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Yeah I agree, Shiv carries herself as more intelligent but in reality she's not really that smart which is why Logan is never serious about choosing her. Roman is probably the smartest but is such a huge mess he fucks everything up.

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2 hours ago, Mr_Danger said:

Shiv's whole thing is she thinks she is that super intelligent person who is one step ahead of everyone else when in reality she's not. It kind of works with her. Roman does risk becoming a bit of a caricature, the granny shagging deviant.

I'm aware but I'm on about the acting involved and not the story itself. I found it took away from the story because it was so distractingly annoying.

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I’m a couple of episodes into The Stranger, the new Netflix drama that’s basically a BBC drama. Loads of recognisable actors (Dervla Kirwan, Jennifer Saunders, Dennis Pennis, the brunette from Rita Sue and Bob Too, Northern Neil Maskell, Anthony Head, the lispy blonde from Skins second generation) going through the motions well enough, but the writing is embarrassing, like it’s been written by a middle-aged posho who has just read a couple of articles about raves and sugar daddy websites. It’s very awkward. Some mental twists though, good cliffhangers.

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Fans of Goes Wrong Show: this week's finale stretches a gimmick about as far as it will go, but if you're in the mood for some stupid slapstick it's brilliant fun. 

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The finale of The Good Place was wonderful and lovely and emotional and will be living in my head for a long time. I haven’t been that moved by a TV finale maybe ever - I lost count of how many times I welled up. Genuinely makes me want to try and be a better person and I know how strange it is for a half hour sitcom to have that effect ... but it was truly great.

The show itself had its ups and downs (the first halves of seasons 3 and 4 were a bit of a slog) but the last few episodes may have been its best.

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14 hours ago, Onyx2 said:

Fans of Goes Wrong Show: this week's finale stretches a gimmick about as far as it will go, but if you're in the mood for some stupid slapstick it's brilliant fun. 

I thought it was a return to form after two pretty sub-par episodes.  Dave Hearn, Charlie Russell and Nancy Zamit are my favourite members of the group, so with them all being featured heavily in this there was very little chance I wasn't going to like it (Charlie's looks to camera always get me for some reason).

I also started to watch Bodies on the iPlayer last night. 

It's penned by Jed Mercurio (Line of Duty), was originally broadcast back in 2004 and is set in the obstetrics department of a hospital.  The main stars are Max Beesley, Patrick Baladi, Neve McIntosh and Susan Lynch.  Beesley is the lead and he plays the role of a new consultant in the department working under Baladi.  I'm only one episode and we've learned that Baladi's character is pretty much out of his depth in his position, doing surgeries he isn't qualified for and it's only due to the money he brings into the hospital that he's really where he is.  After a couple of near misses Lynch's character questions Beesley as to whether he's noticed how inept Baladi is, what with him working under him, however as Baladi stuck up for Beesley when an emergency tracheotomy he was forced into performing went wrong and led to the patient dying, he's not prepared to put the boot in.  The episode ended with Baladi helping to deliver a premature baby, only for him to make a horrible mess of things, the baby die and the mother ending up in a coma with brain damage.  The husband of the woman confronts Beesley as to how something can go wrong and we're left wondering if he'll continue to back Baladi or blow the whistle on him.

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Started watching The Outsider. I have a feeling it's starting off like True Detective but will quickly turn in to the usual Stephen King shit show. HBO gives me hope though and Ben Mendelsohn is rarely anything other than terrific value in anything he's in.

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Took me a while to watch it but I’ve just blitzed the first series of Man Like Mobeen and it is superb. The H-AltRight episode especially. BBC comedy continues to thrive.

Also watched the first episode of the new series of Brooklyn Nine Nine and Vanessa Bayer turned up so 11/10 for that.

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I watched the janitor always mops twice episode of Sunny today. It was... Ok. I guess. Strange and unnecessary buy not entirely terrible. It was very well made I will say - the musical cues were spot on. At least it had a few laughs, so it is a million times better than the end of the last season.

So far my favorite episode this season was the zoo one.

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I knew it would be divisive. Personally I loved it but fair enough. Agreed that the zoo one is great. Dee and Mac pissing Dennis off with the texts is spot on.

You didn’t like the last episode of Series 13, Mac Finds His Pride?

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43 minutes ago, SuperBacon said:

Took me a while to watch it but I’ve just blitzed the first series of Man Like Mobeen and it is superb. The H-AltRight episode especially. BBC comedy continues to thrive.

I’ve avoided watching it because it’s always struck me as being in that vein of very shitty BBC “yoof” shows, pitched at the retard market like Coming of Age and Two Pints. The promo photo on iPlayer looks like it’s three idiot men and a precocious wise little sister. What I have seen of Guz Khan doing his gimmick on YouTube vids and stuff over the years, I’ve mostly found too broad and annoying (except in small doses in that sitcom about airport arrivals). It’s all super off-putting, but then I’d probably have avoided People Just Do Nothing if I’d known nothing about it. Although, I’ve never heard any positive word of mouth about Man Like Mobeen, until now. Might give it a go.

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I’m not saying it’s groundbreaking and it’s not as funny as PJDN (but then that for me is a fairly personal touchstone as it’s set literally two miles from where I grew up) but it’s enjoyable and a cut above most.

Give it a bash *kennethwilliams.jpg*

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not seen this week's yet but I enjoyed the football one for episode 1. I spotted the twist coming which is probably a first. Clever stuff. Funny too. They're incredible.

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