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19 Nov 2016 22:47

I've been watching Line of Duty. Good stuff.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2303687/

Corruption? Say it isn't so...
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Re: Best/favorite TV series ever

25 Dec 2016 17:27

....speaking of corruption....

Secret State

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1960029/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_16

State of Play

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362192/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

The State Within

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362192/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

...all incredibly binge-worthy....in fact once you start very very difficult to not go the binge route, so stock lots of popcorn...

Cheers
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Re: Best/favorite TV series ever

27 Dec 2016 03:59

blutto wrote:....speaking of corruption....

Secret State

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1960029/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_16

State of Play

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362192/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

The State Within

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362192/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

...all incredibly binge-worthy....in fact once you start very very difficult to not go the binge route, so stock lots of popcorn...

Cheers


I liked Secret State. It was all too believable ! Have not seen the others.
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27 Dec 2016 04:03

gooner wrote:
Brullnux wrote:The Young Pope has started interestingly... Lenny is written as a Frank Underwood type character, and June Law so far has been extremely good. But let's see how it progresses. So far a 7 out of 10.


It's been surprisingly good. I went in with low expectations watching it. Jude Law has been excellent.

Great news that Westword has been confirmed for Season 2.


Tried watching Westworld but it didn't hook me although it's proved to be popular. Been watching the Exorcist series. First three eps have been pretty dodgy.
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27 Dec 2016 21:17

Finished Spartacus a few weeks ago. Definitely a lot better than I expected. It changes quite a lot over the seasons, and it's a shame you know a lot of the ending as it's based on history.

Finished s02 of Rick & Morty today. Best cartoon I know.
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01 Jan 2017 07:49

Red Rick wrote:Finished Spartacus a few weeks ago. Definitely a lot better than I expected. It changes quite a lot over the seasons, and it's a shame you know a lot of the ending as it's based on history.

I only watched Spartacus: Gods of the Arena because I went to school with the lead actor. I thought it wasn't bad.
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01 Jan 2017 23:09

Spoiler Alert





Sherlock was back today, (I will write some spoilers so if you haven't watched it and are planning to then stop reading) and I just think it was a bit muddled. I am glad Mary got killed off, in fact I don't think she should have ever been introduced, as she played a large part imo in making the third series so much worse. I think today they have tried to make it nore clever, more aligned with Series 1+2 but they seemed to include plot twists not for the benefit of the story but just to say 'Ooh, look, plot twist!'.

The story arc itself was fine, case turns into a more important one which implicates unexpected people and similar to some of the better episodes, but it just seemed, to me, to be missing a trick. It was too convoluted and not clever enough; too involved and personal but not gripping. They tried too hard. This was disappointingly evident in the unnecessary slow motion and 'edgy' shots, like the tea dropping and Cumberbatch's face morphed with the bust of Thatcher (I understand the symbolism in that, but it is still utterly superfluous). The blue water reflecting on his face earlier in the show (when he was talking to Mycroft) was foreboding and made sense with the ending, so I'll let it slide.

In short, better than Series 3, but still a few notches below 1 and 2. Hopefully without Mary it should improve back to how it was.
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01 Jan 2017 23:26

For F**k sake, please put a Spoiler alert :D

I know, I should have stopped after the first word, but my reflexes are slower than my reading.
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02 Jan 2017 00:31

kingjr wrote:For F**k sake, please put a Spoiler alert :D

I know, I should have stopped after the first word, but my reflexes are slower than my reading.


Sorry man, I included one just a bit too late I guess :D

I'll fix it
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Re: Best/favorite TV series ever

02 Jan 2017 18:53

I´m watching s02 of Gotham. I like very much, good interpretations, the penguin is sublime, other actors are good too, the young Bruce Wayne, Alfred, Selina, Gordon, Nygma, Fish..., I recommend it.
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Re: Best/favorite TV series ever

02 Jan 2017 19:33

blutto wrote:....speaking of corruption....

Secret State

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1960029/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_16

State of Play

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362192/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

The State Within

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362192/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

...all incredibly binge-worthy....in fact once you start very very difficult to not go the binge route, so stock lots of popcorn...

Cheers


Good stuff. The Brits. know how to make compelling drama. Secret State is particularly excellent, it about sums it up "the top is the middle". :geek:
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Re: Best/favorite TV series ever

02 Jan 2017 20:19

Starstruck wrote:
blutto wrote:....speaking of corruption....

Secret State

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1960029/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_16

State of Play

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362192/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

The State Within

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362192/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

...all incredibly binge-worthy....in fact once you start very very difficult to not go the binge route, so stock lots of popcorn...

Cheers


Good stuff. The Brits. know how to make compelling drama. Secret State is particularly excellent, it about sums it up "the top is the middle". :geek:


...indeed....

Cheers
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31 Jan 2017 02:56

Fortitude was back last week for season 2.

Very good opening episode. Denis Quaid a new addition for this season.

I watched a bit of Timeless recently. Got to the 2nd episode and finished with it. It didn't interest me at all.
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02 Feb 2017 05:38

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Re: Best/favorite TV series ever

02 Feb 2017 12:04


Actually the show is The Samurai - Shintaro is the lead character.
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02 Feb 2017 12:18

sienna wrote:

Actually the show is The Samurai - Shintaro is the lead character.


In my day everyone called the show Shintaro not The Samurai, that's what stuck in the heads of the kids.
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Re: Best/favorite TV series ever

03 Feb 2017 00:04

movingtarget wrote:
sienna wrote:

Actually the show is The Samurai - Shintaro is the lead character.


In my day everyone called the show Shintaro not The Samurai, that's what stuck in the heads of the kids.
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23 May 2017 15:04

RIP Roger Moore.

Tribute in this thread because I found him at his best as Lord Brett Sinclair in the Persuaders and to some extent as Simon Templar, The Saint. Farewell his Lordship!
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23 May 2017 16:23

So, have any of y'all watched the first couple of episodes of Twin Peaks season 3? I must admit that I didn't expect it to start of so supernatural. The original were more quirky than supernatural in the first season. I guess it is a bit hard to watch for those who don't know the first seasons.

Anyway, I really liked it, but then again, I am the type who likes it a bit slow once in a while.
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24 May 2017 04:29

Netserk wrote:So, have any of y'all watched the first couple of episodes of Twin Peaks season 3? I must admit that I didn't expect it to start of so supernatural. The original were more quirky than supernatural in the first season. I guess it is a bit hard to watch for those who don't know the first seasons.

Anyway, I really liked it, but then again, I am the type who likes it a bit slow once in a while.


I like David Lynch movies, many of them anyway but I found the original Twin Peaks hard going. I tried watching it again years later and felt the same.
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