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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3015 on: April 03, 2019, 02:36:24 PM »
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3016 on: April 09, 2019, 12:21:32 PM »
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. It's mostly a clumsy mess, but it has rare and pretty random moments of brilliance that confuse me.

Watched the second part of the first season. It's still mainly crap but has just enough interesting bits to excuse further watching.  The dialogue continues to be really uneven and the plot is rushed and incoherent, with lots of pointless diversions and wasted opportunities. The conclusion felt like warmed-over, second-rate Buffy. The ham-fisted identity politics preaching feels more like marketing than sincere conviction and I don't think it will age well. Also Sabrina's cat familiar Salem does pretty much nothing at all. I think the writers kept forgetting the cat existed and then wrote in some perfunctory bits for him at the last minute. On the plus side Sabrina's two aunties are great and the sets, costumes, and photography are beautiful, which I suspect is the main reason surface-oriented critics are giving the show such glowing reviews.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3017 on: April 09, 2019, 01:56:28 PM »
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3018 on: April 12, 2019, 08:55:39 AM »
Game of Thrones, prepping for relaunch. 8)
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3019 on: May 15, 2019, 09:51:26 PM »
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3020 on: May 15, 2019, 11:22:34 PM »
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3021 on: May 23, 2019, 08:52:22 PM »
In The Heat of The Night

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3022 on: May 28, 2019, 04:40:06 PM »
Altered Carbon when spousal unit is around, The Spanish Princess when I'm on my own. A tad schizophrenic. ;)
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3023 on: June 04, 2019, 07:33:47 AM »
For the record, Good Omens is absolutely brilliant. Repeated viewing necessary to unpick all the references. We binged the entire run on Sunday, and we're going to watch again, one by one.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3024 on: June 28, 2019, 06:22:54 AM »
Stranger Things

Have watched 3 episodes and it hasn't really hooked me.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3025 on: June 28, 2019, 08:23:01 AM »
Stranger Things

Have watched 3 episodes and it hasn't really hooked me.

Yeah, I was hoping it would be better. Disappointed.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3026 on: July 04, 2019, 06:27:59 PM »
Stranger Things

Have watched 3 episodes and it hasn't really hooked me.

Yeah, I was hoping it would be better. Disappointed.

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When I posted that I didn't even know a new season was right around the corner. Came out today and I binge-watched it. I got misty-eyed at the end, so that's something I suppose. 8)
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3027 on: August 10, 2019, 03:32:24 PM »
Not TV, but Dance Academy makes me happy. I even watch the bit videos.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3028 on: August 10, 2019, 04:39:11 PM »
"Silk," season one. Up to episode six.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3029 on: August 11, 2019, 06:21:33 AM »
Just finished binge watching Friday Night Lights for the third time. My favorite dramatic television series along with The Sopranos and The Waltons.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3030 on: August 27, 2019, 06:14:38 PM »
Final season of Mr. Robot and the Breaking Bad movie both coming in October. I'm ready.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3031 on: September 14, 2019, 12:15:23 AM »
I generally dislike "reaction" youtube channels, but I stumbled on one I'm ok with, so I re-watched Lost using it. And I'm still perfectly fine with the ending.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3032 on: September 14, 2019, 10:13:59 PM »
Static Shock. A superhero kid's cartoon that's a lot of fun. Pretty lighthearted but tackles some serious issues in very clear, non-coded ways. This includes explicit and often positive references to religion, which is great because it's often a bummer when media excessively ignores or demonizes the religious aspect of life.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3033 on: September 19, 2019, 10:29:35 PM »
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3034 on: September 19, 2019, 10:41:14 PM »
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3035 on: September 20, 2019, 04:28:08 AM »
Altered Carbon
Any good?

I love it, although it makes my brain hurt occasionally. YMMV.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3036 on: October 04, 2019, 11:38:43 AM »
The Twilight Zone (original 1959-1964) still one of the best shows ever made.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3037 on: October 04, 2019, 02:39:20 PM »
Moving through a few episodes of Poldark. I think it's a BBC/PBS show, but on Amazon Prime it's to my leisure. 2 eps in, pretty good. My spouse and I are prudes at this level of drama. No GoT, Spartacus, etc, so this period piece is quite nice.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3038 on: October 04, 2019, 02:41:40 PM »
The first 'Inspector Morse' series. It's really good - I'm surprised.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3039 on: October 04, 2019, 04:45:17 PM »
Moving through a few episodes of Poldark. I think it's a BBC/PBS show, but on Amazon Prime it's to my leisure. 2 eps in, pretty good. My spouse and I are prudes at this level of drama. No GoT, Spartacus, etc, so this period piece is quite nice.

Rape is a big theme in this, but as far as I can remember, it doesn't take place on-screen.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3040 on: October 09, 2019, 04:08:55 AM »
Final season of Mr. Robot and the Breaking Bad movie both coming in October. I'm ready.

First episode of Mr. Robot was excellent. It's a shame so few people are watching it (according to the ratings).
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3041 on: October 22, 2019, 09:07:02 PM »
Surviving R. Kelly
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3042 on: October 23, 2019, 12:58:37 AM »
That was very good. Frightening.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3043 on: October 24, 2019, 07:22:46 PM »
I binged Twin Peaks: The Return recently. I guess I have Showtime now, idk.

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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3044 on: October 26, 2019, 07:36:08 PM »
Binging "Killing Eve" now. It's better than "ER" imho.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #3045 on: October 27, 2019, 04:21:26 PM »
Catching "Rogue One" via DVR because I'm smart.
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