September 17, 2012 at 14:01 #413507CavParticipant
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Auusie tv series about a loose cannon but brilliant lawyer, Cleaver Greene. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
This clip is a great tasterSeptember 29, 2012 at 18:30 #414596HammyMember
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War Time Farm, just brilliant TV!June 11, 2013 at 22:50 #442550
Thought I’d resurrect this thread with the third season of Game Of Thrones having just finished.
As ever in Game Of Thrones, the first 8 episodes moved the pieces into place all around the world of the series, with episode 9 the episode where the real action happened. The finale then tied up the loose ends and set the show up for an excruciating wait for season 4. You’d think a show with so many characters would struggle to follow the different story lines but they really do a great job, and it seems as though every character, no matter how unimportant they seem, has a role to play. Already looking forward to the next season.
I’ve been watching Friday Night Lights steadily over the past year or so and I’m now on the 5th and final season. While it doesn’t make one pine for the next episode the way Game Of Thrones does, it is very easy viewing and I’d recommend it to anyone. Kyle Chandler is excellent in the lead role and it’s worth watching for his performance alone.
I’ve also watched Breaking Bad in the past year. I absolutely bombed through it, watching episodes 2 and 3 at a time. It’s a bit like Game Of Thrones in that every episode ends with you wanting to see the next one straight away. I’m not sure which of the two I prefer. Breaking Bad is brilliantly scripted and Bryan Cranston’s "I’m the one who knocks" speech was immense. The final season begins in August, needless to say that will make the wait for Game Of Thrones that bit easier.June 13, 2013 at 21:15 #442696
I’m ashamed to admit that, although I refused to watch it first time round cause it was historically inaccurate I’m loving The Tudors. Do tend to fall asleep part way through [well, it is on rather late] though. Seem to be missing all the good series; the Returned looks good but I missed the first episode. And I still haven’t seen The Wire. I might retire soon and, if I do I’m just going to immerse myself in all the series that I’ve missed. I’m also watching the programme on Fidays about how to survive in Elizabethan England.
.June 17, 2013 at 00:13 #442980TriptychParticipant
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If you love The Tudors don’t miss The White Queen which has just started on BBC1 tonight Sunday 16th June.
Quote from BBC site:-
Elizabeth Woodville, "The White Queen" has been portrayed in novels and legends as a romantic figure. In reality, her 15th Century life was far from a fairy-tale. She may have married for love but as England’s Queen she faced danger and betrayal.
As a 10-part drama series "The White Queen" starts on BBC One this Sunday.
I’m enjoying the series Love and Marriage at the moment with Alison Steadman, Larry Lamb and the fantastic Celia Imrie, shades of Last Tango in Halifax and Strictly Ballroom.
JacThings turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...June 26, 2013 at 21:48 #444082
Saw the first episode of The White Queen but missed the second as I was in Paris [lucky me!]. Has had a lot of flack due to things like dresses having zips on and peoples teeth not being wonky but The Tudors taught me to forget all about minor details like that. Going to catch up with it on iplayer. And, of course, it’s Glastonbury this weekend as well [along with Wimbledon]. So much to watch; so little time….June 27, 2013 at 08:39 #444105DroneParticipant
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The Wars of the Roses, or more precisely the descendents of Edward III, is a particular interest of mine and some years ago I compiled a huge family tree of the pre-Tudor dynasties which resembles a particularly thick and twisted hawthorn hedge covered in spiders’ webs
So ‘The White Queen’ was eagerly anticipated and the anticipation was reasonably well rewarded, with as far as I can judge the historical facts correct and the characterisations in-keeping, particularly those of Elizabeth’s scheming mother Jacquetta and ‘Kingmaker’ Warwick, who are both splendid
It is a little too pretty, sanitised and Hollywoodesque with the incessant clips of Edward and Elizabeth engaging in steamy rumpy-pumpy rather unnecessary; but overall it was engaging and entertaining stuff
Haven’t watched the second episode myself yet – as the prog conflicts with Miss Marple on ITV which on no account can be missed – but will be interested to see if they develop a warts-and-all portrayal of the so-far angelic Edward over subsequent episodes as he became a grossly obese wreck towards the end of his life
Ten episodes seems a lot so presumably Richard III, the Princes in the Tower, Henry VII, the unification of the York and Lancaster dynasties etc will feature in due course…good-ohJune 28, 2013 at 10:35 #444188
Given that Henry remained svelte and handsome throughout the Tudors [and not a trace of red hair] I can’t see Edward turning into the Michelin Man in this series. Supposedly the rumpy pumpy was aimed at the American market but they’ve gone all prudish about it it may have to be edited. I understand that Jacquetta was actually tried for witchcraft but got away with it. Find her the most fascinating of all of the characters. Need to find time to watch Episode 2, what with Wimbledon and Glastonbury this weekend. Typical that, when you want programmes to be repeated, they aren’t.June 29, 2013 at 00:18 #444275TriptychParticipant
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Here’s the 2nd Episode of The White Queen
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 … Episode_2/
I think it will work from here.
Talking of Jacquetta, Phillipa Gregory wrote another book all about her and it’s fascinating. Called Lady of the Rivers so I would imagine and hope that will follow The White Queen series.
JacThings turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...September 10, 2013 at 10:17 #450772
I’ve also watched Breaking Bad in the past year. I absolutely bombed through it, watching episodes 2 and 3 at a time. It’s a bit like Game Of Thrones in that every episode ends with you wanting to see the next one straight away. I’m not sure which of the two I prefer. Breaking Bad is brilliantly scripted and Bryan Cranston’s "I’m the one who knocks" speech was immense. The final season begins in August, needless to say that will make the wait for Game Of Thrones that bit easier.
Five episodes down in the final season, three to go. Mondays can’t come quick enough! This series is
PHENOMENAL!!September 15, 2013 at 17:24 #451372
Saw Count Arthur Strong the other night; haven’t laughed so much at a sitcom for ages [wans’t quite aure what I was watching]. A bit dated perhaps but very quirky; the S.O. didn’t find it even mildly amusing but I was in tears. Very marmite. Can’t wait for next weeks episode.September 17, 2013 at 23:12 #451621
Ozymandias = mind blownSeptember 17, 2013 at 23:49 #451623Mr. PilsenBlocked
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Saw Count Arthur Strong the other night; haven’t laughed so much at a sitcom for ages [wans’t quite aure what I was watching]. A bit dated perhaps but very quirky; the S.O. didn’t find it even mildly amusing but I was in tears. Very marmite. Can’t wait for next weeks episode.
I watched this series – these are repeats- and found it quite funny, some episodes more than others. Just read that another series- or season – as da kidz say, is confirmed.
Did you know that this started off on the radio? First broadcast in Dec. 05 on radio 4.September 18, 2013 at 11:18 #451652IanDaviesParticipant
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I don’t watch much TV, but I quite like Come Dine With Me.September 18, 2013 at 17:17 #451691
The guy behind it did Father Ted and Black Books [amongst other things] so it’s no wonder I found it so funny. I’m trying not to watch it on utube so as not to spoil the programmes. I miss so much good stuff on the radio. There was an article in the Observer the other week written by someone called John Finnemore who also does programmes on the radio; even though it was about the badger cull and sea otters it was one of the funniest things I’ve read for ages [as well as the most sensible arguement against the cull that I’ve read thus far] so I need to check him out. Most of my radio listening is on Radio 6 so I need to branch out a bit more. I love Bad Education on BBC3!
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