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Saw Suicide Squad yesterday, I didn't mind it. Entertained without thrilling.

 

You can really tell where there's been studio meddling though, which is annoying.

 

The 'big bad(s)' were f*cking awful, genuinely terrible.

 

There could have been a much better, more personal threat to the squad, which I think would have worked better. The importance of 'children' in the film and to the squad was quite pronounced so the threat should have been less 'generic' (a big bad, who creates machine to destroy the world (just like in Superman and BvS - Both DC movies)). A school trip to Arkham Asylum gone wrong, could have been brilliant. The likes of Victor Zsasz holding kids hostage, whilst blackmailing guards to release prisoners would have been a more grounded threat that would have worked much better IMO. It gives the squad a genuine reason to save these kids (personal conflicts) and actually become the 'good' guys. A trick missed for sure.

I worry about you sometimes...

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BBC Has Lost The Rights To The Great British BakeOff And Now My Wednesdays Have Been Ruined Exceedingly.

 

this show just became available in america via netflix or amazon prime and my wife really enjoys it. we have similar shows over here in that vein the "top chef", "masterchef with gordon (my arsehole smells like roses) ramsay", and "the taste". the taste was my favorite because it was blind tastings by the judges so there was no TV preference/producer preference to who won.

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this show just became available in america via netflix or amazon prime and my wife really enjoys it. we have similar shows over here in that vein the "top chef", "masterchef with gordon (my arsehole smells like roses) ramsay", and "the taste". the taste was my favorite because it was blind tastings by the judges so there was no TV preference/producer preference to who won.

 

Wife watches Masterchef from everywhere (NZ, Oz, US & god knows where else).

 

The Australian one is truly awful, more of a gameshow (all living together like Big Brother) than a cooking competition and I think that's the model most countries have followed.

 

The UK one I like, infinitely better.

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Wife watches Masterchef from everywhere (NZ, Oz, US & god knows where else).

 

The Australian one is truly awful, more of a gameshow (all living together like Big Brother) than a cooking competition and I think that's the model most countries have followed.

 

The UK one I like, infinitely better.

 

maybe we get the UK one then. When i watched it there was Ramsay and 2 americans (one chef, one bald guy who owned restaurants Joe something). Same one as UK?

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maybe we get the UK one then. When i watched it there was Ramsay and 2 americans (one chef, one bald guy who owned restaurants Joe something). Same one as UK?

 

No, Ramsay doesn't do ours, he's doing the American one (first one ever I think). Ours has been going for donkey's years; original ran 1990 to 2001 but was a very different format; was restarted again in 2005 fronted by John Torode and Gregg Wallace who still present it now.

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Well written article for the most part, though I've never watched the programme myself.

 

But, "(In past years, Channel 4 snapped up BBC shows The Naked Chef and Top Gear.)" is totally not true.

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I just watched the first episode of Westworld after hearing rave reviews on the radio about it; HBO's new series that apparently got more viewers than GOT for its first episode in the US on Sunday. Boring, gave up after half an hour....and I loved the 1973 film it's based on.

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I just watched the first episode of Westworld after hearing rave reviews on the radio about it; HBO's new series that apparently got more viewers than GOT for its first episode in the US on Sunday. Boring, gave up after half an hour....and I loved the 1973 film it's based on.

I'll be watching it tonight, so that's put a dampener on it!

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I'll be watching it tonight, so that's put a dampener on it!

 

Everyone else on the radio was saying it's brilliant, 5live TV critic saying it's the best first episode of anything he's seen in years, so don't let me put you off :lol:.

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Trailers look fantastic. Mike, you did say your taste buds weren't working so give it another go :P

 

Maybe, can't see it though (nobody will read this yet because they'll be ten minutes into watching :lol:).

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I quite like it... didn't think I would but I'll give it a few episodes at least.

 

The funniest thing on TV is on Dave now - Taskmaster - I love it!

 

I refuse to watch anything on a channel called Dave. Whose idea was that?

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Luke Cage (Obviously).

 

Started off slow (not AS slow as Jessica Jones) but things are picking up. I love the diversity of the show, its VERY different to all the other Marvel entities (Not like most of the other star spangled avenger films).

 

Good so far.

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Luke Cage (Obviously).

 

Started off slow (not AS slow as Jessica Jones) but things are picking up. I love the diversity of the show, its VERY different to all the other Marvel entities (Not like most of the other star spangled avenger films).

 

Good so far.

 

I'll be giving that a go soon. I didn't think much if JJ tbh, it was mostly boring. Tennent was the best character so season 2 might be even worse. I'll give it the first couple episodes of season 2 but I can see me dropping it.

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I'll be giving that a go soon. I didn't think much if JJ tbh, it was mostly boring. Tennent was the best character so season 2 might be even worse. I'll give it the first couple episodes of season 2 but I can see me dropping it.

 

I'll be honest, JJ started well....it just didn't go anywhere. You're right about Tennent, he was brilliant. Cage has a bit more nouce about it. Been good. Give it 3 episodes, if you're not in by then, you won't be.

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I just watched the first episode of Westworld after hearing rave reviews on the radio about it; HBO's new series that apparently got more viewers than GOT for its first episode in the US on Sunday. Boring, gave up after half an hour....and I loved the 1973 film it's based on.

I'm struggling to finish it. Only highlight for me so far is the part were the guys neck gets blasted.

Ex Machina is a great AI film if you like the genre. Will hopefully help you forget this rubbish.

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I liked the meta joke when Cottonmouth asked what could do they do to someone with unbreakable skin, only to be bombarded with a way of effectively killing him (drown him, poison him, burn him).


I'm up to the same point as you.


I watched Anthropoid last night at the cinema, I can recommend it although the foreign accents put on by English speaking actors feels a bit Allo Allo at times. It was about a Czechoslovak plot to kill an SS officer in Prague.

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Not watching it but just noticed on the iplayer that "Josh" has a second series. Really?

 

I saw brief bits of the first series in disbelief that such crap could be described as comedy, I've had more laughs at the dentist.

 

Appreciate I'm not the target audience but neither was I for (eg) The IT Crowd which I thought was brilliant.

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Can't remember if i've mentioned it already, been a long few days.

 

I sat through and watched Singing in the rain the other week. Wow. What a film.

 

In my nativity I've ignored a lot of "early" films because i'm a dick. I thought they'd be too old hat and bland....how wrong was I. Maybe it's an age thing, maybe it's becoming a dad but I genuinely enjoyed it and some of it was hilarious. The humour, I expected to be cheesy (some can be) but some of it was on point. It was great. I thought Donald O'Connor was the best bit about it though, his 'Make 'em laugh' scene is spectacular.

 

And for those who don't want to watch the entire film (I do recommend doing so), here's the scene in question.

 

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