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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1880 on: June 18, 2020, 03:29:20 AM »
I’m watching BBC Art of Persia. Episode 1 was good, impressive ruins and gold artworks from thousands of years ago. Persepolis was in there too although without Xenakis’ soundtrack ;).
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« Reply #1881 on: June 20, 2020, 03:04:12 AM »

Wow! Blackpool England. I've never been to the UK but this show sure makes Blackpool look like the place to avoid. I'm sure it's much nicer than that? But an infestation of "bubble," the latest synthetic drug, makes for gritty party scene (too many guys pulling down their respective pants). Plus, children left barefoot on the road by drunk parents in the pub and a guy with a stomach wound the size of a muffin - from a broken bottle - and, well, I'm kind of hooked. I like the ambulance drivers and even the police. No guns I guess, so no one gets shot.
One thing I notice in this UK cop reality show is how often the ambulances accompany the police and how much the ambulances do - especially for mental health and addiction problems. Seems like the police work in tandem with ambulances. The other thing I notice is how many words Brits have for getting/being drunk.

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« Reply #1882 on: June 20, 2020, 06:34:27 AM »
One thing I notice in this UK cop reality show is how often the ambulances accompany the police and how much the ambulances do - especially for mental health and addiction problems. Seems like the police work in tandem with ambulances. The other thing I notice is how many words Brits have for getting/being drunk.

That is funny! You are right we have a few. ;D
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« Reply #1883 on: June 21, 2020, 10:07:14 AM »
I think that it's excellent in all respects and very moving. Great score as wellYes, I thought that as well. She also reminded me of the estranged wife of the central character in the series 'Bodyguard'. One of the great things about the 'Salisbury Poisonings' is that it rehabilitates the woman who died and who had been judged (not least by myself) to be a drug addicted low-life. The series presents a completely different image of a sad and troubled individual trying to turn her life around. I found the end of Part 3 to be very moving and indeed uplifting. Hope you both like it as much as I did.

I did not expect that - well I did as you warned me. ;) Very sad and a precious moment when the dead girl's father spotted her boyfriend at the back of the church and ushered him to the front.

Three episodes too short. Would have liked more on the Russian perpetrators.
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« Reply #1884 on: June 21, 2020, 11:39:23 AM »


Season one
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« Reply #1885 on: June 22, 2020, 04:02:04 AM »
Catching up on a BBC series i ignored or missed the first time round - Life on Mars. Finished series 1 last night, onto no.2 now. (spin off Ashes to Ashes to follow after that). Really good.



Finished Season 2 of the Life on Mars over the weekend. Brilliant twists and turns in the last episode to "close" the overall arc of this story in the early 70's. Had to watch a couple of episodes of the spin off Ashes to Ashes straight after, now set in the 80's, with actually a very smart integration of the previous series. More to watch i guess  :) Oh and it remains very politically incorrect and the decors, clothes, cars, etc are accurately depicting the relevant decades. 

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1886 on: June 22, 2020, 06:37:32 AM »
Where can you watch it Drogulus?

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     You can stream it if you're flexible about where you are located.
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« Reply #1888 on: June 25, 2020, 02:40:28 PM »

     

     I love this one.
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« Reply #1889 on: June 25, 2020, 04:32:19 PM »
Patick Stewart?

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« Reply #1890 on: June 25, 2020, 04:41:02 PM »


Season 2
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« Reply #1891 on: June 25, 2020, 05:47:45 PM »


Interesting. I hadn't heard of this before. How close does it stick to actual history?

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« Reply #1892 on: June 26, 2020, 08:03:25 PM »
Interesting. I hadn't heard of this before. How close does it stick to actual history?

     I don't think inaccuracy is a problem. The execution is uneven between episodes, which have different authors. On the whole it's very interesting though a little dry, a bit of a history lecture. I really like it and think the cast is terrific, Patrick Stewart and Barry Foster in particular.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1893 on: June 27, 2020, 01:59:33 AM »
Thanks for that. I see a local DVD store has it so I'll watch it soon.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1894 on: June 28, 2020, 01:37:25 AM »

New season: Arctic!

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1895 on: June 28, 2020, 04:18:28 AM »



Rise of Empires: Ottoman.  Netflix dedicated three seasons to Rome, and now they do one for the Ottoman Empire, here covering Mehmet II and his conquest of Constantinople.  Part action movie, part documentary interviews with historians, this blended series helps pass the time.  I would have preferred it to be a true documentary, but then it would not garner as many eyeballs.  Maybe Netflix can do the Timurid empire or Mali empire next.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1896 on: June 28, 2020, 09:26:21 AM »
Probably should have given the 2018 more of a chance, but seemed like it was trying to hard to be relevant.  Anyway, this is very good


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« Reply #1897 on: June 28, 2020, 10:44:03 AM »

     I'm watching Bukow and König, a German cop show. German cops aren't as gloomy as the Scandinavian ones, at least on average they aren't.
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