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Post  mauveangel09 on Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:25 pm

I've really been enjoying the programme about the EasyJet pilot training on ITV - called 'EasyJet - inside the cockpit'. Thought it would be just another 'fly on the wall' job and started watching it casually - but it had me gripped very quickly - so interesting and different - I think there has always been a bit of mystery about how pilots get into the job -and the programme covers lots of things that we don't know about commercial pilot training - for me it has endearing characters and is quite funny too although one of the trainees looks about 12 years old Smile

I'm also enjoying 'From Russia to Iran' on Sunday evening C4. If you've never seen one of Levisons expeditions I recommend it - this is no ordinary travelogue - he always goes to unusual places, last year he did Central America which was fascinating and previously the Himalayas. This year it is the Caucasus. Its a 'warts and all' walk with a hand held camera and nothing staged - whatever happens happens. Good Sunday night viewing.

I enjoyed the first series of 'Victoria' - wasn't sure about the first one of the new series on Sunday. I hope the divine Lord M will be making an appearance.

I agree with Sax that we need a good Sunday night period drama for the autumn - I was sad that they don't appear to me making another series of 'Home Fires'. I wonder if they ever intend making another series of 'The Village'?

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Post  B4p on Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:08 pm

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I'm also enjoying 'From Russia to Iran' on Sunday evening C4.  If you've never seen one of Levisons expeditions I recommend it - this is no ordinary travelogue - he always goes to unusual places, last year he did Central America which was fascinating and previously the Himalayas. This year it is the Caucasus.  Its a  'warts and all' walk with a hand held camera and nothing staged - whatever happens happens.  Good Sunday night viewing.

I enjoyed the first series of 'Victoria' - wasn't sure about the first one of the new series on Sunday.  I hope the divine Lord M will be making an appearance.

I agree about about the Levison's expeditions, I'm enjoying those too.

I think the main reason I watched the first Victoria was that I was hoping for a new angle, maybe something darker, grittier. and a bit more 'Victorian'. I can't imagine the real Victoria was so saccharine sweet. She just seems like yet another clothes horse. I really would have liked to see what she might have thought of some of those politicians behind closed doors. For a female leader, I can't remember her improving the lot of women or children particularly.

Rufus Sewell would give a good performance in anything. He played a lawyer in an Italian series that was really good, but I can't remember what it was called now.
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Post  saxonsiren on Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:29 pm

I remember Rufus in the Italian programme too. I'm finding Victoria bit too bland. I'd rather have had widow Victoria and characters...
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Post  B4p on Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:09 pm

I started watching 'Outlander', but then missed a couple of shows, so I've now decided to wait until the DVD comes out.
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Post  CaledonianCraig on Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:39 pm

Absolutely loathe Mrs Brown's Boys....quick pass me the sick bucket. If that is comedy I think I will ask my dentist to remove my wisdom teeth for a better laugh.
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Post  Twirlie on Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:51 am

Just found this thread. Does anyone have Netflix? We started watching a couple of episodes of an Australian series called "Offspring". We quickly were binge watching at least two episodes every night. The blurb by the programme doesn't sound very preprocessing but we found all 7 seasons obsessive watching and hugely entertaining. The lead character Nina, is one of the funniest characters we've come across. Highly recommended. Very Happy
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Post  B4p on Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:57 am

I don't have netflix Twirlie but often look out for TV box sets when I'm in HMV. I started watching NCIS when my other half was in hospital and got a bit hooked on the characters. The problem was, the shows were not in sequence. On one, my favourite character got kidnapped and I couldn't find the episode to tell me the outcome so I decided to go and by the box set!
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Post  jingle on Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:14 am

Ooh, yes I have netflix - I'll try Offspring, thanks Twirlie.

I've just finished watching the most ridiculous series called Black Lake on BBC4 - I usually love their Saturday night subtitles, especially scandi-noir, but this series was utterly daft. I think it was intended to be horror, but was so cliched that it ended up almost funny.

My absolute 'must watch' at the moment, as well as Strictly, is Bake off. I think channel 4 have done really very well, in spite of the adverts I think they've improved on the BBC version. It does make me think that maybe Strictly could benefit from a revamp and a few new ideas.
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Post  Twirlie on Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:31 am

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My absolute 'must watch' at the moment, as well as Strictly, is Bake off. I think channel 4 have done really very well, in spite of the adverts I think they've improved on the BBC version. It does make me think that maybe Strictly could benefit from a revamp and a few new ideas.  

I agree that Bake Off has retained it's appeal, but I think that has mostly to do with the fact that it's produced by an independent company rather than to do with Channel 4. I think Strictly has been revamped enough in recent years with silly VTs etc etc. Let's leave it at the Beeb and as it is for the moment!!!
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Post  mauveangel09 on Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:10 pm

I wouldn't like SCD to be on a commercial channel as I couldn't stand all the commercial breaks, especially at the early stages where the programmes are so long. I used to watch 'Dancing on Ice' on ITV which I really enjoyed but it was on for so long and was hard going - sometimes they would just have two couples then a break, then you get all the sponsors bit grrr!!! I'm also finding the same with James Martin's new Saturday morning show on ITV - fun but too long and drawn out. I suppose you can record a show and fast forward over the adverts...........mind you I find myself doing that a bit with SCD now, watching it a bit in delay so I can fast forward over the silly VTs............................... Laughing

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Post  Sid on Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:56 am

jingle wrote:Ooh, yes I have netflix - I'll try Offspring, thanks Twirlie.

I've just finished watching the most ridiculous series called Black Lake on BBC4 - I usually love their Saturday night subtitles, especially scandi-noir, but this series was utterly daft. I think it was intended to be horror, but was so cliched that it ended up almost funny.

My absolute 'must watch' at the moment, as well as Strictly, is Bake off. I think channel 4 have done really very well, in spite of the adverts I think they've improved on the BBC version. It does make me think that maybe Strictly could benefit from a revamp and a few new ideas.  

Ha, I finished watching Black Lake last night Jingle and you're right it was an absolute stinker! I usually enjoy scandi-noir dramas (Trapped, Follow the Money etc) but this was farcical tension-free nonsense - I kept hoping an avalanche would come along and end everything Very Happy That idiot Johan, why wouldn't he just let them leave! Cheered when he didn't make it Very Happy

As for Bake Off, the revamp's been loads better than I thought it'd be. I was dreading Noel but he's turned out to be the star of the show - and dare I say it, I actually prefer Prue's manner to Mary Berry's. I still think we reached Peak Bake Off the year Nadiya won - that moment will never be eclipsed. But I'm quite liking this group too - apart from Stacey. HOW IS STACEY STILL THERE SHE SERVED UP PAPER.
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Post  saxonsiren on Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:10 pm

Loving The GBBO... I'm fan of Noel & Sandy and got used to Paul but not Pru at all. ... Stacey yes did leave parchment paper but she did slightly better than a few of the others. Some have served raw batter etc. I recalled how Nadia had poor weeks and I couldn't understand how she survived in the early weeks. I think they take it as a whole all three bakes....
love the adverts so I can pop kettle on...

It feels as if I never 2atch live TV but always catch up!
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Post  saxonsiren on Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:47 am

Omg omg bounce bounce bounce more of Kit Harrington aka Jon Snow! Another period drama Gunpowder on the BBC and the lovely locks are back yes! I need my Kit fix
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Post  B4p on Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:32 pm

I'll look out for that one sax. I like a bit of gunpowder Cool
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Post  jingle on Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:08 am

Twirlie wrote:Just found this thread. Does anyone have Netflix? We started watching a couple of episodes of an Australian series called "Offspring". We quickly were binge watching at least two episodes every night. The blurb by the programme doesn't sound very preprocessing but we found all 7 seasons obsessive watching and hugely entertaining. The lead character Nina, is one of the funniest characters we've come across. Highly recommended. Very Happy

Well, now I'm bereft Sad

I took a look at this after Twirlies recommendation ... wasn't that fussed on the first couple of programmes, but then suddenly got totally hooked...have now binge-watched all seven series! Boo hoo, I've just finished it, and the final series only had 10 episodes rather than the usual 13, so I wasn't expecting it to end so soon.  Hope they make a series 8, I need to find out what happens next

Anyhow, I definitely second Twirlie's recommendation, it's addictive viewing.
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Post  saxonsiren on Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:12 am

The new Star Trek series on Netflix pretty good x
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Post  allsewnonbyhand on Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:28 am

Twirlie wrote:Just found this thread. Does anyone have Netflix? We started watching a couple of episodes of an Australian series called "Offspring". We quickly were binge watching at least two episodes every night. The blurb by the programme doesn't sound very preprocessing but we found all 7 seasons obsessive watching and hugely entertaining. The lead character Nina, is one of the funniest characters we've come across. Highly recommended. Very Happy

Ooh thanks Twirlie and Jingle, I will definitely check this out - need a good binge watch now GBBO has finished, although there appears to be some good dramas this week on the Beeb- love Kay Mellor so will be watching the one about registrar, and the boy in the topknot looks good not sure if it's a one off or a series? Also recording Howard's end, so I think I've got enough enough to keep me going for a while now!!

PS. Also excited for IACGMOOH, I never know most of the contestants but it's my one trash reality treat of the year!
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Post  saxonsiren on Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:40 am

Basketball cheers I love IACGMOOH. Cheers my cold winter weeks up. Love Ant & Dec their strong friendship and no horrible personal attacks on contestants they save that for the critters! Who will be in? Steph and Dom? Ed? Possibly Will Young? I'd like to see no Towie or MIC stars.. A one direction band member maybe? Our Cheryl might need a holiday. .. Wayne Rooney maybe?
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Post  Twirlie on Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:05 pm

saxonsiren wrote:The new Star Trek series on Netflix pretty good x

Agreed. Excellent!
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Post  CaledonianCraig on Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:12 pm

saxonsiren wrote:The new Star Trek series on Netflix pretty good x
 Yes I have been watching it. It takes getting use to as it isn't your normal run-of-the-mill Star Trek series but I am enjoying it.
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Post  saxonsiren on Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:50 pm

Hubby hadn't clocked in the first 2 episodes the lead character played by Malfoy's father Lucius Malfoy. He turned and said noooo. I'm yes it's the same actor Jason Isaacs... I could clearly see it was.
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