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On 10/09/2021 at 20:09, Mark Connolly said:

So glad Sky binned Sky One and Sky Comedy so they could simulcast the same shite "Sports' Funniest" thing on Sky Showcase and Sky Max

On a Saturday morning, Soccer AM is sometimes on 3 of the Sky Sports channels.  If you can't fill the schedules with different programs, don't have so many fucking channels.

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Clint Eastwood western "Two Mules for Sister Sara" on Channel 5 at the moment.

Reminds me of when we had a Film Club at school (this was in the pre-home video days) where they would set up a projector and screen in the gym. One time they advertised this as the following week's film and one of the guys in my class got excited and told me, "That's a really dirty film - I'm going to go!"

He went, but was sorely disappointed. Turned out he was confusing it with "The Killing of Sister George".

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Mrs C suggested a American TV series on Amazon Prime, that started back in 2016 ‘This is Us’. Into season five now. The story of a Pittsburgh couple bringing up triplets; twins and an adopted brother, left in a bundle on the doorstep of a fire station by his panic stricken natural father after his addicted mother dies of a drug overdose following childbirth.
It isn’t necessarily fast paced (each episode 45 mins), but it’s a easy watching, pleasant slow burn, as the lives of the couple and their children pan out.
Not usually into the archetypal US TV drama series, where everything seems a little too structured and formatted. This has plenty of subtle twists and turns and is well worth a watch.

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Just watched The Last Mountain on BBC2. It's a documentary about a family who keep dying off from ever increasingly mad expeditions with the Dad encouraging them on. Hoping the best for the surviving daughter. The Dad is definitely OFTW, emotionally detached but obsessive. Spent 5 years living in a tent while his son slept in the van so the son could learn how to climb the Alps, after his wife died on K2. 

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9 hours ago, welshbairn said:

Just watched The Last Mountain on BBC2. It's a documentary about a family who keep dying off from ever increasingly mad expeditions with the Dad encouraging them on. Hoping the best for the surviving daughter. The Dad is definitely OFTW, emotionally detached but obsessive. Spent 5 years living in a tent while his son slept in the van so the son could learn how to climb the Alps, after his wife died on K2. 

At last we know why The Sound of Music II never got made.

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On 26/09/2021 at 11:02, Clockwork said:

Mrs C suggested a American TV series on Amazon Prime, that started back in 2016 ‘This is Us’. Into season five now. The story of a Pittsburgh couple bringing up triplets; twins and an adopted brother, left in a bundle on the doorstep of a fire station by his panic stricken natural father after his addicted mother dies of a drug overdose following childbirth.
It isn’t necessarily fast paced (each episode 45 mins), but it’s a easy watching, pleasant slow burn, as the lives of the couple and their children pan out.
Not usually into the archetypal US TV drama series, where everything seems a little too structured and formatted. This has plenty of subtle twists and turns and is well worth a watch.

Oh God no. My Mrs made me watch some of that. So slow it made Mad Men look like Rambo. 

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I watched The World At War last year during lockdown and a few others had a similar idea with it being talked about on here at the time. I watched the film Stalingrad recently so decided to re-watch the episode on it to remind me of some of the detail. Quite a few of the episodes left me absolutely speechless and this was one of them.

 

For some reason I hadn't watched the last episode and watched it earlier this afternoon. The figures are absolutely staggering with 55m dying in WWII (including civilians) - 20m Russians, 15m Chinese and 5m Germans (of which 1.5m died in Russian prison camps). Remembrance Day will be coming up shortly and there will be the usual stuff appearing in the Poppy Thread but for me the whole purpose of Remembrance Day should be for people to remember the dead and recognise the pure folly of war.

 

If anyone hasn't seen this series (I got it on the Yesterday channel) then I certainly recommend it. It doesn't glorify war, it's not jingoistic, the footage and interviews are incredible and it makes you look at the world in a different way.

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1 hour ago, Archie McSquackle said:

I watched The World At War last year during lockdown and a few others had a similar idea with it being talked about on here at the time. I watched the film Stalingrad recently so decided to re-watch the episode on it to remind me of some of the detail. Quite a few of the episodes left me absolutely speechless and this was one of them.

 

For some reason I hadn't watched the last episode and watched it earlier this afternoon. The figures are absolutely staggering with 55m dying in WWII (including civilians) - 20m Russians, 15m Chinese and 5m Germans (of which 1.5m died in Russian prison camps). Remembrance Day will be coming up shortly and there will be the usual stuff appearing in the Poppy Thread but for me the whole purpose of Remembrance Day should be for people to remember the dead and recognise the pure folly of war.

 

If anyone hasn't seen this series (I got it on the Yesterday channel) then I certainly recommend it. It doesn't glorify war, it's not jingoistic, the footage and interviews are incredible and it makes you look at the world in a different way.

Watching TWAW is what prompted me to start the best documentary thread. 

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Don’t know if anyones mentioned it before but just binged watched Squid Game on Netflix. Korean dubbed into English. Well worth watching, brilliant acting and an ingenious story of greed and desperation mixed into kids games.


Edit : just noticed someone’s put something up on the Netflix thread. I should’ve checked that before I posted but hey ho. It’s brilliant anyway so check it out.

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