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Offline Taufiq2u

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The American/British TV exchange thread
« on: January 06, 2008, 12:01:25 AM »
Alright, inspired by a similiar thread from another forum, i'd like to make one here.

This thread is where you can exchange a TV show from Britain, with another TV show America and vice versa. Eventhough Britain's TV is still unknown despite showings on CBS, BBC America, Sc-Fi and Bravo, there's still some US programs that are not available to the eye of the British & the rest of the world. Which is why it's good if we could exchange programs from both atlantic borders so that we could get exposed to more cult offerings from US & UK.

Here are the rules of this exchange:

1.Pick a genre
2.Find a TV show from the UK or US that fits the genre
3.Post any video clips or full episodes of the show here
4.And request for a US or UK show with a similiar genre/theme.
5.Once finished, find a new genre from the next poster
6.You can't exchange programs with the same program from the same country

Alright, without further ado, let me start:

Genre: Sketch Show/Horror

Title: Jam

Synopsis: Sketches of surreal and creepy situations in the style of David Lynch and David Cronenberg

Clips:
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Any US shows with the same style perhaps?


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Re: The American/British TV exchange thread
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2008, 10:01:35 AM »
To my knowledge, the only sketch shows in the US are comedy troops. I've never seen or heard of a horror / chiller / thriller sketch show over on our side of the pond.
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Re: The American/British TV exchange thread
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2008, 06:23:23 PM »
Jam is so completely out there I don't think there's anything like it in the US.

Now if you'd picked Brass Eye there are a bunch of American semi-equivalents.
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Re: The American/British TV exchange thread
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2008, 10:13:24 AM »
I'm positive I have seen something that could be described in the same way, but I don't remember if it's something Canadian or something from MTV in the 90's.


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Re: The American/British TV exchange thread
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2008, 11:57:48 AM »
What's it called?


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Re: The American/British TV exchange thread
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2008, 03:20:37 PM »
Don't know, but it's so far at the edge of my minds eye, that I doubt I'll remember.  The closest thing I CAN think of are the more out there sketches from Liquid Television.  I know there was some weird stuff on the Comedy Channel (the Canadian one) in it's first few years.


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Re: The American/British TV exchange thread
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2008, 08:43:42 PM »
If people are interested in English TV, they should check out the BBC website, where they've put up an iPlayer which you can watch the last weeks programming from.  I recommend QI and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.


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Re: The American/British TV exchange thread
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2008, 08:55:00 PM »
A show thats Nearly Impossible to find here in the states is Spitting Image: 'The Ronnie and Nancy Show' from the 1980's!
I Loved it! There were several seasons if I remember correctly, and you can't find it anywhere (except Ebay for at least 10 British Pounds a disc - basically $20 per dvd Not including shipping & handling across the pond.. :grr:)
Anybody around the UK got a connection for this show as a dvd set??
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Re: The American/British TV exchange thread
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2008, 03:56:13 AM »
A show thats Nearly Impossible to find here in the states is Spitting Image: 'The Ronnie and Nancy Show' from the 1980's!
I Loved it! There were several seasons if I remember correctly, and you can't find it anywhere (except Ebay for at least 10 British Pounds a disc - basically $20 per dvd Not including shipping & handling across the pond.. :grr:)
Anybody around the UK got a connection for this show as a dvd set??

I think that's a compilation vid of the Reagan skits, spitting image went of for ever, they even had a hit record:

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