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58 minutes ago, Tommy Brown said:

 

 

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I fell asleep, will have start again.😭9

Good to see Kelly Mcdonald, loved her in Boardwalk Empire :whistling:

Something very hot about her in that series. 

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Just watched it. It isn’t that Kelly McDonald isn’t a good actor but she just doesn’t convince me so far as someone who as a woman that has had the drive and personality to reach DCI in a specialist police unit. Especially when she’s alongside Vicky McClure. Who incidentally managed to get her usual Nottingham Forest reference in. 

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On 20/03/2021 at 12:20, JamesM48 said:

Yes I’m on episode 3 and really enjoying it . 

Yes I think so too . He’s a great actor 

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Yes looking forward to it too . Still can’t get over the writer killing off its best ever character Lindsey Denton . It was heartbreaking . She was a terrific Ballsy female character with flaws but very human . Terrific acting from Keeley Hawes 

Yes I’m on episode 3. But all ready noted some plot holes . Like when Brian Cranston goes to the police station.with the son how did he know that the women cryings son was the person. His son ran over ??? Daft . It’s not a spoiler as it happens very soon into the series btw 


probably because she was with her husband who is a crime kingpin and being a judge knew who they were. Then put 2+2 together.

the whole series is full of plot holes , just need to overlook them all and enjoy.

a bit like 24 etc, never realistic but enjoyable 

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2 minutes ago, 1971fozzy said:


probably because she was with her husband who is a crime kingpin and being a judge knew who they were. Then put 2+2 together.

the whole series is full of plot holes , just need to overlook them all and enjoy.

a bit like 24 etc, never realistic but enjoyable 

On episode 7 now and I must say very disappointed In it . Like other said full of ludicrous plot holes and co incidences and character changes etc . But not that bad enough to not see how it all ends 

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10 hours ago, Tazio said:

Just watched it. It isn’t that Kelly McDonald isn’t a good actor but she just doesn’t convince me so far as someone who as a woman that has had the drive and personality to reach DCI in a specialist police unit. Especially when she’s alongside Vicky McClure. Who incidentally managed to get her usual Nottingham Forest reference in. 

It won't last the series, with Oddball quotes. What would make you write that, in this day and age. 

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10 hours ago, 1971fozzy said:


probably because she was with her husband who is a crime kingpin and being a judge knew who they were. Then put 2+2 together.

the whole series is full of plot holes , just need to overlook them all and enjoy.

a bit like 24 etc, never realistic but enjoyable 

Oh yes never thought about that silly me 😂 but plenty other ludicrous loop holes 

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10 hours ago, 1971fozzy said:


probably because she was with her husband who is a crime kingpin and being a judge knew who they were. Then put 2+2 together.

the whole series is full of plot holes , just need to overlook them all and enjoy.

a bit like 24 etc, never realistic but enjoyable 

Oh yes never thought about that silly me 😂 but plenty other ludicrous loop holes 

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Watched 3 seasons of Top Boy. First two seasons were from 2011 and most recent from 2019. About drug gangs in London. Really enjoyed them. Shows just how ruthless and greedy these people are.

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The Detectives: Fighting Organised Crime

 

Documentary series based in Manchester. First episode on iPlayer (BBC 2 section). A group of men kidnap drug dealers in Manchester and demand money. Torture them, including blow torching their ears and taking a hammer to their feet. Excellent first episode. Best thing on tv in ages. 

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2 hours ago, GinRummy said:

The Detectives: Fighting Organised Crime

 

Documentary series based in Manchester. First episode on iPlayer (BBC 2 section). A group of men kidnap drug dealers in Manchester and demand money. Torture them, including blow torching their ears and taking a hammer to their feet. Excellent first episode. Best thing on tv in ages. 

That was good, really good. How much did you just want a couple of burly big coppers to smash that Paris when he was threatening the cops? I thought that in itself was a crime but they were shit scared of him. Spoiler below on the outcome if anyone is wanting to watch.

Spoiler

Also annoying that the longest sentence went to the wee guy who was probably their minion and the two ringleaders got sentences of 9 and 12 years whilst he got 19.

 

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Just now, Ron Burgundy said:

That was good, really good. How much did you just want a couple of burly big coppers to smash that Paris when he was threatening the cops? I thought that in itself was a crime but they were shit scared of him.

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Also annoying that the longest sentence went to the wee guy who was probably their minion and the two ringleaders got sentences of 9 and 12 years whilst he got 19.

 

Yeah, You’ve got to imagine of it wasn’t on film he’d have been tasered and battered. Nasty big bully. 
 

Re your spoiler, said the same to my mate when we were talking about it today. Patsy. 

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Just now, GinRummy said:

Yeah, You’ve got to imagine of it wasn’t on film he’d have been tasered and battered. Nasty big bully. 
 

Re your spoiler, said the same to my mate when we were talking about it today. Patsy. 

These guys had a list of convictions as long as your arm. They should never have been free to walk the streets. A three strikes and you're  in for life would be best for these sort of guys.

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4 minutes ago, Ron Burgundy said:

These guys had a list of convictions as long as your arm. They should never have been free to walk the streets. A three strikes and you're  in for life would be best for these sort of guys.

Not keen on the way the three strikes thing has worked for some in America but for these types of criminals 9 and 12 year sentences aren’t enough. Hard to see them ever changing and,  as was touched on in last nights show, you’re into three generations of gang related criminals in some families. 

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26 minutes ago, GinRummy said:

Not keen on the way the three strikes thing has worked for some in America but for these types of criminals 9 and 12 year sentences aren’t enough. Hard to see them ever changing and,  as was touched on in last nights show, you’re into three generations of gang related criminals in some families. 

You should watch Top Boy, it's basically a drama of what we just watched but set in London. Horrible greedy people with absolutely no morals.

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2 minutes ago, Ron Burgundy said:

You should watch Top Boy, it's basically a drama of what we just watched but set in London. Horrible greedy people with absolutely no morals.

Seen it. Watched the originals years ago and wasn’t expecting it to come back after channel 4 dropped it. Loved the new series. There’s another series being made and should have been out by now but Covid delayed it so looking like next year. Great series. 

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2 hours ago, GinRummy said:

The Detectives: Fighting Organised Crime

 

Documentary series based in Manchester. First episode on iPlayer (BBC 2 section). A group of men kidnap drug dealers in Manchester and demand money. Torture them, including blow torching their ears and taking a hammer to their feet. Excellent first episode. Best thing on tv in ages. 

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On 22/03/2021 at 19:26, GinRummy said:

New series of 24 Hours in Police Custody on 4 at 9. Without a doubt my favourite show on the telly. 


Didn’t know this so cheers as like you it my favourite thing on tv 

 

Do you know how many episodes are in this series as sometimes they only do a couple 

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1 minute ago, theshed said:


Didn’t know this so cheers as like you it my favourite thing on tv 

 

Do you know how many episodes are in this series as sometimes they only do a couple 

I don’t mate. The one on Monday was a start to finish story. Not part 1 of 2 like they sometimes do. 

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48 minutes ago, GinRummy said:

I don’t mate. The one on Monday was a start to finish story. Not part 1 of 2 like they sometimes do. 

The boy Barry was a nasty piece of work with no conscience. 

 

It was sickening seeing the injuries to the little girl who he knocked over in the park. Her face was a mess but they didn't have the evidence to do him. 

 

Well done to the two young girls who provided enough evidence on him after he ditched them both at the same train station. Very brave! 

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1 minute ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

The boy Barry was a nasty piece of work with no conscience. 

 

It was sickening seeing the injuries to the little girl who he knocked over in the park. Her face was a mess but they didn't have the evidence to do him. 

 

Well done to the two young girls who provided enough evidence on him after he ditched them both at the same train station. Very brave! 

Couldn’t agree more. At the start of the show I didn’t think it would turn into a sex crime one but the guy has zero morals. Utter piece of shit. 

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1 minute ago, GinRummy said:

Couldn’t agree more. At the start of the show I didn’t think it would turn into a sex crime one but the guy has zero morals. Utter piece of shit. 

Will be interesting to learn how much of the sentence he serves. I was (satisfyingly) surprised to learn that he got 18 years. I would be willing to place money on him having committed those crimes before but went unpunished. 

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1 minute ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

Will be interesting to learn how much of the sentence he serves. I was (satisfyingly) surprised to learn that he got 18 years. I would be willing to place money on him having committed those crimes before but went unpunished. 

Think that’s a safe bet unfirtunately. A lot of victims of sexual crimes don’t come forward. 

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1 hour ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

The boy Barry was a nasty piece of work with no conscience. 

 

It was sickening seeing the injuries to the little girl who he knocked over in the park. Her face was a mess but they didn't have the evidence to do him. 

 

Well done to the two young girls who provided enough evidence on him after he ditched them both at the same train station. Very brave! 

 

An utter piece of ####. You'd be hard pressed to find a lower form of life on the planet. 

 

Hopefully they'll find evidence to charge him on more of his crimes to keep him in there for longer.

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1 hour ago, John Findlay said:

I've recorded all episodes of The Serpent and Marcella.

Are they worth watching?

The serpent is really good.

Marcellua has moments, OK at best.

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49 minutes ago, Tommy Brown said:

The serpent is really good.

Marcellua has moments, OK at best.

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3 hours ago, John Findlay said:

I've recorded all episodes of The Serpent and Marcella.

Are they worth watching?

 

I thought the first series of Marcella was very good. The second one not as good but still watchable. 

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26 minutes ago, Carl Fredrickson said:

 

I thought the first series of Marcella was very good. The second one not as good but still watchable. 

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4 hours ago, John Findlay said:

I've recorded all episodes of The Serpent and Marcella.

Are they worth watching?

 

The Serpent very much so, not seen Marcella.

 

The first episode or two of The Serpent can get a bit confusing as it jumps between time lines a lot. You will get used to it though and it's worth sticking with.

 

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1 hour ago, Ray Gin said:

 

The Serpent very much so, not seen Marcella.

 

The first episode or two of The Serpent can get a bit confusing as it jumps between time lines a lot. You will get used to it though and it's worth sticking with.

 

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I finished " Your honour".  I was initially enthusiatic about it but it tailed off towards the end.  6/10 for me' Despite the fine actors in it

 

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there will probably be a season 2 ...? judging by the ending where i think he may seek revenge against the Baxters. Im not that bothered though 

 

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I've watched walking dead and fear the walking dead

 

There's been slow episodes and times I've got fed up with it but I've generally watched it through.

 

How BAD is the latest season. Like paint drying and lacking any good characters, so far

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1 hour ago, Alan_R said:

I've watched walking dead and fear the walking dead

 

There's been slow episodes and times I've got fed up with it but I've generally watched it through.

 

How BAD is the latest season. Like paint drying and lacking any good characters, so far

i stopped watching it years ago in thinking that it wouldnt improve...seems i was right

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On 07/03/2021 at 21:19, Jamhammer said:

Just watched the first one. Promising 

Quite enjoying Bloodlands

 

yup liked that.

 

In terms of a couple of left field Netflix offerings 'Norsemen' was fun, 'Lupin' was very good too.

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2 minutes ago, Japan Jambo said:

 

yup liked that.

 

In terms of a couple of left field Netflix offerings 'Norsemen' was fun, 'Lupin' was very good too.

If you enjoyed Norsemen try Swedish Dicks on Netflix. Same quirky Scandinavian humour. 

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1 minute ago, Tazio said:

If you enjoyed Norsemen try Swedish Dicks on Netflix. Same quirky Scandinavian humour. 

 

Funnily enough I didn't click with that. Does it get better after a few episodes?

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Just now, Japan Jambo said:

 

Funnily enough I didn't click with that. Does it get better after a few episodes?

It doesn’t really change that much. I really enjoyed it for some reason even though it’s not my usual type of comedy. 

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Watched Allen v Farrow on sky documentaries.  Although you could argue it was only really one side’s story I think it’s clear that Allen is a very strange character and there are major question marks over his conduct (to say the least)

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10 minutes ago, hunts said:

Watched Allen v Farrow on sky documentaries.  Although you could argue it was only really one side’s story I think it’s clear that Allen is a very strange character and there are major question marks over his conduct (to say the least)

 

I have never been a fan of Allen, didnt "get" his films and as pointed out in the Sky doc, quite a few of them have young females falling for an older guy who was often played by Allen.

 

I agree with you in that it was one sided and I also have my doubts about him. 

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On 27/03/2021 at 16:47, JamesM48 said:

I finished " Your honour".  I was initially enthusiatic about it but it tailed off towards the end.  6/10 for me' Despite the fine actors in it

 

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there will probably be a season 2 ...? judging by the ending where i think he may seek revenge against the Baxters. Im not that bothered though 

 

 

Half way through it and the writing is nothing short of guff

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25 minutes ago, Jeff said:

 

Half way through it and the writing is nothing short of guff

Well it doesn’t really improve 

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Watching quicksand on Netflix. Pretty decent thriller up till episode 4. There is dubbing though as it’s a Swedish production 

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Just finished season 4 of Unforgotten. Tremendous once again with shattering finish. 

Hope we get season 5, but all in air just now. 

Last be of duty will struggle to better this. 

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On 28/03/2021 at 16:18, hunts said:

Watched Allen v Farrow on sky documentaries.  Although you could argue it was only really one side’s story I think it’s clear that Allen is a very strange character and there are major question marks over his conduct (to say the least)

It was very one sided documentary practically paid for by the Farrow odd ball clan . She is a nasty vindictive women I feel . It’s surely no coincidence that the allegations of one single act of abuse came at the same time as a hitter custody battle . It Makes no sense . If he was an abuser plenty more people would have come forward by now I think .  Maybe I’m biased as I love how films . I’m currently reading his auto biography which is very funny . Although I’ve not got to the abuse allegations part yet when it all turned sour . Allen is unfortunate in that he looks like a bit of a creep so that’s doesn’t work in his favour . Ted Bundy was a handsome  guy but an absolute nut so looks can ge decieving . A trite point but it’s an area he has been judged on , in this social Media trial by jury atmosphere Farrow has come from a very dysfunctional family , dad was abusing her , brother was an abuser , another brother topped   himself , mental health issues rife amongst her family too . Whereas Allen had a very stable happy childhood without any issues . 

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Just watched the first episode of The Irregulars on Netflix. Series about the street kids that Sherlock Holmes used to help in his cases. But instead of it being all about him it’s about them dealing with supernatural mysteries. Quite dark but good fun if you like those type of things. What I will say is that they’ve gone colourblind casting mad with it. Dr Watson is black, as is one of the kids. The main one is asian but her sister is white, l don’t mind the best actor for a part no matter what their colour but it’s almost like Netflix in particular is trying to make a point in everything now. 

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