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Title: What's on TV
Post by: Griff Grof on September 29, 2013, 03:42:33 pm
Definitely off topic!

There's a lot of good stuff on the box right now - from dramas, to comedy's to talent shows.

What are you all watching? Or do you disagree, and think everything on right now is rubbish!?  :o :D

I'm personally enjoying The X Factor right now (despite all the controversy surrounding last night), and they're showing re-runs of Fawlty Towers on Gold - John Cleese is so funny  :D, amongst various others.

Only thing that seems to always be missing is a Geocaching show - there are podcasts, so why can't we have a caching chat-show?  :D ;D
Title: Re: What's on TV
Post by: Gackt on September 29, 2013, 05:41:26 pm
X Factor is not my thing, but it is on in the house sometimes so I cannot escape it. I bought 5 copies of the Rage Against The Machine track a couple of years back to help the anti-X Factor Christmas No1 campaign... Don't hate me for it ;D A lot of people follow the show so it must have an appeal that I just not grasping.

I don't watch a lot of TV. I like a good movie. I watched the directors cut of Bladerunner on TV the other night. The few TV shows I do watch at the moment include the latest series of Whitechapel, though I have not followed it before this series. I watched the first episode of Agents of Shield the other night.. not bad, but I don't know if I will have time to carry on with that one.

For comedy relief I occasionally watch an episode of Family Guy. We also have Big Bang Theory on quite a bit as it's Tom's favourite show of the moment. I do find that quite funny, but only because I see a little bit of all the main characters in myself.
Title: Re: What's on TV
Post by: Griff Grof on September 29, 2013, 05:47:58 pm
 :D - I don't think an X Factor winner has had a Christmas number 1 since then, actually  :o

Ahh we really don't watch enough movies - which is a shame  :( haven't heard of Bladerunner, will need to check it out  :)

Haven't ever watched The Big Bang theory despite many people saying how good it is - I'm sure I will one day  :D
Title: Re: What's on TV
Post by: walktall on September 29, 2013, 09:42:50 pm
X-factor - what is that :o

Bladerunner - now that is a classic film, got the directors cut DVD :)

It's that time of year, so the Mrs is glued to that dance programme that has just started on the BBC.

I got an amazing deal from Amazon for 6 months of full LoveFilms, so catching up on those films or series I missed, either via Internet or post :) but it's due to end in Nov.
Title: Re: What's on TV
Post by: grizzly pair on October 06, 2013, 09:12:44 pm
I remember seeing Bladerunner at the cinema In 1982, its still way ahead of its time and fairly true to the book. This was one of Philip K. Dick's masterpieces and I think it was one of the few treatments of his books that he was involved with before he died. "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep"  is a great SF book.
Title: Re: What's on TV
Post by: Gackt on January 18, 2014, 10:02:15 am
An update on my latest TV watching.. well, not a lot has changed :D The new series of Big Bang Theory is showing on E4 currently on Thursdays, so am watching that.

A new american comedy series started this week straight after Big Bang, called Brooklyn Nine Nine, it was actually quite funny. I find US comedies quite often don't do it for me. Although half of me is american I still don't get some of their style of humour, like many of them do not seem to understand ours. After Brooklyn on the same channel they showed another comedy series 2 Broke Girls, after a few minutes I just had to turn off as I was just not getting any laughs.. I knew when it was supposed to be funny because of canned laughter, but I just didn't get it  :P

Not a lot of time for movies lately. I have been given a few by my brother for Christmas on DVD to get through sometime. One was 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' which I have watched on two sittings yesterday and today as not enough time for a whole movie in one go. It was absolutely ludicrous, but a good fun action horror at the same time.
Title: Re: What's on TV
Post by: tarmacjohn on January 18, 2014, 06:39:06 pm
I brought the new Riddick film yesterday, I am going to watch it tonight once I get home from London. I am enjoying The Voice now Kylie is in it, but once the heats are over I shall get bored.
Title: Re: What's on TV
Post by: walktall on January 18, 2014, 08:48:32 pm
I brought the new Riddick film yesterday, I am going to watch it tonight once I get home from London. I am enjoying The Voice now Kylie is in it, but once the heats are over I shall get bored.

Let us know if the Riddick film is any good? I've enjoyed the others :)
Title: Re: What's on TV
Post by: Gackt on January 19, 2014, 09:06:46 pm
I would be interested to know what the new Riddick film is like too. I have seen the first couple. Out of those two I actually preferred the first one, even though it had a much lower budget.
Title: Re: What's on TV
Post by: tarmacjohn on January 19, 2014, 09:34:00 pm
One thing led to another and I haven't actually watched it yet, will give feedback when I do.
Title: Re: What's on TV
Post by: grizzly pair on January 22, 2014, 07:01:48 pm
Anyone watched the new series of 'This is Jinsy'?   Very Monty Python.
Title: Re: What's on TV
Post by: Gackt on January 23, 2014, 06:42:16 am
Anyone watched the new series of 'This is Jinsy'?   Very Monty Python.
I haven't even heard of it :o Does it show on terrestrial TV? I do not have Sky or cable.
Title: Re: What's on TV
Post by: Gackt on November 16, 2014, 08:12:58 am
The most recent programs I have had the chance to watch and have enjoyed have been:

Not showing on TV currently that I know of, but something else I am watching (actually re-watching) is Death Note (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0877057/). It is an animated crime / thriller / fantasy themed series, with a continuously twisting clever story line. Although animated it is definitely not for young children. I watched it many years ago and came across it again quite recently and been going back through it about half an episode at a time. I am on Ep24 of 37, so quite a few 10 minutes sessions to go still.
Title: Re: What's on TV
Post by: Gackt on December 08, 2014, 07:41:03 pm
Have re-finished Death Note.

Just this minute started to watch Baccano (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baccano!) anime after spotting it next to Death Note DVDs in HMV today.

Nothing else is grabbing my attention on TV currently.