What are UKARians watching on TV?

Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Postby Flare Path on Thu 20 Jun 2013, 11:57 am

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LN Strike Eagle wrote:Confederations Cup.


Two superb fixtures this evening.


On paper anway, the bit of the Brazil vs Mexico game I saw was very poor!


I agree. However, that piece of skill by Neymar to set-up Jo was quite special.
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Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Postby DerekF on Thu 20 Jun 2013, 12:30 pm

We're normally latecomers to the big series.

From last year Sky Atlantic repeated all 8 Sopranos series so we caught up with them all then. :oops:

Recently we've watched:-
Boardwalk Empire
Game of Thrones - still catching up after downloading series 1 and 2
Continuum - SyFy time travel series.
Dexter since the beginning
Revolution - stopped after realizing all the episodes were becoming the same.
True Blood - we got fed up after 4 series
Hannibal - we watched the first 3 episodes and decide that it was not for us.
Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States - fascinating viewing
American Horror Story - both series were really very good.
Elementary - modern American take on Sherlock Holmes - another excellent US series
Playhouse Presents on Sky Arts - a bit patchy but there have been some excellent plays.

We actually watch very little live TV and tend to "timeshift" a lot of it. Also realized that most of these are US series but with the noteable exception of "Utopia" most UK output seems to be dreary cop/murder thriller stuff.
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Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Postby Flare Path on Thu 20 Jun 2013, 3:45 pm

82-1 here at Cardiff. Quite confident it will be England/India come Sunday at Edgbaston. :up:
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Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Postby AlexC on Fri 21 Jun 2013, 8:39 am

pbeardmore wrote:Working my way through the Westwing at the moment, some of the episodes are way ahead of their time (gun control for example) and the acting is top notch, 2 more episodes tonight. Then thinking about revisiting Hill Street Blues


I agree about The West Wing, it was very good. I was a great fan of Hill Street Blues when it was first on, but having watched a couple of episodes fairly recently I don't think that it's aged very well. Although later, NYPD Blue has aged much better IMHO. Another series that I watched a few years ago was John Adams, about the American Revolution. I suspect that very few folks here in the UK would have watched it, but it was one of the very best series of programmes that I've ever seen.
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Postby Ben H on Fri 21 Jun 2013, 9:09 am

DeanW wrote:The only TV series I go out of my way to watch at the moment is New Girl!


What this man said! Absolutely brilliant TV!
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Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Postby AlexC on Fri 21 Jun 2013, 10:39 am

How's about Once upon a Time? Ok, getting my coat. :oops:
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Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Postby Flare Path on Fri 21 Jun 2013, 5:00 pm

Glorious weather here at Trent Bridge for the Yorkshire Bank 40 match between Nottinghamshire and Sussex. Sussex currently 174 - 4 off 31.3 overs. Gurney the pick of the bowlers, exquisite line and length.
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Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Postby Flare Path on Sat 22 Jun 2013, 12:24 pm

British and Irish Lions beat Australia 23-21 in the first Test in Brisbane. Champagne rugby. :win:
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Postby JackyRIATWilson on Sat 22 Jun 2013, 12:51 pm

RJC1878 wrote:British and Irish Lions beat Australia 23-21 in the first Test in Brisbane. Champagne rugby. :win:


Cracking game, had to listen to it though! :wall:

Currently watching Royal Ascot, Mount Athos is my tip of the day!
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Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Postby Brevet Cable on Sat 22 Jun 2013, 1:26 pm

RJC1878 wrote:British and Irish Lions beat Australia 23-21 in the first Test in Brisbane. Champagne rugby. :win:

Well done Wales !! :whistle: :lmao:
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Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Postby Robin on Sat 22 Jun 2013, 1:32 pm

Le Mans 24 hr race.

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Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Postby JJC on Sat 22 Jun 2013, 1:44 pm

The Americans (enjoying this immensely :clap:)

Confessions of an Alien Abductee was a good laugh. (long story short...she thinks the abductions are triggered by her eating 'Kentuckeh' [fried chicken, presumably].) :grin:
''Time to dive into the fireworks!''
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Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Postby Flare Path on Sat 22 Jun 2013, 2:42 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:
RJC1878 wrote:British and Irish Lions beat Australia 23-21 in the first Test in Brisbane. Champagne rugby. :win:

Well done Wales !! :whistle: :lmao:


:grin:

We wouldn't want the competition tarnished by cheating - would we? :tongue:
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Postby sjt on Sat 22 Jun 2013, 3:19 pm

Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States - fascinating viewing
Agreed. Don't know anyone else who has seeen this though!


Glorious weather here at Trent Bridge for the Yorkshire Bank 40 match between Nottinghamshire and Sussex. Sussex currently 174 - 4 off 31.3 overs. Gurney the pick of the bowlers, exquisite line and length


What was final result, Notts had lost 2 wickets when I left the house
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Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Postby Flare Path on Sat 22 Jun 2013, 3:43 pm

Glorious weather here at Trent Bridge for the Yorkshire Bank 40 match between Nottinghamshire and Sussex. Sussex currently 174 - 4 off 31.3 overs. Gurney the pick of the bowlers, exquisite line and length


What was final result, Notts had lost 2 wickets when I left the house


James Taylor top scored for the home side with 48 and Samit Patel made 45 as Notts were bowled out for only 173 with the last seven wickets falling for just 47 in only 10 overs.

Earlier, after electing to bat first, Sussex reached 223-9 with Matt Machan making 68, with hopes of a bigger total stunted by the performance of Harry Gurney who took 5-48 for Notts.

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Irrelevant, but me and James Taylor have both played in the same side for Shropshire CC. Hot prospect. Infact; Daniel Redfern, Jack Shantry and James Taylor all played for me. Oh, and I had the experience of facing a young Steven Thomas Finn.

Yes, not bad myself! :grin: :up:
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Postby Tim Laurence on Sat 22 Jun 2013, 3:49 pm

Currently hooked on Breaking Bad and also looking forward to the final season of Dexter kicking off next Sunday night.

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Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Postby AlexC on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 11:13 am

JJC wrote:Confessions of an Alien Abductee was a good laugh. (long story short...she thinks the abductions are triggered by her eating 'Kentuckeh' [fried chicken, presumably].) :grin:


It was! Loved the bit where the 'abductee' failed the lie detector test. She was not best pleased! :grin:
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Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Postby Abingdonman on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 12:20 pm

We were all up to watch Nik Wallenda walk the tightrope across the Grand Canyon without a safety harness or parachute etc :shock: .....we know he's competent and has been doing these things for years (and 1500ft is probably no more lethal than 200ft etc if he should fall) but with his T shirt rippling in a 30+mph wind,Wow...there is nothing like watching these things live :wink: ...
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Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Postby Liveforriat on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 5:17 pm

sjt wrote:
Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States - fascinating viewing
Agreed. Don't know anyone else who has seeen this though!


Glorious weather here at Trent Bridge for the Yorkshire Bank 40 match between Nottinghamshire and Sussex. Sussex currently 174 - 4 off 31.3 overs. Gurney the pick of the bowlers, exquisite line and length


What was final result, Notts had lost 2 wickets when I left the house


I have been watching Oliver stones untold history and have enjoyed it but it has been widely panned by academic historians and stone obviously has an agenda but still good viewing

Most respected historians warn about the legitimacy of anything that starts with "untold history"
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Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Postby DrBenR on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 5:20 pm

AlexC wrote:
JJC wrote:Confessions of an Alien Abductee was a good laugh. (long story short...she thinks the abductions are triggered by her eating 'Kentuckeh' [fried chicken, presumably].) :grin:


It was! Loved the bit where the 'abductee' failed the lie detector test. She was not best pleased! :grin:


What made me chuckle was that lie detector woman appeared to have a phallus with grass coming out the end of it on her table :grin: :grin:
OK - so it was a desert plant of some description with a funny camera angle. Think it was about 36/37 minutes into the program (can't check as my work computer is running of Belgian and American servers) Damn annoying for Youtube.

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Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Postby AlexC on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 7:33 pm

DrBenR wrote:What made me chuckle was that lie detector woman appeared to have a phallus with grass coming out the end of it on her table.


Can't say I noticed that!
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Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Postby JJC on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 7:40 pm

DrBenR wrote:
AlexC wrote:
JJC wrote:Confessions of an Alien Abductee was a good laugh. (long story short...she thinks the abductions are triggered by her eating 'Kentuckeh' [fried chicken, presumably].) :grin:


It was! Loved the bit where the 'abductee' failed the lie detector test. She was not best pleased! :grin:


What made me chuckle was that lie detector woman appeared to have a phallus with grass coming out the end of it on her table :grin: :grin:
OK - so it was a desert plant of some description with a funny camera angle. Think it was about 36/37 minutes into the program (can't check as my work computer is running of Belgian and American servers) Damn annoying for Youtube.

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Can't forget Mr 'I have extramarital relations with an extraterrestrial' either :lol:
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Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Postby Abingdonman on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 10:11 pm

We've just watched 'The man with 10 stone testicles' ...
this guy had a lot of balls to live with that lot hanging under him! :biggrin: ...
seriously though,it was an interesting programme showing the mans short straw in life & the compassion by others towards him etc..
he came across as very likeable and in the end we were kind of willing that he would survive a very long & difficult operation and have a happier outlook in life..
on which we're glad to say he did and has!
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Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Postby DanH on Tue 25 Jun 2013, 8:56 am

Abingdonman wrote:We've just watched 'The man with 10 stone testicles' ...
this guy had a lot of balls to live with that lot hanging under him! :biggrin: ...
seriously though,it was an interesting programme showing the mans short straw in life & the compassion by others towards him etc..
he came across as very likeable and in the end we were kind of willing that he would survive a very long & difficult operation and have a happier outlook in life..
on which we're glad to say he did and has!


I watched it as well and the thing that amazed me above all else was just how badly their health care system had failed him. I was particularly gobsmacked when his benefits were cut off after they found out that he had received money in donations to go towards paying for his operation.
Always seeking to lower the tone...
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Postby AlexC on Tue 25 Jun 2013, 11:22 am

JJC wrote:Can't forget Mr 'I have extramarital relations with an extraterrestrial' either :lol:


Oh yes, he was a class 1 nutter. Liked the bit where he bought the 'perfect' colour pencils for his childish drawings. Think he also said that he had some sort of ET mother. :sick:
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