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Been watching 'The Handmaid's Tale' on C4 with Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, The West Wing, etc.) quite good.
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The last thing I watched was "The Handmaid's Tale" (nice to know there are quite a few fans of it here too :biggrin:) , and QI has always been one of my favourites

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Oh yeah, I like QI too.
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Series 3 of 'The Last Ship'.
First series, the baddies were the Russkis; Second series it was the Brits; This series, it was the Chinese....and the Koreans...and the Japanese...and the Americans.
Yet again, one single Arleigh Burke-class destroyer manages to defeat everybody, despite only having a crew of about half a dozen effectives ( and like Star Trek, every away mission is conducted by those same half dozen people which include the most senior Officers & Ratings :whistle: )
You'd have thought by now that the bad guys wouldn't even bother trying, given that the sailors on this one single ship - they still don't seem to have any Marines on board - are more highly trained in ground surveillance & combat than the SAS, SBS & Navy Seals combined :lol:
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#Thrones :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock:

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I thought Ripper Street went out with a bit of a whimper last night with what was very obviously a final episode. Shame because it had been a vibrant, provocative piece of tv drama.
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Seems to be a common problem these days, 'HOW' didn't exactly go out with a bang either.....but at least with 'RS' you found out what happened to most of the protagonists.
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iainpeden wrote:I thought Ripper Street went out with a bit of a whimper last night with what was very obviously a final episode. Shame because it had been a vibrant, provocative piece of tv drama.

Agreed, really enjoyed the whole run but felt a bit let down last night..
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Tommy wrote:#Thrones :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock:


Two blinding episodes in this season already.

Just started on Orange Is The New Black, finally. Very good indeed.

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Nice to have season 2 of Preacher on Amazon, love that show, and Shooter season 2 has started on Netflix. First series was very good, although pretty much the same story of the film with a few twists and elongated characterisation. Second series has started off well, will see how it progresses.

The wife is working on some very interesting tv series coming our way so will see how they come along. Electric Dreams is one that she has worked on extensively and so am looking forward to watching that.

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Tommy wrote:#Thrones :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock:


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Wissam24 wrote:
Tommy wrote:#Thrones :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock:


Seconded


Thirded?? :grin:

Yeah great start building along nicely.
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Just finished watchng two of the best series on TV this year so far; The Handmaid's Tale and Season 3 of Fargo. Great telly.

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Slightly off topic as it is not strictly on TV at the moment, but my wife and I are slowly going through the complete box-set of Northern Exposure in between other viewing pleasures. I used to watch it when it was on Channel 4 many many years ago (over 20 years old now the series) and it is great to be watching it again. Its just gentle humour set in the most beautiful scenery (supposedly Alaska but actually Washington). Absolutely brilliant :clap: :clap:
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You know I'm sure that I watched and liked Northern Exposure when it was on, but I'm struggling to remember anything about it. Rather worrying that. :sad: Still, I imagine that the box set must be quite reasonably priced now. Will have to take a look at Amazon.
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A New York Jewish Doctor has to serve a few years in a small Alaskan town to help pay the debt he owes for his tuition. It won lots of awards when it was out, no mean-spirited stories, just gentle fun with some very good humour. The scenery steals it for me, although always did fancy Janine Turner :love:
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Just checked on Amazon. Not cheap, not cheap at all! :sad:
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Yeah I think I picked it up for about £40 from HMV last year just before Christmas. I see Amazon has it for around £44. It is pricey that's for sure. I think there are 8 series with around 20 eps or so for the majority of each series.
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Against The Law on the BBC - very good docudrama indeed :-)
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American Gods -- not on a par with 'Preacher' in my opinion, but still watchable & amusing.
Jumps about for seemingly no reason, then usually all becomes clear....episode 4 being a prime example of this.

Edited to add.....
Going by the first 6 episodes, can we have a spin-off series with just 'dead wife' ( Emily Browning :drool: ) & 'leprechaun' please, as they're the two most entertaining characters in the show :biggrin:
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Well Game Of Thrones was pretty good this week :cool: :shock:
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Slightly off topic....
A couple of months ago I posted about the BBC's plan to require registration by anyone wanting to watch iPlayer.
This has now come into effect, so if you aren't registered you can't watch anything.
It was thought by some that the registration process was just another way of being 'spied upon' by the BBC.

Today, I bit the bullet & registered.
What's involved ? .....entering a DOB ( for age-related content ), an E-Mail address, a password & a postcode.
That's it !
The only verification involved is the usual check to confirm the E-Mail address is a valid one.
So as far as the BBC are concerned, I really am Brevet Cable & I live in a factory ! :lol:

Oh, and it's a one-click action once registered to turn off the 'personalisation' settings.
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timuss wrote:Well Game Of Thrones was pretty good this week :cool: :shock:


Late to the party, but YES! :king: :king:

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Been watching Outlander. Last weeks episode included a sequence not far off being akin to a porno film. I was shocked!
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