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    A terrible year for Television

    Feminism, reality tv and Black Rights dominate the screen

    I look forward to Succession's comeback

    Billions has jumped the shark
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marb View Post
    I watched Vigil. I'm not that fussed either way in terms of giving it a rating. My much beloved 'The X Files' finished a long time ago!

    Fwiw, I found this review of Vigil.

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    An interesting concept, that could have gone far, if the writers hadn't seen fit to attempt to be all things to all people...The basic concept here is sound and intriguing, murder on a nuclear sub and the involvement of various agencies, police, MI5, Navy, politics and protesting civilians, how they protect their own patch of authority whilst rubbing up against each other...also intermingled with the ordinary secrets, affiliations etc of the human beings involved.
    However, the actions of those on the submarine are, one feels, portrayed as a little too human.. in fact the dramas on the sub play out in a days of our lives fashion, that strains credibility, crew members that have been found tentatively guilty of various high level offences are effectively left to wander around freely, sinking of trawlers, covert shadowing by allied submarines, reactor shut downs, are all brushed aside by both those on and off the sub as mere glitches in operations...meanwhile, of course the investigator in charge is suffering from a cliched case of PTSD, combined with a guilt complex following a fatal car accident, whilst also struggling with her feelings regarding her lesbian liason with the detective sergeant she appointed to the case, all of which invades the drama in a series of "quite annoying" flashbacks. Tedious wokeness aside...having so many balls in the air at the same time pushes Vigil from the unlikely toward the Pantomimy, OH no it's not.....OHHHH Yes it is!! 2 points for a concept poorly executed.

    I think typical of the habit of jamming everything into a series in case not re-commissioned, so watch out for extra silliness in series 2. Still quite well done but too many plot twists, but typical of bods who did Line Of Duty who also did this.

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    First visit to the cinema today for a few years to see the new Bond film.

    Hmmm.
    Two's company, three's allowed.

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    No good?

    Soph and I are off to see The Addams Family 2 tomorrow - not really in the same league


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    Soph and I are off to see The Addams Family 2 tomorrow - not really in the same league
    More likely to appeal to me, had a thing for Morticia years ago!
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    The return of Guilt tonight on BBC2. Really enjoyed the first series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnyj View Post
    The return of Guilt tonight on BBC2. Really enjoyed the first series.
    Mark Bonnar was in the year below me at school (though I don't really remember him) and Jamie Sives grew up about four streets away.

    Jamie Sives was a proper radge when he was younger, and was forever getting into bother with Dibble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
    Mark Bonnar was in the year below me at school (though I don't really remember him) and Jamie Sives grew up about four streets away.

    Jamie Sives was a proper radge when he was younger, and was forever getting into bother with Dibble.
    You? But youíre so innocent - I canít believe that for a minuteÖ.


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    Quote Originally Posted by trudij View Post
    You? But you’re so innocent - I can’t believe that for a minute….
    I know, right?
    "Beat the price and lose. It's what we do".

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    I stumbled on to Brassic accicentally last night and watched Series One E1-3.

    Why wasn't I told about this?
    "And still they gazed and still the wonder grew. That one small head could carry all he knew."

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    The 2nd series of Guilt was very good, really enjoyed it.

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    The Thick Of It

    One of those shows that could never be made now - dark comedy on the innards of British politics

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0459159/
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Probably could put it on the Sky Documentary Channel?
    Ah! but a man's reach should exceed his grasp......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euronymous View Post
    Vigil - Average

    Squid Game - Very good so far 2 episodes in. Very original.

    I loved Squid Game. Very brutal, some fantastic episodes.

    I've just started Succession. Two episodes in and pretty good. Interesting sort of idea to have a series where not one character is likeable, see how it goes. As per they have a British actor playing an American character. Seems a thing.

    Netflix have Seinfeld now so will rewatch that. One of the best shows ever.

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    I saw bits of squid game on gogglebox - made me laugh quite a lot ( not sure what that says about me ) and Soph likes playing the games on Roblox

    Not sure itís worth me getting my subscription back, but I didnít hate it.

    Last Wentworth on Tuesday night - Iíve really got into it since I started watching ( and watching the older ones in between) canít see how they can wrap it up without feeling rushed, but we can hope.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Euronymous View Post
    I loved Squid Game. Very brutal, some fantastic episodes.

    I've just started Succession. Two episodes in and pretty good. Interesting sort of idea to have a series where not one character is likeable, see how it goes. As per they have a British actor playing an American character. Seems a thing.

    Netflix have Seinfeld now so will rewatch that. One of the best shows ever.
    Succession is superb - 2nd series is actually far better

    I might try Seinfeld, i was 10 or so when it started so one of those shows that passed me bye
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    Well soph is off school poorly ( has been most of the week) so weíre going to watch Turbo later

    Sad that Wentworth ended last Tuesday - might have to go back and rewatch them all. And the new season of Doctor Who was much better than I expected - already love John Bishop in it!


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    I never got to see the new Spirit stuff albeit having the video of the Walt Disney film from a few years ago. However I keep watching all of the posts on Facebook of the wild mustang rescues in America given that they’re still being rounded up. I haven’t seen my granddaughter for agesbecause Mike and I have been very careful throughout the pandemic but she has become horse mad (she’s 6) so I’m hoping now I’ve had my booster that we can get together and watch horsey stuff. I am NOT getting her a pony. I repeat, I am NOT…….

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    Quote Originally Posted by moe View Post
    I never got to see the new Spirit stuff albeit having the video of the Walt Disney film from a few years ago. However I keep watching all of the posts on Facebook of the wild mustang rescues in America given that theyíre still being rounded up. I havenít seen my granddaughter for agesbecause Mike and I have been very careful throughout the pandemic but she has become horse mad (sheís 6) so Iím hoping now Iíve had my booster that we can get together and watch horsey stuff. I am NOT getting her a pony. I repeat, I am NOTÖÖ.
    The Spirit Untamed film is pretty good - itís very much like the first series ( though I preferred the series) Iím astonished by how much stuff there is - and very disappointed that I couldnít get soph a pair of spirit cowboy boots last year!


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    I’ve just re read my favourite book from childhood Ghost Horse: Stallion of the Cimarron by Joseph E Chipperfield. I’m sure it’s the book that Spirit was based on. I got it years ago via a book search and cried my eyes out when I received it. The book search people said people often tell them.

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