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Both sound truly awful, Fui.
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People have different tastes, be it music, hobbies, sports, shows, movies
Everyone gets to like the stuff they like.

Personally whilst I'm not a Love Island guy, I had a date night with my wife a few weeks ago for our anniversary. We went out to Pilot and dropped $600+ at dinner and pre/post dinner drinks and then when we got home, cracked another bottle of wine and continued the latest season of MAFS UK. Perfect night.

We watch plenty of "prestige tv". Stuff like succession, last of us, the bear etc. Last night we started All the Light We Cannot See on netflix which so far has been very good but on a Friday night, after about 3 glasses of wine, when you lack the focus to give a quality show the attention it needs... then its time to see some hot messes try and find love in all the wrong places.

Doesnt have to be an either/or. Plenty of time to indulge in both. Variety is the spice of life ;)
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Sounds like the perfect dinner to me... up until you turned the TV on.
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Sometimes, mindless rubbish can be fun.
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Botman wrote:We watch plenty of "prestige tv". Stuff like succession, last of us, the bear etc. Last night we started All the Light We Cannot See on netflix which so far has been very good but on a Friday night, after about 3 glasses of wine, when you lack the focus to give a quality show the attention it needs... then its time to see some hot messes try and find love in all the wrong places.

Doesnt have to be an either/or. Plenty of time to indulge in both. Variety is the spice of life ;)
I say this a lot. You need to throw in a hot mess in amongst the masterpieces. We went through a time where Mrs Fui and I were like “We’ve been heavy in too many intense shows. Let’s get on Is it Cake just to relax for a bit”

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The Nickman wrote:Both sound truly awful, Fui.
I think you’d like Master Distillers if you gave it a go. If anything, you learn how spirits are made, while wondering how these guys managed to convince a studio to pay them to drink.
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My kids LOVE is it Cake haha
And more recently Dessert Masters was a big hit
Lego masters reigns supreme though.

And they love the masked singer too, good harmless fun
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It just occurred to me that 90% of my TV time is on ABC News 24 , with most of the rest on SBS News. I guess sport would be more

I wonder why I stopped watching other stuff?


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I watched "Boy swallows universe" on Netflix today. I thought it was very good, quirky... perhaps the opening three or four episodes were the best of them... as the story became more unlikely. But it was still a good watch... the cast impressive... and I enjoyed the settings of 1980 Brisbane, the music, the feel, given I grew up there around that time.
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greeneyed wrote:I watched "Boy swallows universe" on Netflix today. I thought it was very good, quirky... perhaps the opening three or four episodes were the best of them... as the story became more unlikely. But it was still a good watch... the cast impressive... and I enjoyed the settings of 1980 Brisbane, the music, the feel, given I grew up there around that time.
I've heard the book is very good so might have to check it out.

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The Nickman wrote: If you guys want to watch an excellent show, truly outstanding writing, watch Bodies on Netflix.

Honestly the best show we’ve watched this year.
I thought this show was absolute ****.

How many times do we need to see that dudes awful dead body :doubt:
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working my way through Clarkson's farm, pretty light viewing

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Finished The Crown, it's a sequel to Game of Thrones

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Can't believe they killed off one of the main characters!! they were popular among the fans too!

I'm also up to date with Rick and Morty

Might cancel Netflix and try prime for a month


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T_R wrote: December 5, 2023, 5:04 pm It just occurred to me that 90% of my TV time is on ABC News 24 , with most of the rest on SBS News. I guess sport would be more

I wonder why I stopped watching other stuff?


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Watched The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart recently. Such a good show. Australian TV has been good lately. This show just had me riding all the emotions. Recommend giving it a shot.

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Its a limited series and also has a trigger warning on the content

But Boy Swallows Universe is a show we've just finished up, Its set in 1980's Brisbane and is superb. Highly recommend it. Its on Netflix.
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Botman wrote:Its a limited series and also has a trigger warning on the content

But Boy Swallows Universe is a show we've just finished up, Its set in 1980's Brisbane and is superb. Highly recommend it. Its on Netflix.
I’ve now seen this show mentioned quite a lot recently. Means we probably should check it out.
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The Nickman wrote: January 18, 2024, 9:07 pm
Botman wrote:Its a limited series and also has a trigger warning on the content

But Boy Swallows Universe is a show we've just finished up, Its set in 1980's Brisbane and is superb. Highly recommend it. Its on Netflix.
I’ve now seen this show mentioned quite a lot recently. Means we probably should check it out.
Very confident in saying you’ll like it
It’s very good.
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Watched the “American Nightmare” doco on Netflix last night. 3x 45 min eps.

Holy hell it’s a crazy messed up story. You go into each ep thinking one thing, then by the end it hits you for 6.
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Botman wrote:
The Nickman wrote: January 18, 2024, 9:07 pm
Botman wrote:Its a limited series and also has a trigger warning on the content

But Boy Swallows Universe is a show we've just finished up, Its set in 1980's Brisbane and is superb. Highly recommend it. Its on Netflix.
I’ve now seen this show mentioned quite a lot recently. Means we probably should check it out.
Very confident in saying you’ll like it
It’s very good.
We just finished watching it while on holiday in the States. It was an excellent show, both thoroughly enjoyed it.
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I've made my way through all of the Star Wars content on Disney. I was watching Ashoka and was just confused, so went back to Clone Wars, skipping through a lot of it, just watching the episodes that looked essential to the overall story line, which included the entire last two seasons. The last two seasons were actually really enjoyable. Then I watched Rebels, again a good series, Bad Batch was okay, then rewatched Mandalorian, Book of Bobba Fett, then Ashoka and finally Andor. Then went on and rewatched Rogue One and Attack of the Clones. Will finish off with Revenge of the Sith. The only TV content that I didn't like really was Bobba Fett, which seemed a little pointless. The TV content and Rogue One were all significantly better than Attack of the Clones. Clone Wars, Rebels, Mando, Ashoka and Andor all tie in nicely together and complete the picture, at least in my mind.
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The last two seasons of Clone Wars and Rebels are excellent viewing and mandatory for any Star Wars fans in my opinion... Bad Batch is also very good and I can't wait for the third and final season at the end of February.
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I'd never watched the animated stuff either and same as the doc I realised I needed to.
I'm looking forward to Bad Batch season 3 and the next Ahsoka series

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Masters of the Air is finally out. I have been waiting for this for years. Rewatched Band of Brothers and The Pacific leading up to the release.

Pretty happy with the first 2 episodes. I image like the others it will be one you can rewatch. It’s on Apple TV+ which I am still trying to work out what it is other than something else to take away close to $15 a month from me.


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Rick wrote: January 30, 2024, 2:10 pm Masters of the Air is finally out. I have been waiting for this for years. Rewatched Band of Brothers and The Pacific leading up to the release.

Pretty happy with the first 2 episodes. I image like the others it will be one you can rewatch. It’s on Apple TV+ which I am still trying to work out what it is other than something else to take away close to $15 a month from me.

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Im in a scheduling BIND

My wife and kids LOVE Australian Idol, it started last night, but we're also big Survivor and MAFS people, and they all started on the same night. These networks need to get their **** sorted with this.
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Half way through watching “The Gentlemen”, new TV series on Netflix. I don’t normally like Guy Ritchie crime genre much. But it’s pretty well done. Very watchable.
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On a real Japanese kick at the moment

Watching Shogun, which is the new prestige FX show which has so far been very good and just last night started getting into Blue Eye Samurai, which is an animated series but quite clearly not for kids. Excellent series so far

Planning on giving the Gentleman a run when im through with these two.
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Have got to the end of The Gentlemen already. Had to keep watching and binge it in the end. It is a bit compulsive. Brilliantly filmed and edited. The score adds a lot too.
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What platform is Shogun on? Loved the book and from memory the movie was decent (was a long time ago). Blue eyed samurai not too bad. French made apparently.

GE Guy Ritchie's stuff has always been pretty slick - his first couple being his best I thought. Lock stock and Snatch.

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gerg wrote: March 18, 2024, 7:23 pm What platform is Shogun on? Loved the book and from memory the movie was decent (was a long time ago). Blue eyed samurai not too bad. French made apparently.

GE Guy Ritchie's stuff has always been pretty slick - his first couple being his best I thought. Lock stock and Snatch.

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Shogun is on Disney.
Apparently the makers have committed to only one season and not going beyond the source material despite the ratings. I am really eager to get the book now i've enjoyed the movie so much

Yeah i've always liked Guy Ritchie stuff... i think Snatch might be one of my most quoted movies.
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Botman wrote:
gerg wrote: March 18, 2024, 7:23 pm What platform is Shogun on? Loved the book and from memory the movie was decent (was a long time ago). Blue eyed samurai not too bad. French made apparently.

GE Guy Ritchie's stuff has always been pretty slick - his first couple being his best I thought. Lock stock and Snatch.

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Shogun is on Disney.
Apparently the makers have committed to only one season and not going beyond the source material despite the ratings. I am really eager to get the book now i've enjoyed the movie so much

Yeah i've always liked Guy Ritchie stuff... i think Snatch might be one of my most quoted movies.
If you're really diving into Japanese media to the point of reading, I'd highly recommend Musashi. In my top 5 books of all time.

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gerg wrote: March 18, 2024, 8:47 pm
Botman wrote:
gerg wrote: March 18, 2024, 7:23 pm What platform is Shogun on? Loved the book and from memory the movie was decent (was a long time ago). Blue eyed samurai not too bad. French made apparently.

GE Guy Ritchie's stuff has always been pretty slick - his first couple being his best I thought. Lock stock and Snatch.

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Shogun is on Disney.
Apparently the makers have committed to only one season and not going beyond the source material despite the ratings. I am really eager to get the book now i've enjoyed the movie so much

Yeah i've always liked Guy Ritchie stuff... i think Snatch might be one of my most quoted movies.
If you're really diving into Japanese media to the point of reading, I'd highly recommend Musashi. In my top 5 books of all time.

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Just googled it, sounds really interesting! Thanks, will put that on my bday/fathers day list
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