Favourite TV Series

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

  1. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Basically it’s all about the characters, they’re all fundamentally awful people, but you will still get to like all of them (or most of them) in one way or another, It just takes a few episodes. That’s why it seems slow at the start, because you don’t really know or like any of them yet, but once you do it’s an excellent show.
  2. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Yes. Deep Throat was a classic.
  3. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    It was Jonny Depp
  4. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    I’ve watched all five of the new Brian Cox series on iPlayer and I’ve got to say I haven’t found it particularly interesting or entertaining at all.

    Too much like a Philomena Cunk’s Moments of Wonder sketch, ridiculously over the top music and too much ‘from this research we can imagine alien worlds’ and not an awful lot about the actual processes we can observe.
  5. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Liked for Philomena Cunk’s Moments of Wonder.

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  6. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    We just started S1 of Ted Lasso.

    A thoroughly enjoyable show about a Yank who knows nothing about football being appointed Manager of a Premier League football team.

    There is enough attention to detail on the football side to make it feel authentic, but it isn't so niche that it is invasive. My wife knows nothing about football and loves the show.

    Well worth a watch, not the least because Watford are in it.
  7. Yes, it's brilliant. Great characters, superbly acted too.
  8. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    I’d do anything to have Screen/News/Weekly Wipe back :(
  9. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Just downloaded and binge watched "ShowTrial" series now showing on BBC1, well worth a watch IMO.
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  10. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Unfortunately Brooker's just too much of a big-shot to do anything with the BBC now.
  11. Eric IS Bananman

    Eric IS Bananman Academy Graduate

    Anyone watching Richard Hammond's Workshop?

    I'm really enjoying it.

    It's amazing how all 3 of the Top Gear/Grand Tour guys know how to make a good TV series.

    I understand James May is going to make another 'Our Man in' series and Clarkson is making season 2 of Clarkson's Farm.
  12. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    First episode of the return of Dexter was good.

    Great character and the first four series were brilliant, but it started to lose steam after that and then tailed off to an ending that was incredibly poor and disappointing. Hopefully this new series can redeem it.
  13. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    He was good in Lock Stock but really Press Gang was still his peak for me.
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  14. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Directed Rocketman too.
  15. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Yes, this was a solid, if upsetting watch. I’m not a big fan of courtroom drama, but this was quite gripping and well-acted.

    As it featured decadent Brizzle students and the law one for @Keighley
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  16. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Good in Bugsy Malone too.
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  17. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Bit late but Squid Games. Watching it with dubbing is like watching re runs of Monkey. Acting from actors and dubbers is some of the worst I've ever seen or heard. A ridiculous idea, totally over violent and just a horrific watch. Why can't I stop watching this rubbish
  18. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Don’t watch with dubbing, watch with subtitles and native language, it’s far, far better that way.
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  19. fuzzy73

    fuzzy73 Reservist

    My god that was a **** film. I know he only did two Bond films but Timothy Dalton was better than that
  20. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

  21. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    You were not wrong, we've finished Season One and love the show but can't quite put my finger on why. It's absolutely fantastic.
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  22. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    Finished Narcos Mexico S3 last night, always a great watch albeit a bit confusing as the 'story' expands.

    I see Star Trek Discovery is back soon, not a hardcore 'Trekkie' but a bit bored of the Burmham thing. Strange New Worlds looks good as they seem to be returning to the old format.
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  23. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    I really enjoyed the 'full' Narcos cycle (from Escobar to Mexico) - so many times I was amazed at the sheer incompetence/corruption of the 'authorities' that failed to see/stop what was happening. Same goes for the superlative Snowfall. I'm really looking forward to seeing how addictive drug dealing is/was done 'properly' in a full corporate manner with Dopesick*.

    *One of my undergrad degree options was the grandly titled "The Chemical Industry and Industrial Chemistry" where I did a project on Heroin (figuratively not literally although at that time the 'Pool was just at the peak of its smack epidemic). I imagine that parallels in the stories of the 'oxy' and 'skag' are going to be numerous: a big pharma company (Bayer) produce a 'safer' and 'non-addictive' alternative to morphine/opium was aggressively marketed to physicians/pharmacists as a miracle super drug (they looked at calling 'Adolphine' to celebrate what Hitler was doing for Germany at the time) used to treat everything from opium addiction to coughs (heroin cough linctus was widely available).
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  24. hornmeister

    hornmeister Club Legend

    Leverage is back with a new series after 10 odd years on IMDB tv which you can get through Amaozon & others. Free with adverts. It's decent.
  25. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Just watched season 1 of AP Bio. Some genuinely laugh out loud moments but apparently gets better from season 2 onwards. Glenn Howerton is just Dennis from Always Sunny, which is fine by me.
  26. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    The Outlaws on BBC One has defied my low expectations. It’s snappily written and quite an ambitious take on a bucket load of current stereotypes. It gets away with that by creating sympathy with most of the characters.

    It’s a genuinely funny and occasionally thrilling caper that even barmy gob***** Christopher Walken can’t lead astray. ‘Influencer’ Lady Gabby Penrose-Howe particularly spot on.
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  27. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    Ah Jesus, no. Not more bloody Clarkson's farm, please. It's ruining this part of the country. Too many tranquil "isn't it all marvellous though really?" dreamy sunset shots of a gillet 'n' wellies Clarkson standing by a Cotswold thatched roof barn. The nurks are up here in droves buying up all the houses, soaring up the prices, roaring around little country lanes built for horses and carts in giant white Range Rover Evoques with shiny chrome bull bars and generally making a bloody nuisance of themselves. The thing is, we're ALREADY polluted with more than our fair share of these sorts of tosssers. We really don't need any more.

    Can you believe they drive from all over the country and stand in a queue outside his poxy shop for 2 and a half hours, just to buy a £4 (seriously) bunch of limp and shrivelling parsley. Listen to these comments:-

    Two from Yorkshire saying: "We wouldn't have come if he hadn't put it on the map."

    Two men visiting from Peterborough told ITV: "We saw it on TV obviously and love Jeremy Clarkson, so I thought we'd head over and have a look and took the dog with us."

    Imagine what it's like. All the grass verges churned up by giant monster tyres because their humungous gas guzzlers are unable to squeeze past each other in the little lanes. Fresh dogshitt trucked in daily from every point on the compass. Parking anywhere, but most especially just round blind bends on 60mph roads, if there might be a chance of spotting the aging, chubby populist.

    Perhaps, dear reader, you too might be thinking of loading your massive arsed pooch into the back of your 4x4 monster and heading over to pay us a visit. Before you leave to join the end of the massive queue, you might like advance warning of some of the prices in the shop:-

    Jar of Honey - Labelled as 'bee juice'. Oh! Ha ha ha, do you see what he's done there, bee juice indeed! What a wag! Ha ha....WHAT!?!? £16.50!!!!!


    How about a 'hilarious' (sic) tea towel, which is exclusive and very limited edition (right...) which comes accompanied by a book of rehashed old newspaper columns written by the jeans 'n' jacket xenophobe. Yours for just £28.99. The book is £7.37 on Amazon, so that's a bargain £21.62 for a tea towel. But it's limited edition and exclusive remember. Something to leave for your grandkids to marvel over, after you've gone.


    If none of the treats offered so far have tempted you, how about this? A scented candle which the great man assures us has been specially developed to have the stench of his sweaty testicles. Ha ha ha! Do you get it? Ha ha. It says ******** on the tin! Ha ha ha. What a laugh! What a guy! What a tremendous joke! And at only £22.50, it's definitely not on me, the purchaser of such a fun and comical item! Clarkson must have loads of 'Ratner' moments in private where he has a laugh with his goons and hirelings. "Yeah, then I sold 'em a 50p candle in a tin for £22.50 and told 'em it smelt like my bolllocks. Seriously. Any-damn-thing they'll buy. Tell you what, get some cheap air fresheners and tell 'em they smell of my farts. Oh, I don't know. Thirty quid. You wait and see. They'll fly off the shelf...."


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  28. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Outstanding rant. Bravo.
  29. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

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  30. Eric IS Bananman

    Eric IS Bananman Academy Graduate

    So you're not a fan?
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  31. hornmeister

    hornmeister Club Legend

    It's a Hammond like small man rant.

    Clive is Hammond and I claim my jar of bee juice prize for outing him.
  32. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    I would honestly pay to read a weekly publication containing nothing but Clive rants.

    Pure entertainment.
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  33. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    I read it twice, outstanding.
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  34. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    You must live up my way then Clive. Next rant - Soho Farmhouse please.
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  35. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Taking the thread a bit of piste, but it’s amazing how idiots will pay through the nose for stuff just because of an association to something or someone who is famous or has been on TV.

    I’m sick of seeing videos of that bloody Salt Bae, and people paying £650 for a steak or £100 for a burger, just because it’s got some worthless gold leaf on and he dropped some salt on it. Alongside £13 for a Red Bull and £20 for some mash, apparently.

    “Oh look, that person is on TV or social media, let’s go and pay through the nose for something so we can try and show everyone we’ve somehow got some association to them” pathetic.
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