Best TV shows or movies you can recommend (2 Viewers)

chiefdave

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Just watching the first episode of Presumed Innocent and its so bad I've stopped to google and make sure its not actually supposed to be some sort of spoof that's going over my head

Turns out its got rave reviews, god knows why
 

Great_Expectations

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Been playing catch up over the last few months, some highlights;

Stranger Things - I held off for years, as I tried a while ago, my partner didn’t like it after about 10 minutes and I never went back to it. So glad I finally did, incredible show and I loved the longer running times.

Top Boy - just finished series 3 (aka season 1 on Netflix), again really enjoying it and not sure why I held off. Probably closest thing I’ve seen to an English version of the Wire (albeit obviously not the same le

The Tourist - few slower episodes and probably hyped up to the point I was expecting more, but still really enjoyable.

Loudermilk - didn’t get it.

The Bear - not exactly a relaxing watch (!) and again I didn’t quite get the full hype. But I think it’s partly me as I’d often half watch it while doing something else, so I didn’t get as into it as I should have. Still got a few to watch and I can see the appeal.

Reservation Dogs - not sure I’d class it as a comedy but good story, some funny moments and interesting character development.
 

Sick Boy

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Been playing catch up over the last few months, some highlights;

Stranger Things - I held off for years, as I tried a while ago, my partner didn’t like it after about 10 minutes and I never went back to it. So glad I finally did, incredible show and I loved the longer running times.

Top Boy - just finished series 3 (aka season 1 on Netflix), again really enjoying it and not sure why I held off. Probably closest thing I’ve seen to an English version of the Wire (albeit obviously not the same le

The Tourist - few slower episodes and probably hyped up to the point I was expecting more, but still really enjoyable.

Loudermilk - didn’t get it.

The Bear - not exactly a relaxing watch (!) and again I didn’t quite get the full hype. But I think it’s partly me as I’d often half watch it while doing something else, so I didn’t get as into it as I should have. Still got a few to watch and I can see the appeal.

Reservation Dogs - not sure I’d class it as a comedy but good story, some funny moments and interesting character development.
The Bear and Top Boy are quality.
 

ProfessorbyGrace

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I was bored on Saturday, so I watched Sisu. 🤣

Funnily enough, not a hedge fund in sight.

Enjoyable, well shot, the lead actor was excellent, as was Aksel Hennie (of Headhunters fame). 7.5/10.

Not quite Scandinavian Noir, but enthralling at times, nonetheless.
 

Mcbean

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I was bored on Saturday, so I watched Sisu. 🤣

Funnily enough, not a hedge fund in sight.

Enjoyable, well shot, the lead actor was excellent, as was Aksel Hennie (of Headhunters fame). 7.5/10.

Not quite Scandinavian Noir, but enthralling at times, nonetheless
Scenery was pretty Smokey
 

ProfessorbyGrace

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Scenery was pretty Smokey
I would imagine a retreating army, employing Scorched Earth tactics, would indeed make any scenery a tad smokey. 🤣

I didn’t read the synopsis for the film, yet when I saw the introduction and context, I was half hoping the film was about Simo Hayha the legendary Finnish sniper. But the lead character was impressive, nonetheless.
 

chiefdave

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Loudermilk - didn’t get it.
don't binge often but got through this in a few days, absolutely loved it. seems to have really found its audience on Netflix to the point there's talk of a new series.
For the love of God please let something actually happen in Dark Matter.
About to watch this weeks, will something happen or is it another step towards being a shit Quantum Leap. Surely something has to happen, there's only this week and next week to go.
 

Nick

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Gave up on dark matter half way through the first. Is it no better?

Watching "tell them you love me". It's really strange.
 

chiefdave

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Gave up on dark matter half way through the first. Is it no better?

Watching "tell them you love me". It's really strange.
the beginning was the best part, its been downhill from there!

Tell Them You Love Me is super weird and fucked up.
 

Sky_Blue_Daz

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Just caught up with the first 2 episodes of the new series of house of the dragon , very good so far
 

Sky_Blue_Daz

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My mate worked on the first one in that series. He said the behind the scenes disasters were more entertaining than the film itself.
Apparently they are bringing out a seires of films including another wnnie the pooh, mickey mouse, bambi and pinocchio
 

chiefdave

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Gave up on dark matter half way through the first. Is it no better?
Watched the last episode tonight, def don't bother. I have no clue what is going on but it's not entertaining.

No word if it's being renewed so if it does finally get renewed you're looking at a couple of years until the next series. No chance Im going to be waiting that long, won't remember a thing that's happened and I'm not going to be rewatching it.

Feel like it's one of those shows some people will tell you is amazing because they haven't understood it either but don't want to admit it.
 

Otis

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Watched the last episode tonight, def don't bother. I have no clue what is going on but it's not entertaining.

No word if it's being renewed so if it does finally get renewed you're looking at a couple of years until the next series. No chance Im going to be waiting that long, won't remember a thing that's happened and I'm not going to be rewatching it.

Feel like it's one of those shows some people will tell you is amazing because they haven't understood it either but don't want to admit it.
I really liked it. Really disliked the final episode though.

It is completely daft and I did understand what was going on overall, but did get a bit confused and baffled on a few occasions and my missus had to put me right.

Bad ending I felt.
 

chiefdave

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I really liked it. Really disliked the final episode though.

It is completely daft and I did understand what was going on overall, but did get a bit confused and baffled on a few occasions and my missus had to put me right.

Bad ending I felt.
I was onboard when there was two versions and you basically had the good and bad version. Then it suddenly turned into Quantum Leap for a few episodes before they had a ridiculous number of versions of the same character.

There's probably a decent story in there somewhere but it was so muddled by the end. Apparently the guy who wrote this also did Wayward Pines. Another show that had a strong start and then went to absolute shit and made no sense.
 

Otis

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I was onboard when there was two versions and you basically had the good and bad version. Then it suddenly turned into Quantum Leap for a few episodes before they had a ridiculous number of versions of the same character.

There's probably a decent story in there somewhere but it was so muddled by the end. Apparently the guy who wrote this also did Wayward Pines. Another show that had a strong start and then went to absolute shit and made no sense.
Yeah, loved the first series of Wayward Pines.

What should have happened in Dark Matter, in my humble opinion is, that you have the two Jason's and then suddenly, unexpectedly and surprisingly, right near the end, you find that there is a third Jason, and the audience are not at all sure which is the original Jason out of the two supposedly "good" Jason's.

I think that would have really worked and been a great twist

This just got really daft in the end.
 

eedyut

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I really liked it. Really disliked the final episode though.

It is completely daft and I did understand what was going on overall, but did get a bit confused and baffled on a few occasions and my missus had to put me right.

Bad ending I felt.
Yeah it started quite badly, then got interesting, then belly flopped the landing...I'm pretty sure I grasped the concept but there was a glaring error for me...
the ring replacement so you you knew who the original was...surely the rubber band was worn by all the subsequent Jason's as he split after he put it on...but they all (from what they showed) had either a different colour, or nothing, from what I noticed - just a bit shit

Other bits are quite dodgy too, acting not the greatest in parts but if they stuck the landing it could be forgiven. For a more statifying, if not initially confusing show along similar lines, Constellation was ace IMO. But sadly it's not being renewed so booo!
 

chiefdave

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One episode into Douglas is Cancelled. Loving it so far, comedy dramas often fall into the trap of just being average at both at best but this one seems to be pulling it off.

Shouldn't be surprised given the people behind it and the all star cast that probably don't need to be doing a 4 part comedy drama.
 

Sbarcher

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Not sure how long it's been out, but just watched the 1st episode of Mad Dogs.
Pretty impressed with it and will certainly watch the whole series.
 

AOM

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House of the Dragon series 2 has been really good so far. Lost all interest after Game of Thrones ended so poorly, but think it's back to form at the moment
 

Sbarcher

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House of the Dragon series 2 has been really good so far. Lost all interest after Game of Thrones ended so poorly, but think it's back to form at the moment
Yes it’s a good watch. The build up is on the slow side but it’s full of intrigue.
 
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nicksar

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Not sure if it's been mentioned but "Scoop" is well worth watching,it tells the story of Newsnight setting up the interview with Prince Andrew.... they did him up like a kipper (thankfully).
 

Sky_Blue_Daz

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Just started watching an old drama on the bbc iplayer called the cops , really good
 

Sky_Blue_Daz

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Watched the latest Beverly Hills cop , great soundtrack some call backs to the original and a few good stunts

Decent saturday night film where you don't have to think too much
 

chiefdave

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Watched the latest Beverly Hills cop , great soundtrack some call backs to the original and a few good stunts

Decent saturday night film where you don't have to think too much
Watched it last night and really enjoyed it. Read some of the reviews today which would me up.

All the reviews seem to be 'if you love Beverly Hills Cop you'll like this' & 'Eddie Murphy steals the show', while also saying its shit. Who the fuck do they think a 4th movie is being made for other than people that like Beverly Hills Cop & Eddie Murphy?????
 

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