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tigertim

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TigerForce said:
The best. Just wish some FTA channels could put it back on air no matter how late.
They are on 10s new app 10Access but it’s a paid app. I tried the 30 day free trial but wouldn’t pay ten bucks a month to watch the D grade rubbish that you wouldn’t watch even if it was free.
 

TigerForce

Richmond has a better list.
Apr 26, 2004
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tigertim said:
They are on 10s new app 10Access but it’s a paid app. I tried the 30 day free trial but wouldn’t pay ten bucks a month to watch the D grade rubbish that you wouldn’t watch even if it was free.
These 5 channels have 3 or 4 extra channels repeating and duplicating the same shows. Why can't they just put something original on again? Even some 70s Aussie dramas.....unless they've done the Ch 2 & Ch 7 stupidity and over-recorded the tapes...

I'm a fan of old B&W shows, and enjoyed watching the Edgar Wallace Mysteries at 4:30am every Saturday night on 9GEM last year. More please!
 

antman

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Nov 25, 2004
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scottyturnerscurse said:
Good rec. Enjoying, well, as much as one can with the subject matter. Cheers.
yeah, sorry to harp on about it but I'd say it keeps getting better and better, except it started out excellent and keeps being excellent. Ep. 3 was very confronting.

But there is good news too - the amazing resilience and self-sacrifice of people who were there is truly amazing, in a grim Soviet kind of way. And the things people were willing to do were incredible.

There is a good podcast about the show where they talk about the research, what they left out, what they changed for the sake of the story and what they didn't change. They mention that whatever you think about the corruption and brutality of the Soviet system, ordinary people were willing to sacrifice themselves for the good of the community and the Soviet state. Podcast available here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUeHPCYtWYQ
 

Baloo

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Nov 8, 2005
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Good Omens. 6 part mini-series based on Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman novel. Worth watching if you enjoy Pratchett novels.
 

spook

It is only the intellectually lost who ever argue.
Jun 18, 2007
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The Deadwood movie was a pretty satisfying conclusion, although it reminded me how robbed we were that HBO prematurely culled it. Critics are gushing over it, slightly over the top due to the GoT debacle methinks, but it is good.
 

TigerForce

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Apr 26, 2004
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How rigged is The Chaser?

Can't believe how easy the chaser's questions always are.
 

craig

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Aug 19, 2004
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Was unlucky enough to see 10 minutes of the Logies.

Even Unluckier to have to sit through an embarrassingly unfunny effort from that ***** Peter Hellier.

I'm pretty sure I just witnessed him kill off the Logies single handedly.

What a low brow @#%rwit he is.
 

TigerForce

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Apr 26, 2004
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Was unlucky enough to see 10 minutes of the Logies.

Even Unluckier to have to sit through an embarrassingly unfunny effort from that ***** Peter Hellier.

I'm pretty sure I just witnessed him kill off the Logies single handedly.

What a low brow @#%rwit he is.
I'm not a fan of Tom Gleeson, but his deadpan comedy can be funny at times, and last night used some of it in an anti-PC way. Winning the Gold for a virtually unknown quiz show doesn't seem right though. Best part of the night was Kerry O'Brien winning the HOF.
 

scottyturnerscurse

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Apr 29, 2006
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The Loudest Voice - strong start to this seven-parter about Roger Ailes and Fox News. Russell Crowe is perfect.
 
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royce67

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I'm not a fan of Tom Gleeson, but his deadpan comedy can be funny at times, and last night used some of it in an anti-PC way. Winning the Gold for a virtually unknown quiz show doesn't seem right though. Best part of the night was Kerry O'Brien winning the HOF.
Tom Gleeson- The poverty stricken man's Norman Gunston. Ok, Tom, get a ciggie commercial (and jam with Zappa) like the little bleeder and you've won me...
 
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Harry

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Mar 2, 2003
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Just binged through GOT and what was excellent viewing in the first few seasons quickly turned into a steaming pile of ****. All the effort in building up the plot lines and characters just went out the window. D and D should stick to blowing things up instead of story writing.
 
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antman

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Nov 25, 2004
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Not for everyone, but 8 part series Fosse/Verdon (about All That Jazz/Cabaret director Bob Fosse and his artistic partner Gwen Verdon) is excellent. Sam Rockwell is fantastic as the creative, driven, womanising Verdon. Great 70s sets and costumes. Michelle Williams plays Verdon and she's always good.

I'm not really into musical theatre but will watch Rockwell in anything. I think this is on Netflix in Oz.
 

spook

It is only the intellectually lost who ever argue.
Jun 18, 2007
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I watched the Catch-22 series. It was love at first sight for me with the novel (one for the book readers there), a work of absolute genius, mixing black humour with the absurd, the tragic, and the horror of war. A masterpiece, and one of my three novels of the 20th century (Grapes of Wrath, One Hundred Years of Solitude).

So, the series was a letdown. The book is laugh out loud hilarious, the show didn't make me laugh once. They destroyed the ending, mangled characters, changed or invented scenes. They just didn't get it. Nailed the horror of war, sure, but sideswiped the tragedy, and completely missed the absurdity.

The lead actor was good. Clooney horribly miscast.

I also watched Series 2 of Killing Eve. I won't be watching Series 3. Devolved from fascinating psychosexual thriller into by the numbers spy Maguffinathon. I worked out what I don't like about Sandra Oh: her acting. It's all 'neck-up', as we say. Too aware of the camera on her and delivering what she thinks should be the result, making her unbelievable.
 
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The Big Richo

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There's a move length documentary series on the Vietnam war on Netflix that is well worth a look.

Warts and all, hard to watch and makes you question the very nature of human beings.
 

antman

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I watched the Catch-22 series. It was love at first sight for me with the novel (one for the book readers there), a work of absolute genius, mixing black humour with the absurd, the tragic, and the horror of war. A masterpiece, and one of my three novels of the 20th century (Grapes of Wrath, One Hundred Years of Solitude).

So, the series was a letdown. The book is laugh out loud hilarious, the show didn't make me laugh once. They destroyed the ending, mangled characters, changed or invented scenes. They just didn't get it. Nailed the horror of war, sure, but sideswiped the tragedy, and completely missed the absurdity.

The lead actor was good. Clooney horribly miscast.
good take... did you see the 70s movie with Alan Arkin? I think it's really good, and is more to the spirit of the book. Critics generally didn't like it though. On the series, I ended up liking it very much although it is a very different tone to the book. Agree on Clooney being miscast - I found his role to be a bit forced. His production though, so he casts who he wants I guess.

I thought they got McWatt right, and Orr wrong. Yossarian right. The Doc wrong. Milo right. Colonel Cathcart right.
 

spook

It is only the intellectually lost who ever argue.
Jun 18, 2007
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good take... did you see the 70s movie with Alan Arkin? I think it's really good, and is more to the spirit of the book. Critics generally didn't like it though. On the series, I ended up liking it very much although it is a very different tone to the book. Agree on Clooney being miscast - I found his role to be a bit forced. His production though, so he casts who he wants I guess.

I thought they got McWatt right, and Orr wrong. Yossarian right. The Doc wrong. Milo right. Colonel Cathcart right.
Yeah, I've seen the movie. It was ok, M*A*S*H was better.

The guy who played the Doc is Clooney's producing partner, who directed a couple of the eps, so they both miscast themselves.

They got Nately wrong and pissed away the power of the wrath of his girl. They left out so many characters and opportunities for humour.