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Re: BORED: Review Something Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:18 am  
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I just sat down to watch the first episode of Gordon, Gino and Fred's American Road Trip. What an utter T*t Gino comes over as. It has the feeling of a Top Gear rip off without any of the charm. All three present themselves as the kind of people you would not want to run in to on the local high street after dark with Gino being the one that you would expect to get arrested having glassed some bar staff. They have absolutely no chemistry. You could just imagine in the pitch to the BBC someone suggesting a programme that was a cross between said Top Gear and The Hangover. Soft and tired TV aimed at those people who find vomiting into an open topped car funny. :DEPRESSED:


Me and the wife watched about 5 minutes of it last week. It's appalling. It's typical of today's celeb TV, where the celebs and agents must get together and discuss how they can make a TV programme in the name of comedy/food/research, but with a free holiday thrown in for their mates or family.

See also:
Breaking Dad - Bradley Walsh and his son on a once in a lifetime road trip across the USA.
Asian Provocateur - Romesh Ranganathan on various jollies with his mum.
Travels with my Father - Jack Whitehall on various jollies with his dad.
The Trip - Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon visit various restaurants around England, Italy, Spain and Greece. (I don't actually mind this one).
"Back home we got a taxidermy man. He gonna have a heart attack when he see what I brung him."
Re: BORED: Review Something Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:26 am  

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I am 2 episodes into Season 2 of Ozark - I really like it!
Re: BORED: Review Something Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:58 pm  

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King Street Cat wrote:
Me and the wife watched about 5 minutes of it last week. It's appalling. It's typical of today's celeb TV, where the celebs and agents must get together and discuss how they can make a TV programme in the name of comedy/food/research, but with a free holiday thrown in for their mates or family.

See also:
Breaking Dad - Bradley Walsh and his son on a once in a lifetime road trip across the USA.
Asian Provocateur - Romesh Ranganathan on various jollies with his mum.
Travels with my Father - Jack Whitehall on various jollies with his dad.
The Trip - Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon visit various restaurants around England, Italy, Spain and Greece. (I don't actually mind this one).

So, any reviews of something you would recommend?
Re: BORED: Review Something Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:01 am  

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War of the Worlds - FOX - 2019

This eight part series from FOX is well worth a binge watch, and streets ahead of the BBC's insipid re-telling from earlier in the year.

Gabriel Byrne, Stephen Campbell-Moore, Elizabeth McGovern and Daisy Edgar-Jones are all recognisable faces who fare well with an interesting script, a dark atmosphere, and a slow creeping dread. Some clunky set pieces are a slight distraction (cars parked at jaunty angles but without any collisions) but don’t detract too much from the story telling.

Set in France and the UK, with dual language dialogue, it reimagines the H.G. Wells classic adding a modern mechanical twist. There are plenty of diverse characters to carry the story along and all have the ability to be relatable and earn your affection. The ‘baddies’ are pretty sinister and terrifying.

The only slight gripe is that series one doesn’t reach a conclusion, probably setting up a series two.

A decent 8/10.
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Re: BORED: Review Something Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:17 pm  

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BRIGHT (Netflix, Leathal Weapon with mythical beingsa nd a big of social tension)

There is only one more way to get "f**k" into this film, and that is in my review, it is 'f'ng awful!

If anyone can recommend anything that I should watch I would appreciate it, am thinking of the free Amazon to watch Picard, but not sure it would spoil how good Patrick Stewart used to be...
Re: BORED: Review Something Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:44 pm  

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Ozark - Netflix - 3 series of 10 episodes

I'm late to this but wow. Definitely not a poor mans Breaking Bad and stands brilliantly on its own as a masterclass in writing and atmosphere development with excellent direction and plot twists which would do a HBO writer in their heyday justice.

I don't think I've ever watched something where every single character is a total sociopath!

I've just watched the season one finale and will be starting on season two tonight. Not sure how it gets better, or how they follow that season one final episode!

Highly recommended.
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Re: BORED: Review Something Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:16 pm  

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I've been watching Jack Irish for a few years on and off, it stars Guy Pearce and there are details on the IMDb link - but be careful there could be some spoilers. There are 3 stand alone TV films to watch first, which run as a character serial and then two series of six episodes. It's a while ago since I saw the films but I recollect the 3rd film being the more accessible of the bunch and it has a very familiar face as a guest star. The series of six episodes are separate story arches which follow on from the films character developments but they can be watched in isolation (forgive the pun). You're looking at 6 hour binges. I would rate it as a 7/10, it isn't too fanciful but it's strengths are in its change of scene and its characters, you'll take to them straight away and its always good to see a bit of Australia. I think the main problem you may encounter is tracking them down, I got them from a man who has a dog.....etc.. however they could be on Netflix.
Re: BORED: Review Something Mon May 11, 2020 11:37 pm  

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Ozark - Netflix - 3 series of 10 episodes

I'm late to this but wow. Definitely not a poor mans Breaking Bad and stands brilliantly on its own as a masterclass in writing and atmosphere development with excellent direction and plot twists which would do a HBO writer in their heyday justice.

I don't think I've ever watched something where every single character is a total sociopath!

I've just watched the season one finale and will be starting on season two tonight. Not sure how it gets better, or how they follow that season one final episode!

Highly recommended.


I've just finished season 3 - outstanding
Re: BORED: Review Something Sun May 17, 2020 6:09 am  

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Ready player one - Amazon Prime, mich better than I expected.
Picard - Amazon Prime, very good, could have been brilliant but too much contrived romance etc, maybe 2 too many episodes in the season.
Re: BORED: Review Something Sun May 17, 2020 6:35 am  

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I was surprised by Ready Player One, not usually my kind of thing but very enjoyable. Also agree on Picard, very good for the most part but some elements a little drawn out.

Finished Ozark season three now. What a final scene!

Watched Jo Jo Rabbit last night and not 100% sure. Good film, well made, well produced but didn’t sit quite right. Laughter and tears in almost equal measure while poking fun at fascism, what’s not to like? I understand what it was trying to do, and to say, but not sure it hit home. Very quirky, wont be for everyone, worth persevering with though.
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