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Re: TV Guilty pleasures [split topic]
« Reply #90 on: June 03, 2020, 06:27:59 PM »
Although in fact, if I remember rightly, the studio sets were miles apart, one being in Bristol, and the other (I think) in Birmingham!

I never watch either, but on top of that, I believe that the outside view of the "hospital" is the office block at BBC Elstree in Borehamwood, just yards away from the Eastenders set.

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« Reply #91 on: June 04, 2020, 12:23:35 PM »
The interiors for Holby City and Casualty used to be filmed at the engineering department of Queen Mary University of London. At least they were when I lived in Mile End, and you could walk past and see the building all lit up and full of hospital beds.

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« Reply #92 on: June 10, 2020, 01:36:58 AM »
I will always love Holby City for having two characters named Trey Stone and Matt Parker.  Not that I've watched it in years.

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« Reply #93 on: June 10, 2020, 09:07:27 AM »
Mrs Sheds has been watching the rebooted Dynasty on Netflix. Most of it is impenetrable as I'm only catching a scene here and there (but can hear it from my workspace in the other room) but I am pretty sure it's a massive piss take.

Most episodes will have a musical number where a character breaks into song. There are really cheesy jokes and puns in the script and the most ludicrous plotlines are played dead straight (two characters broke into a Scientology like cult to rescue someone they both didn't like, performed an impromptu song in front of a cult gathering and then got kicked out without rescuing their target). Oh, and Jim Robinson from Neighbours is in it as butler with a very dodgy New Zealand accent (he name checked Split Enz in one scene to cement his Kiwi-ness).

If I'm not careful I think I could get addicted to it...

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« Reply #94 on: June 11, 2020, 02:22:34 PM »
It's definitely tongue in cheek, Danny Trejo has appeared as himself in one character's hallucination.

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« Reply #95 on: June 14, 2020, 08:46:56 AM »
It's not a guilty pleasure in my mind at all as I think it's one of the best reality competition shows ever made, but Alone S7 began last night. I usually start a thread but in several attempts is hasn't generated pretty much any responses whatsoever, so I'll stick it here. Season 7's twist is that it's not an open ended challenge to outsurvive the other contestants, but to make 100 days, in the Arctic.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alone_(TV_series)

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« Reply #96 on: June 18, 2020, 04:35:21 AM »
Sad to report I'm completely hooked on the 90 Day Fiance franchise, specifically 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days. One of the most entertaining reality shows ever, though definitely a very guilty pleasure.

Any other fans on here?

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« Reply #97 on: June 18, 2020, 08:17:20 AM »
Sad to report I'm completely hooked on the 90 Day Fiance franchise, specifically 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days. One of the most entertaining reality shows ever, though definitely a very guilty pleasure.

Any other fans on here?

I've seen highlights of a few episodes. It's a glorious trainwreck.

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« Reply #98 on: June 18, 2020, 11:54:23 AM »
Anyone got anywhere with 60 Days In? It's the US reality show where some tools volunteer to go undercover as prison inmates as "it's the only way" to give accurate feedback and report back to the warden on the state of the jail (gaol).

It's a promising start feeling spoilt for choice who to hate most and who you want to be shivved first but then they go to the prison and it's probably more boring than being in prison yourself but without the stress to keep you going. At least in Big Brother people talked to each other. This is mainly a contestant shuffling around and sitting on their own at a table.

Surprise contestant though - Mohammed Ali's daughter who seems pretty decent. Maybe it is amazing 5 episodes on but I can't get that far.
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« Reply #99 on: June 29, 2020, 08:14:46 PM »
Fuck me. She's watching the American version of Married At First Sight.  The subject of wedding night sex has just raised its swollen, purple head. The bride's father has just sat his new son-in-law down and told him that whilst he appreciates it's his wedding night, he doesn't want him to force his daughter into doing anything she doesn't feel comfortable with. Sounds a bit like "please don't rape my daughter". Which is surely the bare minimum to ask for.

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« Reply #100 on: July 02, 2020, 02:48:50 PM »
Sad to report I'm completely hooked on the 90 Day Fiance franchise, specifically 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days. One of the most entertaining reality shows ever, though definitely a very guilty pleasure.

Any other fans on here?

It's fucking great. One of my favourite TV scenes of all time is from this, a couple of series ago (?) when lovely, gullible Caesar is waiting on his bed in the hotel room in Mexico waiting for his never-to-be-turning-up-catfishing Russian lady to arrive. He turns wistfully, and looks at the gifts he has purchased for her - several packs of edible crotchless panties. Stunning desolation.

And Ed, who has apparently mislaid his neck somewhere, is great in the latest series (and also was quite a looker back in his college days)

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« Reply #101 on: July 02, 2020, 10:49:23 PM »
Fuck me. She's watching the American version of Married At First Sight.

I watched a bit of the Australian version of this tonight (I'd never heard of it before your post) and I've never felt more affinity with boomers. What a ghastly concept.

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« Reply #102 on: July 02, 2020, 11:12:24 PM »
I watched a bit of the Australian version of this tonight (I'd never heard of it before your post) and I've never felt more affinity with boomers. What a ghastly concept.

When they make their vows in the American version....Jesus.  It's full of stuff like, "I promise to open my big heart to your big heart and leave no part of my generous soul unknown to you." I've been with my better half for over 15 years and I wouldn't dream of coming out with that, let alone to some orange person with spectacularly straight, white teeth I'd only just met.

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« Reply #103 on: July 02, 2020, 11:16:52 PM »
Heads up for BBC2, Sunday, 10pm - The Kemps: All True. Spandau Ballet's Kemp brothers have attempted a spoof documentary about themselves. Think Curb Your Enthusiasm/Spinal Tap, but starring two blokes who know Tony Hadley. It could be awful. Or good.

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« Reply #104 on: July 02, 2020, 11:20:30 PM »
Yeah, for one of the ones I watched tonight the couple had written their own vows, which, how does that work? The whole point of writing your own vows is that they encapsulate all that you love about each other, and have special meaning that relates to all you've experienced together.

Also, one of the people was a single parent which is very weird. If you want to impose a random person into your own life like that, then I think you're daft but you do you. Imposing them on your child as well though? Jesus, no. If that's not grounds for losing custody, it should be.

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« Reply #105 on: July 02, 2020, 11:28:29 PM »
Yeah, for one of the ones I watched tonight the couple had written their own vows, which, how does that work? The whole point of writing your own vows is that they encapsulate all that you love about each other, and have special meaning that relates to all you've experienced together.

Also, one of the people was a single parent which is very weird. If you want to impose a random person into your own life like that, then I think you're daft but you do you. Imposing them on your child as well though? Jesus, no. If that's not grounds for losing custody, it should be.

As a bare minimum you'd want a  DBS check.

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« Reply #106 on: July 03, 2020, 04:05:49 AM »
It's fucking great. One of my favourite TV scenes of all time is from this, a couple of series ago (?) when lovely, gullible Caesar is waiting on his bed in the hotel room in Mexico waiting for his never-to-be-turning-up-catfishing Russian lady to arrive. He turns wistfully, and looks at the gifts he has purchased for her - several packs of edible crotchless panties. Stunning desolation.

And Ed, who has apparently mislaid his neck somewhere, is great in the latest series (and also was quite a looker back in his college days)

Can't wait, I've just started the season with Caesar.

Big Ed was great, though for me the real star of that season was Baby Girl Lisa, who is by far the more irredeemable character I have ever seen on a reality TV show. Bonus highlight of that season is the momentary shot of Lana (who was either paid by TLC or coerced by her employers at the scam dating website to finally show up) after David bowls a strike that supposedly requires her to kiss him.

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