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Re: The Return of the Usual TV Shows

PostWed Nov 16, 2016 7:48 pm

tunstall wrote:Westworld anyone?


Brilliant!
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Re: The Return of the Usual TV Shows

PostWed Nov 16, 2016 9:00 pm

YodaTheCoder wrote:
tunstall wrote:Westworld anyone?


Brilliant!



Have to agree - just seems to get better with each show.
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Re: The Return of the Usual TV Shows

PostThu Nov 17, 2016 8:50 am

i'll start watching it once Season 1 is all done
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PostFri Nov 18, 2016 11:37 pm

The latest Westworld was the hook I was waiting for as a twist - just a matter of the target (deliberately vague so no spoilers).
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PostMon Nov 21, 2016 1:36 pm

We've just started Westworld. 2 episodes in an really enjoying it. Lots of intrigue and subtlety.

Should be interesting to see where they take it.
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PostWed Nov 23, 2016 3:26 pm

Finished the third series of BLACK MIRROR, thought all episodes had a good idea at their core but some were better than others. Best one for me is the 2nd episode with the augmented reality horror house in it.

The lass from Loftus (or wherever it was) who is in Game of Thrones is in the 6th episode and uses pretty much her normal Boro accent
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PostFri Nov 25, 2016 8:43 pm

terminaljunkie wrote:If you like really quirky stuff (and Douglas Adams) then give the new Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency 2016 show a watch. Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett cook up a very strange, beguiling and funny take on Adams Holistic detective.

I really enjoyed the opener.


This is superb in parts, quite the most zany thing I've seen in years!
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PostTue Dec 06, 2016 1:32 pm

Nothing to add other than wondering if I can 'kill' this thread like all the others.
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PostTue Dec 06, 2016 10:32 pm

So, it's you is it :)

BTW - Planet Earth 2...simply wonderful stuff
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PostFri Dec 09, 2016 12:22 am

Westworld...stunning conclusion to a great series.

I was a little frustrated by some of the characters who were drawn so weakly in stark contrast to the main protagonists, and some of the writing was a bit limp mid series, but it did regain its composure and the finale - as stated - was brilliant.

If as in many cases life imitates art, and AI has many of the big brains worried, it could be future tense...food for thought at least.
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PostFri Dec 09, 2016 9:00 am

Question for Westworld - is it suitable or appealling to WAGs? Going to start watching it next week, don't know whether to try the wife with it or just proceed on my own
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PostFri Dec 09, 2016 10:37 am

Well my wife is watching it and likes it but not as much as I...try the first one together - if she isn't in to it get her to bail and plough on...some violence and a lot of nudity but nothing on the scale of GoT or Walking Dead.
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Re: The Return of the Usual TV Shows

PostFri Dec 09, 2016 10:57 am

I was a tiny bit disappointed with the ending of Westworld. Lots of questions answered but plenty remain. The series started slowly but it needed it to be. The last 5 episodes were incredible and the story developed much quicker than at the start. Its well set up for the next series and I for one cant wait. Easily the best thing I've watched on telly this year.

My missus loved it, as did a couple of her mates, but they all like a bit of sci-fi so they were always going to.
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PostFri Dec 16, 2016 12:12 am

Ash vs Evil Dead

Love this show - Season 2 just ended and unfortunately it was a mess with plot-holes you could steer a planet through, that said it is all laughs and slapstick when it isn't gore and I love it, the asylum piece in this was as funny a thing as I've seen in years.

Apparently just reading that there are 'creative differences' that affected the ending and the show may have new people at the helm for season 3, which would explain the last episode somewhat!
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Re: The Return of the Usual TV Shows

PostTue Dec 20, 2016 10:39 am

Watched series 3 of BATES MOTEL, not entirely sure where it's going but it decent enough to watch

Watched series 2 of THE DETECTORISTS, pretty much the same as the first, enjoyable although not sure exactly why

New documentary series on Netflix called CAPTIVE, about hostage situations, the first was excellent about a riot in a prison in USA, the 2nd and 3rd have been ok
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PostFri Jan 06, 2017 2:08 pm

Finished watching THE CROWN, enjoyed it more than I thought I would and it educated me on the Royal family.

Watched Series 2 of HUMANS, it wasn't as good as the first series but both are worth watching - the very first episode is still one of the best opening episodes of any show I have seen.
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PostSat Jan 14, 2017 8:26 am

Watched SAFE HOUSE, a four parter that was on ITV last year, its on Netflix now. Stars Christopher Ecclestone who is excellent as usual, some good supporting actors and a decent story. Worth a watch if you want something quick
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PostTue Jan 17, 2017 10:26 am

Watched CAR SHARE which was on BBC a couple of years ago I think, I'm not particularly ar5ed about Peter Kay but thought this was very good, funny and touching in places and reflective of just normal life. 6 x 30min episodes
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Re: The Return of the Usual TV Shows

PostThu Jan 26, 2017 9:40 am

Watched all four series of THE THICK OF IT over the last couple of months (all on Netflix) it is very funny, Peter Capaldi is excellent in it. Very much like Veep (which I think was based on it) and very fast like Arrested Development.
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PostTue Jan 31, 2017 7:50 am

LTS_3 wrote:Watched series 2 of THE DETECTORISTS, pretty much the same as the first, enjoyable although not sure exactly why



:mrgreen:

Pretty much my opinion on this as well - I really liked both series of it, but find it difficult to recommend it to others. Very easy watching.
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PostThu Feb 02, 2017 2:50 pm

Watched THE AFFAIR Season 3, not as good as the first two unfortunately, but has been renewed for S4
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PostWed Feb 08, 2017 8:36 am

Watched Season 1 of THE GOOD PLACE, a comedy starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. Kept seeing it in lists of the best shows of 2016 etc so gave it a go - wife was well into it and we ended up watching all 13 episodes in three nights. It's not hilarious or anything but it's easy to watch with a few laughs, written by a bloke who worked on Parks & Recreation and The Office US
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PostWed Feb 15, 2017 9:31 pm

The Leftovers has been confirmed for 16th April.
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PostThu Feb 16, 2017 4:05 am

i'm probably the last person in the entire world to get round to watching Game Of Thrones

i'm sat offshore and had nothing to do for over a week now so decided to finally watch it

i watched ALL of Season 1 in one shift

i have just finished Season 3....4 days after starting from the beginning!

excellent stuff so far - its good to see they're not afraid to kill off any of the main characters
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PostThu Feb 16, 2017 8:29 am

Grimm back for its last season, only 12 for this season, 5 already aired.

Going to watch legion.
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Re: The Return of the Usual TV Shows

PostThu Feb 16, 2017 10:16 am

Legion started strongly - good first episode which kept you thinking about the way it would develop.
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PostFri Feb 24, 2017 2:48 pm

Having watched the first four episodes when they were shown on BBC, then not seeing any more, finally watched the rest of the remaining ones of AMERICAN CRIME STORY: PEOPLE VS OJ SIMPSON. Thought it was excellent. Some very good actors in it playing good parts. Amazing to see how close the actors look to the real-life people on the photos at the end
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Re: The Return of the Usual TV Shows

PostThu Mar 02, 2017 9:48 am

Will Smith's upcoming Netflix thing...

Bright
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PostFri Mar 03, 2017 2:42 pm

Was sick of seeing FREAKS AND GEEKS in every list of the best tv shows of all time, noticed it on Netflix so watched it. Enjoyed it - I think I would have enjoyed it more at the time it came out 99/00. Proved to be a good stepping stone for a few actors Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, James Franco, Busy Phillips and Linda Cardellini who I would have been in love with if I had watched it when it was first on (she's in Bloodline now).

It's nowhere near the leagues of THE best shows though, I would imagine nostalgia on the part of the people who compile the lists and were probably at the right age when it came out
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PostSun Mar 19, 2017 10:38 am

Anyone tried Iron Fist yet? I've watched two and a half episodes but it's not won me over, but I'm kind of invested in the whole Defenders project (DD and JJ were good) so I'm carrying on.

Little homeless aryan boy giving everyone unconvincing lectures on chi and Bhuddism isn't doing it for me, though.
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PostSun Mar 19, 2017 9:35 pm

Watched 2 and it feels very lightweight - I preferred Alexandra Bastedo and the two blokes who received mystical powers from some Himalayan monks in 'The Champions', though I suspect that will have been a bit too far back for many :mrgreen:

Legion is better though it is seriously weird at times and sees to be hung up on a theme at the moment.
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PostMon Mar 20, 2017 8:58 am

Watched the full season (8 episodes) of THE OA over three nights over the weekend. The first episode is one of the best openings of a show I've seen, best one since Humans. I enjoyed it, it's nuts like but I guess some things you just like - lad at work said its the best thing he's seen since The Leftovers, it feels a bit like that somehow and it's definitely very good. Second season being made apparently. Would definitely recommend to watch, just go with it and don't expect to know all the answers at the end

Watched THE REPLACEMENT a three parter on BBC1 - the first two episodes were very good, the last one just went completely crazy and implausible

Watching on a weekly basis:
INSIDE NO. 9 which is very good
BROADCHURCH S3 enjoying it
GIRLS which has lost it's way and I'm glad its the last season
MODERN FAMILY which is still class
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PostFri Mar 24, 2017 9:42 am

Last ever grimm to be aired tonight.
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PostMon Mar 27, 2017 8:38 am

Watched LAST CHANCE U on Netflix - if you like american football or liked Friday Night Lights, it's like a real life version of that, six part documentary follows a school in Mississippi where players who have been kicked out of big schools go to get back on track hoping to get drafted by an NCAA college team. Very good
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Re: The Return of the Usual TV Shows

PostThu Mar 30, 2017 10:47 pm

Legion - brilliant but flat out very weird in places. It certainly will not be for everyone and with its sometimes absurd premise and without doubt a muddled self-indulgent episode (or maybe two) many may just give up, but if you stick with it there are rewards.

Me I'd give it 8.5/10 but I like SciFi and a sense of an eclectic mix...bring it on.
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PostFri Apr 07, 2017 4:34 pm

So the Rick and Morty opening was good, yeah? Looking forward to the rest.
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PostMon Apr 10, 2017 8:20 am

Watched all 7 episodes of BIG LITTLE LIES over three nights last week with the wife, enjoyed it. The houses/location are incredible. Some big names in it - Reece Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Tarzan. Good story, acting and conclusion
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PostThu Apr 27, 2017 8:23 am

Watched all of 13 REASONS WHY on Netflix with the wife over a week. Both struggled to get into it, after the first one we both said that we were outside the target audience - it's set in a highschool and for me is aimed at 14-18 year olds, being 36 I'm slightly outside of that demographic!

Anyway, continued with it cos articles about it kept popping up on my social media, so I wanted to see what the fuss was about. It does pick up around episode 8 onwards.

Deals with some really important issues such as drugs, alcohol, bullying, rape and suicide. I think if I had a kid who was of this age I would suggest they watch it, although they would probably already seen it a couple of months ago

Was surprised at the suicide scene, I'm pretty numb to anything shown on tv and movies these days but the way it was done and the fact that you had seen the character for the whole series and was building up to that bit, it actually knocked me sick tbh

Would probably find it hard to recommend to people on here given everyone's ages, but it definitely raises some important issues and would get younger people thinking about consequences of their actions

The main lad is going to be massive, was in Don't Breathe which was the best horror film of last year
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PostThu Apr 27, 2017 11:28 am

I heard the suicide scene was quite controversial, isn't "don't show it, you'll give them ideas" something of a cardinal rule for suicide prevention charities?
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PostThu Apr 27, 2017 12:23 pm

I was thinking its not gonna show it, its not gonna show it, and then it just didnt cut away .. so to speak
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PostSat Apr 29, 2017 8:46 pm

Preacher Season 2 starts 25th June
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PostMon May 01, 2017 10:58 pm

American Gods S01E01

Holy fucking shit what did I just watch?
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PostTue May 02, 2017 8:16 am

Read that it was good, will prob wait til all episodes are out til I watch it. If it takes off, Ricky Whittle has done well, another one from Hollyoaks to get into a big show (Nathalie Emmanuel in GoT being the other big one)
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PostWed May 03, 2017 3:25 pm

Excellent new documentary on Netflix OKLAHOMA CITY. Its about Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma bombing primarily, but also goes through Ruby Ridge, Waco and white supremacists to get there
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PostFri May 12, 2017 11:30 am

Watched S12 of IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA on Netflix, same as always a couple of duff episodes and a few that are absolutely class. Still got legs in it but probably one last season would do it
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PostSat May 13, 2017 8:15 am

It's commissioned for two more, but they're not sure when they're doing it. "Extended hiatus" is what they're calling it - here

Hey, Master of None is back. And the acting is dreadful. Ansari yelling his way through conversations in Italian is as excrutiating as it is in English.

Edit 2: Finished the second season of Sense8 on Netflix. Now that they don't have to worry about explaining the concept and can just get on with things it's a lot better. Less weird orgy scenes and slow-mo vista porn, more high concept sci-fi conspiracy nonsense and Doona Bae kicking people in the head. Smashing.
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PostSun May 21, 2017 8:10 pm

Twin Peaks starts again tomorrow Season 3 after a bloody long time 8)
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PostThu May 25, 2017 8:10 am

Watched Season 2 of MASTER OF NONE and afraid to say it was nowhere near as good as the first. Only saved for me by the nice Italian actress and Gyp Rosetti from Boardwalk Empire

Have started S2 of TWIN PEAKS before I watch the new series, four episodes in and I have no idea what is going on and am reading an episode guide after each episode to try and get any remote understanding of it :roll: :lol:
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PostThu May 25, 2017 8:51 am

LTS_3 wrote:Only saved for me by the nice Italian actress


Yes. I've not finished the series yet, but she is always a highlight.
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PostSun May 28, 2017 1:56 am

"Have started S2 of TWIN PEAKS before I watch the new series, four episodes in and I have no idea what is going on and am reading an episode guide after each episode to try and get any remote understanding of it"

Blue Rose, a guy who sprays shovels, doppelgangers now numbering two who both barf something putrid, an agent who appears from a tortured looking electrical outlet, scenes from a casino with Mr Jackpot, a man who having returned to the world has no place or rational mind in it? David Lynch's character states he "I don’t understand this situation at all" - well fucked be I...welcome to the party pal, this came out of your head.

I am enjoying the immersion in surrealism and the madness that Lynch brings to everything he touches, but aghast at the guys landscape - he paints with no fathomable reason and his canvas seems unlimited. This will be a hell of a ride.
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