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On 31/05/2020 at 23:46, tinfoilhat said:

In other news, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is on C4 from the beginning. If you haven't watched it, watch it.

E4 have it on weekday evenings at 11pm (the Beeb originally showed it at 6 in the evening)

Used to be very popular, seems a bit odd to put it on so late, perhaps they consider the target audience are now in their 30's?

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19 hours ago, tinfoilhat said:

 

 

Killing Eve. Also finished that. Jody Comer is the stand out again but the rest of the cast were also great, particularly Fiona Shaw. Huge thumbs up to the costume department, kick in the shins for the sound editor - although a bit of an improvement on the last series.

'Killing Eve' & 'Upload'

 

Totally agree - Killing Eve, what was with the sound? forever having to turn the volume up or down or me and Her That Should Be Obeyed looking at each other and asking "what did they say?"

Dasha was my fav character (Harriet Walter) for some reason - well acted craggy, hard as nailz, psychopath - loved it.

 

'Upload', 

10 part thing that was HTSBO's idea we watch.

I wasn't too sure about it at first. 

An alternative to facing the vagueries of relying on 'an after life' in the year 2033 there's no need to worry you can be "Uploaded" into a 'Virtual Afterlife'.

Even knowing it was going to be a comedy the thought of it was a little Deep for me, BUT - It works, & I ended up enjoying the thing.

The characters are Annoying or likeable with great acting throughout.

Strange Science fiction piece of nonsense that works well. 

2nd series in the pipeline but this one ended well leaving you wanting more.

Fully Recommend. 

 

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On 31/05/2020 at 17:28, tinfoilhat said:

It is the best show I've ever watched - and I wasn't that keen on the first few episodes. 2 and 3 are the best, 4 wanders a bit but a satisfying ending. 

I'm going to agree in that with you. 

 

Wrapped up season 4 and it was not the best of the lot, but still satisfying.

 

Just think they tried to squeeze too much in to end the series *spoiler alert* with neo nazis, a serial killer, the ongoing saga with Kai Proctor and the search for Job (the hacker).

 

Anyway it leaves with a  closure for eveyone, which I liked.

 

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4 hours ago, Mr Fisk said:

I'm going to agree in that with you. 

 

Wrapped up season 4 and it was not the best of the lot, but still satisfying.

 

Just think they tried to squeeze too much in to end the series *spoiler alert* with neo nazis, a serial killer, the ongoing saga with Kai Proctor and the search for Job (the hacker).

 

Anyway it leaves with a  closure for eveyone, which I liked.

 

It's difficult to pin down why, Peaky Blinders for example does many things better, sex, loads of violence, excellent soundtrack - all with a bigger production budget.

 

But Banshee is just better. I'm giving it another go tonight... 

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The 2nd series of 'Dead To Me' was marvellous. Did it in three sittings. I know I said at the end of the first series they shouldn't make another - but I was wrong.  This one was just as intense. Nail-bitingly cringey and VERY amusing in parts. 

Christina Applegate's character was written as even more waspish and hard than last series, but a serious streak of vulnerability was introduced at just the right point in the storyline.  

Linda Cardellini's lesbian thread played out convincingly. They fooled me. I reckoned everyone viewing could see what was galloping over the hills except her. Wrong!

Standard of writing was even better than the first series. More inventive. 

So....this time.....don't stop it here. Where to after the...…… No, spoilers....😀.  

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On 02/06/2020 at 13:14, tinfoilhat said:

Finished series 3 of Westworld. A much more linear plotline and all the better for it. Thandie Newton and Evan Rachel Wood both superb. 

 

Killing Eve. Also finished that. Jody Comer is the stand out again but the rest of the cast were also great, particularly Fiona Shaw. Huge thumbs up to the costume department, kick in the shins for the sound editor - although a bit of an improvement on the last series.

Finished Killing Eve, hopefully they'll not do another series, it's completely run its course. The standout episodes in this series were the 4th and 5th episodes, maybe because they had a lot less of Eve in them.

 

The programme reached its peak with series 1 episode 3 in Berlin when she kills Bill. That act also meant it was completely implausible that Eve could ever forgive Villanelle.

 

Currently watching series 4 of Cardinal and wondering how I missed the first three series.

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On 07/06/2020 at 08:46, taxman said:

Finished Killing Eve, hopefully they'll not do another series, it's completely run its course. The standout episodes in this series were the 4th and 5th episodes, maybe because they had a lot less of Eve in them.

 

The programme reached its peak with series 1 episode 3 in Berlin when she kills Bill. That act also meant it was completely implausible that Eve could ever forgive Villanelle.

 

Currently watching series 4 of Cardinal and wondering how I missed the first three series.

Me too- I saw on bbc iplayer and didnt know anything about it.

 

So watched series one and was hooked.

 

I'm now going to look to watch series 2. The main lead, Billy Campbell, was the fella who played The Rocketeer  back in 1990s.

 

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Not exactly 'binge-viewing', but I did watch all of these in one fell-swoop last night.

 

'must-see' if you're a Dr Who supporter.

 

They were all great. Happy that they could reunite Amy & Rory and Bill & Nardole.

I didn't expect that end to the red-balloon-girl story either.

 

Favourite was perhaps the Novice Hame clip.

 

Missed opportunity; where was Capt Jack? I'm sure Barrowman would have been up for something. 

 

Doctor Who: LOCKDOWN | Strax Saves the Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDLrwWDLK2Y

Doctor Who: LOCKDOWN | Revenge of the Nestene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA03ux0fPqg

Doctor Who: LOCKDOWN | Shadow of a Doubt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSfOgnDhmRc

Doctor Who: LOCKDOWN | Vincent and the Doctor's Gallery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV97JeWFRc4

Doctor Who: LOCKDOWN | The Descendants of Pompeii https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNVMX5K8oVQ

Doctor Who: LOCKDOWN | Sven and the Scarf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y2RZ2mwMR8

Doctor Who: LOCKDOWN | The Shadow in the Mirror https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0U_QD568iw

 

Doctor Who: LOCKDOWN | The Raggedy Doctor by Amelia Pond: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0Hk9Va3ul8

Doctor Who: LOCKDOWN | Rory's Story; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVqW4XjZwC8
 
 

Doctor Who: LOCKDOWN | The Zygon Isolation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XhhdxTJbeY

Doctor Who: LOCKDOWN | Comic Strip | Fear Is a Superpower https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR5PglmopFE

 

Doctor Who: LOCKDOWN | The Secret of Novice Hame: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0H260uP9wM

Doctor Who: LOCKDOWN | Listen | A Poem by Steven Moffat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caY9oIZaKEE

 

Doctor Who: LOCKDOWN | Doctors Assemble! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26UFq8RGVOs
 
Doctor Who: LOCKDOWN | The Best of Days; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOJ0OU6Odh4
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Defending Jacob.

Her That Should Be Obeyed (HTSBO) has been watching this but as my computer is in the same room I've been watching it by default.

For me - very (a little at least) drawn out, twist's and turns all over the place some of them so obvious (to me anyway) but overall not bad,

Worth watching, good chance there's another series in the pipe line but saying that the ending wasn't that bad.

If you like murder mystery, crime drama's it does have a few nice twists to finish on and probably not as bad as I've made it out to be.

Enjoy. 

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Gomorrah seasons 1-3

 

I don't know how I missed this when it was airing on Sky- luckily for the boxsets I've caught up and look to start season 4.

 

This is by far one of the best tv series I've seen and probably up there with The Godfather, in terms of the intensity and storytelling.

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Fringe seasons 1-5

 

Finally finished rewatching this brilliant series.

 

Trying to decide what to watch next... down to a choice of Penny Dreadful or Spiral.

 

Also, not really binge watching as it's a weekly series but quite enjoying the Snowpiercer TV series on Netflix.

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1 hour ago, Funky_Gibbon said:

Fringe seasons 1-5

 

Finally finished rewatching this brilliant series.

 

Trying to decide what to watch next... down to a choice of Penny Dreadful or Spiral.

 

Also, not really binge watching as it's a weekly series but quite enjoying the Snowpiercer TV series on Netflix.

Penny dreadful started really well, last series not so much.

 

And Fringe was brilliant and works really well when binged.

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