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Old Mar 26th 2020, 6:20 am
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Just started to watch "Caliphate" on Netflix. It's super..
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Old Mar 26th 2020, 12:30 pm
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Just started to watch "Caliphate" on Netflix. It's super..
Try not to bite your fingernails.
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Old Mar 26th 2020, 12:40 pm
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Just finished season 4 of The Expanse downloaded from Kodi. Pleased to see that a season 5 has been commissioned.
Good SF fare.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
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I can't speak for Downton Abbey as I've never seen it but Peaky Blinders probably doubled smoking on TV on its own.
You have seen almost every program ever made, it would seem, but you haven't seen Downton Abbey? ! You must really hate that genre or something!
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Originally Posted by Steerpike
You have seen almost every program ever made, it would seem
but no.
To be honest I used to get that at work from people who watched more hours of Eastenders and Coronation St in a week than my TV viewing added up all together. Sometimes I wonder if it's talking about a TV show or shows that make people think one does nothing else.

I only watch of an evening, rarely more than two episodes of anything, sometimes it's a movie instead and sometimes nothing.

I like to think I am a selective viewer. Even when it was only 3 or 4 channels I would never just watch, it had to be something I wanted to watch. It's the same now, with the major difference being I have to search harder for it. If I then like it, it's more rewarding and I want to tell someone.

, but you haven't seen Downton Abbey? ! You must really hate that genre or something!
I have never been keen on 'costume' type stuff or anything vaguely historical. I should probably watch it for Maggie Smith but...

It took me a while before giving Peaky Blinders a go.


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Originally Posted by Steerpike
You have seen almost every program ever made, it would seem,
"Let's play a game"...you name 10 popular TV shows and I'll tell you how many of them I watch
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
"Let's play a game"...you name 10 popular TV shows and I'll tell you how many of them I watch
Well I for one will not be playing.

95% of my recent viewing is down to the posters in here.


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Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy
Well I for one will not be playing.

95% of my recent viewing is down to the posters in here.


I haven't even seen The Wire yet and I probably won't get around to it. Boardwalk Empire too.

Not many have mentioned Fleabag though...and you must see it.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK

I haven't even seen The Wire yet and I probably won't get around to it. Boardwalk Empire too.

Not many have mentioned Fleabag though...and you must see it.
To be honest, I struggle with Fleabag I try once in a while but...

Engrages (Spiral) has me at the moment.

For me The Wire remains the best thus far, you really should go there.
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Another great show on Netflix is "Unorthodox". It's about the Hasidic Jewish community and 1 girl's quest to seek a different life outside of the community
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Just started watching The Morning Show on Apple. 2 eps...so far so good.

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Originally Posted by BristolUK

I haven't even seen The Wire yet and I probably won't get around to it. Boardwalk Empire too.

Not many have mentioned Fleabag though...and you must see it.
The Wire is on my list to watch. It's on Crave which we don't get but may for a month or so trial.

We started watching Duty/Shame Giri/Haji a few weeks ago and it was a bit of a trial to get through episodes and gave up after 3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giri/Haji

In terms of non Netflix/You Tube stuff I tend to watch DAZN (not much on that these days) and some travel shows, Better Call Saul and that is about it.
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To be honest, I struggle with Fleabag I try once in a while but...
It took me a while to get used to it. Like Nighty Night and even Mum.
I gave them a go and thought well that was decent, a bit edgy, maybe even over the top, but how can they make 6 parts (or more) of it? And I think, well I'll just give it one more....and then I'll just give it one more...and suddenly I'm into it. Maybe the pacing is just different.

Fleabag has this big advantage because I absolutely love stuff that breaks the fourth wall.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
It took me a while to get used to it. Like Nighty Night and even Mum.
I gave them a go and thought well that was decent, a bit edgy, maybe even over the top, but how can they make 6 parts (or more) of it? And I think, well I'll just give it one more....and then I'll just give it one more...and suddenly I'm into it. Maybe the pacing is just different.

Fleabag has this big advantage because I absolutely love stuff that breaks the fourth wall.
Flying Lizards, yay! That's on the list for tomorrow.

Wrong thread, troubled times, whatever.
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I don’t need to challenge you. You watch the sort of programme that I want to watch?

You and I are a film club!
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