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What do you guys watch on TV/Hulu

All I really watch is:

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I didn't watch TV since 2004.

 
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We get the three main networks. I watch NCIS. Everything else just annoys me.

Though I will go on Hulu and watch some old Stargate occasionally. And I'm a fan of watching movies.

 

  		
  		

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3rd April, 2010 at 15:35:44 -

As of tonight.. Doctor Who!

I also am watching/have been watching recently:
Lost
24
Ashes to Ashes
Caprica

I'm not sure if the first series of V has even started in the UK yet..

 
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The Mentalist and Mythbusters the most really. Though sometimes I'll just watch a show because it looks cool.

 
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3rd April, 2010 at 16:45:46 -

I only really watch "Glee" and "Gossip Girl" now, plus any sport or movies that happen to be on.
The highlight of next week's TV will be "Bring It On: In It to Win It" (4th in the series), starring the rather lovely Ashley Benson

I'm still mourning the loss of "Skins" too - WTF was up with that ending btw?!

 
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Two and a Half Men. The script is always witty and hilarious.

 
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3rd April, 2010 at 20:12:36 -

Formula 1 and most motor sports mostly. TNA wrestling has a regular place on my TV schedule. And the news, everyday. A bit of a mix there. I try and catch up on shows when the box sets come out!

 
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3rd April, 2010 at 20:36:10 -


Originally Posted by Sketchy
I'm still mourning the loss of "Skins" too - WTF was up with that ending btw?!


Yeah ended weirdly

 
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The football, and repeats of old BBC comedy programmes (Have I Got News For You is my favourite). I've also got slightly addicted to Pointless on BBC 2 (that quiz with Alexander Armstrong). I've convinced myself I am the world's greatest player of it.

 
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24 & V

 
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4th April, 2010 at 00:12:43 -


Originally Posted by Matt Boothman
I've also got slightly addicted to Pointless on BBC 2 (that quiz with Alexander Armstrong). I've convinced myself I am the world's greatest player of it.



Yeah, now that you mention it, I watch that quite a lot too - it's actually pretty funny sometimes.
And "University Challenge" as well, although it's a bit hardcore for me (I never know more than about 20% of the answers).

 
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Family Guy
Myth Busters
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King of the Hill
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Dr Who
Summer Heights High
The Simpsons
Family Guy
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4th April, 2010 at 02:26:38 -

I don't watch the Simpsons any more. Only the old ones.

I don't really watch any TV anymore. It's just not as interesting as the Internet.

 
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Originally Posted by Muz
I don't watch the Simpsons any more. Only the old ones.

I don't really watch any TV anymore. It's just not as interesting as the Internet.



In a couple decades or so, how much you wanna bet someone will say (or think/telepathically communicate ) "I don't really surf the internet anymore. It's just not as interesting as [insert unimaginable invention here]."?

 

  		
  		

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4th April, 2010 at 03:13:10 -

Channel 4 shows the simpsons in the UK on weeknights at 6pm, but in the past few months they seem to repeat the same episodes a week/fortnight later O_o

 
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Originally Posted by -Adam-
Channel 4 shows the simpsons in the UK on weeknights at 6pm, but in the past few months they seem to repeat the same episodes a week/fortnight later O_o



I don't think they have anybody checking which episodes they've already shown. They'll show some eps literally a month apart from its repeat, and some you won't see for years.

 
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Originally Posted by Muz
I don't watch the Simpsons any more. Only the old ones.


I have to agree with you there - the new episodes aren't clever anymore, they just seem to revolve around far-fetched and stupid storylines and/or celebrity appearances.

Whatever happened to genius episodes like when Homer "found" all that sugar and tried to sell it, or when Frank "Grimey" Grimes came to work at the power plant? Very good episodes!

 
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I haven't watched TV since sonic the hedgehog was showing minus the occasional random show here and there. I spent my life gaming instead.

 
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Why doesn't anyone watch Breaking Bad. It's on tonight at 10pm eastern time. It's the best show ever made.

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11th April, 2010 at 23:09:54 -

i watch it. just not on tv. when it comes out on dvd i watch it.

 
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New Series of Outnumbered just started on BBC, will watch every episode religiously



 
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i love how you say "TV/Hulu" like hulu was already on the same level as TV.

i think just tv would have been fine. or it could be HEY GUYZ WHAT DO U WATCH on youtube, hulu, rapidshare, torrent


so never mind nice topic:


I love 24, great program. I also love Dexter. I also love Prison Break, shame it ended ages ago but it was one of the best programs I've ever seen so good it ended before it turned crap.

I still love the A-Team.
I enjoy American Dad, Family Guy, OLD Simpsons (the new ones just suck donkey balls) and I love South Park.

Robot Chicken is also great WHICH IVE DOWNLOADED ololol

Talking about comedy I think The Whitest Kids You Know is a good program.

Basically a lot of content on Adult Swim is great and watchable. Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Stroker and Hoop which should have gotten way more episodes and a lot of other Adult Swim programs.

Talking about "kids" programs I love Chowder. The way its drawn, animated in different styles, the humour- everything. WONDERFUL program!

I'm a big fan of basically all programs Derren Brown did.
I also LOVE Charlie Brooker. His screen wipe and newswipe program are great. I havn't found a DOWNLOAD (lolol sue me) for the program he did on video games yet but would love to see it.

Oh and Hulu isn't available in my countries and neither are DVDs of a lot of programs I love and if I want to import them they have a region code haha

There are way more GREAT and wonderful shows. For example I've watched like 4 episodes of Seinfeld on TV last night at like 3am and I still laughed my ass off.

Talking about BAD SHOWS:
Two and a Half Men.

EEEW what are you all THINKING? What is funny about this shit? I mean seriously that program is a DISEASE. It's like AIDS on the telly.

HEY IM CHARLIE SHEEN and im sitting around in my living room with some shorts while some fat kid is sitting next to me OH LOOK AT THAT FAT KID HAHA Oh there goes my lousy brother who never gets laid and he is whiny again OH BE WHINY SOMEWHERE ELSE or the chick i just screwed will wake up REMEMBER THAT FAT LITTLE KID
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I wouldn't choose to watch "Two and a half men", but I don't hate it that much either - it's just the usual American sit-com trash.

I've been watching "Game On" a lot - strangely enough, I'd completely forgotten about it, even though I used to watch it religiously when it first aired.
I also seem to end up watching "Tru Calling" quite a lot, although I have no idea why.
Finally, I just started on "Greys Anatomy" again - the current episodes on FIVE seem to pick up right where I was before, back when I watched it abroad.

Worst thing I've seen recently - "Bromance" (I think that's what it was called?) - a reality show with Brody Jenner from "The Hills" trying to find a new BFF. It was even more gay than it sounds.

 
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30 Rock
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Assault Andy just reminded me of another show, Neighbours

 
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Originally Posted by MasterM
i love how you say "TV/Hulu" like hulu was already on the same level as TV.



I watch Hulu more often than Tv, so for me it is.

 
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18th April, 2010 at 03:08:36 -

Neighbours is utter crap.
The only soaps worth watching are "Home and Away" and "Days of Our Lives".

Right now I have a craving for a bit of "7th Heaven" - such cheesy goodness

 
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Does no one watch Flash Forward!!!

Shows I Watch

Glee
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Lost - really confusing but awesome
Simpsons
Reaper - now cancelled!! WHY?????
The Loop - occasionally
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Sexcetera - gotta love that show. Kira Reid is hot and Frank and Hoyt have the worlds greatest job.
Scrubs
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I hate Coronation Street, Eastenders and Emmerdale. The ONLY Soap I can stomach is hollyoaks and that is a struggle to watch most of the time.



 
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Originally Posted by Sketchy
Neighbours is utter crap.
The only soaps worth watching are "Home and Away" and "Days of Our Lives".

Right now I have a craving for a bit of "7th Heaven" - such cheesy goodness



Haha you just said Neighbours is utter crap then went on to say Home and Away is worth watching? Home and Away is like a poor man's Neighbours with the uglier rejected Aussies.

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20th April, 2010 at 20:52:44 -

I have no TV, or a need for TV!

 
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Originally Posted by -Adam-

Haha you just said Neighbours is utter crap then went on to say Home and Away is worth watching? Home and Away is like a poor man's Neighbours with the uglier rejected Aussies.



Are you insane? Home and Away has always had the hotter girls (although none to match Ashley Benson, formerly of "Days of Our Lives"), and it's set in a beachside town so they're always wearing less too
It also has really stupidly dramatic plot lines - like Miles has currently gone mental and is seeing a girl called "Rabbit", who is actually his daughter who died in a Tsunami a few years ago.
Neighbours is just cheesy and lame.

 
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21st April, 2010 at 02:27:04 -

"Neighbours is just cheesy and lame."

Wrong. Neighbours has had some great and emotional storylines (especially recently), and the acting is by far superior than Home and Away (Which you'll find is far less popular in the UK)

As for which soap has the hot girls? It's not really a question of who has the hottest to me, I go on storyline and acting, but if you insist:

http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2008/06/08/natalieblair_narrowweb__300x446,0.jpg
http://www.topnews.in/light/files/Delta-Goodrem.jpg
http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/object3/438/106/n49641426049_8462.jpg
http://www.buddytv.com/usrimages/usr3465121/3465121_holly-valance-prison-break-end-of-season-screening-party-1s29rz.jpg
http://share.triangle.com/sites/share-uda.triangle.com/files/Natalie%20Bassingthwaightejpg.jpg
There are lots more, but like I said, I don't watch soaps for the prettiest characters.


Granted, some are past characters in that list, but then look at Home and Away's females

http://l.yimg.com/ea/img/-/100118/haa-cast-tessa-james400-15l7q5v.jpg?x=292&sig=6lAc2QKomY7qHPTBj7JTvw-- (previously played a blind girl in Neighbours for about 3 episodes)
http://l.yimg.com/ea/img/-/100324/haa-cast-emily-symons400x3-15qj6re.jpg (has a jaw-line bigger than most men)
http://l.yimg.com/ea/img/-/100118/haa-cast-lynne-mcgranger400-15l7tva.jpg?x=292&sig=X_tm35FqMZnLquJB3QTN4w-- (mutton dressed as lamb, she was about 40 when I was 5)

Oh, and you're doing it again-

"It also has really stupidly dramatic plot lines - like Miles has currently gone mental and is seeing a girl called "Rabbit", who is actually his daughter who died in a Tsunami a few years ago."

Then go on to say Neighbours is Cheesy and lame? You seem a tad hypocritical to make such statements.

You'll never win over the Kennedys and/or Ramsay street

 
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21st April, 2010 at 03:13:54 -

You deliberately just hand picked the least attractive cast members (surprised you didn't mention Colleen) - it's like me claiming Helen Daniels is representative of the women in Neighbours!

Home and Away wins hands down
http://www.123allcelebs.com/pics/tammin_sursok/tammin-sursok-40666.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v515/bloodylamer/bastardly-photos/0505/album59/jodi-gordon02060701.jpg?t=1271813892
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http://holysoapcdn.five.tv/assets/images/3029/440_Kimberley_Cooper_large.jpg
http://www.posters555.com/pictures/Rebecca-Cartwright-picture-Z1G111919_b.jpg

In the interest of fairness, you really should have mentioned Brooke Satchwell - who was very cute and played Anne Wilkinson, back in the days when Neighbours actually was still good - and Natalie Imbruglia, who I honestly don't even remember being in it, but who I do really like as a singer ("Left of the Middle" is still one of my favourite albums).

Home and Away has plenty great "emotional" storylines too, but it also has some real drama - human trafficking, murder mysteries, riots, physic ghosts, rapes, etc.
The recent Hugo storyline was almost cinematic, in the way it all unfolded - far more sophisticated than you'd get in any other soap.

Popularity can never be used as a reliable indicator of how good something is - Westlife are perfect example of that - but as it happens, noone in Australia likes Neighbours, so it's danger of being axed anyway
http://www.atvnewsnetwork.co.uk/today/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2133

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Before I joined the Navy 4 years ago my fav tv shows were 24, arrested development, prison break, firefly, and law and order. But now I'm in Japan and and with only 3 local channels. Now don't get me wrong, I love seeing steaming fresh anime... but everything else is either news, cooking shows, game shows, or a odd mix of the three.

 
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The A Team beats both neighbores and home and away. I dont watch much tv, and i am not a fan of soaps at all. Being smelly is far more fun!

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Arguing which soap is better between Neighbours and Home & Away is like arguing who is the better between Gordon Brown and Susan Boyle.

 
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Susan Boyle is. Word.

 
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Lost - Best show ever, but its ending soon.
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That is all I watch.

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House! I knew I was missing one.

 
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I know this is a pretty old thread that I'm reviving, but I'm just so excited to have finally found something good to watch on TV

"Pretty Little Liars" is a cross between Gossip Girl and I Know What You Did Last Summer, and it's actually really good.
Is has a great cast, including my all-time favorite actress Ashley Benson (from Bring It On 4 and Days of Our Lives), as well as Tammin Sursok (Dani Sutherland in Home and Away), Torrey DeVitto (the hot nanny from One Tree Hill) and Lucy Hale (the non-ugly twin in Privileged).


 
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I love University Challenger, but yes, it's pretty hardcore.
There was a really hot American girl on it this week too, for a change:

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For the record, Rachel Riley (Countdown) is my fav TV bird: http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00957/SNN31TV02A_280_957198a.jpg

As for Neighbours vs Home and Away - i always preferred Neighbours, but the girls on Home and Away were always waaaaaaaaaaay hotter (except Natalie Imbruglia, but how long has that been??) so Home and Away wins!

 
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Ruled by your manhood instead of your brain, that sounds about right for you.

 
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You say that like it's a bad thing.

I like Rachel Riley too, but I'm not allowed to say so because a friend of mine auditioned for the job when Vorderman left, and she now hates Rachel with a passion.

 
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Originally Posted by -Adam-
Ruled by your manhood instead of your brain, that sounds about right for you.


You sound jealous

 
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Originally Posted by Sketchy

I like Rachel Riley too, but I'm not allowed to say so because a friend of mine auditioned for the job when Vorderman left, and she now hates Rachel with a passion.


Oh dear, oh dear! How many people auditioned for that job then? (slightly off-topic)

 
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I think maybe 100 got as far as auditioning, from over 1000 applicants.

 
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What is up with you guys watching shows for 14 year old girls? Seriously, it's a little creepy.

 
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Originally Posted by JustinC
What is up with you guys watching shows for 14 year old girls? Seriously, it's a little creepy.


What, Countdown you mean?

 
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err. . . now that I look, it's only Sketchy who's watching 14 year old girl shows, and possibly adam but I'm not sure what neighbors is. . . sounds like a soap opera?

 
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it is, i can't believe you've not heard of it! Are you not living in the UK then JustinC?

 
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There's nothing wrong with watching "14 year old girl shows".
If they actually starred 14 year olds, then yeah, that would be dodgy - but they're all 19+ (and don't even look like high school girls).

Personally, I feel sorry for you - missing out on something you might enjoy, just because you're too snobbish, or too worried about what other people might think. You should try to be a bit more open-minded...

 
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Originally Posted by JustinC
err. . . now that I look, it's only Sketchy who's watching 14 year old girl shows, and possibly adam but I'm not sure what neighbors is. . . sounds like a soap opera?



Yeah, Home & Away probably has a more teenage audience. Neighbours is also an Australian soap but imo has a lot higher quality of acting and a much larger fan base in the UK, hence why the actors are popular when they come over to visit. They're also less wooden in terms of acting than the Home & Away cast.

 
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Are soaps in Australia and the UK different from the ones over here? Because American soap operas are about the bottom of the TV content pit. Well, next to reality shows.

I've been watching Flashpoint lately. It gets a bit dramatic at the end of the episodes sometimes but I like it.

 

  		
  		

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Not true.

Neighbours has a bigger UK fan base because it was shown at prime time on BBC for decades - and until 5-10 years ago, it actually wasn't bad.
However, the BBC stopped showing it because it had become such crap and the ratings were plummeting.
In Australia, Neighbours has been doing badly for years (getting just over half the number of viewers that H&A gets), and it's in serious danger of being axed altogether.

Home and Away has the better storylines, characters, and acting. Not that anyone watches soaps for the quality of the acting - I mean Eastenders is the most popular soap, and you won't see worse acting than that.

 
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Oh god change the record you're becoming boring. Neighbours moved to channel 5 because they won in a bid to show the program.

"BBC stopped showing it because it had become such crap"

Seriously, you have such an intellectual and accurate way of explaining things.

And OMC American soaps are really bad. Very cheesey, dated and cheap, with bad acting.

 
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That pretty much sums it up, but I might add absurd to the list. I don't know how it's possible to make something so bad.

 

  		
  		

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Maybe I'm "becoming boring" and maybe I'm not trying to make myself sound "intellectual" - but I am still right.

Again, you're seriously misguided if you're watching any soap for the quality acting - American or otherwise.

Five "won" Neighbours because the BBC weren't prepared to "enter into a bidding war" over it - but if it were still getting viewing figures of 19 million, like it did at it's peak, then don't you think they would have been?
The fact is, actual viewing figures have been consistently declining since the '80s, to just 5.6 million for the most watched episode of recent years.
It's all there for you to read on the BBC's own website.

Incidentally, H&A is also by far the more critically acclaimed.

 
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"Again, you're seriously misguided if you're watching any soap for the quality acting - American or otherwise."

You're clearly not very experienced when it comes to watching soaps then. That, or your knowledge of good acting is quite limited.

 
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Soaps are very popular all over the world. They are all, by and large, crap in my opinion and i have only ever watched them because they "are on the t.v." when i'm in the room (either reading the paper, on the interweb like i am now, etc.)

One thing i seriously will never understand is how people can watch - and enjoy! - Eastenders; it's the biggest load of recycled rubbish i've ever had to sit through, yet it wins awards in the UK lerft, right and centre. I've been through some stages where i've been hooked to other soaps (Hollyoaks for a while, Corrie sometimes has some very funny one-liners) but these stages are always short-lived. Each to their own though as i do watch alot of other crap most people wouldn't touch with a barge-pole!

 
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"You're clearly not very experienced when it comes to watching soaps then. That, or your knowledge of good acting is quite limited."

Please educate me! Who do you think is a really good soap actor/actress?
(this I really have to hear )

Soap actors are just about the bottom rung of the acting ladder, slightly above pantomime stars, but well below actors in "proper" TV shows or movies.

In the case of American and Aussie soaps (and Hollyoaks), the actors are usually attractive enough, but not talented enough to be really successful - think Joey in Friends (doesn't apply to cast members over the age of 30).
That's probably why the ones who do become household names, usually do it as pop stars rather than actors.

In the case of something like Eastenders, they just have to be able to over-act horribly.

 
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You're coming out with some really stupid/ignorant statements, which makes me think the whole argument is pointless.

"Soap actors are just about the bottom rung of the acting ladder, slightly above pantomime stars, but well below actors in "proper" TV shows or movies."

Not really, in the UK the main Soaps are very popular and quite large scale productions, and in such a small country the actors and actresses are very well known. Coronation Street and Neighbours are two that many celebrities tend to make cameo roles or small parts because they're so sought after. Prince Charles in Coronation Street, Lily Allen in Neighbours and The Mayor of London was also in Eastenders.

"In the case of something like Eastenders, they just have to be able to over-act horribly."

Which is why it usually wins the most awards at the national soap awards, and actresses and actors from it win awards at the National television awards? Eastenders, as miserable as it can be, has some excellent acting and humour in it's storylines.



 
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I never said soaps weren't popular, or that soap actors aren't well known (of course they're well known - they're on TV practically every day). It doesn't mean they can act though.

And what does the mayor of London have to do with the Eastenders cast being bad actors? Unless you're suggesting that Boris Johnson himself is a fantastic actor, then that's completely irrelevant. All it proves is that a lot of people watch soaps, so appearing on them is good way to improve your public image.
A lot of people bought Westlife albums too, but it doesn't mean they're talented singers.

Incidentally, that's the exact same reason why Eastenders does well at the NTAs - because they're voted on by the public (most of whom are thick as shit). I mean seriously, Loose Women won "most popular factual programme". What does that tell you about the kind of people who voted?

Eastenders actors just shout a lot, and everyone thinks wow, that was so dramatic, and so emotional... It's just lame.

 
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This thread is brilliant. Remember kids, this is two grown men talking here. About soaps. Brilliant.

By the way, is it just me or is Adam Woodyatt due for a shot at Hollywood? He has the full range of facial expressions from slightly miffed to moderately peeved.

 
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Has nothing to do with me being snobbish and refusing to watch something I "might enjoy" because of what others think. I have seen bits and pieces of these shows and it's like watching middle school fanfiction. There are hundreds (thousands) of tv shows on the air and I can't imagine adult males watching those shows when there's so much higher quality stuff on.

And no I'm not from the U.K. so I haven't heard of these soaps you guys are arguing over. In the U.S. soaps aren't even watched by 14 year old girls anymore. . .

I don't know, maybe it's like how American teenagers watch anime that people in japan think is awful, just because it's from Japan. Or maybe it's the novelty of these being american shows and you don't get that many over there?

 
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Originally Posted by Matt Boothman
This thread is brilliant. Remember kids, this is two grown men talking here. About soaps. Brilliant.

By the way, is it just me or is Adam Woodyatt due for a shot at Hollywood? He has the full range of facial expressions from slightly miffed to moderately peeved.


I really did laugh out loud at this statement!

For the record, i really think that there are only about 5% of all soap actors from the UK that i would class as really good actors. Granted, compared to me they are gods when it comes to acting, but surely the percentage that get snapped up for film roles in the UK/Hollywood speaks for itself (0% isn't it?), as does the percentage of soap actors who go on to do "t.v. garbage" things like commercials (Daz, anyone?), gameshows (Bradley Walsh?) and other, lesser popular soaps (The Bill was one of those graveyard shows most actors from Eastenders/Corrie went to after they were dropped).

Stacey in Eastenders - can she pull no other expression than that stupid frown, for example? Then everyone speaks about how powerful and emotional her performances are! I reckon the best bit of t.v. work she ever did was when she got caught with that guy in the hotel corridor that once!

 
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Stacey (Lacey Turner) Is actually a very good actress, hence why she's always winning awards. Her acting in the bipolar story line was pretty damn accurate.

 
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Based on the fact that 3 people have now shown to have knowledge in soaps, I would say that things in the UK are very different. I doubt you could find a single person in the US who isn't a 45-55 year old woman who could even name a single soap actor or character. Are UK soaps on at primetime or something?

 
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Soaps are very much a corner-piece in British t.v. diets. The 2 biggest (Eastenders and Corrie) are on at around 7:30 - 8:00pm, i.e. "primetime". That's when most 20-80 year olds are in front of the t.v., traditionally.

 
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Yes, it's different here - you don't have to be unemployed to be able to watch soaps.

The soaps aimed at a younger audience are generally shown early evening, and then repeated lunchtime the next day (Neighbours always used to be popular with kids because it was the only thing on when they got home from school).

The big two (Coronation Street and Eastenders) are shown at 7:30pm and 8pm (with omnibus editions at the weekends), and are the most-watched TV shows of any kind - which is just tragic.

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Soaps in America though - from what I've seen, and I'll admit I haven't seen a lot - do tend to have lower standards; they are basically showcases for pretty faces, pop psychology and predictable love triangles. Although I do think soaps in the UK are on the whole bland, they do at least attempt to emulate multiple aspects of real life - there are ugly people, old people, fat people, disabled people, boring people etc etc. When a British person looks at a soap they imagine it to be a mirror to their own lifestyles, albeit exaggerated. American soaps, and American drama in general, tends to be more aspirational. Plus, there's the fact that a lot of the soaps have been running for so damn long that some of the characters in them have been on screen three times a week for over thirty years, meaning they are almost "real" people to the viewers.

Oh god, now I'm talking about soaps too. God help me.

 
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On another note, has anyone seen the new Scrapheap challenge? Its bloody awful, its less about the engineering and calamaties of the build and more about the compeition. Then after the contestants have worn out their contraptions competing against each other, Dick competes against the winner.

The biggest moot point is that it has lost lost Lisa Rogers for that moustachiod fiend.

 
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I haven't seen it since Kryton left - and now there's no Lisa Rogers there really is no point for it to ever be on t.v. again. Lisa is hot

 
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