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Tommy wrote:
Tue 11 Aug 2020, 10:06 am
Which is about the time that it diverted from the books because they aren’t finished yet, and boy, it shows.
To be fair, it had already deviated from the books since the very first series.


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Which is about the time that it diverted from the books because they aren’t finished yet, and boy, it shows.
Wouldn't it be funny if GRR Martin finished the books exactly like the TV show? Worth it just for the fans' reactions.

I don't think diverging from the books is an excuse, it could still have been concluded at the same pace as the first 6 seasons. Just too rushed. To me it was the opposite of Lost, which was given far too many episodes.

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Perry Mason on Sky Atlantic has been good.

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Perry Mason on Sky Atlantic has been good.
I've seen this. Is it a sort of re make of the old Perry Mason/Ironside.
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Mooshie1956 wrote:
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starbuck wrote:
Thu 13 Aug 2020, 3:01 pm
Perry Mason on Sky Atlantic has been good.
I've seen this. Is it a sort of re make of the old Perry Mason/Ironside.
I think it's what is called an "origin" series - how Mason started rather than the Raymond Burr version.
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iainpeden wrote:
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Mooshie1956 wrote:
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starbuck wrote:
Thu 13 Aug 2020, 3:01 pm
Perry Mason on Sky Atlantic has been good.
I've seen this. Is it a sort of re make of the old Perry Mason/Ironside.
I think it's what is called an "origin" series - how Mason started rather than the Raymond Burr version.
Yes, that's the basic premis. It's set in the late twenties/early thirties depression era. It has the feel of Boardwalk Empire about it and I think, some of the same people involved in its production which would make sense. Word of warning though, Sunday afternoon TV it ain't.

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My wife is watching the present "Penny Dreadful" series on Sky Atlantic - she loves it but too scary and violent for me.
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Currently into the 2nd season of 'The Patriot' which is on Amazon Prime. One of the most refreshing series on tv. Superb writing, extremely funny (although dark humour) and very well acted and produced. I am absolutely hooked on it but does take a bit of following as it does swap back and forth with timelines. But everything fits together so very well. Absolutely love it :-) It's basically about a CIA operative trying to stop Iran from going nuclear. If you have Amazon Prime I suggest you give the first few episodes a go to see how you get on with it, but I was hooked after the first episode :-)
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My wife and I have been watching 'Cobra Kai' on Netflix. Based on the Karate Kid movies with the main protagonists now older and facing the consequences of their actions from the first two films. Very good with decent 80s nostalgia and music thrown in :-)
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Sat through "The Bridge" series the last few weeks, and the end of series 2 was pretty poor, certainly not worth the effort invested in watching the second series. And as for Saga, what a thoroughly unlikable human being. She makes Spock look like a frat house party animal.
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Channel 5 has refilmed "All Creatures Great and Small" for the 50th anniversary of the books. Beautifully filmed, well acted (Sam West having a very hard job following Robert Hardy in the original) and gentle Sunday night viewing with the kids/grandkids on the knee.
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Its back. Must say I enjoyed the first series
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Really looking forward to that too. to be honest, while I did enjoy the 3 new star wars films, I do wonder how good they would look if John faverau had done them
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Not re watched it yet but BSG, Battlestar Galactica is on BBC Iplayer
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Another mention for Cobra Kai. Just great writing and execution on a relatively small budget.
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Binged the four-part documentary on the Challenger accident on Netflix. Very good, focuses on the people involved rather than just o-rings. Still quite shocking some of it.

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I hadn't looked at Netflix for ages, thanks for the heads-up Spiny.

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My network provider's giving me 6 months free Amazon Prime.

Is this where one would find Picard, & is it worth a watch?

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Yes, and yes.

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cg_341 wrote:
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Yes, and yes.
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Ratched on Netflix, based on Nurse Ratched from 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' proper gory and weird, fabulous :-)
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