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Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #60 on: March 20, 2020, 12:42:16 PM »
The Library is a classic, definitely one of the best early episodes. Bookman is indeed brilliant - they did a great job of gruff, surly older men (like Elaine's dad).

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Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #61 on: March 20, 2020, 12:52:15 PM »
Yeah I started on Seinfeld series three a couple of days ago and have that one up next. Have never sat down and properly watched Seinfeld in order, just caught random episodes whenever reruns were on, so there's still a lot I haven't seen.
You're in for a treat, it works so much better in order. You'll get loads more of the jokes.

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Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #62 on: March 20, 2020, 01:07:33 PM »
I knew the BBC's scheduling of Seinfeld was the worst (the worst, Jerry!) but it's been odd finally seeing it all listed in order on All4. I know I saw The Library way back when (my best friend and I used to imitate Bookman's signature turn and point all the time at school) but then I was unfamiliar with almost every episode until season 7. I remember Mr Pitt eating a Snickers with cutlery, but I'm pretty sure that's the only time I ever saw him before now.

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« Reply #63 on: March 21, 2020, 09:03:14 AM »
Audible have just made loads of literary classics free for anyone to stream:

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

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Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #64 on: March 21, 2020, 07:08:25 PM »
Diego Maradona Channel 4, Tonight, 9pm.

It tells the story of the world's greatest footballer, turning up at unheralded Napoli and the ensuing success and mayhem he left in his wake.

I watched this on a flight in December. It's fucking insane. I would recommend it to anybody, whether you have an interest in football or not.

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Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #65 on: March 22, 2020, 01:23:21 AM »
Two today:

Sabotage (1936).

Great. I was shocked the busload of innocent people actually blew up.

The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (1997).

Weird and terrible. Not a percentage as good as the lovely original.

Still not seen Cats. Waiting till everything gets really bad.

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Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #66 on: March 22, 2020, 01:30:17 AM »
I've been listening to a bunch of Jon Wurster calls. always a delight

Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #67 on: March 22, 2020, 01:40:15 AM »
Little Women: Big bag of shite, wasn't it


Loads of absolute drivel on youtube


Super Nintendo games: mostly trying to set netplay up to see if my friends would be interested in some No Mercy multiplayer (they wont be, but I can try).

Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #68 on: March 22, 2020, 08:35:54 AM »
Started another run of XCom2 on the PS4. Also started a Football Manager 20 run with Guiseley, got back to back promotions but spending all day hunched over a laptop in my dining room for work has kind of put me off spending a few evening hours hunched over a laptop in my dining room playing that for the moment.

Finally getting round to A Handmaid’s Tale on the telly.

Reading The Age of Revolution by Eric Hobsbawn.

Gonna watch the Maradona doc probably later today. Also watching Star Trek TNG, on the episode where Picard gets assimilated.

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« Reply #69 on: March 22, 2020, 09:35:23 AM »
Little Women: Big bag of shite, wasn't it

Is that streaming anywhere? Might bother watching that because Saul Goodman is in it, might not.

Re: All these recent cinema releases which are now streaming because the cinemas are all shut- where are they? Any on Netflix?

Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #70 on: March 22, 2020, 10:13:50 AM »
I've been doing the same. Anything to keep the dark thoughts at bay.

I'd recommend Bazza H's channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAtlgWePobtHz4AijnFCBuQ) - he plays Speccy games and swears most entertainingly.

Also Rose Tinted Spectrum (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGDTjXnyGM5flG6Xk6fiMAg) - interesting overviews of games, lightly witty, doesn't seem to be a cunt.

Thanks for those

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« Reply #71 on: March 22, 2020, 10:17:15 AM »
Finally getting round to A Handmaid’s Tale

Cheery... First series is good but bleak, second series it turns into middle-class torture porn.

I'm glad I finished V Wars before all this kicked off, even if it is the most stupid drama series about a pandemic ever made.

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Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #72 on: March 22, 2020, 02:47:08 PM »
Lord of the rings audiobooks. Nerding it up on lockdown.

Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #73 on: March 22, 2020, 02:48:25 PM »
Lord of the rings audiobooks. Nerding it up on lockdown.

Lord of the Rings isn't solely nerdy. I love it and I'm quite cool.

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« Reply #74 on: March 22, 2020, 02:50:10 PM »
...while I'm a massive nerd and I don't like Lord of the Rings at all.

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« Reply #75 on: March 22, 2020, 02:52:35 PM »
I certainly like to think I’m very cool, but last week I made bagels and reread The Silmarillion so something somewhere isn’t adding up.

I leave it to the audience to decide.

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Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #76 on: March 22, 2020, 02:54:50 PM »
I made pretzels recently, just embrace it Ferris.

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« Reply #77 on: March 22, 2020, 05:51:55 PM »
Just finished Shock & Awe - Glam Rock & It's Legacy (highly recommended and 2" thick) makes me want to watch the series Vinyl that came out a few years ago.

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« Reply #78 on: March 22, 2020, 06:27:26 PM »
Listening to Lionel Nimrod%u2019s Inexplicable World, via fourble.co.uk/podcasts

It%u2019s really good.

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Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #79 on: March 22, 2020, 08:08:22 PM »
Eugenius - A really fun stage musical that the makers have put up a video of on Facebook, it's all about a teenager in the 1980's who's writing a superhero comic that a Hollywood producer becomes interested in, and is packed full of nerd culture references in a non-annoying way, the songs are all fantastic and it's great in general. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=519159602015175

Hedwig And The Angry Inch - I loved this when I first saw it back in 2002, and now loved it even more second time around, it's perfect comfort cinema and just astonishingly adorable.

My Left Nut - A BBC3 series that's airing on BBC1 on Tuesday, it's kind of like an Irish Inbetweeners if one of them suddenly realised he had testicular cancer. It's actually pretty okay, nothing amazing, but I found it amiable material.

The Magicians - The final season (though they didn't know that when filming it), it's as great as ever, but I've tried and failed to get people to watch it before and so won't be starting yet another unloved thread about the show.

Godspell - Gave up about 25 minutes in, fucking hippies weren't entertaining at all.
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« Reply #80 on: March 22, 2020, 08:16:52 PM »
The Magicians - The final season (though they didn't know that when filming it), it's as great as ever, but I've tried and failed to get people to watch it before and so won't be starting yet another unloved thread about the show.

Mrs Ferris loves this. She tried to get me to watch it, but there was NO CHANCE.

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Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #81 on: March 22, 2020, 09:21:03 PM »
Mrs Ferris loves this. She tried to get me to watch it, but there was NO CHANCE.

I've always said that Mrs Ferris has excellent taste, except in men. The frustrating thing is that the first five or six episodes are pretty weak, but then it turns in to one of the best genre shows ever made.

Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #82 on: March 23, 2020, 12:18:44 AM »
Replaying Dishono(u)red has an all new immersive vibe about now.

Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #83 on: March 23, 2020, 01:53:51 AM »
Diego Maradona Channel 4, Tonight, 9pm.

It tells the story of the world's greatest footballer, turning up at unheralded Napoli and the ensuing success and mayhem he left in his wake.

I watched this on a flight in December. It's fucking insane. I would recommend it to anybody, whether you have an interest in football or not.

Just came here to post this. Like the other docs from Asif I didn't love it but it was fine.  Like most genre docs it sacrificed vibe for detail. Maradona was/is arguably the greatest icon of a century. As good as it was I felt that it ultimately left me feeling a bit cold; it didnt't cover enough of how Maradona is objectively the best FOOTBALLER of all of FOOTBALL. So much more to probe. 4/5 though. Would recommend.

My isolation culture of choice is this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV1FrqwZyKw Just listen to the last 5 mins on a loop for ever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV1FrqwZyKw

Actually, the legit correct answer is YouTube. Turn off Twitter, Facebook and here and go rooting through YouTube. Its the best invention humans had ever invented.


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Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #84 on: March 23, 2020, 11:07:58 AM »
Camille Paglia's Glittering Images. Off a site.

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Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #85 on: March 23, 2020, 01:44:02 PM »
To take your mind off the imminent collapse of civilization, why not download some Big Finish Stories for free!

Survivors - 'Revelation' by Matt Fitton
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When most of the world's population is wiped out, a handful of survivors are left to pick up the pieces.

Cities become graveyards. Technology becomes largely obsolete. Mankind must start again.

When people begin to die of a new strain of a flu virus, newspaper journalists Helen Wiseman and Daniel Connor investigate. They uncover a terrifying story - but will anyone ever get to read it?


Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #86 on: March 23, 2020, 02:25:33 PM »
Catching up with Dr Who, then catching up with the Dr Who threads here. A lot of 80s pop music videos and Top of the Pops. Who would have thought Shakin Stevens and Neneh Cherry would be on the same episode? And Comedy Central Extra has been showing the later, mediocrer episodes of The Office (US). Yay for working from home!

I've got an unwatched Koreeda box set which would be a more productive use of my time, and a Tarkovsky box set most of which I last saw 20 years ago. Stalker seems peak Coronavirus viewing.

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Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #87 on: March 23, 2020, 02:58:50 PM »

Endless scroll through wish.com looking at oddball undergarments

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Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #88 on: March 23, 2020, 09:45:17 PM »
Can you watch early Drag Race online anywhere please? 

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Re: Culture consumed in quarantine
« Reply #89 on: March 23, 2020, 09:46:59 PM »
Can you watch early Drag Race online anywhere please?

Oh it must be on tpb.

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