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Popular entertainment you liked (or didn't)?

Postby Tom_Radigan » Thu May 06, 2010 12:24 am

I thought I should start a separate thread for popular entertainment that isn't necessarily considered high art, such as The Three Stooges. Popular books, TV shows, movies, etc.

I remember my freshman college roommate (who I mentioned in the other thread) being excited to go see the movie Porky's. He came back from it madder than a wet hen, as he found the movie so stupid.

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Re: Popular entertainment you liked (or didn't)?

Postby Cactus Jack » Thu May 06, 2010 3:42 am

The Three Stooges is the shit. I was sick on New Year's Eve so I spent the entire night watching the AMC marathon and I lived every nauseous second of it.

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Postby Trance » Thu May 06, 2010 4:35 am

Same with the Marx Bros. movies. Definitely recommended viewing.

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Re: Popular entertainment you liked (or didn't)?

Postby Muninn » Fri May 07, 2010 6:23 am

I never got into Lost. I always heard stories about how addicting it could get so I started watching but it never had an appeal to me.

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Re: Popular entertainment you liked (or didn't)?

Postby Doc Sigma » Fri May 07, 2010 3:04 pm

I never got into Lost. I always heard stories about how addicting it could get so I started watching but it never had an appeal to me.
You lucky bastard. I don't even care for Lost all that much, but I am freaking addicted. Why not just stop watching? Because I AM WEAK.

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Postby Ibun » Fri May 07, 2010 5:43 pm

I am quite happy to say that the only part of Lost I've seen is in the commercials advertising it.
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Postby osprey » Fri May 07, 2010 7:41 pm

I am quite happy to say that the only part of Lost I've seen is in the commercials advertising it.
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Re: Popular entertainment you liked (or didn't)?

Postby Tom_Radigan » Sat May 08, 2010 12:16 am

I've seen bits and pieces of LOST on television, but not enough to hook me.

Anyone besides me watched the miniseries Shogun? It tried, but it just couldn't do justice to James Clavell's novel, which got into peoples' thoughts.

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Re: Popular entertainment you liked (or didn't)?

Postby Rooster » Sat May 08, 2010 2:09 pm

I'm hooked on Lost.

The show I don't get the point of is Caprica....It's so sodding boring.

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Re: Popular entertainment you liked (or didn't)?

Postby Muninn » Mon May 10, 2010 9:24 am

I guess this isn't "popular" but I really like Bargain Hunt, especially Tim Wonnacott and his presenting style, which I imagine is what his personality is like. Anyway, from how I've seen them act on the programme and Antiques Roadshow, all antiques experts seem a little zany.

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Re: Popular entertainment you liked (or didn't)?

Postby Tom_Radigan » Mon May 10, 2010 9:55 pm

Probably the most overrated TV sitcom is Fawlty Towers, and I suspect its popularity is only because John Cleese was in it. He can be very funny, but in this show he basically overacted and screamed like a banshee, and I thought the show silly rather than clever.

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Re: Popular entertainment you liked (or didn't)?

Postby nickspoon » Mon May 10, 2010 10:05 pm

Probably the most overrated TV sitcom is Fawlty Towers, and I suspect its popularity is only because John Cleese was in it. He can be very funny, but in this show he basically overacted and screamed like a banshee, and I thought the show silly rather than clever.
Fawlty Towers is an excellent sitcom, in my opinion. John Cleese does overact occasionally but not to any detrimental effect, and some episodes probably qualify as among the greatest in British comedy.
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Re: Popular entertainment you liked (or didn't)?

Postby Bocaj Claw » Tue May 11, 2010 12:04 am

Opinions may vary because I found it hilarious.
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Re: Popular entertainment you liked (or didn't)?

Postby Doc Sigma » Tue May 11, 2010 12:59 pm

You want to know what really sucked? "Payne", the thankfully short-lived AMERICAN REMAKE of "Fawlty Towers" starring John Laroquette. I swear I am not making this up. It was... painful.

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Re: Popular entertainment you liked (or didn't)?

Postby Ibun » Tue May 11, 2010 2:50 pm

I am a big fan of NCIS, also.
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