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Maidstoned Eagle 12-12-2018 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 14542920)
At least give me an idea of the year they're likely to appear, so I can tool up.

1990....just before Hughes equalises in the FA Cup final.

Stellavista 12-12-2018 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14542940)
1990....just before Hughes equalises in the FA Cup final.

I'll die happy then.

Pub Idol 12-12-2018 04:33 PM

Pushing on through the Crown which I really enjoy (didnt think i would). Good history lesson.

Maidstoned Eagle 12-12-2018 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 14543124)
I'll die happy then.

You misunderstood the deviousness of their plot. They will force you to watch...over and over and over again...until you can stand it no more!!!!

Pistol Knight 13-12-2018 10:07 PM

Just finished 'Wormwood' on Netflix

well worth a watch

Percy Dalton 13-12-2018 11:04 PM

The Brokenwood Mysteries nice chilled out police series from New Zealand. A bit like Midsummer murders down under.

Thanet Eagle 14-12-2018 10:37 AM

Oz on Sky Atlantic. Hard hitting US prison drama from the late 90's , very intense, but a great watch.

Nostrils 14-12-2018 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Thanet Eagle (Post 14545311)
Oz on Sky Atlantic. Hard hitting US prison drama from the late 90's , very intense, but a great watch.

I quite liked it too. J.K. Simmons is brilliant in everything I've seen him in.

I have a theory that the best actors, aren't just good actors, they also have the benefit of a unique voice or features. Even better with both.

Vin Diesel is the exception.

A Wooden Fish On Wheels 16-12-2018 04:39 AM

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Originally Posted by danpalace07 (Post 14401447)
finished The Handmaid's Tale S2. You kinda have to suspend disbelief a bit with the last ep but overall it was a brilliant, emotional season in a very important show. Can't wait for S3

I'm binge-watching Handmaid's Tale. I've done Season 1 and am now on Season 2 Ep 4 - Christ it is bloody depressing. I'm on the verge of ditching it. We get it! It's really bad! They are nasty people! Now let's do something else other than torturing and maiming people for a change huh? A little bit of light at the end of the tunnel would be nice now and again?

Curious as to how others dealt with the sheer bleakness of the whole thing I did a quick google. The first hit was this, which pretty much sums up where I am with it...

"Cattleprods! Severed tongues! Torture porn! Why Iíve stopped watching the Handmaidís Tale"

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-r...argaret-atwood

Steamy 16-12-2018 07:50 AM

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Originally Posted by A Wooden Fish On Wheels (Post 14548438)
I'm binge-watching Handmaid's Tale. I've done Season 1 and am now on Season 2 Ep 4 - Christ it is bloody depressing. I'm on the verge of ditching it. We get it! It's really bad! They are nasty people! Now let's do something else other than torturing and maiming people for a change huh? A little bit of light at the end of the tunnel would be nice now and again?



Curious as to how others dealt with the sheer bleakness of the whole thing I did a quick google. The first hit was this, which pretty much sums up where I am with it...



"Cattleprods! Severed tongues! Torture porn! Why Iíve stopped watching the Handmaidís Tale"



https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-r...argaret-atwood



Mrs Steamy and I got really angry with The Hamdmaid's Tale about three quarters of the way through the first series...but we laboured on through the second, getting angry at various times.

What irked us was the amount of time where Ofred was on camera brooding and doing nothing else but that. Yes, Elisabeth Moss is a fantastic actress, and it does showcase her ability to display emotion. But it seemed to be used so often and for so long that it became padding and it wound us up. The longest period I counted was over 20 seconds.

I've noticed a few other programmes since latching onto this trope. We shout at the TV for the character to stop "doing an Ofred." Mrs Wilson - which was enjoyable for the most part - overplayed the brooding a bit too much too.

Nth Kent Eagle 16-12-2018 07:26 PM

Bad Blood on Netflix.

Gazza2 16-12-2018 10:29 PM

The new Sunderland documentary on Netflix.
Beautiful piece of film making.
Joniesta features in a few episodes inc a couple of moving bits featuring him near start of part 6.
It's a must watch for every football fan.

Ant.Palace 17-12-2018 09:22 AM

Just finished Godlesss on Netflix. Enjoyable wild west stuff, especially the last episode.

Maidstoned Eagle 17-12-2018 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Thanet Eagle (Post 14545311)
Oz on Sky Atlantic. Hard hitting US prison drama from the late 90's , very intense, but a great watch.

Oz is widely regarded as the series that paved the way for all the excellent stuff HBO etc have churned out since, it was considered ahead of its time. Look out for Lisa Edelstein from House playing a transvestite.

Handmaids Tale, we watched the first series but couldnt see the point of the 2nd as the source material was just series one.

Currently watching Waco with Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch, excellent dramatisation of the seige, Kitschs sympathetic portrayal of Koresch has come in for some criticism but this doesn't detract from the fair representation of the way the FBI and the ATF behaved before, during and after.

pallet 17-12-2018 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Gazza2 (Post 14549495)
The new Sunderland documentary on Netflix.
Beautiful piece of film making.
Joniesta features in a few episodes inc a couple of moving bits featuring him near start of part 6.
It's a must watch for every football fan.

Just started watching this, its excellent.

Stavros 69 17-12-2018 11:44 AM

Jack Ryan is good so far

Jerry Murphy's Fringe 17-12-2018 11:46 AM

Finally started to watch Garth Marenghi's Darkplace. I have simultaneously opened and closed a void in my televisual experience. Matt Berry and Richard Ayode - wtf was I doing to miss this when this came out?

Nostrils 17-12-2018 08:32 PM

The Innocent Man (Netflix)

A documentary produced by John Grisham about two separate investigations resulting in the imprisonment of four men from a small town in Oklahoma in the late 80s.

The first episode was okay, but it really gets going after the second when they start looking at the evidence etc...

A Wooden Fish On Wheels 18-12-2018 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Steamy (Post 14548487)
Mrs Steamy and I got really angry with The Hamdmaid's Tale about three quarters of the way through the first series...but we laboured on through the second, getting angry at various times.

What irked us was the amount of time where Ofred was on camera brooding and doing nothing else but that. Yes, Elisabeth Moss is a fantastic actress, and it does showcase her ability to display emotion. But it seemed to be used so often and for so long that it became padding and it wound us up. The longest period I counted was over 20 seconds.

I've noticed a few other programmes since latching onto this trope. We shout at the TV for the character to stop "doing an Ofred." Mrs Wilson - which was enjoyable for the most part - overplayed the brooding a bit too much too.

"Mrs Steamy" made me laugh out loud :D

Purepalace 19-12-2018 10:49 AM

Kidding starring Jim Carrey is excellent.


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