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Title: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Rolnikov on August 10, 2010, 05:53:09 am
Last week caught up on series one of V. We'd let episodes pile up without watching them, but watching it nightly for a week brought it to life - as well as bringing back happy memories of watching the original mini-series that way on ITV!

The production breaks seem to be working for it, giving them plenty of time to assess what's working and what isn't. The characters who weren't really working have been ruthlessly culled, in ways that have added some weight to the storylines.

It isn't a perfect series, and it reminds me way too much of Earth: Final Conflict, but there are definite signs of life.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Paul Woodward on August 11, 2010, 07:49:09 pm
I remember watching the trailer episode to V many moons ago and I thought it was very good.  But unfortunately never caught up with the series.

I saw The Deep last night.  Second episode but the first one I've seen.  And I was pleasantly surprised at it pushing all the right buttons for Sf drama on tele. 8)
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Rolnikov on April 12, 2011, 07:16:05 am
We're continuing to watch V; watchable, just about, but not exactly good. Lots of silly talk about souls and god, and a daft plot. Its protagonists are the most hopeless terrorists this side of Four Lions, inviting people to their secret lair willy-nilly. The scene where they tortured a V for information had too little weight, no consciousness that torture is wrong, even if you do get the information you wanted.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Rolnikov on April 20, 2011, 07:37:32 pm
I thought Game of Thrones was rather special.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: jim mcleod on April 20, 2011, 08:41:20 pm
I'm ashamed to say I've never read the source material, but I really enjoyed The Game of Thrones
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Rolnikov on October 24, 2011, 07:24:25 pm
Currently having a lot of fun with My Babysitter's a Vampire, although it's scaring the children silly. I remember when Disney were in the thrall of the moral minority, but now they're showing the next best thing to a new series of Buffy.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: jim mcleod on October 25, 2011, 08:30:20 pm
Eastbound and Down, great US comedy
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Colin (Black Abyss) on October 25, 2011, 08:36:01 pm
Just fast forwarded through 80% of Terra Nova, Jurrasic Park meets Lost, with big guns...tripe!
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Rolnikov on October 25, 2011, 08:51:58 pm
It's not great, is it? Like a sillier take on Outcasts. Refreshing to see a mixed race family as the leads in a US programme, though.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Colin (Black Abyss) on October 25, 2011, 09:06:00 pm
I preferred the dystopian earth at the beginning, thought that imagery was much more inventive than the dino's versus guns we have moved on to.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: jim mcleod on October 25, 2011, 09:10:15 pm
It is slightly better than the terrible adaptation of Delicate Sound of Thunder
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: IanH on November 23, 2011, 09:11:55 pm
Did anyone catch "Michael Jackson: The Live Seance"?

Ian
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Rolnikov on November 28, 2011, 07:50:05 pm
I did not! Was it worth seeing?

We're still watching Terra Nova. We never sit down to watch it at the beginning of the night, but it's there on the TiVo and we'll often watch it for the ten minutes before bedtime.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: davidjb on January 14, 2012, 04:19:10 pm
Not been a fan of Sherlock Holmes generally but the films have been awesome and the TV series pretty good. I know it's not fantasy, or is it? Certainly the TV series is, bringing it into modern times with no reference to the famous sleuth from the 1890s-ish.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Rolnikov on January 16, 2012, 08:48:16 am
Not been a fan of Sherlock Holmes generally but the films have been awesome and the TV series pretty good. I know it's not fantasy, or is it? Certainly the TV series is, bringing it into modern times with no reference to the famous sleuth from the 1890s-ish.

Do you mean because there is no fictional Sherlock Holmes in his world, no stories by Arthur Conan Doyle? I don't think that would be enough to make it a fantasy programme, unless we saw how that had changed the world - e.g. if the development of forensic science and detective work had been slowed without Sherlock as an inspiration...

More generally, the problem with adding supernatural and fantasy elements to a Sherlock Holmes story, I think, is that you blow every other deduction of his career out of the water. If he can't eliminate the impossible, how could he ever settle on a solution to any problem? I think that was why the hound in episode two left him so shaken.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Phillip Spencer on January 16, 2012, 01:45:43 pm
Spoiler alert if you did not see Sherlock, season 2 final episode.

Not been a fan of Sherlock Holmes generally but the films have been awesome and the TV series pretty good. I know it's not fantasy, or is it? Certainly the TV series is, bringing it into modern times with no reference to the famous sleuth from the 1890s-ish.
Having seen the final episode last night, I am left wondering if SF elements will be used to explain how SH survived the fall at the end.  He obviously planned something from his conversation with the girl in the lab (not sure of her name) at Barts before going on the roof but the fall and aftermath was a pretty convincing death for Watson.

Looking forward to Series 3 (confirmed today in comments on BBC website by Steven Moffat). Shame we have to wait for next year.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Des Lewis on January 16, 2012, 04:39:43 pm
Sherlock and Moriarty seem as if they've been enacting an internet battle.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Rolnikov on January 18, 2012, 05:39:11 pm
Having seen the final episode last night, I am left wondering if SF elements will be used to explain how SH survived the fall at the end.

That seems really unlikely to me, other than perhaps the Baskerville drug from episode two or a sophisticated disguise, for the same reasons that Steven Moffat dismissed the idea of a Doctor Who / Sherlock crossover (here (http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/s7/doctor-who/news/a294352/moffat-rules-out-who-sherlock-crossover.html)):

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I think there are problems of doing that," he admitted. "Because then you would say that Sherlock Holmes lives in the same world as The Doctor, and there are Daleks and all sorts of things. If a Sherlock Holmes story depends on time travel being impossible, it's quite hard [to do it] if he's a personal friend of The Doctor's."
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: davidjb on March 13, 2012, 07:41:45 pm
Aparently... There is a very similar story line in the original works of Sherlock Holmes. Conan Doyle killed his sleuth off - but then resurected him due to a backlash from the fans.

Been watching Rome on DVD. That's good but very smutty!
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Dave Brzeski on March 14, 2012, 12:46:13 am
Aparently... There is a very similar story line in the original works of Sherlock Holmes. Conan Doyle killed his sleuth off - but then resurected him due to a backlash from the fans.

Been watching Rome on DVD. That's good but very smutty!

All of the Sherlock episodes are clever reimaginings of original Conan Doyle Holmes stories. That's kind of the point I think.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Jilly Paddock on March 19, 2012, 12:05:22 pm
All of the Sherlock episodes are clever reimaginings of original Conan Doyle Holmes stories. That's kind of the point I think.

I'd really like to have seen "The Geek Interpreter" and "The Speckled Blonde" cases mentioned in one of the latest episodes! :)
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Rolnikov on March 25, 2012, 07:04:07 pm
Quite enjoying Grimm but it's starting to get a bit procedural.

Adventure Time is just about my favourite cartoon since Samurai Jack. It's surreal, surprising, sweet and funny, and the autotuned singing is hilarious. The comic - which I was supposedly buying for the children - is pretty much perfect too.

Starting to feel a bit sad about not having Sky Atlantic this year, with Game of Thrones season two on the way...
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: SAWatts on March 25, 2012, 11:00:31 pm
Me too! Must get the DVD for season 1.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Rolnikov on March 28, 2012, 09:05:48 pm
We let The Walking Dead season 2 pile up on the tivo, but after a slow start we're starting to get into it now. Some great characters on there - just wish they had a bit more to do. And I'm still annoyed that the zombies in it can run, which makes so much of what the characters do seem utterly stupid. It's a key part of the comic that if you keep moving and don't get surrounded they won't catch you.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Rolnikov on April 09, 2012, 08:23:42 am
Completely caught up on The Walking Dead season 2, and it ended up being brilliant. Amazing performances from every actor (Andrew Lincoln especially), top notch zombie action every episode, and what an entrance at the end for one of the comic's best characters.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Rolnikov on April 27, 2013, 05:57:51 pm
We've been catching up on Person of Interest this last couple of weeks, and it's been okay - shows some promise from time to time, but with so many episodes to a season it's  ended up running through some overfamiliar plots. Much better when it's on its own unique territory.

Think we'll get stuck into Hemlock Grove next. First episode wasn't outstanding, but there was enough to make it worth a second look.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Charlsie on November 18, 2013, 03:16:02 pm
After marathon-watching all of Breaking Bad, I'm moving a way from serious tv shows for a bit. Wouldn't be able to stop myself comparing quality. So as a palate cleanser, I'm stickin with comedy for a bit. It's Always Sunny in Phildelphia, Archer and a thousandth re-watch of Father Ted.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: davidjb on December 07, 2013, 07:55:17 pm
Kick Ass and really enjoyed it. I found it difficult to understand why I liked this film, but for some reason I did. A super hero film with no super heroes. I'm not quite sure what appealed to me, but one thing was certain it was a very dark film. A child happily killing drug addicts in a crack house and comparing weapons with them as she did so. Very utterly bizarre, but very compelling. Her acrobatics were amazing and I was enthralled just watching that.

The story line was equally good. There were parallels to the Spider Man storyline at times, but it was always acknowledged and tongue in cheek. Nicholas Cage was brilliant in this film.

What's the second film like? Any good?
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Rolnikov on April 05, 2014, 04:23:58 pm
Just finished The Walking Dead series 5, and though there were good moments, it wasn't a strong season. Every week a new character or three had an emotional epiphany, or opened up about their past, or put their feelings ahead of the need to survive.

That was not the case in House of Cards, series 2, which we've been watching too, and maybe Walking Dead suffered in comparison. Looking forward to watching new Game of Thrones tomorrow, although I felt series 3 of that meandered a bit before its brilliant conclusion.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Andy Hendry on April 08, 2014, 07:03:13 pm
I did enjoy the last season of Walking Dead though I do get annoyed at some of the ways that they 'wimp out' of certain scenes from the comic books.
*SPOILERS AHEAD-HIGHLIGHT TO SEE*
Like in an earlier season when Rick shoot Shane, that was supposed to be Carl that shot him. The killing is an important part of the lad's development. Same with the killing of the wee lass in the penultimate episode of this season. That was supposed to be Carl too, again this was important for both his and Rick's storyline.
Still I'm being fernickity. :D
I've recently watched the first few episodes of The 100, the latest SF from the CW, and have to say that I wasn't impressed(link (http://awhendry.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/post-apocalypse-90210/)). I get the feeling that I am going to keep on watching it though. Mostly in the hope that all of the characters are going to be wiped out... :/
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Rolnikov on April 09, 2014, 08:08:26 am
I agree with what you say on the blog about wanting HBO to do an sf show. Long overdue!

We've been watching The 100 too. It feels like a cynical mash-up of Lost (the bits down on Earth) and Battlestar Galactica (the bits up in space), and none of it makes a lot of sense. But I think it's the only TV show in space at the moment, apart from Doctor Who. And of all the programmes to imitate Lost over the years, it's the first to realise how much of that programme's appeal was down to beautiful people getting sweaty in a jungle.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: joshua rainbird on April 13, 2014, 12:34:24 pm
oh boy ... Vikings season 1 - mostly fun but drags very occasionally in places - beautiful sets and beautiful vistas (Ireland mostly) and fun to see another culture portrayed in a sympathetic light - I was a little worried that after the raid on Lindisfarne it would over-evangelise on the "Christian message" like a Charlton Heston movie - thankfully it didn't

love the character of Floki who never answers questions about what he's thinking

love the scenes with the valkyrie and Odin - subtle - a little cliche but a cliche that works well, so why not ?   

overall, worth watching and can't wait for season 2  8)
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Andy Hendry on April 14, 2014, 02:11:03 pm
Viking is an awesome show. I know enough about VIking society to only get mildly pissed off with the stuff they did wrong(and then only because it was needlessly wrong) and enough to squee a little bit when there was stuff that I have read about turning up, the ritual around the boat burial is taken from ibn Fahdlen's (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmad_ibn_Fadlan) account of the Rūs in Eastern Europe. Am going to watch season 2 when I get the chance seeing as Amazon have decided that there's no 'opt-out' from Prime VIdeo so I may as well make use of it.

Just watched the latest Game of Thrones and am awfully happy.  ;D Really want to say more but... spoilers! :D
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Andy Hendry on April 17, 2014, 03:17:46 pm
It may not be HBO but Syfy are making a 10 episode adaptation of Leviathan Wakes.

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/04/james-sa-corey-leviathan-wakes-the-expanse-syfy-adaptation
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Rolnikov on May 18, 2014, 08:10:38 am
Saw the first episode of Penny Dreadful, which pulls together public domain characters to form a monster-fighting team - so far Mina Harker's dad and Victor Frankenstein have shown up. Definite shades of Anno Dracula and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and I didn't feel riveted during the first episode, but the next day realised that I was looking forward to the next one. Some good special effects and it's making an effort to be as gory and sensational as the publications from which it takes its name.

I'm going to have to dig out Peter Haining's anthology The Penny Dreadful, to see if I can identify any of the other characters.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Andy Hendry on May 18, 2014, 07:20:24 pm
I watched Penny Dreadful recently as well and I am actually feeling rather hopeful. They managed to cram quite a lot into that first episode and I really do appreciate its darkness. :)
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Rolnikov on June 10, 2014, 03:46:33 pm
Just started watching Under the Dome and I like it a lot. Hadn't realised it was developed by Brian K. Vaughan, one of my favourite comic writers, who worked on Lost during some of its best seasons (four and five), or I'd have started it sooner. Ranjna has read the novel but I haven't, which means she now gets to know how I feel when we watch The Walking Dead.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: David A. Riley on June 10, 2014, 04:40:53 pm
Last night I watched the final two episodes of the second series of In the Flesh on BBC3. The story continually improves and it's great to see a truly original zombie series set in Lancashire. I can't claim that I didn't see one of the tragic twists happening beforehand (brilliantly well handled and shocking though it was), but I did not foresee what would ultimately happen at the very end - showing that a third series must surely be on the cards.
All credit to the writers of this series and the actors too, who gave great performances. 
(http://i2.cdnds.net/14/23/618x348/6017485-low_res-in-the-flesh.jpg)
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Post by: FranklinMarsh on July 10, 2014, 01:58:40 pm
Somewhat late to this, and I missed the first series completely, but I did enjoy Series 2 of In The Flesh. Almost believable, and the prejudice plotlines were quite detailed. Certain scenes reminded me of Northern Ireland. Found the ending a bit of a let down. Came to it via Charlie Brooker's Dead Set of all things. Zombies in the UK still seem very strange.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: stewartguitar on August 30, 2014, 11:04:19 pm
I've just finished the first series of Utopia. It's the first show I've watched a whole series of in this century I think.

Does anyone know a way of skipping the ads on 4od?
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Rolnikov on August 31, 2014, 09:17:11 am
Sorry, I don't. On Now TV Sky channels don't have adverts yet, but they have a unskippable break in the middle of programmes just to establish a space where adverts *could* go in the future. So annoying.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: jim mcleod on September 01, 2014, 09:16:28 am
I don't think there is.  What I do is play it then live pause it for about 15 minutes.  Which allows me to fast forward during the breaks
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Rolnikov on September 15, 2014, 08:57:30 am
Watched episode one of The Leftovers (on Sky Atlantic). Quite promising. Three years ago, 2% of the world's population disappeared, and we see what's happening to the people still here. Premise is a bit like Left Behind, but it's nowhere near as silly. It's more akin to small-town-in-peril programmes like Under the Dome, Jericho and Three Moons Over Milford.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: joshua rainbird on September 21, 2014, 05:20:07 pm
I've been watching this programme called Doctor Who.  It's about an alien who calls himself the Doctor and who's stolen unused police property.  It's rather fun.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Rolnikov on October 26, 2014, 06:12:44 am
Watched the first episode of Constantine last night, based on the comic Hellblazer (easily the longest-running comic that I've read every issue of). Nice surprise to see it show up on Amazon Prime Video the day after after its US showing. I've been waiting for a Hellblazer tv show for so long, and now I don't have to wait at all!

The pilot isn't great, reminding us a lot of the Paul McGann Doctor Who TV movie, but Matt Ryan seems well cast, and the end of the pilot suggests they had a rethink before moving on to episode two. Some promise, but might struggle to convince casual viewers it isn't a Supernatural rip-off - unfairly given how much Supernatural has poached from Hellblazer.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: joshua rainbird on November 11, 2014, 11:43:54 pm
Vikings Season 2 is wonderful - great to see a medieval series with a touch of magical realism which has very strong female characters

it's far superior to Game of Thrones in my opinion  ;D
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Wayne Mook on December 07, 2014, 06:38:43 pm
I've been watching Remember Me on the Beeb, an old fashioned ghost story with Michael Palin. Last episode tonight, I must say I've rather enjoyed it, nothing surprising but it's well made and keeps the feeling of dread going well. A splendid ghost story now the inter is closing in.

Wayne.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Rolnikov on December 30, 2014, 06:50:13 am
We've been catching up on Supernatural over the holiday. Something about horror that feels cosy at Christmas. I really admire the way that programme can comfortably contain so many different moods, from the laugh out loud funny (Dean can talk to dogs) to grim, serious, everyone is going to die and we're to blame (I'm guessing that'll come later in the series, it usually does), and I think that's part of the reason it has such legs.

I'm surprised it doesn't get more stick over its torture scenes, though. Sam and Dean make Jack Bauer look like a bleeding heart liberal, and the information they get is usually shown to be reliable. In this season they even talk about "zero dark thirtying" someone, which seems a bit iffy. Bauer turns to torture as a last resort when a nuclear bomb is about to explode in the White House or something, but for Sam and Dean it's accepted as part of their everyday routine.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Rolnikov on March 19, 2015, 06:54:37 am
Started watching Defiance season 1 (now on Amazon Instant), about an Earth transformed by aliens who then went to war with each other, the end result looking a bit like Mad Max with aliens. Seems interesting so far.

The children are bingeing on the Frozen episodes of Once Upon a Time, which just came to Netflix. They'd have watched it through the night if we'd let them.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Rolnikov on March 27, 2015, 06:37:45 am
Watched the first episode of Outlander. It's a cross between Goodnight Sweetheart and Doctor Who: The Highlanders (the main character is called Jamie Fraser!). Much saucier than I was expecting, and the incontinent voiceover was awful, but it looks very pretty and has a good mix of action and romance. I wouldn't mind watching more but Ranjna wants us to get back to House of Cards season three.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: CarolineC on March 27, 2015, 08:22:43 pm
Just watched the first in the new series of Inside No. 9 - black humour at its best!  :D
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Rolnikov on April 14, 2015, 06:35:13 am
Four episodes into Daredevil and enjoying it. Perfectly cast, faithful to the comics, and it's got the best hand-to-hand fighting I've seen on television. And it ties in nicely to the Marvel universe films, with Hell's Kitchen being rebuilt after the events of the first Avengers film. Ben Urich is in it, so I'm wondering if he'll show up in the next Spider-Man film too.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: stewartguitar on April 20, 2015, 01:33:07 pm
Just watched the first in the new series of Inside No. 9 - black humour at its best!  :D

Agreed. I've watched the first three. Excellent stuff.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: IanH on April 27, 2015, 04:31:33 pm
Watched "Masterchef" but missed the last episode, hope to catch up with it on the BBC i-player.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Dave Brzeski on April 29, 2015, 10:39:02 pm
Watched "Masterchef" but missed the last episode, hope to catch up with it on the BBC i-player.

I got bored with the British Masterchef, but I really enjoy the Australian & New Zealand versions. They're much more fun.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: joshua rainbird on September 07, 2015, 03:09:26 pm
having bought a TV licence to rant at the live election results as they came in ... I've been watching the Beeb

Parliament and the Lord Mayor's question time made me realise how far removed politicians are from the real world, and their manners are appalling
and what's happened to the news? ... it's awful

but the other stuff that I have watched:
- the new series about the Ancient Greeks is really good (available on BBC4 iPlayer)
- and I quite like that Anne Robinson thing about how we use money
- that show about Pound Shops is hilarious but I find the voice-over condescending
- and I caught a Australian kids series called the Nowhere Boys about some teens who end up in an alternative reality of their home town ... it could have been dire except that the Aussies have a knack of injecting a bit of weird street cred while stereotyping their characters ... and kudos for their spin on the use of humoral theory in the personalities of the protagonists - kids' stuff but what the hells :D
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: joshua rainbird on September 18, 2015, 10:50:30 pm
the Beeb's The Ascent of Woman is a fascinating series

loved the insights into the rites of Demeter in ancient Athens - well worth watching  8)
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: joshua rainbird on November 08, 2015, 06:39:18 pm
The Great Pottery Throw Down which is like that annoying bake-off series but inedible ... but hey, I like pots and plates more than gluten so I'm as happy as a pig in muck  8)

oh and that BBC 4 series on Colour  ;D
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: joshua rainbird on September 16, 2016, 01:55:36 am
Cleverman on BBC 3 ... Australian urban fantasy with magical realism ... gritty stuff
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Djibril on December 27, 2016, 05:54:43 pm
Started watching Luke Cage on Netflix (or “The Net Flicks” as I accidentally called it channeling my grandparents) over Christmas. It has the somewhat predictable, clear-cut, uncomplicated-good-and-evil, cut-out characters that so many superhero shows do, but it is shiny and well made, the cast strong, and less saccharine than much Marvel nonsense. I'll give it a few more episodes to give it the chance to surprise me.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Rolnikov on December 31, 2016, 08:24:58 pm
I liked Luke Cage a lot (and I loved Misty Knight).

We just started watching the new Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, and so far I totally adore it. Like Doctor Who crossed with Fargo.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Djibril on January 01, 2017, 04:31:18 pm
I think I only watched the first episode of the Dirk Gently series that was made 10+ years ago and wasn't impressed. Is this a completely different team? Is it better?

(Then again, as I like neither Who nor Fargo, it's not looking promising for me, is it? ;) )
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Rolnikov on January 01, 2017, 05:06:22 pm
Not really! Yes, it's a completely different production. This is from BBC America and Netflix, with Max Landis (Chronicle) as the showrunner. I never got around to watching the BBC4 version, so I can't say how it compares, and I don't remember very much about the novels, but I think it acts as a sequel to them.
Title: Re: What have you been watching on telly?
Post by: Stephen Palmer on January 14, 2017, 02:19:04 pm
best thing on over the holiday was Ethel & Ernest. (Raymond Briggs)