Have you ever wondered what people have been watching in the last 5 years?

Ted Lasso, The White Lotus, Rick Stein reruns.... why Gogglebox reviews shows way older than premiering in the last 7 days.

This season of Gogglebox is casting a much longer lens on the shows being reviewed, which is a bit of a contradiction to the opening line about shows screened in “the last 7 days.”

Following its Emmy triumph, S1E1 of Ted Lasso was reviewed last week, despite originally dropping on Apple TV+ in August 2020.

Recently there was also a Gogglebox favourite, Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul, which first screened in 2016, and Tall Poppy: A Skater’s Story which aired on August 1st on ABC TV Plus.

This week’s episode on Foxtel / 10 features a review of Episode 1 of The White Lotus from July.

The show likes to screen episodes one due to the story set-up being easy to explain to viewers who may not be familiar with storylines.

Foxtel sources advise those titles fall under streaming and On Demand.

“Goggleboxers catching up on series through these means is replicating the way we all watch television,” a spokesperson said.

It’s not that there’s anything wrong with reviewing old material if it works for the households, but should the show reconsider the “7 days” intro at the top of the show?

4 Responses

    1. I agree. The nature of streaming means anything is available at any time. If it works for the show, or is timely in the case of Ted Lasso, by all means review older material. The “last 7 days” intro doesn’t bother me, but it’s a simple change.

    1. Agreed. Squid Game was featured on both the UK and Irish versions last week. Probably won’t be featured here because its too violent for the timeslot Gogglebox airs in.

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