Ha ha, I just can't see KMK throwing any kind of tantrum...
As for Homeland..Well I've always been a late starter and I finally started to watch this last Friday. I thought I'd watch an episode and go from there. Ended up watching 5 episodes in one evening!!
I have never been a great fan of Damiam Lewis (post Dreamcatcher) and I think that knowing he was in a lead role in this maybe put me off watching it. However, hats off to DL as he is excellent as Brody. Compulsive viewing. Less than a week has gone and I am well into the 2nd series now. Watched 3 episodes last night.
As has been mentioned already, the scene in the bunker with the vest and the VP was just so gripping and scary. I just love the way the plot twists and turns, you never quite know where it's heading next. Clare Danes plays her role brilliantly and freaks me out somewhat.
I have so much to watch and so many other series' to catch up on. Have been recommended Line of Duty and Salamander. Still have to watch Breaking Bad right from the start. Have seen a lot of it, but further on into the show. A lot of late nights coming up I think.
Ha ha, I just can't see KMK throwing any kind of tantrum...
Oh, you should see me at my worst! Almost as bad as Carrie Matheson!
However, hats off to DL as he is excellent as Brody. Compulsive viewing. Less that a week has gone and I am well into the 2nd series now. Watched 3 episodes last night.
Being late to discover good series has some advantages. For example, you can watch it all in more or less one go! It was absolute torture having to wait a full week for the next episode. Plus, this is shown abominably late on Sunday nights. I kept showing up at the office quite bleary-eyed on Monday mornings ...
I just love the way the plot twists and turns, you never quite know where it's heading next.
The unpredictability is exactly what I loved best about it, fantastic actors aside.
Clare Danes plays her role brilliantly and freaks me out somewhat.
Oh, YES. She makes you believe she's really lost her marbles.
I hadn't heard of Line of Duty before, but it sounds interesting.
I had the time of my life. It's a wonderful lesson that if you do the things you love, that's the way to go. Rufus
And it was the touch of the imperfect upon the would-be perfect that gave the sweetness, because it was that which gave the humanity. Thomas Hardy: Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Strictly speaking, this isn't binge viewing but did anybody see the Johnny Worricker films shown on the BBC last week.
These were three consecutive films involving the character Johnny Worricker, a spy >>> Page Eight >>> Turks and Caicos >>> Salting the Battlefield
These were written by David Hare and Johnny was played by Bill Nighy, supported by the cream of a British cast. They were taut, beautifully written and exquisitely filmed. There were lots of hints in them which may make you think about politicians on both side of the Atlantic; in particular a certain recent British P.M.
We Brits complain about our TV licence fee but when the Beeb produces something like this, I feel it is worth every penny.
To you girls across the water, may I say , If your PSC ( have I got that right ? Public service?) shows these singly or together do not miss them.
Post by BuildersPassion on May 5, 2014 10:24:46 GMT
Considering my current state of mind i was looking for a feel good movie. And i found something really sweet. An old tv serial (2007/2009) named "Pushing Daisies". I didn´t see it on tv back then. But now i luckily discovered it and watched the complete two seasons last week. It´s the story about Ned, the piemaker, who can make pies and wake the dead. The series is very colourful and funny, a little bit fairytale-like and just ... heartwarming. Does anybody know it? I must admit that Lee Pace won my heart as the adorable piemaker Ned .
"A man is never completely dressed without... wearing a beard!”
I was lucky to get loads of DVD's for my birthday (thank you so much to PJ & Steve). The stash of DVD's included boxed sets of Homeland and The White Queen. As some of you know from previous posts within this thread, I have seen most of Homeland before, but have always keen to watch it a second time. We are into series 2 already!
Last weekend I did a serious bout of binge viewing!!! It was great. No Rufus, but loads of links to Rufus, so he was ever present!
Hubby was away so I indulged myself and watched all 10 episodes of The White Queen. I know, what a lazy trout!! It's so good being able to watch the episodes back to back, but I have to admit that after about episode 6 I had to get the iPad out with a royal family tree!!! I found it harder to keep up with all the family 'ties' in this, than Game of Thrones!!! LOL
Great to see Rupert Graves and James Frain popping up and of course there's also the Rebeccca Ferguson link to Hercules. These historical drama are very educational plus I love, love, love the costumes. So elegant, well at least the royals are!!!
Hubby arrived home from his weekend away to find me watching The Tudors!!! I know, I know, it's really old and it's taken this all this time to start watching it!!! Of course hubby had to walk in just at the right moment...LOL. Well you can guess what was going on!! The king at 'play'!! Good to see Sam Neill and I await to see James Frain again in later episodes.
Hubby is off racing with PJ this coming weekend. PJ's managed to piece his car together after the disaster that was Silverstone, so I will have a Rufus fest hopefully. It's a while since I've seen Charles II and he's long overdue for a visit. I shall feast my eyes.
A few thoughts after seeing The White Queen:
1. Thanks to Rufus for his portrayal of Charles II for igniting interest. I continue to fan those flames.
2. Richard III got bad press (IMHO).
3. Royalty should be banned from naming their offspring after themselves!!! Please skip a generation or three, it would help to make things less confusing to the less able of us (i.e. me)..LOL
Oh and I also have the complete box set of Friends to watch. Oh yes, I have seen loads of the episodes, but never in order. It would be nice to watch it from the beginning - maybe the cold winter nights.
So all in all I reckon I am sorted book and film wise for about the next year!!!