Last TV series you watched and your rating.

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PostRe: Last TV series you watched and your rating.
by Alkaline » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:32 pm

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Floex wrote:
Moggy wrote:Seinfeld Season 1 – 6/10

I have never seen any Seinfeld but after watching a few episodes of Comedians in Cars getting Coffee, I decided I should rectify this. Season 1 isn’t great though, it’s ok but is not exactly jumping out at me, there are only 5 or so episodes in the first season so it wasn’t a big time commitment. :lol: There’s enough there to keep my attention though and (from looking at IMdB ratings) I am expecting things to improve.


Season 1 is by far the worst. Things will start to pick up in season 2/3 onwards but you’re in for many gems if you stick with it.


Yeah I agree. Season 1 is very average. Season 2 isn't much better but it starts to pick up by Season 3. Then I'd say Season 4 is probably the greatest series of any sitcom/comedy show ever, there's just so many classic episodes. Then after that it mostly maintains it's greatness, with just a slight dip I'd say in seasons 8 & 9, when Larry David left. They're still very good, but the story lines just got a little too crazy.

Also, Comedians in Cars getting Coffee is great isn't it? Very addictive.


I am about halfway through season 2 and it is already much much better than the first season. I am glad to know that it improves further from here!

Comedians in Cars getting Coffee is great, the short episode lengths really help as well, before you get a chance to be sick of a guest, you are onto the next one. I hope Seinfeld/Netflix make lots more.


Yeah, you're in for a treat!

He's definitely making more Comedians in cars, it's only just been bought by Netflix, it was originally just an online show on it's own website, I think 80% of the episodes on Netflix are from that website, so hopefully there will be some new stuff soon.

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by Rapidly-Greying » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:11 pm

Big mouth. Very funny indeed. A resounding 74.7/79

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by Vermilion » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:46 pm

Hard Sun

Lots of murder and mayhem, yet strangely compelling, it's the first BBC drama to draw me in for years - 7/10

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by Peter Crisp » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:10 pm

Vermilion wrote:Hard Sun

Lots of murder and mayhem, yet strangely compelling, it's the first BBC drama to draw me in for years - 7/10


I watched the whole series when it was first put onto BBC Iplayer and while I liked it they've kind of screwed themselves with that ending.

The show is set now so how do they deal with a black hole eating the sun? Even if the show completely changes and focuses on a global initiative to somehow save the Sun I have no idea how we'd manage with the level of technology we have now. More likely is the show showing the world slowly falling apart as the realisation hits everyone that we're doomed and I don't think they have the budget to pull that off.

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by Robbo-92 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:11 pm

Peaky Blinders, got bought series 1-3 for Christmas and then 4 when it came out. Brilliant all the way through.

Currently watching Requiem on BBC, not sure what to make of it after 3 episodes, they're all on iPlayer so I'll get them watched but it's not been as good as I was hoping.

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by Lotus » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:29 am

Firefly - 7/10

+ Nice concept
+ Generally enjoyable episodes
+ Generally liked the light-hearted tone to it
+ Some good characters

- Some annoying characters
- Felt a bit low-budget in places
- Felt a bit…'naff' at times. Hard to describe, maybe a bit cringe-worthy and overly-sentimental at some points.
- Some poor acting on occasion, especially in gun fights
- Sometimes went too far down the comedic route, when a more serious tone would've been better

Would love to see a darker, more serious series with the same premise as Firefly. Will probably check out Serenity at some point.

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by Drumstick » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:35 am

Lotus wrote:Firefly - 7/10

- Sometimes went too far down the comedic route, when a more serious tone would've been better

It's been a few years since I watched it but I definitely felt the same as you on the above point. Obv agree with all the pros you listed as well. Also:

+ Fillion :wub:

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by Jenuall » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:48 am

Drumstick wrote:
Lotus wrote:Firefly - 7/10

- Sometimes went too far down the comedic route, when a more serious tone would've been better

It's been a few years since I watched it but I definitely felt the same as you on the above point. Obv agree with all the pros you listed as well. Also:

+ Fillion :wub:


I watched Firefly for the first time recently and I would agree with those cons Lotus. For me I think it also suffered from being over-hyped, watching it so long after it was released and hearing so many people raving about clearly gave me expectations that the show just couldn't reach.

It's a fun show with some nice characterisation and setting, but I don't get where the level of adoration it gets from the fan base is coming from.

Also watched Serenity right after finishing the series - overall I would say I preferred the movie over the series, although I couldn't put my finger on exactly why.

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by Frank » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:52 pm

Back on the subject of Dirk Gently, I've just finished season 2. Glad it wasn't quite as cliffhanging an ending as the first season, especially considering it's not coming back :fp:

It's a lot better than I remember season 1 being, though. I liked how they actually developed Blackwing although I don't really buy the Ken heel turn. He's held prisoner by the guys and then suddenly starts running the place? Friedkin saving the day, though :datass:

It was good to get the occassional nod to Douglas Adams, too. The Thor reference in one of the first few episodes 8-)

Also agree with Brer about Amanda :wub: Farah, too :datass:

Still a bit disappointed they culled the Stephen Mangan Dirk Gently series so quickly, though. Barnett never really feels like the Dirk Gently of the books. Good taste in jackets, mind you.

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PostRe: Last TV series you watched and your rating.
by Lotus » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:13 pm

Drumstick wrote:
Lotus wrote:Firefly - 7/10

- Sometimes went too far down the comedic route, when a more serious tone would've been better

It's been a few years since I watched it but I definitely felt the same as you on the above point. Obv agree with all the pros you listed as well. Also:

+ Fillion :wub:

The woman who played Inara - incredible. :datass: :wub:

Jenuall wrote:
Drumstick wrote:
Lotus wrote:Firefly - 7/10

- Sometimes went too far down the comedic route, when a more serious tone would've been better

It's been a few years since I watched it but I definitely felt the same as you on the above point. Obv agree with all the pros you listed as well. Also:

+ Fillion :wub:


I watched Firefly for the first time recently and I would agree with those cons Lotus. For me I think it also suffered from being over-hyped, watching it so long after it was released and hearing so many people raving about clearly gave me expectations that the show just couldn't reach.

It's a fun show with some nice characterisation and setting, but I don't get where the level of adoration it gets from the fan base is coming from.

Also watched Serenity right after finishing the series - overall I would say I preferred the movie over the series, although I couldn't put my finger on exactly why.

Yeah, it's decent, but I can't see where all the raging fans come from. Still, shame it ended after a short time, it had a lot of potential. Will check out Serenity for sure.

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by Vermilion » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:53 pm

The Squid Girl

Picked it up on DVD from HMV recently because, well, umm, actually i have no idea. Anyhow, it is really, really weird stuff, so Japanese in every possible way, yet it's overall strangeness is mixed with likeable characters and fun (if short) episodes.

I really have never seen anything else like it - 7/10

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by Jenuall » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:23 pm

Lovesick (Netflix) - 9

Blitzed through all 3 seasons of this over the last week or so, really great show! Such a good core cast and it handles the subject matter really well without getting either too sappy or too "dramatic".

Hope they make more of it and soon!

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by Drumstick » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:04 pm

Lotus wrote:
Drumstick wrote:
Lotus wrote:Firefly - 7/10

- Sometimes went too far down the comedic route, when a more serious tone would've been better

It's been a few years since I watched it but I definitely felt the same as you on the above point. Obv agree with all the pros you listed as well. Also:

+ Fillion :wub:

The woman who played Inara - incredible. :datass: :wub:

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I've been rewatching some Dexter recently. I'm in the middle of rewatching S4 so won't rate that, but I did finish the second season. This is so, so good. Lundy hunting the Bay Harbour Butcher, Deb regaining her confidence and sass, Dexter's makeshift underwater graveyard being discovered, Doakes tailing him day and night and Lila's poisonous choas entailing all of it. Superb.

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by more heat than light » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:32 pm

Star Trek: Discovery

It's obviously riddled with flaws, but it's entertaining as hell and moves along at a rapid pace which is great. Needs to develop some of the other characters, I swear half of the bridge crew haven't even had a line yet. High hopes for the second series.

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by Preezy » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:35 am

McMafia - really enjoyed it, and it had a satisfying ending which seems to be a rarity with series these days.

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by Floex » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:12 am

I couldn’t get past the title.

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by Preezy » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:18 am

Floex wrote:I couldn’t get past the title.

It is a stupid name, no doubt about it, but the show itself was great.

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by Tafdolphin » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:53 pm

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.

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by KK » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:51 pm

Two Doors Down on BBC2. It's basically a Scottish, lewder version of the Royle Family, but I've been enjoying the past 3 episodes a lot. It's the first sitcom I've watched in quite some time.

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by Lotus » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:14 pm

Floex wrote:I couldn’t get past the title.

Same. :slol: As soon as I saw the advert for it I thought "that sounds stupid" and immediately discounted it. When there's so much 'out there' to watch, surely having a good title is one of the fundamentals.

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