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 Posted:   Jun 5, 2023 - 12:36 PM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

Straight after diplomat and Fubar, my new favourite binge watch this week is the black comedy Barry. Its kinda like a funnier sicker hitman version of Dexter.
Out of a tour of Afghanistan, a sniper turns hitman and then tries to run a parallel life by joining an acting class (run by Henry Fonz Winkler). Very funny, particularly the things going on in the background. 8 out of 10

 Posted:   Jun 5, 2023 - 2:35 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Thanks, I'll give that a go, & I see it has Arnie in it. I'm three episodes into The Diplomat & enjoying it.

 Posted:   Jun 6, 2023 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Five episodes into The Diplomat & I'm enjoying it. Two things: the British Prime Minister, who although is quite bonkers, is not bonkers enough to publicly slag-off the American President, & the British Foreign Secretary is far too smart, in reality he'd be just a politician relying on his civil servants, but you need a bit of melodrama. There's a neat little bit in episode four, just a couple of seconds of someone in the background in Westminster who's a Boris Johnson lookalike riding a bike just like he does, a nice little touch.

 Posted:   Jun 8, 2023 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Thanks, I'll give that a go, & I see it has Arnie in it. I'm three episodes into The Diplomat & enjoying it.

I tried Fubar, but gave up midway through the second episode.

 Posted:   Jun 8, 2023 - 3:19 PM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

Try Barry then. Its much better. Funnier anyway

 Posted:   Jun 27, 2023 - 9:55 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

Van der valk
Itv the new one, s3.
Really don't know why i am watching this. Episodes are way too long at 2 hours. The characters are predictable and unengaging, dialogue lazily written, plots are formulaic and the villain always seems to be the only periphery suspect who you see briefly after the murder for questioning and then not again till the big reveal. Its smugly, vomit-inducingly woke and while set in Holland, the actors all speak with mostly cockney or posh voices. Other than the limited exterior scenery there is zero dutch about this series. Very fucking odd.
5 out of 10

P.s and you remember that fantastic theme? Well, its so well disguised and hidden and ruined in the main title theme, sherlock Holmes himself couldn't find it.

 Posted:   Jun 29, 2023 - 8:46 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

The Witcher s3 netflix.

Its gone from adult series about a swordsman killing monsters and wandered badly into a silly series about mages/witches and the melodrama n hysteria is aimed at teenage girls.

Big wait for s3, but its lost its way.

 Posted:   Jun 29, 2023 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Try Barry then. Its much better. Funnier anyway

Yeah, it looks promising, but...I don't get Sky Atlantic frown

 Posted:   Jun 30, 2023 - 5:44 AM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)


 Posted:   Jul 31, 2023 - 2:38 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

I have no idea why, but we are currently romping through one of the silliest series I've ever seen!!
THE ARK (from Dean Devlin on Sci-Fi Channel) about a bunch of nit-wits aboard a spaceship, the last of mankind, heading for a more hospitable planet than the dying Earth.
Most of the senior crew die in the opening moments, after the ship takes a hit while everyone is in cryo, leaving a bunch of young recruits and newbs to steer the ship and set-down some kind of law/order/plan.
It's like a (semi) serious take on AVENUE 5. Or maybe HOLLYOAKS in Space!!
A lot of the characters are straight out of Scooby Doo...there's a Velma and Freddy...100%
But, we keep moving on to the next episode despite the hooting and derision while watching the current one.
More happens in one episode than most full series of your average Netflix drama.
The science is hilarious.
But it must be doing something right. We've only got 4 episodes left to watch.

 Posted:   Jul 31, 2023 - 11:13 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

3 seasons of The Great on Hulu, a very modern retelling Catherine The Great and her rise to power.

Elle Fanning is excellent ( always is ) and Nicholas Holt is sharp and funny, but the main gimmick - the series is set in 18th century Russia , however the characters act and talk like they're in a bad modern day sex farce - wears out its welcome. "Bawdy" is the term used in promotions, but the endless dependence on giggity sex scenes and vulgar dialogue isn't cute and daring , it comes off as cheap and lazy ( for me, and heaven knows i'm no prude ). The show can be hilarious and sweet at times, but aiming so low for the gratuitous laugh or wink from endless "p*ssy" references gets old really fast.

Finally finished S1 of Bosch:Legacy - very good.

The Girl from Plainville, again with Elle Fanning and again on Hulu - a dramatization of what happened leading to the suicide of Conrad Roy with his sociopath high-school girlfriend Michelle Carter texting him endless encouragement to take his life so she can reap the attention afterwards. Very good but grim and sad. Really strong performances from Fanning and Colton Ryan.

 Posted:   Jul 31, 2023 - 11:13 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

DP deleted

 Posted:   Aug 7, 2023 - 8:39 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Finished season 4 which is the last season of Jack Ryan. It was okay, but I thought previous seasons were better.

Finished season 2 of The Lincoln Lawyer. Very good series. I really like this series.

 Posted:   Aug 7, 2023 - 10:09 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

Lincoln lawyer on my list joanie.
Currently on Wu Assassins. Kung fung hokum but watchable.
Really liked season one of Yellowstone but gotta wait for s2 now. I can watch it now but its 14.99. So I can wait till uk tv shows s2

 Posted:   Aug 17, 2023 - 9:06 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Only Murders In The Building - The first four episodes, I really enjoyed it. The problem is that I don't have Disney+ I saw it at my sisters, she doesn't either, she was using her sons password. The thing is, I know it now, so I suppose I could watch it, although I'll probably ask my nephew first. I really should, shouldn't I.

 Posted:   Aug 17, 2023 - 10:02 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)


 Posted:   Aug 23, 2023 - 5:01 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

I'm currently about to STOP watching FROM, the paranormal/sci-fi series that is fast disappearing down the rabbit hole (aka its own @rse).
I'm getting serious LOST vibes while watching series 2 and I swore when that happens, it's time to turn things off (at least with LOST, I liked (some of) the characters and loved the music. This has only got a spooky night-time vibe going for it).
When Michael (from LOST) climbed up the bottom of a well, after entering a tree, and saw a fella from THE LIFE OF BRIAN chained to a wall, who had inexplicably - and impossibly - thrown him a rope to help him up, and a music box appeared, that started playing, and LIFE OF BRIAN said 'they come when the music stops' get my drift.
Time to shut that bollox down.

 Posted:   Aug 23, 2023 - 5:09 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

I'm on my fourth attempt at watching the classic anime series Nadia: Secret of Blue Water. Not because its bad, I quite like it but because its a 39 episode series and I'm to lazy to put multiple DVDs/Blu Rays in my player and also remember where I left off. Ive watched the first eight episodes three times over. Now that Ive purchased the digital copy (finally in Japanese with English subtitles) off of iTunes I can easily watch the series one episode at a time on my streaming device.

 Posted:   Aug 23, 2023 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

In readiness of s3, Im rewatching Warrior s1 n s2 on Sky, kung fu in horsedrawn San Francisco, tongs at war with irish immigrants and cops. Enough skullduggery n double cross and wot kung fu dat action to raise it above the norm.

 Posted:   Oct 2, 2023 - 1:15 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Babylon Berlin Season 4

Wow, off to a good start. (Watched the first 4 episodes.) Just a all around one of the all time great television series.

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