#326 2017-09-16 19:12:41

Update to post above:

Sundance, which distributes The Bureau, is making the first two seasons available for free. They are also making season 3 available if you sign up for a free trail of their service, and I may take advantage of that offer since I haven't been able to discover another source of season 3.

I've watched a couple more episodes of this series, and it just crackles. This is, quite simply, one of the best television shows I have ever watched. If you like spy stories, grab these free series while they are still available.

https://www.sundancenow.com/the-bureau/series/2536461

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#327 2017-09-30 18:20:28

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Arte - The Worlds of Phillip K Dick (2015)

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#328 2017-10-01 21:23:47

Today on mvgroup.org...

PBS - The Vietnam War: Series 1 (2017) (1-10)
Ken Burns, Lynn Novick

Snow of the Andes - Bolivia: Coca and Cocaine (2017)

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#329 2017-10-02 06:28:15

choad wrote:

Today on mvgroup.org...

PBS - The Vietnam War: Series 1 (2017) (1-10)
Ken Burns, Lynn Novick

Also streaming here- http://www.pbs.org/ I just finished episode 9. Excellent documentary. It's dirty lying bastards all the way down.
High-Streeters will want to watch the explicit version.

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#330 2017-10-04 23:18:08

Another great resource here for my permanent bookmark file:

This site provides a good overview of Nordic, US and UK crime and film noir drama. Click TV Shows under the country and take a look at the comprehensive listing.

http://nordicdrama.com/

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#331 2017-10-13 15:38:37

This looks like it might be good (I just heard about it for the first time about five minutes ago, so I offer no personal endorsement). The current IMDB rating is 9.4, but I doubt that will hold up over time. It wasn't available via my normal channels yet, but I expect it will be in a day or two.



http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5290382/

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#332 2017-10-13 17:00:22

Season 2 Starts this Saturday.

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#334 2017-10-15 08:48:29


12 min.

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#335 2017-10-16 16:59:40

Baywolfe wrote:

Season 2 Starts this Saturday.

I've wanted to watch that, but I need to re-read at least the first book just to recall it. But I still use an important piece of wisdom from the book: If you are lost, just find someone who looks like they know where they are going and follow them.

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#336 2017-10-16 18:39:50

GooberMcNutly wrote:

Baywolfe wrote:

Season 2 Starts this Saturday.

I've wanted to watch that, but I need to re-read at least the first book just to recall it. But I still use an important piece of wisdom from the book: If you are lost, just find someone who looks like they know where they are going and follow them.

The show captures the spirit of the books but doesn't use anything except Dirk from the books (except for a nod here and there).  You do need to watch the first season or you won't know what the hell is going on in the second season.  In fact, even if you watch the first season, you won't know what the hell is going on but that's normal.

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#337 2017-10-17 17:01:41

Baywolfe wrote:

In fact, even if you watch the first season, you won't know what the hell is going on but that's normal.

See: Douglas Adams.

That's good, no reading homework. Ta!

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#338 2017-10-20 21:07:29

Smudge wrote:

This looks like it might be good (I just heard about it for the first time about five minutes ago, so I offer no personal endorsement). The current IMDB rating is 9.4, but I doubt that will hold up over time. It wasn't available via my normal channels yet, but I expect it will be in a day or two.



http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5290382/

I watched the whole thing last weekend.  It's gorgeous, because it's Fincher, and most of the cast is terrific...but the script is mostly boring as fuck.  For Chrissake, how do you make the birth of serial killer profiling boring?

Things always liven up, though, when there's an interview scene.  The actor playing Ed Kemper, in particular, is phenomenal.

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#339 2017-10-20 23:34:49

I just finished episode 2 this evening (been watching other stuff -- have you checked out Fauda?). You're right about the guy who plays Kemper; he's quite interesting.

Fincher only directs four of the episodes, unfortunately, because I'd watch a baby food commercial if Fincher directed it.

I'm taking them one episode at a time...we'll see if I make it all the way to the end.

(PS, George; I'm still working my way through Miracles, with an episode every few days. I expect I'll eventually finish the entire season.)

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#340 2017-10-21 20:28:43

Fauda

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I watched several episodes of this series a couple of years ago, but I was only able to find the first three; the rest simply weren't available with English subs. Netflix has since taken on the series, and as a result the entire first season (12 thirty five minute episodes) is now available, with the second season due to air sometime next year.

This is heart pounding, edge of your seat political thriller, which gives you a taste of what it's like to live in the Middle East. While its made in Israel, it shows the conflict from both sides of the fence in a somewhat balanced way (but let me be honest -- it IS an Israeli production).

"Fauda" (Arabic for 'Chaos') depicts the story of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Doron, a commander of undercover Israeli unit, the Israeli Special Forces, operating inside Palestinian territories, and his team, are hunting down Hamas terrorist Abu-Ahmed. On the other side of the fence, the life of Abu-Ahmed and his family, who has thus far murdered 143 Israelis, will never accept the State of Israel, and will continue Jihad for as long as it takes.

I blasted thought this series in three days (four episodes a night) which is unusual for me as I don't normally binge watch shows. It was consistently excellent throughout. I recommend Fauda for an evening when you are concerned that you might nod out, because it would be impossible to drift off during this show. It provides adrenalin filled action start to finish.

Trivia: The main character in this series (Doron, played by Lior Raz), around whom the story revolves, is also one to the show's two creaters and writers.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4565380/



Fauda is available on Netflix. I have found all episodes available via torrent. I have not been able to locate this series in any open directories.

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#341 2017-10-25 09:23:42

Dora the Exploder coming soon!

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#342 2017-10-25 13:05:13

GooberMcNutly wrote:

Dora the Exploder coming soon!

Excellent spoof trailer from College Humor about five years ago.

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#343 2017-10-25 13:07:10

Three Part Dora the Explorer and the Destiny Medallion from the same folks.





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#344 2017-10-29 19:36:55

I know what I'll be watching this week.

Game, Set, and Match

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I read the three books which make up this excellent, multi-part spy story, and was surprised to recently discover that in the late eighties it was made into a highly regarded British mini-series starring Sir Ian Holm. After spending the better part of an hour searching in vain for torrent copies, I  found the entire series was available on YouTube. I used a stream grabber to capture the episodes, which took me less than an hour in total, and have the entire 13 part series (actually there are two complete copies of the series available -- one with a double length first episode, and 12 in the set, and another uploaded from a different source featuring 13 roughly equal length episodes -- grab one set or the other, but don't mix and match).

If interested, follow the YouTube link below for the first episode, and look for subsequent episodes in the right hand column, or search YouTube using the series title.

From Wiki: Game, Set and Match is a 1988 television serial directed by Ken Grieve and Patrick Lau and written by John Howlett. It is based on the books Berlin Game, Mexico Set and London Match by Len Deighton. The two directors worked separately on different episodes.[1] Filmed on location in Berlin and Mexico, the project included a large international cast with 3,000 extras and a budget of $8 million. While critically acclaimed, the ratings for the series were a disaster. Ian Holm was nominated for a BAFTA award for his portrayal of Bernard Samson. It was aired in 1989 in the United States as part of the PBS show Mystery.

The quality of the YouTube copies is decent; about what can be expected from a high quality, but pre-digital production.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092360/

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMfpowh1Mjc

Episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3cDtZ4zSsw

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Well this is a tough one. The story, the script and the cast are excellent, but the visual quality of the recordings is poor. It's like watching an old VHS tape from the video store which was nearing the end of its life. I'll probably watch the entire series, but I can't in good faith recommend it to anyone unless they, like me, are a total spy film junkie.

I'm going to continue to search to see if there are any better quality files out there, but I'm not holding out much hope. The problem is that the series was never released on DVD, so the only copies floating around were recorded on home VCRs. But those master tapes must exist somewhere. Eventually they will make their way into circulation.

Second Edit:

The visual quality was at its worst in the first episode. Overall, the series was largely watchable, with a few sections of poor quality. Of course, the 1988 production was not up to the visual standards we have become used to now.

The production, however, was simply one of the most impressive pieces of storytelling I have ever witnessed. If you like the genre, don't miss this. It really doesn't get any better.

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#345 2017-11-09 18:42:53

ABC Four Corners - The Paradise Papers (2017) (45 min)

BBC - Elizabeth I's Secret Agents (2017) (3 parts, each 1 hr)

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#346 2017-11-09 20:07:56

choad wrote:

ABC Four Corners - The Paradise Papers (2017) (45 min)

BBC - Elizabeth I's Secret Agents (2017) (3 parts, each 1 hr)

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Thanks for these.

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#347 2017-11-11 02:11:22

I've finished watching the first season, and am rapidly working my way through the rest of the run (four seasons in all). Not my usual cup of tea, but I'm hooked on the great acting, interesting characters, dry wit and existential Nordic humor -- interspersed with occasional poignant moments. The episodes run about 23 minutes each -- bite sized.

Dag

8.6/10 IMDB

Dag is a Norwegian comedy series which originally aired on the Norwegian television channel TV 2 from 2010 to 2015. The series is about a marriage guidance counselor, Dag, who has little faith in people or marriage.

First episode date: September 30, 2010
Final episode date: November 19, 2015

Language: Norwegian (make sure the files you grab have English subs)
Number of episodes: 40



http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1711386/

I found the episodes I watched using torrent P2P sharing. I know at least some of this series is available on DVD. There may be other sources which I'm not aware of as well.

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With a bit more poking around, I found MOST of the first season available to stream for free. Here's the first season, with English subtitles, coded at a moderate resolution (420p). All except for the fifth episode. Sorry...I don't know why, and I wasn't able to find another source. You'll certainly be able to see enough from this sample set, however, to determine if you have sufficient interest to hunt down the remainder of the series:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5jnuil  s01e01

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5jnuin  s01e02

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5jyh3g  s01e03

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5jyz9y  s01e04

Missing                                                    s01e05

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5k4h50  s01e06

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5k4olh  s01e07

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5k953p  s01e08

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5k9bqm  s01e09

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5k9jh3  s01e10

I was able to easily capture and download these episodes with a stream capture program, should you wish to keep them.

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#348 2017-11-11 17:22:30

I stumbled on this recently, and it's an awesome resource for quality film and television ideas. The suggestion to check out "Dag" (above) came to me from here. I placed this one in my permanent bookmark location; I'm sure I'll be referring back to it again and again:

http://theeurotvplace.com/

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#349 2017-11-12 17:08:57

Smudgy,
Dag is alright. Just watched ep 1. I'll catch up pretty quick. If you come across torrents to fill in the missing one let me know.

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#350 2017-11-12 17:35:59

Platymingo wrote:

Smudgy,
Dag is alright. Just watched ep 1. I'll catch up pretty quick. If you come across torrents to fill in the missing one let me know.

Check your PMs for a couple of links.

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