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SirNorbertClarke
05 Nov 22 09:43
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TV’s been a bit boring lately so I’ve been rewatching season 4 of The Crown in anticipation of season 5 airing next week.

Really enjoyed seasons 1, 2 & 3 of The Crown but I’m finding season 4 a little hard going second time around as I can remember most events IRL.

Been re-watching Bosch too. I’m up to season 3

Does anyone have any recommendations of good or really bad shows?
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Report SirNorbertClarke November 5, 2022 8:50 AM GMT
My guilty TV pleasure - The Kardashians Laugh
Report Timber November 5, 2022 8:55 AM GMT
Brexit: The Movie

Absolute classic
Report PorcupineorPineapple November 5, 2022 9:51 AM GMT
Started watching Cracker again. Amazing how dated it looks even if it was made in the early 90's. But the writing and acting are still top notch.
Report HallGreenSpy November 5, 2022 10:00 AM GMT
Brilliant porc. Did the whole re-run not so long back.
Report northanlite November 5, 2022 10:04 AM GMT
i watched all of "our friends in the north" recently (still on bbc iplayer).
i hadn't seen it since it was first broadcast so was quite nostalgic watching it.
holds up fairly well although in an effort to cover all the issues of the various
periods it can seem a bit forced at times. some cast tho
Report Steve Voltage November 5, 2022 11:07 AM GMT
Mainly watch YouTube videos these days

Inside Story Special: £830,000,000 - Nick Leeson and the Fall of the House of Barings

https://youtu.be/CkhcpcuZvV4
Report northanlite November 5, 2022 11:19 AM GMT
Steve Voltage • November 5, 2022 11:07 AM GMT
Mainly watch YouTube videos these days

i could have guessed that
Report Jack Bauer "24" November 5, 2022 1:46 PM GMT
Mum on the BBC iplayer is one of the best comedy shows of recent years. Watched it when it was broadcast a few years ago and recently watched it all again.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- November 5, 2022 2:04 PM GMT
I watched our friends in the North again too.

It was always short on time first time around.

Could have done with 12 episodes at least.

Eccleston sounds like later oz from auf wiedersehen
And Daniel Craig like sting. Mark strong said
he got his accent from auf wiedersehen too,...

Nice to have three actors who get a Newcastle area
accent so well.
Report thegiggilo November 5, 2022 2:19 PM GMT
Breaking Bad from the very first episode,best series i've ever seen in my lifetime..partner had never seen it before i said get ready for a roller coaster of a ride..
Report PorcupineorPineapple November 5, 2022 2:31 PM GMT
Watched the final episode of that last week. Just put it on. I think the train heist episode in the final series is up there with West Wing Two Cathedrals as the best hour of telly ever.
Report SirNorbertClarke November 5, 2022 3:15 PM GMT
Breaking Bad S01E01 is a classic.
Report Emitdeb November 6, 2022 5:28 AM GMT
Agree with the breaking bad, till I watched Game of Thrones... Which in my opinion is the greatest tv series ever made.
Report irishone November 6, 2022 6:08 AM GMT
My mrs controls the remote and watched that vikings  and outlander said they were both good.  We aint gone near that game of thrones. Yellowstone was supposed to be good.

I watch the greyhounds most nights but when I do look away it seems a lot of them episodes seem to be hellbent on showing sh4gging . Is it meant to be some sort of warm up ?
Report northanlite November 6, 2022 6:37 AM GMT
----you-have-to-laugh--- • November 5, 2022 2:04 PM GMT
I watched our friends in the North again too.
It was always short on time first time around

i thought the first 3 episodes were paced perfectly then it speeded up
and felt rushed but when i think about it maybe that was the idea.
things did feel a bit that way from the 70's into the 80's
Report northanlite November 6, 2022 6:42 AM GMT
the cast was insanely good. apart from the main characters
it was basically the best actors in the UK and Malcolm McDowell
Report SirNorbertClarke November 6, 2022 8:43 AM GMT
i thought the first 3 episodes were paced perfectly then it speeded up
and felt rushed but when i think about it maybe that was the idea.
things did feel a bit that way from the 70's into the 80's


A good story has a natural arc.

Often a story is rushed and crammed or stretched and thin to fit it into the number of episodes a TV company wants.

Classic example is Better Call Saul. Saul was a great character but no way was he a 6 season 60 episode show. The result was dire.
Report northanlite November 6, 2022 8:50 AM GMT
it was very unusaul for a uk tv show to have that many episodes but it was very much about the arc.
late 60's to mid 90's is a long road/arc.
it was a clever idea to have the characters move on 5 years and we as viewers had to catch up with them.
Report Whisperingdeath November 6, 2022 9:17 AM GMT
SAS:Rogue Heroes jolly jape, great music, historical connection, Steven Knight, killing Nazi’s!

Just started watching Our friends in the North. Think I missed it first time round. Great acting and writing. Love those actors and of course in love with Gina McKee.

Great nostalgia...slums....poverty....plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose!
Report northanlite November 6, 2022 9:39 AM GMT
the modern music worked well in peaky blinders but they got thos wrong.
AC?DC in the desert just was madly incongruous.
i still quite enjoyed it tho
Report northanlite November 6, 2022 9:40 AM GMT
you've been.................................
Report Whisperingdeath November 6, 2022 10:03 AM GMT
Absolutely not!

AC/DC nailed it for me!
Report northanlite November 6, 2022 11:08 AM GMT
you've been!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Report Steve Voltage November 6, 2022 11:12 AM GMT

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Steve Voltage • November 5, 2022 11:07 AM GMT
Mainly watch YouTube videos these days

i could have guessed that


Try it you might learn something Happy
Report northanlite November 6, 2022 11:18 AM GMT
back in about 1994 i was in a bar in the Bahamas, called rock n roll.
ac/dc highway to hell was playing and a guy next to me said "are you
at the bar" i said nae worries crack on. he said i have a huge round
to buy and i looked at his list and it was extensive. Then I looked at him. it
Was Lenny Kravitz. I hadn't notices but 100% did the are you...........?
Apparantly his mum is from the Bahamas and his band records there too.
he was very nice and very humble considering he is total rock star.

that was nearly an AC/DC story. you do know AC/DC are mainly Scots
Report Whisperingdeath November 6, 2022 11:27 AM GMT
only good thing to come out of Scotland....AC/DC  and Tarmacadam!
Report SirNorbertClarke November 6, 2022 11:39 AM GMT
You forgot shortbread!
Report Whisperingdeath November 6, 2022 11:48 AM GMT
Sugar! Nae!
Report Whisperingdeath November 6, 2022 11:48 AM GMT
Porridge
Report northanlite November 6, 2022 11:52 AM GMT
whisky flavored shortbread
Report northanlite November 6, 2022 11:55 AM GMT
hey do you know who else was in the bar......Gérard Depardie
charming man. most people are nice/
Report northanlite November 6, 2022 11:58 AM GMT
Whisperingdeath • November 6, 2022 11:27 AM GMT
only good thing to come out of Scotland..................the train to england is the usual slur
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- November 6, 2022 12:22 PM GMT
Bert Trautman film


https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000zhk8/the-keeper


Enjoyed it.
Report Whisperingdeath November 7, 2022 11:11 AM GMT
The trainLaugh
Report SirNorbertClarke November 7, 2022 11:25 AM GMT
Finished watching Season 4 of The Crown. No wonder there has been a DM campaign to rubbish the upcoming Season 5.

Season 4 was un-merciful to Charles when it came to his besottment with Camila and his shoddy treatment of Diana. Season 5 promises more including the infamous tampon phone call.

Can't wait Laugh
Report Foinavon November 7, 2022 11:47 AM GMT
I've just treated myself to the latest Kindle Paperwhite. It has a lovely warm light and dark mode. I'm just re-reading the Le Carre novels and catching up on those I missed, who needs TV?
Report paulo47 November 7, 2022 12:57 PM GMT
Agree Foinaven , this year finished all Robert B Parkers books (well 90 or so ) reread Tom Wood , Greg Hurwitz and started Mike Lawson's . Still manage to watch racing , rugby prem highlights and any cricket I can find . Royal family are bad enough in real life without fantasy .
Report Foinavon November 7, 2022 3:43 PM GMT
I haven't tried any of Parker's books yet but hear they are good. A lot of people seem to overlook the pleasure of reading and whenever I've seen a film adaptation of books I've read I cringe at how poor the medium is in most cases compared with the original writing.
Report Whisperingdeath November 7, 2022 4:40 PM GMT
We are lazy Foinavon!

It is easier to appreciate the medium of film if you do not read novels.
Report TimmyRiggins November 7, 2022 9:48 PM GMT
Just rewatching The Wire.
Report PorcupineorPineapple November 7, 2022 10:26 PM GMT
Tonight is Gid Coe on 6music, a single malt and reading Frankenstein. Will make a point of watching Only Connect tomorrow, but my tv viewing now tends to be cherry picking some programmes and watching them specifically. Probably missing out on some gems, but enjoying the radio/book combo right now.
Report paulo47 November 8, 2022 9:49 AM GMT
Foinaven , start the Spenser series at the beginning , cost near nothing from the likes of Allibris, Abe , WOB , for me probably his best series . He is a bit of a dinosaur in his views but if you see what might be a quote in there ,google it up and you get surprising hidden gems.
Report DancingBraveTheBest November 8, 2022 11:39 AM GMT
Just finished watching Rogue Trader about the collapse of Barings Bank.....fascinating how one person could get away with what Leeson did.
Report Foinavon November 9, 2022 8:58 PM GMT
I see the Godwulf Manuscript is the first of 50. How on earth did he manage to write so much? I have some other stuff to finish off then I will have a look. Thanks.
Report PorcupineorPineapple November 10, 2022 8:33 AM GMT
Skandal on netflix is well worth a watch. All about Wirecard.
Report SirNorbertClarke December 13, 2022 5:37 PM GMT
Watching the second series of White Lotus, could well be the best thing on TV this year.
Report HallGreenSpy December 13, 2022 5:42 PM GMT
Have them to watch so that is good to know. Got the Christmas TV guide today and there is a 1987 BBC series gonna air with Robbie Coltrane, Richard Wilson and Emma Thompson to name but a few in. Tutti Frutti. Didn't catch it the first time round but gets good reviews and am looking forward to it. Starts Boxing Day.
Report HallGreenSpy December 13, 2022 5:43 PM GMT
On BBC4 that is.
Report SirNorbertClarke December 13, 2022 5:48 PM GMT
Tutti Frutti was very popular first time around but I don't know how well it will have aged.
Report SirNorbertClarke December 21, 2022 8:54 PM GMT
Watching a re-run of Nigella's Cook, Eat, Repeat from last Christmas. She turns the oven on for 50 minutes!
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- December 21, 2022 8:59 PM GMT
We've been re watching happy Valley.

It's even better second time.


New series in new year, hmmm?
Report SirNorbertClarke December 22, 2022 11:27 PM GMT
Yeah, I'm really looking forward to season 3 of Happy Valley too. I think it's head and shoulders above every cop drama including Line of Duty,
Report Dr Crippen December 23, 2022 9:40 AM GMT
Watch ''In Sickness and in Health,'' That's TV, 9:0 pm.

For a real good laugh.
Report Steve Voltage December 23, 2022 9:45 AM GMT
YouTube still the best for history documentaries.

Shoah 1985 | Part 1 [ENGLISH SUBTITLES]
https://youtu.be/eNcvwHgyXcg

Shoah Part 2 (1985 documentary with English subtitles)
https://youtu.be/ppcdF7vI0lk
Report eyeball December 23, 2022 10:18 AM GMT
A bunch of amateurs
Report Cider December 28, 2022 4:40 PM GMT
Started bingeing on The White Lotus that was mentioned earlier in the thread over the break, after seeing Ally Ross has been raving about it. Right up my street, and not at all what you'd expect, if not reading up on it before watching, so I won't spoil it. Didn't think this type of output would still be produced...
Report SirNorbertClarke December 29, 2022 9:39 AM GMT
The Detectorists was good the other night.

Started watching Welcome to Wrexham. An hour in and they've already sacked the manager and half the playing staff. I'm enjoying the input of the long suffering fans. Come on Wrecsam!!!
Report Foinavon December 29, 2022 12:07 PM GMT
They will be favourite to win the play offs
Report SirNorbertClarke December 29, 2022 4:23 PM GMT
Prince Andrew the Musical tonight might be entertaining. Will they go as far as calling him a peado Laugh
Report monarch December 29, 2022 5:43 PM GMT
Was disappointed with the Detectorists special tother night. I love the show, which is arguably the best sitcom Auntie has produced in the last 10 years. Just felt the special lacked some of the warmth and humour. Admittedly, it would not be the first special to lag behind the original.
Report Emitdeb December 30, 2022 4:28 PM GMT
Virgin media.. Channels - Crime and investigation - First 48...

7+ series on there with 15+ episodes each.. about: Black guy shoots and kills 1+ other black guy(s), police take statements and interview suspects and then lock the guilty black guy up for life without the possibility of parole.. (in a nutshell) Fascinating.
Report Emitdeb December 30, 2022 4:30 PM GMT
Have I overstepped any lines there^^ Scared
Report SirNorbertClarke January 30, 2023 7:46 PM GMT
So how do you think Happy Valley will conclude next week?

Will Tommy kill Catherine?
Will Catherine kill Tommy?
Will Neil turn out to be Tommy's dad?
Will we find out why that kid won't take her anorak off?

What shocks might we be in for?
Report Emitdeb January 30, 2023 11:44 PM GMT
The Watcher on Netflix..

I binge watched this sht.. 7 episodes.. with 3 to go, i was questioning my sanity in carrying on but I did and that was another mistake.. Awful 3*

The Mrs watches Happy Valley... She has poor judgment form. imo... Blush
Report Tiger Tiger January 30, 2023 11:47 PM GMT
Led Zep, old live concert. Champon stuff.
Report Emitdeb March 17, 2023 1:14 PM GMT
I have a 6 your flight coming up and was looking for the Netflix thread....?
Report casemoney March 17, 2023 1:44 PM GMT
Whats happened to Nob ?
Report akabula March 17, 2023 2:39 PM GMT
he's lapping up the life in Spain.
Sipping Cava and regaling the locals with his anti Tory tales.
Lots of Spaniards be giving up the drink.
Report PorcupineorPineapple March 17, 2023 3:52 PM GMT
Liverpool beat Utd 7-0. Gonna take him a while.
Report alun2005 March 17, 2023 4:29 PM GMT
Netflix French crime drama "Black Butterflies" a pleasant change from the rubbish crime drama generally served up British TV stations these days.

It's probably not suitable viewing for the Progressive Left though, because the production managed to get green-lighted without any number of Black/M*sl*m/Homosexual and/or Trans characters fabricated and parachuted in to make up the quotas.

The BBC's recent crime drama series "The Gold" was a particular offender in the 'quota' department with all sorts of absurd characters invented (in some cases unintentionally hilariously) to make the numbers look good.
Report PorcupineorPineapple March 17, 2023 5:23 PM GMT
crikey, is there a parallel world where alun just isn't such a victim in every single part of his life?
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