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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby driftin » 31 Aug 2018, 12:43

Not quite TV but it could very well be.



@darknessfish you might find this interesting

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Copehead » 31 Aug 2018, 22:45

Naked Dating, Channel 4.

Just watched a minute of this while flicking around; you see fannies and everything and not just flashes, what is the world coming to, we are fucked, have these people no self respect?

I am starting to think Mary Whitehouse wasn't a house proud town mouse, she had a point.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Rayge » 01 Sep 2018, 19:23

The Modernist wrote:Murder in Soho. A full length doc about the murder of celebrated boxer Freddie Mills. Catch it on iplayer, it's worth it. I do think they've probably solved the case.


Yep, I think they did. Really good doc. Glad they punted that Jack the Stripper shit into touch pretty sharpish.

Anyway, anyone else liking Jed Mercurio's new series, Bodyguard? It's pretty damn nifty, first two eps on iPlayer, another one tomorrow night.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Deebank » 03 Sep 2018, 12:06

Rayge wrote:
The Modernist wrote:Murder in Soho. A full length doc about the murder of celebrated boxer Freddie Mills. Catch it on iplayer, it's worth it. I do think they've probably solved the case.


Yep, I think they did. Really good doc. Glad they punted that Jack the Stripper shit into touch pretty sharpish.

Anyway, anyone else liking Jed Mercurio's new series, Bodyguard? It's pretty damn nifty, first two eps on iPlayer, another one tomorrow night.


Yes, enjoyable... Mad, but good TV.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Diamond Dog » 09 Sep 2018, 09:47

Watched this last night on C4 :

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/mas ... allymurphy

"Massacre At Ballymurphy" detailing the events six months before Bloody Sunday, where the British Army used the first three days of the newly introduced internment to- in essence- terorise a strongly Catholic part of Belfast..... killing 11 citizens, with seemingly no provocation, in what has to be assumed was pre-determined slaughter.

A really harrowing documentary that is well worth searching out.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Snarfyguy » 10 Sep 2018, 15:42

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I'm finding this quite entertaining.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Eddie Shah environment » 10 Sep 2018, 23:53

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Very, very good.

Season 2 just started, I think.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby The Modernist » 11 Sep 2018, 04:08

Really..I didn't rate it at all and I usually love anything 70s New York related.

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Postby Eddie Shah environment » 11 Sep 2018, 06:14

I don't know why you wouldn't rate it, allowing for differences in taste and all that.

Are you getting tired of 70s cliches in film? Or was it something else?
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby caramba » 11 Sep 2018, 09:40

Snarfyguy wrote:Image

I'm finding this quite entertaining.


Gave it two episodes - one more than most shows get - way too twee for my liking

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby The Modernist » 11 Sep 2018, 14:23

BOXO wrote:I don't know why you wouldn't rate it, allowing for differences in taste and all that.

Are you getting tired of 70s cliches in film? Or was it something else?


No, I just didn't think the story-lines or characters were very compelling. One episode was much like the other ..pimps sitting around passing the time of day. It did look great though!

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby the masked man » 17 Sep 2018, 21:28

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Derry Girls

...or, as I call it, Beebsy's Diary: The Series. A colleague at work from Northern Ireland alerted me to this wonderful show, as a group of teenage girls in Derry (plus an English cousin of one of them) negotiate the trials of being a teenager as they live in a place where soldiers walk the streets and bombs go off. Well-observed, sharply-scripted and full of really great acting, this is a true gem. And it does make the same point as B's diary extracts - history might be being made on the streets outside, but normal teenage life goes on regardless.

The whole series can be streamed from the Channel 4 website. Well worth a watch.

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Snarfyguy » 18 Sep 2018, 01:47

BOXO wrote:Image

Very, very good.

Season 2 just started, I think.

They were just filming a scene downstairs on my block (which has managed to remain architecturally unchanged since the 60s) a couple of weeks ago, so we stopped to watch for a bit. Period cars going by, extras all decked out - pretty fun.

We enjoyed the first season; will inevitably watch the second, although Modernist has a point - it's not GREAT.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby driftin » 22 Sep 2018, 15:17

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Really good.

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby the masked man » 23 Sep 2018, 14:19

I've watched the first two episodes of Killing Eve. Enjoyable, and offbeat - you can tell the writer has previously worked in sitcoms as there's a lot of sly humour. It's certainly an odd decision to make a professional killer something of a comic figure, and it will be interesting to see how this works out. Also pleased to see a rare English-language role for the great Kim Bodnia.

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Sneelock » Yesterday, 18:14

over the weekend we polished off Season Five of Bojack Horseman on Netflix.
I thought the first couple of episodes were pretty week. yeah, I get it, it's for adults. I almost bailed. I enjoyed it but I thought maybe the show had jumped the shark. Glad I stuck with it. many of this seasons episodes feature back stories on the characters that, like the series itself, are way more character driven than you'd expect an adult animation TV series to be. which is not to say that it can't be sophomoric - it is but it gets a lot of mileage out of that stuff. one character invents a sex robot that becomes his boss. people think the dildo laden contraption yelling "OH BABY" is some sort of management genius. LOL.
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the show is chock full of really pointed satire about where our pop culture rudder is at right fucking now - streaming TV shows, Instagram selfies, celebrity culture, #metoo etc.. I'm not sure how well this stuff will date but it might be one for the time capsule. BoJack Horseman, if you've avoided it so far, is a washed up TV star. His career is revived when a caring person writes a bio about him. His amazing agent gets his career on an upswing but he is filled with self loathing. the show doles out the reasons why in flashbacks and narrative curveballs that are sometimes brilliant and sometimes exasperating. Each season ends with an emotional land mine and this one really worked for me.

I'm looking forward to season six.
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