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On 9/24/2018 at 7:33 PM, BoltBait said:

I did not see that coming.

 

Ohhh Emmm Geee

 

I don't like wishing my life away ... but - next year can't come quick enough now

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After watching the Father Ted box set yet again ... 20 years old and the humour is still brilliant, we decided to give Ray Donovan a try

 

3 episodes in and we're hooked.  So far I'd give it 9/10.  Gritty and great acting ... scary if rich people really do make their problems go away 

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Season 6 of Ray Donovan ended.

The last ever episode of Luther has been

... and we're a few weeks behind the US for season 6 of The Blacklist.  

 

Might give Escape At Dannemora a try.  Has anyone watched it ? 

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20 hours ago, BoltBait said:

I really hope they don't screw it up...

 

I agree...the anime adaption of Avatar: The Last Airbender to the big screen was a huge flop.  It was cringe-worthy and deserving of every Raspeberry award conceived.  Edit: I think that's why there some serious reservations to adapting anime to live action.  Look at how Disney have ruined half of its classic animated movies.  I still refuse to watch the abomination called Beauty and the Beast and prefer the animation version, thankyouverymuch.

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On 4/6/2019 at 11:33 PM, BoltBait said:

I really hope they don't screw it up...

 

Can't really be any worse than the Magnum P.I. remake ... oh my gosh what a load of drivel

 

But then I guess some would say the same about Trailer Park Boys but I'm finding that hilarious

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Gutted to watch the last ever Big Bang Theory tonight

 

Some classic scenes and script writing for the final one.

One of those things that never got stale

 

Most memorable for me was Howard's peanut allergy - brilliant ... still remember my daughter wetting herself watching it 🤣

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I've been a genuine Big Bang Theory fan since it was first shown here in the UK on E4.

 

It went off quite a bit at the end of Season 7 and much of Season 8 but it was still worth watching and in the last four seasons it got back to something like its old self although they were clearly running out of ideas about where certain characters' storylines were going, Raj in particular. That's when more of the peripheral funny characters like Stuart, Bert the geologist and Zac Penny's ex-boyfriend took up some of the slack.  

 

The inherent drama and comedy potential in Penny and Leonard's relationship was also pretty much torpedoed when they finally got married. However that was successfully replaced by the 'ShAmy' as the primary comedy/drama motor and which I thought still worked well for laughs even after they were married.

 

TBBT was at its best in the first 6 seasons, the invention, performances, wonderful cameos from some amazing celebrities and, for me, most importantly, the quality of the writing was in another league to most current US sitcoms we see here in the UK. 

 

One of my favourite examples of the great writing it contained was when Leonard and Sheldon wanted to buy some helium for an experiment and found a dodgy dealer online who they arranged to meet at in a car park. In most sitcoms the dodgy dealer would have been a cliched small time crook but the great writing elevated the scene to a first division comedy classic.

 

There are other scenes peppered throughout TBBT's run  like that, often involving the cameo celebrities (Bob Newhart, James Earl Jones......) and it is why the show was and still is worth watching even in the later seasons when it was not as good as it had been.

 

Very sad to see it go.

 

  

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