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Old Mar 23rd 2020, 1:32 am
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I'm watching Spooks which I have never seen before. Going to watch all 10 seasons
that’s coincidental...my sister said the very same earlier today. She said Sky had put a lot of extra films and programs on. Spooks was one of my favourite series.
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Old Mar 23rd 2020, 12:34 pm
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I'm watching Spooks which I have never seen before. Going to watch all 10 seasons
Great series

I'm sure it inspired the French series The Bureau.
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Aaaand my Netflix is back, just couldn't get it on the TV, so I did what one normally does in suck cases, I switched it off and then on again, and it's now working.
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Caliphate on Netflix. Episode 4 done so far.

Lots of tense moments.
I don't have any (known) heart problems but I might have at the completion of this.

I might have to break a rule and watch the last two episodes tomorrow - in daytime.
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Tomorrow’s plan - Malory Towers in iPlayer. Lacrosse and tuck boxes 🥍
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I'm watching Spooks which I have never seen before. Going to watch all 10 seasons
loved this show from first episode to last episode. Get the Kleenex ready for the final episode.
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Watched the new documentary about Diego Maradona on Ch4 on Saturday - absolutely brilliant.

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/diego-maradona
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I just looked up thread and was surprised that nobody popped down “The English Game” the new Julian Fellowes offering on Netflix. Everything you’d expect from him, great costumes, decent story and good looking actors. I enjoyed it. I don’t know one end of a football from another but that didn’t matter.
Worth a watch...and a happy ending...which we need right now.

I’m definitely going down the Caliphate and Spooks route next - thank you for the suggestions.
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I just looked up thread and was surprised that nobody popped down “The English Game” the new Julian Fellowes offering on Netflix. Everything you’d expect from him, great costumes, decent story and good looking actors. I enjoyed it. I don’t know one end of a football from another but that didn’t matter.
Worth a watch...and a happy ending...which we need right now.

I’m definitely going down the Caliphate and Spooks route next - thank you for the suggestions.
Brilliant phrase. I enjoyed watching it too.
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Brilliant phrase. I enjoyed watching it too.
It's on my 'to watch' list but some scottish friends of mine who love football are not as crazy to watch it due to the title.

We've started watching Tiger King which is a certifiable shake your head documentary about some crazy americans.

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood...ler-joe-exotic
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...some scottish friends of mine who love football are not as crazy to watch it due to the title.
You should tell them it can't be called The Scottish Game because it's not a comedy.
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They've done it again.

Danish this time. Darkness: Those Who Kill.

Haunting soundtrack. Moody. Overhead shots of roads.

Sigh.
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I swear I've seen that Danish drama already..
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I swear I've seen that Danish drama already..
Policeman who left the town in a cloud of mystery/poor judgement - check
Disfunctional family who hate him/her - check
Unscruplous business people in the town who have something on the policeman - check
Drizzly, cloudy and stark industrial landscapes - check
Brooding soundtrack music - check
Excessive smoking and daytime drinking binges - check

Yep, I think you've seen it before....I must admit I love these types of shows.

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Policeman who left the town in a cloud of mystery/poor judgement - check
Disfunctional family who hate him/her - check
Unscruplous business people in the town who have something on the policeman - check
Drizzly, cloudy and stark industrial landscapes - check
Brooding soundtrack music - check
Excessive smoking and daytime drinking binges - check

Yep, I think you've seen it before....I must admit I love these types of shows.
I've only seen the first episode and none of that so far in this one.
Funny thing though, usually it's a son or daughter and dad (and mum sometimes) missing the school play/game or whatever. But that's standard for any cop show, anywhere to the point that a couple of times I'm half way through a season of something and think - hang on...this man/woman is single and appears to have no family at all.

As for smoking...sometime last year there was a report out that said smoking on TV had increased. Well of course it has.

All those dramas from Europe being shown on BBC and C4 would do that. Not to mention historical stuff.

I can't speak for Downton Abbey as I've never seen it but Peaky Blinders probably doubled smoking on TV on its own.
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