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What's on TV
« 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
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Re: What's on TV
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: What's on TV
« Reply #2 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
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Re: What's on TV
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: What's on TV
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: What's on TV
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: What's on TV
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: What's on TV
« Reply #7 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 :)
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Re: What's on TV
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: What's on TV
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: What's on TV
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2014, 07:01:48 pm »
Anyone watched the new series of 'This is Jinsy'?   Very Monty Python.

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Re: What's on TV
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: What's on TV
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2014, 08:12:58 am »
The most recent programs I have had the chance to watch and have enjoyed have been:
  • The new series of Big Bang Theory - Although I am behind on this already.
  • Underground Britain - Got to see the first episode and the latest one. I wonder if Box Quarry will feature in a future episode?
  • Gotham - A Batman spin-off / prequel. Missed the 4th episode though because of work.

Not showing on TV currently that I know of, but something else I am watching (actually re-watching) is Death Note. 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.

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Re: What's on TV
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2014, 07:41:03 pm »
Have re-finished Death Note.

Just this minute started to watch Baccano anime after spotting it next to Death Note DVDs in HMV today.

Nothing else is grabbing my attention on TV currently.

 


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