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  1. Is the Szechuan sauce coming back to McDonalds?
  2. every now and again we see a puff piece about this returning. I wonder how it will fare? I'm 42, spitting image was a must see of my childhood, but that was 24 years ago. The show was savage by todays standards. The song Cry Gazza Cry after Paul Gascgoine's tears at the Italia 90 world cup, and his rubber double consistenly crying from then on. Would this be taken as mocking mental health? The perrenial favourite song that gets tireleslly dug up by anyone 40+ whenever they meet a South African, my in-laws are from S.A. - its gets tiring after seeing yet another person chuckling to themselves thinking they are the first person to ever think they are the first to play it. The lampooning of politicians was always brilliant, but i wonder what it will be like with or without some of its dark contents. loose the savage edge and risk older generations complaining that its a pale shadow of itself and lacks its edge like goign to see Frankie Boyle and finding him reading from Bob Monkhouse's joke book, or will it keep it's darker edge, mock everything and offend the snowflakes (i hate using that term) Hopefully they have the writing caliber to move with the times.
  3. Covid-19 was engineered by Michael Burnham, this will be revealed in season 4
  4. I ONLY WANT TO HEAR JAJA DING DONG! perfect two word summary. I liked the fact they didnt need to have an antagonist among the acts to beat, it was just a nice positive experience throughout. Films sont have to be genre defining or oscar worthy to be great. This was just a lovely little break. The music was also brilliant, so good that it even convinced my mrs to watch it and she hates any film with Will Ferrell in it, normally unconditionally without giving them a chance.
  5. Deadliest Catch and Ice road truckers were a guilty background pleasure. I never really paid attention they were just noise when doing other things. These were genius, they were the same every week, but somehow different. I also loved Gold Rush, but really only when the Hoffman crew were in it as laughable morons making fuck up after fuck up. the last two seasons have had to focus on human drama as opposed to a complete idiot trusting prayer and "a frickin gut feeling" to grab failure from the jaws of success. Todd Hoffman couldn't find gold in a jewelry store.
  6. I will torrent any show rather than go anywhere that absolute dumpster fire of an app. Smart TV, PS3 ot PS4 versions are all buggy as hell spunking an hours worth of adverts at you if you dare fast forward through a show and then just arbitrarily deciding to dump you back at the beginning of a show at random intervals. Back on topic. I love Jerry.
  7. What shit shows or type of tv do you enjoy? I've always been addicted to human challenge shows. I love the original japanese ninja warrior, one of the best things about it was as a foreign language show being dubbed there was no time for annoying hosts to waffle rubbish. just athletes doing amazing feats of agility and strength. I just watched all 10 episodes of The Titan Games on netflix back to back. The Rock was a really good presenter, just praising these people and making the show about them. Stone Cold Steve Austin's Broken Skull Ranch was a fantastic example too, head to head badassery followed by a spirit breaking personal challenge. I want to slowly kill, by flaying then rolling in salt and vingar, all the commentaters of Ultimate Beastmaster. the contestants were all good, the challenges were interesting, but whoever had the idea of 8 pairs of presenters, each providing the commenatry for their home country all next to each other trying to out-wacky each other. the producers should also be shot, you build a massive impressive set, fly people in from all over the world, then decide to focus on 8 different countries equivalents of Stephen Mulhern and Davina McCall. notable mention for the Sky one remake of Gladiators for reviving a franchise to kill it with blandness. The original show had characters for contestants, the remake was a production line of bland - we have Tony, a personal trainer from Wigan and he's competing against David, a personal trainer from Peterborough, next up we will have Jane a personal trainer from Stevenage taking on Sue, a personal trainer from Devon
  8. My favourite memory of him was as a guest presenter on The Big Breakfast, it was during the initial few Chris Evans and Gaby Roslin years. Every other guest host they had on there just felt out of place and ruined the feel of the show. They all tried to impersonate Chris Evans' anarchic style and were bad stand ins. Monkhouse came onboard for a week and was brilliant, Gaby was at ease with him and relaxed in the presence of an obvious pro, his chat with Zig and Zag in the bathroom was fluid and they bounced off of him, he was just great to watch in a setting that would have stumped many others of his generation. He didn't try to impersonate Evans, he just stuck to being himself and class shone through.
  9. Ive just finished reading 2 Peter F Hamilton books, Pandora's Star and its sequel Judas Unchained. I had never read any of his stuff before, and after exhausting all my Iain M Banks books and anything set in The Polity by Neal Asher i thought i would try the well recommended Hamilton. It has been said elsewhere, this man needs an editor. I remember wanting to absorb every little nuance about the culture of Azad in Banks's Player of Games, but reading Hamiltons stuff i found myself skipping chapters of dross. Anything containing bits about was brilliant and had me eating up pages, but It felt in some places like a mum who never read scifi trying to write scifi for their kid who is obsessed with that luke skyflyer from those space wars movies. E-butler, hyperglider and other such language just felt like he was grasping for futuristic concepts or like those victorian books about what the year 2020 will be like. The books contained some phenomenal world building, but there were just too many segues to bits i didn't enjoy.
  10. I wish i could upvote this more. When the actual scifi is happening it's amazing, but then he goes off on a mundane side story that feels like an entire chapter is devoted uneccessarily to the whittling of small mural in a piece of wood on the floor in the back of a room that you'll never see again. If this book was made into a film it would be like watching Dune and then it cuts away to an episode of columbo or pride and prejudice every now and again.
  11. This film completely and utterly captured my imagination as a child, it aired on ITV one saturday afternoon and i was mesmerised, and then i never had the opportunity to see it again for decades. Can't wait to watch it with my son!
  12. What about the 80's all time classic - Megaforce and from the 70's we have The Big Bus
  13. I just started reading Pandora's Star, certain parts have me hooked, mysterious aliens, dyson envelopment of stars, building a spaceship, but every time he goes off about corporations and political wranglings i find myself scanning text and skipping through. Also i find some of his futuristic naming to be like your parents trying to relate to scifi using horribly outdated phrases, e-butler just doesnt sit well with me, it's like when my dad bought something online for the first time and told my mum he just went cyber shopping.
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