Favourite TV Series

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

  1. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Reservist

    I like HIGNFY but don’t think it works well in a COVID format think it all seems a bit disjointed , strangely Ranganation seems to managed this format much better
  2. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    Agree with that. HIGNFY suffers from not having the canned audience laughter track I think.
  3. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    This indeed is very much worth a watch. The emotionaless face of the Mother got on my nerves though.
  4. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    The utterly brilliant/mesmerising 3rd series of Babylon Berlin is a very upsetting watch for me (and I'm only 3 episodes in). Why?
    it's that mindbogglingly good it means that Tom Hanks's purchase of the rights to Kerr's "Bernie Gunther" series of novels (even the last three crappy ones - but TBF Kerr was dying) is only going to end in a production of an vastly inferior product. I think the best thing for him to do is just rehire the entire, German, cast and crew of Babylon Berlin and get them to make them.
  5. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Has anyone seen the hilarious mockumentary ‘Inside the factory’? The subject is bumptious presenter ‘Greg Wallace’ (we never get to learn the name of the actor playing him, presumably to play along with the premise). Greg is a ridiculous puppy dog of a man, think an enthused cross between Alan Partridge and Phil Mitchell. He is, of course, inadvertently hilarious. In the show he visits large factories to be amazed said large factories produce products in large quantities and to do so use large quantities of raw materials. Greg is left dumfounded in a pasty making factory. ‘2.1 ton of swedes! That’s a swede avalanche!’ he cries, while retaining the kind of gurning ear to ear grin usually achieved by men undertaking more solitary pursuits in the privacy of their own homes. The show is facts at the lowest possible density, that four year olds might consider undemanding. But ‘Greg’ has something you can’t put your finger on and let's face it nor would you want to.
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  6. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    Snowpiercer on Netflix is quite good, based off the film.

    Tried Space Force which has Steve Carel and some of the guys who directed the US Office, was funny in parts but ultimately a bit of a flop.

    Umbrella Academy, Dark and The Boys are all returning fairly soon as well - typical that lock down is now pretty much done and football is returning.
  7. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    Being a near 40 year old male I’m probably not it’s target market, but I'm near the end and I’ve actually really enjoyed it.
  8. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    I'm 43. Watched it until the end and just wanted it to hurry up and finish. Some good acting, but essentially quite boring. Watching dull people make bad life choices didn't do it for me.
  9. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Recently finished blasting through The Last Kingdom. An excellent Viking/Saxon story. Now re-watching Vikings to see which I prefer.
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  10. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Leave Gregg alone, you fiend.
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  11. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    The Last Kingdom is very good and typical BBC fare in that the ti.ts and dragons are put aside for well researched history.
  12. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    I agree, and he was a particularly frustrating character. But then I thought to myself they’re teenagers, and despite being supposedly bright people, they’re making exactly the sort of stupid decisions you make when you’re a teenager.
  13. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    My path crossed with Greg Wallace in an airport once and he was horrible. Not so much of the “puppy dog” personality in evidence when the cameras are off him.
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  14. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    I can well imagine. I think I’ve hinted at his main hobby/personality trait.
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  15. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    It only was bbc for season 1, and then like many things (the saddest was the series Rome) they binned it off due to money. It was only Netflix taking it on from season 2 I think and making it a Netflix Original that saved TLK. I thank them for it, have loved all the seasons.
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  16. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    In a way though that’s a good role for the BBC as a testing ground for shows that wouldn’t otherwise be made. That’s fine by me if Netflix take it up because once it is running they can add their own strengths to it.

    The series also benefited from good source material, the original books.
  17. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    Can anyone beat my lockdown TV series watched?
    1. The Last Dance
    2. The Test
    3. The US office (re-watch)
    4. This country
    5. Race across the world S1 +2
    6. Sunderland till I die S3
    7. People just do nothing
    8. Tiger King
    9. Too hot to handle (gf's choice)
    10. Love is blind (Gf's choice)
    11. Afterlife S2
    12. Gavin and Stacey (re-watch)
    13. Taskmaster S1-6 (rewatch)
    14. Little Fires everywhere
    15. Unorthodox
    16. Quiz
    17. All or nothing (NZ Kiwi's)
    18. Schitts Creek S1+2
    God, that doesn't reflect well on me.
  18. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    Christ, you’ve done well there.

    What is little fires everywhere like? I hovered over it the other day but decided against it.
  19. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    I've had very little work to do, and my only option is to sit in the living room so i've just been watching TV all day...

    I liked it! It took a few episodes to get into, but I think its worth a watch. It's quite similar to Big Little Lies if you've seen that. The ending was a bit annoying, but apparently they've strayed from the book on that.
  20. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    I was going to ask if it was based on the book, as I’ve read that but didn’t really recognise the book from the trailers I’ve seen for the series (although they did pique my interest in the series tbf). I thought the book was good but from memory the ending was quite “open ended” and didn’t neatly wrap everything up - much like life, but less like a TV series.
  21. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    Yeah, I've not read the book but my girlfriend had. I'd keen to see what you think about the ending if you do watch it, because I thought it was a bit rubbish/unrealistic - apparently in the book it's a bit more realistic.
  22. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    I like it. It's about my level
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  23. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    I hope I have faithfully captured the show's essence.
  24. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    Try this; Maddie's Do You Know?, Series 2: 3. Ice Rink and Bouncy Castle: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09ynd37 via @bbciplayer

    Shes a better presenter (in many ways) and might be easier to follow for hornmeister.
  25. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    What we do in the shadows 2nd season is up on iplayer. Just as funny as the last season.
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  26. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Binge watching Warehouse 13 on Syfy. Missed it first time round. Enjoyable in a light entertainment way.
  27. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    I thought this was the best place for this:

    "Financial crime professor Moyara Ruehsen [no, me neither] fact checks money laundering scenes from movies and television including 'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'Ozark,' 'The Sopranos,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Narcos,' 'The Wire,' 'The Shawshank Redemption' and 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit [no, me neither]..."

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  28. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Agree re The Society. Wasn’t convinced after the first episode (thought it was going to be too “teen”) and left it for a while (we watched “Manifest” in the meantime). But the 13 yr old and I returned to it recently and became hooked, rattling through the first series. Now impatiently awaiting the second.

    Just started watching “Dark” (has been described as a “German Stranger Things” apparently). Only watched episode 1 but so far, so good. I thought the dubbing would annoy me but didn’t really notice it after the first few minutes.
  29. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    I definitely get that, the first episode was incredibly teeny but then the twist happened and it went a lot darker it improved a lot.

    I've been looking at Dark for a while and it's definitely on the list. Looks like the German version of The DublinMurders.
  30. Maninblack

    Maninblack Reservist

    Just discovered Friday Night Dinners.

    Excellent, but you can't binge-watch them.
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  31. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Very funny until the last couple of series when the ideas had run out. Hot is it Dad?
  32. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    1. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (after a binge of the films a very, very good series)
    2. Firefly (after a discussion with my kids about Fox cancelling sci-fi shows too early - 'Serenity' was the icing on the cake).
    3. Alien Nation (after a further discussion with my kids about Fox cancelling sci-fi shows too early - an extraordinary series now particularly in light of today's BLM issues, the TV films -the penultimate one I slept through -and then the original film).
    4. Das Boot (I'd forgotten just how good the TV series was).
    5. The Plot Against America (astonishing TV adaptation of Roth's book).
    6. William Hartnell & Patrick Troughton's Doctor Who (a couple of stinkers - I should have paid the extra tenner and got the colourised blu-ray version of "The Power of the Daleks").
  33. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    Yes very much so. I thought it peaked with the first Mr Morris episode, that had me in absolute stitches. But ultimately did get very silly towards the end.
  34. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    I haven’t watched series 6 yet. No good then? **** on it.
  35. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Wilson dying :(
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