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Discussion: Rubbish TV

in: tinytoes; tinytoes > 2020-04-18

Apr 18, 2020 11:21 AM # 
I guess it's better than rubbish food (which I am having trouble avoiding). Have you been watching Tiger King? Seems to be the second most common conversation topic these days (after CV)!
Apr 18, 2020 11:25 AM # 
I first saw mention of this show a few days ago on an unrelated youtube channel and since then I've been hearing about it everywhere. No chance of actually watching it though since I don't have Netflix, nor would I want to even if I could.
Apr 18, 2020 10:48 PM # 
JennyCas - l thought you'd be watching The Pharmacist. Me - l'm a James Bond addict and have been watching them on free TV every night for almost a month.
Apr 19, 2020 1:58 AM # 
I watched many of the James Bond movies also, except I managed to miss most of the Sean Connery and both Timothy Dalton ones.
Apr 19, 2020 8:21 AM # 
Sorry I haven't heard of Tiger King and likewise don't have netflix. I've got enough trouble fitting in free to air programs, in addition to watching the DVDs people have provided me with over past few Christmases as they thought I'd want to watch while R was confined to home. (No chance of that - I was flat chat keeping house, garden, and maintenance somewhat under control- but I'm starting to catch all that up).
I embrace the semi-binge concept of all the Bond or all the Harry Potter or all the JRR Tolkein etc but I find I start with lots of enthusiasm but just don't see out the end. confession though this is not rubbish tv - I really enjoy Australian Survivor and the 3 or 4 days per week is excellent and very seductive.
BUT I have enjoyed the fleeting Van der Valk series - oh how Amsterdam has changed since we were there.
Apr 19, 2020 8:56 AM # 
I'd be surprised if anyone could see out the end of The Hobbit movies. Same with the last Harry Potter movie(s). Both suffer the same issue from turning one book into two or more movies - snorefest.
Apr 19, 2020 12:00 PM # 
We don't have any form of pay TV and I watch very little free-to-air; the Spicks & Specks reunion special was on tonight so I made an exception :)
(neither of us has really noticed the absence of sport on TV)

As for Tiger King, from everything I've heard from those who have binge-watched the documentary series, it falls into the category of "you can't make this stuff up"!
Apr 19, 2020 12:04 PM # 
There doesn't seem to be any absence of sports programs discussing the lack of sport.
Apr 20, 2020 7:31 AM # 
I once went to a Lord of the Rings movie marathon with my friends. We brought pillows, blankets and wore our PJs. The whole marathon ended with us teens heckling the screen because the last movie took sooooooooo long to finish.
Apr 20, 2020 7:44 AM # 
LOTR is fine (I also did a director's cut marathon once, took something like 12hrs and we didn't start until the afternoon); it's The Hobbit that's boring as BS.
Apr 21, 2020 4:38 AM # 
This is definitely NOT rubbish tv - did a 6 hour stretch of The Sopranos with junior when we were working remotely, but staying at our holiday home at Port Stephens. Big bonding activity!

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