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Goggle box- anything worth watching on TV?

Old Oct 20th 2020, 10:56 pm
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Wow - I just wrapped up Ozark season 3. I found season 3 to be VASTLY improved over season 2. Season 2 seemed full of far-fetched storylines, but season 3 was much 'tighter' and more plausible in my view.
I tend to think of this as the seasons being different rather than worse. A steady deterioration - or even plummeting standards - is something else. I think you had similar feelings regarding Lilyhammer. Or was it Norsemen?

Changes in pace, style, focus etc is what helps keep things fresh, rather like a Beatles or Steely Dan LP can be totally different to a previous one but still be good.
As I recall, Marty was the decision maker in S1 while Wendy came more to the fore in S2 and we met the scary Helen. Ruth was just brilliant throughout.
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Old Oct 20th 2020, 11:00 pm
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Babylon 5: Jha'dur really is Margaret Thatcher, and I claim my CAD 8.49


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Old Oct 20th 2020, 11:14 pm
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Babylon 5: Jha'dur really is Margaret Thatcher, and I claim my CAD 8.49

I thought that was Servalan. Evilness rather than appearance.
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Old Oct 22nd 2020, 12:06 pm
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The Trump Show on BBC2...a 3 part documentary on the rise of Trump.

(I think it's 3 parts, I've seen the first 2)
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Old Oct 26th 2020, 1:22 am
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I watched three episodes of this last night, it is a cross between Black Mirror and Coronation Street. 10/10


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Old Oct 27th 2020, 3:25 am
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I watched three episodes of this last night, it is a cross between Black Mirror and Coronation Street. 10/10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY41jhIP_xI
We watched that a little while back and did rather enjoy it. Quite a few twists and turns throughout.

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Old Oct 29th 2020, 5:57 pm
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Watching season 2 of The Spanish Princess - historical (a lot of fictional elements based on the novel) about Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s first wife.

Also started on Fargo season 4, only 2 episodes in so not sure what to think so far. First episode was pretty good though

re-watching Black Books on Amazon Prime
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Old Oct 29th 2020, 6:20 pm
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We have just finished watching 5 seasons of Peaky Blinders. Really enjoyed it, hoping for a 6th season.

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Old Oct 30th 2020, 6:05 pm
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We have just finished watching 5 seasons of Peaky Blinders. Really enjoyed it, hoping for a 6th season.
I think filming the sixth season got shelved by C19. Hopefully it does come eventually given the cliff hanger at the end of season 5.

What I really want to see though is the Peaky Blinders / Downton Abbey crossover movie/series. A downward trajectory of the Granthams, intersecting with the upward move of the Shelby clan. I think it could be rather entertaining... :-)
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Old Nov 1st 2020, 3:12 pm
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I think filming the sixth season got shelved by C19. Hopefully it does come eventually given the cliff hanger at the end of season 5.

What I really want to see though is the Peaky Blinders / Downton Abbey crossover movie/series. A downward trajectory of the Granthams, intersecting with the upward move of the Shelby clan. I think it could be rather entertaining... :-)
ha ha yeah that would be funny. It's a shame the Crown started in 1947 otherwise John Shelby could have had a mention from Liz's Dad in the 1st season.


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Old Nov 15th 2020, 1:21 am
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Watching some good shows on CBC Gem lately.

The Tunnel was good and so was Wisting and now we just started Greyzone. Wisting is Norwegian and Greyzone is a Danish/Swedish production.
Yep, I'm enjoying Greyzone on Gem too.
I hadn't realised it had been on Canadian TV. Gem is a good way to catch up on Da Vinci's Inquest. I think I missed some early episodes before I discovered CBCs afternoon repeats way, way back.
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Yep, I'm enjoying Greyzone on Gem too.
I hadn't realised it had been on Canadian TV. Gem is a good way to catch up on Da Vinci's Inquest. I think I missed some early episodes before I discovered CBCs afternoon repeats way, way back.
The main female lead in Greyzone is a major actress in Borgen which is a Danish political drama on Netflix. The interface on Gem can be clunky and I guess it is a 'you get what you pay for' type of streaming service.

We finished watching 'The Sounds' on Gem which is a NZ/Canadian production...it was OK, confusing a bit and it had some real 'Canadian' moments of not so great acting.
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The Crown series 4 came out today. It's just about getting to the era where I start to actually remember the events that will be depicted. I shall schedule it for a binge session.

I also need to watch The Alienist season two.

The Mandalorian season two continues to impress, and I've been watching it with my son, who rather enjoys it too.
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The Crown series 4 came out today. It's just about getting to the era where I start to actually remember the events that will be depicted. I shall schedule it for a binge session.
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We started watching The Crown Season 4 a few nights ago; we are restricting ourselves to one episode per night. I'm finding it unexpectedly good, so far! Fun to see how Thatcher interacted with the Royal Family (a bit of fact-checking suggests the show is not far off) and the treatment of 'Lady Di' in the pre-marriage period is eye-opening to say the least. So - optimistic about the season so far!

We also started watching 'The Queen's Gambit' on Netflix. Strange tale of a young orphan girl who is a chess genius. No idea where it's going but definitely a good start (episode 1).

I'm totally gripped by 'The Undoing' on HBO. It's a typical high-end HBO production with big names (Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Donald Sutherland) and is produced by same folks who did 'Big Little Lies'. So far, everything is 'perfect' - the story, the acting, the 'mood'. Can't remember the last time I saw anything this good (maybe, 'Big Little Lies!). There's only 5 episodes and I'm already sad that I'm near the end!
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Old Nov 18th 2020, 10:12 pm
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I'm totally gripped by 'The Undoing' on HBO. It's a typical high-end HBO production with big names (Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Donald Sutherland) and is produced by same folks who did 'Big Little Lies'. So far, everything is 'perfect' - the story, the acting, the 'mood'. Can't remember the last time I saw anything this good (maybe, 'Big Little Lies!). There's only 5 episodes and I'm already sad that I'm near the end!
It's in my list.

I see there's a second season of Undercover on Netflix. Can't remember a damn thing about how S1 ended.
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