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>> No. 20579 Anonymous
2nd April 2016
Saturday 8:01 pm
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I left Britain five years ago. Did I miss any good TV shows?
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>> No. 20580 Anonymous
2nd April 2016
Saturday 8:12 pm
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>>20579

No, you haven't missed anything.
>> No. 20581 Anonymous
2nd April 2016
Saturday 8:17 pm
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release the hounds
>> No. 20582 Anonymous
2nd April 2016
Saturday 9:28 pm
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>>20580
FUCKING HELL I HATE THAT FACE
>> No. 20583 Anonymous
2nd April 2016
Saturday 9:55 pm
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>>20582

It's like they grew a light entertainment presenter in a vat. He was made by splicing the most bland and inoffensive genes of Ant and Dec, then raised from birth by a team of ITV executives.
>> No. 20584 Anonymous
2nd April 2016
Saturday 10:26 pm
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It's hard to imagine that face in the throes of sexual ecstasy.
>> No. 20585 Anonymous
2nd April 2016
Saturday 10:37 pm
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>>20582
It might be Stewart Lee's illegitimate son.
>> No. 20586 Anonymous
2nd April 2016
Saturday 10:44 pm
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>>20584

I imagine that he keeps his eyes closed and constantly apologises.
>> No. 20587 Anonymous
3rd April 2016
Sunday 7:35 am
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>>20579
Did you ever?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjXZmtg7GwI
>> No. 20588 Anonymous
3rd April 2016
Sunday 4:31 pm
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Ok... anyone got any suggestions that aren't generic Saturday Night ITV Bilge?
I'm glad I heard about Black Mirror and managed to get hold of a Chinese upload of the show before the second season begun.
I try to keep abreast of Weekly Wipe when I can. I managed to catch up on Misfits while it was around. Also any interesting documentaries would be appreciated.

My wife is a big fan of panel shows. She's gone through the entire of Nevermind The Buzzcocks several times (I'm hoping she doesn't discover Have I Got News For You because the TV will be tied up forever), but the only panel shows we know that are still running are QI, 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and the occasional Big Fat Quiz of something or other...
>> No. 20589 Anonymous
3rd April 2016
Sunday 5:58 pm
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>>20587
I really find it difficult to have anything against Ant and Dec. Yeah they're quite ubiquitous in their television appearances and they have broad appeal but it's quite tiring to see them trotted out as the token lowest-common-denominator presenters, because they are really good at their jobs. I grew up watching them on SMTV Live and they made that great fun on a number of levels. The heirs to Tiswas. And Saturday Night Takeaway is more-or-less a continuation of that sort of variety show.
>> No. 20590 Anonymous
3rd April 2016
Sunday 6:07 pm
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>>20589

I don't think anyone really hates Ant and Dec. They're so benign the distaste is usually exaggerated for comic effect. I think it is defensible, if a little snobby, to dislike what they represent. Broad appeal doesn't mean necessarily having low aspiration.
>> No. 20591 Anonymous
3rd April 2016
Sunday 6:13 pm
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>>20589
They're preferable to the likes of Jim Davidson, Noel Edmunds and Michael Barrymore in the 90s.
>> No. 20592 Anonymous
3rd April 2016
Sunday 6:35 pm
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>>20588
Have you caught up with all the Adam Curtis and David Attenborough documentaries? Did you miss out on Limmy's Show?

Fuck it, just watch 'Gogglebox' its a tv show where other people watch tv for you. Sounds mental but its mildly entertaining.
>> No. 20593 Anonymous
3rd April 2016
Sunday 6:59 pm
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>>20592

Adam Curtis' Bitter Lake has probably been the most important bit of viewing for me personally over the last few years.
>> No. 20594 Anonymous
3rd April 2016
Sunday 7:50 pm
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My favourite TV series from the last five years is In The Flesh. It's a drama about what happens after a zombie apocalypse, about how society copes with the trauma and tries to rebuild a sense of normality. The word "meditation" was used in many reviews, which I think is very apt. It's a subtle, thought-provoking piece that offers more questions than answers. Critics said that it was a blatant allegory, but none of them could agree on what it was an allegory for.

A close second would be Southcliffe, a mini-series about a mass shooting in an English market town. It's a slow, careful depiction of something sudden and incomprehensible. There is a jarring mundanity to it. The horrific events that take place are counterpoised by the familiarity of the drizzly semi-rural landscape.

Luther is worth a look. It's a slightly camp and overblown police drama, but it's pacey, stylish and beautifully shot. It's worth watching if only for the chemistry between Idris Elba and Ruth Wilson.

The Fall has some similarities to Luther, but it's a more serious psychological thriller akin to True Detective. Gillian Anderson is superb in the lead role and there are some fantastic supporting performances.

Fresh Meat looks superficially shit, but it's written by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain of Peep Show fame. It's a little bit broad and contrived, but there's some genuine substance underneath it.

I'll also give a mention to Utopia, Top Boy and Broadchurch (dramas) and Detectorists, Inside No. 9 and Friday Night Dinner (comedies).
>> No. 20595 Anonymous
3rd April 2016
Sunday 8:02 pm
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>>20591

Those three are actual nonces, but if you didn't know that you would probably find some of their work tolerable.
>> No. 20596 Anonymous
3rd April 2016
Sunday 9:28 pm
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>>20594
We had a thread about In the Flesh (started by me) on /v/, checked the catalogue but it seems to be gone. It was a goodun.

I really recommend Babylon by Danny Boyle, best thing I've ever seen about the police. It's also really funny while remaining compelling, might rewatch it soon.
>> No. 20597 Anonymous
3rd April 2016
Sunday 9:34 pm
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"Crashing" is new and rather good. I don't know what channel it aired on, I don't even own a TV.
>> No. 20598 Anonymous
3rd April 2016
Sunday 9:40 pm
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>>20595
They need more family entertainment on the weekend as it's either Ant and Dec or talent shows. No doubt if they remade Generation Game, Big Break, Strike It Lucky, etc. it'd be hosted by Vernon Kay and all of the contestants would be obscure celebrities instead of the general public.

Actually, I didn't mind The Getaway Car.
>> No. 20599 Anonymous
3rd April 2016
Sunday 10:24 pm
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>>20594

Just to second Detectorists. It's a real little gem of a show.
>> No. 20600 Anonymous
5th April 2016
Tuesday 7:27 pm
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These are some great suggestions. I'm going to try and get hold of as many as I can. I did actually see an advert for The Detectorists, but I presumed it might be the next Hardware.
>> No. 20601 Anonymous
5th April 2016
Tuesday 8:13 pm
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>>20600
No Offence and Not Safe For Work are both good in their own ways but not as good as The Detectorists or Crashing.
>> No. 20602 Anonymous
5th April 2016
Tuesday 8:44 pm
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>>20579
>Did I miss any good TV shows?
No.
>> No. 20603 Anonymous
5th April 2016
Tuesday 8:46 pm
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>>20598
If you have the stomach for Brummy accents.
>> No. 20604 Anonymous
5th April 2016
Tuesday 8:47 pm
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>>20603
Apologies for replying to >>20598­, I just clicked the post to make a box appear and then forgot to delete it.
>> No. 20605 Anonymous
5th April 2016
Tuesday 8:49 pm
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>>20604
You can delete your posts by clicking on Anonymous.
>> No. 20606 Anonymous
5th April 2016
Tuesday 8:51 pm
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>>20605
It's done now.
>> No. 20607 Anonymous
6th April 2016
Wednesday 5:52 am
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Peaky Blinders was amazing. Did they broadcast that on TV in the UK?
>> No. 20608 Anonymous
6th April 2016
Wednesday 8:13 am
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Are there really so few others who watched Babylon?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H3JdvlmoyU
>> No. 20609 Anonymous
18th April 2016
Monday 11:31 am
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chicken
>> No. 20610 Anonymous
18th April 2016
Monday 2:06 pm
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>>20609
Well that's that question answered.
>> No. 20611 Anonymous
19th April 2016
Tuesday 9:32 am
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>>20588

Mock The Week still exists AFAIK, and while it's not been as good since most of the original regulars left, it's far better than Buzzcocks IMO.

Dave now has a VOD service, apparently, so that should do you.
>> No. 20612 Anonymous
19th April 2016
Tuesday 11:28 pm
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>>20611
Is Buzzcocks still going?
>> No. 20613 Anonymous
21st April 2016
Thursday 6:37 pm
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Buzzcocks died, which I always considered rather strange because surely the format still had potential; unless it's because there are no real music stars or huge songs anymore so it suffers from the same problem Top of The Pops did.
Mock The Week on the other hand became so toothless it broke Frankie Boyle's mind; but still lumbers on.
>> No. 20614 Anonymous
21st April 2016
Thursday 6:59 pm
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>>20613
>Buzzcocks died, which I always considered rather strange because surely the format still had potential; unless it's because there are no real music stars or huge songs anymore so it suffers from the same problem Top of The Pops did.

I think it's more because it started trying to appeal to a younger audience. It became hosted and guested by the types of stars who the earlier shows were taking the piss out of.
>> No. 20615 Anonymous
21st April 2016
Thursday 7:12 pm
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>>20614
You could tell by the later seasons that Phill Jupitus had enough of it and ideas were running low. Its like the later seasons of Shooting Stars.

I'd just like to say as well that I'm still gutted about the loss of Top of the Pops. Not the show itself but Top of the Pops 2 which had the great idea of putting a fact ticker while the song played.

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