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Old 20.02.2016, 19:50
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Re: good TV series recomendations..... ?

The Bridge (the original) is worth a watch if you haven't caught it - Netflix has the first two seasons.


And I'm (a bit) ashamed to say I like Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. Although I suspect, like Arrow, I watch it for the eye candy rather than the acting chops.


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I've just started Lucifer on Amazon Prime. It's a lot more lightweight than the Gaiman sources (and Tom Ellis looks nowt like Bowie) but it's quite fun, in a formulaic Detective-and-the-Devil kind of way. It could do with being a lot darker though - more honestly full on. It skirts.


Constantine is fabulous however - dark, bleak, icky and very, very funny.

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Old 21.02.2016, 14:24
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BBC1 has just started showing an updated version of John Le Carré's "The Night Manager". Sounds unmissable.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/201...ion-adaptation
Thanks Frank. Just spotted it in this morning's papers. It certainly has very good reviews.
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Old 27.02.2016, 00:17
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An impressive and sharp first episode of 'The Night Manager'. I really got stuck into it.

Has anyone else seen it?
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Old 27.02.2016, 09:38
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The Bridge (the original) is worth a watch if you haven't caught it - Netflix has the first two seasons.


And I'm (a bit) ashamed to say I like Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. Although I suspect, like Arrow, I watch it for the eye candy rather than the acting chops.


I have hidden shallows....


I've just started Lucifer on Amazon Prime. It's a lot more lightweight than the Gaiman sources (and Tom Ellis looks nowt like Bowie) but it's quite fun, in a formulaic Detective-and-the-Devil kind of way. It could do with being a lot darker though - more honestly full on. It skirts.


Constantine is fabulous however - dark, bleak, icky and very, very funny.
the bridge is excellent, i loved how they used a lead female on the autistic spectrum. this may put some people off but she makes an excellent detective and there are some amusing male female dynamics.

if you like foreign films (have time for subtitles which require full concentration!) 'engrenages' is very good, no one does intrigue and bed hopping like the french
It can be found on primewire.ag if its not on netflix.
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Old 27.02.2016, 12:45
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An impressive and sharp first episode of 'The Night Manager'. I really got stuck into it.

Has anyone else seen it?
I'm recording the series, based upon an excellent review from this guy... http://tvkev.co.uk/content/%C2%A33-m...rs-value-money ... and an interview with the lead actor, but haven't watched the first episode yet. Apparently the book was about drugs trafficking but they've changed it to arms trafficking for the tv series, and the author is very happy with the result.

I worked a year as a hotel night manager, so can well believe anything that goes on in that setting.
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Old 27.02.2016, 13:21
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Re: good TV series recomendations..... ?

+1 for 'Engrenages', and 'Baron Noir' is a great new French series! We also liked 'Salamander' (Belgian/Dutch, with subtitles).

We're enjoying 'Billions', and have just watched the first episode of 'The Night Manager'. I found it a bit slow, but still got into it.
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My all time favorites:

- Parks & Recreation
- House of cards
- Orange is the new black
- Bob's burger (animation)
- Breaking Bad

If you like old series, Friends and Sienfeld cannot be missed.
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Old 29.02.2016, 16:05
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Re: good TV series recomendations..... ?

I quite like Person of Interest, but Jim Caveziel's stoic man-of-few-words routine gets a little old at times! There's an interesting morality at its core I think though.
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Old 29.02.2016, 16:08
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An impressive and sharp first episode of 'The Night Manager'. I really got stuck into it.

Has anyone else seen it?




I've recorded it - what a cast! Olivia Coleman, Toms Hiddleston and Holland and Hugh Laurie! Plus the tall angular lady from the should-have-been-lots-better Man from UNCLE reboot.


I shall savour it when/if Little Rufus ever again goes to bed at a reasonable time....
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Re: good TV series recomendations..... ?

An 'old' series I re-enjoy nowadays is 'Cold Feet'.
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Old 29.02.2016, 17:01
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I quite like The Flash; I think it's better than Arrow, anyway.
S1 of the Flash finished - it got going quite nicely in the end. Some of the "one episode" baddies were a bit lame - "I've got a superpower so I'm going to do something dumb". Loved the episode with Hamil - especially his "I'm your father line" - and Wentworth Miller is a great bad guy.

I wasn't paying that much attention to the whole thing so the twist was more unexpected.
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Old 29.02.2016, 18:02
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Re: good TV series recomendations..... ?

The 4th and final series of Fresh Meat started on Ch 4 last week. A few chuckles, but not quite up to the standard of previous series. I'll stick with it though.
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Old 29.02.2016, 18:05
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S1 of the Flash finished - it got going quite nicely in the end. Some of the "one episode" baddies were a bit lame - "I've got a superpower so I'm going to do something dumb". Loved the episode with Hamil - especially his "I'm your father line" - and Wentworth Miller is a great bad guy.

I wasn't paying that much attention to the whole thing so the twist was more unexpected.
I'm into Series 2 now. Some nice plotlines with an alternative universe (but still the odd one-off metahuman episode).

If you like Miller as Captain Cold, he's now in yet another Arrow/Flash Spin-off, Legends of Tomorrow. I thought the opener was a bit naff, but see how it progresses.
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Old 29.02.2016, 20:22
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I've recorded it - what a cast! Olivia Coleman, Toms Hiddleston and Holland and Hugh Laurie! Plus the tall angular lady from the should-have-been-lots-better Man from UNCLE reboot.

I shall savour it when/if Little Rufus ever again goes to bed at a reasonable time....
You're in for a treat, enjoy! Once in a while something like this comes along and blows everything else out of the water..

Laurie's sharp understated brooding evil Roper is a thing of joy - perfection .. and as for Tom Hollander - big fan of his anyway - subtle scary, just brilliant! Sigh!

Olivia Coleman - can that woman get any better? I could watch her act for ever and a day and never tire of her. She is simply marvellous..

Hiddleston is fine; he just doesn't have the best part
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Old 29.02.2016, 21:58
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You're in for a treat, enjoy! Once in a while something like this comes along and blows everything else out of the water..

Laurie's sharp understated brooding evil Roper is a thing of joy - perfection .. and as for Tom Hollander - big fan of his anyway - subtle scary, just brilliant! Sigh!

Olivia Coleman - can that woman get any better? I could watch her act for ever and a day and never tire of her. She is simply marvellous..

Hiddleston is fine; he just doesn't have the best part


Olivia Coleman is truly brilliant, in everything. Did you watch Broadchurch? Magnificent. It's on Netflix if you didn't catch it.


I look forward to watching this!
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Old 29.02.2016, 23:34
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Yes, seen Broadchurch.

The visually beautiful period drama Marco Polo on Netflix is very good so far. I am 3 episodes in, series 1.

Anyone else been watching it?
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Old 29.02.2016, 23:58
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Just recently I came across Deutschland 83, which was really good. BBC or ITV, don't remember. However, so far only 6 episodes, but there is a rumour they will make a second season called Deutschland 86.
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Just recently I came across Deutschland 83, which was really good. BBC or ITV, don't remember. However, so far only 6 episodes, but there is a rumour they will make a second season called Deutschland 86.
Just started to watch it, and the first episode looks promising to me. Looking forward to watch the rest of the episodes.
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Looks like the Beeb's Sunday night viewing is likely to get a bit more "lively" shall we say. Picked a small piece in Tuesday's 20 Minutes which says some British MPs are likening the new series Versailles to porn. So I googled and yeah, it's ruffling a few feathers.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...-a6928651.html
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Constantine is fabulous however - dark, bleak, icky and very, very funny.
Is Constantine series on Netflix or Amazon prime, anyone know?

I'm a fan of the 2005 movie with Kenu Reeves and Rachael Weiz.
Peter Stormare is wonderful.. and by far the best Satan ever
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