That’s the premise of observational series Gogglebox, currently looking for Australian “families, couples, housemates and friends” who love watching TV and are not afraid of sharing their opinions.
The UK format films viewers as they watch television and let fly with their opinions, which is a most unusual premise. But the show has been a surprising success as a snapshot of modern society, even picking up a BAFTA TV Award for “Reality & Constructed Factual Programme and spawning international versions.
Farah Ramzan Golant, the boss of All3Media, said: “Everyone loves watching TV and talking about TV. But the show isn’t really about TV. The show is about people’s lives, their relationships, their living rooms and the way children and parents talk about TV.
“It captures a cultural response to something that’s happening in the world. Gogglebox shows TV in people’s living rooms is alive and well and thriving. It is asserting the indispensable role of TV in the fabric of people’s lives.”
The series, to be produced by Shine Australia, is currently casting for Sydney and Melbourne participants.
Do you enjoy having a laugh and making others laugh?
Do you make sure you have a say in every conversation?
Do you like to keep up with what’s happening and have an opinion? About news? About sport? About popular television programs?
A network has not yet been announced.