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Old 03-08-2004, 08:09 PM   Senior Registered Member #1
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Yesterday, I was watching TV, and I got to a channel that I had never seen before. It was some type of international kids station.

The first show I saw was called "Atlantis High", and it was about a teenage boy. All of the accents sounded pretty Australian, so I guess this is where it's from. I watched the whole episode, and came out thinking that it was the weirdest show I had ever seen.


I was wrong...


The next show on the channel was called "The Tribe". It was about all sorts of kids who run the world. They use way too much hair gel and face makeup too. There was a villain, he was a 14 year-old guy who rode around in a floating wheelchair and had really spiky hair.

Has anyone else ever seen these shows?
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Old 03-08-2004, 08:13 PM   First Class Member Officer #2
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I used to watch The Tribe when I was young... he he he. Australian TV shows are so cool, I used to watch ''Round The Twist'' and it was great.

You've never seen good TV until you've seen English TV. The best in the world. I know I'm bias, but its true.
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Old 03-08-2004, 08:15 PM   Senior Registered Member #3
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I used to watch The Tribe when I was young... he he he. Australian TV shows are so cool, I used to watch ''Round The Twist'' and it was great.

You've never seen good TV until you've seen English TV. The best in the world. I know I'm bias, but its true.

All I've seen from England is "Keeping up Appearances". I can't make it through 5 minutes of that show.
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Old 03-08-2004, 08:18 PM   First Class Member Officer #4
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All I've seen from England is "Keeping up Appearances". I can't make it through 5 minutes of that show.
That show is like 30 years old. Hardly the best of British TV.
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Old 03-08-2004, 09:51 PM   Senior Registered Member #5
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As of late, the new show from England in the states has got to be the Graham Norton Effect on Comedy Central. It's a good show, in my opinion, but I wouldn't waste half an hour watching it. Is he still big in the UK?
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Old 03-08-2004, 09:58 PM   First Class Member Officer #6
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Lots of people used to watch Graham Norton, but I never really liked him. I saw his show about twice, but that was because there were people on it that I wanted to watch.
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Old 03-08-2004, 10:58 PM   Senior Registered Member #7
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Round the twist is a pretty funny kids show i guess :P, Best show from Britain would have to be Red Dwarf. That shit is fucking hilarious.
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Pfft.....You're all mad. Best British show is Da Ali G. Show. Heh...Oh man that guy is so annoying, but he's pretty funny. I'd say English tv is pretty good. Some of the comedies are great. But I'd have to say Simpsons, Futurama, and Family Guy own the television. Remember when Anime took over our children over here in the states? That was a pretty crazy time. How many pokemon cards did you have?
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I'm sorry but Keeping Up Appearances is classic, and anyone who doesn't find it funny is a cretinous offspring of in-breeding...wait...Dyce IS from Texas, isn't he? Nevermind then...

Edit: Most of our shows over here and foreign...since we import in bulk from the other side of the pond.

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Old 04-08-2004, 02:08 AM   Senior Registered Member #10
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I don't know of any british programs, but my cable has dozens of useless foreign channels. Enough for any cable subscriber to say "I can't believe I'm paying 50 bucks a-month for this shit". Granted, they're a lot of great channels, (so it's actually worth paying 50 bucks) but once you flip through channels 2-50, you'll find half of them useless.
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Old 04-08-2004, 02:09 AM   #11
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Pfft.....You're all mad. Best British show is Da Ali G. Show. Heh...Oh man that guy is so annoying, but he's pretty funny. I'd say English tv is pretty good. Some of the comedies are great. But I'd have to say Simpsons, Futurama, and Family Guy own the television. Remember when Anime took over our children over here in the states? That was a pretty crazy time. How many pokemon cards did you have?
Family Guy is fantastic. Too bad it ended.

I remember how Pokemon gave several children seizures because the flashing of Pikachu (or whatever that yellow rodent was called) was too intense. Now that's a quality children's show.
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Old 04-08-2004, 02:19 AM   Senior Registered Member #12
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Besides anime, The Office, Are You Being Served, and Flying Circus, the only foreign show i've seen is Monkey Magic, a bizarre live-action japanese show. To sum it up, the intro featured an egg rolling up a hill, being struck by lightning and a monkey jumping out.
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Family Guy's actually coming back to FOX in January. Be ready for it.

I saw an episode of the Office long ago. Funny show. That Gervais guy knows his stuff.
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Old 04-08-2004, 02:54 AM   Senior Registered Member #14
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As of late, the new show from England in the states has got to be the Graham Norton Effect on Comedy Central. It's a good show, in my opinion, but I wouldn't waste half an hour watching it. Is he still big in the UK?
Graham Norton does have a very funny show, but I can't bring myself to watch it because of the people he has as guests. So far, his biggest stars are Sandra Bernhart (the ugliest woman alive) and Marlon Wayans (a "White Chick" at heart). I saw clips from the British version and they were great. Maybe he can have Keira on soon and I will watch.

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But I'd have to say Simpsons, Futurama, and Family Guy own the television.
I too like those three shows, but I must add a little Mike Judge into the mix. Beavis and Butthead still cracks the hell out of me and King of the Hill is one of my favorite shows. I just like the subtle satire on the small Texas town of Arlen, which is really a town called "Marlin", located between Dallas and Houston.

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Remember when Anime took over our children over here in the states? That was a pretty crazy time.
On the anime front, my whole school went crazy for it in 7th grade. I loved watching Dragonball Z everyday after school. I would sprint home to catch it. They used little story elements that appealed to kids, like how there was a new super saiyan every episode and whatnot. I watched all that Toonami stuff on the Cartoon Network also.

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Way too many. I hope they regain some sort of value one day.


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I'm sorry but Keeping Up Appearances is classic, and anyone who doesn't find it funny is a cretinous offspring of in-breeding...
What is so funny about a woman making her husband prune rosebushes in a shirt and tie? Mrs. Doubtfire has to be based on Patricia Routledge's character in that show, they look identical.


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...wait...Dyce IS from Texas, isn't he? Nevermind then...
That's correct, I am from Texas. I believe you are really referring to the three states to the east...


Now, about British programming, I do have a couple of favorites. I used to watch the Sherlock Holmes and Horatio Hornblower (with KA's Ioan Gruffudd) series', and they became favorites of mine. I am though, quite familiar with Britain's Mr. Bean, which I loved to watch as a kid. I would stay up late on Sunday nights to see it in 4th grade. In fact, I have a Mr. Bean T-shirt around here somewhere...

In addition to the eminent Rowan Atkinson, I like the improvisational comedy show "Who's Line Is It Anyway?". Both the original and the American version strike my fancy. I especially enjoy the fact that the points really don't matter.

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...they're a lot of great channels, (so it's actually worth paying 50 bucks) but once you flip through channels 2-50, you'll find half of them useless.
I have digital cable with over 600 channels (even thought the numbers go to 999). As I mentioned at the beginning of the thread, I stumbled over an international kids network of sorts. There is always something to watch. I especially adore my NBATV, which gets me about 10 Pacers games a year. In addition to this, I have 14 Spanish channels, which are always good for practicing my grammar and watching soccer (football). I, myself, usually find channels 212-344 to be extraordinarily useless.
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What is so funny about a woman making her husband prune rosebushes in a shirt and tie? Mrs. Doubtfire has to be based on Patricia Routledge's character in that show, they look identical.
What's not?

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That's correct, I am from Texas. I believe you are really referring to the three states to the east...
Nice come back.

Oh and on topic...I love The Secret Life of us, which I believe is an Aussie show...always worried bout getting NZ mixed with Australia though so I'll call it antipodean.
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Old 04-08-2004, 12:04 PM   Senior Registered Member #16
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The Secret Life of Us got kicked off. Australian drama is stuffed. Blue Heelers, lowest rating in years, same with All Saints. Ten's has had to cancel at least 3, White Collar Blue, Secret Life and uhm... forgot. Nine's the only channel who has a high rating drama, McClouds (sp) Daughters. Stingers is being pushed closer and closer to midnight, Water Rats died. The only thing still saving most Aussie drama shows is criticism from the public and the Australian content requirements. Sad really seeing the decline. American tv shows fill most of our top-raters.
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Hell, most of TLC's line up are based on British shows. I run hot and cold with a lot of British comedies, mostly because there are references that I don't get. It's kind of like listening to Lenny Bruce CD's. He's very funny, but he makes a ton of popular culture references to people who've been dead for 40 or 50 years.
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Old 04-08-2004, 02:27 PM   First Class Member Officer #18
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I tell you some classic British comedy... Peter Kay. His stand up shows are just... can't put it into words. He is FANTASTIC! Anyone who isn't British wouldn't understand 90% of the things he is talking about... but the rest of us do. Pure class!
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Old 04-08-2004, 03:15 PM   Senior Registered Member #19
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Personally I'd call Eastenders British comedy because its so... unreal.. could somone from London tell me if this really is everyday life?
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No...Eastenders doesn't represent London, or even that PART of London very well at all.

And I'm sorry to hear about Secret Life of Us being pulled...we got old episodes so I suppose we'd not have noticed it yet.
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