Tuesday, 9 December 2014

4oD Shorts

A note from Joelle... 

We all know Channel 4 (if you're from the UK), and most students, like myself know 4oD - the place the catch up on favourite show you missed because of late nights in the clubs library.
As a person who is always on the go, 4oD Shorts are fabulous bitesized shows to watch on a commute or when you just want a quick bit of entertainment. There's a wide range of choice from drama, gaming, cooking, documentaries and snippets from your favourite TV shows.
For under 5 minutes of comedy to brighten up your journey, all you have to do is scroll to the bottom of the 4oD page or search '4oD Shorts'.

My favourite series are:

Made In Chelsea: Normal Chelsea - I have no shame whatsoever, I have seen every MIC show since the beginning and every spin-off showing including this one. In these 5-6 min videos, a select group of the cast come together to talk about everything from relationships, friendship to sex and break-ups. They all get a turn to speak and debate with each other.
Another thing that they do individually is meet one-on-one with psychologist Talitha, who tries to get to know them a bit more. Do you want to know the secrets behind Alex's cheating ways or why Lucy is such as Ice Queen? This show is for you! Most importantly, with the individual sessions, the cast members open up and share their true opinions without the pressure of other cast members around them, so it's worth a watch! 

Educating Binky -You thought I was done with the Made In Chelsea gang? HA! Of course not (this is the last one with them in, I promise). Basically, we all know that isn't the smartest tool in the box, so Mark-Francis takes her under his heavily-cultured wing and they embark on a different thing every episode. Eg becoming a bride, punk rocker, or 50s pin-up for the day. It's all very jolly and I don't know about you, but it's kind of funny seeing Mark-Francis out of his comfort zone too (outside the Royal Boroughs!). 

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube - I am a big fan of Jamie and watch his YouTube shows every week. But a few days ago, I found out that he does extra recipes just for 4od Shorts! Yaaaaay! It's not just about British food with Jamie and his team of foodies - you can travel to so many countries in these short episodes and it's fab! 
In the last episode I watched, Jamie showed me how to cook a perfect beef steak in a 4 minute-long video - yes, I drooled a bit...
As a serious foodie, I find great pleasure in watching cooking shows and this one makes it so much easier as all the good bits are condensed into 5 mins!

Now,as it's the season of goodwill and giving, 4oD have created Christmas Exclusive Shorts, which will feature YouTubers like Charlieissocoollike and Roman Kemp and a bunch other creatives taking part in the Two Players series. So, keep an eye out on the 4oD website for the festive shorts!

Do you watch any 4oD Shorts? What's your favourite series?


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