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Title: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski 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!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown 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

Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on February 10, 2009, 09:50:42 PM
Mad Men Series 2, starting tonight on BBC4  :thumbsup:

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Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Harcus 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.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Ajja on February 10, 2009, 11:18:16 PM
Battlestar G. Final series. Getting very dark, great stuff  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Superstar Tradesman 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

Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: baggy89 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."
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Superstar Tradesman 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.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit 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?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ 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.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: RDU_64 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.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit 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.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: ally s on February 11, 2009, 11:47:57 AM
Mad Men Series 2, starting tonight on BBC4  :thumbsup:

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Superb stuff, excellent viewing  :thumbsup:

Christina Hendricks is hot. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Superstar Tradesman 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.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgowdon 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.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit 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?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgowdon 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.

Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: baggy89 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.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit 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.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ 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?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Wazzamatazz 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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Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ 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:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Superstar Tradesman 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.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Harcus 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.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ 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.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don 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!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Harcus 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
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Superstar Tradesman 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....  :-\
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: baggy89 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
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: smooth 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.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit 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.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Harcus on February 11, 2009, 02:36:18 PM
What's going on in Hollyoaks these days? What was the fallout from Zoe and Sarah?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ 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.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Superstar Tradesman 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.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Superstar Tradesman 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:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: amp 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.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: CtS 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.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Snapper 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.

Supersize v Superskinny gets recorded too, I'm always amazed just how far some people go before they realize they're killing themselves.  
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski 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.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Ajja 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  :(
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: ??? on February 11, 2009, 08:22:59 PM
You clearly haven't watched the show as the above couldn't be further from the truth.

Exactly what I was thinking...  :thumbsup:

Just another opportunity for ST to tell us how sh*t the UK is and how we should all move to Germany Norway Sweden Denmark God knows...  ;)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on February 11, 2009, 08:36:25 PM
Exactly what I was thinking...  :thumbsup:

Just another opportunity for ST to tell us how sh*t the UK is and how we should all move to Germany Norway Sweden Denmark God knows...  ;)

He's a lager drinker, he wouldn't like the concept of Oz and James Drink to Britain!  :beers:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on February 11, 2009, 09:55:47 PM
Just watched the Terry Pratchett Alzheimers program which was quite interesting. Some freaks on C4 now though, "the worlds biggest family".
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Makaveli on February 11, 2009, 10:00:11 PM
Watching 'Pete Doherty in 24 hours' on MTV just now - what a clatty mink!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on February 11, 2009, 10:19:25 PM
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:

I've Sky +'d Generation Kill but not had time to watch it yet. There are plenty of programmes I'd like to get into but I just don't have time to get into them all at the same time. I can't keep up with more than two or so epic series at once.

I'm sure if they are good enough I'll get round to it at some point, my mate has the all seasons of the The Wire on DVD so I'll have to take a month or so to watch that.

I've tolerated Lost so far, although if all the mystery keeps going on for much longer with not many answers then I'm going to give up on it.

I wish producers could put together more excellent mini-series of quality programming (such as Band of Brothers) that you can watch without too much effort. Instead they continue to take concepts which may initially be of interest but then flog the hell out of whats left of the plot just for network ratings.

ps. I've never really gotten into 24 or The Sopranos. Am I missing out and is it worth getting a shot of the boxsets?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: CtS on February 11, 2009, 11:11:35 PM
Grand designs is another i like to watch.  Jesus, I'm old and boring.  ;)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: bilbobaggins on February 12, 2009, 07:23:10 AM
Apart from watching football and cricket I don't watch too much TV. Loved watching wipeout and the reruns of Top Gear.

The best TV of the year though has been A History of Scotland.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Superstar Tradesman on February 12, 2009, 08:26:05 AM
You clearly haven't watched the show as the above couldn't be further from the truth.

You obviously missed the winky at the end which might have alerted you to the fact I was taking the piss.

Here's another one in reply to your post -  ::)

 ;D

ps. I've never really gotten into The Sopranos. Am I missing out and is it worth getting a shot of the boxsets?

Big time!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on February 12, 2009, 08:57:30 AM
Winkys!  :-[
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on February 12, 2009, 08:59:45 AM

QI, Mock The Week, The Professionals, Family Guy, Grand Designs, Top Gear, Hill St Blues, CSI, Scrubs. Also watched Sopranos, Band of Brothers, 6 Feet Under (first 2 series),  lost (first 3 episodes, lost interest), History of Scotland.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Wazzamatazz on February 12, 2009, 09:13:02 AM
Why does nobody watch Battlestar, I'm lonely and I want to talk sci-fi with a human twist  :(
Haven't seen any of the current series yet but I got the DVD's for season 4 last month so I've just finished getting through them.  I can't help but think that it's lost it a little bit though.  I think I preferred it when it was more human-race's-imminent-demise rather than human-robot-rumpy-pumpy.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Superstar Tradesman on February 12, 2009, 09:17:00 AM
I emersed myself in Grand Designs for a while but haven't watched it in ages.  It's like gadget porn for auld cunts!

Anyone see the one where they showed windows that turn from clear to opaque at the flick of a lightswitch?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on February 12, 2009, 09:28:20 AM
ps. I've never really gotten into 24 or The Sopranos. Am I missing out and is it worth getting a shot of the boxsets?

The Sopranos is the best thing I've ever watched on TV. Get the box sets, you won't regret it.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Superstar Tradesman on February 12, 2009, 10:06:28 AM
The Sopranos is the best thing I've ever watched on TV. Get the box sets, you won't regret it.

+1
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on February 12, 2009, 10:32:43 AM
I'd recommend Breaking Bad (http://www.fxuk.com/series/breaking-bad) as well, the first series was brilliant, hopefully series two will air here soon.  :thumbsup:

(http://www.icis.com/blogs/icis-chemicals-confidential/breaking-bad.jpg)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Andrew on February 12, 2009, 10:37:07 AM
Grand designs is another i like to watch.  Jesus, I'm old and boring.  ;)

Grand Designs is fantastic. And not just for old people.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on February 12, 2009, 10:43:18 AM
I've only seen 3 or 4 episodes of Dexter and it is excellent but shift work fucks up any chance of watching a series all the way through.

Anyone remember a programme on Ch 4 called Psychos? Dougie Henshall played a psychiatrist with bi-polar disorder in a psychiatric hospital in Glasgow, it was fucking brilliant.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgowdon on February 12, 2009, 10:44:59 AM
I'd recommend Breaking Bad (http://www.fxuk.com/series/breaking-bad) as well, the first series was brilliant, hopefully series two will air here soon.  :thumbsup:

(http://www.icis.com/blogs/icis-chemicals-confidential/breaking-bad.jpg)

I remember you telling me about this. I may commit to it later.
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Post by: El Padre™ on February 12, 2009, 10:50:14 AM
I've only seen 3 or 4 episodes of Dexter and it is excellent but shift work fucks up any chance of watching a series all the way through.

Anyone remember a programme on Ch 4 called Psychos? Dougie Henshall played a psychiatrist with bi-polar disorder in a psychiatric hospital in Glasgow, it was fucking brilliant.

Dexter series 1 and 2 are available to rent from Casa Padre.
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on February 12, 2009, 10:54:51 AM
Dexter series 1 and 2 are available to rent from Casa Padre.

As cool as a Seve long throw! :thumbsup:
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Post by: Superstar Tradesman on February 12, 2009, 10:57:01 AM
I remember you telling me about this. I may commit to it later.

What's the gist Padders?
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Post by: El Padre™ on February 12, 2009, 11:06:07 AM
What's the gist Padders?

Quote
Walt White is an ordinary chemistry teacher sleeping his way through life, but when he is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, he finally wakes up and begins to live life to the fullest. Realizing that he needs to provide financially for his pregnant wife and special needs son once he's gone, Walt puts his chemistry skills to use by creating a rolling meth lab.

Walt teams up with former student Jesse Pinkman, who teaches him about the entrepreneurial world of drug dealing. The two set up shop in a converted RV and before they know it, business is booming.

No road to success comes without its share of problems and for Walt that comes in the form of an obnoxious brother-in-law Hank -- who happens to be a Drug Enforcement Agent!
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Post by: Superstar Tradesman on February 12, 2009, 11:12:45 AM
Sounds like a mix between Weeds and My Name Is Earl.

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Post by: Snapper on February 12, 2009, 11:34:09 AM
Sounds like a mix between Weeds and My Name Is Earl.



Thought the same when reading that.  I enjoyed Weeds.

Has Breaking Bad series one been aired in the UK or is it only available online/DVD?
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Post by: El Padre™ on February 12, 2009, 11:37:53 AM
Sounds like a mix between Weeds and My Name Is Earl.



Its not as slapstick as MNIE, its actually quite dark.

Thought the same when reading that.  I enjoyed Weeds.

Has Breaking Bad series one been aired in the UK or is it only available online/DVD?

Its been on FX, I haven't seen the DVD anywhere but I'll be getting it as soon as it comes out.
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Post by: octavion on February 12, 2009, 11:41:28 AM
right now i am watching Lelo and stitch with my wee boy .
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Post by: hebrew on February 12, 2009, 12:18:33 PM
I have the complete box set of Sex in the City if anyone's interested  ;D
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on February 12, 2009, 12:30:17 PM
I have the complete box set of Sex in the City if anyone's interested  ;D

I have a hammer and am interested.
right now i am watching Lelo and stitch with my wee boy .


Padre is watching the Partick version, "Chib and Stitch".
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Post by: BrownyBrown on February 12, 2009, 07:23:39 PM
Just saw an advert for RedRiding on Channel 4, starring Dead Mans Shoes' Paddy Considine.

Don't know much else about it, apart from it is a three episode series that may be worth a watch.

http://redriding.channel4.com/ (http://redriding.channel4.com/)
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Post by: bilbobaggins on February 12, 2009, 08:08:02 PM
I'm watching 10 years younger  :-\
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on February 12, 2009, 08:18:31 PM
Started to watch The Wire season 1 last night on on demand. It's ok so far.



Slight problem with that, which I just discovered last night... it doesn't have the final episode of the series on it. There's 13 episodes, only 12 on On Demand.  To say i was sick is an understatement!
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Post by: mizer on February 12, 2009, 09:37:53 PM
Watching Ross Kemp in Afghanistan, out on patrol with a heap of Scots - quite funny hearing the weegie laughing at his mate getting shot in the foot "haw haw man".
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Post by: Kowalski on February 12, 2009, 09:56:53 PM
Just watched the Terry Pratchett Alzheimers program which was quite interesting.

Just watched the 2nd episode tonight.  Quite sad stuff - he's definitely putting a very brave face on it.
I had no idea he was up in Aberdeen.

Just hope he can knock out a few more books yet.
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Post by: mizer on February 12, 2009, 10:14:43 PM
I had no idea he was up in Aberdeen.

Neither did he  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Harcus on February 12, 2009, 10:19:58 PM
Christ, that's close to the bone!
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Post by: boboisared on February 12, 2009, 10:22:00 PM
Neither did he  :thumbsup:
:lolabove:
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Post by: BrownyBrown on February 12, 2009, 10:28:46 PM
Question Time just now, Kelvin MacKenzie is on tonight.

The man is an utter cretin.  >:D
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Post by: mizer on February 12, 2009, 11:25:47 PM
Question Time just now, Kelvin MacKenzie is on tonight.

The man is an utter cretin.  >:D

What a fucking cunt, how can a retard like that be allowed on the program time after time.
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Post by: Andrew on February 12, 2009, 11:33:59 PM
What a fucking cunt, how can a retard like that be allowed on the program time after time.

Dare I say its better than just Labour politicians saying their party line then Tory politicians saying their party line. At least, even though on the whole I don't agree with what he is saying, he says what he thinks not what his party thinks.
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Post by: El Padre™ on February 12, 2009, 11:37:16 PM
What a fucking cunt, how can a retard like that be allowed on the program time after time.

It would be funny if someone knocked him out, then shouted "GOTCHA!"  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Superstar Tradesman on February 13, 2009, 09:36:49 AM
Dare I say its better than just Labour politicians saying their party line then Tory politicians saying their party line. At least, even though on the whole I don't agree with what he is saying, he says what he thinks not what his party thinks.

Ctrl-C

Ctrl-V

 ;D
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Post by: glasgow sheep on February 13, 2009, 12:39:19 PM
What a fucking cunt, how can a retard like that be allowed on the program time after time.
Didn't bother watching last night?
What did he say? "Scotland caused the credit crunch"?
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Post by: swaddon on February 13, 2009, 12:50:52 PM
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.

I agree about DOND, I used to never miss a show, now I hardly ever bother. The way he has names for everything gets on my nerves; the pilgrims, the walk of wealth, the crazy chair, the death box, curse of the newbie, etc. And all the contestants bursting into tears after every box is opened drives me mad as well. It's only a fucking game show. And also, the contestants giving a long speech before opening the box, saying how much they love the player and how they are going to miss them, just open the frigging thing for God's sake. It's not the bloody Oscars.

Anyway, on the telly, I have been watching Shameless, the new series of My Name Is Earl on E4 and sometimes the repeats of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet on ITV4. And a lot of other stuff besides that I can't think of just now.
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Post by: El Padre™ on February 13, 2009, 01:09:58 PM
I agree about DOND, I used to never miss a show, now I hardly ever bother. The way he has names for everything gets on my nerves; the pilgrims, the walk of wealth, the crazy chair, the death box, curse of the newbie, etc. And all the contestants bursting into tears after every box is opened drives me mad as well. It's only a fucking game show. And also, the contestants giving a long speech before opening the box, saying how much they love the player and how they are going to miss them, just open the frigging thing for God's sake. It's not the bloody Oscars.

Anyway, on the telly, I have been watching Shameless, the new series of My Name Is Earl on E4 and sometimes the repeats of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet on ITV4. And a lot of other stuff besides that I can't think of just now.

Watched a couple of eps of Shameless this series but its just become ridiculous now. The first three series were fantastic though.
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Post by: Harcus on February 13, 2009, 01:13:46 PM
Theres's a new series of Shameless out?
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Post by: smooth on February 13, 2009, 01:46:13 PM
Around the Horn and Pardon The Interuption are two shows from ESPN America which are simply superb.  We could really do with that with Scottish sport - just need the personalities i suppose.
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Post by: swaddon on February 13, 2009, 03:40:44 PM
Theres's a new series of Shameless out?

Yes. It's been on for about three weeks. Tuesdays at 10pm on C4, 11pm on C4+1 and the next episode is on straight after on E4.
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Post by: Kowalski on February 15, 2009, 08:19:56 PM
Nature's Great Events - another cracking natural history series from the Beeb.
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Post by: El Padre™ on February 15, 2009, 08:27:51 PM
Theres's a new series of Shameless out?

New series is shite, you're missing nothing.
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Post by: minijc on February 15, 2009, 08:30:57 PM
Nature's Great Events - another cracking natural history series from the Beeb.
Watched some of that before strikers the other night, watched up to the bit where the fox was stalking the baby birds learning to fly in to the water, hilarious stuff watching the birds bounce 3 or 4 times.
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Post by: RDU_64 on February 15, 2009, 11:03:47 PM
Haven't thought the new series of Shameless has been that bad, although definitely devoid of ideas for some storylines.

Skins on the other hand is ball-lux and always has been.

Hollyoaks, at the minute, is absolutely terrible viewing.
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on February 15, 2009, 11:10:21 PM

Hollyoaks, at the minute, is absolutely terrible viewing.

You're not wrong.  I generally watch it to wind down from work while acknowledging it's utter shite, but it's hit unbelievably new depths of shite recently.  The bits at the beginning are cringeworthy.  I really wish the McQueens would fuck off, not one of them can act and not one of them looks like Gordon.
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Post by: RDU_64 on February 15, 2009, 11:20:32 PM
You're not wrong.  I generally watch it to wind down from work while acknowledging it's utter shite, but it's hit unbelievably new depths of shite recently.  The bits at the beginning are cringeworthy.  I really wish the McQueens would fuck off, not one of them can act and not one of them looks like Gordon.

Carmel is such an utterly ridiculous character, it's unbelievable.
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on February 15, 2009, 11:21:34 PM
Carmel is such an utterly ridiculous character, it's unbelievable.

You would though, eh?
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Post by: Harcus on February 15, 2009, 11:23:19 PM
You would though, eh?

Yes, yes I would.
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Post by: swaddon on February 16, 2009, 11:47:27 AM
I really wish the McQueens would fuck off, not one of them can act and not one of them looks like Gordon.

Perhaps they're related to former Dons star Tommy rather than Gordon?
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Post by: Harcus on February 16, 2009, 04:46:38 PM
(http://www.thefullset.co.uk/images/stevemcqueen.jpg)
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Post by: manc_don on February 16, 2009, 04:50:51 PM
You would though, eh?

Oh yes I would. Sounds like its just as well all my Channel 4 channels are fucked at the moment!
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Post by: Sheep#1 on February 16, 2009, 09:30:30 PM
Nature's Great Events - another cracking natural history series from the Beeb.

It is indeed quality.

The Shield season 7 starting on Five US at 10pm tonight, nae much point watching if you've not seen series 1-6, but those who have, will I'm sure agree it's one of the best series on TV :thumbsup:
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Post by: glasgowdon on February 16, 2009, 11:53:17 PM
It is indeed quality.

The Shield season 7 starting on Five US at 10pm tonight, nae much point watching if you've not seen series 1-6, but those who have, will I'm sure agree it's one of the best series on TV :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: octavion on February 17, 2009, 07:59:31 AM
cold case.....
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Post by: RDU_64 on February 17, 2009, 11:25:19 AM
You would though, eh?

Only if she would shut up first. I would have to gag her with something.
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Post by: Superstar Tradesman on February 17, 2009, 11:57:54 AM
Well I just watched another episode of Lost and they've introduced another dozen folk who you don't really care about, just so they can kill them off at a later date without explaining anything.

Does that make them The Other-Other-Others?   ::)
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Post by: BrownyBrown on February 17, 2009, 12:52:47 PM
Well I just watched another episode of Lost and they've introduced another dozen folk who you don't really care about, just so they can kill them off at a later date without explaining anything.

Does that make them The Other-Other-Others?   ::)

Yeah, really starting to fuck me off now. The 'time travel' storyline is getting a bit overdone, as they flash through time every five minutes. Its like Quantum Leap, I'm expecting a hologram with a handheld gizmo called ziggy to appear anytime soon!

Everytime they travel, someone drops down dead with blood streaming from their nostrils...and thats just the audience.  :hammer:

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Post by: Kowalski on February 21, 2009, 05:56:03 PM
A Westlife fan from Aberdeen is doing well on Total Wipeout, fastest time ever in the qualifying round.
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Post by: Mackie's ace! on February 21, 2009, 07:40:55 PM
Oh, did JimmyJimmy finally get on?
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Post by: Superstar Tradesman on March 05, 2009, 06:44:11 PM
Watched the first two episodes of Generation Kill.  Right up my street.  Some real good characters in there already.  Love the one liners.   ;D
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on March 05, 2009, 10:31:18 PM
watching Red Riding at the moment, the first in 3 films on Ch4 based on novels by David Peace.  So far, it's been alright. Although i'm more looking forward to the Damned United coming out in the cinema later this month.
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Post by: boboisared on March 05, 2009, 10:55:32 PM
Going back and forth between the times of our lives repeat.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Andrew on March 05, 2009, 11:04:26 PM
I thought Red Riding was fantastic.
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Post by: glasgow sheep on March 06, 2009, 12:10:02 AM
watching Red Riding at the moment, the first in 3 films on Ch4 based on novels by David Peace.  So far, it's been alright. Although i'm more looking forward to the Damned United coming out in the cinema later this month.
Thought it was good, but wish I didn't have to wait till next week to see part 2.  Have seen the books in the shops in the past and always meant to buy them but never got round to it.  After watching 1974 I think I probably will.  Horrifically dark and nihilistic I get the feeling, as with all adaptations, there was so much that they couldn't fit in.  Looking forward to the next two with what is a brilliant cast.

Was just trying to work out where I had seen the lead actor, Andrew Garfield, before; it was the excellent Boy A
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on March 06, 2009, 09:33:00 AM
I thought Red Riding was fantastic.

I'm going to have to hope it's on On Demand as I ended up on the phone and missed a chunk of it, by which point there was no point in watching the rest of it (I was watching on C4+1 as it was)  :hammer:
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on March 06, 2009, 09:48:09 AM
I'm going to have to hope it's on On Demand as I ended up on the phone and missed a chunk of it, by which point there was no point in watching the rest of it (I was watching on C4+1 as it was)  :hammer:

If it isn't on OD I'm fucked too. Nightshift fucks up yer viewing no end! :hammer:
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Post by: Superstar Tradesman on March 06, 2009, 09:48:40 AM
What's Red Riding about?
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on March 06, 2009, 09:54:13 AM
What's Red Riding about?

It's loosely based on an old story about a young girl who's grandmother gets abducted and eventually devoured by some unsavoury dude in a fur coat. 
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Post by: Superstar Tradesman on March 06, 2009, 09:59:41 AM
It's loosely based on an old story about a young girl who's grandmother gets abducted and eventually devoured by some unsavoury dude in a fur coat. 

Nae riding then?
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on March 06, 2009, 10:01:45 AM
Nae riding then?

I've heard some geezer gets his chopper out and whacks it into a bit of fur.
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Post by: Superstar Tradesman on March 06, 2009, 10:08:14 AM
Axe wound?

Filmed in tha hood?
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Post by: Kowalski on March 16, 2009, 10:02:48 PM
"Blighty" have been re-running the "When Louis Met" series from the early 2000's.  Last night was part one of the Hamilton's documentary.
Scary stuff to see it again, but what brilliant TV!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9Nfd6LjoI4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9Nfd6LjoI4)

 :o
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Post by: manc_don on March 16, 2009, 10:23:29 PM
I've been watching Extreme Fishing with Robson Green.
I thought his Geordie/Fake-American accent would have disappeared now he had arrived in New Zealand... it hadn't.  >:D
Robson Green is a tool - but I like fishing programs  :-\


The new series Yellowstone on BBC was good. I always think wolves look really playful but they're nasty bastards!  ;D

Was the next one of Yellowstone on tonight? I saw yesterday's one with the guy who shoveled the snow of the roofs, what a fun job, just playing in the snow for 5 months! The bears were awesome yesterday  ;D
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Post by: RDU_64 on March 16, 2009, 10:36:02 PM
Started watching Hestons feasts the other night.

Thought it was very enjoyable and quite like Hesten Blumenthal! 8)
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Post by: Kowalski on March 17, 2009, 07:30:51 AM
Thought it was very enjoyable and quite like Hesten Blumenthal! 8)

Try and tell that to those who got ill from his restaurant.
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Post by: ??? on March 17, 2009, 11:54:22 AM
Try and tell that to those who got ill from his restaurant.

It was nothing to do with the food.
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Post by: Superstar Tradesman on March 17, 2009, 11:59:00 AM
The mojitos were shit.
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Post by: ??? on March 17, 2009, 12:12:33 PM
I've been watching 2 Pints of Lager & A Packet of Crisps, Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong, The Sunday Night Project, stuff like that.

Anyone know why my Sky+ keeps recording unfunny programmes?  ;D
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Post by: Superstar Tradesman on March 17, 2009, 12:44:26 PM
Finished Generation Kill last night, shame there's only 7 episodes.  Thumbs up from me.

Next up is Padre's recommendation - Breaking Bad.
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Post by: glasgow sheep on March 17, 2009, 06:16:20 PM
Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle   ;D
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Post by: manc_don on March 22, 2009, 06:11:35 PM
The hottest place on Earth. On BBC 1 now!

Its absolutely awesome! Definitely worth a watch on iPlayer if you've missed it. hmmmm. Camel piss  :o
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Post by: hebrew on March 22, 2009, 06:48:50 PM
The hottest place on Earth. On BBC 1 now!

Its absolutely awesome! Definitely worth a watch on iPlayer if you've missed it. hmmmm. Camel piss  :o

Oh yeh I just watched that - it was really really hot  ;D
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Post by: manc_don on March 22, 2009, 06:58:21 PM
Oh yeh I just watched that - it was really really hot  ;D

When I saw that crevasse I could only think of one thing!  :o It was deep ;)
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Post by: BrownyBrown on March 22, 2009, 07:22:53 PM
Just watching Nature's Great Events on BBC1 just now.

The bit when the Humpback whale sweeps in and devours the Herring in one gulp was incredible!  :o
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Post by: Kowalski on March 22, 2009, 07:39:53 PM
Just watching Nature's Great Events on BBC1 just now.

The bit when the Humpback whale sweeps in and devours the Herring in one gulp was incredible!  :o

Aye it was superb stuff.  I enjoyed the 10 minute "making of" at the end of each programme.  Must have been quite a shock for the cameraman when the whale came out of nowhere.
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Post by: manc_don on March 22, 2009, 07:42:07 PM
Just watching Nature's Great Events on BBC1 just now.

The bit when the Humpback whale sweeps in and devours the Herring in one gulp was incredible!  :o

The day that Sir David Attenborough dies will be a sad day indeed. The BBC's nature programmes are worth the TV license money alone.
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Post by: hebrew on March 22, 2009, 07:49:37 PM
I was browsing on Amazon this morning and noticed you can get the Planet Earth series on blu-ray  :thumbsup:
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Post by: BrownyBrown on March 22, 2009, 08:02:16 PM
Yellowstone just now is worth a watch too. :thumbsup:
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Post by: manc_don on March 22, 2009, 08:16:55 PM
Yellowstone just now is worth a watch too. :thumbsup:

I plan to watch that on Tuesday once i've had my reviews. Yellowstone and Skins and booze, great night in  ;D  :thumbsup:
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Post by: hebrew on March 22, 2009, 08:20:03 PM
What is this Yellowstone you speak of?

 
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Post by: manc_don on March 22, 2009, 08:26:21 PM
What is this Yellowstone you speak of?

Its about Yellowstone national park! Fantastic programme. Worth a watch on iPlayer too.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: hebrew on March 22, 2009, 08:39:01 PM
Its about Yellowstone national park! Fantastic programme. Worth a watch on iPlayer too.  :thumbsup:

Cheers  :thumbsup:
 

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Post by: hebrew on March 22, 2009, 09:42:43 PM
I've just watched The Secret Millionaire - it made me cry
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Post by: manc_don on March 22, 2009, 09:48:37 PM
I've just watched The Secret Millionaire - it made me cry

Good programme, though some are better than others. A couple that spring to mind, the guy who helped out people in Possil Park, by far the most genuine and generous guy they've had on there, despite giving a blind hun cash for buckie/season ticket at Stybrox for 5 years. And a woman who helped maintain a few community groups in Rochdale. Most of the millionairs (especially one that was in an old mining town near Middlesborough I think?) seem to show great joy and smugness when they tell the folk they are millionaires. Something which the two I mentioned did not do. So, its good programme ;)  :thumbsup:
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Post by: hebrew on March 22, 2009, 09:56:12 PM
Good programme, though some are better than others. A couple that spring to mind, the guy who helped out people in Possil Park, by far the most genuine and generous guy they've had on there, despite giving a blind hun cash for buckie/season ticket at Stybrox for 5 years. And a woman who helped maintain a few community groups in Rochdale. Most of the millionairs (especially one that was in an old mining town near Middlesborough I think?) seem to show great joy and smugness when they tell the folk they are millionaires. Something which the two I mentioned did not do. So, its good programme ;)  :thumbsup:

It's the first time I have seen it 

 
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Andrew on March 22, 2009, 10:29:23 PM
Fucking hate that programme. It just makes people look like heros for walking around a poor area and giving they're loose change to folk. Then they fuck off to they're mansion in the country. Their not doing much to help the community in the long term.
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Post by: manc_don on March 22, 2009, 10:32:47 PM
Fucking hate that programme. It just makes people look like heros for walking around a poor area and giving they're loose change to folk. Then they fuck off to they're mansion in the country. Their not doing much to help the community in the long term.

Thats why I mentioned the two above, they are actively involved in the areas and actually help maintain their "investments". Well as far as I could tell anyway, much better than the majority of them which would be where I agree with you.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: boboisared on March 22, 2009, 10:35:01 PM
Thats why I mentioned the two above, they are actively involved in the areas and actually help maintain their "investments". Well as far as I could tell anyway, much better than the majority of them which would be where I agree with you.
Who wouldn't they go home to their mansions though? They've done more than enough really.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Andrew on March 22, 2009, 10:42:01 PM
I just think that programme makes them look a lot better than what they have done. It also takes away from the hard work of people who have run youth centers etc. and these are the people who do most for these communities not people donating large amounts of money(which is good) but then do nothing more.

Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on March 22, 2009, 10:47:09 PM
Who wouldn't they go home to their mansions though? They've done more than enough really.

I'm not saying its wrong for them to go back to them, as most of them have worked hard and from scratch to get where they are. But I suppose the point Andrew is making is that they don't have a permananent physical presence in the community that they were helping. I keep going on about these two, but they actually hired the people who had started the community programmes (they had a very basic wage to start with but funding was cut etc...). We could start a whole new thread on philanthropy ;) Most people on that programme give 10k max, but these guys, especially the guy in possil park gave about 250k to support one scheme. I know it makes them look good but I think its nice to know acts of kindness still exist, maybe they don't need to be on such a scale, but they exist nonetheless.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: boboisared on March 22, 2009, 11:00:42 PM
I'm not saying its wrong for them to go back to them, as most of them have worked hard and from scratch to get where they are. But I suppose the point Andrew is making is that they don't have a permananent physical presence in the community that they were helping. I keep going on about these two, but they actually hired the people who had started the community programmes (they had a very basic wage to start with but funding was cut etc...). We could start a whole new thread on philanthropy ;) Most people on that programme give 10k max, but these guys, especially the guy in possil park gave about 250k to support one scheme. I know it makes them look good but I think its nice to know acts of kindness still exist, maybe they don't need to be on such a scale, but they exist nonetheless.
It is great that the two you have mentioned have went to such great lengths but i'd like to think the others aren't just doing it to make themselves feel better/look better but actually care about people worse off than themselves.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on March 22, 2009, 11:10:18 PM
It is great that the two you have mentioned have went to such great lengths but i'd like to think the others aren't just doing it to make themselves feel better/look better but actually care about people worse off than themselves.

Totally, but it just comes across that way sometimes. Like one guy who donated to an orchestra who needed 15k to survive, so he gave 10? To me that doesn't make sense, considering they were in such a place where they very rarely got much money from fund raising and had a big cut of funding from the council/government who pretty much funded them. As I said, maybe its more the way that the programme is edited to make them look like that.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: boboisared on March 22, 2009, 11:26:01 PM
Totally, but it just comes across that way sometimes. Like one guy who donated to an orchestra who needed 15k to survive, so he gave 10? To me that doesn't make sense, considering they were in such a place where they very rarely got much money from fund raising and had a big cut of funding from the council/government who pretty much funded them. As I said, maybe its more the way that the programme is edited to make them look like that.
That does seem a bit cuntish, but from the few I have watched some of them have said they are going in with a strict budget. Perhaps thats why they're so successful, not letting themselves get carried away with emotional feeling. While looking like cunts, if they hadn't already had this motive then these people wouldn't be getting from this person at all.

Sorry, what i'm trying to say makes sense in my head.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on March 23, 2009, 12:02:29 AM
That does seem a bit cuntish, but from the few I have watched some of them have said they are going in with a strict budget. Perhaps thats why they're so successful, not letting themselves get carried away with emotional feeling. While looking like cunts, if they hadn't already had this motive then these people wouldn't be getting from this person at all.

Sorry, what i'm trying to say makes sense in my head.

Well thats how the rich stay rich ;) But yeah it makes sense not to get emotionally involved, but then again as I said, it seemed refreshing to see folk that would generally not have any real contact with that respective aspect of society actually have some heart and soul. The two I mentioned seemed to be dealing with grander schemes which would impact many aspects of society, whereas the others seemed to target smaller groups. That guy you call a caahhnntt came across as one ;) Then again, you can also say maybe he gave the minimum to "inspire" them to continue getting support on their own accord. Self help styli.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on March 23, 2009, 12:27:28 AM
Well thats how the rich stay rich ;) But yeah it makes sense not to get emotionally involved, but then again as I said, it seemed refreshing to see folk that would generally not have any real contact with that respective aspect of society actually have some heart and soul. The two I mentioned seemed to be dealing with grander schemes which would impact many aspects of society, whereas the others seemed to target smaller groups. That guy you call a caahhnntt came across as one ;) Then again, you can also say maybe he gave the minimum to "inspire" them to continue getting support on their own accord. Self help styli.

As the old saying goes: Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach him to fish and he eats for a lifetime.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Harcus on March 23, 2009, 01:10:05 AM
As the old saying goes: Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach him to fish and he eats for a lifetime.  :thumbsup:

I always thought the saying was 'Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, give a man access to the internet and a Donstalk account, and he can post inane ramblings for a lifetime.'
 :-\

Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: hebrew on March 23, 2009, 09:07:50 PM
Fucking hate that programme. It just makes people look like heros for walking around a poor area and giving they're loose change to folk. Then they fuck off to they're mansion in the country. Their not doing much to help the community in the long term.

Not the one I watched last night - the guy gave £60,000 to a lady to keep her in a job for 2 years which was running a playcentre for kids and also £150,000 to a lady who helped homeless families - that money was going to be used to buy a property to provide much needed accomodation

Yellowstone was cool  :thumbsup: I liked the bluebirds
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on March 23, 2009, 09:12:16 PM
Not the one I watched last night - the guy gave £60,000 to a lady to keep her in a job for 2 years which was running a playcentre for kids and also £150,000 to a lady who helped homeless families - that money was going to be used to buy a property to provide much needed accomodation

Yellowstone was cool  :thumbsup: I liked the bluebirds

What's wrong with the other birds! Racist ;) I look forward to watching it on tuesday or wednesday!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on March 23, 2009, 09:29:52 PM
New series of the apprentice starts on Wednesday night.

Yes! Another bunch of horrible cunts stabbing each other in the back for a job....
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on March 23, 2009, 09:45:45 PM
I always thought the saying was 'Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, give a man access to the internet and a Donstalk account, and he can post inane ramblings for a lifetime.'
 :-\



That really only applies to Rocket Mentalist.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgow sheep on March 23, 2009, 10:47:57 PM
The day that Sir David Attenborough dies will be a sad day indeed. The BBC's nature programmes are worth the TV license money alone.
True but how involved is he in these series now a days? Surely he just sits in a studio and does the voice over....certainly he wasnae in a wee boat jumping into seas full of sharks and jellyfish.

Anyway, GET IT WATCHED


Newswipe, Episode 1

25 Mar 2009, 22:30 on BBC Four
Synopsis

Charlie Brooker returns to train his sights firmly on news and current affairs.

He looks at the news's obsession with the credit crunch, and the potty levels it has reached. Nick Davies authors a piece about the influence the PR industry has over the news and Tim Key performs a poem.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: boboisared on March 31, 2009, 05:42:18 PM
Watching the Simpsons on Channel 4. The episode with the Loch Ness monster where Homer says "no way. Aberdeen rules!"  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: swaddon on March 31, 2009, 08:59:47 PM
Watching the Simpsons on Channel 4. The episode with the Loch Ness monster where Homer says "no way. Aberdeen rules!"  :thumbsup:

I must have seen that episode about a dozen times, but it's still worth watching just for Homer's line.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: boboisared on March 31, 2009, 10:06:39 PM
I must have seen that episode about a dozen times, but it's still worth watching just for Homer's line.
Also the part where Lenny gets the coin stuck in his head.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: dave_min on April 01, 2009, 12:52:00 AM
Watching the Simpsons on Channel 4. The episode with the Loch Ness monster where Homer says "no way. Aberdeen rules!"  :thumbsup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBhkPmmCu_g
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on April 03, 2009, 09:34:49 PM
Just started watching The Wire sice it has recently started on BBC2 so I think it'll take a bit of time to get into it, but so far so good. It will be have to be great if I'm going to go to the effort of catching up to 5 seasons or so worth!

Does anyone know if there are plans to repeat broadcasts of Generation Kill on FX? I think I missed a couple of episodes, I didn't realise there were only a handful of them.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: tom_widdows on April 03, 2009, 10:24:29 PM
True but how involved is he in these series now a days? Surely he just sits in a studio and does the voice over....certainly he wasnae in a wee boat jumping into seas full of sharks and jellyfish.

Anyway, GET IT WATCHED


Newswipe, Episode 1

25 Mar 2009, 22:30 on BBC Four
Synopsis

Charlie Brooker returns to train his sights firmly on news and current affairs.

He looks at the news's obsession with the credit crunch, and the potty levels it has reached. Nick Davies authors a piece about the influence the PR industry has over the news and Tim Key performs a poem.

2nd episode is even better
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: quirie on April 03, 2009, 11:08:54 PM
Watched The Inbetweeners last night, thought it was quite good
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on April 04, 2009, 09:08:28 PM
The Total Wipeout awards!  :thumbsup:
I must be easily amused because I think it's been a great programme.

Here's the entry form:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/beonashow/total_wipeout.shtml (http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/beonashow/total_wipeout.shtml)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on April 05, 2009, 03:19:44 AM
The Total Wipeout awards!  :thumbsup:
I must be easily amused because I think it's been a great programme.

Here's the entry form:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/beonashow/total_wipeout.shtml (http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/beonashow/total_wipeout.shtml)

Yes! I love Total Wipeout, one of my favourite programmes on TV at the moment!

 :D
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on April 18, 2009, 10:04:39 PM
The Jim Clark documentary on BBC4 earlier tonight.
I thought it was superb, and quite tragic.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on April 19, 2009, 09:31:24 PM
The new Louis Theroex show on BBC 2.

Paedophilic "mental hospital"/prison.

Had to stop watching though because our aerial is fucked at the moment so will have to catch it on iPlayer. Looks good though!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on April 19, 2009, 09:39:13 PM
Had to stop watching though because our aerial is fucked at the moment

Not gonna do a Rod Hull on the roof then?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on April 19, 2009, 09:40:45 PM
Not gonna do a Rod Hull on the roof then?

Tempting as it maybe, I'm ok thanks ;)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Mackie's ace! on April 19, 2009, 10:57:52 PM
The new Louis Theroex show on BBC 2.

Paedophilic "mental hospital"/prison.

Had to stop watching though because our aerial is fucked at the moment so will have to catch it on iPlayer. Looks good though!

It was a bit weird. I think it said only 13 people have been rehabilitated and integrated into the community in the last 10 years, and 70% of the people there won't participate in the therapy, so it's just an extension of prison.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on April 19, 2009, 11:05:04 PM
It was a bit weird. I think it said only 13 people have been rehabilitated and integrated into the community in the last 10 years, and 70% of the people there won't participate in the therapy, so it's just an extension of prison.

I will definitely give it a watch though. I love Louis Theroux's documentaries. I was watching one I hadn't seen in years on Dave just before that episode, where he was trying to be a gangsta rapper in the dirrrty south ;) Hilarious stuff :D
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: tlg1903 on April 19, 2009, 11:26:16 PM
Lois theroux really does have balls of steel.  Tonights one was really creepy though, virtually all the peado's had slicked back hair and dodgy tash's.  I found it repulsive even looking at them at times
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: tlg1903 on April 20, 2009, 10:20:10 AM
Too scared in case you got a hard on?
Ha!  Are you one of those fetishists that gets turned on by repulsive things jim?  E.g. do you find yourself getting an  irrational woody when you see the home crowd at ibrox?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: tlg1903 on April 20, 2009, 10:22:03 AM
Back on topic, recently i have been watching battlestar galactica, terminator the scc and as ever south park.  The new series of south park has been a little disapointing if you ask me
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: tlg1903 on April 20, 2009, 10:28:03 AM
Dude thats cold  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on April 20, 2009, 08:37:58 PM
It was a bit weird. I think it said only 13 people have been rehabilitated and integrated into the community in the last 10 years, and 70% of the people there won't participate in the therapy, so it's just an extension of prison.

Just watched it just now.  Very compelling and fairly disturbing (not unlike his documentary on the Hamiltons many years ago).
Looked to me like where the paedophiles were, was the best place for them.  As more than likely they'd get lynched if they were released, as their crimes were quite heinous.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Mackie's ace! on April 20, 2009, 08:46:20 PM
Just watched it just now.  Very compelling and fairly disturbing (not unlike his documentary on the Hamiltons many years ago).
Looked to me like where the paedophiles were, was the best place for them.  As more than likely they'd get lynched if they were released, as their crimes were quite heinous.


Yeah I agree that it is probably the best place for them. I didn't like how they were so matter of fact when they said "I'm a child molester" and how they were so matter of fact about it - seemed like they didn't think they'd really done anything wrong, but I guess their matter of factness was down to the fact they had to talk about their crimes in their therapy.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on April 20, 2009, 08:49:22 PM
Yeah I watched this too last night.

Can't say I have any sympathy for these guys who are effectively 'imprisoned' after they have served their sentences. The more rehabilitation they get the better, and the facility is by far the safest place to keep these people. For the prisoners and children.

The ones who accept the treatment are the ones who deserve to get released, although its understandable that society is unable to forgive their crimes once they are back out.

Although I'd hope that they get similar psychological treatment in prison. (As well as a fucking good beating).
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: boboisared on April 21, 2009, 05:49:37 PM
Back on topic, recently i have been watching battlestar galactica, terminator the scc and as ever south park.  The new series of south park has been a little disapointing if you ask me
Do you like fishsticks?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgow sheep on April 21, 2009, 05:58:49 PM
Only things worth watching on TV at the moment are Charlie Brooker's Newswipe, Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, 24 and occasionally Shameless (better than recent series but still not a patch on the first couple).

Also rated the documentary series Hospital on Channel 4.  Brilliantly illustrates the pressures on the NHS created by "patient choice" and the "me, now" generation.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: tlg1903 on April 21, 2009, 06:00:51 PM
Do you like fishsticks?

do they feel good in your mouth?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on April 21, 2009, 06:03:55 PM
Also rated the documentary series Hospital on Channel 4.  Brilliantly illustrates the pressures on the NHS created by "patient choice" and the "me, now" generation.


Was excellent.

The Theroux documentary was very unnerving, every single one of those fuckers will probably re-offend or try to.

Agree on Shameless, has improved a lot.

5 Minutes Of Heaven with James Nesbitt and Liam Neeson was excellent.

Anyone seen Ashes To Ashes?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on April 21, 2009, 08:00:04 PM
Theroux's stuff is generally brilliant but I thought the other night he was going a bit easy on them, and in fairness to him he did kind of say that towards the end of the programme.  Must be tough though, horrible subject matter, horrible cunts you have to interview and you have to keep your cool and also not piss them off to the point that no one wants to be interviewed. 

I did however like it when Louis was interviewing the guy who refused the therapy, and he was banging on about how he was no longer a paedophile as he didn't have those feelings anymore etc and Theroux told him he didn't believe him.  Quite right, that guy made my skin crawl, hideous individual.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: hebrew on April 21, 2009, 08:36:38 PM
Louis Theroux rocks  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on April 21, 2009, 09:07:00 PM
Just watched the Inbetweeners from last week. I'd forgotten how funny the first series was. :thumbsup:

Peep show is due for a 6th series this summer so looking forward to that too, one of my favourite comedys on TV.

Also watching Oil Riggers (Wednesdays Ch5), which is along the same lines as Deadliest Catch/Ice Road truckers. It follows three competing drill crews in West Texas - unbelievable some of the stuff they get away with!

Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Mackie's ace! on April 21, 2009, 09:09:02 PM
I'm watching Trawlers, Rigs and Rescues: North Sea on Virgin 1. Interesting, not just focused on Scottish North Sea though.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on April 21, 2009, 09:14:28 PM
I'm watching Trawlers, Rigs and Rescues: North Sea on Virgin 1. Interesting, not just focused on Scottish North Sea though.

I'm sure the lad who was on that last week with the RNLI went to my school.

Surprised he had a girlfriend though.  :-\
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Mackie's ace! on April 21, 2009, 09:17:16 PM
I'm sure the lad who was on that last week with the RNLI went to my school.

Surprised he had a girlfriend though.  :-\

I missed last week's, I think I ran out of space on my Sky+. Is that the guy who moved down to Englandshire to go full time?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on April 21, 2009, 09:23:50 PM
Yeah, thats the one. I think he transferred south from Montrose RNLI.

Always knew he'd be a sailor.  ;)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: tlg1903 on April 22, 2009, 01:52:47 AM
Theroux's stuff is generally brilliant but I thought the other night he was going a bit easy on them, and in fairness to him he did kind of say that towards the end of the programme.  Must be tough though, horrible subject matter, horrible cunts you have to interview and you have to keep your cool and also not piss them off to the point that no one wants to be interviewed. 

I did however like it when Louis was interviewing the guy who refused the therapy, and he was banging on about how he was no longer a paedophile as he didn't have those feelings anymore etc and Theroux told him he didn't believe him.  Quite right, that guy made my skin crawl, hideous individual.

That guy was really horrible, reminded me of the cartman joins nambla episode of south park.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Andrew on April 23, 2009, 11:37:45 PM
David Starkey - what a cunt.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: boboisared on April 24, 2009, 05:10:54 PM
That guy was really horrible, reminded me of the cartman joins nambla episode of south park.
North American Marlon Brando Lookalike Association?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: octavion on April 26, 2009, 12:38:20 PM
pingu with the bairn  :-[
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgowdon on April 26, 2009, 12:47:42 PM
Was excellent.

The Theroux documentary was very unnerving, every single one of those fuckers will probably re-offend or try to.

Agree on Shameless, has improved a lot.

5 Minutes Of Heaven with James Nesbitt and Liam Neeson was excellent.

Anyone seen Ashes To Ashes?

Watched the first one last week.

I have a wee suspicion we'll be seeing Tyler over the coming weeks.

;)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on May 01, 2009, 11:57:27 AM
Anyone see The Inbetweeners yesterday?

"Alopecia of the ball bag"

 :lolabove:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgowdon on May 01, 2009, 12:01:19 PM
Just watched the final episode of The Shield yesterday.

Fucking. Hell.

 :o
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: swaddon on May 02, 2009, 07:49:58 PM
Anyone see The Inbetweeners yesterday?

"Alopecia of the ball bag"

 :lolabove:

I saw that for the first time when it was on this week, and I thought it was great.

"He did that looking at me!"  ;D
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BigAl on May 02, 2009, 08:05:57 PM
Just watched the final episode of The Shield yesterday.

Fucking. Hell.

 :o

Keep it to yourself GD.
Only on series four just now
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on May 02, 2009, 08:46:56 PM
I've been watching Real Madrid being annihilated tonight.
I hope the cunt that stole my wallet is a Real Madrid fan!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: boboisared on May 02, 2009, 08:47:45 PM
I've been watching Real Madrid being annihilated tonight.
I hope the cunt that stole my wallet is a Real Madrid fan!
At the end of the day he's still the one drowning his sorrows with your drinknig money. The next ones on you  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: minijc on May 02, 2009, 09:15:52 PM
At the end of the day he's still the one drowning his sorrows with your drinknig money. The next ones on you  :thumbsup:
:lolabove:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on May 02, 2009, 09:24:16 PM
I've been watching Real Madrid being annihilated tonight.
I hope the cunt that stole my wallet is a Real Madrid fan!

A. I think you should have grown a set and leathered the cunt that stole it.

B. I think you should get over it.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: hebrew on May 02, 2009, 09:33:09 PM
I've just watched Britain's Got Talent with my youngest daughter :o

I'm now watching Britain's Got More Talent  :o

I am losing the will to live.....................
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on May 02, 2009, 09:34:48 PM
I've just watched Britain's Got Talent with my youngest daughter :o

I'm now watching Britain's Got More Talent  :o

I am losing the will to live.....................

You're dead inside, aren't you?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: hebrew on May 02, 2009, 10:27:37 PM
You're dead inside, aren't you?


Aaargh I went on the phone to my pal for 45 minutes and when I come back it's still on cause she paused it so I wouldn't miss one single moment of it  ;D
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on May 02, 2009, 10:32:08 PM

Aaargh I went on the phone to my pal for 45 minutes and when I come back it's still on cause she paused it so I wouldn't miss one single moment of it  ;D


Hahaha! Get it up ye!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: hebrew on May 02, 2009, 10:43:42 PM

Hahaha! Get it up ye!

I hate the power of BT Vision  >:D

Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on May 02, 2009, 10:45:00 PM
I hate the power of BT Vision  >:D



What I hate most, is the fact that they never seem to complete those fucking adverts! I mean, how many times can they rinse the whole "will they or won't they" get back together?!?!  :hammer:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgowdon on May 03, 2009, 12:07:09 PM
Keep it to yourself GD.
Only on series four just now

Not a problem, you loving it?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: boboisared on May 03, 2009, 12:24:14 PM
What I hate most, is the fact that they never seem to complete those fucking adverts! I mean, how many times can they rinse the whole "will they or won't they" get back together?!?!  :hammer:
That's pissing me off too.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: swaddon on May 03, 2009, 07:39:14 PM
They're like the Gold Blend couple for the new generation.

Maybe one of them will be killed, and the other will have to use their BT phone, with free evening and weekend calls, to call all their relatives to give them the bad news.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: boboisared on May 04, 2009, 06:45:38 PM
They're like the Gold Blend couple for the new generation.

Maybe one of them will be killed, and the other will have to use their BT phone, with free evening and weekend calls, to call all their relatives to give them the bad news.
HAHAHAHA
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on May 04, 2009, 06:48:27 PM
They're like the Gold Blend couple for the new generation.

Maybe one of them will be killed, and the other will have to use their BT phone, with free evening and weekend calls, to call all their relatives to give them the bad news.

I've just seen the latest one. They are having a baby now.

I wonder who the dad is?  ;)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on May 04, 2009, 06:59:56 PM
I've just seen the latest one. They are having a baby now.

I wonder who the dad is?  ;)

Wtf! when did I miss the big reunion?!? Cos they've been apart for ages. Last one I saw, he was having a nightmare that he didn't have a broadband connection, then woke up with BT.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: boboisared on May 04, 2009, 07:05:47 PM
Wtf! when did I miss the big reunion?!? Cos they've been apart for ages. Last one I saw, he was having a nightmare that he didn't have a broadband connection, then woke up with BT.
Same! Gripping stuff.

Am I the only one who enjoys the Muller adverts?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on May 04, 2009, 07:15:27 PM
Same! Gripping stuff.

Am I the only one who enjoys the Muller adverts?

Yes.  :thumbsup:

I've got a thing for the BT woman. I personally think she should have binned that prick ages ago, mostly because he was in "My Family", which was hellish.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on May 04, 2009, 07:22:53 PM
Fuck, I hope I've got this right. I can't remember what I was watching at the time when it came on and I haven't seen it since.

I just remember thinking, 'you bastard!'  ;)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on May 04, 2009, 08:02:13 PM
Fuck, I hope I've got this right. I can't remember what I was watching at the time when it came on and I haven't seen it since.

I just remember thinking, 'you bastard!'  ;)

See, they've done this before though. I remember over the summer I saw one where he was talking to her on the phone, something about BT mobile or something like that, and never seen it since, and no-one I know has seen it!  :-\
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BigAl on May 04, 2009, 08:14:42 PM
Not a problem, you loving it?

Really enjoyed the first couple of series, in my opinion series four is my least favourite so far, but expect it to pick up again
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: boboisared on May 04, 2009, 09:35:20 PM
See, they've done this before though. I remember over the summer I saw one where he was talking to her on the phone, something about BT mobile or something like that, and never seen it since, and no-one I know has seen it!  :-\
Is that the one where he was talking about leaving for his dream job and then his phone cut off?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on May 04, 2009, 09:53:57 PM
Is that the one where he was talking about leaving for his dream job and then his phone cut off?

Supposedly there was one that was only shown a couple of times cos he was at a party and a girl gave him her number. He then used a BT Landline (after 6pm to utilise free evening and weekend calls) to instigate a potential affair... and predictably people complained about that and it got scrubbed.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: boboisared on May 04, 2009, 10:02:40 PM
Supposedly there was one that was only shown a couple of times cos he was at a party and a girl gave him her number. He then used a BT Landline (after 6pm to utilise free evening and weekend calls) to instigate a potential affair... and predictably people complained about that and it got scrubbed.
Aye is that for real Bobby?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on May 04, 2009, 10:05:47 PM
yeah, totally. The guy was going to use BT to help him cheat on my chick. So i phoned up and threatened him complained about it and it got taken off air.

Seriously, I never actually saw this episode but I read something in the paper about it.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on May 04, 2009, 10:06:46 PM
Supposedly there was one that was only shown a couple of times cos he was at a party and a girl gave him her number. He then used a BT Landline (after 6pm to utilise free evening and weekend calls) to instigate a potential affair... and predictably people complained about that and it got scrubbed.

I think that was the one! Well, it must be because i've not seen it since and my mates thought I was lying! So i'll claim it as that  ;D
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on May 05, 2009, 06:00:46 PM
From thedailymash:


Quote
GOVERNMENT'S 'BANNED LIST' MAKES EVERYTHING ALL BETTER

THE government's decision to ban some foreign people with unpleasant views has made everyone incredibly nice, it was confirmed today.Within minutes of the Home Office announcement, racists, violent extremists and homophobes agreed to put down their placards and stop being so ruddy unpleasant all the time.

The Reverend Fred Phelps, the US psychopath who thinks all soldiers are gay witches, said: "The British government makes an excellent point. I will stop thinking these thoughts immediately."

He added: "Would you like to touch me on the bottom?"

And militant Islamic fruitcake, Safwat Hijazi, said: "Did I really say the infidels should be beheaded and that we should paint our mosques with their blood? That doesn't sound like me - I must have been drunk.

"Anyway, who's up for a double bill of Jesus Christ Superstar and Fiddler on the Roof?"

The government acted after a handful of British tourists were infected with horrid, nasty thoughts on the plane home from Acapulco.

Julian Cook, from Bristol, said: "About half way through the flight I turned to my wife and said, 'I don't want to go back to Britain, it's full of black people and homosexuals'. And she said felt exactly the same way."

The government has today sent a leaflet to every home in the country advising what to do if you find yourself being a bigot, including wiping down hard surfaces with Dettol and spending a long weekend in the Lake District with an Asian lesbian.

Meanwhile people across Britain are demanding that any 'banned list' must include the pathetic couple from the BT adverts.

Tom Logan, from Hatfield, said: "I thought we'd got rid of them, but they're back and if we do not do something now it will be fucking weddings and fucking babies and it will go on and on and on."
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgowdon on May 05, 2009, 07:50:22 PM
Really enjoyed the first couple of series, in my opinion series four is my least favourite so far, but expect it to pick up again

Spot on.

I reckon you'd like The Wire.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on May 05, 2009, 10:18:15 PM
Spot on.

I reckon you'd like The Wire.

I'm on the fourth season. The third was absolutely awesome!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on May 05, 2009, 10:26:21 PM
I'm on the fourth season. The third was absolutely awesome!  :thumbsup:

Which ones on BBC2 just now? Not really liking the one on just now but the one before was excellent.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on May 05, 2009, 10:30:30 PM
Which ones on BBC2 just now? Not really liking the one on just now but the one before was excellent.

Season 2, its a bit slow that series, but gathers pace quite nicely.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on May 05, 2009, 10:39:31 PM
Season 2, its a bit slow that series, but gathers pace quite nicely.  :thumbsup:

I thought 2 was far quicker and far better than series one.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on May 05, 2009, 10:45:49 PM
I thought 2 was far quicker and far better than series one.

It was, but I thought it took couple of episodes to get going. I've loved every series so far. Apparently series 3 was the best. I certainly agree, though obviously I hope the next couple will still be good.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on May 05, 2009, 10:55:24 PM
It was, but I thought it took couple of episodes to get going. I've loved every series so far. Apparently series 3 was the best. I certainly agree, though obviously I hope the next couple will still be good.

I've only got a couple of 2 to watch then i'll be on 3.  But, I have to squash any claims that The Wire is better than the Sopranos.  It isn't.  The only thing that you could say links the two is that they both have start and end credits....
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Mackie's ace! on May 09, 2009, 01:43:16 PM
I've just seen the latest one. They are having a baby now.

I wonder who the dad is?  ;)

Is that the one where you don't hear what they are phoning their friends and family about but can tell it's good news? I just saw that one now. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: dave_min on May 09, 2009, 01:57:21 PM
Is that the one where you don't hear what they are phoning their friends and family about but can tell it's good news? I just saw that one now. :thumbsup:

Yeah, I seen that the other day and wondered. They must be getting back together before having a kid?

And, anyway, wouldn't this be the guys first kid? I'm sure the other kids are only step-kids to him?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Harcus on May 09, 2009, 02:35:12 PM


And, anyway, wouldn't this be the guys first kid? I'm sure the other kids are only step-kids to him?


You're right, the fucking paedo.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: RDU_64 on May 09, 2009, 04:00:51 PM
Trawlermen here there and everywhere!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on May 09, 2009, 05:01:36 PM
Is that the one where you don't hear what they are phoning their friends and family about but can tell it's good news? I just saw that one now. :thumbsup:

Yep, thats the one. I'm glad someone else has seen it as I was beginning to think that I had just imagined/dreamt it!  :P
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Mackie's ace! on May 09, 2009, 07:58:06 PM
Yep, thats the one. I'm glad someone else has seen it as I was beginning to think that I had just imagined/dreamt it!  :P

I must have missed the bit where it indicated they were having a baby then.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on May 10, 2009, 02:22:19 PM
Ah, ok I just got the impression that was what the news was about. I hadn't realised they had previously split.

Still, its coming. What with her background and all... ;)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Mackie's ace! on May 10, 2009, 05:31:29 PM
I thought maybe they were engaged?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on May 10, 2009, 05:37:57 PM
I thought maybe they were engaged?

LOL!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on May 10, 2009, 05:44:51 PM
I thought maybe they were engaged?

Could be. I must have got the wrong message from the advert. No doubt we'll get the answer in the next one if she has a ring on her finger.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on May 10, 2009, 06:16:22 PM
Or if she's getting pumped up the arse at a black mass.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on May 15, 2009, 10:40:17 PM
Rolf Harris hosting Have I Got News For You was great!  ;D
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on May 15, 2009, 10:42:36 PM
Rolf Harris hosting Have I Got News For You was great!  ;D

That little sing song at the end was class! :D
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on May 18, 2009, 07:32:59 PM
I hate Rolf Harris.

I've started watching the new series 'Lie to Me' on Sky 1 with Tim Roth, so far so good.  :thumbsup:

Oh, and Lost season finale last night. What a crock of shit! I've invested too much time in it to give up now though...  >:(
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Harcus on May 22, 2009, 09:06:01 PM
New series is shite, you're missing nothing.

Have been watching series 6 of Shameless on youtube, thought it was pretty good. Just finished watching episode 15 where Debbie (or a body double) finally gets her tits out, delighted. Liked the parallel with Fiona from series one as well.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on May 22, 2009, 09:23:30 PM
I'll be watching this:

Tourettes - John Is Not Mad, New Episode
next thursday at 9 on bbc 1


in the clip he punched a woman in the face while in the supermarket
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on May 22, 2009, 10:37:37 PM
"Pulling" special on BBC3 just now.

Sharon Horgan is mega.

Thanks.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on May 22, 2009, 10:38:53 PM
When Bobby G met Irvine Welsh on BBC2.  Wasn't too bad, nothing starting, but good to see them both sober enough to string some sentences together.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgow sheep on May 22, 2009, 11:46:06 PM
Have been watching series 6 of Shameless on youtube, thought it was pretty good. Just finished watching episode 15 where Debbie (or a body double) finally gets her tits out, delighted. Liked the parallel with Fiona from series one as well.
Yeah I thought is was a massive improvement on recent series, and although not as good as the first two was still very good, one of the few things I've bothered to make a point of watching
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: RDU_64 on May 23, 2009, 10:10:30 AM
Thought the first couple of episodes were good and then it kind of went downhill in the middle. The episode with Stella talking to Frank and Monica was particularly terrible. Kind of lost interest but by all accounts, it seemed to pick up again.

Will have to watch it again on 4oD.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Harcus on May 23, 2009, 03:12:16 PM
Oh yeah, that one was particularly awful. I think it's improved since Monica left again. Wonder if 'Lip' will come back to look after his bairn.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: dave_min on May 25, 2009, 07:35:07 PM
Airplane is on Film4 right now  :thumbsup:

Up there with the funniest films ever
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on May 25, 2009, 07:52:11 PM
"Pulling" special on BBC3 just now.

Sharon Horgan is mega.

Thanks.

Absolutely concur on both counts. Paul Kaye puts in a good performance in Pulling too.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on May 25, 2009, 09:58:13 PM
Thursday 9pm BBC1. Tourettes: I swear I can't help it.

Revisting the documentary 'John's not Mad'.

I saw the clip earlier where he involuntarily hits his mum in the gub.  :rofl:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: hebrew on May 25, 2009, 10:38:53 PM
Thursday 9pm BBC1. Tourettes: I swear I can't help it.

Revisting the documentary 'John's not Mad'.

I saw the clip earlier where he involuntarily hits his mum in the gub.  :rofl:


That was hilarious  ;D
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: swaddon on May 26, 2009, 08:45:17 AM
Airplane is on Film4 right now  :thumbsup:

Up there with the funniest films ever

I saw that when it was on last week, brilliant film.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on May 26, 2009, 09:44:07 AM
I saw that when it was on last week, brilliant film.

Surely you can't be serious?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: dave_min on May 26, 2009, 12:14:15 PM
Surely you can't be serious?

I am, and don't call me surely!

It was a great night on Film4:

Airplane
Snakes on a Plane
Planes, Trains & Automobiles

"Guilty Pleasures Night" - happy days
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: octavion on May 26, 2009, 01:00:37 PM
thundercats in Greek ??  ;D
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on May 26, 2009, 01:52:29 PM
I am, and don't call me surely!

It was a great night on Film4:

Airplane
Snakes on a Plane
Planes, Trains & Automobiles

"Guilty Pleasures Night" - happy days

I watched that for the first time last night, hilarious stuff. Wouldn't watch the mother fucking thing in my mother fucking lifetime again though ;)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: boboisared on May 26, 2009, 05:02:09 PM
I watched that for the first time last night, hilarious stuff. Wouldn't watch the mother fucking thing in my mother fucking lifetime again though ;)
Did you cry at the part where the snake bites his cock?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on May 26, 2009, 05:51:09 PM
Did you cry at the part where the snake bites his cock?

Oh man, the first time was when those the boobs got bitten (very nice) then that was just excruciating. Even though you knew it was going to happen, it still didn't take the sympathy pain away!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Mentorred on May 26, 2009, 08:04:46 PM
Been watching 30 Rock and Weeds
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: swaddon on May 26, 2009, 10:11:10 PM
I am, and don't call me surely!

It was a great night on Film4:

Airplane
Snakes on a Plane
Planes, Trains & Automobiles

"Guilty Pleasures Night" - happy days

I recorded P, T & A, a classic film.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Makaveli on May 28, 2009, 09:48:53 PM
'Your dug's got tits' - has been the best quote thus far. 

Closely followed by 'I've got gay porn all over my house'.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Slim on May 28, 2009, 10:02:53 PM
Chopper dies his pubes ginger!

I'm a rapist!

I'm a chicken fucker!

 :lolabove:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on May 28, 2009, 10:12:13 PM
I was on the phone but I'm sure one of them shouted 'more gay rape'?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Slim on May 28, 2009, 11:47:18 PM
(http://www.b3ta.cr3ation.co.uk/data/gif/4717.john.gif)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on May 29, 2009, 12:00:58 AM
Sky +'d this earlier and just watching it now.

LOL at the group therapy session when the woman asks them to visualise themselves in a field.

"How long is the grass?" she asks,

"I'm up to my knees in fucking cow pat"

 :rofl:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mileenddon on May 29, 2009, 12:02:25 AM
i watched Jackass 2 earlier, the best bit is the bull seesaw thing,.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: chief_wiggum on May 29, 2009, 08:39:28 AM
I liked it when he went to pat his dog...

"Aawww ye giving me a paw, ye giving me A paw? That's nice

FUCK!
"

The bit when he commanded his dog in a cheery voice to cross the road into oncoming traffic was funny as feck.
One day I will find a partner.....I think it was chopper shouts ....ANOTHER GAY MAN!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: swaddon on June 04, 2009, 09:59:40 AM
For me the best bit was when the quine mentioned the possibility of getting a minder, and one of them shouted "ARTHUR DALEY"!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on June 04, 2009, 10:09:13 AM
For me the best bit was when the quine mentioned the possibility of getting a minder, and one of them shouted "ARTHUR DALEY"!

That was brilliant!!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on June 08, 2009, 09:49:54 PM
Ross Kemp on Pirates.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: He-Man on June 08, 2009, 11:29:44 PM
Is that gay porn?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: octavion on June 09, 2009, 11:28:09 AM
Watching Naruto with my wee boy he is home for lunch ?
Its in french and he is translating for me .

Last night watched Supernatural , probably my favourite just now, that and criminal minds
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Mackie's ace! on June 10, 2009, 04:38:37 PM
I thought maybe they were engaged?

Update on the BT couple! There's 3 different adverts on the radio now, I've heard them all this week. There's one where the guy (what's his name again?) phones his dad and says "Dad, you know how you always said to trust instinct..." and his dad butts in and says "not reason", then he continues saying "well, I've got some really good news". I think that sounds more likely that they're engaged rather than having a baby.

Thought I'd update you all as I'm sure you were thinking about it still... ;)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on June 10, 2009, 05:57:22 PM
Update on the BT couple! There's 3 different adverts on the radio now, I've heard them all this week. There's one where the guy (what's his name again?) phones his dad and says "Dad, you know how you always said to trust instinct..." and his dad butts in and says "not reason", then he continues saying "well, I've got some really good news". I think that sounds more likely that they're engaged rather than having a baby.

Thought I'd update you all as I'm sure you were thinking about it still... ;)

Inconclusive. I don't think that confirms it either way.  ;)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on June 10, 2009, 05:58:51 PM
I hear Hope Springs is a fantastic piece of Drama. Every Sunday at 8pm  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on June 10, 2009, 09:09:02 PM
just saw a trailer - looked pish. Will be watching CSI:Sunday on FiveUS instead... or porn

It's too high brow for you.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: hebrew on June 11, 2009, 12:17:49 AM
I just watched a rather strange progamme about folk who adopt monkeys  - they dress them up in baby clothes  ::)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Madbadteacher on June 11, 2009, 12:19:00 AM
i watched the 20/20 cricket!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on June 21, 2009, 10:20:12 PM
"James May on The Moon" was an excellent hours television!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on June 21, 2009, 10:22:42 PM
I watched Hope Springs again tonight, it was really gripping. I wonder what's going to happen next?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on June 21, 2009, 10:33:58 PM
"James May on The Moon" was an excellent hours television!

I watched that too, I thought it was great. :thumbsup:

New series of Top Gear tonight too, I couldn't believe that they revealed The Stig! Not sure whether to believe it or not, surely someone would have noticed him at the studios each week?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Andrew on June 21, 2009, 10:35:00 PM
I watched that too, I thought it was great. :thumbsup:

New series of Top Gear tonight too, I couldn't believe that they revealed The Stig! Not sure whether to believe it or not, surely someone would have noticed him at the studios each week?

They were joking I think. He's not really the stig.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: dave_min on June 22, 2009, 02:03:00 AM
I watched that too, I thought it was great. :thumbsup:

New series of Top Gear tonight too, I couldn't believe that they revealed The Stig! Not sure whether to believe it or not, surely someone would have noticed him at the studios each week?

Fuuuuccccckkk!!!

I missed it

:(

Think i'll head into Uni for the iPlayer next week sometime this week  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: hebrew on June 22, 2009, 10:41:19 AM
I watched Hope Springs again tonight, it was really gripping. I wonder what's going to happen next?

 >:D

You need to learn to let go of the remote control sometimes...........................
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: He-Man on June 22, 2009, 12:30:57 PM
>:D

You need to learn to let go of the remote control sometimes...........................

Is it not weird using the same forum as one of your kids?  They must say things sometimes that you don't want to know, as a parent I'd not like that.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: hebrew on June 22, 2009, 01:21:02 PM
Is it not weird using the same forum as one of your kids?  They must say things sometimes that you don't want to know, as a parent I'd not like that.


Padre is not my kid

He's my twin
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Sheep#1 on June 22, 2009, 01:57:59 PM
I saw that for the first time when it was on this week, and I thought it was great.

"He did that looking at me!"  ;D

I just started watching this recently too, bought the 2 series box-set after seeing the first episode on e4, absolutely brilliant!

BUS WANKERS!!!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on June 28, 2009, 09:17:43 PM
Hope Springs was on again tonight and I can only say one thing.

WOW.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on July 20, 2009, 08:06:34 PM
Anybody watching University Challenge?

Methinks the female team captain of UCL should be checked for a cock and balls.  :o
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on July 20, 2009, 08:19:46 PM
WOOLLEY?

He's a she-he, surely?

 :o
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on July 20, 2009, 08:21:33 PM
Hope Springs was AMAZING again on Sunday, great stuff. Final episode next week, I wonder if they'll manage to finally escape to Spain??? I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on July 20, 2009, 08:28:02 PM
It's got an Adam's Apple.  :-X
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on July 20, 2009, 08:50:03 PM
I've been downloading it illegally, sharing it and then deleting it without watching it.

Expand the audience, good work  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on July 26, 2009, 06:10:20 PM
Just filling out an application form for Total Wipeout  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Mackie's ace! on July 26, 2009, 06:34:39 PM
Just filling out an application form for Total Wipeout  :thumbsup:

I'd love to go on that! Did you see the big fatty on it last night, doing it for her kids? She didn't complete it!

Have you got a nickname/rap sorted yet for it?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on July 26, 2009, 06:39:39 PM
USA version is on Sky 109 right now. :thumbsup:

All you need is a headband and you're virtually guaranteed on the show...

It looks easy.... ;)
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Post by: Kowalski on July 26, 2009, 07:25:02 PM
I'd love to go on that! Did you see the big fatty on it last night, doing it for her kids? She didn't complete it!

Have you got a nickname/rap sorted yet for it?

Aye, she was a bit of waste of an entry but entertaining none the less.

No nickname yet!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: minijc on July 26, 2009, 07:28:45 PM
Watching the Dragons den, definatly going to go on this within the next 3 years.
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Post by: minijc on July 26, 2009, 07:35:28 PM
That'll be a good laugh.
Yeah just need to get my product out there first to see how it goes.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on July 26, 2009, 07:56:51 PM
The Hope Springs finale is in less than ten minutes. I'M SO FUCKING EXCITED!!!!!!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Edinburghdon on July 26, 2009, 07:59:49 PM
Yeah just need to get my product out there first to see how it goes.

I think you should definitely try out your pitch on here first!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: minijc on July 26, 2009, 08:17:38 PM
I think you should definitely try out your pitch on here first!
I'll wait for others opinions before I make my own, it's the way I work, you see.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on July 26, 2009, 08:32:09 PM
I'll wait for others opinions before I make my own, it's the way I work, you see.

I'm intrigued, I have to know....
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: hebrew on July 26, 2009, 09:51:26 PM
Watching the Dragons den, definatly going to go on this within the next 3 years.

Ooh I have an idea too for Dragon's Den we should share information  :thumbsup:

Come to think of it I do need a male model............................
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on July 27, 2009, 12:50:54 AM
I'll wait for others opinions before I make my own, it's the way I work, you see.

I have to know too.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on July 27, 2009, 03:30:34 PM
Incase anyone missed it - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hope-Springs-DVD-Alex-Kingston/dp/B002DGT11S/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1248704033&sr=8-5

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on August 16, 2009, 06:04:20 PM
Jessica Ennis  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: minijc on August 16, 2009, 06:14:20 PM
Jessica Ennis  :thumbsup:
Watched total wipe out last night which was good as ever, only caught the last 15 minutes, have you heard back since you applied kow?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on August 16, 2009, 07:01:15 PM
TV's been pretty shit since Hope Springs finished.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on August 16, 2009, 08:11:28 PM
Wife Swap.

Big Ron Atkinson and Tessa Sanderson.

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Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on August 16, 2009, 09:08:19 PM
Usain Bolt.  9.58 seconds.  Un-fucking-believable.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: hebrew on August 17, 2009, 10:01:51 AM
Usain Bolt.  9.58 seconds.  Un-fucking-believable.

Briliiant yeh  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: CtS on August 17, 2009, 10:43:39 AM
Usain Bolt.  9.58 seconds.  Un-fucking-believable.

Just watched it again, he only took 41 strides from start to finish.  :o


What a star.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Snapper on August 17, 2009, 11:07:56 AM
Incase anyone missed it - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hope-Springs-DVD-Alex-Kingston/dp/B002DGT11S/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1248704033&sr=8-5

 :thumbsup:

Is that your 5-star review at the bottom too?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on August 17, 2009, 08:53:27 PM
Saw this advert yesterday whilst watching the Spurs Liverpool game. Carlton worries me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qsLvBkNvHo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qsLvBkNvHo)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on August 17, 2009, 10:00:39 PM
Is that your 5-star review at the bottom too?

No, but I fully agree, the Scenery was fantastic and whoever picked those locations must be commended.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on August 18, 2009, 09:08:57 PM
Watchin virgin chefs on BBC3, new TV chef Gordon Jones teaching numpties is a Buckie loon.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on August 21, 2009, 09:08:21 AM
I will be watching season 4 of dexter pretty soon.

episode 1 is supposedly available as pre air torrent so hopefully it is the episode. :thumbsup:

There's a few torrents out there but apparently they're all pretty shitty quality. I'll wait for it to come on TV  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on August 21, 2009, 11:48:49 AM
Kwaliteeeee!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: scunnered999 on August 21, 2009, 11:57:22 AM
The Wire... it's fucking ace :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on August 30, 2009, 09:04:20 PM
Just settling in for an evening of The Office on BBC2!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on August 30, 2009, 09:11:03 PM
Just settling in for an evening of The Office on BBC2!  :thumbsup:

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Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on September 02, 2009, 10:44:40 PM
Mizer coming on itv 2 in a bit. :thumbsup:

:lolabove:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on September 14, 2009, 10:35:42 PM
Currently watching the Keith Floyd documentary on Channel 4.
When asked about today's celebrity chefs he said "They're all a bunch of cunts!".
 :lolabove:

A true legend, but sadly he looks like a good bet in the next celebrity death transfer window.  :-[
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Jarviescombover on September 14, 2009, 11:06:01 PM
Mad Men.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on September 15, 2009, 02:33:24 PM
Just heard on the radio that he has died of a heart attack.
Nobody had him in Celeb Deaths.

That is weird.  Possibly died of a heart attack watching his documentary last night.
Channel 4 have killed Keith Floyd?  :-\
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: TheChimp on September 15, 2009, 03:19:57 PM
To be honest, I thought Keith Floyd was dead already.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on September 15, 2009, 06:47:36 PM
Watched this on C4 last night.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efs2zdQp0RE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efs2zdQp0RE)

 :o
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on September 15, 2009, 06:57:13 PM
New series of Peep Show starting on Friday.

  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: dave_min on September 15, 2009, 07:14:19 PM
New series of Peep Show starting on Friday.

  :thumbsup:

Really?!

This is fantastic news!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgow sheep on September 15, 2009, 10:16:26 PM
Lost Land of the Volcano

Brilliant stuff. Some of the bugs, birds and assorted creatures are bizarre, stunning, and often both at the same time.
As for climbing through uncharted underground rivers that suddenly appear half way down a shear cliff face, no thanks.

Looks like next week they find a new, previously unknown mammal.

EDIT: Spoiler here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8210000/8210394.stm
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on September 15, 2009, 10:22:01 PM
Lost Land of the Volcano

Brilliant stuff. Some of the bugs, birds and assorted creatures are bizarre, stunning, and often both at the same time.
As for climbing through uncharted underground rivers that suddenly appear half way down a shear cliff face, no thanks.

Looks like next week they find a new, previously unknown mammal.

EDIT: Spoiler here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8210000/8210394.stm

Excellent stuff indeed, fascinating animals and stunning landscapes. Being out there with them would be my dream job, should have studied a bit harder at uni to have had a chance though.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgow sheep on September 15, 2009, 10:25:08 PM
Excellent stuff indeed, fascinating animals and stunning landscapes. Being out there with them would be my dream job, should have studied a bit harder at uni to have had a chance though.

Dunno if you saw the previous series, Lost Land of the Jaguar? The bug guy was brilliant, climbing into rotting logs to find as many horrible creepy crawlies and freaky insects as possible. They guy was literally teaming with them by the end.  Have to say his caterpillar/moth thing tonight was crazy, it looked like some kid had made it.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on September 15, 2009, 10:31:17 PM
Dunno if you saw the previous series, Lost Land of the Jaguar? The bug guy was brilliant, climbing into rotting logs to find as many horrible creepy crawlies and freaky insects as possible. They guy was literally teaming with them by the end.  Have to say his caterpillar/moth thing tonight was crazy, it looked like some kid had made it.

Yeah saw that, fucking stupid as anything could have been in that tree and could have nailed him. But its obvious he loves insects, I never used to have any interest but its my job now and I'm heading his way with getting overly excited at things they do.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Edinburghdon on September 15, 2009, 11:26:21 PM
Yeah saw that, fucking stupid as anything could have been in that tree and could have nailed him. But its obvious he loves insects, I never used to have any interest but its my job now and I'm heading his way with getting overly excited at things they do.

I think you can stop there mizer, we really dont need to know just how overly excited....
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on September 15, 2009, 11:32:48 PM
I think you can stop there mizer, we really dont need to know just how overly excited....

I thought you loved drunk insects?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Edinburghdon on September 15, 2009, 11:42:23 PM
I thought you loved drunk insects?

Drunk insects is indeed my favourite type of insects....
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on September 16, 2009, 08:13:01 PM
Watching fishermen on BBC1

Subtitles out in force for the Southerners  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on September 16, 2009, 09:14:42 PM
Watching fishermen on BBC1

Subtitles out in force for the Southerners  :thumbsup:

Brief synopsis please sir?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on September 16, 2009, 09:36:57 PM
Brief synopsis please sir?

Fars the haddick?

Fuck the cod ends open!

Praaaans, loads and load o praaaans!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on September 16, 2009, 09:59:20 PM
Fars the haddick?

Fuck the cod ends open!

Praaaans, loads and load o praaaans!

I shall check on iPlayer for this gem!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on September 16, 2009, 10:08:21 PM
I shall check on iPlayer for this gem!

Its worth it just for the boy saying eating chips&cheese with sausages as he is allergic to a very long list of foods and then includes pulses. The other guy in the galley is very confused to what pulses are.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Superstar Tradesman on September 16, 2009, 10:53:11 PM
So are life support machines.

Literally.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Superstar Tradesman on September 16, 2009, 11:23:13 PM
I was going to ask where you stood on keeping people alive by artificial means.

But we already know it's on the air supply hose.  ;)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on September 18, 2009, 11:45:52 PM
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Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Azteca1903 on September 19, 2009, 02:04:21 PM
New series of Peep Show starting on Friday.

  :thumbsup:

Just watched this on 4OD

Good to see it hasn't stopped getting any darker, "Don't look at the baby, it's too big. It's like the sun"  :lolabove:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Sharpie on September 19, 2009, 08:40:51 PM
(http://www.b3tards.com/u/fcdbe86746e68e7ac066/kinderevent.jpg)

Anybody else still stuck to the sofa?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on September 19, 2009, 08:48:59 PM
Anybody else still stuck to the sofa?

Big lunch?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Sharpie on September 19, 2009, 08:58:23 PM
Big lunch?

Was that a hunch?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: dave_min on September 20, 2009, 01:21:23 PM
New series of Peep Show starting on Friday.

  :thumbsup:

I've been trying to watch this on 4OD, but it keeps cutting out for the last 5 mins :-/
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on September 21, 2009, 10:03:09 PM
The ice man on channel 4. What a nutter!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: dave_min on September 25, 2009, 02:58:32 AM
Just seen the latest BT advert.

Things are looking up for them again, moving into a new house :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on September 25, 2009, 08:52:17 AM
Been a while since they've had one of them out. Anyone watch i think it was the money programme special? All about brown and the credit crunch. Quite a good watch surprisingly. Tho it was very much in favour of the pm.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: dave_min on September 25, 2009, 10:35:24 PM
New series of Peep Show is quality!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on September 25, 2009, 10:42:34 PM
I see there is another new series of heroes just started. They must just churn those fuckers out.

On US TV I assume?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: octavion on September 27, 2009, 11:15:58 AM
Just watched Jaws again with the kids - god that was a blast from the past
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on September 27, 2009, 03:57:50 PM
God channel just now is fucking funny
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: paulinho on September 27, 2009, 04:15:49 PM
@El Padre - I have just watched the Derren Brown shows after they were recommended to me.  I would like to go on record and say that I do not recommend watching them.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: minijc on September 27, 2009, 04:19:40 PM
Watching the F1 forum on red button, I quite like the set up, very modern and the interviews are good, Jake using his Iphone to read out emails, clever.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: minijc on September 27, 2009, 04:20:38 PM
You just can't stop with the personal digs Jay, it's a pity you have gotten to this petty level.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: minijc on September 27, 2009, 04:25:52 PM
Well the reason i thought it was clever was simpyl because msot have print of the emails sent in and then they read them out, instead he is cutting out that trouble and using his iphone.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: minijc on September 27, 2009, 06:52:56 PM
BBC 2, A farewell to Floyd
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on September 27, 2009, 07:14:50 PM
Will be watching Charlie Boorman's new 'By Any Means..' series at 9pm on BBC2 tonight.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on September 27, 2009, 07:44:12 PM
Will be watching Charlie Boorman's new 'By Any Means..' series at 9pm on BBC2 tonight.  :thumbsup:

What's that about?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on September 27, 2009, 07:54:47 PM
He travels from Sydney to Tokyo using as many forms of transport as possible...its usually quite entertaining and he's a funny guy.

Charlie Boorman travelled with Ewan MacGregor on Long Way Round etc.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Sharpie on September 27, 2009, 08:34:25 PM
Charlie Boorman is a cunt.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on September 27, 2009, 09:05:59 PM
BBC 2, A farewell to Floyd

 :thumbsup:
It was a decent tribute.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on September 29, 2009, 11:00:03 PM
Jeremy Paxman ripping Ed Milliband apart on Newsnight, ouch poor laddie.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on September 29, 2009, 11:14:17 PM
BBC 2, A farewell to Floyd

Watched that the other night as well. It was a very fitting tribute! Lots of laughs.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: tom_widdows on September 30, 2009, 12:17:32 AM
Charlie Brooker back with 'Gameswipe' on BBC4
A fantastic piece of television with a very fair representation of 50cent <cunt>
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on October 03, 2009, 11:57:56 AM
The Hairy Bakers, love these guys, absolutely hilarious.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: paulinho on October 03, 2009, 02:42:59 PM
@El Padre - There's a new series of Eastbound and Down that started on FX this week, the first episode was a barrel of laughs.  It has been produced by Will Ferrell.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on October 09, 2009, 08:37:08 AM
Micro Men last night on BBC4.
Brought back some memories!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Madbadteacher on October 09, 2009, 08:44:23 PM
Yes it did!

I had a friend who had a spectrum....at the time I was so jealous!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on October 12, 2009, 07:20:36 PM
Gonna be watching Life on BBC tonight, looks well good :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: dave_min on October 12, 2009, 07:43:35 PM
Can somebody tape Panorama for me tonight?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on October 12, 2009, 08:56:01 PM
Can somebody tape Panorama for me tonight?

BBC i player my friend ;) but I still maintain that O'Leary is a dick. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on October 12, 2009, 09:11:37 PM
BBC i player my friend ;) but I still maintain that O'Leary is a dick. :thumbsup:

He is a fucking cunt sock
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: dave_min on October 12, 2009, 09:24:02 PM
iPlayer? Im all about VHR here!

O'Leary is a genius - anyone who says otherwise is just a fool!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on October 12, 2009, 09:41:49 PM
Watching a bit about the music project in the Raploch estate in Stirling. One of the wee boys learning to play the fiddle is called Copland......so his dad will be a hun then. Anyone thought about calling their bairns Merkland or Pittodrie?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BrownyBrown on October 12, 2009, 09:57:14 PM
Watching a bit about the music project in the Raploch estate in Stirling. One of the wee boys learning to play the fiddle is called Copland......so his dad will be a hun then. Anyone thought about calling their bairns Merkland or Pittodrie?

Why would someone name their son after a shite Sylvester Stallone film?

I watched 'Life' on BBC 1 tonight too. Fantastic scenes, especially the flying fish! I didn't realise that they could travel up to 200m out of the water!

I liked the penguins too - saw a load of them at the zoo today they are fantastic creatures.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on October 12, 2009, 10:00:32 PM
Why would someone name their son after a shite Sylvester Stallone film?

I actually thought it was a half decent film.  Stallone was reasonably good in it.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: baggy89 on October 15, 2009, 12:42:20 AM
Anybody else watch the thing on BBC2 on Seve (the real one) with Peter Alliss.

The best bit was about the Green jackets.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on October 15, 2009, 08:08:04 PM
Anybody else watch the thing on BBC2 on Seve (the real one) with Peter Alliss.

The best bit was about the Green jackets.

Just watched it.  Thought it was excellent.
There will barely be a dry eye in the house if he tees up at St Andrews next year.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgow sheep on October 15, 2009, 10:34:39 PM
Series 7, Curb Your Enthusiasm, shamefully hidden away on More4 at 2255 tonight
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: sooth_stander on October 16, 2009, 08:49:52 AM
Can't really get into the latest Charlie Boorman series. Liked the two Long Way series he did with Ewen McGregor, and the Dublin to Sydney By any means was okay, but watched the first 2 episodes of this one and that's it for me, boring.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on October 16, 2009, 09:38:27 PM
Synth Britannia on BBC4!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on October 16, 2009, 09:59:46 PM
Strictly speaking not on TV, but I've been watching this tonight with a few beers... and it's tremendous stuff:

http://www.frontlinefootball.com/Video-Stories/world-cup-1986-film/
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgow sheep on October 24, 2009, 07:43:41 PM
The utterly cuntingly funny Thick of It returns for a 3rd series tonight on BBC 2 @ 2210. Don't miss it.

Quote
The brutal but utterly brilliant The Thick Of it is back.

Once again, the Prime Minister's Director of Communications, played by Peter Capaldi, is ready to fight fires caused by The Department of Social Affairs and Citizenship for eight brand new episodes. This time, after a reshuffle, the last one before the General Election he has a new Social Affairs Secretary to deal with, in the form of Nicola Murray, played by Rebecca Front. Nicola Murray will be in charge of regular cast members including Ollie, played by Chris Addison, James Smith who plays Glenn and Joanna Scanlan as the ineffectual Departmental Press Secretary, Terri. And, with the government at a low ebb, and an election looming, the opposition are also in Tucker's sights. The new stories welcome back Her Majesty's loyal opposition in the form of Peter Mannion, played by Roger Allam, as they try to steal the initiative from the government.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: hebrew on October 25, 2009, 01:14:55 PM
The utterly cuntingly funny Thick of It returns for a 3rd series tonight on BBC 2 @ 2210. Don't miss it.


It was brilliant last night  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Sonoftherock on October 25, 2009, 08:27:04 PM
The utterly cuntingly funny Thick of It returns for a 3rd series tonight on BBC 2 @ 2210. Don't miss it.


Heard a few people speaking about this.... what is it like?  Drop the dead donkey or something similar?

Watched the first 3 episodes of Eastbound & Down over the weekend.  Absolutely hilarious.... if you like Will Ferrell style, contrived, puerile humour that is!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: minijc on October 25, 2009, 08:41:40 PM
Last two fridays I have been watching King Of Queens, it is amazing, could watch it all day every day if I could.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Madbadteacher on October 25, 2009, 09:27:44 PM
For some reason just saw the opening credits of "The Man With The Golden Gun".......those song lyrics!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Azteca1903 on October 25, 2009, 09:47:39 PM
Heard a few people speaking about this.... what is it like?  Drop the dead donkey or something similar?

Only got into it fairly recently and now I'm hooked. If only for Capaldi's performance and the sheer weight of wall-to-fucking-wall swearing it's worth a watch.

The latest episode's a cracker too.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: amp on October 26, 2009, 03:11:32 PM
Been watching a lot of Family Guy, and having just got Sky TV, Comedy Central has regularly been on. King of Queens is very funny.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Andrew on October 30, 2009, 12:21:02 AM
Just watched the event: how racist are you? program. What a load of shite. The girl on it was saying how anyone who was white was racist. Fuck off ya bitch.

Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on October 30, 2009, 09:17:18 AM
Just watched the event: how racist are you? program. What a load of shite. The girl on it was saying how anyone who was white was racist. Fuck off ya bitch.



I watched that too Andrew and would say that the person with the biggest problem was the daft tart who was hosting it.  Although that other blonde boot was a total cunt with a brain the size of a pea, I'd imagine.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: baggy89 on October 30, 2009, 09:46:16 AM
Aye, I watched it too. The exercise was obviously designed for and aimed at Americans. I thought it was useful to show how quickly people would jump on a bandwagon :wave: . It also highlighted that although we (the British), in general, are not overtly racist there is certainly something underlying. BUT I would say this is true for most peoples the world over and does not only relate to race. The difficulty is, admitting it. For there to be no discrimination everyone would have to be treated exactly the same and that doesn't happen even from the most open minded of us. 

Agree with BB the wifie hosting it was a pain in the hoop, but I suppose if she's been going round Yankland with her exercise for the last 40 years she would have developed this overtly aggressive behaviour and arrogance to counter the bigotry she must come across on a daily basis.

As for the other Blonde wifie that BB mentioned :rolleyes:
"One of the dark skinned girls I teach fell and skinned her face, was I shocked to see it was pink underneath? Well yes I was, but only because I'd never thought about it."
What colour did you think a Black persons blood and therefore flesh was? Green??

Seemed like it was the wifie in her 60's was the only one that actually "got it"
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Sharpie on October 30, 2009, 10:34:45 AM
I thought she was brilliant. I don't know what the people involved were told before the exercise but they certainly were not being open minded about it. Good on her for having the dogged determination for so many years to continue to try and get through to so many people in the face of adversity.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on October 30, 2009, 10:59:46 AM
My problem with her Sharpie was that she refused to accept that a white person simply was not racist.  That's a crock of shit, frankly.  I agree that the way it was set up would effect those who have racist tendencies, but if you don't...?  Some people don't need to be told or shown how horrific racism can be ye know?  Her one stance on it was that "you can change your weight, your hair etc but you can't change your skin colour so you don't - and never will know - what it's like".  that is probably right, but banging on about that makes it a pretty futile exercise, does it not?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Sharpie on October 30, 2009, 11:07:18 AM
I don't think so if she manages to get even one or two people in each exercise to look at the way they view things in a different light. Her style is very aggresive and she is not out to win friends, not in the slightest and I liked that.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on October 30, 2009, 11:20:42 AM
suppose that's true, but i think there has to be an acceptance that at times she's preaching to the choir.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on October 31, 2009, 01:12:35 PM
James May's Toy Stories about Airfix was a superb hour of TV.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on November 10, 2009, 09:33:36 PM
The Thick Of It.

Awesome television and superb performances especially Peter Capaldi.

Just awesome.

Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on November 10, 2009, 10:12:03 PM
The Thick Of It.

Awesome television and superb performances especially Peter Capaldi.

Just awesome.



Probably the best thing on TV at the moment.  Brilliantly written, and Capaldi is a legend!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on November 10, 2009, 10:28:40 PM
The Thick Of It.

Awesome television and superb performances especially Peter Capaldi.

Just awesome.



Missed the last two episodes and just watching them on i-player, laughing my arse off.

Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Makaveli on November 19, 2009, 09:10:45 PM
Confessions of a traffic warden - CH 4.

People can be so rude.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on November 19, 2009, 10:08:12 PM
James May's Toy Stories about Airfix was a superb hour of TV.

You see the Scalectrix one the other day? How amazing was that! I would love to have had the chance to have a go on that!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on November 19, 2009, 10:12:32 PM
You see the Scalectrix one the other day? How amazing was that! I would love to have had the chance to have a go on that!

I did, I thought it was excellent stuff!  :thumbsup:
And more overtaking than your average F1 race!  ;D
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgow sheep on November 19, 2009, 10:12:53 PM
You see the Scalectrix one the other day? How amazing was that! I would love to have had the chance to have a go on that!
aye that was brilliant
 
This week I have been mostly watching:
The Thick Of It
Spooks
Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain
History of Scotland
How Long Is A Piece of String
Top Gear
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: bilbobaggins on November 20, 2009, 07:00:45 AM
Without going through the whole trhead has anyone followed True Blood?

Absolutely fucking mental, total nonsense but I've really enjoyed it.

Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Cowie on November 20, 2009, 11:53:19 AM
aye that was brilliant
 
This week I have been mostly watching:
The Thick Of It
Spooks
Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain
History of Scotland
How Long Is A Piece of String
Top Gear

Great program
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: maverick sheep on November 20, 2009, 12:47:44 PM
on the peter capaldi theme. i'm not an art buff but i liked a portrait of scotland the other night. just not been watching thick of it at all though because i liked it originally when the paedo was in it but all that bizz put me off and i've never got back into it.

curb your enthusiasm was class last night. 'you splashed on jesus?!'
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on November 20, 2009, 06:02:21 PM
on the peter capaldi theme. i'm not an art buff but i liked a portrait of scotland the other night. just not been watching thick of it at all though because i liked it originally when the paedo was in it but all that bizz put me off and i've never got back into it.

curb your enthusiasm was class last night. 'you splashed on jesus?!'

Give it another chance, you really won't regret it Maverick.

Watched all of that GS, excellent stuff. I won't even make an attempt to pretend I had the faintest clue wtf the quantum geezers were on about!!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on November 20, 2009, 07:49:16 PM
Spent my friday afternoon watching the thick of it on iplayer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrYcAPg6vms (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrYcAPg6vms)

 :rofl:

Always worth a wee watch of Malcolm Tucker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LugJd6uGJqI&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LugJd6uGJqI&feature=related)

Quote
Leaky fuckin minge box
  :clap:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on November 20, 2009, 07:55:33 PM
Spent my friday afternoon watching the thick of it on iplayer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrYcAPg6vms (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrYcAPg6vms)

 :rofl:

Always worth a wee watch of Malcolm Tucker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LugJd6uGJqI&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LugJd6uGJqI&feature=related)
  :clap:

EDIT: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?id=100000497865465&ref=nf

You should add "him" as a friend on Facebook, its hilarious.  He comments on your status updates, and swears like fuck in his own updates.  Very amusing.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on November 20, 2009, 08:53:15 PM
Without going through the whole trhead has anyone followed True Blood?

Absolutely fucking mental, total nonsense but I've really enjoyed it.

Surprisingly good programme, very twin peaks-esque  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on November 21, 2009, 12:14:45 AM
Facebook is for poofs.

Your wife is on Facebook. The poof.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on November 21, 2009, 12:28:10 AM
Whats wrong with poofs?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Makaveli on November 23, 2009, 08:38:23 PM
Panorama BBC1 just now - never heard of the joint enterprise before. 

Mental that you can get done for being bystander!!!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: minijc on November 23, 2009, 09:07:45 PM
Watching life on bbc1 right now.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on November 23, 2009, 09:20:49 PM
Watching life on bbc1 right now.

The stoat v rabbit kill was cool!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: minijc on November 23, 2009, 09:20:28 PM
The stoat v rabbit kill was cool!
It's amazing, the last couple of weeks have bored me abit, still interesting but tonight if my favourite kind of Animals, these Dolphins the now are squality, also the bit near the start the fox chasing some young bairn of an animal that was also cool.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Stewart on November 24, 2009, 03:43:13 PM
Watched the season finale of Curb Your Enthusiasm last night.

It seems to get better every year, though having said that it might have something to do with the cast of Seinfeld being on it.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on November 25, 2009, 10:19:32 PM
A terrible edition of Never Mind The Buzzcocks.  :-\
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: maverick sheep on November 25, 2009, 10:41:32 PM
albi the racist dragon on flight of the conchords. sad they're not making any more.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Harcus on November 25, 2009, 10:44:23 PM
A terrible edition of Never Mind The Buzzcocks.  :-\

Yeah that was fucking awful. Walliams was fucking pitiful.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on December 09, 2009, 04:32:07 PM
Anyone else think the presenters on Awtan TV  are hot?

(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/46841000/jpg/_46841619_niqabladies.jpg)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on December 09, 2009, 08:37:15 PM
Yeah that was fucking awful. Walliams was fucking pitiful.

I've only seen one or two of the new series and it just didn't seem as good without Simon Amstell.

I think Spooks has been great this series! I can't wait for the next episode.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: maverick sheep on December 14, 2009, 06:12:06 PM
Watching the frankie boyle buzzcocks the now and loving the fact that carol vordeman looks more like linda leigh with every passing day!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: minijc on December 14, 2009, 07:24:32 PM
Some of the "Jokes" on that ep were quite awesome.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on December 25, 2009, 10:06:50 PM
Royle Family was pretty disappointing.
They should have called it a day when they killed Nana off.  A lot of the great banter disappeared.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: octavion on December 26, 2009, 12:21:11 AM
BEEN WATCHING THE POPE GETTING BODY SLAMMED BY THE WIFY
HE WENT DOWN AS IF HACKSAW JIM DUGAN HAD CLOSED LINED HIM  ;D

WHAT A WIMP !
IF I WAS GOD I WOULDNT HAVE HIM IN MY TAGG TEAM
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on December 26, 2009, 09:33:17 AM
Yeah kow royle family was disappointing and i was quite disappointed ralph little was in it for a brief cameo. Gavin and stacey was pretty good.
I saw it was the same wifey that took the pope down as the failed attempt last year.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on December 31, 2009, 03:30:58 PM
The Sting has just started on ITV4.  One of my favourite films of all time.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on January 09, 2010, 09:01:17 PM
Im watching 'by the people the election of Barack Obama' a very interesting insight into his election.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on January 13, 2010, 10:05:19 PM
KKK Docu on FX just now. looks like it might be pretty good.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on January 18, 2010, 08:52:00 PM
Panorama in BBC1 going round the housing in Jerusalem. Jews making themselves look like cunts, oh shit I'm being anti-semitic and so are the BBC.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on January 18, 2010, 09:11:17 PM
Panorama in BBC1 going round the housing in Jerusalem. Jews making themselves look like cunts, oh shit I'm being anti-semitic and so are the BBC.

This really fucked me off. I don't know (well I do) but I can't believe the world sits back and lets those cunts get away with invading another country. International law is so weak towards them its ridiculous. I mean, how the fuck did that guy get away with shooting that Palestinian despite being caught on camara??? There is ethnic cleansing occuring and yet the West in particular does nothing. Its farce. I hope Jews in the occupied territories get their comeuppance.  :finger: :hammer:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgow sheep on January 18, 2010, 09:21:43 PM
Over Christmas I discovered Wallander.  Excellent, dark Swedish cop drama.  Only seen one of the original Swedish series but I'm told it is even better than the BBC version.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Ptayles on January 20, 2010, 11:58:00 PM
Anyone else watched that Gordon ramsey thing on channel 4?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on January 21, 2010, 11:08:36 PM
Watching question time, does anyone else just want to kick the fucking shit out of Richard Madeley?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Madbadteacher on January 22, 2010, 05:38:04 AM
In general, or just because of QT?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on January 22, 2010, 08:46:46 AM
In general, or just because of QT?

A bit of both. I think he may be a physical manifestation of the Daily Mail.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgow sheep on January 22, 2010, 09:14:18 AM
A bit of both. I think he may be a physical manifestation of the Daily Mail.
Liked the Lib Dem lass. Only one that had something sensible to say that wasn't jumping on the usual bandwagons.  Shame the rest of her party aren't of such quality.  The non-political guests were horrific. Madely is a prick and Andrew Roberts is repulsive.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on January 22, 2010, 09:24:19 AM
Liked the Lib Dem lass. Only one that had something sensible to say that wasn't jumping on the usual bandwagons.  Shame the rest of her party aren't of such quality.  The non-political guests were horrific. Madely is a prick and Andrew Roberts is repulsive.

Vince Cable is great, and Charles Kennedy is still excellent and really should still be the leader.

As for Madeley.  He's a prick, but I don't disagree with what he said about protecting your family/home from burglars/intruders.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgow sheep on January 22, 2010, 10:51:29 AM
Vince Cable is great, and Charles Kennedy is still excellent and really should still be the leader.

As for Madeley.  He's a prick, but I don't disagree with what he said about protecting your family/home from burglars/intruders.

There is protecting your home and then there is chasing a guy down the street and battering him till he has brain damage.  That whole discussion was about semantics (I mean what the fuck is the difference between "reasonable force" and "disproportionate force") and posturing by the tories on the panel.  They guy was correctly found guilty but perhaps didn't warrent 9yrs in prison.  The appeal court did not acquit him but felt that his sentance was too long.


Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on January 22, 2010, 01:37:50 PM
There is protecting your home and then there is chasing a guy down the street and battering him till he has brain damage.  That whole discussion was about semantics (I mean what the fuck is the difference between "reasonable force" and "disproportionate force") and posturing by the tories on the panel.  They guy was correctly found guilty but perhaps didn't warrent 9yrs in prison.  The appeal court did not acquit him but felt that his sentance was too long.

Most people would go mental if there were family were tied up by intruders whilst fearing the worst.  I'd have wanted to have kicked fuck out of the cunt too.

Mind you, did Madeley not once try and sneak a crate of wine out of Tesco?  So a bit rich there.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: rocket debris on January 22, 2010, 01:54:48 PM
Madeley was disgusting. It was as if he has political aspirations of his own. That's one wife not even I would shag.

The wifie going on about not being able to kick fuck out of a burglaregar was talking bollocks. When it comes to matters of assault, females should be excluded from the debate neither being capable of the act and also having cyclical bleeding for which in the old days they would have had to move out and in to the shed by the river.

There is a difference between Scots and English criminal law with regard to self defence. If I were to find any cunt in my house in the middle of the night, it's either him or me and whilst it's not a fight to the death necessarily - although again that depends of the weapons of rocket destruction he's taken with him - it is definitely a fight to the hospital. I sleep with a hammer next to the bed. Never needed it yet but I would have no hesitation in blootering the bastard safe in the knowledge that my self defence will acquit me in the criminal court.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Sharpie on January 22, 2010, 02:05:41 PM
Madeley was disgusting. It was as if he has political aspirations of his own. That's one wife not even I would shag.

The wifie going on about not being able to kick fuck out of a burglaregar was talking bollocks. When it comes to matters of assault, females should be excluded from the debate neither being capable of the act and also having cyclical bleeding for which in the old days they would have had to move out and in to the shed by the river.

There is a difference between Scots and English criminal law with regard to self defence. If I were to find any cunt in my house in the middle of the night, it's either him or me and whilst it's not a fight to the death necessarily - although again that depends of the weapons of rocket destruction he's taken with him - it is definitely a fight to the hospital. I sleep with a hammer next to the bed. Never needed it yet but I would have no hesitation in blootering the bastard safe in the knowledge that my self defence will acquit me in the criminal court.

Nice one. It could double as a sex aid. Very versatile the old hammer.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Sharpie on January 22, 2010, 02:10:55 PM
The Big Questions on a Sunday morning. Cracking hangover TV. You cannae beat listening to religious nuts havering pish when you're struggling and clinging on to life after a night on the sauce.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: rocket debris on January 22, 2010, 02:16:01 PM
Nice one. It could double as a sex aid. Very versatile the old hammer.
Struggling to find the aid aspect here. I never put dirty tools up my wife. The rubber handle could stimulate I guess but were you thinking the S & M angle? Never been into gimp dressing and buttock lashing myself, never having had the privelege of a top private boarding school education or maybe just an old fashioned consent extractor.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Sharpie on January 22, 2010, 02:21:32 PM
Yeah yeah, heard it, all you ever do is the missionary position?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: rocket debris on January 22, 2010, 02:23:41 PM
Naturally, as it is natural. Anything else is for perverts.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Sharpie on January 24, 2010, 11:04:31 AM
The last 'Big Question' this morning was, 'Does the Haiti earthquake prove that God does not exist?' Lots of pish debate but the answer is simply, no. I've yet to hear any evidence that the fucker does exist though.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: rocket debris on January 24, 2010, 11:47:39 AM
Denying the true nature of Calderwood is one thing, denying the existence of God is another. You can't have "evidence". You feel his presence. Apparently.

Those fundamentalists are pretty convinced. Yet to meet a dogmaticist who isn't a scary maddo though so as a member of the jury, I'm afraid we haven't reached a verdict. Agnosticism rules. Atheism is for dogmatics on the other extreme who say No.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on January 24, 2010, 11:50:56 AM

Those fundamentalists are pretty convinced. Yet to meet a dogmaticist who isn't a scary maddo though so as a member of the jury, I'm afraid we haven't reached a verdict. Agnosticism rules. Atheism is for dogmatics on the other extreme who say No.

Exactly my thoughts on the matter.  Find both "sides" equally nauseating as the other.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Sharpie on January 24, 2010, 08:56:26 PM
The Bible: A History. Tackled creation tonight. Howard Jacobson tried to find a middle ground between the religious and the athiest fundamentalists. Reasonably interesting.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: rocknroll on January 24, 2010, 10:54:37 PM
Watched that Rock N Chips, was alright.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: dave_min on January 25, 2010, 01:36:37 AM
The Bible: A History. Tackled creation tonight. Howard Jacobson tried to find a middle ground between the religious and the athiest fundamentalists. Reasonably interesting.

Was watching that too, was good. Looking forward to the rest of the series too.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on January 25, 2010, 09:25:32 AM
Watched that Rock N Chips, was alright.

Watched that too, was pleasantly surprised, I thought it may have been pretty painful viewing but it was not bad.

Also watched a programme on FX about Neo-Nazis in the U.S. Was pretty interesting, showed a couple of riots between Neo-Nazis and Anti-Racist groups and police. Always seemed to be only the Anti-Racists who would be arrested though due to free speech laws in the U.S.  Not surprisingly, there were some amount of utter cunts and brain dead mentalists on it, as is par for the course with these progs.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: bilbobaggins on January 25, 2010, 09:35:35 AM
Anyone who takes such a strong position on anything, so that they appear entrenched, is to be mistrusted.



Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on January 25, 2010, 10:47:35 AM
Anyone who takes such a strong position on anything, so that they appear entrenched, is to be mistrusted.

JIMMY IS GOD!!!! ;)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: bilbobaggins on January 25, 2010, 12:03:49 PM
JIMMY IS GOD!!!! ;)

MMGISG
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: amp on January 25, 2010, 01:04:15 PM
Celebrity Big Brother is very entertaining this year - have been watching every night.

Also been watching a lot of UFC on ESPN America, as well as NHL. Shame the live games start around midnight.

Deadliest catch is also becoming a firm favourite of mine, having not watched it for a few months.

Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on January 29, 2010, 12:34:14 AM
Charlie Brookers Newswipe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtGSXMuWMR4&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtGSXMuWMR4&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgow sheep on January 29, 2010, 09:13:50 AM
Charlie Brookers Newswipe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtGSXMuWMR4&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtGSXMuWMR4&feature=player_embedded)
+1  :thumbsup:

Excellent stuff
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: baggy89 on January 29, 2010, 09:21:16 AM
Not on the telly but I have watched 2.5 season of the The Wire in the last week. No idea if it's been mentioned before in the previous 25 pages of this thread, but it's good stuff!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Harcus on January 29, 2010, 09:46:42 AM
Yeah been watching Newswipe, Football Years, and watched the first episode of the new series of Shameless, was alright.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: dave_min on January 29, 2010, 11:38:38 AM
Not on the telly but I have watched 2.5 season of the The Wire in the last week. No idea if it's been mentioned before in the previous 25 pages of this thread, but it's good stuff!

Think that means that now i'm the only person in the whole world who's not bothered to watch it yet.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on January 29, 2010, 11:40:30 AM
Think that means that now i'm the only person in the whole world who's not bothered to watch it yet.

lazy student cunt
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgow sheep on February 03, 2010, 12:16:27 AM
Newswipe: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00qjnl2/Newswipe_Series_2_Episode_3/

Brilliance from Brooker as ever.  His summation of the recently increased "threat level" was brilliant.
Had to love Sting on Newsnight too....arrogant twat

oh and don't forget Doug Stanhope's bit.

EDIT: ooh BBC iplayer seems to embedded itself on here, never knew that
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: hebrew on February 04, 2010, 10:47:52 PM
Think that means that now i'm the only person in the whole world who's not bothered to watch it yet.

Me neither - I am working my way through The Sopranos just now so will have to wait until that is finished
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on February 04, 2010, 10:58:18 PM
Was watching American Dad there... and I have to say that Stan Smith reminds me slightly of our very own Rocket.

Which is nice.

;)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: rocket debris on February 04, 2010, 11:17:50 PM
Was watching American Dad there... and I have to say that Stan Smith reminds me slightly of our very own Rocket.

Which is nice.

;)
"our own"? You suggesting I don't bat for the other side? Poof.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on February 11, 2010, 10:00:38 PM
just watched The Football Years which was about Scotland's 1982 World Cup Campaign. Only saw the last half an hour but that was pretty good in itself.

On the clash with Hansen, Miller very diplomatically simply left it at "I shouted for it and I was going to put it out.  But me and Hansen just couldn't play together. After that, it was going to be McLeish and Hansen or McLeish and me, and luckily Alan didn't play too much after that."  Or words to that effect.

No mentions of chippies, though...
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on February 11, 2010, 10:01:53 PM
Been watching Mock The Week die on its arse since Frankie Boyle left.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on February 12, 2010, 10:31:55 PM
"I believe in UFO's with Danny Dyer."

This is going to be woeful.
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on February 12, 2010, 10:43:15 PM
I think he may discover that aliens are pwopa naughtee.
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on February 13, 2010, 09:46:37 AM
Why do you have to use the same repetitive jokes about him? I expect better of you.

Because I don't have your sense of humour... oh, wait.
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Post by: bilbobaggins on February 13, 2010, 09:57:25 AM
I watched Nineteen Eighty Four which I Sky+ed from Film 4. I'd never seen it before, love the book but was waiting for Gregor Fisher to appear in a string vest.

John Hurt does post apocolypse malnutrition easily.
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Post by: rocket debris on February 13, 2010, 10:00:30 AM
I watched Nineteen Eighty Four which I Sky+ed from Film 4. I'd never seen it before, love the book but was waiting for Gregor Fisher to appear in a string vest.

John Hurt does post apocolypse malnutrition easily.
Aye that cunt needs a good mock chop supper served with a plate of beans.
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Post by: BrownyBrown on February 14, 2010, 11:33:14 AM
The Winter Olympics - great stuff.
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on February 14, 2010, 11:42:57 AM
The Winter Olympics - great stuff.

The luge. Sponsored by Toyota.
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Post by: rocket debris on February 14, 2010, 11:50:14 AM
The luge. Sponsored by Toyota.
Just got a Prius. Can't stop. Talk later.
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Post by: mizer on February 18, 2010, 09:00:17 PM
C4 just now - my big fat gypsy wedding, its been on 1 minute and I cant believe the quality of this car crash tv.

DONT CALL ME A PIKEY!
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Post by: Kowalski on March 07, 2010, 07:37:42 PM
The Bubble, BBC2 - seems to be a helluva lot of hassle for a half hour of below par's entertainment on a Friday night.

Eddie Izzard Marathon Man, BBC3 - what an achievement, but 10 hours for a marathon?  Sloppy!  ;D
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Post by: mizer on March 07, 2010, 07:44:29 PM
The Bubble, BBC2 - seems to be a helluva lot of hassle for a half hour of below par's entertainment on a Friday night.

Its a decent idea for a TV program - but dreadfully executed. Far too slow and too much chat.
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Post by: dave_min on March 10, 2010, 06:20:23 PM
Caught the latest BT advert earlier today.

Turns out the good news he was telling his Dad was that they're getting married! But the daughter dropped a bomb today, she's told her Dad that her Mum is getting re-married, and I get the feeling it's meant to be a secret!
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Post by: glasgow sheep on March 10, 2010, 08:57:21 PM
Anyone watch Cameron Uncovered on Mon?

I presume that once uncovered there was nought but a huge fucking vacuum.
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Post by: mizer on March 10, 2010, 09:12:39 PM
Anyone watch Cameron Uncovered on Mon?

I presume that once uncovered there was nought but a huge fucking vacuum.

Caught the end of it, seemed to be ripping him to shreds?
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Post by: Ptayles on March 10, 2010, 09:59:24 PM
C4 just now - my big fat gypsy wedding, its been on 1 minute and I cant believe the quality of this car crash tv.

DONT CALL ME A PIKEY!
Watched it the other night- It was horrible
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Post by: Stewart on March 10, 2010, 11:42:47 PM
Caught the latest BT advert earlier today.

Turns out the good news he was telling his Dad was that they're getting married! But the daughter dropped a bomb today, she's told her Dad that her Mum is getting re-married, and I get the feeling it's meant to be a secret!

Just saw it now.

I genuinely can't wait for the next instalment. ;)
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Post by: amp on March 11, 2010, 07:58:51 AM
Been watching Lambing Live. Good show.
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Post by: mizer on March 11, 2010, 09:32:50 AM
Been watching Lambing Live. Good show.

Paedophile!
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Post by: Ptayles on March 11, 2010, 09:56:37 AM
Anyone see Rhod Gilberts work experience last night?
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on March 17, 2010, 02:51:59 PM
Boston Legal

Underbelly

Wonders of the Solar System

Shameless
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Post by: manc_don on April 18, 2010, 07:24:24 PM
Anyone see pacific last night? Sky 3 had some episodes on as they were doing some sky passport thing. Great stuff! Once i get the net in the flat I'll be downloading that for sure!
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on April 18, 2010, 09:23:51 PM
Saw the first een offshore - when the bombs were going off waves were smashing into the rig and my cabin was shaking - made it pretty good haha

I'm watching Louis Theroux: America's Medicated Kids

Poor wee bastards with mintal parents being turned into pseudo-lobotomised zombie freaks  :-\

Fuckin hell - one family even drugs their dog!  :o

6 year olds on anti depressants!  Jesus fuck.
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Post by: mizer on April 18, 2010, 10:15:15 PM
Frankie Boyle Live on C4 just now. Nae bad so far, nothing too controversial (for his standards) yet though.
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Post by: glasgow sheep on April 19, 2010, 10:02:56 AM
Anyone see pacific last night? Sky 3 had some episodes on as they were doing some sky passport thing. Great stuff! Once i get the net in the flat I'll be downloading that for sure!

Fuck, didn't realise they were showing it on Sky 3 (even if it is was just the odd episode).
Absolutely raging that they are showing it on Sky Movies only.  Rather than watching it on a monitor I think I'll wait for the box set for Christmas.  Band of Brothers is probably the best TV series I've ever seen and this promises to be even better.
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Post by: BrownyBrown on April 19, 2010, 09:07:03 PM
I'm pissed off as well. Not as if you can get it on Box Office either. I'd rather pay for it than download a poor copy from the internet, but I'm not willing to take out a Sky Movies subscription for it either.

I've added myself to the notification for when it is released on Amazon. I'd rather watch it in HD on the TV and full surround sound than on my wee laptop! I loved Band of Brothers so much that it even got me into Stephen Ambrose's books on WWII.
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Post by: hebrew on April 19, 2010, 09:52:21 PM
I'm pissed off as well. Not as if you can get it on Box Office either. I'd rather pay for it than download a poor copy from the internet, but I'm not willing to take out a Sky Movies subscription for it either.

I've added myself to the notification for when it is released on Amazon. I'd rather watch it in HD on the TV and full surround sound than on my wee laptop! I loved Band of Brothers so much that it even got me into Stephen Ambrose's books on WWII.

Me too  :thumbsup:
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Post by: amp on April 20, 2010, 11:50:56 AM
The Inbetweeners is absoloutely superb!

Eggheads also becoming a firm favourite of mine.
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Post by: El Padre™ on April 20, 2010, 12:30:19 PM
Fuck, didn't realise they were showing it on Sky 3 (even if it is was just the odd episode).
Absolutely raging that they are showing it on Sky Movies only.  Rather than watching it on a monitor I think I'll wait for the box set for Christmas.  Band of Brothers is probably the best TV series I've ever seen and this promises to be even better.

I haven't heard a single good thing about it yet unfortunately. Everyone I know who's been watching it has been really disappointed with it.
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Post by: Madbadteacher on April 20, 2010, 02:14:52 PM
Watching the snooker last couple of days....anyone else notice that there seems to be the same guy in the front row every game in a dundee utd shirt?
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Post by: glasgow sheep on April 22, 2010, 01:55:29 PM
I haven't heard a single good thing about it yet unfortunately. Everyone I know who's been watching it has been really disappointed with it.

don't say that  :'(
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on April 22, 2010, 02:11:19 PM
don't say that  :'(

Sorry mate, I have to concur wi Padre here. Bit gutted considering how good Band of Brothers was.
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Post by: Kowalski on May 19, 2010, 10:10:37 PM
A dwarf from Stonehaven on Junior Apprentice.
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Post by: dave_min on May 19, 2010, 10:25:29 PM
Did anyone see some shite documentary on BBC1 last night about some shithole around the (Greater) Glasgow area?

Scary stuff it was. Not sure what it was though as I missed the start.
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Post by: rocket debris on May 21, 2010, 11:27:30 PM
Gary Lineker on Johnnybag Ross just now. Daughter was watching it. He is an abomination of a man. You have to be English not to want to enter a knitting needle into his brain via either of his substantial ears. Cunt.
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Post by: rocket debris on May 22, 2010, 12:23:44 AM
Alicia Keyes on Jools reet noo. Class. Her hair is amazing.
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Post by: rocket debris on May 22, 2010, 01:00:39 AM
Creole Choir of Cuba, channel 143 now, wow
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Post by: hebrew on May 30, 2010, 08:13:23 PM
Junior Masterchef and Junior Apprentice  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Snapper on June 04, 2010, 10:33:46 AM
New series of Family Guy - been excellent so far.

Just watched the last of the Pacific, really enjoyed it, good ending too.
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Post by: maverick sheep on June 04, 2010, 10:49:37 AM
Junior Masterchef and Junior Apprentice  :thumbsup:

paedo
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Post by: dave_min on June 04, 2010, 10:53:39 AM
paedo

I've never heard of this show ???

And good? ;)
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Post by: Kowalski on July 25, 2010, 08:29:48 PM
Cameron Diaz on Top Gear  ;D

Did she have to bring that prick with her?
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Post by: Madbadteacher on July 26, 2010, 03:58:53 PM
Mostly adverts!

Every 5 minutes or so it's more bloody adverts!
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Post by: manc_don on July 26, 2010, 04:22:20 PM
Cameron Diaz on Top Gear  ;D

Did she have to bring that prick with her?

That was great viewing last night! Getting the A-listers in lately.

Nice bit on Ayrton Senna as well. :thumbsup:
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on July 26, 2010, 07:20:59 PM
That was great viewing last night! Getting the A-listers in lately.

Nice bit on Ayrton Senna as well. :thumbsup:

Same thing happened the last time Wossy's prog was off the air.

Excellent viewing though, that Veyron was frightening!

 
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Post by: Kowalski on July 26, 2010, 08:52:47 PM
Sherlock Holmes last night was pretty decent.  Better than the Guy Richie film IMHO.
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Post by: Ptayles on July 26, 2010, 09:21:16 PM
Top Gear was awesome  :thumbsup:
That programme just gets better and better
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on July 27, 2010, 07:35:30 AM
Lee Nelson's Well Good Show!
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Post by: Tyrant on July 27, 2010, 12:53:28 PM
Sherlock Holmes last night was pretty decent.  Better than the Guy Richie film IMHO.


Aye I thoroughly enjoyed that when I watched it.  :thumbsup:

Top Gear was awesome  :thumbsup:
That programme just gets better and better


I just about split my sides on the first show when Clarkson was crashing the 3 wheeler everywhere. Class.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on July 28, 2010, 09:53:19 PM
the Men Who Jump Off Buildings

Crazy bastards.
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Post by: dave_min on July 28, 2010, 10:32:43 PM
It's looking like there's gonna be a new arrival sometime soon in the BT adverts...
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Post by: manc_don on July 29, 2010, 08:23:54 AM
Watched that too bobby. The guys were absolute nutters. I was suprised the guy who fell had so few serious injuries, although i suppose he was still too injured to jump again. Still. Lucky to escape death!
 
Been chatting to my housemate about that, she got all excited because she thought there was a new one, but it was just bt announcing they've got sport lol.
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on July 29, 2010, 08:59:17 AM
Watched that too bobby. The guys were absolute nutters. I was suprised the guy who fell had so few serious injuries, although i suppose he was still too injured to jump again. Still. Lucky to escape death!
 
Been chatting to my housemate about that, she got all excited because she thought there was a new one, but it was just bt announcing they've got sport lol.

I would not have been using one of those wing suits the guy got towards the end... he used it really well and all that but it just looked rather flimsy!
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Post by: Kowalski on August 11, 2010, 06:51:25 PM
Anyone see this?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00tf1r4/Madness_in_the_Fast_Lane/

Madness in the Fast Lane!

Fuck me!!  :o
Seriously just watch the first five minutes!!!
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Post by: Harcus on August 12, 2010, 11:22:01 AM
That was bizarre, but very interesting.
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Post by: Tyrant on August 12, 2010, 11:48:28 AM
Anyone see this?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00tf1r4/Madness_in_the_Fast_Lane/

Madness in the Fast Lane!

Fuck me!!  :o
Seriously just watch the first five minutes!!!


Holy shit!  :o

Mentalists aside that's some of the finest TV I've seen in a while!

It never said how Ursula was when she was in hospital. I take it she wasn't acting like a complete fruitloop in there and it was just Sabina? Wonder which one of them was actually ill then seeing as they reckon one of them "passed it" to the other.

Very very interesting stuff.
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Post by: Kowalski on August 12, 2010, 01:45:37 PM
It doesn't seem right that she may be released next year, she must still be a threat to the public surely? 
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Post by: manc_don on August 12, 2010, 02:03:32 PM
That was absolutely crazy, good watch though! :thumbsup:

Don't see how they can release he, she's so unpredictable!
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Post by: Tyrant on August 12, 2010, 02:39:44 PM
It doesn't seem right that she may be released next year, she must still be a threat to the public surely?


That's what I thought. There's no way that she's not a threat. The legal system seems setup to let dangerous people off. There's no doubt that she murdered that dude but she still just serves a couple of years in prison.  ???
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Post by: glasgow sheep on August 12, 2010, 03:04:33 PM

That's what I thought. There's no way that she's not a threat. The legal system seems setup to let dangerous people off. There's no doubt that she murdered that dude but she still just serves a couple of years in prison.  ???

I'd hardly say it was set up to let dangerous people out.  As they said in the programme it was a unique situation.  She was clearly psychotic when she commited the murder, therefore not felt to be guilty of murder, only man slaughter.  If she was still psychotic she would be detained until such a time that she was no longer psychotic and a danger to the public.  This is what usually happens and can mean years of incarceration beyond her sentance. 

In this case she has some super rare condition where by the psychosis is fleeting and unpredictable.  By the sounds of it if she were never to see her sister again she would pose no threat to anybody, yet if she does then there will always be a risk she relapses.   Can't really blame the law too much for such an unusal presentation.
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Post by: Tyrant on August 12, 2010, 03:10:33 PM
I'd hardly say it was set up to let dangerous people out.  As they said in the programme it was a unique situation.  She was clearly psychotic when she commited the murder, therefore not felt to be guilty of murder, only man slaughter.  If she was still psychotic she would be detained until such a time that she was no longer psychotic and a danger to the public.  This is what usually happens and can mean years of incarceration beyond her sentance. 

In this case she has some super rare condition where by the psychosis is fleeting and unpredictable.  By the sounds of it if she were never to see her sister again she would pose no threat to anybody, yet if she does then there will always be a risk she relapses.   Can't really blame the law too much for such an unusal presentation.

No but in general the law seems to be all about letting folk off. A lot of the time evidence has to be disregarded for one reason or another. I understand in this situation it's difficult. She's still in touch with her sister. God help the next poor fucker that these two run into!
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Post by: BrownyBrown on August 12, 2010, 08:18:32 PM
Just caught up on BBC's Sherlock on iPlayer - rather good I thought and looking forward to more episodes.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Dandy_Don on August 12, 2010, 08:27:04 PM
Very strange program.

Mental illness is a bastard - surely they should have allowed her to be sent to a hospital for her time, can't the judge use his discretion?
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Post by: glasgow sheep on August 12, 2010, 08:30:09 PM
But that was the whole problem, she wasn't psychotic at the time of her trail and didn't need treatment.
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Post by: Dandy_Don on August 12, 2010, 08:34:14 PM
Yeah but surely the judge has the option to send her for further observation. Not sure when the trial was, but I think it said 3 or 4 months later, then how can they determine the issue wasn't long term? Surely the fact that at the time of the crime she was psychotic allows the judge the right to send her for longer term observation in a secure mental unit?
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Post by: Kowalski on August 12, 2010, 09:01:26 PM
Just caught up on BBC's Sherlock on iPlayer - rather good I thought and looking forward to more episodes.  :thumbsup:

I thought it was excellent.  Bound to get another series.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on August 12, 2010, 09:13:13 PM


Madness in the Fast Lane!

Fuck me!!  :o
Seriously just watch the first five minutes!!!

Is that not the same stuff as we saw last year? sure i've seen that before.
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Post by: dave_min on August 12, 2010, 09:56:05 PM
Is that not the same stuff as we saw last year? sure i've seen that before.

Didn't somebody post it on here? Cause i've certainly seen it before.
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Post by: Kowalski on August 12, 2010, 09:58:07 PM
Aye some of the footage was shown on some Cops programme last year, but this week's programme was more about what happened after wards with the stabbing, and stuff they couldn't show at the time due to the court case.
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Post by: tom_widdows on August 12, 2010, 11:57:18 PM
Yeah but surely the judge has the option to send her for further observation. Not sure when the trial was, but I think it said 3 or 4 months later, then how can they determine the issue wasn't long term? Surely the fact that at the time of the crime she was psychotic allows the judge the right to send her for longer term observation in a secure mental unit?

The whole point was this was a legal precident. the first time that someone committed a crime whilst technically insane but declared cured before the case went to trial. Under english law the judge could only send her to a secure hospital if at the end of the trial she was still class as insane and a danger to herself or to the public. In this case she was declared sane so the secure hosptial option was out and he doesnt have the power to call for further supervision(her condition was apparenlty a temporary one according to the phychiatrists) However he also couldnt give her the full sentance for manslaughter because when it happened she had been declared mentally unstable. Had he sent her to jail for the maximum term the defence would have had her out on appeal in a matter of months. His hands were tied because he couldnt let her go free but also couldnt give her the sentence the crime warranted. I think the only reason he could give her 5 years was because both the prosecution and defence accepted it.
Tis one of those situations in which they have to re-write the law books incase it happens again
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Post by: Tyrant on August 13, 2010, 10:00:40 AM
Very strange program.

Mental illness is a bastard - surely they should have allowed her to be sent to a hospital for her time, can't the judge use his discretion?

Mental illness? Name Removed?
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Post by: Dandy_Don on August 13, 2010, 03:08:45 PM
Aye, that's the one. Not good times...
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on August 14, 2010, 05:42:39 PM
The whole point was this was a legal precident. the first time that someone committed a crime whilst technically insane but declared cured before the case went to trial. Under english law the judge could only send her to a secure hospital if at the end of the trial she was still class as insane and a danger to herself or to the public. In this case she was declared sane so the secure hosptial option was out and he doesnt have the power to call for further supervision(her condition was apparenlty a temporary one according to the phychiatrists) However he also couldnt give her the full sentance for manslaughter because when it happened she had been declared mentally unstable. Had he sent her to jail for the maximum term the defence would have had her out on appeal in a matter of months. His hands were tied because he couldnt let her go free but also couldnt give her the sentence the crime warranted. I think the only reason he could give her 5 years was because both the prosecution and defence accepted it.
Tis one of those situations in which they have to re-write the law books incase it happens again

What would further investigation reveal though? That she was psychotic and that her illness was cyclical? It is such a grey area that the law will struggle to cover to everyone's satisfaction.
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Post by: CtS on September 05, 2010, 10:28:33 PM
Just watched the last instalment of Secret Britain on BBC HD, West Coast looked absolutely stunning. It's been a really good series but I don't think they could possibly do the country justice in just 4 episodes.

I demand more of this. Good work BBC fellas.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Kowalski on September 14, 2010, 05:54:55 PM
This is England 86.  Bit of a slow start last week, hopefully it picks up this week.
Film was excellent, so its good they've done a TV follow up with the same cast.
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Post by: baggy89 on September 14, 2010, 06:15:02 PM
This is England 86.  Bit of a slow start last week, hopefully it picks up this week.
Film was excellent, so its good they've done a TV follow up with the same cast.

Aye watched that looking forward to tonight's, hopefully the first episode was just reintroducing the characters and scene setting because if it hadn't been for the fact that I enjoyed the film the last 15 minutes or so would have had me reaching for the remote.

Also The In-betweeners last night, had me in stitches, as usual.
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on September 14, 2010, 06:36:41 PM
Aye watched that looking forward to tonight's, hopefully the first episode was just reintroducing the characters and scene setting because if it hadn't been for the fact that I enjoyed the film the last 15 minutes or so would have had me reaching for the remote.

Also The In-betweeners last night, had me in stitches, as usual.

Agree on both. :thumbsup:
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Post by: mizer on September 14, 2010, 06:57:59 PM
Youtube and E4 link up for Inbetweeners http://www.youtube.com/e4 (http://www.youtube.com/e4)

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Post by: Kowalski on September 16, 2010, 12:47:59 PM
Aye watched that looking forward to tonight's, hopefully the first episode was just reintroducing the characters and scene setting because if it hadn't been for the fact that I enjoyed the film the last 15 minutes or so would have had me reaching for the remote.

Second episode was still a bit slow for me.  They are clearly building up to some sort of return from Combo, but the series doesn't have the edginess of the film thus far.
Plus, Shaun is quite a dislikable character now.  Sleeping rough just cause his mother is getting some action!? WTF.
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Post by: bilbobaggins on September 16, 2010, 12:58:59 PM
I didn't really find the movie believable, because it wasn't, but it did have a certain charm that the TV series lacks. I don't like it at all.
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Post by: Madbadteacher on September 21, 2010, 02:42:01 AM
Shortly going to watch the first episode of the new Hawaii 5-0 (kids ask your parents)
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Post by: Harcus on September 21, 2010, 08:12:47 AM
Thought the Inbetweeners took a bit of a dip last night. Seemed a bit forced to me.
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Post by: baggy89 on September 21, 2010, 11:59:17 AM
Yeah seemed to go off on a moral tangent rather than focussing on taking the piss
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Post by: glasgow sheep on September 21, 2010, 12:00:16 PM
Spooks was back last night

YASSS!
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Post by: Madbadteacher on September 21, 2010, 08:19:15 PM
The "new" Hawai'i 5-0 was damn good.
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Post by: baggy89 on September 21, 2010, 11:40:12 PM
Really not sure what to make of that. Is this what TV has come to? Do we really need to pander to the lowest common denominator? Why would you have to actually show, acting or not, a rape. It was fairly obvious that Lol's dad was a nasty cunt capable of sexually deviant behaviour. So surely the suggestion that something has been done is enough to carry the storyline?

Maybe I'm pissed and now angry, maybe I'm getting over-sensitive with my age, but that final scene stinks of desperation to shock. I'm now left with a dilemma; Follow my immediate reaction and not watch the final episode out of disappointment over what a promising British film maker has been reduced too and in effect pander to the opinions of outraged middle class parents, of which I'm one (allegedly). OR watch it in the vain hope that Meadows can pull the vanity project that this has been, out of the proverbial ashes in the final episode?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on September 22, 2010, 08:53:59 AM
Really not sure what to make of that. Is this what TV has come to? Do we really need to pander to the lowest common denominator? Why would you have to actually show, acting or not, a rape. It was fairly obvious that Lol's dad was a nasty cunt capable of sexually deviant behaviour. So surely the suggestion that something has been done is enough to carry the storyline?

Maybe I'm pissed and now angry, maybe I'm getting over-sensitive with my age, but that final scene stinks of desperation to shock. I'm now left with a dilemma; Follow my immediate reaction and not watch the final episode out of disappointment over what a promising British film maker has been reduced too and in effect pander to the opinions of outraged middle class parents, of which I'm one (allegedly). OR watch it in the vain hope that Meadows can pull the vanity project that this has been, out of the proverbial ashes in the final episode?

I think it's fantastic. It's moved at exactly the right pace, it's shot brilliantly, well scripted, and in Gadget it has one of the best characters I've seen in British TV for years.

(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/4686/gadgetg.jpg)

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: bloo_toon_red on September 22, 2010, 09:12:43 AM
Maybe I'm pissed and now angry, maybe I'm getting over-sensitive with my age, but that final scene stinks of desperation to shock.

It was pretty rough going like.  I reckon the shock comes from the fact that not much had happened in the series up to that point, and I wondered if it was in fact going anywhere at all - like you say seemed like a vanity project, but probably more likely one for C4 than Meadows himself.  Personally unsure that the improv style has translated well to TV (so far) - the slow pace of the first two episodes will probably have seen many people switch off, maybe a film sequel might have been better, but I do suspect that Combo's return will probably signify a pretty good final episode next week.

TV on the whole is not bad this week.  Return of Spooks on Monday, going to give this Seven Days a look tonight and then An Idiot Abroad with Karl Pilkington on Thursday.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on September 22, 2010, 09:39:00 AM
It was pretty rough going like.  I reckon the shock comes from the fact that not much had happened in the series up to that point, and I wondered if it was in fact going anywhere at all - like you say seemed like a vanity project, but probably more likely one for C4 than Meadows himself.  Personally unsure that the improv style has translated well to TV (so far) - the slow pace of the first two episodes will probably have seen many people switch off, maybe a film sequel might have been better, but I do suspect that Combo's return will probably signify a pretty good final episode next week.

TV on the whole is not bad this week.  Return of Spooks on Monday, going to give this Seven Days a look tonight and then An Idiot Abroad with Karl Pilkington on Thursday.

I think the scene in question was done that way so you could see exactly why Lol was so disgusted at her father being back in the house. I don't think it was really that graphic to be honest, I'm sure I've seen worse. I'm really enjoying the pace of it, it's a nice slow build up to what should hopefully be a really good finale, especially now that combo's back on the scene. Stephen Graham is a fucking superb actor (Damned United aside where he was utterly abysmal) and he always adds a real bit of edge to most things he's in.

A film sequel may have been good but I get the impression Meadows had way too much he wanted to say about the characters and couldn't say it in the course of a two hour feature. A lot of these things start out as features and end up like this actually, it's not uncommon. I'm sure Low Winter Sun (If you haven't seen it, do so) was originally meant to be a feature but was split into two parts for TV as there was just too much that they felt they couldn't drop.

Is An Idiot Abroad on normal Sky channels or is it only Sky HD?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on September 22, 2010, 09:43:05 AM
An Idiot Abroad with Karl Pilkington on Thursday.

Is that basically a programme about some guy who Ricky Gervais takes the piss out of while laughing at a stupidly high pitch?  If it's anything like that cartoon thing that was on channel 4 it will be horrendous.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on September 22, 2010, 09:45:58 AM
Is that basically a programme about some guy who Ricky Gervais takes the piss out of while laughing at a stupidly high pitch?  If it's anything like that cartoon thing that was on channel 4 it will be horrendous.

I couldn't make my mind up if I want to watch that. I think its on the normal sky channels Padre, but don't hold me to that!

Watched Spooks yesterday lunch time. Awesome stuff, this series looks like its going to be another gooden, nice ending!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on September 22, 2010, 10:10:20 AM
I couldn't make my mind up if I want to watch that. I think its on the normal sky channels Padre, but don't hold me to that!

Watched Spooks yesterday lunch time. Awesome stuff, this series looks like its going to be another gooden, nice ending!

Never ever watched it but heard good things about it. How many series in is it?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on September 22, 2010, 10:19:57 AM
Is that basically a programme about some guy who Ricky Gervais takes the piss out of while laughing at a stupidly high pitch?  If it's anything like that cartoon thing that was on channel 4 it will be horrendous.

Completely concur.

As far as This Is England is concerned I think it has been excellent and the utter horror of the rape was probably in context to demonstrate just how much of a cunt the dad was and just how harrowing Lol's existence was, I don't see how it "panders" at all. 
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: bloo_toon_red on September 22, 2010, 10:24:21 AM
Spooks in series 9 now.  It had been in danger of falling off a cliff at the end of series 6 until the introduction of Richard Armitage's character and since then it's gone a bit Robert Ludlum, a bit darker, which in my opinion is a good thing.

Speaking of Armitage, I was quite disappointed with Strikeback which was on Sky One a couple of months back.  Had a pretty good cast but something was really lacking - maybe the direction and production, but then do Sky really do good original programming?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on September 22, 2010, 10:29:51 AM
Spooks in series 9 now.  It had been in danger of falling off a cliff at the end of series 6 until the introduction of Richard Armitage's character and since then it's gone a bit Robert Ludlum, a bit darker, which in my opinion is a good thing.

Speaking of Armitage, I was quite disappointed with Strikeback which was on Sky One a couple of months back.  Had a pretty good cast but something was really lacking - maybe the direction and production, but then do Sky really do good original programming?

FX is the best channel for me. The Wire, Dexter, True Blood, Breaking Bad and loads of other incredibly good shows.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: baggy89 on September 22, 2010, 11:41:26 AM
Ricky Gervaise is shite, I saw the advert for that new program and figured it was an attempt to foist another one of his mates on to us.

Maybe I was/am being over sensitive, what I meant by pandering was the need to show it and have the sound playing while cutting away to other scenes. It was fairly obvious, to me anyway, that the Dad was a nasty cunt. It was fairly obvious from when he let Trev in what was going to happen, it was even more obvious when he started trying to pull her clothes off, and it would have been very obvious if they had just shown the aftermath. It was the "oh dear you're not very wet" pumping away with his arse out left me feeling a bit "OK I've got it, no need for that". The only logical reason I could see for showing it was to make everyone aware of what he was capable of, even those without imagination. Although that is obviously not the consensus of opinion, so I'm probably wrong.

I would assume now the retribution will be redemption for Combo although that, perhaps is a touch too obvious a route for Meadows to take.

On a side note, I read an article somewhere that he hoped to do another mini-series in a few years and flash forward another 4 years to the 1990 World Cup.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: maverick sheep on September 22, 2010, 12:07:04 PM
Ricky Gervaise is shite, I saw the advert for that new program and figured it was an attempt to foist another one of his mates on to us.

Maybe I was/am being over sensitive, what I meant by pandering was the need to show it and have the sound playing while cutting away to other scenes. It was fairly obvious, to me anyway, that the Dad was a nasty cunt. It was fairly obvious from when he let Trev in what was going to happen, it was even more obvious when he started trying to pull her clothes off, and it would have been very obvious if they had just shown the aftermath. It was the "oh dear you're not very wet" pumping away with his arse out left me feeling a bit "OK I've got it, no need for that". The only logical reason I could see for showing it was to make everyone aware of what he was capable of, even those without imagination. Although that is obviously not the consensus of opinion, so I'm probably wrong.

I would assume now the retribution will be redemption for Combo although that, perhaps is a touch too obvious a route for Meadows to take.

On a side note, I read an article somewhere that he hoped to do another mini-series in a few years and flash forward another 4 years to the 1990 World Cup.

As my pal keeps saying "it's better than any other shite that's on" which is true. And while I didn't think the rape scene was OTT at all, the 3 episodes so far have been good in places but not as good as I expected. The film tackled massive issues that were relevant to the specific period of time and related to issues that have reemerged this decade also, but nothing about the series means it needs to be set in 86. Rape, abusive fathers, love triangles, teenage sons not liking their mammies being bummed, aren't exactly time-specific.

My main disappointment is they keep referring to the politics of the time, but where is the comparrison with 'England' 2010, or predictions of what it will be like in 2011, 2012 etc. The only mention of work problems is Woody having a shit job that's turning him into a nobend. The social commentary lacks a wider context basically so whereas the film was important, the series so far is nothing more than entertainment.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on September 22, 2010, 12:20:00 PM
I tend to agree, the series has been excellent but can't help thinking it could/should be better. As you sa MS there's little that's time specific apart from it being a word cup year.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on September 22, 2010, 12:53:27 PM
I don't think it needs to be looking forward. You're seeing 1986 through the eyes of a group of young people who were living through that period. They aren't thinking about what it's like in 24 years time, and none of them are particularly political. You wouldn't watch a period drama like Lark Rise and think about what the implications of peoples actions in that time period would have in 20 odd years time, and I think it's the same with T.I.E 86'.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: maverick sheep on September 22, 2010, 02:16:40 PM
When the film came out I remember a screening/question & answer session with cast and crew which centred largely on how the NF problem was reemerging in the form of the BNP and that got the film a lot of attention and credit for its relevance. I assumed the series was going to be similar to an extent in terms of unemployment or something else that makes the 80s relevant to today's climate, rather than just latching onto the 80s being fashionable for retrospection now. I suppose I'm judging it too much in terms of the extremely high standards the film set.

I am enjoying it though and I do like lots of the characters, especially ...

(http://i56.tinypic.com/35ji3hc.jpg)

yummy!

Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on September 23, 2010, 08:33:52 PM
Having made the mistake of reading this thread the night before I got a chance to watch this week's This is England 86, I was expecting a fairly tough going rape scene but I didn't think it was that bad (nowhere near anything out of Death Wish!) but I admittedly I was already aware of what was going to happen.

I reckon the shock comes from the fact that not much had happened in the series up to that point, and I wondered if it was in fact going anywhere at all

I agree, I suppose there was the shock factor because I think it's been dull up to that point.  Just hope it picks up now that Combo is back.
And that "punch up" in the park was one of the worst rammys I've ever seen.  It was like a playgroup school fight.

I think it's fantastic. It's moved at exactly the right pace, it's shot brilliantly, well scripted, and in Gadget it has one of the best characters I've seen in British TV for years.

(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/4686/gadgetg.jpg)

 :thumbsup:

WTF is so good about Gadget?  I think he's a fud.

Ricky Gervaise is shite, I saw the advert for that new program and figured it was an attempt to foist another one of his mates on to us.

IMHO The Office is the greatest sitcom of the last 20 years.  And Extras was superb too.
His stand up is shite though.
I like Karl Pilkington, I thought the podcasts were very good.  The combination of Merchants wit, Pilkington's inane ramblings, and Gervais's infectious laugh made for a great show.

I'm  looking forward to An Idiot Abroad tonight.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Penfold on September 23, 2010, 09:18:36 PM
I enjoyed the podcasts too, and am enjoying An Idiot Abroad.

This is England has been tough viewing so far but interesting enough to keep me watching.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on September 23, 2010, 11:04:26 PM

IMHO The Office is the greatest sitcom of the last 20 years.  And Extras was superb too.
His stand up is shite though.
I like Karl Pilkington, I thought the podcasts were very good.  The combination of Merchants wit, Pilkington's inane ramblings, and Gervais's infectious laugh made for a great show.

I'm  looking forward to An Idiot Abroad tonight.

I loved the Office too, but when I watched that thing on Channel 4 it just came across to me as him bullying one of his mates because he's daft and making money out of it (i know his mate went along with it etc). If i wanted to watch someone get that much of a ripping I'd just watch repeats of Gervais meets Garry Shandling...
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on September 23, 2010, 11:10:23 PM
I loved the Office too, but when I watched that thing on Channel 4 it just came across to me as him bullying one of his mates because he's daft and making money out of it (i know his mate went along with it etc). If i wanted to watch someone get that much of a ripping I'd just watch repeats of Gervais meets Garry Shandling...

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on September 23, 2010, 11:11:37 PM
The bizarre thing is that Pilkington is actually Gervais's producer.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: hebrew on September 25, 2010, 11:24:24 AM
Watching Horrible Histories just now - it's quite funny  ;D
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on September 28, 2010, 11:05:26 PM
Can't quite decide what to make of This Is England 86.  It was okay, but pretty slow stuff over four episodes.  Another violent scene in tonight's final episode.

I think they should have just perhaps left it at the film though!

But at least we got a reminder of the Hand of God!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on September 28, 2010, 11:30:32 PM
I thought it was fantastic. Really really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on September 29, 2010, 08:22:08 AM
I thought it was good, but last night's scene with Lol was anti-Lol in every way... pretty harrowing stuff.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: baggy89 on September 30, 2010, 08:24:40 PM
Just got round to watching the final episode tonight after being at Cheltenham - Poxford on Tuesday night. Have to say that last episode completely redeemed the series. Brilliant. Looking forward to '90 now!

I'm going to assume Combo had such a small part due to filming Boardwalk Empire?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgow sheep on September 30, 2010, 10:56:57 PM
Enjoying watching Brian Cox ripping that cunt Starky to shreds on Question Time
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on October 01, 2010, 12:24:01 AM
Enjoying watching Brian Cox ripping that cunt Starky to shreds on Question Time

He got a terrible time at Pittodrie, but he did score a lot of goals it has to be said.


 ;)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: maverick sheep on October 04, 2010, 09:14:31 PM
I'm giving spooks a chance for the first time in a few years since so many of you lot have been raving about it. Liked it yonks ago but it went a bit kack. Not bad so far but the main thing that bugs me about shows like this is them getting Kirsty Wark or whoever to do an 'authentic' Newsnight piece in the storyline. It's self-promotion for another of the channel's show and it's taking a job away from a real actor.

Bectu should be on the fuckers!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: dave_min on October 05, 2010, 02:43:11 AM
it's taking a job away from a real actor.

Life-long ambition is it?  ;)

Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on October 09, 2010, 09:08:30 PM
An Idiot Abroad has been very good, last week's one was very funny.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Aberdeen_Ladette on October 10, 2010, 06:07:40 AM
Can't quite decide what to make of This Is England 86.

Have it all taped on V+, worth watching?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Aberdeen_Ladette on October 10, 2010, 06:15:34 AM
Enjoying watching Brian Cox ripping that cunt Starky to shreds on Question Time

Missed this :hammer: Will find it on iPlayer!

There is something sexy about Professor Brian Cox!  :-[
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on October 10, 2010, 09:51:45 PM
Anyone else watching Louis Theroux? :O
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on October 11, 2010, 07:46:26 AM
Anyone else watching Louis Theroux? :O

I Sky+'d it, any good?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on October 11, 2010, 08:23:13 AM
Put it this way. I wouldn't want to live in lagos. Not that i didn't know that already, but it was worth the watch!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: hebrew on October 11, 2010, 08:51:52 AM
Anyone else watching Louis Theroux? :O

I love Louis - is it a new series Manc?

I was stuck watching a three hour catch up of X Factor last night so didn't realise he was on
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgowdon on October 11, 2010, 10:51:35 AM
Watched TIE86, thought it was better than the movie (which I never enjoyed) but not that great.

Currently watching Whites and have enjoyed it thus far.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgow sheep on October 11, 2010, 12:14:28 PM


Currently watching Whites and have enjoyed it thus far.

Really?
I watched the first episode and thought it was terrible.  Haven't bothered with it since.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgowdon on October 13, 2010, 02:52:34 PM
Really?
I watched the first episode and thought it was terrible.  Haven't bothered with it since.

Second one was better - there's some one liners I enjoy.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: amp on October 13, 2010, 04:14:02 PM
The Inbetweeneers was particularly funny on Monday night.

Simon is dressed in polo shirt and chinos ready to play golf with his dad...

Neil: Simon you look like my cousin when he went for a job interview
Simon: Oh, is he a golf pro?
Neil: No, he's got Down's Syndrome.

Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on October 13, 2010, 08:05:00 PM
BBC4's A History of Horror.  Great stuff.  Its a three part series, part one was this week.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on October 23, 2010, 11:46:57 AM
Is it just me that thinks the Inbetweeners is poorly written, poorly acted, and over-rated?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on October 23, 2010, 01:04:57 PM
Is it just me that thinks the Inbetweeners is poorly written, poorly acted, and over-rated?

Yes
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: scotfree on October 23, 2010, 02:39:24 PM
Is it just me that thinks the Inbetweeners is poorly written, poorly acted, and over-rated?
No
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: tlg1903 on October 23, 2010, 03:29:23 PM
Is it just me that thinks the Inbetweeners is poorly written, poorly acted, and over-rated?

I watched the first episode not so long ago and it just didnt grab me, thought it was cliched nonsense
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on October 23, 2010, 04:15:16 PM
Is it just me that thinks the Inbetweeners is poorly written, poorly acted, and over-rated?

No, but I like it.

Anyone else watch The Event? Watched the double dunt last night and thought it was pretty good.

That and Phone Shop, I appreciate it isn't everyone's cup of darjeeling but I found it hilarious!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on October 23, 2010, 08:12:31 PM
Aye seen the phone shop the other day, cracking wee show. Been told to watch the event, apparently a cross between lost and 24? Is it on channel 4?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on October 24, 2010, 11:40:26 AM
Aye seen the phone shop the other day, cracking wee show. Been told to watch the event, apparently a cross between lost and 24? Is it on channel 4?

Aye man, it seems to have a few elements from other progs/movies.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Harcus on October 25, 2010, 08:57:12 AM
I thought the third series of Inbetweeners was nowhere near as good as the previous two, glad they stopped it when they did.

Also enjoying Phone Shop, it's decent.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: amp on October 25, 2010, 03:47:38 PM
The Inbetweeners final episode was a bit dissapointing.

Enjoying the new series of The Office (American version) on Comedy Central.

The Apprentice - not everyone's cup of tea, but I am enjoying the latest series.

Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Madbadteacher on October 25, 2010, 10:58:18 PM
Fuck me, I thought US TV shows were moronic!

Stuck in a hotel bar watching £1M drop...................where do they find these contestants? Do you have to fail an intelligence and taste test combined? How thick/annoying do you have to be?

This is fucking PAINFUL.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: hebrew on October 25, 2010, 11:05:39 PM
The Inbetweeners final episode was a bit dissapointing.

Enjoying the new series of The Office (American version) on Comedy Central.

The Apprentice - not everyone's cup of tea, but I am enjoying the latest series.

I love it - first series I have watched  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: dave_min on October 25, 2010, 11:43:49 PM
Stuck in a hotel

Me too  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on October 26, 2010, 08:29:43 AM
I've only watched a few episodes of the apprentice so far but absolutely love all the back stabbing. Great seeing Scum fight each other.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: maverick sheep on October 26, 2010, 07:00:23 PM
Just watched 1st series of Breaking Bad on dvd.

Now need to order up series twa! Tis goooood
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on October 30, 2010, 12:54:36 PM
Lip Service!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on November 09, 2010, 10:46:59 PM
Thoughts on The Trip?
All a bit odd but weirdly amusing in parts. Coogan appears to be fully playing up to his tabloid persona.
How much fucking food did they eat last night!!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on November 11, 2010, 11:00:28 PM
Thoughts on The Trip?
All a bit odd but weirdly amusing in parts. Coogan appears to be fully playing up to his tabloid persona.
How much fucking good did they eat last night!!

I quite liked it but I liked A Cock and Bull Story too. Probably going to stick with it.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on November 12, 2010, 10:25:23 PM
Peep Show returns on Ch4, 26th November
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BigAl on November 13, 2010, 09:33:58 AM
Started series 2 the other day. Quite enjoying it although it makes me wanna smoke crystal meth.

Stick with it, seen all three series and well worth watching :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on November 15, 2010, 10:22:26 PM
I quite liked it but I liked A Cock and Bull Story too. Probably going to stick with it.

Brydon's impressions are brilliant!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on November 16, 2010, 09:28:28 AM
I thought it was a great watch last night!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on November 16, 2010, 11:01:34 AM
I thought it was a great watch last night!

It is pretty good eh? The wit and impressions cut to fuck at times with the pretty biting slagging each gives.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on November 23, 2010, 03:38:25 PM
Last night's episode was easily the best so far, definitely a slow burner.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Madbadteacher on November 23, 2010, 10:16:46 PM
BBC 4's "It's Only a Theory" on iPlayer.

I just find Reginald D Hunter very very funny! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on November 24, 2010, 01:00:14 PM
BBC 4's "It's Only a Theory" on iPlayer.

I just find Reginald D Hunter very very funny! :thumbsup:

Reg D Hunter is excellent. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on November 28, 2010, 09:31:08 PM
Watching the Trump show on BBC2 right, pretty interesting so far!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: caledonia on November 28, 2010, 10:47:26 PM
Watching the Trump show on BBC2 right, pretty interesting so far!

Interesting stuff whether you are for or against the Aberdeenshire development.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Tyrant on November 29, 2010, 11:51:34 AM
Watching the Trump show on BBC2 right, pretty interesting so far!


Aye I watched a wee bit of it until something else came on. I can't remember what I was actually waiting for.  :-\
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on November 29, 2010, 09:30:09 PM
Caught a bit of this coppers thing on C4 for the first time, unsurprisingly the police (at least to me) are coming across as retards and committing offences a non-police officer would be arrested for.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Stewart on December 01, 2010, 09:43:49 AM
Frankie Boyles Tramadol Nights.

What a load of pish.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on December 01, 2010, 09:50:16 AM
Frankie Boyles Tramadol Nights.

What a load of pish.

Agreed, shock for shock's sake really.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on December 01, 2010, 10:03:53 AM
Frankie Boyles Tramadol Nights.

What a load of pish.

Saw a bit of it, it was shite - then realised that the Scotland grandslam program was on the BBC. Now that was an excellent program.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Ptayles on December 01, 2010, 10:20:47 AM
Watched 5 mins of Tramadol Nights then gave up...It was shite
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Post by: baggy89 on December 01, 2010, 10:48:40 AM
Frankie Boyles Tramadol Nights.

What a load of pish.
Agreed, shock for shock's sake really.
Saw a bit of it, it was shite - then realised that the Scotland grandslam program was on the BBC. Now that was an excellent program.
Watched 5 mins of Tramadol Nights then gave up...It was shite

^^^^All of this^^^^

Shyte sketches intermingled with forced bits of stand up that I heard last week when watching his latest DVD.
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Post by: maverick sheep on December 07, 2010, 10:38:43 PM
Any Human Heart.

Aquired taste probably but I've been liking it. Been 3 of 4 eps so far. Probably all on 4oD.
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Post by: caledonia on December 07, 2010, 10:40:22 PM
Springsteen documentary on BBC just now
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on December 07, 2010, 10:45:30 PM
Any Human Heart.

Aquired taste probably but I've been liking it. Been 3 of 4 eps so far. Probably all on 4oD.

Yes.
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Post by: Harcus on December 08, 2010, 12:58:16 PM
^^^^All of this^^^^

Shyte sketches intermingled with forced bits of stand up that I heard last week when watching his latest DVD.

gave it a second go last night. Really fucking bad. Won't be watching again.
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Post by: Kowalski on December 08, 2010, 10:00:35 PM
A scandalous decision in tonight's Apprentice.  I can't believe that cock Stuart is through to the interview stage.
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Post by: mizer on December 08, 2010, 10:13:25 PM
A scandalous decision in tonight's Apprentice.  I can't believe that cock Stuart is through to the interview stage.

He has got a field of ponies though
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Post by: Madbadteacher on December 08, 2010, 10:42:18 PM
Next manager of AFC. Sugar's secret "new business"  ;D
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: baggy89 on December 08, 2010, 10:49:10 PM
He has got a field of ponies though

21 ponies?
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Post by: hebrew on December 09, 2010, 07:09:13 AM
A scandalous decision in tonight's Apprentice.  I can't believe that cock Stuart is through to the interview stage.

He is actually growing on me but I want Stella to win, tho it has to be said that none of them are setting the heather alight now
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Post by: BigAl on December 09, 2010, 07:44:40 AM
Am I the only person in the UK that has never watched so much as one minute of the Apprentice ?
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Post by: manc_don on December 09, 2010, 08:32:38 AM
Am I the only person in the UK that has never watched so much as one minute of the Apprentice ?

Yes :D

Cracking show last night. Can't  believe he escaped the cut, is he not really young? Don't think he's mentioned it before...
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Post by: Kowalski on December 09, 2010, 08:34:00 AM
I think it's between Stella and James, I don't like any of the others.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on December 09, 2010, 09:39:44 AM
Am I the only person in the UK that has never watched so much as one minute of the Apprentice ?

I have watched approximately one minute. Nothing more since and nothing will I watch. Fucking disgraceful people with a fucking disgrace of a ringleader, nauseating stuff.
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on December 09, 2010, 09:55:29 AM
Am I the only person in the UK that has never watched so much as one minute of the Apprentice ?

No. I've never watched it either. Load of reality TV shite.

Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on December 09, 2010, 10:03:57 AM
I think you guys are actually looking for the 'What Have You Not Been Watching on TV?' thread..............
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Post by: Andrew on December 09, 2010, 04:11:12 PM
I can't believe he sacked Liz. I really liked her as well.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgow sheep on December 09, 2010, 06:07:39 PM
QT might be interesting tonight after the Fees vote. Charlie Kennedy is on too I believe
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on December 09, 2010, 06:10:57 PM
QT might be interesting tonight after the Fees vote. Charlie Kennedy is on too I believe

He's not listed on the Sky listings but I'll tune in anyway.  He'll have voted against it.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Azteca1903 on December 12, 2010, 03:44:09 PM
New series of Peep Show. Bit of a slow start, but the latest episode is superb  :thumbsup:
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on December 12, 2010, 04:18:01 PM
New series of Peep Show. Bit of a slow start, but the latest episode is superb  :thumbsup:

aye, Friday's was excellent, Super Hans coming back for his crack with the plank of wood was ace!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on December 13, 2010, 10:10:27 AM
A guy I know is doing come dine with me this week, going to be funny to see what the voice over guy has to say about him.
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Post by: dave_min on December 15, 2010, 04:43:50 AM
Desperate Fishwives. Fantastic show. I had a proper LOL when it was on. Much better than your pishy Weegie Chewin' The Fat.
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on December 15, 2010, 09:35:00 AM
Desperate Fishwives. Fantastic show. I had a proper LOL when it was on. Much better than your pishy Weegie Chewin' The Fat.

I watched that last night.

I'm cut 50/50 on it. Thought some of it was pish, and the rest just really pish.
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Post by: capitalsharpie on December 15, 2010, 10:33:50 AM
Desperate Fishwives. Fantastic show. I had a proper LOL when it was on. Much better than your pishy Weegie Chewin' The Fat.

I thocht it wiz funny inna. 

I thought it was a breath of fresh air hearing my local diaslect on tv for a change. I get fed up with weegie "banter"
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Post by: mizer on December 15, 2010, 11:10:51 AM
Some of it was good, but indeed some was dire. Clearly still too set up for radio but would be interesting to see what they could do with a decent budget.
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Post by: Kowalski on December 15, 2010, 09:57:38 PM
The Apprentice  :wave:

Great stuff.  Stuart finally got what he deserved.
Stella to win.  Surprised Chris edged it over Jamie.
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Post by: bloo_toon_red on December 15, 2010, 10:15:34 PM
Stella to win.
Stella's been winning it from day one in my opinion.

Although I've got to admit I've been distraught since Sandeesh left, those eyes were hypnotic.
(http://www.eveningstar.co.uk/polopoly_fs/showbiz_apprentice_161638_1_729827!image/305440054.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_225/305440054.jpg)
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Post by: mizer on December 15, 2010, 10:15:56 PM
The Apprentice  :wave:

Great stuff.  Stuart finally got what he deserved.
Stella to win.  Surprised Chris edged it over Jamie.

What you said
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Post by: Azteca1903 on December 15, 2010, 11:13:03 PM
The Apprentice  :wave:

Great stuff.  Stuart finally got what he deserved.
Stella to win.  Surprised Chris edged it over Jamie.

Just watched it on iplayer - brilliant comeuppance. "You're full of shit."  ;D
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Post by: hebrew on December 16, 2010, 07:28:54 AM
The Apprentice  :wave:

Great stuff.  Stuart finally got what he deserved.
Stella to win.  Surprised Chris edged it over Jamie.

I couldn't stand Jamie - Stella must win tho looking at the preview of next week it looks close
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Harcus on December 16, 2010, 08:41:09 AM
Further to Mizer's proposed "What haven't you been watching on TV" thread, I avoided A Night of Heroes: the Sun Military Awards like the fucking plague. Teary-eyed fucking shite, part of the right-wing media's agenda that seems to be pushing the opinion that anyone who signs up for the military is a "hero" by default. Cunts. IMO.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Harcus on December 16, 2010, 05:25:52 PM
A guy I know is doing come dine with me this week, going to be funny to see what the voice over guy has to say about him.

I'm assuming it's the camp one you know?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgowdon on December 16, 2010, 08:40:40 PM
Been watching some of 30for30 on ESPN Classic. Some of them have been great, others not so much.

Anyone caught any?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on December 17, 2010, 12:32:32 AM
Desperate Fishwives. Fantastic show. I had a proper LOL when it was on. Much better than your pishy Weegie Chewin' The Fat.

Possibly up there among the worst comedy sketch shows I've ever seen. Truly awful stuff. What did you find funny about it?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: dave_min on December 17, 2010, 01:20:40 AM
Possibly up there among the worst comedy sketch shows I've ever seen. Truly awful stuff. What did you find funny about it?

The sketches mainly.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on December 17, 2010, 08:55:55 AM
Dinna bother with him Dave - it wasn't "pure gallous gles-gay banter, by the way" so he winna get it.

If they're nae shouting "jobby" - weedgies winna like it

In 'weegie' or doric, there was nothing funny about the sketches. Guess the weight of the cowshit? Eh? I never thought I would see a program worse than Burnistoun but Desperate Fishwives has managed it in one fell swoop. Totally awful stuff that seemed like it was written by schoolkids. The radio stuff is brilliant, why haven't they kept up the standard that was set there?

Chewing the fat had some classic sketches, regardless of which scottish demographic it was written for. It also had some utterly terrible stuff but DF has nothing at all, I couldn't even force out a laugh. The main joke seemed to be "isnt speaking in doric hilarious". The answer being no, obviously.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: smooth on December 17, 2010, 09:13:58 AM
Been watching some of 30for30 on ESPN Classic. Some of them have been great, others not so much.

Anyone caught any?

i've seen a few.  Reggie Miller vs the Knicks was excellent, Without Bias was decent, wasn't overly impressed with the U or Jimmy the Greek,  Can't recall any others, i did see the feature length story about Vlade Divac et al the Yugoslavian split, which was excellent
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Post by: glasgowdon on December 17, 2010, 11:01:47 AM
i've seen a few.  Reggie Miller vs the Knicks was excellent, Without Bias was decent, wasn't overly impressed with the U or Jimmy the Greek,  Can't recall any others, i did see the feature length story about Vlade Divac et al the Yugoslavian split, which was excellent

Straight Outta LA was quality.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on December 19, 2010, 09:08:28 PM
Roll on the apprentice final!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgowdon on December 19, 2010, 10:14:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9vwJ40p5Ew
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgowdon on December 19, 2010, 10:57:39 PM
I rest my case.

About as unfunny as Limmy.

What's not funny about someone going ballistic and losing the plot?

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Post by: Sonoftherock on December 19, 2010, 11:48:06 PM
I rest my case.

About as unfunny as Limmy.

Each to their own I guess..  Chewin' the fat was a low-brow comedy... sure, it wasn't witty or clever, but speaking as someone who grew up in Scotland, I found some of the observational humour pretty funny.

Limmy simply had no redeeming features.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on December 20, 2010, 07:44:31 AM
Roll on the apprentice final!

Watched it when I got back from the cinema.  Thought Stella might struggle as she seemed to pick all the odd balls but she deserved to win IMHO.  Although she shouldn't have gotten personal on Chris in the boardroom.
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Post by: baggy89 on December 20, 2010, 11:08:20 AM
Watched it when I got back from the cinema.  Thought Stella might struggle as she seemed to pick all the odd balls but she deserved to win IMHO.  Although she shouldn't have gotten personal on Chris in the boardroom.

I thought that might have been what swung it for her (although I think Sugar had her picked as the winner from the week when she project managed the boys team).
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on December 21, 2010, 07:51:57 PM
Watched the latest John Pilger documentary, about the media's role in war.  Some of it is quite astonishing.  The last 20 minutes showing the footage of the helicopter attack on innocent people in Baghdad is enough to make your blood boil!

http://www.itv.com/itvplayer/video/?Filter=198443
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgow sheep on December 21, 2010, 09:33:39 PM
Superb programme and should have been on at prime time rather than hidden late at night. The most horrific thing for me was the exponential rise in civilian deaths and the direct targetting of them. And yet strangely only the defeated end up in the dock in the Hague.
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Post by: fatjim on December 21, 2010, 09:42:55 PM
Superb programme and should have been on at prime time rather than hidden late at night. The most horrific thing for me was the exponential rise in civilian deaths and the direct targetting of them. And yet strangely only the defeated end up in the dock in the Hague.

To actually have someone point out that a million Iraqis have died as a result of the invasion was needed. Folk here bubbling about 300 odd british soldiers. that is a totally insignificant amount of people compared to a million. It is no wonder that there are people being radicalised in this country. 
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Post by: glasgow sheep on December 21, 2010, 09:49:49 PM
Quite.
 
10% of deaths were civilian in WW1 but by Iraq 90% were civilian. Horrifying.
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Post by: BrownyBrown on December 21, 2010, 10:21:56 PM
Quite.
 
10% of deaths were civilian in WW1 but by Iraq 90% were civilian. Horrifying.

But surely we have more sophisticated guided weapons, intelligence and modern warfare techniques these days no? And less of the indiscriminate 'dumb' bombs and air raid type offensives are carried out compared to WWII.

Surely the statistics should be going the other way?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgow sheep on December 21, 2010, 10:52:53 PM
You would think wouldn't you.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: King Street Loon on December 21, 2010, 11:17:35 PM
I've just downloaded & watched the latest Family Guy spoof of Star Wars. 'It's a Trap' based on Return of the Jedi.

It was watchable, but I think they've done it to death now.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Harcus on December 22, 2010, 01:21:41 AM
Anyone watched 'The Accused' series by Jimmy McGovern? Been no' bad.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Tyrant on December 22, 2010, 11:50:01 AM
Been watching Misfits on E4. Not usually my sort of thing but I've thoroughly enjoyed it.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: 14Fosters on December 22, 2010, 01:13:41 PM
Now that How Not to Live Your Life (brilliant by the way) is finished I only have Peep Show on my Sky+ series link.  Poor state of affairs really...
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Cowie on December 22, 2010, 04:06:25 PM
Currently away to sit down and watch season 2 of breaking bad.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgow sheep on December 22, 2010, 07:00:44 PM
Looks like a dvd or on demand stuff tonight as there is fuck all on the dozens of channels I have. Best I can find is a programme about nevermind on sky arts one
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: bilbobaggins on December 23, 2010, 07:25:08 AM
I've been watching Red Riding, again, on More 4.

Superb.
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Post by: manc_don on December 23, 2010, 10:07:49 AM
Looks like a dvd or on demand stuff tonight as there is fuck all on the dozens of channels I have. Best I can find is a programme about nevermind on sky arts one

Tv is brutal atm but I was quite gutted to miss the first top gear special the other day.
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Post by: Kowalski on December 23, 2010, 11:05:30 AM
Tv is brutal atm but I was quite gutted to miss the first top gear special the other day.

It wasn't brilliant but the Middle East one looks great!
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Post by: baggy89 on December 23, 2010, 11:56:17 AM
It wasn't brilliant but the Middle East one looks great!

Drive bys on the stig cut outs was amusing. I thought it was a little bit of an "eff uu" to the yanks in general for not hiring them as the presenters for American Top Gear, which is fucking awful btw.
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Post by: dave_min on December 23, 2010, 04:24:01 PM
Drive bys on the stig cut outs was amusing. I thought it was a little bit of an "eff uu" to the yanks in general for not hiring them as the presenters for American Top Gear, which is fucking awful btw.

They turned it down did they not? I remember reading Clarkson saying he refused to move to America to film it.
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Post by: baggy89 on December 23, 2010, 04:37:26 PM
They turned it down did they not? I remember reading Clarkson saying he refused to move to America to film it.

Clarkson's ego wouldn't allow him to accept that he had been turned down for anything.
Fairly sure I read something with James May where he was saying he thought that because they hadn't been arsed to  do a proper show reel for the Americans and had just cobbled bits together from the show with constant references to British culture, was probably the reason they hadn't been offered the gig.
Either way they've had the last laugh, I didn't even make it 10 minutes into the first episode.
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Post by: glasgow sheep on December 23, 2010, 11:06:38 PM
Caught Juno on Film4 which I hadn't seen before and thoroughly enjoyed. Excellent film and superb performances from the two lead actors.           
 
Also noticed an advert for the latest 'fockers' film. De Niro, what the fuck happened?
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on December 23, 2010, 11:16:40 PM
Caught Juno on Film4 which I hadn't seen before and thoroughly enjoyed. Excellent film and superb performances from the two lead actors.           
 
Also noticed an advert for the latest 'fockers' film. De Niro, what the fuck happened?

Yeah, Juno is excellent. Di Niro has hocked his arse to the devil.
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Post by: Kowalski on December 25, 2010, 08:22:39 PM
What a terrible day of TV so far today. Chances of the Royle Family saving the day?!
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Post by: BigAl on December 25, 2010, 08:36:19 PM
What a terrible day of TV so far today. Chances of the Royle Family saving the day?!

Something must....surely ::)
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Post by: Madbadteacher on December 25, 2010, 09:42:37 PM
What a terrible day of TV so far today. Chances of the Royle Family saving the day?!

No. Total shite. Always has been. End of.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on December 25, 2010, 10:01:37 PM
Royle Family back to its former glory. Much better than last Xmas.
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Post by: minijc on December 25, 2010, 10:07:28 PM
Royle Family back to its former glory. Much better than last Xmas.
I enjoyed that, some classic lines in it and even the predictable bits were great.
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Post by: centraldon on December 26, 2010, 10:57:50 AM
Royle Family back to its former glory. Much better than last Xmas.
Absolutely. Two years ago was one of the funniest Xmas day programmes ever. Last years was the opposite. But last nights was more of the good stuff. Loved the fart awareness method, just need to find a gullible volunteer to take the rap.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on December 26, 2010, 11:15:31 AM
No. Total shite. Always has been. End of.

Wrong.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on December 26, 2010, 11:27:51 AM
Thank god for the Royle Family! TV was absolutely atrocious yesterday. Even the films were pish.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on December 26, 2010, 11:29:54 AM
Thank god for the Royle Family! TV was absolutely atrocious yesterday. Even the films were pish.

Indeed, I was verrry verrrry drunk at the time but I do remember laughing like fuck at the Royles.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on December 26, 2010, 09:21:01 PM
Top Gear Middle East special was a winner!  Loved the ending!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on December 26, 2010, 09:27:53 PM
Top Gear Middle East special was a winner!  Loved the ending!

Absolute classic, best one they've done for a while. Just confirmed that I wanted to head out to Syria one day. Looks like a beautiful country. I did laugh when James may got injured though :D
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Post by: mizer on December 26, 2010, 09:34:06 PM
Absolute classic, best one they've done for a while. Just confirmed that I wanted to head out to Syria one day. Looks like a beautiful country. I did laugh when James may got injured though :D


That was quite funny Plus you got to see all the nannies they had looking after them
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Post by: manc_don on December 26, 2010, 09:36:24 PM

That was quite funny Plus you got to see all the nannies they had looking after them

I thought the soldiers looking after may in Iraq looked well pissed off that he was bringing so much attention.
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Post by: maverick sheep on December 26, 2010, 10:53:44 PM
Absolute classic, best one they've done for a while. Just confirmed that I wanted to head out to Syria one day. Looks like a beautiful country. I did laugh when James may got injured though :D

Damascus is one of the places I wanna go most of all. Not sure what is in the rest of the country tho.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on December 27, 2010, 11:26:30 PM
Just watched Charlie Brookers 2010 wipe, excellent stuff.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on December 27, 2010, 11:42:42 PM
Just watched Charlie Brookers 2010 wipe, excellent stuff.

Yes.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on December 27, 2010, 11:53:17 PM
Watching QoS for the first time in years. What a wanker Matt Dawson is.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Madbadteacher on December 28, 2010, 12:11:20 AM
Watched the Geldof/Goldsmith thing on iPlayer. Quite enjoyed it.

Brought back memories of watching LiveAid!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on January 03, 2011, 11:11:20 PM
Just watched never mind the buzzcocks with Frankie Boyle, good to see him back on fire with some cracking jokes.
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Post by: minijc on January 03, 2011, 11:19:07 PM
The ones he wasn't allowed to do were much better, he read the script out on his tour of what he planned to say.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on January 03, 2011, 11:53:54 PM
The ones he wasn't allowed to do were much better, he read the script out on his tour of what he planned to say.

Fit were they then?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: minijc on January 04, 2011, 11:03:51 AM
Can't really remember them all but the joke he done for the song "3 is the magic number" was different, he wanted to say "ofcourse 3 is the magic number, anything older and they can tell on you" or something like that, it was ages ago since I went to see him.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on January 04, 2011, 01:11:34 PM
Can't really remember them all but the joke he done for the song "3 is the magic number" was different, he wanted to say "ofcourse 3 is the magic number, anything older and they can tell on you" or something like that, it was ages ago since I went to see him.

The fingering joke he used instead was still excellent as Michelle Williams reaction was hilarious.
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Post by: minijc on January 04, 2011, 01:46:44 PM
Aye, she done well considering, she is a patron for an Aids charity, Frankie had loads of aids jokes and also she doesn't like when the other two from the band get more mentions than her, his intro for her was great.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: maverick sheep on January 04, 2011, 02:46:37 PM
finally saw screenwipe 2010. Was shit.

Big fan of Brooker but that show doesn't work anymore. Probably because TV is so much worse with each new year.

The news has been satirized to death long before the end of the year and all else there is on telly that lots of people watch are the awful reality tv shows.

Brooker sending those up does nothing for me as I already know they're shit and don't need someone smuggling them into my life when I've just about managed to avoid them all year.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: dave_min on January 04, 2011, 02:56:06 PM
finally saw screenwipe 2010. Was shit.

Big fan of Brooker but that show doesn't work anymore. Probably because TV is so much worse with each new year.

The news has been satirized to death long before the end of the year and all else there is on telly that lots of people watch are the awful reality tv shows.

Brooker sending those up does nothing for me as I already know they're shit and don't need someone smuggling them into my life when I've just about managed to avoid them all year.

I thought it was alright tbh be honest. Not his best (by far) but a rather enjoyable hour of TV I thought.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: tsr on January 04, 2011, 04:49:10 PM
Famous and Fearless, total shite.
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on January 05, 2011, 08:38:45 AM
Famous and Fearless, total shite.

Watched about 30 odd minutes of the first one, nothing happened. Absolute cunt bucket of a show.
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Post by: minijc on January 06, 2011, 09:30:19 PM
Not going out, on bbc1, love this show.
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on January 06, 2011, 09:38:44 PM
Derren Brown - Enigma on Ch4 just now, i was at this tour and it was amazing, well worth a watch.
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Post by: Harcus on January 06, 2011, 10:21:09 PM
Not going out, on bbc1, love this show.

Jesus, you must be fishing. It's got to rival Miranda as the most god awful piece of 'comedy' on television. Really fucking bad.
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Post by: glasgow sheep on January 06, 2011, 10:33:00 PM
I hate Derren Brown.
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on January 07, 2011, 12:28:31 AM
I hate Derren Brown.

This.
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on January 07, 2011, 12:29:36 AM
Derren Brown - Enigma on Ch4 just now, i was at this tour and it was amazing, well worth a watch.

Stick to being a sun dial mate, cannot stand the geezer!
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Post by: dave_min on January 07, 2011, 02:35:43 AM
I hate Derren Brown.

What channel is that on?
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Post by: coopy100 on January 07, 2011, 08:05:58 AM
Watched the first part of the Sinking of the LAconia last night. Really interesting. Second part on tonight at 9 pm on BBC2.
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Post by: bilbobaggins on January 07, 2011, 02:27:19 PM
The Ashes. I've been watching TV to ridiculous times but it's done now. Some truly great stuff.

 
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Post by: maverick sheep on January 07, 2011, 02:52:36 PM
The Ashes. I've been watching TV to ridiculous times but it's done now. Some truly great stuff.

Just leave.
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Post by: manc_don on January 07, 2011, 03:01:13 PM
The Ashes. I've been watching TV to ridiculous times but it's done now. Some truly great stuff.

I was annoyed the ashes highlights were only on at 10PM. Some cracking cricket played over the series and fully deserved. Is Ponting still captain, or are they just going to usher him to the sides? Nothing like seeing the convicts losing on their own doorstep :D
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Post by: bilbobaggins on January 07, 2011, 03:21:21 PM
Just leave.

Nae a fan I take it.

 ;)
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Post by: King Street Loon on January 07, 2011, 03:35:08 PM
Cricket sucks balls.
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Post by: Torryloon on January 07, 2011, 03:42:14 PM
Watched the first part of the Sinking of the LAconia last night. Really interesting. Second part on tonight at 9 pm on BBC2.

I watched it as well. very compulsive viewing. It was a turning point in the U boat operations apparently.
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Post by: minijc on January 07, 2011, 04:55:37 PM
Jesus, you must be fishing. It's got to rival Miranda as the most god awful piece of 'comedy' on television. Really fucking bad.
Nope, I really like it, the one liners in it are great, Tim Vine is an outstanding comic.
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Post by: BrownyBrown on January 07, 2011, 10:13:53 PM
Watched 3 part wildlife documentary 'The Bear Family and Me' this week, about scottish wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan who follows a wild Black Bear family.

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Post by: manc_don on January 07, 2011, 10:20:25 PM
Watched 3 part wildlife documentary 'The Bear Family and Me' this week, about scottish wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan who follows a wild Black Bear family.

That was great! The Polar bear one has been my fave though. The commentary on that was hilarious.

I just couldn't get that they'd choose to hunt those bears! I was hoping they'd rip the shooting posts down.
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Post by: BrownyBrown on January 07, 2011, 10:26:22 PM
Not got that far yet as I'm still watching on Sky+.  :thumbsup:

I couldn't believe that he took his young kids within touching distance of wild bears!
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Post by: manc_don on January 07, 2011, 10:31:48 PM
Not got that far yet as I'm still watching on Sky+.  :thumbsup:

I couldn't believe that he took his young kids within touching distance of wild bears!

Ah right, I assumed it was all part of the same programme, but i only caught this weeks, so will have to watch the others. The Polar bears were last week and had remote camaras. Snow ball cam was amusing. I'd check that out on iPlayer as well!
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Post by: Madbadteacher on January 08, 2011, 09:15:29 PM
Old Bruce Lee movies on a channel advertising

"Films that Don't Suck"   ;D

Honest!
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Post by: tlg1903 on January 10, 2011, 09:37:48 PM
Rich hall the dirty south is on BBC 4 right now, first half hour has been really good.  On for another 50 mins
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Post by: glasgow sheep on January 10, 2011, 09:47:43 PM
Rich hall the dirty south is on BBC 4 right now, first half hour has been really good.  On for another 50 mins

repeat, excellent stuff

I see Shameless is back for another series tonight.  Lets hope it continues on the slightly improved form of last season as opposed to the dross it descended into after the first two excellent series.
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Post by: tlg1903 on January 10, 2011, 10:31:17 PM
That was excellent, rich hall has a wonderfull way with words and phenomenal delivery
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Post by: granite sheep on January 10, 2011, 11:30:01 PM
Good couple of hours telly tonight, watched the Horizon docu about measurement of temperature, very interesting stuff. Then came Shameless, I've only got into it from last series, great episode, bit wi Mimi Maguire tryin to find the father o her kid was funny as fuck. Mickey the poof, on form as ever, but Frank's stagger and Libby's hen night- best bit o the show. Liking this daily thing for the first 5 parts tho! One question, far's Frank's poofy son gone, and is Joe defo deid?
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Post by: s1dnk on January 11, 2011, 11:26:12 AM
Missed Shameless last night, gutted. Another one who only really started watching it last series although I did watch most of the first series. Will set them to record and watch them when I get home.

Anybody watch Underbelly? Got the boxset but not sure if I can be bothered with it as I've just started watching the Sopranos again from the first series.
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Post by: mizer on January 17, 2011, 09:34:54 PM
Horizon on BBC2, my heids hurting with the physics insanity of 'reality'.
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Post by: hebrew on January 18, 2011, 09:12:35 PM
One Born Every Minute....................................ooh cuddly babies  ;D
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Post by: manc_don on January 19, 2011, 08:29:56 AM
One Born Every Minute....................................ooh cuddly babies  ;D

Bunny boiler ;)

Been meaning to watch shameless and got all but the last episode recorded. I've already watched the first two and they were as good as ever :) just need to find the time to catch up now!
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Post by: BigAl on January 20, 2011, 07:20:39 PM
Anybody watch Underbelly? Got the boxset but not sure if I can be bothered with it as I've just started watching the Sopranos again from the first series.

Had the boxset before it was on telly here, enjoyed it at that time, watched it again when on telly last year and thought it was pish. Have season 2 downloaded but not even bothered to start watching it yet.
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Post by: El Padre™ on January 23, 2011, 07:17:02 PM
Currently watching Steven Seagal: Lawman  :thumbsup:
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Post by: 14Fosters on January 23, 2011, 10:50:11 PM
New series of Top Gear.  Gets sillier by the series, what was the point of the last "race"?  Getting less entertaining, and I don't know why they bothered with another Stig...

Skins back this week.  Was having a look and the new cast look like they are going to be a bunch of annoying cunts.  Hope it makes entertaining tv though...
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Post by: glasgow sheep on January 24, 2011, 10:24:15 AM
New series of Top Gear.  Gets sillier by the series, what was the point of the last "race"?  Getting less entertaining, and I don't know why they bothered with another Stig...

Skins back this week.  Was having a look and the new cast look like they are going to be a bunch of annoying cunts.  Hope it makes entertaining tv though...

Aren't they always annoying Cunts in Skins? I thought that was the point?
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Post by: 14Fosters on January 24, 2011, 01:25:51 PM
Aren't they always annoying Cunts in Skins? I thought that was the point?

Yeah, probably right to a degree.  There are normally a few endearing enough in amongst them that you don't hate them all though...
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Post by: Kowalski on January 24, 2011, 08:10:02 PM
New series of Top Gear.  Gets sillier by the series, what was the point of the last "race"?  Getting less entertaining, and I don't know why they bothered with another Stig...

The Skoda review was alright but they seem to be running out of ideas.  The 911 piece was embarrassing.  I couldn't give a fuck about Hammond's boner for the 911.
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Post by: mizer on January 24, 2011, 09:47:39 PM
Horizon on BBC2 - Absolute retards, but Aids guy is funny!
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Post by: manc_don on January 26, 2011, 08:00:33 AM
Yeah, probably right to a degree.  There are normally a few endearing enough in amongst them that you don't hate them all though...

That on tomorrow night? Watched silent witness the other day. Surprisingly good, never watched it before.
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Post by: 14Fosters on January 26, 2011, 08:30:30 AM
Aye, starts tomorrow at 10 on E4.  My Sky dish seems to be struggling with all 4 channels just now apart from More4+1, so not sure if I will get it...
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Post by: Azteca1903 on January 26, 2011, 10:41:26 AM
Charlie Brooker's new show. Reliably good.
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Post by: glasgow sheep on January 27, 2011, 11:22:01 PM
Why in god's name have they got Katie Apprentice on Question Time? What a thoroughly vile, ignorant, thatcherite bitch.
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Post by: mizer on January 27, 2011, 11:31:37 PM
Why in god's name have they got Katie Apprentice on Question Time? What a thoroughly vile, ignorant, thatcherite bitch.

I think she may be standing for the BNP next time round  :-\
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Post by: Cowie on January 28, 2011, 12:54:25 AM
Currently getting through Sons of Anarchy, almost at the end of season one - heard mixed reviews, but seems ok so far.

Quite looking forward to seeing Boardwalk Empire on Sky Atlantic when it starts - trailers look good.
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Post by: manc_don on January 28, 2011, 08:04:39 AM
Currently getting through Sons of Anarchy, almost at the end of season one - heard mixed reviews, but seems ok so far.

Quite looking forward to seeing Boardwalk Empire on Sky Atlantic when it starts - trailers look good.

I've seen the trailers for that too, cast looks pretty good!
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Post by: Kowalski on February 04, 2011, 10:47:30 AM
Another fairly interesting documentary from Louis Theroux last night, about the West Bank in Israel.  A fair few loony's on both sides.
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Post by: hebrew on February 06, 2011, 07:54:17 AM
Human Planet which is excellent and Embarrassing Bodies which can be gruesome but fascinating at the same time   :thumbsup:
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Post by: Reekie_Red on February 06, 2011, 08:08:28 AM
Human Planet which is excellent

One of the few natural-world documentaries that I've been glued to.

Other worthy contenders include "Earth: The Power Of The Planets" and "Stephen Hawking: The Story Of Everything"
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on February 06, 2011, 10:41:05 PM
there's a good documentary on Fleetwood Mac coming on BBC4 in 2mins.

It's a repeat but it's really good and I really love Stevie Nicks.

Did you know that William Shatner once asked her to marry him?

But she said "no" as she didn't want to be known as Stevie Shatner-Nicks.

True story.
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Post by: manc_don on February 07, 2011, 08:41:24 AM
Currently getting through Sons of Anarchy, almost at the end of season one - heard mixed reviews, but seems ok so far.

Quite looking forward to seeing Boardwalk Empire on Sky Atlantic when it starts - trailers look good.

Finally got to see the first episode of boardwalk empire yesterday, pretty good so far. Nice and bloody too.
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Post by: Kowalski on February 07, 2011, 07:45:36 PM
One of the few natural-world documentaries that I've been glued to.

John Hurt is a superb narrator for it, but that scene with the toasted tarantulas was tough to watch!
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Post by: Madbadteacher on February 08, 2011, 01:02:50 AM
there's a good documentary on Fleetwood Mac coming on BBC4 in 2mins.

It's a repeat but it's really good and I really love Stevie Nicks.

Did you know that William Shatner once asked her to marry him?

But she said "no" as she didn't want to be known as Stevie Shatner-Nicks.

True story.










did I ever teach you? That's one of MY jokes !
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Post by: baggy89 on February 08, 2011, 10:13:13 AM
Finally got to see the first episode of boardwalk empire yesterday, pretty good so far. Nice and bloody too.

Watched the whole series in American time. Wait till Jimmy's mate Richard comes into to it. The scene with Liam in the Coffee shop, brilliant! And I think Michael Kenneth Williams may have found, in Chalky White, a character at least as cool as Omar.
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Post by: Cowie on February 10, 2011, 07:55:41 PM
Got a couple of TV series on the go just now - Sky Atlantic means there is not enough hours in the day..

However, I have just finished watching Sons  of Anarchy season two.  Its great.

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Post by: glasgow sheep on February 24, 2011, 10:47:01 PM
So this weeks panel on Question Time. Who is the most unbearable? Janice Street Teeth or Fraser-edinburgh toff- the Spectator editor.
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Post by: glasgow sheep on February 24, 2011, 10:59:32 PM
Fucking hell. Is Peter Hain talking some amount of shit. It's ok to sell weapons to dictatorships apparently as we tell them to behave and not use them against their own people or be naughty. Is he fucking mental? Jesus i'm even agreeing with Fraser Nelson!
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Post by: mizer on February 24, 2011, 11:00:48 PM
Fucking hell. Is Peter Hain talking some amount of shit. It's ok to sell weapons to dictatorships apparently as we tell them to behave and not use them against their own people or be naughty. Is he fucking mental? Jesus i'm even agreeing with Fraser Nelson!

Aye, hes sounding as mental as Gaddafi
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Post by: mizer on February 24, 2011, 11:23:20 PM
Fraser Nelson - what a cunt!
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Post by: glasgow sheep on February 24, 2011, 11:46:14 PM
Total cunt
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Post by: Kowalski on February 27, 2011, 09:11:18 PM
The end of one of the poorer Top Gear series.  They do seem to be running out of ideas, although the moon buggy bit was excellent.
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Post by: manc_don on February 28, 2011, 04:20:50 PM
The end of one of the poorer Top Gear series.  They do seem to be running out of ideas, although the moon buggy bit was excellent.

Have to agree, I hope it's their last. I think it's run it's course as a format. Been a great programme, but it just seemed like they were trying to find new ideas and failing. Racing across england against the sun? Poor.
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Post by: tlg1903 on March 01, 2011, 10:08:13 AM
Yeah that was uber shit! 
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Post by: Kowalski on March 05, 2011, 07:29:29 PM
If you like your panel shows then there's a 24 hour panel show marathon for Comic Relief being streamed here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/rednoseday/24hourpanelpeople/

Full schedule here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/rednoseday/24hourpanelpeople/schedule.shtml
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Post by: Stewart on March 08, 2011, 01:52:14 PM
Did anyone else watch Mad Dogs?

Thought it was shite overall.
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Post by: Kowalski on March 08, 2011, 07:23:52 PM
Did anyone else watch Mad Dogs?

Thought it was shite overall.

I saw it.  Thought some of it was alright but the final episode was terrible.
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Post by: glasgow sheep on March 10, 2011, 10:02:53 PM
QT in auld reekie tonight.
I'm sure the panel won't have me throwing things at the TV this week.........oh:

Quote
David Dimbleby is joined in Edinburgh by Michael Moore MP, Douglas Alexander MP, Annabel Goldie MSP, Patrick Harvie MSP, Nicola Sturgeon MSP and Nick Ferrari.

Not often a Tory is the least objectionable individual on the panel, toss up between Alexander and Ferrari for über twat on this one.
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Post by: mizer on March 10, 2011, 11:39:36 PM
Nicola 'Rangers and Celtic are two great teams' Sturgeon  :hammer:
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Post by: El Padre™ on March 27, 2011, 11:02:24 PM
Incidentally theres a damn good film on BBC1 at 23.30 tonight.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: amp on April 06, 2011, 05:14:01 PM
Lambing Live is back on - I think it's an excellent programme, given that I come from a farming background. It's a shame about the bad weather causing interruptions to the programme, and I know exactly how much of a worry that weather will be for the farmer, as you lose a lot of lambs in the cold, driving rain.
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Post by: jmo on April 06, 2011, 06:59:29 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 thought the second season was the best thus far (I've watched up to about half of season 4).

Felt that Season 1 started slow but got good at the end, season two was amazing but season three was the worst so far. Good near the end but the first few episodes of season three I just thought dragged on compared to how good season two was.
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Post by: jmo on April 06, 2011, 07:09:53 PM
Missed Shameless last night, gutted. Another one who only really started watching it last series although I did watch most of the first series. Will set them to record and watch them when I get home.

Anybody watch Underbelly? Got the boxset but not sure if I can be bothered with it as I've just started watching the Sopranos again from the first series.

Thought Underbelly was alright, well the Australian version anyway. Watched an episode of it when it aired here and it inexplicably had a Scottish person doing a voice-over which made the whole thing seem like a crime-watch style programme.

The second season of Underbelly is better than the first though, so long as you ignore the absolutely atrocious Scottish accents by the two Aussie actors playing Scots.
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Post by: manc_don on April 24, 2011, 10:41:57 PM
Just watched "united" on the beeb. Thought it was a fantastic portrayal of the event. I assume it was dramatised for tv, but thought it was a gripping view. Well done BBC. I also read busby's son thought it was awful.
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on April 24, 2011, 10:53:58 PM
Just watched "united" on the beeb. Thought it was a fantastic portrayal of the event. I assume it was dramatised for tv, but thought it was a gripping view. Well done BBC. I also read busby's son thought it was awful.

Watched it as well manc, thought Dougray Scott was woeful as Busby.
Other than that it was good i thought, David Tenant was really good. Harry Gregg really was a massive hero though eh?
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Post by: dave_min on April 24, 2011, 11:03:37 PM
Thought it was good. Not fantastic though.

Was weird watching a football drama that didn't have any football in it though
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Post by: manc_don on April 24, 2011, 11:11:46 PM
Watched it as well manc, thought Dougray Scott was woeful as Busby.
Other than that it was good i thought, David Tenant was really good. Harry Gregg really was a massive hero though eh?

Easily the worst character, which was probably why his son thought it was shit. Nice cameo from a few of the auf wiedersehn pet guys. I don't really want to use the word, as it was a tragedy, but I thoroughly enjoyed that.
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Post by: Tyrant on April 26, 2011, 12:30:36 PM
I watched this as well. I thought it was pretty good.

Although I thought it was weird that prior to the airing of the program the BBC warned that it contained "images that some viewers may find disturbing". I have no idea what scenes they were referring to. A tiny bit of blood was all that was seen. I don't know how those scenes are distubing anymore!
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Post by: manc_don on April 28, 2011, 09:19:53 PM
Sir Bobby Charlton's programme is on BBC 2 now.
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Post by: dave_min on April 28, 2011, 09:55:50 PM
Sir Bobby Charlton's programme is on BBC 2 now.

You missed Porto v Villareal then - fantastic game. Porto are pretty shit.
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on April 29, 2011, 01:35:22 PM
Sir Bobby Charlton's programme is on BBC 2 now.

I watched that, was a bit surprised it didn't have a bit on him coming up against Pele in the 1970 World Cup. Not a bad programme though, he's looking old and maybe if he has Parkinson's.
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Post by: manc_don on April 29, 2011, 01:52:41 PM
I watched that, was a bit surprised it didn't have a bit on him coming up against Pele in the 1970 World Cup. Not a bad programme though, he's looking old and maybe if he has Parkinson's.

I said the same thing to my misses about that. I was very surprised how old he looked. Good programme though. A couple of my colleagues who are bitter reds, refused to watch either programme as it would expose their inability to be human. I.e. show emotion for a tragic event!
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Post by: Sharpie on April 29, 2011, 01:56:30 PM
I said the same thing to my misses about that. I was very surprised how old he looked. Good programme though. A couple of my colleagues who are bitter reds, refused to watch either programme as it would expose their inability to be human. I.e. show emotion for a tragic event!

A Mrs!? I go on holiday for a year and a half and come back to find you've got a Mrs!
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Post by: manc_don on April 29, 2011, 02:07:48 PM
A Mrs!? I go on holiday for a year and a half and come back to find you've got a Mrs!

Haha, shocking isn't it ;) Look forward to catching up in a couple of weeks!
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Post by: Stewart on April 29, 2011, 05:19:58 PM
I watched that, was a bit surprised it didn't have a bit on him coming up against Pele in the 1970 World Cup. Not a bad programme though, he's looking old and maybe if he has Parkinson's.

Thought the same about the Parkinson's.

Never realised how good Charlton actually was, but some of those goals were magnificent.
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on April 29, 2011, 09:21:25 PM
Thought the same about the Parkinson's.

Never realised how good Charlton actually was, but some of those goals were magnificent.

Aye, my grandad had it and it's a horrendous thing and it certainly looked as though old Bob had it.

My other grandad right enough didnt rate Charlton that highly and often remarked that Best and Law made him the player he was.  But he did love Willie Miller, Theo Snelders, Brian Grant and Hans Gillhaus... so, pretty good judge of player I'd say....  ;)
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Post by: Stewart on April 29, 2011, 09:38:58 PM
Aye, I never knew there was a 3rd Charlton brother.

Nae luck for him I suppose.
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Post by: manc_don on May 04, 2011, 09:23:53 PM
I watched that, was a bit surprised it didn't have a bit on him coming up against Pele in the 1970 World Cup. Not a bad programme though, he's looking old and maybe if he has Parkinson's.

I'm sure his head was shaking a fair bit at the game :(
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Post by: Azteca1903 on May 08, 2011, 01:48:48 PM
Just watched Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle on iplayer. Had me cackling like a madman at points.
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Post by: El Padre™ on May 08, 2011, 02:10:45 PM
BBC Scotland tonight, 9pm

Field of Blood. Gerrit watched.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0110f5y

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00grc4g
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on May 08, 2011, 05:19:21 PM
Another "one of yours" then?

Right up there with Phoo Action?
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Post by: El Padre™ on May 08, 2011, 05:36:15 PM
Another "one of yours" then?

Right up there with Phoo Action?

It's actually pretty good, worth a watch!
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on May 08, 2011, 06:16:12 PM
It's actually pretty good, worth a watch!

Nightshift is an enormous pain, anything that starts at 9pm you miss. Baws. I'll get it on i-player I expect.
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Post by: Kowalski on May 08, 2011, 07:01:26 PM
Right up there with Phoo Action?

 :lolabove:

Field of Blood looks like a good cast so might tune in.
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Post by: El Padre™ on May 08, 2011, 08:29:08 PM
Peter Capaldi, canny go wrong really!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on May 08, 2011, 10:00:08 PM
Peter Capaldi, canny go wrong really!  :thumbsup:

Pretty good! This morning i was down at the gym beside where a lot of that was filmed (North Woodside) but I didn't see anyone suspicious hanging around. Sorry I can't be more help.
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Post by: Kowalski on May 09, 2011, 07:56:28 PM
This was on BBC4 on Friday night.  Features Blur, Happy Mondays, Stone Roses, James, Primal Scream, The Shamen and The mighty KLF amongst others…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b010w8t0/Movin_on_Up_Pop_Hits_from_1991/
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on May 09, 2011, 08:01:46 PM
This was on BBC4 on Friday night.  Features Blur, Happy Mondays, Stone Roses, James, Primal Scream, The Shamen and The mighty KLF amongst others…


I watched that after the Screamadelica prog... you have to say that Duffy really wanted to be in The Charlatans or The Roses, eh? (as in style etc)
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Post by: Kowalski on May 09, 2011, 08:12:45 PM
I watched that after the Screamadelica prog... you have to say that Duffy really wanted to be in The Charlatans or The Roses, eh? (as in style etc)

The Scream's keyboard player?  Aye maybe.  That was a brilliant documentary - Throb looks like he's got the shakes.  :stretcher:
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on May 09, 2011, 08:19:30 PM
The Scream's keyboard player?  Aye maybe.  That was a brilliant documentary - Throb looks like he's got the shakes.  :stretcher:

Aye, obviously he did play for The Charlies when Rob died but his clothes, hair, stage presence etc was certainly more in fitting with the Charlatans than the Scream at that point in time.

Bit of a bad day when Gillespie looked the healthiest of the lot just about!!
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Post by: Kowalski on May 09, 2011, 08:32:46 PM
Bit of a bad day when Gillespie looked the healthiest of the lot just about!!

 :lolabove:
He did indeed.
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Post by: Azteca1903 on May 09, 2011, 08:49:54 PM
This was on BBC4 on Friday night.  Features Blur, Happy Mondays, Stone Roses, James, Primal Scream, The Shamen and The mighty KLF amongst others…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b010w8t0/Movin_on_Up_Pop_Hits_from_1991/

This followed by 7 Ages of Rock made for a decent Friday night's teley  :thumbsup:
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Post by: manc_don on May 12, 2011, 10:21:16 PM
Just watched the first episode of the apprentice. The right person got voted off, someone you could tell from the adverts that they were a cunt.
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Post by: Kowalski on May 13, 2011, 01:08:58 PM
Just watched the first episode of the apprentice. The right person got voted off, someone you could tell from the adverts that they were a cunt.

So far the two correct people have bene voted off.
That black lassie is a nightmare, I can't see her lasting long!
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Post by: Madbadteacher on May 13, 2011, 10:46:13 PM
Noggin the Nog on iplayer, absolutely brilliant
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Post by: RDU_64 on May 14, 2011, 12:30:50 AM
Noggin the Nog on iplayer, absolutely brilliant

Racist.
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Post by: Reekie_Red on May 14, 2011, 01:36:00 AM
Blur, Happy Mondays, Stone Roses, James, Primal Scream, The Shamen and The mighty KLF

 :clap: to all of the above
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Post by: dave_min on May 16, 2011, 11:04:58 PM
The Scheme is back on.

Fuck sake is all I can say.

Some folk shouldn't be allowed to breed.
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Post by: manc_don on May 16, 2011, 11:31:35 PM
Watched the street that cut everything. Quite a bizarre concept of a programme and I'm not sure what it wanted to achieve. Seemed like it was trying to tell us councils provide a service for very little and make tough decisions.
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on May 17, 2011, 12:29:19 PM
The Scheme is back on.

Fuck sake is all I can say.

Some folk shouldn't be allowed to breed.

The Only Way Is Kilmarnock, difficult viewing.

"Ma Brian's nivir bin convictit a nothin in ees life . . . . . . no when ees been sober "

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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on May 17, 2011, 12:48:19 PM
The Only Way Is Kilmarnock, difficult viewing.

"Ma Brian's nivir bin convictit a nothin in ees life . . . . . . no when ees been sober "

"same wi' Christopher... only when he's on the drink"

the wee 5 year old calling the old girl "a pure mongo" under her breath was a cracker though.
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on May 17, 2011, 12:53:07 PM
"same wi' Christopher... only when he's on the drink"

the wee 5 year old calling the old girl "a pure mongo" under her breath was a cracker though.

Alongside "Aw the Bin Laden basturts!"

Loved how the racially motivated assault the boy was accused of was simply described as "racial", the "assault" bit being a given I guess.  ::)
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on May 17, 2011, 01:11:32 PM
Alongside "Aw the Bin Laden basturts!"

Loved how the racially motivated assault the boy was accused of was simply described as "racial", the "assault" bit being a given I guess.  ::)

aye, her parenting skills were great eh?

what a wee cock her youngest son is, Christopher. Never looks 20 and reminds me of Chris Maguire, actually. I'd also be asking questions of the woman Kay, letting a 20 year old sleep in the same bed as her 15 year old daughter... that's not right.
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on May 17, 2011, 01:19:36 PM
aye, her parenting skills were great eh?

what a wee cock her youngest son is, Christopher. Never looks 20 and reminds me of Chris Maguire, actually. I'd also be asking questions of the woman Kay, letting a 20 year old sleep in the same bed as her 15 year old daughter... that's not right.

No the first to see the similarity, what a little fucker eh? Loved how he kept saying he was going to punch fuck out of the dealer he owed cash to, in the next breath said he was going to hang out a bit longer in the loft, even his bird laughed at how much of fud he was.

The complete lack of examples and downright cunts of parents just shows how fucked these areas are going to be for a long long time. Every area has it's wide boys and rogues but these are just a collection of utter bastards. 

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Post by: manc_don on May 24, 2011, 11:12:11 PM
Watched the FIFA panorama programme yesterday. Football is truly fucked. If either of those cunts win were as good as giving up. Corrupt mother fuckers. I swear sepp blatter should be held on war crimes against the football fan. The sooner he dies, the better. Maybe I'll add him in celebrity death to speed up the process.

Tonight though, watched geordie shore. Hilarious stuff, though looks like a standard night out in anywhere in the UK! Absolute tools .
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Post by: Kowalski on June 13, 2011, 10:00:41 PM
Did anyone watch the Terry Pratchett documentary on assisted suicide?   :o
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Post by: baggy89 on June 14, 2011, 09:29:44 AM
I caught a bit of the newsnight after.

Did it make you want to go out an commit assisted suicide? I heard it  being described as propaganda on the radio this morning.
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Post by: Kowalski on June 14, 2011, 11:35:59 AM
I caught a bit of the newsnight after.

Did it make you want to go out an commit assisted suicide? I heard it  being described as propaganda on the radio this morning.

erm...not really.  I thought it was interesting stuff and not propaganda at all.  The premise of the programme was clear from the start.
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Post by: baggy89 on June 14, 2011, 11:55:14 AM
I probably should have included a  ::) , which is what I did when I heard that.
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Post by: manc_don on June 14, 2011, 12:04:11 PM
I probably should have included a  ::) , which is what I did when I heard that.

I saw BBC were getting a bit of flak because apparently it was biased. Honestly, some folk just need to get a grip. It sounds like an interesting watch.

Watched this thing about the bombing of Clydebank last night on bbc4. Grim viewing.
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Post by: Kowalski on June 14, 2011, 12:41:42 PM
I saw BBC were getting a bit of flak because apparently it was biased. Honestly, some folk just need to get a grip. It sounds like an interesting watch.

Watched this thing about the bombing of Clydebank last night on bbc4. Grim viewing.

Anything about Clydebank is bound to be grim viewing.  ;)

Pratchett doc is on the iPlayer:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0120dxp/Terry_Pratchett_Choosing_to_Die/
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Post by: hebrew on June 14, 2011, 10:29:10 PM
I am gonna watch the Terry Pratchett thing with my daughters now
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Post by: manc_don on June 15, 2011, 12:08:41 AM
Been watching The Scheme, I think I saw Chris Maguire.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Kowalski on June 22, 2011, 10:57:10 PM
The Apprentice was good!  :thumbsup: :wave:

Melody is a fucking nightmare!
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Post by: manc_don on June 22, 2011, 11:33:19 PM
The Apprentice was good!  :thumbsup: :wave:

Melody is a fucking nightmare!

She is but she is also pretty good. Though she does have a face you'd like to punch. Not quite natasha though, she is one annoying ugly woman! I would actually buy one of those tea pot lamps, thought they were pretty quirky.
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Post by: tlg1903 on June 22, 2011, 11:57:01 PM
Just watched "the big c" boxset.  Not at all what i expected, very funny in places.
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Post by: baggy89 on June 23, 2011, 09:15:11 AM
Not quite natasha though, she is one annoying ugly woman!

yeah
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Post by: Ptayles on June 23, 2011, 11:17:20 AM
The Apprentice was good!  :thumbsup: :wave:

Melody is a fucking nightmare!
One fucking annoying voice as well. Were some cracking questions kicking about.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: amp on June 23, 2011, 11:25:46 AM
Most of the candidates on The Apprentice this year are hard to like.

Helen is surely the clear favourite to win - hasn't she won every single task? I also think Tom is probably the most intelligent one of them all - however he doesn't push his ideas forward enough. Like last night's episode with the child's rucksack.

And why the F*ck does that annoying woman have to say 'yeah' at the end of every sentence?

We're going to do this yeah...
This is a great product yeah...
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Post by: manc_don on June 23, 2011, 11:29:26 AM
Most of the candidates on The Apprentice this year are hard to like.

Helen is surely the clear favourite to win - hasn't she won every single task? I also think Tom is probably the most intelligent one of them all - however he doesn't push his ideas forward enough. Like last night's episode with the child's rucksack.

And why the F*ck does that annoying woman have to say 'yeah' at the end of every sentence?

We're going to do this yeah...
This is a great product yeah...

Absolutely :D
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Post by: Kowalski on June 23, 2011, 11:34:30 AM
I quite like the Northern Irish boy, as he seems to get folks backs up.  He's a devious bastard in the boardoom but does a good job on the tasks.

I reckon Zoe is a bit of a goer!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Ptayles on June 23, 2011, 01:03:40 PM
I quite like the Northern Irish boy, as he seems to get folks backs up.  He's a devious bastard in the boardoom but does a good job on the tasks.

I reckon Zoe is a bit of a goer!  :thumbsup:
I think he is brilliant.
And She does look like a right dirty  :wave:
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Post by: hebrew on June 24, 2011, 08:33:32 AM
I can't stand Jim now tho I quite liked him at first

Melodie is so devious - her "market research" was a joke  ;D

Canny see anyone other than Helen winning but I like Zoe too

The girls are way better than the boys yeh  :P
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Post by: manc_don on June 29, 2011, 12:15:19 AM
The scheme again, full of jakeys a.k.a huns/tims. Cunts.
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on June 30, 2011, 01:44:48 AM
Luther, pretty bloody good.
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Post by: manc_don on June 30, 2011, 09:31:49 AM
Luther, pretty bloody good.

Got the series Sky +d. I was a huge fan of the previous series but haven't been able to watch this one yet. As good as the last?
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on June 30, 2011, 09:53:26 AM
No idea mate, didn't see the first one but heard good reviews.
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Post by: dave_min on June 30, 2011, 06:38:18 PM
Luther, pretty bloody good.

I caught a bit of that the other night, it was on in the background and I didn't take much notice until some cunt turned up with a hammer and went mental in some office. Couldn't really stop watching after that.
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Post by: baggy89 on July 02, 2011, 09:52:31 PM
One thing I won't be watching is Haye Klitschko as SKY are a bunch of useless cunts. Won't let me purchase via the box, or online and their phone lines are rammed with folk presumably suffering the same fate.
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Post by: Ptayles on July 03, 2011, 09:50:41 AM
One thing I won't be watching is Haye Klitschko as SKY are a bunch of useless cunts. Won't let me purchase via the box, or online and their phone lines are rammed with folk presumably suffering the same fate.
heard that this morning. Showing the repeats for free
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Post by: manc_don on July 03, 2011, 11:35:42 AM
heard that this morning. Showing the repeats for free

Really? Was it worth a watch? By all accounts, haye got owned.
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Post by: Kowalski on July 06, 2011, 09:46:28 PM
Surely to fuck Melody is away get punted in the Apprentice.
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Post by: dave_min on July 06, 2011, 09:52:47 PM
I'm watching the Apprentice for the first time tonight and fuck me, These are possibly the worst human beings i've ever seen.
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Post by: Ptayles on July 06, 2011, 11:02:45 PM
Surely to fuck Melody is away get punted in the Apprentice.
Was delighted when she went. Right annoying fucker. Jim was superb today though :thumbsup:
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Post by: Kowalski on July 07, 2011, 07:44:35 AM
Was delighted when she went. Right annoying fucker. Jim was superb today though :thumbsup:

Jim FTW!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: hebrew on July 08, 2011, 08:32:51 AM
Jim came into his own and I went off Helen slightly

They don't half pick on Susan  ;D
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Post by: manc_don on July 11, 2011, 02:37:54 PM
Was delighted when she went. Right annoying fucker. Jim was superb today though :thumbsup:

Managed to avoid finding out who had got knocked out. Watched it this morning and it was high time she left, though I was annoyed Natasha's team won. Really dislike her, she has McGeady face. Someone I know is going for an apprentice interview this afternoon for the next series. Aberdeen fan  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Kowalski on July 12, 2011, 09:26:58 PM
The Kennedys.  Better than I thought it was going to be.
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Post by: glasgow sheep on July 12, 2011, 09:53:22 PM
Fucking hell, TV this week is fucking shocking.
Anyone got any links to Curb series 8 which just started in the states?
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Post by: Stewart on July 12, 2011, 10:20:56 PM
Fucking hell, TV this week is fucking shocking.
Anyone got any links to Curb series 8 which just started in the states?

Yes.

http://www.fileserve.com/file/HHufNcF/1-3-3-8.com_Curb.Your.Enthusiasm.S08E01.HDTV.XviD-LOL.avi
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Post by: hebrew on July 16, 2011, 03:00:47 PM
Ooh The Apprentice Final is tomorrow night - thank fuck I noticed  :thumbsup:
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on July 16, 2011, 03:05:50 PM
Ooh The Apprentice Final is tomorrow night - thank fuck I noticed  :thumbsup:

Looks like Glasgow Sheep is still right about what's on the telly then.
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Post by: hebrew on July 16, 2011, 08:04:11 PM
Looks like Glasgow Sheep is still right about what's on the telly then.

Boo - The Apprentice is bril  :P
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Post by: rocket_scientist on July 16, 2011, 11:26:18 PM
Just found Michael Moore's Capitalism - A Love Story on More4 +1. Adverts at moment but going to tune in for a while. Anyone seen it? Any good?
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Post by: tom_widdows on July 17, 2011, 12:02:12 AM
Hired it out a a while back. For me it was alot better than Farenheit 911 & sicko mainly because it highlighted things I didnt already know happened.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on July 17, 2011, 12:23:49 AM
I'm hooked. The dead peasants was new to me. I think I watched Fahrenheit 911 but can't remember any of the content but this is interesting stuff. Michael Moore, I admire. He uses his fat yank, non-threatening persona very cleverly. He and Paul Craig Roberts and others have the potential to stimulate change. The danger is that the population are already dead in the head but I have faith in the future, I think, or maybe I hope. This is good stuff. I wonder what the ultimate catalyst might be because god knows there is plenty of evidence already, bank deregulation, 9/11 and Enron being the most obvious?
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Post by: tom_widdows on July 17, 2011, 11:03:19 AM
I'm hooked. The dead peasants was new to me. I think I watched Fahrenheit 911 but can't remember any of the content but this is interesting stuff. Michael Moore, I admire. He uses his fat yank, non-threatening persona very cleverly. He and Paul Craig Roberts and others have the potential to stimulate change. The danger is that the population are already dead in the head but I have faith in the future, I think, or maybe I hope. This is good stuff. I wonder what the ultimate catalyst might be because god knows there is plenty of evidence already, bank deregulation, 9/11 and Enron being the most obvious?

Think they must have repeated it several times as I caught it at 2am.
The dead peasants thing didnt really shock me mainly because of the what he brought up in 'Sicko' but the whole private reform school was another matter. The fact they allowed a situation where the company made more money the more children they locked up and longer they kept them locked up. Then took the decision as too how long their sentances were out of the hands of the justice system and put it in the hands of the staff so kids who were supposed to be in for 2months ended up there for a year or more. That sort or thing is straight out of the 18th century particularly the bribed judge(s). Dont recall if these kids were given an apology let along compensation.

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Post by: Kowalski on July 17, 2011, 10:02:25 PM
Michael Sheen wins the Apprentice!

Some very poor business plans on show.  Helen's was terrible.
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on July 17, 2011, 10:16:52 PM
Michael Sheen wins the Apprentice!

Some very poor business plans on show.  Helen's was terrible.

You're such a burd these days Kow. I remember when you were cool.

Monkey tennis on BBC3 just now.
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Post by: Kowalski on July 17, 2011, 10:26:12 PM
You're such a burd these days Kow. I remember when you were cool.

Monkey tennis on BBC3 just now.

 :wave:
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Post by: hebrew on July 18, 2011, 09:42:37 AM
Michael Sheen wins the Apprentice!

Some very poor business plans on show.  Helen's was terrible.

It certainly was - I am a health & safety officer at work so I look forward to trying out Tom's chair  ;D
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Post by: Penfold on July 18, 2011, 11:50:31 AM
It certainly was - I am a health & safety officer at work so I look forward to trying out Tom's chair  ;D

They were on the "Your Fired" show after the final and it seems like the deal they have done is to carry on Tom's nail file business. Sugar steering him clear of the chair. He also said a deal with Susan could be done to include her cosmetics business as part of the same range.
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Post by: manc_don on July 18, 2011, 12:14:34 PM
They were on the "Your Fired" show after the final and it seems like the deal they have done is to carry on Tom's nail file business. Sugar steering him clear of the chair. He also said a deal with Susan could be done to include her cosmetics business as part of the same range.

I noticed that too. Must have been quite gutting to be Helen (who was looking mighty fine last night imho) hearing that she would have walked it in the previous format.
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Post by: Kowalski on July 18, 2011, 12:51:15 PM
I thought the final was rubbish.  Rest of the series was good, but thought the business plans were a waste of time and pretty much rubbish - a poor man's Dragon's Den last night.
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Post by: manc_don on July 18, 2011, 12:55:28 PM
I thought the final was rubbish.  Rest of the series was good, but thought the business plans were a waste of time and pretty much rubbish - a poor man's Dragon's Den last night.

Incidentally, did you see who the new dragon is going to be? She actually looks like one  :o

No more James Kahn which I think is a shame, seemed like a good man.
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Post by: hebrew on July 18, 2011, 01:07:57 PM
They were on the "Your Fired" show after the final and it seems like the deal they have done is to carry on Tom's nail file business. Sugar steering him clear of the chair. He also said a deal with Susan could be done to include her cosmetics business as part of the same range.

Oh I thought they were still going with the chair and the nail file - surely the nail file has been done to death

I noticed that too. Must have been quite gutting to be Helen (who was looking mighty fine last night imho) hearing that she would have walked it in the previous format.

She looked gorgeous yeh  :thumbsup: I really wanted Helen to win

I thought the final was rubbish.  Rest of the series was good, but thought the business plans were a waste of time and pretty much rubbish - a poor man's Dragon's Den last night.

Aye it was quite disappointing - they really should have had another task - I think my business plan of setting up a company to teach kids to play rounders properly made as much sense   ;D
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Post by: Kowalski on July 18, 2011, 01:12:50 PM
Incidentally, did you see who the new dragon is going to be? She actually looks like one  :o

No more James Kahn which I think is a shame, seemed like a good man.

Aye, I didn't think they could find anyone more frightening than Deborah Meaden but they succeeded!  :o
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Post by: Kowalski on July 31, 2011, 09:09:53 PM
Ooft the new Dragon is a shocker  :o
A Frau Blucher lookalike!
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Post by: manc_don on July 31, 2011, 09:33:49 PM
Ooft the new Dragon is a shocker  :o
A Frau Blucher lookalike!

some dressing down she gave that last candidate!
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Post by: rocket_scientist on August 01, 2011, 08:02:14 PM
BBC4 9 pm tonight for great thinkers apparently...
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Post by: rocket_scientist on August 01, 2011, 08:07:28 PM
Aye, I didn't think they could find anyone more frightening than Deborah Meaden but they succeeded!  :o
She's been through the wringer too. Son is a recovering smack head and when he was a baby, she got a phone call from the wife of her boyfriend - the father of her only child, a Turk - to find out he had five kids already. She left the next day and is on husband number three now. Rough looking bitch, like so rough it's almost unshaggable. Well it's totally unfuckable to be fair but never say never as excess drink does funny things. Good job she's unlikely to be down my boozer and good job I'm scared to drink much these days ever since I gave up the fags. She's shudderingly ugly.
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Post by: Kowalski on August 01, 2011, 08:19:43 PM
She's been through the wringer too. Son is a recovering smack head and when he was a baby, she got a phone call from the wife of her boyfriend - the father of her only child, a Turk - to find out he had five kids already. She left the next day and is on husband number three now. Rough looking bitch, like so rough it's almost unshaggable. Well it's totally unfuckable to be fair but never say never as excess drink does funny things. Good job she's unlikely to be down my boozer and good job I'm scared to drink much these days ever since I gave up the fags. She's shudderingly ugly.

Aye I read that about her too.
She seemed to have more shoulder pads on than the entire cast of Dynasty.
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Post by: manc_don on August 16, 2011, 11:08:20 PM
Wilfred on BBC 3, funny as fuck! Get it watched!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: redordead on August 17, 2011, 12:21:05 AM
Recorded to watch tomorrow. Underbelly is finally
Gathering pace this series, it'll need to be some finale to get close to previous series.
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Post by: manc_don on August 21, 2011, 08:27:08 PM
Dragons Den, the dragons invested in a ball machine?! Or did I miss something.
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Post by: dave_min on August 21, 2011, 09:13:00 PM
Dragons Den, the dragons invested in a ball machine?! Or did I miss something.

No.

That happened.
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Post by: Superstar Tradesman on August 22, 2011, 08:46:25 AM
Any workshy fopp could stay on til 6th year.   :wave:

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Post by: Kowalski on August 23, 2011, 09:27:11 PM
I'll no doubt regret asking this but...does anyone watch the Celebrity Apprentice USA?  I know it was filmed a couple of years ago, and I know who the eventual winner is, but I would pay serious money to see Lennox Lewis smack Piers Morgan so hard.
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Post by: Penfold on August 24, 2011, 10:41:46 AM
I did watch that series when it was on. Much better than the series with "proper bussiness folk".
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Post by: El Padre™ on August 29, 2011, 09:58:32 PM
10.15 tonight, BBC1 "The Field of Blood"

Great wee scottish drama, get it watched.
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Post by: Harcus on August 30, 2011, 08:59:41 AM
10.15 tonight, BBC1 "The Field of Blood"

Great wee scottish drama, get it watched.

I watched that the last time it was on, very good.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on August 30, 2011, 09:59:40 AM
I watched that the last time it was on, very good.

Part 2 is next Monday I think. Was shown up here first so this it finally being aired in England. Hopefully it'll get commissioned for a series but then BBC Scotland isn't usually that savvy when it comes to these things.  :hammer:
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Post by: Kowalski on September 01, 2011, 07:33:08 PM
Channel 4's coverage of the World Athletics Championships die on its arse.  Absolutely deplorable stuff.  BBC must be pissing themselves.
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on September 01, 2011, 08:09:10 PM
Channel 4's coverage of the World Athletics Championships die on its arse.  Absolutely deplorable stuff.  BBC must be pissing themselves.

The dude from the Gadget Show got bumped I see. Saw some of it, it wasn't really THAT bad.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on September 01, 2011, 08:23:44 PM
It's the highlights that grate with me.  Half an hour (far too short) and some of the races (e.g. Mo Farah in today's 5K qualifying) they only showed him crossing the line and fuck all of the race.  Don't know why they bother.
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on September 01, 2011, 08:30:40 PM
(e.g. Mo Farah in today's 5K qualifying) they only showed him crossing the line and fuck all of the race.

 :lolabove:
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Post by: El Padre™ on September 01, 2011, 10:03:42 PM
Incidentally everyone, series 10 of "The Real Hustle" begins on BBC3 this Monday at half 8. I was the Location Manager on the Scottish half of it so it would be cool if you could all tune in and support the hard work of a fellow Don!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on September 01, 2011, 10:13:52 PM
Oh, alright then!
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Post by: Madbadteacher on September 01, 2011, 10:27:14 PM
Did you get in aboot the bint?
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Post by: El Padre™ on September 01, 2011, 10:31:30 PM
I'm not allowed to comment on that pending legal proceedings.
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Post by: Madbadteacher on September 01, 2011, 10:38:22 PM
 :thumbsup:
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Post by: manc_don on September 04, 2011, 12:42:22 PM
It's the highlights that grate with me.  Half an hour (far too short) and some of the races (e.g. Mo Farah in today's 5K qualifying) they only showed him crossing the line and fuck all of the race.  Don't know why they bother.

I concur with your first post. The live and highlights programmes have been a joke. Don't even get me started on the presenter (T4 wanker). It's been ridiculous, I hope they never get to do sports other than horse racing again. Why would you want to join a short race, i.e. the 400m relay 1/2 way through?!? Where's the excitement in that?
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Post by: glasgow sheep on September 04, 2011, 04:59:22 PM
Bit late but eurosport had some decent coverage with out wankers presenting
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Post by: Kowalski on September 04, 2011, 06:04:00 PM
I concur with your first post. The live and highlights programmes have been a joke. Don't even get me started on the presenter (T4 wanker). It's been ridiculous, I hope they never get to do sports other than horse racing again. Why would you want to join a short race, i.e. the 400m relay 1/2 way through?!? Where's the excitement in that?

Totally.  Just goes to show you that selling out to the highest bidder is not always the best option.

Great stuff from Mo Farah though!
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Post by: glasgow sheep on September 05, 2011, 08:45:21 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6o52kZxvtg
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Post by: manc_don on September 05, 2011, 09:19:43 AM
Good god, that was embarrassing! My housemate told me that they'd replaced someone, I'd no idea that it was Otis. I used to rate him as a presenter years ago, but he royally fucked up the live show there!
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Post by: Kowalski on September 05, 2011, 06:05:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6o52kZxvtg

That was cringeworthy.
It's incredible that somebody of Michael Johnson's stature had to sit and endure a total clown sitting next to him.  Great advert for British TV.  :-\
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Post by: El Padre™ on September 05, 2011, 07:30:09 PM
location manager, eh?... so you were in charge of the bints dressing room location?... and in charge of where cameras were located?

All of the above.  ;)

Remember, 2030 tonight, BBC3.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: tlg1903 on September 05, 2011, 10:49:37 PM
Just got into breaking bad, its pretty decent!
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Post by: El Padre™ on September 07, 2011, 10:18:16 PM
Just got into breaking bad, its pretty decent!

Absolutely brilliant program.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: tlg1903 on September 08, 2011, 01:08:02 PM
Absolutely brilliant program.  :thumbsup:

Aye im really enjoying it padre, very well written and highly original
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Andrew on September 09, 2011, 10:03:44 PM
Just watched a bit of the million pound drop. Where do they get these stupid fuck wit contestants? If you don't know Queen Victoria wasn't beheaded why go on a game show. Fucking idiots.  Hate that program.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Madbadteacher on September 10, 2011, 01:43:36 AM
C'mon. Admit the obvious

If you're gona offer a big prize for winners ye want thicko's on the show so you don't have to pay out.

Surprised they did't set it in Motherwell
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Post by: Kowalski on September 18, 2011, 08:33:41 AM
Message for Jagerdeen: Beverley Knight is on the Andrew Marr show this morning  :thumbsup:
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on September 18, 2011, 09:20:51 AM
Message for Jagerdeen: Beverley Knight is on the Andrew Marr show this morning  :thumbsup:

Is that rhyming slang?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on September 18, 2011, 10:52:03 AM
It should be.
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Post by: scotfree on September 18, 2011, 11:23:49 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6o52kZxvtg
Fuck that was bad! Worth a look for RedTV?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on September 18, 2011, 11:52:52 AM
Final series of Spooks starts tonight at 9. Can't wait!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: tlg1903 on October 09, 2011, 08:57:51 PM
Rich hall the dirty south about to come on bbc 4.  Well worth a watch (i've not seen this but rich hall is always worth a watch)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BigAl on October 10, 2011, 09:22:28 AM
Just got into breaking bad, its pretty decent!

What season you on ?
Been watching it since it first came out.
Have season four downloaded but not started on it yet
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Post by: Kowalski on October 19, 2011, 10:31:49 PM
Really enjoyed "Holy Flying Circus" on BBC4 tonight.  Some great casting, particularly "Terry Jones" and the excellent "Michael Palin".  Some great in-jokes and parodies of Life of Brian in the drama.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0162zbx
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on October 20, 2011, 05:34:53 PM
Really enjoyed "Holy Flying Circus" on BBC4 tonight.  Some great casting, particularly "Terry Jones" and the excellent "Michael Palin".  Some great in-jokes and parodies of Life of Brian in the drama.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0162zbx

Yip, excellent stuff. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: rocket_scientist on October 25, 2011, 09:37:39 PM
Jamie's Great Britain, Ch4 right now.

I don't get the criticism of Jamie Oliver.

His enthusiasm is beautiful.

The pie just now was incredible, as was the sandwich and the burger.

He's superb. He knows his shizz. He's put in the hours.

Love a winner. 
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on October 25, 2011, 09:54:08 PM
I don't get the criticism of Stewart Milne

He's superb. He knows his shizz. He's put in the hours.

Love a winner.
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Post by: Kowalski on October 25, 2011, 10:00:17 PM
Jamie's Great Britain, Ch4 right now.

I don't get the criticism of Jamie Oliver.

His enthusiasm is beautiful.

The pie just now was incredible, as was the sandwich and the burger.

He's superb. He knows his shizz. He's put in the hours.

Love a winner.

Aye but he's got a face I wouldn't tire of hitting!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on October 25, 2011, 10:02:43 PM
Aye but he's got a face I wouldn't tire of hitting!  :thumbsup:

^^^This.
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Post by: Tyrant on October 26, 2011, 08:16:41 AM
Jamie's Great Britain, Ch4 right now.

I don't get the criticism of Jamie Oliver.

His enthusiasm is beautiful.

The pie just now was incredible, as was the sandwich and the burger.

He's superb. He knows his shizz. He's put in the hours.

Love a winner.


Agreed. I think I said this in the other thread about his new place openeing in Aberdeen but I've always quite liked the guy. Always enjoyed watching his shows.
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Post by: Stewart on October 26, 2011, 08:26:40 AM
The Walking Dead.

Hopefully picks up a bit since they all seem to be fannying about.
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Post by: Superstar Tradesman on October 26, 2011, 08:45:23 AM
The Walking Dead.

Hopefully picks up a bit since they all seem to be fannying about.

1st episode of the new series has a great cliff hanger ending.  Never saw it coming.
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Post by: Stewart on October 26, 2011, 05:09:04 PM
1st episode of the new series has a great cliff hanger ending.  Never saw it coming.

Aye, I've been downloading them so I've seen episode 2 now. Was pretty good.

Read last night that the European DVD was edited due to excessive gore.
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Post by: manc_don on November 02, 2011, 11:02:41 PM
Top boy had been fucking awesome! Surprised I didn't see any of it filmed since a lot of it has literally been around the corner.
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Post by: dave_min on November 02, 2011, 11:11:00 PM
And that is why you ain't the top boy!
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Post by: manc_don on November 02, 2011, 11:32:24 PM
And that is why you ain't the top boy!

 :lolabove:  :(
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Tyrant on November 03, 2011, 11:24:12 AM
I've sky plussed Top Boy because I knew it'd be ace. Looking forward to watching it all.
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Post by: Kowalski on November 11, 2011, 10:07:10 PM
Tonight's Idiot Abroad was one of the funniest things I've seen for a while.  Karl getting a rectal exam had me in stiches. :o
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Post by: Kowalski on December 05, 2011, 10:05:24 PM
Young Apprentice  :wave:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Harcus on December 06, 2011, 10:44:10 AM
Anyone watch Black Mirror the other night?

I enjoyed it, bit surreal though!
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Post by: glasgow sheep on December 06, 2011, 01:36:22 PM
Anyone watch Black Mirror the other night?

I enjoyed it, bit surreal though!
Shit I was going to watch that, is it repeated?
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Post by: manc_don on December 06, 2011, 02:27:09 PM
It was worth the watch, really bizarre, couldn't work out what to make of it.
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Post by: Harcus on December 06, 2011, 03:11:54 PM
Shit I was going to watch that, is it repeated?

No idea, I would imagine it will be on 4od.
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on December 06, 2011, 04:43:22 PM
Got it sky+'d.

Currently enjoying Southland.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: tlg1903 on December 18, 2011, 10:19:27 PM
sportscene

How the fuck did cillian sheridan get on, he makes alan shearer sound exciting!
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Post by: dave_min on December 18, 2011, 11:07:37 PM
sportscene

How the fuck did cillian sheridan get on, he makes alan shearer sound exciting!

I heard it was a conversation with Sheridan that made Gary Speed kill himself.
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Post by: mizer on December 19, 2011, 11:20:21 AM
Sheridan - worst phone sex voice ever.

Also saw have I got news for you, Nick Hewer formerly of the apprentice, the Cameron and Coulson quip had me in stitches. Well worth a watch on iplayer.
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Post by: Kowalski on December 19, 2011, 11:56:11 AM
Sheridan - worst phone sex voice ever.

Also saw have I got news for you, Nick Hewer formerly of the apprentice, the Cameron and Coulson quip had me in stitches. Well worth a watch on iplayer.

Nick Hewer was excellent on it  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Stewart on December 19, 2011, 01:08:15 PM
Got it recorded.

Is he a presenter or a panelist?
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Post by: Kowalski on December 19, 2011, 06:23:21 PM
Got it recorded.

Is he a presenter or a panelist?

Panelist.
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on December 19, 2011, 08:15:30 PM
This Is England 88, pretty damn good.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgow sheep on December 19, 2011, 10:56:13 PM
Buzzcocks was pretty good tonight
Also watched the last 2 Black Mirrors.  Preferred the last one where they had chips implanted in their necks that recorded everything you did and saw in your life which you could then replay on your eyes at a later date.....could be helpful after some Saturday nights
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on December 19, 2011, 11:04:17 PM
Buzzcocks was pretty good tonight
Also watched the last 2 Black Mirrors.  Preferred the last one where they had chips implanted in their necks that recorded everything you did and saw in your life which you could then replay on your eyes at a later date.....could be helpful after some Saturday nights

Could also be very fucking unhelpful!
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Post by: manc_don on December 19, 2011, 11:15:36 PM
Could also be very fucking unhelpful!

That's what I thought. I thought it was shite and turned it off. The guy did my head in.
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Post by: Kowalski on December 21, 2011, 10:57:54 AM
The two-part Imagine documentary on BBC 1 over the last two nights about the "The Art of Stand-up".  Features some good clips, and interviews with everyone from Mel Brooks to Jim Davidson!  Some good footage of Eddie Izzard at the Hollywood Bowl in the second episode.

Links if you're interested:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b018scn0/Imagine_Winter_2011_The_Art_of_StandUp_Part_One/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b018sndm/Imagine_Winter_2011_The_Art_of_StandUp_Part_Two/
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Post by: rocket_scientist on December 21, 2011, 12:02:46 PM
Missed the first half hour last night but agree, well worth the watch.

Most memorable bit for me was Billy Connolly in part 1 talking about "intent" and the "inner ear". He nailed it.

As a polemicist highly skilled in sifting out unskilled thinkers, I loved that bit.

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Post by: Kowalski on December 28, 2011, 09:55:50 PM
Christ, the Top Gear India Special was very disappointing.  It was more like a Carry On film without the laughs.  Could be on its last legs?
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Post by: Tyrant on January 04, 2012, 11:18:35 AM
Christ, the Top Gear India Special was very disappointing.  It was more like a Carry On film without the laughs.  Could be on its last legs?


I thought the same thing. Looked forward to it for ages but I don't think I even got half way through before turning it off. Utter shite. I don't give a fuck how long it takes them to delivery food in shite cars. One of the worst "challenges" they've done.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on January 08, 2012, 09:58:52 PM
Sherlock, absolutely brilliant tv!
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Post by: Kowalski on January 08, 2012, 10:04:20 PM
Sherlock, absolutely brilliant tv!

Great minds, I was just away to post the same thing.  It is excellent television.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: topcorner on January 10, 2012, 09:38:31 AM
Sherlock, absolutely brilliant tv!

Finally got round to watching this last night.

Not yet sure if the guy is a cunt or a legend though.
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Post by: dave_min on January 10, 2012, 06:36:51 PM
Finally got round to watching this last night.

Not yet sure if the guy is a cunt or a legend though.

Mancs alright.
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Post by: tlg1903 on January 10, 2012, 07:27:34 PM
 :lolabove:
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Post by: manc_don on January 10, 2012, 11:33:16 PM
Mancs alright.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgow sheep on January 11, 2012, 05:40:34 PM
QT tomorrow night could be entertaining.....or alternatively result in several smashed TVs across the country, as Douglas Alexander and Kelvin "cunt" McKenzie further the cause of Scottish Independence by opening their mouths:

Quote
David Dimbleby chairs a debate in Tower Hamlets in east London. He is joined by a panel comprising of transport secretary Justine Greening; former leader of the Liberal Democrats, Paddy Ashdown; Labour's shadow foreign secretary, Douglas Alexander; deputy first minister of Scotland and deputy leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon; and Daily Mail columnist and former editor of the Sun, Kelvin MacKenzie.
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Post by: Kowalski on January 11, 2012, 05:58:08 PM
Excellent, I'll tune in for that.  Paddy will wipe the floor with them!
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Post by: BigAl on January 11, 2012, 08:58:55 PM
It'll be embarassing having Sturgeon on national TV ::)

Bet Paddy doesn't fancy having a pop at her ;)
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Post by: Kowalski on January 12, 2012, 10:45:59 PM
It'll be embarassing having Sturgeon on national TV ::)

That must be the only pearl necklace she's ever received.
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Post by: Andrew on January 12, 2012, 11:14:30 PM
Danny Alexander is a right cunt.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: rocket_scientist on January 12, 2012, 11:18:34 PM
Danny Alexander is a right cunt.
He is such a disgrace to humanity, an arselicker who loves the process of licking irrespective of the size, quality, taste and smell of the arse.

Kelvin is just a wanker.
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Post by: Kowalski on January 12, 2012, 11:22:11 PM
Presume you mean Douglas Alexander?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Andrew on January 12, 2012, 11:24:12 PM
Presume you mean Douglas Alexander?

Yes I did. Seeing as your a mod with now post editing status do you want to tidy up this thread for me?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on January 15, 2012, 10:30:32 PM
Sherlock.  Outstanding stuff.  Great performances all round.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on January 15, 2012, 10:38:58 PM
Sherlock.  Outstanding stuff.  Great performances all round.

Agreed, thoroughly disappointed it was only three episodes long though. How does that constitute a series :(  :hammer:
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Post by: Madbadteacher on January 16, 2012, 04:09:34 PM
3 episodes, would that be a serial as opposed to a series then?

Not trying to make any kind of facetious point, just asking what folk think.
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Post by: manc_don on January 16, 2012, 06:10:12 PM
Sherlock.  Outstanding stuff.  Great performances all round.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16573066 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16573066)  :thumbsup:

I'm not sure MBT, I guess it kind of make sense.
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Post by: manc_don on January 24, 2012, 01:44:47 PM
http://www.espn.co.uk/espn/sport/story/132689.html?CMP=chrome (http://www.espn.co.uk/espn/sport/story/132689.html?CMP=chrome)

ESPN free on the weekend commencing 3 February.

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: manc_don on February 02, 2012, 10:24:27 PM
Bump. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: amp on February 03, 2012, 10:20:37 AM
Mrs Brown's Boys! Very funny :)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgow sheep on February 13, 2012, 09:03:22 PM
Just watched Panorama about the American poor.  My god that country is fucked up.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on February 13, 2012, 09:46:50 PM
Just watched Panorama about the American poor.  My god that country is fucked up.

Aye, some harrowing stuff.

But spending $680bn on keeping them safe from nasty muslims is far more important. And the 15,000 people murdered in the US each year are mostly non-white so thats ok too.
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Post by: Edinburghdon on February 13, 2012, 09:52:38 PM
Watching the knowing on film4.

Complete and utter pish
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: D1pLa on February 16, 2012, 08:17:42 AM
Mrs Brown's Boys! Very funny :)

Am i the only person who doesn't find this show funny at all?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on February 16, 2012, 09:11:11 AM
Am i the only person who doesn't find this show funny at all?

No, its the second worst thing on TV after that David Jason royal bodyguard thing.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: D1pLa on February 16, 2012, 09:16:41 AM
No, its the second worst thing on TV after that David Jason royal bodyguard thing.

Good to see i'm not the only one then. I thought there was something wrong with me as everybody seems to think it's brilliant.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mizer on February 16, 2012, 09:22:35 AM
Good to see i'm not the only one then. I thought there was something wrong with me as everybody seems to think it's brilliant.

You need to get new friends
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Penfold on February 16, 2012, 09:32:40 AM
Nae idea if it's funny as I couldn't watch more than a minute of it without being pissed off with the accents.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: dave_min on February 16, 2012, 06:25:41 PM
Am i the only person who doesn't find this show funny at all?

I watched the whole of the 1st season as I got the DVD for Christmas.

It has moments when it is mildly amusing, but overall its shite.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: El Padre™ on February 24, 2012, 08:02:56 PM
BBC3 8.30 tonight for another CRACKING episode of the real hustle.

I work fucking hard to entertain you lazy cunts so you better fucking watch it. OK?

 :hammer:
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Post by: manc_don on February 28, 2012, 11:25:17 AM
Finally saw the first two episodes of Homeland last night, cracking series so far !  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: tlg1903 on February 28, 2012, 03:30:40 PM
watched the first episode the other day, really enjoyed it
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Penfold on February 29, 2012, 11:02:42 AM
Watched the whole series of Homeland recently and it gets better with each episode.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on February 29, 2012, 11:16:42 AM
Yip, Homeland has started well!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: glasgowdon on February 29, 2012, 11:23:51 AM
Cool, may check that out.

I'm currently up to date with Southland, another LA cop show but been very enjoyable so far and the casting has been superb. Regina King is hot in it too.
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on February 29, 2012, 11:56:17 PM
Agree on Southland, excellent. Regina King, yes.
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Post by: glasgowdon on March 01, 2012, 06:50:18 PM
Agree on Southland, excellent. Regina King, yes.

She's something else!
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Post by: glasgow sheep on March 01, 2012, 10:37:58 PM
Oh christ david starky is on question time tonight.
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Post by: glasgowdon on March 02, 2012, 08:32:08 AM
Anyone think The Pacific was pretty poor?
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Post by: Penfold on March 02, 2012, 08:50:17 AM
I watched it straight after watching Band of Brothers series for the first time so it didn't really compare.
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Post by: glasgowdon on March 02, 2012, 09:01:26 AM
I watched it straight after watching Band of Brothers series for the first time so it didn't really compare.

Yea i just finished watching it last week, thought there were a few good characters but that was it. Average at best.
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Post by: fatjim on March 02, 2012, 09:56:54 AM
I watched band of brothers recently and although it was pretty slickly made and had a pretty harrowing subject matter I found it a bit dull to be honest.
It needed some zombies or lesbians or lesbian zombies.
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Post by: tlg1903 on March 02, 2012, 10:10:30 AM
Couple of episodes of bob were dull as mince
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Post by: glasgowdon on March 02, 2012, 10:18:36 AM
Watched the first episode of Homeland.

Got a bit bored but it got better in the last 15 minutes.
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Post by: hebrew on March 03, 2012, 08:06:48 AM
What is Homeland about?
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on March 03, 2012, 08:52:04 AM
Watched the first episode of Homeland.

Got a bit bored but it got better in the last 15 minutes.

Gets better as the story unwraps.
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Post by: bearsdenred on March 03, 2012, 10:42:20 AM
Not read all the posts here, so my 2p tips..

the dead walking, falling skies, and touch when it launches some time this spring


quality shows. my only grip, why cant Britain make these type of shows?
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Post by: fatjim on March 03, 2012, 11:52:32 AM
Not read all the posts here, so my 2p tips..

the dead walking, falling skies, and touch when it launches some time this spring


quality shows. my only grip, why cant Britain make these type of shows?

The Walking Dead?
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Post by: Kowalski on March 03, 2012, 02:05:59 PM
The six part Monty Python documentary on Sky Arts was excellent, full of some great interviews.

Sky Arts is quite a find, an actual decent Sky TV channel with some good UK-produced programmes  :o
It's no BBC4 though.
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on March 03, 2012, 02:15:13 PM
The six part Monty Python documentary on Sky Arts was excellent, full of some great interviews.

Sky Arts is quite a find, an actual decent Sky TV channel with some good UK-produced programmes  :o
It's no BBC4 though.

This. Had a wee Queen night the other night too, Live in Montreal, excellent stuff.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on March 04, 2012, 10:41:59 AM
Luck on Atlantic is shit, despite Dustin Hoffman.
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Post by: Kowalski on March 24, 2012, 12:07:12 PM
4 years too late but I watched all 20 episodes of the Killing (Danish version).  I don't know how I missed it first time around but I thought it was brilliant.  Series 2 next!
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Post by: Kowalski on April 04, 2012, 09:58:29 PM
The Apprentice  ;D

Right decision made every week so far.
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Post by: Tyrant on April 19, 2012, 12:21:25 PM
Dexter. Going to start on season 6 tonight.
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Post by: tlg1903 on April 23, 2012, 07:01:03 AM
Game of thrones

Ace
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Post by: glasgowdon on April 23, 2012, 07:19:11 AM
Watched all of Homeland online.

Very good.

:)
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Post by: manc_don on April 23, 2012, 08:46:13 AM
Watched all of Homeland online.

Very good.

:)

Been sticking to the 9pm slot on channel 4 every week rather than d/ling it. Absolutely loved it and it's definitely getting better with every episode.
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Post by: fatjim on April 23, 2012, 08:48:00 AM
Watched the first 3 episodes of Homeland. I was a bit worried after the first one that it was going to be full of jazz. I fucking hate jazz.
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Post by: glasgowdon on April 23, 2012, 09:08:35 AM
Been sticking to the 9pm slot on channel 4 every week rather than d/ling it. Absolutely loved it and it's definitely getting better with every episode.

There's an alien landing and they kill the entire cast with katanas before committing harakiri.

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Post by: Azteca1903 on April 23, 2012, 10:25:01 AM
Been sticking to the 9pm slot on channel 4 every week rather than d/ling it. Absolutely loved it and it's definitely getting better with every episode.

Likewise, couldn't agree more. Last night's was a belter.
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on April 23, 2012, 07:37:21 PM
Aye, resisted the temptation to download it. Good stuff.
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on May 06, 2012, 01:26:28 PM
The Bridge on BBC4, Danish/Swedish serial killer type of thing. Excellent so far.
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Post by: glasgowdon on May 06, 2012, 02:29:06 PM
The Bridge on BBC4, Danish/Swedish serial killer type of thing. Excellent so far.

Ah, I remember reading about that in the SH while I was back. Will check it out.
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Post by: tlg1903 on May 06, 2012, 03:38:41 PM
I've been watching that as well, its excellent.  The blonde cop is HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on May 06, 2012, 04:01:36 PM
I've been watching that as well, its excellent.  The blonde cop is HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT

Seconded.
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Post by: dave_min on May 07, 2012, 11:39:35 AM
I've been watching that as well, its excellent.  The blonde cop is HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT

(http://www.stuffwelike.com/stuffwelike/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/naked-gun.jpg)

 ???
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Post by: Kowalski on May 07, 2012, 11:48:05 AM
(http://www.stuffwelike.com/stuffwelike/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/naked-gun.jpg)

 ???

blonde?
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Post by: Kowalski on May 25, 2012, 09:25:02 PM
William Shatner doing the Sex Pistols on Have I Got News For You!

Mental.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on June 02, 2012, 11:11:20 PM
The original Evil Dead on Syfy HD. Right now. Funniest movie ever.
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Post by: Kowalski on June 07, 2012, 10:50:59 PM
Question Time.

Christ, is the best of Scottish politics?  Some shockers on tonight, Charles Kennedy aside.
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Post by: Kowalski on June 22, 2012, 11:33:27 AM
Monday night on Sky Atlantic sees a new Alan Partridge (obviously not fallen out with Murdoch after all  ::) ) and the first episode of Veep.

Anyone seen Veep, its had very good reviews across the pond?
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Post by: Andrew on June 23, 2012, 04:17:35 AM
Watching question time - fucking hate andy burnham. Such a poor journeyman politician pulling the party line just to get a few more steps up the ladder. Tit. 
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Post by: El Padre™ on June 25, 2012, 05:42:00 PM
Been watching The Borgias over the last week and a bit, absolutely brilliant stuff. Basically the Sopranos, but in the Vatican.  :clap:

(http://lynnebubbles.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/borgias_wallpaper_1280x1024.jpg)
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on June 25, 2012, 07:25:48 PM
Borgen and Spiral 2 on BBC4. Both excellent so far.
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Post by: Kowalski on July 19, 2012, 10:48:53 PM
The Killing Series 2 (Danish version) - outstanding.

Loads of sport documentaries this week on the Beeb.  The one about Ben Johnston was very good.  And the Victoria Pendleton one - what a woman!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Andrew on July 19, 2012, 11:41:35 PM
Fucking olympics is coming up soon. That will ruin my not doing anything and watching a lot of tv schedule.
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Post by: Tyrant on July 23, 2012, 02:50:40 PM
Just finished the latest season of Dexter. Excellent stuff.
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Post by: Kowalski on August 23, 2012, 06:59:22 PM
The Thick of It returns on 8th September:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2012/37/The-Thick-of-It.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/jul/12/the-thick-of-it-leveson?newsfeed=true

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: RDU_64 on August 23, 2012, 11:54:57 PM
Finally watched the end episode of Lost a few weeks back. I had watched the first and second series religiously on channel 4 before they moved to Sky One and as I didn't have it, I lost track of it so got Lovefilm and watched the whole thing again. I really do think the writers just completely lost track of it after about the third series. Got completely oot of hand and a lot of episodes were pretty dire especially most of series six. Shame as series one and two are excellent viewing IMO.
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Post by: Tyrant on August 24, 2012, 09:44:40 AM
Finally watched the end episode of Lost a few weeks back. I had watched the first and second series religiously on channel 4 before they moved to Sky One and as I didn't have it, I lost track of it so got Lovefilm and watched the whole thing again. I really do think the writers just completely lost track of it after about the third series. Got completely oot of hand and a lot of episodes were pretty dire especially most of series six. Shame as series one and two are excellent viewing IMO.


I have to agree. Lost had the potential to be the greatest TV show ever and indeed it was on track after, as you say, the first 2 or 3 seasons to be just that. But due to its success and the writer's strike the TV network demanded more episodes which inevitable became shite filler. I wasn't hugely impressed by the ending but then again I don't think there's any chance they could have done it well given all the hype. I certainly don't know how I would have ended it any differently. Never before and since has a TV show finale been hyped up so much.
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Post by: Stewart on August 24, 2012, 10:39:48 AM

I have to agree. Lost had the potential to be the greatest TV show ever and indeed it was on track after, as you say, the first 2 or 3 seasons to be just that. But due to its success and the writer's strike the TV network demanded more episodes which inevitable became shite filler. I wasn't hugely impressed by the ending but then again I don't think there's any chance they could have done it well given all the hype. I certainly don't know how I would have ended it any differently. Never before and since has a TV show finale been hyped up so much.

It's definitely the only one I've ever got up to watch at 5am anyway.
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Post by: Superstar Tradesman on August 24, 2012, 11:01:28 AM
Loved it right up until the island disappeared at turn of a wooden handle.  Then the shark had been jumed and it was tatties.
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Post by: Reekie_Red on August 24, 2012, 11:44:23 AM
I loved the first couple of seasons of Lost. Then they started covering brand new ground without explaining shit in the previous episodes, and there were so many subplots within subplots going on, it was bloody difficult to follow. I lost interest, so stopped watching it after season2.

Then in the lead-up to the third-last episode, one of the TV channels over here did an entire show catchup over the space of three hours ... was brilliant! 68 seasons of confusion, all wrapped up in 3 hours. I actually enjoyed the final three episodes, but have to admit that I'm pretty sure the writers wrote the first season ... and then really didn't have a clue what they were doing so just started writing episodes in the hope that the show would go somewhere...
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on August 24, 2012, 11:46:22 AM
Lost? Lost interest.
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Post by: Stewart on August 24, 2012, 01:12:04 PM
I loved the first couple of seasons of Lost. Then they started covering brand new ground without explaining shit in the previous episodes, and there were so many subplots within subplots going on, it was bloody difficult to follow. I lost interest, so stopped watching it after season2.

Then in the lead-up to the third-last episode, one of the TV channels over here did an entire show catchup over the space of three hours ... was brilliant! 68 seasons of confusion, all wrapped up in 3 hours. I actually enjoyed the final three episodes, but have to admit that I'm pretty sure the writers wrote the first season ... and then really didn't have a clue what they were doing so just started writing episodes in the hope that the show would go somewhere...

Wasn't it shown in NZ months before we got it on Channel 4?

I'm sure I remember you raving about it.
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Post by: tlg1903 on August 24, 2012, 02:52:53 PM
Lost could have been great but it really did lose its way.  It couldn't figure out what it wanted to be and when it all of a sudden introduced time travel and essentially became a sci-fi show it never really committed to it.  The ending was just mince and explained nothing, i don't think they had a clue how they were going to end it from the word go
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Post by: dave_min on August 24, 2012, 02:56:51 PM
The Thick of It returns on 8th September:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2012/37/The-Thick-of-It.html (http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2012/37/The-Thick-of-It.html)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/jul/12/the-thick-of-it-leveson?newsfeed=true (http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/jul/12/the-thick-of-it-leveson?newsfeed=true)

 :thumbsup:

Fuck yeah!  :thumbsup:

Any cunt know where I could 'acquire' Season 4 (and/or Season 5) of 'Breaking Bad'.
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Post by: Tyrant on August 24, 2012, 03:18:49 PM
Fuck yeah!  :thumbsup:

Any cunt know where I could 'acquire' Season 4 (and/or Season 5) of 'Breaking Bad'.

I'm only on Season 3 but not had a problem acquiring any of the first 3 seasons.


TLG - You're not wrong about Lost but again it was down to the fact that it was so successful the TV Network demanded more episodes and then the padding of episodes ensued. I would love to see it how the writers originally planned and not how ABC demanded it.
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Post by: Madbadteacher on August 24, 2012, 06:30:25 PM
Oh God.
We get a "sanitised" version of "The Thick Of It" on DVR here.

Basically, every Malcolm Tucker quote is "bleep, bleep bleep bleep , you bleep!" or variations thereof.
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Post by: tlg1903 on October 02, 2012, 11:49:24 AM
Its about as close to trash TV as i get but in recent times i have been watching a show called supernatural.  Its absolute nonsense but highly entertaining and doesn't take itself too seriously which i respect a lot. 
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Post by: Kowalski on October 02, 2012, 12:36:32 PM
Took three episodes but I have warmed to The Thick of It.  Peter Mannion has been outstanding, very funny.
Still hoping some of the old characters will return before the end of the series - Jamie or Julian would be nice!
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Post by: fatjim on October 02, 2012, 12:40:13 PM
Took three episodes but I have warmed to The Thick of It.  Peter Mannion has been outstanding, very funny.
Still hoping some of the old characters will return before the end of the series - Jamie or Julian would be nice!

Jamie has to come back.


Watched the first episode of season 7 of Dexter last night. Looks like it could be a very interesting season.
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on October 06, 2012, 12:30:54 PM
Peter Mannion is rapidly becoming a favourite, superb stuff.
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Post by: glasgow sheep on October 07, 2012, 12:34:31 PM
Was the thick of it on last night? Didn't record if it was
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Post by: tlg1903 on October 07, 2012, 02:23:42 PM
iplayer dude
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on October 07, 2012, 05:57:17 PM
Was the thick of it on last night? Didn't record if it was

Just watched 3&4 back to back, the 5th was postponed for a Beatles anniversary, on next Saturday.
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Post by: manc_don on October 07, 2012, 10:10:40 PM
Latest series of Homelands started on C4 tonight, absolutely loved it.
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on October 07, 2012, 10:48:50 PM
 :thumbsup:
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Post by: Kowalski on October 23, 2012, 09:14:42 AM
I wasn't convinced by the enquiry special on The Thick of It.  I think they've tried to cover too much in this series, it worked much better when it was just about DoSAC IMHO.  Disappointed Jamie or Julius haven't made an appearance seeing as this is supposed to be the last ever series.
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Post by: tlg1903 on October 23, 2012, 09:18:08 AM
It wasn't as funny as we could have hoped for but i found it very cleverly done.  Episode 5 though was one of the funniest i have seen
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Post by: tlg1903 on October 23, 2012, 09:55:19 AM
nah it was the one after murray had gone and glenn leaks the email

One on the slide was fucking priceless,  Mannion is such a wonderful character
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Post by: maverick sheep on October 23, 2012, 11:48:12 AM
only seen the first episode but got the impression it went on a series too long. shame cos it's one of the best things ever made.
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Post by: dave_min on October 23, 2012, 12:26:55 PM
only seen the first episode but got the impression it went on a series too long. shame cos it's one of the best things ever made.

I thought that after the 1st episode too, but the 2nd one is significantly better.

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Post by: tlg1903 on October 23, 2012, 12:40:20 PM
I've really enjoyed this series
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Post by: Kowalski on October 31, 2012, 04:23:47 PM
Been traipsing through all the Scandinavian Noir.  Have seen The Killing 1 & 2, The Bridge and I am now on Borgen.  All very good but I have to say that The Killing 1 might possibly be the best drama series of at least the last 10 years - outstanding stuff.  Series 3 (the final series) starts on BBC4 on 17th November  :thumbsup:
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Post by: maverick sheep on October 31, 2012, 04:26:00 PM
surprises me when non-political junkies are into borgen. can't believe how long they're keeping the second series back for. better be worth it. danish ballbags.
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Post by: Kowalski on October 31, 2012, 04:28:21 PM
I think Borgen series 2 is due early next year on BBC4.
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on November 01, 2012, 08:01:27 AM
Borgen is excellent.
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Post by: Kowalski on November 20, 2012, 11:22:16 AM
The Killing III.  Decent first couple of episodes!
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Post by: jmo on November 20, 2012, 07:28:18 PM
Enjoyed the first two episodes of the new series of The Killing. Thought the first was brilliant, second was good but not quite on the same level, so far III seems up there with the first.
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on November 20, 2012, 08:02:34 PM
Southland is back.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Kowalski on November 25, 2012, 06:14:03 PM
The Killing III is miles better than the second series.  Episode 4 was particularly good.
Loving it!
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on November 25, 2012, 06:17:16 PM
Enjoyed Falcon. :thumbsup:
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Post by: Madbadteacher on November 25, 2012, 09:26:55 PM
Repeats of old episodes of Dragnet from the late 60s/1970. It takes itself so seriously, and the stereotyping of characters is so pronounced, it's absolutely hilarious.
Followed every night by Barney Miller, cracking show!
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Post by: Tyrant on November 26, 2012, 08:33:56 AM
Watched most of Braveheart last night. Last time I watched it I was a kid. It's amazing what you don't understand when you watch it as a kid.
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Post by: manc_don on January 19, 2013, 08:18:00 PM
Spies of Warsaw on BBC 4. Absolutely fantastic.
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Post by: manc_don on April 18, 2013, 09:16:50 AM
Started watching Touch recently, still not sure what to make of it yet.  I think I like it.  It's still hard not seeing Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bower.
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Post by: Tyrant on April 18, 2013, 09:58:17 AM
Breaking Bad.
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Post by: BigAl on April 18, 2013, 02:08:25 PM
Breaking Bad.

Which series you on ?
 
I've seen the first three, got season four downloaded to watch.
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Post by: Tyrant on April 18, 2013, 02:42:22 PM

Which series you on ?
 
I've seen the first three, got season four downloaded to watch.


I saw the first 3 8 months ago.. then I stopped.. So started again recently from the beginning.. Currently half way through season 2.
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Post by: manc_don on April 18, 2013, 03:35:38 PM

Which series you on ?
 
I've seen the first three, got season four downloaded to watch.


I need seasons 4 and 5.  I watched the first 3 seasons within a few weeks. Thought it was epic.
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Post by: Kowalski on April 19, 2013, 08:15:29 AM
Arne Dahl
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Post by: manc_don on June 11, 2013, 09:06:58 AM
The Fall, awesome crime thriller on BBC, was the series finale last night.  Bloody cliff hangers!  :hammer:
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Post by: maverick sheep on June 11, 2013, 09:37:56 AM
The Fall, awesome crime thriller on BBC, was the series finale last night.  Bloody cliff hangers!  :hammer:

I'm sick of series that would make an excellent one off constantly being dragged out to cash in with more series. Looks as though the next series could be set in scotland tho which would be good.
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Post by: BigAl on June 11, 2013, 10:09:48 AM
The Fall, awesome crime thriller on BBC, was the series finale last night.  Bloody cliff hangers!  :hammer:

Heard pre airing of last nights episode that a second series had been commissioned and said the herself that it was guaranteed that the serial killer would not be caught in last nights finale. Have to say it kind of ruined my enjoyment of what otherwise had been a really enjoyable series.
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Post by: Kowalski on June 11, 2013, 10:11:48 AM

Heard pre airing of last nights episode that a second series had been commissioned and said the herself that it was guaranteed that the serial killer would not be caught in last nights finale. Have to say it kind of ruined my enjoyment of what otherwise had been a really enjoyable series.

Thanks for that  :hammer:

Doubt I'll bother watching it now  :hammer:
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Post by: BigAl on June 11, 2013, 11:05:51 AM
Thanks for that  :hammer:

Doubt I'll bother watching it now  :hammer:

Ooops
 
Of course I could be bullshitting  ;)
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Post by: tlg1903 on June 11, 2013, 05:42:18 PM
Never watched come dine with me before but its an Inverness one this week and I know one of the participants. 


There are some proper cringy moments
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Post by: Tyrant on June 12, 2013, 08:41:18 AM
Never watched come dine with me before but its an Inverness one this week and I know one of the participants. 


There are some proper cringy moments


It's fucking horrific television.
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Post by: manc_don on June 12, 2013, 08:46:41 AM

It's fucking horrific television.


My sister is obsessed with it, whenever I visit I ban her from watching it when I'm there.  Truly awful viewing!
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Post by: Tyrant on June 12, 2013, 08:59:51 AM

My sister is obsessed with it, whenever I visit I ban her from watching it when I'm there.  Truly awful viewing!


I feel your pain. Unfortunately my partner is a fan of that show. She also enjoys Britain's Got Talent, X Factor and Embarrassing Bodies.  :hammer:

Actually Embarrassing Bodies is usually pretty interesting. Although I've seen enough old women's prolapsed arses to know that I couldn't be a doctor.
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on June 12, 2013, 12:40:58 PM
Add to the list of horrific television, The Call Centre.

I haven't seen any of it but saw a truly nauseating cunt of a bloke in a promo for the programme who is the manager of said call centre.

Thunderous cunt.
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Post by: Kowalski on June 12, 2013, 02:15:42 PM

I feel your pain. Unfortunately my partner is a fan of that show. She also enjoys Britain's Got Talent, X Factor and Embarrassing Bodies.  :hammer:

No wonder you turned to Coldplay. 
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Post by: Tyrant on June 12, 2013, 03:05:40 PM
Kent some cunt would bring that into this.  :-*
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Post by: tlg1903 on June 12, 2013, 05:57:17 PM
No wonder you turned to Coldplay. 

 :rofl:


It's fucking horrific television.

To be honest I was more referring to the seeing Invernesians on the telly then the actual show itself.  Can't see myself becoming an avid watcher though
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Post by: BigAl on June 13, 2013, 06:18:54 PM
Never watched come dine with me before but its an Inverness one this week and I know one of the participants. 


There are some proper cringy moments

Right watched it tonight.
C'mon share all, which one is it you're friendly with then  ;)
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Post by: tlg1903 on June 13, 2013, 06:31:52 PM
Zarina, we drink in the same places and I work with her ex.  She's sound enough until she gets really pissed, from stories her ex has told me this song could have been written for her

http://vimeo.com/31353898 (http://vimeo.com/31353898)
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Post by: Kowalski on June 14, 2013, 07:58:56 AM
Thank fuck it's not the blonde one that you know.

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Post by: manc_don on July 02, 2013, 08:59:50 PM
Looking forward to the new series of Luther on BBC tonight. If the first was anything to go by it should be a cracker!
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on July 03, 2013, 12:11:59 AM
Looking forward to the new series of Luther on BBC tonight. If the first was anything to go by it should be a cracker!

This.
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Post by: BigAl on July 03, 2013, 09:34:17 AM
Thanks for that  :hammer:

Doubt I'll bother watching it now  :hammer:

Did you  ???
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Post by: Kowalski on July 03, 2013, 12:41:31 PM

Did you  ???

Nay yet.
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Post by: Kowalski on July 10, 2013, 08:45:14 AM
The Piper Alpha documentary last night was quite something.  Difficult viewing at times.
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Post by: mizer on August 19, 2013, 09:21:41 PM
Currently watching horizon on bbc2, talking about hacking. The story about the stuxnet virus designed to attack irans nuclear program. Crazy shit how how specific it was to attack centrifuges so the shook to destruction!!
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Post by: rocket_scientist on August 19, 2013, 10:37:09 PM
I've watched fuck all on TV for longer than I care to remember. Strangely I'm in the mood to watch TV just now.
What should I watch?
I don't even know where to start.
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Post by: mizer on August 19, 2013, 10:40:28 PM
I've watched fuck all on TV for longer than I care to remember. Strangely I'm in the mood to watch TV just now.
What should I watch?
I don't even know where to start.

Babestation
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Post by: rocket_scientist on August 25, 2013, 12:07:40 AM
The Enterprise advert. The brash yank and stiff Brit.

Tight arse says "it's got a u in it" when correcting the yank's pronunciation.

But he said aluminum.

He should have said "it's got an i in it".

Truth is, it has two of each.

The copywriter fucked up but not one person twigged. And no one cared. Including me.

Interesting how dumbed down and stupid the world has become though.
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Post by: manc_don on September 25, 2013, 09:21:19 AM
Interesting Doc from a couple of years ago on BBC 4 about the birth of the synthesiser in music


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69Wjc6QYuKI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69Wjc6QYuKI)
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Post by: Madbadteacher on September 30, 2013, 07:28:00 PM
Just waiting for the football (I'll have the EPL game on the TV in the backgroung) and there's this programme "Outdoor Secrets". The woman on there was just cooking bear recipies :o
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Post by: tlg1903 on September 30, 2013, 10:25:40 PM
Meant to post this a while ago.  Like cooking?  Like science?  Check out america's test kitchen on pbs, great show
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Post by: manc_don on November 03, 2013, 10:09:27 PM
After a shaky first few episodes, homeland is well and truly back.
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on November 03, 2013, 10:14:53 PM
After a shaky first few episodes, homeland is well and truly back.

For shaky read fucking appalling.

Too reliant upon sketchy minded bints and a lassie wi bi-polar jumping on and off meds.

We'll see if tonights episode gets away fae that shite.
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Post by: hebrew on November 03, 2013, 10:33:00 PM
After a shaky first few episodes, homeland is well and truly back.

I got the box set of the first series last Christmas and still haven't got round to watching it yet!

Any good  ;D
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on November 03, 2013, 10:36:43 PM
Series 1 is very good, series 2 isn't as good but very watchable.

Thus far series 3 is like a shite soap.
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Post by: hebrew on November 03, 2013, 10:44:58 PM
I hate soaps but I do like Damien Lewis so will probably give it a bash  :thumbsup:
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on November 04, 2013, 12:38:10 AM
I hate soaps but I do like Damien Lewis so will probably give it a bash  :thumbsup:

The 1st series was adapted from an Israeli series. The subsequent series have been entirely Yank generated.

It shows, particularly the current one.
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Post by: BigAl on November 04, 2013, 08:12:52 AM
Series 1 is very good, series 2 isn't as good but very watchable.

Thus far series 3 is like a shite soap.

Couldn't have put it better myself  :thumbsup:
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Post by: manc_don on November 04, 2013, 08:54:26 AM
The 1st series was adapted from an Israeli series. The subsequent series have been entirely Yank generated.

It shows, particularly the current one.


I'd agree re the first 3 episodes but I thought last night was decent.  Hopefully enough on brody's daughter though, that was absolutely pointless!
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Post by: Kowalski on November 04, 2013, 09:01:41 AM
I'm actually watching the first series of Homeland, reached episode 7.  It's pretty good but so far but not a patch on some of the Scandinavian stuff that's been on BBC4 over the last few years IMHO.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BigAl on November 04, 2013, 09:05:03 AM
Anyone else watching "The Tunnel" ?
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Post by: Kowalski on November 04, 2013, 04:17:08 PM
Anyone else watching "The Tunnel" ?


No but doubt it's as good as The Bridge which it was based on.
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Post by: tlg1903 on November 04, 2013, 06:01:45 PM

No but doubt it's as good as The Bridge which it was based on.


Tru dat

Bridge series 2 starts this month too
http://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/arts-books/the-50-best-autumn-arts-8788225.html?action=gallery&ino=11 (http://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/arts-books/the-50-best-autumn-arts-8788225.html?action=gallery&ino=11)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on November 04, 2013, 10:36:04 PM

No but doubt it's as good as The Bridge which it was based on.

It's difficult to judge, having seen The Bridge and thoroughly enjoyed it, knowing what's happening next really diminishes as suspense.

I have to say I like The Tunnel and I like Stephen Dillane.

The 1st series of Homeland was excellent.
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Post by: Andrew on November 13, 2013, 07:03:58 PM
Just finished watching The Bridge. Was really very good. Much better story than the Killing I think.

I wish there could have been a few extra episodes though. It felt that they easily could have pushed it out to 15 and 20 episodes and developed the characters and story more.
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Post by: Kowalski on December 01, 2013, 12:44:26 PM
If there's a better MILF on TV than Susanna Reid then I'd be very surprised.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on December 01, 2013, 08:11:28 PM
If there's a better MILF on TV than Susanna Reid then I'd be very surprised.

I concur. Amazing broad.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on January 01, 2014, 10:34:07 PM
Sherlock took a bit of time to get going but thought it was excellent by the end.
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Post by: manc_don on January 02, 2014, 10:47:20 AM
Sherlock took a bit of time to get going but thought it was excellent by the end.


Yeah I wasn't convinced by the start so will watch it on iPlayer.
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Post by: TENEMENTFUNSTER on January 02, 2014, 10:39:42 PM
Series 2 of The Bridge starts on BBC4 on 4th January.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: tom_widdows on January 02, 2014, 10:45:39 PM
Yon latest series of Rab C Nesbitt is even worse than the last one.

Really should have left it well alone. Was never 'west end' quality but the 'new characters' acting abilities are more wooden than Paul McCartney's leg fetish
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Post by: Kowalski on January 03, 2014, 10:42:58 AM
Series 2 of The Bridge starts on BBC4 on 4th January.  :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: Tyrant on January 06, 2014, 03:11:30 PM
Just re-watched the first 4 parts of Top Boy because I saw there are another 4 parts to it. Pretty good. Although I find it hard to believe they couldn't find some better actors.
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Post by: Kowalski on January 06, 2014, 03:32:24 PM
The first two episodes of The Bridge were excellent.  The second episode of Sherlock was not.
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Post by: tom_widdows on January 12, 2014, 10:19:32 PM
Dear fuck they've made a new series of 'Birds of a feather'

 :hammer: :hammer:
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Post by: BigAl on January 13, 2014, 09:11:45 AM
The first two episodes of The Bridge were excellent. 

Third and fourth episodes didn't grab me the same way on Saturday night
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Post by: tlg1903 on January 13, 2014, 01:20:27 PM
I'm really enjoying the bridge s2 it has to be said
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Superstar Tradesman on January 16, 2014, 01:25:33 AM
Just finished watching The Following with Kevin Bacon as lead.  Good series although it fizzled out a bit towards the last couple episodes and got a little predictable.
 
Worth a watch though.
 
 
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Post by: Tyrant on January 16, 2014, 09:04:21 AM
I'm glad that Kevin Bacon has proved that he's not a flash in the pan actor.
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Post by: Madbadteacher on January 16, 2014, 04:21:24 PM
Bacon's always managed to find good rolls!
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Post by: tlg1903 on January 16, 2014, 05:33:47 PM
he's a bit hammy imo
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Post by: Kowalski on January 16, 2014, 07:48:12 PM
Although he's made a bit of a pig's ear out of the EE adverts.
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Post by: Madbadteacher on January 17, 2014, 02:37:34 AM
He seems a bit streaky? Good roles, bad roles, maybe a bit footloose in what he choses?
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Post by: Kowalski on March 12, 2014, 11:25:52 AM
True Detective.  Good performances but I'm finding it a tad slow?!
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Post by: Andrew on March 27, 2014, 11:40:02 PM
Didn't realise Neil Doncaster moonlighted as CEO of Next...

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/57226000/jpg/_57226654_simon_wolfson.jpg)
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Post by: BigAl on April 13, 2014, 08:25:17 PM
Salamander anyone ?

Thought it was really good
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: tom_widdows on July 31, 2014, 10:11:42 PM
Kids & Guns on Channel 4



So far a 4 year old girl has recieved a 44 magnum 'youth' rifle for her birthday

And next up was a family with their own private Arsenal and shooting range including a Gatlin gun. They apparently take safety seriously though :doh:

but somehow this 'child Geniuses' programme makes the gun nuts look normal and nice
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Post by: tom_widdows on September 03, 2014, 06:15:28 PM
Harvey Keitel now selling Direct line car Insurance.............

 ???
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Post by: bearsdenred on September 04, 2014, 06:35:06 AM
just watched the first episode of the Strain. Good idea on a modern vampire story. so keep your eye out for it.

just need to download the rest of the series now
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Post by: manc_don on October 08, 2014, 08:59:35 PM
The paedophile hunter. Really dark, and thought provoking. Have to say, they show the police how easy it really is.
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Post by: Kowalski on November 28, 2014, 10:13:48 AM
The Fall, even creepier than the first series.
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Post by: tlg1903 on December 14, 2014, 07:28:05 PM
Elementary

I must confess, I have always had a bit of a thing about Lucy Lui.  Combined with a real love of Sherlock Holmes I decided to give this series a try despite some questionable aspects.  It took a couple of episodes to find it's feet but when it did it went to marathon running really quickly.  Johnny Lee Miller has been given really good material to work with and, combined with more opportunity (22 episode per series as opposed to only 9 episodes), as such, has created a Sherlock Holmes with significantly more depth than Cumberpatch's effort in BBC's Sherlock (also a show I have a lot of love for I might add).  Any fan of Sherlock should give Elementary a watch.
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Post by: octavion on December 16, 2014, 06:41:04 PM
Naruto with kids  ;D and i enjoyed it .

Rasengan
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Post by: Superstar Tradesman on January 12, 2015, 03:17:03 AM
Peaky Blinders on Netflix.

It's excellent.   :thumbsup:
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Post by: manc_don on March 18, 2015, 11:22:27 AM
DO NOT READ MBT's RESPONSE IF YOU WANT TO WATCH THIS

Have been watching The Jinx online, absolutely fantastic documentary about a rich man suspected of committing a number of murders over  period of 30 years.  It's a 6 part documentary, and I am on 5/6 now.  Thoroughly recommend it, excellent sound track too.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4299972/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4299972/)

(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/2407834/images/o-ROBERT-DURST-facebook.jpg)
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Post by: Madbadteacher on March 18, 2015, 01:28:39 PM
Edit:

(http://i1.wp.com/www.alaskacommons.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/spoiler-alert-logo.jpg)








You are aware that, as a result of the programme, someone came forward with more evidence and he's now been arrested and charged?
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Post by: manc_don on March 18, 2015, 02:09:01 PM
You are aware that, as a result of the programme, someone came forward with more evidence and he's now been arrested and charged?

Thanks for ruining the programme MBT...lol it was why I had stated where I was in the documentary!
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Post by: Kowalski on March 18, 2015, 02:49:24 PM
Are you aware that he dies in the last episode?
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Post by: BigAl on March 18, 2015, 04:03:45 PM
You are aware that, as a result of the programme, someone came forward with more evidence and he's now been arrested and charged?

Booooooo
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Post by: BigAl on March 23, 2015, 03:32:18 PM
Bloodline on Netflix
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Post by: manc_don on March 24, 2015, 05:03:01 PM
Just as an FYI

http://www.fox.com/the-x-files/thexfiles
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Post by: Tyrant on April 24, 2015, 03:00:45 PM
Not TV but this was all on TV at some point. After randomly listening to a Corries song about the battle of Stirling Brig I realised that I didn't know anything about said battle. Or Scottish history in general. I watched a wee documentary on it from YouTube which I found fascinating. Now I share it with my fellow DTers. Although I expect this stuff isn't as new to many of you as it was to me. It's in 3 parts and the song I alluded to by the Corries first.  :thumbsup:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwAOQGKO-hA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzLTY14WI20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_lkK0Po_1Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI_XZfgs_PQ
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Post by: Superstar Tradesman on April 27, 2015, 02:00:02 AM
Better Call Saul.

5 episodes in and absolutely nothing has happened yet.

Breaking Bad was a slow burner but by fuck they're dragging this out.
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Post by: phoenix on April 27, 2015, 09:03:41 PM
'The Secrets Of Sports Direct'  - Harry Wallop investigates.

There's a face I'd like to punch - Mike Ashley.

What a bunch of shitehooses  - 5,000 workers (not called employees , except for the elite 300) , 4,700 on zero hours contracts.

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Post by: manc_don on April 28, 2015, 01:25:18 AM
Better Call Saul.

5 episodes in and absolutely nothing has happened yet.

Breaking Bad was a slow burner but by fuck they're dragging this out.

Found the exact same!
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Post by: Tyrant on April 28, 2015, 12:41:07 PM
If it's even half as good as Breaking Bad it'll be a no brainer.
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Post by: Stupie82 on April 28, 2015, 03:22:02 PM
Found the exact same!

It does get better, but the 1st season of breaking bad was slow. They are setting it up just nicely for the 2nd season and I think it will be like BB in that it will get grimier and darker. The similarities are there. Both had humour in the first season, with the 'butter wouldn't melt' characters and then as time went on it got darker and the characters developed into who we came to love. Hopefully that's where it is going.

I highly recommend Daredevil if no one has watched it yet. Its a Marvel adaption and its a superhero as you would expect, but its quite dark and gory and I was very surprised at how good it was. 9/10 for me !!
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Post by: manc_don on June 01, 2015, 10:01:54 PM
Just watched Romes invisible City on BBC, fantastic and fascinating viewing. Truly were an incredible people, the Romans, their attention to detail is mind boggling.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on August 30, 2015, 10:38:05 PM
I know you're all watching the Libertines at Reading on BBC4 just now.

Can I recommend the programme that preceded this?

You can go to hell, I'm going to Texas by Rich Hall.

I know that it wouldn't appeal to 95% of the population.

But I'm a perennial optimist.

It was uplifting for the precision of its social observation.

And Rich Hall is sheer class.

It will be iplayerable.
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Post by: manc_don on August 31, 2015, 09:01:39 AM
Love Rich Hall, had the pleasure of meeting him one festival a few years back in Edinburgh, was pleased that he was as dry in real life as he was on TV. Will check this out!
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Post by: bearsdenred on August 31, 2015, 05:29:14 PM
Actually catching up with Gotham. the strain and just seen the first episode of fear the walking dead. :) ah holidays, sit back n watching movies and tv shows
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Post by: Tyrant on September 01, 2015, 08:20:57 AM
Boardwalk Empire. Political gangster drama set in prohibition times in eastern USA. Just started season 2. Thoroughly enjoying it so far.
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Post by: manc_don on September 19, 2015, 08:53:58 AM
Cradle to the grave on bbc2, excellent comedy with Peter kay
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Post by: rocket_scientist on September 19, 2015, 11:03:27 AM
Cradle to the grave on bbc2, excellent comedy with Peter kay

My immediate response would normally be that Kay and comedy are mutually exclusive. I really don't like the man.

But for someone who likes Rich Hall to also like Peter Kay is interesting, particularly when I love one as much as I despise the other. This inevitably leads to analysis, introspection and examination.

Not that this is a paradoxical dichotomy. John Lydon espouses individuality and says that no two people have ever been the same throughout history and never will be. The context was in relation to fashion trends and lamenting imitators, persons banging out formulaic "art" rather than coming from their own expression so I guess I shouldn't be surprised that 1 can like X and Y whereas 2 also likes X but hates Y. But there will be reasons for the divergence.

Kay and Hall are both successful, intelligent performers. But where Hall is acerbic, honest and presents truth, Kay presents to appeal to the lowest common denominator and disguises his intelligent manipulative agenda, thereby keeping himself, his true nature in the background. He knows what people like and he gives it to them, all wrapped up in a cheeky chappie fat northern bastard persona, knowing full well that his appeal is to these "normal" people, mostly thick cunts who like their comedy simple and base.

In this respect, Kay is dishonest. He uses his formula to make money and would rarely be capable of great insight. Where John Lydon and Rich Hall are unable to disguise themselves, Kay wears a mask. It is this alone that switches him off for me and the only reason I can't deal with the cunt nor anything he has to say.
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Post by: Kowalski on September 20, 2015, 10:03:59 PM
My immediate response would normally be that Kay and comedy are mutually exclusive. I really don't like the man.

But for someone who likes Rich Hall to also like Peter Kay is interesting, particularly when I love one as much as I despise the other. This inevitably leads to analysis, introspection and examination.

Not that this is a paradoxical dichotomy. John Lydon espouses individuality and says that no two people have ever been the same throughout history and never will be. The context was in relation to fashion trends and lamenting imitators, persons banging out formulaic "art" rather than coming from their own expression so I guess I shouldn't be surprised that 1 can like X and Y whereas 2 also likes X but hates Y. But there will be reasons for the divergence.

Kay and Hall are both successful, intelligent performers. But where Hall is acerbic, honest and presents truth, Kay presents to appeal to the lowest common denominator and disguises his intelligent manipulative agenda, thereby keeping himself, his true nature in the background. He knows what people like and he gives it to them, all wrapped up in a cheeky chappie fat northern bastard persona, knowing full well that his appeal is to these "normal" people, mostly thick cunts who like their comedy simple and base.

In this respect, Kay is dishonest. He uses his formula to make money and would rarely be capable of great insight. Where John Lydon and Rich Hall are unable to disguise themselves, Kay wears a mask. It is this alone that switches him off for me and the only reason I can't deal with the cunt nor anything he has to say.

Phoenix Nights was brilliant.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on September 21, 2015, 08:09:06 PM
Fair enough Rocket, I can see your point but I've always liked Kay.  Especially in Phoenix Nights and Max and Paddy!  Maybe that's because I lived in the North West of England for a while.
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Post by: tlg1903 on September 21, 2015, 08:12:03 PM
Fair enough Rocket, I can see your point but I've always liked Kay.  Especially in Phoenix Nights and Max and Paddy!  Maybe that's because I lived in the North West of England for a while.

Phoenix Nights was brilliant but Dave Spikey was the real genius behind that.  I don't mind Peter Kay, he's had his moments.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on October 18, 2015, 09:03:09 PM
BBC4 right now. Rich Hall.
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Post by: manc_don on October 30, 2015, 09:40:05 AM
Anyone watch the Class of 92 show about them buying up Salford City last night? Quite interesting, although I can completely see why some fans would be pissed off about it.
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Post by: manc_don on November 11, 2015, 01:56:22 PM
Currently making my way through this website.

http://theculturecypher.com/2015/11/07/10-obscure-hip-hop-documentaries-you-need-to-watch/

I could post each link myself, but i'm not going to lie, i'm lazy  :thumbsup:
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on January 10, 2016, 10:17:34 PM
Deutschland '83 on Channel 4, only second episode but good so far.  Drama series set around the Cold War and the potential of WWIII.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on January 10, 2016, 10:19:06 PM
Deutschland '83 on Channel 4, only second episode but good so far.  Drama series set around the Cold War and the potential of WWIII.

Watched that a while back bobby, very good series! You'll enjoy the rest
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Post by: RicoS321 on January 11, 2016, 10:02:12 AM
Watched that a while back bobby, very good series! You'll enjoy the rest

Good to know. Certainly has been good so far. Even my wife has managed to follow a subtitled program without complaint.
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Post by: Tyrant on January 13, 2016, 04:22:47 PM
Anyone been watching Making a Murderer on Netflix?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on January 13, 2016, 07:11:10 PM
Anyone been watching Making a Murderer on Netflix?

My girlfriend started watching it the other day, is it any good?
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Post by: Tyrant on January 14, 2016, 08:03:54 AM
It's good in the sense it's fairly gripping television but it's bad because of the injustice.
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on January 14, 2016, 09:10:04 AM
I watched the first episode but not sure I'll be watching anymore, it was extremely grim. Possibly wasn't in the right mind set for it, right enough.

Started watching another drama about Escobar. Have watched all of Narcos and then a different series popped up on Netflix. Will give it a go, first episode seemed decent enough.
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Post by: Tyrant on January 14, 2016, 09:20:22 AM
Grim is exactly how I'd describe the whole series tbh be honest. And the 1st episode is just the tip of the iceberg.
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on January 14, 2016, 09:33:43 AM
Grim is exactly how I'd describe the whole series tbh be honest. And the 1st episode is just the tip of the iceberg.

Will give it a miss then. Not sure if it was the subject matter, the rednecks, the bleak landscapes or all of it together, but it made me want to weep. It was interesting, and obviously a miscarriage of justice/abuse of powers etc, but it felt as though the first episode was 5 hours long. 
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Post by: RicoS321 on January 14, 2016, 12:31:11 PM
I'm on episode 5 and quite enjoying it. Makes you angry, unsurprised etc. Decent enough format, clearly drawn out as these things seem to have to be, but good building of the characters and with no commentary (any commentary in the form of subtitle and generally just factual) it leaves you to draw your own conclusions, which is great. The people interviewed aren't introduced as good or bad, on the side of right or wrong, you just have to take them as they come and draw your own conclusion as it moves forward - the lawyer for the nephew of Avery a good example. I'd recommend giving it a go.
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Post by: manc_don on January 20, 2016, 03:40:58 PM
Anyone watch the Channel 4 programme called The Jihadi next door? Genuinely don't understand why they don't just let them leave the country.
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Post by: RicoS321 on January 21, 2016, 09:35:23 AM
Anyone watch the Channel 4 programme called The Jihadi next door? Genuinely don't understand why they don't just let them leave the country.

Watched it last night. It suits both parties to remain where they are. How are the government supposed to curtail people's freedoms without dicks like these guys to justify it? The main pretenders in the programme looked like little fuds who'd get their heeds to play with in minutes if they moved to Iraq.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on January 22, 2016, 11:23:22 PM
Lemmy the movie right now. BBC 4.
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Post by: manc_don on March 06, 2016, 10:10:11 PM
Watched the first episode of trapped tonight, nordic shows seem to be all the rage these days and this one looks like it's going to be another great one. Downloaded the other 6 episodes already.
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Post by: manc_don on March 22, 2016, 01:58:41 PM
http://www.chonday.com/Videos/bcsotlsn2

Oh dear...
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Post by: manc_don on March 30, 2016, 07:39:56 AM
Night manager, excellent viewing so far. Was even surprised to see a bit of boob, BBC getting raunchy!
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Post by: BigAl on March 30, 2016, 07:45:22 AM
Night manager, excellent viewing so far. Was even surprised to see a bit of boob, BBC getting raunchy!

Obviously watching on iPlayer as it finished on Sunday night.
Won't spoil it by giving away the plot, but doubt you'll be disappointed.
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Post by: manc_don on March 30, 2016, 11:59:57 AM
Obviously watching on iPlayer as it finished on Sunday night.
Won't spoil it by giving away the plot, but doubt you'll be disappointed.

Missed the first one and hadn't time to watch it, so starting now!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Kowalski on March 31, 2016, 08:36:25 PM
Thoroughly enjoyed Trapped on BBC4.
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Post by: BigAl on March 31, 2016, 08:58:46 PM
Thoroughly enjoyed Trapped on BBC4.

Have watched first couple of episodes.
The rest on Virgin Tivo Box
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Post by: Tyrant on April 01, 2016, 02:47:10 PM
Just finished Sons of Anarchy. Enjoyed it. Just as well because at 7 seasons it was quite an investment of time that I had to make.

Now re-watching the last season of Game of Thrones to refresh my memory for the new season.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on April 25, 2016, 10:45:01 PM
The Hollow Crown starts on BBC4 at 11.

First of four and critically highly acclaimed.

The channel it appears on is the clue for most morons not to bother.
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Post by: tom_widdows on May 29, 2016, 09:07:54 PM
New version of Top Gear  :hammer:

Cant see it lasting more than one series (perhaps it wont even make to the end of this one)
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Post by: rocket_scientist on May 29, 2016, 09:23:56 PM
New version of Top Gear  :hammer:

Cant see it lasting more than one series (perhaps it wont even make to the end of this one)

I don't watch it but my youngest decided to.

Why would I, not being a petrol head but knowing what I like, all 3 of my motors being perfect, for me, a 2010 Micra that's just tripped 60,000 miles being my fav car on the planet.

She said Evans was meh and Le Blanc was trying too hard to be funny.

My hope is that it succeeds just because I detested Clarkson. I would detest him but for the fact he is history and therefore the past participle is more apt. Not that I really give a fuck about a show I'll never watch. It's bound to be shite if a lot of people like it. 95% principle etc.
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Post by: manc_don on June 01, 2016, 09:08:52 AM
Watched it the other day, thought it was ok, with some funny bits. Matt Le Blanc was funny enough but Chris Evans was trying too hard.  He clearly knows his cars, hopefully it'll just take him a couple of episodes to get going.  I was thoroughly bored of the old format so hopefully they manage to change it up a bit. My fear is that it will only last 1 series.  I'd love to see the grin wiped off Clarkson's face.
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Post by: Kowalski on June 03, 2016, 10:13:41 AM
Watched it the other day, thought it was ok, with some funny bits. Matt Le Blanc was funny enough but Chris Evans was trying too hard.  He clearly knows his cars, hopefully it'll just take him a couple of episodes to get going.  I was thoroughly bored of the old format so hopefully they manage to change it up a bit. My fear is that it will only last 1 series.  I'd love to see the grin wiped off Clarkson's face.

I don't like Chris Evans but I thought it was okay.  They are on a hiding to nothing though.
I would also like to see the grin wiped off Clarkson's face as I hold him wholly responsible.
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Post by: Kowalski on June 06, 2016, 08:38:42 AM
Top Gear was certainly an improvement last night.  I didn't mind it at all.
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Post by: manc_don on June 06, 2016, 09:11:36 AM
Top Gear was certainly an improvement last night.  I didn't mind it at all.

Beat me to it, I thoroughly enjoyed it last night.  I really want it to be successful and thought the combo of the guests was good too.
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Post by: tom_widdows on June 29, 2016, 08:54:09 AM
Beat me to it, I thoroughly enjoyed it last night.  I really want it to be successful and thought the combo of the guests was good too.

Seems Le Blanc is threatening to quit if Evans isnt sacked.

Only caught the end of the rolls royce bit on sunday but Evans really was irritating at the end of Le Blancs review. Jumping about like a petulant child.

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Post by: Tyrant on June 29, 2016, 09:41:18 AM
Seems Le Blanc is threatening to quit if Evans isnt sacked.

Only caught the end of the rolls royce bit on sunday but Evans really was irritating at the end of Le Blancs review. Jumping about like a petulant child.


Why?
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Post by: tom_widdows on June 29, 2016, 02:52:53 PM

Why?

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/top-gear-matt-leblanc-vows-to-quit-unless-chris-evans-is-sacked-rory-reid-eddie-jordan-labour-crisis-a7105186.html
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Post by: Tyrant on June 29, 2016, 03:19:43 PM
FFS sake. Fannies. Just do your amazingly fun and lucrative job and shut the fuck up.  :hammer:
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Post by: manc_don on July 04, 2016, 03:39:39 PM
Chris Evans has stepped down...
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Post by: Edinburghdon on July 04, 2016, 03:53:02 PM
Chris Evans has stepped down...

Not a huge surprise really, I'd warmed to the new top gear slightly but his style still grated quite a bit. It's a shame as you could tell he knew his stuff about cars.  Admittedly the fact the Euros have been on over the past couple of weeks couldn't have helped the ratings.

Fingers crossed Matt LeBlanc stays on, he turned out to be much better than i expected.
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Post by: manc_don on July 04, 2016, 06:21:23 PM
Not a huge surprise really, I'd warmed to the new top gear slightly but his style still grated quite a bit. It's a shame as you could tell he knew his stuff about cars.  Admittedly the fact the Euros have been on over the past couple of weeks couldn't have helped the ratings.

Fingers crossed Matt LeBlanc stays on, he turned out to be much better than i expected.

True, I was getting used to him.  The relaunch was terribly timed, I've missed so many because of the Euros. I really wanted it to be a success just to noise up Clarkson.
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Post by: Edinburghdon on July 04, 2016, 06:34:54 PM
True, I was getting used to him.  The relaunch was terribly timed, I've missed so many because of the Euros. I really wanted it to be a success just to noise up Clarkson.

It really was, shocking from the bbc really.

To be honest, as much as I don't like Clarkson away from top gear he was a big part of why the previous version of top gear was so enjoyable. Really looking forward to seeing if him, may & Hammond can recreate that on the grand tour.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on July 04, 2016, 07:52:39 PM
Anyone voting for "Jeremy, Hamster and May" might as well rip his pants down to his ankles and implore everyone to fill him up.

Is it their upbringing? Rhetorical.

Amazing how stupid cunts swallowed how "good" and "decent" "Britishness" was meant to be.

These cunts make me vomit.
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Post by: Edinburghdon on July 04, 2016, 08:22:51 PM
Anyone voting for "Jeremy, Hamster and May" might as well rip his pants down to his ankles and implore everyone to fill him up.

Is it their upbringing? Rhetorical.

Amazing how stupid cunts swallowed how "good" and "decent" "Britishness" was meant to be.

These cunts make me vomit.

 ::)

Who's voting?

I'll indulge you... It doesn't mean you have to like clarkson as a person to enjoy the program.  I think it's more that the previous version of top gear was perfect for Sunday evenings, mindless entertainment.

Much like some posters on here... If you ignore the entertainment part I mean.  :laughing:
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Post by: bearsdenred on July 17, 2016, 10:21:07 AM
Totally recommend (if its not already mentioned) Watching

Stranger Things.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4574334 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4574334)


This just might be the new show to be up there with the Walking dead, once everyone watches. Brilliant performances from Winona Ryder. brilliant settings in the 80s :) along with a bloody brilliant flash back to our childhood.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Post by: RicoS321 on July 17, 2016, 03:01:39 PM
Totally recommend (if its not already mentioned) Watching

Stranger Things.

 


This just might be the new show to be up there with the Walking dead, once everyone watches. Brilliant performances from Winona Ryder. brilliant settings in the 80s :) along with a bloody brilliant flash back to our childhood.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4574334//url)


I'm unhappy with your link provision.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4574334/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4574334/)
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Post by: RicoS321 on July 18, 2016, 11:28:56 AM
Totally recommend (if its not already mentioned) Watching

Stranger Things.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4574334 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4574334)


This just might be the new show to be up there with the Walking dead, once everyone watches. Brilliant performances from Winona Ryder. brilliant settings in the 80s :) along with a bloody brilliant flash back to our childhood.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Started watching. Quite entertaining, despite the annoying little kids. An easy watch, good for an evening. Will probably get through the ten episodes in a few evenings at this rate!
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Post by: bearsdenred on July 18, 2016, 07:38:54 PM
Started watching. Quite entertaining, despite the annoying little kids. An easy watch, good for an evening. Will probably get through the ten episodes in a few evenings at this rate!
noticed even Stephen King watched it, and gave it a glowing report as well.

it gets better, 8 episode first season just hope season 2 we get more and a continuation of where it ends as well. Wyonia Ryder is amazing in the show.
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Post by: RicoS321 on July 19, 2016, 08:48:29 AM
noticed even Stephen King watched it, and gave it a glowing report as well.

it gets better, 8 episode first season just hope season 2 we get more and a continuation of where it ends as well. Wyonia Ryder is amazing in the show.

I wid Ryder....

A couple of "you just wouldn't have done that" moments of unrealistic behaviour that nearly put me off, but I suppose it's quite difficult not to have those things in a jumpy thriller/horror type program. Half way through, so should have it done by Friday given the paucity of decent programming on the cooncil telly at the moment. 
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Post by: RicoS321 on July 22, 2016, 02:37:42 PM
Finished Stranger Things last night, was quite good. Not sure if I was completely taken by it, but entertaining. It was a bit goonies meets aliens at points, but decent nevertheless.

Been watching Spotless (on Netflix) after the wife goes to bed (what with the drugs, tits and necrophilia), and just finished last night. Very good series. Would highly recommend.
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Post by: RicoS321 on October 06, 2016, 11:30:21 PM
Watched Who Took Johnny? doc on Netflix the nicht. Worth a watch like. Pretty horrendous in places, and points to a US version of the Cyril Smith conspiracy type.

Also watched Amanda Knox documentary th'ither night. Twas quite good. I wid.
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Post by: manc_don on October 07, 2016, 07:45:43 AM
Still game returns tonight does it not?
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Post by: BigAl on October 07, 2016, 07:50:31 AM
Still game returns tonight does it not?

Aye BBC1 @ 9:30
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Post by: Ritchie on October 10, 2016, 05:41:39 AM
Just watched the first season of Mr Robot and (I think?) I was pleasantly surprised! Was a slow burner but after a few episodes I was hooked, and don't understand why! nae tits, nae action, nae jokes... but bloody engrossing.

Usually hear from family n friends the decent tv series to watch but not heard anyone speak about this one. Anyone here seen it? Nae entirely sure how much I enjoyed it or if I didnae? one things for sure, I'm going to start watching the 2nd season tonight.
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Post by: manc_don on October 10, 2016, 08:13:49 AM
Still game returns tonight does it not?

Enjoyed but it wasn't as good as the others
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Post by: Bisconti on October 10, 2016, 08:20:54 AM
Westworld was everything I'd hoped it would be.

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Post by: BigAl on October 10, 2016, 10:41:11 AM
Enjoyed but it wasn't as good as the others

Thought this was a big test for them.
The stage show might have worked at SECC but it certainly didn't when shown on tv.
They needed to get new series off to a flyer or might have thought it had had it's day.
Personal opinion I thought it was really good and just like the old days of Still Game
Hoping for more of the same in coming weeks.
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Post by: Stupie82 on October 10, 2016, 03:09:57 PM
Still game returns tonight does it not?

Was a bit disappointed with it. Don't think I laughed more than once. The earlier ones were superb and some of the funniest TV comedy I have seen in a very long time.

Watched last weeks Westworld TV series at the weekend and thought it was excellent. Really looking forward to seeing where it goes. Was completely confused to start with, but finally starting to see what it is. Ed Harris is a frightening bastard in it like!!
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Post by: Bisconti on October 10, 2016, 06:31:56 PM
Watched last weeks Westworld TV series at the weekend and thought it was excellent. Really looking forward to seeing where it goes. Was completely confused to start with, but finally starting to see what it is. Ed Harris is a frightening bastard in it like!!

I like that they've changed it with the human being the bad ass this time.  It looks quality as well, no cheap studio stuff.
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Post by: manc_don on October 10, 2016, 07:08:14 PM
Was a bit disappointed with it. Don't think I laughed more than once. The earlier ones were superb and some of the funniest TV comedy I have seen in a very long time.

Agreed, I did laugh more than once mind, but it wasn't as good as I'd hoped it would be.

Fingers crossed we all come round to BigAl's way of thinking ;)
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Post by: mondo on October 10, 2016, 09:14:54 PM
Watched Who Took Johnny? doc on Netflix the nicht. Worth a watch like. Pretty horrendous in places, and points to a US version of the Cyril Smith conspiracy type.

Also watched Amanda Knox documentary th'ither night. Twas quite good. I wid.

Aye good documentary that and yes I wid to.  That detective in charge boy was a funny character like, there didn't seem to be much of a thorough investigation.  Must admit reading the papers I was convinced she was guilty along with her Italian boyfriend, now it's pretty obvious they had nothing to do with it and were busy fucking at the time.

Watched the first few episodes of Mr.Robot @Ritchie and I thought it was pretty descent.  I got hooked on narcos 2 and haven't had time to continue it yet but I will do.

Anyone else like Have I Got News For You?  I'd say the only good thing left on BBC.  Friday night, home from work and tipsy after one or two beers and you can't beat a bit of HIGNFY.  Paul Merton got a bit boring for a few series but seems to be back to his best now and Ian Hislop isn't feart of telling it like it is.
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Post by: cupidstunt on October 10, 2016, 10:16:42 PM
I've been watching Trigger Happy on All4

Some not so funny, others very funny.

Worth the flick through.
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Post by: RicoS321 on October 11, 2016, 09:43:57 AM
Watched the first few episodes of Mr.Robot @Ritchie and I thought it was pretty descent.

Second season is better I reckon, well worth continuing with.
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Post by: manc_don on October 14, 2016, 09:31:21 PM
Watched HIGNFY tonight, was brilliant! Been ages since I've sat and watched it
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Post by: Kowalski on October 17, 2016, 05:30:06 PM
The Fall. Certainly different from the first two series but very well put together.
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Post by: RicoS321 on October 18, 2016, 08:31:12 AM
New Adam Curtis documentary on iPlayer. Ace as always fae him. Not quite sure why it's nae on the normal telly like. They could easily split it into two or three parts and throw it on BBC4 instead of the repeats they keep showing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p04b183c/adam-curtis-hypernormalisation (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p04b183c/adam-curtis-hypernormalisation)
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Post by: manc_don on October 18, 2016, 01:51:50 PM
New Adam Curtis documentary on iPlayer. Ace as always fae him. Not quite sure why it's nae on the normal telly like. They could easily split it into two or three parts and throw it on BBC4 instead of the repeats they keep showing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p04b183c/adam-curtis-hypernormalisation (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p04b183c/adam-curtis-hypernormalisation)

A mate was telling me about this last night, going to give it a watch on the weekend  :thumbsup:
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Post by: RicoS321 on October 18, 2016, 01:58:59 PM
You winna be disappointed, Curtis nails it like. Where he gets his clips from I've nae idea, but it works on all levels.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on October 19, 2016, 12:50:38 AM
Jacques Perreti's Who's Spending Britain's Billions is excellent.

Available on BBC iplayer, essential viewing for all the stupid cunts who didn't vote for independence and Brexit.

People who don't have a fucking clue what day of the week it is in other words, far less what's going on.
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Post by: 1903_Redz on October 19, 2016, 05:10:27 AM
When i'm at home it's only ever sport that's on my telly, don't watch anything else.

When offshore it's box sets. Right now it's Hell on Wheels season 3 and Narcos season 2.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Desert Don on October 19, 2016, 05:49:45 AM
I'm on a 5 week on 5 off rota based in a remote desert, so box sets help get me through the trip.

Been through all the usual's, favorites include:

Dexter, Banshee, Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy. Currently watching True Blood season 6
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Post by: manc_don on October 22, 2016, 06:11:23 PM
New Adam Curtis documentary on iPlayer. Ace as always fae him. Not quite sure why it's nae on the normal telly like. They could easily split it into two or three parts and throw it on BBC4 instead of the repeats they keep showing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p04b183c/adam-curtis-hypernormalisation (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p04b183c/adam-curtis-hypernormalisation)

Excellent show although having watched it after the semi final I feel a bit down about life!  Not because it told me things I didn't necessarily suspect or know, but it's another thing seeing it in a documentary.  I knew I had to be in the right mood for it, enjoyed it nonetheless and thoroughly recommend it!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: MálagaSheep on October 22, 2016, 07:55:06 PM
Started watching  Quarry. So far so good!

Dont know how to put up links for the description of the show
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Post by: cupidstunt on October 25, 2016, 11:41:52 AM
The season opener for Walking Dead was heavy watching.

Probably the most brutal episode I've seen in a TV series, ever.
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Post by: Edinburghdon on October 25, 2016, 12:29:08 PM
The season opener for Walking Dead was heavy watching.

Probably the most brutal episode I've seen in a TV series, ever.

Aye I already knew what was coming and it was still heavy watching.

Some phenomenal acting in last nights episode though, Negan is brilliantly played.
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Post by: Stupie82 on October 25, 2016, 12:32:50 PM
The season opener for Walking Dead was heavy watching.

Probably the most brutal episode I've seen in a TV series, ever.

I dont think i have ever felt so physically sick while watching a TV show. The closest for me was the red wedding in game of thrones, however this topped it. Absolutely brutal but brilliant. That Jeffery Dean Morgan plays Negan superbly... he is both a terrifying and intriguing character. 

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Post by: cupidstunt on October 25, 2016, 12:41:29 PM
Aye I already knew what was coming and it was still heavy watching.

Some phenomenal acting in last nights episode though, Negan is brilliantly played.

I had a good idea, the comics kill off one of the ones that dies (trying not to spoil it for anyone that hasnt seen it yet) but the TV show hasnt stuck hard and fast to the comic so there was a small part of me that thought they might deviate from it to keep he/she alive.

The way its all put together though completely outdid the red wedding. A lot more suspense and eyes popping out of a smashed skull is far more blood and gore than a few sliced jugulars.
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Post by: irnbru1903 on October 25, 2016, 09:58:08 PM

Watched Walking Dead last night after work to wind down but bloody hell what the fudge are you supposed to do with that. Superb acting from all which went to make it all the more believable and even more depressing! The only way is up for the good guys now ... surely.


Of course came home from work tonight and thought well it can't be as bad as last night and then Collum took over .... prick!!



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Post by: minijc on October 26, 2016, 11:26:45 AM
Scream on netflix is bloody good, season 2 is a slow burner then it kicks off big time.
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Post by: Three Crazz on October 26, 2016, 08:22:41 PM
Downloaded and started watching , Homeland
Like watching old box sets
Just finished the entire series of Dexter.
Sunday morning x2 episodes loved it
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Post by: Stupie82 on October 26, 2016, 08:30:41 PM
Downloaded and started watching , Homeland
Like watching old box sets
Just finished the entire series of Dexter.
Sunday morning x2 episodes loved it

Dexter was excellent, tough the last two seasons weren't as good.

I have seen all the Homelands and think they are great too. If you can get past Carrie greetin' all the time, then you are onto a winner  :laughing:

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Post by: BigAl on October 26, 2016, 08:36:07 PM
Dexter was excellent, tough the last two seasons weren't as good.

I have seen all the Homelands and think they are great too. If you can get past Carrie greetin' all the time, then you are onto a winner  :laughing:

Something about Carrie I love.
Reckon she is one  horny lady in the sack.
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Post by: manc_don on October 26, 2016, 09:08:34 PM
Started suits last night. A series that has always escaped me, loved the first 3 episodes.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BigAl on October 26, 2016, 09:22:50 PM
Have watched all series of Suits on Netflix.
Have to say really enjoyed it Manc.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on October 26, 2016, 09:39:09 PM
Have watched all series of Suits on Netflix.
Have to say really enjoyed it Manc.

My g/f has raved about it, good to know it's not just her that thinks that!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mondo on October 26, 2016, 10:17:57 PM
Dose of the flu seen me let the boss know I wouldn't be in today.  Bring on the tat that passes for daytime tv today.

Watched a prog called Lip sync battle.  Now I'm not the biggest fan of the show but I do tune in when i see some totty are on an episode.  (Rules will be adhered to as much as possible)

2 celebrities do battle miming to their favourite songs.  LL cool J and the lovely Chrissy Teigen** wearing very little host the US version and I have noticed the UK followed suit by getting similar stars to host the UK show.... I give you Professor Green and Mel B  :hammer:

**(http://i67.tinypic.com/1zd26q9.jpg)

Thought it would be fun to compare the calibre of celebs the 2 shows are attracting:

US version:Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson V Jimmy Fallon
UK version: Alesha Dixon V David Walliams

US version: Anne Hathaway V Emily Blunt**
UK version: Rufus Hound V Jorgie Porter

**(http://i64.tinypic.com/14tq6w8.jpg)  (http://i65.tinypic.com/106en87.jpg)

US version: Deieon Sanders V Justin Bieber
UK version: Johnny Vegas V Vic Reeves  :dunno:

UK version must have blew the whole budget on those A list guests as I don't think there is a 2nd series :(

Oh and I almost forgot the episode I was watching today featured the adorable Gigi Hadid wearing this....
(http://i63.tinypic.com/51pp40.jpg)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: donsdaft on October 26, 2016, 10:23:40 PM
Wait wait wait wait wait

There is a program on TV which is about who can mime the best to their favourite songs?

 :razz: :razz: :razz: :razz: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:


I'm not sure that is even funny.


Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Ten Caat on October 26, 2016, 10:26:20 PM
Wait wait wait wait wait

There is a programon TV which is about who can mime the best to their favourite songs?

 :razz: :razz: :razz: :razz: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:


I'm not sure that is even funny.
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Aye and its called the X Factor 
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mondo on October 26, 2016, 10:56:57 PM
Wait wait wait wait wait

There is a program on TV which is about who can mime the best to their favourite songs?

 :razz: :razz: :razz: :razz: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:


I'm not sure that is even funny.

Yes you are exactly right.
https://youtu.be/yrQ9XmEJvhk
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on October 27, 2016, 07:42:16 AM
Yes you are exactly right.
https://youtu.be/yrQ9XmEJvhk

I've actually been to the UK version with rufus hound and jorgie porter. It was ace. She is stunning but he was hilarious. It's a channel 5 show is it not? Nothing lasts for very long on there. You won't believe me but professor Green was actually funny as fuck in between filming
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: mondo on October 27, 2016, 05:24:00 PM
I've actually been to the UK version with rufus hound and jorgie porter. It was ace. She is stunning but he was hilarious. It's a channel 5 show is it not? Nothing lasts for very long on there. You won't believe me but professor Green was actually funny as fuck in between filming

Yes I found he was actually ok as the host.  Obviously zero chemistry with that bint mel B though.  Bet you're gutted you missed the Johnny Vegas V Vic Reeves gig  :laughing:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: rocket_scientist on October 31, 2016, 04:07:22 AM
I'm on Narcos season 1. Will have caught up with all 20 episodes within a couple of weeks. Very promising so far.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: MálagaSheep on October 31, 2016, 04:11:31 AM
I'm on Narcos season 1. Will have caught up with all 20 episodes within a couple of weeks. Very promising so far.

Best series I've ever watched rocket, Enjoy
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on October 31, 2016, 08:08:32 AM
Yes I found he was actually ok as the host.  Obviously zero chemistry with that bint mel B though.  Bet you're gutted you missed the Johnny Vegas V Vic Reeves gig  :laughing:

Aye, even missed the airing on tv  ;D What a shame  ;)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: 1903_Redz on November 03, 2016, 10:53:36 PM
The ending of a TV series... it canna be an easy thing to do right.

Banshee ended brilliantly, Californication ended well and so did The Office, but Breaking Bad and The Sopranos left me frustrated as hell. I've watched that ending to the Sopranos a few times, having read peoples opinions on what it's all about to see if i can see where they're coming from... it still drives me bonkers.

The Walking Dead... how the hell is that going to end? Are they going to find a cure to the zombie virus (which seems unlikely after years of living like cavemen) or are they all just going to succumb and die?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: rocket_scientist on November 03, 2016, 11:01:38 PM
The Sopranos was perfection, all the way through and including the end.

Perhaps you need a particular type of conclusion in order to put it in a box?

Life's not like that. Art certainly isn't either.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: 1903_Redz on November 03, 2016, 11:12:07 PM
I know what you mean and i did wonder how they could draw to an end a way of life for tens of thousands of people (i believe they think there are still 16,000-20,000 mafia still operating), but i didn't enjoy the ambiguity of the final scene of The Sopranos. I got the feeling Big T was away to get whacked.  :(
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: rocket_scientist on November 03, 2016, 11:28:17 PM
I know what you mean and i did wonder how they could draw to an end a way of life for tens of thousands of people (i believe they think there are still 16,000-20,000 mafia still operating), but i didn't enjoy the ambiguity of the final scene of The Sopranos. I got the feeling Big T was away to get whacked.  :(

Suspense and intrigue are valuable tools in film-making!

For me, after six series and god knows how many episodes - and I've seen them all at least twice and possibly three times - I agree that I was also wondering if T was away to get whacked. Mainly due to the fact I knew it was the last episode more than anything else. That's good film-making, us all pouring over a simple family situation and wondering what brutality was going to occur.

But on reflection I thought it was a great ending. Most of us can enjoy a family outing and know that gunmen aren't going to burst in and blow our brains out. In that business, the business of creating enemies, they can NEVER relax and the fact it didn't happen then doesn't mean it won't happen next time, or at least at some point in the future. It's a perpetual cycle of war "this thing of ours" and the price they pay for being in it is that they can't take once what we take for granted every day. It's pathos. It's sad. No money in the world would have me swap lives with them and that's the point; they're fucking animals living a completely different life from us, and they do it within our schools, restaurants and communities. They're a tiny proportion of the population but they exist and it's scary to appreciate.

I put the finger up to a gangster once, in a Glasgow traffic jam. I didn't know he was a gangster when I did it but by fuck I didn't have long to find out that he was different gravy. Fortunately I was able to keep my mouth shut and as still as my body, sitting in the driver seat as I was. The numerous witnesses probably dissuaded him from meting out the justice he felt I deserved and whilst I knew I'd made a mistake, he was scarily different, something I'd never seen before and hopefully won't come across again.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: 1903_Redz on November 03, 2016, 11:33:26 PM
Suspense and intrigue are valuable tools in film-making!

For me, after six series and god knows how many episodes - and I've seen them all at least twice and possibly three times - I agree that I was also wondering if T was away to get whacked. Mainly due to the fact I knew it was the last episode more than anything else. That's good film-making, us all pouring over a simple family situation and wondering what brutality was going to occur.

But on reflection I thought it was a great ending. Most of us can enjoy a family outing and know that gunmen aren't going to burst in and blow our brains out. In that business, the business of creating enemies, they can NEVER relax and the fact it didn't happen then doesn't mean it won't happen next time, or at least at some point in the future. It's a perpetual cycle of war "this thing of ours" and the price they pay for being in it is that they can't take once what we take for granted every day. It's pathos. It's sad. No money in the world would have me swap lives with them and that's the point; they're fucking animals living a completely different life from us, and they do it within our schools, restaurants and communities. They're a tiny proportion of the population but they exist and it's scary to appreciate.

I put the finger up to a gangster once, in a Glasgow traffic jam. I didn't know he was a gangster when I did it but by fuck I didn't have long to find out that he was different gravy. Fortunately I was able to keep my mouth shut and as still as my body, sitting in the driver seat as I was. The numerous witnesses probably dissuaded him from meting out the justice he felt I deserved and whilst I knew I'd made a mistake, he was scarily different, something I'd never seen before and hopefully won't come across again.

Good stuff RS.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on November 06, 2016, 05:49:58 PM
Watched This World on BBC which is about the shooting of Chapman, an unarmed black male in Portsmouth, yankee land.  I think it was the right outcome but fuck, I'm glad I wasn't on the jury, so many lies it was hard to see the truth.  Very good watch anyway.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: RicoS321 on November 07, 2016, 09:08:55 AM
Good documentary on Anthony Weiner last night on BBC4, only caught the last half mind. Interesting to see a guy with such brutal lack of self awareness - or perhaps he was just narcissistic. Either way, quite amusing. Showed the press in an interesting, but obvious, light too.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: cupidstunt on November 07, 2016, 09:29:49 AM
Planet Earth II last night.

The whole reason ultra HD TV's were made, in my humble opinion.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: RicoS321 on November 07, 2016, 09:48:00 AM
Planet Earth II last night.

The whole reason ultra HD TV's were made, in my humble opinion.

Aye, thon snakes chasing the iguanas was mugic.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on November 07, 2016, 10:31:14 AM
Aye, thon snakes chasing the iguanas was mugic.

Amazing television. I loved the Sloth :D
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Edinburghdon on November 08, 2016, 10:24:53 PM
Masterchef the professionals returned tonight, always good viewing  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on November 09, 2016, 01:52:16 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=codqzJ4onGc

Before the flood.  Excellent film from Di Caprio and Fisher Stevens.  Seems quite apt for a day like today.

Might I add, those who think that Trump isn't part of the establishment, well, just watch the bit about the lobbyists. These are the people who he wants to protect.  I wish nothing but absolute pain and misery on these cunts.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: RicoS321 on November 09, 2016, 03:35:00 PM
Might I add, those who think that Trump isn't part of the establishment, well, just watch the bit about the lobbyists. These are the people who he wants to protect.  I wish nothing but absolute pain and misery on these cunts.

It's a great film indeed. Trump's idea is to de-regulate massively - there will be no need for the lobbying, and I don't believe the lobbyists were remotely supporting him. Indeed the donations of Exxon, Koch brothers, Saudi oil, Goldman and so on all went to Clinton. It was a who's-who of cunts.

Along the same - but different - lines, Greg Palast's documentary on vote rigging (yes it does occur Donald, but not the way you suggested) is free for today only and definitely worth a watch. A fantastic journalist and decent guy.

http://www.gregpalast.com/bestdemocracymovie/ (http://www.gregpalast.com/bestdemocracymovie/)
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on November 09, 2016, 04:26:15 PM
It's a great film indeed. Trump's idea is to de-regulate massively - there will be no need for the lobbying, and I don't believe the lobbyists were remotely supporting him. Indeed the donations of Exxon, Koch brothers, Saudi oil, Goldman and so on all went to Clinton. It was a who's-who of cunts.

Along the same - but different - lines, Greg Palast's documentary on vote rigging (yes it does occur Donald, but not the way you suggested) is free for today only and definitely worth a watch. A fantastic journalist and decent guy.

http://www.gregpalast.com/bestdemocracymovie/ (http://www.gregpalast.com/bestdemocracymovie/)

Excellent, will check this out!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: rocket_scientist on November 13, 2016, 08:03:02 PM
Planet Earth II. On now. Just do it.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: rocket_scientist on November 13, 2016, 08:08:27 PM
Ibex = ace.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BigAl on November 13, 2016, 08:36:26 PM
Planet Earth II. On now. Just do it.

Recording :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: rocket_scientist on November 13, 2016, 08:39:47 PM
Recording :thumbsup:

This is incredible. You're going to LOVE it.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BobbyBiscuit on November 13, 2016, 08:41:35 PM
The bit with the flamingo's courtship dance was incredible, never seen anything like it.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: rocket_scientist on November 13, 2016, 08:50:10 PM
Snow Leopards. How rare. How beautiful. Wow.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: rocket_scientist on November 13, 2016, 08:56:50 PM
Eagles knifing each other. Just amazing. And those cunts with parachutes. Men with BIG balls.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on November 13, 2016, 09:21:31 PM
Incredible programme, a must watch for all. Amazed no other animals have figured out that the flamingos are stuck in the ice overnight.  Would be like taking sweets from a baby.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: rocket_scientist on November 13, 2016, 09:40:47 PM
Incredible programme, a must watch for all. Amazed no other animals have figured out that the flamingos are stuck in the ice overnight.  Would be like taking sweets from a baby.

Flamingos not a staple diet.

There's not one eatery in Union Square offering them on the menu.

Which is a disgrace quite frankly.

They must taste shit?
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: rocket_scientist on November 13, 2016, 10:36:51 PM
115 BBC2 HD. Jools. Sound of Black. Kwolity.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: RicoS321 on November 14, 2016, 11:20:35 AM
Flamingos not a staple diet.

There's not one eatery in Union Square offering them on the menu.

Which is a disgrace quite frankly.

They must taste shit?

Apparently they turn yer pish pink, like beetroot. Lot of meat on them like, and there hunners of them near where my folks live so I might try and skewer one next time I'm oot.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: cupidstunt on November 17, 2016, 08:56:58 PM
Just watched the first in the new series of Oak Island.


WANT MORE NOW!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Gervaise_Brookhampster on November 17, 2016, 09:01:34 PM
Just watched the first in the new series of Oak Island.


WANT MORE NOW!

I watched the summery programme before it and have the first episode ready to watch. You just know they will find fuck all but it draws you in. Into the fourth series now and they have found one Spanish coin  :-\ Doesntstop me watching and hoping. See they have brought in the heavy machinery now, hopefully they get some better results.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: cupidstunt on November 18, 2016, 09:05:38 AM
I watched the summery programme before it and have the first episode ready to watch. You just know they will find fuck all but it draws you in. Into the fourth series now and they have found one Spanish coin  :-\ Doesntstop me watching and hoping. See they have brought in the heavy machinery now, hopefully they get some better results.

I know, it does get a bit too history 2 with its Knights Templar and pirate gold but its one of those programs you just cant help getting sucked into.

Looks like they are really going for it this year. History Channel pumped something like $1.5m into the project so there has to be plenty more like us out there before they are willing to spend that much on a program thats meant to be one of their small budget spends like hunting for bigfoot or giants.

Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: TheDeeDon on November 18, 2016, 09:56:32 AM
I watched a programme about Jim Baxter on ALba last night, they are not bad with their documentaries.

Was Baxter as good as made out to be?  I have seen footage of him against the guffs at Wembley in 67, but not much else, but the fact that he finished so young makes me suspect he may not have been as good as all that.

ANyone on here remember him playing at all and advise a bit more about the guy?

Bar Denis Law, I didn't recognise any of the ex players speaking about him, but suspect they were all ex hun.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Gervaise_Brookhampster on November 18, 2016, 11:47:20 AM
Watched The Grand Tour last night, won't be the Clarkson haters cup of tea but if you liked Top Gear with Clarkson and co then you would love this. They do the same cocking about but instead of the hanger at the track they are doing it from a massive tent which changes location around the world every episode. Loved the film of the McLaren P1, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Ferrari LaFerrari.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: 1903_Redz on November 18, 2016, 01:20:57 PM
Watched The Grand Tour last night, won't be the Clarkson haters cup of tea but if you liked Top Gear with Clarkson and co then you would love this. They do the same cocking about but instead of the hanger at the track they are doing it from a massive tent which changes location around the world every episode. Loved the film of the McLaren P1, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Ferrari LaFerrari.

Just finished watching it GB. Aye it was pretty good. Those three cars were phenomenal! And a surprising result at the ned. A few funny bits as well, esp the different takes while talking about the reputation of the RAF. The Yankee boys heckle was pretty good.

Didn't really get the celebrity bit though. And surely there was an opportunity missed with Carol Voderman lying there 'dead'.  :twisted:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Obanred on November 18, 2016, 04:52:12 PM
Just watched it, pretty decent i must say. That McLaren P1 looks amazing, liked Clarkson almost shitting his pants at the end of the drag race, real terror in his face !!!  Seem's a lot more carefree than Top Gear was.

Anyone who hasn't got Amazon prime or a funcy Firestick can watch it here http://tinyurl.com/hp58g6e (http://tinyurl.com/hp58g6e)

Remember to have Adblockplus & Admuncher installed and running before hand.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: MálagaSheep on November 18, 2016, 07:42:53 PM
Watched The Grand Tour last night, won't be the Clarkson haters cup of tea but if you liked Top Gear with Clarkson and co then you would love this. They do the same cocking about but instead of the hanger at the track they are doing it from a massive tent which changes location around the world every episode. Loved the film of the McLaren P1, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Ferrari LaFerrari.

Just watched it with the loons! Brilliant, three amigos back to their best! What a cars!
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: MálagaSheep on November 18, 2016, 07:45:36 PM
Cana be arsed looking back,
But just started watching the Designated Saviour. 
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: tom_widdows on November 19, 2016, 12:31:31 AM
Just watched it, pretty decent i must say. That McLaren P1 looks amazing, liked Clarkson almost shitting his pants at the end of the drag race, real terror in his face !!!  Seem's a lot more carefree than Top Gear was.

Anyone who hasn't got Amazon prime or a funcy Firestick can watch it here http://tinyurl.com/hp58g6e (http://tinyurl.com/hp58g6e)

Remember to have Adblockplus & Admuncher installed and running before hand.

Makes me even more glad that I refuse to pay for 'pay per view' TV

Confirms to me that whilst Clarkson and co got all the credit, the Writers and editors at BBC were the real talent.

I'll stick to the Dave repeats
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Gervaise_Brookhampster on November 19, 2016, 04:08:09 AM
It's mostly down to Andy Wilman , he produced and wrote with JC ,Top Gear and has moved on with them. He's the 4th man in the team and the most important.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: tom_widdows on November 19, 2016, 12:04:52 PM
Just kept thinking of when ITV took over the English premier highlights back in 2001. First programme had less than 30mins of highlights and about 60mins of chat and random features such as 'Townsend's Tactics Truck'.

The celebrity thing, their random 'RAF is best' and 'Conversation' skits all should have been dumped on the cutting room floor. For me the 'fun element' of any top gear challenge was when things go wrong (even when you could tell it was staged) eg buying a supercar for less than £10k, £1k porshes, 1970s british cars, 1980s hatchbacks, driving supercars in impractical areas, etc

Having 3 hypercars and showing them off on tracks with the only flaw being one isnt road legal gets tired very quickly.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: RicoS321 on December 06, 2016, 01:26:31 PM
John Pilger documentary on ITV the nicht. Be well worth a watch (around 2230 I think). Pilger a fantastic journalist.

About USA provoking China and the lack of coverage in the West.

Edit: it's called: The coming WAR on China. Everyone should watch it.

Sorted if for you Rico
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on December 06, 2016, 01:49:31 PM
Sounds like excellent viewing (minus the impending doom scenario).  Cheers for the heads up.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: RicoS321 on December 06, 2016, 01:58:51 PM
The coming WAR on China.

Sorted if for you Rico

Cheers Al, did I write "The coming on China"? That'd be a different type of film, although equally as intriguing.

I believe it is 22:40 tonight, so prefect timing for after the game tonight when we're all style buzzing due to the scintillating performance from a resurgent dons team.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BigAl on December 06, 2016, 02:11:15 PM
Cheers Al, did I write "The coming on China"? That'd be a different type of film, although equally as intriguing.

I believe it is 22:40 tonight, so prefect timing for after the game tonight when we're all style buzzing due to the scintillating performance from a resurgent dons team.

Has Was not War
Saw him getting interviewed on breakfast tv. Definitely worth a watch.
Read a few of his books as well as watching his documentaries.
Quality journalist  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: francis_begbie on December 09, 2016, 06:59:50 AM
I watched The Missing recently and thought it was excellent.

As with series 1, the French detective was the star
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on December 12, 2016, 11:44:34 AM
Started to watch the coming war on China on Friday. Wasn't what I needed so had to stop. Awful fuckers the yanks. I knew all about the Marshall islanders but fuck me. Not that bad. Will try give it another go on Wednesday.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: BigAl on December 12, 2016, 01:09:47 PM
Last night started watching "Modus" on the IPlayer.
Anyone that reads the book thread on here will know I like my "Nordic Noir" type books/tv.
Three episodes in, shaping up nicely.

Anyone that watched and enjoyed "The Killing" should give it a go :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: RicoS321 on December 12, 2016, 01:50:28 PM
Started to watch the coming war on China on Friday. Wasn't what I needed so had to stop. Awful fuckers the yanks. I knew all about the Marshall islanders but fuck me. Not that bad. Will try give it another go on Wednesday.

It's worth it like, good viewing. I don't particularly like Pilger's voice, but he's good at what he does. A good interviewer too, it's refreshing to hear people actually asking questions rather than just allowing someone to speak. It puts a different light on Trump's comments regarding Taiwan.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Kowalski on December 13, 2016, 07:28:07 AM
Last night started watching "Modus" on the IPlayer.
Anyone that reads the book thread on here will know I like my "Nordic Noir" type books/tv.
Three episodes in, shaping up nicely.

Anyone that watched and enjoyed "The Killing" should give it a go :thumbsup:

Me too  :thumbsup:
Been decent so far.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: rocket_scientist on December 20, 2016, 11:09:49 AM
It's worth it like, good viewing. I don't particularly like Pilger's voice, but he's good at what he does. A good interviewer too, it's refreshing to hear people actually asking questions rather than just allowing someone to speak. It puts a different light on Trump's comments regarding Taiwan.

Got round to watching The Coming War with China last night. Fantastic documentary.

The Chinese guy speaking about the relationship between money and the state was brilliant.

America is fucked, fuckwit-filled and they are going to fuck us all.
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: Elgindon on December 27, 2016, 06:36:20 PM
 Rarely watch TV these days but have seen bits and pieces due to family visits over Xmas.A couple of random programmes that I managed to see....
   Travel time? (forgotten its name),48 hours in Florence - normally I would have found this quite interesting,getting to see around an unfamiliar City,but.....the hosts I thought were a poor combination.The large female hostess,looked half interested most of the time,only perking up when it came to eating,especially if confectionary was involved.
  The Host - likeable enough guy,maybe tried too hard to be funny too much of the time.Drop the hostess,and change the format a bit,might be worth a watch     Could do better 5/10


 Tracy Ullman show -  Havnt seen her for years.Wasnt side splitting stuff,but clever humour.Some of the impersonations were very good,Judie Dench in particular,Angela Merkel pretty good too.     7/10
Title: Re: What Have You Been Watching on TV?
Post by: manc_don on December 27, 2016, 06:50:21 PM
Dont watch TV but have seen bits and pieces due to family visits over Xmas.A couple of random programmes that I managed to see....
   Travel time? (forgotten its name),48 hours in Florence - normally I would have found this quite interesting,getting to see around an unfamiliar City,but.....the hosts,a poor combination.The large female hostess,who looked half interested most of the time,only perking up when it came to eating,especially if confectionary was involved.
  The Host - likeable enough guy,maybe tried too hard to be funny too much of the time.Drop the hostess,and change the format a bit,might be worth a watch     Could do better 5/10


 Tracy Ullman show -  Havnt seen her for years.Wasnt side splitting stuff,but clever humour.Some of the impersonations were very good,Judie Dench in particular,Angela Merkel pretty good too.     7/10

I love the 48hours in...series. The host is hilarious but they change the celebrity with him every episode. She wasn't a very good one, rebel Wilson. Love fiorenze though, cracking city.
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Post by: Elgindon on December 27, 2016, 06:55:44 PM

 Ah ok,will give it a look again next time then....
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Post by: manc_don on January 14, 2017, 10:28:06 PM
Watched "inside chernobyls mega tomb" on BBC 4 this evening. Fantastic bit of engineering, not sure why it didn't get more of the positive press it deserved. Well worth a watch.
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Post by: Kowalski on January 15, 2017, 08:52:11 PM
Watched "inside chernobyls mega tomb" on BBC 4 this evening. Fantastic bit of engineering, not sure why it didn't get more of the positive press it deserved. Well worth a watch.

It was on a couple of we is ago too. It was great.

Currently strapped in for the Sherlock finale - wonder if it will be the last ever episode.
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Post by: manc_don on January 15, 2017, 08:53:23 PM
It was on a couple of we is ago too. It was great.

Currently strapped in for the Sherlock finale - wonder if it will be the last ever episode.

I've missed last weeks so need to watch that before tonights finale!  Can't think they'll do another series?
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Post by: Kowalski on January 20, 2017, 04:14:28 PM
I've missed last weeks so need to watch that before tonights finale!  Can't think they'll do another series?

Was a very poor finale so I doubt many care now.
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Post by: manc_don on January 29, 2017, 08:21:15 PM
Walking the Americas. Fascinating programme. Did not know uber actually has helicopters in Panama city  :o
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Post by: tom_widdows on January 29, 2017, 09:22:53 PM
Walking the Americas. Fascinating programme. Did not know uber actually has helicopters in Panama city  :o

Didn't think it was as good as 'Walking the Nile' or 'walking the Himalayas'. Decent effort but when I saw it advertised in December I thought he would be walking the entire Pan-American Highway not just Central America.
There also didn't seem to be the element of Danger the previous two had even though he walked through drug-lord areas and the Darien Gap.
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Post by: manc_don on January 29, 2017, 10:01:19 PM
Didn't think it was as good as 'Walking the Nile' or 'walking the Himalayas'. Decent effort but when I saw it advertised in December I thought he would be walking the entire Pan-American Highway not just Central America.
There also didn't seem to be the element of Danger the previous two had even though he walked through drug-lord areas and the Darien Gap.

True, the nile one was a particular fave. Thought he'd show a bit more danger in Darien gap, disappointing. At least regarding the people smugglers etc
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Post by: BigAl on January 30, 2017, 09:54:11 AM
The Nile series is the only one I've not watched.
Will need to have a look on Kodi to catch it.
Think the Himalayas one was far beter than The Americas one.

Have watched the first two episodes of Apple Tree Yard @ 9pm on BBC. A little bit slow but starting to build up into a decent story line now. Think there is a fairly big twist in it coming up though.
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Post by: mondo on February 07, 2017, 09:45:21 PM
I was pretty impressed with C5's 'the accused' last night.  Not the usual cheesy documentary they are known for.

For anyone that didn't see it, it was following a young lady called Kelsey who had been charged, along with her complete cunt of a boyfriend, with the horrific assault of their baby daughter. 

Long story short - HE shook their baby when he got fed up with the crying.  This resulted in serious injury.  She stood by her man for some strange reason and this docu is following her during the lead up to the trial.

Can't help feel for the lass.

Currently watching BBCs take on the whole Shannon Mathews affair.  Thought they might of actually got an actor to play one of the main characters (the mum).  Apparently not, truly awful drama.
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Post by: cupidstunt on February 08, 2017, 09:33:24 AM
Just watched the first 3 series of Peaky Blinders.

Series 1 drags a bit but then it picks up.

Decent viewing
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Post by: rocket_scientist on February 08, 2017, 09:53:00 AM
I find it tragic how so many invest so much time watching a screen.

Banksy - one of the greatest humans - is forever tweeting about the need to read.
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Post by: RicoS321 on February 08, 2017, 10:21:06 AM
Currently watching BBCs take on the whole Shannon Mathews affair.  Thought they might of actually got an actor to play one of the main characters (the mum).  Apparently not, truly awful drama.

The wife was watching it, so I had an ear to it. It wasn't great like. Very strange angle to take on it, from the point of view of the random friend. The idea being, I assume, to show the feelings in the community. It meant there were a lot of cringey scenes that looked severely dramatised. The actress who played the mum was quite bad, but to be fair to her you do get a bit of the actual lady who was really weird and almost a caricature of herself from what I remember. The kidnapped lass will be 19 now, and will soon probably feature in Big Brother and in turn a Donstalk WYOWYN.
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Post by: cupidstunt on February 08, 2017, 02:31:10 PM
I find it tragic how so many invest so much time watching a screen.

Banksy - one of the greatest humans - is forever tweeting about the need to read.

A good story is a good story no matter the format of its delivery.

TV that is no more than jam for the masses is where the problem lies. Celebrity reality shows filled with celebrities that are only known for being on other reality shows are a sad indictment of what is seen as entertainment today. Men that are famous for no more than having tattoos on their tattoos, drinking too much and fucking young women over, young women that are famous for no more than exposing themselves and allowing said tattooed men to fuck them over and over again live on TV.
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Post by: RicoS321 on February 08, 2017, 03:56:10 PM
young women that are famous for no more than exposing themselves and allowing said tattooed men to fuck them over and over again live on TV.

Fit channel?
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Post by: cupidstunt on February 08, 2017, 04:34:22 PM
Fit channel?

Most of them
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Post by: donsdaft on February 17, 2017, 06:31:43 PM
Dinna watch the telly, loads of reasons but mainly because it's crap.

Anyway, I'm getting on a bit and fully believe that things never got any better than they were in the seventies.

With that in mind I've been watching some classics.
Finished the entire set of Colditz episodes on YouTube ( although the first 3 episodes were crap) it was great.

Good fortune has allowed me to download all 3 series of Secret Army
Series 1 is absolute heaven, I'm halfway through series 2
It got off to a bad start with the introduction of appaling background music but seems to have settled down.

It's all keeping me off the beer although I've started drinking coffee and just bought myself a hat.

Listen very carefully I said that only once.
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Post by: TheDeeDon on February 17, 2017, 09:08:20 PM

Good fortune has allowed me to download all 3 series of Secret Army
Series 1 is absolute heaven, I'm halfway through series 2
It got off to a bad start with the introduction of appaling background music but seems to have settled down.


I dinna watch much TV either, I prefer reading or watching auld stuff on DVD, also partial to foreign films.

Anyway, Secret Army is one of my favourite series of all time, brilliant stuff from start to finish. I've never seen Colditz though.
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Post by: donsdaft on February 17, 2017, 09:27:31 PM
Could be a wrong spy min but did we not meet at the Pittodrie Bar Gothenburg Anniversary night.
You had an original '83 jersey on.


Anyway, just finished another couple of episodes of Secret Army

Don't think I'll be deleting them off my iPad when I'm finished.
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Post by: manc_don on February 17, 2017, 10:04:08 PM
Watching the Russian hooligans programme which was on BBC 2 earlier this week. Fuck me. These guys are animals. I found it funny folk shut the English up but jesus, these guys don't and won't stop at anything. Thank fuck Scotland are shite, someone (probably England, Poland or germany) are in for an absolute battering despite the government's attempts to shut down the problem.

Also started watching roots last night. Incredible viewing, I'd like to say I enjoyed it but I didn't, but will keep watching. Little wonder why the world hates white folk.
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Post by: donsdaft on February 17, 2017, 10:38:06 PM
Well I won't watch the new roots, I saw the first one.

I've been in the village the guy was supposed to have come from.
Load of shite.

I'll tell you this though, no white man at the time ever had to go more than 100 yards from his ship.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on February 23, 2017, 10:21:42 PM
For white v. black in Amerikuh, check out 7.5 hours of OJ Simpson on BBC iPlayer, available for the next three weeks. The story and portrait of the man was fascinating enough but the climate at the time, the LAPD, the race cards being played, the interviews with close friends, with relatives of the dead, with the key lawyers and press people etc. etc. all made for gripping viewing.
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Post by: manc_don on February 24, 2017, 10:35:37 AM
For white v. black in Amerikuh, check out 7.5 hours of OJ Simpson on BBC iPlayer, available for the next three weeks. The story and portrait of the man was fascinating enough but the climate at the time, the LAPD, the race cards being played, the interviews with close friends, with relatives of the dead, with the key lawyers and press people etc. etc. all made for gripping viewing.

Noticed that on iplayer the other night actually, sounds like a decent watch  :thumbsup:
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Post by: rocket_scientist on February 24, 2017, 10:52:42 AM
Noticed that on iplayer the other night actually, sounds like a decent watch  :thumbsup:

I came across it by accident earlier in the week, started watching and within 5 minutes got hooked. I googled it last night, having completed seeing it in full and unsurprisingly it's been nominated for tons of awards. It really is "multilevel", being deeply disturbing and highly informative at the same time. Absolute must see for anyone with a functioning brain and an interest in the human condition, the only currency for self awareness and personal growth of course.
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Post by: BigAl on February 24, 2017, 11:38:41 AM
Am I the only one on here that watch Homeland ?

Stuck with it right from the start and now season six is on Channel 4 on Sunday evenings.
First two episodes of this season frankly were shite, but episodes three & four have vastly improved.

Out of curiosity anyone watch first part of SS-GB on Sunday past, and if so was it any good  ???
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Post by: RicoS321 on February 24, 2017, 01:55:51 PM
Am I the only one on here that watch Homeland ?

Stuck with it right from the start and now season six is on Channel 4 on Sunday evenings.
First two episodes of this season frankly were shite, but episodes three & four have vastly improved.

Me. Agreed. Not sure about the inclusion of Quinn, probably should have killed the character off I reckon. Also, they really screwed up with the female president. Looks like they just assumed - like the rest of us probably - that Hillary would win and only wrote one version. It prides itself on its relevance, and they jumped the gun a bit. They could have had much more fun, and a far better series if they'd waited on the election outcome.
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Post by: manc_don on February 24, 2017, 01:59:27 PM
Me. Agreed. Not sure about the inclusion of Quinn, probably should have killed the character off I reckon. Also, they really screwed up with the female president. Looks like they just assumed - like the rest of us probably - that Hillary would win and only wrote one version. It prides itself on its relevance, and they jumped the gun a bit. They could have had much more fun, and a far better series if they'd waited on the election outcome.

Was there an episode last Sunday?  The last episode I saw was brilliant and was quite amusing as I was discussing the very topic of the settlements with my g/f and a couple of others.  It seemed apt and suited my argument ;) Agree about Quinn, he's doing my head in a bit.

I've got SS GB recorded Al, I was hoping someone had already seen it to confirm if it's worth watching!  I like the idea of it all anyway
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Post by: Kowalski on February 25, 2017, 03:07:47 PM
That mammoth OJ Simpson documentary was on some obscure channel last year, its very good.

We also watch Homeland but I've not been convinced by it since Damien Lewis got the heave ho.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on February 26, 2017, 10:51:41 PM
BBC4 right now. Hockney. Total genius. IPlayer it from the start. Beautiful man.
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Post by: cupidstunt on February 27, 2017, 10:16:09 AM
That mammoth OJ Simpson documentary was on some obscure channel last year, its very good.

We also watch Homeland but I've not been convinced by it since Damien Lewis got the heave ho.

Netflix has a good 10 part dramatisation of the OJ trial.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on March 02, 2017, 07:42:38 AM
Imagine on BBC iPlayer has a couple of must-sees just now. The Nawal El Saadawi portrait was fascinating but the programme on Maya Angelou was a profile of one of the greatest human beings in history, on a number of different levels.

Some interesting parallels between the two. The best in anything come through adversity but they both came through a lot. Their courage and selflessness was almost unimaginable given the weakness, lack of integrity and valuelessness of the modern era. I love seeing/meeting/hearing about better and more intelligent people than me and these two women are uncatchably strong in so many ways. I could/would have loved Maya.

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Post by: Edinburghdon on March 02, 2017, 11:27:04 AM
Was there an episode last Sunday?  The last episode I saw was brilliant and was quite amusing as I was discussing the very topic of the settlements with my g/f and a couple of others.  It seemed apt and suited my argument ;) Agree about Quinn, he's doing my head in a bit.

I've got SS GB recorded Al, I was hoping someone had already seen it to confirm if it's worth watching!  I like the idea of it all anyway

I think homeland skipped a week in the U.K., there was an episode last Sunday though.

My Mrs watched SS GB and recommended it to me, haven't got round to watching it yet though.
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Post by: manc_don on March 02, 2017, 12:25:21 PM
My Mrs watched SS GB and recommended it to me, haven't got round to watching it yet though.

I watched the first episode and enjoyed it.  Apparently a few folk have been complaining that it's too loud though.
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Post by: BigAl on March 02, 2017, 12:29:47 PM
I think homeland skipped a week in the U.K., there was an episode last Sunday though.

My Mrs watched SS GB and recommended it to me, haven't got round to watching it yet though.

Homeland wasn't on a week past on Sunday for some reason but it was episode five on Sunday night past.
Haven't got around to watching it yet or indeed stated on SS-GB yet though.
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Post by: manc_don on March 05, 2017, 09:38:08 PM
The current episode of homeland is excellent,  I'd say the past couple have really upped in terms intensity after a somewhat poor start.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on March 05, 2017, 09:41:29 PM
Our 15 year old got us into Riverdale. Hugely enjoying it.
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Post by: RicoS321 on March 14, 2017, 10:32:26 PM
Inside no 9 again tonight. Class.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on March 14, 2017, 11:38:07 PM
Inside no 9 again tonight. Class.

Holy fuck. Never heard of it but just googled it and watched an episode on iPlayer. Way heavy on the pathos and darkness and not much light or joy, once the whole context was revealed. It was the dead waitress scam one. Heavy as fuck. Not sure if I'll go back for another episode. Need to recover from that one. The acting was exceptionally good though so probably will.

Anyway, Imagine starts in 5 minutes. Bette Midler. Always liked that mad bitch genius. Should be good.
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Post by: RicoS321 on March 15, 2017, 09:14:25 AM
Holy fuck. Never heard of it but just googled it and watched an episode on iPlayer. Way heavy on the pathos and darkness and not much light or joy, once the whole context was revealed. It was the dead waitress scam one. Heavy as fuck. Not sure if I'll go back for another episode. Need to recover from that one. The acting was exceptionally good though so probably will.

As a bit of background, it's from the folks who did league of gentleman. Whilst I liked LoG, I thought that the format of repeated characters (ala Fast show, Enfield etc) didn't really do it justice. Inside no 9 fits better into its own genre with different plots centred around an arbitrary theme (the number 9). It allows a broader scope and really tests their acting. It's then fine that some episodes aren't great and others are just genius.

Try last night's one if you get a spare minute, it's phenomenal. Last series was good too. It's what BBC2 should be all about in my opinion. Regardless whether it's yer cup of tea or not, it pushes the boundaries and leaves you a bit stunned at the end.
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Post by: manc_don on March 15, 2017, 09:14:35 AM
Watched the Replacement last night, excellent first couple of episodes then the finale was a major let down.  Tried to cram way too much into it. Shame really.
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Post by: RicoS321 on March 15, 2017, 10:50:37 AM
Watched the Replacement last night, excellent first couple of episodes then the finale was a major let down.  Tried to cram way too much into it. Shame really.

Yep, you could see that coming with the second episode. I said to the wife that they were rushing it too much and just springing unrealistic shite on people without previous background. Luckily they had covered the main character's previous history of a career in vehicle electronics extensively before last night's episode (wtf was that about?) to add to the realism.

It was really poor from the BBC. It was great to see the recognisable weegie back-drop and the subject matter was sound, but I don't understand how any program commissioner could have sat through that last episode and thought that was an acceptable ending. There's some big-hitting box sets out there that the BBC is competing with and they really need to up their game. They went down the current fashionable route of bold-colour camera shots to make it look classy, but there was no substance whatsoever. The script really let down some good acting performances from the two birds especially. All it needed was to stretch it out to 6-8 parts and develop the plot a bit more. It was like they ran out of money. Frustrating like.
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Post by: Kowalski on March 19, 2017, 09:18:24 PM
The new series of Top Gear has been surprisingly decent. Way better than the Grand Tour IMHO.
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Post by: Tyrant on March 20, 2017, 12:57:36 PM
Broadchurch.
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Post by: manc_don on March 23, 2017, 07:29:43 PM
Crash and burn. About Tommy byrne who nearly broke onto the f1 scene but was too off the rails and subsequently had a massive fall from grace. Really good watch. Especially given the f1 season is about to start
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Post by: rocket_scientist on April 11, 2017, 08:11:06 PM
Tonight's Channel 4 News had a feature about boarding schools.

We are governed in the U.K. by a "bereaved" class of people.

Scotland on the other hand is so pathetic - this wasn't in the news feature by the way - that we consent to be governed by these psychologically-damaged children who grew up into dysfunctional adults, employed by the system to serve the system.
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Post by: Kowalski on April 12, 2017, 09:06:00 AM
Scotland on the other hand is so pathetic - this wasn't in the news feature by the way - that we consent to be governed by these psychologically-damaged children who grew up into dysfunctional adults, employed by the system to serve the system.

But I'm sure the SNP have done some good, surely.
Although the closure of the NE Police call centre is already being shown to be the horrendous decision everybody said it would be.
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Post by: RicoS321 on April 12, 2017, 09:15:03 AM
Tonight's Channel 4 News had a feature about boarding schools.

We are governed in the U.K. by a "bereaved" class of people.

Scotland on the other hand is so pathetic - this wasn't in the news feature by the way - that we consent to be governed by these psychologically-damaged children who grew up into dysfunctional adults, employed by the system to serve the system.

Saw it like, was good. Basically taught to conform from a very young age. Interesting that the guy said that his individuality was essentially taken from him. The old "it's not like that nowadays" trotted out for good measure of course.
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Post by: Tyrant on April 12, 2017, 10:03:13 AM
But I'm sure the SNP have done some good, surely.
Although the closure of the NE Police call centre is already being shown to be the horrendous decision everybody said it would be.


When you're right you're right. They're fighting to get us a priceless second chance at changing this catastrophic status quo. Thank fuck for Nicola.
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Post by: manc_don on April 23, 2017, 09:11:12 PM
Hunting the KGB killers on 4OD.  Brilliant viewing.  Remember being completely fascinated by this at the time, a bit of old fashioned KGB poisoning and Putin intrigue.
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Post by: manc_don on May 01, 2017, 09:28:17 PM
Finally got started on the second season of Billions recently.  Absolutely love that show.  Only 5 episodes in but it's as good as the last.

Anyone watched Born to Kill yet?
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Post by: manc_don on May 03, 2017, 09:24:28 AM
Swingers, a Dutch show, absolutely gripping. I was genuinely quite impressed.
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Post by: Kowalski on May 05, 2017, 01:49:29 PM
"Little Boy Blue" has been good, obviously not a barrel of laughs but decent so far and that's saying something for ITV!
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Post by: mondo on May 26, 2017, 07:31:33 PM
Set your series link tonight.  Band of brothers is starting from scratch on Sky Atlantic at 9pm.  In the top 5 tv programmes of all time for me.  Outstanding piece of television.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on June 01, 2017, 02:15:33 PM
Twin Peaks. David Lynch has outlynched himself here. Intriguingly bizarre and very dark but some great beauty too.
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Post by: manc_don on June 18, 2017, 08:46:14 PM
The handmaids tale on channel 4. Wow, very close to the truth, albeit obviously exaggerated but you can see how quickly things can turn. Only on episode 3 but it's incredibly dark. Well worth a watch
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Post by: RicoS321 on June 19, 2017, 08:26:53 AM
The handmaids tale on channel 4. Wow, very close to the truth, albeit obviously exaggerated but you can see how quickly things can turn. Only on episode 3 but it's incredibly dark. Well worth a watch

It's been good so far like. It's a good view of how religious texts can be warped, regardless of religion, to fit a particular narrative. Folks have a go at the Muslims for the writings of their book, but the bible is a pretty fucked up specimen in many areas and can equally be used (and is) to justify some pretty horrendous things. Definitely worth watching though.
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Post by: manc_don on July 03, 2017, 10:26:52 AM
It's been good so far like. It's a good view of how religious texts can be warped, regardless of religion, to fit a particular narrative. Folks have a go at the Muslims for the writings of their book, but the bible is a pretty fucked up specimen in many areas and can equally be used (and is) to justify some pretty horrendous things. Definitely worth watching though.

Seems to get better with every episode.  According to the mrs, the last episode was a complete departure from the book though.
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Post by: tlg1903 on July 23, 2017, 11:36:37 AM
Rick and Morty is a new find for me, not for all I would suspect but I really like it.
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Post by: RicoS321 on July 23, 2017, 05:54:02 PM
Rick and Morty is a new find for me, not for all I would suspect but I really like it.

Aye. Bojack Horseman also?
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Post by: manc_don on August 27, 2017, 08:31:59 PM
The State on Channel 4.  Was a four part series about Syria / ISIS. Excellent viewing imo, hard to feel sorry for most of the characters.
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Post by: SeeBass on August 29, 2017, 05:20:05 PM
Collected £193.40 predicting 1st, 2nd, 3rd in Celebrity Big Brother this last three and a half weeks!!!
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Post by: manc_don on August 30, 2017, 01:54:16 PM
Started watching a show called "the Deuce" - from the same director of the Wire.  Set in the 1970's NYC and seems to be all about porn / pimps / hookers etc...Only watched part of the pilot but seemed decent enough.  Was too long and needed to get to sleep.  will resume watching later!

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/aug/28/porn-the-deuce-review-david-simon-70s-new-york (https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/aug/28/porn-the-deuce-review-david-simon-70s-new-york)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7YMlL8x8GE
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Post by: Tyrant on August 30, 2017, 03:31:33 PM
Game of Thrones.
The Leftovers.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on September 27, 2017, 03:24:56 AM
Aye. Bojack Horseman also?

Never heard of it until a month ago. My 15 year old daughter got me into it. BJH is SO good.

There was one line in the episode we watched tonight - No I wasn't having a pee, I was just taking my penis out.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on September 27, 2017, 03:26:14 AM
Doctor Foster. OMG. Great acting and a dark as fuck script. Loving it. Missed the first series but the wife insisted I catch up on iPlayer before this second series. Final one next week.
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Post by: BigAl on September 27, 2017, 10:22:13 AM
Doctor Foster. OMG. Great acting and a dark as fuck script. Loving it. Missed the first series but the wife insisted I catch up on iPlayer before this second series. Final one next week.

Excellent viewing.
Missus watched first season and I kind of just really cottoned on to it by default cause it was on.
Glad I did to be hnoest.
Wasn't really sure how a second series could be made given the ending in first one, but by christ this one is even better viewing than the first. Looking forward to next weeks finale.
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Post by: Sand dan Glokta on September 29, 2017, 11:08:06 AM
Rick and Morty is a new find for me, not for all I would suspect but I really like it.

Rick & Morty. Immense show. Utterly bizarre and highly amusing.

It genuinely hasn’t dropped in humour since season 1.

Ray Donovan is my current binge. Onto season 4 now. Very good acting all round. Jon Voight is absolutely superb!

Still need to finish suits and waiting until the new Star Trek has all 10 episodes released, then I’ll binge into that.

Planning on starting Parks and Recs now that I’ve finished Archer as my casual watch.
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Post by: gosgka on September 29, 2017, 01:17:46 PM
just finished watching Rake ( the original Australian version ) based on a real life lawyer a friend of the writer. well worth a punt very funny and based on real cases  cannibal, 3some with family dog, things like that and a personnel life that is unreal
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Post by: 1903_Redz on September 30, 2017, 06:29:07 AM
Just finished watching Narcos season 3.

Other than Dons victories on the telly, that's the best thing i've watched on the box. Better even than the first 2 seasons with Pablo. I had my doubts about season 3 due to the lack of Escobar but i needn't have worried.

The suspense is unreal, i had to check my heart rate at times!  :confused:

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Post by: Madbadteacher on September 30, 2017, 01:07:14 PM
Pillars of the Earth.

Was just starting to read the book when it came on UK TV but a combination of not having satellite TV in Ardnamurchan (only way to get it back then) and moving to here meant I never saw it.
Now I can get it "on demand" for free and enjoying it.

BTW Hayley Atwell is a very pretty woman!
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Post by: rocket_scientist on September 30, 2017, 09:52:16 PM
Just discovered Black Mirror. Quite simply the most interesting themes ever, done so well it fucks the mind so wonderfully.
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Post by: tom_widdows on September 30, 2017, 11:02:24 PM
Just discovered Black Mirror. Quite simply the most interesting themes ever, done so well it fucks the mind so wonderfully.

The 2014 Christmas special is particularly disturbing but my personal favourite was the 'White Bear' Episode in season 2.

Had no idea Brooker had sold it to the States or that there was a season 3 or 4.
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Post by: 1903_Redz on October 02, 2017, 04:41:42 AM
Pillars of the Earth.

Was just starting to read the book when it came on UK TV but a combination of not having satellite TV in Ardnamurchan (only way to get it back then) and moving to here meant I never saw it.
Now I can get it "on demand" for free and enjoying it.

BTW Hayley Atwell is a very pretty woman!

I loved that book! So much so i bought the TV series on DVD and the sequel World Without End.

And you're also right about Hayley Atwell!!!  :-*

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/7f/97/f5/7f97f52089354747be262455385cbfe7--actress-hayley-atwell-haley-atwell.jpg)
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Post by: BigAl on October 02, 2017, 01:13:36 PM
I loved that book! So much so i bought the TV series on DVD and the sequel World Without End.

And you're also right about Hayley Atwell!!!  :-*

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/7f/97/f5/7f97f52089354747be262455385cbfe7--actress-hayley-atwell-haley-atwell.jpg)

Third part of the trilogy has been released last month.
Going onto my Amazon kindle wish list :thumbsup:
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Post by: 1903_Redz on October 03, 2017, 04:39:28 AM
Thanks for that Big Al. I did know about that.  :thumbsup:

A Column of Fire would appear to be the name of the book.

Just this morning i've finished watching the last episode of Deadwood. I know it's old but i got recommended it after enjoying Hell on Wheels. It's probably better than HoW.

Funnily enough Ian McShane is one of the main characters as he is in Pillars of the Earth.  Great actor.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on October 17, 2017, 12:43:30 AM
The Vietnam war. 8 episodes. BBC 4.

Essential viewing for anyone seeking to understand truth, and how horrible the USA actually is.
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Post by: RicoS321 on October 17, 2017, 09:06:04 AM
The Vietnam war. 8 episodes. BBC 4.

Essential viewing for anyone seeking to understand truth, and how horrible the USA actually is.

Missed it again. Watched the 6th episode and then forgot about it, will go back and watch it as I really enjoyed it. Did it cover the Chennault affair? If not, Chasing Shadows is a good book to get the low down on it (the kindle version has audio recordings of Nixon too, which is interesting). Basically the prelude to Watergate.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on October 24, 2017, 07:26:49 AM
All 10 episodes of Vietnam now available. Stunning testimony from the vets on both sides.

This affair exposed the evil of both LBJ and Dickhead Nixon. Spiro Agnew was another reptile who’s exterior also reflected the ugliness in his soul. Fast forward 50 years, the US elected Trump, a man who doesn’t even have the ability to pretend.

The Kennedy files are getting released imminently... supposedly. JFK was assassinated by the deep state. Vietnam was the reason.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on October 24, 2017, 07:39:53 AM
The John Kerry speech was incredible. When you look at him then, just back from the Mekong Delta and now, serving the establishment, it’s difficult not to conclude he’s been broken by the deep state. I wonder if they threatened his family in “converting” him?
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Post by: Tyrant on October 24, 2017, 08:47:11 AM
Watched the first episode of Gunpowder last night on BBC iplayer. I'm nae completely clued up on how the actual events played out exactly but not sure how much it matters if it's completely accurate. Really good first episode. (It's a three parter)

I saw it advertised and thought it might be worth a watch but I never really made a point of watching it until I'd read that people had complained about the violence being OTT. Fucking pussy snowflake cunts will moan about anything. The world's a violent place. Always has been and always will be. The only difference now is authorities pretend to be more civilised.

Looking forward to the next two parts.
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Post by: donsdaft on October 24, 2017, 11:53:16 AM
Cheers Rocket min.

Just watched the first 15 minutes of the Vietnam series.
I can tell already it's going to be good.

Brought me right back to growing up in the sixties, Vietnam was the constant news coverage.

I grew up with images of people being shot in the head or setting themselves on fire.

No wonder I turned out like I did  ;)
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Post by: rocket_scientist on October 29, 2017, 08:07:15 PM
Blue Planet II.

The only people not watching are busy, ignorant, outwith the U.K., incurious or unintelligent.
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on October 29, 2017, 10:09:51 PM
World War II in Colour.  Not a new series, but first I've seen of it, via Netflix. Absolutely amazing footage, very in-depth.  The footage from before the war started, particularly from Africa where the Italians were and of the scenes in Spain during Franco's attempt of control were really interesting.  The parallels between that time and what's happening now are too easy to make, unfortunately.
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Post by: RicoS321 on October 30, 2017, 09:37:56 AM
Seconded for Blue Planet 2, was excellent. It'll be great for my daughter to look back on when she's older and see what a whale was.

Been meaning to WWII in colour for a while now BB, heard it's a fantastic series.

Shout out for Stranger Things 2 also, probably better than the first one.

Keep missing Electric Dreams too. Pain in the ass.
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Post by: gosgka on October 30, 2017, 11:26:18 AM
just finished Comrade Detective. A Romanian police story made in the 70's, dubbed in to English and it is great. It's a party political detective story saying how great life is in Romania, it's full of things like Romanian police are the best in the world and the American Embassy is full of fat guys eating burgers, Women screaming when they see their kids holding western jeans. It is very funny and also a great story
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Post by: Kowalski on October 30, 2017, 02:56:16 PM
Blue Planet II was fantastic. Some jaw dropping footage. I expect the series will only get better.
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Post by: donsdaft on October 30, 2017, 10:51:10 PM
Xmas 77 with the sex pistols.





Where the fuck do 40 years go?
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Post by: tom_widdows on November 05, 2017, 10:32:53 PM
Louis Theroux's documentary on Scientology.  :eek:

Whole thing has a hint of 'invasion of the body-snatchers about it, or Rosemary's baby

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Post by: rocket_scientist on November 06, 2017, 12:03:24 AM
Louis Theroux's documentary on Scientology.  :eek:

Whole thing has a hint of 'invasion of the body-snatchers about it, or Rosemary's baby

I watched it too. It reminded me that I’ve never liked Tom Cruise.

Any and every religious person is insane.
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Post by: manc_don on November 27, 2017, 04:00:31 AM
Stranger Things, currently midway through season 2. Not what I expected but that's no bad thing. Enjoying it so far!

Finished Narcos a while back too, great series and got me prepped lingo wise for South America  ;D
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Post by: manc_don on December 13, 2017, 07:11:03 AM
Finished godless the other week. That was epic and some of the best tv I’ve watched in a while.

Started dark this week, German show, really bizarre and always seems to throw more questions at you.
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Post by: RicoS321 on December 13, 2017, 10:03:31 AM
Mr Robot series 3. Very good. Very good series indeed.
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Post by: MálagaSheep on December 13, 2017, 10:06:06 AM
Stranger Things, currently midway through season 2. Not what I expected but that's no bad thing. Enjoying it so far!

Finished Narcos a while back too, great series and got me prepped lingo wise for South America  ;D

Coñjo madre putã
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Post by: manc_don on December 17, 2017, 11:40:17 PM
Coñjo madre putã

I did have to make sure i didn't say stuff like that!

Finished Dark this week, there are things that made sense, but a lot that didn't.  Had shades of Lost in terms of levels of confusion.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on December 18, 2017, 10:48:27 AM
Spent time over the last 3 weeks watching Peaky Blinders. Now caught up with every episode of all 4 series so far of something I’d never heard of a month ago. The best UK-made drama/gangster stuff I’ve ever seen. Absolutely outstanding.
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Post by: BigAl on December 18, 2017, 03:35:52 PM
Finally got back to watching Line of Duty yesterday and half way through season three.
Not a single episode without a "ouch ya fucker, never saw that coming" moment
Great entertainment.
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Post by: BigAl on December 27, 2017, 11:06:00 AM
Finally got back to watching Line of Duty yesterday and half way through season three.
Not a single episode without a "ouch ya fucker, never saw that coming" moment
Great entertainment.

Well thats me up to date with Line of Duty.
Absolutely fan "fucking" tastic viewing.
Loved every minute of it.
BBC have confirmed seasons five and six are signed off, but not likely to be on the small screen until early 2019.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on January 01, 2018, 10:33:53 PM
McMafia episode 1 was good. Excellent potential.
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Post by: Lencarl on February 12, 2018, 10:36:00 AM
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McMafia episode 1 was good. Excellent potential.

Enjoyed McMafia...Would have been better if another actor rather that James Norton was in the lead role. I find him a very wooden actor. Rumours about him being the next James Bond is way of the mark. Get Tom Hardy as the new 007.
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Post by: BigAl on February 12, 2018, 10:56:24 AM
Enjoyed McMafia...Would have been better if another actor rather that James Norton was in the lead role. I find him a very wooden actor. Rumours about him being the next James Bond is way of the mark. Get Tom Hardy as the new 007.

Assume McMafia is available on IPlayer to download.
Away to check it out and obtain.
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Post by: BigAl on February 12, 2018, 11:03:59 AM
Assume McMafia is available on IPlayer to download.
Away to check it out and obtain.

Downloading series now :thumbsup:
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Post by: minijc on February 12, 2018, 11:20:00 AM
Downloading series now :thumbsup:
I thought it was decent enough in the end, started very well but kinda dropped off through the middle but the last two episodes were very good.

I also liked Hard Sun, was a bit far fetched but was good each week then a weird ending but still enjoyale.

Loved Derry girls, fantastic humour and covering the troubles in ireland.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on February 12, 2018, 02:45:35 PM
Assume McMafia is available on IPlayer to download.
Away to check it out and obtain.

It was ok. I missed one episode in the middle but couldn't be arsed catching up with it. I don't want to piss on yer chips but if you hadn't seen it, you missed nothing. It was ok at best and I don't like wasting time on stuff that isn't good at least and preferably great.

Agree that the last episodes were good though, surprisingly actually and also agree that the lead actor boy is a wooden top.
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Post by: manc_don on February 12, 2018, 07:18:30 PM
McMafia episode 1 was good. Excellent potential.

I enjoyed the whole series, but I get what you mean. My fiance only started watching half way through the series (yesterday) and managed to understand enough of it.  The final few episodes were epic.

Hard sun, i've watched one episode and looking to jump on that next.  Looks like it could be a goodie.

Is Derry Girls on BBc or elsewhere Mini?
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Post by: Kowalski on February 12, 2018, 07:38:56 PM
I was a little disappointed with McMafia. I enjoyed the intrigue of the first few episodes but it seemed to be dragged out as the series went on. It felt like 5 or 6 episodes masquerading as 8. That said, as a big budget BBC drama it had far more substance than the Night Manager IMHO.

Collateral looks promising.
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Post by: minijc on February 12, 2018, 10:02:11 PM
Manc Don, Derry girls was on c4 so you'll get it online.

Another show I watched recently was The End Of The F****** World which is on netflix.
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Post by: Kowalski on February 12, 2018, 10:40:43 PM
Collateral was excellent. Great cast.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on February 12, 2018, 11:53:55 PM
Collateral was excellent. Great cast.

I'll definitely be watching it next week but not convinced it will prove to be "excellent" yet.

Promising start.
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Post by: BigAl on February 19, 2018, 09:53:33 AM
It was ok. I missed one episode in the middle but couldn't be arsed catching up with it. I don't want to piss on yer chips but if you hadn't seen it, you missed nothing. It was ok at best and I don't like wasting time on stuff that isn't good at least and preferably great.

Agree that the last episodes were good though, surprisingly actually and also agree that the lead actor boy is a wooden top.

Started watching it last night.
First three episodes down and got to say it's ok so far.
Ok but not billiant.
Will continue watching though
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Post by: Kowalski on February 28, 2018, 09:48:03 AM
I'll definitely be watching it next week but not convinced it will prove to be "excellent" yet.

Promising start.

Promising start. Lost it’s way IMHO.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on February 28, 2018, 10:12:16 AM
Forest, Field & Sky: Art out of Nature. Available on BBC 4 iplayer. Dr James Fox. Quite simply the best television I've ever seen.
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Post by: kiriakovisthenewstrachan on March 07, 2018, 12:14:19 PM
100 years younger in 21 days, great viewing.

Worth watching just for Shaun Ryder's input.  Hard to believe how much abuse a person's body can have been through.
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Post by: Lencarl on March 09, 2018, 10:37:28 AM
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Requiem on BBC ONE A spine-chilling quest for the truth, a child goes missing but all is not what it seems.

Been watching this series for weeks and to tell the truth I am totally mystified about what is going on.
Penultimate episode is on tonight so maybe it will start to make sense.
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Post by: manc_don on March 09, 2018, 07:31:47 PM
Been watching this series for weeks and to tell the truth I am totally mystified about what is going on.
Penultimate episode is on tonight so maybe it will start to make sense.

Been meaning to give this a watch.  I'll see what you think of the final two episodes as to whether it's worth it!
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Post by: RicoS321 on March 09, 2018, 08:43:42 PM
Been meaning to give this a watch.  I'll see what you think of the final two episodes as to whether it's worth it!

I watched it all on iPlayer one night. Bit of a pile of pish, but reasonably entertaining nevertheless. Not really my usual watching due to the annoyingly stupid decisions of the main characters rendering things too unrealistic in these horror type things.
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Post by: 1903_Redz on March 29, 2018, 12:33:16 PM
Just finished the first of 3 series of Gomorrah.

Mafia related shenanigans in Naples. In Italian with English subs. Very violent and a bit of an eye opener to the low standards that the southern Italians have to endure. Having said that i suppose every big city has areas like what are being depicted in the series.

It's on Sky Boxsets. Well worth a watch.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: KennyFuckinPowers on March 29, 2018, 01:00:10 PM
The Frankenstein Chronicles, with Sean Bean.

Surprisingly very enjoyable and gripping with a twist or two.

( Okay, so it was actually on Netflix, the 1st season anyway, and " legally obtained " the 2nd season from ITV Encore )

Give it a watch it's worth it.
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Post by: Madbadteacher on March 29, 2018, 01:27:40 PM
The Frankenstein Chronicles, with Sean Bean.

Surprisingly very enjoyable and gripping with a twist or two.

( Okay, so it was actually on Netflix, the 1st season anyway, and " legally obtained " the 2nd season from ITV Encore )

Give it a watch it's worth it.
Started watching the first episode on Netflix over at the gf's one night, err, "fell asleep"
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Post by: KennyFuckinPowers on March 30, 2018, 02:42:17 PM
Started watching the first episode on Netflix over at the gf's one night, err, "fell asleep"

Aye, it's not action packed to be fair, although they have tried to gradually bring it in.

I am genuinely thoroughly enjoying it, onto episode 3 in season 2 now.
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Post by: manc_don on March 31, 2018, 05:19:17 AM
Romper stomper, Aussie version of this is England I suppose. Excellent viewing.
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Post by: Lencarl on March 31, 2018, 07:56:16 AM
Been meaning to give this a watch.  I'll see what you think of the final two episodes as to whether it's worth it!

Finally watched the final two episodes of Requiem.

Very disappointed overall. Will not give away the ending but was absolute garbage in my opinion. How they managed to drag this out for so long is beyond me.
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Post by: Elgindon on March 31, 2018, 09:56:13 AM
Romper stomper, Aussie version of this is England I suppose. Excellent viewing.


  I rarely watch TV but I watched a DVD of Romper Stomper the film about 10 years ago. Not the most PC film Ive seen   :laughing:,but an entertaining watch
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Post by: Tyrant on March 31, 2018, 10:19:30 PM
Anyone know of a stream for the boxing so I can make sure it’s been reported?
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Post by: manc_don on April 04, 2018, 09:19:20 AM

  I rarely watch TV but I watched a DVD of Romper Stomper the film about 10 years ago. Not the most PC film Ive seen   :laughing:,but an entertaining watch

They've made a new series of it and looks like they'll make a second season.  Pretty brutal and certainly not PC either. Worth a watch.

Also just finished watching Wildlands which is about the war on drugs, whether its working etc. Made by "Rusty" who wrote Marching Powder. good watch  :thumbsup:
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Post by: rocket_scientist on April 04, 2018, 03:37:12 PM
Very clever ad on TV just now. Dilly Dilly.

It nails what is idiosyncratically English.

Annoying as fuck.
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Post by: BigAl on April 04, 2018, 04:05:03 PM
Below The Surface - BBC4 Saturday nights
Last two episodes this weekend, but the whole series should be on IPlayer
Follows events of a terrorist hostage taking on Copehagen's underground.
Partly in English, partly in Danish with subtitles  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Tyrant on April 06, 2018, 08:16:06 AM
Very clever ad on TV just now. Dilly Dilly.

It nails what is idiosyncratically English.

Annoying as fuck.


Ha! Was thinking the same thing to myself this morning. It's effective. It reminds me of what Bud did in 2000.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tauYnVE6ykU

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Post by: Kowalski on April 07, 2018, 09:15:45 PM
Below The Surface - BBC4 Saturday nights
Last two episodes this weekend, but the whole series should be on IPlayer
Follows events of a terrorist hostage taking on Copehagen's underground.
Partly in English, partly in Danish with subtitles  :thumbsup:

It’s decent but it always amazes me how many recognisable people from other Scandinavian dramas appear in the latest one. There’s somebody from Borgen and one from The Killing. They seem to have a small set of acting talent in Denmark. They make good dramas though.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on April 07, 2018, 10:28:54 PM
If you missed Limmy on Thursday then you better have had a better excuse than washing your hair.

I had a good excuse but I iPlayered it yesterday afternoon when I got home and it was immensely awesome.

As expected.

One two one two...
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Post by: KennyFuckinPowers on April 11, 2018, 05:04:39 PM
Damnation ( On Netflix )

Literally shit hot and after 4 episodes, immediately became my favourite TV show.
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Post by: manc_don on April 26, 2018, 10:04:56 AM
Second season of the handmaids tale, epic two episodes so far
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Post by: baggy89 on April 26, 2018, 11:24:09 AM
It’s decent but it always amazes me how many recognisable people from other Scandinavian dramas appear in the latest one. There’s somebody from Borgen and one from The Killing. They seem to have a small set of acting talent in Denmark. They make good dramas though.

TBF that's true of everywhere, it's always been true in the UK and most of ours are now doing it in americaland too, especially with the advent of streaming services and the increased demand for and exposure TV series are getting.

Off the top of my head;

Walton Goggins, The Shield, Sons of Anarchy, Justified.
Timothy Olyphant, Deadwood, Justified, Santa Clarita Diet.
Ian McShane, Deadwood, Ray Donovan, American Gods.
Paula Malcomson Deadwood, Sons of Anarchy, Ray Donovan, Broken, Come Home
Dayton Callie, Deadwood, Sons of Anarchy, Fear the Walking Dead
Mahershala Ali, The 4400, Treme, House of Cards, Luke Cage, (and the latest True Detective?)
Molly Parker, Deadwood, House of Cards, Goliath, Lost in Space
Martin Freeman, The Office, Fargo, Sherlock, Start Up.


Or maybe it's just actors from Deadwood...


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Post by: minijc on April 26, 2018, 11:43:11 AM
Watched a couple of episodes of The Thick Of It over the weekend, probably going to go right through it again as it's one of the best comedies I've watched.
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Post by: RicoS321 on April 26, 2018, 12:07:01 PM
Watched a couple of episodes of The Thick Of It over the weekend, probably going to go right through it again as it's one of the best comedies I've watched.

Aye, it's very good like. Veep also worth a watch for the American version.

Manc, fit ye watching Handmaid's tale on? Didn't realise it was oot yet.

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Post by: manc_don on April 26, 2018, 09:04:16 PM
Aye, it's very good like. Veep also worth a watch for the American version.

Manc, fit ye watching Handmaid's tale on? Didn't realise it was oot yet.

It got released in the US a couple of days back...i'll PM you the website I use, essentially like Netflix...but free.
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Post by: RicoS321 on April 26, 2018, 09:38:07 PM
It got released in the US a couple of days back...i'll PM you the website I use, essentially like Netflix...but free.

Cheers min, I'll gie it a try. Will be interesting to see if my 1.5MB internet will cope with it!
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Post by: rocket_scientist on April 29, 2018, 09:03:22 PM
Mountain. Just finished on BBC4 just now.

Narrated by Willem Dafoe.

One of the best hours of TV ever made.

Stunning.

Elgindon would love it.
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Post by: KennyFuckinPowers on April 30, 2018, 05:49:45 PM
Happy ( On Netflix )

Definitely worth watching, don't let the Unicorn put you off  :rofl:
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Post by: Elgindon on April 30, 2018, 05:53:44 PM
  Was that the one about Ben Nevis RS? Watch very little TV,but will Iplayer it.Heard a few folk raving about it
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Post by: rocket_scientist on May 01, 2018, 06:35:32 AM
No not about Ben Nevis or any specific mountain or range.

Would be a spoiler to give any more detail. Just do it.
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Post by: tom_widdows on May 19, 2018, 01:37:40 PM
'The Young Person's guide to becoming a Rock star' box set now available on All4  :thumbsup:

Hadn't seen it since its original run in 1998 and its one of my favourite ever programmes.
Quite fun spotting the areas of Glasgow, particularly the bits they try to pass off as London.

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/young-persons-guide-to-becoming-a-rock-star
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Post by: minijc on May 20, 2018, 02:33:13 PM
Ended up blitzing through Safe on Netflix last night, so good, an easy 8/10
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Post by: RicoS321 on May 20, 2018, 02:35:24 PM
Ended up blitzing through Safe on Netflix last night, so good, an easy 8/10

Agreed, couple of episodes to go and been pretty decent.
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Post by: manc_don on May 20, 2018, 08:45:29 PM
Ended up blitzing through Safe on Netflix last night, so good, an easy 8/10

Excellent, need a new show, really enjoyed deep state.

Will check out toms recommendation too
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Post by: jinkyjoe on May 21, 2018, 11:09:40 AM
Caught "The Damned United" on BBC2 the other night.  Excellent film with Michael Sheen starring as Brian Clough.  Well worth a watch if you've never seen it before.  Back to fitba as it should be.
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Post by: BigAl on May 21, 2018, 12:20:18 PM
Does anyone still watch Homeland ?
Just finished season seven and thought it was the best one for some time.
Started watching "The Looming Tower" on Prime and shaping up very nicely after three episodes  :thumbsup:
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Post by: RicoS321 on May 21, 2018, 01:42:45 PM
Does anyone still watch Homeland ?
Just finished season seven and thought it was the best one for some time.

Yep. By virtue of anything after season 2 being fairly pap, the last season was quite good. I only still watch it to see how long they can keep it going. It's impressive in that respect. Should have finished after season 1 really, maybe 2.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on May 22, 2018, 04:27:16 PM
Agreed, couple of episodes to go and been pretty decent.

But "pretty decent" is hardly a worthwhile use of our time, sitting on our arse, not engaging the brain, allowing TV to wash all over our bodies, minds and souls.

Safe was one of those well-produced, well-acted "entertainment" productions that fell into the same basket as so many others.

Preposterous plots, parts of which are too incredible to be credible. The use of suspense rather than substance to keep us there and a massive feeling of let-down and "well that was a fucking waste of my life that I won't get back" when it finally, laboriously, reached a "conclusion".

TV for mugs.
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Post by: Kowalski on May 22, 2018, 09:09:20 PM
The Terror on AMC. A bit slow but not too bad. A long way from being any kind of horror though.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on May 22, 2018, 10:47:53 PM
Excellent documentary on Mohammed Salah on Channel 4 just now.

John Bishop said one of the reasons the fans love him is that you want to watch players that care as much as you do.

At Aberdeen, we have a manager who cares only about himself.
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Post by: RicoS321 on May 25, 2018, 09:38:52 AM
But "pretty decent" is hardly a worthwhile use of our time, sitting on our arse, not engaging the brain, allowing TV to wash all over our bodies, minds and souls.

Safe was one of those well-produced, well-acted "entertainment" productions that fell into the same basket as so many others.

Preposterous plots, parts of which are too incredible to be credible. The use of suspense rather than substance to keep us there and a massive feeling of let-down and "well that was a fucking waste of my life that I won't get back" when it finally, laboriously, reached a "conclusion".

TV for mugs.

Watched the last few episodes the other night, you were right. Terrible ending, like they couldn't be arsed, or ran out of budget or something. Could have had a lot more depth to the whole thing. The "gated community" (not really relevant for most UK citizens), could have been used to far greater effect than just the "it exists, we'll use it later" approach to give a far more nuanced and thoughtful show as an example. I stand by my recommendation, as long as you never watch the last three episodes and never find out how it ends.

Watched Kiss Me First on all 4 last night, t'was good. Maybe not a lot of folk's thing, but I enjoyed it; as original as can be expected these days.


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Post by: RicoS321 on May 29, 2018, 09:05:54 PM
Jonathan Meades on Jargon. Get it watched, fuckin ace.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09xzsbp (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09xzsbp)
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Post by: kiriakovisthenewstrachan on May 30, 2018, 08:51:48 AM
Watched the documentary "Kenny" about Kenny Dalglish which was on after the Champions League final the other night.  Fantastic watch, download it if you have never seen it before.

Too young to see him in his prime but vaguely remember him as player manager at Liverpool.

Never quite realised all of the history behind the man.  He went to the Ibrox disaster game as a fan, took on the Liverpool manager job one day after playing in the Heysel game then of course suffered through the Hilsborough tragedy.

Growing up as a Scot you always just get told how great he was as a footballer but now I have seen another side to him.  Just a lovely, lovely person.  Kind of makes you appreciate that fitba is only a game no matter how worked up we all get about it.
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Post by: donsdaft on May 30, 2018, 09:10:09 AM
Like Charlie Nicholas, his best days were as a young loon playing for Celtic.

Diving bastard though.
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on May 30, 2018, 10:53:53 AM
Watched the documentary "Kenny" about Kenny Dalglish which was on after the Champions League final the other night.  Fantastic watch, download it if you have never seen it before.

Too young to see him in his prime but vaguely remember him as player manager at Liverpool.

Never quite realised all of the history behind the man.  He went to the Ibrox disaster game as a fan, took on the Liverpool manager job one day after playing in the Heysel game then of course suffered through the Hilsborough tragedy.

Growing up as a Scot you always just get told how great he was as a footballer but now I have seen another side to him.  Just a lovely, lovely person.  Kind of makes you appreciate that fitba is only a game no matter how worked up we all get about it.

I was disappointed in that film. Didn't show enough footage - particularly in terms of Celtic and Scotland. 

The History Channel are having a football fortnight. A lot of new documentaries, a decent one on Italia 90 with Butcher, Paul Parker, Lineker, Toto Schillachi, Roger Milla and Lotthar Matthaus.
They are also showing One Night in Turin which I've recommended on here before. 
Watched a "Head to Head" programme last night which was Platini vs Zidane - Linker, Ryan Giggs, Matthaus and Jermaine Jenas  ??? debate who was the best player out the two.  There are others coming up - Maradona v Pele and Beckham v Bale  :-\
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Post by: rocket_scientist on May 31, 2018, 01:05:21 AM
Just a lovely, lovely person.

Eh? Remind me not to engage you for team building and talent identification purposes.

Dalglish was and is socially awkward. Met him at the Dunhill Links and he was at our table for lunch. Even in that documentary he wasn't comfortable with his wife, sister and family. He's a fucking weirdo. Growth mindsets and Dalglish don't mix. His one dimensionalism means he can only truly relax in the company of great footballers. Lovely he ain't.
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Post by: kiriakovisthenewstrachan on May 31, 2018, 09:06:02 AM
I never suggested anything about Daglish's social skills and couldn't give a monkeys about them.  Someone being socially awkward does not make them a weirdo.

He's shown a lot of class in difficult circumstances and is obviously held in high regard for what he has done off the pitch, not just because he was a great player, that is my point.

Class is a quality not everyone possesses.
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Post by: RicoS321 on June 01, 2018, 11:02:58 AM
Jonathan Meades on Jargon. Get it watched, fuckin ace.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09xzsbp (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09xzsbp)

For those of you who have watched the above, then you should move onto Skies over Scotland (link below) if you haven't already seen it. Despite the annoying voice of the presenter, talking to us like we're fucking idiots, it's a very interesting program. If you have not watched the above then you should probably consider giving up on life.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09vk9qx/scotland-from-the-sky-series-1-episode-1 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09vk9qx/scotland-from-the-sky-series-1-episode-1)
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Post by: TheDeeDon on June 07, 2018, 10:16:51 PM
Scotland 78: A Love Story - I not long finished watching this and have to say I enjoyed it a lot. I was only four at the time and although I have some vague memories I have never been familiar with the team or the build up. 

The usual funny stories about guys going to Argentina to watch the games and how they got there. Some village I assume in the Highlands or West Coast digging a ditch to get a TV ariel to their village for the first time. There seemed to be a real belief and optimism that it was our cup to win and to be fair we didn't have that bad a squad, but I cannot get my head around us not doing any scouting on the opposition as we just assumed we would beat them  ;D

King Joey and Stuart Kennedy feature in the programme which was nice to see and I never realised Kennedy played, I always thought it was McGrain and Jardine as full back by that point.
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Post by: RicoS321 on June 07, 2018, 11:19:20 PM
Scotland 78: A Love Story - I not long finished watching this and have to say I enjoyed it a lot. I was only four at the time and although I have some vague memories I have never been familiar with the team or the build up. 

The usual funny stories about guys going to Argentina to watch the games and how they got there. Some village I assume in the Highlands or West Coast digging a ditch to get a TV ariel to their village for the first time. There seemed to be a real belief and optimism that it was our cup to win and to be fair we didn't have that bad a squad, but I cannot get my head around us not doing any scouting on the opposition as we just assumed we would beat them  ;D

King Joey and Stuart Kennedy feature in the programme which was nice to see and I never realised Kennedy played, I always thought it was McGrain and Jardine as full back by that point.

^^This. Excellent viewing.
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Post by: BobbyBiscuit on June 08, 2018, 12:49:23 PM

King Joey and Stuart Kennedy feature in the programme which was nice to see and I never realised Kennedy played, I always thought it was McGrain and Jardine as full back by that point.

McGrain was injured for that tournament otherwise he'd have played, bit bizarre the programme never mentioned it.
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Post by: TheDeeDon on June 08, 2018, 01:02:42 PM
McGrain was injured for that tournament otherwise he'd have played, bit bizarre the programme never mentioned it.

It didn't really go into too much detail about the match squad, it was more about the hype and build up to the actual tournament and the disasters which hit them when they got to Argentina. It also focused a lot on Ally MacLeod and the treatment of both him and the players from the press.

For the record I never realised Derek Johnstone played for Scotland until last night, the things we learn.
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Post by: manc_don on June 10, 2018, 08:01:20 AM
Watched the first episode of Frankie Boyle’s World Cup preview. Amusing watch.
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Post by: Kowalski on June 10, 2018, 03:32:28 PM
Watched the first episode of Frankie Boyle’s World Cup preview. Amusing watch.

I thought it was quite decent.
I don’t want to sound shapist but he’s fair packed on the pounds!
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Post by: manc_don on June 10, 2018, 09:16:00 PM
I thought it was quite decent.
I don’t want to sound shapist but he’s fair packed on the pounds!

I noticed that too  :o I saw the second one was on last night, so will give that a watch tonight  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Ten Caat on June 11, 2018, 09:53:47 AM
It didn't really go into too much detail about the match squad, it was more about the hype and build up to the actual tournament and the disasters which hit them when they got to Argentina. It also focused a lot on Ally MacLeod and the treatment of both him and the players from the press.

For the record I never realised Derek Johnstone played for Scotland until last night, the things we learn.

Big fat DJ was actually a decent striker in those days. Always looked a bit on the hefty side even then though, perhaps explains why he always preferred to play at centre half (less running required).

I was 11 then just finishing primary 7. The hype was unbelieveable in the months leading up to the Finals. A year previous in the summer of '77 Scotland went on a 3 match tour of South America. Beat Chile 4-2, drew 1-1 with Argentina....if memory serves me right Willie Johnston got a red card and Argentina were awarded a ridiculously dubious late penalty by a dodgy ref allowing them to equalise.....then on to Brazil where we lost 2-0 in the Maracana but weren't disgraced.

Looking back on things I think the general consensus was that the World Cup came 12 months too late for that squad. A good few of the first picks were 30 or over by '78 ( bear in mind in those days where lots of players smoked and virtually everyone enjoyed a good drink, retirement often came aged 32-33) and they just didn't have the physical conditioning to cope in the Argentinian heat. McLeod still has to bear the brunt of the blame for the failure though. He never even bothered have anyone scout Peru or Iran. Had he done so he would have realised Peru were a damn sight better than anyone in the UK realised. And Iran, whilst fit and organised, were weak defensively. Doubt we will ever have a better chance again of doing well at a World Cup. That squad despite being a year past their peak definitely had the ability to have come 3rd or 4th.
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Post by: donsdaft on June 11, 2018, 03:11:44 PM
I was 19

Bloody hell I was lucky with the time I was born.

The Dons were on the cusp of greatness and Scotland were going to win the World Cup.

Folk were walking, cycling, hopping backwards etc. to Argentina and the papers and TV were full of nothing else.

I watched the Peru game at the RGIT union at Schoolhill.

Talk about a lesson in humility.

Umpteen folk crammed into a room with a big (for the time) screen telly in the corner.
The national anthems brought gales of laughter as the camera went to the Peruvian players.
Old men waiting to be slaughtered.

The TV program left out the missed penalty but despite our early goal and a fair amount of swaggering we got gubbed.

Folk were ragin, thank god I couldn't find anyone Peruvian.

It wasn't their fault of course but it would have been their head I was kicking.

Calm retrospect shows you that major psychological forces were at work.

Mass hysteria, when whipped up can send men to war.
This time, thank god it was to watch a football match.

Lesson learned and learned well, I think you have to see it in action to really understand it.

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Post by: manc_don on June 19, 2018, 08:13:04 PM
The Alienist on Netflix, excellent viewing. 

Also watched Atlanta recently. A good watch
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Post by: rocket_scientist on July 04, 2018, 09:00:04 PM
BBC4 starting now. Rich Hall. You just know this will be good. Cos it's him. And he's good.
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Post by: RicoS321 on July 05, 2018, 09:13:51 AM
Watched Secret City on Netflix. Very good Oz production, with some good characters and a well scripted bit of political intrigue. Worth a watch.
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Post by: Kowalski on July 05, 2018, 06:32:21 PM
Recorded Rich Hall will watch it later.

Nice doc about Barry Davies last night. Certainly the top British football commentator that I can recall, someone that doesn’t attract the hate and ridicule the likes of Moore, Tyldesley & Motson got.
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Post by: manc_don on July 06, 2018, 01:59:11 AM
Recorded Rich Hall will watch it later.

Nice doc about Barry Davies last night. Certainly the top British football commentator that I can recall, someone that doesn’t attract the hate and ridicule the likes of Moore, Tyldesley & Motson got.

Always came across as a true gent and informed neutral, much like how Derek Rae come across imo.  What was that on, BBC?
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Post by: Kowalski on July 06, 2018, 07:26:41 AM
Always came across as a true gent and informed neutral, much like how Derek Rae come across imo.  What was that on, BBC?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b95t71

I’d forgotten he commentated at Heysel. Couldn’t have been easy.
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Post by: manc_don on July 06, 2018, 11:55:20 PM
Great watch Kow, thanks for the tip. What a guy  :thumbsup:
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Post by: manc_don on July 25, 2018, 09:27:15 AM
Dark Tourist on netflix.  Can't work out if the presenter is any good or not.  Poor mans Louis Theroux for sure, but overall I think i've enjoyed the series.
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Post by: minijc on July 25, 2018, 10:28:41 PM
Dark Tourist on netflix.  Can't work out if the presenter is any good or not.  Poor mans Louis Theroux for sure, but overall I think i've enjoyed the series.
I enjoyed it, he was quite funny at times but clear he is trying to be like Louis, some interesting spots and people featured, Colombia looks like a great holiday though.
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Post by: rocket_scientist on July 26, 2018, 01:06:34 AM
The Alienist on Netflix, excellent viewing. 

I'm on it. Thanks for the rec.

Great line early in episode 2: -

You know the difference between capitalism and socialism?

In capitalism, man exploits man. In socialism, it's the other way around.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: rocket_scientist on August 05, 2018, 10:59:33 PM
Arena about Spitting Image starting on BBC4
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Post by: Obanred on August 06, 2018, 12:37:04 AM
GOLTV - Ecuadorian Serie A just for some late night fitba  :greengrin: :greengrin:
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Post by: rocket_scientist on August 06, 2018, 12:59:17 AM
I recommend The Football Cub; an artist in residence. Channel 4 Catch Up. Available for another 2/3 weeks. Heard one of the TalkSport commentators recommending it a few days ago.
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Post by: manc_don on August 06, 2018, 09:12:50 AM
I recommend The Football Cub; an artist in residence. Channel 4 Catch Up. Available for another 2/3 weeks. Heard one of the TalkSport commentators recommending it a few days ago.

I thought you were recommending it for us?  ;)
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Post by: rocket_scientist on August 07, 2018, 11:47:10 PM
I thought you were recommending it for us?  ;)

Yes I did. And furthermore, and unnecessarily explained where I had received the recommendation.

Unfortunately the trail runs cold at this point. Canna mind the boy who recommended it over the airwaves far less being able to ask him who telt him ;)
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Post by: Lencarl on August 14, 2018, 10:01:54 AM
https://youtu.be/ov7MV6V2aa0

The best series I have watched for a long, long time.  :thumbsup:

Such a pity no more episodes are to be made.
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Post by: manc_don on September 01, 2018, 12:01:51 AM
Ozark, got one episode of the first season to go, I see the second has started in the US. Really enjoyable watch
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Post by: Slim on September 01, 2018, 07:54:56 AM
Succession was very good, loosely based on the Murdoch family/empire with Brian Cox as a Scottish media tyrant trying to keep control of his company from his kids.

Written by Jesse Armstrong (The Thick of It and Peep Show).
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Post by: Kowalski on September 01, 2018, 02:16:40 PM
I thought the Adrian Chiles alcohol doc was refreshingly honest. He’s probably shut himself out of some future broadcasting roles given he’s having a decent drink 6 days a week.

He came across well though but perhaps it explains some of the pish he used to come out with when fronting the ITV football.  :D
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Post by: tlg1903 on September 03, 2018, 09:46:17 PM
Mr Mercedes.  Adaptation of the book by Stephen King which so far is very true to the book.  Well worth a watch, if you know nothing about it try to keep it that way as the opening scene is very hard hitting.
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Post by: RicoS321 on September 17, 2018, 03:04:47 PM
Ozark, got one episode of the first season to go, I see the second has started in the US. Really enjoyable watch

Season two excellent too. Really good watch like.
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Post by: BigAl on September 17, 2018, 07:52:06 PM
Mr Mercedes.  Adaptation of the book by Stephen King which so far is very true to the book.  Well worth a watch, if you know nothing about it try to keep it that way as the opening scene is very hard hitting.

Read and enjoyed the book TLG.
Wasn't aware it was made into a tv series.
Which channel is it being shown on ?
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Post by: Kowalski on September 18, 2018, 06:34:53 PM
Bodyguard has been pretty good. It’s been hyped up to fuck and you could drive a bus through some of the plot holes but it’s been some decent escapism.
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Post by: BigAl on September 21, 2018, 11:24:15 AM
Season 3 of No Offence on Channel 4.
In keeping with the previous two series it is pretty hard hitting stuff.
Great cast who play their characters really well.

If this one is as good as the others, then I'll be hoping they commission some more :thumbsup:
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Post by: manc_don on September 22, 2018, 07:17:13 AM
Season two excellent too. Really good watch like.

Just finished it today, as you say, season two was excellent! Just got better and better
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Post by: manc_don on September 30, 2018, 09:09:28 AM
Bodyguard has been pretty good. It’s been hyped up to fuck and you could drive a bus through some of the plot holes but it’s been some decent escapism.

Have started this now too, enjoyable first two episodes
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Post by: Kowalski on September 30, 2018, 05:06:47 PM
Have started this now too, enjoyable first two episodes

It’s a bit silly but very enjoyable.
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Post by: manc_don on September 30, 2018, 07:49:29 PM
It’s a bit silly but very enjoyable.

Absolutely, passes the time nicely enough.  Heard they came into a bit of stick for the old Islamophobia?  Not quite sure how from what i've watch so far.
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Post by: 360 on October 01, 2018, 03:48:01 PM
I've watched the first three episodes of Maniac on Netflix.

So far, so good.
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Post by: BigAl on October 03, 2018, 08:44:44 AM
Season 3 of No Offence on Channel 4.
In keeping with the previous two series it is pretty hard hitting stuff.
Great cast who play their characters really well.

If this one is as good as the others, then I'll be hoping they commission some more :thumbsup:

Ouch ya fucker. Seriously does no other fucker  on here watch this ?
Written by Paul Abbott, cracking black humour and pretty close to the bone story lines.
Well worth a watch on catch up.
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Post by: KennyFuckinPowers on October 18, 2018, 12:57:10 PM
Mystery Road, Australian spin off TV mini-series from Ivan Sen's movie Mystery Road. I absolutely loved the movie, and more so the sequel, Goldstone. So I knew what to expect in terms of slow pace, cinematography etc... Brilliant stuff in my opinion.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7298596/

 
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Post by: manc_don on October 18, 2018, 07:26:51 PM
The Informer, we've even got it on TV NZ!  :o

Great BBC production, only watched a couple of episodes so far, but really good. Quite comical in places but also amusing seeing places I used to frequent on occasion. Lots filmed around Hackney / Shadwell / Whitechapel
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Post by: bearsdenred on October 19, 2018, 07:56:34 PM
Daredevil Season 3 on netflix  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Kowalski on October 21, 2018, 09:48:55 PM
The Informer, we've even got it on TV NZ!  :o

Great BBC production, only watched a couple of episodes so far, but really good. Quite comical in places but also amusing seeing places I used to frequent on occasion. Lots filmed around Hackney / Shadwell / Whitechapel

Great first episode. Haven’t watched any of the rest of it yet but hope it delivers.
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Post by: BigAl on October 24, 2018, 11:53:23 AM
The Informer, we've even got i