I am sorry for all my sins, for not loving others and not loving you . Help me to live like Jesus and not sin again

13 June 2007

Last night I switched on ITV at 9 o’clock. This meant that I watched Britain’s Got Talent.

And so much worse than that was the fact that I actually enjoyed it.

Yes there were some terrible acts, and Piers Morgan is a bad version of a poor imitation of Simon, but Simon was his usual entertaining self. And while I don’t really know yer wan Amanda all that well she seemed nice, and not in a Paula “insane, inane, and terrible fake” Abdul way. So I found it entertaining, in a mindless enough fashion.

The shame.

Especially when I watched Tony’s act because I thought that he really was good. And even the overly-sentimental music[1] that ITV play whenever anyone has a sad story[2] to tell didn’t ruin it.

Luckily I am not alone, cause other people have been watching and enjoying too.

Post title is from that prayer you learn when you make your First Confession. Because this is, after all, a confession.


  1. Could they possibly try and milk it more than they do?
  2. Ant and/or Dec will say meet X and the soft music will begin, to let you know that this is a sad story, so get ready to emote

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16 Responses

  1. Barry says:

    Shame on you! I got involountarily sucked into American Idol and barely escaped with my sanity. I'm staying well claer of those shows in the future!

  2. Barry says:

    PS. That should have been "involuntarily" not "involountarily". I hate when people have spelling errors in comments!

    Oh, and I've just seen that "claer" should actually be "clear". Anyway, I'll just get my coat…

  3. Fence says:

    I'm an Idol fan too, but only because it is on when there is absolutely nothing else. And I miss far more than I watch. X Factor is fantastic though. Although I manage to miss a fair few episodes of that too. And, if I'm honest, I won't be going out of my way to watch any more Britain's Got Talent. But a little never hurt :)

  4. weenie says:

    I caught some of Britain's Got Talent over the weekend and whilst I was determined not to enjoy it, I thought it was good! I saw the one with the Michael Jackson ventriloquist monkey and the operatic mobile phone seller – both worthy winners!

    X-Factor I enjoy too for my sins but like you whilst I don't watch these programmes religiously, the odd episode is pretty entertaining. I watched most of Grease is the Word too – the Irish vote got Brian McFadden's sister the prize role but she was pretty good in her own right, though not sure if she was the best.

    I've been sucked into Big Brother though and have only missed two episodes so far (dont bother with the little brother, big mouth rubbish though) but it probably just involved girlie bitching/ranting so it was easy to catch up!

  5. Fence says:

    Didn't watch the Grease thing. The little clips I caught looked cheap and nasty. And that Joseph thing was hidjeous.

    Big Brother I'm avoiding, apart from the Gift Grub versions, from which I've learned that Shabna(?) looks like the mad one with the terrible hair from Police Academy. The Irish one is called Sean and can't make up his mind. What was it Daniel said "I'm a gay fundamental Islamic… actually no, I'm a straight, Jewish Eskimo."

  6. GerryOS says:

    "Last night I switched on ITV at 9 o’clock."

    Rarely would anything good follow such an act. :)

  7. Fence says:

    Very true Gerry. But I'm hooked now. Live show tonight! Ooooooh

  8. weenie says:

    If I'm back in time from the gym tonight, I'll be tuning in.

    And sadly, will probably be flicking over to see what's happening in BB….

  9. Fence says:

    Down to 26 acts now, the tension mounts :)

  10. weenie says:

    Heyyyy, the two acts I wanted to win got thru! :)

  11. Fence says:

    But didn't you feel a little sorry for Dominic? I didn't see Damon's audition, must go look it up on YouTube as the flatmate said it was a lot better than last night's showing. Paul Potts totally deserved first place.

  12. weenie says:

    Yes, I did feel sorry for the little kid who kept smiling til the end – he'll be on X-Factor I'll bet! Damon was better at the audition, he was trying to sing last night and it didn't really work, but like he said, he was trying to do something different, to show that he wasn't a one trick pony/monkey. Paul Potts – again his singing brought tears to my eyes, such a humble guy too!

  13. Sally says:

    I've never ever watched American Idol, nor do I plan to ever watch it. I think I am one of the few human beings who can say that!! Add to the Survivor, Big Brother or been to a Walmart…all facts I point too with pride!!!!

  14. Fence says:

    I've never been a Walmart either. Course we don't have them over here, so that wasn't too hard ;) I've never watched Survivor, or most BB episodes. I have however watched some of the celeb versions.

  15. weenie says:

    Hey Fence, don't you have Asda over there? That's Walmart!

  16. Fence says:

    Nope Asda hasn't made it here yet. Or that chain that Jamie Oliver does the ads for.