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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:39 pm 
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Anyone else watching The New Pope? Enjoying it as much as its predecessor, particularly John Malkovich chewing the (beautifully appointed) scenery every chance he gets.

watched first episode.....loved the scene from the balcony.....what the fudge is he saying ! looked forward to getting stuck into it


I had to go back and watch the last episode of the last series to get up to speed. Loving it.


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Has anyone seen 'science/technology/space' documentary 'The Farthest'? It's suppsoed to be excellent.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6223974/


Never heard of it, but I’m going to watch the sh*t out of that.

It appears not to be on Netflix UK & Ireland but might be on Netflix Australia. I found it on Amazon Prime Video though.
Might be on YouTube.


I’m Swedish mate.


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Is there a better show on tv than Succession? Watched the Season 2 finale yesterday........... BANG!

It’s up there with Mad Men imo. The script and the standard of acting is exceptional.


Yeah it’s absolute genius


Writer is a Pom, which explains the unusual humour in a US show. They even dropped the c-bomb and explained that it’s not that bad in the UK and friends use it for each other. :lol:

Adam McKay and Will Ferrell are Executive Producers - not sure how much influence they have, but there are certainly lines that wouldn’t be out of place in Step Brothers, but delivered fast and without being an obvious punchline they are just subtle gems. When Matthew Macfadyen was considering a big painting of himself on his own wall was gold! “I don’t know. Is it too Sadam? Too Assady?” Or Greg when they were hiding from a shooter. “A person could fit through there. A person could definitely fit through that window. A small person. An attack child.”

Don’t get me started on Roman. I despised him (all of them) after the first episode, but now I would like to know them. He is as good a character as Ari Gold. I f*cking love this show.

I watched this 3 times today https://youtu.be/pJ1a1IpzpLI


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Curb is back and it farking rules. One of the best episodes in years, with Larry casually snapping selfie sticks, weaponising MAGA hats, re-tapping his ex wife, Jeff being mistaken for Harvey Weinstein, getting accidentally #MeToo'd. It's the best comedy of all time.

Got me thinking of shows that have gone 10 seasons and still retained the juice? South Park arguably got better 10 seasons in but, like Curb, each season has a few less inspired eps. The Simpsons only lasted for around 8 seasons of gold and has been horrific for most of the last 20+. King of the Hill went for 13 seasons and was steadily decent.

Tellingly these are all animated shows, I can't think of any 'live action' sitcoms that fit the bill


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I could never get into Frasier, but will acknowledge it lasted over 10 seasons of general critical acclaim (and could perhaps be part of an argument for the Cheers Telematic Universe extending for 20+ years of general critical acclaim)


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Just finished Mr Robot.What a let down.
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naki wrote:
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Curb is back and it farking rules. One of the best episodes in years, with Larry casually snapping selfie sticks, weaponising MAGA hats, re-tapping his ex wife, Jeff being mistaken for Harvey Weinstein, getting accidentally #MeToo'd. It's the best comedy of all time.

Got me thinking of shows that have gone 10 seasons and still retained the juice? South Park arguably got better 10 seasons in but, like Curb, each season has a few less inspired eps. The Simpsons only lasted for around 8 seasons of gold and has been horrific for most of the last 20+. King of the Hill went for 13 seasons and was steadily decent.

Tellingly these are all animated shows, I can't think of any 'live action' sitcoms that fit the bill


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I could never get into Frasier, but will acknowledge it lasted over 10 seasons of general critical acclaim (and could perhaps be part of an argument for the Cheers Telematic Universe extending for 20+ years of general critical acclaim)

And it's apparently coming back


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Mindhunter is on long term hiatus as Fincher has other things he'd rather be doing. Actors released from contracts. So I'd say that's over.

That sucks balls, there's a lot of great tv at the moment but Mindhunter is probably the only one that I'd have up in my top echelon of shows at the moment.


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Mindhunter is on long term hiatus as Fincher has other things he'd rather be doing. Actors released from contracts. So I'd say that's over.

That sucks balls, there's a lot of great tv at the moment but Mindhunter is probably the only one that I'd have up in my top echelon of shows at the moment.

Read about the delay to the next season, that really sucks donkey balls tbh.


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Mindhunter is on long term hiatus as Fincher has other things he'd rather be doing. Actors released from contracts. So I'd say that's over.

That sucks balls, there's a lot of great tv at the moment but Mindhunter is probably the only one that I'd have up in my top echelon of shows at the moment.


Not even close to the top box sets IMHO. Fairly mediocre to be honest.


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Duff Paddy wrote:
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Mindhunter is on long term hiatus as Fincher has other things he'd rather be doing. Actors released from contracts. So I'd say that's over.

That sucks balls, there's a lot of great tv at the moment but Mindhunter is probably the only one that I'd have up in my top echelon of shows at the moment.


Not even close to the top box sets IMHO. Fairly mediocre to be honest.

I like it for what it is.
Easy to watch with a bit of edge, good performances and Fincher is a stylish director.
Doesn't get tasteless/ verge into psycho/true crime-porn.

Shame it's almost certainly gone for good.


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On the topic of Mindhunter, does anyone else listen to murder podcast type stuff?

A friend missus does and she's mad into it. Was telling us about all these grizzly details of various case and both of us were fairly :uhoh:
There didn't seem to be any point other than to tell the gory and creepy stuff for entertainment's sake.

At least something like Mindhunter has a story tying everything together and explores how authorities changed the ways in which the think about and interact with certain types of murderers.


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On the topic of Mindhunter, does anyone else listen to murder podcast type stuff?

A friend missus does and she's mad into it. Was telling us about all these grizzly details of various case and both of us were fairly :uhoh:
There didn't seem to be any point other than to tell the gory and creepy stuff for entertainment's sake.

At least something like Mindhunter has a story tying everything together and explores how authorities changed the ways in which the think about and interact with certain types of murderers.

They also don't show the murders, though they do fetishize the serial killers a bit.

Yeah, "true crime" podcasts are disgusting.
I've tried listening to one or two and it always devolves into leery descriptions of the details, tasteless armchair psychology and maudlin fake sympathy for the victims.

They wedge all this around multiple adverts for razors, mattresses and VPNs or Bitcoin or whatever.


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On the topic of Mindhunter, does anyone else listen to murder podcast type stuff?

A friend missus does and she's mad into it. Was telling us about all these grizzly details of various case and both of us were fairly :uhoh:
There didn't seem to be any point other than to tell the gory and creepy stuff for entertainment's sake.

At least something like Mindhunter has a story tying everything together and explores how authorities changed the ways in which the think about and interact with certain types of murderers.

They also don't show the murders, though they do fetishize the serial killers a bit.

Yeah, "true crime" podcasts are disgusting.
I've tried listening to one or two and it always devolves into leery descriptions of the details, tasteless armchair psychology and maudlin fake sympathy for the victims.

They wedge all this around multiple adverts for razors, mattresses and VPNs or Bitcoin or whatever.


Yeah, nothing about what she was telling us made me want to and listen to them, and she was very excited when recounting some of the stories. I don't need that shit in my life.

Am I wrong in thinking that they seem more popular amongst women?


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It's my perception too tbh. :lol:
Don't have any listening figures to back it up, but I wouldn't be surprised.


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It's well known that women are the largest consumers of True Crime/Crime fiction:

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... -interview

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/16/book ... women.html

https://www.theguardian.com/books/books ... taphorical

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/women ... -them.html

(As per the Guardian's take on it, it's a tough one for thee woke brigade to get a handle on as a lot of crime literature will have explicit male on female violence, yet women lap the shit up by the truck load).


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Thanks Jeff, quite interested to read that when I get the chance.

For women, I suspect there's an element of thrill or titillation to go with the morbid fascination of true crime stuff.


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Nolanator wrote:
On the topic of Mindhunter, does anyone else listen to murder podcast type stuff?

A friend missus does and she's mad into it. Was telling us about all these grizzly details of various case and both of us were fairly :uhoh:
There didn't seem to be any point other than to tell the gory and creepy stuff for entertainment's sake.

At least something like Mindhunter has a story tying everything together and explores how authorities changed the ways in which the think about and interact with certain types of murderers.

The true crime ones are very depressing, watched them a fair bit when I retired and you would lose any hope for humanity.
I still watch Joe Kenda homicide hunter, they did Kelsey Grammer's sisters murder on last week's show.


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Nolanator wrote:
On the topic of Mindhunter, does anyone else listen to murder podcast type stuff?

A friend missus does and she's mad into it. Was telling us about all these grizzly details of various case and both of us were fairly :uhoh:
There didn't seem to be any point other than to tell the gory and creepy stuff for entertainment's sake.

At least something like Mindhunter has a story tying everything together and explores how authorities changed the ways in which the think about and interact with certain types of murderers.


That's the bit I found interesting about the series. Constructing a new department in the face of institutional inertia, trying to win over local law enforcement with their new methods and the attempts to standardise interviews in the remote environs of the office vs. the reality of the room.

Was also somewhat shocked by how recent an area of study it was.

I otherwise have very little interest in True Crime or crime fiction, largely because of the creepy leeriness you and the others of described.


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Thanks Jeff, quite interested to read that when I get the chance.

For women, I suspect there's an element of thrill or titillation to go with the morbid fascination of true crime stuff.


Rape fantasies are a thing, women aren't all shrinking violets...

Horror audiences are generally pretty evenly split along gender lines, so women can handle the old ultra-violence.


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Speaking of Israel - The Messiah on Netflix has started well

Yep I really enjoyed it
Its kind of a cross between Homeland and Jesus of Nazareth lol


yup, 3 episodes in - enjoying it


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Duff Paddy wrote:
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Mindhunter is on long term hiatus as Fincher has other things he'd rather be doing. Actors released from contracts. So I'd say that's over.

That sucks balls, there's a lot of great tv at the moment but Mindhunter is probably the only one that I'd have up in my top echelon of shows at the moment.


Not even close to the top box sets IMHO. Fairly mediocre to be honest.

You're allowed to not rate it, but that comment is just plain silly.


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Floppykid wrote:
Nolanator wrote:
On the topic of Mindhunter, does anyone else listen to murder podcast type stuff?

A friend missus does and she's mad into it. Was telling us about all these grizzly details of various case and both of us were fairly :uhoh:
There didn't seem to be any point other than to tell the gory and creepy stuff for entertainment's sake.

At least something like Mindhunter has a story tying everything together and explores how authorities changed the ways in which the think about and interact with certain types of murderers.

They also don't show the murders, though they do fetishize the serial killers a bit.

Yeah, "true crime" podcasts are disgusting.
I've tried listening to one or two and it always devolves into leery descriptions of the details, tasteless armchair psychology and maudlin fake sympathy for the victims.

They wedge all this around multiple adverts for razors, mattresses and VPNs or Bitcoin or whatever.

I listened to Serial and then a few of the ones that came out after that - then there was a flood of them and they became unlistenable. The worst one was the Australian one about the ex rugby/rugby league player teacher whose wife "went missing". The presenter was such a smug git.

Some are ok, less the ones about straight up murder and more about con-men etc.


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'The Outsider' is ok. Great cast (Ben Mendelsohn, Paddy Considine, Bill Camp, Jason Bateman). Based on a Stephen King novel. (No spoilers please)


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'The Outsider' is ok. Great cast (Ben Mendelsohn, Paddy Considine, Bill Camp, Jason Bateman). Based on a Stephen King novel. (No spoilers please)


Yeah, I've started watching this - really enjoying it. Good sound design to build the menace and some great direction from Bateman.

Looking forward to seeing if they can maintain a really strong start - am 3 episodes in.


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Just binge watched both series of Titans. Didn't expect to get hooked as I only started it as there was nothing else I fancied watching (didn't fancy starting something new to me of many series) but I did get hooked. I like the fact that they don't explain everything but hint at things that get explained elsewhere.

Sir Friendzone as Bruce Wayne the main WTF point for me


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titans joins the arrowverse this year but since arrow is gone, they will appear in Legend of tomorrow...i hear CW will try to revive the swamp thing ..and bring it to CW-DCVERSE..


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Really, really tired to like Mr.Robot but man it's so full of itself.


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Thanks Jeff, quite interested to read that when I get the chance.

For women, I suspect there's an element of thrill or titillation to go with the morbid fascination of true crime stuff.

It's called Hybristophilia.


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Really, really tired to like Mr.Robot but man it's so full of itself.

Rami Malek is just unwatchable for me.
One of those actors on my irrational dislike list.


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yeah Mr Robot is too boring for ppl who like to think, Rami's acting is poor too, very very wooden..


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Better Call Saul - Season 5 out on Feb 23rd

Hank Schrader is the main debut for S5


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'The Outsider' is ok. Great cast (Ben Mendelsohn, Paddy Considine, Bill Camp, Jason Bateman). Based on a Stephen King novel. (No spoilers please)


Yeah, I've started watching this - really enjoying it. Good sound design to build the menace and some great direction from Bateman.

Looking forward to seeing if they can maintain a really strong start - am 3 episodes in.

Yeah really enjoying it so far


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Final season of Homeland starts Feb 9 in the US. Love it but...
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Killing Quinn really weakened the cast. Plus I fucking hate that woman playing the president


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Has anyone who watched GoT watched Ertugul - its on Netflix and based on the beginning of the Ottoman empire. Wife loved it too.


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Final season of Homeland starts Feb 9 in the US. Love it but...
Spoiler: show
Killing Quinn really weakened the cast. Plus I fucking hate that woman playing the president


i thot Beau Bridges was cast to play POTUS?


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Large pack of Spicy Sweet Chilli Doritos in the other
Sitting back to watch Netflix's Narcos Mexico 2 - available in the US today
:shock: :D :thumbup:


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I just finished re-watching a series called Godless from a couple of years ago.
I forgot I’d seen it before, but was re-hooked after the first scene.

Excellent western. Nice long (hour plus) episodes make it feel movie like.
Well developed characters.
Great plot.
Lesbians.
Tits.
Etc.


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It may be me, but I'm sorry to say this: Vikings has completely lost the plot in season 6. It may just be a victim of its own success, but I found these 10 episodes to have been very badly put together.

I'm not even that unhappy that the second half of season 6 will only premiere towards the end of the year.


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Balls Out! wrote:
Final season of Homeland starts Feb 9 in the US. Love it but...
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Killing Quinn really weakened the cast. Plus I fucking hate that woman playing the president


Looking forward to it :thumbup:

Homeland managed to be quite 'current' in its storylines up until it got to the right wing/fake news series, where the writers had obviously anticipated that Hillary was going to win the presidency!

Spoiler: show
Still, based on the cast list your hated character is no longer in office!


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Has anyone who watched GoT watched Ertugul - its on Netflix and based on the beginning of the Ottoman empire. Wife loved it too.


Which version? There are a couple on NF, Resurrection Ertugul and The Rise of the Ottoman Empire/ The former is 6 seasons with a huge number of episodes per, while the latter is just one season.


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"The Stranger", a british suspense series just popped up on my Netflix. Fantatic veiwing.

Finished 5 episodes out of 8 of its single season, and it has me completely hooked.


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