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HIDEOUS! The Jules and Lulu Show, ITV1, 12.30am
It's not often that we choose to preview something on here with the sole intention of making sure that absolutely no-one watches it, but this is a cause that we feel so strongly about, we didn't see what choice we had. This programme is objectionable on just about every level, and perhaps we're giving it more credit than it deserves by even acknowledging its existence, but that's a risk we're willing to take. The show is billed as an "alternative makeover show", but it's basically just an excuse for Julian Bennett to thoroughly embarrass people and trash their houses. Woo! And carrying an utterly irrelevant airdog all the while! Double woo! Basically Jules and Lulu invade people's houses and choose three items that they deem to be tragic and tasteless. The residents of said house then have to guess which objects Jules and Lulu chose, but in order to do so, they have to throw said items into the Pink Dumper Truck Of Destruction (classy). So, basically the item gets destroyed whether it's right or not, so you stand a good chance of destroying some of your possessions for no good reason. The people who guess correctly win a home makeover, but would you really want your home made over by somebody who owns a Pink Dumper Truck Of Destruction? And is it really worth throwing anything you own into a Pink Dum...one of those for the heady thrill of appearing on ITV1 half an hour after midnight? We sincerely doubt it. The only possible redeeming factor this show could have is if they turned it on its head and threw Jules and Lulu into the Pink Truck (insert your own "taking out the trash" joke here). Wouldn't that be better for everyone?

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Couldn't agree more. That guy is despicable.
How about a campaign against the loathsome Four Poofs And A Piano, too?
The portrayal of gays on TV is getting worse rather than better

By Anonymous Paul, at 7:48 am  

Don't even get me started on Four Poofs and a Piano. My God. HATE.

By Blogger Steve, at 10:27 am  

Paul, how would you like to see gays on TV portrayed? While they're not all limp-wristed eyelash-curling cake decorations, they're not all butch, straight-acting hunks, no matter how much your fantasies would like it to be so. x x

By Anonymous Meredith, at 10:31 am  

Well i like watching it.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:24 pm  

I woke up suddenly after dropping asleep on the couch one night to see Jules and the lovely Lulu - now - gaaaaah! - indelibly etched on my brain! Yes it is pretty horrendous and he's such a cheeky monkey I'd never let him in MY knicker drawer, but to see the agonies those couples go through when they have to chuck their giant purple bunny rabbit they've nurtured for years or Grandma's treasured but hideous china dogs into the dumper truck only to find that the other couple have won the makeover and they've crushed all their treasured old rubbish for nothing IS mildly entertaining. Got a little bored of Lulu trotting through the hoops to say yes or no though! I wouldn't trust Jules near my boyfriend, either!....

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:46 am  

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