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Re: Any decent TV series?

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Postby JMN2 » August 22nd, 2017, 11:45 am

Slarti wrote:
JMN2 wrote:Started watching this, seems promising. Haven't seen Matthew Modine in decades, such a promising star in the 80's, what happened to his career?


He seems to have quite busy http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000546/#actor

Slarti


Busy yes, but in nothing decent, utter rubbish straight to DVD and second rate TV. (didn't have to look at the link)

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Re: Any decent TV series?

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Postby Slarti » August 22nd, 2017, 12:26 pm

JMN2 wrote:
Slarti wrote:
JMN2 wrote:Started watching this, seems promising. Haven't seen Matthew Modine in decades, such a promising star in the 80's, what happened to his career?


He seems to have quite busy http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000546/#actor

Slarti


Busy yes, but in nothing decent, utter rubbish straight to DVD and second rate TV. (didn't have to look at the link)


Well Notting Hill, The West Wing, Girl in Progress and The Dark Knight Rises all seem to be OK.
As for the American TV that didn't get here, how can we judge?

Slarti

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Re: Any decent TV series?

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Postby JMN2 » August 22nd, 2017, 3:08 pm

Well, I was just curious because he studied under Adler and worked with Kubrick, and was a rising star in the 80's, worked in really good and interesting films, but I think the final nail in the coffin was 1995 film Cutthroat Island which bombed in the box office and sunk Geena Davis and director Renny Harlin.

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Re: Any decent TV series?

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Postby JMN2 » August 26th, 2017, 7:31 pm

JMN2 wrote:
UncleIan wrote:...

Stranger Things on Netflix. Bit Sci-fi and also retro.

...


Started watching this, seems promising. Haven't seen Matthew Modine in decades, such a promising star in the 80's, what happened to his career?


Started the 5th episode, have to say I have been struggling lately to watch any films or TV but this one is really good.

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Re: Any decent TV series?

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Postby UncleIan » September 5th, 2017, 10:35 am

To resurrect this slightly...

Also on Netflix...

If you like West Wing or Homeland...Designated Survivor

Traditionally one member of congress has to be officially somewhere else during the state of the union address in case congress gets blown up and everybody dies so there's still someone to become president. Guess what?

If you like Breaking Bad and Fargo...Ozark

Guys accountancy firm launders money for a Mexican drug cartel. It all goes tits up and he has to start again moving his family to the Ozarks trying to launder 8 million dollars in three months. Only two episodes in but it's very good so far.

If you like...ummm...no...I've got nothing....Gourmet Samurai

Japanese businessman retires and struggles with what his purpose in life is now, goes and has some lunches, causing him to reminisce and have some entertaining encounters. It's a bit odd, okay, fairly odd, but it's really warm hearted, and just completely different to anything else I've seen. A breath of fresh air.

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Re: Any decent TV series?

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Postby Slarti » September 7th, 2017, 6:11 pm

Watched the first episode of Lucifer last night.

"Lucifer is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series"


"This horror black comedy series is based on the characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint. It’s the story of the original fallen angel — Lucifer.

Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) has abandoned his throne and retired to Los Angeles."

Whiled away an hour with a few chuckles. Surprisingly, it is made by Fox and shown on their channel. Bot at all their usual stuff.

Oh and we have also been enjoying Killjoys on SciFi. But you really do need to go and find the 1st series, not just jump in at the end of season 3.

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Re: Any decent TV series?

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Postby JMN2 » October 25th, 2017, 5:10 pm

JMN2 wrote:
JMN2 wrote:
UncleIan wrote:...

Stranger Things on Netflix. Bit Sci-fi and also retro.

...


Started watching this, seems promising. Haven't seen Matthew Modine in decades, such a promising star in the 80's, what happened to his career?


Started the 5th episode, have to say I have been struggling lately to watch any films or TV but this one is really good.


Stranger Things second season on Friday 27th. Might have to get Netflix for a month again, 2-3 mildly interesting new films there too.

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Re: Any decent TV series?

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Postby hermit100 » October 26th, 2017, 7:28 pm

'Gotham' has been my top-favourite TV series of the last few years. Brilliant, if you like that sort of thing.

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Re: Any decent TV series?

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Postby JMN2 » October 31st, 2017, 7:31 am

Detectorists new episodes on BBC4 starting 8th November 10pm. :P

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Re: Any decent TV series?

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Postby UncleIan » October 31st, 2017, 8:35 am

JMN2 wrote:Stranger Things second season on Friday 27th. Might have to get Netflix for a month again, 2-3 mildly interesting new films there too.


Only about half way through, but it's very good so far.

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Re: Any decent TV series?

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Postby Clitheroekid » November 1st, 2017, 12:44 am

JMN2 wrote:Detectorists new episodes on BBC4 starting 8th November 10pm. :P

That's excellent news. One of the best things on TV for many years.

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Re: Any decent TV series?

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Postby paulnumbers » November 1st, 2017, 12:50 am


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Re: Any decent TV series?

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Postby moorfield » November 1st, 2017, 7:39 am

Se quien eres, Season 2, resuming on BBC4 this weekend. You need to have watched Season 1 though...

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Re: Any decent TV series?

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Postby Rhyd6 » November 6th, 2017, 10:32 am

SH, thanks for the link to 19-2 we're thoroughly enjoying this series and have passed on the link to several of our friends.

R6

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Re: Any decent TV series?

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Postby SalvorHardin » November 6th, 2017, 11:47 am

Rhyd6 wrote:SH, thanks for the link to 19-2 we're thoroughly enjoying this series and have passed on the link to several of our friends.

Glad you like it. My DVDs of 19-2 are out on almost permanent loan as the word spreads (I have bought spares for myself!). Several people who have borrowed them have then bought whatever DVDs they can get; one even bought a multi-region DVD player specifically so that he can watch the final two series on American DVDs.

For those who are interested, series 1 & 2 of 19-2 are available on UK DVD and are free online to Amazon Prime subscribers. Both series' DVDs are subtitled. Unfortunately series 3 & 4 (the final two series) have not been released on UK DVD and apparently there are no plans to do so.

Series 3 has however been released on DVD in Germany and series 4 is due to be released there in February - you can get the English audio track very easily but unfortunately there are no subtitles. Series 3 has also been released in America with subtitles, series 4 is out tomorrow and the product description says that it is also subtitled (the American DVDs are region 1 so you need a multi-region player).

Anyone who is feeling bold might like to try the original French-Canadian series on DVD. Unfortunately there are no subtitles on the DVDs and school French isn't enough to cut it because Quebec French has quite a few differences from continental French.

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Re: Any decent TV series?

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Postby Clitheroekid » November 9th, 2017, 9:27 pm

JMN2 wrote:Detectorists new episodes on BBC4 starting 8th November 10pm. :P

I was delighted to see that the new series was up to scratch. It really is one of the best `sitcoms' - in fact one of the best things on TV - that I've ever watched, and I was sad to hear that this will be the last series.

I put the word `sitcoms' in quotes as this is about as far removed from the average crappy sitcom as can be imagined. Although there's a lot of gentle and subtle humour it's also profoundly moving at times.

I found the time shift sequence at the end remarkably affecting. If you don't want to watch the full episode the sequence starts at around 23:30 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b ... -episode-1

TV treasure in every sense.

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Re: Any decent TV series?

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Postby Itsallaguess » November 10th, 2017, 2:14 pm

Peaky Blinders is back for a new series next Wednesday 15th November, BBC2 9pm.

It's brilliant. Top cast - top stories - top soundtrack - what's not to like?

Cheers,

Itsallaguess

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Re: Any decent TV series?

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Postby JMN2 » November 10th, 2017, 3:32 pm

Itsallaguess wrote:Peaky Blinders is back for a new series next Wednesday 15th November, BBC2 9pm.

It's brilliant. Top cast - top stories - top soundtrack - what's not to like?

Cheers,

Itsallaguess


"what's not to like?"

The lack of Brum in Birmingham?

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Re: Any decent TV series?

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Postby JMN2 » November 23rd, 2017, 7:54 am

Clitheroekid wrote:
JMN2 wrote:Detectorists new episodes on BBC4 starting 8th November 10pm. :P

I was delighted to see that the new series was up to scratch. It really is one of the best `sitcoms' - in fact one of the best things on TV - that I've ever watched, and I was sad to hear that this will be the last series.

I put the word `sitcoms' in quotes as this is about as far removed from the average crappy sitcom as can be imagined. Although there's a lot of gentle and subtle humour it's also profoundly moving at times.

I found the time shift sequence at the end remarkably affecting. If you don't want to watch the full episode the sequence starts at around 23:30 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b ... -episode-1

TV treasure in every sense.


2nd and 3rd episodes have been excellent, worth every penny.

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Re: Any decent TV series?

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Postby nimnarb » November 24th, 2017, 3:37 am

Can you watch Peaky Blinders(and understand whats it all about) without having seen any of the previous series?
Thx.


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