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  #2561474 10-Sep-2020 08:48
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Babylon Berlin on Netflix set in 1929 Weimar Republic. Best with subtitles and excellent


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  #2561528 10-Sep-2020 09:02
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Kim's Convenience ...I laughed so much


 
 
 
 


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  #2561674 10-Sep-2020 12:42
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Line Of Duty season 1 - IPlayer - 5/10

 

Beats me how this series has managed 5 seasons. This is the second time I have watched season 1 and it hasn't improved with age. Characters are one dimensional, no scene lasts more than 30 seconds, the plot is completely predictable, the bad cops could have been in Dad's Army... I could go on.

 

 

The question I have therefore is... if you thought it was cr@p first time around, why did you re-watch it? Sounds somewhat masochistic to me!

 

IMO there’s too much good content out there to re-watch stuff I didn’t enjoy the first time; actually, there’s little I watch for a second time as I never get through all the new stuff I want to see...


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  #2561677 10-Sep-2020 12:48
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jonathan18:

 

SJB:

 

Line Of Duty season 1 - IPlayer - 5/10

 

Beats me how this series has managed 5 seasons. This is the second time I have watched season 1 and it hasn't improved with age. Characters are one dimensional, no scene lasts more than 30 seconds, the plot is completely predictable, the bad cops could have been in Dad's Army... I could go on.

 

 

The question I have therefore is... if you thought it was cr@p first time around, why did you re-watch it? Sounds somewhat masochistic to me!

 

IMO there’s too much good content out there to re-watch stuff I didn’t enjoy the first time; actually, there’s little I watch for a second time as I never get through all the new stuff I want to see...

 

 

Just checking if maybe I wasn't in  the mood for it last time.

 

I've watched several series more than once. Broadchurch and Dexter come to mind.


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  #2561679 10-Sep-2020 12:57
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SJB:

 

Line Of Duty season 1 - IPlayer - 5/10

 

Beats me how this series has managed 5 seasons. This is the second time I have watched season 1 and it hasn't improved with age. Characters are one dimensional, no scene lasts more than 30 seconds, the plot is completely predictable, the bad cops could have been in Dad's Army... I could go on.

 

 

A friend highly recommended it to me, he said its a great show

 

Wiki said

 

Line of Duty is the most popular drama series broadcast on BBC Two[9] and is a winner of the Royal Television Society Award[10] and Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Drama Series.[11] It was included in a list of the Top 50 BBC Two shows of all time[12] and in a list of the 80 best BBC shows of all time.[13] The series ranked eighth in The Independent's list of the twenty greatest police shows of all time[14] and third in a Radio Times poll of the best British crime dramas of all time.[15]


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  #2561711 10-Sep-2020 13:46
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tdgeek:

 

SJB:

 

Line Of Duty season 1 - IPlayer - 5/10

 

Beats me how this series has managed 5 seasons. This is the second time I have watched season 1 and it hasn't improved with age. Characters are one dimensional, no scene lasts more than 30 seconds, the plot is completely predictable, the bad cops could have been in Dad's Army... I could go on.

 

 

A friend highly recommended it to me, he said its a great show

 

Wiki said

 

Line of Duty is the most popular drama series broadcast on BBC Two[9] and is a winner of the Royal Television Society Award[10] and Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Drama Series.[11] It was included in a list of the Top 50 BBC Two shows of all time[12] and in a list of the 80 best BBC shows of all time.[13] The series ranked eighth in The Independent's list of the twenty greatest police shows of all time[14] and third in a Radio Times poll of the best British crime dramas of all time.[15]

 

 

Just goes to show everyone has different tastes and opinions. As it should be.


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  #2561712 10-Sep-2020 13:46
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Capture    A thriller that takes a lot of twists and turns.  

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2561721 10-Sep-2020 14:02
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SJB:

 

 

 

Just goes to show everyone has different tastes and opinions. As it should be.

 

 

Which is quite common, but there was a vast extreme from your view and Wiki's


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  #2561750 10-Sep-2020 14:38
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@qwertee:

 

Capture    A thriller that takes a lot of twists and turns.

 

I presume you mean The Capture on TVNZ Ondemand

 

Please read this post of a few days ago: https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=48&topicid=139492&page_no=152#2557981

 

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  #2561812 10-Sep-2020 16:15
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The missus suggested and we've been watching the salisbury poisonings. 

 

Quite scary to see a recreation of Putin's maniacal retribution unleashed on unsavvy civilians.

 

While getting the link I saw how much is available on the TVNZ site - wow, lot's of content there.


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  #2561817 10-Sep-2020 16:27
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elpenguino:

 

The missus suggested and we've been watching the salisbury poisonings.

 

The final 2 hrs this Sunday 13th on TV1 at 2030 and also available on TVNZ Ondemand. Excellent mini series 8/10.





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  #2564261 15-Sep-2020 11:10
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For All Mankind - 7/10 (Apple TV+)

 

I just finished watching all 10 episodes of the first season of this show.  As someone who hugely enjoys anything to do with the Apollo space program, this was an intriguing concept - a counter-factual drama where the Soviets beat the Americans to land on the moon.  

 

I found the first few episodes quite dreary and depressing to start with.  I actually took a while before I came back to watch anymore episodes.  I wondered why that was, and then I think I worked it out.  Most stuff about the actual Apollo program focusses on the successes and achievements, the resilience and strength (especially in the face of the early accidents like with Apollo 1, or even the resuce of Apollo 13).  Though it sometimes comes across as quite jingoistic, it also manages to feel quite uplifting and positive.  This show, however, envisages a situation where the American space program is plagued by disaster and incompetence, and the characters all show a weariness from perpetually trailing the Soviets.  It imparts quite a depressing feeling onto me, as the viewer, which made it hard to make it through the first episodes (actually, most of the season).

 

But beneath all of that is a pretty good drama.  The counter-factual basis allows the show to explore topical issues such as equal rights for women, gay rights, the politicisation of NASA, as well as the human costs and demands of the space program.  It also charts what might have happened if Apollo hadn't ended with 17, and continued on to establish a lunar base (rather than move into the Skylab and Space Shuttle projects).  I can't say that I really enjoyed any of the characters, but the storylines were pretty good.  I watched the final two episodes a couple of days ago, and there were some genuinely surprising moments which (kinda, sorta) shocked me, even more than Gravity did.  I won't spoil what happened, but it was one of those rare moments when my jaw actually dropped, and I said to myself "did they actually do that?"

 

Production values are pretty good.  Everything seemed to be a faithful reproduction of the ships and locations of the time.  They capture the ghostly emptiness of the moon really well.  One of the producers is Ronald D Moore (Star Trek: TNG, Battlestar Galactica 2004), and the silence of space which, for me, typified one of the nice touches of BSG is also present here.  It's a small thing, but helps to build the overall effect.

 

A few of the cast are familiar, and had me reaching for IMDB to work out where I knew them from.  I recognised Chris Bauer (True Blood) as Deke Slayton, Wallace Langham (Veronica's Closet) as Harold Weisner, and Joel Kinnaman.  I couldn't work out whether I was bothered by Joel Kinnaman the actor or his character (Ed Baldwin).  I've only seen him in a couple of films (Robocop, Suicide Squad), and neither of those were good.  I still can't decide whether they were bad because of his performance, or if they were bad in spite of his performance.  I didn't enjoy his character in this show either, and it makes me wonder whether I just dislike his performance.

 

Overall, I guess I'm curious to see what they will do with season 2.


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  #2564333 15-Sep-2020 13:25
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Perry Mason 2020

 

A HBO show so streaming on Neon.

I'm enjoying this for what it is, a semi-gritty american detective show set in the early 1930.
A modern take of the film noir style detective in LA.

 

Acting is really good by the main characters.

 

Never watched the original TV series but this Perry Mason could never be on it, My MIL would hate the fact he is not a clean cut gentleman anymore.

 

Looks like it is a 8 episode series solving one crime.

 

 

 

Trailer here


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  #2565566 15-Sep-2020 20:34
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Just finished Norsemen on Netflix.

It's kind of Vikings meets The Office. I really enjoyed it.




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  #2571580 21-Sep-2020 22:24
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Away, on Netflix.

I've watched 1.8 episodes, the idea had some promise, but it's utter garbage.

1/10, I'd rather slam my bits in the fridge door than watch any more.




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