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A common day-dream not confined to Midsomer I suspect.
Most people give it a day or two though. The imaginary shotgun might stay unloaded long enough to see the first plate of turkey sandwiches.*

*My late maternal grandmother would salt the turkey sandwiches while chatting, forget she'd done it and do it again and possibly once more before they were passed round. Made them crunchy.

The ex quite looked forward to his seasonal seagull sarnies.
 

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one of my and my wife’s favourites. Once it started going properly from about episode 5 onwards we just fell in love with the characters, flaws and all.
the character development in this show is amazing.
We were gutted when it ended.
Out of interest, have you seen this ? (characters returned to normal life with a memory swipe)

 

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Tech is bingeing Alex Rider. It's a complex spy series aimed at teenagers so while there are plenty of twists, you don't get the gratuitous shagging and violence.
TV shagging and violence bore me. I can get that at home.
 

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Watched Haunter on Prime which is the sort of ghost/chiller film I like - no sex, no gore and an interesting premise. A sixteen year old girl becomes aware she's in a 'Groundhog Day' loop and figures out early on that she's dead - as is her family, but they don't know it.
 

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Watched Haunter on Prime which is the sort of ghost/chiller film I like - no sex, no gore and an interesting premise. A sixteen year old girl becomes aware she's in a 'Groundhog Day' loop and figures out early on that she's dead - as is her family, but they don't know it.
Oooh, I'll have a look at that! I LOVE afterlife drama.
 

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Searching on Prime for something to watch as TV is an insult. Re-ran last episode of The Magicians (fourth season) and blubbed at the ending again. Then found a fifth season. It's finally Christmas.
Started watching this last night on your recommendation. It's better than you would imagine, thanks for the heads-up. I'd never even heard of it before.
 

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Currently on a ‘Mad Men’ rewatch, possibly the 3rd or 4th time. One of the greatest shows of all time IMHO (even though nothing ever happens! It’s all about character development) and highly recommended if you’ve never seen it.

Also on my first time watching Netflix’s ‘The Crown’. Never had much interest in the royals, nor this show, but I’m intrigued to see Gillian Anderson playing Thatcher so I decided to start it from the beginning and am enjoying it.

Then I will get onto ‘The Expanse’ season 5 at some point. I’m not as enamoured with that show as most people (probably because I enjoyed what I saw in my head whilst reading the book a lot more than what ended up on screen) but it’s decent.
 

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King Cohen on Amazon Prime. A documentary about prolific writer/director Larry Cohen. Quite entertaining, especially the stories of his habit of filming in public places without permission and he comes over as a likeable sort of chap.
 

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King Cohen on Amazon Prime. A documentary about prolific writer/director Larry Cohen. Quite entertaining, especially the stories of his habit of filming in public places without permission and he comes over as a likeable sort of chap.
Yes, that's a good little film, and I'm glad they got his stories down before he died. They don't mention he made a lot of enemies, though! Garrett Morris (Saturday Night Live, The Stuff) really hated him!
 

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Watched Haunter on Prime which is the sort of ghost/chiller film I like - no sex, no gore and an interesting premise. A sixteen year old girl becomes aware she's in a 'Groundhog Day' loop and figures out early on that she's dead - as is her family, but they don't know it.
Watched, enjoyed. :cool:
 

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o_O but but no-one ever likes what I like.
 

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o_O but but no-one ever likes what I like.
I mean when I say ENJOYED, I actually mean, well, it passed the time between being born and ending up dead.

No seriously, glad I watched it so thanks for the recommendation.
 

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Anyone watched 'The Great'? A US comedy drama although curiously featuring only UK actors, not at all factually accurate, about Catherine the Great?

It was originally on one of the streaming services but is now on Ch 4. Only 1 episode so far which is on their player. Modern sensibilities, great sets, costumes, cast. It seems to divide opinions on imdb. Some hate it for historical inaccuracy, sexual content, smuttiness, swearing etc, many others love it for exactly the same reasons + the comedy. First episode I found very watchable.
 

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Whenever people have a go at historical inaccuracy in light entertainment or comedy, I can't help asking "you do know it's fiction, don't you?" I love history but I also love comedies such as "Blackadder" (of course), "Upstart Crow" (took a while to grow on me) and "Chelmsford 123" (don't judge me). :)
 

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The Ripper. Fascinating documentary on Netflix about Peter Sutcliffe, the recently deceased Yorkshire Ripper, his crimes and the police quest to catch him. We're 3 episodes in. It's engrossing.
There was an interesting BBC documentary on the subject not so long ago: The Yorkshire Ripper Files: A Very British Crime Story.
It's still on BBC iPlayer, but I don't know if or where it might be available where you are - might be worth seeing if someone's YouTubed it
 

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Whenever people have a go at historical inaccuracy in light entertainment or comedy, I can't help asking "you do know it's fiction, don't you?" I love history but I also love comedies such as "Blackadder" (of course), "Upstart Crow" (took a while to grow on me) and "Chelmsford 123" (don't judge me). :)
it’s bizarre how many people I know have never heard of Chelmsford 123. I‘ve no idea if it would hold up now, but at 16 years old it was one of my favourites. Every time I hear Romford I’m reminded of the show.

EDIT: Found it on streaming, that’s this evenings viewing sorted.

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/chelmsford-123?cntsrc=social_share_ios_chelmsford_123
 
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I recorded a Ch 4 documentary about swingers called, imaginatively, Swingers. It features lots of people visiting a swingers' club and, y'know, swinging.

About halfway through it and I've just heard the novel expression serious truncheons. o_O

Highly recommendable so far.

That's Swingers, not swinging. I haven't tried that.
 

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Going to start watching 'Halt and Catch Fire' soon as it was recommended to me as something I might like, as a 'Mad Men' fan. Anyone seen it?
 

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The Wizard of Oz. Pure escapism. And many memories.
 

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I recorded a Ch 4 documentary about swingers called, imaginatively, Swingers. It features lots of people visiting a swingers' club and, y'know, swinging.

About halfway through it and I've just heard the novel expression serious truncheons. o_O

Highly recommendable so far.

That's Swingers, not swinging. I haven't tried that.
I remember coming across that program.
Made me feel grubby just watching it.. I had to switch off in disgust after 45 minutes.
 

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It's the light pornography version of a freak show.
"Here, watch this programme! It's about ... y'know ... sex and stuff!"
It's talking about a subject which is well comprehended by those who indulges and fascinates those who don't.
Not my kind of thing, mind: either the subject or the type of show.
 

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It's the light pornography version of a freak show.
"Here, watch this programme! It's about ... y'know ... sex and stuff!"
It's talking about a subject which is well comprehended by those who indulges and fascinates those who don't.
Not my kind of thing, mind: either the subject or the type of show.
What surprised me most was the club owner's assertion that there are swingers' clubs all over the country and that any of one's neighbours might be into it. I must've had a sheltered upbringing!
 

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Getting towards the end of the final series of Vikings.
Only a couple of episodes left and I will definitely savour them.
Great to see the action switch back to Wessex, with some visceral battle scenes and the historical underlying political intrigue, as we're now getting within sight of the Norman invasion.

It's been a crazy 8 years of semi-legendary adventure, gore, sex, magic and politics which, for my money, was even more entertaining than Game of Thrones. It did a splendid job of bringing the stars of those ancient sagas such as Ragnar Lothbruk, Ivor the Boneless and Bjorn Ironsides to life.

I know I will feel a genuine sense of loss when those final credits roll one last time.

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