Last TV series you watched and your rating.

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by Sandy » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:52 pm

Jenuall wrote:Similarly if anyone has had to watch Gilmore Girls I would contest that Lorelei Gilmore gives Carrie a run for her money.


I was unemployed for a year about 10 years ago and Gilmore Girls tended to be on Channel 4 when I woke up. I never really had Lorelai down as a nasty character...I can get behind any hatred for Bradshaw as a character though.

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by Jenuall » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:00 pm

Sandy wrote:
Jenuall wrote:Similarly if anyone has had to watch Gilmore Girls I would contest that Lorelei Gilmore gives Carrie a run for her money.


I was unemployed for a year about 10 years ago and Gilmore Girls tended to be on Channel 4 when I woke up. I never really had Lorelai down as a nasty character...I can get behind any hatred for Bradshaw as a character though.


I'm probably being a bit harsh on Lorelai, she isn't quite in Bradshaw territory, but I do find her to be a fairly horrible person who seems to cause problems for herself and other people far more than she does anything useful. I find her incredibly whiny and ungrateful a lot of the time as well. Rory isn't much better either.

I don't think it is too uncommon an opinion either, the first two autocomplete options on google for "why lorelai" are:

* why lorelai gilmore is the worst
* why lorelai and rory are the worst

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by Chocolate-Milk » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:43 pm

Jenuall wrote:Similarly if anyone has had to watch Gilmore Girls I would contest that Lorelei Gilmore gives Carrie a run for her money.

Oh, absolutely. The woman is a trainwreck, and Rory isn't far behind.

I do like the rest of the cast though...

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by Peter Crisp » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:10 pm

I finished series 3 of The Expanse yesterday and is was bloody marvellous.

The story remains top notch and my favourite character (Chrisjen Avasarala) has a strong presence. The special effects are great and it's pretty much perfect science fiction that I think everyone will enjoy if they just know it exists which I hope they will do now Amazon have it and not Sci-Fi who seemingly don't advertise shows.

Well worth checking out and a nailed on 10/10 from me :wub: .

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by Jenuall » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:20 pm

Jack Ryan (Amazon Prime) - 7/10

Very watchable stuff, Jim Halpert takes on some terrorists whilst pretending he is just a boring desk jockey. I was expecting this to be pretty terrible so I was actually surprised at how enjoyable the whole thing was. Krasinski does a great job with the role of Ryan and most of the supporting cast are excellent as well. The finale was a bit of a let down in my view, but the first 7 episodes were great.

Also I'm not sure what the standard for these things is like nowadays as I've never been into the likes of 24 or Homeland, but I was impressed by the amount of this which features the characters speaking their native languages and subtitled for the viewer who needs it - it always frustrates me when you watch TV/movies where all these foreign terrorists and warlords go around speaking English to each other all the time! :lol:

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by Ironhide » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:33 pm

Disenchantment 7/10

I know quite a few people hated this but aside from a weak start and slightly bland sense of humour in the first few episodes I began to really enjoy this towards the end and will definitely give any future season a watch.

I think most critics are expecting another Simpsons or Futurama and are then being overly harsh when it isn't the same kind of show. Also the fact that unlike the previously mentioned shows, Disenchantment has an overall story arc rather than the standalone episode format means episodes don't need the rapid fire gag after gag style of comedy.

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by Tafdolphin » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:37 pm

Ironhide wrote:Disenchantment

I know quite a few people hated this but aside from a weak start and slightly bland sense of humour in the first few episodes I began to really enjoy this towards the end and will definitely give any future season a watch.

I think most critics are expecting another Simpsons or Futurama and are then being overly harsh when it isn't the same kind of show. Also the fact that unlike the previously mentioned shows, Disenchantment has an overall story arc rather than the standalone episode format means episodes don't need the rapid fire gag after gag style of comedy.


I know what you mean, but it was heavily marketed as a medieval Futurama.

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by Ironhide » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:44 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Ironhide wrote:Disenchantment

I know quite a few people hated this but aside from a weak start and slightly bland sense of humour in the first few episodes I began to really enjoy this towards the end and will definitely give any future season a watch.

I think most critics are expecting another Simpsons or Futurama and are then being overly harsh when it isn't the same kind of show. Also the fact that unlike the previously mentioned shows, Disenchantment has an overall story arc rather than the standalone episode format means episodes don't need the rapid fire gag after gag style of comedy.


I know what you mean, but it was heavily marketed as a medieval Futurama.


That's more an issue of bad marketing though.

The only real comparison with Futurama I noticed is the art style, and possibly Luci being quite a similar character to Bender. Everything else is almost totally different.

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by Tafdolphin » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:22 pm

Definitely it is. I'm just saying that you can hardly criticise people for expecting another similar show if they were explicitly sold another similar show by the marketing

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by Death's Head » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:13 pm

Jenuall wrote:Jack Ryan (Amazon Prime) - 7/10

Very watchable stuff, Jim Halpert takes on some terrorists whilst pretending he is just a boring desk jockey. I was expecting this to be pretty terrible so I was actually surprised at how enjoyable the whole thing was. Krasinski does a great job with the role of Ryan and most of the supporting cast are excellent as well. The finale was a bit of a let down in my view, but the first 7 episodes were great.



Agree, but would give this a mighty 8. The only problem with the last episode (IMO) was that it wrapped things up too quickly. Content was good, just could have done with being longer and upping the tension.

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by Jenuall » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:39 am

Death's Head wrote:
Jenuall wrote:Jack Ryan (Amazon Prime) - 7/10

Very watchable stuff, Jim Halpert takes on some terrorists whilst pretending he is just a boring desk jockey. I was expecting this to be pretty terrible so I was actually surprised at how enjoyable the whole thing was. Krasinski does a great job with the role of Ryan and most of the supporting cast are excellent as well. The finale was a bit of a let down in my view, but the first 7 episodes were great.



Agree, but would give this a mighty 8. The only problem with the last episode (IMO) was that it wrapped things up too quickly. Content was good, just could have done with being longer and upping the tension.


Yeah I think I'm tempted to up my score to an 8 as well, I think because I was a little disappointed by the last episode it dragged down my view of the whole thing but on reflection it was a great watch.

Another thing I really liked about it was that despite the show being about "Jack Ryan" it wasn't totally centred around that one character and it was very happy to spend time exploring what others in the show were up to. I think there was one episode early on where Jack probably only got a handful of minutes screen time as the show was dealing with other things. That made a nice change from most shows of this type where the main character has to be front and centre almost all the time!

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by Death's Head » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:38 pm

Have you seen "Clear and present danger"? I guess that is similar in the sense Harrison Ford is the main character but a lot of screen time is given to the other characters.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:48 pm

Jenuall wrote:Jack Ryan (Amazon Prime) - 7/10

Very watchable stuff, Jim Halpert takes on some terrorists whilst pretending he is just a boring desk jockey. I was expecting this to be pretty terrible so I was actually surprised at how enjoyable the whole thing was. Krasinski does a great job with the role of Ryan and most of the supporting cast are excellent as well. The finale was a bit of a let down in my view, but the first 7 episodes were great.

Also I'm not sure what the standard for these things is like nowadays as I've never been into the likes of 24 or Homeland, but I was impressed by the amount of this which features the characters speaking their native languages and subtitled for the viewer who needs it - it always frustrates me when you watch TV/movies where all these foreign terrorists and warlords go around speaking English to each other all the time! :lol:

Yeah I was expecting it to be rather middling at best, but thoroughly enjoyed it. Nothing special but it scratched that 24 itch quite well.

Between this and A Quiet Place, Krasinski is definitely growing on me as more than just Jim. Though he'll always be Jim. :lol:

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by Brerlappin » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:33 am

Black Sails Season 1 & 2 9/10

I liked this show when i first watched it, but being able to binge watch it now takes away all the slowness and makes it much more enjoyable. Theres so many great characters in it, i love Jack Rackham and Anne Bonnie, Charles Vane and John Silver. Its got some amazingly well done action scenes too, the budget for this msut have been insane. The attack on Charleston in the season finale of S2, and the Battle scene that opens Season 1 are fantastic. Im not sure if its been edited on Amazon Prime tho because i definitely remember there being way more sex in this show.

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by Hexx » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:48 am

Struggled with where to put this. Frasiers an old show, so the US TV thread didn't feel right.

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PostRe: Last TV series you watched and your rating.
by Jenuall » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:58 am

Ah Frasier, such a good show.

Really need to watch it again some time, there just aren't enough hours in the day anymore!

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by Slayerx » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:43 pm

Atypical season 2

Just as good as season one if not better.

It tackles a difficult subject matter but does a fairly good job at showing the difficulties from all angles and it's just really fun to watch and at times very sad.

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by Rapidly-Greying » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:28 am

Lucky on Netflix, absolutely crazy and super watchable. It's funny,violent,dark and disturbing.

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by Ecno » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:03 pm

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Jenuall wrote:Ah Frasier, such a good show.

Really need to watch it again some time, there just aren't enough hours in the day anymore!


My Grandad loved constantly watching Last of the Summer wine. I imagine my grand kids will have to endure Frasier, Friends and Seinfeld reruns.

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by Jenuall » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:50 am

Ecno wrote::capnscotty:
Jenuall wrote:Ah Frasier, such a good show.

Really need to watch it again some time, there just aren't enough hours in the day anymore!


My Grandad loved constantly watching Last of the Summer wine. I imagine my grand kids will have to endure Frasier, Friends and Seinfeld reruns.


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It will be interesting to see how well things hold up over time, from those I suspect that whilst being visibly dated Frasier and Seinfeld will still transfer to newer generations quite well but Friends may struggle as I think it is much more "of it's time".

Generally speaking unless the humour of a show is very heavily related to the specifics of it's time (e.g. riffing on pop cultural references etc.) then if something was funny 30 years ago then it should still be funny now. Cultural shifts will have an impact as well of course, I recall Friends came in for quite a bit of stick recently when all the new kids watched it on Netflix and found some of the material to be quite "regressive" in terms of handling of sexuality etc.

Either way my kids and grandkids are going to be forced to watch a lot of 80s and 90s comedy if I have anything to do with it! :lol:

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