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Peer Review: A678332 - The Tribe

Post 1

Smiley Ben

Entry: The Tribe - A678332
Author: Smiley Ben - U27280

Well, it's cool, thought-provoking, stylish, witty, dependant on vast pools of talent...

...and 'The Tribe', subject of this entry, isn't half bad either...


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Post 2

Otto Fisch ("Stop analysing Strava.... and cut your hedge")

Wow! That's a lot of characters!

I think I've seen this once - a few years ago. (well, I doubt there's much that I could mistake it for!). I remember being intruiged but ultimately bewildered by it all. I suppose it's not something that you can come in in the middle of....

Good entry, though smiley - smiley

I have a couple of suggestions - perhaps the title ought to be The Tribe - The TV Programme or something similar.

My other suggestion is about the order of the characters - is it possible to divide them up according to series, tribe, good guys / bad guys. From what you've written in the entry, I would imagine that the answer is "no"! But if there is any order that could be imposed on it, I think it would help.

TTFN

Otto


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Post 3

Smiley Ben

Hi, thanks for the comments. It is in a way bewildering if you come in in the middle, but only if you assume it isn't going to be totally naff and ridiculous. Which is is... smiley - smiley Fact is, any actual plot is incidental to the latest outbreak of zits, or her not liking him, but he liking her over there.....

Yeah, I suppose I ought to change the title... Not that I don't totally hate the whole ''Title' - genre' thang going on, but that's the way it's done...

The characters are in order of series, and within series goodies first then baddies... After that they're ordered by association, i.e. person A relating to person B, and person B to C.... I just haven't given any indication of that smiley - winkeye. Basically I ran out of types of header... smiley - winkeye


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Post 4

Researcher PSG

Knocking this to the top of peer review to see if anyone who knows the series has any comments on it.

Researcher PSG


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Post 5

Smiley Ben

I do! me me me me me me!

Oh... you meant someone else, didn't you...? smiley - winkeyesmiley - winkeye


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Post 6

Smij - Formerly Jimster

Now, I remember a certain someone mentioning this was in the pipeline at the Summer meet-up....


smiley - applause Ben. Good work!!


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Post 7

Smiley Ben

...and I remember a certain someone agreeing to edit it too smiley - winkeye

So, what do you think - does it suitably sum up this programme's true greatness?


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Post 8

Smij - Formerly Jimster

As you'll remember, I'm not a fan - I think it's a very generous appraisal, Ben. smiley - smiley

Have you seen the DVDs now? There are some nice extras on them.

Jims


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Post 9

Smiley Ben

I do remember your mentioning something about not really understanding its greatness. Which is fair enough - few do... smiley - winkeye

But seriously, given that I've peppered the article liberally with words like 'tries' and 'aims' I don't think it's unreasonably generous. After all, articles by people who dislike things invariably work out horribly worse than ones by people that love them, even if a balance would be better.

And anyway, I think I've hopefully expressed my tongue-in-cheek love of the show, and it doesn't actually come across as my believing it's /actually/ rivelling Shakespeare. Shudder.


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Post 10

Smiley Ben

...oh, and no, not seen the DVDs yet, sadly...


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Post 11

Smiley Ben

Tum-ti-tum....

...well, at least Season 5 has been confirmed...


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Post 12

NAITA (Join ViTAL - A1014625)

Ooh, I've seen a couple episodes of this on Norwegian TV. Since it's been on early in the afternoon, and obviously aimed at a younger audience than me, I haven't bothered following it but I enjoyed your entry anyways. smiley - smiley
But it's a bit long (that's my catchphrase today smiley - winkeye )
I liked the beginning, and the end, but to reach that I had to scroll by the seemingly endless list of characters, which I just couldn't bother to read. (What little I did read didn't tell me much, it probably makes more sense to someone in the know.)
I'd advice to shrink that section down quite a bit. But that's just my opinion. smiley - winkeye


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Post 13

Smiley Ben

I guess my feeling is that, since the Tribe is essentially a character study, the characters are what make the show (or break it!). I tried to weave into the characters section stuff about the plot and issues that it brings up simply because to write a section entitled 'issues' with basically a bullet-list with 'Anorexia. Being orphaned. Death. Sex.' would look pathetic, and miss the point given that the show is about /reactions/ to these things, and how young people relate, rather than the issues themselves.

Sorry, that sounds horribly defensive. To put it more positively: the Tribe /is/ the Tribe's characters, and in a way the rest of the entry just backs up and sets the scene for their existence.


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Post 14

NAITA (Join ViTAL - A1014625)

>> I guess my feeling is that, since the Tribe is essentially a character study, the characters are what make the show (or break it!). I tried to weave into the characters section stuff about the plot and issues that it brings up simply because to write a section entitled 'issues' with basically a bullet-list with 'Anorexia. Being orphaned. Death. Sex.' would look pathetic, and miss the point given that the show is about /reactions/ to these things, and how young people relate, rather than the issues themselves.
>>

In that case I retract all my statements (well, not the good things of course) and just humbly suggest you mention the above before listing up and explaining all the characters. smiley - smiley


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Post 15

Researcher PSG

Hello
I've recommended this as it seems a very comprehensive entry on the program, and seems to have got a good response.

Researcher PSG


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Post 17

Smij - Formerly Jimster

Woohoo! Well done, Ben!


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Post 18

Otto Fisch ("Stop analysing Strava.... and cut your hedge")

smiley - ale Nice one!


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Post 19

Smiley Ben

Thanks to you all...

smiley - winkeye


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Post 20

The Apprentice

Smiley Ben... At a couple of hundred words short of 6000 - care to suggest where you'd like this to be cut in half (at least).

I was thinking background, plot and tribes in one entry; characters and the rest in another.

People will lose track otherwise... being such a very thorough entry.

smiley - biggrin

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