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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #3060 on: 21 August, 2021, 08:43:40 PM »

The X-Files, Season 11. Self-indulgent piffle from start to finish. Just awful.

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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #3061 on: 23 August, 2021, 03:18:18 AM »
Been watching The Girl from Nowhere on Netflix with the missus.  A Thai show sort of anthology in that each episode is it’s own story but the titular Girl From Nowhere is in each one, she is named Nanno which is Thai for Karma and most episodes revolve around her appearing at a new school and teaching students, teachers or generally bad bullying types a lesson I n Karma (som na na as my missus sAys, you get what you deserve).  Some very good episodes in its two seasons but some are quite confused in what they are trying to say.  Good if you like something different from your usual western shows.

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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #3062 on: 23 August, 2021, 03:28:11 AM »

The Royle Family. Is this really over 20 years old? It's still wonderful, shifting effortlessly between comedy and pathos with such well-drawn characters. Also a kind of time capsule, capturing a time just before the world went mad. I'd love to know how the family are getting on now; how they're dealing with the tragic loss of Denise since Caroline Aherne left us too soon, whether everyone still calls Baby David Baby David and how deeply that irritates him, and how Jim's getting on with Netflix. Can't see him being a GoT fan - "Dragons my arse! Even if they did exist there wouldn't be enough fire in 'em to compete with you bloody lot leaving my bloody immersion on!"

A classic show with much still to say, for me on a par with the likes of Steptoe and Son.

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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #3063 on: 24 August, 2021, 11:59:06 AM »

The X-Files, Season 11. Self-indulgent piffle from start to finish. Just awful.

Gawd, how could they get it so wrong?

Still enjoyed the bonkers sushi bar episode, and Mulder's sigh of resignation when he had to use his reading specs.

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« Reply #3064 on: 28 August, 2021, 01:27:18 PM »
So after about 10 episodes, season 10 of THE WALKING DEAD has a brilliant conclusion to the Whisper War. Beta's rampage through Alexandria is cut short suprisingly and brilliantly by Judith. Alpha meets a fitting end having gone toe to toe with Daryl , dying in the arms of her daughter Lydia but without reconciliation.

Except that doesn't happen, the two of them get up and walk it off like Halloween bogeymen and now I've got another dozen episodes to plough through... i swear, it's like doing homework sometimes.
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« Reply #3065 on: 31 August, 2021, 04:02:50 PM »
A few episodes in, and Brand New Cherry Flavour on Netflix is quite weird and quite good.
I believe its the same creative team behind the various Channel Zero series, so if you liked that, give it a spin.

As an aside - There are now more Ted Bundy documentaries streaming than there were individual victims.


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« Reply #3066 on: 01 September, 2021, 04:26:29 PM »
Physical

Bit of an odd premise.  Ex-hippie couple where he wants to get into politics and she wants to do aerobics to combat her overeating.

It sounds terrible but is oddly compelling and enjoyable.  Well worth a look if you fancy something a little different.

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« Reply #3067 on: 18 September, 2021, 03:56:52 PM »
Theres something kinda funny to me about Marvels 'What If...?' having the same level of animation competency as 2003's Scream of the Shalka.

Anyway other than finding Captain Carter incredibly on brand for me (insert Futurama snu-snu reference here) this has mostly been sub-par so far but as my partner is digging it I'll play along for now.

Also rewatched THE TERROR for a third time at work and it sill owns, probably the best horror show of the last decade.

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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #3068 on: 20 September, 2021, 09:34:58 PM »

Blackadder. Again. Wonderful stuff (apart from the 'specials,' of course) - and that final scene got me again. Again.

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« Reply #3069 on: 21 September, 2021, 06:22:58 PM »

Blackadder. Again. Wonderful stuff (apart from the 'specials,' of course) - and that final scene got me again. Again.

The specials have merit.  Especially the 'he gave it all to the man with axe, oh' line.

My absolute favourite episode is The Black Seal, final episode of series 1.  It's so good.