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Watched final episode of The Undoing last night. If you are able to catch it - it has been on Sky Atlantic and worth watching - Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman in fine form.
Agree , although was a little disappointed with the final episode and outcome.

Have just started the Crown, but not sure we will persevere, I found it a bit superficial, just a scene or two covering a significant event, then jumping to the next. Realise thats the only way you could cover such a long period, but hoping it will grow on me, although admit I am not a huge royalist. The history is interesting but it would be nice if the series went a bit deeper, accepting it is part fiction.
 

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Agree , although was a little disappointed with the final episode and outcome.

Have just started the Crown, but not sure we will persevere, I found it a bit superficial, just a scene or two covering a significant event, then jumping to the next. Realise thats the only way you could cover such a long period, but hoping it will grow on me, although admit I am not a huge royalist. The history is interesting but it would be nice if the series went a bit deeper, accepting it is part fiction.
Don't know about part fiction .

Most of it seems to be fictitious in that the writers etc; are portraying actual events with a massive dose of spin and prejudice.

Fine if you realise that but many people either not old enough to remember or without any previous interest in those events could easily be misled.
 
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Don't know about part fiction .

Most of it seems to be fictitious in that the writers etc; are portraying actual events with a massive dose of spin and prejudice.

Fine if you realise that but many people either not old enough to remember or without any previous interest in those events could easily be misled.
Yea, I agree, my poor choice of wording probably, although in fairness part is true in that the characters are real :p
 

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Agree , although was a little disappointed with the final episode and outcome.

Have just started the Crown, but not sure we will persevere, I found it a bit superficial, just a scene or two covering a significant event, then jumping to the next. Realise thats the only way you could cover such a long period, but hoping it will grow on me, although admit I am not a huge royalist. The history is interesting but it would be nice if the series went a bit deeper, accepting it is part fiction.
Absolutely - I was waiting for a final twist in the Undoing, but it just petered out.

I've just started watching the Crown (series 1). As you say the early episodes are fairly superficial so far, I recognise the dialogue is all made up by the writers but it doesn't feel like there is much opportunity for fiction. The current series 4 on the other hand seems to be coming in for a lot of criticism. I suppose a lot of people can still remember the 80s so the writers can't use their artistic license.
 

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My wife likes to watch the Nigella cooking programme. Personally I find it painful but I get enough of my programs so it's a fair trade off. She is watching the latest one tonight, catch up, and the music on it sounds as though it is taken from 70's porn films 😳.

I think someone on the production team was having a laugh realising Nigella would have no idea and put it in. If anyone here knows that person please tell them I am appreciating the gag 😆. If it's for real o_O
 

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I watched the first episode of Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie last night on iPlayer. Not sure how they got away with some of the qags back in the day.
 

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Just finished all 7 seasons of Parks and Recreation, spent a couple of hours watching them on YouTube, various versions of 5000 Candles....
Rather emotional 🐴
 

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We're making our way through the latest series of the Crown. Loving some of the music used; particularly enjoyed the use of 'Edge of Seventeen' by Stevie Nicks in one of the episode.
 
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My Mrs wants us to take 30 days free Amazon Prime - but not until Boxing Day - as she wants us to binge watch S3 of The Handmaid's Tale - meanwhile she has a list of things to watch on iPlayer, Netflix and other catch up as long as her arm.

This evening we'll start S3 of Ozark or pick up where we left off from on Mrs America.
 
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Found out today that Parade's End is on Netflix.

Just finished Book 1 of the Ford Maddox Ford trilogy and it was excellent (and I'm learning some Latin, a bit of Ovid; a lot of interesting archaic words; and a lot about Edwardian dress, fashion and social mores - and oh yes - a bit about playing golf pre-WWI at Rye Golf Club :) )

Must now finish other two books of the trilogy before watching - always a bit of a problem that, if I have an intent to read a book but haven't - do I watch a film/TV adaptation of it or not. In general I don't. As I am doing with Parade's End
 

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Finished The Undoing and agree with other comments that the ending was a bit meh.

I did think there was a bit of a twist as had been persuaded the killer wasn't the killer and the scene with the hammer blows was a bit shocking. After the helicopter chase etc though it just fizzled out.

Also been watching Mosaic which had an even worse, very ambiguous ending (n)
 

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Love The Mandalorian, but why are the episodes varying lengths? feels like we’re being cheated when an Episode only lasts just over half an hour.
 

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Raised by wolves, watched four episodes now and still not really any the wiser what is really going on.
It's a Ridley Scott series directed by him . hopefully things will start to pick up and come together to make more sense of it.
 
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