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caractacus potts wrote:

has anybody been watching DC Comics' new teevee series Doom Patrol?
trailer
I don't have cable and have not yet seen it myself, so I'd like to know what I'm missing.

TonyDP wrote:

Just as an FYI, I do not believe Doom Patrol is on cable. I believe it is on DC's streaming service so if you have internet access and a supported streaming device (Roku, PS4, etc.) you can sign up for a month, watch the episodes and then cancel out if it's not to your liking.

turns out Doom Patrol is on the Space Channel, Tuesday nights at 9pm. Also streaming from  their website but it looked better on cable.

I caught an episode this week, episode 3. They travel to Paraguay. It was like a dark psychedelic black comedy superhero version of Boys From Brazil, with a certain Dead Kennedys Nazi-themed song I cannot name in a family forum played over the big action sequence at the end.
No Timothy Dalton is this episode though, the Doom Patrol are on a quest to find their missing Chief.
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EDIT: looks like Space Channel is a Canadian cable specialty channel, sorry that doesn't help folks elsewhere

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We started watching POLDARK.  So far, it's really not grabbing us.  Does it get better or does it stay kinda in the middle tier of watchability?

Current rankings:
OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>TLD>SF>GE>OP>DN>FYEO>
TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>SP>DAF>LTK>AVTAK>DAD
Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Dalton>Brosnan

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Caught the end of Star Trek : Discovery.  The second series
Was better than the first  and I'd love to see a spin off show
With Pike and crew. ajb007/martini  But, I still prefer The Orville  ajb007/biggrin

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I'm watching the second season of The Handmaiden's Tale. I admire that the series dares to have an opinion and a real message. (and no, the message isn't "hate men"  ajb007/lol ) the cast is great. Elisabeth Moss has made a career out of high quality TV, and it's great to see Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck) and Alexis Bledl (Gilmore Girls) in roles that are very different from the ones that made them famous.

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Sir Miles wrote:

Fleabag - sheer genius  ajb007/martini

Just started watching it a couple of weeks ago ... then she was announced as a writer for Bond!!

It's very odd and quirky. I had no idea she was involved with Killing Eve.

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Lady Rose wrote:
Sir Miles wrote:

Fleabag - sheer genius  ajb007/martini

Just started watching it a couple of weeks ago ... then she was announced as a writer for Bond!!

It's very odd and quirky. I had no idea she was involved with Killing Eve.

Have you watched the first series?

It’s a great show, both funny and sad - and filthy  ajb007/lol

Don’t think she wrote much of the second series of Killing Eve as she was doing Fleabag.

Be interesting if Bond broke the fourth wall like Fleabag  ajb007/lol

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^ Bond already did break the fourth wall in OHMSS.  ajb007/wink

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Sir Miles wrote:
Lady Rose wrote:
Sir Miles wrote:

Fleabag - sheer genius  ajb007/martini

Just started watching it a couple of weeks ago ... then she was announced as a writer for Bond!!

It's very odd and quirky. I had no idea she was involved with Killing Eve.

Have you watched the first series?

It’s a great show, both funny and sad - and filthy  ajb007/lol

Don’t think she wrote much of the second series of Killing Eve as she was doing Fleabag.

Be interesting if Bond broke the fourth wall like Fleabag  ajb007/lol


Maybe we could have him wondering if he has a big ar$shole ??  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

I'm still on series one. Haven't had the time to watch the rest yet which is very annoying.Hopefully will rectify it at the weekend.  ajb007/mad

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Silhouette Man wrote:

^ Bond already did break the fourth wall in OHMSS.  ajb007/wink

Kind of...but he doesn’t speak directly to camera and he could be talking about anyone...maybe someone he’d seen on that beach the day before  ajb007/wink  ajb007/shifty

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Lady Rose wrote:
Sir Miles wrote:
Lady Rose wrote:

Just started watching it a couple of weeks ago ... then she was announced as a writer for Bond!!

It's very odd and quirky. I had no idea she was involved with Killing Eve.

Have you watched the first series?

It’s a great show, both funny and sad - and filthy  ajb007/lol

Don’t think she wrote much of the second series of Killing Eve as she was doing Fleabag.

Be interesting if Bond broke the fourth wall like Fleabag  ajb007/lol


Maybe we could have him wondering if he has a big ar$shole ??  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

I'm still on series one. Haven't had the time to watch the rest yet which is very annoying.Hopefully will rectify it at the weekend.  ajb007/mad

I’m almost sad I watched the second series in one sitting...it’s THAT good ajb007/martini

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Sir Miles wrote:
Silhouette Man wrote:

^ Bond already did break the fourth wall in OHMSS.  ajb007/wink

Kind of...but he doesn’t speak directly to camera and he could be talking about anyone...maybe someone he’d seen on that beach the day before  ajb007/wink  ajb007/shifty

True, it's open to interpretation like all great art should be. It's been said he could even be referring to Prince Charming!  ajb007/biggrin

Perhaps Baron Samedi at the end of LALD would be a better example of a character breaking the fourth wall in LALD though?! ajb007/lol

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Due to the recommendations on AJB, I watched "Fleabag" series one
last night and series two tonight. Brilliant stuff  ajb007/martini

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Due to the recommendations on AJB, I watched "Fleabag" series one
last night and series two tonight. Brilliant stuff  ajb007/martini

I've just finished it.

Very clever. Full of pathos. She is an excellent writer.

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in a couple more days will be the last Big Bang Theory ever.
any predictions what will or should happen?

there's a lot of continuity geekery in this show, written by for and about nerds who care about continuity geekery, so I expect some long running plot-threads to be resolved.

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Not on TV but I have been enjoying the first series of The A Team, a
great light hearted, fun adventure show  ajb007/martini

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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The A Team is currently on spike channel (series 5). It will be back to series 1 soon.

"You're in the wrong business... leave it to the professionals!"
James Bond- Licence To Kill

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There was a documentary on Sir Roger on BBC2 today. Missed it . Howlong is it before it is on BBC Iplayer to watch

Have you ever heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?"

" I don't listen to hip hop!"

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Talking Pictures : Roger Moore can be watched now, you may have to
Use the search function but it is available.  ajb007/martini

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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Found it!

I'll watch it later on and write about it on this thread.

Cheers,TP.  ajb007/smile

Have you ever heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?"

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Saw Legend on TV late last night, bloody fantastic film.

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Just got Buck Rogers in the 25th century series 1 from Amazon Prime.
It brings back many memories, as I always thought he was a futuristic
007. Along with lasers and fighter shoot outs.  ajb007/martini  not to mention the
list of guest Stars. ( I didn't like series 2, so I won't be buying that )

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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New Top Gear :
Better than it was but it's still like watching a tribute act.

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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Is Designated Survivor worth a watch?  Had a couple of people recommend it over the weekend, but not had chance to start watching it yet.

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I've just finished watching series one of Big Little Lies.

It's about wealthy but not particularly happy American mums on the school run, with all the tension and one-upmanship that inspires. It's set in Monterey, which I had to look up - apparantly it's in New Mexico, so it seems things are opening up unlike you'd think re Trump's America. Then I had another look at there is a Monterey in California, a hundred miles south or so of Frisco, so that's probably it!

The series depicts the first-world traumas and bad relationships these moms have, but to stop the viewer thinking, so what? it has flash forward snippets of police interviews to tip us off that a murder is going to happen at some point, and that tension is building up to then, so you wonder who will be killed and who will do it?

At first it seems to spin off a novel called The Slap about the repercussions of what happens when a parent slaps another person's kid for some wrongdoing... it's quite eerie and unhappy as a drama, perhaps a modern-day Peyton Place, but eventually it emerges as a bit of shaggy dog story, and seems to play a three-card trick on the audience. Two big storylines fall by the wayside, just fizzle out, and the other one takes centre stage in the final episode.

Of course, it allows big-name women stars to get their teeth into some decent roles, namely Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Nicola Kidman, and they get the lion's share - or should that be lioness' share - of the drama while the blokes seem subsidiary. Bit mean to point out that Dern and Kidman are too old to have six-year-old kids or younger, though both look great and Kidman really seems to have rolled back the years of late.

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

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Now that Berlin Station has finished, for me, not a single program.