The FUNEST show on TV, right now?
Without any serious competition, it’s ITV’s six-part series Activation Pointsintroduced us to The Met’s short and hilariously disturbing fused bomb disposal unit, whose mission is to keep an eye on a ruthless terrorist cell but spend most of their time unknowingly. blow up almost everyone who is unfortunate enough to encounter them.
Friends, colleagues, innocent bystanders, some poor screamers in a mosque and even the protagonist’s brother have all been brought to the kingdom by his humorous antics. Trigger Point gang, the true heirs of the Frank Drebin Police Squad! and Operation Good Guys, albeit with an explicit disclaimer.
Those two shows are really meant to be fun.
Trigger Point is said to be a very serious, thought-provoking TV series produced by Line Of Duty/Bodyguard writer Jed Mercurio, whose involvement has almost certainly led ITV to believe it will be a another work of genius written in jargon.
His unfortunate LOD colleague Vicky McClure probably thought so too when she took on the role of wide-eyed dynamite cop Lana “Wash” Washington, a dark and heartbroken soul who, when she was not running away from the explosion, spent a lot of time. Staring into the space between and contemplating all the devastation unleashed whenever she appeared with a set of pliers and a torch.
Just as she can.
In episode one, Lana follows her partner Joel “Nut” Nutkins and 17 Randoms destroyed by a van bomb by terrorists.
While, in episodes two and three, after a few minutes of shouting “shut up” at a held hostage, Wash decides that she can’t neutralize the mosque’s bomb, so instead, she was shouting “down, down”.
The predictable consequences are catastrophic but not half as spectacular as the one in episode four, when her older brother Billy somehow finds himself trapped inside a broken-down car stuck and was told by him, nothing is certain, sister: “DO NOT go out.”
Then she just ran away to get something. Guess what to try?
BOOOOM! Billy tries to get out.
At that point – and I don’t apologize for the reaction – I also burst out laughing, not only because the scene itself is unintentionally funny, but I also noticed that the Trigger Point script was flagging every tragedy. New illustrations in the same scene , dedicated guidance .
“It’s a mercury tilt switch.” “S**t.”
“Security Alert at the University of South London.” “S**t.”
“It’s a GFP.” “S**t.”
“Arrange a bronze evacuation.” “S**t.”
Activate the second series. “”S**t.”
And yes, I created that last one. However, a bronze evacuation is exactly what I’ll get, if Trigger Point shows up again.
Disaster is predictable
Because I want to make it clear that I’m laughing on this show, not at it.
It’s part of all those unnecessary explosions, funny dialogue, and terrible soundtrack (easy listening with violins, boys).
But it owes much more to the complete lack of mystery surrounding the terrorist plot, which from the moment Nut suggests it could be “Muslims”, everyone, including the goldfish. Your pet, both know it will involve British far-right nationalists, the sole terrorist. British dressing box community group dares to admit.
Indeed, at the same time they were running on ITV’s Trigger Point, British nationalists were doing the same on Channel 4’s Screw and BBC1’s EastEnders.
The broadcasters probably think this makes them heroes. It really doesn’t.
It just tells us sponsor idiots think their viewers are racists while destroying a show’s guessing game and the entire creative process.
So you’ll understand my very clear answer to the question Lana’s therapist posed in episode five.
“When you are absent from work, is it difficult to turn off?”
Click. Is not.
LOOSE Women, Tuesday, Charlene White: “Janet (Street-Porter), do you know where you were conceived?”
You don’t need to be too specific, just the name of the male farm is fine.
Unexpected fools in the bagging field
THE Chase, Bradley Walsh: “In 2010, which Prime Minister’s wife gave birth to a baby girl named Florence?”
Marge: “Winston Churchill.”
Bradley Walsh: “In 1985, pole vaulter Sergey Bubka was the first to cross how many meters?”
Tipping Point, Ben Shephard: “What is the name of the highest peak in Snowdonia National Park in Wales?”
Moya: “Ben Nevis.”
- RE: Tipping Point, Ben Shephard: “In Aesop’s Fables, what kind of creature loses bone when it sees its reflection in water?” Not 100% sure, but Andrew Neil definitely gets it once he sees her.
TV mystery of the month
- When was David Baddie appointed Wizard General of the comedy?
- Why is Claudia Winkleman on a live tour?
- Did Live At The Apollo ever consider booking a “funny” comedian?
- And who won the Carol Vorderman overhaul? Balfour Beatty?
Amazing TV Lies and Illusions
THIS Morning, Phillip Schofield: “I don’t feel comfortable being the center of attention.”
Starstruck, Jason Manford: “Oh. I love it.”
And celebrity master, Nishi Kumar: “Comedian.”
Adam burst the Sheri . bubble
HAVING endured all the torments of hell, Queen’s singer Adam Lambert finally broke the judges’ ranks and decided to tell the truth in episode two of ITV’s Starstruck as he admitted: “I couldn’t close my eyes and listen to Michael Buble fully.”
A perfectly reasonable statement, reaching the ears of these people, but Sheridan Smith clearly hates him for it.
Because if you grasp the heartfelt thread, this whole show unravels, along with her carefully crafted “nice-nice” act.
Personally, though, I’m impressed Adam took a long time to crack and think he’d take an even bigger shock with Team Buble if he ever wanted to open his eyes.
Specifically Jack, a waffle seller and enthusiast from Great Yarmouth, who looked like James Corden after he swallowed Jocky Wilson whole and would have probably dreaded going into the Finals if he had sang. : “I haven’t eaten you yet. ”
True enough, he gave a performance that added credence to “Team George Michael,” who turned out to be two Andrew Ridgeleys and a Princess Diana.
Sometimes, you also get the vaguest hint about George, but there is a pretty hard and fast rule that has been applied on ITV’s Starstruck.
If they had the looks, they wouldn’t look like a star. And if they have a voice, they look like no one you’ve ever clapped before.
A great exception to this rule on Saturday was Rachael, from Portsmouth, who not only has an eerie look like Cher, she also has the poise, chic and even Vanessa Feltz’s hairstyle .
In the land of the blind, etc.
The look of the week
Amazing Winter Olympics Details
DAVE RYDING: “There are bigger things in the world than the Olympics, but it’s still the biggest thing in the world.”
Ed Leigh: “It’s almost there, but Americans are completely mastering it.”
Steve Cram: “It was curled to perfection. Just not enough. ”
(Composited by Graham Wray)
FINAL words on the Winter Olympics will come to BBC studio expert Chemmy Alcott: “I’d love to play to the full potential of the talent we have in this country.”
- KATE GARRAWAY follows what love really means on ITV’s Caring For Derek.
- BBC4 Running Parkinson: Interview with David Niven.
- Starstruck contestant Jordan makes the most amazing bragging of all time: “I was selected to compete in Mr Coventry, which I won.” (Beat who? Jimmy Hill and the Fun Boy Three?).
- And Pete from Gogglebox responds to a question about Mary Beard’s Forbidden Art as she ponders some of the beastly passages of the ancient Romans: “Why do we still find it a bit offensive?” “Because it’s a blog that is deceiving a goat.”
Random TV stimulation
Takeaway hosts Ant & Dec allowing RuPaul to force them into that grotesque Drag Race finale, pictured.
Everyone who helped ruin Dancing On Ice in any way by voting for Bez.
ITV used Terry Jacks’ Seasons In The Sun as the soundtrack for the documentary Yorkshire Ripper (REALLY?).
The Sky Sports News caption reads “believed to have signed” rather than “supposedly signed”.
And that weird, out-of-sync voice on Saturday’s Starstruck told me one of two things. The contestants were speaking or they gave editing tasks to the residents of Trentham Monkey Forest in Staffordshire.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17764223/trigger-point-itv-hapless-funny/ A TV without a trigger can make you explode with giggles