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  • Sits
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    I re-watched the Coens’ remake of True Grit last night. I found it a lot more enjoyable for a second viewing, after a few years’ gap. In fact I can imagine I will want to watch it again before too long.

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  • Femme Folle
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    I've watched the first two episodes of Brave New World. It so far feels about as underwhelming as I remember reading the book did (a million years ago). I read a lot of sci-fi and fantasy books in my youth and it was definitely not in my top five. I will, however, continue watching it to see if it gets better. But maybe just one more episode. Or maybe not.

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  • ursus arctos
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    The second syllable of the French pronunciation is closer to that, but the word is also spelled "Wallon"

    The Dutch/Flemish is Walen

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  • WOM
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    Originally posted by ursus arctos View Post
    In English?

    Wah-loon
    Wondered if it had a Germanesque 'V' and longer 'o' rather than 'oo'. Vah-lohn sort of thing.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    Originally posted by Wouter D View Post

    Tell that to a random person from Flanders and you may be treated very rudely indeed.

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  • ursus arctos
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    In English?

    Wah-loon

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  • WOM
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    How is Walloon pronounced?

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  • Wouter D
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    Originally posted by Amor de Cosmos View Post
    Yes. But, perhaps I'm wrong, it seems to include more English expressions than Dutch.
    Generally, that would surprise me. In Belgium, the language battle still lives pretty strongly in the minds of the people. As a consequence, both the Flemish and the Walloon community are quite protective of their language (as opposed to the other), and hence tend to import fewer loanwords.

    Flemish may still include quite a few English expressions, but I would expect even more of those in Dutch. Your mileage in a specific series may vary, of course.

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  • Wouter D
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    Originally posted by Sporting View Post
    Flemish is Dutch, basically?
    Tell that to a random person from Flanders and you may be treated very rudely indeed.

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  • Lang Spoon
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    Covid, and it seems to have taken 2 years between the first two seasons.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    My mental health is such that I’ve just been binging the last four seasons of Big Bang Theory.

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  • Amor de Cosmos
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    Originally posted by Lang Spoon View Post
    Yeah, but like Valencian/Catalan, the locals might not appreciate that being pointed out.

    Want to echo Laverte's typically beautifully written shout out for My Brilliant Friend. It's one of the most incredible things I've seen in years, almost perfect. Halfway through season 2, will be painful to wait years for season 3 to get made.
    I'd endorse that (and have in the past.) Unmissable. Why will it take years for the next series?

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  • Amor de Cosmos
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    Originally posted by Sporting View Post

    Flemish is Dutch, basically?
    Yes. But, perhaps I'm wrong, it seems to include more English expressions than Dutch.

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  • Lang Spoon
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    Yeah, but like Valencian/Catalan, the locals might not appreciate that being pointed out.

    Want to echo Laverte's typically beautifully written shout out for My Brilliant Friend. It's one of the most incredible things I've seen in years, almost perfect. Halfway through season 2, will be painful to wait years for season 3 to get made.

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  • Sporting
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    Originally posted by Amor de Cosmos View Post
    Anybody else watching 12 on Netflix? It's a decent courtroom drama set in Ghent. Thing I find most interesting is how different Belgian courts are to British, American, Spanish, French or Italian ones (all of which have been portrayed over the past few years.) To begin with jury members are able ask questions of the court, witnesses or attorneys whenever they feel like it. There's a much 'looser' process in general. Prosecution or defence attorney's don't appear to have to follow rigid protocols as to when and how they can ask questions. Also the oath witnesses have to swear prior to testimony is quite different to any I've heard. God doesn't feature, neither does the "whole truth" IIRC. Finally, Flemish — as I've noticed in other Belgian shows — is so close to English it verges on a dialect, is this a recent occurrence? I know other North European cultures slip into English now and again, but none as much as Flemings so far as I know.
    Flemish is Dutch, basically?

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    I got Hulu in a package deal with Disney Plus and ESPN plus, but there’s really nothing worth watching on ESPN+ and having to watch commercials on Hulu is maddening. I think there is a commercial free version but it’s more expensive.

    I put up with the commercials to watch all of Letterkenny and I’m intrigued by Barkskins, but I can’t stand the ads.

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  • WOM
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    That was worth watching, but frankly I couldn't be sure if it ended or was a cliffhanger for another season tbd.

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  • gt3
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    https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-r...-the-other-one

    Just half way through The Bureau on Amazon, The Plot Against America look like it'll be my next watch.

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  • Amor de Cosmos
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    Anybody else watching 12 on Netflix? It's a decent courtroom drama set in Ghent. Thing I find most interesting is how different Belgian courts are to British, American, Spanish, French or Italian ones (all of which have been portrayed over the past few years.) To begin with jury members are able ask questions of the court, witnesses or attorneys whenever they feel like it. There's a much 'looser' process in general. Prosecution or defence attorney's don't appear to have to follow rigid protocols as to when and how they can ask questions. Also the oath witnesses have to swear prior to testimony is quite different to any I've heard. God doesn't feature, neither does the "whole truth" IIRC. Finally, Flemish — as I've noticed in other Belgian shows — is so close to English it verges on a dialect, is this a recent occurrence? I know other North European cultures slip into English now and again, but none as much as Flemings so far as I know.

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  • elguapo4
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    It is, maybe they reckoned we'd need some light relief with Jessica Fletcher afterwards.

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  • WOM
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    That's a gutwrenching doc.

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  • elguapo4
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    Watched Montage of Heck ; Kurt Cobain last night on Irish channel TG4. The next programme was an episode of Murder She Wrote, probably as different a programme as you could think of. I actually wonder is there anybody who watched both.

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  • San Bernardhinault
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    Originally posted by Hot Pepsi View Post
    I recommend Palm Springs on Hulu. It’s like Groundhog Day but not.
    Watched that a couple of days ago. Very enjoyable, but not very substantial. (The scenery might be a bit more Joshua Tree than Palm Springs).

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  • Ginger Yellow
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    I remember being really underwhelmed by it, but not much else. Apparently, according to a post on another forum, this is what I felt closer to the fact:

    It was just a cavalcade of lazy southern stereotypes and a caper that was neither inherently interesting nor entertainingly unfurled in the denouement. The jokes mostly fell flat (god that GRR Martin bit was painful, and it will not age well) and there was surprisingly little action

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  • Ray de Galles
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    I saw 'Logan Lucky' in the cinema on it's release too. It appears to have left almost no lasting impression on me whatsoever.

    Coming out in the same year as 'Logan' itself (which is a classic) can't have helped it.

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