worst five things on telly

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Re: worst five things on telly

Post: #200447 Susie
Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:15 am

I just find that advert so odd in that John Lewis-approved Nice Middle Class Woman is accompanied by these lyrics. I suppose it might be ironic subversion. :dontknow:
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Re: worst five things on telly

Post: #200464 Sinmara
Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:25 pm

Snooker - my boyfriend loves it and watches it every time there's a tournament on. It's like watching paint dry :banghead:
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Post: #200473 Cloud
Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:23 pm

Anyone mentioned The Football yet?
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Re: worst five things on telly

Post: #200511 Merry
Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:23 am

There`s football?
Seriously though, I think there`s summat wrong with our telly. Whenever I switch it on for a match the sound goes all sort of tooth-drilling buzzy and I have to switch it off. :? :dontknow:
It only happens when there`s a football game on so perhaps it`s a sort of aversion therapy thingy - works for me! :icon_smile:
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Re: worst five things on telly

Post: #210710 kompost krazy
Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:46 pm

kompost krazy wrote:
Millymollymandy wrote:Is that the new John Lewis one, I thought it was a Billy Joel song? Anyway it nearly sent me to sleep!

Yes, it is a Joel song, but I believe that the advert uses a new recording of it by the Guillemots.
Obviously the advert doesn't have the same effect on everyone!
I also rather like the new Vodaphone one, with the post-row couple sending each other insulting photos, then making up the same way, and meeting and hugging. OK, so I'm a sentimental old berk.

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Re: worst five things on telly

Post: #210714 JessieMac
Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:31 pm

I got rid of the telly about twenty years ago and what I saw on a recent trip to my daughters has only confirmed that for us this was the right thing to do ...............also the amount of channels and programs she has to pick from were just too much trouble to think about so it's back to the books for me I'm just too lazy. :flower:

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Re: worst five things on telly

Post: #211727 kompost krazy
Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:00 am

JessieMac wrote:I got rid of the telly about twenty years ago and what I saw on a recent trip to my daughters has only confirmed that for us this was the right thing to do ...............also the amount of channels and programs she has to pick from were just too much trouble to think about so it's back to the books for me I'm just too lazy. :flower:

I must admit that when I've been tellyless for periods in the past, I haven't missed it as much as I'd expected. There are some good things on, but I suppose if you're online at home (I'm not - this is a Library computer) you can watch most things online.

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Post: #211733 bonniethomas06
Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:48 am

JessieMac wrote:I got rid of the telly about twenty years ago and what I saw on a recent trip to my daughters has only confirmed that for us this was the right thing to do ...............also the amount of channels and programs she has to pick from were just too much trouble to think about so it's back to the books for me I'm just too lazy. :flower:


Lucky you JessieMac. Funnily enough, this is something that I and the OH are battling against at the moment. Last night, for the first time since we moved in together last year, we spent a night without the telly on. It was bliss - just a lamp and the flickering of the logburner flames. I started writing a poem for a competition in my favorite mag. He got stuff done on his laptop.

Thing is, I stare at a screen all day, come home, cook tea, flop infront of a screen and then go to bed. I am only just starting to appreciate how much this prevents you from doing anything creative. I am sick of feeling like I have no time in the day, and looking back at the week and realising that I have achived nothing at all.

And it seems like it is the default position in ours and so many other households, that the T.V should be on - so much so that I get incredulousity from OH when I go to turn it off. Why should it be on night after night? I am sick of having information blared at me for 16 hours a day. So from now on, I am imposing a three-nights a week telly ban. Will be interesting to see what happens.
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Re: worst five things on telly

Post: #211797 chilitony
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:04 pm

well theres not much on at all and ive just had to get tv licence and i really hated paying £145.50 for all the rubbish :scratch:
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Re: worst five things on telly

Post: #211811 Millymollymandy
Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:24 am

Whereas I feel there is too much that I like on at the moment (it's always like this in the autumn :roll: ) and not enough hours of evening to watch it all in as by the time I've finished cooking dinner and sit down to collapse for the evening it's already about 8pm and I usually fall asleep by 10pm :iconbiggrin: ...... and The Pillars of the Earth is starting tomorrow and then Desperates back again on Sunday. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: worst five things on telly

Post: #211813 123sologne
Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:53 am

chilitony wrote:well theres not much on at all and ive just had to get tv licence and i really hated paying £145.50 for all the rubbish :scratch:


I am getting in that position each time I have to pay the TV licence. There are still a few bits I like to watch on TV, but the number is constantly going down. Have you also noticed that since we have better and better technology to record things, there are more and more repeats often enough during the same week that the program was 1st shown!?

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Re: worst five things on telly

Post: #211817 bonniethomas06
Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:32 am

123sologne wrote:
I am getting in that position each time I have to pay the TV licence. There are still a few bits I like to watch on TV, but the number is constantly going down. Have you also noticed that since we have better and better technology to record things, there are more and more repeats often enough during the same week that the program was 1st shown!?


Hey don't knock repeats. ITV3 are showing the entire lot of Monarch of the Glen. I am overjoyed!!

Oh lovely Archie...beautiful scenery...non-challenging storylines...

It may be the only thing I watch all winter!
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Re: worst five things on telly

Post: #211822 Susie
Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:52 am

I watched The Apprentice last night and now I've lost all faith in humanity.
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Re: worst five things on telly

Post: #211837 Milims
Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:17 am

My daughter insists on watching things like "My Super Sweet Sixteen" It makes me want to run around with my hands over my ears screaming! The people on in are such brats I'd never get tired of slapping them! And don't get me started on Holly Oaks!!! Why do people actually want to watch programs about awful people???
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Re: worst five things on telly

Post: #211851 Susie
Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:11 pm

Milims wrote:My daughter insists on watching things like "My Super Sweet Sixteen"


I've seen that as well. It's a wonder I've got any faith in humanity left.
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