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  • FuzzyDuck 19 Aug 2013 19:41:32 3,886 posts
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    After finding a kindred spirit over in The Witcher 2 thread, I wish to declare my absolute distaste for Game Of Thrones!

    Horribly generic fantasy schlock, while the plot of the entire series seems to go along the lines of kill a few minor characters, bit of gratuitous nudity, kill a few more minor characters, something about living through winter, few more boobs come out, "he's a bastard", kill off a major character, rinse, repeat.

    Honestly, the drama found in fucking Brookside was less predictable than this shite! :D
  • DFawkes 19 Aug 2013 20:23:25 22,581 posts
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    How much of it is the fault of the source material though? I have no idea, I'm waiting until it's all over and watching/reading it all at once.

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  • Mr_Sleep 19 Aug 2013 20:27:14 16,838 posts
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    Good luck waiting for its finish, it won't be finished by Martin imo.

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  • FWB 19 Aug 2013 20:28:58 43,793 posts
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    Everything on ITV... no wait, it's not even rated to begin with.

    All new "comedies"/TV "comedians".
  • DUFFMAN5 19 Aug 2013 20:30:09 14,377 posts
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    Only Fools and Horses is very good and has some oustanding episodes and writing, but it is not the funniest sitcom ever and how it tops poll after poll after poll I will never understand. As a whole it is overrated.

    Friends has aged badly.
    Take The High Road, I watched as a kid in the 80's, when bunking off from school,Hardcore oldskool right here ;)

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  • hal_inc 19 Aug 2013 20:37:33 91 posts
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    Mad Men?

    /ducks and covers

    although of course you end up becoming yourself
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  • Zizoo 19 Aug 2013 20:38:10 8,094 posts
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    Big Bang Theory
  • Trowel 19 Aug 2013 20:38:15 17,422 posts
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    Luther.

    That's right - I'm a maverick forumite who doesn't play by the rules.
  • Gruff 19 Aug 2013 20:40:04 2,839 posts
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    These Overrated/Underrated threads are the EG equivalent to lads mags top ten lists

    /Yawn

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  • ronuds 19 Aug 2013 20:40:48 21,788 posts
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    I never liked Friends.
  • hal_inc 19 Aug 2013 20:44:27 91 posts
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    Gruff wrote:
    These Overrated/Underrated threads are the EG equivalent to lads mags top ten lists

    /Yawn
    But we should be able to vent this stuff once in a while. Purge a little. Get a load off

    although of course you end up becoming yourself
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  • hal_inc 19 Aug 2013 20:45:27 91 posts
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    ronuds wrote:
    I never liked Friends.
    Like this. It takes courage. That was very strong of you ronuds.

    although of course you end up becoming yourself
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  • ronuds 19 Aug 2013 20:46:26 21,788 posts
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    I feel liberated.
  • Syrette 19 Aug 2013 20:46:55 43,055 posts
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    ZizouFC wrote:
    Big Bang Theory

  • cubbymoore 19 Aug 2013 20:48:01 36,468 posts
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    ZizouFC wrote:
    Big Bang Theory
    It hit a high point for about a season or two, then ran out of steam where the dynamics that made it work just couldn't carry on any more. It's now a zombie in the same way The Simpsons is.
  • cubbymoore 19 Aug 2013 20:49:35 36,468 posts
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    I'd like to say Seinfeld, myself, I watched a good few seasons of it, convinced it was going to reach a point where it's really good, but I never got there after season 4 and gave up.
  • CharlieStCloud 19 Aug 2013 20:50:03 5,011 posts
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    Deadwood.

    ... LOVED SEASON ONE!

    The second and third though?

    Pish.
  • FuzzyDuck 19 Aug 2013 20:52:26 3,886 posts
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    DFawkes wrote:
    How much of it is the fault of the source material though? I have no idea, I'm waiting until it's all over and watching/reading it all at once.
    Doesn't really matter as GoT is critically and commercially lauded (and raised the profile of the source) to the point some people will tell you it's the best show to ever grace the small screen, such is its supposed quality.

    Which is to say, it's overrated (IMO).
  • iancognito 19 Aug 2013 20:52:31 967 posts
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    I never really liked The Wire and, although I think it's a great programme, Breaking Bad. I really like it but everyone who's ever seen it thinks it's the best programme ever.
  • hal_inc 19 Aug 2013 20:57:31 91 posts
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    cubbymoore wrote:
    I'd like to say Seinfeld, myself, I watched a good few seasons of it, convinced it was going to reach a point where it's really good, but I never got there after season 4 and gave up.
    Dude, Seinfeld STARTS in season 4! You have the contest and the marine biologist being the most iconic episodes save for the soup nazi.

    although of course you end up becoming yourself
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  • ronuds 19 Aug 2013 21:02:43 21,788 posts
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    Seinfeld definitely goes downhill after a certain point, but up to that point it's possibly the greatest comedy sitcom EV-ER!
  • JYM60 19 Aug 2013 21:10:23 16,783 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    ZizouFC wrote:
    Big Bang Theory
    There was a saying that Big Bang Theory is a show about smart people, for dumb people. And that another show is about dumb people for smart people. Can't remember what the other show was though.

    But yeah, Big Bang Theory is awful. And the blonde in it is overrated and all.

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  • Mr-Brett 19 Aug 2013 21:21:17 12,723 posts
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    hal_inc wrote:
    Gruff wrote:
    These Overrated/Underrated threads are the EG equivalent to lads mags top ten lists

    /Yawn
    But we should be able to vent this stuff once in a while. Purge a little. Get a load off
    A nice refreshing break from all that positivity?! :D

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  • boo 19 Aug 2013 21:37:32 11,703 posts
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    Watched Series 1 & 2 of Seinfeld. Never sat through such an overrated pile of tosh before or since.

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  • hal_inc 19 Aug 2013 21:40:16 91 posts
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    yeah that's what i'm saying. seasons 1-3 are slow and dated.

    seasons 4-9: best sitcom ever.

    although of course you end up becoming yourself
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  • ronuds 19 Aug 2013 21:43:42 21,788 posts
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    hal_inc wrote:
    yeah that's what i'm saying. seasons 1-3 are slow and dated.

    seasons 4-9: best sitcom ever.
    I'd say the last 2 (or 3?) seasons weren't the best ever. All of the characters eventually became caricatures of themselves.
  • Rodney 19 Aug 2013 21:49:57 1,835 posts
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    How I Met Your Mother

    my wife and sister love it but its terrible. I'd rather watch Friends repeats.

    Mock of the Week. The most obviously scripted and lame of the panel shows
  • M83J01P97 19 Aug 2013 22:03:33 6,521 posts
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    hal_inc wrote:
    yeah that's what i'm saying. seasons 1-3 are slow and dated.

    seasons 4-9: best sitcom ever.
    100% this, if you have only seen the first three seasons of Seinfeld then you have no real opinion at all. The first three seasons where basically just another average American sitcom like everything else of the time... eventually David/Seinfeld were brave enough to do what they really wanted to do with the show and from Season 4 onwards it is quite easily one of the greatest sitcoms ever made.
  • TheDarkKnight 19 Aug 2013 22:08:05 673 posts
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    The Walking Dead. It's alright, just find the characters rather annoying.

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