Author Topic: Television tonight: what's worth watching?  (Read 142244 times)

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #725 on: February 07, 2016, 07:30:08 pm »
Not tonight but 'tother evening.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #726 on: February 07, 2016, 07:34:41 pm »
It's Superbowl Sunday, so a few mates and I will be staying up to watch the game, drink awful American beer (I've got a fridge full of Coors) and eat pizza and pretzels. I've even managed to obtain some Twinkies, although I'm not sure they officially count as food.

I haven't checked, but I think we'll all be supporting the Panthers.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #727 on: February 07, 2016, 08:13:04 pm »
I've even managed to obtain some Twinkies, although I'm not sure they officially count as food.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #728 on: February 08, 2016, 12:04:57 pm »
Not tonight but 'tother evening.

Some bastard shot Derek Griffiths :o

I had to check the credits after spending much of part 1 mumbling "I'm sure I've seen him before".
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #729 on: February 08, 2016, 06:47:47 pm »
London Spy ;  Wow!!!

Not sure I've EVER seen telly like this.

Late on this one but it was only a few weeks back that a friend recommended it to me.

I watched episodes 1 and 2 last night and I must say I'm really rather taken. It's got a weirdness to it that marks it out. I realise that's a marmite experience but I personally am a sucker for weird. Of course, it could all end up being a pile of wombat dung (and end up disappointing more than some NCIS shite that I expect no better from) BUT, for the moment, yes, describe me hooked.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #730 on: February 09, 2016, 03:54:47 pm »
If you like weird use 4OD (or whatever it's called now) and watch Utopia.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #731 on: February 10, 2016, 08:40:54 am »
And one from, I think, Monday night, Addicted to Sheep. Superb. It'll be on Iplayer I expect.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #732 on: February 10, 2016, 12:42:11 pm »
The Story of China

Michael Wood's multi-part documentary is great viewing if like me your grasp of Chines history is lacking. All episodes so far are still on Iplayer I think.

As an aside where has Michael Wood been for the last couple of decades ? I remember him being on telly loads in the late 80s and early 90s.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #733 on: February 10, 2016, 01:52:31 pm »
And one from, I think, Monday night, Addicted to Sheep. Superb. It'll be on Iplayer I expect.

It is.  Can't recommend it enough.  I saw the full 90-minute version (the director's cut  ;D ) at the cinema.  Full of warm, gentle humour and affectionate (self-)mocking, counterpointed by the harshness of the North Pennines in winter.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #734 on: February 10, 2016, 02:45:39 pm »
The Story of China

Michael Wood's multi-part documentary is great viewing if like me your grasp of Chines history is lacking. All episodes so far are still on Iplayer I think.

As an aside where has Michael Wood been for the last couple of decades ? I remember him being on telly loads in the late 80s and early 90s.

He did the "History of Britain" didn't he? Ah no - "The Peoples History" in 2012 - digs around Britain. This China one is excellent, I agree.
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Re: Television tonight, what WAS worth watching
« Reply #735 on: February 15, 2016, 10:03:21 pm »
Sorry, bit late for this...

The People vs O.J. Simpson. Well acted, sharply edited and beautifully photographed. Even though you know how it's going to end.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #736 on: February 16, 2016, 11:04:32 am »
Likewise AC/DC And The Story Of Aussie Rock from BBC4 last Friday.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #737 on: February 16, 2016, 08:56:30 pm »
Likewise AC/DC And The Story Of Aussie Rock from BBC4 last Friday.

The history of AC/DC is one of immigrants...going over there, taking their bloody Rock Band jobs.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #738 on: February 16, 2016, 10:02:37 pm »
True, though for a change it wasn't just the Scotsish.  First record company founded by a Schnibble and one half of the production team a Dutchie.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #739 on: February 17, 2016, 01:27:15 pm »
I thought you were going to say George Dixon!


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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #740 on: March 07, 2016, 10:31:04 pm »
Just watched the first episode of Murder. Very nearly gripping.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #741 on: March 11, 2016, 10:52:40 am »
Just watched the first episode of Murder. Very nearly gripping.

Directed by Birger Larsen, apparently, who directed early episodes of The Killing.  And yet, I thought Murder was godawful, borderline unwatchable.  Hated the format.   A series of single individuals talking to camera and therefore no interplay between characters.  Mrs Thor, OTOH, liked it.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #742 on: March 11, 2016, 06:25:37 pm »
It was certainly different.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #743 on: March 11, 2016, 08:06:49 pm »
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #744 on: March 11, 2016, 08:09:26 pm »
Crufts, for the awwww, but generally not the breed-judging bits. Enjoying the agility and flyball though.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #745 on: March 11, 2016, 08:16:37 pm »
Crufts, for the awwww, but generally not the breed-judging bits. Enjoying the agility and flyball though.

Do they explain the logistics?  There's been some debate in our household[1] about what happens to all the dog poo at Crufts.  Advanced googling (to filter out *that* video clip) suggests that:

a) Crufts is where people go to exhibit novel ways of dealing with dog poo.
b) Someone has been selectively breeding a special type of worm for the purpose.
c) FORRIN doggists from ABROAD are in the habit of emptying theirs all over the car park.
d) You can tell it's large breeds day, cos it looks like they've been parking Shetland ponies.  Apparently.
e) The whole place stinks of piss, because it's hard to stop dogs from furtively weeing against things.
f) Bags and bins are provided.

I'm imagining someone trundling around on a little tractor, pulling a trailer full of shit, like they do at Glastonbury...  :sick:


[1] Ideally barakta would ask her colleague who knows about this sort of thing, but she's taken the week off for Crufts.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #746 on: March 11, 2016, 08:30:31 pm »
I guess that Crufts is the leading reason why nobody should ever invent Smell-o-Vision.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #747 on: March 11, 2016, 09:27:08 pm »
Only discovered yesterday that there's a new series of Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle started (ep. 2 last night).
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #748 on: March 11, 2016, 09:32:39 pm »
Been watching Thicker Than Water, some Swedish thing on More 4.
Uplifting. Or something.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #749 on: March 12, 2016, 09:06:26 am »
Waldemar Januszczak - The Renaissance Unchained BBC4

All episodes on iPlayer now. He's always  good value.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.