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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby Metalchemyst » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:19 pm

Any opinions on the first two Dr Who stories with Jodie Whittaker?
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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby Ghost » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:47 pm

Metalchemyst wrote:Any opinions on the first two Dr Who stories with Jodie Whittaker?


Erm. Erm I'm not feeling it but I'm old ha ha. Time to give Dr who to the youngsters and I'll just watch Netflix instead ha ha.
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Postby Haldamir319 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:00 am

Metalchemyst wrote:Any opinions on the first two Dr Who stories with Jodie Whittaker?


Enjoyed them :).
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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby slayerslays » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:20 pm

If anyone is following 'The Last Kingdom' (from the books by Bernard Cornwell who wrote the Sharpe books) then the 3rd series starts on 19th November on Netflix....no sign of it on the 'ordinary' tv. The first 2 series are on Netflix now.

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Postby NeglectedField » Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:33 pm

Yep, definitely looking forward to that. Fucking hate BBC iPlayer so Netflix is good for me.

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Postby WorMzy » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:33 pm

So, GoT is in it's last season. Anyone watched the first ep?

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Postby Darkweasel » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:06 pm

Great episode.
This season is going to kick some serious bottom.
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Postby kurrupo » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:15 pm

Darkweasel wrote:Great episode.
This season is going to kick some serious bottom.


I feel like this episode was a nice intro before all the serious stuff happens. Reckon it'll all start kicking off in the episode

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Postby WorMzy » Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:17 pm

Ep2 was pretty good. It's interesting that they introduced Jenny's song now though.
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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby jwh20 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:19 am

Boring, boring episode. With 5 left I thought something more might start happening.

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Postby WorMzy » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:50 pm

Well, I think you got your wish with #3.

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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby Soze » Wed May 01, 2019 12:49 pm

Haven't posted in here for ages so...

Game of Thrones has been excellent so far. First episode was a gentle reintroduction, second the calm before the storm and third FUCK ME SIDEWAYS

Doctor Who - couple of decent episodes towards the end of the season but overall this was probably the worst since the days of Sylvestor McCoy. Whitaker was ok but the stories fell flat.

Alan Partridge - not vintage Partridge by any means but still plenty of laughs.

Fleabag - one of the best things I've seen in a while, black humour with compelling drama

Sex Education - funny, sweet, charming, great characters - a winner

After Life - Gervais at his best, frequently laugh out loud funny but also very heart felt and emotional

Titans - Walks a fine line between awful and genius, a violent take on DC superheroes that's so fast paced and bonkers it works.

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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby WorMzy » Mon May 06, 2019 7:41 pm

Bit disappointed with this weeks GoT. Everything seems too rushed. Important events aren't built up, they just happen. TBH, it all feels like a badly written teen fanfiction, particularly with the romance shoehorned into it.
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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby Skippy » Tue May 07, 2019 10:54 pm

I mean they do seem to be kind of butchering it this season. Everything seems a bit rushed, and shoehorned in just to keep fans happy - case in point, the sex scene was just for fan service, with no point to the plot. The first two episodes were a bit boring, the third one was mostly just pure nonsense. This fourth episode is better, but still had too many stupid bits that made no sense. I don't like the way they are setting up the finale, and hope they veer away very quickly.
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Postby Bisset » Wed May 08, 2019 2:34 pm

To be fair it has turned into fan fiction since the source material ran out in season 6. Instead it's all about huge set pieces, rushed plot lines, the return of fast travel except where convenient, characters not acting like themselves and cheap fan service. I'm still watching it of course but it's gone from a decent series of political wangling and intrigue to poor writing.

Also the episodes are only getting longer because of the sheer amount of meandering slow motion used to build "tension"
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