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Echo all the praise for It's A Sin. 

Watched the whole lot in one go last night and was blown away by it. Yes, it's cliched, about as subtle as a brick in the back and a bit all over the place at times, but to be honest that massively adds to it. The acting performances are all great, but I was particularly impressed with Neil Patrick Harris, Olly Alexander and of course Keeley Hawes.

I don't know how Russell T Davies does it. He manages to make incredibly personal stories resonate universally, and ALWAYS makes it accessible, no matter the subject matter. He is an incredible writer, one of the greatest of all time. A superb show.

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I was genuinely shocked by what Richie revealed on his hospital bed, and glad it was included, and then what Jill said about it and why it happened absolutely broke me.

 

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Almost fucking wept when I saw Mays was in it. In many ways, I'm Nilsen's 13th victim.

He paid for my breakfast once, so I'll not have a word against him. 

Currently revisiting Sopranos myself. I forgot just how fucking funny it was. As well as probably a top 5 drama it's also a top 20 comedy. A real all rounder.  Christopher's Intervention is in th

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My two new current watches are How To Get Away With Murder, few episodes in and enjoying it. Viola Davis is as you’d expect. Biggest downside for me though is the trope of the gay one being super promiscuous and using sex to get info out of other gay characters who are super promiscuous and have sex in toilets. 
 

And also watching Superstore. Real easy twenty minute episodes, very silly, ensemble cast, and so far pretty funny. I recognised the main guy from somewhere so looked him up. Of course, he was in Silicon Valley!  A bit more scrolling led to “Fucking hell, he was Ginsberg in Mad Men”. 

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2 minutes ago, SuperBacon said:

Superstore? I've seen it on Netflix so was wondering if it was worth watching.

20 minute episodes does swing it for me to be honest.

That’s what the yanks call it but we didn’t have Brexit so the US can dictate from Brussels what we call our big shops. 
 

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1 hour ago, SuperBacon said:

Superstore? I've seen it on Netflix so was wondering if it was worth watching.

20 minute episodes does swing it for me to be honest.

It's fairly amiable, as with a lot of American sitcoms it takes a few moments for them to get used to the characters, what the show's "voice" is etc.  It works as a fairly entertaining hangout sort of show that occasionally manages to deal with more interesting issues by virtue of the fact the characters are pretty diverse so they can talk about different issues affecting the working class from a bunch of perspectives rather than just a monolithic kinda thing. It does however have the usual American thing of a fair few "big personality" characters, if you find they grate after a few episodes it's not going to change much.

As it's fairly about what's going on in the world they're doing Covid episodes now. Genuinely a bit weird seeing everyone just living through it (there aren't really big plotlines about Covid, they just have everyone wearing masks, the break room is moved outside etc) - so far TV i've watched has either ignored it (which is mostly preferable) or been entirely about it

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Finished I May Destroy You yesterday. Didn't love it as much as most, mainly because of its tendency to wander off course a lot, but it's amazingly confident and largely very good. Naturally I started Chewing Gum right after and the first couple of episodes are fabulous.

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I started The Office last night and blitzed through in to the second series. It’s a little too faithful at the beginning but seems to be finding more of its own voice as it goes on. It’s mad just how much of a unlikeable cunt Ricky Gervais is as Steve Carrell is doing pretty much the exact same routine and whilst being a dick he has tons more charm and is way more likeable. The cast absolutely crushes the UK version too. Can see me smashing through it in a week.

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1 hour ago, Mr_Danger said:

I started The Office last night and blitzed through in to the second series. It’s a little too faithful at the beginning but seems to be finding more of its own voice as it goes on. It’s mad just how much of a unlikeable cunt Ricky Gervais is as Steve Carrell is doing pretty much the exact same routine and whilst being a dick he has tons more charm and is way more likeable. The cast absolutely crushes the UK version too. Can see me smashing through it in a week.

Have just got to series 6 in a little over a week. Such an easy watch, and so rewarding. Still think Jim and Pam are fucking insufferable at times though.

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It severely nose dives after Steve Carrell leaves as there’s no main character anymore all the supporting characters fight to be the star and it becomes a bit of a mess. Although saying that, the final season is surprisingly good and I really enjoyed the final episode. 

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I haven't watched that much of The US Office, but one small change that I noticed and thought was interesting - Michael actually has a genuine skill. He's a very good salesperson, who can be fairly charming over the phone and negotiate things well. It has absolutely nothing to do with the job he's been promoted to, but it's also not a mystery why he was promoted.

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24 minutes ago, wordsfromlee said:

It severely nose dives after Steve Carrell leaves as there’s no main character anymore all the supporting characters fight to be the star and it becomes a bit of a mess. Although saying that, the final season is surprisingly good and I really enjoyed the final episode. 

I didn't bother with seasons eight and nine for years because of how poor I found the final few episodes of season seven after Carrell left.  Then they were shown on Paramount on Freeview a couple of years back and I decided to watch them.  I didn't enjoy eight at all with the whole Florida arc but agree regarding nine, and thought that season was a return to form.

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17 minutes ago, Chris B said:

I haven't watched that much of The US Office, but one small change that I noticed and thought was interesting - Michael actually has a genuine skill. He's a very good salesperson, who can be fairly charming over the phone and negotiate things well. It has absolutely nothing to do with the job he's been promoted to, but it's also not a mystery why he was promoted.

Yes, but you also have to remember they all live in Scranton. There were probably people from other branches who were more qualified, but didn't want to move to the "Electric City". Michael was probably the only option, bless him.

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4 hours ago, SuperBacon said:

Have just got to series 6 in a little over a week. Such an easy watch, and so rewarding. Still think Jim and Pam are fucking insufferable at times though.

That episode were they have the Bluetooth earphone so they can be on the phone all day, eurghhh, insufferable isn’t the word. 
Really appreciating Creed on this watch, after Dwight he probably gets the most genuine lols. 

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