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  'Whatchu Watching About, Willis?!' DIGRESSION ALERT: Please, for the love of all that is, don't call it that. 2.

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PostSubject: Re: 'Whatchu Watching About, Willis?!' DIGRESSION ALERT: Please, for the love of all that is, don't call it that. 2.   Wed 19 Jul 2017 - 10:58

I've not payed for the WWE network in ages; with such a big group of friends all getting together to watch PPVs, we got by on free introductory months and special offers and rarely had to pony up cash. And because it was generally my flat, I got to keep the network between shows Grin

And I've got a friend's NOW TV for Thrones because I gave her mine last year.

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PostSubject: Re: 'Whatchu Watching About, Willis?!' DIGRESSION ALERT: Please, for the love of all that is, don't call it that. 2.   Wed 19 Jul 2017 - 17:37

WWE is the only sub I've kept since subbing as I watch NXT, around two PPVs a month and anything else like in August we have the Mae Young Classic.

With other shows I like it is normally sub for NOW TV 2 months, watch GoT then cancel, re-sub for TWD and so on

This is the longest time I've had Netflix as they've seemed to have dropped a lot of shows I want to watch at once but can't see anything for a while beyond Death Note.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Whatchu Watching About, Willis?!' DIGRESSION ALERT: Please, for the love of all that is, don't call it that. 2.   Wed 19 Jul 2017 - 18:57

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This is the longest time I've had Netflix as they've seemed to have dropped a lot of shows I want to watch at once but can't see anything for a while beyond Death Note.

Not long until Defenders now, is it?
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PostSubject: Re: 'Whatchu Watching About, Willis?!' DIGRESSION ALERT: Please, for the love of all that is, don't call it that. 2.   Wed 19 Jul 2017 - 19:26

Defenders is before Death Note.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Whatchu Watching About, Willis?!' DIGRESSION ALERT: Please, for the love of all that is, don't call it that. 2.   Wed 19 Jul 2017 - 19:49

Oh okay. Yeah, I'll probably cancel after Death Note, until either the next Marvel thing or Bojack Horseman.

Back on Game of Thrones, we were talking about it at work yesterday. The consensus seems to be that it's still the best thing on telly, but it's not as good as it was. I think it has definitively crossed the line from intriguing political and character drama to high fantasy bollocks, to be fair.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Whatchu Watching About, Willis?!' DIGRESSION ALERT: Please, for the love of all that is, don't call it that. 2.   Wed 19 Jul 2017 - 22:18

It was always to culminate in that though, considering what the overarching threat is in GoT.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Whatchu Watching About, Willis?!' DIGRESSION ALERT: Please, for the love of all that is, don't call it that. 2.   Wed 19 Jul 2017 - 22:44

Well that's the irony, isn't it? For so much of the books and show's life, we've all been wishing for the day the dead invade, or Danaerys reaches Westeros, or Arya becomes a cool magic ninja but now that it's here, I miss all the petty squabbling.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Whatchu Watching About, Willis?!' DIGRESSION ALERT: Please, for the love of all that is, don't call it that. 2.   Thu 20 Jul 2017 - 8:04

Tbh I'd rather they deliver on that than try and stretch out a season with stuff way may have seen before plus as I said before white walkers are cool as fuck!
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PostSubject: Re: 'Whatchu Watching About, Willis?!' DIGRESSION ALERT: Please, for the love of all that is, don't call it that. 2.   Thu 20 Jul 2017 - 13:18

The opening scene of the first episode is still probably my favourite in the whole show.
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Also, when the Winds of Winter gets a proper, official, not going to be postponed again, release date - I'm definitely going to start pacing myself through the old books; a couple of chapters a night. It'll be interesting going through them again at a sensible, rather than break neck, pace that'll have me refreshing my memory and picking up on stuff I'd missed the first time around.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Whatchu Watching About, Willis?!' DIGRESSION ALERT: Please, for the love of all that is, don't call it that. 2.   Mon 7 Aug 2017 - 14:49

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The opening scene of the first episode is still probably my favourite in the whole show.
I remember when I first picked up the book, knowing nothing about any of it, it said on the back "you'll be hooked in the first three pages". That scene did it, for sure!
I've always loved the whole dynamic of the world being on the brink of ruin from the Long Night while the lords and kings of Westeros squabble over their petty ambitions. It is a brilliant analogy for the real world utterly failing to acknowledge the inconvenient truth that is probably going to kill us all soon. Tyrion pretty much out-and-out said as much recently.

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Also, when the Winds of Winter gets a proper, official, not going to be postponed again, release date - I'm definitely going to start pacing myself through the old books; a couple of chapters a night. It'll be interesting going through them again at a sensible, rather than break neck, pace that'll have me refreshing my memory and picking up on stuff I'd missed the first time around.
Samesies! I did it with the show ready for this season, an episode a night for 60 days, but the books will be even better. They're so good!

On the subject of thrones, here's last night's episode:
Ser Bronn:
 
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PostSubject: Re: 'Whatchu Watching About, Willis?!' DIGRESSION ALERT: Please, for the love of all that is, don't call it that. 2.   Fri 11 Aug 2017 - 14:48

My eyeballs are on Make Or Break, the Channel 5 reality show about eight couples who need support in their relationships. Like all good sagas there are heroes and villains. We're also watching Celebrity Big Brother, which is the same.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Whatchu Watching About, Willis?!' DIGRESSION ALERT: Please, for the love of all that is, don't call it that. 2.   Fri 11 Aug 2017 - 15:19

I recently watched an episode of Dogs: An amazing animal family, which takes a look at the history of dogs and it's family tree. Recommended. Thumbs Up!
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PostSubject: Re: 'Whatchu Watching About, Willis?!' DIGRESSION ALERT: Please, for the love of all that is, don't call it that. 2.   Tue 15 Aug 2017 - 18:34

In today's 'Balla Catch-Up Special', I watched Garth Marengi's DARKPLACE, which is top, and the first episode of Heroes, which is a bit dull - apart from Hiro who is adorable and I want to hug him. Love
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PostSubject: Re: 'Whatchu Watching About, Willis?!' DIGRESSION ALERT: Please, for the love of all that is, don't call it that. 2.   Tue 15 Aug 2017 - 18:43

If you intend to carry on with Heroes, I suggest stopping after the first season; I read an article that suggested that the good first season was the blip, which it kind of was. Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: 'Whatchu Watching About, Willis?!' DIGRESSION ALERT: Please, for the love of all that is, don't call it that. 2.   Tue 15 Aug 2017 - 18:52

Don't worry, The Lady has strictly forbidden me from watching more than the first season for precisely that reason. #unintentionalpoetry
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PostSubject: Re: 'Whatchu Watching About, Willis?!' DIGRESSION ALERT: Please, for the love of all that is, don't call it that. 2.   Tue 15 Aug 2017 - 19:10

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In today's 'Balla Catch-Up Special', I watched Garth Marengi's DARKPLACE, which is top, and the first episode of Heroes, which is a bit dull - apart from Hiro who is adorable and I want to hug him. Love

I didn't think Garth Marengi's Darkplace would be your thing but it really is superb stuff, isn't it?
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PostSubject: Re: 'Whatchu Watching About, Willis?!' DIGRESSION ALERT: Please, for the love of all that is, don't call it that. 2.   Tue 15 Aug 2017 - 19:14

It is! I watched it basically start to finish all at once, and I don't know how well it would've worked spread out over several weeks - the joke might have started to wear a bit thin. But it's sublimely ridiculous. Garth himself is particularly so. He reminds me of Jim Sterling a bit, both in appearance and in the whole 'Thank God For Me' shtick.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Whatchu Watching About, Willis?!' DIGRESSION ALERT: Please, for the love of all that is, don't call it that. 2.   Tue 15 Aug 2017 - 19:19

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He reminds me of Jim Sterling a bit, both in appearance and in the whole 'Thank God For Me' shtick.



I do get what you mean though & it makes me think he's (Jim Sterling) even more of a prick for not coming up with something original.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Whatchu Watching About, Willis?!' DIGRESSION ALERT: Please, for the love of all that is, don't call it that. 2.   Tue 15 Aug 2017 - 19:21

One of my favourites that. Particularly fond of the all the ludicrous footage in the introduction that's never used in the show proper.

Also just managed to catch the first episode of this season's Game of Thrones - it is due to be taken off now tv tonight, so good thing I happened to subscribe today!
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PostSubject: Re: 'Whatchu Watching About, Willis?!' DIGRESSION ALERT: Please, for the love of all that is, don't call it that. 2.   Yesterday at 9:39

I think with Heroes, the slow build was necessary for budget reasons and worked well for the first season. The problem is that they then try to repeat the trick with later seasons, which leaves you feeling disappointed that all this build-up never goes anywhere.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Whatchu Watching About, Willis?!' DIGRESSION ALERT: Please, for the love of all that is, don't call it that. 2.   Yesterday at 10:50

I loved heroes all the way through, I'm not sure if I'd enjoy it to the same level now, but I enjoyed watching the powers evolve as it went on. I even enjoyed Reborn...
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