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Re: What did you watch last night?

Post by Morocco Mole » Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:59 am

smuts wrote:
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It's because Lennon was smacked off his tits when they regathered together...
Said that to the missus. :newthumb:

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Re: What did you watch last night?

Post by wolf359 » Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:18 am

A could of Amazon Films.

Wrath of Man (2021) - Decent if pretty generic violent thriller with Jason Stratham. I've seen far worse but it is never going to win any awards.

Protégé (2021) - Star cast for another Amazon Prime film. It is ok but again nothing great. Samuel L Jackson paying the bills (as he has done a lot lately - Hitmans Body Guard pair and Red Notice spring to mind).

4 hours spent with forgettable, but watchable films.

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Re: What did you watch last night?

Post by Morocco Mole » Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:58 am

Watched the first episode of Archive 81 on Netflix. Very promising. :newthumb:

EDIT: I know this has already been discussed but I've got a vote here for merging this thread with the Netflix/Amazon one.....

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Re: What did you watch last night?

Post by EvilC » Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:00 am

I have been watching The End of the ****ing World on Netflix. Thoroughly enjoyable dark humour that is only 20 minutes per episode.

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Re: What did you watch last night?

Post by Chicken Run Supreme » Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:23 pm

Morocco Mole wrote:
Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:58 am
Watched the first episode of Archive 81 on Netflix. Very promising. :newthumb:

EDIT: I know this has already been discussed but I've got a vote here for merging this thread with the Netflix/Amazon one.....
Not seen the aforementioned Archive 81 , but +1 for merging the two threads.

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Re: What did you watch last night?

Post by prophet:marginal » Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:41 pm

Watched ep2 of the Green Planet.

Worth the licence fee all on its own this show.

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Re: What did you watch last night?

Post by last.caress » Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:49 pm

Morocco Mole wrote:
Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:58 am
EDIT: I know this has already been discussed but I've got a vote here for merging this thread with the Netflix/Amazon one.....
Chicken Run Supreme wrote:
Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:23 pm
+1 for merging the two threads.
I mean it's no skin off of my nose really whether we merge them or not but, last time I put this to our M,F&TV patrons, there were at least as many arguing for the threads to stay separate as there were folk arguing for a merge. And tbh, there weren't that many people arguing either way. I'd need a significant number of regular contributors offering a persuasive and popular case for merging in order for me look at it again and actually do it anytime soon. Sorry, lovelies. That's democracy at work. Vote Leave, Strong and Stable, Get Brexit Done, Chaos With Ed Milliband, Once In a Lifetime, Call Me Dave, You Lost Get Over It etc. :)

Of course, you could always appeal to one of the other mods, most of whom couldn't care less what's going on in here and would probably do it in the blink of an eye without any additional hubbub or brouhaha. That would work, too! :D

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Re: What did you watch last night?

Post by fjthegrey » Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:59 pm

I'd merge em.

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Re: What did you watch last night?

Post by prophet:marginal » Tue Jan 18, 2022 2:11 pm

More hubbub please. Definitely more brouhaha.

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Re: What did you watch last night?

Post by DaveWHU1964 » Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:38 pm

Different strokes and all that, so whilst I'm not keen on Ricky Gervais the bloke, I do tend to like what he does. We're half way through the third series of After Life and whilst it's nowhere near as good as the other two, both of which though were pretty sublime, it's still OK and we'll see it to through to the end. I think the first two series deserve that.

Winter Watch back tonight I think. A little bit of Rick Stein's Cornwall on beforehand - that's the evening sorted. Yes, I'm that old and boring :)

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Re: What did you watch last night?

Post by Metal Hammer » Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:31 pm

There is a lot of duplication between the 2 threads.

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Re: What did you watch last night?

Post by Clacton-ammer » Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:40 pm

One says Amazon & Netfilx, the other what did you watch etc, it's not exactly rocket science to work out where to post you bum snifflers..

I don't actually care, but I was called a bum sniffler earlier and I wanted to use it.

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Re: What did you watch last night?

Post by Metal Hammer » Tue Jan 18, 2022 5:41 pm

Clacton-ammer wrote:
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:40 pm
One says Amazon & Netfilx, the other what did you watch etc, it's not exactly rocket science to work out where to post you bum snifflers..

I don't actually care, but I was called a bum sniffler earlier and I wanted to use it.
Is that someone with a cold who sniffs bums?

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Re: What did you watch last night?

Post by Morocco Mole » Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:00 pm

I’m gonna post Netflix/Amazon stuff in here anyway just to be a dickhead.

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Re: What did you watch last night?

Post by Korea Hammer » Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:10 pm

Interesting to hear people's thoughts on Ricky Gervais.

I have a strange relationship with him. When I first saw The Office, I thought it was just fantastic, and I also laughed like I've rarely laughed before listening to that really early podcast he did with Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington, back when I was commuting to work in Korea. And only last year, I really enjoyed the short podcast series he made with the neuroscientist and philosopher, Sam Harris, the regrettably titled Absolutely Mental. But at other points, I've found his stuff just the absolute pits. I generally dislike stand-up, but what I've seen of his shows is just in really bad taste, and I think he's badly mistaken on the line between being a provocateur and being a twat. Rewinding a bit, Extras was quite entertaining without having the special factor that The Office had had, but I think it was possibly Life's Too Short, and then definitely Derek, that made me realise that Ricky and I were going to have to go our separate ways. I just can't get on board with his comedic targets, the punching down that has already been mentioned, and just the fact that they're not very funny.

And yet, for all that I disliked those programmes, there is still something about the bloke that draws me in. With After Life, I watched the whole of the first series and thought it was a mixed bag. Some of the stuff about loss, bereavement and grief was very interesting, and some of the supporting cast, especially Diane Morgan and Penelope Wilton, were great. But there were also things I hated about it and they've just grown and grown over subsequent series, while the good bits have become repetetive and less interesting. I won't go into details, but I've just watched the last series literally fast forwarding over every scene not involving Gervais himself, so painfully crass and offensive were they (Davis Earl's Brian and Joe Wilkinson's Postman characters being the nadir). There are still lovely moments, and Gervais' acting I find to be actually quite good. But the writing has run out of ideas and is cringeworthily off-colour at times.

It's a strange one, hard to think of someone in TV/comedy who has given me such pleasure but also done so much that I can't stand.

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Re: What did you watch last night?

Post by westham,eggyandchips » Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:37 pm

On the subject of merging, can we just have one RIP thread? At least 5 on page one.

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Re: What did you watch last night?

Post by Metal Hammer » Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:44 pm

westham,eggyandchips wrote:
Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:37 pm
On the subject of merging, can we just have one RIP thread? At least 5 on page one.
Likewise, why have a new match thread every game, one massive thread will do :newthumb:

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Re: What did you watch last night?

Post by Burnley Hammer » Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:55 am

Clacton-ammer wrote:
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:40 pm
One says Amazon & Netfilx, the other what did you watch etc, it's not exactly rocket science to work out where to post you bum snifflers..

I don't actually care, but I was called a bum sniffler earlier and I wanted to use it.
I vote we rename the thread to "What did you watch last night that definitely wasn't on Amazon or Prime?"

I also think we should have a few extra threads:

What did you watch yesterday afternoon that definitely wasn't on Amazon or Prime?
What did you watch this afternoon that definitely wasn't on Amazon or Prime?
What did you watch yesterday morning that definitely wasn't on Amazon or Prime?
What did you watch this morning that definitely wasn't on Amazon or Prime?

Also, why should Amazon and Netflix get their own thread but HBO, Disney, and Apple don't? What about a Sky thread?

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Re: What did you watch last night?

Post by Burnley Hammer » Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:57 am

Seriously though... I don't really see the purpose of the two threads. There's no reason why you can't recommend something you've watched on Netflix on this thread.

If we need a split then it would be much better to split on films and TV programmes.

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Re: What did you watch last night?

Post by S-H » Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:03 am

How about a What are you going to watch tonight thread?

And a What are you going to watch tomorrow night thread, etc.

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