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#41 Handrejka

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 06:27 PM

Not sure if this is worth a separate thread or not but how about popular TV shows you've never seen.

I'll start

I've never seen

The Waltons
Little House on the Prairie
Charlie's Angels
ER
Seinfeld
Friends
Wallender
The West Wing
24
Britains Got Talent
Ashes to Ashes
Any of the current vampire genre shows

I've seen one episode of Desperate Housewives and one episode of Sex in the City and didn't think much of either or them.
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Posted 02 May 2011 - 07:18 PM

My list is quite similar to Handrejka's

The Waltons
Little House on the Prairie
Charlie's Angels
ER
Seinfeld
Wallender
The West Wing
24
Ashes to Ashes
Sex and The City
Desperate House Wives
Any of the current vampire genre shows

also

Glee
Dancing on Ice
Strictly Come Dancing / any other dancing or singing reality program
The Inbetweeners or any other T4 type program
Hollyoaks / Corrie and minimal episodes of Emmerdale and Eastenders (If I was forced to watch one it would be Emmerdale)
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 04:02 PM

The demise of Jeff Conaway prompts me to admit that I've never seen Grease.

I do remember him from Taxi, though, and it's interesting how memory has played me false. I had the impression that he was very handsome when younger (although not really my type). Yet looking back now at old pics from Taxi, he was not nearly as attractive as I thought. To my eyes, that is.
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 08:51 PM

View Posthonez, on Feb 23 2011, 01:32 PM, said:

My Aussie naturalisation/lobotomy will only be considered complete when they force me to watch, Clockwork Orange-style, The Man From Snowy River, Galipolli, Strictly Ballroom, Muriel's Wedding and Australia.
I'm happy to report they've not succeeded yet.
Although I'm not proud of the fact that Seņora honez got me to sit through the awful, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert once.
I did quite enjoy the happy-go-lucky tale of Romper Stomper though.


My deepest sympathy. ;) The Australian film industry is atrocious. Limit yourself to Picnic at Hanging Rock, Proof and (maybe) Lantana. Your missus may also enjoy My Brilliant Career. Everything else we have ever made here hasn't been worth the celluloid it is printed on. On behalf of all Aussies everywhere, I apologise to the rest of the world for inflicting our films upon you (and our soap operas too, for that matter.)

Anyway, my [American] boss laughed the other day when I confessed I have never seen Pulp Fiction (or anything else by Tarantino for that matter.) I limit myself to European arthouse these days. The last decent Hollywood film I saw was the Prestige. Could probably count the number of US films I have seen since that was released on one hand.

To wade into the debate above, I prefer "film", too. I can't stand that term, "movie" (or, for that matter, when people call a cinema a "theatre", a "picture theatre" or variants thereof.) :huh:

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 09:30 PM

Don't be so hard on yourself. I seem to remember a couple of good 70s Aussie films apart from Picnic - The Club and The Odd Angry Shot, but it's been a while since I've seen them. Wolf Creek was kind of scary too.

None of them can touch Bouncer's Dream, of course.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 09:40 PM

View PostHandrejka, on Feb 23 2011, 05:33 AM, said:

Never seen Casablanca, The Great Escape, The Sound of Music or Mary Poppins. Of those the only one I'd be interested in is Casablanca.

I will let you in on a little secret... Despite what the Hollywood hype machine will tell you, Casablanca isn't all that good... It is just a hokey, heavy-handed WW2 propaganda film. I absolutely cringed when I saw the scene where the French patriots drown out the Germans with "Les Marseillaise" in the "singing battle." :huh:

Also, since Bogart has been parodied so many times down the years, it is impossible to watch his scenes with a straight face. The ending is particularly vomit-inducing with the "this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship" stuff. ;)

Finally, I always thought that "As Time Goes By" would be a single, special emotional centrepiece. Not true. They actually play it every five minutes throughout the entire bloody film. I actually quite like the song but even I was really bloody sick of it by the time it was over. By contrast, the "Knock on Wood" song provides a great, though lightweight, little moment.

Overall: I suppose it is good as far as blatant propaganda films go but definitely not the "greatest film of all time."

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 10:09 PM

While I am at it, Maltese Falcon is another Bogart film that doesn't live up to its hype at all, though the whole thing anticipates the cartoonish master villains seen in Hollywood films since, with Sydney Greenstreet playing a Jabba the Hutt type master villain and Peter Lorre as his uber-homosexual sidekick. Bloody hell I hate Bogart himself, though. I wonder who told that bloke he could act?

If you want something from 1940s Hollywood with a similar overall vibe to Casablanca but with much better execution, I would probably have to say Gilda with Rita Hayworth is your best bet.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 02:58 PM

never seen taxi driver ,the good the bad and the ugly or the any of the harry potter movies.
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:42 PM

I have not seen a single episode of an NCIS/CSI type show which seem to be really popular for some reason.
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 12:08 AM

View PostCaptainChorizo, on 02 June 2012 - 08:42 PM, said:

I have not seen a single episode of an NCIS/CSI type show which seem to be really popular for some reason.

Nor me, although my daughter is currently studying forensic science at uni, I suppose I really should take some kind of interest in it.
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 12:57 PM

View PostPaul Bearer, on 03 June 2012 - 12:08 AM, said:

View PostCaptainChorizo, on 02 June 2012 - 08:42 PM, said:

I have not seen a single episode of an NCIS/CSI type show which seem to be really popular for some reason.

Nor me, although my daughter is currently studying forensic science at uni, I suppose I really should take some kind of interest in it.

You could do so by committing some interesting crime. Murdering an actor in such a show should do nicely.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 04:59 PM

View PostMagere Hein, on 03 June 2012 - 12:57 PM, said:

View PostPaul Bearer, on 03 June 2012 - 12:08 AM, said:

View PostCaptainChorizo, on 02 June 2012 - 08:42 PM, said:

I have not seen a single episode of an NCIS/CSI type show which seem to be really popular for some reason.

Nor me, although my daughter is currently studying forensic science at uni, I suppose I really should take some kind of interest in it.

You could do so by committing some interesting crime. Murdering an actor in such a show should do nicely.

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He'd get no points for that, though, would he?
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 10:00 PM

Thinking of watching the lord of the rings trilogy and the harry potter movies not really my cup of tea though , can anyone tell me if they are worth watching?
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 10:22 PM

View Postthe_engineer, on 05 June 2012 - 10:00 PM, said:

Thinking of watching the lord of the rings trilogy and the harry potter movies not really my cup of tea though , can anyone tell me if they are worth watching?

If you like special effects, the 'Lord of the Rings' are the movies too watch. (My favourite one is the second movie in that trilogy)
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 10:57 PM

View PostDavey Jones' Locker, on 28 May 2011 - 09:40 PM, said:

View PostHandrejka, on Feb 23 2011, 05:33 AM, said:

Never seen Casablanca, The Great Escape, The Sound of Music or Mary Poppins. Of those the only one I'd be interested in is Casablanca.

I will let you in on a little secret... Despite what the Hollywood hype machine will tell you, Casablanca isn't all that good... It is just a hokey, heavy-handed WW2 propaganda film. I absolutely cringed when I saw the scene where the French patriots drown out the Germans with "Les Marseillaise" in the "singing battle." :rolleyes:


A similar film to The Great Escape was The Wooden Horse (same prison camp etc etc). Good old Peter Butterworth from the Carry On franchise was interred there during the war, and was one of the vaulters in the escape in real life.
He auditioned for the part of a vaulter in the film but was bumped ' cos he didn't look up to it :}
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:25 PM

The IMDB tells me there isn't much playing at the moment to some people. :hatsoff:

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:55 PM

View Postthe_engineer, on 05 June 2012 - 10:00 PM, said:

Thinking of watching the lord of the rings trilogy and the harry potter movies not really my cup of tea though , can anyone tell me if they are worth watching?

Difficult one!!

LOTR

If you have read the books then the films are OK to watch but a wasted opportunity.

If you haven't read the books then I would recommend reading the books but you might enjoy the films more if you haven't read the books!!

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 10:33 PM

I've never seen Silkwood, When Harry McNally Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle or You've Got Mail - is it worth becoming a Nora explorer?

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:24 PM

View Postharrymcnallysblueandwhitearmy, on 29 June 2012 - 10:33 PM, said:

I've never seen Silkwood, When Harry McNally Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle or You've Got Mail - is it worth becoming a Nora explorer?
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WHMS - enjoyable if undemanding - watch with Mrs. HMBWA for maximum enjoyment;
Sleepless, YGM - haven't watched all the way through - nuff said.
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 01:53 AM

View PostBibliogryphon, on 08 June 2012 - 12:55 PM, said:

View Postthe_engineer, on 05 June 2012 - 10:00 PM, said:

Thinking of watching the lord of the rings trilogy and the harry potter movies not really my cup of tea though , can anyone tell me if they are worth watching?

Difficult one!!

LOTR

If you have read the books then the films are OK to watch but a wasted opportunity.

If you haven't read the books then I would recommend reading the books but you might enjoy the films more if you haven't read the books!!

HARRY POTTER

Just don't bother!

Be watching LOTR Trilogy this weekend hopefully I enjoy it lots of people only have good things to say about them.
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