December 11th, 2012


The Mildly Diverting Statistic Factor

Because I still persist with watching Merlin of a Saturday night, I usually record the overnight ITV2 repeat of The X Factor so I can do these recaps on a Sunday morning. But I was theatreing rather a lot this weekend, and when I finally got round to watching Saturday’s first leg of the 2012 final, it turned out all I’d recorded was hours and hours of home shopping. Far superior, as entertainment goes, I’m sure you’ll agree. Now, I could try the dubious joys of the ITV Player so that this year’s commentary is complete, but let’s face it, I’m not going to. I’m going to take the PVR fail as a sign that my life is a better one without it. Which means we can now look at Sunday’s final-bit-of-the-Final with no trace of THE MILKY CORNFLAKE whatsoever. A bit like the show itself, which got out the Vim and scrubbed away any sign that The Mersey Strangler had ever had any part in proceedings.

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