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#641 Ullman

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 06:26 PM

Dave Allen on BBC2 now. Bloody great

Absolute non-stop laugh out loud brilliance.


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#642 hindle xiii

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 07:44 AM

I watched last night's Sherlock, I missed the first half an hour but it's the first episode I've seen. Is it always like that?

 

Because - and without giving away spoilers - there was something awfully convenient about the whole thing; more so than Scooby Doo.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:22 AM

I watched last night's Sherlock, I missed the first half an hour but it's the first episode I've seen. Is it always like that?

 

Because - and without giving away spoilers - there was something awfully convenient about the whole thing; more so than Scooby Doo.

 

It's not always like that but it's getting more like that.


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#644 Johnoco

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:58 AM

I watched last night's Sherlock, I missed the first half an hour but it's the first episode I've seen. Is it always like that?

Because - and without giving away spoilers - there was something awfully convenient about the whole thing; more so than Scooby Doo.

His mask was pulled off and it was really Old Man Jones trying to scare away the locals so he could smuggle treasure?

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#645 808tone

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:14 PM

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#646 markleeds

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:30 AM

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There are a few jobs which the best way to get into is to work for free and get experience, PR, Acting, Interior Design, Broadcasting etc. Not many people can afford to live for free, especially in London. It helps to have wealthy (and supportive) parents who can finance you through the work experience.

I am sure there is plenty of talent out there that given half a chance would be amazing actors, designers etc.

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#647 markleeds

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:58 AM

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#648 Bob8

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:29 AM

I was once offered a scholarship, which would have got over the fees issue.  However, the more pressing concern was that I needed a steady income rather than a long shot at being rich.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 03:46 PM

Watched World's Weirdest Events and truly amazing. Lost on its migration, a walrus managed to get to a town centre where it attacked vehicles. How about a freshwater lake near to a golf course in Brisbane having a dozen Bull sharks in it!  It seems they somehow arrived from the sea and then along a river, which may have been flooded because the lake is landlocked. And before you ask, they can survive in both freshwater as well as salt water. Fish were seen wriggling along roads and houses engulfed in ice that had been blown in from a lake. One guy was inside his house filming the mounting ice. One fish could raise its poisoned bones out of its back in order to protect itself.  


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#650 John Drake

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 04:43 PM

I watched last night's Sherlock, I missed the first half an hour but it's the first episode I've seen. Is it always like that?

 

Because - and without giving away spoilers - there was something awfully convenient about the whole thing; more so than Scooby Doo.

 

Halfway through a series and halfway through an episode is probably not the best way to approach any TV show in which Steven Moffat (co-creator of Sherlock and current head-honcho on Doctor Who) has had a hand. They're often confusing enough even if you've seen them from the start.

 

I thought the plot took a backseat to the characters in this week's Sherlock. Lots of entertaining dialogue going on, all well delivered by the cast, but I agree with you, it all seemed to tie up all too neatly and quickly at the end to be credible.

 

I think this show would benefit from a longer run, with more time to develop the characters and the plots as well, as too much material is being crammed into the meagre three episodes per year.


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#651 Futtocks

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:14 AM

'The Taste' on Channel 4. An imported format from the USA with a judging panel of extreme Frenchman Ludo Lefebvre, Nigella 'sniff' Lawson and wiseguy Anthony Bourdain.

 

I reckon, for a series starter, it was okay. Unlike most other talent shows, they don't meet the competitors 'til they've tasted the food and made their final decision, so no sob stories, no 'journeys', just judgement.


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#652 Johnoco

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:21 PM

Top Of The Pops on BBC4 at 7.30 from January 1979. Good to follow on twitter too using #totp or #bbc4

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No cause for so much hatred, I'm just a different man

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#653 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 06:21 AM

Halfway through a series and halfway through an episode is probably not the best way to approach any TV show in which Steven Moffat (co-creator of Sherlock and current head-honcho on Doctor Who) has had a hand. They're often confusing enough even if you've seen them from the start.

 

I thought the plot took a backseat to the characters in this week's Sherlock. Lots of entertaining dialogue going on, all well delivered by the cast, but I agree with you, it all seemed to tie up all too neatly and quickly at the end to be credible.

 

I think this show would benefit from a longer run, with more time to develop the characters and the plots as well, as too much material is being crammed into the meagre three episodes per year.

 

I think we all got suckered into the plot taking a backseat idea... not the filler episode that we thought?


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!

#654 John Drake

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 10:51 AM

I think we all got suckered into the plot taking a backseat idea... not the filler episode that we thought?

 

Yup. Classic Moffat. Excellent final episode. There's usually a decent pay off if you stick with his stuff to the end and don't pass judgement on it halfway through. Still think 3 episodes is too short for a series though, I'd love to see what they could do with these characters over a 13 week run. I think the writers probably would too, but getting that cast together can't be easy now they're in big demand elsewhere, while Moffat and Gatiss have their commitments to Doctor Who as well. If they have to choose, unsurprisingly I'd rather they did 13 episodes of Doctor Who! ;)


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#655 John Drake

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:14 PM

If this thread is any guide, there's nothing on telly at the moment.

 

Anyone got any reviews/recommendations to liven things up?

 

I've heard EastEnders has perked up a bit since Danny 'farkin' Dyer turned up, and Hayley had the nation in tears in Corrie, but I don't watch either these days. I've also swerved the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother, which isn't like me, but it just seems to be on all the time now since it moved to Channel 5. As for Benefits Street, not my cup of tea at all. Shame on Channel 4, really. They got rid of Big Brother for this? Basically it's the same show, but genuinely exploitative. Revolting.

 

Instead I've been filling in the space on my telly screen lately with a blu ray box set of the first series of the old sci-fi show Space 1999, which came down the chimney at Christmas, and have been surprised at how good it actually is. I remember seeing a few episodes out of sequence on a late night repeat run in the 1990s, but I never saw the original early 70s Saturday teatime run as it clashed with Doctor Who in the age before video recorders were heard of. The blu ray transfer is astonishingly good, as the series was made on film, and the special effects are impressive for the time too. Some of the acting is a bit wooden, but it's a Gerry Anderson production and he was more used to working with puppets which probably explains some of the casting. The premise is a bit ridiculous, but it is entertaining once it gets going. And the spaceships are cool. :)

 

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#656 Wiltshire Rhino

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 06:39 AM

If this thread is any guide, there's nothing on telly at the moment.

Anyone got any reviews/recommendations to liven things up?

Enjoyed the first couple of episodes of "Hostages" on C4. Plenty more twists and turns coming in this series.

The new version of "The Tomorrow People" (never saw the original series) is a good series if you want to rest your brain for an hour.

Oh and "Brooklyn 99" is just stupidly hilarious and had my family in stiches. :-)

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 06:56 AM

I have the opposite problem to John, far too much I want to watch and nowhere near enough time to watch them and still do the other things in my life I want to do.

 

- American Horror Story s3 finishes next week so we've been saving the episodes to finish in a bang.  My wife got all girly at Stevie Nicks being in last week's episode

- I'm enjoying Almost Human, in the past I was never really a massive cop-show fan but this is just the right level of cop and sci-fi for me.

- On that note, I've about a season's worth of Continuum to catch up on with the very lovely Rachel Nichols as lead.

- We've not yet started s2 of Elementary but that's high on our list of things to watch

- We're both enjoying Grimm but again are struggling to keep up with the episodes.

- We have about 10 episodes outstanding of both The Neighbors and Modern Family, both excellent comedies

- The Walking Dead is one of the favourites and we just manage to keep up with that one

 

Then there's a whole pile of other programmes we'd love to watch but haven't bothered as we know we just don't have the time, maybe when we retire!


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#658 Wolford6

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:52 AM

I don't have any must-see telly at the moment. I mainly watch sport, films and documentaries. I always watch things like Midsomer Murders and University Challenge, but it doesn't bother me if I miss one.

 

I'm waiting in anticipation for the next series of Game of Thrones and The Deadliest Catch. What I'd really like to see is a follow-on series from Band of Brothers and The Pacific.


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:02 AM

I've also swerved the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother, which isn't like me, but it just seems to be on all the time now since it moved to Channel 5.

 

 

I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but if it is (for a saddo like me), I'd say this is without a doubt one of the best series they have ever done - including the Channel 4 days. Some of the tasks have been great. The only Big Brother series to ever be extended due to popularity - or is it to keep Jim Davidson away from the public for a little longer...?!

 

Another "love it or hate it" reccomendation at the moment is House of Fools - the new sitcom from Vic & Bob. Again if you liked Shooting Stars, give this a go. If you can't stand them, well it really is more of the same. I loved it though


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#660 Futtocks

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:51 AM

The BBC's lavish 'Musketeers' thing is worth a try, as the first episode was really just a scene-setter, so the story can get going from now on. Good cast, I reckon, especially Capaldi. 

 

My dad has got me into 'Big Bang Theory', which is very smartly written and fun.

 

Oh, and Charlie Brooker's 'Weekly Wipe' for a good dose of bile. How can anyone getting his hoggins off of Konnie Huq be so sour?


Edited by Futtocks, 22 January 2014 - 09:52 AM.

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