car-crash TV

car-crash TV

n
(Broadcasting) television programmes that show deliberately controversial, disturbing, or horrific material
[C20: from their eliciting in the viewer a similar horrified fascination to that experienced by people watching scenes of cars crashing]
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While that ocean-going creep Paul Burrell made our flesh crawl and the uncouth Americans maintained their moronic inferno, the car-crash TV of the week award went to (drum roll).
Unfortunately for him, this latest breakdown is likely to be played out to the public, with the sources saying that although the programme makers thought that they were making a positive, uplifting film which would leave the viewer feeling good about Gazza's future, they have ended with car-crash TV that will probably pull in even more viewers.
ST JOHNSTONE defender Dave Mackay admits seeing his old club Dundee blunder into yet another crisis is like watching car-crash TV.
Yes, it's car-crash TV, and giving a man PS12,000 to spend on his own wedding - without telling his future wife anything at all about it - is not really going to indulge my romantic side.
It's car-crash TV but do I think it's worth watching?
Treasury minister Chloe Smith was involved in two car-crash TV interviews as she struggled to explain where the Government will find the pounds 550million needed to pay for the panic move.
THE iconic Geordie voiceover announcing "Day 18 in the Big Brother House" was, perhaps, the start of probably the worst case of car-crash TV in recent times.
Just making sure telly chiefs get their fill of car-crash TV.
Of course, it's not the first time Ridiculous Ray has been at the centre of some car-crash TV he used a packed press conference after his side bowed out of Euro 2008 to propose to his then girlfriend - and we're sure it won't be the last, although the French Football Federation, smelling blood like a Great White Shark, moved to replace the bumbling boss even before the finals kicked off.
I love a bit of car-crash TV and this week there were two generous helpings.
THE Three Lions football song, my car-crash TV interview with Tara Palmer-Tomkinson and me dancing in my pants to the Vengaboys," reels off Frank Skinner when asked to name the three things he is likely to be remembered for.
But these five straight draws don't make for car-crash TV.