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    Can you recommend a good mockumentry?

    Garth Merenghi's Darkplace is SUPERB, and is perfect for anyone who loves fantasy and sci-fi. It is a British comedy programme from the early 2000s, starring and co-written by Richard Ayoade, about a pompous sci-fi author talking about his great lost series which (he claims) was banned for being too subversive (although the truth is that it was probably just canned for being rubbish). Each episode consists of an episode of the lost series, with the author and cast giving a sort of commentary. It is brilliant, and great fun.
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    Poll: Is Varys a Woman?

    I vote no.
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    Popular shows you quit on

    Re: Une Famille Formidable - it still has a fantastic theme tune. Enjoy!
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    Popular shows you quit on

    As far as British programmes are concerned, it would have to be Have I Got News For You and Peep Show.
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    Popular shows you quit on

    For me, it was a French programme called Une Famille Formidable. For those who don't know, it is (or was) a quiet, thoughtful comedy/drama about ordinary family life, and it is something of a national treasure in France. It has been running since the early 1990s; they make 2 or 3 episodes per year, each of movie-length, and the original cast are all still in it to this day. Some of the actors who play the children of the original characters are actually their real-life children - it's that sort of programme. It is beautiful, subtle and realistic, and acted by serious actors - it is an undiscovered little French gem. Well, it was. The storylines have become sillier and more sensational over the years, until a recent episode showed the family being stranded on a desert island after their plane crashes, living there fairly happily for a couple of weeks and then being rescued, none the worse for the experience. That was the "jumping the shark" moment for me, but it had been heading that way for a while... I no longer bother to keep up with it, and I do feel some sadness about it, as I grew up watching and caring about those characters (and the actors who played them). Are there any French forumites who feel the same way, or who are still enjoying it enough to stick with it?
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    References and Homages

    He loves his football, but he's a Jets and Giants fan. :) If you're a football fan yourself, you might enjoy his football-related posts on his blog. I absolutely love them - he is knowledgable, opinionated, passionate, colourful. It is very good reading, in other words! He didn't post much about football this season, unfortunately, but I hope he'll be back to his old NFL-obsessive ways soon. If Sam Darnold starts turning the Jets around, and if Eli Manning hangs up his boots, GRRM will have plenty to say about it, you can be sure! And welcome to the forum. :)
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