Favourite TV Series

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by NathWFC, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Plug it into the TV, use the remote to switch the input to the port you just plugged it into.

    Then follow the on screen instructions (e.g. connect to the wireless, log into your Amazon account, etc.). It's fairly straightforward.
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  2. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    Started watching Top Of The Lake. A very chilling BBC drama set in an in-bred area of New Zealand.
  3. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Thanks GD and Arakel.
    I had done as you suggested already but apparently I need to register my Fire Stick with my Amazon account first.
  4. Hornpete

    Hornpete Reservist

    24 hours in police custody. My god luton is a ********.

    A bit like a cross between game of thrones, jeremy kyle and the bill.
  5. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Oh, yeah, I forgot about that.

    In the US you can select to have the device pre-registered when you buy it, so I didn't do that part. It arrived already connected to my account. Sorry!
  6. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Watched "The Victim" in one sitting last night. Highly recommended - powerful, moving and well-acted.
  7. Horace_goes_up_north

    Horace_goes_up_north First Year Pro

    I don't think my viewing preferences are as highbrow as some of you guys, but I just finished Star Trek Discovery season 2.

    What a final episode. Amazing. And sets up a potentially mouthwatering spin off series (no spoilers!).

    Sci fi has really stepped up it's game recently on TV.

    Star Trek Discovery
    The Orville
    Project Blue Book
    Gotham (sad this is ending as is gruesomely awesome but looks like titans can fill that gap)
    Agents Of Shield

    Picard spin off to come
    Ghost rider spin off to come
    Potential STD spin off

    It's a shame that Arrow is wrapping up as that's probably my favourite arrowverse show right now. Flash, LOT and Supergirl are a ok but a bit slow right now.

    But so much coming I can barely keep up!

    It's a good time to be a geek.
  8. I must be years behind because I've only just found Trailer Park Boys on Netflix. Very funny.
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  9. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Recently watched Crazy ex-girlfriend. It was surprisingly good and funny with a lot of enjoyable original songs and a number of well handled “touchy subject” plot lines.

    If you like lighthearted shows that sometimes handle tough topics and are on board with comedy musicals, it’s well worth a look. Some of the songs had me laughing out loud.

    It’s a very human show in that a lot of the subject matter is very relatable.
  10. The new Chernobyl mini series on Sky Atlantic (or ahem other online sources easily found) is a cracker.

    I'm not going to say how it all ends as that might spoil it.
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  11. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    First teaser 'officially' released (and according to the youtube blurb it looks as if Alan Moore's been airbrushed from history):

    I hope it doesn't travel too far from its 'history':

    FWIW - I loved the film and I also liked 'Before Watchmen'. The sequel 'Doomsday Clock' I'm not enjoying.
  12. GarethCritic

    GarethCritic Academy Graduate

    according to the youtube blurb it looks as if Alan Moore's been airbrushed from history

    Moore won't allow his name to be used: after League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, he got very angry about adaptations of his work in film. He won't even discuss Watchmen anymore, which is a shame for academics who pretty much regard it as a rare example of a superhero comic book that has aesthetic value.
  13. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    When he still spoke about it (Watchmen), I was at a Forbidden Planet/2000AD 'thing' (aren't I groovy) and he mentioned that he had approached DC about doing a pre-Watchmen thing and they pointed out they he didn't 'own' the characters 'they' did - coupled with the battles (again ownership and rights) he had with Marvel over 'Miracleman/Marvelman*' (which could be seen as proto-Watchmen) he threw a major wobbler and refused to have anything to do with 'mainstream' comic publishers (I believe his work on 'Swamp Thing' went through a similar thing as it wasn't valued and he was unceremoniously 'dumped' although everything he had done to the character was retained). I think the icing on the cake was the mess that was 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' but again this was more to a mainstream publisher selling/owning 'his work'.

    *Incidently - the recent Shazam is based on this and it looks really, really shyte.
  14. It’s so good I had to watch the first episode all over again.

    Dark atmospheric horror, and the scariest bit is the horror was real. Like the fireman who picked up a chunk of radioactive core on the ground, asks “what’s this” and minutes later his hand is melting.

    The good news is having read all about it on Wikipedia I am now qualified to answer any scientific-ee questions anyone might have.
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  15. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Anyone can edit Wikipedia.
  16. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Watched the first 2 episodes on Kodi and have to say I really enjoyed it.

    I kept forgetting it was around Glasnost & Perestroika reforms where they were trying to break free from the shackles of Communism - and it captured the mood perfectly.

    The drabness and lack of colour made it atmospheric, the performances were excellent - including the lovely bit of squirrel man Paul Ritter, Jared Harris and Stellan Skarsgard.

    I had no idea of the threat of the secondary steam explosion which would have made half of Europe uninhabitable or the 3 divers who averted the catastrophy - apparently 2 are still alive and 1 died in 2005 from a heart attack.

    Wish I could binge watch them and can't wait for the next episode.
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  17. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    I don't think I've heard of any TV show mentioned on this thread. Are you all just making up names ?
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  18. Best thing on TV at the moment by a country mile.
    I didn’t know about the potential 2ndry explosion that would wipe out the other 3 reactors either. It’s an eye opener to see things from a different perspective - the communist system in place back then, people promoted on the basis of their party standing not ability, no one wanting to rock the boat, no one passing on bad news. The politburo sitting 24 hours after the explosion and still being told ‘don’t worry it’s just the roof on fire nothing to see here’. What’s really scary is it was real and we were all completely oblivious to how near Europe and the UK came to maybe not existing anymore. Can’t wait for next week. A brilliant series.
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  19. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Ambulance on BBC1 and Forensics : The Real CSI on BBC2. The former once again highlighting the issues facing ambulance crews and their tremendous compassion and dedication to their patients in the face of overwhelming pressures. Last week did highlight the irresponsible but predictable nature of some of the population in the wake of the semi final defeat at last years World Cup against Croatia.

    Forensics follows the crime scene investigation teams as they collect evidence for detectives in the pursuit of criminals. It does however contain some rather disturbing scenes so be warned.
  20. Maninblack

    Maninblack Reservist

    Both are fascinating, well-made and powerful real-life dramas. Unlike Jeremy Kyle they are both respectful of the participants, being non-exploitative and non-judgemental. Brilliant TV - and it takes a lot for me to say that.
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  21. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Nope. Episode 7 was one of the funniest things I've ever seen.
  22. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    The 15 year old has been off school for a few days recovering from an operation. I took full advantage of the fact that, during this time, she actually wanted to be with me, so I have spent the last few days watching various films with her. We also binge watched Season 1 of "13 Reasons Why". I know it's a controversial series but I thought, as a parent, it was a really good thing to watch alongside your teenager. And there aren't many teen series that have moved me to tears but this one did.
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  23. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    I love that show and series 2 is great too but there is a particular scene that is very disturbing. Maybe worth looking up on it first to mentally prepare yourself/decide if you want your daughter to see it!
  24. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    More disturbing than the three obvious ones in series 1?! Can you tell me which episode so I can look it up. Ta
  25. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    A very good show that dealt with a number of sensitive topics very well.

    I think a lot of the criticism was over the top. Some people just want to pretend things depicted in the show don't exist, but burying your head in the sand doesn't make them go away.
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  26. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    PM sent.
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  27. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    The first series was very good and dealt with the issue sensitively.

    I never really got in to the second series, I watched the first couple of episodes not long after release but I haven't got back to it yet.
  28. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I'm getting confused with 8 Simple Rules.

    It also dealt with some tough subject matter though
  29. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

  30. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Just watched episode 3 of Chernobyl....chilling, horrific and heartbreaking.

    I've moved on from GoT.
  31. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes First Year Pro

    Only just found this thread and 64 pages in so can’t be arse to check through

    If you like comedy “It’s always sunny in Philadelphia”

    It’s a cross between the young ones and Seinfeld , you need to watch a few episodes before you get its humour
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  32. Hornpete

    Hornpete Reservist

    Bbc need to re-run tomorrows world.
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  33. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Same here. One of the best things I've watched. The setting, acting and effects are just outstanding.
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  34. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Absolutely agree. I love that it's a slow burner and I'm learning so much about what happened. I'm hoping they include the 'Elephant's foot'.

    Only 2 episodes to go but definitely one I'm going to rewatch in one sitting.
  35. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Ok, episode 4 of Chernobyl broke my heart into a million pieces.

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