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Re: The TV Series Thread
« Reply #285 on: September 09, 2022, 11:08:30 AM »
Just finished The Sandman on Netflix.  It's apparently based on a series of Neil Gaiman comic novels.  As such, it reads more like 11 free standing episodes with 1 underlying plot that does not even appear in every episode.  Special effects are pretty cool.
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« Reply #286 on: September 16, 2022, 08:01:01 AM »
TV - it's been a minute. The current rotation includes:

A League Of Their Own - just wrapped. Much more complex than the original movie.
Paper Girls - almost wrapped. More sci-fi effects than I usually go for but enjoying the story.
Kevin Can F*ck Himself, Season 2. Story is going strange places.
The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window - very dark comedy.


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« Reply #287 on: September 16, 2022, 08:07:09 AM »
Back to Midsomer. Someone's posted a bunch of shows I've never seen before....

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Re: The TV Series Thread
« Reply #288 on: October 04, 2022, 11:54:07 AM »
Watched 1.5 episodes of Breaking Bad and I'm already exhausted. They kept it up for 5 seasons??

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« Reply #289 on: October 04, 2022, 12:30:11 PM »
Watched 1.5 episodes of Breaking Bad and I'm already exhausted. They kept it up for 5 seasons??

We binged this about 2 years ago (I had seen it previously), and my husband liked it quite a lot but thought that it might be better spread out a bit.  He found it pretty exhausting and overwhelming. 

Should be finishing up Revenge and Frasier this week or so.  Next... maybe Lost and either Veep or Hot in Cleveland? I haven't seen either of the comedies but have heard they are both funny.

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« Reply #290 on: October 04, 2022, 05:47:37 PM »
Just finished The Sandman on Netflix.  It's apparently based on a series of Neil Gaiman comic novels.  As such, it reads more like 11 free standing episodes with 1 underlying plot that does not even appear in every episode.  Special effects are pretty cool.

Solid show with good special effects and a cool premise. I thought it was great for the first few episodes, but overall it was too all over the place for me to get totally invested. I never read the comic, but may check it out now.
 

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« Reply #291 on: October 05, 2022, 09:39:04 AM »
Watched 1.5 episodes of Breaking Bad and I'm already exhausted. They kept it up for 5 seasons??

We binged this about 2 years ago (I had seen it previously), and my husband liked it quite a lot but thought that it might be better spread out a bit.  He found it pretty exhausting and overwhelming. 

Should be finishing up Revenge and Frasier this week or so.  Next... maybe Lost and either Veep or Hot in Cleveland? I haven't seen either of the comedies but have heard they are both funny.

Highly recommend Veep. Also, Alpha House if you like political humor.

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« Reply #292 on: October 05, 2022, 05:25:51 PM »
We're about half way through the second season of Ted Lasso:

Usually I'm not a fan of relentlessly upbeat shows like this one, or characters like Ted Lasso himself, but the first season was quite good. However, throughout season two I've been losing interest and at this point I'm not so sure that we'll be tuning in for season three.

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« Reply #293 on: October 06, 2022, 09:00:46 AM »
Thanks, ciao_yall! I'll check it out.

We're about half way through the second season of Ted Lasso:

Usually I'm not a fan of relentlessly upbeat shows like this one, or characters like Ted Lasso himself, but the first season was quite good. However, throughout season two I've been losing interest and at this point I'm not so sure that we'll be tuning in for season three.

Noooooo... We've had this in our queue for a while, but it's good to know that it might not hold up across seasons.

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« Reply #294 on: October 07, 2022, 10:34:29 AM »
Thanks, ciao_yall! I'll check it out.

We're about half way through the second season of Ted Lasso:

Usually I'm not a fan of relentlessly upbeat shows like this one, or characters like Ted Lasso himself, but the first season was quite good. However, throughout season two I've been losing interest and at this point I'm not so sure that we'll be tuning in for season three.

Noooooo... We've had this in our queue for a while, but it's good to know that it might not hold up across seasons.

It is worth watching. First season is great.

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« Reply #295 on: October 15, 2022, 08:36:17 PM »
Watched a few episodes of Daria. Manages to be both funny and depressing.

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« Reply #296 on: October 16, 2022, 08:49:27 AM »
Watched a few episodes of Daria. Manages to be both funny and depressing.

We watched some as well and put it aside but will probably get back to it at some point.  I had watched it before and thought it was a pretty clever show at times, but I think it helps to be in the right mood for it.

Sun_Worshiper, that's good to know about Ted Lasso!

We finished Revenge a couple nights ago.  It was entertaining but certainly eyeroll-worthy at times.  I always have fun trying to figure out when during a series the situation might have changed, such as planning for one season but finding out a second was approved or thinking you have another season and getting canceled.  The fourth (final) season definitely feels like a throw-all-the-spaghetti-at-the-wall approach.  Anyway, we had fun with it, and it was a good prep for my husband to build his disbelief suspension muscles for shows like Pretty Little Liars

Since then, we've been watching Luther (Idris Elba), which I had seen previously.  That is a really engaging show.  One of my close friends who is like a mental twin tried it on my recommendation and didn't like it, but I think it's fairly highly rated and award winning and so forth.  It's also very dark and a bit brutal at times.  For those who are not aware, it's about a very perceptive and bright London police detective who doesn't always do things by the book and has some demons of his own.  That sounds trite, and it's been done before, but I think this show is still an outlier.  My husband agrees, and we are finishing season 2 tonight.  Unfortunately, the show isn't very long, just a couple seasons with a couple episodes per season (e.g., 6 for the first season, 4 for the second season).  At one hour each, the episodes almost feel like mini-movies given how much occurs, and I am often on the edge of my seat.  I don't even mind sitting through the (quick) credits to see the "next" scenes.   They do a good job of making me want to watch the next episode but not giving too much away. 

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« Reply #297 on: October 16, 2022, 09:40:14 AM »
We're a few episodes into season 2 of The Morning Show, a comedy/drama about the fallout from a me too scandal with Jennifer Aniston, Reece Witherspoon, and Steve Corell. The first season is very watchable and fairly nuanced in its discussion of sexual abuse in the workplace, but the ending really did not work for me. It doesn't need a second season, but what I've seen so far is solid.

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Re: The TV Series Thread
« Reply #298 on: October 16, 2022, 06:43:17 PM »
The 2nd season premiere of "Miss Scarlet and the Duke" on PBS.  Of interest, the show was filmed in Belgrade, Serbia!

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« Reply #299 on: October 17, 2022, 08:30:44 AM »
We watched “Miss Scarlet and the Duke” last night—I had seen and enjoyed season 1, but it was all new for my husband.  We followed that with “Magpie Murders,” which we thought was very good—we’ll certainly continue both of these.

I am eagerly awaiting season 9 of the Danish series, “Seaside Hotel” on PBS.  I have no idea when that will be.