Poll: Which style of TV series do you prefer?
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View poll results: Which style of TV series do you prefer?
British style
24 55%
American style
10 23%
ANIME (▰˘◡˘▰)
10 23%
Voters: 44.
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#1
What style of TV shows do you prefer?

British style - short series, 6-13 episodes usually, possibly less frequent (biyearly), possibly slightly longer episodes of an hour or more for dramas or 30 minutes for comedies

American style - long series of 2 ish episodes, yearly seasons, Episodes made to accomodate ad breaks

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#2
I don't think I've ever seen a British anything I've enjoyed.
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#3
British but not for the reasons listed in the OP
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#4
Well that's a gross, baseless oversimplification of TV production philosophy if I've ever seen one.
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#5
I'll pick the last option since I can't decide between 'em. Both are alright.
#6
Quote by necrosis1193
Well that's a gross, baseless oversimplification of TV production philosophy if I've ever seen one.

Have you met Lyle? That's his schtick. Get a base, surface understanding and then pretend you've fully grasped the field
#7
Quote by ali.guitarkid7 at #33903440
Have you met Lyle? That's his schtick. Get a base, surface understanding and then pretend you've fully grasped the field


Fair point. I'd say it's safe to say I'm not wise enough to refrain from getting into it over something like that at 4 AM when I'm overtired and my mind's not working as well as it should.

On that note, I should really get to sleep. Insomnia sucks.
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#8
presumably anime is generally

- repeat the same expository dialogue in different words
- 5 min recaps
- long, drawn-out shots of surprised faces pulled by the protagonist
- deus ex machina plot device every other episode
- giant tentacle rape monsters
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#9
Quote by Banjocal
presumably anime is generally

- repeat the same expository dialogue in different words
- 5 min recaps
- long, drawn-out shots of surprised faces pulled by the protagonist
- deus ex machina plot device every other episode
- giant tentacle rape monsters
Regular Show is the same plot every single episode and people still eat that up.
Quote by SGstriker
If KFC is finger-licking good, then people would probably suck dicks for Popeyes. That's how good it is.


There's nothing left here to be saved
Just barreling dogs and barking trains
Another year lost to the blue line
#10
Quote by Banjocal
presumably anime is generally

- repeat the same expository dialogue in different words
- 5 min recaps
- long, drawn-out shots of surprised faces pulled by the protagonist
- deus ex machina plot device every other episode
- giant tentacle rape monsters

Also eyes making up at least 75% of the face.
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Regular Show is the same plot every single episode and people still eat that up.

People are stupid, though.
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#11
I don't care for either 'The Office'. That being said, the dryness of British humor rubs me wrong at times. I realize that different things are considered funny to different cultures, but British shows cause cognitive dissonance:


Into The Loop? Great parts, but bad vibes. An Idiot Abroad? Minimal smirks encompassed by an extreme distaste for the show's premises, narrator, Ricky Gervais, and just plain out rude tbh (in a non-funny, non-value-adding way). John Oliver? I've seen enough to stop (~10 minutes).He should leave IMO. The Mighty Boosh? Idk, I saw the first episode before closing it because it left me dissatisfied after lmao to an Old Gregg clip ~2008.
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#12
Lard you're watching the wrong stuff mate Gervais and Oliver are the worst we have to offer

Check out anything of: Father Ted, Porridge, Blackadder Goes Forth, Armstrong and Miller, Not The Nine O'Clock News and That Mitchell & Webb Look
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#13
Quote by necrosis1193
Well that's a gross, baseless oversimplification of TV production philosophy if I've ever seen one.


Why don't you bother enlightening me instead of just being an know it all arsewipe about it then

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#14
Quote by Banjocal
presumably anime is generally

- repeat the same expository dialogue in different words
- 5 min recaps
- long, drawn-out shots of surprised faces pulled by the protagonist
- deus ex machina plot device every other episode
- giant tentacle rape monsters



Nah it's more like

- 12-13(24-ish if you're lucky) episodes of nothing actually fucking happening with an extremely melodramatic emotional climax near the end which usually results in maintaining the status quo regardless of what happens.

- Must be an adaptation because original ideas are difficult

- Can't actually have an ending because the source material is still on-going.

Then give or take the shit you mentioned.

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#15
Quote by Banjocal
Lard you're watching the wrong stuff mate Gervais and Oliver are the worst we have to offer

Check out anything of: Father Ted, Porridge, Blackadder Goes Forth, Armstrong and Miller, Not The Nine O'Clock News and That Mitchell & Webb Look



I probably won't watch any of those but here are my tastes from your kind: Hot Fuzz >>>> Shaun of the Dead >>> World's End


If I ever were to, it'd probably be that O Minister one or whatever you call it for analytical study reasons
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Last edited by Fat Lard at Mar 31, 2016,
#16
I don't think your descriptions of each style are that accurate tbh, but I guess based on that, I probably watch more "American style"
#17
Quote by ali.guitarkid7
Have you met Lyle? That's his schtick. Get a base, surface understanding and then pretend you've fully grasped the field


Since you can't refrain from making baseless personal attacks on me, I'm requesting you not refer to me by my first name ever again. Thanks.

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#18
Quote by EndTheRapture51
Since you can't refrain from making baseless personal attacks on me, I'm requesting you not refer to me by my first name ever again. Thanks.
ETR is shorter to type than Lyle anyways.
Quote by SGstriker
If KFC is finger-licking good, then people would probably suck dicks for Popeyes. That's how good it is.


There's nothing left here to be saved
Just barreling dogs and barking trains
Another year lost to the blue line
#19
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Since you can't refrain from making baseless personal attacks on me, I'm requesting you not refer to me by my first name ever again. Thanks.

nah
#20
Why are you always bickering
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#22
I prefer Fawlty Towers type TV
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#23
Quote by ali.guitarkid7 at #33903440
Have you met Lyle?



This would be a good title for a sitcom. British or American, I don't really care.
#24
I don't even think I watch an American show that has more than 10-12 episodes a season besides Bob's Burgers

not everything is a dumb basic cable show


Like seriously thinking of seasons I've watched in the last year or so; Fargo, It's Always Sunny, Archer, Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Better Call Saul, Bojack Horseman, Kimmy Schmidt, Legend of Korra, South Park, People vs OJ Simpson, Comedy Bang Bang, none are how you describe
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#25
Quote by ali.guitarkid7
Have you met Lyle? That's his schtick. Get a base, surface understanding and then pretend you've fully grasped the field

what did i miss that made you this salty?

anyway all british tv sucks
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I'm a moron tho apparently and everyone should listen to you oh wise pretentious one
#28
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I don't care about format, I care about the content
Correct

and leave my honey alone, ali. Stop being a penis sausage
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#29
Quote by Banjocal
^correct opinion

any leave my honey alone, ali. Stop being a penis sausage

lemme


think


'bout it
#33
Quote by MeGaDeth2314
This would be a good title for a sitcom. British or American, I don't really care.




Love it

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USA: great original shows like The Office, Wilfred, American Idol

Britain: Peppa Pig


pls tell me you are kidding

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#34
I enjoy both depending on acting merits, content and production values etc.
#35
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#36
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I don't think I've ever seen an American anything I've enjoyed.
Now we just need theo to come in and say how she doesn't think she's ever seen an animated anything she's enjoyed and the trifecta will be complete.

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USA: great original shows like Wilfred
Wilfred isn't an American original though. It was adapted from the Australian show of the same name. But I agree, it is a great show.
Quote by SGstriker
If KFC is finger-licking good, then people would probably suck dicks for Popeyes. That's how good it is.


There's nothing left here to be saved
Just barreling dogs and barking trains
Another year lost to the blue line
#37
Quote by Joshua Garcia
Now we just need theo to come in and say how she doesn't think she's ever seen an animated anything she's enjoyed and the trifecta will be complete.


Theo hasn't seen anything she's enjoyed full stop.
My old signature was too long. Have a daisy.

#38
Quote by Joshua Garcia


Wilfred isn't an American original though. It was adapted from the Australian show of the same name. But I agree, it is a great show.


The Office US was also adapted from The Office UK

And American Idol from Pop Idol

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#39
guys that was the joke
My old signature was too long. Have a daisy.

#40
it's too bad that America can't appropriate good British television eh
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