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Penny Dreadful (and, I humbly suggest, Dickensian and The Frankenstein Chronicles) both work by mashing-up familiar characters and/or authors and seeing what happens when they come together.  Carnival Row doesn't have any literary source it could build upon. . .instead, it deals with feuding families, political assassinations, bastard sons everywhere you look, witchcraft and wizardry, and even an incestuous power couple--all stuff that works well in the quasi-medieval settings of GoT but seems clunky and weird in this faux Victorian world, which is the natural realm of steampunk.  But all this is just my opinion.

Vox clamantis in deserto

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Anybody been watching Ken Burns' new documentary on the history of Country Music?
I caught part of the first episode about  Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family.

But PBS took me by surprise, I assumed there'd be a new episode on every Sunday night, like a normal show ... instead they've already broadcast most of the miniseries over the last week and I missed it!

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Another post on how good SPOOKS was  ajb007/martini  such high standards, the scripts are fantastic.
I've found myself sitting down to watch just an episode or two, .... then end up watching the
entire series  ajb007/biggrin   I'm coming to the end of series 7 at the moment .

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

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Another post on how good SPOOKS was  ajb007/martini  such high standards, the scripts are fantastic.
I've found myself sitting down to watch just an episode or two, .... then end up watching the
entire series  ajb007/biggrin   I'm coming to the end of series 7 at the moment .

One of the best series I've seen.

Out of interest TP, did you enjoy the Spooks movie?

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It wasn't as good as the series but I did enjoy it. I've been collecting all 10 series of
Spooks on download and dvd ( Yes some of us still use DVDs )  ajb007/lol  as they can be
bought for only a few pounds these days.

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

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Hardyboy wrote:

Penny Dreadful (and, I humbly suggest, Dickensian and The Frankenstein Chronicles) both work by mashing-up familiar characters and/or authors and seeing what happens when they come together.  Carnival Row doesn't have any literary source it could build upon. . .instead, it deals with feuding families, political assassinations, bastard sons everywhere you look, witchcraft and wizardry, and even an incestuous power couple--all stuff that works well in the quasi-medieval settings of GoT but seems clunky and weird in this faux Victorian world, which is the natural realm of steampunk.  But all this is just my opinion.

There is truth in what you say, Sir Professor  ajb007/biggrin , but I liked it anyway!

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Jack Ryan season 2 on Amazon, Brilliant thriller series  ajb007/martini

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The Man in the High Castle ( season 4 ),
I love these type of " What If ?"  shows. I binge watched this today all 10 episodes  ajb007/biggrin

The Expanse,
Just started watching this sci-fi series and really enjoy it, It's believable sci-fi with all the
equipment, space suits etc, all battered and scratched as if it's used everyday.

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

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Just finished watching on Netflix (U.S.) Living with Yourself, which stars Paul Rudd as a guy who gets cloned.  It's funny in a Coen Brothers/Spike Jonze kind of way, while asking serious questions of the self, relationships, and credenzas.  And there's also Aisling Bea in all her take-no-guff Irishness as the wife of him/them.  Good show!

Vox clamantis in deserto

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Has anyone watched 'Succession'?

I absolutely loved it.Not one likeable character but compelling viewing. Not one bad character and absolutely hilarious at times.

Between Succession and Chernobyl, 2019 has been an excellent year for me TV wise. Chernobyl left a very strong impression on me.

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I haven't seen it  sorry, but Nice to see you back again Lady Rose  ajb007/martini

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

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Nice to see you back in AJB, Lady Rose  ajb007/bond

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I'm enjoying " The War of the Worlds" on BBC 1 Sunday evenings.
The first time the story has been filmed in the original time period it
was set in.

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

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Thunderpussy wrote:

I haven't seen it  sorry, but Nice to see you back again Lady Rose  ajb007/martini

Number24 wrote:

Nice to see you back in AJB, Lady Rose  ajb007/bond

Thanks guys.

Nice to be missed.  ajb007/embarrassed

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Thunderpussy wrote:

I'm enjoying " The War of the Worlds" on BBC 1 Sunday evenings.
The first time the story has been filmed in the original time period it
was set in.

So annoyed I missed it.

Always loved the story. Not so much the Tom Cruise version but was looking forward to it then forgot to record it! Thank goodness for catch up.

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Hanna

I'm about halfway through Season One. Very enjoyable, and very similar to Stephen King's "Firestarter".

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I watched all episodes exept the last one (I visited someone with a streaming service …) of HBO's Chernobyl. Highly recomended. Excelent! David Dencik plays Gorbatchow.

Last edited by Number24 (6th Dec 2019 09:46)

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I'm not a sports fan, but watching some of the football
Matches on Amazon prime in 4k  they look amazing !

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