What TV are you watching?

Just watched the 'Channel 5' programme about Paddington Station

I would love to live in a converted Midland/Derby Gothic style Station or out building if one ever came up for sale .. Absolutely lovely design.
It doesn't seem so many years that (forget if it was) Dent, or Ribblehead station came up for sale

It seems it was Dent - June '18
https://www.foscl.org.uk/sites/1/files/drupal/doc/attachments/Dent Station For Sale - Brochure.pdf
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Eziemnaik

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White lines - it started great, good production, but after 2nd episode it turns into a mexican telenovel (which wouldn't be so bad if 1st espisode wasn't so out of sync with the rest)
The last dance - can a docu be great and awful at the same time? Well, this one is.
Very biased hagiography of MJ.
Pippen, Kukoc, Rodman, Harper and Kerr are just footnotes in this story.
My take is as it always was - no Pippen no rings for MJ
Funny thing even though he had control over the project he comes out literally as the least likeable person in it
On the other side some unseen footage and interviews are awesome
LBJ > MJ:becool:
 
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AndyRM

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El Camino - 9/10

As this was made for TV, I'm posting it here.

If I was to rate it as a film, it's absolutely hopeless as it adds nothing to the story and without knowing the incredibly involved story of Jesse Pinkman it makes no sense.

But, as a companion to Breaking Bad, it is a thing of beauty, carefully and lovingly executed with an absolutely stellar perfomance from Aaron Paul. His transformation as Jesse from happy go lucky, affable junkie to complicated and broken is quite something.

Credit too for Jesse Plemons, repriesing his role as Todd. If you thought he was weird in the main show, you ain't seen the half of it.
 
We've been watching "Thieves of the Forest" on Netflix. It set in the mid 18th century in Belgium and concerns a Robin Hood type character Jan der Lichte who is an army deserter who joins up with a gang of gypsies / outcasts in the woods, with a background of various other gangsters, corrupt Mayors, a police chief and others. It doesn't quite grab you, and I don't find myself liking many if the characters, yet I do find myself wanting to see the next episode to see what happens

So, a guarded, recommendation
 

JPBoothy

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We decided the kids are old enough now for some strongish language and binge watched Peter Kays Car Share with them today. By today's standards the language/references are nothing I suppose but we have always been quite strict on that front.
 

Chris S

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Citizens of Boomtown: The Story of the Boomtown Rats
Some of the claims were fanciful to say the least.

Did they really obtain a thousand dead rats from New York's sewerage department and send out one to each radio station with each copy of their first single? The public health implications would have been enormous. Perhaps this is what they meant when they said the Boomtown Rats had changed the world?
 
Citizens of Boomtown: The Story of the Boomtown Rats
Some of the claims were fanciful to say the least.

Did they really obtain a thousand dead rats from New York's sewerage department and send out one to each radio station with each copy of their first single? The public health implications would have been enormous. Perhaps this is what they meant when they said the Boomtown Rats had changed the world?
I'm fairly sure that Geldofs autobiography states that they seriously considered it, but decided against it
 
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AndyRM

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Gangs of London - 6/10

I read a review of this, which sums it up better than I ever could:

While it’s titled Gangs of London, Sky Atlantic’s new and buzzy crime actioner may as well have been called “Grrr, Men”. It’s a unrelentingly butch series, as fixated on male brooding as it is discovering precisely what might happen if you smashed a pint glass into your enemy’s chin. It would also be a lot more fun if it didn’t downplay its own silliness.

Edited to take half a point off. I was actually bored by the end and only stubbornness kept me going. It also sets up a totally unnecessary sequel, which always annoys me.
 
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Shut Up Legs

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I'm rewatching the series Haven. Quite nice overall, but the casting of the actor for The Big Baddie in the last series was questionable, my reaction on the first viewing was "Why!? Anyone but him!".
 
Dukes Of Hazzard
'Duke v Duke
' episode

Then last nights Batwoman
Interesting, & plot-twisting again
A teenage hacker who is doing it all, or the first incident to get back at her parents (for disowning her for coming out as a lesbian)
And, who during one of Alices schemes gets to find out who Batwoman is

A front cover of 'Catco' magazine for Batwoman, who comes out in the magazine as lesbian too
Then the end showed Beth (Kate/Batwomans sister) appearing, who
has Kate acting aggressively, believing it's Alice
It appears to be an 'alternate Earth' Beth...….

I'm just waiting to see Kevin Conroy appear as Bruce Wayne
 

Yellow Fang

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If the Batman genre is your thing
Try Batman; The Animated Series, it has its own cult following
Very dark, in fact the style it was in was referred to as 'Dark Deco' (the buildings & vehicles)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_The_Animated_Series

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XJ3HJXxDwc


Harley Quinn was first created for this series!!!!

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nss0ghyCrm0
Having said the old Harley Quinn was better than the new, the recent Harley Quinn animation series is hilarious, although I have only watched clips on YouTube. My favourite character is Frank the plant. He is one of Poison Ivy's pot plants via The Little Shop of Horrors.
 
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