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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 1/22/2018 3:49:56 AM   
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Britannia on HBO. Series on its own is good, why they went the fantasy way I do not understand however.
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Not sure about this so I've recorded it to watch over the weekend. Hoping its a good one.....

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Well I watched it. Not massively impressed but then it was okay - and only episode 1 = and it deserves more of a chance than that. I'll defo tune into episode 2.


The show is not bad, but to me it would have been better if they had not gone so far with the druids. No need to make them like they did, also not a huge fan of how the Roman soldiers appears like supermen compared to those they are up against.
Sure, the Roman Kohorts were good fighting formations, but in this show I feel the individual Roman soldier comes off as too superior compared to the British tribesmen.

The acting performances are varied, some really good ones, some meh. Budget wise it seems to have been given a proper one.


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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 1/22/2018 6:04:38 PM   
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Off to see Disney Pixar's Coco at the weekend - has positive reviews - so after the disappointment of The Good Dinosaur, hopefully this is a welcome return to form for the stable.




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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 1/23/2018 5:47:20 AM   
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Broadchurch Season 2
Midnight Sun (Swedish) Highly Recommended.
X-Files Season 11 (for old time sake)

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 1/24/2018 11:47:26 AM   
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Britannia on HBO. Series on its own is good, why they went the fantasy way I do not understand however.
warspite1

Not sure about this so I've recorded it to watch over the weekend. Hoping its a good one.....

warspite1

Well I watched it. Not massively impressed but then it was okay - and only episode 1 = and it deserves more of a chance than that. I'll defo tune into episode 2.


The show is not bad, but to me it would have been better if they had not gone so far with the druids. No need to make them like they did, also not a huge fan of how the Roman soldiers appears like supermen compared to those they are up against.
Sure, the Roman Kohorts were good fighting formations, but in this show I feel the individual Roman soldier comes off as too superior compared to the British tribesmen.

The acting performances are varied, some really good ones, some meh. Budget wise it seems to have been given a proper one.
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I just watched Britannia - I see what you mean. Very odd - I must admit I was hoping for something a little more historical like the series "Rome". But that bit with Caesar turning tail because of the druids is stretching the truth more than a little. AS for Roman "super soldiers" well I guess that was to offset the storyline of magical druids. After all we know how the story ends- Britain becomes a Roman province and Aulus its first governor.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 2/4/2018 10:11:06 AM   
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I'm watching Westworld and Mr. Robot
both awesome

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 2/9/2018 10:23:33 PM   
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Britannia on HBO. Series on its own is good, why they went the fantasy way I do not understand however.
warspite1

Not sure about this so I've recorded it to watch over the weekend. Hoping its a good one.....

warspite1

Well I watched it. Not massively impressed but then it was okay - and only episode 1 = and it deserves more of a chance than that. I'll defo tune into episode 2.


The show is not bad, but to me it would have been better if they had not gone so far with the druids. No need to make them like they did, also not a huge fan of how the Roman soldiers appears like supermen compared to those they are up against.
Sure, the Roman Kohorts were good fighting formations, but in this show I feel the individual Roman soldier comes off as too superior compared to the British tribesmen.

The acting performances are varied, some really good ones, some meh. Budget wise it seems to have been given a proper one.

warspite1

Sadly I lasted about 5 minutes in of episode 2 and decided this is not for me. The last straw was The Hound/Arya road trip.....


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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 2/17/2018 1:59:14 PM   
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The King's Choice about King Haakon's refusal to accept the government of Quisling in April 1940. A pretty good film, but a little slow.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 2/17/2018 7:02:34 PM   
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I just finished Altered Carbon, on Netflix. The visuals are breathtaking (they basically robbed Blade Runner and its sequel, with a budget worth of a movie). The story, however, is a bit 'meh'. I felt that they could do much more with the starting material; instead, after around the fourth episode they started meandering. The show's plot has a resolution, but of the "Let's decide who did what" kind - not as the logical result of the events as presented.

The San Francisco "a la Blade Runner", however, is worth every frame - from the gutters to the impossibly tall skyscrapers.

Now I think I'll watch "Dark": many friends recommended it.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 2/17/2018 8:38:53 PM   
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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 2/18/2018 4:22:01 AM   
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Baywatch. It was okay - but could have been better.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 2/21/2018 2:52:02 AM   
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Baywatch. It was okay - but could have been better.


Don't tell me you were watching it for the storyline?

In similar vein I finally got around to watching "Fury" - well I guess that's something I won't have to do again. I can accept artistic licence for the sake of the movies' theme but I had a really difficult time discerning any particular theme.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 2/21/2018 4:31:38 AM   
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Baywatch. It was okay - but could have been better.


Don't tell me you were watching it for the storyline?

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Yes, the trailer suggested it was going to be a very funny, tongue firmly in cheek version of a pretty tongue in cheek program. The idea was good and it certainly had its moments, but some of the situations were just puerile. Gross out movies can be funny - but some writers don't seem to understand the difference between funny and silly.


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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 2/21/2018 7:49:44 PM   
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Baywatch. It was okay - but could have been better.


Don't tell me you were watching it for the storyline?

warspite1

Yes, the trailer suggested it was going to be a very funny, tongue firmly in cheek version of a pretty tongue in cheek program. The idea was good and it certainly had its moments, but some of the situations were just puerile. Gross out movies can be funny - but some writers don't seem to understand the difference between funny and silly.


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