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I haven't seen anyone mention about it yet, but I've been enjoying the new 24 Legacy series on Fox. The guy is no Jack Bauer, but it is a reasonable storyline so far, sufficient acts of violence and suspense to keep me occupied anyway :smile:
Likewise, have been watching Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix which has been enjoyable, if a little stupid, and thoroughly enjoying the new Lethal Weapon series.
I too thoroughly enjoyed Preacher, am a fan of Dominic Cooper, so was no hardship watching this.
The new series of Top Gear is hitting its stride now, quite enjoyed last nights episode.
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Just caught up with the first episode of the second series of "The Last Kingdom" on the BBC, not quite the same as the Bernard Cornwall book but still passable entertainment.

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Brevet Cable wrote: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.


I also gave up on it after watching the first episode. :down:

Just noticed that a new series, 'The Good Fight' which is a spin-off of 'The Good Wife' starts on More4 on 30 March, with Christine Baranski (The Big Bang Theory). I've marked that down as one to watch! :smile:
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Sorry I missed the match I was watching paint dry, you I find that more stimulating than watching 23 grown men who are all over paid chase a bag of wind around and then think they are hero's. I believe its time the man on the shop floor stopped paying his hard earned cash to go and waste his time sitting and supporting thieves kick around and laugh at him from their lamborgini worth £250,000 :mad:
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After a bit of a binge watch, I've managed to catch up with all the Netflix Marvel series.

Jessica Jones was, I thought the best of the four
Daredevil was a close second though.
Luke Cage was OK but very slow. 5 episodes crammed into 13.
Iron Fist was a bit of a disappointment

Next up The Defenders later on this year.

I've also enjoyed The Returned, Timeless, The Expanse, Humans, Travelers and an excellent DVD set of the Twilight Zone.

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Best thing on TV so far this year:- Brian Pern: A tribute.

Superb stuff.

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Roadkill on Netflix really interesting motoring show with muscle cars etc...
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DerekF wrote:After a bit of a binge watch, I've managed to catch up with all the Netflix Marvel series.

Jessica Jones was, I thought the best of the four
Daredevil was a close second though.
Luke Cage was OK but very slow. 5 episodes crammed into 13.
Iron Fist was a bit of a disappointment

Next up The Defenders later on this year.

I've also enjoyed The Returned, Timeless, The Expanse, Humans, Travelers and an excellent DVD set of the Twilight Zone.


Good to see some love for Timeless, which has slipped under most people's radar. Best time-travel series since Quantum Leap. Audiences tailed off markedly in the States, and the run was truncated, and there's no word on a second season. Those who watched it, loved it. It might be one that grows an audience over time, as Breaking Bad did, but NBC are far more cut-throat over ratings than AMC are.

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Timeless was nonsense, but I enjoyed it. Hate to think what that says about me? :oops: Don't see how it can be compared with Breaking Bad however.
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Line of Duty - proof again that the BBC still has it.
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CJS wrote:Line of Duty - proof again that the BBC still has it.

Hear hear, compelling viewing and a breathtaking conclusion. I'd go so far as to say it is of the best shows on TV at the moment :clap:
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Wait until the American ruination - sorry, remake - of it is released
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Started watching 13 Reasons Why last night and in true Netflix style binged a good 4 hours of it. It's a bit teen-drama-esque (I had nothing to watch after Big Little Lies!), but becomes more intriguing and gripping as the series progresses. Worth a go.

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Nothing! The vast majority is rubbish or repeats.
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CJS wrote:Line of Duty - proof again that the BBC still has it.



It was excellent. We missed series 1 and 2 but they're on Netflix at the moment.

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The Baron wrote:Nothing! The vast majority is rubbish or repeats.

How would you know it's rubbish or repeats if you're not watching anything ?
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Because you can look in the Radio Times, or one of the many EPG apps that exist, which tell you?

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But unless you watch them, you won't know if they're rubbish or not.
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Brevet Cable wrote:But unless you watch them, you won't know if they're rubbish or not.


Agreed, Why would you trust some muppets opinion..

Same with music, I watch/ listen to what I like not what someone else tells me..

New series of Taskmaster for me.. absolute nonsense but strangely compelling..

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Currently watching Boardwalk Empire on box sets (assume it was originally on Sky or similar?) on season three at the moment. Great series, all the actors are brilliant, especially Steve Buscemi.
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Brevet Cable wrote:But unless you watch them, you won't know if they're rubbish or not.


Because I look through the EPG and rarely find anything that makes me think "Ooh! I want to watch that!" Therefore, to me, it's mostly rubbish. Reality TV, game shows Britain's Got A Bunch If Morons etc don't interest me in the slightest. I did watch SS GB and found it OK, but I prefer the book.
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But then you can't always judge a book by its cover can you...?

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So "nothing!" doesn't mean nothing, then......
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There's a good documentary series on Netflix called Five Came Back about Hollywood film directors that were employed to make propaganda films for the US war effort. Some interesting insights into how it all came about and how they did it.

I didn't realise but the director of the original Memphis Belle, William Wyler, was Jewish and if he'd been shot down with the B-17 crews he flew with he wouldn't have been making any more movies...

It's only 3 episodes and worth a watch.

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Brevet Cable wrote:So "nothing!" doesn't mean nothing, then......


At the moment nothing really does mean nothing. There is currently nothing on TV I find worth watching. :smile:
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