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« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2020, 10:11:16 AM »
On Netflix there is one called The Kominsky Method. With Michael Douglas. I really recommend that.  Another one 'Dead To Me.' Perhaps not the best title given the current circumstances but very good.

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« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2020, 10:36:45 AM »
Just finished Unbelievable on Netflix, as well as The Stranger, Safe and The English Game (bit disappointed). If you the time, The Irishman is worth a watch.

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« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2020, 10:45:19 AM »
Don’t bother watching the platform on Netflix


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« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2020, 11:19:01 AM »
I've watched the Americans and really enjoyed them

I'm coming to the end of season 5 of Elementary which is OK but nowhere near as good as the Cumberbatch Sherlock series.

I've just found Hill Street Blues on Prime, I remember that I liked them back in the 70s(?)

now if only I could find Branded, High Chaparral or the Virginian

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« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2020, 12:07:28 PM »
The wife and I watched the first 4 episodes last night,there's (20 in all) of the brilliant Danish series "The Killing".
Superb acting by them all,shall watch a few more episodes today,even though we've seen it all before its still great to watch.
After we've watched it through,it might be either "Taboo" with Tom Hardy, or Father Ted Box set.
"Ah go on go on go on"

That is a great series, sometimes a bit slow and weird, but Hardy puts in a good performance.

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« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2020, 04:42:19 PM »
The wife and I watched the first 4 episodes last night,there's (20 in all) of the brilliant Danish series "The Killing".
Superb acting by them all,shall watch a few more episodes today,even though we've seen it all before its still great to watch.
After we've watched it through,it might be either "Taboo" with Tom Hardy, or Father Ted Box set.
"Ah go on go on go on"

That is a great series, sometimes a bit slow and weird, but Hardy puts in a good performance.

There is a follow up in the making,it was put on hold as Hardy's wife had a child.


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« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2020, 10:05:39 PM »
The English game on netflix....about the start of the professional game in Lancashire, importing pro footballers from Scotland, about 1880 Really good drama.

Agree with comment on the Komisky method.....terrific.

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« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2020, 10:47:46 PM »
Two first class comedy series (IMO):

If you have Amazon Prime, Black Books is available (Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey and Tamsin Greig)
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on All 4, the incomparable Green Wing.    https://www.channel4.com/programmes/green-wing

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« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2020, 07:02:27 PM »
Of TV viewing, can I recommend Dirty John on Netflix


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« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2020, 10:23:45 AM »
Of TV viewing, can I recommend Dirty John on Netflix

Thank you Mr P, starting watching it yesterday, first four episodes completed, last four this evening, all things being equal.

Interesting that this is, in fact, a true story, so makes it even more intriguing.

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« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2020, 11:16:10 AM »
I can only give you my favourites, but I loved Breaking Bad, Dexter, and 24, those 3 were great, Prison Break is watchable, and The Shield was a good watch, even though I turned the first episode off 3 times because it looked like it had been filmed by some bloke with a cheap video camera. That was a mistake, because it was very good.

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« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2020, 11:23:00 AM »
Some really good pics listed so far..
Enjoyed the stranger. Just watched the tiger king a mini series with some real odd ball characters.
The wire was good as is sons of anarchy n Sopranos.
Boardwalk empire was a fave box set set around the prohibition also the shield.


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« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2020, 11:37:47 AM »
Babylon Berlin - all 3 seasons available on Sky. German language crime drama and absolutely top drawer (apparently the most expensively produced non-English language drama series ever)

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« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2020, 01:42:01 PM »
I've watched the Americans and really enjoyed them

I'm coming to the end of season 5 of Elementary which is OK but nowhere near as good as the Cumberbatch Sherlock series.

I've just found Hill Street Blues on Prime, I remember that I liked them back in the 70s(?)

now if only I could find Branded, High Chaparral or the Virginian

If you liked HSB then you might also like NYPD Blue, stars Dennis Franz (the bent cop from HSB who beat up Renko), and David Caruso (also HSB - The Irish gang leader with the leprechaun hat), and carries a lot of the HSB charisma and hard-hitting real life storylines that made HSB so successful (I recall in the induction course at HQ, the supt running it commented that HSB was the closest TV show to portray what cop life was really like - and he was right).

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« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2020, 03:11:57 PM »
Chernobyl was  absolutely brilliant - but do people want to watch it now!

Have also seen the latest Das Boot, which  widens the story out to include an  on land story  about the Resistance, and serious conflict on he Uboat, but isn't really as as good for me, as the original which just mainly followed the claustrophobic world of the sub itself, and in a way, they were just servicemen in warfare, rather than Nazis, if you know what i mean.
 
Found The Shield very watchable - interesting to compare to The Wire, which I saw first. In The Wire the young gang members. pretty  awful, lives  are  shown, and we see , them as real characters, as we do the police.
In the Shield  we just see the police's lives depicted, and all the internal conflicts, while the  gang members aren't really seen as fully realised characters.

The Wire also critically  shows shows every aspect of American society, and how its  changing, which i also found very relevant to British society -  gang warfare around  drugs,  the education system, the dock workers and the unions, the  media in the form of a big newspaper, whereas The Shield is mainly a good police/ crime drama.

Hooray, the next episode of better Call Saul today, a pity it's being doled out in single episodes, though makes it last longer, i suppose.
To me, this series is like a delicious meal which i don't want to end.

Ozark , on Netflix- now with a  third, i think , series coming up this week, is definitely worth watching - a bit Breaking Bad like, about an  innocent family caught up in the  world of serious crime.

A series I actually bought, on Amazon prime, was The Terror, about   Lord Franklin and his men, in two   supposedly fully fitted out for the  severe conditions, ships, and their making repetitive replies that aren't funny!   search for the North West passage.
Noone knows what happened to them, except  remains and graves of some were found, and recently, their ships.

I've long been interested in this story, and read the novel the series is based on, which imagines their fate. I recommend both novel and series - which very much depicts the hostile arctic conditions the men endured, and their desperate struggle to survive and escape. 

Great version of trad folk song about Lord Franklin's expedion, by P entangle, plus some good graphics.
https://youtu.be/ysFKjWG_W54
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« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2020, 03:59:03 PM »

A series I actually bought, on Amazon prime, was The Terror, about   Lord Franklin and his men, in two   supposedly fully fitted out for the  severe conditions, ships, and their making repetitive replies that aren't funny!   search for the North West passage.
Noone knows what happened to them, except  remains and graves of some were found, and recently, their ships.

I've long been interested in this story, and read the novel the series is based on, which imagines their fate. I recommend both novel and series - which very much depicts the hostile arctic conditions the men endured, and their desperate struggle to survive and escape.

Me too. I bought a book called Frozen In Time (https://www.abebooks.com/Frozen-Time-Fate-Franklin-Expedition-Beattie/30438176588/bd?cm_mmc=ggl-_-US_Shopp_Trade-_-new-_-naa&gclid=CjwKCAjw3-bzBRBhEiwAgnnLCqoR-15Y1Z0wZ7XuezydOOZeHCgEpgCcFUEO1Jim4_bh482Sem8NVBoC8B8QAvD_BwE) that is a factual account of the expedition, as known, together with the subsequent expeditions sent to discover what happened. PBS NOVA did a broadcast on it many moons back and that's what got me interested I believe, here is a link to the transcript (https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/transcripts/3307_arctic.html). I try to keep up on more recent information as it is released.

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« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2020, 09:24:18 PM »
Prison Break is decent and Ray Donovan on SKY is excellent

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« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2020, 09:38:34 PM »
Prison Break is decent and Ray Donovan on SKY is excellent
thought prison break was excellent,but lost interest after the vets.

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« Reply #38 on: March 24, 2020, 11:07:12 PM »
Prison Break is decent and Ray Donovan on SKY is excellent
thought prison break was excellent,but lost interest after the vets.


What did you have done? Nothing too serious I hope.

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« Reply #39 on: March 25, 2020, 01:28:37 PM »
Have you watched This Country on BBC3? With my wife we found this hilarious.  And the main male character is Fulham supporter!

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Ahh, didn't know he was a Fulham Supporter,.might give that a go..

I have been getting into chess, for the first time in my life, some good apps to.play with (Magnus Carlson and Chess.com and YouTube videos about to learn from)

This Country is brilliant. To clarify Charlie Cooper the actor who plays Kurt is a massive Fulham supporter. The characters support Swindon