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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2380 on: July 14, 2021, 07:35:31 AM »
I watched all of the Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries (more than once) and greatly enjoyed them. I found the Modern Fisher totally limp and didn't make it to the end of the first series.

Well, we finished Series 2 of the Modern Ms Fisher last night and still enjoy - a third season?  Open ends left on the last episode?  Also, finished Season 3 of Netflix's Virgin River, which is more of a 'soaper' but we are enjoying and the scenery is beautiful, esp. on my 50" Sony 4K HDTV - now a LOT of 'cliffhangers' left on the last show of that season - Netflix HAS to continue into a 4th season, but who knows?  Dave :)


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« Reply #2381 on: July 15, 2021, 11:05:07 AM »



Just caught up with the first series of Missions on the iPlayer, a French sci-fi drama made on a not terribly large budget, which I thought was rather good. Some interesting and fanciful ideas crop up along the way.

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« Reply #2382 on: July 16, 2021, 04:23:15 AM »
I just watched Katla.  Great but very dark Icelandic show where an erupting volcano is sending out changelings.  It deals with suicide, trauma, loss and murder and is not for the faint of heart.


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« Reply #2383 on: July 16, 2021, 04:26:50 AM »
I just watched Katla.  Great but very dark Icelandic show where an erupting volcano is sending out changelings.  It deals with suicide, trauma, loss and murder and is not for the faint of heart.



I enjoyed it, David!

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« Reply #2384 on: July 16, 2021, 04:55:45 AM »


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« Reply #2385 on: July 16, 2021, 07:16:04 AM »


It's wicked good!

I think so too but I  had to acclimate to its strange style: that of a stereotypical sitcom, including laugh track, when the characters are in Kevin's house juxtaposed with a very dark drama, touching on drug dealing and addiction, adultery and murder when the characters are outside the house. Thanks for recommending it.

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« Reply #2386 on: July 16, 2021, 07:27:22 AM »
I think so too but I  had to acclimate to its strange style: that of a stereotypical sitcom, including laugh track, when the characters are in Kevin's house juxtaposed with a very dark drama, touching on drug dealing and addiction, adultery and murder when the characters are outside the house. Thanks for recommending it.

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Yeah, it's King Of Queens one minute, Breaking Bad the next. Jarring but very cool.

Glad you like it, my friend.  :)
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« Reply #2387 on: July 16, 2021, 07:47:35 AM »
Greatest Events of WWII in Colour on Netflix. Obviously more realistic looking but also full of interesting bits of historical information I hadn’t been aware of, such as the failure of France to attack Germany, the use of crystal meth in the blitzkrieg etc.


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« Reply #2388 on: July 16, 2021, 05:14:22 PM »


second viewing and admiring it even more this time around

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« Reply #2389 on: July 18, 2021, 04:29:06 AM »
I am aware we are well behind but fun catching up. Watched the first episode of Breaking Bad on Christmas day, life saver-ish as not allowed to meet up with our family due to Covid. Viewed the final episode last week. Great stuff, excellent in every way. A false start with The Judge after twenty minutes we agreed not for us. Surprisingly my wife was not over-keen on The Crown. That did not last long as we are now both hooked.
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« Reply #2390 on: July 18, 2021, 08:52:00 AM »
I've been watching Season 2 of Blind Spot -- don't know whether I'll be able to stick it out much longer.  My rating is 6/10 stars.



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« Reply #2391 on: July 18, 2021, 09:03:00 AM »
Bought this for my DVD pile.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2392 on: July 18, 2021, 09:31:31 AM »
Bought this for my DVD pile.

In essence a "great moments" compilation


Nice. My sister is a great fan.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2393 on: July 19, 2021, 06:14:28 AM »
Am watching the first season of the detective/mystery series Vera.  Quite enjoyed the first episode.

It stars Brenda Blethyn (a new-to-me actor) as Vera Stanhope, "a sharp detective with a mess life".  It's filmed in the Northumberland villages of the original books by Ann Cleeves.

https://www.amazon.com/Vera-Season-1/dp/B006UJVOPA

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2394 on: July 21, 2021, 05:27:39 AM »
Am watching the first season of the detective/mystery series Vera.  Quite enjoyed the first episode.

It stars Brenda Blethyn (a new-to-me actor) as Vera Stanhope, "a sharp detective with a mess life".  It's filmed in the Northumberland villages of the original books by Ann Cleeves.

https://www.amazon.com/Vera-Season-1/dp/B006UJVOPA

PD

Didn't watch it myself PD but the series has a loyal following in the UK. 
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« Reply #2395 on: July 21, 2021, 05:40:58 AM »
Didn't watch it myself PD but the series has a loyal following in the UK.
Not surprised to hear that Irons (re popularity).  :)  Perhaps you can catch it via repeats or inter-library loan?  I normally just borrow DVDs--though, occasionally it can be frustrating when you're halfway through a series and you find out that the discs are so badly scratched that you half to skip large sections of it.  :(

What are you watching at the moment?

PD

p.s.  I believe that I have the first season and that it's from 2011.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2396 on: July 21, 2021, 06:06:22 AM »
Not surprised to hear that Irons (re popularity).  :)  Perhaps you can catch it via repeats or inter-library loan?  I normally just borrow DVDs--though, occasionally it can be frustrating when you're halfway through a series and you find out that the discs are so badly scratched that you half to skip large sections of it.  :(

What are you watching at the moment?

PD

p.s.  I believe that I have the first season and that it's from 2011.

A spin-off from The Missing featuring a French detective who is getting on a bit and has mobility issues, Julien Baptiste is excellent. We are on the second and sadly final series. I think you will recognise the lady in the picture from "Killing Eve".
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2397 on: July 21, 2021, 06:18:19 AM »
A spin-off from The Missing featuring a French detective who is getting on a bit and has mobility issues, Julien Baptiste is excellent. We are on the second and sadly final series. I think you will recognise the lady in the picture from "Killing Eve".
Yes!  I recognized her right away, though sadly, I can't think of the actors name.  Reminds me that I want to see whether or not the final season of Killing Eve is now on dvd or not.

Will keep an eye out for The Missing.  :)

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2398 on: July 21, 2021, 07:43:21 AM »
Am watching the first season of the detective/mystery series Vera.  Quite enjoyed the first episode.

It stars Brenda Blethyn (a new-to-me actor) as Vera Stanhope, "a sharp detective with a mess life".  It's filmed in the Northumberland villages of the original books by Ann Cleeves.

https://www.amazon.com/Vera-Season-1/dp/B006UJVOPA

PD
I haven't seen any Brenda Blethyn work (edit: or didn't remember it - she was in the 2005 Pride & Prejudice as Mrs. Bennet) but just got a copy of her most famous film, "Secrets and Lies," and am looking forward to watching that. Will look up Vera to see where it can be watched, that sounds like my kind of show.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2399 on: July 26, 2021, 09:38:50 AM »
Fargo - TV series (4 Seasons Available) - we just finished the first season, described below starring Billy Bob Thornton as a ruthless hit man; purchased on Amazon Prime video (10 episodes) - if you like the quirky humor of the Coens in the original movie, then this may be right up your alley - we enjoyed and likely will buy the second season (available in SD or HD versions).  Dave :)

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The first season, set in Minnesota and North Dakota from January 2006 to February 2007 and starring Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, and Martin Freeman, received wide acclaim from critics. It won the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Directing, and Outstanding Casting, and received 15 additional nominations including Outstanding Writing, another Outstanding Directing nomination, and acting nominations for all four leads. It also won the Golden Globe Awards for Best Miniseries or Television Film and Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for Thornton. (Source)