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TV/Films - What ASF members are watching

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  1. basilio

    basilio Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't find a thread on this topic and there is one for books and music so I thought I'd kick it off.

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    I have been following Breaking Bad on ABC 2 recently. It is just very clever and very powerful. Short story is a science teacher is diagnosed with terminal cancer and decides that he will provide for his family by making crystal meth.

    Currently in the 3rd season. There are 2 episodes on ABC Iview. Very rich viewing.

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    Also saw a program called "Breathing fire. Secret war on the Somme". Shows how the British designed and built this amazing flame thrower that enabled them to punch their way through the front lines.

    The story is far bigger than that and a fascinating insight into how the hard work and genius of people under pressure. For example this giant flamethrower went from an idea into action in just 25 weeks. Conceived. designed, built, tested and operational in 6 months.

    And incidentally they dug thousands of meters of underground tunnels as well in that time.. Also on IView
     
  2. prawn_86

    prawn_86 Mod: Call me Dendrobranchiata

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    Re: TV/Films - What ASF memebrs are watching

    TV Shows everyone should watch (IMO):

    Breaking Bad. All 4 seasons are good, with Seasons 2 & 4 the best in my books.

    Mad Men. Again 4 seasons, very understated, intriguing show with amazing character development.

    Game of Thrones. TV Adaptation of the novels, with George RR Martin as a producer it sticks strongly to the novels plot and each season is a novel (he is currently writing the 6th novel). PS - read the books too. Amazing

    Boardwalk Emprire. Steve Buscemi as a gangster. Nuff said.

    Sadly all 4 of these shows wont have their next season released until 2012 so i have a long wait to watch any new material :(
     
  3. basilio

    basilio Well-Known Member

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    Re: TV/Films - What ASF memebrs are watching

    Excellent picks Prawn ! They are a superb set of shows.:)
     
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    JTLP Formerly known as JTC

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    Inbetweeners - GO! Channel - Only 3 seasons from memory. But very good for a cheap laugh.

    Banged Up Abroad - Only on Foxtel but awesome show with some crazy stories!

    Air Crash Investigation - Love how they go deep into the research to find out how things went horribly wrong.

    Those Pawn Shop shows - very funny/interesting viewing.
     
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    The Walking Dead
    Warehouse 13 - Unfortunately they have short seasons.
     
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    Foxtel have been advertising S2 of Boardwalk Empire as starting on Sunday 27th November.
     
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    Orange County Choppers aka OCC a show on building motor bike's , show on how not to run a business and how one father can wreck a family.
     
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    Re: TV/Films - What ASF memebrs are watching

    Interesting. By the time they have the xmas break etc though it will prob be late Feb before the season has finished airing. I like to watch my series all in one hit as opposed to having to wait a week for each ep
     
  9. Logique

    Logique Investor

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    The new Big Bang Theory episodes.
     
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    Game of Thrones
    Inbetweeners
    Seinfeld (a constant in my life)
    Curb your Enthusiasm
    Community
    It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
     
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    Well 50% of the time I am watching commercials.
    Are there some programs mixed up in the "bloody" commercials?
    joea
     
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    prawn_86 Mod: Call me Dendrobranchiata

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    Thats why i just wait and get the whole season once it has finished. You can watch it with no ads and at any time.

    I love a good tv series, you get much better character development than you do with movies
     
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    Makes watching excellent programs on IView on ABC a joy. Of course DVD sets of some series don't have ads either.
     
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    Seinfeld and The Sopranos, two of the best ever imho.
     
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    Strongly agreed, the Sopranos is incredible. A few years ago I was stuck in my home with Glandular fever for a few weeks, I watched 6-8 hours of sopranos a day....made the fever seem not so bad!
     
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    Sopranos is certainly brilliant. But gee it was powerful stuff. I don't know if I could have handled 6-8 episodes at one sitting !
     
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    Avoid watching anything on channel 9. You never know what time it will be on, what day it will be on next week, whether or not they'll throw in a repeat insted of a new episode and so on. Not hard to see why ratings are down...
     
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    Has anyone seen "Anonymous"?
    Currently in the cinemas - we went and thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Vanessa Redgrave is brilliant as QE1. The whole cast and setup - intriguing, but well-spun yarn. Could easily have been the truth.
     
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    basilio Well-Known Member

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    Just watched an ABC doco on Iview . "Churchills darkest decision."

    After Germany swept through France, Belgium and Holland in few weeks England faced the prospect of the French fleet being taken by the Germans and turned against them.

    What happened next ? Worth checking out for a picture of what Europe looked like in June 1940.

    http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/docs
     
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    The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie / Luis Bunuel On DVD.

    Still pertinent.

    gg
     
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