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Unread postby grim_tales » 21 Apr 2009, 09:07

Ashes To Ashes - S2 Episode 1: 5/5

That was fantastic.

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Unread postby grim_tales » 01 May 2009, 13:08

Flight of the Conchords: 4/5

I caught a special programme on BBC4 and I enjoyed it, very funny :D Gotta love "It's Business Time" and the Hip-Hopapotamus/Rhymenocerous :D

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Unread postby gasteropod » 01 May 2009, 19:20

I don't like them because it's just a Kiwi ripoff of The Mighty Boosh, just like the Eagle vs. Shark film is a Kiwi ripoff of Napoleon Dynamite.

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Unread postby grim_tales » 01 May 2009, 19:43

Oh, right. Fair enough then :)
I havent seen Mighty Boosh though, will check it out.

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Unread postby grim_tales » 20 May 2009, 16:52

Ashes To Ashes - S2 E4 & E5.. 5/5

Both great episodes. It's still funny, but without the OTT humour of S1 which is great.

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Unread postby bradavon » 20 May 2009, 17:29

Both humour types worked for me. I laughed so much in Series 1 but the serious tone of Series 2 allows for stronger stories. I do miss the humour of series 1.

I still love the male to female interplay in Ashes to Ashes, sorely missing in Life on Mars. The less blokey approach works wonders.

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Unread postby grim_tales » 20 May 2009, 19:26

I hear you, I enjoyed series 1 but love the darker tone of series 2 :) I think some of the kids TV references are maybe overused but I'm still very intrigued by what's happening to Alex. Operation Rose.. Martin Summers...

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Unread postby bradavon » 20 May 2009, 20:16

I'm a bit bored of the formula, you just know scary voice is going to appear when Alex watches TV. If I was her, I'd leave it well off. Still, she does want this info.

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Unread postby saltysam » 31 May 2009, 16:32

Lone Wolf & Cub-The Series Vol 2 4/5

Cracking series from the 70's,great to see these released in english-friendly nicely subtitled prints. not as good as the movies but certainly of high quality.

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Unread postby grim_tales » 02 Jun 2009, 15:53

Ashes To Ashes: S2 E7 - 5/5

Terrific episode with some superb acting. And what about Keeley Hawes in that gold dress - my God... :oops: :o :D

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Unread postby bradavon » 02 Jun 2009, 16:32

I cannot believe next weeks is the last :(. It was a fantastic episode. Such incredible writing.

[spoiler]But why didn't they find the gun?[/spoiler]

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Unread postby grim_tales » 02 Jun 2009, 19:07

Sublime acting from all concerned, particularly Marshall and Phil.
[spoiler]I couldn't believe Chris was the mole :([/spoiler]

I wonder if there will be a series 3? I can't wait another year! :D

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Unread postby grim_tales » 09 Jun 2009, 11:25

Ashes To Ashes: Season 2 Finale

WOW WOW WOW
[spoiler]Alex can't reallly be back in 2009 as Gene was on the TV. I think she was imagining she was in 2009 but technichally she was still in 1982. So now she is in a coma within a coma.
Brilliant.[/spoiler]

Can't wait for Season 3.

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Unread postby bradavon » 09 Jun 2009, 18:44

You could be right but equally she certainly could be [spoiler]in 2009 and the coma has reversed on itself[/spoiler]. Who knows, anything is possible with this show. Great ending.

Overall I thought the prior episode was a stronger one but this was still a great ending. I'm so chuffed Series 3 has been confirmed.

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Unread postby grim_tales » 10 Jun 2009, 08:37

Wild China: Episode 1 - Heart of the Dragon: 5/5

A superb BBC documentary, beautifully shot with great images and music.

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Unread postby bradavon » 10 Jun 2009, 13:52

I was thinking, it's more likely:

[spoiler]Alex always was in 1982 and in fact present day is a coma, than a coma within a coma. That would mean she has to wake up twice, and that could get messy.[/spoiler]

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Unread postby grim_tales » 10 Jun 2009, 14:11

So you mean that the opening sequence of S1 E1 is actually a dream/coma state too? It could be 2008 is real and she has woken up, but she has part of her skull missing, thats why she sees Gene on TV
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Unread postby bradavon » 10 Jun 2009, 15:18

Yes. That's what I meant. [spoiler]Part of her skill missing, WTF![/spoiler]

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Unread postby grim_tales » 10 Jun 2009, 15:27

I thought that [spoiler]on the bandage they'd written "No Bone flap" or something so under the bandage part of her skull is missing[/spoiler]

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Unread postby bradavon » 10 Jun 2009, 15:40

Really? You are observant. I just saw a bandage.

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Unread postby grim_tales » 20 Jun 2009, 09:23

Wild China: Episode 2 - Shangri-La: 5/5

Watch this series and you'll see why it won a Bafta. Not purely about wildlife or people, maybe a combination of both, it's very interesting with stunning photography and music.
Excellent stuff.

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Unread postby bradavon » 20 Jun 2009, 13:44

I saw about half the series and my god what an outstanding piece of work. It's actually about wildlife, the people, the history, the landscape.

I so wish I'd recorded it and watched the series. Is it being repeated? What channel?

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Unread postby grim_tales » 20 Jun 2009, 13:54

Not being repeated AFAIK, but I'm watching it on DVD. As you say, learning about the people, history, wildlife, landscape etc all in the same show is so interesting. It's outstanding.
I kept missing it when it was on TV :(

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Unread postby grim_tales » 21 Jun 2009, 14:31

Wild China Episode 3 - Tibet: 5/5

How many episodes are there? As before, this is stunning programming.

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Unread postby grim_tales » 01 Jul 2009, 20:53

Can't wait to see the next parts.

Frankie Boyle on Live at the Apollo: ***** / *****

Jimmy Carr/Dara O Briain on the same show: ***** / *****

Hilarious :lol: Frankie is very funny, the best part of Mock The Week for me :D


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