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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #500 on: September 20, 2018, 12:22:26 AM »
Been watching the latest Ken Burns documentary "The Vietnam War".  You look at the episode count and think "Oh, it's only 10 episodes, that's not that bad".  Then you start watching and realize they are all 80 to 90 minutes long (or longer), so it ends up being over 17 hours. 

But it's amazingly good.  Might be the best documentary I've ever seen.  I was born in 1972 so I grew up after this particular storm had passed, but seeing this documentary, its so thorough, so comprehensive, and so on-point, that I can now see how the ripples of this particular event has reverberated through my entire youth.  But I was too young at the time to see or appreciate the tumult. 

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #501 on: September 20, 2018, 02:02:20 PM »
Just started the second season of "The Crown." I had put it off because of reports that the second season would focus more on Prince Philip, who I found to be unbearably whiny in the first one. The first three episodes focus heavily on the relationship between him and Elizabeth, but the whininess factor decreased quite a bit, and in the middle of the season he becomes more of a background character.

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #502 on: September 20, 2018, 10:33:29 PM »
Been watching the latest Ken Burns documentary "The Vietnam War".  You look at the episode count and think "Oh, it's only 10 episodes, that's not that bad".  Then you start watching and realize they are all 80 to 90 minutes long (or longer), so it ends up being over 17 hours. 

But it's amazingly good.  Might be the best documentary I've ever seen.  I was born in 1972 so I grew up after this particular storm had passed, but seeing this documentary, its so thorough, so comprehensive, and so on-point, that I can now see how the ripples of this particular event has reverberated through my entire youth.  But I was too young at the time to see or appreciate the tumult.

Agreed on this.  I saw this series when it was first broadcast.  I immediately thought I would like to see it again sometime.

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #503 on: September 21, 2018, 09:21:01 AM »
Been watching the latest Ken Burns documentary "The Vietnam War".  You look at the episode count and think "Oh, it's only 10 episodes, that's not that bad".  Then you start watching and realize they are all 80 to 90 minutes long (or longer), so it ends up being over 17 hours. 

But it's amazingly good.  Might be the best documentary I've ever seen.  I was born in 1972 so I grew up after this particular storm had passed, but seeing this documentary, its so thorough, so comprehensive, and so on-point, that I can now see how the ripples of this particular event has reverberated through my entire youth.  But I was too young at the time to see or appreciate the tumult.

Agreed on this.  I saw this series when it was first broadcast.  I immediately thought I would like to see it again sometime.

How similar in style is it to 'The World At War'?  That's kinda my current bar for what a documentary about war should be.

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #504 on: September 23, 2018, 09:22:48 AM »
Been watching the latest Ken Burns documentary "The Vietnam War".  You look at the episode count and think "Oh, it's only 10 episodes, that's not that bad".  Then you start watching and realize they are all 80 to 90 minutes long (or longer), so it ends up being over 17 hours. 

But it's amazingly good.  Might be the best documentary I've ever seen.  I was born in 1972 so I grew up after this particular storm had passed, but seeing this documentary, its so thorough, so comprehensive, and so on-point, that I can now see how the ripples of this particular event has reverberated through my entire youth.  But I was too young at the time to see or appreciate the tumult.

Agreed on this.  I saw this series when it was first broadcast.  I immediately thought I would like to see it again sometime.

How similar in style is it to 'The World At War'?  That's kinda my current bar for what a documentary about war should be.

I have not seen The World at War, but both have the same rating on imdb.

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #505 on: September 23, 2018, 10:35:48 AM »
Legion. For the Marvel character Legion. Awesome series.

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #506 on: October 06, 2018, 06:07:54 PM »
I seem to be on a western type of roll lately.....started with Godless, pretty effed up but loved it, wife not so much ;-). Next up came Hell on Wheels, really effed up and I loved it, wife REALLY REALLY didn't like that one at all!! (notice a trend here??) Now watching Longwire, not nearly as effed up, and wife seems to think this is step in the right direction :-)

Not a western but since you loved Hell on Wheels you might check out Turn. Hopefully your wife will like it!
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Thanks for the suggestion! I just searched it on Netflix, looks good, I'll have to check it out.
So just now finished watching Turn, what a great show! General Simcoe was truly a nut job too. I'm now looking for something new to watch. I've really enjoyed Hell on Wheels, Godless and Longmire so I'm looking for something similar to these. Any suggestions? You guys haven't let me down yet!! :-)

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #507 on: October 06, 2018, 06:19:17 PM »
I seem to be on a western type of roll lately.....started with Godless, pretty effed up but loved it, wife not so much ;-). Next up came Hell on Wheels, really effed up and I loved it, wife REALLY REALLY didn't like that one at all!! (notice a trend here??) Now watching Longwire, not nearly as effed up, and wife seems to think this is step in the right direction :-)

Not a western but since you loved Hell on Wheels you might check out Turn. Hopefully your wife will like it!
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Thanks for the suggestion! I just searched it on Netflix, looks good, I'll have to check it out.
So just now finished watching Turn, what a great show! General Simcoe was truly a nut job too. I'm now looking for something new to watch. I've really enjoyed Hell on Wheels, Godless and Longmire so I'm looking for something similar to these. Any suggestions? You guys haven't let me down yet!! :-)


The Killing, Sons of Anarchy, Black Mirror,

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #508 on: October 12, 2018, 01:04:36 PM »
Does anyone else watch "This is Us"?

Not sure if I've mentioned it before, but it's our favorite show in the Miller household (after New Girl ended, of course).

Casting, writing, acting, even things like score/music are spectacular. It's one of those shows where each week a different very talented actor might steal the show. ("Modern Family" used to be like that, in my opinion).


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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #509 on: October 12, 2018, 05:30:56 PM »
I'm currently loving "Kim's Convenience" on Netflix. Sitcom about a Korean immigrant family that runs a shop in Canada. The father is hilarious.

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #510 on: October 12, 2018, 08:03:35 PM »
Just got done watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, great flick, looking forward to 2nd season.

Cobra Kai surprisingly was great, good nostalgia.

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #511 on: October 12, 2018, 09:28:53 PM »
Friends
Family Guy
Broadchurch
Schitts creek

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #512 on: October 13, 2018, 10:53:00 AM »
Second the "This is Us" and "Kim's Convenience" recs. One thing I like about "This is Us" is that they are very consistent with the characterization. I liked "Parenthood," which was in a similar vein, but especially toward the end that show had a lot of plotlines that were clearly invented to give the actors something to do but had nothing to do with how the characters had previously been written.

For those who have Hulu, they have just added another season of "Younger." That show is pretty silly in its premise but Sutton Foster is such an amazing actress she totally carries it off.

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Re: What TV series do you like?
« Reply #513 on: October 13, 2018, 01:09:58 PM »
I'm currently loving "Kim's Convenience" on Netflix. Sitcom about a Korean immigrant family that runs a shop in Canada. The father is hilarious.
+1 for Kimís. I watched the whole series all seasons in a week when I was a TV addict.