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    So, what have you seen lately? At the cinema, on DVD, on TV, whatever.

  • WOM
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    Originally posted by danielmak View Post
    I fear that Ken Burns' Country documentary is going to spend so much time setting up internal immigration in the US, changing historical racial dynamics in the south, and other foundational historical changes that the 1960s and 1970s honky tonk stuff is just going to get no attention. Either way, I've mostly enjoyed the first two episodes. I have no idea if this is or will be available outside the US, although folks familiar with that infamous Swedish pirate ship who are interested in country music might know how to find the series.

    The most interesting thread for me has been Burns' returning to the two sides of the country music coin: church going music and rambling/honky tonkin' music from the very beginning.
    This has been excellent so far. Hell, just for the archival 'b-roll' footage alone, I could watch with the sound off. But the actual business of country and western is fascinating.

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  • Moonlight shadow
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    Got a free trial of Amazon Prime Video so that's "The Expanse" S1 downloaded and I'm going to give a try to "American Gods" whilst I'm at it...

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    I gave up on that part way through S1. Just violent and I didn't care. Also, I heard S2 is worse so I didn't see the point in staying with it. And I don't have Hulu anymore.

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  • Sits
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    Sandra Oh.

    S1 a lot better than S2.

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  • Posty Webber
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    Killing Eve series 1. Refreshing and funny and cool. Whassername playing Eve is brilliant. Recommended.

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  • danielmak
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    I fear that Ken Burns' Country documentary is going to spend so much time setting up internal immigration in the US, changing historical racial dynamics in the south, and other foundational historical changes that the 1960s and 1970s honky tonk stuff is just going to get no attention. Either way, I've mostly enjoyed the first two episodes. I have no idea if this is or will be available outside the US, although folks familiar with that infamous Swedish pirate ship who are interested in country music might know how to find the series.

    The most interesting thread for me has been Burns' returning to the two sides of the country music coin: church going music and rambling/honky tonkin' music from the very beginning.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    Originally posted by Ginger Yellow View Post
    If you have Amazon Prime, watch Undone.
    I watched about six of those. Not sure it needs the semi-animation stuff.

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  • Sits
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    I loved the Mortimer/Whitehouse fishing thing too, not least because they release the fish. Itís actually nothing to do with fishing. Itís about friendship, tranquility and healing.

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  • Ginger Yellow
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    If you have Amazon Prime, watch Undone.

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  • danielmak
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    The Deuce is back on HBO in the US. It's up to 1984 so here comes crack and AIDS. I think this is supposed to be the last season. Simon had a set plan. The re-worked Elvis Costello intro song ("This Year's Girl") is out and Blondie's "Dreaming" is in.

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  • tracteurgarÁon
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    Originally posted by Ray de Galles View Post
    Have we discussed 'Mortimer & Whitehouse Go Fishing' on here before?

    The first series was great fun but the recent second one is even better and has been a fantastic watch so far.

    It's like a non-fiction version of 'The Trip' or 'Detectorists', Paul & Bob are funny, engaging characters and wonderful company but there's quite a poignancy too, I've teared up at the ending of two of the three I've seen so far.
    Perfect TV for these turbulent times.

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  • danielmak
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    Watching Tarantino be interviewed is pretty difficult, since he's too obnoxious for me. But this text interview is really interesting. If you liked Once Upon a Time then I think you will be interested in this one:

    http://thenewbev.com/blog/2019/09/ta...-on-hollywood/

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  • treibeis
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    Originally posted by Amor de Cosmos View Post

    Why are you watching it again if you think it's a load of crap?
    I thought it was great first time round. Probably because I'd been told to find it great.

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  • Ray de Galles
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    Have we discussed 'Mortimer & Whitehouse Go Fishing' on here before?

    The first series was great fun but the recent second one is even better and has been a fantastic watch so far.

    It's like a non-fiction version of 'The Trip' or 'Detectorists', Paul & Bob are funny, engaging characters and wonderful company but there's quite a poignancy too, I've teared up at the ending of two of the three I've seen so far.

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  • Amor de Cosmos
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    Originally posted by treibeis View Post
    As I write, I'm watching "Das Boot" on proper television. I watched it the first time about 25 years ago. What a load of crap.
    Why are you watching it again if you think it's a load of crap?

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    Watching Happy-ish, a series that only lasted a season on Showtime. Steve Cogan, Katherine Hahn, Bradley Whitford. Takes a while to get going, but I really like it.

    Cogan plays an ad man who commutes from Woodstock to the city. I looked it up and thatís about a two or two-and-a-half hour commute each way. Thatís insane.
    Last edited by Hot Pepsi; 15-09-2019, 22:06.

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  • treibeis
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    As I write, I'm watching "Das Boot" on proper television. I watched it the first time about 25 years ago. What a load of crap.

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  • Satchmo Distel
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    'After Life', written by and starring Ricky Gervais. You'll either love it or hate it. My life loved it whilst my jaw just dropped at how ill-judged it was. We felt the same about 'Derek'.

    Just starting Bosch series 3.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    I couldnít deal with the abject filth of it all.

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  • WOM
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    We absolutely love it.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    I gave up on that after half an episode but may try again.

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  • Amor de Cosmos
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    Originally posted by Hot Pepsi View Post
    Oh, that makes sense. I'll see it eventually then.
    And The Deuce is back for it's third season. It's NYC in '85, video is about to change the porn business, and HIV has arrived in force.

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  • Ray de Galles
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    I really enjoyed that too, I may have commented on here at the time it was first broadcast. Daisy Haggard hasn't ever been someone I've warmed to before but her writing and acting on it (and the rest of the cast's performances too) were really impressive and the show has stuck with me since. I liked it a lot more than 'After Life' the Ricky Gervais vehicle that aired around the same time with an attempt at a similar tone.

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  • slackster
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    Just whizzed through Back To Life (BBC iplayer). 6 x 30 min bittersweet comedy episodes in the Fleabag vein, albeit about a 30-something woman returning to her home town and parents after release from a long prison spell. Really enjoyed it, and Geraldine James as the mum is superb.

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