What TV show have you just watched

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Have to agree there chap. Reminds me of the Sixth Form at School. We used to regularly try to perform them .
 

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Watched the three episodes of Stephen last night (ITV catch-up). About a dogged DCI re-investigating the murder of Stephen Lawrence 17 years after the event and having to put up with a lot of resistance and obstruction from within the Met.

The ramifications of this case are still going on (or at least they were in 2016). It also caused changes in the law by removing double jeopardy in certain cases.

I doubt if anything would have changed were it not for the determination of Paul Dacre, editor of the Daily Mail, to see a successful prosecution. An editor is going out on a limb when he produces a front page like this:

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Needless to say, none of the accused sued the DM. (Hard to believe I have said something positive about the DM but I suppose even a stopped clock is right twice a day).

First time I have ever seen Steve Coogan in a non-comedy role (being generous and including Alan Partridge as comedy). Not seen a single film he has appeared in.
He’s in a film I watched a couple of years ago , he’s a South African lawyer defending a prison guard facing the death penalty.
Can’t remember the name of the film but was a cracking watch.
 
Al Murray’s Why Do the Brits win all the Wars? This week France…. Just Brilliant

Another Life

It's full of bits from other SF series and films. It's not bad but I can't take it seriously as the cast look too much like famous porn stars: the captain is a flat chested Dee Wiliams, Vargas is a younger Cherie DeVille... so it's hard difficult to take the cast seriously for obvious reasons.
 
Six episodes in to this 9 episode series of Squid Game on Netflix. Watching it in English, some shocking dubbing, and poor acting by the Korean actors. Probably looks like that because of the poor dubbing.

But despite that I give it 7 squids out of 10.

 
And then there is this also on Netflix. I'm on episode 3 of 10 episodes, season 2. Three seasons, 10 episodes in each.

Compulsive viewing and rather good if you like smart, dark, tense drama with a splash if totty sex thrown in for good measure.

 
Just watched the postponed five final episodes of Billions (Sky Atlantic catch-up).

Blimey, didn't see that end coming (no spoilers).

Luckily there will be a sixth season in January 2022. There are already trailers online.

It is still probably the best and most intricately scripted programme on the TV. (I do wonder why if the writers can write such convoluted plots relating to high finance they are not actually working in finance and minting it).

I did wonder who the new character was in Episode 8. It took me a minute to realise it was Paul Giamatti minus the beard and about half of his former bodyweight.

Still one of my favourite US TV programmes and up there with Boardwalk and the Sopranos.
 
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Just watched the postponed five final episodes of Billions (Sky Atlantic catch-up).

Blimey, didn't see that end coming (no spoilers).

Luckily there will be a sixth season in January 2023. There are already trailers online.

It is still probably the best and most intricately scripted programme on the TV. (I do wonder why if the writers can write such convoluted plots relating to high finance they are not actually working in finance and minting it).

I did wonder who the new character was in Episode 8. It took me a minute to realise it was Paul Giamatti minus the beard and about half of his former bodyweight.

Still one of my favourite US TV programmes and up there with Boardwalk and the Sopranos.

Giamatti looks ill.

Edit spells
 
Giamatti looks ill.

Edit spells

TBH that was my first thought. He seems to have lost about three/four stone. Plus his hairline has receded and his hair is whiter. Big changes in a relatively short time.

Apparently he is not ill and just decided to get healthier.

Good for him (obviously) but he did look healthier when he was larger.

Reminded me of this song:
 
She has The Long Call, upfor every night this week
ITV ticking all the boxes start off with gay couple , one of them the copper in charge , the assistant is coffee coloured lady in broken relationship, and there's a downsy looking young girl and it goes on ,
personally , it was background noise for me as I was on this fine site ....basically not my cup of cyanide
what I saw of it was poor plot line(s) and think it will remain gash , regarless of throwing named actors like Neil Morrissey, and Martin Shaw and a few others familliar but can't remember their names (wgaf anyway?)

what is disturbing , when I had a glance at the cast on google , and read a few of the gushing gayfan letters , I read it was series one

FFS not only is it on every night this week , but they are going to repeat the pain
 
Six episodes in to this 9 episode series of Squid Game on Netflix. Watching it in English, some shocking dubbing, and poor acting by the Korean actors. Probably looks like that because of the poor dubbing.

But despite that I give it 7 squids out of 10.

Just watch in korean with english subs, they are not brilliant but it gives it a load more welly. At least you get a feel for it that way. I binged the series and finished at 4 in the morning, surprised I was not speaking Korean .
 
Just watch in korean with english subs, they are not brilliant but it gives it a load more welly. At least you get a feel for it that way. I binged the series and finished at 4 in the morning, surprised I was not speaking Korean .
Bit late now for that, I'm on the last episode...;):cool:
 
Just watch in korean with english subs, they are not brilliant but it gives it a load more welly. At least you get a feel for it that way. I binged the series and finished at 4 in the morning, surprised I was not speaking Korean .
I have seen stuff saying the subtitles are killing a lot of the nuance in the original dialog.
 
I have seen stuff saying the subtitles are killing a lot of the nuance in the original dialog.
Possibly so, however listening to the tone and everything, even though it is not a full translation you get it. Kind of like when you go on holiday and have picked up a few bits from your Collin's learn Italian in two minutes phrasebook, then listen to the way it is delivered at a thousand miles an hour in different tones, but you can pick up a few words and at least be understood.
 
We finished Squid Game recently. I tried the dubbed version but felt we were missing something so went back to subtitles and much preferred that.

As for the show itself I had previously given up at 26'33" of episode 1, but was persuaded to give it another go. Although I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, I watched until the end as I thought I would see if it played out in the way I thought it might, plus I was interested to see how they ended it. It's a bit predictable and silly in places, interesting in others, and it ended exactly as I thought from early on. It just all had an air of predictability about it and there were very few times I thought "I didn't see that coming". In fact maybe none on reflection. There will be a series 2, but it's going to take some persuading for me to watch it.
 
I watched first one dubbed and thought what a load of shit, switch it over now, you will see the difference
I carried on watching the last episode in English. Then rewound it back 10 minutes and changed to Korean language. You are correct, the voices sound much more authentic, a bit more guts to it. But having heard it in English, then watched it with the sub titles, you could see the written transcript was different from the audio translation.

Slightly disappointed at the ending. Otherwise not bad. Still gets 7 squids out of 10.
 

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