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I liked Lost In Space. I can see why you'd think it was bland but I'm really getting exhausted by all the high concept super-edgy dark and depressing TV lately. It was nice to watch something that felt like a Sunday afternoon family show with a gigantic budget. Molly Parker was really good in it too. 

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I watched two episodes of Evil Genius yesterday and yes, it's incredibly bizarre. I knew nothing about the case and I've not read anything about it online either. 

 

Also watched Ricky Gervais' Humanity yesterday. I'm not a big fan of his stand up usually but I really enjoyed this one. The encore bit is the best bit.

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20 hours ago, neoELITE said:

The encore bit is the best bit.

 

Thats because you know it’s soon going to end.

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On 13/05/2018 at 17:23, Gaz said:

Over the garden wall is on Netflix now. It's a single series animation which is absolutely wonderful and everyone should watch. 

 

Thanks for the heads-up. I saw a bit of this ages ago and loved it. It’s a lovely piece of work.

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Oooh lovely, I wanted to watch OTGW so good to know its on Netflix.

 

Just binged Santa Clarity Diet this week. Its so funny, everyone who hasnt seen it should get in it.

 

My wife wants to watch Rain, but the trailer gives me Walking Dead vibes and put me right off.

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I Am Not A Witch is on there now. I've not seen it, I'll probably watch over the weekend, but it got strong reviews when it came out last year.

 

 

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Couple of great oldies on Netflix currently, well worth checking out of you’ve not seen them:

 

Midnight Run - fairly by the numbers odd couple action comedy buddy flick, except the numbers Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin add up to pure feelgood Eighties gold.

 

The Day of the Jackal - classic Seventies eurocop assassin chase procedural, worth watching just to see how easily they would have picked him up today. A grand day out (in France, mostly).

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American Crime Story - the people versus OJ is excellent, I was completely hooked from the first episode! 

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Good suggestion, I was nuts about the Versace one, will watch this too.

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15 hours ago, ZOK said:

Good suggestion, I was nuts about the Versace one, will watch this too.

They're extremely different. OJ is total melodrama. But it is madly entertaining. 

I prefer Versace, mainly for that absolutely hypnotic central performance. But OJ is amazing TV

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On 21/05/2018 at 01:16, kerraig UK said:

They're extremely different. OJ is total melodrama. But it is madly entertaining. 

I prefer Versace, mainly for that absolutely hypnotic central performance. But OJ is amazing TV

 

Yes, I’m loving it, so watchable.

 

I think Cuba Gooding Jr is a bit of an odd choice, as good as he is in this, and Travolta’s face is scary enough for one show as it is. OJ was a handsome man, but CGJr looks like a black Sid James.

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On 19/05/2018 at 10:16, ZOK said:

The Day of the Jackal - classic Seventies eurocop assassin chase procedural, worth watching just to see how easily they would have picked him up today. A grand day out (in France, mostly)

Thanks for this wee little review, can't believe it'd not seen it before I completely loved it. Slightly OTT mind you.

 

Might have to watch again actually.

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Cheers for the recommendations for The Invisible Guest, I enjoyed it. For anyone that hasn't seen it, it's a crime drama where a guy has been setup for murder in a "locked room" scenario, but this is a misleading start as the film is mostly based around flashbacks leading up to the murder. What really happened?

 

I guessed some of how it would turn out but it was still fun getting there. Requires concentration to watch as it moves very quickly and it's Spanish with subtitles, so not a great choice if you're zonked out. Definitely worth a watch if you like crime mysteries.

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16 hours ago, Pete said:

Thanks for this wee little review, can't believe it'd not seen it before I completely loved it. Slightly OTT mind you.

 

Might have to watch again actually.

 

It’s great isn’t it? Although I think the end would have been better if de Gaulle had bent down to tie up his shoelace instead.

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Finally got around to starting Ozark. I watched 3 episodes today. I'm really enjoying it. Practically every character is involved in something shady or dark or wrong. The cast are great and like Breaking Bad, there isn't (yet) a single bad scene or a single character or actor that I'd say were bad. It's already got to a point where the shit has hit the fan and I can only see that shit getting much shittier ad the fan spinning faster. It's great.

 

I also started Wild Wild Country and it's batshit mental but true. Not even half way through but it's really a WTF documentary. 

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The New Legends Of Monkey...

 

LOVING THIS!

 

Its proper cheesy entertainment! It  feels like an older show, but with some modern language and mannerisms! its ace :)

had never heard of the original, but think im gonna have to find it!

 

also, its got a great score...really ...80's, which i guess was the aim, as the show feels like that. but in a nostalgic way :)

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46 minutes ago, 5R7 said:

The New Legends Of Monkey...

 

LOVING THIS!

 

Its proper cheesy entertainment! It  feels like an older show, but with some modern language and mannerisms! its ace :)

had never heard of the original, but think im gonna have to find it!

 

also, its got a great score...really ...80's, which i guess was the aim, as the show feels like that. but in a nostalgic way :)

 

If you want a taster of the original, knock yourself out...

 

 

It was a regular thing on BBC2 when I was a kid.

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18 hours ago, 5R7 said:

The New Legends Of Monkey...

 

LOVING THIS!

 

Its proper cheesy entertainment! It  feels like an older show, but with some modern language and mannerisms! its ace :)

had never heard of the original, but think im gonna have to find it!

 

also, its got a great score...really ...80's, which i guess was the aim, as the show feels like that. but in a nostalgic way :)

 

I found these reviews of the boxset of the original series on Amazon.  Hope they're helpful. 

 

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On 26/04/2018 at 19:46, JohnC said:

First season of Happy! has gone up.

 

 

 

Just finished the first episode, what a treat. Been a fan of  Keller Christopher Meloni for a long time, and this seems like the perfect part for him. These are good times for television, so much diversity these days. 

 

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Im looking for something to binge watch on a couple of long train journeys. Have it down to Dark or Altered Carbon. Any thoughts on these two?

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Dark is excellent but as the name suggests it's bleak as hell. It's utterly engrossing in terms of plot but I didn't think it had any likeable or memorable characters.

 

Altered Carbon seems to be quite divisive here. I really enjoyed it but it is a bit skittish on providing much in the way of details or context. Looks great. Can be a bit soap opera-ish at times in terms of acting.

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Dark all the way. 

 

I couldnt get get on with AC at all despite the subject matter being something I’d usually be all over. 

 

I assume you’ve already seen other well received series such as Ozark, Godless or The Sinner? Three brilliant series. 

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Certainly sounds like Dark is the one.

 

I loved Ozark, thought The Sinner was dreadful, and haven't seen Godless.

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