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Efros
1104521.  Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:27 am Reply with quote

Totally British 70s Rock n Roll, bloody good stuff. On iPlayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01r3pm9/totally-british-70s-rock-n-roll-1-19701974

 
bemahan
1107852.  Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:14 pm Reply with quote

Bemason's film choice last night was 'Donnie Darko'. I enjoyed it but, having worked with psychotic teenagers, I found it rather disturbing.

Tonight's choice is 'Her'. Weird but quite entertaining.

 
Jenny
1107946.  Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:49 am Reply with quote

We watched Snowpiercer last night, which was an intriguing concept but a crappy ending.

 
Efros
1107951.  Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:08 am Reply with quote

Watched "The Interview" not entirely awful, just a bit shit in places.

 
'yorz
1107975.  Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:05 pm Reply with quote

Watched "Rare Christmas Tale (2010, Finnish). A different, rather dark, Santa story. Enough hinting at Finnish folklore to tempt me to google for any truths in the story, but a tad slow. Nice to see many old men with all nethers on display in the Arctic snow (so they're excused for wrinkledness) - not for the aesthetics, but the refreshingly absent Disney-sanitising.

 
bemahan
1109005.  Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:05 pm Reply with quote

Went to see 'Birdman' tonight with bemason (his choice as I knew nothing about it). Long time since I've seen a film like that. We thought it was very good. I'd like to see it again as I think there were little asides and references I missed first time.

 
Jenny
1109188.  Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:33 pm Reply with quote

I watched the first episode in season 5 of Downton Abbey last night. No spoilers from Brits who've already seen it please!

Also watched what is called on this side of the Atlantic, for some reason I can't fathom, "The Great British Baking Show". What's wrong with "Bake-Off"?

 
Efros
1109195.  Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:22 pm Reply with quote

I think being Baked is a euphemism for being stoned, maybe something to do with that.

 
Jenny
1109463.  Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:20 am Reply with quote

Ah maybe so.

I watched the first three episodes of Lilyhammer on Netflix yesterday - excellent stuff! Will watch more.

 
tetsabb
1109509.  Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:02 pm Reply with quote

WE wathced quite abit of Lilyhammer, but personally I found the joke wore a bit thin quite quickly.
Of course, the Americn central character is played by a chap named Steve Van Zandt, who had already had a career in the music biz, playing geetar with some other chap, whose name escapes me.

 
'yorz
1109599.  Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:14 pm Reply with quote

Singers-songwriters at the BBC 2/4.

Harry Nilsson, Stealers Wheel, Billy Joel, and the like. Hmmmm.

 
CharliesDragon
1109932.  Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:19 pm Reply with quote

I'm always happy when something Norwegian gets noticed outside of Norway, so go Lilyhammer!

The first season is very good, but now I've given up watching it, though, it got too "Norwegian chavvy." At least it's a good example of everything I don't like about the culture here. I always hated the guy with the '70s porn 'stache, hopefully for obvious reasons, and I am not happy they gave him a bigger role instead of focusing on the woman Steve's character was sort-of dating. They could have made it much more... family friendly, but instead they decided to appeal to the crowd with minds of zitty fourteen year old boys. Oh, well.

 
Jenny
1110127.  Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:47 pm Reply with quote

We're into season 2 now, and still enjoying it.

 
'yorz
1111558.  Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:00 pm Reply with quote

I'm watching live two blokes who are hanging by their fingernails (literally) off El Capitan (Yosemite).

http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/live-video/watch-live-free-climbers-near-summit-of-el-capitan-322484291648

 
Jenny
1111624.  Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:52 pm Reply with quote

As well as Lilyhammer (now working our way through Season 3) I'm watching The Good Wife, which is pretty good. One episode on my iPad sees me through a couple of miles on my treadmill at my (rather slow) pace.

 

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