Quick Q from MNHQ - please help us!

(72 Posts)
TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 09-Oct-13 09:15:15

Hi all

Just a quick one - we're thinking of starting a TV club on MN - we'd pick a TV series to watch over the course of a few weeks and then have a thread running where you can come to talk about it. Think MN Book Club but for TV series.

Where we need your help is to come up with a name... what shall we call it? We're thinking along these lines:

MN Telly Club
MN Telly Addicts Club
MN TV Club

Can you tell we've run out of creative steam?! Please help us by either coming up with a different name or telling us which one of those you think works best.

Thanks in advance for your help

LtEveDallas Wed 09-Oct-13 09:17:30

MN TV Club, otherwise people will mix it up with Telly Addicts. TV seperates it better.

ButThereAgain Wed 09-Oct-13 09:26:35

Is the idea that, once you had got it going well enough to market the idea, these would be sponsored discussions, i.e. a TV company paying for a thread with the idea that it would promote a programme?

If that's the case it would be nice if the name didn't imply it was the place to discuss telly progs. There are such a lot of really nice, mildly subversive, threads taking the affectionate mickey out of telly series that it would be a sham if an official version took any steam from them.

ButThereAgain Wed 09-Oct-13 09:27:27

shame notsham (though both might dogrin)

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Wed 09-Oct-13 09:27:33

TBH - I can't really see the point? It's totally different than books. There are loads of threads already on various TV programmes...


BinarySolo Wed 09-Oct-13 09:35:28

MN Square Eyes

mignonette Wed 09-Oct-13 09:41:29

I like MNTV.

Unless MTV comes after you with a stick!

yegodsandlittlefishes Wed 09-Oct-13 09:45:24

MN Television Club (have to be careful not to put a The in front so it doesn't turn into TTC)
MN TV Club (series name)
MN Club TV
MN TV Review
MN TV (the year)
MN TV Times

Rowlers Wed 09-Oct-13 09:51:57

MNTV here too.

DameFanny Wed 09-Oct-13 10:14:00

MN google-box

Cos you know people will be inserting daft images all the way

MrsPMT Wed 09-Oct-13 10:15:18

MNTV is good

senmerrygoround Wed 09-Oct-13 10:16:49

MNTV too

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 09-Oct-13 10:22:59

Don't we already do this? I thought that's what the Telly Addicts section was about. confused

squeaver Wed 09-Oct-13 10:29:11

I think MNTV club.

But, really, you're going to have to do something else to differentiate it from all the millions of other threads in Telly Addicts. Say webchats with the writer/director/stars like the Book Club. Or can you send out box sets and everyone has to watch, say, series 1 by a certain date?

[not asking for much emoticon]

LauraChant Wed 09-Oct-13 10:32:22

Well you could say that about books too - there is a book sevtion but also the book club where everyone reads the same book.

I was thinking just yesterday that the rise of box sets makes consumption of TV series more like books. Look at all the threads about if I like X box set whst elsa might I like?

LauraChant Wed 09-Oct-13 10:32:51

Oh God the typos. Sorry. Am in Costa.

namechangenancy Wed 09-Oct-13 10:41:00

MNTV -it's funny and it does what it says.

AmberLeaf Wed 09-Oct-13 11:21:21


SoupDragon Wed 09-Oct-13 11:23:19

How about Watch It complete with a hard stare?

HangingGardenofBabbysBum Wed 09-Oct-13 11:27:54

The Goggle Boxers?

Watch with Mothers/Mumsnet?

Who Saw?

flakjacket Wed 09-Oct-13 11:42:33

I like Watch with Mumsnet!

HappySunflower Wed 09-Oct-13 12:13:35

I also like Watch with Mumsnet!

TeamEdward Wed 09-Oct-13 12:19:54

ITRTOSOT - "Is This Really The Only Shit On Tonight?"

BitOutOfPractice Wed 09-Oct-13 12:33:20

Please. Nothing with "telly" in it sounds so common blush

LauraChant Wed 09-Oct-13 12:57:02

Another vote for Watch with Mumsnet.

steppemum Wed 09-Oct-13 13:24:58

how is it any different from, say, the downton thread in tellyaddicts, which does exactly what you describe in the op?? confused

MissStrawberry Wed 09-Oct-13 13:28:06

I think this is trying to add something MN doesn't need.

Spottybra Wed 09-Oct-13 13:44:33

I have yet to watch a tv programme in full from beginning to end without interruptions or falling asleep.

I can however, read mn threads whilst grabbing a coffee when dd is asleep in between catching up on jobs.

I don't think you need it.

stealthsquiggle Wed 09-Oct-13 13:59:25

(yet) another vote for Watch With Mumsnet. Says all it needs to.

Watch With Mumsnet.

BinarySolo Wed 09-Oct-13 14:06:48

Watch with mumsnet is pure genius. Annoyed I didn't think of it as my suggestion was rubbish.

ilovexmastime Wed 09-Oct-13 14:18:42

Mumsnet Square Eyes.... to the tune of SpongeBob Squarepants...

DameDeepRedBetty Wed 09-Oct-13 17:00:47

Watch with Mumsnet is better than any of your own frankly dismal ideas!

MN couch potatoes

Watch with Mumsnet or Mumsnet Square eyes.

RhondaJean Wed 09-Oct-13 18:45:26

MN TV Talkshop?

Watch with mumsnet is great !

WWMN gets my vote too.

Not that I'm likely to join.... kind of goes against my current failing campaign of getting my family to watch less TV grin

Trills Wed 09-Oct-13 22:11:41

Box set club?

Or would it be about things that were on the TV?

oldsilver Wed 09-Oct-13 22:43:57

MoNitor or MNitor

but like MNTV or Watch with Mumsnet.

Sorry, another one who doesn't see the point. It might even be annoying to posters have to decide whether they want to chat about,say, Mad Men in telly addicts or on the 'official' thread, or hop between the two....

But WWM if you must. smile

Solo Thu 10-Oct-13 00:10:03

Mumsnet Box Watchers (or Box Watchers Club).

MN Remote Controllers.

MN TurnOvers.

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 10-Oct-13 00:17:54

Agreed, Watch with Mumsnet is genius, txs HangingGardenofBabbysBum.

The idea is to choose and follow a series together much as book club works. We will simultaneously target channels/production companies who may well be able to do give aways/arrange webchats with the stars. As ever, we'll give it a go and if it's not popular/ folks would like it done differently we'll bin/adapt accordingly. Thanks all for the input.

Rockinhippy Thu 10-Oct-13 00:36:35


Rockinhippy Thu 10-Oct-13 00:37:40

Op, I missed that its ended. - I love watch with Mumsnet too smile

aristocat Thu 10-Oct-13 09:14:43

Yes MNTV smile

HangingGardenofBabbysBum Thu 10-Oct-13 17:25:44

<glides in, gathers long-stemmed roses strewn by footlights, curtseys elegantly, murmurs a few thoughtful words of thanks, leaves without tripping, swearing or soiling self>


BurlyShassey Fri 11-Oct-13 19:11:09

MN TV club

Clawdy Sun 13-Oct-13 11:58:07

MN Tellyphiles

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 13-Oct-13 20:28:50

Also don't see the point as that what this section is for

So all the tv series I like ie true blood - bates moral - American horror - Eastenders - towie - etc etc then I just go on those threads anyway

If it is on tv then people watch it

Not like books where someone chooses and all read iyswim

celestialbows Thu 17-Oct-13 21:43:16

I like someone else's 'square eyes' suggestions, it harks back to days of yore.

BOF Thu 17-Oct-13 23:16:09

We can be as irreverent as we like on threads here- I'd worry that with 'official' involvement, we'd lose that humour. Have you seen how rude we can be?

Would we still be able to be completely honest and occasionally rude or would it serve more as another marketing tool?

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 18-Oct-13 10:31:49

Rude bof? You mean all the lusting and drooling we do over certain actors grin

BOF Fri 18-Oct-13 15:32:55

Oh, partly grin. But mainly the fairly merciless lambasting on the X Factor threads...I can't see a sponsored discussion of that tolerating a finalist being christened Nanfucker, can you? grin

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 18-Oct-13 19:19:35

A nan fucker??

Havnt been on xf

Is it anything like a COCKLODGER !!!!

BOF Fri 18-Oct-13 19:39:46

He loved his Nan. And he was a bit creepy. We came up with a suggested album for him:

_Nanfucker - The Grey-test love of all, the album_

You Never Give Me Your Granny

Mo' Granny, Mo' problems <hip-op>

Don’t Let My Nan Go Down On Me, (she's still got her teeth in)

Try A Little Tena-ness

Nan, you feel like a woman

Gimme, gimme, gimme a Nan after midnight

Denture wish your girlfriend was hot like Nan

Stannah Stairway to Heaven

Don't Stand So Colostomy

Miopiccolotopolino Fri 18-Oct-13 19:42:51

Mntv smile

I only 'do' the telly threads now and I wouldn't 'do' official ones. Apart from anything else, have you seen how quickly we fill threads with just our regulars? XF/Strickly/Prentice threads can regularly do over 1,000 on the day. If they're linked all over the shop and full of humourless NonRTFT-ers, they'll be too fast to follow and full in a flash.
Not for me, sorry (am sure that will entirely sway you grin)

Trills Fri 18-Oct-13 21:41:12

With "official" involvement we'd still be as rude as we liked and then nobody would sponsor the threads after the first few.

Hullygully Fri 18-Oct-13 22:08:48

<wishes she watched telly>

Pagwatch Sat 19-Oct-13 09:28:28

Yes - I would think it could get a little 'sanitised'

Would they being doing any of the marvellous Gok Wan programmes?

[innocent face]

Hullygully Sat 19-Oct-13 17:06:48

How long would it take for the rallying cry of "BULLYING" to be heard?

RaisingthedeadArizona Fri 25-Oct-13 11:28:52

Not sure I see the point either. People start threads for programmes they're into - ie the X Factor, Bake Off, Emmerdale and various dramas. And anyone who is into those programmes gravitate towards those threads.

limitedperiodonly Sat 26-Oct-13 14:43:59

I love Telly Addicts. No I wouldn't do this. You can use my comments, but I'm not going to make it that easy. I talk to like-minded people here, not programme makers for your benefit.

As regards bullying, I don't understand that comment.

I do know that scottishmummy made a complete tit of herself sneering at people on an Apprentice thread.

We're a happy band on Telly Addicts and fiercely loyal to each other.

Fiderer Wed 30-Oct-13 09:11:24

I agree with limited. If programme makers or TV bods want to know what we think all they have to do is read the threads.

A formal thread would have a different tone and imo be less informative for the makers/bods anyway.

Maryz Sat 02-Nov-13 18:44:12

What everyone else said.

I want to arse around, not have to be careful what I say.

SconeForAStroll Sat 02-Nov-13 18:48:09

<waves at telly bods>

Not long til The Apprentice again! Do you think BOF will have boffed any voice contestants this year? just can't be doing with X factor

Maryz Sun 03-Nov-13 09:28:03

Probably Scone grin

Could you imagine a "sponsored" conversation about The Apprentice - there would be so many deletions.

hollyisalovelyname Sun 03-Nov-13 09:50:32

Doesn't Telly Addicts do that anyway? What's the point?

limitedperiodonly Sun 03-Nov-13 12:56:32

Is the Apprentice soon? I can't watch and MN at the same time. I'm very impressed by the people who can. Especially Suepurblybilt

I'm looking forward to Matthew Wright on I'm A Celebrity.

MN Gogglebox Club.

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