Chatting about a series

Listen to two friends chatting about a television series to practise and improve your listening skills.

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Man: So, did you see the final episode last night?

Woman: Of course! As if I would miss that!

Man: And?

Woman: It was by far the best episode, definitely.

Man: Yeah, totally. The dragon at the end and all the special effects in that final scene were amazing.

Woman: I loved that part! But I still don't think this series was as good as the others.

Man: Really? But you said you wouldn't want to miss it?

Woman: I know, but still … it's a lot more predictable than it used to be.

Man: But that's because the story has been told so well that all the characters are reaching their destiny now.

Woman: I don't know … before, anyone could die at any time so it was exciting! But, this series, no key characters died and we all knew they wouldn't. When Jaime fell in the water after the dragon attacked him, we knew he would make it somehow. And … oh, surprise, Bronn jumps in and saves him.

Man: They did kill some characters in this series, though. What was that one's name …?

Woman: Exactly, see! You can't even remember who died!

Man: Hmm. The only thing I didn't like about this series was that it was shorter than the others. Seven episodes instead of ten. Maybe they spent all their money on that dragon!

Woman: Right! I don't understand why they did it, as all the fans would happily watch ten episodes.

Man: I reckon that now they're not using the story in the books any more, they don't have as many ideas.

Woman: That would explain why they're not being as brave with the story too. It's more like a Hollywood film than a TV show now.

Man: So, is Tyrion still your favourite character?

Woman: You know … surprisingly, I think my favourite might be Cersei.

Man: What?!

Woman: She's so interesting! All the awful things she's done and the way she's just aiming for revenge, even though it won't make her happy. She still surprises us because we're expecting her to have a happy ending where she sees her mistakes and becomes a good person. But she never does, no matter what it costs her. She's unpredictable because we just can't believe anyone would be like her.

Man: I guess. You don't have to like a character for them to be your favourite!

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Average: 3.2 (19 votes)

Submitted by Nagato on Sat, 23/05/2020 - 18:52

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I dont watch I lot of series but I did watch the best series as la casa de papel, peaky blinders , breaking bad , arrow and Viking...., to me the best of them is Chicago police department . the story is about the best group of police in Chicago city which fight against crimes ! every they a new story and crime its a great serie furthermore there is a diversity in events because the series show us the special life of each one in the department.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Sat, 23/05/2020 - 14:51

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I think the story of the series is about a human drama which depict the life of the characters who went through up and down in their life. ((o(б_б;)o))

Submitted by Austin on Sat, 23/05/2020 - 09:54

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I have no idea what this series is, maybe game of throne or something related to that, I'm not a movie guy and not prefer to watch an adventure movie. my favorite tv series is called crazy ex-girlfriend which is a comedy movie, it always made me fun and the only tv series I did watch again, it has music and dancing components in it.

Submitted by mony13246 on Fri, 15/05/2020 - 01:41

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My favourite serie is LUCIFER because he is so diferent, is evil and also he is an angel. It's a diferent story.

Submitted by BlaiChan on Sat, 09/05/2020 - 09:17

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This chat is about " G O T " series. I have the same idea with her " it was exciting to watch because everyone could die at anytime. But the last series, we all know the key characters wouldn't and the way they finished others' destinies weren't surprised at all. " Anyway " G O T " is one of my favorite series all the times.
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Submitted by rerre on Wed, 22/04/2020 - 19:15

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Hi! Please, I'd like to know: is it correct to rewrite the last sentence like this: you don't have to like a character because it's your favourite? Thank you!
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Submitted by Peter M. on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 07:12

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Hi rerre,

Your sentence is correct and has a similar meaning, with a slightly different emphasis.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 15:21

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My favorite television series are detective stories that are quite common nowadays. I'm not sure but maybe because of that, some detective dramas don't have a good screenplay enough to make audience get a good guess. But mostly, I enjoy them.
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Submitted by OlaIELTS on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 14:59

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The series in this chat refers to a set or sequence of related television programme or show. My favourite TV show is News line. The reasons being that is talks about current trends and happenings cutting across all sectors of the global economy.