Favourite TV Series

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  1. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Yes. Good innit?
     
  2. NemoNemo

    NemoNemo First Year Pro

    Just watched 2 fantastic mini-series based on true events, Chernobyl and When They See Us.

    I knew Chernobyl would be decent as I’d heard a lot about it but it still exceeded my expectations. A great watch.

    When They See Us came out of nowhere for me. I’d never heard of it and never heard of the events it was based on. Has four episodes which I think is the perfect length for the series and some really great acting and production.
    Jharrel Jerome in particular is amazing and won a few awards for his performance as Korey Wise
     
  3. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    It's a bit like Kingpin.
     
  4. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Is that about penguins?

     
  5. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I enjoyed the Canal Journeys with Sheila Hancock and Gyles Brandreth.
    Great wildlife projects along the River Lea and interesting tales.
     
  6. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Watching something called "Outpost" on ScFi ATM, it's really naff with poor acting, but I'm hooked on it for some reason o_O
     
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  7. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Anyone watching Industry? I’m not sure if ever seen a blokes ‘gentleman’s relish’ on BBC2 before :eek: Certainly not in the first couple of minutes of an episode.
     
  8. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    You’ve not been watching ‘Splash in the Attic’ ‘Dongs of Praise’ ‘Richard Osman’s House of Gametes’ then?
     
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  9. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    I’ll give them a bash.
     
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  10. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Or Cum, Dine with me
    the Great British Bukake off
    Creampie in the Sky
     
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  11. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    You can’t just single out the BBC, all the networks are at it. Cum dine with me, Big fat jizz of the year and I’m a celebrity, bang one out of me to name but a few.
     
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  12. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Damn you moog.
     
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  13. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Gobblecoks too
     
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  14. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Even the Americans have been at it. Who could forget the Tony Shaloub vehicle simply titled ‘Spunk’?
     
  15. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    What about that hit BBC primetime show about Male effusion, rigidly performing to music

    Strictly Cum Dancing.
     
  16. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    The League of Gentlemen's Relish
     
  17. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    What about the BBC’s prime time show about male disappointment Wood? I lie to you.
     
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  18. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    A few pages late to the party but I finished Mr Robot tonight after binging series 4 in the last couple of days.

    In my opinion, it is the greatest series I have ever seen. I think those who work in software maybe enjoy it slightly more, but even if I didn't I think I'd still say it was the greatest series I've seen.

    It has everything: an incredible cast of actors, great music, plenty of twists and a great ending. I am so glad it wasn't dragged out like other blockbuster series.

    Sensational.
     
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  19. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    I’m towards the end of the first series and while the opener and several other episodes have been terrific, the whole thing has been very uneven so far, with too many plot lines running and some daftness (Mr Robot’s gang are unconvincing conspirators). You also have to suspend your disbelief at the central character’s genius and abilities to solve most things that come his way. But I’ll carry on with it given the lavish praise for the final series.
     
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  20. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    "Anton Ferdinand: Football, Racism and Me" has been getting rave reviews form the Geordies. The most charitable comment about John "Full Kit W***er" Terry was:
     
  21. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    I can only ever think of the chant what did your Mum nick you for Xmas when John Terry is mentioned.
     
  22. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Watching Colin Wn&ker in that I could only think "What would GT have done?".
     
  23. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Honestly, for the most part you don't. The technical side of that show is unbelievably accurate, even down to the tools and methodologies used. Esmail is clearly very immersed in the hacking world, so much so that the founder of Anonymous has lauded the show for its accuracy.

    It's probably the first time I've seen a TV show or movie actually approach hacking in a plausible way (which made it very enjoyable for me, because listening to characters talk complete ******** about something you have an understanding of is very grating).
     
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  24. Klein Lust

    Klein Lust Academy Graduate

    The Mandalorian, Sopranos, American Horror. Nothing new here;;
     
  25. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    I'm at the series where they skip a year and whilst I am enjoying the show more, I'm pissing myself laughing at the ways they've aged each character by a year as they appeared in the first episode.

    Comicly bushy moustache? Tick.
    Longer hair? Tick.
    Full bushy beard? Tick.
    Fat suit? Tick.
    Had a baby? Tick.

    Not going to miss the fact that its 12 months passed though.
     
  26. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Binged the second season of this and I'm trying to write something spoiler-free. Compared to the first series it's a lot more 'relaxed' production (there's a lack of ramping up the pressure/tension) but still uses the creative editing techniques familiar to the first to keep the story moving at a brisk pace (the seven episodes 'feel' about the right number) as any pot-boiler should. Hong Chau reprises her role from the original and gives a credible performance but the star turn is definitely the lead Janelle Monáe closely followed by two comedians (in supporting roles) Mary Holland and Joan Cusack. The male supporting roles were more of a mixed bag: Stephan James was really believable but, the admittedly very good, Chris Cooper I just didn't 'buy' his character.

    As I briefly flirted with working in drug design and I'm also a big fan of the severely underrated 1990 film Jacob's Ladder I found the subject matter portrayal both interesting and credible (apart form Chris Cooper).

    It was a nice diversion from the original set-up and worth watching. I *think* the ending left open the possibility/probability of making a 3rd series but to make it work they would need a really good writing and production team to avoid making "...yet another formulaic/generic conspiracy theory ridden TV series".
     
  27. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    This is what happens in life. Take a picture of yourself today and email it to yourself with a year delayed delivery. This time next year you'll be smiling at that photo through a big bushy beard as you look for the pushchair.
     
  28. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    I won't have a ridiculous fake looking big bushy moustache or another baby. Well, maybe a fake looking big bushy moustache.
     
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  29. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

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  30. But it's 27 inches long!
     
  31. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    4 inches is average
     
  32. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    But for much less than £500 (my experience with these collectable works is there are a few 'extras') you can get 'Enterprise' AND 'A Bird of Prey' both of which can fire realistic* photon torpedoes at each other...

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STAR-TRE...d-RARE-Star-Trek-Gift-Set-no-309/264887512184

    *Realistic only if you had never, ever seen an episode of Star Trek and had no imagination whatsoever.
     
  33. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

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  34. £392 for that junk?!!! Geez!
     

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