10 Daytime TV Shows You Can’t Help But Watch When You’re Unemployed
You remember the scene: everyone was in work, you had the house to yourself and wasn’t in the mood for job rejection. There was only one thing to do – watch TV.
You find some hidden treasures in the middle of the day.
Birmingham’s only soap opera and probably Britain’s best. Downright odd storylines paired with often questionable acting makes Doctors the ideal guilty pleasure – and who can forget the opening titles?
2. Jeremy Kyle
When you’re feeling down about life, Jeremy Kyle was always there to boost your confidence. Remember, things could always be worse…
3. Storage Hunters
Like Storage Wars but infinitely better because of this woman.
4. Cowboy Builders
Dom Littlewood lives out his Knight Rider fantasy while the interchangeable Sheree Murphy and Melinda Messenger pretend to have a hard time begging for free stuff. Channel 5 always comes through for you.
5. Tipping Point
A truly awful quiz show you only watched because it was better than whatever that guy from DIY SOS was doing on BBC 2.
6. 60 Minute Makeover
At its best when Liverpool’s finest, Claire Sweeney, was hosting. Shoddy workmanship and regrettable 2002 décor left a priceless look on the home-owner’s face every time.
You can’t spend the day watching TV without flicking over to Challenge. Ann Widdecombe’s quiz show venture, Cleverdicks, is still TV’s best-kept secret. She says the word “dick” throughout and basically rips into her awkwardly intelligent contestants.
8. Nothing To Declare
Also known as Border Security: Australia’s Front Line, and The TV show that inspired the UK Independence Party. It follows Australian border staff as they lose their shit over people’s muddy shoes, because apparently Australia is permanently in quarantine.
9. Bargain Hunt
You quickly come to your senses and switch from Daily Politics to Bargain Hunt, because watching old people lose hundreds of pounds on pottery is strangely comforting.
10. The Wright Stuff
If you’re up as early as 9:15 you might as well continue to torture yourself with the world’s cringiest debate programme.