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Into the Badlands - fantastic, I have recommended it to everyone i know. I love The Widow, she is brilliant. The fight scenes are almost ballet, they are so good.
The other thing I'm loving at the moment is A Discovery of Witches - best supernatural drama since Being Human. I've actually bought the series in kindle!


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The jury's out for me concerning Jodie Whitaker as the new Doctor, I think I need to see a few more episodes before I make up my mind.
There is one thing that annoys me when a new doctor meets new people, the fact that they never believe in aliens. Surely the remember when the earth was move to a different orbit or when cybermen and darleks were all over the world. When people of A+ blood were threatening to jump off high places. Were they all asleep during those times.

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Watching 3% on Netflix, love it. I had to watch series one again as it's been so long, now midway through series 2. Delighted there's to be a third series.
It's in Brazilian but you can change the setting (both audio and subtitles) to English. It's very well dubbed, you don't really notice it.

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I'm not enjoying Jodie whitaker's Dr Who, finding her very annoying. Don't think I will watch anymore.
I'm sure there are plenty that are enjoying her and for them I am happy.

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I'm sorry you aren't enjoying Jodie's Dr, Dingleannie.  That's how I felt about Matt Smith.  I kept watching but never liked him.  He was too manic. Her Dr Who has dialed the manic back just enough that it doesn't bother me, and I think she's adorable. 

Mostly, I think the writing is better this year so far. I'm laughing more. That's the important part to me.  I also like the variety of companions. The last few seasons were ruined for me by little miss I'm-the-smartest-most-special-companion-ever Clara. 

I wish they would quit separating her from the Tardis tough.  It really stresses me out. I know it's meant to do that but I don't like it. 

My husband is enjoying it again too, so we will keep watching.  We were going to give up on it this year if they didn't turn it around. 



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Oh Jane, you don't know how much I hated as you call her I'm-the-smartest-most-special-companion-ever Clara. I was okay with Matt Smith until Clara came along.

The thing is with me I loved David Tennant so much that no one was ever going to compare.

I'm happy you are enjoying Jodie.

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No one will ever beat David Tennant for me either, but I still liked Capaldi. 



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I really wanted to like Peter Capaldi, I was pleased when he was first announced. But Clara, well she just annoyed me so much. Also I hated the preachy nature of his tenure.

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Who saw the finale of killing Eve?
PWB totally killed it with this whole series!

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Me, loved Killing Eve, delighted there's to be a second series. I'm not watching much tv at the moment, recording The Little Drummer Girl to binge watch, though.
I was really annoyed at the one Dr Who I've watched in the last few years - my granddaughter was over and she's a fan. It was one with Clara - The Forever Girl, or something like that. It showed her pointing Dr Who towards a Tardis that was like a police box, when everyone knows the Tardis was designed to change everywhere it went to blend in. The Doctor's Tardis went wrong when he escaped from Earth in the very first series because of the very first companions not being figured in his calculations. As I remember it, anyway.

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I know what I'll be watching tonight (if I can wait that long) - Merry Christmas to me!



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Wow, what a trip 'Bandersnatch' is! Head spinner! Part of me does not prefer the interactive element over the immersion of a continuous 'story', but part of me loves the innovation, journey, total cleverness and head f***ery of it all. (sorry - no other word) and of course as always with Black Mirror the message is pretty dark and profound. All round excellent - and a completely rare and unique dramatic experience not to be missed!

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Finally watched 'Safe' on Netflix - brilliant. Completely binged it because it's so utterly suspenseful and gripping. Only afterwards did I discover it is written by Danny Brocklehurst, which made me even more excited for 'Brassic'.

On a lighter entertainment note, dating shows are really not my thing but love love loving 'Flirty Dancing' - it's utterly joyful! Watched the first two episodes with a ridiculous grin on my face throughout dancing

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I thought 'Bandersnatch' was kind of meh.  I prefer the story to be told to me and wasn't a fan of the the choose your own story idea even as a child. 

'Safe' was fantastic.  I also binged it. I didn't suspect the ending until just a few minutes before the big reveal. 



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Same re 'Safe' RJ, I had a whodunnit theory early on, but was totally wrong. The flashback format and non linear teasing of clues was superb. Brilliant and wholly satisfying drama experience

'Bandersnatch' seems to be a victim of its own cleverness. I'm truly in favour of innovative formats, totally think there is room for a break from the narrative storytelling norm. Yes, it's not the same as being seamlessly swept away, but being involved in the creation of a drama is pretty thrilling. However, 'Bandersnatch' didn't feel like a collaboration with the audience in the end, more of a clever trick. I did enjoy it though and would watch it again and embrace any 'experiment' of a similar ilk, or something else. But, would not want it to be a complete substitute for the glorious thing that 'Black Mirror' is. Cannot wait for the new series!

I've just discovered 'Bojack Horseman' (not sure why it took me so long) on Netflix and I'm hooked already. Not a fan of animation usually, at all. But this is brilliant in so many ways!



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Is anyone watching the new series of Cold Feet? It continues to be amazing and Fay Ripley blew me away tonight. Sensational performance. Awards please! 



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It finally happened.  I got sucked into The Great British Baking Show.  I've been benging that for weeks. 

I haven't heard of Cold Feet. I'll look into it. 

We just finished the final seas of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and started The Umbrella Academy. 

We were sad to learn that Into the Badlands will not be renewed.  



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I was so bummed to learn that Supernatural will be ending after next season.  Anyone else? 

I'm so glad I got to attend a convention last year.  Everyone connected with the show is so nice.  

I can understand wanting to quit after 15 years though. That's a darn good run.



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Netflix cancelled Santa Clarita Diet.  I just can't even fathom why they would can great original content.  



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Watching "Game of Thrones". Won't give away any spoilers but will say that for episode three turn the brightness up!

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