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Offline OrchestralNut

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2740 on: April 10, 2022, 12:00:41 PM »



Severance on Apple+, which just got picked up for a second season. Fantastic show.

Four episodes in and really enjoying this unique one, Greg!

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2742 on: April 11, 2022, 05:02:00 AM »
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2743 on: April 11, 2022, 10:28:51 AM »
Four episodes in and really enjoying this unique one, Greg!

That's great, glad you're enjoying it! And keep going, it only gets better.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2744 on: April 16, 2022, 06:58:46 AM »



The fifth season of Better Call Saul.  I always wait until the show pops up on Netflix to watch it, and as such it has been a couple years since I watched the last season.  The whole thing has run out of gas.  It has now been fourteen years since Breaking Bad started (twelve when this season aired), and that ends up being a major liability.  One is treated to a 70-something Mike taking on a gang of thugs a couple times, something that in the real world would end badly for an unarmed elderly person very quickly.  It is impossible to suspend disbelief during a few different sequences, and to ignore the ravages of time.  Also, like the original show, some of the storylines have become more preposterous, and the whole thing lacks dramatic salience.  Look and dialogue and acting are all still of a high order, but the show is long in the tooth.  I can't even imagine what watching this show and then Breaking Bad in chronological order might be like, with a bizarre Benjamin Button effect.  I will not be finding out.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2745 on: April 16, 2022, 02:28:34 PM »



The fifth season of Better Call Saul.  I always wait until the show pops up on Netflix to watch it, and as such it has been a couple years since I watched the last season.  The whole thing has run out of gas.  It has now been fourteen years since Breaking Bad started (twelve when this season aired), and that ends up being a major liability.  One is treated to a 70-something Mike taking on a gang of thugs a couple times, something that in the real world would end badly for an unarmed elderly person very quickly.  It is impossible to suspend disbelief during a few different sequences, and to ignore the ravages of time.  Also, like the original show, some of the storylines have become more preposterous, and the whole thing lacks dramatic salience.  Look and dialogue and acting are all still of a high order, but the show is long in the tooth.  I can't even imagine what watching this show and then Breaking Bad in chronological order might be like, with a bizarre Benjamin Button effect.  I will not be finding out.

I'm still enjoying it, though.  Granted, the aging of the actors is painfully obvious.

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« Reply #2747 on: April 17, 2022, 02:51:02 AM »


After Peaky Blinders and Killing Eve, our third final series in less than 10 days, with BBC's The Split (final 3rd season), following a family of divorce lawyers, in their own love triangles, family dramas and joys.

An easier TV fare maybe, yet still gripping and greatly acted throughout the cast. Nicola Walker and Stephen Mangan (a favourite in our household) are really top notch.

Weird feeling to have reached the end of the road with those three great TV programmes of the last few years, at least with 3 satisfying endings.
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« Reply #2748 on: April 17, 2022, 12:49:35 PM »


Girlfriend and I have been enjoying the dark humor and crazy hijinks of this show. 
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2749 on: April 19, 2022, 05:26:31 AM »
Second time around. Still good viewing!

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2750 on: April 19, 2022, 06:48:16 AM »
Still watching the new seasons of NCIS & Blue Bloods as the episodes are released, and re-watching Major Crimes but a new addition:

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014) by Ken Burns - 7 episodes (Source) - streaming off our PBS app on Apple TV - excellent and highly recommended, if the topic is of interest.  Dave :)

 

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2751 on: April 30, 2022, 07:34:05 AM »
Ranking of Kings. An instant medieval fantasy favorite for me, as in Slayers tier. It's a classic "weak to strong" shounen anime with something of an One-Punch Man approach to power levels, plenty of twists to fairytale archetypes, lots of heart and kind of an indie flavor for a shounen. There's also quite a bit of plot armor, which manages to keep things heartwarming despite all the bloodshed and tragedy involved. I think the opening sums up this series' charm pretty well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2C4kwwmZno

I'm really hoping for a second season, the ending feels like a first act conclusion and it still has a lot of potential.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2752 on: April 30, 2022, 12:42:38 PM »


I didn’t expect to like this, but I did. The pressure of performing, living up to expectations and keeping up appearances for young, privileged teens. I thought the acting was superb. The great Pernilla August gives a great performance, turning a cameo role into an important secondary one.

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2753 on: April 30, 2022, 01:46:38 PM »
Second time around. Still good viewing!

I'm waiting for season 2;  don't know if that will ever happen.

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« Reply #2754 on: May 10, 2022, 05:30:36 AM »



The Outlaws.  Stephen Merchant’s BBC/Amazon show, in which he stars as part of an ensemble cast, briefly follows the lives of a widely disparate group of people assigned public service in Bristol for petty crimes.  It’s a motley crew, including young kids of varying levels of promise, a couple middle aged people at their own crossroads, an inept lawyer (Merchant), a gorgeous woman of immense privilege, and a cagey old American conman, played by Christopher Walken.  Some of the writing and dialogue is quite good, and the show dares to accuse UK police of systemic racism (who knew?), but the show tips over into way too heavy material that doesn’t really ring true.  All the actors do well enough, with the old hands actually not getting all the screen time.  For me, the best bit was the cameo by Richard E Grant, playing the gorgeous Eleanor Tomlinson’s father.  It’s decidedly OK.
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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2756 on: May 11, 2022, 10:57:23 AM »


Finished both seasons of the Israeli Prisoners Of War (the one Homeland is based on) and found it very good

Also Travellers, which was much better than I expected it to be


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« Reply #2757 on: May 12, 2022, 01:38:45 AM »
I also enjoyed Travelers. The time travelling being from the future back to our present avoided all those cliched trips back to those historical events we all know and loathe. :)

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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2758 on: May 13, 2022, 02:04:47 AM »
My wife and I are currently watching the dating show Naked Attraction. “Attraction” is perhaps too strong a word but we find it holds a certain vile fascination. :o


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Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Reply #2759 on: May 15, 2022, 04:08:54 AM »



The fifth season of Better Call Saul.  I always wait until the show pops up on Netflix to watch it, and as such it has been a couple years since I watched the last season.  The whole thing has run out of gas.  It has now been fourteen years since Breaking Bad started (twelve when this season aired), and that ends up being a major liability.  One is treated to a 70-something Mike taking on a gang of thugs a couple times, something that in the real world would end badly for an unarmed elderly person very quickly.  It is impossible to suspend disbelief during a few different sequences, and to ignore the ravages of time.  Also, like the original show, some of the storylines have become more preposterous, and the whole thing lacks dramatic salience.  Look and dialogue and acting are all still of a high order, but the show is long in the tooth.  I can't even imagine what watching this show and then Breaking Bad in chronological order might be like, with a bizarre Benjamin Button effect.  I will not be finding out.
I’ve been watching it but not really enjoying it. There’s so little to watch these days, IMO. Many people go on about this show and compare it favorably to BB. I just don’t get it. BB was a ground breaking show and a really novel story and type of story-telling. BCS is not. I don’t hate it but it’s a little like eating stale toast when you’re hungry and the kitchen is empty. I think it says a lot of about the lack of new ideas and about just how inundated we are with watered-down choices - that this gets so much attention.