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16 hours ago, spork said:

 

When does this get good? We didn't make it through more than 2 episodes bit I'm well aware that sitcoms sometimes take a while to find their feet. 

Yeah, we made three it episodes in and couldn't be fucked any more. 

 

Same with Modern Family. 

 

In other news, Warrior Nun can fuck right off. 

 

A cool premise turned into meandering pish, with an ending that'll have you throwing shit at the TV. 

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4 hours ago, John Edward Gammell said:

Yeah, we made three it episodes in and couldn't be fucked any more. 

 

Same with Modern Family. 

 

In other news, Warrior Nun can fuck right off. 

 

A cool premise turned into meandering pish, with an ending that'll have you throwing shit at the TV. 

 

We loved Modern Family from the first episode! We are currently watching New Girl. It's not amazing or anything but it's fairly watchable when we just want something light and 23 minutes long.

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20 hours ago, ckny said:

I watched the first one which was the least mysterious mystery ever. The dude jumped.

 

 Does it get better?

I dunno. Seemed suspicious enough to warrant telling the story. Even if you think it's suicide there wasn't a logical case for why he jumped and why he wouldn't leave a note. The fact that the company and his best friend weren't talking was odd. 

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Unsolved mysteries ep 1 has 2 mysteries for the price of one: the flip flop faller and also how the man in charge of building maintenance for the Belvedere didn’t spot a hole in the roof and a corpse for 6 days. 
 

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I thought it was mysterious enough. I was looking up how far you can realistically jump from a rooftop. This is from a parkour website:

 

"Assess the situation. Gauge how far the building is from where you are standing. The maximum distance most people can jump, even with a running start, is about 10 feet. If the roof you’re jumping onto is lower than the one you’re leaping from, you might be able to go a couple feet more because of the added momentum."

 

The high roof was about 40 feet away from the hole. The lower car park roof was 20 feet away. As the cop said, it just doesn't add up that he jumped and went through that hole.

 

In any case the business 'friend' he worked for seemed well shady.

 

I hope this Netflix series throws up some new information.

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1 hour ago, kerraig UK said:

I've seen half a dozen facebook posts and tweets this morning from friends commenting on The Truman Show. Has it just been added to Netflix or something?
 

 

Yep. I talked about it in the "Rate the last film you watched" thread. It's still fantastic.

 

EDIT: They've also added Mission Impossible Fallout, the best of the MI movies in my opinion (waits for someone to say the first is the best because it's a smarter movie).

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The 1st is the best because they seem like they might be undercover  as opposed the Ethan motorbike chase support group on tour.

 

Also it's the sma....

 

 

Sorry, something else occurred to me, Fallout is a decent enough action movie and the fight in the toilets is great but the central chase is dragged out too long, saw casino Royale again  a day later and it just seemed a much tighter and better movie action wise, the chases are actually shorter and better for it.  Don't know if MI attempting to go bigger at every iteration is to the benefit of the franchise.

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21 hours ago, Peb Kacharach said:

Unsolved Mysteries is brilliant.

 

Only watched the first 3 eps, but so far they are more like "unsolved" mysteries, in that it's obvious who the murderer is the cops just weren't willing or able to pin them for it.

 

Ep2 takes a real turn towards the end:

 

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Early on I thought "the husband is being up front about this, I don't think he did it" and then it goes from 0-60 where he's smooching with her skull and fondling a bag of her ashes and talking about how her remains are his prized possession. Lock him up now FFS.

 

Re the husband:

Spoiler

I agree that him cuddling some ashes in a box was creepy but it didn't make me think he was the obvious murderer. If he did kill his own wife it would be a bit daft to admit all that stuff to camera. It actually made me think he was genuinely bereft.

To be honest, the second episode was quite dull and that bit was the only part which stopped me focusing on Picross. I thought it was much more likely that it was one of the later imprisoned serial killers operating in the area at the time.

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49 minutes ago, lolly said:

The 1st is the best because they seem like they might be undercover  as opposed the Ethan motorbike chase support group on tour.

 

Also it's the sma....

 

But the 1st also has Jon Voight in it so it's also the best and worst.

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On 04/07/2020 at 10:02, PeteJ said:

At first I didn't think it would be possible to warm to the characters, but a few episodes in you start to see their good side coming through and the series begins to shine. Can't remember the exact point we 'got it' but it didn't take long. 


Just to add to the Schitt’s Creek talk, I also thought I would hate the vast majority of the characters at first.

 

I’m glad I stuck with it. Catherine O’Hara is amazing in pretty much everything she does, but at first I thought the voice she was putting on was going to irritate me immensely.  Now that I’m further in, some of her intonation in this slays me.

 

And David is just amazing. Such an excellent character.

 

We’ve just started S2 and are likely to race through the rest.  

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Floor Is Lava is some silly fun if you like Wipeout or Finders Keepers or physical shows like that. Keeps it mostly tight on the obstacle coursing itself rather than other fluff.

 

Needs more Pat Sharp and screaming audience of kids, though.

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5 hours ago, Gambit said:

 

Yep. I talked about it in the "Rate the last film you watched" thread. It's still fantastic.

 

EDIT: They've also added Mission Impossible Fallout, the best of the MI movies in my opinion (waits for someone to say the first is the best because it's a smarter movie).


This bugs me a bit. people no longer seek out good films do they, they just watch whats put in front of them by Netflix.
 

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Well, I'm sure a lot of us on here do. When I mention at work some of the films I've watched, I usually get sideways glances and a "Where the hell do you find out about these films?" Actually, I think I've probably just proved your point.

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1 hour ago, James Lyon said:

Floor Is Lava is some silly fun if you like Wipeout or Finders Keepers or physical shows like that. Keeps it mostly tight on the obstacle coursing itself rather than other fluff.


If you liked this (we did!) then Ultimate Beastmaster offers more of the same straightforward style of entertainment. Lots of people falling off stuff into water, it’s basically a genre to itself at this point. There’s a Great Britain version of one of the Beastmaster series which replaces the over-excitable Yank commentators with, well, over-excitable Brits. 

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Unsolved Mysteries is an utter drag. Falls foul of the Netflix kryptonite - too much bloat. A 30 minute programme stretched into a 50 minute episode. 

 

The first two cases, whilst tragic, really aren't very interesting. There's so many decent examples of true crime programming out there, this really isn't one of them. 

 

The Floor is Lava however, is great family fun. Even better when cocksure contestants faceplant into an Easter Island head located in a bright red swimming pool. 

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The Floor is Lava: I like that people actually disappear when they fall into the lava, like they've been swallowed up. I find it oddly disappointing when they emerge for the interviews in the studio later.

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Unsolved Mysteries is very uneven but interesting enough.  Some of it is less 'mystery' than it is 'unproven' - the French episode isn't really a mystery as such as there's only one of two fairly obvious outcomes and the mystery can be summed up in a sentence. But it's a good story. But then you get stuff like the 5th episode which is a good old fashioned WTF story.

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Watching Diagnosis. Really enjoying the premise.

 

I’m watching episode 5 with the teen girls who can’t keep anything down, and I literally feel like strangling her mother. I think she’s going to be disappointed with how she comes across on camera. 

Coming from a very muddy background regarding medical problems and fizzy diagnosis, I can get the angle her mum is coming from. But my god she needs to take a step back from controlling it all. 
 

 

Anyway, I’m a big fan of the doctor that interviews and works with the families. I like listening to her talk. And some of these conditions are just....mental. Crazy what some people live with. And also crazy what medical science can now do. 

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On 14/06/2020 at 12:22, ZOK said:

Finished off The Last Dance at the weekend, what a great series.

It really is fantastic isn’t it. I know nothing about basketball beyond what I learned from NBA Jam and my wife knows even less. We both loved it. 

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