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Goggle box- anything worth watching on TV?

Old Apr 4th 2020, 4:36 pm
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Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy View Post
This is good stuff. On the first couple of episodes I thought "yeah, yeah", I got more into it after about the fifth episode, I've just finished the eighth episode, and woombah, there we go. I'm up for the duration.

Thanks muchly for that pointer.

One can have too much of the Skandi-stuff, this is a welcome break.
Ahh .... I think I got as far as the 5th episode and felt it was going nowhere (*) so it sounds like I need to give it just a few more ... will comply ...
(*) - actually, going too many places at once, perhaps ...
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Old Apr 4th 2020, 4:43 pm
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Ahh .... I think I got as far as the 5th episode and felt it was going nowhere (*) so it sounds like I need to give it just a few more ... will comply ...
(*) - actually, going too many places at once, perhaps ...
I know exactly what you mean with that, the breadcumbs/jigsaw pieces take a little while to come together.
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Old Apr 4th 2020, 8:44 pm
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I know exactly what you mean with that, the breadcumbs/jigsaw pieces take a little while to come together.
it’s a bit a slow start but all comes together very satisfyingly at the end of season 1. The pace steps up in season 2 and frankly it just gets better every subsequent season. S5 should be out later this years. Filmed in Toronto by the way.
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Old Apr 5th 2020, 2:51 pm
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I had been listening to The Expanse audiobooks, very enjoyable. I decided to take a chance on the show and it too is rather good. It does set up some things far earlier than in the books, but that makes sense. It is certainly a bit of a slow burn. I've only seen season 1, so will need to view the others.

Star Trek: Picard is worth a watch if you like SciFi. It's not the squeaky clean Star Trek of years gone by, and that's for the better.
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Old Apr 7th 2020, 7:10 am
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BristolUK, I think you liked Fauda as much as I did. Season 3 will be on Netflix sometime in April or May.. Thought you'd like to know.
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Old Apr 7th 2020, 12:48 pm
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My girlfriend gifted me a subscription to BritBox for my birthday. We've been watching Midsomer Murders, and a previous series of 8 out of 10 cats. I think I might subject her to The Sweeny, and Life on Mars

Went through "Man like Mobeen" the other day. Funny, but a lot darker than previous series.

Just started Ozark season 3,, so that will last a few days I suspect. We'll then move on to the new season of Money Heist.
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Old Apr 7th 2020, 2:17 pm
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BristolUK, I think you liked Fauda as much as I did. Season 3 will be on Netflix sometime in April or May.. Thought you'd like to know.
Thank you
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Old Apr 7th 2020, 4:20 pm
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Last weekend on CBC GEM i binge watched season 2 of "The Tunnel" was just as good as season 1. Its a police drama with all the action centering around the Channel Tunnel. Season 3 has just become available on GEM also.
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Old Apr 7th 2020, 5:29 pm
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Last weekend on CBC GEM i binge watched season 2 of "The Tunnel" was just as good as season 1. Its a police drama with all the action centering around the Channel Tunnel. Season 3 has just become available on GEM also.
I believe that's a remake of the very good show The Bridge / Broen / Bron
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Old Apr 7th 2020, 7:21 pm
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I’m re-watching a bunch of Catherine Cookson tv-movies/series.

So far I’ve seen, The Dwelling, Fifteen Streets, Tide of Life, Colour Blind and a bunch of others I can’t even remember lol.

I’ve got a couple of episodes of Belgravia to catch up with as well
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Old Apr 9th 2020, 12:07 pm
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Just watched the 3-part Ch4 documentrary, "Putin: A Russian Spy Story". Absolutely outstanding television, thank you Channel 4. Yes, it is utterly terrifying.
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Old Apr 9th 2020, 1:21 pm
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Ozark season 3 finished. Still as good as ever.

Not sure what will be next, possibly Money Heist season 4. I am half tempted to buy the complete collection of Babylon 5 and binge through that.
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Ozark season 3 finished. Still as good as ever.

Not sure what will be next, possibly Money Heist season 4. I am half tempted to buy the complete collection of Babylon 5 and binge through that.
I’m hoping Money Heist series 4 is better than 3. I enjoyed 1 & 2 but 3 not so much.
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Old Apr 9th 2020, 1:42 pm
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My girlfriend gifted me a subscription to BritBox for my birthday. We've been watching Midsomer Murders, and a previous series of 8 out of 10 cats. I think I might subject her to The Sweeny, and Life on Mars

Went through "Man like Mobeen" the other day. Funny, but a lot darker than previous series.

Just started Ozark season 3,, so that will last a few days I suspect. We'll then move on to the new season of Money Heist.
We're considering getting Britbox. Do you find lots to watch.? Any recommendations other than what you listed. I think Midsummer Murders is on Netflix. I know my wife was watching it a bit...I prefer series that are a continuing story rather than storylines wrapped up in one episode.

Just finished watched Season 1 of Hidden on Acorn TV and may jump on to Blood with Adrian Dunbar next.
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Old Apr 9th 2020, 3:50 pm
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We're considering getting Britbox. Do you find lots to watch.? Any recommendations other than what you listed. I think Midsummer Murders is on Netflix. I know my wife was watching it a bit...I prefer series that are a continuing story rather than storylines wrapped up in one episode.

Just finished watched Season 1 of Hidden on Acorn TV and may jump on to Blood with Adrian Dunbar next.

There are quite a few things on BritBox. Spooks (labeled as MI-5) is there, but only from series 1 through 5. Midsomer Murders did used to be on Canadian Netflix, but was removed, in, I believe, September last year
There is a free 7 day trial, so you can always create an account and see if there is anything there that you like
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