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Just what is it with American TV shows ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Stolly, 9 Nov 2007.

  1. Stolly

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    10 minutes of drivel, then a commercial break and then the opening credits.

    Can't we just nuke the east and west coasts and get it over with ?
     
  2. Sic

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    You could just not watch American TV shows - that'd save everyone some time - you not wasting time watching them, and everyone else not wasting time reading about you whining about them
     
  3. Bri

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    Or you could just not watch them....
     
  4. moid

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    Wait for the DVD release - no adverts - no whinning!
     
  5. Stolly

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    Part of married life is that sometimes you have to watch what she wants to watch, or at least sit in the room and use the laptop while some rubbish is on TV.

    On another note, you get your man-period today ?
     
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  6. Sic

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    do you REALLY get forced to sit in the same room? if so, your problems are bigger than what's on TV - it would seem that someone stole those things that make you the man of the house. and I don't mean trousers.
     
  7. SideWinder

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    Sic, you don't seem very happy today. :(
     
  8. Lopéz

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    He's just telling it like it is.
     
  9. Monkey Puzzle

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    Sic - good sig quote, is it Richard Herring?
     
  10. Sic

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    I'm always very happy! Girlfriend's passed out on the couch, which means I get to do whatever I have the energy for. Porn's too risky, being as she's sat right behind me, so the next most enjoyable thing is a healthy debate on OcUK!

    so close - Stewart Lee - 90s Comedian. takes me back to the TMWRNJ and the curious orange days :D

    hehe, I think our opinions on the definition of that phrase differ drastically!
     
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  11. Megahurtz400

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    Do it, Do it!
     
  12. Sic

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    I'll be killed! Oh wait, is that the idea :(
     
  13. Megahurtz400

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    Well have another "Missus found me looking at pr0n" thread, so it WILL be worth it.

    See if you can have a cheeky tug, itll be a rite laugh!
     
  14. drunkenmaster

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    some people would have complained specifically about a bad show, you didn't even say if the show was bad.

    if there are 3 ad breaks in an hour show for instance, and the opening credits are 30 seconds, does it make a SINGLE bit of difference where they are placed? the answer would be no, not at all.


    when i compare all the best drama's, comedy's, sci-fi, action, errm, basically all shows america wins. best comedy of the moment, might well be the office, with the US version being far better than the uk's, though that might somewhat be swayed by longevity, know characters better, more ways to make jokes. medical show, ER, house, basically crap all over holby city and the like.

    sci-fi, firefly, buffy, stargate, startrek, vs what, current Doc who with utter tosh filming and acting, or, can't really think of other uk sci fi's, oh,, torchwood, complete crap.

    sure theres plenty of crap us tv, you don't have to watch it all. given the chance to spend 1 hour watchinga show, i can't think of a uk show i'd choose over a US one now, or for the last decade really. plus, you can stay a day behind and sky +/tivo/v+ box stuff so adverts/credits basically aren't there.
     
  15. Begbie

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    Some American shows are the best, 24, Lost, Heroes, Prison Break. Buy a sky+ box :D
     
  16. Sic

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    if she DID catch me, I wouldn't be posting about it on here!! she posts here too :p