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Top four most inane TV programmes

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Xenophon PCDGS

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Everyone must have a dislike for such trite rubbish so I thought a thread for website members would be a good idea to express their four most hated TV programmes.

Mine, in order of the ability to use the remote control or leave the room are:-
1)...Bargain Hunt
2)...Pointless
3)...Homes under the hammer
4)...Escape to the country
 
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Britains got talent
The X factor
Towie

Anything that involves food with some egotistical cook screaming. Shows about food now seem to be the BBC's main offering.
 
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1) Big Brother
2) Loose Women
3) Gogglebox
4) Come Dine With Me

EDIT - I would have added The Only Way Is Essex/Geordie Shore/Made in Chelsea, but they are so far off my radar, that I mostly manage to forget that they even exist.
 
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1 Anything with Davina McCall in it
2 Anything with Keith Lemon in it
3 Anything with Gok Wan in it.
4 Anything with Ant and Dec in it.
 

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Big Brother/Celebrity Big Brother
Jeremy Kyle
Endless talent shows
TOWIE/Made in Essex/Geordie Shore
 

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Cooking shows - boring as hell.
Award shows - ditto.
Reality shows - inane.
Tipping Point - what's the point?
 

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In true RailUK Forums fashion people cant count/dont understand the question/mention they live the dark ages by not owning a telly(yes Im looking at you MR Darlo :) )

However for Pauls pleasure im sat at home now just about to watch bargain hunt and shall spend the next 45 minutes sending him PMs about every single thing they buy and my opinion on it


Top 4
Made in Chelsea
The Chase
Eggheads
1000 heartbeats
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Tipping Point - what's the point?

Erm its a quiz show?
 
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In true RailUK Forums fashion people cant count/dont understand the question/mention they live the dark ages by not owning a telly(yes Im looking at you MR Darlo :) )

One finds the wireless to be so much more civilised and stimulating.
 

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I do like the world service on when at work or at night but apart from certain shows on certain stations im not fussed by it. Not that I really get to watch what I want on telly anyway so im normally in my music room instead :)
 

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I had to look twice at this posting, as my iconic writing style appears not to have fallen upon stony ground, but indeed appears to have lent itself to the education of others...:D

I can quite often tell the poster by the style of writing, without having looked at who it was. I was tricked by DarloRich's post.
 

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1, Pointless, worst "quiz" ever!
2, Breakfast, it's adverts and rubbish.
3, Can't Touch This, so bad you'd think it was on purpose.
4, Any Celebrity Reality/chat Shows.

Another thing that annoys me is the rise of 3-part series on BBC & ITV.
 

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Pretty much everything on on a Tuesday or Wednesday.

There are too many channels with the gruel spread too thinly.

My parents with freeview have something called Spike which is showing the original xfiles, yet my cable provider has eschewed this in favour of something called W whose main advertising claim seems to be that it shows repeats of Eastenders.

I'd like to watch Miss Marple which is on ITV Encore, yet all I have access to is Midsummer Murders on ITV3.

Everything that Sky makes that is worth watching is on Sky Atlantic which I don't have.

I will be ditching Virgin Media in favour of freeview, then at least I won't be paying stupid money for a load of channels that I don't want (and I'll still have BBC4 which is at least worth watching sometimes).
 

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The drivel in the morning (Heir Hunters, Homes under the Hammer, Bargain Hunt, Call the Council, Don't Get Dom Get Done...) is all just generally awful, but it does at least serve the purpose of sedating me after a night shift.

The four worst I would say are
1) All "Talent shows", because the format is dead, and there's rarely any actual talent involved. Special shout out to anything owned by Simon Cowell.
2) Googlebox - an absolute cultural nadir. I can't believe that this existed past the first episode.
3) Escape to the Sun - all property shows are bad to some degree. Some are better than others, but I'm pretty sure the people who go on this show are usually just looking for a free holiday.
4) Coronation Street - I don't see this very often, but it seems to somehow get worse every time. The acting is dire. The writing is just bizarre. The stories are repetitive. If this had started airing five years ago, there's no way it'd still exist today.

Can I add a fifth?

5) Deal or No Deal. They're obviously just guessing, but the way they go on... "I'm getting a blue feeling from this box", "I have to choose number seven because my Mum was born on the 7th of July"... would make you think there's some underlying strategy. There isn't. It is just guessing, and the whole thing could be over in five minutes. But they somehow manage to pull it out to one hour of inane drivel that has absolutely no basis in reality.

My parents have Virgin Media, and to be honest I've never found anything that I want to watch that I don't already have on Freeview. When you pay for satellite/cable nowadays, you'll find that the quality is just diluted further with even more drivel.
 
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1.) Escape to the Sun - Does Spain have a programme called "Escape to the Rain?"
2.) Four in a Bed and its ilk - oversaturated.
3.) American Pickers/Storage Hunters/other falsified American "reality" shows
4.) The One Show - Jahannam.

I really like Doctors though. I... I enjoy the characters and the thin undercurrent of self-awareness it possesses. I've become my mother...
 

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One finds the wireless to be so much more civilised and stimulating.

Very much this.
I don't own a telly, and the few programmes I'm actually interested in I can watch on my pc.
I generally tend to listen to radio comedy using iPlayer, especially the older stuff, but I use the alarm on the app on my phone so I wake up most mornings listening to Today on Radio 4.
 

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EastEnders - the only show that can potentially increase calls to the Samaritans
Any talent show - especially for the 15 min of fame talentless wannabees who are rarely ever heard of again
Jeremy Kyle - enough said
Alan Carr Chatty man - words cannot describe etc etc
 

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One finds the wireless to be so much more civilised and stimulating.

You obviously don't listen to The Archers these days.
 

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^ reminded me of the Mitchell and Webb sketch with an inane TV quiz show: Numberwang!

I'd rather the BBC showed Numberang than Pointless! At least it's entaining, fastpaced, funny, and elliminating the numbers on the presenter's card in order is very hard work. But the Pointless studio does look like it, maybe that where the idea came from? 0 thats pointless...
 

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The drivel in the morning (Heir Hunters, Homes under the Hammer, Bargain Hunt, Call the Council, Don't Get Dom Get Done...) is all just generally awful, but it does at least serve the purpose of sedating me after a night shift.

How else do we expect them to fill 200 channels 24 hours a day with, apart from the BBC licence, no charge?
 

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This is quite illuminating.... There are many in people's lists that I enjoy, others that I concur with.

I'll get this out of the way now. My name is Puffing Devil and I watch TV quiz shows. It started when I was young and I got hooked in on the easy stuff - Sale of the Century, The Golden Shot. All light hearted. However, it wasn't long before I was introduced to the harder side - I started using Mastermind and University Challenge. This, I'm sad to say, has led me to an evening addiction to Pointless and Eggheads. It's branched into a side use of Masterchef and Bakeoff - maybe it's the competitive element, I don't know. Is there any hope for me?
 

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Agree with the choices on here but i do like a few cookery programmes. Most notably are the Keith Floyd repeats on the food channel.
 
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