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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby Hippie Pirate on Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:33 am

FaithfulPirate42 wrote:
Hippie Pirate wrote:The only show I can say that I watch on TV is Flight of the Conchords. I have been a fan of them before they even had a show, and think they are hilarious.


I don't have cable or satellite, so have never seen the show. I do love FotC though. I first heard them back in about '05 I think, playing Business Time on Conan during our meal break at work. I have been thoroughly infatuated with them ever since. Interestingly enough, 90% of the girls I talk to can't stand them, and neither can my little brother. I'm beginning to think there may be a connection there.



I don't have cable or sattelite either, I just watch them online or at my gf's house. I was introduced to them by a friend of mine in the military, and then introduced to the TV show by my friend Sara. The majority of people I know who like them are actually girls though.
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby Rainswept on Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:34 am

Detective TurtleHolmes wrote:It's funny. You 'merrckins get hundreds of channels on your cable televisions, but infrequently do you get something great. The only reason I'm glad that Australia is still connected to Britain is that we get a lot of their TV.


It's not that we couldn't get it on TV, so much as we don't "get" a fair portion of British humor I think. I had to rewind Torchwood every few minutes and try again to understand what was just said, for one thing, because British and American English have grown apart far enough that I simply don't know many of the words and phrases used. It's also worth pointing out that the customs which are common and funny to you make for jokes that I get must be jokes, and yet I know I'm missing.

Dr. Who, for example, travels in time using a police box. I'm sure that would be funnier if I knew what the hell a police box was.

In looking this up, I discovered there have been 11 actors who played Dr. Who, and that it's on the air even now. See, the only time I ever remember seeing an episode Tom Baker played him.
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby Hippie Pirate on Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:37 am

Detective TurtleHolmes wrote: I have all the episodes of Flight of the Conchords, but haven't watched it in a while. It's a great show.


Are you aware the second season is on?
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby Roy Hunter on Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:45 am

Rainswept wrote:Dr. Who, for example, travels in time using a police box. I'm sure that would be funnier if I knew what the hell a police box was.

The first thing you need to understand about contemporary Dr. Who and Torchwood is that they are written by Russell T. Davies, who is a big ol' homo and fills the scripts with in-jokes and innuendo to that effect.

A police box is like a telephone box that used to stand on street corners, and it had a telephone where members of the public or police officers could call in crimes or incidents. It also had a little seat inside where a police officer could have a rest, or they could leave a raincoat in there if the weather was changeable.

There are a couple of old police boxes in Glasgow that have been converted into tiny little coffee stalls. They are called "Cop-puchino".
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby PantyGnawer on Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:50 am

Roy Hunter wrote:There are a couple of old police boxes in Glasgow that have been converted into tiny little coffee stalls. They are called "Cop-puchino".


Ida thought that "Bobby Brew" would have been more apparent.
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby black bart on Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:43 am

PantyGnawer wrote:
Roy Hunter wrote:There are a couple of old police boxes in Glasgow that have been converted into tiny little coffee stalls. They are called "Cop-puchino".


Ida thought that "Bobby Brew" would have been more apparent.


Are they pan dimensional on the inside like Dr Who's tardis?

Other good names would be 'It's a Fair Moch'

If they served soup as well they could be called 'Irish Stew in the name of the Law'...

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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby TwistedSister on Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:43 am

House, Lost, Survivor (yep, sorry), No Reservations, Hell's Kitchen, just to name a few.
Just had DirectTV installed, yesterday, after having cable t.v., now I have to learn all the new channel settings! :cry:
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby Capellini on Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:46 am

TwistedSister wrote:House, Lost, Survivor (yep, sorry), No Reservations, Hell's Kitchen, just to name a few.
Just had DirectTV installed, yesterday, after having cable t.v., now I have to learn all the new channel settings! :cry:


Don't apologize, Survivor is AWESOME. Also, do you have as big a crush on Tony Bourdain as I do? I so badly want to be his side-kick. And he's really tall, so he needs a short, female side-kick.
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby black bart on Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:52 am

At the moment I'm watching British TV and I'm liking the US programmes: Dexter, Curb your enthusiasm and more Dexter. Can we have Bilko back as well please.
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby PantyGnawer on Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:01 am

Capellini wrote:Don't apologize, Survivor is AWESOME. Also, do you have as big a crush on Tony Bourdain as I do? I so badly want to be his side-kick. And he's really tall, so he needs a short, female side-kick.



Oh god. A Cap post that I totally agree with. How can this be?


Bourdain rocks! He rocks the hardest when he's making fun of Rachel Ray. Which is often.
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby TwistedSister on Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:43 am

Capellini wrote:Also, do you have as big a crush on Tony Bourdain as I do? I so badly want to be his side-kick. And he's really tall, so he needs a short, female side-kick.

He's my kind of man!! Too bad I ended up with the Polar opposite! :D
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby PKMKII on Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:52 am

PantyGnawer wrote:Bourdain rocks! He rocks the hardest when he's making fun of Rachel Ray. Which is often.


And Bobby Flay. And Gordon Ramsey. And Mario Batali (although with Batali it seems like good-natured ribbing rather than out and out insulting).

Shows I like to watch: the aforementioned No Reservations, Bizarre Foods, Lost, Scrubs, Important Things with Demetri Martin, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, The Daily Show, Colbert Report, It's Me or the Dog, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Top Gear.
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby PantyGnawer on Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:32 pm

Has no one else seen "Breaking Bad" on AMC? They just started season two and I'd say it's about the best thing on US cable (or network for that matter) these days.

C'mon people, a dying chemistry teacher turns to cooking crystal meth so that he can raise some money to leave his family when he dies! Ring a bell? It won two Emmys? How can you not be watching that?

Someone else please watch this show or we'll have another "Arrested Development" on our hands. I can't live with that.

PS: If you are a fan of any of the shows that anyone here has mentioned, I'd like to introduce you to one of the greatest websites ever: EZTV
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby PKMKII on Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:23 pm

PantyGnawer wrote:Someone else please watch this show or we'll have another "Arrested Development" on our hands. I can't live with that.


No no no. 30 Rock is today's "Arrested Development".
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Re: CURRENT Television

Postby PantyGnawer on Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:49 pm

No no no. People actually watch 30 Rock, and it won't get canceled. I was referring to awesome shows that get canceled because no one watches them.
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