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Thoroughly enjoyed the Department Q trilogy of films on BBC2 over the last 3 weeks.

Available on BBC iPlayer.
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Just finished watching both series of No Activity on the BBC, absolute genius comedy. Can't believe it took 3 years from the 1st series being shown in Australia to make its way over here. It's now been picked up and made in the US but not sure if it's available anywhere over here.

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The fourth season of Better Call Saul on Netflix is a whole new level of excellence. The character development over the four seasons has been incredible, and we're now in a position where lots of pieces of the Breaking Bad jigsaw puzzle are very nearly in place. That rarity where a prequel is on a par with, if not threatening to be even better than an already stellar original.

Season Four was a superb pay-off for the very deliberate and very slow pacing of the first three seasons.

Absolutely brilliant television.

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I don't watch much tv now due to the utter squit on all channels, gone are the days of The Two Ronnnies, It Ain't Half Hot Mum, in which the beeb now are scared to death of repeating. The 70's & 80's were the best time for me. As for todays comedians they haven't got a clue. As for Netflix that's just another fad. I personally don't want to look at something on a laptop or mobile phone or read something on kindle. :down:

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You can watch Netflix on your TV. Sometimes I think you post for the reaction, then I realise you're just a muppet.

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Victor 23 wrote:I don't watch much tv now due to the utter squit on all channels, gone are the days of The Two Ronnnies, It Ain't Half Hot Mum, in which the beeb now are scared to death of repeating. The 70's & 80's were the best time for me. As for todays comedians they haven't got a clue. As for Netflix that's just another fad. I personally don't want to look at something on a laptop or mobile phone or read something on kindle. :down:


I'm sounding the "spoof account" klaxon.

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Victor 23 wrote:I don't watch much tv now due to the utter squit on all channels, gone are the days of The Two Ronnnies, It Ain't Half Hot Mum, in which the beeb now are scared to death of repeating. The 70's & 80's were the best time for me. As for todays comedians they haven't got a clue. As for Netflix that's just another fad. I personally don't want to look at something on a laptop or mobile phone or read something on kindle. :down:


Sniff, sniff...

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Domvickery wrote:Stop feeding the troll


Not a troll, just stating the facts!! :lol:

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Victor 23 wrote:
Domvickery wrote:Stop feeding the troll


Not a troll, just stating the facts!! :lol:


Fact or opinion? The two are very far apart
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Another vote for Better Call Saul - I did wonder how well it would work in its own right but Bob Odenkirk really has made it his own. Great to see the 'backstory' of Breaking Bad and those bits sneaking in from time to time.

On another note, we've been watching Strangers on ITV for the last few weeks. Goodness know how many episodes we're in to now and I'm still completely lost.
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Dan O'Hagan wrote:
Victor 23 wrote:I don't watch much tv now due to the utter squit on all channels, gone are the days of The Two Ronnnies, It Ain't Half Hot Mum, in which the beeb now are scared to death of repeating. The 70's & 80's were the best time for me. As for todays comedians they haven't got a clue. As for Netflix that's just another fad. I personally don't want to look at something on a laptop or mobile phone or read something on kindle. :down:


I'm sounding the "spoof account" klaxon.

Everything "he" says is contrary, pointless or wilfully stupid.


You obviously don't appreciate the tv programmes in the past!! Only naff items! :lol:

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Watched episode 2 of Dr Who......
I thought Ep.1 was naff, but this one was far naffer.
They're obviously trying too hard ( except storyline-wise, as they're still nicking stuff from other series/films ) particularly when it comes to The Dr's character.
Not to mention it's continued OTT political-correctness.
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Dan O'Hagan wrote:The fourth season of Better Call Saul on Netflix is a whole new level of excellence. The character development over the four seasons has been incredible, and we're now in a position where lots of pieces of the Breaking Bad jigsaw puzzle are very nearly in place. That rarity where a prequel is on a par with, if not threatening to be even better than an already stellar original.

Season Four was a superb pay-off for the very deliberate and very slow pacing of the first three seasons.

Absolutely brilliant television.


I agree that Breaking Bad was superb, I watched it on borrowed box-sets. Really like to see Better Call Saul, but haven't got Netflix. Have to be box-sets again.
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Netflix costs £7.99 a month. It's arguably the best value for money I spend a month, to the extent that I rarely watch anything on traditional television any more, and should cancel Sky when I get round to it.

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I haven't got Sky. Netflix does sound like very good value, that's for sure.
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If you want the best bits of Sky without the silly pricing, get NowTV's entertainment and movie passes.

We pay £7.99 for Netflix, £14.99 for both NowTV passes, and £7.99 for Prime Video, so just shy of £40 a month for our TV. I know people that think they're getting a good deal when they're "only" paying £80 a month for Sky?!

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Has anyone seen any of the "Armchair Britain" shows? We've had a TV installed in our office albeit on mute, but I've caught up on them on catchup. It's lovely to take a wander through the TV archives and a few interesting - and forgetten things too.
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The "live" episode of Inside No.9 on Sunday was a work of genius. If you haven't seen it, try and catch it on iplayer.

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Got a few programmes to catch up with Gordon,Gino & Fred's Cooking show, Butterfly, Walking Dead & Killing Eve.
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Last 2 episodes of Dr Who.....
Meh!! :tumbleweed:

The 'Rosa Parks' one was better than the previous episodes simply because it hearkened back to the old series by having them involved in historical events.
Unfortunately, it let itself down on several fronts, not least by again having a baddie who was so easily defeated and unless he reappears in a future episode, no real idea why he was doing what he was doing.
Plus the obligatory political-correctness -- white people are evil, guns are bad, etc.

With last week's episode, I was again hoping that they'd go more old-school, given that it involved giant spiders.
Nope.....again no attempt whatsoever to scare viewers & the now obligatory 'can't kill anything' mantra.
Oh, and political-correctness was in maximum overflow.

I can't be the only one thinking that the Sylvester McCoy incarnation was better ( or that they could be planning to kill off the series like they did with McCoy's )
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Euan Buchan wrote:Got a few programmes to catch up with Gordon,Gino & Fred's Cooking show, Butterfly, Walking Dead & Killing Eve.


The Gordon, Gino and Fred show was good! :up:
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AlexC wrote:
Euan Buchan wrote:Got a few programmes to catch up with Gordon,Gino & Fred's Cooking show, Butterfly, Walking Dead & Killing Eve.


The Gordon, Gino and Fred show was good! :up:

I had to laugh at Gordon I thought how can he say he's proper Scottish and he couldn't even pronounce Brechin properly he was prounnoncing it wrong. :lol:
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Just finished Making a Murderer series 2. I know it’s taken for the defence point of view, but it does make a compelling case for their innocence. There is already talk of a third series
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Euan Buchan wrote:I had to laugh at Gordon, I thought how can he say he's proper Scottish and he couldn't even pronounce Brechin properly, he was pronouncing it wrong. :lol:


He's not Scottish! I had a friend once who kept on about being Scottish, he had a kilt etc. that he used to put on on New-Years eve, but he came from somewhere in the Midlands, I forget exactly where, but he was no more Scottish then I am, although he did get plastered every 31st December! Having said that though, I probably am a bit Scottish, or more accurately Scots-Irish.
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