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  • luv2ride
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    Anyone else having trouble trying to watch Fallout on Amazon Prime? Was thoroughly enjoying Ep1, until it loses streaming 3/4 in. Tried 3 times now, and get the ‘spinning ring’ in the middle of the screen at same point in the programme each go. All other channels are fine (sky Q box). Eventally get a “oop’s, there’s a problem” message if i leave it spinning…pain as i was thinking it was rather good!

    FB-ATB
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    No- I saw all of ep1 and half of ep2 tonight with no problem

    DrJ
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    The criticism of his age isn’t really relevant, there’s loads of films where actors are nowhere near the age the characters are supposed to be

    And surely a TV series is not required to be a perfect image of a book, or some other film? What about “Plein Soleil”? That can’t be right – they don’t speak French in the book 🙂

    wait4me
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    Yes luv2ride, same thing happened to me last night. Assumed it was my internet playing up but seems quite a coincidence. Hoping to finish the episode tonight.

    johnx2
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    The criticism of his age isn’t really relevant, 

    To me this Ripley story though is about a young (psychopathic) man escaping his grim life and finding his way in a new milieux. It doesn’t work as well if he’s waited until middle age to do this.

    Anyway, it’s good and so is Fallout. (We’d get occasional issues with Prime until we ditched the rubbish virgin router.)

    stanley
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    Loving Ripley on Netflix. The black and white is beautifully shot, and the sound track is amazing. Watched episode 5 last night and then couldn’t sleep!

    fossy
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    Scoop was worth a watch. Gillian Anderson, Billie Piper and Keeley Hawes (Ashes to Ashes).

    One episode into Fallout – so far so good.

    doomanic
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    Fallout through my smart TV was unwatchable so I downloaded the whole season onto my Mac and watched it that way. Three episodes yesterday and it’s great.

    DrP
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    I’m SOOOO pleased Dexter is now on Netflix.

    I watched it years ago – brilliant to rewatch with the OH.. I’m really lsitening more to his inner monologue than I did before, which is cool.

    DrP

    racingsnail
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    Fallout worked fine on my smart tv. 4 episodes in and Im hoping they have the weird wasteland perk on, and I want to see a deathclaw.

    zilog6128
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    Yeah watched the first 2 and a bit episodes of Fallout yesterday. I played the 3rd game a bit but not particularly a fan (I did love the aesthetic though! just can’t really be arsed with that sort of game 😂) I think it’s really good so far, captures the vibe – just the right amount of wackiness, enjoying it much more than The Last of Us which I found very tedious!

    desperatebicycle
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    Not seen mention of Baby Reindeer yet. Number 1 in the Netflix chart! We stopped after about ep 5 with no desire to return to it. It lulls you in as a bit lighthearted “haha bloke has a fat stalker!”, but gets darker and more unpleasant as it goes on. Really not the “entertainment” we were expecting. Partner is a psychiatrist and she said it was like being at work!
    I really didn’t care enough about the main protagonist to find out what happens to him.

    BoardinBob
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    Not sure if there was a dedicated thread but I was disappointed in 3 Body Problem. Started ok then descended into some kind of sci fi Hollyoaks. It just looked very cheap and the acting was terrible. Can’t see me bothering with a 2nd series if they do one

    DrJ
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    Not seen mention of Baby Reindeer yet. Number 1 in the Netflix chart! We stopped after about ep 5 with no desire to return to it.

    We stopped after the first episode.  Utter shite.

    BoardinBob
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    Baby Reindeer was fantastic for me.

    Lured in as a comedy then takes a huge diversion. Blitzed all 7 episodes yesterday. It’s an absolute rollercoaster

    Utterly insane that it’s a true story albeit with some changes to protect certain characters

    crazy-legs
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    I started watching Red Eye on ITVX.

    Richard Armitage – him again off all those Harlen Coben thrillers on Netflix – doing basically the same schtick on ITVX in a wildly preposterous but fairly watchable conspiracy theory/murder mystery thriller with plot twists.

    Exactly like Harlen Coben then.

    chakaping
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    Probably mentioned on previous pages, but I’ve been enjoying Snowfall on Disney – it’s a bit like a Narcos of crack, set in LA. Created by John Singleton who did Boyz In the Hood.

    A bit broader than Narcos, but still v good.

    Started ok then descended into some kind of sci fi Hollyoaks.

    Hang on, now I’m suddenly getting interested.

    desperatebicycle
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    Think Snowfall finished on BBC earlier in the year. Definitely worth watching all the seriesesess er, seasons.

    BoardinBob
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    Snowfall is one of the greatest, and most underrated, shows of all time. Utterly fantastic from start to finish. It is a subject I had a strong interest in long before the show as it’s basically based on Freeway Ricky Ross and if you know who that is then you know the wider backstory. As a companion piece, I massively recommend the book Dark Alliance by Gary Webb

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Alliance_(book)

    martinhutch
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    Harlen Coben thrillers

    After watching a few episodes of ‘Fool Me Once’, even the mention of Harlen Coben gets a series ignored.

    thepodge
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    Anything worthwhile on Amazon?

    We’ve got another 10 weeks of free subscription & got bored of the user interface so need recommendations.

    wordnumb
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    Anything worthwhile on Amazon?

    Who can tell? The menu system seems designed by the team behind Why Don’t You*.

    *Why Don’t You was a kids TV programme based on the premise the viewer should stop watching tv and go do something else instead. Counter productive to ratings you’d guess.

    **So the joke is that the Amazon streaming menu seems to actively disuade the viewer from finding and watching anything.

    woody2000
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    Amazon – man in the high castle, Goliath, patriot, sneaky Pete.

    thepodge
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    Started MITHC years ago and never continued as it seemed to be “American models save the world”, does it get better? I was hoping for something a bit darker.

    Same with Fallout, was good but hoped for a more gritty story.

    woody2000
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    I enjoyed it, felt it carried the story pretty well right through the series. Depends how far you got, but it does get a bit darker IMO.

    desperatebicycle
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    Saw Amazon’s Roadhouse recommended on here, put it on for a bit of silliness, but oh my god, what cack. How did they get Jake Jake Gyllenhaal to sign up for that?! Ok, silly action film, but the script was surely written by a 5 year old. One of the last bits I watched – a joke around a grown man not knowing what a “draw” was. Hilarious.

    llama
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    Anything worthwhile on Amazon?

    Fargo new one (s5 but also s1 and s2 are ‘super’)
    Not what I wrote about Sandman because its Netflix doh
    Last of us (ep3 is amaze)

    honeybadgerx
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    If you’re into documentaries about medieval grain harvesting, Rebel Moon Part 2 is out on Netflix.

    bigdugsbaws
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    Goliath is magnificent

    martinhutch
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    Started MITHC years ago and never continued as it seemed to be “American models save the world”, does it get better? I was hoping for something a bit darker.

    Held my interest pretty well. But don’t pin your hopes on a satisfying ending!

    BoardinBob
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    Goliath is magnificent

    Season 3 wasn’t.

    toby1
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    Did I miss mention of Brothers Sun?

    It’s silly, but fun with a good mix of martial arts and daft characters.

    Ripley I’m finding great as an insomnia cure.

    crazy-legs
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    After watching a few episodes of ‘Fool Me Once’, even the mention of Harlen Coben gets a series ignored.

    This is the second almost complete rip-off of Harlen Coben-esque plots that ITVX have done. The first was After the Flood (which had some scenes filmed on my road!) but basically ITV have seen the boom for Netflix based off his novels and are just doing the same thing – on a marginally lower budget and with less good special effects although impressively they’ve managed to maintain the sheer ridiculousness and number of wild plotholes.

    And Red Eye is exactly like a Coben thriller, right down to the plot reveals in the final episode, even right down to Richard Armitage playing the “handsome but slightly mysterious man”.

    chakaping
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    Has anybody watched Passenger on ITV?

    It was filmed just up the road from me, where I ride a lot.

    I went through when they’d covered the place in fake snow, it was quite weird. Curious to see it on the screen but wary that it might be derivative shite

    kilo
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    Mrs Kilo has been binging on One Day on Netflix.

    I found it a load of predictable middle class, student, toss. The only interesting bit being Where were you? by The Mekons appearing on the soundtrack. YMMV.

    Caher
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    Amazon – The Boys.

    fooman
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    A few more Amazon I enjoyed recently

    Gen V

    Invincible

    Outer Range

    RoboDoc (if you liked the original RoboCop)

    Jack Ryan

    desperatebicycle
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    Spotless on Netflix is pretty good. About a crime scene cleaner who gets involved with “the mob”… sounds familiar.. but this is based in London, with a French man as the cleaner. It’s quite odd, very low lighting and the French actors are totally miscast (both irresistible to ALL women (and girls) even though one is overweight and looks like he stinks and the other is miserable all the time!!) its quite absorbing and we breezed through the first 7 episodes.. Much better than the American version anyway.

    DrJ
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    Not a recommendation but … I got a mail from Netflix telling me they’ve moved me to their new “with ads” service, for 4.99 or some such amount. Did you get the same? Curious to see how many ads there are, and if it’s watchable.

    RamseyNeil
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    We watched , and really liked Laudermilk  . Quite a clever , well thought out comedy IMO

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