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  # 1495700 19-Feb-2016 15:11
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We just started The Heavy Water War and it's excellent. 

 

The dialogue switches between English, German and Norwedish so you need the subtitles on all the time which is a pain when they speak English, but I'm already looking forward to watching another episode tonight. 


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  # 1495712 19-Feb-2016 15:22
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ghettomaster: Has anyone else got into Homeland? I'm halfway through season 3 and loving it. Claire Danes' character was a little neurotic and annoying to start with but as the character developed and Claire settled into the role it became a great show. I'm glad to see season 6 is in development. 

 

Yes - started watching this in early January on Lightbox and am addicted. Like you, I'm in the middle of Season 3. I see in the credits that it's based on an Israeli series which made me wonder how much more one-sided the original might be?


 
 
 
 


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  # 1495716 19-Feb-2016 15:31
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I would find it useful if people listed where they are watching these things.

 

ie Netflix nz or US or somewhere else

 

lightbox

 

Sky etc

 

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  # 1495800 19-Feb-2016 16:18
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andrew027:

 

Couldn't help wondering whether the introduction of Mulder and Scully's mini-mes last night (Miller and Einstein, who look like they're in next week's season finale as well) indicates we might be getting an "X-Files: The Next Generation" series.

 

 

I wondered this too. But they're so obviously similar to Mulder and Scully (Einstein even has the same colour hair as Scully!) that they're almost a parody of Mulder and Scully. I hope they don't use these two new characters for a spin-off, I didn't like them very much.


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  # 1495818 19-Feb-2016 17:03
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Just discovered Babylon on Netflix - great IMO - hilarious smart humour and dark humour mixed into good story lines.

 

Also enjoying Marco Polo on Netflix.


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  # 1495875 19-Feb-2016 19:03
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eracode:

Just discovered Babylon on Netflix - great IMO - hilarious smart humour and dark humour mixed into good story lines.


Thats the British police show, right? I really enjoyed that one as well.

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  # 1495956 19-Feb-2016 21:29
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Thanks martyyn just watch s01e01 of the heavy water war on netflix tonight certainly got me hooked very quickly

 

Also watch s04e01 of Vikings, one of the best historical tv series around.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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'Lucifer' on TVNZ on Demand.  The plot isn't exactly mind-blowing but the lead character has some brilliant lines :-)


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  # 1496052 20-Feb-2016 07:25
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andrew027:

 

Geektastic: 
JayADee: Geektastic, you must not try to make sense of this show. That was never the point of X Files. 😀

And I am in the camp of 'terrible, uncommitted' etc. above. I wouldn't watch it but the spouse does. I also gave up on the old one a few seasons before it ended originally.
 

 

Well, the originals (who can forget Eugene Toombs...) were a lot more logical than introducing two major characters, revolving the plot around them and then having them disappear never to be so much as remarked upon ever again...!

 

Couldn't help wondering whether the introduction of Mulder and Scully's mini-mes last night (Miller and Einstein, who look like they're in next week's season finale as well) indicates we might be getting an "X-Files: The Next Generation" series.

 

 

Reminds me of The Lone Gunmen , it was a shame that series didnt last.


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  # 1500102 26-Feb-2016 19:17
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True Detective season 2 on DVD. 8/10

 

A lot more action and more violent than season 1, a little less moody.


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  # 1506153 4-Mar-2016 18:46
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The Night Manager on BBC iplayer. Based on a John le Carre novel about a Hotel Night Manager and a European Arms dealer.


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The Night Manager on BBC iplayer. Based on a John le Carre novel about a Hotel Night Manager and a European Arms dealer.

 

 

 

 

That sounds interesting. Will look out for that one.


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+1 for the night manager.

 

Also for those who enjoy a good BBC documentary series:

 

I'm currently watching '7 wonders of the industrial age'  - episodes include, Panama Canal, Brooklyn Bridge, Transcontinental Railway, Sewers and others from memory. Very interesting.


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  # 1506416 5-Mar-2016 11:20
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JWR:

 

DaveB:

 

The Night Manager on BBC iplayer. Based on a John le Carre novel about a Hotel Night Manager and a European Arms dealer.

 

 

 

 

That sounds interesting. Will look out for that one.

 

 

 

 

I notice it is now on TV3 as well, but the running time is 42 minutes compared to the 57 minutes on the Beeb. I will stick to watching the "full" version. I hate "Commercial Funded" TV.


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  # 1506858 6-Mar-2016 12:36
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DaveB:

 

JWR:

 

DaveB:

 

The Night Manager on BBC iplayer. Based on a John le Carre novel about a Hotel Night Manager and a European Arms dealer.

 

 

 

 

That sounds interesting. Will look out for that one.

 

 

 

 

I notice it is now on TV3 as well, but the running time is 42 minutes compared to the 57 minutes on the Beeb. I will stick to watching the "full" version. I hate "Commercial Funded" TV.

 

 

It usually happens here with hour long programs.  They get cut down to an NZ 40 minute commercial hour.  Another that springs to mind was the US Project Runway.  US version without ads 62 minutes, NZ version without ads 42 minutes..  Prime used to do the same to Top Gear a couple of years ago..





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