What don't you get?

Old Dec 10th 2013, 9:24 am
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Default What don't you get?

What TV shows, comedians, films etc do you 'not get', or just don't find remotely amusing, yet are seemingly popular and other people like?

My list includes:

Lee Evans
Harry Hill
Withnail & I
Mr Bean
Mrs Brown's Boys
Anything with Adam Sandler
Judd Apatow films
The Goons

(I reserve the right to add to this.)
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Old Dec 10th 2013, 9:27 am
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increasingly anything that's deemed as popular
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1 - Last of the Summer Wine
2 - Last of the Summer Wine
3 - Last of the Summer Wine
4 - why Kevin Costner is so unpopular (Dances With Wolves, JFK, and the incomparable Field Of Dreams, plus a few others, ensure him a place among the greats) [EDIT - forgot to add Thirteen Days - brilliant movie abut the Cuban missile crisis]
5 - ditto Nicolas Cage (Raising Arizona, Kick-Ass, and that weird-but-brilliant New Orleans Port: Bad Lieutenant jobby, plus a few others) [EDIT - did I mention Face/Off???]

[OK - they may not be Olivier and Gielgud, nor even Pacino and de Niro, but they were perfectly cast for those and other movies]

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Only Fools and Horses - only fools and idiots find that shit funny.
Russell Peters - I think that's his name, American/Australian/Indian or something, all his jokes are about being Indian and they're all shit.
TOWIE / Made in Chelsea / Geordie Shore etc - *****.

Mushrooms, Tomato, Tuna - Eurgh. Nothing to get, I just think they're all rancid.

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Originally Posted by Scamp View Post
Only Fools and Horses - only fools and idiots find that shit funny.
Russell Peters - I think that's his name, American/Australian/Indian or something, all his jokes are about being Indian and they're all shit.
TOWIE / Made in Chelsea / Geordie Shore etc - *****.

Mushrooms, Tomato, Tuna - Eurgh. Nothing to get, I just think they're all rancid.
"Mushrooms, Tomato, Tuna"??? That was a brilliant movie - are you mad????
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Originally Posted by The Dean View Post
"Mushrooms, Tomato, Tuna"??? That was a brilliant movie - are you mad????
Do I need to google that? Imagine if it was a film and was shit.
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Originally Posted by The Dean View Post
"Mushrooms, Tomato, Tuna"??? That was a brilliant movie - are you mad????
Nic Cage was a great mushroom. Perfect for his range...
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Default Re: What don't you get?

The Office, though now I've become a bit more desensitised to the cringe factor
Any reality show
especially singing ones
In the League of Gentlemen scared me
Onesies
Teenage girls slpping on the makeup
Orange fake tan
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So far nothing to disagree with. To add to the list, I nominate Michael Macintyre ( sp?) He is as funny as a burning orphanage.
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I with Scamp on Towie etc, I don't get Sarah Millican which is odd as she is from my home town, nor do I get Miranda who just isn't funny. Harry Hill is a pain in the arse. BUT I do love Mrs Brown's Boys.
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He is as funny as a burning orphanage.
I really shouldn't have laughed at that.
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Originally Posted by The Dean View Post
1 - Last of the Summer Wine
2 - Last of the Summer Wine
3 - Last of the Summer Wine
4 - why Kevin Costner is so unpopular (Dances With Wolves, JFK, and the incomparable Field Of Dreams, plus a few others, ensure him a place among the greats) [EDIT - forgot to add Thirteen Days - brilliant movie abut the Cuban missile crisis]
5 - ditto Nicolas Cage (Raising Arizona, Kick-Ass, and that weird-but-brilliant New Orleans Port: Bad Lieutenant jobby, plus a few others) [EDIT - did I mention Face/Off???]

[OK - they may not be Olivier and Gielgud, nor even Pacino and de Niro, but they were perfectly cast for those and other movies]
Has Costner made any bad movies? I don't recall any? Maybe not all brilliant, but anything bad?

Apart from just a couple by Cage (eg Raising Arizona), I can't decide whether its because he seems to be playing the same character in each, or whether that's an illusion caused by him wearing the same expression in each. Is it because he's just not "attractive" (lacking in charisma?)?

I don't get Mrs Brown's Boys. I found it as funny (albeit not as depressing) as the Likely Lads, an episode of which I tried to watch on Gold the other night--it was at least 10 minutes before they even tried to raise a laugh, and when they did it was so, so lame that I gave up. God we must have been bored then.
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
Has Costner made any bad movies? I don't recall any? Maybe not all brilliant, but anything bad?
I saw one where he had shagged three generations of women in the one family, grandmother, mother and daughter. With an added hint of incest about the daughter.
While that sounds like a can't lose premise for a movie, it really was shit.

Edit to say, looked it up and the movie is called Rumour Has It

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I with Scamp on Towie etc, I don't get Sarah Millican which is odd as she is from my home town, nor do I get Miranda who just isn't funny. Harry Hill is a pain in the arse. BUT I do love Mrs Brown's Boys.
Agree on Millican and Miranda. They're not funny.

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I really shouldn't have laughed at that.
Nor me...
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Has Costner made any bad movies? I don't recall any? Maybe not all brilliant, but anything bad?
Waterworld?
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