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Sudden Javelin
Jul 6, 2009





Went to a Taskmaster recording tonight. Seems like a very strong lineup going off one episode.

Also the fact they have to wear the exact same thing in every pre-recorded task has reached its logical conclusion with an incredibly poor choice of outfit

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BizarroAzrael
Apr 6, 2006

"That must weigh heavily on your soul. Let me purge it for you."

Sudden Javelin posted:

Went to a Taskmaster recording tonight. Seems like a very strong lineup going off one episode.

Also the fact they have to wear the exact same thing in every pre-recorded task has reached its logical conclusion with an incredibly poor choice of outfit

Going to guess Neil Wang's one-piece bodywarmer?

ookiimarukochan
Apr 4, 2011

DON'T BE A CUNT AND I PROBABLY WON'T LAUGH AT YOU WHEN YOU GET RAPED.

PROBABLY.


Hope that none of you hoping to watch Taskmaster on TV have Virgin Media cable because they're losing all the UKTV channels including Dave tomorrow. Adding Vice TV and Paramount which is almost a slap in the face. I'm sitting in a queue waiting for the cancellation guys to pick up myself right now.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


ookiimarukochan posted:

Hope that none of you hoping to watch Taskmaster on TV have Virgin Media cable because they're losing all the UKTV channels including Dave tomorrow. Adding Vice TV and Paramount which is almost a slap in the face. I'm sitting in a queue waiting for the cancellation guys to pick up myself right now.

More on that story.

Tsietisin
Jul 2, 2004

Time passes quickly on the weekend.

Sudden Javelin posted:

Went to a Taskmaster recording tonight. Seems like a very strong lineup going off one episode.

Also the fact they have to wear the exact same thing in every pre-recorded task has reached its logical conclusion with an incredibly poor choice of outfit

drat. I've been looking out for when tickets became available again. Looks like I missed it.

As for losing Dave, it's a freeview channel so why would they remove it?

McDragon
Sep 11, 2007



licensing slapfight by the sounds of it

ookiimarukochan
Apr 4, 2011

DON'T BE A CUNT AND I PROBABLY WON'T LAUGH AT YOU WHEN YOU GET RAPED.

PROBABLY.


Tsietisin posted:

As for losing Dave, it's a freeview channel so why would they remove it?

Liberty Media aren't doing great in Europe so Virgin have been cutting services/putting up prices. Their mobile phone prices doubled for the July billing period too so this was the 2nd cancellation call to them I've had to make in less than a month, ugh.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006


Ugh we get the fights here, youíll get scrolling messages going across the channels while youíre trying to watch a show about blaming the other show. At least Dave is on FreeView but I know thatís not always possible for people to get (my old flat was wired for Virgin with no antenna connections). Online streaming it is then.

ShaneMacGowansTeeth
May 22, 2007



I think this is it... I think this is how it ends


Grimey Drawer

Due to my car being in for repair, I've had to endure Radio 2 again. To summarise: Chris Evans is still doing the exact same show he did two years ago when I ditched it for good, right down to the stupid jingles and nicknames. Jeremy Vine is actually good, but holy poo poo is he as contrarian as gently caress. Ken Bruce is still a treasure, and Steve Wright blatantly gives no fucks. Also, it should be noted that across the whole of Radio 1 and Radio 2's daytime output (breakfast to drive time), one show is presented by a woman and one co-hosted by a woman. Yay for diversity!

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.


Grimey Drawer

Jeremy vine is a right gently caress. He belongs on talk radio where he can shout at people for a living.

Taear
Nov 26, 2004

Ask me about the shitty opinions I have about Paradox games!


EL BROMANCE posted:

Ugh we get the fights here, youíll get scrolling messages going across the channels while youíre trying to watch a show about blaming the other show. At least Dave is on FreeView but I know thatís not always possible for people to get (my old flat was wired for Virgin with no antenna connections). Online streaming it is then.

Streaming from UKPlayer to a TV isn't that easy.
I've been casting my desktop to the TV because there's no direct option on the player itself and my Smart TV hasn't got an app for UKTV. It also won't let you cast from a phone.

Annoying. And even then I can only cast to the chromecast and not the TV itself.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006


Yeah itís amazing in 2018, things still arenít as easy as it should be. I have the TVPlayer app for my Apple TV which doesnít use geolocation and a DNS switcheroo is enough to get service outside the UK which is nice. I *think* Dave is on the free lineup there. Otherwise TVCatchup works well enough, and that doesnít have any kind of geo stuff at all, so a useful backup until something popular is on and it falls apart.

Angrymog
Jan 29, 2012

Really Madcats

ShaneMacGowansTeeth posted:

Due to my car being in for repair, I've had to endure Radio 2 again. To summarise: Chris Evans is still doing the exact same show he did two years ago when I ditched it for good, right down to the stupid jingles and nicknames. Jeremy Vine is actually good, but holy poo poo is he as contrarian as gently caress. Ken Bruce is still a treasure, and Steve Wright blatantly gives no fucks. Also, it should be noted that across the whole of Radio 1 and Radio 2's daytime output (breakfast to drive time), one show is presented by a woman and one co-hosted by a woman. Yay for diversity!

Evans is awful. He actually interviewed one of his children on Monday. I listen to my local community radio station instead of them where possible (sadly, their transmitter isn't very strong, and the signal fades about 5 miles away from it)

Muppetjedi
Mar 17, 2010


ShaneMacGowansTeeth posted:

Due to my car being in for repair, I've had to endure Radio 2 again. To summarise: Chris Evans is still doing the exact same show he did two years ago when I ditched it for good, right down to the stupid jingles and nicknames.

Does he still talk over a third of every song like he used to?

ShaneMacGowansTeeth
May 22, 2007



I think this is it... I think this is how it ends


Grimey Drawer

goatface posted:

Jeremy vine is a right gently caress. He belongs on talk radio where he can shout at people for a living.

good god yes he is. On Wednesday he had a doctor on about some sort of hypothetical super virus and he kept talking over him. It was loving embarrassing


Angrymog posted:

Evans is awful. He actually interviewed one of his children on Monday. I listen to my local community radio station instead of them where possible (sadly, their transmitter isn't very strong, and the signal fades about 5 miles away from it)

I heard it, and it was even worse than anyone can imagine. His interview with Cher was also incredibly cringeworthy

Muppetjedi posted:

Does he still talk over a third of every song like he used to?

like gently caress he plays songs when he can talk endlessly about himself and his friends and his family and occasionally bring in the rest of the crew for 'bantz'

Total Meatlove
Jan 28, 2007


Rangers died, shoujo Hitler cried ;_;


That Channel 4 and UKTV dont have Apple TV apps is a loving nightmare

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006


Channel 4 are allegedly working on something, but Iíve heard that for so long now. I remember before the BBC made their own one, a third party showed they could knock up something usable in a day. Not sure why this is so hard for C4, just reskin something from another platform.

Total Meatlove
Jan 28, 2007


Rangers died, shoujo Hitler cried ;_;


EL BROMANCE posted:

Channel 4 are allegedly working on something, but Iíve heard that for so long now. I remember before the BBC made their own one, a third party showed they could knock up something usable in a day. Not sure why this is so hard for C4, just reskin something from another platform.

How would they program a third party app to show forty five loving adverts for a twenty minute show?

Angrymog
Jan 29, 2012

Really Madcats

ShaneMacGowansTeeth posted:

I heard it, and it was even worse than anyone can imagine. His interview with Cher was also incredibly cringeworthy
I changed channel the moment I realised what was happening. re: the community radio station, their Saturday morning show is presented by actual children and is less infantile than Evans.

When I do tune to R2 in the mornings and Evans is on holiday, it's so nice.

Wheat Loaf
Feb 13, 2012

Fancy.


ShaneMacGowansTeeth posted:

Due to my car being in for repair, I've had to endure Radio 2 again. To summarise: Chris Evans is still doing the exact same show he did two years ago when I ditched it for good, right down to the stupid jingles and nicknames. Jeremy Vine is actually good, but holy poo poo is he as contrarian as gently caress. Ken Bruce is still a treasure, and Steve Wright blatantly gives no fucks. Also, it should be noted that across the whole of Radio 1 and Radio 2's daytime output (breakfast to drive time), one show is presented by a woman and one co-hosted by a woman. Yay for diversity!

Man, it's been nearly 10 years since Evans replaced Wogan.

I sometimes listened to Steve Wright back when I had occasion to drive in the afternoon. I always thought he was the most annoying one.

Isn't Ken Bruce retiring himself soon? I think I heard Sara Cox was meant to be taking over his slot? It would be cool if Craig Charles got a full-time slot on Radio 2. I like him a lot as a host.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006


Total Meatlove posted:

How would they program a third party app to show forty five loving adverts for a twenty minute show?

I remember when I had a Hulu plugin for XBMC, one of the options let you change the commercials to -1 and it would skip everything other than the video feed itself. Glorious when it'd be the same collection of 3 ads over and over again.

Unkempt
May 24, 2003

Sexual Air Supply



Total Meatlove posted:

... Apple ... is a loving nightmare

There you go.

I just run an HDMI cable from my desktop to my TV, why don't you people have proper computers.

Matinee
Sep 15, 2007



You can, like, do that from a Mac, man.

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EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006


Unkempt posted:

There you go.

I just run an HDMI cable from my desktop to my TV, why don't you people have proper computers.

Because this is generally a crummy way to do things, and I did it with a dedicated PC just for that for years.

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