A Night of Queens
I think the TVGuide.co.uk rating of 0.5 says it all really…The Queen in 3D wasn’t exactly Channel 4’s finest hour. The broadcaster has been on a quest to bring ground-breaking television to the channel ever since it announced the end of Big Brother. We had the imaginary assassination of George Bush and execution of Gary Glitter. Now, it’s 3D Week on the channel. Ok so it was quite cool seeing the Queen in 3D, for about 10 minutes. Then the novelty wears off as you realise…it’s the Queen. It’s not an impressive stunt routine or amazing cinematography that you’re seeing in 3D, it’s Queen Elizabeth II shaking someone’s hand. Not to mention, she’s a very disconcerting bluey-red. And then there’s the aesthetics of the whole process. How pathetic do you feel wearing those cardboard 3D glasses? They really begin to get irritating after a while. What’s especially annoying is if you already wear glasses, and then you have to wear the 3D ones over your normal ones. Watching 3D TV is pretty much something I would only do when alone (so no-one can see how ridiculous I look) and for a maximum of 10 minutes (after which I want my face back thank you very much). Better luck next time Channel 4.
Elsewhere on TV, another (drama) queen returned to primetime. I’m a Celebrity saw Katie Price return to the jungle. Desperate for the public’s acceptance? Or ‘closure’, as she called it? Depending on how she comes across in the jungle this time around, it could either make or break her career. She came across as quite down to earth in last night’s episode, but I still think the whole thing is ridiculously attention-seeking. She needs to stay out of the limelight for a while. That’ll be more constructive than appearing on every TV show going and talking about her cross-dressing, beefcake boyfriend at every opportunity. This particular queen needs a little more humility.