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Re: current tv heaven

Post by Sid Seadevil on Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:00 am

Lee Carey wrote:Hmm, Canal plus, the channel responsible, has taken down the page on its website, so I have a feeling the chances of a second series may be like the second series of State of Play- a possibility that may never come into being as too many of the artists involved have moved on to other things. Which in some ways, I don't mind, as I would prefer a short run of perfection than something that outstays its welcome.
That's a shame if it indeed proves to be the case. But I gotta' agree with you, better a modicum of quality rather than a skip full of quantity.
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Post by Zoltar on Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:57 pm

A few of the top of my head...

Sarah Connor Chronicles
Fringe
Pushing Daisies
SJA
Heroes, though they need to retire the Idiot Ball. Wink
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Re: current tv heaven

Post by Aspadistra on Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:26 am

The Co=Ordinator wrote:For those of you who have never seen it, or indeed if you want to relive your worst ever nightmare, here is an edited version of one of the greatest ever pieces of television.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=MBeYnFEqtRg

This is the first time I've been able to see this properly...broadband has definitely made a difference.

They should have given Tony the Cyberman a regular spot.
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Post by Sid Seadevil on Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:33 am

Aspadistra wrote:This is the first time I've been able to see this properly...broadband has definitely made a difference.

They should have given Tony the Cyberman a regular spot.
They should have given Tony the Cyberman his own show.

Well, I'd have watched it...and my dog too probably...
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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:40 am

Sid Seadevil wrote:Well, I'd have watched it...and my dog too probably...

You'd have watched your dog? affraid

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:49 am

The Co=Ordinator wrote:You'd have watched your dog? affraid
Haven't we all at sometime...? cyclops
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Post by The_Void on Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:52 am

Heroes and Have I Got News For You. I have a criminally small amount of channels on my perpetually-failing Digibox, so that's all I have to go on until Christmas.
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Re: current tv heaven

Post by Frank on Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:21 am

Graymalkin wrote:For me...

On 'home-made'* DVD - just finished watching the second seasons of Mad Men and Carnivale,


Oh, eff me. The second season of Carnivale. Bloody hell, what a series. I'm about two episodes from the end and I'm going to miss it. So finely crafted, acted and directed and the whole storyline has been so compulsive. Why this got cancelled, I shall never know. I've completed my viewing of Mad Men. Series 2. It's not quite as good as the first series but there are some belting episodes. Waiting for BBCHD to get their fingers out and show it so I can see it in HD goodness.
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Post by Sid Seadevil on Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:19 am

Frank wrote:Oh, eff me. The second season of Carnivale. Bloody hell, what a series. I'm about two episodes from the end and I'm going to miss it. So finely crafted, acted and directed and the whole storyline has been so compulsive. Why this got cancelled, I shall never know. I've completed my viewing of Mad Men. Series 2. It's not quite as good as the first series but there are some belting episodes. Waiting for BBCHD to get their fingers out and show it so I can see it in HD goodness.
Somehow fate has conspired to make me miss all of Med Men. A situation I fully intend to set right just as soon as I've cleared a little of my already mammoth TV backlog.
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Re: current tv heaven

Post by Frank on Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:48 am

Sid Seadevil wrote:Somehow fate has conspired to make me miss all of Med Men. A situation I fully intend to set right just as soon as I've cleared a little of my already mammoth TV backlog.

First series is currently being re-run on BBC4.

Review of last week's 'Life On Mars US' is ooop on t'blog. It's struggling to get there, I have to say. Better than the previous episode but not quite right yet.
I'm also trying to summon up the energy to review the last SJA story which I really didn't enjoy. That's two duds in a row. God, I'm turning into Craig Revel-Horwood...
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Post by Sid Seadevil on Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:50 am

Frank wrote:First series is currently being re-run on BBC4.

Review of last week's 'Life On Mars US' is ooop on t'blog. It's struggling to get there, I have to say. Better than the previous episode but not quite right yet.
I'm also trying to summon up the energy to review the last SJA story which I really didn't enjoy. That's two duds in a row. God, I'm turning into Craig Revel-Horwood...
I actually totally forgot that SJA was on last night. A first for me - I blame the Russ Abbott effect.
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Re: current tv heaven

Post by Zoltar on Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:43 pm

Sid Seadevil wrote:Somehow fate has conspired to make me miss all of Med Men. A situation I fully intend to set right just as soon as I've cleared a little of my already mammoth TV backlog.
Indeed. I have the same plan.
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Re: current tv heaven

Post by Sid Seadevil on Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:29 pm

Zoltar wrote:Indeed. I have the same plan.
We know each other too well...

Very Happy
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Re: current tv heaven

Post by jonpandkatew on Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:57 am

The Secret Show,

seriously, it's inspired genius.

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Post by sheringham on Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:58 am

jonpandkatew wrote:The Secret Show,

seriously, it's inspired genius.

It's absolutely wonderful! Very Happy We have some of the books and they're hysterical too.
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Post by Zoltar on Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:58 pm

Zoltar wrote:A few of the top of my head...

Sarah Connor Chronicles
Fringe
Pushing Daisies
SJA
Heroes, though they need to retire the Idiot Ball. Wink
Sadly, one of these shows ain't gonna make it. But at least we have assurances from the creator that he will try to continue Pushing Daisies as comic books or a movie...or both. And he may return to Heroes, which I suppose is a nice silver lining on that otherwise dark cloud.

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Re: current tv heaven

Post by millerqueen on Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:05 pm

I'm annoyed that Eli Stone is going the way of Pushing Daisies, I'm less annoyed about ES, but I am severely angry about PD as it is a fantastic ensemble piece which is far and any above a lot of modern tv.
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Post by Zoltar on Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:08 pm

millerqueen wrote:I'm annoyed that Eli Stone is going the way of Pushing Daisies, I'm less annoyed about ES, but I am severely angry about PD as it is a fantastic ensemble piece which is far and any above a lot of modern tv.
Couldn't agree more. In fact, it was probably too good a show to make it on network TV, which seems to prefer the likes of Knight Rider or Reality TV garbage.

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Re: current tv heaven

Post by Sid Seadevil on Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:15 am

Zoltar wrote:
millerqueen wrote:I'm annoyed that Eli Stone is going the way of Pushing Daisies, I'm less annoyed about ES, but I am severely angry about PD as it is a fantastic ensemble piece which is far and any above a lot of modern tv.
Couldn't agree more. In fact, it was probably too good a show to make it on network TV, which seems to prefer the likes of Knight Rider or Reality TV garbage.
Sadly it's often been the way on the US networks that the more imaginative, envelope-pushing shows fall by the wayside while the suits champion the lesser efforts.

Been that way for decades - will probably remain that way for decades more.
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Post by barnaby morbius on Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:24 am

i was hoping to add apparitions and survivors to the list but was disappointed with both- apparitions was terrible!

looking forward to branagh as "wallander" though. and i've completely missed "the devils whore"
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Post by barnaby morbius on Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:43 pm

barnaby salton wrote:i was hoping to add apparitions and survivors to the list but was disappointed with both- apparitions was terrible!

looking forward to branagh as "wallander" though. and i've completely missed "the devils whore"

branagh=awesome
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Post by Colin Hicks on Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:45 pm

Branagh and David Warner were great, and the atmosphere was very good, but it doesn't yet have the same special 'something' to make it unmissable like Morse, or Frost at his best.

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Re: current tv heaven

Post by Johnstone McGuckian on Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:57 am

I'm really enjoying this latest series of Have I got News for You. I think it's the best series we've had in a very long time.
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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:22 am

Johnstone McGuckian wrote:I'm really enjoying this latest series of Have I got News for You. I think it's the best series we've had in a very long time.

I agree 100%. Tom Baker was - and I intend no hyperbole here - simply perfect as a presenter. Hislop and Merton continue to perform at the top of their game, and I loved it last week when they made fun of Germaine Greer. (There's just something about her that gets up my nose.)
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Post by Johnstone McGuckian on Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:27 am

I agree. Tom was hosting perfection. I hope they get him again.
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