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Forum: TV Shows: UK Yesterday, 21:49
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It is a "joint production." Like I said in my...

It is a "joint production." Like I said in my comment, it a is co-production between Sky and Pivot. Is Eccleston specifically saying "HBO?" If he is, well, that's actors for you. A few years ago...
Forum: TV Shows: UK Yesterday, 00:02
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Views: 2,188
Posted By MoreTears
HBO has nothing to do with it. HBO rival Starz...

HBO has nothing to do with it. HBO rival Starz was originally set to be the American co-producer, but they pulled out of the project. An American channel called Pivot then joined as co-producer,...
Forum: TV Shows: US 26-01-2015, 23:17
Replies: 29
Views: 1,551
Posted By MoreTears
Those exist, certainly, but it doesn't say much...

Those exist, certainly, but it doesn't say much for the rest of the world that those types of shows from the US are what international audiences prefer to the quality American dramas that win awards...
Forum: TV Shows: US 26-01-2015, 23:14
Replies: 29
Views: 1,551
Posted By MoreTears
And are you from the US, or the UK? If your...

And are you from the US, or the UK? If your loyalty is to the BBC because that is what you grew up with (the ever-benevolent "Auntie Beeb," a great maternal figure), and now find yourself cut off...
Forum: Broadcasting 26-01-2015, 20:13
Replies: 271
Views: 9,105
Posted By MoreTears
Okay, Michael Grade, as Controller of BBC1,...

Okay, Michael Grade, as Controller of BBC1, wouldn't have had say over what BBC2 imported, but doesn't the BBC Head of Drama have say over BBC2 drama import decisions? Veto power at least?
Forum: TV Shows: US 26-01-2015, 20:05
Replies: 29
Views: 1,551
Posted By MoreTears
No, there isn't, though that is probably just...

No, there isn't, though that is probably just meant as a typical, uninformed British slating of American TV.

But in all seriousness, I am not sure there is really much point talking about...
Forum: TV Shows: US 26-01-2015, 20:01
Replies: 29
Views: 1,551
Posted By MoreTears
So you don't think there are any American series...

So you don't think there are any American series that have "story arcs?" Geez. There are a hell of a lot more of those series than exist in the UK.
Forum: TV Shows: US 26-01-2015, 15:56
Replies: 29
Views: 1,551
Posted By MoreTears
No, Better Call Saul isn't a "Netflix Original."...

No, Better Call Saul isn't a "Netflix Original." It is an AMC series. It is only going to be on Netflix in the UK.
Forum: TV Shows: US 26-01-2015, 10:06
Replies: 29
Views: 1,551
Posted By MoreTears
Just look at the length of that list for Monday...

Just look at the length of that list for Monday cable. That must have been well over a hundred programmes, some of them getting over 4 million viewers. Not interesting to me, but other people watch a...
Forum: TV Shows: US 26-01-2015, 08:39
Replies: 29
Views: 1,551
Posted By MoreTears
Yes, I know that the ratings are low, but the...

Yes, I know that the ratings are low, but the number of channels offering shows that people want to watch has a lot to do with that (DVR and viewing on other platforms besides TV also plays a role,...
Forum: Broadcasting 26-01-2015, 04:29
Replies: 271
Views: 9,105
Posted By MoreTears
1989 was the year that the last episodes of the...

1989 was the year that the last episodes of the old Who series were shown. That was also the same year that the BBC started airing Star Trek: The Next Generation, two years after it had begun in the...
Forum: TV Shows: US 26-01-2015, 01:41
Replies: 29
Views: 1,551
Posted By MoreTears
There are a LOT more channels to choose from in...

There are a LOT more channels to choose from in America. Many more than a hundred for anybody who has cable or satellite, and about 90% of US homes have those services. And more American channels...
Forum: TV Shows: US 21-01-2015, 22:37
Replies: 57
Views: 2,643
Posted By MoreTears
That's complicated. The companies try to promote...

That's complicated. The companies try to promote themselves by saying they have things their competitors do not, and it would vary locally. I think sports coverage can vary a great deal from company...
Forum: TV Shows: US 21-01-2015, 22:22
Replies: 57
Views: 2,643
Posted By MoreTears
Well, yes, that is the difference.

Well, yes, that is the difference.
Forum: TV Shows: US 21-01-2015, 22:21
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Views: 2,643
Posted By MoreTears
Yes, we have "Canadian content" regulations for...

Yes, we have "Canadian content" regulations for TV here. The private sector Canadian broadcasters have ways of minimizing their impact so that they can show as much American TV as they like.:D

I...
Forum: TV Shows: US 21-01-2015, 22:14
Replies: 57
Views: 2,643
Posted By MoreTears
I am not sure I understand what you are saying...

I am not sure I understand what you are saying here.
Forum: TV Shows: US 21-01-2015, 22:04
Replies: 57
Views: 2,643
Posted By MoreTears
Satellite is more prevalent than cable in the UK,...

Satellite is more prevalent than cable in the UK, I know, but it is the exact opposite in the US. In America (and Canada) far more people have cable than satellite. (Cable existed in America...
Forum: TV Shows: US 21-01-2015, 22:00
Replies: 57
Views: 2,643
Posted By MoreTears
Well, first of all, there wouldn't be a number...

Well, first of all, there wouldn't be a number after "WBX." It would be four letters. Those four letters would be the name of the local TV station. Fox would be the network the station is an...
Forum: TV Shows: US 21-01-2015, 21:53
Replies: 57
Views: 2,643
Posted By MoreTears
No, the "premium" cable channels (like HBO) that...

No, the "premium" cable channels (like HBO) that one has to specifically ask their cable provider for and pay extra for have ZERO ads. They are just like the BBC in that way. But the "basic" cable...
Forum: TV Shows: US 21-01-2015, 21:38
Replies: 57
Views: 2,643
Posted By MoreTears
MeTV is kind of like a network, but is really a...

MeTV is kind of like a network, but is really a group of local stations that are letting their schedules be programmed by a syndicator of reruns of "classic" American TV series from the 1950's to...
Forum: TV Shows: US 21-01-2015, 19:08
Replies: 57
Views: 2,643
Posted By MoreTears
Yes, WGBH is the PBS station in Boston. I have...

Yes, WGBH is the PBS station in Boston. I have often wondered what it is about the PBS organizational structure that makes it so common to see "WGBH" listed as a producer instead of "PBS," especially...
Forum: TV Shows: US 21-01-2015, 00:17
Replies: 57
Views: 2,643
Posted By MoreTears
Remove PBS from that because they really don't...

Remove PBS from that because they really don't air the same kind of things as the commercial networks and network affiliates. PBS is kind of the equivalent of BBC4. But otherwise yes, the network...
Forum: TV Shows: US 21-01-2015, 00:01
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By MoreTears
When films or series are made about military...

When films or series are made about military history, there is a tendency to try to awkwardly shoehorn roles for women into the stories, even if the history doesn't justify it. I don't have a problem...
Forum: TV Shows: US 20-01-2015, 23:47
Replies: 57
Views: 2,643
Posted By MoreTears
Not sure about Fox and The CW, but ABC, NBC, and...

Not sure about Fox and The CW, but ABC, NBC, and CBS each have early morning shows that are a combination of news and what you in the UK call a "chat" show. Later in the morning ABC and CBS have...
Forum: TV Shows: US 20-01-2015, 23:25
Replies: 57
Views: 2,643
Posted By MoreTears
The US equivalent of the UK terrestrial channels...

The US equivalent of the UK terrestrial channels are the networks ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, The CW, and PBS, but unlike the UK channels, they are literally "networks," each consisting of hundreds of local...
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