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AndyGTAndyGT Member Posts: 100 Courageous
edited April 1 in Coffee lounge
Hello One and All. I hope you are all ok and that life is treat you kindly. It is not an easy time but if you have friends like you do on this site they will help you get through. Together, as a team, as a family there is nothing we can't get through. It is difficult if you are on your ow . Not only do you not have some to look out for you, t is simple things not having someone to talk to about the movie you had just see  or what you had for dinner or how you are feeling. If anyone wants to start a conversation like you would when sitting near someone (2 meters apart of course) then start.  Or if we agree on a tv programme or film that is on then say so and we can watch it en mass  and then talk about it after like you would do if you were sitting with someone? What do you think? Any suggestions? Take care of yourself....... 
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  • Denise11Denise11 Member Posts: 38 Connected
    Good idea AndyGT  

    Also, although I'm not sure how to set it up but there are online games that we could link together and play if anyone would interested?  Denise 11
  • AndyGTAndyGT Member Posts: 100 Courageous
    They would have to be simple as many people,like myself are utterly useless. 
  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    Thanks @AndyGT!

    This is a great idea. What is your favorite hobby? But what do you have in mind? 
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 290 Pioneering
    Hi @AndyGT,
                         Thank you for this fantastic idea. I think particularly speaking about a film that someone may have just watched or a programme on the TV. Another idea could be to discuss a book that someone may have just finished reading or maybe a book suggestion- almost starting a book club type scenario. I don't know if this will work for people- just an idea. Thank you. 
  • AndyGTAndyGT Member Posts: 100 Courageous
    I don't see why it wouldn't work.  Anything to help people feel that they are not alone and that they are part of something  bigger.  Even just a group of friends talking about something, whether it is a book, film, tv programme, even a computing game. Whatever you feel happy talking about...... It doesn't have to be chapter and verse just what ever that person wants to say.  Big or small I'll kick off with something  later unless someone wants to start now. 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 8,360 Scope community team
    A great idea @AndyGT!! 
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  • AndyGTAndyGT Member Posts: 100 Courageous
    Ok....We'll start off with favourite TV programmes.  I must admit I am anti Dr Who fan. To be honest I like Sci Generally as a whole especially if you go far enough back (and this shows my age) to Blakes7. Dr Who though is the best of the bunch.  I can still remember sitting behind my sofa on a Saturday evening having dinner.  As soon as the music started I would pick up my plate and move. Now though, I wouldn't?'t miss it.For.me it is pure escapism and generally it is fun. Though I did think the latest series was rather Dark...... I must admit since being stuck indoors like everyone else I have found the guilty pleasure of  Hawaii5-0......  Anyway, what do you like and why???? 
  • AndyGTAndyGT Member Posts: 100 Courageous
    That kicked it off hopefully.  If you want to talk about a book who wants to kick that off? Movies? Music? Just pick up a conversation and run with it. If you want to talk about anything then please start a subject.  Have a chat and remember you are not alone.  Gaming has also.been suggested? If you want to then do so. Or how about we choose a movie or tv programme we all watch at the same time? Any suggestions.  
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 8,360 Scope community team
    My favourite TV programme would have to be Grey's Anatomy! A new series is coming out soon, very excited. :)
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  • AndyGTAndyGT Member Posts: 100 Courageous
    I must admit I have never been a great fan of hospital dramas.  The only one I watched on a regular basis was one called Chicago Hope.bzck in the 90s I think..... Where is Greys Anatomy set? 
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 290 Pioneering
    Hi @AndyGT,
                          How are you? I personally I am not a huge fan of Dr Who though I have watched a few episodes here and there. I am told that David Tennant and Christopher Ecclestone are among the top Dr's but who is your favourite Dr? I enjoy watching Last Tango in Halifax and was thrilled to watch the 5th series back on the BBC last month, class writing and class acting! Anyone else seen it? Thank you. 
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 654 Pioneering
    edited April 1
    @WestHam06 I have not seen the Last Tango in Halifax but a few family members have and they told me it’s really good, and funny as well. I might watch it now  :)
  • AndyGTAndyGT Member Posts: 100 Courageous
    Well..My favour is a big question.  One of my favourites goes back to when I first started watching. Way back to the 70s with Jon Pertwee as he was the first Dr I saw. Of the latest bunch, David Tennant was excellent and Matt Smith was good.  The latest one (Jodie Whittaker) is ok and could be great but I feel some of the stories have let her down.  She has had some unwarranted complaints. I hope she carries on.  What is it you like about Last tango in Halifax? I know it is amusing but do you like comedy? Comedy Drama? Or what. I have seen Anne Reid in Dinnerladies which was very funny and going back even further I have seen a few episodes of I Claudius with Derrick Jacobi...... What else do you like? 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 8,360 Scope community team
    Hi @AndyGT, Grey's Anatomy is is set in Seattle (at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital, later renamed), it is filmed primarily in Los Angeles, California!
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  • ColumboColumbo Member Posts: 13 Listener
    There's so many I quite like the older stuff Alias Smith and Jones from the seventies, Steptoe and Son, Quantum Leap ,Columbo, X files, Red Dwarf (looking forward to the new 90 min episode next week).
  • mrbuttonsmrbuttons Member Posts: 221 Pioneering
    anyone else as obsessed with the walking dead as I am? it's coming to the end of the 10th series but still lots to discuss.

    @Columbo a 90 min ep of my beloved red dwarf? dont play with me. im hyperventilating like a crazy fangirl at the idea.



  • ColumboColumbo Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Yeah Red Dwarf Thursday the 9th April at 9pm on Dave. It's called The Promised Land.
  • mrbuttonsmrbuttons Member Posts: 221 Pioneering
    ive set the tivo in anticipation, thanks Columbo.

    i remember a few years back when the usual suspects complained about unemployed and disabled people having 'widescreen tvs 'and cable services whilst on benefit. one good thing about the lockdown is that they get a temporary taste of being at home for weeks on end with only the tv for company. i thank the Lord for virgin media, youtube and amazon prime. not the most ethical companies but they do serve up some pretty decent tv.

  • AndyGTAndyGT Member Posts: 100 Courageous
    I was never a great fan of the original Star Trek but use to enjoy Star Trek Voyager.  I can remember buying a computer game where you designed and built your own Federation fleet that then went out on many operations.  I enjoyed the game but just was very good. I do enjoy a good comedy and currently have absolutely loved The Windsors and This Country.... If you have never seen them do give it a try. I use to watch Columbo if it was on, but from that period I loved The Rockford Files and one called Harry O
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 6,420 Scope community team
    mrbuttons said:
    anyone else as obsessed with the walking dead as I am? it's coming to the end of the 10th series but still lots to discuss.
    It's probably my favourite TV show of all time. I believe @tonyj is a bit of a fan as well!
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  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 290 Pioneering
    Hi @66Mustang,
                                I can only agree with your family. Extremely funny! If you do choose to watch a couple of episodes please let me know your thoughts on it. Thank you. 
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 290 Pioneering
    Well..My favour is a big question.  One of my favourites goes back to when I first started watching. Way back to the 70s with Jon Pertwee as he was the first Dr I saw. Of the latest bunch, David Tennant was excellent and Matt Smith was good.  The latest one (Jodie Whittaker) is ok and could be great but I feel some of the stories have let her down.  She has had some unwarranted complaints. I hope she carries on.  What is it you like about Last tango in Halifax? I know it is amusing but do you like comedy? Comedy Drama? Or what. I have seen Anne Reid in Dinnerladies which was very funny and going back even further I have seen a few episodes of I Claudius with Derrick Jacobi...... What else do you like? 

    Hi @AndyGT
                         I often find when we watch something for the first time the actors which are in it are the ones we remember. I usually find that when they make a remake of a particular film, the original almost always remains my favourite. I must admit David Tennant is receiving some positive feedback as a very good Dr. It is a shame Jodie Whittaker has not had the storylines as I know when she was in Broadchurch she was really good, though obviously there is a huge contrast between Dr Who and Broadchurch. I am a big fan of comedy, I enjoy Only Fools and Horses, Steptoe and Son, On the Buses, Dinnerladies as you mentioned is very funny.  I think though there is also some really poignant messages within all of the series of Last Tango in Halifax, and these messages are beautifully written. All four of the main characters are played by four excellent actors and actresses, with a great supporting cast. I like The Spilt on the BBC and Unforgotten on ITV both of which have Nicola Walker in them. I think Nicola Walker is a brilliantly natural actress, who has gone under the radar.  I also am currently enjoying Liar and Belgravia on ITV as well as Our Girl which is on the BBC. What do you enjoy watching? Thank you. 
  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    I tend to prefer Christian films. One of my favorite films is I can only imagine which I watched last year. I have also watched an Interview with God too. I love to watch Christian movies online or on Netflix as you have a rare opportunity to discuss life lessons and key spiritual message of the film as well. What could be better? 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 8,360 Scope community team
    Has anyone watched Game of Thrones? I finished it not too long ago and really liked it!

    Even if the last season was drawn out...
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  • AndyGTAndyGT Member Posts: 100 Courageous
    I have watched a few episodes, is it as good as they say?  If so....
     What makes it good? 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 6,420 Scope community team
    I think the early seasons of Game of Thrones were full of rich characters and the story was incredibly intricate and tightly plotted (the books are fantastic!) but in the latter seasons, the TV show outran the plot of the books and was noticeably weaker. Definitely worth a watch, if you can temper your expectations for the final two seasons.
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  • AndyGTAndyGT Member Posts: 100 Courageous
    That happens with many  series that the latter episodes are not as good as earlier ones. Or it may be the other way round and they sometimes take a little getting into..... What about the cinema ? What are the films or types of film.of choice..... ? I loved the first Star Wars movie. It was a great movie in it's own right but it was the first really big budget blockbuster I can remember seeing and it just blew me away.  I can still remember I was on a School Trip to Guernsey for a week and we were taken to see it one afternoon.  It was amazing.  A cinematic moment that I wont ever forget..

     
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 6,420 Scope community team
    I'm a bit of a Star Wars fan. I wasn't able to see the latest one which was a disappointment and I doubt it'll be as 'big' on our knackered out TV. Seeing Star Wars on a school trip though? That's pretty special. I think the most impressive movie I saw in cinemas was Dunkirk. We saw it in IMAX and it was a really unique experience. No matter how you might feel about the film, it was certainly something on such a big screen. Never went to the cinema with school though.
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  • AndyGTAndyGT Member Posts: 100 Courageous
    I went to a Catholic school and I know they have a bad press but I can't really complain about mine. It was a very surreal moment.  We had been well behaved so we were taken to a small cinema on the island.  There was this row of screaming kids giving Darth Vader a boo and cheating Luke Skywalker etc. We were loving it.  Being a church school it was managed by a couple of Nuns.  One sat at either end of us and who also cheared Skywalker et al......
  • AndyGTAndyGT Member Posts: 100 Courageous
    A couple of years after the trip to Guernsey I went on another school trip. This time we were  about 12 years old and it was to The Loire valley in France.  Again the same two Nuns ran it. Whilst we were away they took us wine tasting at a vineyard.  We all lined up with two small plastic glasses. We could have a small amount each of red and wine then we had to stand to one side.  When each of the Nuns had their wine they went to the back of the queue and lined up again. It was a great trip.....🍷😃
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 8,360 Scope community team
    Sounds like you had some eventful school trips @AndyGT!
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  • AndyGTAndyGT Member Posts: 100 Courageous
    Trust me this isn't the half of it. I may bore you with some of the other stories one day...  All I will add is that we all enjoyed ourselves. I know church schools get a bad press these days and quite rightly in some cases.  For me though I can't really fault it.  It could be strict but never too strict and I have never heard of anything untoward.... 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 8,360 Scope community team
    I'm glad it worked for you @AndyGT! Sounds like you could write a book about your adventures!
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