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RE: [VIDEO] So... what are you playing just now?

The week before last was Ori and the Will of the Wisps.  Great.
Last week Metroid Dread.  Absolutely brilliant.  Rather hard too.
Finished it twice, it's so good.

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RE: [VIDEO] Ted Lasso

Yeah, I think I read the original season was supposed to be 10 episodes but was then made 12 (due to success of S1 I assume) - so they wrote two pretty much standalone episodes that didn't really 'add' much to the story and could almost be inserted anywhere.
It was the coach Beard episode and the Christmas one.

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RE: [VIDEO] Ted Lasso

Yeah, you have four story arcs evolving.
SPOILER:
Ted and his panic attack
Roy & Keeley
Rebecca & Sam
Nate the s***

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RE: Legal car problem

For me you got typical customer service like most places now sadly.
On the spanner thing, yeah, someone made a mistake and there's hopefully something in place to stop it happening again (but doubtful).
Don't go involving solicitors (free or otherwise), just learn from it and move on - life's too short.  The minimum there is someone probably getting sacked too probably.

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RE: [VIDEO] Ted Lasso

It was weird being on in August but a great 'standalone' episode.
Bad breath

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This item was edited on Monday, 11th October 2021, 16:54

RE: Fury V Wilder III WOW!! MAJOR SPOILER

It was a great fight, no idea how Wilder was still on his feet for the last few rounds.
Incredibly, one judge had it level after 9 - Fury was way, way ahead then.
Fury v Usyk could be good but AJ has a rematch there.

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RE: Most morally bankrupt takeover since the Glazers?

I'd probably change the title too.
I'm not sure it's comparable and is hardly recent.
As far as the takeover being allowed though, I'd stick it in with Snaps's superb avalanche and snowball analogy.
Move along, nothing to see here...
Unless you take the time to actually look.

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RE: [VIDEO] What gig did you just go to?

And 'COVID with a band member' has cancelled tonight's Glasgow and the 3 London O2 gigs.
I wouldn't judge my post as a general review of the gig, they have been well reviewed by the media.
Quote:
Robee J Shepherd says...
"I am very grateful I got to see him at the Royal Albert Hall a few years ago whilst he still had energy, he looks a lot older now. :/"
Yes, and even then he wasn't exactly his old self.

As a longstanding Genesis fan (all eras) I'm pretty sure I'm in the minority in a typical Genesis audience now.

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RE: [VIDEO] What gig did you just go to?

Saw Genesis, my favourite band, on Monday.
Enjoyed the show but certainly something missing.
There were no 'surprises' really, I knew what to expect from Phil and him sitting down.
The stage show and lighting were both superb - but the energy Phil used to inject into the shows was sadly lacking.
Sadly, the setlist is so predictable now and has hardly changed since the last tour.
Any old favourites generally have to make do with being part of a medley, just an opening verse or, in the case of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, a badly misjudged and slow, energyless version.  Would it really kill them to play the full version of The Cinema Show?
I think I have to accept I'm probably in the minority now of people go to a Genesis gig as the crowd just lapped up the likes of That's All and I Can't Dance.
Thankfully we still have the incredible Steve Hackett keeping the flame going.
Credit to Nic Collins on drums who was great in fairness.

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RE: Squid Game (Korean)

BBC links only please, we're British..  ;-)
BBC News - Squid Game: Netflix to edit out key phone number from gory series
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58824544

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RE: Squid Game (Korean)

It was on my watch list too until I also read about the very bad/changing meaning or intent subs.
May reconsider after Pete's recommendation.
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RE: [VIDEO] Bond, Trailer Bond

Just seen this..
Rather good....
MASSIVE SPOILERS BELOW- DO NOT CLICK IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW THE END!!!
SPOILER:
So, there's been lots of talk over the last few years about the next Bond could be a woman etc.  I have no issues whatseover with a new 00 Agent being a woman.  A nice new spinoff or whatever.  But the character of 'Bond, James Bond' is a man.  You can't re-write history or the novels or whatever.  The 007 in No Time To Die was great.  However, my point I suppose is, where does the series go from here?  They killed James Bond, not just a generic 00 Agent.  James Bond is dead.  WTF?  Quite enjoyed the film - and the whole Daniel Craig Bond story arc has been good - but I don't see why the arc can't just end and we move on to the next one - why does it end with him dying.  Hated that part - especially as he was a dad too.
James Bond is escapism.
James Bond needs to escape.

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This item was edited on Saturday, 2nd October 2021, 18:41

RE: [VIDEO] Ghibli Crafts

Until you finally used the right one.

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RE: [VIDEO] Vigil

I'd probably downgrade my 'OK'.
It got more and more far fetched and the whole thing ended up quite preposterous.
Suranne Jones' character was just as annoying as her role and power on the sub was far fetched and ridiculous.
I felt the whole programme just didn't have a clue what it actually wanted to be so pretty much failed in them all.

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RE: [VIDEO] Ted Lasso

Quote:
admars says...
"OMG I love this programme so much, thank you :)"
Did have a feeling about that.

Nice one mbilko

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RE: Help

Quote:
well that was a thoroughly depressing way to spend a Sunday evening

Yes, imagine having to do it for real, day after day through what we've just been through.
No doctors coming, no PPE and the ill and infected just being sent back to you to die.
Yup, depressing indeed.
Awards coming Jodie Comer's way I'm sure - but maybe better placed with the people doing it for a 'living'?...
There was one 'scene' that seemed a good 20 minutes or so as a single take and I'm not sure the camera left her, going from room to room and trying to deal with it all.
Heartbreaking stuff, you really felt you were there with the poor woman.

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RE: Reminiscence..

Did you blank this Pete, or couldn't face writing a review?
Or not watched it yet..

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RE: [VIDEO] Ted Lasso

Thought it was great.
SPOILER:
Thing is, I kept thinking something 'clever' was happening (his keys, the cross etc..) with a reveal at the end but it didn't happen.
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This item was edited on Friday, 17th September 2021, 23:46

Help

Film on tonight (CH4) starring Stephen Graham and Jodie Comer about a nursing home through the Covid pandemic.
Looks a tough but good watch, will certainly be recording.

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RE: [VIDEO] Ted Lasso

Quote:
Robee J Shepherd says...
"I didn't realise the boss was the evil nun from Game of Thrones!!!"
I was racking my brain thinking where I'd seen her too!

Quote:
Robee J Shepherd says...
"I also didn't realise this was a feelgood series. I think I'm in!"

Quote:
sj says...
"If they really do get better then we're in for a great time, absolutely brilliant, feelgood comedy - loved it, cheers!!!!!"
Quote:
sj says...
"I definitely feel admars and even more so Rob would love this"


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RE: Michael Barrymore, 2 other men, arrested on suspicion of Stuart Lubbock`s murder

Check out the above post - how times have changed...

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RE: [VIDEO] What gig did you just go to?

You're in for a treat,  it's superb. I've seen the last 7 or 8 tours too, this could be the best maybe, even more so than the Selling England one too. All still on top of their game, maybe even better.  I know you'll be well aware if how good Craig is too. Seeing Genesis next month, quite fearful about that to be honest after seeing how poorly Phil looks. Saw a program on Sky Arts last night showing them preparing and rehearsing for this tour that  that didn't help.. Funny hearing Mike talk about how they don't have a 'classic' album like Floyd etc..  Then it showed them rehearsing 'That's All...

Reminded me of this....



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This item was edited on Tuesday, 14th September 2021, 09:21

RE: Hawkeye

Die Hard for me too.  Not heard of this but will watch.
I think I'll watch a few of the Marvel Series, haven't got around to it yet - I have Wandavision and Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

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RE: [VIDEO] What gig did you just go to?

Saw Elbow last night (great weekend!) at the Olympia - a real, old 100+ year old theatre.
Probably the best I've seen them, and loud...
Guy Garvey had the audience eating out of his hand and, as the man, who for me, has penned some of the most heart wrenching and beautiful lyrics, a bit of dust in the eye a few times too for me.
A particular favourite is Kindling with:
The silence and the waiting and the rush of all aboard
Fifty souls to a carriage I'm trying hard to be ignored
Then my telephone shakes into life and I see your name
And the wheat fields explode into gold either side of the train..
We were fairly near the front and I got my phone out and videoed this bit - I think I giggled like a little kid when Guy noticed and looked right at the phone as I recorded the last line.
The lyric is pretty self-explanatory I think but nails a certain time, place, trip and feeling for me.
This gig too was the third time of trying - ironically touring the Giants of All Sizes album (released late 2019) just as they've announced a new album to be released in a couple of months.







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RE: [VIDEO] What gig did you just go to?

Steve Hackett - Seconds Out tour..
Saw Steve Hackett at Liverpool Philharmonic on Saturday (at last, twice postponed...).
Just stunning.
Joined this time by Jonas Reingold (Flower Kings) and Craig Blundell (ex Frost* and Steven Wilson tour drummer last few years) who in particular was incredible and nailed the classic Phil Collins and Chester Thomson drum sound.

The show was split into two 'sets' although the first probably the shortest ever, around 40mins.  Which was why the second was just on two hours and was the whole of Seconds Out (full versions of all songs).
Highlights probably Musical Box, Supper's Ready (obviously) and Cinema Show but the whole thing amazing...





My Seconds Out version...



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RE: [VIDEO] Vigil

I'm 3 Eps in.  Finding it 'OK'.

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RE: Arsenal 21/22 season

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/arsenal-martin-odegaard-champions-league-24958416

"Arsenal and Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, 22, says the club's ambition is to win the Champions League within the next two seasons."
So you're not in it this season and to be in it next season you need to be in top 4 this season. Smoking some good stuff over in Norway?

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RE: [VIDEO] Matrix Resurrections… Pick a pill…

Well, an expensive imitation...

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RE: Up to £100 Refund when betting on Spurs this Saturday

Quote:
Robee J Shepherd says...
"Have you read the dates? Looked at their other posts?"
Yeah, I read the dates and saw they were from a long time back and made within days of each other.  I didn't think advertising/spamming with their own site was allowed either - even back then.

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RE: Up to £100 Refund when betting on Spurs this Saturday

Nor his mates joining to promote the same gambling bollocks.
Seriously?
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