Gogglebox Australia


#642

Yeah they reviewed a magic show a couple of weeks back called Magic for Humans . It’s on Netflix.


#643

But then they did show them Sacha Baron Cohen’s new show ‘Who is America’? which streams on Stan.


#644

Actually yes I forgot they did a couple of streaming shows. I guess the problem with shows on Netflix / Stan is that they are usually released at once as a season or people binge them at different times, so it makes it harder to review those shows as people that watch them might be up to different parts.


#645

And risk spoiling a show for viewers who don’t binge watch a whole series straight away.


#646

Celebrity status


#647

It was mentioned in the latest episode of Gogglebox that Izzy was considering running as a candidate in local council elections. The Michael family in the UK version of the show was dropped when the father stood for election as a UKIP candidate in the general election. I wonder if the Silbery family will have to leave if Izzy decides to run?


#648

In the same episode, Sarah Marie was really moved by the stories from Syria mentioned in Go Back to Where You Came From last week she was in tears.


#649

Who says they don’t accept casting applications for Gogglebox?

Now’s your chance - https://go.mycastingnet.com/Apply/Show/TPV


#650

Only Sydney and Melbourne for some reason.


#651

It’s weird cause Gogglebox UK is all over the country.

So are the families on now all from Sydney and Melbourne? Maybe its production costs? Like I imagine they set up a camera in the living room once a week and come and pick the footage up to edit it as they go at the studio?


#652

If the international versions of the show are to go by, for each household they have a small crew in another room operating the cameras remotely, mixing the sound levels live and timecoding footage. Plus when everything goes back to the production unit (EndemolShine) they have at least four edit suites going throwing the episode together.

They watch off-air versions of programs but they are often recorded (not live).

There are two small ‘hothead’ cameras (one for the wide, another for closeups/cutaways) and TV lights right behind the TV.

It’s a fairly large and disruptive process, which is why I suspect they are only willing to make 20 episodes a year.


#653

Yep, it is the same. One of the Goggleboxers mentioned it in an interview after season one IIRC.


#654

Yeah which I’m guessing is why for most of the households they probably only do a couple of sittings for watching shows a week with a couple of outfit changes. Shows that are on Ten and Foxtel they can possibly get access to the recordings in advanced of when they air on TV if needs be.


#655

I’m not following the reasoning. The argument seems to be that production methods are similar to how the show is made overseas and that’s why Australia only makes 10 episodes per season. Yet in the UK it is currently running at 15 episodes per season.


#656

Yeah, but Gogglebox UK most likely has a larger audience/support base than the Australian version.


#657

The argument related to the inconvenience to Goggleboxers of having more episodes; nothing to do with market size.


#658

Actually Gogglebox Australia has a bigger support base. Gogglebox UK rates around 3m per episode and with the UK population being 66 million, that is 4.5% of the viewing audience. Meanwhile Gogglebox Australia rates around 700k out of a metro audience of 15 million which equates to 4.7 % of the viewing audience.


#659

Don’t forget the Foxtel audience.


#660

Great interview with narrator Jo Van Es.


#661

She is also the voice in my elevator in my building where I live. I get to hear her everyday.