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Old Nov 26th 2019, 1:23 am
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I started watching a series from 25 years ago called ‘Our friends in the North’ I’d heard it mentioned several times but never knew what it was about.

So many well known actors/actresses including a much younger Daniel Craig
In a similar vein (if memory serves) and also a classic is GBH: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101104...nm_flmg_act_30
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Old Nov 26th 2019, 1:25 am
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Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat View Post
In a similar vein (if memory serves) and also a classic is GBH: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101104...nm_flmg_act_30
Jake's Progress too then
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In a similar vein (if memory serves) and also a classic is GBH: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101104...nm_flmg_act_30

Yeah I’ve heard of that! I may have to check that out afterwards
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I've had a mini binge on "His Dark Materials" on HBO. It's been a little while since I read / listened to the books, but it does seem *very* faithful to the source material.
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It's a movie but it's on Netflix.

The Man Without Gravity. Simply magnificent. You will laugh. You will shed a tear or two in happiness. I loved it.

How come masterpieces like this fly under the radar?
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Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
It's a movie but it's on Netflix.

The Man Without Gravity. Simply magnificent. You will laugh. You will shed a tear or two in happiness. I loved it.

How come masterpieces like this fly under the radar?
Very simple - way too much stuff out there! I've watched some utter duds on Netflix and that has put me off randomly trying things. It's hard to find the needles in the haystack!
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Originally Posted by Steerpike View Post
Very simple - way too much stuff out there! I've watched some utter duds on Netflix and that has put me off randomly trying things. It's hard to find the needles in the haystack!
Too much stuff has always been the case though, just more too much now. At the same time, though, there are more good things. It's all in about the same ratio. I found I could find the good stuff (for me) in the old days and I can now. As well as rubbish, of course, but I don't stick with that.
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I just started watching the latest season of the Crown on Netflix. I'm not sure how I feel about the new Queen 'Olivia Coleman' to be honest. Time will tell.
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I've given up on HBO's Watchmen after 3 episodes. It's beautifully filmed with high production values and good cast but I haven't got a clucking flue what's going on. I'm not a comic book guy although I have seen the (pretty much universally panned) Watchmen movie. Ah well, just have to cool my jets until Dec 13th when the 4th season of the best Sci Fi show ever drops on Amazon:
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Is it subtitled? Or in English?

Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
It's a movie but it's on Netflix.

The Man Without Gravity. Simply magnificent. You will laugh. You will shed a tear or two in happiness. I loved it.

How come masterpieces like this fly under the radar?
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Old Nov 29th 2019, 12:24 am
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Is it subtitled? Or in English?
I watched it with subtitles but I just checked and you can pick English audio as well as removing the subtitles.
These options are available watching via computer, stick or xbox but I don't know if available via the TV channel.

I dislike watching anything dubbed and much prefer the subs. But the little bit I just watched seems okay, possibly even the original l voices.
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Condor
Based on a 1975 movie - Three Days of the Condor which itself was originally a book but 6 days instead - and considerably updated.
Entertaining enough. Second episode done.
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Condor
Based on a 1975 movie - Three Days of the Condor which itself was originally a book but 6 days instead - and considerably updated.
Entertaining enough. Second episode done.
Three Days of the Condor was an absolute classic ... Dunaway and Redford at their best, and a perfect reflection of the 'mood' of the 70s ... one of those movies I can watch over and over and over ...
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I've given up on HBO's Watchmen after 3 episodes. It's beautifully filmed with high production values and good cast but I haven't got a clucking flue what's going on. I'm not a comic book guy although I have seen the (pretty much universally panned) Watchmen movie. Ah well, just have to cool my jets until Dec 13th when the 4th season of the best Sci Fi show ever drops on Amazon:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFdzpVt5rbk
I'm always on the lookout for good SciFi ... so to calibrate your assessment of 'best ever', what other Sci Fi shows would you rate very highly? Does it grab you early in the 1st season or do you have to work on it?
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Three Days of the Condor was an absolute classic ... Dunaway and Redford at their best, and a perfect reflection of the 'mood' of the 70s ... one of those movies I can watch over and over and over ...
Serpico. Fort Apache The Bronx (although just past). Marathon Man. The French Connection 1&2. All The President's Men. Catch 22. MASH, Chinatown, The Deer Hunter. Apocalypse Now. The Long Goodbye. Taxi Driver. Midnight Express...

I remember the anticipation as the new Radio Times was out in the late 70s and looking through the movies for recent offerings. Especially at Christmas for whatever 'season' was on BBC2.

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