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Old 03-06-2013, 20:30
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Its malcolm
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Old 03-06-2013, 20:33
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old stuff like.. Ali G
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Old 03-06-2013, 20:37
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Looks like they've really cut the budget on this show. Are they standing in a basement? It's gone from bad (last series) to worse.
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Old 03-06-2013, 20:37
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Sorry but that bit on movie streaming with Malcolm was just pointless
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Old 03-06-2013, 20:38
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Jesus, they still insist on reciting all the competition prizes, this alone makes me want to turn off every time.

Back to recording it so I can skip this shit.
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Old 03-06-2013, 20:39
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The show is doing a lot of things right. The items have been great. Plenty information and I feel like they got justified ratings against similar competition.

However please tone jason down ffs
It's like he's turned the volume of geeky hipsterish up to 11!
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Old 03-06-2013, 20:39
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Am I the only person that actually quite liked the World Tour/All New Gadget Show format?
Yes. It was awful

I can't believe how bad RR looks compared to on Countdown in a dress with decent make-up.
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Old 03-06-2013, 20:39
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Am I the only person that actually quite liked the World Tour/All New Gadget Show format?
No. Carl will no doubt be along at some point to tell you how much he loved it as well
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Old 03-06-2013, 20:39
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Is that berk in the oversized specs still in it?
Redfoo?
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Old 03-06-2013, 20:39
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holy shit!

the recital of the competition prizes is ridiculous
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Old 03-06-2013, 20:43
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The studio is a bit 1990's. This show is going to die pretty soon.
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Old 03-06-2013, 20:44
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Jesus, they still insist on reciting all the competition prizes, this alone makes me want to turn off every time.

Back to recording it so I can skip this shit.
I have exactly the same reaction. Just put the ruddy stuff on a website and shut up about it. Either that or just have one or two items. The huge prize where you get 2-3 versions of effectively the same 50 things just looks like consumerism gone mad and makes me feel a little sick!
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Old 03-06-2013, 20:46
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Overall I am enjoying it. Much more so than the world tour. I think the show has more balance now and a clearer structure.
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Old 03-06-2013, 20:48
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The studio is a bit 1990's. This show is going to die pretty soon.
I think you're right.
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Old 03-06-2013, 20:56
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Did Suzie Perry tell them where to stick it then? As they have Jon back presumably they tried to get her as well.
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Old 03-06-2013, 21:01
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Did Suzie Perry tell them where to stick it then? As they have Jon back presumably they tried to get her as well.
She's doing Formula 1 for the BBC at the moment, so perhaps wouldn't be available even if she wanted to be.
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Old 03-06-2013, 21:12
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Watching the first half-hour on +1 that I missed before.
Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeez these ads are ENDLESS! How are we supposed to endure so many ads?
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Old 03-06-2013, 21:14
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Can't watch the gadget show, still annoys me with their love of Apple, remember when the Ipod touch won best hand held gaming device put me right off.
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Old 03-06-2013, 21:16
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I tuned in just to see how RR looked.

It's inevitable: she's losing her bloom
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Old 03-06-2013, 21:19
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Half the problem with the show pre-World Tour was the ridiculous amount of presenters. Having just the two presenters over the past couple of series worked so much better. Pollyanna barely featured in tonight's show which is a shame as I always felt her and Jason worked so well together.
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Old 03-06-2013, 21:19
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I've admired her so often on Countdown I'm just flabbergasted how much junk is in the trunk
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Old 03-06-2013, 21:21
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Oh look. People being overly critical of The Gadget Show on Digital Spy Forums. How novel. The main criticisms look even weaker than normal, hilariously.

1) Too many ads they say. I say nonsense as C5 are allowed only the same amount per hour as any other commercial channel and all commercial channels will use the maximum possible in the peak 8pm slot.
2) The studio is too dated they say. Really ? Does it really matter what the studio looks like. It more than serves its purpose.
3) Jason is too enthusiastic they say. If you don't share Jason's enthusiasm for new technology, you're probably watching the wrong programme. The tone of tonight's episode was exactly the same as day 1 on The Gadget Show 18 series ago or whatever it is now, and seemingly it has served them well to this point. This isn't Click playing out to a niche audience on BBC News, it's an entertainment show on a mainstream channel aimed at a broad family audience.
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Old 03-06-2013, 21:28
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Well I'm liking it. Back to a better balance of content and a reasonable number of presenters. Seems like a good team.

As for the ads, it was probably that one really long ad that did my head in. Half the time these days I mute the sound and read something for a few minutes.
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Old 03-06-2013, 21:45
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I thought it was fine - getting Jon back was a good move, and Rachel Riley is always welcome. I like Polly doing the more adventurous travelling segments, they add good variety to the show. Even the Danny Dyer appearance was a good segment.

Still can't stand Jason. I respect he's enthusiastic about technology, but there must be people available with similar enthusiasm without being so incredibly embarrassing and unbearably irritating? I realise he'll never get the bullet from the show at this stage, but there's no doubt in my mind that would improve the show instantly.

So overall a decent (re-)start in my view.
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Old 03-06-2013, 21:54
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3) Jason is too enthusiastic they say. If you don't share Jason's enthusiasm for new technology, you're probably watching the wrong programme. The tone of tonight's episode was exactly the same as day 1 on The Gadget Show 18 series ago or whatever it is now, and seemingly it has served them well to this point. This isn't Click playing out to a niche audience on BBC News, it's an entertainment show on a mainstream channel aimed at a broad family audience.
I think you are missing the point. It is not his enthusiasm i have an issue with, is is the fact he prefers to dick about and play up to the camera.

I don't dislike him or him appearing on the show i just want it toned down a bit.
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