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Started American Gods season 2 last night - glad to see it's as batshit as always.
Just finished this - pretty boring tbh, a whole season where nothing happens. I always felt Ian McShane was miscast and Ricky Whittle is dull but he hasn't got much to work with. The new gods are painfully devoid of any personality - I guess they got that right.

Kali - how could you make such a character so dull? It's Kali ffs. You've got a great actor there but give her an Apu-like existence.

Emily Browning is also totally underused.

Don't get me started on him "of the long arm"...
 

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Just finished this - pretty boring tbh, a whole season where nothing happens. I always felt Ian McShane was miscast and Ricky Whittle is dull but he hasn't got much to work with. The new gods are painfully devoid of any personality - I guess they got that right.

Kali - how could you make such a character so dull? It's Kali ffs. You've got a great actor there but give her an Apu-like existence.

Emily Browning is also totally underused.

Don't get me started on him "of the long arm"...
Honestly...we only got two episodes in and gave up, pretty much for the same reasons. Yeah it looks great, but boring as hell.

Moved on to GLOW, far more entertaining.
 

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I've discovered the BFI player. Lot's of films you can subscribe for but also some free stuff. There's an interesting pop culture section - I watched a film about Notting Hill in 1970 when it was very run-down, and another short - The Adventures of Son of Exploding Sausage, featuring the Bonzo Dog Band & assorted children on a farm. Pretty wacky.

There's also some punk stuff filmed in King's Rd 1978, Merseybeat film early 60s, amongst other stuff.
 

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Horizon: What's the Matter with Tony Slattery? Where the comedian seeks help and a proper diagnosis for his mental health problems. No easy answers, predictably, but past trauma seems to be a major factor. I won't reveal too much if you want to watch it on iPlayer, but it is quite sad, and all the way through you're willing him to get better.
 

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Horizon: What's the Matter with Tony Slattery?
I was reading about this in the Guardian this morning, GNC, and also an interview he'd done with the paper. It sounds interesting, it sounds like you thought it was well done?. TS was ubiquitous on the tv wasn't he. It is sad when people's demons get the better of them. It sounds like he's on an upward trajectory albeit gradual. Which is good.
 

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I'm still sticking with Killing Eve despite being a bit 'meh' about it, and just having watching last Sundays episode with Villianelle and her family I've realised what it is I don't like about it. Eve. Without her in this episode it was so much more fun.
The crappy village fete was a laugh. Apparently Russians don't have welly wanging but cow pat throwing. Lol. And her sister in law explaining how the earth is flat and the world is ruled by lizard elites, is all the better for the fact Villianelle actually works for the secret elites (probably not lizards).
 

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Upload on Amazon. Grim AND funny. We laughed so hard we were gasping for breath. Recommended.
I won't mention any particular scene, but if you watch the first episode you'll spot the one that nearly killed us.
 

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A lot of us would settle for the lizards now. Humans are done; bring on the space lizards!
That's what the Pangolins are up to. Mammals, like humans but they look like lizards. They've started the advance to destroy us before welcoming our space lizard overlords.
 

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I was reading about this in the Guardian this morning, GNC, and also an interview he'd done with the paper. It sounds interesting, it sounds like you thought it was well done?. TS was ubiquitous on the tv wasn't he. It is sad when people's demons get the better of them. It sounds like he's on an upward trajectory albeit gradual. Which is good.
I did, there was always a danger it would be exploitative, but it was geared towards showing what you could do to get help if you're suffering, rather than staring and pointing at a poor soul down on his luck. It did end on a more hopeful note than it started, but it just shows you how one nasty piece of work can ruin your life years later. No easy answers, but at least he has his stage show to get him out of the house (or it did - the lockdown will have put paid to that recently I suppose).
 

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I'm still sticking with Killing Eve despite being a bit 'meh' about it, and just having watching last Sundays episode with Villianelle and her family I've realised what it is I don't like about it. Eve. Without her in this episode it was so much more fun.
The crappy village fete was a laugh. Apparently Russians don't have welly wanging but cow pat throwing. Lol. And her sister in law explaining how the earth is flat and the world is ruled by lizard elites, is all the better for the fact Villianelle actually works for the secret elites (probably not lizards).
That episode was kind of strange, but I liked it too, probably because the great Jodie Comer was centre stage (nice diversion from why she wasn't speaking Russian - "She thinks it makes her more interesting!"). Eve has been such a miseryguts these past few episodes, but she was more engaged this week with a mystery to solve, which was encouraging.

I remember "cow chip tossing" on Roy Castle's Record Breakers (or it might have been Just Amazing) many moons ago!
 

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On the iPlayer until Tuesday - The Borderlands
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0464qtx/the-borderlands
It's a superbly British horror film, dark humour and some moments where you jump. I liked it a lot. It's essentially about some people investigating strange goings on at an old church, so a suitably fortean theme.
 

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'Hollywood' on Netflix. The latest series from Ryan Murphy. Pretty good so far. The blurb goes: In post-World War II Hollywood, aspiring actors and filmmakers will do almost anything to make their showbiz dreams come true.
 

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'Hollywood' on Netflix. The latest series from Ryan Murphy. Pretty good so far. The blurb goes: In post-World War II Hollywood, aspiring actors and filmmakers will do almost anything to make their showbiz dreams come true.
I quite fancy that. Have you read the Hollywood memoirs of the time, like David Niven's? I'm wondering how they compare.
 

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I quite fancy that. Have you read the Hollywood memoirs of the time, like David Niven's? I'm wondering how they compare.
The Moon's a Balloon? I don't normally read biographies, but I read that. It was reasonably entertaining.
 

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I quite fancy that. Have you read the Hollywood memoirs of the time, like David Niven's? I'm wondering how they compare.
The show Hollywood is a fanciful re-telling of some of the legendary stories and characters from the Golden Years of Hollywood. Peg Entwistle, the actress who jumps from the Hollywood sign has a storyline as does the male brothel of Scotty Bowers maquerading as a gas/petrol station. Rock Hudson is a featured character.
I have read 'The Moon's A Ballooon' many moons ago and I think like Errol Flynn's autobiography there's a lot of tall tales mixed in with the truth and the reader is left to make their own minds up as to what's what.
 

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The science of how the nasty old Skeksis projected an anti-matter field that made it invisible to radar was over my head. But it was nice to see the pretty Lady-Scientist get some good dialogue and not have to make the coffee.
 

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I have waited patiently and expectantly for The Curse of Skinwalker Ranch on the History channel to begin. And I finally got to watch Episode 1 yesterday.

What a pile of sh*t! I was so disappointed. It's a cross between a documentary, a dramatisation and the maybe the X-Files. A wealthy land owner swishing about in his Ferrari, flying out a specialist to meet a bunch of overly dramatic farm hands and a clichéd security guy.

The whole thing just stank. Honestly, I haven't been this disappointed with a series since...well, never.
 

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I have waited patiently and expectantly for The Curse of Skinwalker Ranch on the History channel to begin. And I finally got to watch Episode 1 yesterday.

What a pile of sh*t! I was so disappointed. It's a cross between a documentary, a dramatisation and the maybe the X-Files. A wealthy land owner swishing about in his Ferrari, flying out a specialist to meet a bunch of overly dramatic farm hands and a clichéd security guy.

The whole thing just stank. Honestly, I haven't been this disappointed with a series since...well, never.
It doesn’t get any better...
 
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