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What are we watching on TV?

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Carole, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. Carole

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    I’ve watched all episodes of Killing Eve now and although I can’t fault the cast and the acting, I didn’t really enjoy this series at all.
    It definitely lacked something in the writing.
    What was clever in series one was that you find yourself rooting for the baddie...how can it be possible to like a murdering psychopath?
    In series three I found myself not liking any of the main characters at all.
    I also found it boring.
     
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    I just finished season 1 of 'Mr Robot' on Prime. It's about a dysfunctional computer hacker, toying with the idea of bringing down the entire global economy. It's really quite strange, but became sort of compulsive viewing, mainly due to the performance of Rami Malek. (You may remember him as 'Snafu' in the 'Band of Brothers' sister series 'The Pacific,' about the phenomenally brutal job the marines had invading Japanese held islands in World War Two.)

    I wasn't sure if I wanted to continue with subsequent series, it's dark and grim, probably not best lockdown viewing.

    I will though. :eek:
     
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    Different head writer for each series. Series 1 Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Series 2 Emerald Fennell, with Waller-Bridge having a more directorial role. Series 3 Suzanne Heathcote. Spot the differences between series. Laura Neal will be the head writer for series 4
     
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    Tutankhamen with Dan Snow
     
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    I watched the first instalment of 'Salisbury' last night.

    The thing is, this isn't one of those Scandinavian thrillers I like to watch. 'The Killing,' 'The Bridge,' 'Wallander,' and many others. This happened in this country just a couple of years ago.

    I'm still f****** angry about this. The 'thug' running Russia decided to send two incompetent murderous arseholes from the GRU to this country with a phenomenally deadly chemical weapon because the 'thug' thought it would make his dick look bigger. (Normal behaviour for this tw@t.) In doing so they spread their shit all over the place, failed to kill their targets (but they got pretty damned close) and then threw their deadly weapon away which killed a bystander who had nothing to do with any of this political bullshit.

    This is of course is reality, not TV drama. What makes it worse is the 'thug' got away with it. Basically he lifted two fingers and our government flopped over the desk and dropped their pants for him. (Tories, I'm starting to think the 'thug' financed and helped their election as he did for the Trumpenfuhrer.)

    Ok ... rant over. But mark my words here, the 'thug' is dangerous, not because he's twisted, but because he's a lot smarter than the clowns running much of the western world which he regards as enemies. (KGB training never goes away.)
     
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    Gordon's Great Escape, Food Network, he's in India
     
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    Keeping Britain Fed, BBC 2 tonight.
     
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    I’ve just rewatched life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes which I loved. I’m now watching Luther.
     
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    I scrapped my TV licence and only have Netflix!

    Was it good?!
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    You can still watch it on iPlayer catch-up can't you?
     
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    No you have to have a license to watch any BBC program, live or online!
     
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    Gardeners World, BBC 2, now 8pm
     
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    Although I've seen it before, I watched 'The Big Lebowski' being rerun on Sky tonight. The world would be a bit duller without Coen Brother's films. :)
     
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    Big Brother, best shows ever...

    A million yeas ago, by a massive mistake, I found out that I had to have a life saving operation in emergency circumstances...

    I was in hospital for nearly 4 months... In this time there was only 1 TV in the ward... I was forced to watch Corrination Street, and Big Brother on a daily basis.... I ended up loving Big Brother, something I would never have watched if I had been at home, and its stuck with me ever since...
     
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    Finished watching 'Killing Eve.' I did enjoy it, (especially when Villanelle went back to her family home in Russia. Only she could then kill her mother and blow the home sky high .. :eek:) The story however did seem a bit disjointed to me, ... perhaps they should get Phoebe Waller-Bridge back as the writer.
    The casting however was faultless. It seems to me Jodie Comer can act without even saying anything, the expressions on her face tell you exactly what her character is thinking. Perhaps it's her large eyes coupled with remarkable talent.
    If she played her cards right .. she could have me. :P:)
     
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    Fans of Jodie Comer might be interested to know that she’s appearing in one of the episodes of Alan Bennett’s new version of Talking Heads.

    Brilliant cast, starting tonight with a double bill, tonight’s episodes are with Imelda Staunton and Sarah Lancashire.
     
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