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1 hour ago, Murtz said:

After finishing Line of Duty, Unforgotten (all 4 seasons), and Mare, I'm looking for some crackers of a similar whodunit genre. Any recommendations?

The normal recommendations are Bodyguard, Broadchurch, Happy Valley, The Tunnel, The Missing, The Fall, Luther, The Killing.

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Is this like when they do spinoffs like CSI:Miami and Law & Order:SVU? 

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

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Fantastic gritty drama from Jimmy McGovern, probably his best work since Cracker in my opinion.  I had been waiting for this one ever since I heard it was being filmed. It didn't disappoint.

Also an outstanding performance from Sean Bean. 

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The Mosquito Coast (Apple TV+)

I persevered with this as I love the Harrison Ford film of the same name that's based on the same book.  It was just good enough to not give up on, but ultimately I wish I'd watched the film again and banked the other 5 hours.

Major difference from the film:

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I don't remember Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren being Mr and Mrs Jason Bourne in the film adaptation.

 

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For All Mankind (Apple TV+)

Alternate history space drama.  Both seasons are excellent and as a moderate space nerd I got a huge kick of how they incorporated real people and real events.

The central premise that's introduced in the first episode:

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What if the Russians won the space race?

 

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6 hours ago, Perry said:

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Fantastic gritty drama from Jimmy McGovern, probably his best work since Cracker in my opinion.  I had been waiting for this one ever since I heard it was being filmed. It didn't disappoint.

Also an outstanding performance from Sean Bean. 

I would like to 2nd this, gripping and a tough watch in a few places. Boiling sugar in a kettle... Owch

Bean was great. 

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It was typical Jimmy McGovern I thought. Good acting, solid story telling, predictable and ultimately misery porn. If you like his other stuff you’ll definitely like this. It did feature one of the all time greatest twists in story telling 

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Sean Bean doesn’t die in something!


I just finished watching the first episode of the latest series of The Handmaids Tale. I won’t go in to spoiler territory but I will say it features one of the most satisfying scenes so far. It is difficult watching Elizabeth Moss rail against an oppressive patriarchal regime though ever since it was mentioned she’s a Scientologist. She’s talented enough to get the Tom Cruise treatment but it’s pretty close to the bone.

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I’m not a fan of McGovern, but I do like Sean Bean and Stephen Graham (Did you know he’s a scouser? He never mentions it) so I’ll give it a watch at some point. 

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So Master of None had a brilliant third series. I loved Dev and was a bit gutted that we weren’t getting a continuation of his story but Lena Waithe is so so good that within the first episode you’re completely sold on the switch up. I’m not sure it reaches the highs of seeing Eric Wareheim in a tiny Fiat in Italy but it’s probably a better told story.

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On 6/5/2021 at 2:52 PM, Keith Houchen said:

Possibly one for the "Reminded of the UKFF" if it's actually true, but I started watching The Stranger.  And when I saw it was a Harlan Coben joint, I heard Le Branquefurter call him a bollix in my head.

It was poxy gik. 

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Idea for a new TV show.  Masked Piñata.  A celebrity disguises themselves as a piñata, a panel then has to guess who they are by their screams as they are bludgeoned with sticks.  If they guess before the celebrity vomits sweets, they win!  1st up, Greg Wallace.

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