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I've got sucked into watching something on CH4 with two teams building a 'bridge' out of bamboo in vietnam to reach an Island about 1000 feet from the mainland.   The team who gets there first wins £200K - but only one of the team(of 8 folk) will win the £200K

Difficult really to describe it without sounding like its just a mad dream.   Its utterly pointless but some of it is brutal.

Spoiler alert if yer watching

Last night, with about three quarters of the bridge done.  The team members were offered £25K on the spot to leave the competition early.    To put in context this had been literally days of cutting bamboo, tying it together with rope, and putting it together as bridge in the sea  -from dusk til dawn. Sleeping in a basic camp, poor food etc.  Not fun basically. 

Pros for leaving -well they get £25K  and get away from the hell of it all

cons -they leave a team they have been part of for the past week, built up friendships so ultimately leave tthem high and dry,  and of course the person leaving  wont be able to claim any of the £200K prize.

One team stood firm and no one left.

The other team, a few of them wanted to go so it came to a vote.  The 'winner' was this Welsh lad who appears to have some financial issues so the guaranteed £25K  would "change his life".  As he walked out the camp he got to a box with the money. However there was a caveat that he would only get the money if he smashed up 6 pieces of their bridge.   Funny as f*ck.  The guys walking away and they are all waving, he gets given an axe and starts smashing up the bridge - it then cuts back to the camp who can see him in the distance "what's he doing....?"

Total bullsh*t TV but I must admit I love reality programmes where the people in them getting royally f*cked over. 

 

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6 hours ago, fuzzydunlop said:

I've got sucked into watching something on CH4 with two teams building a 'bridge' out of bamboo in vietnam to reach an Island about 1000 feet from the mainland.   The team who gets there first wins £200K - but only one of the team(of 8 folk) will win the £200K

Difficult really to describe it without sounding like its just a mad dream.   Its utterly pointless but some of it is brutal.

Spoiler alert if yer watching

Last night, with about three quarters of the bridge done.  The team members were offered £25K on the spot to leave the competition early.    To put in context this had been literally days of cutting bamboo, tying it together with rope, and putting it together as bridge in the sea  -from dusk til dawn. Sleeping in a basic camp, poor food etc.  Not fun basically. 

Pros for leaving -well they get £25K  and get away from the hell of it all

cons -they leave a team they have been part of for the past week, built up friendships so ultimately leave tthem high and dry,  and of course the person leaving  wont be able to claim any of the £200K prize.

One team stood firm and no one left.

The other team, a few of them wanted to go so it came to a vote.  The 'winner' was this Welsh lad who appears to have some financial issues so the guaranteed £25K  would "change his life".  As he walked out the camp he got to a box with the money. However there was a caveat that he would only get the money if he smashed up 6 pieces of their bridge.   Funny as f*ck.  The guys walking away and they are all waving, he gets given an axe and starts smashing up the bridge - it then cuts back to the camp who can see him in the distance "what's he doing....?"

Total bullsh*t TV but I must admit I love reality programmes where the people in them getting royally f*cked over. 

 

Season 1 had everyone working as one team (some a lot harder than others) - the 2 competing teams is the new thing this year.

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16 hours ago, Boghead ranter said:

Season 1 had everyone working as one team (some a lot harder than others) - the 2 competing teams is the new thing this year.

ah i didnt know it had been on before.  Two teams probably makes it more interesting 

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On 24/06/2022 at 10:15, Boghead ranter said:

Aye, there was one done in the UK. Wales, I think.

Pretty sure it was the North of Scotland. 

Pretty meh tv show. Good if you're wanting something on without having to pay too much attention. 

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On 24/06/2022 at 00:07, Arch Stanton said:

I'm watching Taskmaster on All4. First two advert breaks are 4 fucking minutes and 20 seconds!!!

Although Taskmaster is one of the greatest programmes ever devised, All4 is such a hellish app. Makes you realise how good the iPlayer is.

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Murder in the Alps. 3 episodes on Channel 4 running from last night to Tuesday. Looks at the murder unsolved for last 10 years of the Surrey family and French cyclist who all go shot up a mountain road in the alps (expect the youngest kid). 
 

I’d followed the case anyway but I think you’ll see why the police are so stumped. 
 

Was it a hitman hired by the brother of the dad of the family? (He laughs heartily at the idea of killing his family in once creepy scene). Was the mum the target (her ex died on the same day)? Was it British secret service stopping the dad selling secret nuclear or satellite tech? Was the French cyclist the real target (his wealthy  in-laws took out a newspaper ad to say he was just an innocent passer by).


 

 

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3 hours ago, Shandön Par said:

Was it a hitman hired by the brother of the dad of the family? (He laughs heartily at the idea of killing his family in once creepy scene). Was the mum the target (her ex died on the same day)? Was it British secret service stopping the dad selling secret nuclear or satellite tech? Was the French cyclist the real target (his wealthy  in-laws took out a newspaper ad to say he was just an innocent passer by).

Road rage. The cyclist went through a red light, the father over-reacted and it all got out of hand.

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20 hours ago, Sarto Mutiny said:

Although Taskmaster is one of the greatest programmes ever devised, All4 is such a hellish app. Makes you realise how good the iPlayer is.

All4 is an abomination. iPlayer I’d way ahead but is still very poor compared to Netflix.

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2 minutes ago, Thorongil said:

iPlayer I’d way ahead but is still very poor compared to Netflix.

Really? I find iplayer far quicker and easier to navigate than Netflix.

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1 hour ago, welshbairn said:

Really? I find iplayer far quicker and easier to navigate than Netflix.

The problem with Iplayer is it only recommends like one show at a time, so if you want to watch first ministers questions you need to type out every single letter then select the second option because the Welsh donny comes up first. 

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8 hours ago, Albus Bulbasaur said:

The problem with Iplayer is it only recommends like one show at a time, so if you want to watch first ministers questions you need to type out every single letter then select the second option because the Welsh donny comes up first. 

I hate how it makes you do extra clicks. One to select the show and then another to start watching it. 

And I hate how you start a show and it tried to get you to watch a trailer for some other absolute bbc shite that they think we should all be watching.

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Disney Plus as well. An episode ends and it goes way, way into the end credits before you can press to watch the next episode. 

Though Apple TV+ is the worst for this. What a shambolic platform that is. I gave up on it.

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On 28/05/2022 at 01:54, BFTD said:

Stupidly, I decided to give episode 5 of that War of the Worlds thing a go. Seriously, there should be an award for shows where the least happens - this would win, easily. Highlight of this episode was a sex scene where two characters - young and supposedly in the first flush of attraction - had the most indifferent shag this side of a decades-old marriage. Thankfully several other characters pointed out that they were into each other in the run up, or I'd never have known.

I'm tempted to force myself to watch the last three episodes just to see if any aliens ever show up. I've a feeling it'll end with all the different groups of characters finally meeting up, shrugging at each other, and deciding to lie down and wait for the shitey robot dogs to poke them to death out of boredom.

Suffer for our art !

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55 minutes ago, Thorongil said:

Though Apple TV+ is the worst for this. What a shambolic platform that is. 

I think the issue with Apple TV is that there is (or was when I had a free trial) next to bugger all on it.  So they have to make big glossy icons that take up half the page, making it busy as f**k to disguise the lack of options. Just about whenever I found something I fancied watching... you had to pay an additional fee for it. If the screen just showed available films and television that were actually worth watching the display would be the size of a Gameboy screen.

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