Apologies for being slightly late to the #AwesomeBoresome-ness this week. Blame this on the fact that I am currently fending off a sore throat and thus have the energy and attention span of a fruit fly.
Being slightly ill isn’t one of my #Boresomes though, but there are a couple of things that are. So after last week’s crayoning and weather inaccuracies, let’s see what I’ve been digging and ditching this week just gone…
- #AWESOME – Olly Murs and Caroline Flack returning to ‘The X Factor’
It’s fair to say I have always been a big old romantic at heart. This creates a few problems more often than not, in that, in real life and outside of this, I love seeing a beautiful partnership blossoming and developing into a ‘will-they-won’t-they-and-God-damn-it-they’re-so-cute’ type situation, and I become rather like Davina McCall when romance blossomed on the second series of ‘Big Brother’ between Helen and Paul (‘I LOVE YOU PAUL CLAAAARRKE!’ Who could forget? – I digress).
Step forward Ross and Rachel in Friends, Miranda and Gary in er, Miranda, and also step forward Carolly, or as they’re more commonly known outside of a group of flouncing Tumblr based shipping nerds, Olly Murs and Caroline Flack.
Even though it’s been the worst kept secret for like a fortnight since Dermot O’Leary announced his hug giving, head patting and Louis Walsh ribbing duties were to be no more on ‘The X Factor’, the rumours have finally been confirmed as true this week that after a two year break, the most beautiful telly partnership will be back for the show’s 12th series this autumn – this time, graduating from ITV2 to hosting the main ITV show.
Which hopefully means we will once again see the return of moments like this:
Oh and this:
- #AWESOME – Pringles forming a supergroup with Doritos (kinda)
It’s pretty much common knowledge that the king and queen of all moreish, crisp based snacks are Pringles and Doritos. So it was only a matter of time, we naturally wondered, before someone would combine the two, wasn’t it?
Well, as you can see above, that time, my friends, is now. Pringles Tortillas have been going for about a year in America and have now finally come to the UK – they’re in Tesco at the moment but we haven’t seen them anywhere else.
We gave two of the tubs a try last week – Original and Sour Cream – and let’s put it this way. If this takes off as well as it has across the pond, this is going to be crisps what McBusted merging was to pop music, they are that good. Yum.
- #BORESOME – Apple Watch, The completely unnecessary launch of the
It’s true to say Apple’s been at the forefront of some of the most cutting edge and impressive technology in the last two decades. The iPod for instance: literally very good. The MacBook: also quite good (we are writing this on a HP netbook but that’s besides the point). Very occasionally though, they take complete leave of their senses and launch some complete and utter crap.
You know there comes a point when even the most insane gadget loon holds their hands up and says ‘Hang on a minute, all I need my watch to do is tell me the time. That is, after all, what it is there for’. Having a hi-tech watch filled with gadgets and apps is fine if you’re James Bond or someone with more money than sense. Anyone else is either a fashion victim or a pillock. Or both. Hopefully this will tank thus before we all become mini versions of will.I.am.
- #BORESOME – ‘Ninja Warrior’
ITV has launched more than a fair amount of Saturday night primetime turkeys in recent years. ‘Stepping Out’. ‘Red or Black?’. That awful ‘Stars in their Eyes’ revival with Harry Hill (and which has now been axed, thus meaning we’ll never get to apply to go on as Tom Fletcher. Damn you Harry). ‘The Nation’s Favourite Dish’.
And now joining that list is a show that’s basically the so-OTT-it-was-awesome ‘Gladiators’, without the spandex outfits or giant cotton bud things they used to batter the crap out of each other with. Basically, a not very good ‘Gladiators’ for the 2010s. Not even our beloved Rochelle Humes hosting on this can save this utter travesty of a show and it’ll be lucky if it gets renewed.