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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 8:58 am 
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Chernobyl is fantastic :thumbup:


Watched the 2nd Ep last night, Brilliant!


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Best thing on TV at the moment IMO :thumbup:


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Just watched the 1st series of Fleabag. Awesome show. Waller-Bridge is seriously talented. Looking forward to s02 starting tonight.

didn't think it was possible, but i enjoyed S2 even more, absolutely amazing, and the end was perfect


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Stefan Golaszewski's (Him&Her) Mum has just returned, and is available as a box set on BBC iPlayer. Outstanding comedy.


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George Clooney returns to TV for the adaptation of Joseph Heller’s satirical masterpiece, which airs in the UK later this year. Cloony plays Lieutenant Scheisskopf.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/features/catch-22-hulu-george-clooney-joseph-heller-captain-john-yossarian-alan-arkin-a8913086.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR2mudBO2dlqiodjm2tEl7xFM0N6S1j48i2QqLFIaLmJ97tuPT5YohAEzLk#Echobox=1558099611


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Spent the last while catching up with Homeland. Watched seasons 4-7 recently. Thought 4-6 we're superb and far better than the first two. Always thought season 3 sucked. Season 7 wasn't great but improved immeasurably towards the end.

Started watching Stranger Things last night. Had never heard of it until I saw the Lego kits popping up on my YouTube Fred so decided to give it a go. :lol:


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Watched Chernobyl 1.2 last night.

I'm sure there's a fair amount of dramatic licence taken with the actual onsite efforts, but fuck-me, the incompetence and denial is staggering.


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Good Omens kicks off at the end of the month...


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not sure if I mentioned "undercover" - Belgian series - very good ; also Deep State - season 2 is out, looking forward to watching tonight


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Speed Racer wrote:
Watched Chernobyl 1.2 last night.

I'm sure there's a fair amount of dramatic licence taken with the actual onsite efforts, but fuck-me, the incompetence and denial is staggering.



The first two episodes of this have been incredible. I use Chernobyl as a case study for dealing with Acute Radiation Syndrome etc..., so have a fair bit of interest in the incident, the response and the err... fallout.
So many small details that we know of were used in the episodes - the firefighter picking up the piece of graphite and receiving massive burns etc... it's incredible to see it on screen, some of it is exactly how I'd pictured it, other parts show I'd been way off.

Love how they've intertwined the politics of it into the story so we can see how their response unfolded in real time, how suppressing or denying the reality of the situation made it so much worse, while the heroic sacrifice of some of the responders was so cynically exploited.

The snippets at the end with cast and crew are fascinating too, just how they went about creating the show.

Absolutely incredible show.


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Speed Racer wrote:
Watched Chernobyl 1.2 last night.

I'm sure there's a fair amount of dramatic licence taken with the actual onsite efforts, but fuck-me, the incompetence and denial is staggering.



The first two episodes of this have been incredible. I use Chernobyl as a case study for dealing with Acute Radiation Syndrome etc..., so have a fair bit of interest in the incident, the response and the err... fallout.
So many small details that we know of were used in the episodes - the firefighter picking up the piece of graphite and receiving massive burns etc... it's incredible to see it on screen, some of it is exactly how I'd pictured it, other parts show I'd been way off.

Love how they've intertwined the politics of it into the story so we can see how their response unfolded in real time, how suppressing or denying the reality of the situation made it so much worse, while the heroic sacrifice of some of the responders was so cynically exploited.

The snippets at the end with cast and crew are fascinating too, just how they went about creating the show.

Absolutely incredible show.

What? Have I been missing this? Watching on Sky Atlantic are they not showing it or am I turning off too early?

It's good to see it's true to life.


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Aside from GoT i’ve not been watching much TV... however I see there is a new TV adaptation of His Dark Materials, it looks quite good

Started watching the Umbrella Academy tonight, seems promising if a little quirky

Not long to Stranger Things 3 as well :thumbup:


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Turbogoat wrote:
Speed Racer wrote:
Watched Chernobyl 1.2 last night.

I'm sure there's a fair amount of dramatic licence taken with the actual onsite efforts, but fuck-me, the incompetence and denial is staggering.



The first two episodes of this have been incredible. I use Chernobyl as a case study for dealing with Acute Radiation Syndrome etc..., so have a fair bit of interest in the incident, the response and the err... fallout.
So many small details that we know of were used in the episodes - the firefighter picking up the piece of graphite and receiving massive burns etc... it's incredible to see it on screen, some of it is exactly how I'd pictured it, other parts show I'd been way off.

Love how they've intertwined the politics of it into the story so we can see how their response unfolded in real time, how suppressing or denying the reality of the situation made it so much worse, while the heroic sacrifice of some of the responders was so cynically exploited.

The snippets at the end with cast and crew are fascinating too, just how they went about creating the show.

Absolutely incredible show.


Yeah, I've been watching the addendums. Just as fascinating as the story. When I mentioned dramatic licence, I was referring to how they sketched out the minor characters. I absolutely believe this has been researched to the nth degree.

Carries on like this it's going to be one of my shows of the year.


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Good Omens kicks off at the end of the month...


Personally I'm waiting for The Expanse and the final season of High Castle to start before I renew my Prime membership.


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Just watched the 1st series of Fleabag. Awesome show. Waller-Bridge is seriously talented. Looking forward to s02 starting tonight.

didn't think it was possible, but i enjoyed S2 even more, absolutely amazing, and the end was perfect


S02 was awesome. Would rate the show as one of the all time great comedies and, your right, don’t see many endings done that well.

I hear she’s been bought in to sort out the script of the new Bond film - should be great (with Cary Fukunaga from True Detective s01 directing)


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Turbogoat wrote:
Speed Racer wrote:
Watched Chernobyl 1.2 last night.

I'm sure there's a fair amount of dramatic licence taken with the actual onsite efforts, but fuck-me, the incompetence and denial is staggering.



The first two episodes of this have been incredible. I use Chernobyl as a case study for dealing with Acute Radiation Syndrome etc..., so have a fair bit of interest in the incident, the response and the err... fallout.
So many small details that we know of were used in the episodes - the firefighter picking up the piece of graphite and receiving massive burns etc... it's incredible to see it on screen, some of it is exactly how I'd pictured it, other parts show I'd been way off.

Love how they've intertwined the politics of it into the story so we can see how their response unfolded in real time, how suppressing or denying the reality of the situation made it so much worse, while the heroic sacrifice of some of the responders was so cynically exploited.

The snippets at the end with cast and crew are fascinating too, just how they went about creating the show.

Absolutely incredible show.

What? Have I been missing this? Watching on Sky Atlantic are they not showing it or am I turning off too early?

It's good to see it's true to life.


My friend tends to torrent all the tv shows, the last few minutes of each episode on there were cast and crew interviews, it'd be a shame if your TV provider wasn't showing them, they're a great addition.


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So I chanced upon Barry having accidentally opened this thread about 2 weeks ago.

Wow! :nod: :thumbup: :thumbup:


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Catch 22 the miniseries is out.


Rattled through it all this week.

Not perfect, but actually much better than I expected given the mixed reviews. Yossarian and Milo were well cast and it packs a punch.


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Akkerman wrote:
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Just watched the 1st series of Fleabag. Awesome show. Waller-Bridge is seriously talented. Looking forward to s02 starting tonight.

didn't think it was possible, but i enjoyed S2 even more, absolutely amazing, and the end was perfect


+1

The whole show was so well written. She hit it out of the park.


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Spent the last while catching up with Homeland. Watched seasons 4-7 recently. Thought 4-6 we're superb and far better than the first two. Always thought season 3 sucked. Season 7 wasn't great but improved immeasurably towards the end.

Started watching Stranger Things last night. Had never heard of it until I saw the Lego kits popping up on my YouTube Fred so decided to give it a go. :lol:


Homeland is one of my top box sets. Yes it can be very up and down but some of the storylines are absolutely brilliant. Really like the way the later seasons explore the alt right and Russian social media manipulation and fake news. Superb stuff - Carrie is great as the flawed protagonist, absolutely nails bipolar too


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Shame about Quinn.
As for Dar Adal, what a brilliant portrayal by F Murray Abraham but the character he plays is vile.


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Watched the first episode of Chernobyl last night.

Now as someone who's spent over a decade working at various power plants I found it particularly harrowing.


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Spent the last while catching up with Homeland. Watched seasons 4-7 recently. Thought 4-6 we're superb and far better than the first two. Always thought season 3 sucked. Season 7 wasn't great but improved immeasurably towards the end.

Started watching Stranger Things last night. Had never heard of it until I saw the Lego kits popping up on my YouTube Fred so decided to give it a go. :lol:


Homeland is one of my top box sets. Yes it can be very up and down but some of the storylines are absolutely brilliant. Really like the way the later seasons explore the alt right and Russian social media manipulation and fake news. Superb stuff - Carrie is great as the flawed protagonist, absolutely nails bipolar too


The series have always been very good at mirroring the contemporary security/political situation, to the point where you could easily believe most of the story lines.

Though they obviously assumed that Hilary Clinton was going to be elected, based on the last 2 series!


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Beaver_Shark wrote:
Watched the first episode of Chernobyl last night.

Now as someone who's spent over a decade working at various power plants I found it particularly harrowing.


Episode 3 is harrowing, to say the least. Somewhat naively, I hadn't realised that was what acute radiation poisoning did to you.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 11:58 am 
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Watched the first episode of Chernobyl last night.

Now as someone who's spent over a decade working at various power plants I found it particularly harrowing.


It was filmed at a decommissioned plant Lithuania that was of similar design to Chernobyl (an RBMK nuclear power reactor). Must have been a bit twitchy for the locals until it was shutdown in 2009


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Where are people watching Chernobyl?


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Where are people watching Chernobyl?


In the living room.


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I deserved that. What service provider? Netflix? Regular TV stations? A friend acquiring it?


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In the living room.


Just don't be watching it on the sofa in your boxer shorts as Chernobyl fall out.


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Where are people watching Chernobyl?


Sky Atlantic - saving it.
Just watched 1st episode Season 2 of Deep State - enjoyable ; not as good as Homeland but up there...although a lot of that is down to looking at Karima McAdams - she's feckin gorgeous - plus Walton Goggins as a CIA head having watched him in Vice Principals is entertaining.


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In the living room.


Just don't be watching it on the sofa in your boxer shorts as Chernobyl fall out.


:lol: :blush: Should be put into the stocks for that.


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Where are people watching Chernobyl?



This would be very wrong to check out and you shouldn't click on that link at all.


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danny_fitz wrote:
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Watched the first episode of Chernobyl last night.

Now as someone who's spent over a decade working at various power plants I found it particularly harrowing.


It was filmed at a decommissioned plant Lithuania that was of similar design to Chernobyl (an RBMK nuclear power reactor). Must have been a bit twitchy for the locals until it was shutdown in 2009



Thought they'd done a particularly authentic job in set design. :thumbup:


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Picard trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA-GJNebJj0


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Another plug for Barry, hands down the most entertaining half hour you’ll see on tv at the moment. This latest episode was the best one yet. HBO really know how to build a show’s momentum.

A good breakdown of it’s virtues here;

https://youtu.be/-xZFQjeZwaw



Yes that episode was the funniest thing I'd seen in years


Started watching Barry on Naki's recommendation and love it. Found that episode to be the only disappointing one - different strokes for different folks I guess.


This is the craziest thing I've read today and that's including looking at twitter :shock:



Was this the episode with the young kung fu girl??? That was crazy funny mental all in one haha


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Another plug for Barry, hands down the most entertaining half hour you’ll see on tv at the moment. This latest episode was the best one yet. HBO really know how to build a show’s momentum.

A good breakdown of it’s virtues here;

https://youtu.be/-xZFQjeZwaw



Yes that episode was the funniest thing I'd seen in years


Started watching Barry on Naki's recommendation and love it. Found that episode to be the only disappointing one - different strokes for different folks I guess.


This is the craziest thing I've read today and that's including looking at twitter :shock:



Was this the episode with the young kung fu girl??? That was crazy funny mental all in one haha


Yes, the high point of the series so far.

Saw the final episode of the season last night. Doing a great job of balancing genuine humour with tar dark violence, good to see they’ve been renewed for a third season


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On Episode 8 of Gomorrah (4th season) - it's all kicking off.


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Ep03 of Chernobyl sets a new standard grimness. The Radiation injuries are pretty damn realistic, especially the time frame as they don't show immediately, but if you want to really recoil in horror, googling the real life pics of Hisashi Ouchi (yes, that's his real name) will show just how much worse it can get... don't view while eating. x(


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Kid A wrote:
On Episode 8 of Gomorrah (4th season) - it's all kicking off.


Thought it became a bit of a parody of itself by season 4, sadly. Soapier than a Babs Windsor bath-time tit wank.


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On Episode 8 of Gomorrah (4th season) - it's all kicking off.
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On Episode 8 of Gomorrah (4th season) - it's all kicking off.


Thought it became a bit of a parody of itself by season 4, sadly. Soapier than a Babs Windsor bath-time tit wank.
Wait... I didn't think it had aired on English-speaking TV yet? So, assuming, er, your friend is watching a less-than-legit copy... has it got homemade subtitles, or are you chaps just fluent in Italian?

I'm about 4 episodes into S3 myself


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