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- so greatDRIFTMONKEY
- Loved it. This is Sunday evening on a summers day. Chilled to fuck.Hayzilla
- What are you doing watching tv on a Sunday evening in summertime?!Nairn
- 100% this; unbelievably chill.ideaist
- You obviously don't have small children Nairn.Hayzilla
- I don't? Even when I didn't have one, I spend my summer Sunday afternoons with friends who all have kids, at each others houses, not watching tv...Nairn
- This may well all change in time, of course.
I fucking hope not though.Nairn
- My children are in bed a 7.30pm ya daft cunt Fuck off.Hayzilla
- haha, ok? Have a lovely day, you plod.
Maybe get off the couch and go for a walk you crotchety fart.Nairn
- In the 5 months it took for you to respond, I think I've watched about 2 hours worth of TV. Tried a film the other night - fell asleep after about 20 minutes.Nairn
- Actually, that's a total lie - I had a massive weekend of TV back in August when 'er indoors went away for a while. Sorry, I am a liar.Nairn
- WOW your so cool. I bet you’re Vegan, don’t own a car and only listened to Kanye before he was signed to a label.Hayzilla
- I'm a fungivore unicyclist who only listens to recordings of the sound of wind breathing through Mongolian yurts, darling.Nairn
- I don't watch TV as it limits my photons.
You have to limit your photons.Nairn
- Sorry, TV has too many photons.
Many, many photons.
Just, like a shitload.
You don't want them, the photons.Nairn
Fleabag on Amazon is actually really funny... the trailer doesn't do it justice.
If Chernobyl isn't freaking you out enough, get watching some of this.
maybe tl but started out amazing,
Binged the 4 episodes of this heartbreaking true story. Excellent viewing.
Just binged Good Omens.
Here's some non-spoilery thoughts while it's still fresh:
Characters - amazing. Especially the 2 leads. Hamm and Dennehy also stand out from the rest, but that leads us to how well written the characters are.
Writing - fantastic. Wow. There's something about the way Neil's characters are written that are solely his. The sense of humor, wit and charm all exclusive to Neil. He is top of his game. When you have the same writer of source material, and script... that is where the magic happens. He's been swimming in this world, and knows it well. Makes adapting them so much more fulfilling and interesting. Neil's involvement is 100% the reason this worked.
Direction - There are some great visual cues, but not enough to say this is anything groundbreaking. It's competent.
Effects - Restrained, yet competent, could have been pushed farther in the final act. You can see where the budget was strained, especially in the last 2 episodes.
Episodes - 6 hours is a perfect run for this type of storytelling. I feel a lot of shows could still learn from this format. This plays out like a mini series. Subtle ambiguity in the end with actual closure. Another wonderful trait of Neil. Nothing ever comes with a bow on it.
Side note: There's something almost too British in the execution of the violence. It was missing the weight of the circumstances in many instances. Sort of like Doctor Who, the violence is treated without much effect. It had elements of that here, made me wish they would have pushed it a bit further. I don't think full-on gore would necessarily move the needle forward, but the violence needed to feel a little more real.
available on bbc iplayer
Stephen King's son, in fairly similar territory to his dad's.
Just finished Catch-22, wife and I really enjoyed it. Funny, with great storytelling and acting all around.
Just finished Season 2 ... thumbs up.
this is well done if a little melodramatic and overcooked.
- agree with you .. and yes I do love the look and feel of the show .. cinematography is outstanding.Ramanisky2
- pretty nihilistic take on high school in this day and age, some quite shocking scenes and characters aren't likable. It's no Degrassi! but drake did exec produc_niko
- Reminds me of 1995 movie Kids .. with a bigger budget.Ramanisky2
- yeah, lots of similarities but needs less polish and more grit._niko
- Indeed ... but looks like the polish is baked into the entire seriesRamanisky2
Loved BARRY. Can't wait for more!!
Mostly because of this guy. SPOILERS...