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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby pcqgod » 31 Jan 2020, 03:27

Tom Waits For No One wrote:
Powehi wrote:
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Bing-watched it last week. Absolutely fantastic show - one of the best of last year.


What do you think happened to the guy that squirted 'lubricant' over himself before slipping down the drain?
Series 2?


Google "Lube Guy Explained" if you want an answer. I think it's funnier if he is not explained at all.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 02 Feb 2020, 13:31

pcqgod wrote:
Tom Waits For No One wrote:
Powehi wrote:

Bing-watched it last week. Absolutely fantastic show - one of the best of last year.


What do you think happened to the guy that squirted 'lubricant' over himself before slipping down the drain?
Series 2?


Google "Lube Guy Explained" if you want an answer. I think it's funnier if he is not explained at all.


Ah! Thanks for that.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Geezee » 05 Feb 2020, 11:11

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after my cousin badgered me for the umpteenth time to watch it, I finally saw the very first episode. It looks interesting (I mean that genuinely). Ted Danson is great in everything, isn't he? The only thing that bugged me, strangely, is the high production values - you almost long for a bad shot, or a fluffed line. Every scene looks like it cost millions. Squeaky clean, flashy. Anyway I'm looking forward to watching the rest of the first series.


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Watched all 3 series back to back and just getting to the end of series 3.

A great comedy with plenty of real laugh out loud moments rather than just smiles.

Danson is great, they all are.

Life, death, philosophy, morality, ethics, heaven, hell and a forking shirt load of great writing and high production values.

It has occasional poor episodes, what great comedy doesn't, mainly the ones with too many demons in especially Trevor, but Mindy Sinclair is one of the most inspired bit part comedy characters ever, with Derek a tiny step behind - There are wind chimes where my ding dong should be; we'll work with that. And what about Donkey Doug and Pill Boy?

I thought the first few episodes were a little slow but when it blossomed it really blossomed.

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The Good Place really deserves its own thread, but I guess this will have to do. We binge-watched the final episodes now and it does end on a high note (pardon the pun). Although I will say, hopefully without sounding too much like an OK boomer, that I'm finding it less and less enjoyable to binge-watch anything these days - it really nulls the senses and it feels like you are just ploughing through to the end. But The Good Place really is up there with the great American TV series, and I'm now just gearing up to watch the final episodes of Bojack Horseman which are the two best things I've seen in many years. Good Place is at times overwhelming - I felt lost and disconnected sometimes because it jumps so much from one setting to another - but it's a series I'd happily watch again to get more of that context. Ultimately, perhaps Eleanor's final story line feels a bit on the cheap side, over how she finds peace with herself (which happens both startlingly quickly but also feels a bit generic - and at least I was convinced that there was no way she had done enough to feel at peace so assumed she was going to turn back one more time...but she then walks through and that's it). I was hoping perhaps for a bit more wisdom, which is probably a bit too much to ask for from a sitcom.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Powehi » 05 Feb 2020, 14:46

Don't F**k with Cats - Despite the silly title, the latest in Netflix' coveyor belt of fascinatingly moreish true crime docs. After one especially jaw dropping revelation around halfway through ep 1 I had to check online to make sure the whole thing wasn't some elaborate hoax.

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Powehi » 05 Feb 2020, 14:48

Tom Waits For No One wrote:
pcqgod wrote:
Tom Waits For No One wrote:
What do you think happened to the guy that squirted 'lubricant' over himself before slipping down the drain?
Series 2?


Google "Lube Guy Explained" if you want an answer. I think it's funnier if he is not explained at all.


Ah! Thanks for that.


Sorry for the late reply, my computer has been fucked up and only just come back from Apple - apparently repaired but with the type skipping all over the place as it did before it went in for servicing

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Copehead » 07 Feb 2020, 11:26

On the go at the moment

Watchmen: covered elsewhere

The Witcher - OK you have to have played the video games I'd imagine as no one has probably read the books, jumps around across diffrent time lines, at least 4 I think, without telling you, that is surely just going to confuse people coming to it fresh.
The Witcher is perfectly cast and the back story for Yennifer was excellent. But in the end it all seems a bit incoherent because of all the jumping around in time, I am sure it will all tie up when he meets Ciri at the end of series one and series 2 will be more straight forward perhaps, who knows.

The Mandolorian; have only just started this, production values look good, background music, as with the Witcher, is atrocious.

Enjoyed the BBC Dracula - "Welcome to England Count Dracula, what kept you?" was the line of the year.

Also really enjoyed A Christmas Carol despite people hating it for making it darker, surely that was just going to the places that Dickens could only hint at.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Powehi » 07 Feb 2020, 12:27

Copehead wrote:On the go at the moment

Watchmen: covered elsewhere

The Witcher - OK you have to have played the video games I'd imagine as no one has probably read the books, jumps around across diffrent time lines, at least 4 I think, without telling you, that is surely just going to confuse people coming to it fresh.
The Witcher is perfectly cast and the back story for Yennifer was excellent. But in the end it all seems a bit incoherent because of all the jumping around in time, I am sure it will all tie up when he meets Ciri at the end of series one and series 2 will be more straight forward perhaps, who knows.

The Mandolorian; have only just started this, production values look good, background music, as with the Witcher, is atrocious.

Enjoyed the BBC Dracula - "Welcome to England Count Dracula, what kept you?" was the line of the year.

Also really enjoyed A Christmas Carol despite people hating it for making it darker, surely that was just going to the places that Dickens could only hint at.



Enjoyed the Witcher immensely as it had its tongue planted firmly in its cheek a la Xena

Best line (of many) in Dracula for me was "I may be undead, but I'm not unreasonable". Lovely tip of the hat to inside number 9 onboard the ship during episode 2

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby The Prof » 07 Feb 2020, 13:38

I've just finished this on NowTV. It was •OK•

Some of the characters were unbelievable and the things they did ridiculous but it passed a few hours

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby The Prof » 11 Feb 2020, 23:39

It could have been set in Berlin in 1946, but it’s set in Baghdad in 2004. A pretty good crime drama set against the backdrop of chaos and occupation in Iraq.

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Tomahawk Kid » Yesterday, 23:01

A latecomer to this show but I'm binge watching Inside No 9 on BBC iPlayer at the moment. I'm up to series 4 now. Very clever, very dark, and sometimes very funny. At 30 minutes an episode just right. A very talented pair are Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton.

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Powehi » Today, 09:43

Tomahawk Kid wrote:A latecomer to this show but I'm binge watching Inside No 9 on BBC iPlayer at the moment. I'm up to series 4 now. Very clever, very dark, and sometimes very funny. At 30 minutes an episode just right. A very talented pair are Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton.


Wonderful series - beautifully written, directed and acted. The level of care extends right down to the choice of equipment used (the ~Grampus one at the start of series 3 was all shot on 1970s video cameras).

Despite featuring just one joke and zero horror tropes, Monday night's Love's Great Adventure was one of the best they've done.