Last TV series you watched and your rating.

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PostRe: Last TV series you watched and your rating.
by Ironhide » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:00 pm

Squinty wrote:Finished Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood.

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It s rather good isn't it?

If you haven't seen it, I recommend Seven Deadly Sins, its great although the main character is a massive perv.

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by Squinty » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:08 pm

Ding Dong Merrilly on Hide wrote:
Squinty wrote:Finished Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood.


It s rather good isn't it?

If you haven't seen it, I recommend Seven Deadly Sins, its great although the main character is a massive perv.


I loved the whole show, but damn, Part 5 was pretty strawberry floating amazing. Still processing certain parts of it. Really happy with how it ended. That Armstrong meets Curtis moment was the most manly thing I have ever seen :lol:

I have Seven Deadly Sins on my watch list.

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by Gemini73 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:55 am

Not so much a series, but BBC's three part drama "Dracula".

Watched ep1 and wasn't impressed. Looks great and everything and I liked the effects, but putting a modern day vocabulary on the count doesn't work at all. In fact it made it feel like an episode of Doctor Who. I almost half expected The Doctor to turn up and vanquish Dracula with a series of sarcastic quips and his sonic screwdriver.

Don't think I'll bother with the next two.

4/10

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by Cheeky Devlin » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:59 am

I really enjoyed the first episode. Though it was well done, but it's very obviously a Moffat/Gattis production and their particular quirks are everywhere.

Second episode I really enjoyed as well, and I liked the more confined quarters the story was based in, but then the very last scene utterly ruined it. I literally told the TV to strawberry float off and groaned when it became apparent where it was going. I'll still watch the third episode as I'm hopeful it will still be enjoyable, but I really wish they'd done something different.

EDIT: I should add that the Resetera thread about this had almost the exact opposite reaction to me. They all seemed to love the ending of episode 2.

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by Gemini73 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:35 am

Cheeky Devlin wrote:I really enjoyed the first episode. Though it was well done, but it's very obviously a Moffat/Gattis production and their particular quirks are everywhere.

Second episode I really enjoyed as well, and I liked the more confined quarters the story was based in, but then the very last scene utterly ruined it. I literally told the TV to strawberry float off and groaned when it became apparent where it was going. I'll still watch the third episode as I'm hopeful it will still be enjoyable, but I really wish they'd done something different.

EDIT: I should add that the Resetera thread about this had almost the exact opposite reaction to me. They all seemed to love the ending of episode 2.


With Gattis being a horror nut with love of the classics (as I am) I thought I was in for a proper gothic/Hammer Horror re-telling and the opening sequence pointed to that, but as it went on Moffat's writing style came through far too much. As I say, it felt more like an episode of Doctor Who. I understand that it's not uncommon these days to put modern vocabulary in TV dramas set in times past so as to attract a younger audience (I'm guessing that's the reason?), but here it just didn't work for me. It just made it feel too cheesy to the point that I found myself cringing every time Dracula opened his mouth.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:43 am

I know what you mean about it feeling like a Doctor Who episode at times.

I do like the guy playing Dracula and I do like his slightly wittier take on it, but I do think the more modern dialog could have been toned back a little.

If you didn't enjoy the first one then you should probably skip the rest to be honest.

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by Moggy » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:51 am

His Dark Materials – Season 1 – 7.5/10

I am a massive fan of the books and this first season was a big improvement on the crappy Golden Compass movie that came out a few years ago.

It’s not perfect though, the budget constraints are obvious but it is probably as close to the books as we are ever likely to get.

It will be interesting to see how they cope with the later books. I assume they won’t give a gooseberry fool about the anti-religion side of things, but if they are struggling to keep daemons on screen, they are strawberry floated when it comes to some of the later stuff. :lol:

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by Edd » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:46 pm

Thought first two episodes of Dracula were great, really liked them. Wasn't a fan of how episode two ended and yeah, that third episode ended up being terrible. Is a shame, but can always just watch the first two and leave it at that without missing much.

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by Squinty » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:17 am

I haven't seen the third one yet. But man, the ending for episode two was iffy.

Kinda reminded me of the ending in Castlevania Lords of Shadow (I mean, the supposed time jump).

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by Ironhide » Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:08 pm

DC's Legends of Tomorrow S3 - 7/10

Its cheesy as hell and mostly badly acted (as are the other CW Arrowverse shows) but there's something about it that keeps me watching it (other than Caity Lotz :datass:).

The finale was suitably ridiculous too.

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by fry87 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:31 pm

The Witcher - 7/10

A solid, enjoyable first season. I thought most of the casting was good with Henry Cavill a surprisingly good Geralt. There was some inconsistency in the episodes with some better and more memorable than others and at times establishing what events were happening at what point in the timeline was a bit confusing. Definitely a strong foundation to build from for season 2 though.

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by Hexx » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:05 pm

Expanse S4

A step up from the later half of S3, but still overwrought. Other than "new worlds are scary and people suck" there wasn't much to say, and the message ended up repeated so often over 10 episodes it might has well have been a neon sign.

The Ashford/Drummer stuff was good (great chemistry between two very different characters) and the Earth stuff was quite dull. Even Avasvala couldn't save it. 

The aspect ration changes got really annoying/jarring.

Amos :wub:

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by OrangeRKN » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:16 pm

Hexx wrote:Expanse S4

A step up from the later half of S3, but still overwrought. Other than "new worlds are scary and people suck" there wasn't much to say, and the message ended up repeated so often over 10 episodes it might has well have been a neon sign.

The Ashford/Drummer stuff was good (great chemistry between two very different characters) and the Earth stuff was quite dull. Even Avasvala couldn't save it. 

The aspect ration changes got really annoying/jarring.

Amos :wub:


I thought the Avasarala parts had the most interesting theme - if you believe you're right about something, how far is it okay to go to see it through? The show tries to make us think that Avasarala is right about the new worlds being too dangerous to explore, but we don't know that for certain just as she doesn't, and her husband challenges her increasingly questionable methods of getting her way.

Ashford and Drummer were probably my favourite characters to spend time with. I also enjoyed the earlier half of the crew being between both opposing sides on the planet - it felt a lot like an RPG quest setup where you can choose who to side with!

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by Hexx » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:20 pm

OrangeXMS wrote:Ashford and Drummer were probably my favourite characters to spend time with. I also enjoyed the earlier half of the crew being between both opposing sides on the planet - it felt a lot like an RPG quest setup where you can choose who to side with!


Really?

The RCE leadership is being dickish and randomly executing people

The Belter leadership is being reasonable, and it's a small minority of off-grid instigators...some of whom wanted non-injury causing action


You're a monster

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by OrangeRKN » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:30 pm

Obviously the belters are the good guys, but who wouldn't be swayed by the charisma of pyschopathic Owen Harper?

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by Hexx » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:39 pm

OrangeXMS wrote:Obviously the belters are the good guys, but who wouldn't be swayed by the charisma of pyschopathic Owen Harper?


Rapist Rat boy?

You have weird tastes

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by Moggy » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:31 pm

The Belters are not all good guys or all bad. The same goes for Earth and Mars. That’s why it’s an interesting show, none of the sides are wholly right or wrong.

Chrisjen is awesome though and I’ll not hear a bad word against her.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:11 pm

Edd wrote:Thought first two episodes of Dracula were great, really liked them. Wasn't a fan of how episode two ended and yeah, that third episode ended up being terrible. Is a shame, but can always just watch the first two and leave it at that without missing much.

I saw episode 2 yesterday — was surprised by how much I have enjoyed it so far, it's much better than I thought it would be.

Not really looking forward to episode 3, going by what's been said on here, but in principle I have no issue with how 2 ended.

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by Jenuall » Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:14 pm

I've only watched episode 1 so far and quite enjoyed it, it was amazing but it was a good 90 minutes of entertainment.

Not surprised that at least one of the episodes is not up to scratch though, I don't think Moffat and Gatiss have managed to make a batch of anything where there isn't at least one dud episode in the mix!

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PostRe: Last TV series you watched and your rating.
by Squinty » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:43 pm

Episode 3 was strawberry floating guff. It's such a shame.

Not even the hot girl off Years and Years could save it.


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