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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Rorschach » 04 Feb 2021, 16:24

The Prof wrote:It's a credible enough science-fi plot though (after the 1st few episodes) it seems like it's designed to sit in the middle of a Venn diagram of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars and The Terminator.


Well that sounds good!
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Rorschach » 04 Feb 2021, 16:31

Am I the only one who's admitting to having watched Bridgerton?
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Neil Jung » 05 Feb 2021, 18:55

Rorschach wrote:Am I the only one who's admitting to having watched Bridgerton?


Possibly. What did you make of it?
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby mudshark » 05 Feb 2021, 19:41

There's a lot of hype around Bridgerton and that's probably the main reason why I haven't bothered. Is it worth it?
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Rorschach » 07 Feb 2021, 12:19

It's really stupid but I loved the first half of it. It goes downhill after a bit but it's loads of fun for a while.
It looks great and I think it manages to avoid being twee by not taking itself too seriously.

I recommend giving it a go. You could well find it awful but you might, as I was, be pleasantly surprised.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Jimbly » 07 Feb 2021, 22:14

We watched half of it. It was alright but there's much better stuff to watch and not enough time.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby slightbreeze » 08 Feb 2021, 17:29

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Great entertainment

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Rorschach » 09 Feb 2021, 13:46

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Great entertainment



It is, but I was really pissed off when it ended in the middle of the bloody story. Somehow, I hadn't known that was going to happen. And we're going to have to wait ages for the next half of the story.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby slightbreeze » 09 Feb 2021, 15:30

Apparently, the next 5 are completed, so it least there won't be hold up because of Covid. I hate it when Netflix say "coming soon", and, invariably, it's months

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Re: Now Watching on TV

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby The Prof » 24 Feb 2021, 20:58

slightbreeze wrote:Image

Great entertainment


The first 10 minutes were just so implausible I gave up :(

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby The Prof » 24 Feb 2021, 21:04

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Fascinating, if somewhat contrived. Now on iPlayer.

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby The Prof » 25 Feb 2021, 14:44

There's a lot of information and fascinating facts... but at the end of the day, I haven't a clue what the point is it's trying to make!

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby The Prof » 26 Feb 2021, 15:15

All 6 episodes watched and one thing I will say is that the soundtrack is fantastic. Headless Heroes, Cigarettes After Sex, Skeeter Davis, Lua and ending with Natural’s Not In It by Gang Of Four.

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Belle Lettre » 26 Feb 2021, 17:28

Rorschach wrote:Am I the only one who's admitting to having watched Bridgerton?

By no means! I enjoyed it greatly
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Belle Lettre » 26 Feb 2021, 17:30

The Prof wrote:
slightbreeze wrote:Image

Great entertainment


The first 10 minutes were just so implausible I gave up :(

The clue is in the title :)
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Rorschach » 27 Feb 2021, 19:22

Belle Lettre wrote:
Rorschach wrote:Am I the only one who's admitting to having watched Bridgerton?

By no means! I enjoyed it greatly


Hurrah!

I think it have to be one of the ladies to say that though. It's the kind of programme that makes all the blokes on here come over all Johnny Fartpants.

I'd rather have a nest of Amazonian fire ants in my underpants than have to watch that crap!

That sort of thing.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Belle Lettre » 28 Feb 2021, 11:22

Yes, well, they don't get satire.

Just finished The Stand. Despite all the quibbles and criticisms from long-term book fans, me included, it wasn't bad at all. As my co-watcher said, if you look at it as a "greatest hits of The Stand" it works.

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby The Prof » 01 Mar 2021, 08:53

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A bit like The Shawshank Redemption but without all the elements that made The Shawshank Redemption a great film.

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby The Modernist » 04 Mar 2021, 10:46

The Prof wrote:There's a lot of information and fascinating facts... but at the end of the day, I haven't a clue what the point is it's trying to make!


"It's all gone wrong" would be a good summary!

Beyond that, there was no clear point that I could make out. There is more than element of the charlatan about Curtis, that he is pulling the wool over our eyes. As a "documentary" it's a failure, but they do make for a fascinating and provocative watch.