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Re: Worth watching on telly

Postby Selby White » 06 Apr 2020, 11:37

Anyone else watching "Race across the world" on BBC2 each Sunday.

5 pairs compete to get from A to B with a limited budget and no Phone and can't fly.
This years competition started in Mexico City and they will eventually get Ushuaia (Argentina)the southern most city in the world.
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Re: Worth watching on telly

Postby NottinghamWhite » 06 Apr 2020, 12:55

Lovely city Ushuaia visited it 7 years ago. Just giving the programme now.
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Re: Worth watching on telly

Postby Selby White » 06 Apr 2020, 13:23

NottinghamWhite wrote:Lovely city Ushuaia visited it 7 years ago. Just giving the programme now.


Think next week will be the finish so should arrive there, will look forward to it. :thumbup:
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Re: Worth watching on telly

Postby rigger » 06 Apr 2020, 13:34

On Amazon Prime, Tales From The Loop.

It's based on a Swedish art book which featured rolling hills and plains dotted with robots and various bits of scrapped future tech.

Visually it's one of the most beautiful shows I've ever seen.
It's a gentle "real world sci-fi" alternate reality show that centres on a mid-west town (they moved it from Sweden, what a surprise).
Underneath the rural settlement, there's a particle accelerator - the eponymous Loop - and most of the intelligent citizens in the area work there, while the rest toil the land or live out their retirement.
Each episode is self-contained and focuses on one or two characters and whatever weird thing happens to them.
I can't tell you anything more than that for fear of spoilers, but I can say it's a cross between Stranger Things and the best bits of Lost : there's lots of unanswered questions but rather than develop an overall story arc, it's more like a lazy jigsaw. You see the same characters over and over - it's a small town after all - and they all intertwine at some point, but you don't know how or why. In many ways it's a bit like moving there yourself.

We've watched the first five of eight so far and it's utterly compelling, really sad, laugh out loud funny and highly sensitive, often all in the same episode.

Watch it in the evening after dinner, maybe with a hot chocolate and a loved one. It's okay for teenage kids - there's one episode with a little nudity and some sexual references, but other than that it's family-friendly.
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Re: Worth watching on telly

Postby NottinghamWhite » 07 Apr 2020, 12:07

Selby White wrote:
NottinghamWhite wrote:Lovely city Ushuaia visited it 7 years ago. Just giving the programme now.


Think next week will be the finish so should arrive there, will look forward to it. :thumbup:


No we’re only on episode 5 out of 9. Still we’re up to date & really enjoying it. Don’t really like Lizzie that much am hoping Emon & Jamiul win to be honest.
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Re: Worth watching on telly

Postby NottinghamWhite » 12 Apr 2020, 13:30

The wife had Britain’s Got Talent on last night & two of the star acts were from India & Russia how is that Britain’s Got Talent :roll:
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Re: Worth watching on telly

Postby Barlow Boy » 12 Apr 2020, 15:13

NottinghamWhite wrote:The wife had Britain’s Got Talent on last night & two of the star acts were from India & Russia how is that Britain’s Got Talent :roll:

Mrs B and I did get a little tear in the eye when the disabled children came on and sang their hearts out, David Walliams gave them his golden buzzer too :thumbup:
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Re: Worth watching on telly

Postby NottinghamWhite » 12 Apr 2020, 15:52

Selby White wrote:Anyone else watching "Race across the world" on BBC2 each Sunday.

5 pairs compete to get from A to B with a limited budget and no Phone and can't fly.
This years competition started in Mexico City and they will eventually get Ushuaia (Argentina)the southern most city in the world.


Looking forward to tonight’s episode ;)
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Re: Worth watching on telly

Postby Wigan White » 12 Apr 2020, 16:13

Barlow Boy wrote:
NottinghamWhite wrote:The wife had Britain’s Got Talent on last night & two of the star acts were from India & Russia how is that Britain’s Got Talent :roll:

Mrs B and I did get a little tear in the eye when the disabled children came on and sang their hearts out, David Walliams gave them his golden buzzer too :thumbup:


Not only you Kev.
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Re: Worth watching on telly

Postby Barlow Boy » 12 Apr 2020, 16:45

Wigan White wrote:
Barlow Boy wrote:
NottinghamWhite wrote:The wife had Britain’s Got Talent on last night & two of the star acts were from India & Russia how is that Britain’s Got Talent :roll:

Mrs B and I did get a little tear in the eye when the disabled children came on and sang their hearts out, David Walliams gave them his golden buzzer too :thumbup:

Not only you Kev.

It was a very touching moment, seeing the big sister with her brother, fingers crossed they go far in the competition.
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