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    I seem to have become a bit of a Netflix addict in the past few months:

    Stranger Things season 2 (still very addictive, and there are some real moments of both shock and real humour in there - oddly nostalgic)

    The Crown season 2 (maybe not quite as engaging as season 1, but definitely very watchable, and Matt Smith is a world away from his Doctor Who, a very credible, convincing Duke of Edinburgh)

    Yes Minister - all of it! The series that are and aren't on Netflix seem to be a very random bunch (and annoyingly, just occasionally they'll disappear when I'm halfway through, like Spooks!) but I was very pleased to find this. Yes, in just a few places, there are things you probably wouldn't say nowadays, and of course in some ways it has dated; but overall, it's still very funny, and Paul Eddington in particular is just absolutely superb. I've watched all three series, plus the 'final special' episode where he becomes PM... and I see that the sequel series is on Netflix too!

    Nostalgia for the 80s has also driven me to give the new Dynasty a spin, heaven help me! It's oddly awful, and yet curiously watchable - unlike the Dallas revival of a few years back, this is a 'reinvention' not a continuation, and bizarrely for all its modernity it is very old-fashioned. A real oddity.

    I'm also (honestly, I don't just watch TV, I do do other things too) partway through DS9 series 2, and (having discovered it's included free with Amazon Prime) The X Files series 2. Plus I'm one series in to the DVDs of Upstairs Downstairs.

    and of course, Blakes 7 from the start
    What Mac said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Curnow View Post
    Yes Minister - all of it! The series that are and aren't on Netflix seem to be a very random bunch (and annoyingly, just occasionally they'll disappear when I'm halfway through, like Spooks!) but I was very pleased to find this. Yes, in just a few places, there are things you probably wouldn't say nowadays, and of course in some ways it has dated; but overall, it's still very funny, and Paul Eddington in particular is just absolutely superb. I've watched all three series, plus the 'final special' episode where he becomes PM... and I see that the sequel series is on Netflix too!
    Two classic pieces of satire - who reads which newspapers, and Kindly Call Me God.

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    Star Maidens.

    It's a real "What WERE they thinking?" kind of TV show! Sort of sci-fi / cheap sitcom / children's BFI film hybrid, with loads of filming in and around Bracknell. Looks very familiar.
    Pity. I have no understanding of the word. It is not registered in my vocabulary bank. EXTERMINATE!

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    Look who’s back in A Family At War

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    What, Neville Chamberlain??
    Star Maidens.

    It's a real "What WERE they thinking?" kind of TV show!
    I've never seen it, but I must say that the guy who wrote about it in the You & Who Else book really writes with a genuine passion & delight for it, well worth a read. I'm not sure it's well worth a watch mind you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Curnow View Post
    What, Neville Chamberlain??
    The League Of Former Prime Ministers gets everywhere! I saw John Major presenting the Six o'clock News last night, disguised as Fiona Bruce!

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