Favourite TV Series

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

  1. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    It's watchable but pretty cringy. It's like a 69 year old Express reader designed all the characters.
  2. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Thing is, at least Ramsey, Blumenthal or Raymond Blanc are celebrated for their culinary skill. This bloke is just famous for being weird about how he sprinkles salt.

    Utter lunacy. And he pays his staff a pittance according to some articles.
  3. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    It’s a restaurant for complete and utter idiots. He’s also generally only at a restaurant for the first month or so it’s open. He then moves on to the next one that’s opening, so anyone visiting the London one now is paying extortionate prices for some poor sap on minimum wage to sprinkle salt on their £650 steak.
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  4. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Some reviews describe it as very PC, so there is clearly something for everyone.

    It’s comedy drama, not especially realistic and the stereotypes are not exactly hidden. It’s simply a vehicle for making those stereotypes talk to each other which it does a reasonable job of albeit superficially. A bit like WFC Forums.
  5. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Being aware of itself being cringy doesn't stop it being cringy. The 'woke woman' and the 'tory toff' are the worst, but the clever asian girl and the social media celeb are also pretty 2d. As is the lawyer's nasty colleague.
  6. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Also, does gold leaf taste good? Are there any health benefits? It seems to me that digestible gold is the secret ingredient in every stupidly overpriced dish ever, where they can't actually make it taste worth 500 quid, so resort to pumping rare metals in instead.
  7. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    If you eat enough gold leaf do you drop a gilded turd?
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  8. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    I’ve seen a few videos where people have bought it off Amazon and recreated it:

    Edible Gold Leaf Sheets,10 Sheets 4.33 cm Gold Foil for Cooking, Cakes & Chocolates, Decoration, Health & Spa (10 Sheets) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07YKSVCPW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_238PFASQFF4YCJB3XZ55

    £6.99 for ten sheets. I’ve no idea of the nutritional benefits, but put it on a burger and apparently mugs will pay £100 for it.
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  9. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    I just binge watched series 1 of "Departure" and I am going to start on series 2 very soon, as it was really good.
  10. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Dopesick was a lot more than I expected it to be. First of all the script: it really crackles even if you don't ignore all of the very clumsy 'explainers' (in pharmacology, data analysis and introduction of the real-life characters) - the writers (and production staff) managed to produce a vibrant and compelling story (which is basically detailed/summarised in my OP's footnote) in over just under 9 hours of TV that's extremely sympathetic to addicts. The stuff with the Sackler family I was willing to swallow as:
    1. I am extremely knowledgable about how modern pharma operates.
    2. Understand that the super hyper rich live very lives/lifestyles compared to us 'normal' people.
    Standout performance was Michael Keaton (I looked on wiki - FFS he's appeared in some real crap)
    his descent from small town doctor to junkie was extremely credible
    who co-produced the series.

    Highly, highly recommended - if it didn't have the 'explainers' I would rate it as 'flawless' television.
  11. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Back in the real world it looks like the states are 'forcing' the retailers to go after Purdue...
  12. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Gotta be honest, I'm a bit sceptical about that ruling. I've used both CVS and Walgreens for scripts before and they're pretty damn thorough - and that was for non-opioid prescriptions. Of course, I haven't really tried to blag an opioid so I guess it might be easier than I'm envisioning.

    Strikes me of trying to find someone with money to blame, really.

    There's definitely a problem with over-prescription in the States, but I'm sure most of it is coming from actual doctors rather than people faking scripts. It's unbelievably easy to blag painkillers over here with even the most basic of doctor's visit. That's a profit-making healthcare system for you....
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  13. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    I *think* it was Walgreens who were the first to actually try to stop stop stocking Oxy as the insurance claims for all their break-ins got so numerous that their stores were getting classed as 'uninsurable' - this was until Purdue reps 'informed' them that the scale of the litigation (class action law suits) they 'could' face from patients being 'denied access to life-saving medication' would destroy the companies...
  14. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    UFO and Space 1999.

  15. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    So The Outlaws series 1 finished. I'm aware series 2 has been commissioned, but it did a terrible job of wrapping up any of the threads of the various characters.

    After 5 episodes of setting up all their disastrous lived, it resolved nothing. Very unsatisfactory.
  16. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Tiger King 2 is boring
  17. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    It's all been covered to death.
  18. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    New South Park 'film': 60 mins of purile humour that relies on little but swearing and juvenile arse gags. Are they showing these monthly as I read somewhere that they have made 16 of these?
  19. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    Can I submit a series that has turned to utter sh*t?


    After 2 episodes of series 3 its absolute cr*p. Made it halfway through episode 5 before Mrs Diamond had to lock the knives away.
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  20. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Finished the first part of the final series of Money Heist last night. Excellent show.

    Also recently watched Its A Sin which is also fantastic.
  21. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    **** you too m8, I'm trying my best alright.
  22. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    South Park is absolutely brilliant, in general. Could count on both hands the number of genuinely crap episodes. Not seen this latest special, though. I think it's 16 specials across the next 10 years, or something similar.
  23. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    I'm trying not to do spoilers but when Cartman turned up I was laughing so much my son thought I was having a heart attack..
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