What TV show have you just watched

Talking of series/movie spin offs, S.W.A.T (the film was shit) is now on episode 2.
Very meh. Nothing great, nothing crap. just another cop show. The lead guy is utter bonk though. Crap actor/trying to be nails type.
 
Unforgotten season 3

London detectives investigate crimes from the past; unraveling secrets left buried for years.

Starring the very talented Nicola Walker
Agreed, Started this last night & it was as good as the previous 2 series. I find most of ITVs output these days to be shite, but this is really good stuff. Inspired casting of the two leads.
 

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TV for me is like buses, nothing for ages and then three come along together.

'Inside the Factory' BBC2, Nescafe this time, well narrated. Interesting was the total automation of the whole thing from truck with beans to truck with palleted jars, in this way much like previous shows in the series. Nobody about AT ALL except the people showing the presenter around. Corbyn must love these programmes. Clearly there are alternatives to Nestle so less worrying than the episodes on say milk, or bread, which showed that if something took out just one factory there would be a huge hole in our food chain.

Then the new sewer on BBC2 - huge engineering project to shift London's sh!t which is flowing generously into the Thames. I had thought the good news over recent years was how the Thames had been cleaned up, salmon going up river etc. Not so I think, it's horrible and don't fall in. I just rather like pics of these huge engineering projects like this and Crossrail and so forth. Fortunately TV doesn't do smells yet.

Finally on catchup, architect and artist Rennie Mackintosh (and his artist wife) on BBC4, a very interesting bio that could have been a bit shorter with a bit less of the presenter, but that's the BBC way.
 
Knightfall - the new Amazon series about the last years of the Templars.



I enjoyed the first episode (given the avatar, I'd hope so!) - well acted and costumed, but the opening plotline is a bit stereotyped and the historical timeline is a bit off (but by years rather than decades). Quite bloody, but then mediaeval violence was...

From the reviews evidently a bit marmite - some loved it, others hated it - but a lot say it warms up nicely as the episodes develop.
 
Our Guy in Russia. A potentially good series giving a quirky view of the Motherland.. but kind of spoilt by having Guy Martin as the lead presenter. He may be a great biker, have a natural bent for proper Fred Dibnah engineering and be as daft as a brush, but he's not a TV presenter by a long chalk. He's just a relatively introverted bloke with aspergers.... lost count how many times in this first episode he said ".that's mad that is..". Drove a Zil at 10mph around Moscow (not the most exciting tv). Probably not helped by him having to talk to everyone through an interpretor who may have struggled with his Grimsby natter like...

Maybe if he was the support act to a better lead soviet/brit presenter it would be better. That would be dead good that...
 
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I am ploughing through it but admit i am getting really confused with who is who and on what side!! I have to keep Googling
I believe that the Mercans are the jolly nice people who are trying to dish out 'Freedom' in the form of body counts and napalm, and the nasty evil communists are saying 'Noooo we don't want your awful Fleedom, you numma 10 Gai'eye, now go away'.
Or something like that.

Or in a nutshell, it was the French bastards fault, they sucked the US into it, the US didn't avoid the war when they could, the leaders in the south were corrupt as fvck, Ho Chi Minh was actually a patriot (at first anyway) and seems to be a good guy but he needed Communist support to free his country and it all went very pair shaped.
 
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Knightfall - the new Amazon series about the last years of the Templars.



I enjoyed the first episode (given the avatar, I'd hope so!) - well acted and costumed, but the opening plotline is a bit stereotyped and the historical timeline is a bit off (but by years rather than decades). Quite bloody, but then mediaeval violence was...

From the reviews evidently a bit marmite - some loved it, others hated it - but a lot say it warms up nicely as the episodes develop.
Is there any profanity, Frontier was spoilt by incessant swear words that would make @Fang_Farrier puce with embarrassment
 

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Quite liking SIX, the tale of a team from SEAL Team 6. Missed the first series and had to catch up, but it seem's well made with plenty of the right kit, a reasonable smattering of blood and snot, alcohol abuse and some inferred sex.
 
Quite liking SIX, the tale of a team from SEAL Team 6. Missed the first series and had to catch up, but it seem's well made with plenty of the right kit, a reasonable smattering of blood and snot, alcohol abuse and some inferred sex.
I couldn't get to like that for some reason. Seemed very cliched & couldn't get the animosity within the team side of it when i n reality that sort of shit gets nipped in the bud. It felt to me like soap opera storylines meshed into warry scenery.
I'm about 4 episodes into Seal Team that is on sky & that is better imo, still some same old same old catering for the brain dead civvy viewer stuff but its pretty good. Last ep i saw had a rather spectacular bit of gucci gun porn avec cracking special effects where our team is exfil'ing from a rescue aboard a docked hijacked research ship & the cover team comes steaming in in their big mean fast boat with minigun giving it big licks off the pointy end. Excellent effects of the tracers chewing up the opposition.
 
I couldn't get to like that for some reason. Seemed very cliched & couldn't get the animosity within the team side of it when i n reality that sort of shit gets nipped in the bud. It felt to me like soap opera storylines meshed into warry scenery.
I'm about 4 episodes into Seal Team that is on sky & that is better imo, still some same old same old catering for the brain dead civvy viewer stuff but its pretty good. Last ep i saw had a rather spectacular bit of gucci gun porn avec cracking special effects where our team is exfil'ing from a rescue aboard a docked hijacked research ship & the cover team comes steaming in in their big mean fast boat with minigun giving it big licks off the pointy end. Excellent effects of the tracers chewing up the opposition.
Ditto. Lots of rub in the team, considering how 6 select their blokes initially but, its TV and it needs to be watchable and get the ratings.

The vampire FBI agent is doing quite well as a team leader in SEAL Team. They have a couple of blokes in the TV team who have slid into TV land and have actual experience aswell (Grey was an active tour Ranger and Melnick the dog handler is experienced as such and was a plod) also their tech advisor is a former SEAL.

I like to see what kit they are using and often times they are better equipped than some of the blokes I have heard whingeing about having to private purchase as they don't get issued gear they need/want.
 
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While Mrs.B&B was off flying the globe, I watched a programme that was rife with
ageism, youthism, sexism, racism, womanism, manism, antisemitism, violence and bulling. And the level of sexual innuendo toward a hard working member of the NHS was simply appalling.

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But bloody funny.
 

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