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I just finished watching this, a documentary series of four episodes covering punk rock from the early days to the commercialisation:


I missed the first couple of years of punk, so was a bit surprised when I saw what was going on. When I caught up I decided that I liked some of the music, perhaps what could be described as the softer end of punk: Blondie, Boomtown Rats, Clash and so on. This series tells the whole story quite well, getting quite philosophical at the conclusion.

Warning: some of the 'artists' have aged better than others:

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TamH70

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I just finished watching this, a documentary series of four episodes covering punk rock from the early days to the commercialisation:


I missed the first couple of years of punk, so was a bit surprised when I saw what was going on. When I caught up I decided that I liked some of the music, perhaps what could be described as the softer end of punk: Blondie, Boomtown Rats, Clash and so on. This series tells the whole story quite well, getting quite philosophical at the conclusion.

Warning: some of the 'artists' have aged better than others:

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Any mention of the Ramones' career being ruined by the reaction in America to the antics of the Pistols? Most of that band are dead now, it'd be nice if that situation got some recognition.
 
Back in 1975 I used to listen to the John Peel show every Sunday. John Peel played what he liked because he liked it. A lot of relatively unknown Punk bands became popular because of him.

Slaughter And The Dogs spring to mind, "Where Have All The Boot Boys Gone" was a cracking choon...
 

Gabion Groyne

War Hero
I just finished watching this, a documentary series of four episodes covering punk rock from the early days to the commercialisation:


I missed the first couple of years of punk, so was a bit surprised when I saw what was going on. When I caught up I decided that I liked some of the music, perhaps what could be described as the softer end of punk: Blondie, Boomtown Rats, Clash and so on. This series tells the whole story quite well, getting quite philosophical at the conclusion.

Warning: some of the 'artists' have aged better than others:

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Must give that a look as I was heavily into the music and culture. The music, graphics, record pressings and promotions were all hand made and exciting and you never knew what was going to come along next.

At the time everyone was into Saturday Night Fever, Grease and so on, dressing all high waists, smartness and nicey-nicey and thought it was totally boring, but I remember the first punks I'd ever seen (not the strutting cocks they became) coming into Bruce's record shop in Edinburgh. I went over to see what they were looking at and bought it. Think it was The Valves or something.

One of my favourite songs is 'The Kid with the Replaceable Head' by Richard Hell and the Voidoids, one of the original American punks, but if you want a performance have a look at the Ramones at the Albert Hall: about an hour and a half of 3 minute songs with only, "1, 2, 3, 4" between them.

While Ian Dury and the Blockheads were what I'd call 'thinking man's punk' they are still the best live act I've ever seen. Mental doesn't describe it.
 
Any mention of the Ramones' career being ruined by the reaction in America to the antics of the Pistols? Most of that band are dead now, it'd be nice if that situation got some recognition.
I don't think so. One of the Ramones (Marky?) features 'on the couch' throughout the series, as does Mr Lydon, but it's all fairly positive, no inter-band spite.
 
I’m not a tennis fan, but just watched young Emma making History in New York. What a brilliant match and I reckon the Sports Personality of the Year is nailed on. Great stuff.
 

sunny james

War Hero
I’ve just watched White Lotus. A very weird show. It wasn’t about anything. All the characters are horrible and nothing good happens.

It’s darkly funny and I hope they can do as well in season 2.
Starts slow but picks up the pace. The original music score is excellent and really contributes to the atmos. Don't know if a second series has been commissioned though.

Edit. From IMDB
"HBO renewed the show for a second season despite the show being intended as a limited one season mini-series. It is said that the show will be an anthology style series with new characters for each season."
 
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I just finished watching this, a documentary series of four episodes covering punk rock from the early days to the commercialisation:


I missed the first couple of years of punk, so was a bit surprised when I saw what was going on. When I caught up I decided that I liked some of the music, perhaps what could be described as the softer end of punk: Blondie, Boomtown Rats, Clash and so on. This series tells the whole story quite well, getting quite philosophical at the conclusion.
Back in 1975 I used to listen to the John Peel show every Sunday. John Peel played what he liked because he liked it. A lot of relatively unknown Punk bands became popular because of him.

Slaughter And The Dogs spring to mind, "Where Have All The Boot Boys Gone" was a cracking choon...
Punk did seem to have quite a diversity of styles. Amusing, anarchic, chaotic, aggressive and even romantic (Hazel O' Connor, New Wave etc). The same could be said for rock and metal. One of punks lasting areas of influence was in the energy and speed which Bay Area (California) Thrash adopted. Many of those bands however, were also heavily influenced by The Who and Judas Priest. Peel brought so much to the awareness of those who dipped in to listen. His show was truly eclectic. Fill your Dr Martens: https://www.arrse.co.uk/community/threads/punk-rock-thread.237787/
 

Gout Man

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Kinnell dont bother watching Question Of Sport hosted by Paddy McGuinness. Its absolute shite.

Boring as fcuk, no banter between the team captains, zilch.

Bring back Sue Barker, Phil Tufnell and Matt Dawson.
Haven’t watched since David Coleman. Billy v Beefy.
 

Gout Man

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Bloody hell just finish series 3 of Ozark, it started with a bang and didn’t let up, in fact the whole three series were bloody amazing, no spoilers but if you haven’t watched it and like a good crime story then it’s a must watch with a money launderer in America trying his hardest to stay on the good side of a Mexican drug Barron.
On Netflix.
 
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Oily101

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Bad Blood Netflix (Norway)

Excellent well written and acted.

Wiki :-
Set in Montreal between the early 2000s and early 2010s, Vito Rizzuto, the boss of the real-life Rizzuto crime family, seeks to bring peace to the criminal world in the city. However, when Vito is implicated and arrested for multiple murders committed in 1981, he puts his right-hand man, Declan Gardiner, in charge, and his empire begins to crumble. Upon Vito's release, he sets out on a path of revenge. Declan eventually finds himself at odds with new rivals, twins of a head mobster from Calabria, Italy, Teresa and Christian Langana, who are related to the Cosoleto brothers in Hamilton.

Cast
Kim CoatesAnthony LaPagliaEnrico ColantoniPaul SorvinoMaxim RoyBrett DonahueMichelle MylettClaudia FerriTony NappoLouis FerreiraSharon TaylorMelanie ScrofanoDylan TaylorAnna HopkinsDaniel Kash
 
Bad Blood Netflix (Norway)

Excellent well written and acted.

Wiki :-
Set in Montreal between the early 2000s and early 2010s, Vito Rizzuto, the boss of the real-life Rizzuto crime family, seeks to bring peace to the criminal world in the city. However, when Vito is implicated and arrested for multiple murders committed in 1981, he puts his right-hand man, Declan Gardiner, in charge, and his empire begins to crumble. Upon Vito's release, he sets out on a path of revenge. Declan eventually finds himself at odds with new rivals, twins of a head mobster from Calabria, Italy, Teresa and Christian Langana, who are related to the Cosoleto brothers in Hamilton.

Cast
Kim CoatesAnthony LaPagliaEnrico ColantoniPaul SorvinoMaxim RoyBrett DonahueMichelle MylettClaudia FerriTony NappoLouis FerreiraSharon TaylorMelanie ScrofanoDylan TaylorAnna HopkinsDaniel Kash

I watched season one and two (one is loosely based on real events, two is completely made up). I think it's great I hope they do a season 3.
 
I just watched part of a TV series called Privates - supposedly about the basic training experiences of a squad of national servicemen.

There's no need for a link.

It made a weak start and rapidly declined from there. Entirely unrealistic from a military perspective and rendered entirely cringeworthy by a wokist sub-plot about a black NAAFI worker who's been a victim of... you guessed it - racism!

I suspect that Bad Lads Army probably had a greater degree of historical accuracy and realism.
 
Invincible.

It's on Amazon Prime.

An adult superhero cartoon series.

Note, this is adult and definitely worth watching.

Also best you don't find out too much about it before hand and just watch it.

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Bloody hell just finish series 3 of Ozark, it started with a bang and didn’t let up, in fact the whole three series were bloody amazing, no spoilers but if you haven’t watched it and like a good crime story then it’s a must watch with a money launderer in America trying his hardest to stay on the good side of a Mexican drug Barron.
On Netflix.

I mind smashing out the first season with the wife thinking 'This is ******* great', and then due to production delays or whatever there was a larger than usual gap until the second season came out, by which point struggled to get back into it (much like the lightweight Britannia TV show).

The new season of Billions is currently out on Sky. Excellent as always.
 

Gout Man

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I mind smashing out the first season with the wife thinking 'This is ******* great', and then due to production delays or whatever there was a larger than usual gap until the second season came out, by which point struggled to get back into it (much like the lightweight Britannia TV show).

The new season of Billions is currently out on Sky. Excellent as always.
I found that with Tin Star, with Tim Roth I watched the first series which was excellent but couldn’t get into it after that. The joys of Netflix and Amazon and finding a series late, is that you can watch them back to back.
 

old_fat_and_hairy

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I've been half watching Annika, which disappointed me at first as I was looking for a spandex covered arse jumping out of helichoppers, however; it is in fact a quite quirky detective series, set somewhere well north of God' own country, in the coastal Scottish area. It stars Nicola Walker ( whom I have always rather lusted after) and is about a Marine detective/police unit.
It is quite low key, with a decent element of humour and the lead often addressing the audience via the camera. Surprisingly good.
 

Nemesis44UK

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Written by Ted I believe and pretty good for an American take on 'soccer', tons of outright laughs and some serious drama thrown in for balance. Series 2 is being filmed now I think.

Btw, Ted ended up dating (banging).....
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after the show.

Incorrect.

It was actually Keeley Hazell, who plays "Bex," - Rupert's younger fiancee.
 

Nemesis44UK

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Ted Lasso - Apple TV
Furious spurned wife gets her husband's beloved Premier League football team Richmond FC, in a divorce settlement. It's the only thing he's truly loved, so she decides to wreck it by hiring an incompetent American coach who had success at the junior levels of American football.

Except.....this coach doesn't know anything about the offside rule or even how many quarters are in the game, but he does know how to handle his players and extract the best out of them. Aided and abetted by Coach Beard, who has at least read "Soccer for Dummies" on the plane ride over, the mild Nathan and the firecracker WAG, Keeley, (played by the lovely Juno Temple).

Hands down, this is the best series I've seen this year. Series 1 is a mild comedy, where cultural differences are played like penalty shots, but as it nears its end, there is a sentimental, serious side that runs through it like "Portsmouth" on a stick of rock.

Series 2 takes a deeper stab at things, delving more into the other characters and mining a rich seam of pathos. It's more serious and almost drama-like in places and it works really well.

I'm sure I've commented on this before, but I couldn't find my earlier comment. Oh well, don't care, if you can, watch it, as it deserves to be seen by more people.
 

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