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Christmas Telly

I thought I'd ask people if they had any tv highhlights over Christmas?

I enjoyed And Then There Were None immensely. I'm not usually a whodunnit fan but that was done brilliantly and complimented a glass of malt whisky perfectly. 

I also enjoyed Sherlock and I'm hoping we might get a bit more of it.

War and Peace started on Sunday and that too was excellent. I read it twenty years ago but can't remember the story. 

I've got Dickensian still to watch so I'm not sure if that's any good. Any one else watch it? 

I seem to have had a bit of a vintage viewing fetish but the only opportunity to watch the box was at 9pm and that was what was on!
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Offline Jonathan Hill
06 Jan 2016, 11:31 AM | Post: #2

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RE: Christmas Telly

I haven't watched much of Christmas telly yet as I intend to watch on catch-up. I enjoyed London Spy, although I think that was before Christmas. Recorded And Then There Were None. Can't remember much else. Enjoyed comedy things like Would I Lie To You, Not Going Out and Catherine Tate's Nan!
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06 Jan 2016, 05:08 PM | Post: #3

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RE: Christmas Telly

I also enjoyed And Then There Were None and Sherlock.
I liked the concept of that Sherlock episode. The next series will be in 2017!!!

I can't think of anything else I watched over Christmas. I couldn't even be bothered with Strictly.
I caught up with Doctor Who and didn't mind it.

I was just looking at a link for "the best 16 new shows to watch" and I don't think any of them appealed to me as they were either films adapted to telly or comic book universe serieses.
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06 Jan 2016, 05:27 PM | Post: #4

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I rarely 'do' telly. Too busy reading!
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07 Jan 2016, 09:00 AM | Post: #5

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The only TV viewing I did was news and weather reports (mostly depressing). But I have been watching Dad's Army on DVD. The gentle humour and nostalgic atmosphere really appeals to me. The film I watched was The Martian which I thoroughly enjoyed. It was well paced and engaging from the start and I liked the way it was set in the near future so that everything was believable and the technology familiar. In some ways it was liking watching a next-stage Apollo 13 with ingenious and determined people making things do more than they were designed to in order to save the astronaut's life. I shall be ordering the DVD as this is one I will want to watch again.
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07 Jan 2016, 09:40 AM | Post: #6

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RE: Christmas Telly

And Then There Were None - really enjoyed that. The quality of the production and the acting really add to a good story.

Dickensian - which as one critic put it 'was more soapy than a launderette'. At first I didn't like it and just kept spotting the characters and their source books, but once I'd got over my thought that it was like a Victorian soap opera, I began to like it.

A few other things - and like David, I mostly only watch the telly from 9 p.m. onwards, though I did treat myself to some Morse, and the Endeavours again.
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07 Jan 2016, 10:00 AM | Post: #7

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RE: Christmas Telly

I didn't watch much this year either, not terrestrial telly at least. I'm a huge Sherlock fan and really enjoyed it, but wish they'd had the courage to stick to setting it entirely in Victorian times, as was advertised.

Doctor Who was atrocious, and that's coming from someone who's watched it since before birth. Catherine Tate was good. I'll have to check out And Then There Were None, judging by everyone's views.

On Netflix, I'm currently watching How To Get Away With Murder. Great legal thriller that is being let down by the ridiculous amounts of sex in it. Strange thing to complain about, I know, but it honestly ruins the storytelling when every single character is having  an affair and there's two obligatory shagging scenes each episode!

Also on Netflix, Jessica Jones was brilliant, even better than Daredevil. But I love all that Marvel stuff.

Via Lovefilm, I'm almost finished watching Halt and Catch Fire. This is a very cool show set in the early Eighties and is about the boom of the home computer industry. Sounds dull but is riveting, with added nostalgic bonuses like people using Commodore 64s! In the second series you can see the characters actually inventing the proto-internet.
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This post was last modified: 07 Jan 2016 10:27 AM by DavidHaynes.
(07 Jan 2016 10:00 AM)davidwailing Wrote: Wrote:  I didn't watch much this year either, not terrestrial telly at least. I'm a huge Sherlock fan and really enjoyed it, but wish they'd had the courage to stick to setting it entirely in Victorian times, as was advertised.

Doctor Who was atrocious, and that's coming from someone who's watched it since before birth. Catherine Tate was good. I'll have to check out And Then There Were None, judging by everyone's views.

On Netflix, I'm currently watching How To Get Away With Murder. Great legal thriller that is being let down by the ridiculous amounts of sex in it. Strange thing to complain about, I know, but it honestly ruins the storytelling when every single character is having  an affair and there's two obligatory shagging scenes each episode!

Also on Netflix, Jessica Jones was brilliant, even better than Daredevil. But I love all that Marvel stuff.

Via Lovefilm, I'm almost finished watching Halt and Catch Fire. This is a very cool show set in the early Eighties and is about the boom of the home computer industry. Sounds dull but is riveting, with added nostalgic bonuses like people using Commodore 64s! In the second series you can see the characters actually inventing the proto-internet.
That sounds good!
On a very similar theme someone bought me this for Christmas. I've not watched it yet but it has some cracking reviews.
From Bedrooms to Billions. It's a documentary about the birth of the British computer gaming industry in the late 70's and through the eighties. 
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07 Jan 2016, 11:29 AM | Post: #9

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RE: Christmas Telly

(07 Jan 2016 10:00 AM)davidwailing Wrote: Wrote:  I didn't watch much this year either, not terrestrial telly at least. I'm a huge Sherlock fan and really enjoyed it, but wish they'd had the courage to stick to setting it entirely in Victorian times, as was advertised.

Doctor Who was atrocious, and that's coming from someone who's watched it since before birth. Catherine Tate was good. I'll have to check out And Then There Were None, judging by everyone's views.

On Netflix, I'm currently watching How To Get Away With Murder. Great legal thriller that is being let down by the ridiculous amounts of sex in it. Strange thing to complain about, I know, but it honestly ruins the storytelling when every single character is having  an affair and there's two obligatory shagging scenes each episode!

Also on Netflix, Jessica Jones was brilliant, even better than Daredevil. But I love all that Marvel stuff.

Via Lovefilm, I'm almost finished watching Halt and Catch Fire. This is a very cool show set in the early Eighties and is about the boom of the home computer industry. Sounds dull but is riveting, with added nostalgic bonuses like people using Commodore 64s! In the second series you can see the characters actually inventing the proto-internet.

Haha Doctor Who was a bit of fluff and nonsense. I found it watchable in a 'Hmm, this is such a load of nonsense, I don't want to turn it off'.

Haven't started the Marvel stuff on Netflix but that's because I'm yet to get it back. I had it for a while but there wasn't much I wanted to watch at the time, now I no longer have it there's tons!

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07 Jan 2016, 12:51 PM | Post: #10

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I haven't watched Doctor Who since David Tennant left. Couldn't abide Matt Smith! David Tennant and Billie Piper were such an awesome pairing.

Oh, I did watch Beasts of No Nation on Netflix. Tough viewing at times but it's a really moving drama.
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