The British Tribe Next Door

The British Tribe Next Door

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sassthathoopie

Original Poster:

801 posts

162 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Is any one else watching this?!

Channel 4 are usually pretty 'right on'. Presumably there were plenty of cultural impact assessments conducted before they plonked a Durham terrace house next to a Namibian tribal village?!

It's got to make some sort of impact when full grown adults are using mirror, stairs and a metal detector for the first time!

pidsy

5,140 posts

104 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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The stairs bit was brilliant.

Greatest bond in 2 days is a love of cleaning. Dad looks like he’s in over his head.

ian in lancs

3,361 posts

145 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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W T A F !

Megaflow

6,815 posts

172 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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I watched it. I thought it was very good until they showed her the mirror, and something about that I was quite uncomfortable with, not a clue why.

I also didn’t like it when the daughter wouldn’t take on their traditional dress, I know it’s hard for them, but it has to work both ways.

Shuvi McTupya

23,162 posts

194 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Watching it on +1.

I bet that tribe doesn't have +1..

I haven't got to the bit where the younger sister doesn't want to adopt the local dress but it is hardly surprising a teenage girl doesn't want to wander around with her baps out.

I hope Scarlett feels the same way!




Mcphisto

545 posts

82 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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It is Scarlet! I was hoping she would say okay lick

I enjoyed it, I liked the whole idea, found it interesting.

Edited by Mcphisto on Tuesday 22 October 23:13

kev1974

3,408 posts

76 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Mirror bit had to be staged or at least exaggerated, you're telling me they have nothing at all shiny or reflective in their possessions? Never seen a reflection in a puddle or stream or even a bowl of water? The fleet of trucks and plant that have to have been there to erect the fake house or deliver its massive stock of water, none of them had mirrors on? No other cars or trucks ever come along that handy road that the Moffat family drove along?

Surprised St. Greta didn't pop up to complain about the fumes and noise that the generators for the fake house set or the tv crew camp must have been belching out out of shot.

ian in lancs

3,361 posts

145 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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Once past the incredulity of the concept I found utterly fascinating

El stovey

28,664 posts

210 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com...

The guardian aren’t happy. hehe

ETA neither are any reviews apparently.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.independent.co....

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/metro.co.uk/2019/10...

Etc





Edited by El stovey on Wednesday 23 October 07:25

Megaflow

6,815 posts

172 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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kev1974 said:
Mirror bit had to be staged or at least exaggerated, you're telling me they have nothing at all shiny or reflective in their possessions? Never seen a reflection in a puddle or stream or even a bowl of water? The fleet of trucks and plant that have to have been there to erect the fake house or deliver its massive stock of water, none of them had mirrors on? No other cars or trucks ever come along that handy road that the Moffat family drove along?

Surprised St. Greta didn't pop up to complain about the fumes and noise that the generators for the fake house set or the tv crew camp must have been belching out out of shot.
Good point. Maybe that’s what was uncomfortable about it, it was totally fake...

hehe

abzmike

1,617 posts

53 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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We watched it by accident. Highlight for me was Scarlett's dad having a walk with the senior man from the village - They were talking about walking the dog - The villager was aghast that that dad picked up the dog's st... Brilliant moment.

Cantaloupe

680 posts

7 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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Very enightening, I learned a lot about other cultures.

Thank you Channel 4.


Riley Blue

15,430 posts

173 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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kev1974 said:
Mirror bit had to be staged or at least exaggerated, you're telling me they have nothing at all shiny or reflective in their possessions? Never seen a reflection in a puddle or stream or even a bowl of water? The fleet of trucks and plant that have to have been there to erect the fake house or deliver its massive stock of water, none of them had mirrors on? No other cars or trucks ever come along that handy road that the Moffat family drove along?

Surprised St. Greta didn't pop up to complain about the fumes and noise that the generators for the fake house set or the tv crew camp must have been belching out out of shot.
I'm sure one of the tribes people said. "It's like water on the wall."

kev1974

3,408 posts

76 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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El stovey said:
I get that the programme was somewhat of a cringefest, and something only the most Alan Partrige of commissioning editors would be proud to green light. But I'm struggling to see how it was actually racist like two of those links say? Sure it highlighted many differences between how the Himba tribe and the Moffat tribe live, but not really any more so than a documentary about life in a Brazilian favela might?

By those reviewers' standards, Crocodile Dundee must be some pretty disgraceful racist filth.