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AlexC wrote:I've never watched 'Sherlock'. Is it set in the present time?

Yes.

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Reds Rolling wrote:
AlexC wrote:I've never watched 'Sherlock'. Is it set in the present time?

Yes.


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Eat first?
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Not watched the 'Cabbagepatch' incarnation of 'Sherlock' ...... does it suffer from the silliness of the books & earlier series, where he names the guilty party & when he gives his deductions for doing so they bare no resemblance to anything even remotely mentioned previously ?
( Something like...."He poisoned him by feeding him blowfish , which he'd learned about whilst serving under 'Bully' Hayes in 1871" .......dig back through the book to find no mention of the murderer ever having been a sailor , for instance ) :lol:
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Hey, where did you get a copy of next week's from?
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CJS wrote:Hey, where did you get a copy of next week's from?


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Dan O'Hagan wrote:The Grand Tour, folks. Bit rubbish, no?


Have to admit, I agree. The whole "eating ice cream is gay" were a particular low point. Certainly something of very, very faded glory about it.

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Reds Rolling wrote:
AlexC wrote:I've never watched 'Sherlock'. Is it set in the present time?

Yes.


In which case I'm glad that I haven't wasted any time on it, it's not for me.
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Ryan. wrote:
Dan O'Hagan wrote:The Grand Tour, folks. Bit rubbish, no?


Have to admit, I agree. The whole "eating ice cream is gay" were a particular low point. Certainly something of very, very faded glory about it.


That bit was so "try hard" by Hammond it looked ridiculous. All three are now playing exaggerated caricatures of themselves. Even James May, the best of them, is now reduced to being a dim straight man to the other pair.

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Thoroughly enjoying Sherlock, but kinda have to don't I :grin:

The Grand Tour is harmless entertainment and I still enjoy it. Yes, some of the segments are getting a bit tired and predictable, but it is still many times better than a lot of other dross showing on tv at the moment. There has already been explanations from the writers re the 'gay' joke from Hammond, makes more sense now that we know what they were trying to give reference to.

I have to admit being hooked on 'The Re-Assembler', can happily spend hours watching May at work :smile:

Am three-quarters into Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency on Netflix. The book was ok, although read it many, many years ago. This series has been ok, hopefully will continue for a 2nd season.

Disappointed by the sudden ending of Designated Survivor, but looks like it will be back in March.

Now that Masterchef the Professionals has finished, I'm watching the Great Interior Design Challenge. Absolute rubbish but ok to have in the background whilst eating supper :-)
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Revolting on BBC2. Proof that there is life in the BBC... :up:
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Season two of The Man In The High Castle is a huge improvement in pace on the first. Enjoying it greatly.

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Spy in the Wild last night on Beeb 1 was outstanding. Must have cost a lot of money to make, but whatever it was it was well worth it.
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12 O'clock High with Gregory Peck on Film 4 - one of my favourite films and I'd not seen it for nearly 30 years.

Was going to be shot in colour but they decided to shoot it b/w so the archive footage from WW2 could be incorporated more effectively.

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Hidden gem on E4 called Timeless. Elements of Quantum Leap meets Indiana Jones meets Back To The Future. Good knockabout fun, and the first episode has an aviation theme, based around the Hindenburg disaster (up to the crash all facts historically accurate too, shock horror!).

Ratings haven't been great in the US, so it might be a one season wonder, but I'm really enjoying it.

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Dan O'Hagan wrote:Amazon are streaming the complete Seinfield collection.


Ah, Seinfeld, now you're talkin', my favourite comedy series ever (got all the box sets) followed closely by Fraser. :lol:

I'm also watching the 'hidden gem' Timeless. Nonsense of course but I'm liking it too! Also pleased to see that the doctor from ER has got another job at last! Liked the Alamo (which I visited way back in '83, guarded by the fearsome Daughters of the Republic of Texas, you don't want to mess with them I tell yer!) episode with all my childhood hero's Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, William Travis etc.
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AlexC wrote:Spy in the Wild last night on Beeb 1 was outstanding. Must have cost a lot of money to make, but whatever it was it was well worth it.


Agreed, the obvious displays of grief by the Langurs and Giraffe was tangible and made for absorbing and humbling TV. The animatronic set ups are unbelievably good.
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Another big up for "Revolting" on BBC2 - the same pair who made "the revolution will be televised" that was on BBC3 originally. Biting satire mixed with Dom Jolly/Ali G-esque skits and pranks. Wonderfully abrasive to all-comers.

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Twin Peaks. Missed this in the early 90's as I working in Saudi, so bought the box set to watch. Season 1 was OK, but the rest after Laura's killer was revealed in season 2 was garbage. That's a chunk of my life I'm not getting back.

Also found from the internet it is coming back for a 3rd season this year.
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Finished The OA last night. First seven episodes are great, finale was frankly awful and confusing. Disappointed.

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Just finished Narcos series 1&2 on DVD, well worth watching. Gritty and frustrating pursuit of Pablo Escobar by two DEA agents in Columbia.

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Shadow Hunters season 2 started on Netflix just over 2 weeks ago, already two episodes available.

Only found out tonight :-) next one will be online on Tuesday.

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Most of the way through series 4 ( or Series 4 Part 1 , as it is on DVD ) of 'Vikings'.
Starts of slow, with very little of the usual gratuitous violence, but it picks up as the series progresses. Still highly amusing, more so as Ragnar is a junky who makes Floki look sane :lol:
Plenty of weirdness, several gruesome murders ( still playing fast & loose with history ), a gut-wrenching one-on-one fight ( you'll get what I mean when you see it ) and a couple of good battle scenes.

Part-way through 'Preacher'.
Lots of reviewers don't like it, but I do, simply because of it's weirdness.
The plot ? ...... errr.....you've got the Preacher who gets drunk a lot & gives people he doesn't like a good kicking, who's possessed by a half-demon/half-angel entity & can get people to do whatever he wants.
You've got an Irish vampire, who also drinks a lot & occasionally kills people ( sometimes several times )
You've got Rednecks.
You've got angels who are after the Preacher & you've got vampire-hunters who are after the vampire......see, told you it was weird ! :lol:

Also part-way through series 3 of the best zombie series going......'Z Nation'.
If you miss the very beginning of the first episode ( or fast-forward past it as I did ) you'll be thoroughly confused, as several people in it are already dead in the last series -- turns out it's a 'prequel' episode unrelated to anything which appeared in the last series, but it introduces several new characters.
Still as silly as ever.....series 1 had the bouncing bell, series 2 had the rolling cheese, now series 3 has the rolling ball ( or should that be maul ) of zombies !
And a new one for zombie series -- zombies eating zombies because they can't find any humans to eat.
Oh, and you've got Eskimos.
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Watched the first episode of the remake of the '70s series 'Roots' on BBC4 the other night.
Won't bother watching the rest of the series, though, as it's a steaming heap of excrement.
Now I enjoyed the original series when it first came out......this garbage, on the other hand, seems to have taken all the decent stuff from the original and discarded it, keeping only the dross, then adding more dross just to make sure.
Historical accuracy was pretty low down on the makers list of priorities too, by the looks of it.



Finished watching series 1 of 'Preacher'....can't wait for series 2 ! :biggrin:
Series finished with a bang & plenty of gratuitous comic violence.....especially when it comes to angels.
God puts in an appearance ( or actually not* ) which wouldn't have been out of place in a Monty Python sketch.
* God's actually gone AWOL.....should be easy to find, though, as everybody knows he/she's a big skee-ball fan, unless the stygian triplets have got to him first ( well OK, that was 'Dogma', but I kept expecting Serendipidy & Rufus to turn up any second :lol: )
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