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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. What about the 80's all time classic - Megaforce and from the 70's we have The Big Bus
  9. 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.
  10. He's only round the corner from me, my south african mrs had no idea what a Zammo was. Dave Perry reminds me of a certain ex-forumite who cant be mentioned in his attempts to stay relevant. I would dearly love to see them colaborate to use their powers of 80's/90's promotion to create some kind of stillborn abbhoration of a show, the kind of creation that if it were a child would send priests running screaming and doubting god exists while doctors who have seen it vomit uncontrollably. When the marketing power of the man who tried to sex up reversi by adding cats so it could be called pussy flip teams up with the Games Animal it would be a unstoppable rollercoaster!
  11. It's a bit tongue in cheek as everyone i know who refers to it as that has had that godforsaken piece of high school girl romance drivel forced on them by a family member when growing up or a girlfriend. i have also referred to his character as a holiday park predator. for anyone who doesnt like the movie and has been forced to endure it it's a close to the bone attempt to ruin it, the character Baby is a 17 year old about who finished high school and is off to college. and Swayze is supposed to be 24/25, but due to his age at the time of filing it can be intentionally misconstrued as 34 year old man and 17 year old character, and we all know the rule is half your age + 7.
  12. its referred to as the Patrick Swayze pedo movie by a few people i know.
  13. By no means a great movie but what was considered to be a harmless product of it's time, Revenge of the nerds. The standard geeks get one up one jocks genre, except for the bit when they rig a girls house full of cameras and film them showering, or when the lead character dresses like the boyfriend of the girl he is infatuated with and tricks her into having sex.
  14. yeah i know, it was enought to give me an endorfin rush. @Gord that would have been amazing.
  15. finally watched this last night. I liked it. best bit for me was when you knew the final order were fucked because
  16. i felt guilty for the relentless bullying of the small child
  17. interacted with people without sneering? On all of the sales based tasks where Thomas' team lost , i wish there was a breakdown of who sold what, becasue he was definitely edited on the show to be the best at sales and getting deals. God Speed my Viking!
  18. i'm enjoying this, but i just wonder if they are giving away one of the last great mysteries of the star wars universe and will they be doing it cheaply?. i'm going to spoiler the rest just in case from what i've seen so far i'm enjoying a lot.
  19. i have a theory. You know how in every school there was that one person who just does not conform to social norms, they were the kid who when asked about their favourite music at school they named a classical composer, they were the one who never got the jokes of the peer group but would laugh out loud at a random event that noone else saw as funny, they had no cultural frame of reference and common ground with you, but academically they were great. That kid turned turned out to be the lead designer on this project. He has no idea who Sonic the Hedgehog is, he didnt have a tv growing up. Videogames? what are they? Game night was the family sat in the drawing room for a rivetting game of Rummikub or making topical palindromes from newspaper headlines. Then there is the faker, this person has seemingly bullshitted their way through life and survived their way into a position far in excess of their talent and skills like some sort of corporate Mr Magoo, blindly stumbling up the corporate ladder, how they got there is a mystery becasue anyone with a clue can see this person is inept. This person was in charge of reviewing the progress of the movie. They have heard that comic book characters are big movie bucks recently, but they wouldn't know, they just work in the film industry, they don't actually go to the cinema or watch films, cant stand them (possibly related to Michael Owen). So these two somehow get on the project together. The designer having never heard of Sonic or ever been exposed to the character, they just know that the character is a blue anthropomorphised hedgehog, he was sold because someone used the word anthropomorphised in the meeting and he fondly remembered the time he almost got that into a game of scrabble, and the project manager just signs it off and bullies it through the meetings using professional sounding buzzwords, the longer he stays in there the more chance of him getting discovered as a fraud so he gets through this by sounding angry.
  20. I have a new idea for a new challenge "Apprentiception" its actually next years contestants. The dwarf lord of the cockneys comes out, "i've been copping flack that my prizes over the recent years have been steadily going down hill (karen sycophatically shakes her head in denial), they used to be examples of the elite high life you would get when working with me, now its a hastily put together budget team building session that's only here becasue Mavis in accounts found a groupon voucher for go karting. With this in mind your job is to design a prize night out for this years sociopaths"
  21. I just finished Orbus today. For the third book in a series it couldnt be more different than the first. I was eating up Orbus page after page, whereas i found The Skinner was so slow. As soon as it got to being on a wooden sjip and describing prill, boxy's and turbul i just lost interest. The Whelkus Titanicus in the Voyage of the Sable Keech made me hang in there, but really all i want is Prador, Jain or Atheter fucking things up. I really like the Prador, they remind me of The Affront from The Culture
  22. I think old sugarlumps needs some new themes for his games, ive got an idea for an episode Hipsters. old shitbeard comes out for his pre task speech "Hipsters, i dont get them, but there's bloody loads of them *insert really obvious laboured bad joke about flanel shirts and some of them needing a wash that's not really on point but everyone laughs with a sycophantic grin*, anyway they seem to have loads of money to spend on old tat that they deem retro. Well i've got warehouses full of the stuff and your'e going to flog it to them". Cue the next hour of footage of 10 sociopaths running around Hoxton trying to sell some em@iler phones, shit stereos and ancient sky boxes
  23. I used to love this show, but as i find myself saying nearly every year, gone are the actual elite business people and instead we have the good for reality tv sociopaths I have found a new way of enjoying it, as i now refer to it and think of it as Taskmaster for Twats.
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