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« Reply #4920 on: July 17, 2018, 09:11:49 AM »
I'm watching Seven Seconds, a 10 part drama about a US cop who ran over a young black kid and the subsequent cover up. At first I didn't take to it,  but I plugged away and after a few episodes I began to like it for the same reasons that other people didn't like it. It's slow, "a slog" said the Guardian, characters are not particularly likable.

Thought it was a great show tbh
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« Reply #4921 on: July 17, 2018, 12:55:39 PM »
Maybe i should have stuck with it. Got bored and gave up after the 3rd episode i think.

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« Reply #4922 on: July 23, 2018, 11:40:44 PM »
Sharp Objects on Sky Atlantic is very good. Dark.

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« Reply #4923 on: July 24, 2018, 10:12:25 AM »
Anyone watch Atlanta, with donald glover in it?
Short episodes, and an easy enjoyable watch.
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« Reply #4924 on: July 24, 2018, 12:28:04 PM »
Anyone watch Atlanta, with donald glover in it?
Short episodes, and an easy enjoyable watch.

Nearly finished the second series . . . not enjoying it as much as the first it's quite dark and goes to some strange places. The Alligator man episode is probably one of the funniest things I've seen this year though!

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« Reply #4925 on: July 24, 2018, 02:08:10 PM »
4 episodes into the new series of Last Chance U. The new coach is an absolute nut job. The kids are just as crazy as before though.

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« Reply #4926 on: July 24, 2018, 02:29:57 PM »
Anybody watch Ballers on HBO? Adult comedy/Drama based around the financial management of  NFL players. Dwayne Johnson (AKA the Rock) is the lead, ex-player turned financial manager who manages high profile nfL clients. Just finished watching the first three series over a couple of weeks and enjoyed it. Its pretty good in parts and some of the scenes around the excesses that NFL players enjoy (Booze/women/cars etc) are really good. If its even half "real to life", some of the dealing that go on in the NFL between players/agents/Authority are mental.

A few West Wing stars like Dule Hill and Richard Schiff,  with guest appearances from the likes of Danny Amendola/Tyrell Suggs/Caroline Wozniaki etc. I suspect it will not win too many writing awards but its easy watching (some seriously high quality WAGs in it as well) and pretty interesting if you are into the "behind the scenes" goings on at professional sports teams.

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« Reply #4927 on: July 24, 2018, 05:24:00 PM »
Anybody watch Ballers on HBO? Adult comedy/Drama based around the financial management of  NFL players. Dwayne Johnson (AKA the Rock) is the lead, ex-player turned financial manager who manages high profile nfL clients. Just finished watching the first three series over a couple of weeks and enjoyed it. Its pretty good in parts and some of the scenes around the excesses that NFL players enjoy (Booze/women/cars etc) are really good. If its even half "real to life", some of the dealing that go on in the NFL between players/agents/Authority are mental.

A few West Wing stars like Dule Hill and Richard Schiff,  with guest appearances from the likes of Danny Amendola/Tyrell Suggs/Caroline Wozniaki etc. I suspect it will not win too many writing awards but its easy watching (some seriously high quality WAGs in it as well) and pretty interesting if you are into the "behind the scenes" goings on at professional sports teams.

It's from the creator of Entgourage and has a very similar feel to it. . . as you've said it's pleasant watching that you don't have to think too much about.

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« Reply #4928 on: July 24, 2018, 05:28:35 PM »
Anybody watch Ballers on HBO? Adult comedy/Drama based around the financial management of  NFL players. Dwayne Johnson (AKA the Rock) is the lead, ex-player turned financial manager who manages high profile nfL clients. Just finished watching the first three series over a couple of weeks and enjoyed it. Its pretty good in parts and some of the scenes around the excesses that NFL players enjoy (Booze/women/cars etc) are really good. If its even half "real to life", some of the dealing that go on in the NFL between players/agents/Authority are mental.

A few West Wing stars like Dule Hill and Richard Schiff,  with guest appearances from the likes of Danny Amendola/Tyrell Suggs/Caroline Wozniaki etc. I suspect it will not win too many writing awards but its easy watching (some seriously high quality WAGs in it as well) and pretty interesting if you are into the "behind the scenes" goings on at professional sports teams.

It's from the creator of Entgourage and has a very similar feel to it. . . as you've said it's pleasant watching that you don't have to think too much about.

I always enjoy the People's Champion even though he's in some amount of shite stuff!!
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« Reply #4929 on: July 26, 2018, 09:05:08 PM »
who do you think you are on Bbc1 last night with Boy George. Going back through his family history to his Grandmothers time in an industrial school in Dublin to his Great uncle being hanged for his role as an Irish Volunteer. Turns out he was one of the forgotten ten repatriated from Mountjoy to Glasnevin alongside Kevin Barry. an intertesting and enjoyable hour of tv if you get the chane to watch again.

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« Reply #4930 on: July 26, 2018, 09:11:52 PM »
who do you think you are on Bbc1 last night with Boy George. Going back through his family history to his Grandmothers time in an industrial school in Dublin to his Great uncle being hanged for his role as an Irish Volunteer. Turns out he was one of the forgotten ten repatriated from Mountjoy to Glasnevin alongside Kevin Barry. an intertesting and enjoyable hour of tv if you get the chane to watch again.

Watched it. Thought it was excellent. Noticed his gramdmother was a Kinehan.

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« Reply #4931 on: July 27, 2018, 09:56:55 AM »
Watched it and it was very interesting. Also noticed that despite the Buddhist chanting he forgot himself one time and made the sign of the cross.
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« Reply #4932 on: July 27, 2018, 07:55:13 PM »
Watched it initially  out of "nothing much else to do" & it ended up very interesting. Have been to Kilmainham before & it's an integral part of our history, obviously . Did a tour of Crumlin Road jail a couple of years ago. They do all of the lead up, but the bit where they take you into the execution place sort of throws you a fair bit.
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« Reply #4933 on: August 07, 2018, 12:00:35 PM »
The History of Ireland on BBC Four with Fergal Keane.  Monday night at 10pm or anytime for people who can access the BBCplayer.  Amazing how quickly you forget your history lessons from National school.
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« Reply #4934 on: August 07, 2018, 12:31:56 PM »
Better call Saul back on Netflix.
I must try and catch the first one tonight
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