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>> No. 23181 Anonymous
24th July 2020
Friday 6:43 pm
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What's worth watching on the telly these days?
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>> No. 23208 Anonymous
14th August 2020
Friday 5:48 pm
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I fairly enjoyed Gangs of London. They're not really gangs though they're oligarchs. The cinematography and fight choreography is all good.
>> No. 23209 Anonymous
14th August 2020
Friday 6:16 pm
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Father Brown.
>> No. 23210 Anonymous
14th August 2020
Friday 7:37 pm
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I bought Year of the Rabbit after this post >>23183. It's good but not Matt Berries best work in my opinion - probably because it's a comedy crime drama with an actual story arc, but some of the characters are a little grating too. At points Matt Berries telltale style doesn't fit well with the setting, but it's still worth a watch and i'll keep an eye out for series 2.
>> No. 23212 Anonymous
25th August 2020
Tuesday 8:19 pm
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Inside the Bruderhof was alright. It felt like it only scratched the surface but I suppose that's all they were allowed to do.
>> No. 23213 Anonymous
25th August 2020
Tuesday 10:20 pm
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It was a mostly typical documentary with some text on slides at the end that sort of undermined the rest of it.

>> No. 23185 Anonymous
4th August 2020
Tuesday 8:55 pm
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Do you have any anime recommendations?

This year I got into the habit of watching Natsume's Book of Friends before bed. I've found anime in general to be good for helping you unwide when you're otherwise entirely busy with work. Natsume seems to tick the right boxes for me in providing escapism with self-contained stories that make you think. Previously I've enjoyed Mushishi and Kino's Journey for the same reasons of relaxation.
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>> No. 23200 Anonymous
6th August 2020
Thursday 9:40 am
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The A.D. Police and Bubblegum Crisis stuff has a similar vibe maybe.
>> No. 23201 Anonymous
6th August 2020
Thursday 5:58 pm
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>if anyone has other sci-fi-ish recommendations I'll take them.

The only Space one I can think of right now is "Tytania", but it's actually really disappointing, considering it's by the Legend of Galactic Heroes author.

On the other hand, "Real Drive / RD Sennou Chousashitsu" (by the same writer as Ghost in the Shell) takes a laid-back approach to Sci-Fi. It's set on an artificial island somewhere in the South Pacific, using a fully connected AR-based society which makes use of saltwater as a data storage medium. Some residents of the island have found ways to hack into this "Meta-Real" system for the purposes of pleasure-seeking and crime, and so an investigation team uses a "diver" to catch them like something out of The Lawnmower Man.
Many of the stories are self-contained but slot into an overarching narrative of social quandaries and plutocratic backstabbing. There's a lot of stuff there that would appeal to someone who is into the kind of stories that fetaured in 2000AD, for example.
>> No. 23202 Anonymous
6th August 2020
Thursday 11:09 pm
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Vinland Saga was my most recent watch, that's definitely a fantastic bit of Medieval brit larp.
>> No. 23203 Anonymous
6th August 2020
Thursday 11:20 pm
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Made in Abyss has a nice episodic story telling style. It's a bit like Kino's Journey in that there's "mild peril" in it, but it has that feeling of exploration that seems to only scratch the surface of the world it lives in.
>> No. 23211 Anonymous
23rd August 2020
Sunday 6:03 pm
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I should say that another anime that I'm watching right now is Re:Zero. It does have cliché elements being an anime about a NEET transported into a fantasy world but there's an interesting idea around how fucked up it would be to live with a particular superpower.

Spoiler for what that is ruins episode 1 but I assume you will have watched it already if the above were enough: When he dies he returns to a save point. Every 3-4 episodes is him facing off against some challenge and mostly having to watch all his friends die over and over until he gets it right.

>ACCA:13-ku Kansatsu-ka (not the Insurance company) - A bright and colourful web of political intrigue in !NOTAmerica. Everyone is fucking beautiful for some reason.

I really enjoyed this. I'd say its really more a political thriller in !NOTJapan if it never formed a unitary state because you have elements that fit strongly with the past and present of Japanese monarchy and an underlying allegory to the Japanese succession debate.

>> No. 20473 Anonymous
8th March 2016
Tuesday 8:00 pm
20473 Star Trek
If anyone's interested, Voyager and TNG are continually playing at http://vaughnlive.tv/downlorrd .

Also general Star Trek thread, what do you think of the new movies? What setting would you want a new series to be in?
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>> No. 23176 Anonymous
23rd July 2020
Thursday 3:56 pm
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I'm not really a Star Trek-head but this just looks like Rick & Morty with a Trek skin. Reminds me a bit of the recent Thundercats show, modern lolsorandumxd humour applied to a well loved and respected franchise.
>> No. 23177 Anonymous
23rd July 2020
Thursday 5:29 pm
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> but then as soon as it comes out, they are playing it or watching it.

All I can tell you is I personally stopped watching, and I loved Star Trek. It won't stop my love of the originals but without some major shift in creative control I am not interested in doing anything other than complaining that it isn’t how it should be, unless someone whose judgement I trust tells me otherwise.

I think the inertia will carry people to watch these shows with hope for a while, this isn't a case of this being 'bad star trek' this is a case of a brand being cheaply milked. This is the equivalent of all that silly Cthulhu crap you get that has nothing to do with the original books, only it has the stamp of authenticity on it.
>> No. 23178 Anonymous
23rd July 2020
Thursday 6:58 pm
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I've not seen massive angry reaction against nu-Trek really. Many people seem to enjoy it, well, not "many", but some. I've never really seen a boycot movement either, but if there were one it's easy to make a bunch of folk on the internet seem like a Mongol hoard, trampling across all before it, when in reality it's just a few dozen angry weirdos. I think what you've done is take a few disparate things and turn them into a big thing that doesn't exist in reality.

Also I know it's not strictly Star Trek related but I think I saw Mike Stoklasa nearly cry earlier and I'm forever changed by it.
>> No. 23179 Anonymous
23rd July 2020
Thursday 7:14 pm
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I've just watched that. What a bizarre saga. The rumour is that the Shatner twitter account is actually run by one of his daughters, which probably explains a lot.
>> No. 23180 Anonymous
23rd July 2020
Thursday 10:23 pm
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> I know it's not strictly Star Trek related but I think I saw Mike Stoklasa nearly cry earlier and I'm forever changed by it.

For the uninitiated who are curious


for the uninitiated who are curious with short attention spans 19 mins in.

>> No. 23173 Anonymous
5th June 2020
Friday 1:08 pm
23173 Our Alan
>The podcast will unveil a "more reflective Alan" as he tries to attract a young and diverse audience.

Always knew he was one of us. .gs revival imminent?

>> No. 23160 Anonymous
20th May 2020
Wednesday 7:06 pm
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>The BBC is considering the case for bringing back BBC Three as a regular TV channel, four years after it was taken off air and moved online. The youth channel, which commissioned hits like Normal People and Fleabag, will also have its budget doubled.

>It left linear TV in 2016 to save £30m, and because the corporation said young people were watching more shows online. The BBC now says it is "considering the case" for returning the channel to "linear television". A BBC spokesman said "we'd be wrong not to back a service that is doing better than anyone could have ever conceived". The turnaround will be formally announced as part of the BBC's annual plan on Wednesday, but there was no news about the fate of BBC Four, which has been rumoured for the axe.


There's lots of rumours at the moment that BBC Four will either become a repeats channel or be hived off into some international market channel. I guess the focus of the BBC these days is producing buying shit that nobody will watch.
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>> No. 23168 Anonymous
22nd May 2020
Friday 1:18 am
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How much does the Corporation make from its global wing then? Selling syndication rights to things like Doctor Who and Clarkson-era silly Top Gear must be worth a fair bit and easily cover the cost of cheap quiz shows that have been a thing for 20 odd years. If there's going to be any review of funding, what could reasonably be assumed if the Corporation introduces a digital only license? I can think of a fair few negatives, mostly privacy issues and the associated costs of administrating and maintaining whatever system is decided on.

It's a bit late now, I'll more than likely be back when it isn't dark.
>> No. 23169 Anonymous
22nd May 2020
Friday 1:23 am
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I don't need to pay the license fee, but I'd happily pay a tax or pay the license fee every month if that doggy diarrhea stained pile of rancid camel cum compnay "TV Licensing" wasn't involved.
>> No. 23170 Anonymous
22nd May 2020
Friday 6:47 pm
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The annoying thing is I'd pay the licensce fee every month but "TV Licensing" can die on a doggy diarrhea dappled pile of rancid camel cum. I'd much rather the BBC be funded by an NI style tax.
>> No. 23171 Anonymous
22nd May 2020
Friday 6:50 pm
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We heard you the first time.
>> No. 23172 Anonymous
22nd May 2020
Friday 6:50 pm
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I lost the delete password, sorry.

>> No. 23155 Anonymous
15th May 2020
Friday 11:02 pm
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Just a nice watch.

>> No. 23151 Anonymous
18th April 2020
Saturday 9:11 am
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I realise this is going to sound like a bit of a nostalgia goggles 'it was better in my day' post but what happened to 'good shit' television? Has it been replaced completely with reality TV?
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>> No. 23152 Anonymous
19th April 2020
Sunday 1:30 pm
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How are you defining shit television? How are you defining good shit television?

This got discussed here previously and there is some answers for you contained within this thread, some of the YouTube links are broken but you get the idea.
>> No. 23153 Anonymous
19th April 2020
Sunday 1:50 pm
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>How are you defining good shit television?

>> No. 23154 Anonymous
19th April 2020
Sunday 9:21 pm
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It died along with 4later.

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>> No. 23132 Anonymous
14th April 2020
Tuesday 3:26 am
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Bit late but what did we reckon?
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>> No. 23146 Anonymous
15th April 2020
Wednesday 7:43 pm
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It was alright.

Ideally they need to end it.
Do a proper final episode or two to resolve the overarching story of getting home and finding Kochanski etc, before one of them cops it. I know it's essentially devolved into a no continuity series of sketches now, but it did have a plot in the beginning.
>> No. 23147 Anonymous
15th April 2020
Wednesday 7:55 pm
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>finding Kochanski

Only if they get Clare Grogan back.
>> No. 23148 Anonymous
15th April 2020
Wednesday 8:23 pm
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All of the essential plot points built over the first two series were largely forgotten after the series three "reboot"*.

* Yes I know it wasn't a reboot per se but the tone of the show changed completely and a lot of previous plot (i.e. turning around and going back to earth) was pushed to the back burner in and replaced with general space shenanigans; even the series two cliff-hanger that would have taken us deeper into the plot established back in "Future Echoes" was resolved off screen.
>> No. 23149 Anonymous
16th April 2020
Thursday 1:42 am
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I don't know, the series' overall arc calls into question the necessity of its premise. Lister has already lived a full and meaningful life, and fathered and mothered children, including himself. Earth is probably barren of humanity. Going back to his 23rd century might be a nice retirement option for him, but I think his personal arc is to come to terms with being the last living human in his universe, rather than changing that fate for himself.
>> No. 23150 Anonymous
16th April 2020
Thursday 2:09 pm
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I agree that they need to end it, I actually think the title might be a bit of a troll on Doug Naylors part, it seems like something he would do.

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>> No. 21977 Anonymous
17th December 2017
Sunday 2:37 am
21977 Star Wars: The Last Jedi
I don't know what I was expecting, but I wasn't expecting lore breaking dues ex machina fuckery and overt character assassination.

It's fucking shite.
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>> No. 22447 Anonymous
19th September 2018
Wednesday 7:10 pm
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They've only been showing new episodes of series 12 since the start of this month. Not saying which Chaser because one of you moon ovens would probably be able to identify me from that information alone.
>> No. 22466 Anonymous
7th October 2018
Sunday 10:05 pm
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Speaking from experience, if you got abuse on Twitter you probably took the minus offer, which is a cunt's trick and if so you deserved to lose, or you were so unbelievably thick that you infuriated viewers.


Mr "I went on national telly and I'll tell you just enough to show off but not enough for you to be able to actually SEE me!" Except by telling us that you got abuse on Twitter you have probably given away too much anyway.
>> No. 22467 Anonymous
8th October 2018
Monday 1:59 am
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Hmmm. I wonder why they didn't want to identify themselves.
>> No. 23127 Anonymous
10th April 2020
Friday 7:34 pm
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Are any of the Star Wars novels worth reading? I know most of them are no longer canon, but I enjoy the Star Wars universe enough to want to see more about it. Particularly interested in Mandalorians because of the Disney Plus series.
>> No. 23129 Anonymous
10th April 2020
Friday 8:15 pm
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I liked shadow of the empire although I don't think that it's in any way canon any more.

>> No. 23112 Anonymous
7th April 2020
Tuesday 11:30 pm
23112 (the film probably didn't look like this pic)
There was this animated film i saw years ago with these black humanoid figures that disguised themselves as humans. The only real difference between the two was the aliens had heads where their crotches should be and genitals where their heads should be, and they spat into eachothers mouths as a greeting. The main character is disgusted by this and finds his society being taken over by these creatures, and at the end he finds out his family are all aliens and kills them, only to find his own head fall off and reveal the genitals beneath.

The animation was quite simple with few colours - i particularly remember the black figures and dark orange backgrounds.

I'm sure it was called Zogs and narrated by Bill Bailey but i can't find anything on google nor Bill Bailey's listed bodies of work.

I must have caught it late one night on regular british TV.

Does anyone remember this film?
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>> No. 23113 Anonymous
7th April 2020
Tuesday 11:47 pm
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>> No. 23114 Anonymous
8th April 2020
Wednesday 11:45 am
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>> No. 23115 Anonymous
8th April 2020
Wednesday 12:07 pm
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Thanks so much! How did you find it?
My image wasn't that far off, huh?
>> No. 23116 Anonymous
8th April 2020
Wednesday 12:19 pm
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Your image was very good. I just googled it. I hadn't heard of it before.

>> No. 23093 Anonymous
21st March 2020
Saturday 8:09 pm
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Ziang's Food Workshop

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>> No. 23107 Anonymous
21st March 2020
Saturday 11:57 pm
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They'll be the death of us yet, anyway. Their poor have a truly unfortunate habit of consuming antibiotic pills individually (as in, one at a time, not a full treatment), failing to kill whatever bacteriological infection they were suffering from, and then shitting where they walk, eventually introducing the now-resistant bacterial strain into the food chain. This is a slow but methodical way to create antibiotic immunity in harmful bacteria, and has been instrumental in wiping out the usefulness of many of the most effective antibiotics.
>> No. 23108 Anonymous
22nd March 2020
Sunday 12:08 am
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They've bred a new strain of mega-TB.

>> No. 23109 Anonymous
22nd March 2020
Sunday 6:46 pm
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We're pretty much the only country in the world that effectively limits anti-biotic prescriptions. And even then, we undo a lot of that hard work by putting anti-biotics in animal feed and so on.

Like I said a while ago, never mind covid, it's going to be antibiotic resistance that will get us to the end. Look at the graph of global population over the 20th century, and you'll notice we'd hit the peak up until antibiotics were made widely available.
>> No. 23110 Anonymous
22nd March 2020
Sunday 8:24 pm
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>We're pretty much the only country in the world that effectively limits anti-biotic prescriptions.

Got anything to back that up? I get that we regulate the stronger stuff pretty effectively but there's still big problems with over-prescribing penicillin.

Note an actual experience of mine a few years back:
GP: "Yes that cyst on your neck is infected, I'll give you some antibiotics."
Me: "Can you cut it out please so it doesn't keep getting infected again in future?"
GP: "No, it's just cosmetic."

Also the many many cases of tonsillitis which could be caused by a viral infection such as glandular fever, but the doctors will rather just prescribe antibiotics first instead of screening.
>> No. 23111 Anonymous
22nd March 2020
Sunday 10:28 pm
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I don't have any figures, but: Something like 99% of organisms are resistant to penicillin, amoxicillin and derivatives already, so it really don't matter. You can prescribe that while having a swab sent off to the lab to rule out other sources of infection.

When a doctor sends a swab from an infected would or tonsilitis or whatever for testing, it's usually not really to see if/how it's infected. They usually already know that because the vast majority of infections your average person gets are mundade and entirely commonplace. What they're really sending it off for is to see which antibiotics the infection is sensitive and resistant to.

There's then first, second and third line antibiotics which the consultant microbiologist selectively authorises. When the doctor gets the report back from the lab it only includes the first line, the others are censored so some silly bugger doesn't go giving out gentamicin for a chest infection without specific authorisation.

>> No. 23089 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 10:03 pm
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This isn't about fighting and it's very good.

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>> No. 23090 Anonymous
5th March 2020
Thursday 10:15 pm
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Jon Bois is the greatest living storyteller.

>> No. 23091 Anonymous
6th March 2020
Friday 12:42 am
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Thirded, Jon Bois is Pretty Good. The College American Football game that ended 222-0 video sticks out in my mind.

I haven't really been keeping track of his recent works outside of Fighting in the Age of Loneliness though, he collaborates a lot more now.

Felix Biederman narrating this ended up getting me into Chapo Trap House quite heavily, I'm still not sure if that's a good thing or not.
>> No. 23092 Anonymous
6th March 2020
Friday 9:27 pm
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>Fighting in the Age of Loneliness
This is interesting so far. Not quite sure where he's going with all the socioeconomic stuff but I guess I'll find out.

I wish the producers wouldn't use that fucking "watercolour" filter on all the live video, though. I wonder if they're trying to avoid DMCA takedowns? Pretty irritating.

>> No. 23039 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 12:18 pm
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Mrs Brown's Boys has beaten Fleabag and After Life to win a fifth comedy prize at the National Television Awards.

The awards, voted for by the British public, saw Jesy Nelson, Peaky Blinders and Sir Michael Palin all collect prizes. Ant and Dec, meanwhile, enjoyed their 19th straight NTA success as best presenters.


I don't get it. I really don't get it.
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>> No. 23064 Anonymous
30th January 2020
Thursday 5:04 pm
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I still like The Mighty Boosh but, in an act of typically inadvertent pretention, I think the best series is the radio one. Tragically in the current political climate you can't even quote Bob Fossil's immortal line "I hate whites" without some rabid Thatcherite cancelling you on social media, so that's a shame.
>> No. 23065 Anonymous
30th January 2020
Thursday 5:13 pm
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I was never a fan of the boosh but other than having a chuckle at Simon Amstell taking the piss out of Noel's sense of humour I don't really care.
>> No. 23066 Anonymous
30th January 2020
Thursday 6:21 pm
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I had a powerful dislike of the Mighty Boosh when I was younger (and I'm sure I must have typed a bunch of angry shite here about it at least once back around the dawn of time) but in retrospect it was just a bunch of silly student bollocks, hardly worth getting worked up over. I think part of it was that Noel Fielding somehow looked a bit too old to be fannying around with shows (and hair) like that, he's probably not a bad bloke in reality but if it turned out he was a nonce all along I wouldn't be too shocked.

I suspect I'd still genuinely despise Little Britain. No interest in checking though.
>> No. 23067 Anonymous
30th January 2020
Thursday 9:40 pm
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I'm with you on both. I found the Mighty Boost just completely mystifying. Little Britain is just bad.
>> No. 23068 Anonymous
31st January 2020
Friday 12:43 am
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>You know Howard Moon was written as a more intelligent version of Juilian Barret, right? And Vince Noir as a stupider version of Noel Fielding?

From >>23048

>For me it spark an interest in drawing a direct real world parrell with Nathan Barley and Dan Ashcroft with Julian Barret once again being the suffer Auture paired up with a popularist imbacile.

I feel like it was self evident that I knew that information.

>> No. 22958 Anonymous
4th December 2019
Wednesday 12:16 am
22958 How'd You Like "The Irishman" (2019)?
I really enjoyed this film and it's growing on me more and more since I saw it last week. I'm perfectly happy to hear people slate things I enjoy, but all the negative things I see people saying about it are just wrong opinions. I was totally focused on it throughout and the final half an hour might have been my favourite part of the whole film. Youngest De Niro looks bad, but other than that the youngification didn't bother me because it was a necessity for this kind of story (it's not the same as resurrecting Peter Cushing like in that God awful Rogue One film). A story which I don't think is getting enough credit for how well it weaves together all the different eras it takes place it.

That fish conversation's going to baffle people from now until the heat death of the Universe, at least it has me.
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>> No. 23015 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 5:12 pm
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Get it for a month, watch everything you want and then sack it off. There's little point having a monthly subscription with any of the streaming services.
>> No. 23016 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 5:15 pm
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Normal people have friends.
>> No. 23017 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 5:39 pm
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I, for one, don't even own a friend.
>> No. 23018 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 5:46 pm
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There's got to be at least one to two dozen box sets worth watching. You can't do that in a month if you're an adult.
>> No. 23019 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 6:17 pm
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Perhaps two months then. There isn't that much good content on Netflix, especially once you've got through the likes of It's Always Sunny, and certainly not enough to warrant subscribing to it continually over sporadically dipping in and out.

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