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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Diamond Dog » 09 May 2021, 21:44

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Up to episode 3 of the excellent "Mare Of Easttown" about a police detective (Kate Winslet) in a Pennsylvanian town, who has a complicated murder case to solve, along with a complicated life outside of the job.

Really well paced with some very strong performances, it looks like growing into a real thriller as the miniseries progresses.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Samoan » 11 May 2021, 14:17

Rev. Series 1.

Tom Hollander plays Vicar Adam Smalbone, newly appointed to an inner-city London church after leaving a small rural Suffolk parish together with his lawyer wife Alex (Olivia Colman).
An absolute joy and it's quite unsurprisingly BBC2's highest rated sitcom (and has been sold to 140 countries.)

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby The Prof » 18 May 2021, 09:24

It's got all the elements of classic Coen Bros. another tale where random odd things seem to happen and I've only watched episode 1

Series 4 of Fargo. C4 now on.

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 18 May 2021, 09:50

Inside No. 9

Continues to be great.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby slightbreeze » 30 May 2021, 13:04

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Can't believe I missed this first time around. Just starting Season 3 ....fabulous series ...and on BBC2 as well :o

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Samoan » 31 May 2021, 16:40

Don't you all adore Michael Portillo, his jaunty outfits and his passion for trains.
There's absolutely nothing to match the sheer beauty of the British landscape.

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby The Prof » 01 Jun 2021, 10:29

I think "adore" is a bit strong!

"tolerate as a travel presenter" might be closer.

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Rorschach » 02 Jun 2021, 10:37

The Prof wrote:I think "adore" is a bit strong!

"tolerate as a travel presenter" might be closer.


I wouldn't even go that far.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby The Prof » 02 Jun 2021, 11:10

Just when you thought every thing possible to do with The Fuhrer had been 'investigated' by Yesterday TV, out comes a classic

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no clue as to whereabouts in the Albert Hall though.

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Minnie the Minx » 12 Jun 2021, 17:56

Minnie the Minx wrote:I'd refused to listen to anyone who suggested that the American version of 'The Office" was any good and the appeal of "Arrested Development" had also completely passed me by. I've changed my mind about both - and Arrested Development has given me more laughs than almost anything else I've watched in the past couple of years.


We just finished the final episode of the final series of The (American) Office. A pleasure from start to finish and judging by my tears at the end credits some of those characters really fucking got to me!
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Rorschach » 14 Jun 2021, 09:29

Lupin Part 2.

After three episodes it all seems pretty much sorted so I haven't a clue what the final two episodes will be about.

Generally, it doesn't seem to be as engaging as the first 5 episodes but likeable enough.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Neige » 14 Jun 2021, 09:48

Rorschach wrote:Lupin Part 2.

After three episodes it all seems pretty much sorted so I haven't a clue what the final two episodes will be about.

Generally, it doesn't seem to be as engaging as the first 5 episodes but likeable enough.


We stopped after Episode 7 last night...

While I really enjoyed the first half, this is rather hard-going and much more lazily directed and acted (the scene in the derelict mansion for instance was really bad cinema)

Loads of illogical stuff that does my brain in, too - starting with the dog only barking half the times he should.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Rorschach » 14 Jun 2021, 11:02

Neige wrote:
We stopped after Episode 7 last night...

While I really enjoyed the first half, this is rather hard-going and much more lazily directed and acted (the scene in the derelict mansion for instance was really bad cinema)

Loads of illogical stuff that does my brain in, too - starting with the dog only barking half the times he should.


I'm going to make it to the end now, but I can fully understand what you mean. A huge drop off in quality between the two halves of the series.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Samoan » 15 Jun 2021, 10:41

The Line of Beauty, a Brideshead Revisited for late 1980's London although in this case the illness that the gullible and hapless 'guest and family friend' has to babysit and try to keep in check is bipolar disorder.

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HIV and AIDS hover over all three episodes: there are friends who become ill whilst still firmly in the closet and there are those who disappear.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Rorschach » 18 Jun 2021, 12:10

Neige wrote:
Rorschach wrote:Lupin Part 2.


We stopped after Episode 7 last night...


You did the right thing. I made it to the end but the final episode in particular was abysmal. It was shocking just how bad it was.
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