Last TV series you watched and your rating.

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by Squinty » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:27 am

Years and Years

Good premise, falls apart in the last few episodes. It has succeeded in making a little depressed though.

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by Miguel007 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:46 pm

Black Mirror S5 - 6/10.
Dark S2 - 9/10 - love this show and think the dub is quite good, that cliffhanger man! Give me more.
Stranger Things 8/10.

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by Kriken » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:00 pm

Since the 4th series is supposed to be coming some time this year, over the past week or so I decided to finally get through series 3 of Mr Robot and I'm still finding it to be really good. Series 2 seemed to be especially wild (not in a bad way) whereas this one seemed a bit more grounded like the first with the story moving on a bit. 9+/10 I guess

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by Moggy » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:48 am

Stranger Things - Season 3 - 9/10

Loved this.

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by Vermilion » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:50 am

The Orville - 8/10

Seth Macfarlane's love letter to classic Star Trek, the stories are brilliantly weird, and the characters are really likeable.

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by Tafdolphin » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:03 pm

Moggy wrote:Stranger Things - Season 3 - 9/10

Loved this.


100% agreed. After the entirely forgettable season 2 this was a huge relief, and is what I suspect the original season 2 was going to look like.* It's given up its more grounded apeing of King and Speilberg to go full 80's neon feverdream but strawberry float it's fun. The plot was good, the cast great and some scenes (the firework fight especially) were strawberry floating gorgeous.

Great stuff.

*The original plan was to do an IT and rejoin the kids several years after their experience with the Demagorgon.

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by Jenuall » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:19 pm

Enough warm responses to Stranger Things have come in that confirms I need to return to it - I gave up during S2!

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by Pedz » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:55 pm

I gave up during Season 1. I was really enjoying it, but just stopped watching it. Seems to be s thing I do.

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by Hexx » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:10 am

The Boys

Well that was pretty darn good - but it's very different from the source material (but then it has to be)

Most changes are pretty good and make the story work better (like those mentioned above) - and while it's still violent, gorey and sexy - it never feels as completely OTT as the comics. But one is just wierd though (episode 4 or 5 spoilers)

Sitwell being a woman? OK.

Sitwell being a woman Homelander simulates being breast feeding from AND wants to strawberry float? Wierd. Wierd. Wierd.


Still liked it and thought the characters were all well done/acted. Hughie gets adorkable just right, and Frenchie is...just...awwww

I'm not sure if we're meant to sympathise with the Deep or not. His arc was odd, and I'm not sure if it's meant to feel as redemption through change/growth, or redemption through suffering...either way it felt too kind to a rapist. The actor is doing is best though. And the dolphin scene had me in stitches


They're not really following the comic arcs obviously but the ending

Sitwell dead...and Becca alive and having Homelanders kid? That's such odd choice



When's series 2?

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by Peter Crisp » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:14 am

Vermilion wrote:The Orville - 8/10

Seth Macfarlane's love letter to classic Star Trek, the stories are brilliantly weird, and the characters are really likeable.


Season 2 is better than season 1 and has some really special episodes.
1 episode has some incredibly good Star Trek like music that really made me smile as it just showed how much impact the music style can have.

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by Ecno » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:19 am

Is the Orville a comedy/parody or is it a decent sci-fi show? I always assumed it was the former.

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by Peter Crisp » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:26 am

The Orville has comedy in it but it's a serious Sci-Fi show that tackles some pretty hardcore issues like same sex relationships and slavery.
It's a seriously amazing show and if you can get it you should give it a try as if you liked TNG you'll love it.

It's a massively better Star Trek show than Discovery (I still like Discovery it's just that The Orville is more like TNG) and shows that Seth was a huge fan who had the money available to do what is in effect a fan show TNG with some jokes and I highly recommend it.

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by Hexx » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:07 am

Ecno wrote:Is the Orville a comedy/parody or is it a decent sci-fi show? I always assumed it was the former.


It's starts very comedy-ish (and Seth McFarlane/Frat boy comedy) but that slowly disappears over season 1, and is pretty much gone in season 2. There's still some light moments - but it's properly a sci-fi show first, and a much close sucessor to TNG (or Voyager) than Discovery.

In fact I could tell you more about Orville's crew in 2 episodes than most of Discovery's bridge crew after 2 seasons :lol:

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by Peter Crisp » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:20 am

Hexx wrote:
Ecno wrote:Is the Orville a comedy/parody or is it a decent sci-fi show? I always assumed it was the former.


It's starts very comedy-ish (and Seth McFarlane/Frat boy comedy) but that slowly disappears over season 1, and is pretty much gone in season 2. There's still some light moments - but it's properly a sci-fi show first, and a much close sucessor to TNG (or Voyager) than Discovery.

In fact I could tell you more about Orville's crew in 2 episodes than most of Discovery's bridge crew :lol:


The crew of The Orville are all great. They all get a decent stab at being the focus and while the captain and first officer are the main characters the rest are well fleshed out after season 1 ends.
If I had to choose one show to get the chop out of The Orville and Discovery I think I'd choose Discovery as The Orville just has more variety of story types and better characters.

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by Albear » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:45 am

I quite enjoyed The Orville, good turn your brain off tv and uve always liked Scott Grimes. Anyone know why they replaced the security officer?

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by Hexx » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:50 am

She wanted to leave?

Also I think her and SMcF used to pork.

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by fry87 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:21 am

Hexx wrote:The Boys

Well that was pretty darn good - but it's very different from the source material (but then it has to be)

Most changes are pretty good and make the story work better (like those mentioned above) - and while it's still violent, gorey and sexy - it never feels as completely OTT as the comics. But one is just wierd though (episode 4 or 5 spoilers)

Sitwell being a woman? OK.

Sitwell being a woman Homelander simulates being breast feeding from AND wants to strawberry float? Wierd. Wierd. Wierd.


Still liked it and thought the characters were all well done/acted. Hughie gets adorkable just right, and Frenchie is...just...awwww

I'm not sure if we're meant to sympathise with the Deep or not. His arc was odd, and I'm not sure if it's meant to feel as redemption through change/growth, or redemption through suffering...either way it felt too kind to a rapist. The actor is doing is best though. And the dolphin scene had me in stitches


They're not really following the comic arcs obviously but the ending

Sitwell dead...and Becca alive and having Homelanders kid? That's such odd choice



When's series 2?

Just finished watching this myself.

With no familiarity with the source material I mostly enjoyed it.

Provides an interesting take on powered individuals (not heroes necessarily) and puts them in a believable real world setting with politicians and corporations attempting to manipulate them for their own agendas.

Some of the casting is very good. I particularly liked Frenchie, while Homelander certainly stands out.

There are a fair number of issues with the show though. I'm not sure how I felt about some of the graphic violence. Also some of the characters motivations and story arcs are less utilised or less successful than others.

I'd certainly be interested in seeing where a second season takes things though, as there's definitely a lot of potential. Probably a 7/10 for me.

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by Tafdolphin » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:08 pm

I read the source comics after hearing about the series. They're...problematic.

I'm onto episode 2 of the show and the violence on show here is nothing, nothing compared to the comic which from the very start uses grotesque violence to, I believe, stand out. It serves almost zero purpose and it continues for the series' entire duration. The women characters are also sexualised to the point of ridiculousness, even as the narrative tries to subvert traditional female roles. Rape and semi-consensual sex are regularly depicted for little to no reason, as well as paedophila and none are handled particularly well.

For example, the relationship between the CIA director and Butcher. So far in the series it seems to be following an 'old flames' trope (though I understand this might change) but in the comic Butcher hate strawberry floats her every time they meet in some sort of bizarre blackmail situation.

The series is actually better than the comics so far (although I agree with Hexx and don't understand the genderswap of Stillwell, and Karl Urban's accent is all over the shop).

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by Venom » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:52 pm

I watched the first episode of the Boys and it was really good, I enjoyed it! I love that this naturally does a whole lot of world-building and shows us what away from the MCU ideal, would likely happen if superheroes were real.

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by fry87 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:51 am

Tuca & Bertie - Watched this after reading about the fan disappointment that it had been cancelled after just 1 series. Overall I rather enjoyed it. The styling is a bit like Bojack Horseman, but the tone is generally a bit lighter and it has it's own sense of identity. Some very funny bits but it also touches on some pretty deep & relevant subjects, particularly for female viewers. A real shame I only discovered this after it was cancelled - don't recall seeing it advertised anywhere beforehand suggesting Netflix just didn't back it and instead left it to die. Would definitely recommend as a perfect binge watch with only 10 episodes at a little over 20 minutes each. 7/10


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