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

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

Post by Alan » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:46 am

Achtung Englander wrote:
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This one is on Netflix..... Just watched Rillington Place which we really liked and ended up binging the 3, hour long episodes in one sitting. It’s the retelling of serial killer John Christie in post war Britain. Tim Roth plays Christie and he does it so well that you can barely tell that it’s him.
I have up after watching 1.5 episodes. It is a pale retelling compared to the brilliant film which did not shy away from showing the rapes and murders. This version was so sanitised (with all the gruesome parts off-screen) it was like watching a retelling by CBeebies
It is fairly sanitised and rapes were only subtlety implied but I thought Roth played his as such a detestable little shit that that was almost the point. It didn’t need to show you the really awful stuff, it mostly only showed what other people seen of him.

On the Roth note we started watching Tin star which seems good but cliche and some old tropes are working their way in by the 2nd episode.
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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Post by Sly Boots » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:31 pm

On a recommendation from a friend, starting watching Inside No9 on Prime, written by and starring Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton of League of Gentleman fame.

I know it's a few years old now, but not heard of it before. Enjoying it greatly, though - it's good watching short 30-minute one-off episodes, each with a dark twist of some kind. There is humour, but definitely of the black variety.

Favourite of the first season was the burglary gone wrong in A Quiet Night In (or whatever it's called, without looking it up), which despite having barely any dialogue was great fun to watch. Oddly the last episode of the season was probably the weakest, despite having a nice creepy buildup the ending was a bit of a damp squib and left you thinking 'was that it?'.

Looking forward to watching the second season.

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

Post by Snowy » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:53 pm

Just binged Season 3 of The Last Kingdom on Netflix. Absolutely brilliant serialisation of Bernard Cornwell's Saxon Chronicles, about the rise of Alfred the Great and his successors told from the viewpoint of Uhtred of Bebbanburg (Bamburgh), a Saxon captured and raised a Viking.

It really is a brilliant story, and does the Viking era in England so much more service than the show actually called Vikings, which quickly descended into googly-eyed protagonists and endless quasi-mystical bollocks rather than mine the rich veins of history that were there for the taking.

Season 3 done in 2 days. Now to wait another year for the next one!
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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Post by Pew-Pew » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:53 pm

Been bingeing on Brooklyn nine-nine in the last day or so. I'm really enjoying it, though I think 10 episodes in one day might have been a bit much. In my defense, they're 22 mins long -_-

It felt a little forced at first, but I think it really settles into it after a few episodes.

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Post by Drarok » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:35 pm

Yeah, I started watching it recently too, already through to quite late in season 2. Nice, simple fun with some undertones of serious themes now and then. I even like the Family-Guy-style cutaways, bookended with police radio static! :D

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

Post by Achtung Englander » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:38 pm

Sick Of It

If you like Karl Pilkington (which I do) than this is pretty funny. I do like his outlook on life as he often verbalises some classic thought processes. It also has pathos which is always good in a comedy

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Post by Sly Boots » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:44 pm

Is that on one of the terrestrial channels, or Netflix, AE?

I do enjoy Pilkington's moan-rants.

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

Post by Sly Boots » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:46 pm

Sly Boots wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:31 pm
On a recommendation from a friend, starting watching Inside No9 on Prime, written by and starring Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton of League of Gentleman fame.

I know it's a few years old now, but not heard of it before. Enjoying it greatly, though - it's good watching short 30-minute one-off episodes, each with a dark twist of some kind. There is humour, but definitely of the black variety.

Favourite of the first season was the burglary gone wrong in A Quiet Night In (or whatever it's called, without looking it up), which despite having barely any dialogue was great fun to watch. Oddly the last episode of the season was probably the weakest, despite having a nice creepy buildup the ending was a bit of a damp squib and left you thinking 'was that it?'.

Looking forward to watching the second season.
No-one else seen this btw?

There was one episode in the second series that basically broke myself and my wife. We just sat stunned after watching it. It might be one of the finest, saddest, episodes of TV I've ever seen.

And it stars one of the girls from Two Pints! Whod've thunk?

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

Post by Achtung Englander » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:46 pm

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Is that on one of the terrestrial channels, or Netflix, AE?

I do enjoy Pilkington's moan-rants.
Sky - sorry mate
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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Post by Sly Boots » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:57 pm

Achtung Englander wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:46 pm
Sly Boots wrote:
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Is that on one of the terrestrial channels, or Netflix, AE?

I do enjoy Pilkington's moan-rants.
Sky - sorry mate
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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Post by Alan » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:59 pm

Sly we watched a few No9 and forgot about it. The silent one with the robbers (ep2 I think) was really good.


We’ve been watching Manhunt Unabomber and well.... it seems to be complete bullshit. It seems more like a fictional procedural that they’ve stuck a rough approximation of Ted into. I’m reasonably sure pretty much none of this happened at all which seems disrespectful to all involved.
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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Post by Sly Boots » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:18 pm

Alan wrote:
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Sly we watched a few No9 and forgot about it. The silent one with the robbers (ep2 I think) was really good.


We’ve been watching Manhunt Unabomber and well.... it seems to be complete bullshit. It seems more like a fictional procedural that they’ve stuck a rough approximation of Ted into. I’m reasonably sure pretty much none of this happened at all which seems disrespectful to all involved.
Yeah, A Quiet Night In is that one you're talking about, probably in my top two or three of all the first three series we watched (only the first three seem to be on Netflix). But make sure you watch the Christmas themed episode in season 2, and let me know what you thought :)

We quite enjoyed the Unabomber series, but then I really know nothing about him or how he was captured, so I didn't really have a frame or reference for how realistic is it (or isn't).

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

Post by Achtung Englander » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:48 am

Deutschland 83

Been wanting to see this for some time and finally caught it on Prime. Brilliant beginning and ending but it got lost with some silly subplot mid-season, like it lost its way between 3 to 5 than got back on track from 6. It did have several plot holes but overall it was worth a watch. The fact that it closely tied itself to Operation Able Archer and based itself around real events is cool (very much like Narcos) but its execution was a bit sloppy and if it stayed focused it would have been excellent. Never mind

Here's hoping Deutschland 86 is better

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the sub-plot regards the Chinese assassin that was dropped as quickly as it came about was pretty sloppy writing
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