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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby black bart » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:58 am

Bruce Forsyth...genius idea:

Cuddly toy, cuddly toy!

oh no it's a dalek.
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby bacon » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:14 am

Roy Hunter wrote:I figured out why I am not enjoying Game of Thrones, by the way: it's on the television, and I don't like watching television. I keep forgetting that fact, turn on the TV, and it's all rubbish to me.


I find it very difficult for me to maintain any attention to the television. As soon as a commercial comes on I begin to get restless and start to get involved in something else - usually a crocheting project lately. That's why I usually don't watch current TV and stick to movies, Netflix and OnDemand shows.

I started to watch Under the Dome now that they put their episodes up on On Demand (still has commercials, but they aren't as bad as regular television). I remember Twisted Sister (oh how I miss her) had read the book and highly recommended it. Is anyone else watching this series?
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby bacon » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:52 am

Roy Hunter wrote:You would be surprised how many people feel exactly the same way about watching TV, but they're not 'out' about it like me. They confess to me in confidential whispers how they can't watch TV shows any more because they all seem boring, as if that was something to be ashamed of.


I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one and I couldn't agree with you more. Most of time when we watch television we ask ourselves: "Do people honestly watch this show?"; "Who are they marketing to?". The reply is usually: "I don't know, what's the cat doing?."; "It's a freak show, people love freak shows."; or "Let's watch The Shining again."

Honestly the marketing is just out of control - if I'm not being told that I'm too fat, too bald, too impotent, or too sober then I'm being told that I'm paying too much for car insurance. Occasionally Pat Boone accosts my eyes as he walks around in a robe talking about the new walk-in tub he's selling.

Roy Hunter wrote:Does anyone from the TV Networks read this forum? Is this information any good to them? Or is it deliberate? "We don't want any 'thinkers' watching TV! We want sheeple! We want drones! You are the greatest country in the world! You are free! Work more, or you'll lose your job! Buy stuff, or you'll look like a failure! Drink beer, it won't make you fat!"

Thinkers don't fall for that shit. TV isn't aimed at people with brains.

At least people who use their brains...


I forgot that you were in the UK when I read this and then did a head-slap. These are the same messages that we are barraged with in the US - even the light beer thing. Not that I'm surprised. It's just that sometimes I think that the UK is better when it comes to marketing and entertainment than here in the US. Not that I would really know having never been to the UK - just an unchecked assumption.
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby daftbeaker » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:28 pm

The Apprentice. The final was quite boring after the rest of the series. I've always maintained that every hour has half an hour of decent tv in it and that seems to still be true, once you get rid of the pointless 10 minute recap and the 20 minutes bitching about each other at the end the actual tasks are good fun to watch.

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Roy Hunter wrote:Drink beer, it won't make you fat!"

Thinkers don't fall for that shit. TV isn't aimed at people with brains.

At least people who use their brains...


I forgot that you were in the UK when I read this and then did a head-slap. These are the same messages that we are barraged with in the US - even the light beer thing.

We don't really have 'light' beer here (which incidentally seems to be a way of marketing water with an alcohol content and no flavour) but our adverts all feature attractive, slim people downing buckets of the stuff. We prefer outright lies :haha:

Incidentally, the best commercial I heard for light beer was from GTA San Andreas :idiot:
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby bacon » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:25 pm

daftbeaker wrote:We don't really have 'light' beer here (which incidentally seems to be a way of marketing water with an alcohol content and no flavour) but our adverts all feature attractive, slim people downing buckets of the stuff. We prefer outright lies :haha:

Incidentally, the best commercial I heard for light beer was from GTA San Andreas :idiot:


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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby black bart » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:33 am

Count Arthur Strong's TV show.
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby daftbeaker » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:36 pm

The new Doctor Who is Peter Capaldi. I now have this wonderful mental image of a Malcolm Tucker meets the Daleks moment :haha:
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby pieces o'nine » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:30 pm

^
1. Still not a Ginger, eh.
2. He's a little Roger Delgado-esque.
3. Good that they aren't going younger and younger and younger...
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby black bart » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:20 am

daftbeaker wrote:The new Doctor Who is Peter Capaldi. I now have this wonderful mental image of a Malcolm Tucker meets the Daleks moment :haha:


Call yerself a f****** dalek, I'll rip yer plunger off and shove it right up yer *******!!!!!!

Will someone get this f****** Tardis started up before the f****** daleks work out how to open doors!

It would be excellent.
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby Roland Deschain » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:21 am

The continuation of Breaking Bad has begun on Netflix now, and the first episode was great! Season five will be its last, and I cannot wait to find out what leads to the flash forwards. :drinking:

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daftbeaker wrote:The new Doctor Who is Peter Capaldi. I now have this wonderful mental image of a Malcolm Tucker meets the Daleks moment :haha:


Call yerself a f****** dalek, I'll rip yer plunger off and shove it right up yer *******!!!!!!

Will someone get this f****** Tardis started up before the f****** daleks work out how to open doors!

It would be excellent.


This. :haha:
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby bacon » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:09 pm

Roland Deschain wrote:The continuation of Breaking Bad has begun on Netflix now, and the first episode was great! Season five will be its last, and I cannot wait to find out what leads to the flash forwards. :drinking:


The second half of Season 5 is airing now in the States. It's really, really good.
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby daftbeaker » Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:39 pm

Bad Education. I could understand good comedy with crap school life or crap comedy with good school life. Unfortunately, this seems to be a vehicle for Jack Whitehall to be an immature wally pretending to be a teacher while behaving like an arse.
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby black bart » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:49 am

^Indeed, some of the latest comedy has not got anything like the bite of the old stuff. For example in a classic 'Black Adder III' episode last night I guffawed at the personification of the Duke of Wellington by Stephen Fry with such brilliant lines as:

"I would like to present you (the Prince Regent) with a fine cigarillo case emblazoned with the Regimental Motif of Two Dead Frenchmen crossed on a background of Dead Frenchmen."
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby daftbeaker » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:47 pm

Man Down on channel 4. Honestly, the storyline is pretty weak and the supporting characters seem to have been shipped in from the random sit-com generator.

However, I'm finding it worth watching just for Rik Mayall's odd bits which have so far included waking people up with an air horn, playing swing ball with a dead rabbit and attacking people while dressed as a bear :haha:
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