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post #241 of 256 Old 05-25-2007, 11:30 AM
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It looks as though this year's non-studio stuff is 16:9 SD as well. I'm wondering if the studio stuff will be true HD, though....

Afraid not, but the show does use HD cameras (same ones used for DWTS). The video is component all the way through, and the live results show is uncompressed 601 to TOC. First live results show is 6/14.
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I have to say I enjoy this a lot more than American Idol.
  • The Nigel/Mary duo is a lot better than Simon/Paula (mostly due to Mary being 100x better)
  • The rotating third judge is generally better than Randy 'check it out' Jackson
  • Bad dancers are generally more amusing that bad singers
  • Excellent dancers are generally more fun to watch than excellent singers
  • The host is way hotter
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yeah the judges seem much more respectful of the contestants; there's less cruelty, and unlike Simon, Nigel doesn't act bored or like he's too good for the show.
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Bad dancers are generally more amusing that bad singers

Plus there's the possibility that they may injure themselves for some unintentional physical comedy.

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Is Cat Deeley presenting this series?

It is interesting how different shows use different judge dynamics. Over here there are two competing shows searching for new musical theatre stars (after the success of the BBC series casting Maria in the Sound of Music last year). The BBC version is casting Joseph the ITV version is casting Grease (confusingly the BBC produced NBC show for the US also cast Grease!)

Simon Cowell is producing, the ITV show (though not a judge on it) - which is much more critical, and also technically not as interesting to watch (flat staging, flat set, flat lighting, traditional studio layout) It can be quite spiteful and hurtful at times.

The BBC version, which at first glance is casting a less popular show, is much more positive, the judges criticise, but not in a pointed personal way, and are more constructive. Also the judges play more of a role in tutoring the contestants through the week - particularly a singing coach. It is technically more watchable, and more interestingly staged, with better lighting (and it is HD!) It is a much warmer and more positive show - and the presenter is witty and very sharp.

And guess what - the warmer, better made show is winning in the ratings by quite a margin. Negative judging may have had its day.
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Best line of the series so far, after "Sex" (yes that's his nickname) does his lame-o dance routine (he tried out last year also):

Nigel: I may rue asking this but... Well, Mary, is Sex better for you this year?

Definitely, a LMAO line!!
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post #247 of 256 Old 06-01-2007, 05:58 PM - Thread Starter
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I loved the little breaker with the hat! How cool is it that they are getting him a movie role?

Someday maybe I'll actually WATCH my projector...
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Is Cat Deeley presenting this series?

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The BBC version is casting Joseph the ITV version is casting Grease (confusingly the BBC produced NBC show for the US also cast Grease!)

BBC's Grease didn't do that well here, but it had heavy competition from the NFL Football playoffs. By the time they were over, the short series was nearing its end. It may have done well as a summer series, but NBC has America's Got Talent (another Cowell production).
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YesBBC's Grease didn't do that well here, but it had heavy competition from the NFL Football playoffs. By the time they were over, the short series was nearing its end. It may have done well as a summer series, but NBC has America's Got Talent (another Cowell production).

Ah - I think we're getting "Britain's Got Talent" as well to ring the changes with "X Factor" (which is undergoing a presenter and judge line-up change for the next series)

Pop Idol (the UK original version of American Idol) hasn't run in the UK for a while now - "X Factor" seems to have replaced it. (X Factor is made by Simon Cowell and features Simon Cowell, Pop Idol was made by 19 but featured Simon Cowell. There was some interesting legal discussion about the similarity in formats a while back...)

Interestingly, Simon Cowell has admitted that his UK "Grease" show is not doing well. (He's always come across as pretty honest - both on-screen in judging terms, and when interviewed)
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I have to say I enjoy this a lot more than American Idol.
  • The Nigel/Mary duo is a lot better than Simon/Paula (mostly due to Mary being 100x better)
  • The rotating third judge is generally better than Randy 'check it out' Jackson
  • Bad dancers are generally more amusing that bad singers
  • Excellent dancers are generally more fun to watch than excellent singers
  • The host is way hotter

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This part is great, but whenever Mia gets involved I wish I could shoot myself

Someday maybe I'll actually WATCH my projector...
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This part is great, but whenever Mia gets involved I wish I could shoot myself

So you prefer the howling banshee to Mrs. Weepy?
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Yes. Any day, any time. Mia has to wipe the spit off her chin for any guy who can dance the weird, freaky routines she puts together. And she absolutely kills the girls for no discernable reason other than she's jealous she has gotten old and fat. Mary is cuckoo, but fun.

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This part is great, but whenever Mia gets involved I wish I could shoot myself

I forgot about/mentally blocked out Mia. That is definitely the exception to the the guest judge is better than Randy Jackson item.
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Please don't post comments on the new Season Three here.

There is a new thread started, for the current Season Three.

Thanks.
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