Summer is over, everything is returning back to normal (kids at school), no stupidly warm temperatures and no more daft half-faced sun tans. Also the one thing about this time of year is the new series of various shows that I like watching are starting to be aired once again. Can't beat sat in bed on a nice cold night time, munching on chocolate and watching cartoons.
At the time of writing this, South Park has aired twice, Family Guy, Modern Family and The Simpsons once. I'm still wondering when American Dad! is due to be aired... [read more]
It was like the internet, but in our television sets and massively slower than 56k, but it had everything we needed to know. The news, weather, lottery numbers, star signs, flight arrival/departure times... yes, Teletext was the place to go to get that information. These days though Teletext and Ceefax are no longer used and it is quite sad that we no longer have to sit staring at a black screen with white text on it whilst waiting for the numbers at the top to cycle all the way through for a new page to... [read more]
If someone asked me to name one thing I remember from first school, it would have to be a TV programme we all had to gather for, sit on the cold varnished floor - with legs crossed too, called Through The Dragon's Eye.
It was part of BBC Two's "Look and Read" educational type of programmes, and this one was the best of the bunch. It starts with three kids (Amanda, Jenny and Scott) who have painted onto a wall in their school playground a scenic landscape and a dragon. As soon as Jenny adds... [read more]
TV Catchup, like a load of apps these days is getting more pants by the minute - mainly because "broadcasters" don't want them streaming their channels ... welcome to the digital age people! Welcome.
Anyways, if you're like me and prefer to watch your non-commercial stuff (i.e; BBC) on the BBC iPlayer then you don't get bugged by adverts, however using TV Catchup to watch already commercialised broadcasts requires you to sit and watch yet another boring advert (this is obviously to help fund TV catchup), well if you don't wish to see this advert at... [read more]
Every few nights I sit and watch a few feeds from America and I'm still surprised at how annoying it is trying to watch a programme over there.
Pretty much anything and everything is sponsored. When they show the weather forecast, it's sponsored, when a programme finishes, its closed-captions (subtitles) are also sponsored. Also most of these sponsored messages and normal commercials are constantly cut-short. If that happened here in the UK, advertisers would go mental!
Talking of commercials, for the BBC channels, we don't get mid-show commercials, but other channels either have one after 5 minutes, then 25... [read more]