TV Quick: talk about things on telly succinctly

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Re: TV Quick: talk about things on telly succinctly

Post by leon » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:16 pm

I rarely find stuff on telly I want to watch these days. I don't have Sky, I don't do the crime dramas or the soaps. But I keep finding myself watching Xtreme Waterparks on the Travel Channel on Freesat. Is there something wrong with me?
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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:15 pm

Just binge watched the first series of Misfits on 4od, and thought it was amazing. Cleverly written, funny, moving, well acted and directed. I hated pretty much all of the main characters at first, but ended up kinda liking them all. I love how low key it all is too.

I'd kind of been put off it because (and this is terrible I know) it was a UK series and I've not seen a decent UK drama show for years, and we tend to be rubbish at sci-fi/fantasy type stuff (don't like new Dr Who, soz). Maybe I should climb out of my arse and watch some more homegrown drama...

(Sorry if there was a thread for this already. Had a quick look but couldn't see anything).

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Re: TV Quick: talk about things on telly succinctly

Post by linus » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:04 pm

dan, have you watched 'utopia'?

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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:26 pm

a fog of ideas wrote:dan, have you watched 'utopia'?
Saw the first episode, thought it looked ok, but missed the second completely (it was off 4od by the time I could watch it).

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Post by linus » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:48 pm

catch it if you can, it's not really science fiction, more a sort of fortnight into the future dystopian paranoid thriller with some nice little offbeat quirks... really good cast too

not that I want to raise your expectations but in this punter's opinion it's definitely a cut above

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Post by islandhopper » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:13 pm

I would second that position. It had it all really. Clever. Funny. Strange. Beautiful to look at.
Trying to think of other great British stuff from recent years now. The Shadow Line on BBC2 was a pretty impressive piece of work.

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Post by linus » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:19 pm

the sound on 'utopia' was amazing too... I really need to watch it again... I came to it with little to no expectations and was mightily impressed

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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:00 pm

I thought Utopia looked intriguing. I'll definitely give it another look if I get a chance.

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Post by islandhopper » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:01 pm

The trails didn't really give much idea about what the programme actually was (which turned out to be a good thing) so we had just left the recordings piling up without giving it much thought. Worked out well though as we were able to gorge on it over a short period of time.
Not sure how I feel about there being a second series, but I'll be delighted of they really pull it off.

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Post by linus » Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:24 am

alright, so I'm watching 'sunday brunch', sometimes that happens, you can't control it... some people live very controlled, terribly mannered, very exact lives where they avoid this shit (I'm assuming), but I'm more freewheeling and loose than that, sometimes things go wrong, so 'sunday brunch' is on... tim lovejoy and the other one were interviewing michaela strachan and they were talking about the wide awake club (which ran from 1984 to 1989... I checked that bit of information... using computer technology) and tim lovejoy says 'oh, I loved the wide awake club, it was great'...

tim, you're a year older than me... in 1984 you would've been 16, in 1989 you would've been 21... are you really suggesting that at any point between the ages of 16 and 21 you would get out of bed, excitedly run to the tv, switch it on and clap your hands and go 'eeeeee!' as timmy mallett, tommy boyd and michaela strach... oh... yeh, yeh, you probably did

I don't know why I'm really that surprised

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Post by leon » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:28 pm

Keep finding myself watching Great Canal Journeys with Timothy West and Prunella Scales. Lovely scenery and little titbits of history, but the best bit is just those two, they're just so sweet and seem to have the kind of loving, caring relationship I'd hope to have at that age. Plus Tim's a Bradford lad.
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Post by Cloudy Cat » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:07 am

One of the Indietracks organizers was on Pointless yesterday. Nat with her friend Joanna. They got to round two. They'll be back on today.
Richard Osman said he'd come to Indietracks, he described it as cool, if they'd let him drive a train with Sonic Youth playing on board.

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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:23 am

Cloudy Cat wrote:One of the Indietracks organizers was on Pointless yesterday. Nat with her friend Joanna. They got to round two. They'll be back on today.
Richard Osman said he'd come to Indietracks, he described it as cool, if they'd let him drive a train with Sonic Youth playing on board.
He also said on Twitter that he wants to go because Allo Darlin and The Popguns are playing!

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Post by graysonscolumn » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:22 pm

An Indiepop Pointless at Indietracks would be a thing of wonderment. As well as possibly the only place on the planet where Christine's Cat wouldn't be a Pointless answer.

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Post by Cloudy Cat » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:27 pm

graysonscolumn wrote:An Indiepop Pointless at Indietracks would be a thing of wonderment. As well as possibly the only place on the planet where Christine's Cat wouldn't be a Pointless answer.

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Post by linus » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:41 pm

I'm impressed with the success of the Rob Brydon brothers, it's confusing they're both called Rob, the one in The Trip, The Trip To Italy, A Cock And Bull Story, Human Remains, Marion & Geoff, even presenting Would I Lie To You? is great but his embarrassing brother on the execrable The Guess List, The Rob Brydon show and a host of other shite is a poor simpering pale imitation of his much more amusing sibling... something should be done

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Post by islandhopper » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:21 am

a fog of ideas wrote:I'm impressed with the success of the Rob Brydon brothers, it's confusing they're both called Rob, the one in The Trip, The Trip To Italy, A Cock And Bull Story, Human Remains, Marion & Geoff, even presenting Would I Lie To You? is great but his embarrassing brother on the execrable The Guess List, The Rob Brydon show and a host of other shite is a poor simpering pale imitation of his much more amusing sibling... something should be done
He's quite an intriguing character in that way. I've been watching a bit of his fake panel show/sitcom thing from a few years back (Annually Retentive) where again he plays a fictionalised version of himself. He's pretty much the same Rob from The Trip but with the worst aspects dialled up even further.
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Post by knibbles » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:40 pm

leon wrote:Keep finding myself watching Great Canal Journeys with Timothy West and Prunella Scales. Lovely scenery and little titbits of history, but the best bit is just those two, they're just so sweet and seem to have the kind of loving, caring relationship I'd hope to have at that age. Plus Tim's a Bradford lad.
They keep crashing in to stuff! I watch it just for the crashes. I bet they never get their deposit back on any of the boats.
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Post by leon » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:53 am

knibbles wrote:They keep crashing in to stuff! I watch it just for the crashes. I bet they never get their deposit back on any of the boats.
I know! Prunella keeps forgetting to untie the ropes too so they get jerked back suddenly. She's a bloody trooper opening and closing all the locks though while Tim stands there holding the rudder.
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Re: TV Quick: talk about things on telly succinctly

Post by linus » Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:18 pm

'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...

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