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Title: Annoying things on TV
Post by: ZombieCake on September 14, 2021, 11:08:35 pm
Anyone else annoyed by the music used on the 'can't be arsed to cook properly' Gousto TV advert?  I'm assuming it's all about microwaving stuff as the tune used is Enola Gay by OMD, which was about a plane of the same name that really annoyed a lot of people in Hiroshima.
Title: Re: Annoying things on TV
Post by: owd git on September 15, 2021, 07:51:14 am
And that's the only thing on telly that annoys you????????
Title: Re: Annoying things on TV
Post by: grahams on September 15, 2021, 09:05:33 am
I cancelled my TV licence 7 years ago and disconnected my TV from my satellite dish so nothing much annoys me. That has saved me enough money for a cheap holiday and I have the satisfaction of knowing that I'm not contributing to BBC/C4 nonsense. All sweetness and light in this household.
Title: Re: Annoying things on TV
Post by: sinker on September 15, 2021, 09:16:49 am
Anyone else annoyed by the music used on the 'can't be arsed to cook properly' Gousto TV advert?  I'm assuming it's all about microwaving stuff as the tune used is Enola Gay by OMD, which was about a plane of the same name that really annoyed a lot of people in Hiroshima.

Load of old wazz. And, people being like sheep, fall for the hype. And don't get me started on the DJ who thinks she is an accomplished musician just because she can tap a few buttons in the correct order  :lol:

Title: Re: Annoying things on TV
Post by: crickleymal on September 16, 2021, 01:51:46 am
The thing that annoys me is when they can't get the accompanying images right. I was watching a programme about American railways and they showed an image of a GWR pannier tank.
Title: Re: Annoying things on TV
Post by: tony from suffolk on September 16, 2021, 08:03:19 am
Bargain Hunt. Bloody thing always seems to be on when I settle down for my lunch. People buying absolute tat, then selling it at auction, usually for a loss; Irritating presenters. Having spent time in the USA, I have a huge aversion to adverts and only watch commercial TV programs I've recorded so I can wizz through the blessed things.
Title: Re: Annoying things on TV
Post by: Paul Marvin on September 16, 2021, 08:10:23 am
Lets go about the Sh*T like love island and strictly FFS. best of all we then have the same sh&T from other countries as well, are people really that uneducated as to be entertained by such garbage ?  :'( :confused:
Title: Re: Annoying things on TV
Post by: 2xw on September 16, 2021, 08:38:13 am
Lets go about the Sh*T like love island and strictly FFS. best of all we then have the same sh&T from other countries as well, are people really that uneducated as to be entertained by such garbage ?  :'( :confused:

Hehe I'm a scientist and I watch stuff like love island and Gogglebox etc. I get paid to think I'm not going to do it in my spare time ;)
Title: Re: Annoying things on TV
Post by: Fulk on September 16, 2021, 08:52:49 am
I dislike the way that science programmes (in particular) drag things out, beating about the bush in order to fill their allocated 60 minutes when they could have got to the grist of the matter in 20 or 30 minutes. Also thumbs up to Tony fS re ads.
Title: Re: Annoying things on TV
Post by: Laurie on September 16, 2021, 10:50:29 am
I dislike the way that science programmes (in particular) drag things out, beating about the bush in order to fill their allocated 60 minutes when they could have got to the grist of the matter in 20 or 30 minutes. Also thumbs up to Tony fS re ads.
Last night's Kilogram programme (BBC 4) was good.
Title: Re: Annoying things on TV
Post by: rhychydwr1 on September 16, 2021, 11:03:51 am
I dislike the way that science programmes (in particular) drag things out, beating about the bush in order to fill their allocated 60 minutes when they could have got to the grist of the matter in 20 or 30 minutes. Also thumbs up to Tony fS re ads.

It is the same with crime programs which last for 3 or more episodes.  If they cut out the padding they could be reduced to just one episode.

Crimewatch live is another example this morning.  Five minutes on fitness exercise for coppers.  Show us more criminals.  There might be one in my street.
Title: Re: Annoying things on TV
Post by: Paul Marvin on September 16, 2021, 11:55:26 am
Lets go about the Sh*T like love island and strictly FFS. best of all we then have the same sh&T from other countries as well, are people really that uneducated as to be entertained by such garbage ?  :'( :confused:

Hehe I'm a scientist and I watch stuff like love island and Gogglebox etc. I get paid to think I'm not going to do it in my spare time ;)
   

 :o


Title: Re: Annoying things on TV
Post by: Mark on September 16, 2021, 03:24:19 pm
One day years ago, our telly stopped working (something to do with going digital) never bothered with one since.

Last weekend Wendy and I stayed in a nice little holiday cottage in the lakes, in the middle of nowhere, with no phone signal and no internet, it did however have a huge wall mounted tv, which we were intrigued by.

Turning it on and flicking through maybe 150 channels, it made me realise we probably did the right thing

The TV Licensing people keep sending us warning letters, asking us to tell them, we don't need a TV licence, but why should we have to tell them (it also says they might come round and check anyway)

F**k em

Title: Re: Annoying things on TV
Post by: sinker on September 16, 2021, 04:10:02 pm

Turning it on and flicking through maybe 150 channels, it made me realise we probably did the right thing


You did, by and large, do the right thing.  :)
There is some EXCELLENT content out there, especially for geeks like me, but it nothing that you can't get / find out / learn elsewhere and it is far, far outweighed by the tidal waves of dross that go with it.
Some of this dross is just awful, some of it is actually dangerous; witness the several cases of 'celebrities' having nervous breakdowns or taking their lives after being booted off some reality show.

Title: Re: Annoying things on TV
Post by: AR on September 16, 2021, 04:39:51 pm

The TV Licensing people keep sending us warning letters, asking us to tell them, we don't need a TV licence, but why should we have to tell them (it also says they might come round and check anyway)

F**k em

Yes, it's down to them to prove you've got a TV and no licence if they want to take you to court! Going back a long way, I remember a guitar shop I used to frequent in Bradford had no end of trouble with them over a dedicated video player they had - there was no receiving equipment in it, just a screen directly wired to the video player, but would the licensing lot accept that?
No, they kept threatening the shop owner with prosecution even after he took the back off it in front of one of their minions and asked them to point out where the receiver was - the owner ended up saying, "right, take me to court and I'll get a TV repairer to testify that this device is incapable of receiving broadcast signals, then I'll be hitting you for costs". They never did take him to court but still kept sending nasty letters...
Then of course there were the alleged detection vans - completely fake, just a vehicle with a dummy aerial on top that they'd drive around an area then knock on the doors of all the houses that didn't have a licence.
Title: Re: Annoying things on TV
Post by: Paul Marvin on September 16, 2021, 04:47:19 pm
Must say I used to really struggle to find something to entertain me but I bough  Amazon Fire Stick and can choose from lots of stuff that floats my boat . Good thing we take the stick away with us and still got our preferred channels   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Annoying things on TV
Post by: MarkS on September 16, 2021, 05:05:42 pm
The TV license chat reminds me of an amusing episode when a TV licensing chap turned up to our rented flat, which came with a TV that we never used. The conversation went along the lines of:

"No, we didn't have a TV license because we don't watch TV."
"It's a bit suspicious that you have a TV in the living room."
"It's not ours. It was there when we moved in."
"It's a bit suspicious that you have a TV in the living room."
"We don't watch TV. We didn't put the TV there"
etc.

Eventually he left and we heard nothing more.
Title: Re: Annoying things on TV
Post by: Paul Marvin on September 16, 2021, 05:10:32 pm
we had a b&W license until recent, my brother is in the TV business and he said as long as one is registered you wont get bothered , we never did but my wife got the jitters after about 25 years   :lol:
Title: Re: Annoying things on TV
Post by: PeteHall on September 16, 2021, 08:16:12 pm
we had a b&W license until recent, my brother is in the TV business and he said as long as one is registered you wont get bothered , we never did but my wife got the jitters after about 25 years   :lol:

I've got no TV licence and never have, because I don't have a TV (or watch TV on any other devices) and never have. Other than a reminder to fill out a form on the Internet every couple of years, I've never been "bothered" by them.

Prior to emails, they did send fairly aggressive looking letters, nobody ever turned up at the house. Mind you, if they had, I'd have told them to come back with a police warrant before trying to enter.
Title: Re: Annoying things on TV
Post by: andrewmc on September 16, 2021, 09:33:03 pm
Prior to emails, they did send fairly aggressive looking letters, nobody ever turned up at the house. Mind you, if they had, I'd have told them to come back with a police warrant before trying to enter.

They wouldn't bother; the vast majority of their convictions rely on offenders self-incriminating themselves in writing during a visit, I believe. They will always go for the low-hanging fruit; no point wasting time on someone who knows they don't _have_ to let them in, don't _have_ to talk to them, don't _have_ to prove anything...

Interesting statistic: more than 10 times more women than men are convicted of failing to have a TV licence, mostly because they are more likely to open the door...
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/tv-licence-fee-women-convictions-b1763192.html
Title: Re: Annoying things on TV
Post by: ZombieCake on September 18, 2021, 12:40:00 am
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Lets go about the Sh*T like love island and strictly FFS.

The stuff 'strictly' is promoting doesn't even come close to what was being done in the 1930s and 1940s. I guess grinning and glitter, and of course adverts, is more important now.
For example, here's a bit of Cab Calloway singing, followed by the Nicholas Brothers dancing from about 1m34s in back in the1940s.   Pretty amazing talent, especially the later moves in the clip.  Compare and contrast...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoMbeDhG9fU
Title: Re: Annoying things on TV
Post by: RobinGriffiths on September 18, 2021, 10:11:27 am
Yep. If I tried some of that, I'd never get up again.
Title: Re: Annoying things on TV
Post by: The Old Ruminator on September 19, 2021, 11:27:40 am
%90 of it but dont miss North Water.
Title: Re: Annoying things on TV
Post by: mikem on September 19, 2021, 07:59:59 pm
You obviously don't try the other channels - 99.99% of it is dross, but there's still some stuff that's worthwhile
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