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 Post subject: Re: Films & Telly thread (formerly Will Ferrell etc)
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:54 pm 
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Aye, picked it up yesterday - cheers. Will start it this week I reckon.

Also, the Gianni Versace assassination thing is a good series. Probably get them all on iPlayer, 7 eps so far. It's season 2 of American Crime thingy, first season was People vs OJ Simpson which was also raker.



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Good - I don't entirely trust Royal Mail, due to knowing a couple of blokes who work for them lmao Anyway, I found TWY wasn't something I wanted to 'binge-watch' as they call it. Just stuck it on every now and again when I fancied, took me well over a year I think. It was worth the re-watch though definitely. Likewise with Party of Five which is somewhat similar in style though not in content. Really liked that show. Also likewise with this Friday Night Lights I'm on currently. Nothing ground-breaking or owt but a canny watch.

Any of you ever watch This Life by the way? Joined my other half in re-watching this recently and I enjoyed it just as much this time round. Shame it was only two series (plus a shit 'reunion' thing years later).



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Just started The Man in the High Castle. I quite like it I think, based on the first couple. I read the novel it's based on about 30 years ago and it wasn't bad at all as far as I recall, although I remember thinking it was too America-centric to fully do justice to an interesting premise. But anyway, the tv version seems pretty well done so far.

Meanwhile I've kept on with Friday Night Lights, just finished the first series. It's really very watchable tv in its way and I'm sure I'll finish it.



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I found MitHC too boring, gave up after 2-3 eps.



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Aye I chucked it after the 1st series. Could have been good, but isn't. Unengaging and uninspired.

Well into S2 of Friday Night Lights now Obi. It is a bit cheesy like, sentimental even at times. But I'm still thoroughly enjoying it. I'll call it my tv folly Smoke

Riggins and Landry are mint Smoke Aimee Teegarden in this is what in old money we used to call pure jailbait, all lip gloss, tits, sparkling teeth and fluttery eyelashes lmao But she's ridiculously easy on the eye. Hopefully no loon from Mumsnet looks at this and starts an internet campaign to have me hung, drawn and quartered for being a wrong 'un :whistle:



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I imagine you'll like This is Us too, Randal is cool as fuck Smoke

Some cracking blart in FNL, guessing Smash hasn't entered yet? Some great characters in it, Riggins was my favourite at the start too.



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Oh aye Smash is in it, he's there from the start isn't he? He's another I like and the actor is a perfect fit. Characters are mostly 'types' but you'd expect that and their stories seem to be developing well enough. The casting is really good actually and there's lots of solid acting.

I see This is Us is free on Prime so I'll give it a look later on.



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Smash appears to be a cunt to start with, his friendship with Matt is when you start to see the real character if I remember rightly...

Think you'll like Randal's Dad in TIU.



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Money heist , Netflix, Spanish ,was great



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Money heist , Netflix, Spanish ,was great


Someone else recommended that - it's in the queue. Currently trying Mindhunter.

The Gringo documentary about McAfee is an interesting watch for a spare hour.



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Finished FNL. Really easy-to-watch, likeable and engrossing telly show. You could pick the odd hole in it but there's far more good than not so good and overall I loved it. S2 is the weakest (partly due to a writers' strike), S1, S3 & S4 are all strong, S5 starts a bit flat maybe but really picks up and the finale is pitch perfect. Definitely a 'feelgood' show but it does also get its hands dirty when need be.

In the end Coach was my favourite character. Kyle Chandler's lead performance as the heart-on-sleeve, passionate, all-American good-guy is thoroughly convincing and has a real authenticity about it. Loads of other characters and performances I liked as well though.

It is occasionally sentimental and will give you that feeling you've, er, got something in your eye that us blokes aren't supposed to get :whistle: Being old, I can admit these things Smoke I usually dislike this in drama but I forgive FNL because a) it's not overdone and b) these moments usually work quite well in this show I think.

Cheers for the shout Obi :hi5: I'm mid-way through putting it on my hard drive by the way so if you want it just giz a shout.



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So many likeable characters in it, but agree he was probably my overall favourite too, or Riggins, Smash, Landry, Matt...

Any one seen Evil Genius yet?

Wonder if my kids will ever get TV? Zero interest, YouTubers rule the World.



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Evil Genius looks worth a watch.

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Riggins, Smash, Landry, Matt...


Aye they're all likeable and have good stories, Saracen's especially. What about the lasses? I think Tyra is quality, actress does it really well. And Mrs Coach is perfect as the wife/'mom' at the centre of everything.

Some good comedy characters as well. Landry obviously, Billy Riggins and Herc (Street's room-mate). Buddy is also unintentionally hilarious at times.

Had a watch of the film version the other day as well. I though it was shite.



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There weren't many characters that didn't have depth and something to like about them, which is unusual, helps that all the ladies are hellish too like Smoke

From watching that the cast were in everything I seemed to watch, always hard when you remember them as the Coach/Wife, Riggins, Smash, Vince, Landry...they could play Freddy Krueger and I'd be like, had a difficult childhood :snooty:

Didn't bother with the movie thank fuck.



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To revive this, recent ones watched:

Narcos. Not bad and I watched it through. Passable telly but I think it could have been done better like.

Travelers. Tosh, but watchable tosh - first series wasn't bad, good enough to keep me watching at any rate. Second was much better I thought. I've always been a sucker for sci-fi though so I might be overrating it.

Breaking Bad. Which everybody else has probably already seen :whistle: Not that far into it but I'm really enjoying it so far. Lead actor is very good.



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Started Breaking Bad too, soon into S5 (missed some episodes when it aired and never started again since now)
It's watchable yes, some boring episodes but overall great

Timeless might get a vote from here, worth seeing, a bit cheesy at times, but concept is great, fiction & history and some conspiracies



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Narcos is good, but the way its made you kind of root for Escobar, which is weird.

El Chapo one on Netflix is good too.



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It does, in the earlier parts at any rate. Not so much when he goes all indiscriminately blitzkrieg later on.

I thought it was alright, and I really liked Pedro Pascal's performance as Pena, also whoever it was who played Pacho was good.

Into S4 of Breaking Bad, I think it's excellent. The writer is very obviously a big fan of The Sopranos. It draws a lot from The Sopranos stylistically and in fact there's a couple of obvious nods in its direction. I'll do Better Call Saul straight after which also looks promising.



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fuck, more to watch, El Chapo & Saul lmao

stuck watching that Steer Ben Arfa goal on repeat, ffs pardew..

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Wonder if my kids will ever get TV? Zero interest, YouTubers rule the World.

yup, tv only for Netflix & Youtube etc lmao

dont know was it a Finnish study or wider, but there was a report/news that kids dont know to handle a pen in school/kindergarden, theyve bee so accustomed to pads & phones, so some people dont use pens anymore :character-oldtimer:



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My kids are all good writers and love drawing, still don't watch tv though.

Son is into subbuteo and writes shitloads of teams out, cuts them up and makes proper tournaments, knows how to work out the schedules and how many teams are needed so works on his maths too Smoke

Better call Saul is funny like.



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My kids are all good writers and love drawing, still don't watch tv though.

Son is into subbuteo and writes shitloads of teams out, cuts them up and makes proper tournaments, knows how to work out the schedules and how many teams are needed so works on his maths too Smoke

Better call Saul is funny like.


That's mint, proper old school Smoke I didn't know kids still played subbuteo lmao

I don't know about the pens thing ^^ but I do know basic numeracy is a problem for a lot of young people. When I take on till lasses I check to see if they can work out unaided how much change to give people - loads can't do that or even get close. Simple mental arithmetic we all learned as young kids, it's fucking shocking.



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