Last TV series you watched and your rating.

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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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PostRe: Last TV series you watched and your rating.
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.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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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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by Pedz » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:33 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
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.


I was joking. I haven't seen it :lol:

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by Peter Crisp » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:34 pm

Pedz wrote:I was joking. I haven't seen it :lol:


You really should as even if this isn't normally your sort of thing it's a must see in my opinion.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Drumstick » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:07 pm

When They See Us

Only one episode in but I am very familiar with the case this series is based on. If it's anything close to what actually happened the police involved with interviewing and manipulating those kids need firing into the sun, absolutely horrifying.

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by Rex Kramer » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:13 pm

Good Omens - Imagine there was a book that you'd read countless times. And in your head, you could picture every character and their mannerisms. And then they announced there was going to be a series made of it. And your heart dropped just a little because you know that they'll never get it just right. That there will always be something that the people who are making the show see in a different way to you. And then you see the show. And all your fears fall away because they've made the show exactly the way you always hoped it would be made where every single casting is just completely on point. But it's also made with love because the people who made it aren't just doing it because they paid loads of money to secure the rights. It's being made because they can and they want to tell that story for every single person who loves the book. And they haven't added anything or tried to continue the book over several series. Because it's a short book, just about perfect for 6 or so episodes. Basically, I'm giving it all of that/10.

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by Preezy » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:24 pm

Finished Chernobyl last night - a flawless masterpiece. I think it's in my top 3 TV shows ever.

Every one else in this thread has already described why it's so good much better than I could, but I just wanted to add that it does something I don't think I've seen been done so well before - its Lovecraftian treatment of the reactor and its deadly radiation. It's like the reactor explosion unlocked a door that let the Old Gods out. It's like this cosmic horror that you can't see. The scene with the dead deer and the red trees starting to sway was just so unsettling. Insanely good TV.

edit: also it had Roose Bolton in it, so that's a win before you even get started.

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by Tafdolphin » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:28 pm

Preezy wrote:Finished Chernobyl last night - a flawless masterpiece. I think it's in my top 3 TV shows ever.

Every one else in this thread has already described why it's so good much better than I could, but I just wanted to add that it does something I don't think I've seen been done so well before - its Lovecraftian treatment of the reactor and its deadly radiation. It's like the reactor explosion unlocked a door that let the Old Gods out. It's like this cosmic horror that you can't see. The scene with the dead deer and the red trees starting to sway was just so unsettling. Insanely good TV.

edit: also it had Roose Bolton in it, so that's a win before you even get started.


Yup. It's basically a horror show.

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PostRe: Last TV series you watched and your rating.
by Moggy » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:23 pm

I’ve only got one episode of Chernobyl left to go and unless that last episode is awful, I agree that it is an absolute masterpiece.

Although the same can’t be said for NowTV. I can stream Netflix, Amazon, iPlayer and YouTube with no problems. Game of Thrones and Last Week Tonight have always been fine. But Chernobyl keeps buffering. Those strawberry floating spinning coloured balls were making me scream with anger and frustration. :x


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