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    Originally posted by Tactical Genius View Post
    Has anyone watched "The Stranger" on Netflix. A very good friend of mine has a minor role in it.
    Just finished it! Complete bollocks but great fun to watch, wife and I enjoyed it. Which part was played by your friend?

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      I completely forgot about Deutschland 86 and started watching it. I can tell you that a lot of office scenes at the intelligence ministry in East-Berlin have been filmed at the Stasi Museum (which I visited last month - well worth a visit)

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        Rock Around The Clock is currently on Sony Classic (Freeview 50). It's inspiring me to smash my furniture...

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          Where is Deutschland 86 to be seen?

          I tried All 4 recently and drew a blank

          Have also visited the Stasi museum and agree with the recommendation

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            Originally posted by Moonlight shadow View Post

            Just finished it! Complete bollocks but great fun to watch, wife and I enjoyed it. Which part was played by your friend?
            He was in episode 7 and & 8. The Private investigator Mr Ince.

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              Originally posted by Felicity, I guess so View Post
              Where is Deutschland 86 to be seen?

              I tried All 4 recently and drew a blank

              Have also visited the Stasi museum and agree with the recommendation
              I found it on the C4 app on my streaming stick

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                Originally posted by Moonlight shadow View Post

                Just finished it! Complete bollocks but great fun to watch, wife and I enjoyed it.
                Re: The Stranger. Enjoyed the journey, but the conclusion was one of the most ill-conceived and confused since Lost.

                Spoilers: (scroll over to read.)

                1) How do our two protagonists account for the neighbour with three bullets in him in the woods? And the buried body at his feet?

                2) Hiding the gun in the house of the rat-cop proves nothing. How would he have killed the neighbour and replaced the gun when he was already under arrest? Why would he have killed the neighbour, he'd had nothing to do with him or his family?


                Really, total and utter bollocks. And a pity because the lead up had been pretty decent.

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                  Hard to argue with you there Amor, although it didn’t ruin it for me.

                  Spoilers: (scroll over to read.)

                  When we cut to the final scene and Siobhan Finneran’s retirement was mentioned, I assumed she had taken the fall for killing the neighbour. But somehow only been kicked out of the force, not jailed, on grounds of self defence. Or something. Actually that’s just as far fetched now I write it down, the neighbour was unarmed.

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                    I think it was on the IFC channel or some such here.

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                      We just stumbled upon Strangers, watching two episodes last night (though, see Mundane Thread, I nodded off during episode 2).

                      How many mysterious subplots is too many?

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                        HORN you mean The Stramger?

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                          Originally posted by Bordeaux Education View Post

                          Just seen it on Amazon and concur with everything you say. Thought it started slowly and was going to be likeable but humdrum until the Barbie scene which had me giggling greatly and it all kicked off from there. Especially agree about the soundtrack. Most of it is going to appear in my next DJ set.
                          Saw it today and I agree with the both of you. Yes, it really did get better as it went on. Great soundtrack. I might watch it again as I'm sure I missed some of the jokes the first time round.

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                            Watched Lady Bird. Enjoyed it, but didn't really get the hype. Possibly because it was my era of being a teenager and the life stories of virtually any one of my contemporaries were all more interesting.

                            Three episodes into Picard. More watchable than I was expecting. I used to watch Star Trek with my dad when I was a kid (mostly next generation and voyager with a bit of the original series and deep space nine thrown in for good measure). Then I went off it for ages, too much of a good thing. I've seen the recent films and while they're enjoyable, they don't really have the same feel to them any more. There's none of the optimism that the future might be better and egalitarian and hopeful. This Picard one is equally bleak.

                            Watched the last two episodes of The Good Place. Made me cry. As far as I'm concerned they wrapped it up about as well as they possibly could.

                            I've finished season two of The Crown. Don't know how I feel about a whole change of cast for the next season. Probably won't get a chance to find out for a while (too busy).

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                              Caught a Netflix doco on Taylor Swift. Interesting some of the material left in - assuming subject had final say on edits as it does look very much a PR piece. Honest about eating disorders, happy to be shown without make-up etc. Interesting insights into why she took a political stand and the opposition she faced from within her management team. A bit disjointed but some fascinating vision of her creative process.

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                                Three episodes into Picard. More watchable than I was expecting.
                                I'm sticking with it because of Patrick Stewart, but by golly it’s a clunking oscript in places and the pace is absolutely glacial.
                                4 episodes in and I reckon there’s been about an episode’s worth of programme.

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                                  Picard is dreadful. He didn't like data on TNG, yet he's robot jesus on this.
                                  Ridiculous scene where him and robot lady jesus are running up the stairs, because the 1st thing you'd do when trying to escape is make an 80 year old man run up several flights of stairs, yes, excellent plan... Thing is, they only run up there to set up the fight scene on the rooftop, because they're trying to stretch a films worth of script over a whole season. And the show is riddled with such things.
                                  It pays zero heed to the source material beyond surface level details like 'he likes earl grey tea!' Cue him mentioning it at every turn...
                                  The Mandalorian is high-art in comparison, that's a worthy investment of your limited, precious time.

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                                    And fighty action scenes in anything relating to star trek is wrong, along with the clunky af social commentary.
                                    Fuck that, give us the Roddenberry vision of a future where humanity has cast off ridiculous notions like racism, not 'OOOH MASSIVE BORG CUBE GON GITYA'

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                                      Clunky AF social commentary is TOS's stock in trade, surely.

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                                        Picard didn’t dislike Data. WTH are you talking about?

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                                          I think Freestyles has gotten Star Trek mixed up with original Battlestar Galactica

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                                            Is there something I should know? The Duran Duran documentary gave a good insight into the bands history and a reminder of some of the cracking tunes they've produced over the years.

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                                              Subtitle: The Long and Winding Rio-d.

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                                                I may try to see that.

                                                Duran Duran are the only 80’s band that I liked way more during the 80’s than I do now. Even with the nostalgia, they just don’t do anything for me for some reason, whereas I still have Flock of Seagulls, Men at Work, Real Life, and a bunch of other MTV favorites on my playlist.

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                                                  Originally posted by Hot Pepsi View Post
                                                  I may try to see that.

                                                  Duran Duran are the only 80’s band that I liked way more during the 80’s than I do now. Even with the nostalgia, they just don’t do anything for me for some reason, whereas I still have Flock of Seagulls, Men at Work, Real Life, and a bunch of other MTV favorites on my playlist.
                                                  It's the opposite for me. I wasn't mad keen on them in the 80s but I thought the Wedding Album and Astronaut were great and made me appreciate their earlier stuff more.

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                                                    DD’s early singles are fun. Hungry Like the Wolf has made it into my 25yo daughter’s oldies playlist.

                                                    Edit: Japan, of course, were the best. But I doubt they’ll get a doco.

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