The LTLF TV Thread

Dogtits

#1 Forest fan in NA
No idea if y’all got the Netflix limited series “keep sweet, pray and obey” in the UK but god damn the leader of the Mormon sect FLDS, Warren Jeffs, was fucking CRAZY. Dude had 72 wife’s and had sex with 12 year olds, in the name of Jesus Christ.
 

Blinkin

I Piss Excellence
No idea if y’all got the Netflix limited series “keep sweet, pray and obey” in the UK but god damn the leader of the Mormon sect FLDS, Warren Jeffs, was fucking CRAZY. Dude had 72 wife’s and had sex with 12 year olds, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Lots of people do sick shit in the name of religion friend and that will always be the case smh.
 

Huxley

John Robertson
We started watching it but the idea that a few religious elders can rule over a whole community seemed a little too ….dark ages.
 

Eddie Yates

Steve Chettle
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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The writer forgot to mention that the strike was undemocratic and that picketing anywhere other than your own place of work is illegal

I wonder if we'll get a scene where a concrete slab is dropped on a taxi driver taking a bloke to work
 

Captain Sinister

Senior doom Monger
I have just watched the first 4 and have mixed views about Sherwood.
My main concern is whether it is really a good idea to produce a work of fiction based on such sad, emotive, and divisive events.
So much of what really happened is still hidden from the public because of the secretive nature of the police and intelligence services.
I think the "Robin hood" elements are really overplayed... "Let's set a drama in Notts. What is Notts famous for? "
"Robin Hood and coal miners".
"Oh good - we'll have a fictional family of villains led by an alpha-male father, who run an archery alley; a lad mentally destrotyed by the miners stirke, who incidentally is a devotee of the archery place, and who seems to like dressing like popular Robin Hood illustrations, and a village torn apart by the UDM/NUM factions. Add in an undercover copper gone bad, and it is a sure fire winner".
The fact one of the murders is based on an actual murder (I don't know if the perpetrator/victim relationship was the same as in the serialisation) is potentially very distressing for the surviving relatives of the victims.
All in all, while I intend watching episodes 5 and 6, I think it is salick piece of dumbed-down TV, capitalising on the public's penchant for murder programmes.
 

Viktor

Warp Speed Chic
The writer, or director (maybe both) went on the radio to explain why it's Notts and not Nottm and I can see why they went with it. Quite clever imo.

And I live near Sherwood.
 

Winnits

Viv Anderson
The character who said Notts Forest was from Donny. It’s a small thing and probably accurate since Notts/Nottingham have been fairly interchangeable in common parlance until relatively recently.

I’ve enjoyed the series for what it is, a work of fiction based loosely on the goings on up there 20 odd years ago. I’m not particularly close to the miners strike either, so maybe that’s why it doesn’t rankle so much. Thought the Notts accents weren’t too bad too!
 

Eddie Yates

Steve Chettle
Had to laugh when the fella was having a crafty tug & his phone was connected to the Bluetooth speaker & his daughter in law could here the porn he was watching

Something for us all to bear mind!
 

Dogtits

#1 Forest fan in NA
netflix’s “the unexplained” is essentially a history channel show but with 10x more money behind it hahah i LOVE IT


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Barbus

Steve Chettle
Been avoiding the thread in case of Sherwood spoilers. Finished it last night.
Have to disagree with the criticism of the accents. OK David Morrissey didn't quite nail his, but mainly I think they were pretty accurate for north Notts, as was the dialogue most of the time, apart from Notts Forest-gate, but I accept the writer's reasoning behind that. You can tell he's local as the dialects and little local phrases were there.
The train driver sounded more south Notts but he could have moved, people do.

As an aside, I remember the father-daughter murder in Huthwaite from the time, but not other one. Weird how memory works.
 

Captain Sinister

Senior doom Monger
Been avoiding the thread in case of Sherwood spoilers. Finished it last night.
Have to disagree with the criticism of the accents. OK David Morrissey didn't quite nail his, but mainly I think they were pretty accurate for north Notts, as was the dialogue most of the time, apart from Notts Forest-gate, but I accept the writer's reasoning behind that. You can tell he's local as the dialects and little local phrases were there.
The train driver sounded more south Notts but he could have moved, people do.

As an aside, I remember the father-daughter murder in Huthwaite from the time, but not other one. Weird how memory works.
I too saved up the last 2 episodes for last night.
My view was that it improved with each episode, and the final one moved me to tears... the footage of the end of British heavy industry was particularly moving.
 

Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
Out forra meal fer Gerts bofday, James Garner 2 tables down.

Eez gerrin a fukin gret big hug inna bit 😁
Almost as impressive as when me and my daughter had a table next to Ben Osborn and Eric Lichaj at Nandos, Raymondo😂

To be fair to both (then) Forest men, they made a proper fuss of my daughter after I’d pointed out who they were, and explicitly explained she should leave them alone to finish their Chicken.

Which, of course, she didn’t. 😂
 

Rosie

Youth Team
I'm really enjoying the new series of The Boys on Prime - dark but very watchable
I love this show - binge-watched the first two series over the last weekend and just a couple more to get up to date. My jaw dropped at the reveal at the end of series 2. 😳

Can’t figure out where the storyline is going to end up - I suppose that’s all part of the fun! I also now have a bet with my other half how many times Butcher says “c**t” in each episode!
 
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