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Came across a show called Grisse from HBO Asia. Set in mid-1800s in Dutch East Indies and focuses on a local rebellion. Great story and solid acting from the Indon actors. Absolute crap acting from a couple of the white guys. Well worth watching. In English.
 

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Finished the Umbrella Academy last night. It was something. I enjoyed it for the most part, particularly some of the influences / homages to historic works. Clanged a bit in places too though.

Tonight - I'm in a weird mood. Can't seem to maintain attention at all. Literally nothing I want to watch on Netflix. So more **** mood rather than weird I guess. Therefore I'm going to watch the 2014 Grand Final. Never fails to cheer me up!:p
I enjoyed umbrella academy too. Also on Netflix is a show called perfume. Is foreign but dubbed to English. Pays homage to the book but is its own story. Really enjoyed it and would recommend.
 

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I enjoyed umbrella academy too. Also on Netflix is a show called perfume. Is foreign but dubbed to English. Pays homage to the book but is its own story. Really enjoyed it and would recommend.
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I watched Ricky Gervais's new outing last night - After Life. Sat down to watch one episode. Binged all 6. I found it to be an extremely humorous and rewarding way of spending an evening. I would almost go so far to say it was one of the best pieces of television I've seen in years, but that's more a commentary on the state of modern television and my own personal tastes. I'm sure there are plenty who hate it. Me? I laughed. I cried. I found it uncomfortably close to home at times. But ultimately a really well done little screenplay. YMMV
 

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Cheers :)


I watched Ricky Gervais's new outing last night - After Life. Sat down to watch one episode. Binged all 6. I found it to be an extremely humorous and rewarding way of spending an evening. I would almost go so far to say it was one of the best pieces of television I've seen in years, but that's more a commentary on the state of modern television and my own personal tastes. I'm sure there are plenty who hate it. Me? I laughed. I cried. I found it uncomfortably close to home at times. But ultimately a really well done little screenplay. YMMV
Haha that’s interesting. I think TV is in a golden age. More money being spent on more ambitious and varied shows than at any time in history. 15 years ago you wouldn’t have GoT. We are seeing high caliber film actors jumping across to TV because the stuff being made is as good or better and it pays well too. I can’t imagine any other time in my life where shows like stranger things, altered carbon and the expanse would have been attempted. The AO. Sense 8. They just wouldn’t get made. Not all shows are winners but you have so much choice now that you just don’t have to watch **** shows anymore.
 

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Haha that’s interesting. I think TV is in a golden age. More money being spent on more ambitious and varied shows than at any time in history. 15 years ago you wouldn’t have GoT. We are seeing high caliber film actors jumping across to TV because the stuff being made is as good or better and it pays well too. I can’t imagine any other time in my life where shows like stranger things, altered carbon and the expanse would have been attempted. The AO. Sense 8. They just wouldn’t get made. Not all shows are winners but you have so much choice now that you just don’t have to watch **** shows anymore.
Yeah - pretty hard to argue with that. And that my watching of non-sport TV is all netflix now too.

My internal monologue was along the lines of "FTA is cluttered with 'reality' shows, but this show is amazing. It's such a pity". Completely ignoring the fact that After Life wouldn't be able to be shown on FTA in its current edit anyway. Didn't really think that comment through :)
 
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Haha that’s interesting. I think TV is in a golden age. More money being spent on more ambitious and varied shows than at any time in history. 15 years ago you wouldn’t have GoT. We are seeing high caliber film actors jumping across to TV because the stuff being made is as good or better and it pays well too. I can’t imagine any other time in my life where shows like stranger things, altered carbon and the expanse would have been attempted. The AO. Sense 8. They just wouldn’t get made. Not all shows are winners but you have so much choice now that you just don’t have to watch **** shows anymore.
Agree however $$ isnt the main reason, its the writers. Small to medium films just never make money these days (even less so than in the past). China effect takes up too much of global theatres now for studios to ignore them, as such films need to be made with them in mind (can I say "simpler" plots?).

As such the worlds best writers all work in tv now where they can express their stories.
 

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So much cross promotion and filler in the F1 coverage.

What happened to the good old days when some well speaking English chap would take us through how one of their steering wheels worked?
 

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Finished the Umbrella Academy last night. It was something. I enjoyed it for the most part, particularly some of the influences / homages to historic works. Clanged a bit in places too though.

Tonight - I'm in a weird mood. Can't seem to maintain attention at all. Literally nothing I want to watch on Netflix. So more **** mood rather than weird I guess. Therefore I'm going to watch the 2014 Grand Final. Never fails to cheer me up!:p

Just finished watching the Umbrella Academy as well. So crook after our game on Sunday :D. Great series, loves the soundtracks selections. Can't wait for season 2.
 

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Watching the Love, Death and Robots anime anthology on Netflix.

Episodes range from 6 minutes to ~20 minutes. All individual non aligned short stories essentially.

Good for a quick watch if short on time and if you like anime.
 
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