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« Reply #4665 on: Monday, July 5, 2021, 16:00:02 »

I think so much of Pratchett's work (especially Watch and Witch) is about the narrative inside characters heads - and in the case of Granny and Vimes - them being aware of the narrative inside their heads and the effect it has on their actions, like a cognitive behavior narrative. Doesn't translate well to screen.

Yet Mitchell & Webb did this quite well with Peep Show. Not on the same level of writing as Pratchett (granted) but managed to convey inner thoughts/actions onto screen successfully.

It possibly only really works though if the viewer understands differences between having/not having an inner monologue/narrative. Some people just don't think either/it exists.

We can most likely add The Mighty Boosh to this too as well as many more.
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« Reply #4666 on: Monday, July 5, 2021, 20:49:17 »

Yet Mitchell & Webb did this quite well with Peep Show. Not on the same level of writing as Pratchett (granted) but managed to convey inner thoughts/actions onto screen successfully.

Peep Show is written by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, not Mitchell & Web.
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« Reply #4667 on: Monday, July 5, 2021, 23:26:33 »

Agree Ben,wasn't too sure when it started,but was worth sticking with if you don't try to compare to the books too much and just want some light entertainment.
Agree about Good Omens though. Smiley
Followed your advice......Hmmmm!
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« Reply #4668 on: Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 03:50:49 »

Peep Show is written by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, not Mitchell & Web.

I never said it was. I was stating that Mitchell & Webb conveyed the written work onto screen well.

I've never done a table read of Peep Show but I'm sure the cast were pretty excited (M&W in the main) when they did the first one. Especially how they could bring those inner monologues into the show and make them believable (yes even in a comedic sense) to the viewer.
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« Reply #4669 on: Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 07:38:38 »

Season 7 of Bosch. Superb stuff.
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« Reply #4670 on: Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 07:59:29 »

Followed your advice......Hmmmm!

 Cheesy Cheesy As i said mate,if you don't take it too literally,it is quite entertaining with a passing nod to Pratchett,some funny bits in it,although the characters are all wrong like you said.
i don't think anyone could portrait Discworld in tv/film,as it's all down to the readers imagination,as Ben said. Smiley
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« Reply #4671 on: Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 08:29:08 »

Season 7 of Bosch. Superb stuff.
Finished that last night. Agree excellent.
I came across a great Icelandic program, trapped. Great story and the scenery is stunning. I do love a bit of scandi noire.
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« Reply #4672 on: Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 09:12:41 »

Watched the first two episodes of Mare of Easttown last night, have to agree itís looking good so far.

The Americans seem to have got these mini-series so right now, especially now that they have proper a-list movie stars in them.

True Detective (the first series in particular) & Big Little Lies another two examples.
City on the Hill was also pretty good, although I havenít watched series 2 yet
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« Reply #4673 on: Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 09:20:58 »

Season 7 of Bosch. Superb stuff.

Finished this Sunday - superb as always. Looking forward to the spin off series.
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« Reply #4674 on: Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 20:35:40 »

Cheesy Cheesy As i said mate,if you don't take it too literally,it is quite entertaining with a passing nod to Pratchett,some funny bits in it,although the characters are all wrong like you said.
i don't think anyone could portrait Discworld in tv/film,as it's all down to the readers imagination,as Ben said. Smiley

I get what you mean. The odd thing was that I watched because I knew the characters and didn't like it when the characters weren't right...Begrudgingly enjoyed bits. Was a bit too much like 'Legends of Tomorrow' in parts
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« Reply #4675 on: Friday, July 9, 2021, 09:35:30 »

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-57317470

20 years ago! I remember when I first saw the office I actually thought it was a documentary!

I know Gervais is pretty marmite but I think it's great television.
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« Reply #4676 on: Friday, July 9, 2021, 09:40:38 »

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-57317470

20 years ago! I remember when I first saw the office I actually thought it was a documentary!

I know Gervais is pretty marmite but I think it's great television.

The Office was great, he is a twat.

Just finished watching the second series of Dead Pixels, was pretty shit at the start but go better as it progressed.
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« Reply #4677 on: Friday, July 9, 2021, 09:54:38 »

Ricky gervais 20 years ago would mercilessly abuse Ricky gervais of today
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« Reply #4678 on: Monday, July 26, 2021, 18:31:13 »

Just starting the second series of Ted Lasso.
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« Reply #4679 on: Monday, July 26, 2021, 19:38:12 »

US Office was miles better.
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