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4. Television

March 6th, 2012

This week, myself and the husky manslice that is A Mighty Fine Blog's Edwin Davies talk TV. We discuss this year's Oscars telecast, have a bit of a chat about Sidney Lumet's Network, discuss the sheer idiocy of the short lived Ferris Bueller TV show and the Star Wars Holiday Special and then round things up with an in depth discussion about the current golden age of television.

WARNING: This podcast contains the phrase 'un-subtitled Wookie Jargon'.

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  • Rory

    Thoughts: Network ain’t all that (clunky clunky “real-life ain’t like television” dialogue, and an unconvincing uninteresting relationship at the centre), and I shall not hear such slander taken against The Truman Show, which I always considered more “what if” than “what will”. I would also add Party Down to the list of must-see US television comedy.

    But what really gets me is just how difficult it is to see most of these shows in the UK. Only one season of Community and one of It’s Always Sunny… on DVD in this country, and no Parks & Rec or Louie release at all. And if they do ever appear on TV, it’s on some peculiar digital channel no one pays attention to and it’s been and gone with minimal fanfare.

    Mar 10, 2012 at 6:35 am