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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Peg Leg » June 22nd, 2016, 4:46 pm

cormac wrote:Can't believe Penny Dreadful has stopped after just three seasons.

Haven't seen any of the 3rd season, but not many characters of that ilk left to explore.
Dissapointed nonetheless.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby TerenureJim » June 22nd, 2016, 11:03 pm

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TerenureJim wrote:Preacher proving quite entertaining so far

Where is that on? Cassidy looked dreadful in the promo.


Watched the fourth episode last night, his accent has settled down a lot. Quite a way from nicking from Bettabuys all the same


Yep it was shocking when he described himself as being from Dublin with that accent early on but he's a very entertaining character
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Donny B. » June 23rd, 2016, 2:22 pm

Found Joseph Gilgun's accent as Cassidy jarring at first, but he's grown on me and now I love the character "Hang on, I thought I killed yee two!!" :D

Just finished watching OJ Made in America. Absolutely superb!
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Laighin Break » November 17th, 2016, 9:56 am

Westworld is absolutely brilliant.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Peg Leg » November 17th, 2016, 11:59 am

Laighin Break wrote:Westworld is absolutely brilliant.

Phew, thought I was alone there...
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Oldschoolsocks » November 17th, 2016, 4:19 pm

Anything with Hopkins is well worth a watch, I'm both pleased that Westworld is so good, but slightly disappointed that I've not had a chance to go back and watch Rome again


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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Hippo » November 18th, 2016, 10:41 pm

Westworld is very very good, but I'm not sure that it's great just yet. There's still no character I remotely care about.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Peg Leg » November 18th, 2016, 10:43 pm

Hippo wrote:Westworld is very very good, but I'm not sure that it's great just yet. There's still no character I remotely care about.

Bernard, ed Harris and poor James marsden, no?
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby fourthirtythree » November 19th, 2016, 1:24 am

The AIs have better back stories, and then you don't know if anyone is not an android.

Plus don't you have some sympathy with Thandie Newton's character?
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Oldschoolsocks » November 19th, 2016, 2:10 am

fourthirtythree wrote:The AIs have better back stories, and then you don't know if anyone is not an android.

Plus don't you have some sympathy with Thandie Newton's character?

Ahem...
Given half a chance I think most of would have a certain amount of 'sympathy ' for Thandie Newtons character





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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Hippo » November 19th, 2016, 9:32 am

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Hippo wrote:Westworld is very very good, but I'm not sure that it's great just yet. There's still no character I remotely care about.

Bernard, ed Harris and poor James marsden, no?


They're interesting but not emotionally engaging - the contrast with the depth of the characters in GoT, which was apparent even very early in S1, is striking.

....and sorry OSS, Thandie Newton does nothing for me!
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Peg Leg » November 28th, 2016, 2:14 pm

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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Peg Leg » December 16th, 2016, 3:23 pm

What the f%~k is a mid season finale?
Westworld was amazing.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby fourthirtythree » December 16th, 2016, 3:28 pm

Peg Leg wrote:What the f%~k is a mid season finale?
Westworld was amazing.


Was it? The incessent script doubling trick and the endless intrigues inside intrigues delivered complexity without, for me, depth. Another case of the Lost/Abrams malaise of scripts generating problems merely for the sake of it. If there is a real emotional core in this it is hidden beneath the frilly, brocaded, rococo levels of complexity. It's a fractal story.

I still like Maeve though, she could still be fun. Though I will not watch season two.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Grumpy Old Man » January 27th, 2017, 12:26 am

Spent the last few weeks rewatching the box sets of Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes. An example of how good television can be when it is given time and space to develop and grow. Really wonderful stuff.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby TerenureJim » January 27th, 2017, 1:12 am

The Night Manager, pure class.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Donny B. » February 26th, 2017, 10:44 pm

TerenureJim wrote:The Night Manager, pure class.


Olivia Colman was great as ever, but thought the Hiddleston character was quite blank and Hugh Laurie was chewing any bit of scenery he could find.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby jimbobjoe » February 27th, 2017, 11:03 am

Donny B. wrote:
TerenureJim wrote:The Night Manager, pure class.


Olivia Colman was great as ever, but thought the Hiddleston character was quite blank and Hugh Laurie was chewing any bit of scenery he could find.


Agree with that. Colman and Tom Hollander (Corky) were excellent. Hiddleston I find is blank in a lot of roles. Laurie was way overboard but I think he had to be like that to make up for some really odd bits of dialogue - lines that work well on paper but not on screen.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby fourthirtythree » February 27th, 2017, 10:08 pm

I'd recently watched High Rise when I saw that. So I couldn't quite figure him out as acting at all. It kind of looked like he was being awkward, shy, and good looking in weird situations.

"oh right, canibalism, feral gangs of children, drugs, rape, gun running, and shagging gangster's wives, plenty of murder. Gosh."

It was like watching early Hugh Grant (before casting people realised he was good at portraying total c**ts rather than jolly nice chaps).
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Laighin Break » March 2nd, 2017, 9:23 am

Not a box set, but was anyone watching The Toughest Trade last night? Michael Murphy looked pretty good with only a week of playing rugby.
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