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Post by Morocco Mole » Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:51 pm

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Terrific satire on the modern condition.
Yeah the reviews were quite poor but I thought it was pretty well done if not a little heavy handed in places.

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Post by hammers92 » Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:05 am

Binged the whole of S3 After Life. Absolutely loved it, great series.

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Post by Burnley Hammer » Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:52 am

Chicken Run Supreme wrote:
Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:36 pm
Stay Close , Netflix’s latest adaptation of a Harlan Coben story.

Mrs CRS and I sat down last night about 5.30 and put episode 1 on to see if it was any good. It turned out to be very good and we let it run onto episode 2 which drew us in further. To cut a long story short, by the end of the night we’d chewed our way through all 8 episodes. Highly addictive viewing with twists and turns along the way as you’d expect from a Coben story. James Nesbitt, Richard Armitage, Sarah Parrish, Cush Jumbo and Eddie Izzard make up the main characters with Izzard particularly effective.
Well worth watching.
Harlan Coben eh? It's not by any chance about someone that disappears is it? Ever program I've watched that's from a Harlan Coben book seems to have that theme.

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Post by westham,eggyandchips » Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:32 am

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Looking forward to this. :newthumb:

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Post by S-H » Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:43 am

Currently watching One of Us a BBC drama from 2016, now on Netflix

Very good crime drama.

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Post by Denbighammer » Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:28 am

Burnley Hammer wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:52 am
Harlan Coben eh? It's not by any chance about someone that disappears is it? Ever program I've watched that's from a Harlan Coben book seems to have that theme.
Yeah, just the 16🤣. It also had plot holes you could handbrake turn a double decker through but was, ultimately, a decent watch in the end. It was a bit "ITV" and the acting was well above the script but overall I'd give it 7/10.

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Post by Clacton-ammer » Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:45 am

hammers92 wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:05 am
Binged the whole of S3 After Life. Absolutely loved it, great series.
Loved the first 2 series, only 2 episodes in but this series isnot quite working for me yet. I know the whole concept is about a depressed man, but it's, well, too depressed and not enough smiles yet as it was in the first 2 series, although "don't over water it" regarding the cactus was :lol:

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Post by fjthegrey » Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:50 pm

Yep, I've done two episodes and it felt tired. Run out of ideas, emotional stuff feels circular and repetitive and isn't hitting for me at all, jokes are sparce, non-sequitur 90% of the time and can certainly be accused of punching down even more than is usual for Gervais.

Not sure I'll bother with the rest. I didn't find S2 all that funny but thought it dealt reasonably well with the emotional side of things, despite being nowhere near as deep and profound as it thought it was. Also fully expecting the horrendously unfunny, jarring, Paul Kaye psychologist character to return shortly and assault the screen with his completely out of place presence.

Run it's course. Netflix must have thrown a proper bag at him to do the 3rd series because he's usually pretty good at checking out when the well of ideas for his shows have dried up.

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Post by Clacton-ammer » Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:51 pm

Going to give it one more episode, but agree with pretty much all you say FJ. I also expect the ****ing dog to die in this series, I don't need that in my life if I'm not getting more laughs as I did in the first 2 series...

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Post by fjthegrey » Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:15 pm

Tony is just an insufferable prick at this point as well ain't he. Not many of the people in his life would be prepared to tolerate the unrelenting misanthropy he's regressed back into during these first two episodes. I'm fairly confident it's an unsubtle setup to another lightbulb awakening where he renounces past misery and becomes a kinder, better person. Which will sort of prove just how out of ideas it is, given that the first two seasons pretty much trod that exact path.

Maybe I should just watch it :chin:

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Post by irving boleyn » Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:58 pm

Probably an age thing, but I dont like the way he seems to be trying to normalise the 'C' word.

No way it's contextual or adds to the story.

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Post by Metal Hammer » Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:31 pm

I was looking forwards to watching Afterlife but you miserable buggers are putting me off :crylol:

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Post by S-H » Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:35 pm

Metal Hammer wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:31 pm
I was looking forwards to watching Afterlife but you miserable buggers are putting me off :crylol:
Give it a go mate, you might like it.

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Post by westham,eggyandchips » Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:53 am

Metal Hammer wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:31 pm
I was looking forwards to watching Afterlife but you miserable buggers are putting me off :crylol:
Still watch it MH.

I agree its probably been the weakest of all three series, but its still good.

Finished it last night and the last episode was easily the pick of the bunch. Not a dry eye in the house.

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Post by Morocco Mole » Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:54 am

Also he's really ****ing good at random sports all of a sudden....

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Post by 'stone hammer » Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:09 pm

Just finished series 3 of After Life. Didn't really get going until episode 3 and some of the jokes felt a bit tired, but overall a decent series with a few good laughs. I think they're best off leaving it there.

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Post by Clacton-ammer » Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:34 am

Watched episodes 3 & 4 of After Life last night, wasn't sure I was going to after the first 2, but glad I did as a welcome return, thought they were very good and maybe not quite at the level of the first 2 series, was still a very enjoyable watch.

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Post by Estuary » Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:48 pm

After Life S3 Netflix

Eps 1 & 2 feel a little like a pause for breath after the white light brilliance of S's 1 & 2. But S3 takes flight again in ep3 and soar's into the stratosphere along with the previous 2 in ep 4.
Gervais in creating one of the great TV series has made a huge rod for his own back, what's next?
I feel After Life will live long as one of the greatest pieces of TV ever written.

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Re: Netflix and Amazon Video

Post by 'Appy 'Ammer » Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:37 pm

The joke about the smelly pussy had me in stitches

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