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Coronavirus Box Sets
« on: March 28, 2020, 02:46:35 pm »
What about Heimat. It's 59 hours long ! Should keep you amused for a while.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Coronavirus Box Sets
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2020, 05:05:14 pm »
There's 4 seasons of The Expanse too.
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Re: Coronavirus Box Sets
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2020, 05:35:39 pm »
There's 4 seasons of The Expanse too.
woohoo, I'm on season 2!

Might be time to start game of thrones... Don't have sky so how?

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Re: Coronavirus Box Sets
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2020, 05:45:11 pm »
Look at a wank mag while listening to a Tolkein audio book?*







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Re: Coronavirus Box Sets
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2020, 06:50:59 pm »
There's 4 seasons of The Expanse too.
woohoo, I'm on season 2!

Might be time to start game of thrones... Don't have sky so how?

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I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Coronavirus Box Sets
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2020, 08:14:30 pm »
My aunt and uncle are watching their Terry Nation Survivors DVDs

Re: Coronavirus Box Sets
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2020, 05:23:14 pm »
The X-Files is 9 seasons of 22 or 24 episodes.  About 141 hours.
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Re: Coronavirus Box Sets
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2020, 05:30:48 pm »
I've got 50 episodes of The Professionals on my crappy netbook, downloaded from ITV. Prob less than 40 hours though.

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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2020, 09:21:39 pm »
Working my way through "Babylon Berlin".      I might give "Tinker Tailor: & "Smileys People" another run as well. 
Not fast & rarely furious

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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2020, 07:51:57 am »
We have all 180 episodes of Seinfeld on DVD. Tempted.

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Re: Coronavirus Box Sets
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2020, 10:45:25 am »
We have all 180 episodes of Seinfeld on DVD. Tempted.

Do it. Some of it is a bit dated*, but the setpieces still work brilliantly and you'll still be left wondering how they managed to lever it into a primetime slot on US network TV. I can't make soup without becoming, for a moment, the Soup Nazi.

*there's the rich theme of people (who clearly have too much time on their hands) trawling through 80s/90s sitcoms and finding things to be offended by, like George Costanza's homophobia – kind of missing the point that George isn't supposed to be likeable, his list of on-show crimes and misdemeanours is epic, he killed his fiancée with cheap wedding invites, bowled children out of the way to escape a fire, and, let's not forget, treated his body as though it was an amusement park).
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Re: Coronavirus Box Sets
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2020, 11:27:52 am »
George Costanza is the greatest character in any sitcom ever. Fact.

Utterly appalling, totally hilarious.

One of my favourite George scenes:
https://youtu.be/Ia02fGpUQfU

The whole Human Fund thing was pure genius too.

ian

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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2020, 12:15:00 pm »
Oh, Festivus.

On George's aspirations: "I'm going to read a book from beginning to end. In that order." The same episode (Summer of George) where he pioneers eating a block of cheese semi-clothed, surely a parable for these home-working times.

I liked the episode where George and Elaine's fortunes exchange.

One of the most subversive things about the show is that resists moralization and judgement. George doesn't fail because he's a rotten person, he fails because he's George.


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Re: Coronavirus Box Sets
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2020, 12:19:37 pm »
The X-Files is 9 seasons of 22 or 24 episodes.  About 141 hours.

And that's just the original run.  You can add series 10 & 11 for another 16 episodes, two films and "The Lone Gunmen" spinoff ;D
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« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2020, 04:51:24 pm »
Might be time to dig out "Northern Exposure" again.
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« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2020, 05:34:56 pm »
Supernatural is just finishing it's the fifteenth and final season (bah). That'll give you around 330 episodes.

It's a lot better than the X-Files too.
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« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2020, 10:06:44 pm »
I bought the sopranos for when I was laid up after an op.  It was great but will re watch The Wire first

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« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2020, 07:53:33 am »
Never watched 'Spooks'. Might give it ago. It'd see me through until they open the bunker.
Sic transit and all that..