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  • WOM
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    Originally posted by Tony C View Post
    Very rarely that we binge - watch but it's only taken us a few days to get through the three seasons of the Netflix French comedy 'Call My Agent'. A really enjoyable ensemble piece with very watchable characters, engaging storylines and plenty of laughs.
    We LOVE Call My Agent. Binged the hell out of it last year.

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  • WOM
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    Originally posted by Hot Pepsi View Post
    I started that but didn't get too far into it. I can't tell if she's actually a good actor or not.
    Oh, she's not. She's a standup who wrote her own show. But it's quite a bit of fun.

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  • Tony C
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    Very rarely that we binge - watch but it's only taken us a few days to get through the three seasons of the Netflix French comedy 'Call My Agent'. A really enjoyable ensemble piece with very watchable characters, engaging storylines and plenty of laughs.

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  • Walt Flanagans Dog
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    Approaching the finishing straight of Desperate Housewives, nearly onto the final season now. One of the recent plots has been that Tom was annoyed at Lynette for not telling the other women on the street that he had a big cock. It has been a bit of a slog but it is good relaxing bubble gum after the demands of home working.

    There is a whole load of stuff I need to catch up on before I attempt another entire run of something, but the temptation to launch into something is strong.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    I started that but didn't get too far into it. I can't tell if she's actually a good actor or not.

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  • WOM
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    Binged all 6 episodes of the new Katherine Ryan comedy The Duchess on Netflix last night. Absolutely recommended.

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  • Sits
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    Salisbury Poisonings was excellent, and topical in so many ways.

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  • Sits
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    OK a bit to look forward to yet then.

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  • Lang Spoon
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    Nah i think it's up to series three now, which is the shit one (on Irish telly at the mo).

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  • Sits
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    Originally posted by Lang Spoon View Post
    The new young offenders series is a bit shit, but it was very good up until then.
    Series 1 is OK and Series 2 is shit?

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  • WOM
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    If you've never heard of Luka Rocco Magnotta, watch 'Don't F**k With Cats' on Netflix. If you have heard of Luka Rocco Magnotta, watch 'Don't F**k With Cats' on Netflix.
    Documentary...4 parts.

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  • Stumpy Pepys
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    If you like old-school portmanteau horror, Bloodride on Netflix is worth a watch.

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  • Lang Spoon
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    The new young offenders series is a bit shit, but it was very good up until then.

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  • Ray de Galles
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    Originally posted by Nocturnal Submission View Post
    I've been enjoying the current series of Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, all nice scenery,* dry wit and a heartwarming observation of a 30-year-old friendship in action. Bob's joking reference (in order to be able to cope with the memory) to his father's traumatic death in a car accident was very bittersweet.

    Louis Theroux's trawl through his archives has also been worth a watch.

    * The Middle Tweed was utterly gorgeous and I was even impressed by the views of the Lea at Kings Weir, not a river I'd ever classed as being of any great visual merit:
    Yeah, all three series of the show have been a bit of a favourite for a few people on this thread and, while it is Mortimer & Whitehouse's conversation & relationship that make it really special, the visuals are wonderful too.

    I've been pondering for a while that the aerial shots like the one of Tweed appear to be done by a drone camera, it's the most impressive use of such a device I've seen.

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  • Sits
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    Have we done The Ypung Offenders yet? We started it yesterday, and it has enough promise we’ll stick with it.

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  • Nocturnal Submission
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    I've been enjoying the current series of Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, all nice scenery,* dry wit and a heartwarming observation of a 30-year-old friendship in action. Bob's joking reference (in order to be able to cope with the memory) to his father's traumatic death in a car accident was very bittersweet.

    Louis Theroux's trawl through his archives has also been worth a watch.

    * The Middle Tweed was utterly gorgeous and I was even impressed by the views of the Lea at Kings Weir, not a river I'd ever classed as being of any great visual merit:








    (Kings Weir suffering a little bit in the comparison, there!)

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    I noticed that HBO Max now offers a selection of shows and movies under the category “Comfort Zone,” and one of the others - Hulu , I think - has a category called “Easy to Watch.”

    They’ve finally caught up with what’s really going on.

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  • TonTon
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    Originally posted by ad hoc View Post
    The majority of Bordertown is in Finnish. If I recall correctly that first storyline about Katya had some Russian in it and then there are a couple of storylines in which there are some scenes in Russia (in which Russian is spoken).

    I also always use subtitles. Can't even imagine using the dubbed soundtrack.
    Loved Bordertown. Got very dark in places. And yeah deffo subtitles, I can't watch dubbed stuff.

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  • Felicity, I guess so
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    Originally posted by Levin View Post
    Wait, they were critical of the film because it looks too realistic? Is there somewhere I can read more about this?
    Not that it LOOKS realistic, as such (though ironically that did bother the US censors when it was released there with the on-screen clarification that “not one frame of this film is documentary “!) but the Althusserian ‘ideological apparatus’ ideas of the time saw any film that didn’t challenge mainstream narrative forms as leaving the audience trapped within the confines of the dominant ideology.

    Pam Cook “The Cinema Book” is the only intro to film studies that still gives those ideas much space- everyone else heaved a huge sigh of relief after around 1985 that they could actually talk about the films again and moved on.

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  • Sporting
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    Big fan of subtitles too.

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  • ad hoc
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    The majority of Bordertown is in Finnish. If I recall correctly that first storyline about Katya had some Russian in it and then there are a couple of storylines in which there are some scenes in Russia (in which Russian is spoken).

    I also always use subtitles. Can't even imagine using the dubbed soundtrack.

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  • S. aureus
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    Haven't looked to see if there's English language audio, I prefer subtitles anyway.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    If you get Apple +, I recommend Ted Lasso and Mythic Quest.

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  • Muukalainen
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    Originally posted by S. aureus View Post
    As per as hoc's recommendation, started watching Bordertown and, at least so far, it's pretty good. Only just finished the first storyline in season, though.
    I do have a rather insignificant question, in that there are lots of Finns and also a smattering of Russians (I think, though maybe I missed a detail). Are they all speaking Finnish all the time? Not speaking either I'm relying on subtitles either way.
    I've only seen The Doll's House in which Finnish is spoken the vast majority of the time, but Russian is used in the dialogue between Russian characters, most of whom seem to be played by Finns.

    Almost forgot: do you not have English language audio available?
    Last edited by Muukalainen; 12-09-2020, 21:33.

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  • slackster
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    Thanks for the Cahiers criticism clarification, Felicity. That makes sense when you compare Algiers to, say, Godard's La Chinoise: which would be a funny exploration of 60s student left sectarianism...if it wasn't so earnest and anti-realism to be virtually unwatchable for me.

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