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Old 06.06.2017, 22:05
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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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Old 07.06.2017, 09:50
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Started watching Taboo, and I'm hooked!
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Old 07.06.2017, 22:01
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Re: good TV series recomendations..... ?

Just saw that I wasn't the only one with a good critic for the Handmaids Tale:

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-r...watch-all-year
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Old 09.06.2017, 12:20
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Just saw that I wasn't the only one with a good critic for the Handmaids Tale:

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-r...watch-all-year
Just joined an FB group for discussions about the Series. The admin of the group asked a few filtering questions, including what is response to: "Blessed be the fruit"
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Just joined an FB group for discussions about the Series. The admin of the group asked a few filtering questions, including what is response to: "Blessed be the fruit"
"May the Lord open"
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Re: good TV series recomendations..... ?

Hi, if not already proposed, BBC's White Gold
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p050hr6t
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Old 09.06.2017, 13:09
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I am absolutely loving Better Call Saul on Netflix. Great and likeable characters.
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Old 09.06.2017, 13:37
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Re: good TV series recomendations..... ?

I have been enjoying 'my cat from hell', one episode first thing in the morning while I stroke the head of my well behaved angel dog.

I recommend it to all dog owners who's dogs occasionally piss them off.

'Better Things' is also very good, I love the lead
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Old 09.06.2017, 13:51
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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.
I find the use of expletives enriches language and are by no means a tool of a lazy or controversial writer. Most people swear like troopers in real life and have done so for centuries.
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Old 09.06.2017, 16:45
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I find the use of expletives enriches language and are by no means a tool of a lazy or controversial writer. Most people swear like troopers in real life and have done so for centuries.
You must know different people from me then because none of my friends have ever sworn like troopers, or even sworn much at all. I probably do it more than anyone else I know.
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I find the use of expletives enriches language and are by no means a tool of a lazy or controversial writer. Most people swear like troopers in real life and have done so for centuries.
I've never met a Greek who doesn't swear, hence it took a lot of persuasion to stop my OH naming the cat 'Malaka'. We have too many Greek speaking neighbours for me to be seen calling that name in the garden.
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Re: good TV series recomendations..... ?

Legion, Westworld, The OA, and The Leftovers have been great recent discoveries for us!
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Old 09.06.2017, 18:28
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Re: good TV series recomendations..... ?

Fargo Season 3 started on Channel 4
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I find the use of expletives enriches language and are by no means a tool of a lazy or controversial writer. Most people swear like troopers in real life and have done so for centuries.
I agree that it can enrich a scene. I posted earlier that it is most hard-hitting when it is 'used sparingly'. When you hear expletives every other sentence, in my opinion, it desensitises it's purpose and is roll-your-eyes laziness.

I disagree that 'most' people 'swear like troopers'. Naturally, I can't speak for society as a whole, but out of my group of a friends, 'a few' swear like troopers and 'most' swear occasionally.
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I agree that it can enrich a scene. I posted earlier that it is most hard-hitting when it is 'used sparingly'. When you hear expletives every other sentence, in my opinion, it desensitises it's purpose and is roll-your-eyes laziness.

I disagree that 'most' people 'swear like troopers'. Naturally, I can't speak for society as a whole, but out of my group of a friends, 'a few' swear like troopers and 'most' swear occasionally.
I swear a lot more than I should. It's a ballache in the b@astard classroom.
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Re: good TV series recomendations..... ?

Final series of "Ripper Street" starts on BBC2 on 19th June. Only 6 episodes, but still worth watching.
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I've just finished watching "11.22.63" - based on the Stephen King novel. Gosh it's good!
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Old 13.06.2017, 21:32
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Eldorado- classic.
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I've never met a Greek who doesn't swear, hence it took a lot of persuasion to stop my OH naming the cat 'Malaka'. We have too many Greek speaking neighbours for me to be seen calling that name in the garden.
Well, I know what to get the feline for Christmas this year:

https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcos...lies/cat-bowls
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Old 16.06.2017, 15:32
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Another Netflix specials if you're into stand-up comedy.. (if you're easily offended don't watch them).

Hasan Minhaj - Homecoming king

Sarah Silvermann - A speck of dust
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