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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2009, 01:36:04 PM »
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?
Got the whole lot on DVD.  Some of it is a bit cheesy but the third series in particular is brilliant.


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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2009, 01:46:34 PM »
torrents.

They are down as Heroes S03E14 & 15 but it seems like a new season to me.



I'll wait and watch it in HD then  :thumbsup:

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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2009, 01:53:21 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.

The Bowie episode in the first series still makes me wee myself.   ;D

Dexter hasn't been mentioned in here yet.  Thumbs up from me.  If you liked 6 Feet Under and The Sopranos then get it watched.

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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2009, 01:56:42 PM »
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.

I enjoyed Prison Break. However, I reckon it has fallen victim to the philosophy of 'if it's successful, keep it going.' They are now on their fourth series, having broken out of two prisons.

Would anyone recommend watching Lost in its entirety from the start? I watched the first series, but never tuned in for the second.

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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2009, 02:00:18 PM »
The Bowie episode in the first series still makes me wee myself.   ;D

Dexter hasn't been mentioned in here yet.  Thumbs up from me.  If you liked 6 Feet Under and The Sopranos then get it watched.

Dexters been the best series I've watched for a long time. Fantastic stuff. Can't wait for Season 3  :thumbsup:

I enjoyed Prison Break. However, I reckon it has fallen victim to the philosophy of 'if it's successful, keep it going.' They are now on their fourth series, having broken out of two prisons.

Would anyone recommend watching Lost in its entirety from the start? I watched the first series, but never tuned in for the second.

Lost was good till Season 3, then it became absolute gibberish. Haven't watched it since.

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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2009, 02:03:58 PM »
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?

It gets better and better! I do like some of the cheesy moments and i've seen 1 and 2 and have downloaded 3. Seems to be pretty good/funny already. Stick with it!

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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2009, 02:04:41 PM »
Ah well. Looking for something decent to watch, as I've got access to a file-sharing thing, and would like to take advantage. One fella has 3TB of stuff on it :O

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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2009, 02:05:04 PM »
I enjoyed Prison Break. However, I reckon it has fallen victim to the philosophy of 'if it's successful, keep it going.' They are now on their fourth series, having broken out of two prisons.

Would anyone recommend watching Lost in its entirety from the start? I watched the first series, but never tuned in for the second.

I've watched it from the start and am onto the 5th series now but I think they've 'jumped the shark' at the end of the 4th.

Spend the whole time watching it trying to work out what's happening now which isn't very enjoyable but I'm so far into it now I.... must.... watch.... next.... week.... regardless....  :-\

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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2009, 02:27:21 PM »
OH forgot to mention I watch a shitload of Cartoon Network nowadays. Anyone looking forward to the new series of Ben 10 starting Monday? ;D

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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2009, 02:29:34 PM »
I've watched the lot.

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


I agree completely.  Watched all 5 series in about a month and it really is superb.

Heard it desrcibed as a very good book which i can completely rlate to.  Series 1 draws you in then totally hooks you after around episode 8.  THe second series is like the info building chapter and after that it's sheer genius.  Was whistiling Omar's calling card for months.

Geenration Kill by the same writers in currently on FX and is also a pretty good watch.
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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2009, 02:35:15 PM »
IGeenration Kill by the same writers in currently on FX and is also a pretty good watch.

They also do "The Corner" eh? Caught a bit of that on FX the other night and a few of the actors from the Wire were in that too.
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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2009, 02:36:18 PM »
What's going on in Hollyoaks these days? What was the fallout from Zoe and Sarah?

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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2009, 02:37:02 PM »
I've watched it from the start and am onto the 5th series now but I think they've 'jumped the shark' at the end of the 4th.

Spend the whole time watching it trying to work out what's happening now which isn't very enjoyable but I'm so far into it now I.... must.... watch.... next.... week.... regardless....  :-\

That's what they're banking on. As soon as it became un-enjoyable for me I stopped watching. Its amazing how quickly you forget that it was ever actually good.

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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2009, 03:08:42 PM »
That's what they're banking on. As soon as it became un-enjoyable for me I stopped watching. Its amazing how quickly you forget that it was ever actually good.

I'm at that stage now.

I couldn't give a toss who lives and dies now.

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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2009, 03:22:26 PM »
I am kind of wishing it would just end. The wife has given up on it a couple of episodes in to season 5. Even when i said I wouldn't let her watch desperate housewives & ugly betty until she had watched the last two episodes of Lost.

Why are women so disobedient? I may have to beat her.

Yeah, the wooden handle scene was my breaking point.  I could quite easily take it or leave it now.  I'll maybe just watch the whole series in one sitting instead of spreading it out.

Generation Kill is another that I was meaning to get into.  Gold star to whoever mentioned that.   :thumbsup:

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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2009, 03:33:56 PM »
I've been watching quite a lot of 'Come Dine with Me' recently, also Masterchef.

Plus with Buzzcocks, QI, Mock the Week etc on Dave every night, there is always something to watch on an evening.

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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2009, 03:52:04 PM »
Agree it's becoming a bit of a chore watching lost, this flipping about in time thing just looks like padding to spin out the series, I'm desperate for something to happen that will actually move the story on a bit.  It has certainly lost it's momentum.

The wife watches Gray's Anatomy which is obviously only made for women, but I can tolerate it because there's a couple of decent birds in it.

Other than that, the News, Question Time, and Match of the day are the only shows I make an effort to see.
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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2009, 03:56:17 PM »
I've been watching quite a lot of 'Come Dine with Me' recently, also Masterchef.

Plus with Buzzcocks, QI, Mock the Week etc on Dave every night, there is always something to watch on an evening.

QI and Family Guy keep me going til bed time, but like most on here I fell I have to see Lost to the end.  Not really enjoying it too much but i've put in too many hours to end up not knowing what the fuck its all about.  Looking forward to Heroes though as they at least explain things along the way.

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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2009, 06:27:12 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"   ;)

You clearly haven't watched the show as the above couldn't be further from the truth.

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Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
« Reply #39 on: February 11, 2009, 08:04:26 PM »
LOST is getting really piss-poor now. I keep expecting Marty and the Doc to appear in fucking cowboy suits on hover boards. Its rank.

Why does nobody watch Battlestar, I'm lonely and I want to talk sci-fi with a human twist  :(