The what are you watching on TV? (or iplayer or 4od etc.) Thread

bad alice

Easily distracted and...OHLOOKAGUITAR!!!
M&I are getting right into BBC’s FatherMotherSon (starring Richard Gere*)
:)

*or C*ntyW*ankBastard as we now know his character
:)
 

bad alice

Easily distracted and...OHLOOKAGUITAR!!!
Fleabag Series 2
11/10
90% of the first episode takes place around a table in a restaurant.
It is utterly SUPERB
And a testament to how sudden switches between drama and pathos plus fantastic actors and an incredible script can bring a fairly static scenario so gloriously to life.
Plus it does it in a way that the majority of us will identify with in one way or another.
Oh god yes.
:D
 

mirage2101

Well-Known Member
Ed o'Brien of radiohead was on that pedal show. It counts like a tv show because it was almost 90 minutes.
At first I thought it would be way too long but man that's a nice guy.. Very inspiring to see how he approaches music and sound.
 

bad alice

Easily distracted and...OHLOOKAGUITAR!!!
Tickled (Netflix)
You’re going in thinking this is going to be a weird/fun/stooopid documentary about the bonkers world of Competitive Tickling
Uh huh, you heard.
And then the journalisn’t investigating gets a super agressive-fhhk-off-homophobic letter back when he makes his initial “Hey, so what’s Competitive Tickling all about then?”
His journo radar goes TING and we’re off!
No spoilers.
But I will say that I thought I kinda had my head around how people can be on this planet.
And it’s NOT a sexual thing, in case you’re wondering (cuz that’s what I was initially assuming too)
But I guess...
:cold:

No.
No.


People will always surprise you.
And in this case?
Not in a good way.
:eek:
:(
 
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mirage2101

Well-Known Member
Watching BONDiNG on netflix with my wife. We've been laughing really hard.
It's about a dominatrix and her gay friend who becomes her assistent. There's a lot that's implied but it's not porn. It's not as deep as sex education but there's a serious line in it too.
They're short eps so great if you have 20 minutes to kill.
 

bad alice

Easily distracted and...OHLOOKAGUITAR!!!
Watching BONDiNG on netflix with my wife. We've been laughing really hard.
It's about a dominatrix and her gay friend who becomes her assistent. There's a lot that's implied but it's not porn. It's not as deep as sex education but there's a serious line in it too.
They're short eps so great if you have 20 minutes to kill.
M&I have this lined up next on our Watchlist.
Looks like a lot of fun...
:)
 

Wade Garrett

I am the projectionist.
It feels... unsatisfying somehow.
Partially because a lot was hard to make out but how are they going to top this?
I've heard quite a few people mention it was hard to see what was going on. I thought it added to the scaryness. I agree about how they are going to top it, I'm hoping for something storywise that will wow.
 

Tankman

Subtly not giving a F*ck
I could never get into GoT. Then again, I've never been into the whole medieval theme either. To be honest, series are like metal music to me. Most bands I like are Hard Rock or Heavy Metal. But I dislike most Hard Rock and Heavy Metal bands. Same goes with series. I hate most. But the ones I get into, I really like a lot.

Having said that. Can't find anything I like at the moment. I'm really just waiting on Better Call Saul and Orange is the New Black to launch their new seasons. Until then, I'm still enjoying Seinfeld. Midway through season 3 now. Almost every episode there is something relatable.
 

Magnus Pym

Grudges rot the soul
<rant> I'm finding it difficult to find anything to watch on TV at the moment. I don't like the whole 'netflix epic' style of serial drama because I like a beginning a middle and more especially and end. I'm not saying they all fail to end but I I've been burnt so many times before I can't relax into devoting that much time to a story. When I start to watch a series and by the third episode they are still only introducing characters and setting up unexplained situations I just think 'they have no idea where this is going. They just liked the setup' and I can't trust that the writers can get there or that the studio will not cut the series before the end.

To clarify a bit: I think there are two types of viewer (or more probably a spectrum but hey it's my rant. I'll do what I want). The 'character watcher' and the 'story watcher'. Both perfectly valid. Character watchers like the interaction and growth of interesting characters and the story is there to bring different characters together in interesting ways. Story watchers like a story that starts in one place and ends in another. Something they can learn from. The characters are there to move the story along. I'm a story watcher. I don't like soaps because they go nowhere. Coro is just Ena Shaples and Betty Driver in the Rovers return over and over again played by different actors. For me a long running drama where the author doesn't know the 'end' at the beginning is a soap.

And don't get me started about sequels where eveyrthing end happily ever after and the sequel starts by killing everybody they love so they can start over again. After the third or forth go round you have to think the emotional strain on the hero is going to be a bigger threat to their lives than the bad guys. <rant over>
 

beans & rice

Well-Known Member
We watched the 9-episode series called Street Food. It was okay. Each one is set in a different SE Asian nation/city and focuses on one person's story, and the food that brought them to whatever level of success they've achieved. Some of the stories and people were great, others a bit dry. But it's interesting enough and made my mouth water a lot. :D

Reminded me to consider the lives behind the counter, so to speak, and respect the labor and care involved in things that might seem simple and might simply be taken for granted.
 

Chili Hobbes

So much time, and so little to do.
I watched all the episodes of Black Mirror and they were really good. Great stories, fun twists, and it's like a who's who of current actors.

I also am watching Game of Thrones but fuck me it's hard going. I'm a huge fan of the books and up until this season (maybe the one before) of the show, but it's clear Benioff and Weiss are shocking writers. The way the characters are being rushed through story arcs to their detriment is heartbreaking if you've invested year in them, the pacing is horrible, and there are huge leaps in logic. It's just really disappointing. The way they did Jon Snow dirty by stealing his entire reason for existing was unbelievable.

Now I'm just hoping the GRRM sees what a shitshow D&D made of his creation and finishes the books (and pays attention to their mistakes).
 
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