What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Discuss anything interesting but not remotely Countdown-related here.

Moderator: Jon O'Neill

User avatar
Marc Meakin
Postmaster General
Posts: 3140
Joined: Wed May 20, 2009 3:37 pm

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:30 pm

Just watched the first episode of Get Shorty.
Very good can recommend it.
Chris O Dowd is very good as the lead.
And you can binge watch all ten episodes on Sky
GR MSL GNDT MSS NGVWL SRND NNLYC NNCT

Paul Worsley
Rookie
Posts: 91
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:51 pm

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Post by Paul Worsley » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:48 am

Just finished Manhunt:Unabomber on Netflix and really enjoyed it, Without giving too much away, they caught him with the help of linguistics. I never knew the origin of the phrase "To have your cake and eat it".....

User avatar
Marc Meakin
Postmaster General
Posts: 3140
Joined: Wed May 20, 2009 3:37 pm

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:13 am

Paul Worsley wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:48 am
Just finished Manhunt:Unabomber on Netflix and really enjoyed it, Without giving too much away, they caught him with the help of linguistics. I never knew the origin of the phrase "To have your cake and eat it".....
Very good.
The acting from the main characters was excellent.
I also recommend the Waco miniseries which I watched around the same time.
Both cases are linked in a way
GR MSL GNDT MSS NGVWL SRND NNLYC NNCT

Gavin Chipper
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 8296
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:37 pm

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:27 am

Phil Reynolds wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:18 pm
A Very English Scandal. Just outstanding in every way - writing, acting, direction, all superb. And for those of us old enough to remember the Thorpe trial and the sensation it caused, the blackly farcical tone is spot-on.
Just seen the first episode, and surely I can't be the only one thinking "Just sort out his National Insurance card!"

Also, it's on the iPlayer as series 1. Am I to assume that there will be further series of this?

User avatar
Marc Meakin
Postmaster General
Posts: 3140
Joined: Wed May 20, 2009 3:37 pm

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:06 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:27 am
Phil Reynolds wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:18 pm
A Very English Scandal. Just outstanding in every way - writing, acting, direction, all superb. And for those of us old enough to remember the Thorpe trial and the sensation it caused, the blackly farcical tone is spot-on.
Just seen the first episode, and surely I can't be the only one thinking "Just sort out his National Insurance card!"

Also, it's on the iPlayer as series 1. Am I to assume that there will be further series of this?
Not with the same protagonists but I'm sure there are other ' very English scandals ' the makers could choose
GR MSL GNDT MSS NGVWL SRND NNLYC NNCT

Zarte Siempre
Kiloposter
Posts: 1216
Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:56 pm
Location: Dadford, Buckinghamshire

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Post by Zarte Siempre » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:04 pm

After today's news, I think I will be working through Anthony Bourdain's past work for some time...

Devastated.
Possibly the first contestant to accelerate with a mic clipped...

User avatar
Marc Meakin
Postmaster General
Posts: 3140
Joined: Wed May 20, 2009 3:37 pm

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:48 am

I can highly recommend Barry.
It's on Sky Atlantic .
You can download the box set
Very dark very funny.
Bill Harder is brilliant.
Henry Winkler is hilarious.
Watch it.
You won't be disappointed.
GR MSL GNDT MSS NGVWL SRND NNLYC NNCT

Gavin Chipper
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 8296
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:37 pm

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:03 pm

I watched the first two episodes of the new series of Flowers last night. I enjoyed the first series, but did not enjoy these. Maybe I would have benefited from rewatching the first series because I couldn't remember exactly what went on, but I found it incoherent and disjointed. Just rubbish basically. I'll see it through anyway, but I'm not expecting wonders.

User avatar
Mark James
Kiloposter
Posts: 1174
Joined: Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:21 pm
Location: Dublin

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Post by Mark James » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:01 pm

I kind of enjoyed season five of Arrested Development even though I didn't laugh all that much. What's the story with the season four remix? Is it much different to the original?

Paul Worsley
Rookie
Posts: 91
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:51 pm

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Post by Paul Worsley » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:06 pm

Watching The Sinner on Netflix. Episode 3 and it's pretty good.

User avatar
Matt Morrison
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 7365
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:27 pm
Location: London
Contact:

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Post by Matt Morrison » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:28 pm

Vice Principals is a lot of fun if you've been missing Kenny Powers.

Evil Genius is excellent if you enjoy Making/Jinx etc. I hear Staircase is too but not doing that yet.

Re-watching Westworld S1 (with Heather this time) before starting S2. Fine example of a series worth re-watching.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests