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Old 04-20-2022, 09:20 PM   #7021 (permalink)
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My kids have commandeered the TV for the most part. The last show I was subjected to was Fireman Sam.

I've been on a documentary kick of late. The last series I watched was Trial 4 on Netflix.

AP Bio is a funny series. It feels like a spinoff of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which certainly isn't a bad thing.
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Old 04-21-2022, 02:45 AM   #7022 (permalink)
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Old 04-21-2022, 05:24 AM   #7023 (permalink)
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Oh btw jadis, I watched state of play. It was good and Kelly Macdonald and her accent are top tier. I think the last plot twist lacked a proper build-up so it seemed a bit unrealistic, but apart from that it's a well-constructed story. I always like watching journalism in action and especially the emotional entanglements between the characters were well done
You both have seen the original House of Cards, yes? The BBC one?
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Cracker is one of my favorites. Gritty, bleak and so so well executed. The pilot was directed by Michael Winterbottom, one of the great directors of the generation who (like Danny Boyle in Morse) got his start in crime dramas. The actors are some of the best in the business (stunning guest performances from Robert Carlyle and Adrian Dunbar in addition to the regulars), the writing is sharp, the protagonist/antagonist highly intelligent and demon-ridden. It’s perf.

I guess my problem with Coben is the Netflixy feel of the shows. As though it was produced by AI… he’s a Jersey guy and the shows are set in Britain and France, sans any local flavor. Whereas Morse could only be set in Oxford, Cracker is a deeply Mancunian affair etc. And the dialogue is not exactly worthy of Le Carré (my gold standard is TTSS with Alec Guinness)
Yeah this may be where we differ. I watched one episode of Morse and it didn't do it for me, at all. I watched Frost and was an instant fan. I found Cracker just drove me mad. Really wanted to like it, after all I had heard about it, but ended up hating it. Life's too short to try to get into TV that doesn't speak to you from episode one or at least two.
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Wasn’t crazy about the first season, I thought even Scully looked a bit bored…
FYI Kelly is also in a Black Mirror ep I just watched, season three episode called "Hated in the Nation". Just sayin'. Have you seen her in The Victim? A powerhouse performance, recommended.
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My kids have commandeered the TV for the most part. The last show I was subjected to was Fireman Sam.

I've been on a documentary kick of late. The last series I watched was Trial 4 on Netflix.

AP Bio is a funny series. It feels like a spinoff of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which certainly isn't a bad thing.
Just watched Mr. Men last night! MIS-TER BUMP! MIS-TER BUMP!
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You both have seen the original House of Cards, yes? The BBC one?
I haven't, I never watched that genre of series until jadis convinced me with the argument of Scottish accents
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Okay well if you like
a) political intrigue
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c) Machiavellian plots it's well worth watching. No Scottish accents I'm afraid, but highly recommended. The Kevin Spacey one is a poor American rip-off.
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You both have seen the original House of Cards, yes? The BBC one?
I'm a big fan of Ian Richardson (he's every bit as great as Guinness in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) but this one wasn't for me. A bit one-note, the note being "oh look at me I'm so evil"...
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Old 04-24-2022, 07:10 PM   #7028 (permalink)
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I've been watching the young adult book series turned TV series called 100, based on a post nuclear apocalypse. I'm really enjoying it and binging it during my time recovering from hospital.
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Just finished the first (of 3) segments of Jeen-yuhs on Netflix. It was interesting to see that he struggled a lot for the initial break and had to really fight for it. It's watchable because it's before he became a humongous asshole. He's just an awkward kid with braces, hopeful that he will make it but not all that sure about his rapping abilities. It's kind of endearing to see him get approval from established rappers of the era. I guess the next chapters will be much more uncomfortable as we see him evolve from this talented, motivated but awkward and insecure kid into the giant mess we all know him as today. :/

The narration is really annoying though, the intonation is like a kid rehearsing lines for a school play.
Finished. Sad ending. It's difficult watching people unravel on camera, even someone as obnoxious as him. I honestly had no idea about the severity of his mental illness.

That aside, I resented a little bit how the filmmaker kept trying to make this film about himself or to insert himself into the story. It was painfully obvious he was a hanger-on who was cut loose quite quickly. And of course, since he is also Christian, it annoyingly ends with some Christian platitudes.

Overall interesting viewing, even for those of us who are not particular fans of the music. Even I had to admit this guy is a multitalented genius.
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I was watching Atlanta Season 2 but kind of gave up around the barbershop episode. I'm just not connecting to the slacker comedy vibe. :/
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