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What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« on: February 10, 2009, 09:04:12 PM »
Oz and James Drink to Britain - must be great to get paid going on a booze up round the British Isles.  Very entertaining though.


Total Wipeout - has anyone seen this?  I'd love a crack at it!



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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2009, 09:46:22 PM »
Yeah, Total Wipeout looks like great fun!

Recently, I've been watching/watched:

Lost Series 5
Ross Kemp On Gangs (Liverpool)
Ross Kemp: Return to Afghanistan
Family Guy
Explore (BBC2)
Masterchef

Erm...

The Crystal Maze


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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2009, 09:50:42 PM »
Mad Men Series 2, starting tonight on BBC4  :thumbsup:


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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2009, 10:34:45 PM »
A variety of awful American sitcoms. Should be ready to put my foot through the TV any time soon.

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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2009, 11:18:16 PM »
Battlestar G. Final series. Getting very dark, great stuff  :thumbsup:

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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2009, 08:51:59 AM »
Oz and James Drink to Britain - must be great to get paid going on a booze up round the British Isles.  Very entertaining though.

Worcester, Burton-on-Trent, Dublin, Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens, Wigan, Dover.........

Hud me back.   ;D


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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2009, 10:15:00 AM »
Worcester, Burton-on-Trent, Dublin, Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens, Wigan, Dover.........

Hud me back.   ;D



You'd seriously complain if the BBC said to you "Here's a couple of hundred grand. Now I know this will be difficult for you but... We'd like you and your mate to go around Britain getting lashed"

Although maybe it would seem crap after previously being asked "We'd like you and your mate to go round France and California getting lashed on wine."

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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2009, 11:13:51 AM »
You'd seriously complain if the BBC said to you "Here's a couple of hundred grand. Now I know this will be difficult for you but... We'd like you and your mate to go around Britain getting lashed"

Although maybe it would seem crap after previously being asked "We'd like you and your mate to go round France and California getting lashed on wine."

To be fair, I'm sure the first few days would be a laugh but the UK seriously lacks any diversity these days.  Take a walk down practically an highstreet and you could easily mistake it for any other city.

"Right Oz, where we drinking today?"

"How about All-Bar-One?"

"Nah, we did that yesterday, fancy a couple at or the Wetherspoons instead?"

"Aye, magic"   ;)


Back on topic:

I decided a year or so ago that tv was a huge waste of time.  I mean that's old news and I'm sure we probably all agree with that, but I actually decided to switch it off more or avoid channels.

Other than documentaries or the news stations where I might actually learn something other than 'Box 2 is worth 20p' or sport, I've only really been watching films and downloaded tv series.

MTV doesn't even bother to show music these days and there's only so many people hurting themselves on skateboards or Sweet Sixteen birthday parties you can watch before you buy a scoped rifle and slot some fuckers.

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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2009, 11:27:18 AM »
I've mostly been watching the first series of The Wire through Virgin's On Demand service.

This programme has been hyped up a lot and I really fancied it, but can't say i'm overly impressed with it. It's good enough to watch it through to the end, but there is a real cheesy feel to some of it... ie the maverick cop, the cop who has been stashed away in some back office for 20 years but it turns out he's Bergerac, Columbo and Crocket & Tubbs all rolled into one, and some of the writing is a bit too stereotypical Yank cop drama fare.

Has anyone watched the later series' at all?
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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2009, 11:33:11 AM »
I've mostly been watching the first series of The Wire through Virgin's On Demand service.

This programme has been hyped up a lot and I really fancied it, but can't say i'm overly impressed with it. It's good enough to watch it through to the end, but there is a real cheesy feel to some of it... ie the maverick cop, the cop who has been stashed away in some back office for 20 years but it turns out he's Bergerac, Columbo and Crocket & Tubbs all rolled into one, and some of the writing is a bit too stereotypical Yank cop drama fare.

Has anyone watched the later series' at all?

My brother managed to watch every episode/series in the space of about two weeks, he said it was fantastic after series one. I've only seen the first three eps but I've been meaning to watch the rest.

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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2009, 11:34:53 AM »
Other than documentaries or the news stations where I might actually learn something other than 'Box 2 is worth 20p' or sport, I've only really been watching films and downloaded tv series.

I assume your are referring to Deal Or No Deal. First month or two, the novelty was still there and it was watchable.

Now it is utter garbage. Has anyone seen it lately with them all dressed as hippies? To see Noel dressed up is painful and it must be degrading for the poor fella?!

Add to that Edmonds banging on about systems (it's just randomnly picking boxes), the 'dream factory' and the contestants convincing themselves that they aren't there for the money but the experience, makes DOND terrible viewing.

Anyway, I have been mostly watching American teen programme, One Tree Hill along with Sky Sports News, music channels, Neighbours, Trawlermen and Shameless.
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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2009, 11:46:45 AM »
My brother managed to watch every episode/series in the space of about two weeks, he said it was fantastic after series one. I've only seen the first three eps but I've been meaning to watch the rest.

Will definitely give them a go...I'm also on my third watching of the Sopranos from start to finish, amazing the things you pick up that you missed the first time around that are actually quite important.
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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2009, 11:47:57 AM »
Mad Men Series 2, starting tonight on BBC4  :thumbsup:



Superb stuff, excellent viewing  :thumbsup:

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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2009, 11:49:19 AM »
I've mostly been watching the first series of The Wire through Virgin's On Demand service.

This programme has been hyped up a lot and I really fancied it, but can't say i'm overly impressed with it. It's good enough to watch it through to the end, but there is a real cheesy feel to some of it... ie the maverick cop, the cop who has been stashed away in some back office for 20 years but it turns out he's Bergerac, Columbo and Crocket & Tubbs all rolled into one, and some of the writing is a bit too stereotypical Yank cop drama fare.

Has anyone watched the later series' at all?

That was one that I was contemplating for the next download but I had reservations mostly along what you've outlined regarding the stereotypical yank cops.

Prison Break was another that seemed to get a lot of hype but I bodyswerved as I thought it looked a bit rank.

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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2009, 11:54:02 AM »
I've mostly been watching the first series of The Wire through Virgin's On Demand service.

This programme has been hyped up a lot and I really fancied it, but can't say i'm overly impressed with it. It's good enough to watch it through to the end, but there is a real cheesy feel to some of it... ie the maverick cop, the cop who has been stashed away in some back office for 20 years but it turns out he's Bergerac, Columbo and Crocket & Tubbs all rolled into one, and some of the writing is a bit too stereotypical Yank cop drama fare.

Has anyone watched the later series' at all?

I've watched the lot.

Season one gets better, season two is a wee bit slow but 3-5 is an absolute rampage.

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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2009, 12:07:13 PM »
I've watched the lot.

Season one gets better, season two is a wee bit slow but 3-5 is an absolute rampage.


Do you have to watch them in order, or could i skip 2 and go on to 3 straight away?
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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2009, 12:12:27 PM »
Do you have to watch them in order, or could i skip 2 and go on to 3 straight away?

I wouldn't.

Although 2 is slow, a lot of the story relates back to it.


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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2009, 12:20:20 PM »
To be fair, I'm sure the first few days would be a laugh but the UK seriously lacks any diversity these days.  Take a walk down practically an highstreet and you could easily mistake it for any other city.

"Right Oz, where we drinking today?"

"How about All-Bar-One?"

"Nah, we did that yesterday, fancy a couple at or the Wetherspoons instead?"

"Aye, magic"   ;)


Back on topic:

I decided a year or so ago that tv was a huge waste of time.  I mean that's old news and I'm sure we probably all agree with that, but I actually decided to switch it off more or avoid channels.

Other than documentaries or the news stations where I might actually learn something other than 'Box 2 is worth 20p' or sport, I've only really been watching films and downloaded tv series.

MTV doesn't even bother to show music these days and there's only so many people hurting themselves on skateboards or Sweet Sixteen birthday parties you can watch before you buy a scoped rifle and slot some fuckers.

TBF they're going round brewerys, distilleries, vineyards etc. Nae Weatherspons, Liquids, and the like. The rest I probably agree with though.

Anyone watch Underbelly on FX?

Sat down to watch that Mad Men last night on BBCHD but set it on record after 5 minutes and went to bed instead. Been watching the new series of Skins, McKenzie Crook as a Bristolian Gangster  ;D.

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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2009, 12:41:51 PM »
TBF they're going round brewerys, distilleries, vineyards etc. Nae Weatherspons, Liquids, and the like. The rest I probably agree with though.

Anyone watch Underbelly on FX?

Sat down to watch that Mad Men last night on BBCHD but set it on record after 5 minutes and went to bed instead. Been watching the new series of Skins, McKenzie Crook as a Bristolian Gangster  ;D.

I was watching Underbelly, was really enjoying it but then missed one episode and lost the thread of the whole thing! So I gave up and will just get it on DVD I think.
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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2009, 01:27:48 PM »
I don't tend to stick to the TV schedule very much but recent downloads have been the new series of Flight of The Conchords. Which so far isn't as funny as the first series.

Been plodding along with lost season 5 and Heroes is back on so might check that out as well.

In the UK or just on torrents?