Laughably Shit Television.

shane

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#1
My first nomination: Collateral (BBC).

Genuinely baffled how you can put together a really good cast with a twice academy award nominated writer and end up with something so poorly delivered.

Several subplots didn't lead anywhere and the dialogue was abysmal.

Did anyone else watch it?
 
#2
My first nomination: Collateral (BBC).

Genuinely baffled how you can put together a really good cast with a twice academy award nominated writer and end up with something so poorly delivered.

Several subplots didn't lead anywhere and the dialogue was abysmal.

Did anyone else watch it?
Damn, is it really that shite?
Just yesterday I marked the series in Kodi and wanted to start at the weekend after seeing that John Simm is in it. I liked him as a partner of the "Guv'" Philip Glenister in Life on Mars and then Carey Mulligan (beautiful in the best Doctor Who episode "Blink") and even Billie "Horsey teeth" Piper. Anyway I'll still watch it at the weekend. (can't be worse than watching HSV getting hammered at Bayern Munich at the weekend. )
 
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mowgli

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Damn, is it really that shite?
Yep and like any BBC drama it pushes it's own politics down viewers throats Jon Simms character came out with this crap - "We really are becoming such a nasty little country" I turned over after that i'd had enough.
 

Cornish Piskie

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#5
Any of the dire rubbish served up by Sky Atlantic or on Sky One. Well, apart from the West Wing... that was fairly good.... but the rest is awful tripe. And actually, Dirk, watching Charlton getting humped at the weekend would be preferable to that.
 
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Any of the dire rubbish served up by Sky Atlantic or on Sky One. Well, apart from the West Wing... that was fairly good.... but the rest is awful tripe. And actually, Dirk, watching Charlton getting humped at the weekend would be preferable to that.
So The Wire, The Sopranos, Game Of Thrones, Gomorrah, The Leftovers, and Oz are tripe?? Ok
 

Cornish Piskie

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So The Wire, The Sopranos, Game Of Thrones, Gomorrah, The Leftovers, and Oz are tripe?? Ok

In my opinion......yes.

You probably wouldn't enjoy the same programmes that I do. That is your choice.

The subject is: "Laughably s**t television." I've commented according to the subject matter of the thread. Let's just agree to disagree, OK..?
 

Fompous Part

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#11
To me “laughably shit" implies a degree of incompetence or silliness that is rather endearing, if not key to the show’s appeal. Guilty pleasure. So bad it’s good. That sort of thing. If that were the criteria (which, judging from the original post, it’s not) my current pick would be Riverdale on Netflix.

If the criteria is just an arse awful show that should have been a lot better given the budget and talent involved, then I think Fortitude (a rare example of Sky trying to make an original drama instead of buying ready-made from Showtime or HBO) still takes the biscuit. God, that was terrible.
 
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Benji

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Noel Edmunds' Cheap Cheap Cheap is the worst thing ever to be committed to digital video including the most depraved porn, repulsive snuff films and Piers Morgan's interview show.
 

Jockney

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Any of the dire rubbish served up by Sky Atlantic or on Sky One. Well, apart from the West Wing... that was fairly good.... but the rest is awful tripe. And actually, Dirk, watching Charlton getting humped at the weekend would be preferable to that.
It's Martino and I claim my tenner.
 

shane

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#17
Billions.

Now I must admit: this is a guilty pleasure of mine. It makes me cringe and swear at the television but not only do I watch it, I actually look forward to it. However, I don’t really know why.

The storyline isn’t remotely believable. Now I’m capable of separating reality from fiction, but how would Giamtti’s wife still be working for Lewis considering all that has/is going on?

The characters are either remarkably one dimensional or the writers just have up trying to give them a personality. Axe’s wife was was only capable of saying “in our neighbourhood, no one fucked with us” for 1 and a half seasons and now they don’t even bother with that. Axe’s sidekick has addict/depression issues for a while but they seem to have completely gone along with every any other storyline featuring him. The girl who has seemingly taken over for Axe is basically Edward Furlong (in appearance) 20 years ago. That has nothing to do with anything but stick a set of curtains on her and tell me she isn’t John Connor in T2...?

Most of all, the dialogue is abysmal. The number of times there is an exchange similar to: “are you sure?” - “sure I’m fucking sure” should be to the writer’s embarrassment.

Looking forward to Thursday when it’s on again though.
 

SALTIRE

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Billions.

Now I must admit: this is a guilty pleasure of mine. It makes me cringe and swear at the television but not only do I watch it, I actually look forward to it. However, I don’t really know why.

The storyline isn’t remotely believable. Now I’m capable of separating reality from fiction, but how would Giamtti’s wife still be working for Lewis considering all that has/is going on?

The characters are either remarkably one dimensional or the writers just have up trying to give them a personality. Axe’s wife was was only capable of saying “in our neighbourhood, no one fucked with us” for 1 and a half seasons and now they don’t even bother with that. Axe’s sidekick has addict/depression issues for a while but they seem to have completely gone along with every any other storyline featuring him. The girl who has seemingly taken over for Axe is basically Edward Furlong (in appearance) 20 years ago. That has nothing to do with anything but stick a set of curtains on her and tell me she isn’t John Connor in T2...?

Most of all, the dialogue is abysmal. The number of times there is an exchange similar to: “are you sure?” - “sure I’m fucking sure” should be to the writer’s embarrassment.

Looking forward to Thursday when it’s on again though.
Saw the first series and thought it would be a mini-series with a conclusion. When that didn't happen I didn't see the second series, but a family member watched it and told me there was still no conclusion at the end of 2. If there is in this series, I may go back to it, as I like the leads and Giamatti's wife in her lingerie is amazing! If not, I can't see me ever going back to it.