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Post by Gloria » 22 Jun 2020, 08:06

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I shall look at the new BBC series 'The Luminaries' tonight on catch-up. Here's hoping....
We watched it Stanley, not 100% on it as yet, but think it has the makings.
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I would watch the vet programmes but Col doesn't like to see any blood. :laugh5:
Like Col, I'm not keen on seeing a lot of blood, but I did sit through George McGavin taking part in a post-mortem on a porpoise. The worst bit was when they opened up the lungs and he pulled out lots of long parasitic worms! :surprised:

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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Stanley » 23 Jun 2020, 03:17

I share Col's aversion but mine is more to do with graphic kills, nature red in tooth and claw. I know it's reality but I prefer my shed!
I watched the first episode Gloria, not overly impressed but I'll give it a chance. Question is, should we have to do this? I remember hearing an author say that the best books hook you with the first line. I think he/she was right.
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Post by PanBiker » 23 Jun 2020, 09:02

It takes a bit of following as it's a timeline jumper.
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I share Col's aversion but mine is more to do with graphic kills, nature red in tooth and claw. I know it's reality but I prefer my shed!
I watched the first episode Gloria, not overly impressed but I'll give it a chance. Question is, should we have to do this? I remember hearing an author say that the best books hook you with the first line. I think he/she was right.
I agree with you Stanley, they should have you from the off. Not watched last nights episode, we were watching Burnley get thrashed, we will catch up with it tonight.
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Post by Stanley » 24 Jun 2020, 03:35

"It Was the Best of Times; It Was the Worst of Times
This phrase has been taken from the famous opening paragraph of Charles Dickens’ novel, A Tale of Two Cities. The novel opens with, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, …”

My favourite follows Snoopy:- "It was a dark and stormy night".
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Re: GOOD TV

Post by Wendyf » 24 Jun 2020, 06:05

"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again" Or "There was no possibility of taking a walk that day"

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Post by Stanley » 24 Jun 2020, 06:44

I know the first but not the second Wendy. I shan't cheat I'll let you remind me.
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Post by Wendyf » 24 Jun 2020, 07:06

It's Jane Eyre Stanley, sets the tone nicely!

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Post by Stanley » 24 Jun 2020, 07:09

Of course it is! I knew I had seen it.
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Post by Gloria » 24 Jun 2020, 07:27

Caught up with The Luminaries last night, either it takes some keeping up with, or it’s my age, but I don’t find it easy, and it looks like getting very strange. Also watched Talking Heads, one old one and one new one, Sarah Lancashire is brilliant.
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Post by PanBiker » 24 Jun 2020, 08:50

Wendyf wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 06:05
"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again" Or "There was no possibility of taking a walk that day"
Why do I think of this with Wendy's Jane Eyre quote?

"A mouse took a walk in the deep dark wood, the mouse found a nut and the nut looked good"

Probably because I have read it hundreds of times! :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 25 Jun 2020, 03:16

"It was a dark and stormy night...." THIS is worth a read......
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Post by Gloria » 25 Jun 2020, 07:39

It was a dark and stormy night, and the brigands sat in their cave, and the captain said to Antonio, come on lad and tell us a tale, and thus he began.....it was a dark and stormy night etc etc etc.
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Post by Stanley » 26 Jun 2020, 03:25

:biggrin2: :good:
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Post by Gloria » 29 Jun 2020, 07:37

Watched The Luminaries again last night, crikey it takes some keeping up with.
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You're not wrong their Gloria! :extrawink:
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Post by Stanley » 30 Jun 2020, 03:29

I have abandoned it, I want entertainment not a challenge. I watched a coup[le of films on a narrow gauge railway serving a coal mine in Szechuan, dead simple, fascinating and a real glimpse into life in the region, covered the mines, railway and also markets, cricket and how people live. Lovely scenery as well. Beats the Luminaries for me any day. Look up railways and Dickinson on Youtube. (LINK)
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Post by Tizer » 30 Jun 2020, 09:16

This is fascinating TV - Samira Ahmed's `Art of Persia'. A history of Persia/Iran that helps put today's Iran into perspective. iNews

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Post by Stanley » 01 Jul 2020, 03:47

I watched another of Rob Dickinson's narrow gauge videos last night. They are really good.
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Post by Gloria » 06 Jul 2020, 07:31

Still flogging ourselves to death with The Luminaries, we keep trying “just one more”.
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Post by Stanley » 06 Jul 2020, 07:41

Good luck with it Gloria, I hope your persistence pays off. I am made of weaker stuff, I ditched it.
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Post by Gloria » 06 Jul 2020, 07:55

Stanley wrote:
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Good luck with it Gloria, I hope your persistence pays off. I am made of weaker stuff, I ditched it.
I’m just hoping when it gets to the end we will be glad we stuck with it. Everything about it is hard going.
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Gloria wrote:
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Still flogging ourselves to death with The Luminaries, we keep trying “just one more”.
I'm invested since the beginning so am with you Gloria. Will keep watching although a tad confused with the time shifts. :dontknow:
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Post by Stanley » 07 Jul 2020, 03:19

I watch TV for entertainment not mind games!
Last night I went to Youtube and watched the Good the Bad and the Ugly one more time and bathed in Ennio Morriconi's music.
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