Page 84 of 84 FirstFirst ... 3474828384
Results 2,076 to 2,096 of 2096
  1. #2076
    Amor de Cosmos's Avatar
    Don't worry, it'll soon be over
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    The Fraser River delta
    Posts
    18,850
    Teams
    QPR, Hitchin Town
    Biscuit
    Fig Roll
    Actor
    Klaus Kinski (if he was alive, like)
    It gets better. Quite a lot better TBH. Sometimes it's not an easy watch with a fair few (deliberately) cringeworthy moments, but we're finding it pretty compelling.

    I didn't find it entertaining to watch a junkie trying to score and falling down all over the place--and it did nothing to convince me that it was more than that.

    I'd agree E01 doesn't give you more than that, but it's necessary as character set-up. E02 deals with a pivotal incident in his childhood, Cumberbatch isn't on screen. E03 returns to him as a, newly clean and trying hard to stay that way, adult. It includes a devastating portrayal of Princess Margaret. The corrosive and toxic attitudes of British upper and upper middle-class life are the central theme to this point, embodied mainly by Patrick's utterly repellent Father.

  2. #2077
    Femme Folle's Avatar
    "Friend of Mr. T"
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Gotham West
    Posts
    7,765
    Biscuit
    Jaffa Cakes
    OK, you've convinced me. I'll give it another shot.

  3. #2078
    Satchmo Distel's Avatar
    If you can't say anything nice...
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    9,522
    Teams
    Barnsley
    Biscuit
    Club
    Actor
    Peter Lorre
    So will I.

  4. #2079
    Pérou Flaquettes's Avatar
    It’s fair to say I’m a far-flung Farfán fan
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    A bottom-bottom wata-wata in Lake Titicaca
    Posts
    1,314
    Teams
    Atlético Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca Pan flutes FC
    Biscuit
    Buñuelos Arequipeños
    Actor
    Gisela Ponce de León
    Big Sky, Big Dreams, Big Art: Made in the USA (BBC 4).

    Superb from Waldemar Januszczak (as usual):

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod...es-1-episode-1

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod...es-1-episode-2

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod...es-1-episode-3

    (those post office murals in the last episode, to die for)

  5. #2080
    Lang Spoon's Avatar
    They rode over peasants like you
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    7,595
    Teams
    Raith Rovers/Liverpool
    Biscuit
    Abernethies
    New season of Arrested Development. Not sure yet. Laffs are definitely on a ratio with drinks taken. Even Michael Cera looks fuckin old now. I hate whodunnits as well, which isn’t helping.

  6. #2081
    Cal Alamein's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Land of Enchantment
    Posts
    5,204
    They're all right. They're short and they're far better than season 4.

    Oh, also about 1/2 way through Babylon Berlin. Glad I started it after the school year where I can truly sit back and enjoy it.

    Curious to check out THE STAIRCASE, on Netflix.
    Last edited by Cal Alamein; 14-06-2018 at 04:09.

  7. #2082
    Бога Нет's Avatar
    I have every comfort and every sport
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    In Suburbia
    Posts
    27,915
    Teams
    Wales & Wimbledon
    Biscuit
    Dark Chocolate Digestive
    Actor
    Steve Spiers
    Quote Originally Posted by Chemin-de-fairy View Post
    This isn't really 'watching', but I am currently going through the radio series called "Cabin Pressure". Roger Allam, Stephanie Cole and Benedict Cumberbatch all doing a slightly less camp "The High Life", written by John Finnemore (also in it).

    V. funny.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gangster Octopus View Post
    It took a while for me to get into it, but once I did, I realised that it's been one of the best things on radio this decade.
    I need to really delve in to ‘Cabin Pressure’ as I’ve found ‘John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme’ the funniest scripted comedy I’ve heard on radio over the same decade or so. For me, the last sketch show to hit the same heights was ‘Fry & Laurie’.

    I saw the live show at the weekend and there were a few ‘Cabin Presssure’ references that went over my head.

  8. #2083
    Бога Нет's Avatar
    I have every comfort and every sport
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    In Suburbia
    Posts
    27,915
    Teams
    Wales & Wimbledon
    Biscuit
    Dark Chocolate Digestive
    Actor
    Steve Spiers
    It’s only a passing summer diversion but I’m quite enjoying the new TV version of ‘Get Shorty’ (only very loosely based on the novel and film as far as I recall them).

    The main appeal was in the leads, Chris O’ Dowd & Ray Romano, as I’ve always found both of them engaging and they make the transition over from comedy well. The show is a bit formulaic and the pitch must have been “Ray Donovan meets Breaking Bad” but the three episodes I’ve seen so far have carried me along pretty well.

  9. #2084
    Patrick Thistle's Avatar
    We are Groot
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Cymru
    Posts
    8,566
    Teams
    Shrewsbury Town, Wales, Cardiff Devils
    Biscuit
    Choc and Hazelnut Boasters
    Actor
    Bradley Cooper voicing Rocket Raccoon
    Is Chris O'Dowd trying on an American accent again, or is he inexplicably Irish a la Bridesmaids?

  10. #2085
    Бога Нет's Avatar
    I have every comfort and every sport
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    In Suburbia
    Posts
    27,915
    Teams
    Wales & Wimbledon
    Biscuit
    Dark Chocolate Digestive
    Actor
    Steve Spiers
    He’s explicably Irish, as they reference him coming from there.

  11. #2086
    Pérou Flaquettes's Avatar
    It’s fair to say I’m a far-flung Farfán fan
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    A bottom-bottom wata-wata in Lake Titicaca
    Posts
    1,314
    Teams
    Atlético Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca Pan flutes FC
    Biscuit
    Buñuelos Arequipeños
    Actor
    Gisela Ponce de León
    Am learning quite a bit of Welsh in the new BBC4 crime thriller Hidden (in English & Welsh), useful Welsh phrases such as "fuck you", "fuck all", "sorry", "forty years" etc. (same in Welsh). Reminds me of Corsican mixed with Arabic laced with a bit of Russian. Quite pleasant to the ear really.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod...es-1-episode-1

  12. #2087
    Amor de Cosmos's Avatar
    Don't worry, it'll soon be over
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    The Fraser River delta
    Posts
    18,850
    Teams
    QPR, Hitchin Town
    Biscuit
    Fig Roll
    Actor
    Klaus Kinski (if he was alive, like)
    Quote Originally Posted by Cal Alamein View Post
    They're all right. They're short and they're far better than season 4.

    Oh, also about 1/2 way through Babylon Berlin. Glad I started it after the school year where I can truly sit back and enjoy it.

    Curious to check out THE STAIRCASE, on Netflix.
    I've just two episodes (of thirteen) to go with The Staircase. Just as an exercise in documentary film-making it's quite remarkable, as it takes place over more than fifteen years or so. There's much more to it than that though, but I'll wait until I've finished before commenting further.

  13. #2088
    Ginger Yellow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    13,231
    Teams
    Oxford United
    Biscuit
    Choco Leibniz
    Oh, I had assumed that was an Arrested Development spin-off.

  14. #2089
    ChrisJ's Avatar
    Azadi ka matlab kya hai?
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Samsara
    Posts
    1,345
    Teams
    Shrewsbury Town
    Biscuit
    Chocolate Hobnob. Finally.
    Actor
    Judi Dench or Shah Rukh Khan
    Quote Originally Posted by Бога Нет View Post
    I need to really delve in to ‘Cabin Pressure’ as I’ve found ‘John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme’ the funniest scripted comedy I’ve heard on radio over the same decade or so. For me, the last sketch show to hit the same heights was ‘Fry & Laurie’.

    I saw the live show at the weekend and there were a few ‘Cabin Presssure’ references that went over my head.
    Finnemore is a true genius. I'd have loved to get one of the live shows. It's a running joke in our house the number of times I'll say without thinking "There's a John Finnemore sketch about that." Do catch up with Cabin Pressure if you can.

    Have you heard any of his 'Double Acts' plays? There's a few on iPlayer at the moment, I think. (Checks.) Yep.

  15. #2090
    Бога Нет's Avatar
    I have every comfort and every sport
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    In Suburbia
    Posts
    27,915
    Teams
    Wales & Wimbledon
    Biscuit
    Dark Chocolate Digestive
    Actor
    Steve Spiers
    Yes, one or two, need to catch up with the rest too.

    The live show was very good, I’ve seen a recording of ‘Souvenir Programme’ before and wasn’t expecting much more than a longer version of that but they (he had the full cast with him) added a whole lot more.

  16. #2091

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    5,635
    Teams
    Oldham/Farnborough
    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisJ View Post
    Finnemore is a true genius. I'd have loved to get one of the live shows. It's a running joke in our house the number of times I'll say without thinking "There's a John Finnemore sketch about that." Do catch up with Cabin Pressure if you can.

    Have you heard any of his 'Double Acts' plays? There's a few on iPlayer at the moment, I think. (Checks.) Yep.
    Was there one about a security guard and a receptionist? Think my other half was listening to it in the kitchen the other night.

  17. #2092

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Citizen of the World
    Posts
    1,989
    Teams
    Ipswich Town
    Biscuit
    Chocolate Hobnob
    Quote Originally Posted by Crusoe View Post
    Was there one about a security guard and a receptionist? Think my other half was listening to it in the kitchen the other night.
    Yes and it was great. Lovely premise of them meeting briefly each morning and evening as one takes over the building from the other.

    I guess it's still on the iPlayer if you're quick.

  18. #2093
    Satchmo Distel's Avatar
    If you can't say anything nice...
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    9,522
    Teams
    Barnsley
    Biscuit
    Club
    Actor
    Peter Lorre
    'The Split' has become a guilty pleasure. Atrocious plot but Nicola Walker is a mesmerizing actor and I now know I could watch her in any old shit.

  19. #2094

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    5,635
    Teams
    Oldham/Farnborough
    Quote Originally Posted by Satchmo Distel View Post
    'The Split' has become a guilty pleasure. Atrocious plot but Nicola Walker is a mesmerizing actor and I now know I could watch her in any old shit.
    I remember her in an old ITV post-apocalyptic drama. Think it was called The Last Train. She was a scientist who just happened to be carrying some sort of suspended animation gas when her train was in a tunnel as an asteroid hit. The passengers wake up thirty years later and Britain is in ruins. It was barmy.

  20. #2095
    I sat through episode 1 of Cloak and Dagger. I'm not sure, but I will give it a chance.

  21. #2096
    Also All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks. It's easy to see why they dominate.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •