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On 6/22/2021 at 6:16 PM, WicketMaiden said:

Just watching the final episode of Season 1 of The Fall. Very good, nicely paced and really draws you in. Gillian Anderson is excellent.

She is indeed excellent, but there’s something about her I don’t like. Too sterile? Too arrogant? I’m not sure what it is.

We have two episodes left to watch in S3. It’s been a fantastic season.

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9 hours ago, Redondo said:

Friday is here 

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5 hours ago, Lou said:

Watched E1. Still good. 

 

Got the email about it today and was surprised that the time flew from when I first saw it was coming out. Will probably binge it this weekend.

Might be one of my all-time favorite shows.

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7 hours ago, Tank said:

She is indeed excellent, but there’s something about her I don’t like. Too sterile? Too arrogant? I’m not sure what it is.

We have two episodes left to watch in S3. It’s been a fantastic season.

I had that feeling too, I think it's because she's unemotional and lacks a nurturing quality. She would be a cold, cold mother I suspect.

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I thought it was all a bit too convenient and contrived. I really cannot see a violent offender in a psych ward being allowed to join normal activities after he'd just violently assaulted a policewoman and just revealed his amnesia and good behaviour to be suspect. I also don't think there would be somewhere to hide and wait in a psych ward cool-down room, or that one would walk offenders past staff lockers. A slightly disappointing end to a fantastic show.

 

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1 hour ago, WicketMaiden said:

I had that feeling too, I think it's because she's unemotional and lacks a nurturing quality. She would be a cold, cold mother I suspect.

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I thought it was all a bit too convenient and contrived. I really cannot see a violent offender in a psych ward being allowed to join normal activities after he'd just violently assaulted a policewoman and just revealed his amnesia and good behaviour to be suspect. I also don't think there would be somewhere to hide and wait in a psych ward cool-down room, or that one would walk offenders past staff lockers. A slightly disappointing end to a fantastic show.

 

It's a well acted and well written show

But like some other shows the writers have a hard time with the ending

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8 hours ago, Brandon said:

 

Got the email about it today and was surprised that the time flew from when I first saw it was coming out. Will probably binge it this weekend.

Might be one of my all-time favorite shows.

Every episode is solid

Great show

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6 hours ago, WicketMaiden said:

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I thought it was all a bit too convenient and contrived. I really cannot see a violent offender in a psych ward being allowed to join normal activities after he'd just violently assaulted a policewoman and just revealed his amnesia and good behaviour to be suspect. I also don't think there would be somewhere to hide and wait in a psych ward cool-down room, or that one would walk offenders past staff lockers. A slightly disappointing end to a fantastic show.

 

I thought the end of season 2 was a good end point, and so I put off watching season 3 for a long time. Ultimately I thought the amnesia plot line played out really well even if it all felt a bit contrived.

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6 hours ago, AngelsLakersFan said:

I'm about half way through S4 of LoD, and as engaging as it is this season is way over the top.

That first episode was laugh out loud absurd but it a good way. The follow up though... perhaps a few too many twists and turns for my liking.

S4 is the best season

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4 hours ago, Blarg said:

For simple entertainment with a couple laughs I recommend Somebody Feed Phil. 

Just signed up for Netflix.  Thank you for this suggestion.  The Thai episode was fun.  I would love to try the 25 course tasting menu.

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On 6/26/2021 at 4:11 AM, WicketMaiden said:

I had that feeling too, I think it's because she's unemotional and lacks a nurturing quality. She would be a cold, cold mother I suspect.

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we finished it tonight and really enjoyed the entire 3 seasons. i'd recommend it to anyone.

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i agree about the issues at the psych facility. after he assaulted gillian anderson, he should not have been allowed to walk about freely. it clearly revealed that he had plenty of memory recall, too, since he went from docile to explosive in nothing flat. i also didn't understand for a second why the inmates were allowed to have a pool table with sticks and balls. that made zero sense to me. i wish they would have made an effort to wrap up the story line with his wife and daughter a little more, as well as what happened to katie the psycho.

 

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5 hours ago, Tank said:

we finished it tonight and really enjoyed the entire 3 seasons. i'd recommend it to anyone.

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Like I said in an earlier post the writers sometimes struggle with the endings after putting so much work into spinning the plot

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On 6/22/2021 at 4:11 PM, Tank said:

powered through S1 of The Fall. this is a really good show. we've already started S2.

it's on amazon prime for those who haven't seen it yet. 

Just finished it.  Thanks for the recommend.  It was an excellent 3 season show.  Pretty much a police drama.  Following the lead investigator and the main baddie.  

  

On 6/22/2021 at 6:16 PM, WicketMaiden said:

Just watching the final episode of Season 1 of The Fall. Very good, nicely paced and really draws you in. Gillian Anderson is excellent.

Do any of you guys use the subtitles for the Northern Irish accent? Just curious.

Thanks @Lou 

 

Yeah, this is the first one I used CC on.  The adults were ok, but when you left the main characters, the kids especially were hard to understand.  And some of the other baddies also.  

  

On 6/26/2021 at 4:11 AM, WicketMaiden said:

I had that feeling too, I think it's because she's unemotional and lacks a nurturing quality. She would be a cold, cold mother I suspect.

Re Season 3 ending - don't read until you've watched it:

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I thought it was all a bit too convenient and contrived. I really cannot see a violent offender in a psych ward being allowed to join normal activities after he'd just violently assaulted a policewoman and just revealed his amnesia and good behaviour to be suspect. I also don't think there would be somewhere to hide and wait in a psych ward cool-down room, or that one would walk offenders past staff lockers. A slightly disappointing end to a fantastic show.

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I think you have to remember, this is Britain, and not the US.  So they do things differently there.  Sweden is even stranger, you will have the mass murderers in what looks to be minimum security jails complete with a cell that a homeless person and college student would be jealous of.  

As for the hide and wait.  I think he hid in the attached bathroom, and not the room itself.  

  

11 hours ago, Tank said:

we finished it tonight and really enjoyed the entire 3 seasons. i'd recommend it to anyone.

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i agree about the issues at the psych facility. after he assaulted gillian anderson, he should not have been allowed to walk about freely. it clearly revealed that he had plenty of memory recall, too, since he went from docile to explosive in nothing flat. i also didn't understand for a second why the inmates were allowed to have a pool table with sticks and balls. that made zero sense to me. i wish they would have made an effort to wrap up the story line with his wife and daughter a little more, as well as what happened to katie the psycho.

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I think the whole point was that he was faking it.  And that Gillian caught him in the lie.  That's why he suddenly flipped.  He thought he could outsmart the system, since it was shown he had a genius level iq.  It actually plays to his character that he thought he could do whatever he wanted because he could outsmart everyone.  Only when he rushed his last victim, and had to kill the brother is where he made a mistake.  

 

Also, one final note.

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I thought the hospital scenes were very interesting in that they are different than what is portrayed in US hospitals.  In the ER surgery, that the main surgeon is so hands off, and is really directing everyone on what to do instead of doing it himself.  

Also, that whole comment about their universal healthcare, where someone in the ER would have to wait a day or more for a MRI because all the times are taken up.

 

 

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I'm English @gotbeer and live in Britain.

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I can assure you that the psych hospital scenes were complete fantasy. Our facilities have cool-down rooms - they are padded and have nothing at all someone can hurt themselves on, so definitely nowhere to hide. And we are overwhelmed with Health and Safety protocols that wouldn't have allowed most of the things we saw in the final episode to happen. (Also, the local police would have given that guy an absolute kicking in the back of the transfer van for beating up a fellow officer - he would be peeing blood for a week.)

The MRI situation is genuine, we take the view on healthcare that we are all in this together and we all share paying for and using the facilities, so, in the best British tradition we have to queue for it, and we are really really good at queueing for things. I once waited 9 weeks to get an MRI on my knee - it wasn't urgent so I didn't mind the wait.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, WicketMaiden said:

I'm English @gotbeer and live in Britain.

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I can assure you that the psych hospital scenes were complete fantasy. Our facilities have cool-down rooms - they are padded and have nothing at all someone can hurt themselves on, so definitely nowhere to hide. And we are overwhelmed with Health and Safety protocols that wouldn't have allowed most of the things we saw in the final episode to happen. (Also, the local police would have given that guy an absolute kicking in the back of the transfer van for beating up a fellow officer - he would be peeing blood for a week.)

The MRI situation is genuine, we take the view on healthcare that we are all in this together and we all share paying for and using the facilities, so, in the bast British tradition we have to queue for it, and we are really really good at queueing for things. I once waited 9 weeks to get an MRI on my knee - it wasn't urgent so I didn't mind the wait.

 

 

Ah ok, thanks for the clarification.  I figured it was a different country thing.  

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