Login Now to remove this and all advertisements (GOLD and SILVER members)
Not a member? Register Now for free

TV series discussion {'ware Spoiler Alert}

lovetravellingoz

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 13, 2006
Messages
8,778
Well while I watch and enjoy many genres including Nordic Noir, I particularly like a good SciFi Series.

I am feeling quite blessed with riches at present after having recently watched Brave New World (Peacock, and coming to Stan), I have now started watching Raised by Wolves (Foxtel, 10 episodes it would seem with 3 to 2 available each week) and tonight Away (Netflix, 10 show series) which is based on a Mission to Mars. Both are quite good too.

They are all quite different in style and storlyine. ie Away focuses more on the people.
 

VPS

Established Member
Joined
Apr 2, 2011
Messages
4,840
Qantas
LT Gold
Virgin
Platinum
Flights
My Map
Have you seen the earlier episodes/books? I confess I have read Lethal White but it was some time ago. Not bad but nothing on Bosch imho.
I really enjoyed all the books and have seen all the TV adaptations but I much prefer the books (as always) and don't watch a lot of TV. They are a bit far fetched but then it is TV. My least favourite book and adaptation was The Silkworm
 
Joined
May 20, 2011
Messages
5,880
Qantas
Platinum
Flights
My Map
Just finished watching both seasons of the Umbrella Academy - loved it :).

Don’t want to watch Lucifer yet as it’s only half a season. Might be time to catch up on some movies (although that wrecks our 1 hour of TV a day rule).
 
Credit cards which earn frequent flyer points is a popular way to earn frequent flyer points. You can receive thousands of points on everyday spend. And, many of these cards offer generous signup bonuses! Compare to find the credit card that best suits your needs.

Recommended by the Australian Frequent Flyer

lovetravellingoz

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 13, 2006
Messages
8,778
a warning...

Thanks, I will play it for my dad for Fathers Day .

My dad at 88 still has his CAMS license and knew Jack well enough to have his phone number (though were not close mates), and I was sometimes around when they were talking on the phone.. Dad would often arrange for Jack to speak at his car club as fundraisers for the Peter Mac Cancer Hospital as well as special events at Historic Racing Meets. He also had one of his designed (but not owned) race cars for a while (might even still have it as it is hard to keep track).

By the sound of it dad will know a lot more about Jack than what is in the documentary as over the years he regaled me with various stories about Jack whom he admired greatly. Mainly petrol head stuff .
Well just an update. I could not quite see dad for Father's Day and indeed had not seen him since July due in part restrictions and in part as my daughter who treats Covid 1 patients had moved back into home for several weeks which made any carer visits to my 88/86 year old parents way too risky.

With the daughter now moved out for several weeks and I took the opportunity today to make a carers visit to drop in supplies and to fix a a few things now beyond dad, and yes to play the documentary for dad. Computers, Stan, the internet etc is something dad just never mastered.


Watching BRABHAM with dad was certainly insightful. Jack Brabham was actually the patron of one of the car club's that dad created for 20 years. The Peninsula Boys, a club for old boys and their car toys an in the pic below they are both wearing the club cap and dad knew Jack reasonably well without being close mates.

So dad added a lot of stories to what was in the movie and when Jack Stewart initially struggled to remember the name of the Australian engineer involved with Jack dad knew it was immediately.

During the showing dad shared that he actually got to drive the car that Brabham won the the 1966 F1 World Championship in at the Winton Race Track. Something that he remembers most fondly.

Dad also shared quite a bit of extra information on Jack that would not be appropriate to share on a public forum on the family side of things. Nothing nasty, but yes probably symptomatic about someone so driven by racing and work.

Dad also did much of the the mechanical work on his own race and historic cars and that love of both driving as well as in the engineering of cars mean that they had much in common over the decades. though dad was strictly and an amateur and never at anywhere near Jack's lofty level.


Dad with Brabham at one of the many car rallies/race/events that dad ran. This one is at Athurs Seat, Dromana., which is a favoured site for hill climbs.

1599467003810.png


Dad in one of his many different race cars. This one is a puegot.


1599466847830.png
 
Last edited:

Toula92122

Member
Joined
Apr 7, 2011
Messages
159
Two really good documentaries on Netflix.

First is My Octopus Teacher. Beautiful camera work with stunning underwater scenery. I never imagined how intelligent octopus are. Very informative and inspiring.

Second is Last Breathe. Featuring a commercial dividing accident, what happened and the outcome. An amazing story, had me fearful of the outcome. It's a documentary so features the participants of the actual event.
 

Buzzard

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 22, 2013
Messages
6,587
Two really good documentaries on Netflix.

First is My Octopus Teacher. Beautiful camera work with stunning underwater scenery. I never imagined how intelligent octopus are. Very informative and inspiring.

Second is Last Breathe. Featuring a commercial dividing accident, what happened and the outcome. An amazing story, had me fearful of the outcome. It's a documentary so features the participants of the actual event.
Added to my list.
 

Hvr

Enthusiast
Joined
Jun 27, 2007
Messages
10,378
Qantas
Platinum


In 1971 an extortionist calling himself "Mr Brown" claimed he'd placed a bomb on a Qantas flight. With passenger safety a priority, Qantas handed over a $500,000 ransom. We follow the money trail and reveal the true identity of "Mr Brown".
 

TheRealTMA

Suspended
Joined
Jul 13, 2012
Messages
5,690
Qantas
Platinum


In 1971 an extortionist calling himself "Mr Brown" claimed he'd placed a bomb on a Qantas flight. With passenger safety a priority, Qantas handed over a $500,000 ransom. We follow the money trail and reveal the true identity of "Mr Brown".
Remember it well! Now where are my slippers.
 

TheRealTMA

Suspended
Joined
Jul 13, 2012
Messages
5,690
Qantas
Platinum

Hvr

Enthusiast
Joined
Jun 27, 2007
Messages
10,378
Qantas
Platinum
An upcoming series that may be of interest:
Australia Come Fly With Me, SBS, Wednesday, 8.30pm

Even before global events turned flying into a life or death proposition, it's safe to say it had lost some of its sheen.
It commences on 14 Oct 2020
 

LadyC

Established Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2012
Messages
2,566
I've likely recommended this before but some Money Heist episodes are just brilliant. Currently nearing the end of series 2 with one series to go. In Spanish but dubbing is of no concern.
Some of them were quite good but I just felt they really dragged it out. Could have been a few episodes shorter.

Although this was released late last year, we've only started watching it now - Giri/Haji - crime fiction with a Japanese detective heading to London to find his gangster brother. A few episodes in and enjoying it so far.
 

lovetravellingoz

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 13, 2006
Messages
8,778
Oh dear I realised that having tv on demand makes one very spoilt..
Discovery season 3 is being released the old fashioned way, one episode a week 🙄

When my now 29 year old IT orientated daughter was 11 she made the announcement to me one day that TV watching habit was going to change forever as we would be moving to watching whatever we want whenever we want. She has been bang on.
 

Community Statistics

Threads
86,405
Messages
2,087,693
Members
53,787
Latest member
johncooper3009
Top