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A new Series, "The Widow", started on ITV last night, (8/4/19), but I found, with the way the story leapt-about too distracting to follow.

Eventually, after watching nearly half of it with the inevitable "3 years earlier" Scene, I gave-up and turned-over to watch the "History Chanel".

I find most "Modern" dramas with the way there are many different "story-lines", in them, too distracting to follow.

Is it just me find this method of presentation distracting or do others find them the same? Phil
 

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A new Series, "The Widow", started on ITV last night, (8/4/19), but I found, with the way the story leapt-about too distracting to follow.

Eventually, after watching nearly half of it with the inevitable "3 years earlier" Scene, I gave-up and turned-over to watch the "History Chanel".

I find most "Modern" dramas with the way there are many different "story-lines", in them, too distracting to follow.

Is it just me find this method of presentation distracting or do others find them the same? Phil
But surely that was at least 3 years earlier too? (Jester)
 

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Me too.

And not merely with drama.

I tried to follow the recent "Race Across The World" (only because Mrs BY found it fascinating) and found it hopelessly distracting in the way that it was presented, jumping from scene to scene and cir***stance to cir***stance, second by second.

Arguing and pleading with booking clerks in various forms of transport lost its appeal to me at the age of about eighteen. The realities were bad enough, without seeking to stage (or watch) any re-run for pleasure!
 

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Watching "The Missing" a number of years ago, the only way you could tell what time period you were in was to check out the main character, Julian Baptiste, and see whether he had a beard or a limp or both!!
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No, Phil, it's not you lad. I've given up watching the telly, I don't have enough 'grey cells' to comprehend these modern things, instead I shout at the telly, especially the politicians, far more satisfying.....(Jester)
 

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Right on Phil,too many flash backs, at times I have no idea where the plot is going. Been watching some old Roman and Knights series, never seen so much porn on tv as full frontal on men and women. Picked up some new words to use such as Wicking and Plowing for having sex.
 

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It'snot just " Drama "- do***entaries are full of rubbish.

The latest by David Attenborough is typical - blaming walrii falling off cliff on CAGW when they were being chased by polar bears.....
 

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The latest by David Attenborough is typical - blaming walrii falling off cliff on CAGW when they were being chased by polar bears.....
Silly boy. Don't you know that Global Warming (and its Greenhouse Gases) is invisible to the naked eye? That's why the polar bears and the walruses were fleeing but the TV cameras couldn't pick it up.

Are there no real scientists on this forum?
 

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Just like 'in another place' it's a case of the modern day polar bears not being a patch on their fathers and grandfathers.
Attenborough, et al, keep going on about how today's arctic polar bears are going hungry. It should be obvious that if they just got off their fat behinds and made any sort of effort they'd find that there are plenty of penguins in Antarctica.

I blame it on their being mollycoddled instead of roughing it like we had to .
 

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Posts #8 9 & 10. It was in Black & White 405 lines in those days Hans & Lottie Hass under water. Armand & Michaela Denis in Africa never use to miss them if possible
 

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Have been watching the BBC drama "Mother Father Son" starring Richard Geer as the father . He doesn't seem to fit the story somehow, even his acting style seems at odds with the British ones.
Give me the good old Pommy yarn from Family at War through to Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax , the Grafters, Cold feet and the like .
Fiction sure but there is always a realness about most U K drama productions.
What has happened to Robson Green anyway , Is he still catching fish?

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Robson Green has been on the telly over here recently. Showing us all , how tough REAL Australians are, who live out in the bush.
 

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I leave the room at 9 every evening (the watershed time). TV companies take this as a permit to show dramas full of sex, violence, swearing etc, as if this makes the programmes more entertaining. Mrs Ken on the other hand will watch anything from Peppa Pig upwards, so I just leave her to it.
 

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Have been watching the BBC drama "Mother Father Son" starring Richard Geer as the father . He doesn't seem to fit the story somehow, even his acting style seems at odds with the British ones.
Give me the good old Pommy yarn from Family at War through to Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax , the Grafters, Cold feet and the like .
Fiction sure but there is always a realness about most U K drama productions.
What has happened to Robson Green anyway , Is he still catching fish?

Bob
Mr R Green has recently been doing a travel program in OZ. Betting in typical aussie fashion on crabs in a circle who have numbers painted on their backs. I think the one he betted on actually came first.
 

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Just like 'in another place' it's a case of the modern day polar bears not being a patch on their fathers and grandfathers.
Attenborough, et al, keep going on about how today's arctic polar bears are going hungry. It should be obvious that if they just got off their fat behinds and made any sort of effort they'd find that there are plenty of penguins in Antarctica.

I blame it on their being mollycoddled instead of roughing it like we had to .
No, the Polar Bears aren't snowflakes at all. They don't eat penguins, because they have great difficulty in removing the wrappers. (Jester)

(Coat on, heading for the door...)
 

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No, the Polar Bears aren't snowflakes at all. They don't eat penguins, because they have great difficulty in removing the wrappers. (Jester)

(Coat on, heading for the door...)
I wonder if polar bears ate the now extinct original penguins otherwise pengwyns { Cymraeg white top.} otherwise known as the great auk.

ATB


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Just like 'in another place' it's a case of the modern day polar bears not being a patch on their fathers and grandfathers.
Attenborough, et al, keep going on about how today's arctic polar bears are going hungry. It should be obvious that if they just got off their fat behinds and made any sort of effort they'd find that there are plenty of penguins in Antarctica.

I blame it on their being mollycoddled instead of roughing it like we had to .
Where have I heard that before, think there was a reference to bikes as well?
Davie
 
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