Subject: Re: How political-correctness ruined the Pirelli calendar
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On 2/20/2018 1:23 PM, Savageduck wrote:
> Mayayana<mayayana@invalid.nospam> wrote:
>> "Tony Cooper"<> wrote
>> | I understand that not all people's interests are the same, but we look
>> | forward to every "Masterpiece" series.  Currently, it's "Victoria" and
>> | it's quite good.
>>    Ah, so you're the guy who's watching two high
>> school kids dressed up as royalty and playing
>> house. I wondered who it was. :)
> Rather than two kidsdressed up as royalty I would recommend watching “Wolf
> Hall” which will give you an interesting look into Tudor politics, and is
> much better than any of the pablum US networks produce.
>> | If liking the "Masterpiece" productions, and not US TV reality shows,
>> | talent shows, cooking shows, and dancing competitions make me a
>> | "highbrow" type, I say "It's a fair cop, Guv."
>> |
>>     I criticize them because they're really no better
>> than American daytime soaps. But they're considered
>> higher quality simply because they're British.
> Actually they are far better than American daytime soaps, with far superior
> acting and production values.
> It sounds as if your particular prejudices have oozed into your TV viewing.
>> Though
>> I guess I'm also a harsh judge. I don't like any series
>> type of show because the story is enslaved to the
>> need for repetition. They come up with a formula and
>> then the viewers watch each week specifically to
>> see another rendition of the same formula. It can
>> work as entertainment, but rarely as art. (Which
>> makes it another example of android's famous "porn".)
>> I generally only watch movies and documentaries.
> Then you are depriving yourself of some very good viewing, some of which is
> far better than many movies these days.
> ...and most are far from formulaic.

I used to enjoy Benny Hill, and Are you Being Served. British comedy was 
quite enjoyable. Also Masterpiece Theater, was intriguing.