"There's nothing on 'the box' "

WayTwoGo replied on 25/02/2019 09:27

Posted on 25/02/2019 09:27

Do many of you feel like that?

A very long while ago, "Brideshead Revisited" (the Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews one) was a 'must see'. Before days of catch up, I bought blank VHS tapes so I could record an episode if I had to miss one.

Felt much the same about the Colin Firth "Pride and Prejudice".

It's a very long time since I have felt drawn to anything like that on TV. I did watch every episode of "Les Misérables", but, on reflection, although excellent, I didn't feel it was totally unmissable.

Nowadays, I hardly watch TV. If I am home, and after a busy day, I like to watch "Pointless" (a guilty pleasure) but no big deal if I miss it. "The Archers" on Radio 4 at 7pm is a  must (but often 'listen again' if the Channel Four news is pressing). "Newsnight" most nights. "Question Time" on Thursdays.

I had enjoyed the first few series of "Endeavour". But I have switched off the last two episodes.

What am I missing?

 

EasyT replied on 25/02/2019 09:30

Posted on 25/02/2019 09:30

What am I missing?

Dunno laughing

I often say that the best thing on TV is the lines drawn into the dust on top.

AnotherDavid replied on 25/02/2019 09:38

Posted on 25/02/2019 09:38

We do our serious serial watching in the caravan using DVD's. In recent years we have watched mammoth series like The Sopranos, ,Mad men and Breaking Bad and there has been so much  underlying these stories we have watched them twice. Now we are working our way through Game of Thrones about 4 episodes a week and will have years left to finish the series.

Also Pride and Prejudicewink about one a year

WayTwoGo replied on 25/02/2019 09:48

Posted on 25/02/2019 09:38 by AnotherDavid

We do our serious serial watching in the caravan using DVD's. In recent years we have watched mammoth series like The Sopranos, ,Mad men and Breaking Bad and there has been so much  underlying these stories we have watched them twice. Now we are working our way through Game of Thrones about 4 episodes a week and will have years left to finish the series.

Also Pride and Prejudicewink about one a year

Posted on 25/02/2019 09:48

That sounds familiar. We take loads of DVDs away with us, as well as a hard drive crammed full. Nothing recent though. All old stuff.

 

Oneputt replied on 25/02/2019 15:46

Posted on 25/02/2019 15:46

No TV in the van as there are better things to do and see.  At home we watch mainly documentaries.  Nothing so important that I feel the need to tape it.  So called reality programmes and soaps play no part in our lives.

DavidKlyne replied on 25/02/2019 17:18

Posted on 25/02/2019 17:18

I enjoy Pointless as I see it as a bit of a challenge. Initially it took me a while to work out what it was all about!!! I wouldn't worry about missing a few episodes as they are regularly repeated - I sometimes wonder how I get the pointless answers surprised

I will  admit to being something of a political junky and Newsnight is a must. Quite like Peston but not everyone will appreciate his rather erratic presentation. 

You should have stuck with Endeavour, its building quite nicely. Box the new Chief Inspector is obviously a bent cop. Thursday is being drawn into his murky world which seems very much against his character. Strange and Bright know something is up with Box but Morse, up until now is a bit in the dark. Final episode of this series so it could be interesting as there may be more information on the murder of George Fancy.

Goldie146 replied on 25/02/2019 17:37

Posted on 25/02/2019 17:37

We record anything we want to watch - very, very, rarely watching "live".

Currently we've episodes of Endeavour and Grantchester to watch. But I think the best at the moment is Shetland. Being early risers we go to bed about 9.30, so anything late at night has to be recorded.

We also watch Pointless - but as it's on during milking we record and watch over supper. I've learnt a lot about Chemical Elements and Countries. I'm not so hot on films, but I was pleased with myself when I got a Pointless answer for Peter Capaldi films. 

I record a lot of old films - some from the Talking Pictures channel, which we will get to watch one day!

AnotherDavid replied on 25/02/2019 17:41

Posted on 25/02/2019 09:48 by WayTwoGo

That sounds familiar. We take loads of DVDs away with us, as well as a hard drive crammed full. Nothing recent though. All old stuff.

 

Posted on 25/02/2019 17:41

We have been quite addicted to some of the foreign series like Salamander from Belgium or the Danish  "The Killing" and  "Borgen" but we tend to struggle with subtitles after a day in the sun and a well "lubricated" supperwink and its also why we find reading better suited to the daytime.

brue replied on 25/02/2019 18:12

Posted on 25/02/2019 18:12

There's always QVC. laughing

I try to watch discovery type programmes, history, archaeology, nature etc.

Is Pointless on a never ending loop? I can't work it out and keep recognising contestants I've seen before! wink

redface replied on 25/02/2019 19:18

Posted on 25/02/2019 19:18

I would like to transfer stuff from my PVR (Humax) onto my laptop(windows) for viewing whilst away.

Have not been able to find any App that would do that.

Has any one any clues as to how to go about it, other than taking the PVR along for the ride?