Friday, July 11, 2008

Personal Services Required

I normally avoid 'reality' television and its relentless exploitation of sad, dysfunctional people. However, against my better judgement, I am addicted to a programme called Personal Services Required.

I discovered it last Sunday when I was channel hopping and became instantly hooked. Each week the programme features two businesspeople and their quest to find the ideal PA/housekeeper from a selection of three candidates.

What makes this programme such compelling viewing is that the people are, almost without exception, completely awful and seem to be totally lacking in any charm or self-awareness.

This clip is one of the best things I've seen for a long time, featuring a businessman who seems to have a few 'issues'.


The Poet Laura-eate said...

Don't! I'm already a Hotel Inspector, Mary, Queen of Shops, 10Years Younger, etc etc addict!

On the plus side of this mis-spent delayed youth, I'm currently writing a programme treatment for the next generation of 'makeover shows' - wish me luck!


grain of sand said...

oh dear ... get rid of your television! One can watch many programmes free on-line ... BBC and ITV offer repeats for a limited time and recently I discovered Channel 4 (4oD) who have many free films and repeat programmes which is where I saw 'Personal Services Required'.
I sat watching almost stunned by the lack of professional business behaviour being exhibited. Not sure I want to watch the next episode.

JRSM said...

That was... educational. Bloody hell. I've obviously got off lightly in the job interview department.