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  • Sits
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    Yeah it’s lovely. If you just search for Slow TV on YouTube there are loads, including what I think is the first, the Norwegian train which travels up to the Arctic Circle IIRC.

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  • Ginger Yellow
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    Originally posted by Uncle Ethan View Post
    On my not at all illegal streaming service last night I came across a show on BBC4 which is vision from a narrow boat on the Kennett-Avon Canal. No music soundtrack or narration, just graphics sharing information about the history of the canal. It was scarily addictive.
    I think we had a thread just about this series

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  • Felicity, I guess so
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    Originally posted by danielmak View Post
    I don't think many folks on here were watching The Deuce, but the series ended on Monday night. That was the plan from the beginning: 3 seasons. David Simon used a lot of actors from The Wire and Treme. I'd say that some of those actors did better work in The Deuce and others were better in those other two series. Maggie Gyllenhaal was spectacular (as always) and there were some newcomers (or new to me) who were good as well. I really enjoyed the series but have a connection to the space. I haven't spent a lot of time reading magazine/blog posts about this one as I did with True Detective but what I have read doesn't show much appreciation for James Franco's work. I thought he was fine in this, though not great. But, as has often been the case with Simon's work, the ending was kind of weak. The second to last episode ended with a bit of a shocker. The producers probably could have moved some of the last episode into that second to last one and had a better ending, combining the two.

    I'll avoid spoilers in case someone decides to pick up later on but I'll say that the show covers the changes in Times Square (and to a lesser extent NYC) from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s. And then ends with an interesting temporal move. It's a fictional show so there are some liberties with the timeline. And I was surprised that the influence of crack wasn't built into the show more. There is really only one scene (unless the character was free-basing) and that scene happened too early in the timeline for crack to have featured.
    I liked the 1st season but Ms F doesn’t binge watch so we got way behind and haven’t started 2 yet

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  • Uncle Ethan
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    On my not at all illegal streaming service last night I came across a show on BBC4 which is vision from a narrow boat on the Kennett-Avon Canal. No music soundtrack or narration, just graphics sharing information about the history of the canal. It was scarily addictive.
    Last edited by Uncle Ethan; 30-10-2019, 06:43.

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  • danielmak
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    I don't think many folks on here were watching The Deuce, but the series ended on Monday night. That was the plan from the beginning: 3 seasons. David Simon used a lot of actors from The Wire and Treme. I'd say that some of those actors did better work in The Deuce and others were better in those other two series. Maggie Gyllenhaal was spectacular (as always) and there were some newcomers (or new to me) who were good as well. I really enjoyed the series but have a connection to the space. I haven't spent a lot of time reading magazine/blog posts about this one as I did with True Detective but what I have read doesn't show much appreciation for James Franco's work. I thought he was fine in this, though not great. But, as has often been the case with Simon's work, the ending was kind of weak. The second to last episode ended with a bit of a shocker. The producers probably could have moved some of the last episode into that second to last one and had a better ending, combining the two.

    I'll avoid spoilers in case someone decides to pick up later on but I'll say that the show covers the changes in Times Square (and to a lesser extent NYC) from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s. And then ends with an interesting temporal move. It's a fictional show so there are some liberties with the timeline. And I was surprised that the influence of crack wasn't built into the show more. There is really only one scene (unless the character was free-basing) and that scene happened too early in the timeline for crack to have featured.
    Last edited by danielmak; 30-10-2019, 04:36.

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  • San Bernardhinault
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    Silicon Valley is back for a final season. Ep 1 was absolutely wonderful as always. I'm just sad that there's only 6 more episodes of it, ever.

    Last night the missus persuaded me to watch The Ice Storm, which is a seriously bleak film with some pretty inappropriate stuff. The message I mostly took from it is that living in Connecticut fucks you up.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    I don’t disagree. I gave up half way.

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  • danielmak
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    I was just logging in to post about this Laurel Canyon doc. Because I grew up in LA and miss living there, the doc resonated for me. And I like the music. But on the whole, it was way too disjointed. The problem likely stemmed from having a record company exec want to tell a story *and* want to make a record. So, it's 1/3 historical doc (told in part through contemporary interviews), 1/3 studio sessions of Jakob Dylan and other contemporary musicians covering the classic songs blended with a live recording from a concert where the songs were played by the same crew (more or less), and then 1/3 about Jacques Demy's film Model Shop.

    The other problem is that people seem to drift in and out. Chan Marshall (Cat Power) is at a house but never says a word the whole time she's on camera. Norah Jones appears out of nowhere, does part of a duet, and never appears again. Neil Young is shown playing a guitar solo at the very end but is never interviewed. It's just poorly made, which is a shame because there was a lot that could have been done.

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  • WOM
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    Oh, sorry. Nevermind. Just caught up.

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  • WOM
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    Originally posted by Hot Pepsi View Post
    I’m watching the thing about the music scene in Laurel Canyon in the 60s.
    Name, please?

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    Originally posted by Amor de Cosmos View Post

    What thing is that?
    On Netflix
    Directed by Andrew Slater. With Lou Adler, Fiona Apple, The Beach Boys, Beck. A look at the roots of the historic music scene in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon featuring the music of iconic groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas.

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  • Amor de Cosmos
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    Originally posted by Hot Pepsi View Post
    I’m watching the thing about the music scene in Laurel Canyon in the 60s.
    What thing is that?

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  • Sits
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    Originally posted by Amor de Cosmos View Post
    I think I mentioned it early on. Season 4 has just started here, and there's a couple of major surprises in E3.
    I think we just watched the first. Or maybe both in one episode?

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    I’m watching the thing about the music scene in Laurel Canyon in the 60s.

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  • WOM
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    The Kominsky Method is back. Looking forward to that, and to Dolomite Is My Name on Netflix.

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  • Wouter D
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    Originally posted by Hot Pepsi View Post
    Watching Bojack
    Burnt through it in a single evening. Most enjoyable. The new opening credits are wild.

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  • Amor de Cosmos
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    I think I mentioned it early on. Season 4 has just started here, and there's a couple of major surprises in E3.

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  • Sits
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    Have we ever done Harlots on here? We’re into Series 3, which maybe isn’t up to the standard of earlier, but Series 1 in particular is an old-fashioned 18th Century “bawdy romp” set in the brothels of London. Fun and serious in equal measure, with women the central characters. The soundtrack is modern, which I found challenging at first, but it actually works well.

    The cast are all good, but Lesley Manville is fantastic. Is she ever not?

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    Watching Bojack

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  • San Bernardhinault
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    I think it's a BFI specific release in Britain.

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  • Levin
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    Happily, it wasn't a singalong.

    I'm not sure how well a singalong would be really. It does have some cracking songs but there aren't that many of them compared to say, West Side Story and they get broken up by dancing a lot.
    My god I wish I could dance, or move more like Gene Kelly.

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  • WOM
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    Originally posted by Levin View Post
    I'm off to the cinema to watch Singin' In The Rain! It's such a good film.

    To Catch a Thief is on iPlayer at the minute.
    Oooo...is that the singalong Singin' In The Rain? I saw that announced around here last week.

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  • Levin
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    I'm off to the cinema to watch Singin' In The Rain! It's such a good film.

    To Catch a Thief is on iPlayer at the minute.

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  • RobW
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    Ah shit, forgot Bojack was back. Will have to finish the re-watch of the last season though. I was going to cancel my Now TV subscription but realise that Succession is on there (which i've read positive things about) and Twin Peaks (both original and latest series). Given that I lent my box set to someone about ten years ago, i'm now going to indulge myself.

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  • Satchmo Distel
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    Crosby is also a regular poster on Twitter. This is nice:

    https://twitter.com/thedavidcrosby/s...30029601251328

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