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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:35 
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Ah, thanks for the reminder. I'll check the schedules to see if it's repeated and set the DVR up accordingly. I know it's on All4, but that service is the Itunes of catch-up systems.


:this:

Didn't realise it started last night. It's repeated on Friday on 4Seven.


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Well worth watching I reckon.


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'Peep Show' was basically about mid-late 20s male crapness, watched when we were in our mid-late 20s. I'm hoping this new show just as accurately reflects our current stage in life.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 16:21 
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Enjoyed the first episode.

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Perhaps the sex over the speakers and the pissing dog were a little too sit-commy compared to the rest of it, but that didn't really detract much from it.


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Episode 2 was fantastic. Really loved the hardcore vicar.


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Mrs. W and I have been enjoying Strike on the Beeb. There's some nice chemistry between Cormoran Strike and his temp secretary, Robin.


I was discussing this with my daughter, who said she used to coach Holliday Grainger, who plays Robin, at the am dram group she went to years ago. Fancy that.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:05 
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I'm fully caught up with Back now. It's really good to the point where I've had to pause it a few times so I can stop laughing.

The lines about peanuts and then ketchup was almost too much to take at one point.

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It has its moments but mostly it's just nowhere near as good as Peep Show.


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It has its moments but mostly it's just nowhere near as good as Peep Show.


:this: It's certainly watchable (although I always forget it's on and then watch it on catch-up), but it does feel in the shadow of Peep Show. Not so much a criticism of Back, but just that Peep Show takes some beating.

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Just watched the first episode of BBC 4's Tunes for Tyrants with Suzy Klein. The first one looks at the music of Weimar Germany and Lenin-period Russia, with modern performances of the songs alongside archive footage.

There's a very dark moment when she and a German cabaret singer perform a late 1920s song taking the piss out of the Nazis but with lyrics that today are deeply discomforting, followed shortly after by a very sensitive discussion of the Horst-Wessel Lied.

On a lighter part of the show, the performance of Camille Saint-Saëns' Swan on piano and theremin is sublimely beautiful and worth catching in itself. Oh, and she destroys a piano with a sledgehammer at some point.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 17:46 
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Finished 'Back'. I enjoyed it more as a drama rather than as a laugh-a-minute comedy although there were some very funny moments in there. Andrew (Robert Webb) was brilliantly manipulative throughout. I felt the twist at the end fell a bit flat, however.


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It raised a smile every now and again but just wasn't funny enough. If it didn't have Mitchell and Webb in it we wouldn't even be talking about it, as the supporting cast were dreadful.


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I enjoyed it immensely.


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I enjoyed it immensely.

Quelle surprise, PraiseBot.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
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I have no idea if Netflix shows go in here or the US thread. Meh.

Anyway, Mindhunter: very good. If I told you it was a character drama exec-produced by David Fincher about the dawn of criminal profiling in the FBI in the 70s, you'd probably immediately be able to imagine what it's like. Refrshingly free of cliché so far (three episodes in), and with some great performances from the two male leads and a particularly mesmeric work from the actor playing the first serial killer interviewee we've seen so far.


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I have no idea if Netflix shows go in here or the US thread. Meh.

Anyway, Mindhunter: very good. If I told you it was a character drama exec-produced by David Fincher about the dawn of criminal profiling in the FBI in the 70s, you'd probably immediately be able to imagine what it's like. Refrshingly free of cliché so far (three episodes in), and with some great performances from the two male leads and a particularly mesmeric work from the actor playing the first serial killer interviewee we've seen so far.

Start a Netflix originals thread!

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
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Watched the first episode of 'Gunpowder'. Suitably mucky for the period and a rather gruesome demonstration of Stuart entertainment at the start. Some of the dialogue was a little clunky, however, and I really didn't think Mark Gatiss was particularly well cast as Sir Robert Cecil. I'll probably catch the next two parts nonetheless.

I then watched ten minutes of ITV2's 'Bromans' that I'd idly taped out of perverse curiosity before I found myself yearning to be thrown to the lions myself.


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Watched the first episode of 'Gunpowder'. Suitably mucky for the period and a rather gruesome demonstration of Stuart entertainment at the start. Some of the dialogue was a little clunky, however, and I really didn't think Mark Gatiss was particularly well cast as Sir Robert Cecil. I'll probably catch the next two parts nonetheless.



Yes. Crikey. Was not quite expecting that right off the gun but yeah. Episode itself was OK. And i am now sure I did see him in the pub.

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I wasn't aware of this until it had been on for weeks already so I'll mention it here in case anyone else is in a similar position: a new season of W1A is currently showing and will no doubt* be as hilarious as the preceding seasons and the olympic thing it started as.

*I say that because I'm stockpiling it and haven't actually started watching it myself as yet.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:21 
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That's one of those shows that sounds really up my street based on what I've heard but which I've yet to actually watch. Must make amends.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose UK TV thread
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That's one of those shows that sounds really up my street based on what I've heard but which I've yet to actually watch. Must make amends.


It's probably worth watching them in order (starting with 'Twenty Twelve' which is really the first series) if you can. Not because there are massively important plots to follow or anything but new characters do come in at times and I think it would be better appreciated if you see them from their point of introduction rather than as they stand now.


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Been watching 'The Fall' on Amazon these past few evenings. Enjoyed the first two seasons, once I got used to the slowish pace of it all and the terrible subtitling in season two. Got to the end of season two only to find that season three isn't included in Prime and has to be paid for separately. Gits.


You're missing nothing, third series was a waste of time.


Amazon added series three the other day, so I thought I'd give a go. You're not wrong so far.. bloody hell.

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Gotta say, s12 of Red Dwaft has actually been...pretty good. I’m surprised. I can’t stand the canned laughter but otherwise it’s been actually watchable and occasionally quite funny.


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XII is filmed with an audience.

I think Red Dwarf always has been.

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Didn't they switch to an audience for nuDwarf, and it was measurably worse for it?

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Oh, apparently not. Live audience for every episode.

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Even if it is I’m not convinced that the laughter track that plays over the top of it is from the same audience’s reactions. The actors don’t react to the laughter at all and lines are read out while “laughter” is still going on from a previous joke. Happy to be proven wrong if you know something I don’t.


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Even if it is I’m not convinced that the laughter track that plays over the top of it is from the same audience’s reactions. The actors don’t react to the laughter at all and lines are read out while “laughter” is still going on from a previous joke. Happy to be proven wrong if you know something I don’t.


According to Llewellyn there's always a live studio audience, but for some shots/scenes where they can't, they dub over a laugh track from separate audience reactions.

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Kern wrote:
That's one of those shows that sounds really up my street based on what I've heard but which I've yet to actually watch. Must make amends.


It's probably worth watching them in order (starting with 'Twenty Twelve' which is really the first series) if you can. Not because there are massively important plots to follow or anything but new characters do come in at times and I think it would be better appreciated if you see them from their point of introduction rather than as they stand now.


I began to think they were running out of plot, but I still enjoyed the last series. Anna Rampton’s meltdown was great, and it was nice to see that Will haplessly provided a solution to a problem that the other high flyers were struggling to cope with. Still very much worth watching.

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No studio audience for S7. The laugh track was recorded "live" after. The extended versions of S7 have no laugh track and it's proper eerie. I think those versions are on the DVDs


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