Author Topic: What TV series are you currently watching?  (Read 172357 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline jess

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 131
Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1660 on: January 13, 2020, 01:26:07 AM »
Part 2 gave us a very entertaining resolution to that cliffhanger... and honestly this whole story seems like an absolute game changer for the show. There's a change in direction, a new arc delving into Gallifreyan and Time Lord history. I really look forward to seeing where this is headed.
Episode 3 was called Orphan 55 and was written by Ed Hime. Now, Ed Hime's latest episode was...divisive, somehow, because of the sci fi concepts explored, and Orphan 55 also seems to have split the fandom into two camps in much the same way. I am glad to say that I really love Ed Hime's work for Doctor Who, and even if one or two of the plot devices were kinda rehashed from a classic episode or two I absolutely loved seeing the show do a post-apocalyptic story. That's a SF subgenre that it could always explore more and I can't think of many previous episodes which tackled the exact kind of disaster that led to this planet being the way it was.

Offline drogulus

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 7721
  • Gypsy, 1970
  • Location: Watertown, MA
Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1661 on: January 13, 2020, 07:53:24 AM »

     I'm watching the Wallander episodes with Rolf Lassgard playing the detective.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:56.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/56.0 Waterfox/56.2.13
      
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:64.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/64.0

Offline Tapio Dimitriyevich Shostakovich

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1255
  • Location: Germany, Ruhrgebiet
Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1662 on: January 13, 2020, 07:59:00 AM »
I'm watching the Wallander episodes with Rolf Lassgard playing the detective.

I adored Krister Henriksen here.

I watched an 8 episode series.
<- Avatar related.

Offline Daverz

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 5497
  • You can't fool me, it's turtles all the way down!
Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1663 on: January 13, 2020, 02:34:42 PM »
Just finished Star Trek: The Next Generation, which, I do not mind admitting, I thoroughly enjoyed.

Highly commend the whole run of Deep Space 9 to you, then, if you haven't watched it.

Offline SimonNZ

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 7239
  • Location: Christchurch, NZ
Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1664 on: January 13, 2020, 03:51:05 PM »


series two

glad to read there's a final wrap-up series three being made set in Liverpool

Offline k a rl h e nn i ng

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 53422
  • Et quid amabo nisi quod ænigma est?
    • Henningmusick
  • Location: Boston, Mass.
  • Currently Listening to:
    Shostakovich, D. Scarlattii, Stravinsky, JS Bach, Liszt, Martinů, Haydn, Henning
Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1665 on: January 14, 2020, 08:45:00 AM »
Highly commend the whole run of Deep Space 9 to you, then, if you haven't watched it.

Noted, thanks. At present, I'll take a bit of a breather from The Final Frontier, though  8)
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Offline SimonNZ

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 7239
  • Location: Christchurch, NZ
Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1666 on: January 24, 2020, 05:08:28 AM »


Game Of Thrones season eight

yeah, I'm with the people who were massively dissapointed by this

Offline j winter

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 521
  • Location: Newark, DE USA
Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1667 on: January 24, 2020, 08:04:23 AM »
Finished Pertwee, moving on to Baker (who just turned 85, bless 'im!).  Gotta love Britbox...



The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils.
The motions of his spirit are dull as night,
And his affections dark as Erebus.
Let no such man be trusted.

-- William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

Offline André

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 8047
  • Location: Laval, QC
Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1668 on: January 24, 2020, 08:36:55 AM »
This week I started season 2 of Sex Education. Gillian Anderson (X-Files) is as good as she was in season 1.

Offline Irons

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1393
  • Location: Surrey, UK
Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1669 on: January 27, 2020, 08:41:02 AM »
The Trial of Christine Keeler.

I initially got this wrong. The Trial of Christine Keeler has been brilliant and I have been transfixed by the series. You can only draw one conclusion that the British establishment, law enforcement and politicians during the early 1960's were borderline evil. Due to spying allegations a report of the affair was commissioned by the Government for Lord Denning. When the then Prime Minister John Major read the report he made the decision that the contents will not be made public for a further 70 years instead of the usual 30 year rule. A lot to hide.

Andrew Lloyd Webber met up with Mandy Rice-Davies when writing his musical "Stephen Ward". He said, she turned up on my doorstep in London and said with a glint in her eye "My life has been a slow descent into respectability".
You must have a very good opinion of yourself to write a symphony - John Ireland.

Offline Roy Bland

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 201
  • God listens short prayers
  • Location: molise
Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1670 on: January 27, 2020, 09:05:21 AM »

Offline Fëanor

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1079
  • Shostie fan
  • Location: London, Ontario
Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1671 on: January 28, 2020, 01:10:14 PM »
The New Pope ~ Director: Paolo Sorrentino.  Starring: John Malkovich, Silvio Orlando, Jude Law, Cécile de France, Javier Cámara, et al.

For me this is a solid 8/10.  IMDB 8.2.  Metacritic 63, viewers: tbd.  Rotten Tomatoes 88%, viewers 85%.

The New Pope is effectively Season 2 of the The Young Pope.  This later series even more that the first is clever, ironic, droll, and generously sprinkled with accents of the surreal.  I say don't miss it.

By the way, reading some of the critics' reviews at Metacritic, I'd say many missed the point.

« Last Edit: January 28, 2020, 01:22:33 PM by Fëanor »

Offline milk

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 2992
  • Location: usa
Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1672 on: January 29, 2020, 02:11:45 AM »

I mean, come on!

Offline milk

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 2992
  • Location: usa
Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1673 on: January 29, 2020, 02:19:17 AM »

I watched a few minutes of this. It's not for me. Just my two cents but ST is not what it once was. It's just too broad, too laborious or strained, too much trying to create some kind of arc, and not nerdy enough. I guess it's a bit silly to say, seeing as how this is the um-teenth iteration of the ST universe, but it feels very tired, uninventive, etc. I don't like any of the SF I see now-a-days. I think there's not the inventiveness there used to be in TV. Battlestar Galactica was a very creative show, at least aesthetically and thematically, though it could be very annoying at times. Everything feels very safe to me these days. There is so much that could be done I wonder why TV has become so lame.   

Offline stingo

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1008
Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1674 on: February 02, 2020, 05:27:23 AM »
Current: The Arrowverse, Harley Quinn, The Twilight Zone (Original)

Recently Finished: Wu Assassins

Offline Roy Bland

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 201
  • God listens short prayers
  • Location: molise
Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1675 on: February 12, 2020, 05:43:27 PM »

Offline George

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 5857
  • Hey Bert!
Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1676 on: February 12, 2020, 06:46:20 PM »
"I can't live without music, because music is life." - Yvonne Lefébure

Offline André

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 8047
  • Location: Laval, QC
Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1677 on: February 13, 2020, 06:40:42 AM »


Set in mid-Wales. Reminds me of my favourite murder/mystery series, Shetland. Great sense of atmosphere. The Brits have a knack for using nature and its scenery, like overcast skies and rugged landscapes.

Offline Papy Oli

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 4898
Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1678 on: February 13, 2020, 07:21:41 AM »
Oh indeed, Hinterland is just brilliant, André ! Slow yet gripping, and yes, magnificient use of the landscapes and atmospheres of Wales. All 3 series are recommended. Never watched Shetland, might have to remedy to that.
Olivier

Offline Papy Oli

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 4898
Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #1679 on: February 13, 2020, 07:33:05 AM »
Halfway through Goods Omens on the BBC. Nonsensical sarcastic fun, great over the top acting by Tennant and Sheen...Recommended, even it feels at times a bit flat.




Also finished watching "Who killed Little Gregory" about the murder of Gregory, a 4 year old kid in France in the mid 80's.. and its infamous subsequent investigation, among a torn family, with the excesses of the press, lawyers, judges... A difficult watch but a detailed and harrowing telling of one of the most atrocious murder in France's recent history.

Olivier