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Watched the Gadget Show last night, first time this series. Is it me or has the show been on a downhill slide for a couple of years now? For starters they need to drop the black guy, four presenter… Read More
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banned7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
Watched the Gadget Show last night, first time this series. Is it me or has the show been on a downhill slide for a couple of years now?

For starters they need to drop the black guy, four presenters is too much for a show like this and he's the weakest of the group if you ask me.

They've really adopted the Top Gear formula with the features/challenges they do each week, personally I'd rather they drop it altogether.

The tech on show isn't really up to date, they need a latest gadget news section. Surely they can get the latest kit sent to them no problem.

They should have a games review/preview section. 10 minutes in the show can easily be spared for this.

The only thing it still has going for it is the amazing competition, the only competition I regularly enter. How amazing would it be to have that van pull up and offload all that kit into your home. Anybody know anyone who won?
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banned7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
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#1
i love the gadget show but do agree that the coloured guy is not thes best presenter
#2
jamespir
i love the gadget show but do agree that the coloured guy is not thes best presenter


Which guy is that... white is a colour too....
banned#3
I wonder if the compo is won by a friend/relation of the director every week....

The gadget show has been terrible for ages, not relevant. in these days of review websites with video, it's time has come

therefore all they can do is make a show for the non-techie people, its far more entertainment than review unfortunately.
#4
It's traditional to have people who know nothing about gadgets on gadget shows these days - check out the usual prats they have reviewing gadgets on 'Something for the Weekend'!!!

If you want proper gadget coverage, try the T3 podcast, or the Stuff podcast...no visuals, but much better informed!
banned#5
Never watched the show until last year when I watched all the catch up past series' on DAVE channel. Thought it was an excellent programme but now they have gone for the 'top gear' style of presenting whereby the show is all about the presenters having a laugh without really showing us anything about the gadgets.

Last nights show was awful unless you like watching a few nerds running about in a paintball arena.

Wheres the gadgets gone?!!!!
banned#6
Smaybelline;7926421
Which guy is that... white is a colour too....

no its not! :w00t:
#7
Smaybelline
Which guy is that... white is a colour too....


Well said...

Such a fan is the OP that he hasn't even caught his name!!! Ortis, are we talking about?
banned#8
then again, black isnt a colour either!
#9
Let's face it it's watched by 15-45 year old men for one reason......

http://www.hhracing.co.uk/glam3.jpg
#10
Your correct that is his name, nice to see some people know him other that the BLACK guy!


SirBargainsALot
Well said...

Such a fan is the OP that he hasn't even caught his name!!! Ortis, are we talking about?
#11
It's going the same way as fifth gear (before it was canned (although Bravo were looking at buying it)) where, every week, you have less & less respect for what they say.
#12
I tape it and skip through most of it.
As for dump the presenter comment. Sorry I like Otis and like that he has managed to get anywhere with what was a very tight group.
I am just so happy Dallas is a thing of the past.
#13
Tazx
Your correct that is his name, nice to see some people know him other that the BLACK guy!


Lol. I find the way he over pronounces every word very annoying, or is it just me... ;-)
#14
Still love the program and the only weak part for me is the competition which i skip past
#15
I liked Dallas. I really like Ortis, think he's a fantastic addition to the team. Haven't seen the last couple of weeks episodes yet but as long as you take it as an entertainment show as opposed to real reviews of products then it's fine.

John is a little wierd but the spark between Jason and Suzie is brill! Jason is fantastic to watch, great that Ortis is there to really take Jason on in the challenges (if you believe they're real!).

I only know 2 people called Ortis, they both presented kids tv, and one was an aardvark!
#16
SirBargainsALot
Well said...

Such a fan is the OP that he hasn't even caught his name!!! Ortis, are we talking about?


Tazx
Your correct that is his name, nice to see some people know him other that the BLACK guy!


He may annoy you but at least have the deceny to refer to him via his name - Ortis.

If you had a white shirt on and someone said what colour shirt have you got on you would say white.... I hate the saying "coloured" we are all a colour.

And i like him the best out of the show, i used to watch him on the kids shows so i have grown up watching him as the presenter.
#17
Id say annoying but dont wanna come across as racist even though my mother is BLACK haha


krazie2004
Lol. I find the way he over pronounces every word very annoying, or is it just me... ;-)
#18
Jez15
Still love the program and the only weak part for me is the competition which i skip past


Me too, but I still enter the comp! :)

I met Jason Bradbury last week when he was signing copies of his book! Great guy!

If you wanna see the pic, it will be on my Twitter feed
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Coloured is very annoyimg, i used to get it alot wen i was younger " wow ur mum is coloured" erm nooooooooo she aint a feckin rainbow haha


Smaybelline
He may annoy you but at least have the deceny to refer to him via his name - Ortis.

If you had a white shirt on and someone said what colour shirt have you got on you would say white.... I hate the saying "coloured" we are all a colour.

And i like him the best out of the show, i used to watch him on the kids shows so i have grown up watching him as the presenter.
#20
Tazx
Coloured is very annoyimg, i used to get it alot wen i was younger " wow ur mum is coloured" erm nooooooooo she aint a feckin rainbow haha


Yeah just really annoys me. We have it at work and i go mad !! We are all a colour and we are all different and believe in different things why cant everyone just get along stop with the stupid comments.
banned#21
My my the "jump on anything race related because I'm an idiot" crew are ever present in the forum again.

Yes he has a name but I wonder if you'd have been bothered if I'd have referred to Jason as the "bald guy" or Jon as the "old guy" or Suzi as "the woman". Of course you wouldn't. Calling a black man a black man isn't racist last time I looked and if I was using a quick descriptive word for each presenter then all of the above are fair.

I could have easily referred to him by his name but I was emphasising the nondescript aspect of this particular presenter.
#22
master_chief
My my the "jump on anything race related because I'm an idiot" crew are ever present in the forum again.

Yes he has a name but I wonder if you'd have been bothered if I'd have referred to Jason as the "bald guy" or Jon as the "old guy" or Suzi as "the woman". Of course you wouldn't. Calling a black man a black man isn't racist last time I looked and if I was using a quick descriptive word for each presenter then all of the above are fair.

I could have easily referred to him by his name but I was emphasising the nondescript aspect of this particular presenter.


I agree that calling a black guy isnt racist its not you im going on at.. its the fact that some idiot put a comment saying "coloured guy" which annoys me... he is either bald... fat... old... a woman or black... he is not coloured..... And i dont "jump on anything race related because im an idiot" i just dont like the saying "coloured" so i expressed my opnion.. last time i looked this was a forum - a place where people can leave comments and opinions.
banned#24
Smaybelline
I agree that calling a black guy isnt racist its not you im going on at.. its the fact that some idiot put a comment saying "coloured guy" which annoys me... he is either bald... fat... old... a woman or black... he is not coloured..... And i dont "jump on anything race related because im an idiot" i just dont like the saying "coloured" so i expressed my opnion.. last time i looked this was a forum - a place where people can leave comments and opinions.


Sorry my comment wasn't meant at you, I should have quoted those who jumped on just the "black" thing. I agree with you, coloured is considered offensive.
#25
master_chief
Sorry my comment wasn't meant at you, I should have quoted those who jumped on just the "black" thing. I agree with you, coloured is considered offensive.


Ok thanks sorted :thumbsup:
#26
I certainly didn't enjoy last night's GS as much other episodes. A semi-alternative is the BBC's Tech show Click. New episodes every Saturday and available via iplayer. It's much less action and entertainment and more about tech information. It's not perfect, but I usually watch it every week.
banned#27
windhoek
I certainly didn't enjoy last night's GS as much other episodes. A semi-alternative is the BBC's Tech show Click. New episodes every Saturday and available via iplayer. It's much less action and entertainment and more about tech information. It's not perfect, but I usually watch it every week.


Yeah I like Click too.
#28
It's really well past it's sell by date. I stopped watching it a year or so ago and out of curiosity watched it last night. Jon Bentley scares me, he's just weird. Jason has the kind of face you want to punch, a smug arrogant creature he shouldn't be on tv. Suzi tries her best and is the only presenter I don't mind. Otis, well he's poor and just seems hyped up about everything.

I want to know what the latest gadgets are and what they can do, the gadgets are the interest for me not the presenters or some challenges. That's why I get my fix from geekygadgets.com
#29
This use to be good, around 2 years ago.
Now it's just a joke - like yesterdays episode.
#30
Let's face it, the show's never been good it's just gone from watchable (just about) but technically awful (and often inaccurate or just plain wrong) to all round tat and Otis is the single most annoying thing on TV, worse than the entire cast of Eastenders put together (and I really hate Eastenders). I can't even watch it anymore....it's now officially a motivator to reach for the remote.
#31
I love the Gadget Show - It's a show - About Gadgets. Jason Bradbury is a Legend.
banned#32
Bigpoppaad;7927581
I love the Gadget Show - It's a show - About Gadgets. Jason Bradbury is a Legend.

thats the problem! it barely spends more than 20% of the time on gadgets. Most of the time is spent on the incredibly vain presenters and their boring challenges or that really stupid prize draw.

Maybe someone should give the presenters a nudge about this thread on their twitter pages :-D
banned#33
a couple of years back, when I finally gave up tv (the tv broke, and tv license due) and decided to do away with it all, it was the Gadget show i thought i would miss the most, seeing as i didnt watch soaps or such.

After a fair break from it, and can now see it on channel5's site, seen a few eps, and realise it was crap after all!
#34
I've been on the Gadget Show in a focus group back in 2008 (remote control cars testing) and have to say actually Suzi Perry isn't that fit in the flesh but yeh it still is eye candy. Jason Bradbury really is a top bloke and he really does make the show interesting. The others actually don't have a clue about it and just work from a script and re-shoot scenes until they sound like they actually know what they are talking about.

Indeed Ortis isn't really right for the show but then again that could be down to having too many presenters. The top gear approach is only good with a live studio audience to bounce off after each segment, not something that's been shot upstairs in one of the offices in the custard factory Birmingham with small talk after each clip. Think these guys @ NorthOne tv also do the production for 5th gear which is why they are both similar
#35
jubbyme
a couple of years back, when I finally gave up tv (the tv broke, and tv license due) and decided to do away with it all, it was the Gadget show i thought i would miss the most, seeing as i didnt watch soaps or such.

After a fair break from it, and can now see it on channel5's site, seen a few eps, and realise it was crap after all!


No license fee but watching TV shows online? Ooo controversial.
#36
SirBargainsALot
No license fee but watching TV shows online? Ooo controversial.


You don't need a license to watch tv shows online, unless it is live.

I watched this once in recent times last year, and it was dreadful. As people have pointed out, they have tried tio copy the Top Gear format, which Top Gear are successful with, and failed badly.

The other problem? It's not The Gadget Show, it's The Apple Show.
#37
It is made and produced by morons ...targeted at similar.

All of the presenters have the intellectual capacity of a chimpanzee.:x
banned#38
Inactive
It is made and produced by morons ...targeted at similar.

All of the presenters have the intellectual capacity of a chimpanzee.:x


now now, you know that isn't true

chimpanzees have never presented the gadget show, they know better
#39
csiman

Maybe someone should give the presenters a nudge about this thread on their twitter pages :-D


Done! :thumbsup:

The Gadgetshow is great tho! I love it! :)
#40
The Gadget Show may as well be sponsored by Apple !

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