Couch Potato Pickings
On BBC3 tonight at 9.50pm
Just looking at this picture puts me on edge. I can actually hear that Neanderthal roar, which probably makes it a powerful image, but as someone who hates football, it gives me little hope for this British film, which I haven’t seen.
It seems to be about a bunch of 20somethings moaning about life, responsibilities and turning 30 (get over it) while playing football for some amateur Sunday team.
I can’t say that grabs my interest. All I have to do is eavesdrop on any random bunch of youngish blokes in my local pub to get that sort of shallow view of life’s demands and goals. And, at least then when their banter proves to be predictable and repetitive I can walk away.
I don’t think I’ll be checking this out. Let’s face it, it’s fun enough dreaming up your own list of things to do before you’re 30, particularly if you’ve already been there and done that.
Things to do Before You’re 30:
Get a job
Leave the family home
Attend at least one live concert
Experience one period of unemployment or financial hardship
Visit at least two capital cities
Have a breakdown and come through it
Have at least one meal that costs over £50 a head
Experience sex with a man and a woman
See at least one live theatrical performance
Have at least one bottle of wine that’s worth over £25
Go to at least one wedding, one civil partnership and one funeral
Live with a pet
Experience at least one embarrassing moment that still makes you blush
Have at least one wild night that fills you with regret the following morning
Have your heart broken at least three times