Last TV series you watched and your rating.

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by Moggy » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:18 pm

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.

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by Lex-Man » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:05 pm

Game Of Thrones Season 8

Maybe it's just me but I really enjoyed it. The general reaction seems to be fairly negative but I felt that it ended pretty well. It didn't end in the most obvious way possible and at least they tried to do something interesting. I think all the possible endings would have left people feeling disappointed. Also the whole season had a scale that every other season lacked. Seeing all the cities laid out in front of the characters was pretty amazing. I thought the darkest night was my favourite episode of the whole thing and brought back the creepiness from the first encounters with the white walkers.

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by TigaSefi » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:14 pm

Cloak and Dagger season 2 - 9/10. I got irritated at the beginning but it got itself sorted and holy gooseberry fool it really delivered.... the writing, character development was really good for a MCU tv series. Loved the finale! Season 3 now please!

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by TigaSefi » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:17 pm

Re: Rex Kramer post about Fleabag. This is exactly how I feel about Fleabag. Season 2 is god-tier. Loved watching Waller-Bridge.

Sorry for crap editing. Tapatalk being shite.

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by Rex Kramer » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:21 pm

TigaSefi wrote:This is exactly how I feel about Fleabag. Season 2 is god-tier. Loved watching Waller-Bridge.

I concur. It's a wonderous piece of writing. I don't know whether it's down to the script, the actors or the direction but even the pauses in dialogue are perfectly timed. And those fourth wall stares at the camera are masterful.

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by Rex Kramer » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:26 pm

Killing Eve - After watching Fleabag I felt I aught to watch this. Didn't like it quite as much, kind of got bored towards the end of the series. It's good, particularly in the earlier episodes but once they went to Russia then I felt it kind of dragged a bit. 8/10

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by Trelliz » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:41 am

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.


It cuts out a few side elements but isn't necessarily worse for it. David Tenant was excellent as Crowley, i liked the little Dr Who nod when he throws the astronomy pages around the room to look for somewhere to go and a page for Gallifrey hovers behind his head for a few seconds :slol:

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by Jenuall » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:31 pm

Trelliz 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.


It cuts out a few side elements but isn't necessarily worse for it. David Tenant was excellent as Crowley, i liked the little Dr Who nod when he throws the astronomy pages around the room to look for somewhere to go and a page for Gallifrey hovers behind his head for a few seconds :slol:

Good to know this isn't a bag of shite then. It had been getting mixed reviews but I was waiting to hear what actual fans of the book thought before writing it off. Definitely one of my favourite books so I will be watching this as soon as I get a chance! :toot:

How many episodes is there out of interest?

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by Moggy » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:49 pm

Jenuall wrote:
Trelliz 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.


It cuts out a few side elements but isn't necessarily worse for it. David Tenant was excellent as Crowley, i liked the little Dr Who nod when he throws the astronomy pages around the room to look for somewhere to go and a page for Gallifrey hovers behind his head for a few seconds :slol:

Good to know this isn't a bag of shite then. It had been getting mixed reviews but I was waiting to hear what actual fans of the book thought before writing it off. Definitely one of my favourite books so I will be watching this as soon as I get a chance! :toot:

How many episodes is there out of interest?


6 episodes of 50 minutes – 1 hour each.

As Trelliz says there are changes from the book, but I didn’t mind any of them. Sheen and Tennent are pretty much perfect in their roles, as are all the other actors with the exception of the kid that plays Adam (he isn’t bad, just a little meh) and Jack Whitehall. Whitehall probably isn’t terrible but every time he is on screen I just thought “strawberry float off Jack Whitehall”.

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by abcd » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:22 pm

Fleabag series 1 and 2.

9/10

Has anyone else watched it? I have some thoughts about it;

In series 2 the priest notices that fleabag breaks the forth wall. However, is she really talking to us, or is it some sort of subconscious conversation? Why does the priest notice it? Am I reading too much into this?

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:25 pm

abcd wrote:Fleabag series 1 and 2.

9/10

Has anyone else watched it? I have some thoughts about it;

In series 2 the priest notices that fleabag breaks the forth wall. However, is she really talking to us, or is it some sort of subconscious conversation? Why does the priest notice it? Am I reading too much into this?

I took it that he noticed she was distracted inside her head, a subtle hint towards her underlying mental health issues.

The bit where he actually looks at the camera himself was just a comedic way of carrying it on a little further for laughs.

That's how I saw it, anyway.

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by SugarDave » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:35 pm

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.

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by more heat than light » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:38 pm

I just watched the first episode of that and I'm finding the fact that everyone is British incredibly jarring. Surely Russian with subtitles would have been a better option?

Pretty harrowing stuff though.

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by Vermilion » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:42 pm

13 Reasons Why: Season 1

6 episodes watched so far, and it has really drawn me in, the performances and writing are utterly superb, especially given the controversial subject matter, though i have heard that some of the scenes later in the series will be really difficult viewing and so am expecting things to get pretty unpleasant.

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by SugarDave » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:51 pm

more heat than light wrote:I just watched the first episode of that and I'm finding the fact that everyone is British incredibly jarring. Surely Russian with subtitles would have been a better option?

Pretty harrowing stuff though.


They talk about this in the podcasts that accompany each episode (recommended listening btw). I think the actors tried doing Russian accents initially but it got in the way of focusing on the content so they just said strawberry float it. Wouldn't surprise me if Russian with subtitles was shot down as being unpalatable to a general audience. You'll probably get used to it though.

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by more heat than light » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:00 pm

SugarDave wrote:
more heat than light wrote:I just watched the first episode of that and I'm finding the fact that everyone is British incredibly jarring. Surely Russian with subtitles would have been a better option?

Pretty harrowing stuff though.


They talk about this in the podcasts that accompany each episode (recommended listening btw). I think the actors tried doing Russian accents initially but it got in the way of focusing on the content so they just said strawberry float it. Wouldn't surprise me if Russian with subtitles was shot down as being unpalatable to a general audience. You'll probably get used to it though.


Interesting, might give that a listen. It certainly hasn't put me off watching the rest, I just found it a bit odd. You're probably right about subtitles being a tough sell for a mainstream audience, but I think it would have made it far more real.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:52 pm

Disappointed to hear of this as I've been looking forward to watching it. strawberry floating mainstream audiences refusing to watch foreign language content :fp:.

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by Ironhide » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:58 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:
TigaSefi wrote:This is exactly how I feel about Fleabag. Season 2 is god-tier. Loved watching Waller-Bridge.

I concur. It's a wonderous piece of writing. I don't know whether it's down to the script, the actors or the direction but even the pauses in dialogue are perfectly timed. And those fourth wall stares at the camera are masterful.


I saw an ad for it when it to first started and immediately dismissed it as typical BBC3 shite, is it really that good?

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by Rex Kramer » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:16 pm

Ironhide wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:
TigaSefi wrote:This is exactly how I feel about Fleabag. Season 2 is god-tier. Loved watching Waller-Bridge.

I concur. It's a wonderous piece of writing. I don't know whether it's down to the script, the actors or the direction but even the pauses in dialogue are perfectly timed. And those fourth wall stares at the camera are masterful.


I saw an ad for it when it to first started and immediately dismissed it as typical BBC3 shite, is it really that good?

Yes

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by Dual » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:21 pm

abcd wrote:Fleabag series 1 and 2.

9/10

Has anyone else watched it? I have some thoughts about it;

In series 2 the priest notices that fleabag breaks the forth wall. However, is she really talking to us, or is it some sort of subconscious conversation? Why does the priest notice it? Am I reading too much into this?


She talks to the audience the same way he talks to God. That's why he could look at 'us' as well


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