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10 minutes into Ronny Chieng: International Student and I have already laughed out loud many times. I guess it's an Australian import? so much of BBC comedy is sooooo bad though.

I haven't been brave enough to crack the drama ("& soaps"!!) category. So much stuff! tried the first 20 minutes of Gunpowder.. it was not for me. i know 1608 wasn't the most cheerful time to be alive in England but man.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 24 October 2017 22:13 (two years ago) link

gunpowder : so much religion, mud and blood in 3 hours of tv.

that said, i really enjoyed (if that's an appropriate word) it.

mark e, Tuesday, 24 October 2017 22:20 (two years ago) link

five months pass...
five months pass...

i'm really sick of seeing this guy on TV. he's always EXACTLY the same while being cast in such disparate roles.!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_630/image.jpg

FRE SHA VAC ADO (jed_), Saturday, 22 September 2018 01:03 (one year ago) link

the main guy in bodyguard is chronic

||||||||, Sunday, 23 September 2018 06:40 (one year ago) link

he was. i wanted to strangle him by about episode four. there were a lot of bad performances in this, actually. the woman who played the deputy sergeant was terrible. although nothing was as bad as the plotting in the last episode. jfc, what a stupid waste of time.

FRE SHA VAC ADO (jed_), Monday, 24 September 2018 11:13 (one year ago) link

wake me up when they've been privatised, and their political staff have all been liquidated by aircraft machine guns. Because I'm sick of subsidising this fucking dross that I'm never going to watch!

calzino, Monday, 24 September 2018 11:23 (one year ago) link

but apparently interest in joining police counter-terrorism has gone up massively amongst people who clearly have a fucking clue

every day there's a whining choad (Noodle Vague), Monday, 24 September 2018 11:28 (one year ago) link

11 m viewers, this country deserves to die!

calzino, Monday, 24 September 2018 12:33 (one year ago) link

Bit and pieces of the series were ok but the finale was genuinely abysmal - from plotting to dialogue to performances. I love Line Of Duty but this ended up being completely inept.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Monday, 24 September 2018 12:55 (one year ago) link

Dire finale. I couldn't bear hearing another "make sure you keep applying pressure to the bomb thingy in your hand". Plot was a mess.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 24 September 2018 13:04 (one year ago) link

Nadia was revealed to be a bombmaking mastermind of huge value to the Jihad and we all know that the Jihad try to blow up their own bomb makers five episodes earlier. the best bit though was Dullard's escape after defusing the bomb omfg.

FRE SHA VAC ADO (jed_), Monday, 24 September 2018 13:32 (one year ago) link

It was as good as it was laughable, with only a million cops and snipers and helicopters and police cars about. Well played.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 24 September 2018 13:34 (one year ago) link

This was hilarious, and I kind of admire the guts to go for a happy ending where everything turns out just so.

POLICE: Are you guilty?
SUSPECT: <gives full confession>

A Box of After Dinner Comics Shipped to Your House Each Month (seandalai), Monday, 24 September 2018 23:10 (one year ago) link

I love that slow motion grimace-to-smile transition that actors ALWAYS do in a ”surprise! villain gets unmasked” scene.

I actually enjoyed Jon Snow’s performance in this. Obviously the ending was very very stupid and enjoying the series as a whole depended on being complicit with, or temporarily repressing its rather vile racism. But I thought he was pretty compelling and strange.

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 06:26 (one year ago) link

He’d make a good Rogue Trooper.

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 06:29 (one year ago) link

Who will ever forget that classic scene:

Jon Snow: “Why did you kill the Home Secretary Julia Montague?”
Villain: “Eh, it was just business”
Villain: “It was good for business”
Jon Snow: HHhHHHhnnnnnNnNnNNRrRrrrrRR!”

Line Of Duty was often ridiculous but excellent at letting the audience suspend disbelief, there was barely a line I. The last couple of episodes of this that didn’t make me think ‘why would you be saying that?’.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Tuesday, 25 September 2018 07:26 (one year ago) link

I am an engineer !

||||||||, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 08:42 (one year ago) link

he wisnae jon snow, he was robb stark

i too thought he was really good in this tbh but jesus that final episode was dumb as a bag of hammers

my favourite part was when he disarmed the bomb vest, leapt over the wall and vanished into thin air, all while surrounded by tens if not hundreds of armed policemen

enjoying the series as a whole depended on being complicit with, or temporarily repressing its rather vile racism

yeah, the thing i liked most about the first couple of episodes was the suggestion that his experiences in afghanistan might have radicalised him and the will he/won't he on killing the home secretary himself - it was pretty disappointing when it became clear we were just gonna end up going in a much more tedious and conventional deep-state conspiracy story, and it all hinged on *shock horror* a woman being eeeevil

CRABCORE’S NOT DEAD (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 25 September 2018 09:38 (one year ago) link

Bodyguard went completely under my radar. but apparently the numbers of people watching it 24 hours after broadcast were strangely huge.

koogs, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 18:53 (one year ago) link

Is anyone watching Press? Is it worth seeing that?

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 25 September 2018 21:57 (one year ago) link

I watched the first episode of it but I completely forgot I'd even done that until you just mentioned it there. That's how compelling it was (and I stuck with Bodyguard all the way through, so it's not like I can't stomach implausible drama).

ailsa, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 22:11 (one year ago) link

That doesn't sound too good. I saw, and was let down, by Bodyguard. I'm watching quite some Beeb stuff as of late. Killing Eve is enjoyable fodder. Wanderlust is, well, just fodder, yet I still watch it.

I've recorded all I've missed from Press so far. Your ringing endorsement has sealed the deal, I will watch it :)

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 25 September 2018 22:28 (one year ago) link

anyone watching Black Earth Rising?

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 25 September 2018 22:40 (one year ago) link

hugo blick is the UK damon lindelof

||||||||, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 06:11 (one year ago) link

honourable woman was all-time tho

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 26 September 2018 06:59 (one year ago) link

Came upon it by accident, ‘Reported Missing’ is uncomfortable but necessary viewing. Final episode on Monday was one of the rawest, most heartbreaking things I’ve seen on TV.

Dan Worsley, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 07:39 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

"They've Gotta Have Us" has been illuminating and enjoyable and well worth catching while it's still on iPlayer.

the Warnock of Clodhop Mountain (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 27 October 2018 21:00 (one year ago) link

"there she goes" is pretty good, but quite stressful

||||||||, Sunday, 28 October 2018 12:44 (one year ago) link

there she goes is brilliant. the last scene in this week's episode was hilarious

||||||||, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 21:05 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Scream of Fear on talking pictures (freeview 81) tonight. Great little hammer film.

koogs, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 18:55 (ten months ago) link

That's 20:00.

Haunting of Hill House on directly after too.

koogs, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 18:57 (ten months ago) link

only just realised you only have to spend £4 on a basic aerial with usb booster to get freeview and it's a reliable signal, damn all those wasted years of paying for a basic virgin tv package at £20 a month. I hate myself.

calzino, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 19:13 (ten months ago) link

at least the license fee buys you something :)

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 22:58 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

the 15 billion pound railway - this is my shit, put it directly into my veins

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 21:48 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

recommend the BBC2 documentary on qassem soleimani

PaulDananVEVO (||||||||), Saturday, 16 March 2019 07:36 (seven months ago) link

BBC4 yorkshire ripper documentary series worth a watch

tinhead from brookside (||||||||), Friday, 29 March 2019 09:09 (seven months ago) link

two months pass...

Been enjoying the uncomplicated fun of 'Gentleman Jack'. For two episodes I was sure the lead was played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag). Her resemblance to Suranne Jones is uncanny. So much so that I thought it rather vulgar that Jones, in her role as Anne Lister, also winks at and speaks to the camera ocassionally, breaking the 4th wall. Turns out it isn't Waller-Bridge at all.. Regardless, it's good.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 3 June 2019 21:55 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

"New Weird Britain
Music Journalist John Doran seeks out a new wave of radical music being made in the margins of Britain."

would've been nice on tv, i guess, but this was radio4. nothing new to listeners of Freak Zone or Late Junction but nice to see this stuff on radio 4 on a monday afternoon.

the one thing someone (Jennifer Walshe) said in episode 4 has stayed with me. "Online used to be an escape from the real world. But now the real world is the escape from online"

koogs, Friday, 28 June 2019 13:11 (four months ago) link

three weeks pass... (BBC2 21:00 27 July 2019)

"Hip hop legend and art lover Fab 5 Freddy saddles up to explore 15th-century Italian renaissance art in 15th-century style – on horseback."

koogs, Tuesday, 23 July 2019 12:19 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

The Fab 5 Freddy thing was both good fun and very interesting. More of this.

nashwan, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 15:25 (two months ago) link

(he popped up on imagine (iirc*) as well, that same weekend) was an interesting, slightly different take at the art of the period.

(* there was something on about cindi sherman, might've been that. the other alternative was the thing about the new tate show by the Olafur Eliasson guy)

as mentioned elsewhere, the george clark thing on council houses was v watchable.

koogs, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 15:38 (two months ago) link

and the deller thing about rave culture / riots

koogs, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 15:39 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

There's a documentary about Bruce Chatwin made by Werner Herzog on iPlayer. Nomad, it's called.

What a ridiculous clusterfuck of totally uncool jokers (jed_), Saturday, 21 September 2019 23:45 (one month ago) link

yeah i was gonna watch this on broadcast last night but decided to go to sleep cos iplayer exists, looks good tho

Fox Pithole Britain (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 22 September 2019 12:10 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

howtf is 4od still not HD ? it's 2019

be goose, do crimes (||||||||), Sunday, 13 October 2019 19:02 (one month ago) link

mate they're still using flash.

The Pingularity (ledge), Sunday, 13 October 2019 19:36 (one month ago) link

The original series of The Demon Headmaster is on iPlayer just now if you fancy a wander down memory lane before the reboot airs

boxedjoy, Monday, 14 October 2019 07:45 (four weeks ago) link

three weeks pass...

anyone else watching giri/haji? really liked the 3 episodes so far though the ending of episode 3 strains credibility beyond breaking point. the lead actor/character is dull but the supporting ones are great. love the pre-episode recaps as well.

oscar bravo, Friday, 8 November 2019 07:52 (five days ago) link

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