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Postby EviL Ras » 20 Feb 2016, 23:06

Omg. S03ep4 Clyde Bruckmans final repose. Hands down the best episode so far that didn't have aliens! 9.3 on imdb.

Bloody fantastic!!
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 21 Feb 2016, 01:50

On a different note, BBC have a series about insurance scams called Claim and Shame which shows an interesting variety of insurance scams such as more extreme versions of cash for crash (the gang would get a group of people on the bus then organise a car to lightly tap the bus and everyone claims for whiplash), holiday claims, injury claims, pet insurance claims etc. There's a lot more fraud going on than I realised but what I found surprising was that many companies relied on CCTV to defend injury claims when I'd have thought the claimants simply wouldn't have the medical evidence to back up their non-injuries. As an example, a bus had to brake sharply when a car ahead had quickly stopped to make a turn and two older lady passengers had logged a serious injury claim for tens of thousands of pounds each because they'd been thrown violently forward and suffered multiple, nasty injuries including broken ribs, damaged eyesight and aggravating a spinal injury. When the bus company received the claim from the solicitors they checked the CCTV from the bus and found that while the bus did indeed brake sharply, the two claimants were barely moved from their seats and had continued to their stop and walked off as normal. However I don't understand how it could have progressed that far without any medical evidence of the injuries being claimed, I understand it's possible to claim whiplash relatively easily but repeatedly people were claiming for serious injuries. Or is it simply a case of scummy accident chasing solicitors trying their luck and hope the companies pay out without investigation or court?

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Postby EviL Ras » 26 Feb 2016, 10:29

So, in the 13 episodes since that amazing one, there's been some good x files! Crazy cock roaches, alien human hybrids, telekinesis and one where family guy get the mind quad from! But next is teso dos bichos. Universally held as one of the worst crimes against x files.. Not looking forward to it!
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Postby jurassicjim » 26 Feb 2016, 12:06

Anyone watch Daredevil on Netflix?

It's really good!

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Postby csteff » 27 Feb 2016, 01:02

jurassicjim wrote:Source of the post Anyone watch Daredevil on Netflix?

It's really good!

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yes, there has been a discussion here about it
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 27 Feb 2016, 21:45

jurassicjim wrote:Source of the post Anyone watch Daredevil on Netflix?

It's really good!

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Yep, outstanding - they had a tough job taking on what's been a toxic franchise since the Ben Affleck film and its appalling spin-offs and amongst increasingly super expensive films but they did a fantastic job with it and I'm really looking forward to the next series. Admittedly I don't know if Agents of Shield ever got any better but it felt like such a 90's TV series spin-off that came off as a low budget, less well made version of the films with irritatingly stereotyped characters and dodgy plotlines. Daredevil and Jessica Jones show that not only can a lower budget TV series be done well but in fact be better than the films in many cases.

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Postby EviL Ras » 27 Feb 2016, 22:27

X files season 3 done. Jose chungs from outer space was amazing! Great season! So that's 72 episodes down! Just 138 left to go! Or 54 hours down, 103 hours remaining!
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Postby Fodder » 27 Feb 2016, 23:03

Mr.Robot - I concur, bloody excellent and well put together. However.....

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It seemed rather obvious after the second episode that there was a 'fight Club scenario' going on regards mental breakdown. Still very well done though.
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 27 Feb 2016, 23:29

Fodder wrote:Source of the post Mr.Robot - I concur, bloody excellent and well put together. However.....

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It seemed rather obvious after the second episode that there was a 'fight Club scenario' going on regards mental breakdown. Still very well done though.


Mr Robot spoilers:

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I have to admit I didn't think at all that his dad was in his head so that twist was quite a shock for me
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Postby jurassicjim » 28 Feb 2016, 08:47

Johnmcl7 wrote:Source of the post
Fodder wrote:Source of the post Mr.Robot - I concur, bloody excellent and well put together. However.....

Spoiler:
It seemed rather obvious after the second episode that there was a 'fight Club scenario' going on regards mental breakdown. Still very well done though.


Mr Robot spoilers:

Spoiler:
I have to admit I didn't think at all that his dad was in his head so that twist was quite a shock for me


Yeah, I didn't see it either. I find that when I'm really into something I turn my brain off and don't look for things, and that definitely happened with Mr Robot!

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Postby Fodder » 28 Feb 2016, 13:21

It is one of the best series I have seen for a long time. Pretty much everything from the BBC I am interested in seems to written to a formula now, which I find aggravating. ITV is for 'double figure IQ viewing'. 5 seems to be getting it's act together again with the revived X-Files, need to see the new fantasy thing yet.
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 28 Feb 2016, 15:23

jurassicjim wrote:Source of the post
Johnmcl7 wrote:Source of the post
Fodder wrote:Source of the post Mr.Robot - I concur, bloody excellent and well put together. However.....

Spoiler:
It seemed rather obvious after the second episode that there was a 'fight Club scenario' going on regards mental breakdown. Still very well done though.


Mr Robot spoilers:

Spoiler:
I have to admit I didn't think at all that his dad was in his head so that twist was quite a shock for me


Yeah, I didn't see it either. I find that when I'm really into something I turn my brain off and don't look for things, and that definitely happened with Mr Robot!

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I'm glad it wasn't just me then!

Spoiler:
It was the highlight of the series for me as I thought they played it so well just as things seemed to be falling into place then to find out his Dad is actually at his Dad's grave was cleverly done. I generally dislike these sort of plot twists as they're usually handled in such a predictable way but not this time and you really get a sense of loss when you find his Dad is actually dead.
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 05 Mar 2016, 22:24

My current guilty pleasure is a series called Highway Thru Hell which focuses on a very dangerous highway in the North west of Canada in a similar vein to Ice Road Truckers but where in that program they always talked about the potential risks that never seemed to happen, in Highways Thru Hell there's regular serious crashes as trucks and other vehicles fall victim to the deadly conditions. Instead of following the drivers it's instead based on a heavy rescue company that specialises on rescuing cars and trucks from this particularly highway and they've got some pretty impressive machinery including a huge breakdown truck with its own mini crane and winches with some pretty incredible pulling power. The series also occasionally shows some of the other services involved in keeping the road open including the snow ploughs (including one which has a computerised second plough which opens alongside the truck so it can clear two and a half lanes in one go), the avalanche team who blow up snow build ups to prevent them coming down accidentally and the geologists who assess the rock fall risk and lever out weak rocks to stop them falling unexpectedly as well. As is normal for this type of series it does over dramatise everything even though it doesn't need to be and while some of the team are extremely competent individuals who clearly really know what they're doing there's a few complete idiots I have a hard time believing could ever be employed in a job that requires so much caution.

My brother reckons it's what keeps these series interesting but I'm not so sure, I watched a similar series in the UK which followed a company that also did heavy rescue and faced similar challenges although the task is generally a bit easier here and they all did their job well yet it wasn't a dull series.

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Postby matt » 07 Mar 2016, 12:29

just found out we had season 4 of downton abbey on DVD already so now that's happening. Just need to find a copy of season 5 and can record season 6 off the sky box.
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Postby Fodder » 17 Mar 2016, 11:15

Jessica Jones - Liked it, so much better than Daredevil which seemed to lose itself in the sidekick scenarios.
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