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Recommended movies etc on Netflix/Amazon Prime II

Discussion in 'off topic' started by tones, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. jtrade

    jtrade pfm Member

    Mostly crap... but remember: 25 years ago a really great TV series came along, what, once every 5 years or so, each taking an age to watch @ one episode per week ? Now, amongst all the crap, there a several very entertaining ones every year that can be binge watched if required.

    We’re totally spoiled and damaging our brain cells endlessly glued to screens.... (apparently a TV screen or monitor is the only direct source of light we regularly look at ... & very bad in so many ways *).

    * would love to quote a source, but I read about this quite some years back & cannot remember it.
     
  2. Gerard124

    Gerard124 pfm Member

    Enjoyed 'Funny Cow' on Netflix (Maxine Peake/Paddy Considine).

     
  3. madmike

    madmike I feel much better now, I really do...

    A client recommended a Spanish series to me..."Money Heist" It is very good, now hooked.
     
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  4. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    Last edited: Mar 5, 2020
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  5. rbrown

    rbrown I think therefore I think I am

    Me too, well worth seeing.

    Currently enjoying This Country on iPlayer. Brilliantly acted and utterly hilarious. It passed me by when on terrestrial TV.
     
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  6. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Aeronauts on Prime, very enjoyable, vertigo inducing.
     
  7. mikechadwick

    mikechadwick pfm Member

    Just started watching Hunters on Prime, Wasn’t expecting too much - quite Tarantinoish though
     
  8. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Hunters is the biggest pile of crap I have ever had to endure.
    The holocaust was dreadful enough without inventing atrocities.
     
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  9. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    they had commercials for it during the superbowl and that was enough for me to reach a very similar conclusion.
     
  10. Ponty

    Ponty pfm Member

    Thanks! Watched it last night. I’ve done a fair bit of sailing, in some rough stuff as well but crikey, these guys really know how to live. It made me feel very insignificant and almost wishing I’d taken a different path.
     
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  11. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Slightly OT but due to the dearth of good stuff I turned to BBC iPlayer's selection of archive Horizon programmes, one in particular, The race to ruin, about the cold war and particle beam weapons was just superb.
     
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  12. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    I had similar feelings. My life is safer, and I'm undoubtedly financially better off, but they've lived way more than I ever have.
     
  13. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    The bloke on his smelly bunk, who was seasick and had been throwing up for 10 days ... :D

    Jack
     
  14. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    Well, maybe not the throwing up bit. It reminds me of a conversation I had with my neighbor who is a keen sailor and had recently sailed from Boston to Bermuda and back. I told him it sounded really exciting and adventurous, but at the back of my mind I was wondering if the reality was 3 weeks of seasickness interspersed with moments of terror. He told me, no, mostly it's just boring.
     
  15. Ponty

    Ponty pfm Member

    I’ve not done it unfortunately but friends who’ve completed Atlantic crossings say they are often very dull. At the right time of year the trade winds just take you all the way with little drama. One thing I wish I’d done when I was younger was my Yacht Master. An international passport to travel and work wherever you like. I grew up in Cornwall sailing all the time, just didn’t get round to it.

    A few years ago we picked up a boat in Athens, went through the Corinth Canal and it was crash bang wallop the other side. Trying to navigate up the Gulf of Corinth with 60 knot winds on the nose was not something I’d rush to do again. Luckily it was a decent yacht (Jeanneau 53) so could cope with the conditions. I’d have been really bricking it in anything smaller!
     
  16. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    I could believe that under normal circumstances. Being in a storm on the way to Antarctica might be a different thing though. Not too sure I would get bored in-between chucking up.

    Jack
     
  17. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    At the end of the movie they mention that the voyage from Antarctica to Patagonia was very long and rather dull - there was no footage of that month of sailing. However I think after that Antarctic storm it would take about a month for my heart rate to subside :)
     
  18. Gerard124

    Gerard124 pfm Member

    Apollo 11, now on Netfix. Wifey off away on girly weekend so thats my Friday viewing sorted.

     
  19. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    Yeah very true.

    Jack
     
  20. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    Ah great!!
     
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