What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

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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
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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".....

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

Phil Reynolds wrote:
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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?

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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
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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...

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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.
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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.

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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?

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

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

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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.

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Post by Ben Wilson » Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:19 pm

Safe, an 8-part miniseries on Netflix starring Michael C. 'Dexter' Hall doing a passable English accent. Highly recommended (the show, the accent less so).

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Post by Marc Meakin » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:34 pm

Ben Wilson wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:19 pm
Safe, an 8-part miniseries on Netflix starring Michael C. 'Dexter' Hall doing a passable English accent. Highly recommended (the show, the accent less so).
That's the Harlan Coben one isn't it
It's on my Netflix list.
Doh, just seen your link
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Post by Owen Carroll » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:43 pm

Cobra kai. Anyone else been watching it?

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Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Post by Paul Worsley » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:21 pm

"The Haunting of Hill House" on Netflix.

The Haunting (1963) scared the bejeezus out of me when I first saw it, aged 11. It scared me again when I saw it for a second time,7 years later.

This series stays loyal to the original film, and adds a few more layers too. I'm on episode 5 of 10, and enjoying it, but tempted to leave the light on. They haven't even found the key to the nursery yet!

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Post by Marc Meakin » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:03 pm

Paul Worsley wrote:
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"The Haunting of Hill House" on Netflix.

The Haunting (1963) scared the bejeezus out of me when I first saw it, aged 11. It scared me again when I saw it for a second time,7 years later.

This series stays loyal to the original film, and adds a few more layers too. I'm on episode 5 of 10, and enjoying it, but tempted to leave the light on. They haven't even found the key to the nursery yet!
It's on my watch list but I'm not a fan of standard horror
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Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Post by Paul Worsley » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:16 pm

Give it a go. It's a ghost story rather than a gorefest, (although there is some blood and gore). Unlike the majority of horror films it's genuinely scary.

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Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:26 pm

I will but it's behind The Man in The High Castle at the moment.
I do like a horror/ghost story if the acting is good, also the plot.
Ghost Stories being my favourite movie of that genre this year
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