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I honestly don't understand a word of that.

Futtocks explained the ratings part. I live in a hovel, thus the invented words "hovelhold" and "slumhold." The agency instals an electronic box attached to your TV which records your choices and transmits them back to HQ - ratings detector box, or whatever they call it.

 

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I got hooked up to my Nielsen box today and the installer told me that last night's Masterchef GF hit 2 million viewers. This tells you what free-to-air has come to in OZ: Origin and cooking shows.

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Just started watching the Daredevil series on Netflix. Quite good if you're into superhero type stuff.

I found it quite boring to be honest. I think we must be reaching saturation point on the superhero front, all the storylines blend into one these days. I tried watching the latest Marvel offering with Agent Carter and apart from the busty, sexy woman playing Carter there's a pretty weak storyline.

 

Gone back to watching the repeats of Boston Legal  - Shatner & Spader comedy at its best.

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I watched the Eighties serialisation of 'The Day of theTriffids' last night. Still good.

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I found it quite boring to be honest. I think we must be reaching saturation point on the superhero front, all the storylines blend into one these days. I tried watching the latest Marvel offering with Agent Carter and apart from the busty, sexy woman playing Carter there's a pretty weak storyline.

 

Boring is the last word I would use to describe Daredevil, but each to their own and all that. It's certainly the least superhero-y of the majority of things out there and uses it's format well to study the characters in a way most of the movies don't/won't. The Kingpin is actually the first villain in the Marvel side you actually get to know a bit about his motivations. I think it's the only tv series from both DC and Marvel in the past few years that has been worth watching anyway, but can understand why it isn't everyone's cup of tea

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I watched the Eighties serialisation of 'The Day of theTriffids' last night. Still good.

 

Watched it a while back on BBC4, and a very long while back, when it first came out. Still very good.

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Boring is the last word I would use to describe Daredevil, but each to their own and all that. It's certainly the least superhero-y of the majority of things out there and uses it's format well to study the characters in a way most of the movies don't/won't. The Kingpin is actually the first villain in the Marvel side you actually get to know a bit about his motivations. I think it's the only tv series from both DC and Marvel in the past few years that has been worth watching anyway, but can understand why it isn't everyone's cup of tea

I've only seen the first two episodes so far, but agree with this.

I'm enjoying it more then I actually thought, and will be watching a few episodes each evening if possible. Still trying to fit in the whole of the X-Files and Twin Peaks, as both will be making a welcome return in the future

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Watched it a while back on BBC4, and a very long while back, when it first came out. Still very good.

I never saw it when it was originally broadcast, but because it wasn't set "in the future", the only SFX are the shooting stars, the triffids themselves (which are very well-designed) and the triffid gun (bad SFX, but wisely only once seen in action).

 

The feel of the series is different to the book, updated to the Eighties and with Bill as very much an everyman of his time, compared to the book's more urbane 'chap'. Surprisingly little of the book's substance is cut from the screenplay.

 

Of the other Wyndham books, there are some which have apparently not been filmed, and which might make good TV, like 'The Kraken wakes' or 'The Chrysalids'.

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It's  also got Vikings, a similar big budget fictional drama. I've not seen it, but been told it's pretty flipping good.
 
I don't watch it because I'm a Celt. We can't handle all those funny names.

;)

 

PS: I 've sen the Hull band Sordid Lies a couple of times;  I really like them. The guitarist wears a pirate's hat, which is an added bonus.

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It's  also got Vikings, a similar big budget fictional drama. I've not seen it, but been told it's pretty flipping good.

 

I don't watch it because I'm a Celt. We can't handle all those funny names.

;)

 

PS: I 've sen the Hull band Sordid Lies a couple of times;  I really like them. The guitarist wears a pirate's hat, which is an added bonus.

They're one of a multitude of local bands playing the Humber Street Sesh on Saturday. I'll try and get to see them.

 

I notice they're also playing Sunk Fest at Sunk Island on August bank holiday weekend. Anybody who's ever been to Sunk Island will know just how surreal a concept that is.

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'All Aboard! The Canal Trip' on BBC4

 

2 hours of travelling down a canal.  No narration, shot in real time, one camera.

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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It's also got Vikings, a similar big budget fictional drama. I've not seen it, but been told it's pretty flipping good.

I don't watch it because I'm a Celt. We can't handle all those funny names.

;)

PS: I 've sen the Hull band Sordid Lies a couple of times; I really like them. The guitarist wears a pirate's hat, which is an added bonus.

Vikings is really good it's a definite watch.

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ITV's BBQ Challenge. Seriously underwhelming BBQ skills, and with the utterly superfluous presence of Myleene Klass, the female Richard Clayderman.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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'All Aboard! The Canal Trip' on BBC4

 

2 hours of travelling down a canal.  No narration, shot in real time, one camera.

 

Oddly, that could be quite good, depending on where they go.

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They were escaping from Lancashire.

 

No, they weren't actually. That's why it was boring.

Very relaxing, if you're in the mood.

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On the BoxSets channel they have been showing a full season of The Wire every Saturday, repeated on the following Wednesday. It usually overlaps a bit with the 3rd NRL game but I still caught most of it.

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Coincidence? or some type of subliminal suggestion? I'm flicking through channels after the NRL game and land on Britain’s Best Canals with John Sergeant.

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Coincidence? or some type of subliminal suggestion? I'm flicking through channels after the NRL game and land on Britain’s Best Canals with John Sergeant.

That's not the same programme as the 'All aboard' thing, BTW.

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Yes I realised that from the dialogue and the fact it only ran for 30 minutes. I've seen a few of the canals in Devon and, to an Aussie, they're an oddity. We don't have many here. In fact, there is more fresh water in the Mississippi River than in the entire AUS continent, including every dam, river, creek, swamp and pond.

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Coincidence? or some type of subliminal suggestion? I'm flicking through channels after the NRL game and land on Britain’s Best Canals with John Sergeant.

 

That was a good series.

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