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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2023 21:45 
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Reacher season 2 is out on Prime. First 3 episodes are up. I am enjoying it more than the first.

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I'm thinking that last sentence is missing the word "even", Shirley? Look forward to getting into it.


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It's early days yet, it might improve, but the chemistry between the main characters so far isn't quite as strong as the chemistry between the main players in the first series.

Seems like a pretty good adaptation of the book so far though.


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I'm thinking that last sentence is missing the word "even", Shirley? Look forward to getting into it.


Yes. It is missing an even.

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I do like Reacher, but if all he ever travels with are the clothes he's wearing and a toothbrush in his pocket, does that mean he never changes his undies? cos YUCK

Or, do they get rinsed in the sink/river/bucket somewhere each day? Does he buy a new pair frequently, even though he doesn't seem to have much cash?

Totally immersion breaking and unrealistic. All the plot armour and kickassery, getting away with leaving a trail of destruction, and the leaps of logic/deduction to solve the problem are fine though, it's just the undies thing.

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He buys new ones and throws the old ones away (same as all his clothes).

Note that he also carries his passport, and (for the last ten or so books) a mobile phone.

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How is he managing to spend four hours a day in a gym?


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Must take him a lot of time finding a new roid contact everywhere he goes too!


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Hard to find gyms without onerous lock in periods or cancellation fees, too.


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He digs swimming pools.

Don't try and find holes in the Reacher story, there are none.

NONE

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Grim... wrote:
He digs swimming pools.

Don't try and find holes in the Reacher story, there are none.

NONE


I am with Grim here. Leave the plot alone.

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He digs swimming pools.

Don't try and find holes in the Reacher story, there are none.

NONE


I didn't know that.

Does he do them by hand or hire excavators?


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Lovely if slightly teary ending to Ghosts last night.

It's a series I came late to but like so many others was captivated by its charm and good-naturedness.


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Yeah a lovely show, wrapped up nicely.

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Reacher digs the pools by hand.

I didn't like Ghosts.

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Reacher digs the pools by hand.

He could probably borrow a spade


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His hands are canonically the size of turkeys!

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His hands are canonically the size of turkeys!

Damn Americans will use anything for measuring *except* the metric system!


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We stayed up late with Bean tonight and watched the new Gladiators (not that it was on late, we just didn’t spot it on iPlayer until 9pm). It was great. There’s a good mix of old classic games and some really good new ones. Bradley Walsh is a bit cheesy, but inoffensive, and presents with his son. Good sale ton of new gladiators. One of them, Giant, is just some kind of superhuman looking being. Bean loved it. He’s 8, and honestly it’s the perfect time to introduce him. Mark Clattenburg is the ref, too. Really great.

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Yep, we watched it while eating, and it’s perfect Saturday light entertainment. The contestants and gladiators were all having so much fun.


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I watched it too! Was in need of something easy so tuned in out of curiosity.

I was really impressed by it - just the right amount of camp and competitiveness. Already decided on my favourites :)

I'd quite forgotten how evil the Travelator is - probably one of the simplest and greatest ideas for a final obstacle ever designed.


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Was in need of something easy.

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Finished S2 of Reacher. It wasn't anywhere near as good as the first season. Just didn't have the same sense of fun. The lack of humour and the continual straight up executions combined to make it all feel a bit off.


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Finished S2 of Reacher. It wasn't anywhere near as good as the first season. Just didn't have the same sense of fun. The lack of humour and the continual straight up executions combined to make it all feel a bit off.

It wasn't really there for me, either. So much expositional dialogue that I could feel brain cells dying.


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Horizon: Now the chips are down. “First transmitted in 1978, Horizon examines the rise of the microprocessor and asks if automation presents a problem for the future of British industry.”

Back in 1980, when I was a trainer with the Manpower Services Commission, we used to show this to staff to give them an idea about how new tech was evolving. Some of the predictions proved to be inaccurate, e.g. the volume of unemployment caused by automation, but then they hadn’t predicted the advent of AI, so maybe they’ll turn out to be right after all.


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JBR wrote:
markg wrote:
Finished S2 of Reacher. It wasn't anywhere near as good as the first season. Just didn't have the same sense of fun. The lack of humour and the continual straight up executions combined to make it all feel a bit off.

It wasn't really there for me, either. So much expositional dialogue that I could feel brain cells dying.

I made it through. But yeah, not as good as S1. It felt almost entirely expositional, like it was all about Reacher’s backstory with a perfunctory action narrative about stolen missiles thrown in, so Reacher could do some Reacher stuff.
And he looks laughably muscle bound in this series

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Damn your eyes. The bbc show ghosts is fantastic. The right level of funny and sad.
What a good ending. Made my eyes water.

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Damn your eyes. The bbc show ghosts is fantastic. The right level of funny and sad.
What a good ending. Made my eyes water.


I’ve got that to watch tonight.
Just like Derry Girls it manages to have some incredibly meaningful and profound moments that come from nowhere.

Might try the US version after, with expectations suitably adjusted.


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Damn your eyes. The bbc show ghosts is fantastic. The right level of funny and sad.
What a good ending. Made my eyes water.

I didn't like it :shrug:

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KovacsC wrote:
Damn your eyes. The bbc show ghosts is fantastic. The right level of funny and sad.
What a good ending. Made my eyes water.

I didn't like it :shrug:


I was a little underwhelmed. It was fine but not a superb ending.


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Damn your eyes. The bbc show ghosts is fantastic. The right level of funny and sad.
What a good ending. Made my eyes water.

I didn't like it :shrug:


I was a little underwhelmed. It was fine but not a superb ending.


I enjoyed the very very end, but there was too much focus on the mother in law, a hitherto non-existent character, and not enough on the main characters, especially the ghosts.


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The only episode of Ghosts I've seen is the last one, which someone else wanted to watch over Christmas.

Weirdly the only episode of Supernatural I've seen is the very last one.


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Damn your eyes. The bbc show ghosts is fantastic. The right level of funny and sad.
What a good ending. Made my eyes water.

I didn't like it :shrug:


I was a little underwhelmed. It was fine but not a superb ending.


I enjoyed the very very end, but there was too much focus on the mother in law, a hitherto non-existent character, and not enough on the main characters, especially the ghosts.


Yep it was an odd choice to spend half the episode focussed on an annoying new character.
I realise that’s why the ghosts decided to say what they did, but…


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markg wrote:
Finished S2 of Reacher. It wasn't anywhere near as good as the first season. Just didn't have the same sense of fun. The lack of humour and the continual straight up executions combined to make it all feel a bit off.


I have given up on it. Just not grabbing me.

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No sense of place.

Unmemorable enemy/ies

Forced reacher team bonhomie

Bollocks plot.

A shame, but I feel like they will learn lessons for the next one.


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The best bit in the entire series, was when one of Robert Patrick's goons said something about them checking in to a hotel under assumed names:

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One of them was checked in as Joe Smith*, and the other one as Sarah Conner.

Robert Patrick then explained that Joe Smith* was a pitcher for the San Francisco Purple Pants**

Goon asked who Sarah Conner was, and Robert Patrick said something like : "How the fuck should I know!"

I actually laughed out loud and exclaimed at the TV!





* The baseballer was not called this

** The team he played for was not called this

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Findus Fop wrote:
No sense of place.

Unmemorable enemy/ies

Forced reacher team bonhomie

Bollocks plot.

A shame, but I feel like they will learn lessons for the next one.

The first one was sort of verging on that kind of territory I suppose but this felt a bit like a massive MAGA wank fantasy.


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The Way on the Beeb.

Contains some strong language, some sexual content and upsetting scenes.

Meet the Driscolls, a broken family from Port Talbot. Steelworker Geoff, separated from his wife Dee, is confronted by someone from his past. Their daughter, Thea (a police sergeant), is pushed to the limit as her brother Owen battles the world around him. A shocking event spreads panic, and a heated meeting prompts a strike.

Fearing the unrest will spread into England, a lockdown is enforced, causing further anger, ending in a protest march, and ultimately, a violent battle on Station Road


Mrs. W and I watched Ep1 “The War” last night. What a mess of a plot and a production. (Michael Sheen's directing debut ruins a good idea with cliché and stereotype - The Standard.)

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The “shocking event,” if I got this right, was the extinguishing of the ‘pilot light’ at the steelworks (although more shocking to us was the suicide on the street of a steelworker whose son had been killed at the works previously). My own interpretation of what follows is that the steelworkers’ union rep mistakenly takes this as a sign that the Chinese owners are about to close down the steelworks, he goes full-on “let’s call for a general strike" mode, and everything goes tits-up as a result, with a government enforced nationwide Welsh lockdown and heavy handed detainment of protestors by a private and heavily armed security company.


Adam Curtis had a hand in this production and you can see it in the the choppy editing and hear it in the 60’s style sinister synthesiser score.

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'The Space Shuttle That Fell to Earth.' Three part documentary on the BBC.

2003 - millions watch live as Columbia breaks up in the sky over Texas, killing all on board. NASA, loved ones and investigators share how an incredible journey ended in tragedy.

Damning examination of NASA’s siloed communications, a hierarchy that prevented engineers and other staff from warning senior managers of the risks of shuttle failure on re-entry, and attitude of:

‘We’ve always had bits of foam falling off the main fuel booster and hitting the shuttle during launch and it’s never caused a problem before.’

‘Let’s not waste time, money or resources to have a look at the left wing to see if there’s any damage.’

‘A chunk of foam couldn’t possibly cause damage to the double reinforced carbon fibre wing leading edge.’

“We’ll tell the crew shortly before re-entry that there’s been superficial damage, but we’re assured that there are no safety risks.’

All topped off by the looks of disbelief in mission-control as comms were lost and sensors started going off-line during re-entry.


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