Author Topic: Television tonight: what's worth watching?  (Read 142333 times)

citoyen

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #875 on: November 22, 2016, 08:41:54 pm »
Tonight's Masterchef is priceless. The 'skills' test was an absolute car crash, and now some crazy woman is making salmon with strawberry risotto.

Monica Galetti looks like she's going to murder at least a couple of the contestants.

ETA: and now Gregg Wallace has just come out with the line: "I'm desperate to dip that pork into something wet."  :facepalm:

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #876 on: November 23, 2016, 10:57:43 am »
Planet Earth II

It just keeps getting better. It almost defines the name of this thread.

Jaguar vs crocodile? Who will win??

Millipede-munching beetle-worms with stealth lighting modes.

Paaaaainfully cute baby monkeys learning to climb.

Dolphins that live in flooded forests 1000km from the sea.

Snakes chasing Iguanas will live in my nightmares forever.
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citoyen

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #877 on: November 23, 2016, 11:41:50 am »
ETA: and now Gregg Wallace has just come out with the line: "I'm desperate to dip that pork into something wet."  :facepalm:

For anyone who missed it:
https://twitter.com/OliverMaltman/status/801174075217473536


Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #878 on: November 28, 2016, 01:32:46 pm »
http://www.channel5.com/show/tour-de-celeb


Hmmm...

I've checked, and there really is a 'Channel 5'.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #879 on: November 28, 2016, 01:39:04 pm »
BBC 4 had a program about the making of Paul Simon's Graceland album last night so it will still be on iPlayer. Really interesting.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

citoyen

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #880 on: November 28, 2016, 03:22:19 pm »
BBC 4 had a program about the making of Paul Simon's Graceland album last night so it will still be on iPlayer. Really interesting.

I watched that. Very enjoyable. I think I also watched it the first time it was shown in 1997!

Shame they didn't talk to the likes of Jerry Dammers or Billy Bragg about the more controversial aspects of the album's creation.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #881 on: November 28, 2016, 04:47:39 pm »
Yep, I saw that one as well.  It's one of the VH1 Classic Albums series, most of which are probably available on YouTube.  I'd only seen the one on Aja before.  I love the scenes from the mixing desk.

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« Reply #882 on: November 28, 2016, 05:59:41 pm »
I've enjoyed every one of those [not that I'm sure I've seen them all, IYSWIM ... ].

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #883 on: November 28, 2016, 07:13:34 pm »
I have really been enjoying The Missing and can't wait for the last episode on Wednesday.

What's interesting is the setting in Germany - done so well. Things like how the doorframes are, the houses, so accurate. I don't know if it was filmed here or in the UK somewhere but the small details are really really good.

The first couple of episodes were confusing with the time shifts but now I've got a handle on it it's gripping stuff.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #884 on: November 29, 2016, 02:20:34 am »
Been re-watching "In the Line of Duty". First season was really good (And it's been long enough that I had forgotten most of the details).

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #885 on: November 29, 2016, 11:16:45 am »
I have really been enjoying The Missing and can't wait for the last episode on Wednesday.

What's interesting is the setting in Germany - done so well. Things like how the doorframes are, the houses, so accurate. I don't know if it was filmed here or in the UK somewhere but the small details are really really good.

The first couple of episodes were confusing with the time shifts but now I've got a handle on it it's gripping stuff.

Yep, filmed in Morocco, Belgium and Germany, apparently.  Mrs L and I are absolutely gripped, and similarly can't wait until Wednesday's concluding episode.

One thing I picked up on which may hold some significance is
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #886 on: November 30, 2016, 11:35:04 am »
I managed to get my son watching it.

Ran out of decent things to watch on Netflix, so I've been watching Westworld. It's HBO, so expanses of flesh, but not as much gratuitous sex as you might expect.

One peculiarity; male 'guests' to Westworld drag female prostitutues off to bed on arrival. Female guests to Westworld get propositioned by female prostitutues and head off to 'bed' them. Not seen a single instance of a female guest having sex with a male Westworld 'robot' yet. Was that ruled out of the show because it was deemed a step too far?

I've binge watched Westworld and thoroughly enjoyed it. Quite a bit of male robot type thing having sex with female guests
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #887 on: November 30, 2016, 12:50:35 pm »
I have really been enjoying The Missing and can't wait for the last episode on Wednesday.

What's interesting is the setting in Germany - done so well. Things like how the doorframes are, the houses, so accurate. I don't know if it was filmed here or in the UK somewhere but the small details are really really good.

The first couple of episodes were confusing with the time shifts but now I've got a handle on it it's gripping stuff.

Yep, filmed in Morocco, Belgium and Germany, apparently.  Mrs L and I are absolutely gripped, and similarly can't wait until Wednesday's concluding episode.

One thing I picked up on which may hold some significance is
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Hoping for a decent final episode because it started to feel a bit "strung out".
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LEE

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #888 on: December 01, 2016, 09:48:55 am »
The Missing

I think the final episode just about worked.

There's was an element of "Why the feck would you go into a haunted basement with just a candle?" about the final scenes but, thankfully, no open ending.

I'm tired of slogging through TV series where the final ending is actually just an intro to the next series, and nothing is resolved. I'll happily trade a heavy-handed explanation and recap of what I have just been watching for 8 weeks for that.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #889 on: December 01, 2016, 11:02:41 am »
A good documentary quizzing on BBC Four last night.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b084fs6s/how-quizzing-got-cool-tvs-brains-of-britain

In a semi related note, I got a letter last night confirming my go on Mastermind will be screened on 16th Dec.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #890 on: December 01, 2016, 11:57:19 am »
Specialist subject?

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #891 on: December 01, 2016, 12:02:33 pm »
Steve Jobs

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #892 on: December 01, 2016, 01:46:02 pm »
A good documentary quizzing on BBC Four last night.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b084fs6s/how-quizzing-got-cool-tvs-brains-of-britain

In a semi related note, I got a letter last night confirming my go on Mastermind will be screened on 16th Dec.

Good-o!  I was speculating only the other day as to when you'd appear.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #893 on: December 01, 2016, 02:02:12 pm »
A good documentary quizzing on BBC Four last night.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b084fs6s/how-quizzing-got-cool-tvs-brains-of-britain

In a semi related note, I got a letter last night confirming my go on Mastermind will be screened on 16th Dec.

Bugger, I thought it might be you and didn't check.  <Waves from the Engine Room at MediaCity>
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #894 on: December 01, 2016, 02:28:12 pm »
Steve Jobs
;D

No seriously, I'd like to know too. What specialist subject?
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #895 on: December 01, 2016, 02:55:29 pm »
No seriously, I'd like to know too. What specialist subject?

On the episode I'm on, the specialist subjects are:

Steve Jobs
The TV show Farscape
Hungarian History from 865
Black Metal (as in the Finnish type of heavy metal music)

Cue discussion on dumbing down/specialist subjects being too niche/easy

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #896 on: December 01, 2016, 03:55:35 pm »
No seriously, I'd like to know too. What specialist subject?

On the episode I'm on, the specialist subjects are:

Steve Jobs
The TV show Farscape
Hungarian History from 865
Black Metal (as in the Finnish type of heavy metal music)

Cue discussion on dumbing down/specialist subjects being too niche/easy

Too easy??? There's nothing easy about listening to Black Metal. Resssspec'
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #897 on: December 01, 2016, 03:56:30 pm »
They aren't dumbing down its always been so. Fred Housgo won with a specialist subject of England at the European football championships over some specific ten or fifteen year period and that was thirty years ago.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #898 on: December 01, 2016, 04:57:47 pm »
The TV show Farscape

I really hope that "Nigel Farage" was one of the answers.  That's the sort of dumbing down I can get behind.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #899 on: December 01, 2016, 07:29:54 pm »
I hope one of the questions was "What was the phrase used by Mr Larrington's chum Sir Hugh of Hugh to describe 'Farscape'?".  The answer being "A bowl of dicks".
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