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Anyone up for a "what are you watching tonight?" Thread?

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Graphista Sun 01-Nov-20 20:18:28

Feel in a viewing/entertainment rut and didn't want to restrict the thread to tv, film or streaming platforms so I'm posting here.

I'm also tired of getting the SAME films/tv shows recommended constantly both on here and on apps and sites that are supposed to help you find new things to watch.

I swear if one more person recommends breaking bad or Luther I'll scream!

That aside if posters want to recommend those to people on thread who may genuinely like them crack on. My point is simply I'm not interested in those shows.

I'm hoping this thread will throw up some lesser known/recommended films and shows so I and others might find things more suited to our (generally) less populist tastes.

I'm also very much out the habit of watching "normal" tv which means I'm not only missing out on actual programmes but I also don't see trailers/ads for new stuff coming up that I may well fancy.

So...this is a thread for the telly addicts, film buffs and streaming aficionados who don't watch what everyone else is watching (usually grin)

Anyone up for that?

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UsernameTaken76 Sun 01-Nov-20 20:45:19

We’ve been rewatching the West Wing ahead of the US election. Going to switch to the Pride of Britain Awards in a few minutes.

Joswis Sun 01-Nov-20 20:47:33

I am watching a 2003 TV series called Between the Sheets. Found it on You Tube and remembered I'd enjoyed it the first time.

pralineandketchup Sun 01-Nov-20 20:48:03

Spitting image

QueenPaws Sun 01-Nov-20 20:49:36

I watched the end of the unforgettable series earlier on amazon
Now on Chesapeake shores on Netflix which is very virgin river/heartland type

WeKnowFrogsGoShaLaLaLaLa Sun 01-Nov-20 20:49:46

I've been rewatching Waterloo Road. 😂

purpleme12 Sun 01-Nov-20 20:50:11

I'm watching 'Loving' at the minute. It's a film. Have you seen it?

Graphista Sun 01-Nov-20 20:51:26

I've also been watching the west wing and mostly enjoying but it requires concentration which I can't always manage.

Not heard of between the sheets will have a look

Spitting image on britbox? I've heard it's on there but I don't fancy subscribing for the sake of 1 show and I haven't yet seen anything else I fancy on Britbox

Drop the dead donkey is on all4 too at the moment which is on my "to watch" list

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MrDarcysMa Sun 01-Nov-20 20:52:05

Schitz creek, been watching it all day on the sofa as the weather is awful here! Took me a while to watch it but I'm loving it.

Do you like cringy comedy op? If so I recommend camping, Marion and Geoff and human remains.

jellybe Sun 01-Nov-20 20:52:44

I'm re-watching Dawson's Creek on Netflix 😁

With DH I'm watching the queen's gambit but he's working tonight so I'm being very good and not watching it without him. (Though I really want to)

Graphista Sun 01-Nov-20 20:53:46

I liked Waterloo road back in the day but felt it "jumped the shark" later

Loving - is that a 60's movie?

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EternalOptimist7 Sun 01-Nov-20 20:54:42

Top Gear at the mo but if I can stay awake, I’ll be watching ITV’s “ The Sister”. Seen the first couple of episodes & it’s quite good.

APurpleSquirrel Sun 01-Nov-20 20:55:14

We're watching the final episode of season two of The Alienist on Netflix.

Graphista Sun 01-Nov-20 20:56:12

Cringe not really my thing.

Sarcasm, observational, the human condition and the absurdity of it yes

Never watched Dawson's creek, I was "too old" the first time around, being more a teen thing? And I was in my 20's, married and new motherhood at the time it came out so it didn't really appeal

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Greektome Sun 01-Nov-20 20:57:05

The German between the wars series Babylon Berlin on DVD.

purpleme12 Sun 01-Nov-20 20:57:28


I liked Waterloo road back in the day but felt it "jumped the shark" later

Loving - is that a 60's movie?

It's set in 1958 but was made 4 years ago
About a black women and white man who lived in a state of America which forbid mixed race marriage so they went to get married out of state
About their fight for it.

ivftake1 Sun 01-Nov-20 20:58:06

Rewatching succession because it's the best thing I've seen for a long long time

Tamingofthehamster Sun 01-Nov-20 20:58:19

I’m watching the queens Gambit As well . I’m really enjoying it although I thought it looked really dull

Graphista Sun 01-Nov-20 20:59:57

Seen the sister recommended might wait till it's all been shown and binge watch

The alienist is my kinda thing, I think? Crime drama especially serial killer stuff is interesting and 80's setting appeals. Seems more broadchurch than "crime/criminal of the week" which appeals too though I like episodic too

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Gossipgirl2 Sun 01-Nov-20 21:00:04

I’ve just finished Love Life on BBC Iplayer and enjoyed it. Nice easy watch.

PumpkinsPatch Sun 01-Nov-20 21:01:59

We watched a film called "The Color Out of Space"

Alien horror type thing with Nicolas Cage.

Very weird. Not very good.

longtompot Sun 01-Nov-20 21:08:17

I watched The Bridge last weekend. The original Danish/Swedish version. Gutted I have finished what's on the iPlayer but looking forward to the next season.

Tonight I am watching Spy as it's silly, interesting and as I've seen it a few times I don't have to focus too much.

Gaelforce Sun 01-Nov-20 21:14:42

just finished watching The Guilty - movie on Netflix - Danish.
Thought it was very good.

jellybe Sun 01-Nov-20 21:15:25


I’m watching the queens Gambit As well . I’m really enjoying it although I thought it looked really dull

Me too. We only started watching as it came highly recommended by a friend who has very similar taste in tv as me.

Yorkshireswithallroasts Sun 01-Nov-20 21:16:45

Proud to admit that I’m currently rewatching Geordie Shore from the beginning.

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