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A couple of things I have been watching recently , but which have now finished:

Our Yorkshire Farm. In my younger days, back in the late sixties, early seventies I used to have a daydream of myself becoming the 'earth-mother' type, with a large family, growing our own food, keeping livestock etc. This series showed just how had that kind of life can be. Admittedly, I had a smallholding in mind, not vast areas of remote Yorkshire moorland, but it has been interesting, and enjoyable to see how the family worked together and supported each other.  Mr meg couldn't get his head around the size of the family, and had to count all nine children at the start of each episode. 

 

 I've always enjoyed a crime series - although not so much these days , as modern ones are far too dark for my taste. The Pact , which finished on Tuesday was intriguing. A group of women played a prank on the rather unpleasant owner of the small brewery where they worked. When the man was found dead the following morning they thought he might have had a heart attack and agreed together to say nothing.  As ever, keeping the secret lead to any number of revelations about them and their lives, and about their employer, and the various twists and turns had me gripped and intrigued, not just about the death, but about the lives and the secrets of all the people involved.

 

Now they are finished nothing else has caught my eye, except for a run of an old (2017) "Landscape Artist of The Year" competition on Sky Arts.  At the moment it is on every morning, just in time for a cup of tea and a break from the gardening!  I've watched a couple previous series of it though the various stages of the pandemic, and also "Portrait Artist of the Year". I would be happy to watch that seven days a week all year long!

 

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I love the Artist series on Sky, so fascinating to see the different styles and how the paintings gradually emerge.

 

I enjoyed The Pact, loads of plotholes but generally well acted and certainly lots of twists.  Innocent was also good, which was on a few weeks ago.  I also enjoyed Mare of Easttown, Kate Winslet was excellent.

 

currently trying to work out what I think of The Nevers, which is possibly the craziest thing on TV at the moment.

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15 hours ago, megustaleer said:

 

 

 

Now they are finished nothing else has caught my eye, except for a run of an old (2017) "Landscape Artist of The Year" competition on Sky Arts.  At the moment it is on every morning, just in time for a cup of tea and a break from the gardening!  I've watched a couple previous series of it though the various stages of the pandemic, and also "Portrait Artist of the Year". I would be happy to watch that seven days a week all year long!

 

 

I watched the last series of Landscape Painter of the Year, and the Canadian version that followed on, and enjoyed both. 

 

Not the same things at all, but have you been watching Bob Ross on BBC Four?

 

I've also been watching the Great British Photography Challenge on BBC Four (Mondays, 9pm), which has been interesting but I'm not getting as much out of it as I had hoped!

 

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I'm all caught up in Roland Garros (tennis) just now having not seen any last year. Have also been watching the snooker when that was on. I also like darts and carpet bowls - can be a lot more exciting than it sounds. I'm partial to Australian Rules football when I can get it but not seen any in years.

 

We - my father and I - are following Murdoch Mysteries just now and I like The Great British Sewing Bee.

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10 hours ago, Raven said:

 

Not the same things at all, but have you been watching Bob Ross on BBC Four?

 

The Bob Ross programmes were watched regularly by Mr meg last year, but I quickly became bored by them.  As you say, it's not the same thing at all as the "Artist of the Year" programmes.

 I did find his biography, shown some time last year, very interesting, but watching him produce what I find rather formulaic pictures, evening after evening, has lost its fascination for me. Even Mr meg only watches occasionally nowadays.

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8 hours ago, lunababymoonchild said:

I like The Great British Sewing Bee.

I am enjoying watching TGBSB. I think I have watched every series.

Apart from the competition element of it, and the garments they produce each week, I am amazed at the way dressmaking has changed since I bought my first sewing machine with money I saved from my Saturday job in C&A. 

My current machine is nearly 50 years old, and is not capable (or maybe I'm not) of handling many of the modern materials, and the idea of cutting out using weights not pins to hold the fabric seems quite foolhardy to me.

There is some very skilful work being done at this stage in the competition.

 

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I’m watching the Roland Garros French tennis, though I haven’t actually watched a whole match yet :rolleyes:. Also watching the highlights of French cycling Critérium du Dauphiné.

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23 hours ago, Raven said:

Not the same things at all, but have you been watching Bob Ross on BBC Four?


I do enjoy this from time to time but like Meg there is only so much that I can take. I do enjoy landscape and portrait artist of the year but again, from time to time.

 

11 hours ago, megustaleer said:

I am enjoying watching TGBSB. I think I have watched every series.

Apart from the competition element of it, and the garments they produce each week, I am amazed at the way dressmaking has changed since I bought my first sewing machine with money I saved from my Saturday job in C&A. 

My current machine is nearly 50 years old, and is not capable (or maybe I'm not) of handling many of the modern materials, and the idea of cutting out using weights not pins to hold the fabric seems quite foolhardy to me.

There is some very skilful work being done at this stage in the competition.


I see sewing as a chore so avoid it like the plague but this, as you say, this is fascinating.

 

21 minutes ago, Marie H said:

I’m watching the Roland Garros French tennis, though I haven’t actually watched a whole match yet :rolleyes:. Also watching the highlights of French cycling Critérium du Dauphiné.

 

I haven't seen a whole match yet either. My father hates it so I can only see it in bits and pieces but further in to the competition I will be watching more (she says!). 
 

I'm also following The Nevers and the odd episode of Botched. I should really be reading more!

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21 hours ago, lunababymoonchild said:

Rolland Garros final. No Nadal!

It was a shame that it wasn’t the final with Nader v Djokovic, but the semi was the best match that I’d ever seen! Spectacular!! :clapping:

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32 minutes ago, Marie H said:

It was a shame that it wasn’t the final with Nader v Djokovic, but the semi was the best match that I’d ever seen! Spectacular!! :clapping:


Yes, it was!

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