Last TV series you watched and your rating.

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by Tafdolphin » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:12 pm

We decided to give Luther series 3 a go and it's probably the best it's been. The recurring villain is a dark reflection of Luther himself and there's genuine tension with the internal affairs investigation. Much better than the rubbish second series and better than the first even.

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by Jenuall » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:54 pm

Currently watching Mindhunter on Netflix, getting toward the end of S1. It's been fantastic so far, a great slow burner.

That said I am fearful of getting into stuff on Netflix these days because of the frequency with which they seem to cancel shows!

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by Kriken » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:23 am

Cobra Kai series 1. Put off watching it for a while but enjoyed it so much I watched it all in one sitting. Not even that much of a Karate Kid fan, but I did like all the callbacks even if a lot of them were very on the nose.

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by Albear » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:20 am

Jenuall wrote:Currently watching Mindhunter on Netflix, getting toward the end of S1. It's been fantastic so far, a great slow burner.

That said I am fearful of getting into stuff on Netflix these days because of the frequency with which they seem to cancel shows!


S2 is even better. Cant imagine there won't be a season 3

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by Pedz » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:35 am

Netflix seem to cancel shows when there's a season 3.

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by Jenuall » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:18 pm

Albear wrote:
Jenuall wrote:Currently watching Mindhunter on Netflix, getting toward the end of S1. It's been fantastic so far, a great slow burner.

That said I am fearful of getting into stuff on Netflix these days because of the frequency with which they seem to cancel shows!


S2 is even better. Cant imagine there won't be a season 3

Great news, I'd heard it just keeps on improving so looking forward to S2 lots!

Pedz wrote:Netflix seem to cancel shows when there's a season 3.

With such an aversion to 3's it seems that Netflix are really Valve in disguise!

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by Ironhide » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:14 pm

Pedz wrote:Netflix seem to cancel shows when there's a season 3.


Only to then commission absolute shite like Another Life and a shitload of terrible anime.

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by Gemini73 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:36 am

Started The Boys. On episode 4 and quite enjoying it so far

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by Gemini73 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:34 am

Finished S1 of The Boys.

Quite good, although I did find myself waning toward the end.

7/10

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by Ironhide » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:19 pm

Another Life S1 - 4/10

That was a bit gooseberry fool really, the general concept is okay and a semi interesting take on what an alien 'invasion' might be like but good god everything else about it is just a mess, the acting is laughable, the characters are dull as strawberry float and the ships crew are ridiculously incompetent and nearly every episode sees one of them getting killed through sheer stupidity.

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by Tafdolphin » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:09 pm

Has anyone watched I-Land yet? Was supposed to be Netflix's big new thing and apparently it's a total disaster.

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by Pedz » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:16 pm

Pretty sure Monkey Man has talked about it in the USTV thread.

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by Jenuall » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:22 pm

I watched the trailer for it and was actually tempted to give it a go so that's a shame to hear it's a flop!

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:31 pm

Years and Years

All started to feel a bit silly the longer it went on. Dodgy acting, dodgy scripting. I cried when the BBC got shut down :cry:.

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by Cuttooth » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:35 pm

I caught bits of that when it was on, and found the ending quite naive in its belief that all it would take to bring down a populist far-right government is a bit of social media exposure on concentration camps existing.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:11 pm

Cuttooth wrote:I caught bits of that when it was on, and found the ending quite naive in its belief that all it would take to bring down a populist far-right government is a bit of social media exposure on concentration camps existing.

You didn't miss much and unfortunately the issue you describe is not exclusive to the denouement.

I'm not annoyed that I spent time watching it but I wouldn't be bothered about having missed it.

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by Tafdolphin » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:43 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Has anyone watched I-Land yet? Was supposed to be Netflix's big new thing and apparently it's a total disaster.


We just tried the first episode and yeah we couldn't finish it.

It's aggressively bad in a way I haven't seen in a while. The direction is bad, the acting is atrocious and the writing is just constant amateur hour. The characters aren't human more then they are plot devices with none of them acting in an even remotey logical or natural manner (one woman upon realising she's trapped on a desert island unable to remember her name immediately strips off and goes sunbathing) and they're all just pure arseholes. There's not a single thing to grab onto.

I read up on the rest of the plot and it's like something a child would think up.

Terrible. Not even in a fun way.

(Everyone is really strawberry floating fit though I'll give it that.)

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by Gemini73 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:03 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:Has anyone watched I-Land yet? Was supposed to be Netflix's big new thing and apparently it's a total disaster.


We just tried the first episode and yeah we couldn't finish it.

It's aggressively bad in a way I haven't seen in a while. The direction is bad, the acting is atrocious and the writing is just constant amateur hour. The characters aren't human more then they are plot devices with none of them acting in an even remotey logical or natural manner (one woman upon realising she's trapped on a desert island unable to remember her name immediately strips off and goes sunbathing) and they're all just pure arseholes. There's not a single thing to grab onto.

I read up on the rest of the plot and it's like something a child would think up.

Terrible. Not even in a fun way.

(Everyone is really strawberry floating fit though I'll give it that.)


Like Hollyoaks?

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by Tafdolphin » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:39 pm

Is like Desert Island Hollyoaks yeah

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by Rex Kramer » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:54 pm

Carnival Row 6/10 - You can tell it's had all the money thrown at it but building an entire fantasy world in just 8 hours of TV and attempting to compete with GoT for the breadth of the storylines is too much. Whether it would have been served by being based on an existing IP or not, I'm not sure but you can see there are probably reams and reams of backstory, side story and probably front story all written up somewhere and only briefly touched upon. It just doesn't seem to have time to breathe and I'm certain it would have been better if it had chopped 50% of it's storylines for the first series. And Orlando Bloom doing Ray Winstone is pretty poor.


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