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Old 22.07.2013, 15:32
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I disagree - that's easy to say and I've heard people saying it every decade for the last 3 or 4. The amount of money being spent on particularly US TV at the moment is comparable with Hollywood budgets and the quality or production, acting and writing is there to be seen.

It may not be to your taste of course - but the on demand TV industry is catching and I predict will overtake Hollywood in the next 10 years as people start to "consume" their visual entertainment differently
Yeah, with the same holes in the storyline that the likes of Steven Spielberg and George Lucus produce. That said, some old stuff had just as many holes, but it goes to show that the writers haven't learned from previous mistakes. But budget has never equalled quality and throwing money at something doesn't make it good. Of course, there hasn't been a movie I've wanted to bother to go and see for, oh about 10 years or more. So if TV is heading in the same direction my viewing will be even more restricted. Good thing I like horse racing, otherwise the TV would never be on.
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Old 22.07.2013, 15:37
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Of course, there hasn't been a movie I've wanted to bother to go and see for, oh about 10 years or more. Good thing I like horse racing, otherwise the TV would never be on.
It could be that you stopped belonging to the target market
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Old 22.07.2013, 16:13
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Of course, but if a film is good enough your age, gender, etc, shouldn't matter as it should have something that appeals to everyone. I remember being disappointed that I wasn't old enough to see "Ben Hur", "Cleopatra" and "Lawrence of Arabia" when they were released at the cinema and felt very grown up when I was old enough to see "Taming of the Shrew" and "A Man For All Seasons." It didn't matter that I was too young or barely old enough to see them, I wanted to which is what any good/great film should make you feel.

Also, limiting yourself to a target group simply means you're effectively limiting the appeal of your film/programme by doing so as there will always be more people outside your target group than in it. TV audiences are dropping not only because of more programmes to choose from, good or bad, and ways to watch but also because programmes back in the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s weren't particularly aimed at one group of people; they were meant to appeal to the whole family/group.
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Old 23.07.2013, 14:00
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I really liked "Top of the Lake" I also like "orphan black"

"Suits" and "Necessary Roughness" are back.
Tatiana Maslany (the lead actress from "Orphan Black") is a ridiculous talent. I predict big things for her.

"Top of the Lake" is brilliant so far. Matt Mitcham is the don.
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Old 23.07.2013, 20:32
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Of course, but if a film is good enough your age, gender, etc, shouldn't matter as it should have something that appeals to everyone. I remember being disappointed that I wasn't old enough to see "Ben Hur", "Cleopatra" and "Lawrence of Arabia" when they were released at the cinema and felt very grown up when I was old enough to see "Taming of the Shrew" and "A Man For All Seasons." It didn't matter that I was too young or barely old enough to see them, I wanted to which is what any good/great film should make you feel.

Also, limiting yourself to a target group simply means you're effectively limiting the appeal of your film/programme by doing so as there will always be more people outside your target group than in it. TV audiences are dropping not only because of more programmes to choose from, good or bad, and ways to watch but also because programmes back in the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s weren't particularly aimed at one group of people; they were meant to appeal to the whole family/group.

Not all great movies appeal to all audiences, nor should they.

There are certain movies, new and old, that are generally though of as "great movies" that I have no interest in watching as they don't appeal to me. Lawrence of Arabia and Ben Hur (an the rest of the movies you mentioned) being perfect examples. Apocalypse and anything by Fellini are others. I can certainly understand the merits of them. But never plan on watching them, ever. And vice versa. I'm sure there are great movies that I love that wouldn't appeal to you.

As for TV, we are most definitely in the New Golden Age of television. There have never been better shows out there as there are now. They are still fiction however. So at some point you need to suspend disbelief and just go with it. Of course, that's true for movies as well.

Budgets are not the only thing that is making TV great. The best writers are moving away from film where they are stifled by the Hollywood system, have little creative control and are limited in time leaving little room for depth and character development. Many excellent hollywood directors, producers and actors are working in TV these days.

"TV" watching is certainly not in decline. What is in decline are the big networks as people move to premium channels where you'll find best shows, not to mention the TV itself is being replaced by tablets and the like. Most traditional networks are playing reality TV and variety shows and they are seeing declining numbers.

Don't even want to talk about the movie industry..... Movies these days are really suffering from sequel fever, risk-adversitis and other plagues.
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Old 23.07.2013, 20:38
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Tatiana Maslany (the lead actress from "Orphan Black") is a ridiculous talent. I predict big things for her.

"Top of the Lake" is brilliant so far. Matt Mitcham is the don.
We've recorded "Top of the Lake", looking forward to watching it.
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I'm enjoying the White Queen series at the moment.
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Intelligence
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Almost Human
Marvel Agents of SHIELD
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True Detective: anyone checked it out yet? looks very promising. HBO does it again and who knew, Matthew McConaughey can actually act!



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Just finished up to the mid-break of Season 4 of The Walking Dead... harrowing yet epic.
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Didn't see it in the thread, and it's done now, but can't be missed.

The Thick of It.


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Intelligence
Killer Women
Almost Human
Marvel Agents of SHIELD

The 4 year old "Intelligence" from Canada is very good, the USA version not so much.

Justified is back.

Being Mary Jane from BET is good. (Love her house)
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Peter Capaldi fans - The Musketeers starts this coming Sunday at 9pm on BBC1.
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Americans is back soon for the second series -Kerri Russel is just one wholesome chick.

Hostage is not bad either.
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Peter Capaldi fans - The Musketeers starts this coming Sunday at 9pm on BBC1.
Looks good, used to love Dogtanian. Filmed in Czechoslovakia I believe.
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Looks good, used to love Dogtanian. Filmed in Czechoslovakia I believe.
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house of cards season 2 back in month 14-FEB

one of the best ever if you like the genre
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