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Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Reply #2100 on: May 08, 2024, 10:09:12 AM »
Courtesy of the local public library streaming services:
Speakerine.  A drama set in 1960's Paris that deals with the Ministry of Information and its television broadcast, which I assume is parallel to the BBC.  The "Speakerine" of the title refers to the main female announcer.  She and her family are drawn into this drama that includes insights into contemporaneous politics, relations between the sexes, and the Algerian war.  We've seen 2 episodes so far.  It's not as good as Engrenages, which I loved, but so far, it's not bad.   With Gregory Fitousi, aka "Mr. Handsome," who seems to be in lots of stuff, from Mr. Selfridge, to Engrenages, to this.  He's in lots of other films and tv shows that I haven't seen so he's one of those guys who "gets a lot of work."

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Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Reply #2101 on: May 08, 2024, 02:25:06 PM »
The missus wanted to watch "Dead Boy Detectives" so I thought I'd give it a go. I suppose it's my current "favourite" as it's the only show I'm watching, but I am finding it decidedly meh.
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Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Reply #2102 on: June 05, 2024, 04:30:04 PM »
On amazon prime.  The Legend of El Cid.  Lots of guys in chain mail killing each other while siblings plot to steal one another kingdoms.  Stabby!  But entertaining.  Maybe I posted this before.  I'm watching it again with my husband and it's pretty engaging.  We don't have a tv so we rely on the internet.  We are also working our way through "Would I lie to you?" on youtube with David Mitchell & Lee Mack, which is pretty fun.

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Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Reply #2103 on: June 06, 2024, 03:01:46 AM »
I'm watching "Eric" with Benedict Cumberbatch and I can't help think it's just "Happy" (with Christopher Meloni) done right.
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Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Reply #2104 on: June 06, 2024, 07:11:16 AM »
Just finished Outer Range S01 - Cannot wait for season 2 as Its still confusing

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Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Reply #2105 on: June 09, 2024, 07:18:36 AM »
Watching Napoleon on amazon prime.  The music is awful, but they threw a ton of money at this production.  It's a 4 episode miniseries.  One thing that interested me was the casting of a former comedic actor as Napoleon.  Shades of Vladimir Zelensky.  Napoleon's blind ambitions for a unified Europe cost thousands of lives and subjected lots of grunt soldiers to unnecessary suffering and deprivation.  Isabella Rosselini is his Joséphine but her character isn't sufficiently fleshed out nor are the other women characters with whom he had affairs.  John Malkovich as Talleyrand is compelling even though he's still so obviously John Malkovich.  I frequently go to Wikipedia to flesh out my general ignorance of the French Revolution and the subsequent chaos that enveloped the French governments.

I recommend reading Tolstoy's War and Peace as a corrective since N comes across as an out of touch megalomaniacal jerk in that book.