TV Quick: talk about things on telly succinctly

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Re: TV Quick: talk about things on telly succinctly

Post by lynsosaurus » Tue Jan 13, 2015 18:45

Is it weird that I don't like *any* of the characters? They're all dicks!

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Post by noLooking » Tue Jan 13, 2015 19:09

Heh, I can absolutely understand that! I think I just like the idea of them (especially Takeda), but I wouldn't want to spend any time with them, they'd have drained your bank account and be spending the money on a yacht within about half an hour.

I suppose Jack's quite nice, but it just makes him so extraordinarily dull when he's set against all the schemers and backstabbers, plus he's a policeman now, which is never a good look, and y'know, just.....WHY? Why would you do that if all your friends are criminals one way or another? How will that end well? Moron.

I still like Nolan

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Post by lynsosaurus » Tue Jan 13, 2015 19:31

I quite like Nolan but I think I'd probably like him more if I could get over how ridiculously easy it seems to be for him to hack everything and anything. He just does some fast typing and makes a few faces and he's sorted.

I quite liked that lass that Daniel used to go out with and then cheated on Emily with at some point. I think I liked her for about an episode.

I think I mainly watch it just to see how ridiculous the next plot twist can be.

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Post by tonieee » Tue Jan 13, 2015 23:50

They're repeating the first series of Plebs which we missed the first time. I really enjoyed the second series last year. It's like a gentler Inbetweeeners in Roman times with ska music.

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Post by Wheatabeat » Wed Jan 14, 2015 19:20

The Undateables? Hideous look-and-point exploitative TV or does it make you go right warm and fuzzy inside whenever any of the guys/girls have a successful date? I'm definitely in the latter category. I find I feel almost as nervous as them in as much as I want them to find love and be happy.

I bet most people find it hideously exploitative though, don't they?
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Re: TV Quick: talk about things on telly succinctly

Post by linus » Thu Jan 15, 2015 07:46

??? The thing with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger?

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Post by darvé » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:28

lynsosaurus wrote:I quite like Nolan but I think I'd probably like him more if I could get over how ridiculously easy it seems to be for him to hack everything and anything. He just does some fast typing and makes a few faces and he's sorted.
This is a real bugbear of mine over a number of shows.. well, 2..

Willow in early Buffy before she used magic for everything was the same, they needed something? she'd get her laptop out and 10seconds later they'd have it..

Garcia in Criminal Minds is the same, and yet a lot worse. She's - of course - the groups computer wizz so she should be good at that, but every epsisode it's the same.. bad guy does something > The BAU investigate > bad guy has hostage > Garcia takes literally seconds to find out where they live, their whole history, who their favourite Dr Who is and what they had for dinner last night > BAU show up and save the day..

I like to comment to Clare, annoyingly, how convenient it is that she's saved the day again.. I'm funny me.

I also, of course realise it is only a TV show and it's a necessary point for plot movement, but it's EVERY WEEK?

Lastly, as i type this.. i realise both characters were romantically involved with Nicholas Brandon so they're probably ONE AND THE SAME PERSON ANYWAY
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Post by Wheatabeat » Thu Jan 15, 2015 19:05

a fog of ideas wrote:??? The thing with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger?
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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Sun Apr 26, 2015 20:42

I have been much enjoying the second series of Inside No 9. Pemberton and Sheersmith just seem to be amazing at telling a complete story in 30 minutes. The one with Sheridan Smith made me cry like an infant.

The only one I haven't been too fussed about was the witch trial one, as I found the tonal shifts a bit too much.
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Post by noLooking » Sun Apr 26, 2015 22:51

Dan Pop-o-matic wrote:I have been much enjoying the second series of Inside No 9. Pemberton and Sheersmith just seem to be amazing at telling a complete story in 30 minutes. The one with Sheridan Smith made me cry like an infant.

The only one I haven't been too fussed about was the witch trial one, as I found the tonal shifts a bit too much.
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I've found it really engrossing, but it doesn't feel as funny as the first series - it seems to be veering off into grim little playlets like "The League of Gentlemen" did in the third series, except much better than that.

I actually quite enjoyed the 'witchfinder' one [clearly we couldn't agree on everything : ) ], it sort of captures that kind of sadistic Carry On film atmosphere that you get in old hammer movies. Thought Ruth Sheen was brill as well. I didn't see the ending coming because I'm essentially dull-witted and gullible, but that does have it's uses in TV suspense.

Watching the last one I got to thinking: Is it just me or has Claire Skinner not aged a day since she was in 'Naked'? I think she was born aged 26 and stayed there ever since.

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Post by noLooking » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:08

In fact, Ruth Sheen, Claire Skinner, Mark Benton and Jane Horrocks: Is "Inside No. 9" turning into a Mike Leigh star retirement home?

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Post by crystalball » Tue May 05, 2015 13:23

Anyone been watching any of that slow telly stuff on BBC Four? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02q34z8. It's the greatest thing that's ever happened. Chris Watson's Dawn Chorus and the glass programme particularly, but yeah, God.

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Post by tonieee » Tue May 05, 2015 13:33

crystalball wrote:Anyone been watching all that slow telly stuff on BBC Four? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02q34z8. It's the greatest thing that's ever happened. Chris Watson's Dawn Chorus and the glass programme particularly, but yeah, God.
I nearly watched the Dawn Chorus one but didn't in end. I'll have to watch it on catch up.

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Post by knibbles » Wed May 06, 2015 18:41

crystalball wrote:Anyone been watching any of that slow telly stuff on BBC Four? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02q34z8. It's the greatest thing that's ever happened. Chris Watson's Dawn Chorus and the glass programme particularly, but yeah, God.
I watched the canal boat one for about half an hour but I was getting annoyed because if I was on that canal boat I'd have been turning and nebbing in to all those posh back gardens they passed, rather than just looking forward all the time. It was like going on a boating holiday with an acute neck injury. It should have had an option of panning the camera around, but I don't know if tellys do that yet.
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Post by This Is Helena » Thu May 07, 2015 20:49

knibbles wrote:
crystalball wrote:Anyone been watching any of that slow telly stuff on BBC Four? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02q34z8. It's the greatest thing that's ever happened. Chris Watson's Dawn Chorus and the glass programme particularly, but yeah, God.
I watched the canal boat one for about half an hour but I was getting annoyed because if I was on that canal boat I'd have been turning and nebbing in to all those posh back gardens they passed, rather than just looking forward all the time. It was like going on a boating holiday with an acute neck injury. It should have had an option of panning the camera around, but I don't know if tellys do that yet.
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Post by noLooking » Mon May 25, 2015 22:42

Vastly enjoying the well deserved hatchet job on Churchill in "When Britain Said No". Almost as much fun as looking at all the Tories on Twitter in shock that someone might have a pop at him rather than kissing his arse. Presumably there's a good way of getting your arse handed to you by the British electorate.

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Post by noLooking » Wed Jun 10, 2015 23:23

Bit gutted that 'Revenge' has finished. On the other hand, you got to see someone put thousands of volts through Courtney Love in the last episode. A pretty good trade off all in all.

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Post by tonieee » Fri Jun 12, 2015 20:33

I think Teen Titans Go! is the funniest thing on telly at the moment. It reminds me of all the ace cartoons that Cartoon Network used to make in the olden days (and still may do - we don't get it anymore, if it even still exists).

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Post by This Is Helena » Sun Jul 12, 2015 23:04

Anyone else watching Humans?
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Post by noLooking » Sun Jul 12, 2015 23:29

Yeah, though I haven't seen tonight's yet. At first, I was thinking that it was kinda sorta okay, getting drawn in in the way that I usually do with British dramas, half heartedly and with little connection to the characters, but stubbornly refusing not to watch it right through to the very last second.

But last week, there was the whole thing with the glitchy robots getting the shit beaten out of them and then the young woman robot who's gone psycho and the bit at the end with the copper, well… it actually started to be pretty good. Still a bit clunky but definitely promising. And a good hint that William Hurt will get drawn into the main plot (though Rebecca Front is rather wasted as his mean nurse, she feels a bit miscast).

It's starting to feel a bit less like it's just a bunch of cheap "hey, robots, humans, how will they get along?" scenarios and a bit more like it's going to explore some of the more interesting implications that it brings up. Though that whole Anita sex object thing is increasingly creeping me out.

So, erm, yeah!

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