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Good TV or Jumped the Shark.........??

Postby Philshoz » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:17 pm

Meant to start this thread a few days ago with the run up to Crimble.

As an old biased git I feel some(a lot) of TV has had its day and this is a place to tell us what you think.

X Factor....every pre performance has enough flashing and noise to set off an epi..... :evil:
Celebrity anything but mainly the shite in the jungle.
Big Brother, double shite for wannabee future celebrities.... :roll:
Dancing on Ice.
Britains got Talent....................allegedly.

On the plus side:

Homeland.......but better improve for season 3.
The Killing.
Inspector Montelbano.
Spiral (Engrenages)
Basically anything where you spend two hours reading subtitles...... :? :?
Frasier.
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Postby Kamikaze » Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:52 pm

Philshoz wrote:Meant to start this thread a few days ago with the run up to Crimble.

As an old biased git I feel some(a lot) of TV has had its day and this is a place to tell us what you think.

X Factor....every pre performance has enough flashing and noise to set off an epi..... :evil: TV for retards
Celebrity anything but mainly the shite in the jungle.TV for retards
Big Brother, double shite for wannabee future celebrities.... :roll: TV for retards
Dancing on Ice.TV for retards
Britains got Talent....................allegedly. No talent there (well apart from merlin obvioulsy(, I think you mean Britains got retards

On the plus side:

Homeland.......but better improve for season 3.
The Killing.
Inspector Montelbano.
Spiral (Engrenages)
Basically anything where you spend two hours reading subtitles...... :? :?
Frasier.


I gave up on homeland after episode 2 of season 2, far to convoluted and unlikely, I can see why some would like it though, it was well made and the firest season was pretty gripping.
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Postby danny1 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:47 pm

Must don't get tv or film. It's all pretty shit. I don't really get into or enjoy anything except a bit of match of the day and good comedy

Am I weird??
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Postby Philchapman » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:58 am

Weird from a mainstream perspective maybe, but I'd see that as a healthy thing. The dumbing down of T.V. content continues day by day, with a few exceptions. It's all just the same shit dressed up different ways. Social conditioning, and something to fill the gaps between adverts. Charlie Brooker hits the spot.
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Postby danny1 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:55 pm

That aFrica doc by Attenborough looks good
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Postby bakers » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:53 am

The wire - most intelligent script ever written
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Postby WP101 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:57 pm

danny1 wrote:That aFrica doc by Attenborough looks good


thats good!

i am utterly over tv, every time ive put it on to hopefully watch some xmas movie or something its just bloody adverts! how the fuck do people put up with the adverts, its insane!! makes me switch off even if its a good film

charlie brooker was good though http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... 2012_Wipe/
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Postby Philshoz » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:21 pm

WP101 wrote:
i am utterly over tv, every time ive put it on to hopefully watch some xmas movie or something its just bloody adverts! how the fuck do people put up with the adverts, its insane!! makes me switch off even if its a good film



Agreed WP, wayyyyyyy too many ads. Even the Beeb spends a few minutes self promoting in between programes... :evil:

Best way is to record everything then skip through.

Case in point, last night, Midsummer Murders, ads every F****ing 10 mins nearly.
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Postby Kamikaze » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:17 pm

Philshoz wrote:
Case in point, last night, Midsummer Murders, ads every F****ing 10 mins nearly.


Blimey just how old are you? even my dad doesn't watch that, and he's 70 :lol:
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Postby Philshoz » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:16 pm

Wifes choice Kamikase....... :oops:

Btw I'm only 12 years younger than your dad!!!
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Postby bakers » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:36 pm

Anyone seen oz? i think it used to be on channel 4? quality stuff
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Postby munkee » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:02 pm

bakers wrote:Anyone seen oz? i think it used to be on channel 4? quality stuff


Yeah, early HBO. Quality show that.
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Postby insideout » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:20 pm

Sun, Sex and suspicious parents is always good for a laugh. Maybe the Dad's among the forum with any kids 18+ better not watch it though!
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Postby Kamikaze » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:46 pm

anyone watched "Modern Family"? took a couple of episodes to get going, but really funny.

And if you need another incentive:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJWmunS0mCs
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Postby Philshoz » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:45 pm

Heads up for Saturday BBC Four.

New series of Spiral (Engrenage) If you like a bit of French avec sous-titres, this is for yooooo :-D
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Postby ATTMFKH » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:50 am

bump ............ 'cos Phil's sulking :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Philshoz » Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:52 am

Feeling bereft of good telly......

No Breaking Bad for a few weeks (watched 62 episodes in just over a month, how sad is that :oops: :oops: )

Ditto Game of Thrones, not on for a while yet...

lost interest in Treme, got a bit dull.

Top of the Lake............can't decide about that one.

Jumped the shark: why would anybody watch Big Brother?
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Postby Black » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:20 am

Philshoz wrote:Jumped the shark: why would anybody watch Big Brother?

Because they've had a lobotomy?
Because they are deaf and blind?
Because someone chopped their head off and placed it in front of the tv?
Because their life is sad?
Just a few possibles there off the top of me head.
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Postby Kamikaze » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:26 am

I've just watched the 2nd Top of the Lake. Think I'll just skip through the last one, to find out who did it.

Its one of those "its all about the characters" series. Unfortunately the characters are all awful. The lesbiand in the shipping containers, are all insane yet boring. The billy connaly wannabe has to be the crappest bad guy ever. And the cops are all zero personality (well at least realistic I suppose)
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Postby lefty » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:04 am

oliver stones untold american history is worth a look if it gets repeated...

was on sky atlantic a few weeks back.
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Postby Chris F » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:29 am

Just catching up on Earthflight that was on BBC a few months back in glorious HD on the new telly 8) It's flipping great, but then I'm a sucker for great nature programmes. Wild Sahara was amazing too.
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Postby Leedsol » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:25 pm

Walking Dead back friday

Eastbound and Down season 4 on Fox thursdays, one of my fave comedies - funny clip http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IhJTTRJbJ2Q
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Postby buttholesurfer » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:13 pm

Leedsol wrote:Walking Dead back friday

Eastbound and Down season 4 on Fox thursdays, one of my fave comedies - funny clip http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IhJTTRJbJ2Q


I seen the lead English actor ( Walking Dead) down at Polzfornia last year, he was in the Conezone getting icecream for his kids wearing a wettie and yellow beanie... I first looked at him and thought 'what a dick', then I clocked who he was, looking back I'm still thinking 'what a dick'... His Nannie was pig ugly as well.
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Postby Leedsol » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:13 pm

buttholesurfer wrote:
Leedsol wrote:Walking Dead back friday

Eastbound and Down season 4 on Fox thursdays, one of my fave comedies - funny clip http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IhJTTRJbJ2Q


I seen the lead English actor ( Walking Dead) down at Polzfornia last year, he was in the Conezone getting icecream for his kids wearing a wettie and yellow beanie... I first looked at him and thought 'what a dick', then I clocked who he was, looking back I'm still thinking 'what a dick'... His Nannie was pig ugly as well.


Bloody hell mate whats ur beef with the attire - normal northern scally wear that. I bet his wife kaiboshed the Slovakian nanny mind.

U need to concentrate on going after the bearded mumford clones, ten a penny down ur end eh? Whats all that about?
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Postby buttholesurfer » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:20 pm

Leedsol wrote:
buttholesurfer wrote:
Leedsol wrote:Walking Dead back friday

Eastbound and Down season 4 on Fox thursdays, one of my fave comedies - funny clip http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IhJTTRJbJ2Q


I seen the lead English actor ( Walking Dead) down at Polzfornia last year, he was in the Conezone getting icecream for his kids wearing a wettie and yellow beanie... I first looked at him and thought 'what a dick', then I clocked who he was, looking back I'm still thinking 'what a dick'... His Nannie was pig ugly as well.


Bloody hell mate whats ur beef with the attire - normal northern scally wear that. I bet his wife kaiboshed the Slovakian nanny mind.

U need to concentrate on going after the bearded mumford clones, ten a penny down ur end eh? Whats all that about?
:wink:


I was only pissed cos he had the last pasty! Beards... I know? What's with that? Good handle bar moustache is more my cup of tea ( no leather studded hats though) :shock:
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Postby Philshoz » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:31 pm

Game of Thrones………….OH yes, back with us…. 8) :-D :-D
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Postby Leven » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:54 pm

Philshoz wrote:Game of Thrones………….OH yes, back with us…. 8) :-D :-D


Most illegally downloaded series ever apparently.....I've never seen a single episode!
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Postby Philshoz » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:33 pm

Guilty as charged and you don't know what you are missing Leven.
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Postby flacky » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:27 am

Hannibal, Bates Motel, American Horror Story.

America comes up trumps.
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Postby Philshoz » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:09 pm

Fargo is shaping up to be a good bit of TV.

Just finished True Detective. Really,REALLY good. Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, some serious tension in there. Brilliant acting.

Don't miss Panorama Monday night. The story of a guy from the Isle of Wight addicted to foam and glass, looks interesting... :oops: (sorry Dixie :wink: )
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