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Goggle box- anything worth watching on TV?

Old Feb 5th 2021, 5:33 pm
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Anyone trying '30 coins' on HBO?

Totally bizarre! Can't believe I'm still watching it, but it's a bit like rubber-necking a car wreck ...
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Old Feb 6th 2021, 12:47 am
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Watched 'The Pale Horse' on CBC Gem which is allegedly based on an Agatha Christie novel. Bizarre show with a strong Alfred Hitchcock vibe to it.
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Old Feb 6th 2021, 8:38 am
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Series 2 of 'Line of Duty' being repeated on BBC at the moment.
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Old Feb 6th 2021, 2:52 pm
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We watched “a confession” earlier in the week on Britbox. It was rather well done
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Old Feb 9th 2021, 6:52 am
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Beforeigners.

Present day Norway after many migrants from the past have mysteriously arrived. Great idea and so far (2 episodes) it's working. From the past...before...geddit?

It's still basically a cop show with some amusing observations. "We don't say Vikings now, we say Norse Descendants."

The female character is uncannily like Saga from The Bridge.
I have just started on this series, and can say that I'm finding it extremely funny thus far.

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Norse people always make food for someone we've just shot.

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Old Feb 11th 2021, 8:13 pm
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Last night we watched the first of a six-part documentary series by Adam Curtis on the BBC called "Can't Get You Out of My Head".

Wow.

It was mind-blowingly good, an incredible journey through modern history and the power of controlling the narrative on the way, exploring how we ended up "here". Can't wait to watch the rest of them, and for anyone who is even remotely interested in modern socio-political history it is an absolute must-see.

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Old Feb 12th 2021, 5:23 am
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Originally Posted by Jingsamichty
Last night we watched the first of a six-part documentary series by Adam Curtis on the BBC called "Can't Get You Out of My Head".

Wow.

It was mind-blowingly good, an incredible journey through modern history and the power of controlling the narrative on the way, exploring how we ended up "here". Can't wait to watch the rest of them, and for anyone who is even remotely interested in modern socio-political history it is an absolute must-see.
I really enjoy his documentaries.

This one from 2016 blew my mind as well.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6156350/

PS- all of the docs that Jings mentioned are here if anyone wants to see them. I just downloaded them all to watch on my TV.

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Old Feb 12th 2021, 5:56 am
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Binged both seasons of "Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous" with my son this week. It wasn't too terrible.

Bar that, have been starting a run through of Taskmaster via it's / their Youtube channel. Finished off the first and second seasons, started on the third last night. Very enjoyable indeed, right at my sense of humour level.
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Old Feb 12th 2021, 4:25 pm
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. . . Other than The Detectorists I find most comedies just aren't my cup of tea these days. I don't think The Detectorists meant to be solely a comedy.
Was the best thing I’ve seen on tv as a middle aged bloke.
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The New Pope, follows on from The Young Pope. Weird, clever, funny, sacreligeious. It's an HBO production.
That's exceptional TV.

The director is a genius.

He produced this in 2013:https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2358891/ which is arguably the best film I've ever seen and won the some what racist "Best Foreign Movie" at the Oscars that year.
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Old Feb 12th 2021, 5:05 pm
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Cobra Kai is the another outstanding piece of content. For what it is it is very well written.

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Old Feb 14th 2021, 1:59 am
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Originally Posted by Jingsamichty
Last night we watched the first of a six-part documentary series by Adam Curtis on the BBC called "Can't Get You Out of My Head".

Wow.

It was mind-blowingly good, an incredible journey through modern history and the power of controlling the narrative on the way, exploring how we ended up "here". Can't wait to watch the rest of them, and for anyone who is even remotely interested in modern socio-political history it is an absolute must-see.
I watched all 6 episodes yesterday.

Apparently us Brits were evil bastards and we screwed up Iraq.

Episode 6 was totally spot on, we rely far too much on computer algorithms making decisions for us. We are all facked.
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Old Feb 15th 2021, 12:54 am
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I must say I'm enjoying Wandavision. (Disney+). You need to have seen & enjoyed pretty much all the Marvel movies to understand what the clucking bell is going on & I'm just enough of a nerd to have seen enough to do that. It is an intriguing and well presented story thus far.
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Old Feb 15th 2021, 9:13 pm
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I must say I'm enjoying Wandavision. (Disney+). You need to have seen & enjoyed pretty much all the Marvel movies to understand what the clucking bell is going on & I'm just enough of a nerd to have seen enough to do that. It is an intriguing and well presented story thus far.
My son is raving about Wandavision but he is also a huge Marvel fan. He's forever explaining the various interplays and fanboi in-jokes, but it's all Greek to me.

Last year he made us watch The Boys which I concede was quite entertaining.
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Originally Posted by Jingsamichty
My son is raving about Wandavision but he is also a huge Marvel fan. He's forever explaining the various interplays and fanboi in-jokes, but it's all Greek to me.

Last year he made us watch The Boys which I concede was quite entertaining.
Not being that much of a comic book nerd, I've had to resort to various Youtube videos to explain all of what is going on!

+1 on The Boys. It had me at the Dolphin-through-the-windscreen-of-a-van-scene. Although the whale scene in season 2 outdid that in spades!
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