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"Killing Eve S2" on BBC Not finished it yet .

"Chernobyl" on Now TV .  Well worth watching top drawer acting 

"When they see us" on Netflix.  Well worth watching top drawer acting 

"Summer of Rockets"on BBC .  Don't really know what to make of it but i had to watch it till the end.

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The Airzone solution :
On Amazon prime from 1993, a climate change thriller.
Not very good but it has 4 ex Dr Who actors and one
Companion  in it  ajb007/smile

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Anyone been watching “The Son” with Pierce Brosnan? I thought first series great and just started watching the second. It’s based on an award winning book

Anthony

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Since it's summer there's nearly nothing good on TV  ajb007/crap

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"Years and Years" is just coming to the US.  Anyone seen it in the UK?

Hilly...you old devil!

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Yes, I liked it. Very prescient.

Bond's Rory Kinnear in it of course, he's great but the entire cast is.

That said, it is better watching it at the time than looking back on it, and it's more relevant to us Brits, as it deals with the whole Brexit thing or seems to, and a Europe meltdown.

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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N24 ... " Since it's summer there's nearly nothing good on TV "  ajb007/crap

Is this a Government policy to get Norwegians out and about in good weather ?  ajb007/wink

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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I suspect it's because NRK headquarters is in Oslo. In the east they have an inland climate with not much rain. My theory is the bosses sit in their offices looking at the sun, thinking:"No-one is inside watching TV in this fine weather, let's save money by showing re-runs and programs about gardening! Meanwhile on the west coast, rain is the norm  ajb007/crap

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I've found an old documentary series about the Bartlett presidency (he was before Obama, right?) called "The West Wing". I put it on after watching the news if it featured the current president. I find it works even better than breathing into a paper bag.  ajb007/biggrin

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Year of the Rabbit ( Channel 4 )
A very funny Victorian detective comedy series, set in olde London town
but very much reflecting modern life.  ajb007/biggrin

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Year of the Rabbit ( Channel 4 )
A very funny Victorian detective comedy series, set in olde London town
but very much reflecting modern life.  ajb007/biggrin

Just finished the box set...loved it...Matt Berry is his usual tour-de-force and Paul Kaye is on top ‘scenery chewing’ form...it’s an absolute blast!

YNWA: Justice For The 96

The Joy Of 6

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I'm really enjoying the remake of Battlestar Galactica, I remember when this was first
on. I watched a few episodes but didn't like it compared to the old 1978 version, but
watching this on Amazon prime, I'm really in to it. I love the  Dark grittiness of it. With
a fantastic cast.

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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I'm 3 episodes in to the Pennyworth series that delves in to the backstory of the man who would later go on to be Thomas / Bruce Wayne's butler.  Really enjoyable so far - nicely staged, very well acted & Paloma Faith (of all people) is a revelation!  A well recommended watch imo ajb007/martini

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I know this is an old show but, I've started watching Travelers on Netflix.
It's a very good Time traveler saving the future premise.

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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I have high expectations for HBO's "Beforeigners" that premiers soon. It's made by the same people who made "Lillihammer" and it's a crime series with a twist. It's set in a world where people from the past, 100, 1000 and 10 000 years ago, suddenly appears in our world. I don't have HBO myself, so perhaps I'll watch it on DVD when I get the chanse.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=be … ORM=VRDGAR

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I've been watching The Boys on Amazon Prime. . .a deconstructive yet fun look at a superhero team (that's run by a corporation)--it's sort of like what Watchmen would be if it were written by The Tick's Ben Edlund.

Vox clamantis in deserto

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Enjoying MindHunter on Netflix, The story of setting up the FBI's serial killer
profiling and behavioural science unit. One of the things I love are all the old
cars, as it,s set in the 70s.

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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I bought the first five seasons of Scrubs at a Red Cross flea market this last Saturday, and it's really good. Heather Locklear repeatedly slapping her own butt while walking down a corridor was a personal favourite  ajb007/heart

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Number24 wrote:

I bought the first five seasons of Scrubs at a Red Cross flea market this last Saturday, and it's really good. Heather Locklear repeatedly slapping her own butt while walking doen a corridor was a personal favourite  ajb007/heart

I have never seen it, but a close friend, a cardiothoracic surgeon for many years, used to tell me all the time that this was the most authentic hospital show he had ever seen.  Of course it's a comedy, but he thought they nailed the dynamics of a hospital environment.

Hilly...you old devil!

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Hardyboy wrote:

I've been watching The Boys on Amazon Prime. . .a deconstructive yet fun look at a superhero team (that's run by a corporation)--it's sort of like what Watchmen would be if it were written by The Tick's Ben Edlund.

We just finished this last night.  We loved it...it takes a probably scarily realistic view of what super people would actually be like (arrogant, self promoting, entitled) and adds a fair amount of humor into the mix to create a really entertaining show.

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TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>SP>DAF>LTK>AVTAK>DAD
Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Dalton>Brosnan

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I just finished watching Netflix's "limited" series, The Spy, with Sacha Baron Cohen (!) as Mossad agent Eli Cohen, whose infiltration of Syria in the 1960s was critical to the later Seven Days' War.  At first it's a little hard to accept the guy behind Bruno and Borat in a serious role, but SBC is very good, conveying the gut-wrenching fear that comes with being a spy, as well as the danger of being swallowed by an identity created by the spy and his handlers.  if you like spy stuff, this is necessary watching.

Vox clamantis in deserto

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The Bride and I have been enjoying Carnival Row, starring Orlando Bloom. While it was a bit heavy handed on the metaphors we are looking forward to the second season.

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Barbel wrote:

The Bride and I have been enjoying Carnival Row, starring Orlando Bloom. While it was a bit heavy handed on the metaphors we are looking forward to the second season.

I wasn't a big fan--to me, it tries to be Game of Thrones with a Victorian setting, which didn't work at all.

Vox clamantis in deserto

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Fair enough, though I thought it was more trying to be Penny Dreadful (which I liked).

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PENNY DREADFUL was excellent.  Highly recommended.  I haven't given CARNIVAL ROW a try yet but I've heard it's pretty decent.

For now, I'm motoring through BANSHEE on Amazon Prime.  This was an action series, originally on Cinemax.  It's a lot of fun with a particularly well realized set of villains on it.  The main bad guy is an Amish person who has been shunned, and his dynamic with his family and the other Amish is really quite fascinating as the series progresses.

Lots of good action.

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