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  • ennspekennspek Frets: 1480
    edited March 4
    Seal Team - great fun about the US special operators. Good action and Drama. Sky.

    S.W.A.T -  drama about an LA Swat team. Crap. Sky.

    Inside The Tower of London - Documentary series about the Tower of London. Interesting stuff. Brit Box.
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  • BrioBrio Frets: 306
    New Amsterdam S3 has just started in the US. I love my VPN and my american friends.
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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 9829

    I haven't felt like watching any drama recently so I've been watching Would I Lie To You? and Richard Osman's House of Games on iPlayer.  And old episodes of Tenable on ITV Hub.

    I love game shows, so I thought I would give Gordon Ramsay's Bank Balance a go, even though I hate the leathery-faced, humourless bully...

    Big mistake.  It's absolutely unbearable.  The game is shit, a thinly disguised version of The Million Pound Drop.  It's one of those shows where they encourage the contestants to babble incessantly, as if they're minor celebrities, but nobody's interested.  And Ramsay is his usual vile self.  Never, never again. 

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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 11334
    Started on The Valhalla Murders on Netflix. Given how small the population of Iceland is you’d think they’d know who the serial killer was pretty quickly. The character names are great, no one bats an eye in Iceland if your name is Thor. 


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  • boogiemanboogieman Frets: 8072
    Started on The Valhalla Murders on Netflix. Given how small the population of Iceland is you’d think they’d know who the serial killer was pretty quickly. The character names are great, no one bats an eye in Iceland if your name is Thor. 


    I’m Thor! 

    Tho am I. It wath good fun though wathn’t it? 

    Yeah I know. 
    Coat. 
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  • NiteflyNitefly Frets: 3475
    Philly_Q said:

    I haven't felt like watching any drama recently so I've been watching Would I Lie To You? and Richard Osman's House of Games on iPlayer.  And old episodes of Tenable on ITV Hub.

    I love game shows, so I thought I would give Gordon Ramsay's Bank Balance a go, even though I hate the leathery-faced, humourless bully...

    Big mistake.  It's absolutely unbearable.  The game is shit, a thinly disguised version of The Million Pound Drop.  It's one of those shows where they encourage the contestants to babble incessantly, as if they're minor celebrities, but nobody's interested.  And Ramsay is his usual vile self.  Never, never again. 

    @Philly_Q - yeah, but the comedy!   2 pilots playing last night, needed 2 answers for African countries beginning with a vowel. 

    After a few seconds they got Uganda, then couldn't think of a second one.  One suggested "Mozambique?"...

    Eventually they hit upon Egypt, but had left it too late so got timed out.

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  • KittyfriskKittyfrisk Frets: 5859
    Started on The Valhalla Murders on Netflix. Given how small the population of Iceland is you’d think they’d know who the serial killer was pretty quickly. The character names are great, no one bats an eye in Iceland if your name is Thor. 


    Used to know a bloke named Odin... for real.
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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 9829
    Nitefly said:
    Philly_Q said:

    I haven't felt like watching any drama recently so I've been watching Would I Lie To You? and Richard Osman's House of Games on iPlayer.  And old episodes of Tenable on ITV Hub.

    I love game shows, so I thought I would give Gordon Ramsay's Bank Balance a go, even though I hate the leathery-faced, humourless bully...

    Big mistake.  It's absolutely unbearable.  The game is shit, a thinly disguised version of The Million Pound Drop.  It's one of those shows where they encourage the contestants to babble incessantly, as if they're minor celebrities, but nobody's interested.  And Ramsay is his usual vile self.  Never, never again. 

    @Philly_Q - yeah, but the comedy!   2 pilots playing last night, needed 2 answers for African countries beginning with a vowel. 

    After a few seconds they got Uganda, then couldn't think of a second one.  One suggested "Mozambique?"...

    Eventually they hit upon Egypt, but had left it too late so got timed out.

    @Nitefly ; Aaargh, now I'm tempted to give it another go!  Maybe I'll get drunk first, to desensitise myself...
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  • NeillNeill Frets: 617
    edited March 5
    Mrs Neill and I will watch pretty much anything to do with railways.  Especially like Rob Bell's disused railway walks programme and Tim Dunn's "The Architecture the Railways Built".  Apart from railways, the common denominator is that both presenters are enthusiasts, not celebrities, so you engage with them in a totally different way than if it's say Tony Robinson or Joanna Lumley (who seems to be everywhere these days).   However interesting the subject might be, I am usually turned off if the presenter is a celeb.

    Remember Alan Partridge's ridiculous pitch to the TV exec "Youth Hostelling with Chris Eubank"?  I'm waiting for that to become reality it's only a matter of time.
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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 7284
    Ridiculously late to the party but missus Munckee, miss Munckee and I have watched all 8 million series of line of duty since Christmas. About as good as tv gets I think. 
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  • ennspekennspek Frets: 1480
    @munckee it's superb isn't it. New season this month I think?
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  • hollywoodroxhollywoodrox Frets: 1272
    Well since my Seinfeld has finished I have had to fall back to watching  King of Queens  with Kevin James  ,still get to see Jerry stiller’s crazy antics though as he is Carries Dad.
    its a nice way to end the evening and wind down , not as farcical as Seinfeld though 
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  • breakstuffbreakstuff Frets: 8434
    edited March 5

    Started on The Good Lord Bird on Sky Atlantic this week. Ethan Hawke plays John Brown during the run up to the American Civil War.

    Four episodes in so far and really enjoying it. Hawkes totally hams it up but in a really good way. Very funny in parts, and everyone looks like they're having such a brilliant time filming it which only adds to the fun.

    Recommended. 


    Will be starting on Your Honor staring Bryan Cranston, also on Sky Atlantic next.



    Laugh, love, live, learn. 
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  • MoominpapaMoominpapa Frets: 1347
    Just finished watching ZeroZeroZero this evening. NO SPOILERS  - I was a little wary after the first couple of episodes because I just wasn't empathising with any of the characters, but I stuck with it and as i got into it I did want to know how the storyarc would pan out. There was a storyline in the middle that I thought was unnecessary and made things drag a bit, but the last two episodes (7 & 8) were really good. Special mentions for Andrea Riseborough and Harold Torres, both of whom I thought were teriffic in their roles.

    Warning - some of the violent scenes in the show are quite graphic. I didn't think they were gratuitous - the incredible brutality and human cost of drug dealing is, after all, the point of the story - but they aren't easy watching.
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  • ennspekennspek Frets: 1480
    Resident Alien on Sky. The first two episodes were quite good. Alien crashes on earth and has to pretend to be a doctor.
    Interesting mix of sinister and humour. His first day at work was a particular highlight.
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 11334
    I really enjoyed Deutschland 83 when I saw it a few years ago and the sequel Deutschland 86 wasn’t bad. Just realised Deutschland 89 is on the 4 Player so I’ll see how I get on. Bit of East German spy intrigue, some 80s music, all good. 
    Inhale away Jackson Jeffrey Jackson. 
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  • hollywoodroxhollywoodrox Frets: 1272
    ennspek said:
    Resident Alien on Sky. The first two episodes were quite good. Alien crashes on earth and has to pretend to be a doctor.
    Interesting mix of sinister and humour. His first day at work was a particular highlight.
    That sounds great ,I must remember to look it up
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  • strumjoughlampsstrumjoughlamps Frets: 2473
    Zerozerozero 

    Devils 

    Behind Her Eyes

    Are what I've enjoyed over the last month 
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  • ennspekennspek Frets: 1480
    Final Space + Netflix. Animated sci-fi, I've only watched the first episode but quite funny.
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  • prowlaprowla Frets: 3589
    ennspek said:
    Resident Alien on Sky. The first two episodes were quite good. Alien crashes on earth and has to pretend to be a doctor.
    Interesting mix of sinister and humour. His first day at work was a particular highlight.
    That sounds great ,I must remember to look it up

    I've been watching that - it's got that quirky Canadian humour about it.

    I've also been watching Private Eyes, which also has that undercurrent and makes me chuckle sometimes; on the flipside, it could be a bit too twee for some and the them tune is awful.
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  • usedtobeusedtobe Frets: 2942
    Recently finished a mammoth binge watch of NZ shows Westside, on the Roku box, followed by Outrageous Fortune, which we found elsewhere.
    OF was made first, and Westside was then made as a prequel. We really enjoyed both.
     so if you fancy a reissue of a guitar they never made in a colour they never used then it probably isn't too overpriced.

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  • ennspekennspek Frets: 1480
    edited March 10
    @hollywoodrox if you're missing Seinfeld I would suggest Curb Your Enthusiasm. It's top notch.
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  • fretmeisterfretmeister Frets: 14500
    Finally got round to watching The Handmaid's Tale.

    Very dark stuff!



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  • breakstuffbreakstuff Frets: 8434
    Finally got round to watching The Handmaid's Tale.

    Very dark stuff!

    Yes, a great show, but not one that you can say you 'enjoy'.

    Laugh, love, live, learn. 
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  • TimmyOTimmyO Frets: 4504
    Finally got round to watching The Handmaid's Tale.

    Very dark stuff!
    Darker still when you read the interviews with Margaret Atwood - *everything* in it has happened somewhere in the world already - bloody terrifying 
    "Congratulations on being officially the most right anyone has ever been about anything, ever." -- Noisepolluter knows the score
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  • FarleyUKFarleyUK Frets: 1774
    The Terror - Not bad, although would have been better if they'd have at least PRETENDED they were recording it somewhere cold

    Your Honor - Only one episode in so far, but really liking it! Bryan Cranston delivers, as usual. Was hoping the defence lawyer was going to be Saul...
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  • hollywoodroxhollywoodrox Frets: 1272
    ennspek said:
    @hollywoodrox if you're missing Seinfeld I would suggest Curb Your Enthusiasm. It's top notch.
    Thanks I’ll check it out , I did see he bought all the Seinfeld characters back for a few episodes in one series, thank you for your recommendation, have a great day
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  • HaychHaych Frets: 2017
    edited March 11
    The ones we've watched and would recommend include, but are not limited to:

    Homeland (amazeballs)
    Virgin River (more like a romantic soap but stunning scenery and easy to watch)
    Life in Pieces (freaking hilarious)
    Marcella
    Car Share
    Father Ted


    Had enough, I don’t want to be me anymore!

    Bit of trading feedback here.

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  • fobfob Frets: 1052
    edited March 11
    House on Amazon Prime

    We'd not seen it when it originally came out but it doesn't really work in the age of streaming (binge watching). Casualty style opening; well surely the diagnosis must be X; no, oh it must be Y, it's definitely Y; OMG it's Z! Ad infinitum (well the 5 or 6 episodes we've watched).
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  • PhilW1PhilW1 Frets: 609
    'Rake' -Netflix -really good fun
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