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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Bren, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    Using Netflix instead of cable for time-killing while I eat lunch, I watch a few British TV series that we don't see on cable. What I have found is that it is a very disturbing and depressing look at what they have become and what we are headed for, especially in terms of liberal bias and PC.

    Currently, I have "Ultimate Force" on - the British version of The Unit, about an SAS troop doing law-enforcement and counter-terrorism missions. In each episode it gets more and more ridiculous that 100% of the bad guys are white (not even a minority member on teams of armed robbers) and where politics are an issue, they are 100% right wing. This is for 2 seasons, so far. White supremacists, anti-globalists, religious nuts, eastern Europeans, even the French army in 1 episode. Are they really so PC that they are required to pretend their criminals and terrorist are all white christians?

    On top of that, their soldiers, from one of the most highly trained and disciplined units in the world, are portrayed as bloodthirsty cavemen, thieves and thugs - do the Irish write this stuff?

    This is a step beyong the post-apocalyptic "Survivors" where only the evil people used guns, even in a woerld with no government, and the good people got by sharing and being nice and depending on luck and the good will of the bad guys with guns.

    British TV is pretty disturbing in a subtle way.
     
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  2. HollowHead

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    Moonshiners.
    Swamp People.
    Honey Boo Boo.

    UK television doesn't look so bad afterall... HH
     

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    I don't understand your point about Swamp People.
    I think that show portrays gator hunters in a positive light.
    You got salt of the earth types making a living from the land.
     
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  5. Bren

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    Honestly, if given a choice between idiotic redneck and weak, spineless liberal, I'd be less embarrassed by the idiotic rednecks.

    I like Sherlock, although Sherlock and Watson get away with a lot more gunplay than is realistic for the UK. Did the Army just let Watson keep that Sig as a souvenir? Actually, of the 6 Sherlock episodes/movies I like the first 4, but after the one with Irene Adler, the next couple were a let-down. Haven't seen season 3 yet.

    I thought Copper was American. I also like it.

    I don't like Law & Order in any version, least of all the UK version. It does comply with the Bamber Act (apparently there is a Royal decree that all British series have to have Jamie Bamber in the cast).

    Don't like Dr. Who.
     
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    Hasn't been filmed yet if I understand Right. Sherlock and Watson are working on The Hobbit.
     
  7. fowl intent

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    Sorry I can't back up your political view of British Television. I stumbled on one of their sitcoms, "Doc Martin" and I think it may be the best written and acted television I have ever seen. I have watched all 40+ episodes on Netflix, and wish there were more.
     
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    Does their 80 year old CO use their wives as spies too?

    The Unit :rofl:
     
  9. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    French Army?

    Who did they send in to take them out? An 8 yr old girl? :rofl:
     
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    This thread is wierder than the one where Bren got so worked up about a song the BBC wouldn't play in the 1950s.
     
  11. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    They're British - the French nearly kicked their a&&es.
     
  12. Batesmotel

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    Created by Craig Ferguson. He is much deeper than his TV show.
     
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    Batesmotel: have you watched any of the episodes? If so, what is your opinion?
     
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    GeorgiaGlocker Ezekiel 33:11

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    I perfer the older Brit shows such as:

    Are You Being Served?
    Keeping Up Apperances
    As Time Goes By
    Doc Martin
     
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    A few. Very good writing and production. A bit slow in a typical british way. I just haven't seen enough to know all the characters and back stories. I may watch more now I found it on Netflix instant watch.
     
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    Classics, BTW Red Dwarf is back.
     
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    Love Red Dwarf. Loved Monty Python, Reginald Perrin, Benny Hill but those would be considered too un-PC to air I guess thats why I bought the DVDS! Ha.
     
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    Just scored The Young Ones DVD box. Great stuff! HH
     
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    Guys! Guys! One of Vivian's socks has escaped! :rofl:
     
  20. The Fist Of Goodness

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    I am halfway through the Ultimate Force series too. I concur on the political view points. The action sequences are pretty cheesy too.

    The Intel chick is pretty hot, though.