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General Chat Thread, TV I'm currently enjoying.... in General; If I was staying put I would consider blackout curtains at this point, all joking aside betwen 4-6pm now the ...
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    If I was staying put I would consider blackout curtains at this point, all joking aside betwen 4-6pm now the sun shines right into the flat at eye-level when on the sofa, really annoying

    When I move to my new house I've already worked out where to put the TV&Xbox360 so that windows/glare won't be a problem

    I'd LOVE a room without windows, all that bright stuff outside is overrated anyway.

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    Here's the TV shows I watch. Think nearly all of the series have finished apart from 1 or 2 so my TV viewing is going to be dull until the end of the year (note I *ahem* watch the episodes when they 1st get released in America not 6 months later when they are released here).

    Suits
    House
    The Walking Dead
    Family Guy
    American Dad
    South Park
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    on the plus side of waiting for uk airing at least you dont get numerous breaks in series for no obvious reason big bang theory and how i met your mother seem to be on one week then off for a few then back again i just dont get it

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    on the plus side of waiting for uk airing at least you dont get numerous breaks in series for no obvious reason big bang theory and how i met your mother seem to be on one week then off for a few then back again i just dont get it
    Yeah that seems to happen with a lot (all?) US shows - I.E House is on a "mid-season break" at the moment.

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    I look forward to those evenings when my OH is at work, and apart from a quick catch up of Sky Sports News, the tv doesn't go on ... peace and quiet, I can actually hear the birds singing ... bliss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    on the plus side of waiting for uk airing at least you dont get numerous breaks in series for no obvious reason big bang theory and how i met your mother seem to be on one week then off for a few then back again i just dont get it
    You get breaks in American TV schedules because the broadcasters want to save the new episodes for their "sweeps" weeks. If there is a particular episode that they know will get them lots of viewers (a celebrity cameo, such as LeVar Burton and Brent Spiner being in recent TBBT episodes) then they will wait until the opportune time to broadcast that episode.

    It sucks, because it makes it harder to ensure you catch all of the episodes and in the right order, but it's just what they do to get ratings and therefore money so they can make more episodes.

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    I used to come in after a night out and watch Sky Sports News for hours, even knowing it loops every hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete10141748 View Post
    You get breaks in American TV schedules because the broadcasters want to save the new episodes for their "sweeps" weeks. If there is a particular episode that they know will get them lots of viewers (a celebrity cameo, such as LeVar Burton and Brent Spiner being in recent TBBT episodes) then they will wait until the opportune time to broadcast that episode.

    It sucks, because it makes it harder to ensure you catch all of the episodes and in the right order, but it's just what they do to get ratings and therefore money so they can make more episodes.
    sureley they would lose more viewers by faffing round with the schedule all the time or just make people use their pvr's so they dont watch the adds making it self defeating

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    Quote Originally Posted by captaincharisma View Post
    I used to come in after a night out and watch Sky Sports News for hours, even knowing it loops every hour.
    Yep. Me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    sureley they would lose more viewers by faffing round with the schedule all the time or just make people use their pvr's so they dont watch the adds making it self defeating
    Depends what you're used to I suppose, in the UK we are very used to / reliant on our weekly scheduled TV that never changes, over in the US they have always had more erratic shedules so that's just what they are 'used to'.

    They also go MAD and have adverts all over the place when a new episode is due to be on, so I'm guessing most people wouldn't expect a new episode to be on unless the see it advertised.

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    Past:
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    Hustle
    Spooks
    Sabrina the teenage witch

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    One I left out from NZ, its suprisingly passable and reasonably funny:

    The Almighty Johnsons
    NSFW
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5mVxPrnaPc
    Last edited by SYNACK; 28th March 2012 at 10:45 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    The Almighty Johnsons
    It's showing over here on SyFy - quite surprising, given that they used to be quite scissor-happy. Maybe they had a change of tact, as they also have "Lost Girl".
    Last edited by LeMarchand; 28th March 2012 at 10:58 AM. Reason: typo

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