Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A Few Short Words About That Referendum


We started work on series 4 of Modern Life Is Goodish this week.

Obviously, I didn't wait until Monday morning to give it any thought - I started a new run of Screen Guild gigs last month (and the next one is this Friday) so obviously I've been mulling over new ideas for a wee while now... but collectively, Team Goodish - or at least a few key players - gathered together on Monday morning for the first time this series. We have our office back. There are deadlines.

All we have to do now is remember how we do it. We will. I'm sure we will.

Of course one topic of conversation inevitably came up. The referendum. It's been impossible to avoid these last few weeks and - since we hadn't seen one another for some time, everyone was keen to discuss it. It is, after all, a vote that will shape all of our lives one way or another. At least for a year or two when we'll get another chance to vote for our favourite new soap star at the TV Choice Awards 2017. But for now, the 2016 vote shapes our lives.

Is mentioning it crass? Or is pretending I don't know about it weird? I don't know. But if you want to vote, it's all here.

I'll have details on some recording dates for series 4 soon... in the mean time, the second of three compilation episodes goes out tonight. At 10. On Dave.



13 comments:

richard grimsdale-yates said...

The trouble is Dave, you can mention it, but the time the recording is televised it would be too late and the decision would of been made.
You can make a crass comment about it of course that would be fine.

Carl Nixon said...

It would be interesting to see Dave's take on how the numbers were being used and presented by both sides. I think it is fair to say both sides have bent the facts to suit their own agenda's and in some cases it has been very creative.

If you are just looking at the numbers it should be easy to do a show without taking sides.

Anonymous said...

I'd be most interested in hearing a "Found Poem" based on the referendum and comments on a certain daily newspaper website...

Adrian Wright said...

If you want to mine a good found poem have a look at some of the posts from disgruntled Spurs fans on message boards like Fighting Cocks on why "the best team in England" came third in a two horse race.

Simon Bonfield said...

Hmm, I've already voted, I couldnt see an option on Europe so voted for Modern Life is Goodish. I'm slightly confused and worried that Dave will be now replacing the other Dave at No.10; then We will lose Modern Life... to be replaced by Modern Life is Cameroonish along with a tacky appearance on a weekly basis by Roger Millar doing his corner flag dance.

Neil said...

As has been mentioned (and I'm sure you've already thought of), I think the comments sections would make good Found Poem fodder, otherwise I don't really see the need to mention it unless you find enough good material in the circus surrounding it - the 'Boris Bus', etc.

Dave Gorman said...

Congratulations @Simon Bonfield on being the only person to have commented so far having read the actual blogpost.

Unless everyone else is playing a strange game of double bluff.

Emma Spreadbury said...

I thought it was subtle.

Tough category though. I love The Detectorists, but that's nothing like MLiGish. It's absurd, comparing the two.

But you know that.

Paul Turner said...

I don't know why it needs any discussion, there is only one option worth voting for - Homes under The Hammer.

Anonymous said...

I am so tired of this two sides of the same coin trying to distinguish themselves individually by having a go at the other. As a display of my frustration i shall be abstaining to vote, by mailing a jobby to Ant and Dec.

Dave Green said...

I think it's fair to say the joke pretty much missed its mark. It happens. Pick yourself up, move on. It's a question of adjusting to your audience, and this was posted on Facebook, so...

Neil said...

D'oh! Feel foolish now.

Dave Gorman said...

@Dave Green: I'm not sure 5 or 6 people commenting without reading is proof that something shouldn't have been posted. If we always had to concern ourselves with what some people might not get... everything would be done in very broad strokes at all times.