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Old 06-03-2012, 13:23
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I like this little drama. Well cast, tersely scripted, entertainment.

Pity the programmes aren't as well done.
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Old 06-03-2012, 13:30
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I am the reverse. I hate the ads. From the very first one, with all it's hilarious 'nerd' gags, I've just wanted to slap the bleeding lot of the.
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Old 06-03-2012, 13:33
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Seriously they should just get the threesome over with already. And whats happened to Kris Marshall? did the son smash him over the head with the home hub in a fit of connection rage and then dismember him and stuff him in the shed?
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Old 06-03-2012, 13:36
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I am the reverse. I hate the ads. From the very first one, with all it's hilarious 'nerd' gags, I've just wanted to slap the bleeding lot of the.
But they're so relatable

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I feel sick even sarcastically thinking that
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Old 06-03-2012, 14:17
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I have to mute it every time it's on. Why can't they do something lovely and cinematic like the BT Infinity ad with the falling lights? That was nice! I'd rather watch that then two bland actors without chemistry or comic timing trying to muddle through the technical specs of a wireless hub while still keeping it real.

Ugh. I have a lot of feelings, it seems.
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Old 06-03-2012, 18:25
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I like this little drama. Well cast, tersely scripted, entertainment.

Pity the programmes aren't as well done.
You are either (a) one of the actors in the ad or (b) BT's ad manager or (c) the chairman of BT.
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Old 06-03-2012, 18:39
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Student accomodation seems to have improved.
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Old 06-03-2012, 18:58
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To anyone involved in making this ad, no matter how tangentially, you are worse than Hitler.
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Old 06-03-2012, 20:38
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I recognised the guy who plays the student who isn't the son. I noticed he's Daniel Rigby, who played the young Eric Morecambe in Eric and Ernie. I really like him as an actor.
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Old 06-03-2012, 20:46
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To anyone involved in making this ad, no matter how tangentially, you are worse than Hitler.
Hitler was at least quite clever. The makers of this ad are just hopelessly naive.
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Old 06-03-2012, 20:53
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The girl in the advert is lovely and she would be welcome to knock on my door anytime. I'd show her some hot spots...
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Old 06-03-2012, 21:43
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The girl in the advert is lovely and she would be welcome to knock on my door anytime. I'd show her some hot spots...
I disagree. She is a pouty sulky miss whose parents didn't say "No" enough to her when she was growing up.
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Old 06-03-2012, 22:02
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I disagree. She is a pouty sulky miss whose parents didn't say "No" enough to her when she was growing up.
Ah, she just needs some discipline...
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:47
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This advert is total and utter arsewank, that is right arsewank, It is so bad it deserves a new adjective to describe it.

Oh and the real reason behind the Coffee shop version is not to highlight BT's Wireless connectivity, They go to the Coffee Shop because BT Infinity is only delivering 500KB/s
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:59
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To anyone involved in making this ad, no matter how tangentially, you are worse than Hitler.
I hereby invoke Godwin, seeing as no one else did it.

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Old 07-03-2012, 07:47
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The girl in the advert is lovely and she would be welcome to knock on my door anytime. I'd show her some hot spots...
Every time I hear that "hot spots" dialogue I'm thinking "f**k me, it's as if Noel Coward were still alive and writing for TV adverts". Not.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:07
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Just what I said to myself yesterday JCR!
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:56
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I recognised the guy who plays the student who isn't the son. I noticed he's Daniel Rigby, who played the young Eric Morecambe in Eric and Ernie. I really like him as an actor.
He goes from winning the Best Actor BAFTA to starring in a BT advert, he really needs to get a new agent.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:00
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The girl in the advert is lovely and she would be welcome to knock on my door anytime. I'd show her some hot spots...
I disagree. She is a pouty sulky miss whose parents didn't say "No" enough to her when she was growing up.
Ah, she just needs some discipline...
Rebecca Night who played Fanny Hill in the BBC4 adaptation a few years - So she'd know all about being disciplined.

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Old 07-03-2012, 10:04
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The girl is attractive but despite the efforts of the make up people sometimes I'm thinking that she's nearer 30 than 20. Now that we have an ID I've looked her up and indeed she's 26.

The great thing about these little story adverts is that they don't stay the same, you get a new episode every week or two.

The advertising people will be thrilled because attracting attention is the name of the game, so if some people remember it because they think it's dated and unrealistic that's fine. Would you get your internet from the 'The Young Ones', I think not.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:19
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I don't mind these adverts actually, they're less annoying than the old ones. Mainly because that awful harridan the Kris Marshall character was dating isn't in as much. (I know she appears briefly at the beginning of one, but at least she's gone quickly).
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:07
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I disagree. She is a pouty sulky miss whose parents didn't say "No" enough to her when she was growing up.
This is a very, very weird thing to think about an actress in an advert, never mind to bother sharing.
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Old 07-03-2012, 14:02
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Seriously they should just get the threesome over with already. And whats happened to Kris Marshall? did the son smash him over the head with the home hub in a fit of connection rage and then dismember him and stuff him in the shed?
Drink driving. Bye bye wage packet.

He goes from winning the Best Actor BAFTA to starring in a BT advert, he really needs to get a new agent.
An ad for a major company is a dream job! Ongoing money that allows him to choose his other work. (Plus he's currently on Broadway so he's doing just fine.)

I'm in the don't like the ads category - they make me cringe.
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Old 07-03-2012, 16:39
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The girl is attractive but despite the efforts of the make up people sometimes I'm thinking that she's nearer 30 than 20. Now that we have an ID I've looked her up and indeed she's 26.

The great thing about these little story adverts is that they don't stay the same, you get a new episode every week or two.

The advertising people will be thrilled because attracting attention is the name of the game, so if some people remember it because they think it's dated and unrealistic that's fine. Would you get your internet from the 'The Young Ones', I think not.
She was in a Student Loans ad about 10 years back. She must be doing a second masters by now and be in a shit load of debt
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Old 07-03-2012, 22:36
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the ginger student is hilarious isnt he "but wi-fi dont you take it with you?", genius play on words there, i laugh so much my ribs ache, and as for the map of a girls hot spot,wow, innuendo yet done so cleverly, I WOULD LOVE IT IF THEY MADE A SITCOM ABOUT THESE THREE CRAZY STUDENTS LIVES, IT WOULD MAKE MY LIFE COMPLETE!




all the above is not my opinion at all, it is in fact as one poster said, arsewank, and the diologue is cringeworthy cackiness. x
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