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  # 1507275 7-Mar-2016 09:37
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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..

 

 

Also with 30-minute ones. Remember the outcry when it was discovered there was about 10 minutes cut out of each episode of Blackadder? TVNZ eventually re-screened them all in full, which took up 40 minutes including commercials. 





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old3eyes:

 

 

 

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..

 

 

Also with 30-minute ones. Remember the outcry when it was discovered there was about 10 minutes cut out of each episode of Blackadder? TVNZ eventually re-screened them all in full, which took up 40 minutes including commercials. 

 

 

 

 

I have also noticed sped up sections in some shows where the show seems to be running at about 1.5 times normal speed, and only for a few seconds at a time.  Has anyone else noticed this or am I just seeing things





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  # 1507939 8-Mar-2016 09:59
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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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

What is the alternative to "Commercial Funded" TV?


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  # 1507942 8-Mar-2016 10:03
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What is the alternative to "Commercial Funded" TV?

 

 

Subscriber television


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  # 1507947 8-Mar-2016 10:09
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Jas777:

 

 

 

What is the alternative to "Commercial Funded" TV?

 

 

Subscriber television

 

 

Of course, but if there was just subscriber television then the people who subscribe would no doubt be subsidising those that just 'TAKE' the content.

 

 

 

 


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  # 1512584 13-Mar-2016 21:20
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House of Cards Season 4... Claire is more evil than Frank. A solid 9/10.

 

Grimm... A fairy tale kind of thing set in modern Portland. Mythical monsters are hunted by a Portland PD detective who found out he's a "Grimm", a descendant of the brothers who used to write the fairy tales, which just happen to be closer to reality. Kind of silly really, but good waste of time. 

 

Bosch Season 2, just launched this week on Amazon Instant Video. A single story over the entire season, based on one of the books on the Bosch series. Very good 8.5/10.





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  # 1512903 14-Mar-2016 11:48
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Having caught up with Homeland, I watched the first four episodes of Vikings Season 4 on Lightbox yesterday afternoon/evening. There seem to be a number of different story threads running through it and I'm wondering how (or even if) they'll tie them all together before the season ends, but still loving this show. 

 

Also started with the first couple of episodes of Better Call Saul Season 2 on Friday night. Very low-key compared with Vikings but I love the story telling and characterisation, and the cinematography is pretty good, too.

 

Is anyone watching Deutschland 83? I haven't heard any reviews of it, but thought it looked interesting so might give it a crack.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1512934 14-Mar-2016 12:12
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Watched first episode of Deutschland 83 last night looks promising. Its a german production so its subtitled. Agree re vikings and better call saul. If you have netflix as well try the cold water war.


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  # 1513013 14-Mar-2016 13:27
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Season 2 of Better Call Saul is outstandingly good - with the proviso that I have no idea how people who haven't seen BB might perceive it, and if they haven't, then I've got no idea if seeing this spin-off / prequel before seeing BB itself could be a good idea.

 

House of Cards has me thinking that truth is stranger then fiction - with the extreme group polarisation/mass delusion going on in real life through the US primaries, the Underwoods seem almost sane, benevolent and living in a better parallel universe than the one I have to pinch myself to believe is the real one.

 

We're watching Vikings S4 week by week as it rolls out - but it might be better waiting until all episodes are available, then binge-viewing.  If you want something to watch while waiting for the whole of Vikings S4 to roll out, try The Last Kingdom (s1 8 x 1 hour episodes on Netflix NZ).

 

For (very) light entertainment, we've been watching Cuckoo on BBC (iPlayer).  Lightweight improbable script, cast (Taylor Lautner in lead role), corny, pommy, sitcom.  I should hate it, but find it very funny.  First two series are on Netflix (NZ).

 

 


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  # 1513025 14-Mar-2016 13:41
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Catastrophe season two via the (UK) Channel 4 iPad app - one of the few programmes I'll cope with watching via this method, given the unavoidable ads.

 

Season two isn't (thus far) quite as inspired as the first season, but still excellent viewing. Should be compulsory viewing for anyone contemplating or about to have a baby - and a great re-living of all the delights of babies for those who have had them.


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  # 1513084 14-Mar-2016 14:57
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I watched the first episode of Daredevil on Netflix.  I found it to be very dark and grim, which I think is quite deliberate.  But I also found it kind of dull and not that entertaining.  I'm trying to persevere (part-way through episode 2) in the hope that I'll catch on, given how well it seems to be received.  But so far I'm not getting what's so great about it.  Does it get better soon?

 

Part of the reason I'm watching it is because I want to watch Jessica Jones, and it seems like they're related.  Is there any benefit to watching DD first, or can you jump into JJ straight away and not miss much?


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  # 1513108 14-Mar-2016 15:41
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I watched the first episode of Daredevil on Netflix.  I found it to be very dark and grim, which I think is quite deliberate.  But I also found it kind of dull and not that entertaining.  I'm trying to persevere (part-way through episode 2) in the hope that I'll catch on, given how well it seems to be received.  But so far I'm not getting what's so great about it.  Does it get better soon?

 

Part of the reason I'm watching it is because I want to watch Jessica Jones, and it seems like they're related.  Is there any benefit to watching DD first, or can you jump into JJ straight away and not miss much?

 

 

Can't say I've seen Daredevil  (but haven't done so partly as I've heard similarly negative comments), but have watched Jessica Jones and had no sense as to having missed something critical.

 

JJ was fantastic, and I'm looking forward to a second series.

 

I suggest you've not nothing to lose by cutting your losses and moving onto JJ now - life's too short to watch programmes you aren't totally enjoying - there's just too much good content available now to warrant this.


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  # 1513123 14-Mar-2016 15:43
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Finally got around to starting "Narcos".

 

Pretty damn good... (and awesome in ultra HD)


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  # 1513124 14-Mar-2016 15:46
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I just finished season one of Manhattan based on the Manhattan Project to build the bomb. I'm pretty sure lot's of people on this forum would enjoy it. A show about very smart people with nice attention to detail to the time period.





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We just finished watching Happy Valley Season 2. Stellar stuff, especially if you enjoy gritty British crime dramas. We quite enjoyed Season 1, but I think S2 was a step up in terms of quality and depth.

 

We initially started watching it on Netflix US, but when that got too hard we watched the last two episodes on BBC iPlayer.


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