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  1. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Sons of Anarchy just didn't spark for me. Found it pretty mundane viewing. Stopped watching after 2 or 3 episodes.
     
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    If you like documentaries I would recommend Under the Sun, about North Korea.

    It's one of these documentaries where there is no commentary and the director just lets the film run.

    The film crew (Russian I think) were allowed to go into North Korea to film, a rarity in itself, but the whole filmatic experience is controlled by officials of the state. Telling people when to smile, how to stand, what to say and what to do.

    Very much a propaganda film for the North Korean regime. The director though cleverly just lets the film run and run, so you see all the manipulation and retakes of the scenes, trying to be played out as natural, but clearly controlled. Every single nuance.

    The other thing that seems abundantly clear is that in general the people only smile if they are told to by officials.

    I thought 1984 was just a book, but this is quite haunting to see how close to that book reality this truly is.

    The kids are indoctrinated at school to hate all enemies, especially Japan and America and the constant praised of 'the respected leader' is quite nauseating. Over and over again in everything they say and do. Bowing to the leader's image etched on to the wall and constantly praising him and worshipping him.

    Must be such a sad and hopeless place to live in.
     
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    I am only half way through, but the officials from the state keep interfering and taking over. It just looks like it is a North Korean propaganda film made for and by the state. It's only the camera continuing to roll the whole time and in between the constant 'takes' that paints the true picture of what is really going on.

    I picked up on it cos it had a 5 star rating on Netflix.
     
  6. shmmeee

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    Not really. I mean they're both set in the whitehouse. But Designated Survivor is more action movie/24 whereas HoC is more political drama/backstabbing.

    It is excellent though.

    Just watched Beyond. Gets a bit cheesy in places, but if you like conspiracy theories, the supernatural and attractive young americans it's very watchable.

    Gonna start the OA later I think.
     
  7. Nick

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    Yeah got a bit bored of house of cards about 5 in I think.
     
  8. Sky_Blue_Daz

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    Did you get round to watching still game?
     
  9. Earlsdon_Skyblue1

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    Ended up watching The OA.

    Really strange series. Some good and interesting bits, some ridiculously stupid bits.

    Can't make my mind up if I like it!
     
  10. Malaka

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    House of Cards
    Making of a Murderer
    Breaking Bad (you must have watched it by now)? Best TV after the Soprano's
     
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    if you like sci fi watch the expanse
     
  12. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    I switched off after one episode. Couldn't make head nor tail of it!
     
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    Requires some perseverance I think.

    Gets good about 3 episodes in, then gets really strange in the last one or two.

    Can't put my finger on it either though, a really odd watch.
     
  14. Otis

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    I see it has mixed reviews.
     
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    North Korea may be 1984, I'm more worried that modern western civilisation is Aldous Huxleys Brave New World to be honest.

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    Very good. :)
     
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  17. Otis

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    Anyone watched The Path? Aaron Paul (Jesse from Breaking Bad) as a member of a religious cult who starts to have doubts about his belief.

    Pretty good. Quite tense and dark and very well performed. Also stars Michelle Monaghan.

    10 episodes on Netflix and a second series due out this year.
     
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    watched that real detectives. Basically the asked detectives in the States to hi-light one case which really affected them and they recreate it using actors with the actual detective narrating to explain how it all unfolded.
    Some of the detectives were in tears years later, some really horrible stories in there.
    Amazing how among all the cases they dealt with these detective seem to have one that really affected them and can't seem to forget about.
     
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    Really got into Backstrom on Netflix recently. Sort of comedy detective show. Cancelled after 13 episodes though.
     
  20. Liquid Gold

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    Stick with house of cards, it's more than it appears to be.

    Just finished dirk gentles holistic detective agency, thats good fun if a bit mad.
     
  21. Bumberclart

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    Just started watching Trailer Park Boys.
    Its a Canadian spoof documentary about the residents of a trailer park. Kinda half 'The Office' and half 'Ali G'.
    A bit silly, but very easy watching for a few laughs. Each episode is only 22m long, so its easy to dip in and out of.
     
  22. clint van damme

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    watched a few and quite like it. Reminds me a bit of Brooklyn 911 but far better.
     
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    In French with English subtitles but don't let that put you off - No Second Chance written by American crime author Harlan Coben, it is superb
     
  24. shmmeee

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    Man if I could do foreign programmes I'd have such a wider selection. There's just something about dubbing or subtitles that puts me off. Weirdly unless it's Japanese/Korean.
     
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    Not inviting you round then.

    Everything is subtitled in our house and we only watch English programmes!!
     

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