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3 hours ago, MikeO said:

The book would be my "Mastermind" specialist subject. We had a copy on the bookshelf at home when I was a kid and I picked it up at 12/13 and started reading it, my dad said something like, "good luck I only got a few chapters in and gave it up" so I was determined to finish it. Read it again and again over the years.

Man of taste:)!

My stepdad had it on the bookshelf, I must have been 19 or 20 I think when I read it. It blew my mind but strangely never have read it again. Not that I read anything anymore. If anyone in their profession is a genius this guy who wrote it has a mind of his own. Clooney has died off with his work over the years. The man who stared at goats was painful 

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21 hours ago, MikeO said:

Wish I hadn't, first ten minutes of episode one and so much is wrong already. Going to bed sulking.

 

21 hours ago, Palfy said:

I knew it, goodnight mate. 

Sat through the whole first episode tonight, painful to watch; small details inexplicably changed and it really has nothing of the essence of the book at all. I'll probably watch the rest of it like you can't help but not look at a car crash on the other side of the motorway.

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After a 15 year wait for the opportunity, Tool. Live. :yay: 

Edit. It’s being played at an ice hockey venue and it’s fucking humid and hot as fuck :lol: 

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4 hours ago, Matt said:

After a 15 year wait for the opportunity, Tool. Live. :yay: 

Edit. It’s being played at an ice hockey venue and it’s fucking humid and hot as fuck :lol: 

Utterly breathtaking, even up in the seats. A light show Floyd would be proud of, and three tracks that, if they are from the new album, has me even more excited for it. Again, Floyd-esq with the build up and structure but classic Tool riffs and sound. Physically and mentally exhausted but can’t stop laughing!

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7 minutes ago, Palfy said:

Watching the Killers live set at Glastonbury, wish I was there with some cold beers 🍺🍺🍺🍺

But then you'd have to use the portaloos *shudders*. Done a few festivals over the years (in the past) but never Glasto even though I lived close to it for many years, just a couple of miles for a short while. Always makes me laugh that they call it "Glastonbury" when in fact Pilton is seven miles distant and the nearest town by far is Shepton Mallett (very historic prison there but that aside it's known locally as "shit 'n smellit" because it's a bit of an armpit); "Glastonbury" has a bit of a better ring to it though so understandable they use it as their moniker:lol:.

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17 minutes ago, Palfy said:

Great sound track obviously, but really not my sort of film, but I’m sure the handbag would love 💕 it maybe she could go with our girls mum and sisters 😀

I'd quite like to see it but the other half isn't interested, give me your Mrs mobile number and we'll go together (it'll have to be a Tuesday or a Wednesday so we can use my meerkat movies two for one mind).

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57 minutes ago, MikeO said:

I'd quite like to see it but the other half isn't interested, give me your Mrs mobile number and we'll go together (it'll have to be a Tuesday or a Wednesday so we can use my meerkat movies two for one mind).

😂😂😂 your a brave man😂

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Designated Survivor on Netflix, got through most of series one now and it's decent; nothing brilliant but good enough to keep watching ('specially the Maggie Q character). Looking at imdb reviews though it seems that ABC dropped it after two series and Netflix picked it up for a third and have made it more "adult" (and left wing) which many 'mericans aren't happy about; I shall watch on and judge for myself:).

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4 hours ago, MikeO said:

Designated Survivor on Netflix, got through most of series one now and it's decent; nothing brilliant but good enough to keep watching ('specially the Maggie Q character). Looking at imdb reviews though it seems that ABC dropped it after two series and Netflix picked it up for a third and have made it more "adult" (and left wing) which many 'mericans aren't happy about; I shall watch on and judge for myself:).

THe first season was really good. The second season was, decent I guess.  Haven't looked into the third. But, Netflix and Amazon are producing better TV that the US networks right now, IMO.

I'm almost through the first series of Line of Duty, enjoying that a good bit. 

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Not currently watching but an old anime has just popped up on Netflix, AnoHana. Characters have a John Hughes vibe with the characters well bonded and little funny moments. Story wise it will have you in tears, very melancholy.

https://m.imdb.com/review/rw2942256/?ref_=tt_urv

Will rewatch the above once I finish the OA which has been okay so far. Decent enough story but think it would have been better as a suspenseful film. 

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Finished (finally) s2 of Discovery. Absolutely beautiful (visually) show but they dragged things on too much. Could’ve done with making 1 episode less and focusing the story more but enjoyed it overall

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10 hours ago, Finn balor said:

Just started breaking bad. Hooked after the pilot 😂

I’m so jealous that you get to experience that show without knowing what’s in store. 

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7 minutes ago, Finn balor said:

I’m getting into breaking bad big time. Is it me or his Walters brother in law the best thing in this ?

He's good in Under the Dome too. The son who has cerebral palsy is really good too. Jesse steals the show for me. 

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10 hours ago, Finn balor said:

I’m getting into breaking bad big time. Is it me or his Walters brother in law the best thing in this ?

Hank is a fantastic character, but not my favourite. I won’t tell you who until you’ve finished though ;) 

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4 minutes ago, Finn balor said:

Saul is the man 😂

Mike for me, in BB and even more so in BCS.

The female leads in BB are the weak points for me, which is why I rate BCS marginally better.

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Only started watching Star Trek properly the past two years. Thought the first one was great and the second was excellent to the point I didn't wanna move onto the third as I knew it wouldn't be as good. Any how just started deep space 9, three eps in and I'm struggling to see how they have stretched it out for 6 seasons if it's just on a base (rather than trekking! Can imagine the fans kicking off over that at the time). Feels white washed in comparison to the older ones too with the only ethnic minority character being the captain, although there is a stronger female presence with Kira and Dax, the latter who used to be a man so the diversity values are still there 🙂. Last point, thank fuck for Netflix and their auto skip function as this show has one of the worst theme tunes ever! 

Little review is 30 years late but if anyone is like me and not bothered to watch Star Trek yet give the first two series ago, or at least the second one, Next Generation. Even if you don't like space stuff it's worth it alone for Picard, Data, Warf and Dianna which must be one of the best castings in a show ever. 

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11 hours ago, pete0 said:

Only started watching Star Trek properly the past two years. Thought the first one was great and the second was excellent to the point I didn't wanna move onto the third as I knew it wouldn't be as good. Any how just started deep space 9, three eps in and I'm struggling to see how they have stretched it out for 6 seasons if it's just on a base (rather than trekking! Can imagine the fans kicking off over that at the time). Feels white washed in comparison to the older ones too with the only ethnic minority character being the captain, although there is a stronger female presence with Kira and Dax, the latter who used to be a man so the diversity values are still there 🙂. Last point, thank fuck for Netflix and their auto skip function as this show has one of the worst theme tunes ever! 

Little review is 30 years late but if anyone is like me and not bothered to watch Star Trek yet give the first two series ago, or at least the second one, Next Generation. Even if you don't like space stuff it's worth it alone for Picard, Data, Warf and Dianna which must be one of the best castings in a show ever. 

I enjoyed DS9 and don't remember a lot of negativity about it when it came out, but then that was pre mass internet so much less space (<accidental pun) to express an opinion. Enjoyed Voyager as well, and the whole premise of that meant that they hag to be "trekking" all the time; won't explain why but it becomes apparent in the first episode or two. It actually ran in parallel to DS9 for a few years.

After that there's Enterprise, which was an attempt at a "prequel" to all of the others covering the first years of alien interaction; decent idea but turned out to be total garbage imo, and I only watched 2/3 episodes before giving up.

 

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11 minutes ago, MikeO said:

I enjoyed DS9 and don't remember a lot of negativity about it when it came out, but then that was pre mass internet so much less space (<accidental pun) to express an opinion. Enjoyed Voyager as well, and the whole premise of that meant that they hag to be "trekking" all the time; won't explain why but it becomes apparent in the first episode or two. It actually ran in parallel to DS9 for a few years.

After that there's Enterprise, which was an attempt at a "prequel" to all of the others covering the first years of alien interaction; decent idea but turned out to be total garbage imo, and I only watched 2/3 episodes before giving up.

 

It was your post the other day that got me to start watching it again as I don't know half the characters in the new Picard film so thought I best catch up. 

Good to know you enjoyed it and the trekking isn't an issue. So far it's okay, not keen on the captain and his son, but the rest of the cast seem good. Cheers for the heads up about the crossover, will watch Voyager parallel once I get to that point. 

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1 hour ago, pete0 said:

It was your post the other day that got me to start watching it again as I don't know half the characters in the new Picard film so thought I best catch up. 

Good to know you enjoyed it and the trekking isn't an issue. So far it's okay, not keen on the captain and his son, but the rest of the cast seem good. Cheers for the heads up about the crossover, will watch Voyager parallel once I get to that point. 

I don't think it's absolutely necessary to watch the two together, there's no direct connection, it's just that the producers (leaving out spoilers)..

"...devised the series to chronologically overlap with Deep Space Nine and to continue themes—namely the..[deleted]...which had been introduced in The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine."

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3 minutes ago, MikeO said:

I don't think it's absolutely necessary to watch the two together, there's no direct connection, it's just that the producers (leaving out spoilers)..

"...devised the series to chronologically overlap with Deep Space Nine and to continue themes—namely the..[deleted]...which had been introduced in The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine."

Thanks Mike. That's good saves having to flick between, was worried it might be like super girl and flash. I was a little confused with the first ep of deep space as it had the borg/Picard. 

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10 minutes ago, Sibdane said:

Thinking about starting The Wire.

Any good?

easily in my top 5 shows all time.  just know it is slightly dated since it was early 00's so very early cell phone use (ie no iphones and smart phones).  other than that it's fucking amazing.  i watched it a few times front to back.

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35 minutes ago, Finn balor said:

Idris Elba’s first real role. Nobody knew he was English 😂

too true.  i saw him on a talk show and thought he must be putting one on with that silly english accent.  googled it and my mouth dropped.  the dude's american accent was perfect

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On 03/08/2019 at 09:14, Matt said:

Taking the missus to see the real Moulin Rouge tonight, we’re in Paris for our 9th anniversary so thought it’d be rude not to :) 

Hope you had a great night Matt. Just been to the cinema to watch Hobbs and Shaw the fast and furious spin off. It’s such a good film. A real enjoyable action film with loads of laughs and some surprising cameos. Elba’s character could be a spin off of a spin off. They boy loved it aswell 

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1 hour ago, Finn balor said:

Half way through breaking bad. I love it but this “fly” episode is really bad struggling to get through it 

Feel for you, was big error for me, extremely annoying episode. No clue as to who thought it'd be a good idea.

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Just now, Finn balor said:
48 minutes ago, MikeO said:

Feel for you, was big error for me, extremely annoying episode. No clue as to who thought it'd be a good idea.

It just felt like it didn’t belong? The sopranos pine episode deviated a little and was a classic. I really like the old hit man though he’s a class character 

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1 hour ago, MikeO said:

Feel for you, was big error for me, extremely annoying episode. No clue as to who thought it'd be a good idea.

I loved it. 

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Just finished season one of deep space nine. Many episodes are tiresome and I found the first half to be very antisemitic, never noticed the ferengi were a Jewish trope before and there was one of two eps that made me uncomfortable in the first half before they humanised the Ferengi (I know MikeO wouldn't stand for such a stereotype, so Googled it and apparently it was on purpose, star trek made the ferengi unlikeable on purpose at the start of ds9 and then humanised them to combat antisemitism). Overall season one is underwhelming but I was absolutely blown away by ep 18, one of the best episodes of TV I've ever watched. 

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11 hours ago, pete0 said:

Just finished season one of deep space nine. Many episodes are tiresome and I found the first half to be very antisemitic, never noticed the ferengi were a Jewish trope before and there was one of two eps that made me uncomfortable in the first half before they humanised the Ferengi (I know MikeO wouldn't stand for such a stereotype, so Googled it and apparently it was on purpose, star trek made the ferengi unlikeable on purpose at the start of ds9 and then humanised them to combat antisemitism). Overall season one is underwhelming but I was absolutely blown away by ep 18, one of the best episodes of TV I've ever watched. 

DS9 just gets better and better. I didnt want it to end. 

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