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I've been plunging the depths of "reality tv" and have been watching Selling Sunset and Below Deck. Selling Sunset is about an estate agency in Hollywood selling ridiculously awesome houses, which unlike London i can see why they cost what they do. Its all (gorgepus) women agents and theres some next level cattyness for sure. 

 

Below Deck is about crew of luxury yachts and the shenanigans involved and its hard to explain other than social dynamics.

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On 08/06/2020 at 09:28, Art Vandelay said:

Massive fan of any format that has been sold to Australia. Masterchef is clearly the king and about a million times better than the UK one. It seems to be on every single day of the week for 2 hours so it's impossible to keep up with, and the rules and challenges are over complicated to the point where I'm not sure anyone knows what's going on. I think the short arse host is now a national pariah and the other two flounced off with him so no idea what the latest series is like though. Their ridiculousness is 90% of the fun.

 

 


My Kitchen Rules is like Masterchef Australia but better. Though I do ducking love it when the Masterchef hosts are all “in front of you are 36 identical closhes, when you open them you will find a number carved into a fruit. You will be cooking with that fruit unless the number is prime and it’s a citrus fruit, in which case you draw a card from the deck of mayhem”. 

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Making The Cut is like a weird american version of Sewing Bee, presented by Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn (who is lovely). It's full of delicious pretentiousness, with some actual talent from a few, and some anti-talent from others (one can't even sew). Naomi Campbell is a judge, haha.

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Its a bloody awful show - the Irish presenter is hateful and walks in every house like she owns it, the irish bloke architect in his sandals is a total conman who tries to stick working man club bench seats in EVERY house.

 

Plus its so drawn out, its a 30m show dragged out to an hour - the nadir being the hour spent on doing somebodies hallway.

 

On the plus side the lady architect is very practical and great

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I think I now actively despise the presenter. Always sneering and needling and ganging up with the other architect on poor delicate Robert. I feel like he must finish filming, calmly make his way to his little island and then scream into the sky until he’s hoarse.

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Netflix have added some seasons of Masterchef and while I never watched it on the BBC it's turned into a bit of a thing for me to watch when I just want to lay on the couch and not engage my brain too much.

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On 09/06/2020 at 07:34, Jammy said:


I was quite put out that if you record the current series at the 9pm showing on UK History Channel, they’ve edited out Doug’s tests of the finalists’ blades. Luckily they’ve not done it with the midnight/1am broadcast.

??? 

 

Another one for Forged in Fire here.

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On 10/06/2020 at 12:45, Ry said:

I love all these antique shows. 

 

There's a new one called bidding wars or something which I'm enjoying. 

 

No shame!

The Bidding Room? Love it. Like a charity shop version of Dragons' Den.

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Bridalplasty. That's all I need to say. It's... horrific.

 

With the extra added bonus of (spoilers about one of the contestants)

Spoiler

One of the contestants was later murdered (name in next spoiler)

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Lisa-Marie

 

 

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On 28/06/2020 at 09:47, Mawdlin said:

Outback Opal Hunters. False cliffhangers all the way plus they only ever make enough money to cover expenses, but this feeds into my hobby of metal detecting.

I watch this with my dad and we both love it. In the latest series the young guys sold a pineapple opal for $350kAUS. Opals are bloody gorgeous, way more interesting than gold. The thing with these mining shows is the repeated use of the same animations and explantions which are tedious after a while.

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I've skimmed through this thread and haven't seen a mention for Death in paradise. This is really surprising. 

 

I've been watching Due south and now Crazy like a fox on the Sony channel in the the mornings since lockdown started last year as the news was too depressing 

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Glad Wheeler Dealers is getting some love. I'm not sure I even really like cars, but I like the show immensely. 

 

Good lord, I am in the grip of Married at First Sight Australia again. I'm not sure this series is quite as good as the drama is now overtly manufactured, but it's still compelling television. Huge amount of respect for the lady who shouted 'King Dingaling' at another person with absolute sincerity too. Also, looking forward to the next series as apparently the male expert John threatens to walk when he discovers a groom put a bit of jobby on his betrothed's toothbrush. 

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I think when they announced a little drinks event or something to mark the mid point of the experiment and we were already 25 episodes in I just rolled over and accepted my fate. Saying that, there's been some mad rooters on this series and they're not shy about telling everyone, so it's obviously been great. Especially the girl who tenderly took from her desperately shy husband what cannot be given back, then moved swiftly to a bit of cheeky strangulation and trying to sort a partner swapping fuck fest for them. Must be all the sun.

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1 minute ago, The Hierophant said:

What channel can I watch this on please? My six year old will love this.  

 

It's on BLAZE TV, according to their website you can "WATCH ONLINE, MOBILE, FREEVIEW 63, SKY 164, FREESAT 162 AND VIRGIN 216"

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