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Author:  UncleFB [ Wed May 01, 2019 11:38 pm ]
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danny_fitz wrote:

The Shield is a great show and as they say in the article often unfairly overlooked.

Did the final season everything going crazy before Breaking Bad and better than Breaking Bad.

Author:  RuggaBugga [ Thu May 02, 2019 12:43 pm ]
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ticketlessinseattle wrote:
anyone watching "Quicksand" ? latest Scandi drama on Netflix ? good cast with plenty of recognisable faces, good reviews but a bit underwhelmed after watching 1st episode.
ps I love Billions !


Watched the first one and thought it was great. Will watch the rest over the weekend.

Tried watching chambers on Netflix but was shite. Switched off about three quarters through the first one.

Author:  Nieghorn [ Thu May 02, 2019 1:13 pm ]
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The Orville season finale was pretty good. I'm sure a Trekkie who doesn't like it could pick out things ripped off like alternate timelines, but I think it's always been a tribute show.

I liked that there was more comedy in this than in recent episodes. I called the intention of the opening mission as soon as I saw the thing, because it certainly looked like a thing many of us have. :) (But those Kaylon drones were - convenient to the scene - pretty crap at shooting given how they were in the previous episode in which they featured, and later against the rebels.)

Author:  sockwithaticket [ Thu May 02, 2019 1:44 pm ]
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RuggaBugga wrote:
ticketlessinseattle wrote:
anyone watching "Quicksand" ? latest Scandi drama on Netflix ? good cast with plenty of recognisable faces, good reviews but a bit underwhelmed after watching 1st episode.
ps I love Billions !


Watched the first one and thought it was great. Will watch the rest over the weekend.

Tried watching chambers on Netflix but was shite. Switched off about three quarters through the first one.

Netflix's "horror" TV offerings are generally shite

Kingdom, the medieval Korean zombie show has started promisingly though.

Author:  panamax [ Thu May 02, 2019 2:04 pm ]
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probably been discussed already but any thoughts on westworld? trying to find a new good sci fi show but with Abrams as producer i fear it might disappear into its own arse?

Author:  naki [ Fri May 03, 2019 12:22 am ]
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Another plug for Barry, hands down the most entertaining half hour you’ll see on tv at the moment. This latest episode was the best one yet. HBO really know how to build a show’s momentum.

A good breakdown of it’s virtues here;

https://youtu.be/-xZFQjeZwaw

Author:  UncleFB [ Fri May 03, 2019 12:38 am ]
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panamax wrote:
probably been discussed already but any thoughts on westworld? trying to find a new good sci fi show but with Abrams as producer i fear it might disappear into its own arse?

I like it, but it does disappear up its own arse a bit, but that can't be levelled at Abrams, but the show runners/writers.

Author:  Jeff the Bear [ Fri May 03, 2019 5:54 am ]
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UncleFB wrote:
panamax wrote:
probably been discussed already but any thoughts on westworld? trying to find a new good sci fi show but with Abrams as producer i fear it might disappear into its own arse?

I like it, but it does disappear up its own arse a bit, but that can't be levelled at Abrams, but the show runners/writers.


First season was excellent, the second was decidedly meh. When the main protagonist that you are supposed to be rooting for gets so annoying you wished she'd fail in her quest, then you're into serious problems.

Author:  deadduck [ Fri May 03, 2019 7:00 am ]
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naki wrote:
Another plug for Barry, hands down the most entertaining half hour you’ll see on tv at the moment. This latest episode was the best one yet. HBO really know how to build a show’s momentum.

A good breakdown of it’s virtues here;

https://youtu.be/-xZFQjeZwaw



Yes that episode was the funniest thing I'd seen in years

Author:  blindcider [ Fri May 03, 2019 7:05 am ]
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Jeff the Bear wrote:
UncleFB wrote:
panamax wrote:
probably been discussed already but any thoughts on westworld? trying to find a new good sci fi show but with Abrams as producer i fear it might disappear into its own arse?

I like it, but it does disappear up its own arse a bit, but that can't be levelled at Abrams, but the show runners/writers.


First season was excellent, the second was decidedly meh. When the main protagonist that you are supposed to be rooting for gets so annoying you wished she'd fail in her quest, then you're into serious problems.


me and the Mrs loved Season 1 and binge watched it, one episode into Season 2 and we both decided to not bother anymore.

I note Season 6 of Brooklyn 99 is starting to appear on Channel 4 - Funniest show around at the moment IMO.

Author:  Speed Racer [ Tue May 07, 2019 12:49 am ]
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Just started watching a Hulu drama called The Act. Based on a true story and the events that occurred between 2009-15.

Patricia Arquette playing the outrageously manipulative sociopathic mother of a supposedly seriously health stricken child whom she subjects to hideous forms of medicinal and chemical malfeasance. Part Munchausen syndrome but mostly opportunism as the donations, awards and community sympathy pours in.

The acting is impeccable. I expect both lead actors will get noms at least during the next awards season.

Author:  Gazzamonster [ Tue May 07, 2019 10:19 am ]
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blindcider wrote:
Jeff the Bear wrote:
UncleFB wrote:
panamax wrote:
probably been discussed already but any thoughts on westworld? trying to find a new good sci fi show but with Abrams as producer i fear it might disappear into its own arse?

I like it, but it does disappear up its own arse a bit, but that can't be levelled at Abrams, but the show runners/writers.


First season was excellent, the second was decidedly meh. When the main protagonist that you are supposed to be rooting for gets so annoying you wished she'd fail in her quest, then you're into serious problems.


me and the Mrs loved Season 1 and binge watched it, one episode into Season 2 and we both decided to not bother anymore.

I note Season 6 of Brooklyn 99 is starting to appear on Channel 4 - Funniest show around at the moment IMO.


It is a good return to form - I thought they were losing their touch in season 5. But the first few episodes have been top notch. They have nailed down that 'self aware' comedy.

Author:  Insane_Homer [ Tue May 07, 2019 1:10 pm ]
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Dead to Me, Netflix - Christina Applegate. very very good.

Author:  Insane_Homer [ Tue May 07, 2019 1:16 pm ]
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naki wrote:
Another plug for Barry, hands down the most entertaining half hour you’ll see on tv at the moment.


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Author:  Boxcar Ira [ Tue May 07, 2019 1:46 pm ]
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naki wrote:
Another plug for Barry, hands down the most entertaining half hour you’ll see on tv at the moment. This latest episode was the best one yet. HBO really know how to build a show’s momentum.

A good breakdown of it’s virtues here;

https://youtu.be/-xZFQjeZwaw


Started this last night. Very promising so far :thumbup:

Author:  ticketlessinseattle [ Tue May 07, 2019 2:58 pm ]
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Insane_Homer wrote:
Dead to Me, Netflix - Christina Applegate. very very good.


enjoying it - categorise under something to watch with the missus

Author:  comets [ Tue May 07, 2019 3:38 pm ]
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Boxcar Ira wrote:
naki wrote:
Another plug for Barry, hands down the most entertaining half hour you’ll see on tv at the moment. This latest episode was the best one yet. HBO really know how to build a show’s momentum.

A good breakdown of it’s virtues here;

https://youtu.be/-xZFQjeZwaw


Started this last night. Very promising so far :thumbup:


couldn't go past s1 episode 2 really..

Author:  Nieghorn [ Tue May 07, 2019 3:44 pm ]
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Insane_Homer wrote:
naki wrote:
Another plug for Barry, hands down the most entertaining half hour you’ll see on tv at the moment.


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Bald dude seems to be 'Victor Zsasz' from Gotham... (checked, confirmed ... and learned that he has alopecia)

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Author:  sorCrer [ Tue May 07, 2019 8:30 pm ]
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Just started Frankenstein Chronicles morbid but fascinating.

Author:  naki [ Tue May 07, 2019 9:50 pm ]
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Insane_Homer wrote:
naki wrote:
Another plug for Barry, hands down the most entertaining half hour you’ll see on tv at the moment.


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That guy is incredible. Funniest mobster since Paulie Walnuts

Author:  OptimisticJock [ Tue May 07, 2019 10:04 pm ]
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Just watched the 1st episode of Chernobyl. Very compelling and chilling to boot.

Author:  Duff Paddy [ Tue May 07, 2019 10:05 pm ]
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OptimisticJock wrote:
Just watched the 1st episode of Chernobyl. Very compelling and chilling to boot.

I can’t agree but we won’t fall out over it

Author:  Moncreif [ Wed May 08, 2019 1:36 am ]
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Duff Paddy wrote:
OptimisticJock wrote:
Just watched the 1st episode of Chernobyl. Very compelling and chilling to boot.

I can’t agree but we won’t fall out over it


really? It gets a three thumbs up from me.

Author:  comets [ Wed May 08, 2019 1:54 am ]
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Moncreif wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:
OptimisticJock wrote:
Just watched the 1st episode of Chernobyl. Very compelling and chilling to boot.

I can’t agree but we won’t fall out over it


really? It gets a three thumbs up from me.


he was making a joke.. :thumbdown:

Author:  Nolanator [ Wed May 08, 2019 10:12 am ]
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comets wrote:
Moncreif wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:
OptimisticJock wrote:
Just watched the 1st episode of Chernobyl. Very compelling and chilling to boot.

I can’t agree but we won’t fall out over it


really? It gets a three thumbs up from me.


he was making a joke.. :thumbdown:


You're genuinely a special case.

Author:  JPNZ [ Wed May 08, 2019 11:50 am ]
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OptimisticJock wrote:
Just watched the 1st episode of Chernobyl. Very compelling and chilling to boot.


Just finished the 1st. Fantastic!

Author:  Nolanator [ Wed May 08, 2019 12:13 pm ]
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Been making my way through Discovery season 2 for the last couple of weeks having started it but then drifting away.
It's certainly a lot more compelling once the new narrative arc of this season gets up and running. I've also acclimatised to the Trek style space, which really bothered me for a bit. Couldn't suspend disbelief enough to just enjoy the silliness. I recently binged through a rewatch of the Expanse, which portrays space as we know it in a much more realistic manner; dark, massive distances, thrust gravity, flip and burn, living in microgravity for extended periods.

There was a fun nod to ToS in episode 8, which showed footage from ToS in the episode recap and then featured the same characters again. Prosthetics, CGI etc were all obviously much better, but recognisably the same aliens.


Question for nerds as I'm not arsed looking it up; where does Discovery fit in the (TV) Trek chronology? Enterprise was first, then Discovery but with some overlap between Discovery and ToS?

Author:  Cartman [ Wed May 08, 2019 12:18 pm ]
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Lucifer 4 is out, about to watch it
Been binging it with friend who likes it.
Grew on me, rather than something i liked from the start... dont much like the procedural part of it
Was also used to Ellis as the guy in Miranda just before that

Author:  Blake [ Wed May 08, 2019 7:35 pm ]
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naki wrote:
Insane_Homer wrote:
naki wrote:
Another plug for Barry, hands down the most entertaining half hour you’ll see on tv at the moment.


Image Image


That guy is incredible. Funniest mobster since Paulie Walnuts


Binged it over the weekend on this recommendation. Thanks, really enjoyed it. :thumbup:

Author:  Nieghorn [ Wed May 08, 2019 10:52 pm ]
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Nolanator wrote:
I recently binged through a rewatch of the Expanse, which portrays space as we know it in a much more realistic manner; dark, massive distances, thrust gravity, flip and burn, living in microgravity for extended periods.



I'm sometimes a bit hesitant to recommend to my library's acquisitions staff things I love because my tastes aren't always for the masses. Being a huge fan of this, though, and seeing that the books were getting checked out by our avid sci-fi nerds, I put in for it and they said they'd get the first one to see how it does. They ended up getting all three and I'm pleased to say they rarely stay on the shelves!

I think in our TV section, there are so many damn mystery series, the dark and porny fantasy shows, and American sitcoms that sci-fi that doesn't look 'Trekkie' has been a welcome change?


... now, do I pitch to them another show I love (though it is a dark mystery) Babylon Berlin? :)

Author:  Speed Racer [ Thu May 09, 2019 12:02 am ]
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Nolanator wrote:
Been making my way through Discovery season 2 for the last couple of weeks having started it but then drifting away.
It's certainly a lot more compelling once the new narrative arc of this season gets up and running. I've also acclimatised to the Trek style space, which really bothered me for a bit. Couldn't suspend disbelief enough to just enjoy the silliness. I recently binged through a rewatch of the Expanse, which portrays space as we know it in a much more realistic manner; dark, massive distances, thrust gravity, flip and burn, living in microgravity for extended periods.

There was a fun nod to ToS in episode 8, which showed footage from ToS in the episode recap and then featured the same characters again. Prosthetics, CGI etc were all obviously much better, but recognisably the same aliens.


Question for nerds as I'm not arsed looking it up; where does Discovery fit in the (TV) Trek chronology? Enterprise was first, then Discovery but with some overlap between Discovery and ToS?


Discovery is set about a century after Enterprise in the TOS timeline. In the reboot timeline it doesn't exist and neither does Pikes turn as original commander of the Enterprise.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Star_Trek

No, I'm not a nerd and can take or leave Star Trek tbh. I do really enjoy Discovery tho.

Author:  UncleFB [ Thu May 09, 2019 1:01 am ]
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So I watched Traitors recently, it started out promising and then turned to utter shit. Only 6 episodes but needed at least 10 to cover all the various themes and storyline’s it went into in its opening episode. Also tried to be way too edgy which didn’t help the show at all.

Author:  Speed Racer [ Thu May 09, 2019 2:21 am ]
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Really enjoying MotherFatherSon. Richard Gere plays the obsessed billionaire prick incredibly well.

Unfortunately I had to temporarily halt watching it as the missus was away for a month and is yet to catch up.

Author:  comets [ Thu May 09, 2019 3:19 am ]
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Nolanator wrote:
comets wrote:
Moncreif wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:
OptimisticJock wrote:
Just watched the 1st episode of Chernobyl. Very compelling and chilling to boot.

I can’t agree but we won’t fall out over it


really? It gets a three thumbs up from me.


he was making a joke.. :thumbdown:


You're genuinely a special case.


no i think its just shitty to make jokes about actual events like this, cnut.

Author:  kiwinoz [ Thu May 09, 2019 5:03 am ]
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Another thanks for Barry :thumbup:

Author:  Pat the Ex Mat [ Thu May 09, 2019 5:13 am ]
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Colony is not bad

Author:  comets [ Thu May 09, 2019 8:40 am ]
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The new trailer for WATCHMEN tv series looks good .. tick tock .. https://www.imdb.com/list/ls053181649/v ... i568507417

Author:  sturginho [ Thu May 09, 2019 8:44 am ]
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Nolanator wrote:
Been making my way through Discovery season 2 for the last couple of weeks having started it but then drifting away.
It's certainly a lot more compelling once the new narrative arc of this season gets up and running. I've also acclimatised to the Trek style space, which really bothered me for a bit. Couldn't suspend disbelief enough to just enjoy the silliness. I recently binged through a rewatch of the Expanse, which portrays space as we know it in a much more realistic manner; dark, massive distances, thrust gravity, flip and burn, living in microgravity for extended periods.

There was a fun nod to ToS in episode 8, which showed footage from ToS in the episode recap and then featured the same characters again. Prosthetics, CGI etc were all obviously much better, but recognisably the same aliens.


Question for nerds as I'm not arsed looking it up; where does Discovery fit in the (TV) Trek chronology? Enterprise was first, then Discovery but with some overlap between Discovery and ToS?


Discovery is about 10 years before the start of TOS

Author:  Cartman [ Thu May 09, 2019 10:15 am ]
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Doom Patrol is damn good

Author:  P in VG [ Thu May 09, 2019 10:18 am ]
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Watched Chernobyl last night - Really good :thumbup:

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