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  1. The point is a perfectly valid one, I just dont think I'd be referring to Succession to make it. The cast are definitely part of the 'lightning in a bottle' they've captured. It's beyond 'good acting'.
  2. Jesse Armstrong says himself that he's not sure he'll write anything as good as this (potential spoiler in the YouTube thumbnail): Obviously we can't say how it would have turned out with a different cast, but it's clear they're more than 'just' actors playing the role they've been handed. Across other 'Inside the Episode' videos it's been highlighted that they've been given a fair bit of leeway in deciding what their characters would do in given situations.
  3. I suppose it was a lot to ask for two satisfying finales in one day (along with Succession), but I didn't get on with the ending at all. Disappointing. Edit: hadn't seen Silent Runner's post - interesting. I think I've just not been invested enough, probably since series 3.
  4. Today I learned that Peter Friedman, aka Frank, used to be a Muppeteer. Not only that, "he also spent a brief stint on Sesame Street during Season 8 and Season 9, as the back end of Mr. Snuffleupagus." https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Peter_Friedman
  5. I caught a bit of the Pet Shop Boys live in Hyde Park on the TV the other night and hearing Left to My Own Devices reminded me of this thread. The chorus is AMAZING - I could listen to it on a loop for hours - but the spoken verses just don't work for me. I'd go as far as saying they're rubbish. And yes, that includes "Che Guevara and Debussy to a disco beat."
  6. His death was announced on the news on the radio earlier. My son turned to me and asked "did they say Martin Anus?" He's 28 years old. Not really, he's 10.
  7. 'Ronny/Lilly' - that's the one that drew me in. I hadn't watched the others but stumbled across that one and was convinced to go back to the start.
  8. He was absolutely despicable in the most recent episode. I've watched most of the other episodes in this series twice - once on Monday evening and then when it's been on later in the week and I get drawn in. Not this one - like others have said, it's really uncomfortable viewing. Everyone's at their absolute worst. The next episode is going to be a belter.
  9. Snap. Wordle 697 2/6* ⬜⬜🟩⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
  10. I think you're being very generous. If someone's bad at acting 90% of the time, I don't think it's unreasonable to call them a bad actor.
  11. Also - Conrad's MCing at around 38mins in the Big Love set re-appears in this absolute classic:
  12. Speaking of drug-hazed oral history... I went to Big Love - the one in 1996 though. Wandered into the hardcore tent when it was getting light - I think it was still going after some of the others had finished, absolute carnage - to be confronted by Mr Motivator MCing. Whoever was DJing played this:
  13. Finsbury Park Picture House?! I guess it was about 9 years ago that I moved away. Still, good to see (via Google) that Blackstock Road is largely recogniseable.
  14. Some amazing lines, as always. Another favourite of mine, from Hugo:
  15. I think there was one more wrong choice you could have had... ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩
  16. For what it's worth, the Verge liked it. "From its cheesy nostalgia plays to its breathtaking and imaginative visuals, Universal’s new Mario movie is everything a video game adaptation should be." https://www.theverge.com/23669598/super-mario-bros-movie-review
  17. It's because Sky signed a deal for rights to HBO shows several years ago. Runs out in the next year or two, I think, at which point we should expect to see HBO Max/MAX launch.
  18. From the news ticker in the opening credits: "Man with bird flu can't stop thinking of ducks."
  19. How about: "You're shutting the door after the [Amy Wine]horse has bolted." ?
  20. Here's another boy band cover of a Dan Hartman track, but I doubt anyone will nominate this version as a boy band song they like...
  21. After a bit of a hiatus, I've had an Xbox (One, then X) for the last three years. In that time, I've relied almost entirely on Gamepass, having bought a few older games on disc and then sold on, so haven't bought a new/full price game in several years. Until today! (For the sake of clarity, it was RE4 that I bought.)
  22. Sorry, are you suggesting that these two things are not, in fact, one and the same? Anyway - how do I find new music? TERRIBLE. It's just a load of noise, not like in my day etc.
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