Best TV shows or movies you can recommend

clint van damme

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If you guys enjoy Mr Inbetween. Dont miss the original film it was based on called The Magician. Same lead actor too.
Thanks for the heads up. Will definitely check that out
 
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Sky_Blue_Daz

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you and others list loads of programmes I like suggesting similar taste but then throw Ozarks in which I honestly thought got worse and worse and the last series was awful (though I stuck with it because sometimes you just have to!).

Mr. Inbetween is another relatively unknown gem from Australia, I thought it was superb.
Seen that advertised on fox , I’ll give it a watch
 
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What a line in ep 8 of the boys tonight. Talk about laugh out loud...

wont spoil it for those not seen it yet..
 
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Raised by Wolves looks very intriguing on HBO Max.

Looks like a very decent Sci-if series from Ridley Scott with echos of certain elements from the 'Alien' saga.

Just getting through the first episode now.

Looks very well made.

 

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Currently watching Damnation on Netflix. Only one series unfortunately. Set in 1930s rural USA story of fight between farmers (organised by a ‘preacher’) and greedy industrialists, corrupt sherif, bankers etc. Excellent performances, production and direction.


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Top 3 of all time would be:
Breaking bad
The sopranos
and probably less obvious - Money Heist.

For money heist, make sure you put it as original Spanish audio and then English subtitles. I think when I first tried to watch it it defaulted to the dubbed English and it was cringey and I turned it off after ten minutes. With the original a idiot though...wow. I’ve never been so on edge for a TV show, was fantastic.

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Boardwalk empire
Peaky Blinders
Peep Show
Band of Brothers
Parks and Recreation
The Marvelous Miss Maisel
 

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Has anyone watched the handmaids tale? Is it worth a watch?
 

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I absolutely love Gomorrah, right up there with The Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad etc.
Romanzo Criminale is another good Italian series.
Gomorrah is quality. If you don't mind subtitles, checkout Das Boot
 
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Top 3 of all time would be:
Breaking bad
The sopranos
and probably less obvious - Money Heist.

For money heist, make sure you put it as original Spanish audio and then English subtitles. I think when I first tried to watch it it defaulted to the dubbed English and it was cringey and I turned it off after ten minutes. With the original a idiot though...wow. I’ve never been so on edge for a TV show, was fantastic.

Notable mentions for

Boardwalk empire
Peaky Blinders
Peep Show
Band of Brothers
Parks and Recreation
The Marvelous Miss Maisel
Yeah, we watched Money Heist dubbed into English and at times it was dreadful
 

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Oblivion.

Amazing film and the music is done by m83. Something about just gets me every time.

Would recommend to anyone.
 
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Oxford
Black Sails
Hell on Wheels
Deadwood

All really authentic well made series.
 

Sky_Blue_Daz

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Latest series of billions is decent
 

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watched the new Borat film, it was ok
Randy Rudy is in bother
Sneaky Pete is next on the list
 
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Sky_Blue_Daz

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Anyone watched the new series of Taskmaster ?
 
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About 2 weeks ago on channel 4, just caught up with the first 2 episodes
 

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If you like Horror then I’d recommend ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ - clever and sinister in equal measure.
 

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Just finished watching The Queen's Gambit on Netflix. Highly recommended. Made me want to take up chess (I know the moves etc. but none of the standard strategies such a Sicilian defence etc.).
I had no idea Her Maj was a film director!
 

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Few recommendations from recent viewing. All Netflix.

Mindhunter - series about the FBI developing criminal profiling. Two agents modelled on real people interview serial killers in prison. Fantastic show and has led me on to the real Agent’s many books on the subject.

The trial of the Chicago 7 - film based on a true story about the anti-Vietnam war movement and the US Govt’s bent prosecution over a demo in Chicago. Sacha Baron Cohen is excellent in a “real“ acting role.

His House - IF you must watch horror (the wife makes us occasionally - although it tends to bore me) then this film was decent for the genre. Two refugees flee war torn Africa and get put in a Council property in UK but have brought an evil spirit with them.

I also concur with Handmade’s Tale... amazing show. Planning to read the books soon.
 

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Few recommendations from recent viewing. All Netflix.

Mindhunter - series about the FBI developing criminal profiling. Two agents modelled on real people interview serial killers in prison. Fantastic show and has led me on to the real Agent’s many books on the subject.

The trial of the Chicago 7 - film based on a true story about the anti-Vietnam war movement and the US Govt’s bent prosecution over a demo in Chicago. Sacha Baron Cohen is excellent in a “real“ acting role.

His House - IF you must watch horror (the wife makes us occasionally - although it tends to bore me) then this film was decent for the genre. Two refugees flee war torn Africa and get put in a Council property in UK but have brought an evil spirit with them.

I also concur with Handmade’s Tale... amazing show. Planning to read the books soon.
I'm not sure if Chicago 7 had a cinema release but if it did I think SBC could be in for an Oscar nomination. His performance was superb

Which books did you read related to mindhunter?
 

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I'm not sure if Chicago 7 had a cinema release but if it did I think SBC could be in for an Oscar nomination. His performance was superb

Which books did you read related to mindhunter?
It had limited release in US I think mate. Was to be a full release but Covid scuppered that so Netflix bought the rights.

I’m currently reading The Killer Across the Table. John Douglas is the Agent/Author. But from that I can see he has written a few books so will be checking them out after.

The one mentioned here is his newest, released after Mindhunter I believe. The actual show is based on his book of the same name.
 

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It had limited release in US I think mate. Was to be a full release but Covid scuppered that so Netflix bought the rights.

I’m currently reading The Killer Across the Table. John Douglas is the Agent/Author. But from that I can see he has written a few books so will be checking them out after.

The one mentioned here is his newest, released after Mindhunter I believe. The actual show is based on his book of the same name.
The Holden character was based on Robert Ressler. I read Resslers book, I think the title was he who fights monsters.
The incident where Holden ends up alone in the room with Keller is in his Resslers book, it actually happened to him.
 

stay_up_skyblues

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The Holden character was based on Robert Ressler. I read Resslers book, I think the title was he who fights monsters.
The incident where Holden ends up alone in the room with Keller is in his Resslers book, it actually happened to him.
Think it’s somewhere in between mate.

“The character of Holden Ford is loosely based on FBI agent John E. Douglas, on whose book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit the show is based.[23][24] The character of Bill Tench is based on pioneering FBI agent Robert K. Ressler.”
 
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Accidentally stumbled across the first episode of the second series last night. Looks even better than the first series!

 

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Accidentally stumbled across the first episode of the second series last night. Looks even better than the first series!

But is the second episode of the first series better than the first episode of the second series?