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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #820 on: October 04, 2017, 07:46:51 PM »


Soooo good! This should have gone on so much longer than a mere one season.  :-[
Great show. Unbelievable collection of talent on and off screen. Very accurate to my childhood.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #821 on: October 04, 2017, 07:51:12 PM »
As a Trek franchise, it's a spectacular failure.  It may work if you can think of it as a SyFy show with better production values.  Even then, I found myself yelling at my TV too often (e.g. a ridiculous scene where a character starts reciting from Alice in Wonderland while being chased by a space monster.)
The Klingon stuff was unbearable. I like the idea of making it darker. But something isn't right. I'll give it a bit longer. I'm not sure what they want it to be about. War? That's ok for a backdrop in ST. I don't like the JJ Abramification of ST. The movies are terrible. It's not primarily an action show. It should be about discovery. 

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« Reply #822 on: October 04, 2017, 11:00:31 PM »

I can't speak to the historical accuracy but this is very well filmed, written and performed. It looks great and I quite like the restrained direction. I remember it was only a few years ago that BBC period pieces had to have sweeping/whirling camera. None of that here.

I haven't seen this yet. Thanks for this tip.

I always love finding films that have to do with any of my ancestors. My 13 times great grandmother is Catherine Cromwell, the sister of Thomas Cromwell (so this makes Thomas my 13 times great grand uncle).
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #823 on: October 04, 2017, 11:52:29 PM »
I haven't seen this yet. Thanks for this tip.

I always love finding films that have to do with any of my ancestors. My 13 times great grandmother is Catherine Cromwell, the sister of Thomas Cromwell (so this makes Thomas my 13 times great grand uncle).
It's really well done. I wish more of the period dramas were made for "grownups" like this. I mean it's not a bunch silly kids running around ruffles and lace.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #824 on: October 05, 2017, 01:32:24 AM »
Just finished season 3 of Rick and Morty. Curious final episode, obviously some kind of prelude to yet another few episodes of development for the Smith-Sanchez family...........................

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« Reply #825 on: October 06, 2017, 06:35:00 AM »
Just finished season 3 of Rick and Morty. Curious final episode, obviously some kind of prelude to yet another few episodes of development for the Smith-Sanchez family...........................

More Rick and Morty = good.   :)
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« Reply #826 on: October 06, 2017, 11:23:10 PM »
A few days ago there was an American Dad 24 hour marathon on our TNT Comedy channel here in Austria. Before last week the only channel to watch American Dad on was the Cartoon Network but it is shown in german only. Sorry, but not being able to watch it in english it looses in the translation big time. Now that American Dad is on the TNT Comedy channel, I can laugh and enjoy it as intended. Woo Hoo!



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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #828 on: October 07, 2017, 01:36:26 AM »


The Blacklist, season four

Started very weak but became much better halfway through with the Mr Kaplan story arc (and backstory) taking center stage.



American Gods, season one

Some facets of this were excellent (all the historical bits, the afterlife bits, all the stuff with the dead wife), but other aspects and story threads were silly and stylistically at odds.



Endeavour, season two

Superb
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #829 on: October 21, 2017, 07:11:14 AM »






All three seasons of Narcos in semi-binge mode.  The first two seasons of the true crime series focus on Pablo Escobar, and the third on the Cali cartel.  The first two seasons benefit from Wagner Moura's excellent work as the most famous Columbian drug lord.  All three seasons have lots of violence, and all three deal with the political vagaries and/or duplicitousness of the drug wars.  There's apparently a fourth season in the works about the Juarez cartel, but a location scout was shot and killed in Mexico, so who knows if it happens.  Production values are generally good, acting is generally good, and the mostly no-name actors, at least to English speaking viewers, along with the use of mostly Spanish, all work to make a satisfying viewing experience.  Some liberties are taken with history and politics, but that is to be expected.  Also, per one person involved with the action in real life, some liberties are taken with street level action.  For instance, in season three, one hapless fellow is torn apart by motorcycles tied to his four limbs by ropes.  In real life, Land Rovers were used.  At least the spirit is right.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #830 on: October 21, 2017, 05:56:44 PM »

Absolute genius, utterly captivating, moving...deeply affecting...brilliant production and performances...Frances Mcdormand does magic here! This is the kind of thing that doesn't happen on TV very often.   

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #831 on: October 29, 2017, 09:37:12 PM »
I gave up on the new Star Trek series pretty quickly  :laugh:


But I am being currently enticed by Mr Show:





with on/off pieces of:

Better Call Saul



and

Curb Your Enthusiasm





I've stayed away from Twin Peaks (after season three) and David Lynch for a while and continue to, so that I don't keep myself in one corner of the room  :laugh:

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #832 on: October 30, 2017, 09:31:21 AM »
Finished MindHunter on Netflix which was very good.
Now watching Stranger Things 2 on Netflix.
Sticking with The Walking Dead because I've survived this far...

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #833 on: October 30, 2017, 09:32:03 AM »
I’m still old school, and sporadically making my way through the second season of both Batman & Star Trek.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #834 on: October 30, 2017, 09:32:24 AM »
Finished MindHunter on Netflix which was very good.
Now watching Stranger Things 2 on Netflix.
Sticking with The Walking Dead because I've survived this far...

Cheers, laddie!
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #835 on: October 30, 2017, 09:38:44 AM »
Just finished season 3 of Rick and Morty. Curious final episode, obviously some kind of prelude to yet another few episodes of development for the Smith-Sanchez family...........................

PICKLE RICK!!!   ;D
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #836 on: November 06, 2017, 04:33:45 AM »

We're almost finished with this, my wife (who is Vietnamese) and I. Phew. We're on #8 (out of 10). Nothing I can say really does this justice. I guess the best I can do is say that it's worthwhile to look at this. Really worth the steep time-commitment.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #837 on: November 10, 2017, 01:46:40 PM »

     I'm watching the Neflix series The OA, which if you've seen Another Earth you'll expect to be somewhat unusual and hard to categorize. It comes from producer/writer/actor Brit Marling.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #838 on: November 10, 2017, 03:36:31 PM »

We're almost finished with this, my wife (who is Vietnamese) and I. Phew. We're on #8 (out of 10). Nothing I can say really does this justice. I guess the best I can do is say that it's worthwhile to look at this. Really worth the steep time-commitment.

Really looking forward to seeing that one. I watched this just the other day:



and thought it superb.

also watched recently:



rewatching season one of Boss made me admire it even more, and juxtaposing it with HoC highlighted what a far superior show it is in dealing with quite similar characters and scenarios, but appearing far more realistic and much better scripted.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #839 on: November 10, 2017, 06:10:45 PM »
Really looking forward to seeing that one. I watched this just the other day:



and thought it superb.
Yes that was really good.

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