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The Real McCoy has just gone up on Iplayer. Loved it as a kid, so I'm interested to see if it holds up. The only thing I've seen since then have been a few Felix Dexter sketches, which were still fantastic. 

 

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On 7/29/2020 at 11:12 AM, Magnum Milano said:

I've been binging the first season of Cobra Kai the past couple of days and have been surprised at how good it is.  Lots of callbacks to the films even down to the occasional line and some of the same music too ("Young Hearts").  Without giving too much away it's thirty four years after the original film and Daniel and Johnny's lives have taken dramatically different turns although the rivalry is still there, Johnny still having not really gotten over what happened at the original All Valley tournament.  You get glimpses into Johnny's upbringing and I've found myself firmly on his side, in fact I struggle to see how anyone could be rooting for Daniel throughout the series.  All the characters I liked also tended to be associated with Johnny, such as Miguel and Eli/Hawk, the only exception being Amanda, Daniel's wife.

I downloaded it from a torrent site, it's an easy watch and very nostalgic.  If you enjoyed the films (admittedly Karate Kid II is shite and I have a soft spot for III) you'll easily enjoy this.

Over half way through Season Two now and I can't warm to anything involving Miyagi-Do Karate, everything about it seems so lame, probably not helped by it's two main students (Sam and Robbie) being my two least favourite characters on the show.  Also, Daniel just looks so old when he's called to do anything physical it's bordering on laughable.  It's a different story over at the Cobra Kai Dojo and I kinda just wished we were following the story of Johnny, Kreese and the students at Cobra Kai.  Zabka is the easy star of the show for me.  I really enjoyed the original Cobra Kai reuniting to take the sick Tommy out on the lash for one last time.  I take it Rob Garrison wasn't well in real life as he sadly passed away last year.  Shame they couldn't get Chad McQueen back to reprise Dutch for that episode.

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Just finished series 1 of Snowpiercer.  Really enjoyable for the most part. Very different from the film, but good in its own way. A few things that were a bit ridiculous but I'll let it off.

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12 hours ago, ReturnOfTheMack said:

Rewatching Cougar Town, forgot how much I like this show. 

Really underrated show I think. I didn't know too many people that watched it. But such a great cast, some genuine laughs and real heart. Especially towards the end of the show. Some of that was too damn emotional.

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I started to binge Mandy by Diane Morgan last night.  Off the back of a successful pilot last year she got herself a series.  Each episode is only fifteen minutes and very funny, although Diane can do no wrong in my eyes.  All episodes up on BBC iplayer now.

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Not everyone's cup of tea I know, but finally watched I Will Destroy You and Normal People on iPlayer. Both series genuinely some of the best stuff I've seen all year. Just the right mix of emotions - hard hitting in places, and funny in others. Both I was sad to reach the end of, and that's rare with shows these days.

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6 hours ago, DavidB6937 said:

Not everyone's cup of tea I know, but finally watched I Will Destroy You and Normal People on iPlayer. Both series genuinely some of the best stuff I've seen all year. Just the right mix of emotions - hard hitting in places, and funny in others. Both I was sad to reach the end of, and that's rare with shows these days.

Agreed. I Will Destroy You was incredible and so powerful. It was a difficult watch but it was so well done.

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I watched both series of Fleabag this week over two nights and it could very well have entered my bestest shows ever list. It’s outstanding. The stuff with the fourth wall is perhaps the best use of it I’ve ever seen and all the performances are top notch. Obviously Phoebe Waller-Bridge is the top player but she’s so generous with the other characters that they all have loads of room to shine. Andrew Scott shows such leading man quality whilst playing second fiddle, he’s always been great but this is his best so far I think.

What a pool of talent BBC have at the moment.

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Chewing Gum on Netflix. It was written by Michaela Coel, who also wrote I Will Destroy You - it's very funny with some occasional poignant moments. 

 

I'm also in the middle of Season 4 of The Expanse - have read the books, and I think they've done a good job at making a sci-fi epic. 

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We got a puppy just over a week ago and I‚Äôve been rewatching Jonathan Creek at bed time every night since. I really hope he doesn‚Äôt develop a Pavlovian response to the theme and becomes only able to sleep after hearing¬†‚ÄėDanse Macabre‚Äô.¬†

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