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Nico

You psychopathological reactionary!
Jul 1, 2004
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Watched ep 1 of Black Snow on Stan. About a girl who was killed in 1994 and is reopened as a cold case in 2019 (I thought it was a true story but isn’t). Anyway as flat and dull as …..something that’s flat and dull. Won’t continue.
Worth persisting with TT...really enjoyed it
 
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tigertim

something funny is written here
Mar 6, 2004
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The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe on Binge is great. Eddie Marson who stars is a bit of a favourite actor of mine.

Late to the Severance party but it was good.

Enjoyed Blackbird also and the first ep of The Last of Us.
Yep, TTHWATC was excellent!
 
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RoarEmotion

Tiger Champion
Aug 20, 2005
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Just finished season 1 of bear on Star (Disney plus). Super high intensity smash you in the face stuff. It really is quite exhausting to watch as a five star chef comes back to run the restaurant/sandwich shop of his deceased brother with his cousin (who is just so loud and intense) and all the other misfits in there. When both critics and users go over 90% on rotten tomatoes I'm in. Has lots of cutting, slicing and dicing as well as various drama of why the brother died and the impact on everyone else, broken relationships and money troubles and both the people and the restaurant evolving. I'm not sure how I feel, but it was quite a ride and had some pretty intense moments. In true Disney+ fashion one third of the show is the intro and the credits - so you are looking at about 20 minutes an episode of which there are eight (there is one longer episode). Not sure if season 2 will work but plenty of stuff that can evolve from where it ends. If you have ever enjoyed a reality cooking show then this is definitely worth a shot as it mixes a real gritty real life version of some of the best bits of that with a real story and characters.

 
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AngryAnt

Tiger Legend
Nov 25, 2004
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Need to come back to this and give the show a bit more credit. It's become quite enjoyable to watch. Nothing deep or meaningful, but a nice easy 30min time waster with a few laughs.

I was so distracted by Stallone's heavily botoxed and surgery-ridden face I couldn't watch it.
 

The Big Richo

Tiger Superstar
Aug 19, 2010
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2,634
The home of Dusty
Few years old but just watched The Walk on Netflix about a high wire artist who walked between the Twin Towers in the 70s.

Fascinating story but hard to watch if you suffer from vertigo!
 
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The Big Richo

Tiger Superstar
Aug 19, 2010
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The home of Dusty
Just finished season 2 of The Test, on Amazon Prime. Not too bad.

I was really disappointed in the second season. Too much magazine style fluff and not enough fly on the wall.

The first series was riveting because of the dressing room footage and access to JL's addresses etc

Much less of that this time and the handing of JL's sacking was soft as butter. If they are making a show like that they need to ask Cummins and co the hard questions, not let them make nothing statements without asking them to substantiate.
 
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Scoop

Tiger Legend
Dec 8, 2004
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I was really disappointed in the second season. Too much magazine style fluff and not enough fly on the wall.

The first series was riveting because of the dressing room footage and access to JL's addresses etc

Much less of that this time and the handing of JL's sacking was soft as butter. If they are making a show like that they need to ask Cummins and co the hard questions, not let them make nothing statements without asking them to substantiate.
Agree entirely. Felt like the show was made by those who orchestrated his demise. Word War 2 from the Germans viewpoint.
 
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Scoop

Tiger Legend
Dec 8, 2004
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Just finished season 1 of bear on Star (Disney plus). Super high intensity smash you in the face stuff. It really is quite exhausting to watch as a five star chef comes back to run the restaurant/sandwich shop of his deceased brother with his cousin (who is just so loud and intense) and all the other misfits in there. When both critics and users go over 90% on rotten tomatoes I'm in. Has lots of cutting, slicing and dicing as well as various drama of why the brother died and the impact on everyone else, broken relationships and money troubles and both the people and the restaurant evolving. I'm not sure how I feel, but it was quite a ride and had some pretty intense moments. In true Disney+ fashion one third of the show is the intro and the credits - so you are looking at about 20 minutes an episode of which there are eight (there is one longer episode). Not sure if season 2 will work but plenty of stuff that can evolve from where it ends. If you have ever enjoyed a reality cooking show then this is definitely worth a shot as it mixes a real gritty real life version of some of the best bits of that with a real story and characters.

The Bear was fantastic TV, finished it in three nights.
 
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IanG

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Sep 27, 2004
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I was really disappointed in the second season. Too much magazine style fluff and not enough fly on the wall.

The first series was riveting because of the dressing room footage and access to JL's addresses etc

Much less of that this time and the handing of JL's sacking was soft as butter. If they are making a show like that they need to ask Cummins and co the hard questions, not let them make nothing statements without asking them to substantiate.

Yep I agree as well, won't be watching any future series unless I hear different.
 
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GhostofJimJess

Tiger Cub
Oct 4, 2015
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The Virtues on Stan.

Holy hell.

I'm gonna say it - Stephen Graham's portrayal of Joseph is the greatest acting performance I've ever seen. 4-part mini-series of the highest quality.

But take note of the warnings prior to each episode, especially the last.
 
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jb03

Tiger Legend
Jan 28, 2004
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9,510
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The Virtues on Stan.

Holy hell.

I'm gonna say it - Stephen Graham's portrayal of Joseph is the greatest acting performance I've ever seen. 4-part mini-series of the highest quality.

But take note of the warnings prior to each episode, especially the last.
Stephen Graham is a fantastic actor. Another recent one with him (and Sean Bean) "Time" is great too.

And i should add the child actors in The Virtues are bang on in their small roles.
 
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