What TV show have you just watched

I've just finished series 3 of The Big Bang Theory and Brooklyn 99 and I can't believe I've waited so long to watch them. Outstanding.
I'm currently getting through TBBT - I think I've just started S4 - I stick it on while I'm cooking/having lunch each day.

Being the genius that I am... I somehow managed to watch the whole lot of 'Young Sheldon' first which is a great set up for the main thing.

Pure luck - I'd only seen one or two episodes of TBBT before (I was in the Middle East for most of the time it was on and it wasn't broadcast on anything we had out there) - got Netflicks now at home and just clicked on 'Young Sheldon' by random really.

Like both of them - some proper laugh out loud moments and it's nice to have intelligence being played up for a change.

...and yes, Meemaw would still get it!
 
Well I am watching the latest series of A New Life in the Sun. I usually like all the participants and don't feel that it is "reality" TV in the sense that some/most reality TV isn't.
I've mentioned before, some people we know had a house in France. One of the production crew of one of those shows came on a scouting mission. He told our friends the house was entirely unsuitable property for the 'house hunters' but as the property was very pretty and had lovely views they thought they would add it to the programme.
 
Ahem, you forgot about Dokes although I suppose self defence came into it:slow:
Then there was the female captain although Debs shot her but in law etc.
At the end of the day Dexter was just a bit of fun, not to be taken too seriously, there was a lot of comical moments in the original series and this New Blood was just getting warmed up nicely when, bang it was all over.
I liked Dexter from the off.

A year ago whilst discussing Dexter, or maybe a bit longer @slipperman recommended Six Feet Under to me as Michael C Hall is the leading character in that.
Both my wife and I loved it although it took a bit of getting use to seeing Dexter as a raving poofter, I just looked at the funny side of it and he story line and lines were brilliant, if you like Hall as an actor then watch that series it also has a great ending, almost had a tear in my eye so I did.


There's so many twists and turns in the plot, you can't always remember...... but Dexter wanted to kill Doakes, but couldn't because of The Code........


"While Dexter considers that he must be held responsible for his crimes, Lila takes the GPS device from Dexter's car and uses it to locate the cabin. She finds Doakes, who explains that he is a prisoner of Dexter Morgan, the Bay Harbor Butcher, and needs help. Deciding she now understands Dexter and must help him, Lila leaves Doakes imprisoned and then lights the cabin's gas stove and opens a propane tank. She leaves and Doakes fails to escape, dying in the explosion. Finding Doakes' body and the other evidence Dexter left behind, the FBI concludes that Sgt. Doakes was indeed the Bay Harbor Butcher.

Lila admits her actions to Dexter and reaches out to him. Although he is glad not to be going to jail, Dexter did not intend to kill Doakes since he didn't fit the requirements of "Harry's Code." However, since Lila is a murderer, he plans to kill her since she is too dangerous to his personal life."
 
Watching John Bishop at the moment and his opening spiel was spot on ref. Boris and Novak Djokovic
 
Started Archive 81 last night which has came out on Netflix this week.

Fairly engrossing stuff. This young chap has a talent for recovering content from old VHS style tapes (and older formats) and has been tasked to restore a collection of mini camcorder cassettes to try and find out why an entire apartment became engulfed in flames and subsequently claimed the lives of all within.

A lot of it is filmed Blair Witch Project/ Cloverfield style and is similar in supernatural style to The Ring.
 
‘American Veteran’ on PBS (Freeview 84).

On now. Truly excellent. Quite moving too.
Yep, also watching. A British version would be interesting, tales of BAOR and derring don't.
Actually, a British version would probably be good.
Extra rations.
Clip from Full Metal Jacket, filmed at Bassingbourn Barracks. (Shudder).
 
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Additional to my above, watched all four parts of American Veteran on PBS America. Each part narrated by an American celebrity who is also a veteran. Deals with the usual stuff, the Yanks are not that different to us and in civvy street no one cares about what you did or what rank you were. Made a good start, however it did seem to go quite lefty. I was curious about one of the talking heads though, hated his time in the Army and managed to get himself discharged by claiming to be a conchie.
 
Additional to my above, watched all four parts of American Veteran on PBS America. Each part narrated by an American celebrity who is also a veteran. Deals with the usual stuff, the Yanks are not that different to us and in civvy street no one cares about what you did or what rank you were. Made a good start, however it did seem to go quite lefty. I was curious about one of the talking heads though, hated his time in the Army and managed to get himself discharged by claiming to be a conchie.
The narrator was Wes Studi ex Marine. Starred in ‘The Last Of The Mohicans’, ‘Heat’, ‘The Mystery Men’ and others.
 
I caught a bit of The Green Planet narrated by David Attenborough. The beeb has always been good at delivering these types of programmes but some years ago they got caught out and faced a lot of criticism for filming some animal interactions and behaviour in the non-natural environment. I can understand why they would do that, sometimes it's not so easy to capture close-up footage in the wild and if the behaviour of the animals is unchanged I don't see the problem. Since then, however, the programme makers have used the last 15 minutes of each episode to explain the lengths they go to in order to capture the footage. I'd rather they didn't do that and just show more footage. I feel a bit short-changed when programme makers are using a quarter of the programme explaining how they make the programme.

Old Father Nature has spent very many years presenting and informing us about the natural world and has made it all very interesting. However, I have noticed that for a few years now he has become very preachy about climate change and how mankind is 'destroying' the planet. He never used to do this but now it happens all the time and always at the start of the 'how we made the film' explanation. Is Sir David jumping on his own soapbox or is it the BBC directing what seems something of an agenda? Either way I find it particularly annoying and just as with all the other woke horlicks the more I get preached at the more I switch off from it.
 

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I caught a bit of The Green Planet narrated by David Attenborough. The beeb has always been good at delivering these types of programmes but some years ago they got caught out and faced a lot of criticism for filming some animal interactions and behaviour in the non-natural environment. I can understand why they would do that, sometimes it's not so easy to capture close-up footage in the wild and if the behaviour of the animals is unchanged I don't see the problem. Since then, however, the programme makers have used the last 15 minutes of each episode to explain the lengths they go to in order to capture the footage. I'd rather they didn't do that and just show more footage. I feel a bit short-changed when programme makers are using a quarter of the programme explaining how they make the programme.

Old Father Nature has spent very many years presenting and informing us about the natural world and has made it all very interesting. However, I have noticed that for a few years now he has become very preachy about climate change and how mankind is 'destroying' the planet. He never used to do this but now it happens all the time and always at the start of the 'how we made the film' explanation. Is Sir David jumping on his own soapbox or is it the BBC directing what seems something of an agenda? Either way I find it particularly annoying and just as with all the other woke horlicks the more I get preached at the more I switch off from it.

I never watch Attenborough's stuff now. It was bad enough when he was just a typical piece of hypocritical millionaire Socialist BBC apparatchik scum, but now since he's added "preachy watermelon" to all words before "scum", he has become unbearable as well as unwatchable.

The only thing more nauseating than his narrated televisual output is what's sure to happen when he shuffles off of this mortal coil and all the hagiographic telly and newspaper "tribute" pieces get released in his wake.

I just hope we start to get Savile-style revelatory stories from all the Mountain Gorillas and Bonobo Chimps that he has been humping over the decades as those are bound to be entertaining.
 
I never watch Attenborough's stuff now. It was bad enough when he was just a typical piece of hypocritical millionaire Socialist BBC apparatchik scum, but now since he's added "preachy watermelon" to all words before "scum", he has become unbearable as well as unwatchable.

The only thing more nauseating than his narrated televisual output is what's sure to happen when he shuffles off of this mortal coil and all the hagiographic telly and newspaper "tribute" pieces get released in his wake.

I just hope we start to get Savile-style revelatory stories from all the Mountain Gorillas and Bonobo Chimps that he has been humping over the decades as those are bound to be entertaining.
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Last week I watched the four-part series The Ripper. It has been reviewed up-thread and I don't disagree with what was said. The appearance in episode three of the fat, ugly lesbian fair put me off my tea. I would like to know how fair a commentary on the Police investigation it was, bearing in mind it was quite a while ago, it is easy to be wise after the event and a documentary like that can be made more powerful by omitting, or playing down, certain information. The data management side was interesting, to me. Back in 1994 (give or take a year) I was given an insight into the computer programme which helped the NSW Police solve the Belanglo State Forest murders, one Ivan Milat being the villain. The quantity of data amassed was mind boggling and I can't imagine how it would have been managed without IT.
 
FYI. for fans of Justified, which in (not only) my opinion contained some of the best character dialog ever written for a TV series Raylan Givens is about to return.

Timothy Olyphant Back As Raylan Givens For New Justified Series.​

If you've been suffering withdrawal symptoms in the seven years since Timothy Olyphant's Raylan Givens was on our screens in Elmore Leonard series adaptation Justified, prepare to be happy. He's back in the hat for more trigger-happy behaviour via follow-up series Justified: City Primeval.
The original series brought gun-slinging lawman Givens to our screens, adapting the character from several of Leonard's books, including novella Fire In The Hole. It found him reassigned from Miami back to his childhood home in the poor, rural mining towns of eastern Kentucky, where he interacted with (and often arrested) the likes of Walton Goggins' criminal Boyd Crowder.

This new series draws from Leonard's tome City Primeval: High Noon In Detroit, which picks up with Givens eight years after he left Kentucky behind. He now lives in Miami, a walking anachronism balancing his life as a US Marshal and part-time father of a 14-year-old girl. His hair is grayer, his hat is dirtier, and the road in front of him is suddenly a lot shorter than the road behind.

A chance encounter on a desolate Florida highway sends him to Detroit. There he crosses paths with Clement Mansell, aka The Oklahoma Wildman, a violent, sociopathic desperado who’s already slipped through the fingers of Detroit’s finest once and aims to do so again. Mansell’s lawyer, formidable Motor City native Carolyn Wilder, has every intention of representing her client, even as she finds herself caught in between cop and criminal, with her own game afoot as well.

Dave Andron and Michael Dinner, who both worked on the original show, will run this one, with creator Graham Yost on as an executive producer. There's no word yet on when the show will premiere, but we'd expect it to arrive in 2023.
 
FYI. for fans of Justified, which in (not only) my opinion contained some of the best character dialog ever written for a TV series Raylan Givens is about to return.

Timothy Olyphant Back As Raylan Givens For New Justified Series.​

If you've been suffering withdrawal symptoms in the seven years since Timothy Olyphant's Raylan Givens was on our screens in Elmore Leonard series adaptation Justified, prepare to be happy. He's back in the hat for more trigger-happy behaviour via follow-up series Justified: City Primeval.
The original series brought gun-slinging lawman Givens to our screens, adapting the character from several of Leonard's books, including novella Fire In The Hole. It found him reassigned from Miami back to his childhood home in the poor, rural mining towns of eastern Kentucky, where he interacted with (and often arrested) the likes of Walton Goggins' criminal Boyd Crowder.

This new series draws from Leonard's tome City Primeval: High Noon In Detroit, which picks up with Givens eight years after he left Kentucky behind. He now lives in Miami, a walking anachronism balancing his life as a US Marshal and part-time father of a 14-year-old girl. His hair is grayer, his hat is dirtier, and the road in front of him is suddenly a lot shorter than the road behind.

A chance encounter on a desolate Florida highway sends him to Detroit. There he crosses paths with Clement Mansell, aka The Oklahoma Wildman, a violent, sociopathic desperado who’s already slipped through the fingers of Detroit’s finest once and aims to do so again. Mansell’s lawyer, formidable Motor City native Carolyn Wilder, has every intention of representing her client, even as she finds herself caught in between cop and criminal, with her own game afoot as well.

Dave Andron and Michael Dinner, who both worked on the original show, will run this one, with creator Graham Yost on as an executive producer. There's no word yet on when the show will premiere, but we'd expect it to arrive in 2023.

Not sure I know that particular novel of his. Will do soon. Just ordered it.
If they stick to the book, and by gum, Mr Leonard's works needs s0d all adaptation as he was a screen writer before he became a novelist, then it should be good; the caveat being he's no friend to feminists even though he loves strong females. Leonard sees most people as duplicitous - even Raylan - and his women are generally snakes with tits. I doubt it will escape wokeism, alas Hope I'm wrong.
 

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