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« Reply #7170 on: January 12, 2022, 09:26:17 PM »
Iíve tried 3 times now to get past episode 3 of succession and canít do it. The characters are just too unilaterally vile.

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« Reply #7171 on: January 12, 2022, 09:27:54 PM »
I don't mind a show full of vile characters.  That's not the issue for me, at any rate.  It's just (so far at least) not that interesting.

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« Reply #7172 on: January 12, 2022, 09:35:55 PM »
Just finished The Tourist itís bonkers but funny and somehow works.

Dornan is very good in it!!
I thought he was excellent as the Irish army sergeant in the Siege of Jadotville  but wasn't his Nordie accent just too corny and forced in the Tourist?

Is Jadotville on any streaming service?

It's on Netflix in Aus, not sure if that's the same at home
I think it's widely available on Netflix, though I have never darkened Netflix's doors. I prefer a torrent to a stream.

All technologies have a role, as long as you don't steal stuff.
Hmm, I suspect technology has stolen your life away.

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« Reply #7173 on: January 12, 2022, 09:57:04 PM »
Succession - i think its vv gd. Like a lot of things nowadays as soon as something gets popular the hyperbole takes over. I dont think its the best thing ever but very enjoyable. Memory like a sieve so can hardly mind series 1 but each series ending has left me looking forward to the next. Some great humour, to me its like Dallas for our era. Hope this helps. Ive rambled and far from a critic

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« Reply #7174 on: January 12, 2022, 10:03:46 PM »
Itís one of those things not everything is for everyone.

For me and a lot of others it is brilliant. The seasons ebb and flow with slow episodes then explosive ones that really kick off and can be some of the best Tv youíll see.

The characters are all inherently flawed and narcissistic always working their own angle so there are very few if any you will like but then youíre not supposed to. The writing is absolutely superb and some of the dialogue especially in the big episodes is class. Ditto for the acting!

If itís not for you fair enough but I certainly think itís worth sticking with.

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« Reply #7175 on: January 12, 2022, 10:39:40 PM »
....and what Screen said 😊

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« Reply #7176 on: January 12, 2022, 11:10:06 PM »
Itís one of those things not everything is for everyone.

For me and a lot of others it is brilliant. The seasons ebb and flow with slow episodes then explosive ones that really kick off and can be some of the best Tv youíll see.

The characters are all inherently flawed and narcissistic always working their own angle so there are very few if any you will like but then youíre not supposed to. The writing is absolutely superb and some of the dialogue especially in the big episodes is class. Ditto for the acting!

If itís not for you fair enough but I certainly think itís worth sticking with.

It's overrated (as most shows that become up this popular are) and the writing has fallen in quality as the seasons have progressed. Nothing much really ever happens and if it does there are few consequences to it. No complaints about the acting though.

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« Reply #7177 on: January 13, 2022, 07:10:12 AM »
I thought succession was great but it did take a while to get into it

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« Reply #7178 on: January 13, 2022, 09:05:14 AM »
Itís good but wouldnt be close to my top 3 shows

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« Reply #7179 on: January 13, 2022, 09:08:42 AM »
Itís good but wouldnt be close to my top 3 shows

Don't think it would be top 3 for me either but still think it's brilliant. The Wire and Breaking Bad are up there for a lot of people but wouldn't be in my top although I did love them.

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« Reply #7180 on: January 13, 2022, 09:13:09 AM »
Itís good but wouldnt be close to my top 3 shows

Don't think it would be top 3 for me either but still think it's brilliant. The Wire and Breaking Bad are up there for a lot of people but wouldn't be in my top although I did love them.

West Wing
Sopranos
GoT

Speaking of the west wing the other day with the wife.  We went back and watched The Sopranos and then The Wire recently having never had the pleasure.  This would probably be next of the "older" classic shows that we missed at the time.

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« Reply #7181 on: January 13, 2022, 09:15:10 AM »
I finished "Anne" on ITV last night.  One woman's fight for justice following the Hillsborough disaster.  It's an uncomfortable watch, as you would expect.

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« Reply #7182 on: January 13, 2022, 09:27:31 AM »
Itís good but wouldnt be close to my top 3 shows

No, itís nowhere near that sort of standard.

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« Reply #7183 on: January 13, 2022, 09:27:45 AM »
Itís good but wouldnt be close to my top 3 shows

Don't think it would be top 3 for me either but still think it's brilliant. The Wire and Breaking Bad are up there for a lot of people but wouldn't be in my top although I did love them.

West Wing
Sopranos
GoT

Never watched GOT or West Wing, watched maybe the first couple of seasons of Sopranos
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« Reply #7184 on: January 13, 2022, 09:29:32 AM »
Could never really get into the West Wing, found it a bit too earnest I think