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Old Oct 26th 2022, 4:17 am
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I've started the adaptation of William Gibson's "The Peripheral" on Amazon Prime. I'm a bit of a WG fan, and really enjoyed the book / audiobook. So far I think it's a pretty good adaptation of the source material, which is saying something, as trying to recreate what WG images can be a tad difficult.
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Old Nov 21st 2022, 12:22 am
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Finished off Breaking Bad, and the film follow-up El Camino. I really don't know why it too us so long to watch it. Enjoyable, amusing, and depressing, but a good show. We're following it up with Better Call Saul, which is, so far, just as good.

For anyone who enjoyed Netflix's "Dark" the creators of it have a new show "1889". Yeah, it's somewhat bizarre, but also great, and I'd recommend giving it a go.

As we do enjoy Taskmaster, we thought we'd try out "The Horne Section TV Show". Didn't really enjoy it, was a bit odd, think we might have just watched the first episode and stopped.
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I expect I'm hopelessly behind but I watched After Life in one sitting during a blizzard. It's good.
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Old Nov 21st 2022, 12:00 pm
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I expect I'm hopelessly behind but I watched After Life in one sitting during a blizzard. It's good.
Yes, it's brilliant. Three series of it in case you don't know.
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Old Nov 21st 2022, 2:07 pm
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For anyone who enjoyed 'Dark,' this show is by the same people and is another mind-bender. Solid 8/10

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Finished off Breaking Bad, and the film follow-up El Camino. I really don't know why it too us so long to watch it. Enjoyable, amusing, and depressing, but a good show. We're following it up with Better Call Saul, which is, so far, just as good.
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I watched BrBa for a second time recently, and it's fascinating to watch a second time because your whole perception of the people is different from the get-go.
Spoiler:

In the first watching, you typically have some sympathy for Walt, and some frustration towards Skyler, but second time around, you already know what's coming and have quite a different mindset. Also, knowing the overall story, you can focus even more on the brilliant acting and dialog; possibly one of the best written and acted shows ever to grace the screen ...

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For anyone who enjoyed 'Dark,' this show is by the same people and is another mind-bender. Solid 8/10

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Binged it over the weekend, loved it. Really hope there is a second series, and something tells me it'll be three series in total, just like Dark, and thus it'll continue to mess with people's brains.



Oh, and I discovered yesterday that Slow Horses series 2 will debut on Netflix on 2nd November. From the trailer it looks like it'll be as good as the first series, and I'm thoroughly looking forward to it.

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Oh, and I discovered yesterday that Slow Horses series 2 will debut on Netflix on 2nd November. From the trailer it looks like it'll be as good as the first series, and I'm thoroughly looking forward to it.
Possibly you mean December and Apple?
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Possibly you mean December and Apple?
That'll learn me for not fully concentrating. You are correct, Apple TV+ and December 2nd.
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That'll learn me for not fully concentrating. You are correct, Apple TV+ and December 2nd.
Well you did say your brain got messed with.

For those without Apple, Season one here or here and hopefully S2 will appear later.
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I expect I'm hopelessly behind but I watched After Life in one sitting during a blizzard. It's good.
We enjoyed it also. Shame it’s come to an end.
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Slow Horses S2 is absolutely brilliant. Way better than S1 - which was good. Gripping, superbly acted. I’m looking forward to the finale next week with anticipation and a sense of loss that it’ll be over. Hopefully there will be a season 3!
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Slow Horses S2 is absolutely brilliant. Way better than S1 - which was good. Gripping, superbly acted. I’m looking forward to the finale next week with anticipation and a sense of loss that it’ll be over. Hopefully there will be a season 3!
Really enjoyed S1. IMDB seems to have made room for S3 and S4

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Slow Horses S2 is absolutely brilliant. Way better than S1 - which was good. Gripping, superbly acted. I’m looking forward to the finale next week with anticipation and a sense of loss that it’ll be over. Hopefully there will be a season 3!
Haven't heard of that before. Looks like the sort of program we enjoy…so thanks for the heads up.
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Also loving Slow Horses season two.
We binged Wednesday and I absolutely loved it. really hope there is another series of it.
We're awaiting Better Caul Saul series 6 to appear on netflix, no idea when that will be.
His Dark Materials season three is being consumed and is just as good as the prior seasons. I'm wondering what will happen when they get to when certain aspects of the (uk version) chapter marzipan are covered.
We have also binged and loved Kleo, apparently it'll get a second season, so that will prove interesting.
I also watched an episode, think is was next to last, of SAS Rogue Hero's, and it was very good, and at some point I'll watch it from the very start.

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