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by Moggy » Mon May 13, 2019 8:03 pm

Star Trek Discovery Season 1 - 4/10

This opened well but was strawberry floating awful. I had heard Season 2 was decent though so finished it.

Star Trek Discovery Season 2 - 8/10

What a turnaround, really enjoyed the second season. It was mostly nonsensical, plot armoured up and with some terrible dialogue but unlike the first season was actually enjoyable.

I should say that those are the only Star Trek TV shows I’ve ever watched, although season 2 was good it doesn’t want to make me go back to earlier series.

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by Moggy » Tue May 14, 2019 8:27 pm

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes - 9/10

A terrifying documentary about Bundy. I knew some of the basics but the whole story is astonishing. It’s scary just how “normal” he comes across when talking and the court room stuff was crazy.

I actually agreed with him at the end about the people outside while he was being executed, crazy bastards.

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by Ironhide » Tue May 14, 2019 9:43 pm

Moggy wrote:Star Trek Discovery Season 1 - 4/10

This opened well but was strawberry floating awful. I had heard Season 2 was decent though so finished it.

Star Trek Discovery Season 2 - 8/10

What a turnaround, really enjoyed the second season. It was mostly nonsensical, plot armoured up and with some terrible dialogue but unlike the first season was actually enjoyable.

I should say that those are the only Star Trek TV shows I’ve ever watched, although season 2 was good it doesn’t want to make me go back to earlier series.


The only other Star Trek series I've watched a sizeable chunk of is TNG and that is much better than Discovery, terribly early 90's ish to almost painful levels though.

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by Peter Crisp » Tue May 14, 2019 10:18 pm

Moggy wrote:Star Trek Discovery Season 1 - 4/10

This opened well but was strawberry floating awful. I had heard Season 2 was decent though so finished it.

Star Trek Discovery Season 2 - 8/10

What a turnaround, really enjoyed the second season. It was mostly nonsensical, plot armoured up and with some terrible dialogue but unlike the first season was actually enjoyable.

I should say that those are the only Star Trek TV shows I’ve ever watched, although season 2 was good it doesn’t want to make me go back to earlier series.


I agree that season 2 is much much better.
They toned down the dark theme and had a much better overall story with less spotlight on a single character and that really worked.

I still don't think it's very Treklike though as part of Trek is about hope for the future and Discovery really doesn't give you hope for the future.
Nowhere near as good as The Orville though.

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by Vermilion » Wed May 15, 2019 7:56 am

Fear the Walking Dead S2

8/10

Really enjoyed it, and it was way better than season 2 of the main show (i'm watching both from the beginning as i've seen neither before).

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by mcjihge2 » Wed May 15, 2019 7:26 pm

Sabrina season 2. Really good. Good ending. 9/10.

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by Squinty » Wed May 15, 2019 10:17 pm

Moggy wrote:Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes - 9/10

A terrifying documentary about Bundy. I knew some of the basics but the whole story is astonishing. It’s scary just how “normal” he comes across when talking and the court room stuff was crazy.

I actually agreed with him at the end about the people outside while he was being executed, crazy bastards.


This was a great documentary. It's totally mental that he got to cross exam witnesses.

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by Tafdolphin » Thu May 16, 2019 5:56 am

Eh, I liked Discovery season 1. It's not in the big leagues of prestige TV but it wasn't trying to be. Like the Next Generation it was something pleasant to have on in the background whilst eating.

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by Moggy » Thu May 16, 2019 6:01 am

Squinty wrote:
Moggy wrote:Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes - 9/10

A terrifying documentary about Bundy. I knew some of the basics but the whole story is astonishing. It’s scary just how “normal” he comes across when talking and the court room stuff was crazy.

I actually agreed with him at the end about the people outside while he was being executed, crazy bastards.


This was a great documentary. It's totally mental that he got to cross exam witnesses.


The whole thing was crazy. The escapes, the trial and the way the judge sentenced him to death but then said “take care of yourself young man”. Bizarre.

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by Jenuall » Thu May 16, 2019 1:02 pm

Huge in France - Netflix - 7/10

Comedy/Drama series about a French comedian, Gad, who moves to LA after growing tired of his "playboy" lifestyle in France and to try and connect with his American son who is trying to be a model.

This was a real mixed bag of a show, it had some great moments in it but also didn't really seem to know what it was trying to do or say for a lot of the time. Almost everyone in the show is pretty unlikable as well which can make it a bit hard to root for any kind of positive outcome! :lol:

Netflix seem to be doing quite a lot of programming that would appear to boil down to giving famous people some cash and a loose set of reins to go off an make something that they want to make, that can work really well (something like Master of None which was brilliant IMO) but it can result in stuff like this which has real character and an off beat feel but doesn't really deliver in they way that you would want it to.

It has made me want to check out some of Gad's stand up work though so hopefully that is a good outcome!

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by Outrunner » Sun May 19, 2019 10:29 pm

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - 8.5/10

I started this because a friend incessantly kept recommending it and I thought the easiest way to shut her up was to watch a couple of episodes. I binged series 1-3 then had the long (wasn't long at all but seemed it) wait for season 4. Season 3 hit a nerve as it tackled issues I've had in the past and did it well. I loved it and I'm torn between being sad it finished and happy it went out on a high. Marked down for a couple of plot elements and
replacing Greg in the final season. I get why it was done but the new actor didn't seem to fit the role

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by Monkey Man » Wed May 22, 2019 12:22 am

The Society (Netflix) Season One - 7.5/10

From Party of Five creator Christopher Keyser, The Society follows a group of high school students who, instead of being taken to the Smokey Mountains like they are expecting, find themselves in an exact replica of their upper-class Connecticut town. Only when they go to their homes, the teenagers realize all of their parents, siblings, and even their pets are nowhere to be found.

https://www.netflix.com/title/80197989

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJzU-b5EU9c

Surprisingly good. A nice mix of mystery, drama and growing up fast.

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by Moggy » Wed May 22, 2019 7:49 am

Into the Badlands: Season 3 - 7/10

The story of this is pretty much bobbins, but it is very entertaining and has some fantastic fight scenes. Nick Frost being a kung fu expert really is something to behold. :lol:

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by Drumstick » Wed May 22, 2019 12:42 pm

The Staircase
I’d heard an awful lot about this case going into the documentary and whilst the case is somewhat interesting, the flatout absurd defence the accused went with turned me off. Instead I listened the Generation Why two-part podcast on the case.

Evil Genius
Decent documentary about an absolutely harebrained plot to rob a bank. How any of the perpetrators ever thought they could get away with this is beyond me. Evil Genius? More like Stupid Idiots.

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by Ironhide » Wed May 22, 2019 3:55 pm

Moggy wrote:Into the Badlands: Season 3 - 7/10

The story of this is pretty much bobbins, but it is very entertaining and has some fantastic fight scenes. Nick Frost being a kung fu expert really is something to behold. :lol:


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by Moggy » Wed May 22, 2019 3:59 pm

Ironhide wrote:
Moggy wrote:Into the Badlands: Season 3 - 7/10

The story of this is pretty much bobbins, but it is very entertaining and has some fantastic fight scenes. Nick Frost being a kung fu expert really is something to behold. :lol:


Emily Beecham :wub:


Oh god yes. :datass:

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by Preezy » Wed May 22, 2019 4:06 pm

Game of Thrones - 9/10

As an overall journey, this was superb. It had some dips in quality towards the end, but as an experience and a lesson world-building it was just fantastic. Such a rich tapestry of politics, violence, fear, paranoia, more violence, a bit of incest, lots of boobs and willies and some epic battles. 8 years of wonderful memories :wub:

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by more heat than light » Wed May 22, 2019 7:24 pm

gooseberry fool, I didnt even rate that.

Game Of Thrones S8 - 4/10

A muddled, hurried mess of a season, and a seriously unsatisfying ending. Shame (shame, shame).

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