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Starts tonight, BBC4 10.30. Just a heads up for those who are interested. Should be worth a watch.
this and the apprentice....what a night
TV can't get any better.
brian clough documentary on itv at 10:35. decisions...
if that helps
didn't know he had a new one starting up. hopefully he'll be back on form.
"The Great Big British Piss-On-A-Hill"
Loved that episode. Shame they wasted one episode with all that talking to TV writers though. All I learnt was that Paul Abbot is a miserable wanker.
Still....the piss-on-the-hill reality show was the best episode.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/watchlive/ if anyone needs it (like me)
I am outraged once again!
and people in a Charlie Brooker thread calling him an unfunny prick
but who the fuck was that girl? she was terrible.
But I still enjoyed it.
The news is worthy of a pasting in my eyes. Give 'em hell Brooker
charlie brooker seems to spend so much time and effort being snarky and cynical that he has pretty much forgotten how to be funny. oh dear
isnt it enough that it portrays more truth in the disatisfaction and criticism of an individual to such a central aspect of modern life? That it is not sanitised to the degree that criticism is normally censured to be (before it is broadcast)
Perhaps to show such frustration in more truth it needs to wear the label of comedy to allow it to be scheduled?
well i'm not sure..but whatever it is aiming for i think he's a pretty clumsy satirist
but surely it is better to have a clumsy person more concerned about 'getting it out' rather than refined sophistry that minds its P's and Q's.......the world is falling apart and people pull people up over spellings and refinement still.....brookers zombie homage and nathan barley gets onto a mian real channel cos they had more production values and were more refined....this was on bbc4 ffs....dont you think this alone justifies rantyness and shambolism.......
Actually thats a good word.....i might name my creed that......Shambolism
I feel some empathy with brooker, I feel we are both Shambolists...i suspect that zxcvbnm might be a closit one
his whole screen persona involves him being too unmotivated, slack and bitter to do anything other than bitch about the media idiocy apocalypse that's become our warped reality, much like every one of the rest of us. we all know it's all wrong too. the whole country does. yet still we follow it, trapped in this warm and happy cloud that we all hate. he's perfect, this really unlikely everyman.
there's no need for him to satirise it because frankly we already live in a satire.
he doesnt really see of feel things that are different from myself...in fact its depressing to see that even if you do find a platform of sorts, it is still ineffectual.......however I would have thought all of those who are bright eyed with love for our form of democracy must think that this is ok then cos 'democracy listens'? (:| So unless you are as disillusioned with the effectiveness and pointlessness of our form of democracy (for a means of wise governance and guidance) then you surely cannot have such an embittened view of him being able to rant? (or can you?) I dunno really.
i do like and condone his ability to rant and find him a very perceptive and funny man. but i don't think it's massively effective. every system (meaning the media, not necessarily our giant global system of capitalism, of which the media is part, but i think Brooker's ground is much more specific) needs voices of dissent to function, but it doesn't mean they necessarily work against that system.
this says it better than i can:
my other post makes me sound anti-brooker. didn't mean to. i'm very pro-brooker.
fair enough. it's cool that he's got himself a platform to rant, i just think he's shit at it. generally watching him makes me more annoyed with him rather than what he is railing against
a) i would be more annoying ranting on the telly, (in person) than on here in text?
b) more annoying than brooker? (certainly id be less funny, so i guess this would mean more annoying....although i feel i am more personable in real life, so this may moderate it)......i would also hire GS3 to 'do stuff' on my program
d) i might call my program a*S*wipe
I enjoyed and I quite liked the lady, 'money-geddon' :D
"it makes me look like a young Tory"