When our wonderful Editor proposed the idea, I jumped right in. No way could I miss a chance to have a go at one of the saddest excuses for a TV show in recent years. It upsets me that this article will be placed in the TV Section.
So, where shall we start? I know! We’ll start with the tagline for the show…
“On this series the tans you see might be fake but the people are all real, although some of what they do has been created for your entertainment”
So I’m sitting on a bus and couple of girls are chatting away behind me. I catch a snippet of their conversation - “I know oh my god! I so want to move to Essex so we can party like all the time”. Essex now has this reputation of being a place full of half-witted alcoholic blokes and brain-dead bimbos with enough makeup to make a clown blush.
Walk through the streets of Essex and you’re no more likely to come across these people than in your own town. A lot of hardworking decent people in Essex are sick and tired of people making the connection. Our Editor, Will is from Essex and I’d wager his IQ is higher than the entire cast of TOWIE put together! (Provided of course that Will’s IQ is over 12…).
What else winds me up about this show? I read the news every day, so one thing that really gets to me is when I see the number one story “Joey Essex splits with Girlfriend” or “TOWIE stars strip off for photo-shoot”. Then squeezed somewhere at the bottom of these ‘headlines’ “12 Dead in Mumbai shooting” or “15 Year old Girl Goes Missing in Doncaster”. Either the public or the media has no perspective when it comes to TOWIE.
The current cast of TOWIE during a 'musical' special...