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Forum: The Apprentice 10-05-2012, 19:29
Replies: 29
Views: 11,584
Posted By Eric Blair
There's quite a few little tricks they use for...

There's quite a few little tricks they use for narrative purposes.

There's no one actually calling on the phone when the candidates get the call at the house at the start of each task. The phone...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2012, 19:11
Replies: 216
Views: 16,608
Posted By Eric Blair
Not thunder. The reports are too widespread.

Not thunder. The reports are too widespread.
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2012, 18:56
Replies: 216
Views: 16,608
Posted By Eric Blair
Very loud in Coventry. Sonic boom? Didn't seem to...

Very loud in Coventry. Sonic boom? Didn't seem to go on long enough to be an explosion.
Forum: General Discussion 28-10-2011, 19:30
Replies: 379
Views: 28,967
Posted By Eric Blair
The concepts overlap, as you probably know.

The concepts overlap, as you probably know.
Forum: General Discussion 28-10-2011, 19:14
Replies: 379
Views: 28,967
Posted By Eric Blair
The two jurors were probably only fulfilling...

The two jurors were probably only fulfilling their role properly, as they saw it.

The legal difference between murder and manslaughter revolves around premeditation. Manslaughter is a 'spur of the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 25-09-2011, 22:12
Replies: 663
Views: 102,897
Posted By Eric Blair
What does film and TV drama think it's doing,...

What does film and TV drama think it's doing, showing us these computers that make boopity-boop and bleepity-bleep noises all the time?

Also annoyed by the ease with which encryption was broken. All...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 29-08-2011, 23:26
Replies: 151
Views: 11,950
Posted By Eric Blair
What a disappointing show. Knowing how much of a...

What a disappointing show. Knowing how much of a gadget freak Stephen Fry is, I was anticipating something a good deal more quintessentially Fry-ish – something like one of his books or blogs, except...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 10-06-2011, 08:58
Replies: 2,150
Views: 173,559
Posted By Eric Blair
Suki c - I was a teenaged lad-about-town in the...

Suki c - I was a teenaged lad-about-town in the late 80s, and would collapse in front of the TV when I came in. After a while, I noticed that this funny Australian thing seemed to be always...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 10-06-2011, 08:11
Replies: 2,150
Views: 173,559
Posted By Eric Blair
Prisoner CBH was a great corny soap opera with...

Prisoner CBH was a great corny soap opera with melodramatic plots - some of the best TV ever made IMO. I watched it on Central TV back in the late 80s when it was regularly pulling in a million...
Forum: The Apprentice 12-05-2011, 00:04
Replies: 2
Views: 1,206
Posted By Eric Blair
Yes and it also annoyed me that the boys' team...

Yes and it also annoyed me that the boys' team never quite grasped that it wasn't suitable in any way as a global app. The project manager in particular seemed to think the app flopped globally...
Forum: General Discussion 30-03-2011, 14:56
Replies: 76
Views: 3,590
Posted By Eric Blair
That's nothing. 15 years ago I saw this laminated...

That's nothing. 15 years ago I saw this laminated notice on the wall of a bookshop in Birmingham:

MORE
BOOK'S
UPSTAIR'S
Forum: TV Shows: UK 05-10-2010, 14:42
Replies: 1,040
Views: 169,024
Posted By Eric Blair
Jay is the best character on the show. They're...

Jay is the best character on the show. They're all appealing and funny in their own ways, but Jay is the most prominent IMO. His lies have been shown to be a desperate effort to conceal his...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 05-10-2010, 13:13
Replies: 1,040
Views: 169,024
Posted By Eric Blair
I'm surprised nobody's picked up on the glaring...

I'm surprised nobody's picked up on the glaring error of the episode. Warwick University isn't actually in Warwick - it's in Coventry and the majority of its students live in and around the campus,...
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 24-05-2010, 13:36
Replies: 381
Views: 31,552
Posted By Eric Blair
If you think the ending was brilliant then you...

If you think the ending was brilliant then you have probably convinced yourself that the central question at the heart of the premise of the entire show - WHAT IS THE ISLAND - is somehow not a valid...
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 24-05-2010, 13:21
Replies: 598
Views: 49,693
Posted By Eric Blair
Great, now what about these two: what is the...

Great, now what about these two:


what is the Island
what is the light


Without answers to both of those, we're left with the kind of ending I predicted 6 years ago. "It means whatever you want...
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 24-05-2010, 12:23
Replies: 598
Views: 49,693
Posted By Eric Blair
Jesus Christ. Thanks a lot for spoiling my...

Jesus Christ. Thanks a lot for spoiling my first-time viewing of The Wire. What were you thinking?

The least you can do now is go back and spoiler-tag it. It's too late for me, but others haven't...
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 12-09-2007, 22:06
Replies: 1,323
Views: 103,980
Posted By Eric Blair
Full and detailed recap of the much-anticipated...

Full and detailed recap of the much-anticipated Heroes Chapter 9 here:

http://tellysandwich.co.uk/heroes-homecoming-1.php

Agree this was a great episode, easily the pick of the bunch so far. I was...
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 05-09-2007, 23:13
Replies: 1,323
Views: 103,980
Posted By Eric Blair
Full recap of tonight's episode 8 here:...

Full recap of tonight's episode 8 here: http://www.tellysandwich.co.uk/heroes-sevenminutestomidnight-1.php

Was this week's Mohinder voiceover at the start the most fortune-cookied of them all? They...
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 29-08-2007, 23:57
Replies: 64
Views: 3,810
Posted By Eric Blair
Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to...

Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to this too. I'd crawl over proverbial broken glass to watch a Joss Whedon show. My only worry is that the English setting will tweak whatever button it is...
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 29-08-2007, 23:26
Replies: 1,323
Views: 103,980
Posted By Eric Blair
UK viewers have no trouble whatsoever keeping...

UK viewers have no trouble whatsoever keeping pace with shows like 24 and Lost. I'm an avid viewer of US shows at their original pace (aaah, the magic of the internet) and Heroes just is poorly-paced...
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 29-08-2007, 22:50
Replies: 148
Views: 9,717
Posted By Eric Blair
A direct question deserves a direct answer! When...

A direct question deserves a direct answer!

When I first watched Heroes - at US pace - it was about now that I started getting 'fidgety' with the show, so you're by no means on your own. I love...
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 29-08-2007, 22:40
Replies: 1,323
Views: 103,980
Posted By Eric Blair
Er, I can see there's lots of discussion about...

Er, I can see there's lots of discussion about tonight's episode going on here.... *gulp*

If anyone missed it, or wants a refresher, etc., there's a detailed recap here (100% spoiler-free):...
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 29-08-2007, 18:22
Replies: 64
Views: 3,810
Posted By Eric Blair
I did watch Buffy after S2, and enjoyed the...

I did watch Buffy after S2, and enjoyed the character Giles became.

Every time they went to England in Buffy (watchers' council etc.) it was always the Merrie Englande kind of place. I think the...
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 29-08-2007, 17:29
Replies: 64
Views: 3,810
Posted By Eric Blair
The reasons you list for 'Ripper' not being the...

The reasons you list for 'Ripper' not being the same old tired Merrie Englande made-for-US-TV tripe that we've seen a thousand times already are all good reasons why it will be exactly that, I'm...
Forum: Big Brother 29-08-2007, 16:41
Replies: 41
Views: 1,282
Posted By Eric Blair
The 'dislikers' on this and other forums get...

The 'dislikers' on this and other forums get exponentially worse every year. The trouble with them is that they settle upon one or more housemates and feed off each others' dark energies in an...
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