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Legs

usually riding on Zwift...
Location
Staffordshire
I'm enjoying Boat Story too - only one episode in, though.
Tcheky Karyo is very menacing!
I loved Rellik, another Williams Brothers production a few years ago, in which Paterson Joseph's character also came to a rather sticky end 😮
 
Watched Louis Theroux interviewing Pete Doherty....love Louis and Doherty.
Really hope Doherty stays on the straight and narrow...such a talent who's been haunted by addictions.

I went into that thinking "Another pop star that wasted his talent, and isn't it obvious these days that heroin isn't good for you? This isn't 1970!",
but as I hoped, Louis drew out his better side a bit.
Still a difficult bloke to actually like (just IMO), but I do have a lot of sympathy for him. A couple of scenes were quite tough viewing.

The first prog with Anthony Joshua (the big boxer fella!) was a lot more successful, I thought. A more likeable interviewee, but Louis still pressed a lot of buttons, and got a surprising amount of thoughtful comments from AJ.

Quite similar career paths involved; the aim is loads of money+fame , with the downside of f**king your health up long-term (for our entertainment).
 

yello

On the road again
Location
France
Still a difficult bloke to actually like (just IMO)

Ditto, for reasons I don't fully understand either. I think like many a druggy, he could be a user of people too. Not that I'm overly judgemental of that, for there's a lot going that brought them to drugs that I only have vague inklings of. I did see a documentary once where Babyshambles featured, with Doherty spitting at someone (over a bus door no less) and then backing off. I think that shaped my gut feel towards him more than anything else.

I loved Libertines tunes though, with and without him. As with many a walk of life, you don't have to actually like someone to appreciate what they do.
 
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Adam4868

Guru
I went into that thinking "Another pop star that wasted his talent, and isn't it obvious these days that heroin isn't good for you? This isn't 1970!",
but as I hoped, Louis drew out his better side a bit.
Still a difficult bloke to actually like (just IMO), but I do have a lot of sympathy for him. A couple of scenes were quite tough viewing.

The first prog with Anthony Joshua (the big boxer fella!) was a lot more successful, I thought. A more likeable interviewee, but Louis still pressed a lot of buttons, and got a surprising amount of thoughtful comments from AJ.

Quite similar career paths involved; the aim is loads of money+fame , with the downside of f**king your health up long-term (for our entertainment).

Love Doherty for all his failings there's a talented person in there,just hope he can stay clean...French cheese is creamier than English and how to smuggle your gear into nick up your hole,found him very insightful 😁
Joan Collins tonight....I might be washing my hair.
 
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Adam4868

Guru
Finally finished watching the last couple of episodes of The Boat House this week...thought it sort of fizzled out a little by the end.Four episodes would have been plenty, definitely watchable though.
Also watched the first couple of episodes of the new season of Fargo.Absolutely love it,oh how I've missed it.😁
 
Also watched the first couple of episodes of the new season of Fargo.Absolutely love it,oh how I've missed it.😁
Given that this is the fisrt I've heard of it, I'm guessing it's not on free-to-air. Which was kind of inevitable, tis the fate of every decent long-running US thing ... (I did the think that series 4 with Chris Rock et al was a bit 6/10 ... not great, but credit to them for doing something different ... )
 

Electric_Andy

Heavy Metal Fan
Location
Plymouth
We watched The Railway Men (Netflix) - based on the Bhopal disaster in 1984. Quite good, and the sub-plot would probably have been good enough on its own.
 

cyberknight

As long as I breathe, I attack.
I'm enjoying Boat Story too - only one episode in, though.
Tcheky Karyo is very menacing!
I loved Rellik, another Williams Brothers production a few years ago, in which Paterson Joseph's character also came to a rather sticky end 😮

watched the first one, found the narrator annoying but the programme overall ok
 

yello

On the road again
Location
France
Slow Horses is back from 1 December. I'm looking forward to that as I thought the first 2 seasons to be excellent tele, really well judged/balanced.

I'm giving up on Fellow Travelers as, whilst the story isn't uninteresting (US gay lives from Mccarthyism to AIDS 80s, touching on racism and homophobia generally) I find the portrayal of male gay sex to be too agressive bordering on violent, albeit consensual. My reaction has, tbh, surprised me. Perhaps it's latent (male) homophobia on my part (though I'd have reacted the same way if they were het sex scenes) or maybe I'm just a bit of a naive wallflower,dunno. Suffice it to say it's not a comfortable watch for and the scenes are too frequent for me to overlook with there being insufficent interest for me in the storyline. Plus, I find the main character unlikeable; a self-centred, egotististical user of people - a preditor even. Maybe there's a story arc, redemption etc, but I'm not going to find out.

On the other hand, Lessons In Chemistry is a much lighter watch and I'm enjoying it. Brie Larson plays the main character well, perhaps a little too robotically (though I think there's no doubt we're meant to think them on the autistic scale) but there are cute laughs a plenty mixed with not so heavy handed social comment. It's treatment of loss (seen partly tbrough the eyes of a dog) was surprisingly moving for me. 3 episodes left for me to watch and I'm looking forward to seeing how it pans out. Recommended.
 

yello

On the road again
Location
France
Lessons In Chemistry

3 episodes left for me to watch and I'm looking forward to seeing how it pans out

Ended a tad schmaltzy and had the entire series been like that then I would certainly have checked out early BUT..... it wasn't and I obviously didn't. It was an enjoyable watch and I recommend it.

Apparantly the novel it was made from is a recent best seller, I don't know and have not heard of it.
 
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