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 Maturin » Fri May 31, 2019 9:30 am

Achtung Englander wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 8:58 am
last night I started Chernobyl

Holy shit !!!!!!!!!!!!

I have not seen anything as frightening as this since Edge Of Darkness or Threads. Makes me 100% back power from natural resources.

On IMDB it is getting 9.7 :shock:
Yeah I need to watch it fully. I've seen the clip of when the workers look into the exposed core and even that was damn scary. Not sure if I could handle the rest. :lol:

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

Post by Drarok » Fri May 31, 2019 9:33 am

Achtung Englander wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 8:58 am
last night I started Chernobyl

Makes me 100% back power from natural resources.
That's… not the message you should be taking from this. Soviet-era reactors are nothing like modern ones.

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

Post by Achtung Englander » Fri May 31, 2019 10:07 am

i don't know - the one in Japan builds any confidence
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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Post by Drarok » Fri May 31, 2019 10:29 am

And yet the accidents proved the relative safety, not relative danger, of nuclear energy. Nobody died from radiation at Three Mile Island or Fukushima, and fewer than 50 died died from Chernobyl in the 30 years since the accident.
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(Though since this was written, the first radiation-related death was recorded)

Also, this:
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Accidents feature heavily in the news, but there's only ever been those 3 big ones, right?
The US, where nearly 20 percent of electricity comes from 99 nuclear plants, uses uranium. Older reactors—which is every reactor in the US, including Watts Bar Unit 2—use electric pumps to move water through the system. The Fukushima disaster showed what happens it you have pumps but no power to use them. Newer generations rely on gravity instead, draining cooling water from elevated storage tanks to send it through the reactor core.
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So, we're learning. It would be wonderful if the world could go renewable-only, but until we find a decent way to store that power for when the sun isn't shining and the wind isn't blowing, we're going to need something else to bridge those gaps.

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

Post by Achtung Englander » Fri May 31, 2019 12:49 pm

ok
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Post by Drarok » Fri May 31, 2019 1:32 pm

cool

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

Post by Sly Boots » Fri May 31, 2019 7:28 pm

Good Omens?

With David Tennant?!

As Crowley??!!



Can't wait to get stuck into this! :D

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

Post by Alan » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:30 am

Chernobyl was quite excellent throughout. I felt the only misstep was having the fictional lady testify. I feel like even if she was real she made her intentions clear enough that they would never in a million years allow her to speak in such a semi public forum. Other than that though, great stuff.
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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Post by Achtung Englander » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:10 pm

The HBO podcasts are superb

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Post by Achtung Englander » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:11 pm

The HBO podcasts are superb

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

Post by Alan » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:03 pm

Tin Star S2
S1 pushed plausibility but was a real good watch. S2 boots plausibility in the baws and laughs at it squirms doubled over on the ground. The plot doesn’t make sense, characters act inexplicably, stuff happens that is just whyyyyy?!?!? Then it just ends without much of an ending.

Kind of still an enjoyable watch though.

When the gf pointed out that Tim Roth walks like Kevin(and Perry) well.... that cant be unseen.
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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Post by Raid » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:28 pm

Good Omens (Amazon Prime)

Good Omens is, I hope people who've read it will agree, extremely English. When making this series, they picked an absolutely superb pair of British actors to play the leads... but the role of the narrator, and, err, God, has gone to an American. It just feels *wrong*, having the names of little English villages and the like read out in an American accent. She does a perfectly serviceable job, don't get me wrong; it's not like the American tourists that pronounce local popular tourist spot Ambleside as "Am-blee-sigh-dee". It's a minor gripe, I know, but this is one of my very favourite books, and getting the tone right was always going to be tricky. "Agnes Nutter" in an American accent just doesn't work.

Pretty much everything else from the first episode was quite good. I still think I would have preferred Tennant and Sheen in opposite roles, but I can't really fault the casting otherwise. There's not a huge amount of showy stuff in the first episode, but what's there is good. It's not a visual spectacle like American Gods.

Massive brownie points for having Nicholas Parsons cameo as the voice of Hell. Sorta. Just A Minute makes so much more sense now.

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

Post by Achtung Englander » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:11 pm

What We Do In The Shadows

So far its OK. I was expecting it to be a bit funnier but it is no way bad. The actors are all great but the TV show stretches the comedy a little thin. Could of worked better as a sequel film.
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Post by Rossell » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:02 pm

Lucifer

Finally got the chance to start this. This may be my first proper binge show.

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

Post by Achtung Englander » Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:27 pm

Chernobyl

10/10


Superb TV from beginning to end. The last episode is a masterclass is storytelling
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