Is modern life good? Sort of. Is it good to see Modern Life is Goodish back on the box? Definitely.
Back of its fourth series, Dave Gorman returns to examine life’s little oddities, of which there are many. The opening episode looks at how he is often mistaken for a geek, how to deal with people who suck any enjoyment out of something you might want to become a fan of, and the dangers of claiming that superheroes are some form of science fiction – even if Superman comes from another planet. Later episodes see Gorman dealing with the dangers of stock photo modelling and attempting to deal with an inaccuracy on his own Wikipedia page.
Gorman is brilliant thanks to his many years of experience. He has for a long time now been famous for his use of PowerPoint in his shows which give him a great template to build each episode around. He is able to hone his material just right and create new ideas that make you think as well as making you laugh.
Plus there is always the enjoyment of the “Found Poem”, which consists of comments on news websites about a trivial story. It is one of the best segments of the show, because you always want to see if Gorman is going to end up laughing at the nonsense he has just read.
Of course, if you don’t like the show, you can always do something else like this music quiz.
Dave Gorman: Modern Life is Goodish is on catch up until January 12 2017