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Re: good TV series recomendations..... ?

The last series of Homeland was so good! Highly recommend "Taboo" with Tom Hardy if you can get hold of it. Was on the BBC in January, I recorded it and just got around to watching it. Dark and gothic and visually stunning.

Also, Line of Duty (another BBC series), but I think you really need to watch it from the start as all the series tie in.
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Old 27.05.2017, 10:56
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The Keepers on Netflix is gobsmackingly good.

Began watching it last night and became transfixed by it, fell asleep in the wee small hours after 4 episodes in.

Similar to Boston's Spotlight, but quite a few steps up as it really picks apart the complexities of corruption at play in Baltimore in the 70s/80s & 90s.

Just watch it..
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I can totally recommend "the night manager". It's very James Bond like. Great actors!
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Old 27.05.2017, 15:36
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Just binge watched a brilliantly powerful BBC drama "Three Girls", and am sitting here in the sun and quiet of Zurich on a long weekend, thinking about how things were as I experienced them growing-up.
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Old 27.05.2017, 18:59
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Old 27.05.2017, 23:32
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I saw the first episode and loved it. Wonderfully weird and wacky

Actually, I wouldn't mind if it just stays like that, going nowhere and doing nothing..

The long and heavy - if not a tad scary - silences in some scenes are class.
Gutted that I haven't got Sky Atlantic or Sky 1. Does anyone know any other channels that are showing Twin Peaks, maybe one the 'original language' button will work on please? I saw a clip on Gogglebox and it doea look to be back on form.

If I remember rightly, the original series was shown on BBC2 on Tuesday or Wednesday night, and was followed by Newman & Baddiel.

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Recorded it but haven't watched it yet.

Just watching 'Clique' I meant to flag this series up last week. Part 3 & 4 are showing tonight, but the whole series can be watched on BBC3 online or youtube. It's about some peculiar goings on with business interns from an Edinburgh Uni course.
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Old 28.05.2017, 23:44
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Gutted that I haven't got Sky Atlantic or Sky 1. Does anyone know any other channels that are showing Twin Peaks, maybe one the 'original language' button will work on please? I saw a clip on Gogglebox and it doea look to be back on form.

If I remember rightly, the original series was shown on BBC2 on Tuesday or Wednesday night, and was followed by Newman & Baddiel.

Recorded it but haven't watched it yet.
Hopefully it will be available to download/stream some time soon.

I do know Amazon Prime have new TV shows/series ready to stream pretty soon after their release on a specific channel.
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Old 29.05.2017, 00:06
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I just started Anne With an E on Netflix. It's very good. I used to love the LM Montgomery novels but this has made me want to revisit them with my "adult" eye.
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Old 29.05.2017, 00:30
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The Keepers on Netflix is gobsmackingly good.

Began watching it last night and became transfixed by it, fell asleep in the wee small hours after 4 episodes in.

Similar to Boston's Spotlight, but quite a few steps up as it really picks apart the complexities of corruption at play in Baltimore in the 70s/80s & 90s.

Just watch it..
Finished it.

And I have to say, it is the best documentary I think I have ever seen.

Brilliantly done. Sometimes Netflix just gets it so right.
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Re: good TV series recomendations..... ?

I have just started watching 'The Good Fight' (I'm five episodes in). And dare I say it, it is better than 'The Good Wife'. Hard-hitting, passionate, with characters that fall so hedonistically on the side of good or evil. I love it.

However, I understand that the 'C' word is today's 'power word', and can be damning and shocking in it's own right, but, in my opinion, it is being frittered like confetti. I hate the idea that the 'C' word is becoming mainstream.

I hope I'm not sounding too matronly; I believe the show would still resonate if they curbed it a little.
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Old 30.05.2017, 21:50
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I have just started watching 'The Good Fight' (I'm five episodes in). And dare I say it, it is better than 'The Good Wife'. Hard-hitting, passionate, with characters that fall so hedonistically on the side of good or evil. I love it.

However, I understand that the 'C' word is today's 'power word', and can be damning and shocking in it's own right, but, in my opinion, it is being frittered like confetti. I hate the idea that the 'C' word is becoming mainstream.

I hope I'm not sounding too matronly; I believe the show would still resonate if they curbed it a little.
Felt the same about some Roman historical (supposedly) based series a while ago iirc. The F word was coming out about 1 in every 6 words said right from the start of the first episode and all I could do was sit there and think "I doubt the F word was even invented back then!" Gave up completely after about 15 minutes I was so disgusted.
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House of Cards new season out today.
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Old 30.05.2017, 22:26
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So, got the announcement that House of Cards Season 5 is now on Netflix in my email this morning.

Didn't find it on the Swiss Netflix, but am currently located in an area where I could receive it , so watched two episodes after-work.

Not sure whether to post my first impressions in this thread, or under the first World Problems Thread. Or under the various Trump related threads.

So I'll stick with here:

Don't know whether this season is based on Trump, or whether Trump based it on this seasons script (mixed in with the Handmaids tale on Hulu - read the book 4 times over the past 2 decades, and it's really not a bad interpretation). I suspect the latter. But just two episodes in...
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Felt the same about some Roman historical (supposedly) based series a while ago iirc. The F word was coming out about 1 in every 6 words said right from the start of the first episode and all I could do was sit there and think "I doubt the F word was even invented back then!" Gave up completely after about 15 minutes I was so disgusted.
I completely agree. There's so much more to language than just taboo words. It frustrates me that writers think that by using the F-word or the C-word they can get a rise out of the viewer. For me, the rise is too easy. The beauty and severity of a taboo word, is when it's used sparingly.
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Can we watch BBC documentaries online anywhere?
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Old 06.06.2017, 21:04
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M. Atwood's Handmaid's Tale started a couple of weeks ago on BBC.

Has anyone seen it yet?

I am hoping to catch up with it next weekend.
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M. Atwood's Handmaid's Tale started a couple of weeks ago on BBC.

Has anyone seen it yet?

I am hoping to catch up with it next weekend.


Nope and I'm not going to. I'm sure it's utterly mesmerizingly excellent. I'm equally sure it will give me nightmares. I've said it before: The Handmaid's Tale is probably the single most terrifying novel ever written.


Reviews are positive though.
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Old 06.06.2017, 21:54
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M. Atwood's Handmaid's Tale started a couple of weeks ago on BBC.

Has anyone seen it yet?

I am hoping to catch up with it next weekend.
Have read the book at least 6 times since its publication in 1985.
Have also read all of Margaret Atwoods works.

Thought about making a comment on this thread after I watched the televised series a couple of weeks ago, but wasn't sure whether to...

It being one of my favourite books of all time, was worried about how others would view the the deviation from the original work - didn't want it to be denigrated within the usual Hollywood B. S.

But, having now seen the entire series, can only highly recommend it as one of the top books to read and / or series to watch - especially now. The first couple of episodes take a bit of getting used to, but then it all begins to make sense.

Can really imagine that it could also be your sort of thing Swisstree .
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