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Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Tue 19 Nov 2019, 8:27 pm

Finningley Boy wrote:
iainpeden wrote:Channel hoping between Corbyn v Johnson and the Wales match


And what is it you're hoping for? :cuppa:

FB :biggrin:

Healthy grown up debate and a win for Wales.

Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Tue 19 Nov 2019, 8:56 pm

You've got 50% of your wish.....don't hold your breath for the other 50% though

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Tue 19 Nov 2019, 9:30 pm

A win for the red team.

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Mon 02 Dec 2019, 2:21 pm

Das Boot
No, not the original, the misnamed steaming great heap of manure which is the new version.
It can't decide whether it wants to be a U-Boat series or a new version of 'Secret Army' ( and it spent more time on the latter )
Lots of scenarios plagiarised from the original....heck, it seemed like they even went out of their way to get some actors who looked like the original ones.
Crap, implausible storylines, particularly where the few submarine-related bits are concerned......presumably whoever the writers are have never read any literature to do with submarine warfare in general and U-Boats in particular.
As is usual for recent series & films, you've got your obligatory 'strong' female characters ( who are, naturally, lesbians ) and all the men are evil rapists.

Unfortunately it looks like they'll be making a second series.

Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Mon 02 Dec 2019, 2:28 pm

Succession - SKY series 1

Up to episode 3 - very funny, dark and clever.

"Send flowers..but I want them to smell of flowers...not desperation."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzYxJV_rmE8

Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Tue 03 Dec 2019, 8:12 am

Succession is fantastic, I'm on season 2, episode 3. Looking forward to the Dundee episode. Hoping for a Logan Roy/Bob Servant crossover!

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Tue 03 Dec 2019, 9:24 pm

The Mandalorian. A series about a Mandalorian Bounty Hunter based in the Star Wars Universe, around five years after RoTJ.

Four episodes in and it's been pretty good so far; much better than those crappy 'new' Star Wars films Disney have been churning out.

Recommended. :rock:

Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Wed 04 Dec 2019, 7:52 am

Reds Rolling wrote:The Mandalorian. A series about a Mandalorian Bounty Hunter based in the Star Wars Universe, around five years after RoTJ.

Four episodes in and it's been pretty good so far; much better than those crappy 'new' Star Wars films Disney have been churning out.

Recommended. :rock:


Have you signed up to Disney+ already? How is it?

Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Thu 05 Dec 2019, 12:21 pm

Not watched yet, but series 6 ( or 601, because it's another two-part series as per series 5 ) of 'Vikings' has now started on Amazon Prime :biggrin:

Supposed to be the last one set in the same time period ( 9th Century ).....future series are apparently set around 100 years later ( Harald Hardrada, William the Bastard & the Norman invasion )

Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Wed 18 Dec 2019, 7:04 pm

The aforementioned series 6 of Vikings
I know it's only 3 episodes in, but if the rest of the series continues in the same vein then it's just as well this is the last series in it's current incarnation as it's just getting plain silly.
A new comic-book bad guy, naff storylines, very little gratuitous violence & no gratuitous sex.
Meh!

Series 4 of The Expanse
Unlike Vikings, it's keeping up the standards of the previous series.
Holden's looking increasingly like Jesse Custer ( :lol: ) Naomi's got more tattoos, Alex is still useless with women, Amos still ain't Jayne Cobb, and Bobbie's lost weight ( :sad: ).......oh, plus the main bad guy in this series is British, the Belters are chucking rocks at people, and various people get killed off ( one for the second time.....perhaps )
Roll on series 5

Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Thu 19 Dec 2019, 7:38 am

tankbuster wrote:Unusually for me I gave up on War of the Worlds within half an hour. Got off to a bad start with an out of period GWR steam loco supposedly between Woking and London. To make matters worse, if the scene hadn't been present it wouldn't have mattered. That was followed by cardboard acting and a terrible script.


I somehow managed to get through the final episode yesterday (in fact I had to fast forward the last 5 mins).
Mind numbingly slow and absolutely miserable. Sorry but you can't beat the original film.

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Thu 19 Dec 2019, 12:57 pm

We watched Jean-Claude Van Johnson on Amazon Prime over the past couple of nights. 6 episodes of great and funny entertainment. Basically has Jean-Claude Van Damme playing himself although he is actually a spy that does acting to be able to go undercover on missions. Very tongue-in-cheek, takes the mick out of himself something chronic, and has very good production values (co-produced by Ridley Scott). Highly recommended :clap:

Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Tue 31 Dec 2019, 9:27 pm

Gallipoli ( on Amazon Prime )
It's not ANZACS, but it's a hell of a lot less sanitised.
Also different in showing part of it from the Turkish perspective.
Shame series 2 hasn't been made ( yet? )

Whinges?
Poor weapons (SMLE) drills, wrong ammo ( Mk.VI Round-Nosed .303 not Mk.VII ) and the obligatory firing despite the rifle not being 'cocked'

Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Tue 31 Dec 2019, 11:36 pm

There was a half an hour documentary on Forces TV at tea time today (Channel 96 on Freeview) about the Red Arrows North American tour. As I say nicely done, straight to the point, no padding out and no adverts and some great aerial footage... :up:

Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Wed 01 Jan 2020, 10:32 am

CJS wrote:I haven't watched His Dark Materials yet...convince me one way or the other please :up:


I have just watched the final episode. I still don't understand it and don't see how certain characters fit in. However, I certainly want to see more and am looking forward to getting into the book, which I got for Christmas and is now 2nd on the bedside pile.

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Wed 01 Jan 2020, 12:39 pm

They've been very clever in bringing elements of the 2nd book straight in to this series in Episode 2. Makes sense to have Will and Lyra's stories in parallel. And the opening scene from Episode 1 is from the prequel Book of Dust! There are some complex themes but I think it'll be worth sticking with. If I lose the thread of a film or TV programme I just look at the synopsis on IMDB! :oops:

Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Wed 08 Jan 2020, 2:22 pm

iainpeden wrote:
CJS wrote:I haven't watched His Dark Materials yet.


I gave up on it half way though the first episode. Also given up on Star Trek: Discovery on E4 which I found to be very disappointing.

Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Thu 09 Jan 2020, 12:45 pm

Watched the tv series 'What We Do In The Shadows' on iPlayer over Christmas.

Absolutely hilarious, loved it very much. Basically a 'mockumentary' about a group of vampires and their 'Familiar'. Done by Taikia Waititi who is such a brilliant comedic director and actor. It is based on his film from 2014, although not the same actors. Highly recommended :-)

Also, currently up to Episode 5 of 6 of James May's series on Japan on Amazon Prime. Very good and fun to watch.

Series 2 of Lost In Space on Netflix is ok, not brilliant as some of the episodes frustrate me, but otherwise good telly :-)

Just finished watching The Mandalorian, courtesy of a friend via a friend lol.............Thoroughly enjoyed it, what's the betting 'Baby Yoda'', or 'The Child' or 'The Foundling' (various names for the same thing), will become this Christmas' must have toy ?

I see Seal Team series 3 has just started on Sky this week, so will be catching up with that as loved the first two series.

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Sat 11 Jan 2020, 3:27 pm

The Righteous Gemstones. What a show. Short series, watched it in 2 sittings. Just brilliant.

Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Sat 11 Jan 2020, 3:43 pm

Watching The Addams Family Orginal TV Series on DVD.
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