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Author:  DavPaz [ Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:31 ]
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Ooh, I dunno. Risky move employing a tall, muscular man to play a character described as... tall and muscular.

Was Tom Cruise not available?

Author:  KovacsC [ Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:34 ]
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Grim... wrote:
Virtually no-one will care, but THAD FUCKIN' CASTLE is going to play Jack Reacher in the upcoming TV series.


I am interested in a Jack Reacher TV show.. sounds good casting.

Author:  Curiosity [ Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:02 ]
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Grim... wrote:
Virtually no-one will care, but THAD FUCKIN' CASTLE is going to play Jack Reacher in the upcoming TV series.


Young Scully!

Author:  JBR [ Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:57 ]
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Grim... wrote:
Virtually no-one will care, but THAD FUCKIN' CASTLE is going to play Jack Reacher in the upcoming TV series.


I definitely care, but am disappointed because I thought they were FURTHER ALONG GODDAMMIT than this.

Author:  Grim... [ Tue Sep 08, 2020 16:50 ]
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If you haven't, get yourself a dose of good-old early 2000s sexism by watching Blue Mountain State, which is basically American Pie: The TV Show.

Author:  Findus Fop [ Tue Sep 08, 2020 17:12 ]
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Has anyone been watching Schitt'$ Creek? We're into the last series now and it's an absolute joy.

It took me the best part of the first season to take to the characters, but found I warmed to them quickly soon after. It's an exquisite balance of pretty abrasive humour and boundless warmth. Eugene Levy is endlessly loveable, and Catherine Keen plays her hair off as a brilliant monster Moira.

Highly recommend.

Author:  Bamba [ Tue Sep 08, 2020 18:56 ]
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Findus Fop wrote:
Has anyone been watching Schitt'$ Creek? We're into the last series now and it's an absolute joy.

It took me the best part of the first season to take to the characters, but found I warmed to them quickly soon after. It's an exquisite balance of pretty abrasive humour and boundless warmth. Eugene Levy is endlessly loveable, and Catherine Keen plays her hair off as a brilliant monster Moira.

Highly recommend.


We tried watching it last week but after two episodes I just couldn't bear any more of it. All the set up was there with the situation and characters but it forgot to actually be funny.

Author:  Findus Fop [ Tue Sep 08, 2020 21:30 ]
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Fair enough. It is worth persevering with in my opinion, kicking off in S2 prob wouldn't do any harm. Though it sounds like I may have found it a touch funnier from the off than you did.

Author:  MaliA [ Tue Sep 08, 2020 22:44 ]
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Yeah, started it on Saturday. Bloody love it.

Everyone is brilliant, especially Moira

Author:  Zardoz [ Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:52 ]
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2nd season of The Boys is off to a good start!

Author:  TheVision [ Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:57 ]
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Zardoz wrote:
2nd season of The Boys is off to a good start!


Yep, I love it. Best thing on TV at the moment.

Author:  krazywookie [ Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:48 ]
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MaliA wrote:
Yeah, started it on Saturday. Bloody love it.

Everyone is brilliant, especially Moira

Moira is good but David is my favid

Author:  Bamba [ Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:15 ]
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krazywookie wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Yeah, started it on Saturday. Bloody love it.

Everyone is brilliant, especially Moira

Moira is good but David is my favid


It was co-created by him and the actors who plays the father; who is his actual father IRL.

Author:  Cras [ Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:17 ]
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I gave it a go but I struggled. Both the kids I found entertaining but the parents just don't make me laugh. I don't think I've ever found Eugene Levy funny, which doesn't help.

Author:  MaliA [ Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:22 ]
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Cras wrote:
I gave it a go but I struggled. Both the kids I found entertaining but the parents just don't make me laugh. I don't think I've ever found Eugene Levy funny, which doesn't help.


I think they are all great.

Author:  Grim... [ Wed Sep 09, 2020 16:52 ]
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I did all of series one and it never got above "all right" for me.

Author:  Findus Fop [ Wed Sep 09, 2020 17:24 ]
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I found in later series they whittled away at the extraneous characters and made it more of a focus on the family, Stevie and the community as a foil and backdrop. Fair to say several more layers are found in the likes of Stevie and the family themselves.

Author:  MaliA [ Fri Sep 25, 2020 13:56 ]
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I am quite enjoying Ratched on Netflix at the moment. It is about an evil nurse. Has the lady from Sex and The City in it, too (the second hottest one).

Author:  Curiosity [ Fri Sep 25, 2020 20:48 ]
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MaliA wrote:
I am quite enjoying Ratched on Netflix at the moment. It is about an evil nurse. Has the lady from Sex and The City in it, too (the second hottest one).


I have enjoyed reading the reviews for it. Suffice to say, they are mostly of the “This is arguably the worst show ever to be commissioned” variety.

Author:  MaliA [ Fri Sep 25, 2020 20:50 ]
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Curiosity wrote:
MaliA wrote:
I am quite enjoying Ratched on Netflix at the moment. It is about an evil nurse. Has the lady from Sex and The City in it, too (the second hottest one).


I have enjoyed reading the reviews for it. Suffice to say, they are mostly of the “This is arguably the worst show ever to be commissioned” variety.


Variety is clearly wrong.

Author:  Goddess Jasmine [ Fri Sep 25, 2020 21:03 ]
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TheVision wrote:
Zardoz wrote:
2nd season of The Boys is off to a good start!


Yep, I love it. Best thing on TV at the moment.

What day do the episodes drop? I hadn't realised it wasn't a whole season.

Author:  Goddess Jasmine [ Fri Sep 25, 2020 21:04 ]
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MaliA wrote:
Curiosity wrote:
MaliA wrote:
I am quite enjoying Ratched on Netflix at the moment. It is about an evil nurse. Has the lady from Sex and The City in it, too (the second hottest one).


I have enjoyed reading the reviews for it. Suffice to say, they are mostly of the “This is arguably the worst show ever to be commissioned” variety.


Variety is clearly wrong.

The trailer looks good, I'm certainly going to give it a go.

Author:  Malc [ Fri Sep 25, 2020 22:11 ]
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Goddess Jasmine wrote:
TheVision wrote:
Zardoz wrote:
2nd season of The Boys is off to a good start!


Yep, I love it. Best thing on TV at the moment.

What day do the episodes drop? I hadn't realised it wasn't a whole season.

Friday's

Author:  Goddess Jasmine [ Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:47 ]
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Malc wrote:
Goddess Jasmine wrote:
TheVision wrote:
Zardoz wrote:
2nd season of The Boys is off to a good start!


Yep, I love it. Best thing on TV at the moment.

What day do the episodes drop? I hadn't realised it wasn't a whole season.

Friday's

Thanks Malc, just caught up. :)

Author:  Findus Fop [ Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:30 ]
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Controversial West Wing opinions from the writer of Giri/Haji, right here:

https://twitter.com/JoeBarton_/status/1 ... 6715584513



Author:  MaliA [ Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:40 ]
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I thought it was Fleetwood Town's manager and Sister Wendy fan.

Author:  MaliA [ Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:41 ]
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Finished Ratched and really enjoyed it. Really well done and stylised.

Author:  Cras [ Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:43 ]
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The problem with Mandy sadly is her voice.

Author:  markg [ Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:46 ]
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Finally got around to watching the final season of The Americans over the last week or two. So glad we did, what a send off. I think we'd got a bit bored of it at one point but such a good final season and the last episode in particular was amazing.

Author:  Hearthly [ Fri Oct 09, 2020 22:13 ]
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So Season 2 of THE BOYS was really disappointing, me and Mrs Hearthly both pegged it at around a 7/10. (I'd drop it down to a 6.5/10 myself.)

When it was firing on all cylinders it was still great, but by crikey the words 'patchy' and 'uneven' spring to mind.

Quite the shame after the magnificence of Season 1.

Author:  JBR [ Fri Oct 09, 2020 22:23 ]
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Hearthly wrote:
So Season 2 of THE BOYS was really disappointing, me and Mrs Hearthly both pegged it at around a 7/10. (I'd drop it down to a 6.5/10 myself.)

When it was firing on all cylinders it was still great, but by crikey the words 'patchy' and 'uneven' spring to mind.

Quite the shame after the magnificence of Season 1.

I've not finished it, but so far I agree completely - I admire the way they've taken the characters from the comics and done something different, but it is all over the place.

Author:  Dr Zoidberg [ Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:29 ]
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JBR wrote:
Hearthly wrote:
So Season 2 of THE BOYS was really disappointing, me and Mrs Hearthly both pegged it at around a 7/10. (I'd drop it down to a 6.5/10 myself.)

When it was firing on all cylinders it was still great, but by crikey the words 'patchy' and 'uneven' spring to mind.

Quite the shame after the magnificence of Season 1.

I've not finished it, but so far I agree completely - I admire the way they've taken the characters from the comics and done something different, but it is all over the place.


If you think that’s bad, have a look at the trailer for The Watch. It bears no resemblance to Discworld.

Author:  markg [ Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:32 ]
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JBR wrote:
but it is all over the place.

Like Karl Urban's accent. I really enjoyed it.

Author:  Zardoz [ Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:49 ]
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Yeah I can’t wait for each new episode. Fave thing on TV at the moment. I never read the comics so I’ve nothing to compare against.

Author:  Hearthly [ Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:30 ]
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I've never read the comics either, the problems with Season 2 have nothing to do with whether or not they're following the comics.

Off the top of my head:

Entirely redundant subplots that literally go nowhere and completely break the pacing.

Far too much focus on characters we're given no real reason to be invested in.

Forced conflict in key relationships to generate artificial tension for 'reasons'.

Not enough screen time for the strongest characters and stories.

They fucked the soundtrack. Billy Joel, that's what everyone wants to hear. All the time.

A key character from Season 1 isn't in Season 2, and it seriously hurts the entirety of Season 2.

Gratingly blatant political agenda that feels shoe-horned in and narrative cohesion be damned.

Stuff that worked well in Season 1 feels like a re-tread in Season 2 (profanity, shocking violence etc).

Absolutely feels like what it is, a mish-mash of writers and directors all doing their own thing.

I could go on.

Very, very disappointing after the absolute brilliance of Season 1.

Author:  Goddess Jasmine [ Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:41 ]
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I'm just enjoying it for the nonsense it is. A Saturday morning staple in this house. I'm not expecting another season though, even though they left it open.

Author:  TheVision [ Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:15 ]
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I thought the Boys was brilliant so there... Homelander is the best thing on TV.

Author:  Cras [ Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:34 ]
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Goddess Jasmine wrote:
I'm just enjoying it for the nonsense it is. A Saturday morning staple in this house. I'm not expecting another season though, even though they left it open.


It's already been renewed for S3 I think. And I loved this series!

Author:  MaliA [ Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:39 ]
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I really liked the whole series. Homelander is brilliantly malevolent.

Author:  markg [ Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:46 ]
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The guy who plays him is brilliant. Loved him in Banshee too, that was a great series.

Author:  Goddess Jasmine [ Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:13 ]
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Cras wrote:
Goddess Jasmine wrote:
I'm just enjoying it for the nonsense it is. A Saturday morning staple in this house. I'm not expecting another season though, even though they left it open.


It's already been renewed for S3 I think. And I loved this series!

Ooh, that's good to know!

Author:  Cras [ Sat Oct 10, 2020 13:17 ]
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markg wrote:
The guy who plays him is brilliant. Loved him in Banshee too, that was a great series.


Yeah Banshee was superb.

Author:  JBR [ Sat Oct 10, 2020 16:46 ]
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markg wrote:
JBR wrote:
but it is all over the place.

Like Karl Urban's accent. I really enjoyed it.

Ha! I liked his - he stuck with "British" more this time, I think, though in (I think) episode 6 he suddenly veers off into a broad antipodean shaaaark. But the american who played his aunt was proper "I am an American doing a Bri-ish accent, I am, cor blimey guvnor".

Author:  TheVision [ Sat Oct 10, 2020 16:56 ]
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JBR wrote:
Ha! I liked his - he stuck with "British" more this time, I think, though in (I think) episode 6 he suddenly veers off into a broad antipodean shaaaark. But the american who played his aunt was proper "I am an American doing a Bri-ish accent, I am, cor blimey guvnor".


Wrong.... She's Canadian. :DD

Author:  MaliA [ Sat Oct 10, 2020 17:40 ]
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TheVision wrote:
JBR wrote:
Ha! I liked his - he stuck with "British" more this time, I think, though in (I think) episode 6 he suddenly veers off into a broad antipodean shaaaark. But the american who played his aunt was proper "I am an American doing a Bri-ish accent, I am, cor blimey guvnor".


Wrong.... She's Canadian. :DD


She was also the lady in The Cube The Cube

Author:  Mr Chonks [ Sat Oct 10, 2020 19:10 ]
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MaliA wrote:
TheVision wrote:
JBR wrote:
Ha! I liked his - he stuck with "British" more this time, I think, though in (I think) episode 6 he suddenly veers off into a broad antipodean shaaaark. But the american who played his aunt was proper "I am an American doing a Bri-ish accent, I am, cor blimey guvnor".


Wrong.... She's Canadian. :DD


She was also the lady in The Cube The Cube

The Cube The Cube The Cube

Author:  JBR [ Sat Oct 10, 2020 21:07 ]
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TheVision wrote:
JBR wrote:
Ha! I liked his - he stuck with "British" more this time, I think, though in (I think) episode 6 he suddenly veers off into a broad antipodean shaaaark. But the american who played his aunt was proper "I am an American doing a Bri-ish accent, I am, cor blimey guvnor".


Wrong.... She's Canadian. :DD


Can I have half a point?

I even looked her up after the episode and still got it wrong. Must have got distracted by all the DC stuff (she's Barbara Gordon) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Gordon.

Author:  Zardoz [ Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:22 ]
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Watched the last Ep of The Boys season 2 and I loved it. Hope they do come through with season 3.

Author:  Goddess Jasmine [ Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:15 ]
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In the spirit of it being Halloween month, we have just started the TV series. 1st episode has nicely drawn me in. Just having a break to make more coffee. :)

Author:  Joans [ Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:06 ]
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Goddess Jasmine wrote:
In the spirit of it being Halloween month, we have just started the TV series. 1st episode has nicely drawn me in. Just having a break to make more coffee. :)


I think the key information missing here is that it's the Scream TV series we are watching. :p

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