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14 hours ago, macosx said:

 

 

Me too, loved it and blubbed a few times. Great show; pitched perfectly. The super camp hair stylist is annoying though.

I think he's hilarious. Just watched the episode with AJ, the half-closeted gay man and it was lovely, feel-good telly. 

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On 11/03/2018 at 07:06, Nathan Wind said:

I quite enjoyed Ravenous, that French language zombie flick that appeared last week. It’s nicely shot and has some half interesting Romero-esque themes running through it. Not incredible, but well worth watching if you’re into that sort of stuff.

 

Not as good as the hugely underrated Ravenous from ‘99, with Robert Carlisle, David Arquette and Guy Pierce. That’s nasty, beautiful, funny and has a stunning musical score. If you haven’t seen it, you should. It used to be on the UK service, don’t know if it still is.

The Robert Carlyle Ravenous was on TV the other night. Think it was Horror Channel? It will probably be repeated.

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I can thoroughly recommend Dirty Money, a documentary series on corporate corruption in America.

 

The episode on Scott Tucker's $400m payday loans business is electrifying. They get full access to him, and his family, and watching him completely unable to process remorse is compelling. There's an amazing shot where the interviewer asks his daughter whether she thinks he's a bad man and she professes his innocence whilst he's stood in the background that's just brilliantly done. 

 

Each episode is done by a different director, and they're each given plenty of space to breathe, but if you only watch one, you have to see episode 2 of Dirty Money.

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I've just started watching El Ministerio Del Tiempo (The Ministry Of Time) A Spanish time travel adventure series. I'm only one episode in  but I'd say it seems pretty decent. It probably more akin to something like Timeless than Dark or Travellers in that it seems content to just be a bit of light hearted fun, not something you're gonna take too seriously or spend too much time dissecting.

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Anyone watching Nailed It? Amateur cooks attempt to bake show-stopping cakes in completely unachievable time limits. Think Pinterest fails.  

 

The host is pretty annoying but Chef Jacques Torres is very charming. 

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Tiny said:

Anyone watching Nailed It? Amateur cooks attempt to bake show-stopping cakes in completely unachievable time limits. Think Pinterest fails.  

 

The host is pretty annoying but Chef Jacques Torres is very charming. 

 

 

 

Watched half of the first episode but its just far too annoyingly American. 

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Is Netflix down at the moment? Slightly worrying that it just rejected my password, went to a sodding screen to recover it, went into an infinite loop of asking me to reset the thing (which is impossible as it doesn't recognise the bloody password) and now is just down.

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So... I watched the Ricky Gervais comedy special 'Humanity'.

 

I used to really like Gervais in his XFM days, and for The Office (which I consider to be one of the best British sitcoms around). But like a lot of other people, over time his reliance on shock comedy and his obsession with his fame & wealth really started to grate. 

 

So I went in with low expectations. But it's quite good actually. In it he tries to justify his approach to comedy, and he breaks it down a lot. Often it works well, and I found some of it really funny. A few stories from his childhood were brilliant. By the end of it, I was almost rooting for him.

 

Worth a watch if you ever liked him.

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I've just noticed that every entry in the Netflix catalogue has a video preview and some music when you wait a few seconds where before it was just still images. Not sure how long that's been a thing; I thought it was just the Netflix produced stuff that did it.

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6 hours ago, Silent Runner said:

Anyone watched Wild Wild Country? 6 part documentary about a cult buying a ranch to start a commune back in the 80's. I've not heard of this group so I'm not going to read anything about it and the trailer looks like it shows a lot. 

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I'm up to episode four and totally hooked in the documentary, it's amazing. As some of the people in the documentary state, if someone tried to write this story as a script everyone would say its too far-fetched and impossible to believe.

Can't wait to watch the rest of the episodes :)

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I watched Christine last night. Not top-tier John Carpenter or Stephen King but very enjoyable. Weirdly for an 18 cert film it was quite bloodless. 

 

It's definitely where Radiohead got the idea for the video for Karma Police:


 

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And whoever hired these middle aged actors to play 17 year old high school bullies needs to win an award:

 

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