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by Tommy
Fri Sep 23, 2022 10:07 pm
Forum: Music & Literature
Topic: Currently Reading
Replies: 271
Views: 89837

Re: Currently Reading

So I finally got around to finishing the First Law trilogy 20-odd years after starting it, and, much as I enjoyed them as a whole, I'm left a little cold by the ending, and I don't mean that I've inadvertently touched the Other Side. The finale leaves almost every character's story unfinished, and ...
by Tommy
Fri Sep 23, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series
Replies: 1700
Views: 351752

Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Cobra Kai season 5 I’ve stopped caring whether this is actually good from a critical standpoint because it’s such pure, shameless entertainment that I’d feel churlish to nitpick at it. I’ve rattled through this season at lightning speed and I enjoyed it more than season 4, which I thought was a bit...
by Tommy
Sun Jul 24, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series
Replies: 1700
Views: 351752

Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

loved Gomorrah. Every season was slightly worse than the one preceeding it but even series 5 was excellent. Like all shows it became deritive. It should have ended at 4. First two are excellent, no doubt. Dropped a bit in the third but still good. Watched the first few of four earlier and enjoyed t...
by Tommy
Sun Jul 24, 2022 10:41 am
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series
Replies: 1700
Views: 351752

Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

I own it but have not read it yet - it is in the pile and the next on my list. Just watched the final episode of Season 3. I’m not really sure whether to keep watching. I’ve enjoyed the first 3, but Ciro was the show after Pietro’s death. As enjoyable as I’ve found it, there’s basically only three ...
by Tommy
Sat Jul 23, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series
Replies: 1700
Views: 351752

Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Snowy wrote:
Sat Jul 23, 2022 8:32 pm
I stuck through to the end. After they had covered the content of the book, the actor who plays Ciro takes on directing and they move to S3 it definitely went downhill, although I must say I still really enjoyed it (there were some very silly moments, but still).
Have you read the book(s?)?
by Tommy
Sat Jul 23, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series
Replies: 1700
Views: 351752

Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Been watching Gomorrah - currently got up to the penultimate episode of Season 3. It's good if you like violence and no pattern whatsoever to character arcs; not worth getting attached to any characters at all. I'm concerned it's going to get a bit samey, but I think the first season in particular w...
by Tommy
Sat Jul 23, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Football
Replies: 164
Views: 46971

Re: Football

Mate, they've just confirmed Conte on an 18-month contract. His interview the other day was crazy. I've never seen someone dare a board to sack them before. Back pedalling now. That passion's propelled us back to the Champions League although 4th equals group game entry, not that I'm complaining, j...
by Tommy
Sat Mar 05, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: Ukraine
Replies: 436
Views: 20966

Re: Ukraine

If putin keeps up this tough talk about "not only will Ukraine but the whole world" regret this or that (paraphrasing the latest spouting off he's done) I think he might end up with a cruise missile or three on his head - if he ever comes out of his bunker, that is. I worry that he's created such a...
by Tommy
Sat Mar 05, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: Ukraine
Replies: 436
Views: 20966

Re: Ukraine

Achtung Englander wrote:
Sat Mar 05, 2022 6:41 pm
Unfortunately right now the Russians are not getting the news and a lot are brainwashed
In this age though that's a matter of time surely.
by Tommy
Sat Mar 05, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: Ukraine
Replies: 436
Views: 20966

Re: Ukraine

I think he has lukemia - which explains the urgency on his part. No matter how you break this down he is going to remembered in the history books for fucking it all up for the Russians. 20 years work undone in weeks. It's 20 years work, undone in weeks that (if/when he goes) is reversed in less tha...
by Tommy
Sat Mar 05, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: Ukraine
Replies: 436
Views: 20966

Re: Ukraine

I can't shake the thought that he's purposefully destroying significant parts of the country just to make it an unsuitable addition to NATO. Depleting their armed forces, destroying the cities, wrecking the economy (just think how much it's going to cost to repair all of the damage being done); it'...
by Tommy
Sat Mar 05, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: Ukraine
Replies: 436
Views: 20966

Re: Ukraine

It's not even just the troop to population ratio, it's the quality of those troops that's important (by which I mean their training, their supply lines and their motivation to fight insurgency). If the ratio is somewhere between Afghanistan and Iraq levels, look at how disastrous those occupations ...
by Tommy
Sat Mar 05, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series
Replies: 1700
Views: 351752

Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

It's been a while since I saw the previous season so I can't remember whether there's an answer to my latter question there. My guess is that Elizabeth Shue wasn't available, or simply didn't want a larger role in the series. She played a fairly important role in bringing Johnny and Daniel together...
by Tommy
Sat Mar 05, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: Ukraine
Replies: 436
Views: 20966

Re: Ukraine

I saw something interesting on Twitter this morning which was about an old study by Lehman Brothers economists (I know), on armed forces occupancy required for successful invasions.

by Tommy
Sat Mar 05, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series
Replies: 1700
Views: 351752

Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

The inclusion of Stingray again was bloody stupid though, got to be a better way to get to the arrest. I get the feeling Stingray is just there to get properly beaten up by the adult antagonists, because doing so to one of the kids would be a step too far for censors. I know they've gotten into a f...