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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Samoan » 17 Jun 2017, 19:29

Mercy Street on the Drama channel is 3 episodes in and it's compelling, fascinating viewing, especially for me knowing almost nothing about the American Civil War.
It follows two volunteer nurses from opposing sides working in a once grand hotel in Virginia which has been converted into a makeshift hospital.

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The above makes for a pretty picture but there are some more uncomfortable scenes such as a civilian doctor undertaking a previously unperformed operation on his own injured brother: stoical New England Abolitionist nurse reads out the anatomical instructions to him from a book whilst timid, but toughening-up Southern Belle Confederate nurse copes well with the chloroform anaesthetic.

Absorbing, brilliantly acted drama.

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby pcqgod » 07 Jul 2017, 17:23

Watched "Get Smart" season 2 and now watching "The Man from UNCLE" season 1 on dvd.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Samoan » 19 Jul 2017, 13:33

How have I only just found out about Detectorists.
It's an absolute joy and a fest of gentle English eccentrism.
Mackenzie Crook, who also wrote & directed, and Toby Jones are cast to perfection...

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Geezee » 19 Jul 2017, 16:27

Samoan wrote:How have I only just found out about Detectorists.
It's an absolute joy and a fest of gentle English eccentrism.
Mackenzie Crook, who also wrote & directed, and Toby Jones are cast to perfection...

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I could sit happily through a weekend just watching episode after episode, and somehow feel like I was becoming a better person in doing so.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Snarfyguy » 19 Jul 2017, 16:45

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I like this kind of Danny McBride vehicle, although I wouldn't necessarily recommend it to someone who wasn't already interested. It's a bit niche-y, I guess.
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