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« Reply #1110 on: December 21, 2018, 07:32:27 AM »
Has anybody mentioned 90 Day Fiance? After years of scoffing at my wife for watching reality TV in the vein of Geordie Shore and Are You The One I am completely addicted to this. The editing is on a par with The Apprentice and it features unprecedented levels of fecklessness...

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« Reply #1111 on: December 30, 2018, 10:25:34 PM »
Not really bad or ashamed of it, but I rather like Abandoned Engineering.

It feels a bit cheap - just some talking heads and drone footage for the most part, it'd look great if Yesterday was viewable in HD.

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« Reply #1112 on: February 12, 2019, 08:32:12 PM »
Eating With My Ex, BBC3/iPlayer. Former couples meet over an awkward meal to get some answers or at least a bit of closure. SPOILER: Generally, the dumpee has already got some mad idea into their head about why they were dumped and how cruel and unfair it was and they've blown their mad theory up into a massive burning grudge, while the dumper... just wasn't that into them because they were actually a pretty awful person for reasons they were totally oblivious to and jeez, fucking get over it mate.

It's quality car crash telly.

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« Reply #1113 on: February 12, 2019, 08:49:53 PM »
Eating With My Ex, BBC3/iPlayer. Former couples meet over an awkward meal to get some answers or at least a bit of closure. SPOILER: Generally, the dumpee has already got some mad idea into their head about why they were dumped and how cruel and unfair it was and they've blown their mad theory up into a massive burning grudge, while the dumper... just wasn't that into them because they were actually a pretty awful person for reasons they were totally oblivious to and jeez, fucking get over it mate.

It's quality car crash telly.

There was a show on Channel Five not long ago called One Night With My Ex which sounds pretty similar. The set-up was that three sets of former couples met up (with their respective exes, not as a group) in a penthouse place, had a meal and discussed where it went wrong before deciding whether to get back together.

There were some car crash moments in that too (not least the Northern Irish only gays in the village types, when one discovered that the other had slept with over a hundred blokes after buggering off to university) but for some reason the show didn't seem to catch on. In fact the final episode was relegated to some subsidiary channel. Five Strike or whatever it's called.

I quite liked it but I doubt it'll ever return. Maybe the makers could sue BBC3 for nicking their idea though

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« Reply #1114 on: February 13, 2019, 10:20:17 AM »
On 4Music there's a 4 o'clock music news/fluff programme called Trending Live. It's absolute shit and I don't know why I always watch it if I'm around at 4. The presenters are crap and they stumble over their script, they're too giggly but not in a loose fun way and it's clearly aimed at 15 year olds who get really invested in Love Island. The presenters dont have anything to say about anything so its like eavesdropping on a couple of school kids going "it's like.... just ... you know?" "Yeah yeah i get you"

I just like rolling my eyes at it and going "oh my god Trending Live is so shit" which is a bit sad isn't it

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« Reply #1115 on: February 13, 2019, 12:37:07 PM »
There was a show on Channel Five not long ago called One Night With My Ex which sounds pretty similar. [...]

There must be a spate of these things. I am sure Netflix keeps suggesting I watch Back With the Ex to me. They all look like Love Island rejects and awful people and probably deserve each other (I imagine, I haven't seen it. It could be great).


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« Reply #1116 on: February 13, 2019, 12:53:45 PM »
The new series of Hells Kitchen on ITV2 is an enjoyable slice of epilepsy inducing edited shite.

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« Reply #1117 on: February 14, 2019, 10:54:25 AM »
Has Heavy Haulers been mentioned yet? For some reason it appeared on Netflix for kids and my 7 year old loves it. It's actually alright although there's something about the decadence of someone who wants a house moved five miles down the road that I'm not sure about.

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« Reply #1118 on: March 03, 2019, 06:22:20 PM »
I (still) love Celebs Go Dating. My god, some of the participants in series 6 are wearing borderline racist quantities of fake tan...

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« Reply #1119 on: March 05, 2019, 01:38:56 PM »
Celebrity Apprentice USA is back now on BBC (about three years later) with the Terminator and Governor himself Arnold 'Arnie' Schwarznegger replacing the Don. And my god; if there is any good reason to get Trump out of the presidency (I haven't heard any) it is to get him back in this show. Yes he is an obnoxious ass; self-aggrandaising fool but my god he is so much more entertaining in that role than Arnie.
Also the re-location to LA just makes it duller. Every task seems to be making a presentation or a video. While I found the supposed sales type tasks unfair; where women who are mainly from Real Housewives are up against male musicians who know all the top money-making producers and country/rock stars; they did at least mix it up a bit.
So cheering on Jon Lovitz for this.

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« Reply #1120 on: March 05, 2019, 06:33:51 PM »
Fucking hell, Neighbours. Don't make me cry like that. I struggled to eat my tea.

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« Reply #1121 on: March 05, 2019, 11:55:21 PM »
still like Bargain Loving Brits in the Sun, though the latest series didn't pack as much of a punch as previous ones.

Generally a relentlessly upbeat voiceover from John Thomson, but this series they had one episode where everything suddenly became horribly bleak- a horse in a rescue centre had to be euthanised because its foot* was fucked, and a guy got his £30K camper home wrecked by two potential buyers. Then cut straight back to some sunburned gorp from Wolverhampton saying how much he loves a cheap full English by the beach.


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Clownbaby

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« Reply #1122 on: March 19, 2019, 12:31:31 AM »
I love Take Me Out and the shitty little party trick/special talent thing each guy has to do while the audience rhythmically claps to the music. And the ridiculous made up deal-breakers for the lasses who turn off their lights - "He said he's got a microwave in his kitchen, I don't like microwaves babes it's just not gonna work" don't lie Becky we both know it's cause when he was dancing in the tube thing at the start and he looked like he might've accidentally bashed his hand on the way down

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« Reply #1123 on: March 19, 2019, 12:39:34 AM »
The Film4 close-down music https://youtu.be/B81TJz4qzKY?t=56

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« Reply #1124 on: April 04, 2019, 11:53:03 AM »
I stuck out all 3 parts of Mums make porn and i don'treally know why cause it kind of annoyed me with the righteous vibes on occasion. They should have called their porn they made "cumbaya" it was so obviously wholesome. Missed a trick there.

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« Reply #1125 on: April 13, 2019, 03:29:27 AM »
The newest madness from the mind of urine aficionado and scion of disgraced conservative MP, Bear Grylls: You vs Wild. Enabled by Netflix.

Interactive reality telly sort of thing. It is awful, but we’re on episode 4 already.

DolphinFace

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« Reply #1126 on: April 13, 2019, 08:21:02 PM »
Sick of dating shows. Actually sick of television but in my house it's take me out, blind date, dinner date, first dates, power of love, love Island, eating with my ex, the bachelor, the bachelor USA, the bachelorette, naked attraction... The list goes on.

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« Reply #1127 on: April 14, 2019, 02:09:14 AM »
Did you watch Married at First Sight? Sort of like a dating show except they get married first and then have to work out if they like each other, or indeed can even bear to be in the same room.

I wouldn't really call it a guilty pleasure, more a sort of thing that happened in space and time. Needed something to fill the space left by Bargain Loving Brits In The Sun. This series was a very thin gruel, unlikeable characters in the main, yet not quite despicable enough for a hate-watch.

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« Reply #1128 on: April 14, 2019, 12:45:03 PM »
I still really enjoy come dine with me. It's proper comfort tv for me

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« Reply #1129 on: April 14, 2019, 08:45:47 PM »
I watched the first series of BET's drama American Soul. It's a semi-fictional story of Don Cornelius and Soul Train although a lot of the lives of the dancers and musicians feel like it's a soap opera (woman wants to be a dancer, the family whose dad died in the army, smackhead mum etc).

Good though.

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« Reply #1130 on: June 11, 2019, 03:01:38 PM »
A Double Shot At Love with Vinny and DJ Pauly D is the greatest TV show ever broadcast.

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« Reply #1131 on: June 11, 2019, 03:04:48 PM »
Chanced across Curious British Telly yesterday and have been ploughing through it ever since.