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« Reply #3075 on: January 03, 2024, 05:34:33 PM »

What's more, in those situations they virtually always have subtitles on.
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« Reply #3076 on: January 03, 2024, 06:21:45 PM »

That is nothing compared to the apparently now universal practice of putting some semi-spoilers at the beginning of a tv programme. (And sometimes full spoilers from previous episodes, without any regard for viewers who haven't seen them yet).

Viewers of "Fake or Fortune" know how the show goes. They don't need to see, first of all, segments of previous shows, depicting hopefuls getting fortuned or facked. They also don't need to see, in advance, bits of the show they have chosen to watch, as if, they have such a short attention span, that they might turn off if not assured that they are going to be presented with the kind of twists and turns they have come to expect.

And don't get me started on golf. I am watching the abc masters which is taking place at the same time as the xyz open. I will watch the highlights of the xyz open later. Or would have done, if the presenter of the abc masters hadn't interrupted the coverage of the event he is being paid to present, to tell me what was happening at the xyz open. What the actual fuck? Does he think that there are people in the world who are watching and who desperately want to know what is going on at the xyz open and have no way to find out?

On a lighter TV note - "Bob Monkhouse:The Last Stand" on iplayer was pretty good I thought.
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« Reply #3077 on: January 03, 2024, 07:37:52 PM »

Don't get me started David, spoilers piss me off more than anything else in the known universe.

I put a film on and we are instantly in the middle of a very dramatic scene, two minutes in it cuts to some mundane stuff with the caption, "Six weeks earlier..."

American TV before the commercial break, or sometimes randomly during the programme..

PREVIOUSLY! (Shows you what you have just seen at the start)

NOW! (Shows you what you were watching seconds before they interrupted you)  

Next! (Shows you what you are going to see immediately after the interruption)



Football.

Can't watch any live match without the commentator "Updating" you with the scores from the other matches.
Even MOTD isn't safe, Lineker, Who I love BTW, can't help himself. "Next it's Newcastle v Chelsea, Shearer is a bit more cheerful this week..."

12 Marines go on a secret mission in the new blockbuster movie One Came Back.

Any reality show like Air Crash Investigation or 24 Hours in Police Custody show a 5 minute highlight reel with all the best bits before the start. Its gotten so bad that I only watch things on catchup so that I can fast forward to the start proper, but its still hit and miss.


The foreword or prologue to books are to be avoided like the plague.

Desmond's Diversion.

Prologue.

"Desmond is my best friend and my hero, I can't imagine where he found the strength to kill that tiger and then walk naked through 250 miles of dense jungle. I think he would have died from the malaria if he hadn't been rescued and nursed back to health by the Werdafukawi tribe. Desmond now lives in Swaffham with his partner Jayden.

I can thoroughly recommend this suspense-filled book.

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« Reply #3078 on: January 03, 2024, 08:13:16 PM »

Banners are so you can see the news on TVs playing in pubs, airports etc with the sound down I reckon

That can't be right though Glen. Put 1% of viewers before the other 99%?

Bloody minorities
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« Reply #3079 on: January 05, 2024, 01:05:27 PM »

So here's a perfect example. This otherwise excellent documentary spends the first 5 minutes and 48 seconds telling and showing you exactly how the child snatcher was caught, and then...


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I mean, what the actual fuck?
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« Reply #3080 on: January 05, 2024, 01:07:56 PM »

So we've seen how it ends, now we move to this...


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« Reply #3081 on: January 05, 2024, 01:34:06 PM »

How can it possibly make sense to spoil it like that?

If I could find out who was responsible for that decision I would definitely make every effort to contact them to ask for an explanation.
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« Reply #3082 on: January 05, 2024, 02:09:09 PM »

Alternatively I could manage without an explanation if I could just kick him in the bollocks.
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« Reply #3083 on: January 05, 2024, 02:09:44 PM »

Assuming gender there, my bad.
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« Reply #3084 on: January 05, 2024, 04:01:20 PM »


Down with this sort of thing!

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« Reply #3085 on: January 05, 2024, 05:24:45 PM »

How can it possibly make sense to spoil it like that?

If I could find out who was responsible for that decision I would definitely make every effort to contact them to ask for an explanation.

Surely this is a good thing?

I get to find out the ending in 5 minutes; so instead of watching 11 hours TV, I can sit outside in a cold car whilst my daughter has loads of fun.  Where do I find the first 5 minutes? 

Beats losing several million to the poker bots anyway.


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« Reply #3086 on: January 05, 2024, 06:52:51 PM »

How can it possibly make sense to spoil it like that?

If I could find out who was responsible for that decision I would definitely make every effort to contact them to ask for an explanation.

Surely this is a good thing?

I get to find out the ending in 5 minutes






Perhaps you're right. I'll try your theory out on a few cinema queues and report back.
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« Reply #3087 on: January 05, 2024, 10:15:44 PM »

How can it possibly make sense to spoil it like that?

If I could find out who was responsible for that decision I would definitely make every effort to contact them to ask for an explanation.

Surely this is a good thing?

I get to find out the ending in 5 minutes






Perhaps you're right. I'll try your theory out on a few cinema queues and report back.

Please remember to film it and post it here too Roll Eyes
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