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02 Dec 2018 07:43:20
Finished watching Cobra Kai - just 10 episodes so far on YouTube Red - and really enjoyed it. Like I said earlier, it might be purely the nostalgia thing, so probably not for everyone, but I liked the way they paid homage to the original film without just repeating everything from it.

They included bits and gave you moments which were direct bits from the original, such as wax on, wax off, but they also twisted bits, so you thought one thing was about to happen and instead it was used as a chance for humour. Unfortunately that humour only makes sense if you know the original film.

I really enjoyed this series though. Good to see they managed to get the original actors in as well, which really helped. Plus Johnny was excellent, and the way they gave his perspective on the original film really made you revisit how you remembered it. Oh and the ending. well I won't give it away but it made me want to see what happens next!

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01 Dec 2018 19:05:21
So there is a Star Wars TV show coming.
It's called "The Mandalorian".

It will star Pedro Pascal (Narcos) as an outlaw, who hails from the same warrior tribe as Jango and Boba Fett.

It's going to be Written by Jon Favreau

{Ed001's Note - now that sounds good! Ed007 will be wetting his pants with excitement.}

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01 Dec 2018 19:18:27
It's actually one that I think I might watch. I'm not a fan of Star Wars in a movie sense, I just see too many similarities in the movies with religion in general. But I do enjoy reading about the battles in the Star Wars universe, finding out the origins of the Mandalorians would be pretty cool, as it won't involve all the "hokey pokey religious stuff"(As Han says).

{Ed001's Note - I grew up with Star Wars, so love it. I was always very interested in the Samurai and martial arts in general, which Lucas based it on, rather than religion as such.}

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02 Dec 2018 06:09:17
Yeah see I grew up in the prequel movies era and actually prefer them to the first trilogy. According to some "super fans" who went to see the movies all dressed up, that means I am not entitled to an opinion =[ lol.

{Ed001's Note - you prefer the prequels? It makes me fear for you as they are dreadful films.}

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02 Dec 2018 07:34:16
Would it help if I said that I didn't even like the prequels? That's how much I didn't enjoy the first trilogy lol.
Given that I disliked them both, the way I say I "prefer" them is based on the little things. For example Yoda seems like a wise ancient Jedi master, and clearly one of the most powerful among the Jedi in the prequels, but all I think of from the first trilogy is the child like goblin from the swamps and I literally can not get that out of my head. Lol.

If it helps, I really hated that Jar Jar Binks guy, but I did thoroughly enjoy the "Darth Jar Jar" theory, that was great!

{Ed001's Note - no it doesn't help. I can't get my head around you not liking the originals!}

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30 Nov 2018 04:20:23
Just read that there won't be another season of Daredevil Ed, real shame but going out on a high i suppouse.

{Ed001's Note - they said that after the first 2 though mate. Fingers crossed they change their mind again because it has still got loads of potential to take it further.}

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30 Nov 2018 09:51:44
Good point mate, the ending when Agent Poindexter is on the slab really leaves it wide open. fingers crossed !!

Totally off point here but Ant Middleton climbing Everest is well worth a watch Ed, I would highly recommend. It really is a crazy thing to do and quite honestly risking your life.

{Ed001's Note - I have no interest in things like that, I live in a building with a bunch of Nepalese, they have plenty of interesting stories about Everest. They also get very wound up if you mention it being Hillary who climbed it first....}

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30 Nov 2018 10:39:09
No way, I bet they do, I didn't realise it was so hardcore to get to the summit. The sherpers that do it with no oxygen on a monthly basis are amazing. Like i said absolutely crazy !!

{Ed001's Note - it is an odd country Nepal, they were telling me that every village has a completely different dialect so even trading between each other is really difficult.}

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30 Nov 2018 13:09:22
Gurkha's are from Nepal, right? I remember my Grandparents always speaking so highly of them.

{Ed001's Note - yes mate.}

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30 Nov 2018 17:44:09
I thought so, my Grandparesnts used to do Boot sales when they were alive and as a kid I'd go with them. I remember any time a Gurkha asked how much something was, they would just give it to them, they had so much respect for them and I can see why.

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01 Dec 2018 19:07:34
Back on topic.

So it's not over yet, just cancelled from Netflix by the looks of it.

{Ed001's Note - wonder why they cancelled it? The ratings can't be that bad surely?}

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01 Dec 2018 19:15:41
No idea Ed, I just came across the article while reading up on The Mandalorian xD

{Ed001's Note - there seems to be a spate of shows being cancelled and then revived due to a public outcry of late, I wonder if Netflix were hoping to get a bit of publicity for it by cancelling it and then having fans moan?}

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19 Nov 2018 16:42:36
Daredevil was excellent northernb - got better as it went along. Tell you what else is worth a watch if you are of the right age - Cobra Kai. Probably not for anyone who is not old enough to have grown up with the original Karate Kid, but those that have will get a huge dose of nostalgia. Odd to see the original stars reprise roles that played so long ago, but it is hard not to enjoy seeing them again

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20 Nov 2018 08:52:52
Hi mate, is that the one where Daniel son and his enemey are grown men, Think I've seen a trailer for it, It did look decent. i'm on with the Gifted again now.

{Ed001's Note - yes mate, though it is Daniel-san, San is a Japanese add-on a bit like saying mate, though more polite. I can't think of a true English equivalent. It is good for nostalgia, not sure if it would be good to someone who had never seen the original movies though.}

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20 Nov 2018 12:35:32
Lol. Everyday is a school day with you mate.the mrs is a fan of celeb get me out of here so i will be behind on tv over the next few weeks. 🤪

{Ed001's Note - sorry mate, the pedant in me comes out at times! Oh I am so sorry for you having to suffer through that.}

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22 Nov 2018 21:44:55
Almost Ed, "San" is a sign of respect/friendship. There are others such as Kun, Chan and Sama.
Kun is spoken only to people who are younger than you.
Chan is spoken to your Kin.
Sama is used for people in a higher position of authority than you. Such as a mentor, a judge etc.

There is also one other which isn't a suffix but a prefix, this is "son", which originally came from the Chinese story of Sun Wukong The Monkey King, but was adapted into the Dragon Ball TV show.

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16 Nov 2018 13:38:10
From what I have seen so far, I would have to recommend Titans, not what I expected from DC Comics TV shows - it is more Dark Knight trilogy than the usual lightweight kiddy friendly Saturday afternoon fare of Arrow/ Flash etc. This is certainly not for kids! It is brutal in parts but very watchable.

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16 Nov 2018 16:44:01
I really like Arrow, I did like Flash but its gone off the boil in my opinion. I will check out Titans, what channel is it on mate ?

{Ed001's Note - I don't know what channel it is on mate. I watch it online.}

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15 Nov 2018 11:04:51
3 series to watch;
Good Behavior, McMafia and Killing Eve.

{Ed001's Note - I have seen that Killing Eve, odd but worth a watch. Not seen either of the others, what are they about?}

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15 Nov 2018 11:54:18
Good Behavior is about a lady, Letty ( thief, con artist and drug user who lost custody of her son while in prison) and a man, Javier (a contract killer). While she was stealing in an hotel, she overhead the guy planning a murder & tried to stop him. They eventually start an affair. She's trying to help him stop killing & he's trying to help her to stop using drugs and get her son back. They eventually realise how deeply flawed they are and try to make the best of situations.
The reason I like Good Behavior is that the "couple" remind me of the ones in Mario Puzo's "Omerta" (a mafia guy & an escort). I'm not exactly a romantic, but I like the idea of couples who are fundamentally flawed, but are still right for each other. I don't like where everything is perfect.

McMafia is about a Russian family living in London. The patriarch had to leave Russia years ago & lost most of his business. Apparently, to be part of the Oligarch/Russian Mafia, you'd to be strong & scheming. He was neither & someone else took his business. Years later, his son is dragged into the affair when his uncle was killed in his presence.

Hope I didn't ramble.

{Ed001's Note - Good Behaviour sounds very unappealing from your description. Too soap-opera like for my tastes by the sound of it.

Ah yes I have heard of McMafia, didn't appeal to me either when I read the description.

However, if you recommend both, next time I run out of things to watch I will give them a try. Something that doesn't sound that good can often turn out to be brilliant. I mean when Inbetweeners was described to me I thought it sounded cack.}

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15 Nov 2018 13:12:50
I won't try to overtly convince you. Lol. It isn't exactly soap-opera like but I'm the worst at describing movies or even books.
From descriptions I thought I was going to like "Only fools & horses" from the first episode & I'm in the 2nd season but still yet to get into it. Wasn't like that with Inbetweeners which I also thought I wouldn't like based on descriptions.

{Ed001's Note - Only Fools is probably very dated early on now.}

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07 Nov 2018 08:53:29
I have finished season three of Daredevil and i thought it was really good, I hope they do another one for sure. No spoilers but the ending does leave it ooen for a fourth season.

Well wortha a watch guys.

{Ed001's Note - I am partway through it and it has been excellent, as were the first two seasons.}

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16 Nov 2018 10:21:46
you finished it yet mate ? what do you think ?

{Ed001's Note - just two episodes left to go. It has been brilliant, building up along the way and getting better and better. It has surpassed the first 2 seasons, which made it the best superhero TV show imo. Season 3 has put it on a whole new level.}

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16 Nov 2018 16:42:50
Agreed, I am hoping Punisher season 2 will be as good if not better. so good mate !!

{Ed001's Note - I forgot to watch Punisher! I will have to check that out.}

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18 Oct 2018 01:32:52
So there is a horror show on Netflix which is making waves at the minute.

The Haunting of Hill House

It's essentially a remake of the events from the 1963 movie "The Haunting", but put into a TV Series.
Apparently it's so scary that people are developing acute insomnia and vomiting through fear and anxiety whilst watching it.

I don't personally like horror movies/shows due to my vivid imagination, but I'm interested to know if this is genuinely that scary, anyone seen it?

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24 Oct 2018 14:23:10
have seen it and tbf isn't that scary! One scene probably made me job the most I ever have, but in fairness real good story and characters. Really enjoyed watching it and binged it in a weekend!

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25 Oct 2018 11:46:16
Mrs is watchin it, she says it ain't that scary, saying that nothing scares my Mrs lol

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17 Oct 2018 10:21:00
Just finished Punisher season one, really enjoyed it he is Badass for sure. Daredevil season three out in a few day its looking great. They have done a fantastic job if you ask me.

{Ed001's Note - I never knew they were making a 3rd Daredevil season, they had said it was done after 2 and there was nowhere else to take it. I am glad they have changed their mind because the first 2 seasons were excellent.}

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18 Oct 2018 00:40:31
Released on friday i believe mate, i'm on fifth episode of ironfust now, pretty good so far but no Daredevil or Punisher.

{Ed001's Note - Iron Fist was announced as cancelled yesterday mate. Just the 2 seasons. However I thought it was ok and am surprised they dumped it.

You are right on Daredevil, I checked the app I use to keep track of what I have seen and it says Friday.}

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05 Oct 2018 00:05:28
Anyone managed to get through Maniac yet? I'm 4 episodes in and haven't a clue.

{Ed001's Note - I haven't. Looked at it and it didn't grab me so started on the Gifted instead.}

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13 Oct 2018 06:12:37
Yeah I lost interest completely, when an entire episode seems to be a hallucination, going back to the 90s. It's so confusing.

I might give the one you mentioned a look, is it any good?

{Ed001's Note - it's ok, the blurb I read mentioned the X-Men, so I thought they might pop up during it, but all you get is passing references to them. It is mutants stuff, but it is more like a resistance v overlords TV show than a superheroes thing.

I am finding it difficult to give a toss though as most of the characters are a bit bland. None of them have been developed, so you just have a snot-nosed brat who is annoying and revelling in his power because you completely forget the fact he was being bullied at school, before his powers appeared as you only saw one quick moment of that. Even that was only to show how his powers manifested and to launch his family into joining the underground, rather than to develop him as a character. So, instead of understanding him, you just want to slap him.

The back stories are given such poor treatment that you can't really identify with the characters like you should be able to. They do the flashback thing to show a time before they joined the resistance movement, but it is little more than flashes and hints, not enough to really know any of the characters.

It doesn't help that they have so many different characters who just have short cameos and flit in and out. In time it could build into something, there is plenty of potential there. Right now though, it is a bit meh, not something you would turn over because it came on, but neither is it something you would go looking for imo.}

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13 Oct 2018 07:34:27
Fair point ed, you think it would be worth looking to at around season 3 or something? Assuming it gets that far of course.

{Ed001's Note - as you are a binge watcher (if I remember correctly) I would say it is probably best to leave it, yes.}

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13 Oct 2018 18:53:42
Yeah I binge watch lol, I tend not to watch new shows until they've hit season 2/3 for this very reason. I find myself wanting more if I enjoyed the show, it's a struggle to remain patient sometimes!! For example, I'm itching for The Expanse season 3 and Stranger Thing season 3!!

{Ed001's Note - I can see why, they were both really good shows.}

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15 Oct 2018 07:27:27
Where do you think they'll go with Stranger Things?

Personally, I'd like to see more of the Dustin and Steve friendship. I felt that their scenes later on the season 2 were one of the major things stopping the show from being too dark, as what happened to Will was horrible and the incredible acting from Winona Ryder, made it almost believable. So because of that, Steve and Dustin need to keep some screen time!

I'd also like to see some more history brought into play, with perhaps some flashbacks to the other previous experiments 001-007, 009 and 010. Maybe more will come out from the shadows and help 011 defeat the shadow monster?

{Ed001's Note - I am defo with you on Steve and Dustin. That has a real potential for nostalgia and comedy, as well as providing some genuine likeability for the show. It offers something to draw in those who would otherwise dismiss this because of its darkness, horror elements or fantasy stuff. Balance is important, that provides the balance to stop it being too dark.

I am not sure where else they could go apart from into the history of the project really. Anything else could seem a bit samey to any other show, where another similar experiment is always attempted by someone who was involved etc.

It just has to be careful not to become too reliant on nostalgia, the video arcades, D&D etc.}

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07 Nov 2018 11:27:56
Interesting point regards back stories. Often there not really handled well. How would you do them?

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01 Oct 2018 10:46:00
If anyone likes Marvel stuff, Daredeveil and Punisher on Netflix are excellent. well worth a watch that's for sure.

{Ed001's Note - have you tried The Gifted yet?}

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01 Oct 2018 11:47:30
Yes mate, watched the first season, it was ok be interesting to see where it goes !

{Ed001's Note - what about things like Defenders and Inhumans? Are they any good?}

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01 Oct 2018 12:18:58
Inhumans was ok as well. Again, be interesting where they go with it. not watched Defenders yet and could not really get into Jessica Jones, Ironfist etc either. If and when I try again I will let you know mate.

Another one I watched recently was Seal Team, it has David Boreanaz in it. similar to Strike-back, pretty good if you like military type stuff.

{Ed001's Note - I quite liked Iron Fist, but I love martial arts films and it was clear that it took a lot of things from old martial arts films. But that was why the director used to be part of Wu Tang Clan, so named because of their obsession with martial arts films.}

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30 Sep 2018 06:48:56
If anybody is stuck for anything to watch, I strongly advise you to give 'bodyguard' a go, it's just finished the first season (6 episodes) and you can watch it all on BBC iplayer. Absolutely fantastic in my opinion.

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30 Sep 2018 07:32:41
There was a former SAS soldier talking about this show not that long ago. He said it was a massive cliche and as far from the truth as possible, when regarding PTSD.

Not doubting it's a good show or anything, just relaying what I'd read.

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02 Oct 2018 00:32:53
Oh without a doubt hsf, it's a brilliant program but he is 100% correct there mate.

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28 Sep 2018 07:16:14
Ed001, how did you get on with The Expanse and Stranger Things?

{Ed001's Note - Really enjoyed Stranger Things, even though it is not the kind of thing I would normally watch, as it leans towards horror in a lot of respects. However I loved the nostalgia of it and the programme itself was excellent, despite having a lot of kids in the cast, which usually ruins a TV show or film. This was something worth watching, the kids were mostly really good and geeky but likeable (or maybe it is because they were geeky they were likeable?). The bromance between the one with the teeth and what became, in effect, a big brother to him in the one with the Farrah Fawcett hair (I am rubbish with names sorry!) was really well done and felt like he genuinely took him under his wing. Only seen 2 seasons here, not sure if there is a 3rd yet or not though?

The Expanse I really enjoyed but found it required a lot of attention to really keep up with what was happening, too much to watch in the background while working. So I have not managed to get through it as I am watching an episode when I take a break from editing and there is no footie on. However it is a really good show I think so far. I have seen about 7 episodes in on the second season, so not sure how much is left, but well worth a watch.}

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28 Sep 2018 18:13:07
Season 3 of Stranger things is currently being filmed I believe. And yes, the bromance between Dustin and Steve is brilliantly written. I believe when I first mentioned it on here, I said that one of my favourite scenes in the show is Dustin and Steve walking down a railway line, just talking.
Glad you enjoyed it, I'm hoping in Season 3 they finally leave Will alone lol, poor kid has been trapped in another dimension, possessed by a shadow monster and almost cooked alive to remove the possession. Oh and he gets bullied and regularly called Zombie Boy!

Yeah the Expanse has a lot going on, really impressed with some of the science in it, even some of the fictional science. I'm excited for Season 3, which should be coming to netflix soon. Season 3 has not long finished being shown on the SyFy channel, so maybe a few months?

{Ed001's Note - I don't know, we tend to get things here at the same time as they are released, I just watch them on demand as and when I get time. I get Netflix and some HBO-equivalent called Starz here with the sports packages. I get about 40 channels of sports for about a tenner a month as well. There is not really much time to keep track of what is on when, so I just go through the on demand until something catches my fancy or browse back in time on the TV guide to find something.}

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28 Sep 2018 23:18:01
I pretty much do the same, but just with netflix. Every 6 months or so, I'll go through what's new, however, I usually binge watch everything I've picked in about 5 days xD

{Ed001's Note - how do you find the time?}

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29 Sep 2018 05:23:12
A combination of Agoraphobia/Agrophobia, Insomnia, Social Anxiety Disorder, PTSD and a few other minor things. If I didn't have the first issue, I probably wouldn't even use my PC lol.

{Ed001's Note - is it not easier to list what you don't have? Blooming heck mate, it is a wonder you can even watch TV! Any one of them is enough to make life extremely difficult, I don't envy you at all having to cope with all of them. It takes a lot of guts just to keep going when life is throwing so much crap at you, so you have my respect for being able to just carry on.}

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29 Sep 2018 19:20:56
Yeah I've got a lot wrong with me, but it all stemmed from a situation which I should never have put myself in. So it's kind of my own doing, you know?
Where I live there is a lot of gang activity, being the impressionable young lad that I was at the time, I stupidly joined them and it got me stabbed. Now I'm too anxious to go to the shop(which is a 2 minute walk) by myself and haven't done so for 9 years.

Hopefully moving out of town soon, which I hope will be the start of me getting my life back on track.

{Ed001's Note - we all make mistakes mate, the key is learning from them and you clearly have.}

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30 Sep 2018 01:52:18
Yeah seeing your guys fall out will make you change your ways lol.

{Ed001's Note - at least you are out of it now and getting on with your life, and you have a lesson you will never forget.}

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22 Sep 2018 09:20:46
The Defiant ones on Netflix prime is excellent

On Amazon - Jack Ryan is easy watching and I assume you've watched Peaky Blinders, Breaking Bad, Suits and American Horror Story

Defiant Ones is an interesting watch and the story of Dre and Jimmy Lovine is captivating and amazing.

{Ed001's Note - I will have a look for that cheers.}

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04 Oct 2018 23:03:53
Did you give them a go?

{Ed001's Note - I had seen Jack Ryan all the way through already. Not bad but a bit formulaic for me. I was not particularly keen on the Ryan character himself, he seemed a bit bland for me.

I love Peaky Blinders, I have been glued to that since it started and got all the other editors into it. I only watched it by mistake initially and am so glad I did.

Not a fan of Breaking Bad, one of, if not the, most overrated shows of all time. Got bored but kept trying until season 3 when it just got so ridiculous I couldn't sit through any more.

Not a fan of horror at all so never watched American Horror Story.

Suits is an odd one. It is watchable but I struggle to keep interest in it. It is supposed to be a comedy but I can't remember ever laughing watching it. It is not like say Inbetweeners, where you could end up laughing so hard you missed bits.

I still haven't seen Defiant Ones, I was busy watching through The Gifted when I get time to watch anything.}

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27 Oct 2018 11:32:25
Let me know what you think once you watched defiant ones - trying to find a de ent show on Netflix or Amazon so let me know if you find a gem. Enjoyed Fall, x files etc

{Ed001's Note - I have not seen anything new that stood out to be honest.}

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Sporting Villains Part 1: Spain's Paralympic Basketball Team 2000

20 Sep 2018 16:22:28
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Sporting Villains Part 1: Spain's Paralympic Basketball Team 2000

Possibly, probably even, the biggest sporting scandal of all time begins our new Sporting Villains series.

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04 Sep 2018 10:40:59
Finally came to this page. Had to ask about a UK comedy series to watch on the "Liverpool Banter" page weeks ago before Ed01 directed me here.
Anyway, my suggestion for a TV show to watch is "Sons of Anarchy". It is loosely based on Shakespeare's Hamlet. Though it may be an old one that some persons would've seen, but it's one of my favorites.
There is also a US Series - Shooter. It's really nice.
And seeing as I like to balance my violence with comedy, I'll suggest "Coupling (UK) ", one of the best comedies ever, and "Veep".
Have fun people.

{Ed001's Note - there is a spin-off from SOA about to launch mate. I think it is called Mayan MC or something. I can't quite remember off the top of my head.}

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04 Sep 2018 11:19:50
You are right, Mayans MC. The first episode is already out. I hope it is going to be as good as SOA.

{Ed001's Note - that's it. Didn't realise it was out just yet though. Thought it started next week sorry.}

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22 Aug 2018 19:29:04
Just got done watching Zoo, Season 1 started off really, really promising. It was a very interesting idea about how animals no longer saw Humans as an apex predator, and began targeting them. I was lead to believe this would end up being an action series based on a war between man and animals, but instead, it became a bipolar sci-fi/action show, which didn't know whether its characters wanted to stay or go.

This got even worse in Season 3, as just about every single dead relative of Jackson Oz(the main character in the show) has some how found themselves to be alive, through the most miraculous of circumstances.
Oh and he has a long lost relative that was kept a secret from him. Plus a few other people "die" in his team and then are seemingly back from the dead. I am kind of glad they cancelled the show, as I would imagine Season 4 would have been talking hybrid animals acting like humans and having scientific debates with each other about how to manipulate the human race into working for them. Whilst wearing clown outfits.

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16 Aug 2018 00:03:23
As it’s a pain to get on streaming services over in the UK, I’d recommend anyone who likes comedy’s to give Community a watch on All 4. It’s an ensemble comedy which does lots of spoofs and homages of cult films. It launched the careers of the majority of the cast including Donald Glover (childish Gambino) and Alison Brie. The paintball episodes are also what got the Russo Brothers their Marvel films so the directing is top notch too!

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14 Aug 2018 16:38:37
If anyone wants an easy watch I suggest Elementary. It's Sherlock Holmes with a slight twist as Watson is female.
Normally I don't like change but gave it a go.
Its set in this decade and New York is the new home of Sherlock.

{Ed001's Note - and Watson is Lucy Liu which makes her very watchable. Very very watchable.}

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14 Aug 2018 20:04:09
Very much so edd 1 I've managed to watch 5 whole seasons in a month. I don't watch much TV but I've really taken to the show.
I've always liked Sherlock since being a kid but me being me I put of watching because Lucy liu playing Watson.
Big mistake on my part. I think she's put an excellent spin on the character.

{Ed001's Note - whereas I only watched it as she was in it and I have a thing for her. Not my favourite Sherlock interpretation but it is watchable. I do love the character Sherlock Holmes, I used to read the stories over and over as a kid.}

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14 Aug 2018 20:32:44
Lucy Lui. She was so hot in Lucky Number Sleven.

{Ed001's Note - her best was Payback with Mel Gibson when she was the dominatrix.}

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14 Aug 2018 20:55:42
Ah Payback, that was a bloody good film that Ed. But yeah she made the film much more exciting, my word.

I've not seen Elementary but may give it a go, I'm struggling to find good things to watch these days.

{Ed001's Note - give Castle Rock a wide berth, that was dire I thought. Mind I do not like Stephen King, bores me.}

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14 Aug 2018 21:05:18
Ah Ed tell me about it I don't like his stuff either but to be fair I'm not into horror kind of films at all, they all seem too similar lol.

Wow tell you what though, was looking at films from the 90's and 1994 was a fantastic year for films. The Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, Forest Gump, Leon, Interview with the vampire, dumb and dumber, true lies, legends of the fall, natural born killers, the crow, four weddings and a funeral and ace venture all released that year. I need a week or 2 off work and binge watch aload of the 90's films, was some right classics.

{Ed001's Note - I love The Crow, Natural Born Killers and True Lies, but the rest I would rather have my foreskin scraped with a cheesegrater than see again.

Oh sorry remove Leon from either list as I never got the chance to see it.}

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15 Aug 2018 11:23:40
Hahahaha! class mate, each to their own of course but the main ones I loved out of that list were The crow, what a bloody film that was, NBK, Pulp fiction, interview with the vampire and legends of the fall, the rest I liked but they were my favourites of the year I think.

Leon is a good film mate I would advise it but there again I'd of advised the other films so you may not like it mate lol.

Here's one for you mate, what was your top 3 films of the 90's? for me this is very difficult to choose because so many top films were made but I'd go with Heat, Boyz n the hood and maybe casino. Again it's difficult, special mentions to goodfellas, terminator 2, matrix, fight club, seven, reservoir dogs, saving private ryan etc my god the list could go on and on lol.

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26 Jul 2018 09:21:01
The Expanse

Set more than 200 years into the future Earth has colonized Mars, the Asteroid Belt and some Moons surrounding Jupiter.

Tensions have been high between Mars and Earth for some time, with the Asteroid Belt(Belters) feeling that both view them as inferior and slaves(kind of true, but not completely).

It's a tale of betrayals and deception for the most part, losts of plot twists and interesting character reveals. It can get quite confusing at times, as there are 3 major storylines going on at once. One for Earth, one for Mars and one for the Belt, as well as several minor storylines being played out too. The great thing about it is that all of the storylines including the minor ones all form into one for the final 2 episodes of each series. I think it could be done a little better, but that doesn't mean they did it completely wrong.

The characters are interesting(although some are very, very annoying), and given it's a sci-fi show, you've kind of got to give it some room for cheesiness in the script. The thing I found most intriguing was how the gravity on different planets/asteroids effected the human body. I was quite pleased to see the realism in this, as it's something that is very rarely covered. For example, the people that were born/lived a very long time on the Asteroid Belt, had all kinds of bone deficiencies and muscular issue's, aswell as having severe pain while in normal gravity situations.

The CGI in places is awesome, as you'd expect of a space sci-fi show, but it's not the usual pew pew laser beams and phton torpedos. The hand held guns are more like mini-rail guns but not nearly as destructive, the spaceships have proper rail guns for close combat and tactical nuclear warheads for torpedos. Plus they have the planet destroying nukes, which(spoiler alert), Earth fires 151 of them at one point in the series, you'll have to watch it to find out why.

All 3 factions(Earthers, Martians and Belters) seem to paint each other as the bad guys, the show does you no favours in helping decide who's good and bad either, not until a full reveal later in the series.

Much of the show is either in the belt or in space, Earth has a few scenes, mainly in the place of government. I don't actually remember their being any scenes on Mars, aside from 1 training exercise by Martian Marines to introduce their characters.

For me, this show serves as a bridge between current real life technologies and the ridiculous technologies of shows like Star Trek. There is nothing like warp drives or pew pew laser rifles, it's predominantly just bigger and better versions of things we already have. I'm good with that, as I always wondered what came before the warp core or photon torpedos, you know?
Definitely worth a watch in my eyes and Season 3 comes out at the end of this year or the start of next year. Sorry if this seems to be all jumbled and rambling, I was just typing stuff about the show as it came to my head lol.

{Ed001's Note - I will have a look at this mate, thanks for the recommendation.}

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26 Jul 2018 16:14:02
No problem Ed. It's also worth mentioning that this is a Syfy channel TV Series, but it really isn't the usual tacky garbage that they put on. Plus I must correct my previous post, Season 3 is concluding this weekend on Syfy, but won't be coming to Netflix until October(ish).

{Ed001's Note - I just looked at the app I use to track what I watch, I have that bookmarked as one to check out already, so I just forgot about it.

I have just started on Condor, that is looking interesting so far after the first ep.}

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14 Aug 2018 13:48:39
gave this a try and it is good mate, enjoying it so far.

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14 Aug 2018 20:33:45
I really like it too, excited for Season 3 when it comes onto Netflix.

{Ed001's Note - I am still on season 1. I watched the first episode of Altered Carbon the other night, which was intriguing at least. It made me want to see more.

Also Colony is quite good.}

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14 Aug 2018 20:45:03
I've been looking at those two for a little bit, not really knowing if I want to watch them yet.

{Ed001's Note - I am not one for bingewatching a show, would rather watch lots of different things, so I try loads of things. Those two are among the better ones, along with Preacher. I like Preacher. Stranger Things I am still undecided on.}

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14 Aug 2018 20:46:01
At the moment I'm watching Zoo, which was really interesting until Season 2 started. I'm not sure I like the direction it's going, and may stop watching after another 2 episodes or so.

{Ed001's Note - I don't know that one. Tell you what I would say to not bother with, Cloak and Dagger. It is a Marvel thing, but it is not particularly good, just odd.}

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14 Aug 2018 21:29:14
Stranger Things is bloody excellent Ed. Really, it's the best thing I've watched in a while.

{Ed001's Note - I have only watched a few episodes but it is intriguing. Certainly worth a watch so far.}

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