General tv discussion thread - good, bad, axings etc etc

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Re: General tv discussion thread - good, bad, axings etc etc

Postby Rik E Boy » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:15 pm

I'm a big fan of ignoring the hype over various series and then binge watching long after they have finished. So far watched all of Oz, Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and currently watching The Wire. Stream the lot and no ads or FTA bullshit. I'm a big HBO fan and have an eye out for a few other series that everyone has probably watched years ago. I didn't pay any attention to anyone so no spoilers either GEAR.

Anything that starts out good and jumps the shark I give a miss. I saw GoT 8 at the same time as everyone else and while it wasn't as good as earlier seasons i thought it was a little rushed rather than straight up bad. I've heard bad things about the way Dexter finishes up so I'm not keen to get into that one. I'm more of a true crime guy anyway.

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Re: General tv discussion thread - good, bad, axings etc etc

Postby Magellan » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:30 pm

Booney wrote:
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Booney wrote:ABC iView.

How Australia Got It's Mojo.

Russell Howcroft from Gruen spends an hour looking at an ad agency that created the TV sound track of the 70s and 80s. Great memories.

Check it out.

Yeah, this look good. Thanks for the reminder, Boon - you ought to be congratulated.


Mojo, what a pairing!

Like Mr Boon, I recommend all who recall those classic ads to check this show out, it's a wonderful walk down memory lane, but also acts as a record of Australian society and how it saw itself in the 1970s and 1980s.

I also dare anyone who watches it to not start singing all the Mojo ad jingles immediately. I was doing it involuntarily for about two hours last night.
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Re: General tv discussion thread - good, bad, axings etc etc

Postby Corona Man » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:37 pm

Magellan wrote:
Booney wrote:
Magellan wrote:
Booney wrote:ABC iView.

How Australia Got It's Mojo.

Russell Howcroft from Gruen spends an hour looking at an ad agency that created the TV sound track of the 70s and 80s. Great memories.

Check it out.

Yeah, this look good. Thanks for the reminder, Boon - you ought to be congratulated.


Mojo, what a pairing!

Like Mr Boon, I recommend all who recall those classic ads to check this show out, it's a wonderful walk down memory lane, but also acts as a record of Australian society and how it saw itself in the 1970s and 1980s.

I also dare anyone who watches it to not start singing all the Mojo ad jingles immediately. I was doing it involuntarily for about two hours last night.

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Re: General tv discussion thread - good, bad, axings etc etc

Postby Booney » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:48 pm

Magellan wrote:Like Mr Boon, I recommend all who recall those classic ads to check this show out, it's a wonderful walk down memory lane, but also acts as a record of Australian society and how it saw itself in the 1970s and 1980s.


The Hogan ads really influenced Australian culture as much as it mimicked it.

I remember my Dad was always pants, nicely ironed, button up shirt and outside the house, tie. By the time the 80's came along he was jeans and jumpers in winter then stubbies, a Bonds round neck and thongs in summer. Wouldn't have dared been that casual in public 10 years earlier.
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Re: General tv discussion thread - good, bad, axings etc etc

Postby Wedgie » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:01 pm

Booney wrote:ABC iView.

How Australia Got It's Mojo.

Russell Howcroft from Gruen spends an hour looking at an ad agency that created the TV sound track of the 70s and 80s. Great memories.

Check it out.

Cheers for that, watched it today and thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Re: General tv discussion thread - good, bad, axings etc etc

Postby LMA » Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:25 pm

Rik E Boy wrote:I'm a big fan of ignoring the hype over various series and then binge watching long after they have finished. So far watched all of Oz, Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and currently watching The Wire. Stream the lot and no ads or FTA bullshit. I'm a big HBO fan and have an eye out for a few other series that everyone has probably watched years ago. I didn't pay any attention to anyone so no spoilers either GEAR.

Anything that starts out good and jumps the shark I give a miss. I saw GoT 8 at the same time as everyone else and while it wasn't as good as earlier seasons i thought it was a little rushed rather than straight up bad. I've heard bad things about the way Dexter finishes up so I'm not keen to get into that one. I'm more of a true crime guy anyway.

regards,

REB


If you haven't already, also try:

Boardwalk Empire
Banshee
Peaky Blinders
The Shield
Luther
True Detective
Fargo

All quality shows
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Re: General tv discussion thread - good, bad, axings etc etc

Postby JK » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:25 pm

LMA wrote:
Rik E Boy wrote:I'm a big fan of ignoring the hype over various series and then binge watching long after they have finished. So far watched all of Oz, Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and currently watching The Wire. Stream the lot and no ads or FTA bullshit. I'm a big HBO fan and have an eye out for a few other series that everyone has probably watched years ago. I didn't pay any attention to anyone so no spoilers either GEAR.

Anything that starts out good and jumps the shark I give a miss. I saw GoT 8 at the same time as everyone else and while it wasn't as good as earlier seasons i thought it was a little rushed rather than straight up bad. I've heard bad things about the way Dexter finishes up so I'm not keen to get into that one. I'm more of a true crime guy anyway.

regards,

REB


If you haven't already, also try:

Boardwalk Empire
Banshee
Peaky Blinders
The Shield
Luther
True Detective
Fargo

All quality shows


Seen most of these and thoroughly agree ... Not HBO but Im a huge wrap for Ozark too. Whilst unfortunately they only did the 1 season, Quarry was hugely underrated too and very list worthy imho.
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Re: General tv discussion thread - good, bad, axings etc etc

Postby Magellan » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:52 pm

LMA wrote:
Rik E Boy wrote:I'm a big fan of ignoring the hype over various series and then binge watching long after they have finished. So far watched all of Oz, Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and currently watching The Wire. Stream the lot and no ads or FTA bullshit. I'm a big HBO fan and have an eye out for a few other series that everyone has probably watched years ago. I didn't pay any attention to anyone so no spoilers either GEAR.

Anything that starts out good and jumps the shark I give a miss. I saw GoT 8 at the same time as everyone else and while it wasn't as good as earlier seasons i thought it was a little rushed rather than straight up bad. I've heard bad things about the way Dexter finishes up so I'm not keen to get into that one. I'm more of a true crime guy anyway.

regards,

REB


If you haven't already, also try:

Boardwalk Empire
Banshee
Peaky Blinders
The Shield
Luther
True Detective
Fargo


All quality shows

Season one of True Detective is awesome stuff. Fargo is a great as well, captures the spirit of the original movie.
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