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Post by greeneyed » December 5, 2017, 8:40 pm

This final episode of The Good Doctor has been great. It's a long time until January 29 for the next episode.

Liked The Real O'Neals on 7Flix as well, earlier.
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Post by Jason » December 6, 2017, 3:04 pm

Manbush, are still watching Z Nation? Hasn’t it gone to absolute rubbish in the last two seasons.


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Post by Manbush » December 6, 2017, 3:07 pm

I haven’t started season 4 yet but 3 headed downhill fast.
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Post by Jason » December 6, 2017, 3:22 pm

Manbush wrote:I haven’t started season 4 yet but 3 headed downhill fast.
4’s been better then 3 but I keep watching hoping it goes back to what it was. It wouldn’t surprise me if it gets cancelled this season. Which is a pity because it was a great show.


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Post by greeneyed » December 6, 2017, 8:52 pm

Is this AACTA Awards thing the worst awards ceremony in the history of television?
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Post by -TW- » December 6, 2017, 9:33 pm

Probably, didn't even know it existed

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Post by the bone » December 6, 2017, 10:15 pm

greeneyed wrote:Is this AACTA Awards thing the worst awards ceremony in the history of television?
I'm guessing you missed the RLPA Awards? They were a shambles

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Post by reptar » December 7, 2017, 4:14 am

No. Pretty much any awards ceremony in Los Angeles is horrendous.
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Post by greeneyed » December 9, 2017, 7:02 pm

Just watched the first episode of season two of The Crown. It really is outstanding television. I wonder what the royals think of it.

Have liked Victoria as well, even though it seems to be even more of a royal fantasy.
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Post by T_R » December 10, 2017, 9:27 am

Gee, their production budget is up! Enjoying series 2 more than the first, I think.

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Post by greeneyed » December 10, 2017, 6:18 pm

Just got through Episode 6 of Season 2 of The Crown. This show just gets better and better. That revealed a lot that I did not know.
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Post by the bone » December 10, 2017, 6:38 pm

I watched the first 3 episodes of season 2 of the Crown today. I thought they were great. I enjoyed how the show looped back one of the final scenes in episode three to the opening scene of the season... it was very well done. I must admit, I hadn't noticed that he didn't already have "Prince" in his title.

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Post by -GD- » December 11, 2017, 6:53 am

Yeah The Crown is fantastic, loving season 2 so far

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Post by -PJ- » December 11, 2017, 12:52 pm

Just a heads up to those with Foxtel.

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Post by greeneyed » December 11, 2017, 3:36 pm

There are some ones early in the morning too.
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Post by -PJ- » December 11, 2017, 4:36 pm

greeneyed wrote:There are some ones early in the morning too.
Yep, 6-30am.. Rnd 18 1994..Knights v Raiders..Brett Mullins on fire.
And 8-30am.. Rnd 20 1994.. Steelers v Raiders.

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Post by gergreg » December 14, 2017, 12:49 pm

Next year there is a new series (I think on Netflix) called Altered Carbon. It's an adaptation from a science fiction book which is fantastic for anybody who likes the genre.

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Post by T_R » December 30, 2017, 7:46 am

Just watched season 4 of Rake, which was something of a return to form after the dismal season 3, where they appeared to try to turn it into slapstick.
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Post by greeneyed » December 30, 2017, 8:26 pm

Just watched the first five episodes of season five of Vikings on SBS On Demand. No Ragnar... and I thought it’d suffer. But now there’s Ivar the Boneless! Still I miss Ragnar!


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Post by the bone » December 30, 2017, 9:56 pm

Just finished the first season of Dark on Netflix. Very much worth a watch if you're into mystery / sci-fi.

Note however that it's a German show, so Netflix have dubbed it with English voices, so the talking is out of sinc with the actors who are speaking German. Alternatively you can probably listen to it in German and just watch with English subtitles.

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Post by greeneyed » December 31, 2017, 8:42 pm

Just finished watching Stranger Things 2. Have to say it felt like a bit of a struggle at times to get through it, but it picked up in the final episodes. Nice end. They've announced a new season, and they seem to be planning on four, five seasons, but that'd be all.

I'm not sure that two wasn't enough. It is losing the novelty.
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Post by greeneyed » January 11, 2018, 4:18 pm

Just saw the first episode of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel on Amazon.

Really very good, amazing period costumes and sets, and fantastic choice of music as well. You are transported to 1958, no doubt. Plus it’s intelligently funny.
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Post by Azza » January 14, 2018, 8:23 pm

Caught up with the first 2 seasons of The Crown over the holidays. Never had much previous interest in the royals but this is exceptionally produced and acted television

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Post by BJ » January 15, 2018, 9:52 pm

Azza wrote:Caught up with the first 2 seasons of The Crown over the holidays. Never had much previous interest in the royals but this is exceptionally produced and acted television
I just caught up with the first 2 seasons of Order in the House. Never had much previous interest in Australian Politics but Edmund Barton was an exceptional Prime Minister and better than anyone else over the last decade plus.

Order in the House, the first 50 years is available on cylinder record. The 80s on Beta tape, the 90s on DVD, the 2000s on Blue Ray and the last decade on Stan. (Which is obviously Named after Stanley Bruce).

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Post by Notaroboticfish » January 16, 2018, 12:48 am

Edmund Barton was also a very big supporter of the White Australia policy fyi

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Post by BJ » January 16, 2018, 9:38 am

Notaroboticfish wrote:Edmund Barton was also a very big supporter of the White Australia policy fyi
Hmmm good point fish.

To commemorate this, We should be able to release a Special Box Set:


“Australian Parliament - The Whiter than White Years”.


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Post by Notaroboticfish » January 16, 2018, 9:43 am

I was just pointing out that it’s hard to consider him a ‘good’ PM when it was his government that passed the first version of that policy and he was one of the biggest proponents of it


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Post by Brewdle » January 16, 2018, 12:26 pm

Been watching The Detour on Stan,!pretty funny stuff

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Post by BJ » January 16, 2018, 1:40 pm

Notaroboticfish wrote:I was just pointing out that it’s hard to consider him a ‘good’ PM when it was his government that passed the first version of that policy and he was one of the biggest proponents of it


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Post by Northern Raider » January 17, 2018, 2:57 pm

greeneyed wrote:Just finished watching Stranger Things 2. Have to say it felt like a bit of a struggle at times to get through it, but it picked up in the final episodes. Nice end. They've announced a new season, and they seem to be planning on four, five seasons, but that'd be all.

I'm not sure that two wasn't enough. It is losing the novelty.
Yeah, this one dragged a bit. Still good though.

Hated the Lost Sister episode. Felt like a filler episode and a meaningless distraction from the main plot. Might be relevant for the next series but I'm hoping not. Those characters were just awful and the acting even worse.

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Post by Dibbers » January 17, 2018, 3:37 pm

I watched my first episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians last night (my wife had the remote).....

My doctor has told me that as a result, my I.Q. has dropped to 48 and am what some people call mentally retarded....

seriously, how does that tripe pass off as TV?
I found a moon rock in my nose....

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Post by Brewdle » January 17, 2018, 4:44 pm

Checked out the first two episodes of UnReal on Stan, supposed to be a dramaedy, while there wasn’t a lot of funny in it the drama was good. It’s about the production company of a reality tv show, it will probably spoil so called reality tv for you if you’re a fan of it

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Post by greeneyed » January 17, 2018, 10:00 pm

Just saw the first episode I'e seen of Maigret on ABC. Very good but hard to take Mr Bean in the main role.
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Post by Jason » January 18, 2018, 2:23 pm

Finally made the time to watch ‘Making a Murderer’, talk about corruption. Although the producers of the documentary have been accused of leaving a lot of evidence out.


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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » January 18, 2018, 4:07 pm

The 2 lawyers were on The Project. They said they never saw the footage of Brendan’s lawyer standing over him telling him what to write.

Said they found that astonishing and they totally would’ve used it


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