What TV series are you currently watching?

Started by Wakefield, April 26, 2015, 06:16:35 PM

Previous topic - Next topic

0 Members and 4 Guests are viewing this topic.

VonStupp

Doctor Who, Series 11 & 12 (2018-2020)
Jodie Whittaker

Coming off of series 1-10 of the rebooted Doctor Who, what a tonal change!

Most notable, the picture quality is more filmic. But also, it seems the world is a serious sci-fi drama with an eccentric dropped in the middle of it. This is different from the candy-pop Doctor Who world where everyone is in on the joke. This aspect lightens up for Series 12.

There is also the fact this is now an ensemble piece rather than Doctor Who as the central figure. Three others regularly accompany her on travels, and each have their own motivations and issues. I appreciate the effort to try and shake up the status quo in a very long-running show.
VS

"All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff."

George



Enjoying the first few episodes of this new show.
"I can't live without music, because music is life." - Yvonne Lefébure

DavidW

Quote from: VonStupp on February 03, 2024, 04:51:51 AMThere is also the fact this is now an ensemble piece rather than Doctor Who as the central figure. Three others regularly accompany her on travels, and each have their own motivations and issues. I appreciate the effort to try and shake up the status quo in a very long-running show.
VS

That sounds refreshing because even while I've been enjoying my rewatch of the Who reboot, it does get tiring how the doctor's companions swoon over him and how he is always like "I'm the most brilliant guy in the room!"

Check out this parody of Doctor Who!


VonStupp

Quote from: DavidW on February 03, 2024, 06:09:28 AMThat sounds refreshing because even while I've been enjoying my rewatch of the Who reboot, it does get tiring how the doctor's companions swoon over him and how he is always like "I'm the most brilliant guy in the room!"

Check out this parody of Doctor Who!

Ha!

I haven't gotten to S13 yet, but it appears to be heading back in its old direction. I suppose it is inevitable considering DW's role in the universe.
VS
"All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff."

SimonNZ



Vicky McClure has been great the whole way through, but she is amazing is this series. Should have all her scenes in '88 taught in acting classes.

Ian

I've been rewatching Good Omens. It's one of the best series I've seen in years.

drogulus

    I'm watching The Flame Trees Of Thika with Hayley Mills, David Robb, Holly Aird and Twinkle.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:123.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/123.0
      
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:109.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/115.0

Karl Henning

Finished Kevin Hershberger's mini-series, The Civil War. Informative and enjoyable. More about Reconstruction than I recall from the superb Ken Burns film. Quite depressing, the ingenuity shown by Southern States in repressing the Blacks in spite of Emancipation. Sets the stage for the sustained bigotry of our day.
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

Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: drogulus on February 04, 2024, 04:32:38 PMI'm watching The Flame Trees Of Thika with Hayley Mills, David Robb, Holly Aird and Twinkle.


What is it about...without going into very much detail (please).

PD

drogulus

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on February 05, 2024, 03:02:43 PMWhat is it about...without going into very much detail (please).

PD

    It's about a girl growing up in Kenya on a farm with the story beginning in 1914, and it's based on the life of the author.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:123.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/123.0
      
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:109.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/115.0

DavidW

I've now finished season 2 of the Dr Who reboot.  A good satisfying closure for Rose Tyler.  It was a memorable end that I remembered clearly from when I first watched it. 

Karl Henning

Finished Kevin Harberger's mini-series, The Civil War. Informative and enjoyable. More on the Restoration than I remember there being in the superb Ken Burns film. Genuinely depressing to learn of the ingenuity the Southerners showed in their efforts to undermine the freedom of African Americans. It certainly sets the stage for understanding 21st century American bigotry.
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

George

"I can't live without music, because music is life." - Yvonne Lefébure

Karl Henning

That is an almost painful word. 
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

krummholz

Quote from: drogulus on February 04, 2024, 04:32:38 PMI'm watching The Flame Trees Of Thika with Hayley Mills, David Robb, Holly Aird and Twinkle.



I found this series really enchanting when I first saw it on PBS, decades ago...

VonStupp

Doctor Who: Series 13 (2021)
Jodie Whittaker

About to finally be caught up (this season is short). Of all the rebooted New Who series, this one reminded me most of Old Who.
VS

"All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff."

Iota



Season 2 now on the iPlayer, absolutely reeking of menace and class. Two episodes in, superb hardly covers it.

DavidW

Finished S3 of new Who!  I hated that Daleks two parter.  But the rest of the season is fire with that amazing episode Blink (one of the best of the series) starring a very young Carey Mulligan.  And of course the three parter with the Master!



Karl Henning

Finished my second pass of Ken Burns' Civil War. I've now started season four of Twilight Zone. Charles Beaumont's "In His Image" is a brilliant start to this poor stepchild of a season. 
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

Pohjolas Daughter

Any fans here of "All Creatures Great and Small"?

PD