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Jack

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I really liked Killing Eve. I've not seen the recent series and I can imagine why many people said it wasn't as good as the first two seasons, but it's such a stylish, cool show. Very well made with excellent characters.

I've always been fairly critical of Breaking Bad, I just didn't enjoy it, so I'm rewatching that at the moment. The first series has been good so far, but that's what I thought the first time watching it, the first series was really well written but it should have ended there. Maybe I'll enjoy the later seasons more this time.
 
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I watched the first episode of Des last night.


It's a mini series about Denis Nielsen, the British serial killer.


David Tennant plays Nielsen, and its one of his better performances in a career full of them. He's really convincing and creepy. He's deadpan, detached, funny, chilling, and believable through the first episode.

I don't know much about Nielsen, but Tenannt does look like him, they're both Scottish, and his performance is so specific I assume it must be based closely on the the real thing.




The show also has a lot to say about his victims and how we treat the vulnerable in society.

It's also does a good job of showing the difficulties of the investigation with Daniel Mays excellent as always as the crumpled investigator.

It is an itv drama, so it's a bit low-key and by the numbers, but it's worth checking out for the performances alone.
 
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Enjoyed the first episode of Des.
My great uncle swears he met Nielsen in a bar. He lived in the same area at the time and was a young Scottish guy who liked a drink, so it's possible.

He does talk a lot of shite though.


I'm looking forward to the rest of the series. Will probably watch the remaining episodes at some point this weekend if I'm not doing anything better.
 
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Yesterday I binged watched all 4 episodes of Challenger: The Final Flight on Netflix. Documentary series on the Challenger space shuttle that exploded. I was only 8 years old when it happened so while I recall it happening, I knew little of the circumstances surrounding this tragedy. I really enjoyed it, informative, inspiring but also very tragic.
 
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Yesterday I binged watched all 4 episodes of Challenger: The Final Flight on Netflix. Documentary series on the Challenger space shuttle that exploded. I was only 8 years old when it happened so while I recall it happening, I knew little of the circumstances surrounding this tragedy. I really enjoyed it, informative, inspiring but also very tragic.

Saw the trailer which put me off what I had hoped would be an interesting doc. So its good you say?
 

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My great uncle swears he met Nielsen in a bar. He lived in the same area at the time and was a young Scottish guy who liked a drink, so it's possible.

He does talk a lot of shite though.


I'm looking forward to the rest of the series. Will probably watch the remaining episodes at some point this weekend if I'm not doing anything better.

Guessing your uncle wasn't his type?
 
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Guessing your uncle wasn't his type?
He's not gay, but he was young and wild back then from what I hear. Liked a drink and a gamble, and had some mental health issues, so he could be a target.

He was a bit of a tough nut though, so maybe too high risk for the old creep.
 
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Saw the trailer which put me off what I had hoped would be an interesting doc. So its good you say?
I enjoyed it, but purely from an informative perspective, don't go in expecting Making a murder level revelations or corruption, if you're looking to be shocked it's not going to do that.
 
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Am 2 episodes in to Ridley Scotts, Raised by Wolves. Sci-fi show about a dystopian future where there's been a war between atheists and the religious. The atheists lost but Earth seems to be ruined in the process and the religious are fleeing in ships they call arks to find new worlds to settle. But this show focuses around a couple of androids called Mother and Father, programmed by an atheist to start a new human atheist civilisation free from religion with the dozen human embryo's they have.

It's early yet but I enjoyed the first 2 episodes and apparently it's already been renewed for a 2nd season, so I'm hoping this show grows into something good. The premise is pretty original, for a genre that's usually run out of fresh ideas it's interesting just to see a new story.

Only critique I have so far is the kid in the show is annoying, not sure if it's his posh British accent that's annoying me which seems jarring given the shows setting, I mean where did this kid get a grammar school education while on some rock in space, or if it's just the writing for his role being rather predictable.
 

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Started watching a Finnish made series called 'Deadwind'.

The lead role is a female cop who reminds me a lot of Saga from the The Bridge. Probably no coincidence.

Looks good so far.
 

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Finished the 1st season of 'Deadwind.'

Very good. Will start on 2nd season soon.
 

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Started watching 'Yellowstone' starring Kevin Costner.

Good show so far. The characters don't seem to be lasting long though. Falling down dead on a regular basis.
 

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Am 2 episodes in to Ridley Scotts, Raised by Wolves. Sci-fi show about a dystopian future where there's been a war between atheists and the religious. The atheists lost but Earth seems to be ruined in the process and the religious are fleeing in ships they call arks to find new worlds to settle. But this show focuses around a couple of androids called Mother and Father, programmed by an atheist to start a new human atheist civilisation free from religion with the dozen human embryo's they have.

It's early yet but I enjoyed the first 2 episodes and apparently it's already been renewed for a 2nd season, so I'm hoping this show grows into something good. The premise is pretty original, for a genre that's usually run out of fresh ideas it's interesting just to see a new story.

Only critique I have so far is the kid in the show is annoying, not sure if it's his posh British accent that's annoying me which seems jarring given the shows setting, I mean where did this kid get a grammar school education while on some rock in space, or if it's just the writing for his role being rather predictable.
Sounds like heaven to me.