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1 hour ago, Monkeyboy said:

Just finished The Stranger as well. Very reminiscent of the other Harlen Coben show on there, Safe. With a guy who’s not a copper by trade racing around doing a lot of his own detective work, and with a job that he never seems to do much of.

 

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What was the point of the alpaca sub plot? Didn’t seem to go anywhere. Just there as a red herring?

 

 

Shit writing

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Ooh, just noticed Thunder Road is up, one of my favourite films of the last few years. Beautiful little thing.

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Didn't realise Phantom Thread was on Netflix. Well, it is. And I've now watched it for the first time. Brilliant film.

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For any Formula One fans, the second season of the Drive to Survive show starts on the 28th of this month. The first season was excellent:

 

 

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On 08/02/2020 at 08:42, neoELITE said:

 

I wish I'd met him. A true legend

Privileged enough to have met him about twenty years ago. Bought him a JD and chatted bubbles at him while he played the fruit machine. Thing that has always stuck with me was that, even though I was clearly talking pissed bollocks at him, he was not only nice about it but he also shook my hand and said "nice to have met you, mate". 

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On 17/02/2020 at 10:17, grounded_dreams said:

For any Formula One fans, the second season of the Drive to Survive show starts on the 28th of this month. The first season was excellent:

 

 

Not only for Formula one fans. I loved the first season, and don't care about cars.

 

In fact, I followed the last sport season mostly as a trailer for this.

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On 17/02/2020 at 18:53, ScouserInExile said:

Privileged enough to have met him about twenty years ago. Bought him a JD and chatted bubbles at him while he played the fruit machine. Thing that has always stuck with me was that, even though I was clearly talking pissed bollocks at him, he was not only nice about it but he also shook my hand and said "nice to have met you, mate". 

 

The Lemmy doc has some nuggets in there but the thing that stands out is that he spent a large proportion of his life sitting by the bar playing that trivia quiz machine.

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Can't believe it's taken me so long to get round to it but I've binged season 2 of Dark over the last few days and it's utterly brilliant. 

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2 hours ago, Chadruharazzeb said:

Can't believe it's taken me so long to get round to it but I've binged season 2 of Dark over the last few days and it's utterly brilliant. 

 

Will I need a notepad and pen to keep track of everyone again?

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I got bamboozled by ep1 of s2 when I ventured back into Dark’s web a while back.

must try again as I adored s1

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3rd lots of Chef is up now. I’ve really enjoyed all of these so far.

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Just watched the 1st episode of October faction, more agency fighting supernatural beings malarkey but pretty decent opening.

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I am not okay with this. Probably the best thing Netflix has put out for a good while IMO. 

 

Same writer and the same showrunner as The end of the fucking World. I think I love it.  Done 6 episodes in a night. 

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On 23/02/2020 at 12:56, lolly said:

Just watched the 1st episode of October faction, more agency fighting supernatural beings malarkey but pretty decent opening.

I fell off October Faction after a few episodes. I much preferred Locke and Key which is very similar in plot but much better, IMO.

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I am not okay with this. Now finished it. 

10/10 actually. It's bloody fantastic. 

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Seriously everyone, it deserves it’s own thread and I can’t wait for everyone to get on it. 
 

more than cancels out the Locke and Key debacle. 

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On 19/02/2020 at 21:58, Triple A said:

I got bamboozled by ep1 of s2 when I ventured back into Dark’s web a while back.

must try again as I adored s1

S2 is great but aye, even more confusing than s1. It's a hard show to drop and come back to unless you have a binder of notes and are prepared to do a bit of this. 

 

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For my money it's by far the best Netflix Original. 

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Is there a word for the production aesthetic you see in shows like End of the fcking World/Sex Education/I'm Not OK with this etc?

  • You're never sure where or when the show is set
  • People have smartphones but rarely use them
  • The kids use old tech like cassettes and VHS tapes and listen to the likes of Roxette and Joe Jackson


I think I'd enjoy these shows a lot more without it, but I can't explain why it annoys me so much.

I watched all of I'm Not OK...... over the weekend (thanks Storm Jorge) and it was fun. The young girl from It was excellent and the 20 minute episodes made for easy viewing. But the whole thing felt like it only existed to set up season 2.

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58 minutes ago, Silent Runner said:

Is there a word for the production aesthetic you see in shows like End of the fcking World/Sex Education/I'm Not OK with this etc?

  • You're never sure where or when the show is set
  • People have smartphones but rarely use them
  • The kids use old tech like cassettes and VHS tapes and listen to the likes of Roxette and Joe Jackson


I think I'd enjoy these shows a lot more without it, but I can't explain why it annoys me so much.

 

TV Tropes calls it Anachronism Stew.

 

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AnachronismStew

 

I'm sure there's a cleverer way to put it, though.

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14 hours ago, Silent Runner said:

Is there a word for the production aesthetic you see in shows like End of the fcking World/Sex Education/I'm Not OK with this etc?

  • You're never sure where or when the show is set
  • People have smartphones but rarely use them
  • The kids use old tech like cassettes and VHS tapes and listen to the likes of Roxette and Joe Jackson


I think I'd enjoy these shows a lot more without it, but I can't explain why it annoys me so much.

I watched all of I'm Not OK...... over the weekend (thanks Storm Jorge) and it was fun. The young girl from It was excellent and the 20 minute episodes made for easy viewing. But the whole thing felt like it only existed to set up season 2.

 

At first I didn't like it with Sex Education, but quickly it totally made sense. 

 

It's a great visual shorthand for appealing to markets both here and in the US. Not only that, but you're tapping into the John Hughes tropes that 35-50yo viewers enjoy whilst reselling them to a new generation. And it acknowledges that a UK teen market is influenced by people from all over the world via Instagram and Youtube, not just traditionally UK tropes.

 

I hope it doesn't take over everything, but it's an aesthetic that has a place for me. 

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Agreed. I think it works particularly well in Sex Education, with that lovely, hazy summer of forever aesthetic. It’s almost a dreamscape, the unreal weather blending perfectly with the uncanny world. 

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