Although the first episode of Five Live – the latest SBS series from Linda de Mol – attracted a beautiful 987,000 viewers last night, the reactions were not tender. From ‘twitching’ to ‘bland’: critics did not mince their words on social media.
And that while for the cast a large view of celebrities has been raised.
New series by Linda de Mol
In the series Five Live Sara (Linda de Mol) and Roderik (Waldemar Torenstra) are a divorced couple who watch the weekly talk show Five Live presents. Channel boss Flip (Daan Schuurmans) is disappointed with the ratings and believes that something should be done: in the first episode he comes up with the idea of inviting Ellen van Boetzelaar (a parody of Angela de Jong, played by Irene Moors) to the table for more excitement. That happens, because during the broadcast a studio lamp suddenly falls on the fake Angela, who then falls over the table. Apparently dead.
The latter is not quite right with viewers. They call the action ‘childish’ and see it as a sneer at Angela: she kept after it The VoiceAfter all, scandal is long and full that Linda should have known about the sexual abuses long ago.
What is most surprising: so many people who work on such a production and no one who shouts “hey Linda, very nice and nice, but that Angela de Jong ripoff ends with a lamp on her head at the end – would you do that now?” I’m really surprised. #FiveLive
— Jordy’s 📺 TV tweets (@JordyTweetTV) October 2, 2022
Linda de Mol in January/February 2022: “that sad, intensely false Angela de Jong”
October 2022: the fictional version of Angela who gets a studio lamp on her resin in Linda’s new series.
— RB de Graaf (@RBdeGraaf) October 2, 2022
You can really hate Angela de Jong, but letting a look-a-like die in a series is going too far. Sad #fivelive
— Lianne van Veen (@Liedje87) October 2, 2022
According to viewers, the makers could also have thought a little better about the fact that one of the characters is called Orlando Boldewijn: a seventeen-year-old boy who was murdered four years ago turned out to bear the same name.
A spokesperson tells us about this SBS: “The character Orlando is fictional and the name – now it turns out very unfortunate – was chosen by chance. Despite the fact that a large team has read the script and was present during the recordings, unfortunately no one has made this link.” The relatives contacted the program makers through their lawyer Sébas Diekstra. “And he has informed us that the next of kin do not see any evil intentions from us in any way.”
just look #fivelive with Linda de Mol back. Where were the scriptwriters’ heads? A character was given the name Orlando Boldewijn. That is also the name of the 17-year-old boy who went missing four years ago and was found to have drowned and murdered. Couldn’t they just google this?
— Boyan Ephraim (@boyanephraim) October 3, 2022
— M (@MarcelKnoester1) October 3, 2022
Reaction of Angela de Jong on Five Live
Angela de Jong has in a column on AD.nl commented on the series. “Let’s be honest,” she begins. “Having me end up for dead at a talk show table with a bloodied skull is not only the wet dream of Linda de Mol, but in any case of all her colleagues at Talpa and three quarters of her other colleagues in the snake pit in Hilversum. I can handle that. What I can’t stand is a drama series in which the biggest clichés about the TV world are conveniently pasted together, sometimes quite good actors have put on a cheap wig and that as a former TV queen, who always prided herself to know what her viewers want to see, seriously thinks that you deliver a top production à la Divorce and Gooische Women.”
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