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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Snarfyguy » 21 Nov 2017, 19:46

^^ Yeah, that was a good episode and he's a really funny character. I've got through the first season now and have the second queued up on Netflix.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Sneelock » 21 Nov 2017, 19:53

Jared's ride in Peter Gregory's car was great too.
Peter Gregory was my favorite character. I really loved how they dealt with the death of the actor and used that to goose the character arcs in the series. what a splendid cast.
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Postby Samoan » 21 Nov 2017, 20:18

Can a four part dramatization of E. M. Forster's masterpiece, Howards End be more Powerful than the film of 20 years ago that won 3 Oscars ? I think it's got a good shot based on the first 2 episodes.
Hayley Atwell, (who is being mentored by Emma Thompson to "find your own Margaret") is a strong female lead as Margaret Schlegel and Leonard Bast is incredibly poignant and is perfectly played by Joseph Quinn.

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby jimboo » 22 Nov 2017, 20:49

Sorry Samoan , it really is a dreadful borefest , it's just stupid posh arsewipes being stupid posh arsewipes , it's so terribly terrible.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Samoan » 22 Nov 2017, 21:15

jimboo wrote:Sorry Samoan , it really is a dreadful borefest , it's just stupid posh arsewipes being stupid posh arsewipes , it's so terribly terrible.

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby The Modernist » 22 Nov 2017, 22:49

jimboo wrote:Sorry Samoan , it really is a dreadful borefest , it's just stupid posh arsewipes being stupid posh arsewipes , it's so terribly terrible.


I have to agree. EM Forster is a tedious writer whose work can't be updated in any interesting way.

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby pcqgod » 23 Nov 2017, 00:05

Finally watched this.

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Samoan » 23 Nov 2017, 08:00

The Modernist wrote:
jimboo wrote:Sorry Samoan , it really is a dreadful borefest , it's just stupid posh arsewipes being stupid posh arsewipes , it's so terribly terrible.


I have to agree. EM Forster is a tedious writer whose work can't be updated in any interesting way.

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby savoirefaire » 24 Nov 2017, 08:26

I started watching the Netflix TV-reboot of Spike Jonze's "She's got it" and I am hooked.
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Postby wannabee enfant terrible » 26 Nov 2017, 17:45

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby pcqgod » 06 Dec 2017, 21:02

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While waiting for my season 2 set to come in, i'm watching this from episode one again. Fantastic stuff. No other show of its kind has such a detailed and believable story-universe.

Meanwhile, filming on season 3 has wrapped.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Snarfyguy » 19 Dec 2017, 21:25

Seems like everybody's watching Stranger Things, so we're seeing what all the fuss is about.

There are a lot of overt nods to Twin Peaks, I'll say that.
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Postby Copehead » 19 Dec 2017, 22:57

Snarfyguy wrote:Seems like everybody's watching Stranger Things, so we're seeing what all the fuss is about.

There are a lot of overt nods to Twin Peaks, I'll say that.


There probably are but I never notice things like that
I notice poor Will has a face built for misery and Dustin one for gurning

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Sneelock » 20 Dec 2017, 01:33

I enjoyed it. I yelled at the TV a lot. that's usually a good sign these days.
both seasons were great but that kid that played Eleven in season one she is just SCARY good. what a talent!
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Copehead » 20 Dec 2017, 03:35

Sneelock wrote:I enjoyed it. I yelled at the TV a lot. that's usually a good sign these days.
both seasons were great but that kid that played Eleven in season one she is just SCARY good. what a talent!


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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby pcqgod » 20 Dec 2017, 19:30

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Four episodes into this so far. Even having read the book (although years ago) this offers some surprises. It seems to rely a lot of shock value, but so far it's keeping me engaged.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Jeemo » 20 Dec 2017, 19:38

Watching the Crown. The behind the scenes protocol and power of the Courtiers is very interesting. It's not the soft soap job I thought it would be. The Queen Mother and The Duke of Windsor are very unflatteringly portrayed.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby pcqgod » 25 Jan 2018, 15:35

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Not sure what to make of this 'Waco' miniseries that aired its first episode last night. Taylor Kitsch's portrayal of David Koresh as a seemingly good-natured, if manipulative would-be-messiah might be accurate based on the recollections of people who knew him, but they have yet to graphically portray the dark side of what was going on in the Mt. Carmel compound.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Snarfyguy » 25 Jan 2018, 15:37

Ray Donovan Season 4 - Too of much of the priest character; he's getting to be a pest. Here's hoping Ray kicks his ass.

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Toby » 26 Jan 2018, 12:48

I'm enjoying Britannia. It's hammy nonsense in many respects, but I'm glad that they didn't try and make it "serious" as it were. Vaguely psychedelic and Jez Butterworth's script is starting to do more unusual things than I had expected.