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Re: The Campaign of Hate
« Reply #90 on: June 05, 2009, 03:14:09 AM »

a good plan.
"global Genocide and You..."
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Re: The Campaign of Hate
« Reply #91 on: June 05, 2009, 03:19:22 AM »

Informative and non threatening. I like it.
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Re: The Campaign of Hate
« Reply #92 on: June 05, 2009, 11:58:27 AM »

I HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE WHO WORK IN TV GO AGAINST THE TRADITIONS OF THE MEDIUM JUST TO BE EDGY AND DIFFERENT.

NOT FAIR!

I love it when TV does things that are new and exciting and innovative, but those things are done because they add value to the show as a whole and move television as a whole forwards  - or try to, anyway. But building an audience up for two seasons with a Will-They-Won't-They vibe in a show that otherwise understands and respects the way plots WORK (i.e, the hero saves the day, the bad guy gets it eventually, the Tough Guy has Deeper Levels, etc) and then not following through is not acceptable.

Basically, I'm pissed because I want Alex Drake to fuck Gene Hunt more than I want toes.

IT'S NOT FAIR! JUST SHAG ALREADY!!!
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Re: The Campaign of Hate
« Reply #93 on: June 05, 2009, 05:03:14 PM »

I haven't seen the show you are talking about but you do know that if they do shag the show will immediately suck.


http://www.tvguide.com/keywords/jts-they-did-it
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Re: The Campaign of Hate
« Reply #94 on: June 05, 2009, 07:20:27 PM »

Ms. Frog is entirely right....

When "they" finally get around to "doing it", it is ALWAYS the beginning of the end for the show.
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Re: The Campaign of Hate
« Reply #95 on: June 06, 2009, 09:47:24 AM »

That's ok! That is really, really ok!

Right, it's Ashes To Ashes which is an extension/sequel/spin-off/something of Life On Mars. In LoM, Sam Tyler's a copper in 2006 who gets hit by a car, goes into a coma and wakes up as a copper in 1973. He spends one series trying desperately to get home, and the second getting so much into the swing of living in the 70s that when he finally does get back home, he hates it and goes back to the 70s to be with the love-interest and GENE HUNT! THEN THEY LEFT THE SHOW AT THAT BECAUSE LESS IS MORE! In A2A, Alex Drake is a police psychologist in 2008 who gets shot in the head and wakes up in 1981 - she's been reading up on Sam Tyler's reports of the world of the 70s, so when she realises that in her coma world Gene Hunt and his cronies are all there too, she assumes her brain's assimilated Sam's fantasy and built it's own on those grounds. Again, she spends the first series desperate to get home, and the second getting into it (though she wants to get home more than Sam did, she's got a kid - cue much talking to the aforementioned kid through a television, etc).

As you can probably imagine from reading that, it's a GLORIOUS premise for a show but not one that they can drag out especially. There's really only so many times you can hear someone say, "I need to get back home!" or "Shut up you, you're just a construct of my traumatised frontal lobe" and the like. The creators/writers had sense with LoM and ended it on a high - if they do the same with A2A, I don't think anyone will be complaining. So, them shagging meaning it's the end of the show is not just not a bad thing, it's a GOOD thing - if it means they can't carry on making it well, then maybe they'll have sense and stop making it at all. This ISN'T a show built for longevity, it's not like a bowl of porridge to start the day and keep you ticking over until dinner - it's a breakfast of ice-cream, syrup and sprinkles, a mad and gorgeous burst of energy that won't last but will put you in a good mood.

So they should FUUUUUUUCK!!!
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Re: The Campaign of Hate
« Reply #96 on: June 06, 2009, 12:05:23 PM »

Yes, our ABC network tried to American-ize it this year....

I  never watched it,  but I assume  it was as  dismal as all the  other American
adaptations of good British TV (notable exception: Sanford and Son, but that's
because Redd Foxx was a comic genius...)
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Re: The Campaign of Hate
« Reply #97 on: June 06, 2009, 12:48:18 PM »

Surely you mean American-ise? xD

Also, ew. Why would they do that?! And what about the Gene Genie?!
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Re: The Campaign of Hate
« Reply #98 on: June 06, 2009, 08:50:04 PM »

I liked Life on Mars (the real version) but the American one was awful. Why can't American networks just screen the originals?
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Re: The Campaign of Hate
« Reply #99 on: June 07, 2009, 01:58:07 AM »

if people could grasp the simple concept of tolerance and respect, all of these probnlems would go away....... unfortunately humanity tends to be selfish, ignorant,intolerant, bigoted and generally mean..........
perhaps we need a general and non specific culling of humanity
Is that elitist I smell? Unless you're including yourself in the cull of course.
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Re: The Campaign of Hate
« Reply #100 on: June 07, 2009, 02:02:27 AM »

if people could grasp the simple concept of tolerance and respect, all of these probnlems would go away....... unfortunately humanity tends to be selfish, ignorant,intolerant, bigoted and generally mean..........
perhaps we need a general and non specific culling of humanity
Is that elitist I smell? Unless you're including yourself in the cull of course.
What's elitist?   All  we need is for people who disagree with  me to die now, before they pass on their
erroneous ways of thinking to another generation.  Then all the world can live in peace and happiness.
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Re: The Campaign of Hate
« Reply #101 on: June 07, 2009, 02:02:57 AM »

Fool, only I have the truth and wisdom to live.
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Re: The Campaign of Hate
« Reply #102 on: June 07, 2009, 02:03:33 AM »

Fool, only I have the truth and wisdom to live.
Fine, you can stay...   But try to keep the name-calling creative, ok?
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Re: The Campaign of Hate
« Reply #103 on: June 07, 2009, 02:07:09 AM »

oh no not elitist at all! no moral or cultural decisions on who gets culled.....
note the line... GENERAL AND NON-SPECIFIC CULLING OF HUMANITY
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Re: The Campaign of Hate
« Reply #104 on: June 07, 2009, 02:08:17 AM »

Then prepare to be hammered in thy face.
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