Last TV series you watched and your rating.

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by Peter Crisp » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:25 pm

Just finished series 2 of 3% and it's getting pretty good.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3%25

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by Rapidly-Greying » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:16 pm

The Boys was fabulous tv.

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by Hexx » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:17 pm

Rapidly-Greying wrote:The Boys was fabulous tv.


Apart from Urban's "accent"

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by Preezy » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:25 am

Stranger Things season 3 - 9/10

Already covered this in the ST thread, but yeah it was really good.

Norsemen season 2 - 9/10

Funniest show I've seen in years, such a subtle and bone-dry sense of humour. Plus their accents are just so damn likeable :wub:

"They made us do some... ravishing."
"Ravishing? As in... raping? Raping with your... willy?"
"Ya, it really got out of hand"

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by Moggy » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:39 am

The Civil War – 9/10

After enjoying Ken Burns Vietnam series I added a load of his other documentaries to my watch list but never got around to watching them. I finally watched his American Civil War series and it is really good. Obviously it doesn’t have the video that the Vietnam documentary had, but it does have a lot of photos and writings from the era which help bring it to life.

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by Jenuall » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:44 am

Why is there no footage of the Civil War?! The US already had airports during the War of Independence in the 18th Century, you can't tell me they didn't have video cameras nearly 100 years later! :capnscotty:

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by Moggy » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:58 am

Jenuall wrote:Why is there no footage of the Civil War?! The US already had airports during the War of Independence in the 18th Century, you can't tell me they didn't have video cameras nearly 100 years later! :capnscotty:


That opinion makes far more sense than most of the ones you have.

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by Jenuall » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:13 pm

Moggy wrote:
Jenuall wrote:Why is there no footage of the Civil War?! The US already had airports during the War of Independence in the 18th Century, you can't tell me they didn't have video cameras nearly 100 years later! :capnscotty:


That opinion makes far more sense than most of the ones you have.

:lol:

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by Moggy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:41 pm

The Boys - Season 1 - 9/10

I am not sure I have ever seen a show that has the word “banana split” said so often. :lol:

It’s not a realistic show, but it is probably what would happen if superheroes were real. The banana splits.

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by Ironhide » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:37 pm

Moggy wrote:The Boys - Season 1 - 9/10

I am not sure I have ever seen a show that has the word “banana split” said so often. :lol:

It’s not a realistic show, but it is probably what would happen if superheroes were real. The banana splits.



I've got two episodes left to watch and I've really enjoyed it so far.

Very reminiscent of the Reckoners series of books by Brandon Sanderson (group of 'norml' people take on evil superhumans who have taken over the world), albeit more violent and sweary and less teen angsty.

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by Pedz » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:20 pm

I've read a a few of 'The Boys' comics, I think about 3 volumes and I really liked it. Will read the rest (I didn't own them.a.few years back, but do now due to Humble Bundle) and then check out the show.

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by Squinty » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:41 pm

Attack on Titan S1 - 8/10

This was good. A bit melodramatic in places. But it has an awesome premise, and the action sequences were really cool to watch.

Attack on Titan S2 - 7/10

Not as good as the first one. It was a lot slower. The final episode was fantastic however, makes me excited to see S3.

Dat Mikasa though. strawberry floating hell, she's an ultimate badass.

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by Tafdolphin » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:54 am

Mindhunter season 2 9/10

And here was me thinking Stranger Things would be my favourite Netflix show this year... It's now been surpassed twice in the space of a month. First it was Dark season 2 which was just excellent and now this, a reinvention of an already excellent series that backgrounds all the troublesome issues with the first series and turns it into something akin to a 9 hour period remake of Se7en.

The first run of the show was good: great premise, great performances, excellent direction. But it all felt a bit piecemeal, like the whole thing was an excuse to get some of real life's worst monsters on screen in a dramatic way. The show revolved around the interview scenes and Kemper especially, a solid choice given the excellent performance of Cameron Britton. The second series still uses the interviews as thematic centrepoints but expands outward in a much more interesting way, delving into the lives of the three leads and using the showcase crimes as analogies to everyday (and sometimes not so everyday) trials and tribulations.

I also loved the bait and switch with BTK as the series rapidly leaves him behind to concentrate on the Atlanta murders, without letting the viewer forget that no, he's still out there doing his thing. I wondered how they were going to handle the fact that the real BTK was caught in 2005, and it looks like they're setting him up as the recurring villain of the piece. This is interesting in itself as, as the series states, he's not one of the big boys of the serial killer hall of fame, he's a wannabe, a copycat. It'll be interesting to see how this all pans out in the next few series (Fincher pitched the show as having 5).

But yes. One of the best shows of the year undoubtedly, in one of the best years for television I can remember.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:19 pm

The Americans

It was an enjoyable ride and I'm glad that I watched it. Some great characters, solid writing etc. It won't threaten the top 10. Maybe the top 20.

Stranger Things - Series 3

Outstanding! Absolutely loved it. Even better than series 1 and 2 — will happily consume a fourth. Brilliant television; a modern classic.

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by Kriken » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:57 pm

Spectacular Spider-Man (2008)

Really good. Took a while to get into it but the writing is really smart, and though the art style can be a bit unimpressive at times the animation is really fluid when it matters. Sad there's only two series of it and that it'll never get continued.

Squinty wrote:Attack on Titan S1 - 8/10

This was good. A bit melodramatic in places. But it has an awesome premise, and the action sequences were really cool to watch.

Attack on Titan S2 - 7/10

Not as good as the first one. It was a lot slower. The final episode was fantastic however, makes me excited to see S3.

Dat Mikasa though. strawberry floating hell, she's an ultimate badass.

From what I remember, I really liked series 1 but there was a bit in the middle where the pace kinda went to a crawl. Watched it years ago mind, when it came out, and series 2 much more recently since there was such a gap between them. I'm also wanting to check out series 3 soon since I've heard it's even better.

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by Ironhide » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:10 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Mindhunter season 2 9/10

And here was me thinking Stranger Things would be my favourite Netflix show this year... It's now been surpassed twice in the space of a month. First it was Dark season 2 which was just excellent and now this, a reinvention of an already excellent series that backgrounds all the troublesome issues with the first series and turns it into something akin to a 9 hour period remake of Se7en.

The first run of the show was good: great premise, great performances, excellent direction. But it all felt a bit piecemeal, like the whole thing was an excuse to get some of real life's worst monsters on screen in a dramatic way. The show revolved around the interview scenes and Kemper especially, a solid choice given the excellent performance of Cameron Britton. The second series still uses the interviews as thematic centrepoints but expands outward in a much more interesting way, delving into the lives of the three leads and using the showcase crimes as analogies to everyday (and sometimes not so everyday) trials and tribulations.

I also loved the bait and switch with BTK as the series rapidly leaves him behind to concentrate on the Atlanta murders, without letting the viewer forget that no, he's still out there doing his thing. I wondered how they were going to handle the fact that the real BTK was caught in 2005, and it looks like they're setting him up as the recurring villain of the piece. This is interesting in itself as, as the series states, he's not one of the big boys of the serial killer hall of fame, he's a wannabe, a copycat. It'll be interesting to see how this all pans out in the next few series (Fincher pitched the show as having 5).

But yes. One of the best shows of the year undoubtedly, in one of the best years for television I can remember.


Just finished it and yes, I agree about it being even better than S1.

I don't normally like watching shows about serial killers butv this really is great, I think the BTK stuff happening in the background was incredibly chilling even though we see very little of it.

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by The Watching Artist » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:37 pm

Watched The Boys this week. Was really good and I'm not usually into super hero/comic book stuff (maybe thats why I liked it I dunno).

Not sure if laser gun babies are the best or worst thing I've ever seen.

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by Squinty » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:05 pm

Watched Attack on Titan S3 Part 1. Half of it was just ehhhhh. It felt like too great a tonal shift, the politics stuff I mean.

It does get back to being good.

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by Gemini73 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:12 am

Good Omens.

Never read the book, but I thoughly enjoyed that.

9/10

Now to continue with S1 of Preacher

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by Gemini73 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:31 am

Just finished S1 of Preacher.

It's been over 20 years since I read the comic but I can see many changes here in the TV series. Some I like, some I don't. Generally though I enjoyed the first season. Now Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy are on the road I'm hoping S2 takes things up a gear.

A 7/10 for S1


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