Last TV series you watched and your rating.

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by Jenuall » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:49 am

Yeah The Good Place should be applauded for actually embedding the philosophical themes directly into the fabric of the show itself, managing to use this to fundamentally drive both the narrative and the humour.

It's the exact opposite prospect to something like Big Bang Theory which just uses science and geek subculture as set dressing for its painfully dull and uninspired US sitcom by-the-numbers fare.

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by OrangeRKN » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:45 pm

Hexx wrote:Expanse s1 and s2

Hey this is pretty good!


I finished season 3 last week

It's v.good

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PostRe: Last TV series you watched and your rating.
by Moggy » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:41 pm

Living With Yourself - 7/10

Quite enjoyed this, it wasn’t the out and out comedy I was expecting though!

Aisling Bea :datass:

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:53 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:Oh what the fork? Halfway through my daily The Good Place binge and out of nowhere suddenly there isn't another episode available. I didn't know it was still going! It really isn't the type of programme to be watched 20 minutes at a time once a week...

I'm still not convinced it's this brilliantly intelligent show... it feels very much a guilty pleasure.


https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radi ... -seem-cool
https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019 ... philosophy

Couple of really good articles there on how philosophical conceits power the entire show, and how the complexities of each is taught to the viewer through farce and absurdity.

It absolutely shouldn't be a guilty pleasure, it's one of the best shows in a decade.

Interesting. I'm certainly happy to have my fondness backed up by this sort of evidence!

I do wish they would tone down the Justin (dumbass) and Tahani (name-dropping socialite) jokes that have been running since the beginning. Some of them do hit to an extent, but that's because there are literally five of each per episode (I wish I was exaggerating)!

Completely agree with the praise for Ted Danson. He is simply marvelous.

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PostRe: Last TV series you watched and your rating.
by Jenuall » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:12 pm

Moggy wrote:Living With Yourself - 7/10

Quite enjoyed this, it wasn’t the out and out comedy I was expecting though!

Aisling Bea :datass:

Pretty much my thoughts. I went in expecting zany double Paul Rudd hi-jinks but they actually did a solid job of telling an interesting and, relatively, deep story.

Also 100% agreement on Aisling. :datass:

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by Hexx » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:36 am

OrangeRKN wrote:
Hexx wrote:Expanse s1 and s2

Hey this is pretty good!


I finished season 3 last week

It's v.good


Not a huge fan of the shift in storyline, setting and key characters in later half of season 3. Much preferred the multi sided political shenanigans and gambits

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by OrangeRKN » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:39 am

I see where you're coming from but also Miller comes back sort of and he is the best character

It's a hell of a set up for season 4 anyway

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PostRe: Last TV series you watched and your rating.
by Hexx » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:40 am

He’s the worst

What is wrong with you

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by Tafdolphin » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:49 am

Miller is the Expanse equivalent of Rorschach.

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PostRe: Last TV series you watched and your rating.
by Moggy » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:54 am

Miller is ok but I could have done without his character coming back.

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by Hexx » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:03 pm

So many wrong’uns around here

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by OrangeRKN » Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:19 pm

Miller is such a contradictory character, which is why I like him. An authorative figure who is physically weak. A cynic who believes in doing the right thing. A corrupt official willing to sacrifice himself for others. He becomes a folk hero to the people he helped oppress. The similarities and differences to Holden make for an interesting contrast.

Also I like the actor and he has a cool hair cut?

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PostRe: Last TV series you watched and your rating.
by Drumstick » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:35 am

Living With Yourself - 8/10

Enjoyed this, satisfactory ending too.

Aisling Bea is proper wife material.

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PostRe: Last TV series you watched and your rating.
by Moggy » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:39 am

Drumstick wrote:Aisling Bea is proper wife material.


She would be, but she doesn't like the pole.

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by Tomous » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:27 am

Drumstick wrote:Living With Yourself - 8/10

Enjoyed this, satisfactory ending too.

Aisling Bea is proper wife material.



I've just started watching this (based on reviews in this thread) and 2 episodes in I'm enjoying it, but...Aisling Bea :wub:

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PostRe: Last TV series you watched and your rating.
by Hexx » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:30 pm

Expanse S3 done - second half/story arc was pretty rubbish and the finale was just bad. Still looks like we’re moving on now

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by Tafdolphin » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:54 pm

Finished the first two eps of The Mandalorian.

It's very slow.

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PostRe: Last TV series you watched and your rating.
by Jenuall » Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:26 am

Yeah, episode 2 in particular was incredibly slow. Still enjoying it so far though.

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by Tafdolphin » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:45 am

Yeah, I'm enjoying it, but I can't help feeling it should have been hour long episodes rather than 30 minutes.

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by Tafdolphin » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:32 pm

Episode 5 of Watchmen done and jesus this might be the best TV show in a decade. It's genuinely remarkable, managing even to do justice to the Squid drop. What a strawberry floating shot that was.

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