Talk:Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe

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NPOV/OR tags[edit]

This article has problems with nreferenced POV statements based on original research about the program - this not appropriate for an encyclopedia. For instance, the way "Unsarcastic/Complimentary" section suggests that sincere praise for TV shows is very rare on Screenwipe - there is an (I think stronger) OR case to be made that Charlie Brooker's sincere praise is much more common. Another example of a problematic line: "Screenwipe can be characterised as being intellectually harsher, however, with Brooker often making over-the-top — and slightly unbalanced — moral comparisons between the seeming attitude of certain programmes, and the logical conclusions of that attitude if it were turned towards real life." (talk) 22:45, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

  • Sincere praise for a show is noticably rarer on the show compared to negative comments. But the number of shows he does support listed in the article doesn't really suggest praise on the show is very rare. Also, I have to say I think the "intellectually harsher" line is generally correct about the style of the show, though I agree some refence for this is needed. So the OR tag is perhaps warranted, but I don't think the NPOV one is. Alberon (talk) 16:14, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Even mild praise is considerably rare on the show throughout the seasons. For example, Charlie Brooker may list five to ten flaws with a program and then list only one or two aspects of a program that he finds worthwhile. I enjoy Screenwipe immensely and find that this is the case -- in fact I find that's part of it's draw for me. Even the most casual review of the show will prove a high ratio of negative to positive comments. I'm reviewing some episodes now and once I've documented negative vs. positive comments I'll remove the NPOV tag if there are no reasonable objections. Glamrockboy (talk) 23:02, 16 February 2008 (UTC)
    • Okay, I'm going to just stop right here. In the first three minutes of Episode 4 of series 3, there are twenty-three statements that are either mocking or negative -- with no positive statements. There are a large number of neutral statements as well, but the negative statements are overwhelming in number. Therefore I am removing the POV tag. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Glamrockboy (talkcontribs) 23:40, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Series count[edit]

This article keeps referencing 'series five' as the latest series, however according to the production company it is series four that is currently broadcasting?!? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:03, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

BBC iPlayer also lists the current series as being "Series 4". Dave Dubya (talk) 16:32, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
OK, the actual dates of the episodes - in line with what we have on the page already are:
"Series 1"
  • Episode 1 - 2 March 2006
  • Episode 2 - 9 March 2006
  • Episode 3 - 16 March 2006
"Series 2"
  • Episode 1 - 20 July 2006
  • Episode 2 - 27 July 2006
  • Episode 3 - 3 August 2006
  • Episode 4 - 10 August 2006
  • Screenwipe USA - 17 August 2006
  • Christmas Special - 22 December 2006
"Series 3"
  • Episode 1 - 5 February 2007
  • Episode 2 - 12 February 2007
  • Episode 3 - 19 February 2007
  • Episode 4 - 26 February 2007
"Series 4"
  • Episode 1 - 25 September 2007
  • Episode 2 - 2 October 2007
  • Episode 3 - 9 October 2007
  • Episode 4 - 16 October 2007
  • Review of the Year - 19 December 2007 (60 minutes)
Looking at the BBC site, they definitely count the five episodes in Sep-Dec 2007 as "Series 3." I suspect that what we have as Series 2 & 3 are actually just a ten-episode Series 2. Nick Cooper (talk) 17:12, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

The title music appears in the film 28 Days later. Brooker also went on to make his own zombie series which was reminent of 28. I think hes a fan =] Iowaseven (talk) 00:53, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

"Massively increased buget"[edit]

Too lazy to fix it myself, the spoof voiceover is at the end of season 3, not 2. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:44, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Grimme Award for German ripoff[edit]

The German "copy" of Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe, the show "Walusis sieht fern" was rewarded with a Grimme Award 2012 (entertainment) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:26, 13 March 2012 (UTC)