Forget the preening idiots on The Apprentice, Sam Delaney finds that there's two big bonuses to tuning into Mad Men
"What a brilliant service The Review Show offers to its loyal viewers - by which I mean the panellists themselves"
"Any audio used in this programme was a complete waste of budget. Thatcher was the most televisual political leader of all time"
"The BBC Parliament channel presents politics as it actually is: ugly bastards shouting, waving bits of paper and occasionally nodding off"
"With the mind of Darth Vader and the heart of Lady Di..." Sam Delaney implores you to switch back over to Deal Or No Deal
"Spiral makes The Killing look like Juliet Bravo, and The Wire look like The Thin Blue Line"
"The Great British Bake Off has gone way beyond a joke... but if laughing is important to you, check out series two of Girls"
"Splash! is basically like every TV show you’ve ever stumbled across whilst idly surfing the channels in a hotel room in Italy"
"The kids in Beyond Scared Straight are hell-bent on lives of crime - but would they survive the kitchen of a Michelin-star restaurant?"
"Monica from MasterChef: The Professionals terrorised cooks from the provinces with her vitriolic put-downs..."
"Him & Her is so real, so gritty, so fearless. And so bloody miserable"
"Unlike 1001 Things You Should Know, the brilliantly creepy Mastermind cares not for emotional engagement - or human beings"
Sam Delaney on why Nigel Slater is the James Bond baddie of food... and Homeland is too compelling for national safety
Sam Delaney: "Citizen Khan fillets out a slice of life and nails the brilliant absurdity, tragedy and frustration of it all"
"Strictly Come Dancing has almost become an annual event of great national import"
"In Twentieth Century Battlefields, presenters shout words like ‘ANNIHILATE!’ and ‘TOTAL DESTRUCTION’ into the camera"
"The X Factor's melodrama is ratcheted up by roughly 15 per cent every series... Masterchef will not be able to shake things up until new foods are invented"
"The Hairy Dieters proposed ways of making all the delicious yet disgusting crap they usually serve up in lower calorie form"
"The Newsroom is entertaining but not half as authentic as it thinks it is. Alan Partridge's Mid Morning Matters is as funny as hell and twice as authentic as it probably realises"
"Lampooning the powerful for being just as lazy and useless as the rest of us is a comedy gift that keeps on giving"
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