Author Topic: Television tonight: what's worth watching?  (Read 155331 times)

citoyen

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1200 on: February 12, 2018, 10:44:00 am »
Requiem. Watched the first episode. Wife hated it but I thought it was OK. I would probably persevere with it if I didn't have a million other telly things to catch up on.


Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1201 on: February 12, 2018, 10:50:18 am »
Did anyone watch the Lizzy Borden Chronicles?

Entertaining, although an awful lot of it seemed to be that the rich can get away with, well, murder.

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« Reply #1202 on: February 15, 2018, 11:56:50 pm »
Started watching requiem but found it a bit too arty farty for my liking. Too much reliance on "cool" camera shots and ominous silences.

Unlike "Trauma", watched the whole of, but equally shite. Not worth watching if you haven't already!
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citoyen

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« Reply #1203 on: February 16, 2018, 11:37:02 am »
Unlike "Trauma", watched the whole of, but equally shite. Not worth watching if you haven't already!

I saw the first 10 minutes of that and found it extremely silly. And not in a good way. And it sounds like it went downhill from there.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1204 on: February 16, 2018, 03:51:07 pm »
I loved "Biggest little railway in the world" whereas CBH hated it.  The answer to my question concerning attending the model railway event at the showground last weekend was met with a resounding "NO".  :facepalm:

Anyway.... X Files Series 11 Ep 1..... I mean, what the hell was going on there???? I watched the first 10 minutes not knowing what the hell was going on until I realised that they had done a "Dallas" on us...... borrowed from the Guardians match report  :thumbsup:  It was like the time in "Buffy" when they introduced Dawn.  ???  Talking about Buffy, isn't it about time Channel 5 or the like rerun the whole lot from the start? Thursday evenings are just not the same anymore.

Of course being a Fanboy I will watch the rest of the series but frankly, I think I no longer believe.

zOMG. Jumped the shark so long ago it appears to be fossilised..... and I hear tell Ms Anderson won't do another series, frankly the horse tranquilizers are somewhat overdue for this patient.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1205 on: February 16, 2018, 04:04:15 pm »
“The young offenders”, a “Cork lads” version of “Derry girls” sort of.   BBC1 11.25pm
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1206 on: February 17, 2018, 09:40:18 pm »
Started watching the 2nd series of Modus. The acting was abysmal. I gave up.
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citoyen

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1207 on: February 17, 2018, 10:22:01 pm »
Started watching the 2nd series of Modus. The acting was abysmal. I gave up.

Watching episode 3 right now but I think I’ve had enough of this nonsense. Yes, the acting is poor - FBI creep is especially bad. The awful script doesn’t help and the plot is beyond ridiculous.

Shame. I enjoyed the first series.

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« Reply #1208 on: February 18, 2018, 02:32:22 pm »
S4 of "The Bridge" is due "late Spring", though, for all our poncey middle-class FOREIGN-language policical Funz.  Although I am a tad worried that the shark may have already been jumped with that one.
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citoyen

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Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1209 on: February 18, 2018, 02:50:49 pm »
I don’t think the Bridge has got anywhere near as shark-jumpy as the US president being kidnapped yet.

We’ve finally got round to starting on Spiral - halfway through the first series so far. It’s very good. Still trying to get to grips with the French legal system though.

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« Reply #1210 on: February 18, 2018, 03:16:31 pm »
I have an urge to binge-watch Engrenages again, but Miss von Brandenburg says I need to binge-watch Borgen instead.
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« Reply #1211 on: February 18, 2018, 05:21:23 pm »
We didn't see Modus S1, but the new one is quite intriguing (after 2 Eps!). Agree that the FBI creep character is just generally a feeble character, but there's plenty else going on.

Perhaps we're seeing this with fresh, unbiased eyes?  O:-)
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1212 on: February 18, 2018, 07:11:35 pm »
We’ve finally got round to starting on Spiral - halfway through the first series so far. It’s very good. Still trying to get to grips with the French legal system though.
I was saying to Pingu must make a point of never breaking the law in France.....
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citoyen

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1213 on: February 18, 2018, 09:50:05 pm »
Turns out the new John Cleese sitcom is every bit as shite as it sounded when Humpty Dumphries interviewed him about it on the Toady programme the other day.

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« Reply #1214 on: February 18, 2018, 10:31:10 pm »
Turns out the new John Cleese sitcom is every bit as shite as it sounded when Humpty Dumphries interviewed him about it on the Toady programme the other day.
Was, wasn't it. A great cast wasted.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1215 on: February 19, 2018, 10:16:42 pm »
...Still trying to get to grips with the French legal system though.

According to Spiral it runs on bureaucracy, back-stabbing, incompetence and corruption.

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« Reply #1216 on: February 19, 2018, 11:45:37 pm »
We are on Collateral. Episode 2 tonight. Shame we can’t binge watch, it’s rather good.
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« Reply #1217 on: February 20, 2018, 09:55:02 am »
Started watching La Mante on Netflix. Gripping stuff.
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« Reply #1218 on: February 20, 2018, 04:29:53 pm »
The Art of Japanese Life on BBC 4 last night and now on iPlayer

It was part 1 last night and it was fantastic. Dr James Fox examining Japanese Arts relationship with nature. Fascinating and some beautiful art such as Tohaku's Pine Trees in fog.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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« Reply #1219 on: February 21, 2018, 04:57:36 am »
I have an urge to binge-watch Engrenages again, but Miss von Brandenburg says I need to binge-watch Borgen instead.

I gave up halfway season 2 on Borgen.  This is as a Danish expat normally binge-watching anything like that.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1220 on: February 22, 2018, 11:18:33 pm »
Missed it the first time round, Unforgotten is being repeated on ITV3. Good plot captures you from the off, cast like a Who's Who of telly. Should be available on ITV catch up. Worth it.
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« Reply #1221 on: February 28, 2018, 11:47:03 pm »
Save Me, started today on Sky Atlantic with the whole series available to download. Billed as being from the creators of Line Of Duty but no Jed Mercurio involvement as far as I can tell. However, it is written by and stars the superb Lennie James. Also stars Suranne Jones (who I’m ambivalent about but she’s good in this) and Stephen Graham. Plus lots of other stock British actors you’ll recognise.

It’s very good. Complex but not so bonkers that it stretches credibility too far. I would say I’m enjoying it but I’m not sure that’s the right word, given the direction the plot is heading after three episodes...

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« Reply #1222 on: March 01, 2018, 10:18:43 am »
The Art of Japanese Life on BBC 4 last night and now on iPlayer

It was part 1 last night and it was fantastic. Dr James Fox examining Japanese Arts relationship with nature. Fascinating and some beautiful art such as Tohaku's Pine Trees in fog.

Saw this the first time round. His observations are spot on and deep.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1223 on: March 02, 2018, 08:05:02 pm »
John Denver documentary on bbc4 right now
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1224 on: March 03, 2018, 12:26:08 am »
Turns out the new John Cleese sitcom is every bit as shite as it sounded when Humpty Dumphries interviewed him about it on the Toady programme the other day.

Have no urge to watch it as I simply assumed it was, like everything Cleese does now, an attempt to pay his alimony bill.
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