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Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:29 pm
by Paul Worsley
Just finished Better Call Saul and Ozark. I enjoyed them both and will watch any future series. ( Ozark Season 2 is scheduled for mid 2018).

I'm undecided what to start next. It's between Stranger Things, Black Mirror and Peaky Blinders.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:36 pm
by Marc Meakin
I can recommend all three I would watch Black Mirror next unless you don't like dystopian anthologies

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:13 am
by Marc Meakin
If you enjoy Sci Fi there are two new shows that are very good Altered Carbon, a cyber punk nourish series with a Blade runner feel to it.
Also Counterpart, a parallel universe spy drama with the brilliant J D Simmons playing two roles.
The former is on Netflix so you can binge watch it....as I am at the moment.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:57 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Back in 2005 I got the F1 seasons from 1979 to 1995 on DVD from eBay (definitely not taped off the TV and illegally sold), and yesterday I finally finished watching them! Definitely recommended watching though.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:22 pm
by Zarte Siempre
Watched all of Derry Girls now.

Best British comedy I've seen in several years.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:14 am
by Paul Worsley
Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:36 pm
I can recommend all three I would watch Black Mirror next unless you don't like dystopian anthologies
I went with Stranger Things. A cross between The Goonies and the X-Files. It's well done and has kept me watching, but I may be a bit too old for all the teen angst stuff in it. I will probably do Peaky Blinders next.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:08 am
by Marc Meakin
Good choice.....I like Stranger Things because of the eighties setting and ironically the teenage angst.
When you get to my age you realise they were some of the best times of your life

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:19 pm
by Phil Reynolds
Just called in here to see if anyone had mentioned The Young Offenders yet. Astonishingly, no one has. So, The Young Offenders. Also, Two Doors Down is very good. But really: The Young Offenders.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:27 am
by Marc Meakin
Have you seen the film that was made a couple of years ago ?

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:25 pm
by Matt Morrison
Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:27 am
Have you seen the film that was made a couple of years ago ?
which one

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:00 am
by Marc Meakin
Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:25 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:27 am
Have you seen the film that was made a couple of years ago ?
which one
Oh yeah , The Young Offenders, I should have used the quote feature for Phil's post

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:35 am
by Phil Reynolds
Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:00 am
Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:25 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:27 am
Have you seen the film that was made a couple of years ago ?
which one
Oh yeah , The Young Offenders, I should have used the quote feature for Phil's post
No.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:31 pm
by Marc Meakin
I see Robot Wars has been axed, again

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:50 am
by Gavin Chipper
I've just been watching The Last Train from 1999 on YouTube. It's a post-apocalyptic thing. It's pretty awful really but I found it quite enjoyable, and I didn't watch all the episodes when it was first on. Speaking of last trains, I'll give you this free - it's better than anything you'll get from wasters like Bieber or Swift nowadays.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:57 pm
by Ian Volante
Saw the first episode of Gone last night. Lazy writing and characterization. Might be okay once they get past referencing all of the things about the main characters that we're supposed to care about, but I doubt it.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:22 pm
by Marc Meakin
Ian Volante wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:57 pm
Saw the first episode of Gone last night. Lazy writing and characterization. Might be okay once they get past referencing all of the things about the main characters that we're supposed to care about, but I doubt it.
Are you referring to Save Me , with Lenny James.
If you are, stick with it, it's murky and we'll acted although the last episode did suffer from DDS

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:05 pm
by Ian Volante
Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:22 pm
Ian Volante wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:57 pm
Saw the first episode of Gone last night. Lazy writing and characterization. Might be okay once they get past referencing all of the things about the main characters that we're supposed to care about, but I doubt it.
Are you referring to Save Me , with Lenny James.
If you are, stick with it, it's murky and we'll acted although the last episode did suffer from DDS
Nope, Gone, as per my first sentence! What's DDS?

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:20 pm
by Marc Meakin
Ian Volante wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:05 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:22 pm
Ian Volante wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:57 pm
Saw the first episode of Gone last night. Lazy writing and characterization. Might be okay once they get past referencing all of the things about the main characters that we're supposed to care about, but I doubt it.
Are you referring to Save Me , with Lenny James.
If you are, stick with it, it's murky and we'll acted although the last episode did suffer from DDS
Nope, Gone, as per my first sentence! What's DDS?
The original title of Save Me was Gone.
DDS is disappointing denouement syndrome

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:27 pm
by Ian Volante
Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:20 pm
Ian Volante wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:05 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:22 pm


Are you referring to Save Me , with Lenny James.
If you are, stick with it, it's murky and we'll acted although the last episode did suffer from DDS
Nope, Gone, as per my first sentence! What's DDS?
The original title of Save Me was Gone.
DDS is disappointing denouement syndrome
Ah, no, this is something entirely different.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:46 pm
by JimBentley
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:50 am
Speaking of last trains, I'll give you this free - it's better than anything you'll get from wasters like Bieber or Swift nowadays.
I've got that on cassette single (I've got all the KLF singles in the same format, in fact). Bet there's nobody else here who can say that.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:53 pm
by Marc Meakin
I did like 3am and the crazy Tammy Wynette song, Justified and Ancient

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:16 pm
by Matt Morrison
JimBentley wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:46 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:50 am
Speaking of last trains, I'll give you this free - it's better than anything you'll get from wasters like Bieber or Swift nowadays.
I've got that on cassette single (I've got all the KLF singles in the same format, in fact). Bet there's nobody else here who can say that.
a) Gevin is into KLF?
b) are those tapes worth loads? I saw something on the YouTube comments about them deleting all their back catalogue from UK sale when they retired.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:39 pm
by JimBentley
Matt Morrison wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:16 pm
JimBentley wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:46 pm
I've got that on cassette single (I've got all the KLF singles in the same format, in fact). Bet there's nobody else here who can say that.
...are those tapes worth loads? I saw something on the YouTube comments about them deleting all their back catalogue from UK sale when they retired.
Unfortunately not, they were all big sellers so there's loads of copies out there. Although cassettes have had a bit of a resurgence in the past few years amongst people into retro technology, these just aren't rare enough to command more than a couple of quid each.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:35 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Matt Morrison wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:16 pm
JimBentley wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:46 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:50 am
Speaking of last trains, I'll give you this free - it's better than anything you'll get from wasters like Bieber or Swift nowadays.
I've got that on cassette single (I've got all the KLF singles in the same format, in fact). Bet there's nobody else here who can say that.
a) Gevin is into KLF?
I wouldn't say I'm into KLF as such. I like Last Train to Trancentral in particular - I think it's much better than 3am Eternal, for example, though I like that too. But generally, I've never been into bands. I like songs/tunes/whatever regardless of who churns them out and don't generally get massively attached to a particular band. Most people who are into bands probably hear a couple of songs and like them, and then they might buy an album or two and then have to go into denial about how shit most of the album tracks actually are. So going for individual tracks means you're not laden with this extra baggage - it's basically the sunk cost fallacy.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:39 pm
by Marc Meakin
Phil Reynolds wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:19 pm
Just called in here to see if anyone had mentioned The Young Offenders yet. Astonishingly, no one has. So, The Young Offenders. Also, Two Doors Down is very good. But really: The Young Offenders.
Just watched the first three episodes.
Fucking hilarious , and moving at times, although it took me a while to get used to the accents.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:06 pm
by Phil Reynolds
Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:39 pm
Phil Reynolds wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:19 pm
Just called in here to see if anyone had mentioned The Young Offenders yet. Astonishingly, no one has. So, The Young Offenders. Also, Two Doors Down is very good. But really: The Young Offenders.
Just watched the first three episodes.
Fucking hilarious , and moving at times, although it took me a while to get used to the accents.
After episode 3 I sobbed for about 10 minutes. Just beautifully written, performed and directed. I read one review that said "You'd want to hug them both if you didn't know where they'd been." It defeats me why this went out with no publicity whatsoever, while the same couple of unfunny trails for This Country keep being shown again and again.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:23 am
by Marc Meakin
We will just have to use word of mouth to get people to watch it .
Although I would recommend not watching episode two whilst eating your dinner :) like I did.
Hopefully, Netflix will buy it and promote it properly.
Btw the 2016 film version of The Young Offenders is on Netflix, so I will be watching that after I've finished watching the series

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:30 pm
by Gavin Chipper
The latest series of The X-Files - disappointing.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:30 pm
by Ben Wilson
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:30 pm
The latest series of The X-Files - disappointing.
Especially as Channel 5 have been broadcasting it at 11pm on a Monday evening. :evil:

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:35 am
by Gavin Chipper
Ben Wilson wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:30 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:30 pm
The latest series of The X-Files - disappointing.
Especially as Channel 5 have been broadcasting it at 11pm on a Monday evening. :evil:
And the double bill taking it to 1:00am!

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:36 pm
by Marc Meakin
Finished watching The Young Offenders.
Cant praise it highly enough.
Cant remember the last time a series has made me laugh out loud and cry like a baby so much.
I urge you to watch it.
Cant wait for a second series.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:22 pm
by Phil Reynolds
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:36 pm
Finished watching The Young Offenders.
Cant praise it highly enough.
Cant remember the last time a series has made me laugh out loud and cry like a baby so much.
I urge you to watch it.
Cant wait for a second series.
This.

The full series is on iPlayer for at least another couple of months so do yourselves a favour.

If you're at all doubtful as to whether you might like it, consider this: it's been recommended to you in the strongest terms by both Marc Meakin and myself. This is possibly the only thing we have ever agreed on and should give you some inkling of the breadth of appeal this remarkable series has.

I raved about it on Facebook when it first started and for several weeks after had various friends coming up to me and saying, with an unmistakeable wobble in their voices, "Thank you for putting me on to The Young Offenders."

Series 2 was greenlit before series 1 aired and like Marc I can't wait.

Summary: Watch The Young Offenders.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:59 am
by Marc Meakin
Phil Reynolds wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:22 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:36 pm
Finished watching The Young Offenders.
Cant praise it highly enough.
Cant remember the last time a series has made me laugh out loud and cry like a baby so much.
I urge you to watch it.
Cant wait for a second series.
This.

The full series is on iPlayer for at least another couple of months so do yourselves a favour.

If you're at all doubtful as to whether you might like it, consider this: it's been recommended to you in the strongest terms by both Marc Meakin and myself. This is possibly the only thing we have ever agreed on and should give you some inkling of the breadth of appeal this remarkable series has.

I raved about it on Facebook when it first started and for several weeks after had various friends coming up to me and saying, with an unmistakeable wobble in their voices, "Thank you for putting me on to The Young Offenders."

Series 2 was greenlit before series 1 aired and like Marc I can't wait.

Summary: Watch The Young Offenders.
I suspect more people on here will spend time trawling through the archives trying to find other examples of what we have agreed on than taking the time to watch The Young Offenders.
I do have a theory why so many friends and family who I know would love it, don't bother.
It's because it contains the word young.
I remember hardly anyone watching The Young Ones first time around.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:31 am
by Gavin Chipper
Strange that you Young Offenders fans haven't mentioned where to get it from. (It's a BBC3 programme, so on the iPlayer, it would appear.)

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:40 am
by Gavin Chipper
Phil Reynolds wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:19 pm
Just called in here to see if anyone had mentioned The Young Offenders yet. Astonishingly, no one has. So, The Young Offenders. Also, Two Doors Down is very good. But really: The Young Offenders.
Is it that surprising though? It's "on BBC 3" - i.e. stuffed away on the iPlayer to be forgotten about. No-one would have any reason to know about it, until you pointed it out.

Anyway, I'm going to watch the first episode now.

Edit - Yeah, quite enjoyed it. I'll carry on with it.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:50 am
by Phil Reynolds
Phil Reynolds wrote: The full series is on iPlayer for at least another couple of months
Gavin Chipper wrote: Strange that you Young Offenders fans haven't mentioned where to get it from. (It's a BBC3 programme, so on the iPlayer, it would appear.)
Um...

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:55 am
by Phil Reynolds
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:40 am
Is it that surprising though? It's "on BBC 3" - i.e. stuffed away on the iPlayer to be forgotten about. No-one would have any reason to know about it, until you pointed it out.
It was also shown on Friday nights on BBC1, which is how I initially came across it.
Anyway, I'm going to watch the first episode now.

Edit - Yeah, quite enjoyed it. I'll carry on with it.
Good man. 8-)

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:47 am
by Gavin Chipper
Phil Reynolds wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:50 am
Phil Reynolds wrote: The full series is on iPlayer for at least another couple of months
Gavin Chipper wrote: Strange that you Young Offenders fans haven't mentioned where to get it from. (It's a BBC3 programme, so on the iPlayer, it would appear.)
Um...
Oh.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:17 am
by Marc Meakin
Also don't forget to watch the Film version.
It was made in 2016 and is set in 2007 .
Still very funny although I recommend you watch the series first

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:24 pm
by Gavin Chipper
The Young Offenders seems to have some celebrity endorsement in the form of F1 driver Sebastian Vettel:

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Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:06 pm
by Matt Morrison
We have watched episode 1 which we enjoyed, though it's not always totally easy to pick up the thick dialogue. Will get round to more but haven't done in the past month for some reason.

Recently we busted through 11.22.63 which had your typical Stephen King plotholes in it but we still enjoyed and was pretty easy to watch, fairly exciting and tense etc. Plus I just generally fancy James Franco so there's that.

All three seasons of Fargo were astoundingly good, to the point where I see no need to try and pick a favourite or pick a weak one, though most other people who have watched it seem to want to do this.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:19 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Matt Morrison wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:06 pm
We have watched episode 1 which we enjoyed, though it's not always totally easy to pick up the thick dialogue. Will get round to more but haven't done in the past month for some reason.
Subtitles.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:22 pm
by JimBentley
Matt Morrison wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:06 pm

Recently we busted through 11.22.63 which had your typical Stephen King plotholes in it but we still enjoyed and was pretty easy to watch, fairly exciting and tense etc.
I can't believe that I haven't watched this yet, as I''m a Stephen King fan (mainly his books, but a lot of the film and TV adaptations are a lot of fun, especially the trashier ones) and also slightly obsessed with the JFK assassination (not in a conspiranoid way, just interested in how the events unfolded and all the different views that people have about it). Will look for it soon.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:59 pm
by Marc Meakin
Matt Morrison wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:06 pm
We have watched episode 1 which we enjoyed, though it's not always totally easy to pick up the thick dialogue. Will get round to more but haven't done in the past month for some reason.

Recently we busted through 11.22.63 which had your typical Stephen King plotholes in it but we still enjoyed and was pretty easy to watch, fairly exciting and tense etc. Plus I just generally fancy James Franco so there's that.

All three seasons of Fargo were astoundingly good, to the point where I see no need to try and pick a favourite or pick a weak one, though most other people who have watched it seem to want to do this.
The writing by Noah Hawley is excellent.
You should check out Legion or read some of his books.
Fwiw I still prefer Season 1 but all three have been excellent.
David Thewlis was especially good in season three

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:26 pm
by Gavin Chipper
I finished watching The Young Offenders the other day. Pretty decent. I liked "Now Eat Some Weetabix" as an alternative to "Never Eat Shredded Wheat".

Has anyone been watching The City and The City? Pretty weird, and I'm still not convinced it's any good, but I found the second episode better than the first. Nearly didn't watch the second.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:51 pm
by Matt Morrison
Aww, that's slightly disappointing to hear Gevin as I was incredibly excited to see that an on-screen version of one of Mieville's books had finally been produced, but at the same time knowing the incredible worlds he weaves and seeing the fact that it looked like a non-high-budget BBC production did fill me with a bit of fear. Not started yet but will report back and will definitely see it out to the conclusion regardless.

The City and The City is far from my favourite book of his, hopefully it gets a decent enough response that some visionary Hollywood type will pick up one of the more epic novels.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:34 pm
by Marc Meakin
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:26 pm
I finished watching The Young Offenders the other day. Pretty decent. I liked "Now Eat Some Weetabix" as an alternative to "Never Eat Shredded Wheat".

Has anyone been watching The City and The City? Pretty weird, and I'm still not convinced it's any good, but I found the second episode better than the first. Nearly didn't watch the second.
I watched episode one and aside from laughing at the foul mouthed sidekick, was unimpressed.
Unlikely to see it through

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:35 pm
by Ian Volante
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:22 pm
Watched all of Derry Girls now.

Best British comedy I've seen in several years.
I saw the first three. Quite good fun.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Tue May 01, 2018 7:38 pm
by Phil Reynolds
Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:17 am
Also don't forget to watch the Film version. [of The Young Offenders]
It was made in 2016 and is set in 2007 .
Still very funny although I recommend you watch the series first
Watched the film last night. It was enjoyable up to a point but the plot ran out of steam towards the end and the minor characters weren't as subtly drawn as they are in the TV version. Thought it was quite amusing that the psychopathic drug dealer in the film and the uptight school principal in the TV series are played by the same actor. I'm glad I saw it, but I don't think I'd be that bothered about watching it again, whereas the TV series is one I anticipate revisiting from time to time in years to come.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 5:20 am
by Marc Meakin
Phil Reynolds wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 7:38 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:17 am
Also don't forget to watch the Film version. [of The Young Offenders]
It was made in 2016 and is set in 2007 .
Still very funny although I recommend you watch the series first
Watched the film last night. It was enjoyable up to a point but the plot ran out of steam towards the end and the minor characters weren't as subtly drawn as they are in the TV version. Thought it was quite amusing that the psychopathic drug dealer in the film and the uptight school principal in the TV series are played by the same actor. I'm glad I saw it, but I don't think I'd be that bothered about watching it again, whereas the TV series is one I anticipate revisiting from time to time in years to come.
It did feel a bit stretched as a comedy and I found the nailgun scene didn't work in a comedic sense but there were some funny scenes especially involving the bike road trip.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 12:38 pm
by Zarte Siempre
I am bingewatching Series 7, 8 and 9 of Masterchef Australia in an aim to catch up before 10. I am making good progress.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:50 pm
by Matt Morrison
Two Reynolds suggestions we picked up from here. Young Offenders was ok, kind of vaguely fun and with some level of a kind of nostalgic cuteness to it, but hasn't impressed that much. Didn't really seem like a Reynolds pick even (which made me wonder if I was missing something).

But then Detectorists. Talk about pulling it back. Watched the whole lot over the last couple of weeks and definitely one of the best comedy dramas I've ever seen I think. Just wonderful. Superb character acting, cutesy low-level high-tension drama, really likeable casting, just felt so fucking brilliant, and just nice. Thanks! Probably definitely buying a metal detector.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:03 am
by Thomas Cappleman
Matt Morrison wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:50 pm
But then Detectorists. Talk about pulling it back. Watched the whole lot over the last couple of weeks and definitely one of the best comedy dramas I've ever seen I think. Just wonderful. Superb character acting, cutesy low-level high-tension drama, really likeable casting, just felt so fucking brilliant, and just nice. Thanks! Probably definitely buying a metal detector.
So much support for this. Can't remember what prompted me to watch it, but loved the first 2 series (all that Netflix has), and discovered that BBC were in the middle of reshowing the 3rd series - now just waiting for the finale this week. Absolutely charming.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:23 am
by Marc Meakin
Matt Morrison wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:50 pm
Two Reynolds suggestions we picked up from here. Young Offenders was ok, kind of vaguely fun and with some level of a kind of nostalgic cuteness to it, but hasn't impressed that much. Didn't really seem like a Reynolds pick even (which made me wonder if I was missing something).

But then Detectorists. Talk about pulling it back. Watched the whole lot over the last couple of weeks and definitely one of the best comedy dramas I've ever seen I think. Just wonderful. Superb character acting, cutesy low-level high-tension drama, really likeable casting, just felt so fucking brilliant, and just nice. Thanks! Probably definitely buying a metal detector.
The Detectorists was superb.
Watch out for a new comedy starring the brilliant Toby Jones coming soon.
Also I can recommend Marvelous a TV film about a Stoke Supporter.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:24 am
by Phil Reynolds
Matt Morrison wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:50 pm
Young Offenders was ok, kind of vaguely fun and with some level of a kind of nostalgic cuteness to it, but hasn't impressed that much. Didn't really seem like a Reynolds pick even (which made me wonder if I was missing something).
You're missing something. (If you weren't bawling your eyes out by the end of episode 3, that something is possibly a chromosome.)

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:43 am
by Gavin Chipper
Yeah. Detectorists.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:18 pm
by Phil Reynolds
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.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:01 pm
by Marc Meakin
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.
It was good , though maybe they could have condensed it into a 2 hour film.
Ben Wishaw and Michelle Dotrice were a revelation.
If it wasn't a true story you would call it far fetched.
And I too remember the trial in the Seventies.
Did I imagine the headline in the Sun at the time 'Scott of the arse antics '

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:29 am
by Phil Reynolds
Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:01 pm
Phil Reynolds wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:18 pm
A Very English Scandal.
It was good , though maybe they could have condensed it into a 2 hour film.
What would be the point of that? When TV's this good you want more of it, not less. But as it happens the story divided very logically into three - the affair and its aftermath, the murder plot, and the trial.

I've a feeling Monica Dolan's line "Who were those awful men? And why were they Welsh?" is going to become a classic.

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:28 pm
by Marc Meakin
Phil Reynolds wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:29 am
Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:01 pm
Phil Reynolds wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:18 pm
A Very English Scandal.
It was good , though maybe they could have condensed it into a 2 hour film.
What would be the point of that? When TV's this good you want more of it, not less. But as it happens the story divided very logically into three - the affair and its aftermath, the murder plot, and the trial.

I've a feeling Monica Dolan's line "Who were those awful men? And why were they Welsh?" is going to become a classic.
I thought the first and third episodes were excellent.
It seemed a bit saggy in the middle.
Maybe its the binge watch culture that makes it harder to wait a week between episodes.