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#1775 Re: TV/iplayer must watches
April 17, 2024, 10:12:12 pm
Wanna see a car crash?  Liz Truss being interviewed by Chris Mason. It’s excruciatingly entertaining :popcorn: if it wasn’t so serious  :blink:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001yrtr

Or listen her interview with Iain Dale on his All Talk podcast, if you can bear it. Better still, watch the clip of her trying to hold her own book up the right way on Fox news during an interview, as it only lasts a few seconds.

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#1776 Re: TV/iplayer must watches
April 17, 2024, 10:13:14 pm
The book clip is already a meme

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#1777 Re: TV/iplayer must watches
April 30, 2024, 11:21:55 am

Just 'enjoyed' Baby Reindeer on Netflix..

Ooof.  Strap yourselves in. 

Jessica Gunnings performance as Martha is as brilliant as the whole thing is mad.

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#1779 Re: TV/iplayer must watches
April 30, 2024, 01:45:38 pm

Just 'enjoyed' Baby Reindeer on Netflix..

Ooof.  Strap yourselves in. 

Jessica Gunnings performance as Martha is as brilliant as the whole thing is mad.

Yeah agree, not sure I enjoyed it but very good. Not what I was expecting, maybe because of how funny she was in The Outlaws. Some very uncomfortable viewing.

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#1780 Re: TV/iplayer must watches
April 30, 2024, 03:50:23 pm
Ripley on Netflix.

I just watched all of this whilst getting over a grim stomach bug. Really loved it. Shady new yorker (Andrew Scott /Hot Priest from fleabag) moves to Europe to track Down an old friend. I don't know if the black and white added anything, but it's really captivating,right to the end

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#1781 Re: TV/iplayer must watches
April 30, 2024, 05:50:20 pm
Just finished “The Old Man” on Disney.
Not what I expected, though I should have considering the cast.
Beautifully shot on occasion and well told.
Definitely the deep end of the John Wick pool.

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#1782 Re: TV/iplayer must watches
April 30, 2024, 08:21:50 pm

Just 'enjoyed' Baby Reindeer on Netflix..

Ooof.  Strap yourselves in. 

Jessica Gunnings performance as Martha is as brilliant as the whole thing is mad.

I thought it was very good... but a very hard watch - like a more harrowing version of Nighty Night.  I kept pausing episodes to "decompress" for a few minutes before I felt fit to continue.  At first, it was Martha's behaviour that did it - although that was fairly standard TV stalker / fanatic stuff in retrospect (not a million miles from Kathy Bates in Misery?).  But later, what more got me was when the protagonist did something that would obviously make matters worse, and had me dreading the unpleasantness to come. He's the relationship equivalent of a horror film character that returns to the creepy house, when they could have driven away or got help, and insists on exploring alone with all the lights off.

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#1783 Re: TV/iplayer must watches
April 30, 2024, 11:39:16 pm
Ripley on Netflix.

I just watched all of this whilst getting over a grim stomach bug. Really loved it. Shady new yorker (Andrew Scott /Hot Priest from fleabag) moves to Europe to track Down an old friend. I don't know if the black and white added anything, but it's really captivating,right to the end

I agree, this was one of the best things ive seen lately

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#1784 Re: TV/iplayer must watches
May 01, 2024, 08:40:14 am

Ripley is on the list, but after BR, my other half is after some 'light' entertainment.  :lol:  Race around the World it is!!.

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#1785 Re: TV/iplayer must watches
May 01, 2024, 10:06:30 am
Ripley is definitely a lot lighter than Baby Reindeer!

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#1786 Re: TV/iplayer must watches
May 01, 2024, 10:27:43 am
Feel your pain. We started Ripley, then got hooked on BR, finished that and went back to Ripley, by which time my other half had completely checked out and won't engage. I think its brilliant, really enjoyed the pace and unsettling atmosphere

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#1787 Re: TV/iplayer must watches
May 04, 2024, 09:17:49 pm
The Tourist on iPlayer. Can't remember if this got mentioned before but I thought the first series was excellent, and just noticed there's a second series out, first episode is promising so far

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#1788 Re: TV/iplayer must watches
May 04, 2024, 09:50:27 pm
Loved The Tourist.. different from the first series and you have to suspend believe a little.. but thoroughly enjoyable fun.

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#1789 Re: TV/iplayer must watches
May 06, 2024, 10:26:47 pm
Not a TV show per se, but if you’re a fan of French cop drama Spiral then you’ll probably enjoy this Le Monde description of a drug investigation in  a Parisian housing estate:

https://www.lemonde.fr/en/france/visuel/2024/05/01/a-deep-dive-into-a-small-narcotics-company_6670081_7.html

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#1790 Re: TV/iplayer must watches
May 06, 2024, 11:18:49 pm
Flowers
Will Sharpe (who played Ethan in The White Lotus season 2 -  also great) wrote and has great role in this also v dark comedy-drama alongside Olivia Coleman, Julian Barrett, Angus Wright, Harriet Walter, etc. I think I avoided it at the time because it sounded a bit bleak, which it is, but it's also a total work of genius. Very funny, and also very powerful / poignant. Angus Wright's character doesn't have a huge part, but what he does with it is immense. He's like the sexual tyrannosaur Mr Hyde version of the Dr Jekyll he played towards the end of Peep Show. Both of which are here - https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwiXxq6589eDAxVkhP0HHfsKA34QwqsBegQIDRAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fvimeo.com%2F263165522&usg=AOvVaw3HFAGiWTeUuv4LW2aY81At&opi=89978449

Missed this a few months ago, but wanted to give it a bump.
My favourite TV show, ever. V dark (from the opening scene, you have been warned!) but as powerful as anything I've seen - and very funny too. It's only 6x30mins per season, and only two seasons, so not hard to plough through, although that has potential to be quite taxing if you're finding it a bit bleak... also season two gets a bit odd but the final episode is so beautiful that I would implore anyone to continue the whole way. Hmm maybe I've highlighted a few potential downsides, so I'll balance it with another "it's really really really really good!".

Great score too, from Will Sharpe's brother Arthur. I emailed him once and he was seemed nice - yet another reason to watch!

Yossarian : your description of Angus Wright's character is brilliant  :lol:

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#1791 Re: TV/iplayer must watches
May 13, 2024, 10:43:01 am
Fool me Once I'm really enjoying this despite a storyline which stretches credulity at times. It's sufficiently compelling to keep me watching at least; Joanna Lumley is remarkably good at playing a nasty old matriarch. It's on Netflix.

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#1792 Re: TV/iplayer must watches
May 13, 2024, 05:35:59 pm
I am certain, that (barring some undisclosed mental health issues) the writers of the new season of Dr Who, are on Acid.

Still, made me smile.

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#1793 Re: TV/iplayer must watches
May 14, 2024, 05:49:05 pm
I am certain, that (barring some undisclosed mental health issues) the writers of the new season of Dr Who, are on Acid.

Still, made me smile.

I haven't watched Dr Who since I was a kid and I'm pretty sure it was Sylvester McCoy. The above comment makes me want to watch it again now.

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#1794 Re: TV/iplayer must watches
May 15, 2024, 03:31:07 am
I am certain, that (barring some undisclosed mental health issues) the writers of the new season of Dr Who, are on Acid.

Still, made me smile.

I haven't watched Dr Who since I was a kid and I'm pretty sure it was Sylvester McCoy. The above comment makes me want to watch it again now.
I started watching it again when my kids were young and have enjoyed it in its resurrected form. Daft, of course, and for kids really; yet sometimes quite deep.

 

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