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Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 28-08-2014, 08:22
Replies: 180
Views: 11,464
Posted By petely
Simply because they need LOTS of content to fill...

Simply because they need LOTS of content to fill the gaps between advertisements?
A 10-parter costs more per episode than a 22-parter. You have all the fixed set-up costs (scenery & props, theme...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 26-08-2014, 09:51
Replies: 68
Views: 5,746
Posted By petely
I'm not sure it means that much TBH. The LSE has...

I'm not sure it means that much TBH. The LSE has always had a world-wide reputation (Jim Hacker notwithstanding :) ) and therefore attracts the best and the brightest - and JFK - from everywhere....
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 25-08-2014, 22:27
Replies: 180
Views: 11,464
Posted By petely
That was the best ep. of the series. I expect Tex...

That was the best ep. of the series.
I expect Tex (and the dog) will single pawedly :D recapture the ship while El Capitano does for the evil politician lady.

To clear the way for the captain and...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 25-08-2014, 22:14
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By petely
No matter how educted :p, deducted, conducted or...

No matter how educted :p, deducted, conducted or reducted they have been, a degree in History, Art or Medieval Literature isn't going to do a dam' thing to help humanity. So they might as well go...
Forum: Broadcasting 25-08-2014, 08:36
Replies: 60
Views: 3,654
Posted By petely
Yes, nobody thinks twice when talking about...

Yes, nobody thinks twice when talking about "cars" (a shortened form of carriage). Words change their meanings and often the kernel of that meaning is not what the original word meant.
Forum: Broadcasting 23-08-2014, 12:16
Replies: 91
Views: 4,154
Posted By petely
Yet the post you replied to specifically said...

Yet the post you replied to specifically said "body count" Here it is again, in case you missed it



:D:D:D:D
Forum: TV Shows: UK 23-08-2014, 11:42
Replies: 98
Views: 7,342
Posted By petely
Not too surprising, really. I looked this lot up...

Not too surprising, really. I looked this lot up on IMDB and it's surprising how little comedy work most of the cast have done.
While we have all heard of Russ Abbott and everyone thinks of Paula...
Forum: Broadcasting 22-08-2014, 15:52
Replies: 91
Views: 4,154
Posted By petely
Yes. I think we're on the same page: that what...

Yes. I think we're on the same page: that what passes for "news" is a mixture of the important but easily explained, a nice little bit of blood'n'guts (but not too much) preferably just still images...
Forum: Broadcasting 22-08-2014, 12:30
Replies: 91
Views: 4,154
Posted By petely
OK, then: pop quiz. How much air time have the...

OK, then: pop quiz.
How much air time have the british news services given, this week, to the suspects killed (allegedly) by police in Kenya?
Same question, but for the 5 tibetans confirmed dead...
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 21-08-2014, 18:31
Replies: 108
Views: 7,842
Posted By petely
Well, as someone who has stopped watching this...

Well, as someone who has stopped watching this show, I can say there is no "usually" to what I watch. While this show is dull, characterless and slow it's still better than most of the dross that...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-08-2014, 18:16
Replies: 91
Views: 4,154
Posted By petely
It was meant as a rhetorical question (why...

It was meant as a rhetorical question (why stories from the USA appear so disproportionately on british TV).

Of course it's because it's the USA. Not only do brits make the mistake of thinking...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 19-08-2014, 20:31
Replies: 98
Views: 7,342
Posted By petely
When you look up the writer, producer, director...

When you look up the writer, producer, director on IMDB, it's quite clear that none of them are qualified to write for a "boomer" aged audience. They all seem to be intheir 30s or 40s, so at best...
Forum: Broadcasting 18-08-2014, 18:02
Replies: 91
Views: 4,154
Posted By petely
On the contrary. I find morbid curiousity very...

On the contrary. I find morbid curiousity very easy to understand. Especially when it;s fed by graphic images and "live" coverage.
However that understanding doesn't stop me feeling repelled by it,
Forum: Broadcasting 18-08-2014, 17:45
Replies: 91
Views: 4,154
Posted By petely
Consider yourself called. Just out of interest,...

Consider yourself called.
Just out of interest, do you have any connection with St. Louis - anything at all. Visited it once, friends / relatives there, even the slightest knowledge of anything or...
Forum: Broadcasting 18-08-2014, 17:35
Replies: 91
Views: 4,154
Posted By petely
But why would anyone in the UK care whether a...

But why would anyone in the UK care whether a news item in a third-world (american) state was shown live or delayed a few minutes until the currently covered story was concluded? I'm sure it will be...
Forum: Broadcasting 17-08-2014, 13:48
Replies: 36
Views: 1,974
Posted By petely
That's better! :D Yoda for Director General....

That's better! :D
Yoda for Director General. :cool:
Forum: TV Shows: UK 16-08-2014, 21:35
Replies: 98
Views: 7,342
Posted By petely
I think what you have just described is a soap...

I think what you have just described is a soap opera - engaging with the characters. It might not be trendy - possibly even old-fashioned, but in my book the purpose of a sitcom is to entertain...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 16-08-2014, 19:19
Replies: 98
Views: 7,342
Posted By petely
The bit I enjoyed most? The end credits :D (and...

The bit I enjoyed most? The end credits :D
(and that was funnier than anything in the show. Mind you, so was your line :D:D)
Forum: TV Shows: UK 16-08-2014, 19:09
Replies: 98
Views: 7,342
Posted By petely
Observational comedy? I don't think so. If it...

Observational comedy? I don't think so. If it hadn't been labelled "comedy" it would just have been a half-hour soap. LotSW with all the humour drained out. A septuagenarian version of Friends.

The...
Forum: Broadcasting 15-08-2014, 19:20
Replies: 36
Views: 1,974
Posted By petely
Yes, they are. But they do have one, very...

Yes, they are. But they do have one, very attractive, feature that won't ever disappear: they insulate the viewer from having to make decisions.

That is to say, people can (and do - in great...
Forum: Broadcasting 15-08-2014, 17:45
Replies: 36
Views: 1,974
Posted By petely
All the TV providers will still be around, but...

All the TV providers will still be around, but none of them will be making any significant programmes. All they'll be showing will be repeat dramas, channels full of repeated reality TV,...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 15-08-2014, 11:50
Replies: 53
Views: 2,092
Posted By petely
Best post of the week. The german media (rightly)...

Best post of the week.
The german media (rightly) gets honked off with the amount of "glorification" WWx gets in the UK. It would be interesting to see just how hypocritical the british media gets...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 15-08-2014, 08:10
Replies: 53
Views: 2,092
Posted By petely
Essentially BBC1 has turned it into a soap. It's...

Essentially BBC1 has turned it into a soap. It's a cheap (and tacky) way of sensationalising a horrendous period of time, but without telling us why it was significant, why it was so futile and what...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 13-08-2014, 11:39
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By petely
I wouldn't know. I never watch any reality...

I wouldn't know. I never watch any reality programmes. If I want to see "ordinary people" doing things, I'll just look around me - or go to work - or to the pub.
I really see no value in these...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 13-08-2014, 07:43
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By petely
Any show that features members of the public or...

Any show that features members of the public or celebs doing non-scripted or maybe non-directed activities. Where the focus is on the individual.
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