Eight reasons you should watch Gogglebox

Channel 4’s Gogglebox sounds like a bizarre idea for a programme…watching other people watch television. But it’s great! And if you’re sitting there thinking ‘I would be so good on this’ because obviously you’re hilarious, then this is most definitely worth a watch. Now in its seventh series, Gogglebox has proven to be popular, so you’ll feel fabulous having seen it before the internet-wizards make a meme out of one of the many funny scenes.

1. Wonderful friendships found in Sandra and Sandy giggles over waist trainers, excessively long fake finger nails, the jump-around-the-room reaction that we can all confess to doing more than once and of course fly swat shocks. This pair will bring a smile to your face when you’re feeling guilty about hiding in your Friday blanket cave (or is that just me, please don’t tell me it is?)

Sandra and Sandy’s incapability to sit still whilst watching a programme will have you excited every time they pop up on the screen. Source: http://bit.ly/1QLbH4r

2. Relationship goals. This term cringes me out to no end but if it has to be used then Leon and June Bernicoff are the only people for it. The elderly couple from Liverpool found love on a teacher training course and have been together ever since. Leon’s filthy humour towards his beloved June shows us all that love isn’t temporary… And his tendency to sshh June whilst she isn’t speaking keeps us grounded about love too.


You’ll soon be loving Leon and June just as much as they love each other. Source: http://bit.ly/1QLbH4r  

3. The Tapper Family. A close family that are great to watch especially when anything even remotely sexual is mentioned and we get this look from a young Mr Tapper.

“You’ve never seen porn have you Josh?”A priceless reaction in response to his mother after watching a raunchy scene from The Game of Thrones. Source: http://bit.ly/1QLbH4r

4. What to catch up on. Gogglebox highlights great television programmes using the most amateur but realistic reviewers. The programmes they’re watching will appear with the title and channel so you can catch up if you think they looked good.


Forget The Three Musketeers, it’s all about the comical Siddiqui trio. Source:  http://bit.ly/1QLbH4r 

5. ‘The posh couple’. Steph and husband Dom Parker teach you a worthwhile lesson that should be passed onto all children ready for adolescent life. It’s okay to get pissed a little more than often. And if you had your own bar then you would too. I’m definitely not promoting alcoholism but what I am promoting is getting tipsy with your better half and a sausage-dog, every Friday night.


I don’t know why or what is happening but I know I want to be there. Source: http://bit.ly/1RnJ6mw

6. Patterns. If you want to learn how not to dress or if you’ve got a thing for brown and mismatching patterns then Mary and Giles will be your visionary dream. Googlebox is worth watching purely to see their vomit-inducing décor.

You see what I mean, right? Source: http://bit.ly/1QLbH4r

7. Everybody cries. Best-friends Jenny and Lee from Hull are quite the duo. The pair are often seen shedding a tear, at pretty much anything they watch and that’s okay! I mean, who can’t watch  24 Hours in A & E without worrying that everyone will be dead at the end. So let’s all cry together, over people we don’t know going through a struggle, it only reminds us that our hearts do have a pulse and if Jenny and Lee show emotion, then we can too.

You’re not the first to blubber away watching a programme on the sofa and you definitely won’t be the last. Source: http://bit.ly/1QLbH4r

8. Leon and June, again. Almost every episode ends in Leon saying something super cute. This will make you want to give the closest person to you a hug –or your closest pet, no judging- .

In true Gogglebox fashion, I’m ending with Leon and June. Channel 4 on Friday at 9pm. Never miss an episode. Source: http://bit.ly/1RnJ6mwl


Featured image found via Channel 4

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