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Yesterday I discovered The Big Flower Fight (I think that's what it's called!) on Netflix. Very much the Bake Off model and all about florists creating crazy floral sculptures. I've quite enjoyed the first two episodes and learning a bit about this area. 

 

Vic Reeves and Natasha Demetriou are the 'Mel and Sue' pairing, which seemed slightly random but it's all very nice. :)

 

I also watched the one about Interior Design a while ago that was quite enjoyable.

 

Love all these types of shows! 

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Second season of Netflix's glass blowing comp Blown Away finished - really enjoyed it. The episodes really work at just under half an hour, its not too strung out to get loads of backstory or emotional content (though you inevitably get a bit of that when the 'vision' for pieces is explained).

 

The real star though is the medium, glass is such a weird thing to watch be moulded and sculpted into the forms they want its quite hypnotic. 

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36 minutes ago, skondo said:

Genuinely cannot believe there’s a dog grooming show on prime time BBC One.  When I saw the trailer a few weeks ago I did say ‘oh do fuck off’ at the tv.

 

we watch that, its good to have on when our puppy is settling down for bed as she likes a bit of dog tv

 

I can just about tolerate the stupid haircuts and 'breed standard' shapes they are requesting but the last episode where they put coloured chalk on the dogs and somebody went thru with a pink heart on a dogs arse made me really cross

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The pottery throw down this year is good as ever but I dunno... There's a dirth of genuinely likeable contestants. You've got a bunch of really blank personalities, a couple who are obviously a step above everyone else, and a false modesty show off one that does the complicated stuff or the challenging stuff every week because, you know, he's just so good.

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On 23/01/2021 at 17:34, multi said:

The pottery one is really, really good. Some talented potters have been on that.

 

And Keith Brymer Jones is an absolute top fella. Every time he cries he gets me doing the same. A fantastically enthusiastic judge and I think I have a bit of a Keith crush going on.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Brymer_Jones

 

Also love the portrait artist one as well, although I think I've only watched a fraction of them.

 

My wife and I really enjoy this and we both just love Keith. I said to her last week when watching, I wish I was passionate about something, anything, as much as Keith is about pottery. I love that he gets emotional when he really takes joy in another person's work. It must be a real pleasure to do something for work which you love so passionately.

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I've taken a dislike to the new presenter, Siobhán McSweeney. I really liked Melanie Sykes as she came across as warm and often very funny but I'm just not getting that from Siobhán.

 

Keith is as amazing as ever though.

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I don't mind the new presenter. She does the supportive and banter-y roles interchangeably and is quite good at both.

 

Mel Sykes was decent, and likable, but she was a bit one note and it felt a lot like she was just doing a job. Siobhan has a bit more personality.

 

This week was a bit of a let down. I usually like the big sculpt challenges both for the successes and failures. But this week sculpting music legends didn't really deliver on any front. The failures all came from kiln issues and no-one did anything mind-blowing. The Springsteen bust was obviously the best one but I don't think if you put out in front of me I'd know who it was meant to be. 

 

And how can someone have got to adulthood and not heard of Springsteen? Even if you're not a music fan he's one of those figures that just has inherent societal presence. I'm not a fan, no-one on my family was a fan, none of us owned a Springsteen record, I've never sought out his music. But I still know who he is, and his music.

 

I can only assume the guy is a shut in.

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I loved the pottery one. I know it’s a rip-off but it’s not something that’s usually on the telly and it’s very enjoyable to watch. I also use to do quite a bit as a kid and really enjoyed it. The sewing one was interesting but a bit too quaint, it didn’t need to be 

 

I like the sound of some of the others in here though 
 

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The Pottery Throw Down this week...

 

Spoiler

The first of these shows where they've had the bollocks to boot someone for rejecting the brief, even if they're top talents.

 

Good stuff.

 

I quite like the challenges where they're tasked with doing something in a particular manner. It limits the scope of things in such a way that it becomes more interesting.

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