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by darksideby182 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:41 pm

Chernobyl - 9/10

Fantastic but left me gob smacked.

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by Rex Kramer » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:01 pm

Moggy wrote:Good Omens - 9/10

I love the book and while the series isn’t as good, it’s still excellent.

Currently Amazon only, but I think it’s coming to the BBC later this year.

I'm halfway through episode 3 and as a fan of Good Omens I'm not sure there could be a piece of television any finer than the first half of that episode. Crowley and Aziraphale through the ages was just absolutely lovely.

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by Moggy » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:00 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:
Moggy wrote:Good Omens - 9/10

I love the book and while the series isn’t as good, it’s still excellent.

Currently Amazon only, but I think it’s coming to the BBC later this year.

I'm halfway through episode 3 and as a fan of Good Omens I'm not sure there could be a piece of television any finer than the first half of that episode. Crowley and Aziraphale through the ages was just absolutely lovely.


My only complaint would be that it needed more than half an episode. I could have watched 20 episodes of their interactions through the ages. :wub:

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by Rex Kramer » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:08 pm

Moggy wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:
Moggy wrote:Good Omens - 9/10

I love the book and while the series isn’t as good, it’s still excellent.

Currently Amazon only, but I think it’s coming to the BBC later this year.

I'm halfway through episode 3 and as a fan of Good Omens I'm not sure there could be a piece of television any finer than the first half of that episode. Crowley and Aziraphale through the ages was just absolutely lovely.


My only complaint would be that it needed more than half an episode. I could have watched 20 episodes of their interactions through the ages. :wub:

There have been many times where literary adaption casting just doesn't work but in this case, Sheen and Tennant are so utterly perfect for the main parts.

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by Vermilion » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:49 pm

13 Reasons Why: Season 1

10/10

Deeply moving and utterly harrowing in equal measure, yet the writing, acting, and story (which really did pull no punches, some of the scenes were so graphic, they were incredibly hard to watch) was truly magnificent.

One of the finest shows i've seen in years.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:32 pm

Vermilion wrote:13 Reasons Why: Season 1

10/10

Deeply moving and utterly harrowing in equal measure, yet the writing, acting, and story (which really did pull no punches, some of the scenes were so graphic, they were incredibly hard to watch) was truly magnificent.

One of the finest shows i've seen in years.

The inevitable denouement... :dread:

'...when is the camera going to cut away?!'

I enjoyed season 2 as well. The soundtrack :datass:.

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by Dual » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:35 pm

Moggy wrote:Good Omens - 9/10

I love the book and while the series isn’t as good, it’s still excellent.

Currently Amazon only, but I think it’s coming to the BBC later this year.


Not sure if I liked this or not. Writing and jokes reminds me of Hitchhikers Guide. Think I prefer The Good Place.

And what's with the Queen soundtrack?

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by Moggy » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:39 pm

Dual wrote:
Moggy wrote:Good Omens - 9/10

I love the book and while the series isn’t as good, it’s still excellent.

Currently Amazon only, but I think it’s coming to the BBC later this year.


Not sure if I liked this or not. Writing and jokes reminds me of Hitchhikers Guide. Think I prefer The Good Place.

And what's with the Queen soundtrack?


The Queen soundtrack is a joke in the book that they didn’t explain in the show.

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by Vermilion » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:46 pm

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:I enjoyed season 2 as well. The soundtrack :datass:.


I'm hoping it will get a physical release too, as that's how i've watched the first.

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by Frank » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:20 pm

Dual wrote:
Moggy wrote:Good Omens - 9/10

I love the book and while the series isn’t as good, it’s still excellent.

Currently Amazon only, but I think it’s coming to the BBC later this year.


Not sure if I liked this or not. Writing and jokes reminds me of Hitchhikers Guide.


I kept seeing the adverts and thinking it looked pretty dreadful, but I'd be interested if it was almost Douglas Adams style not-serious. Might give it a go.

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by Dual » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:47 pm

Frank wrote:
Dual wrote:
Moggy wrote:Good Omens - 9/10

I love the book and while the series isn’t as good, it’s still excellent.

Currently Amazon only, but I think it’s coming to the BBC later this year.


Not sure if I liked this or not. Writing and jokes reminds me of Hitchhikers Guide.


I kept seeing the adverts and thinking it looked pretty dreadful, but I'd be interested if it was almost Douglas Adams style not-serious. Might give it a go.


It doesn't take itself seriously at all. It's very daft.

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by Ironhide » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:35 pm

Into the Badlands S3 - 8/10

Can't believe they (AMC) cancelled it and left it at that ending, hopefully Amazon buy the rights and carry it on.

Plot was a bit lacking in places but that's not really why you watch a show like this, the action and fight sequences are the main event .

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by Tafdolphin » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:57 pm

Chernobyl 10/10

It's easy to forget how much goes into the making of a TV show. The scripts and direction obviously, the acting too. But then there's the cinematography, the production, the special effects, the location work, the casting, the editing, the grading, the music, the foley, the focus pulling, the sound design, the props... Every show from Game of Thrones to Coronation Street is the result of all these different aspects reacting to one another, bouncing off in ways most often even the creators could not possibly have anticipated. The chances of any show, no matter how well planned or shot or produced, being perfect is...tiny. Miniscule.

Chernobyl is perfect.

I cannot think of a single criticism. Every single aspect was just...perfect. This is a show that ran half as long as most premium shows these days and left twice the impact.

A masterpiece.

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by Peter Crisp » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:36 pm

SugarDave wrote:Chernobyl - *****

A new favourite, I'm struggling to think of any significant flaws. It's as terrifying as it is enthralling, particularly when much of the Soviet's response to the disaster can be seen as a clear analogue to what is happening in politics today and with crises like climate change.

The scene on the roof in episode 4 is one of the best things I've seen on TV in ages.


I can't agree more.
This show was the best thing I've seen on TV in bloody ages.

It was shocking but in no way overplayed and even if events didn't happen exactly this way I think it's as close as we're ever likely to get.
Everyone involved did a fantastic job and the performances were all excellent again with no need for theatrics or my personal bugbear of booming background music.

Seriously anyone with any interest at all in history or just gripping drama should watch this and I honestly feel this could be a good candidate for something they show in school history lessons if they still do that sort of thing.

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by Pedz » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:42 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Chernobyl 10/10

It's easy to forget how much goes into the making of a TV show. The scripts and direction obviously, the acting too. But then there's the cinematography, the production, the special effects, the location work, the casting, the editing, the grading, the music, the foley, the focus pulling, the sound design, the props... Every show from Game of Thrones to Coronation Street is the result of all these different aspects reacting to one another, bouncing off in ways most often even the creators could not possibly have anticipated. The chances of any show, no matter how well planned or shot or produced, being perfect is...tiny. Miniscule.

Chernobyl is perfect.

I cannot think of a single criticism. Every single aspect was just...perfect. This is a show that ran half as long as most premium shows these days and left twice the impact.

A masterpiece.


Not perfect, English speaking. 2/10.

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by Peter Crisp » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:59 pm

Pedz wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:Chernobyl 10/10

It's easy to forget how much goes into the making of a TV show. The scripts and direction obviously, the acting too. But then there's the cinematography, the production, the special effects, the location work, the casting, the editing, the grading, the music, the foley, the focus pulling, the sound design, the props... Every show from Game of Thrones to Coronation Street is the result of all these different aspects reacting to one another, bouncing off in ways most often even the creators could not possibly have anticipated. The chances of any show, no matter how well planned or shot or produced, being perfect is...tiny. Miniscule.

Chernobyl is perfect.

I cannot think of a single criticism. Every single aspect was just...perfect. This is a show that ran half as long as most premium shows these days and left twice the impact.

A masterpiece.


Not perfect, English speaking. 2/10.


The producers have said they tried a few test runs with the actors doing Russian accents but they said it sounded faintly comedic and in the US the English accent adds a certain level of seriousness.
I actually think having the actors just use their own natural voice was a wise choice as we all know this is set in Russia and I think everyone involved had a pretty sombre and serious tone which I felt was perfect.

I don't think getting them to try Russian accents would have added anything.

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by Tafdolphin » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:00 pm

Ukraine Peter Jesus what kind of history lover are you even strawberry float

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by Peter Crisp » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:03 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Ukraine Peter Jesus what kind of history lover are you even strawberry float


Sorry :shifty: .

To be fair that was back in the days of the Soviet Union and everyone just called that massive blob of countries Russia much like many Americans call the UK England.

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by Moggy » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:10 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:Ukraine Peter Jesus what kind of history lover are you even strawberry float


Sorry :shifty: .

To be fair that was back in the days of the Soviet Union and everyone just called that massive blob of countries Russia much like many Americans call the UK England.


Don’t compare us to geography phobic Americans. :x

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