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  • laurentianlaurentian Posts: 1,898
    Wild Wild Country - Netflix Documentary seris on a cult in an ashwan that moved to America - if it weren't a documentary, you'd never believe it
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,847
    Turn, on Amazon. 1st series decent, 2nd & 3rd are okay, but the 4th is pretty damned good.
    You have to watch the other 3 series to get the full context though.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,847
    1st episode of Goliath 2nd series (also on Amazon) is looking very promising.
    I never knew where the first series was going, and that's a good thing. On par with Bosch.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,847
    Holy thread resurrection! Started watching Ray Donovan out of curiosity.
    What a start! What a cast! Fingers crossed it can maintain the set high bar.
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  • meursaultmeursault Posts: 1,433
    PBlakeney wrote:
    1st episode of Goliath 2nd series (also on Amazon) is looking very promising.
    I never knew where the first series was going, and that's a good thing. On par with Bosch.

    Not as good as season one, but it's Billy Bob, enough said.
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  • ayjayceeayjaycee Posts: 1,277
    Jack Ryan on Amazon. If you like action, this one delivers in bundles and must have cost a fortune to make. There's a few 'just take your brain out and enjoy' moments but otherwise it's all round excellent stuff. Personally, I thought it better than any of the Ryan based movies.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,847
    ayjaycee wrote:
    Jack Ryan on Amazon....Personally, I thought it better than any of the Ryan based movies.
    I agree. Less crash bang wallop than the movies, more subtle.
    And the better for it.
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  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 9,650
    Killing Eve, on iplayer.

    Mesmerisingly good television.
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  • TashmanTashman Posts: 2,830
    Daniel B wrote:
    Killing Eve, on iplayer.

    Mesmerisingly good television.
    I really enjoyed this too. For once a programme livid up to the hype generated about it. Right up until the last 30 seconds...
  • bianchimoonbianchimoon Posts: 3,942
    Daniel B wrote:
    Killing Eve, on iplayer.

    Mesmerisingly good television.
    This^, made the bodyguard look embarrassingly bad (which it was)
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  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,934
    Daniel B wrote:
    Killing Eve, on iplayer.

    Mesmerisingly good television.
    This^, made the bodyguard look embarrassingly bad (which it was)

    I thought the Bodyguard was a bit cheap and shallow given the hype it got, relatively entertaining though.

    Haunting of Hill House anyone? I've not started watching it, and I'll have to wait until the OH is out...
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 9,650
    Tashman wrote:
    Daniel B wrote:
    Killing Eve, on iplayer.

    Mesmerisingly good television.
    I really enjoyed this too. For once a programme livid up to the hype generated about it. Right up until the last 30 seconds...

    I totally missed the hype, just saw it on iplayer, and decided to give it a watch while I was on the Turbo.

    I know what you mean about the end, it was the only blot on the series - I wonder if it was altered late on as they had already decided they wanted a second series?
    This^, made the bodyguard look embarrassingly bad (which it was)

    I did enjoy the bodyguard, as I love a bit of Keeley me, but I understand how the comparison is a bit jarring.
    BG was more traditional shock tv, where as KE was a bit more imaginative non formulaic television imho.

    Best programs I have seen in recent years are Killing Eve, Maltese: The Mafia detective, Deutchsland 83.
    Deutschland 86 is reputed to be out next year.

    I have also been watching strangers on ITV with John of the Simms who IS a good actor, but versus Killing Eve it's somewhat flat and not really set anything racing at all for me. it's still watchable though, but only that.
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  • Man in the High Castle 3. I liked the first series, 2nd was good front and back, this series?
    Dunnoh, watched one episode and skipped the est
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,629
    Not a series but looking forward to They Shall Not Grow Old. Looks like being one of those truly remarkable pieces of TV.
  • crumbschiefcrumbschief Posts: 3,399
    Enjoying these two so far.

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    Discovery Of Witches

    Just been re watching The Strain,still cool.
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,629
    I'm struggling with Discovery of Witches, the wife has been watching it but I started to lose track in the second episode.
  • vimfuegovimfuego Posts: 1,783
    Recently caught on to Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. Loved it & watched both series in rapid succession with the sprogs (15 & 13 - both loved it too). A bit off the wall (based on the Douglas Adams books after all) but highly amusing & they clearly went to town on the second series.

    That and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I'm not really sure why it works so well, it's just a lightweight police based sitcom. Maybe it's just the cast & characters? Anyway, it works for me. Good lighthearted fun (Captain Holt's emotional range is something to behold).
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  • eric_draveneric_draven Posts: 1,173
    Snowfall season 2,a lot better than the first,seems the first was putting characters in place,few good plots in the second
  • Enjoying Killing Eve

    As above Brooklyn 99 is great fun.

    But, Daredevil. Season 3 in particular is epic epic television. Particularly one 11 minute, continuous take......
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  • DD season three was indeed a really good one and sadly probably the last for Matt Murdoch and pals now that Disney are pulling everything in house for their new streaming service. I'm not sure if they'll reboot with new actors, but who knows. That would be a big mistake IMO.

    Just the second season of The Punisher and the next Jessica Jones then it could be bye bye for the Netflix guys :-(
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    I've not seen Snowfall plugged by the BBC this year ? I enjoyed last years though.

    Has Taskmaster been mentioned on Dave ?

    It's series 7 now and available on their app. Hilarious stuff. Well worth a watch.
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 9,650
    Upstart Crow on iplayer, intelligent comedy, and for me, really emphasises how censored most of the alleged sitcoms are.
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  • ayjayceeayjaycee Posts: 1,277
    Daniel B wrote:
    Upstart Crow on iplayer, intelligent comedy, and for me, really emphasises how censored most of the alleged sitcoms are.
    Just goes to show how we are all different. I switched on to what I think was the third or fourth episode of Series 1 thinking that if it was any good, I'd catch up with the rest. I lasted about 5 minutes before switching over whilst thinking it was one of the biggest steaming piles that I had ever seen. Maybe I should have given it longer!
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  • I thought house of cards was brilliant. Then just as they started filming the final season, season 6, Kevin spacey was sacked. I feared that it couldn't possibly work without spacey and having just finished watching season 6 i can confirm that my reservations were right. Absolute censored , very disappointed.
  • bianchimoonbianchimoon Posts: 3,942
    'Lovesick' on Netflix surprised me, enjoyed it a lot more than I expected, reminded me of a mature 'men behaving badly' or 'Coupling'.
    All lies and jest..still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest....
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  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    I had to google that. Looks like it could be a good replacement for Top Gear.
  • _Jon__Jon_ Posts: 366
    Loudermilk on Amazon was really good, just a shame they haven't got season 2 yet. Making a murderer on Netflix was also interesting to watched (I binge watched most of it).

    I'm watching Rake at the moment which started well but seems to have gone downhill a bit after about the 4th episode.

    And recommendations for a dark comedy?
  • ayjayceeayjaycee Posts: 1,277
    edited November 2018
    Just finished watching 'Mr Inbetween' which is an Australian series about a hitman / gang enforcer who tries to combine that with an alter ego of 'normal' boyfriend and divorced dad. I thought it was a really good piece of work with violence and flashes of very dark humour throughout. The first season comprised six 30 minute episodes (23 minutes without ads) and I understand that a second is to be made. Spoiler Alert - the end of the 3rd episode involving dismembering a body for disposal is just brilliant.
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  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Narcos is back on Amazon. Great shows so far.
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