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Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:45 pm

watching Seinfeld yet again...love the first 7 series especially, it did fizzle out a bit when Larry David stopped writing them though.
Favourite episode is either The Contest or The Puffy Shirt
Madly hyped for season 9 of Curb...
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Post by Jon O'Neill » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:54 am

Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:45 pm
watching Seinfeld yet again...love the first 7 series especially, it did fizzle out a bit when Larry David stopped writing them though.
Favourite episode is either The Contest or The Puffy Shirt
Madly hyped for season 9 of Curb...
I've just started watching Seinfeld. Loving it so far and the first couple of seasons are supposed to be the worst?

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:05 am

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:54 am
Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:45 pm
watching Seinfeld yet again...love the first 7 series especially, it did fizzle out a bit when Larry David stopped writing them though.
Favourite episode is either The Contest or The Puffy Shirt
Madly hyped for season 9 of Curb...
I've just started watching Seinfeld. Loving it so far and the first couple of seasons are supposed to be the worst?
I started watching this quite recently - I watch a few episodes each time I go round a particular friend's house. I'm enjoying it a lot, but it's not a patch on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:54 am

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:54 am
Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:45 pm
watching Seinfeld yet again...love the first 7 series especially, it did fizzle out a bit when Larry David stopped writing them though.
Favourite episode is either The Contest or The Puffy Shirt
Madly hyped for season 9 of Curb...
I've just started watching Seinfeld. Loving it so far and the first couple of seasons are supposed to be the worst?
Its a bit like how The Simpsons developed, the first few seasons were good but looking back it gets better season by season, peaking by season seven although I felt season 4 had some classic episodes in it.
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Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:46 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:05 am
Jon O'Neill wrote:
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:54 am
Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:45 pm
watching Seinfeld yet again...love the first 7 series especially, it did fizzle out a bit when Larry David stopped writing them though.
Favourite episode is either The Contest or The Puffy Shirt
Madly hyped for season 9 of Curb...
I've just started watching Seinfeld. Loving it so far and the first couple of seasons are supposed to be the worst?
I started watching this quite recently - I watch a few episodes each time I go round a particular friend's house. I'm enjoying it a lot, but it's not a patch on Curb Your Enthusiasm.
I think Curb has more belly laughs as it is made by HBO so there are no restrictions on subject matter and swearing.
I still laugh more at George, now, in Seinfeld as it is clear that Larry David is George
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Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Post by Zarte Siempre » Mon May 22, 2017 5:54 pm

Anyone watching The Trial?
Possibly the first contestant to accelerate with a mic clipped...

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Post by Marc Meakin » Mon May 22, 2017 7:54 pm

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Anyone watching The Trial?
Is it a bit like a post watershed Crown Court ?
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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Mon May 22, 2017 8:51 pm

Bojack Horseman: Thought the show would suffer when Princess Carolyn binned off Vincent Adultman, but 'Get That Foetus, Kill That Foetus' is an absolute masterpiece. Great theme tune too. Excited for season 4.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Liked it at first but after a series and a half, it was really grating. Such a great idea for a show but undermined by some really poor characters/narrative choices (the shoehorned-in Native American twist is poorly done, the landlady is really irritating, Dong was boring... not the first time I've said that, lolz!!!).

RuPaul's Drag Race (season 9): Started out poorly, has gradually upgraded to awesome.

Meant to watch The West Wing, finish Breaking Bad and rewatch Boston Legal after my exam/CO:LON, but I've just ended up rewatching Archer series 1-3 AGAIN because it's just phenomenal. I kind of hope Netflix removes it (and Arrested Development. and the Electric Shock Showdown episode of Pokémon) from its roster, because I just end up rewatching them all the time instead of watching new things. They're televisual crack :(
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Post by Ben Wilson » Mon May 22, 2017 9:09 pm

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Mon May 22, 2017 9:35 pm

Ben Wilson wrote:
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Boston Legal
You are now officially one of my mum's favourite people. :)
YES!! So much love for Big Jill-Wil (more than I already had) <333
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Post by Mark James » Tue May 23, 2017 7:57 am

Better Call Saul. Yes it's not as good as Breaking Bad but still amazing.

Latest season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It's definitely declined in quality but still one of the best comedies out there.

And just discovered Yes Minister is now on Netflix. Just incredible writing and as relevant as ever.

Was also watching classic They Think It's All Over on youtube. So much better than that stupid Corden vehicle on Sky. Especially before Lee Hurst left. The school sports day special is a personal highlight. Gary Lineker breaks the world record for egg catching but then gets banned for four years from obstacle races for blatant cheating. And of course the three legged race which last time was won by Linford Christie, on his own. Plus Rory McGrath passes the random drug test. He picked samples A and C. Quality.

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Post by Marc Meakin » Tue May 23, 2017 9:23 am

Just watched the first two episodes of American Gods.
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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:46 pm

Project Runway: Season 7 had some great clothes and eased me into the show, but Season 8 is so much better so far - better editing, more interesting designers, more drama. Don't particularly care for any of the judges although the criticisms can be glorious, but Tim Gunn is wonderful and I'd love him to follow me around and mentor my life <3 It's really exciting to watch beautiful, well-made pieces being created from scratch in such a short space of time.

Orange Is The New Black season 5: Started out exciting, dragged in the middle, got exciting again (in parts) at the end. But you have to totally suspend your disbelief, most of the comedy fell flat, and the series was stretched too thin by focusing on too many characters (ughhh, I don't care about Piper and Alex and the meth-heads). Interesting concept though.

Fargo season 3: Didn't care for the first few episodes, not been bothered to watch the whole series yet. Anyone else watched it? Does it pick up and become as good as previous series?

The Handmaid's Tale: After watching 6 episodes, I feel like a 10-episode series is unwieldy, but the first half of the series is really good/emosh. The end of the third episode was... memorable :shock:

Breaking Bad: Halfway through season 4, I'm amazed that so many people were able to binge-watch this... I find it so heavy and stressful that I can only watch it in a certain mood (not watched any for about a month now). It is good and I really enjoy it/am gripped sometimes, but the constant suspense can be a bit draining, and Walt's constant cuntiness can be boring.

Hyped for the new seasons of Bojack Horseman (8th Sept) and Stranger Things (Oct 27th).
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Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:51 pm

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
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Project Runway: Season 7 had some great clothes and eased me into the show, but Season 8 is so much better so far - better editing, more interesting designers, more drama. Don't particularly care for any of the judges although the criticisms can be glorious, but Tim Gunn is wonderful and I'd love him to follow me around and mentor my life <3 It's really exciting to watch beautiful, well-made pieces being created from scratch in such a short space of time.
I've no idea what this programme is, but it sounds awful.

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:58 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:51 pm
Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:46 pm
Project Runway: Season 7 had some great clothes and eased me into the show, but Season 8 is so much better so far - better editing, more interesting designers, more drama. Don't particularly care for any of the judges although the criticisms can be glorious, but Tim Gunn is wonderful and I'd love him to follow me around and mentor my life <3 It's really exciting to watch beautiful, well-made pieces being created from scratch in such a short space of time.
I've no idea what this programme is, but it sounds awful.
Your opinion on what makes good TV means such a lot to me, Mr Formula 1 Fan.
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Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:31 pm

Catastrophe is excellent.
Cuckoo turned out to be surprisingly good, classic British sitcom sort of thing.

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Post by Mark James » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:01 am

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Breaking Bad: Halfway through season 4, I'm amazed that so many people were able to binge-watch this... I find it so heavy and stressful that I can only watch it in a certain mood (not watched any for about a month now). It is good and I really enjoy it/am gripped sometimes, but the constant suspense can be a bit draining, and Walt's constant cuntiness can be boring.
I recently watched the whole thing again in a couple of days. Even knowing what happens it still grips me and I can't not watch it.

Can't think of much else I've been watching. I enjoyed the star six football tournament. Other than football and the odd quiz show regular tv doesn't get a look in. Youtube is still where it's at for me.

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Post by Marc Meakin » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:55 am

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:46 pm
Project Runway: Season 7 had some great clothes and eased me into the show, but Season 8 is so much better so far - better editing, more interesting designers, more drama. Don't particularly care for any of the judges although the criticisms can be glorious, but Tim Gunn is wonderful and I'd love him to follow me around and mentor my life <3 It's really exciting to watch beautiful, well-made pieces being created from scratch in such a short space of time.

Orange Is The New Black season 5: Started out exciting, dragged in the middle, got exciting again (in parts) at the end. But you have to totally suspend your disbelief, most of the comedy fell flat, and the series was stretched too thin by focusing on too many characters (ughhh, I don't care about Piper and Alex and the meth-heads). Interesting concept though.

Fargo season 3: Didn't care for the first few episodes, not been bothered to watch the whole series yet. Anyone else watched it? Does it pick up and become as good as previous series?

The Handmaid's Tale: After watching 6 episodes, I feel like a 10-episode series is unwieldy, but the first half of the series is really good/emosh. The end of the third episode was... memorable :shock:

Breaking Bad: Halfway through season 4, I'm amazed that so many people were able to binge-watch this... I find it so heavy and stressful that I can only watch it in a certain mood (not watched any for about a month now). It is good and I really enjoy it/am gripped sometimes, but the constant suspense can be a bit draining, and Walt's constant cuntiness can be boring.

Hyped for the new seasons of Bojack Horseman (8th Sept) and Stranger Things (Oct 27th).
Stick with Fargo, not quite as good as the last season but a very good denouement none the less and great performances from Carrie Coon and David Thewlis....and of course the return of Wrench
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