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Goggle box- anything worth watching on TV?

Old Sep 4th 2016, 12:48 am
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I'm going to give another mention in favour of Jack Taylor. I'm up to date now and they're on Netflix. Bizarrely it says season one, when wiki says the episodes cover two, even though the airing dates suggest a one off and then two short seasons.

It's always nice to see new regular locations, like Galway in this case and Shetland in...Shetland. so for the same reason I'm also going to give another shout to the Varg Veum series from Bergen (that should please Stinky )

I've recommended the Norwegian former child services worker, now PI, on the "Broadchurch" thread over on MBTTUK a few times.
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Old Sep 4th 2016, 1:00 pm
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Speaking of Shetland, I watched the first one of the last (third) season tonight. The same high standard.
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Old Sep 5th 2016, 3:29 pm
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Cold Feet
I loved it when it was last on and the 1st episode after a 13 year hiatus was definitely not disappointing

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Cold Feet
I loved it when it was last on and the 1st episode after a 13 year hiatus was definitely not disappointing
I bought the whole thing on DVD about three years ago and I've yet to rewatch it.

I should do that before catching up I think.
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Fed Up. It's a documentary about childhood obesity in the US on Netflix and It had me spellbound from start to finish. It has even (partly) persuaded my husband to give up his Coca Cola habit! The kids were really admirable mostly and I wanted to smack their parents.

I've just also loved "Addicted to Pleasure" on Netflix too, a very enjoyable 4 parter on the history of Heroin, Sugar, Whiskey and Tobacco. British documentary at its best.
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Originally Posted by Stinkypup
Cold Feet
I loved it when it was last on and the 1st episode after a 13 year hiatus was definitely not disappointing
I managed about ten minutes of this nonsense. It was just unattractive people spouting simplistic and boring cliches about being middle aged. If I wanted to listen to that rubbish I'd go to one of HID's staff parties.
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I managed about ten minutes of this nonsense. It was just unattractive people spouting simplistic and boring cliches about being middle aged. If I wanted to listen to that rubbish I'd go to one of HID's staff parties.
It is a marmite kind of show
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It is a marmite kind of show
Isn't everything ?
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Isn't everything ?
Not to the degree that it makes you spew
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Originally Posted by Stinkypup
Not to the degree that it makes you spew

The programme didn't make me ill, its going to HID work parties and and having listen to the all the self-absorbed middle-aged prattle.
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Originally Posted by Oink
The programme didn't make me ill, its going to HID work parties and and having listen to the all the self-absorbed middle-aged prattle.
Yes but I bet you smile sweetly and knock back the odd schooner or 7 of sherry
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Finished up Fleabag today. It grew on me.

I shall give Crashing a go too.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
Finished up Fleabag today. It grew on me.

I shall give Crashing a go too.
Uncle is good- was recommended by a Canadian colleague but typically British. She described it as 'charming' - not sure that is the right description but funny nonetheless. Season 1 on Netflix, Season 2 I will stream

Gonna try Crashing, looks worth a look
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Originally Posted by Stinkypup
Uncle is good- was recommended by a Canadian colleague but typically British. She described it as 'charming' - not sure that is the right description but funny nonetheless. Season 1 on Netflix, Season 2 I will stream

Gonna try Crashing, looks worth a look
I watched Our Ex Wife which was okay but Home from Home was hilarious.
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First Contact: Lost Tribes of the Amazon. Interesting docu. Channel 4 if available.
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