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Date: 09/07/00, updated on 30/03/01 (7 review reads)
Advantages: Nice glossy pictures....interest depends on who is featured.
Disadvantages: No real substance.
I have only bought Hello magazine a few times, and the only time I can recall what was in it, was when it had a feature about Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd, who is the subject of 3 of my web sites, and who was featured in Hello when the four part tv drama that he starred in, Hornblower, was first shown in this country.
But just because I don't buy it doesn't mean that I don't enjoy looking at it, in the opticians, at the dentist and in anyone else's house who happens to have a copy lying around.
There is a voyeuristic pleasure in seeing the inside of people homes, wondering just how long it must have taken for them to tidy up so completely (or probably more accurately, how long it took someone else to do it)!
I always think I must remember to buy fresh flowers when I look at Hello magazine...they always look so nice in other peoples homes...sadly they die as soon as they come into mine...
I like to look at the glossy pictures and see the grand houses, I like to see the sort of clothes the great and the good (or maybe that should be the rich and the famous) wear...but I wouldn't buy the magazine, at least now more than occassionally.
I like my magazines to have real content, interviews, current affairs, stories etc but Hello is just comprised of froth, a bit of tv news and a few pictures of society weddings.
If your life style is such that you get time to sit and read a magazine that doesn't offer you any practical information, then Hello may be a good choice.