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Goggle box/Naked Attraction

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Sophiasnana Mon 23-Nov-20 18:50:39

Television really has reached a new low. Tuned in to goggle box the other night and watched them review a show called Naked Attraction. I am certainly no prude, but what has the world come to when men and women reveal themselves, standing in a box, stark naked, to try to win a date. The show is not remotely funny nor interesting. I honestly despair!

Smileless2012 Mon 23-Nov-20 18:52:03

It's awful isn't it; came across it some time ago when I was channel hopping and put me right off channel hopping!!!

tanith Mon 23-Nov-20 18:52:48

Well it’s not everyone’s taste but it’s apparently popular.

MayBee70 Mon 23-Nov-20 19:03:11

Going off at a bit of a tangent but is it just me that finds the gay hairdresser guy on gogglebox who’s been in it for years totally unfunny. He was ok when he was with his other partner who I quite like, then he was with his mum and now he’s with his husband. I just can’t stand people that laugh at their own jokes. I’ve only just started watch gogglebox again. As for Naked Attraction, it really is the lowest of the low isn’t it.

Grannynannywanny Mon 23-Nov-20 19:06:00

I saw it on Gogglebox. I had no idea the plucked chicken look was the norm 😳

biba70 Mon 23-Nov-20 19:10:30

How low can TV sink and those who watch - sad

merlotgran Mon 23-Nov-20 19:18:39

biba Are you saying that anyone who watches Gogglebox is - sad?

phoenix Mon 23-Nov-20 19:36:54

Sorry, but I really enjoy Googlebox, although I would have loved to be a fly on the wall when it was pitched to the TV company that eventually commissioned it! grin

Naked Attraction is another matter though, and I think to lump that and Googlebox in the same bracket (or OP) is to do Googlebox a disservice.

I've only seen Naked Attraction on a couple of occasions, usually while channel hopping and have experienced that sort of "deer in the headlights" effect, in that you can hardly believe what you are seeing.

Ended up shouting at the TV, "You mean vulva, not vagina"! But it would seem that's a common mistake, and never corrected.

FarNorth Mon 23-Nov-20 19:53:34

Naked Attraction is gruesome.

I couldn't watch, tho, when Gogglebox showed Ant & Dec having to consume some horrible things. Yuk

Jaxjacky Mon 23-Nov-20 19:54:29

phoenix agree and I’m not sorry I watch google box, it cheers me up as well as listening to different view points. Naked attraction, never watched, used to watch the red triangle films years ago though!
Each to their own, turn over or switch off.

Lucretzia Mon 23-Nov-20 20:03:30

Goggle Box can be great fun

Naked Attraction is quite the opposite. It baffles me. How can we possibly decide on a good date by looking at the naked form.

Mary Whitehouse would be spinning in her grave

Sophiasnana Mon 23-Nov-20 20:12:17

I certainly didnt mean to slate goggle box. I really enjoy it, especially the two clever brothers with the handsome dad! I just sometimes wonder about their choice of programmes to review? Thats twice they have reviewed that revolting Naked Attraction.

MayBee70 Mon 23-Nov-20 20:15:21

I love First Dates, too. Never make a point of watching it but when I catch it by accident I have to watch all of it.

phoenix Mon 23-Nov-20 20:15:45

Well glad to see some support for Gogglebox!

Apart from being entertaining, it came (as others have said) an insight as to how other people view things.

Damn sight more entertaining and enlightening than reading the letters pages of some of the newspapers!

Sort of the modern alternative to the man on the Clapham Omnibus, iykwim

phoenix Mon 23-Nov-20 20:17:56

Sorry about typos, should read "can be".

phoenix Mon 23-Nov-20 20:19:59

Sophiasnana

I certainly didnt mean to slate goggle box. I really enjoy it, especially the two clever brothers with the handsome dad! I just sometimes wonder about their choice of programmes to review? Thats twice they have reviewed that revolting Naked Attraction.

I think the participants are told what to watch.

I can't imagine that some of the programmes would be their personal choice!

biba70 Mon 23-Nov-20 20:20:38

merlotgran

biba Are you saying that anyone who watches Gogglebox is - sad?

Naked Attraction

BlueBelle Mon 23-Nov-20 20:22:25

maybee I m with you about the hairdresser... is it Stephen? I thought he was ok with the first chap quite funny ok with his mum but with this new one I can’t stand him and the new chap just simpers all the time, looking all dewy eyed at him
Pass the sick bucket

Grannynannywanny Mon 23-Nov-20 21:01:37

I really enjoy Gogglebox. My favourites are the Siddiqi family and Mary and Marina. Oh and Giles and Mary.

Jane10 Mon 23-Nov-20 21:44:21

I love it too. Jenny and Lee and Giles and Mary are favourites. Siddiqui family too. Also the Malones with their huge dogs and plates of cakes. I suppose it's hard to understand the attraction of it unless you've seen the programme.
Naked Attraction. Argh. It's incomprehensible that that programme is in any way entertaining.

Auntieflo Mon 23-Nov-20 21:56:21

I used to love Gogglebox, but it is sinking to new lows recently. Why? I'm sure it must embarrass some of the participants.
Just wondering what June and Leon would have made of it?

merlotgran Mon 23-Nov-20 22:05:56

I think some people don't actually 'get' Gogglebox.

Lucretzia Mon 23-Nov-20 22:08:11

I think June and Leon would have found Naked Attraction quite hilarious

annsixty Mon 23-Nov-20 22:24:15

The Naked attraction segment on tonight’s Gogglebox had my GD and I nearly falling off our chairs laughing.
What sort of person subjects themselves to such depths
We were not laughing at the poor souls taking part but the reaction of the goggleboxers.

Not strictly true the jogging antics were hilarious.

Jane10 Mon 23-Nov-20 22:34:27

Ian Hislop is a fan of Gogglebox.