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Postby TerenureJim » March 9th, 2017, 1:47 am

Rewatching "The World At War" possibly one of the greatest and most harrowing yet gripping documentaries ever
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby fourthirtythree » March 9th, 2017, 10:02 am

Don't mock me, but, we just watched "The Crown". Neither of us has the slightest interest whatsoever in "royalty" from any country or period. Well, maybe Mesoamerica precolumbian but they had such mental names it's hard not to be a touch intrigued. Lots of people told us it was worth watching so we tried it. Anyway it's about the early years of the current English Queen as her Da is dying and she is becoming queen. It's probably a bit kind on just how far gone Churchill was then (played by John Lithgow), special mention for Matt Dr. Who Smith for making the queen's consort watchable rather than just some old racist toff.

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Postby Dave Cahill » March 9th, 2017, 10:18 am

I enjoyed The Crown, well written (mostly), superbly performed and very lush.
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Postby Donny B. » March 12th, 2017, 9:41 pm

I also (unexpectedly) enjoyed "The Crown". "Patriot" is my new fave though, jet black comedy about a folk singing American spy!
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Postby TerenureJim » March 29th, 2017, 11:00 pm

Iron Fist - a bit ham fisted
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Postby jimbobjoe » March 29th, 2017, 11:26 pm

TerenureJim wrote:Iron Fist - a bit ham fisted


Watched the first episode today end enjoyed it. Downhill from there?
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby TerenureJim » March 29th, 2017, 11:59 pm

jimbobjoe wrote:
TerenureJim wrote:Iron Fist - a bit ham fisted


Watched the first episode today end enjoyed it. Downhill from there?


It's worth watching if you enjoyed the other Marvel shows on Nflicks but pretty patchy
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Postby jimbobjoe » March 30th, 2017, 2:40 pm

TerenureJim wrote:
jimbobjoe wrote:
TerenureJim wrote:Iron Fist - a bit ham fisted


Watched the first episode today end enjoyed it. Downhill from there?


It's worth watching if you enjoyed the other Marvel shows on Nflicks but pretty patchy


I enjoyed Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. Daredevil never really gripped me. I'll stick with it though, easy watching when I don't want to concentrate too much!
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Postby Ibane » March 31st, 2017, 10:09 am

The Expanse, season one is on netflix, it's great. Season two is made and a third will be.
I don't really like space science fiction, can't stand star trek, for example, but this is a cut above.
It's set 200 years in the future and is based around political shenanigans between Earth and Mars (formerly an earth colony), and the people
who inhabit the asteroid belt and who feel used and oppressed by the other two.
There is one slightly yuk sex scene a little bit into ep 1 but it's only a few seconds long.
After that it's action and intrigue all the way.
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Postby Hippo » March 31st, 2017, 11:23 am

I came very late to it, but have really enjoyed The Walking Dead. I went on a long binge, and while there's some unevenness and the dialogue is variable, it's overall very entertaining and has some great female characters for a change.

Catastrophe, which I'm sure has been mentioned before, is superb and effortlessly maintaining a very high standard.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Oldschoolsocks » April 18th, 2017, 11:39 pm

Anyone else watching Legion?

Properly dark and quirky in a comic book kinda way.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Avenger » April 19th, 2017, 9:26 am

Oldschoolsocks wrote:Anyone else watching Legion?

Properly dark and quirky in a comic book kinda way.


I've recorded it but not got around to watching yet?
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Oldschoolsocks » April 19th, 2017, 1:48 pm

Avenger wrote:
Oldschoolsocks wrote:Anyone else watching Legion?

Properly dark and quirky in a comic book kinda way.


I've recorded it but not got around to watching yet?
You like?


yup, it's well worth a watch. I've not read the comics and have no idea of the characters history of storylines, but this series definitely feels like a comic strip brought to life.
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Postby Dave Cahill » April 19th, 2017, 1:49 pm

Episode 7 should be a treat so
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Postby Grumpy Old Man » April 19th, 2017, 9:22 pm

For younger readers, Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister is now on Netflix. All you will ever need to know about how the world works.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Oldschoolsocks » April 19th, 2017, 10:15 pm

Dave Cahill wrote:Episode 7 should be a treat so


Just watched it, that was loads of fun
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Dave Cahill » April 19th, 2017, 10:24 pm

Did you note the father? (No spoilers)
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Oldschoolsocks » April 20th, 2017, 2:13 am

Yup, it's starting to knit together alright. Though, I think this could quite happily live in its own universe.

Finished ep8 now , slightly sad that I have to wait for more.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby IanD » April 20th, 2017, 7:48 pm

Just watched a series called The Team. Really enjoyed it. 3 murders happen in 3 different cities and 3 police forces work together. Has bits in English and bits subtitled.

As an aside we have taken to watching subtitled programme - you can't play on your phone and keep up. One less argument in our house.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby neill_m » April 20th, 2017, 8:27 pm

IanD wrote:Just watched a series called The Team. Really enjoyed it. 3 murders happen in 3 different cities and 3 police forces work together. Has bits in English and bits subtitled.

As an aside we have taken to watching subtitled programme - you can't play on your phone and keep up. One less argument in our house.


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