What TV show have you just watched

Just finished Better Call Saul series 4. Absolutely brilliant, and happily season 5 already commissioned.
Other Netflix series worth watching:
Weeds
Narcos
The Thick of It
House of Cards (original with Ian Richardson)
The Vietnam War (uncut version of the BBC series)
 
This week I will mostly be binge watching 'Killing Eve' on the iPlayer whilst in my hotel.
I wouldn't bother the plot is about as believable as an MoD equipment delivery date. The only attraction, mind it is an attraction, is Jodie Comer, stunningly attractive and playing a complete psycho with total conviction.
 
I wouldn't bother the plot is about as believable as an MoD equipment delivery date. The only attraction, mind it is an attraction, is Jodie Comer, stunningly attractive and playing a complete psycho with total conviction.
Plot? There was a plot?

Totally agree re Jodie Comer though.

The characterisations reminded me a bit of the some of players in the Mick Herron's Jonathan Lamb novels.
 
I'm beginning to get into A Discovery of Witches on Sky 1. Despite the fact there are vampires there is, at present, no pointless gore. The base line is about segregation so it might be a bit PC for some of us, but the detailed plot line is not obvious and the acting is good.
 
I'm beginning to get into A Discovery of Witches on Sky 1. Despite the fact there are vampires there is, at present, no pointless gore. The base line is about segregation so it might be a bit PC for some of us, but the detailed plot line is not obvious and the acting is good.
Me & the lass are into this too as we read the books a while ago which, tbf, are pretty good. Apart from the casting of the female lead, as fit as she is, seeming too young for the part, its bloody good.
 
Walking Dead.
Well about 15 mins before realising that I gave up on it on the last mid season break so didn't recognise half of the characters and the only decent one I actually liked Neegan wasn't there.

After watching the hopeless band of idiots:
Decide that the best way to replicate a plough is to get a full sized one (which is heavy) as opposed to a book. Realise that the glass floor they're on is cracking so carry on rather than look at a way of spreading the weight.
Run away from about 10 walkers which they were happily wiping out at the start of their little trip.
Then when one of the fools gets bitten suddenly discover that they can wipe out the zombies with ease when they're 3 morons down.
Return to their little townships which are heavily defended by the never failed yet single strand of barbed wire....Oh hang on we've been overrun again. Now why does that keep happening?!
FFS defence in depth!!

I decided I'd had enough, theres only so much of my own moaning I and take.
 
Walking Dead.
Well about 15 mins before realising that I gave up on it on the last mid season break so didn't recognise half of the characters and the only decent one I actually liked Neegan wasn't there.

After watching the hopeless band of idiots:
Decide that the best way to replicate a plough is to get a full sized one (which is heavy) as opposed to a book. Realise that the glass floor they're on is cracking so carry on rather than look at a way of spreading the weight.
Run away from about 10 walkers which they were happily wiping out at the start of their little trip.
Then when one of the fools gets bitten suddenly discover that they can wipe out the zombies with ease when they're 3 morons down.
Return to their little townships which are heavily defended by the never failed yet single strand of barbed wire....Oh hang on we've been overrun again. Now why does that keep happening?!
FFS defence in depth!!

I decided I'd had enough, theres only so much of my own moaning I and take.
Gave up about 3 seasons ago, its run its course.
 

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Helen Fry, the Magic of Numbers. vvg - is mathematics discovered or invented? My take is we just invent notations to describe what we have discovered.
 
If you think WD is bad you should have a look at Fear the Walking Dead. It's a completely different story line (apart from those pesky zombies). I winced through the first series when it first came out and didn't bother to watch any more. However, in the last week, being bored at having caught up with my favourite series, I decided to catch up.
I don't think I have ever watched a zombie genre film or series where I was willing the zombies to bite the feck out of the hapless actors. At times, they're more wooden and one dimensional than the dead.
The idiots make the same mistake, every fecking episode.

Biff, watching shite so you don't have to.
I gave up on FtWD after about 20 mins of the first episode. Just didn't engage with me at all. Went and watched Altered Carbon and The Expanse instead.
 
Me & the lass are into this too as we read the books a while ago which, tbf, are pretty good. Apart from the casting of the female lead, as fit as she is, seeming too young for the part, its bloody good.
I'd never heard of it, but then I don't have Sky or any of the other 'pay extra to watch telly' channels.

I have seen that there's a book in the supermarkets but the title put me off. What's the storyline?
 
Just finished Future man series one, currently showing on Sy-Fy, about time travellers from the future come back to save humanity after a "chosen one" wins a computer game they put out as a test. I enjoyed it and just my kind of humour plus I would do nasty things to Tiger(Eliza Coupe) given the chance.
 
Awwww . . . Carter just got "deaded" . . :( .

I liked Carter :( .
 
Another vote here for Better Call Saul. Halfway through season 3.
Was starting to wish they’d get on with it (the story that is) but finally realised that’s the point: it’s so clever and well crafted, what’s the rush? It’s really coming together, brilliant writing.



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I'd never heard of it, but then I don't have Sky or any of the other 'pay extra to watch telly' channels.

I have seen that there's a book in the supermarkets but the title put me off. What's the storyline?
Spoiler alert for episode 1 of the TV series.



There are three non human species demons, witches and vampires, who don't get on and keep themselves segregated. These species are having problems. A witch who has renounced the practice after her parents were killed when she was a child is an academic with an interest in alchemy. She orders an original old book from the Bodleian Library Oxford and when she opens it weird things happen to her. Everyone get excited she has seen the book because it has been missing for hundreds of years and they want to read it, each for their own ends. Plot developments: - who is on her side and who isn't, what rules must she [should she] break to find out what's going on, what is she going to learn about witchcraft whether she likes it or not, what are the full implications of the weird effects. Oh and there's a love interest plot as well, which is why in the TV series she's young and pretty.
Since I usually enjoy books more that TV/film I'm tempted to get the books and forget the TV series. If you don't have Sky then I'd say definitely get the books. They've been around for several years, your local library probably has copies. If it doesn't the Bodleian will have, but getting in there is tricky.
 
Spoiler alert for episode 1 of the TV series.



There are three non human species demons, witches and vampires, who don't get on and keep themselves segregated. These species are having problems. A witch who has renounced the practice after her parents were killed when she was a child is an academic with an interest in alchemy. She orders an original old book from the Bodleian Library Oxford and when she opens it weird things happen to her. Everyone get excited she has seen the book because it has been missing for hundreds of years and they want to read it, each for their own ends. Plot developments: - who is on her side and who isn't, what rules must she [should she] break to find out what's going on, what is she going to learn about witchcraft whether she likes it or not, what are the full implications of the weird effects. Oh and there's a love interest plot as well, which is why in the TV series she's young and pretty.
Since I usually enjoy books more that TV/film I'm tempted to get the books and forget the TV series. If you don't have Sky then I'd say definitely get the books. They've been around for several years, your local library probably has copies. If it doesn't the Bodleian will have, but getting in there is tricky.
Wot he said pretty much.

The books are good. I think the target audience was originally the young adult market - similar to the Twilight saga stuff but they're much better written than one might expect hence i enjoyed them. I'm not a fan of the book genre either so was pleasantly surprised. Good depth to the plots & 'historical' aspects etc. A well thought out concept. All credit to Harkness
 
Ref Instinct, it picked up a bit in the second half of the season. There's no discernible story arc though. The closest they came (doubts about Lizzie's dead partner/fiancee) was resolved about episode 7 or 8. Instinct has been renewed for a second season, hopefully with new writers.

Going to watch The Crossing over the weekend. Refugees from a war turn up in an American town but it turns out the war is in America, two centuries in the future.
 

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