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    Dentarthurdent @dentarthurdent

    @janetteb   I’ve got Good Omens 1 sitting on top of my pile of DVDs-to-rewatch (when i finish with the extras of the Dr Who movie).   Prompted by recently watching ‘Neverwhere’, (the book of which arrived in the mail today), followed by the movie of Stardust.   So I’m having a sort of Neil Gaiman mini-season at the moment.

    Rule1 @rule1


    hello every one I have just watched all of good omens series 1&2 and the new transformers movie (spent a bit of time watching all the other movies before), it has been brilliant, just wondered if any one else has watched the new series and transformers?

    best wishes


    nerys @nerys

    Hello, all! I see that Unforgotten is set to air a new season on PBS starting tomorrow. I’d read that they were committed to a new season, but wondered how they would pull it off sans Nicola Walker. Now I get to find out!

    Shepherd @shepherd

    Good Omens was a great adaptation of the book. The acting was wonderful and the storyline was funny and unique. Sadly, too many times, the sequel does not reach the level of the original. Good Omens 2 has scenes that drag out slowing down the action. Unlike the first where David Tennant and Michael Sheen performed like a season comedy team, their interaction in 2 looked and sounded forced. All of Season 2 writing and acting, seem forced. As if they were trying too hard to use the show to push something else.

    I am a big Disc World, Sir. Terry Pratchett, and David Tennant fan. I was so looking forward to season 2. After watching it I read several reviews hoping I had missed something. It turns out that many of the reviewers were working hard to convince themselves that there is some great meaning or social insight to season 2. It turn out to be cheesy, forced, and too full of stereotypes.

    I will watch season 3 in the hope that the mistakes of season 2 will be corrected.

    nerys @nerys

    We’re halfway through Season 5 of Unforgotten, and I’m finding it every bit as engaging as the previous four. I was afraid they would be heavy-handed with the interpersonal conflict in the void left by Cassie’s death, and the introduction of a new DCI, but I think they are handling it deftly. Conflict would be expected on many levels, given the circumstances, but they’re not making it melodramatic. Exceptional acting by the entire cast, and it’s good to see the other regular cast members getting more screen time now. It feels more like an ensemble cast, which I think it was meant to be until Cassie’s storyline took over.

    Somehow I missed the news that Nicola Walker is in another series, Annika (also on PBS). We’ve been fans of hers since Touching Evil, so we’ll have to check this out.

    winston @winston

    @nerys  I have watched the 1st series of Annika and I really enjoyed it. I am waiting for the 2nd series from the library. It has great acting and writing and the beautiful scenery sometimes steals the show( for me at least). I think you will like it if you like Nicola Walker because she is very good in this.

    stay safe

    nerys @nerys

    @winston Thanks for the thumbs-up. We just started watching the third season of Breeders … not realizing that the fourth season is also available. So we’ve got some catching up to do. After that, we may start with Annika. I think you’re right, and I will like it.

    (Post-tropical storm Lee was not as bad here as I’d feared. We had storm surge, but not devastating, thank goodness. And the wind and rain turned out not to be as severe as we were warned it might be. The damage from this massive storm actually turned out to be far worse northeast of us. So we lucked out. But others in our province did not.)

    janetteB @janetteb

    @nerys. First fires then storms. Mother nature is not being kind to Canada at the moment. It seems that this year we are really beginning to see just how pissed nature is though humanity has a frightening capacity to forget a crisis very quickly. I think it takes a couple of days from memory. My S/O did some research on that when he was working.

    Anyway glad to hear that you were not overly battered by the storm. Lets hope that your part of the world gets a break now to recover.

    We have not been watching any tv of late. The S/O is lost in a computer game which gives me time to catch up on my own work. We are looking forward to watching Ashoka now and last night I finally watched the trailer for the upcoming Dr Who specials and they look fun.



    nerys @nerys

    @janetteb I agree with you about Mother Nature. Sadly, things have felt apocalyptic here this summer.

    Missy @missy

    Anyone seen Shadow and Bone on Netflix?


    Craig @craig

    I’m just gonna put this here. I have been watching The Crown on Netflix and it has finally ended.

    I didn’t watch the first three series but when it got up to my era, with Charles and Diana – and Thatcher (grrrr), I started watching. And it was really good.

    There is one incredibly good episode in Series 4 called “Fagan” which is about the guy who broke into the Queen’s bedroom. It’s amazing. It’s like a Ken Loach movie. I always wonder what all the old ladies who love The Crown for all its splendour thought of that episode.

    If you only watch one episode of The Crown watch “Fagan” to see what Britain was like under Thatcher (and is becoming again under an ever-changing bunch of a**wipes).

    My mother tells me the early series were great too but, then, they were her era. Matt Smith was Prince Philip in those so that ties in to our little site.

    But what I wanted to just say is that the final episode is like a Doctor Who special. Honestly. I’m not joking. I won’t spoil anything except to say that The Queen exits the TARDIS. That’s what it felt like to me.

    I really didn’t expect that. And I thought it was a great ending. Any other people who’ve watched feel the same way?

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