Author Topic: Television tonight: what's worth watching?  (Read 143125 times)

citoyen

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #975 on: February 13, 2017, 01:45:07 pm »
Imagine the first episode of Heroes, remade with David Lynch directing

You've sold it to me. First series of Heroes was great, but it went downhill very rapidly after that.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #976 on: February 27, 2017, 11:00:08 pm »
This Unit has just watched S03E01 of "Broadchurch", which looks like it might develop nicely.  Anything with Olivia Colman in it has to be watched anyway.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #977 on: February 28, 2017, 01:58:55 pm »
This Unit has just watched S03E01 of "Broadchurch", which looks like it might develop nicely.  Anything with Olivia Colman in it has to be watched anyway.

She is totally wonderful at "everywoman" in the same way Kevin Spacey and Tom Hanks play "everyman".  I can breathe a sigh of relief and relax, knowing it's in safe hands.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #978 on: March 02, 2017, 02:28:36 pm »
Enjoyed S3Ep1. Never watched series 1 or2. Not sure why, except for an inherent pessimism about ITV dramas.

There were a few references to S1 & 2 plotlines, but we coped - I hope that situation continues.


[I did think it was a little ... fortuitous when they found the bits of evidence while briefly searching, just on a hunch, a billion acres of mansion house grounds. But I don't watch these things for perfect plot probabilities, so that's fine!]
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #979 on: March 02, 2017, 02:34:25 pm »
Annoyed that I missed the first two episodes of the new series of Inside No.9 but I saw the thirdsecond episode this week.

Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton are sick fucks. But also geniuses. Totally brilliant. Will have to catch up with the first two eps on iplayer.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #980 on: March 02, 2017, 04:37:57 pm »
Potentially Arena: Alone with Chrissie Hynde on BBC 4 at 2100.

Thought I'd catch up with that on i-player. Gave up after 20 minutes. She is so dull.  Huge disappointment.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #981 on: March 02, 2017, 10:45:07 pm »
Prime Suspect 1973.

Rover P6's, Austin 1100, Vauxhall Viva etc.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #982 on: March 03, 2017, 07:57:01 pm »
Prime Suspect 1973

Period detail nostalgia aside, did you think it was any good?

I didn't.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #983 on: March 03, 2017, 07:59:07 pm »
Potentially Arena: Alone with Chrissie Hynde on BBC 4 at 2100.

Thought I'd catch up with that on i-player. Gave up after 20 minutes. She is so dull.  Huge disappointment.

Yes, it was a bit boring wasn't it?
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #984 on: March 04, 2017, 11:01:59 pm »
Prime Suspect 1973

Period detail nostalgia aside, did you think it was any good?

I didn't.

I have seen worse. I am going to reserve judgement for now.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #985 on: March 05, 2017, 08:42:07 pm »
Prime Suspect 1973

Period detail nostalgia aside, did you think it was any good?

I didn't.

I'm sort of liking it but don't like the message that having Cracker's DS Penhaligon playing Jane Tennison's Mum is sending me, which is that I am Old.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #986 on: March 06, 2017, 09:37:16 am »
'Cleverman' on Netflix.
The description makes it sound crap. Actually this is surprisingly good.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #987 on: March 06, 2017, 10:19:58 am »
Prime Suspect 1973

Period detail nostalgia aside, did you think it was any good?

I didn't.

I'm sort of liking it but don't like the message that having Cracker's DS Penhaligon playing Jane Tennison's Mum is sending me, which is that I am Old.

I was being polite. I actually thought it was terrible. The acting was OK but I suspect the script was written by a computer. Probably a ZX Spectrum.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #988 on: March 10, 2017, 11:26:03 pm »
Prime Suspect 1973.

Rover P6's, Austin 1100, Vauxhall Viva etc.

Lex Shrapnel. What a fucking ace moniker :thumbsup:

I just watched ep. 2.  Would the uniformed rozzers really be using a 1966 Rover in 1973?
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #989 on: March 11, 2017, 12:20:28 pm »
Not if it had been in continuous service. They used to get rid at 70k miles.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #990 on: March 11, 2017, 01:25:13 pm »
I just watched ep. 2.  Would the uniformed rozzers really be using a 1966 Rover in 1973?

For me the first episode was accompanied by a commentary from my wife enumerating the anachronisms, eg "But Maida Vale wasn't posh in 1973!"

I didn't watch the second episode.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #991 on: March 11, 2017, 10:02:59 pm »
Geri Ginger Spice off the Spice Girls, on her friendship with George Michael:

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"When we met I knew I wasn't his type of girl".

You know what she was trying to say, bless her heart.


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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #992 on: March 12, 2017, 09:37:33 am »
Prime Suspect 1973.

Rover P6's, Austin 1100, Vauxhall Viva etc.

Lex Shrapnel. What a fucking ace moniker :thumbsup:

I just watched ep. 2.  Would the uniformed rozzers really be using a 1966 Rover in 1973?
I know it jars a bit when they get these things "wrong" but...

You are watching an fictive portrayal of imaginary events, i.e. an grate big fat lie, and in order to make this lie more believable an certane amount of smoke, not to say mirrors, must be employed.  However the purveyors of this lie not having an unlimited amount of money for smoke, mirrors or other devices of mass distraction expect you, a willing participant in the lie, to focus not on the set dressing but on the lie itself AKA "the story". 

Besides for stuff set in the 1970s you've got the almost insuperable problem that any* motor vehicle built in the 1970s is now a smear metal oxides in the mud of a scrapyard somewhere so you're going to have to use whatever you can get your hands on that's not completely anachronistic.

*May contain traces of exaggeration.
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« Reply #993 on: March 12, 2017, 09:58:48 am »
I know it jars a bit when they get these things "wrong" but...

You are watching an fictive portrayal of imaginary events, i.e. an grate big fat lie, and in order to make this lie more believable an certane amount of smoke, not to say mirrors, must be employed.  However the purveyors of this lie not having an unlimited amount of money for smoke, mirrors or other devices of mass distraction expect you, a willing participant in the lie, to focus not on the set dressing but on the lie itself AKA "the story". 

Besides for stuff set in the 1970s you've got the almost insuperable problem that any* motor vehicle built in the 1970s is now a smear metal oxides in the mud of a scrapyard somewhere so you're going to have to use whatever you can get your hands on that's not completely anachronistic.

*May contain traces of exaggeration.

 :hand:
You are so very wrong.

If they're going to make this stuff, they should chuffing well get it right.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarggh!  >:(

I shall be writing to my MP ...
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #994 on: March 12, 2017, 10:46:53 am »
Calm down dear, it's only a commercial^wpolice procedural. :)
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #995 on: March 12, 2017, 01:38:21 pm »
I was actually looking for post-1973 vehicular crimes, like the VW Polo in "All You Need Is Cash", when I noticed the plate on the Rover.  How hard would it have been to make up some false plates for the filming?  Tch!

Although I'd still have noticed it was a pre-1970 facelift car because radiator grille ;D
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« Reply #996 on: March 12, 2017, 02:00:36 pm »
I was actually looking for post-1973 vehicular crimes,

Dare I ask ...  Why??
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« Reply #997 on: March 12, 2017, 07:23:32 pm »
I was actually looking for post-1973 vehicular crimes,

Dare I ask ...  Why??

To have something to gripe about in here, obv.
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« Reply #998 on: March 15, 2017, 09:30:47 pm »
new series of Inside No.9...
Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton are sick fucks. But also geniuses. Totally brilliant. Will have to catch up with the first two eps on iplayer.

Caught up with the latest episode this evening. Superb.

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« Reply #999 on: March 20, 2017, 01:29:33 pm »
I was actually looking for post-1973 vehicular crimes,

Dare I ask ...  Why??

To have something to gripe about in here, obv.

Typically the main failing of cars in period films is that they are all concourse condition, having been sourced from car enthusiasts and motor museums.

My memory of cars in the early '70s was "Harvest Gold"*,  rust and wire coat-hanger aerials.

*Harvest Gold was a sort of summation of the 1970s in just one colour, being a blend of brown, orange and cream (the constituent colours of all young boys' stripey tank-tops).

Beige is my main memory of the '70s.
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