NWR TV Thread

Discussion in 'UK Wine Forum' started by Daron Fincham, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. Searched and couldn't find a telly thread. Anyway, with GOT going off the boil and nothing as good as (in favourite order) The Wire, The Sopranos or Breaking Bad about I finally caught up with Gommorah. Not bad. A bit too violent maybe and not enough sex, but gripping all the same. Went straight through it and now on series 2.
    Anyone else seen it?
     
  2. Nope.
    I'm enjoying watching the re-run of the X-Files on the Spike channel on Freeview. Think they're up to series 3 now.

    But otherwise The Wine Show is about as racy as it gets here.
     
  3. Daron, based on your viewing history there, you should definitely check out Oz, if you haven't already. It's an HBO drama set in a prison. Boxset readily available on Amazon.

    This week's GoT was better than the last two. Looking forward to next week's 'Battle of the Bastards'
     
  4. You might enjoy Better Call Saul.
     
  5. Daniel, I'll have a look. Jonathan, yes, I've heard BCS is good, but I don't have Netflix.
     
  6. Two new series on AMC (android box etc) are Outcast and Preacher, the later being the better of the two - a lot going on in this one including reformed criminals acting as a preacher, a vampire, possessions and angels.
     
  7. Try Billions on Sky. Starts terribly but becomes very watchable
     
  8. Hinterland, I'm three in and really enjoying this Welsh crime drama.
     
  9. We have enjoyed The Fall.
     
  10. Really enjoying Narcos on Netflix at the moment. Homeland is up next as I never watched it when it came out initially.
     
  11. Plus, I have just remembered, we've been watching The Crown which is a bit of a hoot. I rather enjoyed it.
     
  12. I was just congratulating you Andrew on a fabulously outre choice (having read that as X-Factor) when I realised I need new glasses.
     
  13. House of Cards, Borgen, The Bridge.
     
  14. Absolutely loved The Bridge (Danish/Swedish version). I reckon the central character is one of the great great recent creations, invoking pity and hilarity in equal measure. For anyone who likes The Bridge, here she is as talk show host!

     
  15. Westworld has been truly outstanding.
     
  16. The first Grand Tour was very good too. Unfortunately, the second was absolutely dire.
     
  17. Haven't been able to get a grip on it, after three episodes. Still recording it & may try again.
    Liked the movie, though.
     
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  18. Almost agree but really enjoyed the Aston Martin Vulcan bit. Also watched the first episode of Goliath with Billy Bob Thornton and it looks promising.
     
  19. Vulcan bit was fine but the rest of the show was a shocker and the celebrity no show thing is pretty lame. Seriously, an hour long show where they had 5 mins on the Vulcan and the rest absolute dross was just awful and a real surprise after the first show.
     
  20. I hated Breaking Bad. I know, that probably makes me a total philistine, but there we are. Same goes for Game of Thrones (though I enjoyed the books).

    I'm pretty much the only person I know who feels that way about those two series, so I'm happy to be an outlier, but anyway...

    My tip (though I haven't watched the latest series yet) is Ray Donovan. Really liked the characters, Jon Voigt's possibly being one of the best I've seen on TV for a while. I also enjoyed the Tunnel (British version of the Bridge) - a little simplistic & moralistic at times, but the plot arcs in both series were enjoyably epic.
     
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  21. Asa - I share your conclusion about Breaking Bad, but I wonder whether it's for the same reason. Why didn't you like it out of interest?
     
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  22. Thirded re: Breaking Bad. Tiresomely overblown, self-satisfied and by the end I couldn't give a toss about the fates of any of the characters.
     
  23. That's useful John, thanks. Never seen an episode but every now and then think I ought to. Now I feel quite content!
     
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  24. Really enjoyed this recently.

    Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul are both marmite TV. I happen to think both are sublime.

    Talking of Billy Bob, I wonder if Fargo provokes the same reaction as Breaking Bad?
     
  25. I think there were a few things... I just had so little empathy with ANY of the characters. The only person who I actually found entertaining was Saul - I couldn't invest anything into any of the others, or what eventually happened to them. Also, I didn't really like the slightly surrealist nature of the whole thing - not quite sure how to explain it, maybe just the general implausibility of everything, but there was something about the way it was shot that meant I was never really able to buy into the plot.

    Also - I've never seen it, but I've been recommended by a LOT of people to watch the Shield, which I understand to be in a similar vein to the Wire. One other tip (though you'll probably have to buy it on DVD) is Generation Kill.
     

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