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Title: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: culturejam on February 25, 2014, 09:45:29 AM
We've got movies covered in its own thread, and I find myself spending my viewing time on TV series rather than movies these days. It's the golden area of great serial programming, in my opinion.

What I'm currently watching (or waiting to come back with a new season):

Game of Thrones
Vikings
Sons of Anarchy
Falling Skies
Breaking Bad (just about to finish this one, so no spoilers!!)
The Walking Dead (also not to the current episode yet)


Things I plan to watch:
The Red Road (on Sundace, starring "Khal Drogo" from GOT)
Shameless
House of Cards
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are Your Watching?
Post by: Cortexturizer on February 25, 2014, 09:50:24 AM
Just finished second season of House of Cards, it was great, not that great as the first that was f-in spectacular but a worthy successor.

True Detective maintains my attention from week to week, mainly due to the actors, and in particular, Woody with his ridiculous and hilarious facial expressions, I mean it's just stupid how fun that guy is haha. Great show overall. So far.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are Your Watching?
Post by: GermanCdn on February 25, 2014, 09:50:42 AM
House of Cards (phenomenal, can't say enough about it)
The Blacklist (best written show on network television in a long time, scared it can't continue at the level it's at)
Sons of Anarchy
The Following
Big Bang Theory
2 Broke Girls
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are Your Watching?
Post by: jkokura on February 25, 2014, 09:57:10 AM
I don't watch a lot of TV, but when I do, it's usually lame.

I watch the Arrow and Marvel's Shield show. I liked Grimm, but I'm way behind on that one. I also really enjoyed watching the Clone Wars series.

Also, the Blacklist is so much fun to watch. James Spader is the greatest thing in the show, and pretty much everything else pales in comparison to him.

The BBC Sherlock show is fantastic, and I really look forward to each miniseries set released.

Also, my wife watches that Downton Abbey show, so i guess I end up watching that too.

Jacob
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are Your Watching?
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on February 25, 2014, 09:57:22 AM
1) Blacklist (James Spader is a phenomenal actor!)
2) The Following (6 degrees of Kevin Bacon)
3) Big Bang Theory (No question why Jim Parsons wins the award every year!)
4) Breaking Bad (2 more episodes to watch before its all done  :'()

Want to start watching:
- Walking Dead
- Mad Men
- House of Cards
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are Your Watching?
Post by: Cortexturizer on February 25, 2014, 10:08:21 AM
Walking Dead is a walking fail fest. The behavior of the characters contradicts any reason, the plot is shaky and frankly full of holes, the acting is really really bad, the only thing that stands out are of course the zombie effects. Not worth watching at all IMHO. I did endure for almost two seasons. Now I wish I'd made a couple of pedals instead.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are Your Watching?
Post by: flanagan0718 on February 25, 2014, 10:09:39 AM
True Detective (HBO) *AWESOME*
Helix (SCI FI) *starting to go downhill*
The Walking Dead (AMC) *getting ready to throw in the towel*
Hannibal (NBC) *amazing first season looking forward to season 2, starts Friday!*

Title: Re: TV Series - What Are Your Watching?
Post by: billstein on February 25, 2014, 10:18:03 AM
The following
Blacklist
American Idol. (Something I do with my wife. The other two I watch with my son)
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Post by: marmaliser on February 25, 2014, 10:20:35 AM
Walking Dead - Still enjoying it
NCIS  Season 212 or something
Big bang theory - Well why wouldn't you
Uncle - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03q46jm

Things I wished I had never watched - Lost + Heroes
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: jprizz on February 25, 2014, 10:40:49 AM
here's mine:
#1 Revolution - my new "Lost"
#2 Blacklist
#3 Hollywood game night

finished:
Long Way Around and Long Way Down
XIII (thirteen)
Jerico
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are Your Watching?
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on February 25, 2014, 11:04:01 AM
Things I wished I had never watched - Lost

WORST ENDING EVER!!!!

Personally, I think that the producers, writers, etc. had to scramble when people starting guessing the whole "purgatory/after-life" plot around Season 2. They had to re-write almost the entire show. Just too many holes in the story and too many questions left unanswered.

Thoughts??

Side Note: I was returning from a business trip in Hawaii to LA a few years ago and guess who was sitting right behind me? THIS GUY!
(http://images.nymag.com/images/2/daily/entertainment/07/05/23_benfromlost.jpg)

Made me cringe a little!  :o
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: billstein on February 25, 2014, 11:23:03 AM

Things I wished I had never watched - Lost

WORST ENDING EVER!!!!


Never saw it but my son watched every series on Netflix until he was caught up to real time on TV. He was so excited about that last show and how they'd bring it all together. He still talks about how mad he is about the way they ended it. How long has it been now? 2 years maybe.
Made me glad I never got into it.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: Haberdasher on February 25, 2014, 11:27:22 AM
i only have 4 that i watch

house of cards
true detective
blacklist
black sails

pretty happy with all those so far
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: GermanCdn on February 25, 2014, 11:28:38 AM
While we're on the topic of bad series endings, the Dexter ending was pretty lousy as well.  There are so many ways they could have ended it (good or bad for him) that would have worked, and they went with one that made no sense whatsoever, and had no intensity (but left the door open to pick up the series later I guess).

The SOA finale next year will be epicly bloody methinks.  It can't end any other way.  Everyone dies.

The Breaking Bad finale was perfect.  'Nuff said.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: mattlee0037 on February 25, 2014, 11:44:09 AM
Falling Skies
Breaking Bad (on season 2)
The Walking Dead
Suits (love the humor and references)
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: peAk on February 25, 2014, 11:48:00 AM
Shows I usually watch:

American Horror Story
The Bridge
Top Chef
Ultimate Fighter
American Ninja Warrior (son loves it)

Want to watch:

The Americans

Watched and is over now:

Six Feet Under (Favorite series of all time)
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: Stomptown on February 25, 2014, 12:05:38 PM
Current hows I watch throughout the year:
Walking Dead (because who doesn't)
Shameless (the name says it all!)
Mad Men (falling off a bit lately)
True Blood (because my wife makes me)
Californication (WARNING: your wife/girlfriend will not like this one!)
How I met your mother (I'm going to finish this series no matter how bad this season gets!)
Parenthood (cheesy but good)
Boardwalk Empire (They killed off my favorite character and I've lost my motivation on this one. Need to catch up!)

Recommended shows no longer on the air:
Six Feet Under (best last episode to a series ever! Great from start to finish.)
Dexter (worst last episode to a series ever! Good from start to 2nd to last episode!)
Breaking Bad
Curb Your Enthusiasm (pretty, pretty, pretty good!)
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: madbean on February 25, 2014, 12:11:23 PM
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Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: culturejam on February 25, 2014, 01:16:30 PM
I was originally thinking of "legit" series on the cable networks, but I guess major network sit-coms and dramadies other other trash-tv shows are okay too.  :)

Reality stuff I like:
Top Chef
Chopped
Bar Rescue
Gold Rush (even though it's total garbage now)


Since we're going with garbage as well, I must admit some guilty pleasures:

16 and Pregnant  ;D
Wife Swap
Lockup
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on February 25, 2014, 01:24:48 PM
I will admit... they kinda copped out with Dexter. I guess they wanted to leave a door open for a movie or something. Still dont regret watching..... unlike LOST! Seemed like 6 years of my life wasted 1 hour at a time with that ending!

Odd note: Anyone know that the woman who played Kate on lost got her start doing those late night "adult" chat line commercials?  ::)
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: haveyouseenhim on February 25, 2014, 01:28:07 PM
I don't watch a lot of TV, but I'm going ape shit over walking dead. I do agree the way they talk ALL THE TIME in that super serious strained whisper gets annoying.

Carl still needs an ass whoopin though.   >:(
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: peAk on February 25, 2014, 01:28:31 PM
I will admit... they kinda copped out with Dexter. I guess they wanted to leave a door open for a movie or something. Still dont regret watching..... unlike LOST! Seemed like 6 years of my life wasted 1 hour at a time with that ending!

Odd note: Anyone know that the woman who played Kate on lost got her start doing those late night "adult" chat line commercials?  ::)

Call me crazy, I liked the ending to Lost!!
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: GermanCdn on February 25, 2014, 01:42:03 PM
Since we're going with garbage as well, I must admit some guilty pleasures:

16 and Pregnant  ;D

Gotta say, that statement creeps me out just a little bit.

I'm kidding.

In response to "making" her watch football all summer (we only have like four TVs, two iPads, and four laptops, it's not like she couldn't go watch something else if she wanted to), my darling beloved makes me watch Sister Wives and Honey Boo Boo.  I can literally feel my brain cells committing gracious acts of murder suicide during those hours of the week.  Remember when TLC stood for "The Learning Channel"?  Ain't no learning no more.

I assume you are equally being held hostage for 16 and Pregnant.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: Gledison on February 25, 2014, 03:37:29 PM
A loy have been said!
Currently warching:
True detective
House of cards
Sherlock and Elementary ( im a sherlock addicted :P)
During eating, the big bang theory :P
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: selfdestroyer on February 25, 2014, 03:46:46 PM
The wife and I have 2 set days a week that we catch up on TV shows. I really got tired of the sitcoms these days so this is just a list of shows I watch with her. She watched a TON of other stuff also. lol

The wife and I are currently watching:
The Walking Dead
True Detectives
Archer
Sherlock

Waiting for new seasons to start:
Hannibal
Bates Motel
Alaska: The Last Frontier
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Post by: m-Kresol on February 25, 2014, 03:58:42 PM
1) Breaking Bad (one of the best series ever)
2) Game of Thrones
3) Big Bang Theory (gets kinda old, but as a chemist, it's basically in my work contract to watch it)
4) IT crowd (most awesome british TV show ever! I know that lots of you guys overseas don't like british humor, but if you do, that is a must-see)
5) Black books (same as IT crowd)
6) House of Cards
7) Dexter (season 1,2 and 4 were awesome at least)

I basically watch everything, but these were the 7 that I remembered the fastest.
I hope it's ok for me to say, but The walking dead got soo bad in season 2 and even worse in season 3, you just had to stop watching...
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: culturejam on February 25, 2014, 04:27:44 PM
Gotta say, that statement creeps me out just a little bit. I'm kidding.

I could see where it would sound kinda creepy. But hey, they are already knocked up when the show starts, so it's not exciting to predators...unless you're one of the really oddballs.  ;D  (which I'm not....seriously!)

I just love how the crap they complain about and comments they make are *so* the mindset of a teenager. I recall acting the same way as a teen, albeit without the loom specter of pregnancy to deal with.

Quote from: GermanCdn
I assume you are equally being held hostage for 16 and Pregnant.

Nah, I actually like to watch it on occasion, for the reason mentioned above. It reminds me of my younger naive self in a lot of ways. The young "dads to be" are almost universally idiots (on account of their age and lack of experience). And most of the people on the show are southern of some kind, so the accent reminds me of home.  ;D
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: pickdropper on February 25, 2014, 04:48:32 PM


4) IT crowd (most awesome british TV show ever! I know that lots of you guys overseas don't like british humor, but if you do, that is a must-see)
5) Black books (same as IT crowd)


Well, I'm across the pond from the UK and I think both of those shows are fantastic.  I found Black Books after IT Crowd, but really enjoyed it as well.  I didn't think the IT Crowd series finale was quite up to the quality of the other seasons, but it was OK.  Maybe I'll like it better on the second viewing.

Are you a fan if the Mighty Boosh?  That's a bit of an odd one.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: Cortexturizer on February 25, 2014, 05:10:00 PM
The Mighty Bush and Black Books are awesome!

Influenced by some of you who really really liked the Black List I just watched the first episode with my GF and I am really sorry to say this but I feel violated intelectual-wise. A big pile of nonsense, bad acting, catastrophic camera work and stupid one liners. I mean come on people...cant believe James Spader is actually doing that level of tv shows for living now...
And dont get me started on Serbian mobsters and terrorists, first the Americans had their Russians, then there were Bosnians, bit Arabs of course, and now every movie and now show I watch has Serbs as the bad guys...well thank you very much. :)

As a proper Serb I will recommend you a British show called Peep Show. It is, hands down, the best sitcom I have ever watched. Hilarious stuff, I think I watched every episode at least 5 times. And I still continue to watch. I have never seen a relationship between a man and a woman depicted in a better and more accurate way than in this show. You wont regret it.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: GermanCdn on February 25, 2014, 05:20:55 PM
Suits (love the humor and redhead)

Fixed it for you.  I want a personal assistant like Donna.  Will never happen.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: m-Kresol on February 25, 2014, 06:05:07 PM


4) IT crowd (most awesome british TV show ever! I know that lots of you guys overseas don't like british humor, but if you do, that is a must-see)
5) Black books (same as IT crowd)


Well, I'm across the pond from the UK and I think both of those shows are fantastic.  I found Black Books after IT Crowd, but really enjoyed it as well.  I didn't think the IT Crowd series finale was quite up to the quality of the other seasons, but it was OK.  Maybe I'll like it better on the second viewing.

Are you a fan if the Mighty Boosh?  That's a bit of an odd one.

I didn't mean to imply anything. It's just my ex-gf is canadian and she did not find the scene when Moss writes the email to call the fire department funny at all. As did my coworkers at that time. The ending was ok; I think they didn't know if they will make any more episodes. I also got into Black Books after a friend told me it's from the IT crowd guys. You just have to love a drunken irish man making customers leave for no reason with a megaphone.
Never heard of the show you mentioned. But I will check it out. If it's british, I'll most likely dig it. Now that I finished House of Cards, I need something new while eating :)
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Post by: billstein on February 25, 2014, 06:08:04 PM
Stomptown reminded me of Parenthood.

I try to act like I'm just watching it because my wife really likes it and being a good husband I watch it with her. But truth be told, I'm hooked. I take quite a bit of ribbing from my 21 year old son when we turn it on though.
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Post by: jtn191 on February 25, 2014, 06:19:36 PM
only Walking Dead...it feels a little stale now but they're introducing more characters
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Post by: haveyouseenhim on February 25, 2014, 07:40:43 PM
only Walking Dead...it feels a little stale now but they're introducing more characters

Yep. I'm pretty excited about the new 'mission'
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Post by: pryde on February 25, 2014, 08:13:16 PM
OK for realz me and the kids love some AT! Look forward to new episodes every week.

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Post by: alanp on February 25, 2014, 10:22:11 PM
Got halfway through Breaking Bad Season 3, and got bored. Some cool parts, but the long periods where everyone is speaking foreign and I can't understand a damn word was when my patience got seriously stretched.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: culturejam on February 25, 2014, 10:44:47 PM
Stomptown reminded me of Parenthood.

Parenthood is awesome. So is Modern Family.

Even though it was cancelled, Happy Endings was an amazing show.


And Adventure Time is totally bad ass.  8)
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Post by: Stomptown on February 25, 2014, 11:15:57 PM
Stomptown reminded me of Parenthood.

I try to act like I'm just watching it because my wife really likes it and being a good husband I watch it with her. But truth be told, I'm hooked. I take quite a bit of ribbing from my 21 year old son when we turn it on though.

Ha! I almost added that I watch it because my wife makes me. Then I realized it wasn't really true.  ;)
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: Willybomb on February 25, 2014, 11:23:58 PM
Parenthood was ok, but we actually had all those characters in our family, so while the wife was saying "it's so realistic and well written", I was saying "We have all those people here - the off the rails daughter, the son with aspbergers, the failed musician who wants to run a recording studio, the grumpy father in law - I don't need to watch this!"

Get into:
- Game On (3 seasons, long gone Brit series about some housemates - a looser, an agrophobic, and a nympho)
- Being Human (watch the Brit version.  The US version is like watching the auditions)
- Misfits (Brit series.  Rough as guts in terms of the content sometimes, but the first 2 seasons are great.  Loses a bit without Nathan and "Barry" in the later seasons)
- Lie to Me
- Metal Evolution
- Metalopocalypse
- Grand Designs.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: pickdropper on February 26, 2014, 12:54:29 AM


4) IT crowd (most awesome british TV show ever! I know that lots of you guys overseas don't like british humor, but if you do, that is a must-see)
5) Black books (same as IT crowd)


Well, I'm across the pond from the UK and I think both of those shows are fantastic.  I found Black Books after IT Crowd, but really enjoyed it as well.  I didn't think the IT Crowd series finale was quite up to the quality of the other seasons, but it was OK.  Maybe I'll like it better on the second viewing.

Are you a fan if the Mighty Boosh?  That's a bit of an odd one.

I didn't mean to imply anything. It's just my ex-gf is canadian and she did not find the scene when Moss writes the email to call the fire department funny at all. As did my coworkers at that time. The ending was ok; I think they didn't know if they will make any more episodes. I also got into Black Books after a friend told me it's from the IT crowd guys. You just have to love a drunken irish man making customers leave for no reason with a megaphone.
Never heard of the show you mentioned. But I will check it out. If it's british, I'll most likely dig it. Now that I finished House of Cards, I need something new while eating :)

Oh, I didn't take it the wrong way at all.  Just expressing my fondness for those shows.

The Might Boosh is definitely British and very weird.  It has the actor who plays Richmond on the IT Crowd.  The boss from the IT Crowd is also on it from time to time.
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Post by: raulduke on February 26, 2014, 03:27:11 AM
If you guys like British comedy you should definitely check out father ted.

Same writers as it crowd, and even better IMO.

It is a loved show over here. The guy who played ted died after the 3rd series, so they can never make anymore.

It's probably my favourite comedy show of all time.

Alan partridge is worth checking out too.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: Willybomb on February 26, 2014, 04:59:11 AM
TLDR - has anyone mentioned Mrs Brown's Boys yet?
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: catfud on March 05, 2014, 03:56:32 PM
My current watch list:

Game of Thrones (about to start Season 3)
The Walking Dead (looking forward to Season 3)
Breaking Bad (just finished this, ideal ending)
The Bridge (watching Season 2)

Raally enjoying The Bridge at the moment, the original Swedish/Danish series that is, not seen the US remake.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: Cortexturizer on March 05, 2014, 04:42:49 PM
Tried this a few nights ago...Man, this is perfect! :D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garth_Marenghi's_Darkplace

You wont regret it...
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Post by: atreidesheir on March 05, 2014, 04:50:31 PM
Game of Thrones
Vikings
Walking Dead is terrible and I still watch it.
Hannibal
American Idol - Harry Connick makes it very watchable for me.  He has my humor.
Workaholics
Bob's Burgers
bar rescue - John Taffer is cool.
Almost Human
Teen Titans
Lost Girl
Supernatural

most of these shows have short seasons so it is not as much as it seems. 

I wish Dateline would bring back that "To Catch a Predator" stuff since it was hinted at earlier.  I watch it everytime it is on even though there are only a few episodes and I have seen them all.  Especially the guy they caught twice.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: juansolo on March 05, 2014, 04:53:41 PM
Just seen The Bridge (original) season 2, followed by Braquo seasons 1&2 and Game of Thrones season 2. Need to pick up season 3 of GoT and crack on with that next.

For someone who doesn't watch TV, I do seem to watch a lot of TV programmes...
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Post by: steveperiod on March 05, 2014, 04:54:17 PM
It's been said a couple of times, but True Detective. Oh my goodness. Definitely my favorite thing on TV at the moment. If you have HBO (or access to an HBOGo account) do yourself a favor and watch that show. Really love The Americans too. As far as stuff no longer on the air, the third to last episode of Breaking Bad (Ozymandias) might be the best thing I've ever seen on TV.

I wanted to like The Walking Dead. I really, really did. Was a huge fan of the first few dozen issues of the comic but then it started to suck. The show just never grabbed me at all.
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Post by: catfud on March 05, 2014, 05:15:12 PM
Walking Dead is terrible and I still watch it.
Yep, it's the bleakest doom-laden car crash in ultra-slow motion that I've seen for ages. With zombies. So it's compelling viewing, obviously...
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Post by: Mike B. on March 05, 2014, 05:15:31 PM

It's been said a couple of times, but True Detective. Oh my goodness. Definitely my favorite thing on TV at the moment. If you have HBO (or access to an HBOGo account) do yourself a favor and watch that show.

I'll throw another endorsement out there for True Detective. It helps that Harrelson and McConoughey are top notch actors, but that is one hell of a well written and directed series.
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Post by: Haberdasher on March 05, 2014, 05:34:30 PM
there's probably not much canadian tv worth watching (sorry jacob), but they had a series a while back called Intelligence about some weed dealers that ran a strip club, and the govt agents that were investigating them.  it got canceled it after only 2 seasons, arrghhh!  i sincerely hope someone got fired over the cancellation, because that show freaking ruled.  anybody besides me ever watch it?
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Post by: stevie1556 on March 05, 2014, 06:08:41 PM
I split with my cheating ex last year (after the whole wedding was booked) and moved back to my parents. I didn't have a Sky box in my room at first so I used Netflix through my xbox. Really got into some TV shows that I'd never heard of. I loved Dexter, White Collar, Breaking Bad (stupidly slow story line but it was awesome). Just started watching The Sopranos again as I love mafia stuff, The Walking Dead (a zombi invasion will happen someday), Suits, Sons Of Anarchy, Pawn Stars, Storage Wars, How It's Made, and a few others. Generally, I just have the TV on in the back ground while I'm doing other stuff.

Quick question for the American guys, the prices they say they are going to sell the stuff they find in the storage lockers in Storage Wars, are they over inflated, or is that genuinely how much they can sell the stuff for?

Sent from my thumbs using Tapatalk!

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Post by: atreidesheir on March 05, 2014, 08:40:10 PM
generally speaking, those prices are real only if you find a wealthy motivated buyer.  real-world is usually about 25% of their quotes.  The show is scripted and the items in the storage spaces are planted.  So the financial aspect is as real as the medical part of 'House'.
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Post by: jkokura on March 05, 2014, 09:20:00 PM
there's probably not much canadian tv worth watching (sorry jacob)...

Occasionally we get super awesome shows that come out of Canada. You'd also be pretty interested to know exactly how many shows that are shot in Canada. Vancouver and Toronto get a lot of American shows/films shot there. It's cheaper you see.

Some of the best out of Canada:
Corner Gas
Degrassi (all of them)
Trailer Park Boys
Flashpoint
Kids in the Hall
Lost Girl
Vikings
The Littlest Hobo
Dragons Den (Became Shark Tank in the states)
Mr Dressup
Fraggle Rock
The Racoons
SCTV (Canadian SNL)
Today's Special
Being Erica
Due South

And of Course... Hockey Night in Canada (One of the longest running shows of all time. It started on the Radio, before there was TV, and has never taken a season off)

Jacob
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Post by: alanp on March 05, 2014, 09:42:57 PM
It's a doco series, but "Cities of the Underworld" is bloody amazing. Loved it for years, now. Shame it seems to have topped out at season 3.

"Deadliest Warrior" is interesting, but take things with a grain of salt. (A badly under-resourced general with kludged up cannons, up against someone with finely machined artillery, and the nous to use it... who wins? If you guessed the American, despite everything going against him, you'd be right!)
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Post by: raulduke on March 06, 2014, 03:51:57 AM
Another big Breaking Bad fan here. Probably the best series I've ever watched. I cannot recommend that one highly enough.

Walking Dead fan here too. Still not seen series 3 yet.

I also absolutely LOVE Game Of Thrones. Anyone who I explain it too looks at me like it has to be the most geeky show ever: 'there are rival families in a fantasy medieval world battling each other. With Dragons'

Then they watch it and realise its simply awesome  ;D

Watched the first series of Homeland too. Really great show, but I'm a bit worried they are just going to keep it running and running (could have done with resolving in the 1st series for me to be honest).

There aren't really any good British drama shows on anymore. So many good shows are coming out of the US at the moment, that we can't really compete.

For factual shows (history, culture, wildlife docs etc.) the BBC still cannot be beaten though. By anybody  ;D
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Post by: mah62 on March 06, 2014, 10:12:10 AM
Love all stuff with Graham Lineham's name on the writing: Father Ted, IT Crowd, Black Books. Raulduke, I totally agree, Father Ted is the greatest of them all. I remember the last ever episode was broadcast just two days after Dermot Morgan died. I was pissing myself, laughing at the comedy while trying to hold back the tears; very sad.

Anything by Larry David

I'm surprised no one has mentioned "Parks and Recreation", Ron Swanson is one of the funniest comic creations for a long time. "there's been a mistake: you appear to have served me the food that my food eats"!

Love the boosh, lots of in jokes and references for the benefit of musos. Howard Moon, "the greatest jazz trumpeter in Yorkshire"!
Pickdropper, If you think that is weird then you should watch "the league of gentlemen" a cross between monty python and hammer horror with a healthy dose of earthy, northern English humour in the mix. Not to everyones taste but I love it.

In a similar dark vein is "Ideal" with Johnny Vegas

also watching:

Big Bang Theory
Spaced
Phone Shop
Vic and Bob (dadaist nutjobs!)
Archer
Family Guy
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Post by: mah62 on March 06, 2014, 10:14:42 AM
.......oh and anything by Armando Ianucci!
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Post by: culturejam on March 06, 2014, 10:15:12 AM
Degrassi (all of them)

Degrassi is awesome!  ;D

One of my favorite plot arcs is the "Jay and Silent Bob Do Degrassi" 3-episode thing:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c3/Bob_DTNG_DVD.jpg)
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Post by: jkokura on March 06, 2014, 01:39:46 PM
Yeah. Kevin Smith was on the show a bunch Sorta funny really.

Also, one things Canadians should be ashamed of is that Drake came out of that Degrassi show. Sorry bout that.

Jacob
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Post by: culturejam on March 06, 2014, 02:04:40 PM
Yeah. Kevin Smith was on the show a bunch Sorta funny really.

The character Caitlin Ryan (from the original series, and then also reappearing on TNG) was Smith's inspiration for his Caitlin Bree in Clerks. He was always a massive fan of the original show.

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Also, one things Canadians should be ashamed of is that Drake came out of that Degrassi show. Sorry bout that.

I actually like Drake. I don't sit around and listen to it, but he's got a few tunes I don't mind. Plus, it's Jimmy Brooks walking again!!!  ;D
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Post by: steveperiod on March 06, 2014, 02:11:32 PM

I'm surprised no one has mentioned "Parks and Recreation", Ron Swanson is one of the funniest comic creations for a long time. "there's been a mistake: you appear to have served me the food that my food eats"!


Yes!! Parks & Rec!! That show doesn't get nearly the attention it deserves. Just about every character on that show is amazing.
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Post by: micromegas on March 13, 2014, 02:23:40 PM
Just finished "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" today (available on Netflix. Although it was intended to be a kid's serial is a must for all Star Wars lovers out there (also, I think the last episodes are way to deep for a kid to understand....)
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Post by: midwayfair on March 13, 2014, 02:26:11 PM
We just started watching 30 Rock.

Where has this been all my life?!
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Post by: jkokura on March 13, 2014, 02:28:01 PM
Monday nights I think.

Jacob
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Post by: Stomptown on March 13, 2014, 09:34:51 PM
Any fans of It' Always Sunny in Philadelphia? I can tell you this much; you'll love it or hate it! I love it...

We just started watching 30 Rock.

Where has this been all my life?!

It's so nice when you find a great show way after it comes on the air. No commercials!
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Post by: marmaliser on March 14, 2014, 01:21:02 AM
Edge of heaven is funny (itv uk)
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Post by: blearyeyes on March 14, 2014, 01:57:24 AM
Looks like a lot of people like House of cards, gotta watch season 2 and Black list...Love it...
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Post by: raulduke on March 14, 2014, 03:55:31 AM
We started watching Vikings as buffer viewing before the new GOT season  :)

However, we've got into it now and are on season 2.

It took a while for me to get into the tone/feel of the show, but once you get that they are trying to convey part of the 'real' viking way of life, it becomes really fun.


I love the fact the main character seems like he is stoned most of the time too (must be those mushrooms they pop before battle)  ;D
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Post by: TNblueshawk on March 14, 2014, 09:24:40 AM
I used to watch Bitchen Kitchen because...well...you guys know why. Not sure what happened to my girl Nadia.
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Post by: haveyouseenhim on March 16, 2014, 07:14:57 PM
In the middle of a walking dead episode right now.

WHY DO THEY ALWAYS SPLIT UP?  This isn't Scooby Doo!!!!! >:(
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Post by: jighead81 on March 17, 2014, 02:09:39 AM
The Walking dead, staying current on it. 

Just finished Dexter on netflix, and started LOST a few days ago.  I couldn't hang with LOST back when it was on TV, but I can watch all I want now :)


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Post by: Tremster on March 17, 2014, 04:14:53 AM
I have never watched The Wire before. Have started this past weekend and have all seasons at home.
Oh dear, I won't be building much in the coming weeks.
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Post by: raulduke on May 21, 2014, 04:05:24 AM
Anyone else catch Vikings season 2?

Ragnar is a bad ass extraordinaire!
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Post by: micromegas on May 21, 2014, 04:10:35 AM
Anyone else catch Vikings season 2?

Ragnar is a bad ass extraordinaire!
yep. Too much twists in the story in the last chapters....
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Post by: jubal81 on May 21, 2014, 06:34:24 AM
Anyone else catch Vikings season 2?

Ragnar is a bad ass extraordinaire!

Dig this show a lot, but I'm getting a bit worn out with the 'Who's going to betray Ragnar now?' routine.
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Post by: flanagan0718 on May 21, 2014, 07:08:22 AM
I have never watched The Wire before. Have started this past weekend and have all seasons at home.
Oh dear, I won't be building much in the coming weeks.

The Wire is one of my favorites! I'm watching Season 2 of Hannibal right now. One episode left!

Any fans of It' Always Sunny in Philadelphia? I can tell you this much; you'll love it or hate it! I love it...

I LOVE Sunny! That show kills me. one of my favorite scenes is when Charlie and Frank think to get the cat out of the wall they need to put more cats in.
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Post by: GermanCdn on May 21, 2014, 07:26:16 AM
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Yeah, I never watched Archer until I saw this post and figured it would make a good Netflix binge watch weekend.  Four seasons in a day and a half later.....

Greatest.  Cartoon.  Ever.

Phrasing!  (wait, seriously, are we not doing phrasing anymore?)
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Post by: Willybomb on May 21, 2014, 08:50:48 AM
Just on the cartoon thing:

Metalopocalypse.

/end thread.
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Post by: peterc on May 21, 2014, 09:36:56 AM
UK series:

Broad church
White chapel
Law and order uk
Silk
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Post by: Muadzin on May 21, 2014, 10:12:10 AM
With a complete lack of decent sci-fi shows I've pretty much stopped following any TV shows. I'm also gone 4 evenings a week which further diminishes my TV viewing. I usually just switch on either Comedy Central or the Discovery Channel/National Geographic. I do like them Hillbilly reality shows though. Love them Hillbilly accents.
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Post by: madbean on May 21, 2014, 10:15:19 AM
New season of Louie! My favorite comedian for a while. He church.
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Post by: upthepunxxx on May 21, 2014, 10:17:36 AM
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Post by: jkokura on May 21, 2014, 10:58:19 AM
Finished the last episode of the "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D show last night. Makes me glad there's gonna be a second. It's pretty hokey sometimes, but I enjoyed it.

Jacob
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Post by: GermanCdn on May 21, 2014, 11:02:25 AM
You know what was really good (and won't be returning, because apparently me and Bonnie were the only two watching it) - Surviving Jack.  Now, admittedly, I probably found it funny because it was about teenagers growing up in the pre-grunge 90s.  Christopher Meloni was hilarious.
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Post by: playpunk on May 21, 2014, 11:10:32 AM
I've been watching Parks & Rec. It is hot-dog comedy - easy to watch, and funny enough.
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Post by: atreidesheir on May 21, 2014, 03:05:09 PM
surviving jack was pretty good.  watched it on huluplus.  Watching Arrow.  not bad.
still watch supernatural.  Clone Wars on Netflix is a beast.  My son and I watch it every night before bed. 
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Post by: jubal81 on May 21, 2014, 03:32:44 PM
New season of Louie! My favorite comedian for a while. He church.

+1
One of the best things on TV. Louie has total control over the final product and it really is art. HBOgo put up the old Lucky Louie episodes, which are really great, too.
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Post by: LaceSensor on May 21, 2014, 04:47:40 PM
I started Homeland S1
Its pretty awesome
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Post by: jtn191 on May 21, 2014, 06:14:40 PM
Love Louie!
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Post by: brucer on May 21, 2014, 08:12:13 PM
I also don't watch a ton of TV (and usually get sucked into any and all late night action movie reruns when I do ... think Matrix, Die Hard, Arnie, Transporter, 007, etc), but some of the better choices I've made:

The Fall (BBC)
Broadchurch (BBC)
Sherlock (BBC)
Game of Thrones
Boardwalk Empire
Walking Dead
The Wire
Homeland
The Bridge (Swedish/Danish)
The Killing (Danish)
Spiral (French)
Wallander (BBC)

... and then there's 24 ... ridiculous, okay, but I just can't shake it!
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Post by: irmcdermott on May 21, 2014, 09:24:51 PM
We just started watching Chuck on Netflix. Love it.

We got hooked on Arrow, looking forward to The Flash.
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Post by: wgc on May 21, 2014, 09:29:49 PM
True Detective.  Just finished over the weekend.  Awesome.

Continuum, Season 3.  A little "meh" this season so far up until ep 7...

GOT. 
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Post by: destro on June 06, 2014, 10:38:53 AM
Just finished up True Detective and Hannibal Season 2. A very dark, psychological viewing experience. 
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Post by: gtr2 on June 06, 2014, 11:16:42 AM
We got hooked on Arrow, looking forward to The Flash.

We started watching that too.

Continuum, Season 3.  A little "meh" this season so far up until ep 7...
Saw season 1 and 2 on netflix...was a little disappointed on the season 2 finale based on where it looked like it was going...I guess I'll have to wait until the season is over till they put season 3 on netflix...
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Post by: peAk on June 06, 2014, 05:45:49 PM
Fargo

Only three in, no spoilers please!!!
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Post by: Matt on June 06, 2014, 06:22:55 PM
Perry Mason. Yup old black and white tv. It's kinda refreshing to not be blasted by bright colors. And it's funny to see everyone smoking
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Post by: atreidesheir on June 06, 2014, 07:53:57 PM
I started watching a little show called "I want to marry Harry" on Hulu.  12 American girls are on a reality bachelor type show and the bachelor looks like Prince Harry.  The man and the show never tell the girls his identity, the girls are just led to deduce it is Harry.  The guy really does have an uncanny resemblance to the prince and the girls stir themselves into knots making linkages between their situation and Prince Harry.

It is fun television whether scripted or not.
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Post by: atreidesheir on June 08, 2014, 02:48:33 PM
What's up POOCHIES !?
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Post by: mmlee on June 08, 2014, 03:12:17 PM
Because of this forum I have burned through the first couple series' of Archer.
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Post by: flanagan0718 on September 05, 2014, 04:30:48 PM
THREAD REVIVAL!!!!

Shows I am currently enjoying:

Rectify : Sundance channel : great show
The Killing : Netflix : it's ok nothing special
The Leftovers : HBO : Great Show!
Grey's Anatonmy : Netflix : watching with the wife. It's ok.


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Post by: selfdestroyer on September 05, 2014, 07:35:24 PM
Here is my list:

The Killing: Just finished this season, It was pretty good but not as good as the first case.
The Knick: I am hooked so far. I really dig Clive Owen's acting also.
The Leftovers: Keeps me guessing and I love that.
Drunk History: Just cause.

Side note, I also re-watched True Detectives and I picked up on a few things I missed the first round. I really enjoyed it and look forward to the new season, even though it will be a new cast.

Cody
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Post by: wgc on September 05, 2014, 07:48:14 PM
Watching the leftovers too. Didn't like it much at first but it's getting really interesting.

Saw the first episode of the knick, liked it a lot but don't have Cinemax, will catch it on netflix for sure, I hope.

Bummed about continuum s3 overall, hoping for better next season.

Haven't had much time for anything else, still have house of cards 2nd half to watch.
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Post by: chuckbuick on September 05, 2014, 08:06:48 PM
I've been enjoying Leftovers.  I want to party with Nora Durst.

I recently watched a show called Zen (BBC, I think) on Amazon Prime.  Cool detective show set in Italy.  I found all the characters to be likeable and the episodes played more like mini-movies.

My current favorite is Ray Donovan.  Ray get's shit done.  Jon Voight is great as Mickey Donovan, too.
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Post by: culturejam on September 05, 2014, 08:35:42 PM
Just started watching season 1 of Trailerpark Boys, after years of people telling me I needed to check it out.

Also about 5 episodes in to True Detective. Got the wife watching it. :)
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Post by: Shrtyska9 on September 05, 2014, 08:53:45 PM
Just started watching season 1 of Trailerpark Boys, after years of people telling me I needed to check it out.

Also about 5 episodes in to True Detective. Got the wife watching it. :)

Trailer Park Boys is great if you enjoy stoner comedy. I'm watching the new season right now.
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Post by: culturejam on September 05, 2014, 09:21:53 PM
^^ The first season is delightfully terrible.  ;D
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Post by: Shrtyska9 on September 05, 2014, 09:25:54 PM
^^ The first season is delightfully terrible.  ;D

Yeah it is. The original movie that predates the show is even worse. Lol
Then there is The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour. That's a whole other world of craziness.
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Post by: stevie1556 on September 06, 2014, 03:22:58 AM
All The Walking Dead again, ready for season 5! And about to start the new season of Suits.
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Post by: m-Kresol on September 06, 2014, 04:13:49 AM
I can really recommend "Fargo". Martin Freeman did a great job there
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Post by: Shrtyska9 on September 06, 2014, 11:10:33 AM
All The Walking Dead again, ready for season 5! And about to start the new season of Suits.

Its about time. I have been ready since season 4 ended. Apparently AMC has ordered a pilot for another show set in the walking dead universe. Should be interesting.
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Post by: flanagan0718 on September 06, 2014, 12:17:50 PM

All The Walking Dead again, ready for season 5! And about to start the new season of Suits.

Its about time. I have been ready since season 4 ended. Apparently AMC has ordered a pilot for another show set in the walking dead universe. Should be interesting.
The new show will probably be about the governor. That's what his spin off graphic novel was. The new season of walking dead will be either a revival or a coffin nail for me. I read the GNs years ago and I'm not thrilled with the direction Kirkman went in. But to each their own.


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Post by: Shrtyska9 on September 06, 2014, 01:33:33 PM

All The Walking Dead again, ready for season 5! And about to start the new season of Suits.

Its about time. I have been ready since season 4 ended. Apparently AMC has ordered a pilot for another show set in the walking dead universe. Should be interesting.
The new show will probably be about the governor. That's what his spin off graphic novel was. The new season of walking dead will be either a revival or a coffin nail for me. I read the GNs years ago and I'm not thrilled with the direction Kirkman went in. But to each their own.


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Yeah I could see how the deviation from the books would bother you. I'm still working on the books but am thoroughly enjoying them so far.
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Post by: flanagan0718 on September 06, 2014, 01:35:56 PM
They are fantastic! I found myself not calling it TWD but "That Zombie Show" and that made me like it more.


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Post by: culturejam on September 06, 2014, 02:28:57 PM
Season 4 of Walking Dead went off the rails for me. I'm not sure if I'll bother watching Season 5. I don't especially care for The Governor.
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Post by: selfdestroyer on September 06, 2014, 03:25:55 PM
Season 4 of Walking Dead went off the rails for me. I'm not sure if I'll bother watching Season 5. I don't especially care for The Governor.

Agreed.. it was a shame. I hate his character and was excited to think they killed him off.. then he was back.

Cody
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Post by: flanagan0718 on September 06, 2014, 10:49:45 PM
Season 4 of Walking Dead went off the rails for me. I'm not sure if I'll bother watching Season 5. I don't especially care for The Governor.

Agreed.. it was a shame. I hate his character and was excited to think they killed him off.. then he was back.

Cody
That was how I felt when I was reading the GNs. Then I found he had a whole GN devoted to that d-bag. Kind of gave up on KirkMan.

-Anyone else excited for Gotham (if we are on yje comic subject).
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Post by: dont-tase-me-bro on September 06, 2014, 11:20:22 PM
Walking dead got kind of lame, but I think it has the chance to come back.  The governor sucked, the scientist with the mullet needs to go away
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Post by: raulduke on September 07, 2014, 03:43:15 AM
Finished watching true detective which was awesome. I loved how dark the whole thing was.

Nothing like The standard detective shows.

I would actually consider Matthew mcconghaey (or however you spell it!) a decent actor now :) !
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Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on September 07, 2014, 10:14:23 AM
Everything is a moot point until The Black List starts again....  8)


Honorable mention for True Detective. Just started watching with the wife. Hope it gets better though... so far I'm 2 episodes in and hanging by a thread  :o
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Post by: raulduke on September 07, 2014, 02:26:20 PM
It gets a LOT better, takes off and gets more and more awesome IMO.

Worth sticking with!
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Post by: juansolo on September 07, 2014, 03:54:42 PM
About to lay into Braquo Season 3. Really looking forward to it. The first two were awesome.
In Anime terms I've got the second half of Steins Gate to watch too. Shit's just got real there and there's been a real tonal shift. Cracking show so far.
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Post by: flanagan0718 on September 07, 2014, 08:27:05 PM
About to lay into Braquo Season 3. Really looking forward to it. The first two were awesome.
In Anime terms I've got the second half of Steins Gate to watch too. Shit's just got real there and there's been a real tonal shift. Cracking show so far.
I haven't seen any Anime in a while. The last one I saw was Full Metal Alchemist. It was very good
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Post by: raulduke on September 08, 2014, 04:37:31 AM
Slightly off topic, but do any of you guys have the same problem as me when trying to watch series with the Mrs: her falling asleep?

Anything we try to watch on the TV together is invariably made out of sync between us by her falling asleep ten minutes into it ;D

It's kind of cute, but also kind of infuriating at the same time  :D

And before anyone cracks the joke; no she doesn't fall asleep during any other shared activities at home with me (not yet anyway, we've only been married a year!)  ;D
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Post by: marmaliser on September 08, 2014, 04:44:24 AM
YES - My Missus always falls asleep during NCIS and The Mimic

Currently enjoying the second season of Cuckoo
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Post by: drolo on September 08, 2014, 07:11:56 AM
I haven't been watching TV lately (years actually) except for an occasional movie.
But recently I have been enjoying Portlandia for a bit of light entertainment. Quite funny and there are often guests from the music world, Jeff Tweedy, Josh Homme, J Mascis, Eddie Vedder, Annie Clarke ...
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Post by: juansolo on September 08, 2014, 08:24:50 AM
About to lay into Braquo Season 3. Really looking forward to it. The first two were awesome.
In Anime terms I've got the second half of Steins Gate to watch too. Shit's just got real there and there's been a real tonal shift. Cracking show so far.
I haven't seen any Anime in a while. The last one I saw was Full Metal Alchemist. It was very good

Always been a fan of Anime since being a kid. Some great stuff out there.
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Post by: stevie1556 on September 08, 2014, 09:13:59 AM
Is he really going to be in a spin off series (The Governer). I've nearly finished series 4, and I thought he was going to be a changed man and that, and then he went back to his old ways! So far, I've really enjoyed season 4.

Also, the last series of Sons Of Anarchy is about to start, one of the best shows I've ever seen!
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Post by: Shrtyska9 on September 08, 2014, 09:24:13 AM
Is he really going to be in a spin off series (The Governer). I've nearly finished series 4, and I thought he was going to be a changed man and that, and then he went back to his old ways! So far, I've really enjoyed season 4.

Also, the last series of Sons Of Anarchy is about to start, one of the best shows I've ever seen!

I don't think they are going to do a governor spin off. The companion show as they are calling it is supposed to take place outside of Georgia. So who knows could be in another state could be another country but same zombie infested universe.
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Post by: culturejam on September 08, 2014, 10:31:01 AM
Also, the last series of Sons Of Anarchy is about to start, one of the best shows I've ever seen!

I'm a fan as well, but I have my doubts about this last season. I'll watch it for the sake of closure, but I don't have high hopes. The last season sort of went off the rails (in my view).
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Post by: GermanCdn on September 08, 2014, 11:29:29 AM
Also, the last series of Sons Of Anarchy is about to start, one of the best shows I've ever seen!

I'm a fan as well, but I have my doubts about this last season. I'll watch it for the sake of closure, but I don't have high hopes. The last season sort of went off the rails (in my view).

Last season was kind of cathartic (Clay had to die), surprised they killed Tara off.  This season's going to be predictable - everyone dies (pretty much the way Kurt ended The Shield).  I don't know how they're going to stretch Jax killing Gemma for the entire season, but they managed to stretch the Clay ending for like 5 seasons.  Somehow they'll be a tie back to the prequel series that's rumoured to be coming (if it turns out that the entire thing's been a dream that Jax's dad had which pushed him to then try to get the club to go legit, it wouldn't surprise me, though it would be a disappointment).
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Post by: culturejam on September 08, 2014, 12:03:44 PM
Last season was kind of cathartic (Clay had to die), surprised they killed Tara off.  This season's going to be predictable - everyone dies (pretty much the way Kurt ended The Shield).  I don't know how they're going to stretch Jax killing Gemma for the entire season, but they managed to stretch the Clay ending for like 5 seasons.  Somehow they'll be a tie back to the prequel series that's rumoured to be coming (if it turns out that the entire thing's been a dream that Jax's dad had which pushed him to then try to get the club to go legit, it wouldn't surprise me, though it would be a disappointment).

I think a prequel would be cool. I'd love to see how John T and Piney got the club going.  ;D
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Post by: GermanCdn on September 08, 2014, 01:14:17 PM

I think a prequel would be cool. I'd love to see how John T and Piney got the club going.  ;D

Looks like it's a go. 

http://www.nerdcoremovement.com/kurt-sutter-teases-sons-anarchy-prequel-miniseries-book/
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Post by: culturejam on September 08, 2014, 02:14:06 PM
Score!
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Post by: davent on September 08, 2014, 06:31:05 PM
Slightly off topic, but do any of you guys have the same problem as me when trying to watch series with the Mrs: her falling asleep?

Anything we try to watch on the TV together is invariably made out of sync between us by her falling asleep ten minutes into it ;D

It's kind of cute, but also kind of infuriating at the same time  :D

And before anyone cracks the joke; no she doesn't fall asleep during any other shared activities at home with me (not yet anyway, we've only been married a year!)  ;D

Only thing i can manage to sit through are music doc's and my wifes dead in the water in no time... when they're over she's, "that was really good!"
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Post by: Muadzin on September 09, 2014, 06:59:11 AM
The last TV series I really followed was the new Battlestar Galactica. And that ended really well. As in not at all. After that I more or less stopped really watching television shows. I got so busy I was away most evenings anyway. Everybody kept saying I should watch Game of Thrones, it's just the thing for me, but I just no longer have the time to get into a new TV series.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: Justus on September 09, 2014, 01:43:41 PM
My wife likes the semi-reality singing shows...  American Idol (not as much), The Voice (better talent) and Glee (not reality at all).  She also likes The Bachelor/ette.  So I watch those with her sometimes, but mostly she just watches them when I'm not home or when I'm doing something else in the evening.

I like Arrow, Game of Thrones, Vikings, and NFL Football.  I also watch The League occasionally.  Most of those I watch when my wife isn't around or when she's doing something else.  Though I think I'm going to introduce her to Arrow pretty soon.  I think she'll like it.

The shows we watch together are The Big Bang Theory, Nashville and The Blacklist.

All of our shows are DVR'd so we can watch them at our leisure, and ffwd through commercials.  This works out well because we're still finishing up last season's runs of many of the shows, and the new seasons are just about ready to begin.  Speaking of new seasons, Gotham looks interesting...
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: culturejam on September 09, 2014, 01:47:17 PM
On the reality side of things, we've been watching a lot of naked stuff lately. Naked and Afraid is a great show. Not sure how real it is, but it seems semi-legit. Naked Dating is drama-fueled garbage, but it's a guilty pleasure.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: raulduke on September 22, 2014, 03:10:18 AM
Just finished Boardwalk Empire Season 4 (yeah I know I am behind, but I refuse to pay for Sky).

The ending actually brought a tear to my eye (I love that character).

Overall another great season, but not quite up there with 2+3 (2 was the best for me).

I'm looking forward to seeing how Season 5 pans out. I also hope there will be a lot more Van Alden  :)
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: stevie1556 on September 22, 2014, 03:42:39 AM


On the reality side of things, we've been watching a lot of naked stuff lately. Naked and Afraid is a great show. Not sure how real it is, but it seems semi-legit.

That is a great show! Bear Grylls makes it look easy, that show makes me think I would last about 30 minutes! There was one guy, about 6 months after filming, was still really ill with about 3 or 4 serious things. Can't remember which episode (I've only seen a handful) but he got carried out half way though and the women finished and she was the record holder for spending most days on her own and finishing, but the before and after pictures of them does make me think it is real.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: m-Kresol on September 22, 2014, 06:25:06 AM
I've just noticed that Bate's Motel already got a second season. Really dig the atmosphere of that series.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on September 22, 2014, 06:54:06 AM
Red Reddington is back TONIGHT! Wife and I are geeked!!! (Blacklist)
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: Haberdasher on September 22, 2014, 07:26:09 AM
i haven't really been watching anything lately, but i suppose i'll start on the blacklist again.

i did start watching a bbc show called utopia a few weeks ago.  i've only seen the 1st 2 episodes at this point, but it seems interesting.  sort of violent & quirky.  i might pick that up again at some point.

on another note, i'm not too excited to see colin farrell cast as the lead in the 2nd season of true detective.  i've never been a fan of his, but maybe the show itself will be good enough to overlook how utterly boring he is, lol.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: raulduke on September 22, 2014, 07:32:14 AM
i haven't really been watching anything lately, but i suppose i'll start on the blacklist again.

i did start watching a bbc show called utopia a few weeks ago.  i've only seen the 1st 2 episodes at this point, but it seems interesting.  sort of violent & quirky.  i might pick that up again at some point.

on another note, i'm not too excited to see colin farrell cast as the lead in the 2nd season of true detective.  i've never been a fan of his, but maybe the show itself will be good enough to overlook how utterly boring he is, lol.

Have you seen In Bruges?

If you haven't then watch it. It's awesome. It may change your opinion of him.

If you have seen it well.... there aren't that many films he's in that are good thinking about it (exc. minority report)  ;D
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: drolo on September 22, 2014, 07:39:11 AM
Have you seen In Bruges?

If you haven't then watch it. It's awesome. It may change your opinion of him.

If you have seen it well.... there aren't that many films he's in that are good thinking about it (exc. minority report)  ;D

"The New Wolrd" from Terrence Malick wasn't bad. I like Malick films in general :-)
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: raulduke on September 22, 2014, 07:41:40 AM
Have you seen In Bruges?

If you haven't then watch it. It's awesome. It may change your opinion of him.

If you have seen it well.... there aren't that many films he's in that are good thinking about it (exc. minority report)  ;D

"The New Wolrd" from Terrence Malick wasn't bad. I like Malick films in general :-)
True it is an ok film.

But actors and dialogue are not Terence Malick's priorities. Shooting long scenes of trees and wildlife on the other hand...  ;D
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: drolo on September 22, 2014, 07:44:37 AM
True, let's say he was good at not standing in the way of the landscapes too much :-D
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: GermanCdn on September 22, 2014, 08:17:10 AM
I've fallen into a couple of shows on NetFlix over the summer

The Killing - pretty sure it's done now, but it was pretty well written and enjoyable to watch.  Constructed similarly (not in storyline, but the way they strung it together) to the first season of 24, where it's written in such a fashion as the season ender could very well be the series ender and there'd be no drop off.  Starting Season 3 tonight.

Bojack Horseman.  Dumb, just really dumb.  But Will Arnett is funny in pretty much whatever he does, and his character reminds me of a lot of people I work with.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: Haberdasher on September 22, 2014, 08:23:08 AM
i haven't really been watching anything lately, but i suppose i'll start on the blacklist again.

i did start watching a bbc show called utopia a few weeks ago.  i've only seen the 1st 2 episodes at this point, but it seems interesting.  sort of violent & quirky.  i might pick that up again at some point.

on another note, i'm not too excited to see colin farrell cast as the lead in the 2nd season of true detective.  i've never been a fan of his, but maybe the show itself will be good enough to overlook how utterly boring he is, lol.

Have you seen In Bruges?

If you haven't then watch it. It's awesome. It may change your opinion of him.

If you have seen it well.... there aren't that many films he's in that are good thinking about it (exc. minority report)  ;D
no, i have not seen in bruges.  iirc, i almost netflixed it back when i was a member, but a friend told me not to bother.  hmm, perhaps i got bad advice.  i'll see if i can check it out.

i didn't even remember he was in minority report lol.  i haven't seen that since it was new in theater.  seems like a long time ago now.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: raulduke on September 22, 2014, 08:25:20 AM
Sorry but your friend is wrong ;)

In Bruges is awesome.

It even has Brendan Gleason and peter dinklage in it for extra added awesome points.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: micromegas on September 22, 2014, 08:45:33 AM
Sorry but your friend is wrong ;)

In Bruges is awesome.

It even has Brendan Gleason and peter dinklage in it for extra added awesome points.

awesome indeed, but Dinklage wasn't there, it was Jordan Prentice
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: raulduke on September 22, 2014, 08:46:53 AM
Sorry but your friend is wrong ;)

In Bruges is awesome.

It even has Brendan Gleason and peter dinklage in it for extra added awesome points.

awesome indeed, but Dinklage wasn't there, it was Jordan Prentice

Oops... That's embarrassing!
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: Haberdasher on September 22, 2014, 09:10:04 AM
Sorry but your friend is wrong ;)
it wouldn't be the first time, trust me Į\_(シ)_/Į
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: Haberdasher on September 22, 2014, 08:12:58 PM
ok, i found a like-new dvd of In Bruges on ebay for $4 delivered.  can't wait to see it!
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: Cortexturizer on September 23, 2014, 02:17:54 AM
You won't be disappointed.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: Haberdasher on September 23, 2014, 07:50:22 AM
You won't be disappointed.
thanks man, looking forward to it.
hope i didn't jack the tv thread.  back to your regularly scheduled programming...
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: jkokura on September 23, 2014, 09:43:19 AM
I'm looking forward to return of:

The Blacklist
The Mentalist (really revitalized show after last season)
Brooklyn Nine Nine (brilliant comedy. It's good when an episode can be rewatched, and I've watched many 3-4 times)
Arrow
Grimm

I'm probably going to try and watch the new:
Gotham
Flash

Jacob
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: Shrtyska9 on September 29, 2014, 11:40:30 AM
So the latest word on the Walking Dead spin off is that it will take place in the very beginning when the epidemic is trying to be contained. Almost a prequel with different characters.

Richard

Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: juansolo on September 30, 2014, 03:40:49 AM
A Touch of Cloth. Think police proceedurals ran though an Airplane filter with a translation then to British sensibilities. It's taking the piss out of both UK ones (A touch of Frost and the like) and US (CSI, etc). Very silly and made me laugh out loud a lot (Touching cloth is British slang, I expect some of it might go over peoples heads). They made three of them that were two parters. On DVD they're put together as three separate mini-films.

Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: peterc on September 30, 2014, 05:54:57 AM
We really like UK series and are watching Case  Histories at the moment

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1748888/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Peter
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: Haberdasher on September 30, 2014, 07:36:09 AM
i finished watching season 1 of the brit show utopia (not the thing on fox).  interesting enough to keep watching imho.

i saw the first episode of gotham.  i've never been much of a comics fan in my life but i've always found batman to be better than most.  it looks to me like they're doing a fantastic job with this show and i will keep watching.  i think they nailed the casting!
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: flanagan0718 on September 30, 2014, 07:48:25 AM
Watching:
The Strain: Officially done after this weeks episode. Guillermo, you have dissapointed me for the first time :'(
The X-Files: Love this show. I feel like I watch the whole series every 3 years or so.
Gotham: So far so good only 1 episode in tho

Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: Scruffie on September 30, 2014, 07:57:18 AM
Watching:
The Strain: Officially done after this weeks episode. Guillermo, you have dissapointed me for the first time :'(
Damn, was going to start watching that one with my girlfriend tonight, we tried True Detective last night and both fell asleep half way through episode one... obviously that's not giving it a huge chance but, when does it start to get good? After hearing so much about it was expecting something a bit more gripping, so far Fargo seemed better.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: flanagan0718 on September 30, 2014, 08:14:02 AM
Watching:
The Strain: Officially done after this weeks episode. Guillermo, you have dissapointed me for the first time :'(
Damn, was going to start watching that one with my girlfriend tonight, we tried True Detective last night and both fell asleep half way through episode one... obviously that's not giving it a huge chance but, when does it start to get good? After hearing so much about it was expecting something a bit more gripping, so far Fargo seemed better.

I Loved True Detective! The 1st episode was sluggish tho. The Strain was...well it was (for me at least) very poorly executed. good writing, then bad writing, then coincidence after coincidence had me saying really...REALLY. IDK you might like it i'd say give it a try. I usually have a strong opinion when it comes to horror stuff.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: Scruffie on September 30, 2014, 11:51:41 PM
Watching:
The Strain: Officially done after this weeks episode. Guillermo, you have dissapointed me for the first time :'(
Damn, was going to start watching that one with my girlfriend tonight, we tried True Detective last night and both fell asleep half way through episode one... obviously that's not giving it a huge chance but, when does it start to get good? After hearing so much about it was expecting something a bit more gripping, so far Fargo seemed better.

I Loved True Detective! The 1st episode was sluggish tho. The Strain was...well it was (for me at least) very poorly executed. good writing, then bad writing, then coincidence after coincidence had me saying really...REALLY. IDK you might like it i'd say give it a try. I usually have a strong opinion when it comes to horror stuff.
Watched some of the first episode of The Strain last night (got distracted for 20 minutes of it) while I didn't think it was great, with some of the acting and writing seeming a bit hammy to me (and perhaps just me but a feeling the budget was being stretched too far at points so some things seemed to suffer and look a bit... tacky) it was a bit more enticing and easier to watch, got me intrigued at least to watch the next couple of episodes to see how it goes.

I'll probably revisit True Detective when i'm on my own, Wood Harrelson gives it some bonus points for a second shot.

What's the verdict on American Horror Story? Heard a lot about that but know almost nothing of it so we might try that tonight... or am I making a huge mistake haha.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: flanagan0718 on October 01, 2014, 12:00:52 AM

Watching:
The Strain: Officially done after this weeks episode. Guillermo, you have dissapointed me for the first time :'(
Damn, was going to start watching that one with my girlfriend tonight, we tried True Detective last night and both fell asleep half way through episode one... obviously that's not giving it a huge chance but, when does it start to get good? After hearing so much about it was expecting something a bit more gripping, so far Fargo seemed better.

I Loved True Detective! The 1st episode was sluggish tho. The Strain was...well it was (for me at least) very poorly executed. good writing, then bad writing, then coincidence after coincidence had me saying really...REALLY. IDK you might like it i'd say give it a try. I usually have a strong opinion when it comes to horror stuff.
Watched some of the first episode of The Strain last night (got distracted for 20 minutes of it) while I didn't think it was great, with some of the acting and writing seeming a bit hammy to me (and perhaps just me but a feeling the budget was being stretched too far at points so some things seemed to suffer and look a bit... tacky) it was a bit more enticing and easier to watch, got me intrigued at least to watch the next couple of episodes to see how it goes.

I'll probably revisit True Detective when i'm on my own, Wood Harrelson gives it some bonus points for a second shot.

What's the verdict on American Horror Story? Heard a lot about that but know almost nothing of it so we might try that tonight... or am I making a huge mistake haha.
Haven't given American horror story a try yet...let me know what you think!


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Post by: Shrtyska9 on October 01, 2014, 12:35:03 AM
The first season of American Horror Story is ok IMO. It seemed like the cheesy reenactments on those ghost story shows. The second season was better but still not great. I'd say its worth watching once but I could see myself watching it more than that.

Richard

Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: Scruffie on October 01, 2014, 03:33:06 AM

Watching:
The Strain: Officially done after this weeks episode. Guillermo, you have dissapointed me for the first time :'(
Damn, was going to start watching that one with my girlfriend tonight, we tried True Detective last night and both fell asleep half way through episode one... obviously that's not giving it a huge chance but, when does it start to get good? After hearing so much about it was expecting something a bit more gripping, so far Fargo seemed better.

I Loved True Detective! The 1st episode was sluggish tho. The Strain was...well it was (for me at least) very poorly executed. good writing, then bad writing, then coincidence after coincidence had me saying really...REALLY. IDK you might like it i'd say give it a try. I usually have a strong opinion when it comes to horror stuff.
Watched some of the first episode of The Strain last night (got distracted for 20 minutes of it) while I didn't think it was great, with some of the acting and writing seeming a bit hammy to me (and perhaps just me but a feeling the budget was being stretched too far at points so some things seemed to suffer and look a bit... tacky) it was a bit more enticing and easier to watch, got me intrigued at least to watch the next couple of episodes to see how it goes.

I'll probably revisit True Detective when i'm on my own, Wood Harrelson gives it some bonus points for a second shot.

What's the verdict on American Horror Story? Heard a lot about that but know almost nothing of it so we might try that tonight... or am I making a huge mistake haha.
Haven't given American horror story a try yet...let me know what you think!


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Just watched the first episode, not bad! Dig drag a little at points and some of it was just downright odd but acting and production was pretty solid and it had a decent atmosphere. Not a classic but the feel of a half decent ghost story modern horror film, i'd watch it over one of the paranormal activity films.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: Scruffie on October 04, 2014, 03:45:29 AM
Having now finished the first season of American Horror Story... my verdict is very odd and very fucked up, so if that's your thing!

Now started The Leftovers... bit jesusy feeling (and being by the guy that did lost that could become an issue real quick if there's some soppy slow-mo ending in a church) but interested to find out what exactly is actually going on with all the different character arch's. Not something i'd be dying to watch week after week but for binging it serves a purpose and is respectable, Christopher Eccleston is very good in it too IMO.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: wgc on October 04, 2014, 07:59:35 AM
American horror story is on my list, looks like a big investment, so keep us posted!

Touch of cloth looks great, though I'll have to watch with subtitles. Ironic , no?

What does touch of cloth mean?
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: ggarms on October 04, 2014, 11:29:45 AM
THE KNICK-Plus, Cliff Martinez does the soundtrack, and it is amazing. The juxtaposition of super sweet electronic music and turn of the century operating theatre madness is so cool
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: juansolo on October 04, 2014, 11:51:33 AM
American horror story is on my list, looks like a big investment, so keep us posted!

Touch of cloth looks great, though I'll have to watch with subtitles. Ironic , no?

What does touch of cloth mean?

From the Urban Dictionary:

Touching cloth

A saying that is used when someone has waited FAR too long to have a shit. It
verbalises the possible condition that the lead end of a shit has protruded beyond the opening of the anus and has made contact with their undergarment.

I need to find a bathroom right now.. I'm TOUCHING CLOTH


See also, Turtles Head...

Though it actually originates from the UK comic Viz (certainly the first time I came across it) from the strip Fat Slags.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: jubal81 on October 04, 2014, 11:58:39 AM
THE KNICK-Plus, Cliff Martinez does the soundtrack, and it is amazing. The juxtaposition of super sweet electronic music and turn of the century operating theatre madness is so cool


Yeah, I opened this thread to post The Knick. I just caught up and it's pretty good. There's not a lot of plot, but the whole vibe is really interesting and the acting and artwork is great.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: torg on October 04, 2014, 12:08:34 PM
I'm totally addicted to TWD. Season 5th starts 12.10. Many months passed so I'm really excited

Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: wgc on October 04, 2014, 12:35:23 PM
Thx Juan.  :o
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: culturejam on October 04, 2014, 01:21:54 PM
I just watched the first episode of Peaky Blinders last night. I'm digging it, although is it possible my American ears are hearing Sam Neil doing a slightly too exaggerated Irish accent? I mean, he was born in Ireland, but I swear his accent in this show sounds like he's trying.
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Post by: selfdestroyer on October 04, 2014, 01:48:10 PM
I am still loving The Knick and my mother just got me hooked on Broadchurch since her and I were fans of The Killing. I am really enjoying the case shows that are one case per season. Just gives them plenty of time for char development. Have not been impressed with the first to episodes of South Park..

Cody
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: destro on October 05, 2014, 05:22:11 PM
Gonna give Peaky a shot, but been digging on the Blacklist lately. I didn't think I'd like it from the previews, but it's pretty good!
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: raulduke on October 06, 2014, 02:45:07 AM
I've heard Peaky Blinders is pretty decent. Cillian Murphy is a really good actor.

I do have an aversion to UK drama though.

When I watch US stuff like TWD, GOT, Boardwalk Empire, True Detective etc. it makes me think how far our own drama has to go to catch up with that kind of quality.

There isn't the budget at the BBC though to be fair.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: Scruffie on October 06, 2014, 03:04:07 AM
The Strain was...well it was (for me at least) very poorly executed. good writing, then bad writing, then coincidence after coincidence had me saying really...REALLY. IDK you might like it i'd say give it a try. I usually have a strong opinion when it comes to horror stuff.
See what you meant now, got to episode 8 and... yeah that's far enough.

I've heard Peaky Blinders is pretty decent. Cillian Murphy is a really good actor.

I do have an aversion to UK drama though.

When I watch US stuff like TWD, GOT, Boardwalk Empire, True Detective etc. it makes me think how far our own drama has to go to catch up with that kind of quality.

There isn't the budget at the BBC though to be fair.
Exactly my feelings so I usually turn to the US... on the plus side though, they poach a lot of our actors anyway.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: juansolo on October 06, 2014, 04:39:19 AM
I've heard Peaky Blinders is pretty decent. Cillian Murphy is a really good actor.

I do have an aversion to UK drama though.

When I watch US stuff like TWD, GOT, Boardwalk Empire, True Detective etc. it makes me think how far our own drama has to go to catch up with that kind of quality.

There isn't the budget at the BBC though to be fair.

It's all about budget, because we have the actors (mainly in GOT at the moment). Rome was the last one that truly blew me away and stands as my favourite TV series (Band of Brothers a close second). But even that was jaw droppingly expensive and had to rely on HBO money to get made.

Got two staggeringly good seasons out of it though. Based on the fictional lives of two centurions in the Roman Empire that get embroiled in historical events.

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Post by: culturejam on October 06, 2014, 07:23:16 AM
So far, I've found Peaky Blinders to be about as good as any of the American dramas I've seen. The type of setting doesn't really require a huge budget, so it's really down to the writing and acting, and the UK has loads of talent in those departments.
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Post by: GermanCdn on October 06, 2014, 09:25:47 AM
Gotta say, little underwhelmed with the new shows this season thus far, especially in the comedy department.

That being said, Gotham and A-Z are pretty good.

Bad Judge will be the first cancellation.  Absolutely horrible, with the exception that Kate Walsh plays a hot mess fairly well.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: culturejam on October 06, 2014, 10:12:52 AM
Watched Homeland last night. Pretty good start to the season, I'll say.  ;D
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: m-Kresol on October 06, 2014, 02:17:02 PM
I just found out that they made a series of the "Green Arrow" franchise of DC comics. I just had to watch it and I am pleasantly surprised. I have to say, I haven't read any of the comics, because comic books are rather rare in Europe (why ever), so I don't know how it matches up.
Anyhow, I like the show and will watch "Gotham" next, which is obviously based on the Batman franchise. Nevertheless, Batman is not in it. Jim Gordon is the protagonist and the series takes place starting after Bruce Wayne's parent's death. sounds promising to me :)
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Post by: Haberdasher on October 06, 2014, 02:56:55 PM
i just saw on google news showtime is bringing back Twin Peaks?  9 episodes for 2016.

craaazy
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Post by: irmcdermott on October 06, 2014, 03:38:33 PM
I just found out that they made a series of the "Green Arrow" franchise of DC comics. I just had to watch it and I am pleasantly surprised. I have to say, I haven't read any of the comics, because comic books are rather rare in Europe (why ever), so I don't know how it matches up.
Anyhow, I like the show and will watch "Gotham" next, which is obviously based on the Batman franchise. Nevertheless, Batman is not in it. Jim Gordon is the protagonist and the series takes place starting after Bruce Wayne's parent's death. sounds promising to me :)

We really like Arrow. Like anything based on the comics, they take a lot of liberties with the origin, etc., but it's still a great show. Tomorrow the same network airs the series based on The Flash, and I'm sure there will be plenty of crossover, and I'm really looking forward to that one.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: Scruffie on October 06, 2014, 04:37:21 PM
i just saw on google news showtime is bringing back Twin Peaks?  9 episodes for 2016.

craaazy
I read that a while ago and then it was denied, has it been confirmed by a midget talking backwards?
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Post by: pickdropper on October 06, 2014, 05:05:03 PM

i just saw on google news showtime is bringing back Twin Peaks?  9 episodes for 2016.

craaazy
I read that a while ago and then it was denied, has it been confirmed by a midget talking backwards?

I wonder if they are going to be true to the original and have a fantastic first season and a ridiculously stupid second season.
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: GrindCustoms on October 06, 2014, 07:34:43 PM
I don't listen much to TV, in fact i don't even own a TV.... :o

Most of the time i'll wait that some good series are done and then lost a complete week of my life watching all of it one take...

Tho! It's getting cold up here! So couple days a week i'll be religiously listening to the 2014-2015 Hockey Season, being a huge Montreal Canadiens fan since i'm a child.

I listen to the game in streaming or go at some friend place where we gather and yell our lungs out for 3hours, great times!

Rej
Title: Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?
Post by: Haberdasher on October 06, 2014, 07:43:27 PM
i haven't really been watching anything lately, but i suppose i'll start on the blacklist again.

i did start watching a bbc show called utopia a few weeks ago.  i've only seen the 1st 2 episodes at this point, but it seems interesting.  sort of violent & quirky.  i might pick that up again at some point.

on another note, i'm not too excited to see colin farrell cast as the lead in the 2nd season of true detective.  i've never been a fan of his, but maybe the show itself will be good enough to overlook how utterly boring he is, lol.

Have you seen In Bruges?

If you haven't then watch it. It's awesome. It may change your opinion of him.

If you have seen it well.... there aren't that many films he's in that are good thinking about it (exc. minority report)  ;D
i watched in bruges the other night.  yes, colin farrell was very good in that.  he even made me laugh several times.

but see, that's his irish guy.  i think what i don't like so much is his american guy.  too serious.  boring.  then again, it's possible i have only seen him in about 3 other things so maybe i haven't given him a fair shake.
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Post by: Shrtyska9 on October 06, 2014, 07:53:33 PM
I don't listen much to TV, in fact i don't even own a TV.... :o

Most of the time i'll wait that some good series are done and then lost a complete week of my life watching all of it one take...

Tho! It's getting cold up here! So couple days a week i'll be religiously listening to the 2014-2015 Hockey Season, being a huge Montreal Canadiens fan since i'm a child.

I listen to the game in streaming or go at some friend place where we gather and yell our lungs out for 3hours, great times!

Rej

Man 2 days!!!!! I can't wait for the regular season to start. Not that I mind the preseason and seeing how the rookies handle the NHL.

Let's Go Rangers! ;):P

Richard
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Post by: peterc on November 01, 2014, 12:21:05 AM
Just finished 'Occupation', got very involved in it. Good stuff.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1253869/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


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Post by: alanp on January 03, 2015, 01:09:29 AM
Fred Dibnah's steam videos are very, very good.

Haven't finished 'em yet, mind.
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Post by: dont-tase-me-bro on January 03, 2015, 01:16:30 AM
Couple good ones on Netflix instant:

The Killing
the Honorable Woman
Peaky Blinders (although the music is annoying because it's wrong for the period)
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Post by: dont-tase-me-bro on January 03, 2015, 01:18:32 AM
I forgot about The Fall.

I never knew BBC has such good stuff.  British TV seems like HBO grade material
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Post by: flanagan0718 on January 04, 2015, 03:48:37 PM
Here are some new things I am plowing through (now that I no longer have cable)

- The Black Mirror (Awesome UK show)
- American Horror Story (seasons 1 + 2 are good 3 is like watching "My So Called Life")
- Gotham (great show love the Commissioner Gordon story)
- Louie (Comical Genius)
- Breaking Bad (on season 2 now, fantastic show)
and probably a couple others. I've been trying not to just power through shows. Netflix is not helping haha
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Post by: dont-tase-me-bro on January 04, 2015, 06:01:28 PM
I haven't seen The Wire in many years.  That may be due for a re-watch.  The Wire was one of the greatest TV shows ever made.
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Post by: Scruffie on January 04, 2015, 06:59:46 PM
Just finished watching all of Fringe... that was a weird one, there's changing the story line and then there's changing the entire program from x-files/CSI to x-files/star trek/walking dead almost. Still, did enjoy it, if only for Walter and the occasional Nimoy cameo at points.
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Post by: GermanCdn on January 04, 2015, 07:51:01 PM
Binge watched the holiday break due to a wicked case of the flu.

SOA Season 7 - ended the way it should have, though it was a little bit on the ridiculous side with the level of violence.  Walt Goggins was stellar.  Vic Mackey being in the last two episodes was a little tongue in cheek.

Covert Affairs Seasons 3, 4, & 5 - a solid show, reminiscent of Alias without the JJ Abrams losing his mind factor.  Piper's on my Hall Pass list.

Franklin and Bash Season 3 - funny filler TV.

Four more days til we're back in the DANGER ZONE!  They better bring back phrasing, it will literally drive me crazy if they don't.
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Post by: Scruffie on January 04, 2015, 07:55:58 PM
Franklin and Bash Season 3 - funny filler TV.
I was actually kinda sad to find out it got cancelled, it wasn't fantastic TV but it was... comforting, knew what you'd get.

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Four more days til we're back in the DANGER ZONE!  They better bring back phrasing, it will literally drive me crazy if they don't.
What's that other Barry?
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Post by: drolo on January 05, 2015, 03:25:09 AM

- Louie (Comical Genius)


I have been watching that lately too, while building pedals :-)
I am normally not too much into stand up comedy but this is really good. I was quite surprised also that not only he did the acting, writing and producing, but even the editing!

It's at times touching, hilarious, abstract ... really great.
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Post by: Tremster on January 09, 2015, 12:23:26 PM
My girl and me are in the middle of this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Children_of_Golzow (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Children_of_Golzow)
World's longest running documentary. It starts on the first day of school in 1961, East Germany, and visits the kids from that class every few years to see how their lives go and what they do with it and how they manage things.
Very interesting to see how some happy children turn into not so happy adults, and how some people manage to live good lives and others don't, especially in regards to the breakdown of East Germany, the reunification, their whole lives basically in ruins and/or at a new start.
I can't say though if it's as interesting to non-Germans or people who don't speak the language.
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Post by: Scruffie on January 09, 2015, 01:23:54 PM
Started Sons of Anarchy, for me, i'm finding it's better than Breaking Bad (a dangerous comment I know...) really enjoying it so far.
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Post by: GermanCdn on January 09, 2015, 01:39:38 PM
Started Sons of Anarchy, for me, i'm finding it's better than Breaking Bad (a dangerous comment I know...) really enjoying it so far.

As a whole, it's probably on par with BB.  It's not as consistent though - the great seasons are definitely better than BB, but they do have some stinker seasons as well.  BB was pretty much even throughout the series.
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Post by: Scruffie on January 09, 2015, 01:49:45 PM
Started Sons of Anarchy, for me, i'm finding it's better than Breaking Bad (a dangerous comment I know...) really enjoying it so far.

As a whole, it's probably on par with BB.  It's not as consistent though - the great seasons are definitely better than BB, but they do have some stinker seasons as well.  BB was pretty much even throughout the series.
I actually disagree with that (although I haven't finished it yet, currently starting season 4) i've found it more consistent so far, even the lower points and breaking bad I really struggled to get through at points, at season 3 I stopped watching for about a year as I just got a bit... disinterested, a lot of it I was just watching to get it done.

Plus I much prefer the characters (the lack of Skyler and her sister does make that quite easy though).
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Post by: drolo on January 09, 2015, 01:55:02 PM
My girl and me are in the middle of this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Children_of_Golzow (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Children_of_Golzow)
World's longest running documentary. It starts on the first day of school in 1961, East Germany, and visits the kids from that class every few years to see how their lives go and what they do with it and how they manage things.
Very interesting to see how some happy children turn into not so happy adults, and how some people manage to live good lives and others don't, especially in regards to the breakdown of East Germany, the reunification, their whole lives basically in ruins and/or at a new start.
I can't say though if it's as interesting to non-Germans or people who don't speak the language.
Made me think of this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heimat_%28film_series%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heimat_%28film_series%29)
Follows a family during 3 different periods between 1919 and 2000. I only watched the 2nd series taking place in the 60ties in Munich. I found them incredibly well made, each episode being more like an actual movie than a part of a series. Great quality. I have been trying to get my wife to watch the other 2 series with me but not speaking German she got a bit bored.
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Post by: GermanCdn on January 09, 2015, 03:48:21 PM
I actually disagree with that (although I haven't finished it yet, currently starting season 4) i've found it more consistent so far, even the lower points and breaking bad I really struggled to get through at points, at season 3 I stopped watching for about a year as I just got a bit... disinterested, a lot of it I was just watching to get it done.

Plus I much prefer the characters (the lack of Skyler and her sister does make that quite easy though).
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Yeah, I could understand that.  It's been years since I watched the first few SOA seasons, I literally chose to keep watching Season 1 as opposed to sleeping for like 3 days straight.  I thought the whole Irish thing was a bit of a let down after Season 1.  Sutter is really good at cathartic season enders though, as well as a few things you just never saw coming.

I always thought the strength in BB was the consistent de-evolution of Bryan Cranston's character, from a guy who was doing the wrong thing in order to try and provide for his family to a guy who finally accepted his position in life as a drug kingpin, and the counterpoint from Aaron Paul, going from a burn out to a guy who wanted to escape the life no matter the cost.  WW was a far better character than any single character on SOA.
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Post by: Scruffie on January 09, 2015, 05:27:23 PM
I actually disagree with that (although I haven't finished it yet, currently starting season 4) i've found it more consistent so far, even the lower points and breaking bad I really struggled to get through at points, at season 3 I stopped watching for about a year as I just got a bit... disinterested, a lot of it I was just watching to get it done.

Plus I much prefer the characters (the lack of Skyler and her sister does make that quite easy though).

Yeah, I could understand that.  It's been years since I watched the first few SOA seasons, I literally chose to keep watching Season 1 as opposed to sleeping for like 3 days straight.  I thought the whole Irish thing was a bit of a let down after Season 1.  Sutter is really good at cathartic season enders though, as well as a few things you just never saw coming.

I always thought the strength in BB was the consistent de-evolution of Bryan Cranston's character, from a guy who was doing the wrong thing in order to try and provide for his family to a guy who finally accepted his position in life as a drug kingpin, and the counterpoint from Aaron Paul, going from a burn out to a guy who wanted to escape the life no matter the cost.  WW was a far better character than any single character on SOA.
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I was the same with season 1, binged it all during work and night, first episode I didn't think I was going to get in to it but that changed fast.

The Irish thing, I was fine with it in Charming but when they went to Ireland I was a bit meh but it was still good (the white supremacists though was gritty and truly disturbing at points and very engaging, not a massive fan of Rollins but he played that part very well). And some of the big double bluffs and resolutions are just spectacular as you say, I never saw the end of season 3 coming but was glad it played out how it did.

WW I agree as a solo performer was of course fantastic, probably the only reason other than Gus (brilliant and interesting character) I stuck it through, although his character change at points felt... forced? Not an acting thing but just the consistency of writing, too much swings and roundabouts.

I agree stand alone WW was superior carrying the show and Bryan was just fantastic (Aaron Paul while good and I see your point, I never engaged with him enough, he was too erratic and even neurotic at points, his character didn't 'sit' that great with me, once again, not the acting, the show) but the ensemble of SOA (despite not being as real) more than makes up for it, at some points characters go off course a bit but they always seem to come back, I think they're very aware when they're pushing things the wrong way. Also, gotta say I love Opie.

They're both great, but I find the flow of SOA better and if I was going to re-watch one I know which i'd pick.

One final point, while the setting of Charming may not be as real I definitely prefer it... Breaking Bad was certainly more real but TV is escapism to a point and i'm more a long for the ride (pun intended) so far in Charming.
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Post by: jubal81 on March 10, 2015, 10:42:41 AM
Just watched the first 3 episodes of 'The Last Man on Earth' and it's pretty damn brilliant.


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Post by: raulduke on March 10, 2015, 10:50:44 AM
Watching Vikings series 3 and I am enjoying it for what it is.

Ragnar has already nutted someone so its off to a good start!
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Post by: flanagan0718 on March 10, 2015, 10:51:02 AM
I just started watching
-The Returned (the French version) Pretty good so far
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Post by: teknoman2 on March 10, 2015, 11:11:53 AM
I started AMC "Better call Saul" and saw the pilot of "The man in the high castle".

Better call Saul isn't as good as breaking bad up to this point but it is very interesting.
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Post by: micromegas on March 10, 2015, 11:20:24 AM
Watching Vikings series 3 and I am enjoying it for what it is.

Ragnar has already nutted someone so its off to a good start!
The series is getting more bloodthirsty every season... in  a good way.


I'm enjoying Backstorm right now too. It gaves me a break between chapter & chapter of my Master's Thesis
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Post by: Haberdasher on March 10, 2015, 11:25:16 AM
Watching Vikings series 3 and I am enjoying it for what it is.

Ragnar has already nutted someone so its off to a good start!
The series is getting more bloodthirsty every season... in  a good way.


I'm enjoying Backstorm right now too. It gaves me a break between chapter & chapter of my Master's Thesis
i'm watching backstrom too, it's kind of funny so far.  basically, they made Dwight Schrute into Dr. House..except he is a detective of course.
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Post by: jubal81 on March 10, 2015, 12:56:10 PM
Watching Vikings series 3 and I am enjoying it for what it is.

Ragnar has already nutted someone so its off to a good start!


Oh crap. Forgot to watch the latest one.
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Post by: selfdestroyer on March 10, 2015, 01:30:03 PM
In my house we have been catching up on some foreign (to us) detective shows like:

Broadchurch
Wallander
Hinterland

Really enjoying them.

Cody
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Post by: pickdropper on March 10, 2015, 01:39:13 PM
Watching Vikings series 3 and I am enjoying it for what it is.

Ragnar has already nutted someone so its off to a good start!
The series is getting more bloodthirsty every season... in  a good way.


I'm enjoying Backstorm right now too. It gaves me a break between chapter & chapter of my Master's Thesis
i'm watching backstrom too, it's kind of funny so far.  basically, they made Dwight Schrute into Dr. House..except he is a detective of course.

I just started Backstrom as well.  Enjoying it so far.
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Post by: Scruffie on March 10, 2015, 01:43:25 PM
Danger 5... it's... odd and offensive, you have been warned, but if you liked Garth Marenghi.
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Post by: Cortexturizer on March 10, 2015, 04:47:51 PM
Danger 5 is glorious
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Post by: dont-tase-me-bro on March 10, 2015, 08:48:11 PM
Hard Time

Prison doc series on Netflix, about the Georgia correctional system
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Post by: madbean on March 11, 2015, 06:40:04 AM
I'm hooked on John Oliver's Last Week Tonight which is frikking AWESOME. Only other thing I am watching is Walking Dead and Better Call Saul (kinda).
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Post by: jkokura on March 11, 2015, 10:30:28 AM
I watched the first episode of "the last man on earth" last night. Pretty humorous. I hope the show doesn't try to extend itself too far, but the premise and the result are both absolutely hilarious.

Also, I watched the first episode of Backstrom last night too. Rainn Wilson will always be the same person, so it's kinda not surprising, but I really liked it.

Jacob
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Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on March 11, 2015, 10:52:53 AM
Rainn Wilson will always be the same person, so it's kinda not surprising...

If you want to see Rainn Wilson in a good role, check out "Hesher."
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Post by: dont-tase-me-bro on March 11, 2015, 05:27:03 PM
Better Call Saul will get good once mike and Tuco are constants, and the show gets darker
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Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on March 11, 2015, 06:43:17 PM
Better Call Saul will get good once mike and Tuco are constants, and the show gets darker

I'm still wondering where Micharl McKeon's role as Saul's brother is going. Really hasn't played a very big part in the story.... yet.
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Post by: micromegas on March 27, 2015, 09:47:06 AM
wow! I'm watching Vikings' last chapter now (after-meal pause) and this gets darker and darker every time!
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Post by: Scruffie on March 27, 2015, 09:52:44 AM
Tried the blacklist last night... nopeee, cheesy and over the top, can't see why it's rated so high on imdb.

Anyone watched 12 Monkeys the series yet? Thinking of giving that a go.
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Post by: Haberdasher on March 27, 2015, 09:54:51 AM
I'm hooked on John Oliver's Last Week Tonight which is frikking AWESOME. Only other thing I am watching is Walking Dead and Better Call Saul (kinda).
oh man, his bits on nuclear weapons, infrastructure, and drones just slayed me
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Post by: Haberdasher on March 27, 2015, 09:56:54 AM
Tried the blacklist last night... nopeee, cheesy and over the top, can't see why it's rated so high on imdb.

Anyone watched 12 Monkeys the series yet? Thinking of giving that a go.
yeah the blacklist got old very quick to me
i've watched the 12 monkeys but only because i loved gilliam's movie so much.  the series is pretty horrible compared to it imho.
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Post by: Scruffie on March 27, 2015, 10:19:11 AM
Tried the blacklist last night... nopeee, cheesy and over the top, can't see why it's rated so high on imdb.

Anyone watched 12 Monkeys the series yet? Thinking of giving that a go.
yeah the blacklist got old very quick to me
i've watched the 12 monkeys but only because i loved gilliam's movie so much.  the series is pretty horrible compared to it imho.
It basically seemed like CSI or NCIS or whatever they're called with one, out of place, interesting character who I could also see getting tedious and a generous dousing of shaky cam and quick cuts with helicopters.

Yeah I love the original and didn't expect it to exactly stack up but thought it could be okay, might give it a miss then.
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Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on March 27, 2015, 12:28:36 PM
I watch Blacklist religiously. It is basically James Spader with supporting cast BUT.. I am a huge fan of Spader and his acting so I quite enjoy it.

Also into Better Call Saul. It looks like it is getting interesting and I do like where the story line is going so far.
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Post by: Luke51411 on March 27, 2015, 12:54:32 PM
wow! I'm watching Vikings' last chapter now (after-meal pause) and this gets darker and darker every time!
I just started watching the first season of Vikings after seeing it mentioned in this thread and it is a cool show.
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Post by: PigeonFX on March 27, 2015, 01:37:07 PM
Been really enjoying 'Fortitude' - It has a Twin Peaks vibe to it.
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Post by: flanagan0718 on March 27, 2015, 04:25:39 PM
Just finished season 2 of Rectify. Loved it. It's a great Sundance channel show


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Post by: selfdestroyer on April 14, 2015, 01:43:38 PM
You guys got me watching John Oliver and I just love the interview with Snowden. Oliver has a great way of delivering his questions.

Cody
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Post by: irmcdermott on April 14, 2015, 03:57:46 PM
Daredevil. Daredevil. Daredevil........ Daredevil
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Post by: blearyeyes on April 14, 2015, 05:02:56 PM
Just finished season 2 of Rectify. Loved it. It's a great Sundance channel show

I Love Rectify!

He did it, no he didn't do it, yes he did, well maybe he didn't, well he thinks he did, no he doesn't really think he did because he's hallucinating with Lezly with a "Z".. no maybe I'm hallucinating well I....WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT'S THE END OF SEASON TWO?

Can't miss Blacklist.  I have been watching from the fist episode so I guess I'm stuck.

I hate to admit it but I like the MARVEL stuff.

Then again I watch TV to become a brain dead couch potato, not to appreciate fine art... 
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Post by: Cortexturizer on April 16, 2015, 03:21:07 AM
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"I don't want to live in a world where someone else makes the world a better place better than we do."


guys tell me that you're watching :D
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Post by: raulduke on April 16, 2015, 04:33:13 AM
I need to catch up on Vikings.

We started watching Game of Thrones Season 5 last night.

Great start to the new series (IMO).

I even subscribed to Now TV, lining the pockets of d*ckhead Ruper Murdoch, so we can watch it on our TV.

I think I'm addicted  ;D
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Post by: wgc on April 27, 2015, 11:40:25 PM
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"I don't want to live in a world where someone else makes the world a better place better than we do."


guys tell me that you're watching :D

I'm watching, cool show.  That and GOT, and just watched "Chosen" on crackle - surprising   might start daredevil
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Post by: juansolo on April 29, 2015, 02:10:57 AM
Season 3 of Continuum. Just keeps getting better, so I'm expecting the network to cancel it at any time, like they do when stuff gets really good.
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Post by: jprizz on April 29, 2015, 05:34:11 AM
You guys have been a bad influence. My que on Netflix is a mile long now.

I recently started Burn Notice and have been quite taken by it. Its sort of like a 007 meets Seinfeld; a comedic spy action thriller.
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Post by: pickdropper on April 29, 2015, 06:05:48 AM
Just started the new Daredevil series on Netflix.  I'm four episodes in and I like it quite a bit.  It's much darker than a lot of the other Marvel stuff out there but still has humor at points.  It also comes across as less superhero and more vigilante.  Definitely not kid friendly, though.
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Post by: flanagan0718 on April 29, 2015, 07:07:46 AM
Just started the new Daredevil series on Netflix.  I'm four episodes in and I like it quite a bit.  It's much darker than a lot of the other Marvel stuff out there but still has humor at points.  It also comes across as less superhero and more vigilante.  Definitely not kid friendly, though.

I totally agree. Being a complete comic book nerd it is absolutely better than most of the more recent (since Disney bought Marvel) Marvel stuff. I always though of the DareDevil to me more of a vigilante than a "superhero". Kind of like a blind Batman.
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Post by: wgc on April 29, 2015, 01:03:09 PM
Season 3 of Continuum. Just keeps getting better, so I'm expecting the network to cancel it at any time, like they do when stuff gets really good.

Love this show!  Season three was a little uneven to me but still great.

Next is a 1/2 season and the end of the show. Not sure how they can tie everything up that quickly but looking forward to seeing how it pans out.
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Post by: lincolnic on April 29, 2015, 03:54:37 PM
I just started watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine, thanks to my roommate's Hulu Plus account -- why didn't anyone tell me this show was great?
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Post by: Haberdasher on April 29, 2015, 05:41:05 PM
i watched all the daredevils- they were awesome.- and i don't even like comics.
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Post by: jimilee on April 29, 2015, 06:53:41 PM
Empire, Silicon Valley and fresh off the boat.


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Post by: juansolo on April 30, 2015, 01:23:41 AM
Season 3 of Continuum. Just keeps getting better, so I'm expecting the network to cancel it at any time, like they do when stuff gets really good.

Love this show!  Season three was a little uneven to me but still great.

Next is a 1/2 season and the end of the show. Not sure how they can tie everything up that quickly but looking forward to seeing how it pans out.

Shame that. But I suppose we should be grateful that they're being given the opportunity to finish it at all. Most shows just get cut.
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Post by: flanagan0718 on April 30, 2015, 06:34:11 AM
fresh off the boat.


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This show is SO funny. My wife is half Chinese and everything about this show makes her laugh...on a personal level.
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Post by: wgc on May 02, 2015, 08:09:41 AM
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Love this show!  Season three was a little uneven to me but still great.

Next is a 1/2 season and the end of the show. Not sure how they can tie everything up that quickly but looking forward to seeing how it pans out.
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Shame that. But I suppose we should be grateful that they're being given the opportunity to finish it at all. Most shows just get cut.

So true, hope they don't do something corny though
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Post by: juansolo on May 02, 2015, 10:42:11 AM
Indeed, really there needs to be a proper apocalyptic future. Sick of people going back and fixing stuff. Nah, I want them to go back and royally fuck things up. You can't go messing with time baby ;)
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Post by: dont-tase-me-bro on May 02, 2015, 11:59:46 AM
Mad Men could have been a good show, but half of it is sort of crap.  1960s gritty NYC, if done as a real period piece, like Boardwalk Empire, is a great setting for a show, but probably would be expensive to do.  It was all shot inside in a fake office, instead of outside, with old cars and taxi cabs that weighed 5000 pounds

A well done show on 1980s NYC would also be really good - crack, graffiti, Mayor Dinkins, NYPD cars with light bars like Ghostbusters, etc
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Post by: pryde on May 03, 2015, 06:46:19 AM
"Turn" on AMC.
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Post by: alanp on May 16, 2015, 04:28:21 AM
The 1990 version of Treasure Island is now out on DVD No questions asked, Amazon here is my credit card deets...

If you haven't seen it, you need to. If you still don't want to, you still need to hear Paddy Moloney's score for it. These are pirates as people, not as Disneyfied family friendly caricatures.
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Post by: blearyeyes on May 17, 2015, 09:55:12 PM
Blacklist
Viagra Advertisements
Residue
Viagra Advertisements
Nashville
Scandal
Law and order
The Following
Viagra Advertisements
Marvels Agents of Shield
The Last Man on Earth
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Post by: alanp on May 18, 2015, 12:32:17 AM
Heh, you just reminded me why I haven't lived with a plugged-in TV since I moved out of my parents' house, several years ago now.

Except with less viagra ads, and more every damn thing else ads. (Anyone else ever want to put their fking FIST through the TV screen?)
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Post by: raulduke on May 18, 2015, 05:23:29 AM
Not a TV show, but I went to see the new Mad Max film over the weekend.

It's absolutely mental... in the best way possible  ;D

Best action film I've seen for years.
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Post by: Willybomb on May 18, 2015, 10:50:29 PM
Saw it Sunday night. 

It a polarizing film..

I loved it, my mate was going "wtf did I just watch - mind blown", and the people behind us coming out of the cinema were "that was the worst film I've ever seen".

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Post by: m-Kresol on January 12, 2017, 09:46:17 AM
thread revival: I've been binge-watching Stranger Things. Great work of sci-fi. I recommend it very much
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Post by: sonnyboy27 on January 12, 2017, 10:01:13 AM
The wife and I watched that late this summer. Such a good series and really looking forward to the next season.

I've been going through The Grand Tour myself. I love the old Top Gear guys.
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Post by: flanagan0718 on January 12, 2017, 11:31:13 AM
thread revival: I've been binge-watching Stranger Things. Great work of sci-fi. I recommend it very much

Fantastic show! I wonder what they are gonna do with the 2nd season.


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Post by: peAk on January 12, 2017, 11:43:54 AM
The OA
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Post by: thesmokingman on January 12, 2017, 11:58:04 AM
2017 looks like the second half of walking dead, humans, and maybe catching up on a bunch of other series from the fall that I didn't get a chance to watch
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Post by: somnif on January 12, 2017, 02:13:51 PM
I watched Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency over the holidays.

Confusing as all hell in the best possible ways. Very much captured the Douglas Adams style of the originals. Not perfect (Some of the performances were a bit wooden and some of the plot threads drag at times) but it made for a hell of a fun trip.
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Post by: m-Kresol on January 12, 2017, 03:43:43 PM
oh yeah, speaking of confusing, totally forgot to mention Westworld. Genius!
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Post by: darrenw6000 on January 12, 2017, 04:29:44 PM
Timeless
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Post by: somnif on January 12, 2017, 04:52:06 PM
oh yeah, and I watched "The Expanse" in one 10 hour long binge on Adam Savage's recommendation. Its good. Enjoy it.
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Post by: EBRAddict on January 12, 2017, 06:15:31 PM
Westworld
Better Call Saul
Mr. Robot
Downton Abbey
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Post by: Willybomb on January 12, 2017, 06:31:53 PM
Westworld.

Vikings.
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Post by: playpunk on January 12, 2017, 07:55:28 PM
Sherlock
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Post by: alanp on January 12, 2017, 11:17:12 PM
Saw the first episode of Game of Thrones.

With how many titty shots they went for, you half expect Jason Voorhees to come bursting in. Very tedious.

Didn't give enough of a damn to bother with the second episode. Especially when I know that the endgame is zombie apocalypse.
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Post by: juansolo on January 13, 2017, 04:04:53 AM
GoT was doing that HBO thing of having to show so many tits to get the viewers in. Because viewers want tits! Thankfully it seems to have become far more about plot than tits now that people actually watch it for that.

Gotta agree though, it's become a tedious trend to try and out nudity/violence/swear each other now rather than actually making a good show that people watch because it's good... GoT FWIW, if you can get past the middle of S1 is pretty bloody good. But for the first chunk, you could tell there was a tits quota.
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Post by: raulduke on January 13, 2017, 05:45:11 AM
GoT was doing that HBO thing of having to show so many tits to get the viewers in. Because viewers want tits! Thankfully it seems to have become far more about plot than tits now that people actually watch it for that.

Gotta agree though, it's become a tedious trend to try and out nudity/violence/swear each other now rather than actually making a good show that people watch because it's good... GoT FWIW, if you can get past the middle of S1 is pretty bloody good. But for the first chunk, you could tell there was a tits quota.

I agree. Although the high nork quota didn't bother or offend me too much I have to admit  ;D

GoT gets better as it goes on IMO. Went through a dip round season 4/5, but is getting nice and exciting again.

I'd stick with it.
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Post by: juansolo on January 13, 2017, 01:49:52 PM
It doesn't bother me either, but I find it tedious when it's a gratuitous T&A scene just because. It's not like it's hard to watch porn these days... TV actually is becoming the last place you can get a decent story these days outside of independent cinema. The constant stream of T&A cheapens that IMO.
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Post by: culturejam on January 13, 2017, 02:28:54 PM
GoT was doing that HBO thing of having to show so many tits to get the viewers in. Because viewers want tits! Thankfully it seems to have become far more about plot than tits now that people actually watch it for that.

I read that Emilia Clark said she wouldn't do any more nude scenes after Season 1, and the producers were totally fine with that. I believe the one nude scene with her from last season was all CGI.
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Post by: m-Kresol on January 13, 2017, 04:06:01 PM
Gotta agree though, it's become a tedious trend to try and out nudity/violence/swear each other now rather than actually making a good show that people watch because it's good... GoT FWIW, if you can get past the middle of S1 is pretty bloody good. But for the first chunk, you could tell there was a tits quota.

After season 1 I read all the books and I am not watching season 6 prior to reading the books. Season 5 already went ahead and spoilered some things. Killing people off or not even putting them in the series is a big hint towards "those characters won't matter for the main plot and won't be doing anything of importance any more".
Fun fact: after I made that decision to wait for the book, I was randomly spoilered at san francisco airport at the baggage claim when people next to me were talking about it. Of course it wasn't their intent, but I know some stuff from the start I didn't want to know. :-\ Now let's just hope Martin actually finishes the book.

I read that Emilia Clark said she wouldn't do any more nude scenes after Season 1, and the producers were totally fine with that. I believe the one nude scene with her from last season was all CGI.

I think to remember her saying that she had a body double at first, then did some scenes herself and switched back to a double. not entirely sure though
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Post by: juansolo on January 13, 2017, 04:15:34 PM
Spoilers on GoT are a PITA. I watch it on Blu-Ray so there's lag between the show and when I get to watch it where I have to avoid anything on the internet. Facebook is terrible for people letting things slip. Worse still are re-cap bloody trailers, on season they actually showed a character being murdered in the bloody trailer. Oh, so that's gonna happen then... I was really pissed off about that.

Now I just binge watch it as soon as the discs are released.
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Post by: atreidesheir on January 21, 2017, 04:08:01 PM
Stan vs. Evil is a nice show.  A low-key version of Ash vs. Evil Dead with the best guy from Scrubs as the Quint from Jaws.  It is on Amazon.
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Post by: Haberdasher on July 20, 2017, 10:14:53 AM
Started watching "Fortitude" on Amazon.  Seems pretty good so far.  Really cool scenery (filmed in Iceland IIRC) and there seem to be some elements of horror creeping into the story.

I also need to finish watching "Apocalypse: World War II" on Netflix.  I've seen 3 episodes so far, and it's been damn good.
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Post by: wgc on July 20, 2017, 11:17:17 AM
omg, Fortitude was awesome.  A few things that I didn't care for, but overall a great watch.  I think I liked season 1 better though still worth watching season 2.

Just watched silicon valley s4, and will likely start "westworld" and/or "the night of" soon.
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Post by: zombie_rock123 on July 20, 2017, 12:30:03 PM
Just watched silicon valley s4, and will likely start "westworld" and/or "the night of" soon.

I just got done watching season 1 of Silicon Valley and it's incredible. Watching it gives me both a huge desire to start a tech company but also a massive reminder that I know precising dick about coding, hardware or running a company. I could do the Erlich bit I guess :D
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Post by: m-Kresol on July 20, 2017, 01:38:32 PM
silicon valley is like the american response to IT crowd. If you like british humor and haven't watched it, this is the show for you. and if you liked that, I can recommend "Black books".

I recently watched the current season of house of cards. good stuff.
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Post by: midwayfair on July 20, 2017, 02:19:12 PM
We just finished Gravity Falls.

Really amazing show, insanely deep and smart for a "kid's" show. All the more amazing that it was extremely successful and the creator voluntarily ended it after 2 seasons.
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Post by: Haberdasher on July 20, 2017, 03:01:53 PM
omg, Fortitude was awesome.  A few things that I didn't care for, but overall a great watch.  I think I liked season 1 better though still worth watching season 2.
I guess this show has been out for a while, but I'm just now catching it, so it's new to me!  ;D
Right, I was wondering about season 2.  From the pic I saw, it looks like they cast Dennis Quaid in it.  I kinda like how season 1 has a bunch of Scandinavian (maybe?) actors I'm not too familiar with, so it seems different that they chose a big screen American actor for it.  No matter though, I'm sure I'll watch it eventually if I like the rest of season 1.
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Post by: Matmosphere on July 20, 2017, 05:04:25 PM
silicon valley is like the american response to IT crowd. If you like british humor and haven't watched it, this is the show for you. and if you liked that, I can recommend "Black books".

I recently watched the current season of house of cards. good stuff.

IT Crowd is brilliant, Black Books is great too. British comedies are generally superior to what we've got in the states.

I've been watching Catastrophe on Amazon. It's pretty hilarious.
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Post by: teknoman2 on July 21, 2017, 04:43:46 AM
IT Crowd was amazing..
I saw a couple months ago 11.22.63 which is based on Stephen King's book.
Also 13 reason's why and Stranger Things are my favorite so far.
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Post by: Willybomb on July 21, 2017, 07:11:06 AM
Handmaids Tale.

American Gods.
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Post by: Willybomb on October 26, 2019, 07:05:24 PM
Necro revival:

So far, the first episode of Watchmen has been pretty bonkers.

The Boys is a slightly different take on the comic, but is pretty close overall.
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Post by: Matmosphere on October 27, 2019, 02:29:19 AM
Wow, super necro on this.

Havenít seen watchmen yet.

Just finished Good Omens on amazon prime and very much enjoyed it. Based on a book by Gaiman and Prachette and itís just as good and quirky as you could imagine.
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Post by: thesmokingman on October 27, 2019, 10:01:09 PM
watchmen is all the things ... squid ending, soundtrack is killing it, someone pointing a flashlight at the Tulsa massacre ... Sunday night is rough for me right now ... mr robot's final season, twd (procedural at this point), now I gotta deal with how good Watchmen is.
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Post by: somnif on October 28, 2019, 12:33:33 AM
I loved Watchmen's trailer, and I've been looking forward to it (haven't had the spare time to watch just yet), but read a quote by the show runner the other day that has me really worried. Short version: He felt that Ozymandias was absolutely and utterly right in his decision to Squid NY, and that there was no other option.

Which strikes me as such a fundamental misunderstanding of the story, the characters, and the actual on-the-page ending of the comic that I am kinda terrified to have this guy helming the show.

Time will tell I suppose.
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Post by: pickdropper on October 28, 2019, 05:34:47 AM
Wow, super necro on this.

Havenít seen watchmen yet.

Just finished Good Omens on amazon prime and very much enjoyed it. Based on a book by Gaiman and Prachette and itís just as good and quirky as you could imagine.

I'm a big fan of both Giaman and Pratchett.  I've read Good Omens multiple times.  I thought the series was OK, but ultimately was missing a little something.  I was surprised since I enjoy the work of both Tennant and Sheen.
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Post by: Willybomb on October 28, 2019, 06:51:08 AM
Quote
He felt that Ozymandias was absolutely and utterly right in his decision to Squid NY, and that there was no other option
I don't think that Rorschach would be massively happy with what's happening either.
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Post by: Matmosphere on October 28, 2019, 07:35:30 AM
Wow, super necro on this.

Havenít seen watchmen yet.

Just finished Good Omens on amazon prime and very much enjoyed it. Based on a book by Gaiman and Prachette and itís just as good and quirky as you could imagine.

I'm a big fan of both Giaman and Pratchett.  I've read Good Omens multiple times.  I thought the series was OK, but ultimately was missing a little something.  I was surprised since I enjoy the work of both Tennant and Sheen.

Iíve not read the book. I generally find adaptations to be lacking if Iíve read the book, but I more recently I find myself waiting to read books until after watching an adaptation when possible. Gives me a chance to enjoy both because the book is (almost) always better.
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Post by: midwayfair on October 29, 2019, 07:11:34 PM
Bojack Horseman. I can't believe how consistently, outrageously good the writing is on that show. It reminds me of mid-90s Simpsons with how sharp it is, and it's a crying shame that one of the best and strangest episodes of television I've ever seen didn't win an Emmy last year and lost to a mediocre episode of the Simpsons.

Also Cheers, which holds up.
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Post by: thesmokingman on November 13, 2019, 07:54:07 AM
The Mandalorian first episode was worth paying for a year's worth of Disney+ to me. Haters are going to piss on it, like everything else, and I'm ok with that.
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Post by: dan.schumaker on November 13, 2019, 08:16:10 AM
The Mandalorian first episode was worth paying for a year's worth of Disney+ to me. Haters are going to piss on it, like everything else, and I'm ok with that.

I thought it was pretty good too.  I have been spoiled by wanting to binge it all right away, instead of having to wait three more days till the next episode!
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Post by: madbean on November 13, 2019, 08:10:15 PM
I decided to relent to the hype and signed up for Disney+ to see if it might be worth a few bucks every month. I thought the first episode of The Mandalorian was pretty great, actually. Werner Herzog and the bounty droid were lots of fun to watch. The only thing I didn't like was the music. It just seemed to be a strange choice, esp. the theme. I'm kind of glad they are not doing a full season dump...it'll be nice not to binge something I like then forget about it in a week.
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Post by: somnif on November 17, 2019, 03:17:41 AM
I decided to relent to the hype and signed up for Disney+ to see if it might be worth a few bucks every month. I thought the first episode of The Mandalorian was pretty great, actually. Werner Herzog and the bounty droid were lots of fun to watch. The only thing I didn't like was the music. It just seemed to be a strange choice, esp. the theme. I'm kind of glad they are not doing a full season dump...it'll be nice not to binge something I like then forget about it in a week.

Just got caught up with Mandalorian, and yeah, the Music is a little.... overbearing? at times. Like a scene of our protags riding across a desolate plain has this big soaring bombastic score. Something that would've been better suited by something atmospheric and sparse (to mirror the landscape) is instead this big mashup of a full brass section, string accompaniment, and an odd scratchy electric guitar sorta stapled on top of it.

Other tracks feel like someone wanted to do the Tron Legacy Soundtrack and got bored so just buried it under a big pile of "BWAAAAH" sounds.

They haven't quite picked a tone to stick with, even within individual tracks. The western thing could've worked, go full on Ennio Morricone in space. A grunge-y Mad Max junker theme could've worked. A classic John Williams-esque orchestral score could've worked. But instead so far they've tossed all three in a blender and so every track is meandering in tone and confused in focus.

The theme song, for those curious:

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Post by: pickdropper on December 02, 2019, 10:30:08 PM
The new Watchmen series has just been stellar.  Can't wait to see how it winds up.
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Post by: Willybomb on December 03, 2019, 12:03:16 AM
Everytime I think I'm getting a handle on that, something wacky happens, like paraparazzi with winged flying backpacks getting shot out of the sky with some sort of EMP gun.
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Post by: alanp on December 03, 2019, 12:29:21 AM
Haven't looked into that at all, is that the Watchmen featuring Rorschach, and Doctor Manhattan?
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Post by: somnif on December 03, 2019, 01:13:55 AM
Haven't looked into that at all, is that the Watchmen featuring Rorschach, and Doctor Manhattan?

Its a sequel series to the comic, so some of the characters are around, though not the main focus. (Rorschach kinda accidentally created a "cult", oops?)
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Post by: Matmosphere on January 14, 2020, 03:56:25 AM
Know Iím behind the times but I started the Mandalorian. Three episodes in and I really like the vibe of the show. It gives itself some space to breath, which is great. Stylistically it owes as much to Kurosawa as it does to Star Wars.

Is it just me or is his ship somewhat reminiscent of the Winnebago from Spaceballs?
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Post by: somnif on January 14, 2020, 04:20:13 AM
Stylistically it owes as much to Kurosawa as it does to Star Wars.

Specifically, Episode 4 is just Seven Samurai. Nearly note for note.

I enjoyed the series, but the middle drags a bit (imo). Ended on a real high note, though, so looking forward to more.
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Post by: Matmosphere on January 14, 2020, 06:28:58 AM
I haven't seen ep 4 yet, no spoilers
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Post by: mjg on January 14, 2020, 02:56:11 PM
We signed up to Disney plus for the 7 day free trial, watched the whole season in 5 days, then cancelled.  So yeah, we enjoyed it in our household.  we will have to fork out for Disney plus when they do season 2.   ;D
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Post by: MTK on March 17, 2020, 10:18:36 AM
Just finished up Enterprise, second time around. Started up Cheers again the other day. Thinking about firing up The Wire. It's been 10 years since I watched that.

You guys watching anything good?
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Post by: thesmokingman on March 17, 2020, 12:54:24 PM
trying to finish up Jack Ryan ... need to watch the premier of westworld too ... thankfully I have more tv shows ended/ending than I am starting
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Post by: Aentons on March 17, 2020, 03:51:24 PM
Stylistically it owes as much to Kurosawa as it does to Star Wars.

Specifically, Episode 4 is just Seven Samurai. Nearly note for note.

I enjoyed the series, but the middle drags a bit (imo). Ended on a real high note, though, so looking forward to more.

The original Star Wars film was, in part, based on Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress, so it's likely they are just riffin' on that.

I try my best not to give Disney my monies so I haven't actually seen Mandalorian... yet
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Post by: mjg on March 25, 2020, 12:31:51 AM
Finished watching Carnival Row last night.  It was good!  It became known as the Sweary Fairy Show in our household.  Definitely not one for the kids. 
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Post by: culturejam on March 25, 2020, 10:23:09 PM
The original Star Wars film was, in part, based on Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress, so it's likely they are just riffin' on that.
Yep, it's crazy how similar these movies are in some ways. Ep 4 is basically Samurai in Space.

Quote from: Aentons
I try my best not to give Disney my monies so I haven't actually seen Mandalorian... yet

It's fucking awesome. I was soooooo skeptical, but man it's good.
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Post by: Matmosphere on March 25, 2020, 10:53:29 PM
I agree. It was pretty low stakes for Disney though. Iím guessing the people making the show has some creative control.

Iíve read that there wasnít much creative control with Rise  of Skywalker. Iíve read the palpatine stuff and the Kylo/Rey thing at the end were mandated by Disney.
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Post by: culturejam on March 25, 2020, 11:25:29 PM
I agree. It was pretty low stakes for Disney though. Iím guessing the people making the show has some creative control.

If you're talking about Madalorian, it was John Favreau who wrote and produced it. The man is a national treasure as far as I'm concerned.
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Post by: Matmosphere on March 26, 2020, 05:20:44 AM
I agree. It was pretty low stakes for Disney though. Iím guessing the people making the show has some creative control.

If you're talking about Madalorian, it was John Favreau who wrote and produced it. The man is a national treasure as far as I'm concerned.

Yeah, heís quite good. Iím more saying it seems like he has freedom to do what he wanted, as opposed to the people who have made the more recent films.
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Post by: thesmokingman on April 28, 2020, 11:00:49 AM
I took a chance on Kingdom on Netflix and I'm sucked in ... interesting take on zombies
the midnight gospel is pretty awesome as well
what we do in the shadows came back exactly when I needed it to
plus westworld has been just fantastic this season (3)
back half of rick and morty is due to start this week as well
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Post by: midwayfair on April 28, 2020, 11:27:12 AM
I took a chance on Kingdom on Netflix and I'm sucked in ... interesting take on zombies

I giggle every time I pass that on the queue.

We watched the first season together and I'm like "cool cool historical drama" then all of a sudden ZOMBIESWTFLOL.
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Post by: thesmokingman on April 28, 2020, 09:19:26 PM
right? its like the man who killed hitler and then bigfoot ... it isn't oscar worthy but it also isn't reruns
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Post by: juansolo on May 03, 2020, 12:43:11 AM
Devs - Written and directed by Alex Garland (Annihilation, Ex Machina). Proper thinky concept Sci-Fi. Thoroughly enjoyed it. As with such things sometimes you have to suspend disbelief, but it's very well done.
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Post by: Willybomb on May 03, 2020, 02:41:00 AM
The Witcher is ... ok. ?.
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Post by: somnif on May 03, 2020, 02:58:43 AM
The Witcher is ... ok. ?.

Basically. It's a fairly generic high fantasy plot buoyed up by a couple great performers (honestly the next season could just be 8 hours of Jaskier and Geralt bickering and I'd consider it worth watching).
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Post by: juansolo on May 03, 2020, 06:24:53 AM
The Witcher is deeply flawed... I'm sure I've had a mini-rant about this already.


Yup found it: https://www.madbeanpedals.com/forum/index.php?topic=14046.msg294526#msg294526
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Post by: Willybomb on May 04, 2020, 06:11:30 PM
They seem to have put a lot of thought into the monster designs in The Witcher.  My main complaint about it would be that there's a lot of timeline jumping and carry on.  Plus, everyone is so clean (unless Geralt has been swallowed whole and reguritated by something) - armour is spotless, et al.  At least it's not as bad as the Sword of Shannara TV series, or Legend of the Seeker (The Sword of Truth book series was pretty average to start with).