The LTLF TV Thread

Phooey

Jack Armstrong
Second series, first episode of Star Trek: Picard, and, boom, talk about bringing out the big guns.
Wow! You wen't wrong, I thought the first guest was good but they just kept coming. I thought they were all looking a little old until I realised that The Next Generation started nearly 40 years ago.

So it's twice as old as the original series was when I first saw it.
 

Viktor

Warp Speed Chic
Finished Euphoria. Like Skins with a bigger cinematography budget.

Rue, played by Zendaya, has to have one of the worst storylines I've seen in TV. So dull, predictable, boring. The whole show is like a "we've paid for Zendaya, so put her in everybit".

Best characters were Lexi, who only got 2 episodes dedicated to her, and Jules, who was just sidelined because of the Rue storyline.

First series I've watched in ages as well, and it was so bloody frustrating.
 

Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
If you like proper mind-bending television that makes you think, like Black Mirror or Lost (before its last-season cop-out anyway) and you have Apple TV+, do yourself a favour and check out Severance.

It’s a proper mind-fuck, and well worth watching. Eight episodes in (the season finale is next Friday) and it’s absolutely gripping.
 

Captain Sinister

Senior doom Monger
Do I need to watch The earlier series of Star Trek when Picard was in charge of the starship?
I sat through episodes 1 and 2 of the “new” Amazon Prime series 1 last night.
To say I was totally unimpressed is a massive understatement.
It bored me rigid.
Unlike Picard, I do love SF as a rule.
But nothing in those 2 episodes did it for me.
 

Alvar Hanso

Jack Burkitt
Do I need to watch The earlier series of Star Trek when Picard was in charge of the starship?
I sat through episodes 1 and 2 of the “new” Amazon Prime series 1 last night.
To say I was totally unimpressed is a massive understatement.
It bored me rigid.
Unlike Picard, I do love SF as a rule.
But nothing in those 2 episodes did it for me.

There’s a lot of nostalgic fanservice in Picard. If you’ve not seen TNG, the films and a bit of Voyager, it won’t mean a lot to you
 

Captain Sinister

Senior doom Monger
There’s a lot of nostalgic fanservice in Picard. If you’ve not seen TNG, the films and a bit of Voyager, it won’t mean a lot to you

Setting aside continuity of understanding, and looking at the 2 episodes in isolation:
1 The CGI overwhelmed both episodes - no litter on the streets, no dog crap either, everything plastic and false (a metaphor for humanity?);
2 The acting as a result of the overuse of special effects and green screen sort of technology wasworse than wooden;
3 Human emotion and expression was notable by its complete absence;
4 The script contained virtually every stilted trash Stateside TV cliche ever served up, ever;
5 The background music was to a note mawkish, predictable and hackneyed;
6 Waving one's hands in thin air to conjure up formless computer screens was beyond my ability to willingly suspend disbelief;
7 The energy requirements of the imagined world were impossible;
8 Patrick Stewart is a damn fine actor: other than the money, what possessed him to take on such a one-dimensional underwritten and frankly unbelievable role?
9 Where was the original Star-Trek theme? Without that it isn't proper Star-Trek.
10 Understanding the back story would not have undone any of my criticisms.
However, chaque on a son gout, as they say in France.
A lot of Forum members will castigate my criticisms, and tell me it is a brilliant and imaginative piece of Sci-Fi.
Sorry guys, you enjoy it: I'll stick to Sci-fi that actually has some merit.

Edit: I had to ask Mrs S what TNG stood for, sh said "that says it all"... she also said it was as boring as fuck, and she has seen every Star-trek thing so far.
 
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Eddie Yates

Steve Chettle
Watched a 2 part documentary about Jimmy Savile on Netflix, it was disturbing

I'm also convinced that he was porking his Mam
 

Tiff

Matchday Squad
Watched a 2 part documentary about Jimmy Savile on Netflix, it was disturbing

I'm also convinced that he was porking his Mam

Watched it the other day

He told us time and time again he was a wrong ‘un, almost as if he knew if he said it out loud time and time again we would never think to question it.

The bit with Gary Glitter turned my stomach, pair of ***** the both of em.


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Eddie Yates

Steve Chettle
Watched it the other day

He told us time and time again he was a wrong ‘un, almost as if he knew if he said it out loud time and time again we would never think to question it.

The bit with Gary Glitter turned my stomach, pair of ***** the both of em.


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It was unnerving how many times he joked "my case comes up on Thursday"

So many turned people turned a blind eye
 

Trents

Jack Burkitt
Recently binge watched the 6 episodes of Moon Knight. Not the explosive action adventure I was expecting after watching the trailers. Don't get me wrong, it certainly has its moments. The problem I had was with most of the series covering a backstory with parts that floated between light, dark and the blatantly surreal. It got a bit too confusing and hard to follow for me.

Oscar Isaac was amazing though, in both his characters.
 

T.B.T.

Forum Princess
Recently binge watched the 6 episodes of Moon Knight. Not the explosive action adventure I was expecting after watching the trailers. Don't get me wrong, it certainly has its moments. The problem I had was with most of the series covering a backstory with parts that floated between light, dark and the blatantly surreal. It got a bit too confusing and hard to follow for me.

Oscar Isaac was amazing though, in both his characters.

This is on my list if things to watch but I just haven’t been excited enough by the reviews to do it. I love Marvel but undecided about this character.
 

Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
This is on my list if things to watch but I just haven’t been excited enough by the reviews to do it. I love Marvel but undecided about this character.

It’s a more cerebral series, one you have to pay attention to.

I found it better to be able to binge it all, because of the complexity of the story.

Oscar Isaac is brilliant in it, though.
 

Master Yates

John Robertson
Dr Who is so cringe-inducingly bad, they could have prime Robert de Niro as the lead and it’d still be shit


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S Peel from Gedling

Stuart Pearce
Watched Wolf Like Me on Amazon Prime this morning. It caught my eye as Isla Fisher has always given me the RFH and Josh Gadd who voices Olaf from Frozen are in it.
I enjoyed it so much that I watched 4 episodes.


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Eddie Yates

Steve Chettle
Been watching Sherwood the crime drama set in Norf Notts & a big relevance to the miners strike

Terrible Notts accents though
 

S Peel from Gedling

Stuart Pearce
Been watching Sherwood the crime drama set in Norf Notts & a big relevance to the miners strike

Terrible Notts accents though

Didn’t think it was that bad - apart from some‘local’ saying Notts Forest and the overuse of ‘duck’.
I thought Stephen Tomlinson’s Barnsley accent to be worse.

Incidentally, there was a copycat shooting of an arrow at a train on the Robin Hood line recently


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S Peel from Gedling

Stuart Pearce
Didn’t think it was that bad - apart from some‘local’ saying Notts Forest and the overuse of ‘duck’.
I thought Stephen Tomlinson’s Barnsley accent to be worse.

Incidentally, there was a copycat shooting of an arrow at a train on the Robin Hood line recently


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Now I’ve more time - I’ll say what I think of the 4 episodes I’ve so far watched in the series of Sherwood rather than comment on the actors attempts at accents.

The series is written by someone who was brought up in Ashfield district where the murders that form the basis of Sherwood took place.
I can only assume by the way it’s written that the author was from a family of striking miners - and it paints the people of Nottinghamshire in a poor light.

Without giving too much of the plot away, the hero of the series dies in Episode 1. He was an active member of the NUM and seems to have been the main one of very few in the village. Everyone else in the village are “Scabs” but complicit with the police and the government who are the real villains.

Unless I’ve missed it. At no point does the story go into why the Scabs didn’t strike. There is also no depth around the way the strike destroyed families . The subject is vaguely broached but only to paint the scabs in bad light.
I may be reading too much into the fact that the only former miner with any serious breathing issues was a Scab too.

There is scorn for the Metropolitan police- yet no mention of flying pickets.

I must qualify that I’m no expert on the miners strike. I was 17/18 at the time and I grew up in Gedling. But apart from being stopped as a suspected flying picket with my brother driving back from a trip to Oban - it never touched my life.


However disappointed I am with the way certain factors are portrayed - it’s a must watch series and I’ll be glued to the tv on Monday and Tuesday evening.


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