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Unread postby grim_tales » 16 Jul 2009, 18:32

Wild China Episode 4: Beyond The Great Wall: 5/5

Outstanding. What a fascinating series. The sight of the town/city lit up at night during the ice festival was amazing. So beautiful - WOW :D

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Unread postby grim_tales » 21 Jul 2009, 10:36

Wild China: Episodes 1-6 - BBC (Overall): 5/5

What can I say? Outstanding. Would maybe pick this up on BD when I go HD :)

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Unread postby grim_tales » 02 Sep 2009, 09:12

That Mitchell and Webb Look: S1 - 4/5

Hit and miss but when they hit, they're very funny indeed :lol:

Sesame Street (1976 episode): 4/5

Classic old school memories. :)

Garfield and Friends: 4/5

I used to love this! :D Even today it makes me smile thanks to Lorenzo Music's wit and sardonic performance :D

Re: Wild China - I read one review of this (US?) that said BD was a good transfer, on Amazon some customer reviews say the picture is between VHS (!) and DVD :(

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Unread postby grim_tales » 04 Sep 2009, 11:23

Mock The Week: 4.5/5

Frankie was on fire again tonight and Stewart Francis's stand up on health was hilarious :D

"My friend has a world record for concussions, he lives very close. In fact, just a stones throw away..." :D :lol:

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Unread postby bradavon » 04 Sep 2009, 13:31

Only you would bother to review a weekday comedy quiz show :D.

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Unread postby gasteropod » 04 Sep 2009, 18:38

Has anyone been watching the new series of Shooting Stars? Dead funny, well chuffed it's back, I'm a big fan of Vic & Bob. I see this new series is coming out on DVD in November, hopefully that means they'll release the old series on DVD too, I have most of their other stuff.

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Unread postby bradavon » 04 Sep 2009, 18:48

It's as good as ever but that for me means it can be very fun to just plain stupid.

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Unread postby Markgway » 05 Sep 2009, 08:45

Haven't watched the spanking-new Shooting Stars. Saw it back in the 90s and it wasn't funny then. I just don't "get" Vic & Bob. I find them incredibly annoying. Especially Vic.
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Unread postby bradavon » 05 Sep 2009, 09:15

It's exactly the same, if you didn't like it then, you won't now.

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Unread postby grim_tales » 05 Oct 2009, 08:00

Flashforward: 4/5

New US series being shown on C5 over here. A global occurance happens where the entire world blacks out for exactly 2 minutes and 17 seconds and people see future visions. Some parts reminded me of Lost because of the flashbacks (or rather Flashforwards) and the questions/ideas about fate and whether its pre determined.
Could turn out to be interesting....

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Unread postby gasteropod » 05 Oct 2009, 13:20

Yeah I watched the first episode of that, whilst there are a couple of interesting things so far, overall its style is a bit corny and the beginning totally ripped off LOST's beginning hah.

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Unread postby grim_tales » 05 Oct 2009, 13:37

That's what I thought too (about the beginning). To be fair it is from the makers of LOST but still. It is quite interesting though, who's the guy in black and why is he awake?

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Unread postby gasteropod » 05 Oct 2009, 13:40

I don't think it's the makers of LOST, it's just the ABC studio.

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Unread postby grim_tales » 05 Oct 2009, 15:38

Didn't David Goyer produce LOST? Not sure.

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Unread postby gasteropod » 05 Oct 2009, 18:01

No!!!

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Unread postby grim_tales » 05 Oct 2009, 18:25

OK :D
He's done a lot of comic book stuff it seems.

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Unread postby grim_tales » 15 Oct 2009, 19:31

Some of Spongebob - Season 3: 4/5

Often very funny stuff, with surreal, fourth wall humour :D Love it.

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Unread postby saltysam » 01 Nov 2009, 01:03

The Sweeney Series 1 3.5/5

Seminal 70's british cop show is still excellent viewing today.Regan & Carter,played by John Thaw & Dennis Waterman are 2 flying squad officers who don't mind bending the rules to get results.of the 13 episodes around 4-5 are excellent,4 maybe just good and maybe 3 are average. obviously viewed today it's a little tame but it's interesting to note that in today's plitically correct climate these cops would probably be in jail themselves! show has some excellent guest stars.am looking forward to starting series 2.
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Unread postby grim_tales » 10 Nov 2009, 17:54

Flashforward - Eps 1-5: 4/5

Pretty good so far :D Reminds me of LOST a little bit.

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Unread postby gasteropod » 10 Nov 2009, 18:34

I've given up on FlashForward now, it wasn't keeping my interest.

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Unread postby grim_tales » 10 Nov 2009, 20:47

Fair enough, its a bit of a slow burner at the moment IMO but I'll keep with it.

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Unread postby gasteropod » 10 Nov 2009, 22:04

Yeah, there were a couple of things that were getting me curious, but there are too many dull scenes and the acting isn't great in my opinion.

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Unread postby Yi-Long » 11 Nov 2009, 01:01

I've watched the first 3 episodes of Dexter, which were pretty damn great.

Dexter's sister is fucking gorgeous btw.

Don't like the black moody detective, basically cause he's a bit of a boring predictable character, plus I'm not impressed by the acting.
The acting from the rest of the cast seems pretty good so far, though.

Very cool show. I hope it will run for a long time.
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Unread postby Shingster » 11 Nov 2009, 12:41

Doakes is an awesome character! Let's see if you hold the same opinion by the end of the season. Can't say I share your attraction to Jennifer Carpenter, always thought she was painfully skinny meself.

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Unread postby Yi-Long » 11 Nov 2009, 14:53

Shingster wrote:Doakes is an awesome character! Let's see if you hold the same opinion by the end of the season. Can't say I share your attraction to Jennifer Carpenter, always thought she was painfully skinny meself.


Yeah she's skinny, but she's got an amazing face, with great eyes and a nice smile... so I forgive her for being 'skinny'. Also, she doesn't look 'unhealthy' skinny, or something. :)

Maybe I'll change my mind about Doakes, but I feel that so far his character is just very stereotypical and the acting is very 'meh'.
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