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Started watching last night a UK made series called 'CHEAT'.

It begins by raising the question who killed a man who is the husband of a teacher, and the suspects are his wife and one of the wife's female students. Then we are taken back in time and the story unfolds with many twists and turns already.

2 parts screened last night and I think the concluding 2 parts screen next week.

Interesting show.

Funny as fuck show.
 

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Crazy show. Enjoyed it. Won't ruin it for you. One of the best of its type of show.
Loved that
Finished it yesterday. Terrific show.
So what did/do you guys think?
IMO if he did not do it then an intruder/someone else must've done it because in no universe does falling down the stairs do that to a human being.
What I found notable is that the defense didn't use an/the intruder argument?
 
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Finished it yesterday. Terrific show.
So what did/do you guys think?
IMO if he did not do it then an intruder/someone else must've done it because in no universe does falling down the stairs do that to a human being.
What I found notable is that the defense didn't use an/the intruder argument?
Honestly don’t know . Every episode i changed my mind . In the end I think he probably did it .
 
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Watched first of new series of Peaky Blinders. I have to say, there are elements of SJW creeping into this too.

I also fucking hate that in 1929 during tense scenes, we get annoying electric guitar screeching sounds. I guess they think it's edgy.

It's too smug for me, I think I am going to bin it.
 
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I love steampunk - from Angel's Egg to Metropolis (the anime) to Laputa to Steamboy and near-steampunk City of Lost Children and Brazil - they offer a unique blend of retro-futurism and social/economical commentary. So was a bit curious to see how Amazon high-budget entry goes - and it looks stunning so far. But 3 episodes in and the tired genre tropes make it a dull boy, never mind fairies showing their fanny and cursing out f words which makes it even less accessible. At least Into the Badlands adds solid action to the story.

Set in a fantasy alternate Victorian world, Western men rather colonized other species than ppl. of different color, but the result is the same with a touch of 21st century: the alternate London is a place of fabulous wealth as well as a suffocating, violent underbelly (Carnival Row), harboring immigrants of different species and intolerant low-lives.

And the series can't help but play by the book, simply replacing racist white men to racist men toward not other skin colors but other (English speaking) species. And some inter-species love. And oppressed women having enough. Seriously: they must've spent hundreds of millions of dollars to look so good, but balked at hiring normal writers cause there is not a single element of surprise or originality here and I'm probably sticking with it cause of the genre. But so far storytelling is absolute shyte no matter how dark and gritty it is, which is - guess what - getting very tired as well.

P. S. it has Jared Harris in it, hope he survives this one :lol:
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I love steampunk - from Angel's Egg to Metropolis (the anime) to Laputa to Steamboy and near-steampunk City of Lost Children and Brazil - they offer a unique blend of retro-futurism and social/economical commentary. So was a bit curious to see how Amazon high-budget entry goes - and it looks stunning so far. But 3 episodes in and the tired genre tropes make it a dull boy, never mind fairies showing their fanny and cursing out f words which makes it even less accessible. At least Into the Badlands adds solid action to the story.

Set in a fantasy alternate Victorian world, Western men rather colonized other species than ppl. of different color, but the result is the same with a touch of 21st century: the alternate London is a place of fabulous wealth as well as a suffocating, violent underbelly (Carnival Row), harboring immigrants of different species and intolerant low-lives.

And the series can't help but play by the book, simply replacing racist white men to racist men toward not other skin colors but other (English speaking) species. And some inter-species love. And oppressed women having enough. Seriously: they must've spent hundreds of millions of dollars to look so good, but balked at hiring normal writers cause there is not a single element of surprise or originality here and I'm probably sticking with it cause of the genre. But so far storytelling is absolute shyte no matter how dark and gritty it is, which is - guess what - getting very tired as well.

P. S. it has Jared Harris in it, hope he survives this one :lol:
@Joe
From the very outset I had a feeling somehting was off and that this was going to be one of them shows. And I wasn't wrong. I only made it to the scene where the politicians are in their parliament talking about the other non-human creatures and had to switch it off as it was obvious I was watching a straight up propaganda piece. Don't think that was even 20 minutes in, which has got to be a new record.
 

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Internet-era television has bought mental illness to your screen: Legion, Bron/Broen, Maniac and Mr. Robot all deal with characters often finding themselves out of reality (whatever that may mean) and Raphael Bob-Waksberg's BoJack Horseman is stunningly accurate portrayal on depression. So it's fascinating that Bob-Waksberg returns with UnDone about a girl losing grip with reality following a car accident, starting to see his dead dad and scenes out of order.

It's a unique blend of 2D animation drawn over live-action scenes, think A Scanner Darkly as reference, but with some Legion/Inception mind-bending thrown into the hat. With just 8 20-minute episodes Undone has total focus on one's world coming apart, imagined real, with excellent presentation and strong performance by Rosa Salazar (also mocap girl in Alita movie).

Bob Odenkirk is also a nice addition to the story that unfortunately isn't quite deep enough and a little predictable. I think to truly care about the characters and plot, 30-minute episodes would've done Undone more justice. I think the ending is rushed and a little too familiar. Otherwise, if anything of the above caught your attention, it's a good 3-hours to spend with a lot of creativity and potential.
 
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I love steampunk - from Angel's Egg to Metropolis (the anime) to Laputa to Steamboy and near-steampunk City of Lost Children and Brazil - they offer a unique blend of retro-futurism and social/economical commentary. So was a bit curious to see how Amazon high-budget entry goes - and it looks stunning so far. But 3 episodes in and the tired genre tropes make it a dull boy, never mind fairies showing their fanny and cursing out f words which makes it even less accessible. At least Into the Badlands adds solid action to the story.

Set in a fantasy alternate Victorian world, Western men rather colonized other species than ppl. of different color, but the result is the same with a touch of 21st century: the alternate London is a place of fabulous wealth as well as a suffocating, violent underbelly (Carnival Row), harboring immigrants of different species and intolerant low-lives.

And the series can't help but play by the book, simply replacing racist white men to racist men toward not other skin colors but other (English speaking) species. And some inter-species love. And oppressed women having enough. Seriously: they must've spent hundreds of millions of dollars to look so good, but balked at hiring normal writers cause there is not a single element of surprise or originality here and I'm probably sticking with it cause of the genre. But so far storytelling is absolute shyte no matter how dark and gritty it is, which is - guess what - getting very tired as well.

P. S. it has Jared Harris in it, hope he survives this one :lol:
@Joe
Cara Delevingne gets her tits out in this and they are better than expected.
 
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Get Shorty - 8/10. Watched the first episode ages ago. Enjoyed it, but for whatever reason didn't bother with a follow up. Finally gave it an other crack the other week and... Pure quality. Chris O'Dowd has made a very decent transition to the US, and his lead role is consistently impressive - great dialogue, funny storylines, and they do justice to the source material. Skipped through twenty-odd episodes in no time. New series starts next month.
 

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Billy Bob is back boys! Goliath Season 3 starting today :banana
Tbf season 2 was haunting me a bit for a couple days - was not for the faint hearted..
 

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A Confession

ITV drama about the UK serial killer Christopher Halliwell and the murders of Sian O'Callaghan and Becky Godden mainly covering the actions and fall out of the police investigator Steve Fulcher. I'm not a fan of ITV drama, it is among the worst you can expect of TV productions. Confession however was a decent effort. It did feel odd having several comic actors playing leading roles, but Martin Freeman again proved himself a very adept everyman. Joe Absolom was a revelation as Christopher Halliwell. I won't ruin it for anyone, if you are interested in these true life detective type dramas this is a good one to take a look at.

 
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Confession

ITV drama about the UK serial killer Christopher Halliwell and the murders of Sian O'Callaghan and Becky Godden mainly covering the actions and fall out of the police investigator Steve Fulcher. I'm not a fan of ITV drama, it is among the worst you can expect of TV productions. Confession however was a decent effort. It did feel odd having several comic actors playing leading roles, but Martin Freeman again proved himself a very adept everyman. Joe Absolom was a revelation as Christopher Halliwell. I won't ruin it for anyone, if you are interested in these true life detective type dramas this is a good one to take a look at.

It's called "A confession".
(I know because I wanted to IMDB it after your post and couldn't find it.)