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Title: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Monday, September 5, 2011, 16:51:39
Seeing as there is a thread for films and music I thought I would start one for TV programs. Watched Appropriate Adult last night, about cromwell street. I'd forgotten how long ago that was! 2nd part next Sunday night.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: woolster on Monday, September 5, 2011, 17:58:13
Seeing as there is a thread for films and music I thought I would start one for TV programs. Watched Appropriate Adult last night, about cromwell street. I'd forgotten how long ago that was! 2nd part next Sunday night.
:hmmm:was it any good as i recorded it


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Monday, September 5, 2011, 18:13:46
Yes


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Monday, September 5, 2011, 18:24:07
I quite liked it... thought Dominic 'McNulty' West did a cracking rendition of Fred


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Monday, September 5, 2011, 19:56:55
Eugh he proper freaked me out, was good but fell asleep before the end, hopefully it will be repeated at some point this week?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DV Canio on Monday, September 5, 2011, 20:01:09
Just finished going through my Only Fools and Horses DVD collection.

30 years ago today the first episode aired I believe.

Still better than anything on the TV today


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Monday, September 5, 2011, 20:01:34
Plus why is this "red or black" crap on every night??
No friends for 26 days either :(


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, September 5, 2011, 20:04:03
Just started on S5 of The Wire.

Also going to start on Breaking Bad.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Monday, September 5, 2011, 20:07:35
3 episodes of Criminal Minds Season 5 left. Downloading season 6.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, September 5, 2011, 20:08:37
Have recently discovered 'The Big Bang theory' and am working my way through the back catalogue.

Bazinga!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Monday, September 5, 2011, 20:10:16
Have recently discovered 'The Big Bang theory' and am working my way through the back catalogue.

Bazinga!

The laughing track drives me insane.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: thedarkprince on Monday, September 5, 2011, 20:27:08
If you're into shows where a dog smokes weed, drinks beer, watches Matt Damon films and breaks into cars and houses then Wilfred is for you.

My favourite show of recent years.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: flammableBen on Monday, September 5, 2011, 21:13:23
If you're into shows where a dog smokes weed, drinks beer, watches Matt Damon films and breaks into cars and houses then Wilfred is for you.

My favourite show of recent years.
If you're into shows where a dog smokes weed, drinks beer, watches Matt Damon films and breaks into cars and houses then Wilfred is for you.

My favourite show of recent years.

Is it worth starting with the original Australian show, or is it best to go straight into the American version?

It's the same bloke as the dog in both isn't it?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Summerof69 on Monday, September 5, 2011, 21:24:10
Currently re-watching Spin City, which I just got series 1-4 from the US. On series 3.



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: yeo on Monday, September 5, 2011, 21:26:55
I like Coach Trip.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: yeo on Monday, September 5, 2011, 21:27:42
I thought The Hour was excellent,hope theres another series.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Monday, September 5, 2011, 21:29:01
Coach trip is immense
I've had no Jezza or This morning for 6 weeks so loving it this morning!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Monday, September 5, 2011, 21:45:19
Just watched the first Appropriate Adult. Thought it was superb, the voice acting and likenesses were chillingly spot on.

I spent the first 10 minutes wondering where i'd seen the girl playing the Appropriate Adult (Janet Leach?) before, and then it dawned on me, she looks exactly like Marcus Wareing (TV chef).


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: yeo on Monday, September 5, 2011, 21:47:05
Coach trip is immense
I've had no Jezza or This morning for 6 weeks so loving it this morning!

Its one of those worthy Jezzas tomorrow..boooo! they always suck


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Monday, September 5, 2011, 21:52:07
Just watched the first Appropriate Adult. Thought it was superb, the voice acting and likenesses were chillingly spot on.

I spent the first 10 minutes wondering where i'd seen the girl playing the Appropriate Adult (Janet Leach?) before, and then it dawned on me, she looks exactly like Marcus Wareing (TV chef).

i also watched Appropriate Adult this evening (thank you TEF for reminding me) and thought it was amazing. Reminded me of being a kid and my parents telling me about it as my dad worked in social services in gloucester at the time. I did think the side story of Janets husband was a bit strange but over all a chilling programme to watch


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Monday, September 5, 2011, 21:56:18
i seem to spend most of my time watching the history channel at the moment, they have some good programs on like pawn stars, american restoration, american pickers & swamp people


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Monday, September 5, 2011, 22:00:55
Its one of those worthy Jezzas tomorrow..boooo! they always suck

Really?? Oh I bloody hate those!! Makes him into even more of a patronising wanker!
More obese toothless oafs please Jezza! Give the weird hour workers what they want!!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: woolster on Monday, September 5, 2011, 22:07:16
a mate told me to watch a comedy called phone shop, anyone seen it


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Monday, September 5, 2011, 22:09:02
not seen it, but the adverts looked shite so didn't bother, let me know what it's like if you watch it.

Someone told me about Trollied also, watched a few, it's OK, not brilliant though.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, September 5, 2011, 22:14:49
Phone Shop was utter shite. Avoid.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, September 5, 2011, 22:24:25
The second series of Treme started last week, cracking episode.

I've started watching Snuff Box at work this week. Fucking weird. Matt Berry is awesome though.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Notts red on Monday, September 5, 2011, 23:13:42
Next Sunday night, " Drugs in football " programme advertised earlier but didn't catch what channel sure it starts at 9pm though.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: PocketScience on Monday, September 5, 2011, 23:26:23
Phone Shop was utter shite. Avoid.

I agree. Watched the first episode and it was a pile of wank, didn't bother watching any more to see if it improved


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 00:00:20
Phone Shop is possibly the worst comedy show ever made,

Just about on the same level as "Lee Nelsons well good show"
Which is utter utter shite.

I seriously think I could make a better show.


In terms of good shows I have only just discovered 2 and a half men which is brilliant..


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 09:09:26
I heart 2 & a half men! I got into it in Australia as there is literally nothing else on there!
It's kinda cheesy but funny - not sure how it's gonna work without Charlie Sheen though?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: larwood on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 09:33:59
BBC Four are showing The Killing again.

Great for me as i've started my maternity leave and so have masses of time to fill.Of course i know who the killer is so some of the tension is lost,but its still great tv.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 10:07:10
Coach trip is immense
I've had no Jezza or This morning for 6 weeks so loving it this morning!

We forgot to apply for Coach Trip!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 10:26:42
Oh yeah!!! Brendan would love us!

God I slagged off today's Jezza but it's a 9/11 one and actually very moving - they just showed the 9/11 tribute centre - I challenge anyone to go in there & not be moved   


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: donkey on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 16:55:53
I heart 2 & a half men! I got into it in Australia as there is literally nothing else on there!
It's kinda cheesy but funny - not sure how it's gonna work without Charlie Sheen though?

One and a half men?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 17:05:03
We forgot to apply for Coach Trip!

Just started to watch this now, is it a northern based show  :D


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 17:06:55
Oh dear  :suicide:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 18:48:37
BBC Four are showing The Killing again.

Great for me as i've started my maternity leave and so have masses of time to fill.Of course i know who the killer is so some of the tension is lost,but its still great tv.

Loving the US version on C4 at the moment, wish i had of known the original was being shown.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: thedarkprince on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 19:04:19
Is it worth starting with the original Australian show, or is it best to go straight into the American version?

It's the same bloke as the dog in both isn't it?

Yep, same bloke. I've only seen a couple of the Australian episodes but think the US one has the edge (surprisingly). Apparently it's all off the back of a short film so will dig that out at some point with the rest of the Oz shows.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: flammableBen on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 20:59:04
the great british bake off is the bestest thing ever.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 21:53:02
Have recently discovered 'The Big Bang theory' and am working my way through the back catalogue.

Bazinga!

Just finished this. New episodes of BBT and How I Met Your Mother soon.

I got to early season 4 of Battlestar Galactica and just gost tremendously fed up. Too much waffle about God and Religion, not enough 'preparing to jump' and cylons appearing out of nowhere and fracking everybody up.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 22:17:20
How I Met Your Mother is good.

Big Bang Theory started off good but got boring very quickly, nothing ever seems to happen, it's the same old shite every episode, it's about time they pulled the plug on it.

Never seen Two And A Half Men, is it any good?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 23:47:27
How I met your mother is in my opinion better than Friends, which seems to be the benchmark that all sitcoms are based..

2 and a half men, as I said about I have on recently discovered but I think its brilliant,

If you have Comedy central they seem to show it all the time..


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Simon Pieman on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 23:57:02
2 and a half men is alright to watch the odd time, but it's the same joke every single episode.

Plus it has that really annoying "meeeeeennnn" sound clip.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 00:15:54
Two and a Half Men is total gash. Awful.

Season 2 of Boardwalk Empire is on soon \o/


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: yeo on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 00:32:09
the great british bake off is the bestest thing ever.

agreed!



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 14:37:22
The Walking Dead was great the second series starts around Halloween in the US worth a download/watch. House is awesome, wonder how they are going to start this new series though. Bones will back on as well. I love the autumn all the good programs start again


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: flammableBen on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 14:40:17
Think House is going to be set nearly a year after the last series with House coming out of prison and Cuddy gone (the actress left).

Think will almost definitely be the last series, Hugh Laurie isn't contracted on for any more afterwards, and let's be honest; it's been gettnig a bit silly (but still awesome)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 14:45:38
It's a shame that cuddy won't be in House anymore I watched it mainly due to how House, Cuddy and Wilson interacted. Hopefully they end it this series. Otherwise it may become another lost


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 15:06:45
BBC Four are showing The Killing again.

Great for me as i've started my maternity leave and so have masses of time to fill.Of course i know who the killer is so some of the tension is lost,but its still great tv.

I watched that and it's definitely one of the best television series I've seen in a while.

I tried to watch the American one, but it didn't have the whole moody, dark, "Nordic Noir" feel that made The Killing so good. I actually thought after watching parts here and there that the characters were way less believable and it seemed to lack subtlety. It came across as less of an intelligent homage and more of a lazy copy.

Edit: Cuddy's gone from House?! I actually couldn't be bothered with this series, but with Thirteen leaving (I love her soooo much) Cuddy would be the only remaining sexual object. Boooo. 


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mrverve on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 15:43:51
The Soprano's. Excellent tv.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Kinky Tom on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 15:44:44
torchwood


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 15:53:41
The Wire. Pure brilliance.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mrverve on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 16:16:21
The Wire. Pure brilliance.

Heard it's one of those that once you watch one you want to watch all of them. Have to see it.

 


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bewster on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 17:24:16

Edit: Cuddy's gone from House?! I actually couldn't be bothered with this series, but with Thirteen leaving (I love her soooo much) Cuddy would be the only remaining sexual object. Boooo. 

Yeah but this is House, there must be some more flange coming in from somewhere - Masters, 13, Cameron, even Stacey - there is a track record.

Personally I thought the last series was the worst whereas the previsous one when he was in the nut house was amazing.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: flammableBen on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 17:26:36


Edit: Cuddy's gone from House?! I actually couldn't be bothered with this series, but with Thirteen leaving (I love her soooo much) Cuddy would be the only remaining sexual object. Boooo. 

Thirteen is still in it, but not for the full series. In and out like last series I think.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 19:47:23
Thirteen is still in it, but not for the full series. In and out like last series I think.

Boo, I assumed she'd completely left, as I thought she disappeared during the series where he was mental(er). In that case they should state at the start of each episode if it has thirteen in it, then I can drool my way through it if she is. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
[url width=400 height=591]http://i55.tinypic.com/fuo09f.jpg[/url]


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 20:29:48
Heard it's one of those that once you watch one you want to watch all of them. Have to see it.

 

A lot of people seem to love it, but I watched the first couple and found it kinda boring so didn't bother with the rest.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 20:30:29
Recently started watching Scrubs, I like it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 20:32:21
A lot of people seem to love it, but I watched the first couple and found it kinda boring so didn't bother with the rest.

Yeah, i found it similar. But if you grind through the first 4 or 5 episodes you really get into it (and get used to the accents/way of talking of the drugs gangs), as well as understanding the characters and their relationships. It's worth the effort...


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 20:37:06
I think i've still series one knocking around somewhere, might give it another go.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 20:45:33
I've just bought series 1 of The Wire as always meant to watch it. I think Scrubs is one of the best shows ever made. And I really do think that. I originally hated it and my ex-flatmate used to insist on watching it every night. I inevitably watched some and began to realise it's superb. He also got me into Family Guy and anal.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 20:56:44
The Wire is actually better than anal, Barry.

The Wire is the best thing ever.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Simon Pieman on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 21:11:49
Yeah, i found it similar. But if you grind through the first 4 or 5 episodes you really get into it (and get used to the accents/way of talking of the drugs gangs), as well as understanding the characters and their relationships. It's worth the effort...

This is a fair assessment. By half way through series 1 I was engrossed


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 21:24:37
Two & a Half men is coming back at the end of the month with Ashton Kutcher being the new main man.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Processed Beats on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 22:02:58
torchwood

Struggled with this series so far.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 22:34:10
Struggled with this series so far.

Me too. Children of Earth was pretty much perfect for the last 3 episodes.

But this time its sold its sole to the devil (well American money). Its a good idea, but its utter tripe, over Americanised and stupidly slowly paced. In short either CoE was a fluke, or they really cocked it up. But I have to watch now as its so close to the end.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Processed Beats on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 22:45:54
Me too. Children of Earth was pretty much perfect for the last 3 episodes.

But this time its sold its sole to the devil (well American money). Its a good idea, but its utter tripe, over Americanised and stupidly slowly paced. In short either CoE was a fluke, or they really cocked it up. But I have to watch now as its so close to the end.

Perfectly put. I too am gonna see it out because I've come this far (aware how gay that sounds) but this series has been very underwhelming and disappointing to say the least. Also, far too much gay sex for my liking!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 22:49:27
I'm watching Man V Food. I'm hungry now.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Coca Fola on Thursday, September 8, 2011, 00:27:25
I'm watching the man who lost his face. I'm not very hungry truth be told.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Thursday, September 8, 2011, 00:36:39
I'm watching time team, I'm hoping they'll find poxfords missing stand.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: flammableBen on Thursday, September 8, 2011, 01:10:49
Boo, I assumed she'd completely left, as I thought she disappeared during the series where he was mental(er). In that case they should state at the start of each episode if it has thirteen in it, then I can drool my way through it if she is. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

[url width=400 height=591]http://i55.tinypic.com/fuo09f.jpg[/url]

Fucking hell, I'm pretty sure you could have found a better picture.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: london_red on Thursday, September 8, 2011, 09:31:41
The Wire is actually better than anal, Barry.

The Wire is the best thing ever.

Big fan of the Wire and most of the HBO dramas are pretty good - the latest one, Game of Thrones definitely worth a watch.

At the other end of the spectrum, Dealiest Warrior on Bravo was amazing for completely different reasons.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: tans on Thursday, September 8, 2011, 10:54:25
I'm watching Man V Food. I'm hungry now.

Best program ever.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: stfcinbmth on Thursday, September 8, 2011, 20:48:43
Grand Designs back next Wednesday on C4. Love it, if only I had a few bob


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Thursday, September 8, 2011, 21:02:31
Grand Designs back next Wednesday on C4. Love it, if only I had a few bob

I saw that earlier. I love that program. Talking of a few bob though, one of the things I really love about the show is that it sometimes illustrates how much bang you can really get for your buck. There's been some stunning houses built for amounts far below what their looks seem to portray.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, September 8, 2011, 21:06:48
I love that show. I spend far too much time watching More4.

Me and the missus plan on doing our own grand design one day. Mortgage will be paid off before we're both 40, so a self build purely from cash is the ultimate dream.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: stfcinbmth on Thursday, September 8, 2011, 21:16:07
Most of the initial cost comes from the purchase of the plot it's self. It's a great idea in theory tho, design and build your own house. Kevin McCloud is one of the most enthusiastic and interesting presenters ever. Must admit I'm a sucker for property shows, don't know why, guess I just like certain types of architecture, love anything Deco. Location, Location, Location, Place in the Sun, love anything like that.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Thursday, September 8, 2011, 21:53:52
if anyone has sky, i implore you to turn over to channel 826 right now.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Thursday, September 8, 2011, 21:59:12
if anyone has sky, i implore you to turn over to channel 826 right now.

A one man Buddhist on a crusade. A crusade to cycle. If only it was in HD.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Friday, September 9, 2011, 07:46:53
That's a quality dream Sam.

Kevin McCloud is one of the most enthusiastic and interesting presenters ever.

I love the summaries he gives at the end. The bloke is superb. I love the way he's completely natural and is both candid and very knowledgeable. I'm not sure I could watch it without him presenting it. But then I've also watched a couple of the Grand Designs Australia and it's no less enjoyable.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: stfcinbmth on Friday, September 9, 2011, 08:42:36
That's a quality dream Sam.



Quite agree. Any thoughts on the design Sam? Let's hear your ideas


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, September 9, 2011, 08:49:28
We've not thought about it in too much detail, the dream's 15 years away yet!

I want something with amazing views. Being perched on the side of a hill would be good. Then have floor to ceiling windows all round. Have you seen the one where the couple buy a derelict castle and build it back up again? They had an amazing roof terrace with big glass windows into the bedroom. That would be ideal.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Friday, September 9, 2011, 12:51:02
We've not thought about it in too much detail, the dream's 15 years away yet!

I want something with amazing views. Being perched on the side of a hill would be good. Then have floor to ceiling windows all round. Have you seen the one where the couple buy a derelict castle and build it back up again? They had an amazing roof terrace with big glass windows into the bedroom. That would be ideal.

What about that Belfast monster? That was quite incredible. Slightly on the fucking huge size and in some respects a bit vulgar, but it remains one of my favourite Grand Designs mainly for the bargain price (when looking at the price relative to the home!) of about £300k by recollection.

http://www.thomasoharearchitects.com/TOHAwebsite080410/Private%20Res%20blog/5D33557E-4209-42F2-94AC-B8D26AEF5A0E.html

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/grand-designs/4od#2921789


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Friday, September 9, 2011, 12:54:57
The Walking Dead is back on soon :D


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, September 9, 2011, 13:05:09
No, although that one is kind of what I'm planning on Barry.

I found the one I meant: http://www.channel4.com/4homes/on-tv/grand-designs/episode-guides/yorkshire-the-14th-century-castle-08-06-02/display/subpage/2

I love the way the attic room opens onto the roof terrace. Not so keen on the rest of the house though.

If I had millions, my ultimate house would be Tony Stark's cliff top mansion in Iron Man.



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Kinky Tom on Friday, September 9, 2011, 13:18:42
a mate of mine was the architect on this one:

http://www.channel4.com/4homes/on-tv/grand-designs/episode-guides/london-the-glass-and-timber-house-08-05-30


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: flammableBen on Friday, September 9, 2011, 14:19:39
McCloud doesn't half waffle shit. "The way the younger additions seem to naturally slot on to the older exterior has given a lease of life to the dilapidated shell. The ancient crumbling brickwork has a look of fresh excitement, without hiding the true age of the features".

That might be true Kevin, but are describing a house or an OAP who has got three wrinkly digits knuckle deep in a 15 year old?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: flammableBen on Friday, September 9, 2011, 14:22:30
I fucking hate the cunt.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Kinky Tom on Saturday, September 10, 2011, 10:18:24
just started watching the original series of The Prisoner - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061287/

brilliantly funny


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Saturday, September 10, 2011, 10:55:59
Fucking hell, I'm pretty sure you could have found a better picture.

:-[

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Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: phelpsieboy on Saturday, September 10, 2011, 11:46:47
Now thats better  ;D


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Saxondale on Saturday, September 10, 2011, 14:06:34
just started watching the original series of The Prisoner - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061287/

brilliantly funny

I went to Portmeirion where its filmed the other week whilst visiting the late 1950's (north wales).  Interesting place.  One mans strange vision of something to do with his life.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Doore on Saturday, September 10, 2011, 15:15:36
I went to Portmeirion where its filmed the other week whilst visiting the late 1950's (north wales).  Interesting place.  One mans strange vision of something to do with his life.

I've been there too.  Very strange place, but rather beautiful in its own unique way.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Monday, September 12, 2011, 00:05:29
Saw part 2 of appropriate adult tonight, some good performances.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, September 12, 2011, 06:47:28
Dispatches are doing a drugs in football feature on their program tonight. Hopefully a bit better than the Alex Ferguson/shady people investing in football thing a few months back.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, September 12, 2011, 09:24:02
Finished S5 of The Wire last night.

I don't know what I'm going to do with myself now I've got no more to watch.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, September 12, 2011, 09:37:31
You can find The Corner, which the blokey did before making The Wire. Lots of regular cast members doing main character or one scene roles.



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, September 12, 2011, 14:09:38
or move onto Treme...

I watched the first series of 15 Storeys High last night, Sean Lock is fucking brilliant. I've also started on series 1 of Big Train, which despite having a cast containing Simon Pegg, Mark Heap and Kevin Eldon, I just don't find it that funny...


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, September 12, 2011, 14:28:27
or move onto Treme...

I've started to watch that and can't quite get into it at the moment. Only about 3 episodes in at the moment though, so probably worth perservering with a little bit more.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Coca Fola on Monday, September 12, 2011, 15:04:15
An Idiot Abroad is back soon. Can't wait!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Langers on Monday, September 12, 2011, 15:56:27
An Idiot Abroad is back soon. Can't wait!

Saw the advert for that the other day, if it's as good as the first one, it will be great.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Monday, September 12, 2011, 16:41:02
or move onto Treme...

I watched the first series of 15 Storeys High last night, Sean Lock is fucking brilliant. I've also started on series 1 of Big Train, which despite having a cast containing Simon Pegg, Mark Heap and Kevin Eldon, I just don't find it that funny...

Big Train is the best sketch show ever. Stick with it, it gets better and better.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Monday, September 12, 2011, 17:33:33
I watched the first series of 15 Storeys High last night, Sean Lock is fucking brilliant.

Sean Lock is the man, he's second only to Jim Jefferies/Jeffries in my opinion. I've been meaning to buy 15 Storeys High for quite a while, I really should do it! The show is apparently co-written by Mark Lamarr (under a pseudonym).

Hilarious Sean Lock clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5b2br7vvBU



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Monday, September 12, 2011, 17:40:16
Anyone else watching the new series of Curb Your Enthusiasm? Used to be one of the best things on tv but it's going downhill rapidly. He's just getting up to crazier and crazier shit which is even more unbelievable and far too predictable.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Saturday, September 17, 2011, 11:31:02
Season 7 of Its always sunny in philladelphia has started airing in the US


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, September 17, 2011, 11:45:22
Season 7 of Its always sunny in philladelphia has started airing in the US

Good man.

Rob McElhenney put on all that weight just because he thought it would be funny and then had to lose it throughout the season.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Saturday, September 17, 2011, 11:48:28
Haha, yeah I saw that. He is fucking huge.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Saturday, September 17, 2011, 11:55:17
An Idiot Abroad is back soon. Can't wait!
Starts this friday on sky one.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 08:23:28
Watched the last three episodes of Wilfred, it's fucked up but very funny.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: herthab on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 08:45:19
Horrible Histories is without doubt the best programme on the television.

Anyone who disagrees is wrong.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 09:25:15
Not seen that Herthab, what channel/time is it on?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 09:38:46
Kid's TV isn't it?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Saxondale on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 10:23:04
Not seen that Herthab, what channel/time is it on?

Cbbc.  Fucking constantly.  Mind you their historical masterchef chef did make me chuckle.  Especially the Gregg Wallace impression.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bewster on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 10:32:45
Horrible Histories is without doubt the best programme on the television.

Anyone who disagrees is wrong.

Totally agree. A lady who works for me , her nephew is in them, along with the O2 advert and Peep Show. So I have to watch them - good viewing.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Saxondale on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 11:18:05
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-E6geGtlfc&feature=related



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: herthab on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 11:29:29
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUBPqCa-tiE&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51aHb_U8Zr0



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: PocketScience on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 11:33:59
'Fresh Meat' starts tonight:

"Comedy drama series from the creators of Peep Show about the hilarious, and often painful, truths of being a student" http://www.channel4.com/programmes/fresh-meat/video/series-1/episode-1/s1-ep1-gents-club

It has potential judging from the clip so will give it a go


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Kinky Tom on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 11:42:23
yeah, fresh meat looks worth a go

also the fades starts on bbc3 tonight so will give that a go too


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: oxford_fan on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 20:03:44
I've got Fresh Meat set to record.

Re-watched The Shadow Line at the weekend, still brilliant.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 20:16:11
Misfits: Vegas Baby is on the E4 website for those of you who enjoyed the series!

FX is also re-running the first series of The Walking Dead in the build up to series 2. Which according to test screenings is vomit inducingly gory.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jb on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 20:32:34
Misfits: Vegas Baby is on the E4 website for those of you who enjoyed the series!

FX is also re-running the first series of The Walking Dead in the build up to series 2. Which according to test screenings is vomit inducingly gory.

Niiice, when's it due to start? Is it October time?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 20:36:58
Niiice, when's it due to start? Is it October time?

October 16th :D


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: TheMajorSTFC on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 22:24:54
It has to be Only fools and horses for me!...i have seen most episodes more times than ive had hot dinners but they never get old!

On every night at the moment on GOLD as its the 30 year anniversary since it began!

Classic...RIP John Sullivan

Maj


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: phelpsieboy on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 22:54:56
I quite enjoyed Fresh Meat, has a lot of potential and Jack Whitehall and Joe Thomas played their parts brilliantly


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 23:15:15
The Wrong Door, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and Snuff Box are all good but slightly unknown comedies.

'Strutter' is the one I'd really reccommend though. Holds the world record for most swear words in a TV program. Hard to find though as it was on shitty MTV.



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 23:42:05
The Wrong Door, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and Snuff Box are all good but slightly unknown comedies.

'Strutter' is the one I'd really reccommend though. Holds the world record for most swear words in a TV program. Hard to find though as it was on shitty MTV.



I ruddy love that show


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Thursday, September 22, 2011, 01:21:33
Just watched "Fresh meat" after reading about it on here,
Fucking brilliant.

Thanks to whoever mentioned it!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Thursday, September 22, 2011, 09:27:53
Thought Fresh Meat was trying a bit too hard to be like the Inbetweeners. Not a bad thing if you pull it off, but they didn't yet. Maybe it will improve as the characters become more familiar.

Also slightly disappointed with The Fades. Didn't grab me as much as this type of show normally does. Can't quite put my finger on why. Still, again early days, I think it could be good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: phelpsieboy on Thursday, September 22, 2011, 09:28:13
Just watched "Fresh meat" after reading about it on here,
Fucking brilliant.

Thanks to whoever mentioned it!
Jack Whitehalls character cracked me up every bloody time :D


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Thursday, September 22, 2011, 09:51:57
I thought fresh meat was a bit rubbish


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: PocketScience on Thursday, September 22, 2011, 10:10:16
I thought Fresh Meat was pretty good, it is definitely watchable but there wasn't a lot of real laugh out loud moments for me. I will watch it again though


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: oxford_fan on Thursday, September 22, 2011, 12:48:14
The Wrong Door, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and Snuff Box are all good but slightly unknown comedies.


Also add Nathan Barley and 15 Storeys High.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: phelpsieboy on Thursday, September 22, 2011, 14:29:27
Blue Mountain State is one of my favourites, just started season 3. Never fails to make me laugh.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Saturday, September 24, 2011, 10:11:48
Planet Dinosaur - simply stunning.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: woolster on Saturday, October 15, 2011, 21:58:06
recorded the hunt for tony blair last night, is it any good :hmmm:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Simon Pieman on Saturday, October 15, 2011, 22:08:52
Dunno, watch it and find out


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: woolster on Saturday, October 15, 2011, 22:18:16
Dunno, watch it and find out
oooooooooooooooooohhhh, only asking


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Sunday, October 16, 2011, 09:45:06
Walking Dead series 2 starts in the U.S tonight. Friday for us on FX.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: leefer on Sunday, October 16, 2011, 11:29:40
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox2YYtD2emk

This starts again thursday,dont know if it will be tosh or good........have to watch it and find out.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Sunday, October 16, 2011, 13:25:33
fresh meat is ok, worth a watch. Looking forward to the walking dead. Currently watching season 7 of Criminal Minds, Season 2 of boardwalk empire and season 8 of Greys anatomy


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, October 16, 2011, 13:40:57
recorded the hunt for tony blair last night, is it any good :hmmm:
yarp. I enjoyed it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Sunday, October 16, 2011, 13:42:23
I'm enjoying The Fades, Strikeback: Project Dawn and my guilty pleasure Warehouse 13.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Sunday, October 16, 2011, 13:44:16
The new series of it's always sunny in philadelphia is possibly the greatest ever


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Sunday, October 16, 2011, 15:02:13
I'm enjoying The Fades, Strikeback: Project Dawn and my guilty pleasure Warehouse 13.

The first Strikeback series was a bit rubbish (I don't know how they managed to move away from the book so much, when there was no need for it), so I gave the second a miss. Seems I was too quick to judge.

I watched the first season of Warehouse 13 and quietly enjoyed it. I did like the cop bird though, so that makes it easier! It was like the first season of Leverage, in that I wasn't sure why I watched it, but strangely found myself drawn to it - it was utter rubbish though. :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Sunday, October 16, 2011, 15:52:21
The first Strikeback series was a bit rubbish (I don't know how they managed to move away from the book so much, when there was no need for it), so I gave the second a miss. Seems I was too quick to judge.

I find it unrealistic nonsense, but its good fun. A bit like Spooks used to be. But I also liked the first series - they kind of sexed this one up in comparison but I'm guessing you may not like it still.

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I watched the first season of Warehouse 13 and quietly enjoyed it. I did like the cop bird though, so that makes it easier! It was like the first season of Leverage, in that I wasn't sure why I watched it, but strangely found myself drawn to it - it was utter rubbish though. :)

Its still is utter rubbish, but I can't help myself. Its really a family show but I'm the only one who watches it in our family. And the cop bird, mmmmmmmmmm (in a good way)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Sunday, October 16, 2011, 18:03:20
I find it unrealistic nonsense, but its good fun. A bit like Spooks used to be. But I also liked the first series - they kind of sexed this one up in comparison but I'm guessing you may not like it still.

Its still is utter rubbish, but I can't help myself. Its really a family show but I'm the only one who watches it in our family. And the cop bird, mmmmmmmmmm (in a good way)

We're on the same page then! She's got something about her!

Re: Strikeback. To be honest, I think having read the book the first series was based on might have ruined it. As we all know, most books tend to be better than the film (series in this case). Unfortunately they made a series based in one of his worst books and then changed one of the better parts of the story for no obvious reason. Watchman would've made a good series.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 07:24:27
Guilty pleasures again, I watch Destination Truth quite often. And not when it's on, but on Sky+... That's brainless tripe fo sho.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DA15red on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 18:12:34
Don't know how I missed it first time around but watching the Sopranos on Sky Atlantic and loving it. Up to the end of series 3 and may buy boxsets for 4 onwards as waiting for each new episode on a Wednesday takes ages. Didn't watch it originally as I figured it would be like A team with noone getting whacked etc. but its pretty full on to be fair. Probably a few other US shows I have dodged that are worth a go.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: herthab on Thursday, October 20, 2011, 07:26:28
Don't know how I missed it first time around but watching the Sopranos on Sky Atlantic and loving it. Up to the end of series 3 and may buy boxsets for 4 onwards as waiting for each new episode on a Wednesday takes ages. Didn't watch it originally as I figured it would be like A team with noone getting whacked etc. but its pretty full on to be fair. Probably a few other US shows I have dodged that are worth a go.

The Sopranos is fantastic tv, watched them all originally and watching them all again on Sky. The only disappointment for me was the final ever episode, which seemed a massive anti-climax.

The only other series I make sure I record at the moment is Boardwalk Empire, also on Sky Atlantic, another great US export.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: A Gent Orange on Thursday, October 20, 2011, 10:56:31
The Sopranos is stunning but I do think it sags in the middle. Two of the season mirror each other too closely in terms of the main threat - Ritchie and Ralphie is it? And Tony's horse. They felt like what they were, extra seasons bolted onto the three-part narrative to satisfy the networks and Chase's wallet. I liked the ending though. It had to be ambivalent, or Scarface.

On balance it has dated and looks very soapy next to The Wire.

I'm also going to mention Homicide: Life on the Street which also looks pretty safe now but gave us David Simon and lots of the things The Wire would build on - naturalistic dialogue, wobbly cam, and genuinely morally ambivalent cops and robbers.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Thursday, October 27, 2011, 21:49:42
currently watching world's strictest parents on bbc 3 at the minute and its really funny watching all these stroppy teens getting their asses kicked.

on another note just finished the three series of the inbetweeners and must say it's one of the funniest programmes ever.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Thursday, October 27, 2011, 22:09:33
Waslking Dead has had a 3rd series commissioned!!!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Langers on Monday, October 31, 2011, 16:09:06
New series of misfits started last night, got it recored, looking forward to wathcing it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Monday, October 31, 2011, 20:00:19
Top Boy starts tonight at 10 on channel 4, it looks quite good,


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, October 31, 2011, 20:20:39
Top Boy starts tonight at 10 on channel 4, it looks quite good,

Cheers, Sky+'d the series.

Bank holiday here tomorrow so will watch it then as probably pubbing it tonight!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Monday, October 31, 2011, 20:23:55
All Saints Day?

Europe sure loved that girlband  8)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, October 31, 2011, 20:51:17
All Saints Day?

Europe sure loved that girlband  8)

Apparently it is! :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: PocketScience on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 23:57:44
Top Boy starts tonight at 10 on channel 4, it looks quite good,

Was good I thought! Will watch again anyway.

The new Louis Theroux thing on Sunday night was quite good too


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: flammableBen on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 00:00:13
Horrible Histories is without doubt the best programme on the television.

Anyone who disagrees is wrong.

The league of gentleman pepople are doing a few sketches for it next series. Good times.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: yeo on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 00:11:37
Was there a psychoville halloween special last night and was it a new one or a repeat?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: flammableBen on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 00:40:29
Was there a psychoville halloween special last night and was it a new one or a repeat?

think it was last year's repeat, but not sure.

night y'all.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 00:43:20
Top Boy starts tonight at 10 on channel 4, it looks quite good,

Thanks for the heads up. Enjoying this.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 17:26:05
Any news on when the last series of the IT Crowd will be out (or indeed if they have started on it yet)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Baggins on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 14:56:39
I've begun to quite enjoy The Big Bang theory.

Best comedy of the past twenty years goes to Gavin & Stacey though.  It really is wonderful.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 15:49:29
Best comedy of the past twenty years goes to Gavin & Stacey though.  It really is wonderful.

Please be kidding.
It wasn't bad, but the best comedy of the past 20 years? Get a grip.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Baggins on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 16:00:43
Please be kidding.
It wasn't bad, but the best comedy of the past 20 years? Get a grip.

Not kidding.  I love it.  It bridges the gap between making me laugh out loud and making me genuinely fond of the characters. 

I have a grip - its clearly a different grip to yours.  Each to their own and all that.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 16:04:24
Indeed, everyone has different tastes.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed Gavin & Stacey, but I don't think it would be in my top 10 or even 20 comedies from the past 20 years.
But that's just me.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 16:38:24
Indeed, everyone has different tastes.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed Gavin & Stacey, but I don't think it would be in my top 10 or even 20 comedies from the past 20 years.
But that's just me.

You love My Family don't you?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 16:41:11
You love My Family don't you?

That's my number one, it's excellent.
That and 2 Packets of Crisps & a Pint of Lager and Gimme Gimme Gimme.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Baggins on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 16:42:14
Indeed, everyone has different tastes.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed Gavin & Stacey, but I don't think it would be in my top 10 or even 20 comedies from the past 20 years.
But that's just me.

Indeed they do.  I can't even really tell you why I love Gavin & Stacey so much - I just do.  For the record, my other favourites of the last 20 years are probably Men Behaving Badly, Peep Show, The Inbetweeners, Frasier and Scrubs (I watch a lot of TV).

They all, however, pale into insignificance when compared with Blackadder.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 16:47:21
Mine would include Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Office, Extras, Phoenix Nights....

Blackadder was indeed brilliant, as was Fawlty Towers and Rising Damp.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 16:50:13
your missing a key ingredient.......Partridge


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 16:51:32
your missing a key ingredient.......Partridge

Aha! So I am.

As much as I loved I'm Alan Partridge, I preferred Knowing Me, Knowing You. That was just ace.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 16:59:06
other comedy gold; Archer and the IT Crowd


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 17:14:58
Spaced.

Close thread.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: PocketScience on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 17:42:14
l would go as far as saying Peep Show is the best comedy ever! Brilliant programme.

I didn't think Gavin & Stacey was that funny really, it was watchable and I enjoyed it but there wasn't a lot of real 'laugh out loud' moments for me


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 17:44:00
The Day Today.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 17:44:21
Spaced was awesome, as was Jam and Big Train. I can't fucking stand Father Ted or Blackadder, but I am aware that puts me very much in the minority.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 17:44:38
Oh and Gavin and Stacey is wank.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 17:52:33
I loved I'm Alan Partridge. I just find it such a brilliantly amusing character.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: matt_jada on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 18:12:50
My top 10 british comedy:

Only Fools & horses
Gavin & Stacy
Fawlty Towers
The inbetweeners
The office
Extras
peep show
the royle family
one foot in the grave
thin blue line

Others i enjoyed over the year's:

Father ted
vic of dibley
bird's of a feather  :-[
2point4children
brittas empire
goodnight sweetheart
men behaving badly
blackadder
red dwarf

I noticed "Life's too short" starts next thursday which looks interesting

Also loving An idiot abroad @ the moment, Karl is a legend, although he seems a tad scripted these day's compared to his earlier on xfm.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Saxondale on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 18:43:47
The thick of it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 20:17:34
We just got a mention on the Stoke match on ESPN. Commentator stated that x number of years ago Stoke were playing Swindon in the 3rd tier of English football.

He then kind of backtracked and said that there was nothing intrisically wrong with Swindon, or indeed the County Ground.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Baggins on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 20:23:48
We just got a mention on the Stoke match on ESPN. Commentator stated that x number of years ago Stoke were playing Swindon in the 3rd tier of English football.

He then kind of backtracked and said that there was nothing intrisically wrong with Swindon, or indeed the County Ground.

Don't take it the wrong way - its nice to know that some people in TV remember us being in the third tier...


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bewster on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 20:35:43
Anybody caught any of Dynamo, Magician Impossible ??

I'm not really into magic but have caught a bit of this recently and thought he was pretty impressive. Kind of a David Blaine from Bradford and not such a leon.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 20:42:47
Anybody caught any of Dynamo, Magician Impossible ??

I'm not really into magic but have caught a bit of this recently and thought he was pretty impressive. Kind of a David Blaine from Bradford and not such a leon.

He was mentioned favourably a fair few times when his series was on a few months ago. I keep missing it though.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Langers on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 20:43:03
Anybody caught any of Dynamo, Magician Impossible ??

I'm not really into magic but have caught a bit of this recently and thought he was pretty impressive. Kind of a David Blaine from Bradford and not such a leon.

Yeh, he is very good. Would love to know how he does some the stuff.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Summerof69 on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 20:56:54
I've begun to quite enjoy The Big Bang theory.

Best comedy of the past twenty years goes to Gavin & Stacey though.  It really is wonderful.

Big Bag Theory is much better. New series starts tonight on E4 at 8.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bewster on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 21:28:20
Yeh, he is very good. Would love to know how he does some the stuff.

Its the mobile phone in a bottle that gets me. Some people on line reckon its all camera trickery, can't see it myself.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Langers on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 21:35:09
Its the mobile phone in a bottle that gets me. Some people on line reckon its all camera trickery, can't see it myself.

And the one where he goes through the glass, got to be some sort of camera trick, but then the people there are always shocked as well, unless that is all set up too, which seems very unlickly.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bewster on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 21:41:23
And the one where he goes through the glass, got to be some sort of camera trick, but then the people there are always shocked as well, unless that is all set up too, which seems very unlickly.

My thinking exactly. Have you seen the one where he catches cigar smoke in his hand and makes it go through a coaster into a glass? Even with some sort of trickery its quite amazing.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Langers on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 22:00:17
Agree, really quite impressive stuff!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 22:12:52
You know that magic is exactly that - trickery. Right?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bewster on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 22:16:24
You know that magic is exactly that - trickery. Right?

Fuck - you mean its not real ???????

Read the previous post when i refer to camera trickery  ;D


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 22:37:58
You know that magic is exactly that - trickery. Right?

Illusions. A trick is something a whore does for money


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 22:50:41
Frozen Planet has been ace so far.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: nevillew on Friday, November 4, 2011, 09:16:36
Frozen Planet has been ice so far.

Corrected for you Ginginho.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Friday, November 4, 2011, 09:52:16
Thank you, Nev.

Although "Frozen Planet has been cool so far" may have been more apt.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Nick Bamosomi on Friday, November 4, 2011, 13:16:26
Anyone watch Life in a Day last night?
I quite enjoyed it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Friday, November 4, 2011, 13:31:54
I finally got around to watching some of that Dynamo matey. Fucking hell - absolutely mind boggling.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Notts red on Friday, November 4, 2011, 13:33:48
Life in a day was very random but some interesting stuff, I enjoyed it too.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bewster on Friday, November 4, 2011, 15:05:36
I finally got around to watching some of that Dynamo matey. Fucking hell - absolutely mind boggling.

Its quite good I isn't it ?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Friday, November 4, 2011, 17:01:22
Yeh, he is very good. Would love to know how he does some the stuff.

I honestly think its better not knowing.

Take for example seeing Derren Brown spin 10 heads of a coin in a row. That was impressive. Then when he said it took him 9 hours to achieve, not so impressive.

Or when Blaine (I think) got a member of the public to pick a playing card, and he threw it so that it "passed through glass" and it stuck to the inside of a shop window. Impressive. Until you know it was as simple as having an accomplice working on the inside of the shop who stuck it up during a distraction.

It would be the same knowing how Dynamo does what he does. Could you or I pull it off, probably not as its highly skilled :) The guy is genius.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Friday, November 4, 2011, 22:07:15
I've been watching the first season of CSI Miami.

Is the bad over acting, the non stop cliche lines and unrealistic stories deliberate?

Is that what makes it so popular? Are the other CSI shows the same?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: stfcinbmth on Friday, November 4, 2011, 22:57:17
I've been watching the first season of CSI Miami.

Is the bad over acting, the non stop cliche lines and unrealistic stories deliberate?

Is that what makes it so popular? Are the other CSI shows the same?

Love CSI, but don't tend to analyse it too much, just take it for what it is, light hearted entertainment that passes the time if your chilling out. It's not meant to be real


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Friday, November 4, 2011, 23:08:13
I've been watching the first season of CSI Miami.

Is the bad over acting, the non stop cliche lines and unrealistic stories deliberate?

Is that what makes it so popular? Are the other CSI shows the same?

I agree with stfcinbmth. It's so cunty. I watch it all the time though. I love Horatio's cheesey one liners and the fact they explain everything to each other in ways that would never happen between knowledgable professionals.

I used to love Calleigh Duquesne, until she started to look plastic. Now Natalia Boa Vista is where it's at.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: stfcinbmth on Saturday, November 5, 2011, 20:35:41
Now Natalia Boa Vista is where it's at.

Oh yes please


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: stfcinbmth on Saturday, November 5, 2011, 20:40:43
Two UK shows I do make an effort to watch are Downton Abbey and Doc Martin. Doc Martin is ace, besides Caroline Catz is in it  :wink:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 14:02:40
Not that I watch it or it's of any interest to anyone but Willie Carson is on I'm a Celebrity...

http://uk.tv.yahoo.com/photos/meet-the-i-m-a-celebrity-2011-contestants-1320855554-slideshow/#crsl=%252Fphotos%252Fmeet-the-i-m-a-celebrity-2011-contestants-1320855554-slideshow%252Fi-m-a-celeb-photo-1320853934.html


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Dozno9 on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 17:35:22
Ross Kemp is back in Afganistan on Monday Sky 1, 9pm. Loved the first two series and makes me feel lucky to do the job I do, even when I think it's a bit shit.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Iffy's Onion Bhaji on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 19:14:01
Fresh Meat was quite funny last night. Probably the best one yet actually. Jack Whitehall cracks me up in that programme.

Ricky Gervais' new show starts tonight. Not sure what that will be like but i'm going to give it a go.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 19:15:41
Fresh Meat was quite funny last night. Probably the best one yet actually. Jack Whitehall cracks me up in that programme.

I am loathe to say I actually find him pretty funny in that show too.



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Simon Pieman on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 19:25:42
Fresh Meat has definitely got a lot better after a slow start, I've really enjoyed the last few episodes and i thought the first couple were really cack.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bosey on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 19:28:35
Fresh Meat has definitely got a lot better after a slow start, I've really enjoyed the last few episodes and i thought the first couple were really cack.

Really? I thought the first 2 were wank and stopped there. Might give it another chance, will i need to catch up to understand the plots?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Simon Pieman on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 19:33:34
You'd probably be better off doing that. The main negative with the show is that an hour seems quite long to build up to the amusing conclusion.

One show I've not caught as often as I'd have liked is Him & Her over on BBC 3.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bosey on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 19:37:57
I would recommend Archer. An animated series with a retarded MI5 spy. I watched a few online and was in stitches, then a year later it appeared on Channel 5, or 5 USA, one of the "5" channels on sky... If you like Family Guy, American Dad etc then this is for you.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1486217/


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 23:07:17
Ricky Gervais' new show starts tonight. Not sure what that will be like but i'm going to give it a go.

That was complete and utter shit.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: thedarkprince on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 23:14:02
To be honest, I don't like most of Merchant & Gervais' stuff as I find it too cringe-worthy. Some episodes of Extras (series 1) and the Office were good but far too many were completely crap to warrant the arse-licking from the media that these two get. 


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Simon Pieman on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 23:14:22
Was a bit weird watching someone do what felt like a Ricky Gervais impression.

The Liam Neeson scene was bloody brilliant though.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 23:21:43
The Liam Neeson scene was bloody brilliant though.

Pretty much sums Gervais up - living off of famous celebrities who are falling over themselves to be associated with him.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Paolo69 on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 23:26:54
Thought it was half decent myself. Amusing in places without being brilliant but may be a grower. The Liam Neeson scene was definitely the highlight though admittedly.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Friday, November 11, 2011, 00:55:49
Been catching up with the jury tonight,  enjoying it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bennett on Friday, November 11, 2011, 08:16:42
how can two dwarves, one "blacked up" singing ebony and ivory not make you smile?!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bewster on Friday, November 11, 2011, 22:34:14
Anyone else watching "The Ice Road Truckers Deadliest Roads" ??  Freefall freeway - jeeez

Plus Lisa Kelly, she'd get it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: yeo on Saturday, November 12, 2011, 18:57:47
Lifes to Short was just a dwarf doing a Brent impression wasnt it?

the Liam Neeson bit was genius though


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Saturday, November 12, 2011, 19:00:43
Found Lifes too short very average. Maybe it'll improve, it will need to.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Simon Pieman on Saturday, November 12, 2011, 19:23:30
Lifes to Short was just a dwarf doing a Brent impression wasnt it?

the Liam Neeson bit was genius though

Yep I completely agree, in fact I said it in this thread. Was very weird watching him pull the Brent faces and everything as well.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, November 12, 2011, 19:25:09
Yep I completely agree, in fact I said it in this thread. Was very weird watching him pull the Brent faces and everything as well.

Agreed.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Saturday, November 12, 2011, 19:37:29
I would recommend Archer. An animated series with a retarded MI5 spy. I watched a few online and was in stitches, then a year later it appeared on Channel 5, or 5 USA, one of the "5" channels on sky... If you like Family Guy, American Dad etc then this is for you.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1486217/

i love Archer and his tactical turtleneck


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: axs on Saturday, November 12, 2011, 20:56:47
He seemed to be doing a Brent impression for the first five minutes, after that it was better but doesnt initially look like it has the makings of a classic.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, November 12, 2011, 21:32:28
He seemed to be doing a Brent impression for the first five minutes, after that it was better but doesnt initially look like it has the makings of a classic.
Or to put it another way - It was shite!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Saturday, November 12, 2011, 21:52:53
Ricky Gervais is shite and has a face made for a fist


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Saturday, November 12, 2011, 21:55:58
I like fish town(about Brixham) Top boy was quality too.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Saturday, November 12, 2011, 22:20:17
He seemed to be doing a Brent impression for the first five minutes, after that it was better but doesnt initially look like it has the makings of a classic.

Yeah, that's my feelings. The Office and Extras were both great, but this is nothing new, it's a cross between the two, but with a dwarf as Brent. Saying that, the Liam Neeson sketch was great. There's enough there to make me watch the others.

An Idiot Abroad was quite enjoyable though.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Saturday, November 12, 2011, 23:21:14
Is anyone else watching Southland on More4?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Sunday, November 13, 2011, 11:11:03
Oooh I totally forgot about Southland. The first series was brilliant even with that cunt from the OC in it.

The Walking Dead is still going pretty strong. The last episode was probably the dullest of the lot but it seemed to set a few future story lines up. 3rd series is already confirmed and the next episode looks like it could be an absolute cracker.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Simon Pieman on Sunday, November 13, 2011, 11:11:55
Misfits on again tonight. It's good entertainment.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Sunday, November 13, 2011, 17:40:58
The Walking Dead is still going pretty strong. The last episode was probably the dullest of the lot

I've found pretty much the entire second season a complete snoozefest. I'm not sure how they've made a zombie storyline boring, but they have. I know there were problems with the writers behind the scenes, I hope this is just "transition" issues.

Its a shame, because I really really enjoyed the first season.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Sunday, November 13, 2011, 17:51:33
Misfits on again tonight. It's good entertainment.
Oooh yeah the new one tonight. Didn't think much of last weeks to be honest.

I've found pretty much the entire second season a complete snoozefest. I'm not sure how they've made a zombie storyline boring, but they have. I know there were problems with the writers behind the scenes, I hope this is just "transition" issues.

Its a shame, because I really really enjoyed the first season.

I've enjoyed most of it. Hopefully the issues can be ironed out but the next episode looks like it could be a corker.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: donkey on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 20:34:31
I've found pretty much the entire second season a complete snoozefest. I'm not sure how they've made a zombie storyline boring, but they have. I know there were problems with the writers behind the scenes, I hope this is just "transition" issues.

Its a shame, because I really really enjoyed the first season.

Pretty much sums up my thoughts too...could do with something happening...Otis being shot in the leg was a good bit though, I really didn't see that coming.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 22:32:55
Has anyone watched American Horror Story, it's a mix of donnie darko & the amitiville film.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 22:42:27
Has anyone watched American Horror Story, it's a mix of donnie darko & the amitiville film.

Sounds interesting. When is it on?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 22:43:21
Mondays @ 10pm on FX


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 22:59:08
Ta, will set the planner to series link.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 23:26:41
Been getting in to Parks & Recreation recently. Similar to The Office (US) but better as that useless twat isn't making any money out of it. Worth watching just for the Ron Swanson character.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: larwood on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 11:57:41
The second series of The Killing starts Saturday.

So exciting,i can't wait!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 12:14:15
Phoneshop, low brow humour but as i work with characters like Jerwayne and Ashley i do seem to love it


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 12:21:42
The second series of The Killing starts Saturday.

So exciting,i can't wait!

Thanks for that, I wouldn't have known were it not for this post. :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: red socks on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 13:07:10
Yep I completely agree, in fact I said it in this thread. Was very weird watching him pull the Brent faces and everything as well.


Lifes too short - quite

Fresh Meat is quickly becoming my favourite comedy show for a long time - a classic in the making


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 13:13:23
Fresh Meat is quickly becoming my favourite comedy show for a long time - a classic in the making

Certainly got stronger as the series went on. Not at Inbetweeners standards for me though.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 14:58:13
I watch it in the hope that it will get better. It doesn't. Like the blonde bird in it though


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mexico red on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 18:17:24
celebrity juice is getting skiller by the week, the ant and dec one was genius.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 23:27:13
celebrity juice is getting skiller by the week, the ant and dec one was genius.

I only started watching it a few weeks ago, thanks to constantly being told it was ace when I was convinced it was gonna be shit.

My first was the all girl one, which I fucking loved. Another was him with that dildo and thong of Fern's. It's a fucking riot. Him and Jedward with Baguettes had me in tears.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: china red on Thursday, November 17, 2011, 00:14:50
Been watching Frozen Planet, this has got to be one of the best pieces of camera work ever.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, November 17, 2011, 12:11:43
Him & Her on BBC3 is pretty amusing.  The creepy neighbour is brilliant and i'd love to give the Bird in it a right seeing to.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: london_red on Thursday, November 17, 2011, 17:02:05
Been watching Frozen Planet, this has got to be one of the best pieces of camera work ever.

Loving Frozen Planet. Polar Bears in HD + Attenborough = good TV.

Also been working my way through Big Bang Theory over the last few weeks. Very funny, although Kaley Cuoco is reason enough to watch it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Thursday, November 17, 2011, 17:51:21
Also been working my way through Big Bang Theory over the last few weeks. Very funny, although Kaley Cuoco is reason enough to watch it.
Very, very, very true. On both accounts.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Thursday, November 17, 2011, 18:22:28
Him & Her on BBC3 is pretty amusing.  The creepy neighbour is brilliant and i'd love to give the Bird in it a right seeing to.

I agree with everything you've said.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Monday, December 5, 2011, 22:52:09
did anyone see Black Mirror on channel 4 last night. it was weird. About a princess being kidnapped with a twist.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Saxondale on Monday, December 5, 2011, 22:53:15
Just watched it on 4od.  Enjoyed it!  Very Charlie Brooker.  The dead straight acting worked well with the absurd situation I thought.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: wiggy on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 00:01:33
Watching "The Fight of Their Lives" - brilliant


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: oxford_fan on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 00:03:08
Episode 4 of Life's Too Short was the best yet. Cracked up when he was in the bathroom, and trying to get his award.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 09:16:11
Episode 4 of Life's Too Short was the best yet. Cracked up when he was in the bathroom, and trying to get his award.

Thats the only episode I've watched so far. Maybe I wasn't in the mood but I didn't find it that funny yet.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 11:33:47
Lifes too short is so cringeworthy it's amazing.

When he's climbing the bookcase, you know exactly whats going to happen but when it does you still can't help laughing..


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 12:37:39
Life's too short is really funny, and according to Ricky Gervais it gets funny the further the series goes on. He also say's that the 2nd from last is the funniest.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Cookie on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 15:24:48
It's been mentioned by Larwood and Barry but loving the second series of The Killing on BBC4, wonderful and gripping TV from the Danes.

Still haven't watched ep6 yet but loving it, anybody else a fan?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 15:27:54
'Life's to short' is ace. The last 2 episodes have been quality.
I've watched the first 3 shows of 'the cafe' and so far has been disapointing.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 18:37:08
As well as Life's too short i am really enjoying Rev as well, that is 1 funny hour on bbc2.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Iffy's Onion Bhaji on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 18:58:18
I thought Life's Too Short wasn't as good last week as it's been in the previous espisodes. Hopefully that was the worst one of the series.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 19:03:33
Discussing which episode of Life's Too Short is best is a bit like comparing dog shit, sure one may not smell as badly as the others but its still dog shit.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 19:20:47
Discussing which episode of Life's Too Short is best is a bit like comparing dog shit, sure one may not smell as badly as the others but its still dog shit.
Dog shit used to be better. When I was a boy there was lots of white dog shit everywhere. Don't see it anymore - Its the lack of lime you know!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 19:44:02
It's been mentioned by Larwood and Barry but loving the second series of The Killing on BBC4, wonderful and gripping TV from the Danes.

Still haven't watched ep6 yet but loving it, anybody else a fan?

I tried watching it but kept thinking of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-mOy8VUEBk


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 00:17:44
Not sure who recommended it on here but Archer is indeed amazing.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: flammableBen on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 00:48:21
I've found Life's too short a bit shit to be honest. It's ewok dude playing david brent in a mediocre office-extras cross over. It's had its moments, but in general has felt a bit weak.

I really enjoyed the first Charlie Brooker thing on C4 on sunday, although I thought some of the media discussion points were a bit forced. I came away wondering if I'd have sex with a pig to save someone's life, and that's the sort of thinking that only great telly can make.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Simon Pieman on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 00:59:43
Watching "The Fight of Their Lives" - brilliant

I managed to catch this on +1 after your post reminded me it was on. Was fascinating and really quite sad. Hard to believe that fight ended the way it did.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: leefer on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 15:50:32
Last episode of Frozen Planet tonight.....Attenbrough for the first time ever talks about his views on the effect of Climate change.

For this reason the USA have banned the last episode :hmmm:....very touchy on the subject aint they.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 16:03:51
I think i might be the only person alive who gets bored to tears by Attenborough and his programs. A 90 minute special once a year would be enough for me.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: leefer on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 16:26:40
Agree actually,dont watch a great deal of TV but the camera work on this series has been stunning.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: china red on Thursday, December 8, 2011, 00:41:14
I think i might be the only person alive who gets bored to tears by Attenborough and his programs. A 90 minute special once a year would be enough for me.

Generally I agree, but have loved frozen planet.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, December 8, 2011, 09:42:27
I tried watching it but kept thinking of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-mOy8VUEBk

Haha, that's brilliant.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: matt_jada on Friday, December 9, 2011, 13:25:13
Did anyone watch that "Kevin's Grand Designs" last night?

How embarrassing, why is it every time you see a Swindoner on the telly, they are fucking mongs (oops can't use that word anymore)

I love his opinion on our town - While in the railway village he said how nice it was and "it's a shame, Swindon could of been a nice place"  ;D

 



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, December 9, 2011, 13:55:49
Did anyone watch that "Kevin's Grand Designs" last night?

How embarrassing, why is it every time you see a Swindoner on the telly, they are fucking mongs (oops can't use that word anymore)

I love his opinion on our town - While in the railway village he said how nice it was and "it's a shame, Swindon could of been a nice place"  ;D



Maybe he was thinking of the one in Staffordshire?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Friday, December 16, 2011, 14:09:35
What a disapointment 'this is england' was. It could be such a great programme but it just isn't...


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Don Rogers Sock on Friday, December 16, 2011, 14:11:57
It just stereotyped northerners in the 80s in the hope that a few could relate to it. Thouight it was very lazy actually


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Langers on Friday, December 16, 2011, 14:51:29
I haven't watched the third one yet but the first two weren't as good as I was expecting them to be.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: marvinTPA on Saturday, December 17, 2011, 01:02:41
nearly at the end of the sopranos boxset , dont tell me what happens please, bout 3  (episodes)  left have


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Processed Beats on Saturday, December 17, 2011, 10:43:15
Thought This Is England 88 was quite good, the third episode in particular was exceptional.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, December 18, 2011, 20:49:49
I thought the first two episodes were pretty poor but the third episode was exceptional...worth persevering with


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, December 18, 2011, 20:59:20
Boardwalk Empire season two is impressing. Better than season one (in my opinion).


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, December 18, 2011, 21:05:22
Man vs food. Pure gluttony and is typical yank ott, but i liked it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: tans on Sunday, December 18, 2011, 21:12:12
Man vs food. Pure gluttony and is typical yank ott, but i liked it.

Quality program that is.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Sunday, December 18, 2011, 21:18:07
The wife wants to go to America just because of that program. Not to see the sights, just to eat a lot of food.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, December 18, 2011, 21:25:58
Only stumbled across it as i had the rare luxury of the remote control this evening. Sky+ing the series now. Those massive hot dogs looked the mutts nuts


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: stfcinbmth on Sunday, December 18, 2011, 21:28:55
Only stumbled across it as i had the rare luxury of the remote control this evening. Sky+ing the series now. Those massive hot dogs looked the mutts nuts

Is pretty amazing I must admit


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Langers on Sunday, December 18, 2011, 21:33:29
I thought the first two episodes were pretty poor but the third episode was exceptional...worth persevering with

Yep, the third one definatley made up for the first two which I didn't think were great.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, December 18, 2011, 21:34:23
I've heard about this, what channel's it on?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: tans on Sunday, December 18, 2011, 21:39:31
Dave or good food channel ost

Some of the hot challenges are mental


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: otanswell on Sunday, December 18, 2011, 21:47:35
i want to try that pizza with 16 full habaneros on it he had the other week
looks epic


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Sunday, December 18, 2011, 21:56:12
Enjoyed Lost Christmas on BBC1 earlier. Eddie Izzard seems to get better and better as an actor.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, December 18, 2011, 21:59:57
Dave or good food channel ost

Some of the hot challenges are mental
Cheers, must check that out and get it on Sky+ :nod:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, December 18, 2011, 22:02:19
Tuesday 7pm is the next next time it's on


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, December 18, 2011, 22:15:42
Cheers mate, got it!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Friday, December 30, 2011, 03:18:23
http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=6073447872198040913

Re-watched Ghostwatch for the first time since 92'. Really is quite amusing.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Friday, December 30, 2011, 14:03:38
I thought the first two episodes were pretty poor but the third episode was exceptional...worth persevering with
I gave up after the 1st ep, if you say it gets better i may give it a go


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Saxondale on Friday, December 30, 2011, 15:51:07
Charlie Brookers 2011 screenwipe is on bbc4 tonight at 10.30.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Friday, December 30, 2011, 18:05:52
The Royal Institute Christmas lectures  were good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: adje on Friday, December 30, 2011, 20:09:31
Sean Lock's 5 minutes on Christmas night was the only decent thing I've seen


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: leefer on Friday, December 30, 2011, 20:10:12
Goodbye Mr Tom,watched it again today after recording it over Xmas....great film.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, December 31, 2011, 18:03:13
Top Gear India special and Screenwipe 2011 on the iplayer. Top Gear was as shite as ever but Screenwipe was ace.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 16:42:53
Thought Sherlock was ace.

again.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 17:17:03
Thought Sherlock was ace.

again.

Consistantly good writing, 10/10 look forward to the 3rd series.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Langers on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 17:32:56
Consistantly good writing, 10/10 look forward to the 3rd series.

Is there definatley a 3rd series then? I think it's ace.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Saxondale on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 17:37:42
Yep.  But not for ages as freeman is off being a hobbit.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Langers on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 17:40:07
Ah well, at least there will be another one.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 18:16:35
I watched Suits on Dave last night which i thought was quite good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 18:17:07
Top Gear India special and Screenwipe 2011 on the iplayer. Top Gear was as shite as ever but Screenwipe was ace.

Got a link for Screenwipe? I can't find it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 18:41:27
Found it on youtube. Fucking brilliant so far.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4coGerRh4ZI


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 21:01:42
Thought Sherlock was ace.

again.

First one especially. (I've only watched the first so far!) And Laura Pulver... Oh my Darwin, yes.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Friday, January 20, 2012, 21:49:19
Just watched this properly weird thing called tall hot blonde about this weird fake online relationship that led to a murder - was a bit like that catfish thing
Only in America!!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: tans on Friday, January 20, 2012, 22:01:12
Hustle


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DA15red on Friday, January 20, 2012, 22:06:51
Got to the end of the Sopranos box set I got for Chrimbo this week. Everyone told me the ending would annoy me and was a cop out. I was expecting Tony to save the world from terrorism or something stupid. I thought the way it was left in the final episode was good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: joteddyred on Friday, January 20, 2012, 22:46:19
Just watched this properly weird thing called tall hot blonde about this weird fake online relationship that led to a murder - was a bit like that catfish thing
Only in America!!
I saw that.  It was very wierd.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Friday, January 20, 2012, 22:57:39
Just watched the feature length CSI Vegas where someone was buried alive and covered in ants, now I can't stop itching.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: leefer on Friday, January 20, 2012, 23:10:06
Birdsong on Sunday Evening,the book by Sebastian Faulks was superb,so i am looking forward to this,two part series.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, January 20, 2012, 23:26:34
I'm on the 5th serious of spooks.

I think the whole thing has been brilliant so far.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ardiles on Friday, January 20, 2012, 23:34:48
Hustle

OK.  But the make up department need to be shot.  Apart from the Man From Uncle and Mickey Bricks, they're all orange.  Am I the only person who's spotted this?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: WR5 on Saturday, January 21, 2012, 00:01:06
OK.  But the make up department need to be shot.  Apart from the Man From Uncle and Mickey Bricks, they're all orange.  Am I the only person who's spotted this?

I thought it was a bit on the orange side, good programme though shame it's the last series.

Watching Jaws at the moment, somehow I have never watched it before.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Saturday, January 21, 2012, 19:39:33
I'm on the 5th serious of spooks.

I think the whole thing has been brilliant so far.

I've seen the first 6 but not watched it in aaaagggggeeeeeessssss. Will get back on that tomorrow, I feel a Spooks marathon coming up. Brilliant show.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 21, 2012, 19:42:03
I've seen the first 6 but not watched it in aaaagggggeeeeeessssss. Will get back on that tomorrow, I feel a Spooks marathon coming up. Brilliant show.

Good show, tails off a bit in the latter series but still very watchable.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Saturday, January 21, 2012, 19:44:08
Harry Pearce is one of my favourite characters from any TV show or film ever.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 21, 2012, 19:46:15
Harry Pearce is one of my favourite characters from any TV show or film ever.

Oh yeah, forgot about him. I can't believe he gets skinned alive by the Taliban in series 8.



;)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Simon Pieman on Saturday, January 21, 2012, 19:54:51
Hustle used to be good, terrible now.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, January 21, 2012, 19:55:48
Yeah, the one last night was fucking terrible.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Saturday, January 21, 2012, 20:35:19
I stopped watching Hustle last series. It's become very cheesy and over the top. Love the bird, but not even she could force me to watch it now.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, January 21, 2012, 23:22:10
Harry Pearce is indeed a great character .

He always looks as though he just discovered the cat shat in his slippers. Close to losing it, yet somehow still in control.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, January 22, 2012, 02:16:59
Series 4 finale of Six Feet Under was immense. I'm dreading the final series; I've watched the first four series of the Wire a few times now but can never bring myself to watch the fifth and final series as it's just too damn painful


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Sunday, January 22, 2012, 09:02:47
Hustle used to be good, terrible now.

Agreed, just rehashing old episodes now. Just how many art fake ones have they done?!

Have recently finished Dexter Season Six, very good with a cracking ending. Can't wait for Season Seven.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Sunday, January 22, 2012, 11:27:49
Watched the first episode of Suits on Dave last night. Really enjoyed it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: ron dodgers on Sunday, January 22, 2012, 20:37:51
fuckinbollocksandshit meant to record that


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ardiles on Monday, January 23, 2012, 22:26:38
David Jason's in something really very, very shit on TV right now.  (Don't know what it's called.)

You have a legendary career behind you, including one of the best loved comic roles in generation...and you do need to do this?  Why?!  What the fuck were you thinking?  And you should shoot your agent.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Notts red on Monday, January 23, 2012, 22:32:08
Watched Bird Song last night. Thought it would be a bit girlie but it was very good. 2nd and last episode next Sunday.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, January 23, 2012, 22:50:38
Watched Bird Song last night. Thought it would be a bit girlie but it was very good. 2nd and last episode next Sunday.

The book is excellent.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Notts red on Monday, January 23, 2012, 22:55:59
Wish I read the book first Bob, learnt a few things during last nights episode, clay kickers is a term I haven't heard before. Was the book a best seller?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Monday, January 23, 2012, 23:03:39
The book is excellent.

I've heard that. Couldn't get into it on the box last night at all though. I'll try the book if its available on Kindle.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, January 23, 2012, 23:13:05
Wish I read the book first Bob, learnt a few things during last nights episode, clay kickers is a term I haven't heard before. Was the book a best seller?

Not a big expert on books generally but according to wiki it's regarded at faulkes best work and is highly regarded amongst critics. Well worth a go.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: leefer on Monday, January 23, 2012, 23:28:44
One of my favourite ever reads.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: thedarkprince on Monday, January 23, 2012, 23:36:15
Agreed, it's why I'm not bothering with the tv show. 


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Notts red on Monday, January 23, 2012, 23:36:46
Did you watch it last night Lee? I will go and get the book now but wish I'd done it the other way round.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: leefer on Monday, January 23, 2012, 23:44:37
Would say the book is more about the tunnelers during WW1...the TV seemed to be a bit more focused on the love story.
Was good though.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: thedarkprince on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 10:08:56
Anyone watch Coppers? It's a great little documentary series that focuses on different roles each week - CID, beat bobbies, etc. Shows the banality of what they do: capturing criminals, locking them up, seeing them released and then they re-offend all over again.

The start always makes me chuckle.

"Whoop! Whoop! It's the sound of the police!"


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 11:04:50
Yep great watch, shows the police in a very positive light

Certainly shows how much of their time they have to waste over and over again on the same minor % of work-shy druggie/alcoholic scum of this country.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jimmy_onions on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 11:18:33
One of my favourite ever reads.


This, the last 30 or so pages are completly unputdownable...but I doubt the tv adaptation will even make that scene


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 13:03:38
theres a new program comming to the UK soon called alcatraz, saw the trailer when in NYC and it looks pretty good, got the first 2 episodes to watch.

Also the first episode of spartacus:vengeance has been leaked.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, February 19, 2012, 16:17:02
Started watching Kitchen Nightmares, I quite enjoyed it and watched the lot.

When there were none left to watch, I tried the US version. It was fucking awful and I didn't even get through the first one.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Sunday, February 19, 2012, 16:41:58
There are a few good programs starting at the moment, there is one starting on channel 4 tonight.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Sunday, February 19, 2012, 16:44:08
Bit o' Top Gear tonight. New Walking Dead online tomorrow and new Suits on Dave this Tuesday.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Simon Pieman on Sunday, February 19, 2012, 17:02:27
This series of Top Gear really has been quite bad though.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Sunday, February 19, 2012, 17:04:02
Mmm, I didn't like last weeks at all.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Sunday, February 19, 2012, 17:12:46
Inside men has been quite good.


Title: Re: Re: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: ghanimah on Sunday, February 19, 2012, 18:42:55
This series of Top Gear really has been quite bad though.

Top Gear has been showing signs of serious fatigue for some time, last week was particularly poor.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Simon Pieman on Sunday, February 19, 2012, 18:48:43
Inside men has been quite good.

Is that on gay rabbit?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Sunday, February 19, 2012, 19:07:16
Is that on gay rabbit?

Not sure what tv channels you watch but no, its on BBC.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Sunday, February 19, 2012, 19:08:10
Discovered suits online the other day, been meaning to watch it since seeing an advert for it.
It's brilliant!

Top Gear normally has at least one poor episode a series, which is disappointing when the series is only 6 eps long..


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Simon Pieman on Sunday, February 19, 2012, 19:08:35
Not sure what tv channels you watch but no, its on BBC.

Spoil sport


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Saxondale on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 14:29:22
Looking forward to that thing 'White Heat' on BBC 2 tonight.  Been dubbed our friends in the south.  If its anywhere near as good as our friends in the north it'll be a treat.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: china red on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 14:43:28
Any one else watched Archer?  Brilliant stuff


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 14:46:34
Have been enjoying Whitechapel.............and Don't tell the Bride  :girlgiggle:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 14:49:01
i've been watching the almighty johnsons good bit of sci fi from the kiwi's


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Baggins on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 15:05:22
I've also been loving Whitchapel.  This is the first series I have watched - apparently the other two are worth getting hold of.  Is this true, TEF?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: oxford_fan on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 15:40:26
The Tube is the best program on telly at the moment, though the last episode wasn't as good as the other two. The british transport police lady who mimicked the accents of foreign tourists was priceless, especially with the chinese lady.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01cyt4l/The_Tube_Episode_2/

9:30 on there


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: PlymRed on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 16:08:02
Cant wait for the second season of Game of Thrones! First season was epic


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: TheSwineDon on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 16:13:37
I thought last weeks top gear was really entertaining. The content wasn't brilliant I have to admit, but for entertainment value I rated it quite highly.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 17:07:20
Any one else watched Archer?  Brilliant stuff

Brilliant isn't it?

Starting watching Sons of Anarchy. Excellent so far.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 17:45:31
Really enjoying Homeland.

Also have Whitechapel recorded but only seen the first 2 part one, which I enjoyed.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Don Rogers Sock on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 18:02:34
Just downloaded all of Homeland.Loving it


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Notts red on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 22:08:16
Just been watching " the big match " revisited. Loved this programme and listening to the opening music and Brian Moore brings back great memories. All the kids  from the block used to watch it on a Sunday afternoon then all go straight out onto the park and have a mass game, sometimes around 20-a-side ! The good old days :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: leefer on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 22:12:03
Palace away i remember vividly when we drew at a good Palace side,think Moss and Syrett scored.

Da da da...da da da da daaaaa,da da da da da da da da da da da daaaaaaaaa :D


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: carbonwhite on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 22:42:29
been watching a new show called grimm online recently not too bad i guess, its about the storys of he grimm brothers


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: joteddyred on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 22:46:49
I've also been loving Whitchapel.  This is the first series I have watched - apparently the other two are worth getting hold of.  Is this true, TEF?

Yes I've watched all the series and they've all been good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, March 11, 2012, 17:50:42
Watching Jonathan Creek for the first time and enjoying it muchly


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DV Canio on Sunday, March 11, 2012, 18:24:06
Watching Jonathan Creek for the first time and enjoying it muchly

you fucking what? first time!!

Well, I suppose you've been out the country for a bit!!!

Love the show - are you going through them all. Is it the first episode (the wrestlers tomb) you're watching?

Shame they dont seem to be making anymore.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, March 11, 2012, 18:28:18
Going through the first series now, currently on episode 4


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DV Canio on Sunday, March 11, 2012, 18:34:00
Episode 2 of the first series is probably my favourite of the lot. Actually now I've said that Episode 3 of series 2 is probably better imo.

Have you figured any of them out whilst watching - or has the ending always come as a surprise so far?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, March 11, 2012, 18:40:09
I sort of figured out the one where the old boy was killed in the bunker


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Monday, March 12, 2012, 00:06:55
Thought this weeks Top Gear was the best in the series by a long way.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 13:57:47
I'm rather embarrassed to admit this, but I've just discovered and now rather enjoy watching Geordie Shore and Jersey Shore. Real Sun-reading, mong-minded shit, but it's become my guilty pleasure. :D


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: WR5 on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 14:05:36
Anyone watched Pramface?

Episode 3 tonight. I have quite enjoyed it, not the best thing ever but certainly watchable.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 22:59:42
I have just watched Alcatraz on watch, it was quite good took a while to get going then boom it's all action.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 23:33:42
I have just watched Alcatraz on watch, it was quite good took a while to get going then boom it's all action.

The trailers made me think it's going to be another "Lost", but I have the first episode in my planner, to test it out. The moment it looks like it's posing too many stupid questions, it's getting the yellow button treatment.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Don Rogers Sock on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 23:41:35
Where the questions asked on geordie shore are stephen fry like :-)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 00:19:32
I have just watched Alcatraz on watch, it was quite good took a while to get going then boom it's all action.

Sort of a cross between Lost and Fringe. First episode wasn't bad.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 00:50:38
Where the questions asked on geordie shore are stephen fry like :-)

8) Fuck off, them lasses is well hot.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DV Canio on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 00:52:14
New series of the apprentice this month.

Sorted a probably a couple of thousands magazines with Lord Sugars face on!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Coca Fola on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 01:41:04
Sorted a probably a couple of thousands magazines with Lord Sugars face on!
Why have you a gone all Paolo on us?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, March 26, 2012, 21:22:23
Started watching the ridiculous but oddly compelling Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Saddened to read the lead actor died of cancer in September with diagnosis to death in 18 months.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: thedarkprince on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 22:14:55
Has anyone watched Homeland on C4?  Trying to work out of its worth watching or not.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 22:22:42
Yep. It's kept my interest so far.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bennett on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 22:23:20
i've downloaded the series as i've gotten that hooked on homeland


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Don Rogers Sock on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 22:27:39
Same here bennet.Finished watching it last week and believe me it gets fucking better.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bennett on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 22:29:42
i'm currently watching episode 7, apparently 8 is a mega super unexpected twist! EEEEP


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Don Rogers Sock on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 22:32:17
Oh yes.That's enough


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bullethead on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 22:32:49
Currently watching Homeland and Alcatraz, both most excellent!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Thursday, March 29, 2012, 18:36:39
The Walking Dead - epic finale.

Watching Alcatraz and Suits at the moment.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Thursday, March 29, 2012, 18:52:16
Watched the first episode of bored to death last night, seems decent


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: thedarkprince on Thursday, March 29, 2012, 19:52:12
The Walking Dead - epic finale.

Really? I was a little disappointed to be honest, could've been so much better of the farm scenes had lasted longer.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: thedarkprince on Thursday, March 29, 2012, 19:52:44
Sounds like I need to get involved with Homeland. Thanks all.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Thursday, March 29, 2012, 20:07:20
Really? I was a little disappointed to be honest, could've been so much better of the farm scenes had lasted longer.

Mmm, I get where you're coming from - I'm easily please :D and extended final episode would've been nice though.

SPOILERS

I liked how Rick has finally turned though. The introduction of Michonne at the end was exciting too. She's a lot like how Shane ended up being, she's a goodie, just unhinged too.

Merle will also be back in series 3 along with The Governor.

The finale got 9 million viewers in the U.S, hopefully that's enough for the network to increase the budget after it was cut for this series.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: tans on Thursday, March 29, 2012, 20:14:31
I watched alcatraz on sky last night

Not bad


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Thursday, March 29, 2012, 21:12:29
Hmmm, first Total Wipeout gets canned, now this

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/news/a373805/yes-prime-minister-returning-for-new-series-on-uktv-gold.html

Quote
Classic BBC sitcom Yes, Prime Minister is being remade by UKTV's comedy channel Gold.

A new six-episode run of the series is being produced by BBC Productions and will feature modern day twists as it follows the day-to-day activities of hapless Rt Hon Jim Hacker

The Prime Minister's new challenges will include leading a coalition government, European economic turmoil and a Scottish independence referendum.

Hacker's advisors Sir Humphrey Appleby and principal private secretary Bernard Woolley will also return.

In the 1980s original, the late Paul Eddington played Hacker, while Nigel Hawthorne starred as Appelby and Derek Fowlds as Woolley.

"We're not just bringing it back because it was a brilliant show in its time, we think it's the right moment. There's so much going on in politics and we couldn't think of a better time to lampoon and ridicule that," said UKTV's chief exec Darren Childs.

BBC comedy head Mark Freeland said that the success of Yes, Prime Minister theatre tours had proved that the "iconic comedy has lost none of its satirical bite".

Written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, the original Yes Minister aired between 1980 and 1984. The sequel, Yes, Prime Minister, ran from 1986 to 1988.

Yes, Prime Minister was named the UK's sixth favourite sitcom of all time in 2004 and was famously rumoured to be the favourite TV show of ex-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.


Suppose with the original writer on board it might be good, but the original was a classic and should be left that way.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Friday, March 30, 2012, 10:21:23
In hindsight I enjoyed The Walking Dead, it was a bit slow, but I did enjoy it overall. I, like thedarkprince, wouldn't describe the last episode as epic though Benzel!

Started watching Touch, that looks good and I'm meaning to catch up on Alcatraz as I have 2 episodes in my planner.

Also, after not using BitTorrent for years - I used to hate waiting for a week with part completed films/files - I tried it over the weekend. I downloaded seasons 1-4 of Breaking Bad, 1-9 of Family Guy, 1-9 of Scrubs, 1-6 of Dexter and some films. All of those series' were programmes I enjoyed yet either missed a few episodes and stopped (Dexter and Breaking Bad), or have just watched episodes all over the place (Scrubs and Family Guy). Win.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Processed Beats on Friday, March 30, 2012, 10:30:50
Watched the first couple of episodes of Alcatraz last night. Hooked.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Friday, March 30, 2012, 13:24:56

Also, after not using BitTorrent for years - I used to hate waiting for a week with part completed films/files - I tried it over the weekend. I downloaded seasons 1-4 of Breaking Bad, 1-9 of Family Guy, 1-9 of Scrubs, 1-6 of Dexter and some films. All of those series' were programmes I enjoyed yet either missed a few episodes and stopped (Dexter and Breaking Bad), or have just watched episodes all over the place (Scrubs and Family Guy). Win.
I could never get the hang of using bitTorrent. But like you Barry i also started watching Dexter & missed a few episodes here and there then couldn't get back into it.

Also i am loving Alcatraz & Love life on itv.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Saxondale on Friday, March 30, 2012, 13:54:26
Hmmm, first Total Wipeout gets canned, now this

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/news/a373805/yes-prime-minister-returning-for-new-series-on-uktv-gold.html

Suppose with the original writer on board it might be good, but the original was a classic and should be left that way.

The thick of it is pretty much covers all needed whitehall satire these days.  Yes Minister with swearing.  Marvellous.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: china red on Friday, March 30, 2012, 15:57:31
Watching episode 2 of Alcatraz, good recommendation.  Touch is excellent too, episode 3 is downloading now and can't wait.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Friday, March 30, 2012, 16:39:12
I've seen the first 3 episodes of Alcatraz and while I am intrigued, it's not something I race home to watch on my planner.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Saturday, March 31, 2012, 12:07:17
I've seen the first 3 episodes of Alcatraz and while I am intrigued, it's not something I race home to watch on my planner.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm more concerned about being sucked into another Lost style drama that has no ending, no meaning and no point. I'll judge at the end of the first series.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 31, 2012, 12:09:04
I worry there won't be a second series of Alcatraz. I'm enjoying it, but it gives me the same feeling as the 4400/Flash Forward/Heroes. I hope I'm wrong.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Thursday, April 5, 2012, 20:51:09
I've just started watching Once Upon A Time - a bit like Lost but with fairy tales (characters include Snow White, Jiminy Cricket, Rumplestiltskin, Red Riding Hood, Prince Charming etc). Sounds shit but the way they've done it is clever and it works.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: carbonwhite on Friday, April 6, 2012, 21:41:41
just finshed watching american horror story pretty good series.

also wathching grimm, isnt too bad either.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Saturday, April 7, 2012, 01:35:42
Recently discovered Dexter.

Watched about 8 episodes in about 3 days.

Loving it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Saturday, April 7, 2012, 09:45:37
I worry there won't be a second series of Alcatraz. I'm enjoying it, but it gives me the same feeling as the 4400/Flash Forward/Heroes. I hope I'm wrong.

I thought this too but it's getting better now, I almost gave up as it was a but samey, but more of the story is coming out now.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 7, 2012, 10:19:43
Don't get me wrong Chubbs, I really enjoy it and I'm only 4 episodes in. But ratings in US were down towards the end and they have a habit of being dipshits and cancelling things when that happens.

Mind you, the BBC are on the same path now. They just cancelled The Fades. Still at least with the money saved we can get a 235th series of Two Pints...hooray.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: china red on Saturday, April 7, 2012, 10:21:38
The Fades was cancelled?  Thats not good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Processed Beats on Saturday, April 7, 2012, 11:33:05
I finished watching Alcatraz the other day and enjoyed it on the whole. True, it got a bit repetitive with the whole prisoner turns up, starts killing people before eventually being caught/killed but the last few episodes really reveal a lot about the story and it finishes on a right royal cliffhanger. I honestly am intrigued to know the rest of the story, so hopefully they choose to renew it!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: carbonwhite on Saturday, April 7, 2012, 19:20:30
considering they spat the last 4 episodes of alcatraz in the states over the course of 9 days tells me they wont be making a 2nd season


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: nochee on Sunday, April 8, 2012, 21:18:24
I've heard that. Couldn't get into it on the box last night at all though. I'll try the book if its available on Kindle.

I just checked and Birdsong is available for £3.99 on the Kindle.

I will give it a go at that price, bargain



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: nochee on Sunday, April 8, 2012, 21:21:09
Started watching the ridiculous but oddly compelling Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Saddened to read the lead actor died of cancer in September with diagnosis to death in 18 months.

Im watching season 3: Vengeance. It's a great show


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 22:48:33
That programme tonight with camcorder footage of the concordia sinking was well worth watching. Fuck would i go on a cruise


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, April 15, 2012, 20:25:19
I watched the season finale of Six Feet Under last night, absolutely incredible. Definitely my second favourite TV series of all time and worth watching and persevering with if you've not seen it - the development of the characters, the dark humour and the way it deals with mortality is brilliant.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Sunday, April 15, 2012, 21:32:38
I'm sticking with Homelands - I kind of understand it but I kind of don't


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Sunday, April 15, 2012, 22:12:48
I'm sticking with Homelands - I kind of understand it but I kind of don't

Watched the whole series last week, very good.  Season 2 is being made at the moment.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Don Rogers Sock on Sunday, April 15, 2012, 22:15:04
Probably the best show i have seen in years Berniman.Twists are brilliant.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Monday, April 16, 2012, 09:17:55
It was very good, especially the last couple of episodes.  Not sure where it can go for season 2, and part of me thinks they should leave it there, but looking forward to it all the same.

Halfway through Entourage at the moment.  Missed it first time around so am watching it from beginning to end.  Started slow but is growing on me big time now.  The characters are ace.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, April 16, 2012, 09:57:55


Halfway through Entourage at the moment.  Missed it first time around so am watching it from beginning to end.  Started slow but is growing on me big time now.  The characters are ace.

Goes shit from Series 5 onwards.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Monday, April 16, 2012, 10:13:24
Im watching season 3: Vengeance. It's a great show
spartacus is superb, love it. some of the kills are insane


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Monday, April 16, 2012, 10:14:16
also started season 1 of homeland, whcih i am quite enjoying.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, April 16, 2012, 10:31:25
Last night's epsisode of Homeland was quality, things started to really click for me in terms of the storyline twists being explained.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Don Rogers Sock on Monday, April 16, 2012, 10:45:36
Said it a few times but the twists get even better. Once you see the last 2 you will see just how easy a 2nd episode will be to make


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Monday, April 16, 2012, 11:51:24
I only have one episode of Spooks left to watch. Been putting it off because I don't want it to end :(


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Monday, April 16, 2012, 12:16:32
I only have one episode of Spooks left to watch. Been putting it off because I don't want it to end :(

But that's the one where Harry has a breakdown and goes rogue,  dresses as a transvestite assassin and kills everyone then himself.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: oxford_fan on Monday, April 16, 2012, 18:08:27
I'm still plodding through Series 2 of The Wire but really enjoying it.

Also re-discovered the joys of Phone Shop over the weekend.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: janaage on Monday, April 16, 2012, 18:11:36
also started season 1 of homeland, whcih i am quite enjoying.

Anywhere on line I can catch up with homeland? As starting on episode 9 & 10 was good but think it'd be a lot better if I'd seen episodes 1-8.

4oD only shows from epi 6 onwards due to 30 day licensing issues.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: pumbaa on Monday, April 16, 2012, 21:05:24
Sounds like I might need to add Homeland to the growing list of series I need to watch from the beginning. Like Spooks and Sherlock.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: tans on Monday, April 16, 2012, 21:14:17
I quite like that scott and bailey

Only because i want to give suranne jones one mind


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Don Rogers Sock on Monday, April 16, 2012, 21:20:20
Downloaded homeland on isohunt Jan


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Monday, April 16, 2012, 21:22:16
Downloaded homeland on isohunt Jan

Me too! :-)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Monday, April 16, 2012, 21:26:16
I quite like that scott and bailey

Only because i want to give suranne jones one mind

Good programme is that.
That woman is so sexy too


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: janaage on Monday, April 16, 2012, 21:47:36
Downloaded homeland on isohunt Jan

Do you need any special software to do that? 

Apologies in advance for a dumbass technophobe question.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Monday, April 16, 2012, 21:51:45
Do you need any special software to do that? 

Apologies in advance for a dumbass technophobe question.

Any torrent program.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Don Rogers Sock on Monday, April 16, 2012, 21:53:57
I just use utorrent


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, April 16, 2012, 22:00:25
Do you need any special software to do that? 

Apologies in advance for a dumbass technophobe question.

http://www.utorrent.com/

Dead easy to use, small as well.

Then go to somewhere like piratebay.org to find what you want to download.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, April 19, 2012, 08:51:31
Anyone else been watching The Undateables?
Have watched the last couple of episodes and I think it's great.
Not in a "Ha ha, lets laugh at the freaks" kind of way, it's actually quite heart warming.
I really feel for Justin, comes across as a nice bloke and was pleased that woman agreed to meet him and has also said she wants to see him again.

Have also been watching Touch. The idea is good, but so far it's been a let down to be honest, the stories have been average and it isn't gripping at all.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Thursday, April 19, 2012, 09:06:02
really getting into homeland. glad i started watching it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, April 19, 2012, 09:06:52
Have started downloading the first series of Homeland, keep hearing good things about it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: dporter on Thursday, April 19, 2012, 09:24:16
Anyone else been watching The Undateables?


I watched the first two episodes and was really pleased for the chap from Leicestershire who went on a date with the veterinary nurse. The guy with tourettes was also great and seemed to land himself a nice girl. I didn't see the final episode this Tuesday - did they give an update as to how they all got along in the end?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Thursday, April 19, 2012, 11:06:33
Have also been watching Touch. The idea is good, but so far it's been a let down to be honest, the stories have been average and it isn't gripping at all.


Tend to agree. After the first episode I thought it looked like it was going to be superb and felt it would be a must watch, but now it seems each episode is pretty much the same just with a different number and chain reaction of events. It's a shame really, because it seemed to promise so much.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Thursday, April 19, 2012, 12:38:42
I watched the first two episodes and was really pleased for the chap from Leicestershire who went on a date with the veterinary nurse. The guy with tourettes was also great and seemed to land himself a nice girl. I didn't see the final episode this Tuesday - did they give an update as to how they all got along in the end?
I don't think that it is the last episode as they were showing trailers for other episodes. Unfortunately the pikey fan found someone.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Thursday, April 19, 2012, 12:57:58
Tend to agree. After the first episode I thought it looked like it was going to be superb and felt it would be a must watch, but now it seems each episode is pretty much the same just with a different number and chain reaction of events. It's a shame really, because it seemed to promise so much.
yeah,. getting bored of Touch.
Happy that Bones is back on out screens after a huge break.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: PlymRed on Thursday, April 19, 2012, 13:02:46
I was forced to watch the only way is essex last night by my friend.

Fucking hell.  :crash:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Thursday, April 19, 2012, 13:14:21
Louis Theroux is back tonight on BBC, might be worth a watch, usually is.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Thursday, April 19, 2012, 13:15:53

Happy that Bones is back on out screens after a huge break.
And what a good episode to come back with as well.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, April 19, 2012, 13:48:21
Louis Theroux is back tonight on BBC, might be worth a watch, usually is.

Might be a little more 'serious' than previous series. Apparently its focussing on the elderly with dementia and autistic children.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Thursday, April 19, 2012, 16:10:00
Happy that Bones is back on out screens after a huge break.

:nod: I rather like Temperance. :drool:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Thursday, April 19, 2012, 16:42:29
Happy that Bones is back on out screens after a huge break.

Surprised Nev hasn't picked up on this. Maybe he's plastered?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Thursday, April 19, 2012, 16:43:40
Just started watching Breaking Bad... halfway through the second 'season'. The idea itself is really different, and is superbly written and acted.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: nevillew on Thursday, April 19, 2012, 16:52:48
Surprised Nev hasn't picked up on this. Maybe he's plastered?

In Paris ?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, April 19, 2012, 16:56:46
Just started watching Breaking Bad... halfway through the second 'season'. The idea itself is really different, and is superbly written and acted.

It gets better. The season 4 finale was brilliant.

Season 5 starts in the US this summer I think.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Thursday, April 19, 2012, 17:05:46
:nod: I rather like Temperance. :drool:
You have good taste Barry, she is fit.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Thursday, April 19, 2012, 17:08:26
It gets better. The season 4 finale was brilliant.

Season 5 starts in the US this summer I think.

This.  Season 4 is by far the best and ends brilliantly.  Season 5 is to be the last unfortunately with Walt rumoured to be biting the dust.  Whether that is from his illness or other means we will have to wait and see.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, April 22, 2012, 19:58:11
Just started watching spooks season 10.

Erin Watts.... My word


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Sunday, April 22, 2012, 20:06:51
Just started watching Spartacus, Gods of the Arena.

Nudity aside, by all accounts it should rubbish. But I'm hooked and I'm not sure why. Will download Blood and Sand next. I think its a bit of a man soap opera, fighting and screwing.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: pumbaa on Sunday, April 22, 2012, 20:49:36
Just started watching Spartacus, Gods of the Arena.

Nudity aside, by all accounts it should rubbish. But I'm hooked and I'm not sure why. Will download Blood and Sand next. I think its a bit of a man soap opera, fighting and screwing.

I've referred to it in the past as Spartacus: Tits and Arse. Mindless dross, but nonetheless enthralling.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: PlymRed on Sunday, April 22, 2012, 21:38:49
Just started watching spooks season 10.

Erin Watts.... My word
Decent season that, watehed it first term at uni! Erin is rather nice as well which makes watching it even easier :D


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Sunday, April 22, 2012, 21:41:21
:nod: I rather like Temperance. :drool:
oh yes :-)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Sunday, April 22, 2012, 21:42:21
Just started watching spooks season 10.

Erin Watts.... My word

Her voice did my head in. Good series though, great ending.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Sunday, April 22, 2012, 22:29:28
Just started watching spooks season 10.

Erin Watts.... My word

Fuck yes. She got naked in the first of the new Sherlock series on BBC. OK, you didn't see anything, but it was worth watching for that alone.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: china red on Monday, April 23, 2012, 03:36:27
I've referred to it in the past as Spartacus: Tits and Arse. Mindless dross, but nonetheless enthralling.

The first two seasons were great.  Took me a while to get into the third one with the new Spartacus but really grew on me towards the end.

For all those into cartoon Bobs Burgers and Archer are really excellent.  Also the new season of Thundercats (must bring back some memories for others on here) has been really good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Processed Beats on Monday, April 23, 2012, 11:40:07
Been re-watching Lost again recently. Great series.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: pericarp on Monday, April 23, 2012, 11:45:47
Been re-watching Lost again recently. Great series.

Watched the first season at the end of the holidays a long time back, and never started it again. I was hooked at the end of season 1 it was brilliant. I have heard mixed reviews regarding the other series, i.e. it being still good, or get's too confusing.

I still think Prison Break is the best ever.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Monday, April 23, 2012, 12:06:33
Watched the first season at the end of the holidays a long time back, and never started it again. I was hooked at the end of season 1 it was brilliant. I have heard mixed reviews regarding the other series, i.e. it being still good, or get's too confusing.

I still think Prison Break is the best ever.

loved prison break, one of my faves, althought season 4 was poor, they 2hour special to tie it all together made up for it


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Monday, April 23, 2012, 12:08:02
The first two seasons were great.  Took me a while to get into the third one with the new Spartacus but really grew on me towards the end.

For all those into cartoon Bobs Burgers and Archer are really excellent.  Also the new season of Thundercats (must bring back some memories for others on here) has been really good.
agree with this, took a couple of episodes to get into, mainly because of the new spartacus, but my word some of the fight scenes were insane


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Monday, April 23, 2012, 13:56:35
Watched the first season at the end of the holidays a long time back, and never started it again. I was hooked at the end of season 1 it was brilliant. I have heard mixed reviews regarding the other series, i.e. it being still good, or get's too confusing.

I watched all of the series of Lost I really thought it lost its way after the 3rd series, then I feel that they rushed the ending.

I am into Alcatraz at the minute, like has been said before the basic story of prisoner comes back kills some people, but i am really wanting to finding out what's going on.

Just started to watch that fairytale programe thing on channel 5. I thought it was ok. I am struggling to get into Grimm, its not gripped me as much say alcatraz or homeland.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bathtime on Monday, April 23, 2012, 14:04:23
Recorded and watched the new series on BBC 4 - The Bridge - the blonde detective could be the sister of the CIA agent in Hoemland. Looking good though....


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: china red on Monday, April 23, 2012, 14:13:46
Really enjoyed Homeland, everything I have seen Damien Lewis in has been good (Band of Brothers, Homeland and dreamcatcher), really good to see the Brits doing well in Hollywood Tv shows.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DV Canio on Monday, April 23, 2012, 14:22:55
Watched the first season at the end of the holidays a long time back, and never started it again. I was hooked at the end of season 1 it was brilliant. I have heard mixed reviews regarding the other series, i.e. it being still good, or get's too confusing.

I still think Prison Break is the best ever.

I watched all of Lost when it aired and have since watched in from the start again. The amount of things you wont notice first time round (because you havent seen all of it obviously) is staggering. They knew where they were going from the start.

The first 2/3 seasons were good, it dragged in the middle and got better at the end in my opinion. I think they dragged it out for a season or 2 they didnt need - but did so to cash in, also I believe it got effected by the writers strike.

The end, is satisfying but not completely satisfying if that makes sense without giving the whole thing away.


Title: Re: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Monday, April 23, 2012, 15:49:09
Personally thought the end was a massive anti climax, but it was always going to be hard to answer everything I suppose.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DV Canio on Monday, April 23, 2012, 16:50:46
I wouldnt say a massive anti climax.

It was a good ending but not good enough to answer everything I wanted answered.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Monday, April 23, 2012, 16:57:03
I watched lost from the beginning and by the end was just waiting to see what happend which was a massive let down.
They dragged it out and to say the finale was a disapointment would be an understatement


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: juddie on Monday, April 23, 2012, 17:25:02
Homeland is good.

also enjoying the Danish version of the killing. I see the us version starts on bbc four or summat this week.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, April 23, 2012, 17:33:29
Enjoying Game of Thrones again with the new series. Not a patch on the books of course but then nothing ever is.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Monday, April 23, 2012, 20:03:59
The pilot episode of Veep shows promise long term.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Spud on Monday, April 23, 2012, 20:11:13
U.S. Tv Shows that I've enjoyed the most:- The Wire, Sons of Anarchy & Entourage.

The original version (Danish) of The Killing was also brilliant.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, April 23, 2012, 22:44:34
Her voice did my head in. Good series though, great ending.

It was a good ending.

I want to be a spy when I grow up. Harry Pearce is well 'ard.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mrverve on Monday, April 23, 2012, 22:57:25
Anyone watch I Just Want My Pants Back on MTV?... loving it


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Monday, April 23, 2012, 23:03:00
Game of thrones is still excellent. Jerome Flynn saying "theres' no cure for being a cunt" makes it all the more surreal.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: oxford_fan on Monday, April 23, 2012, 23:09:27
Anyone watch I Just Want My Pants Back on MTV?... loving it

Is that a made up tv show?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mrverve on Monday, April 23, 2012, 23:13:20
Is that a made up tv show?

It's not no.  :D


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: china red on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 00:25:23
Enjoying Game of Thrones again with the new series. Not a patch on the books of course but then nothing ever is.

Thought the first season was much closer to the book than the second one.  Still a great TV show with Tyrion  being the best character in both in my opinion.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 09:41:16
It was a good ending.

I want to be a spy when I grow up. Harry Pearce is well 'ard.

One of my favourite ever characters.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: larwood on Saturday, April 28, 2012, 14:51:57
Woken up by the baby at 4.15am this morning,and caught this on bbc news at 4.30 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17853928

Just occasionally she times it all so right for her old mum  :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 19:56:36
Watching Game of Thrones

Gonna be knocking one out soon at this rate.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 23:01:45
With regards to Game of Thrones, didn't realise until just now that Bronn is played by Jerome Flynn of Robson & Jerome / Unchained Melody fame.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Thursday, May 3, 2012, 09:00:04
Thought the first season was much closer to the book than the second one.  Still a great TV show with Tyrion  being the best character in both in my opinion.

i could not agree more. Just finished episode 4 of season 2 and it just keeps on getting better. Think im going to have to read the books as well


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: woolster on Friday, May 4, 2012, 22:25:54
watching piers morgan with jason donovan, very good & a bit emotional


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Saturday, May 5, 2012, 13:24:30
I've gotten into the big bang theory thanks to my mother in law, i love it, very funny


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: oxford_fan on Saturday, May 5, 2012, 13:32:46
watching piers morgan

I watched the Gazza one, but Piers Morgan is too much of a cunt for any more.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Saturday, May 5, 2012, 13:50:58
I watched the Gazza one, but Piers Morgan is too much of a cunt for any more.

:nod: Whenever he's on TV I find myself hoping someone runs on set kills him.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, May 5, 2012, 13:54:39
Piers Morgan is a hateful person, I have no time for him and can't watch anything with him on.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, May 6, 2012, 07:22:30
I've gotten into the big bang theory thanks to my mother in law, i love it, very funny
Latest series seems devoid of ideas.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: leefer on Sunday, May 6, 2012, 13:41:48
Am i the only one who thinks  2 Broke Girls is actually a bit funny?

No one else i have talked to agrees :D


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: carbonwhite on Sunday, May 6, 2012, 13:44:45
ma missis likes 2 broke girls, im not very fond of it though.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 08:30:15
Now finished Homeland, really enjoyed it, a gripping story and some fantastic acting.
The only slight issue I have with it is perhaps it was too long, some of the episodes in the middle were a bit dull and they could've easily reduced the story to around 8 episodes.
Other than that it was well worth watching, especially the last two episodes.

Oh, and I love Claire Danes a little bit.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Joycie on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 09:56:31
Am i the only one who thinks  2 Broke Girls is actually a bit funny?

No one else i have talked to agrees :D
The advert is seriously rage inducing. The dark haired bint is meant to be witty, but is seriously the dumbest looking/sounding little shite around.

Get involved in Game of Thrones (if you aren't already), the scenes between Arya and Tywin are great.

Arrested Development & It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia are worth a watch.
As is The Wire. Obvo.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: THE FLASH on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 14:42:44
Now finished Homeland, really enjoyed it, a gripping story and some fantastic acting.
The only slight issue I have with it is perhaps it was too long, some of the episodes in the middle were a bit dull and they could've easily reduced the story to around 8 episodes.
Other than that it was well worth watching, especially the last two episodes.

Oh, and I love Claire Danes a little bit.

I found it a bit of a chore and it went around in circles for a bit.

I reckon i will give the new series a miss.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 14:52:34
Alcatraz was pretty nasty last night. Seems to be getting good now.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 10:35:11
Foxes live was very good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 11:21:37
More Sex Please, We're British - Channel 4 at midnight tonight

My cousin Hellen is interviewed about 15 mins in (blonde with big jugs)  :eek:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 12:42:42
Foxes live was very good.
Was the strippers any good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 12:43:34
Alcatraz was pretty nasty last night. Seems to be getting good now.

Its now officially cancelled :(

http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/alcatraz-cancelled-season-two-22917/

Fucking trigger happy US TV execs. Is there any point in watching a first series of anything like this these days?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 12:57:10
Its now officially cancelled :(

http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/alcatraz-cancelled-season-two-22917/

Fucking trigger happy US TV execs. Is there any point in watching a first series of anything like this these days?

Oh for fuck sake!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 12:58:49
Its now officially cancelled :(

http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/alcatraz-cancelled-season-two-22917/

Fucking trigger happy US TV execs. Is there any point in watching a first series of anything like this these days?

The cunts, they did that with Flash Forawrd, Terranova and Jericho (although they made a second series of Jericho albeit rushed) Is there anypoint watching the rest of this series then? I didn't see tuesdays ep


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 13:03:09
Is there anypoint watching the rest of this series then? I didn't see tuesdays ep

No idea, watching UK pace...

I'm out of watching this type of show "live." Flashforward, The Event, Alcatraz, ( oh and  Knight Rider (it was good, honest) )- all cancelled after 1 series.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 14:12:42
After 3 episodes of Alcatraz, I decided to jack it in. I am feeling smug. :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 14:15:29
After 3 episodes of Alcatraz, I decided to jack it in. I am feeling smug. :)
id suggest starting to watch it again, it really does pick up


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 14:16:22
More Sex Please, We're British - Channel 4 at midnight tonight

My cousin Hellen is interviewed about 15 mins in (blonde with big jugs)  :eek:
pics?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Joycie on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 14:38:38
Flash Forward was awful. You could pinpoint exactly where they knew they weren't getting another season, and from then on shit just seemed to happen for no reason.

I was told to avoid Alcatraz as well so I'm not surprised it's being axed.

Stick to HBO and occasionally AMC stuff. In the case of AMC, they tend to make short first seasons in the hope that it'll fund longer seasons thereafter.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 14:59:11
I have been watching Alcatraz and it's been pretty shit to be honest.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 15:40:02
I still wanna know how they've all warped forward 40 odd years and what they were taking all of that guys blood for.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 16:07:44
I still wanna know how they've all warped forward 40 odd years and what they were taking all of that guys blood for.

It's J. J. Abrams - he doesn't even know the answers. I suspect in series 8 one of the characters would've woken in a cell in Alcatraz back in 1961 and realise it was all a dream. :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 20:40:08
pics?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 21:54:23

Good god :-)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 22:12:20
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Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 22:14:46
Nice...


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 23:01:28
It's not easy having a cuz who's fit. Wrong thoughts, very wrong thoughts.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 23:02:45
[url width=272 height=200]http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f119/nkd420/motorboat.jpg[/url]

That's probably her as well Batch (she's a writer/model for a sex toy company)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Friday, May 11, 2012, 07:28:26
That's probably her as well Batch (she's a writer/model for a sex toy company)

stop it..stop it..

[url width=120 height=95]http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e387/pookies518/Quagmire.jpg[/url]



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Joycie on Friday, May 11, 2012, 08:58:19
It's not easy having a cuz who's fit. Wrong thoughts, very wrong thoughts.

[url width=19 height=31]http://www.b3ta.cr3ation.co.uk/data/gif/4408.uhohpoundit.gif[/url]


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, May 12, 2012, 11:56:32
Watched the first episode of homeland and didn't think it was all that.

Suppose I should give it more of a go


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Saturday, May 12, 2012, 11:59:57


Smash.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: china red on Saturday, May 12, 2012, 12:00:33
Watched the first episode of homeland and didn't think it was all that.

Suppose I should give it more of a go

I found the first couple a bit slow but got better and better.  Definately worth a bit more effort


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Friday, May 18, 2012, 10:03:27
Just watched the season 3 finale of community.

I cannot emphasise enough how truly brilliant and groundbreaking it is. The funniest, cleverest show on TV today. Not sure if it gets shown on UK TV, but it's easy enough to find on the internet. Do yourself a favour and watch it.

Yours sincerely,
A. Fanboy


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Friday, May 18, 2012, 10:16:51
Told you they'd nail the finale ;)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Friday, May 18, 2012, 10:25:18
It's just so brilliant!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Uncletrunx on Saturday, May 19, 2012, 18:20:24
Keith Lemon is currently reminding me of a cross between Graham Norton (camp light entertainment shittery), Hulk Hogan in the 70s (hair and facial topiary) and Thrush (irritation).


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Saturday, May 19, 2012, 18:22:49
Keith Lemon is fucking ace. He should light the torch for the olympics over David Beckham any day


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Saturday, May 19, 2012, 18:30:23
I can't believe they've given Keith Lemon a tea time show.

That show would work so much better on at Celeb Juice's timeslot when he can be properly crude.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Uncletrunx on Saturday, May 19, 2012, 18:33:22
That's exactly it! He needs the ability to be absolutely filthy for this to grow some entertainment value.

I do agree that he'd be better at Olympic torch lighting than Captain Jack Beckham


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Sippo on Saturday, May 19, 2012, 18:51:43
His movie is out soon should be quality.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 05:29:06
Finally caught up on Dexter.

Just watched the season 6 finale.

Fuck it's good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 07:04:01
Always found Keith Lemon to be an irritating fuckwit who tries to hard with properly shit jokes.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: animalwilliams on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 07:19:37
Russell Howard's Good News, latest series is a disappointment.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: thedarkprince on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 08:57:45
New series of In The Thick Of It has just finished filming so hopefully should be on later this year.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: china red on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 11:31:41
Just watched the season 3 finale of community.

I cannot emphasise enough how truly brilliant and groundbreaking it is. The funniest, cleverest show on TV today.


watched all three seasons of this over the last week or so.  Very good


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 12:13:24
I am halfway through Season 3 at the moment.

They have just announced a 4th season, though it will only be 15 episodes which usually means it will be the last.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Thursday, May 31, 2012, 10:22:02
Yeah, they've announced a 4th season but sacked most of the writers. I'm not expecting much


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Joycie on Thursday, May 31, 2012, 16:14:47
Just started Modern Family. It's pretty brilliant.

And the last episode of Game of Thrones was outstanding.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Thursday, May 31, 2012, 18:30:54
And the last episode of Game of Thrones was outstanding.

I've thought the second series is terrible and has gone down hill from the first. Too many different story lines at the same time, makes it difficult to keep track and easy to lose interest. Reckon they could have presented it a lot better.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, May 31, 2012, 18:39:44
I think game of thrones is ace and you get the feeling there's still plenty more to come yet, whereas many other series run out of ideas quickly.

The totty factor is another plus.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: PlymRed on Thursday, May 31, 2012, 19:17:04
And the last episode of Game of Thrones was outstanding.
Agreed, hooked by it atm. The books are fantastic as well


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 03:33:25
Started watching Mad Men tonight.

Something tells me I'm going to get addicted...


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: carbonwhite on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 14:34:32
Just finished watching AMC's Hell on Wheels i have to say it is a brilliant series and cant wait for the next


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 16:38:43
Just finished watching AMC's Hell on Wheels i have to say it is a brilliant series and cant wait for the next

Watched that in America last year, it's a good show, didn't think I would like it but then really enjoyed it.  Well worth a watch, get's really good towards the end.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 17:00:02
Started watching Mad Men tonight.

Something tells me I'm going to get addicted...

I've so wanted to watch this from the start, but have never got around to it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 18:48:19
I've so wanted to watch this from the start, but have never got around to it.

Just downloaded it, gonna give it a go.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 19:38:12
Just started watching Grimm. I'm enjoying it. Done by the guy who did buffs and angel but a lot darker and not marketed for pre-pubecant teens.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 23:55:53
Just watched the season 3 finale of community.

Been watching this from the beginning over the long weekend, halfway through season 3 now.

Think Chevvy Chase is the star of the show, he might be getting on a bit but he's still got it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 01:14:43
Whaaaat?! Chase's character is one of the weakest I'd say. The show relies much more on danny pudi than it does chevy chase


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 08:10:54
Agree, Abed is quality and really owns the show in season 3.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 09:27:40
As the seasons go by you get more than an impression that the network has been meddling with the dynamic of Community but it didn't take a huge hit due to the quality of its writing. Episodes were more or less evenly distributed to start with but the shift has definitely moved towards Pudi, Glover, McHale, Jeong and Rash leaving the female cast to giggle and be ditzy (perhaps that's harsh but they certainly had more going for them earlier in the shows history).

Chase has been reduced to bits and pieces but I'm sure dear old Chevy has only himself to blame as (history proves) he's a bit of a knobhead.

I expect to see more of Chase now that Dan Harmon has left the show.

Community's unique quirks have been, in U.S. television terms, era defining but it's going the way of Arrested Development as a result of it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 11:39:49
one of the only regular programs I watch is silk.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 11:58:18
Silk is very good too.  It is like an English version of The Good Wife, which is also very good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 13:23:45
As the seasons go by you get more than an impression that the network has been meddling with the dynamic of Community but it didn't take a huge hit due to the quality of its writing. Chase has been reduced to bits and pieces but I'm sure dear old Chevy has only himself to blame as (history proves) he's a bit of a knob head.

Chase gets a lot of one liners and delivers them perfectly, whilst not the star of the show he doesn't seem to have lost it.

Watching it back to back it gets crazier to the point of becoming a farce, not saying that's a bad thing but you definitely notice the change. One thing I like about US comedy is the long seasons which give the characters a chance to develop, especially the supporting ones. The dean is a great character who would have been nothing more than an occasional bit part character in the UK.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 13:59:44
Chase gets a lot of one liners and delivers them perfectly, whilst not the star of the show he doesn't seem to have lost it.

Watching it back to back it gets crazier to the point of becoming a farce, not saying that's a bad thing but you definitely notice the change. One thing I like about US comedy is the long seasons which give the characters a chance to develop, especially the supporting ones. The dean is a great character who would have been nothing more than an occasional bit part character in the UK.

Watching it back-to-back in seasons 1 and 2 is brilliant but its quality does dip in season 3 (it had high, high standards as we know).

The one liner is enough for the audience and the show (and for me) but I doubt it's enough for Chase. I'm a big fan of Chevy Chase, the reason I first downloaded Community back in '09 was because it was his return to mainstream comedy, but never underestimate the guys ego.

The 20+ episode thing only works for the best of the best. Many have perished due to the commissioning of too many episodes from the start. Some US comedies/versions (The Office, Parks & Rec, It's Always Sunny..., Workaholics) have started with 6-10 seasons and got bigger, I prefer this model because even if it's cancelled you've still got a nice cult classic with a start and finish (Andy Barker PI,

Incidentally, the comedy 'Workaholics' has gone to 20 odd episodes for its third season so I'll be interested to see how it copes.

It's a good immature guilty pleasure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML_yKt_SzvI&feature=relmfu


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: kerry red on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 14:18:16
Been watching Hit and Miss on Atlantic - trans-sexual hitman(woman).

Every episode manages to show a nude shot of the lead character with a great pair of tits and meat and 2 veg as well!

Not bad, actually


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 14:21:22
Wait...

The lead character has tits AND meat and two veg.

What the fuck are you watching?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: kerry red on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 14:35:51
Wait...

The lead character has tits AND meat and two veg.

What the fuck are you watching?

Hence the trans-sexual bit. Obviously a good bit of editing cos tits and meat are both in the one shot.

Unless they've been recruiting in Thailand!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 14:46:07
 ??? ??? ??? ???


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Amir on Monday, June 11, 2012, 16:59:48
Just watched the season 3 finale of community.

I cannot emphasise enough how truly brilliant and groundbreaking it is. The funniest, cleverest show on TV today. Not sure if it gets shown on UK TV, but it's easy enough to find on the internet. Do yourself a favour and watch it.

Yours sincerely,
A. Fanboy


I went out and bought the first few episodes of this thanks to you(it's easier to do that here).  Initially I thought the characters would grind me, but it took less than an episode to get me hooked.  Consequently, I now love Community, and I love you.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Monday, June 11, 2012, 20:18:01
Awww


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Monday, June 11, 2012, 20:22:28
finished the 1st season of Grimm yesterday and it was superb. Its by the makers of buffy and angel but its a lot darker. i recommend it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Monday, June 11, 2012, 22:33:51
Couldn't stand Buffy and Angel so I'll give it a miss thanks chubster!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Thursday, June 14, 2012, 13:49:34
Britain in a day was superb


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Thursday, June 14, 2012, 15:08:42
Couldn't stand Buffy and Angel so I'll give it a miss thanks chubster!
i would give it a go, honestly.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Thursday, June 14, 2012, 16:34:04
i would give it a go, honestly.

I might download and give it a go just to keep you happy, but if it's crap I'm sending the boys around!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Thursday, June 14, 2012, 16:45:38
finished the 1st season of Grimm yesterday and it was superb. Its by the makers of buffy and angel but its a lot darker. i recommend it.

I've only seen the first three episodes of Grimm and I wasn't impressed does it get better then? i've got the rest series linked


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Sunday, June 24, 2012, 10:33:31
Now started series two of Community, i'm enjoying it thus far.
Similar comedy style to Scrubs, but not quite as good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, June 24, 2012, 10:39:19
I think it's significantly better than Scrubs ever was. For me, Scrubs grew quite tiresome from quite an early stage (given how long it lasted).


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DV Canio on Sunday, June 24, 2012, 10:48:00
I've just watched all 9 series of Scrubs and I think its brilliant - all the way through, start to finish!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Sunday, June 24, 2012, 10:48:58
has anyone got into "its always sunny in philadelphia?"

its really good twisted humour from the US (think arrested development) and in the later series stars danny devito!



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, June 24, 2012, 11:11:48
I'm a happy owner of the Six-Pack. The last season had a bit of a dip but it's still quite strong.


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Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, July 1, 2012, 13:16:35
Been watching Big Bang Theory

Typical American Sitcom..... bland humour but easy to watch.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Sunday, July 1, 2012, 13:34:02
I think i've said it somewhere on here before, but the popularity of the BBT makes me weep


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Sunday, July 1, 2012, 14:07:43
I think i've said it somewhere on here before, but the popularity of the BBT makes me weep

It's weird I always hated it, but some how I recently started to love it. The same happened with Friends. :(


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, July 1, 2012, 14:12:06
The same happened with Friends. :(

I'm going to just pretend I didn't read that


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, July 1, 2012, 14:30:04
I'm going to just pretend I didn't read that

Anistons nipples alone were good enough reason to watch it


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Sunday, July 1, 2012, 14:42:20
Friends is quality.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Simon Pieman on Sunday, July 1, 2012, 15:05:37
It's weird I always hated it, but some how I recently started to love it. The same happened with Friends. :(

It tends to become 'background telly' in my house for when I'm waiting for something else to start.

Conversely I tend to attempt the same thing with How I Met Your Mother but I end up properly watching it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, July 1, 2012, 15:29:34
BBT is like many a comedy. It was good at the beginning when the characters were developing. It reached a high point in around the 3rd season. The 4th was on the downward trend (but with a few good episodes) but by the 100th episode they had run out of ideas and the subsequent stuff was poor. I fear for season 6 - but will watch it when it comes out in September!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: otanswell on Sunday, July 1, 2012, 17:17:26
2 weeks till season 5 of Breaking Bad

Walter White and Jesse Pinkman are fucking gangster
SLINGING DOPE YO
BITCH!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Kinky Tom on Sunday, July 1, 2012, 19:10:21
2 weeks till season 5 of Breaking Bad

Walter White and Jesse Pinkman are fucking gangster
SLINGING DOPE YO
BITCH!

awesome, finished season 4 a week or so ago, good timing that... :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Sunday, July 1, 2012, 21:42:55
Continuum is pretty good, and well worth a watch.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Sunday, July 1, 2012, 21:57:24
awesome, finished season 4 a week or so ago, good timing that... :)

It will have to go some to beat 4, but being the last one I expect Walt to go out all guns blazing.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: otanswell on Sunday, July 1, 2012, 22:08:20
Split series 5 into two mini seasons i believe.
Also on about making a film too, dont see the point in that though to be honest.

One last thing, Skyler is the kind of person I would shoot my bolt in her face then run off down the street soapy tit wank


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mystical_goat on Monday, July 2, 2012, 21:16:26
My mate's TV show People Just Do Nothing has been given a pilot by the BBC. It's a mocumentary type thing, give it a go

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00v5jj0/People_Just_Do_Nothing_Episode_1/

[url width=720 height=408]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_j3dfoM_74D0/TTIlGjoTFKI/AAAAAAAAABo/zGfgA36zOBc/s1600/people+just+do+nothing.jpg[/url]


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Monday, July 2, 2012, 22:18:45
My mate's TV show People Just Do Nothing has been given a pilot by the BBC. It's a mocumentary type thing, give it a go

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00v5jj0/People_Just_Do_Nothing_Episode_1/

[url width=720 height=408]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_j3dfoM_74D0/TTIlGjoTFKI/AAAAAAAAABo/zGfgA36zOBc/s1600/people+just+do+nothing.jpg[/url]
you owe me 20 minutes of my life back please.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: yeo on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 11:31:53
I just finished Veep.Its outstanding.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: london_red on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 11:34:37
I just finished Veep.Its outstanding.

Yeah I liked it, basically an American Thick Of It. Thought it might be a letdown with no single Malcolm Tucker-esque character but was pleasantly surprised.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 11:36:47
I've become rather addicted to Four in a Bed! B&B owners stay at each others establishments and have to pay what they think the room's worth. It sounds boring but the bitching makes it well worth watching. Weekdays on Channel 4 at 5pm.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 13:43:49
I've become rather addicted to Four in a Bed! B&B owners stay at each others establishments and have to pay what they think the room's worth. It sounds boring but the bitching makes it well worth watching. Weekdays on Channel 4 at 5pm.

Do you watch coach trip too?

I've just remembered some TV programs from my yoof -

Kick Start
Inch High Private Eye
Terrahawks
Space 1999
Buck Rogers

They don't make telly like that anymore  ;)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: tans on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 14:11:38
Terrahawks! Got the box set! Its quality


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Sippo on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, 17:31:27
Any one watching dine with me this week on channel 4? Shit the bed she has huge boobs!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Gnasher on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, 18:38:11
Do you watch coach trip too?

I've just remembered some TV programs from my yoof -

Kick Start
Inch High Private Eye
Terrahawks
Space 1999
Buck Rogers

They don't make telly like that anymore  ;)


No, I've never watched it. The Hotel is pretty good though (similar sort of thing I believe).

Remember those from my childhood too!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Friday, July 6, 2012, 19:30:22
Just seen this posted on Facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Ftvline.com%2F2012%2F07%2F02%2Fdexter-season-7-video-trailer%2F&h=pAQEQIyn6


Can't wait!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Friday, July 6, 2012, 20:18:54
about to start prison break from the beginning with the missus, one of my top 3 tv programs


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, July 6, 2012, 21:18:36
T in the Park now on BBC3.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Friday, July 6, 2012, 21:25:54
Metal Hammer Golden Gods is on Scuzz at 10.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Monday, July 9, 2012, 07:44:46
Started watching Supernatural again from the beginning I started it when it first started but stopped when they had a mid season break, I've forgotten how good it is. I love that car they drive anyone know what it is?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Monday, July 9, 2012, 09:24:49
[url width=500 height=333]http://19.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_krecmt2vZp1qz7b3yo1_500.jpg[/url]

1967 Chevvy Impala



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Joycie on Monday, July 9, 2012, 09:37:15
Started watching The Wire again from S1 for the benefit of Flatmate.

It really is superb telly.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Monday, July 9, 2012, 10:06:55
[url width=500 height=333]http://19.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_krecmt2vZp1qz7b3yo1_500.jpg[/url]

1967 Chevvy Impala



I do like that car, and the noise the engine makes when its ticking over


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mystical_goat on Monday, July 9, 2012, 16:42:31
Started watching The Wire again from S1 for the benefit of Flatmate.

It really is superb telly.

I've just finished series 2, not as good as the first. Though I'm told 3 is better.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: pumbaa on Monday, July 9, 2012, 20:59:53
Chevy Impala = gutless sofa on wheels.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Joycie on Monday, July 9, 2012, 23:01:57
I've just finished series 2, not as good as the first. Though I'm told 3 is better.
I wasn't a massive fan of S2 (although it's still better than most other shows), but I'm told it's better on second viewing. The characters that are introduced from S3 onwards are brilliant.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: carbonwhite on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 07:00:54
I wasn't a massive fan of S2 (although it's still better than most other shows), but I'm told it's better on second viewing. The characters that are introduced from S3 onwards are brilliant.
Season 2 took a hit because of the Writers strikes that was going on at the time.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 11:04:57
I think S2 gets unfairly panned. It might not stand up as well against the rest of the series but compare it to the majority of TV shows and it pisses all over them.

Some great characters too, Ziggy, Frank and Nick are amongst my favourites.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 12:11:10
the other half is loving prison break, finaly get to watch something i want, not that i havent enjoyed the likes of NCIS, Criminal Minds etc but its about time i chose something :-)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 12:20:50
I think S2 gets unfairly panned. It might not stand up as well against the rest of the series but compare it to the majority of TV shows and it pisses all over them.

Some great characters too, Ziggy, Frank and Nick are amongst my favourites.

I think I recalled really liking series 2, I'm sure it was 3, maybe 4 - I'm not entirely sure - where I became very bored.

I'm not sure why, but I've been about half way through series 5 for about 6 months, I just stopped watching it without reason. I should finish it soon really.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Joycie on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 12:24:47
The Wire ruined my fourth year at uni.  :doh:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Processed Beats on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 13:50:31
Really looking forward to Revolution, which will air in the US in September. It's directed by the bloke who did the Iron Man films and produced by JJ Abrams.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwfCRAtkYEI


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 17:52:51
Really looking forward to Revolution, which will air in the US in September. It's directed by the bloke who did the Iron Man films and produced by JJ Abrams.

He is Jon Favreau, have some respect.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZChD_Gni8U


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 18:47:46
I think I recalled really liking series 2, I'm sure it was 3, maybe 4 - I'm not entirely sure - where I became very bored.

I'm not sure why, but I've been about half way through series 5 for about 6 months, I just stopped watching it without reason. I should finish it soon really.

I'm in the minority that thinks The Wire wasn't as good as everyone claims. It's ok and better than a lot of stuff on TV but when I'd finished it I felt the same as I did with most HBO dramas. There is little character development and you're basically watching their daily life over a few years and you can sum up the entire show in a sentence - some cops going after some drug dealers. There is no real story and no beginning or end.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 18:51:13
'the fuck did I do?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: leefer on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 20:40:13
Dynamo...new series on Watch......brilliant as ever.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 23:16:20
Currently watching the newsroom on sky Atlantic. It's actually quite good, paced quite well and keeps you held quite well.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: yeo on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 00:11:48
Currently watching the newsroom on sky Atlantic. It's actually quite good, paced quite well and keeps you held quite well.

Its had quite average reviews but its Aaron Sorkin so it must be good? must remember to download it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 12:56:48
I just watched The Newsroom on Sky Anytime+ and thought it was excellent. I'll be putting the rest in my planner.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 13:01:44
I'm on the second series of Breaking Bad. I have to admit that I'm finding it a little tiresome and predictable.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 13:08:24
I'm on the second series of Breaking Bad. I have to admit that I'm finding it a little tiresome and predictable.

Worth perservering with.  Season 4 is brilliant


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 13:29:32
I'm on the second series of Breaking Bad. I have to admit that I'm finding it a little tiresome and predictable.

Have you wanted to slap his wife yet? Don't think i've ever come across a more irritating tv character before.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 13:37:38
Have you wanted to slap his wife yet? Don't think i've ever come across a more irritating tv character before.

Definitely one for the "birds you would, but really shouldn't" thread.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Joycie on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 13:57:27
I'm in the minority that thinks The Wire wasn't as good as everyone claims. It's ok and better than a lot of stuff on TV but when I'd finished it I felt the same as I did with most HBO dramas. There is little character development and you're basically watching their daily life over a few years and you can sum up the entire show in a sentence - some cops going after some drug dealers. There is no real story and no beginning or end.

Are you kidding me on? I don't think you've quite picked up on the show if you haven't seen any character development. Prez, Bodie, Stringer, and Michael some glaring examples of it.

The point of the program isn't the daily life of a baltimore detective, it's the corruption & depth of city life in Baltimore.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 14:15:43
Just watched the webisodes of The Walking Dead, 5 shorts that show how the woman that Rick kills in the first episode comes to being a mangled torso crawling across a field.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 14:36:11
Worth perservering with.  Season 4 is brilliant

I will do. I had the same feeling about season 2 of Six Feet Under and nearly gave up watching it but it improved immensely, the hype surrounding Breaking Bad can't be wrong...

Are you kidding me on? I don't think you've quite picked up on the show if you haven't seen any character development. Prez, Bodie, Stringer, and Michael some glaring examples of it.

The point of the program isn't the daily life of a baltimore detective, it's the corruption & depth of city life in Baltimore.

Exactly this.

I was going to post something similar but didn't have the appetite for a debate with jonny.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 15:25:41
Are you kidding me on? I don't think you've quite picked up on the show if you haven't seen any character development. Prez, Bodie, Stringer, and Michael some glaring examples of it.

The point of the program isn't the daily life of a baltimore detective, it's the corruption & depth of city life in Baltimore.

They started off criminals or cops and ended the same. Sure stuff happens but come the end of it everything is pretty much back where it started. Not saying it makes it a bad show but it's not something I can get too excited about. Think it becomes a lot more noticeable when you watch the entire thing back to back in a short space of time, which I did.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Joycie on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 15:40:23
They started off criminals or cops and ended the same. Sure stuff happens but come the end of it everything is pretty much back where it started. Not saying it makes it a bad show but it's not something I can get too excited about. Think it becomes a lot more noticeable when you watch the entire thing back to back in a short space of time, which I did.
Pretty big point of the show, that as much as mayors, police heads etc say there's going to be change, nothing ever changes. Highlights the struggle the lower level cops (McNulty, Daniels etc) have when trying to make a difference.

Having every character go from drug dealer to born again great guy isn't realistic, so isn't in the show.

Look at Omar's character for example. Absolute nutcase on the street, seemingly not afraid of death, then shows his other side, flaming homosexual who cares about his partner(s) and shows a crazy level of emotion.

If you like simplistic stuff, very easy to spot 'character development' and obvious themes/messages, I'd stick to E4 etc. They have plenty of garbage that cater for folk who like that sort of tv.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 16:14:13
Think it becomes a lot more noticeable when you watch the entire thing back to back in a short space of time, which I did.

I watched all 60 episodes in the space of a couple of months and you would have to be pretty dumb to not notice the character development.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 16:32:45
Please stop all this The Wire talk, will be forced to re-watch it otherwise.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 16:53:57
Pretty big point of the show, that as much as mayors, police heads etc say there's going to be change, nothing ever changes. Highlights the struggle the lower level cops (McNulty, Daniels etc) have when trying to make a difference.

Totally agree - it was deliberate and the point of the show, almost a documentary type angle to it. Again, not saying it makes it bad but it's not for me.

If you like simplistic stuff, very easy to spot 'character development' and obvious themes/messages, I'd stick to E4 etc. They have plenty of garbage that cater for folk who like that sort of tv.

TV elitism has always been one of my pet hates. Just because someone doesn't like or get a show like The Wire it doesn't mean they are thick and only capable of watching TV that you view as garbage.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 17:37:20
Please stop all this The Wire talk, will be forced to re-watch it otherwise.

Never seen it, is it any good? do the character's develop well?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 19:39:35
Never seen it, is it any good? do the character's develop well?

I've heard The Wire's character development is particularly noticeable as it progresses.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bathtime on Thursday, July 12, 2012, 11:27:24
Just catching up with `In the Line of Duty` watched first 2 last night....great stuff...!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mystical_goat on Thursday, July 12, 2012, 12:42:11
Please stop all this The Wire talk, will be forced to re-watch it otherwise.

I'm going to watch the Wire tonight.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, July 12, 2012, 13:31:27
Just catching up with `In the Line of Duty` watched first 2 last night....great stuff...!

Its very good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Thursday, July 12, 2012, 20:04:48
Really looking forward to Revolution, which will air in the US in September. It's directed by the bloke who did the Iron Man films and produced by JJ Abrams.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwfCRAtkYEI

It does look good, will have to give it a watch when it starts.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Thursday, July 12, 2012, 21:07:08
Looks good. Nice to see Giancarlo Esposito from Breaking Bad getting another good role.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: london_red on Friday, July 13, 2012, 12:55:03
Looks good. Nice to see Giancarlo Esposito from Breaking Bad getting another good role.

Agreed, thought he was excellent in BB. Not a patch on his early work though

http://www.buzzfeed.com/reelsnarky/check-out-breaking-bads-gus-fring-on-1982-sesame-5xqt


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, July 13, 2012, 15:40:16
only just 'met' his character in Breaking Bad but he was great in Do The Right Thing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc6_XgtOQgI&t=0m17s


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Friday, July 13, 2012, 17:52:30
only just 'met' his character in Breaking Bad but he was great in Do The Right Thing

I've always felt that many parts of DTRT feels more theatre than film. That scene being a good example.

You should have warned innocent bystanders that the clip involves Martin Lawrence acting with a lisp.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 00:54:36
Just watched the first episode of House of Lies.  From what I can see so far....   well worth downloading.....  or wait for Sky Atlantic in September.

Gonna watch episode 2 now, i'll keep you informed.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 10:40:06
Just catching up with `In the Line of Duty` watched first 2 last night....great stuff...!

Made me remember 'Tour of duty' from a few years back, I used to enjoy that.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 11:31:52
Made me remember 'Tour of duty' from a few years back, I used to enjoy that.

First couple of series were excellent after pub viewing. They repeated them on one of the sky channels a few years ago, finally got to see how it all ended.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 13:52:02
" I see a red door and I want it painted black...."


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 13:53:11
"No colours anymore I want them to turn black"


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: carbonwhite on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 17:37:27
Just started a series called Continuum  not so bad if people like the time travel.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 17:39:13
Just started a series called Continuum  not so bad if people like the time travel.

It's really good, I'm enjoying it. Good bit of sci fi.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 08:30:37
New Alcatraz tonight.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: pumbaa on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 09:23:50
Just started a series called Continuum  not so bad if people like the time travel.

Details please. What channel, time etc. TY.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 10:03:48
New Alcatraz tonight.

 ??? Thought they cancelled Alcatraz?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 10:06:17
??? Thought they cancelled Alcatraz?

They did


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Processed Beats on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 10:06:21
New Alcatraz tonight.

Don't think it's new?

Remember seeing an article about it being cancelled after the first season. Shame really, because it showed some promise at the very end.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: slinky on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 12:15:10
Don't think it's new?

Remember seeing an article about it being cancelled after the first season. Shame really, because it showed some promise at the very end.

It did show promise and they left it with a load of cliff hangers.  Guess we will never know what happens???


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 12:22:03
It did show promise and they left it with a load of cliff hangers.  Guess we will never know what happens???

I'm surprised that a different newtwork didn't buy the rights for the series.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 17:38:43
I'm surprised that a different newtwork didn't buy the rights for the series.

Only that's not what happened, not at all.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: yeo on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 18:55:20
I'm really enjoying The Newsroom ,its almost as good as The West Wing was.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 19:40:55
I'm really enjoying The Newsroom ,its almost as good as The West Wing was.

Have to say I nearly deleted it when I realised episode length was greater than my attention span at that time of night. Glad I didn't, its not yet perfect but its pretty damn good.

Never watch The West Wing.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: yeo on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 22:36:14
Have to say I nearly deleted it when I realised episode length was greater than my attention span at that time of night. Glad I didn't, its not yet perfect but its pretty damn good.

Never watch The West Wing.


really :o

That's Box Set Heaven!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mrverve on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 22:57:33
I've just bought Breaking Bad seasons 1 & 2, a few of my mates were going on and on about it, let's see what this hypes all about!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 23:55:04
I've just bought Breaking Bad seasons 1 & 2, a few of my mates were going on and on about it, let's see what this hypes all about!

1 is good, 2 and 3 are OK, 4 is brilliant.  I get the feeling from watching 1 episode of the final season that it's gonna be epic.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Simon Pieman on Thursday, July 19, 2012, 00:01:21
I've just started watching Breaking Bad too. I'm on series 2 and I think it may try my patience a little bit, but I really enjoyed the first series.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Thursday, July 19, 2012, 10:22:41
Details please. What channel, time etc. TY.

It's on a Sunday night in the states, I've not seen it trailered on TV here yet though, there are about 6 or 7 episodes so far.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: pumbaa on Thursday, July 19, 2012, 10:45:03
It's on a Sunday night in the states, I've not seen it trailered on TV here yet though, there are about 6 or 7 episodes so far.

Me neither, and hence why I asked, thinking if I'd missed just the first episode, I could catch up pdq. I'll keep a look out for it. TY.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Thursday, July 19, 2012, 12:50:04
??? Thought they cancelled Alcatraz?

Yeah it just seems to be a repeat of the first series, although I am absolutely certain the advert said new series.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, July 19, 2012, 13:17:18
Yeah it just seems to be a repeat of the first series, although I am absolutely certain the advert said new series.

It would be if you hadn't seen it originally.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Thursday, July 19, 2012, 15:26:25
It's all gritty American shows these days, whatever happened to shows like 321 and bullseye?  :no:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: blah blah on Thursday, July 19, 2012, 15:34:15
It's all gritty American shows these days, whatever happened to shows like 321 and bullseye?  :no:

Welcome to Challenge TV !


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: carbonwhite on Monday, July 23, 2012, 06:02:49
Details please. What channel, time etc. TY.
Don't think its out over here yet i have been downloading them on torrent. Think there shown on showcase over in the states.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Monday, July 23, 2012, 10:58:34
Just finished watching the first series of Grimm. It's your usual procedural crime drama, except with great characters and fairy tale creatures masquerading as normal people. Second season starts in August too.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Monday, July 23, 2012, 11:18:38
Just finished watching the first series of Grimm. It's your usual procedural crime drama, except with great characters and fairy tale creatures masquerading as normal people. Second season starts in August too.

I just couldn't get into it, watched about 5 episodes of it, then gave up.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Monday, July 23, 2012, 18:46:13
I watched some of New Amsterdam the other day. It's about 4 years old and was swiftly cancelled but when I read the plot summary I had to give it a go. I was hoping for 'so bad it's good' but it was just bad.

It's about a colonial solider who saves the life of a native and to show her gratitude she makes him immortal. He is now a 400 year old recovering alcoholic and NYPD detective...!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Amsterdam_(TV_series)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Monday, July 23, 2012, 22:13:31
I watched some of New Amsterdam the other day. It's about 4 years old and was swiftly cancelled but when I read the plot summary I had to give it a go. I was hoping for 'so bad it's good' but it was just bad.

It's about a colonial solider who saves the life of a native and to show her gratitude she makes him immortal. He is now a 400 year old recovering alcoholic and NYPD detective...!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Amsterdam_(TV_series)

I saw this about the same time I watched the American version of Life on Mars. Nearly killed me.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Monday, July 23, 2012, 22:18:05
Not liking the look of the American Inbetweeners.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Freddies Ferret on Friday, July 27, 2012, 16:48:22
Going to give breaking bad season 1 a go tonight


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Langers on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 19:22:06
Just watched the first series of Game of Thrones as I just finished the book and thought it was quite good, will watch the second series once I have read the second book.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, August 13, 2012, 16:14:17
http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2012/08/08/meet-americas-favourite-tv-family/

If it was any other country i'd assume this was a piss-take.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: leefer on Monday, August 13, 2012, 20:13:05
New series of Who Do You Think You Are starts this week.

Love it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Monday, August 13, 2012, 22:41:14
I've sort of been enjoying the new series of Vexed.

Can't quite make my mind up though as to whether it's really good or really shit.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Monday, August 13, 2012, 23:35:38
Ha, I'm the same... but i think I've decided it's good but stupid. And the woman in it is superb. As is the blokes Merc.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 16:20:13
Just watched the first episode of a program called person of interest, its by JJ Abrams and one of the Nolan Brothers the one that did the Dark Knight. Wasn't to bad and it starts on channel 5 soon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbfGzFMxmHo


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 16:27:31
Just watched the first episode of a program called person of interest, its by JJ Abrams and one of the Nolan Brothers the one that did the Dark Knight. Wasn't to bad and it starts on channel 5 soon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbfGzFMxmHo

I've got this in my planner as it looks good. I don't have very high hopes though as I have an extremely low tolerance and opinion of JJ Abrams style. If it does what most of his stuff does (poses more questions than it answers), I'll quit around the 3rd episode and save myself the arse ache.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 16:31:32
I've got this in my planner as it looks good. I don't have very high hopes though as I have an extremely low tolerance and opinion of JJ Abrams style. If it does what most of his stuff does (poses more questions than it answers), I'll quit around the 3rd episode and save myself the arse ache.

Its got that bloke in it from lost 'len' or 'ben' and in this he also has a list. I'll watch the next couple of episodes. It'll probably get cancelled before it gets going properly anyway.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bewster on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 18:16:05
PDC Legend programme on ESPN Classic (425) @ 7pm.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 18:58:13
Re-watching Generation Kill. Excellent.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Coca Fola on Thursday, August 16, 2012, 00:55:08
Anyone watch Accused? Only wanted to watch it because it had Sean Bean and that scouse bloke in it, very strange program..


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Thursday, August 16, 2012, 09:43:34
Been watching Luther, its been on the planner for over a year  :)

Enjoying it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Thursday, August 16, 2012, 14:16:29
New series of Who Do You Think You Are starts this week.

Love it.

Samantha Womack was a very likeable person I thought.

Got some interesting folks coming up in this series, John Barnes aside.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Saturday, August 18, 2012, 13:35:52
Been watching Luther, its been on the planner for over a year  :)

Enjoying it.

Luthur is fucking immense. Hope they make more.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: @MacPhlea on Saturday, August 18, 2012, 13:37:45
Going to give breaking bad season 1 a go tonight

You won't regret it! I'm on season 5 and it's been immense through every series..


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, August 18, 2012, 13:56:36
Been watching Luther, its been on the planner for over a year  :)

Enjoying it.
The second series is even better than the first.

I've been watching the Shadow Line, anyone else seen it? Very good so far.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, August 18, 2012, 14:14:34
The second series is even better than the first.

I've been watching the Shadow Line, anyone else seen it? Very good so far.

Yeah, its ace. Watched it after Oxford fan recommended it. Is he travelling?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: pauld on Saturday, August 18, 2012, 14:16:03
The second series is even better than the first.

I've been watching the Shadow Line, anyone else seen it? Very good so far.
I saw that. Superb, if a little baffling in places.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, August 18, 2012, 19:55:06
Re-Watched Generation Kill for the first time since it came out. As good as I remember it. Written by the same chap who did The Wire so any fans of that should like this.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, August 20, 2012, 00:02:42
Just watched black out on the planner.......v good..

Also had bedlam but deleted the shit after a few minutes.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Monday, August 20, 2012, 20:47:27
Just started watching New Girl, mainly for Zooey Deschanel. First few episodes are terrible but it gets a lot better.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: @MacPhlea on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 10:07:12
Watched the first episode of Strike Back last night - very much In the mould of spooks - fight scenes were a bit weak but I'll give episode 2 a go... Anyone else seen this?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: london_red on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 10:12:39
Yeah I'm about half way through the second season - Strike Back:Project Dawn. Better than the first season I think - becomes a bit more 24 than spooks. Very decent entertainment if not the most intellectual show.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 10:29:18
Watched the first episode of Strike Back last night - very much In the mould of spooks - fight scenes were a bit weak but I'll give episode 2 a go... Anyone else seen this?

Yeah I quite enjoyed Strike Back: Project Dawn.

I am just on the last episode of The Wire. How could I have missed this the first time?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 13:07:13
Yeah I quite enjoyed Strike Back: Project Dawn.

I am just on the last episode of The Wire. How could I have missed this the first time?
Your life will never be the same when you finish watching The Wire.



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 13:13:43
It was a weird feeling watching that last episode knowing there weren't going to be any more.

I miss McNulty :(


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 13:16:51
Just started watching New Girl, mainly for Zooey Deschanel. First few episodes are terrible but it gets a lot better.
Does she get her tits out then?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 13:20:38
It was a weird feeling watching that last episode knowing there weren't going to be any more.

I miss McNulty :(

Sorry, I should have said the last episode of the first series!! I believe there are 4 in total? I have the first 2 series on DVD. I assume it goes downhill after series 1 as most of these tend to do?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 13:24:50
Sorry, I should have said the last episode of the first series!! I believe there are 4 in total? I have the first 2 series on DVD. I assume it goes downhill after series 1 as most of these tend to do?

People disagree, but I found it did, yes, although not by much. Series 5 is still better than almost all other series 1's of other programs.

As I said before, the writer of this made Generation Kill after The Wire so give that a watch if you find it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: @MacPhlea on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 13:28:46
People disagree, but I found it did, yes, although not by much. Series 5 is still better than almost all other series 1's of other programs.

As I said before, the writer of this made Generation Kill after The Wire so give that a watch if you find it.
I think season 3 or 4 got hit by the writers strike so wained a little - overall I loved watching every night when t was on BBC2 a few  years ago


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 13:45:44
I think all of the series are brilliant, particularly 1 and 4. I'm with Samdy on this, it's a weird feeling knowing that there will be no more Wire as you approach the end of series 5 and although it's good to watch again it's never the same.

I need to check out Generation Kill, has anyone else been watching Treme? Another program from David Simon and not so different from the Wire in terms of the politics etc. I've got The Corner to watch but haven't got round to it yet.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 13:47:53
I started watching Treme a while back but found it slower than The Wire to get into.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 13:55:41
Once i'm done with Breaking Bad (halfway through season two), I might give The Wire another go. I've attempted it a couple of times but gave up after a couple of episodes, but everyone seems to say it's brilliant, so will persevere with it.

Having said that, people were raving about Community, I gave up on that halfway through season two.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 14:00:18
Treme isn't that slow, I think it's just that there are so many sub-plots going on simultaneously that it feels as though things take a while to develop or reach a resolution.

It also stars everyone's favourite recovering heroine addict Harley from The Wire/Steve Earle.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 14:02:39
Once i'm done with Breaking Bad (halfway through season two), I might give The Wire another go. I've attempted it a couple of times but gave up after a couple of episodes, but everyone seems to say it's brilliant, so will persevere with it.

Having said that, people were raving about Community, I gave up on that halfway through season two.

I'm with you. I've ground to a halt midway through Season 2 of Breaking Bad. I do plan on continuing, but it's hard to find the enthusiasm for slow programmes.

I also found The Wire slow as fuck and I plodded through Series 3 & 4, which was like watching paint dry, but although I was enjoying season 5, I stopped watching for no apparent reason. I will start again when my my planner's empty and I'm at a real loss for something to do. :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 14:03:56
I've got The Corner to watch but haven't got round to it yet.

Seen a few episodes of that. Good to see The Wire regulars in slightly different roles.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 14:06:19
I'm with you. I've ground to a halt midway through Season 2 of Breaking Bad. I do plan on continuing, but it's hard to find the enthusiasm for slow programmes.

I also found The Wire slow as fuck and I plodded through Series 3 & 4, which was like watching paint dry, but although I was enjoying season 5, I stopped watching for no apparent reason. I will start again when my my planner's empty and I'm at a real loss for something to do. :)

I think you may have misread what I said, I haven't given up with Breaking Bad, just currently halfway through season two :)
I only started watching it on Saturday, wiffy was on a hen weekend so spent most of the weekend watching it, very enjoyable so far, and I certainly wouldn't call it slow.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 14:07:55
I'm with you. I've ground to a halt midway through Season 2 of Breaking Bad. I do plan on continuing, but it's hard to find the enthusiasm for slow programmes.
I felt exactly the same about season two but was bullied into watching the rest. It gets much better towards the end and season 3 is fantastic. Got to wait until October for the DVD over here though.

The only other show that gives the Wire a run for its money is Six Feet Under. Much slower and requires more patience but it is truly wonderful:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 14:09:52
The only other show that gives the Wire a run for its money is Six Feet Under. Much slower and requires more patience but it is truly wonderful:

The Sopranos?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 14:10:19
No sorry, it's not that slow, I think I just got bored with it - I don't know why - I loved Season 1. I think I struggle to watch anything that's longer than a few episodes these days!

The Wire is slow though, but although I'm not finished, I think Season 5 will leave me remembering it fondly.

I felt exactly the same about season two but was bullied into watching the rest. It gets much better towards the end and season 3 is fantastic. Got to wait until October for the DVD over here though.

Part of me knows that Breaking Bad is going to be good. I just love the concept behind it. It's too well liked for it to be no good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 14:12:36
The Sopranos?

I'll see your Sopranos and raise you Last of the Summer Wine.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 14:12:48
The Sopranos?
shamefully I have never watched it.

I do have a Norwegian series called Lillyhammer to watch which stars Steve van Zandt(?). It's about a former mobster who testifies at a trial in exchange for witness protection and a new life in Lillehammer. It's supposed to be very amusing:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 08:07:22
Sopranos is No.1 for me.  Followed by Breaking bad and then the wire.  All other mentioned are very good also (Treme, The Corner etc.)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 09:37:41
Chalk up another one for The Sopranos.

The West Wing does give it a run for its money though


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 10:29:35
Was 24 any cop? Never seen that either.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 10:45:46
Was 24 any cop? Never seen that either.

24 was ok, but it get got very very predictable and repetive, bad guy comes along, but there is a bigger bad guy pulling the strings, jack bauer says 'dammit' alot, and there never seems to be any secruity checks done in ctu as there is always a mole. working for the bad guy.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 10:46:33
I found 24 far too long, I know that was the gimmick (24 x 1 hour episodes set through the course of a day), but it dragged on and on.
I watched the whole of series 2, which was pretty good, but gave up half way through series 3.




Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 11:37:28
Sopranos is the best TV show ever in my numble opinion. I have never watched the Wire though.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Simon Pieman on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 13:36:25
Shamefully I still haven't watched The Sopranos.

I've got through the first 3 series of Breaking Bad and despite a limited premise it's still going strong.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 13:38:38
Sopranos is the best TV show ever in my numble opinion. I have never watched the Wire though.
you would definitely enjoy The Wire. I think the box set is fairly cheap online


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 13:51:31
Shamefully I still haven't watched The Sopranos.

I hadn't until this year. It cropped up on BT Vision so gave it a watch and got hooked. Currently mid-way through the last series.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 13:58:15
guilty pleasure at the moment is New Girl.
also watching Grimm and how i met your mother.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 14:33:48
Shamefully I still haven't watched The Sopranos.

I've got through the first 3 series of Breaking Bad and despite a limited premise it's still going strong.

I started watching it last year, got half through season two and stopped. It wasn't bad, but i've just never got round to watching it again. The episodes are too long


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Friday, August 24, 2012, 14:28:03
Just finished watching the "Summer season finale" of Suits.

Fucking amazing show in my opinion. Can't wait for January and new episodes!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Friday, August 24, 2012, 15:24:38
Just finished watching the "Summer season finale" of Suits.

Fucking amazing show in my opinion. Can't wait for January and new episodes!

I've just finished ep9 of season 2 of that! need to get last nights episode... it's great.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Friday, August 24, 2012, 15:25:12
It's as good as expected.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, August 24, 2012, 19:40:01
you would definitely enjoy The Wire. I think the box set is fairly cheap online

Even cheaper on the Pirate Bay ;)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Saturday, August 25, 2012, 00:36:40
The Idris Elba programme on Clubbing earlier was pretty good. Watching the "Live House Party" that followed it now, enjoying Grandmaster Flash - surprised by some of the stuff he is playing (currently the Pet Shop Boys).


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: thedarkprince on Saturday, August 25, 2012, 00:38:12
The Idris Elba programme on Clubbing earlier was pretty good. Watching the "Live House Party" that followed it now, enjoying Grandmaster Flash - surprised by some of the stuff he is playing.

Yep, enjoying the 80s and 90s stuff he's done so far.  Hope this is available on watch again as there's no way I'll make all 6 hours of this.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: thedarkprince on Saturday, August 25, 2012, 00:38:52
A few less shout outs wouldn't do any harm mind.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Saturday, August 25, 2012, 00:46:55
A few less shout outs wouldn't do any harm mind.

True dat. Pity he hasn't got an MC rather than doing it himself, kind of fucking it up a bit.

Enjoying the mix of music though, if I ever get round to DJ'ing again that's the kind of set I'd be playing.



Title: Re: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: herthab on Sunday, August 26, 2012, 20:59:37
A Touch Of Cloth, just about to start on sky 1. Written by Charlie Brooker, so I'm expecting big things .......


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: janaage on Sunday, August 26, 2012, 22:44:56
I thought A Touch of Cloth was very good. The "I came as soon as I heard' line was superb.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Dozno9 on Sunday, August 26, 2012, 22:57:20
I thought it was great, I missed that line but there was so many layers to it. Finishes tomorrow


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Langers on Monday, August 27, 2012, 10:44:55
I also thought it was very good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, August 27, 2012, 11:28:58
Didn't think it was anywhere near as good as 'Police Squad' or 'The Naked Gun'.



Title: Re: Re: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: herthab on Monday, August 27, 2012, 12:09:38
Didn't think it was anywhere near as good as 'Police Squad' or 'The Naked Gun'.
Agreed, although comparing it to those is a bit unfair. They were afterall, along with airplane, the first of their kind.
A Touch Of Cloth was a bit patchy, but did have some genuinely funny moments. I watch the rest of it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, August 27, 2012, 12:40:38
Agreed, although comparing it to those is a bit unfair. They were afterall, along with airplane, the first of their kind.
A Touch Of Cloth was a bit patchy, but did have some genuinely funny moments. I watch the rest of it.
Is it unfair? That's what it is supposed to be though isn't it?

I smirked at bits of it and will watch the conclusion.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: janaage on Monday, August 27, 2012, 15:29:33
Compared with other modern day efforts it was superb. I happened to watch Bad Education on BBC3 last night, total shite.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Processed Beats on Monday, August 27, 2012, 15:53:32
Compared with other modern day efforts it was superb. I happened to watch Bad Education on BBC3 last night, total shite.

Serious? Bad Education is great!


Title: Re: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: herthab on Monday, August 27, 2012, 18:03:10
What I meant was they were ground breaking and what comes after seldom matches up.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: THE FLASH on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 20:15:41
It had Suranne Jones in it......enough.....lovely puppers


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Monday, September 3, 2012, 19:47:56
The conclusion to Season 5 of Breaking Bad was splendid.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: thedarkprince on Monday, September 3, 2012, 20:45:57
New series of The Thick Of It starting Saturday, 9.45pm, BBC2.

Malcolm Tucker has to be one of the best tv characters ever.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Saxondale on Monday, September 3, 2012, 20:47:58
Highlight of my tv year.  Unless its gone shit.  Cant wait.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: janaage on Monday, September 3, 2012, 20:50:24
Cannot wait for the return of Tucker and co. Bloody brilliant series.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Monday, September 3, 2012, 20:56:50
Iannucci/Blackwell/Armstrong and co. satirising the coalition and the new opposition? Honestly, what could go wrong?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Kinky Tom on Monday, September 3, 2012, 21:41:36
The conclusion to Season 5 of Breaking Bad was splendid.

that was the end of the series?

damn it, end of the first half, second to be shown in 2013. 


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Monday, September 3, 2012, 21:56:05
that was the end of the series?

damn it, end of the first half, second to be shown in 2013. 

Either way, we have to wait until next summer.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: pumbaa on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 21:00:54
Just started watching Once Upon a Time. Been on my planner for a while. Jennifer Morrison, hubba fucking hubba......


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 21:17:28
Just started watching Once Upon a Time.

Best TV show ever. Fact.

The way they mix in slightly twisted versions of all the different fairy tales is ace. Worried about where they are going to go with season 2 though, reckon it could all turn to shit.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Saxondale on Sunday, September 9, 2012, 02:06:08
I've missed the thick of it. Was it good?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Sunday, September 9, 2012, 04:26:48
Either way, we have to wait until next summer.

I feel happy i'm only about 4 episodes into the first series of Breaking Bad if it's that good and meaning i could be waiting almost an entire year for a series!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, September 14, 2012, 19:25:41
Watching Downton Abbey for the first time.

"What is a weekend?"


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 13:31:30
Just watched the first Episode of Lilyhammer that was on BBC4 last week.

It was pretty good, Steven Van Zandt is still pretty much playing Silvio Dante but that isn't a bad thing.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Processed Beats on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 14:06:59
I enjoyed the first episode of Revolution, NBC's new lost-style show.

The premise is pretty cool and I'm curious as to where they're going to go with it. Also, the scenes 15 years into the future in the post-apocalyptic are very, very good. Characters need a bit of work though. Definitely worth watching.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 15:32:05
I enjoyed the first episode of Revolution, NBC's new lost-style show.

The premise is pretty cool and I'm curious as to where they're going to go with it. Also, the scenes 15 years into the future in the post-apocalyptic are very, very good. Characters need a bit of work though. Definitely worth watching.

Agreed with the bit about the characters, I struggled to like any of them. Hopefully as the series carries on I'll start to like some of them.The first episode didn't really grip me either unlike Lost for example.  This program seems very Jericho-esque. I also think this may also go the same way as Terra Nova, Flash Forward and Alcatraz, I hope I'm wrong though. I'll give it another couple of episodes though, to see how things go.  


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 19:13:03
As I have made mention of across social media recently, this man

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/84/Ned_Flanders.png/222px-Ned_Flanders.png

is now married to this woman

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/76/Edna_Krabappel.png

I don't know how it has happened, but I DO NOT like it. The simpsons should have been put down years ago.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: pumbaa on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 20:31:14
OK, help needed. For those of you who like watching tv show sonline, where is a good site(s) for streaming episodes? Used to use Cucirca, but the show I want (Smash) isn't on there. Need one episode, thanks to Sky having an eppy....


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 20:31:56
I usually use this to find streams

http://www.tv-links.eu/


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Simon Pieman on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 20:33:05
OK, help needed. For those of you who like watching tv show sonline, where is a good site(s) for streaming episodes? Used to use Cucirca, but the show I want (Smash) isn't on there. Need one episode, thanks to Sky having an eppy....

http://www.tubeplus.me/player/1967409/Smash/

Poom!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 20:33:31
http://www.1channel.ch/


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 20:37:06
http://www.1channel.ch/

That's what I use, never let me down.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: pumbaa on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 20:39:47
http://www.tubeplus.me/player/1967409/Smash/

Poom!

Pieman wins the prize, thank you.

For those interested, Homeland Season 1 repeats on More 4 (not in HD though) starting next Tuesday (25th) at 2305.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Thursday, September 20, 2012, 11:34:18
Been watching Good Cop, quite a few dramas coming up, which is a good thing.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, September 20, 2012, 13:33:02
Been watching Good Cop, quite a few dramas coming up, which is a good thing.

Enjoyed Good Cop. Like my gritty dramas it has to be said!


Title: Re: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: herthab on Thursday, September 20, 2012, 13:45:03
Boardwalk Empire's new series starts on Sky Atlantic next Saturday.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: pumbaa on Thursday, September 20, 2012, 20:49:21
Been watching Good Cop, quite a few dramas coming up, which is a good thing.

You're aware that the final episode has been postponed tonight as a mark of respect to the two PC's in Manchester, aren't you?

Boardwalk Empire's new series starts on Sky Atlantic next Saturday.

Thanks for the reminder!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, September 20, 2012, 20:55:16
You're aware that the final episode has been postponed tonight as a mark of respect to the two PC's in Manchester, aren't you?

Thanks for the reminder!

Cheers Pumbaa, I didn't know about that, just turned over to watch it and wondered where it had gone!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Coca Fola on Thursday, September 20, 2012, 20:57:57
Fuck sake. I want to watch it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: pumbaa on Thursday, September 20, 2012, 20:58:21
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19659128


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, September 20, 2012, 21:06:38
I'll try Moone Boy instead.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bathtime on Friday, September 21, 2012, 09:21:20
What happened to the last Good Cop last night?? Replaced by Out`fucking`numbered....? :hmmm:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Friday, September 21, 2012, 09:32:03
What happened to the last Good Cop last night?? Replaced by Out`fucking`numbered....? :hmmm:

got postponed due to the cop killings up north.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bathtime on Friday, September 21, 2012, 09:34:04
got postponed due to the cop killings up north.

Did they say when it would be re shown?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Friday, September 21, 2012, 09:57:31
No because it hasn't been shown yet.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bathtime on Friday, September 21, 2012, 10:13:57
No because it hasn't been shown yet.

Ha ha....when will it be shown for the first time? Any idea?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 21, 2012, 13:03:13
Godamnit, missed Warehouse 13 restarting in the UK. Now I know the outcome of any resolution to last seasons cliffhanger, but not the how.

Off to torrent the missed ones then..

Yes, I know, I know, but it is an enjoyably stupid program, honest.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: carbonwhite on Friday, September 21, 2012, 18:46:43
Agreed with the bit about the characters, I struggled to like any of them. Hopefully as the series carries on I'll start to like some of them.The first episode didn't really grip me either unlike Lost for example.  This program seems very Jericho-esque. I also think this may also go the same way as Terra Nova, Flash Forward and Alcatraz, I hope I'm wrong though. I'll give it another couple of episodes though, to see how things go.  
revolutions will almost definatly get a second season with writer erik kripke(supernatural) and john favreau(iron man 1&2) and the legend that is j j abrams there is no way in hell they will cancel after one season


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Friday, September 21, 2012, 19:06:49
revolutions will almost definatly get a second season with writer erik kripke(supernatural) and john favreau(iron man 1&2) and the legend that is j j abrams there is no way in hell they will cancel after one season

I do hope you're right. It does show promise especially with Kripke and Favreau. However the Network execs in the US can be rather trigger happy.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Summerof69 on Friday, September 21, 2012, 19:32:15
Godamnit, missed Warehouse 13 restarting in the UK. Now I know the outcome of any resolution to last seasons cliffhanger, but not the how.

Off to torrent the missed ones then..

Yes, I know, I know, but it is an enjoyably stupid program, honest.

It does help that Joanne Kelly and Allison Scagliotti are both hot, though !!!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Friday, September 21, 2012, 19:52:35
This looks pretty good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViFb0paKdgg


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 21, 2012, 19:56:02
It does help that Joanne Kelly and Allison Scagliotti are both hot, though !!!


HG Wells ain't too shabby either.

Oh, that's not going to sound good to people who haven't seen it..I mean  Jaime Murray,no, not Andy's doubles playing brother.




Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Friday, September 21, 2012, 20:48:51
Godamnit, missed Warehouse 13 restarting in the UK. Now I know the outcome of any resolution to last seasons cliffhanger, but not the how. Yes, I know, I know, but it is an enjoyably stupid program, honest.

I liked Eureka. Gave Warehouse 13 a go as it is set in the same "universe", couldn't get in to it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Summerof69 on Friday, September 21, 2012, 21:01:19
HG Wells ain't too shabby either.

Oh, that's not going to sound good to people who haven't seen it..I mean  Jaime Murray,no, not Andy's doubles playing brother.


That's the Jaime Murray from Hustle, who got her kit off in Dexter and Spartacus !!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Friday, September 21, 2012, 21:53:03
That's the Jaime Murray from Hustle, who got her kit off in Dexter and Spartacus !!



Really?! I don't remember her in Dexter, remind me to rewatch the series...


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, September 21, 2012, 22:06:46
Lila.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Friday, September 21, 2012, 22:39:23
Watching the dead pool on 5, Clint is ace, he doesn't give a shit.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: joteddyred on Friday, September 21, 2012, 23:38:44
Ha ha....when will it be shown for the first time? Any idea?

They haven't said, but I can't see it being anytime soon.  I expect they'll also have to show the first 3 episodes again if it's a while, so people can pick it back up.

Same thing happened with Silent Witness.  A 2 parter was postponed because it was about asians grooming young girls.  It was originally due to be shown at a time when a similar  high profile case was in the news.  It randomly appeared about 6 weeks ago, which was months later.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Saturday, September 22, 2012, 01:53:52
Lila.

Ok now I do remember her.

She's hot, whilst also looking slightly psychotic.


Maybe one for the "Would bu shouldn't" thread?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Saturday, September 22, 2012, 09:23:34
Her real life dad was in the bill then went on to eastenders.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: pumbaa on Saturday, September 22, 2012, 14:06:34
What happened to the last Good Cop last night?? Replaced by Out`fucking`numbered....? :hmmm:

If you read my post(s) just two above yours, you will not have needed to ask....


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: pumbaa on Saturday, September 22, 2012, 14:07:24
Ok now I do remember her.

She's hot, whilst also looking slightly psychotic.


Maybe one for the "Would bu shouldn't" thread?

No, she definitely qualifies as a Should.....


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, September 22, 2012, 20:09:00
Have recently discovered breaking bad, am on the 3rd episode of the first series.

It really is very, very good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Sunday, September 23, 2012, 20:44:59
Dexter restarts next week.


I cannot fucking wait.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Sunday, September 23, 2012, 21:01:27
Have recently discovered breaking bad, am on the 3rd episode of the first series.

It really is very, very good.

It is brilliant. I'm nearly at the end of Season 4, anyone know where I can get/watch the first half of Season 5?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Sunday, September 23, 2012, 22:25:42
Dexter restarts next week.

Think next week is the main one in the US for new (and returning) shows starting, reckon there is at least 20 of them.

Time to start warming up your torrent software.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Sunday, September 23, 2012, 23:35:01
Was homeland any good? Series 2  trailer looked promising.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Sunday, September 23, 2012, 23:56:07
Was homeland any good? Series 2  trailer looked promising.

It had it's moments and was ok overall. Disappointed by the season finale though, bit of an anti-climax which brought the whole season down with it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Thursday, September 27, 2012, 14:29:04
Mrs Biggs has been good so far.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Thursday, September 27, 2012, 14:35:08
I've been told to try Lilyhammer, but I can't find episode 1 or 2 online... anyone help?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, September 27, 2012, 14:46:38
Is it not on iplayer still then?

Yes I recommend it as well


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Thursday, September 27, 2012, 14:47:41
No, only episode 3 is still available


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, September 27, 2012, 14:49:36
Didn't realise iplayer got rid of programmes so quickly


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Thursday, September 27, 2012, 15:22:31
I've been told to try Lilyhammer, but I can't find episode 1 or 2 online... anyone help?

I tried finding a torrent for it and drew a blank, other than a few foreign language versions with English subtitles.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Thursday, September 27, 2012, 17:54:13
Recently finished all 7 series of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia and am part way through series 3 again.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bewster on Thursday, September 27, 2012, 18:05:31
Working my way through season 1 of The Walking Dead (yes I know I am behind the times). Its good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: carbonwhite on Friday, September 28, 2012, 22:28:45
I tried finding a torrent for it and drew a blank, other than a few foreign language versions with English subtitles.

here

http://torrentz.eu/search?f=lilyhammer+complete+

sorry the first 2 episodes are subbed but the rest are fine 720p aswell


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Friday, September 28, 2012, 22:49:23
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_Resort_(U.S._TV_series)

Sounds like it might be worth a watch.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Thursday, October 4, 2012, 21:50:53
Anyone else watch the new Red Dwarf?

I thought it was beyond shit and up there in the shitness stakes with the last series they did on Dave.

If they can't do justice to the original episodes they should leave it alone and move on.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_Resort_(U.S._TV_series)

Sounds like it might be worth a watch.

Watched the first episode last night. Wasn't bad but even for a US TV drama the plot was a bit unbelievable and I'm struggling to see how they can pad it out enough to last a season, let alone multiple seasons.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Thursday, October 4, 2012, 21:56:15
Shame that, sounded promising.

Been watching Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends again. This was well worth the $50 they paid him:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zud8yB6I9MI


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Thursday, October 4, 2012, 22:07:26
Anyone else watch the new Red Dwarf?

I thought it was beyond shit and up there in the shitness stakes with the last series they did on Dave.

Thought it was half decent myself, not a classic, but better than most of VII, VIII and Back To Earth.

"Your brain is smaller than the salad section in a Scottish supermarker"


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: joteddyred on Sunday, October 7, 2012, 11:18:08
For those that were watching it, the final part of Good Cop is on next Saturday night at 10.30pm.  I'm not sure why they've put it on at such a random slot.  Is there no Premiership next weekend, as MOTD is normally on then?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Sunday, October 7, 2012, 12:28:01
  Is there no Premiership next weekend, as MOTD is normally on then?

International weekend. Apparently England are playing San Marino on Friday.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: joteddyred on Sunday, October 7, 2012, 13:20:18
International weekend. Apparently England are playing San Marino on Friday.

Ah, I did wonder  :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: stfcinbmth on Sunday, October 7, 2012, 17:00:15
International weekend. Apparently England are playing San Marino on Friday.

Great news, the Beeb have to talk about something other than the PL


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Sunday, October 7, 2012, 17:10:48
Great news, the Beeb have to talk about something other than the PL

Premier League players with England tops on?

But possible not Ashley Cole, the rumour is the #USELESSTWATS are excluding him. I'm sure Roy will tell London Underground travellers tomorrow if that's the case.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: stfcinbmth on Sunday, October 7, 2012, 17:15:34
Premier League players with England tops on?

But possible not Ashley Cole, the rumour is the #USELESSTWATS are excluding him. I'm sure Roy will tell London Underground travellers tomorrow if that's the case.

Hate to say it Batch, I really haven't a clue what you're on about

However, with Austin being an out and out goalscorer, he couldn't really do any worse than what we have
Just thought I'd chuck that in there with the England theme an' all


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Sunday, October 7, 2012, 17:20:06
Hate to say it Batch, I really haven't a clue what you're on about

Neither do I most of the time.

I thought you meant the BBC would be talking about the England game instead of the Premier League, which is kind of the same but different.  But I now realise you didn't, you meant other football. And besides ITV have the highlights.

But it seems the Beeb would rather show something called "Good Cop" in MOTD timeslot rather than give the football league any more prominent coverage.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: stfcinbmth on Sunday, October 7, 2012, 17:28:27


But it seems the Beeb would rather show something called "Good Cop" in MOTD timeslot rather than give the football league any more prominent coverage.

I was thinking more along the lines of 5live radio around 5pm, it's awful coming back from a game, Championship downwards doesn't get a look in


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 08:13:35
Fresh Meat's back on tonight. First series was a mixed bag - some good and some dross. Hoping for more of the good this time around.

In other news, the 4th season premier of Community (the second best sitcom in the history of television) has been postponed indefinitely. NBC are fucktards.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: carbonwhite on Friday, October 12, 2012, 16:30:44
Watched first episode of Arrow last night which if people dont know is a comic book character from DC Universe. Also made by the same network that made Smallville. It wasnt bad really.

Started new series of Boardwalk Empire and also have been watching The Mob Doctor both very good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bewster on Friday, October 12, 2012, 19:21:39
Anyone watch the new series of Red Dwarf ?

I used to be a big fan up to the last series or two when it went big budget. Not sure what I think anymore.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Friday, October 12, 2012, 20:09:23
Started new series of Boardwalk Empire and also have been watching The Mob Doctor both very good.

I wouldn't waste any more time on the Mob Doctor, word is it's going to get cancelled very soon.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: donkey on Sunday, October 14, 2012, 19:27:56
Anyone watch the new series of Red Dwarf ?

I used to be a big fan up to the last series or two when it went big budget. Not sure what I think anymore.

I've been happy so far.  Back to what it was.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Sunday, October 14, 2012, 19:31:13
Anyone watch the new series of Red Dwarf ?

I used to be a big fan up to the last series or two when it went big budget. Not sure what I think anymore.

The feel of 4 guys dicking around in deep space is back. Its not produced a classic episode yet, but its far better than series VII and VIII (bar 1 or 2 episodes). Shame there is no Holly though.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Monday, October 15, 2012, 17:04:13
Been re-watching Arrested Development. Not many shows that make me laugh out loud, let alone on the 3rd time I've watched it but this is one of them. Pity it got cancelled after just three series but hopefully it will be coming back soon.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Monday, October 15, 2012, 17:13:07
It is. Bunch of episodes coming out on netflix early next year, and a film soon afterwards.

To say I'm excited is an understatement. Greatest comedy ever.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Monday, October 15, 2012, 17:24:11
Good cop ending was shite


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Monday, October 15, 2012, 17:29:49
I'd heard the rumours of Netflix picking it up but didn't realise they had and were already filming. Amazed they got the entire original cast back, especially Jason Bateman and Ron Howard, plus they've added a few other star appearances.

It's definitely up there with the best comedies ever. Typical of the Americans though, they come up with a great comedy but no one watches it (probably due to them not getting the humour and it being too clever for them) and it gets cancelled way too soon.

Watched a great episode last night (S.O.B.'s, from season 3) which was made just after they got the news the season had been shortened and most likely cancelled. They make a blatant but feeble attempt to get another channel to pick it up instead. I guess the title is a reference to it as well. A perfect example of their humour and brilliantly written scripts.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Monday, October 15, 2012, 18:54:01
I'd heard the rumours of Netflix picking it up but didn't realise they had and were already filming. Amazed they got the entire original cast back, especially Jason Bateman and Ron Howard, plus they've added a few other star appearances.

It's definitely up there with the best comedies ever. Typical of the Americans though, they come up with a great comedy but no one watches it (probably due to them not getting the humour and it being too clever for them) and it gets cancelled way too soon.

Watched a great episode last night (S.O.B.'s, from season 3) which was made just after they got the news the season had been shortened and most likely cancelled. They make a blatant but feeble attempt to get another channel to pick it up instead. I guess the title is a reference to it as well. A perfect example of their humour and brilliantly written scripts.

George: Well, I don't think the Home Builder's Organization is gonna be supporting us.
Michael: Yeah, the HBO is not gonna want us. What are we gonna do now?


Arrggghhhh, Dave love AD.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Monday, October 15, 2012, 20:03:14
Arrggghhhh, Dave love AD.

I was going to do some quotes. But it's hard to find any that work without watching, or at least they're not as funny.

Looks like Netflix are keeping it for themselves in the UK, still pissed BBC got Lilyhammer for the UK rather than Netflix. Been watching a fair bit on it recently, pretty good value and they're adding more stuff all the time.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, October 22, 2012, 12:42:53
Despite my comments early on in this thread, I decided to give Phoneshop another go over the weekend.

It's still bad. But it's so bad that it's funny, if you know what I mean.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Monday, October 22, 2012, 17:33:46
Where you getting it from Samdy? Struggling to find a torrent.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, October 22, 2012, 17:35:00
The new Red Dwarf is quite good, better than any of the recent stuff but still not up to series 1-6 still.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, October 22, 2012, 17:52:27
Where you getting it from Samdy? Struggling to find a torrent.

Just watching it on 4OD. Adverts are a bit of a pain.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Monday, October 22, 2012, 18:10:32
Where you getting it from Samdy? Struggling to find a torrent.

http://www.1channel.ch/watch-2679577-PhoneShop


This site has never let me down.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 14:51:30
Not a massive fans of streams, I'd rather download the phone thing and watch at my leisure anywhere in the house... (downstairs TV via PS3 Media Server, bedroom laptop via direct connection to my NAS, of my tablet.)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 15:02:30
Not a massive fans of streams, I'd rather download the phone thing and watch at my leisure anywhere in the house... (downstairs TV via PS3 Media Server, bedroom laptop via direct connection to my NAS, of my tablet.)

*Ting. Man say him a ting, then him a ting.

Struggling to find a download of S1, plenty around for S2 though.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 16:51:39
Ok mate. Thanks.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 01:08:08
The Munsters are back, with Eddie Izzard playing Grandpa;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDmHcG8vq6Q

Pilot airs on Friday in the US with the possibility of a series.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 09:45:43
Found both seasons of Phoneshop on thepiratebay lasy night. Curiously they only came up on my tablet when I was searching in the TV Shows section. Still can't find the torrent on PC for some STUPID reason.

A OWL?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 10:07:23
A owl?!

Found both S1 and S2 last night. S2 is in 720p too.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, October 28, 2012, 10:44:14
I've just finished watching Red Dwarf series 1-8 + Back to Earth as well as catching up with most of series 10 so far (up to Lemons).

I know it's not the greatest comedy series ever made but goddamn it's enjoyable, even series 8 had good moments. Series 10 is definitely a return to form though.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, October 28, 2012, 11:00:39
I've just finished watching Red Dwarf series 1-8 + Back to Earth as well as catching up with most of series 10 so far (up to Lemons).

I know it's not the greatest comedy series ever made but goddamn it's enjoyable, even series 8 had good moments. Series 10 is definitely a return to form though.
I watched some of Red Dwarf V last week and quite enjoyed it. Am also enjoying Red Dwarf X.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Friday, November 2, 2012, 22:52:18
Anyone watching revolution? What do you think of it? It's rather slow and the girl character is doing my head in, I really want to be gripped by it, but it hasn't happend yet.

Arrow is very good though, enjoying it very much.

I have also just started watching the IT Crowd and enjoying that very much, very funny.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Friday, November 2, 2012, 23:11:03
Anyone watching revolution? What do you think of it? It's rather slow and the girl character is doing my head in, I really want to be gripped by it, but it hasn't happend yet.

Reminds me of Lost, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Think they've spent too long setting it up and trying to rescue the brother, more time on the conspiracy would be better.

Though it gets me the way so many of these disaster type shows are so US centric. I know its a US show but I reckon more of a world wide perspective would make it better and more believable. It's like the rest of the world doesn't exist.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Notts red on Friday, November 2, 2012, 23:12:57
The Hunted which was on last night has been quite good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 00:24:38
Started watching Arrested Development sfter reading this thread.  Coming to the end of season 1 now.  When does it start getting funny?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 08:53:10
Get the fuck out


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: larwood on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 16:30:09
Series 3 of The Killing starts on BBC4 on the 17th.

Mega!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 13:41:16
Anyone watching I'm a celebrity?

It's the start of the eating trials tonight  :I'm a complete mofleakin Deak


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: wiggy on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 13:43:43
Anyone watching I'm a celebrity?

A bit - one of those programmes that will be on in the background while I am playing Football Manager.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 14:02:24
A bit - one of those programmes that will be on in the background while I am playing Football Manager.
same as but last night i couldn't believe how dumb that fit bird from corrie is.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 14:21:39
She's doing the eating challenge tonight, along with that mp.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 14:26:14
Just started watching The League on netflix. It's got potential.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Langers on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 14:37:21
same as but last night i couldn't believe how dumb that fit bird from corrie is.

Who gives a shit how dumb she is...


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 14:43:52
Just started watching The League on netflix. It's got potential.

Did you find out about that catching promos during the Always sunny credits? I've been meaning to get around to watching it, but never have for one reason or another.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 14:47:07
Did you find out about that catching promos during the Always sunny credits? I've been meaning to get around to watching it, but never have for one reason or another.

It was actually Sunday's Walking Dead credits, I'd actually seen it on there because of other things I'd watched but never gave it a chance but decided to give it a go after seeing the snippet yesterday.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 14:55:34
I watched a documentary on Hitler last night, cheery stuff indeed!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: donkey on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 17:10:55
I watched a documentary on Hitler last night, cheery stuff indeed!

Part of the three part series?  I've got it recorded.  Anything new on the subject?  Speaking of new(ish) I watched a programme many moons ago about a lip reading expert working out what Hitler was saying.  That was quite interesting.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 17:28:37
Part of the three part series?  I've got it recorded.  Anything new on the subject?  Speaking of new(ish) I watched a programme many moons ago about a lip reading expert working out what Hitler was saying.  That was quite interesting.

Thats the one.

Apart from Downfall, I haven't watched a lot about Hitler so for me it was quite interesting. I am sure the subject has been done to death, but I found it interesting. What got me was his public speaking, I was almost mesmerised watching him.

Clearly a total madman but a fascinating character.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 18:12:26
Get the fuck out

Tis true I tell ya! Don't get me wrong, it's OK, but I haven't found it as orgasmic as this thread has lead me to believe, Community is far far better.  Hoping Season 2 & 3 are funnier.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 19:12:29
i'm unfashionable so have only just seen Sherlock.

bloody good, that.

anyone got theories on the finale of series 2?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 21:17:08
Yes, contains spoilers so highlight to read:

 he's not dead. Otherwise series 3 will be a bit shit.

In the original The Final Problem, where Holmes seemingly snuffed it over the Reichenbach Falls, he returned from the dead in The Adventure of the Empty House, I think he tried to convince Moriarty's accomplices he was dead  - but that failed so he buggered off on a bit of a walkabout.

So he's obviously faked his death, but we'll have to wait and see how...

I have to admit when I heard about a modern day Sherlock I thought it would be shit. But its quite the opposite isn't it. Only 1 episode I wasn't enthralled with - the Baskeville's one.

Has anyone seen the US rip off called Elementary?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 21:24:46
Started watching Arrested Development sfter reading this thread.  Coming to the end of season 1 now.  When does it start getting funny?

Is the doctor in series 1? Only in a few episodes but his scenes are excellent, "he's going to be alright" still makes me laugh.

Has anyone seen the US rip off called Elementary?

I've been watching it. Not that bad and it's growing on me. Plus I'm a fan of Jonny Lee Miller - Eli Stone was ace.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 21:28:09
I've been watching it. Not that bad and it's growing on me. Plus I'm a fan of Jonny Lee Miller - Eli Stone was ace.

Thanks, I'll try to hunt it down.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 21:32:06
Oh and Sonic, in the interest of not giving spoilers, highlight below

remind me, did Moriarty die, I can't remember. If he did my guess is it was his body that did the falling, but somehow Holmes switched as I'm sure we saw a close up of Holmes on the floor? Erm, he must have exit stage left again at some point though


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 22:33:14
Oh and Sonic, in the interest of not giving spoilers, highlight below
you see Moriarty blow his brains out before Sherlock jumps. There is a close up shot of Holmes' body on the floor and given the difference in stature between Sherlock and Moriarty I don't think he used his body as a fake.

There's two things that must be key but can't figure it out myself - Sherlock goes to Molly to ask for help but we don't know exactly what with but considering her medical knowledge and the fact she works in a mortuary, it's not difficult to guess. The other is that Watson gets knocked over by a cyclist when Sherlock jumps, this is filmed and shown in a very deliberate fashion so must be some sort of intentional distraction...

anyway, we know he's alive and series 3 is on the way. My thoughts are more of how he is going to get around the fact that everyone - the public, the police and Lestrade - all think he is a fraud

highlight for spoilers


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 22:40:17
What's with the spoilers tags? It was on TV 10 months ago. If someone ain't watched it by now that's their problem.

Even more stupid given that the original story upon which the episode was based and which it follows (Moriarty and Holmes have a final show down, both appear to die except it turns out Holmes faked his death) was first published just under 120 years ago.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 22:56:20
[url width=499 height=260]http://i.imgur.com/0jOSt.gif[/url]


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Simon Pieman on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 23:01:24
I can't stop watching Phoneshop, it's bloody brilliant. I love the things they reference throughout both series: Omar's "There's Nothing Like This", Cava, Ross Kemp put downs, Jude Law.

It's fucking genius, I can't believe I dismissed it until a couple of months ago.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 23:08:49
I can't stop watching Phoneshop, it's bloody brilliant. I love the things they reference throughout both series: Omar's "There's Nothing Like This", Cava, Ross Kemp put downs, Jude Law.

It's fucking genius, I can't believe I dismissed it until a couple of months ago.


I thought it was shite,

If it's actually decent I may try it again.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Simon Pieman on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 23:14:59

I thought it was shite,

If it's actually decent I may try it again.

Watch the pilot episode first (not part of series 1) apparently it is on 4OD but hard to find, easy to find on youtube. Then go from there.

Although the characters and liungo is really OTT, there are a lot of subtle jokes and references too.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 23:15:28
I was under the same impression Suggs until I re-watched it, now I too think it's genius.

Say somethin'. WHAT.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 23:16:26
Ta, i'll give it a go now.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 00:02:39
What's with the spoilers tags?

I once didn't spoiler something and someone complained, now I'm paranoid :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: london_red on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 08:09:36
I was under the same impression Suggs until I re-watched it, now I too think it's genius.

Say somethin'. WHAT.

Same here. Although it still feels disconcertingly that this is what it would look like if otanswell had a reality show.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: dporter on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 09:01:21
Same here. Although it still feels disconcertingly that this is what it would look like if otanswell had a reality show.

If they make a new series we'll have to take otanswell into Sutton and see if we can get him a cameo appearance......fam!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 13:31:32
Cava is french for champagne.

THERE IS NO ELITE SELLING KKKRRREEWWWW


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 13:35:00
What's with the spoilers tags? It was on TV 10 months ago. If someone ain't watched it by now that's their problem.


*Clears throat on behalf of all TEFers living overseas*


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: carbonwhite on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 14:43:20
Been watching a series called Alphas which is like Heroes mixed with Fringe. On its second season now which is in syfy am really enjoying it


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 18:20:26
Been watching a series called Alphas which is like Heroes mixed with Fringe. On its second season now which is in syfy am really enjoying it

Oh, I watched the first series and didn't know the second series has started. How many episodes in is it and when's it on?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: carbonwhite on Thursday, November 15, 2012, 01:45:45
Oh, I watched the first series and didn't know the second series has started. How many episodes in is it and when's it on?
ive downloaded about 8 episodes of season 2 so far not sure if its out over here though


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, November 15, 2012, 09:50:10
Anyone got any decent links for streaming sites?

In particular i'm looking for Dexter Series 7.

Ta muchly.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: london_red on Thursday, November 15, 2012, 10:02:26
Anyone got any decent links for streaming sites?

In particular i'm looking for Dexter Series 7.

Ta muchly.

http://streamallthis.com/watch/dexter/


Title: Re: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Thursday, November 15, 2012, 10:16:41
watchseries.eu


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, November 15, 2012, 10:26:24
Cheers guys, will take a look later when i'm at home.

Had a quick search this morning, but don't want to click on any potentially "dodgy" links while at work.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Freddies Ferret on Thursday, November 15, 2012, 12:25:41
Just watched the last episode of breaking bad......WTF! Roll on part 2


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: carbonwhite on Thursday, November 15, 2012, 15:13:08
Download at home copy to usb then take it to work with you. Simples


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, November 15, 2012, 15:49:06
Download at home copy to usb then take it to work with you. Simples

I managed to find a decent stream for Breaking Bad and watched pretty series 4 and the first half of series 5 while at work.

Fuck me it's good, can't wait for the 2nd half of season 5 to start.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: carbonwhite on Thursday, November 15, 2012, 16:12:36
I managed to find a decent stream for Breaking Bad and watched pretty series 4 and the first half of series 5 while at work.

Fuck me it's good, can't wait for the 2nd half of season 5 to start.
Sometime next year, i hate mid season hiatus seems pointless.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Freddies Ferret on Thursday, November 15, 2012, 16:15:09
I managed to find a decent stream for Breaking Bad and watched pretty series 4 and the first half of series 5 while at work.

Fuck me it's good, can't wait for the 2nd half of season 5 to start.
it's the best tv in years for me. Not watched anything that comes near it


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: london_red on Thursday, November 15, 2012, 16:16:52
Sometime next year, i hate mid season hiatus seems pointless.

Know what you mean, it's a money thing though. This last season is effectively two seasons - but all the actors etc get a pay bump every season so by calling it 5a and 5b they can pay them the same for both.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Thursday, November 15, 2012, 16:45:15
Anyone got any decent links for streaming sites?

In particular i'm looking for Dexter Series 7.

Ta muchly.

http://www.1channel.ch/watch-4289-Dexter


I've watched all 6 and a half season on that link.

Season 7 so far is also amazing in my opinion.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Thursday, November 15, 2012, 17:46:41
Sometime next year, i hate mid season hiatus seems pointless.

Don't have a hernia


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Friday, November 16, 2012, 12:27:03
Haha, the Corrie woman in I'm a celebrity. Lasts about four seconds in her first challenge, last night had to go in a series of rooms, meets an ostrich...the lights go out and she bolts out the room. Is it possible to be scared of everything?


Title: Re: Re: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: tans on Friday, November 16, 2012, 12:28:32
Haha, the Corrie woman in I'm a celebrity. Lasts about four seconds in her first challenge, last night had to go in a series of rooms, meets an ostrich...the lights go out and she bolts out the room. Is it possible to be scared of everything?

Its all put on.

Shes an irittating cunt


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, November 16, 2012, 12:38:38
I watched Young Apprentice last night.

I don't get it at all, surely 16 and 17 year olds should be out enjoying life and not trying to become a boring idiot with the social skills of a cup of sick? I won't be watching anymore*

*Caveat - unless there is nothing else on.


Title: Re: Re: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: joteddyred on Friday, November 16, 2012, 16:12:16
Its all put on.

Shes an irittating cunt

It's completely pathetic.  If you are that terrified of everything, you surely wouldn't have gone on the programme, although I suppose it's because of the money.  I don't know why people are wasting their money voting for her to do the challenges either when it's clear she's not going to do any of them.  Pointless and boring watching her scream and refuse to continue.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: yeo on Friday, November 16, 2012, 16:19:34
I need recent American Box set type recommendations

I loved The News Room,Girls,Battlestar Gallactica,Fringe was alright for a bit then I got bored. I'm enjoying Scandal but I'm up to date with that

Really dont like The Wire and just cant get into Homeland.

So then, anything?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Friday, November 16, 2012, 16:21:33
I watched Young Apprentice last night.

I don't get it at all, surely 16 and 17 year olds should be out enjoying life and not trying to become a boring idiot with the social skills of a cup of sick? I won't be watching anymore*

*Caveat - unless there is nothing else on.

I find it amazing how the young ones seem to have egos so much bigger than their older counterparts it takes some believing!

Chief cunt being the blonde Irish one who needs a slap fast.

However, having recently played a part at work in selected a group of apprentices from 16-18 over the last two years, alot of the tosser in that age group are a bunch of cunts with on paper excellent potential as in GCSE grades but stick them in the real world and a lot are so clueless it hurts!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Friday, November 16, 2012, 16:32:19
I need recent American Box set type recommendations

I loved The News Room,Girls,Battlestar Gallactica,Fringe was alright for a bit then I got bored. I'm enjoying Scandal but I'm up to date with that

Really dont like The Wire and just cant get into Homeland.

So then, anything?

Dexter, Breaking Bad, for comedy; Scrubs.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Friday, November 16, 2012, 16:43:48
I need recent American Box set type recommendations

I loved The News Room,Girls,Battlestar Gallactica,Fringe was alright for a bit then I got bored. I'm enjoying Scandal but I'm up to date with that

Really dont like The Wire and just cant get into Homeland.

So then, anything?
prison break


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, November 16, 2012, 16:45:32
Not that recent, but Sopranos is fucking brilliant.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Friday, November 16, 2012, 16:46:31
Again not recent, but very watchable, 24?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: yeo on Friday, November 16, 2012, 18:37:38
Seen and loved Sopranos,lost interest in 24 very quickly, don't really fancy Prison Break and what I've seen of Scrubs was shit. I suppose Breaking Bad is the thing that everyone goes on about so should give that a try, but I dunno it just doesn't grab me (although I base that on knowing nothing about it)

Thanks for the suggestions though :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, November 16, 2012, 19:36:32
Lilyhammer!



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Freddies Ferret on Friday, November 16, 2012, 21:23:18
Seen and loved Sopranos,lost interest in 24 very quickly, don't really fancy Prison Break and what I've seen of Scrubs was shit. I suppose Breaking Bad is the thing that everyone goes on about so should give that a try, but I dunno it just doesn't grab me (although I base that on knowing nothing about it)

Thanks for the suggestions though :)
you will not be dissapointed


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Friday, November 16, 2012, 23:49:26
Lilyhammer!



That reminds me, The Killing, was superb. (The Danish version, "Forbrydelsen," Not the yank version.)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Saturday, November 17, 2012, 12:57:24
Peep show returns, 25th November.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Monday, November 19, 2012, 09:28:15
I watched the first 2 episodes of Channel 4's, Secret State, last night. So far it seems really good and I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected to.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: yeo on Monday, November 19, 2012, 13:31:25
 The Secret of Crickley Hall was unexpectedly ace, a creepy proper ghost story which made me jump .


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Monday, November 19, 2012, 13:39:02
The Secret of Crickley Hall was unexpectedly ace, a creepy proper ghost story which made me jump .

Cbeebies?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: yeo on Monday, November 19, 2012, 13:41:40
I might be wooshing but no, BBC1 9pm last night


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: wiggy on Monday, November 19, 2012, 13:48:38
The Secret of Crickley Hall was unexpectedly ace, a creepy proper ghost story which made me jump .

Just mentioned this in the Horror Films thread, before seeing your post.

Sunday at 9pm is my wife's choice, and usually means Downton Abbey or something equally anodine, but this was ace.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Monday, November 19, 2012, 14:32:12
I might be wooshing but no, BBC1 9pm last night

Oooh, wonder if Sky iPlayer will have it. I like a good creepy horror film.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Nick Bamosomi on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 00:50:44
Oooh, wonder if Sky iPlayer will have it. I like a good creepy horror film.
It's in 3 parts Batch, continuing next Sunday. So only 1 hour to catch up on so far.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Sunday, November 25, 2012, 18:42:33
Just started watching a documentary on Doomsday Preppers on Nat Geo there are some very paranoid people out there.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Sunday, November 25, 2012, 19:08:03
It's in 3 parts Batch, continuing next Sunday. So only 1 hour to catch up on so far.

Thanks, caught up on iplayer. Shame its not more episodes, it fills the Sunday evening void left by Strikeback !


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Monday, November 26, 2012, 11:44:11
Eric Bristow is ace, in celebrity.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, November 26, 2012, 15:24:40
New Peep Show last night was good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: BruceChatwin on Monday, November 26, 2012, 15:34:21
Back on top form. Best thing on TV.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 18:07:30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XBwthBaFBk&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62pIoQtO-DY

Anyone else remember this program?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Freddies Ferret on Thursday, November 29, 2012, 10:11:23
I'm sure there is mention of this on here already but I want to start watching the walking dead. Is it any good? Where's the best place to stream it?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Thursday, November 29, 2012, 18:48:12
I'm sure there is mention of this on here already but I want to start watching the walking dead. Is it any good?

Series 1 was pretty good, series 2 bored me, series 3 back on form.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Thursday, November 29, 2012, 18:52:18
I'm sure there is mention of this on here already but I want to start watching the walking dead. Is it any good? Where's the best place to stream it?

Here
http://www.tubeplus.me/browse/tv-shows/Last/ALL/

and here
http://www.1channel.ch/

As Batch says series 2 was a bit off the boil, the last two eps of series 2 built it up nicely for series 3. It's the last epsiode before the mid-series break, so you'll have plenty of time to catch up.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, November 29, 2012, 19:37:11
Watching Ross Kemp in Afghanistan for the first time.

Think what you like about Kemp but he's got some bollocks and it's great TV.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Freddies Ferret on Thursday, November 29, 2012, 21:00:36
Nice one, thaks


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: carbonwhite on Saturday, December 1, 2012, 06:28:17
Series 2 Slow Pace was down to character development. If anyone watches the Talking Dead which is a chat show in the states dedicated solely to Walking Dead, they have a different character from the show talking about the show...anyway one of the recent episodes it was mentioned how much each character has changed a huge amount since series 2. And it would not have been that obvious if the stories based around the farm would have been rushed.

IMHO the pace was only slowed down because of the Shane/Rick/Lori story if things happened like they did in the comics then this could have been avoided. But like i said i liked the character development, most of all Daryl and also Carol and Sophie.

With Merle and Daryl Getting a new first person shooting game i can see them playing a huge role over the next half of this series.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 11:54:36
Homeland was good on Sunday.

Anyone watch 'The Fear' last night? Have it on Sky+


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 11:59:27
I watched The Fear, it was a pretty decent start - looking forward to the rest of it this week


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 12:11:05
Homeland was good on Sunday.

It's done a great job of still being extremely enjoyable to watch despite the storyline becoming increasing silly


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 23:01:11
Just started watching the first of the office two parter, on gold. Ace.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mystical_goat on Thursday, December 13, 2012, 04:09:55
Going to try and get through this lot over the festive period:

Breaking Bad
The Wire
BBC Sherlock Holmes


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Thursday, January 3, 2013, 23:54:50
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01pmb1r/Charlie_Brookers_2012_Wipe/

Was as good as ever.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Processed Beats on Thursday, January 3, 2013, 23:59:13
That cunt Ruddock is on CBB.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bennett on Friday, January 4, 2013, 00:04:56
BBC Sherlock Holmes
top notch stuff that


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Friday, January 4, 2013, 00:21:56
That cunt Ruddock is on CBB.

Saw him in a boozer in Dublin a couple of years back, called him a cunt under my breath as I walked past him.

Felt all the better for it


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 4, 2013, 09:44:58
Just finished the latest season of Sons of Anarchy.  Close to becoming my favourite show on TV now, seems to get better every season.  The acting is not the best, but the continous twists and action makes it a must see.  The lead actor is a brit too, used to be in Byker Grove.

If you haven't watched it from the start, get on with downloading it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Friday, January 4, 2013, 12:04:42
Just breezed through most of series 1 of American Horror Story.

Freaky fucking shit. Good stuff.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Friday, January 4, 2013, 12:54:51
Just breezed through most of series 1 of American Horror Story.

Freaky fucking shit. Good stuff.

I've got season 2 to watch


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Langers on Friday, January 4, 2013, 18:56:43
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01pmb1r/Charlie_Brookers_2012_Wipe/

Was as good as ever.

Just watched that as well, it was indeed ace.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: carbonwhite on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 18:34:08
I've got season 2 to watch
season 2 hasnt got that omfg feeling like season 1 had


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 19:59:38
Just discovered the channel Bio on Sky and am now slightly addicted to Storage Wars and Barter Kings.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bewster on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 20:01:52
Just discovered the channel Bio on Sky and am now slightly addicted to Storage Wars and Barter Kings.

Storage wars is strange - and I think its set up. Plus the bloke is a twat. But strangely addictive


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 20:21:52
Just discovered the channel Bio on Sky and am now slightly addicted to Storage Wars and Barter Kings.

My sister told me to watch Hardcore Pawn. First time I'd been on that channel and although it's proper tabloid telly, I did quietly enjoy it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: dave_bambers_right_sock on Thursday, January 10, 2013, 00:41:27
Just about to finish watching series 2 of Homeland


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, January 10, 2013, 08:29:17
I can't watch american reality TV, it does my head in.

I thoroughly enjoyed Gordon Ramsey's UK series, for example, but on trying the yank one I must have lasted about 20 minutes into the first episode before turning it off. They have to have such dramatic music playing all the time (it's a restaurant ffs) and the people act like spoilt little bitches all the time.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Processed Beats on Thursday, January 10, 2013, 11:11:32
Just about to finish watching series 2 of Homeland

Finished it last night. Great, if a little silly at times, stuff.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Thursday, January 10, 2013, 15:32:45
The new series of Bones starting last night & Bones with blonde hair looked good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Thursday, January 10, 2013, 15:48:04
The new series of Bones starting last night & Bones with blonde hair looked good.
ohh thanks for the heads up.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Thursday, January 10, 2013, 15:48:39
also quite enjoying ripper street


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, January 10, 2013, 15:52:34
also quite enjoying ripper street
This is a good series, very enjoyable.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Thursday, January 10, 2013, 16:06:07
The new series of Bones starting last night & Bones with blonde hair looked good.

It seemed to disappear mid-season or something last season? Was it season 7? As I only watch TV from my planner, I rarely see trailers, so did it restart or is this the restart? I was and am confused about exactly what happened.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, January 10, 2013, 17:05:38
I have Bones recorded and will watch it tonight.
It ended where she had been framed for murder by that Pelant bloke and she was going on the run.
Not sure if that was the end of the series or a mid season break, but she was pregnant during filming so perhaps she left to have the baby.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, January 10, 2013, 17:11:01
Just downloaded all 13 episodes of "Testees" I really love its silly stupid humour, well worth watching if you haven't seen it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Thursday, January 10, 2013, 17:16:19
I have Bones recorded and will watch it tonight.
It ended where she had been framed for murder by that Pelant bloke and she was going on the run.
Not sure if that was the end of the series or a mid season break, but she was pregnant during filming so perhaps she left to have the baby.

Ah yeah, that sounds familiar, Booth packed her off in a car. So this carries on from there. Nothing missed. Yay!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 22:36:09
I know it is wrong but the undateables is one of the funniest programmes on tele.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 13:20:40
The hotel is great.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Gnasher on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 13:25:45
The hotel is great.

Mark is like something out of Monty Python. Love it!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 13:27:39
The hotel is great.

It's must scripted though? They are so incompetent the business would surely never survive


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 13:29:45
It's must scripted though? They are so incompetent the business would surely never survive
Apparently it is not scripted and they were so bad the Grose-venor Hotel went bust this year and he had to sell up.

http://www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk/Jobs-saved-TV-s-Hotel-sold-Torquay-s-Grand-boss/story-17062570-detail/story.html


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: pumbaa on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 13:33:50
I know it is wrong but the undateables is one of the funniest programmes on tele.

Out of interest, funny in what way?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 13:48:28
 The tripadvisor reviews of the grosvenor are worth a read if you like the show.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 13:51:46
Anyone seen Utopia on Channel 4 yet? Any cop?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 13:59:47
Anyone seen Utopia on Channel 4 yet? Any cop?

I was also wondering. I have the first 2 in my planner, but can't bring myself to watch it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 14:00:15
Out of interest, funny in what way?
In the way that it is portrayed. Take last weeks episode when they had a man who went on a picnic & thought that cheese & marmite sandwiches would get him love or the Tourettes sufferers who shout the funniest things at the wrong times.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 14:02:11
Anyone seen Utopia on Channel 4 yet? Any cop?

Watched the first episode, have the second in my planner - I thought it was really good... dark, tense... it's got legs, i think (and it isn't the sort of thing I usually watch)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 14:02:26
Anyone seen Utopia on Channel 4 yet? Any cop?
I've seen the first 2 & it is really good, it takes a while to get into it & it has really gruesome violence in it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 14:09:09
Out of interest, funny in what way?

Like a clown. It amuses you


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: pumbaa on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 14:11:03
In the way that it is portrayed. Take last weeks episode when they had a man who went on a picnic & thought that cheese & marmite sandwiches would get him love or the Tourettes sufferers who shout the funniest things at the wrong times.

Noting that I've yet to watch any of this series, but did the last, and that I have a son with Down's syndrome, I don't find it funny per se. I do however find it interesting and compulsive viewing, and it gives an insight as to what we might expect with our little one as he grows up.

Like most programmes, everything is in the editing, so it could portray somebody in a completely different context. I don't like the title either, but appreciate 'A case study into those who have disabilities and might find dating a bit more difficult' isn't so catchy....

Might watch all three tonight. Again out of interest, what did people make of Kate (the girl with Down's syndrome) in last night's episode?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 14:18:45
Kate highlighted my own massive (unacceptable) ignorance. I genuinely thought people with Down's required round-the-clock care, and (for want of a better phrase, sorry!!) couldn't contribute much to society in terms of productivity etc. How wrong I was, and it made me feel a bit rubbish. She came across as a perfectly capable, independent, hard-working "normal" (again, poor phrasing...) woman, who just wanted a proper adult relationship (although that was expressed a bit too much, possibly down to her learning difficulties).


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 14:19:42
It's just the 21st century freak show isn't it? Point and laugh at the afflicted, and how different they are to us.



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DMR on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 14:27:36
Kate highlighted my own massive (unacceptable) ignorance. I genuinely thought people with Down's required round-the-clock care, and (for want of a better phrase, sorry!!) couldn't contribute much to society in terms of productivity etc. How wrong I was, and it made me feel a bit rubbish. She came across as a perfectly capable, independent, hard-working "normal" (again, poor phrasing...) woman, who just wanted a proper adult relationship (although that was expressed a bit too much, possibly down to her learning difficulties).

It was quite reassuring in a weird way. A bit like last week when I said Armstrong suffering from cancer didn't make make him exempt from being a cunt, I would say that having DS doesn't make you exempt from being a bit desperate/clingy.

At the end of the day we're all human and we're all fucking mental.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 14:34:52
I thought Kate was brilliant. Very independent and certainly knew what she wanted in life.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: pumbaa on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 15:06:08
It's just the 21st century freak show isn't it? Point and laugh at the afflicted, and how different they are to us.

I sincerely hope you really don't subscribe to that view.

Far too many people do, and anybody on here that does is welcome to spend an hour or two in the company of my son, and hopefully it'll change your perspective completely.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Farmboy on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 15:26:42
Does anyone know if Community season 4 is going to be shown in the uk?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 15:27:07
Noting that I've yet to watch any of this series, but did the last, and that I have a son with Down's syndrome, I don't find it funny per se. I do however find it interesting and compulsive viewing, and it gives an insight as to what we might expect with our little one as he grows up.

Think it depends on how you look at it - are you laughing at someone with a disability or laughing at someone who is shit at dating? I take the latter view, I do a fair bit of voluntary work and don't view or treat people with disabilities any differently - why should it be any different when I'm watching a programme like that?

Please correct me if I'm wrong though.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 15:35:19
I sincerely hope you really don't subscribe to that view.

Far too many people do, and anybody on here that does is welcome to spend an hour or two in the company of my son, and hopefully it'll change your perspective completely.

It's the reason I think many watch it. I don't watch it, but I don't think of the disabled as freaks, if that's what you mean.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 15:36:54
Think it depends on how you look at it - are you laughing at someone with a disability or laughing at someone who is shit at dating? I take the latter view, I do a fair bit of voluntary work and don't view or treat people with disabilities any differently - why should it be any different when I'm watching a programme like that?

Please correct me if I'm wrong though.

I agree. Pussy footing around only makes interactions awkward and unnatural.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: carbonwhite on Friday, January 25, 2013, 19:44:22
The autistic fella was a right smoothy walked into the party got 2 numbers ran out and cheered for joy. Sometimes the way its presented can be abit misleading though.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Friday, January 25, 2013, 19:55:09
He had shite taste in women though


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Friday, January 25, 2013, 20:52:23
The new episode of Suits was pretty good.

Also watched The Following - the new Kevin Bacon show, which was ok. A lot of setting up for the series crammed into the first episode, it has some potential.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: wiggy on Friday, January 25, 2013, 22:08:45
Thoroughly enjoying the new series of Silent Witness.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: suttonred on Friday, January 25, 2013, 22:15:11
The new episode of Suits was pretty good.

Also watched The Following - the new Kevin Bacon show, which was ok. A lot of setting up for the series crammed into the first episode, it has some potential.

My wife reckons the apprentice guy in suits is the little kid from close encounters, is she shitting me?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Friday, January 25, 2013, 22:22:08
My wife reckons the apprentice guy in suits is the little kid from close encounters, is she shitting me?

I can't see anything on IMDB! Patrick J Adams is his name.

On closer inspection - it's definitely not. He was born 4 years after that film was released!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: leefer on Friday, January 25, 2013, 22:29:23
Watched Mountain Men on the History channel last night...new series(over here) and enjoyed it.

Real life...men who like to live away from the modern world and live in various remote areas in the USA/Alaska.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: suttonred on Friday, January 25, 2013, 22:34:45
I can't see anything on IMDB! Patrick J Adams is his name.

On closer inspection - it's definitely not. He was born 4 years after that film was released!

Right that's it i'm getting shitfaced and amourous tonight in revenge


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: suttonred on Friday, January 25, 2013, 22:35:53
Watched Mountain Men on the History channel last night...new series(over here) and enjoyed it.

Real life...men who like to live away from the modern world and live in various remote areas in the USA/Alaska.

Was ok, but the guy who buggered off to his all mod cons cabin in alaska in his plane, sort of ruined it for me.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: leefer on Friday, January 25, 2013, 22:59:37
Know what you mean Sutton..........though he had some balls flying that old plane.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Friday, January 25, 2013, 23:07:38
Right that's it i'm getting shitfaced and amourous tonight in revenge

Rightly so!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: joteddyred on Saturday, January 26, 2013, 10:38:54
The new episode of Suits was pretty good.

Also watched The Following - the new Kevin Bacon show, which was ok. A lot of setting up for the series crammed into the first episode, it has some potential.

I missed it on Tuesday, but caught the repeat last night. I enjoyed it, but like you say, too much happened in 50 minutes of television.  It has the potential to be gripping or just plain stupid.  We'll see.

Thoroughly enjoying the new series of Silent Witness.

They seem to have stepped it up again, the last series was a bit slow.  A lot more graphic and gruesome as well.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Saturday, January 26, 2013, 20:59:52
Anyone on hear watch Southland?? It's pretty hard to watch at times but I love it


Title: Re: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, January 26, 2013, 23:10:30
At the moment I'm working my way through The X-Files, Malcolm in the Middle, How I Met Your Mother and Buffy.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: nochee on Saturday, January 26, 2013, 23:11:42
Love/hate. Irish gang, drugs, shootings, sex, corruption etc. it's dark and fantastic.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Jackstfc on Sunday, January 27, 2013, 00:51:19
Watched ITVs Great Night Out first 3 eposides and enjoyed all of them so far. Agree The Hotel is great, real life the office !


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: suttonred on Sunday, January 27, 2013, 02:36:35
At the moment I'm working my way through The X-Files, Malcolm in the Middle, How I Met Your Mother and Buffy.

Fuck me have you found a wormhole back in time to the late 90's?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, January 27, 2013, 10:06:20
Fuck me have you found a wormhole back in time to the late 90's?
yeah, it's called Netflix.

Malcolm in the Middle is actually a far better show than I remembered.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: adje on Sunday, January 27, 2013, 10:12:15
yeah, it's called Netflix.

Malcolm in the Middle is actually a far better show than I remembered.

It sure is and his mum belongs in the "shouldn't but would" thread!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Sunday, January 27, 2013, 10:21:37
The Following was excellent... episode 1 was a pilot, so i guess it had to be a bit crammed to set the scene and get picked up for a full series - i expect it'll calm down a bit now.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DV Canio on Sunday, January 27, 2013, 12:22:08
yeah, it's called Netflix.

Malcolm in the Middle is actually a far better show than I remembered.

I downloaded and went through Malcolm in the Middle about a year back and like you was surprised with how much better it was than I remembered


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Sunday, January 27, 2013, 13:04:00
On episode 8 of series 4 of spooks on netflix. Hooked!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Summerof69 on Sunday, January 27, 2013, 18:03:11
Just noticed the new series of Top Gear starts tonight 8pm BBC2


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Sunday, January 27, 2013, 18:12:36
Just noticed the new series of Top Gear starts tonight 8pm BBC2

Thanks. Totally missed any mention of a new series on the beeb.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Summerof69 on Sunday, January 27, 2013, 18:13:48
Thanks. Totally missed any mention of a new series on the beeb.

I just saw it on the TV listings. It gets lost with all the repeats they show.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, January 27, 2013, 22:22:20
Tonights the hotel was the best yet.  :soapy tit wank:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Thursday, January 31, 2013, 03:48:22
The US remake of House of Cards will be available (exclusively) on Netflix on Friday. All 13 episodes released at the same time. Don't really remember the original that well but looks like this could be worth a watch.


Title: Re: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: herthab on Thursday, January 31, 2013, 23:01:28
Charlie Brooker's new series just about to start on BBC2.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Thursday, January 31, 2013, 23:05:15
Charlie Brooker's new series just about to start on BBC2.

Thanks!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Saturday, February 2, 2013, 11:44:14
Last episode of 30 Rock aired on thursday. I don't know how many people watch it in this country (I don't think it's that big in the US, hence the cancellation), but it is a very smart, very funny and very good comedy.

And the last episode was a brilliant last episode


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Saturday, February 2, 2013, 11:54:58
I wanted to get into it, as, like 2 and a half men, I was told it was good. Like 2 and a half men though, I never bothered.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, February 2, 2013, 12:59:41
Getting into Utopia now.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Saturday, February 2, 2013, 16:00:59
Utopia is great but is a bit of a mind fuck


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Saturday, February 2, 2013, 16:24:45
Yeah, been enjoying Utopia, very weird but strangely gripping and quite gruesome in places.

The Following is also very good thus far.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: GoSWINDON on Saturday, February 2, 2013, 23:46:27
Yeah, been enjoying Utopia, very weird but strangely gripping and quite gruesome in places.

The Following is also very good thus far.

?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 10:57:02
What?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 00:21:48
Currently watching plane crash on Ch4.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: BruceChatwin on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 00:39:36
What?

A classic breakdown in communication here.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Notts red on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 00:59:34
A classic breakdown in communication here.
  :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 01:24:23
Or someone is thick/pissed


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mystical_goat on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 02:09:40
Still plodding my way through The Wire. Series Four, episode one; promising.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Spud on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 07:43:09
Quote from: mystical_goat link=topic=45110.msg1157171#msg1157171sho date=1360026580
Still plodding my way through The Wire. Series Four, episode one; promising.

Still my favourite tv show ever. So much so, that I'm going to try and re-watch it in the near future.

Got through The Soprano's box set in just under 3 weeks, last week. Ending was a bit strange, and ended up being far too complicated that I had to google it.

Just started 'House of Cards' on Netflix.



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 11:16:07
Then ending to Sopranos was brilliant, and quite obvious what happened when you watch it back.  Large parts of the last scene were filmed from Tony's perspective, so when it goes black that was also Tony's perspective....  Capiche?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 11:20:08
And the flashback to Bobby saying "You probably don't even hear it when it happens". Pretty obvious what happens really.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 14:29:26
And the flashback to Bobby saying "You probably don't even hear it when it happens". Pretty obvious what happens really.

Yup


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Spud on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 14:42:52
Then ending to Sopranos was brilliant, and quite obvious what happened when you watch it back.  Large parts of the last scene were filmed from Tony's perspective, so when it goes black that was also Tony's perspective....  Capiche?

Well, that was my guess. Just because of the entrance of AJ.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 18:09:27
Got through The Soprano's box set in just under 3 weeks, last week. Ending was a bit strange, and ended up being far too complicated that I had to google it.

Just started 'House of Cards' on Netflix.

Think people over analysed the ending to The Soprano's. Read an interview with the creator recently and he basically said if you're asking whether he was killed or not you've missed the point of the whole thing.

Thought House of Cards was ace. Felt like a British drama and true to the style of the original (if I remember it correctly). Kevin Spacey was excellent throughout. There was one thing that I thought let it down but won't spoil it for others.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 18:11:32
New (to UK TV) Spartacus and Walking Dead back on 11th and 10th Feb. Happy days.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 20:11:14
Ok brainy folk why can I not watch more 4 programmes on the 4od app yet you can if you can watch on a normal computer?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 20:13:46
Only limited content is available through the app. The full library is only available through the website (or some other services, like YouView).


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 20:46:42
Grrrrrr I only have an iPad now


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: pumbaa on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 21:32:06
Grrrrrr I only have an iPad now

ONLY an iPad? I wish I had a fucking iPad..............;-)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 22:17:56
Hahahah well I used to have a company laptop which was crap as came free with our company blackberrys but did me OK. Then when I left I was a bit lost, especially as my phone doesn't send emails and trying to organise a wedding and organise cheerleading coaching without email is difficult, so my very lovely fiancé bought me an IPad for my birthday.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Langers on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 17:18:18
Did anyone see Black Mirror last night, any good?



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 18:29:47
Yeah, once again I thought it was well written and raised some interesting ideas. Decent bit of tv.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 20:08:10
I watched the first season of Black Mirror this week, thought it was pretty cool.  Hoping the 2nd is as good, haven't started yet.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Saxondale on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 20:20:42
Enjoyed it, very very dark.  I like Brookers writing as you can see exactly where his ideas are coming from (last night - spoiler alert, computers and comapanies increasingly getting to know you and be able to market to your desires) to the extent that I end up going, yeah obviously, why cant I have ideas and write then I could have done that. 

More to the point I guess he just articulates a lot of what I think.  Being that he's a bitter misanthrope in his early 40's I suppose its not a surprise I identify with his viewpoint.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Langers on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 20:30:35
Cheers, I usually enjoy his programmes so will watch it later then.



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 20:31:22
Just started watching 15 storeys high. Loving it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 20:33:02
(last night - spoiler alert, computers and comapanies increasingly getting to know you and be able to market to your desires)

And that if you come back as some kind of droid you'll be so much better at sex that your partner will wonder why she didn't just marry a doll in the first place.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 20:34:37
Just started watching 15 storeys high. Loving it.
it's absolutely brilliant, enjoy.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 20:38:00
Brooker's great. It's been interesting watch him change though- I still remember when he was a lonely, slightly chubby, bitter man with unfashionable gelled hair sitting in his basement wanking off over old people. Now he's married to Konnie Huq (at a Las Vegas drive thru no less), has fashionable hair, is thin(ner), is expecting a child, and doesn't masturbate for comic effect anymore!

Without a tv or iplayer I haven't seen his new weekly wipe, but someone described it as being like a panel/chat show, which just sounds like an abomination.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 20:43:57
Without a tv or iplayer I haven't seen his new weekly wipe, but someone described it as being like a panel/chat show, which just sounds like an abomination.

It's still decent but his levels of smugness are starting to grate a little.

The American and the talking head characters are fucking woefull.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Saxondale on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 21:08:44
Weekly wipe isnt as solidly funny as his older stuff but there are still parts that make me laugh out loud.  Which as a bitter misanthrope isnt easy to do.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Saturday, February 16, 2013, 10:57:24
On the topic of Charlie Brooker, I saw episode 3 of weekly wipe and the first episode of the new series of Black Mirror last night. Weekly wipe is actually still very good, but the sets/surroundings do kind of set off in my mind that this isn't old Brooker anymore. Instead of an average suburban basement filled with normal clutter and detritus, he does his 'sitting in front of the tv' segments in an antique panelled room with a roaring log fire. Not very 'lonely misanthrope', more 'rich moaning twat'. Not that I think he is the latter, it just flags it up in my mind...

Black Mirror was fucking immense. I have not had a TV show bring up so many questions that remain unanswered in a long time. Me and my mate sat there for hours afterwards talking about the minutae. That episode is the best I've seen so far. Definitely worth a watch, particularly if you like near-future sci-fi like Children of Men or Looper etc.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 20:32:41
Parks & Recreation starts on BBC4 tonight. Similar to The Office (US) and worth watching for Ron Swanson alone.

Community has started up again in the US, might just be me but it seems to have gone downhill a bit - same old jokes and its getting boring.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 20:39:02
Yeah, I watched Series one of Community and thought it was alright, gave up early into Series two.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Thursday, March 7, 2013, 00:21:25
Parks and Rec only really starts getting into its stride into season two, so don't judge it straight away if you're only getting into it now.

I'm not going to lie that community has its peaks and troughs, but writing it off at the beginning of season two is stupid. A lot of people got a bit uppity about the episodes in season four because of behind the scenes changes, but I honestly find that newer episodes on individual merit arent that much worse


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: dalumpimunki on Thursday, March 7, 2013, 08:29:48
I can't be arsed to go back through all the pages of this thread that I've missed in the last year, but in case it hasn't been mentioned, can I just say "Breaking Bad" is the absolute bollocks.

It might be the best TV drama I've ever seen. I know I said that about The Wire, and possibly Deadwood, but this might be even better.

If you haven't seen it then watch it. It's worth signing up to Netflix (free for the first month), just for that and the US remake of House of Cards.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, March 7, 2013, 10:10:38
Parks and Rec only really starts getting into its stride into season two, so don't judge it straight away if you're only getting into it now.

Absolutely.  First series can be pretty average in places but you will be richly rewarded in season 2 if you stick with it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Thursday, March 7, 2013, 11:30:31
Just got on to the American Netflix and I'm now going back through Trailer Park Boys.

The Walking Dead is starting to step it up again after a small lull in the series.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, March 7, 2013, 11:35:00

The Walking Dead is starting to step it up again after a small lull in the series.

I've not bothered with the last episode and the episode before that I switched off half way through. That shit is boooooooooring.

I wonder how popular it would be if it didn't have the occasional zombie in it.?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Thursday, March 7, 2013, 13:44:51
The episode before the last one started crap but had a great ending & the last episode was quite good. Talking about Zombies i watched the film Cockneys vs Zombies last night it is well worth a watch just for Michelle Ryan but there are some great other roles including Richard Briers


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Thursday, March 7, 2013, 13:49:29
The episode before the last one started crap but had a great ending & the last episode was quite good.

Are you watching US pace? I've not been too impressed so far with the 2 or 3 that have been shown here.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Thursday, March 7, 2013, 14:00:04
Are you watching US pace? I've not been too impressed so far with the 2 or 3 that have been shown here.
No on FX but they haven't been great but they have been good, a lot of the yank shows have been going a bit stale recently. I have been impressed with the adverts for Revolution.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Thursday, March 14, 2013, 22:12:30
Been watching Portlandia on Netflix. One of those love it / hate it shows, worth a try though - some of it is very funny and they have some great guest stars.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, March 14, 2013, 22:16:46
Been watching Portlandia on Netflix. One of those love it / hate it shows, worth a try though - some of it is very funny and they have some great guest stars.

FRED ARMISEN IS A GENIUS.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Thursday, March 14, 2013, 22:21:54
Been enjoying Suits series 2 so far.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, March 14, 2013, 22:37:04
Anyone else watch The Mimic last night? Thought it was actually quite good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: leefer on Thursday, March 14, 2013, 22:50:16
Anyone else watch The Mimic last night? Thought it was actually quite good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, March 14, 2013, 22:55:55
:D


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: woolster on Thursday, March 14, 2013, 22:56:02
Anyone else watch The Mimic last night? Thought it was actually quite good.
I see what you done there :nod:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: carbonwhite on Monday, March 18, 2013, 14:58:08
I've not bothered with the last episode and the episode before that I switched off half way through. That shit is boooooooooring.

I wonder how popular it would be if it didn't have the occasional zombie in it.?
:eek: still the most watched show this year without fail, season 3 has been the best so far.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Monday, March 18, 2013, 20:06:41
I've not bothered with the last episode and the episode before that I switched off half way through. That shit is boooooooooring.

I wonder how popular it would be if it didn't have the occasional zombie in it.?

I agree.  I think the Walking Dead is getting a bit "Lost" (no pun intended); boring the hell out of me.  I've decided to persevere with it thoug, since my house mate still watches it.

I can't be arsed to go back through all the pages of this thread that I've missed in the last year, but in case it hasn't been mentioned, can I just say "Breaking Bad" is the absolute bollocks.

It might be the best TV drama I've ever seen. I know I said that about The Wire, and possibly Deadwood, but this might be even better.

If you haven't seen it then watch it. It's worth signing up to Netflix (free for the first month), just for that and the US remake of House of Cards.

Also agree with this entirely.  I can't think of a drama I've seen - ever - that can compete with Breaking Bad.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Monday, March 18, 2013, 20:21:52
Try Sopranos


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: adje on Monday, March 18, 2013, 20:25:29
The Graham Parker documentary on BBC4 on sat was brilliant


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: leefer on Monday, March 18, 2013, 20:47:08
Watched the Dr Feelgood documentary last night.

What a great live band they were.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: adje on Monday, March 18, 2013, 22:47:08
Yeah-that too


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Notts red on Monday, March 18, 2013, 22:56:07
Been watching Broadchurch which is on itv now, Been going down to West bay since a kid and it's a nice place for a Sunday out. Although its better than Harbour lights, The accents Their putting on aren't the best  :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, March 18, 2013, 22:57:17
How was the game nr?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Monday, March 18, 2013, 23:15:31
Been watching Broadchurch which is on itv now, Been going down to West bay since a kid and it's a nice place for a Sunday out. Although its better than Harbour lights, The accents Their putting on aren't the best  :)

Too bloody right. Only David Tennant has anything near a decent accent in the bits I've seen. And that's only because he's doing his natural one.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Notts red on Monday, March 18, 2013, 23:42:16
How was the game nr?
What a waste of a journey that was Bob. They bloody cancelled it didn't they, reckoned not enough fans turned up so going to play it tomorrow night instead  :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: carbonwhite on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 05:20:06
I agree.  I think the Walking Dead is getting a bit "Lost" (no pun intended); boring the hell out of me.  I've decided to persevere with it thoug, since my house mate still watches it.

Also agree with this entirely.  I can't think of a drama I've seen - ever - that can compete with Breaking Bad.
I can think of plenty of dramas which can compete with Breaking Bad....Deadwood...Game Of Thrones...Sopranos...The Wire...Boardwalk Empire...Hell On Wheels...Dexter...OZ...Rome...Carnivale...Sons of Anarchy...The Walking Dead ;). Still a shame Breaking Bad hasnt been renewed.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: dalumpimunki on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 08:40:21
I can think of plenty of dramas which can compete with Breaking Bad....Deadwood...Game Of Thrones...Sopranos...The Wire...Boardwalk Empire...Hell On Wheels...Dexter...OZ...Rome...Carnivale...Sons of Anarchy...The Walking Dead ;). Still a shame Breaking Bad hasnt been renewed.

I'm sort of with you for the first part of that list, although BB is the thing I've got into most recently, and so it sort of trumps the others for me at the moment (mind you very excited by the GoT return next month). After that though I think you're stretching it; Oz deserves respect as the granddaddy of all the high profile, high budget, long running US drama's, Dexter is fun, but Carnivale was a mess that got cancelled after one season, Rome and Sons of Anarchy are pretty much cartoons with nothing like the level of detailed characterisation that the others offer, and The WD is creaking as discussed elsewhere. BE I've not watched yet so I'll reserve judgement.

BB has won all those Emmy's, and other TV awards for a reason.



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 09:40:58
BB has won all those Emmy's, and other TV awards for a reason.



West Wing has 27 Emmy's (4th highest of all time) and is fucking epic. Yet it is never in the conversation for best US drama for some reason.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 12:21:48
West Wing is brilliant


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: BruceChatwin on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 13:19:05
In terms of what is greatest, I think The Sopranos has the best cast of characters, The Wire's the most satisfyingly complete, and Breaking Bad the most exciting. Mad Men should be in the conversation, and Deadwood would have been if it hadn't been cancelled.

PS: I don't think BB's not been renewed CW, it's just coming to the natural conclusion of its story arc. Also, I think Carnivale was cancelled after 2 seasons lumps, but agree it's nowhere near the list of great shows. Wouldn't bother with Boardwalk Empire if I were you. Still enjoyable but not up there with the above (though maybe worth watching for Richard the wounded sniper).

PPS: I think the characters in Rome are great, and not at all cartoonish (very difficult when you're dealing with historical figures), though it should have just been a single miniseries.

We really are spoiled for TV drama these days. Just a shame in Britain we can't compete.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 13:27:22
Six Feet Under never gets mentioned yet is fantastic.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: dalumpimunki on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 13:38:59
West Wing has 27 Emmy's (4th highest of all time) and is fucking epic. Yet it is never in the conversation for best US drama for some reason.

You know I've been rewatching this over the last couple of weeks and been reminded of why I loved it so much the first time around.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: BruceChatwin on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 13:56:35
Six Feet Under never gets mentioned yet is fantastic.

Was also one of the originals in the first wave of this new form of high-end US network dramas.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 13:58:05
Been enjoying Suits series 2 so far.
I really enjoy watching that.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: carbonwhite on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 04:06:56
So good series never get cut short? Carnivale won emmys 9 of them and was nominated for more, rated top 50 on IMDB so it does have a following.

Now take for instance West wing i don't like it but it doesnt mean its not good to someone.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: alanmayes on Thursday, March 21, 2013, 19:08:13
ITV4 HD now showing 'The best of Brazil'.Football at it's best!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: alanmayes on Thursday, March 21, 2013, 21:46:51
What a goal by Balotelli in the Italy v Brazil friendly in Geneva.

Why always him  :D


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Friday, March 22, 2013, 00:33:10
Just finishing catching up on, The Walking Dead, as I'd not seen the last 3 episodes. I was loving it a few episodes ago, but it's got really, really boring again.

It's hinting at more action, but it's too tedious a journey to sustain my undivided attention at the moment. Shame.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Friday, March 22, 2013, 11:26:06
Agree with Barry, running out of ideas I think.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: china red on Friday, March 22, 2013, 11:29:42
The Americans and Banshee are two ne TV shows whichare both very good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: dalumpimunki on Friday, March 22, 2013, 12:53:23
So good series never get cut short? Carnivale won emmys 9 of them and was nominated for more, rated top 50 on IMDB so it does have a following.

Now take for instance West wing i don't like it but it doesnt mean its not good to someone.

My memory of Carnivale was that I liked it but that it turned into a bit of a dogs dinner. Looking back it was probably the result of the writers trying to truncate the story line so that it concluded in season 2. Same thing happened with Jericho. Sort of the reverse of the problem that Heroes and Lost had, where both had at least one season where they looked like they were marking time because they didn't know how to finish them.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, March 22, 2013, 13:00:09
My memory of Carnivale was that I liked it but that it turned into a bit of a dogs dinner. Looking back it was probably the result of the writers trying to truncate the story line so that it concluded in season 2. Same thing happened with Jericho. Sort of the reverse of the problem that Heroes and Lost had, where both had at least one season where they looked like they were marking time because they didn't know how to finish them.
Twin Peaks is the worst for that. The second half of season 2 is utterly pointless.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: thepeoplesgame on Friday, March 22, 2013, 13:10:52
Twin Peaks is the worst for that. The second half of season 2 is utterly pointless.

Heather Graham is reason enough for those episodes.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, March 22, 2013, 13:25:51
Heather Graham is reason enough for those episodes.
Perhaps in the days before the internet...


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Friday, March 22, 2013, 13:41:03
Lizard lick towing. Watch it


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, March 22, 2013, 15:52:57
Downloaded Star Trek - The Animated Series last night to complete my collection. I now have every episode of Star Trek ever created. Currently watching STTNG for the second run through. I fucking love Star Trek.

Inb4: You're a massive geeeeeeek


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: yeo on Friday, March 22, 2013, 20:56:57
I've just finished the two series of Game of Thrones and loved them, it sets up for Series 3 brilliantly appealing to every inch of my nerdability.



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Friday, March 22, 2013, 20:58:03
San Marino v England on now. It doesn't get much better.  :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Friday, March 22, 2013, 21:04:37
Their ground's like oxfords, but the fence is green and has trees


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: dalumpimunki on Friday, March 22, 2013, 21:15:17
I've just finished the two series of Game of Thrones and loved them, it sets up for Series 3 brilliantly appealing to every inch of my nerdability.

If we're playing "look at me I'm a massive geek" then I should mention how much I like Battlestar Galactica, Caprica and the last couple of seasons of Fringe.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Friday, March 22, 2013, 21:24:48
Twin Peaks is the worst for that. The second half of season 2 is utterly pointless.

Damn fine season and a half before it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Friday, March 22, 2013, 22:27:39
If we're playing "look at me I'm a massive geek" then I should mention how much I like Battlestar Galactica, Caprica and the last couple of seasons of Fringe.

Loved Fringe, watched it from beginning to end at broadcast speed.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: donkey on Friday, March 22, 2013, 23:14:43
Lizard lick towing. Watch it

That is a good call.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: donkey on Friday, March 22, 2013, 23:17:27
Loved Fringe, watched it from beginning to end at broadcast speed.

Me too.  No episode was complete unless Olivia ran somewhere...


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: suttonred on Friday, March 22, 2013, 23:20:43
Did 3 series and got bored, did walter ever wear an SS uniform?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, March 23, 2013, 00:05:01
Went stale in the middle but series 4 onwards it completely changed


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Saturday, March 23, 2013, 21:42:08
Boss on More4 earlier this week

As a sucker for a US political drama I enjoyed the first episode, Kelsey Grammer is pretty impressive.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: yeo on Sunday, March 24, 2013, 15:02:51
Boss on More4 earlier this week

As a sucker for a US political drama I enjoyed the first episode, Kelsey Grammer is pretty impressive.

oooh me to, I'll hunt this out


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: dalumpimunki on Sunday, March 24, 2013, 16:31:50
oooh me to, I'll hunt this out

Have you seen the netflix remake of House of Cards yet?

Sign up for the 1 month free membership and you can watch the whole thing over a week for bugger all.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: BruceChatwin on Sunday, March 24, 2013, 18:24:40
Last chance to catch The Challenger, the BBC's great feature length drama about Richard Feynman's efforts to uncover the scientific and political truth behind the challenger disaster, before it gets taken down from iPlayer on Monday.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Sunday, March 24, 2013, 22:29:52
Last chance to catch The Challenger, the BBC's great feature length drama about Richard Feynman's efforts to uncover the scientific and political truth behind the challenger disaster, before it gets taken down from iPlayer on Monday.

Gonna check this out tonight.  Is it decent?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: yeo on Sunday, March 24, 2013, 22:33:26
Have you seen the netflix remake of House of Cards yet?

Sign up for the 1 month free membership and you can watch the whole thing over a week for bugger all.

I found Netflix a complete Cunt to cancel, ordered a new Cash Card with a different number in the end.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Sunday, March 24, 2013, 22:39:11
Downloaded Seasons 4 and 5 of the simpsons, with seasons 6-9 on the go currently. It's easy to forget how good it used to be


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, March 24, 2013, 22:43:16
Downloaded Seasons 4 and 5 of the simpsons, with seasons 6-9 on the go currently. It's easy to forget how good it used to be

The glory era includes some the most breathtakingly amazing writing television will ever enjoy.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bukkake Regiment on Sunday, March 24, 2013, 23:10:27
Eclipsed only by South Park in the animated comedy stakes. Not a fan of Family Guy, must be the only person on the planet who doesn't like it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Sunday, March 24, 2013, 23:23:09
I like Family Guy but it can be a bit hit and miss at times.

Last chance to catch The Challenger, the BBC's great feature length drama about Richard Feynman's efforts to uncover the scientific and political truth behind the challenger disaster, before it gets taken down from iPlayer on Monday.

I'll give it a go, its available through Sky on demand.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, March 25, 2013, 10:36:55
I watched The Challenger last night. Thought it was a good portrayal of Feynman, if a little over dramaticised.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: BruceChatwin on Monday, March 25, 2013, 13:02:34
I watched The Challenger last night. Thought it was a good portrayal of Feynman, if a little over dramaticised.

The generic hero-walking-away-on-white-house-lawn ending did make me facepalm a bit. I also think Feynman as a personality in real life was more permanently enthused than he was played in this.

But it ticked so many boxes on my drama thumbs up lists I was willing to forgive it:

True story
Tragedy everyone knows but a story behind it not everyone does
Detective story
Political cover up (I love all programs about political cover ups)
Maverick lead character with brilliant scientific mind
Ethical and scientific flaws in pompous management exposed by brilliant scientific mind
Twist at end

British made programs like this come along on TV more rarely than Halley's Comet passes over the earth.

Still available until 10.30pm tonight for anyone interested.



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, March 25, 2013, 13:16:58
I must admit that I wasn't so aware of the attempted cover up, so the programme did add that educational aspect for me.

Brilliantly, as it finished, I flicked over to BBC Four to find A Beautiful Mind starting, so had an evening of Nobel Laureates.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: carbonwhite on Monday, March 25, 2013, 19:31:01
Agree with Barry, running out of ideas I think.
Yeah they only have another what 17 books to carry on from.......


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: carbonwhite on Monday, March 25, 2013, 19:33:29
My memory of Carnivale was that I liked it but that it turned into a bit of a dogs dinner. Looking back it was probably the result of the writers trying to truncate the story line so that it concluded in season 2. Same thing happened with Jericho. Sort of the reverse of the problem that Heroes and Lost had, where both had at least one season where they looked like they were marking time because they didn't know how to finish them.
Wasnt the writers strike going on around that time? i remember Lost and Heroes going abit sci wiff around that time.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Monday, March 25, 2013, 19:54:00
Downloaded Seasons 4 and 5 of the simpsons, with seasons 6-9 on the go currently. It's easy to forget how good it used to be

I'm currently re-watching them too (in order, because I'm just that anal). On season 9. It used to be so good!

The Challenger was fucking great, if a bit over-dramatised. Superb example of the scientific method being THE most important tool humanity has ever developed. And screw politicians, seriously.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: thedarkprince on Monday, March 25, 2013, 20:19:26
Really enjoyed The Challenger, missed it first time round but caught it on iPlayer yesterday.

Was only 5 or 6 at the time of this but remember watching the news with my dad and its piqued my interest ever since.

Guess it highlights the pitfalls of massive government agencies who take risks to chase funding. Hopefully the private sector don't fall into the same traps.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Monday, March 25, 2013, 20:47:36
I must admit that I wasn't so aware of the attempted cover up.

Was there any attempted cover up? Came across to me that it was a handful of incompetent people working in broken management structures, more of a cover their arses than a full blown cover up. The whole incident is now used a lot as a case study in areas such as whistle blowing, communications and group decision making - as similar disasters often are. Just a pity it always needs something bad to happen before people start doing something about things they know are wrong and they shouldn't be doing. Unfortunately most people choose the easy life instead.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Thursday, March 28, 2013, 00:38:18
Anybody else watch The Mimic (BBC3 I think)?  Had me chuckling with relative frequency.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: BruceChatwin on Thursday, March 28, 2013, 00:53:02
Anybody else watch The Mimic (BBC3 I think)?  Had me chuckling with relative frequency.

I've been meaning to watch it having felt sufficiently intrigued by the adverts but haven't got around to it yet. Don't think it's on BBC3 though. If it is then I immediately withdraw my tentative interest.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Thursday, March 28, 2013, 00:55:42
I've been meaning to watch it having felt sufficiently intrigued by the adverts but haven't got around to it yet. Don't think it's on BBC3 though. If it is then I immediately withdraw my tentative interest.

You're quite right, it was channel 4

http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/vy9v2/the-mimic--03042013


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Thursday, March 28, 2013, 10:33:17
Caught the first 2 episodes of Parks and Recreation season 2 last night on bbc 4... think I'll have to acquire season 1 pretty sharpish and catch up, it was great.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Sunday, March 31, 2013, 03:02:25
If anyone watches The Voice on catchup, what is the song playing in the background when the girl with the funny eyes is introduced (starts at 45.34 in).


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Sunday, March 31, 2013, 08:38:15
Revolution - whilst I quite enjoyed it I think deep down I know that it was poor enough for cancellation without massive improvement.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Sussex on Sunday, March 31, 2013, 08:54:47
I felt a bit uncomfortable when the blind girl was on and they couldn't see. Probably me just being too sensitive. I'll go slaughter some newborn lambs later to make up for it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Sippo on Sunday, March 31, 2013, 09:57:05
The life's too short special was superb last night.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Sunday, March 31, 2013, 10:12:30
Caught the first 2 episodes of Parks and Recreation season 2 last night on bbc 4... think I'll have to acquire season 1 pretty sharpish and catch up, it was great.

It's very good. Halfway through season 5 in America at the moment, and it only really gets better


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, March 31, 2013, 10:13:59
They haven't even got to the best of Ron Swanson, Bert Macklin or Jean-Ralphio.

The lucky bastards have so much to look forward to.

Also, I thought Revolution was far too rambling. It won't last.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: dalumpimunki on Sunday, March 31, 2013, 10:26:44
If anyone watches The Voice on catchup, what is the song playing in the background when the girl with the funny eyes is introduced (starts at 45.34 in).

It's Adele; "Make you feel my love".


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Sunday, March 31, 2013, 10:39:38
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlLyZEfGQIU

Clubs. Girls. Dancing. Naked. Mom?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, March 31, 2013, 10:40:58
Cuz I'm technically homeleeeeeeeeeeeeeess.

I used Jean-Ralphio's advice when doing a best man speech.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNkSHC7JTlE


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: woolster on Sunday, March 31, 2013, 21:04:54
Has series 3 of mad dogs started on sky one yet, thought it was due to start in march


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Sunday, March 31, 2013, 21:13:20
Has series 3 of mad dogs started on sky one yet, thought it was due to start in march

April, but I heard it was put back to June. Can't find a link yet..

---
Ahhhh Beesley's tweet:

@maxbeesley7

OK so #MADDOGS3 is being shown in June,sorry for delay hope you all remember it! I promise you wont be dissapointed. [email protected]


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: woolster on Sunday, March 31, 2013, 21:15:19
April, but I heard it was put back to June. Can't find a link yet..
cheers batch


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, April 1, 2013, 22:33:58
The new Jonathan Creek special.

All so good until the last 10 minutes. That ending was absolute shite.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: adje on Monday, April 1, 2013, 22:41:13
Quite agree Sam.First 80 mins had me spellbound but that denouement was embarrassingly bad.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: adje on Monday, April 1, 2013, 22:42:45
The Village was decent-reminded me so much of my childhood!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: joteddyred on Monday, April 1, 2013, 22:54:18
The new Jonathan Creek special.

All so good until the last 10 minutes. That ending was absolute shite.

Utterly pathetic ending.  My 5 year old could have done better.

I'm quite enjoying Broadchurch on ITV and also the Following.  It's become ridiculously implausible, but I'm still hooked.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DV Canio on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 07:21:18
Got round to watching Jonathan Creek, same opinion as others.

What happened and how it happened was all pretty good. Why it happened though, ridiculous.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 09:41:55
The Village was decent-reminded me so much of my childhood!

I didn't know you were that old adje!  :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Langers on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 10:28:39
Anyone watch the first episode of the new Game of Thrones?

It seems to be straying further and further away from the books, which is a shame. Still bloody good though.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 10:47:35
Been laid up in bed with a cold all weekend so went through the first series of Dexter. Loved it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: adje on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 19:27:13
I didn't know you were that old adje!  :)

99 next january


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 19:37:42
Dr Who is not what it was. Not enjoyed it much recently. Really good comeback with Eccllestone and Tennant was good but the story lines started to get shit towards the end of him. Its forgotten who the audience is - don't treat us as adults, treat us as kids.
Decent start for Revolution last week and can't wait for Walking dead Series IV.


Title: Re: Re: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: herthab on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 19:55:17
99 next january
If fairness you've aged well.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: adje on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 20:03:25
If fairness you've aged well.

Thanks mate-its the hair!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mystical_goat on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 20:06:14
Dr Who and Johnathan Creek were both big let-downs for me this week.


Title: Re: Re: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: herthab on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 20:06:27
Thanks mate-its the hair!
That's me fucked then.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: adje on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 20:37:07
Ha sorry mate,no offence!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 20:43:37
For all of you Game of Thrones fans, here is a gallery of the leading ladies.

http://www.kontraband.com/pics/36052/Game-Of-Thrones-Leading-Ladies/?gpage=1#show (http://www.kontraband.com/pics/36052/Game-Of-Thrones-Leading-Ladies/?gpage=1#show)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 20:59:37
For all of you Game of Thrones fans, here is a gallery of the leading ladies.

http://www.kontraband.com/pics/36052/Game-Of-Thrones-Leading-Ladies/?gpage=1#show (http://www.kontraband.com/pics/36052/Game-Of-Thrones-Leading-Ladies/?gpage=1#show)

Did you see that Northern Ginger one (lives North of the wall) on the Jonathan Ross show?  Wossy was taking the piss out of the fact that in real life she has the poshest voice he has ever heard.

Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql6y3RC-Ni4


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 21:07:00
Not watched any of Game Of Thrones, will get round to it at some point.
However, i've seen clips of it, and there's a blonde in it that is fucking outstanding and worth watching just for her alone.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 21:09:17
Crixussss noooooooooooooooo.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 21:16:30
Not watched any of Game Of Thrones, will get round to it at some point.
However, i've seen clips of it, and there's a blonde in it that is fucking outstanding and worth watching just for her alone.

Game of Thrones = soft porn for geeks.

That blonde is fit, gets her kit off as well.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 21:32:54
Dr Who is not what it was. Not enjoyed it much recently. Really good comeback with Eccllestone and Tennant was good but the story lines started to get shit towards the end of him. Its forgotten who the audience is - don't treat us as adults, treat us as kids.

Doctor Who has changed considerably since RTD left it in Moffat's hands. It has become darker and more serious with plots that are becoming increasingly frustrating to follow due to story arcs that arc over a two-part series...I'm getting a bit tired of it as well.

I've been watching Buffy on Netflix and I'd never really appreciated how brilliant Joss Whedon is before now.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 21:38:03
Did you see that Northern Ginger one (lives North of the wall) on the Jonathan Ross show?  Wossy was taking the piss out of the fact that in real life she has the poshest voice he has ever heard.

She is amazing. Two thumbs up. Would give a kidney for an evening with her.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 21:45:42
She is amazing. Two thumbs up. Would give a kidney for an evening with her.

 :thumb: :thumb:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Langers on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 21:49:41
She is amazing. Two thumbs up. Would give a kidney for an evening with her.

There are plenty of nude scenes with her character in the book. Lets prey they included them in the show...


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 22:00:10
There are plenty of nude scenes with her character in the book. Lets prey they included them in the show...

Redheads who aren't 'too' pretty (Amy Pond, for example, is 'too' pretty) for some reason really get me.

Jon Snow, you are a lucky bastard.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 22:01:30
Redheads who aren't 'too' pretty (Amy Pond, for example, is 'too' pretty) for some reason really get me.

Jon Snow, you are a lucky bastard.
before someone else says it:

gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 22:05:29
before someone else says it:

gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

Haha.  Amy Pond might be the pinnacle of fictional womanhood for me.  "Too pretty" in as much as I wouldn't stand a chance but that's all.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 22:13:36
Crixussss noooooooooooooooo.

He had a good innings.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 22:14:40
Haha.  Amy Pond might be the pinnacle of fictional womanhood for me.  "Too pretty" in as much as I wouldn't stand a chance but that's all.

See I was a fat, uncool, nerdy kid at school, so girls who looked like her generally used to be fucking bitches. Perhaps that's why I don't find them attractive.

Not that I'm bitter or anything. I've nearly crossed everyone off of my list now...


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 22:15:48
He had a good innings.

I knew it was coming, obviously, hoped they'd re-written history in a way. Interestingly they could leave some ambiguity over Spartacus himself.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Kinky Tom on Thursday, April 4, 2013, 03:29:19
Did you see that Northern Ginger one (lives North of the wall) on the Jonathan Ross show?  Wossy was taking the piss out of the fact that in real life she has the poshest voice he has ever heard.

Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql6y3RC-Ni4

i can't quite put in to words how outrageously attractive i find that girl - i want one and i want it now.  out of this world hot, but i have a full on lust for gingers.  i cannot understand why other men don't like them?  ginger over blonde for me any day of the week.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: china red on Thursday, April 4, 2013, 05:37:26
Any one managed to watch Legit?  Australian comic Jim Jeffries taking the piss out of the yanks


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, April 4, 2013, 08:12:05
Any one managed to watch Legit?  Australian comic Jim Jeffries taking the piss out of the yanks

It's a bit like 'Louie'. I've liked it so far.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: flammableBen on Thursday, April 4, 2013, 11:25:53
I'm currently watching nothing but arrested development over and over again in preparation for all the new episodes in may. So excited.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Thursday, April 4, 2013, 14:48:29
I'm currently watching nothing but arrested development over and over again in preparation for all the new episodes in may. So excited.

Not long now. 15 episodes. 26th May.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Thursday, April 4, 2013, 21:45:08
I've just started watching Castle from the start. Caught one episode on a transatlantic flight ages ago because there was nothing else to watch and I kind of love Nathan Fillion.

It should be 'just another cop show with weird premise', but it really really isn't.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Summerof69 on Thursday, April 4, 2013, 21:52:14
I've just started watching Castle from the start. Caught one episode on a transatlantic flight ages ago because there was nothing else to watch and I kind of love Nathan Fillion.

It should be 'just another cop show with weird premise', but it really really isn't.

And it helps that Stana Katic (Beckett) is fit...


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Thursday, April 4, 2013, 22:00:49
And it helps that Stana Katic (Beckett) is fit...

That too.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Thursday, April 4, 2013, 22:07:58
My decision to start downloading it on the basis of Honky's first post has been vindicated by the following two posts :)

[url width=150 height=222]http://ilarge.listal.com/image/3844413/936full-stana-katic.jpg[/url]


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: wiggy on Thursday, April 4, 2013, 22:09:23
Dogging Tales just starting on Channel 4.

None of these people are particularly attractive.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Thursday, April 4, 2013, 22:14:14
Dogging Tales just starting on Channel 4.

None of these people are particularly attractive.

You're surprised?

Any programme like that on anything other than BBC 1/4 is just going to be a freakshow.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, April 4, 2013, 22:29:59
Furry triangle & dogging guidelines.

Educational stuff this


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Thursday, April 4, 2013, 23:00:10
Series 2 of Dexter done. Great viewing, just couldn't stop watching it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Friday, April 5, 2013, 06:39:08
Series 2 of Dexter done. Great viewing, just couldn't stop watching it.

Series 4 onwards is when it really gets properly good the writers put in some real effort. Series 1-3 seem weak in comparison.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: BruceChatwin on Friday, April 5, 2013, 21:17:58
Di Canio getting a bit of a roasting on HIGNFY.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Sunday, April 7, 2013, 23:48:26
Watching embarrassing bodies


Ouch  ???


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Sunday, April 7, 2013, 23:53:12
Series 4 onwards is when it really gets properly good the writers put in some real effort. Series 1-3 seem weak in comparison.

4 is the best of all I think.

Might have to rewatch it. Trinity *shudder*


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Monday, April 8, 2013, 00:04:41
Watching embarrassing bodies


Ouch  ???

Never understood the psychology of people on that show.

"I'm too embarassed to show this to my doctor."
"What about millions of people on national TV?"
"Okay!"


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Thursday, April 11, 2013, 21:44:01
Not Going Out is the funniest British sitcom ever. Fact.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Thursday, April 11, 2013, 21:46:54
Not Going Out is the funniest British sitcom ever. Fact.

Not sure if serious, but I think the one where they were trying to buy drugs was very funny.  Not the best sitcom but certainly not the worst (e.g. My Family, Mrs Browns Boys, Benidorm or Miranda).


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Thursday, April 11, 2013, 21:57:24
Totally serious. Fact.

That Drugs episode has my favourite lines;

Lee  : I can be civilised. I'll have an evening of blues and jazz. Dig out the old seven inches.
Lucy : By "blues and jazz" I'm guessing you mean blue movies and jazz magazines?
Lee  : Yeah. And "by dig out the old..."

Think the problem with a lot of sitcoms is that they age really badly. Only Fools & Horses seems shit when I watch it now.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Friday, April 12, 2013, 00:24:42
certainly not the worst (e.g. My Family, Mrs Browns Boys, Benidorm or Miranda).

I liked the first 2 series of Benidorm ...The others are shite though.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Friday, April 12, 2013, 13:17:14
Secret eaters.

"Why have I put on all this weight? I only consume about 1800 calories a day"

The last one I saw it turned out to be 4200 calories per day :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Friday, April 12, 2013, 13:20:58
Totally serious. Fact.

That Drugs episode has my favourite lines;

Lee  : I can be civilised. I'll have an evening of blues and jazz. Dig out the old seven inches.
Lucy : By "blues and jazz" I'm guessing you mean blue movies and jazz magazines?
Lee  : Yeah. And "by dig out the old..."

Think the problem with a lot of sitcoms is that they age really badly. Only Fools & Horses seems shit when I watch it now.

Maybe from the same episode but the bit that got me was:

Quote
The kind of steroids that make you grow an extra penis.

Anabolic?

No, just a penis.

Fucking brilliant :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Friday, April 12, 2013, 13:21:11
Series 4 onwards is when it really gets properly good the writers put in some real effort. Series 1-3 seem weak in comparison.

Yeah series 4 was intense, I'm about half way through series 5 now.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DV Canio on Friday, April 12, 2013, 18:09:51
Think the problem with a lot of sitcoms is that they age really badly. Only Fools & Horses seems shit when I watch it now.

Where when I go back and watch any episode of Only Fools and Horses there will be at least 2 proper laugh out loud moments for me....


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bedford Red on Friday, April 12, 2013, 18:21:01
Not Going Out is the funniest British sitcom ever. Fact.

I really like this, but i wasn't taken with the first episode of episode 6 last week, i thought it missed Tim Vine a lot, shame he's left. Hopefully episode 2 will seem better to me tonight.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, April 12, 2013, 18:22:30
Was that the one with the rabbit? I know the plot is usually quite stupid, but that was a bit too far stupid.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bedford Red on Friday, April 12, 2013, 18:25:24
Was that the one with the rabbit? I know the plot is usually quite stupid, but that was a bit too far stupid.

Yeah it was, and yes i agree with you....


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bukkake Regiment on Friday, April 12, 2013, 18:39:39
Totally serious. Fact.

That Drugs episode has my favourite lines;

Lee  : I can be civilised. I'll have an evening of blues and jazz. Dig out the old seven inches.
Lucy : By "blues and jazz" I'm guessing you mean blue movies and jazz magazines?
Lee  : Yeah. And "by dig out the old..."

Think the problem with a lot of sitcoms is that they age really badly. Only Fools & Horses seems shit when I watch it now.
People like you don't deserve freedom of speech when you say such silly things.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Friday, April 12, 2013, 18:51:35
I really like this, but i wasn't taken with the first episode of episode 6 last week, i thought it missed Tim Vine a lot, shame he's left. Hopefully episode 2 will seem better to me tonight.

Agree with that, it was poor last week


Title: Re: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: herthab on Friday, April 12, 2013, 18:54:02
Stewart Lee does a good piece on Only Fools, well worth a watch on YouTube.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, April 12, 2013, 19:09:20
British sitcoms don't get any better than Spaced in my eyes.

I haven't seen Not Going Out but Lee Mack irritated the shit out of me whenever I saw him on panel shows and as a result I think I sort of lumped him in with Miranda Hart and her ilk


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, April 12, 2013, 19:17:13
The gun fight is, and always will be (probably), my favourite scene from any TV show ever.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Friday, April 12, 2013, 20:07:29
British sitcoms don't get any better than Spaced in my eyes.


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Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: WEBBERhyde on Friday, April 12, 2013, 21:40:12
Not going out is painful to watch...complete shit.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Friday, April 12, 2013, 21:56:19
Not going out is painful to watch...complete shit.

I know where you've coming from but this still raises a smile for me, and that's better than half the shit on tv

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1LYtgD024Y

Plus Sally Bretton is occasionally worth watching it for.




Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Friday, April 12, 2013, 22:13:55
Only fools, the royle family, the office. Top three in order, nothing else comes close.

Not going out is just about watchable if nothing else is on.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Friday, April 12, 2013, 22:21:33
the royle family

Early Doors, which is essentially the Royle Family on a different set, is always towards the top of my list


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Friday, April 12, 2013, 22:23:49

Spaced, The League of Gentlemen, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld and Extras must all be up there too.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Friday, April 12, 2013, 22:25:56
For recentish stuff  the inbetweeners was superb(movie excused)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Friday, April 12, 2013, 22:27:15
For recentish stuff  the inbetweeners was superb(movie excused)

The movie was a bit of a shame, but it was totally predictable that it would be shit.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Friday, April 12, 2013, 22:32:18
It was a bit of a letdown. The scene where they dance over to the group of birds had me in tears mind you


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: WEBBERhyde on Friday, April 12, 2013, 22:33:25
Nothing has challenged The Thick of It for me. Curb is up there.

I still sit down and watch Father Ted and laugh every time...can't get enough of it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Friday, April 12, 2013, 22:39:07
Garth Merenghi's Darkplace.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Friday, April 12, 2013, 22:43:45
Nothing has challenged The Thick of It for me. Curb is up there.

I still sit down and watch Father Ted and laugh every time...can't get enough of it.

Can't believe I forgot Father Ted - one of the best lines ever:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBwwcU2c3u4


Title: Re: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, April 12, 2013, 22:48:15
I could list loads of brilliant British sitcoms but Spaced is by far and away my favourite.

Pretty much anything that Graham Linehan or Chris Morris are involved with are great.


Title: Re: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Friday, April 12, 2013, 22:53:58
I could list loads of brilliant British sitcoms but Spaced is by far and away my favourite.

Pretty much anything that Graham Linehan or Chris Morris are involved with are great.

I'd agree with that. 

I really enjoyed the IT Crowd.  On the surface it seems like a cheesey/throwaway comedy, but there is always a thread of satire and a couple of belly-laughs per episode.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Friday, April 12, 2013, 23:18:33
Peep Show, Inbetweeners, Mighty Boosh, I.T Crowd, Black books Garth Marenghi are probably the only decent British Comedys of the past decade, and even they are pushing the older end of that spectrum.

The current roster of sitcoms are pure shit. Shit puns as in that youtube clip on the last page, shit slapstick (e.g. Miranda) or whatever the fuck Mrs browns boys is meant to be

The only consistently funny TV shows are the panel shows, and thats only because they're a vaguely themed stand up vehicle.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Friday, April 12, 2013, 23:29:23
I liked Snuff Box, it was ridiculous.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqDbb7-dn9A


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Friday, April 12, 2013, 23:31:26
Peep Show, Inbetweeners, Mighty Boosh, I.T Crowd, Black books Garth Marenghi are probably the only decent British Comedys of the past decade, and even they are pushing the older end of that spectrum.

The current roster of sitcoms are pure shit. Shit puns as in that youtube clip on the last page, shit slapstick (e.g. Miranda) or whatever the fuck Mrs browns boys is meant to be

The only consistently funny TV shows are the panel shows, and thats only because they're a vaguely themed stand up vehicle.

It is difficult to think of anything recent that could contend with the ones you've mentioned.

I caught a few minutes of something truly awful the other night, Plebs, and something even worse last year called something like Beaver Falls?  Unbelievable that these things get commissioned.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Friday, April 12, 2013, 23:39:07
Does snuff box = Whiskey! I've seen bits of it if so, Matt Berry is a funny man


Title: Re: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, April 12, 2013, 23:39:30
Yep


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Friday, April 12, 2013, 23:43:56
I saw Matt Berry's band years ago - Very weird but ultimately a very good night.

Listening to 'One Track Lover' live was great.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: WEBBERhyde on Friday, April 12, 2013, 23:44:45
Can't believe I forgot Father Ted - one of the best lines ever:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBwwcU2c3u4

http://www.youtube.com/#/watch?v=AuKQkj4AN2w

Stuff like this is just what makes Ted so hilarious every time I watch it. Linehan is a genius...pretty sure it's him that provides the killer blow at the end of this clip. Fecking tragedy what happened to Dermot Morgan, just as he was on the cusp of making it big thanks to Ted.

Armando Ianucci is another hero...classic partridge...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxZ5AKDvyfU

Not sure if I should admit it, but i think New Girl is brilliant...and it's got Zoey Dechannelle in it...ooofff.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: BruceChatwin on Saturday, April 13, 2013, 00:01:25
BBC3 has basically sucked the life out of British comedy.

It is an abomination of a channel, with a commissioning brief built exclusively it seems on the basis of a very narrow Daily Mail-esque middle-age middle-management view of what they think constitutes youth culture today. A patronising and insulting underestimation of the tastes of their stated demographic that has resulted in almost nothing with any chance of standing up to the scrutiny of posterity being produced on that channel to date.



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Saturday, April 13, 2013, 00:16:47
BBC3 has basically sucked the life out of British comedy.

It is an abomination of a channel, with a commissioning brief built exclusively it seems on the basis of a very narrow Daily Mail-esque middle-age middle-management view of what they think constitutes youth culture today. A patronising and insulting underestimation of the tastes of their stated demographic that has resulted in almost nothing with any chance of standing up to the scrutiny of posterity being produced on that channel to date.



You're talking about Lee Nelson's Well Good Show, aren't you?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: BruceChatwin on Saturday, April 13, 2013, 10:26:40
You're talking about Lee Nelson's Well Good Show, aren't you?

It's certainly high up on the list.

Though the rant was initiated by seeing a very annoying advert on the BBC for something called 'Sweat The Small Stuff' with another smug but unfunny twenty-something hipster presenter of the sort better described than I ever could by the clip below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhAr_UeroCk


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, April 13, 2013, 10:41:31
Lots of People watch these shows though and for whatever reason lots of people really enjoy them.

It happens all over. Some of the best stuff in the U.S. get terrible audience figures.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Saturday, April 13, 2013, 11:02:56
football1it wank:
You're talking about Lee Nelson's Well Good Show, aren't you?
I watched around 15mins of that the other week. Mistake as it was fucking terrible


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: janaage on Saturday, April 13, 2013, 11:07:43
It's certainly high up on the list.

Though the rant was initiated by seeing a very annoying advert on the BBC for something called 'Sweat The Small Stuff' with another smug but unfunny twenty-something hipster presenter of the sort better described than I ever could by the clip below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhAr_UeroCk

Uh oh, quite like the look of that. Is that the bloke from the mighty boosh?





Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: BruceChatwin on Saturday, April 13, 2013, 11:18:20
Uh oh, quite like the look of that. Is that the bloke from the mighty boosh?

Yes, the more likeable one from the Mighty Boosh, in the not exactly hilarious but spot-on satirically 'Nathan Barley' by Chris Morris and Charlie Brooker.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Saturday, April 13, 2013, 12:51:14
Agree with Spaced. Also Phoneshop is massively underrated.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Saturday, April 13, 2013, 14:03:29
Yes, the more likeable one from the Mighty Boosh, in the not exactly hilarious but spot-on satirically 'Nathan Barley' by Chris Morris and Charlie Brooker.

Nathan Barley was superb. I loved how they'd filled a series with accurate stereotypes of Brick Lane arseholes and made a good program without a single likeable character or endearing human quality in sight.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Saturday, April 13, 2013, 14:54:47
Phoneshop is massively underrated.

First time round I thought it was shite, after seeing someone on here say it was ace rewatched it.

It is indeed great!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, April 13, 2013, 15:09:42
A OWL?!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 22:13:54
Just watching a program on 4 about Syria, I have not seen or read the news in a long time.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 22:19:49
First time round I thought it was shite, after seeing someone on here say it was ace rewatched it.

It is indeed great!

Is that the show that's filmed in Sutton?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 22:34:04
Is that the show that's filmed in Sutton?

Started referring to yourself in the third person now?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 23:50:30
Brit cops, rapid response on sky 1 now in Swindon


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Spud on Thursday, April 18, 2013, 01:28:59
It's certainly high up on the list.

Though the rant was initiated by seeing a very annoying advert on the BBC for something called 'Sweat The Small Stuff' with another smug but unfunny twenty-something hipster presenter of the sort better described than I ever could by the clip below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhAr_UeroCk

You Bastard!

I'm going to have to go and dig out the Nathan Barley DVD I've got and rewatch the series. It's all about the 'Smoked Salmon Coffee' scene.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: london_red on Thursday, April 18, 2013, 07:25:08
Is that the show that's filmed in Sutton?

Yeah it is, the shop they used was opposite the Cock & Bull on the high street. It's now a tapas restaurant so not sure how that will work if they do another series.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 09:29:05
Hoped for a few more twists in the broadchurch finale but overall it was bloody good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 09:48:28
Aye that series was good stuff

It's good to see that British TV is finally starting to learn from foreign TV in that you are allowed to have a crime drama lasting more than 2 hours max.  It's allows the characters and story lines to develop so much better


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 11:48:41
Broadchurch was the best whodunnit/thriller I have seen for a few years very impressed.

Popped into West Bay a couple of days ago as its just round the corner from us and saw Pauline Quirk filming the next series.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 21:53:23
Watching Ross kemp in new Orleans on sky 2.  :eek:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: leefer on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 21:57:34
Really have enjoyed watching The Village......good series and Maxine Peak is brilliant.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 21:58:54
Annoyed I missed Broadchurch, heard great things.
By the time I was aware of it, episode one had been removed from catch up, which was annoying, so didn't bother. Will watch it when it comes out on DVD.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 22:02:34
Can't remember what it's called, but that new Ben Elton show is probably the worst thing I've seen ever. Wouldn't even have been funny in the 80's, which is when I presume the scripts were written. They should get sued for falsely advertising it as a comedy.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 22:03:33
Boss is good. Some tits on show as well!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 23:35:55
Really have enjoyed watching The Village......good series and Maxine Peak is brilliant.
started well. Last 2 weeks have been weird though.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: RWB Robin on Thursday, May 2, 2013, 08:43:01
Can't remember what it's called, but that new Ben Elton show is probably the worst thing I've seen ever. Wouldn't even have been funny in the 80's, which is when I presume the scripts were written. They should get sued for falsely advertising it as a comedy.

Agreed....absolute crap, and, as an Elton fan, very disappointing.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Thursday, May 2, 2013, 09:11:03
The Wright Way, watched about 10 minutes and gave up.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, May 2, 2013, 09:13:35
Boss is good. Some tits on show as well!

That blonde bird is pure filth, brilliant

All round excellent program


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Thursday, May 2, 2013, 09:24:11
Season 2 of Boss is already avaialble to download.  I have got both seasons downloaded ready to watch, haven't got around to it yet.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Thursday, May 2, 2013, 10:33:18
I found an episode of 8 out of 10 Cats on youtube where they did Countdown.

Rachel Riley drawing a cock and balls on the white board and then writing an answer to the maths question on the shaft must be one of TV's greatest moments.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, May 2, 2013, 14:45:15
Finished my second run through (in a row) of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Deep Space Nine next.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Thursday, May 2, 2013, 15:45:59
Half way through series 7 of Dexter and for some reason I'm still watching Revolution.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Thursday, May 2, 2013, 15:48:16
Finished my second run through (in a row) of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Deep Space Nine next.

I'm hoping they'll show the new HD version on TV. Fuck paying £40 a season for it again.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Thursday, May 2, 2013, 16:23:51
I'm currently going through Sons of Anarchy on Netflix... it's terrible, but I keep watching it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mystical_goat on Thursday, May 2, 2013, 17:10:38
In where I am in Breaking Bad (S2E10) Walt has just squared up to the bald-headed police officer family friend at the pool party. And the lawyer character, Saul Goodman, just appeared and is fucking great.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Thursday, May 2, 2013, 17:14:19
Saul should get his own spin-off.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, May 2, 2013, 17:24:10
I'm hoping they'll show the new HD version on TV. Fuck paying £40 a season for it again.

You buy TV series?! Hahahhahahahahahhahahaaa


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, May 2, 2013, 17:31:46
In where I am in Breaking Bad (S2E10) Walt has just squared up to the bald-headed police officer family friend at the pool party. And the lawyer character, Saul Goodman, just appeared and is fucking great.

You're ploughing through Breaking Bad at the right time what with the final episodes coming up this summer.

It's just glorious.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Thursday, May 2, 2013, 17:35:46
You buy TV series?! Hahahhahahahahahhahahaaa

Once upon a time the internet didn't exist and when it did come in to existence it was slow, very slow. This was an age where the downloading of high quality video from the internet wasn't an option, leaving the poor people of the time no other option but to purchase what were known as VHS tapes or DVDs.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bukkake Regiment on Thursday, May 2, 2013, 17:54:11
You buy TV series?! Hahahhahahahahahhahahaaa
I buy cd's, dvd's etc. I prefer to own a physical object rather than a download.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bukkake Regiment on Thursday, May 2, 2013, 17:56:33
Anyone been watching Parks and Recreation? I'm enjoying it, similar to The Office US.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Thursday, May 2, 2013, 18:15:19
Anyone been watching Parks and Recreation? I'm enjoying it, similar to The Office US.

It's made by the same people, was originally going to be a spin off from The Office.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Thursday, May 2, 2013, 20:05:52
I buy cd's, dvd's etc. I prefer to own a physical object rather than a download.

You keep that for your essays  ;)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: joteddyred on Thursday, May 2, 2013, 22:47:42
The following finished last night.  Not really sure where the second series is going to go after everything that happened in the last 5 minutes?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Thursday, May 2, 2013, 22:59:34
Repo man  :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: dalumpimunki on Friday, May 3, 2013, 16:37:10
I'm currently going through Sons of Anarchy on Netflix... it's terrible, but I keep watching it.

I've tried to watch this twice now and can't get past the first episode. The same with Prison Break. I just can't get engaged with it.

Oddly though I've watched the new original series Hemlock Grove straight through in under a fortnight. Even though it's utter bollocks, it's sort of entertaining bollocks.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: yeo on Friday, May 3, 2013, 17:48:35
Thoroughly enjoyed "The Following" although it was pretty much the same every week .Lost its way a bit with Joe Carroll losing his serial killer/cult leader "cool" in the last couple of episodes.I hope Emma will be the main protagonist in the second series as she had a real chilling air about her.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: BruceChatwin on Thursday, May 9, 2013, 21:08:46
Oh dear God.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2013/may/09/everybody-loves-raymond-lee-mack (http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2013/may/09/everybody-loves-raymond-lee-mack)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bukkake Regiment on Thursday, May 9, 2013, 21:18:24
I love Everybody Loves Raymond, but it won't work in a British format.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, May 9, 2013, 23:35:14
Exporting Raymond is a must see


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Saturday, May 11, 2013, 11:00:16
I'm not going to lie that community has its peaks and troughs, but writing it off at the beginning of season two is stupid. A lot of people got a bit uppity about the episodes in season four because of behind the scenes changes, but I honestly find that newer episodes on individual merit arent that much worse

Just been renewed for a 5th season.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Saturday, May 11, 2013, 11:04:38
Yeah I've seen. Later seasons are always going to be compared to it's earlier ones, and they're always going to suffer as a result. On individual merit though I've found season 4 to be more than decent (opening episode and puppet episode aside).


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, May 11, 2013, 15:35:00
Yeah I've seen. Later seasons are always going to be compared to it's earlier ones, and they're always going to suffer as a result. On individual merit though I've found season 4 to be more than decent (opening episode and puppet episode aside).

The writers of Community are, in my opinion, currently trying too hard. I won't back down from that and I don't think it's an uppity observation. If you strip everything that's good about the show behind-the-scenes then there's going to be a dip in quality and for me, Community suffered a significant dip during (this season alone).

The U.S. Office suffered the same a couple of seasons ago. Seinfeld experienced a mild lull in quality when Larry David left and it goes on and on.

It happens and it's probably good that NBC have given Community the same chances as 30 Rock and Parks & Rec had/have received as Community has room to get back on top.

A lot of the best U.S. comedy on mainstream channels get minimal audiences and it baffles me.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, May 11, 2013, 15:38:40
Just finished watching Banshee.  Worth sticking with, it's decent if you like that kind of thing


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 13:43:40
Just seen this about the new Doctor Who bird.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2324099/Jenna-Louise-Coleman-reveals-doesnt-dating-far-shy.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2324099/Jenna-Louise-Coleman-reveals-doesnt-dating-far-shy.html)

I would smash her back doors in all day long.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 23:19:41
Today I caught three or four minutes of 'The Wright Way (http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-reviews/wright-way-new-bbc-comedy-1856876)' by Ben Elton (I didn't realise it was by him until after I caught it).

What a shambles, probably the worst thing I have ever seen on TV.  It reminded me of 'When the Whistle Blows' (from Extras) but without the irony or humour.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 23:20:34
He used to be funny once didn't he? Much like Steve Martin.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 23:21:19
He's to be funny once didn't he? Much like Steve Martin.

Yeah, but Steve Martin would have to resort to being a back-street abortionist to sink this low...


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: wiggy on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 08:38:45
I saw Ben Elton live a couple of times back in the 80's - the best stand up comedy perfprmances I have seen.

I hate it when a celeb you liked becomes shit.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 09:41:12
I saw Ben Elton live a couple of times back in the 80's - the best stand up comedy perfprmances I have seen.

I hate it when a celeb you liked becomes shit.
Its all down to the secret of comedy................................timing!

Elton was good in the 80s because his overall message was about poking fun at the establishment and commenting on how shit things were and what a bunch of bastards the Tories were. Strong acerbic wit backed up by some strong actors around him - Rik Mayall and Rowan Atkinson being two.

Dave Allen was another one who was brilliantly funny at the time. But the majority of his comedy came from poking fun at authority and the Catholic church, which was such a taboo thing to do at the time that it resulted in death threats from the IRA.

Fact is, that everyone and everything has a shelf life.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: wiggy on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 10:23:16
Its all down to the secret of comedy................................timing!

Elton was good in the 80s because his overall message was about poking fun at the establishment and commenting on how shit things were and what a bunch of bastards the Tories were. Strong acerbic wit backed up by some strong actors around him - Rik Mayall and Rowan Atkinson being two.

Dave Allen was another one who was brilliantly funny at the time. But the majority of his comedy came from poking fun at authority and the Catholic church, which was such a taboo thing to do at the time that it resulted in death threats from the IRA.

Fact is, that everyone and everything has a shelf life.

It wasn't all politics with him though, in the live show. Yes he had a fantastic sketch about Maggie Thatcher masturbating, but his best bit was probably a non-political one about motorway service station toilets.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 11:33:58
I watched a documentary called 'Skint' the other day. Proof, if proof be needed, that Scunthorpe is an absolute hovel.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 13:12:24
I watched a documentary called 'Skint' the other day. Proof, if proof be needed, that Scunthorpe is an absolute hovel.

Ah, I saw the trailer for that but didn't realise where it was set.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 13:26:44
I watched a documentary called 'Skint' the other day. Proof, if proof be needed, that Scunthorpe is an absolute hovel.
I watched that, it was quite funny. I thought the shoplifter turned prossie was funny, when she said " i only do blow jobs at £15 a time but that dirty whore over there will do anything you want for £10 "


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 13:35:30
It wasn't all politics with him though, in the live show.

IIRC it was only a little bit of politics there

;)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 13:40:42
I watched that, it was quite funny. I thought the shoplifter turned prossie was funny, when she said " i only do blow jobs at £15 a time but that dirty whore over there will do anything you want for £10 "

Ignoring the fact these people barely have a chance in life, it did raise a smile in places. The shoplifter was a bit of a 'character'.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 22:25:37
Danny Dyers Deadliest Men ....... geeeeeeeeeeeeezerr


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: yeo on Thursday, May 16, 2013, 01:22:05
The Fall got off to a good start.Although I cant see the serial killers logic in killing really hot women whilst letting the his wife Chelle off of Hollyoaks live.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Thursday, May 16, 2013, 10:45:21
The Fall got off to a good start.Although I cant see the serial killers logic in killing really hot women whilst letting the his wife Chelle off of Hollyoaks live.
Thought I was on the music thread and you were on about this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT-ZD5Q8G2w


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Monday, May 27, 2013, 16:35:21
It's finally happened - Arrested Development is back for a nu start.

Wasn't sure with the first episode but it gets funnier - partly due to the way all the episodes overlap each other and you see things from the different characters point of view, which makes more sense of it all the further in you get.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Monday, May 27, 2013, 18:24:20
A bit late, but really getting into big bang theory.

currently watching hannibal and elementary. both well worth a watch


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Monday, May 27, 2013, 18:30:09
It's finally happened - Arrested Development is back for a nu start.

Wasn't sure with the first episode but it gets funnier - partly due to the way all the episodes overlap each other and you see things from the different characters point of view, which makes more sense of it all the further in you get.


Watched all 15 while hungover yesterday. Was very concerned after the first couple, but by the end  some of it was best ever. It all ties together and twists so well. It's incredibly well written. It's ace


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, May 27, 2013, 23:40:08
The Fall got off to a good start.Although I cant see the serial killers logic in killing really hot women whilst letting the his wife Chelle off of Hollyoaks live.

I'm loving this, another corking episode tonight.

Strangely I'm find myself hoping that matey boy gets away with it as his murders are very well executed


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 07:49:01
I'm loving this, another corking episode tonight.

Strangely I'm find myself hoping that matey boy gets away with it as his murders are very well executed


The Fall has me hooked as well!

I wasn't convinced that Gillian Anderson would make a good English cop but she is actually pretty good and the accent isn't that bad for a yank.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: BruceChatwin on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 08:01:23
The Fall has me hooked as well!

I wasn't convinced that Gillian Anderson would make a good English cop but she is actually pretty good and the accent isn't that bad for a yank.

Sonic Youth won't be happy with you.

Quote
With her English accent and background, Anderson was mocked and felt out of place in the American Midwest and soon adopted a Midwest accent. To this day, her accent depends on her location — for instance, in an interview with Jay Leno she spoke in an American accent, but shifted it for an interview with Michael Parkinson.

Her current accent is probably best-described as mid-Atlantic tending towards English.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 08:06:00
Sonic Youth won't be happy with you.

Her current accent is probably best-described as mid-Atlantic tending towards English.

Ah!! interesting.

Why would anyone want to live in the American Midwest anyway, stupid woman!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 08:09:40
Can't say Anderson's accent has been anything other than pretty good to my ears. There is the odd word that sounded slightly 'wrong', but we'll let her have one.

Very enjoyable this, and I read The Fall has been granted a second series too.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: dalumpimunki on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 08:57:48
Ah!! interesting.

Why would anyone want to live in the American Midwest anyway, stupid woman!

I think she was about 12 so I doubt she had a lot of choice in the matter. I'm not sure Michigan can really be counted as a part of the Mid West anyway to be honest? The Great Lakes always look pretty far East to me when I look at a map.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 09:24:04
I think she was about 12 so I doubt she had a lot of choice in the matter. I'm not sure Michigan can really be counted as a part of the Mid West anyway to be honest? The Great Lakes always look pretty far East to me when I look at a map.

I thought it was Chicago she was from, which is Ill noy isn't it?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 09:29:53
I think the mid west starts at Iowa


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 13:27:30
I think the mid west starts at Iowa

Think it starts further East than that, Ohio.  But I would agree that Iowa is Midwest.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: carbonwhite on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 19:19:37
Illinois, Iowa and Michigan are all part of the mid west


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 19:48:30
Finished Dexter, loved it. Seen the trailer for series 8 too, should be a pretty mad final series.

Revolution has gotten better. I actually cared about what was happening in episode 10!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: dalumpimunki on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 20:06:51
Think it starts further East than that, Ohio.  But I would agree that Iowa is Midwest.

You're right! Ohio is the first of the mid west states. Which means the mid west starts two states in from the east coast. New Jersey, Pennsylvania, then the mid-west!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 23:06:40
Today I caught three or four minutes of 'The Wright Way (http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-reviews/wright-way-new-bbc-comedy-1856876)' by Ben Elton (I didn't realise it was by him until after I caught it).

What a shambles, probably the worst thing I have ever seen on TV.  It reminded me of 'When the Whistle Blows' (from Extras) but without the irony or humour.
I don't think I have ever seen a worse sitcom in my life.



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 23:12:36
I don't think I have ever seen a worse sitcom in my life.



This came close

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Top_%282009_TV_series%29



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: joteddyred on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 23:22:20
Just watched the last ever episode of Shameless.  It used to be one of my favourite programmes, but it went downhill a few series ago.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 23:26:30
Just watched the last ever episode of Shameless.  It used to be one of my favourite programmes, but it went downhill a few series ago.

Exactly my thoughts.  The first 3 or 4 series were excellent and then it started to lose its way quite badly.

Good final episode though and the last 5 mins or so were very well done I thought.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: donkey on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 23:55:35
I think the mid west starts at Iowa

I thought it was Birmingham.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 10:38:25
Alabama?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 14:00:59
Alabama?

you got the weight on your shoulders,
That's breaking your back.

[/Never Mind the Buzzcocks]


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Saturday, June 8, 2013, 15:27:18
I've just started on the sopranos. Gonna watch the lot starting from scratch. Friends have raved about it so now it's available via the sky boxsets I'm in.


Title: Re: Re: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: herthab on Saturday, June 8, 2013, 20:16:43
I've just started on the sopranos. Gonna watch the lot starting from scratch. Friends have raved about it so now it's available via the sky boxsets I'm in.
You're in for a treat.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, June 8, 2013, 20:27:01
Paulie Walnuts is god!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Sunday, June 9, 2013, 00:32:07
You're in for a treat.

This! You will love it Arriba.  I think it is in my top 3, maybe even scraping no.1


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, June 9, 2013, 10:53:22
I've watched the first 3 and already am hooked. The sky boxsets are great. Watched the first series of teachers recently as I loved that programme but came to it late.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Monday, June 10, 2013, 11:01:41
Sopranos is one of the best TV shows ever.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, June 10, 2013, 11:08:41
Last episode of the Fall tonight. Has been good so far.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mystical_goat on Monday, June 10, 2013, 12:16:19
Last episode of the Fall tonight. Has been good so far.

I watched the first three of those yesterday - very good. I like how the guy is so sly and calm about it all, I hope they fill us in on his motives for it all, other than being a right weirdo. Nice to see Mike Skinner get a big acting role, and Eric Cantona as the policeman, plus the lady from X-Files has been superb so far.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, June 10, 2013, 12:57:15
I watched the first three of those yesterday - very good. I like how the guy is so sly and calm about it all, I hope they fill us in on his motives for it all, other than being a right weirdo. Nice to see Mike Skinner get a big acting role, and Eric Cantona as the policeman, plus the lady from X-Files has been superb so far.

:) I didn't see the Mike Skinner resemblance before now! And Eric's accent is superb!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Monday, June 10, 2013, 13:15:26
and Eric Cantona as the policeman,

?????

Jim Burns?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Monday, June 10, 2013, 18:33:13
Downloaded the first series of Dexter yesterday on a friend's recommendation. Any fans on here?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Kinky Tom on Monday, June 10, 2013, 18:41:46
Downloaded the first series of Dexter yesterday on a friend's recommendation. Any fans on here?

does a bear shit in the woods?

i don't think i've ever heard of anyone who has watched dexter say they didn't like it, really absorbing and compulsive viewing.

enjoy


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: carbonwhite on Monday, June 10, 2013, 18:57:15
Downloaded the first series of Dexter yesterday on a friend's recommendation. Any fans on here?
Enjoy the ride.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, June 10, 2013, 19:27:59
Speaking of Dexter, you know how he brings in doughnuts to try and make himself seem normal and friendly? We've a girl started work here recently who does that with cakes. Would you be worried? My stomach seems ok with it, mind.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: leefer on Monday, June 10, 2013, 19:35:04
Britains Secret Houses last night...first in a 5 part series showing 50 of the countrys finest/wackiest/weird houses.

The house near Taunton ...uncovering a 16th century mural under the old plaster.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-12306904

King Henry V111 in all his glory.......looking forward to the rest of this series.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: dalumpimunki on Monday, June 10, 2013, 20:40:10
Did anyone see The Returned (Les Revenants) on 4 last night?

I sort of watched it mainly because it's in French, but it was interesting enough to anyway


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Monday, June 10, 2013, 20:43:37
Did anyone see The Returned (Les Revenants) on 4 last night?

I sort of watched it mainly because it's in French, but it was interesting enough to anyway

Yup, there was a time subtitles=turn over. Glad I give things more of a chance these days. Thought it was quite good, though similar ideas have been one series wonders in the US. But this seemed promising.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: nochee on Monday, June 10, 2013, 21:18:47
Love/hate

http://youtu.be/AHBozZVCu-o

Awesome series.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Monday, June 10, 2013, 21:25:40
Yup, there was a time subtitles=turn over. Glad I give things more of a chance these days. Thought it was quite good, though similar ideas have been one series wonders in the US. But this seemed promising.
I was like that until i watched REC the spanish zombie movie now i'm hooked on subtitled films/programs.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: dalumpimunki on Monday, June 10, 2013, 22:20:42
I was like that until i watched REC the spanish zombie movie now i'm hooked on subtitled films/programs.

And I'm sure if we dig back through this tread far enough someone will have mentioned City of Men.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Baggins on Monday, June 10, 2013, 22:23:39
Not watching subtitled films is a bit like not reading books with no pictures.  You only have to read some lines on a screen for a couple of hours, and to not do so severely limits your film choices.  Plus, Penelope Cruz makes films in Spanish - she is worth a couple of hours of reading.  After all, your hands are still free to do as one does when Penelope is on screen...


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Monday, June 10, 2013, 22:32:14
My favourite subtitled film off the top of my head is The Lives of Others.  Recall really enjoying that.

Whole film available here (need to turn the English captions on at the bottom):

Edit: Hmm, wont embed.  Here's the link: http://tinyurl.com/qhdz9wd


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Monday, June 10, 2013, 22:37:16
New season (8) of Dexter starts on July 7th on Fox.  It is the last one, the rumour is that Dexter doesn't live happily ever after.

Rumoured to be some spin off shows in the pipeline though.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Monday, June 10, 2013, 22:38:05
New season (8) of Dexter starts on July 7th on Fox.  It is the last one, the rumour is that Dexter doesn't live happily ever after.

Rumoured to be some spin off shows in the pipeline though.

I've got some catching up to do then! 


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Monday, June 10, 2013, 23:08:10
Frustrating end to The Fall.

Do you think they has 2 endings, just in case it got canned?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 07:38:05
Frustrating end to The Fall.

Do you think they has 2 endings, just in case it got canned?

Yes thats exactly what i thought, i reckon if series 2 hadnt of been confirmed then that bird in the coma would have snuffed it. Scully would have realised her main lead had gone and matey boy had probably got away with it.

The "to be continued" after the credits pleased me greatly


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 07:41:36
Yes thats exactly what i thought, i reckon if series 2 hadnt of been confirmed then that bird in the coma would have snuffed it. Scully would have realised her main lead had gone and matey boy had probably got away with it.

The "to be continued" after the credits pleased me greatly
Looks like I don't need to bother watching it now. In other news, bruce willis is dead in sixth sense :D


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 10:42:09
Downloaded the first series of Dexter yesterday on a friend's recommendation. Any fans on here?

Series 8 starts soon! Wooo.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: yeo on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 12:51:26
The Returned seemed interesting though subtitles always make me sleepy.

I'm also enjoying Hanniball


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 14:34:17
Watched both episodes of the Date last night, they are enjoyable & funny but the bloke ( Neil Maksell ) in last nights one always seems to be in anything new that channel 4 do, he was in mimic, utopia & this as well. He was freakily good in Utopia. I also watched The Call Centre as well it was ok, funny in parts & boring in others.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: carbonwhite on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 15:32:06
Just finished season 3 of game of thrones episode 9 was a shocker completly took me by suprise.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: leefer on Monday, June 17, 2013, 20:33:24
Long Lost Families back tonight at 9 on ITV.

Dont watch a lot on the box,but love this.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 11:14:36
Embarrassing Bodies.  :headhurts:

Why are prostate cameras so big?  :eek:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 11:17:17
Embarrassing Bodies.  :headhurts:

Why are prostate cameras so big?  :eek:
you probably get a smaller one if you go private :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 19:07:41
I've recently stumbled across Come Dine With Me.

It's the narrator that makes it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, June 20, 2013, 11:33:16
The narration on Come Dine With Me is fantastic. Check out the Swindon episode starring my mate Mark. Should still be available on 4oD.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, June 20, 2013, 11:43:30
Yeah I saw that, I recognised him, as i've played footie with him once before at Dorcan a few months ago.

I heard he cheated to win :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Thursday, June 20, 2013, 11:50:43
It's not the guy who used to post on here now and then is it?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, June 20, 2013, 12:05:44
He's not a town fan so I doubt it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mystical_goat on Thursday, June 20, 2013, 18:33:19
I've just finished series 4 of Breaking Bad. WOW, Gus.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Freddies Ferret on Thursday, June 20, 2013, 20:22:31
I've just finished series 4 of Breaking Bad. WOW, Gus.
Good isn't it


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Thursday, June 20, 2013, 23:18:15
Couldn't get into Dexter and have given up with it.  Started on the Sopranos instead, it's fantastic already :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Notts red on Thursday, June 20, 2013, 23:39:24
Couldn't get into Dexter and have given up with it.  Started on the Sopranos instead, it's fantastic already :)
Heard on the news earlier that James Gandolfini died yesterday whilst on holiday in Rome, he was only fifty one poor bloke.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Friday, June 21, 2013, 01:13:39
New (and possibly last) series of Futurama started tonight. I haven't seen it yet, but my mate who has says its a proper return to form.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ardiles on Friday, June 21, 2013, 21:41:12
If you have never seen The Deer Hunter (http://www.radiotimes.com/film/cnk5b/the-deer-hunter), drop what you are doing in an hour from now and tune in to ITV1.  And make some coffee.  It's a long one.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Friday, June 21, 2013, 21:44:26
If you have never seen The Deer Hunter (http://www.radiotimes.com/film/cnk5b/the-deer-hunter), drop what you are doing in an hour from now and tune in to ITV1.  And make some coffee.  It's a long one.

Not seen that in years, may download it for another time.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mystical_goat on Friday, June 21, 2013, 21:45:49
Awesome film. I remember it being awesome, about four hours long, and the first scene in a snowy shack bar lasting about an hour alone.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Friday, June 21, 2013, 21:50:59
If you have never seen The Deer Hunter (http://www.radiotimes.com/film/cnk5b/the-deer-hunter), drop what you are doing in an hour from now and tune in to ITV1.  And make some coffee.  It's a long one.
Totally agree, quality film although the 1st hour seems to drag it helps you understand the characters better.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ardiles on Friday, June 21, 2013, 21:55:23
The theme deserves its own special mention.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAAiYMgFcbw

The only other film I can think of where the music makes as perfect a backdrop is The Godfather.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Friday, June 21, 2013, 22:06:45
The theme deserves its own special mention.

The only other film I can think of where the music makes as perfect a backdrop is The Godfather.

How about:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8_yzb4LLaE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2xD-HYTPPI

(the Telly Programs thread is getting very Filmsy today :D)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ardiles on Friday, June 21, 2013, 22:17:42
I can see a De Niro theme developing.   :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Friday, June 21, 2013, 23:30:19


The only other film I can think of where the music makes as perfect a backdrop is The Godfather.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpZjvbSC9_M


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Saturday, June 22, 2013, 08:46:20
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpZjvbSC9_M

I'd like that as my ringtone  :)

Oh, The good, the bad and the ugly theme is another classic.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 08:23:31
Watched the man with the ten stone testicles last night. Amazing surgery to remove the excess  :eek:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 10:28:32
Generation Kill on Blu-ray.

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/[email protected]@._V1_SY317_CR10,0,214,317_.jpg)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 11:23:17
addicted to big bang theory at the moment.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: china red on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 11:33:56
Generation Kill on Blu-ray.

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/[email protected]@._V1_SY317_CR10,0,214,317_.jpg)

Really really enjoyed that.

Watching the killing season 2 at the moment, not bad at all.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: leefer on Sunday, June 30, 2013, 10:14:39
Great program on BBC4 last night retracing the career of the Rap group Public Enemy.

Still together today it has been a rocky ride but like them or not it was a great program.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, June 30, 2013, 10:46:31
Public Enemy played Bristol last year and were incredible.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: leefer on Sunday, June 30, 2013, 11:00:19
Should imagine Bristol was right up there street.....what venue?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, June 30, 2013, 11:44:51
Should imagine Bristol was right up there street.....what venue?

Motion (near Temple Meads) - Not a big venue. Here's a grainy photo...

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/599165_10151467871505898_95008811_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: leefer on Sunday, June 30, 2013, 11:50:29
Should imagine the ideal venue for them.

Great picture.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Quagmire on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 21:07:25
Luther has just started on BBC1


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: wiggy on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 21:11:25
Luther has just started on BBC1

Good start, hope it stays a bit more believable than the last series.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 21:31:36
Really really enjoyed that.



I've watched it a bunch of times, love it. Some amazing lines, mostly from Ray.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 19:30:30
Good start, hope it stays a bit more believable than the last series.

Apparently it will be a movie next and the current series will provide a lead in.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 19:41:12
finished Arrested Development. life now seems empty.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Monday, July 8, 2013, 13:24:02
Just watched episode 2 of the new season of Dexter.

Gonna be gutted when it's over, it's fucking ace.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Simon Pieman on Monday, July 8, 2013, 19:24:07
New series of PhoneShop starts 25th July.

Say something! What?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, July 8, 2013, 19:39:03
watching Freaks and Geeks at the moment, well worth a watch if you've never seen it


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Riddick on Monday, July 8, 2013, 19:41:43
finished Arrested Development. life now seems empty.

Found the last series tough. It got better as it went and there were a couple of great episodes. Gob's first i think from memory was very good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Monday, July 8, 2013, 19:45:41
Found the last series tough. It got better as it went and there were a couple of great episodes. Gob's first i think from memory was very good.

I agree with this. It was better than Season 3 though.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Riddick on Monday, July 8, 2013, 20:38:55
Recommend The League to those of you who have not seen it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Monday, July 8, 2013, 20:45:29
Recommend The League to those of you who have not seen it.

The League really dipped during the last season. The battle for The Shiva should always be the focus and hopefully they'll get back on track.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Riddick on Monday, July 8, 2013, 20:47:43
Only half way into season 4 at the moment, certainly not as strong as at the beginning. Nothing is though at the moment, roll on Community Season 5.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Monday, July 8, 2013, 20:54:29
Only half way into season 4 at the moment, certainly not as strong as at the beginning. Nothing is though at the moment, roll on Community Season 5.

Community survived a rough ride though and got lucky as NBC had to keep something after losing/axing The Office, 30 Rock, Whitney and Go On from its schedules. Incidentally, I thought Go On had a second season in it but the people of the U.S.A. did not.

I thought Happy Endings was moving forward very nicely. Cancelled  ::)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mystical_goat on Monday, July 8, 2013, 21:08:40
I've got to the end of Breaking Bad now. What a moment to leave it on and I can't wait for the next ones.

Need something to tide me over in the meantime though. Am considering the Sopranos, Homelands and Midsomer Murders (no joke). I've seen the Wire already. Any suggestions from a wiser TEF'er? I hardly watch TV so need something really good to justify it.


Title: Re: Re: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: herthab on Monday, July 8, 2013, 21:18:06
I've got to the end of Breaking Bad now. What a moment to leave it on and I can't wait for the next ones.

Need something to tide me over in the meantime though. Am considering the Sopranos, Homelands and Midsomer Murders (no joke). I've seen the Wire already. Any suggestions from a wiser TEF'er? I hardly watch TV so need something really good to justify it.
If you've never watched Sopranos I seriously urge you to. For me, it's the best programme ever made. Boardwalk Empire is also very good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, July 8, 2013, 21:20:44
Homeland is decent enough stuff but watching the Sopranos will improve your quality of life.



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Riddick on Monday, July 8, 2013, 21:45:28
The Americans on ITV at the moment is decent


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Monday, July 8, 2013, 21:47:18
It really is... think you can download a torrent for the whole series if you fancy getting through it quicker.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Riddick on Monday, July 8, 2013, 21:50:21
Not a lot on at the moment so pacing myself through it

Got The Shield all 7 Seasons to watch but just cant seem to get started on it


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 09:56:56
The League really dipped during the last season. The battle for The Shiva should always be the focus and hopefully they'll get back on track.

True but the final scene of series 4 is just gold.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mystical_goat on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 12:21:15
Okay, I'll give the Sopranos a whirl. I watched the first 8 or so of Boardwalk, didn't really get going for me.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: yeo on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 15:07:07
Series 2 of The Newsroom  starts next week I think


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 14:28:34
I've just started on the sopranos. Gonna watch the lot starting from scratch. Friends have raved about it so now it's available via the sky boxsets I'm in.
just finished it. 83 episodes over a month. It's brilliant. Didn't like the ending though


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Crispy on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 14:32:01
Not a lot on at the moment so pacing myself through it

Got The Shield all 7 Seasons to watch but just cant seem to get started on it

Just started watching that on LoveFilm on my Xbox, It's pretty good actually!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 15:26:19
just finished it. 83 episodes over a month. It's brilliant. Didn't like the ending though

There is a clue in an earlier episode in the last series as to what happened.  Take a look back and listen to what is said in the episode where Tony is out on the boat in the lake in Italy, just before he has the fight with his buddy.

One line explains the closing scenes.  Worth watching the last episode back too, especially the restaurant scene.  It keeps switching from 2 perspectives if you watch, one through Tony's eyes, and one through other characters.  Tis quite clever actually.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 15:42:55
There is a clue in an earlier episode in the last series as to what happened.  Take a look back and listen to what is said in the episode where Tony is out on the boat in the lake in Italy, just before he has the fight with his buddy.

One line explains the closing scenes.  Worth watching the last episode back too, especially the restaurant scene.  It keeps switching from 2 perspectives if you watch, one through Tony's eyes, and one through other characters.  Tis quite clever actually.
I worked out what I think we're meant to conclude. The guy going to the toilet  before meadows arrival the clue with darkness as the door opens.  I just would have preferred a crystal clear ending as that is what made it so good when series concluded.
It's not a major grumble but did disapoint a touch.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 15:51:12
I watched the documentary about the Piper Alpha disaster last night which i vaguely remember seeing on the news (I was 9). Terrible disaster and for the survivors interviewed, the memory of that night clearly still has a massive effect on them. Pretty harrowing watching at times. 


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 23:21:46
I worked out what I think we're meant to conclude. The guy going to the toilet  before meadows arrival the clue with darkness as the door opens.  I just would have preferred a crystal clear ending as that is what made it so good when series concluded.
It's not a major grumble but did disapoint a touch.

It was described as the marmite ending at the time.  It caused quite a stir.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Sunday, July 14, 2013, 11:30:49
Just watched the first 3 episodes of, Orange is the New Black, on Netflix, seems good so far. It also makes a very good reason to cancel Sky, which I think is what I'm going to do.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: china red on Sunday, July 14, 2013, 11:39:52
Just watched Ray Donovan, good bit of thug does good


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Monday, July 15, 2013, 22:07:13
Watching the blue lagoon, haven't seen it in years.


Title: Re: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: herthab on Monday, July 15, 2013, 22:15:20
Just finished watching all 3 series of Game Of Thrones. Really enjoyed it and looking forward to series 4 next year.
Film wise, just watched Love Honour & Obey again. Brilliant film and one that makes me laugh out loud.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Monday, July 15, 2013, 22:20:45
One for DV.... When wrestling was golden - BBC 4 10.30


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 23:27:30
Watching the royle family Xmas special on gold+1. Jim Royle reminds me of an older DMR.  :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 23:34:35
Anyone else been watching Luther? Continues its high quality, although that Alice bird isn't anywhere to be seen this time round :(


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, July 18, 2013, 08:42:32
Anyone else been watching Luther? Continues its high quality, although that Alice bird isn't anywhere to be seen this time round :(

She is in the trailer for next weeks episode


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Thursday, July 18, 2013, 22:37:07
Watching a bit of aljazeera news, waiting for the weather  :toocool:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 15:50:16
Love/Hate begins on Channel 5 (annoying) tonight, heard good things about it from my Irish friends

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2013/jul/24/love-hate-ireland-the-wire


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 16:08:54
So it's supposed to be an Irish version of The Wire and it's got Baltimore's finest Mayor Tommy Carcetti in it?

Probably worth a watch.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 22:09:11
I watched the documentary about the Piper Alpha disaster last night which i vaguely remember seeing on the news (I was 9). Terrible disaster and for the survivors interviewed, the memory of that night clearly still has a massive effect on them. Pretty harrowing watching at times. 

Belated response, but they trailed a bit of that on the news - interviewed two survivors. 

One of them was saying how his feet were on fire so he ran to the edge of the platform to jump into the water and put them out.  There was another fella in the way and, in his panic, he shoved him into the sea.  For 25 years he lived with the guilt of having pushed this fella to his death. 

Wasn't until they were filming the documentary that he overhead another guy recounting the story from the other perspective and found out he hadn't killed him at all and all those years of guilt were misplaced! 

Brilliant story I thought (which I obviously haven't done any justice here)!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 22:55:05
Wasn't until they were filming the documentary that he overhead another guy recounting the story from the other perspective and found out he hadn't killed him at all and all those years of guilt were misplaced! 

That's pretty amazing but 25 years of misplaced guilt of that magnitude, that is unimaginable.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Kinky Tom on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 23:50:32
That's pretty amazing but 25 years of misplaced guilt of that magnitude, that is unimaginable.

yeah, that's not something you can easily dismiss i don't suppose.  you spend so long coming to terms with it and even to find you didn't kill the guy doesn't change all those years where you thought otherwise, must have had a huge impact on a life in the first place, let alone the change when you learn the truth after so long

i'd probably be even more of a wreck knowing the truth after all the years given everything


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, July 25, 2013, 08:42:00
Luthor. Best cop show ever?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: london_red on Thursday, July 25, 2013, 08:48:00
Luthor. Best cop show ever?

Not as good as Luther.

It is excellent though, loved the final episode this season. Idris Elba is a badass.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Thursday, July 25, 2013, 08:57:36
Alice was good too.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, July 25, 2013, 09:05:19
Not as good as Luther.

It is excellent though, loved the final episode this season. Idris Elba is a badass.

He's playing Nelson Mandela in an upcoming film I believe.

I didn't know until a while ago that him and the other fella in the Wire were actually Brits. Amazing how many Brits have made it into American TV.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Thursday, July 25, 2013, 09:37:55
He's playing Nelson Mandela in an upcoming film I believe.

I didn't know until a while ago that him and the other fella in the Wire were actually Brits. Amazing how many Brits have made it into American TV.

Long as they hide their accents so the yanks don't think they're the Bad Guy, there are tons of Brits in the good bits of American TV. If it weren't for Brits, Hollywood would be even more of a hole than it is now.

I have no facts to back this up, just a gut feeling.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, July 25, 2013, 12:55:15
New PhoneShop on E4 tonight.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Thursday, July 25, 2013, 18:11:37
Quote
Knightmare, the 1980's kids' TV show inspired by fantasy role-playing video games, is returning in a special one-off episode filmed for YouTube on Monday, 5th August.

Series creator Tim Child will produce it, and actresses Isy Suttie (Dobby from Peep Show) and Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown in the Harry Potter films) will feature in it.

They'll be hosted by Knightmare's original presenter Hugo Myatt (Treguard) and joined by YouTube stars Dan "danisnotonfire" Howell, Phil "AmazingPhil" Lester, Emma "emmablackery" Blackery and Stuart "ashens" Ashen, reported The Guardian. Presumably those YouTubers will form the team exploring the Knightmare dungeon.

Digital Spy mentioned that the new episode will be filmed at the original studio in Norwich, too.

Knightmare, for those who don't remember or don't know, was a television game show in which one member of a team would don an oversized barbarian-style helmet (so they couldn't see) and step helplessly inside a virtual fantasy world. The rest of the team would be the eyes and bicker about how best to guide their friend through the many puzzles and perils that lie in wait.

Knightmare is being resurrected for the inaugural Geek Week festival on YouTube, which runs from 4th-10th August. It's a big deal and everyone's getting involved, with content to sprout from around 100 YouTube creators during the week.

 :clap:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mystical_goat on Thursday, July 25, 2013, 19:27:43
New PhoneShop on E4 tonight.

Yes! Loved the others.

You know manamansawagamamaman.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Thursday, July 25, 2013, 19:31:58
Recording that shit. Great show.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, July 25, 2013, 19:45:19
Few clips of the new series on YouTube.

"Apple don't grapple the mapple rudeboy."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCe9uH2pySc


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: BruceChatwin on Sunday, July 28, 2013, 22:46:57

Knightmare, the 1980's kids' TV show inspired by fantasy role-playing video games, is returning in a special one-off episode filmed for YouTube on Monday, 5th August.

Series creator Tim Child will produce it, and actresses Isy Suttie (Dobby from Peep Show) and Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown in the Harry Potter films) will feature in it.

They'll be hosted by Knightmare's original presenter Hugo Myatt (Treguard) and joined by YouTube stars Dan "danisnotonfire" Howell, Phil "AmazingPhil" Lester, Emma "emmablackery" Blackery and Stuart "ashens" Ashen, reported The Guardian. Presumably those YouTubers will form the team exploring the Knightmare dungeon.

Digital Spy mentioned that the new episode will be filmed at the original studio in Norwich, too.

Knightmare, for those who don't remember or don't know, was a television game show in which one member of a team would don an oversized barbarian-style helmet (so they couldn't see) and step helplessly inside a virtual fantasy world. The rest of the team would be the eyes and bicker about how best to guide their friend through the many puzzles and perils that lie in wait.

Knightmare is being resurrected for the inaugural Geek Week festival on YouTube, which runs from 4th-10th August. It's a big deal and everyone's getting involved, with content to sprout from around 100 YouTube creators during the week.

:clap:

Dobby from Peep Show and Stuart Ashens off Youtube in a revival of Knightmare? That actually sounds fucking awesome.

Back to the world of television, I very much enjoyed The Returned on C4, though the 'you'll have to wait til next series to find out' finale has left me somewhat vexed. 


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Monday, July 29, 2013, 01:44:40
Ploughed through all 3 series of Luther in the last week.

It's fucking good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: leefer on Monday, July 29, 2013, 11:12:44
Who Do You Think You Are....Una Stubbs last week and a real good start.

Like this program tuns.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, July 29, 2013, 11:25:50
Who Do You Think You Are....Una Stubbs last week and a real good start.

Like this program tuns.
I like that programme but often pick and choose which ones I watch as if I don't like the person then I am disinterested in listening to their own ancestry.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 22:07:50
Surviving - inside prison on pick tv.  :eek:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Saturday, August 3, 2013, 00:25:24
Watching jim Jefferies on comedy central x. He's Australian, isn't he.  :D


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: china red on Saturday, August 3, 2013, 06:53:46
Watching jim Jefferies on comedy central x. He's Australian, isn't he.  :D

Did you watch Legit yet, fucking funny


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, August 5, 2013, 16:57:41
Dobby from Peep Show and Stuart Ashens off Youtube in a revival of Knightmare? That actually sounds fucking awesome.

Here it is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74r-EbIqt9s


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: BruceChatwin on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 21:22:42
Here it is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74r-EbIqt9s

Just as stilted and faintly disturbing as I remember.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: dalumpimunki on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 22:30:26
Dobby from Peep Show and Stuart Ashens off Youtube in a revival of Knightmare? That actually sounds fucking awesome.

Back to the world of television, I very much enjoyed The Returned on C4, though the 'you'll have to wait til next series to find out' finale has left me somewhat vexed. 

I'm bemused by this ending. They've not even started filming the next series yet, and I'm not sure quite how they're going to manage it. Little "back from the dead and frozen in time" Victor is surely going to have aged a bit over 2 years. How the fuck are they going to explain that?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mystical_goat on Monday, August 12, 2013, 00:45:56
Anyone know where the new episode of Breaking Bad can be streamed from? I think it aired in America this evening.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Monday, August 12, 2013, 00:59:19
Available on Netflix tomorrow so will be able to download by tomorrow evening.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mystical_goat on Monday, August 12, 2013, 01:13:10
Surely in this day and age it's available right now! Someone somewhere is watching it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Empathy Sloth on Monday, August 12, 2013, 01:31:24
Surely in this day and age it's available right now! Someone somewhere is watching it.
(http://img1.rnkr-static.com/list_img/8992/528992/C190/the-very-best-of-the-and-quot-that-feel-and-quot-meme.jpg)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mystical_goat on Monday, August 12, 2013, 04:05:33
Thanks Empathy Sloth!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Monday, August 12, 2013, 09:03:13
Surely in this day and age it's available right now! Someone somewhere is watching it.

http://www.cucirca.eu/2013/08/11/breaking-bad-season-5-episode-9-blood-money/


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mystical_goat on Monday, August 12, 2013, 12:44:33
http://www.cucirca.eu/2013/08/11/breaking-bad-season-5-episode-9-blood-money/


Cheers, on torrent sites as well now.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: BruceChatwin on Monday, August 12, 2013, 20:10:22
That was a pretty fucking good opening episode.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 00:11:34
That was a pretty fucking good opening episode.

You mean episode 9?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 00:13:03
Perhaps it's the first one he's seen?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 00:16:28
The opening episode of the 2nd half of the series?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: BruceChatwin on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 18:44:13
My favourite theory doing the rounds is that Breaking Bad is actually a prequel to Malcolm in the Middle.

That would be simultaneously the worst and best possible ending.

Perhaps it's the first one he's seen?

Don't you condescend to me young man.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 18:47:47
Well, all the meth would explain the dysfunctional family.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 18:51:56
I just started watching Archer last night.

Shit's hilarious


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 19:04:57
I just started watching Archer last night.

Shit's hilarious

Sunny, Archer and The League. My top 3 shows.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mystical_goat on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 20:24:18
My favourite theory doing the rounds is that Breaking Bad is actually a prequel to Malcolm in the Middle.

I'd love that, Hal gets put into witness protection and sets up a family.

I think Walt is being too devious to survive all of this though; telling Jessie that he didn't shoot Mike will come back to him I think.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 22:04:58
Rude tube: dumb and dangerous just started on C4.  :D


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 22:23:38
Rude tube: dumb and dangerous just started on C4.  :D

Do you think the presenter looks in the mirror and goes "yeah"?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, August 16, 2013, 22:49:07
I do like 8 out of 10 cats does countdown.

It makes me feel better about being shite at scrabble


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mystical_goat on Sunday, August 18, 2013, 02:05:29
how soon after airing is MOTD available on the iPlayer? I was hoping to watch it shitfaced but it says "available soon after" still.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Sunday, August 18, 2013, 02:20:48
how soon after airing is MOTD available on the iPlayer? I was hoping to watch it shitfaced but it says "available soon after" still.

With the Football League Show, it's normally available the next morning....I'm assuming (JUST an assumption) that it'll be available shortly after the repeat in the morning.....


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mystical_goat on Sunday, August 18, 2013, 03:18:21
fuckers. i managed to download one game.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: janaage on Sunday, August 18, 2013, 08:30:23
how soon after airing is MOTD available on the iPlayer? I was hoping to watch it shitfaced but it says "available soon after" still.

I think they said Midnight Monday on MOTD yesterday.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Sunday, August 18, 2013, 11:07:58
I think they said Midnight Monday on MOTD yesterday.

Yep, they did


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, August 19, 2013, 15:33:28
The second series of Top Boy starts tomorrow on Channel 4. The first series was class.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Monday, August 19, 2013, 19:01:35
The second series of Top Boy starts tomorrow on Channel 4. The first series was class.

Thanks for the heads up. Loved the first series.

Hacked off C5 aren't showing series 2 of Love/Hate any time soon.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bassett boy on Monday, August 19, 2013, 19:25:41
when does  the next series of homeland start?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Monday, August 19, 2013, 23:39:35
Thanks for the heads up. Loved the first series.

Hacked off C5 aren't showing series 2 of Love/Hate any time soon.

Me too, I assumed it would be shown straight after, they're 3 series in!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 08:52:21
I've been told that series 2 and 3 are better than 1 as well. Stupid Channel 5!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: china red on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 09:01:37
when does  the next series of homeland start?

End of September


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 20:30:55
Everything US starts in September.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 20:31:32
Just watched the first season on Luther, not normally a fan on UK dramas but this was incredible.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 23:56:56
Anyone been watching the drugs programmes on BBC Three with Stacey Dooley? She's a bit annoying but never seems to wear a bra....cracking arse too...


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 14:09:43
Anyone been watching the drugs programmes on BBC Three with Stacey Dooley? She's a bit annoying but never seems to wear a bra....cracking arse too...

She is definetly one for the would but shouldn't thread


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 14:15:00
Disagree, there is nothing "shouldn't" about her


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: nochee on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 18:23:09
Love/Hate begins on Channel 5 (annoying) tonight, heard good things about it from my Irish friends

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2013/jul/24/love-hate-ireland-the-wire

I've mentioned this on here a few times. Not one single comment


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 19:25:55
Despite the annoying soundtrack, I really enjoyed it, and was annoyed when they didn't go immediately in to series 2.


Title: Re: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 19:38:32
Really enjoyed it too. Heard the next series are even better, five's delayed scheduling is annoying. May have to acquire from elsewhere.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 20:24:07
Just watched the first episode of breaking bad, must say I'm impressed. Heard good things about it. Off to watch episode 2.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 21:22:09
Just watched the first episode of breaking bad, must say I'm impressed. Heard good things about it. Off to watch episode 2.

Where have you been?  Enjoy, it gets better...  Season 4 is Epic, and 5 is getting there


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 21:26:06
Where have you been?  Enjoy, it gets better...  Season 4 is Epic, and 5 is getting there

It's just one of many programs (also started game of thrones recently) that i've wanted to watch, but haven't had the time.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mystical_goat on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 21:49:52
I only started watching it a couple of months back too. You think it's pretty good to begin with, but it gets even better towards the end of the first series.

I'm going to watch S5 E13 tonight.

Oh, thought I was up to date but have just found episodes 14/15/16 too.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, September 12, 2013, 06:07:33
Oh, thought I was up to date but have just found episodes 14/15/16 too.

You can't have, they haven't been shown in the US yet. They're the last three episodes.

13 was pretty :eek: Can't wait for the last three.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Thursday, September 12, 2013, 08:17:08
Yep, 14 will be shown Sunday night in the US so avaialble early Monday am.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mystical_goat on Thursday, September 12, 2013, 17:41:40
Ah good, spurious torrents after all.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: BruceChatwin on Saturday, September 14, 2013, 09:56:14
Anyone watched ‘The American Football Show?’ It's a pretty good highlights package for someone who just wants an overview, apart from being presented by Vernon Kay and filmed by a camerman who thinks he's shooting a car-chase.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, September 14, 2013, 10:58:32
Has anyone mentioned 'Ray Donovan'? Sky Atlantic. Brilliant show. On a par with the Sopranos IMO.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Saturday, September 14, 2013, 11:22:06
Ray Donovan is excellent, can't stand his wife though


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Summerof69 on Sunday, September 15, 2013, 21:05:41
The Blacklist looks like it'll be worth watching.

James Spader was excellent in Boston Legal.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: BruceChatwin on Monday, September 16, 2013, 19:40:25
Holy hell. What an episode of BB.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Riddick on Monday, September 16, 2013, 19:45:25
Holy hell. What an episode of BB.

Serious crazy shit happened in that one. Where does it go now with 2 left, can't wait to see. My one hope is something bad happens to Skylar!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, September 16, 2013, 20:11:32
Just watched that too. It's all getting rather crazy.

I'm a bit miffed that Jack's gang have been brought by the writers to help bring the story to a conclusion. IMO it could've been done a bit more organically between Walt & Jesse, but I suppose it adds to the drama.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Empathy Sloth on Monday, September 16, 2013, 20:22:19
I'm on Bosnian TV tomorrow at 5pm. BHT1. I'm probably on other channels too but I'm too big time to give a fuck. If you want some signed shit send me a PM.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Monday, September 16, 2013, 21:10:32
Can't believe they're blocking eztv.it as well now. All totally pointless, if you Google "eztv" half the entries on the first page are telling you how to bypass the block. Still think the answer is reasonably priced content, I can't be the only one that would prefer to pay for stuff if it's priced right.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mystical_goat on Monday, September 16, 2013, 23:21:06
Netflix is a fiver a month isn't it? Though they don't have everything.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 10:10:20
Netflix is £6 a month. We use it a lot, films are pretty pants but they have Enough stuff on there to keep us entertained.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 10:12:34
Netflix is great for the price. I've managed to watch entire series in a few months where DVD boxsets would have added up to well over £100 in some cases.

There is plenty of decent films on there too. If you get it make sure to use mediahint so you can use US Netflix.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: @mwooly63 on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 12:50:32
Netflix is a fiver a month isn't it? Though they don't have everything.

Saw on the news this morning that Netflix trawl piracy sites to see what series/movies are hot so they can add to their line up
 :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: suttonred on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 13:49:12
I had Netflix, switched to love film instant, far more choice.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: dalumpimunki on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 19:51:27
I had Netflix, switched to love film instant, far more choice.

I think if you like films Lovefilm is better. If you want the best selection of US TV drama, then Netflix. The only movies that Netflix seem to have tied up are the Marvel franchise ones that all seem to pop up there.

If I really want to see a film I'll see it at the cinema, or buy the DVD, so Netflix suits me better. TV box sets are sooo much more expensive than buying the oldd film now and again.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 01:27:11
I just watched the end of Dexter....   

Oh dear....


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: china red on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 04:26:36
I just watched the end of Dexter....   

Oh dear....

Yeah a bit of a strange ending, I thought the first five episodes of this season were dull and then got a bit better.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Simon Pieman on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 07:03:55
I did used to have Lovefilm but the online selection wasn't very good - I assume that's changed then? I got fucked off with being sent DVDs I wasn't in the mood for watching at the time so ended up joining Blockbuster. Which was great until I watched everything I wanted to from there, then it closed.

The google play store looks ok if you just want to buy the odd thing without a subscription. Tubeplus is where it's at though.



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 10:11:33
Saw 'By any means', seemed quite decent.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 10:33:52
Watched the penultimate episode of Breaking Bad last night. Sets it up nicely for the finale next week, although I think I'm going to have to avoid the internet all day on Monday to avoid spoilers before I can catch it on Netflix on Monday night.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 13:10:48
Watched the penultimate episode of Breaking Bad last night. Sets it up nicely for the finale next week, although I think I'm going to have to avoid the internet all day on Monday to avoid spoilers before I can catch it on Netflix on Monday night.

Yeah same here.  I get the feeling the last episode is either going to be totally epic, or a complete and utter let down....  no middle ground...

Walt is obviously gonna go all Heisenberg after the last few minutes, one to get the  :popcorn: out for that is for sure...


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 13:37:50
That episode was a bit of a let down after the previous one, hopefully it's just building things up for an epic finish though.

They say it's not going to be a Sopranos style ending where everyone is left to their own conclusions. There's obviously going to be a few more deaths, just remains to be seen who actually survives until the end.





Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Simon Pieman on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 14:36:59
It will turn out that Hal has finally been driven mad by Lois and the kids and it’s all in his head.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: dalumpimunki on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 14:44:46
Yeah same here.  I get the feeling the last episode is either going to be totally epic, or a complete and utter let down....  no middle ground...


Hasn't the final episode been trailed in flash forward in the first episode, when Heisenberg arrives back in town and makes a really big weapons purchase in the car park of the diner?

I'm guessing a big confrontation, you don't buy an M60 machine gun and boot full of ammo for show do you?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 14:56:03
Yes, it showed Walt going back to the house to retrieve the ricin too.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bewster on Thursday, September 26, 2013, 21:15:07
Super Giant Animals - seriously ?? I mean WTF ??

Lets all swim with massive crocs - whats the worse that could happen?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Friday, September 27, 2013, 09:47:53
New series of It's Always Sunny has been on par with the others so far. 9th series!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mystical_goat on Friday, September 27, 2013, 20:00:00
Does the Breaking Bad finale air on Sunday in the USA?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Friday, September 27, 2013, 20:35:03
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is about halfway through the first episode on C4 now.

I've decided I love it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, September 28, 2013, 01:39:34
Does the Breaking Bad finale air on Sunday in the USA?

Yes, Available top download from around 3am UK time, maybe slightly earlier


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Saturday, September 28, 2013, 11:48:21
New series' of It's Always Sunny and The League have been top notch so far.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Monday, September 30, 2013, 11:45:06
Happy with the BB ending... good job.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, September 30, 2013, 11:47:57
I watched the first 2 episodes of Breaking Bad yesterday. It looks like it will be good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Monday, September 30, 2013, 11:49:47
I watched the first 2 episodes of Breaking Bad yesterday. It looks like it will be good.

You are right, it is.  In for a treat..


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Monday, September 30, 2013, 11:54:58
I watched the first 2 episodes of Breaking Bad yesterday. It looks like it will be good.

I'm getting close to the end of the first series and I am really enjoying it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bewster on Monday, September 30, 2013, 12:02:42
I'm getting close to the end of the first series and I am really enjoying it.

Just ordered the first season on DVD (needed something to watch before S4 of The Walking Dead)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Monday, September 30, 2013, 13:19:18
Just ordered the first season on DVD (needed something to watch before S4 of The Walking Dead)

Speaking of TWD, have they done a load of webisodes for this series?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Monday, September 30, 2013, 13:32:58
So new True blood tonight, and new TWD on October 18th, good, good.

True Blood has been on the slide for a bit, but its still watchable. They are killing it off the series after this upcoming (in the UK) one, which is probably about right..


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Monday, September 30, 2013, 14:12:04
So new True blood tonight, and new TWD on October 18th, good, good.

True Blood has been on the slide for a bit, but its still watchable. They are killing it off the series after this upcoming (in the UK) one, which is probably about right..

Nope, not after this one, they are making a 7th season and then that will be it.  I have already watched the one that starts tonight, it sets it up for the final season in the last episode.


Title: Re: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Monday, September 30, 2013, 14:20:18
Edit: doh something went wrong between thinking and typing in my original post, a missing 'after'. I meant to type the UK has 2 seasons left including tonight's. But you corrected it already.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: wiggy on Monday, September 30, 2013, 14:20:52
Agents of Shield got off to a good start.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Monday, September 30, 2013, 15:07:29
Edit: doh something went wrong between thinking and typing in my original post, a missing 'after'. I meant to type the UK has 2 seasons left including tonight's. But you corrected it already.

I just wanted to sound like a know it all, it doesn't happen very often on here, especially when you have posters that can see into the future like Chang and Dost! :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, September 30, 2013, 20:19:49
Managed to avoid spoilers all day and just watched the Breaking Bad finale.

Definitely lived up to expectations.


Title: Re: Re: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: herthab on Monday, September 30, 2013, 20:59:59
Managed to avoid spoilers all day and just watched the Breaking Bad finale.

Definitely lived up to expectations.
And also left the possibility of a movie open, which is something they're planning. Great show that sustained 5 series without turning shit, which most do.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: BruceChatwin on Monday, September 30, 2013, 23:06:13
Probably the best overall final series, if not the best finale (The Wire's ending was pretty much perfect even if the final series wasn't great), of any TV show I've watched. It was basically eight straight hours without a drop in tension. Earns it's place alongside The Wire and The Soprano's as part of a holy trinity at the pinnacle of television drama. It's going to take some show to displace any of those.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 16:20:16
Speaking of TWD, have they done a load of webisodes for this series?

They have indeed. Go online this week.

Today infact! "The Oath"


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 20:32:35
I finished watching Breaking Bad earlier. I really enjoyed it, and would happily recommend it, but I'm not sure how it gets held in similar esteem to The Wire and The Sopranos. They're in a whole other ballpark of drama with far more depth and substance, in my opinion.

Breaking Bad, certainly in it's early days, had incredibly weak and annoying characters, an annoying and slow story that didn't really go anywhere and sometimes felt like it was not a drama, but maybe a black comedy. Sorry fanbois, but I needed to say it, in spite on knowing vast numbers of internetters will wish me dead. :hide: :french:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 21:36:57
It's all about opinions Barry.  I still think Sopranos is no.1, probably followed by the Wire and then BB.  I also thought Lost was good (except the ending) which puts me on a lot of peoples hit list.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 21:45:14

Breaking Bad, certainly in it's early days, had incredibly weak and annoying characters, an annoying and slow story that didn't really go anywhere and sometimes felt like it was not a drama, but maybe a black comedy. Sorry fanbois, but I needed to say it, in spite on knowing vast numbers of internetters will wish me dead. :hide: :french:

I did find the first series was a bit slow, but thought they were the setting the series up well.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 21:49:01
Each are good for their own reasons.

Shows like The Sopranos and The Wire have great depth to their stories but were sometimes a little slow.

Breaking Bad was more about the drama and the writing, there always seemed to be a permanent sense of suspense..


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 21:49:17
Whereas I couldn't get in to The Wire. I tried, I really did.



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 21:50:10
Try again.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: BruceChatwin on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 22:07:23
Breaking Bad is almost like a high melodrama. I think you either see that as a merit or a drawback. I don't think judging it on the basis of depth/ realism against programs like 'The Wire' is much of a worthwhile comparison. Both shows set out to achieve very different goals, and delivered on them pretty much flawlessly. 





Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: THE FLASH on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 08:42:11
Watched the first two episodes of what remains on BBC.....then sky box went squiffy.....

No longer on IPlayer....

Any suggestions?

Help and abuse welcome....


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 08:45:13
What remains unwatched?  :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 09:08:22
Did anyone watch Big school? I'm not a huge fan of Mr Walliams, but that was as funny as hell.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 09:08:44
Watched the first two episodes of what remains on BBC.....then sky box went squiffy.....

No longer on IPlayer....

Any suggestions?

Help and abuse welcome....

There are Torrents available assuming you are open to Torrents?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 12:59:03
Did anyone watch Big school? I'm not a huge fan of Mr Walliams, but that was as funny as hell.

I liked it.
Enjoyed the fried chicken shop that has been on recently too.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: yeo on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 15:54:37
Peaky Blinders has been decent.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Simon Pieman on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 17:02:51
Watched the first two episodes of what remains on BBC.....then sky box went squiffy.....

No longer on IPlayer....

Any suggestions?

Help and abuse welcome....

http://www.tubeplus.me/player/2126259/What_Remains/


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Gnasher on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 17:28:35
Four in a Bed's back on C4. Top stuff.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 17:56:55
The IT Crowd finale was shite.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 18:00:13
Just aced the Pointless final round on the Superbowl. Although I was annoyed that Joe Namath was a pointless answer.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Freddies Ferret on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 18:06:24
Just aced the Pointless final round on the Superbowl. Although I was annoyed that Joe Namath was a pointless answer.
Great show


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 18:35:42
Just aced the Pointless final round on the Superbowl. Although I was annoyed that Joe Namath was a pointless answer.

Same as kicked its ass today, all three of my answers were pointless  :D


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 18:48:43
They have indeed. Go online this week.

Today infact! "The Oath"

Have you got a link?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mystical_goat on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 19:37:04
Educating Yorkshire is great.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 20:24:40
The IT Crowd finale was shite.

It was a bit 'meh'. The moss subplot, as always, was the best one. The bit where he was changing back into regular trousers in the phonebox had me literally on the floor laughing.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Simon Pieman on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 00:27:54
State of Play (6 part series) is being shown on the Drama channel weekly from tomorrow at 9pm. It's bloody brilliant.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 02:09:06
And also left the possibility of a movie open, which is something they're planning. Great show that sustained 5 series without turning shit, which most do.

Looks like a spin-off coming - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Better_Call_Saul


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: fatbasher on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 07:17:59
For us older folk a Christmas special of Open All Hours where G G G G ranville is the shop owner after Arkwrights death, As it happens I was listening to Sir David Jason on 5 live yesterday and in answer to the question of it being well received would he like to do a series he said yes.....


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 08:13:47
Walking Dead series 4 is off to a good start.

I also watched the first two episodes of The Blacklist, which looks set to be a very good series.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 12:08:58
Walking Dead series 4 is off to a good start.


I gave up on it a long time ago.

It's only redeeming feature is the occasional zombie without which it would be very dull. Come to think of it, it's very dull even with the occasional zombie.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: pauld on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 12:17:36
I gave up on it a long time ago.

It's only redeeming feature is the occasional zombie without which it would be very dull. Come to think of it, it's very dull even with the occasional zombie.
Glad it's not just me. Enjoyed the 1st series, struggled through the 2nd series, half way through series 3 and it's feeling like an obligation rather than a pleasure. I'm contemplating deleting the remaining episodes unwatched but I don't think my OCD will let me :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 14:07:44
The ....second........series.......was.......so.......slow


Thought series 3 was OK though.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bewster on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 14:12:23
Walking Dead series 4 is off to a good start.

I also watched the first two episodes of The Blacklist, which looks set to be a very good series.

Please tell me this was online and I haven't missed it .


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 01:51:12
Please tell me this was online and I haven't missed it .

WD Starts Friday 10pm Fox.  Blacklist has been on a couple of weeks already.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 12:46:16
Please tell me this was online and I haven't missed it .

Yeah it was, streamallthis.com :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bewster on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 15:37:01
Phew. Series linked it for Friday night (I've got somewhere else to go Friday)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 16:30:40
Phew. Series linked it for Friday night (I've got somewhere else to go Friday)

Yes - the County Ground!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 16:33:50
Walking Dead series 4 is off to a good start.

I also watched the first two episodes of The Blacklist, which looks set to be a very good series.

Just caught this on demand, it's very good. Cheers for the recommendation, I'd never heard of it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Freddies Ferret on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 16:49:19
Orange is the new Black on Netflix is brilliant! Piper the main character is smoking hot! Anyone else watched it?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 17:00:36
Yeah, I watched the whole series in a few days, thought it was very good.

On an unrelated note, does anyone know when the next season of Sons of Anarchy will be on Netflix? I've seen the first 4 (ie. the only ones on there)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Spud on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 17:15:25
Finished the last ever season of Dexter the other day. Terrible season to what had been a good US drama.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 18:10:23
Been going through Scrubs on netflix. It's one of those shows that I've often caught random episodes of on e4 and, whilst it isn't really a show which depends on knowing the complete story of each character, it's nice to follow.

Been told to avoid the last season like the plague though


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 18:17:56
I never warmed to Scrubs. The makers of Seinfeld had the right idea.

1. No hugging.
2. No lessons.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 21:10:50
Been going through Scrubs on netflix. It's one of those shows that I've often caught random episodes of on e4 and, whilst it isn't really a show which depends on knowing the complete story of each character, it's nice to follow.

Been told to avoid the last season like the plague though

I fucking loved Scrubs. I did miss the last few seasons and intended to one day sit through it all in order as I also watched it a bit everywhere.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 21:16:08
Scrubs is brilliant, and yeah the last series is absolute dogshit


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 22:30:35
Finished the last ever season of Dexter the other day. Terrible season to what had been a good US drama.

It was on a steady decline.  Final episode was disapointing.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 22:31:59
Yeah, I watched the whole series in a few days, thought it was very good.

On an unrelated note, does anyone know when the next season of Sons of Anarchy will be on Netflix? I've seen the first 4 (ie. the only ones on there)

It will probably appear once the season fianle has shown in the states, I am watching it weekly at the moment, about half way through.  So plan for about 6 weeks time.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 22:33:43
Orange is the new Black on Netflix is brilliant! Piper the main character is smoking hot! Anyone else watched it?

Yep, watched it a few months back...  Very good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Friday, October 25, 2013, 12:33:35
Last nights Educating Yorkshire was superb. If you aint already,watch it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: mystical_goat on Friday, October 25, 2013, 18:12:46
yeah great series


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Friday, October 25, 2013, 18:18:49
Apparently Kingsdown was the first school approached for that programme, and it would have been called 'Educating Wiltshire', but they turned it down because they didn't want the negative press.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: pauld on Friday, October 25, 2013, 20:09:57
On an unrelated note, does anyone know when the next season of Sons of Anarchy will be on Netflix? I've seen the first 4 (ie. the only ones on there)
Oh, good lord, no. Low-rent Sopranos on motorbikes with a Boy Band Hells' Angel leader. And I'm pretty sure that's not just my opinion but the actual line from the pitch meeting :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: BruceChatwin on Saturday, October 26, 2013, 12:59:19
BT Sports free this weekend on freeview. Crystal Palace v Arsenal live now on channel 57.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Saturday, October 26, 2013, 13:02:27
Thanks BruceChatwin, 413 for Sky HD users :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, October 27, 2013, 01:40:58
Poor Huell.

Best final season of anything I've ever watched. 


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Sunday, October 27, 2013, 08:58:15
(http://img.pandawhale.com/post-28682-Huell-waiting-meme-HELLO-Imgur-YPb0.png)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Sunday, October 27, 2013, 15:47:52
Poor Huell.

Best final season of anything I've ever watched. 

 :sherlock:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Monday, October 28, 2013, 14:05:58
Just downloaded Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Can't wait to get started.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: @mwooly63 on Monday, October 28, 2013, 16:34:12
Just downloaded Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Can't wait to get started.

Rubbing one out or actually watching ??


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Monday, October 28, 2013, 18:28:40
Why not both?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 20:50:26
What fuck has happened to Homeland.

The plot lines are getting more and more ridculous, the twist about Carrie and the mental hospital business being a elaborate trick was dreadfull.  Don't get me started on Dana kid!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 20:56:43
TV is great: Orphan Black (BBC), Newsroom (Sky, just finished), new Strikeback (sky), new Revolution (Sky), new True Blood (Fox), new Walking Dead (fox), new South Park (comedy central), new American Horror Story (fox) plus other stuff to try like new Dracula (Sky Living).

Screw you Summer TV schedule, Autumn is here and I'm living the (couch potato) dream.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 21:15:48
What fuck has happened to Homeland.

The plot lines are getting more and more ridculous, the twist about Carrie and the mental hospital business being a elaborate trick was dreadfull.  Don't get me started on Dana kid!

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I'm hoping Dana has another (successful) go at her wrists in the bath; I couldn't care less about her storyline, yet over a third of the episode every week is dedicated on her. It just feels like filler to me.


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Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 21:19:39
I'm hoping Dana has another (successful) go at her wrists in the bath; I couldn't care less about her storyline, yet over a third of the episode every week is dedicated on her. It just feels like filler to me.

*Ahem. Some of us haven't seen it yet........


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 21:30:16
I thought it was Keith Lemon on grand designs (on now).


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 21:40:37
I recently started "Orange is the new black"

Liking it so far.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 21:43:08
*Ahem. Some of us haven't seen it yet........

Shit, sorry!  ???


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 21:45:44
Am I right in thinking Lydia from Breaking Bad is in Homeland too?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 22:04:04
Not in the American category that you all watch, but obsessive compulsive cleaners is on 4+1. Someone has goats in their kitchen. Someone has created a fly cemetery  ???


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 14:55:12
Swindon featured in that new Ross Noble programme last night on Dave. Didn't do the place any favours whatsoever but was an ok programme.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: woolster on Friday, November 1, 2013, 17:23:48
Watched the escape artist with David tennant, very good start to the series


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Friday, November 1, 2013, 20:45:03
Not in the American category that you all watch, but obsessive compulsive cleaners is on 4+1. Someone has goats in their kitchen. Someone has created a fly cemetery  ???

Saw that, thought it was a good watch. I thought I was untidy.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: joteddyred on Friday, November 1, 2013, 21:17:28
Watched the escape artist with David tennant, very good start to the series

I thought so too.  Wasn't expecting how the end of the episode panned out at all.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Friday, November 1, 2013, 21:31:08
I watched the new Dracula. Couldn't have been worse.

If I understood the plot right, Van Helsing resurrected Dracula to make form an alliance in order to take down The Order, a group who were responsible for wiping out Van Helsing's family. So they hatch a plot to financially destabilise The Order by reducing the need for oil, from which The Order make their money, by unveiling a wireless lightbulb.

Yeah that's right, Dracula was going into the wireless lightbulb game. In Victorian England. WTF.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, November 10, 2013, 11:57:04
Recommend me something to download from sky. I see adverts for 'the wire' currently being available. Any good?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Sunday, November 10, 2013, 12:09:12
Currently watching some American FBI show from 2005 on Netflix.

Saul from homeland stars in it without beard and glasses, which doesn't quite look right!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Sunday, November 10, 2013, 12:32:21
Recommend me something to download from sky. I see adverts for 'the wire' currently being available. Any good?

If you can get through the first episode without having to use subtitles then you're in for a treat.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Sunday, November 10, 2013, 13:00:08
Currently watching some American FBI show from 2005 on Netflix.

Saul from homeland stars in it without beard and glasses, which doesn't quite look right!

Criminal Minds. Took me ages to notice, about half the first series, and then it suddenly hit me and I could stop pointing it out.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, November 11, 2013, 12:30:12
Criminal Minds. Took me ages to notice, about half the first series, and then it suddenly hit me and I could stop pointing it out.

I could tell straight away from his distinctive voice. Its not a bad programme to be fair!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: suttonred on Monday, November 11, 2013, 12:38:30
What fuck has happened to Homeland.

The plot lines are getting more and more ridculous, the twist about Carrie and the mental hospital business being a elaborate trick was dreadfull.  Don't get me started on Dana kid!

Yep its fast going down the pan, I reckon whatisname brody is tied up with something and they rewrote it to try and paper over the fact. 6 weeks of dana being tortured would get it back on track. Fast losing patience with The Walking Dead as well, you'd think by now they'd expect zombies in cars/houses/shops, but no, treat eveything like a sunday picnic in the park, no one would be this constantly dim. Think i'll ditch them both shortly, both starting to insult my limited Intelligence.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Monday, November 11, 2013, 12:55:00
Watch the Blacklist on Fox that will restore your faith in good TV.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Monday, November 11, 2013, 14:19:32
Finished watching every episode of Star Trek including the laughable shit prequel and now rewatching the Sopranos as the mrs hasn't seen it.

4 episodes in, she is hooked.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Monday, November 11, 2013, 17:09:33
Blacklist is amazing.

Just finished series 9 of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia - best comedy around imo.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Monday, November 11, 2013, 17:21:28
Two recent finds on Netflix - Archer and The League. Both really funny.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Monday, November 11, 2013, 17:36:47
Two recent finds on Netflix - Archer and The League. Both really funny.

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Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, November 11, 2013, 21:01:17
Yep its fast going down the pan, I reckon whatisname brody is tied up with something and they rewrote it to try and paper over the fact. 6 weeks of dana being tortured would get it back on track.

Last nights episode was pretty good, a definate step back in the right direction. Plus it potentially looks like that Dana has fucked off for a while, huge bonus.

Still intrigued with Brody, assume it can't be long until focus shifts to the search for him.  About time his missus got her funbags out again as well


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, November 11, 2013, 21:05:44
About time his missus got her funbags out again as well

Hell yes. Looks like she's got some added curves now too.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 01:47:06
Archer is the nuts. Another season coming next year I believe.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 11:03:50
Archer is the nuts. Another season coming next year I believe.

Soon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7HkG6OSo3E (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7HkG6OSo3E)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 12:25:58
Soon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7HkG6OSo3E (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7HkG6OSo3E)

Danger Zoooone....


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Monday, December 2, 2013, 19:11:17
Watched the first episode of Orange is the new Black last night.

Boobs


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, December 2, 2013, 21:13:05
Watched the first episode of Orange is the new Black last night.

Boobs

Don't let it fool you the ratio goes down hugely after the first episode!

Its good though!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Monday, December 2, 2013, 21:46:02
Rubbish


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Baggins on Monday, December 2, 2013, 23:44:48
Nearing the end of series 2 of Game of Thrones.  In a critical capacity, its pretty poor and plays on every film/TV stereotype going.  Its Lord of the Rings meets Eastenders via Caligulia.

I absolutely love it.



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Benzel on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 10:39:59
I'm about half way through series 5 of Breaking Bad now. Holy cow.

Also, The Walking Dead mid-season finale was a doozy.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: pauld on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 13:32:32
I don't bother with telly programmes these days, just watch dashcam footage of Sippo driving to and from work :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: walcot red on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 22:47:28
Just watched the mid series finale of TWD fuck me, that was excellent. I was close to giving up on it. Although it was a bit sad at the end. If you've seen the episode you'll know what I mean. Now I have to wait until February.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 22:48:56
slowly getting through Sons of Anarchy just finished season 2.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Friday, December 6, 2013, 21:54:55
Watching top gear in Vietnam for the second time  :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, December 7, 2013, 21:40:14
Enjoying Borgen III at the mo.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Saxondale on Saturday, December 7, 2013, 21:58:23
I just watched the first episode of something called breaking bad.  Its quite good. 

My finger is on the pulse.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Saturday, December 7, 2013, 22:08:32
I am being forced to watch this thing called the x factor, what is this shit can someone please explain it to me.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Saturday, December 7, 2013, 22:31:08
I am being forced to watch this thing called the x factor, what is this shit can someone please explain it to me.

You having some beers round flash's?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Sunday, December 8, 2013, 23:15:10
Archer is the nuts. Another season coming next year I believe.

Just started watching it on Netflix. Was put off with it being animated, but it's worth the effort.

One of the funniest things on TV at the moment.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Monday, December 9, 2013, 02:49:04
Just started watching it on Netflix. Was put off with it being animated, but it's worth the effort.

One of the funniest things on TV at the moment.

Honestly, I watch more animated stuff now than I did as a kid. Saturday morning cartoons with my breakfast is still a tradition. Adult Swim have made some really great 'grown up' animated series- Harvey Birdman and the Venture Bros. are great piss-takes of various Hanna-Barbera properties and the general themes of that era of cartoons.

Of course there's the more mainstream stuff like South Park, Family Guy (which I personally don't find that funny on the whole...) American Dad (which I primarily watch for Roger the alien), Bob's Burgers (same voice actor as Sterling Archer, and they reference that in an episode of Archer) etc.

Watching top gear in Vietnam for the second time  :)

That's a good one, nearly as good as their first Africa one (OLIVERRRRR!). I want to go back and watch the Three 'Wise' men special, because I remember it being terrible and interesting at the same time but I can't precisely remember why... I know it's the cool thing to hate Top Gear but I still enjoy it. The challenges on the US version are great too, the presenters actually have some chemistry when they're off-script, but the studio bits are generally dire.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, December 9, 2013, 05:18:44
Love the Top Gear specials but don't watch the regular series.

Archer is superb, glad to see others watching it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Monday, December 9, 2013, 08:59:05
The top gear India trip was on last night, daft but fun. I liked the American one when they went from Miami to New Orleans, and we met 'fat' stig  :)


Title: Re:
Post by: herthab on Monday, December 9, 2013, 09:23:43
Top Gear is tired and old. Clarkson et al doing the same things, with the same 'witty' banter. Absolute gash.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Monday, December 9, 2013, 09:58:28
Yeah its probably overran its course, but.certainly more light hearted and entertaining than a lot of the shite currently on the box.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Processed Beats on Monday, December 9, 2013, 10:11:15
Arrow is decent.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: leefer on Monday, December 9, 2013, 10:52:58
Arrow is decent.
Dont see the point myself.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Processed Beats on Monday, December 9, 2013, 10:54:25
Dont see the point myself.

 :D


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: herthab on Monday, December 9, 2013, 11:11:22
Haven't watched any of the new series of Arrow yet, although I've downloaded the episodes. I'm quivering with anticipation.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Monday, December 9, 2013, 11:25:40
What's Arrow about? Is it a documentary about the away fans pub in Yeovil, or is it a cockney tale about the wealdstone area?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: leefer on Monday, December 9, 2013, 12:37:02
Haven't watched any of the new series of Arrow yet, although I've downloaded the episodes. I'm quivering with anticipation.

Not bad Steve. ;D


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Processed Beats on Monday, December 9, 2013, 12:51:07
What's Arrow about? Is it a documentary about the away fans pub in Yeovil, or is it a cockney tale about the wealdstone area?

It's a TV series about DC's Green Arrow. A bit like Smallville but with less teenage lovey dovey/Twilight shit.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 23:13:09
Roy Keane v Patrick Viera on itv4 now. It looks quite good, Keane has already said that Brian Clough was a better manager than fergie


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 00:26:23
Dog and Beth on the hunt.  ??? ??? ??? ???
Telly doesn't get much better.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: ghanimah on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 00:43:52
Roy Keane v Patrick Viera on itv4 now. It looks quite good, Keane has already said that Brian Clough was a better manager than fergie

I don't understand though Keane's selection of Stam in his Man Utd XI when he slated him in his autobiography.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 00:53:46
I don't understand though Keane's selection of Stam in his Man Utd XI when he slated him in his autobiography.
I couldn't believe there was no giggs or scholes in the side either.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Thursday, December 12, 2013, 19:24:07
Archer is superb, glad to see others watching it.

Just finished season 4, it gets better and better the more you watch.

Favourite quote/scene has to be...."Are you shitting me? Bionic legs and you lifted with your back?".

And "phrasing".


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Thursday, December 12, 2013, 22:50:27
Just finished season 4, it gets better and better the more you watch.

Favourite quote/scene has to be...."Are you shitting me? Bionic legs and you lifted with your back?".

And "phrasing".

I'm determined to give it a go, but I watched the first and wasn't bitten. What'll keep me going though is how much a mate told me I'd love Family Guy and Scrubs and both took me ages to give them a proper go, yet after a few episodes I loved them.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Friday, December 13, 2013, 01:42:46
I'm determined to give it a go, but I watched the first and wasn't bitten. What'll keep me going though is how much a mate told me I'd love Family Guy and Scrubs and both took me ages to give them a proper go, yet after a few episodes I loved them.

Yeah, the first episode of Archer is far and a way from the best.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, December 13, 2013, 11:42:04
Into series 2 of Breaking Bad. Not sure what I was expecting but it's a bit of a let down so far.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, December 13, 2013, 11:49:54
Into series 2 of Breaking Bad. Not sure what I was expecting but it's a bit of a let down so far.
Series 2 is slow. I nearly gave up on it myself halfway through that series.

It gets much much better. Persevere with it and I'm sure you won't regret it


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, December 13, 2013, 11:51:35
I don't think i've ever started a series without finishing it. I will watch till the end but they way people have been bigging it up and I'm just like meh... is this it?

Plus his wife and her sister are fucking irritating and everyone says 'yo' far too much.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, December 13, 2013, 11:54:16
The hype is deserved and warranted.

I was skeptical as well but I genuinely think it's the best TV series ever made now that I've seen it as a whole.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bewster on Friday, December 13, 2013, 11:57:50
I'm half way through season 2 - some slow episodes, some really good. Mind you I like The Walking Dead and that has been amazingly slow at some points.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, December 13, 2013, 11:58:41
The hype is deserved and warranted.

I was skeptical as well but I genuinely think it's the best TV series ever made now that I've seen it as a whole.

It's not coming close to Sopranos for me. We'll see.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, December 13, 2013, 12:11:21
It's not coming close to Sopranos for me. We'll see.

I've watched both. The Sopranos was brilliant and consistently good. Breaking Bad was a little slow in places, but it's gets better and better. Seasons 4 and 5 don't have a single bad episode.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Friday, December 13, 2013, 12:48:54
Breaking Bad reall starts to kick in at Season 4.

I had a made who was skeptical and forced him to watch it, he's just done the season 4 finale and cannot stop raving about it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Friday, December 13, 2013, 12:52:00
You had a Maid, Sugg?....

Student Life can't be bad.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: janaage on Saturday, December 14, 2013, 23:06:08
Not sure if anyone's caught the new series of Him and Her, thought the last series was getting a bit tired, but 'Him & Her - The Wedding' series has been superb, the Speeches episode was one of the funniest half hours of tv I've seen for a while.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Sunday, December 15, 2013, 00:40:44
I love him & her. I thought that this season went a bit flat away from the flat but the speeches episode was brilliant


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Thursday, December 26, 2013, 23:50:41
Channel 4's 11 men against 11 any good?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Monday, December 30, 2013, 23:31:02
If you haven't seen this then it's worth a look.

The man with the ten stone testicles, showing now on more 4.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, December 30, 2013, 23:35:06
If you haven't seen this then it's worth a look.

The man with the ten stone testicles, showing now on more 4.
No 4D - Its not! :-(


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Monday, December 30, 2013, 23:49:47
The operation is amazing.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: slinky on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 02:28:41
Slowly getting into Dexter.  Finding it a bit slow after Breaking Bad but going to stick with it.  A friend recommended Oz so might give that a try.  Also season 4 of Hawaii Five 0.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bewster on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 10:32:09
Been watching The Sopranos on demand but it ends today - anyone got any good sites where I can continue watching it?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 11:41:45
Slowly getting into Dexter.  Finding it a bit slow after Breaking Bad but going to stick with it.  A friend recommended Oz so might give that a try.  Also season 4 of Hawaii Five 0.

I used to really like Dexter, but I think I threw in the towel at the end of series 6. Series' 4 & 5 were the best I think.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: janaage on Saturday, January 4, 2014, 22:27:23
Not sure if it's been mentioned before but 'Chris Eubank: Sporting Life Stories' is well worth an hour of anyone's time. Brilliant bloke, brilliant boxer, brilliant programme.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Saturday, January 4, 2014, 23:08:55
Loved that series, the James Cracknell one was excellent as well even though he came across as a bit of a cunt (partly due to his brain damage)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Sunday, January 5, 2014, 01:36:37
Loved that series, the James Cracknell one was excellent as well even though he came across as a bit of a cunt (partly due to his brain damage)

I was going to mention the Cracknell one. I watched his "Trilogy" on Discovery some time back and I was in awe of the man and the machine that he is. I even then bought it on DVD to watch again. The episode with the accident and recovery was pretty poignant, and the marathon episode was just unbelievable.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/James-Cracknell-Trilogy-DVD/dp/B0058O9XTM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1388882180&sr=8-2&keywords=james+cracknell+trilogy


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Sunday, January 5, 2014, 11:09:18
The Chris Eubank one was really good, i only watched that one & the Drogba one both of which were really interesting but the Eubank one really put him in a different light in my eyes.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, January 5, 2014, 14:06:29
If you've not seen these previously. 'Balls of steel' is available to download off your sky box at the moment. Laugh out loud funny.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: woolster on Monday, January 6, 2014, 23:12:25
Watched Benefits street, eye opener, now watching secrets of the living dolls :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Monday, January 6, 2014, 23:55:09
Watched Benefits street, eye opener, now watching secrets of the living dolls :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:

Benefits street looks good, just watched the first 10 minutes, not too far from West Brom


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 15:40:02
I enjoyed the 7.39
Worth a look on iplayer if you didn't see it


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 16:35:11
I enjoyed the 7.39
Worth a look on iplayer if you didn't see it

Nice bit of Sheridan Smith on display too.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 16:35:35
I enjoyed the 7.39
Worth a look on iplayer if you didn't see it
Yes. Sheridan Smith has matured into a very watchable actress!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 16:46:53
I enjoyed the 7.39
Worth a look on iplayer if you didn't see it

Agreed. It was a bit obvious but the story was told quite well with some decent acting and Sheridan Smith with not a lot on.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, January 16, 2014, 15:41:26
Caught House of Fools on iplayer last night. Usual strangeness from Vic and Bob, but very funny. If you like them episode 1 is there, episode 2 the end of this week I think.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Saturday, January 18, 2014, 18:51:56
Big Brother has been superb this series. I don't always watch it but am this time around. Bitching lying and egotistical D listers going all out at each other.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 18, 2014, 19:23:06
Caught House of Fools on iplayer last night. Usual strangeness from Vic and Bob, but very funny. If you like them episode 1 is there, episode 2 the end of this week I think.

Morning?
Why nobody has died have they?

Good to have them back.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Saturday, January 18, 2014, 23:13:42
House of Fools has got the feel of a 60's/70's sitcom and is a bit groany/cringy at times but Vic and Bob are still more than worth it. Those two take prop comedy to another level.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Summerof69 on Sunday, January 19, 2014, 17:55:23
New series of 24 to be shown in May. Filming due to start in the next few weeks in London.

Jack Is Back !!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Summerof69 on Sunday, January 19, 2014, 17:58:29
Big Brother has been superb this series. I don't always watch it but am this time around. Bitching lying and egotistical D listers going all out at each other.

I've caught some of it this season as well and it's been absolute bonkers. The ratings have been so good, the series has been extended, so it is now not finishing this Friday.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: joteddyred on Sunday, January 19, 2014, 18:25:41
I'm looking forward to the second series of The Following, which starts this week.  It will be interesting to see where it goes after all the twists in the final episode of series 1 and who actually died.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: janaage on Sunday, January 19, 2014, 23:37:11
Don't look down on Channel 4 made me feel ill watching it. Unbelievable what those lads get up to.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Monday, January 20, 2014, 00:41:02
Don't look down on Channel 4 made me feel ill watching it. Unbelievable what those lads get up to.

Just watched it. Fucking hell, that was very hard to watch, but it was great. The fear seemed to make my pecs ache/tingle for some reason.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, January 20, 2014, 08:27:04
The fear seemed to make my pecs ache/tingle for some reason.

Time of the month?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Monday, January 20, 2014, 10:56:24
Time of the month?

Either that or I've got a bun in the oven.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Monday, January 20, 2014, 11:17:06
Don't look down was off the fucking head. I got sweaty palms and knots in my stomach just watching. It.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Monday, January 20, 2014, 11:21:05
Was ithe the guys climbing that radio mast in the US? 


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Monday, January 20, 2014, 11:25:47
Either that or I've got a bun in the oven.

You be ready fer milkin'


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Pete on Monday, January 20, 2014, 14:00:54
Was ithe the guys climbing that radio mast in the US? 

No, it's about urban free climbing. Definitely worth a watch.

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/dont-look-down/episode-guide


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Monday, January 20, 2014, 14:10:34
http://www.mustang-wanted.com/

That's one of the guys. Watch last nights programme is it well worth seeing


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 23:56:16
Just finished watching the second episode of Breaking Amish. It's kind if mental and really watchable. It's almost like bringing people here from 100 years ago.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Thursday, February 6, 2014, 12:27:48
I am quite looking forward to Bonnie & Clyde starting tonight on Lifetime channel.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Thursday, February 6, 2014, 23:17:55
Don't look down was off the fucking head. I got sweaty palms and knots in my stomach just watching. It.

Just watched it. Got the same thing. Mental cases.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Thursday, February 6, 2014, 23:36:41
Just watching footballs fight clubs pt2 on the Web, I watched the heysel disaster live as a 15 year old, and one thing I just saw that I remember from that time was the belgian coppers look of despair when he throws his arms up. Horrible to watch.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, February 7, 2014, 10:36:30
I watched a dispatched programme called 'Hunted' about these vigilante groups who hunt gays and torture them. Pretty sad state of affairs over in Russia really.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 22:55:41
I really enjoy Death in Paradise. It's so obviously a typical bumfluff procedural drama, but the music and the characters and the scenery are just great and make me want to move to the Carribbean and live there.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: wiggy on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 22:57:21
I really enjoy Death in Paradise. It's so obviously a typical bumfluff procedural drama, but the music and the characters and the scenery are just great and make me want to move to the Carribbean and live there.

And the leading lady is really, really cute!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: wiggy on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 22:58:02
Troy about to start on E4.

The trailers have raised expectations for this.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 22:59:13
And the leading lady is really, really cute!

They've had a decent parade of totty throughout the series, brilliant.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 23:18:28
Troy about to start on E4.

The trailers have raised expectations for this.

Is it about his return to the squad?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Friday, February 14, 2014, 01:00:59
Don't look down was off the fucking head. I got sweaty palms and knots in my stomach just watching. It.


Youtube "Shanghai Tower (650 meters)" :puke:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Friday, February 14, 2014, 01:41:34
They've had a decent parade of totty throughout the series, brilliant.

Going back a while HT when trying to guess the origins of your username, this is the clip that comes to mind  :)
Listen for it at 29 secs in.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNd-9k5Px0w&feature=player_detailpage&list=PL34E92BDE8C5B7C13


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Saturday, February 22, 2014, 03:02:43
Just started season two of House Of Cards.
Just finished episode one,

God it's good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Rod_Bourne on Saturday, February 22, 2014, 03:07:17
Shooting stars on Gold..... its like samdy misses.

Dated.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, February 22, 2014, 08:57:49
Wahey!

Cunt.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: woolster on Sunday, March 2, 2014, 15:50:42
don't no if anyones come across it but I have found a streaming site called Kiwisportz, its superb all skysports channels, and no messing around finding links :bye:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: joteddyred on Sunday, March 2, 2014, 16:34:27
Anyone watching Line of Duty on BBC2?  The first series was full of twists and turns and the second is more than matching it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: leefer on Sunday, March 2, 2014, 16:39:12
Don't subscribe to the Movie channel on Sky...its available for a month free at present and i am watching/recording some decent films,at a extra £8 a month it is tempting....but you tend to watch it and enjoy it more when it is free.



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Sunday, March 2, 2014, 19:54:50
Just started season two of House Of Cards.
Just finished episode one,

God it's good.

Season one was excellent, was looking forward to season two. But couldn't get in to it, think it was the way they just jumped straight in and I couldn't really remember everything that had gone on. Or something like that.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Sunday, March 2, 2014, 20:03:02
Season one was excellent, was looking forward to season two. But couldn't get in to it, think it was the way they just jumped straight in and I couldn't really remember everything that had gone on. Or something like that.

We are 4 into series 2. Brilliant show.


Title: Re:
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, March 2, 2014, 20:04:48
Enjoying series 2 of Lilyhammer at the moment


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Monday, March 3, 2014, 11:43:36
Quite liking the look of True Detective. Feels really dark, a bit like some of the Nordic Noir which the BBC's pumped out.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Monday, March 3, 2014, 14:05:06
I am sat watching it now, i am loving it. Matthew McConnahy is brilliant in it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, March 20, 2014, 18:06:14
A new series of Game of boobs Thrones starts in a couple of weeks. Can't wait.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Thursday, March 20, 2014, 18:19:15
Been disappointed with Jonathan Creek and its change of direction. Not up to its usual high standards.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Thursday, March 20, 2014, 19:16:05
This weeks Walking dead was a bit good


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Thursday, March 20, 2014, 19:22:47
This weeks Walking dead was a bit good

It was.  I didn't see that plot line coming!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Langers on Thursday, March 20, 2014, 20:13:55
A new series of Game of boobs Thrones starts in a couple of weeks. Can't wait.

Absolutely. I'm re-watching the first 3 series in anticipation  :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Summerof69 on Thursday, April 3, 2014, 20:35:02
Just noticed that Sky are showing GoT the same time as the US, but you'll have to stay up to 2am Monday morning to watch it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, April 4, 2014, 09:09:22
I watched the latest Louis Theroux documentary last night. Incredibly moving, I love LT's programmes in general, and whilst this was more serious than other ones he has done, didn't make it any less watchable.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Friday, April 4, 2014, 10:58:13
I watched the latest Louis Theroux documentary last night. Incredibly moving, I love LT's programmes in general, and whilst this was more serious than other ones he has done, didn't make it any less watchable.

Both his LA Stories ones have been fantastic. The second one more so. The ending of that was just, wow.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, April 4, 2014, 11:05:10
Both his LA Stories ones have been fantastic. The second one more so. The ending of that was just, wow.

It was unbelievable and does go to show that doctors don't always get it right.

It was the polar opposite of the scenes where the guy with Leukemia got married and the entertainer was told there was nothing else that could be done. I thought it was done very well. 


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Friday, April 4, 2014, 14:03:52
Started the first, but as a dog lover I decided I didn't want the pain of seeing distressed dogs, and deleted it. The second was superb. Louis makes great TV.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, April 4, 2014, 14:07:57
He's doing one on Scientology soon, that should be a good watch.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Friday, April 4, 2014, 14:10:27
Found the dog one pretty boring TBH.

The next one about kiddy fiddlers can't fail to be good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Friday, April 4, 2014, 14:11:51
I love anything that ridicules about Scientology, so that'd be great. Louis' tone is made for shit like that.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Friday, April 4, 2014, 14:21:23
I love anything that ridicules about Scientology, so that'd be great. Louis' tone is made for shit like that.

It's just that 'I can't believe Louis just asked them that, how awkward is this moment' feeling you get that makes me love Louis Theroux.

I still remember the BBC Scientology docs where Scientologists actively tried their hardest to drive the filmmaker insane and it ended up with him shouting at them. Horrific.

And they have fucking adverts on the tube now. Disgusting.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Friday, April 4, 2014, 14:28:42
It's just that 'I can't believe Louis just asked them that, how awkward is this moment' feeling you get that makes me love Louis Theroux.

And the fact that he comes across as really unassuming and a bit naive. They seem to always walk into his traps with open eyes.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: london_red on Friday, April 4, 2014, 14:32:43
Haven't seen these recent ones but he did an excellent show on Westboro Baptists a few years back that was very much like that


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 21:07:07
The latest series of Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle is just perfection. Brilliant, cathartic, intelligent, misanthropic, rambling, angry, depressive perfection.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 21:28:00
I watched the first episode and found him a bit boring.

Seems popular enough though, maybe I'll take another look.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 22:14:01
I watched the first episode and found him a bit boring.

Seems popular enough though, maybe I'll take another look.

The England episode is great, but the 6th one is by far and a way one of the best things I've seen this year. So utterly different to any other standup comic you see on Telly.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 23:48:58
Just watched the Tommy Cooper program that was on ITV last night, it was really good. It took me about 40 minutes to work out that it was Frank Gallagher ( David Threlfall ) from Shameless playing Tommy Cooper. I knew the name but couldn't place where i knew it from.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 08:20:46
Anyone given that 'Toast Of London' a go?

I didn't catch it first time round, but a colleague recommended it to me...watched it on 4OD...fucking hilarious!

Then again, Matt Berry is fucking hilarious anyway..


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: fuzzy on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 08:31:49
Philip Glenister- 'For The Love Of Cars'.

Rescue and rebuild a Ford Escort Mexico.

Oh yes- the boy racer in me was drooling over that :nod:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 20:44:00
Thought Fargo was brilliant last week. Looking forward to tonights installment


Title: Re:
Post by: Batch on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 20:45:10
Likewise arriba


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 20:46:29
I can't decide whether to watch it or not given that I loved the film so much.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 20:50:50
I can't decide whether to watch it or not given that I loved the film so much.

"Oh, You Betcha, Yah!"


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 22:02:12
I thought Martin Freeman was excellent, I haven't seen the film but loved the first episode last week.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 22:14:01
I can't decide whether to watch it or not given that I loved the film so much.

I feared it could only be a letdown in comparison to the film. It wasnt, it is excellent


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: woolster on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 16:15:07
watched the 1st episode of prey last night with john simm, really good


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 16:16:37
Yeah, I thought so. Trouble is I missed the first half hour  :(


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: A Gent Orange on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 16:30:53
I thought Martin Freeman was excellent, I haven't seen the film but loved the first episode last week.

Watch the film. The TV show was good, although Freeman's William H Macy tribute showed how great the original performance is. You'll get more of the back references too, even if they can be heavy handed.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 16:34:15
Anyone else watch Derek on Channel 4? Seems to be mixed opinions but I love it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: LucienSanchez on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 16:41:59
I quite liked S1, but episode 1 of S2 left me wishing I'd never bothered. I thought it was fucking rubbish!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ells on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 17:09:32
I quite liked S1, but episode 1 of S2 left me wishing I'd never bothered. I thought it was fucking rubbish!

Agree sort of, S2 seems to have taken an already thin idea too far.

Gervais now more than ever is constantly breaking character, and there's no bloody plot. Half the cast seem to serve no purpose. It's basically an hour of someone saying "be a nice person/don't be cruel to animals". Passed me by a bit I'm afraid. I wasn't in the middle of punching a kitten when I tuned in  ???


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Friday, May 2, 2014, 12:24:36
Looking at the box sets on sky. Thinking of starting either, game of thrones or prison break. Any good?
Also breaking bad seems to be talked about alot. Anyone Into it?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, May 2, 2014, 12:43:31
Looking at the box sets on sky. Thinking of starting either, game of thrones or prison break. Any good?
Also breaking bad seems to be talked about alot. Anyone Into it?

I'm on episode 5 of Series 4 of BB. For me its good, but not orgasmically amazing.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Processed Beats on Friday, May 2, 2014, 13:16:46
Looking at the box sets on sky. Thinking of starting either, game of thrones or prison break. Any good?
Also breaking bad seems to be talked about alot. Anyone Into it?

The first two seasons of Prison Break are good. After that, it's pretty forgettable. Breaking Bad was the opposite for me; dull first couple of the seasons (to the point where I nearly gave up on it) but superior fayre in those final three. GoT is my favourite TV show at the moment. All three are worth a watch.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: herthab on Friday, May 2, 2014, 13:18:53
Game of Thrones is very good. Another very good series is The Vikings.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: @mwooly63 on Friday, May 2, 2014, 14:12:01
Game of Thrones is very good. Another very good series is The Vikings.

+1 for both


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Friday, May 2, 2014, 14:14:22
I'll give game of thrones a go today then. Thank you all.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Friday, May 2, 2014, 14:14:42
Game of Thrones is very good. Another very good series is The Vikings.

Boobs.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: fuzzy on Friday, May 2, 2014, 14:33:47
If you haven't seen it yet and the series is on the system, I thoroughly recommend The Shield.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Friday, May 2, 2014, 14:46:58
I have just started watching Mad Men, never seen it before so i thought i would give it from the box sets on sky


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Friday, May 2, 2014, 14:54:36
I'm on episode 5 of Series 4 of BB. For me its good, but not orgasmically amazing.

Just wait.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: kerry red on Friday, May 2, 2014, 15:01:09
For box sets you can't go wrong with The Wire.

Fantastic American cop series although the black Baltimore twang takes some getting used to


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, May 2, 2014, 15:06:28
Watching 'The Unit' on Netflix. Its pretty shit and cringey pro-American bollocks but quite watchable if you like that sort of thing.

No boobs in it though.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Friday, May 2, 2014, 16:00:05
Watching 'The Unit' on Netflix. Its pretty shit and cringey pro-American bollocks but quite watchable if you like that sort of thing.

No boobs in it though.

Strike Back is a similar British (with a token yank in) type program. Slightly odd though as the entire cast got replaced after the first series.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: fuzzy on Friday, May 2, 2014, 16:08:40
Strike Back is a similar British (with a token yank in) type program. Slightly odd though as the entire cast got replaced after the first series.

Didn't we have our own series (which the Septics copied) starring Ross Kemp?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, May 2, 2014, 16:52:48
Strike Back is a similar British (with a token yank in) type program. Slightly odd though as the entire cast got replaced after the first series.

I think I watched Strike Back: Project Dawn when I had sky over in Luxembourg. I quite liked that from memory (and there was boobs wasn't there?)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Friday, May 2, 2014, 19:52:24
Srike back is unrealistic, stupid plot and has A-Team type action sequences - it is brilliant 'brain out' TV, love it. And yes there was boobage.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 07:02:56
On the subject of Derek....

I was really looking forward to this series, given that last series was decent.
The first episode of S2 made me think that it was a slow starter...it was shit after all...

The second episode has left me feeling the same....I hope this gets better!!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 08:06:13
I think I watched Strike Back: Project Dawn when I had sky over in Luxembourg. I quite liked that from memory (and there was boobs wasn't there?)
yes there was boobs & plenty of them, iirc there was at least 1 pair every episode.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: woolster on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 21:34:22
had to sit and watch amazing greys, what a load of shit, may as well just give the younger contestant the money and not bother screening it


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 21:37:22
The first two seasons of Prison Break are good. After that, it's pretty forgettable. Breaking Bad was the opposite for me; dull first couple of the seasons (to the point where I nearly gave up on it) but superior fayre in those final three. GoT is my favourite TV show at the moment. All three are worth a watch.

Loved prison break, season 1 and 2 were excelent. Season 3 was good but season 4 was quite bad.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 21:39:05
mine and the wifes weekly TV consists of
Elementary
NCIS
Criminal Minds
Bones
Fargo
Big Bang Theory
Greys Anatomy (her)
Vampire Diaries (her)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 21:50:14
Prey was good. Am 3 into game of thrones and quite like it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Quagmire on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 22:29:15
Derek has been ace tonight.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Thursday, May 8, 2014, 08:16:41
Derek has been ace tonight.
It was the best one of series 2, if not both series. There was so many funny little sub plots in it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Thursday, May 8, 2014, 10:00:04
I like Derek and think it's getting better. I think the other characters are better than Derek and make it what it is.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, May 8, 2014, 10:42:34
I can't bring myself to watch it. I get the impression that it's all about getting laughs about somebody who is, shall we say, 'intellectually challenged'. Am I right?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Thursday, May 8, 2014, 10:49:41
I can't bring myself to watch it. I get the impression that it's all about getting laughs about somebody who is, shall we say, 'intellectually challenged'. Am I right?

I don't like Ricky Gervais, but calling him intellectually challenged is a bit harsh.  :sherlock:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Thursday, May 8, 2014, 11:12:15
I can't bring myself to watch it. I get the impression that it's all about getting laughs about somebody who is, shall we say, 'intellectually challenged'. Am I right?
no.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, May 8, 2014, 11:14:40
Explain the premise to me then.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Thursday, May 8, 2014, 11:17:29
Derek is meant to endear himself to you. Not be laughed at for being simple.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Thursday, May 8, 2014, 11:43:53
The problem I have with Gervais is I can't see past the fact it's like watching David Brent attempting to act.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Thursday, May 8, 2014, 11:59:35
The problem I have with Gervais is I can't see past the fact it's like watching David Brent attempting to act.
The problem I have with Gervais is I can't see past the fact I want to punch his face


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: @mwooly63 on Thursday, May 8, 2014, 12:26:21
The problem I have with Gervais is I can't see past the fact I want to punch his face

+1


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Thursday, May 8, 2014, 12:56:07
The problem I have with Gervais is I can't see past the fact I want to punch his face

+2


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Summerof69 on Thursday, May 8, 2014, 13:34:46
24 and Jack Bauer was in superb form last night.

Good to see him back.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Sunday, May 11, 2014, 15:31:22
Just finished series 4 of breaking bad. For me far and away the best of the 4. Looking forward to series 5.

Our. Guilty pleasure at the moment is 'person of interest' which is total nonsense but for some reason quite addictive!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 21:39:01
Has anybody been watching Cosmos?

I don't usually like yank documentaries as they tend to treat the viewers as though they are blithering fucking idiots (I can't think why that would be)

They've got it right with Cosmos though. They've made it enjoyable for the layman without being patronising.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 23:14:18
What's it about? 


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 23:17:45
Science. I assumed it would have been broadcast over there.

It's on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxWkgzkNI24


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Thursday, May 15, 2014, 07:37:32
What's it about? 
It's a documentary about the all you can eat Chinese buffet, that has recently changed it's  name, flashearts grammer isn't the best it's actually called cosmo's


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: donkey on Saturday, May 17, 2014, 17:40:11
Has anybody been watching Cosmos?

I don't usually like yank documentaries as they tend to treat the viewers as though they are blithering fucking idiots (I can't think why that would be)

They've got it right with Cosmos though. They've made it enjoyable for the layman without being patronising.

Tis very good. The presenter is also excellent..


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Monday, May 19, 2014, 12:53:32
Has anybody been watching Cosmos?

I don't usually like yank documentaries as they tend to treat the viewers as though they are blithering fucking idiots (I can't think why that would be)

They've got it right with Cosmos though. They've made it enjoyable for the layman without being patronising.

Yes, it's ace. You know it's a remake/homage to Carl Sagan's Cosmos right?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, May 19, 2014, 12:56:04
Yes, it's ace. You know it's a remake/homage to Carl Sagan's Cosmos right?

I did, yes.

Although I've never actually seen the original. I suppose I really should sometime.

And Donkey, Neil deGrasse Tyson is indeed excellent.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 22:03:00
Man v Weird about to start on four seven. Might be worth a gander


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 22:09:29
There's a guy pulling a car with his eye sockets  :eek:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: janaage on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 23:20:24
Vikings is starting to warm up nicely. Another couple of episodes and it'll really get going.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 23:42:58
Has anybody caught happy valley on BBC 1. It's just getting good.


Title: Re:
Post by: Ardiles on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 23:49:48
At the end of this evening's episode I started ranting that it was a rubbish way to end a series...until the wife pointed out that it wasn't the last one.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: kerry red on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 04:46:22
2 more to go.

Also, Fargo is fucking brilliant - hit man stuff but with dollops of laughs


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 07:30:40
Tuesday are becoming a good night on tv, tonight it was happy valley, then it was penny dreadful which was really good, then onto Vikings the reason sky plus was invented.
Fargo is brilliant the more i watch it the more i love it the casting of Martin Freeman is great as is Billy Bob Thornton


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 14:49:10
Happy valley is excellent.
Mr drews school for boys is the perfect advert for sterilization. Little cunts.
Up to date with game of thrones and am well glad I started it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 19:43:08
Game of Thrones is very good. Another very good series is The Vikings.
Started watching Vikings based on this and tis indeed excellent - thanks hertha.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: woolster on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 20:24:59
new drama started last Thursday, from here to there with Philip Glenister, very good so far


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: kerry red on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 20:56:44
First episode of Mr Sloane holds some promise.

Although I have thoroughly enjoyed Happy Valley, I think it has gone on a bit too long.

Could have finished last week TBH


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 21:06:03
Have really like the program about porridge on gold, can't believe that is was released the same year that i was born.


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Post by: Batch on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 21:42:13
I swore I wouldn't, but I've been sucked in to game of thrones.

Glad I did really. It's a rather good substitute for Sparticus. Only up to S2E3. Avoiding spoilers is the hard bit


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Post by: Bewster on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 23:17:57
I swore I wouldn't, but I've been sucked in to game of thrones.

Glad I did really. It's a rather good substitute for Sparticus. Only up to S2E3. Avoiding spoilers is the hard bit

I didn't think it would be my thing and I don't watch that much telly. However I've seem to have managed to watch from the start right up to date in a month. Of course convalescing helped but still an achievement for me.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 23:53:43
The program that divides the tef, Derek was equally funny & sad tonight.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 10:40:37
Happy Valley was brilliant. That's 2 good British Cop dramas this year so far.

I'm in Breaking Bad series 5 now, I have a feeling they should have just ended it in Series 4 after 5 episodes I have seen but I am sure this is completely wrong. The magnet thing was just absolute nonsense.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: kerry red on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 11:15:23
There's some good stuff on at the moment.

Fargo is just fantastic - unbelievably based on a true story.

Mr Sloane may turn out to be decent.

The one programme that should be straight up my street is The Following - but there's only so much mindless throat-slitting you can stomach and I've had enough of it.

Penny Dreadful is just that - dreadful.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 11:36:18
There's some good stuff on at the moment.

Fargo is just fantastic - unbelievably based on a true story.

Mr Sloane may turn out to be decent.

The one programme that should be straight up my street is The Following - but there's only so much mindless throat-slitting you can stomach and I've had enough of it.

Penny Dreadful is just that - dreadful.

Fargo isn't based on a true story.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: A Gent Orange on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 11:51:27
It isn't but many believe it is... http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2003/jun/06/artsfeatures1


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: kerry red on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 12:20:15
 According to Richard Deakins the director of photography the events were inspired by multiple incidents which took place in Minnesota and around.

Might just be for PR purposes I suppose


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 12:42:35
Here's another take on it:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/10792814/The-truth-behind-Fargos-true-story.html


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, June 5, 2014, 12:05:43
Did anyone see the panorama about Brazil and the child prostitution happening in the country?

Was very shocking and you can see why there were protests in the country around the building of all the stadia in the country when there is severe poverty happening in the Favelas just next door.



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Thursday, June 5, 2014, 20:42:34
Mr Sloane is alright.
Been enjoying 'from here to there' which finishes tonight.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: donkey on Thursday, June 5, 2014, 22:31:09
World Cup Brush Up with Danny Baker on BBC4 at 11. I like Baker's stuff, and some of these world cup shoes have been painful, hopefully this will buck the trend.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, June 6, 2014, 09:28:01
World Cup Brush Up with Danny Baker on BBC4 at 11. I like Baker's stuff, and some of these world cup shoes have been painful, hopefully this will buck the trend.

Maybe you are buying the wrong size?

I watched one that was presented by someone called Lee Nelson, pretending to be a footballer. it was painful watching.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: donkey on Friday, June 6, 2014, 20:21:32
Maybe you are buying the wrong size?

 :)

Sometimes I think my fingers may be to big for my phone.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Saxondale on Friday, June 6, 2014, 20:27:12
World Cup Brush Up with Danny Baker on BBC4 at 11. I like Baker's stuff, and some of these world cup shoes have been painful, hopefully this will buck the trend.

I wanted to kill Murrs and Ferdinand.  Reminiscing with some twatty yoof tv presenters who were born in 1984 about Gordon Banks save from Pele.  Cunts.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Friday, June 6, 2014, 20:31:01
World Cup Brush Up with Danny Baker on BBC4 at 11. I like Baker's stuff, and some of these world cup shoes have been painful, hopefully this will buck the trend.

I thought Brush Up was brilliant but regardless it's the complete opposite of the usual youthful talking heads shite.

Brush Up reminded me the the great Own Goals & Gaffs series Baker did in the early/mid 90's.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Friday, June 6, 2014, 20:34:28
Clips I'd never seen before,  Trevor Francis getting bashed on the bonce by an automatic coach door.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Friday, June 6, 2014, 20:38:04
Yep, plenty of stuff I hadn't seen too.

Blue Peter's description of Pickles' death was brutal considering what their audience was...!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: donkey on Friday, June 6, 2014, 22:25:58
I thought Brush Up was brilliant but regardless it's the complete opposite of the usual youthful talking heads shite.

Brush Up reminded me the the great Own Goals & Gaffs series Baker did in the early/mid 90's.

It's recorded to watch later, but that is a ringing endorsement.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: janaage on Sunday, June 8, 2014, 07:19:40
I wanted to kill Murrs and Ferdinand.  Reminiscing with some twatty yoof tv presenters who were born in 1984 about Gordon Banks save from Pele.  Cunts.

The worst 'looking back moment' comes from the unlikely source of Neil Warnock aka Colin Wanker. Apparently his favourite World Cup match ever was Italy v W Germany in 1970. According to Colin he remembers watching the game thinking 'here we go again Germany are going to win on penalties, again, just like they always do'. Even though it was 12 years before Germany actually won a World Cup penalty shoot out.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Monday, June 9, 2014, 22:02:08
World cup rewind on bbc red button at 10.30. Showing the whole match of Scotland v Holland in 1978 world cup.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 21:18:37
I've just started watching Vikings, I'm 4 episodes in.

I love the main character. He's slick, but you get the impression that he's about to go fucking nuts and kill every cunt around him at any moment. His misses is well fit as well.

And I love the boat owner guy with the eye make up. He's like a psychotic Jack Sparrow.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: @mwooly63 on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 21:35:56
I've just started watching Vikings, I'm 4 episodes in.

I love the main character. He's slick, but you get the impression that he's about to go fucking nuts and kill every cunt around him at any moment. His misses is well fit as well.

And I love the boat owner guy with the eye make up. He's like a psychotic Jack Sparrow.

Love that show
Long wait now till 3rd season tho  :cry:


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Post by: Batch on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 21:38:42
Finally up to date with GOT. Found last night's episode a bit disappointing but it's been otherwise brilliant.


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Post by: @mwooly63 on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 21:44:59
Finally up to date with GOT. Found last night's episode a bit disappointing but it's been otherwise brilliant.

Should be a big season ender next week


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 21:52:05
Yup, hopefully.

 I thought the problem with last night's was that it suffered a bit from keeping with the one area of action. Good Sam episode, but ultimately not the story I wanted resolving and didn't much progress the plot (on the face of it).

Erm, don't want to spoil it for anyone ..



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 22:04:46
Got four episodes of GoT to catch up on tomorrow.

I've managed to avoid most spoilers so am excited.

Though I started reading the books whilst on holiday, not sure how my brain is going to cope with reading book/ season two and then watching season 4 tomorrow!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 22:06:14
please be mindful of spoilers chaps, some of us are a couple of weeks behind


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 07:05:21
GoT has been getting juicier and juicier. I couldn't remember exactly what happened in the books for the past couple of episodes and it made it so much more fun to catch up on them.

Saw the new series of Legend of Korra has been leaked in Spanish as well, spoilers everywhere, but I shall be awaiting it properly.



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 09:35:30
The season has been the best of GOT by far IMO.  Although I agree with what you say about last nights episode with regards to story Batch, it was a stand out episode with regards to action and production etc.  At times it reminded me of watching some of the big scenes in the LOTR movies, especially with the addition of a few new faces.

I thought the 360 degree continuous scene in the courtyard was brilliantly filmed. 


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Simon Pieman on Thursday, June 26, 2014, 03:45:08
No idea if anyone else has mentioned it but I've started watching 'The Returned' and it's been brilliant so far. A bit of a Twin Peaks vibe about it. Available on Netflix.

Warning to you thickos who cannot read: it's French with English subtitles.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: @mwooly63 on Thursday, June 26, 2014, 05:29:02

Warning to you thickos who cannot read: it's French with English subtitles.

Surely they wouldnt be able to read that ?



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Post by: Batch on Thursday, June 26, 2014, 07:07:58
Quite enjoyed The Returned. I felt it did tail off slightly towards the end of the series but still pretty darn good. Hopefully the second series isn't too far off.

 Channel 4 ran their adverts in French with English subtitles when they showed it. Those guys..


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Thursday, June 26, 2014, 07:12:21
I'd rather have bad dubbing than subtitles


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Thursday, June 26, 2014, 07:56:45
I loved Fargo which ended this week on 4, also the excellent Utopia starts again in a few weeks time, on he American front i have just downloaded the first series of Ray Donovan to watch, is it worth watching or should i cut my losses & watch something else on sky box sets.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Talk Talk on Thursday, June 26, 2014, 08:15:01
A bit of a Twin Peaks vibe about it.

Is Twin Peaks actually any good? I bought the box set ages ago on a whim but haven't bothered watching it yet.


Title: Re: Re: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: herthab on Thursday, June 26, 2014, 08:25:43
Is Twin Peaks actually any good? I bought the box set ages ago on a whim but haven't bothered watching it yet.
It's one of those shows that you're supposed to think is dead clever and engrossing.  I thought it was utter shite. Pretentious and up itself.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, June 26, 2014, 09:26:57
I loved Fargo which ended this week on 4, also the excellent Utopia starts again in a few weeks time, on he American front i have just downloaded the first series of Ray Donovan to watch, is it worth watching or should i cut my losses & watch something else on sky box sets.

I have to catch up on Fargo, only made it to episode 4 before I got too far behind and episode 5 is not on 4OD anymore :( Excellent news about Utopia, really enjoyed the first series.

Couple of decent looking BBC dramas coming up, one was called Common, can't remember the other one.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: kerry red on Thursday, June 26, 2014, 10:40:00
I loved Fargo which ended this week on 4, also the excellent Utopia starts again in a few weeks time, on he American front i have just downloaded the first series of Ray Donovan to watch, is it worth watching or should i cut my losses & watch something else on sky box sets.

Ray Donovan - cant make up my mind about this one, watched the first series and was OK.

He's a sort of mildly loveable gangster, with a very creepy John Voigt as his dad. Lots of shagging and violence but I found the overall storyline kind of predictable.

Much the same as Banshee - which has much more of both shagging and violence.

Take it or leave it, really


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Thursday, June 26, 2014, 10:41:10
Just finished Season 4 of GOT, definitely the best so far. And it only gets more exciting from this point on folks...


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Thursday, June 26, 2014, 10:43:28
I loved Fargo which ended this week on 4, also the excellent Utopia starts again in a few weeks time, on he American front i have just downloaded the first series of Ray Donovan to watch, is it worth watching or should i cut my losses & watch something else on sky box sets.

Definately worth a watch...  Not on a par with Fargo, but one of the better recent new series that have come out on Sky Atlantic.  The characters are really good, and I think it's only 10 episodes ish? so not like the usual 22/23 episode seasons that you get.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, June 26, 2014, 10:46:10
It's one of those shows that you're supposed to think is dead clever and engrossing.  I thought it was utter shite. Pretentious and up itself.
I agree with Herthab on this one, I just didn't "get it".


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Thursday, June 26, 2014, 11:18:44
Definately worth a watch...  Not on a par with Fargo, but one of the better recent new series that have come out on Sky Atlantic.  The characters are really good, and I think it's only 10 episodes ish? so not like the usual 22/23 episode seasons that you get.
Cool i have just watched the first episode & am downloading a few more episodes, i also like Unforgettable at the moment on sky living.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Thursday, June 26, 2014, 19:32:49
Is Twin Peaks actually any good? I bought the box set ages ago on a whim but haven't bothered watching it yet.

I still enjoy it. I think though it was better 'at the time', as back then it was original in style and format. Now it isn't.

It took a nose dive though as soon as the murder was solved.


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Post by: sonicyouth on Thursday, June 26, 2014, 19:42:26
Twin Peaks was brilliant. Ruined by the network demanding a resolution to who killed Laura Palmer.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: BruceChatwin on Thursday, June 26, 2014, 20:12:59
Watch the first series, at least. The pleasure in watching Twin Peaks is entering the universe, the murder is just a Macguffin to keep things moving along. You can always look up who killed Laura Palmer online, and skip season two. 8 episodes is about the right amount. It might be a bit dated in some respects, but there's never been anything like it, before or since.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Saturday, June 28, 2014, 00:38:48
Just got into Intelligence & it has been cancelled in the states after the first series.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Saturday, July 5, 2014, 20:57:54
Just started watching Red vs Blue on Netflix.

Not for everyone but I'm loving it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, July 6, 2014, 23:05:41
Common. Watch it if you didn't catch it tonight. Compelling stuff.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, July 7, 2014, 10:34:43
Common. Watch it if you didn't catch it tonight. Compelling stuff.

Meant to watch that and forgot it was on. It looked good from the clips.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 09:33:36
I have just caught upto date on Banshee, great program plenty of naked ladies & shagging, what more do you need in a series. Now onto Graceland watched the first 2 episodes & enjoyed them but it looks like it could go one way and ve a great series or go the other and be awful.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 09:46:48
Common. Watch it if you didn't catch it tonight. Compelling stuff.

Watched it last night, very good too. That joint enterprise rule is quite interesting, but very out-dated it seems to me.

Another program I enjoyed was 'an honourable woman' which is on BBC on Thursday nights. 

That


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: kerry red on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 10:17:58
Just started watching The Good Wife.

The pilot was good, hope the series is more of the same


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 10:32:49
Is it set in Surbiton?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: kerry red on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 10:33:55
Nah. Yankee


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 10:36:41
Just started watching The Good Wife.

The pilot was good, hope the series is more of the same

Good wife is good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 13:12:48
Good wife is one of my favourite shows outside of the obvious...


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: adje on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 19:00:04
McGovern(Jimmy not Jon Paul) delivers yet again.Has he ever written anything crap?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 20:00:15
McGovern(Jimmy not Jon Paul) delivers yet again.Has he ever written anything crap?

That made me think for a minute so I checked his filmography. I've watched most of what he has ever written and your right it's all been very good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 20:08:33
I used to enjoy cracker


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Thursday, July 10, 2014, 08:14:48
GOT secial effects vid on here:

http://vimeo.com/100095868


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Thursday, July 10, 2014, 08:35:02
I'm just starting to watch GOT. Gonna be ages before I get uptodate!

Is on demand or catch up or whatever its called free on Sky?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Thursday, July 10, 2014, 19:07:58
Is on demand or catch up or whatever its called free on Sky?

Yes ... BUT...box sets (full series) are only available on certain packages, and some are only for a limited time only -  I think GOT season 1-3 expired a few weeks ago.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Leggett on Friday, July 18, 2014, 09:25:55
I don't know if any of you lot watch (or would admit to watching) how I met your mother, but I was so disappointed in the final episode. It was always gonna be an odd one, but the final reveal was a little shitty, especially after finding out that they filmed the kids parts in season 2, so they knew how it was gonna end back then. (Although I'd prefer that to the Lost-style made up on the fly ending!)



Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Friday, July 18, 2014, 17:25:01
I don't know if any of you lot watch (or would admit to watching) how I met your mother, but I was so disappointed in the final episode. It was always gonna be an odd one, but the final reveal was a little shitty, especially after finding out that they filmed the kids parts in season 2, so they knew how it was gonna end back then. (Although I'd prefer that to the Lost-style made up on the fly ending!)



I watched it when the finale was shown in America and thought very similar things,

Watched it again last night on E4 and was surprisingly happy with the ending this time around. I think it's an ending that needs time to sink in!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Friday, July 18, 2014, 21:12:05
I've just this week started watching Breaking Bad...currently halfway through Season 2...why have I never watched this before...it's just epic.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: suttonred on Friday, July 18, 2014, 21:16:27
Tried twice with Breaking bad, don't like it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Friday, July 18, 2014, 21:47:22
That's a shame, it's a slow burner (for a couple of episodes) then it's just awesome.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Saturday, July 19, 2014, 10:51:56
Im kinda watching Breaking bad, The missus isnt a fan so i watch an episode when i can. I like it.

We have just finished watching season 3 of Scandal, Thats well worth a watch.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Saturday, July 19, 2014, 12:42:55
I am re-watching Breaking Bad with the Mrs, she is now hooked after being bored for the first few episodes.  Anyone who doesn't give it at least the first season is missing out.  Season 4 & 5 are epic.  I am coming to the end of season 3 again now and am looking forward to watching the last 2 seasons again.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Sunday, July 20, 2014, 18:56:50
Only a couple of minutes now until Monty Python live is on gold.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 21:43:12
Having quickly given up on the Commonwealth Games thing, have stumbled onto very interesting prog about the World's eco systems on BBC4.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 22:20:02
Having quickly given up on the Commonwealth Games thing, have stumbled onto very interesting prog about the World's eco systems on BBC4.

Fantastic imagery but I'm feeling quite depressed now about the extent to which we are fucking up our planet.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Thursday, July 24, 2014, 00:09:22
Are you talking to yourself,  SP?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: A Gent Orange on Thursday, July 24, 2014, 07:01:00
Fantastic imagery but I'm feeling quite depressed now about the extent to which we are fucking up our planet.

I watched part of that too. It was so beautiful that I was completely drawn in. Then the commentary started and I was trying to give myself a fatal paper cut with a rolled up Guardian.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Thursday, July 24, 2014, 07:33:23
Are you talking to yourself,  SP?

Yes, apparently so.  But then again, sometimes it's the only way to get a sensible answer.  :D


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 11:29:00
The complete series of Scrubs being available on Sky On Demand.
Been a joy watching it all through again, one of my all time favourite shows.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: pumbaa on Monday, August 11, 2014, 20:58:45
So, tell me about series I should be watching

I know about, but have yet to watch Breaking Bad, House of Cards etc. Worth it?

I've watched most of the highly rated stuff on Sky/terrestrial - GoT, Boardwalk Empire, Homeland etc.

What gems am I missing?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, August 11, 2014, 21:02:14
The Wire?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: kerry red on Monday, August 11, 2014, 21:04:24
The Wire?

Wire is brilliant - once your ears tune in to the accent/slang

If you can get hold of The Good Wife that's worth watching


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bewster on Monday, August 11, 2014, 21:38:23
Anyone watch the £15bn Railway?? Unbelievable engineering achievements.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: @mwooly63 on Monday, August 11, 2014, 21:41:12
Anyone watch the £15bn Railway?? Unbelievable engineering achievements.

Yep was a great 3 parter that
The precision involved in the TBM is amazing

Am hoping they do another mini series before the 2018 opening


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 09:13:56
So, tell me about series I should be watching

I know about, but have yet to watch Breaking Bad, House of Cards etc. Worth it?

I've watched most of the highly rated stuff on Sky/terrestrial - GoT, Boardwalk Empire, Homeland etc.

What gems am I missing?

Breaking Bad, House of Cards = Must watch
Also recommend The Wire, Sopranos with a mention to The West Wing...

About 27 seasons of TV there, should keep you busy..


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 09:17:41
Breaking Bad.....best series I have seen in years.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 09:18:20
What's it about?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 09:24:31
What's it about?
Breaking Bad?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 09:36:00
Yep.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 09:38:26
Basically....A 50 year old chemistry teacher with no money and 2 jobs and a new child on the way is diagnosed with cancer which he cannot afford to pay for the treatment of.

His brother in law is a Drug Enforcement Agent and takes him on a "ride along" where they arrest a drug supplier, he decides to try his hand at making crystal meth and finds out his very good at it and can make lots of money, with lots of twists and turns, killings and moral dilemmas.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 09:48:47
Ah, thanks. Might have to take a look.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 09:53:22
Ah, thanks. Might have to take a look.
Me and the missus heard a lot of people recommend it and we weren't sure about the content as it didn't sound like our sort of programme, within the first half an hour of the pilot episode we were hooked and then watched all 62 episodes inside 3 weeks.

Never had a series grip us like that one did, yes there are some not so great ones but in the main its fantastic.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bewster on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 09:54:37
Yep was a great 3 parter that
The precision involved in the TBM is amazing

Am hoping they do another mini series before the 2018 opening

I still can't quite get my head around how they can be so accurate with a TBM that weighs 900 tonnes, is 150m long and 8m in diameter - incredible.

I'd have loved to a been in the meeting when they agreed to build the new Canary Wharf Station :

Engineer 1."Let’s build a new station at Canary Wharf"
Engineer 2. "Ok, where abouts"
Engineer 1. "Underwater"


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 10:01:38
It's amazing the lack of coverage it's had considering it's one of the largest engineering projects since the Channel Tunnel was built.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 10:23:02
Ah, thanks. Might have to take a look.

This is my favourite scene in Breaking bad (Shit quality, best I could find..)

No major spoilers in this so don't worry...  Jessie (the young one) makes me laugh everytime I see this scene, great acting from all involved.  There are numerous scenes like this all the way through the series, and everyone will have their favourites, this one just cracks me up every time I watch it..

The awkward meal scene
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MVOpBNCrz4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MVOpBNCrz4)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 10:28:01
This is my favourite scene in Breaking bad (Shit quality, best I could find..)

No major spoilers in this so don't worry...  Jessie (the young one) makes me laugh everytime I see this scene, great acting from all involved.  There are numerous scenes like this all the way through the series, and everyone will have their favourites, this one just cracks me up every time I watch it..

The awkward meal scene
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MVOpBNCrz4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MVOpBNCrz4)
Takes all sorts I guess. I didn't see anything funny in this at all.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 12:08:58
Takes all sorts I guess. I didn't see anything funny in this at all.

Me neither.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 08:51:41
Having now finished Breaking Bad (amazing)..I've borrowed Band of Brothers off a colleague, I've heard good things about it so I hope I'm not disappointed!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 09:04:05
Slowly getting through Breaking Bad, the wifes not a fan so i got to cram an episode in here and there.
We are currently working through House on netflix. I watched up to season 5 when it first came out but from watching it again i don't remember much so its like watching a new show.
There's a pretty good US Crime drama started recently on 5USA called Chicago PD, dont by the same people who made law and order.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 09:09:56
Speaking of Breaking Bad, I see they're doing a spin-off called 'Better Call Saul'. Although Saul was such a great character, I'm not sure how this will go down..


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 09:37:30
Having now finished Breaking Bad (amazing)..I've borrowed Band of Brothers off a colleague, I've heard good things about it so I hope I'm not disappointed!

You won't be, it's brilliant.

It's probably about time I re-watched it again.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 11:26:34
You won't be, it's brilliant.

It's probably about time I re-watched it again.

Great, thanks! I'll start it later, I should think.


Title: Re: Re: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 12:12:11
You won't be, it's brilliant.

It's probably about time I re-watched it again.
just finished re watching it myself. Interesting to read about the individual soldiers and how accurate the series is.


Title: Re: Re: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 12:14:45
just finished re watching it myself. Interesting to read about the individual soldiers and how accurate the series is.

I genuinely haven't heard anything bad about it. Looking forward to watching.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: A Gent Orange on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 12:20:19
Just watched the first episode of Battlestar Galactica. Is it all like that? As in like some GCSE morality play with space cliches taked on?

Band of Brother though. Brilliant.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Thursday, August 21, 2014, 22:09:50
Just finished watching the final episode of The Honourable Woman.  Really good.  Recommended 'catch up' for anyone who hasn't seen it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, August 22, 2014, 09:52:23
Just finished watching the final episode of The Honourable Woman.  Really good.  Recommended 'catch up' for anyone who hasn't seen it.

Looking forward to the final episode of this, have enjoyed it immensely.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Friday, August 22, 2014, 12:44:19
Has anybody been watching Matrioshki on sky arts about the sex trafficing in eastern europe, it is really good, the downside is that it is set in Belgium and has English subtitles.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Friday, August 22, 2014, 12:58:23
sky arts?  :gay:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Friday, August 22, 2014, 18:02:04
Two episodes in to Band of Brothers...first was very good, second was alright, sticking with it though...doesn't get rave reviews by being 'alright', after all.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Friday, August 22, 2014, 19:26:13
sky arts?  :gay:

Did i miss the part about lots of naked ladies & lapdancing.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Friday, August 22, 2014, 22:25:33
Two episodes in to Band of Brothers...first was very good, second was alright, sticking with it though...doesn't get rave reviews by being 'alright', after all.

Episode 2's the one where they're all sat around in Upottery waiting to drop isn't it? Trust me, it's worth it. Everything gets better and better.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Saturday, August 23, 2014, 07:34:08
Episode 2's the one where they're all sat around in Upottery waiting to drop isn't it? Trust me, it's worth it. Everything gets better and better.

That's the one...one of the guys meets an 'opposition' soldier from the same State in the US...I'll say no more, in case anyone is yet to see it.

I'm sticking with it :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: janaage on Saturday, August 23, 2014, 08:09:48
Has anybody been watching Matrioshki on sky arts about the sex trafficing in eastern europe, it is really good, the downside is that it is set in Belgium and has English subtitles.

Haven't seen that but another Series that was on Sky Arts (now available on catch up) that's brilliant is Romanzo Criminale. Again with subtitles but a great watch, set in 1970's Rome about a criminal gang and the copper trying to stop them. Only 4 episodes in but superb so far.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: herthab on Monday, August 25, 2014, 13:45:32
http://nationalreport.net/vince-gilligan-announces-breaking-bad-season-6/

So hope this is true....


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, August 25, 2014, 19:21:57
http://nationalreport.net/vince-gilligan-announces-breaking-bad-season-6/

So hope this is true....

I hope it is too!...although, I hope they don't ruin it!

Watched 4 episodes of Band Of Brothers now, really getting into it!!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: PlymRed on Monday, August 25, 2014, 19:53:20
Band of brothers is excellent! Damien lewis really good in it


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Monday, August 25, 2014, 23:51:14
http://nationalreport.net/vince-gilligan-announces-breaking-bad-season-6/

So hope this is true....

I would say not...

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/breaking-bad-season-6-hoax-no-a-new-series-hasnt-been-confirmed-by-vince-gilligan-9690191.html


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 17:20:23
Ok so I've watched 7 episodes of Band Of Brothers now...it's decent..

I've been given The Pacific to watch....anyone care to share their thoughts on this one?


Title: Re:
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 20:20:57
I found the pacific less good, the characters were sort of interchangeable and less distinct.

Well made though.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Posh Red on Thursday, September 11, 2014, 11:02:49
I had never watched the Sopranos for some reason, I'm now just about to start watching season 4, and still can't understand why I haven't watched it before   :doh:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, September 11, 2014, 11:05:59
Anyone else think Breaking Bad should have ended at the end of Series 4? I thought Series 5 was a bit daft.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bewster on Thursday, September 11, 2014, 11:22:00
I had never watched the Sopranos for some reason, I'm now just about to start watching season 4, and still can't understand why I haven't watched it before   :doh:

I did this in January this year.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, September 11, 2014, 12:04:21
Anyone else think Breaking Bad should have ended at the end of Series 4? I thought Series 5 was a bit daft.

Yes.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, September 20, 2014, 12:49:23
I recently watched the German language TV series Generation War which I found both interesting and entertaining in equal measure. It's in three 90 minute installments and on Netflix.

Here's a trailer with a terrible voice over.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sFQJLy0_cg


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Leggett on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 15:46:50
On the go at the minute...
Ray Donovan season 2 (only watched the first episode, recorded the rest), The Strain (read the books, interested to see how it translates) and The Leftovers (2 episodes in and it's weird, which I like!)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: suttonred on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 16:03:29
I recently watched the German language TV series Generation War which I found both interesting and entertaining in equal measure. It's in three 90 minute installments and on Netflix.

Here's a trailer with a terrible voice over.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sFQJLy0_cg

Like the look of that, cheers.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: kerry red on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 16:24:31
On the go at the minute...
Ray Donovan season 2 (only watched the first episode, recorded the rest), The Strain (read the books, interested to see how it translates) and The Leftovers (2 episodes in and it's weird, which I like!)

Watched the first Leftovers - liked it and recording series.

Watched the first The Strain  - wanky acting but not really into the vampirish genre so will leave this one.

I watched the first series of Ray Donovan which was OK but wont bother further.

Resurrection is pretty good but,  as yet, not sure where it is going.


Title: Re:
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 16:39:55
Started watching Portlandia last night...very weird but very good


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: kerry red on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 16:41:01
Glue on 4 looks pretty hood, too


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: herthab on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 18:10:55
Anyone seen The Blacklist yet?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Summerof69 on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 18:29:04
Anyone seen The Blacklist yet?

Yes. James Spader is great as 'Red' Reddington.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 20:37:29
Anyone seen The Blacklist yet?

I thought it started well and was good, but after about 5 episodes or so it seemed to follow a near identical formula and was kind of boring. As that's all I watched though my opinion isn't worth a lot.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Saxondale on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 20:39:33
Im watching Holby city at the moment.

Its shit.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 20:46:15
Keep it on BBC1 though, the thing afterwards with David Morrissey looks decent


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 22:29:21
I thought it started well and was good, but after about 5 episodes or so it seemed to follow a near identical formula and was kind of boring. As that's all I watched though my opinion isn't worth a lot.
I thought the same that it got boring after a few episodes.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 23:29:57
I've been watching an antiques type show where celebrity guests team up with experts,  they then go to an auction. I don't know what it's called, but when I find out I will post it on here for you all.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Power to people on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12:47:42
Anyone seen The Blacklist yet?

Good, albeit a little reptetitive at times but worth watching, keeps you guessing, series 2 starts 2 Oct


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 15:47:00
Good, albeit a little reptetitive at times but worth watching, keeps you guessing, series 2 starts 2 Oct

Agree with this, worth watching for Spader alone imo.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 15:51:00
Watched the first Leftovers - liked it and recording series.

Watched the first The Strain  - wanky acting but not really into the vampirish genre so will leave this one.

I watched the first series of Ray Donovan which was OK but wont bother further.

Resurrection is pretty good but,  as yet, not sure where it is going.

Have watched 3 episodes of leftovers so far, it has a lot of potential because of the amount of unanswered questions, but to be honest I have no fucking clue what is going on or why?  Episode 3 didn't help with this in the least..  Gonna stick with it though

Have Strain recorded

Just finishing the 2nd series of Ray Donovan, thought it was better than the first

Not sure what Ressurection is..


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: kerry red on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 16:57:55
Resurrection is about a town where people who have died years ago suddenly reappear with no knowledge of what has happened to them.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 17:53:22
Isn't that The Returned?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: kerry red on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 17:54:46
Nope. Based on a book The Returned.

there is a French series The Returned but it is a zombie-ish theme


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Simon Pieman on Thursday, September 25, 2014, 13:06:28
Nope. Based on a book The Returned.

there is a French series The Returned but it is a zombie-ish theme

You clearly haven't seen the French series.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Thursday, September 25, 2014, 13:17:55
When does Les Revenants return?


edit: 2015..seriously....damn.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Thursday, September 25, 2014, 13:33:49
Downton's return was rather good.

Yes, fuck off, I like Downton.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Leggett on Thursday, September 25, 2014, 13:54:23
My other half watches that shite. I get drawn in without wanting to :-/


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Sippo on Friday, September 26, 2014, 21:34:36
Gogglebox is back!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Friday, September 26, 2014, 22:04:44
Gogglebox is back!

I watched 10 minutes of this based on someone elses recommendation.
It's an absolute load of shite so turned it over.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Saturday, September 27, 2014, 00:37:18
I watched 10 minutes of this based on someone elses recommendation.
It's an absolute load of shite so turned it over.

"Watch a load of people watching telly and hear their inane reactions!"

Fuck off.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:27:52
"Watch a load of people watching telly and hear their inane reactions!"

Fuck off.
At least its real life - not like the shit you've been watching, get back to fantasy island !!!!!!!!!!!.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:31:41
At least its real life - not like the shit you've been watching, get back to fantasy island !!!!!!!!!!!.

If I want a load of moron's opinions on stuff on the telly I just ask my family.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: dalumpimunki on Saturday, September 27, 2014, 22:41:59
When does Les Revenants return?

edit: 2015..seriously....damn.

I really don't understand how this is going to work? All those dead kids are going to look a lot older. How are they going to explain that?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Sunday, September 28, 2014, 09:15:55
Anyone ever watched Homeland?

Any good?

I can't be fucked to trawl through previous posts to find out.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Processed Beats on Sunday, September 28, 2014, 10:32:47
Anyone ever watched Homeland?

Any good?

I can't be fucked to trawl through previous posts to find out.

Good first season. Gets a little silly in seasons two and three but entertaining enough to commit to.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Sunday, September 28, 2014, 10:35:26
Good first season. Gets a little silly in seasons two and three but entertaining enough to commit to.

Great, thanks.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Monday, September 29, 2014, 10:44:16
Marvellous, about the stoke city kit man employed by Lou macari at stoke city. On i player. Watch it!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Power to people on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 14:05:36
Agree with this, worth watching for Spader alone imo.

Season 2 starts on Friday


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 14:21:07
Marvellous, about the stoke city kit man employed by Lou macari at stoke city. On i player. Watch it!

Watched this on your recommendation, really enjoyed it, good spot.

That guy is rightfully a legend in Stoke..


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 10:58:25
Watched this on your recommendation, really enjoyed it, good spot.

That guy is rightfully a legend in Stoke..

Great wasn't it. I can't recommend it enough.
Ends on iPlayer tonight. Don't miss out on it!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 14:11:28
Great wasn't it. I can't recommend it enough.
Ends on iPlayer tonight. Don't miss out on it!

Watching it now pre-night shift. Decent so far.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 14:18:57
I see on the back of that, stoke fans are petitioning for a knighthood for him.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 14:23:51
Did anyone watch 24 hours in Police Custody on channel 4 the other night. Was pretty good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 14:26:11
Anyone been watching Jon Richardson Grows Up? I've watched the first two, that's pretty good too.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 14:26:20
Did anyone watch 24 hours in Police Custody on channel 4 the other night. Was pretty good.

Were you in it?  :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: @mwooly63 on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 16:31:52
Did anyone watch 24 hours in Police Custody on channel 4 the other night. Was pretty good.

Yeah was interesting
Slightly different to 24 hrs in A&E format
Gotta be a pisser facing someone who says no comment to everything and then to see him get off  :crash:


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 16:35:58
To be honest I'm not sure we have a justice system any more, kill 15 grannies and all you'll get is a litter picking duty it seems nowadays


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: kerry red on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 17:42:00
Saw the first episode and have recorded the rest - hope it progresses as I enjoyed it.

Enjoying The Last Ship, too


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 17:48:50
Were you in it?  :)

I can confirm that I wasn't!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, October 2, 2014, 07:24:16
Marvellous, about the stoke city kit man employed by Lou macari at stoke city. On i player. Watch it!

Watched that too, thoroughly enjoyed it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Processed Beats on Thursday, October 2, 2014, 08:30:11
Peaky Blinders. Superb.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Thursday, October 2, 2014, 16:52:28
Anyone seen The Leftovers?


I'm not sure whether I love it or hate it

Yeah, I am halfway through episode 4.  To be honest I haven't got the slightest clue what is going on...  I hope they start answering some questions soon..  I know it's from the makers of lost, but they are taking the whole wtf thing to another level with this.  It's almost like the chucked the scenes in a washing machine and are showing them as they came out..


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Thursday, October 2, 2014, 18:25:16
I caught Ripper Street the other day on one of the Freeview channels (Drama/Gold/whatever) and had forgotten how enjoyable it was. The dialogue has had a hell of a lot of thought put into it.

Quite why it got cancelled I'll never know.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, October 2, 2014, 18:46:21
I caught Ripper Street the other day on one of the Freeview channels (Drama/Gold/whatever) and had forgotten how enjoyable it was. The dialogue has had a hell of a lot of thought put into it.

Quite why it got cancelled I'll never know.
Its been recomissioned by Amazon Prime and filming for series 3 has just finished.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Thursday, October 2, 2014, 20:19:06
is anyone else having problems with yesterdays catch up on sky, i have tried to watch something from last night & all the channels have no listings for yesterday


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Friday, October 3, 2014, 13:31:47
Just watched The Paedophile Hunter on 4OD. One of the most intense pieces of TV I've seen. Harrowing stuff.
Enjoyed watching those sickos squirming.
Glue is decent and I also liked the 24 hours in custody programme


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, October 6, 2014, 18:43:45
See Twin Peaks is getting a third series, due out 2016.


Title: Re: Re: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Monday, October 6, 2014, 19:50:20
See Twin Peaks is getting a third series, due out 2016.
Had that been confirmed ?!

Edit: just googled it. Wahooooooooooo. Lynch and Frost are writing it all too, and its a continuation of the story. Damn fine news.

Not been this excited since Star Wars Episode 1 was announced. Hope they don't fluff it as much as that though :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Saxondale on Monday, October 6, 2014, 20:42:42
Jar Jar fucking binks killed Laura Palmer.  She managed to kick him several times in the head during the struggle.  Explain his stupidity.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, October 6, 2014, 21:23:22
It'll be fucking magnificent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7d0Lm_31BE

shame Jack Nance is dead, won't be quite the same without Pete


Title: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 11:14:21
Just watched The Paedophile Hunter on 4OD. One of the most intense pieces of TV I've seen. Harrowing stuff.

Just watching this now... Sickening! Proper cringeworthy.

Funny though as the main guy says to one of the guys that they're in the roughest part of Nuneaton... 1) all of Nuneaton is rough, pretty much. And 2) he says it as he walks past my uncles house!! Ha.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Processed Beats on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 13:46:54
Homeland season 4 started well. Feels like a completely new show.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 18:58:53
Just watched the the pedo hunter thing. Really quite sickening.

I hope he stops as many as possible, I don;t know what to think about him putting them online though.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 20:08:30
Just the the pedo hunter thing. Really quite sickening.

I hope he stops as many as possible, I don;t know what to think about him putting them online though.

I know what you mean, a part of me agrees, and a part of me disagrees in equal measures..


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: wiggy on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 22:19:49
Looking forward to Gotham next week.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Thursday, October 16, 2014, 17:41:22
http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/movies-being-made-into-tv-shows/32522/23-movies-currently-being-turned-into-tv-shows

Some of those made me laugh, although Westworld the TV series with JJ Abrams and Anthony Hopkins sounds like a winner.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: stfc1975 on Sunday, October 19, 2014, 21:52:37
Russia's Toughest Prison on BBC Four , right now is worth a watch.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Sunday, October 19, 2014, 22:45:35
Catching up with Gotham and Agents of Shield this week, I was struck with how good both are. I think Gotham is edging it slightly atm, mostly because Agents has some very weak actors in it, but I really would appreciate them not shoe-horning in a new Batman villain every 5 seconds.

"HEY! THIS GUY LIKES RIDDLES! AND IS CALLED ED! YOU KNOW, LIKE EDWARD NYGMA?!? I BET HE LIKES GREEN SUITS TOO!"

I still hope Kevin Conroy makes a guest appearance - he is the one true Batman.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, October 20, 2014, 10:00:09
Homeland is back and has started quite well.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, October 20, 2014, 10:07:25
Really? I thought it's been pretty terrible.

Should've ended it after the last series with Brody swinging from the crane.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, October 20, 2014, 10:13:38
Really? I thought it's been pretty terrible.

Should've ended it after the last series with Brody swinging from the crane.

I'm surprised they made another series to be honest but I personally think its been quite good, well the first episode was. The second one last night was a bit slower but there are worse things on TV for sure.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bewster on Monday, October 20, 2014, 10:14:08
Walking Dead started off better after a period of dullness


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, October 20, 2014, 11:07:57
I'm surprised they made another series to be honest but I personally think its been quite good, well the first episode was. The second one last night was a bit slower but there are worse things on TV for sure.

Could have done a pre-program warning about the scene with Quinn and the big beast


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Monday, October 20, 2014, 11:52:26
Just started Walking Dead over the weekend. Brilliant so far.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, October 20, 2014, 11:55:48
It is a vast improvement. Probably helped by the fact they have gotten rid of Hershel who was the most boring character in the history of everything.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Monday, October 20, 2014, 12:36:31
It is a vast improvement. Probably helped by the fact they have gotten rid of Hershel who was the most boring character in the history of everything.

Agreed, but wasn't that a whole series ago?  It seems like it, anyway.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, October 20, 2014, 12:44:11
Could have been, I stopped watching it as it was boring me to tears.


Title: Re:
Post by: Batch on Monday, October 20, 2014, 13:40:18
I'm ashamed,  but I can help liking storage wars. It'll probably get boring quickly but it's good filler Sunday TV until then!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Sunday, October 26, 2014, 22:22:24
Just started the 2nd season of Sleepy Hollow, well worth a watch.

Grimm Season 4 has just started

Chicago PD is a good one too.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 10:16:24
The Missing with James Nesbitt was pretty impressive last night, not sure how they will manage to make it last 8 episodes mind you.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: TheMajorSTFC on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 11:05:44
Anyone watch Supernatural on here? The 10th season has just started and looks intriguing to say the least!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 11:23:58
The Missing with James Nesbitt was pretty impressive last night, not sure how they will manage to make it last 8 episodes mind you.

I agree Abrahammer. Its going to be very difficult to keep the intrigue over 8 episodes given the way the programme began last night.

The Fall is back in November as well. Funny how all the good films and tv series seem to come out in October/November/December.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 11:33:53
The Fall is back in November as well. Funny how all the good films and tv series seem to come out in October/November/December.

Autumn/Winter programming. People have to stay in because the weather's shit so the rival stations all put their A-games on to compete with each other.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 11:35:30
Autumn/Winter programming. People have to stay in because the weather's shit so the rival stations all put their A-games on to compete with each other.

Ah. That makes perfect sense Honky. Why didn't I think of that?

Also I guess that's what all the Simon Cowell shite like Pop Idol is on about this time of year as well?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:27:16
Glad to have The Walking Dead and American Horror Story back. The start of TWD was fantastic, and it's progressed nicely so far. Jury still out on Horror Story.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:31:03
Glad to have The Walking Dead and American Horror Story back. The start of TWD was fantastic, and it's progressed nicely so far. Jury still out on Horror Story.

[spoiler alert]   ....but the clown getting the smile wiped off his face this week was quite funny.   :)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Monday, November 10, 2014, 00:10:25
Can't believe how shit this season of Doctor Who has been. Capaldi could have been a great doctor, but not with crap scripts and stories which hark back to the days of Sylvester McCoy. The plots just get more and more ludicrous and often make no sense.

The season finale was total bollocks, the only good bit was the teaser at the end - I didn't even know he was in the Xmas special.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, November 10, 2014, 00:14:50
Can't believe how shit this season of Doctor Who has been. Capaldi could have been a great doctor, but not with crap scripts and stories which hark back to the days of Sylvester McCoy. The plots just get more and more ludicrous and often make no sense.

The season finale was total bollocks, the only good bit was the teaser at the end - I didn't even know he was in the Xmas special.

My sentiments exactly.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Monday, November 10, 2014, 00:33:50
Has anyone seen the bizarrely named Peaky Blinders on the BBC? I caught episode 6/6 of series 2 the other day and found it strangely compulsive. Think I will have to go back and watch series 1 and the other episodes of series 2.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Monday, November 10, 2014, 11:00:17
Has anyone seen the bizarrely named Peaky Blinders on the BBC? I caught episode 6/6 of series 2 the other day and found it strangely compulsive. Think I will have to go back and watch series 1 and the other episodes of series 2.

Peaky Blinders is brilliant, highly recommended.  I thought the second season was better than the first.  Anyone who hasn't watched it should, it's a bit like a UK version of Boardwalk Empire with Brummie accents chucked in, the soundtrack reminds me a little of Snatch.

Really good, probably my favourite British drama series..

Oh, and the Peaky Blinders name is based on the name of the gang/gangsters based in the Midlands back in the day.  They all wore peaked caps but they had a razor blade sewn into the back of the cap witch they used to take off and slash across peoples faces, hence the Peaky Blinders..


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, November 10, 2014, 21:14:55
The new version of Homeland is really boring me now. The old version might have been totally unbelievable but at least there was action and excitement in it.

Carrie's ability to hold on to her job just gets more and more unbelievable.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Processed Beats on Monday, November 10, 2014, 22:40:04
The new version of Homeland is really boring me now. The old version might have been totally unbelievable but at least there was action and excitement in it.

Carrie's ability to hold on to her job just gets more and more unbelievable.

Wait until the latest couple of episodes (6 and 7) US-pace. Homeland back to its best.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: suttonred on Friday, November 14, 2014, 00:31:17
Just flicking around, saw an article on the comet landing and watched. Then saw a senior labour guy demolished and I thought I'd check what it was, as I was doing that, A talking heads with Patti Smith and David Lynch came on, and it was newsnight! What happened there? last time I saw that It was Jermy Paxson, and very boring, what I watched tonight was pretty good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: wiggy on Monday, November 17, 2014, 22:15:18
Gotham has been absolutely brilliant.

Getting better and better every week.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Outletred on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 10:00:03
Yes agree love Gotham


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Outletred on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 12:23:29
Agree on homeland think it's run its course


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Friday, November 21, 2014, 13:03:48
I am really enjoying Lilyhammer on netflix at the moment


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: kerry red on Friday, November 21, 2014, 13:05:51
Do you ever get problems getting Netflix to play on yer TV?

Mine was fine for weeks, now it's a no-no


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Friday, November 21, 2014, 13:19:13
I had a bit of a problem on my Lg tv for a week but an update on the tv took care of it, but funnily enough i had to update netflix this morning.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, November 21, 2014, 13:27:33
Sometimes Netflix is a pain on our Samsung TV, but on the whole it seems to be ok. BBC Iplayer is the worst.

Our TV has a habit of losing network connection which is a real pain. The issue appears to be that our internet is out the front and we have this booster thing in the living room but it cuts out a lot, I reckon it tends to coincide with airplanes going overhead, but that is probably baloney.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Friday, November 21, 2014, 13:46:28
Flying balony passing overhead is currently the subject of ongoing WFi connectivity issue studies. Hope the get get the answers you need.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: reeves4england on Friday, November 21, 2014, 14:46:13
Agree with those who've enjoyed The Missing. Caught up on episodes 1-4 last night and can't wait for the next one.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, November 21, 2014, 15:52:16
Flying balony passing overhead is currently the subject of ongoing WFi connectivity issue studies. Hope the get get the answers you need.

Ah, thanks Batch.

Our flat is right under the flight path so if it is connected I guess that's the price we have to pay for living in central (ish) London.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: kerry red on Friday, November 21, 2014, 17:26:58
Decent film on 4 tomorrow - Lawless


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: kerry red on Sunday, November 30, 2014, 18:18:07
Do you ever get problems getting Netflix to play on yer TV?

Mine was fine for weeks, now it's a no-no

The Netflix problem solved.

Have to turn off the Sky HD box before watching


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Sunday, November 30, 2014, 19:32:43
Juts started watching supernatural..

Gotham is ace


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, November 30, 2014, 20:47:31
Gotham is ace
Gotham has turned into a very good series IMO.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: kerry red on Monday, December 1, 2014, 10:35:29
Excellent documentary about the rise and fall of Blondie on BBC4 last night.

Not a fan musically but fascinating footage.

Usual story of loads of hits then finding out they only had $25,000 left in the bank between them.

Young Debbie Harry was fuckity fuck fuck gorgeous


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: 4D on Monday, December 1, 2014, 11:44:11
Did I hear somewhere that Luther is due back on the telly?  ???


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, December 1, 2014, 12:23:22
Yes but I think a new series has only just been commissioned


Title: Re:
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, December 1, 2014, 12:54:58
I think they're making a film


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Monday, December 1, 2014, 13:29:01
2 hour special.

http://www.zap2it.com/blogs/luther_season_4_idris_elba_creator_neil_cross_planning_special-2014-08


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Monday, December 1, 2014, 13:50:57
Gotta get Idris Elba away from the bloody DJ booth first.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Sunday, December 7, 2014, 14:12:25
Been watching the Swedish/Danish crime drama 'the bridge' on netflix. I've been a bit wary of the subtitle malarkey but it's fantastic. The main characters are superb, especially saga noren who is absolutely hilarious.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Sunday, December 7, 2014, 17:36:07
Watch The Killing as well. The Danish version that is. I tried the American version, but I couldn't watch it after The Danish one.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, December 8, 2014, 15:37:21
Wait until the latest couple of episodes (6 and 7) US-pace. Homeland back to its best.

You're right, the last 3 episodes it's been back to its best.

Plenty of action however silly and unrealistic it might be


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 13:26:31
The missing finale was fucking superb.
Looking forward to broadchurch in January now


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 14:15:24
Watch The Killing as well. The Danish version that is. I tried the American version, but I couldn't watch it after The Danish one.

There are quite a few Scandi dramas I want to try.

FWIW the Bridge was one of the most enjoyable TV programmes I have seen in a long time, better than Breaking Bad even!

The missing finale was fucking superb.
Looking forward to broadchurch in January now

I have deliberately not watched this so I can watch on Saturday night as TV is fucking dire at the weekends. Its been excellent so far, still no real idea who has committed the crime and if the child is even still alive!


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Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 23:27:55
Working through Marco Polo on Netflix, it's got an air of Game of Thrones about it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Thursday, December 18, 2014, 00:14:10
Looking forward to the final part of The Fall tomorrow night.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Thursday, December 18, 2014, 01:04:39
Looking forward to the final part of The Fall tomorrow night.

I've found this series a bit disappointing compared to the excellent first. But I assume he will eb getting his comeuppance.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, December 18, 2014, 10:17:39
This isn't going to sound the best.

I found it more interesting when he was actually committing his abducting, raping, murdering, etc in the 1st series


Title: Re:
Post by: Batch on Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:59:38
It made perfect sense in the context of the Tv show.

Gchq have you marked as a rapey serial killer though


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Thursday, December 18, 2014, 12:14:32
I've found this series a bit disappointing compared to the excellent first. But I assume he will eb getting his comeuppance.
Yes, the first series was better.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Berniman on Thursday, December 18, 2014, 13:30:31
The missing finale was fucking superb.
Looking forward to broadchurch in January now

Confirmed at the end another series is on it's way too.  To do with a little girl that goes missing and how the family cope when they get her back by the looks of the short trailer.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, December 18, 2014, 21:44:38
The missing finale was fucking superb.

Opinion has been pretty split on the final episode but I liked. The subtle facial expression the kid gave Nesbitt at the end certainly left a little unanswered question for me.


Title: Re:
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, December 18, 2014, 21:46:04
It made perfect sense in the context of the Tv show.

Gchq have you marked as a rapey serial killer though

Gillian Anderson is absolutely memorising me in this I must admit, she is aging extremely well


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: kerry red on Thursday, December 18, 2014, 21:50:53
Still waiting for her to get her jugs out


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, December 18, 2014, 23:34:26
Excellent final episode I thought, in the particular the main interview scene.

The last couple of minutes was a pointless storyline twist and really wasn't needed though


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Thursday, December 18, 2014, 23:46:58
Excellent final episode I thought, in the particular the main interview scene.

The last couple of minutes was a pointless storyline twist and really wasn't needed though

I think that the final twist (better not say what it was in case it spoils things for anyone yet to watch it) was the only way they could finish it.  I could see its significance and why the Gillian Anderson character was so upset about it.  But it was a bit far fetched that the journo and the other guy could have got to the right spot in the forest so quickly. 


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Friday, December 19, 2014, 00:27:38
What a shit end to wrap up a rapid slide downhill in quality. Truely piss poor.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Sunday, December 21, 2014, 17:30:42
Anyone been watching The Apprentice?

Who's gonna win then?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Sunday, December 21, 2014, 17:34:54
Anyone been watching The Apprentice?

Who's gonna win then?

Yes.

Bianca as I think she has the best business idea


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Sunday, December 21, 2014, 18:10:11
Yes.

Bianca as I think she has the best business idea

She seems to be a little more composed under the pressure too...

Apart from when Ricky was interviewing her and she crumbled everso slgihtly.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Sunday, December 21, 2014, 18:44:06
She seems to be a little more composed under the pressure too...

Apart from when Ricky was interviewing her and she crumbled everso slgihtly.

Mark seemed very confident until he made his shambolic pitch the week before. They haven't really gone too much into business idea so it's either brilliant or fairly ordinary.

The imbiciles are back this week, that retard Sarah probably the worst of a terrible bunch of people!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Sunday, December 21, 2014, 18:46:32
Mark seemed very confident until he made his shambolic pitch the week before. They haven't really gone too much into business idea so it's either brilliant or fairly ordinary.

The imbiciles are back this week, that retard Sarah probably the worst of a terrible bunch of people!

Absolutely agree. Re: Mark.. he didn't half look ill in the boardroom after the pitch to Tesco!!

No real fitties in this years one either, disappointed.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, December 21, 2014, 19:25:19
I think Bianca will win too. For the same reasons Bob's orange gave.
Thought the Irish bird was pretty tidy. Best of the totty but not top notch mind.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, December 21, 2014, 19:28:59
Mark has a safer idea, Bianca a better one.

I note that James and Sarah are back for one final attempt at making me harm my TV tonight.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Sunday, December 21, 2014, 19:34:29
Sad to hear Hewer is leaving, he is a good egg. That Clauda fella be an entertaining replacement.

The Irish lass seemed to be in the winning position until she decided to attempt to crack the most competitive industry going


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Sunday, December 21, 2014, 19:35:06
I think Bianca will win too. For the same reasons Bob's orange gave.
Thought the Irish bird was pretty tidy. Best of the totty but not top notch mind.

Agree arriba. She had the most amazing eyes. A solid 7 out of 10.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: adje on Sunday, December 21, 2014, 21:08:22
I love The Apprentice,it highlights pretty much everything that is wrong with this country in an amusing way


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Sunday, December 21, 2014, 21:26:16
Agree arriba. She had the most amazing eyes. A solid 7 out of 10.

Cracking set on her too.. But yeah no more than a 7/10.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Sunday, December 21, 2014, 21:27:04
Sad to hear Hewer is leaving, he is a good egg. That Clauda fella be an entertaining replacement.

The Irish lass seemed to be in the winning position until she decided to attempt to crack the most competitive industry going

I agree to an extent, but I'm not sure if he'd be as entertaining week in week out, I think he's perfect for the interviews.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, December 21, 2014, 21:32:16
And yes, Roisin's eyes were hypnotic. And she was very good, would have walked it in the old format but her business plan was very ambitious.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, December 21, 2014, 23:34:46
I look forward to the launch of Clim Bon Line.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DMR on Sunday, December 21, 2014, 23:45:29
I love The Apprentice,it highlights pretty much everything that is wrong with this country in an amusing way


Your own business is bigger than any of theirs then?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Ginginho on Monday, December 22, 2014, 08:24:15
I look forward to the launch of Clim Bon Line.

Did you hear the other suggestion that seemed to pass them all by? Climb-Media.

Brilliant.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, December 22, 2014, 08:57:53
I look forward to the launch of Clim Bon Line.

I think that's pretty much the only thing she said in the whole final, wasn't it?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Monday, December 22, 2014, 09:23:02
So far as I could tell, the guy that won seemed to base his whole case on bigging himself up and rubbishing his opponents.  Every time he was asked for details of how he was going to turn his business plan into a highly profitable success, he avoided giving any details and just bull-shitted people with rubbish like "believe me, I'm the best at what I do and I guarantee 100% that I will be successful".  Sadly, he was never pressed to say "how".

At the end of the day, Sugar made his choice based on wanting to take a gamble rather than on anything of substance.  He can afford to take the risk and won't lose any sleep if it goes tits up.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, December 22, 2014, 17:39:04
So far as I could tell, the guy that won seemed to base his whole case on bigging himself up and rubbishing his opponents.  Every time he was asked for details of how he was going to turn his business plan into a highly profitable success, he avoided giving any details and just bull-shitted people with rubbish like "believe me, I'm the best at what I do and I guarantee 100% that I will be successful".  Sadly, he was never pressed to say "how".

At the end of the day, Sugar made his choice based on wanting to take a gamble rather than on anything of substance.  He can afford to take the risk and won't lose any sleep if it goes tits up.

Absolutely. I do think that based on the final, Bianca would've needed more direction than Mark in their businesses... it seems that Mark really just needed the investment. Bianca had what seemed like a great business idea (and still does), but it had more flaws in it that I think most people realised.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, December 22, 2014, 17:40:01
Absolutely. I do think that based on the final, Bianca would've needed more direction than Mark in their businesses... it seems that Mark really just needed the investment. Bianca had what seemed like a great business idea (and still does), but it had more flaws in it that I think most people realised.

or ladders!

£25 for a pair of tights was nonsensical unless she was flogging them to Pippa Middleton or Elton John!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, December 22, 2014, 17:46:48
or ladders!

£25 for a pair of tights was nonsensical unless she was flogging them to Pippa Middleton or Elton John!

I certainly wouldn't pay that much.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Monday, December 22, 2014, 19:43:21
Bianca had what seemed like a great business idea (and still does), but it had more flaws in it that I think most people realised.

Has she learned nothing from Dragon's Den:
  1. She has nothing to protect her from the big boys nicking her idea. Though the big boys presumably already thought of the idea and dismissed it, its not exactly left field. SO..
  2. Presumably she needs to build THE brand for colour choice, which is difficult, expensive and with risk.
  3. A lot of her money will get tied up in stock
  4. Sugar would need to support her a lot.

Whereas Marks idea seemed non-unique and old hat. But either he will pull it off, or not, but should be practically maintenance free.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: dalumpimunki on Monday, December 22, 2014, 21:27:23
So far as I could tell, the guy that won seemed to base his whole case on bigging himself up and rubbishing his opponents.  Every time he was asked for details of how he was going to turn his business plan into a highly profitable success, he avoided giving any details and just bull-shitted people with rubbish like "believe me, I'm the best at what I do and I guarantee 100% that I will be successful".  Sadly, he was never pressed to say "how".

At the end of the day, Sugar made his choice based on wanting to take a gamble rather than on anything of substance.  He can afford to take the risk and won't lose any sleep if it goes tits up.

I think it was more a case of "Shit I'd have to actually do some work on the tights idea. Fuck that give it to the other fellah, I've no fucking idea what he does but at least I can just let him get on with it".


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 17:25:55
I've been running out of things I fancy watching lately, so randomly decided to watch Brooklyn Nine Nine, which is actually really good, contrary to what I expected.

I also downloaded and watched The Profit. It's some Entrepreneurial American show where a successful bloke, Marcus Lemonis, comes into a failing business and tries to turn it around with "his own money".

As with a lot of American reality shows, it does feel over-edited and a bit fake at times, but despite this it's very good and the bloke is highly likeable and isn't too sweary and loud as you'd imagine someone doing this on TV would/should be.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7V9Pere_SM


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 18:17:31
The first Walking the Nile program was good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: herthab on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 18:43:02
@TrustSTFC will be tweeting it for those who can't listen


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 18:48:49
The first Walking the Nile program was good.


Bloody brilliant that was, well apart from that matey snuffing it which was pretty shocking


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Sippo on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 18:54:24
The first Walking the Nile program was good.


I'd disagree. No need for a camera crew. Better than Bear Grylls but no where near Ed Stafford.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: ron dodgers on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 19:04:31
Say Yes to the Dress - it's deeeeeeeeeeevine darlings


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 19:21:00
I don't know if anybody has seen hemlock grove on Netflix yet, but it looks interesting


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 19:47:13
@TrustSTFC will be tweeting it for those who can't listen

Walking the Nile? What's the Trust's interest in that?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 20:27:16
U BG
I've been running out of things I fancy watching lately, so randomly decided to watch Brooklyn Nine Nine, which is actually really good, contrary to what I expected.

Yeah its a top show. New series starts soon on E4 I think


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 20:57:45
well apart from that matey nuffing it which was pretty shocking
That came as a massive shock, was expecting an 'everything was alright' ending and that happened. Very sad.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 21:02:11
So did I, thought they were playing up his illness for dramatic effect, caught me totally offguard


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Samdy Gray on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 22:50:08
It was just the "So yeah, Matt just died" which made it completely surreal. Certainly wasn't expecting that.

It must be hard trying to cram months of footage into a couple of hours of good TV.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jonny72 on Sunday, January 11, 2015, 01:18:12
Why do reality shows on the BBC tend to be happy and those on ITV nasty?

With the BBC you get the Bake Off, the Voice and Strictly - the judges are all nice and friendly to all the contestants and each other, the contestants all get on well and help each other and you get a nice happy feeling watching.

With ITV you get X Factor, with the judges consistently having a go at each other and calling the singers not on their team shit. With I'm A Celebrity, they're in the middle of the jungle, being starved and forced to do nasty challenges just to get a few bugs to eat. I can't watch either of them for more than a few minutes.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Sunday, January 11, 2015, 10:09:41
Jesus H , they really fucked up the return of stars in their eyes. I like Harry Hill, but this was absolute garbage with overlong "intros" of the contestants that were staggeringly cringeworthy.

It made Splash looked high brow.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Sunday, January 11, 2015, 10:12:41
With ITV you get X Factor, with the judges consistently having a go at each other and calling the singers not on their team shit.

Wouldn't mind that if it was honest comment, bit its so clearly to an agenda. With a free reign I be a bloody brilliant judge, if only I had a TV friendly face. I know, I could do a voivce-over response after the judges stop lying. Might have to move it until after the watershed.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: janaage on Sunday, January 11, 2015, 10:22:12

With ITV you get X Factor, with the judges consistently having a go at each other and calling the singers not on their team shit. With I'm A Celebrity, they're in the middle of the jungle, being starved and forced to do nasty challenges just to get a few bugs to eat. I can't watch either of them for more than a few minutes.


You watched xfactor recently, one ,assize love in for the acts these days, almost as if they want the public to call in and vote, in some money making exercise - surely not. Gone are the days when acts get slaughtered by the judges, some really.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: joteddyred on Sunday, January 11, 2015, 14:28:25
Jesus H , they really fucked up the return of stars in their eyes. I like Harry Hill, but this was absolute garbage with overlong "intros" of the contestants that were staggeringly cringeworthy.

It made Splash looked high brow.

I missed the start and when I turned over I honestly thought he was doing a piss take version as a comedy sketch.  One of the women even called him Matthew.


Title: Re:
Post by: Batch on Sunday, January 11, 2015, 15:31:42
I think it kind of was a piss take version, rather than a revival of the old slightly more serious format.

Think they got it wrong in most people eyes.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, January 11, 2015, 15:33:34
Was always an abysmal programme anyway wasn't it?

This year's cbb is already hilarious. Some right loons in there.


Title: Re:
Post by: Batch on Sunday, January 11, 2015, 15:38:30
I quite liked it Arriba. I was young though.

Don't watch cbb but did read that someone who was in baywatch was chucked out for flopping out some ex-page 3 birds tit wasn't he?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, January 11, 2015, 15:42:41
 not a programme I ever really got. The makeovers were usually terrible, as was the singing.

Yeah some weird,alcoholic son of the Hoff or something. And that reg holdsworth bloke off corrie is a bigotted sexist-racist so is amusing as he's causing trouble


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Sunday, January 11, 2015, 22:25:21
I had to google who this Chloe was but if i was in his shoes i'd wanna see her baps too.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Honkytonk on Monday, January 12, 2015, 01:27:02
Trying to work out who she was I stumbled onto her twitter page and have realised that she and the Jeremy Jackson guy have the same agent.

This is therefore not a coincidence.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 22:00:35
The new series of Broadchurch is getting ridiculous - its like they have thought that the first series pulled people in, we can just go completely off the wall now.

Glossing over the unofficial witness protection (funded by what who how), the fact that the crime is apparently the fault of the perpetrators wife we have the legal process...

Witnesses sitting in court before giving evidence, the hard ball QC creating waves and upsetting the community yet staying in the local town hotel... its just weirdly so far away from any believable process.

We really enjoyed the first series and fully understand that drama can often veer a little from reality to achieve dramatic effect - but its like they just cannot be bothered with this.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Friday, January 16, 2015, 22:58:09
Just watched the first few episodes of a netflix drama, The Killing. Early signs show lots of promise. Very dark and gripping.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Saturday, January 17, 2015, 00:01:57
Just watched the first few episodes of a netflix drama, The Killing. Early signs show lots of promise. Very dark and gripping.

Danish one or American one? I watched the Danish one years back and then found the American one crap. Hard to say whether it actually was though as the story was kind of the same, so in effect I'd already seen it. Plus I thought most of the characters, and especially the lead cop, were superb in the Danish series, so again you make the comparisons.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, January 17, 2015, 10:08:00
The Danish killing was fantastic.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, January 17, 2015, 10:12:26
Actually I'm thinking of the bridge.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Chubbs on Saturday, January 17, 2015, 11:31:24
Danish one or American one? I watched the Danish one years back and then found the American one crap. Hard to say whether it actually was though as the story was kind of the same, so in effect I'd already seen it. Plus I thought most of the characters, and especially the lead cop, were superb in the Danish series, so again you make the comparisons.
Its the american one.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Processed Beats on Saturday, January 17, 2015, 12:12:39
Don't bother with the American one.

Forbrydelsen (The Killing) and Bron (The Bridge) both trump anything the UK and US could come up with.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, January 17, 2015, 12:50:07
Don't bother with the American one.

Forbrydelsen (The Killing) and Bron (The Bridge) both trump anything the UK and US could come up with.
Kamelåså is a good series too. Syggelekokle will take off as well soon.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, January 22, 2015, 23:37:57
Surviving the holocaust, the Freddie Knoller story just on bbc2.

Unreal what he went through yet managed to tell his story so well. Worth catching up on iplayer.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bedford Red on Thursday, January 22, 2015, 23:50:32
Surviving the holocaust, the Freddie Knoller story just on bbc2.

Unreal what he went through yet managed to tell his story so well. Worth catching up on iplayer.

I've just watched it on BBC2, and it is definately worth watching if anyone didn't see it.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Saxondale on Thursday, January 22, 2015, 23:51:27
On a similar subject that 'The Eichman show' on BBC 2 the other night was jaw dropping.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, January 22, 2015, 23:52:24
Surviving the holocaust, the Freddie Knoller story just on bbc2.

Unreal what he went through yet managed to tell his story so well. Worth catching up on iplayer.

Did you watch The Eichmann Show on the other day? Similar subject matter, also very good.

Now watching Wolf Hall. Very highbrow TV this week.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: suttonred on Friday, January 23, 2015, 00:17:28
Are the Eichmann shows  different stories then? I saw advertised and want to wath that and wolf hall( I went to tonight, then remembered I'd read yesterdays paper on the tube on the way home)


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Barry Scott on Friday, January 23, 2015, 01:17:33
Just finished catching up on The Walking Dead, after giving up on it for the second time and being told to give it another go.

I've absolutely loved it and it seems the writers have got a second wind and made it good again. In fact I'd argue it's never been this good before.

I can't wait for the second half of series 5.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: kerry red on Saturday, January 24, 2015, 13:19:16
Anyone catch the first episode of Catastrophe on C4?

Funny as fuck and  mega crude - best comedy on the box for ages.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Saxondale on Saturday, January 24, 2015, 14:05:26
Saw it last night.  Agree, very funny.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Saturday, January 24, 2015, 14:20:37
Thanks fot the tip, Catastrophe is on 4 OD, I'll watch it when the bairns are in bed.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: janaage on Saturday, January 24, 2015, 23:13:00
C4's programme 'Holocaust:Night Will Fall' is superb. Gripping viewing.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Sunday, January 25, 2015, 00:42:23
Watched Catastrophe earlier and its another big thumbs up from me.

Sharon Horgan, lovely stuff


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bewster on Sunday, January 25, 2015, 15:07:40
Surviving the holocaust, the Freddie Knoller story just on bbc2.

Unreal what he went through yet managed to tell his story so well. Worth catching up on iplayer.you

Just watched it, amazing story, amazing man


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Batch on Sunday, January 25, 2015, 15:20:35
That Catastrophe was OK, definitely worth watching.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: herthab on Sunday, January 25, 2015, 19:41:00
Surviving the holocaust, the Freddie Knoller story just on bbc2.

Unreal what he went through yet managed to tell his story so well. Worth catching up on iplayer.

Watched it earlier on iplayer and have to agree. I think Freddie was a bit of a lad in his youth and the way he recounted his story was brilliant tv.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Monday, January 26, 2015, 21:07:31
Will give catastrophe a go.

The hotel is funny. Matey being such a bellend it makes it what it is


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Quagmire on Monday, January 26, 2015, 22:52:36
Broadchurch is confusing the fuck out of me.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 09:21:58
Broadchurch is confusing the fuck out of me.
I like the added plot twists and the other schoolgirl murder suspects becoming involved.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Sippo on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 09:38:43
Is it wrong that I find the undateables fucking hilarious.

Your mum's a fucking squirrel.

Brilliant.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: grubby on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 09:48:08
Is it wrong that I find the undateables fucking hilarious.

Your mum's a fucking squirrel.

Brilliant.

Do you have any lifeguard qualifications?


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 10:04:22
Broadchurch is confusing the fuck out of me.

Yeah I didn't enjoy last nights episode as much as I usually do - sure it will come good though!


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 10:11:47
Episode 2 of Catastrophe last night maintained the promising start.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 11:01:33
Is it wrong that I find the undateables fucking hilarious.

Your mum's a fucking squirrel.

Brilliant.

One day I might grow up and stop finding Tourette's funny


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 11:53:53
Doubtful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ntj4c104Hc0


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: @mwooly63 on Thursday, January 29, 2015, 19:34:24
Just finished watching Fringe on Netflix, missed it first time round.
Very good


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Arriba on Friday, January 30, 2015, 11:58:33
Fortitude, anyone? Pretty weird start to it but looks like it should be good.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: kerry red on Friday, January 30, 2015, 12:07:14
Seemed a bit disjointed to me - but I'll show some  fortitude


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Friday, January 30, 2015, 22:55:47
Just started The Wire, a colleague leant it to me...

Decent viewing.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Processed Beats on Friday, January 30, 2015, 22:59:06
Just started The Wire, a colleague leant it to me...

Decent viewing.

I recently started The Wire as well. First half of season one is a bit slow but got a lot better towards the end. Season two has started really well too.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Friday, January 30, 2015, 23:07:22
I recently started The Wire as well. First half of season one is a bit slow but got a lot better towards the end. Season two has started really well too.

I've only watched upto episode 5, I agree though, it was a bit of a slow start, but it's really getting quite gritty now.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Saturday, January 31, 2015, 08:58:17
Is it wrong that I find the undateables fucking hilarious.

Your mum's a fucking squirrel.

Brilliant.

That show makes me feel uncomfortable. It's whole reason for being is to laugh at disabled people.


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: jutty274 on Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:15:23
That show makes me feel uncomfortable. It's whole reason for being is to laugh at disabled people.
If you think that the whole point is to laugh at disabled people don't watch the last leg on channel 4, the whole point of that is to laugh at the disabled.
P.S did anybody see the last leg last night with Prick Clegg on it, he is a prick but came out of it okish


Title: Re: Telly Programs
Post by: Bogus Dave on Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:19:55
Difference being that's a program of comedians with disabilities, making jokes about disabilities. It's laughing with them at jokes they are making about themselves.

The undateables, on the other hand, is taking regular members of the public with disabilities (who admittedly willingly go onto the show), putting them in social situations which exacerbate these disabilities and going "LOOK. LOOK HOW THEY ARE DIFFERENT AND HANDLE THESE SITUATIONS. THEY CANT DO IT AS WELL AS YOU OR I. ISNT THIS FUN"


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