TV Thread....

Baz posted:
Eugene's Lair posted:

Ooh! Ooh! Just seen the teaser trailer on BBC2:

The new series of "Fleabag" starts Monday the 4th of March.

YES!!!!

Never heard of it Eugene 

Phoebe Waller-Bridge's golden ticket. She'd appeared in the 2nd series of "Broadchurch" (which was enough to generate rumours that she'd be the next Doctor Who), but it was "Fleabag" - adapted from her own one-woman play - that really got her noticed. Since the first series she's gone on to appear in "Solo: A Star Wars Story", and to write and produce "Killing Eve".

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5687612/?ref_=tt_urv

 

I have to say it won't be to everyone's taste: it's black as pitch (the story starts with Fleabag dealing with the aftermath of her best friend and business partner's suicide, and things go downhill from there...), and the humour is often not so much blue as downright filthy. 

Still: I found it well observed, often very moving and frequently hilarious! 

Eugene's Lair posted:
Baz posted:
Eugene's Lair posted:

Ooh! Ooh! Just seen the teaser trailer on BBC2:

The new series of "Fleabag" starts Monday the 4th of March.

YES!!!!

Never heard of it Eugene 

Phoebe Waller-Bridge's golden ticket. She'd appeared in the 2nd series of "Broadchurch" (which was enough to generate rumours that she'd be the next Doctor Who), but it was "Fleabag" - adapted from her own one-woman play - that really got her noticed. Since the first series she's gone on to appear in "Solo: A Star Wars Story", and to write and produce "Killing Eve".

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5687612/?ref_=tt_urv

 

I have to say it won't be to everyone's taste: it's black as pitch (the story starts with Fleabag dealing with the aftermath of her best friend and business partner's suicide, and things go downhill from there...), and the humour is often not so much blue as downright filthy. 

Still: I found it well observed, often very moving and frequently hilarious! 

Oh that’s probably why I’ve never watched it then 

In the run up to series 5 , ALL 4 previous seasons were available on the iPlayer......and I have watched them all. All 23.5 hours in 5 or 6 hour dolops!

So I am up to speed with it all.

 

Apparently the 7.8 million is only counting the 'live' viewers. The total viewers will likely be much greater if you were to add all those who will be viewing it on catch-up!

Rexi posted:

Love LoD ... haven’t got a scooby though!

 

Baz ... The Victim ... got totally confused after about 40 mins, the boy I thought had died was suddenly alive! I went to bed at that point!

I have to admit I got a bit confused at the beginning too Rexi ....but stick with it and am actually enjoying it 

Baz posted:
Rexi posted:

Love LoD ... haven’t got a scooby though!

 

Baz ... The Victim ... got totally confused after about 40 mins, the boy I thought had died was suddenly alive! I went to bed at that point!

I have to admit I got a bit confused at the beginning too Rexi ....but stick with it and am actually enjoying it 

I shall give it another go xx

Line Of Duty - I absolutely love it! ❤️

 

The Victim - best drama I’ve seen in a long time. Without giving away any spoilers, the last 15 minutes of episode 4 was fantastic. Brilliant acting - I felt like I had been through an emotional wringer.

Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing posted:

Just watched episode 2 of LoD - more questions than answers!

Well that's LoD for you. 

 

Don't expect anything to be resolved until the final episode - and given that a 6th series has been commissioned, I think it's a fair bet that quite a lot will still be left unresolved even then! 

 

[BTW: loved the little in-reference for the fans in episode 2, with Tommy Hunter getting mentioned in passing... ]

machel posted:
Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing posted:

Just watched episode 2 of LoD - more questions than answers!

I love LoD,  it's action, suspense and intrigue, unmissable.

I am also enjoying Victoria, which is unusual for me because it has none of the above!

I must admit that I've been a fan of Victoria from the beginning. Looking forward to tonight's episode, which is apparently going to feature one of my historical heroes: John Snow.

 

[Cue lots of weak GoT jokes...   ]

Yogi19 posted:

Line Of Duty - I absolutely love it! ❤️

 

The Victim - best drama I’ve seen in a long time. Without giving away any spoilers, the last 15 minutes of episode 4 was fantastic. Brilliant acting - I felt like I had been through an emotional wringer.

I agree Yogi .....very , very thought provoking .....I’m half way through the last episode right now 

Baz posted:
Yogi19 posted:

Line Of Duty - I absolutely love it! ❤️

 

The Victim - best drama I’ve seen in a long time. Without giving away any spoilers, the last 15 minutes of episode 4 was fantastic. Brilliant acting - I felt like I had been through an emotional wringer.

I agree Yogi .....very , very thought provoking .....I’m half way through the last episode right now 

Yes, very thought provoking, Baz, and so well acted.

Yogi19 posted:
Baz posted:
Yogi19 posted:

Line Of Duty - I absolutely love it! ❤️

 

The Victim - best drama I’ve seen in a long time. Without giving away any spoilers, the last 15 minutes of episode 4 was fantastic. Brilliant acting - I felt like I had been through an emotional wringer.

I agree Yogi .....very , very thought provoking .....I’m half way through the last episode right now 

Yes, very thought provoking, Baz, and so well acted.

Yes.....and very moving , especially at the end 

Baz posted:
Yogi19 posted:
Baz posted:
Yogi19 posted:

Line Of Duty - I absolutely love it! ❤️

 

The Victim - best drama I’ve seen in a long time. Without giving away any spoilers, the last 15 minutes of episode 4 was fantastic. Brilliant acting - I felt like I had been through an emotional wringer.

I agree Yogi .....very , very thought provoking .....I’m half way through the last episode right now 

Yes, very thought provoking, Baz, and so well acted.

Yes.....and very moving , especially at the end 

Eugene's Lair posted:
machel posted:
Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing posted:

Just watched episode 2 of LoD - more questions than answers!

I love LoD,  it's action, suspense and intrigue, unmissable.

I am also enjoying Victoria, which is unusual for me because it has none of the above!

I must admit that I've been a fan of Victoria from the beginning. Looking forward to tonight's episode, which is apparently going to feature one of my historical heroes: John Snow.

 

[Cue lots of weak GoT jokes...   ]

I have watched Victoria from the beginning, it just caught my interest and the last episode 😢😢

machel posted:
Eugene's Lair posted:
machel posted:
Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing posted:

Just watched episode 2 of LoD - more questions than answers!

I love LoD,  it's action, suspense and intrigue, unmissable.

I am also enjoying Victoria, which is unusual for me because it has none of the above!

I must admit that I've been a fan of Victoria from the beginning. Looking forward to tonight's episode, which is apparently going to feature one of my historical heroes: John Snow.

 

[Cue lots of weak GoT jokes...   ]

I have watched Victoria from the beginning, it just caught my interest and the last episode 😢😢

Oh yes: I really wasn't expecting that twist. 

 

Actually, it could have been even more depressing...

The writers tried to give the episode a "bitter-sweet" ending by showing the handle of the water pump being removed. This is true; however in real life the authorities replaced it as soon as the epidemic subsided. They refused to publicly accept Snow's conclusions because they didn't think the public could cope with the notion that their water supply had been contaminated by a nearby cesspit...

 

As a general point; it's been a depressing week's viewing, as the scriptwriters seem to be determined to kill off my favourite characters. 

I've just caught up with "The Widow", and at the end of the 2nd episode there was a big shock when a character I'd grown attached to was suddenly killed off.

And then there's LoD, and we all know Jed Mercurio will happily kill off major characters at the drop of a hat... 

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