What I'm watching


#3664

It was. Some superb performances and cinematography. I really, really enjoyed it.


#3665

Me too. Such lavish productions are thin on the ground these days.


#3666

There’s a BBC adaptation of the War of The Worlds coming up too, partly filmed in Liverpool. I hope it’s half as good as this was.


#3667

I’m partial to a bit of WOTW. :+1:

I presume they filmed the aftermath sequences in Liverpool?

No impact on the budget :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#3668

Lol!

They used footage of Ólans @htm_1968 house whilst it was being renovated to depict the devastation wreaked by a Tripod attack.


#3669

Cuntz :grin:


#3670

White House Down.

Shit House Brown.

So bad, it is funny.


#3671

Building the Channel Tunnel.


#3672

I’ve got that on record. I wonder if it will all end in tears …

VB


#3673

While we’re on the subject, I also recorded episode 2 of this

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2019/05/inside-europe-10-years-of-turmoil

while I caught up with episode 1. That was about how Cameron handled, or in fact spectacularly failed to handle, the various players in the Europe squabble over the years from 2010-2016, ending with his downfall after the referendum.

The programme makers persuaded some big names (van Rompuy, Juncker and Tusk from the EU, Sarkozy and Hollande from France, a smattering of representatives of eastern European states, Osborne, Hague, Clegg, Ivan Rogers and a few political staffers from here) to try to explain how Downing St lurched from crisis to crisis. I guess the price for their participation included letting them tell the story as they saw it without challenging them much. They mostly blamed Cameron for everything. He did come across as very good indeed at annoying people. But they couldn’t avoid revealing quite a few truths both about the situation (doomed to end up as a train wreck right from the start, given the catastrophic disagreement within the Tory party) and about themselves too (e.g. Sarkozy came across as arrogant and unhelpful).

I’m looking forward to E2.

VB


#3674

That’s because he is arrogant and unhelpful. He’s very typically right of centre Frenchman.


#3675

Watched the first two episodes last night. Very enjoyable.


#3676

Has anyone watched Sex Education on netflix? I had just assumed it was a pile of shite from glancing at the resume, but then I saw this on my tiwtter feed and my day (life, frankly) got turned all upside down


#3677

Well. That’s perked up my morning << :fist: >>


#3678

Fascinating programme and then they stopped just as they got a leak…aaarg the suspense


#3679

There’s me thinking you were still talking about Sex Education


#3680

Dont think the wife would let me watch that !!!


#3681

FWIW I haven’t considered asking Mrs Craig whether she thinks I ought, or ought not,to watch Gillian Andersen giving a corguette a handjob.

Some things are best kept to onesself

PS: https://www.imore.com/how-clear-your-viewing-history-netflix


#3682

Ha , my wife is better than sherlock holmes , i cant even sneak a dirty can out in the recycling !


#3683

Yes finished it last night - I really enjoyed it, some excellent acting and a slightly surreal feel to it, plus the Wye Valley looks pretty. As with practically all English drama/arts it’s about introspection rather than the big issues but a lot of fun for all that.