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#12340 - 10/08/08 12:12 AM Re: What do you watch? [Re: DistroyA]
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It's called satellite. I have a million channels from all over the world. 90% of which I never look at, yet am forced to pay for and have clutter up my viewing choices. I have maybe 10 channels devoted to religous programming. 20 devoted to foreign country progamming. It's insane and annoying.
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#12345 - 10/08/08 12:54 AM Re: What do you watch? [Re: fakepropht]
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Thing is, I didn't know if there was a region lockout or something. Seeing as I live in the UK and have never ventured out to the states, I wouldn't really know.

No need to be patronising about it. I was just curious is all.
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#12349 - 10/08/08 01:23 AM Re: What do you watch? [Re: DistroyA]
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Didn't mean to come off as patronizing. I just tried to point out that these days one is able to get several channels whether they want them or not. So if you have an interetst in Singapore's politics, there's a channel for that. If you want to watch hot chix sprawling on hot rods, there's a channel for that. If I want to tune into local news from Los Angeles or London, I can. However, to have this access, whether I want it or not, I have to pay a premium. If I want every movie channel they may add every Singapore channel to the package. So I get an additional 30 channels. 26 of which I will never look at.
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#12351 - 10/08/08 03:59 AM Re: What do you watch? [Re: fakepropht]
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It's the same here. Although I have cable, half of it I never watch but pay at the same time. Do I want something else, I need to take a package deal.

Still what bothers me most is that on too many channels, I can't watch for longer than 20 minutes before I am interupted by a commercial break, followed by a presentation of the next program, some programs for the following day and the great stuff that's gonna be on during the weekend before I can watch the next part. Like that series last as long as movies.

I prefer no interruptions, I'm a grown man, I can hold it up thank you. And even if, nowadays I can take a piss, a shit, shave and have a shower too during those breaks.

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#12356 - 10/08/08 07:25 AM Re: What do you watch? [Re: DistroyA]
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If you subscribe to cable here, there's a BBC America channel that runs the most popular shows from the UK

Also, one of our local network channels carries the "Hell's Kitchen" show in case no one has premium cable. "Kitchen Nightmares" is only on BBC.
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#12364 - 10/08/08 01:29 PM Re: What do you watch? [Re: Nemesis]
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@Nemesis - Oh right. Ya learn something new everyday...

@fakeprophet - No worries mate. I guess we all come off like that without realising. I have done in the past, so there ya go. No harm done I guess.
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#12369 - 10/08/08 02:49 PM Re: What do you watch? [Re: PigFeeder]
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 Originally Posted By: PigFeeder

 Originally Posted By: TheAntagonist
I don't find that cartoon at all funny. It annoys me.

And why is that? I personally like it for the music. I'm not much one for Death Metal but I really like Dethklok. I really enjoy the musical performances, where they play and perform. The hair spins and timing on everything is so perfect and amusing to watch.

Maybe you just have to mellow out a bit?.. I could understand you not finding it funny, but to let a silly cartoon annoy you seems pointless to me.




~Snow~.


The music is fine, it's everything else that bothers me.

For example, the way they speak, the sound of their voices, for some reason it just bothers me; that pretty much ruins everything else for me.

Perhaps, I do need to mellow out a bit. What can I say? I can be an uptight young lady sometimes. I'm a control freak, so if things do not go as I planned (or hoped), I get annoyed.
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#12376 - 10/08/08 04:08 PM Re: What do you watch? [Re: The Antagonist]
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 Originally Posted By: The Antagonist
 Originally Posted By: PigFeeder

 Originally Posted By: TheAntagonist
I don't find that cartoon at all funny. It annoys me.

And why is that? I personally like it for the music. I'm not much one for Death Metal but I really like Dethklok. I really enjoy the musical performances, where they play and perform. The hair spins and timing on everything is so perfect and amusing to watch.

Maybe you just have to mellow out a bit?.. I could understand you not finding it funny, but to let a silly cartoon annoy you seems pointless to me.




~Snow~.


The music is fine, it's everything else that bothers me.

For example, the way they speak, the sound of their voices, for some reason it just bothers me; that pretty much ruins everything else for me.

Perhaps, I do need to mellow out a bit. What can I say? I can be an uptight young lady sometimes. I'm a control freak, so if things do not go as I planned (or hoped), I get annoyed.
You do realise that the cartoon is just a parody of the metal-head stereotype, don't you? Personally, I think it's fucking hilarious, but that's just me really.
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#12388 - 10/09/08 12:17 AM Re: What do you watch? [Re: DistroyA]
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Personally I hate satellite, But my room mate got it turned on which is better then nothing. But it just seems that when it rains heavy the signal is bad. Isn't that when most people watch the most TV?
The only thing i care about, As far as the tube is being able to watch 24. Other then that i really do not care.
24 just seems to be the only show that keeps me interested. Which is really fucked up, Because its a government type show. Maybe its Keifers great performance, The again the writing is very good. Like any show its got its flaws.
I'm rambling though.
Anyone else watch 24? If you have not watched it, The do. day 1 is my favorite, And not cause it was the first season but other reasons. I will elaborate if anyone asks,But do check the show out.
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#13347 - 10/23/08 04:09 PM Re: What do you watch? [Re: jesusbeater]
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National Geographic
BYU network (Because they talk about the Egyptian Book of the Dead)
CNN News
NASCAR
DIY network (Cause I do alot of home improvement stuff)
I like to watch American Chopper because it inspires me with ideas to try in my sheet metal work. I would like to learn how to forge metals and do foundry work so I can make some wicked swords. But that's probably a subject for another forum.
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#13356 - 10/23/08 07:47 PM Re: What do you watch? [Re: BlacKAcRE66]
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I have a DVR so commercials are a push of the button for me.

This being said, I watch:
Dexter (Online, and I am current.)
Futurama (Only the episodes I havent seen, which I can count on two hands)
Mythbusters (Again, only episodes I have not seen, and the current stuff.)
How its Made. (Great show, I recommend it.)
Tipe Warp (See How its Made)
Prototype This (Jury is still out on this one.)
Star Trek: TNG (Cause I grew up with it)
Star Trek: Voyager (Same as above.)
Metalocaylpse (Too funny not to watch.)
Ani-Monday on Sci-Fi
And Anime on G4 when I catch it.

That about sums it up.
Funny thing is, though, that I watch maybe half a dozen of the 200+ channels I have to pay for, its kind of ridiculous.
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#13368 - 10/23/08 11:08 PM Re: What do you watch? [Re: XxSpiderxX]
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If I happen to see family guy on I usually watch it. Other than that I never watch the thing.
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#13387 - 10/24/08 01:17 PM Re: What do you watch? [Re: Dan_Dread]
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When I do watch tv it is ususally Family Guy, or Southpark. Occasionaly i'll watch ATHF or Moral Orel or LDOTD. Aside from those I dont watch to much tv. I do like to download movies though.
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#13438 - 10/25/08 04:35 PM Re: What do you watch? [Re: 6Satan6Archist6]
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I've replied before, but recently a new channel has been added to Austrlaian Pay TV (or Foxtel) called Showcase, which has been awesome.

It only has ads between shows, so no annoying interruptions and has art house movies (Like little miss sunshine etc) and great series.

Two of the best ones I have seen lately have been

Breaking Bad - I LOVE this show. I can relate alot to the character (having secondary lung cancer myself) and wanting to leave a legacy of love, education and money to my children. I'm also working on a video series for them to watch (why do we still say video, when really it's DVD?) oops, I digress.

Breaking Bad's premise is that a chemistry teacher dying from lung cancer, becomes an Ice/Meth manufacturer to make some dough to leave his handicapped teenage son and pregnant again wife.

Because it's not all that easy to just become a cook overnight (well getting ingrediants and selling the product anyway, he has the chem part down pat), it changes him into more of a man. He goes from being a bit of a nerdy loser, to quite a ballsy guy.

Having nothing to lose does change your outlook on alot of things.

Another show on showcase that I really like is The Riches. Maybe it's the two lead characters being english, or just that it's funny I don't really know, but I enjoy the show alot.

Another quite good show (which was actually an Australian Production) they also played was Satisfaction, set in a Melbourne brothel (they are legal in Melbourne) about the girls and their famalies and lives. Not so much about the customers, more about the girls and from what I've seen of the industry (having worked in a similar one as a dancer) quite true to life.
Except all the girls are stunning and don't take drugs, which is really only a very small minority of girls in the industry from what I've seen. Although in saying that, it seems in Melbourne at least, alot of University Students have taken up this line of work to pay for their living whils they study law whatever.

Anyway, would love to hear from anyone else that have seen and enjoyed either of these three shows.

Zeph
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#13439 - 10/25/08 05:37 PM Re: What do you watch? [Re: ZephyrGirl]
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Ahh showcase. Gotta love all the reality shows about porn, like family business and webdreams lol
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