The TV Thread

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ennspekennspek Frets: 1475
There is a film thread and I feel bad for its little cousin as I think there is some excellent TV around these days. Especially important in lockdown.
What are you binging/watching that you would recommend? Older stuff people may have missed?
Ideally if you would put where you saw it as well that would be helpful.
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  • ennspekennspek Frets: 1475
    I have just finished season 2 of Back (Channel 4). Mitchell and Webb but not their writing. Excellent stuff bit not written by them.
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 23264
    Watching Lewis at the moment - it’s actually pretty good. 
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 6132
    Married at first sight Australia...
    queens gambit...
    The crown...
    archer...
    The fall...
    evil genius on Netflix...
    Lillyhammer...
    you...

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  • ennspekennspek Frets: 1475
    Comedy gem on Netflix, The League. Never hear it mentioned bit hilarious.

    Lewis is great as is Endeavour.

    @poopot we need to have a word about Married in Australia.....
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    Spaced...
    green wing...
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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 7264
    I’m currently watching Hap and Leonard on Prime which is pretty good. 
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 23264
    ennspek said:
    Comedy gem on Netflix, The League. Never hear it mentioned bit hilarious.

    Lewis is great as is Endeavour.

    @poopot we need to have a word about Married in Australia.....
    Endeavour was indeed excellent. New series coming soon apparently
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  • ennspekennspek Frets: 1475
    ennspek said:
    Comedy gem on Netflix, The League. Never hear it mentioned bit hilarious.

    Lewis is great as is Endeavour.

    @poopot we need to have a word about Married in Australia.....
    Endeavour was indeed excellent. New series coming soon apparently
    Really? Excellent!
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  • ennspekennspek Frets: 1475
    Vexxed. Only two seasons of three. First is the best I think. Last seen on Netflix I think.
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  • fretmeisterfretmeister Frets: 14483
    Dark (netflix)
    The Queens Gambit
    Raised by Wolves (the Ridley Scott one, not the brummie one)



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  • Tone71Tone71 Frets: 465
    Re watching Dexter, just finished season 4, forgot just how good and twisted it is.
    Toast of London - Excellent
    IT Crowd - Excellent
    Back - Very good
    Virgin River - Guilty pleasure

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  • CMW335CMW335 Frets: 1212
    Anytime I see a thread like this I have to recommend The Shield (not to be confused with the marvel universe one of a similar name). Fave show of all time The Sopranos but hopefully most will have seen that already. 

    The Shield is a rollercoaster from start to finish absolutely must watch
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  • Tone71Tone71 Frets: 465
    CMW335 said:
    Anytime I see a thread like this I have to recommend The Shield (not to be confused with the marvel universe one of a similar name). Fave show of all time The Sopranos but hopefully most will have seen that already. 

    The Shield is a rollercoaster from start to finish absolutely must watch
    It's always been on my list but I tried and never got into it, will try again.
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  • BrioBrio Frets: 302
    Watchmen. It succeeds where the film didn’t.
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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 9798

    Things I've particularly liked over the last year:

    Cobra Kai (Netflix)

    Into the Night (Netflix) - only six episodes, hopefully there'll be a second series

    The Boys (Amazon)

    Slasher (Netflix) - not for everyone, it's pretty gory, but well done

    Mindhunter (Netflix)

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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 11316
    Too much TV.

    Anyway, just got into Blown Away on Netflix which is a glass blowing competition ( really) but worth watching for the repeated use of the phrase Glory Hole. 

    Also on Netflix is Lupin. It's roughly a French equivalent of Sherlock as it modernises the tales of Arsene Lupin. Only half a series so far on there. 

    I'm not usually very positive about Netflix but there is a bit of a dearth elsewhere at the moment. 

    The Great on Channel 4 which is funny, sexy, bit crazy. Highly recommended.
    Inhale away Jackson Jeffrey Jackson. 
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  • What do people recommend on Amazon Prime? I've just signed up for month's free trial (mainly because I needed a few things quickly) so figured I'd try and get some use out of the month's Prime Video subscription while it lasts.
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 11316
    What do people recommend on Amazon Prime? I've just signed up for month's free trial (mainly because I needed a few things quickly) so figured I'd try and get some use out of the month's Prime Video subscription while it lasts.
    Truth Seekers. They've just announced no second series but it's what you'd want Dr Who to be. 
    Inhale away Jackson Jeffrey Jackson. 
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  • What do people recommend on Amazon Prime? I've just signed up for month's free trial (mainly because I needed a few things quickly) so figured I'd try and get some use out of the month's Prime Video subscription while it lasts.
    Truth Seekers. They've just announced no second series but it's what you'd want Dr Who to be. 
    I've always hated Dr Who and things like that, so not sure it would be my cup of tea!
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  • zepp76zepp76 Frets: 2029
    Godless: superb. (Netflix)

    The Queens Gambit: superb. (Netflix)

    Bridgerton: just lovely. (Netflix)

    SEE: Just bloody watch it, you’ll love it. (Apple tv)


    Tomorrow will be a good day.
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  • MotD and Newsnight most evenings.
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  • scrumhalfscrumhalf Frets: 7837
    Like many of the older and fartier persuasion I like Talking Pictures TV.
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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 9798
    What do people recommend on Amazon Prime? I've just signed up for month's free trial (mainly because I needed a few things quickly) so figured I'd try and get some use out of the month's Prime Video subscription while it lasts.
    Truth Seekers. They've just announced no second series but it's what you'd want Dr Who to be. 
    I hadn't heard that.  It would've been interesting to see where they'd have gone with a second series.
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 11316
    What do people recommend on Amazon Prime? I've just signed up for month's free trial (mainly because I needed a few things quickly) so figured I'd try and get some use out of the month's Prime Video subscription while it lasts.
    Truth Seekers. They've just announced no second series but it's what you'd want Dr Who to be. 
    I've always hated Dr Who and things like that, so not sure it would be my cup of tea!
    Err, maybe not then!

    Philly_Q said:
    What do people recommend on Amazon Prime? I've just signed up for month's free trial (mainly because I needed a few things quickly) so figured I'd try and get some use out of the month's Prime Video subscription while it lasts.
    Truth Seekers. They've just announced no second series but it's what you'd want Dr Who to be. 
    I hadn't heard that.  It would've been interesting to see where they'd have gone with a second series.


    I think they've only said in the last day or so. 
    Inhale away Jackson Jeffrey Jackson. 
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  • ennspekennspek Frets: 1475
    On "normal" TV I find Would I Lie to You consistently funny, hilarious when Bob Mortimer is a guest.
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 23264
    Amazon Prime has Picard of course - which is excellent and well worth a watch if you like trek in any way shape or form
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  • ennspekennspek Frets: 1475
    It also has Below Decks (I think it's called) the Trek animated series.
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    ennspek said:
    It also has Below Decks (I think it's called) the Trek animated series.
    Indeed - also very good
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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 9798
    scrumhalf said:
    Like many of the older and fartier persuasion I like Talking Pictures TV.
    I watched quite a few old films on Talking Pictures when I was at my brother's house over Christmas. 

    I do love that stuff, the only thing I would say is that they promote a lot of their content as "lovingly digitally restored" but in fact nearly all of it looks terrible and VHS-like.  I watched a film called The Second Woman (with Robert Young and Betsy Drake) and it was a Spanish print (with English dialogue of course) - every time a letter or a piece of text appeared on screen, it was in Spanish!  I guess it's all public-domain stuff which they can get hold of cheaply.
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  • SassafrasSassafras Frets: 22751
    I bought a whole bunch of Foyle's War DVDs, great show.
    Also Columbo cos I didn't see enough repeats of it.
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