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antman

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Nov 25, 2004
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He's in Peaky Blinders isn't he?

Dunno, haven't watched that.

Here's a real blast from the past - the BBC Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 7 part series all the way from 1979, based on the John Le Carre book, with Alec Guinness . Amazing, great cast, plot, real sense of suspense. And it's on youtube!

Young 'uns might find it a bit slow, it's really a slow burn, and confusing if you haven't read the book. Looks dated but it was made in 1979 and set in the early/mid 70s so it makes sense.

They made a good film version of this in 2011 with Gary Oldman as Smiley (also Tom Hardy, Colin Firth, and a host of other great Brit actors) which is also a great period piece. try that if you haven't got the patience for the 7 part series.
 
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Althom

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Dunno, haven't watched that.

Here's a real blast from the past - the BBC Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 7 part series all the way from 1979, based on the John Le Carre book, with Alec Guinness . Amazing, great cast, plot, real sense of suspense. And it's on youtube!

Young 'uns might find it a bit slow, it's really a slow burn, and confusing if you haven't read the book. Looks dated but it was made in 1979 and set in the early/mid 70s so it makes sense.

They made a good film version of this in 2011 with Gary Oldman as Smiley (also Tom Hardy, Colin Firth, and a host of other great Brit actors) which is also a great period piece. try that if you haven't got the patience for the 7 part series.
Got it on DVD. Good series
Peaky Blinders is worth a watch. Only problem is 12-15 months between seasons and now season 5 is delayed even further due to CVOVID
 
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Disco

Tiger Champion
Dec 4, 2004
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Just finished S1 of Cobra Kai (looking at the lives of Johnny & Daniel from Karate Kid).
Doesn't take itself too seriously. Enjoying it.
 
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Tigers of Old

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Jul 26, 2004
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Just watched 'Unbelievable' with Toni Collette on Netflix.
One off series. Pretty good.

 
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Disco

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Dec 4, 2004
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Just watched 'Unbelievable' with Tony Collette on Netflix.
One off series. Pretty good.

Yeah, was good.
 
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antman

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Nov 25, 2004
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Just watched The Night of (2016 HBO). Young muslim guy Naz in meets a girl while "borrowing" his dad's cab, one thing leads to another and she winds up dead . Cast - Riz Ahmed as Naz, John Turturro as his extremely low-rent eczema suffering lawyer, Michael Kenneth Williams (Omar from The Wire) as Freddy the longterm jail kingpin who offers protection (but at what cost?) Did he do it? Will he even survive Rikers Island? will John Turturro ever get rid of his eczema?

Skinny weak student Naz



Part jail house story, part whodunnit, part court-room drama.... great acting, well written but depressing as all *smile* and yet kind of uplifting as well. Jail time, the absurdities of the US "justice" system, and politics of race/class all well explored here.

Bulked up Jail Naz and Freddy

 
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tigertim

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Mar 6, 2004
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Just watched The Night of (2016 HBO). Young muslim guy Naz in meets a girl while "borrowing" his dad's cab, one thing leads to another and she winds up dead . Cast - Riz Ahmed as Naz, John Turturro as his extremely low-rent eczema suffering lawyer, Michael Kenneth Williams (Omar from The Wire) as Freddy the longterm jail kingpin who offers protection (but at what cost?) Did he do it? Will he even survive Rikers Island? will John Turturro ever get rid of his eczema?

Skinny weak student Naz



Part jail house story, part whodunnit, part court-room drama.... great acting, well written but depressing as all *smile* and yet kind of uplifting as well. Jail time, the absurdities of the US "justice" system, and politics of race/class all well explored here.

Bulked up Jail Naz and Freddy

I watched this a few years ago. I remember it started well but fell away in the latter eps.
 
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Ridley

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Jul 21, 2003
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Just watched 'Unbelievable' with Tony Collette on Netflix.
One off series. Pretty good.

Yeah I watched that when it was first released; thought it was really good. Just about Toni Collette's best work IMHO.
 
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Ridley

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Jul 21, 2003
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Just watched The Night of (2016 HBO). Young muslim guy Naz in meets a girl while "borrowing" his dad's cab, one thing leads to another and she winds up dead . Cast - Riz Ahmed as Naz, John Turturro as his extremely low-rent eczema suffering lawyer, Michael Kenneth Williams (Omar from The Wire) as Freddy the longterm jail kingpin who offers protection (but at what cost?) Did he do it? Will he even survive Rikers Island? will John Turturro ever get rid of his eczema?

Skinny weak student Naz



Part jail house story, part whodunnit, part court-room drama.... great acting, well written but depressing as all *smile* and yet kind of uplifting as well. Jail time, the absurdities of the US "justice" system, and politics of race/class all well explored here.

Bulked up Jail Naz and Freddy

Watched that when it was first released on Foxtel. Very good and well worth watching.
 
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Platinum member

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Nov 30, 2015
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I know this isn’t an exact science but wondering from people who have seen it if they’d think I’d like Yellowstone...

Most recent series I’m up to date with and enjoy are things like Ozark, billions, better call Saul. Loved breaking bad, Chernobyl etc
 

bigwow

Tiger Champion
Jul 24, 2003
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Melbourne
I know this isn’t an exact science but wondering from people who have seen it if they’d think I’d like Yellowstone...

Most recent series I’m up to date with and enjoy are things like Ozark, billions, better call Saul. Loved breaking bad, Chernobyl etc
Haven't seen much of Yellowstone, but could recommend 'Leverage' on Amazon Prime, or 'Justified' on Stan. Just started 'Sneaky Pete' on Prime as well, and so far so good.
 
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Baloo

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Nov 8, 2005
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Raised By Wolves has started strong. First couple of episodes had Ridley Scott as the screenwriter.

Ted Lasso - Not bad. US Soccer coach gets brought to the UK to coach struggling Richmond FC. Don't look for anything deep or meaningful.
 
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tigertim

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Mar 6, 2004
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Raised By Wolves has started strong. First couple of episodes had Ridley Scott as the screenwriter.

Ted Lasso - Not bad. US Soccer coach gets brought to the UK to coach struggling Richmond FC. Don't look for anything deep or meaningful.
Yeah, watched the first 2 eps of Ted Lasso on Apple (as they were free...) and it was better than I thought it was gunna be.
 

bigwow

Tiger Champion
Jul 24, 2003
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Melbourne
Raised By Wolves has started strong. First couple of episodes had Ridley Scott as the screenwriter.

Ted Lasso - Not bad. US Soccer coach gets brought to the UK to coach struggling Richmond FC. Don't look for anything deep or meaningful.
Ted Lasso is a bit of fun.
 

antman

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Nov 25, 2004
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Another vote for Ted Lasso, both the Americans are very likeable, I'm a big fan of Coach Beard personally. The team are probably the least interesting of the cast but hey, they are just football players. Hannah Waddingham is great as the bitchy Amazonian owner. All very predictable but the cast makes it work, good stuff.