Be Excellent To Each Other

And, you know, party on. Dude.

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Reply to topic  [ 1778 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 32, 33, 34, 35, 36
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:59 
User avatar
Fitness Nut...

Joined: 25th Sep, 2008
Posts: 19557
Location: shropshire, uk
I watched the first show, it was terrible...

_________________
MetalAngel wrote:
Kovacs: From 'unresponsive' to 'kebab' in 3.5 seconds


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:42 
SupaMod
User avatar
Est. 1978

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 67488
Location: Your Mum
Squirt wrote:
TheVision wrote:
Trooper wrote:
I saw the first couple of acts, and then turned it off. Who did they turn out to be?


One was Patsy Palmer... I saw a minute or two of it as I was turning the TV on to put Netflix on. It seemed really quite bizarre.

The Butterfly was Patsy Palmer, the Pharoah was Alan Johnson, formerly Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department. You only get to see one person a show! That's what makes it so exciting!

I saw the second one last night. Once I started watching there was no way I wasn't going to see who was inside one of them. It went on forever! And it was shit! But it's oddly addictive once you're watching it. I just won't watch it again.

_________________
Grim... wrote:
I wish Craster had left some girls for the rest of us.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 13:10 
User avatar
Noob as of 6/8/10

Joined: 6th Aug, 2010
Posts: 3838
Location: , Location, Location.
Grim... wrote:
Squirt wrote:
TheVision wrote:
Trooper wrote:
I saw the first couple of acts, and then turned it off. Who did they turn out to be?


One was Patsy Palmer... I saw a minute or two of it as I was turning the TV on to put Netflix on. It seemed really quite bizarre.

The Butterfly was Patsy Palmer, the Pharoah was Alan Johnson, formerly Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department. You only get to see one person a show! That's what makes it so exciting!

I saw the second one last night. Once I started watching there was no way I wasn't going to see who was inside one of them. It went on forever! And it was shit! But it's oddly addictive once you're watching it. I just won't watch it again.

We 'taped' it. ;) We didn't want to watch it because it was so godamn awful, but Mrs. W wanted to see the reveal without having to watch the whole thing. She can watch it when I'm not there.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 13:21 
User avatar
gooby pls

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 12588
Location: Shrewsbury, UK
ITV have obviously been listening to Alan Partridge for TV show ideas.

_________________
Mostly pointless witterings of a fool. gazchap.com
Source Design - Graphic Design and Web Design Shropshire


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 13:47 
SupaMod
User avatar
Est. 1978

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 67488
Location: Your Mum
It's one of the most popular TV shows in America, apparently.

_________________
Grim... wrote:
I wish Craster had left some girls for the rest of us.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 13:55 
User avatar
Unpossible!

Joined: 27th Jun, 2008
Posts: 35768
Grim... wrote:
It's one of the most popular TV shows in America, apparently.

Praise indeed.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 13:56 
User avatar
Noob as of 6/8/10

Joined: 6th Aug, 2010
Posts: 3838
Location: , Location, Location.
Why am i not surprised?

I bet Donald keeps thinking that one of them is Kim Jong Un.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 14:00 
SupaMod
User avatar
Est. 1978

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 67488
Location: Your Mum
DavPaz wrote:
Grim... wrote:
It's one of the most popular TV shows in America, apparently.

Praise indeed.

$$$

_________________
Grim... wrote:
I wish Craster had left some girls for the rest of us.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 14:06 
User avatar
Noob as of 6/8/10

Joined: 6th Aug, 2010
Posts: 3838
Location: , Location, Location.
The only saving grace, for about five minutes, was Ken Jeong's exclamations of, "I know exactly who this is."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 18:38 
User avatar
Gogmagog

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 45644
Location: Cheshire
Who is Ken jeong?

_________________
Mr Chris wrote:
MaliA isn't just the best thing on the internet - he's the best thing ever.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 18:39 
User avatar
Isn't that lovely?

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 9426
Location: Devon
You are number 6

_________________
Where's the Kaboom? I was expecting an Earth shattering Kaboom!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 18:42 
User avatar
Gogmagog

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 45644
Location: Cheshire
Oh,wait, the Spanish teacher in community?

_________________
Mr Chris wrote:
MaliA isn't just the best thing on the internet - he's the best thing ever.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 21:11 
User avatar
Sleepyhead

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 27041
Location: Kidbrooke
In the US version some of the people in the costumes are major stars, from what I’ve heard. Not convinced the UK ones are going to be!

_________________
I've got a bad feeling about this.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 21:45 
User avatar
ugvm'er at heart...

Joined: 4th Mar, 2010
Posts: 21168
MaliA wrote:
Oh,wait, the Spanish teacher in community?


I think he is South Korean


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 21:46 
SupaMod
User avatar
Commander-in-Cheese

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 48242
:DD

_________________
GoddessJasmine wrote:
Drunk, pulled Craster's pork, waiting for brdyime story,reading nuts. Xz


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:08 
User avatar
Fitness Nut...

Joined: 25th Sep, 2008
Posts: 19557
Location: shropshire, uk
I might be late to the party. I am enjoying Titans season 1. Only 3 episodes in, but it is great.

_________________
MetalAngel wrote:
Kovacs: From 'unresponsive' to 'kebab' in 3.5 seconds


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 13:08 
User avatar
Lord Humongous

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 45869
Location: The erogenous zone
I enjoyed the first season. Started the second season this weekend and left it after the first episode.

_________________
Flickr Behance Discogs

'Not without talent but dragged down by bass turgidity'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 14:40 
User avatar
Isn't that lovely?

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 9426
Location: Devon
Zardoz wrote:
I enjoyed the first season. Started the second season this weekend and left it after the first episode.


The first episode of season 2 is really the finally episode of the story of season 1.

Episode 2 is the real start of season 2 imo.

Watched a few of them with my son on Friday haven't had time to go back to it yet, but looking forward to it.

_________________
Where's the Kaboom? I was expecting an Earth shattering Kaboom!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 23:51 
SupaMod
User avatar
"Praisebot"

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 15572
Location: Parts unknown
I don't know if anyone else is watching Crackerjack on CBBC... but you should. It's great.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 22:45 
SupaMod
User avatar
Commander-in-Cheese

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 48242
Sex Education S2 is somehow even more brilliant than S1

_________________
GoddessJasmine wrote:
Drunk, pulled Craster's pork, waiting for brdyime story,reading nuts. Xz


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 13:18 
User avatar
Noob as of 6/8/10

Joined: 6th Aug, 2010
Posts: 3838
Location: , Location, Location.
I started watching series 1 last night. I hadn't realised it was a British production, but if the sound was off I'd think it was filmed in the US. It looks all wrong. But Gillian Anderson could be my therapist ANY time.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 13:44 
User avatar
Prince of Fops

Joined: 14th May, 2009
Posts: 3070
It's a really interesting aesthetic they've gone for. The whole show looks so vibrant. I read somewhere that Gillian Anderson said they did it so it would be more relatable to an American audience, which I can imagine there's some truth in.

And it only dawned on me the other night that the caravan park is meant to be analogous with the US teen drama trailer park (e.g. The OC), shorthand for a kid from the other side of the tracks.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 22:28 
User avatar
Prince of Fops

Joined: 14th May, 2009
Posts: 3070
Also, sex education stars vicky mcclure in a wheelchair.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 22:48 
User avatar
Decapodian

Joined: 15th Oct, 2010
Posts: 3901
Findus Fop wrote:
It's a really interesting aesthetic they've gone for. The whole show looks so vibrant. I read somewhere that Gillian Anderson said they did it so it would be more relatable to an American audience, which I can imagine there's some truth in.

And it only dawned on me the other night that the caravan park is meant to be analogous with the US teen drama trailer park (e.g. The OC), shorthand for a kid from the other side of the tracks.


It’s a lovely mix of 80s UK and US period details like the clothing and cars, just with mobile phones to help move certain plot points along.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 21:46 
User avatar

Joined: 12th Apr, 2008
Posts: 14916
Location: Oxford
BBC 2: Mary Beard's Shock of the Nude

Mary Beard's look at the role of the nude in western art. She's very fresh and engaging, and like all the best art shows leaves me with stuff to think about next time I'm in a gallery rather than giving a full set of answers. Taking it from the view of women and discussing the male gaze and questions of exploitation is refreshing too - I doubt Lord Clark would have approached the subject in the way Beard does.

ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
The non-western bit felt a little tacked on, and whilst the works shown were interesting, I don't think it's as simple as western culture being uniquely obsessed with women's naughty bits but no argument is really developed to match the claim made. But that's probably something for Civilisations 3 in the 2060s.


NB: Breaks the Craster Scale.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 14:02 
User avatar
Noob as of 6/8/10

Joined: 6th Aug, 2010
Posts: 3838
Location: , Location, Location.
Finished Sex Education now. Soon got addicted, so did two episodes per night until it was all done.

Couldn't help thinking that only a few years ago they'd have had to censor great chunks out of it or not show it at all.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 15:36 
User avatar
Prince of Fops

Joined: 14th May, 2009
Posts: 3070
Sex Education was triumphant. The Breakfast Club style episode had me shedding a tear when they got to the bus stop.

On a half related note, we watched Eighth Grade last night, which was utterly brilliant but profoundly distressing to watch. It brought teen anxiety home in an very real way. Perhaps its having a daughter, but found it a tough watch. Highly recommended though.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:51 
User avatar

Joined: 12th Apr, 2008
Posts: 14916
Location: Oxford
Kern wrote:


I watched the second part last night. Takes a very different approach to the first one by looking at alternatives to the traditional western nude and discussing why these have the power to shock in the way Venus de Milo doesn't. Recommended.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic  [ 1778 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 32, 33, 34, 35, 36

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Columbo, Vogons and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search within this thread:
You are using the 'Ted' forum. Bill doesn't really exist any more. Bogus!
Want to help out with the hosting / advertising costs? That's very nice of you.
Are you on a mobile phone? Try http://beex.co.uk/m/
RIP, Owen.

Powered by a very Grim... version of phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.