The Supersizers Eat The 1980s

The Supersizers Eat The 1980s
Adam Ant and Madonna-style clothing, which Giles and Sue wear.

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Giles and Sue Live The Good Life - the Christmas special!

Hello there! Nice of you to join me here (on my blog) at Christmas. First of all today I'd like to wish you a Merry Christmas, hope you're having a nice time, and enjoying yourself. And I hope, like me, you enjoyed watching the Christmas special of 'Giles and Sue Live The Good Life'.

I thought it was great to have an episode especially for Christmas - even though they filmed it in the summer, which you could never tell, until, of course, Sue says that it's not real snow, when her and Giles are having a snowball fight in the back garden.

And the snow wasn't the only thing Christmassy about the snow, they also made their very own Christmas cards, which Giles and Sue decorated themselves. Giles' card had a Christmas tree on it, with the words 'Merry Christmas' on the top of the card, but the word 'Christmas' wasn't exactly straight, it sort of curved around the side of the card, as Giles had run out of room to write it across the top of the card. And Sue's card had a piece of holly on the top of it, which she'd painted and even shaded the berries. 

They also made their own Christmas crackers, paper hats, and Sue wrote jokes to go inside the crackers. And they posted their hand made Christmas cards on foot, whilst they walked the two goats. And they even got each other presents - Sue knitted Giles a 70s style, yellow and brown jumper, and Giles got Sue a red pair of wellies. Giles brought the presents into the bedroom, wearing blue pyjamas and a red and white Santa hat, whilst Sue was still asleep, placed them rather noisily on the bed and said "Santa's been!".

I thought it was the best episode of the series, and it was really fun to watch. They came across as though they had lots of fun making it, which was nice to see. And there were some really mermorable moments, such as Giles taking one of the turkies into the kitchen, placing it in front of the oven and telling it to "hop in" there. Also when Giles made a robin, which looked very realistic and detailed. Another moment which really stuck out in my mind was when Giles and Sue were in the living room and started drinking all sorts of cocktails off of a trolley, whilst they were dressed as Jerry and Margo. And by the end of their drinking session they were falling about quite a bit, and Giles nearly knocked over the cocktail trolley.

Overall, it was a very enjoyable show to watch, and I hope you liked it too. Please do leave a comment if you have anything you'd like to say about the show.

Thanks for reading, and bye for now. Ss1!

Friday, 19 November 2010

Giles and Sue Live The Good Life - episode 2 - Is It a Good Life?

Hello again, fans of Giles and Sue, and welcome back to my blog dedicated to them, and their work.

This time I'll be reviewing the second episode of their new show on BBC 2 called 'Giles and Sue Live The Good Life'. And if you didn't watch it yet, you may not want to read this, as I will be describing a few things that happened in the show. So, here goes...

First of all, I'd like to say that I think Giles and Sue make me laugh roughly at least every minute in this show, because just like in 'Supersizers' they come out with funny things, and they get on really well, infact, I'd go as far to say that they get on better now, in this series, than they did in 'Supersizers'. Although they still have the occational dig at each other - which helps add to the humour of the show.

Secondly, there are always bits that stand out to me, as My Funniest Moments of the show. And these are: when Giles and Sue take the two goats out for a walk, and they keep pooing in the road, and Sue has to get down to pick the little droplets up; also when Giles and Sue made a scarecrow in their allotment, and they dressed it up to look like Margo, from the original series of 'The Good Life', and Sue said to Giles that it's his ideal woman - before we knew it was supposed to be Margo; and also when Giles cut out fabric for a dress Sue would then wear to the 'Summer Party', and once it was on Sue she started to strut about in it, in their living room.

And I'd also like to say that Sue really does make a great Margo, and can really pull off the posh, North London accent. And in this episode, she again got dressed up as Margo, but we only saw her briefly, once in their living room, on the phone, and once with Giles - as Jerry, at a tennis court. And again, I'd like to add that the outfit she wore was very good, and really suited her.

Finally, I'd say that this series, so far, has been very informative, as well as fun. We also get to see Giles and Sue talk to people who lived in the seventies, to give us a better idea, of what it was like to live a self-sufficient lifestyle.

Thanks for reading, and it would be much apprieciated if you could leave a comment about what you thought of the show.

Bye for now, Ss1!

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Giles and Sue Live The Good Life... VERY FUNNY!

Hello readers! (And fans of Giles and Sue.) Welcome back to my blog. This time it's all about Giles and Sue's new show... and my opinion on it. And... I thought it was GREAT! Just as good and funny as Supersizers. And Sue Perkins as Margo... well... she should win an award, that's all I'm saying.

Giles Coren was also great, and made the perfect Tom, although I can't really comment on him as Jerry, because we didn't see enough of him as that character. But his hair being slicked back was pretty cool. And he made some great bread, even though the SHOUTY BREAD WOMAN kept shouting at him and telling him he was doing it wrong. But, in the end, he made a really good loaf of bread, and the S. B. W. thought it was tastier than Sue's.

Also, Sue looked great dressed as Margo on the golf course - that look totally suits her! And she was funny when she got her golf ball stuck in the sand pit. I couldn't help but laugh at her.

And just like Supersizers, it had lots of info. about the time period - the seventies. And Giles even went to a library to do some research about how to live like Tom and Barbara. And Sue also did some research, but she was at their home in North London at the time, while Giles was in the library, standing up - the whole time! Didn't he get sore legs?

Anyway, overall the show is a must see for anyone wanting to live a seventies lifestyle - like Tom and Barbara Good. And also for fans of Supersizers, or just Giles and Sue - kind of like me. Although Giles has called me 'the number one focus group' of the show. And I'm very proud of that.

Thanks for reading, and please do leave a comment about the show. Bye for now, Ss1!

Friday, 5 November 2010

Sue Perkins and Giles Coren on The One Show!

Hello again! You're back! Or... in the case of you being a new reader to this blog, hello, and welcome to my blog, about Sue and Giles, and their work on TV, both old and new, and all very good - in my opinion.

Today's blog tells the story of Giles and Sue on The One Show. It was VERY exciting to see them together on TV again, but, unfortunately, they weren't shown quite enough. The show does seem to skip about quite a bit, and so Giles and Sue didn't get a very long interview, unlike shows such as The Paul O' Grady Show, and Loose Women, where the guests get much longer to talk, and it's all in one go - most of the time.

The One Show is good though, it does include quite a bit of humour, but it's not so great for interviewing celebrity guests. The presenters are good though, even though sometimes they do interrupt the guests, as they did with Giles and Sue - which I thought was a little unfair, seeing as their fans haven't seen them together for months, since they were filming 'Giles and Sue Live The Good Life', as Giles posted a pic of them together (outside their pig shelter) .

And there it is, above!

And don't they look lovely? Well, I think they do! They make a very good Tom and Barbara Good, don't they?

Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is, that Giles and Sue deserved much more camera time than they got given on 'The One Show'. And if it was up to me to direct that show, I'd of told the presenters to of let Giles and Sue speak for longer, or I would of made the show longer - as I don't think that 'The One Show' goes on long enough to fit everything in.

Thanks for listening/reading my opinion on this topic, and I hope to hear some of your comments about it.

Bye for now, Ss1!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Cooking for beginners!

Hello again, you lovely readers, you! Today's blog post is going to be a little different. Mainly for the fact that I'm going to be giving you all advise on how to cook. But, this being 'Supersizer1's blog' it'll have a slight twist to how most people give cooking advice.

This post is inspired by Giles Coren's book 'Anger Management For Beginners' and also by something I ate today.

First of all, you need to go to your local cafe or canteen (depending on how old you are) . If it's a cafe, order a burger - if they sell them, and if not, go to your local canteen, and buy a burger. Now, also depending on your taste in food, whether you are a vegetarian, or vegan, or just a normal eater, then it's best to order a chicken burger.

Once you've ordered your burger (and make sure you get a nice sauce to go with it) , sit down at your nearest table, or just pop it in your bag and take it to wherever you're going. Then, once you've sat down, and are comfortable, open the wrapper (if it has one) , and split the burger in two - if it has two ends to the bun. Add your choosen sauce, and put the top piece of the bun back onto the piece of CHICKEN - if that was your choosen filling.

Then, finally (and this is the best bit) CHEW CHEW CHEW! And OF COURSE do enjoy your burger.

Thanks for reading, leave a comment - if you have the urge, and let me know how your burger tasted like.

Bye for now, Ss1!

Sunday, 31 October 2010

My correction is no longer needed!

Hello again, to all my readers (even though I only have 5 followers - 2 of which are me - my Twitter account and my Google account) ! This blog post is completely edited from my last one 'Correction time for me...' because in my blog, I called 'The Good Life is going to be GOOD!', I made a HUGE mistake, saying that the show's called 'Sue and Giles Live The Good Life' when infact it's called 'Giles and Sue Live The Good Life'.

I don't like to make mistakes, but it's already been made, and I can't change that. But, I can change the mistake in a written sort of way, as you can tell if you have read my blog about Giles and Sue's new show, and noticed the title of the show has changed - well, it HASN'T, it's just that I got the title wrong, for whatever reason (maybe I just typed that blog post really fast, and so I didn't notice my mistake, OR I just didn't know the exact title at the time) .

Anyway, it's all corrected now. And so I can relax, safe in the knowlegde that I've got a blog post that is accurate, and corrected, and NOT to be criticised by anyone - well people that notice these things that is.

And yes, it's a little off topic from what I usually write about (Sue and Giles) , but I just wanted to clear up the whole mistake, before I blog about them again.

P.S. This edited version of my blog from Sunday, has just been written on Monday evening, at 23:15.

Thanks for reading, bye for now, Ss1!

My photos from Giles and Sue Live The Good Life (trailer) ...

Hello (yet again) readers. I'm back again tonight (or today, if you're reading this later on into Sunday) to show you some pictures from the new trailer of Giles and Sue Live The Good Life!

Just above is a photo I took from the trailer, showing Giles mowing the lawn, possibly as Tom Good, as his clothes don't look too posh in that clip of him.

Above we can see Sue is milking their goat Geraldine, and she seems to be doing a pretty good job of it too. Although, in the clip we see Giles get squirted in the eye by Geraldine, when Sue pulls down on the goat's teat (probably in the wrong direction) .

Here, in this picture, Sue is holding an axe (I'm not sure why, but maybe she's about to/has just chopped up some wood, possibly for the range in their kitchen) . She looks quite pleased with herself, and I must say that the blondie/brown wig really suits her, don't you think?

And here, Giles is DEFINATELY dressed up as Tom, looking into his and Barbara's house. (Which of course, is REALLY Sue.)

And, just for the fun of it, they have thrown in the old logo from the original series of the sitcom 'The Good Life', and also used the old music from the show, which, for anyone who lived in the 70s, and (possibly) saw the sitcom, it will take them back in time - in their minds, and so they will be able to picture Sue and Giles as Barbara and Tom much more easily.

Overall, I think it's a pretty good trailer, and it did get me all excited about seeing the new series. Also some funny lines were added, both from Giles and Sue. I really look forward to watching it now, and I hope you're just as excited as I am. Comment below if you have any questions etc.

Thanks for reading, Ss1!

Saturday, 30 October 2010

The Good Life is going to be GOOD!

Hello again readers! It's me... Supersizer1, with the latest news on Sue and Giles.

Today, I went to buy The Times newspaper from one of my local shops, and went to a local cafe, where I read an interesting and funny article about Sue and Giles' new show 'Giles and Sue Live The Good Life'. This was in a pullout about 'austerity' in the middle of the paper. And on the front cover, Sue and Giles are dressed up as Tom and Barbara Good, from the 70s sitcom The Good Life.

Inside the pullout was a two page article guiding people on how to live like Tom and Barbara, as well as quotes from Sue and Giles, and photos of them filming their new show. On the left they are dressed as Tom and Barbara, and on the right they're dressed as Margo and Jerry (which I stress, is the funniest picture I've seen of them in ages) . Also, below the photo of them as Tom & Barb. is a photo of Sue and Giles' chicken coup. Which, as I remember from their tweets in May, whilst they were still filming the show, Giles posted a photo on Twitpic of the chicken coup, and said Sue painted it. It's a sort of mix between pink and purple. Infact, it looks like a professional painted it (who knows, maybe Sue is a painter, and she just never told anyone) .

On the bottom right of the two page pullout, there's a picture of Sue and Giles with their goat Geraldine, and Sue is standing on the right, milking it, while Giles is on the left, sitting down, starring at the goat's udder/teats, and by the look on his face, he seems a bit horrified by Sue milking Geraldine. Also, just above this photo it describes 'How to milk a goat'. And all of the tips on how to live 'a life of austerity' have a heading, which are brightly highlighted in different colours, such as deep pink, green, purple and blue.

All in all, it's a very good article, and based on the photos of Sue and Giles filming their new show, it looks as though it's going to be a good one. Let's hope it lives up to 'The Supersizers Eat' and 'Go' series.

Let me know what you think, just comment below, and if you have any questions, I'll be happy to answer them.

Bye for now, Ss1!

Sunday, 24 October 2010

The night I met Giles Coren!

Hello readers! What an exciting week I've had! On Wednesday, the 20th of October, I met Giles Coren! Yes, the same Giles Coren from 'The Supersizers Eat' and 'Go'!

He was very down to earth, and spoke exactly the same as on television. And I even got a photo of him - which I took...

There he is above, smiling at me and his left hand is behind his back. I'm not sure why, but maybe he was holding something (I don't know) .

Anyway, I met him in a book shop - as you can tell from the photo. It was a Waterstones, in North London. He was doing a book signing, and a Q + A with Alison Rudd. And I got in at the last minute, with the VERY last ticket.

As I entered the book shop, it was very empty, and then I saw the stairs, which were red, and on the bottom step stood a freestanding notice saying 'Meet Giles Coren' with a photo of him in the middle of it.

As I wondered upstairs, I thought it sounded a bit too quiet. Then, all of a sudden, I heard a few people laughing. Then, as I got closer, I saw Giles sitting at a table, with Alison on the right, and him on the left.

I got given a seat right at the back, so when Giles was speaking, I could only occationally see his hands pop out from either side of people's heads. And also if I stretched my neck, I could see the top of his head.

Anyway, the jist of it was that him and Alison would talk to each other, but mainly him, and other people would ask him questions whenever they wanted to - even though, not many people did. Then, towards the end, Alison got people to put up their hands (as if they were at Primary School) and ask questions to Giles.

I decided not to, as I wanted to hear what other people would ask him. And some questions were rather funny. For example, one woman asked Giles about something he said in his book about Vegetarians. And he didn't even remember what he'd written - which is understandable, as he writes two new columns every week in The Times.

After people had asked him questions, he got up, quite causually, and wondered around the area where he'd be signing books. He eventually sat down, at a little table, with a red and white cloth on it, and began to sign books. And only about half of the people went over to him, to get their copy signed. Which, in my opinion, must mean that those people weren't really that keen on buying his book - just wanted to see him in the flesh.

But, of course, I did go there to see him in the flesh, but I'd already bought the book a few months ago. And some people didn't even have the book already, they paid after hearing him talk.

I waited until everyone had seen him before talking to him, as I wanted to be the last, purely because I would have a good chance of talking to him for quite a while - which I did. He was very nice, and signed my copy. And also some other bits I'd brought along. I also gave him some artwork I'd done for him and Sue, which he seemed very pleased with.

All in all, it was a great night out, and I urge you to go along to a book signing some time. Not just his, but other writers as well. I think that must of been my first proper one, and I LOVED IT! They are definately the way forward, I swear.

Thanks for reading this blog, and I hope to read your comments on it.

Bye for now, Ss1!

Sunday, 17 October 2010

The Supersizers Eat... The French Revolution!

Hello everyone! And welcome back to 'Supersizer1's blog'!

Today, as you can see above, I'm going to be talking about today's repeated episode of 'The Supersizers Eat... The French Revolution'. And just above, is a picture of Sue and Giles at their dining table, dressed as King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Throughout most of the episode, they are living the life of these historical figures, whilst mainly focusing on the food of the 1780s.

Sue Perkins is dressed up to look like Marie Antoinette, even at Marie's bath time - although, I've chosen not to display that image, as it didn't look very good, and also doesn't make Sue look that good either. So instead, I've used the image from when Sue and Giles go to experiment with electricity, and Sue is forced to have negative ions passed through her. While Giles messes around below her, and to use a quote from Sue, Giles is getting his "anus into..." her "...force field." - which, for me, is the BEST quote from the whole episode, and possibly, the BEST scene too.

Above, is another image from the show, showing Sue applying her make-up for the meal where her and Giles get dressed up, yet again, and Sue's wig gets decorated with her own black rimmed glasses, and other bits and bobs, to define Sue. She also drinks a black drink, which supposedly helped the King and Marie in the bedroom, to consummate their marriage. The woman standing next to Sue, also said that she - meaning Sue, looked like a clown. But, in my opinion, the bright pink cheeks rather suited her, don't you think so?

And this photo is, in my opinion, the funniest from the episode, as it shows Giles being made-up by Sue. And also is pretty funny, because Giles doesn't really like wearing make-up, I gathered, and so, to see him smiling is quite nice - plus, it does ACTUALLY suit him.

This next picture shows Sue's dislike of the black drink, which I spoke about previously. Also, it shows what kind of make-up Marie Antoinette used to wear.

And, this final picture shows Sue and Giles as revolutionaries, after the death of Marie Antoinette - who got beheaded a while back in the episode, although, that bit wasn't shown; they just showed Sue dressed as Marie, in her prison cell, with only a simple soup, with added noodles (I think), to give her extra strength to face the guillotine.

And, all in all, this was a VERY good episode, with lots of historical information thrown in. But, it also had a pretty big comic element thrown in, with the help of Sue and Giles - which for me, makes the show stand out above other historical documenteries. I also like how they don't take it too seriously, but instead make light of the horrible and tragic events of the past; like the execution of Marie and King Louis XVI.

Thank you for reading this blog post, and I hope to read some of your comments on it. Bye for now, Ss1!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

I want to make my mark...

This is my most recent blog post. I haven't done one in a few days - been busy, tweeting and getting on with life.

I know the title seems a little vague, so I'll explain it to you...

Since I was very young, I've wanted to make my mark on society, in any way possible. I've also wanted to go into acting at a very young age. But recently, I've felt happiest when I sing. Music is an important part of life to me. Infact, I'm listening to some at the moment...

#Let the sun shine...# - Such a good song!

I love it! It's so uplifting, and makes you feel positive, even if you are down.

I really enjoy singing, and have done for years. It's one of those things that just comes naturally to me. Which reminds me of the song Naturally by Selena Gomez.

I can sing anywhere in my house, and as loud as I like. I don't seem to care. I just really get into it.

And anyway, the point I'm trying to make is that I want to be known for something I feel strongly about, or just purely have a passion, or love for. Which is certainly true in the case of Mel and Sue. Who I have watched on television for years - ever since Light Lunch. And haven't stopped. I even saw their latest programme - The Great British Bake Off! Such a GOOD show... I miss it now it's over though.

But, luckily, they are repeating it on BBC 1. It was on last night infact. I thought it was even better the second time around, because you now know all the contestants really well, and so you look into the show in much more detail than the first time.

I even set up a Twitition on Twitter for Mel and Sue's jokes - because they got cut out. And I felt VERY strongly about that. It was totally unfair, and so I just had to do something. I've so far got just over 40 signatures, which is good, but I could do with more. If you want to sign it, then just ask me to send you the link via Twitter. I'd love it to get at least 50 signatures. As I want to send it off to the BBC to complain about the cutting of their jokes.

Thanks for reading this blog, I know it was a bit long, but I had to get my point across.

Come back soon! Ss1!

Saturday, 2 October 2010

What a Friday!

Friday was rainy, dark, boring, depressing, and just sad.

No-one likes to be chucked off a bus, and have to walk somewhere, just to be late! I certainly don't! The bus driver wouldn't let me on yesterday, and I got thrown off - pretty much. I wasn't happy, and had to walk to where I was going, in the rain.

Also didn't have much time to tweet - which I enjoy doing.

So... it was pretty bad. But, today's Saturday, and I can relax.

Chill out today guys. Love of blogging love, Ss1!

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Continuation from last blog post...

By the way, the vote thing is called 'golden twits' and I have favourited it on my Twitter page, if anyone wants to check it out. Ss1!

Giles and Sue aren't up for a prize on Twitter!

There's some vote for your fave Tweeter on Twitter, which just got retweeted to me by Cath_Angel. It had people like Alan Carr's wife in it - who's NOT real by the way. But not Giles and Sue.

This is quite worrying, as there are catagories for 'humour' and 'writing', but they're not in them. I wonder why?

If any of you reading this know, please comment below. I want to discuss. Ss1!

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

My film!!!

Hello again! It's nice of you to join me. I'm back to tell you all about the film I'm currently writing. It's about Giles and Sue. And it's quite spooky, and my friend said, "it's very interesting". I was very happy today, because I got the first scene written down. And it sounds like a proper script. I hope it gets on television, at least. I also spoke to Sue Perkins yesterday on Twitter, and she said, "yes." to being in the film! I was jumping around A LOT I can tell you.

So that's about it for now. Please tell others about my blog, and I hope you enjoyed reading it. Please comment if you have any questions too.

First blog post!!!

Hello readers! This is my first EVER blog post. I can't quite believe how easy it was to set up. It does it all for you, and all you have to do is make up a name, password, etc. I hope you all enjoy reading my blogs, and if you are on Twitter, then you may be reading this because you are following me - Supersizer1. If so, tell people you know about it.

Thanks for reading my first one. Hope to blog losts more in the future.