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What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:30 am
by Darlo_Pete
Well there lot's to choose from.

TV Series that I'm watching are

Beowolf, a lot of it was shot in Northumberland.
War & Peace, classic adaptation of Tolstoy's famous novel.
Gotham: Rise of the Villans, pre-batman drama series.
Mr. Selfridge, period drama and sadly the last one ever.
Z Nation, end of the world zombie fest.

But my favourite TV Series of the moment is Impractical Jokers, 4 life-long friends do completely daft things, to avoid being the loser at the end of the series. If you like comedy, then you'll love this series on comedy central.

Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:25 pm
by Quakerz
Gordon Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares
Tiny House Nation
Can't Pay We'll Take It Away

Any documentary/series about Nazis, or UFOs, or murders, or famous/interesting people biographies.

You watch shite, Pete.

Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:23 pm
by Spyman
Just getting into Game of Thrones. Didn't think it would be my cup of tea at all but I'm hooked.

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Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:58 pm
by QuakerPete
Was looking forward to Beowolf, but the acting is so wooden and the script abysmal

Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:26 pm
by Feethams 1966
Dads Army and All creatures great & small. Not everyones cup of tea perhaps, but any episode always makes me feel better for having watched it when it comes on.

Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:28 pm
by Darlo_Pete
Quakerz wrote:Gordon Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares
Tiny House Nation
Can't Pay We'll Take It Away

Any documentary/series about Nazis, or UFOs, or murders, or famous/interesting people biographies.

You watch shite, Pete.
It's a heck of a lot better, than the shite your watching. :roll:

Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:38 pm
by AndyPark
Just started to watch that Making a Murderer on Netflix.

Don't really get the time to sit down and watch much TV though.

Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:51 pm
by theoriginalfatcat
AndyPark wrote:Just started to watch that Making a Murderer on Netflix.
Making a Murderer! My daughter got me onto this, and unusually for me I got hooked. I'm up to the final episode now (10) and it's nearly up to date.

For anyone who doesn't know, it's the real life story about iffy evidence and dodgy police officers in a place called Manitowoc county, Wisconsin. The cameras are everywhere, and the courtroom bits are fascinating.

Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:22 pm
by PierremontQuaker03
Watching the Killing on Netflix - really good - theres fours seasons, onto season 2 - Im hooked.

Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:49 pm
by Vokuhila
I don't watch much TV these days, but I'm really enjoying Sunday evenings on Channel 4 at the moment: Walking the Himalayas followed by the superb Deutschland 83.

Hey Duggee is ace too :D

Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:57 am
by comeondarlo
Hands up I watch a lot of telly!

With Netflix and catch up there's so much available nowadays.

I'm watching a lot of foreign stuff at the moment (subtitled) Occupied (Norway), Spin (French) and Jordskott (Sweden); it's finished now but The Reurned (French) was excellent.
The Killing is excellent too (US version is ok but the Danish version is far better).

I know subtitles aren't everyone's cup of tea, I'm also rewatching The Wire.
The Leftovers and Ray Donovan were both very under rated and well worth a watch.

Looking forward to the return of GoT, top notch telly.

Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:59 am
by Darlo_Pete
I've got the wire as a box set, compelling drama I have to say.

Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:58 pm
by Earl_Lee_Dawes
Making a Murderer was fascinating, we watched the whole series in two days. I will never go to Wisconsin!

Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:28 pm
by shawry
Chronicles of Shanarra
Shadow hunters
The Flash
Arrow
Legends of Tomorrow
Supernatural
Bones
Agents of Shield
IZombie
Quantico
The Blacklist
The Magicians

Generally just throwaway tv when I'm not working/studying.



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Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:26 pm
by victor meldrew
peppa pig

Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:18 am
by joejaques
victor meldrew wrote:peppa pig
Probably the most highbrow programme on the thread. :roll:

Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:06 am
by fozzovmurton
It is all shite these days

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Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:13 am
by joejaques
fozzovmurton wrote:It is all shite these days

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Agreed, in fact if it wasn't for the Ceefax (everyone but the beeb have binned their teletext), I'd probably dump the TV altogether. Mine is tuned to radio channels more often than the crap on the screen. :roll:

Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:25 pm
by Darlo_Pete
joejaques wrote:
fozzovmurton wrote:It is all shite these days

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Agreed, in fact if it wasn't for the Ceefax (everyone but the beeb have binned their teletext), I'd probably dump the TV altogether. Mine is tuned to radio channels more often than the crap on the screen. :roll:
I didn't realise that you even had electricity in south-west Wales. :lol:

Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:34 am
by joejaques
Darlo_Pete wrote:
joejaques wrote:
fozzovmurton wrote:It is all shite these days

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Agreed, in fact if it wasn't for the Ceefax (everyone but the beeb have binned their teletext), I'd probably dump the TV altogether. Mine is tuned to radio channels more often than the crap on the screen. :roll:
I didn't realise that you even had electricity in south-west Wales. :lol:
Aye we do, but I'm knackered from all the pedalling. :roll:

Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:00 pm
by Hawkeye
To be fair to Pete, War & Peace was pretty good.

Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:06 pm
by Darlo_Pete
Hawkeye wrote:To be fair to Pete, War & Peace was pretty good.
Thought it was brilliant, sadly I watched the first series probably in the 70's as well. My only grumble in the new series was that it didn't have many battle scenes and the one's it did have were pretty small scale, compared with the dramatic battle scenes in the original TV series.

Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:36 pm
by DarloOnTheUp
Hawkeye wrote:To be fair to Pete, War & Peace was pretty good.
As is The Wire and Gotham (2 others he mentioned).

Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:49 pm
by Darlo_Pete
I've started watching the new series South from hell, which seems pretty good. In some ways it has the same sort of feel as the first series of True Detective.

Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:03 pm
by DarloOnTheUp
Darlo_Pete wrote:I've started watching the new series South from hell, which seems pretty good. In some ways it has the same sort of feel as the first series of True Detective.
First season of True Detective was class too, although the second season wasn't as good. Hopefully the third season will return to form.

Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:46 pm
by Darlo_Pete
DarloOnTheUp wrote:
Darlo_Pete wrote:I've started watching the new series South from hell, which seems pretty good. In some ways it has the same sort of feel as the first series of True Detective.
First season of True Detective was class too, although the second season wasn't as good. Hopefully the third season will return to form.
That's the first I've heard about a third season, any idea when it will be shown?

Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:25 pm
by DarloOnTheUp
Darlo_Pete wrote:
DarloOnTheUp wrote:
Darlo_Pete wrote:I've started watching the new series South from hell, which seems pretty good. In some ways it has the same sort of feel as the first series of True Detective.
First season of True Detective was class too, although the second season wasn't as good. Hopefully the third season will return to form.
That's the first I've heard about a third season, any idea when it will be shown?
Apparently it's been confirmed but no details have been released yet. Season 2 aired last June so the earliest we'll see it will be this summer I reckon, but I'll let you know if I hear anything about it.

Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:21 pm
by Darlo_Pete
DarloOnTheUp wrote:
Darlo_Pete wrote:
DarloOnTheUp wrote:
Darlo_Pete wrote:I've started watching the new series South from hell, which seems pretty good. In some ways it has the same sort of feel as the first series of True Detective.
First season of True Detective was class too, although the second season wasn't as good. Hopefully the third season will return to form.
That's the first I've heard about a third season, any idea when it will be shown?
Apparently it's been confirmed but no details have been released yet. Season 2 aired last June so the earliest we'll see it will be this summer I reckon, but I'll let you know if I hear anything about it.
Cheers. I agree the first series was better than the 2nd, it was so atmospheric. But the 2nd series was still good.

Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:28 pm
by Darlo_Pete
I've started watching the new series of The 100, which is pretty good, the second episode is tonight. I also enjoyed the first episode of the Night Manager based on a John Le Carre crime thriller book.

Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:27 pm
by BaronsCourtQuaker
Not sure if its just my taste but I struggle with a lot of the 'most recommended' box sets. Prison Break I struggled through two season and gave up, Have tried repeatedly to watch Game of Thrones and just doesn't do it for me, Breaking Bad I did watch all the series but again was not blown away like people seem to be.

I quite enjoyed Making A Murderer but not sure why it seems to have captured the attention the way it has, its quite a story and I do tend to prefer factual stuff, BBC 3 is throwing out quite a lot of decent documentaries at the moment via iplayer. I thought Better Call Saul was decent viewing and as a comedy Catastrophe is decent.

A little surprised no one has mentioned Friday Night Lights the tv series, based on the book and film, probably one of my favourite shows along the box set line.