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Title: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Clownbaby on April 23, 2019, 10:31:28 AM
There's a lot of shows out there with really obviously unrealistic, creative, exaggerated premises that are still absolutely convincing and easy to get invested in because they've been made so well. But then there's obviously some shows where they might not necessarily be all that bad but the whole main character's reason to be and their motivations, or the situations they're in, just don't sit right and it just has you going "well that's a predicament I don't buy into"  (but not worded as stupidly as that)

I know Ugly Betty is hardly worth anyone's time but I have seen it right through because it was there, and made me irritable just enough that it was kind of entertaining to watch it and then grump about it in my head afterwards. She's made to look "ugly" with her braces and glasses and simultaneously flamboyant and frumpy outfits, and yet she is very driven about working in fashion. It's a show that is so irritating and full of missed opportunities that I can't just ignore it.

We're expected to instantly side with her and against the VAPID FASHION PEOPLE but it's very understandable to me and pretty much everyone watching it whether they admit it or not why she would be regarded with suspicion by the VAPID FASHION PEOPLE because of how she looks. Why get into the fashion world if you have no regard for the clothes or the lifestyles you'll be writing about? They're right to not take her seriously. I'd buy into the fish out of water thing if the writers went down the route of her trying to pull off high fashion but getting it horribly wrong because then you can root for her and think oh bless you Betty you're trying in them clothes, I want to watch you adapt and strengthen in this world of high fashion that you love and respect. Nah she just shows up in an absolute display of repulsive sewer green granny blouses and trips over and bumps into people all the time and generally brings down the image of a job that she knew about before signing up.

It's like how in Devil Wears Prada, the fish out of water in that film even says she "doesn't give a shit if it's this blue or that blue it's all just blue right" and then we're supposed to feel sorry for her when that pisses Meryl Streep off.  Fuckin tear her up Meryl she's talking shite. She has no attention to detail and is not right for the job. Stop taking so many chances on her.

Girls is a bit crap because it's obviously trying to be a hipstery Sex and The City that thinks it's smarter than Sex and The city but it is not, and it Lena Dunham is a fundamentally unconvincing premise in and of herself

I realise these are both girly crappy shows but by all means this thread is open to anything. I just really can't stand Ugly Betty.
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Lordofthefiles on April 23, 2019, 10:57:05 AM
Frank Spencer would have been drummed out of town for being a (suspected) nonce long before he’d had the chance to get his roller skates on or inexplicably get off with Betty.
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: sevendaughters on April 23, 2019, 10:59:55 AM
Of a similar era and stripe I would go with Glee. The show started lightly satirically, as a kind of quirky postmodern parody of a world where the Glee club is taken hyper-seriously like team sports in a Dead Poets Society teacher + one or two precocious nerd students way. Everything was so totally on-the-nose, from the teacher's wife is a bitch but there's this quirky MPDG staff member who is oh-so right to the jock who has to be roped in and finds sensitivity through glee. By episode 5 or 6 it had rejected the parody and had become the type of show it was taking the mick out of and became a lazy Goofus & Gallant meaningfulness of glee actually thanks piece of shit teen drama.
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Lisa Jesusandmarychain on April 23, 2019, 11:01:35 AM
The Goodies.
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Baby Of The Year on April 24, 2019, 03:51:17 PM
The Hunt. Otherwise good film ruined by the critical point that children don't lie. You what mate?
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: DrGreggles on April 24, 2019, 04:14:53 PM
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Fuck off, mate.
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Blue Jam on April 24, 2019, 05:28:14 PM
Haven't we had enough Gervais threads already?
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Phil_A on April 24, 2019, 07:26:59 PM
The Book Of Henry - a heart-warming family drama from the director of "Jurassic World" about a wise-beyond-his-years genius boy that dies of an illness and leaves behind detailed instructions for his mum on how to murder their paedophile neighbour.
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on April 24, 2019, 07:41:03 PM
Hunted - The first series was vaguely okay but when they realised how easy it was to hide they introduced a whole load of new rules which made the thing ridiculous, and it was painfully contrived in places too.
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: mothman on April 24, 2019, 08:15:17 PM
I've probably ranted about this before, but post-apocalyptic drama Revolution from a few years back annoyed me right from the start. It had this whole high-concept thing, what if electricity stopped working?  But it fell at the first hurdle when right from the start it was, oh noes, electricity has stooped working! Then, suddenly - "Five Years Later." Sure, lets just gloss over the misery and the gigadeaths and skip right to the part where everyone's living in agrarian simplicity in impossibly clean clothes, until, oh noes, here comes the EVIL MILITIA to ruin everything - there's always an EVIL MILITIA in these shows - and there's a grand conspiracy over whoever turned off the elctricity, and it's all so pedestrian and basically the same old US character-drama dybamic that's in everything.
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: worldsgreatestsinner on April 25, 2019, 10:37:57 AM
The Book Of Henry - a heart-warming family drama from the director of "Jurassic World" about a wise-beyond-his-years genius boy that dies of an illness and leaves behind detailed instructions for his mum on how to murder their paedophile neighbour.

That's a hilarious film. It's not meant to be, but fucking hell I laughed all the way through it.
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Bently Sheds on April 25, 2019, 11:00:10 AM
Harry Potter.

I got about 30 minutes into the first film before giving up. The gist I got was that it's a world where magic exists, but the wizards aren't allowed to do magic in the real world, but there's this fuck off great university in the magical faraway tree land where they twat about like public school Ali Bongos learning spells and conjuring shit.

To what end? You can't magic in normal world, so why bother training up these wankers? Why not DESTROY THEM ALL or prevent all magic in case of its misuse? Why have a bridge between the two worlds?

I ask all this without caring about the answers. I don't care if it's all explained in the children's books. Potter can fuck the fuck off.
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Clownbaby on April 25, 2019, 11:05:22 AM
Oh I also don't buy into the main lass in The Blacklist (Elizabeth Keen) being so important and special because they got THE MOST nondescript, inoffensive and perfectly lipglossed/smooth-haired even when she's crawling out of wreckage actress they could find
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Deanjam on April 25, 2019, 11:35:46 AM
Game of Thrones. If everyone is an arsehole, why should I care who is king.
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Hey, Punk! on April 25, 2019, 11:41:20 AM
Harry Potter.

To what end? You can't magic in normal world, so why bother training up these wankers? Why not DESTROY THEM ALL or prevent all magic in case of its misuse? Why have a bridge between the two worlds?


Non-magic-folk (muggles) can't see a lot of magic, there are many locations which exist within the muggle universe. Diagon Alley exists within London between other alleys, but MAGICALLY!!!!

I also think there was a section where a wizard admitted that a muggle military could basically wipe out the wizarding world.

That's what I remember, I haven't touched anything Harry Potter since the last film came out.
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Blue Jam on April 25, 2019, 11:47:31 AM
"Have you heard the one about the British remake of Breaking Bad where he just goes and gets treated on the NHS etc..."

Even within the context of the shocking US healthcare system the premise seems a little far-fetched... finally started watching the show this week and I'm loving it all the same.
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Blue Jam on April 25, 2019, 11:50:33 AM
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?
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Jerzy Bondov on April 25, 2019, 12:00:14 PM
The Hunt. Otherwise good film ruined by the critical point that children don't lie. You what mate?
But the characters in the film who think that are wrong. Maybe I'm misunderstanding you. Perfect film in my opinion.
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Dex Sawash on April 25, 2019, 12:47:52 PM
The OA
Parallel dimensions you can shift between if a group of you gesticulate a specific way precisely synced. Oh and you can cure people too.
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: EOLAN on April 25, 2019, 01:34:12 PM
The Truth About Cats and Dogs

To be honest; I don't think that I have seen the whole film. Admittedly, someone's issues with their own look can often be down to their own mind-set rather than how attractive society tends to deem them; but Garofalo still seems too damn cute and nice and not even close to Hollywood ugly to make the premise believable. 
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: QDRPHNC on April 25, 2019, 01:35:26 PM
Baseketball. If you insult someone enough, they'll fall over.
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Norton Canes on April 25, 2019, 02:03:30 PM
"Have you heard the one about the British remake of Breaking Bad where he just goes and gets treated on the NHS etc..."

Even within the context of the shocking US healthcare system the premise seems a little far-fetched... finally started watching the show this week and I'm loving it all the same

It's a silly idea. Watched the first half hour, watched the last half hour. No need for the rest.
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Clownbaby on April 25, 2019, 02:43:57 PM
But the characters in the film who think that are wrong. Maybe I'm misunderstanding you. Perfect film in my opinion.

Yeah, the main character is ostracised based on what the girl says and the whole film is about how people don't like to take chances when they suspect someone is a paedo
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: MidnightShambler on April 25, 2019, 02:45:06 PM
It's a silly idea. Watched the first half hour, watched the last half hour. No need for the rest.

Breaking Bad went on for so fucking long I only ended up watching the lot because I didn't want to have wasted so many hours of my life without finding out the end. Load of old pony with a few good scenes and episodes and great acting.

My dad won't watch any episodic drama, Line Of Duty or Broadchurch or whatever, on the basis that it could all be done in an hour and half and the rest of it is just a load of people fucking talking for hours. Gotta say the older I get the more I'm inclined to agree with him.

Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Bazooka on April 25, 2019, 04:04:22 PM
Hunted - The first series was vaguely okay but when they realised how easy it was to hide they introduced a whole load of new rules which made the thing ridiculous, and it was painfully contrived in places too.

The entire thing was contrived from start to finish, even with a contract signed, the legal ramifications were out of this world. And access to cash machine cameras?
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: JesusAndYourBush on April 25, 2019, 04:13:03 PM
Hunted - The first series was vaguely okay but when they realised how easy it was to hide they introduced a whole load of new rules which made the thing ridiculous, and it was painfully contrived in places too.

The premise is ok, but the amount of fakery makes the whole thing pointless.

So someone is trying to escape and you think they might be catching a bus but you don't know which bus they'll be catching so you access the CCTV - simulated because they can't actually access the cctv - presumably they've just stuck a camera on a tripod which the person being hunted had been told to ignore.  So they're looking at the pretend CCTV... where is the person we're hunting?  Oh yes, they'll be the person that's being followed by A FUCKING CAMERA CREW except when we see them on cctv the camera crew has vanished.  They must have had to film 2 takes.

Someone is in the countryside somewhere... so from the aerial drone footage we see the person being hunted... oh there they are in the middle of the field WITH AN INVISIBLE FUCKING CAMERA CREW.  You'd have had to ask them to move out of the way and hide while they shot the drone footage.

A person is being pursued by a hunter who's about 100 yards behind them, running across a field, they vault a gate and get into a waiting car which speeds off.  OK MATE THE 2-MAN CAMERA CREW HAVE FILMED THE SHOT OF THE CAR SPEEDING OFF, NOW COME BACK AND LET US GET IN THE CAR AND FILM A 2ND TAKE OF THE ESCAPE FROM INSIDE THE CAR WHILE THE HUNTER STAYS BACK AND PROMISES NOT TO CATCH US WHILE WE FILM THE 2ND TAKE.

And in the most recent series they invented the ability to "hack" cars so they can see on a map exactly where a car is.  Like they're somehow hacking into the cars GPS.  FUCK OFF  MATE.

On and that aerial shot of London they keep showing to give the impression the Hunters are based in The Gherkin and not in a broom cupboard at Channel 4.
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Clownbaby on April 25, 2019, 04:26:41 PM
Season 8 of The Walking Dead could have been cut down to movie length. It was about 20 hours too fucking long.

Walking Dead in general is soaring 35,000 ft above the shark cause they're absolutely stuck in a rut of "we need a big baddie. Nobody will watch it if there isn't some kind of big unbeatable bastard lording over the show for at least 2 seasons" when actually I think it would be braver of them to just write it so the main gang actually meet a fairly decent society of people and start building lives instead of just endlessly conquering nasty cult-like mini dictatorships
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: up_the_hampipe on April 25, 2019, 04:32:46 PM
Blackadder - You mean to tell me that the same man exists in different time periods through history? Get outta here, bub!

Doctor Who - An immortal "time lord" travels in a police phone box? Take a hike, skip!

The X-Files - A department in the FBI dedicated to the supernatural? Hold the phone, cowboy!

Coronation Street - All that trouble happening on one street? I'll believe it when I see it, nimrod!
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: hummingofevil on April 25, 2019, 04:37:49 PM
Coronation Street - All that trouble happening on one street? I'll believe it when I see it, nimrod!

Pobol y Cwm trumps that: the same but everyone speaks Welsh.





(Disclaimer: PyC is the best show on TV and needs a broader fan base)
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Gregory Torso on April 25, 2019, 04:59:55 PM
13 Reasons Why. A teenage girl decides to kill herself because she is bullied, drug raped, bullied again, raped again, gets called a stupid poo poo head, gets into a car accident, gets beaten up, gets her nudes leaked online and so on, piles and piles of abuse and misery basically with a vape-wave soundtrack or whatev

Before she commits suicide, she records thirteen CASSETTES to give to people as a fuck you from beyond the grave. How long did it take to record thirteen tapes that absolutely no fucker would be able to listen to because they are american teenagers in the year 2018 AND DON'T OWN TAPE PLAYERS. Each tape is 90 minutes, assuming she didn't fill the whole tape though, did she stick some Modest Mouse on the other side or something,. Anyway she then gets a gay latino 35-year-old high school student with ridiculous hair who drives around in a chevy listening to Joy Division to eake out the tapes one by one (along with a tape player so you can fuck you listen to it, of course). It should have been called 13 Tumblr Posts or something, just pass out a link to thirteen different twitter accounts that just call you a cunt for pages and pages.

She emoitonally tortures her only friend from beyond the grave, gay latino dude keeps saying "you have a tape, my dude, hoo boy, get ready becuase you have a tape coming your way, bruv" and then we he gets it its just her going "you're alright, you are alright, i like you urgh" so FUCKING STUPID.
christ, even with the whole incredibly irresponsible "HAY KIDS, are you being BULLIED? why not KILL YOURESELF and make everyone feel BAD" message, would any of her bullies and enemies actually give that much of a shit, they're stupid idiot american grave children with rich parents and Hamptons, whatever the fuck Hamptons are, but they're always going to them, aren't they.

Stupidest thing of all, there is a SECOND SERIES of this planned. HOW? Does some kid buy a fucking lathe cutter and start cutting his own flexi disks with recordings of him going "Whoo, I'm dead now, and it's becuase of you gnarr" and his bereaved eskimo grandma fucking skateboards around town like Marty Mcfly frisbeeing records at school kids?
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: mothman on April 25, 2019, 05:04:12 PM
Stupidest thing of all, there is a SECOND SERIES of this planned. HOW? Does some kid buy a fucking lathe cutter and start cutting his own flexi disks with recordings of him going "Whoo, I'm dead now, and it's becuase of you gnarr" and his bereaved eskimo grandma fucking skateboards around town like Marty Mcfly frisbeeing records at school kids?

Didn’t see the first season, was never gonna, and don’t need to now, but ^THAT I’d watch.

EDIT: Bollocks new page
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Blue Jam on April 25, 2019, 05:08:35 PM
13 Reasons Why. A teenage girl decides to kill herself because she is bullied, drug raped, bullied again, raped again, gets called a stupid poo poo head, gets into a car accident, gets beaten up, gets her nudes leaked online and so on, piles and piles of abuse and misery basically with a vape-wave soundtrack or whatev

Before she commits suicide, she records thirteen CASSETTES to give to people as a fuck you from beyond the grave. How long did it take to record thirteen tapes that absolutely no fucker would be able to listen to because they are american teenagers in the year 2018 AND DON'T OWN TAPE PLAYERS. Each tape is 90 minutes, assuming she didn't fill the whole tape though, did she stick some Modest Mouse on the other side or something,. Anyway she then gets a gay latino 35-year-old high school student with ridiculous hair who drives around in a chevy listening to Joy Division to eake out the tapes one by one (along with a tape player so you can fuck you listen to it, of course). It should have been called 13 Tumblr Posts or something, just pass out a link to thirteen different twitter accounts that just call you a cunt for pages and pages.

She emoitonally tortures her only friend from beyond the grave, gay latino dude keeps saying "you have a tape, my dude, hoo boy, get ready becuase you have a tape coming your way, bruv" and then we he gets it its just her going "you're alright, you are alright, i like you urgh" so FUCKING STUPID.
christ, even with the whole incredibly irresponsible "HAY KIDS, are you being BULLIED? why not KILL YOURESELF and make everyone feel BAD" message, would any of her bullies and enemies actually give that much of a shit, they're stupid idiot american grave children with rich parents and Hamptons, whatever the fuck Hamptons are, but they're always going to them, aren't they.

Stupidest thing of all, there is a SECOND SERIES of this planned. HOW? Does some kid buy a fucking lathe cutter and start cutting his own flexi disks with recordings of him going "Whoo, I'm dead now, and it's becuase of you gnarr" and his bereaved eskimo grandma fucking skateboards around town like Marty Mcfly frisbeeing records at school kids?

An Inspector Calls is a load of bollocks too.
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Blue Jam on April 25, 2019, 05:15:00 PM
If we can do plays too, then seriously: Why does no-one in An Inspector Calls ever say: "What crimes am I supposed to have committed? Am I actually being charged with anything? Are you even a real police officer? Can I see your ID? Get the fuck out of my house"?
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Dr Rock on April 25, 2019, 06:13:32 PM
Columbo.The criminals can't all be arrogant and stupid enough to give Columbo all the information he needs.

Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Endicott on April 25, 2019, 06:55:35 PM
Columbo.The criminals can't all be arrogant and stupid enough to give Columbo all the information he needs.

Not representative of all criminals though. They're a self selecting group (based on the fact that Columbo caught them).
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Dr Rock on April 25, 2019, 07:00:03 PM
'We've got a murder by some rich prick, sounds like a case for Columbo'?
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Cuellar on April 25, 2019, 07:04:02 PM
Columbo isn't a real policeman, they all just go along with it. He's an eccentric billionaire playing out a fantasy.
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Dr Rock on April 25, 2019, 07:06:40 PM
So it's an offshoot of Fantasy Island? Because that show had a rock solid fundamental premise.
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on April 25, 2019, 07:21:45 PM
Diagnosis Murder. Dick Van Dyke pretending to be a doctor and Barry Van Dyke pretending to be an actor.
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on April 25, 2019, 07:44:08 PM
The premise is ok, but the amount of fakery makes the whole thing pointless.

So someone is trying to escape and you think they might be catching a bus but you don't know which bus they'll be catching so you access the CCTV - simulated because they can't actually access the cctv - presumably they've just stuck a camera on a tripod which the person being hunted had been told to ignore.  So they're looking at the pretend CCTV... where is the person we're hunting?  Oh yes, they'll be the person that's being followed by A FUCKING CAMERA CREW except when we see them on cctv the camera crew has vanished.  They must have had to film 2 takes.

Someone is in the countryside somewhere... so from the aerial drone footage we see the person being hunted... oh there they are in the middle of the field WITH AN INVISIBLE FUCKING CAMERA CREW.  You'd have had to ask them to move out of the way and hide while they shot the drone footage.

A person is being pursued by a hunter who's about 100 yards behind them, running across a field, they vault a gate and get into a waiting car which speeds off.  OK MATE THE 2-MAN CAMERA CREW HAVE FILMED THE SHOT OF THE CAR SPEEDING OFF, NOW COME BACK AND LET US GET IN THE CAR AND FILM A 2ND TAKE OF THE ESCAPE FROM INSIDE THE CAR WHILE THE HUNTER STAYS BACK AND PROMISES NOT TO CATCH US WHILE WE FILM THE 2ND TAKE.

And in the most recent series they invented the ability to "hack" cars so they can see on a map exactly where a car is.  Like they're somehow hacking into the cars GPS.  FUCK OFF  MATE.

On and that aerial shot of London they keep showing to give the impression the Hunters are based in The Gherkin and not in a broom cupboard at Channel 4.

Yeah, they were the things which irritated me as well but I was too lazy to type them out, and you did so in a far funnier way than I could have so I'm glad I was lazy!
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: dr beat on April 25, 2019, 08:19:10 PM
Blockbusters. 2 v 1? Get out.

Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: kidney on April 25, 2019, 08:27:50 PM
any film in which the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE is that Tom Cruise's character is a charming, desirable, all-action badass that will save the world and perhaps make a witty quip or two along the way.
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: The Culture Bunker on April 25, 2019, 08:31:31 PM
The Truth About Cats and Dogs

To be honest; I don't think that I have seen the whole film. Admittedly, someone's issues with their own look can often be down to their own mind-set rather than how attractive society tends to deem them; but Garofalo still seems too damn cute and nice and not even close to Hollywood ugly to make the premise believable.
Yeah, bit hard to buy into it when I thought she was prettier than Uma Thurman. Plus the fact the male lead was the fellow from Game On.

At least in Roxanne, they gave Steve Martin the appropriate huge nose.
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Clownbaby on April 25, 2019, 09:08:10 PM
13 Reasons Why. A teenage girl decides to kill herself because she is bullied, drug raped, bullied again, raped again, gets called a stupid poo poo head, gets into a car accident, gets beaten up, gets her nudes leaked online and so on, piles and piles of abuse and misery basically with a vape-wave soundtrack or whatev

Before she commits suicide, she records thirteen CASSETTES to give to people as a fuck you from beyond the grave. How long did it take to record thirteen tapes that absolutely no fucker would be able to listen to because they are american teenagers in the year 2018 AND DON'T OWN TAPE PLAYERS. Each tape is 90 minutes, assuming she didn't fill the whole tape though, did she stick some Modest Mouse on the other side or something,. Anyway she then gets a gay latino 35-year-old high school student with ridiculous hair who drives around in a chevy listening to Joy Division to eake out the tapes one by one (along with a tape player so you can fuck you listen to it, of course). It should have been called 13 Tumblr Posts or something, just pass out a link to thirteen different twitter accounts that just call you a cunt for pages and pages.

She emoitonally tortures her only friend from beyond the grave, gay latino dude keeps saying "you have a tape, my dude, hoo boy, get ready becuase you have a tape coming your way, bruv" and then we he gets it its just her going "you're alright, you are alright, i like you urgh" so FUCKING STUPID.
christ, even with the whole incredibly irresponsible "HAY KIDS, are you being BULLIED? why not KILL YOURESELF and make everyone feel BAD" message, would any of her bullies and enemies actually give that much of a shit, they're stupid idiot american grave children with rich parents and Hamptons, whatever the fuck Hamptons are, but they're always going to them, aren't they.

Stupidest thing of all, there is a SECOND SERIES of this planned. HOW? Does some kid buy a fucking lathe cutter and start cutting his own flexi disks with recordings of him going "Whoo, I'm dead now, and it's becuase of you gnarr" and his bereaved eskimo grandma fucking skateboards around town like Marty Mcfly frisbeeing records at school kids?

Aye its shite. I was going to write a diatribe on this at some point but youve pretty much covered everything

"But the subject matter is very important" is always the counter argument when I bring up how shit it is. My fucking arse, its a terrible handling of the subject matter. And it's also very dull
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: DrGreggles on April 26, 2019, 08:19:35 AM
Blockbusters. 2 v 1? Get out.

And the 2 only need to get one more answer right than the 1 in order to win the round.
THEY SHOULD NEED TO GET DOUBLE!

I'll have a FUCK OFF please, Bob.
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: Jockice on April 26, 2019, 11:21:01 AM
The Office. You all know what I'm going to say here, don't you?
Title: Re: Shows or maybe films where you couldn't buy into the FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE
Post by: EOLAN on April 26, 2019, 11:31:23 AM
I managed to get dragged along by Series One of 13 Reasons Why. Absolutely love and can't argue with that delightful description above. For me; season 2 setting up a trial for the high school jock though just seemed completely unbelievable and couldn't imagine any judge letting it get any where near trial. Unfortunately; you have to make do with this vague, uninsightful and dull description until Gregory Torso gets round to Season Two.
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Post by: Neville Chamberlain on April 26, 2019, 12:52:02 PM
Blockbusters. 2 v 1? Get out.

Yep, possibly the most irritating and enduring injustice ever committed on national TV. I almost couldn't watch it because of the 2 v 1.
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Post by: Lisa Jesusandmarychain on April 26, 2019, 01:47:35 PM
The Office. You all know what I'm going to say here, don't you?

They should have stopped making it after Steve Carell left ?
( In a way, this post is quite legit; there are far more reasons why the premise of the Yank version of The Office is unbuyintoable than the Limey version ).
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Post by: Lisa Jesusandmarychain on April 26, 2019, 01:55:23 PM
The Pink Panther.
A gentleman, a scholar * and* an acrobat? Yeah, right.
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Post by: Lisa Jesusandmarychain on April 26, 2019, 02:02:37 PM
Similar to Blockbusters, " Going For Gold ". A load of Johnny Foreigners answer questions asked by top Nick Heyward's Dad lookalike Henry Kelly in his lilting Irish brogue. All the foreign types would be from Europe, so that would include someone from fucking Britain, having the slight advantage over the others of answering questions posed to them in THEIR OWN FUCKING LANGUAGE. Well, that's fucking fair, isn't it ?
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Post by: Tombola on April 26, 2019, 02:27:03 PM
Rosemary & Thyme is a British television cozy mystery series starring Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris as gardening detectives Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme. ... The theme is murder mysteries in the setting of professional gardening jobs.
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Post by: Satchmo Distel on April 26, 2019, 07:28:05 PM
Six Million Dollar Man - in real life he'd break his cock every time he had a wank, which would be often given the opportunities for bionic eye perving.
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Post by: Endicott on April 26, 2019, 07:42:28 PM
It was the bionic woman who had both arms replaced. Steve used his left hand.
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Post by: DrGreggles on April 26, 2019, 08:06:18 PM
Similar to Blockbusters, " Going For Gold ". A load of Johnny Foreigners answer questions asked by top Nick Heyward's Dad lookalike Henry Kelly in his lilting Irish brogue. All the foreign types would be from Europe, so that would include someone from fucking Britain, having the slight advantage over the others of answering questions posed to them in THEIR OWN FUCKING LANGUAGE. Well, that's fucking fair, isn't it ?

I remember one of the GFG questions Henry fucking Kelly asked the foreign lads and the answer was 'day'.
No one got it right, and the final part of the clue was "a period of time lasting for 24 hours".

Now, everyone knows what a day is, which leaves 3 possibilities:
1. They didn't understand the question in English.
2. They didn't know the English word 'day'.
3. They couldn't understand Henry fucking Kelly.

None of these are valid reasons to lose a general knowledge quiz.
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Post by: The Culture Bunker on April 26, 2019, 10:11:43 PM
I seem to remember that with Going for Gold, eventually the people of Europe got a bit fed up with this disadvantage, so you'd have contestants from "nations" such as Guernsey and the Isle of Man.
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Post by: Psmith on April 26, 2019, 10:44:37 PM
Super heroes.OK fight crime if that's your thing but why dress up in stupid costumes to do it.
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Post by: JesusAndYourBush on April 27, 2019, 02:53:34 AM
Six Million Dollar Man - in real life he'd break his cock every time he had a wank, which would be often given the opportunities for bionic eye perving.

I never understood why the Six Million Dollar Man Action man's bionic eye made things look further away.
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Post by: hummingofevil on April 27, 2019, 03:24:14 AM
I seem to remember that with Going for Gold, eventually the people of Europe got a bit fed up with this disadvantage, so you'd have contestants from "nations" such as Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

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.
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Post by: beanheadmcginty on April 27, 2019, 11:48:28 AM
Bargain Hunt. They are purchasing at retail and selling at trade. It's the wrong way round.
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Post by: DrGreggles on April 27, 2019, 02:47:57 PM
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 (https://youtu.be/8-7rWePM6lM?t=98).
You can picture him in the studio, clasping his headphones - like Springsteen on 'We Are The World'.
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Post by: imitationleather on April 27, 2019, 03:01:15 PM
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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Post by: petrilTanaka on April 27, 2019, 03:56:24 PM
I love the way the bloke singing is giving it everything (https://youtu.be/8-7rWePM6lM?t=98).
You can picture him in the studio, clasping his headphones - like Springsteen on 'We Are The World'.

number of fist drops easily in double figures
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Post by: icehaven on April 28, 2019, 10:16:03 AM
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.
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Post by: Bazooka on April 28, 2019, 12:24:05 PM
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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Post by: up_the_hampipe on April 28, 2019, 04:19:20 PM
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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Post by: Twed on April 28, 2019, 08:10:01 PM
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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Post by: mothman on April 28, 2019, 08:19:27 PM
But that’s basically Star Wars: modern military vs. Wizards.
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Post by: paruses on April 28, 2019, 08:32:47 PM
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?
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Post by: Satchmo Distel on April 28, 2019, 09:20:31 PM
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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Post by: St_Eddie on April 28, 2019, 09:29:54 PM
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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Post by: Small Man Big Horse on April 28, 2019, 11:00:09 PM
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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Post by: FerriswheelBueller on April 29, 2019, 03:45:39 AM
F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

6 people maintain close friendships into their mid 30s? Pull the other one
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Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on April 29, 2019, 11:14:01 AM
What was the title an acronym for?
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Post by: FerriswheelBueller on April 29, 2019, 11:18:39 AM
What was the title an acronym for?

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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Post by: biggytitbo on April 29, 2019, 11:46:27 AM
Film '98.
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Post by: olliebean on April 29, 2019, 12:30:44 PM
F·R·I·E·N·D·S

6 people maintain close friendships into their mid 30s? Pull the other one

FTFY
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Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on April 29, 2019, 12:39:16 PM
F•R•I•E•N•D•S
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Post by: St_Eddie on April 29, 2019, 03:22:16 PM
FTFY

But... it's exactly the same?
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Post by: DistressedArea on April 29, 2019, 09:50:02 PM
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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Post by: a duncandisorderly on April 29, 2019, 10:03:26 PM
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.
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Post by: The Culture Bunker on April 29, 2019, 10:22:37 PM
so I'm going to come right out & say it. fundamental premise-wise, "blade runner". bollocks.
You don't think people will shag robots?
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Post by: Sebastian Cobb on April 29, 2019, 10:55:58 PM
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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Post by: Nobody Soup on April 29, 2019, 11:08:50 PM
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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Post by: Clownbaby on April 29, 2019, 11:27:14 PM
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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Post by: a duncandisorderly on April 29, 2019, 11:33:12 PM
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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Post by: St_Eddie on April 29, 2019, 11:59:07 PM
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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Post by: a duncandisorderly on April 30, 2019, 12:03:17 AM
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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Post by: Dr Rock on April 30, 2019, 12:07:07 AM
But seeing they can go rogue, wouldn't you make them blue or something more easily detectable that the via Voight-Komf test?
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Post by: thraxx on April 30, 2019, 12:14:40 AM
quite, but it's a stretch. too much of a stretch for me.

buy one with a bigger hole then.
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Post by: DrGreggles on April 30, 2019, 01:08:35 AM
What was the title an acronym for?

FEEBY
ROSS
I AM CHANDLER
ER... RACHEL
NILES
DAPHNE
SOFA
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Post by: Dr Rock on April 30, 2019, 01:13:36 AM
Avengers Endgame.
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Post by: samadriel on April 30, 2019, 08:36:36 AM
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?"

Wasn't Ajax going to enslave him once he triggered the powers?
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Post by: icehaven on April 30, 2019, 11:07:32 AM
As much as it's my all-time favourite film and it physically pains me to say it, in Midnight Cowboy, that Joe wouldn't just get a regular job, and even more so that he wouldn't take Rico to a doctor or hospital is stretching things a bit, particularly when Rico can't walk anymore.

It's all sort of dealt with/justified within the film, at one point Joe sees a 'help wanted' sign in a café window, then sees a man similar to himself sweating and scrubbing miserably, and walks away obviously not prepared to give up his dream of shagging rich women for cash and get a job just like the one he had in Texas again. And at least once Rico says ''no cops no doctors'' when Joe says he needs to get him some medical attention, although he never quite says why, his general distrust of authority and the fact he's a conman is probably explanation enough.
But they spend a winter freezing their nads off in a condemned building, Rico coughing his guts up and getting sicker by the day, falling down stairs and passing out etc., and at no point does Joe just go 'D'you know what? It wouldn't kill me to put in a few hours dishwashing, I can still shark for tail at night, and I'm sure we can find a doctor that won't ask too many questions, preferably before you drop dead.'' Maybe it's because he's just that dumb, or optimistic, or obedient, or all 3. Actually yes that's exactly why it is, ignore this post, I'm a philistine.   
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Post by: Clownbaby on April 30, 2019, 11:29:45 AM
The Nicole Kidman remake of Stepford Wives is fucking stupid because at the end the supposedly strong intelligent and self-respecting main character is STILL WITH the crap husband who actually was very content to go through with the full robot wife transformation for the majority of the film. The fact that he let it happen at all is surely grounds for a big fat divorce.
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Post by: Gulftastic on April 30, 2019, 08:32:02 PM
In the much praised dialogue free opening segment to that Fraser episode. The one where Niles is doing ironing or something, a a lot of the hilarity ensues because he faints at the sight of blood.

I just don't believe anyone does that.
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Post by: DrGreggles on April 30, 2019, 11:38:33 PM
In the much praised dialogue free opening segment to that Fraser episode. The one where Niles is doing ironing or something, a a lot of the hilarity ensues because he faints at the sight of blood.

I just don't believe anyone does that.

A kid I was at school with did.
And he used to get nose bleeds all the time.*

*nickname: Jam Rag
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Post by: Bazooka on May 01, 2019, 02:12:33 AM
The Daily Politics Show, on at a very strange time of the day.
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Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on May 07, 2019, 09:49:34 PM
Mrs. Doubtfire. Not the obvious issue of no one recognising Robin Williams under an obviously rubber mask. The film starts with him quitting an acting job, which leads top him being treated as unemployed in his divorce hearing,  but acting is a freelance profession. Unless he'd been blacklisted for quitting that particular job, he's no more unemployed than he would have been anyway.
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Post by: Jockice on May 07, 2019, 11:35:24 PM
The Champions League semi-final. A likely story if you ask me.
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Post by: gib on May 08, 2019, 12:15:59 AM
Mr Benn.

Doesn't make sense.
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Post by: imitationleather on May 08, 2019, 12:17:26 AM
Ironic by Alanis Morissette.
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Post by: Absorb the anus burn on May 08, 2019, 12:22:03 AM
Penny Crayon.... Lighthearted animation for nippers?

Fuck off! That Crayon can draw anything and the cutting object comes to life! That is a truly evil power - I'm talking MR James / WW Jacobs depths of evil here.
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Post by: Twed on May 08, 2019, 01:53:41 AM
Yeah but there's nothing stopping Cosmo from slitting Dibb's thick puppet throat either. They just chose to not show children that content.
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Post by: Gulftastic on May 08, 2019, 05:29:16 AM
Mr Benn.

Doesn't make sense.

That's why they added a scientific explanation when they remade it as 'Quantum Leap.
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Post by: Blue Jam on May 08, 2019, 07:02:48 PM
Just watched the first episode of Netflix series Dead To Me: "Oh hai, creepy clingy weird stranger! On second thoughts, I really like you, let's hang out! What, you lied about having a dead fiancé? Oh well, I can get over that, and I definitely believe the explanation- why don't you move into my house? I'll definitely feel safe having you hanging around my kids! Oh yes, and I'll never figure out that it was obviously you who killed my husband!"
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Post by: mothman on May 08, 2019, 07:59:46 PM
Fake Taxi.

No, I jest. But the reason I brought it up is, driving home form work today I saw a car - a BMW saloon no less - which had a Fake Taxi logo sticker on it. I can't really understand the thought process that can have led to such a thing.
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Post by: BritishHobo on May 08, 2019, 08:24:10 PM
In the much praised dialogue free opening segment to that Fraser episode. The one where Niles is doing ironing or something, a a lot of the hilarity ensues because he faints at the sight of blood.

I just don't believe anyone does that.

A kid I was at school with once fainted at the idea of blood. The teacher had drawn a generic black-and-white boxes-and-arrows diagram on the board to show how blood travels around the body, and the moment she started explaining it the poor fucker was straight down.
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Post by: Twed on May 08, 2019, 08:29:15 PM
Fake Taxi.

No, I jest. But the reason I brought it up is, driving home form work today I saw a car - a BMW saloon no less - which had a Fake Taxi logo sticker on it. I can't really understand the thought process that can have led to such a thing.
It's as simple as the idiots driving the car thinking that it's epic japes.
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Post by: mothman on May 08, 2019, 11:07:08 PM
The driver did have the look of a Legend Gary about him. And his passenger (front seat), well, she looked the type to shag a taxi driver voluntarily.
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Post by: St_Eddie on May 09, 2019, 12:19:28 AM
It's as simple as the idiots driving the car thinking that it's epic japes.

Hahaha.  I text and drive and there's nothing wrong wi....fjhghdfjhgofdhgofdhgjdfkopppppkgfplfd;llcjlc,n

sedjfknd heirglp sehjfgnd heijlp sjhehdnd heklp sghnd h;lp sendddd hellppp fyck oh fgawdgd itj hurtts
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Post by: gib on May 09, 2019, 12:29:32 AM
That's why they added a scientific explanation when they remade it as 'Quantum Leap.

haha, fucking hell that is class