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The Pembrokeshire Murders.

ITV 3 parter about a multiple killer who was convicted, years later, on DNA evidence. Interesting to reflect back on this case for UK viewers. He had appeared on TV darts show a month before one murder. Footage from the show helped confirm what he looked like at the time for the prosecution.


I was looking on Youtube to see if it was available(it was.) I didn't want to start a 3 part series last night but saw several docs on the same case. I clicked on 1 and saw that I "liked" the vid at one point......so I think that I might like the series. Will check it out....especially since I remember nothing about the case.
 

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Nightstalker Netflix. Documentary about a Californian serial killer from the 1980s

I don’t remember him. He was a thoroughly evil type with an interest in satanism.
 

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Set in England a very very long time ago, this HIGHLY rated series follows the Bridgerton family as they navigate high society, attempt to marry off their daughter and deal with gossip(< will come back to that.)

Season 1 has 8 episodes. I finished 3 eps last night. Those 3 dealt with the marrying season, when the eligible young ladies are presented to single men to court.

The main lassie, played by Phoebe Dynevor, isn't really hip to the entire process. A newcomer in town, played by Rege-Jean page, is a duke with some past family issues...and doesn't want to get married. They hatch a scheme to try to get around the process, even though they don't really care for each other.

Yup...you can guess what happens next.

The series(so far) is narrated in the background and also documented in a society page read by anyone who is anyone.

Now...I don't think I have ever seen 1 full episode of Gossip Girl....but this has the same/simple feel. Narration/documentation/quest for love.

This has gotten loads of press re the series producer(Shonda Rhimes), the story and the sexuality. So far...it is basically a Gossip Girl taking place in England....a very very long time ago.

So far(after 3 eps)...2.5/5.
Full review to follow.
 

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Set in England a very very long time ago, this HIGHLY rated series follows the Bridgerton family as they navigate high society, attempt to marry off their daughter and deal with gossip(< will come back to that.)

Season 1 has 8 episodes. I finished 3 eps last night. Those 3 dealt with the marrying season, when the eligible young ladies are presented to single men to court.

The main lassie, played by Phoebe Dynevor, isn't really hip to the entire process. A newcomer in town, played by Rege-Jean page, is a duke with some past family issues...and doesn't want to get married. They hatch a scheme to try to get around the process, even though they don't really care for each other.

Yup...you can guess what happens next.

The series(so far) is narrated in the background and also documented in a society page read by anyone who is anyone.

Now...I don't think I have ever seen 1 full episode of Gossip Girl....but this has the same/simple feel. Narration/documentation/quest for love.

This has gotten loads of press re the series producer(Shonda Rhimes), the story and the sexuality. So far...it is basically a Gossip Girl taking place in England....a very very long time ago.

So far(after 3 eps)...2.5/5.
Full review to follow.
One for the diversity/inclusivity crowd even at the expense of historical accuracy.
 

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Someone recommended this today. I never heard of this man/case prior. It's on Youtube(I found the first 2 parts....not sure if/how many more.) Will start/review later.
An intriguing psychopath that one, addicted to living dangerously and flew back to Nepal where he still had an arrest warrant out on him and was recognized in a casino and incarcerated where he remains to this day.
Nightstalker Netflix. Documentary about a Californian serial killer from the 1980s

I don’t remember him. He was a thoroughly evil type with an interest in satanism.
He learnt his trade from his uncle who was a particularly twisted Vietnam veteran. Another one who had loads of groupies corresponding and wanting to marry him.



Set in England a very very long time ago, this HIGHLY rated series follows the Bridgerton family as they navigate high society, attempt to marry off their daughter and deal with gossip(< will come back to that.)

Season 1 has 8 episodes. I finished 3 eps last night. Those 3 dealt with the marrying season, when the eligible young ladies are presented to single men to court.

The main lassie, played by Phoebe Dynevor, isn't really hip to the entire process. A newcomer in town, played by Rege-Jean page, is a duke with some past family issues...and doesn't want to get married. They hatch a scheme to try to get around the process, even though they don't really care for each other.

Yup...you can guess what happens next.

The series(so far) is narrated in the background and also documented in a society page read by anyone who is anyone.

Now...I don't think I have ever seen 1 full episode of Gossip Girl....but this has the same/simple feel. Narration/documentation/quest for love.

This has gotten loads of press re the series producer(Shonda Rhimes), the story and the sexuality. So far...it is basically a Gossip Girl taking place in England....a very very long time ago.

So far(after 3 eps)...2.5/5.
Full review to follow.

I've been recommended this, it's all about the intrigue in finding a right suitor and navigating high society.
 

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An intriguing psychopath that one, addicted to living dangerously and flew back to Nepal where he still had an arrest warrant out on him and was recognized in a casino and incarcerated where he remains to this day.

He learnt his trade from his uncle who was a particularly twisted Vietnam veteran. Another one who had loads of groupies corresponding and wanting to marry him.


I've been recommended this, it's all about the intrigue in finding a right suitor and navigating high society.

Which has pretty much been decided in ep 1.
 

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One for the diversity/inclusivity crowd even at the expense of historical accuracy.
I stopped watching after 2 minutes when my lady friend asked me to put it on. How authentic is it to have a Regency era Britain drama with black characters in that social class? It would be like doing a Korean gangster movie with a Latino lead. Or why not remake Pride and Prejudice with an Indian and Chinese actors and actresses?
 

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I am not one for the whole Inclusivity crowd, though it has its merits. But you do realise, Bridgerton was a fictional yarn written by a Yank? This is not tales of Shakespeare here.
So, why do people care? Judge the drama on it is merit ( of which it is mostly generic mediocre rubbish).

The Last Samurai was one of the better films of of the noughts with Tom Cruise as the 'last Samurai' in one of his better performances. Did it matter? OI enjoyed the film.

Btw, Pride/Prejudice has been adapted for an Indian audience. I believe it was called 'bride and Prejudice'
 

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Set in England a very very long time ago, this HIGHLY rated series follows the Bridgerton family as they navigate high society, attempt to marry off their daughter and deal with gossip(< will come back to that.)

Season 1 has 8 episodes. I finished 3 eps last night. Those 3 dealt with the marrying season, when the eligible young ladies are presented to single men to court.

The main lassie, played by Phoebe Dynevor, isn't really hip to the entire process. A newcomer in town, played by Rege-Jean page, is a duke with some past family issues...and doesn't want to get married. They hatch a scheme to try to get around the process, even though they don't really care for each other.

Yup...you can guess what happens next.

The series(so far) is narrated in the background and also documented in a society page read by anyone who is anyone.

Now...I don't think I have ever seen 1 full episode of Gossip Girl....but this has the same/simple feel. Narration/documentation/quest for love.

This has gotten loads of press re the series producer(Shonda Rhimes), the story and the sexuality. So far...it is basically a Gossip Girl taking place in England....a very very long time ago.

So far(after 3 eps)...2.5/5.
Full review to follow.


So I finished Bridgerton today.

Wow....for so much hype this series received, it was just ok.

-The sex/sex scenes were VASTLY overrated.
-The entire 8 eps were basically Gossip Girl(format) like.
-What kept me watching was to not have another unfinished series in my queue.

I don't usually do period pieces, so it was different than what I usually watch. But nothing special.

2.75-3/5.
 

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I am not one for the whole Inclusivity crowd, though it has its merits. But you do realise, Bridgerton was a fictional yarn written by a Yank? This is not tales of Shakespeare here.
So, why do people care? Judge the drama on it is merit ( of which it is mostly generic mediocre rubbish).

The Last Samurai was one of the better films of of the noughts with Tom Cruise as the 'last Samurai' in one of his better performances. Did it matter? OI enjoyed the film.

Btw, Pride/Prejudice has been adapted for an Indian audience. I believe it was called 'bride and Prejudice'

Yes. Bride and Prejudice. But not Pride.

Last Samurai was at least plausible. The Japanese took on Western influences during their modernisation. Their new style of dress mimicked them.

I await the next Chinese historical drama with a Latino lead and an African playing a Mongol.
 

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Yes. Bride and Prejudice. But not Pride.

Last Samurai was at least plausible. The Japanese took on Western influences during their modernisation. Their new style of dress mimicked them.

I await the next Chinese historical drama with a Latino lead and an African playing a Mongol.

Semantics, but anyhow do you!

Plausible? I guess you are missing the point or you are choosing to be obtuse.
As for the last point, China is a nation, a huge one. Africa is a continent so . Latino lead? If it is Pedro Pascal or Wagner Moura and it is interesting enough, I'd watch.

Bridgerton is not a historical drama! It is a below-average fictional tale showing regency era Britain imagined by an American. Which is my point.

Works of fiction with blind casting, within reason, if done well - as has been a few times before- I have no qualms with it and frankly I don't know why people do tbh. No one is saying a film depicting JFK should have Will Smith depict him or Mandela being depicted by Leonardo Di Caprio.

Hey, do you though!
 

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Works of fiction with blind casting, within reason, if done well - as has been a few times before- I have no qualms with it and frankly I don't know why people do tbh. No one is saying a film depicting JFK should have Will Smith depict him or Mandela being depicted by Leonardo Di Caprio.
 

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An intriguing psychopath that one, addicted to living dangerously and flew back to Nepal where he still had an arrest warrant out on him and was recognized in a casino and incarcerated where he remains to this day.

He learnt his trade from his uncle who was a particularly twisted Vietnam veteran. Another one who had loads of groupies corresponding and wanting to marry him.


I've been recommended this, it's all about the intrigue in finding a right suitor and navigating high society.
So basically Jane Austen.
 

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Semantics, but anyhow do you!

Plausible? I guess you are missing the point or you are choosing to be obtuse.
As for the last point, China is a nation, a huge one. Africa is a continent so . Latino lead? If it is Pedro Pascal or Wagner Moura and it is interesting enough, I'd watch.

Bridgerton is not a historical drama! It is a below-average fictional tale showing regency era Britain imagined by an American. Which is my point.

Works of fiction with blind casting, within reason, if done well - as has been a few times before- I have no qualms with it and frankly I don't know why people do tbh. No one is saying a film depicting JFK should have Will Smith depict him or Mandela being depicted by Leonardo Di Caprio.

Hey, do you though!
A agree with this and, I too don't get all the brouhaha about it.
 

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Works of fiction with blind casting, within reason, if done well - as has been a few times before- I have no qualms with it and frankly I don't know why people do tbh. No one is saying a film depicting JFK should have Will Smith depict him or Mandela being depicted by Leonardo Di Caprio.
Context is everything, if it's a fictional period romp for entertainment then I have no problem with blind casting. I've seen Julius Ceasar done this way as well. Where it does grate is where something tries to be period authentic and alters the demographic in sleight of hand way for modern diversity reasons.

Like America there has been black and ethnic communities in the UK for quite sometime, well before Windrush. There was a black paratrooper at Arnhem and a great many troops from the colonies in WWI, WWII and before that. Let's show the contribution.

As an example, the Liverpool Chinese community is the oldest in Europe with China town dating back to the 1860s with the first immigrants back in the 1830s.
 

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Semantics, but anyhow do you!

Plausible? I guess you are missing the point or you are choosing to be obtuse.

Hey, do you though!

No. For the same reasons I didn't watch that state propaganda where Matt Damon was fighting on the Great Wall.

Equally I wouldn't watch orientals manning the walls of Constantinople fighting off Turks.

It's not authentic. But okay - I get it - Bridgerton is like Cowboys and Aliens

There was a black paratrooper at Arnhem and a great many troops from the colonies in WWI, WWII and before that. Let's show the contribution.

As an example, the Liverpool Chinese community is the oldest in Europe with China town dating back to the 1860s with the first immigrants back in the 1830s.

So many visible minorities served for the Commonwealth and Empire. West Indies fought in the War of 1812. Indians served in the Boer War. Chinese Canadians served in WW1.
 

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I await the next Chinese historical drama with a Latino lead and an African playing a Mongol.

As for the last point, China is a nation, a huge one. Africa is a continent so . Latino lead? If it is Pedro Pascal or Wagner Moura and it is interesting enough, I'd watch.

Actually, Pedro Pascal was one of the leads (supporting Matt Damon) in a big-budget, Chinese-supported film called The Great Wall, a few years back. It was directed by Zhang Yimou (Red Sorghum, Raise the Red Lantern, House of Flying Daggers).
 

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Actually, Pedro Pascal was one of the leads (supporting Matt Damon) in a big-budget, Chinese-supported film called The Great Wall, a few years back. It was directed by Zhang Yimou (Red Sorghum, Raise the Red Lantern, House of Flying Daggers).

Also known as state propaganda. No I didn’t know a Hispanic was in the movie.
 
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