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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 12/6/2019 11:54:06 PM   
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Britannia series 2 - all I can say is strange, very strange.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 12/7/2019 5:57:04 AM   
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Britannia series 2 - all I can say is strange, very strange.
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I must confess I gave up after about three episodes of Season 1. Too weird for me, didn't seem to be much about the Romans but a lot about Druids or something. I also got annoyed at the bloke and the girl who were on the road to somewhere or other for some reason and just thought that was a weak copy of The Hound and Arya. Plus as someone said, the more Mackenzie Crook is made up to look like someone else, the more he looks like Mackenzie Crook.


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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 12/7/2019 11:40:22 PM   
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Britannia series 2 - all I can say is strange, very strange.
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I must confess I gave up after about three episodes of Season 1. Too weird for me, didn't seem to be much about the Romans but a lot about Druids or something. I also got annoyed at the bloke and the girl who were on the road to somewhere or other for some reason and just thought that was a weak copy of The Hound and Arya. Plus as someone said, the more Mackenzie Crook is made up to look like someone else, the more he looks like Mackenzie Crook.



That's a fair call - I notice in the programme guides they have given up trying to label it beyond a "historical fantasy" -whatever that means. They are concentrating on the Druids a lot - that easy for the writers as there is not much truly known about the druids. The actress who plays "Cait' though is pretty good though.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 12/17/2019 6:59:29 AM   
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Just finished watching the second series of The Sinner. I've enjoyed both series - they are very watchable, well acted and scripted. Bill Pullman is a good actor too.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 12/20/2019 4:40:35 PM   
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This makes a good double feature:

Julius Caesar (the movie begins with Sulla's entrance into Rome): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nT6ifKkhrY
Enjoyable. three hours.

and the history

Timaeus -
08 The Young Julius Caesar 65 - 50 BC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVVAWJXaRLc
09 Caesar's Empire 50 - 44 BC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW0U4BPBpFU

both are two hours



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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 12/21/2019 9:57:21 AM   
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The Witcher.



I like it, and it is very faithful both to the books and the videogames. After two episodes I'm intrigued.

However, right now is (IMHO, of course) a good fantasy show. It still lacks that "je ne sais quoi" that elevated Game of Thrones to cult status almost immediately (before crashing and burning in the finale). Time will tell.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 12/25/2019 8:04:55 PM   
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Christmas. The perfect time to catch up on some qualiteeee family films.

The Lego Movie 2 The Second Part



Toy Story 4






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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 12/25/2019 8:31:54 PM   
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...and tomorrow it's Paddington 2. Brilliant!!




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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 12/25/2019 9:40:08 PM   
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Christmas. The perfect time to catch up on some qualiteeee family films.

The Lego Movie 2 The Second Part


This song's gonna get stuck inside your headd....

Or was it already there?

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 12/25/2019 10:43:31 PM   
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+1 on The Witcher with my girlfriend. Bought her Kingdom Come Deliverance because she wanted to start a new gameplay of TW3! Saw all episodes in one go...

I would let Jennifer put a spell on me any time! She says same with Geralt

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 12/26/2019 8:46:12 AM   
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quote:

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Christmas. The perfect time to catch up on some qualiteeee family films.

The Lego Movie 2 The Second Part


This song's gonna get stuck inside your headd....

Or was it already there?
warspite1

Downloaded four of the tracks - especially love Super Cool (featuring the brilliant Lonely Island)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFOaxRu5afo

Unbelievable, super cool, outrageous and amazing
Phenomenal, fantastic, so incredible, woo-hoo!
Unbelievable, super cool, outrageous and amazing
Phenomenal, fantastic, so incredible, woo-hoo!

We gotta bring both sides together
Like champagne and leather
Like birds are with feather, we'll fly
Like rain on a sunny day
Like a million dollars that you're givin' away
Like a stray dog on the freeway, we'll fly

'Cause we're all like a team
Livin' inside a dream
You and me doin' our thing
And we'll fly, woo-hoo

Unbelievable, super cool, outrageous and amazing
Phenomenal, fantastic, so incredible, woo-hoo!
Unbelievable, super cool, outrageous and amazing
Phenomenal, fantastic, so incredible, woo-hoo!

It's the credits, yeah that's the best part
When the movie ends and the reading starts
You can keep your adventure and all that action
'Cause the credits of the film are the main attraction
And don't even think about tryna leave
Or you might miss a name like Pam and Steve
Both incredible names so let's stay in our seats
And read incredible lists of their incredible feats

'Cause we're all like a team
Livin' inside a dream
You and me doin' our thing
And we'll fly, woo-hoo

Unbelievable, super cool, outrageous and amazing
Phenomenal, fantastic, so incredible, woo-hoo!
Unbelievable, super cool, outrageous and amazing
Phenomenal, fantastic, so incredible, woo-hoo!

And we're back, and still lovin' the credits
Can't wait to see the one about the person who edits
And even better than that is who edits the credits
I bet I'll never forget 'cause once I read it then I'm ready
I roll into the theater about 90 minutes late
Skip the whole dang movie 'cause the credits are great
Now if you're gonna be featured on a movie song
The credits is the part that you wanna be on

Unbelievable, super cool, outrageous and amazing
Phenomenal, fantastic, so incredible, woo-hoo!

Everything is super cool right now
Everything is awesome here right now
Everything is super cool right now
Everything is awesome here right now

Everything is super cool right now
Everything is awesome here right now
Everything is super cool right now
Everything is awesome here right now




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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 12/26/2019 10:49:01 AM   
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+1 on The Witcher with my girlfriend. Bought her Kingdom Come Deliverance because she wanted to start a new gameplay of TW3! Saw all episodes in one go...

I would let Jennifer put a spell on me any time! She says same with Geralt


I have bought it, but I need a good stretch of time to devote myself to the game. A friend of mine is similarly "Witcher obsessed": he played the TW3 two times, read all the books and watched all the episodes in a couple of days. I'm now officially curious to discover what all the brouhaha is about.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 12/28/2019 2:45:42 AM   
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September 11: The New Pearl Harbor

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 12/28/2019 12:03:52 PM   
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I watched an interesting documentary on the making of the wonderful Hamilton musical.

Hamilton: One Shot to Broadway is well worth a peek if you like the show.


Lin Manuel Miranda - clever guy....



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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 1/1/2020 11:52:04 AM   
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"Cromwell's Head" -a documentary about the travails of the Lord Protector's remains after his death. Not really seasonal viewing but appealing for that reason. It also examines the changing views of Cromwell's legacy in the time from his death to the current day.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 1/1/2020 12:57:42 PM   
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Dr Who Series 12 Episode 1 airs this evening.

Also, just started my 30 days free subscription to BritBox. They have just taken delivery of all the classic series of Dr Who. That's 600+ episodes of Whovian goodness which I haven't seen for a very, very long time.

Noticed they also have Lambs of God on BritBox. This intrigues me so I will give it a watch but has anyone seen this series?

Best wishes,
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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 1/1/2020 5:53:06 PM   
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Dr Who Series 12 Episode 1 airs this evening.

Also, just started my 30 days free subscription to BritBox. They have just taken delivery of all the classic series of Dr Who. That's 600+ episodes of Whovian goodness which I haven't seen for a very, very long time.

....
Best wishes,
Steve


I think I would disappear from all social interaction for several months if I had that lot available to watch

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 1/1/2020 9:59:34 PM   
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Must say the BBC's version of Dracula is far better than their version of War of the Worlds, I mean its completly bonkers but enjoyably bonkers.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 1/1/2020 10:11:04 PM   
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The Witcher.



I like it, and it is very faithful both to the books and the videogames. After two episodes I'm intrigued.

However, right now is (IMHO, of course) a good fantasy show. It still lacks that "je ne sais quoi" that elevated Game of Thrones to cult status almost immediately (before crashing and burning in the finale). Time will tell.

After 3 games and 8 books I was ready for it! Ha! Not bad...

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 1/1/2020 10:55:06 PM   
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Speaking of the BBC, I watched a very thought provoking documentary about the BBC, "Incontrovertible." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5UyynjxAyw

In February 2013 the documentary maker Tony Rooke contested the BBC licence fee in court under Article 3, Section 15 of the Terrorism Act 2000 on the basis that the BBC were complicit in the 9/11 cover-up and had deliberately misled the public in their broadcasting. Tony was given the opportunity to demonstrate to the judge that the BBC had quite deliberately lied to the British public about the events of that day, in particular their 'Conspiracy Files' programme. The fact that the BBC had foreknowledge and had reported on the collapse of WTC7 20 minutes before it happened formed the basis for his case that the licence was not appropriate. Tony was not fined and was allowed to walk away on a conditional discharge.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 1/2/2020 5:29:00 AM   
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Why do you keep posting about 9/11 and related issues? That is modern day politics and will get this long-time thread locked. There are plenty of places 9/11 can be debated - but this forum is not one of them. Can I respectfully ask you to stop doing that. Thank-you.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 1/2/2020 9:56:35 AM   
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Dr Who Series 12 Episode 1 airs this evening.


Just watched and enjoyed - looking forward to part two. Seriously a year's pause between series is too long.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 1/2/2020 10:35:42 AM   
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Dr Who Series 12 Episode 1 airs this evening.


Just watched and enjoyed - looking forward to part two. Seriously a year's pause between series is too long.

Yes. A cracking episode.

Best wishes,
Steve

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 1/2/2020 4:48:15 PM   
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Must say the BBC's version of Dracula is far better than their version of War of the Worlds, I mean its completly bonkers but enjoyably bonkers.
warspite1

I will give this a go. I mean it can't be as hideously awful as War of the Worlds can it?... can it?


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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 1/2/2020 6:14:03 PM   
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Must say the BBC's version of Dracula is far better than their version of War of the Worlds, I mean its completly bonkers but enjoyably bonkers.
warspite1

I will give this a go. I mean it can't be as hideously awful as War of the Worlds can it?... can it?


Will also give this an opportunity. Must admit, my experience with War of the Worlds, put me off trying it which is a little unfair but does show how one turkey can sour everything associated with it. And War of the Worlds left a very sour taste.

Best wishes,
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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 1/2/2020 6:48:24 PM   
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Must say the BBC's version of Dracula is far better than their version of War of the Worlds, I mean its completly bonkers but enjoyably bonkers.
warspite1

I will give this a go. I mean it can't be as hideously awful as War of the Worlds can it?... can it?


Will also give this an opportunity. Must admit, my experience with War of the Worlds, put me off trying it which is a little unfair but does show how one turkey can sour everything associated with it. And War of the Worlds left a very sour taste.

Best wishes,
Steve
warspite1

I've just seen episode 1. Yes bonkers - a little slow in places too, but then a few light-hearted moments (the geezer that plays Dracula is at his best the few times his delivery is pseudo-camp).

Will stay with this one.


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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 1/2/2020 9:48:27 PM   
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well that shifted from wierd and watchable (episode #1), to utterly confusing and not very good (episode #2).

seems they are trying too hard to be clever?

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 1/3/2020 12:38:37 AM   
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Dr Who Series 12 Episode 1 airs this evening.


Just watched and enjoyed - looking forward to part two. Seriously a year's pause between series is too long.

Yes. A cracking episode. Didn't see...


Please, next time watch out for spoilers

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 1/3/2020 3:50:05 AM   
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well that shifted from wierd and watchable (episode #1), to utterly confusing and not very good (episode #2).

seems they are trying too hard to be clever?
warspite1

I feared the worst when I saw your comment - one of the reasons I stopped watching Doctor Who was the ever increasing, overly-complicated, unfathomable and frankly ludicrous plots (the final series of Sherlock was heading that way too). As you say, it was I think a case of the script writers trying (and failing) to be oh so clever and patting themselves on the back for their incredible cleverness, while forgetting there is an audience out there that wants to be entertained.

But I've just watched the latest episode of Dracula and I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The very last scene was of course a twist that may or not be a twist too far and could break the series, but I found episode 2 excellent value. The only thing I found confusing (given that final scene) was that I didn't know where the Chess playing scene was taking place (and thus when in the story timeline). But I understand that it was happening on the Demeter so that makes sense.

I'm looking forward to episode 3 (with the caveat that scene 3 might have been a pre-cursor for a major let down - but I hope not).


The very watchable Sister Agatha van Helsing played by Dolly Wells



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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 1/3/2020 3:59:26 AM   
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Also from the BBC I am watching The Trial of Christine Keeler. So far so... okay I think. I'm finding the flashbacks confusing and would prefer a chronological sequence.

It's an interesting take on the Profumo Affair though. The series is shown from Keeler's perspective.


Christine Keeler (Sophie Cookson) and Mandy Rice-Davies (Ellie Bamber)



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