Newest Review: ... relates to. It then moves onto stories about each of the soaps - it gives mini highlights of what has been happening - so if like me you ar... more
Member Name: nimnim
Advantages: It's super cheap
Disadvantages: The flimsy paper
TV Quick currently on sale for 20p a week!!!!
Having just finished handing in a 60'000 word portfolio of work for university I have become a little out of touch with what is being shown on the telly box. As such I figured I should begin to invest in a television guide. Personally I will only purchase an expensive one at Christmas, so this one stood out for me - being on special offer at 20p a week seemed to be a real bargain.
As with all TV guides it has 'spoilers' emblazoned across the front page. The specific stories mentioned on the front page are expanded on further into the magazine. Towards the front of the telly paper are stories about 'new' series that are beginning the week the paper relates to. It then moves onto stories about each of the soaps - it gives mini highlights of what has been happening - so if like me you are a little behind you will be able to catch up.
The paper has a section named the 'soap planner' which does include some strange choices in my eyes such as Doctors. But hey ho... It gives little snippets of what will be happening day by day. Almost rendering the need to watch the soaps pointless. But I still do... The little elements that are revealed will give something away but not everything that will happen in the episode. To be honest each TV paper in my experience has the same information in it - so for me this element hits the spot.
The TV guide has a comprehensive guide that indicates how they have rated the movies that will be on that week.... The ratings seem to be fair - ranging from one to five stars.... They don't appear to have given anything a five star in this weeks paper though.
Then we move onto the TV guide element of the magazine. It has three pages a day, with channels one to five catered for, as well as a lot of the most common TV channels off Sky and Virgin, as well as free view. The coverage seems to be fair, I personally feel it's worth the read - however my partner does throw a giant hissy fit of he sees the front page as he feels it ruins the soaps for him... However as a guide to what is on, and when it works well.
As with other TV guides it has a TV themed crossword (which I have never managed to complete), this then forms a competition. From taking certain letters you can then rearrange them into the name of a BBC 4 sitcom. This sent off will give you the chance to win £500, with runners up also winning cash.
As with all magazines the last page is filled with your stars. I have paid mine heed, and not made a mountain out of a mole hill, and as such will be feeling fine all week... The TV guide is filled with nice little touches like the chance to have letter published for £10, and to be fair it only has the occasional advert in it for dolls that look like babies, and overpriced reclining chairs.
Personally I like the TV guide - the paper is a little cheaper than some are printed on, but it has virtually the same contents as most others I have read.
I'd definitely recommend getting this at 20p it's a steal. 5 *'s from me.
Summary: I would buy it again