UK/R.O.I GAF - Thread of geopolitical confusion

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#1
So we know how the last one went, we all got a bit carried away in posting hot women and it got NSFW. However, the recent proliferation of threads such as the LA/Toronto/NYC threads means that it's time to have a UK thread so that we can stop shitting up PoliGAF with talk of Burger King and Subway.

So fill this in:

Where do you live:
Where are you from:
Occupation:
University:
Sports team of choice:
Current political party of choice:
Barm, batch, cob or bun:
Favourite (current) UK TV show:
Oasis or Blur:

Mine:

Where do you live: York/Llandudno
Where are you from: Birchwood (between Warrington and Manchester)
Occupation: Student
University: University of York
Sports team of choice: Liverpool FC, Bolton Wanderers, Warrington Wolves
Current political party of choice: Liberal Democrats
Barm, batch, cob or bun: Barm
Favourite (current) UK TV show: Coppers
Oasis or Blur: Oasis

Telly:



Documentaries:

One Born Every Minute - Interesting look at maternity wards, not for the squeemish

Coppers - Brutally honest look at the work that police do and their thoughts on it (Must Watch)

Big Fat Gypsy Wedding - I know, I know, but you've gotta watch it, hugely controversial but still entertaining (Must Watch)

Gypsy Blood - More balanced look at traveller culture than Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, includes the lamest fight ever seen on TV (Must Watch)

Party Paramedics - Follows a first aid team that looks after cunts that get drunk of nights out, not the best but a decent bit of TV

Educating Essex - Basically One Born Every Minute but in a school. Includes the best (and campest) deputy head ever

Drama/Comedy:

Fresh Meat - Follows University freshers in Manchester throughout their first year, funny but also some good acting and writing

Misfits - About superheros on a council estate, sci-fi meets shameless. Probably the best thing on UK tv in the last 2 or 3 years. Gets better and better imo (Must Watch)[/URL]

Desperate Scousewives - Fuck you. It's good. And Chloe is really, really, really (x10000000) fit.

The Inbetweeners - Follows a group of four lads at a college in suburban London. God-tier television, much more accurate representation of the age group than Skins (Must Watch

The IT Crowd - Okay so it's not current TV, but it's pretty much aimed at the kind of people that read GAF. Not my cup of tea really but really rated (the episode where the Irish guy pretends to be disabled is probably the best thing ever)

PhoneShop - The most underrated TV show in the last 5 years. Follows a group of idiots running a phone shop, looks shite, is amazing. Please give it a chance.
 
#5
Where do you live: London (Chalk Farm to be precise)
Where are you from: Leytonstone, East London
Occupation: Database Marketing Analyst for a charity
University: of Life
Sports team of choice: Meh, more into boxing than anything else
Current political party of choice: I voted Lib Dem in the last election
Barm, batch, cob or bun: Roll
Favourite (current) UK TV show: Not sure, don't watch much UK TV.
Oasis or Blur: Neither
 
#6
the last UK Gaf topic was basically the 'replies to the questionnaire in the OP topic'.

I think we should discuss... the lack of decent modern comedy on our TV boxes. I mean... there's nothing. Peep Show is about it and there's a huge gap in between the last couple of series. It's almost like they want us to be miserable. Now we have shit like 'Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy'. A show who for people who think its zany as fuck to laugh at things that aren't funny. And absolute bollocks like Mrs Browns Boys.
 
#7
the last UK Gaf topic was basically the 'replies to the questionnaire in the OP topic'.

I think we should discuss... the lack of decent modern comedy on our TV boxes. I mean... there's nothing. Peep Show is about it and there's a huge gap in between the last couple of series. It's almost like they want us to be miserable. Now we have shit like 'Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy'. A show who for people who think its zany as fuck to laugh at things that aren't funny. And absolute bollocks like Mrs Browns Boys.
Misfits is funny as fuck, Fresh Meat was pretty good for some chuckles.
 
#8
the last UK Gaf topic was basically the 'replies to the questionnaire in the OP topic'.

I think we should discuss... the lack of decent modern comedy on our TV boxes. I mean... there's nothing. Peep Show is about it and there's a huge gap in between the last couple of series. It's almost like they want us to be miserable. Now we have shit like 'Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy'. A show who for people who think its zany as fuck to laugh at things that aren't funny. And absolute bollocks like Mrs Browns Boys.
I was really struggling to come up with something for the favourite UK tv show thing, forgot about Peep Show but that's well past it's best although still the best UK comedy.

Miranda?
 
#9
Where do you live: Manchester
Where are you from: Manchester
Occupation: Retail Slave
University: Didn't get that far
Sports team of choice: Couldn't give a fuck
Current political party of choice: Couldn't give a fuck
Barm, batch, cob or bun: Muffin
Favourite (current) UK TV show: They're all shit at the moment
Oasis or Blur: They both suck arse

Excuse my manners, good sir!
 
#13
Misfits is funny as fuck, Fresh Meat was pretty good for some chuckles.
I enjoyed Fresh Meat. Took me a while to get in to as I'm really bad with embarrassing humour (so Peep Show is impossible to watch) but it's hilarious.

We've got a RIGHT crock of shite on the telly at the moment. Not just comedy. Most nights for the last week it's just been sticking on a DVD or Netflix or something as there's nothing on.
 
#15
Where do you live: Southend, Essex
Where are you from: Bishops Stortford, Herts
Occupation: IT Security Consultant
University: none
Sports team of choice: Newcastle United
Current political party of choice: Tories.
Barm, batch, cob or bun: Bun!
Favourite (current) UK TV show: The IT Crowd
Oasis or Blur: Agh. Um. That's a toughie. Oasis were great for the two albums but turned crap, but Blur have consistantly been good. I say Blur just edges it.

Cheers all :)
 
#16
And I agree, there's no good comedy at the moment
I've taken to watching reruns of Bottom/Ab Fab and Gimme Gimme Gimme on Gold, and a bit of Blackadder on Netflix
Was Gimme Gimme Gimme ever considered good comedy? That's news to me!
When I used to work for a talent agency I got extremely drunk at the xmas do and hassled the writer of GGG's agent until he admitted that it was shite.
 
#17
Talking of Netflix, Nighty Night and Bob and Margaret demand your attention.
I watched all of Nighty Night in one day :lol Shit is so twisted, one of the best modern comedies for sure


Was Gimme Gimme Gimme ever considered good comedy? That's news to me!
When I used to work for a talent agency I got extremely drunk at the xmas do and hassled the writer of GGG's agent until he admitted that it was shite.
It's fucking hilarious! Crude as hell, but I love it
 
#18
Where do you live: SW London
Where are you from: Manchester
Occupation: Was a postman, now a student nurse
University: Kingston/ St George's
Sports team of choice:
Current political party of choice: Old Labour
Barm, batch, cob or bun: Barm
Favourite (current) UK TV show: Qi if i have to choose one.
Oasis or Blur: Blur
 
#19
GGG was shite and you should feel bad.

I miss the Royle Family. Cried my eyes out at the finale. My mum was a state because it was like 2 months after my nan died in a similar way.
 

Ushojax

Should probably not trust the 7-11 security cameras quite so much
#22
Where do you live: West London
Where are you from: West London
Occupation: Student (biomed)
University: UCL
Sports team of choice: Tottenham Hotspur
Current political party of choice: I voted Lib Dem in the last election
Barm, batch, cob or bun: BUN
Favourite (current) UK TV show: I hardly watch any these days, but Fresh Meat was quite funny. Outnumbered is OK and I liked Waking the Dead.
Oasis or Blur: Neither

UK TV comedy is dogshit at the moment. I remember when stuff like Black Books, Green Wing, Brass Eye, Royle Family, Spaced, Operation Good Guys, Ali G/Borat, Coupling, The Office, Phoenix Nights, etc were all on but now you get a couple of decent series a year and that's it. At least Peep Show is still going.
 
#23
Where do you live: E London
Where are you from: E London
Occupation: Corpse snatcher
University: What?
Sports team of choice: We talking football? Newcastle
Current political party of choice: Labour when Blair was in power *sheds tear
Barm, batch, cob or bun: Wat
Favourite (current) UK TV show: They all suck
Oasis or Blur: Blam
 
#24
Where do you live: London
Where are you from: London
Occupation: Markets Analyst
University: Cardiff, Chemistry and Physics
Sports team of choice: Spurs
Current political party of choice: Con
Barm, batch, cob or bun: Roll
Favourite (current) UK TV show: Threesome
Oasis or Blur: Oasis (I know strange for a southerner...)

Best old TV - Yes Minister.

Also, shouldn't we have this in the community section?
 
#26
Where do you live: Portsmouth
Where are you from: Portsmouth
Occupation: IT Engineer / Owner of small gaming website
University: N/A
Sports team of choice: Portsmouth FC
Current political party of choice: Meh
Barm, batch, cob or bun: Bun
Favourite (current) UK TV show: N/A
Oasis or Blur: Neither

I agree about the TV in the UK, for me it's either sport of whatever LoveFilm have sent me. I quite like shows like Coppers though.
 
#27
Where do you live: Farnborough, Hampshire
Where are you from: Islington, N London
Occupation: System Admin
University: Southampton
Sports team of choice: Tottenham Hotspur
Current political party of choice: Voted Lib Dem last election
Barm, batch, cob or bun: BUN.
Favourite (current) UK TV show: Match of the Day, lol. I barely watch TV.
Oasis or Blur: They both suck

woo
 
#29
Where do you live:

Bucks

Where are you from:

London

Occupation:

Passing on this, I do work though

University:

Manchester

Sports team of choice:

Tottenham Hotspur

Current political party of choice:

Naturally left leaning but the current left wing politicians are a fucking joke.

Barm, batch, cob or bun:

bun I guess but I don't get excited about this

Favourite (current) UK TV show:

outside televised sport and attenbro hd nature jerkoffs? Prob Masterchef the Professionals

Oasis or Blur:

Blur tho again I don't get excited about this.
 
#30
Where do you live: Aldershot
Where are you from: London
Occupation: Job Hunter
University: Unseen
Sports team of choice: None
Current political party of choice: None
Barm, batch, cob or bun: Narn
Favourite (current) UK TV show: Earthflight
Oasis or Blur: Iron Maiden
 
#31
Where do you live: Oldham
Where are you from: Oldham
Occupation: Scrounging dole waller
University: N/A
Sports team of choice: Man U I guess. Don't care for sports
Current political party of choice: Labour?
Barm, batch, cob or bun: It's a fucking MUFFIN, Meadows. We've been over this.
Favourite (current) UK TV show: Peep Show? Might say IT Crowd but it was cancelled. Maybe QI even though I don't watch it anymore.
Oasis or Blur: SHYIIIIIIINE!
 
#32
Where do you live: Belfast during term time
Where are you from: Londonderry/Derry
Occupation: Student
University: Queen's University Belfast
Sports team of choice: Manchester United, Ulster Rugby, Ferrari
Current political party of choice: Conservative
Barm, batch, cob or bun: Roll
Favourite (current) UK TV show: Top Gear starts again this Sunday so I'm going with it
Oasis or Blur: Neither
 
#33
Where do you live: Tokyo, Japan
Where are you from: Kent
Occupation: Student, will be investment bank programmer when I return to the UK
University: Imperial College (graduated)
Sports team of choice: Liverpool FC... don't really care though
Current political party of choice: Conservative
Barm, batch, cob or bun: Bun
Favourite (current) UK TV show: I'm out of the country and don't watch UK TV :(
Oasis or Blur: Oasis
 
#37
Oh yay oh yay!

Where do you live: Germany
Where are you from: Liverpool
Occupation: Gainfully employed.
University: Brookes
Sports team of choice: Everton FC
Current political party of choice: Labour, but I wish they'd get their act together. UK politics are a joke atm.
Barm, batch, cob or bun: They're not the same!! A barm/barmcake is soft and floury (as in, "a chip barm"). A cob is crusty (as in, "a crusty cob"). A bun is a tasty sweet thing!

...at least where I'm from :D
Favourite (current) UK TV show: I was late into both The Inbetweeners and Sherlock, but HIGNFY is glorious when I get a chance to watch it.
Oasis or Blur: Song 2 is easier to sing when rat-arsed at karaoke.
 
#38
Where do you live: Haslemere, Surrey
Where are you from: Same as above
Occupation: Metal trading
University: none, started work after school.
Sports team of choice: Liverpool FC
Current political party of choice: None
Barm, batch, cob or bun: Bun
Favourite (current) UK TV show: Really struggling to think of one, TV really is crap this time of year.
Oasis or Blur: not keen on either band as a whole but each has a few tracks i like, oasis more than blur though.
 
#39
Where do you live: Leicester
Where are you from: Kent, Medway
Occupation: IT Technician/Network Coordinator
University: None (Did 6th form and jumped into the career without needing to)
Sports team of choice: England
Current political party of choice: Lean with the tories because they're the villains we need to sort this shit out and Labour's a disaster at the moment.
Barm, batch, cob or bun: mmmmm, Cob
Favourite (current) UK TV show: Idiot Abroad
Oasis or Blur: Fuck the both of them.

It's great to be British chaps!
 
#40
Holy shit Gaffers near me!

Where do you live: Camberley, Surrey
Where are you from: Camberley, Surrey
Occupation: Filing Clerk
University: Nope
Sports team of choice: Peter Ebdon
Current political party of choice: None
Barm, batch, cob or bun: Bun
Favourite (current) UK TV show: Doctor Who
Oasis or Blur: The Wildhearts
 
#41
Where do you live: Shitty village called Skelmorlie in Scotland.
Where are you from: Greenock, which is 15 minutes from that shitty village in Scotland.
Occupation: Bugger all at the minute.
University: None.
Sports team of choice: Newcastle United and Rangers
Current political party of choice: Lib Dems, but SNP are doing an ok job despite the fact I don't agree with their end game.
Barm, batch, cob or bun: Err, baps?
Favourite (current) UK TV show: Sherlock, QI or HIGNFY. Outnumbered ain't too bad either. Don't watch much these days to tell the truth, also removed a lot of the ITV channels from my digibox cause they be shite.

Oasis or Blur: Iron Maiden
Exactly what I was planning to say, good man.
 
#42
Where do you live: Not saying in case CHEEZMO comes to kill me
Huddersfield
Where are you from: Derbyshire
Occupation: Student
University: Huddersfield
Sports team of choice: The one that kicks the point ball in the hoop well
Current political party of choice: I really stopped giving a fuck.
Barm, batch, cob or bun: Cob/bun, dunno what the jesus fuck the first two are
Favourite (current) UK TV show: Desperate Scousewives
Oasis or Blur: Supergrass
 
#45


Documentaries:

One Born Every Minute - Interesting look at maternity wards, not for the squeemish

Coppers - Brutally honest look at the work that police do and their thoughts on it (Must Watch)

Big Fat Gypsy Wedding - I know, I know, but you've gotta watch it, hugely controversial but still entertaining (Must Watch)

Gypsy Blood - More balanced look at traveller culture than Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, includes the lamest fight ever seen on TV (Must Watch)

Party Paramedics - Follows a first aid team that looks after cunts that get drunk of nights out, not the best but a decent bit of TV

Educating Essex - Basically One Born Every Minute but in a school. Includes the best (and campest) deputy head ever
 
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