Last TV series you watched and your rating.

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by Death's Head » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:58 pm

Star Trek Discovery. Not a massive fan of Star Trek (not watched any series since The Next Generation) and although I didn't overly enjoy this at first, ended up thinking this was great. The twists in the story were really good. Looking forward to the next series (assuming there will be one).

A solid 8.

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by Floex » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:21 pm

Drumstick wrote:I'm kind of tired of hearing about Peaky Blinders. I watched a couple of episodes with the wife and from what I could tell, aside from having an embarrassingly gooseberry fool name, it appears to consist of Cillian Murphy and a bunch of other melters wandering around, trying to act all hard and intimidatory, calling people out for being pricks and telling them to strawberry float off.

I mean even I could do that yet people rave about it.


Embrassingly gooseberry fool name, what?

You do know they were a real gang, right? Do you know the reasoning behind the name?

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by Hime » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:35 pm

Drumstick wrote:I'm kind of tired of hearing about Peaky Blinders. I watched a couple of episodes with the wife and from what I could tell, aside from having an embarrassingly gooseberry fool name, it appears to consist of Cillian Murphy and a bunch of other melters wandering around, trying to act all hard and intimidatory, calling people out for being pricks and telling them to strawberry float off.

I mean even I could do that yet people rave about it.

Couldn't you say that about any gangster story?

Just finished The Punisher. Fairly predictable but enjoyable. I don't think they need another series.

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by sawyerpip » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:40 pm

Drumstick wrote:I'm kind of tired of hearing about Peaky Blinders. I watched a couple of episodes with the wife and from what I could tell, aside from having an embarrassingly gooseberry fool name, it appears to consist of Cillian Murphy and a bunch of other melters wandering around, trying to act all hard and intimidatory, calling people out for being pricks and telling them to strawberry float off.

I mean even I could do that yet people rave about it.


:lol: People rave about this show in work but I haven't given it a watch yet, I think you've just made me realise why I've been reluctant to give it a chance.

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by Tragic Magic » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:50 pm

My wife has just started watching Peaky Blinders and I think it looks alright. I've been half watching it while playing Lumines. However, its constant reliance on modern music to make scenes "cool" is really irritatingly grating. Those scenes would've been much better using authentic 20s style music or even just something orchestral.

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by Bleachyleachy » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:55 pm

Detectorists

Big budget productions are all well and good, but this makes a nice contrast. Very low key, tender and wholesome slice of life. Well acted (Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones lead) and funny with a likeable cast of characters. Recommended for some chilled viewing

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by Rudolphin » Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:37 pm

Tragic Magic wrote:My wife has just started watching Peaky Blinders and I think it looks alright. I've been half watching it while playing Lumines. However, its constant reliance on modern music to make scenes "cool" is really irritatingly grating. Those scenes would've been much better using authentic 20s style music or even just something orchestral.


Nah, the soundtrack is one of the best things about it. It's a really interesting collision of period piece and contemporary gangster saga and the music only deepens that relationship. Red Right Hand :wub:

Altered Carbon 5/10

Hard to say this wasn't a disappointment. The first few episodes were god strawberry floating awful, and although it got better the further the series progressed it was still a nasty, exploitative piece of lowest common denominator sci-fi. Considering its rumoured budget, it looked incredibly cheap too.

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by Rudolphin » Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:42 pm

Oh gooseberry fool, I forgot about End of the F***ing World.

A solid 8/10. Loved the ending.

lol, but seriously I did

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by Dual » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:35 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Peaky Blinders 9/10

I've too much to go into here, but it's one hell of a consistently brilliantly show. I still think S1 is the best( it's purpose is much clearer, being as it is a full blown analogy of WWI) but the expansion to a gangster family saga is handled so well the following series are almost as excellent.


Don't you think it's gone really silly though? I can't suspend my belief anymore after what happens to Tommy at the end of Series 4.

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by Peter Crisp » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:47 pm

Just finished series 1 of Stranger Things and it was really great.
The inclusion of D&D being a highlight for me.

9.5/10 I'm deducting half a point for it not being set in space.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:54 am

Bleachyleachy wrote:Detectorists

Big budget productions are all well and good, but this makes a nice contrast. Very low key, tender and wholesome slice of life. Well acted (Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones lead) and funny with a likeable cast of characters. Recommended for some chilled viewing


One of the best TV series of the last 10 years.

Detectorists :wub:

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by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:06 am

Moggy wrote:
Bleachyleachy wrote:Detectorists

Big budget productions are all well and good, but this makes a nice contrast. Very low key, tender and wholesome slice of life. Well acted (Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones lead) and funny with a likeable cast of characters. Recommended for some chilled viewing


One of the best TV series of the last 10 years.

Detectorists :wub:


Indeed. Myself and the wife discovered this over Christmas and ended up watching all 3 series in about a week.

Just a wonderful bit of TV and a genuinely satisfying conclusion to it all as well - ignoring the fact that I would dearly love them to make more!

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by Yulehide » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:20 pm

Van Helsing S2 - 6/10

Very generic and predictable yet I couldn't stop watching it.

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by Squinty » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:35 pm

The League of Gentlemen

At this stage I've watched series 1 and 2. Loved the first set of episodes. The humour sunk straight in. It usually takes me a few episodes to get used to comedy shows. I will probably rewatch this series. 8/10

Season 2 felt a bit weaker beyond the first episode unfortunately. But still enjoyable. 7/10

Onto season 3.

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by Rudolphin » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:03 pm

Squinty wrote:The League of Gentlemen

At this stage I've watched series 1 and 2. Loved the first set of episodes. The humour sunk straight in. It usually takes me a few episodes to get used to comedy shows. I will probably rewatch this series. 8/10

Season 2 felt a bit weaker beyond the first episode unfortunately. But still enjoyable. 7/10

Onto season 3.


Uh oh.

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by Christmas.Past » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:11 pm

Moggy wrote:
Bleachyleachy wrote:Detectorists

Big budget productions are all well and good, but this makes a nice contrast. Very low key, tender and wholesome slice of life. Well acted (Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones lead) and funny with a likeable cast of characters. Recommended for some chilled viewing


One of the best TV series of the last 10 years.

Detectorists :wub:


I agree, just a magical, joyous TV show. Outstanding.

I just finished watching Requiem (BBC)…i enjoyed it really quite a lot but good lord the ending was disappointing.

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by Rex Kramer » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:34 pm

Jenuall wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Bleachyleachy wrote:Detectorists

Big budget productions are all well and good, but this makes a nice contrast. Very low key, tender and wholesome slice of life. Well acted (Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones lead) and funny with a likeable cast of characters. Recommended for some chilled viewing


One of the best TV series of the last 10 years.

Detectorists :wub:


Indeed. Myself and the wife discovered this over Christmas and ended up watching all 3 series in about a week.

Just a wonderful bit of TV and a genuinely satisfying conclusion to it all as well - ignoring the fact that I would dearly love them to make more!

I'd wholeheartedly agree, the ending of season 3 is probably one of my favourite tv episodes ever. I'd settle for checking in with them in one off specials about every 5 years.

Detectorists :wub:

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:38 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Bleachyleachy wrote:Detectorists

Big budget productions are all well and good, but this makes a nice contrast. Very low key, tender and wholesome slice of life. Well acted (Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones lead) and funny with a likeable cast of characters. Recommended for some chilled viewing


One of the best TV series of the last 10 years.

Detectorists :wub:


Indeed. Myself and the wife discovered this over Christmas and ended up watching all 3 series in about a week.

Just a wonderful bit of TV and a genuinely satisfying conclusion to it all as well - ignoring the fact that I would dearly love them to make more!

I'd wholeheartedly agree, the ending of season 3 is probably one of my favourite tv episodes ever. I'd settle for checking in with them in one off specials about every 5 years.

Detectorists :wub:


It’s a good idea to stop when the quality was still so high.

But I also want more. :cry:

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by Rudolphin » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:38 pm

Elementary.

Oh wow. Although the series structure is of a mid-budget US procedural (because, well, it is one) Holmes is written so much more competently than the UK version. He is not, for example, a pretentious bag of ham dressed in a velvet coat. The mysteries are interesting, well presented and most importantly, logical. By the end, Sherlock was so mindshittingly obtuse even the writers were unable to explain the mysteries they created (I still feel the rage from the Season 3 opener).

Wasn't expecting much, but this is a perfect 'switch on, turn off' show.

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by Tragic Magic » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:26 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Squinty wrote:The League of Gentlemen

At this stage I've watched series 1 and 2. Loved the first set of episodes. The humour sunk straight in. It usually takes me a few episodes to get used to comedy shows. I will probably rewatch this series. 8/10

Season 2 felt a bit weaker beyond the first episode unfortunately. But still enjoyable. 7/10

Onto season 3.


Uh oh.


Is that the general consensus? My wife and I recently managed 2 episodes of season 3 after loving the 1st 2 sessions and we never went back.


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