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  1. Gothenburg
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    06 Feb '18 08:34
    The previous thread with the same name was closed but perhaps it's ok to start again:

    'National Treasure' is a four-part (two parts here) 2016 British drama about a television comedian accused of raping a 15-year-old girl several years earlier. Robbie Coltraine and Julie Walters are the main characters.

    Good acting in a story which could take place anywhere, anytime.
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    06 Feb '18 10:56
    Originally posted by @torunn
    The previous thread with the same name was closed but perhaps it's ok to start again:

    'National Treasure' is a four-part (two parts here) 2016 British drama about a television comedian accused of raping a 15-year-old girl several years earlier. Robbie Coltraine and Julie Walters are the main characters.

    Good acting in a story which could take place anywhere, anytime.
    Yes loved it. The superb Julie Walters is a national treasure.
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    06 Feb '18 10:58
    Motherland

    An affectionately jaundiced and observant British sitcom set in London, all about navigating the trials and traumas of middle-class motherhood.
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    06 Feb '18 11:04
    Game Of Thrones Series 7

    Finally got around to finishing having had a false start when I flagged - burned out - midway through episode 2 last year. Yes, episode 1 was a bit slow and unexciting, but the stuff that was then getting set up in episode 2 gave way to an excellent albeit relatively short (7 episode) series that culminated wonderfully and had some par-for-the-course intrigue and juicy violence along the way.
  5. Gothenburg
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    06 Feb '18 11:58
    Originally posted by @fmf
    Yes loved it. The superb Julie Walters is a national treasure.
    I felt very uncomfortable watching the final part last night. The story itself was upsetting and their acting very convincing.
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    Stranger things
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    06 Feb '18 16:56
    I liked BBT. Is Young Sheldon any good?
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    07 Feb '18 12:11
    Originally posted by @moonbus
    I liked BBT. Is Young Sheldon any good?
    I only watched the first espiode but it was terrible. Actually i saw tge first 10 minutes and switched over.
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    09 Feb '18 00:56
    Originally posted by @torunn
    The previous thread with the same name was closed but perhaps it's ok to start again:

    'National Treasure' is a four-part (two parts here) 2016 British drama about a television comedian accused of raping a 15-year-old girl several years earlier. Robbie Coltraine and Julie Walters are the main characters.

    Good acting in a story which could take place anywhere, anytime.
    Shades of Woody Allen ?
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    Hinterland
    A moody British/Welsh police drama that features brilliant writing...and impossible to predict plot twists. It appears to be shot on location in Wales. If desolation can be beautiful...that locale verifies it.
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    Suffragette - British film (2015)
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    26 Feb '18 21:08
    Originally posted by @torunn
    The previous thread with the same name was closed but perhaps it's ok to start again:

    'National Treasure' is a four-part (two parts here) 2016 British drama about a television comedian accused of raping a 15-year-old girl several years earlier. Robbie Coltraine and Julie Walters are the main characters.

    Good acting in a story which could take place anywhere, anytime.
    tELEVISION IS THE oPIATE OF THE pEOPLE And a vast Wasteland. except for Science programs..
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    26 Feb '18 21:25
    Originally posted by @ogb
    tELEVISION IS THE oPIATE OF THE pEOPLE And a vast Wasteland. except for Science programs..
    TV is a lot of things - education, culture, entertainment, company. It is also a lot of rubbish.
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    27 Feb '18 01:01
    Top of the Lake

    Elizabeth Moss is brilliant.

    She was in The West Wing, Mad Men, The Handmaid's Tale.

    Two series. From wiki...

    "Season 1 follows Detective Robin Griffin (Elisabeth Moss) and deals with her investigation of the disappearance of a pregnant 12-year-old girl in New Zealand. Season 2, China Girl, is set in Sydney four years later, as Detective Griffin investigates the death of an unidentified Asian girl found at Bondi Beach."

    "Top of the Lake screened in its entirety at the January 2013 Sundance Film Festival, in a single seven-hour session with one intermission and a break for lunch. This was the first such screening in the history of the festival."

    "Reviews of Top of the Lake have been positive, referring to the series as "masterfully made", "beautiful", "mysterious", "riveting", and "a masterpiece" It received a score of 86 out of 100 from Metacritic and a score of 93 per cent from Rotten Tomatoes.

    There were also some less positive reviews. Mike Hale of The New York Times criticized the "elaborately introduced plotlines" and described Tui's disappearance as "less a story element than a metaphor for the kind of armed resistance to male hegemony that constitutes the central idea of Ms Campion’s body of work."

    Top of the Lake was lauded by feminist critics for its explicit effort to analyse rape culture as well as its radical construction of narratives entirely foregrounding the experiences of single women."
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    27 Feb '18 01:02
    Originally posted by @ogb
    tELEVISION IS THE oPIATE OF THE pEOPLE And a vast Wasteland. except for Science programs..
    At its best, TV is undoubtedly a pinnacle of human culture.
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