Last TV series you watched and your rating.

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by Gemini73 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:54 am

I'm now up to date with American Gods. I loved the book and think they've done a good job translating it to the small screen. So far 8/10

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by Miguel007 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:02 pm

Castlevania S2 - 7/10; enjoyed this better than the first season and looking forward to more. The fight and action scenes were very cool.

Homecoming S1 - 8/10 - from the creator of Mr Robot starring Julia Roberts about US Army Men coming home for whatever reason and their rehabilitation back into Civilian Life but with a few twists and turns :D
Good drama with episodes less than 30 minutes; a good binge watch.

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by Tafdolphin » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:52 pm

Game of Thrones season 6 episode 10

strawberry float that noise. Cersei blowing up the sept was a cheap and nasty way to resolve some genuinely interesting plot points. The conflict between church and state was becoming something genuinely fascinating, the sparring between Cersei and Marjory was unresolved, the High Sparrow was a character that felt like he was just getting started. Cersei herself was on a decent trajectory, from a trope ridden femme-fatale to a paranoia ridden mess. But nope, now she's a Machiavellian super-villain.

strawberry floating nonsense.

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by Gemini73 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:54 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Game of Thrones season 6 episode 10

strawberry float that noise. Cersei blowing up the sept was a cheap and nasty way to resolve some genuinely interesting plot points. The conflict between church and state was becoming something genuinely fascinating, the sparring between Cersei and Marjory was unresolved, the High Sparrow was a character that felt like he was just getting started. Cersei herself was on a decent trajectory, from a trope ridden femme-fatale to a paranoia ridden mess. But nope, now she's a Machiavellian super-villain.

strawberry floating nonsense.


I always looked at The High Sparrow and his devout followers as GoTs Jeremy Corbyn and the Corbynites. :lol:

Joking aside, Cersei's character is becoming increasingly annoying. She seemingly has absolutely no idea of what she's facing even with absolute proof given right before her eyes.

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by Tafdolphin » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:07 pm

Gemini73 wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:Game of Thrones season 6 episode 10

strawberry float that noise. Cersei blowing up the sept was a cheap and nasty way to resolve some genuinely interesting plot points. The conflict between church and state was becoming something genuinely fascinating, the sparring between Cersei and Marjory was unresolved, the High Sparrow was a character that felt like he was just getting started. Cersei herself was on a decent trajectory, from a trope ridden femme-fatale to a paranoia ridden mess. But nope, now she's a Machiavellian super-villain.

strawberry floating nonsense.


I always looked at The High Sparrow and his devout followers as GoTs Jeremy Corbyn and the Corbynites. :lol:

Joking aside, Cersei's character is becoming increasingly annoying. She seemingly has absolutely no idea of what she's facing even with absolute proof given right before her eyes.


This was always her character to me; someone hugely out of her depth who thought she was smarter than them all. My problem is that with the above, it reset the threat she wasn't aware of from the High Sparrow to Dany with no subtlety or nuance. It was just so strawberry floating lazy.

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by Gemini73 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:16 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:Game of Thrones season 6 episode 10

strawberry float that noise. Cersei blowing up the sept was a cheap and nasty way to resolve some genuinely interesting plot points. The conflict between church and state was becoming something genuinely fascinating, the sparring between Cersei and Marjory was unresolved, the High Sparrow was a character that felt like he was just getting started. Cersei herself was on a decent trajectory, from a trope ridden femme-fatale to a paranoia ridden mess. But nope, now she's a Machiavellian super-villain.

strawberry floating nonsense.


I always looked at The High Sparrow and his devout followers as GoTs Jeremy Corbyn and the Corbynites. :lol:

Joking aside, Cersei's character is becoming increasingly annoying. She seemingly has absolutely no idea of what she's facing even with absolute proof given right before her eyes.


This was always her character to me; someone hugely out of her depth who thought she was smarter than them all. My problem is that with the above, it reset the threat she wasn't aware of from the High Sparrow to Dany with no subtlety or nuance. It was just so strawberry floating lazy.


Indeed. Even now she thinks current events is an ideal opportunity to 'outsmart' her opponents, utterly oblivious to the reality of the threat at her doorstep.

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by Ecno » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:14 pm

The Tick Season 2 8/10- Better than the 1st season, really enjoy it. Would thoroughly recommend it. Has anyone else watched it?

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by Pedz » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:09 am

Ecno wrote:The Tick Season 2 8/10- Better than the 1st season, really enjoy it. Would thoroughly recommend it. Has anyone else watched it?


Only episode 1, really liked season 1, so will get this watched asap.

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by Tafdolphin » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:43 pm

Onto GoT S07e02 and they just did exactly the same thing to Theon that they did with Cersei, essentially hitting the reset button on an arc that was already concluded.

Cersei: spends the first 5 seasons unaware of the seriousness of the threats around her whilst thinking herself a chess master. As she learns her lesson, her past deeds come back to haunt her. Reset by her simply blowing up everyone against her like a strawberry floating Bond villain.
Theon: From arrogant whelp to tortured slave back to respectable member of the Greyjoys. Reset by him returning to his Reek persona and leaving his sister to die, again. Progress of arc reset to the middle of season 3, again for no reason.


So bad.

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by Gemini73 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:15 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Onto GoT S07e02 and they just did exactly the same thing to Theon that they did with Cersei, essentially hitting the reset button on an arc that was already concluded.

Cersei: spends the first 5 seasons unaware of the seriousness of the threats around her whilst thinking herself a chess master. As she learns her lesson, her past deeds come back to haunt her. Reset by her simply blowing up everyone against her like a strawberry floating Bond villain.
Theon: From arrogant whelp to tortured slave back to respectable member of the Greyjoys. Reset by him returning to his Reek persona and leaving his sister to die, again. Progress of arc reset to the middle of season 3, again for no reason.


So bad.


What this highlights is how overrated Martin is as an author.

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by BOR » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:35 pm

Up to Season Two, Episode Three of Killing Eve and it is so good.

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by Moggy » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:53 pm

Gemini73 wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:Onto GoT S07e02 and they just did exactly the same thing to Theon that they did with Cersei, essentially hitting the reset button on an arc that was already concluded.

Cersei: spends the first 5 seasons unaware of the seriousness of the threats around her whilst thinking herself a chess master. As she learns her lesson, her past deeds come back to haunt her. Reset by her simply blowing up everyone against her like a strawberry floating Bond villain.
Theon: From arrogant whelp to tortured slave back to respectable member of the Greyjoys. Reset by him returning to his Reek persona and leaving his sister to die, again. Progress of arc reset to the middle of season 3, again for no reason.


So bad.


What this highlights is how overrated Martin is as an author.


As far as we know Martin didn’t write any of those plots, the TV series went far ahead of the books a long time ago.

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by Moggy » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:55 pm

Narcos Seasons 2 & 3 - 9/10

Season 2 was fantastic, season 3 a bit shitter (no Pablo :cry: ) but still great.

Going to have a break from the world of narcotic smuggling before I move onto Mexico.

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by Gemini73 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:14 pm

Moggy wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:Onto GoT S07e02 and they just did exactly the same thing to Theon that they did with Cersei, essentially hitting the reset button on an arc that was already concluded.

Cersei: spends the first 5 seasons unaware of the seriousness of the threats around her whilst thinking herself a chess master. As she learns her lesson, her past deeds come back to haunt her. Reset by her simply blowing up everyone against her like a strawberry floating Bond villain.
Theon: From arrogant whelp to tortured slave back to respectable member of the Greyjoys. Reset by him returning to his Reek persona and leaving his sister to die, again. Progress of arc reset to the middle of season 3, again for no reason.


So bad.


What this highlights is how overrated Martin is as an author.


As far as we know Martin didn’t write any of those plots, the TV series went far ahead of the books a long time ago.


I see. I only read the first three books and stopped because I found them rather tedious. I just assumed the show followed the books, albeit with a lot of the filler cut out.

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by Tafdolphin » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:27 pm

Gemini73 wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:Onto GoT S07e02 and they just did exactly the same thing to Theon that they did with Cersei, essentially hitting the reset button on an arc that was already concluded.

Cersei: spends the first 5 seasons unaware of the seriousness of the threats around her whilst thinking herself a chess master. As she learns her lesson, her past deeds come back to haunt her. Reset by her simply blowing up everyone against her like a strawberry floating Bond villain.
Theon: From arrogant whelp to tortured slave back to respectable member of the Greyjoys. Reset by him returning to his Reek persona and leaving his sister to die, again. Progress of arc reset to the middle of season 3, again for no reason.


So bad.


What this highlights is how overrated Martin is as an author.


As far as we know Martin didn’t write any of those plots, the TV series went far ahead of the books a long time ago.


I see. I only read the first three books and stopped because I found them rather tedious. I just assumed the show followed the books, albeit with a lot of the filler cut out.


I actually really enjoyed the books and have found that the series have suffered since they moved away from his writing. All the political manoeuvring and machination has been left behind in favour of spectacle and special effects.

There were two ways the show could have gone after moving on from Martin's books: favour a more intricate, Sopranos-like drama or become Lord of the Rings. It emphatically chose the latter and I've found this has removed everything that made the series good in the first place (and man were the first three seasons good).

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by Gemini73 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:45 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:Onto GoT S07e02 and they just did exactly the same thing to Theon that they did with Cersei, essentially hitting the reset button on an arc that was already concluded.

Cersei: spends the first 5 seasons unaware of the seriousness of the threats around her whilst thinking herself a chess master. As she learns her lesson, her past deeds come back to haunt her. Reset by her simply blowing up everyone against her like a strawberry floating Bond villain.
Theon: From arrogant whelp to tortured slave back to respectable member of the Greyjoys. Reset by him returning to his Reek persona and leaving his sister to die, again. Progress of arc reset to the middle of season 3, again for no reason.


So bad.


What this highlights is how overrated Martin is as an author.


As far as we know Martin didn’t write any of those plots, the TV series went far ahead of the books a long time ago.


I see. I only read the first three books and stopped because I found them rather tedious. I just assumed the show followed the books, albeit with a lot of the filler cut out.


I actually really enjoyed the books and have found that the series have suffered since they moved away from his writing. All the political manoeuvring and machination has been left behind in favour of spectacle and special effects.

There were two ways the show could have gone after moving on from Martin's books: favour a more intricate, Sopranos-like drama or become Lord of the Rings. It emphatically chose the latter and I've found this has removed everything that made the series good in the first place (and man were the first three seasons good).


A cliched response from me perhaps, but each to their own. I prefer the works of Gemmell and Goodkind.

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by Tafdolphin » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:15 pm

Oh strawberry float me. Just finished episode 4 (the one where the dragon attacks the Lannisters) and I got so angry at the cheques that sequence was unable to cash I swore at the tele. So many pointless fake outs and feints.

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by That's not a growth » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:24 am

I've just started rewatch GoT, with my intention to catch up just in time for the finale which means I need to average just less than 3 episodes a day (weekends will help, thankfully). Reading Taf's journey is equal parts entertainment and dread.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:12 am

I've picked up where we left off, sometime around the beginning of season 6, in an attempt to catch up before the final episode airs.

It's just such a drag. I am genuinely so bored while watching it, I doubt I'll ever get through to the end.

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by Tafdolphin » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:56 am

I thought season 6 had its ups and downs. The Battle of the Bastards was a remarkable spectacle, and finally seeing Ramsey get his was fun. The finale on the other hand was the laziest kind of 'we don't know how to resolve these conflicts, let's blow everything up.' writing.

Season 7 is, so far, terrible. Apparently, the answer everyone was looking for during the first few seasons was just...more. Want the seven kingdoms? Just kill more houses! Want control of the seas? Just conjure up 1000 ships in a few weeks! Why didn't Theon's dad think of that? The reason the Lannisters were so indebted to the Tyrells in the earlier seasons was because the Lannisters were broke, literally in debt to a ruthlessly powerful mercenary bank and dealing with multiple internal struggles. Season 7 rolls around? Nah, just capture the Tyrell's castle, that'll do it! When House Bolton fell in BotB it felt huge because this was the first major house since the Starks to go under. Now it seems a new house is disappearing every week.

The show it's reminding me of most at the moment is Lost. Fantastic opening few seasons; terribly rushed, improvised feeling latter seasons as the writers scramble to resolve conflicts they don't know how to resolve.

EDIT: Another episode down. They managed to make a scene of dragons fighting the undead boring and unremarkable.

This is really poor.

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