Review: The World According to Gogglebox by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris

Title: The World According to Gogglebox

Author: Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris

Pages: 320 Pages

Publisher: Canongate

The Blurb

Channel 4’s show Gogglebox has become a true TV phenomenon. In its third series, it has struck a chord across the nation. Millions of people are now addicted to watching the much-loved cast’s surprising and hilarious commentary on the week in television – and the entertaining and heart-warming insight into their lives and relationships. Gogglebox is not just about TV. It’s about what it means to be British – particularities, eccentricities, and all.

Whether it’s Leon and June you love, or Stephen and Chris you root for, or the Woerdenwebers or Sandy and Sandra who make you laugh the most, we all have a favourite ‘unit’ – and you can now read about their views on everything from Jeremy Clarkson’s size to the death of Baroness Thatcher, and from the best TV snacks to the most potent cocktails. The World According to Gogglebox tells you everything you’ve wondered about the characters and more.


The Review

Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic there has been one program that has kept me grounded, kept me sane and kept me laughing and that is Gogglebox. I came to Gogglebox late (series 15 – I know, I’m an  idiot) but whilst being on lockdown I watched every episode I could get access to (series 7 – 15) and I honestly could watch them all over again.

The book The World According to Gogglebox is brilliant because you find out at bit more about the beloved families on the show, their likes and their dislikes and you see the dynamics between the family and realise that they are just the same as they are when you watch them in your telebox.

The only negative that I can find about the book is that some of the more recent families and characters are not in this book. Therefore I think an updated version would be brilliant (hint hint!).

For a real tonic watch Gogglebox and then read the book The World According to Gogglebox because it is brilliant.

The World According to Gogglebox by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris is available now.

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