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Discussion in 'Lifestyle Management' started by dadouv47, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. JaimeS

    JaimeS Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    One of those shows where the fanfic is maybe better than the show. Also, what a weird, cross-genre mess Supernatural is, and I mean that in the most loving of ways. This week? It's a whodunit. Next week? It's crack!fic in canon form. And the week after that? Torture and angst.
     
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    JaimeS Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    TV shows, for maximum storyline richness and involvement. ;)

    I mentioned Misaeng last time, too. It's very, very good. A corporate story, but it's got the wisdom of excellent writing to it. That, Coffee Prince, and Still Beating are really only the ones I'd recommend as being truly excellent.
     
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    Justy Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Season 2 is great - more twists and turns.

    I have to admit i havent ever got over the spoon and eyeball scene (sorry to remind you).

    But i just loved the show despite the violence. It was deep, quirky, cinematically lovely and great music.
     
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    Justy Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Just finished wathcing Dear White People on Netflix. Only 1 season so far, but it was really excellent. Makes a change to see shows addressing issues like racism and having a strong black cast. Highly recommend it. Now where is season 2?
     
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    I like Dark Matter and also Killjoys which is sort of similiar. Watched the first episode of Dimension 404 - pretty odd. None of the others though.

    I watched the 100 when it was on TV and liked it to start with but got bored in later seasons.

    Yes, I watched this too when it was on TV. It did indeed get more obscure with time like many of them do
     
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  6. Jenny TipsforME

    Jenny TipsforME Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I’ve written about good shows in the other place (assuming we’re not doing links?).

    This week I binge watched Alias Grace on Netflix, a bit like something a Bronte sister might have written but is actually a Margaret Atwood novel.

    I’ve also binge watched Mindhunters. My partner found it too disturbing to watch but I found it fascinating.

    I’m still watching Suits. It got too implausible for a couple of seasons but is fairly good again (can’t remember where I’m up to).

    We’re also watching Designated Survivor and the Last Post. For laughs we watch W1A, Josh and Don’t Trust the B*#%* in Apartment 23. Programmes I watch with my other half get seen much more slowly as she actually does stuff!

    @Justy i did watch some of I love Dick and did enjoy it, I haven’t finished the series though I don’t know why (I think we didn’t have Amazon for a while or something).
     
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  7. Jenny TipsforME

    Jenny TipsforME Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I’d be interested in which shows people relate to because of experience of ME. Eg



    I really engaged in the version of Being Human which is set in Bristol when it was on, though I didn’t click that this might be why.

    Orphan Black has some parallels with ME I think.
     
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    JaimeS Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    YAS.

    Fascinating! The version I'm familiar with is the UK one, and I watched it before I was ill, so it didn't click at all. But being trapped in the house in her pyjamas, being 'invisible', and longing for someone to really see her? Whew!

    Also, 'Spoonie House'... something I've thought about, too.
     
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    Jenny TipsforME Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I have a novel in my head about a community of pwme moving in together and pooling resources/doing small experiments from when I was in a bedbound phase. Not sure I’ll ever write it, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was quite a common fantasy for Spoonies.

    Re TV my guilty pleasure this week is Pretty Little Liars. Sometimes TV aimed at teenage girls is the right level for my brain :emoji_nail_care:
     
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    dadouv47 Established Member

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    Currently watching :
    - This is Us (not my type of tv shows to begin but it's very very well written)
    - The Blacklist (some up & downs but still a nice show)
    - The Big Bang Theory (need to laugh a bit)
    - Shameless
    - Alias Grace
    - Tried ''The Good Doctor'' but I'm not sure I will keep watching even if the idea is great (young surgeon with autism). Looks like a mix between Dr.House and Grey's Anatomy
    - Survivor (Only reality show I watch, love sports and the all social/tactical aspect of it).
    - Just finished Stranger Things season 2. Season 1 was better but I still love it!
    -Peaky Blinders season 4 starting next week (one of the most underrated TV shows in my opinion). I guess British series get less audience..:confused:
     
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    erin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    @dadouv47 have you tried Black Books? Old British comedy, really funny. Highly recommend it. I don't watch tv nowadays. I don't have the patience and I found it tiring.
     
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    Never heard of it :) Will give a try! thanks ;)
     
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  13. Jenny TipsforME

    Jenny TipsforME Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Black Books is hilarious.
     
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    I just watched Season 1 of Westworld (the DVD is out) and was disappointed - I don't think there was a single character I cared about.

    I think it's been overhyped.

    But I'm a fan of 'I Know Who You Are' (a Spanish series called 'Sé quién eres', being shown subtitled on BBC4). You'll need to concentrate, though! Best binge-watched.
     
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    Jenny TipsforME Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I’ve got my partner miserably hooked on Pretty Little Liars :rofl:
    “I don’t want to but I can’t stop wondering what happens to those girls you were watching” we spend the rest of the day watching it...

    We both know it is a ridiculous plot and bubblegum for the brain.
     
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    I'm enjoying Riverdale :p Also aimed at the teens, but they do a very good job of developing the plot and getting you hooked on untangling the mystery. It's not too unrealistic, aside from every teenager in town being allowed to run around and do whatever they want.
     
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    @Valentijn I watched the first episode of Riverdale but didn’t click with it. Someone else recommended it today though when I mentioned our Pretty Little Liars addiction.

    PLL seems to be a lower level of cognitive demand than my random thoughts though, so not necessarily a vice ME wise. Perhaps next month I’ll start a thread ‘Cured By Specific TV Series - you have to watch all 7 seasons or you’re not properly committed to the healing process’ ;)
     
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    I agree with whoever recommended Black Books. Another comedy from the past I loved was Drop the Dead Donkey. Don't know whether either is still available anywhere, but I'd like to see them again.

    As a complete contrast, one of the little treasures the BBC started doing occasionally a couple of years ago is slow TV. It's documentaries without commentary or music, just whatever sounds happen in that environment.

    The first one I watched was a 2 hour canal boat journey. It was unexpectedly so wonderful I watched it twice.

    I also enjoyed four half hour programs showing crafts people making things - a glassblower, leather worker, woodworker and blacksmith.

    I've just watched two out of a recent series of three one hour programs that were recorded over a day at 3 different British monasteries. Watched monks collecting honey from hives, chopping wood, making bread etc in between having meals and regular church services including chanting. I found it surprisingly calming and mesmerising.

    I was thinking how great it would be if the beautiful buildings in wonderful peaceful countryside settings could be used for respite care for people with severe ME. 6 months in a place like that would be lovely (so long as I could still use the internet!).
     
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    Gosh, how lovely @Trish! The idea for respite care in the peaceful countryside, and the TV shows you described.

    Undemanding, soothing, transporting you to another time and place. No music that might jar or over stimulate. No plot to follow.

    Oh yes. I'll definitely search those out! Thank you!
     
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    Jenny TipsforME Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I have seen more slow TV on iPlayer recently I’ll see if I can find a link.

    These are some series I’ve either watched or intend to watch

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    A bit of a mixture, or perhaps you won’t think so!
     
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