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Post by Murray » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:16 pm

a fog of ideas wrote:'When Corden met Barlow'... I hope the Barlow turns out to be Tracey... her with a blunt weapon... both of them down a dark alley...
I saw a trailer for that earlier. Wish I hadn't.

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Post by sweepingthenation » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:14 pm

The indiepop takeover of TV quizzing continues next week: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b042tsj6


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Post by noLooking » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:13 am

A new series of 'Revenge' has started on E4, somewhat bafflingly as the 'revenge' of the title is now apparently complete (though doubtless someone will end up walking out of the shower or something). For the uninitiated, this is a kind of 'Count of Monte Cristo 90210', with the main draw being the steely gaze of impeccably groomed anti-heroine Emily Thorne as she seeks to stick another knife in the back of one of the improbably large number of people who were responsible for her father's death. I always feel slightly soiled after watching it, but to my knowledge I've never missed an episode. Anyone else? Or should I seek help.

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Post by darvé » Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:33 pm

We saw (and enjoyed) Season 1 - even though it quite quickly became somewhat ludicrous in it's plot. That was enough for us though, i think we may have watched the first one or two episodes of season 2 but then it became one of those shows that just clogged up room on the Sky+ and eventually was decided it could happily be deleted.

Interesting that it is still going.. i cant begin to imagine how far it would have deviated from it's initial concept.
and that snare drum, that drum roll
means we've got a winner

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Post by noLooking » Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:54 pm

darvé wrote:Interesting that it is still going.. i cant begin to imagine how far it would have deviated from it's initial concept.
Erm, not much 'til this series (you've no idea how many people stitched up her dad, who it was revealed at the end of the last series is, rather self-defeatingly, still alive (I think) (it's getting a bit confusing)). It has been increasingly ridiculous though - did you get as far as the bit where it was revealed that Emily had been trained in revenge by a Japanese sensei? TV gold.

I think I'm a bit more tolerant of this stuff 'cos I don't watch the soaps, I get all my melodrama and foolishness in one go, so the progressive slide into 'Sunset Beach' territory hasn't really bothered me that much. It's never really been the same since it stopped being sponsored by Chambord Black Rasperry Liqueur though.

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Post by lynsosaurus » Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:02 pm

I unashamedly watch 'Revenge'. It is completely ridiculous and soapy and overblown and I LOVE IT.

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Post by noLooking » Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:43 pm

Ooooh brill, another fan! I thought I might find one here because I'd always put 'Revenge' and indiepop together, although for no other reason that I once heard 'Tears For Affairs' by Camera Obscura in the background of a romantic scene.

But who's your favourite character, after Emily of course (she who is Queen)? Mine used to be Takeda, just for the sheer ridiculous improbability of his existence, but since he died it's been Nolan all the way. I like it when his humorous, cynical exterior slips and he gets all slushy and starts discussing emotional 'issues'. I'm also a big fan of his posh boy, sticky up hair in the new series, although I can't remember if he's had that before.

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Post by lynsosaurus » Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:45 pm

Is it weird that I don't like *any* of the characters? They're all dicks!

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Post by noLooking » Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:09 pm

Heh, I can absolutely understand that! I think I just like the idea of them (especially Takeda), but I wouldn't want to spend any time with them, they'd have drained your bank account and be spending the money on a yacht within about half an hour.

I suppose Jack's quite nice, but it just makes him so extraordinarily dull when he's set against all the schemers and backstabbers, plus he's a policeman now, which is never a good look, and y'know, just.....WHY? Why would you do that if all your friends are criminals one way or another? How will that end well? Moron.

I still like Nolan

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Post by lynsosaurus » Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:31 pm

I quite like Nolan but I think I'd probably like him more if I could get over how ridiculously easy it seems to be for him to hack everything and anything. He just does some fast typing and makes a few faces and he's sorted.

I quite liked that lass that Daniel used to go out with and then cheated on Emily with at some point. I think I liked her for about an episode.

I think I mainly watch it just to see how ridiculous the next plot twist can be.

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Post by tonieee » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:50 pm

They're repeating the first series of Plebs which we missed the first time. I really enjoyed the second series last year. It's like a gentler Inbetweeeners in Roman times with ska music.

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Post by Wheatabeat » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:20 pm

The Undateables? Hideous look-and-point exploitative TV or does it make you go right warm and fuzzy inside whenever any of the guys/girls have a successful date? I'm definitely in the latter category. I find I feel almost as nervous as them in as much as I want them to find love and be happy.

I bet most people find it hideously exploitative though, don't they?
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Post by linus » Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:46 am

??? The thing with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger?

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Post by darvé » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:28 pm

lynsosaurus wrote:I quite like Nolan but I think I'd probably like him more if I could get over how ridiculously easy it seems to be for him to hack everything and anything. He just does some fast typing and makes a few faces and he's sorted.
This is a real bugbear of mine over a number of shows.. well, 2..

Willow in early Buffy before she used magic for everything was the same, they needed something? she'd get her laptop out and 10seconds later they'd have it..

Garcia in Criminal Minds is the same, and yet a lot worse. She's - of course - the groups computer wizz so she should be good at that, but every epsisode it's the same.. bad guy does something > The BAU investigate > bad guy has hostage > Garcia takes literally seconds to find out where they live, their whole history, who their favourite Dr Who is and what they had for dinner last night > BAU show up and save the day..

I like to comment to Clare, annoyingly, how convenient it is that she's saved the day again.. I'm funny me.

I also, of course realise it is only a TV show and it's a necessary point for plot movement, but it's EVERY WEEK?

Lastly, as i type this.. i realise both characters were romantically involved with Nicholas Brandon so they're probably ONE AND THE SAME PERSON ANYWAY
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means we've got a winner

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Post by Wheatabeat » Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:05 pm

a fog of ideas wrote:??? The thing with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger?
:-D
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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:42 pm

I have been much enjoying the second series of Inside No 9. Pemberton and Sheersmith just seem to be amazing at telling a complete story in 30 minutes. The one with Sheridan Smith made me cry like an infant.

The only one I haven't been too fussed about was the witch trial one, as I found the tonal shifts a bit too much.
SpoilerShow
One minute there's bawdy blow job jokes, the next an old woman is being tortured. Saw the ending coming a mile off as well.

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Post by noLooking » Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:51 pm

Dan Pop-o-matic wrote:I have been much enjoying the second series of Inside No 9. Pemberton and Sheersmith just seem to be amazing at telling a complete story in 30 minutes. The one with Sheridan Smith made me cry like an infant.

The only one I haven't been too fussed about was the witch trial one, as I found the tonal shifts a bit too much.
SpoilerShow
One minute there's bawdy blow job jokes, the next an old woman is being tortured. Saw the ending coming a mile off as well.
I've found it really engrossing, but it doesn't feel as funny as the first series - it seems to be veering off into grim little playlets like "The League of Gentlemen" did in the third series, except much better than that.

I actually quite enjoyed the 'witchfinder' one [clearly we couldn't agree on everything : ) ], it sort of captures that kind of sadistic Carry On film atmosphere that you get in old hammer movies. Thought Ruth Sheen was brill as well. I didn't see the ending coming because I'm essentially dull-witted and gullible, but that does have it's uses in TV suspense.

Watching the last one I got to thinking: Is it just me or has Claire Skinner not aged a day since she was in 'Naked'? I think she was born aged 26 and stayed there ever since.

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Post by noLooking » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:08 pm

In fact, Ruth Sheen, Claire Skinner, Mark Benton and Jane Horrocks: Is "Inside No. 9" turning into a Mike Leigh star retirement home?

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Post by crystalball » Tue May 05, 2015 1:23 pm

Anyone been watching any of that slow telly stuff on BBC Four? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02q34z8. It's the greatest thing that's ever happened. Chris Watson's Dawn Chorus and the glass programme particularly, but yeah, God.

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