Last TV series you watched and your rating.

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by Pedz » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:46 pm

OK, you keep talking about sexy women and post no pics. You lot are strawberry floating gooseberry fool.

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by Moggy » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:48 pm

Pedz wrote:OK, you keep talking about sexy women and post no pics. You lot are strawberry floating gooseberry fool.


I’m going to let you into a secret. There’s a website called Google that lets you search for images. :shock:

Or if you’re a proper degenerate you can use Bing.

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by Pedz » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:11 pm

I don't have access to Google. It's blocked in my house due to too much searching for porn and wanking, same with Bing.

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by Mr. Sis Boom Bah » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:26 pm

why are you searching for wanking? would think youd have got the hang of it by now

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by Jenuall » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:18 pm

Verti-Forma (tape edit) wrote:why are you searching for wanking? would think youd have got the hang of it by now

We're not all into autoerotic asphyxiation you know! ;)

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by Ironhide » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:20 pm

Moggy wrote:
Pedz wrote:OK, you keep talking about sexy women and post no pics. You lot are strawberry floating gooseberry fool.


I’m going to let you into a secret. There’s a website called Google that lets you search for images. :shock:

Or if you’re a proper degenerate you can use Bing.


DuckDuckGo ftw.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:30 pm

I agree completely that the storytelling follows a different, much looser template to modern-era drama series. I can understand why that might not be someone's cup of tea — for me it's what makes it so charming.

The characters are mostly thoroughly awful people, but they're so consistent and believable that it enhances the experience rather than detracts from it. I actually thought it was such a shame that Richie Aprile died so suddenly. What a despicable man, but what a brilliant character. I wonder if there was an IRL reason he had to go. Same for Livia, who until the actor's untimely demise was my favourite character.

AJ did seriously well for himself at least a couple of times. The fiancée was a stunner, but the rich girl before her was even more :datass:.

Edit - wrong Aprile in the spoiler...

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by Pedz » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:35 pm

Verti-Forma (tape edit) wrote:why are you searching for wanking? would think youd have got the hang of it by now


It's always fun to see if there are various styles to try. Gotta try something new every now and then, ya know?

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by Drumstick » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:58 pm

Sopranos is a top tier, upper echelon, best television series of all-time contender. Probably my favourite show ever. That or The Shield.

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by Tomous » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:37 pm

The thing I liked most about the Sopranos was the ending. Totally fitting, perfectly executed and in my opinion, very underrated.

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by Moggy » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:39 pm

Tomous wrote:The thing I liked most about the Sopranos was the ending. Totally fitting, perfectly executed and in my opinion, very underrated.


Or was it?

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by Tomous » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:40 pm

:shifty:

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:51 pm

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.

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by Hexx » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:56 pm

Expanse s1 and s2

Hey this is pretty good!

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by sawyerpip » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:43 pm

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.


I think the praise for it is perhaps overstated but I wouldn't call it a guilty pleasure. It's worth watching for Ted Danson alone, he's brilliant in it.

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by Tafdolphin » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:35 am

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.

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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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