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  • Sean of the Shed
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    Power, a Netflix documentary that delves into the history of the American police force and how it grew, became so powerful and is able to get away what it does. It's decent, but a single 90 minute documentary doesn't really do justice to the issue. There's enough shit out there, past and present, to make a long series that could probably have hit much harder.

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  • Sean of the Shed
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    Originally posted by matt j View Post
    Netflix: Bodkin which is... okay I guess. I like some bits, indifferent to others.
    Started slowly, but it's got better as it's progressed.
    Also enjoyed Dead Boy Detectives as many others appear to.

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  • Slightly Brown
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    It’s not Current Watching but I really, really hate how publications use the length of Cannes standing ovations as a measurement of quality. It’s like football fields and the Amazon jungle. How many elephants can fill a swimming pool. Anyway. Standing after a film and clapping for, like, seven minutes sounds like purgatory. People fading, ushers handing out bananas, wafting and carrying out the fallen. Seven minutes. Jesus, Ringo.

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  • Plodder
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    Originally posted by Femme Folle View Post

    I'm watching this Wembley doc on Netflix. Madness.
    Watched that just now based on your rec., madness indeed. How people didn't die is an absolute miracle. How authorities were not better prepared in a country that had lived through Hillsborough (and I mean this comparsion only in terms of people being crushed by overcrowding) is a fucking mystery.

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  • Femme Folle
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    I’m enjoying Dead Boy Detectives. It took a minute to hook me in, but now I’m invested.

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  • Sits
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    Finished Blue Lights S2 yesterday. Suffice it to say I’m pleased to see S3 is slated.

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  • Femme Folle
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    That's excellent news! Thanks.

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  • Plodder
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    New season of Evil starting later this month.

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  • Femme Folle
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    Evil was a good series.

    I'm watching this Wembley doc on Netflix. Madness.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    Originally posted by Eggchaser View Post
    X-Men '97 was good.
    I have no nostalgic attachment to that, but it’s getting a lot of buzz.

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  • Plodder
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    Evil on Netflix is a fun watch. A tongue-in-cheek show in which a group of (mostly) skeptical exorcists investigate, at the behest of the Catholic Church, various supernatural events. There are some mawkish moments, and some episodes focus a bit too much on the cutesy kids of the main female protagonist, but there are some great characters, and it's one of those rare shows that does the horror and the humor more or less equally well.

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  • via vicaria
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    Originally posted by Snake Plissken View Post
    Picked up all five series of Babylon 5 on Apple TV+ for 25. Never actually seen more than the odd episode but I reckon it is time.
    I suspect season 1 has...dated, to say the least. It's been some time since I watched it. But season 3-4 hold up very well. S3 still my fave intro of any show.

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  • Snake Plissken
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    Picked up all five series of Babylon 5 on Apple TV+ for 25. Never actually seen more than the odd episode but I reckon it is time.

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  • Simon G
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    Originally posted by Sits View Post
    Four series down now in Taskmaster. Great fun, and the only contestant I didn't like was Al Murray. Rob Beckett a lot less annoying than I expected. Jimmy Carr is never on it is he?
    I've reached Series 15 - whilst following Series 17 week to week.

    I think 11 was the one I've liked least so far. 15 is going brilliantly.

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  • Eggchaser
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    X-Men '97 was good.

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  • matt j
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    Netflix: Bodkin which is... okay I guess. I like some bits, indifferent to others.

    Netflix: Delicious in Dungeon really fun anime. Right up my alley.

    Hulu: Welcome to Wrexham Season 3. Maybe it's because I watched the first seasons too quickly, but feels slightly... hollower?

    Peacock: We are Ladyparts - This was good. I don't know how/if they can really do another series. The lead has some excellent comic timing.

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  • diggedy derek
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    Originally posted by Sits View Post
    Four series down now in Taskmaster. Great fun, and the only contestant I didn't like was Al Murray. Rob Beckett a lot less annoying than I expected. Jimmy Carr is never on it is he?
    We're right around the same point. Don't have an opinion on Al Murray as yet, but concur with Rob Beckett, who is good company on the show so far.

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  • Mr Delicieux
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    I saw this in the week, and as it is the most current thing I've watched thought I'd share it with you, it's basically Bill Burr giving Bill Maher a well-earned hard time. These are the highlights from Maher's 'Club Random' podcast, where Maher usually spends the time talking over his guest.
    No such luck here.

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  • Mr Delicieux
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    He's very busy appearing on every comedy podcast at present, I've seen a handful and he keeps hitting the same talking points, one thing being how stand up comedy should be taught in schools.
    It feels like a business pitch masquerading as spontaneous conversation and it's all a bit odd.
    He's lost a lot of weight as well.
    That's all for your Jimmy Carr update, Jimmy Carr fans. Until next time!

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  • pebblethefish
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    Originally posted by Sits View Post
    Jimmy Carr is never on it is he?
    Yeah, he's on the one with Katie Hopkins and Jim Davidson. Series 5, IIRC

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  • Sits
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    Four series down now in Taskmaster. Great fun, and the only contestant I didn't like was Al Murray. Rob Beckett a lot less annoying than I expected. Jimmy Carr is never on it is he?

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  • Nocturnal Submission
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    I've just watched Kind Hearts and Coronets for the first time. Well, there's no need to rush these things.

    The twist at the end (not the one at the very end, which I saw coming), was rather good.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    Cheers, and sitcoms in general, led me to believe that about half of all wedding engagements end shortly before the marriage ceremony is complete.

    There are lots of stories of people being left at the altar and, apparently, about 20% of engagements are broken. But, on TV in the 1980s, it was routine.

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  • diggedy derek
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    Love that.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    Still working through the extended Cheers universe.

    I’m late in season 5 of Cheers. I’ve seen some of these episodes before and remember some of the jokes. This particular episode is how I learned what “insipid” means.

    I was in 8th Grade. 8th Grade. That is so long ago. I can’t get my brain around that.

    I learned a lot from this.

    https://fontsinuse.com/uses/5067/che...uveau%20styles.
    Last edited by Hot Pepsi; 14-05-2024, 05:29.

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