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For some reason that I can’t understand, I cannot read or watch on tv any fiction. I can imagine the tv or film camera filming every move. I can only watch reality  programmes like : 24 hours in A&E, Traffic Cops, 24 hours in police custody, etc, 

I am interested in the persons job that the programme is about.Is anyone else like this ?

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I don't mind fiction as long as it's realistic. Sometimes the character in a movie has super powers while fighting that no normal human being could possibly have. That's the type of movie I don't like but I didn't mind Ghost, perhaps because there were comedy elements to it too. What about musicals? Do you like those? I loved Grease for instance but people just don't burst out singing in the street for instance do they?  :hihi:

Do you just mean on TV Pat?
 

 

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1 hour ago, Joto said:

I don't mind fiction as long as it's realistic. Sometimes the character in a movie has super powers while fighting that no normal human being could possibly have. That's the type of movie I don't like but I didn't mind Ghost, perhaps because there were comedy elements to it too. What about musicals? Do you like those? I loved Grease for instance but people just don't burst out singing in the street for instance do they?  :hihi:

Do you just mean on TV Pat?
 

 

That’s funny because I love musicals and they are fiction aren’t they ? My favourite is Guys and Dolls but realise that I only like the songs in them and not the story. Also love Grease.

I don’t like fictional films at the cinema or fictional novels. The last two films I saw in the cinema we’re about the first moon landing and Freddie Mercurys life story. Both factual stories.

 

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Same here, only watch documentaries, real-life, police programmes, etc. Never watch soaps, period dramas. Find the general public are the best actors/actresses, especially Gogglebox.  Although love 8 out of 10 Cats, Room 101 and the like. But am an avid reader of psychological  fiction books.

 

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15 minutes ago, Bunny Marsh said:

Same here, only watch documentaries, real-life, police programmes, etc. Never watch soaps, period dramas. Find the general public are the best actors/actresses, especially Gogglebox.  Although love 8 out of 10 Cats, Room 101 and the like. But am an avid reader of psychological  fiction books.

 

Your taste sounds the very same as mine. Every tv programme you’ve mentioned in your post I also watch. I don’t think I could read a psychological fiction book though, although I’m not quite sure what they are about.

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Just try one, I think you'll be hooked. A good one to start with is Behind Closed Doors by B.A.Paris.You can get a second hand one quite cheaply from Amazon.

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13 minutes ago, Bunny Marsh said:

Just try one, I think you'll be hooked. A good one to start with is Behind Closed Doors by B.A.Paris.You can get a second hand one quite cheaply from Amazon.

Thank you.

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Morning Pattricia

 

sorry I'm the exact opposite I read constantly and it can be on any subject especially something I don't know about.

I do like a bargain & have over the years picked up books that I would never have thought about buying but on the whole been very happy to learn about subjects other than my own immediate interests weather they be fact or fiction.

Some of the Science fiction books are too far out there for me especially those that start mentioning far away distant planets hibernated by superior races etc & I don't have much time for 'Super Hero' stuff but to contradict myself one of my favourite books is 'Monkey Planet' by Pierre Boulle. This little176 page paper back book easily read in a couple of days went on to spawn the whole massive Planet of the Apes films. 

In theory isn't the fact that by reading the book you embrace the knowledge of knowing where the original films came from?

 

I hate the whole Soap industry, same old plots reworked and so far from reality and so time controlling,

Holly oaks, Emmerdale, Cori, Eastenders  one after the other watch them all & oop's the nights gone.  (I'd rather be in't Garage anyway)

 

Traffic Cops has to be the poorest piece of filming ever - so stage managed and never linked in properly.

A Police chase that starts off in say Blackstock rd can the next second be on the parkway and be up woodseats the next second but back still being chased down Blackstock the next. poor and half the shots are stage managed after the event.

 

So I put my case forward on the side of books fact or fiction.

3 very good books I can recommend Pattricia all fact and something you might not particularly choose but all found to be interesting.

 

1 - Gordon Ramsay - Humble Pie.      I would never have picked this but it was the only thing to read in a Hospital waiting room years ago Excellent book.

2 - the King of Vodka - Linda Himelstein.      £1 shop and worth every penny -  intreguing history about the Smirnoff Dynasty

3 - Madame Tussauds 'A life and a time' Teresa Ransom. same again £1 shop. 

 

Enjoy

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I'm also just the opposite and have spent a lot of time in lockdown reading novels, particularly from the 19th century e.g. Dickens, Jane Austen, Wilkie Collins etc and watching films and dramas. They've all enriched my life enormously although I like some reality TV, especially 'The Apprentice' which is hilarious.

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3 hours ago, Bunny Marsh said:

Same here, only watch documentaries, real-life, police programmes, etc. Never watch soaps, period dramas. Find the general public are the best actors/actresses, especially Gogglebox.  Although love 8 out of 10 Cats, Room 101 and the like. But am an avid reader of psychological  fiction books.

 

 Bunny I picked up on something you said in this post. Quote “ Find the general public are the best actors/ actresses. I so agree with you about this. Also one of my favourite subjects is unsolved crimes. Especially when people go missing and are never found. I think the quote that “  Fact is stranger than fiction”  Sums my choices up !

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I used to read books constantly when I was single,  brought up on Jane Austen and still have the leatherbound book handed down to me by my mother,  then it was the odd romance book,  then who-dun-it  (Aunty sent me for xmas)  then a Dennis Wheatley (The Devil Rides Out) my ex used to read his books,  when I had children I didn't have the time but I prefer non-fiction now.  I also enjoy reference books.

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56 minutes ago, cressida said:

I used to read books constantly when I was single,  brought up on Jane Austen and still have the leatherbound book handed down to me by my mother,  then it was the odd romance book,  then who-dun-it  (Aunty sent me for xmas)  then a Dennis Wheatley (The Devil Rides Out) my ex used to read his books,  when I had children I didn't have the time but I prefer non-fiction now.  I also enjoy reference books.

As a child I didn’t mind fiction at all especially at the cinema. We had no tv then so the Saturday morning cinema show was the highlight of the week. We had Flash Gordon and cowboy films. Gradually as I got older and especially after graduating as a nurse, I became more interested in factual programmes and films. For instance my favourite tv programme is GPS behind closed doors. I feel as though I’m actually in the doctors surgery as he’s talking to his patient.

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