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#381 D9000

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 04:59 PM

I always put the subtitles on, unless they are live ones, which are useless, if hilarious.

#382 John Drake

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:25 PM

I got the winner of The Apprentice wrong again.


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#383 Futtocks

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:28 PM

I got the winner of The Apprentice wrong again.

Never mind; so did Alan Sugar.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:43 PM

I'm very impressed with that new show Ray Donovan.


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#385 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 10:27 PM

8 out of 10 cats does countdown.  Better than the 2 shows it's mixed from by far!


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 07:28 AM

There's a short piece in the Times today about the new head of the BBC sying that something must be done to stop actors mumblig their lines in TV dramas. I'm with him on this; it's very obvious on imported American shows and films but British series aren't immune.

I watch most things on playback but, where an actor's line is a single word of dialogue, I sometimes, even after several rewinds, struggle to decipher what he/she said.

My hearing is not brilliant, but several of my friends experience the same problem.


My hearing is fine, and I suffer from this seemingly more and more. It's not volume related, it's mumble related. Many a time I've rewound and bunged the sub titles on and I still can't link the mumbles to the words even when I know why they're supposed to be saying.
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#387 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 08:38 AM

My hearing is fine, and I suffer from this seemingly more and more. It's not volume related, it's mumble related. Many a time I've rewound and bunged the sub titles on and I still can't link the mumbles to the words even when I know why they're supposed to be saying.

I have problems with my hearing
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Posted 11 August 2013 - 08:50 AM

Caught up with the last couple of episodes of Luther last night. Really good stuff.
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Posted 11 August 2013 - 09:12 AM

The white queen is unintentionally hilarious
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Posted 11 August 2013 - 11:39 AM

The white queen is unintentionally hilarious


Is that still on? After a promising first episode I soon lost interest.
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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:09 PM

Is that still on? After a promising first episode I soon lost interest.

 

Yes it is still on, im really enjoying it ;)



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:30 PM

The white queen is unintentionally hilarious

 

 

Is that still on? After a promising first episode I soon lost interest.

 

I think it could have been good if it were some sort of fantasy show in a Game of Thrones. But being supposedly a historically accurate drama it just looks silly.


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:38 PM

Breaking Bad is back tonight for the final 9 episodes :)


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#394 Red Willow

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:12 AM

The white queen is unintentionally hilarious

 I'm still watching but quite bored, there are some factual details in there but the rest is simply fiction. I also watched the "real white queen" on BBC 2 and that was worse, factual programme with Phillipa Gregory making up stuff to make her books look better.

 

Margaret Beaufort killed the princes in the tower  according to her, no evidence at all to support her theory but hey!


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#395 D9000

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 09:59 AM

 I'm still watching but quite bored, there are some factual details in there but the rest is simply fiction. I also watched the "real white queen" on BBC 2 and that was worse, factual programme with Phillipa Gregory making up stuff to make her books look better.

 

Margaret Beaufort killed the princes in the tower  according to her, no evidence at all to support her theory but hey!

 

I notice the script-writers of the drama fudged that a bit, so you didn't really know if it was Margaret Stanley or Queen Anne wot did it. It is very funny, unintentionally: the overacting is wild, and the dialogue very much of the 'As you know, your father, the King ...' variety. 



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 10:39 AM

8 out of 10 cats does countdown.  Better than the 2 shows it's mixed from by far!

 

Been to see a couple of these specials being recorded - Sean Lock is fantastic value during them - as is Jimmy Carr who comes across as quite a nice bloke in real life.


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#397 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 11:03 AM

I notice the script-writers of the drama fudged that a bit, so you didn't really know if it was Margaret Stanley or Queen Anne wot did it. It is very funny, unintentionally: the overacting is wild, and the dialogue very much of the 'As you know, your father, the King ...' variety.

I keep expecting someone to look at a watch or pull out a mobile phone
And as you say the dialogue is incredibly clunky
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Edited by l'angelo mysterioso, 12 August 2013 - 11:04 AM.

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#398 Futtocks

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 11:33 AM

I keep expecting someone to look at a watch or pull out a mobile phone
And as you say the dialogue is incredibly clunky
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Posted 12 August 2013 - 11:45 AM

I keep expecting someone to look at a watch or pull out a mobile phone
And as you say the dialogue is incredibly clunky
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What really gets me is how cheap the whole thing is. The scene where Richard III had an investiture, handing out offices to Rory Pond various nobles, had precisely six people in it. There would have been dozens attending in reality. (And everybody gets to be on their own with another character all the time ... not a thing that happened much in 1484, especially at court). Oh, and the witchcraft ... don't get me started on the witchcraft ...



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 12:05 PM

The witchcraft I can take as the Pendle witches demonstrate people did believe in it.

 

The very clean beautiful people walking in mud without getting the hems dirty etc are much harder.