Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by NathWFC, Mar 20, 2010.
Any suggestions book wise?
Sorry to jump in but Brian Masters book was a real insight. Would also recommend his Dennis Nilsen and Rose West books too.
I've read The Shrine of Jeffrey Dahmer by Brian Masters which is very good but there are plenty out there
A lot of Mrs D's friends told her to look at "The Watcher" on Netflix. Seems like it's going somewhere then the worst ending of any series I've ever watched, and that's saying something.
Save your time and don't "watch".
I made my wife give up on that after maybe 3 episodes. Half the characters were just irritating and the plot seemed somewhat nonsensical. All he needed to do was buy some ******* curtains FFS.
I'm now intrigued by the end and am going to read what happens.
Quite enjoyed the two episodes of The Peripheral I watched on Prime. Seems to have some promise if you like stuff about time travel, I believe it’s based on a book but it’s not one I’ve read.
I'll tell you now, absolutely nothing happens.
Andor is fantastic and slept on, get past the first two episodes and it transforms into a superbly written series without any of the normal Star Wars guff.
Yeah, I have really enjoyed it thus far. It's good seeing the seeds of the rebellion being sown.
Maybe more than the first 2, but well worth hanging on for. My son said he was bored after about episode 4, but we stuck with it and it's great.
Some good characters like the desperate bloke who just wants to catch rebels, the Thatcher woman who works for the ISB and the whole prison thing.
The prison is so well done, from setup to script to acting. You can feel the hopelessness and pressure. It feels incredibly oppressive and inhumane.
Series Two of The White Lotus has kicked off on Sky/Now. The ‘White Lotus’ of the title is a luxury hotel chain and this season the action moves from Hawaii to Sicily.
The first series was an intriguing look at the disappointments of luxury. The very wealthy guests play out their tensions both with themselves and the hotel staff, also representing wider US cultural tensions. It’s HBO so it’s adult and unsettling at times, but an excellent watch.
It’s highly rated so the episodes are being drip fed. The second series started well, picking seamlessly from the first, despite an almost completely different cast. And a very good cast too, including The Sopranos Michael Imperioli (Nephew Christopher Moltisanti) and F Murray Abraham (Homeland’s Dar Adal) as a troubled father and son on a trip back to native Sicily.
Recommended telly watching dudes.
Also fun fact, it was written and created by Ned Schneebly from School of Rock.
There's a good documentary series on Netflix about the history of FIFA and the shysters that ran it until the FBI felt their collars. I've only seen the first episode but I am now even more determined to avoid anything to do with the upcoming World Cup.
As opposed to the shysters who run it now?
Unfortunately the end can't be changed as it's a true story
Very true, albeit a sh*t one.
Has that ever stopped Hollywood before?
Wish I had known as I saw it through to the end!
I’ve watched all 4 and it will make your blood boil.
I watched episodes 2,3 and 4 last night. Incredible!
Amazing isn’t it, they were actually worse than the mafia.
And dear old Sepp Blatter still doesn't accept that he did anything wrong. Even if he didn't personally have his snout in the trough (which is hard to believe) he was head of an organisation that was absolutely corrupt from top to bottom. The American bloke with the beard who the FBI got stuck in to first didn't even put in a personal tax return for 15 years! FIFA looks a great place to work though!
Except get caught.
Started The Expanse, on season two now and it is brilliant. Great drama and well acted.
I have an irrational dislike of Thomas Jane. Makes watching this one a bit difficult for me.
No idea why he rubs me up the wrong way, he just does. Good show though!
It's funny how some actors do that to you, I can't stand anything with Sheriden Smith, not a clue why.
Same here, think she's horrendous.
I loved the Expanse but my gripe was Shohreh Aghdashloo. Every scene with her I was laughing at how bad she is at acting - may as well be reading off a bit of paper.
Everyone else does a good job though. Sci-Fi done right.
She was lovely and sweet and certainly talented when she arrived on the scene. But she changed when she realised she was now a star and also had the extensive unnecessary plastic surgery overhaul. A real bugbear with me why quite pretty young actresses and comediennes feel the need to do that to their faces. See Katherine Ryan and Roisin Conaty. Makes them look terribly vain …..and so much worse than pre surgery.
Agreed. I'm all in favour of the ugly ones going under the knife if it helps though.
I know you're joking but plastic surgery itself is great for anyone who is born with a deformity that THEY want to fix to boost self-confidence, burns etc but when someone just wants to remove a few wrinkles, plump up their lips when in their 20s/30s, I just think it's a damning enditement of society today. I don't think any of the 3 mentioned in my post above look any better as a result, they just look plastic. I guess there's a bit of of a grey area between fully understandable surgery and totally unnecessary eg nose a little too large, Clunes ears, Lineker's ears ?? Do men do this too ? The old ageing hearthrobs, Cruise, Clooney, DiCaprio, young men today ? Dunno - just find it really sad....