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  1. I'm up to the night before Shiv's wedding in Series 1 now on this latest re-watch and you forget quite how awful their Mum is.


    Its got to be the peak episode for the amount of different characters being shitty to each other and/or having very awkward conversations. 

  2. The big question for me - do we get some sort of flash forward at the end to show what happened to them all or does it just conclude with the buy-out (or not) and who comes out on top (if anyone) and its open-ended.


    I'm not sure what I want out of those two or who I want to 'win' or 'lose'.



  3. Apologies a I’m sure this has been asked a zillion times - is there a cheaper way to get online with expansion pack.


    If I want it for mine and my son’s profile on the same switch it still needs the family pack - yeah? And not even cloud saves enable on other profiles without the family pack on the same switch?

  4. 20 minutes ago, Ry said:

    My favourite scene from the recent episode was 


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    Logans aide sitting with the wife/ex wives and shes clearly the most upset and heartbroken person at the entire funeral and the wife giving her a look of "its ok kid"



    Yeah - that whole bit was great starting with



    their Mum rounding up all the exes and grabbing the front row. 


  5. There isn't any point watching anything else at the moment before the last episode (except Ted Lasso) so I'm watching series 1 for what I think is the 4th time.


    And hot take 😜, its really really good from episode 1.


    Quite interesting to jump from the end of the last episode few episodes of Series 4 to the baseball game in series 1. (last couple of episodes of series 4 spoilers)



    from Roman deciding the election and the possible end of democracy in America to breaking down at Logan's coffin and then all the way back to him being an absolute shit to the kid in the baseball game.


    And also Frank's just been told his being put on light duties as if he might not be hanging around much past the first few episodes of Series 1.


  6. Just watched series 4 over the last few nights and top top stuff yet again, but episode 3,and parts of the last two week’s episodes were something else entirely.


    Just very top top tier acting and writing.  It’s always been a hard show to classify and I get why some people don’t like it as the characters are all ‘bad’, but some of the stuff this season  has really got to me.



    Logan’s death episode shook me up a bit and brought back some feelings about my Dad’s death as well as just being an amazing unsettling piece of drama.


    The evil Republican doing his terrifying speech as a sort of real world example of what Trump without the crazy might look like and then really disliking Roman for what he’d done in that episode despite him being probably my favourite of the 3 of them.


    But, then Roman completely breaking down as he tried to do his speech at the funeral did upset me and I felt awful for him.


    Just terrific stuff and it’s will be a shame when it finishes and I don’t know how it finishes, but it’s incredibly rewatchable so I’m planning a full rerun ASAP.


  7. Still in Everton’s hands, but a draw for them won’t be enough of Leicester can beat West Ham and/or Leeds can put 4 past Spurs. Possibility that a Leeds win and an Everton draw would see Leeds go down by a couple of goals difference.

  8. 1 hour ago, Gambit said:

    Just got back. The ending made me genuinely angry. Massive spoilers below:


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    And not because it ends on a cliffhanger. I always knew this was the first part of a two (now three) part story. It's the fact that oh look, Gal Gadot is alive. Made all the more ridiculous that we were still supposed to feel sad that about twenty minutes ago John Cena sacrifices himself in a fiery explosion to save Dom. Did he though? When people keep rising like Jesus Christ how are we supposed to feel anything in that moment?


    The only story feels AI generated in places. Like the story needs them to get one from one location to the other so, in one instance:


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    They get all their money hacked and stolen. Except that's when Tyrese opens up his jacket to reveal he has a bunch of money taped around his waist? Why? How? Does he always walk around like that just in case? The story obviously couldn't have them trapped in London so they needed a way for them to move about some more.


    I'll no doubt go see the next one to see how awful it gets.


    On the plus side, it did remind me how great Fast Five is. And Jason Mamoa is the only one who understands the absolute hokum he's in. Proper Raul Julia in Street Fighter energy.


    On the first spoiler



    Even if you believe Cena is dead, then they immediately undercut it by Momoa taking the piss out it - which suggest he almost certainly isn't dead.


     On the stupid things front - massive bomb get sets off in Rome, everyone is missing.  Even if Dom doesn't know he is the most wanted man in the world - he has just been chased by the police for ages and they have no clue he was trying to stop the bomb - so maybe don't just stand around overlooking the bomb site especially as it must be some time later unless Helen Mirren just happened to be in Rome at the time or she's a ghost.


    Also - the whole bit in the internet cafe was one of the worst scenes I've seen in anything for years.


    If there has to be two more then the next one should just purely be Hobbs and Shaw 2 with even more Momoa with Don and the family all missing then you do the final one which is just everyone not dead and Momoa is now their friend and they all team up to fight new villains played by, I dunno, Robert Downey Jnr and Florence Pugh, but with a big fight scene between Dom and the Rock.  And have Roman Reigns and Batista in it as well and Chris Pine and Chis Evans.



  9. I’ve just seen this and it’s not very good.


    Had no real expectation as I’m not a big fan of the franchise, but was up for some over the top action and a bit of eye rolling at the family stuff, but this is 2hrs 20 mins and could/should have at least an hour or more cut out of it.


    The big set pieces vary from decent bits to some very poor CGI, there is a crazy amount of earnest family stuff and references to previous films and a few scenes that are just bad.


    What saves it a bit is Momoa is having a ball as a super over the top camp villain and he is easily the best thing in it.  


    Not a spoiler if you’ve read the tweet further up the thread, but I’ll spoiler it anyway in terms of if this is the last film in the franchise (no plot spoilers)



    This is very very much part 1 and really should of been marketed as such. If there are going to be another 2 then that’s crazy if they are part of this story.


    Another 1 would make sense as there is just about half of a 2 hour movie in this one that they padded out with an additional 80 minutes.


    I would quite like to watch the sequel, but not part 2 of 3.  This feels like a very very cynical padding out exercise.



  10. 4/5 in Empire.


    Closing comment of the review may account for differing scores



    Indy’s final date with destiny has a barmy finale that might divide audiences — but if you join him for the ride, it feels like a fitting goodbye to cinema’s favourite grave-robber.


    I remain cautiously optimistic.


    However, I'm a bit pissed off this has been shown and reviewed and it isn't coming out for 6 more weeks so its going to be very hard to avoid it being spoiled in some form.


    It should be out today now the reviews are all out there. 

  11. Looks like Bamba might have been offered the job, and as much as I love him, giving the managers job to former centre halves that were assistant to the previous manager doesn't really work.


    Only hope is that as he appears to get on well with everyone in the game then he can just persuade players to come to us or managers to loan us their best players for free.

  12. So we've decided to not keep Lamouchi on.  


    Ultimately his record wasn't amazing for us, but he did keep us up and inherited a not very good team.


    Who is going to want to manage us next year when we are still under a transfer embargo (not allowed to spend money on players) is anyone's guess.


    Quick rumours are Bamba gets the job with Warnock as Director of Football (which wouldn't work) or Nathan Jones as he's a Cardiff boy, but I'd assume any manager looking for a job would be waiting for the season to finish as relegations from the Prem and who does/doesn't go up in play-offs is going to create vacancies/opportunities.

  13. 2 hours ago, Plissken said:

    I'm no Arsenal fan at all, but it's not a bottle job or anything.  City have got 16 or so players who cost at least £45m, trained and prepared to within an inch of their life and nothing is left to chance.


    The lowest number of points to win the title in the last seven years has been 86.  That was Man City in 2020/21, when they won 27 out of 38.


    Man City Premier League record under Guardiola (i.e. since 2016/17) is P264 W197 D33 L34.


    If Arsenal win their last two games - they are looking at 5th (I think) highest points total for a runner up in a 38 games Prem season so yeah, hard to call it a bottle job


    And if Man City end up doing the Treble then they've finished runners up to a team that have done something an English team have only done once and has only been done 9 times ever by 7 different teams (a team winning the European Cup/Champions League and their domestic league and main domestic cup).

  14. If and buts I know, but if Brighton had beaten Everton last week and won today then a Champions League spot would be almost in their own hands - beat Newcastle Thursday and win game in hand on them and they’d have been above them.

  15. Leicester seem the least likely to pick up anymore points going into the last day given Liverpool are chasing top 4 and Newcastle trying to stay in the top 4.  Leeds might have a shot against West Ham as they are going to have been playing in Europe.  


    I reckon there is a chance that Leeds and Leicester are gone before the last day as they lose both their next two and Forest manage a point and Everton beat Wolves.


    Or we could get all teams being on 33 on the last day if Leicester and Leeds can both find a win and Everton a draw.

  16. Results would have perhaps gone differently in the last few weeks, but the table will show that if Reading hadn’t had a 6 points deduction then we’d be playing Northampton next season in the league for the first time since 02/03.

    We’ve lost the 2nd most games after Blackpool and scored the 2nd least goals after Wigan.


    Also managed to equal our lowest amount of goals in a 46 game season with 41 goals. The other season was the wonderful 95/96 season where we finished 3 from bottom of the dungeon.


    So lucky to still be in the Championship. At least 3 of our 5 best players this season aren’t all going back to their parent clubs, oh....


  17. So Everton at home to Man City next weekend and Arsenal at home to Brighton.


    So Arsenal back top of the table by the end of next weekend as Everton once again beat the team at the top 1-0 (as they did against Arsenal) and Arsenal smash a nackered Brighton?


    Or Haaland scores a hatrick of penalties in the first 15 minutes and win 6-1 and Arsenal draw 3-3 after being 3-0 up.

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