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#261 Amber Avenger

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:53 AM

Don't know what you are talking about *innocent face* :rolleyes:

 

Fair enough :D


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:55 AM

I'm finally getting around to Breaking Bad.  Watched the first series over the weekend.  Unfortunately, I have to work today or I'd be on the 2nd series already.


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#263 gingerjon

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 11:11 AM

Watching the Bollywood versikn of Carmen on BBC 3 live from Bradford. Pretty good I reckon.

 

I knew it must have been good cos that league fan on twitter who rages about *everything* to do with Bradford hated it.


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#264 Johnoco

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:15 PM


I knew it must have been good cos that league fan on twitter who rages about *everything* to do with Bradford hated it.

Who's that? Anyway, I thought it was enjoyable. Very colourful and fun. I'm sure some opera bores will have been disgusted but so what.

I went down in the afternoon and saw some rehearsals. It was as they say, buzzing.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:22 PM

We watched quite a bit of it, admittedly between looking around for other things to watch. It looked very good and we commentated that it was strange that we hadn't heard or read anything from people in Bradford on here, twitter etc


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#266 gingerjon

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:07 PM

 I'm sure some opera bores will have been disgusted but so what.

 

I thought it a bit of a shame they didn't do much with Bizet's music nor with the actual plot of Carmen but I enjoyed it a lot regardless.


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 03:08 PM

I thought it a bit of a shame they didn't do much with Bizet's music nor with the actual plot of Carmen but I enjoyed it a lot regardless.

I am not even aware of anything beyond the basic plot in that opera but if it stirs some peoples interest, that has to be good for them surely. Unless they are some sort of inverse version of RL and the 'real fans' brogade.

#268 gingerjon

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 03:40 PM

I am not even aware of anything beyond the basic plot in that opera but if it stirs some peoples interest, that has to be good for them surely. Unless they are some sort of inverse version of RL and the 'real fans' brogade.

 

Just don't ever spend time on a Radio 3 messageboard.


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 06:23 PM

It was alright actually. No flipping idea what's going on, but it was fun to watch!


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#270 Severus

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 05:25 AM

Only about 11 months till the next Game of Thrones episode. :(
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Posted 11 June 2013 - 06:25 AM

Only about 11 months till the next Game of Thrones episode. :(

Nowt to tide you over in the mean time sulky chops?

 

The Walking Dead should fill a few weekly fixes come the Autumn and Spring...


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#272 Amber Avenger

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:56 AM

Only 11 months until everyone in the pub starts blathering on about Game of Thrones again :(


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:07 AM

Only 11 months until everyone in the pub starts blathering on about Game of Thrones again :(

Psst. I've never seen an episode. I didn't even know what it was until the BAFTA's showed snippets for the nominees.

 

I don't know how it's any different from all the other medieval/Tudor/ye olde series that use British actors like the Tudors or Merlin or that Borgias or any of those that I didn't watch either.


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#274 Futtocks

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:21 AM

Psst. I've never seen an episode. I didn't even know what it was until the BAFTA's showed snippets for the nominees.
 
I don't know how it's any different from all the other medieval/Tudor/ye olde series that use British actors like the Tudors or Merlin or that Borgias or any of those that I didn't watch either.

I haven't seen it either, but the general premise seems to be Dungeons'n'Dragons'n'Boobies. HTH.

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#275 ckn

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:32 AM

I haven't seen it either, but the general premise seems to be Dungeons'n'Dragons'n'Boobies. HTH.

Don't forget the boobies with more boobies around the sidelines along with occasional lesbian scenes that would be banned if on the 900 channels on Sky as too explicit.  There's artistic license of the original books then there's just playing to the teenage boys' fantasies by adding random filler scenes of boobies.


The problem is that the author takes about 3-5 years per book as a minimum and they're going to run out of content soon enough.  Also, he's old, fat and not in sparkling health so they may never officially finish the series of books.


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#276 gingerjon

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:40 AM

Don't forget the boobies with more boobies around the sidelines along with occasional lesbian scenes that would be banned if on the 900 channels on Sky as too explicit.  There's artistic license of the original books then there's just playing to the teenage boys' fantasies by adding random filler scenes of boobies.

The problem is that the author takes about 3-5 years per book as a minimum and they're going to run out of content soon enough.  Also, he's old, fat and not in sparkling health so they may never officially finish the series of books.

If he pops his clogs I'm sure they can continue the series with his name above the title and a little indicator underneath that somebody else wrote it.

I had no idea this series had such (ahem) artistic merit. I shall have to investigate.
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#277 MikeW

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 10:20 AM

Don't forget the boobies with more boobies around the sidelines along with occasional lesbian scenes that would be banned if on the 900 channels on Sky as too explicit.  There's artistic license of the original books then there's just playing to the teenage boys' fantasies by adding random filler scenes of boobies.

 

Kids today don't know they're born.  In my day you had to put up with some turgid Dennis Potter play that didn't make any sense for a bit of boob action.



#278 Griff9of13

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 11:45 AM

Kids today don't know they're born.  In my day you had to put up with some turgid Dennis Potter play that didn't make any sense for a bit of boob action.

 

Not Forgetting I Claudius and the odd Play for Today (or so I'm reliably told ;))


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#279 Severus

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 01:37 PM

Surprised people haven't at least checked GOT out. Its the best thing on telly by a country mile and I would even go as far to say that its better than the Wire, Battlestar Gallactca and the West Wing.


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 01:41 PM


I had no idea this series had such (ahem) artistic merit. I shall have to investigate.

 

Straight after GoT on Sky Atlantic is Banshee. Obviously, it's worth watching for the witty dialogue and atmospheric cinematography. The only drawbacks are the frequent depictions of graphic violence and sexual couplings.


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