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Mr Larrington

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1500 on: May 31, 2019, 12:29:36 pm »
Good Omens starts on Amazon Prime on Friday :)
Not getting a fantastic review in the Guardian today....

Miss von Brandenburg has been consistently refusing to watch it ever since the project was announced, and doubly so since David Tennant, great ham that he be, was confirmed in the part of Crowley.  I revisited the wireless series recently, which was a Thing of Splendid.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1501 on: June 05, 2019, 10:33:21 pm »
Ronin on ITV4. Now. Top de Niro action. With French accents.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1502 on: June 05, 2019, 10:49:01 pm »
Watched the end of Chernobyl tonight. A truly fantastic series about frightning events and mind numbing attitudes.

If this doesn't get awards, there is no justice in the industry.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1503 on: June 06, 2019, 07:19:25 am »
Ronin on ITV4. Now. Top de Niro action. With French accents.

That's one of my favourite films!
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1504 on: June 06, 2019, 12:39:58 pm »
Watched the end of Chernobyl tonight. A truly fantastic series about frightning events and mind numbing attitudes.
Agreed.

For those of you, like me, who want to know, amongst other things, how much was 'real' and how much was dramatic licence, there is a series of 5 podcasts (to accompany the 5 episodes) where the writer/creator Craig Mazin is interviewed.

YouTube link here, or downloadable from your favourite etc etc.

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

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1505 on: June 06, 2019, 01:50:34 pm »
Watched the end of Chernobyl tonight. A truly fantastic series about frightning events and mind numbing attitudes.
Agreed.

For those of you, like me, who want to know, amongst other things, how much was 'real' and how much was dramatic licence, there is a series of 5 podcasts (to accompany the 5 episodes) where the writer/creator Craig Mazin is interviewed.

YouTube link here, or downloadable from your favourite etc etc.

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

Craig Mazin posted a couple of threads to his Twitter feed on useful background reading and viewing material:

Bibiography thread: https://twitter.com/clmazin/status/1135766541843066880

Filmography thread: https://twitter.com/clmazin/status/1135800424173252610

The scripts can be found at the following link, though Mazin says it's best if you don't read them until after you have watched the show:

https://johnaugust.com/library
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1506 on: June 06, 2019, 09:07:40 pm »
Saturday BBC 1 21:15. Killing Eve series 2  :D
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1507 on: June 06, 2019, 09:16:51 pm »
I'm nervous. I hope they haven't ruined it.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1508 on: June 06, 2019, 09:19:40 pm »
I reckon the first series, while brilliant, was about two episodes too long, so I have relatively low expectations for the second.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1509 on: June 07, 2019, 06:05:56 am »
Last Breath on iPlayer at the moment.  Quietly gripping and terrifying.  Like all of the Storyville productions, it's brilliant television.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1510 on: June 07, 2019, 08:46:26 am »
Watched the end of Chernobyl tonight. A truly fantastic series about frightning events and mind numbing attitudes.

So that's you lot here going on about Chernobyl, everyone in the pub on Wednesday going on about Chernobyl, and m'colleagues also going on about Chernobyl at work yesterday...

Probably better watch it, hadn't I?

#FOMO

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1511 on: June 07, 2019, 02:37:23 pm »
I watched the first three parts of it last night.  Spectacular piece of television, if difficult to watch in places.  It's not quite Threads for the noughties, but the comparison is reasonable.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1512 on: June 07, 2019, 07:55:01 pm »
I would love to see Chernobyl as the reviews are great, but I have no idea how to. I’m living in Germany and have Amazon Prime but it’s not on that. Maybe they will release it on DVD sometime, I think I have a DVD player in a drawer somewhere.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1513 on: June 07, 2019, 10:31:02 pm »
Watched the first episode of the new Black Mirror series.

Fantastic.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1514 on: June 08, 2019, 11:20:01 am »
Putin’s Media Struggle to Deal With HBO’s Chernobyl

The Kremlin is producing it's own series, including showing the accident was caused by Aliens! the CIA. ::-)
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1515 on: June 08, 2019, 11:27:19 am »
Putin’s Media Struggle to Deal With HBO’s Chernobyl

The Kremlin is producing it's own series, including showing the accident was caused by Aliens! the CIA. ::-)

Hang on a mo... I realise that the targets for such bullpucky are in a mostly-closed information environment, but isn't saying that Chernobyl blowing up was due to foreign sabotage a bit of a hilarious self-own because it implies that Soviet counter-intelligence wasn't good enough to catch the perp before they infiltrated the workforce at the power plant?  ;D
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1516 on: June 08, 2019, 09:46:36 pm »
Anyone know why E10 of HIGNFY has not been aired (what did they say this time?) and when the epoisode they had to pull for the euro Elections will air?

Also, Spiral soon.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1517 on: June 08, 2019, 11:08:41 pm »
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1518 on: June 08, 2019, 11:37:35 pm »
Well, as a non TV watcher, it takes me a little while to join in.  I'm sure there's been much previous discussion which I'm not going to be bothered to look for.

I watched S1 E1 of Killing Eve tonight.  Very good.  :thumbsup:
It's possible I may watch a few more.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1520 on: June 09, 2019, 03:08:00 pm »
Hmm,we felt Spiral had just about completed the circuit up its own behind during the last series. We’ll give it a go I guess,  but may not stick with it.

This week on ITV4, Dauphine and the OVO women’s tour.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1521 on: June 09, 2019, 07:24:47 pm »
I think it was a repeat, but Titanic: The New Evidence on C4 last night was good.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1522 on: June 10, 2019, 09:57:29 pm »
We have just watched a Netflix documentary on supreme court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1523 on: June 11, 2019, 08:34:10 am »
Good Omens starts on Amazon Prime on Friday :)
Not getting a fantastic review in the Guardian today....

Miss von Brandenburg has been consistently refusing to watch it ever since the project was announced, and doubly so since David Tennant, great ham that he be, was confirmed in the part of Crowley.  I revisited the wireless series recently, which was a Thing of Splendid.
Actually, Sheen and Tennant were some of the best parts of the series. Sheen was given the best lines.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1524 on: June 11, 2019, 07:06:21 pm »
Anyone watching Gentleman Jack? You can't really go wrong with the wonderful Suranne Jones, but this goes down some unusual avenues.

I was a bit worried by the end of this week's - there is a suggestion of a huge overlap with Killing Eve territory!
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