I was flicking through the channels t’other day, looking for something to watch while I ate*, when I chanced upon an episode of the children’s sitcom Dani’s House, in which the eponymous actress was getting all gothed up in order to impress a “famous Emo heartthrob”, named Brandon Noir. Presumably Vince Noir was busy? I’ve said before that I don’t find carefully applied make-up and co-ordinated clothes especially “sexy”, but the one perennial exception to that rule is Goth/Emo chicks. Even the close-ups of her applying the lip-stick and eye-liner were kinda sexy! Shame she doesn’t look like that every week, because that would definitely make the programme unmissable in my book… although I must admit that I turned my TV off again as soon as I was done eating, to escape the god-awful jokes and canned laughter.
I had to watch through the first ten minutes again on the BBC’s iPlayer, to grab these screencaps… but my internet connection is so slow and crappy, I didn’t get any further through the episode this time around. For all I know, something fantastically hilarious and/or enlightening could happen in the final third of the programme… but somehow I doubt it. According to Wikipedia this episode (“Grandad and the Emo of Doom”) came from the third series, and the BBC has already commissioned a fourth and fifth instalment! Clearly the kiddies have a much higher tolerance for this sort of “humour” than I do… or maybe it’s just being kept on the air by “dirty old men” like me, hitting their mute buttons and perving over Harmer? Hmmm…
* If only there were an abridged version of Deal Or No Deal where they cut out all the between-box banter, and replaced Noel Edmonds with a simple touch-screen computer, I wouldn’t need to flip at all!