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Post by mangaman » 3 months ago

Fleabag and Derry Girls both back in the same week
Fantastic.

I have been looking forward to Alan Partridge but it's been a bit unexciting. Especially when you've just watched the Derry Girls and Fleabag
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Post by Rutabaga » 3 months ago

I have just binge-watched series 1 of Fleabag. How on earth did I manage to miss this?
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Post by Whiskeyjack » 3 months ago

Ive never heard fleabag but a quick look at the first episode made me want to watch more, thanks.

It reminded me a little bit of Master of None
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Rutabaga wrote:
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On Celebrity Bake Off just now, Russell Brand made an arty biscuit tableau of his wife giving birth to their daughter, featuring biscuit labia with pink piped icing decoration. I wanted to switch channels, but I was transfixed. Prue Leith said, "A massive vagina." It was fabulous. He won the show.
He frustrates me, I want to dislike him, I want him to get on my nerves to such a degree that I'll throw my slipper at the telly, but he doesn't, I find him witty and entertaining and funny, and that makes me dislike him even more, but I don't dislike him >:(
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Sonic Budgie wrote:
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He frustrates me, I want to dislike him, I want him to get on my nerves to such a degree that I'll throw my slipper at the telly, but he doesn't, I find him witty and entertaining and funny, and that makes me dislike him even more, but I don't dislike him >:(
I've never thought much of him, but on that show he did have some very funny moments. Maybe age has mellowed him a bit?
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Sonic Budgie wrote:
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He frustrates me, I want to dislike him, I want him to get on my nerves to such a degree that I'll throw my slipper at the telly, but he doesn't, I find him witty and entertaining and funny, and that makes me dislike him even more, but I don't dislike him >:(
I had the same reaction to @Rutabaga's post. I keep nearly hating him, but somehow never do. Not that I would seek out his work, but when I stumble upon it, I like it more than not.
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Post by Joan » 3 months ago

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Just finished binge watching Russian doll. I thought it was pretty clever with some good quotes. “ is it the nicest psych ward?” “It’s definatly the closest!”
I'm a little obsessed with this show. I have watched it twice, the second time when I went to check something from episode 3, watched the whole episode, then re-binged the rest of the series finally going back to episodes 1 and 2. There is one other piece of art I have treated like that: Pride and Prejudice. More than once I have searched for a passage, and then read from that passage to the end, then beginning to the place I started. Russian Doll, like P&P has an entirely female creative team.

I haven't seen Fleabag (pesky TV licence rules), but I have heard her compared to Nadia in RD, something like "the New York Fleabag". Anyone seen both?

Also cockaroach.

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Post by Whiskeyjack » 3 months ago

Just up to the episode of Fleabag with the ‘Better man’ retreat. Think I can safely say that sketch wouldn’t be a hit in some corners of the internet.

Joan I guess you don’t have amazon prime? Fleabag is on there.

Ive seen both now but I don’t see much comparison really. I don’t think she is as confident as Nadia, Nadia would have ripped Some of the men in fleabag to pieces .
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Can I just say, if I have not said it before, that I am more than a little bit in love with Louis Theroux? If you missed his brilliant doco on campus sexual assault last night, you can catch it on iPlayer.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000327c

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Not an opinion shared by the Guardian?
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radi ... ive-a-pass
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Post by JohnToo » 3 months ago

Incidentally, i’m sure you fans of Fleabag will be heartened to hear that it was being praised in this week’s issue of no less an arbiter of popular culture than the Church Times 😯. I think it was Andrew Scott’s priest character that did it for them.
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JohnToo wrote:
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Not an opinion shared by the Guardian?
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radi ... ive-a-pass
I must say I don't get the reasoning - she seems to see documentary-making as a bland question of platforming vs no-platforming, with nothing to be said about framing or narrative perspective, which has always been a matter of who knows and who sees, as well as who speaks. What on earth would she make of Capturing the Friedmans? I once (well, probably about ten times) had a lengthy argument with La Stevens about credibility - he thinks it's an objective property of testimony. For me, Theroux is chipping away at the credibility of the dominant narrative, as well as keeping the story open when it would suit perpetrators to determine where it ends. That lovely moment where he rapidly shifts the ground under Khan by introducing the victim as a person with the line 'I don't recall you asking what she liked', which acts like a flashback to the account Khan volunteered earlier, this time framing the encounter as an exercise in getting what he wants. A moment earlier he's asked him if his need to deep-throat women comes from pornography, and the spiel he gets back about mutual pleasure is echoingly hollow. It's fantastically economical stuff. Often there's so much focus on the victim and the way her behaviour does or does not imply consent, that no one bothers to look at what precisely the man is doing and why his supposedly consensual sexual behaviour is so indistinguishable from rape.
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Post by Rutabaga » 2 months ago

So, I just caught up with last night's Fleabag - having not bothered last night, due to last week's episode being (imho) a bit of a dip. OMFG it's well and truly back on form, exquisitely written and performed. Kristin Scott-Thomas's monologue about women and the menopause! The lift! The priest's Buffalo Bill t-shirt! Phoebe Waller Bridge is a genius.
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Post by Whiskeyjack » 2 months ago

I think I’m an outlier in this group with my tv tastes.

I’ve been catching up on season 3 of the expanse. Best season so far
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I think I’m an outlier in this group with my tv tastes.

I’ve been catching up on season 3 of the expanse. Best season so far
I really like The Expanse... Series 3 was for more brooding than the previous two.
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Post by Sonic Budgie » 2 months ago

Bloody annoying Netflix haven't got it though!
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