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Re: What are you watching?

Post by solidarity » Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:34 pm

Dixon of Dock Green, anyone? Z Cars? Great in their day, at least as far as I remember as a nipper, but really it shows how TV has moved on and improved in all aspects. I don't remember popular tv back in the day addressing social issues in the way that contemporary popular tv on both sides of the Atlantic sometimes does.

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Re: What are you watching?

Post by justinr73 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:24 pm

mid ulster maestro wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:35 am
I've really enjoyed 3 series of By the Lake on All 4. French cop show starting with Vanished by the Lake, then Killer by the Lake and the final series Fear by the Lake. I know a lot of folk couldn't be bothered with reading subtitles but there is a treasure trove of good foreign tv available these days.
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Re: What are you watching?

Post by justinr73 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:27 pm

Snipe Watson wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:16 pm
big mervyn wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:52 am
justinr73 wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:39 am
Snipe Watson wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:35 pm
justinr73 wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:42 am
That’s true but the bar is set so low this side of the Atlantic.

Casualty v ER for example.

Even Doc Martin, a show which I enjoy, is not on the same planet as the show upon which it is based - the brilliant Northern Exposure.
Nonsense some of the best TV has come from this side of the atlantic. The Yanks produce more than their fair share of dross.
Of course but you’ve got to know where to look.

You’d take Juliet Bravo over Hill Street Blues or NYPD Blue would you?
I'd take The Sweeney over any of them ... you slag.

My own observation is that, while Snipe has a point, the quality of US tele has improved somewhat in recent years whilst British tele has got somewhat worse. Satellite TV and an exponential increase of channels has diluted the quality of UK output but the like of HBO in the US has given their stuff an edge which it previously lacked.
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Going back a bit there Snipe.

In saying that, I’ve never seen an actor come out of character at the end of a play as visibly as John Simm.

It was amazing.

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Re: What are you watching?

Post by mid ulster maestro » Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:17 pm

I wasn't sure whether to put this in the 'what are you watching' or 'what are you listening to' thread but for all of you discerning music fans, I recommend checking out the 'Playing for Change' youtube channel.
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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Neill_M » Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:24 pm

Did a Danish film double last night. Land of Mine which was very good, but pretty brutal about German POWs being used to clear mines from Danish beaches post WW2.

The Commune was set in the 70s in a big house which with group of strangers living together etc with all the issues that happen with that. Both should be on i player.

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Re: What are you watching?

Post by big mervyn » Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:46 pm

Neill_M wrote:
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Did a Danish film double last night.
I remember doing that in the 80s. ;)
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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Neill_M » Sun Mar 21, 2021 3:03 pm

Line of Duty starts tonight. Bent coppers, for the purposes of the tape. I didn't come up the Lagan in a bubble Fella.

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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Neill_M » Sun Mar 21, 2021 3:04 pm

big mervyn wrote:
Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:46 pm
Neill_M wrote:
Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:24 pm
Did a Danish film double last night.
I remember doing that in the 80s. ;)
😂😂

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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Bobbievee » Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:00 pm

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I noticed that there is the ''What are you reading'' and ''What are you listening to'' threads so thought I would make one to see what people like to watch in their spare time. I know most things on TV are crap right now but there must be a few decent things out there.

I'm currently making my way through the series 'The Walking Dead'. Heard people talking about the new series on Twitter etc so thought I'd give it a watch. Have to say it is very very good but really not one for the light hearted!!
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Re: What are you watching?

Post by justinr73 » Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:48 pm

The first couple of episodes of Between the Lines are on BBC4 on Sunday night starting, unsurprisingly perhaps, at 10pm.

(Like numerous posters on here, no doubt), I fondly remember being gripped back in the 90s.....

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Re: What are you watching?

Post by big mervyn » Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:19 pm

justinr73 wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:48 pm
The first couple of episodes of Between the Lines are on BBC4 on Sunday night starting, unsurprisingly perhaps, at 10pm.

(Like numerous posters on here, no doubt), I fondly remember being gripped back in the 90s.....
I still get gripped from time to time ...
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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Dave » Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:30 pm

The Terror on BBC is fecking class.
I have my own tv channel, what have you got?

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Re: What are you watching?

Post by justinr73 » Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:02 pm

big mervyn wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:19 pm
justinr73 wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:48 pm
The first couple of episodes of Between the Lines are on BBC4 on Sunday night starting, unsurprisingly perhaps, at 10pm.

(Like numerous posters on here, no doubt), I fondly remember being gripped back in the 90s.....
I still get gripped from time to time ...
I’ll set them up.....!

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Re: What are you watching?

Post by big mervyn » Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:49 pm

justinr73 wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:02 pm
big mervyn wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:19 pm
justinr73 wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:48 pm
The first couple of episodes of Between the Lines are on BBC4 on Sunday night starting, unsurprisingly perhaps, at 10pm.

(Like numerous posters on here, no doubt), I fondly remember being gripped back in the 90s.....
I still get gripped from time to time ...
I’ll set them up.....!
:thumleft:
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Re: What are you watching?

Post by big mervyn » Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:52 pm

Dave wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:30 pm
The Terror on BBC is fecking class.
Thanks for the reminder. Must download that. I'm a bit of a polar exploration nut and a horror fan to boot, so looks good.
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