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#1281 chuffer

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 12:53 PM

Looking forward to Game of Thrones starting again tonight.....similarly to Breaking Bad, I initially resisted watching this due to the hype but I have to say, after a couple of episodes I was hooked and now have several seasons to catch up on!!

 

It really is epic in terms of characters and plots and the violence is brutal.....it's great the way it seems to have resurrected lots of random British actors and launched the careers of new ones too


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#1282 ckn

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 04:22 PM

Orphan Black is back on Saturday for series 3!  Pity it's not in the UK, despite being paid for by the BBC...


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#1283 Stan Doffarf

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 10:17 PM

Newzoids launched tonight following much fanfare heralding the 'new Spitting Image'. Can't say I was impressed.

 

The puppets are recognizable but the voices in the main could be anybody. And despite an absolute army of writers the programme was pretty much joke free.

 

Anybody else see it?


And when they found our shadows
Grouped around the TV sets
They ran down every lead
They repeated every test
They checked out all the data on their lists
And then the alien anthropologists
Admitted they were still perplexed
But on eliminating every other reason
For our sad demise
They logged the only explanation left
This species has amused itself to death
No tears to cry no feelings left
This species has amused itself to death

#1284 bobbruce

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 07:47 AM

Newzoids launched tonight following much fanfare heralding the 'new Spitting Image'. Can't say I was impressed.

The puppets are recognizable but the voices in the main could be anybody. And despite an absolute army of writers the programme was pretty much joke free.

Anybody else see it?


I watch 5 minutes and to be honest that was too long.

#1285 John Drake

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 09:04 AM

Newzoids launched tonight following much fanfare heralding the 'new Spitting Image'. Can't say I was impressed.

 

The puppets are recognizable but the voices in the main could be anybody. And despite an absolute army of writers the programme was pretty much joke free.

 

Anybody else see it?

 

Yes.

 

I thought it was pretty good.

 

Made me laugh out loud a few times.

 

Very much reminded me of Spitting Image, and was just as hit and miss in its heyday. People only remember the good bits now.

 

Hopefully this new show will run as long and grow into a worthwhile (and rare) bit of primetime satire, a genre that's almost extinct on the mainstream channels these days. Well done to ITV for at least having a go.


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#1286 John Drake

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 09:04 AM

I watch 5 minutes and to be honest that was too long.

 

Nothing like giving a new show a chance. And that's nothing like... etc.


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#1287 Futtocks

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 11:57 AM

I missed 'Newzoids', so have just had a watch on the ITVPlayer. I managed 8 minutes. Hard work it was, too.

 

It's all a bit tame, some of the voices are okay, some very poor and it wasn't particularly funny. Whoever played David Cameron seemed never to have actually heard him speak before.

 

I remember 'Spitting Image' and although it was always hit and miss, at least it hit now and then, and hit hard. Newzoids just seems a bit scared to have a real go. The puppet caricatures are also less vicious than Fluck & Law's ones.

 

It is more like 'DC Follies' than 'Spitting Image'.


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#1288 scrumblebee

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 03:46 PM

Newzoids launched tonight following much fanfare heralding the 'new Spitting Image'. Can't say I was impressed.
 
The puppets are recognizable but the voices in the main could be anybody. And despite an absolute army of writers the programme was pretty much joke free.
 
Anybody else see it?


Pretty disappointed with it tbh, the material wasn't too bad, but the puppets are so lame compared to what they had with Spitting Image, they just look like dolls with animated faces. It's very rare for anything in the modern age to be significantly worse than it's equivalent from 30 years ago, yet Newzoids has somehow managed it.

Edited by scrumblebee, 16 April 2015 - 03:47 PM.


#1289 Stan Doffarf

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 05:33 PM

I missed 'Newzoids', so have just had a watch on the ITVPlayer. I managed 8 minutes. Hard work it was, too.

 

It's all a bit tame, some of the voices are okay, some very poor and it wasn't particularly funny. Whoever played David Cameron seemed never to have actually heard him speak before.

 

I remember 'Spitting Image' and although it was always hit and miss, at least it hit now and then, and hit hard. Newzoids just seems a bit scared to have a real go. The puppet caricatures are also less vicious than Fluck & Law's ones.

 

It is more like 'DC Follies' than 'Spitting Image'.

 

I did wonder if the writers were frightened of causing controversy during the election campaign, but surely that's what political satire is all about? I've got it on series link so I'll give it another go, but it needs to improve massively.

 

I'm glad John D found it funny. As webmaster on here he certainly needs a sense of humour. 


And when they found our shadows
Grouped around the TV sets
They ran down every lead
They repeated every test
They checked out all the data on their lists
And then the alien anthropologists
Admitted they were still perplexed
But on eliminating every other reason
For our sad demise
They logged the only explanation left
This species has amused itself to death
No tears to cry no feelings left
This species has amused itself to death

#1290 Futtocks

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 06:22 PM

I did wonder if the writers were frightened of causing controversy during the election campaign, but surely that's what political satire is all about? I've got it on series link so I'll give it another go, but it needs to improve massively.

 

I'm glad John D found it funny. As webmaster on here he certainly needs a sense of humour. 

I'll definitely give episode 2 a chance, just in case.


Between the optimist & the pessimist
The difference is quite droll:
The optimist sees the doughnut,
The pessimist sees the hole.


#1291 ckn

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 10:58 PM

Watched Newzoids tonight.  Wasn't awful, just seemed like it tried too hard to be fair to all the main political parties.


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#1292 Futtocks

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 05:49 PM

Channel 4's 'Ballot Monkeys' made a promising start last night, despite having to introduce 4 separate sets of characters.

 

A decent cast and writers who are experienced at inserting last-minute topical lines (as they did on 'Drop the dead Donkey'). And the joke about Tony Blair and the Chilcot Enquiry... if it was a joke!  :biggrin:

 

More bite than 'Newzoids', certainly.


Edited by Futtocks, 22 April 2015 - 05:50 PM.

Between the optimist & the pessimist
The difference is quite droll:
The optimist sees the doughnut,
The pessimist sees the hole.


#1293 Futtocks

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 08:02 PM

Things you never expected to read in the Radio Times, but really did #427: Chris Kamara and Coleen Nolan host a speed dating event for rabbits.


Between the optimist & the pessimist
The difference is quite droll:
The optimist sees the doughnut,
The pessimist sees the hole.


#1294 Futtocks

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 08:24 PM

'Newzoids' episode 2. A bit better.

 

Still lacking real satirical fangs.


Between the optimist & the pessimist
The difference is quite droll:
The optimist sees the doughnut,
The pessimist sees the hole.


#1295 Amber Avenger

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 08:12 AM

Channel 4's 'Ballot Monkeys' made a promising start last night, despite having to introduce 4 separate sets of characters.

 

A decent cast and writers who are experienced at inserting last-minute topical lines (as they did on 'Drop the dead Donkey'). And the joke about Tony Blair and the Chilcot Enquiry... if it was a joke!  :biggrin:

 

More bite than 'Newzoids', certainly.

 

Yes - I really enjoyed this. Some very cutting lines certainly - I thought it could have gone either way before it aired, but I should have known with the writers involved and some of the cast that we were in safe hands. Ben Miller as the Lib Dem constantly referencing Foinavon was very good.

 

More of this kind of thing please.


Edited by Amber Avenger, 23 April 2015 - 08:13 AM.

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#1296 my missus

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 04:29 PM

is this "spike tv" the same spike that used to show aussie rl in the USA?


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#1297 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 07:34 PM

Didn't have high hopes from the adverts... But have enjoyed Car Share with Peter Kay on the iPlayer.


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 25 April 2015 - 11:18 PM

Caught up with Ballot Monkeys.  Very good considering how it is written so close to airing.


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!

#1299 Johnoco

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 12:59 PM

Just started watching Daredevil on Netflix. Not usually my bag (man) but loving it so far.

#1300 Futtocks

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 01:10 PM

Didn't have high hopes from the adverts... But have enjoyed Car Share with Peter Kay on the iPlayer.

I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected. 


Between the optimist & the pessimist
The difference is quite droll:
The optimist sees the doughnut,
The pessimist sees the hole.





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