On Friday, 30 July 2021 at 12:24:42 UTC+1, Matthieu Weber wrote:
> Le Fri, 30 Jul 2021 08:35:26 +0100, real_gri...@yahoo.co.uk
> a écrit:
> > 29 July 2021 at 16:59, Henry Nebrensky wrote:
> > The Watch (BBC) (at least in part)
> > If you think of it as Rocky Horror Picture show does DiscWorld you
> > would not be far off
> That does not mean it's bad. If you watch it and ignore the fact that it
> claims to be an adaptation of Dicworld, is it enjoyable ? It's like a
> pizza with pineapple: it's not bad to eat, as long as you don't claim
> it's a proper variety of pizza.
My version of that analogy - which, like the British Rail trains it's
based on, may not travel - is that it's like the "mini-pizzas" they used
to sell in the buffet car on InterCity services: it's tomato, cheese and
oregano all on a flat pastry base; but the only way they had to heat it up
was to use a microwave to steam it in its carton. Assessment on the basis
of how well it matched a stereotypical Italian delicacy was fundamentally
futile. OTOH, if the question was "which hot snack do I want to take back
to my seat?" then the plain Italian-style cheese and tomato tartlets were
definitely the winning option.
Anyway, a late follow-up: I got sufficiently curious and did try to watch
on iPlayer, but hit a major flaw straight in: the modern anti-oldie sound
mix. A muttered conversation between a gruff-voiced Vimes and Death.
Couldn't make out a word.
My usual response would be to jump back and replay at increasing volume
until I work out what's being said, but that doesn't work with the crude
iPlayer controls as I keep jumping 10 mins into the past and anyway not a
viable option for an entire conversation.
Plan B is to turn on the subtitles, which I do actually use quite often.
Intriguingly, the subtitles for The Watch are a subtly abridged version of
what's actually said, and I ended up paying more attention to the
differences than the actual content. So, I gave up on the iPlayer version
and decided to instead let the PVR record the broadcast set which I may or
may not ever bother with before the disk fills up, and binge-watched
In brief, re. TW I liked the setting, and I liked the goblins. I can manage
e.g. the female Vetinari - just chalked her up to the underlying weirdness of
the place. Not a fan of the protagonists - the characters don't quite make
sense. Angua's is the only one that seemed vaguely coherent.
> > CMOT Female and in a wheel chair
Hm. I parsed "Throat" and "snitch" and got a Watergate vibe instead.
Completely missed the Dibbler reference!