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Just finished up watching Ninja: Shadow Warriors (Netflix).

It's a little hour long (well, 51 minute) documentary from the Smithsonian Channel that takes a look at the history of the ninja. It sort of breaks apart fact from fiction, they interview one of the last few people alive who still has the skills, and they detail how the Iga ninja defied the overwhelming power of Oda Nobunaga's army during the Sengoku Jidai (feudal era/warring states era). Pretty interesting stuff.

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Just finished watching Heartless its a supernatural drama from Finland its a good show only 8 episodes in length. If you are in the UK you can watch it through walter presents on All4

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RR529

Earlier today I watched Samurai: Headhunters (Netflix).

It's a 46 minute long documentary by The Smithsonian Channel that explores the history of the Samurai, and takes a look at what life may have been like for a foot soldier who earned their way to the position.

It's a really interesting watch, if (like me) you're into this sort of thing.

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I was worried with the X-files coming back that it would not have the same spark and great writing of the original run. The series tailed off after season 5 for me but still enjoyed it till the end. I have enjoyed the new series and the jokes in episode 2 were really well done. There is still good chemistry between Mulder and Scully more so than in the original series. Its a shame they only did 6 episodes as opposed to the 13 that were originally planned but looks like the lead actors are keen to do more. As a fan I have enjoyed it coming back but not sure if I was a new viewer it would have impressed me as much.

Excited for Heroes Reborn coming back. The original series had its highs and lows. The first season was great second was good, third was meh then fourth was very strong. If they can recpature that magic of the first series I will be happy.

Channel 5 and its sisters channels in the UK seem to be good. I always saw 5 as the lowest of all the freeview channels but its getting a lot stronger with its line up of TV. But some things do annoy me like changing the times of a show or moving it to a new channel after a few episodes.

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TV rant time. I like that we get american shows here a lot sooner than we ever did before now the wait time can be just a few days or weeks. But the frustating part is mid season breaks in shows. You start to enjoy a show then it takes a few months break. Totally losing the momentum it builds up. I know this is an accepted practise in the US. But I would rather they delayed showing the program and gave it a straight run through without breaks than constantly stopping and starting.

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TV rant time. I like that we get american shows here a lot sooner than we ever did before now the wait time can be just a few days or weeks. But the frustating part is mid season breaks in shows. You start to enjoy a show then it takes a few months break. Totally losing the momentum it builds up. I know this is an accepted practise in the US. But I would rather they delayed showing the program and gave it a straight run through without breaks than constantly stopping and starting.

Midseason breaks usually happen around Christmas time here in the US and go through March. My theory is cause during those times people are just to busy to watch TV at that time. So they stop the shows for a bit.

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@dryrain: yeah, x files and heroes has been surprisingly good, I also hate the mid season breaks, it's pretty ridiculous. Late last year I decided to watch all of Game of Thrones and ploughed through in one week all while working full time.

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I started watching Lucifer yesterday only watched 2 episodes so far but its a great series. The humour in it really makes you laugh and the casting seems to have been done really well.

Been watching the latest series of Grimm and the episode I just watched felt like it have been filmed by amateur film makers. Normally the standard is high. But this episode was poor in comparison. The story was still strong but the filming let it down.

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Visited Media City in Manchester today.

My wife had a trial on a new tv game show as a contestant. I can't say much about it but just going today was really fun. She told me that most people attending were serial game show contestants. She lost in the trial 10-16 but winning wasn't mandatory to get on the shows.

Blue Peter were filming the BatMobile in the main area. Pretty good day to go! It drives and everything. I also saw the guy who summarises the sport for bbc news getting into a lift.

Also were we went for her quiz thingy they were filming Jeremy Kyle (white tower in the blue zone?) and asked me if I was on the show. Great.

If anyone ever visits the Lowry art is around there somewhere and there's a war museum just over a bridge too. Tours are available and I would recommend visit.

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I used to live within walking distance of Salford Quays but moved before Media City was built. I like the War Museum and the architecture of the building. Lowry was an amazing man he really did art for the people and did not get the true recognition he deserved from the establishment. His drawings and paintings showed life as it was for the ordinary man/women who worked in the area.

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@themcnoisy: yeah, I used to work in the huge copper coloured glass building, it's an interesting area, a little weird

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RR529

Earlier today I finished watching China's Forbidden City (Netflix).

It's another one of those Smithsonian Channel documentaries (though this one consists of two episodes, instead of just the one), and as usual I thought it was pretty interesting.

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Just watched the first episode of season 4 Vikings. I binged watched the first 3 seasons and really enjoy the story and action, it's very violent and bloody aswell which is great. I much prefer this to GOT although I do like that too but nothing seems to happen till the last 3 episodes of every series where as in Vikings you still get alot going on throughout the series rather than in the last few episodes. So I would recommend it to any GOT fans or anybody that's interested in historical drama/action.

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@dryrain: @Bad-MuthaAdebisi: Cool, the journey was only 44 minutes from my house. Dead quick run. I think I went to the blue peter garden - but I'm unsure. Its by a tram stop. There's a dogs head in it. I've got pics on my phone will try to copy and paste the batmobile in a sec.

My wifes got the go ahead and filming starts in March. Will keep you informed on how she does.

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RR529

Oh yeah, yesterday I watched World War II Spy School (Netflix).

It was another one of those Smithsonian Channel documentaries, this time about Cqmp X, the first espionage training facility in North America (set up by the British, to train Americans & Canadians how to be spies during WWII). Surviving students tell their tales of their missions behind enemy lines, and explain how it eventually led to the creation of the CIA. Pretty interesting stuff.

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The writing for the new series of X-files has really been of a very high standard. All my favourite episodes have always come from the original run of the series. I have 4 or 5 which hold a special pace. But that's now 6 with the 3rd episode of the new series it reminded me why I fell in love with the series in the first place.

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Heroes Reborn not sure if the opening episode had a big impact on me. Well not as much as the first series did when I watched it. Looked like there was a lot going on with many different strands. Some of the new characters looked cool especially the video game lady I forget her name. Looking forward to seeing more of the original charters come back into it. Hopefully the series can grow stronger as it goes on and get more episodes.

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Fuller House!!!!

Me & my bro watched the first episode last night, and it was like we were transported back in time to being kids.

It captured that somewhat corny, good feel vibe of the original just perfectly, and I can't wait to watch the rest of the episodes. (as a kid I actually had a crush on DJ, lol)

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@RR529: I totally agree. I am up to episode 5 and I love all the refrences they make in the episodes to the original series. Of course it helps that they were able to get the original writers as well.

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