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In other news, we've all seen the trailer for Good Omens, right?

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The Haunting of Hill House is superb.

Probably the best horror TV I've seen. Some brilliant camerawork / editing / effects in there. It's not perfect but I highly recommend it.


15 minutes in and I am Very Not Unscared.

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I've sort of gone off horror, nothing seems to gets to me at all. And I'm really jaded with things that set up jump scares far too obviously and to be fair there was a bit of that in this. But
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fucking hell that ending! Proper spine tingling.
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New Big Bang Theory has started on E4.

It's utterly awful.


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New Big Bang Theory has started on E4.

It's utterly awful.


I watched that at a point I was so depressed that I needed to lie in bed and watch something that went on for ages and required no real thought. That's literally the best thing I can say about it. Christ, why is it still a thing?


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I've sort of gone off horror, nothing seems to gets to me at all. And I'm really jaded with things that set up jump scares far too obviously and to be fair there was a bit of that in this. But
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fucking hell that ending! Proper spine tingling.
Bravo.


I liked the everything about the first 9 episodes. The last one...
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was okay until the last third or so. The ending was too soft and the whole thing with that Annabel kid really took me out of it, and the end scene was awful. It should've stopped just with the family running out of the house.

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The camera work in the funeral parlour was superb, keep thinking back to that. Shout out to the audio too actually, the scenes with the banging walls/doors etc grabbed my attention to say the least :D

Yeah it's defo the best Ghost story that's been made for TV by miles.

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In case it's of interest to anyone, Amazon Prime seem to be adding more sets of US shows. There's Prison Break, New Girl, Glee, White Collar, Angel and Burn Notice that I've heard of

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Nooooo. Finished season 3 of Animal Kingdom last night.

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it's still not bloody finished. I was certain this was the last series, it's been seriously diminishing returns since the end of S1. But I'm too far in to not see how it all finishes. Hope it all concludes in S4.


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In case it's of interest to anyone, Amazon Prime seem to be adding more sets of US shows. There's Prison Break, New Girl, Glee, White Collar, Angel and Burn Notice that I've heard of


Buffy too now.

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devilman wrote:
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In case it's of interest to anyone, Amazon Prime seem to be adding more sets of US shows. There's Prison Break, New Girl, Glee, White Collar, Angel and Burn Notice that I've heard of


Buffy too now.


Ooh. Only ever caught the odd episode. May give this a whirl.

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From the series' title to each episode's teaser text, this is some of the most brilliantly tone-deaf copy I've read in years.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Serial-Killers/dp/B07JJ8KDG5/ref=sr_1_2?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1541424138&sr=1-2&keywords=world%27s+greatest+crimes


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They come out of nowhere - and when they occur, innocent people always die. Investigators must react in a flash and make difficult decisions. Every killing spree is a race against time.


I don't think I'm going to sleep tonight! This is brilliant!


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What's the name of that one voiceover guy? You know the one, he seems to do every single trashy true crime thing that's on those channels in the desperate depths of the EPG. I can't hear those in any voice but his.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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What's the name of that one voiceover guy? You know the one, he seems to do every single trashy true crime thing that's on those channels in the desperate depths of the EPG. I can't hear those in any voice but his.


You know what, I wouldn't surprised if the ep teaser copy is actually directly taken from the opening VO, from a man who sounds exactly like that.

I am investigating FOR SCIENCE.


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Nope, the intro is different copy, and the VO is a surprisingly restrained old English gentleman.


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Riverdale does Breakfast Club!
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Riverdale does Breakfast Club!
Amazing scenes.


It was great.

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Riverdale does Breakfast Club!
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It was great.


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I've finished watching Man in the High Castle Season 3 and I thought it was brilliant! I'd be lying if I said I understood it all, but nevertheless, it was great!

I can't wait for season 4.


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I've finished watching Man in the High Castle Season 3 and I thought it was brilliant! I'd be lying if I said I understood it all, but nevertheless, it was great!

I can't wait for season 4.


I started watching S3 this week. One episode in and I feel like I've missed an enormous reveal with

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these references to multiple world's and Juliana's sister


Don't know if I zoned out at the end of S2.

Anyway, I enjoyed the first episode in spite of not having a clue what's going on. Hopefully my brain will piece things together.


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Yeah it....

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Latest episode of The Good Place was brilliant.

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1 - Janet is amazing

2 - Fucking called it.

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What your Christmas needs is a statistical analysis of 'Frasier'


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Ash vs Evil Dead S1 is now on Netflix. We watched the first episode tonight and it was embarrassingly bad. How has this got 98% on Rotten Tomatoes? It must get so much better. I’m not sure I can watch another though.

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Ash vs Evil Dead S1 is now on Netflix. We watched the first episode tonight and it was embarrassingly bad. How has this got 98% on Rotten Tomatoes? It must get so much better. I’m not sure I can watch another though.

At least Sat won't be as busy if you keep this up.

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It was like they took Evil Dead and spliced it with the humour of American Pie—it was borderline unwatchable. Does it get better?

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No, because it starts off great, fool.

Crikey, it’s really not to our taste then. It’s a shame, I loved the Evil Dead films. I felt my skin crawling off my body watching this, and not in a creepy way because of the horror, because of the awful frat boy humour.

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BBC4 have picked up Ken Burns' Vietnam, starting Monday at 21:00. Other than his famous Civil War doc (that I find hasn't aged well), I really enjoyed his one on prohibition and probably ought to get round to seeing his one on the West.


Watched the first two episodes this evening. It's very well done and I've learnt loads about the conflict already. It's also very uncompromising in its use of footage and photographs. Highly recommended.

The TL;DW is:
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blame the French.

We’ve been binge-watching this over Christmas (it’s on Netflix now) and are a bit over halfway. It is indeed excellent. I had no idea how little I knew about Vietnam. Good God almighty, the US did just about every single fucking thing exactly wrong.

Also the footage and photographs are indeed absolutely brutal enough to satisfy even the most deranged censorship-is-evil Hearthly-a-like. This is a stark picture of the horrors of modern war.


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I had no idea how little I knew about Vietnam. Good God almighty, the US did just about every single fucking thing exactly wrong.


Aye. I realised that what little I knew came from the films, and they completley ignored the Vietnamese side and experience.

For me the scariest part was LBJ knowing it was a disaster but feeling powerless to do anything about it.

Probably should re-watch it.


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even the most deranged censorship-is-evil Hearthly-a-like.


Why are you using the word 'deranged' (i.e. 'mad or insane') in relation to me not liking censorship?

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You famously have something of an obsession with censorship in film.

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I don't think the use of the word 'deranged' is justified though, I've explained my issues with censorship on many occasions.

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Anyway I have added that to my Netflix watchlist, statistics show that things added to my watchlist have around a 25% chance of ever actually being watched.

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I don't think the use of the word 'deranged' is justified though, I've explained my issues with censorship on many occasions.

Yes, your explanations sound deranged.


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In case it's of interest, All seven seasons of The Mentalist have been added to Amazon Prime. I never watched it when it was on TV, so it's something new for me to binge my way through. Hopefully the smugness of the main character won't get on my nerves too much.

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In case it's of interest, All seven seasons of The Mentalist have been added to Amazon Prime. I never watched it when it was on TV, so it's something new for me to binge my way through. Hopefully the smugness of the main character won't get on my nerves too much.

It starts really well and stays good for multiple seasons, but really tails off after... a certain thing happens in the penultimate season.

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In case it's of interest, All seven seasons of The Mentalist have been added to Amazon Prime. I never watched it when it was on TV, so it's something new for me to binge my way through. Hopefully the smugness of the main character won't get on my nerves too much.

It starts really well and stays good for multiple seasons, but really tails off after... a certain thing happens in the penultimate season.

Y'know, same old story


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That's never going to happen in Riverdale.

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If I had to pick a TV show where that is almost certain to happen, it's Riverdale.

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Been re-watching Breaking Bad lately. Anyway we got to s4 e3 "Open House" and it had the music from Vikings in it! Probably everyone else already knew it was an actual song and not just the theme for Vikings but it surprised me.


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Been re-watching Breaking Bad lately. Anyway we got to s4 e3 "Open House" and it had the music from Vikings in it! Probably everyone else already knew it was an actual song and not just the theme for Vikings but it surprised me.


It surprised me too when we watched Breaking Bad again. It's a good song... Probably the best thing about Vikings now.


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