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Old 02-01-2008, 17:56   #1
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Poor Xmas & New Year TV ?

Was it just me or did anyone else think this years Xmas and New Year TV was a load of old junk.

OK there were a few highlights, but looking at the listing on New Years day, they just seemed to be rerunning some of the Xmas shows. Nothing new.

I thought Catherine Tate and Harry Hill were good stuff as usual. Dr Who, and some of the Top Gear stuff was worth a look.

The Robin Hood finale could have been good but they obviously want to string it out for another run, so botched the ending. Disappointing.


So what were your highlights from the last couple of weeks. Anything I missed worth digging up ?

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Old 02-01-2008, 17:59   #2
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I watched Extras, Harry Hill and the first hour of Moonraker.
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I went through the Radio Times and found loads of things I wanted to record. I haven't actually watched any of them yet, but I remember thinking it seemed better than normal

And I don't even like Catherine Tate or Harry Hill!

Might want to spoiler that Marion comment. I don't watch Robin Hood, but now know what I assume is a pretty major plot point?
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Old 03-01-2008, 01:46   #4
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I'm not a huge TV watcher, but I tend to agree on this subject. The only thing I 'watched' was the Extras special (and on the repeat, not the 27th first-airing). I also put The Big Fat Quiz of the Year on Sky+, so I can watch it in installments. Besides that, there's really been little to grab my attention away from DVDs.
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:59   #5
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Its been pretty poor for a few years now the movies are rubbish and most of the show are almost always a complete let down. I managed to catch up on some dvds over the festive periods watched the wire and the shield
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I think Christmas TV has gone downhill for the past couple of years. I thought the stand out programmes this year were Oliver Twist, The Old Curiosity Shop and Extras.

Very disappointed with the Billie Piper drama The Shadow in the North.

I am annoyed that I missed Harry Hill!!
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watched harry hill and thats it. stuck to dvds of seinfeld and the odd football match.
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Without a doubt one of the worst Christmas/New Year TV line ups on BBC and ITV1 for many years (not surprising though sadly).

About the only program I made a special effort to watch was the Doctor Who special and that was only because it was the last of New Who I intend to watch (anything with that talentless cow Catherine Tate in is avoided like the plague by me)

Indeed the highlight of the last fortnight was Thursday night's BBC1 showing of Die Hard with a Vengance which was uncut unlike the heavily snipped R2 DVD!
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I think Christmas TV has gone downhill for the past couple of years. I thought the stand out programmes this year were Oliver Twist,
I recorded one part of Twist but I think I missed any others. How many parts were there ?

Maybe it's on VoD...

Doesn't BBC have some VoD internet thingy ?
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Doesn't BBC have some VoD internet thingy ?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/
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I recorded one part of Twist but I think I missed any others. How many parts were there ?
The first episode was 1 hour long, then there were 4 half hour episodes after that.
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I've taken the opportunity to watch a ton of DVDs instead - Jackie Brown, Matrix HD-DVD, From Dusk till Dawn, all 3 Die Hard movies, Prison Break S2, National Treasure, Snake Eyes, Crank amongst the selection
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season 6 of spooks i had taped brilliant
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TV is poor as there are too many channels now. If everything good was squeezed onto three or four channels like in the old days, there'd be lots of good things on. Charlie Brooker, Dr Who and Extras were the only things I watched. Apart from that it was The Shield S5 which was *amazing*.
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Hmmm, they have "part 2" of oliver twist and have it as 90mins running time. So my only hope is if I recorded the 90min "part1" or Virgin have the whole thing on VoD. Will check that tonight.
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