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Pointless is the best entertainment show out there

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  • 20-11-2012 2:12am
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    Registered Users Posts: 16,305 ✭✭✭✭


    I have been a pointless fan since we got BBC in our college apartment last year and I simply love the show. It has so many strings to it's bow. It has the quiz element and it also has the banter between Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman. This is one of the best examples of synergy I have come across in a while.

    It can spark many debates along with making somebody look like a genius or a complete fool. 5 15 is certainly a time I look forward to :D

    I'm surely not the only person who watches it over here?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,695 ✭✭✭brian_t


    I'm surely not the only person who watches it over here?

    Pointless thread here in TV http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2056236772&page=3

    Pointless thread here in Gameshows & Quizzes http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2056066607&page=2




  • Registered Users Posts: 6,104 ✭✭✭Technocentral


    I have been a pointless fan since we got BBC in our college apartment last year and I simply love the show. It has so many strings to it's bow. It has the quiz element and it also has the banter between Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman. This is one of the best examples of synergy I have come across in a while.

    It can spark many debates along with making somebody look like a genius or a complete fool. 5 15 is certainly a time I look forward to :D

    I'm surely not the only person who watches it over here?

    Because of work I generally record and watch it later, is one of the better tv quizzes, up there with Eggheads.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,873 ✭✭✭Skid


    Pointless is a terrific programme.

    I love the running in jokes, like Richard saying how great Ben Miller's Solo work is, and all the Central African Republic answers.

    I think the BBC might be in danger of squeezing it too much, it has been on without a break for ages. It could do with a break every now and then, just to keep it fresh.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,354 ✭✭✭nocoverart


    Not sure about been the best entertainment show but definitely the best quiz right now.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,351 ✭✭✭NegativeCreep


    Definitely one of the best quizzes on tv. That and the chase :D

    Edit: I meant Breakaway. Not the chase, hate that show :L


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,202 ✭✭✭maximoose


    Cant stand the presenter. Annoys me in everything I see him in, especially those horribly unfunny direct line adverts.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,766 ✭✭✭lertsnim


    Skid wrote: »
    I think the BBC might be in danger of squeezing it too much, it has been on without a break for ages. It could do with a break every now and then, just to keep it fresh.

    It was off for a month when the Olympics were on. I imagine that there will be a break at Christmas time too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,305 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Prodston


    Skid wrote: »
    Pointless is a terrific programme.

    I love the running in jokes, like Richard saying how great Ben Miller's Solo work is, and all the Central African Republic answers.

    I think the BBC might be in danger of squeezing it too much, it has been on without a break for ages. It could do with a break every now and then, just to keep it fresh.

    I didn't see it over the Summer but I'm pretty sure a lot of those were repeats from a few years back. Central African Republic certainly is a Pointless country, although St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Sao Tome and Principe push it close :D

    I'm pretty sure they're filming at least another 180 episodes anyway but I'd imagine there will be a break around Christmas. My biggest fear is that Xander and Richard get too popular and move onto "better" shows.


  • Registered Users Posts: 660 ✭✭✭jupiterjack


    just love pointless, have it set to record every evening just in case i miss it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,695 ✭✭✭brian_t


    Richard Osman was on the winning team on the Only Connect "Children in Need" special last week.

    His pointless knowledge of "50 Ways to Leave your Lover" was particularly useful in the last round.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,020 ✭✭✭BlaasForRafa


    Its ok but there's a hell of a lot of waffle in the show, the amount of time actually taken up by questions and answers isn't much at all. If it had a bit more content and a bit less padding it would be much better.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,305 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Prodston


    Its ok but there's a hell of a lot of waffle in the show, the amount of time actually taken up by questions and answers isn't much at all. If it had a bit more content and a bit less padding it would be much better.

    This is true, there is a good bit of time between questions where Alexander repeats himself but I guess for a first time viewer it would be nice to know what's happening.

    I remember seeing an older format with 5 pairs and an extra round on challenge but that felt a little too cluttered. I thoroughly enjoy the "banter" between Richard and Xander though, it makes the show for me.

    That jackpot is certainly rolling along now, hopefully it'll break £20,000.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,873 ✭✭✭Skid


    Its ok but there's a hell of a lot of waffle in the show, the amount of time actually taken up by questions and answers isn't much at all. If it had a bit more content and a bit less padding it would be much better.

    As Mr. Prodston said above, it was like that in Series 1, but then...
    Series 2 - The first major change is a reduction from 5 pairs of contestants to 4, apparently because the 'banter' between hosts, and between hosts and contestants, proved so popular in series 1 (no, I'm not too sure how they figured that one out, either).

    http://www.ukgameshows.com/ukgs/Pointless

    I like the banter between Alexander and Richard and the contestants, it makes the show.


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,611 ✭✭✭✭Welsh Megaman


    Nerdy fact: Richard's brother is Matt Osman, the bass player of Suede.

    Well done to you at home, if you got that one!


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 16,287 Mod ✭✭✭✭quickbeam


    Love the show. Record it daily as I'd not be home from work on time. The actual time spent on questions is only a small percentage of the show, sure, but the rest of it - the banter and the like - is fun unlike other shows like Eggheads, or Who Wants to be a Millionaire where the non-question bits are boring. There's nearly always at least one round per episode that suits me so I get to feel clever getting a low or pointless answer too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,305 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Prodston


    Quality show today, the first round is Pointless at it's best. Sure it's not a Mastermind or Eggheads question but what entertainment. Richard and Alexander trying not to burst out laughing was great.

    Also got myself a Pointless answer with
    Congo
    and would have won myself
    £20,000


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,351 ✭✭✭NegativeCreep


    Got myself a pointless with
    kazakhstan
    and
    seychelles
    today. It should have been me! :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,594 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    Fun show, though I tune in at 5:20 to avoid the intros.

    One small complaint:

    'Well unfortunately you don't win today's jackpot which rolls over to the next show but you have been amazing/fantastic contestants and you do of course get to take home our pointless trophy.'

    Alexander says this ALL THE TIME. They can't all be amazing or fantastic unless he's very easily amused.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,873 ✭✭✭Skid


    Fun show, though I tune in at 5:20 to avoid the intros.

    One small complaint:

    'Well unfortunately you don't win today's jackpot which rolls over to the next show but you have been amazing/fantastic contestants and you do of course get to take home our pointless trophy.'

    Alexander says this ALL THE TIME. They can't all be amazing or fantastic unless he's very easily amused.

    I agree, although I don't really mind him saying it to the contestants who at least get to the final.

    It's when he says it to the couple who have gone out twice in Round One after giving Gibberish answers, that annoys me slightly.


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    There was once a pointless round on the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett and I had to stop myself from squeeing, because I got most of them.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,462 ✭✭✭✭WoollyRedHat


    Skid wrote: »
    I agree, although I don't really mind him saying it to the contestants who at least get to the final.

    It's when he says it to the couple who have gone out twice in Round One after giving Gibberish answers, that annoys me slightly.

    Yes I agree if you manage to go out of the game twice in the first round, you should be escorted out of the building by security, while the audience laughs at you.

    Or I know, it could be the "Pointless" round, as in, anybody who has a pointless object gets to throw it at the offending contestants.
    I think it might add another dimension to the show.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,873 ✭✭✭Skid


    Sometimes I weep for humanity
    In a round where they had to identify planets Only 89 people out of 100 could identify a picture of Planet Earth. 11 people got it wrong. Are they aliens just visiting or are they (more likely) taking the piss


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,305 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Prodston


    Skid wrote: »
    Sometimes I weep for humanity
    In a round where they had to identify planets Only 89 people out of 100 could identify a picture of Planet Earth. 11 people got it wrong. Are they aliens just visiting or are they (more likely) taking the piss

    I know right, I face-palmed when I saw that, although I reckon there must have been a few trolling (I hope).These 100 could be anyone and certainly don't have Alexander's education :pac:

    Richard out did himself today too
    Uranus is worth 10 points :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,766 ✭✭✭lertsnim


    I was also surprised by how many didn't know Jupiter.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,048 ✭✭✭Da Shins Kelly


    This is actually a show that I miss when I'm away. I love it. Myself and my mam play it together whenever I'm home. We're pretty good.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,972 ✭✭✭Degag


    I've been praising Pointless on here for quite a while now. You can tell they have to put an effort into the questions now cause they've gone through so many shows.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,695 ✭✭✭brian_t


    Alexander I think always asks the winning pair about how they will spend the money after their first guess has been checked.

    Today however he asked before any of their guesses were checked.

    Did he know their first guess would be pointless ??


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,305 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Prodston


    brian_t wrote: »
    Alexander I think always asks the winning pair about how they will spend the money after their first guess has been checked.

    Today however he asked before any of their guesses were checked.

    Did he know their first guess would be pointless ??

    Well to be honest with the order they gave even I thought it would have been their best chance of that all important pointless answer. I'd like to think I'm the master of bull at times but Alexander truly is the king.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,438 ✭✭✭Crazyteacher


    I love this show. More challenging for me than Eggheads. Love Richand and Alexander too.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,776 ✭✭✭donegal_man


    Fine show but have to agree with the posters who said there is too much waffle. I always record it and scroll through the padding


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