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Nolanator wrote:
ScarfaceClaw wrote:Years later, I’m watching Altered Carbon. Onto season 2. No Ortega. This series can eat a bag of dicks.
That's one of the few things that they actually kept loyal to the source material. Season 2 was a complete mess as a result of catering changes they made to simplify season 1.
Want Ortega back. Sniffs.
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ScarfaceClaw wrote:
Nolanator wrote:
ScarfaceClaw wrote:Years later, I’m watching Altered Carbon. Onto season 2. No Ortega. This series can eat a bag of dicks.
That's one of the few things that they actually kept loyal to the source material. Season 2 was a complete mess as a result of catering changes they made to simplify season 1.
Want Ortega back. Sniffs.
Spoiler; she reappears momentarily late in the season as a lure or something. Not actually her, though.

I agree, mind you, Ortega is 👌
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Nearly finished first season of Dark. Family relationships are a bit messy and 90% of the characters are horrid.
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Uncle Fester wrote:Nearly finished first season of Dark. Family relationships are a bit messy and 90% of the characters are horrid.
Wait for the messy relationships by series 3. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve asked “who is that?”.
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JB1981 wrote:
Uncle Fester wrote:Nearly finished first season of Dark. Family relationships are a bit messy and 90% of the characters are horrid.
Wait for the messy relationships by series 3. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve asked “who is that?”.
I watch it with a family tree on my laptop. Can only watch 2 at a time as it gets too mindbending. So good though.
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Akkerman wrote:
Floppykid wrote:Is Luther a good watch?
First couple of seasons are strong, then it jumps the shark massively
I managed to get in an episode before Netflix took it down.

It’s a lot less serious than I thought it would be. Fun enough though, if a bit dated.
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Floppykid wrote:
Akkerman wrote:
Floppykid wrote:Is Luther a good watch?
First couple of seasons are strong, then it jumps the shark massively
I managed to get in an episode before Netflix took it down.

It’s a lot less serious than I thought it would be. Fun enough though, if a bit dated.
Available on BBC iplayer if you have it
And the tone might not be serious sometimes, but there's some really ugly tragic shit happening
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Not a new series but I've only recently gotten into - Rake, Aussie series about a lawyer on netflix.

Its really enjoyable and I thought the first two series were excellent but it jumps the shark a bit in season 3. Still giving season 4 a go because it continues to amuse.
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Warrior nun the first 15 minutes was ok and then it went to shít.
What was I expecting?
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MrJonno wrote:Not a new series but I've only recently gotten into - Rake, Aussie series about a lawyer on netflix.

Its really enjoyable and I thought the first two series were excellent but it jumps the shark a bit in season 3. Still giving season 4 a go because it continues to amuse.
Yeah it's good for a bit. Jumps the shark big time with the got air balloon though. Never recovers after that.
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Best thing I have seen in a while is the French TV Series "The Bureau"..

If you enjoyed reading John Le Carré, then it's like a Gallic version. Certainly no ridiculously choreographed fights scenes, nor car chases nor the incessant need for spectacle.
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JB1981 wrote:
Uncle Fester wrote:Nearly finished first season of Dark. Family relationships are a bit messy and 90% of the characters are horrid.
Wait for the messy relationships by series 3. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve asked “who is that?”.
Yeah I'm half way through the season, currently trying to remember who Tronte is again.
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Brian9848 wrote:Best thing I have seen in a while is the French TV Series "The Bureau"..

If you enjoyed reading John Le Carré, then it's like a Gallic version. Certainly no ridiculously choreographed fights scenes, nor car chases nor the incessant need for spectacle.
Sounds good.
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lorcanoworms wrote:
Brian9848 wrote:Best thing I have seen in a while is the French TV Series "The Bureau"..

If you enjoyed reading John Le Carré, then it's like a Gallic version. Certainly no ridiculously choreographed fights scenes, nor car chases nor the incessant need for spectacle.
Sounds good.
Been watching it on the recommendation of a poster here... little tricky to get through legitimate streaming sources in the UK or US... s1 and 2 are on Prime and for 3, 4, and (as of the past week or two) 5, I've had to get another subscription to a more niche service.

It's... solid. In my view, 1 and 2 are good, drops off in 3, tanks in 4 before picking up towards the end. It's kind of like they move away from what Brian9848 describes and becomes more formulaic - adding some (kind of unwelcome) light relief and more stereotypical tv series fare. 5 is only a couple of episodes in and seems reasonable so far
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Anyone seen Inhuman Resources on Netflix?
Very enjoyable and some nice twists throughout.
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Gave up on Better call saul.
Its a good series but just goes way too slow- they could have covered the first 4 seasons in 1 F***** season.
The first 2 seasons are just boring and never get going, season 3 seems to start to pick it up- but it goes back to being mundane by start of season 4 again. It just seems they are milking it to make it as long as possible. There just isn't interesting things happening , its just one story beat and its started to get boring.

And saul goodman's character while being a brilliant actor and still interesting - just isn't as interesting as he was in Breaking Bad.
It just seems like "breaking bad lite" , which is what I kind of wanted but its too slow to be that. The characters just aren't as Dynamic or interesting either.
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danny_fitz wrote:
HKCJ wrote:
BlackMac wrote:Re watched every episode of The Shield over the last few months. Absolutely superb stuff.

Funnily enough I’ve done the same as the missus hadn’t seen it. She can’t work out why I love Vic Mackey though.

“..but he kills people in cold blood”
“Yeah but only the bad guys”
“What about Lemmy”
“He had to. Besides, He loves his family”

Wait until we watch the Sopranos and she finds out I love Tony.
I rewatched it all a few years back, it still holds up very well and they had some great casting. The ending was spot on as well.

"Cleetus Van Damme"

The sopranos got so repetitive after season 3 or 4 was it.. It went for 7 seasons. that shit was too much.

I still think True detective is the most overrated of these crime shows though. Like really what's good about it? The acting is good ill give it that, but it has to be good when the plot is terrible, nothing interesting happens. There aren't plot holes because the story never moves.
Its like a crime action Detective show for people who don't like characters, story, drama , action etc.
It boring Lol.
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I'm n the second season of a Finnish cop show called Deadwind.

It's pretty good, naturally the lead has recent tragedy in her life which seems standard issue for any cop show set in the EU that I find on Netflix.

The female lead is pretty bitchy and always has her hair in a bit of a mess and I'm not going to lie, she completely does it for me.
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Leinsterman wrote:Anyone seen Inhuman Resources on Netflix?
Very enjoyable and some nice twists throughout.
Is this the one with Cantona ? I've been meaning to give it a go, maybe this weekend.
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OttawaKat wrote:I'm n the second season of a Finnish cop show called Deadwind.

It's pretty good, naturally the lead has recent tragedy in her life which seems standard issue for any cop show set in the EU that I find on Netflix.

The female lead is pretty bitchy and always has her hair in a bit of a mess and I'm not going to lie, she completely does it for me.
Obvious Saga Noren clone.
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True Blue wrote:
JB1981 wrote:
Uncle Fester wrote:Nearly finished first season of Dark. Family relationships are a bit messy and 90% of the characters are horrid.
Wait for the messy relationships by series 3. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve asked “who is that?”.
Yeah I'm half way through the season, currently trying to remember who Tronte is again.
Forget him. Check out his mum!

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Dark
Got to the
Spoiler: show
ullrich and mikkel
scene in season 2.
Damn. That was well done TV.
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another season of Get Shorty back on Sky Atlantic ; very enjoyable show
finished watching "Press" - worth a gander if you've nothing else to watch.
anyone know when "Billions" will be available on sky Atlantic ?
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Finally got round to watching the Mandalorian
Episode 8 is better than any of the pish three skywalker saga movies churned out in the last 6 years
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Winnie wrote:Finally got round to watching the Mandalorian
Episode 8 is better than any of the pish three skywalker saga movies churned out in the last 6 years
Directed by Taika Waititi. Those 2 Biker Scouts arguing was Taika to a T. It’s great he’s on board for some Star Wars film action
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Thought the Mandalorian was very meh overall. It was grand, which is better than "bad", which is what Star Wars has been recently.
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Nolanator wrote:Thought the Mandalorian was very meh overall. It was grand, which is better than "bad", which is what Star Wars has been recently.
It looks like a corny sci fi show for teens tbh.
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Anyone watched Barry?
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Floppykid wrote:
Nolanator wrote:Thought the Mandalorian was very meh overall. It was grand, which is better than "bad", which is what Star Wars has been recently.
It looks like a corny sci fi show for teens tbh.
Wasn't even corny. Just very straightforward plot, simple characters.
A Ronseal show, suppose that was part of the attraction. No overblown silliness.
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Nolanator wrote:
Floppykid wrote:
Nolanator wrote:Thought the Mandalorian was very meh overall. It was grand, which is better than "bad", which is what Star Wars has been recently.
It looks like a corny sci fi show for teens tbh.
Wasn't even corny. Just very straightforward plot, simple characters.
A Ronseal show, suppose that was part of the attraction. No overblown silliness.
Episodes 2, 6 & 8 were highlights for me. But the overall series didn't amaze.
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Floppykid wrote:Anyone watched Barry?
Yeah, it's great.
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Jay Cee Gee wrote:
Floppykid wrote:Anyone watched Barry?
Yeah, it's great.
Barry is really good. The second season was fantastic, I imagine they're having issues even filming the third
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mr bungle wrote:
Nolanator wrote:
Floppykid wrote:
Nolanator wrote:Thought the Mandalorian was very meh overall. It was grand, which is better than "bad", which is what Star Wars has been recently.
It looks like a corny sci fi show for teens tbh.
Wasn't even corny. Just very straightforward plot, simple characters.
A Ronseal show, suppose that was part of the attraction. No overblown silliness.
Episodes 2, 6 & 8 were highlights for me. But the overall series didn't amaze.
I can't remember exactly which episodes they were.

The side quest to get the egg, fighting the AT-ST with the farmers, and the last showdown?

There were definitely decent parts, and I'm all for the exploring parts of a well fleshed-out sci-fi universe which have potential for interesting stories and settings.
Immediately after the collapse of the Empire is probably a perfect scenario for some interesting isolated stories which don't try and fill in more of the Skywalker/Sith business. That stuff's been done to the death and is just silly at this point.
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naki wrote:
Jay Cee Gee wrote:
Floppykid wrote:Anyone watched Barry?
Yeah, it's great.
Barry is really good. The second season was fantastic, I imagine they're having issues even filming the third
Big fan. Who do you like better, Barry or Noho Hank?
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jdogscoop wrote:
naki wrote:
Jay Cee Gee wrote:
Floppykid wrote:Anyone watched Barry?
Yeah, it's great.
Barry is really good. The second season was fantastic, I imagine they're having issues even filming the third
Big fan. Who do you like better, Barry or Noho Hank?
Gene Cousineau is my man :smug:
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Dark season 3 episode 6 last ten minutes.
That was seriously powerful stuff.
Series finale was pretty good way of wrapping it all up.
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Anyone watch I May Destroy You? The subject matter might seem offputting (for a number of reasons) but while it's dark, it's still very funny, in the sort of way people and friends together can be very funny. And it's not at all dogmatic about what happened, but deals with everything with a good deal of nuance (and shows what happens when that nuance is lost.)

Probably the best show I've seen in a long time.
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Been watching the gender flipped reboot of High Fidelity.

It's ok, but my real question is what would Zoe Kravitz's character's opinion be of Lenny Kravitz?
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If you like Barry and you like subtle, droll Aussie comedy then watch 'Mr Inbetween'.

More serious than Barry (obviously) and very, very clever. Asks some great moral questions.
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Watched the first ep of The Plot Against America, very promising :thumbup:

Also been rinsing The Office (american version) - so good.
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