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Forum: The X Factor 17-12-2010, 08:11
Replies: 93
Views: 6,148
Posted By Metal Mickey
The general blatant manipulation of the whole...

The general blatant manipulation of the whole programme, which coincided with a year in which the producers/Cowell totally misjudged the mood of the public - they thought we'd love Katie, Cher & 1...
Forum: TV Shows: US 17-12-2010, 07:52
Replies: 82
Views: 8,670
Posted By Metal Mickey
He said "Tiger, tiger, burning bright", the same...

He said "Tiger, tiger, burning bright", the same thing the cowled figure (who we assume is Red John) said to Jane at the end of the season 2 finale, so the killer must be one of RJ's accomplices...
Forum: The Apprentice 16-12-2010, 10:26
Replies: 67
Views: 6,658
Posted By Metal Mickey
I think that even though she started out being a...

I think that even though she started out being a mouthy cow, Joanna ended up being how most of us might hope to perform on The Apprentice - a hard-working, common-sense type who gets things done,...
Forum: The Apprentice 16-12-2010, 10:15
Replies: 204
Views: 20,415
Posted By Metal Mickey
I don't think it's impossible to conceive that LS...

I don't think it's impossible to conceive that LS was constantly being told by the producers to keep Stuart in for "good TV" reasons, even though he was a total BS-er, so when the time came for...
Forum: The X Factor 16-12-2010, 09:32
Replies: 27
Views: 2,819
Posted By Metal Mickey
If this is true, I think it would be a genius...

If this is true, I think it would be a genius choice, he's an actual legend, genuinely liked & likeable, very articulate when he wants to be... I'm impressed.

But the reason I don't think it'll...
Forum: The X Factor 16-12-2010, 09:25
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Posted By Metal Mickey
I love "The Sing Off", it's so good natured, the...

I love "The Sing Off", it's so good natured, the contestants so genuinely talented, and even the judges are great, especially Ben Folds, who's funny, but really knows his music, too.

Ratings for...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 15-12-2010, 14:06
Replies: 80
Views: 6,764
Posted By Metal Mickey
Totally agree - in fact, I only got into Cheers...

Totally agree - in fact, I only got into Cheers once Diane left, and I even think the Sam character got better once she was gone... Cheers is one of the few sitcoms which was strong right until the...
Forum: Music 15-12-2010, 09:36
Replies: 68
Views: 3,544
Posted By Metal Mickey
Here's a mini-story "Dare" fans will...

Here's a mini-story "Dare" fans will appreciate...

It's 1981. The year before, the Human League Mk 1 had split, one half (the songwriters) going on to form Heaven 17, the other (the haircut & the...
Forum: The Apprentice 14-12-2010, 10:57
Replies: 92
Views: 10,364
Posted By Metal Mickey
^ This ^ They went from "You're Hired" to the...

^ This ^

They went from "You're Hired" to the end credits in about 45 seconds, and Clint was never seen again, not even the lonely-taxi-ride/talk-to-camera, which was very unfair for a good...
Forum: TV Shows: US 14-12-2010, 10:30
Replies: 443
Views: 41,516
Posted By Metal Mickey
I enjoyed this season a lot once it got going,...

I enjoyed this season a lot once it got going, and think Julia Stiles was very good, but have to admit to being slightly underwhelmed by the finale, and can't help feeling the script needed another...
Forum: The X Factor 13-12-2010, 09:25
Replies: 324
Views: 42,990
Posted By Metal Mickey
I spotted that too, so yes, probably a million or...

I spotted that too, so yes, probably a million or less votes per week normally... still good money for Cowell of course, but pales into insignificance compared to the 25 million in advertising...
Forum: The X Factor 13-12-2010, 08:55
Replies: 36
Views: 1,950
Posted By Metal Mickey
I've never had anything against him, but he never...

I've never had anything against him, but he never "clicked" with me either, but I was amazed to see that it seems to have been a one-horse race for Matt from week 2 onwards, so he must have...
Forum: The X Factor 13-12-2010, 07:51
Replies: 324
Views: 42,990
Posted By Metal Mickey
Well, that may be so, but that's not how the...

Well, that may be so, but that's not how the programme presents itself. It's very much presented as "the public's show", but the results demonstrate that it's mostly the judges opinions/agendas which...
Forum: Showbiz 10-12-2010, 16:36
Replies: 27
Views: 11,702
Posted By Metal Mickey
"Leaked" photos the week her new film comes out?...

"Leaked" photos the week her new film comes out? What is the world coming to... :rolleyes:
Forum: The Apprentice 09-12-2010, 08:20
Replies: 96
Views: 9,312
Posted By Metal Mickey
To be fair, this is just like real life - good...

To be fair, this is just like real life - good solid workers who actually get on with the job, being passed over in favour of mouthy, over-confident idiots with zero people-skills.

I'm not even a...
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 09-12-2010, 08:08
Replies: 594
Views: 70,020
Posted By Metal Mickey
I don't recall seeing anything in the series...

I don't recall seeing anything in the series indicating that zombi-fication occurs any other way than by being bitten by a zombie, but I'm happy to be proved wrong...

I also thought they were trying...
Forum: TV Shows: US 09-12-2010, 07:58
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By Metal Mickey
Excellent low-key show, I'm really pleased it's...

Excellent low-key show, I'm really pleased it's gotten a 2nd season. Andre Braugher is a seriously great (and underused!) actor, and the chemistry between the three leads is very believeable. I can't...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 09-12-2010, 07:52
Replies: 613
Views: 93,502
Posted By Metal Mickey
Funny you should say that, the slogan pinned to...

Funny you should say that, the slogan pinned to the wall of the Frasier writers' room was "Write it gay, play it straight."
Forum: Music 08-12-2010, 09:15
Replies: 35
Views: 4,335
Posted By Metal Mickey
I actually think the exclusive deal with Tesco...

I actually think the exclusive deal with Tesco wasn't as ridiculous as some may think - they would obviously have to have committed to quite a high buying number, and as it's Nadine's own label, she...
Forum: The Apprentice 08-12-2010, 08:38
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By Metal Mickey
I love the US version, much bigger and glitzier...

I love the US version, much bigger and glitzier than the UK version (which I also like a lot I should point out!), and I really find The Trump funny, though the contestants all tend to be rather too...
Forum: The X Factor 08-12-2010, 07:56
Replies: 40
Views: 4,650
Posted By Metal Mickey
Maybe That's What It Takes is an awesome record,...

Maybe That's What It Takes is an awesome record, probably my favourite ever to come from a reality show, thanks for reminding me of it!
Forum: The X Factor 08-12-2010, 07:47
Replies: 65
Views: 3,238
Posted By Metal Mickey
I really think that what's getting on everyone's...

I really think that what's getting on everyone's nerves is not so much the rules being changed on a whim (though that's bad enough), but the obvious and blatant agendas being followed, i.e. keep...
Forum: The X Factor 07-12-2010, 13:28
Replies: 40
Views: 4,650
Posted By Metal Mickey
Yes, I think Cowell will be terrified of Matt...

Yes, I think Cowell will be terrified of Matt winning - the last 2 AI winners have been earnest strummers too (Kris Allen and Lee Dewyze), and both flopped hugely once the show had finished... now...
Forum: The X Factor 07-12-2010, 08:02
Replies: 125
Views: 8,993
Posted By Metal Mickey
Quite - at the very least the producers would...

Quite - at the very least the producers would been able to tell that Cher hadn't gotten a sympathy bounce, and whatever their agenda for keeping her in (credibility, the rumoured duet with Jay-Z...
Forum: The Apprentice 03-12-2010, 08:18
Replies: 20
Views: 2,012
Posted By Metal Mickey
Thanks for clarifying!

Thanks for clarifying!
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