No smilies, no avatars, no flashing gifs. Just discuss the issues of the day, from last night's telly via football to science or philosophy.
Started by Ebadlun on Nov 29, 2016 12:08:13 AM
Cultural Commonalities You Have No Concept Of

I've never had a Nando's, cheeky or otherwise.

I don't know who or what Barney Miller is. Or Barney the Dinosaur for that matter, though I believe they are different.

I know what TOWIE stands for, but don't really get what it is. I could always try actually watching it, I suppose.

thismorning - 29 Nov 2016 00:26:18 (#1 of 337)

Wikipedia. Just so.

halfnelson - 29 Nov 2016 00:28:01 (#2 of 337)

I've never seen a single episode of all these feted US shows, such as Girls, The Walking Dead or Breaking bad.

Tenesmus - 29 Nov 2016 00:31:19 (#3 of 337)

I have never had a cup of tea.

Ebadlun - 29 Nov 2016 00:31:47 (#4 of 337)

I'm very glad we're living in a golden age of TV, but the sheer commitment of time required to appreciate it is beyond me.

Ebadlun - 29 Nov 2016 00:37:46 (#5 of 337)

Dancing. Never saw the point.

flowbagging - 29 Nov 2016 00:45:42 (#6 of 337)

I am unconvinced it is a Golden Age of TV, simply there is too much of it and in excess of 90% is shit. I have legal access to over 200 channels, the amount of new content appears to be less than 1%, unless you count sport. And much of what is repeated is not stuff I'd have watched when it was fist aired 10, 20, 30 or even 40 years ago.

thismorning - 29 Nov 2016 00:46:16 (#7 of 337)

Second hand smoke. Have you ever tried to hand someone smoke? Would some kind of as yet unimagined gloves help? I have no problem with smoking jackets and smoking guns, maybe I need to google a smoking open mind, or a smoking summut. Getz smoldering coat.

flowbagging - 29 Nov 2016 00:47:18 (#8 of 337)

You want a blazer old cock.

thismorning - 29 Nov 2016 00:49:42 (#9 of 337)

heh heh

Unfortunately I no longer have a blazer type boddy.Plus my eyes are too squinty.

foghorn - 29 Nov 2016 00:51:25 (#10 of 337)


thismorning - 29 Nov 2016 00:53:29 (#11 of 337)

All for marriage. If I could somehow cut out the first 30 years.

Ebadlun - 29 Nov 2016 01:11:42 (#12 of 337)

I am unconvinced it is a Golden Age of TV, simply there is too much of it and in excess of 90% is shit.

Every golden age was 90% shit - the Classical Era of music was basically two people, Mozart and Haydn. And Haydn wasn't quite as good as Mozart. Otherwise, it was an era of extraordinary homogenisation by modern standards.

The problem with HBO TV is the same as with Victorian novels - it's a huge investment of time. You can spend 8 hours of your life just finding out if you're into a particular series. I spent 12 hours working out what the fuck was going on in Game Of Thrones Series I - I'm glad I did, but it's not something I can do for every series that comes along.

Ebadlun - 29 Nov 2016 01:55:21 (#13 of 337)

The Gilmore Girls - what was this, and why are people talking about it now?

CarlosFandango - 29 Nov 2016 02:01:22 (#14 of 337)

I think you do Domenico Cimarosa a disservice.

The rest were indeed utter rubbish.

Although the "simple" adagio from Michael Haydn's D Maj. trumpet concerto beats the living crap out of anything in Joe's more famous one.

What are Kardashians? Something from Star Trek, I presume.

Antimatter - 29 Nov 2016 02:04:58 (#15 of 337)

#13 Unmitigated shite, as far as I could tell

Shadrack22 - 29 Nov 2016 02:47:56 (#16 of 337)

I had also never heard of Barney Miller.

I find the discussion on the TV thread in Media quite confusing as people seem to be watching shows (almost always American) that I've barely heard of. I'm assuming they're accessing them via some sort of on demand channel/service. HBO, Netflix? Nah.

Shadrack22 - 29 Nov 2016 03:01:48 (#17 of 337)

The West Wing, The Wire, The Sopranos, Breaking Bad (title alone is annoying and ungrammatical), The Crown, Westworld, Mr Robot, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Fresh Meat, Elementary, The Man in the High Castle, The Americans, The Good Wife, Preacher, Homeland, Fargo, Nashville, Stranger Things, Better Call Saul, The Young Pope, Boardwalk Empire, Orange is the New Black, The Gilmore Girls, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Making a Murder, Narcos, Girls (who is Lena Dunham?), that one with the Kardashians.

Never seen any of them.

Watching TV on anything other than a television. I am not going to spend three hours watching Adam Curtis documentaries on a laptop or iPad. Prefer to watch films at the cinema, or at a push will watch them on television. Can't understand why anyone would choose to watch them on a phone or other device - seems like an impoverished viewing experience.

Shadrack22 - 29 Nov 2016 03:19:16 (#18 of 337)

I have never eaten at Burger King or MacDonalds. This is partly due to being vegetarian since 1987, partly for inchoate political reasons (puny act of resistance to American cultural imperialism), partly on aesthetic grounds and partly to avoid the sort of people who go there (okay, I'm a snob).

Shadrack22 - 29 Nov 2016 03:23:13 (#19 of 337)

I refuse to believe that Fargo (for instance) will be as good as Law and Order UK starring Bradley Walsh or Blue Murder with Caroline Quentin.

Computer games or games on your phone eg as played by David Cameron. Just seems naff, childish and a waste of time.

foghorn - 29 Nov 2016 03:34:25 (#20 of 337)

Spit it out, Shadders.

Check Subscriptions
Home » The Haven