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OMG, I have binge watched this programme all day. Just lately there has been a new law where coercive behaviour has become an offence. If any ladies out there have ever been subjected to any type of abuse this programme is compulsive viewing. Gents, I do realise this can cut both ways but far more common for men to be the perpetrators. This story is based on fact and it is hard to believe this guy got away with so much for so long. I don't know how it ends as I haven't got to the end yet......but I have a very bad feeling.

It will put you off online dating forever.

Lynibis
2 years ago
What do you think of this?
sunny101
sunny1012 years ago

I've put this on my watch list but because it's based on a true story I am not sure I will watch it. I'm guessing it will have that squirming, watch-through-my fingers, kind of effect on me. By the same token I hate watching fact based child molester/abduction programmes. I'll hold off until you update us. πŸ˜‰ Sounds daft when I've just read your recommended David Gilman book - No1 Crecy. The gore is tolerable because it's history and a long time ago.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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2 years ago

Oh wonderful, do you think you will read the rest? Yes I find it much easier to read/watch historic gore/violence because they really knew no better despite being very religious. I cannot bear modern violence as I feel we should have evolved to a higher plane by now and I can't bear that it happens daily all around me.

As for Dirty John, there is no violence (only implied or expected) until the last episode, it is mostly mind games. Eric Bana plays the lead and he is very charismatic and charming. It goes back to his childhood and the way he was brought up, again not violent but with a warped sense of right/wrong. As you know I don't often watch contemporary, modern stuff but was gripped. Having said that i had nothing more urgent to do today lol.

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sunny101
sunny1012 years ago

Lynibis I appreciate you giving me an idea of what I can expect - will now probably give it a go. Yes, I will definitely seek out some more Gilman to read - I was reading Outlander alongside it but finished the David Gilman first. I am on the point of no return with Outlander and much further ahead of the series now. I know how I want it to end and hope they are collecting their gemstones........

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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2 years ago

angemski ha ha, my lips are sealed! I can't do two different series of books at once. Am presently reading Elizabeth Chadwick, A Time for Singing. She is a prolific writer of historical fiction. This one set at end of 12th century, Richard I about to become king.

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sunny101
sunny1012 years ago

Lynibis Will make a note of that one too. I think my interest started with nautical history and have read, without exaggeration, hundreds of books - mostly covering the 18th and 19th century and was fascinated by the cause and effect of the Napoleonic Wars. (enter Major Richard Sharpe) I think I needed a break from Diana Gabaldon as I was becoming lost with all the changes of plot compared to the series so your recommendation came at the right time. I am now off to return to Jocasta's wedding. lol.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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2 years ago

angemski I started with ancient history, Egyptian and Roman, then Tudor then moved on to English medieval, back a bit to Viking but have never felt the urge to dabble in anything after Elizabeth I although like everyone have picked up a lot from books and dramas. Did you watch War and Peace with James Norton from Grantchester?

Got my history talk at Age Concern on Tuesday and am giving them a fleeting glimpse of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine.

I read the Outlander books after seeing series 1 and love both.......But lots of the later characters are nothing like I had envisioned. I love the obvious....Jamie, but must admit to really liking Murtagh. Roger and Bree are nothing like the image in my head, Bree is meant to be busty and Amazonian. Roger seems a bit wimpy, but that might just be me.I

Anyway enjoy, I can't wait for tell the bees i have gone, think that's right.

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sunny101
sunny1012 years ago

Lynibis Yes I thoroughly enjoyed War & Peace - a beautiful production. Ooooh! I am totally impressed that your are giving a talk - I truly couldn't do that - good for you. I once went AWOL at a prize giving because I couldn't face an audience and give a two minute thank you speech. lol.

I agree about the characters. Jamie and Clare were perfect but I was also a little disappointed with the Bree/Roger characters but for the opposite reasons - I saw the series first and the book just didn't fit. Roger was too masculine and tall in the book . (I had accepted him being pretty but a little wimpy) Murtagh has just disappeared and I thought he would end up with Jocasta.....no.....no.... don't comment. Will catch up, I am sure, on another thread.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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2 years ago

angemski I have probably already mentioned my little reading corner with recliner chair, Outlander cushion (gift from Granddaughter) and tartan throw. All visitors want to have a little sit in it!

Talk is in an hour or so. I do have to refer to notes a lot in order to keep it flowing and in chronological order but not fazed by talking to folk as I used to perform wedding ceremonies. I certainly understand those who can't though, I am very nervous until I get going then it just kinda takes over.

The talk today is about Eleanor of Aquitaine and having mentioned Elizabeth Chadwick above you may be interested in her trilogy about Eleanor and Henry II : The Autumn Throne, The Summer Queen, The Winter Crown. Personally though I prefer Sharon Penman's trilogy on the same subject: When Christ and His Saints Slept, Time and Chance, The Devil's Brood. Happy Reading lol.

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sunny101
sunny1012 years ago

Lynibis You will have them in the palm of your hand, I am sure. You know your subject and I know your passion will shine through. Update later please. I've made a note of the books. I missed the wedding ceremonies bit. Well that explains your calm attitude, which is evident in your posts - I am confident with friends but absolutely shun the limelight scenarios - wouldn't do for us all to be the same. Enjoy your day.

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Metrovski
Metrovski2 years ago

I've just started watching this show too...took a while to get into, but so far so good!

"You" is also a good show to watch...its about a killer stalker!

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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2 years ago

Hello, do you mean Dirty John or Outlander? If it is the former do try the latter when you are done. As you can see angemski and I really do love Outlander.

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sunny101
sunny1012 years ago

Lynibis - Metrovski means 'You'. I've heard it's in the same vein as Dirty John. I'm going to give them a go this weekend.

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Metrovski
Metrovski2 years ago

Lynibis Dirty John I have been watching...the show I recommend is called "You" πŸ™‚ angemski is correct in what she says above

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen1512 months ago

Metrovski I’ve watched Dirty John and You and they are equally amazing and gripping... highly recommend both πŸ™ŒπŸ»

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sunny101
sunny1012 years ago

Lynibis - how did it go?

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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2 years ago

Hi angemski, just back from dinner at son's house hence late reply. It went very well thankyou, about 45 people present and they were very kind and appreciative. A lady asked me to do another at her branch of age concern. Better get reading up on Richard I as I fancy talking about his crusade, being ransomed and finally getting home and it will be a good follow on from his parents. Hope all is well with you.

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sunny101
sunny1012 years ago

Lynibis Really pleased to hear that it went well - and you got a return call! Well done. Richard was one of the more interesting characters with many facts untold in 'school history'. (I have no doubt that you already have a trove of these) You will have an absolute ball with the next talk. This could be the start of something very interesting. Enjoy it. As an American friend would say 'I bet you're plum tuckered out'. All good with me, thank you. Will catch up soon on a thread.

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sunny101
sunny10112 months ago

I've just binge watched 'Unbelievable' on Netflix. Based on a true story and well worth a watch.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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12 months ago

That will probably be my next Netflix watch but while I am binge watching once upon a time all my normal tv programmes are being recorded and piling up!

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sunny101
sunny10112 months ago

Lynibis Still not that thrilled with Sanditon.......

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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12 months ago

Me neither, angemski. I have 2 or 3 episodes but may not even bother to watch unless I get desperate!

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nipperjwb
nipperjwb12 months ago

I watched this a few weeks ago. It’s very disturbing how things can turn without it being noticed 😳

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen1512 months ago

I watched a quite a while ago and it was gripping! It did make me think I would never online date again (me and my now fiancΓ© met online!) and how I’m lucky he didn’t turn out to be a crazy psycho 🀣

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SarahHorsfield
SarahHorsfield12 months ago

I watched this

Quite interesting how people cna manipulated

That's I am. Single forever now πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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sunny101
sunny1019 months ago

I know this thread started with Dirty John but it sort of veered off πŸ˜† Just started watching Bonfire of Destiny on Netflix. It's French, dubbed English but watchable - I've watched three episodes and think it's worth a go. (Paris 1897)

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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9 months ago

I keep starting new series and must stop myself. Trouble is, I watch one series with a work colleague in between our jobs....she lives too far to bother going home but I am close enough to do so and she comes to mine for a cuppa and a good watch. Another friend comes every Sunday so we are mid series, and both sons urged me to watch Mr Mercedes. I have also started on Messiah but wasn't too keen so have watched and finished Sanctuary this last week. And of course I cannot help but watch Vikings as a new episode comes on each week even though I swore I would save them all and have a weekend binge!

I believe Outlander is back soon and also The Last Kingdom, both of which I cannot wait for πŸ€ͺ

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sunny101
sunny1019 months ago

Lynibis Can't wait for Outlander and Last Kingdom - it's been ages! You Ok? I've noticed you've not been very active lately - having said that I've not been too involved myself. Hope you're well.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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9 months ago

Absolutely fine thanks angemski . Just been a bit bored with it all lately and I realised I was getting too obsessed with the site. I was chatting for the sake of it and seemed too busy building points and letting lots of other things go.

Nice to have my face back to normal and have once again taken up aromatherapy. My boss says I am a witch as the potion I made for him helped with his psoriasis!

Hope all is well with you too, looking forward to our comments on the coming series.

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sunny101
sunny1019 months ago

Lynibis I was in exactly the same place for about three weeks so I completely understand.

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LenoirLenoir
LenoirLenoir9 months ago

I watched this a while back.... a must watch. Both of them

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