BBC's Much Ado

Best version evar.   0 votes - 0 %
Got their money's worth, I expect. And, you know, Piper was OK.   0 votes - 0 %
Pointless   0 votes - 0 %
Boring and pointless   1 vote - 10 %
Boring and pointless and a big fat waste of my money   1 vote - 10 %
Option for Colonials and other cultural pygmies who didn't watch it.   8 votes - 80 %
 
10 Total Votes
While I'm on a roll by Rogerborg (4.00 / 3) #1 Tue Nov 08, 2005 at 07:07:31 AM EST
Did I completely spazz out, or did last week's FarGate feature... a 'side quest'. 

SICILIAN GUY FROM PRINCESS BRIDE BUT HE'S TEH WIZARD OR SOMETHING HERE
   Seek ye the magic necklace.

Run-run-fight-fight-jump-fight-win.

SPACE HOOKER
    I have brought unto you the magic necklace.

WIZARD
   I thank you for the magic necklace.  Gain one level and four skill points.

SPACE HOOKER
    Sweet! I choose Outfit Specialisation: Chafe-Free Leather Brassiere.

The fuck?

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Side quest by codemonkey uk (4.00 / 1) #4 Tue Nov 08, 2005 at 07:23:39 AM EST
Idiomatic use of a classic time waster filler device.

Still, at least TEH WIZARD didn't ask SPACE HOOKER to go talk to someone who was in the same room. Or pick upo a book from a shelf or something.

--- Thad ---
Almost as Smart As you.

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So, you meet at the Green Dragon Inn... by Rogerborg (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Nov 08, 2005 at 07:46:05 AM EST
He could have asked her to bend over and pick something up though.  A little lower.  Lowwwer.

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Damn I'm hungry. by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Nov 08, 2005 at 07:26:06 AM EST
I read Brassiere as brasserie. Mmmm, food.

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Shakespeare by TPD (4.00 / 1) #2 Tue Nov 08, 2005 at 07:09:28 AM EST
had a bloke dressed up in a wig, the BBC has Billie Piper - tell me again which is better?

why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM
You make an eloquent argument by Rogerborg (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Nov 08, 2005 at 07:13:59 AM EST
However, I must note that Hero has no decent lines anyway, so why not keep the witticisms and add a frippet?  Why must we forever be settling for one or the other?

Case in point, Kate Beckinsale ~= Billie Piper, so my claim of inferiority and redundancy stands.

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And why did RB watch it all if it was so bad? by Dr H0ffm4n (4.00 / 2) #16 Fri Nov 11, 2005 at 01:47:44 AM EST
a) So that his critique was complete and not based on the first 5 minutes
b) Billie Piper


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Dear Rougerbourg by DesiredUsername (4.00 / 2) #6 Tue Nov 08, 2005 at 07:36:59 AM EST
I read and re-read this diary, but all I can find is non-ironic whinging about the fidelity of a Shakespearean production. May I suggest that you should have created a separate account specifically targetted towards literary snobbery so as not to pollute your image?

Yours in Christ

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You should say one of my images by Rogerborg (2.00 / 0) #9 Tue Nov 08, 2005 at 07:49:10 AM EST
For I have several.

That's just a little shout-out fo' my home-girl.

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You make some valid points. However: by DullTrev (4.00 / 1) #7 Tue Nov 08, 2005 at 07:40:20 AM EST

Point: The script was a travesty, which any right thinking Englishman knows.
Counterpoint: Billie Piper.
Point: Gingas were involved.
Counterpoint: Billie Piper.

Oh, alright. It was dire. I'm not looking forward to head chef Joe Macbeth next week.

But, on the other hand, Billie Piper.


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Counter-counterpoint: Kate Beckinsale by Rogerborg (2.00 / 0) #10 Tue Nov 08, 2005 at 07:49:30 AM EST
Farmgirl suggested that we give up and just slap on the Branagh version to cleanse our souls, and I would have acquiesced, except that I'm not a surrender-monkey.

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TV on demand. by Idempotent (4.00 / 1) #11 Tue Nov 08, 2005 at 07:55:04 AM EST
It sounds like the only thing they're missing is an "email current frame as high-res screen capture" button.

+1 encourage by Rogerborg (2.00 / 0) #12 Tue Nov 08, 2005 at 09:15:35 AM EST
Due to a furniture re-arrangement (you know how these things go), the decoder is just yay much too far away to cable into my video capture card, but I feel that's a situation that must be remedied.

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The BBC said today they're going to do HDTV. by Idempotent (2.00 / 0) #13 Tue Nov 08, 2005 at 09:59:48 AM EST
But only in London for now. Will you be moving there to get the best possible quality of image?

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IAWTD by Herring (4.00 / 2) #14 Tue Nov 08, 2005 at 05:53:41 PM EST
Admittedly, I only watched a couple of minutes of the programme. Enough to confirm that it was, in fact, toss.

I know Much Ado a little 'cos I did the lighting for an am-dram production when I was younger (which means, like, following the script and that). It's one of the funnier of Bill's efforts. Hero is though a crap character.

I liked 10 Things - much to my surprise. It has the key phrases that means it ought to be shit: "High School", "Teen comedy" and "Based on".

You can't inspire people with facts
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Why are you surprised by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #15 Wed Nov 09, 2005 at 12:41:14 AM EST
that Billie Piper is a good actor? Because she's a girl?

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