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Re: TV WTF
« Reply #60 on: April 11, 2023, 09:10:45 AM »
But is it a terrible show?  I found it not so bad. 

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« Reply #61 on: April 11, 2023, 12:54:43 PM »
I had lost track of that show, but enjoyed what I'd seen so far.  Given I'm currently casting about for something to watch, I'm happy to hear that there are two more seasons after the ones I've seen.

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Re: TV WTF
« Reply #62 on: May 10, 2023, 03:03:05 PM »
I unintentionally just watched the last episode of Race Across The World and I am completely shocked that to grand prize is only 20 effing grand - between 2!.

Really? WTF is up with that? One of the cameramen probably earned that for filming it.

I expect the winners will spend their winnings paying their overdue mortgage that's backed up because they weren't at work for 3 months.
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Re: TV WTF
« Reply #63 on: May 10, 2023, 03:20:54 PM »
I had to look that up.  It does sound like a ridiculous premise for a show.  The fact that it won BAFTA awards is puzzling, too.  I'm not much of a reality tv show fan, so it's not really my cup of tea, so to speak.  The Wikipedia entry is probably a better use of time than actually the hours spent watching it.

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Re: TV WTF
« Reply #64 on: May 10, 2023, 03:44:20 PM »
I had to look that up.  It does sound like a ridiculous premise for a show.  The fact that it won BAFTA awards is puzzling, too.  I'm not much of a reality tv show fan, so it's not really my cup of tea, so to speak.  The Wikipedia entry is probably a better use of time than actually the hours spent watching it.

It the only episode I have ever watched and it was quite entertaining. It's wasn't really the contestants that intrigued me, but rather the generosity of the public.

Still. A worthy prize-pot would have ensured it didn't make it to this thread.
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Re: TV WTF
« Reply #65 on: May 19, 2023, 02:31:04 AM »
Had the misfortune to have started to watch The Swarm as it was overly advertised on TV.

By episode 2, when I found myself screaming at the actors to "hurry up and get to the point", I realised it was doomed.

After episode 3, I decided to bring some paint home to watch dry to improve my evening's entertainment.
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Re: TV WTF
« Reply #66 on: May 19, 2023, 09:16:19 AM »
I assume this is the German sci-fi series and not the amazon prime comedy?

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« Reply #67 on: May 19, 2023, 03:14:13 PM »
I assume this is the German sci-fi series and not the amazon prime comedy?

Definitely the former, although I consider it somewhat of a joke.

It's out of our lives now - never to be revisited!
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Re: TV WTF
« Reply #68 on: May 19, 2023, 04:07:18 PM »
Sounds like it would have been better as a 1.5 hour movie entitled, "The Day the Fish Got Weird."

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Re: TV WTF
« Reply #69 on: July 13, 2023, 08:16:05 AM »
  Aimed at the whole Huw "thing" (strong language is spoken)

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Re: TV WTF
« Reply #70 on: August 26, 2023, 03:02:24 AM »
"The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart" on amazon prime.
They obviously threw a bunch of money at this series about abused women.  But the writing is just over the top and an interesting child of an abusive father and an enabling mother turns into an annoying version of her mother as she ages.  You just want to send her to the "Don't Date Him, Girl" website and change the channel.  Sigourney Weaver does the best she can with this trite script but she was more fun in "Alien." A nod to the abuse of Aboriginal tribes by the British government lurks in the background. This is like a Lifetime tv series with more money spent on production values. Bonus:  Frankie Adams, of The Expanse, does a creditable job as Weaver's adopted daughter.

The landscape is amazing.  And there's great photography.  Life's too short.  Watch something else, instead.
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