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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 09-08-2018 07:29 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Currently watching the first season of The Good Place. At moments I feel it's a tad too goody-goody for me but then it goes ahead and makes a pretty solid politically incorrect in-your-face joke so I can appreciate that. It's a great series to watch with my girlfriend, especially when mixing it up with Better Call Saul, which turned into quite a heavy bit of weekly TV.
The series is about Eleanor, a woman who died and ended up in "The Good Place" (as opposed to The Bad Place). It turns out she wasn't supposed to go to The Good Place as she was a pretty mean person on Earth. She's now trying to learn how to be a good person without arousing suspicion so she can actually stay. The series just keeps throwing these ethical hardships into view that usually end up being resolved in a humorous manner but rarely have the desired outcome. Alas, you gotta see what happens because it's too easy to spoil it when trying to explain.
Kristen Bell plays the lead role and man is she adorable. Never heard of her before but I really like the way she portrays her character (and apparently, she really really likes sloths)




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PostPosted: 09-09-2018 10:30 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


It's a really good show and would recommend it to anyone.
It's very smartly written, does not resort to filler episodes (yet) and both Darcy Carden and Kristen Bell play their roles most excellently.




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PostPosted: 09-11-2018 01:23 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I'll 3rd that, it's a good one as Eraser said to watch with the significant other. Jokes, snarkiness, fun shit and good characters. decent all round




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PostPosted: 10-06-2018 12:07 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Currently watching the german mini series "Babylon Berlin".
It tells about life in Berlin in 1929 with the focus on political, societal and private issues.
It's a very well made affair, really high production value. The way it is told is a bit sloppy sometimes though. I would have wished for the parties' motives to have been better explained earlier on.

Had the opportunity to watch the first 5 minutes of a new Sky-production based on the world of german submarine film/book "Das Boot". That one looks interesting. Grim, dark and claustrophobic.




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PostPosted: 10-22-2018 05:38 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Just started Haunting of Hill House, pretty good writing and acting and some subtle spookiness.




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PostPosted: 10-26-2018 10:52 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Hill House is very good imo. Really spooky atmosphere with the odd well placed jump scare.




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PostPosted: 10-28-2018 06:19 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Making a Murderer Series 2




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PostPosted: 11-16-2018 03:39 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Any of you watching Manifest?
I am and wondering if I'll continue as it seems to be dragging somewhat.

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After a turbulent, but routine flight, the passengers and crew discover the world has aged five years, yet no time has passed for them, and soon a deeper mystery unfolds.
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PostPosted: 11-19-2018 04:44 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Don Carlos wrote:
Making a Murderer Series 2


That show is infuriating.




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PostPosted: 12-06-2018 10:17 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Well the free to air TV station stopped playing the Manifest series :smirk: Doesn't that make you mad?

Anyway, Re: Currently watching..... I have started watching that TV series called The Crown and up to episode 4. Looking good :up:

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Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.

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PostPosted: 12-07-2018 05:24 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Just finished up Get Shorty, the TV version with Chris O'Dowd from the IT Crowd. Highly recommended.




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PostPosted: 12-18-2018 12:51 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


1983 into 3 episodes... Not that bad.




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PostPosted: 12-20-2018 11:41 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Whiskey 7 wrote:
....looking forward to The Crown and will be starting at series 1 ...........


A really great mini series and I've just completed season 1 and started season 2.
Get a chance, watch it :up:



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PostPosted: 12-24-2018 01:42 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Lately I've been watching Frontier, The Last Kingdom, and Norsemen. All pretty decent.




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PostPosted: 12-26-2018 11:31 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Whiskey 7 wrote:
Whiskey 7 wrote:
....looking forward to The Crown and will be starting at series 1 ...........


A really great mini series and I've jJust completed season 1 and started season 2.
Get a chance, watch it :up:


Glad you are enjoying it, Whiskey :D




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PostPosted: 12-27-2018 11:53 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Don Carlos wrote:
lad you are enjoying it, Whiskey :D


Yes, it's great. Just finished season 2 episode 7.

Say, I hear there's a season 4 in the wind but anyone know if it is confirmed as yet?



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PostPosted: 12-27-2018 02:49 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


New Black Mirror episode/stand-alone movie tomorrow :up:




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PostPosted: 12-27-2018 08:39 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Captain Mazda wrote:
New Black Mirror episode/stand-alone movie tomorrow :up:



Maybe here ? https://thenewdaily.com.au/entertainmen ... rror-film/

You know I do have Black Mirror and some 3 seasons here on my PC :smirk:
Ah, a resolution for the New Year at last, that's to watch the show :D



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PostPosted: 12-28-2018 12:29 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Whiskey 7 wrote:
Don Carlos wrote:
lad you are enjoying it, Whiskey :D


Yes, it's great. Just finished season 2 episode 7.

Say, I hear there's a season 4 in the wind but anyone know if it is confirmed as yet?


Season 3 and 4 are in the works

It is intended to be a 6 season show, documenting the life of Lizzy and Phil




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PostPosted: 01-01-2019 02:48 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


It has been years on my HDD but I took time out to watch Pioneer One. Yes that one mentioned years ago by bitWISE. Wait.....

bitWISE wrote:
Donation funded bittorrent TV series

http://vodo.net/pioneerone

It's actually really good too. The pilot definitely has me hooked.


I was surprised to see that even though a budget production funded by donation it only lasted 6 episodes :( I was left looking for more.

Interesting and worth it IMO.

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PostPosted: 01-23-2019 02:55 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I forced myself through the last season of House of Cards. If you haven't seen it yet, don't bother. The whole thing has gone off the rails. The writing is bad, the ending is a joke and it's all such a garbled mess that most of the time I didn't really have a clue what was going on.




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PostPosted: 01-23-2019 03:00 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


That's a shame, that show was really good. :(




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PostPosted: 01-23-2019 04:31 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Well, to be honest, the show's been on a decline since s03, but s06 really sets a new low.




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PostPosted: 01-23-2019 07:22 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I watched it just because I was already 5 seasons deep, same rationale for sitting through the awful back half of Dexter.

The pacing in the first few episodes was so bad that I started doing other stuff while intermittently paying attention. HoC totally jumped the shark with the comical Putin clone in S03.




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PostPosted: 01-23-2019 07:29 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Season 3 of True Detective

3 episodes in and I’m really dig’n it...:up:




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PostPosted: 01-23-2019 07:40 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Didn't even know they were making a third season. Is it worth watching?




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PostPosted: 01-23-2019 02:51 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


It’s really good. I loved the first season, but season 2 was just ok. Season 3 feels more like season 1. Very ominous. The music is good, really sets the atmosphere.

My only complaint is it’s a little difficult to understand Mahershala. His voice is really deep and he talks soft. But the show is great so far...




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PostPosted: 01-28-2019 03:53 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Whiskey 7 wrote:
I am still enjoying the TV series Outlander and am finding season 3 (3 episodes in) very good. So if you like time travel conundrums give it a go.

Clicky


That was posted: 11-30-2017 10:50 AM :eek:

Just finished Outlander Season 4 :up: Really good story line, acting and sets. Watch it!
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PostPosted: 01-28-2019 05:38 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Whiskey 7 wrote:
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3. Re: Currently watching.... Me, still catching up on Vikings - a great show and if you haven't you should.


Aaaand... 2 years later I take Whiskey's advice... all caught up now... GREAT show. :up: :up: :up:




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PostPosted: 01-31-2019 06:05 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Been watching Murder Mountain in the mornings while I’m on the treadmill.

The fuck is going on in Humboldt county?




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PostPosted: 02-04-2019 12:01 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Castlevania season 2. Epic :up:




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PostPosted: 02-04-2019 08:26 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


So I started watching Russian Doll on Netflix last night.

I went in expecting it to be a movie, not realizing it was a series. First off, it's fucking awesome. Second, right when the first episode was ending, and I thought it was a movie, I thought to myself, wouldn't it be hilarious is the movie ended right here and bam the credits start rolling. I had a WTF moment until I realized another episode started aaand that's when I realized I wouldn't be getting much sleep that night. Holy crap, I had to force myself to stop watching so I could go to bed at 2am, it's fucking good.




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PostPosted: 02-04-2019 03:43 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Yeah, reckon I'll give that a look after I've gotten through Nightfliers... which looks the business, but has some deeply stupid plot points.




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PostPosted: 02-04-2019 08:37 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


xer0s wrote:
It’s really good. I loved the first season, but season 2 was just ok. Season 3 feels more like season 1. Very ominous. The music is good, really sets the atmosphere.

My only complaint is it’s a little difficult to understand Mahershala. His voice is really deep and he talks soft. But the show is great so far...


100% agree with everything you said. We're two episodes in and already hooked. Season 1 was one of the greatest TV shows of all time so I'm happy they've brought back the mood. I keep thinking Woody and Matthew are gonna show up at any moment.




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PostPosted: 02-05-2019 08:18 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Mat Linnett wrote:
Yeah, reckon I'll give that a look after I've gotten through Nightfliers... which looks the business, but has some deeply stupid plot points.


I finished Russian Doll last night. I liked most of it, they had one scene of pseudo sciency shit I was like ehh... Aside from that it was very enjoyable.




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