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Title: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: marvelvscapcom2 on August 17, 2019, 02:51:23 pm
Hello everyone :)


I know I made a stranger things thread recently and I got hooked on another show and I didn't want to make any more of these Do you like this Tv show threads.  So I decided to make a megatread for all the shows.  Their are 2 other megathreads for Music and Movies.  So I thought TV and Netflix would be fitting too :).  Whenever you start a new show you like you can share it here.   :D


Right now I am so hooked on Orange is the New Black.




I know it is what is considered a "chick flick".  But I love this show so much lol. 


It started by just watching it because I liked Piper Chapman (I think she's nice) but now I like all of the characters.  Or many of them anyway.  I hate a few. 


Please try not to spoil too much because i'm early on.  As will be a universal rule of the thread. But I will say that Red is amazing and powerful.  And I like Pennsatucky even though she's crazy.  But she's pretty cool once the plot unravels.


So much drama interlaced in one season.  Let alone 7.  :D   I can't believe how much is ahead of me.


Anyone else love this show?   :) 



Thank you for sharing any of your favorite shows past, present or future.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: 98dgreen on August 17, 2019, 09:33:13 pm
Ordered best to worst out of what I am currently watching/waiting for next season to come out.
1. Peaky Blinders
2. Babylon Berlin
3. Last Kingdom
4. F is for Family
5. Castlevania
6. Black Mirror
7. Stranger Things
8. Agretsuko
9. Ozark
10. Frontier
11. The Rain
12. Disenchantment
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: weirdfeline on August 17, 2019, 10:19:20 pm
I watched Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus earlier and it was excellent!

I also recently watched Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling which wasn't as good but fine.

As for actual shows on Netflix I don't really watch much. I watched the first couple seasons of The Ranch but don't care for it anymore.

Mostly looking forward to the return of Eddie Murphy with Dolemite Is My Name on Netflix.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on August 18, 2019, 08:10:58 am
Right now I am so hooked on Orange is the New Black.

I know it is what is considered a "chick flick".  But I love this show so much lol. 

It started by just watching it because I liked Piper Chapman (I think she's nice) but now I like all of the characters.  Or many of them anyway.  I hate a few. 

[...]

Anyone else love this show?   :) 

I hate the use of "chick flick" as a derogatory.  If something is good, it's good!  Regardless if it is made for kids, adults, men, women, etc...

That said, in the early seasons of Orange is the New Black there was nothing quite like it, or quite as good on TV.  It was phenomenal.  Like most shows it does have its ups and downs, but I feel like it managed to finish strong.  There are some characters that remain kind of bland and boring, and some that do shift and change over time.  Not a spoiler, because its personal opinion, but I hated Piper by the end, but that mostly came from a place that was because almost all of the other characters (except 1 or 2) were far more interesting.

(https://tvseriesfinale.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/mindhunter-netflix-canceled-renewed-590x210.jpg)

I just finished watching the second season of Mindhunter.  While its still an exceptionally well made show, there is a turn halfway through the season that feels like it changes the what the entire show is about.  The focus and priorities shift, and while I know it is generally a true story and this did happen, the previous focus of the show is what I was far more interested in.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: oldgamerz on August 18, 2019, 08:41:51 am
I used to have netflix but got rid of it because they took off a whole series movies I wanted to watch, and I got pissed because I wanted to watch them and they were gone earlier this year. The JAWS movie series. Other than that I was turned away by the selection. but a lot of series and shows and even movies offend me for religious reasons.

And I'm not much of a movie watcher this is the main reason why
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: mastodon on August 19, 2019, 05:32:42 am
Currently watching Godzilla movies for the first time.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on August 19, 2019, 06:48:44 am
Currently watching Godzilla movies for the first time.

This is the TV thread, you can find the movie thread here: https://vgcollect.com/forum/index.php/topic,2205.0.html (https://vgcollect.com/forum/index.php/topic,2205.0.html)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c9/What_We_Do_in_the_Shadows_%28TV_series%29.png)

I finally got to see the first season of What We Do in the Shadows since it showed up on Hulu.  It's based on the 2014 film of the same name (my favorite film of that year), which was written and directed by Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).  The show is *almost* as good as the movie.  It's a little looser and a bit more broad, but I still watched it all in one sitting.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: marvelvscapcom2 on August 19, 2019, 04:30:55 pm
Right now I am so hooked on Orange is the New Black.

I know it is what is considered a "chick flick".  But I love this show so much lol. 

It started by just watching it because I liked Piper Chapman (I think she's nice) but now I like all of the characters.  Or many of them anyway.  I hate a few. 

[...]

Anyone else love this show?   :) 

I hate the use of "chick flick" as a derogatory.  If something is good, it's good!  Regardless if it is made for kids, adults, men, women, etc...

That said, in the early seasons of Orange is the New Black there was nothing quite like it, or quite as good on TV.  It was phenomenal.  Like most shows it does have its ups and downs, but I feel like it managed to finish strong.  There are some characters that remain kind of bland and boring, and some that do shift and change over time.  Not a spoiler, because its personal opinion, but I hated Piper by the end, but that mostly came from a place that was because almost all of the other characters (except 1 or 2) were far more interesting.

(https://tvseriesfinale.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/mindhunter-netflix-canceled-renewed-590x210.jpg)

I just finished watching the second season of Mindhunter.  While its still an exceptionally well made show, there is a turn halfway through the season that feels like it changes the what the entire show is about.  The focus and priorities shift, and while I know it is generally a true story and this did happen, the previous focus of the show is what I was far more interested in.


I agree :).  I'm still pretty late to the party which is awesome because I get to binge it all in one go.  It's always funner that way imo instead of waiting months for the next season. 

I agree that even early on, Piper has already started to wear off in terms of complexity and her plot is getting a tad more bland.  I assume she'll pick up again in terms of depth because she's a main focal point but red seems to be taking over.

So far my top 10 favorite characters are

1. Piper (for now she's still my favorite.  It might be mostly because she's relatable personality wise but I also loved her plot line regarding Larry.  The other inmates are very hardened.  I'd definitely sit at the Yoga Lady and Pipers table lol)
2. Pennsatucky (Pennsatucky really is the most fun side character to watch. And she's very underrated. Her plot is great and she's funny.)
3. Poussey  (Poussey has a lot of depth and is my favorite of their group. She has loyalty. )
4. Fisher  (I love Fisher, I'm far enough to know key plot point regarding her but I won't spoil it.  But she is great)
5. Spanish Leader  (I forget her name, but she's smart and strong.)
6. Mr. Healey  (The only cop guy that I like, He has a good heart but personal problems make him mean at times)
7.  The New York Stalker girl. 
8. The Blonde Heroine girl  (Forget her name too but she's cool)
9. Red  - (Red is a focal point character and she adds a tough element to the show.  But I didn't like her early on)
10.  The Transgender girl  (I forget her name but her plot regarding her son is pretty interesting.  And shes cool)


I hate soso.  Literally loathe her.  I hate people that are like her in real life.  I loathe most of the Diaz Family for their actions.  And I hate Alex Vause with every viber of my being and hope she gets beat with a lock sock soon.  :)



It really is a great show.  I love it and purchased the funko pops of the characters. 
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: masamune on August 19, 2019, 10:52:46 pm
I'm currently re-watching Family Matters on Hulu starting from Season 1.

I haven't seen this show since the 90s and it brings back a lot of nostalgia for me.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: wartoy on August 22, 2019, 09:35:46 pm
Currently watching the Orville and How I Met Your Mother on hulu and Mindhunter and Defenders on netflix enjoying these so far. Still waiting for second season of Umbrella Academy really looking foward to this.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on August 23, 2019, 11:32:53 pm
I finished season 6 of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.  Easily the weakest season since the first.  I still generally enjoy the characters, but the endgame this season wasn’t particularly interesting.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kamikazekeeg on August 24, 2019, 01:54:17 am
Binged through Glow Season 3 yesterday and overall I thought it was alright.  I felt like the wrestling part took a backseat to all the other story stuff going on, more than usual, which I think is by design.  Setting it in Vegas as a nightly show that doesn't really change much, so you can't show tons of the same things happening, meaning more time spent on all the relationship drama and other things.  The different story lines going on are generally good, though feel a tad drawn out at times and found myself kinda skipping through some bits as I basically got the gist of it pretty quick.  Some of the storylines didn't get a very good resolution though, they just felt skimmed over, which kinda sucks, but I think we'll see more come of it with the next season.

The show ended in a pretty good spot though, so I think Season 4 could be pretty great.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: turf on August 25, 2019, 01:23:12 pm
Y’all need to check out The Boys on Amazon Prime. It was pretty sick.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kamikazekeeg on August 26, 2019, 05:50:35 am
Y’all need to check out The Boys on Amazon Prime. It was pretty sick.

I saw it when it launched and it's pretty good.  Not quite as crazy as I thought it was gonna be, but still worked pretty well.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/2d/The_Wire_-_Season_1.jpg/250px-The_Wire_-_Season_1.jpg)

Also began watching The Wire.  One of those shows I've heard about for years as top tier television.  Now it's kind of an interesting time capsule...Set after 9/11, during a time where computers weren't completely widespread, pagers existed, not everyone has a cellphone.  That right there makes this an interesting watch for me.  The show itself? Alright so far lol Still early, so waiting for it to really take off.

Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on August 26, 2019, 05:13:32 pm
The Wire never really “takes off”.  It’s a slow build that is constantly adding new layers and complications while simultaneously exploring both sides of the law.  It’s engaging and intriguing, but it’s also a realistic look into that kind of life, so don’t expect set pieces or anything like that.

I just watched I Think You Should Leave on Netflix.  It’s a an utterly bizarre and surreal sketch show that is also incredibly funny.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kamikazekeeg on August 26, 2019, 06:33:28 pm
The Wire never really “takes off”.  It’s a slow build that is constantly adding new layers and complications while simultaneously exploring both sides of the law.  It’s engaging and intriguing, but it’s also a realistic look into that kind of life, so don’t expect set pieces or anything like that.

I just watched I Think You Should Leave on Netflix.  It’s a an utterly bizarre and surreal sketch show that is also incredibly funny.

Oh that's fine if it's more like that, I meant "taking off" more in way of the story really settling in, as the first couple episodes so far feel more about just working me into the setting, but it's starting to hit that point 3 or 4 episodes in now.  I'm fine with it not having any big crazy set pieces like a Breaking Bad would as a more realistic take on things can still be engaging.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on August 29, 2019, 01:25:40 pm
I just finished Seasons 1-3 of King of the Hill last night.  This is a show that has aged remarkably well, but I believe I’m about to start getting into the era where I didn’t really watch it anymore.  I figured this would be a good spot for small break since there are still around 200 episodes to go.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on September 01, 2019, 10:06:02 pm
Season 3 of The Handmaid’s Tale.  Pretty inconsistent, but it finished extremely strong.  There’s finally some major catharsis at work after 3 seasons of misery.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kamikazekeeg on September 01, 2019, 10:30:18 pm
Got through Season 1 and Season 2 of The Wire.  Season 2 wasn't as good to me.  Felt disjointed dealing with so many different storylines going on, not nearly as tight as Season 1.  The show is still pretty consistent though, so I'm hoping Season 3 can pull it back in, though taking a break from this to go watch The Walking Dead now that Season 9 is up on Netflix.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on September 02, 2019, 09:34:49 am
Got through Season 1 and Season 2 of The Wire.  Season 2 wasn't as good to me.  Felt disjointed dealing with so many different storylines going on, not nearly as tight as Season 1.  The show is still pretty consistent though, so I'm hoping Season 3 can pull it back in, though taking a break from this to go watch The Walking Dead now that Season 9 is up on Netflix.

Season 2 is kind of considered the odd-man-out.  I don't think its the worst season, but it is a bit tonally and structurally different that all of the others, because of just how much it shifts the storytelling focus.  Each season expands the scope of the show in some way, but Season 2 probably does it the least organically.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kamikazekeeg on September 02, 2019, 07:44:55 pm
Got through Season 1 and Season 2 of The Wire.  Season 2 wasn't as good to me.  Felt disjointed dealing with so many different storylines going on, not nearly as tight as Season 1.  The show is still pretty consistent though, so I'm hoping Season 3 can pull it back in, though taking a break from this to go watch The Walking Dead now that Season 9 is up on Netflix.

Season 2 is kind of considered the odd-man-out.  I don't think its the worst season, but it is a bit tonally and structurally different that all of the others, because of just how much it shifts the storytelling focus.  Each season expands the scope of the show in some way, but Season 2 probably does it the least organically.

Yeah there's just way too many separate stories going on and the stuff with Stringer and West Baltimore gangs were unnecessary to the stuff going on with the docks, though I know they had to have it there to keep that story going till Season 3 when they are back on that stuff.

I also started into the new Dark Crystal TV show, just the first episode, and it's really well done.  The mixture of CG and puppetry looks really good, giving it all a bigger scope.  Lots of good actors in it too, though outright I only recognized Mark Hamill and Sigourney Weaver.  Should be a real nice watch.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on September 02, 2019, 07:48:22 pm
I just finished Episode 4 of Dark Crystal.  It’s incredible.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kamikazekeeg on September 03, 2019, 01:21:15 am
I just finished Episode 4 of Dark Crystal.  It’s incredible.

After re-watching the original movie a month or so ago, I was worried the the CG would overpower the puppets and actual sets too much, but it all blends so well, with CG being best for grander shots, and puppets and good sets up close.  The only thing I'd say was a little overdone with CG was that the Skeksis have CG tongues when they talk and it mildly distracting, because they don't all have wiggling tongues in every shot that the Skeksis talk, so I have to wonder why they even spent the money on doing that.  Other than that, I can't wait to continue the series.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: tripredacus on September 03, 2019, 12:04:51 pm
Currently watching Transformers: Prime and in the middle of season 3.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kamikazekeeg on September 04, 2019, 06:17:20 am
Got through Walking Dead Season 9 and while the first half was fairly boring, the second half was generally better.  A change in the story helped to make things fresher, bring in a new dynamic, though it's still not reaching the best stuff of the earlier seasons.  Pretty standard stuff for TWD.  All it makes me want to do is read the comics, which I might do eventually.  I believe the tv show is still using the comics story points, but there's big character differences between them and the comic has always been way more intense.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on September 05, 2019, 07:01:53 am
I just finished Episode 4 of Dark Crystal.  It’s incredible.

Finished it last night.  I can't believe the show ended up being this good.  I wasn't the biggest fan of the original (it's a technical marvel while being only an OK movie, at best).  This series takes all the best things about the movie and makes them better while also telling an amazing original story.  Cannot recommend it enough.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: marvelvscapcom2 on September 06, 2019, 05:16:30 pm
Just finished the Lizzie Borden took an Axe movie and the following season that chronicles the aftermath "Lizzie Borden Chronicles" on netflix.   Since I live in the city it took place, it was pretty neat to see :).   I think the movie was very much so better than the series but they are sorta intertwined.  Very good views although their were quite a few historical inaccuracies.  They made lizzie pretty hot which was funny and it clearly had a bias to how the events took place in the mind of the director.  Which was cool. 

I love the wonderful scenery and how they really brought it back into that era.  The series didn't take place in Fall River but it did it's best to capture the vibe which was cool.  Great performances. 


I also have started binging Ink Master on YouTube.  I don't have cable which sucks and it's not on netflix so I have to just watch highlights :(.   But boy is that show addictive and fun.  I don't even have any tattoos nor am I an artist but I still love it :). 
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: marvelvscapcom2 on September 06, 2019, 05:19:38 pm
Got through Walking Dead Season 9 and while the first half was fairly boring, the second half was generally better.  A change in the story helped to make things fresher, bring in a new dynamic, though it's still not reaching the best stuff of the earlier seasons.  Pretty standard stuff for TWD.  All it makes me want to do is read the comics, which I might do eventually.  I believe the tv show is still using the comics story points, but there's big character differences between them and the comic has always been way more intense.


Do you think I will like Walking Dead?  I was actually spoiled to it pretty early on by one of the characters dying but now i've come to realize every single character dies so it's not much of a spoiler if I watch from the beggining lol. 

I love the telltale game series. I heard they are similar.  I think they are both inspired from the comics right?
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kamikazekeeg on September 06, 2019, 05:43:20 pm
Got through Walking Dead Season 9 and while the first half was fairly boring, the second half was generally better.  A change in the story helped to make things fresher, bring in a new dynamic, though it's still not reaching the best stuff of the earlier seasons.  Pretty standard stuff for TWD.  All it makes me want to do is read the comics, which I might do eventually.  I believe the tv show is still using the comics story points, but there's big character differences between them and the comic has always been way more intense.


Do you think I will like Walking Dead?  I was actually spoiled to it pretty early on by one of the characters dying but now i've come to realize every single character dies so it's not much of a spoiler if I watch from the beggining lol. 

I love the telltale game series. I heard they are similar.  I think they are both inspired from the comics right?

If you liked the Telltale games for their story, that's basically what the show is.  The show is based on the comics story wise, but the games are kinda emulating the comics look a little bit, but are an original story in that setting.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on September 18, 2019, 09:37:33 am
Seasons 4-5 of King of the Hill are done.  I’ve been laid up in bed a lot the last couple of weeks.  I also knocked out the last 6 or so episodes of Last Week Tonight yesterday.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on September 22, 2019, 11:08:01 pm
Charged ahead with KotH S6, which was extremely strong.  The first two episodes are filled with two classic moments; “That’s my purse!  I don’t know you!” and “Pocket sand!” respectively.

Took a break and binged Preacher S3 over the last two days.  It’s never been the best, and is often inconsistent, but it’s entertaining as hell.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on September 29, 2019, 09:38:15 am
This week I watched the Netflix mini-series Godless.  It's a good Western, but not quite what the marketing would have you believe.  It's a rather traditional Western that happens to include a town of women, it is not a Western about a town full of women.

Disenchantment Part 2 is definitely better than Part 1, but it still feels like it is missing something to really make it good.

American Horror Story: Apocalypse is easily my least favorite season of the show.  I've got a couple of episodes left, but I find myself quite bored by it.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kamikazekeeg on October 03, 2019, 07:28:09 am
Binged through the last season and a half of Gotham and finished it.  I was real off and on with the show, I think like the first half is a real mixed bag, but it got better for sure in the latter half and the last season in general was the best I think.  The show did enough to put it over the rest of the general super hero type shows I think, primarily the CW ones as it would get abit bloodier and nastier at times, though it's hilarious how often people are brutally shot or seemingly killed just for them to go "Oh, they totally survived or are in a coma".  It's kinda common in the comics, but not something you see in a show as often I feel and it comes off pretty silly.  Oh and the amount of times characters teamed up, just to betray each other might be in like the dozens? It's kinda ridiculous, especially towards the end lol

Overall I liked the show though.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on October 06, 2019, 06:27:57 pm
I finished the BBC / Netflix show Bodyguard.  It was like a more well paced, shorter UK-version of 24.  Good fun watch, but a little convoluted at the very end
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kamikazekeeg on October 08, 2019, 04:23:35 am
(https://starrymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/CarnivalRow.jpg?w=640)

Had a real good watch with Carnival Row.  I love the setting, mixing what is generally a sort of 1700's/1800's, Industrial Era, London, with that of a fantasy backdrop.  It's not based in any actual setting, a very different world, but because of that, it gets away from the faults you might see, like with that shit Netflix movie Bright.  As a general fantasy setting, it is pretty well done, kinda Fantastic Beasts crossed with Game of Thrones, but magic is fairly minimal in the story, so kinda leans in that way that you see with GoT.

Characters are all real good, I was actually genuinely interested to more know of the lore, more about the war that happened, the other side of the conflict that actually won it, but it seems to not be based on any book unfortunately.  Turns out the co-creator that wrote it also wrote the screenplay for Pacific Rim, which I love too.

I do recommend it if you want something with a taste of fantasy to it.

*EDIT*
Man, it's only been a few days since I finished the series, but I still want more.  That's a sign of a good series I feel, because I just wish this was based on a book so I could go read more and I don't usually read a lot of books (Last read Game of Thrones a few years back).  Got me into a fantasy mood and thought about rewatching Lord of the Rings, which also has Orlando Bloom in it lol
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kamikazekeeg on October 16, 2019, 01:13:44 am
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Well here's one the best western cartoons I think I've watched in awhile.  It's only 5 episodes so far, not sure if that's the whole season or if they plan for more, the last episode definitely isn't an end, more of a middle of the story type of feel, but it's so good.  Genndy Tatakovsky once again just makes really engaging animation.  I love that he's doing darker, bloodier, stuff now after the final season for Samurai Jack, and he goes all out here.  Dinosaurs, Ape-Men, Mammoths, all just getting ripped and battered.  There is no dialogue at all at any point, there's no setup for this intense, primal, fantasy world, you are just brought in and you are along for the ride, but they do a lot to characterize Spear and Fang, the sound design and music they do use really draws you in, so it's well designed. 

I highly recommend it if you want just a damn good show.