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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 6/29/2019 10:11:38 PM   
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Just spent an evening watching all of Fleabag - series 2. Maybe me but I found this far funnier/bleaker/closer to really grim/funny than the first series. In a way a reverse of Killing Eve where I think the first series is far superior.

May go back to rewatch series 1 to double check this opinion

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 7/8/2019 6:06:42 AM   
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Finally got through season 4 of Billions. It seems to be getting more than a little silly in places - but strangely is no less watchable for that. The good news is that Season 5 has been confirmed. Huzzah!

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 7/8/2019 11:30:44 AM   
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The third season of Jessica Jones. The plot could even be interesting, but it is...

...srteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetced...

The season comprises 13 episodes, and, for what I’m seeing, tells a story that could be fit in eight.

After I finish JJ (out of a sense of duty) I’ll binge-watch the third season of Stranger Things.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 7/8/2019 9:16:27 PM   
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Finally got through season 4 of Billions. It seems to be getting more than a little silly in places - but strangely is no less watchable for that. The good news is that Season 5 has been confirmed. Huzzah!


Billions is one of those shows I fear for - a great story in the first two seasons that may not have an ending in mind (as opposed to a certain series that always had an ending, but lost the path and required deus ex machina to reach it ...). As you said, however, it's fun viewing - like the stopped-in-the-nick-of-time "final solution" for the chicken futures.

Other fun shows: Season three of Stranger Things (Netflix), Godless (Netflix), Altered Carbon (Netflix); Big Little Lies (HBO), Sharp Objects (HBO), Los Espookys (HBO), Barry (HBO).

I am waiting for the next seasons of Peaky Blinders (Netflix in the US), Penny Dreadful (Showtime - new storyline set in 1930s Los Angeles and Mexican folklore), and Westworld (HBO - had big hopes after the first season, but the original creators effectively stopped running the show after the second season got into some serious but interesting/confusing weeds).

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 7/8/2019 9:27:46 PM   
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Just saw Toy Story 4 with the family last night. Enjoyable and exquisitely well done CGI, with good plot lines and plot resolution. Altogether an enjoyable movie. Perhaps not as groundbreaking as TS1 and TS2, but-I thought-better than TS3.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 7/9/2019 6:24:11 AM   
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I am waiting for the next seasons of.....Penny Dreadful
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I was all excited then... but then read the blurb. Looks like only the name remains from the original


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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 7/9/2019 8:29:15 PM   
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I am waiting for the next seasons of.....Penny Dreadful
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I was all excited then... but then read the blurb. Looks like only the name remains from the original


Actual title is Penny Dreadful: City of Angels; it's set to start shooting later this year. Same show creators and directors, but entirely different storyline and cast (which will include Natalie Dormer, Jessica Garza, Nathan Lane). I guess it's going to mix film noir with supernatural horror.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 7/10/2019 5:17:19 AM   
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I am waiting for the next seasons of.....Penny Dreadful
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I was all excited then... but then read the blurb. Looks like only the name remains from the original


Actual title is Penny Dreadful: City of Angels; it's set to start shooting later this year. Same show creators and directors, but entirely different storyline and cast (which will include Natalie Dormer, Jessica Garza, Nathan Lane). I guess it's going to mix film noir with supernatural horror.
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Well if its available on Sky (which it should be as its Showtime) then I will at least give it a go. I mean if Natalie Dormer's in it then its got to be worth a peak right?

I am recording season 2 of Big Little Lies. I must say I quite enjoyed season 1.

I gave up watching Sharp Objects. There's only so much I can take of people self harming Same reason I gave up on Patrick Melrose and the constant scenes of him injecting himself....

The Affair is coming back for its final season in August. I've hung around for four series - not always knowing why - but so glad I did just for the penultimate episode of Series 4 which was quite the emotional rollercoaster. It also contained this beautiful, beautiful track....

Azucar Morena - Carla Morrison
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxCNd7nknyQ

I see Peaky Blinders seasons 1-4 is on iplayer at the moment. I might give that a go.


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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 7/10/2019 5:47:42 AM   
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Just watched Spiderman Far from Home. The special effects were good.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 7/14/2019 1:25:20 AM   
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BBC4 is showing a 3-part series, Charles I - Downfall of a King. I've watched the first episode and I have to say its pretty well done and worth a watch based on this first episode.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 7/14/2019 3:34:45 AM   
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BBC4 is showing a 3-part series, Charles I - Downfall of a King. I've watched the first episode and I have to say its pretty well done and worth a watch based on this first episode.

Spoiler alert: Someone loses their head, and it's not Sean Bean.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 7/20/2019 2:38:16 AM   
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Continuing with season 3 of The Handmaid's Tale. I am still enjoying it but it is perhaps a little slow. I feel it needs a bit of action to get some momentum back into it.

The fifth and final series of Poldark started on Sunday. The last series was excellent culminating in the death of one of the main characters. This first episode was a little disappointing - very twee - but hopefully will build into a dramatic ending as the series progresses. How will it all end between Ross and the evil George?




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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 8/1/2019 1:17:06 PM   
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Lloyd, or Lindybeige, talking for over one hour about the assistance UK received during the Falkland Crisis. And he makes it interesting. Even the sponsor part. And the time flies past, and when it ended it felt like it couldn't possibly been an hour.

And I can't help but wondering if listening to Warspite1 talking about WWII ships would be a similar experience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DVy3D2eglE

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 8/4/2019 9:03:11 AM   
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Finally got round to seeing Wreck-it Ralph 2. I thought it was okay and had a few laugh out loud moments, but there were insufficient gags and was not as sweet as the original to make up for it.

The best bit of the film (and the biggest laugh out loud moment) lasts about 3 seconds. There is a scene where the Disney Princesses change from their usual attire into casual wear - and to effect this there is a 1960s Batman-style transition with the Disney castle in place of the Batman insignia (and features the original music). Bizarre, totally out of place and totally hilarious. I had to re-wind that a few times.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 8/4/2019 12:39:47 PM   
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Chernobyl. IMHO it deserves all the praise that it is getting. Everything is top-notch: writing, acting, historical reconstruction, pacing.

I read some review, and I noticed how no one (AFAIK) praised the unsung heroes of this production: the make up team. The sights of people basically decomposing in an hospital bed while being fully awake are horrifying. It is possible that the producers hired some specialists in make up for horror movies - because part of the show is just that: an horror movie which happened for real. And it is chilling to see how near the incident could have been much, MUCH, worse: if not for the courage of a bunch of people, the other three reactors could have blown up too. Just think about this for a second.

10/10

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 8/4/2019 2:00:41 PM   
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Saw Blade Runner 2049 last week on Netflix. I think they did a great job on the sequel, really enjoyed everything about it. A must-watch for every Sci-Fi fan.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 8/4/2019 5:59:36 PM   
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Chernobyl. IMHO it deserves all the praise that it is getting. Everything is top-notch: writing, acting, historical reconstruction, pacing.

I read some review, and I noticed how no one (AFAIK) praised the unsung heroes of this production: the make up team. The sights of people basically decomposing in an hospital bed while being fully awake are horrifying. It is possible that the producers hired some specialists in make up for horror movies - because part of the show is just that: an horror movie which happened for real. And it is chilling to see how near the incident could have been much, MUCH, worse: if not for the courage of a bunch of people, the other three reactors could have blown up too. Just think about this for a second.

10/10
warspite1

Yep 10/10 just doesn't seem quite enough for this unbelievably brilliant piece of drama


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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 8/4/2019 10:14:06 PM   
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Saw Blade Runner 2049 last week on Netflix. I think they did a great job on the sequel, really enjoyed everything about it. A must-watch for every Sci-Fi fan.

+1 The director resisted the temptation to overdo the explosions and special effects.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 8/8/2019 6:14:59 PM   
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Watched The Exception. Never even heard of it and just came across it by accident.

Set in 1940, it stars Lily James and Christopher Plummer (they are both getting a lot of acting roles recently). The former is a British spy tasked with getting Kaiser Wilhelm (Plummer) out of the Netherlands and into exile in the UK.

Perfectly watchable film without being anything special. Ms James can certainly act, and gives a passable Dutch accent, and looks good sans vetements too.....





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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 8/8/2019 10:41:09 PM   
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Watched The Exception. Never even heard of it and just came across it by accident.

Set in 1940, it stars Lily James and Christopher Plummer (they are both getting a lot of acting roles recently). The former is a British spy tasked with getting Kaiser Wilhelm (Plummer) out of the Netherlands and into exile in the UK.

Perfectly watchable film without being anything special. Ms James can certainly act, and gives a passable Dutch accent, and looks good sans vetements too.....





A rather implausible plot, if you ask me. I did like seeing Ms James out of her corset.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 8/11/2019 7:05:24 PM   
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Watched The Exception. Never even heard of it and just came across it by accident.

Set in 1940, it stars Lily James and Christopher Plummer (they are both getting a lot of acting roles recently). The former is a British spy tasked with getting Kaiser Wilhelm (Plummer) out of the Netherlands and into exile in the UK.

Perfectly watchable film without being anything special. Ms James can certainly act, and gives a passable Dutch accent, and looks good sans vetements too.....





A rather implausible plot, if you ask me. I did like seeing Ms James out of her corset.
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...although apparently Churchill did offer the Kaiser refuge in the UK.


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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 8/11/2019 7:11:25 PM   
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Finally got around to watching BBC4's Inside Chernobyl's Mega Tomb. An excellent documentary and thoroughly recommended - especially to those that watched the HBO series Chernobyl recently.

The documentary, narrated by Helen Baxendale (nice voice), tells the story of the international project to build a huge structure to fit over the existing sarcophagus that was designed to last 30 years and is crumbling away.

Because of the radiation this huge structure had to be built 300 metres away from the reactor - in two halves and then joined together before being wheeled into position - the largest moving structure on land ever.

There was a real danger the sarcophagus roof could collapse at anytime so this was a real race against time. The structure is designed to last 100 years and, now in place, the plan is to remove the old structure and the remains of the reactor and everything else within. This will be done by robots.

Amazing stuff.




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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 8/11/2019 7:34:04 PM   
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. . . although apparently Churchill did offer the Kaiser refuge in the UK.


He was a relative of the Royal family. Hitler never visited him.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 8/11/2019 7:39:04 PM   
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. . . although apparently Churchill did offer the Kaiser refuge in the UK.


He was a relative of the Royal family. Hitler never visited him.
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Well I don't know the story but I'd be surprised if being a relative had anything to do with it - after all Nicholas II was related to George V but that didn't get him refuge. I suspect Winston thought there would still be some in Germany that would rally to the Hohenzollern cause.......even if it achieved nothing it was a freebie. But the Kaiser apparently thought he was going to get his throne back anyway.... if that is true then it says all we need to know about this peculiar individual.....


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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 8/11/2019 7:45:04 PM   
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Just completed the first season of the French-Belgian television thriller Black Spot, and will continue with season two at once.

I like the setting, and atmosphere, of the show. The show centres around the understaffed police in a small city that has an unusually high rate of murders. The city is close to the mountains and further isolated by a huge, dark, forest where there are no cellular phone connection. And mysterious things seems to happen in the forest. Each episode handles one separate murder, and the season handles the disappearance of a teenage girl.


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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 8/11/2019 8:36:52 PM   
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Nicholas II and his family never made it out of Russia so there was no offer. Other relatives did make it out, I think that some were in France and some may have been in Germany.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 8/11/2019 9:08:08 PM   
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Nicholas II and his family never made it out of Russia so there was no offer. Other relatives did make it out, I think that some were in France and some may have been in Germany.
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King George V refused to allow asylum on advice from the Government. There was a fear of revolution plus the Russian Tsar ruled as an absolute monarch - not something that was a plus either for the Romanov's on-going health either......


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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 8/11/2019 9:30:31 PM   
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If I remember correctly, he did attempt to liberalize things but some people wanted to take it too far, too fast.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 8/12/2019 6:38:44 AM   
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But these attempts were too little too late and certainly not enough to save the Czar and Czarina from their tragic fate.

I'm not sure why you state there was no offer. The offer of asylum was made - and was withdrawn. It is perhaps ironic that Nicholas II was more liberal than his predecessors and sought reform, but this is relative. At the end of the day he was an absolute monarch that ruled over a largely poor, uneducated, backward country where the peasants had risen up in revolution. Rightly or wrongly, his presence in the UK was not seen as being helpful, particularly at a critical time in the war with no end in site, and the death toll mounting.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 8/12/2019 12:29:29 PM   
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I think that the problem with reforms in Russia back then was that some people wanted to go too fast, and too far for the times. A go slow approach I think would have been better. After all, how long did it take England after the Magna Carta to get to a Parliament where the lower House of Commons was in control?


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