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Offline BathTub

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Re: TV Quitters?
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2007, 02:24:35 PM »


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Re: TV Quitters?
« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2007, 02:44:32 PM »
I gave up on TV years ago.  Now if a show is worth seeing, I'll buy it on DVD.

I don't miss it, I have a lot more time for books, movies, exercise, dating...other things that involve living life rather than watching actors pretend to live one.

I do have a nice Tivo that's not getting used though....I DO regret paying $250 for it.  :-)


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Re: TV Quitters?
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Re: TV Quitters?
« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2007, 06:19:00 PM »
Yes

Wow, I've heard of everything now.

But you see it's essential that the TV license exists cause otherwise the Germans might win the war or something. For similar reasons the pubs all used to shut at 11pm.

Despite the license fee the BBC still sells a ton of merchandise, not sure how that works really.


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Re: TV Quitters?
« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2007, 06:53:54 PM »
Hey, is that why my TV didn't work at the Kensington Edwardian in London? Bloody hell, I should have done my homework- I needed a license!


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Re: TV Quitters?
« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2007, 07:02:17 PM »
There are a few TV shows I keep up with:

The Office
My Name is Earl
Veronica Mars
Venture Brothers
Monk

But all of the TV shows I keep up with I only watch on DVD.  I just find it more enjoyable since I no longer have to deal with commercials and I no longer have to wait a week in between episodes.

For some reason whenever I'm flipping the channels on the TV and I come accross Cops (which seems to air 24/7) I get sucked in and have to watch.  Just something about watching white trash get arrested fills my heart with glee.


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Re: TV Quitters?
« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2007, 07:24:32 PM »
yup gave it up two years ago, and never looked back.  i have to wait to see new episodes of house but other than that i couldnt care less. 

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But you see it's essential that the TV license exists cause otherwise the Germans might win the war or something.

from the same country that has a door knob tax. you crazy limeys. 


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Re: TV Quitters?
« Reply #37 on: June 20, 2007, 11:51:10 PM »
TV license?  ???

Yep, the BBC use a third-party bunch of racketeers to extort money from the unsuspecting public. They then use this money to fund programming which they broadcast only when they feel like it; should the public, who funded said programming, care to see any of these programs at any other point they can only do so after buying the DVDs - which the BBC may or may not choose to sell - at further cost.

They claim it allows them to remain independent and offer a variety of programming; I call it extortion (threatening behaviour in order to demand money for a service which is neither wanted nor required - what would you call it?).


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Re: TV Quitters?
« Reply #38 on: June 21, 2007, 10:16:48 AM »
Hey, is that why my TV didn't work at the Kensington Edwardian in London? Bloody hell, I should have done my homework- I needed a license!

Oooh nice hotel.


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Re: TV Quitters?
« Reply #39 on: June 21, 2007, 10:22:02 AM »
Are we thinking of different Kensington Edwardiands? Cause mine had cracked walls, windows, and showers, as well as uncomfortable beds and questionable linens.
I wasn't happy, frankly.


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Re: TV Quitters?
« Reply #40 on: June 21, 2007, 10:27:55 AM »
oh I'm sorry, forgot to add emphasis and emoticons:

Ooh nice hotel  ;)

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Re: TV Quitters?
« Reply #41 on: June 21, 2007, 10:31:22 AM »
Ah. Thinking back, though, I really should have saught out some English TV while I was over there just to see what it was like.


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Re: TV Quitters?
« Reply #42 on: June 21, 2007, 10:34:21 AM »
How long ago are we talking?

The problem with British TV is like the problem with those "Hits of the 60s" (or fill in your favorite decade) cds: People are familiar with the best stuff but if you view it en mass you see it's mostly dreary crap.


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Re: TV Quitters?
« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2007, 10:37:32 AM »
This was a year or two back.
So for the most part, the Brittish import TV we get for Public Television over here is representitive of English Programming?


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Re: TV Quitters?
« Reply #44 on: June 21, 2007, 10:51:57 AM »
This was a year or two back.
So for the most part, the Brittish import TV we get for Public Television over here is representitive of English Programming?

Nope try the dreck that fills up most of the schedules of BBCAmerica. Actually if you want a good idea about some of the crap have a read of these review columns by Charlie Brooker