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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #450 on: July 21, 2018, 04:12:05 PM »
Just finished watching the first season of The Good Place on Netflix. Astonishingly good! I had caught a random bit of an episode once on tv and was totally confused about the show. Definitely has to be watched from the beginning to make sense.

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #451 on: July 21, 2018, 04:56:10 PM »
Just finished watching the first season of The Good Place on Netflix. Astonishingly good! I had caught a random bit of an episode once on tv and was totally confused about the show. Definitely has to be watched from the beginning to make sense.
Yesss! The Good Place is so outrageously good.  Just rewatched the first season with my girlfriend and it's even better on rewatch.

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #452 on: July 22, 2018, 02:40:57 PM »
Just came across a couple of newer series that are available on Hulu that I have been enjoying.

"Cloak and Dagger" is another Marvel series, this one set in New Orleans. I would say it's darker than Agent Carter or Agents of Shield, but not nearly so dark as the Netflix New York series. The protagonists are teens--a white girl and a black guy--who get powers in the same incident as a kid, and are now looking for justice for their family members who died. The two leads have really nice chemistry together, and it's neat to see a setting that's not New York, Los Angeles, or Toronto/Vancouver pretending to be various places. (The series actually filmed in Louisiana.) Two caveats--the series doesn't really get going until the two kids start working together, although they meet up occasionally earlier, and that's not until about episode six. Also, nobody in the series has any kind of Cajun or even Southern accent. (I assume maybe the young leads couldn't pull it off, and the producers decided it would be less obvious if no one had an accent.) I live close enough to New Orleans, and know enough people from the area, that it weirds me out that even older characters who have supposedly lived in the area their whole lives are accent-free.

"Take Two" is a detective series which reminds me a lot of the old series like Scarecrow and Mrs. King and Remington Steele that you don't really see much any more. A washed-up TV star ends up working with a private detective at his agency. It's very light and fun and Rachel Bilson, who plays the TV star, is charming as heck and manages to be convincing as someone who is simultaneously very sharp and kind of an airhead.

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #453 on: July 22, 2018, 07:09:00 PM »
Thanks to those who recommended The Tick and Dirty money, loved them both!

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #454 on: July 23, 2018, 07:33:38 AM »
just finished season 4 of house of cards. not quite as dramatic considering the current political atmosphere. still good though.

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #455 on: July 31, 2018, 03:24:29 PM »
I still need to catch up on Sense 8 and Stranger Things...have the second season to watch for both of them. Oh, and Westworld.

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #456 on: July 31, 2018, 03:50:35 PM »
Iíve been watching Star Trek the original series on Hulu.  Wow did they ever do a spectacular job cleaning up the image and improving the special effects.  Gives the whole show a more serious and less kitschy feel.  Iím almost through all 29 episodes of season 1 and itís much better than I remember it.  Dated, sure.  But still with some cool insights into human nature.  In some respects the fact that this show was actually on the air in 1967 is astonishing. 

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #457 on: July 31, 2018, 04:39:26 PM »
Iíve been watching Star Trek the original series on Hulu.  Wow did they ever do a spectacular job cleaning up the image and improving the special effects.  Gives the whole show a more serious and less kitschy feel.  Iím almost through all 29 episodes of season 1 and itís much better than I remember it.  Dated, sure.  But still with some cool insights into human nature.  In some respects the fact that this show was actually on the air in 1967 is astonishing.
On H&I channel they run the original series at 8pm week nights.  Stands the test of time.

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #458 on: July 31, 2018, 05:58:02 PM »
Iíve been watching Star Trek the original series on Hulu.  Wow did they ever do a spectacular job cleaning up the image and improving the special effects.  Gives the whole show a more serious and less kitschy feel.  Iím almost through all 29 episodes of season 1 and itís much better than I remember it.  Dated, sure.  But still with some cool insights into human nature.  In some respects the fact that this show was actually on the air in 1967 is astonishing.
I think I recall George Takei talking about it taking on a lot of gender/race issues that seemed progressive for the time, either directly or metaphorically (with the aliens).

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #459 on: August 01, 2018, 01:15:23 PM »
I still need to catch up on Sense 8 and Stranger Things...have the second season to watch for both of them. Oh, and Westworld.

The second series of Sense8 was pretty decent.   The finale "movie" was a sh*tshow.   Terrible plot and bad writing.

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #460 on: August 01, 2018, 03:02:12 PM »
Iíve been watching Star Trek the original series on Hulu.  Wow did they ever do a spectacular job cleaning up the image and improving the special effects.  Gives the whole show a more serious and less kitschy feel.  Iím almost through all 29 episodes of season 1 and itís much better than I remember it.  Dated, sure.  But still with some cool insights into human nature.  In some respects the fact that this show was actually on the air in 1967 is astonishing.
I think I recall George Takei talking about it taking on a lot of gender/race issues that seemed progressive for the time, either directly or metaphorically (with the aliens).

Yes, I have to imagine it didn't go over too well with the a lot of America at the time.  But even beyond that, at least in the 1st season I've spotted several Shakespeare references (some very explicit), references to Milton, Hobbes, John Stuart Mill, and others that escape me at the moment.  Clearly the writers of the show were well educated (or self taught).  But there's lots of stuff that's referenced obliquely and you'd only catch it if you've read/experienced it yourself previously.  Good stuff.

On the 2nd season now.  If anything it looks even better than the first.  Plots aren't as strong though (at least not yet, here's hoping it elevates a bit as it goes).

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #461 on: August 01, 2018, 03:28:48 PM »
I just watched episode 1 of season 4 of Killjoys. It is just so weird--entertaining, I guess--not in the same class as The Expanse, but an OK way to kill 45 minutes. Since I watched seasons 1,2,and 3, I decided to hang in there for season 4. It is more like watching a comic book than like watching a dramatic story. I liked Dark Matter, too, and it really should have had a chance to finish the story lines. I don't understand why Killjoys was renewed and Dark Matter wasn't. They were both complex, comic book science fiction...I thought on about the same level with each other.

If you want the really good stuff, I'd go with Babylon 5 (gets much better after the first blah season), and some of the better episodes of TNG and DS9. And The Expanse, of course. I liked Enterprise, although you had to suffer through seasons 1 and 2 to get to the much better seasons 3 and 4. That was another show that should not have been cancelled. And as others have posted, Star Trek TOS--I pass over the ergggg episodes and watch the good ones. (Just google something like "What are the best episodes of....? " to get recommendations. )

And Star Gate SG-1, Star Gate Atlantis, and Star Gate Universe are all worth looking for--just for fun entertainment. Universe should never have been cancelled--another series where viewers were unfairly left hanging.

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #462 on: August 01, 2018, 03:29:00 PM »
Iíve been watching Star Trek the original series on Hulu.  Wow did they ever do a spectacular job cleaning up the image and improving the special effects.  Gives the whole show a more serious and less kitschy feel.  Iím almost through all 29 episodes of season 1 and itís much better than I remember it.  Dated, sure.  But still with some cool insights into human nature.  In some respects the fact that this show was actually on the air in 1967 is astonishing.
I think I recall George Takei talking about it taking on a lot of gender/race issues that seemed progressive for the time, either directly or metaphorically (with the aliens).

Yes, I have to imagine it didn't go over too well with the a lot of America at the time.  But even beyond that, at least in the 1st season I've spotted several Shakespeare references (some very explicit), references to Milton, Hobbes, John Stuart Mill, and others that escape me at the moment.  Clearly the writers of the show were well educated (or self taught).  But there's lots of stuff that's referenced obliquely and you'd only catch it if you've read/experienced it yourself previously.  Good stuff.

On the 2nd season now.  If anything it looks even better than the first.  Plots aren't as strong though (at least not yet, here's hoping it elevates a bit as it goes).

One major milestone was that the series featured the first interracial kiss on network television, at a time when that was Not Okay with their Southern affiliates. Apparently the network instructed them to shoot the scene without the kiss also so they would have the option of weaseling out of it and William Shatner deliberately ruined all the takes so that the only good ones included the kiss.

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #463 on: August 04, 2018, 09:42:05 AM »
HBO announced a tv movie of Deadwood. Praise the lord and happy dance!

This has been rumored for a decade. Let us hope they  get on with it and get it filmed and in the can before Ian Mcshane drops dead. Its not that he is ancient, but he is gettig up there in years and he was a hard drinker.

If there is no McShane in the production, might as well forget it.

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #464 on: August 05, 2018, 07:37:10 AM »
HBO announced a tv movie of Deadwood. Praise the lord and happy dance!

This has been rumored for a decade. Let us hope they  get on with it and get it filmed and in the can before Ian Mcshane drops dead. Its not that he is ancient, but he is gettig up there in years and he was a hard drinker.

If there is no McShane in the production, might as well forget it.

He's a great actor.  I liked him in Deadwood, and he's fun to watch in American Gods.

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #465 on: August 06, 2018, 10:45:28 AM »
We just started the new "Lost in Space" on Netflix.  Wow, really really good.  I recommend.

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #466 on: August 06, 2018, 10:48:36 AM »
We just started the new "Lost in Space" on Netflix.  Wow, really really good.  I recommend.

There are some slow spots IMO but overall my fam dug it and we're looking forward to season two.

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #467 on: August 06, 2018, 11:03:03 PM »
I've started to watch Outlander last week, yet still I can't decide was it a good idea of mine or not.
Ironically, but my husband enjoys this show :|

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #468 on: August 07, 2018, 10:31:53 AM »
I've started to watch Outlander last week, yet still I can't decide was it a good idea of mine or not.
Ironically, but my husband enjoys this show :|

It's mostly a story of rape, hidden in the guise of historical fiction.  There's also some sadism and torture porn in there too to round it out.  :P

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« Reply #469 on: August 08, 2018, 12:30:39 PM »
We just started the new "Lost in Space" on Netflix.  Wow, really really good.  I recommend.

There are some slow spots IMO but overall my fam dug it and we're looking forward to season two.

Same. The first episode was...not great, but it got much better from there!

Also, Toby Stephens. :)

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #470 on: August 08, 2018, 01:13:27 PM »
Watched about 15 minutes of this horrible new show last night on network TV called "castaway" or something like that.

It was a blatant rip-off of "Alone," a really solid show on History Channel.

I dig Alone because:

1) It features mature people, many in their 30s, 40s, and 50s.
2) It features mostly smart, insightful, resourceful people.
3) It doesn't go for flashy moments. The best moments are getting to know these people and seeing firsthand how the isolation affects them. The contestants film themselves.
4) The people are survivalists, but they show deep appreciation and respect for the natural word.

I love Dave and Britt. They seem like very interesting guys, guys I'd love to have a beer with.