Product Type: BBC TV channels
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Member Name: m_illie
Advantages: Some good comedy shows, creative, varied
Disadvantages: Some things are hit and miss, really only appropriate for adults
BBC Three as you very intelligent people are probably able to guess is the third channel of BBC. Where BBC 1 offers various drama shows and discussions, BBC 2 offers culture and sport, BBC 4 documentaries, three is much more focused on comedy and interactive discussion shows.
I must admit the main reason I frequent BBC Three is because I enjoy the cartoon 'American Dad' and it just so happens to offer a double bill of this pretty much every single night at around 11pm-12am. Other than this I am left much more disappointed/wanting. The shows themselves are not necessarily 'bad' per se but they are definitely not what I would call rich entertainment. For example, one particular show that is shown on the channel is called "Snog, Marry, Avoid" which is a kind of school ground fancy-test where people change their appearance for the sake of what would make them more ideal/attractive. The show usually ends to be a waste of time as when they reappear for the "let's see if they kept up their make-under" section of the show, more often than not they haven't. While, like I said, I don't particularly dislike this show it isn't really something I would regularly watch and a reason for me to revisit the channel over and over.
Recently, one good thing about BBC Three is that it has begun to show brand new shows as soon as they're released. A few examples of this include "The Revolution Will Be Televised", "Cuckoo" and "Unzipped" which are all very distinct quite creative shows. While they must not be to everyone's tastes, it must be applauded that the channel offers shows that are all quite unique from another. For example, the former is a satirical hidden camera show and the latter is an alternative census show that attempts to offer a unique new vision of modern Britain.
The show is on air from 7pm to about 2am which means that much of what it shows is after the watershed and so a little more adult than other shows on different channels. This means it is much easier to focus on adult humour and so the channel is very obviously adult orientated. Themes are often centralised around sex, politics and day-to-day living and so would be more difficult for a child to really grasp. Further due to the language on some of the shows its probably not appropriate to watch these shows with your children anyway.
There is lots of variety and the shows are always very current and modern. While not always to my taste I can appreciate while other people my age might enjoy them and as such I do think it is a pretty decent channel.
BBC Three is a show that although it has one particular focus and one particular target audience, that is comedy and young adults respectively, it still manages to be quite engaging and creative. The shows are usually brand new and its the only place to see many of them as they aren't featured outside of the BBC name. This means you get cutting edge comedy talent all inclusive in one channel and provided you happen to enjoy the subject matter/presenter etc it is usually quite entertaining.
Summary: A decent channel for young adults