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- Malvern RiderMember
Can’t read whole thread but in case not mentioned:
– Making a Murderer pt 2 is out. The first was a jaw-dropping documentary. This is the aftermath/push for acquittal and is no less compelling. Kathleen Zellner’s mind is as sharp as a knife.
– British Bakeoff. All of ’em.Posted 6 months agogiant_scumMember
Watch Outlaw King at the weekend, it’s no Braveheart thank goodness.
It was filmed local to us, best bit was when Robert was crowned and they were having a bit of a soiree next to a Loch Linlithgow Loch). Cut to De Valance in his castle (Linlithgow Palace) saying he’ll need to go sort him out, he could have been there in 5 minutes if he had bothered looking over the battlements!
Good movie though.Posted 6 months agotoby1Member
The Sinner season 2 is compelling so far, 4 episodes in and going well. The Good place I’ve persisted with as it does improve a bit, but it’s still not great. The Haunting of Hill house, I’m intrigued as to where it’s going, thought it was getting quite metaphorical last episode I watched, looking forward to seeing how it pans out, have had to scrape my wife off the roof a couple of times though, they plan their surprises well.
Amazon have reduced the fire stick and I really want to watch American Gods so I’ve bought a stick, so my Netflix time may slump for a few weeks at least, I suspect Netflix is better overall though.Posted 6 months agokcrMember
Outlaw King was a competently made film, authentic looking battle sequences, beautiful shots of sweeping scenery, even the accents were pretty good (I thought one of the dodgiest accents came from one of the few Scottish actors in the film!).
However, it was just lacking the magic ingredient somehow. The by the numbers historical drama didn’t really grip me, and it fizzles out a bit and ends just as Bruce’s campaign gets going. Maybe they were keeping the door open for Outlaw King II – The Road to Bannockburn, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.Posted 6 months agoStonerMember
have given up on Making a Murderer 2 at ep3. Too much a personal vehicle for Kellner and over dramatised “discoveries”. And “cuddly” interviews with the Dassey and Avery familes. SO I cheated and read the wiki on where things have ended up, and despite legal process the US federal justice system is obviously still crooked and both are still banged-up.
on a similar subject, this ended up in my twitter feed* yesterday and it’s very funny and informative.
*Thanks Ben Kinetics, follow him on @bencooper, @KineticsGlasgow for interesting stuff.
Watched another episode of Ozark. Still enjoying it, especially the Snell storyline, but ****-me Marty’s daughter is way beyond needing taking out back with a shotgun!Posted 6 months agoFuzzyWuzzySubscriber
Ozark is OK, not finding it something I want to binge-watch though. Also agree on the kids, if I were Marty I’d have done a runner with the cash and left the family as payment…
Totally agree with KCR’s review of the Outlaw King to
July 22 was pretty poor to I thought, although not really sure what I was expecting given the events it’s about. It was just dull.Posted 6 months ago13thfloormonkMember
Almost want to watch Buster Scruggs again, although I was left curiously disappointed first time round it has also stuck with me, almost feels like an itch I need to scratch again. I was like that with Big Lebowski also, think I’m just a wee bit slow with some movies and sometimes miss the point first time round…
But in the meantime, having borrowed Sister-in-Laws Netflix login, I’ve found series 3 of Rick and Morty, hey-o!Posted 6 months agomartinhutchSubscriber
I can understand that Buster Scruggs wouldn’t be for everyone. I don’t think there is an overarching point to the stories. Seemed like a good mix of macabre and light-hearted to me, with some lovely dialogue, and fantastic cinematography. Enjoyed all of them
PAN SHOT!Posted 6 months agochamleyMember
Following a recommendation from family in Australia we’ve been getting into Rake. It’s a black comedy drama about a barrister who’s a disaster, lots of swearing and boozing plus some really good guest actors. Hugo Weaving stars in the first episode as a cannibal. Lots of laugh out loud moments and theres plenty of episodes up if you happen to get into itPosted 6 months agosadexpunkSubscriber
Following a recommendation from family in Australia we’ve been getting into Rake. It’s a black comedy drama about a barrister who’s a disaster, lots of swearing and boozing plus some really good guest actors. Hugo Weaving stars in the first episode as a cannibal. Lots of laugh out loud moments and theres plenty of episodes up if you happen to get into it
just started this last night after reading this recommendation and really enjoying it. i can only think of describing it as a ‘californication-lite’. a lot of similarities, not quite as much sex or laugh out loud moments, but still very good.Posted 6 months agohoneybadgerxSubscriber
I’ve just discovered Big Mouth, which I’m very much enjoying as a bung on whilst sat on the turbo or for light relief. Finally finished season 3 of Daredevil, which I enjoyed, but just isn’t quite grabbing me as much as it used too. I think the Punisher has spoiled me.Posted 6 months agosimmozMember
Jack Ryan series on prime was great, nothing too deep but very bingeable.
Tried ozark but found it quite boring. It’s a shame because I like the premise and really wanted it to be good.
Just started ‘the Americans’ which I cannot believe passed me by for six seasons. Couple episodes in and it’s Sooo good.Posted 6 months agoDezBSubscriber
souls journeying to the afterlife united only by the randomness of their journeys and ignorance of what lies ahead?
Nope, I saw some people in a carriage, going to a big house.
Started watching the “Masterpiece” that is ROMA. Erm, I’ll have to pick up later, cos the first hour I found extremely boring. Best bit was a car tyre squidging some dog shit. I know there’s more engaging stuff to come, cos I’ve seen the stills, but a family cleaner just going about her business, for some reason I don’t find that riveting.Posted 6 months agoepicycloSubscriber
Following a recommendation from family in Australia we’ve been getting into Rake.
My wife was a barrister in Oz. She loves it and follows every episode closely.
Reckons it’s based on true life, a composite of various characters in the Bar. From what I’ve seen of Australian barristers, I believe her. 🙂Posted 6 months ago
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