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Re: Coming up on the box
« Reply #3270 on: Yesterday at 08:08:04 AM »
Well that's series 1 finished

The Mrs K verdict;  "bloody hell, that was brilliant"    Twas good too

I watched 5 last night...

...it is like a poor remake of Homeland...  lol:
My have to look to see where I can watch Homeland then


Update:  seems episode 1 will cost me 10p on Amazon Prime.  Sounds like a plan

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Re: Coming up on the box
« Reply #3271 on: Yesterday at 10:38:01 AM »
Well that's series 1 finished

The Mrs K verdict;  "bloody hell, that was brilliant"    Twas good too

I watched 5 last night...

...it is like a poor remake of Homeland...  lol:
My have to look to see where I can watch Homeland then


Update:  seems episode 1 will cost me 10p on Amazon Prime.  Sounds like a plan

There are seven series of Homeland...  whistle:
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Re: Coming up on the box
« Reply #3272 on: Yesterday at 10:51:10 AM »
I lost track after series 3 - just got a bit fed up of the tormented Carrie  rubschin:
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Re: Coming up on the box
« Reply #3273 on: Yesterday at 11:02:10 AM »
I lost track after series 3 - just got a bit fed up of the tormented Carrie  rubschin:

She does have a tough time on the Lithium, I'll grant you that!  lol:
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Re: Coming up on the box
« Reply #3274 on: Yesterday at 11:35:19 AM »
Well that's series 1 finished

The Mrs K verdict;  "bloody hell, that was brilliant"    Twas good too

I watched 5 last night...

...it is like a poor remake of Homeland...  lol:
My have to look to see where I can watch Homeland then


Update:  seems episode 1 will cost me 10p on Amazon Prime.  Sounds like a plan

There are seven series of Homeland...  whistle:
Series 1-4 available on DVD for 14 so IF the pilot is any good . . . . .

Ryan had the advantage that we've read most of the original books (they got crap towards the end)  so it was interesting to see how they'd woven key characters and plotlines into a current day setting.  We'll watch series 2



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Re: Coming up on the box
« Reply #3275 on: Yesterday at 06:37:36 PM »
Well we splashed out 10p on the Homeland Pilot but that'll be it, just didn't work for us
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Re: Coming up on the box
« Reply #3276 on: Yesterday at 06:39:44 PM »
Well that's series 1 finished

The Mrs K verdict;  "bloody hell, that was brilliant"    Twas good too

I watched 5 last night...

...it is like a poor remake of Homeland...  lol:
My have to look to see where I can watch Homeland then


Update:  seems episode 1 will cost me 10p on Amazon Prime.  Sounds like a plan

There are seven series of Homeland...  whistle:
Series 1-4 available on DVD for 14 so IF the pilot is any good . . . . .

Ryan had the advantage that we've read most of the original books (they got crap towards the end)  so it was interesting to see how they'd woven key characters and plotlines into a current day setting.  We'll watch series 2

In all honesty if they are going to make more TV shows/films based on Tom Clancy novels then they should adapt Rainbow 6. As much as I enjoy reading the Jack Ryan stories I always found John Clark to be a far more interesting character.
Some days I think the only thing keeping me from becoming homicidal is that the voices can't agree on which weapon would be the most fun.

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Re: Coming up on the box
« Reply #3277 on: Yesterday at 07:16:06 PM »
Well that's series 1 finished

The Mrs K verdict;  "bloody hell, that was brilliant"    Twas good too

I watched 5 last night...

...it is like a poor remake of Homeland...  lol:
My have to look to see where I can watch Homeland then


Update:  seems episode 1 will cost me 10p on Amazon Prime.  Sounds like a plan

There are seven series of Homeland...  whistle:
Series 1-4 available on DVD for 14 so IF the pilot is any good . . . . .

Ryan had the advantage that we've read most of the original books (they got crap towards the end)  so it was interesting to see how they'd woven key characters and plotlines into a current day setting.  We'll watch series 2

In all honesty if they are going to make more TV shows/films based on Tom Clancy novels then they should adapt Rainbow 6. As much as I enjoy reading the Jack Ryan stories I always found John Clark to be a far more interesting character.
Conversely Rainbow 6 was where we stopped reading them.  I found it a very shallow read betraying much about Clancy's extreme right wing views whereas his Ryan character was a far deeper far more nuanced character

And surely Ding was more interesting than Clark
Well, whatever nevermind

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Re: Coming up on the box
« Reply #3278 on: Yesterday at 07:44:05 PM »
Well that's series 1 finished

The Mrs K verdict;  "bloody hell, that was brilliant"    Twas good too

I watched 5 last night...

...it is like a poor remake of Homeland...  lol:
My have to look to see where I can watch Homeland then


Update:  seems episode 1 will cost me 10p on Amazon Prime.  Sounds like a plan

There are seven series of Homeland...  whistle:
Series 1-4 available on DVD for 14 so IF the pilot is any good . . . . .

Ryan had the advantage that we've read most of the original books (they got crap towards the end)  so it was interesting to see how they'd woven key characters and plotlines into a current day setting.  We'll watch series 2

In all honesty if they are going to make more TV shows/films based on Tom Clancy novels then they should adapt Rainbow 6. As much as I enjoy reading the Jack Ryan stories I always found John Clark to be a far more interesting character.
Conversely Rainbow 6 was where we stopped reading them.  I found it a very shallow read betraying much about Clancy's extreme right wing views whereas his Ryan character was a far deeper far more nuanced character

And surely Ding was more interesting than Clark

I liked the concept behind Rainbow 6, the complexities of setting up a multinational counter terrorism unit recruiting from special forces groups all over the world would have had a myriad of complexities that could have been explored with follow on stories. I always thought that Clark was the Mr Hyde to Ryan's Dr Jekyll, the jaded, cynical dark side of Ryan that was more willing to go in and do whatever it took to get the job done. I will say though that Ding is a good character and I have enjoyed how he's been shown to grow and develop under Clark's wing which is another good reason why a Rainbow 6 series could work, not to mention that it easily leads into another franchise as you can have Ding take over Rainbow and Clark joining the Campus after being forced out of the CIA. 
Some days I think the only thing keeping me from becoming homicidal is that the voices can't agree on which weapon would be the most fun.

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Re: Coming up on the box
« Reply #3279 on: Yesterday at 08:27:24 PM »
Well that's series 1 finished

The Mrs K verdict;  "bloody hell, that was brilliant"    Twas good too

I watched 5 last night...

...it is like a poor remake of Homeland...  lol:
My have to look to see where I can watch Homeland then


Update:  seems episode 1 will cost me 10p on Amazon Prime.  Sounds like a plan

There are seven series of Homeland...  whistle:
Series 1-4 available on DVD for 14 so IF the pilot is any good . . . . .

Ryan had the advantage that we've read most of the original books (they got crap towards the end)  so it was interesting to see how they'd woven key characters and plotlines into a current day setting.  We'll watch series 2

In all honesty if they are going to make more TV shows/films based on Tom Clancy novels then they should adapt Rainbow 6. As much as I enjoy reading the Jack Ryan stories I always found John Clark to be a far more interesting character.
Conversely Rainbow 6 was where we stopped reading them.  I found it a very shallow read betraying much about Clancy's extreme right wing views whereas his Ryan character was a far deeper far more nuanced character

And surely Ding was more interesting than Clark

I liked the concept behind Rainbow 6, the complexities of setting up a multinational counter terrorism unit recruiting from special forces groups all over the world would have had a myriad of complexities that could have been explored with follow on stories. I always thought that Clark was the Mr Hyde to Ryan's Dr Jekyll, the jaded, cynical dark side of Ryan that was more willing to go in and do whatever it took to get the job done. I will say though that Ding is a good character and I have enjoyed how he's been shown to grow and develop under Clark's wing which is another good reason why a Rainbow 6 series could work, not to mention that it easily leads into another franchise as you can have Ding take over Rainbow and Clark joining the Campus after being forced out of the CIA.
For reasons I don't understand Clark per se doesn't appear in the Jack Ryan series, a very similar character called Matice does instead
Well, whatever nevermind