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Watched Fargo season 1
Hey it's another anthology detective show where each short season is a new story with a new cast of characters, though in this case they live in the same universe as the original film.

My first thought is this is hardly necessary, as the Coen Brothers film was already perfect as is. This features near identical imagery and tone, and even stars a different pregnant police detective, and a different nerdy coward who sets the chain of violence in motion. And all the "yap, you betcha, aw cheez" dialog everybody loved from the real Fargo.

Biggest addition is Billy Bob Thornton's character, as a calm, charming and prolific psychopathic killer. He's maybe more like that Sylva dude from No Country for Old Men in terms of how much violence he does ( a ridiculous amount that nobody even seems to notice), except Thornton plays it so mellow and likable, at one point hiding in plain site as a priest and later on as a dentist.

Irony in casting:  shortly after the real Fargo came out, Thornton was in a Sam Raimi film called A Simple Plan which was dismissed at the time as a Fargo ripoff (deep snow and lots of blood and simple folk getting mixed up in crime). But Thornton played a very different character in that film. Just comparing those two roles, he's a helluva good actor!

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Freddie Flintoff slagging off Bond on Top Gear tonight  ajb007/mad  They seem to be rehashing all the old
challanges, such as getting as close to the cars claimed top speed.  Why not try and come up
with a few new ideas lads.

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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I just saw the last ever episode of "The big bang theory". Thanks for twelve funny years!

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Number24 wrote:

I just saw the last ever episode of "The big bang theory". Thanks for twelve funny years!

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Saw the last episode when it aired here in the United States last year. Watch the re-runs regularly.

Some people would complain even if you hang them with a new rope

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Watching the new series of Inside No.9…another great series from Pemberton & Sheersmith  ajb007/martini

Have just gone back to watch the previous series on Netflix……again  ajb007/lol

YNWA 96

The Unbearables

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Have you heard the radio 4 , sort of behind
The scenes about writing  Inside no 9 ?  It's
Very interesting, you can still get it on the sounds app.

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Have you heard the radio 4 , sort of behind
The scenes about writing  Inside no 9 ?  It's
Very interesting, you can still get it on the sounds app.

You mean the Inside Inside No9 podcast?

Yep…I’m subscribed to that  ajb007/martini

YNWA 96

The Unbearables

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Sorry yes that's it, also a very interesting show, I think they describe it as
a sort of Director's commentary

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Sorry yes that's it, also a very interesting show, I think they describe it as
a sort of Director's commentary

It is an interesting podcast, especially to hear their thoughts and processes for each episode and for the series as a whole…I’ve just gone back and watched them from series one again…the level of quality is quite amazing  ajb007/martini

YNWA 96

The Unbearables

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Freddie Flintoff slagging off Bond on Top Gear tonight  ajb007/mad  They seem to be rehashing all the old
challanges, such as getting as close to the cars claimed top speed.  Why not try and come up
with a few new ideas lads.

I saw 'new' Top Gear for the first time on Sunday.

I didn't think it was too bad though I do find Paddy McGuinness a bit grating.

I was also shocked to see Damon Hill. Haven't seen him for ages. How grey has he got!!

I genuinely think there's only so much you can do with a car programme. Most of the time it's about how fast can it go.  ajb007/lol

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I do find the new Top Gear a bit too " Laddish " at times  ajb007/wink

Last night I watched the BBC version of A Caribbean Mystery, a Miss Marple adventure and
later the newer ITV Marple version. Both great productions, I just found it funny ( as a Bond
fan ) how with the ITV version they had  Ian Fleming arrive one night to listen to a talk about
Birds, from a certain Mr James Bond   ajb007/biggrin

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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Anyone getting Disney plus when it starts in the UK, it seems pretty good with the
amount of films they have in their catalogue ?

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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I‘ve been enjoying very much James May - Our Man in Japan in the last days.
Available on Amazon Prime

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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The BBC in the UK have all 10 seasons of the Spy series "Spooks" on the BBC iplayer.  As a person self isolating I'm now up to Episode 4 Season 1, so far I'm enjoying it a lot.

FRWl, CR, OHMSS, TSWLM, GF, SF, TLD,  LTK, TND,  FYEO, OP,TWINE, GE, LALD, TB, SPECTRE, DN, YOLT, TMWTGG, QOS, MR, DAF, DAD, AVTAK.

"Do you expect me to talk?  "No Mister Bond I expect you to die"

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Great show, I own all 10 series of
Spooks  ajb007/martini

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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Now that I am permanently at home for the time being I have added BritBox. This is really good and I am watching series that I have never seen before like Midsomer Murders. I’m also watching Dr. Who from the beginning in 1963 what great memories that is providing!

Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.

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ajb007/cheers  I've also been watching Dr Who on Brit Box, not in any order though, I tend to
jump from Dr to Dr. Although I did start with Jon Pertwee, as He was my first Doctor.
I've also indulged my love of murder mysteries with loads of Agatha Christie  ajb007/wink  catching
up on the Miss Marple series with Joan Hickson, which I missed when first shown because
I was at the age when I wanted car chases, explosions and plenty of fights.

On Netflix I've been watching Altered Carbon season 2 with Antony Mackie  a favourite actor
of mine, a funny and intelligent guy. Usual Blade Runner type adventure, which I really like.

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Anyone getting Disney plus when it starts in the UK, it seems pretty good with the
amount of films they have in their catalogue ?

Watched The Mandolorean last night.  At last. Proper Star Wars.

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Just started Avengers : Civil War on Disney + , it too looks amazing. I just
Love Black Widow fighting  ajb007/heart  I wish someone would make a new version
of the 60s tv series The Avengers, with this sort of action/ fighting

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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When I watch Black Widow fighting it looks so good I alosmst want her to beat me up  ajb007/biggrin

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That's understandable   ajb007/wink

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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Mrs CHB loves watching Keeping Up Appearances on BritBox, slapstick humour is popular here and Patricia Routledge is wonderful, it’s good old fashioned British humour. We’ve highlighted Hetty Wainthropp next!

We’re also watching Hustle which is my favourite at the moment, Robert Vaughn has always been one of my favourite actors.

Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.

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ajb007/biggrin  it's funny how spooks and Hustle
Are on Britbox, after I made a point
Over several  months of collecting both
Series on dvd.
I remember reading that Keeping up
Appearances,  was one of the biggest
Sellers for the BBC around the world.
I agree with Asp9mm, about the Disney
Series The Mandolorean, it's very good
Indeed.

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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We watched A Simple Favor last night in our house. Good movie with Anna Kendrik and Blake Lively.

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We're three episodes into TIGER KING on Netflix.  This show is absolutely batsh_t insane.  If you want something that's really out there with people who probably need to be committed to an asylum, this is definitely for you.

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