NWR TV Thread

A bit late, but I finally caught up with the second series of AfterLife. With the first series, I was a bit skeptical at first, thinking it the usual Ricky Gervais cynicism, but I stuck with it, and it all made sense. Got dangerously close to being a bit sickly at times, but steered a good line on that in the end.
 
I can understand, Thom & Ray, but it starts to grip when you stick with it.

The time jumps are irritating and confusing but the same event is revisited giving greater understanding.

However, there's so much available via one's TV that there's no need to persist with something that doesn't grab one.
 
I think the serpent is only really worth watching due to it being based on a true story. I would say a better drama on iplayer was 'i may destroy you', I had kind of avoided it until hearing the writer Michaela Cole interviewed on louis theroux's grounded. Far more engaging than I thought it would be given the subject matter.
 
Sat down to watch American Gods on amazon prime with my 14 year old daughter last night. She’s into superhero movies and anything to do with norse mythology so I thought this might be a good fit. Imagine the language and violence from a Tarantino movie combined with the sex from the recent Industry tv series. Fortunately, my daughter wasn’t interested other than enjoying watching me squirming with embarrassment.
 
Currently five episodes into The Queen’s Gambit and unsurprisingly, after initial cynicism made us not approach it, recommendations from two friends and our son made us bite. It really is very good I deed. Really like the lead actress as well. She really makes the character of Beth very real. But she also reminds me ever so slightly of Amélie Poulain in a funny sort of way (and also someone I knew at University, oddly enough).
Me too, having started watching it at the weekend. Strangely enough, Beth Harmon also reminded me of Amélie Poulain (in fact it wouldn't surprise me if Jean-Pierre Jeunet remade it into a movie and called it Le Fabuleux Destin d'Elizabeth Harmon ;) ).
Another thing that caught me about that era was that smoking cigarettes was still very much fashionable and that alcohol and tranquiliser dependance appeared to be prevalent amongst American women. Not sure if that was a message the writer was trying to get across but it did seem like that.
 
Just started watching this. Looks good. Strangely, I had to switch to Turkish with English subtitles, as I found the dubbing awkward.

I’m avoiding the dubbing too Alex! It gets better and better. Not always easy viewing - and those for whom mental health issues are a turn off might as well not bother. But if they aren’t, it’s got a sort of earthy honesty which few programmes have these days. Brilliant in my view.
 
I've already recommended it to my daughter, who's studying Psychology with the hope of becoming a clinical psychologist in due course.
And then tonight was Tanya Byron (same school and University as Olivia) talking about potential ways to deal with mental health. Quite interesting.
 
I've already recommended it to my daughter, who's studying Psychology with the hope of becoming a clinical psychologist in due course.
And then tonight was Tanya Byron (same school and University as Olivia) talking about potential ways to deal with mental health. Quite interesting.
I'd strongly recommend "In Treatment" with Gabriel Byrne as a psychotherapist. Really well made and scripted. Most of the episodes are done as a whole and single therapy session, so very intimate.
 
Your Honor....
Their spelling not mine.
One of the best things I have seen in ages.
It is coming to Sky sometime soon and at the moment is weekly being released on one of the U.S. subscription channels HBO Showtime I think.
The chap from Breaking bad is a Judge with a drippy son, for whom he abandons all his principles.
The supporting cast is very strong with people immediately recognisable from Boardwalk Empire etc.
Just brilliant, while we wait for Peaky to return.
 
Yep, Queen's Gambit excellent, and thoroughly recommend Unorthodox on Netflix. We finally caught up with Schitt's Creek (about 5 years too late), but a night would not be the same without a 25-minute slice of its sheer magic. Sad that we are already half way through season 5!
Schitts Creek. Comedy genius. On series 3 now but might be time to ration like you say. Who knew that Moira was Macauley Culkin’s mum in Home Alone!
 
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