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 Posted:   Apr 12, 2023 - 1:36 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

I saw Magpie Murders over Easter, I thought it was just great. A six part whodunit from the book by Anthony Horowitz (who also wrote the screenplay), it's two timelines, one in the past (that is a fiction from a book) & one in the present, & the same actors play different parts in each timeline, it sounds complex, but it isn't, & it's so stylishly filmed (& for a change the ending doesn't disappoint). It's on BBC iPlayer, I'm not sure what channel it's on in the States, but it's well worth catching.

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2023 - 2:21 PM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

The Sinner with Bill Pullman.
S1 to s4.
Pullman is little irritating, his character takes forever to answer any question and the plot of s3 has been a little silly at times but just about i kept watching.

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2023 - 2:35 PM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Currently watching OUTER RANGE.
Gorgeously photographed and superbly acted TV series starring Josh Brolin, Will Patton, Lili Taylor. I'm always hesitant to watch a new story based TV show, as it’s hard to know upfront if the makers know and have planned on how to end it. I'm 4 episodes (of 8) in and so far it's very interesting.

Premise: Wyoming Rancher Royal Abbott discovers one day a mysterious hole on his land, that appears to be a time portal of sorts. When one of his sons accidentally (in a fight) kills the son of a scheming neighbor, he lets the dead body disappear in the hole, with unforeseen consequences.

It's a beautifully crafted show, lots of care obviously went into it, before and behind the camera. Amazon shows it in UHD/4K, and it looks first rate. The first 4 episodes were quite engaging, the next 4 episodes will probably show if it was worth starting.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2023 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Pullman is little irritating, his character takes forever to answer any question and the plot of s3 was a little silly at times but kept me watching.

I agree. I liked the series, but Pullman's highly mannered acting grated on my nerves.

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2023 - 10:55 PM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

Glad it wasnt just me joanie!

Omg Sinner series 3??? Coulda been 3 episodes and they dragged out this scenario of keeping endless tabs on a bloke who was guilty of 2 murders to 8 episodes. And plot got nonsensical and ludicrous and contrived n silly.
Worst of the 4 series.

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2023 - 12:09 PM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

Currently watching OUTER RANGE.
Gorgeously photographed and superbly acted TV series starring Josh Brolin, Will Patton, Lili Taylor. I'm always hesitant to watch a new story based TV show, as it’s hard to know upfront if the makers know and have planned on how to end it. I'm 4 episodes (of 8) in and so far it's very interesting.

Premise: Wyoming Rancher Royal Abbott discovers one day a mysterious hole on his land, that appears to be a time portal of sorts. When one of his sons accidentally (in a fight) kills the son of a scheming neighbor, he lets the dead body disappear in the hole, with unforeseen consequences.

It's a beautifully crafted show, lots of care obviously went into it, before and behind the camera. Amazon shows it in UHD/4K, and it looks first rate. The first 4 episodes were quite engaging, the next 4 episodes will probably show if it was worth starting.


Thoroughly enjoyed this show. Hopefully they will have a season 2!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2023 - 1:34 PM   
 By:   Nightingale   (Member)

Just watched the movie Jungle (2017) based on a true story of survival in the jungles of South America. Refreshing in it's realism, which is rare in movies today.

 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2023 - 11:49 PM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

Saw the latest Peter o'Toole documentary on sky.

Was very good. Impressive knowledgeable talking heads Hopkins, Blessed, sian phillips, jacobi, brannagh.



"...When war started i was 6 and evacuated to Gainsborough, on farms and things. i went back to Leeds when i was 12 and i went to school, for my first time really, for 2 years, and i left, joyfully, whistling. Because i really couldn't bear school. They couldnt teach me anything i wanted to know. Ive got the kind of mind that rejects anything that i dont want to know." - Peter O'Toole

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2023 - 4:56 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

Thought Perry Mason s2 was superb.

Blocco 181 also good, about italian and el Salvador drug gangs.

Still getting thru 3 seasons of Deadwind, Scandinavian cop series. Decent.

I was a late starter with Happy Valley - Sarah Lancashire very good as leading cop. S1 has been about kidnap - and i detest kidnap films with a passion. Always tedious n slow....standoffs, waiting games, drop-offs, invariably the victim bonds with the nicest kidnapper...argh, so fkn boring and predictable! But this has just about been tolerable.

Im trying Sky atlantic's latest big plug, the Swarm, where sealife starts going potty for apparently no reason, - so its Hitchcock's the Birds Goes to Sea. Or a Fish Version of The Last of Us. Jury's out.

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2023 - 7:07 PM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

The Ark. A SyFy show about young human survivors finding a new planet to rebuild society, starting with their command crew being decimated by a mysterious attack. It's overall okay with the actors playing their limited roles nicely, and thankfully it soon turns from a calamity-of-the-week plotline to something a bit more intriguing, though the main villain is as mustache-twirly as it gets. I'll watch a second season, though I'd be heavily surprised if it gets approved.

 
 
 Posted:   May 22, 2023 - 6:49 PM   
 By:   pete   (Member)

Supernatural season 13. I'm really enjoying it. I lost track of the show for a while, and then a couple of months ago, I decided to explore the rest. I picked up from season 11, which I'm pretty sure was the point at which I lost track.

Sam Winchester -wow - or rather the actor.. Jared Padalecki. The intro to each episode offers a few flashbacks/recaps to previous episodes, sometimes from episodes from the early seasons, and gosh he looked different. I guess 13 years does that to people! One I finish season 15 - the last season, I might go back and check out the very first episode.

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2023 - 6:04 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Currently watching OUTER RANGE.
Gorgeously photographed and superbly acted TV series starring Josh Brolin, Will Patton, Lili Taylor. I'm always hesitant to watch a new story based TV show, as it’s hard to know upfront if the makers know and have planned on how to end it. I'm 4 episodes (of 8) in and so far it's very interesting.

Premise: Wyoming Rancher Royal Abbott discovers one day a mysterious hole on his land, that appears to be a time portal of sorts. When one of his sons accidentally (in a fight) kills the son of a scheming neighbor, he lets the dead body disappear in the hole, with unforeseen consequences.

It's a beautifully crafted show, lots of care obviously went into it, before and behind the camera. Amazon shows it in UHD/4K, and it looks first rate. The first 4 episodes were quite engaging, the next 4 episodes will probably show if it was worth starting.


Unfortunately, and that is why I don't watch a lot of TV series, the series just fizzles out instead of ending with a bang; apparently, there is going to be a season 2, but for all the effort that went into season 1, the story isn't going anywhere and the mix of science fiction and modern day western feels contrived. So I doubt I will tune in for season 2. Too bad, would have liked to like this more than I did in the end. Great actors, especially Josh Brolin, Lili Taylor and Will Patton, but the makers seem to be unclear about the kind of story they want to tell, so there is never any real urgency to the proceedings.

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2023 - 6:24 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

"Im trying Sky atlantic's latest big plug, the Swarm, where sealife starts going potty for apparently no reason, - so its Hitchcock's the Birds Goes to Sea. Or a Fish Version of The Last of Us. Jury's out"
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We've watched the first 3 episodes of this too, Bill.
Feels like an Emmerich gig...the start of his films (DAY AFTER TOMORROW etc) where we hop from country to country to witness a new 'strange happening' involving sea life.
It's quite slow with lots of nerdy/boffin science types in labs and reading monitors, while sh!t goes down.
The characters aren't great shakes either.
Apparently this is German TV's most expensive production.
Odd title too. I'd never connect swarms with marine life, and who wants association with possibly the worst film ever made!!
I'm sticking with it but it's nothing to write home about so far.

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2023 - 7:00 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

To be honest kev it promised more than it delivered. And ended up a bit Abyss-like.

During the boat journey last few episodes i got a bit tired of when they wanted characters to bond, they have 1 on deck alone staring wistfully out to sea and another character comes to chat to them. Over n over. All a bit lazy. See if you can count the "on-deck chats" kev

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2023 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

My dad trimmin' his bush!

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2023 - 8:46 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

Cannot recommend enough netflix The Diplomat. Really excellent. Joan hue steered us toward it and its great.

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2023 - 10:58 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Thanks Bill. All my local friends and I have been debating the ending. Thank goodness for season 2 that is being filmed.

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2023 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

Ive always liked Succession. Critics in uk bigging it up, and truthfully, when Brian Cox as Daddy Roy was in it, it was required tv. But Roy's kids, and several of the supporting characters, are as irritating and scummy as you can get. And so with Cox missing for most of the last series, omg...it was tortuous!!. I couldnt wait for it to end. I think the scriptwriters probably felt like that too. What started as clever, quirky dialogue with amusing phrasing finished up as irritating, tedious meanders which took 5 minutes to make any point. 3 episodes in to final series i was rooting for a private plane crash over some mountains with remaining cast lost.
First 2 series 8 out of 10.
Final series 5 out of 10. frown

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2023 - 11:10 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

Thanks Bill. All my local friends and I have been debating the ending. Thank goodness for season 2 that is being filmed.

Pretty obvious i think joan. Theyre grabbed because news of the bomb has injured or killed a certain person (RS).

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2023 - 2:20 PM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

Fubar on netflix with Arnie is amusing.
Is like the guy from True Lies grandad is an operative with his daughter ! Lol

 
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