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Odd choices in Recommendations and Coming Soon
« on: February 15, 2016, 05:18:57 PM »
Some silly decisions have been made

When I saw Jake ATFM in Coming Soon, I thought they'd remade it. Why I don't know, it was a bad show 29 years ago. IMDB confirmed it hadn't been remade, so what the hell is it doing in Coming Soon?

The "On this Weekend" email from 12 Feb (and, I think, in the Android Recommendations for the same weekend), "Life and Death in the Valley of the Kings" was listed. It was listed (correctly) in the guide as a repeat. Why the What's on/Recommendations entry? It's not even in the "hasn't been shown for a long time" repeat category. According to IMDB, it was first released in March 2013 (UK). Not sure when it was shown in Australia, but it must have been in the last three years.
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Re: Odd choices in Recommendations and Coming Soon
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2016, 05:47:10 PM »
As posted in the other topic, I agree that some of the choices in coming soon and recommendations are a bit odd but I do believe that reruns of shows from 20+ years ago (or shows that have never been broadcast during the digital era) could appear in coming soon but should be flagged as repeat.

Some users will not be old enough to have watched ithem first time and others may like the nostalgia.

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Re: Odd choices in Recommendations and Coming Soon
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2016, 06:09:13 PM »
I agree with you about Jake and the Fatman, though it still doesn't tempt me to actually watch it.

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Re: Odd choices in Recommendations and Coming Soon
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2016, 08:10:00 AM »
My recollection is that it was made clear that it was ancient. While I was not tempted to record it, there may be other ancient programs that I would be interested in recording. I think it is potentially useful.

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Re: Odd choices in Recommendations and Coming Soon
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2016, 12:15:31 PM »
My recollection is that it was made clear that it was ancient. ...
Your recollection is correct. The series synopsis in the "What's On" email starts "Classic 80's television ...". The Recommendation in the Android app has now disappeared (the first episode has already run), but I think it started similarly.

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Re: Odd choices in Recommendations and Coming Soon
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2016, 09:16:04 AM »
Big return for Jake and the Fatman - 3pm and 4am showings. And of course they started with episode 7 not 1

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Re: Odd choices in Recommendations and Coming Soon
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2016, 09:25:07 AM »
Big return for Jake and the Fatman - 3pm and 4am showings. And of course they started with episode 7 not 1
I'm pretty sure I saw what looked like the first episode when I was flicking channels last week. Checking the guide they're up to episode 7 now, so that makes sense.

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Re: Odd choices in Recommendations and Coming Soon
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2016, 10:22:05 AM »
I was working off Coming Soon which only showed it starting yesterday


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