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Serial Bingeing

 
 
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 9 Feb, 2014 02:17 pm
@vonny,
Oh you're really missing out Vonny. I just looked on Youtube and there's a ton of the episodes there. The black and white ones.

The star of the show was Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver. He was always getting into scrapes, often turning to his older brother Wally for help. Wally was apt to say things like "Jeez Beav. Now dad's gonna holler at us"

I loved his parents, Ward, who though loving an understanding, could get pretty tough, and June who I think is the mother everyone wishes for.

How could you not love a show where one of the boys friends is names Lumpy Rutherford? Or Eddie "That's a lovely dress you're wearing Mrs Cleaver" Haskell.

vonny
 
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Reply Sun 9 Feb, 2014 02:20 pm
@chai2,
I'll have to look at it on YouTube - it sounds fun!
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Sun 9 Feb, 2014 02:21 pm
@vonny,
Be precise on your search though Von.

I got a real shock when I tried.
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 9 Feb, 2014 02:33 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Yeah, as June said "Ward, don't be so hard on the Beaver"
vonny
 
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Reply Sun 9 Feb, 2014 02:57 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Laughing I don't make that mistake any more! Rolling Eyes
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Sun 9 Feb, 2014 03:11 pm
@vonny,
On a serious note, vonny, have you ever seen Southland?

If not, and you like fast moving believable "fly on the wall" type dramas, you'll like this one.

This is the first showing of the final series (you can get the earlier ones on dvd or downlaod. It starts on More4 on Thursday (13th) at 11pm, so if you have one of those set top boxes, set it to "record series".

Once you get in to the characters, you'll be hooked.
vonny
 
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Reply Sun 9 Feb, 2014 03:55 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Thanks for the suggestion. Just googled it - sounds good! If it's available as a boxed set, I'll probably buy it - we don't have a set-top box, just Freeview. Still have The Shield, Prison Break and Lost to watch after I finish Breaking Bad, so no hurry.
wmwcjr
 
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Reply Sun 9 Feb, 2014 09:50 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:
Yeah, as June said "Ward, don't be so hard on the Beaver"


http://static.someecards.com/someecards/usercards/1342148410296_2515934.png

Sorry, chai2. I couldn't resist. Mr. Green
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 10 Feb, 2014 10:40 am
@vonny,
vonny wrote:

Thanks for the suggestion. Just googled it - sounds good! If it's available as a boxed set, I'll probably buy it - we don't have a set-top box, just Freeview. Still have The Shield, Prison Break and Lost to watch after I finish Breaking Bad, so no hurry.


Vonny, I had a freeview telly up until about a year ago, when someone suggested getting a box that can record stuff, pause live TV, rewind live TV etc., and we haven't looked back.
They are simply brilliant! Cheapish to buy, no subscription, easy to hook up to the TV and so simple to use.
It came in really handy at Xmas with all the various channels showing good stuff all at once. Watch one, record another. Record late night films so you can go to bed at a reasonable time amd watch the film later...press one button and record an entire series automatically.

Ours is a Humax, and it's brilliant!
vonny
 
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Reply Mon 10 Feb, 2014 02:34 pm
@Lordyaswas,
The Humax set top box sounds good - we might invest in one later in the year.

Meantime - went shopping today, and finished up buying series 1 and 2 of Southland, and series 1 and 2 of Homeland!!!
rickyjames123
 
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Reply Mon 17 Feb, 2014 12:47 am
@Phoenix32890,
sorry i cant help you. But you can concern your Bingeing with any good specialists.
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vonny
 
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Reply Thu 20 Feb, 2014 03:51 pm
Just remembered that I have the complete series of Lost tucked away somewhere - an impulse buy. No idea if it's even worth watching.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Thu 20 Feb, 2014 04:01 pm
@vonny,
You'll need to watch episode 1 and 2 of Southland maybe twice to really get in to the fly on the wall style, and the speed of the whole thing.

Once you get in to the characters, I'm sure you'll love it.

Homeland is something I never got into, but hear that it was good.

All you want now is a rainy weekend. I wonder when we'll get one of those ........?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 20 Feb, 2014 04:07 pm
@Lordyaswas,
I blithely assumed I already had it on tape, no, it was Southcliffe. A C4 Drama about a gunman on a shooting spree in a Norfolk market town, quite harrowing actually.
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Thu 20 Feb, 2014 04:16 pm
@izzythepush,
Was that the one on about a year ago, with the guy who pretended to be a Marine?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 20 Feb, 2014 04:27 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Yes, he pretended to be SAS, but he failed the selection process.
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vonny
 
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Reply Fri 21 Feb, 2014 03:43 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Quote:
All you want now is a rainy weekend. I wonder when we'll get one of those ........?


A wet weekend in England - never!
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vonny
 
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Reply Tue 9 Sep, 2014 06:19 am
On the last couple of episodes of Lost - have series 3 of Homeland to watch - but what then? Surely there must be some new series out on DVD in America that haven't reached British shores yet!
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 9 Sep, 2014 06:45 am
@vonny,
True Detective is brilliant. I'm watching it for a second time with my daughter who never saw it first time around.
vonny
 
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Reply Tue 9 Sep, 2014 12:49 pm
@izzythepush,
True Detective - never heard of it before, but I just watched a trailer for it and it looks rather good. Thanks for the recommendation.
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