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Re: The Television Thread

Post by the bone » December 2, 2019, 2:29 pm

Awesome, thanks Nickman, I’ll give it a watch


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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » December 3, 2019, 5:18 pm

Loved Broadchurch. Seen season 1 and 2, but not 3.
The Killing and The Fall are two others you’d like if you enjoyed Broadchurch. The Killing especially.
Haven’t seen The Bridge, but it’s on the list
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Post by Dr Zaius » December 3, 2019, 8:34 pm

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greeneyed wrote:I've finished season three of The Crown. It's a great show, wonderfully filmed, produced and acted. The production values are amazing.

Of course, it is no Love Island Australia. If only we had two seasons of that a year!

I was a bit disappointed with this season of The Crown... in that it blatantly changed historical events for the purpose of what became a fictional story line. For example, they put things into Prince Charles' speech at his investiture as Prince of Wales... about Welsh sovereignty etc which he didn't actually say. That's on the historical record... why meddle with stuff that is so clearly on the public record, just to slant a story line in a fashion that might be more popular in 2019? It would have been more nuanced if they stuck to the actual public record... to the most likely version of history... rather than bash us over the head with the less nuanced version.

Same with young Charles and Camilla... they convoluted time lines and the most likely version of the facts just to make the two of them seem more sympathetic today, than they deserve.

Anyway, still enjoyable... but of course, no match for the drama of Love Island Australia.

I guess I'll have to watch Love Island UK now.
I've just finished it off. I've got to say that this really isn't the sort of TV that I usually go for, but I really love this series. It is so well done. The opening sequence in the second last episode epitomises the beautiful cinematography.

I get what you are saying about messing with time lines. They were obviously trying to conveye the similarities between David/Edward v Margaret v Charles. How history repeats itself and the crown doesn't learn.

All of the characters come off as very likeable. Even Princess Anne is tops.

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Re: The Television Thread

Post by Sid » December 3, 2019, 9:59 pm

Dr Zaius wrote:,
greeneyed wrote:I've finished season three of The Crown. It's a great show, wonderfully filmed, produced and acted. The production values are amazing.

Of course, it is no Love Island Australia. If only we had two seasons of that a year!

I was a bit disappointed with this season of The Crown... in that it blatantly changed historical events for the purpose of what became a fictional story line. For example, they put things into Prince Charles' speech at his investiture as Prince of Wales... about Welsh sovereignty etc which he didn't actually say. That's on the historical record... why meddle with stuff that is so clearly on the public record, just to slant a story line in a fashion that might be more popular in 2019? It would have been more nuanced if they stuck to the actual public record... to the most likely version of history... rather than bash us over the head with the less nuanced version.

Same with young Charles and Camilla... they convoluted time lines and the most likely version of the facts just to make the two of them seem more sympathetic today, than they deserve.

Anyway, still enjoyable... but of course, no match for the drama of Love Island Australia.

I guess I'll have to watch Love Island UK now.
I've just finished it off. I've got to say that this really isn't the sort of TV that I usually go for, but I really love this series. It is so well done. The opening sequence in the second last episode epitomises the beautiful cinematography.

I get what you are saying about messing with time lines. They were obviously trying to conveye the similarities between David/Edward v Margaret v Charles. How history repeats itself and the crown doesn't learn.

All of the characters come off as very likeable. Even Princess Anne is tops.

I got about halfway through your 2nd paragraph before I realised you were referencing the crown and not love island
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Re: The Television Thread

Post by greeneyed » December 3, 2019, 10:41 pm

Sid wrote:
December 3, 2019, 9:59 pm
Dr Zaius wrote:,
greeneyed wrote:I've finished season three of The Crown. It's a great show, wonderfully filmed, produced and acted. The production values are amazing.

Of course, it is no Love Island Australia. If only we had two seasons of that a year!

I was a bit disappointed with this season of The Crown... in that it blatantly changed historical events for the purpose of what became a fictional story line. For example, they put things into Prince Charles' speech at his investiture as Prince of Wales... about Welsh sovereignty etc which he didn't actually say. That's on the historical record... why meddle with stuff that is so clearly on the public record, just to slant a story line in a fashion that might be more popular in 2019? It would have been more nuanced if they stuck to the actual public record... to the most likely version of history... rather than bash us over the head with the less nuanced version.

Same with young Charles and Camilla... they convoluted time lines and the most likely version of the facts just to make the two of them seem more sympathetic today, than they deserve.

Anyway, still enjoyable... but of course, no match for the drama of Love Island Australia.

I guess I'll have to watch Love Island UK now.
I've just finished it off. I've got to say that this really isn't the sort of TV that I usually go for, but I really love this series. It is so well done. The opening sequence in the second last episode epitomises the beautiful cinematography.

I get what you are saying about messing with time lines. They were obviously trying to conveye the similarities between David/Edward v Margaret v Charles. How history repeats itself and the crown doesn't learn.

All of the characters come off as very likeable. Even Princess Anne is tops.

I got about halfway through your 2nd paragraph before I realised you were referencing the crown and not love island
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Re: The Television Thread

Post by The Nickman » December 5, 2019, 11:18 am

Dr Zaius wrote:
December 3, 2019, 8:34 pm
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greeneyed wrote:I've finished season three of The Crown. It's a great show, wonderfully filmed, produced and acted. The production values are amazing.

Of course, it is no Love Island Australia. If only we had two seasons of that a year!

I was a bit disappointed with this season of The Crown... in that it blatantly changed historical events for the purpose of what became a fictional story line. For example, they put things into Prince Charles' speech at his investiture as Prince of Wales... about Welsh sovereignty etc which he didn't actually say. That's on the historical record... why meddle with stuff that is so clearly on the public record, just to slant a story line in a fashion that might be more popular in 2019? It would have been more nuanced if they stuck to the actual public record... to the most likely version of history... rather than bash us over the head with the less nuanced version.

Same with young Charles and Camilla... they convoluted time lines and the most likely version of the facts just to make the two of them seem more sympathetic today, than they deserve.

Anyway, still enjoyable... but of course, no match for the drama of Love Island Australia.

I guess I'll have to watch Love Island UK now.
I've just finished it off. I've got to say that this really isn't the sort of TV that I usually go for, but I really love this series. It is so well done. The opening sequence in the second last episode epitomises the beautiful cinematography.

I get what you are saying about messing with time lines. They were obviously trying to conveye the similarities between David/Edward v Margaret v Charles. How history repeats itself and the crown doesn't learn.

All of the characters come off as very likeable. Even Princess Anne is tops.
Can't wait until they get to the season focusing on Prince Andrew!
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Re: The Television Thread

Post by the bone » December 6, 2019, 9:25 am

Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:Loved Broadchurch. Seen season 1 and 2, but not 3.
The Killing and The Fall are two others you’d like if you enjoyed Broadchurch. The Killing especially.
Haven’t seen The Bridge, but it’s on the list
The Killing is excellent (at least the first two seasons) - I second that recommendation


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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » December 6, 2019, 1:22 pm

the bone wrote:
December 6, 2019, 9:25 am
Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:Loved Broadchurch. Seen season 1 and 2, but not 3.
The Killing and The Fall are two others you’d like if you enjoyed Broadchurch. The Killing especially.
Haven’t seen The Bridge, but it’s on the list
The Killing is excellent (at least the first two seasons) - I second that recommendation


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Yeah good call out. I would recommend anyone watching it to stop after season 2. Seasons 3 and 4 were not that good at all
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Post by Sterlk » December 9, 2019, 8:32 pm

Anybody else watching "His Dark Materials"?

I'm a few episodes behind, but quite enjoying it.
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Post by Sterlk » December 20, 2019, 11:18 pm

Netflix's The Witcher is out.

I'm 3 episodes in and loving it. Highly recommend.
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Post by Sid » December 21, 2019, 9:25 am

The Nickman wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote:
December 3, 2019, 8:34 pm
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greeneyed wrote:I've finished season three of The Crown. It's a great show, wonderfully filmed, produced and acted. The production values are amazing.

Of course, it is no Love Island Australia. If only we had two seasons of that a year!

I was a bit disappointed with this season of The Crown... in that it blatantly changed historical events for the purpose of what became a fictional story line. For example, they put things into Prince Charles' speech at his investiture as Prince of Wales... about Welsh sovereignty etc which he didn't actually say. That's on the historical record... why meddle with stuff that is so clearly on the public record, just to slant a story line in a fashion that might be more popular in 2019? It would have been more nuanced if they stuck to the actual public record... to the most likely version of history... rather than bash us over the head with the less nuanced version.

Same with young Charles and Camilla... they convoluted time lines and the most likely version of the facts just to make the two of them seem more sympathetic today, than they deserve.

Anyway, still enjoyable... but of course, no match for the drama of Love Island Australia.

I guess I'll have to watch Love Island UK now.
I've just finished it off. I've got to say that this really isn't the sort of TV that I usually go for, but I really love this series. It is so well done. The opening sequence in the second last episode epitomises the beautiful cinematography.

I get what you are saying about messing with time lines. They were obviously trying to conveye the similarities between David/Edward v Margaret v Charles. How history repeats itself and the crown doesn't learn.

All of the characters come off as very likeable. Even Princess Anne is tops.
Can't wait until they get to the season focusing on Prince Andrew!
Shia LaBeouf could be typecast as a Prince Albert


Season 4 has been great so far, I liked Charles Dance as Lord Mountbatten
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Post by Sid » December 21, 2019, 9:32 am

Sterlk wrote:Netflix's The Witcher is out.

I'm 3 episodes in and loving it. Highly recommend.
Love the video game so I’m hoping Netflix don’t ruin this. I was thinking of giving either Witcher or GTAV another play through
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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » December 21, 2019, 9:49 am

Sid wrote:
Sterlk wrote:Netflix's The Witcher is out.

I'm 3 episodes in and loving it. Highly recommend.
Love the video game so I’m hoping Netflix don’t ruin this. I was thinking of giving either Witcher or GTAV another play through
I can’t wait to start binging. The 1st trailer has me concerned that it was a bit... corny. But by the 3rd trailer, I’ve started to have hope
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Post by Sterlk » December 21, 2019, 1:18 pm

Episode 4 is a bit of a mind****.

Being familiar with the universe, I should have known better, really - but being forced into chronological reorganisation halfway through the season is a bit rough.

You're better of knowing from the start; it doesn't really add anything to make people piece it together on their own.

Despite that little annoyance, I still think its fantastic so far.
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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » December 25, 2019, 7:07 pm

Sterlk wrote:Episode 4 is a bit of a mind****.

Being familiar with the universe, I should have known better, really - but being forced into chronological reorganisation halfway through the season is a bit rough.

You're better of knowing from the start; it doesn't really add anything to make people piece it together on their own.

Despite that little annoyance, I still think its fantastic so far.
I’m up to 6. I think I know what you mean. Ep 4 made the world make sense to me. I picked up the characters were in different timelines, but that ep just tied it all up for me.

It’s a really great show, and Henry Cavills swordsmanship is top class
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Post by Sterlk » December 29, 2019, 7:02 pm

Just finished the final season of Silicon Valley.

Another one of the best shows on TV bites the dust. Though attrition the list of shows I'm watching is actually now something close to manageable.
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Post by Northern Raider » December 29, 2019, 7:24 pm

Sterlk wrote:
December 29, 2019, 7:02 pm
Just finished the final season of Silicon Valley.

Another one of the best shows on TV bites the dust. Though attrition the list of shows I'm watching is actually now something close to manageable.
I'd prefer they close out more shows rather than turn them into never ending soap operas. Breaking Bad best example of a series that evolved over several season leading into a great finale.
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Post by greeneyed » January 12, 2020, 10:00 pm

Just finished watching the first two seasons of Succession. What a show! If it wasn’t the best show of 2019, it was awfully close. Can’t wait for more. Brilliant final scene for season two.

Theme music is brilliant too.
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Post by julian87 » January 13, 2020, 6:34 am

Sterlk wrote:
December 29, 2019, 7:02 pm
Just finished the final season of Silicon Valley.

Another one of the best shows on TV bites the dust. Though attrition the list of shows I'm watching is actually now something close to manageable.
Yeah I’ve been a fan. One of the better comedies around, probably number 2 to Its Always Sunny for mine.

Hasn’t been the same show without TJ Miller though imo, especially the struggle between Bachman and Yang.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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