Author Topic: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE  (Read 4656 times)

It's impossible to sing the theme tune for Going For Gold without somehow seguing into the end of the theme from Going Live!

Edit: ignore that. I have literally just done it without doing that.

I love the way the bloke singing is giving it everything.
You can picture him in the studio, clasping his headphones - like Springsteen on 'We Are The World'.

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Bargain Hunt. They are purchasing at retail and selling at trade. It's the wrong way round.

That's actually a very good point.

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I love the way the bloke singing is giving it everything.
You can picture him in the studio, clasping his headphones - like Springsteen on 'We Are The World'.

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It took me a while of viewing Home and Away to realise (and the clue's in the name) that a lot of the characters (particularly the youger ones) are living in Summer Bay with someone other than family, usually due to some issues or other. The one house being a foster home (Pippa's) fair doos but so many others in such a small place constantly taking on a revolving door of troubled teens etc? Serious questions would be asked now.

Coronation Street - All that trouble happening on one street? I'll believe it when I see it, nimrod!

Used to say exactly the same thing about Brookside, only that was a small cul-de-sac so even more absurd. Think there was a cult, an explosion and an incestuous relationship all in 3 neighbouring houses at one point.

It took me a while of viewing Home and Away to realise (and the clue's in the name) that a lot of the characters (particularly the youger ones) are living in Summer Bay with someone other than family, usually due to some issues or other. The one house being a foster home (Pippa's) fair doos but so many others in such a small place constantly taking on a revolving door of troubled teens etc? Serious questions would be asked now.

Used to say exactly the same thing about Brookside, only that was a small cul-de-sac so even more absurd. Think there was a cult, an explosion and an incestuous relationship all in 3 neighbouring houses at one point.

Also too many houses for the amount of faces we saw, where was everyone else, its unimaginable what heinous acts they were up to.

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Used to say exactly the same thing about Brookside, only that was a small cul-de-sac so even more absurd. Think there was a cult, an explosion and an incestuous relationship all in 3 neighbouring houses at one point.

Wouldn't expect any less from Liverpudlians.

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I also think there was a section where a wizard admitted that a muggle military could basically wipe out the wizarding world.
Haha, excellent, I want them to make that one.

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But that’s basically Star Wars: modern military vs. Wizards.

Bargain Hunt. They are purchasing at retail and selling at trade. It's the wrong way round.

One for the obvious things thread. Thanks for this - it always niggled that there was something wrong with the premise.

Also - didn't someone on here say that when they buy a vase marked up at £15k for £40 that the production team  just pay the difference anyway? Or am I mixing it up with that car dealer programme?

The Incredible Hulk - the obvious point about the trousers not splitting when he transitions but also the suspensions of disbelief needed in every episode that nobody would ever see him transition. Banner would also be smart enough to know that turning himself in would be better odds for his future than risking someone blowing his head off with a gun when the hulk attacks them.

Love Thy Neighbour - that something so badly written and acted could get on peak time TV. The audience was presumably just waiting for the racist epithets to start flying, ignoring the lack of plot or characterization.

Gambit - how the fuck do you make a game of pontoon exciting?

Blankety Blank - celebs pretending they weren't fed the most popular matches in advance. Nobody ever gives a shit answer.


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The Book Of Henry

You've just reminded me of The Book of Eli.  I was enjoying it well enough as a kind of dumbed down version of The Road crossed with Mad Max but then the twist at the end happened and I said "oh, fuck right off".

Shallow Grave. As much as I love that film, why didn't they just hide the money and then call the police and let them deal with the body?

Huh... that's a great point.

Diagnosis Murder. Dick Van Dyke pretending to be a doctor and Barry Van Dyke pretending to be an actor.

Has there ever been a great actor with the first name Barry?  Other than Chuckle, I mean.

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Blankety Blank - celebs pretending they weren't fed the most popular matches in advance. Nobody ever gives a shit answer.

I watched the new US version of that last year and I don't think they're fed the answers, some of the stuff they come up with is bizarrely shit. Either way I quite like both as they're endearingly naff.

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What was the title an acronym for?

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Was going to start a thread in HS Art on this very topic but didn’t have the energy especially with the tropical fruit discussion I’m hosting on there which is taking up a lot of my time (plus looking after my infant son who is a close second in terms of time/effort sinks. It’s mainly the fruit thing though if I’m honest).

Edit: went ahead with it https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,72908.msg3813710/topicseen.html#new
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Film '98.

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Columbo.The criminals can't all be arrogant and stupid enough to give Columbo all the information he needs.

Ever seen a Louis Theroux documentary?  Columbo has.

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It's impossible to sing the theme tune for Going For Gold without somehow seguing into the end of the theme from Going Live!

Edit: ignore that. I have literally just done it without doing that.

written by hans zimmer, the GFG theme was.

so I'm going to come right out & say it. fundamental premise-wise, "blade runner". bollocks.

so I'm going to come right out & say it. fundamental premise-wise, "blade runner". bollocks.
You don't think people will shag robots?

Shallow Grave. As much as I love that film, why didn't they just hide the money and then call the police and let them deal with the body?

I have a similar problem with Morvern Callar.

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Deadpool

Man is given a chance at recovering from terminal illness.
Treatment works but leaves him with severe skin problems.
man goes on murderous rampage to kill the man that saved his life.

I was just thinking "wait, so he doesn't have terminal cancer anymore? and he's not spoken to his wife yet? and we're supposed to root for this guy killing all these people?"


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Deadpool

Man is given a chance at recovering from terminal illness.
Treatment works but leaves him with severe skin problems.
man goes on murderous rampage to kill the man that saved his life.

I was just thinking "wait, so he doesn't have terminal cancer anymore? and he's not spoken to his wife yet? and we're supposed to root for this guy killing all these people?"

Ialso don't buy into the whole notion that he is funny,because he desperately isn't

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You don't think people will shag robots?

they already do. no, it's that I don't think people will create androids (n.b. not robots, but synthetic humans) to do unpleasant tasks "off-world", wherever the fuck that's supposed to be anyway.

if the premise of the flick was that these androids were sex-workers & were fed up about their limited life-span & the natures of their existences, the whole thing would be dramatically improved.

the climactic speech of batty boy's would need a tweak.... "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe", that part could stay though.

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they already do. no, it's that I don't think people will create androids (n.b. not robots, but synthetic humans) to do unpleasant tasks "off-world", wherever the fuck that's supposed to be anyway.

Well, it all depends on how far technology and A.I. progresses, I suppose.  As technology improves, the cutting edge technology of yesterday becomes cheaper to produce and manufacture.  If we, as a species, were theoretically able to manufacture robots/synthetics and do so relatively cheaply due to the sheer progression of technology/genetics as a whole, then it's not inconceivable that those robots/synthetics may be utilised as a form of slave labour.  It all comes down to what's more cost effective; a human with a wage packet, healthcare, holidays and sick leave, or a one off payment for a synthetic.

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Well, it all depends on how far technology and A.I. progresses, I suppose.  As technology improves, the cutting edge technology of yesterday becomes cheaper to produce and manufacture.  If we, as a species, were theoretically able to manufacture robots/synthetics and do so relatively cheaply due to the sheer progression of technology/genetics as a whole, then it's not inconceivable that those robots/synthetics may be utilised as a form of slave labour.

quite, but it's a stretch. too much of a stretch for me.

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But seeing they can go rogue, wouldn't you make them blue or something more easily detectable that the via Voight-Komf test?

quite, but it's a stretch. too much of a stretch for me.

buy one with a bigger hole then.