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Speed Racer wrote:
Turbogoat wrote: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(
Yeah. Watched it over the weekend. OMFG! The firey who was in the final stages looked like a living breathing figure from one of those ghoulish human taxidermy exhibitions that tour about. Stripped to the muscle.

So easy to place judgement on people like his wife whose natural inclination is to try to hold and comfort him, and you're just thinking "jesus you dumb bitch", but you also know it's simply not her fault. The intransigence of the State in telling the public and those affected absolutely nothing including precautions.

I listened to an interview with Jared Harris on the most recent Empire Magazine podcast over the weekend and apparently the final episode is a play by play breakdown of the actual clusterfuck on the night.

Just an incredible show. Structured perfectly, like a true life detective story that we all know how it ends but is absolutely gripping from start to finish.

+1. Epic, gritty and uber realistic. Read someone familiar with 80's CCCP who said even the tiny details are spot on - like men wearing wedding rings on their right hand not their left. Anyone whinging its not in Russian with sub titles can FRO - If you're reading sub titles you're missing the drama.
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some scenes of Chernobyl are directly taken from svetlana alexievitch 's Чернобыльская молитва. Хроника будущего (in french la supplication, dunno the english title), one of the best books on the subject , terribly moving and would highly recommand it if you liked the show
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Holy crap, Chernobyl is good. :thumbup:
Just smashed through the first three episodes this evening.
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Ah. Of course Chernobyl was mentioned on this thread.
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The Prophet Zarquon wrote:
Speed Racer wrote:
Turbogoat wrote: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(
Yeah. Watched it over the weekend. OMFG! The firey who was in the final stages looked like a living breathing figure from one of those ghoulish human taxidermy exhibitions that tour about. Stripped to the muscle.

So easy to place judgement on people like his wife whose natural inclination is to try to hold and comfort him, and you're just thinking "jesus you dumb bitch", but you also know it's simply not her fault. The intransigence of the State in telling the public and those affected absolutely nothing including precautions.

I listened to an interview with Jared Harris on the most recent Empire Magazine podcast over the weekend and apparently the final episode is a play by play breakdown of the actual clusterfuck on the night.

Just an incredible show. Structured perfectly, like a true life detective story that we all know how it ends but is absolutely gripping from start to finish.

+1. Epic, gritty and uber realistic. Read someone familiar with 80's CCCP who said even the tiny details are spot on - like men wearing wedding rings on their right hand not their left. Anyone whinging its not in Russian with sub titles can FRO - If you're reading sub titles you're missing the drama.
There is a completely valid reason they didn't go the accent route.

The vast majority of the people involved weren't Russian and therefore had different accents (Belarusian, Ukrainian, Moldovan....) and they purely couldn't have done justice to them properly.
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Chernobyl is rated number #1 on IMDB... that is rare, not many shows have done that, the last was the first seasons of GoT and Breaking bad..is moreso rare for mini-serese, the last being Band of Brothers ...
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Episode 4 of Chernobyl is a tough watch
What a fantastic series it is though, I want to watch it all again
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I signed up to YouTubes 30 day free trial because I had heard, from a mate and some respected reviewers, that Cobra Kai was marvellous entertainment worth subscribing to.

Thank fudge I didn't pay for it.

Tho Wayne on the other hand is very entertaining. I intend to get thru all of it before the 30 days is up.
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Speed Racer wrote:I signed up to YouTubes 30 day free trial because I had heard, from a mate and some respected reviewers, that Cobra Kai was marvellous entertainment worth subscribing to.

Thank fudge I didn't pay for it.

Tho Wayne on the other hand is very entertaining. I intend to get thru all of it before the 30 days is up.
yeha Wayne was fun, this new irish actor is good..the ending is not that great tho...
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The new season of Archer has just begun, sadly it's the final season, but this one is Archer 1999, Archer in Space and is damn funny stuff. :D

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Good omens obviously spent the budget on Tennant and Sheen's salaries, not the CGI budget but that was a good call.

Worth watching.
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Discovered Curiosity stream $3 a month or $20 a year, documentaries etc. Haven't had a good look yet but I can get it on my Sony telly, plus there's Roku and apps.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... sitystream

https://curiositystream.com/
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Balls Out! wrote:
Kid A wrote:On Episode 8 of Gomorrah (4th season) - it's all kicking off.
Inch high hogs eye wrote:
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.
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
Season 4 of Gomorrah is available with English Language subtitles if you have the Internet. I've finished it now - loved it.
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saw first episode of The Swamp Thing, actually good, not funny, good graphics too, might be better than doom Patrol..also watching Good Omens (3 episdoes), being great this far, that joke by tennant on the unicorn making a run for it was hilarious if ppl understood it ..hehe, also watchng The Hot Zone, 3 episodes in, really good, love ser davos
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I watched "When They See Us" the other day. A 4-part mini-series on the rape case of the Central Park 5.

It's grim, but superbly made.
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Turbogoat wrote:The new season of Archer has just begun, sadly it's the final season, but this one is Archer 1999, Archer in Space and is damn funny stuff. :D

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Part two seasons have been utter dogshite, they badly need to wrap it up.
Just a shame they're doing another "themed" coma season.
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Finally going to give I, Claudius a watch.
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Beaver_Shark wrote:I watched "When They See Us" the other day. A 4-part mini-series on the rape case of the Central Park 5.

It's grim, but superbly made.
Seen some comments about that on twitter, might give it a watch at some point

Last episode of Chernobyl is tonight, yes?
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Beaver_Shark wrote:I watched "When They See Us" the other day. A 4-part mini-series on the rape case of the Central Park 5.

It's grim, but superbly made.
Don't they paint the boys out to be saints though? They were gang members and particularly nasty ones too.

The documentary 'The central park 5' is decent, although also falls foul of the same criticism in parts..
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I watched all ten episodes of What We Do In the Shadows, the vampire mockumentary TV show based on the vampire mockumentary film. It's very funny, in a really pleasant enjoy the journey and be shocked by a few roaring laughing out loud moments.

I doubt it'll ever get huge appeal in the US, where it's made, but it has enough of Spinal Tap/Best In Show/A Might Wind stuff going on that there'll be a dedicated hardcore following that it appeals to purely because of how different it is.
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Is Taika Waititi (I forget how to spell it) involved?
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Nolanator wrote:Is Taika Waititi (I forget how to spell it) involved?
Executive producer along with Clement. I think they write a few episodes and appear in one.
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Nolanator wrote:Is Taika Waititi (I forget how to spell it) involved?
yeah he even guest stars in an episode with like 8 other famous actors (including Batista and wesley snipes) and clement and the guy that plays their familiar in the movie..
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comets wrote:
Nolanator wrote:Is Taika Waititi (I forget how to spell it) involved?
yeah he even guest stars in an episode with like 8 other famous actors (including Batista and wesley snipes) and clement and the guy that plays their familiar in the movie..
That was a brilliant scene, when all the vampires appear. "It's him! IT'S HER!!" And then they all do the dramatic vampire hiss and I wish that was a real way of communicating displeasure in real life.
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Does it have Murray from FotC as the ringleader of the werewolves?
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Nolanator wrote:Does it have Murray from FotC as the ringleader of the werewolves?
Just f**king watch it. (No.)
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:lol:

Yeah, it's on the list.
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CarrotGawks wrote:I watched all ten episodes of What We Do In the Shadows, the vampire mockumentary TV show based on the vampire mockumentary film. It's very funny, in a really pleasant enjoy the journey and be shocked by a few roaring laughing out loud moments.

I doubt it'll ever get huge appeal in the US, where it's made, but it has enough of Spinal Tap/Best In Show/A Might Wind stuff going on that there'll be a dedicated hardcore following that it appeals to purely because of how different it is.
I will watch anything with Matt Berry in it - (Toast of London a particular favorite)

Watched the first episode and have a few giggles. Have been told by a number of folk that it only gets better as it goes on.
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Gazzamonster wrote:
CarrotGawks wrote:I watched all ten episodes of What We Do In the Shadows, the vampire mockumentary TV show based on the vampire mockumentary film. It's very funny, in a really pleasant enjoy the journey and be shocked by a few roaring laughing out loud moments.

I doubt it'll ever get huge appeal in the US, where it's made, but it has enough of Spinal Tap/Best In Show/A Might Wind stuff going on that there'll be a dedicated hardcore following that it appeals to purely because of how different it is.
I will watch anything with Matt Berry in it - (Toast of London a particular favorite)

Watched the first episode and have a few giggles. Have been told by a number of folk that it only gets better as it goes on.
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Floppykid wrote:
Turbogoat wrote:The new season of Archer has just begun, sadly it's the final season, but this one is Archer 1999, Archer in Space and is damn funny stuff. :D

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Part two seasons have been utter dogshite, they badly need to wrap it up.
Just a shame they're doing another "themed" coma season.
Yeah, couldn’t get past the first couple of episodes of Danger Island. Guess they’ve just completely run out of ideas with the original characters.

Stranger Things 3 is out on 4th July though :proud:
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blindcider wrote:
Gazzamonster wrote:
CarrotGawks wrote:I watched all ten episodes of What We Do In the Shadows, the vampire mockumentary TV show based on the vampire mockumentary film. It's very funny, in a really pleasant enjoy the journey and be shocked by a few roaring laughing out loud moments.

I doubt it'll ever get huge appeal in the US, where it's made, but it has enough of Spinal Tap/Best In Show/A Might Wind stuff going on that there'll be a dedicated hardcore following that it appeals to purely because of how different it is.
I will watch anything with Matt Berry in it - (Toast of London a particular favorite)

Watched the first episode and have a few giggles. Have been told by a number of folk that it only gets better as it goes on.
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Joost wrote:
Yeah, couldn’t get past the first couple of episodes of Danger Island. Guess they’ve just completely run out of ideas with the original characters.
The Noir series was dreadful, a mediocre stories with absolutely no funny jokes in it.
Danger Island I have up half way too.

I just remember thinking multiple times while watching "if you want to make a new TV series, just make a new one!".

Archer has gone well past its sell by date.
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comets wrote:the guy that plays their familiar in the movie
Huh?
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Succession is excellent will move into Chernobyl thereafter

HBO ftw :thumbup:
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Finally saw the Deadwood movie. Very strange viewing experience, there’s only so many times you can say “geez he/she looks farking old” before it starts to distract from the narrative. Condensing what is clearly a season’s worth of material into a feature length film is also frustrating, I get that Milch was keen to wrap everything up but it felt like whiplash at times.

Still, McShane is awesome. Get to watching it cocksuckers
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CarrotGawks wrote:I watched all ten episodes of What We Do In the Shadows, the vampire mockumentary TV show based on the vampire mockumentary film. It's very funny, in a really pleasant enjoy the journey and be shocked by a few roaring laughing out loud moments.

I doubt it'll ever get huge appeal in the US, where it's made, but it has enough of Spinal Tap/Best In Show/A Might Wind stuff going on that there'll be a dedicated hardcore following that it appeals to purely because of how different it is.
Already renewed. The ratings have been very good for a half hour adult cable comedy.

The movie itself has a pretty large cult following in the U.S.
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apparently season 5 of BLACK MIRROR tanked hard lol, only 3 episodes and its shit.hehe
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Speed Racer wrote:
CarrotGawks wrote:I watched all ten episodes of What We Do In the Shadows, the vampire mockumentary TV show based on the vampire mockumentary film. It's very funny, in a really pleasant enjoy the journey and be shocked by a few roaring laughing out loud moments.

I doubt it'll ever get huge appeal in the US, where it's made, but it has enough of Spinal Tap/Best In Show/A Might Wind stuff going on that there'll be a dedicated hardcore following that it appeals to purely because of how different it is.
Already renewed. The ratings have been very good for a half hour adult cable comedy.

The movie itself has a pretty large cult following in the U.S.
Is the series just a continuation of the film (which I was a bit 50:50 on - some genuinely lol moments, but a bit too silly/contrived in a lot of places), or does it just build on the concept?
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television remake but with different characters, basically the "American chapter" of the vampires (Taika's was the Wellington Chapter)..i.e they can do one British version too if they chose with British actors in UK..the irony is that the 3 leads are british...
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Just watched the episode where they meet the werewolves.

Pretty funny stuff.
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