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Rutabaga wrote:
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See also the ghastly and unfunny Bridget Jones franchise.
I enjoy Bridget Jones (well, 1 and 3 anyway). I plead the TRR defence:
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I've sort of been counting on being able to watch both good stuff and terrible stuff on the telly without it having much impact on whether I am a good or a bad person.
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Post by Rutabaga » 5 months ago

I have seen a couple of episodes of Naked Attraction. One person on one of them had a very unusual name which is shared by someone I know of. Now I can't stop wondering if it was actually them.
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I had no idea what Naked Attraction is.

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I see no need to ever watch broadcast TV again.
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Post by JohnToo » 5 months ago

Naked Atraction is... errr.... revealing... at several different levels.
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Post by The Real Ravenhurst » 5 months ago

Joan wrote:
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I had no idea what Naked Attraction is.

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I see no need to ever watch broadcast TV again.
Yeah, sorry about that. It cannot be unseen.
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Joan wrote:
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I had no idea what Naked Attraction is.

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I see no need to ever watch broadcast TV again.
It really is bollocks
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Post by Joan » 5 months ago

Goddamnit! Now I have to watch it.
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Goddamnit! Now I have to watch it.
Oh no. It's monstrous. I just got far enough into the first episode for her to reject the first person because his penis was too small. He then had to walk out so his friends and acquaintances would recognise him

This is the Dickian future I feared.


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Post by Rutabaga » 4 months ago

So. Farewell then
Holby City
Stand clear!
Shock!
You had actually
Been dead for years.

RT Baga, 17 and a bit
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Post by Sonic Budgie » 3 months ago

Not TV, but I just want to say that I seem to have an unfortunate habit of catching Dead Ringers, which I have to say I consider to be absolutely diabolically bad. The sketches are buttock clenchingly bad, and I can't ever remember any other impression show where they have to say the name of the character at the beginning of every single sketch, because if they didn't, you wouldn't have a clue who it was supposed to be!

Dire.
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Sonic Budgie wrote:
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Not TV, but I just want to say that I seem to have an unfortunate habit of catching Dead Ringers, which I have to say I consider to be absolutely diabolically bad. The sketches are buttock clenchingly bad, and I can't ever remember any other impression show where they have to say the name of the character at the beginning of every single sketch, because if they didn't, you wouldn't have a clue who it was supposed to be!

Dire.
Stella Street did the same, for the same reason.
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Post by Sonic Budgie » 3 months ago

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Stella Street did the same, for the same reason.
Ah right, yes, a show that completely passed me by, which was probably a good thing it seems.
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Post by Joan » 3 months ago

I don't mind them saying who they are on Dead Ringers, because I am not sure I would recognise Keir Starmer's voice anyway. But the jokes are risible and often offensive. Particularly bad was their skewering of intimacy coordinators in the first episode. It was a few days after I heard Michaela Coel thanking her intimacy coordinator, who had enabled her to make a film about her own sexual assault - which must be about the hardest thing to do on camera.

But that doesn't stop them making the same joke over and over, somehow trying to show us that it's a ridiculous idea.

/rant.

As for Stella Street, I found the whole thing mystifying. I could not understand why it existed.
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Post by The Real Ravenhurst » 3 months ago

Joan wrote:
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I don't mind them saying who they are on Dead Ringers, because I am not sure I would recognise Keir Starmer's voice anyway. But the jokes are risible and often offensive. Particularly bad was their skewering of intimacy coordinators in the first episode. It was a few days after I heard Michaela Coel thanking her intimacy coordinator, who had enabled her to make a film about her own sexual assault - which must be about the hardest thing to do on camera.

But that doesn't stop them making the same joke over and over, somehow trying to show us that it's a ridiculous idea.

/rant.

As for Stella Street, I found the whole thing mystifying. I could not understand why it existed.
Coel's I May Destroy You is the best piece of British TV in years. Someone making sure that actors are OK in sex scenes or similar seems to me to be a self-evidently good idea, and if it helps make TV that good it's an absolute no-brainer. Predictable, smug, safe satire like Dead Ringers needs to be put out to grass.
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Post by Iris » 3 months ago

And predictable safe smug satire like Coldwar Steve, Steve Bell and that shouty sweary man whose videos sometimes pop up on here?
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