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American or Brit TV? - cahillwilsaveus - 03-30-2009 12:27 PM

Who do you think does the best telly now? I think that the yanks are miles ahead of us in comedies, drama, Sci-Fi etc.... Even though we still produce some great stuff e.g. Gavin and Stacey, documentaries etc... we've fallen behind them in recent years. Do you agree?


RE: American or Brit TV? - The Class of a Jag - 03-30-2009 12:39 PM

Not keen on a lot of american tv personally, but the Simpsons is in my opinion one of the greatest shows of all time which I dont think can be bettered.

We do some good stuff as well though like Peep Show (and Mitchell and Webb look same poeple), the Office (the American version was f***ing awful), Gavin and Stacey I even like two pints of Larger and a packet of crisps!!


RE: American or Brit TV? - cahillwilsaveus - 03-30-2009 12:46 PM

(03-30-2009 12:39 PM)The Class of a Jag Wrote:  Not keen on a lot of american tv personally, but the Simpsons is in my opinion one of the greatest shows of all time which I dont think can be bettered.

We do some good stuff as well though like Peep Show (and Mitchell and Webb look same poeple), the Office (the American version was f***ing awful), Gavin and Stacey I even like two pints of Larger and a packet of crisps!!

The thing about american telly is that you can't swear and some subjects are still taboo so the writers have to be really clever to get around this. On our telly anything goes, so some programes like "Two pints of lager, graham norton, M&W etc... is just swearing and sex!!! It's become to easy for any idiot to get there scripts accepted nowadays!!! Brit comedy died when they allowed all the swearing and sex to be on national telly imo!!!!


RE: American or Brit TV? - The Class of a Jag - 03-30-2009 12:58 PM

I dont think 2 pints isnt just swearing for the sake of it though, cos I dont like it when comedians seem to do it all the time.

The people who write the Simpsons get round the swearing thing really well and its superbly done, South Park can also be brilliant but can also be really rubbish.


RE: American or Brit TV? - E_F_C - (Blueboys5) - 03-30-2009 01:13 PM

Can't beat of American porn........but Brits are dirtyer! So got to go with the Brits!!!


RE: American or Brit TV? - cahillwilsaveus - 03-30-2009 06:02 PM

We can't do anything like, The Soprano's, BSG, The Wire, The West Wing etc...!!!F_doh


RE: American or Brit TV? - school_of_science - 03-30-2009 06:54 PM

South Park is immense, not just swearing and taboo, but the best satire I've seen in years whilst also being plain silly.

There are some great British comedies, Gavin and Stacey, Not Going Out, The Inbetweeners, Peep Show etc. In fact if you keep away from BBC3 (bar Gavin & Stacey) you're OK.

The yanks out do us on the big dramatic shows, except Morse of course, sitting around drinking tea, someone dies, drink more tea, murder solved, drink more tea, Morse dies, Lewis has a little cry over a cup of tea, GENIUS!


RE: American or Brit TV? - Yalides - 03-30-2009 07:11 PM

American TV is absolute shite interposed with ads. Their comedy is as funny as catching your knob in the door, it isn,t. There are no ugly fat birds in TV sitcom, this from a nation of fat ugly mingers. Their films are all about how they win wars when we all know how they get their asses kicked most of the time. They got a President who doesn,t know his ass from his elbow. Yanks are tosspots who should stay in the land of the free...... haha.


RE: American or Brit TV? - EverBlue - 03-30-2009 08:13 PM

the only 2 good American programmes are Two and a Half Men and The Simpsons, apart from that there all shite

Give me Only Fools and Horses any day of the week Smile


RE: American or Brit TV? - Yalides - 03-30-2009 08:17 PM

(03-30-2009 08:13 PM)EverBlue Wrote:  the only 2 good American programmes are Two and a Half Men and The Simpsons, apart from that there all shite

Give me Only Fools and Horses any day of the week Smile

SSig_agreed