What are we watching on TV?

littleme

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The Sandman, netflix

 

SketchyMagpie

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The entirety of Star Trek is on Paramount Plus, which I've never seen any of before besides some of the newer movies, so I'm watching it right from the start of the original series. Quite enjoying it so far.

Never really been into Star Wars... makes sense now, turns out I always more of a Star Trek guy but didn't know it yet!
 

Glam

Mad Cat Woman
The entirety of Star Trek is on Paramount Plus, which I've never seen any of before besides some of the newer movies, so I'm watching it right from the start of the original series. Quite enjoying it so far.

Never really been into Star Wars... makes sense now, turns out I always more of a Star Trek guy but didn't know it yet!
Ah! I used love Star Trek. It was always on opposite Corrie. So me and my bigger sister used go a neighbours and watch it there cos their lads were crackers about it.
 

BobClay

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Finished the first series of 'Cracker' on ITV Hub. Hadn't seen any of these although I know I've seen some of the following series. I'll give Jimmy McGovern his due .... when he writes a yarn it's like getting sucker punched in the gut several times over. He definitely writes from the gut.

Can't wait to watch the next in line.

(I must mention Code 404 on Sky. Black humour taken to extreme but I keep laughing at it. So I keep watching it ... it's also got a great cast.)
 

BobClay

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Tonight I went into 'daft' mode which is something you have to do now and again. I switched over to 'Talking Pictures' and stuck with them without checking their programming ... just take what comes.

So: I watched the Blue Lamp (1949) where Dirk Bogarde shoots Doxon of Dick Green. (I'm not going to explain it, look it up, but I enjoyed seeing all those old cars and how empty the roads were back then.)

Then one of the series of 'Maigret' with Rupert Davies. Shit, even I only just remember that one.

Then I watched 'Juggernaut.' A film directed by Richard Lester in 1974 about bombs being planted aboard a passenger ship for a ransom demand.
Now this film struck a cord with me, because decades ago I saw it on a ship, in fact I showed it on the 16mm projector we usually set up in the bar. I usually showed the second house of a film (post 2000 hours) because that's how my watches worked.
As you can imagine, when you see a film set at sea on a ship, particularly a merchant ship, there are a lot of ribald comments from the viewers, usually based on the statement: "Well that's bollocks for a start."

One scene in particular condemned me to banter for the remainder of the trip. The bomb disposal squad sent to defuse the bombs on the ship lost one member when parachuting into the mid-Atlantic, so they recruited one of the ship's radio officers to take his place. Believe me I took some shit on that one.

'Hey sparks, there's a brown parcel in the officers bog that's ticking.'

'Hey sparks, there's a steel sphere with a radiation sign on it and a sign that says 'Made in Los Alamos' wobbling around the deck in the laundry.'

My answer was inevitably: 'Yeah ... OK lads, very funny ... rearrange this well known phrase or saying: '0ff F***.'

I should say, the film itself did win most over, mainly due to Lester's quirky direction, and strung out humour often slightly off camera both in dialogue and images. (I'll still kill him though if ever I meet him.*)

Also a phenomenal cast, from big time movie stars of the day right down to most character actors in the book. You'll spot familiar faces over and over again.

*(Well no, I wouldn't really kill him. But I might adjust him a bit with a lump hammer.) :facepalm:
 

SketchyMagpie

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Watched the Better Call Saul finale this morning. Going to be processing that for a while. A very satisfying end to this television universe, I thought.
 

SketchyMagpie

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Oh and I drew this last night to commemorate Better Call Saul ending:

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littleme

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Locke & key, series 3....

 

BobClay

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Cracker, series 2 episodes 1 to 3. In a series with outstanding performances from all involved ... Robert Carlyle practically steals the screen.

Jimmy McGovern ... I think there's a touch of George R.R. Martin about your writing. Or maybe it's George R.R. Martin who has a touch of Jimmy McGovern about his writing.

Both of them like the old 'sucker punch.'
 

Glam

Mad Cat Woman
Vera on ITV3
Love Vera!
I had every programme recorded on the old Virgin box. Gutted I lost the lot when it broke. It's really weird sat here at my sisters, I can have the telly on at the same time as being on my laptop. Normally I'm sat up in my bedroom on a desktop pc, which I do prefer, not a fan of lappys. And I refuse to have a telly in my bedroom.
 

littleme

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Deadpool 2




Deadpool are literally the only films I can watch again & again...
 

BobClay

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I'm not really a fan of super hero type pix, but I did like the Deadpool films as they were a bit of a send up with some good humour in them.

The only other super hero I could watch was Will Smith as 'Hancock.' Being permanently pissed up, every time he prevented a crime or rescued somebody, he wrecked half the city doing it. :heyhey:
 

littleme

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Locke & Key, series 3

 

littleme

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I'm not really a fan of super hero type pix, but I did like the Deadpool films as they were a bit of a send up with some good humour in them.

The only other super hero I could watch was Will Smith as 'Hancock.' Being permanently pissed up, every time he prevented a crime or rescued somebody, he wrecked half the city doing it. :heyhey:
Totally agree, the only other Marvel type thing I liked was Iron Fist. Worth a watch if you like Deadpool & Hancock...

 
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