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#681 timtum

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 07:38 PM

The Great War start by the BBC hasn't been bad at all.

 

Enjoying both Paxman and the Cousins at War series.  Very good indeed.


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#682 John Drake

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 03:22 PM

Entertaining piece by Grace Dent in The Independent today about TV viewing habits:

 

Stand with me, people of Britain. Say it loud and proud - ‘I watch four hours of rubbish TV a day and I am not ashamed!’

http://www.independe...ed-9134478.html


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#683 Futtocks

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 04:25 PM

Episode 2 of the Brian Pern thing - not as good as ep.1, but worth sticking with. And Nigel Havers swearing like a very posh docker! :O


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#684 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 10:34 PM

From the trailers, I feared the worst for House of Fools (Vic n Bob).  Have to say I've enjoyed every episode!  Daft and silly.


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 19 February 2014 - 07:32 PM

I can't watch most British tv, apart from documentaries.

I didn't reckon I'd stay with it, but I'm still watching The Following. The second season seems to have more to it.


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#686 Griff9of13

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 12:20 PM

Good news: Ripper Street resurrected :)


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 12:22 PM

 

"However the second series averaged 4.8 million viewers across the eight episodes, struggling to compete against ITV's I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! which attracted a series average of 11.1 million viewers."

 

How on earth is that load of tripe more attractive to so many more people? The mind boggles. :unsure:


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#688 WearyRhino

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 08:21 PM

How on earth is that load of tripe more attractive to so many more people? The mind boggles. :unsure:


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 09:56 AM

TV's a strange landscape at the moment and TV drama is always going to suffer because the way that is consumed is evolving. Box set culture of people saving up a few episodes to watch, the ease of iplayer and sky + mean there isn’t a need to watch drama as it goes out “live”. If you compare that to something like “I’m a Celeb” – nobody saves a week’s worth of those to watch in one go, it’s instant but disposable. You may turn your nose up at reality shows, but it’s not either or. I’d wager plenty watched I’m a Celeb and watched Ripper Street on iplayer later.


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#690 Futtocks

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 12:00 PM

What other countries think of British TV.

 

"Call the Midwife is big in Latvia, Mrs Brown's Boys is a ratings winner in New Zealand, Heartbeat is still massive in Finland and Sherlock fever has spread around the globe."


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#691 markleeds

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 12:15 PM

Started watching House of Cards on Netflix, it's great to watch an American TV show with no ad breaks and being able to choose wether or not to watch the next episode and not having to wait a week.

Been watching Line of Duty and having a 7 day gap after each cliff hanger is not great.

#692 John Drake

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 12:25 PM

TV's a strange landscape at the moment and TV drama is always going to suffer because the way that is consumed is evolving. Box set culture of people saving up a few episodes to watch, the ease of iplayer and sky + mean there isn’t a need to watch drama as it goes out “live”. If you compare that to something like “I’m a Celeb” – nobody saves a week’s worth of those to watch in one go, it’s instant but disposable. You may turn your nose up at reality shows, but it’s not either or. I’d wager plenty watched I’m a Celeb and watched Ripper Street on iplayer later.

 

Agree.

 

Telly snobbery is as bad (and pointless) as music snobbery IMO.


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#693 Ullman

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:53 PM

From the trailers, I feared the worst for House of Fools (Vic n Bob).  Have to say I've enjoyed every episode!  Daft and silly.

I missed the dose of Tuesday night daftness this week. I really hope they do another series.


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#694 Johnoco

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:16 PM

I quite enjoy Call the Midwife.

There I said it.

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#695 Ullman

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:32 PM

I quite enjoy Call the Midwife.

There I said it.

Pull yourself together man. You need to watch an episode of Deadliest Catch sharpish.


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#696 stimpo-and-kat

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:38 PM

Pull yourself together man. You need to watch an episode of Deadliest Catch sharpish.


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#697 hindle xiii

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:42 PM

Pull yourself together man. You need to watch an episode of Deadliest Catch sharpish.

Heh, Deadliest Snatch.


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#698 Johnoco

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:48 PM

Pull yourself together man. You need to watch an episode of Deadliest Catch sharpish.

I'm out and proud!

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

Pull off that cover, I will too, and learn to understand

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#699 Ullman

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:49 PM

Heh, Deadliest Snatch.

*snigger*


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 07:51 AM

Deadliest Fishwife.

 

I'd watch it.


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