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Itunes? Is that yoke still going? :lol:

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johng wrote:Itunes? Is that yoke still going? :lol:
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What's this now? Are you getting advice from Dekko's wife?

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Take this time to watch BBC's The Detectorists. Your lives and your souls will be so much better for it. It is a creation of gentle beauty.
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On Amazon Prime they may not have Netflix levels of new content but they have Baywatch, Unsolved Mysteries, The O.C. and tonnes of other classic stuff and their film offering is like walking into a 1980's video rental shop so much random Roger Corman style stuff.

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Re watched Game of Thrones. The battle of Winterfell is awesome.
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Not a box set per se, but Normal People is great.
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Just finished Preacher on Amazon. I f%~king adored the graphic novel series and the tv series doesn't disappoint (once you get over Cassidy's accent).
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Ted Lasso (Apple TV) two more episodes of season 1 to be released but I've really enjoyed the first seven. Flew through them in one sitting and really enjoyed it. Its just really nice TV. It doesn't try to be anything else but it does it really well. If you know how to source these kinds of things, I'd recommend it.

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Raised By Wolves, some mad sh!t going on there Ted.

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Anyone watch the Umbrella Academy? Very good in a comic booky kind of way

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blockhead wrote:
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Oldschoolsocks wrote:
January 26th, 2021, 12:04 am
Anyone watch the Umbrella Academy? Very good in a comic booky kind of way
Yeah - it's quirky but a good watch.

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Did anyone watch It's A Sin on Channel 4? Its available on Sky via Catch Up.

I thought it was excellent. It's about a group of gay friends living in London at the outbreak of the AIDS epidemic. Not having been there, I can only guess but it feels quite authentic. It does a great job of the initial refusal/reluctance to believe the stories about AIDS (or GRID as it was known first) and how that was slowly overcome by the reality of seeing so many young men die. Also the homophobia and genuine fear in the response of the state and the broader community.

It doesn't shy away from the role that recklessness and occasionally selfishness played in helping the disease spread, which I thought was brave.

One thing I didn't like was that Russell T Davies (the series' creator) said he'd only cast gay actors to play gay characters.

"He said: "I'm not being woke about this... but I feel strongly that if I cast someone in a story, I am casting them to act as a lover, or an enemy, or someone on drugs or a criminal or a saint... they are NOT there to 'act gay' because 'acting gay' is a bunch of codes for a performance.

"It's about authenticity, the taste of 2020." https://www.independent.ie/entertainmen ... 58971.html

I disagree. He is being woke, with all the shallowness and one-sidedness that connotes.

Obviously this is a new rule of his, which he didn't follow for Queer As Folk. I think it's self-defeating, and pretty obviously discriminatory. When someone applies for a job, including an acting job, you can't tell them that whether or not they get it depends on their sexuality.

The obvious corollary is using the same logic not to cast gay actors in straight roles, and I thought we had moved past that. We've had an English Éamonn de Valera, non-Jewish Ben Kingsley in Schindler's List, Daniel Day Lewis doesn't have cereberal palsy, Tom Cruise wasn't paralysed in Vietnam.....its called 'acting' for a reason.

And which roles will be open to the bisexuals??

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On refletion, that might be better placed in Friday's Rant.

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And here's me thinking Hamlet always had to be Danish

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Having watched all 8 seasons of Spiral and really enjoyed it. Now on a bit of a binge en francais. I am late to the party but having sailed the seven seas I found "The Bureau". Excellent stuff so far.
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Twist wrote:
February 10th, 2021, 10:03 am
Did anyone watch It's A Sin on Channel 4? Its available on Sky via Catch Up.

I thought it was excellent. It's about a group of gay friends living in London at the outbreak of the AIDS epidemic. Not having been there, I can only guess but it feels quite authentic. It does a great job of the initial refusal/reluctance to believe the stories about AIDS (or GRID as it was known first) and how that was slowly overcome by the reality of seeing so many young men die. Also the homophobia and genuine fear in the response of the state and the broader community.

It doesn't shy away from the role that recklessness and occasionally selfishness played in helping the disease spread, which I thought was brave.

One thing I didn't like was that Russell T Davies (the series' creator) said he'd only cast gay actors to play gay characters.

"He said: "I'm not being woke about this... but I feel strongly that if I cast someone in a story, I am casting them to act as a lover, or an enemy, or someone on drugs or a criminal or a saint... they are NOT there to 'act gay' because 'acting gay' is a bunch of codes for a performance.

"It's about authenticity, the taste of 2020." https://www.independent.ie/entertainmen ... 58971.html

I disagree. He is being woke, with all the shallowness and one-sidedness that connotes.

Obviously this is a new rule of his, which he didn't follow for Queer As Folk. I think it's self-defeating, and pretty obviously discriminatory. When someone applies for a job, including an acting job, you can't tell them that whether or not they get it depends on their sexuality.

The obvious corollary is using the same logic not to cast gay actors in straight roles, and I thought we had moved past that. We've had an English Éamonn de Valera, non-Jewish Ben Kingsley in Schindler's List, Daniel Day Lewis doesn't have cereberal palsy, Tom Cruise wasn't paralysed in Vietnam.....its called 'acting' for a reason.

And which roles will be open to the bisexuals??

Great show, the sound track is superb , late to the party but Vikings is well worth a watch

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