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‘Don’t worry be happy’: balancing on the edge of uitlachtelevisie

We have last year. a lot of the Pano-report ‘Poor Flanders, 5 years later’ – a portrait of families living below the poverty line. The judgment of the ten-year-old boy at the first day of school and the associated vakantieverhalen opzag because he could only tell that he was going to swim’ has a long nagezinderd. The truth comes from the hasn’t anything, and if it is a problem of that size, does the truth hurt.

Fortunately for our night’s sleep, there is now also entertaining tv in which people with little or no material wealth to be portrayed. Producer Peter Boeckx announced his new reality tv series …

Fortunately for our night’s sleep, there is now also entertaining tv in which people with little or no material wealth to be portrayed. Producer Peter Boeckx announced his new reality tv series Don t worry be happy as a ‘feelgoodreeks’ about people who have to live with less then ten euros per day. In the first episodes passed, among others, ‘the Davidsons’, a nickname for the family of Eddy, Els, and their eleven children with a adoration for everything ronkt. Their youngest son is called Harley-Davidson, just to say. They have the monthly harvesting with one wage and family allowances – mama Els is seriously ill – but that seems not to bother it. As long as their motorcycles, but have and the kids are happy. A noble view of life, though I understood the entire episode, not sure why the father of the house in shorts and bare bark for the whole of Flanders on tv, must prove.

It is a question that we also in the previous formats of Peter Boeckx ever asked – even The sky is The limit brought random contente people in the picture, with the difference that Harry, Olga and co. bathed in the money and there’s visible delight in providing their lavish lifestyle with the plebs to share. Also with figures such as stellingenbouwer Michel Van den Brande weighed Boeckx already on the verge of uitlachtelevisie – and we think that Temptation Island that genre now would finally become extinct – but in doing so he kicked he at least omhóóg. That Boeckx with his new series deliberately down kicks, we would not have said, but the way he asks – ‘it is still a soft drink, I see?’ as a father, Eddy a can wake up and pull open – the people presents a picture of gave us an unsettled, unpleasant feeling.

Give a director like Cat Steppe a camera to the brothers Louis (82) and Hubert (78) on their parental farm to portray and you will get a very different, dignified and poetic portrait of the men who are their home-grown vegetables with Moroccan shopkeepers in the centre of Brussels, is going to wear out. Their value is lost in the claustrophobic mix of the program, that his existence in the first two episodes are already not yet proven.

Don’t worry be happy. Every Thursday at 20: 35 hours on Four.

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