Television Best and worst of Television!

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  1. Brogan

    Brogan Leg end Staff Member

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30657226

    WTF?!

    Which decade is this?
     
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  3. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    It was funny to begin with but now it is just old hat..
     
  4. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    No accounting for taste is there.

    If you ask me, the major channels have just given up when it comes to doing something special for Xmas. The major movies have been on Sky or online rentals for 2 years or more before they make if onto normal TV. Remember when you wondered what the Beeb and ITV would do to beat each other? It wasn't as bad this year but last year there were no festive specials at all.
     
  5. Brogan

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    I'm struggling to think of a single program or film I have watched on the "main" channels over the past few years.

    I simply abhor all of the period drama crap the BBC churns out, and as for ITV and the "reality" (sic) crap, the less said about that the better.

    I suspect most of my viewing now is Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Fox and SyFy, plus the movie channels and on demand.
     
  6. cider_and_toast

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    And of course, watching a film on any main channel other than the beeb and you have the pure pleasure of someone trying to flog you something or other, just as you're really getting in to the movie.
     
  7. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    Most films shown on terrestrial tv have had the shit cut out of them so that they fit into a time slot...
     
  8. marksawatsky

    marksawatsky Points Scorer Contributor

    I'm in Canada and some of the greatest shows I watch are only available as a download or Netflix. The scripted shows I must watch every week are: Top Gear UK, The Goldbergs, Big Bang Theory, Walking Dead, The Leftovers, Orange is the new black, Wentworth, Justified. Shows I love but are no longer on: Dexter, Breaking Bad. I have stopped watching almost all "reality" shows because they are all so faked. the tip off is always where the cameras are. Example: I was enjoying "Fast'N'Loud" and the main characters were driving along a road looking for a car to work on when they spotted an old car in someones back yard. They saw all the "No Trespassing" signs but pulled in and acted like they could get shot at. Then smashcut to them walking up to the door and knocking on it, only to see a camera shot of the owner inside his house, walking up to answer the door. How did the cameraman get inside the house? It's all bullshit
     
  9. cider_and_toast

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    I love "the last leg" and this is absolute class:

     
  10. Andyoak

    Andyoak Race Winner

    Just caught up with the latest Broadchurch and, despite the hype, it is still really well acted and looks like it may be as good as the first series. I hope so because the Christmas telly was crap.
     
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  11. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    I had a problem with Broadchurch, the music was far too loud. I had to keep on turning my hearing aids off.
     
  12. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Count Arthur Strong is back :cheer::victory::yesss:
     
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  13. cider_and_toast

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    Who?
     
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  14. Andyoak

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    Prefer him on the radio; the TV program seemed too slow / structured.
     
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    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Tsk. http://www.countarthurstrong.com/
     
  16. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    Radio programmes rarely make it successfully to TV.
     
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  17. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    A bit like Peter Cook's Sir Arthur Greeb Streebling ony not as clever I would guess then? :D
     
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  18. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    James Bond?
     
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  19. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    Books first. I had read just about all of them before Goldfinger appeared.
     
  20. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    I guess most things have to written before it gets spoken on radio.

    Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy..
     
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  21. Andyoak

    Andyoak Race Winner

    The League of Gentlemen
     

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