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Forum: TV Shows: UK 31-12-2010, 11:54
Replies: 56
Views: 3,506
Posted By Mr Merton
Channel 5 did a Top 100 Christmas TV commercials...

Channel 5 did a Top 100 Christmas TV commercials thing which seemed a bit more watchable than Channel 4's Top 100 Toys with Jonathan Ross despite the usual suspects being lined up to give their...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 31-12-2010, 11:00
Replies: 56
Views: 3,506
Posted By Mr Merton
Or Come Dine With Me, which is terminally boring...

Or Come Dine With Me, which is terminally boring each time I try to watch it (usually through sheer desperation). And let's try to forget Phil and Kirstie even though they're inoffensive enough; I...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 27-12-2010, 23:30
Replies: 179
Views: 22,549
Posted By Mr Merton
To be fair, those promises were based on what...

To be fair, those promises were based on what would happen if the Liberal Democrats were to get a majority in the House of Commons. And that never happened.

Thank you Charlie for giving me the best...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 26-12-2010, 11:25
Replies: 1,249
Views: 127,314
Posted By Mr Merton
Surely if you're doing an airline parody then...

Surely if you're doing an airline parody then anything at an airport will inevitably involve foreign people? And as long as the "foreign stereotypes" are done with a degree of sympathy (as was the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 25-12-2010, 21:30
Replies: 127
Views: 6,847
Posted By Mr Merton
All together now: "One day at a tiiiime...sweet...

All together now: "One day at a tiiiime...sweet Jeeesussss...." :D

Although 1979 was pretty good, I still prefer 1984 :p

Anyway, 2010 is rather like 1974, which had a fair number of one or two-hit...
Forum: Doctor Who 25-12-2010, 20:54
Replies: 684
Views: 72,998
Posted By Mr Merton
The more I think about it the better it...

The more I think about it the better it gets...it's a surprisingly cerebal and emotional tale for a Christmas story which demanded close attention to get the best out of it (which seems to be a...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 25-12-2010, 17:57
Replies: 122
Views: 13,120
Posted By Mr Merton
I had very low expectations before watching this...

I had very low expectations before watching this - and that Xbox joke would have been far funnier if the punchline hadn't been widely trailed beforehand - but there were a few good moments including...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 25-12-2010, 16:30
Replies: 127
Views: 6,847
Posted By Mr Merton
I know it's a well-worn cliche to complain that...

I know it's a well-worn cliche to complain that "this year's music wasn't as good as it was in the past", but I honestly believe that this was definitely the case for 2010 even when compared to 2009,...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 25-12-2010, 16:12
Replies: 43
Views: 6,205
Posted By Mr Merton
QI isn't a comedy show, it's an intelligent...

QI isn't a comedy show, it's an intelligent "light-hearted" quiz, and I thought that it was excellent for a special Christmas edition (my emphasis) with a good choice of guests. And it was...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 22-12-2010, 21:29
Replies: 180
Views: 11,197
Posted By Mr Merton
I know this was popular but the one programme I...

I know this was popular but the one programme I couldn't stand at all was...Grange Hill. You spend six to seven hours at school during the day, get home, relax, turn on the TV and see...more school....
Forum: TV Shows: UK 19-12-2010, 22:10
Replies: 234
Views: 13,881
Posted By Mr Merton
Just saw the Top 8 part of this particular...

Just saw the Top 8 part of this particular programme, and somehow I'm glad that l missed the rest because it wasn't up to much, was it? It was just a cheap clip show with no real insights and a few...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 10-12-2010, 17:10
Replies: 260
Views: 33,618
Posted By Mr Merton
As for the fact that the show is recorded live...

As for the fact that the show is recorded live then edited, Paul Merton's comedy style relies a lot on improvising ideas based on what people have said, therefore if you cut out one remark then it...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 09-12-2010, 12:20
Replies: 426
Views: 56,546
Posted By Mr Merton
Perhaps unbelievably, Westwood is for real (!),...

Perhaps unbelievably, Westwood is for real (!), and it relates to the hip hop culture of which he has immersed himself in, combined with a desire to remain 'real' with a subset of highly...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 08-12-2010, 23:01
Replies: 270
Views: 22,112
Posted By Mr Merton
That's a rather unfair system though! :p A tune...

That's a rather unfair system though! :p

A tune could sell 2 million copies in one week, easily reaching #1 but it would still get the same score (40 points) as another tune which only sold 80,000...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 02-12-2010, 22:58
Replies: 426
Views: 56,546
Posted By Mr Merton
He may be a fiftysomething white middle class man...

He may be a fiftysomething white middle class man but a fair number of young people still seem to relate in some way to him, accent or no accent, which must count for something. (And he genuinely...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 26-11-2010, 20:35
Replies: 37
Views: 2,336
Posted By Mr Merton
Things tend to be more niche nowadays because...

Things tend to be more niche nowadays because broadcasters and channel controllers tend to have a narrower remit in a so-called "multichannel environment" but things are now slowly changing for the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 15-11-2010, 21:43
Replies: 30
Views: 1,595
Posted By Mr Merton
I'm prejudiced against Viva because it still...

I'm prejudiced against Viva because it still thinks it's a music channel by virtue of displaying text below its logo on the screen, eg. "TWO AND A HALF MEN DOUBLE BILL"; it's bad enough trying to...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-11-2010, 22:38
Replies: 67
Views: 3,876
Posted By Mr Merton
Bellamy's People. It's true that the series was...

Bellamy's People.

It's true that the series was patchy in places but at its best was every bit as good as The Fast Show was at its peak. If the BBC didn't get the jitters every time viewing figures...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 05-11-2010, 20:47
Replies: 32
Views: 2,310
Posted By Mr Merton
Star Trek: Voyager doesn't look that dated...

Star Trek: Voyager doesn't look that dated either; it seems that both shows were produced at a time when reasonably realistic special effects had become possible without having to spend a large...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 03-11-2010, 20:21
Replies: 29
Views: 2,324
Posted By Mr Merton
Only saw bits of it but that was......totally...

Only saw bits of it but that was......totally weird...

Tomorrow's World on drugs!
Forum: TV Shows: UK 29-10-2010, 15:28
Replies: 25
Views: 1,240
Posted By Mr Merton
As well as the adverts and pointless exposition...

As well as the adverts and pointless exposition scenes, I usually skip over the Rogue Traders segments in Watchdog which cuts it down to a half-hour show like it used to be.

Also I tend to stop...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 13-10-2010, 22:24
Replies: 11
Views: 2,565
Posted By Mr Merton
So far I've only seen bite-size chunks of this...

So far I've only seen bite-size chunks of this particular series of Bang Goes The Theory, but at least this time they seem to be trying harder to be factual as opposed to just conducting semi-useless...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 05-10-2010, 15:09
Replies: 479
Views: 55,937
Posted By Mr Merton
Problem is, most HDMI cables ARE the same,...

Problem is, most HDMI cables ARE the same, because HDMI uses a DIGITAL connection protocol as opposed to analogue. Next people will be telling us you can get better quality printouts from your...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 18-09-2010, 11:15
Replies: 260
Views: 12,232
Posted By Mr Merton
So David Cameron's dentist is currently...

So David Cameron's dentist is currently redrafting immigration policy as we speak? :D
Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-09-2010, 18:35
Replies: 135
Views: 11,197
Posted By Mr Merton
A real problem here mainly relates to not what is...

A real problem here mainly relates to not what is being produced (as pointed out earlier in this thread) but how it's being promoted. Yes there is still variety within the BBC schedule (within...
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