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Title: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on November 15, 2010, 08:53:40 PM
I rarely watch tv but do like the odd series. My faves at the moment are The Apprentice (current UK series and the far better US version with Donald Trump which is in its 10th series).

Also, An Idiot Abroad is very funny.

Karl Pilkington in An Idiot Abroad: First Look Sneak Peek Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpePyoqbtJ0#ws)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Pendragon on November 15, 2010, 09:08:49 PM
yeah I like the apprentice,the uk version, but I can't do with Donald Trump. the "inbetweeners " is a good comedy.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Fester on November 16, 2010, 12:45:26 AM
The Apprentice is a load of pretentious, pompous and aggressive garbage.

I spent far too long in corporate life, watching the politics of halfwits such as these as they climbed the 'greasy pole' , to find it entertaining.
I find it stressful to watch,  almost as stressful as those D List celebrities eating live creatures in the jungle.

Mrs Fester loves it, probably because she still has to work with idiots such as them.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 16, 2010, 07:30:26 AM
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The Apprentice is a load of pretentious, pompous and aggressive garbage.


that's why I like it, totally different to my real life  D)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Yorkie on November 16, 2010, 08:51:12 AM
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The Apprentice is a load of pretentious, pompous and aggressive garbage.
I spent far too long in corporate life, watching the politics of halfwits such as these as they climbed the 'greasy pole' , to find it entertaining.
I find it stressful to watch,  almost as stressful as those D List celebrities eating live creatures in the jungle.
Mrs Fester loves it, probably because she still has to work with idiots such as them.

I would not give one of them houseroom in any of my (or my employer's) companies.  They are just like a load of kids with their arguing and squabbling.   And they are the sort of silly billies that we have to rely on to lead the country in the future!   As Sargeant Frazer would say, "We're DOOMED, DOOMED I say!"   L0L
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Nemesis on November 16, 2010, 08:59:46 AM
Now you're talking--- best comedy ever.    Love poor old Godfrey with his overactive bladder !
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 16, 2010, 09:17:18 AM
My favourite comedy has to be 'One foot in the grave' closely followed by 'Fawlty Towers'  D)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: suepp on November 16, 2010, 10:43:45 AM
I used to like "Come Dine with Me" when it was about people genuinely trying to produce a decent meal for a group of strangers, but now it seems to be full of TV"wannabees" some of whom can't cook and others who don't like good food, and most of them only there to wind up others and show off their plastic showhomes
  )*)&

The other TV shows I never miss are "Dexter" and "Criminal MInds" (not quite sure what that says about me !)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: white rabbit on November 16, 2010, 11:33:21 AM
Suepp - I agree with tou about Come Dine with Me - I think it's more a question of "be on a show" as with lots of this type of programmes :rage:
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: suepp on November 16, 2010, 12:00:06 PM
I was once on a TV show, A  group of us from Bangor Tech were staying at the Devonshire street YHA in London when we were told of a "Disco"  in the Basement, When we got there and saw the cameras, we were told it was a documentary promote British tea! Jimmy Savile was the DJ so that was exciting, next he introduced Dr Magnus Pyke who was telling us interesting scientific facts between records, after about 15 minutes Eammon Andrews arrived to surprise Dr Pyke with the big red book - "This is your Life"!  When they left to go to the real studio Jimmy stayed and chatted to us, he was a real gent, and told us of places he'd been to in North Wales. He had half a moustache and a beard at the time and a large ring on his finger that he used as an ashtray for his enormous cigar!

I never did see the actual programme, I think it may have been Live at the time (around 1975)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Pendragon on November 25, 2010, 10:27:01 PM
Sat here now with a bottle of wine watching "secret millionaire" It's excellent, I'd love to do that. What an inspirational programme.

 *&(
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Trojan on November 25, 2010, 11:19:10 PM
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Sat here now with a bottle of wine watching "secret millionaire" It's excellent, I'd love to do that. What an inspirational programme.

 *&(

Was it an expensive bottle?  8)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Pendragon on November 25, 2010, 11:30:57 PM
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Was it an expensive bottle?  8)
I'll be honest... no it's not, its probably never even seen a grape. Hubby calls it giggly pop, the rest of us call it Lambrini (how cheap is that.........I don't need you to advise thanks Trojan) Thing is real wine goes straight to my head, plus I don't really like the taste....................next  ZXZ
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Fester on November 25, 2010, 11:50:12 PM
Angie, if you really do want to give away large sums of money to deserving causes... don't let me stop you.

In fact I would like to nominate the FBDF,   Festers Beer Drinking Fund.     Z** Z** Z**
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Ian on November 26, 2010, 08:18:35 AM
BOT:

House, Stargate Universe, The Big Bang Theory, Frasier, The Big Bang Theory, MASH (long gone but still surprisingly relevant), Pillars of the Earth (but a schmaltzy ending), most stuff on Sky Arts, the Proms, oh - and did I mention The Big Bang Theory?
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Nemesis on November 26, 2010, 11:36:47 AM
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I was once on a TV show, A  group of us from Bangor Tech were staying at the Devonshire street YHA in London when we were told of a "Disco"  in the Basement, When we got there and saw the cameras, we were told it was a documentary promote British tea! Jimmy Savile was the DJ so that was exciting, next he introduced Dr Magnus Pyke who was telling us interesting scientific facts between records, after about 15 minutes Eammon Andrews arrived to surprise Dr Pyke with the big red book - "This is your Life"!  When they left to go to the real studio Jimmy stayed and chatted to us, he was a real gent, and told us of places he'd been to in North Wales. He had half a moustache and a beard at the time and a large ring on his finger that he used as an ashtray for his enormous cigar!
I never did see the actual programme, I think it may have been Live at the time (around 1975)




Met him in 1979 when my Dad was a patient in Leeds General Infirmary. Jimmy worked as a volunteer porter
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: suepp on November 26, 2010, 11:43:03 AM
When my mum worked nights in Llandudno hospital she came across him in the staff canteen there and had a good chat with him!
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Trojan on November 26, 2010, 05:17:06 PM
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When my mum worked nights in Llandudno hospital she came across him in the staff canteen there and had a good chat with him!

Well....howz about that then!
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on November 28, 2010, 09:38:14 PM
The Louis Theroux documentary on Jimmy Saville was fascinating.

When Louis Theroux met Jimmy Savile - the flat in Scarborough - BBC (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzf_o71tn7w#)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Fester on December 02, 2010, 10:38:51 PM
Is it me, or does anyone else think that Jenny Eclair (on the Jungle Celebrity thingy), looks a lot like Ben Elton?
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Scott on December 02, 2010, 11:05:46 PM
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The Louis Theroux documentary on Jimmy Saville was fascinating.

I agree it was he's one very strange bloke.
I went on a biking weekend to Fort William recently (it's a damn long way to go for a weekend from Yorkshire) but we drove right past his house down Glencoe it's the tiniest little place in the middle of nowhere but the scenery was absolutely awesome and it was quite obvious that he likes isolation.

We did check as we past by....there was no-one around and no shell suit on the washing line  L0L
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Ian on December 03, 2010, 07:57:58 AM
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I agree it was he's one very strange bloke.

I think that's an understatement.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Nemesis on December 03, 2010, 10:41:05 AM
My OH knew a lady in Leeds in the 60s called Muriel Smith who was Jimmy's hairdresser. He had every colour under the sun from week to week including tartan ! Jimmy that was before you all jump in with both feet !
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Pendragon on January 15, 2011, 01:39:48 PM
I was flicking through the channels last night and came across a programme called Tool Academy.  It was so funny. Basically 12 girlfriends nominated their boyfriends to take part in the programme. The lads thought they were taking part in a competition to be Britains Hunkiest Guy. I know its tight but I had to laugh when the lads found out why they were actually there, their faces were a picture, a lot of male ego bruising going on.  _))* _))* Tool Academy does exactly what it says on the tin.
You know when Ann Robinson says "you are the weakest link" well on this programme the loser of the day gets told "sorry mate, you are just a tool" hehehehe brilliant.

Can you imagine if the shoe was on the other foot and your boyfriend had said he was entering you into a contest for Britains Best Girlfriend, only to arrive and discover you were actually anything but.  L0L

No sack that, Its not funny, I'd actually go mental.
Afraid I'm hooked now, got to watch it again.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on February 03, 2011, 08:47:49 PM
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. That is all.  :o ;D
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: TheMedz on February 03, 2011, 08:57:08 PM
My son and his girlfriend brought this to our attention when we went over to see him in Uni last week. I'm now going back through the web archives to get the previous few programmes in  the series.  Unbelievable.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on February 03, 2011, 09:03:59 PM
I have to thank Mrs Fester for pointing me in the direction of this one.  :o

Interesting in lots of ways, especially in how the normal image of the gypsy/traveller community is challenged. The moral code for the young girls is far stricter than for girls in the normal community - cant go out on their own, cant go on a date unless chaperoned, cant drink alcohol until they get married etc.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Fester on February 04, 2011, 12:42:36 AM
Can't get a job.... can't pay income tax..........can't contribute to society in any way....

Mrs Fester watches rubbish!
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Trojan on February 04, 2011, 01:57:12 AM
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Can't get a job.... can't pay income tax..........can't contribute to society in any way....

Mrs Fester watches rubbish!

 _))* L0L _))* L0L _))* L0L _))*
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Ian on February 04, 2011, 09:11:27 AM
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The moral code for the young girls is far stricter than for girls in the normal community - cant go out on their own, cant go on a date unless chaperoned, cant drink alcohol until they get married etc.

But...they have to leave school at 12 or 13, to take care of the extended family, they have a very sexually precocious behaviour when dancing, even from a very young age it seems, and the same strictures don't appear to apply to the boys.  

What's been disappointing is that we've only seen the Irish Travellers thus far;  I'd be more interested in seeing the Roma.  
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on February 04, 2011, 12:32:31 PM
2 of the 3 things you mentioned also apply to the mainstream community, Ian!
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Ian on February 04, 2011, 01:52:46 PM
Indeed, but you said

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   The moral code for the young girls is far stricter than for girls in the normal community

and I was simply pointing out that there are some inherent contradictions within the very tribal mores to which they adhere.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on February 04, 2011, 02:01:49 PM
Not really contradictions though, are they, as it all ties in together with the overall aim of the girls both retaining their honour and becoming a desirable wife. The girls may dress provocatively at a relatively young age but that's practising to advertise their suitability as future wives. I'd suspect there are practically no gypsy single mothers.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: suepp on February 04, 2011, 04:39:39 PM
probably because they become submissive - watching the "grabbing" ritual last night  some of the behaviour verged on assault,
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Ian on February 05, 2011, 09:29:13 AM
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Not really contradictions though, are they, as it all ties in together with the overall aim of the girls both retaining their honour and becoming a desirable wife.

I suspect the contradictions lie in the morality aspect. And I wonder how strong the Gay community is there?
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: brumbob on February 05, 2011, 07:15:18 PM
Favourite TV at the mo is Benidorm
A bit late getting into this but just finished watching series 1-3 + the specials
can't wait for series 4 in March
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Fester on February 05, 2011, 09:32:00 PM
Mrs F and I have just returned from Benidorm... first went 2 years ago as the in laws love it there...

I have to admit that I loved it too.
The cheesiness of the Benidorm programme is there in abundance.

But, so are classy hotels and restuarants, traditional tapas bars and a beautiful promenade and beach.

The first 2 series were hilarious, I can watch them over again... the third series was a bit contrived, and they ran out of ideas a bit.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Trojan on February 06, 2011, 04:21:06 AM
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And I wonder how strong the Gay community is there?

Rupert "Romantic Romany" can bench-press 200lbs.





Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: brumbob on February 08, 2011, 06:35:56 PM
It's been confirmed. The new series of Benidorm starts at 9pm on Friday 25th February!
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Barbiroli on February 15, 2011, 01:29:07 AM
Great <:<:<:<
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: brumbob on February 15, 2011, 11:11:01 PM
Hey, anybody else watching the new series of Hawaii Five-0 on Sky, it's really rather good  :)

Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Pendragon on February 15, 2011, 11:15:30 PM
"Book him Danno" No haven't seen it yet Bob

They'll have a new series of "Fantasy island" next
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: brumbob on February 15, 2011, 11:42:51 PM
the plane boss, the plane  :)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: brumbob on February 17, 2011, 10:10:42 PM
Funny Advert

Squirrel playing football (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaWA1vKmSNQ#ws)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Pendragon on February 17, 2011, 10:26:18 PM
 _))* _))* Wicked  L0L
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Pendragon on February 17, 2011, 10:30:00 PM
These are funny too.  They're not rude honest.

Top Funny Ads (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2kxto3zBqg#)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: brumbob on April 02, 2011, 11:13:30 AM
Loving the new series of Benidorm,
Jaqueline singing in Bananarama was class
some great one liners 'Chorizo sausage in cider'
and Mateo getting arrested for soliciting was hilarious
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Ian on April 02, 2011, 02:52:01 PM
Most of the shows we watch are on Sky: House (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0412142/), Big Bang Theory (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0898266/) (incredibly funny) and we're currently working our way through the box set of Lost (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0411008/).

Lost is superb, with complex, interweaving story lines and finely drawn characters, plus an outstanding location.  If you're wiling to take the time with it, and enjoy complex ScFi, then you  will enjoy Lost.

Every so often, US TV comes along with shows that challenge viewers and make them work.  West Wing (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0200276/) was one such, and it's in the same stable as Lost. Thinking about, you probably don't need a TV these days;  simply buy the box sets of the best of the shows that arrive. 
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: brumbob on April 02, 2011, 03:25:59 PM
or 'cough' download them  :-X
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Ian on April 22, 2011, 08:09:24 AM
Didn't take to Dexter, but Vampire Diaries was okay, for a while, but I eventually stopped watching.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on April 22, 2011, 08:45:59 AM
The Hotel Inspector, featuring the lovely Alex Polizzi.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Nemesis on April 22, 2011, 12:45:22 PM
Last week's B&B was filthy---Yeuk ! She wouldn't stay the night !
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Ian on October 12, 2011, 06:36:19 PM
About five weeks ago a rather odd, indeed - surreal - programme appeared on Sky Atlantic. Called "This is Jinsy' (http://skyatlantic.sky.com/shows/this-is-jinsy) , originally piloted on BBC 3.

It's very odd, but at the same time strangely compelling.  In fact, it's funny, clean, intelligent and fairly original. The two leads also play most of the parts but the most significant aspect is the legion of top quality performers they've had lining up to be involved. Simon Callow was the latest, but Harry Hill, David Tennant, Catherine Tate and Nigel planer - to name but four - have all appeared.  This is good stuff: they don't do easy gags, or cheap laughs.  There are repeated aspects - such as the Island Singers - which are a delight.

Well worth watching.
Title: X Factor
Post by: Hugo on December 07, 2011, 06:23:11 PM
Fans of X Factor cried "fix" last night according to the Daily Mirror today. Apparently a music chain offered the chance to pre order Amelia Lily's winner's single -  four days before the grand final!
How come her single is available but not the other two contestants singles?
There have been allegations of phone rigging in the past with other shows so I would have thought the voting system would have been more transparent and the viewers made aware of how many votes each contestant has received.
Title: Re: X Factor
Post by: Pendragon on December 07, 2011, 06:48:44 PM
Oh do me a favour of course it's bloody rigged.  I mean Jedward won one year and what a pair of annoying quiffed Muppets they were, it's utter brain numbing crap.  Wagner the geriatric, couldn't sing if he tried, leather clad old has been, not a chance did ordinary people vote for him, no he was left in as he was a talking point even if it was negative. he was the male version of Margarita Pracatan from the Clive James show.  Talking of Clive James he once said "watching this, made me want to pull off my head and give it a good wash out with hot soapy water" I rest my case  ;D

Margarita Pracatan - New York New York (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hpkP2mb4SA#)   Magarita Pracatan for those to young to remember.
Title: Re: X Factor
Post by: Yorkie on December 07, 2011, 06:59:51 PM
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There have been allegations of phone rigging in the past with other shows so I would have thought the voting system would have been more transparent and the viewers made aware of how many votes each contestant has received.

I personaly think that all voting should be by a "live panel" in the theatre, present at the time of the performance.  Then you would get an honest vote 'cos they would not be coruptable, would they?????    _))*    _))*    _))*
Title: Re: X Factor
Post by: Hugo on December 08, 2011, 10:25:13 AM
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There have been allegations of phone rigging in the past with other shows so I would have thought the voting system would have been more transparent and the viewers made aware of how many votes each contestant has received.

I personaly think that all voting should be by a "live panel" in the theatre, present at the time of the performance.  Then you would get an honest vote 'cos they would not be coruptable, would they?????    _))*    _))*    _))*

You could well be right Yorkie but they are only after money and that's why they have the phone in's.   I don't think that Jedward won the X Factor but they did manipulate their singing by turning down the mic's of Jedward and turning up the mic's of the backing group so as to drown the awful racket that Jedwood produced.
 Since then they have tampered with the autotune for acts like Wagner and recently Kitty.  The whole business stinks anyway and I'm surprised that I still watch this stuff.
Title: Re: X Factor
Post by: Hugo on December 11, 2011, 10:39:37 AM
Well the Daily Mirror got it wrong, Amelia Lily was kicked out last night. 

  I watched about 15 minutes of the programme and then switched off as it was a load of rubbish.
Won't be watching any of it tonight though!
Title: Re: X Factor
Post by: Bri Roberts on December 11, 2011, 02:23:04 PM
Hugo, I have not watched it since our youngest got knocked out in the second round in Manchester a few years ago in favour of individuals who definitely could not sing.
Title: Re: X Factor
Post by: Hugo on December 11, 2011, 03:25:43 PM
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Hugo, I have not watched it since our youngest got knocked out in the second round in Manchester a few years ago in favour of individuals who definitely could not sing.

I think that you've done the wisest thing Bri, I've always thought that it was rigged to get the acts through that would generate the most money for the show whether they could sing or not.
This year was worse than the others so next year I'll do like you have and not bother at all. 
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Yorkie on January 10, 2012, 09:19:02 AM
One of the biggest laughs on TV for a long time must be Mrs Brow's Boys on BBC 1 - all I can say is it is feckin' hilarious!    L0L

Providing, of course, that one does not object to the word "fecking" being used in almost evey line of dialogue!    :D   :laugh:   ;)     WWW
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Fester on January 10, 2012, 11:26:34 AM
The first time I watched it, I thought it was a load of offensive, pointless nonsense... the sort of thing I expected my old Mum to dislike with a passion.

Then I was forced (by my Mum of all people) to watch the Xmas special.
I was quite impressed actually, and it is cleverly done in front of a studio audience.
Mum loves it!   I can kind of appreciate it.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Ian on January 10, 2012, 11:32:37 AM
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Mum loves it!   I can kind of appreciate it.

Fastest selling DVD this Christmas, apparently.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Fester on January 17, 2012, 06:03:36 PM
Funnily enough my Mum watched this weeks episode... and didn't like it .... TOO SWEARY, she said!

Title: Dancing on Ice - YUCK!
Post by: martin on January 22, 2012, 07:06:28 PM
I cannot stand it, how can Prancing on Ice go on for so long, tonight the two combined "shows" are on for 3 hours 20 minutes, and my wife insists on viewing this total crap.  If I got into number 10 the very first thing I would do is outlaw ITV. Z@@
Title: Re: Dancing on Ice - YUCK!
Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 22, 2012, 07:32:23 PM
Don't worry, Top Gear is back soon D) ^*^0
Title: Re: Dancing on Ice - YUCK!
Post by: martin on January 22, 2012, 07:38:50 PM
Oh!  I really am lost for words :-X 
Title: Re: Dancing on Ice - YUCK!
Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 22, 2012, 08:52:32 PM
 L0L
Title: Re: Dancing on Ice - YUCK!
Post by: suepp on January 22, 2012, 09:11:30 PM
one remedy would be for Jeremy Clarkson to appear as a contestant, I would definitely give it a miiss
Title: Re: Dancing on Ice - YUCK!
Post by: dwsi on January 22, 2012, 09:15:38 PM
I take it you are more of a 'strictly come dancing' kind of person  ;D
Title: Re: Dancing on Ice - YUCK!
Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 22, 2012, 09:18:14 PM
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one remedy would be for Jeremy Clarkson to appear as a contestant, I would definitely give it a miiss

I would watch it then!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Dancing on Ice - YUCK!
Post by: martin on January 22, 2012, 09:29:13 PM
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I take it you are more of a 'strictly come dancing' kind of person  ;D
Not really, I just hate ITV and when one of their 3 to 4 hours over the weekend shows comes to an end, there is a few weeks respite before another heap of crap starts, and all of them asking millions of empty headed viewers to phone the premium rate phone to vote, vote, vote!  I will ignore any further mentions of that twit J Clarkson.  There, I'm done. :'(
Title: Re: Dancing on Ice - YUCK!
Post by: dwsi on January 22, 2012, 09:46:12 PM
these premium rate phone lines are a good source of revenue for a commercial broadcaster, revenue from advertising has hit rock bottom
Title: Re: Dancing on Ice - YUCK!
Post by: Nemesis on January 23, 2012, 09:24:42 AM
 :rage: The whole thing has gone down the drain--I shall refrain from commenting on the new judges-- one of them makes me feel like throwing something at the TV.
ITV has more adverts than programmes nowadays. Most of those drive me nuts as well. I'm done as well !
Title: Re: Dancing on Ice - YUCK!
Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 23, 2012, 09:32:25 AM
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:rage: The whole thing has gone down the drain--I shall refrain from commenting on the new judges-- one of them makes me feel like throwing something at the TV.
ITV has more adverts than programmes nowadays. Most of those drive me nuts as well. I'm done as well !

I've never watched it but then I can't stand dancing, skating etc, strangely though I do like XFactor (better with Simon Cowell in it)  But Top Gear is back next Sunday  <:<:<:<
Title: Re: Dancing on Ice - YUCK!
Post by: Nemesis on January 23, 2012, 09:33:59 AM
OMG Can't stand that either !
It is worth looking at D on I just to see the antics of the new judge!
Title: Re: Dancing on Ice - YUCK!
Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 23, 2012, 09:45:23 AM
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OMG Can't stand that either ! 

Which one X Factor or Top Gear?


It is worth looking at D on I just to see the antics of the new judge!

Is it that Louis Spence?  I do find him quite entertaining  :laugh:
Title: Re: Dancing on Ice - YUCK!
Post by: martin on January 23, 2012, 09:49:50 AM
Morning all.  ME, you like X Factor, Simon Cowell AND Jeremy Clarkson, flippin' Eck'. this time I am truly lost for words :-X
Title: Re: Dancing on Ice - YUCK!
Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 23, 2012, 09:54:30 AM

 I will ignore any further mentions of that twit J Clarkson.  There, I'm done.


I knew it wouldn't last  ;D ;D 

I can't stand Piers Morgan if that helps at all?  :laugh:

Title: Re: Dancing on Ice - YUCK!
Post by: martin on January 23, 2012, 10:11:26 AM
I am not really saying this as I am still lost for words with your latest revelations regarding X Factor.  Anyway, all I can say in respect of Piers Morgan is that two wrongs do not make a right.  Furthermore, until you mentioned Mr Morgan, I did not really have an opinion on him, having always mentally  put him in the "non-person" classification.  Anyway, that's me, off to blow away the cobwebs down in Conwy.
Title: Re: Dancing on Ice - YUCK!
Post by: Nemesis on January 23, 2012, 10:21:11 AM
X Factor, Big Brother, Get me out of Here, all those type of things make me scream at the TV. Jeremy Clarkson I don't like, but being married to a petrolhead we watch Top Gear-- mainly for the cars, I used to like Hammy, but he has gone a little bit 'trendy' these days. James May amuses me-- he's chaotic!
Simon Cowell-- you can see £ signs going round in his head when he sees something  the likes of Susan Boyle :o
Piers Morgan-- he loves himself doesn't he?
Louis Spence-- Yes that's him!

Blew our cobwebs away in Conwy yesterday afternoon, took the old Classic car for a spin and then had a nice walk.
Title: Re: Dancing on Ice - YUCK!
Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 23, 2012, 11:27:36 AM
I have always hated Big Brother, I'm a Celeb etc etc but for some reason we like the XFactor, I've no idea why, I'd never buy anything they released and it's not really my kind of music (I like rock etc) I like the early programmes with the ones who think they can sing and get stroppy when Simon tells them they can't  WWW  it hooks you in then!

'Simon Cowell-- you can see £ signs going round in his head ' 

I would be the same in his position ;D
Title: Re: Dancing on Ice - YUCK!
Post by: Fester on January 23, 2012, 11:35:08 AM
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:rage: The whole thing has gone down the drain--I shall refrain from commenting on the new judges-- one of them makes me feel like throwing something at the TV.
ITV has more adverts than programmes nowadays. Most of those drive me nuts as well. I'm done as well !

This is precisely why I now Sky-Plus everything, and watch it soon after with a delay.
I haven't seen an advert in ages.
P.S. I quite like X-Factor.
Piers Morgan is very clever, but judging by his recent appearance at the phone-hacking hearing, he is a cynical liar.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Hugo on April 21, 2012, 04:27:46 PM
I like watching a programme on ITV called "Four in a bed" and before anyone makes a comment, it's not a kinky programme that you see after midnight! 
It's about 4 people who run B & B establishments and they stay at each others accommodation and rate it as they think fit.  This week there was a couple from the Orme Court at Llandudno on it and they turned out to be the eventual winners of the show.
The only trouble was that although I recorded the whole series the recorder did not record the stay at the Orme Court.         :rage:
I did however see the highlights of the Orme Court's day on the following day's showing so well done the Orme Court    &well&
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: SDQ on April 21, 2012, 04:32:18 PM
Was the owner called Kelvin by any chance? I think that's the hotel of an old friend.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: SDQ on April 21, 2012, 04:55:47 PM
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Was the owner called Kelvin by any chance? I think that's the hotel of an old friend.

Scrap that. I just looked at their site & it looks like he sold it in 2003.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: norman08 on April 21, 2012, 05:23:23 PM
yes and i see its up for sale again
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Nemesis on April 21, 2012, 06:07:27 PM
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Was the owner called Kelvin by any chance? I think that's the hotel of an old friend.

Carol and Kelvin now own 'Indulgence' Cafe in Clonmel Street. Orme Court is owned by Paul and Janette Smith and yes it is for sale.

Thought that one of the couples on that prog were dreadful, and very unfair to expect things like 4 poster beds, baths and themed rooms. Fair enough if you are paying what they were asking, but not for a lovely place at a modest price like Orme Court.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: JasonW on April 21, 2012, 08:15:44 PM
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The only trouble was that although I recorded the whole series the recorder did not record the stay at the Orme Court.         :rage:
I did however see the highlights of the Orme Court's day on the following day's showing so well done the Orme Court    &well&

You can still catch the episode on 4oD
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/four-in-a-bed/4od#3314211 (http://www.channel4.com/programmes/four-in-a-bed/4od#3314211)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Fester on April 21, 2012, 10:20:07 PM
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Was the owner called Kelvin by any chance? I think that's the hotel of an old friend.

Carol and Kelvin now own 'Indulgence' Cafe in Clonmel Street. Orme Court is owned by Paul and Janette Smith and yes it is for sale.

Thought that one of the couples on that prog were dreadful, and very unfair to expect things like 4 poster beds, baths and themed rooms. Fair enough if you are paying what they were asking, but not for a lovely place at a modest price like Orme Court.

Nemesis, what a nice thing to say about a local business and people who are competitors of yours.
Fair play to you.   $good$ $good$
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Nemesis on April 22, 2012, 09:44:29 AM
Thanks--- I think that most of us in this area wouldn't hesitate to pass trade around-- apart from one or two we are all in touch with each other on a regular basis ! A little help is worth a lot of pity!
Karma !
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Yorkie on April 22, 2012, 01:54:05 PM
Reminds me of one of everyone's favourite TV Shows - Fawlty Towers! 

We had the Ashby in Church Walks for a couple of years but it doesn't seem to be operating as an Hotel nowadays.  I enjoyed the time there - it was a great experience being on the other end of the business for a change!   ZXZ
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Hugo on April 22, 2012, 03:13:50 PM
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The only trouble was that although I recorded the whole series the recorder did not record the stay at the Orme Court.         :rage:
I did however see the highlights of the Orme Court's day on the following day's showing so well done the Orme Court    &well&

You can still catch the episode on 4oD
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/four-in-a-bed/4od#3314211 (http://www.channel4.com/programmes/four-in-a-bed/4od#3314211)

Thanks very much Jason, I'm looking forward to seeing that part of the series.     $good$
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Johann on January 24, 2013, 10:41:25 AM
I used to watch how I met your motehr but now that I have to work all day I dont watch the TV at all! :P
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Hugo on January 27, 2013, 10:48:04 AM
I think that my friend's taste in TV programmes has rapidly gone downhill when he admitted to me that he watches Towie and Big Brother but then I can't criticise because I watch Jeremy Kyle and also have watched Dog the Bounty Hunter.
Beth's bazookas in Dog the Bounty Hunter would frighten the life out of anyone!     ;D
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Hugo on December 31, 2013, 04:44:05 PM
I've just been watching "Winter Road Rescue" on Freeview and part of it is about the people that work on snowploughs especially in the Scottish highlands.
It was quite exciting viewing and those drivers were doing an excellent job, sometimes in very dangerous conditions.   Health and Safety didn't seem to come into it!
I just hope those guys were well rewarded for their effort.
I hope that Mull is safe and sound where he lives because those Scottish Winters are something else.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: dwsi on January 01, 2014, 09:36:17 PM
If you are a fan of Nordic noir detective series, look out for Hinterland on BBC Wales on the 4th of January. Filmed in and around Aberystwyth and well worth watching

BBC website http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03pqypt (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03pqypt)

Trailer Hinterland: Trailer - BBC Cymru Wales (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8qpoDY7olc#ws)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: mull on January 02, 2014, 11:47:47 AM
Thanks for your thoughts Hugo.
All fine up here but not doing much. No snow yet and only one day when we have woken up to frost.
Plenty of rain and severe gales badly affecting ferry services,and blocked roads due falling trees, blown over lorries.Seems to be going on day after day with no end in sight.
Hope you and your group have been able to get out and about over the holiday.  ££$
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Nemesis on January 02, 2014, 12:44:19 PM
An old friend of mine was coming from West Yorkshire to Mull to spend Christmas with her son. Hope she managed to get there with your weather.!
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: hollins on March 08, 2015, 08:32:29 PM
A sign of age.......1975 and I remember it well!
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Yorkie on March 08, 2015, 09:09:13 PM
The first TV programme I saw was the Coronation of the present Queen Elizabeth.  A host of us crowded round a 9 inch screen set!    2nd June 1953.  I was just about to leave Technical College for the big wide World outside, and my first job as a Junior Draughtsman.  Memories!
 ZXZ
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: snowcap on March 08, 2015, 10:41:57 PM
remember it well Yorky i was a mere lad of 11 and we watched it on next doors telly one of the few in the village
about twenty of us kids sat on the floor for what must have been hours.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on July 28, 2015, 09:46:57 AM
Just wondering if anyone has watched an American tv show called 'True Detective'? I believe it can be seen on Sky Atlantic here in the UK.

We've just watched the first series and I think it's the most compelling programme that I've seen in a long time. Superb stuff.

It has an IMDB Rating of 9.3/10.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2356777/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2356777/)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: SDQ on July 28, 2015, 10:13:27 AM
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Just wondering if anyone has watched an American tv show called 'True Detective'? I believe it can be seen on Sky Atlantic here in the UK.

We've just watched the first series and I think it's the most compelling programme that I've seen in a long time. Superb stuff.

It has an IMDB Rating of 9.3/10.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2356777/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2356777/)


I watched it when it was first screened on Sky Atlantic & like most programmes on that channel it was excellent. The second series is half way through at the mo' but I'm waiting for it to end before I watch it in a 'Box Set Binge'. Completely different story though, based in L.A. with Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams & Vince Vaughn in the starring roles.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: born2run on July 28, 2015, 10:34:27 AM
Is it on the on demand boxset thing? If so I will give it a try. Although I am wary if it's one of these american shows with 800 episodes!
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Post by: SDQ on July 28, 2015, 11:54:46 AM
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Is it on the on demand boxset thing? If so I will give it a try. Although I am wary if it's one of these american shows with 800 episodes!


It's available in the Sky Box Sets and the first series is only eight episodes.
I'd also recommend Ray Donovan if you can get it. It stars Liev Schreiber as a 'fixer' to the wealthy who can make just about any problem go away. A good supporting cast with Jon Voight, Elliot Gould and Eddie Marsan.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: born2run on July 28, 2015, 12:04:37 PM
 $good$
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: born2run on July 28, 2015, 12:05:23 PM
Peaky Blinders is my favourite new drama I've seen in a long time. I would recommend that
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on July 28, 2015, 12:26:27 PM
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Is it on the on demand boxset thing? If so I will give it a try. Although I am wary if it's one of these american shows with 800 episodes!
Only 8 episodes, well worth watching.  $good$
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on July 28, 2015, 12:26:55 PM
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Peaky Blinders is my favourite new drama I've seen in a long time. I would recommend that
We just watched Series 1 of that and also found it excellent.  $good$
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: SDQ on July 28, 2015, 01:28:13 PM
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Peaky Blinders is my favourite new drama I've seen in a long time. I would recommend that
We just watched Series 1 of that and also found it excellent.  $good$


HBO have been on excellent form over the last few years.
If you haven't seen them I'd also recommend The Newsroom and Boardwalk Empire.
The daddy of them all though is the mighty Game Of Thrones!
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Ian on July 28, 2015, 03:55:12 PM
Perhaps.  We have found Grimm to be the most fascinating of the series thus far. Big Bang Theory is also a firm favourite.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: SDQ on July 28, 2015, 04:51:58 PM
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Perhaps.


Fact. It's not the world's most illegally downloaded TV programme for nothing!
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Ian on July 28, 2015, 05:12:27 PM
 I enjoy GOT but find it departs too much from the books (issue with most SciFi or Fantasy conversions to TV, it seems). It's true GOT had broken records for illegal downloading but it's not on a FTA channel and so draws competitively few actual viewing figures. It ties with Waking Dead and I notice the top ten illegally downloaded shows have a distinctly juvenile slant.

http://variety.com/2015/digital/news/top-10-pirated-tv-shows-of-2014-game-of-thrones-walking-dead-lead-list-1201390863/ (http://variety.com/2015/digital/news/top-10-pirated-tv-shows-of-2014-game-of-thrones-walking-dead-lead-list-1201390863/)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: SDQ on July 28, 2015, 05:36:27 PM
If you've read the books then you'll know the main reason the TV series has made changes is because they've caught up and are preparing to pass where George R R Martin is at & will need to go their own way owing to how slow he is releasing each installment.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Ian on July 28, 2015, 07:08:45 PM
Yes, but I suppose I still see it a sort of serialised Lord of the Rings without the originality. But our kids love it.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on August 12, 2015, 08:47:19 AM
We've been watching the first series of The Following this week. I've never been a massive fan of Kevin Bacon but he is pretty good in this, and it's a great story, with lots of twists and turns. Recommended!

"THE FBI estimates there are currently up to 300 active serial killers in the United States. What would happen if these killers had a way of communicating and connecting with each other? What if they were able to work together and form alliances as they left a trail of blood across the country? What if one brilliant and charismatic, yet psychotic serial killer was able to bring them all together and activate a cult of believers following his every command?"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2071645/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2071645/)

Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: SDQ on August 12, 2015, 10:08:33 AM
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We've been watching the first series of The Following this week. I've never been a massive fan of Kevin Bacon but he is pretty good in this, and it's a great story, with lots of twists and turns. Recommended!

"THE FBI estimates there are currently up to 300 active serial killers in the United States. What would happen if these killers had a way of communicating and connecting with each other? What if they were able to work together and form alliances as they left a trail of blood across the country? What if one brilliant and charismatic, yet psychotic serial killer was able to bring them all together and activate a cult of believers following his every command?"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2071645/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2071645/)




I've just watched the third series and it appears to be the last unless another channel takes over.
I quite like Kevin Bacon so that was why I started watching but I found it a bit gory at times.
All three series were very gripping as you never knew who you could or couldn't trust.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on September 23, 2015, 08:34:07 AM
Just finished watching the first (and only) series of Harper's Island. I wasn't expecting a lot from the premise, but it turned out to be a very enjoyable watch.  $good$

"Harper's Island was once the scene of a gruesome series of murders. Now, seven years later, family and friends gather on the island for a wedding, but one by one they begin to die."
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1232320/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1232320/)
IMDB Rating: 7.5/10

We've now moved on to The Blacklist. First episode was great, looking forward to watching more.

"Elizabeth 'Liz' Keen, a new FBI profiler has her entire life uprooted when a mysterious criminal, Raymond Reddington, on the FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted List turns himself in and insists on speaking to her."
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2741602/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2741602/)
IMDB Rating: 8.2/10
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: SDQ on September 23, 2015, 03:59:15 PM
The Blacklist is great. I really liked James Spader when he was in Boston Legal and he's even better in this. It get's very interesting as the relationship between Red & Liz is slowly revealed and there are many twists and turns along the way. Well worth watching.

Another good one to look out for is Lie To Me starring Tim Roth. He's excellent in it.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on September 24, 2015, 08:42:09 AM
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The Blacklist is great. I really liked James Spader when he was in Boston Legal and he's even better in this. It get's very interesting as the relationship between Red & Liz is slowly revealed and there are many twists and turns along the way. Well worth watching.

Another good one to look out for is Lie To Me starring Tim Roth. He's excellent in it.
Cheers, will give Lie To Me a go.  $good$
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Hugo on February 09, 2016, 06:07:50 PM
There is a programme on ITV tonight at 9.00pm  called  "Car crash Britain  caught on Camera"  it should be quite interesting and shows the dangers that may arise when driving.
It's one of the reasons why I had a video camera fitted in my car.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: snowcap on February 09, 2016, 08:47:33 PM
it was on late last night, put you off driving on the motorways, some of the shots from the wagons were unbelievable
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Hugo on February 09, 2016, 10:31:20 PM
I've recorded the programme and will watch it tomorrow but the clips shown on the TV are unbelievable just like you've said.   

This is a brief clip of Russian car crashes in 2013


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLgHS_-Eqls (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLgHS_-Eqls)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Ian on February 10, 2016, 07:52:14 AM
I suspect Russia has a serious problem with alcohol. I've watched a few of those compilations, and what's really worrying is the number of drivers who seem to have ready access to guns, baseball bats and other implements of mass damage in an incident.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 10, 2016, 10:46:36 AM
I was overjoyed to see the return of the X Files last Monday on channel 5,  wonderful!  $good$
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Fester on March 08, 2016, 11:47:35 PM
ITV Cymru News,  because I'm developing quite a crush on Andrea Byrne, 
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on March 10, 2016, 02:47:58 PM
The second series of Happy Valley has been pretty good.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Fester on March 10, 2016, 05:48:34 PM
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The second series of Happy Valley has been pretty good.

It's great, but it's full of Yorkshire people!

(also, like Emmerdale, it's full of actors from Bolton, pretending to be from Yorkshire)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on March 11, 2016, 08:59:12 AM
Saw the first episode of Thirteen the other day, looks promising.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03kbqgf (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03kbqgf)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 11, 2016, 11:06:38 AM
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The second series of Happy Valley has been pretty good.

We lived in the same Oxfordshire village as Sally Wainwright, nice lady, erindoors cleaned for her!
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on March 15, 2016, 11:25:47 AM
Has anyone else been watching The Night Manager? I think it's outstanding!  $good$  $good$

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03g13rt (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03g13rt)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Blongb on March 15, 2016, 12:08:41 PM
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Has anyone else been watching The Night Manager? I think it's outstanding!  $good$  $good$

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03g13rt (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03g13rt)
I'm with you on that one Dave, well written and well acted with a credible storyline
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 15, 2016, 12:36:34 PM
It is brilliant! Hugh Laurie plays a great baddie! Seems the next Bond has been found too!
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Fester on March 15, 2016, 07:13:52 PM
It's gripping stuff, but I have some real problems with the scripting, which at times has bizarre and unnecessary events chucked in which have no relevance to the plot.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 15, 2016, 11:08:08 PM
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It's gripping stuff, but I have some real problems with the scripting, which at times has bizarre and unnecessary events chucked in which have no relevance to the plot.

Real life does that quite often!  :D
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on May 04, 2016, 10:45:48 AM
Just finished the second series of True Detective. It didn't get a great critical reception but I thought it was fantastic anyway, well worth watching.

We've now just started on Game of Thrones and are halfway through Season 1. It's gripping stuff!
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Fester on May 04, 2016, 11:48:39 AM
Game of Thrones is rubbish,  but still available on catch up TV is 'The People vs OJ Simpson'

Absolutely captivating, and you we all know the outcome (or we think we do), but the lengths the legal people and politicians went to during the saga beggars belief.

One of the best drama documentaries I've ever seen, and superbly scripted and acted.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: SDQ on May 04, 2016, 01:01:52 PM
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Game of Thrones is rubbish


You know nothing Fester!
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Fester on May 04, 2016, 01:23:52 PM
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Game of Thrones is rubbish


You know nothing Fester!
As is borne out by my less-than impressive win-loss percentage against you at Scrabble!!
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We've now just started on Game of Thrones and are halfway through Season 1. It's gripping stuff!

We have never watched Game of Thrones but when we were in Ireland we kept being asked if we were fans of the series because much of it is filmed in the areas we were visiting.
They do Games of Thrones tours.

http://blog.visitbelfast.com/game-of-thrones (http://blog.visitbelfast.com/game-of-thrones)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on May 19, 2016, 09:32:20 AM
Just finished Season 2 of Game of Thrones and it's just getting better and better.  $good$
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Fester on May 19, 2016, 11:59:49 AM
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Just finished Season 2 of Game of Thrones and it's just getting better and better.  $good$

Look, we've been through this already, I've already told you, it's rubbish!
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Post by: born2run on May 19, 2016, 03:28:13 PM
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Just finished Season 2 of Game of Thrones and it's just getting better and better.  $good$

Look, we've been through this already, I've already told you, it's rubbish!

For once I agree with Fester  :o
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Post by: SDQ on May 19, 2016, 07:51:43 PM
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Just finished Season 2 of Game of Thrones and it's just getting better and better.  $good$

Look, we've been through this already, I've already told you, it's rubbish!


I'm sorry, but you're just WRONG!
How much of it have you actually watched before making this decision?
I genuinely think it is the best television series ever produced and the scale of it is just EPIC.
I'm half way through Season 6 at the moment and can promise DaveR he hasn't seen anything yet, scenes like the Red Wedding leave you absolutely speechless and are so pivotal you wonder where the story can go next but it always finds a way and just gets better and better!
As I said previously, "You know nothing Fester!"  (DaveR will get this reference in Season 3!)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Fester on May 19, 2016, 11:54:27 PM
I watched quite a bit of it actually, because I liked the spectacle of it, the CGI effects and most certainly the excellent theme tune.
But then I got turned off by some of childish notions of these inter-connecting lands, the gratuitous violence seemingly just for the shock value, and the extent of the fantasy, (pet dragons etc)
It was like an X rated Harry Potter almost.
Then, 2 weeks ago I started watching again, the latest series.  I even Sky-plussed the series.
Again I was mesmerised by the effects,  but then my same old objections came to the fore again, so I cancelled it off.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Ian on May 20, 2016, 08:04:47 AM
It certainly divides opinions. One thing I disliked was the tendency for the writers to make a character very appealing and then bump 'em off. But it whiles away 40 minutes or so when I'm bored. Our eldest is a huge fan of the show, however, while the younger can take it or leave it. FWIW I think Grimm is the best show - although even that's starting to show cracks, so convoluted has the story now become.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on May 20, 2016, 08:46:20 AM
I was a bit sceptical about it before I started watching, as 'swords & sorcery' has never been my cup of tea. But I have to say that it is gripping stuff and I am really enjoying it.  $good$
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on May 27, 2016, 10:52:37 AM
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I'm sorry, but you're just WRONG!
How much of it have you actually watched before making this decision?
I genuinely think it is the best television series ever produced and the scale of it is just EPIC.
I'm half way through Season 6 at the moment and can promise DaveR he hasn't seen anything yet, scenes like the Red Wedding leave you absolutely speechless and are so pivotal you wonder where the story can go next but it always finds a way and just gets better and better!
As I said previously, "You know nothing Fester!"  (DaveR will get this reference in Season 3!)
Saw the Red Wedding last night, certainly didn't see THAT coming!! Excellent stuff!
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: SDQ on May 27, 2016, 12:49:23 PM
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I'm sorry, but you're just WRONG!
How much of it have you actually watched before making this decision?
I genuinely think it is the best television series ever produced and the scale of it is just EPIC.
I'm half way through Season 6 at the moment and can promise DaveR he hasn't seen anything yet, scenes like the Red Wedding leave you absolutely speechless and are so pivotal you wonder where the story can go next but it always finds a way and just gets better and better!
As I said previously, "You know nothing Fester!"  (DaveR will get this reference in Season 3!)
Saw the Red Wedding last night, certainly didn't see THAT coming!! Excellent stuff!


There are some good YouTube clips of viewer's reactions to the Red Wedding, quite funny.
After it became obvious there were going to be many twists and turns people started filming themselves for viewer reaction videos and some are quite good. Last week's episode The Door was another biggie so make sure if you watch any that you've actually seen the episode first as they're full of spoilers!
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on July 04, 2016, 10:59:16 AM
Our 'Games of Thrones' Marathon has ended!! We're now completely up to date, and the final 2 episodes were amongst the best ever! Fantastic series, one of the best I've ever seen.  $good$  $good$
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: SDQ on July 06, 2016, 06:48:51 PM
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Our 'Games of Thrones' Marathon has ended!! We're now completely up to date, and the final 2 episodes were amongst the best ever! Fantastic series, one of the best I've ever seen.  $good$  $good$


I hear episode 9 is the one chosen to be submitted for Emmy nomination (rightly so) but episode 10 had an amazing musical soundtrack and was equally spectacular but in such a different way as it aligned all the different storylines ready for what is to come. Sadly the director of those two episodes won't be back next year.
They say there will be two more seasons but of shorter length, season seven will have seven episodes and the final season will be only six! Next April can't come soon enough!
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: born2run on July 07, 2016, 12:45:03 PM
Still think it's rubbish

Peaky Blinders
Unforgotten
This is England 90

all brilliant this year

Sherlock
Broadchurch
Vera

Also brilliant

I think British dramas are coming back to take the crown  $walesflag$ $good$
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: SteveH on July 19, 2016, 10:36:12 AM
I am sure most have seen this, but it deserves a mention, ....Inspirational .....

"The three-minute promotional film by Channel 4 is a follow-up to their multi award-winning ‘Meet the Superhumans’ advert which aired during London 2012.

As the music plays people with a range of impairments show what they can do too, including a mother with no arms holding her baby with her feet, children with prosthetic limbs running, jumping, and playing football, a woman flying a plane with her feet and a man driving a rally car with his feet."

More and video http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/blind-pianist-boy-prosthetic-hand-11629113 (http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/blind-pianist-boy-prosthetic-hand-11629113)

 
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Hugo on October 18, 2016, 06:43:27 PM
I was watching ITV Wales last night and had forgotten about the TV series called The Harbour and had a nice surprise when it came on at 8.00pm.
It was filmed in Tenby and was about the lives of people working in the harbour area of Tenby.   We have had a couple of holidays in that beautiful town and it was great to see the town again and watching the people working there was fascinating.   
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Hugo on January 30, 2017, 12:36:05 PM
I saw a clip on BBC TV this morning about a man who was found in a park in the UK and was suffering from dementia.  It's hard to believe that something like this could happen, but in the US,apparently  it's not unusual.
The full story is on BBC TV tonight at 8.30 pm



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-38769685 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-38769685)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on May 05, 2017, 08:55:02 AM
Can I just say how much I enjoyed the final 2 episodes of Hinterland. What has been an occasionally plodding couple of series really upped their game at the end.  $good$
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: rhuddlan on May 05, 2017, 10:46:17 AM
I enjoyed Hinterland too. One episode was quite haunting....the murder of the minister. During the programme there was unaccompanied Welsh chapel singing from an L.P. ...I thought I read" canu pydw?" on the record label. That added significantly in terms of effect. Mind you I was brought up as Methodist perhaps it reminded of the fear inculcated with any possible wrongdoing!
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on June 23, 2017, 09:09:08 AM
We've just finished the first season of The Handmaid's Tale. Excellent series, very different from the norm.  $good$ You can watch episodes on All4 if you have a smart tv.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJTonrzXTJs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJTonrzXTJs)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/0/horrors-handmaids-tale-arent-just-fiction-many-have-already/ (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/0/horrors-handmaids-tale-arent-just-fiction-many-have-already/)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Ian on June 23, 2017, 09:27:51 AM
The novel is extraordinarily chilling, so the series is probably worth watching.  Thanks, Dave.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Fester on June 23, 2017, 09:28:43 PM
On your recommendation we have downloaded Housemaid's Knee , or whatever it's called.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Ian on June 24, 2017, 08:30:03 AM
Bit like me thinking I heard Black and Decker's lonely Hearts club Band the other night...
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Fester on June 24, 2017, 02:16:43 PM
We'll, I am a bit deaf.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on August 22, 2017, 11:33:50 AM
Enjoying the latest season of Game Of Thrones very much.  $good$

Did anyone watch I Know Who You Are? Spanish murder series, some excellent acting and very compelling story:
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/jul/17/i-know-who-you-are-review-subtle-classy-cool (https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/jul/17/i-know-who-you-are-review-subtle-classy-cool)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Fester on August 23, 2017, 12:21:29 PM
I've given in and started watching Game of Thrones from the very beginning.  I didn't want to be the only person on earth not to have seen it.
But, I'm assuming that the strong and gratuitous sexual content is toned down in the future series?  I'm saying that because I'm aware that a lot of kids like the show.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: born2run on August 23, 2017, 12:34:46 PM
It is rubbish. Watched the first episode and it was more exciting watching you play darts back in the day  _))*

Utter tripe I'm happy to be the only person in the world who doesn't watch it.

Mr Mercedes on the other hand - only 2 episodes aired so far is the best show for years. Brilliant books as well. $good$
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on August 24, 2017, 09:02:32 AM
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I've given in and started watching Game of Thrones from the very beginning.  I didn't want to be the only person on earth not to have seen it.
But, I'm assuming that the strong and gratuitous sexual content is toned down in the future series?  I'm saying that because I'm aware that a lot of kids like the show.
Game Of Thrones starts very slowly and then just gets better and better and better as the seasons progress. When I watched the first couple of episodes, I wasn't that thrilled but then it starts to get a hold of you...

The sexual content does decrease as the story progresses.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on August 24, 2017, 09:03:06 AM
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Mr Mercedes on the other hand - only 2 episodes aired so far is the best show for years. Brilliant books as well. $good$
That's on my list to watch, I loved the first book.  $good$
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: poppy on August 24, 2017, 10:06:55 PM
Where is Mr Mercedes playing??
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Ian on August 25, 2017, 08:23:26 AM
No word yet on which broadcaster will pick it up. Or when.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on August 25, 2017, 08:43:33 AM
We've found The State very compelling, it's a  drama that follows the fortunes of several British people that travel to Syria to join Islamic State and discover that (surprise, surprise) life living with a bunch of medieval muppets is not that great.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Hugo on September 14, 2017, 04:31:32 PM
I was watching "Robson Green's Coastal Lives" on ITV  on Tuesday at 8.00 pm this week and it featured the Isle of Skye.   It was well worth watching and showed a lot of the beautiful scenery up there on the Isle.    Mull and Helig certainly live in a nice part of the world as we do here in North Wales.

They showed a clip from next weeks programme and it should be well worth watching.      It's about Anglesey and features some stunning properties and locations including Ynys Y Gorad which is the island with two cottages on and is situated in the Menai Straits between the two bridges
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Quiggs on September 14, 2017, 07:37:53 PM
Dennis Ferranti had a home on an island in the Menai Straits, he used an ex WW2. DKW ( Duck ) to ferry across. 
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on September 15, 2017, 09:34:44 AM
I see that the new series of Safe House was filmed on Anglesey, at the prominent house on the headland at Treaddur Bay:
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-09-14/4-major-changes-to-expect-in-the-new-series-of-itvs-safe-house/ (http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-09-14/4-major-changes-to-expect-in-the-new-series-of-itvs-safe-house/)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: snowcap on September 15, 2017, 11:34:11 PM
it,s not a safe house now Dave you,v gone and told every one where it is.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on September 22, 2017, 08:20:40 AM
We're currently enjoying Black Lake, a Swedish mystery available on BBC IPlayer.

"Against the backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery, a bunch of friends journey to a small abandoned ski-ing hotel which has been closed for 20 years after a family were murdered there."

Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/essentials/culture/television/black-lake-swedish-thriller-bbc/ (https://inews.co.uk/essentials/culture/television/black-lake-swedish-thriller-bbc/)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b081cl39 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b081cl39)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on October 11, 2017, 09:19:01 AM
We've watched the second series of Safe House (mentioned above) on the ITV Hub and I was very impressed. Far better than the first series and lots of twists/turns in the plot.  $good$
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Ian on October 11, 2017, 09:25:32 AM
One which point the new Star Trek series on Netflix is certainly living up to its progenitors.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Fester on October 11, 2017, 01:47:40 PM
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One which point the new Star Trek series on Netflix is certainly living up to its progenitors.

Oh?  Good... because they kind of ran out of ideas I thought with DS9, and Enterprise.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Ian on October 11, 2017, 02:39:16 PM
I agree;  Enterprise was a mistake but I won't spoil the new series, since it takes a very different approach to the Federation. One more in keeping with our ideas now.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: born2run on October 11, 2017, 04:40:04 PM
Stephen King stuff seems to be everywhere at the moment - but one of his better adaptions is Mr Mercedes. Not sure when it will be coming to the U.K officially but well worth looking out for. Incredibly dark.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on October 12, 2017, 09:21:10 AM
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Stephen King stuff seems to be everywhere at the moment - but one of his better adaptions is Mr Mercedes. Not sure when it will be coming to the U.K officially but well worth looking out for. Incredibly dark.
Yes, a very good series. Brendan Gleeson is great in it and the psycho guy plays his part very well.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on October 25, 2017, 08:31:50 AM
B2R, may I recommend Mindhunter to you? We've watched the first 2 episodes and it is great!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gZCfRD_zWE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gZCfRD_zWE)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Ian on October 25, 2017, 08:55:14 AM
The (media induced?) furore around Gunpowder ensured at least one extra viewer. We hadn't bothered recording it, but when the complaints started coming in thought it might be worth a watch. It's produced by Kudos and Kit Harington’s Thriker Films, and it seems the GoT star has decided that realism - or at least, the nastier sort - sells. Anyone else seen it?
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on October 25, 2017, 09:24:47 AM
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The (media induced?) furore around Gunpowder ensured at least one extra viewer. We hadn't bothered recording it, but when the complaints started coming in thought it might be worth a watch. It's produced by Kudos and Kit Harington’s Thriker Films, and it seems the GoT star has decided that realism - or at least, the nastier sort - sells. Anyone else seen it?
I was cajoled into watching it the other day. It was ok but not one of my favourites.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Merddin Emrys on October 25, 2017, 03:05:55 PM
I watched it and enjoyed it. It does convey the horror of the period very well!
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: hollins on January 18, 2018, 08:00:14 PM
I have just watched tonight's episode of Great British Railway Journeys and it has an interesting piece about Gwrych Castle and the Countess who owned it.
I never knew before that the person who is trying to restore it with the trust started off the attempt when he was a 12 yr old schoolboy! Good luck to him.

The programme is available on BBC I Player if you missed it.

Michael Portillo travels between Liverpool and Wales, finding a miniature tank engine made by Frank Hornby, visiting the ruins of Gwrych Castle and meeting a Welsh surfing champion.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Hugo on January 21, 2018, 03:32:30 PM
I must admit that I didn't care much for Michael Portilla as a politician but as a presenter on the railway jouneys he is really good and I've just finished and enjoyed watching the one featuring Gwrych Castle.
That young guy that is trying to restore the castle is quite a remarkable young man and I hope he is able to achieve what he has set out to do.
I'm now looking forward to seeing the next chapter in his railway journey
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Ian on January 21, 2018, 03:54:53 PM
Yes;  it's the greasy Portillo as presenter that deters me from watching.

 On a slightly different note, for Fester: have you watched Orville?  It's on Fox at the moment and it's written and produced by Seth McFarlane, not known for his erudite or socially-aware tendencies, but the Orville is quite remarkable. It's essentially Star Trek - TOS - given a makeover.

What marked ST out from other Sci Fi was its preparedness to deal with the socio-political issues of the day.  Orville is continuing that tradition, and - although what passes for humour from McFarlane is still in the script in places - it's about as far from Family Guy as you could get, and pulls off the trick of getting you to empathise with and care about the characters.

Very much worth seeing if you enjoy Star Trek.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Robbie G on January 21, 2018, 06:46:28 PM
The young man restoring G wrych Castle  is a CCBC councilor  cabinet member I think
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Meleri on January 21, 2018, 07:09:34 PM
Yes Robbie Councillor Mark Baker is a CCBC Cabinet Member for Community Development Services & Regulation as well as the founder of The Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust and making a fine job of both.
Mr M & I are really enjoying the series too and agree with you Hugo, Portillo makes a much better presenter.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: mull on January 22, 2018, 12:27:06 PM
I am also watching the Railway series.

Made me sit up and think ,the Zip wire Penrhyn Slate Quarry when it was mentioned about the Lock Out in 1900 and that a lot of the men had moved to South Wales to become coal miners.

On the Grace Ellen Jones site several months ago I think it was Helig traced 2 possible close relatives to my Taid who had come from Anglesey and had turned up in South Wales. Might explain things although I can not remember my mother mentioning any relations in South Wales.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Fester on January 24, 2018, 12:31:57 AM
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Yes;  it's the greasy Portillo as presenter that deters me from watching.

 On a slightly different note, for Fester: have you watched Orville?  It's on Fox at the moment and it's written and produced by Seth McFarlane, not known for his erudite or socially-aware tendencies, but the Orville is quite remarkable. It's essentially Star Trek - TOS - given a makeover.

What marked ST out from other Sci Fi was its preparedness to deal with the socio-political issues of the day.  Orville is continuing that tradition, and - although what passes for humour from McFarlane is still in the script in places - it's about as far from Family Guy as you could get, and pulls off the trick of getting you to empathise with and care about the characters.

Very much worth seeing if you enjoy Star Trek.

What channel Ian?
It’s not something I’ve heard of.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Ian on January 24, 2018, 08:14:47 AM
It's currently on Fox TV, F, which is on sky, Now TV, Virgin and Talk Talkl;  I only heard of it in passing, when someone earlier this year was slagging it off and a Star Trek enthusiast told them to go away, since the series was proving much better than anyone anticipated.  I suspect having McFarlane at the helm hasn't helped, as he's known mainly for Family Guy, which a lot don't like, but watching it I was genuinely surprised at just how good it is.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on January 24, 2018, 03:04:58 PM
Currently on the third series of Fobrydelsen/The Killing. Yes, I know its been around for a few years but its fantastic!
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Fester on January 24, 2018, 04:28:56 PM
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It's currently on Fox TV, F, which is on sky, Now TV, Virgin and Talk Talkl;  I only heard of it in passing, when someone earlier this year was slagging it off and a Star Trek enthusiast told them to go away, since the series was proving much better than anyone anticipated.  I suspect having McFarlane at the helm hasn't helped, as he's known mainly for Family Guy, which a lot don't like, but watching it I was genuinely surprised at just how good it is.

Except.... I LOVE Family Guy. 
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Ian on January 24, 2018, 06:51:37 PM
Okay....  But you'll probably still enjoy The Orville.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on December 03, 2018, 10:22:21 AM
Currently working our way through Vikings. It's been very good, especially the raid on Paris in season 3. 
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: SteveH on December 03, 2018, 11:02:11 AM
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Currently working our way through Vikings. It's been very good, especially the raid on Paris in season 3.
I enjoyed Vikings, and the raid you mentioned, it never crossed my mind that they attacked cities like Paris,   just the usual pillaging around Britain and Ireland.

Vikings Attack Paris: How Closely Did the TV Show Follow History?
https://www.tvinsider.com/1555/vikings-history-raiding-paris/ (https://www.tvinsider.com/1555/vikings-history-raiding-paris/)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: DaveR on March 25, 2019, 12:35:50 PM
Just finished the first season of The haunting of Hill House. If you like spooky stuff, then it’s well worth watching.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: Ian on August 17, 2019, 11:56:21 AM
A curious comedy started a year or so ago and I watched it, for need of something better to do, until eventually I was drawn into it. It's only 13 episodes in length, and the second season proves even better than the first - unusual in US comedy series.

The show is called The Good Place and if you fancy trying it, best not to look up what wiki says about it. It's a rare item, scoring 100% on various critics' sites, including Rotten Tomatoes, and there are almost no laugh-out-loud moments.  What it does do, however, is explore ethics, people, perceptions and good vs evil.  It's on channel 4, I think (or 5, it may be) and it's definitely from the quirky stable, so you may find yourselves watching the first 10 episodes with a mild feeling of bemusement. But it's actually turned out (for me, anyway) a great deal better than I imagined it would.

Certainly  worth watching.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: SteveH on September 03, 2019, 02:11:58 PM
I caught bits of a programme on BBC Wales last night " Tudur's Flashback holiday's " quite a lot of clips from the 50/60s, showing Conwy, Llandudno and I think Col.Bay, available on BBCiplayer for a short time.
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: SteveH on September 10, 2019, 10:02:51 AM
I am watching channel 4's new series "Call the cops" at the moment, and it is very different to the expected police action, chases etc. it is centered on the control room, we all know about budget cuts, and less police on the streets, this program is showing the continual mental strain involved in prioritising  which job to deal with, an example from last night, the 13 year old threatening to jump off a bridge or the 14 year old about to stab his father,........ and having to live with the consequences of making the wrong call.         

Police article
https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/News/NewsArticle.aspx?id=f612b3bc-cf1e-4054-90e5-c72f297892f1 (https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/News/NewsArticle.aspx?id=f612b3bc-cf1e-4054-90e5-c72f297892f1)

Local paper article
https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/celebs-tv/devon-cornwall-polices-chief-verdict-3300158 (https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/celebs-tv/devon-cornwall-polices-chief-verdict-3300158)

Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: SteveH on September 11, 2019, 10:07:22 AM
A bit of a local slant re above Police priorities...................  ref DP

“But we don’t police speed anything like we used to 10 years ago or before that, yet we still get the old “police only catch speeders.”

“You will rarely see a police officer standing out with a speed camera as we simply don’t have the time to do that nowadays with so many complex mental health and welfare needs to deal with.

“There were days when we spent all our days on crime but we are now dealing with so many more social issues than in years gone by.”

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/north-wales-police-still-tarred-16899056 (https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/north-wales-police-still-tarred-16899056)
Title: Re: Favourite TV Shows
Post by: mull on September 11, 2019, 10:56:38 AM
What an eye opener to see how stretched the force is.
The question is how have we allowed it to happen  ?

The PM and his party have allowed this situation to happen. How long will it take train all the new police officers ?
As for the Brexit idea of our own fishing waters. With only 4 fishery patrol boats how are we going to police the area.
 The whole thing is a joke. Not a funny one !