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#21  Postby David M » Mar 02, 2010 8:39 am

NCIS, The Mentalist and The Big Bang Theory are the series I make sure I watch.

Plus any BBC nature/science documentary.

Along those lines there was a series on the history of chemistry recently on BBC Three or Four, does anyone know what it was called as its completely slipped my mind and I wanted to make sure I looked for it on DVD.
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#22  Postby Nostalgia » Mar 02, 2010 12:55 pm

David M wrote:NCIS, The Mentalist and The Big Bang Theory are the series I make sure I watch.

Plus any BBC nature/science documentary.

Along those lines there was a series on the history of chemistry recently on BBC Three or Four, does anyone know what it was called as its completely slipped my mind and I wanted to make sure I looked for it on DVD.


Chemistry: A Volatile History I believe is the name. I caught a couple of episodes....was pretty darn interesting.
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#23  Postby ConnyRaSk » Mar 02, 2010 1:03 pm

Not sure if this was the title in the USA, but 3Sat is currently broadcasting "In treatment" here. About a psychotherapist and his patients.
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#24  Postby lordshipmayhem » Mar 02, 2010 1:28 pm

House
Mythbusters
Canada's Worst Driver/Handyman


Canada's Worst Driver and Canada's Worst Handyman are related, and each is both hysterically funny and utterly terrifying at the same time (i.e., the "handyman" who when faced with a three-prong plug and a two-prong outlet, rather than swapping out the outlet for a new and safe 3-prong just cut off the ground prong from the wall sconce's plug... with a hacksaw). Those are real drivers on Canada's Worst Driver, yes they're that bad, and yes they're on Canadian streets. Makes me give serious consideration to the wisdom of trading my car in for an M1 Abrams. You'll want to take the idiots who granted these maniacs their driver's licenses out behind the woodshed.

I understand from the show that there are European versions of Worst Driver.

I prefer the CWD type of reality show to the "survivor" type infesting American networks: nobody wants to be at the Rehabilitation Centre, and people tend to cheer each other on and work hard to get out. Plus Chris Makepeace's running commentary is vastly amusing. Plus plus, you learn something every episode - I think I'm a safer driver just for watching the show.
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#25  Postby Elena » Mar 02, 2010 1:37 pm

Real Time with Bill Maher

Big Bang Theory

Two and Half Men

In Treatment

Food Channel or MSNBC news when I'm on the treadmill
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#26  Postby Nostalgia » Mar 02, 2010 2:06 pm

I have a question for our Canadian brothers and sisters; is Trailer Park Boys as popular as it is in the UK? Here amongst the stoner counter culture it's hugely popular, but of the last two Canadians I've talked to they only ever saw it once they came over here.
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#27  Postby Crocodile Gandhi » Mar 02, 2010 2:10 pm

lordshipmayhem wrote:House
Mythbusters
Canada's Worst Driver/Handyman


Canada's Worst Driver and Canada's Worst Handyman are related, and each is both hysterically funny and utterly terrifying at the same time (i.e., the "handyman" who when faced with a three-prong plug and a two-prong outlet, rather than swapping out the outlet for a new and safe 3-prong just cut off the ground prong from the wall sconce's plug... with a hacksaw). Those are real drivers on Canada's Worst Driver, yes they're that bad, and yes they're on Canadian streets. Makes me give serious consideration to the wisdom of trading my car in for an M1 Abrams. You'll want to take the idiots who granted these maniacs their driver's licenses out behind the woodshed.

I understand from the show that there are European versions of Worst Driver.

I prefer the CWD type of reality show to the "survivor" type infesting American networks: nobody wants to be at the Rehabilitation Centre, and people tend to cheer each other on and work hard to get out. Plus Chris Makepeace's running commentary is vastly amusing. Plus plus, you learn something every episode - I think I'm a safer driver just for watching the show.


There was a series of Australia's Worst Driver a few years back. The person who ended up losing the show got their car crushed and their license revoked. There was one bloke who had so much road rage that he got out of his car and yelled at a police officer so no reason. Hilarious stuff.
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#28  Postby I'm With Stupid » Mar 02, 2010 2:13 pm

MacIver wrote:Ahh, I'm with you now. Yeah, we have a similar service here called Lovefilm. I use to be a member but had to quit when I lost my job. Hopefully be back in the rat-race soon and be able to sign-up once more.

I was a member of Lovefilm for a while, but I barely had a single DVD during the entire time that wasn't scratched to shit and would get half way through and cock up. Plus I realised I wasn't using it enough, and I'd be better off just buying any films I want.

Anyway, QI, which has just finished, Paul Merton in Europe, which has just finished, and Newswipe, which has just finished. I'm gonna have to find some new things to watch. On a positive note, Mock the Week is still going on, and The Bubble looks okay, with David Mitchell.
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#29  Postby laklak » Mar 02, 2010 2:57 pm

I've been watching Spartacus, Blood and Sand. Really enjoying it. Like 300 with more blood and lots and lots of sex.

Haven't seen In Treatment for a while, I loved it.
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#30  Postby Agrippina » Mar 02, 2010 3:06 pm

Here's my list:

House
NCIS
CSI (all of them although Horatio annoys me and I miss Grisham)
The Mentalist
Fringe
Flash Forward
Grey's Anatomy
Desperate Housewives (I know, I know)
Ugly Betty's coming back tonight
Dexter
Two and a Half Men
Big Bang Theory (love that show)
Animal Autopsy (Inside the world's biggest animals)
National Geographic/Discovery/History anything on the Universe/Evolution/Ancient History and Religion.
And Sky News. (I love Eamonn Holmes - it's the accent).
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#31  Postby Julia » Mar 02, 2010 3:07 pm

laklak wrote:I've been watching Spartacus, Blood and Sand. Really enjoying it. Like 300 with more blood and lots and lots of sex.

Haven't seen In Treatment for a while, I loved it.


You must have liked Rome on HBO too.

I forgot--I also watch some food shows like Top Chef and (a guilty pleasure) Kitchen Nightmares with Gordon "fucking" Ramsey :) .
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#32  Postby Agrippina » Mar 02, 2010 3:09 pm

Julia wrote:
laklak wrote:I've been watching Spartacus, Blood and Sand. Really enjoying it. Like 300 with more blood and lots and lots of sex.

Haven't seen In Treatment for a while, I loved it.


You must have liked Rome on HBO too.

I forgot--I also watch some food shows like Top Chef and (a guilty pleasure) Kitchen Nightmares with Gordon "fucking" Ramsey :) .


I loved Rome and we still have to see the last season of the Tudors and The West Wing is my all time favourite show.
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#33  Postby lordshipmayhem » Mar 02, 2010 3:23 pm

Crocodile Gandhi wrote:There was a series of Australia's Worst Driver a few years back. The person who ended up losing the show got their car crushed and their license revoked. There was one bloke who had so much road rage that he got out of his car and yelled at a police officer so no reason. Hilarious stuff.


In one series (it's been on for something like 7 years now), one dangerous young jackass boasted about how stupid the police were and how he was able to fool them and escape getting charged for lots of traffic foolishness, in a video blog the show was recording. The producers showed this clip, then happily showed a thoroughly unimpressed Ontario Provincial Police constable (and panel member for that season's show) e-mailing the video to every cop in or near said idiot's home town - the municipal police, provincial police and RCMP - along with his name, address, license plate and vehicle make and colour. The producers then booted the jerk off the show, handing his car key back to him only after snipping it in half right before his horrified eyes. He rode home in the same tow truck hauling his car.
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#34  Postby Stephen » Mar 02, 2010 4:59 pm

Really, NCIS? I don't get the appeal of that show at all. Bones either. I won't badmouth them, I'll just say I really don't understand what's enjoyable. Also, I mentioned this at RDF, but LOST?! I couldn't find a single redeeming thing about that show.

I don't watch much of anything now. I stay caught up with Dexter and True Blood when they're on. Sometimes I watch 30 Rock, but it's not as funny as it used to be.

Kitchen Nightmares is funny but a little too over the top to be totally real. That detracts.
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#35  Postby Agrippina » Mar 02, 2010 7:10 pm

For me NCIS, BOnes and CSI is the forensics. I love forensic science. I think I was an anatomist in a previous life... (just kidding I don't believe in TruthSeeker and Darwin2's ideas).
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#36  Postby David M » Mar 04, 2010 1:13 am

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David M wrote:NCIS, The Mentalist and The Big Bang Theory are the series I make sure I watch.

Plus any BBC nature/science documentary.

Along those lines there was a series on the history of chemistry recently on BBC Three or Four, does anyone know what it was called as its completely slipped my mind and I wanted to make sure I looked for it on DVD.


Chemistry: A Volatile History I believe is the name. I caught a couple of episodes....was pretty darn interesting.


That was it - thanks. It was very interesting.
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#37  Postby Varangian » Mar 04, 2010 1:24 am

I'm not following any particular series right now; I prefer to buy the DVD boxes instead. Recent favourite shows:

- Battlestar Galactica
- Mad Men
- NCIS
- Generation Kill

The show I'm most eager to see is the coming HBO mini-series "The Pacific", which follows three Marines in the fighting in the Pacific during WW2.
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#38  Postby Katherine » Mar 04, 2010 1:40 am

Been enjoying the banter swapped between Peter Levy (main presenter) and Paul Hudson (Chief Weather presenter) on my local BBC regional news programme Look North (for East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire) for nearly ten years. Here's a pic of Peter:

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And this is Paul (swoons a little):

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#39  Postby Agrippina » Mar 04, 2010 5:38 am

What about that old series The World at War, now that was something!
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#40  Postby Varangian » Mar 04, 2010 7:45 am

Agrippina wrote:What about that old series The World at War, now that was something!


OK, that documentary is close to 40 years old now, and the graphics haven't aged gracefully, but the interviews... Here we have many of the main names, just 25 years after the war. When they make a WW2 documentary today, they are lucky if they can find an octogenarian sergeant who can still remember things.
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