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Am Phibian 28-03-2018 01:05 PM

Just got through Snowfall. Deffo worth a peek and will watch series 2. Drugs, LA, gangs, Mexicans, etc.

Was amazed to find the lead was born and bred Peckham he was that good as a Yank.

eagle mart 28-03-2018 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by weltklasse (Post 14182157)
Catching up with Ash vs Evil Dead

SE03 Ep02

'Taaake onnnn meeeeee' :D

weltklasse 28-03-2018 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by eagle mart (Post 14182182)
SE03 Ep02

'Taaake onnnn meeeeee' :D

Am halfway through season 2 at the moment...

Tim of the 80's 28-03-2018 01:18 PM

Just finished Gomorrah season 3. Just great. Series 4 on the way. Patrizia as boss?

Dodger 28-03-2018 05:00 PM

Been enjoying Damned on channel 4. Jo Brand, Alan Davies and Kevin Eldon all star, set in child protection unit, some pretty moody topics at times but good laughs. Sort of a touch of The Office about it.

scro 28-03-2018 05:09 PM

I very much enjoyed californication, better call Saul (preferred it to breaking bad, which I eventually got into after forcing myself through the terrible first series), altered carbon, banshee and I am actually really enjoying this series of top gear.

I liked peaky blinders, narcos *****il they killed Escobar) and back.

Anyone watched 21 thunder? I assume it’s terrible?

I stopped watching the Knick, the wire, seven seconds, mad men and black mirror because I thought they were really dull or worse annoying..

scro 28-03-2018 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Dodger (Post 14182498)
Been enjoying Damned on channel 4. Jo Brand, Alan Davies and Kevin Eldon all star, set in child protection unit, some pretty moody topics at times but good laughs. Sort of a touch of The Office about it.

I lost faith in the second series. First was blinding!

scro 28-03-2018 05:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Am Phibian (Post 14182177)
Just got through Snowfall. Deffo worth a peek and will watch series 2. Drugs, LA, gangs, Mexicans, etc.

Was amazed to find the lead was born and bred Peckham he was that good as a Yank.

Watchable but left me a little bored at times.

Nostrils 28-03-2018 09:25 PM

The Defiant Ones on Netflix.

A four part documentary about Jimmy Iovine (never heard of him before) and Dr Dre. I don't think you'd need have an interest in either of their music to enjoy this, but chances are, you already have an album they've had something to do with.

Unsolved: The Man With No Alibi on the BBC.

A number of twenty minute episodes that had me hooked after the first one, so much so that I watched them all in one sitting.

Nostrils 28-03-2018 09:40 PM

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Originally Posted by CarlosTheFinger (Post 14145367)
For any fellow Trekkies out there, I'm re-watching the entire series in chronological order by following the Star Trek Chronology Project.

I re-watched all of Enterprise (very underrated in my opinion) and I've just finished Discovery on Netflix. I really enjoyed it. It's not Star Trek in the style I know and love (Next Generation, Deep Space 9 and Voyager) and has a fair few canon continuity issues to be resolved but as a piece of televisual entertainment, it was excellent and I enjoyed it much more than the original series.

Cheers Myceliumboys,

Carlos

Can't say I'm a Trekkie, although I loved the original and The Next Generation (the others I couldn't be arsed with), but due to this review I gave the new one a go. It's much more violent and dark than any of the others, and definitely won't be coming on BBC2 at 6pm on a Tuesday night, but I have to admit that I really enjoyed it, which surprised me.

Thanet Eagle 29-03-2018 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Nostrils (Post 14182781)
The Defiant Ones on Netflix.

A four part documentary about Jimmy Iovine (never heard of him before) and Dr Dre. I don't think you'd need have an interest in either of their music to enjoy this, but chances are, you already have an album they've had something to do with.

Unsolved: The Man With No Alibi on the BBC.

A number of twenty minute episodes that had me hooked after the first one, so much so that I watched them all in one sitting.

The Defiant Ones is excellent. Feels like two documentaries for the price of one .

PeterH 29-03-2018 04:54 PM

Paranoid on Netflix was okay if you like police dramas. Characters a tad annoying though.

Mad Max 29-03-2018 05:35 PM

Justified 2 seasons to go,excellent.

Pistol Knight 30-03-2018 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nostrils (Post 14182781)
The Defiant Ones on Netflix.

A four part documentary about Jimmy Iovine (never heard of him before) and Dr Dre. I don't think you'd need have an interest in either of their music to enjoy this, but chances are, you already have an album they've had something to do with.


Unsolved: The Man With No Alibi on the BBC.

A number of twenty minute episodes that had me hooked after the first one, so much so that I watched them all in one sitting.

Good shout :lux::lux::p

Terrace Bickle 30-03-2018 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Nostrils (Post 14182781)

Unsolved: The Man With No Alibi on the BBC.

A number of twenty minute episodes that had me hooked after the first one, so much so that I watched them all in one sitting.

Me too great documentary series. I did the same with the first, 'The Boy Who Disappeared'. Nothing to do with the fact that Bronough Munro is quite fit.

Edit: Just found I missed one series, 'The Gap Year Paedophile', but it's bon iPlayer.

Pat of the Palace 30-03-2018 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Tim of the 80's (Post 14182200)
Just finished Gomorrah season 3. Just great. Series 4 on the way. Patrizia as boss?

Me too. Didn't expect that ending.
Patrizia :love:

Nostrils 30-03-2018 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Terrace Bickle (Post 14184236)
Me too great documentary series. I did the same with the first, 'The Boy Who Disappeared'. Nothing to do with the fact that Bronough Munro is quite fit.

Edit: Just found I missed one series, 'The Gap Year Paedophile', but it's bon iPlayer.

They're all really good, the paedophile one is truly sickening though.

She does have something about her :)

FORZA SELHURST 30-03-2018 05:36 PM

Jason Puncheon won 'Pointless' today. Hopefully not an ill omen.

CP-RJW 30-03-2018 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by FORZA SELHURST (Post 14184638)
Jason Puncheon won 'Pointless' today. Hopefully not an ill omen.

Was that the jackpot question where you had to name a player who played in the cup final?

Yoda 30-03-2018 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 14184646)
Was that the jackpot question where you had to name a player who played in the cup final?

Yes.

We were surprised no one had named him bearing in mind he scored.

But we had at least 12 other pointless answers ready, just in case.

Sakho was also a pointless answer for Liverpool in the Community Shield match.

Pistol Knight 30-03-2018 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by FORZA SELHURST (Post 14184638)
Jason Puncheon won 'Pointless' today. Hopefully not an ill omen.

:supergrin::supergrin::supergrin:

danpalace07 30-03-2018 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Am Phibian (Post 14182177)
Just got through Snowfall. Deffo worth a peek and will watch series 2. Drugs, LA, gangs, Mexicans, etc.

Was amazed to find the lead was born and bred Peckham he was that good as a Yank.

The problem is the main character Franklin and his story is so much better than the other two sides of Snowfall that in their scenes I just want to get back to him

Nor-Ken 30-03-2018 06:05 PM

Watch all seasons of Alone (US) in a few days. Vancouver Island is rough.

FORZA SELHURST 30-03-2018 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 14184646)
Was that the jackpot question where you had to name a player who played in the cup final?

Yeah as Yoda confirmed, I should've worded it better.

I have this funny image in my head of Punch sat in his slippers watching it saying 'left foot, top corner fam' given their win followed by 'hang about don't they know who I am? I'll have these ppl killed'.

cappuccinoeagle 30-03-2018 08:07 PM

Corrie

Duffle Coat 30-03-2018 08:18 PM

I know Iím way behind here but currently into season 4 of The Wire. What a fantastic programme! Gripping, witty, poignant, dramatic and above all intelligent. To understand the collapse of the American dream, watch this.

cappuccinoeagle 01-04-2018 03:35 PM

The Silent Child - moving, thought provoking, worth 20 minutes of anyone's time

Pub Idol 01-04-2018 03:57 PM

7 seconds was good. Any other other Netflix recommendations?

Need something to watch tonight.

art malice 01-04-2018 04:03 PM

Quite liked Lee and Dean. New comedy on Channel 4

cappuccinoeagle 01-04-2018 06:47 PM

Only Connect- never watched it before quite interesting

cappuccinoeagle 02-04-2018 03:44 PM

First part of 3 of Christie adaption Ordeal By Innocence, quite dark, Bill Nighy is in it.

cappuccinoeagle 02-04-2018 09:32 PM

Dave Allen At Peace - very good

Anneseagles 02-04-2018 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by cappuccinoeagle (Post 14190611)
Dave Allen At Peace - very good

Really worth watching if you missed it.

Nostrils 02-04-2018 09:49 PM

This is going on now. I was 11 or 12 when his final TV series was played on the BBC and all my mates would watch it and talk about it the next day at school. I can't think of any other adult comedian that children could relate to like we did with Dave Allen.

Am Phibian 02-04-2018 10:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danpalace07 (Post 14184653)
The problem is the main character Franklin and his story is so much better than the other two sides of Snowfall that in their scenes I just want to get back to him

With you there. Luckily, his story is the majority of it.

GorBlimey 02-04-2018 11:44 PM

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Originally Posted by cappuccinoeagle (Post 14190611)
Dave Allen At Peace - very good

It really was very good. I saw him live in the late 90s I think it was and he was brilliant.

They re-wrote one of his jokes but it still made me laugh out loud:

A man goes to heaven, and St Peter shows him around. They go past one room, and the man asks: "Who are all those people in there?" "They are the Methodists," says St Peter.

They pass another room, and the man asks the same question. "They are the Anglicans," says St Peter.

As they're approaching the next room, St Peter says: "Take your shoes off and tiptoe by as quietly as you can." "Why, who's in there?" asks the man. "The Catholics," says St Peter, "and they think that they're the only ones up here."

"Goodnight, thank you, and may your God go with you."

danpalace07 03-04-2018 05:23 AM

Been banging out a few shows recently:

Mad Men - had about a year's break between S6 and 7 to watch other stuff. It ended perfectly, very much in keeping with how they developed the characters. Has to be watched as imo it's one of the best shows ever. Now to get started on The Sopranos...

Manhunt: Unabomber - binged it which imo is the best way to watch these "find the killer" type shows. Entertaining throughout the 8 episodes, Bettany is good as the bomber and it feels a lot like Mindhunter. Hope they come back with a new series.

The Night Of - far from revolutionary but decent. Some questionable decisions from some characters but it's worth watching for the portrayal of how the system can turn a (possibly innocent) decent, shy man into a junkie thug in prison.

Strike Back - sometimes I just want to watch boobs and guns. This is perfect for that.

love that The Americans is finally back for the last series as well, episode 1 was brilliant in setting the tone

Terrace Bickle 03-04-2018 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by cappuccinoeagle (Post 14190611)
Dave Allen At Peace - very good

I enjoyed that, very good. Used to love watching him before MOTD.

One of my favourite skits was the one he said about the advent of dog toilets in parks. He said what's the ******* point dogs can't read, and neither can the children who think it's a sand pit.

Skintagain 03-04-2018 01:12 PM

Kiss me first, thought this was quite good, got it on record.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbi...d-drama-start/

Anzabands would handy on the BBS for neg and pos rep.

Pub Idol 03-04-2018 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nostrils (Post 14190624)
This is going on now. I was 11 or 12 when his final TV series was played on the BBC and all my mates would watch it and talk about it the next day at school. I can't think of any other adult comedian that children could relate to like we did with Dave Allen.

Stuck in my mind form back then as well. Will definitely watch this.

Thanet Eagle 03-04-2018 03:32 PM

Flint Town documentary on Netflix.

PALACEWU 03-04-2018 03:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duffle Coat (Post 14184769)
I know Iím way behind here but currently into season 4 of The Wire. What a fantastic programme! Gripping, witty, poignant, dramatic and above all intelligent. To understand the collapse of the American dream, watch this.

Best series ever.

Palace Yankee 03-04-2018 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by PALACEWU (Post 14191616)
Best series ever.

Seconded!

scro 03-04-2018 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Palace Yankee (Post 14191618)
Seconded!

God am i really going to have to revisit this series.. i watched the first 4 or 5 episodes and thought for a while i might have come across some sort of spoof. The acting was so bad and the story so dull.

Am Phibian 04-04-2018 10:21 AM

Wolf Creek Series 2 started on Fox last night.

Was good.

That Mick Taylor is one scary mother still.

Stellavista 04-04-2018 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by scro (Post 14191631)
God am i really going to have to revisit this series.. i watched the first 4 or 5 episodes and thought for a while i might have come across some sort of spoof. The acting was so bad and the story so dull.

Glad it's not just me..

Maidstoned Eagle 04-04-2018 01:28 PM

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Originally Posted by scro (Post 14191631)
God am i really going to have to revisit this series.. i watched the first 4 or 5 episodes and thought for a while i might have come across some sort of spoof. The acting was so bad and the story so dull.

You have to bare in mind that most of the youngsters in it were inexperienced actors. It has dated somewhat but is still a fantastic piece of television.

brighton_eagle 04-04-2018 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by scro (Post 14191631)
God am i really going to have to revisit this series.. i watched the first 4 or 5 episodes and thought for a while i might have come across some sort of spoof. The acting was so bad and the story so dull.

You need to get past the first few episodes. As soon as you hit the F*** scene in Ep 4 (I think) it starts to make sense.

PALACEWU 04-04-2018 02:07 PM

Persevere past the first few episodes, it's worth it.

Selhurst Celtic 04-04-2018 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by brighton_eagle (Post 14193043)
You need to get past the first few episodes. As soon as you hit the F*** scene in Ep 4 (I think) it starts to make sense.

That's when I gave up on it.

brighton_eagle 04-04-2018 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 14193107)
That's when I gave up on it.

Yeah. Well, you are different. :)

Selhurst Celtic 04-04-2018 09:27 PM

That is entirely fair.

PALACEWU 05-04-2018 10:57 AM

Money heist - Netflix

Series.

aj4england 05-04-2018 11:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danpalace07 (Post 14190768)

Manhunt: Unabomber - binged it which imo is the best way to watch these "find the killer" type shows. Entertaining throughout the 8 episodes, Bettany is good as the bomber and it feels a lot like Mindhunter. Hope they come back with a new series.

Seconded

aj4england 05-04-2018 11:06 AM

Line of Duty - like all series over time it loses its way a bit and you know the first half each series is scene setting but the twists are brilliant

PALACEWU 05-04-2018 01:52 PM

Love LOD

congress 05-04-2018 05:54 PM

Not everyones cup of tea but Cunk on Briitain the other night had some brilliant stuff on it.

It is on iplayer.

foresthillbilly 05-04-2018 06:12 PM

Blasts from the past.
two, two-part made for TV filums.

Edge of Darkness from the early 1980's. I watched it again recently, and to me, it hasn't aged. Starring bob Peck and music by Eric Clapton, it is a social commentary of the world entering the nuclear age from different perspectives of inter-twined characters.

Salem's Lot. Starring David Soul and James Mason, it is based on a Stephen King book about vampires in the town of Salem (early 1980's). Quite atmospheric and scary when I was a teenager. Haven't watched it recently, so don't know if it aged well.

Nostrils 05-04-2018 07:07 PM

Bare Knuckle Fight Club (Netflix)

I was genuinely surprised that bare knuckle fighting wasn't illegal (although it's not strictly legal either). Not the best thing I've seen, but killed a bit of time while I half watched it. Includes a fight between a woman's son and her lover.

PS2 05-04-2018 08:18 PM

Thinking about doing 24, from the start. More time for drinkies, druggies and biscuits.

glenn.f 05-04-2018 09:31 PM

The last few months have been spent working our way through Breaking Bad on Netflix. Can only say Wow !! Especially this final season....we've only got two episodes left :sob: So a void is going to need to be filled. Is Better Call Saul worth cracking straight into. I'm guessing so but I'd be surprised if it wasn't a bit of a let down going straight into it.

Ninjas Headband 05-04-2018 09:58 PM

Better Call Saul is more of a slow burner than BB but still great in it`s own way.

The main similarity it has with BB is, due to circumstances, seeing the main character change over time as Saul becomes the person he is in Breaking Bad.

Am Phibian 05-04-2018 10:16 PM

Big fan of Mark Strong

Just caught the first 10mins of episode one of Deep State on Fox Channel on Sky. Looks promising.

cappuccinoeagle 06-04-2018 09:18 PM

Cunk on Britain

LLCOOLSTEVE 07-04-2018 09:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Am Phibian (Post 14195117)
Big fan of Mark Strong

Just caught the first 10mins of episode one of Deep State on Fox Channel on Sky. Looks promising.


Thought it was a bit slow to get going; last 15 minutes a bit better

cappuccinoeagle 07-04-2018 09:15 PM

The City And The City - hard work

PeterH 08-04-2018 12:57 AM

Late again, but Stranger Things is satisfying.

Wyona Ryder less so.

Isle of Wight 10-04-2018 07:50 AM

This country

I know I recommended it before but the last eposide of S2 was superb, I had to post again.

Am Phibian 10-04-2018 08:24 AM

Episodes still has its mojo going into series 4.

Terrific.

chelmsfordeagle 10-04-2018 08:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 14203068)
This country

I know I recommended it before but the last eposide of S2 was superb, I had to post again.

This country is fantastic, though it's not a show i can watch more than one episode of a time at. I have a friend that grew up with the writers/actors and another that grew up in the area. The have both said it is scarily accurate.

pallet 10-04-2018 08:48 AM

Really enjoying Young Sheldon.

sw16girl 10-04-2018 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by cappuccinoeagle (Post 14199276)
The City And The City - hard work

I read the book and absolutely loved it but if they have followed it completely it will take some time before the actual situation falls into place as the book is written on the assumption you know and understand what is going on whereas of course you have to glean it from little clues and throwaway remarks.

and the reason I came on - Secret Agent Selection. Only started watching it because I was too indolent to find the remote but it turned out to be a rather fun mix of a typical BBC2 history programme and the Krypton Factor.

Stellavista 10-04-2018 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Am Phibian (Post 14203098)
Episodes still has its mojo going into series 4.

Plebs doesn't.

Terrace Bickle 10-04-2018 10:38 PM

Britain at low tide has been very enjoyable, and of course it's absolutely nothing to do with Christine Mecklenburgh and Tori Herridge's lumpy jumper.

Socrates 12-04-2018 08:51 PM

Stumbled over Hill Street Blues on More4. Ground breaking in its day, still holds up remarkably well given its age. Extra fun to be had watching the bit part players who later became well-known. Early nominations are David Caruso as leader of the shamrocks, a street gang and Carla's hairy husband from Cheers (can't be arsed to look up his name) as a bent cop.

Dobbo 12-04-2018 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by cappuccinoeagle (Post 14196304)
Cunk on Britain

First two episodes best comedy on TV since Inside No9.

Stellavista 13-04-2018 09:35 AM

Deadwood. Currently half way through series one. Only watched one later episode when it was originally broadcast, but it's very good. Lovejoy's a bit if a c*nt. :)

Payney 13-04-2018 09:53 AM

Have just finished the first series of Rake on Netflix, Pretty good.

Aussie TV show. Some funny moments following a druggy, alcoholic, womanising barrister.

danpalace07 13-04-2018 02:10 PM

is Marcella worth a watch?

mojoeagle 13-04-2018 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by danpalace07 (Post 14207524)
is Marcella worth a watch?

Yes I liked it.

Stellavista 13-04-2018 03:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danpalace07 (Post 14207524)
is Marcella worth a watch?

Mrs liked it. I fell asleep (more to do with age than the quality of the drama!).

orp pisshead1 13-04-2018 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 14207631)
Mrs liked it. I fell asleep (more to do with age than the quality of the drama!).

:)

scro 13-04-2018 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glenn.f (Post 14195070)
The last few months have been spent working our way through Breaking Bad on Netflix. Can only say Wow !! Especially this final season....we've only got two episodes left :sob: So a void is going to need to be filled. Is Better Call Saul worth cracking straight into. I'm guessing so but I'd be surprised if it wasn't a bit of a let down going straight into it.

I loved breaking bad (well all but the terrible first series). I actually think i preferred better call saul. Albeit doesn't have the edge of the seat stuff breaking bad does.

PeterH 13-04-2018 05:45 PM

Mindhunter is pretty good.

Cube72 13-04-2018 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danpalace07 (Post 14207524)
is Marcella worth a watch?


Yes, it weaves quite a web with a bonkers ending.

PALACEWU 13-04-2018 06:15 PM

I thought Marcella was crap, but each to their own, bad acting I thought personally. Loved better call Saul. Will reiterate how good money heist is.

Jerry Murphy's Fringe 14-04-2018 07:36 AM

Marcella final episode was a bit flat, I thought. I was hopeful the last 25 mins would tie up the charity / boxing loose-ends. Meh.

Cunk is a revelation, now mining YouTube for Barry Shitpeas.

Saw first two episodes of Deep State back to back. Enjoying that lots. Big fan of Mark Strong and the narrative all the better for hints of Tinker Tailor.

Dobbo 14-04-2018 08:18 AM

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Originally Posted by cappuccinoeagle (Post 14196304)
Cunk on Britain

There's some older Cunk progs on YouTube which are worth watching, e.g. Cunk on Shakespeare.

Jerry Murphy's Fringe 14-04-2018 11:47 AM

Anyone else see the BBC4 re-run of 'Law & Order' - A detective's tale? First shown in 1978, one of 4 in the series. Alan 'Bricktop' Ford pre Nemesis.
Knocks most current police procedurals into a cocked hat, or more likely overflowing ashtray in this case.

cappuccinoeagle 15-04-2018 10:06 PM

Ordeal By Innocence - pretentious, overlong, confusing adaption. Decently acted, but also hampered by the lack of a central detective.

Hector 16-04-2018 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cube72 (Post 14207813)
Yes, it weaves quite a web with a bonkers ending.

Marcella was decent, albeit with a main character I hated, but the last 15 mins were absolutely ridiculous. The writer must have been on a bender when he wrote it.

Hector 16-04-2018 12:37 PM

Unforgotten - brilliant detective drama. Nicola Walker is excellent.

CarlosTheFinger 16-04-2018 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dobbo (Post 14208324)
There's some older Cunk progs on YouTube which are worth watching, e.g. Cunk on Shakespeare.

Her persistent attempts to handle Shakespeare's folio wearing white gloves was a particular delight.

Jerry Murphy's Fringe 16-04-2018 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hector (Post 14213186)
Marcella was decent, albeit with a main character I hated, but the last 15 mins were absolutely ridiculous. The writer must have been on a bender when he wrote it.


Agreed. And in fact what my post should have been.

However can I recommend a whole TV channel? Talking Pictures, 343 on sky. All old stuff, a real mixed bag of films, plays, public information and private footage. Saw a thriller with Ian McShane off Lovejoy in his dashing actor days on Saturday.

cappuccinoeagle 17-04-2018 09:48 PM

Onto Season 6 of Seinfeld :)

chrisophiex 17-04-2018 09:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scro (Post 14207654)
I loved breaking bad (well all but the terrible first series). I actually think i preferred better call saul. Albeit doesn't have the edge of the seat stuff breaking bad does.


Terrible first series ? I thought it was excellent right from the off.

SOUTHGATE EAGLE 18-04-2018 12:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glenn.f (Post 14195070)
The last few months have been spent working our way through Breaking Bad on Netflix. Can only say Wow !! Especially this final season....we've only got two episodes left :sob: So a void is going to need to be filled. Is Better Call Saul worth cracking straight into. I'm guessing so but I'd be surprised if it wasn't a bit of a let down going straight into it.

Better Call Saul won't be a 'let down' if you like the Saul Goodman / Jimmy McGill character and if you accept from the beginning that it can't incorporate as much action / grand drama as Breaking Bad since the protagonist is more of an advocate to the main criminals rather than a direct proponent such as Walter White.

What Better Call Saul has is a far more believable and less melodramatic character arc and a slow-burning and far more subtle revelation of character, more like Mad Men in its sophistication. I personally find it more fascinating although it doesn't even try to match the excitement of Breaking Bad. And Rhea Seehorn is a MILF and appropriately named.

ozzieEagle 18-04-2018 12:49 AM

Rita - Danish Comedy Drama on Netflix, What a gem of a series. Very well acted and up there with the best UK TV series of the same genre. Best thing I've seen on Netflix this year. It gets fantastic reviews by all and sundry.


glenn.f 19-04-2018 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SOUTHGATE EAGLE (Post 14215927)
Better Call Saul won't be a 'let down' if you like the Saul Goodman / Jimmy McGill character and if you accept from the beginning that it can't incorporate as much action / grand drama as Breaking Bad since the protagonist is more of an advocate to the main criminals rather than a direct proponent such as Walter White.

What Better Call Saul has is a far more believable and less melodramatic character arc and a slow-burning and far more subtle revelation of character, more like Mad Men in its sophistication. I personally find it more fascinating although it doesn't even try to match the excitement of Breaking Bad. And Rhea Seehorn is a MILF and appropriately named.

Enjoying Better Call Saul but I'm only half way through the opening season so far. Doesn't seem that a slow burner as some have suggested despite a lack of Mike Ermentraut on screen it's hard to find complaint about it. But I'm easily entertained.

Terrace Bickle 19-04-2018 09:37 PM

True Horror is on CH4 is quite entertaining bunkem.


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