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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #680 on: June 28, 2017, 04:35:58 PM »
American Gods https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Gods_(TV_series)

There are eight episodes of this. I've watched the first seven. And that's where I'll stop. I did the same not long ago with the end of 'The Leftovers'  en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Leftovers_(TV_series)
I'd rather watch reruns of The Phil Silvers Show, Hill St. Blues, The Twilight Zone or almost anything by Dennis Potter.  In fact, I was talking to someone recently about 'Play for Today' https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Play_for_Today and the writers and directors who featured in that series. There was was some good stuff there.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #681 on: July 01, 2017, 04:38:22 AM »
   

The second season (and final so far, I think) of The Knick is less exciting than the first and drags quite a bit comparatively. It's still superbly produced, acted and directed.

Glow is comedy/drama about making of 80s female wrestling tv show. It's ok, watchable. Lots of perms, high cut leotards and leg warmers.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #682 on: July 01, 2017, 05:09:26 AM »


Finished:

The Missing, season two

Started:

Broadchurch, season three

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #683 on: July 01, 2017, 05:49:27 AM »


Glow is comedy/drama about making of 80s female wrestling tv show. It's ok, watchable. Lots of perms, high cut leotards and leg warmers.

Would you say it is more comedy than drama?
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #684 on: July 01, 2017, 08:25:31 AM »
Would you say it is more comedy than drama?

I don't really know. I'd probably say it's more a drama because I rarely found it laugh out loud funny, but it is funny and it is made in that 30 min. episode format which is exclusively (I think) a comedy format. That horrible term dramedy is probably the most fitting.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #685 on: July 01, 2017, 08:34:50 AM »
I don't really know. I'd probably say it's more a drama because I rarely found it laugh out loud funny, but it is funny and it is made in that 30 min. episode format which is exclusively (I think) a comedy format. That horrible term dramedy is probably the most fitting.

Ok, thanks.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #686 on: July 03, 2017, 06:06:53 AM »



Season four of Silicon Valley.  The show has lost its mojo.  There are still some funny bits, and some outstanding jabs at some tech (eg, VR is vaporware), and Haley Joel Osment is excellent in his role, but it's tired.  Without TJ Miller, I don't know how the show succeeds going forward.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #687 on: July 03, 2017, 06:13:24 AM »
Season four of Silicon Valley.  The show has lost its mojo.  There are still some funny bits, and some outstanding jabs at some tech (eg, VR is vaporware), and Haley Joel Osment is excellent in his role, but it's tired.  Without TJ Miller, I don't know how the show succeeds going forward.
I'm worried that they don't seem to have much of an idea for big plots aside from the same repeating arc of build a startup, lose it. There's a tension between the satire and the '90s-style nothing-ever-changes sitcom pattern.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #688 on: July 03, 2017, 07:44:47 AM »
Guys, how are the earlier seasons of Silicon Valley? Being that I am 46 and know nothing about computers, I assumed the show wouldn't appeal to me.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #689 on: July 03, 2017, 07:47:31 AM »
I’m savoring a gradual survey of Batman.  I don’t know that I ever heard of the supervillain The Mad Hatter, before.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #690 on: July 03, 2017, 10:06:10 AM »
I’m savoring a gradual survey of Batman.  I don’t know that I ever heard of the supervillain The Mad Hatter, before.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #691 on: July 03, 2017, 10:12:52 AM »
Guys, how are the earlier seasons of Silicon Valley? Being that I am 46 and know nothing about computers, I assumed the show wouldn't appeal to me.


The first two seasons are excellent, the third is a step down, and this season another step down.  You don't have to be especially tech savvy to enjoy the show, but it helps to be familiar with some of the better known personalities in the industry.  If you have any experience with bankers and investors, there's that angle to enjoy, too.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #692 on: July 03, 2017, 10:20:57 AM »
Guys, how are the earlier seasons of Silicon Valley? Being that I am 46 and know nothing about computers, I assumed the show wouldn't appeal to me.

     Possibly, but it's really a case of a compression algorithm that could just as easily be an egg salad recipe. The show is a satire of tech mogulosity. I never thought I had to know what they were talking about, I don't even know how much is gobbledegook.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #693 on: July 09, 2017, 03:20:43 AM »
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Watched this show for the first time this weekend (as I haven't "watched TV" for about 20 years I missed it when it was originally shown).
I viewed 2 random episodes from Netflix (not sure which series #/episodes sorry) but found this to be pretty good fun in a cringeworthy sort of way - will try to see more of this show at some point.




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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #694 on: July 09, 2017, 09:05:39 AM »
New seasons of Orphan Black, The Tunnel, House of Cards, Prime Suspect, and Broadchurch, to name a few.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #696 on: July 16, 2017, 06:13:53 AM »
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #697 on: July 16, 2017, 07:35:40 AM »


I don't laugh all that often, but I do laugh at that.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #698 on: July 16, 2017, 08:01:52 AM »
I don't laugh all that often, but I do laugh at that.

Yeah, it's pretty, pretty, pretty good.  $:)
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #699 on: July 16, 2017, 02:53:47 PM »
Poldark.
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