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    i just started watching 'him and her' on bbc iplayer. one of the best dramedies/comedrama (what do you call these things?) ive seen in a while. funny programme about a 20 something unemployed couple. combines the sort of realism/ordinariness of what i imagine gavin and stacey to be (never watched it) but without being anywhere near as banal/dreary and packs in quite a few genuine lols. but i just like it cos they seem like people i know. and theyre actually cool/interesting/funny characters. plus the girl is pretty fit. great cheekbones.

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    The best thing I've seen on TV recently was a day-long rerun of the 1970 general election BBC coverage (Parliament Channel on Saturday) which I happened to switch on at 9 in the morning and remained glued to until teatime. Gripping and tickling moments throughout, like Harold Wilson's electric and dignified concession interview with a young and hairy David Dimberlby, or a fresh 'n fly Simon Jenkins being interviewed in a West London funk club alongside two twenty-something Tory voters, ten minutes after Enoch Powell doubled his vote and stirred terrifying celebrations in Trafalgar Square and beyond ("'e should be Pra Minist'r"). This was easily better than the new Mad Men series which is, you know, alright so far I suppose -- and even better (for me, anyway) would be to show '79, '92, and '97: watching these unfold with hindsight and distance but without retrospective editing or voice over would be, I imagine, perculiar and gripping and spectral.
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    I'm watching The Apprentice for the first time in my life -- it's sensational, I had no idea! I refuse to believe that the people on it are the brightest young business brains in the country, but they are an entertaining bunch, and I've got the hots for an investment banker called Liz Locke -- perfect name for a foxy young capitalist. What is very pertinant pour moi at the moment (as I am steeped in CV-concocting, Transferable Skills mode) is the enormous gulf this programme exposes between the resume and the actual human being it allegedly refers to. For example, my CV is actually true, but I can't really remember doing any of it. It's pretty existential.

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    all 8 seasons of the US apprentice are on Youtube. i can't stop watching. 'the Donald' far supersedes Alan Sugar imo. my favourite part is hearing the way he says 'hello', gets me every time. watching immoral twats, dinning out on each other is fun too.

    did everyone watch Ideal? kept me solidly entertained for some months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craner View Post
    I'm watching The Apprentice for the first time in my life -- it's sensational, I had no idea! I refuse to believe that the people on it are the brightest young business brains in the country, but they are an entertaining bunch, and I've got the hots for an investment banker called Liz Locke -- perfect name for a foxy young capitalist. What is very pertinant pour moi at the moment (as I am steeped in CV-concocting, Transferable Skills mode) is the enormous gulf this programme exposes between the resume and the actual human being it allegedly refers to. For example, my CV is actually true, but I can't really remember doing any of it. It's pretty existential.
    having sorted through 100 CVs to shortlist for a job at my place of work, I can attest to this. It's a joke, and you might as well just stretch the truth to breaking point to get an interview, cos if you're good there no-one's gonna care about half truths.

    I used to enjoy the Apprentice, not out of pure schadenfreude (no, out of total schadenfreude), but it does leave you existentially depressed after too many episodes. Ration it.

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    did anyone catch that Winterbottom-directed thing called The Trip with Steve Coogan and the other guy? it was actually funny.

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    Liz "Lip Lock" Locke is the cutest number cruncher on the box -- but she is also right out of a poor Martin Amis plot. How do you deal with this?

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