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04 Feb 2020 09:56:23
Hello all.

Has anyone been watching Messiah on Netflix ?

I think its interesting and really enjoying it.

{Ed001's Note - yeah actually, just seen the first few episodes and it is intriguing.}

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04 Feb 2020 10:04:12
I wasn't to sure at first but the more I watch the more I like it, good casting as well. I've just watched "the trial" which was the best one yet.

Keep watching Ed !!

{Ed001's Note - I intend to mate. I have just watched ep 3, so that is next I think. It is one of those shows that draws you in.}

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07 Feb 2020 09:15:16
Morning Ed, I have watched some more episodes now and what a show, really powerful !!

I'm not religious at all but the whole Messiah thing has got me hooked. one scene when there in DC is goose bumps !!!

hope you still enjoying it mate !!

{Ed001's Note - I haven't had a chance to see any more since, but I am looking forward to getting to see the next one.}

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15 Dec 2019 11:23:08
As I'm not subscribed to Amazon Prime all because of The Expanse, has anyone got any suggestions for what to watch on there?

Anything but superhero stuff, it's just not my cup of tea.

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04 Jan 2020 20:08:56
Is Mr Inbetween on there? If so that is well worth a watch. Gets better as it goes along - the Socks episode is one that makes you drop everything to see what happens.

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05 Jan 2020 04:49:37
Unfortunately not Ed. Shame as I did a little reading on it, and it seems to be something I'd like.
I'll check on NetFlix when I renew my membership.

{Ed001's Note - it is a really enjoyable but short watch.}

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05 Jan 2020 14:31:50
I did a little bit more digging on Mr.Inbetween and it's a spin off from a movie called "The Magician" which came out in 2005.

{Ed001's Note - I am going to have to see if I can find that to watch.}

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13 Jan 2020 09:35:30
I know you said no superhero stuff, but you have to be an idiot to miss out on "The Boys"

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14 Jan 2020 02:26:53
I keep looking at it and thinking about it Ed. I'll give it a watch soon when I get a bit more time.

{Ed001's Note - watch it mate, make time, it is worth it. One of the best shows of all time. Season 2 is coming up soon as well I think.}

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16 Jan 2020 11:50:24
The Boys is a great show, one of thee best things i watched last year after Ray Donovan. defo worth a watch.

{Ed001's Note - see that's it now hsf, you are outvoted and have to watch it.}

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17 Jan 2020 10:22:25
Another comic book show, though not super hero this time, is Deadly Class - that is well worth a watch too.

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14 Dec 2019 01:19:50
Ed001, have you watched The Expanse season 4 yet? I am just about to start watching the first episode!

{Ed001's Note - I had literally only just noticed there was a new series out now. Haven't had time to watch anything, my parents got here a couple of days ago.}

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15 Dec 2019 11:13:06
Really enjoyed Season 4. You can tell they had a bigger budget this season too, as there were more planet based locations than in the previous 3 seasons, and somehow they improved the already really impressive visuals.

I won't go into storyline details as I don't want to ruin it for anyone. The show basically follows the same concept as it has been for the last 3 seasons. It takes a handful of characters and creates multiple storylines that are all connected towards the end. I'm quite happy about that as it's worked for 3 seasons already.

The new characters that were added all fit well but they came at the expense of other characters. We didn't see any of Anderson Dawes(OPA leader), and we don't get to see Fred Johnson(Navu captain) until the last two episodes. However they are frequently mentioned, so I expect to see them in further seasons.

The thing that impresses me the most, is how consistently accurate the science is with everything except for the Protomolocule. It reminds me of what Neil deGrasse Tyson said when he was reviewing the movie Gravity. He said "First get the science right, then distort it at your leisure".
And that's exactly what The Expanse has done. Anything that we can definitively prove as a fact, they don't mess with it(such as the effects of Gravity). But when it comes to the promomolocule that's where they let their imagination go wild.

It's science fiction done correctly, in my opinion.

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04 Jan 2020 20:08:10
it is an excellent show. Really enjoying season 4 so far

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10 Jan 2020 00:45:57
It's probably my favourite active TV show at the minunte, closely followed by Stranger Things(which might be returning this year instead of 2021 - HYPE!!).

{Ed001's Note - I quite enjoyed the first episode of The Witcher too. I love Stranger Things, the sooner that is back on screen the better.}

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06 Dec 2019 11:30:16
BBC War of the Worlds

Shocking, nothing like the book, don't bother.

{Ed001's Note - glad I am not the only one who thought it was awful. I can't think of a single redeeming feature of it. Not one part of it I would say was good.}

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06 Dec 2019 21:01:19
The only thing that made it interesting, is that it's set in the early 1900s. But they've gone about it all wrong.

There is no construction of the fighting machine for example. But to sum it up, it seemed like the director and writers just watched the 2005 Tom Cruise WotW, then put it in Woking in 1910.

My favourite movie is the 1953 version personally.

{Ed025's Note - im with you hsf..

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09 Dec 2019 16:18:56
I was looking forward to it and the first episode wasn't to bad but the rest of it is not worth watching. BBC put some decent shows out this year but this is one of the bad ones. Disappointing to say the least.

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03 Nov 2019 10:22:40
Anyone seen Watchmen yet? I am loving it so far but it is early days

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04 Nov 2019 19:34:31
On episode 2 just now, well filmed that's fer sure. Stylish show,

{Ed001's Note - I have seen the first two and it is extremely good so far. I just hope it maintains this level, or even, like The Boys did, get better as it goes along.}

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11 Oct 2019 22:22:26
Anyone thinking of watching El Camino. dont! Seriously absolutely shocking (I love breaking bad) but this was horrendous. Utterly pointless

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18 Oct 2019 13:03:31
What makes it so bad? I'm not bothered by spoilers so feel free to let loose.

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11 Oct 2019 14:30:23
Few good shows I have watched recently that I think are well worth:
The capture
The Boys

In no particular order.

I enjoyed all of them for various reasons.

Not everyone's cup of tea but The Flash, Arrow, Strikeback etc start again soon as well.

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04 Oct 2019 23:22:43
Hey folks,

Apologies if this is not the place for this question but I remember something being mentioned here sometime ago regarding this subject.

Does anyone know of any reliable, decent quality streaming services, predominantly for Sport (3pm premier league kick-offs), Champions League Games.

I recently took out a 6 month sub on a recommended provider but it's quality has seriously waned in recent times.

The cost of Sky Sports & BT Sport is getting beyond a joke, so any recs would be greatly received. Apologies again if asking this is inappropriate.

Thanks in advance.

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07 Oct 2019 06:07:31
Your best bet is to go to the boxing page and ask Championship Rounds for a streaming site. He apparently knows some very good ones.

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07 Oct 2019 11:35:00
Thanks hsf.

Will do 👍

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07 Aug 2019 12:18:36
Anyone else seen Pennyworth yet? It is the story of Alfred, Batman's butler, as a young man. So far it has been really good with some great details like the name of the local boozer and the streets it is on. Well worth a watch I think.

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12 Aug 2019 15:12:08
I've been keeping an eye out for when that was due out, didn't do a very good job though as I didn't see it had been released. I will have to give it a try, anything around the batman characters and I will give it a try. I'm looking forward to the joker movie too

{Ed001's Note - it's been good so far but early days as I have only seen the first 2 episodes.}

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31 Jul 2019 22:21:42
Anyone watched The Boys on Amazon. Interesting take on a superhero show. Worth a watch with some good characters.

{Ed001's Note - yeah really good show, I have read some of the comics. The one whose gf is killed in episode 1 was based on Simon Pegg in the comics and drawn to look like him.}

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31 Jul 2019 22:48:46
Ed, are you the same Ed001 on the arsenal page?

Did you get round to watching the defiant ones? Amazing story of rags to riches and what talent, hard work & a bit of luck can change your world. Jimmy lovine’s story is pretty special.

{Ed001's Note - the Ed's numbers stay the same on all the pages.

No I haven't got round to watching it yet. I will have to do that soon.}

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16 Aug 2019 11:11:23
watched first episode of "The boys" and it was not what I was expecting, really good though looking forward to the rest. Cleaver take that's for sure.

{Ed001's Note - it is a real shock to the system if you don't know the comics.}

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03 Sep 2019 08:01:11
Finished the first season now and what a great show, could not stop. Excellently done in my opinion.

{Ed001's Note - I agree, without giving anything away, what did you think of the ending?}

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05 Sep 2019 09:43:48
I'm not sure, good in a sense it's left us wanting more but not sure who the 'American' is. Loving the Russians though, always good to make things abit darker.

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05 Sep 2019 09:44:21
Lol. Replied to wrong thread. Sorry

{Ed001's Note - so glad you told me that, I was sat there all confused then!!}

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05 Sep 2019 09:59:52
Ending was good on the boys, wasn't expecting it at all. I do like Billy Buthcher.

{Ed001's Note - and me, hard not to like him. Actually all of 'the boys' are likeable characters.}

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05 Jul 2019 22:21:54
Stranger Things series 3 is officially out. Who's hyped?!

{Ed001's Note - I just watched the first episode, I am hyped! I had intended to go to sleep an hour ago but noticed it was out so watched one first....}

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05 Jul 2019 23:22:54
I would imagine quite a few peoples sleeping schedules may be turned upside down

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17 Jul 2019 09:24:34
Started watching it and really enjoying it, on the fourth episode on season two. The young lads are really good, Dustin just looked inside the dustbin lol.

{Ed001's Note - it is an excellent show mate.}

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23 Jul 2019 19:57:37
Just finished watching the whole series 3. Loved it. Steve and Dustins bromance is the best thing on TV right now, it's hilarious.

{Ed001's Note - I am gutted it has finished and we have to wait for season 4 now.}

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25 Jul 2019 02:58:55
Me too, The Expanse season 4 is coming in December, so that's something to look forward too. I just hope Stranger Things doesn't take another 2 year break between seasons.

{Ed001's Note - that's another show well worth watching. But December? That is so far away!}

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25 Jul 2019 16:24:43
Well, I guess you'll have to keep yourself busy with that post credits scene in the final episode?


If you didn't see it, there is a scene at the end of the final episode, where a group of Russians are holding people captive. They also have a Demagorgon, which they feed prisoners to. They're going to grab someone from a cell when one of the Russians says "Not the American!"

Are they referring to a much loved character who may or may not be dead?

{Ed001's Note - it has to be doesn't it?}

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25 Jul 2019 17:48:21
The only other possibility is that they've some how managed to get Elevens original captor Dr. Martin Brenner, which she calls "Papa".
There are a few rumours circulating that he's still alive and aiding the Russians against his will.

{Ed001's Note - that would be very disappointing.}

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03 Sep 2019 08:02:32
Gotta be who we think it is surly, what a top show. Love it.

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03 Jul 2019 17:36:24
Top 10 Comedies

This was so hard to do, so many I realised after putting the list together that I forgot, such as Phoenix Nights with Peter Kay and Black Books with Dylan Moran, both of which really should be in there, but I decided not to alter it, even though they would definitely have been in there if I had remembered them when choosing 10. The only reason I am leaving them out still is simply because I could not decide where to put them, though both would be somewhere in the top 5. And now I have just remembered Royle Family as well! My top 10 is a complete shambles I apologise as I have completely forgotten about nearly half of the 10 that should be in there.

10. Married...With Children

I was still at school when this was on TV, late night on ITV if I remember correctly, at a time when I was supposed to be sleeping as I had school the next day. Whether it was actually that good or if it just seemed funnier because I was not supposed to be watching it (or Sledgehammer, which I also remember loving at the time), it has stuck with me and I still immediately think of the show when I see one of the stars of it in something else.

9. Men Behaving Badly

Looking back, I have no idea why this was even worth a watch but it seemed to work. It looks really dated now but then you look at the Clarkson/Hammond/May Top Gears/Grand Tours and you realise it is still going strong, just in a slightly different format. The thing about it was, we probably all identified with it to a degree, either in terms of knowing people like that or being like it ourselves.

8. The IT Crowd

This was on TV here the other day and it still made me laugh, Moss and Roy are great characters. It was just spoilt by Noel Fielding's infrequent appearances, which are about as funny as having teeth extracted without anaesthetic. The rest of the show was funny though silly.

7. Barry

Dark and violent as it is at times, it can shift to funny in a split second. Even in the midst of a scene of carnage it can make you laugh, especially through Noho Hank, who is ridiculous but funny. It should not work but it does.

6. Peep Show

The only thing these two have done together which is funny, Mitchell and Webb I mean. Somehow this show works. It is odd how the losers always make for the funnier characters. And these two are massive losers in the show.

5. Only Fools And Horses

It seemed to go on forever but still manage to stay, mostly, funny. There were odd episodes that failed to live up to the level of the rest but overall it is deservedly seen as one of the funniest shows of all time. Who can forget Del Boy and Rodney emerging out of the fog dressed as Batman and Robin to come to the rescue? And how many times have you heard someone quote lines from the show?

4. Red Dwarf

Cheap, cheerful, silly but somehow funny. It should never have worked but somehow it did most of the time. Oh and it introduced the word smeg to the general population, something my uncle Paul said all the time, long before Red Dwarf was thought of.

3. Two Pints of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps

Coarse, crass but seemed funny at the time. I do wonder if it would still work now, but it was funny. A lot of these shows have probably dated horribly thinking about it.

2. The Inbetweeners

Obviously not the US remake, which was the least funny abomination in history, but the original British version, which somehow was hilarious. That rare thing in a comedy show of being genuinely laugh out loud funny at times, as well as making you cringe at the stupidity of the characters. There are not enough shows made that are proper comedy shows that do make you laugh.

1. Fawlty Towers

It is not exactly PC and you could never make something like it now, but it is quite simply brilliant. Unlike many other shows they stopped before they ran out of ideas and just ended up repeating the same gags over and over. The best thing about it is that it was based on a real hotel and owner, that John Cleese met with the Monty Python crew when they stayed in the hotel while filming. He was such a horrible employer that the cook planted a bomb when he left while they were staying there! And who can forget some of the immortal lines from the show? I am sure we have all said 'don't mention the war' at least once in our lives.

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04 Jul 2019 09:41:58
Do you remember Game on Ed ? had Samatha Janus in it when she was super hot !! Ben Chaplin played Matt in the first season of episodes and he couldn't leave the flat !! great show that.

{Ed001's Note - oh gosh yes. Another one I forgot. They changed Matt but the new guy was good as well in the end. Loved that show. Damn I am crap at these top 10s!!!}

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04 Jul 2019 12:13:32
Cheers for these lists ed! Shows how much the genre is struggling though with the majority of these being from 90's 00's.

Only fools is my personal favorite, mainly because i grew watching the repeats every Sunday. But I have never known a show that can make you change emotions so quickly, from genuine heartfelt moments, (where they were stuck in the lift) to laughing seconds later.

Two pints definitely won't age well. And would probably come across as incredibly sexist now!

And fawlty towers is just iconic, but i hope no one tries to replicate any of the above of reboot them. These should be left well alone!

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04 Jul 2019 15:05:38
So good Game on was. Both matt's were good, I think there was another called Coupling, bit like the English version of friends. Don't make em like they use to that's fer sure. Think Game on was on before Xfiles on a Thursday night lol. Showing my age now.

{Ed001's Note - I remember Coupling, much better than Friends, which was awful. Never understood the raving about that.}

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04 Jul 2019 16:29:05
I'm glad you put Red Dwarf in there, that was my favourite as a kid ^_^
No Only Fools and Horses or Blackadder?

{Ed001's Note - Only Fools is in there, but I did completely forget Blackadder. The whole list is a shambles!!}

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04 Jul 2019 16:36:46
Father Ted is missing too, very sad =[

The last one gets me every time :D

{Ed001's Note - I forgot about that too. Dammit. Pretty much the worst list ever as only about 2 of them should actually be in it if I remembered everything.}

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04 Jul 2019 21:22:06
Haha, I was writing up something about video games that revolutionised the industry, I got 3 game series down but went completely blank about any others, so I just cancelled it lol. And I can't believe I missed Only Fools and Horses from your list at #5.
Another one that you may remember is Brass Eye, the episode on the fake drug "Cake" and "Paedogeddon" had me rolling around laughing.
Gary Lineker is just ridiculously easy to get! LOL.

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05 Jul 2019 22:16:32
Open All Hours, Love Thy Neighbour, Dads Army, On The Buses, Bottom, 'Allo 'Allo, Poridge, The Young Ones, Last of the Summer Wine, One Foot in the Grave, Wallace and Gromit.

Damn Ed001, you might have to do this list again lol.

{Ed001's Note - can't stand any of them except Young Ones, which would probably make it.}

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05 Jul 2019 22:20:49
Really? I quite like them. Maybe it's a sentimental thing as I used to watch all those while I visited my Grandad before he passed.

{Ed001's Note - they were dreadful though mate.}

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28 Jun 2019 15:55:01
I know there was a thread about Batman on the movie pages but does anyone watch Gotham?

I feel I shouldn't enjoy it but Batman's villians are probably my favourite out of DC and Marvel. And showing there origins makes a pleasant change then them just being rehashed for every re-boot.
The Bruce Wayne in this has that harry potter vibe about him, one in which he is the main character and the `saviour` but always ends up being the one saved. To the point where you end up liking the supporting cast more.
The show is very well made and has plenty of links to it's source material.
Special mention for the actor who plays the Joker as he has managed to put his own twist on probably the most iconic villian in comic books. To a point where I would love to see them develop it on the big screen, but DC have messed that up with so many variations of the joker.

It's in to the last series, so if anyone needs a binge and is a fan of batman and it's surrounding characters. I'd recommend giving it a watch.

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15 Jun 2019 16:03:11
My Top 10 Current TV Shows

By current I am going for ones who had a season that ran at least as recently as 2018.

10. Doom Patrol

For those who know their comic books, they will already know the characters as they are from a DC Comics series. It is one of the maddest, but most fun, shows on TV. From the bad guy, Mr Nobody's narration to the stories they cover, the show is incredible and just surprises you each week. Pure, brilliant insanity with some of the best characters you could imagine. I really did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did, though I do have to warn you that some of the scenes once seen can never be unseen! Oh and it is not aimed at children, with lots of strong language.

9. Deadly Class

Another comic book adaptation, this one is about a class of teenagers being trained as assassins in a special school back in the 1980s. It is full of violence and there are some graphic scenes but it is more than just an action show. Anything with a main bad guy named 'F**kface' is worth a watch.

8. Daredevil

Yes another comic book, this time a Marvel one. A much better adaptation than the film that was made using the character. It is just a shame they keep ending it as they stopped after 2 seasons, then brought it back for one more but have finished it again. The series, though clearly over the top in its judgement of the capabilities of a blind man using clicks to 'see' like a dolphin, is actually based on something some blind people can genuinely do. There have been a number of proven instances of blind people who use a kind of sonar to navigate. Sadly I doubt anyone of them have used it to fight crime! Anyway, back to the show and it is dark and violent, without the humour of the other two so far, but excellent anyway.

7. Titans

I promise you there are some shows in this list that are not comic book adaptations, though it is beginning to feel like I am obsessed with comic book shows, even though I have not read any of the comics they are adapted from. This one revolves around Nightwing, Batman's Robin when he is grown up, and has some excellent fight scenes. Just a shame that, like Doom Patrol and Deadly Class, it has only had one season so far. I am eagerly looking forward to a second one! It also did include Doom Patrol in a couple of episodes.

6. The Punisher

Ties in very closely with Daredevil and surpasses it in my opinion. If the movies they made with this character had been anywhere near as good they would have spawned a long-running franchise for sure. It is brutal but excellent and you cannot help but empathise with Frank Castle. The shame is that, like Daredevil, it has been cancelled too. The lead excelled, though the actor's name escapes me, and brought it all to life.

5. Barry

See I told you there were some non-comic book TV shows in the list! Barry is funny but dark and violent. Noho Hank is one of the best characters of all time and it goes swiftly from making you laugh to shocking you to pulling on your heartstrings and then back to making you laugh all within moments. I was not expecting to like it but I really do love this show. And it is so good to have 'The Fonz' back on TV as one of the main supporting cast members. Henry Winkler is really good in it.

4. Cobra Kai

This show is genius! Whoever pulled this all together has managed something brilliant. It is one thing to pick up the story from Karate Kid all these years later, but a completely different one to bring back all, and I do mean all, the same actors to pick up where they left off. It is not just a nostalgia-fest though, it is a genuinely good show in its own right with Jonny being the focus, rather than the bad guy. Your whole view of the original films changes when you start to see things from Jonny's viewpoint.

3. Stranger Things

This is just a fantastic TV show, which matches nostalgia for the 80s with a great story and some excellent acting. It is one of the first times I have seen a TV show starring kids that can actually act and they have developed their characters really well, especially the bromance between Steve and Dustin. With season 3 due out soon, if you have not yet seen this show I highly recommend sitting down and binge watching the first two seasons.

2. The Expanse

Just an outstanding TV show, it has turned science fiction into art while not neglecting to tell a story really well. The characters are excellent, with some great interactions between them, to make it feel more real than you would expect of such a show. The tensions between the three distinct groups of humans makes sense and the effects are amazing. Syfy must be mad to let this show go and Amazon have picked up a winner.

1. Warrior

I love martial arts films and this show, based on a story by Bruce Lee, is as good as the best of them. It is reminiscent of a cross between Peaky Blinders and Enter The Dragon, with a little bit of Western sprinkled in. Some great characters make it even better. Just have to say 10 shows so far is not enough!

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16 Jun 2019 12:00:44
Nice list, I don't watch that many TV shows, I find the ones I pick tend to get cancelled lol.

That's my only worry for the expense. The first 3 seasons were on the SyFy channel and didn't get watched by too many people, so I'm not sure it will pull the numbers in through Amazon.

Have you watched the HBO miniseries Chernobyl? Only 5 episodes but very good.

{Ed001's Note - I haven't seen Chernobyl yet, it doesn't really appeal to me to be honest.}

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16 Jun 2019 12:52:53
I think the punished actor you were looking for was Jon bernthal, he was in the walking dead as well. And if you haven't seen it another show you may like is umbrella academy. It's good fun and is of course like most things now a days based off a comic boon seires. Also for anyone with sky all the episodes of warrior will be available to watch from the 25th of June I believe. I will certainly be giving it a go

{Ed001's Note - that's him! And I have seen Umbrella Academy, very good but just not quite as good as the others I felt.}

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16 Jun 2019 13:03:53
I agree, I prefer the marvel a and dc shows a but more also, I think umbrella academy is more quirky and fun then anything else. It's a shame that the Disney streaming service and the streaming "wars" has taken the likes of daredevil and punisher away although I feel the final seasons did at least tie up their stories well and didn't leave us on a cliffhanger. Lucifer is also a delightful show, no as good in objective quality I suppose but just very charming

{Ed001's Note - I like Lucifer too, another that just missed the cut, mainly because the latest season did not quite live up to the previous ones.

Not all the DC ones are good - Supergirl, Flash and Arrow are rubbish. Just really poorly done like an old comic book kids show. I do like Legends of Tomorrow now it has moved on its own path and become a genuinely good comedy. First few seasons were poor, but now it is just good fun and one of the better comedy shows around.}

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16 Jun 2019 13:53:36
Yeah I was thinking more on the line of streaming services then network television, especially when it comes to the cw, the 22 episode long format is just too long to sustain quality over multiple seasons which is why all the dc shows have declined in quantity in my view. The first two season of flash and arrow were really good I found but then came the inevitable decline. As you say legends is the only one that has actually seen an increase in quality over its time on the air. I certainly won't be sinking any time into the new batwoman show which looks more of the same.

And of course if you're bored and there's nothing to watch just put on highlights from the European cup this, that's what i do. In fact the redmen tv on YouTube made a documentary style recap of the whole run in the European cup for Liverpool so i watched that the other day and it was really well done. Showing their vlogs from matchdays and reactions to last year final all the way to the parade

{Ed001's Note - there is always stuff to watch, if I need something to watch I just watch footage of players for profiles.}

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14 Jun 2019 15:48:22
Anyone been watching the HBO miniseries Chernobyl?
I'm currently on episode 2 and it's very good so far. Mainly British actors and it's all in English, so there is no language barrier.

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10 Jun 2019 18:33:29
I have finally been catching up on The Expanse and I have to wonder why SyFy cancelled it? Best sci-fi show on TV by a long way

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12 Jun 2019 16:53:38
It's because SyFy is a shocking channel that gets hardly any views. Now that it's been picked up by Amazon it should get the views it deserves.

I personally really enjoy it. The ending to Season 3 was really good and I'm looking forward to Season 4.

{Ed001's Note - it has been picked up by Amazon? That's great news, as it is a really good show.}

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12 Jun 2019 17:05:10
Season 4 comes out this year Ed.

{Ed001's Note - that is great news cheers. I am still waiting on the 3rd season of Stranger Things, which seems to be taking forever.}

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12 Jun 2019 18:28:48
July 4th Season 3 for Stranger Things airs. If my memory serves me correctly.

{Ed001's Note - it feels like years since the last season.}

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12 Jun 2019 18:59:51
I know right? It's such a good show. They definitely picked the right cast members especially Winona Ryder, she's unbelievable in it.

{Ed001's Note - it manages to be the rare show where kids can actually act.}

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27 May 2019 20:29:06
Anyone else looking forward to Good Omens?

{Ed001's Note - I have never heard of it.}

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27 May 2019 22:53:10
1990 book written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Its a take on The Omen, son of the devil starting the apocalypse, plenty of satire. Wont say too much on the plot for spoilers. Good cast. Michael Sheen and David Tennant amongst others. 6 parts on Amazon prime. On bbc2 nearer Christmas.

{Ed001's Note - oh no can't stand either author's work. I tried that American Gods and it started off promising but disappeared up its own backside after a while. Beautiful cinematography but the show was just awful. And I have never liked anything by Pratchett. I will give it a miss I think.}

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10 Jun 2019 18:32:36
I actually did end up watching it. It was ok actually, enjoyable enough but very Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.

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22 May 2019 16:18:01
So our watch is over! Be interested to hear peoples thoughts on the last episode and the series as a whole. Be warned SPOILERS are below!

I again, loved the episode, this was why we watch game of thrones.

The scenes with Tyrion at the beginning were brilliant, not just visually but for the character. There was so little dialogue but because dinklage has built his character so well you understood what was going through his mind.

The battle cry from Dany was the final point on her dissent into madness, although at first I did wonder how they understood her, it was still wonderfully done. And the shot with the dragon behind was again a lovely shot.

Then Tyrion's dialogue with Jon summed up that the power isn't with the king or queen, but those individuals from behind the glamour. I did think his character was long gone after throwing away the pin.

Then the moment, although I kind of wished that was our ep 5 ended as a week of who's dead, would of been fun.

The scene with the new council was cleverly done, bran was a left field option but just glad he was of use in the end. Although, he must be a bit power hungry, he could see all the devastation happen just to let him become king!

Sam's little nod to democracy was one of my favourite lines.

Also anyone that cares about the bottles being seen, 1 how have you noticed them? And 2 sorry that the dragons and the zombies weren't enough of a clue this wasn't real. They had huge costumes on in baking heat and I cared about the story more then a few minor mishaps.

The ending was surprisingly tied up in a little bow, not what I was expecting from GOT. But the more I think about it it works.

As for the series, it was rushed, but I think they intended it to be. If we had a few filler episodes people would complain and you can't please everyone. Overall I've loved game of thrones and look forward to the spin offs.

Edit: apologies written this on my phone so apologies if it doesn't read correctly.

Also, ed001 regarding the sponsors on the right side of the page, is it worth putting the other pages up in the short term to try and drive additional traffic to them? i.e the movie/f1 pages? But like halfway down the boxes so it doesn't discourage future sponsors?

{Ed001's Note - it is not as simple as that to just put up things on the sponsors boxes but yes that is actually not a bad idea, I will speak to Ed033 about it now.}

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23 May 2019 22:00:04
I think the key word is rushed, but I think if people were told after season 3 characters would get these ending then th eh would of probably of been pleased, including the mad queen twist which is something I thought they would do even if it was executed terribly. I think it's was the way we got there and the finer details as oppose to the actual ending that has disappointed people, and I too think it was all little rushed and in general the show went from a complex character and plot to extremely basic and simple and somewhat check listy

None the less the episodes cannot be faulted for production quality, cinematography, music, acting, production value. I do agree complaining about the cups and things seems a strange one to pick up on, especially as they are very hard to spot and not exacly turning up every where. However I don't really agree with the idea that that because there are fictional elements this means it doesn't matter if anything it matters more as a show creates its own reality and if its set in a fantasy world or the past and modern day things kept Turning up it would be distracting I think. However this isn't the case it was one Starbucks cup I couldn't even make out and those waters bottles were half visible behind a chair, don't know how anyone saw those

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27 May 2019 10:07:37
It ended mostly as I expected. Arya went off to do her own thing, she's not the marrying and settling down type. Sansa got what she wanted, Winterfell and Northern independence although I wonder who she'll marry to create the next generation of Starks. Jon went back to where he was happiest. As you say Bran was left field but there wasn't anyone else left. Dany had been built up since early on. But it was rushed. I feel the previous series should've been 10 episodes instead of 7 to properly build it up more then come into the last series with them all feature length to give more time to show the effects of things.

O well its done. Onto the spin offs.

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16 May 2019 17:58:13
Just stumbled on this and the Movie chat. Oh man. I thought I couldn't love this site anymore!!

In my opinion, I was dissapointed in Game of Thrones before episode 5. I had built it up so much in my head and episode 4 was a massive drop off in quality. However, Episode was Game Of Thrones back to its very best!


For 8 seasons it has been built up. I didn't think it would go down that route but now it makes sense, and I love it! Dany is the Mad Queen!! I thought the cinematography was insane and the actions was non stop. My jaw was on the floor the whole time.

Big welll done to the cast. So well acted. So excited to see what is in store for the finale.

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16 May 2019 21:02:36
Glad someone else enjoyed it, I’m sick of seeing people moaning about it. 500,000 signing a petition because it’s not what they wanted? They should go and watch peppa pig!

Completely accept people may not like the final series as it is going at a rapid rate but to ask for it to be re-written, is just a joke imo.

Sorry cm94 just ranted on the back of your post!

The battle between the mountain and the hound plus Qyburns death was my personal highlight of the episode.

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17 May 2019 10:41:12
I agree thus petition nonsense is incredibly stupid, the same thing happened with the last Jedi if I remember correctly, which I very much liked parts and was indifferent about other similar it this season of thrones but these seriously I thought petitions were supposed to be for worthwhile causes and to shine a light on actual issues.

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17 May 2019 16:12:45
Exactly Wyred! For the most part this season has been great and episode 5 was the pinnacle. Brilliant.

I also agree with you on the rapid rate of this season. They definitely could have made the Battle with the White Walkers 2 episodes at least. The Battle of Winterfell was epic but at the same time the threat of the Night King and co. was wiped out in 1 hour and a half! There was so much material there that D+D missed out on. But episode 5 was redemption. Stunning.

The petition is stupid as you say DS. The show is not even finished and people are judging it massively.

I believe the season finale is going to be epic. Can not wait.

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14 May 2019 20:21:46
I can't believe I've waited 8 years for the game of thrones finale and they've managed to make it this awful. What a waste of so many hours.

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15 May 2019 12:08:16
SPOILER WARNING, although if you haven't watched it yet, get a wiggle on!

I think I am in the minority who enjoyed the recent episode,
Varys got caught being Varys and earned a memorable death (there is definitely more to this too, Varys was being quick because he had to be. I think Tryrion got a warning from Bran in epsiode 2 about how crazy dany was and passed this info on)
Dany went full mad queen which has been teased for a few series
Jon no longer knows what to do

Genuinely wasn't sure if Arya would survive at one point
Cersei's death was good although I get why people are annoyed with it.
Qyburn's death was brilliant.
Euron got what was coming to him
And we got the fight between the hound and the mountain.
GOT is like no other series, some characters arcs get completed while others die before their time.

Would I have done a few things differently, definitely. I would of had Cersei getting killed rather then being led down a dark alley. And probably had a bit more politics thrown into the series with a few additional episodes.
But this was never going to please everyone, when these things have such huge fandoms the fans tend to create better story lines then the writers.

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15 May 2019 21:40:53
Yeah as much as I feel the last couple of seasons have felt very fast and rushed, and this season the most victim to that and certain big moments haven't felt right to me or gone how I think they should go from an organic and logical story point I would go as far to say I hate this season but feel indifferent at times

As for the final season 'ruining it' I don't agree with that as it doesn't take away the great viewing experience I've had along the way. As Tony stark said "part of the journey is the end" and I would add that no matter when the end comes we will always have that journey

It's like saying just because you don't win the title at the end of the season there was no point

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16 May 2019 21:08:17
They have definitely rushed the final series, and could of easily made it to ten episodes, but I think the last episode will tie up a lot.

GOT has been brilliant and is definitely something that will be high up in tv history.

I’d also say it’s felt quick compared to the first seasons as they could be slow and build up characters etc, now we know the end is near (at least for this story) it will feel like it’s motoring to the end.

I just hope we see a few missing characters in the final episode like yara and I hope bran is the way he is for a reason and doesn’t just plateau. If he does he will surely go down as one of the more disappointing characters.

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