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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.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: marvelvscapcom2 on October 22, 2019, 04:41:08 pm
Finished season 2 of worlds fastest car.  It's a very fun show to binge.  The episodes go by so fast because they are just exciting to view.   They pin 3 home built cars,  like rat rods, civics,  junk cars,  and project cars against a rich person in a supercar and see who wins.   


The winners go on to a finale to race in a head to head.   


I hope anyone who loves cars will give it a shot.  It's really fun.  and funny at times.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9a/Fastest_Car_%28tv_series%29.jpg)
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kypherion on October 23, 2019, 02:42:15 pm
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Since it's October, I'm rewatching Castlevania! Probably my fourth time now, so glad it finally got a show!
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: pzeke on November 01, 2019, 09:52:13 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.

That Batman reveal was god-awful, though.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on November 03, 2019, 06:46:15 am
I watched the first 6 episode of Season 4 of The Good Place because they were about to start taking them off On Demand and I couldn't wait.  It's still easily one of the most creative and funny shows on TV.  I'll be sad to see it go.

Also almost finished with the Netflix series Tuca & Birdie.  It's utterly freaking bizarre.  It's hilarious, but often goes off in totally unexpected directions.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: wartoy on November 11, 2019, 06:36:11 pm
Just started Preacher on hulu man that shit is weird but I can't stop watching.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on November 11, 2019, 11:42:33 pm
Just started Preacher on hulu man that shit is weird but I can't stop watching.

It's definitely a trip! I'm patiently waiting for the last season to hit streaming so I can see how it all end.

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With October over I have switched back over to my total watch / rewatch of King of the Hill.  It is amazing how it feels both timeless and stuck in the 90s.


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Finally got around to Good Omens, which has a cast that I love, but I ended up feeling the same about the show that I did about the novel - it's good but something about it just doesn't grab me the way I feel like the content should.
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Post by: Cartagia on November 14, 2019, 10:57:19 am
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So, I watched the first season of Adventures of the Gummi Bears on Disney+.  It's definitely a cartoon from the 80s.  Not great, not terrible, just some decent fluff to have on in the background.  I plan on making my way through a fair chunk of the classic Disney Afternoon stuff on the new service, so I figured I would start at the beginning.  I've got much higher hopes for stuff like Gargoyles and Darkwing Duck.

I also watched the first episode of The Mandalorian, which hit pretty much all the buttons I was hoping.  It's so nice to really get to see the underside of the SW Universe.  Plus, Life Day is now canon!

Also, King of the Hill, Season 8.  Still good, but I'm kind of starting to hate Peggy.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: bikingjahuty on November 14, 2019, 06:36:26 pm
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Coming off what Star Wars has been for the last several years, I wasn't as much excited about The Mandalorian as I was curious. As far as Star Wars has fallen I still have hope that it'll become great again, or at least be passable entertainment, which is exactly what The Mandalorian is.


The first episode of The Mandalorian was pretty good overall, although it by no means was great on the level of the prequels or especially the OT. I guess the best direct comparison would be between this and Rogue One; the look and feel of this was very Rogue One, as was the more gritty, underbelly of Star Wars feel that it had. This show definitely was interesting based on the fact that it didn't have anything directly to do with the events of the original trilogy or the sequel trilogy, which was very refreshing imo. I want to see more Star Wars that isn't trying to succeed on the coattails of the original or prequel trilogy, but instead does its own thing set in the Star Wars universe.


The production quality of the show was pretty good and a lot of practical effects were used which made it feel very authentic. There were parts that felt cheap or like I was watching someone's fan movie, but overall the show looked great as did the alien costumes and sets. We are introduced to several characters, but unfortunately the main character has felt fairly undeveloped. However I won't criticize this too much since it's only the first episode. As for what happened in the first episode, there is a somewhat strange tonal shift at one point in the episode that was a bit off, but it did little to distract from the overall good quality of the episode. The climax and final scene of episode 1 were the best part and the ending definitely left you on a cliffhanger that makes me want to watch the next episode. One other thing I wanted to mention about the ending is the best depiction of an IG droid in all of Star Wars, which was totally bad ass!


While it wasn't riveting by any means, The Mandalorian's first episode was a breath of fresh air for the franchise. It was cool, well made, entertaining, but most of all it felt like Star Wars. Particularly this felt like if someone adapted an EU novel or comic into a high budget TV show or movie, which is something I wish Disney would have done instead of scrapping the old Legends EU. I will be watching the next episode and likely the whole first season. I really hope that Disney doesn't drop the ball on this show or ruin it in some way. I'd like to be optimistic, but this is the same Disney and Lucasfilm that brought us TLJ and Solo. We'll see I guess.


The Mandalorian: Episode 1: 7/10
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kamikazekeeg on November 14, 2019, 06:49:16 pm
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So, I watched the first season of Adventures of the Gummi Bears on Disney+.  It's definitely a cartoon from the 80s.  Not great, not terrible, just some decent fluff to have on in the background.  I plan on making my way through a fair chunk of the classic Disney Afternoon stuff on the new service, so I figured I would start at the beginning.  I've got much higher hopes for stuff like Gargoyles and Darkwing Duck.

I also watched the first episode of The Mandalorian, which hit pretty much all the buttons I was hoping.  It's so nice to really get to see the underside of the SW Universe.  Plus, Life Day is now canon!

Also, King of the Hill, Season 8.  Still good, but I'm kind of starting to hate Peggy.

Yeah Gummi Bears was never one of my favorites from back in the day, just a casual bit of entertainment, but a lot of the other stuff I loved from the Disney Afternoon like Darkwing Duck, Gargoyles, Tailspin, Rescue Rangers, Duck Tales.  I actually plan to check out the new Duck Tales since I saw that was on the service and I've heard there were some good episodes and they've been bringing in characters from other shows like Darkwing Duck into it.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kamikazekeeg on November 15, 2019, 04:44:33 am
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Watched The Mandalorian too and really enjoyed it.  It's the kind of story stuff I've wanted to see from Star Wars done in show form, where it is a more stripped down story dealing with a side of that universe that we don't usually see, something we would've got with the canceled 1313 game, so it's nice that we are sorta getting that here in a different way.  Just one episode to go on, so I can't say too much on it, but the effects and action is good and I'm curious to see where they take it.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: ferraroso on November 15, 2019, 02:46:41 pm
I just started watching Rick and Morty after some friend's recommendation a couple of weeks ago and I am two episodes away from finishing the third season. It's the first animated series I've watched in, like, a decade or so and I'm finding it to be pretty entertaining!

Definitely recommended even for people who, like me, may have some bias against cartoons in general...
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Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: bikingjahuty on November 15, 2019, 03:50:46 pm
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Coming off what Star Wars has been for the last several years, I wasn't as much excited about The Mandalorian as I was curious. As far as Star Wars has fallen I still have hope that it'll become great again, or at least be passable entertainment, which is exactly what The Mandalorian is.


The first episode of The Mandalorian was pretty good overall, although it by no means was great on the level of the prequels or especially the OT. I guess the best direct comparison would be between this and Rogue One; the look and feel of this was very Rogue One, as was the more gritty, underbelly of Star Wars feel that it had. This show definitely was interesting based on the fact that it didn't have anything directly to do with the events of the original trilogy or the sequel trilogy, which was very refreshing imo. I want to see more Star Wars that isn't trying to succeed on the coattails of the original or prequel trilogy, but instead does its own thing set in the Star Wars universe.


The production quality of the show was pretty good and a lot of practical effects were used which made it feel very authentic. There were parts that felt cheap or like I was watching someone's fan movie, but overall the show looked great as did the alien costumes and sets. We are introduced to several characters, but unfortunately the main character has felt fairly undeveloped. However I won't criticize this too much since it's only the first episode. As for what happened in the first episode, there is a somewhat strange tonal shift at one point in the episode that was a bit off, but it did little to distract from the overall good quality of the episode. The climax and final scene of episode 1 were the best part and the ending definitely left you on a cliffhanger that makes me want to watch the next episode. One other thing I wanted to mention about the ending is the best depiction of an IG droid in all of Star Wars, which was totally bad ass!


While it wasn't riveting by any means, The Mandalorian's first episode was a breath of fresh air for the franchise. It was cool, well made, entertaining, but most of all it felt like Star Wars. Particularly this felt like if someone adapted an EU novel or comic into a high budget TV show or movie, which is something I wish Disney would have done instead of scrapping the old Legends EU. I will be watching the next episode and likely the whole first season. I really hope that Disney doesn't drop the ball on this show or ruin it in some way. I'd like to be optimistic, but this is the same Disney and Lucasfilm that brought us TLJ and Solo. We'll see I guess.


The Mandalorian: Episode 1: 7/10


Watched Episode 2 and while I'm not going to do a full review I will say that it was very, very good! Even better than episode 1. I'd give it an 8/10 overall.


I'm going to hold off reviewing anymore of this show until season 1 has concluded and then I'll give my full thoughts on it overall.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on November 21, 2019, 07:00:49 am
King of the Hill seasons 9-10.  This is definitely where the show starts to get a little shakier.  Still plenty of good episodes, but the number of duds is just a lip bit higher, with ones like Enrique-cilible Differences and Hank’s Bully.  Both are ok in a vacuum, but compared to the rest of the series are aggressive “meh”.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: marvelvscapcom2 on November 24, 2019, 07:26:31 pm
Hello everyone!   Just made it back from strangercon 2019 in Dallas, TX.   :D   A convention tributing the cult icon Stranger Things!    My all time favorite netflix show. 


I must say, it was the absolute best weekend of my entire life,  so much so to the point that my actual life following it has felt completely void of fun and actually depressing in contrast.  Which is something i'm trying hard to fix before I spiral into depression.   Mostly coping by saving up for the next lol. 


But I will say,  the atmosphere was electric.   The convention staff were incredible.   And Millie Bobby Brown and Caleb McLaughlin who play Eleven and Lucas on the show were both extremely nice and wonderful people.  I got to meet both and got a few of my pops signed by them :D


Millie is extremely talented.  and did some voice impressions at the Q+A which was awesome.  Spoilers were made by Millie but I won't share those here in case people don't want to know :)



Hope everyone has a very happy holidays.  :D

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Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: zappman on November 25, 2019, 08:59:06 am
Hello everyone!   Just made it back from strangercon 2019 in Dallas, TX.   :D   A convention tributing the cult icon Stranger Things!    My all time favorite netflix show.  .....
Sounds like you had a terrific trip!
I picked-up Stranger Things and Stranger Things 2 on Blu-Ray recently. I have watched every episode I own except the last episode of Stranger Things 2. Maybe I will get to watch it tonight. I think the show is very well done, and I hope to get the next season soon. Its the best Sci-Fi show I have seen in years.
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Post by: telly on November 25, 2019, 10:07:02 am
I've been watching Queer Eye lately  ;D
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on November 26, 2019, 09:08:47 am
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Earlier this year I watched The Expanse.  It was amazing.  Then a few weeks ago I read the first novel the show is based on.  Then Amazon announced the premiere date for Season 4 (December 13).

Last week, the GF and I decided, sure, why not, lets watch it again before the new comes on - but let's not go nuts.  We don't have to speed through it.  We are already halfway through Season 2.

This show is so good, ya'll.  It's pretty handily the best hard sci-fi show that has ever existed.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: bikingjahuty on November 26, 2019, 11:42:35 am
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I said I wasn't going to say anything else about this show until the season was over, but I absolutely cannot contain how happy and impressed I was with the last episode! Wow! For the first time since The Force Awakens came out I actually felt like I was watching Star Wars again. Full disclosure, there is one particular scene towards the end that actually put tears in my eyes; I was just so happy to be watching something again that resembled and felt like Star Wars.


Of course we aren't even halfway through the series so there is still a lot of room for things to go south, but right now The Mandalorian has just got better and better with each episode. I have to give episode 3 a solid 10/10. Wow!
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: bikingjahuty on November 29, 2019, 04:04:52 pm
The Mandalorian: episode 4: 5/10


This was definitely the weakest episode so far, mostly because it felt kind of a like a filler episode, which this show should not have considering it's only 8 episodes and they're only about a half hour each. A new character called Cara Dune was introduced and she is a breath of fresh air as an actually well written character in Disney Star Wars. She is also a total badass while also being relatable. There is also a pretty cool scene towards the end of the episode, but overall this one was a bit on the mundane and boring side.
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Post by: 98dgreen on November 29, 2019, 07:42:53 pm
The Mandalorian: episode 4: 5/10


This was definitely the weakest episode so far, mostly because it felt kind of a like a filler episode, which this show should not have considering it's only 8 episodes and they're only about a half hour each. A new character called Cara Dune was introduced and she is a breath of fresh air as an actually well written character in Disney Star Wars. She is also a total badass while also being relatable. There is also a pretty cool scene towards the end of the episode, but overall this one was a bit on the mundane and boring side.
Yes definitely the worst so far.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: zappman on November 29, 2019, 08:09:26 pm
Now I am watching Season 9 of the Walking Dead. Then it will be on to Season 1 of Fear the Walking Dead
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kamikazekeeg on November 30, 2019, 05:22:02 am
The ending battle of episode 3 in The Mandalorian made me so happy.  I've always wanted to see Mandalorians kicking ass in live action and we finally got it.  I was originally a fan of Boba Fett as a kid, even if he doesn't actually do anything, it was a style thing (They did him so wrong...same for Phasma in the new movies.  A character that could be so good that they waste, but still looks cool), and he was always more interesting outside the movies in books and other media, so I've always wanted to see more done with them.  It's really reinvigorating my Mandalorian love and now I'm like "I gotta get me some Mandalorian toys" lol

Episode 4 has only extra confirmed that Baby Yoda is precious and embodies all that is good in this world.  As for the episode, it's totally fine.  A slower episode makes sense after the last one and I like the chill world building it does and it's still a good episode.  I always love a classic "Help the villagers fight the threat" setup, though I wish they had explored why the raiders had an AT-ST.  They bring it up and then just sorta drop it.  Might not be important to the story, but it's just an interesting bit of lore to know.  Still really enjoying The Mandalorian. 
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Post by: Cartagia on November 30, 2019, 11:02:30 pm
The Mandalorian is just Lone Wolf and Cub in the Star Wars universe and I am so here for it.  The only real weakness of Chapter 4 is that the story is such a traditional archetype.

I also watched all the episodes of The World According to Jeff Goldblum which is fun.

Also rewatched most of Season Two of Parks and Recreation because it was what the gf’s family decided to put on TV while I’m still out of town.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kamikazekeeg on December 06, 2019, 04:53:52 am
Chapter 5 of The Mandalorian was another light episode like the last one, but the setting is cool for this one due to the nostalgia. Wish they had done more with it, but again I thought it was fine like 4 was and definitely still fitting that classic western theme.  Hopefully the last episodes of the season are just going all out.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: bikingjahuty on December 06, 2019, 01:41:07 pm
The Mandalorian: Episode 5


This unfortunately felt like another filler episode where very little that happened moved the plot forward in any meaningful way. In a show that's 20+ episodes filler episodes are par for the course, but this being only an 8 episode season, with each episode only being around half an hour is almost inexcusable. Regardless episode 5 was still pretty entertaining and was filled with a ton of prequel and OT references that I absolutely loved. This was definitely the most fan service rich episode so far. Aside from that the action was entertaining, what went down was pretty cool, and without spoiling anything the last scene has me very excited as to who might show up later on in the show. Not a bad episode, but certainly not one of the better ones so far either.


Score: 7/10
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kamikazekeeg on December 06, 2019, 04:56:32 pm
The Mandalorian: Episode 5


This unfortunately felt like another filler episode where very little that happened moved the plot forward in any meaningful way. In a show that's 20+ episodes filler episodes are par for the course, but this being only an 8 episode season, with each episode only being around half an hour is almost inexcusable. Regardless episode 5 was still pretty entertaining and was filled with a ton of prequel and OT references that I absolutely loved. This was definitely the most fan service rich episode so far. Aside from that the action was entertaining, what went down was pretty cool, and without spoiling anything the last scene has me very excited as to who might show up later on in the show. Not a bad episode, but certainly not one of the better ones so far either.


Score: 7/10

I personally don't think the tease at the end is anyone we know, as I know people were getting abit worked up about that on twitter last night, but I think it's gonna just be the new character played by Giancarlo Esposito (Gus from Breaking Bad) who basically fits the tease of armor with a cape.  Not to say I wouldn't die if the tease was someone else, because it would be the best with who people thought it might be, but I'm not getting my hopes up.  At least not with Season 1 lol
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Post by: Cartagia on December 07, 2019, 08:07:31 am
Episode 5 was pretty easily my least favorite so far.  The guy playing gunslinger wasn’t very interesting, and it pretty much completely wasted Ming-Na.  Some decent fan service bits, but overall kind of weak.

I’m also expecting Giancarlo’s character to be the payoff.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kamikazekeeg on December 08, 2019, 05:54:37 am
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With my recent Star Wars kick, I've been watching Star Wars: Rebels while I do bead art.  Never watched it before, but I'm through the first season and starting into season 2 and it's not bad.  It hasn't really won me over, I think it's just alright, but it has some good moments and just the general Star Wars aspect is good.  I know some of the stuff that happens coming up, so I'm hoping things take a step up in the second season and into season 3 as there looks to be a time skip.  Definitely looking forward to some more backstory on Sabine the Mandalorian girl.  I dig her design.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on December 10, 2019, 02:34:07 pm
Season 3 of Big Mouth is a solid continuation, but definitely feels like it is lacking the same absurdity of the first two seasons.  Still, anything to get more Jenny Slate and John Mulaney.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kamikazekeeg on December 12, 2019, 07:45:23 am
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Ended up accidentally binging the first season of Bosch over on Amazon.  Kinda heard about the show through some off the cuff remark about how the cop in the show basically bought himself a super fancy house selling the rights to one of his cases, something that makes a lot of sense if you think about it (Like what if John McClane sold the rights to the story of Die Hard 1 and got rich off that? lol) and turns out its a real solid cop drama.  I'd say it's on the side of the more realistic cop dramas, not full on The Wire where they show every bit of procedure and such, but it keeps more to that side than say...an NCIS or Bones.  The Wire connection comes back with Lance Reddick also being in this show, but in a much smaller, though slightly similar role.

I also like that it's basically focused on Bosch, the main character of the show.  A problem I found with The Wire was that there were like a dozen different stories happening at once and it felt kinda stretched thin and was probably one of the reasons I sorta fell off the show, because for every good story they would tell, there would be two others I just didn't feel interested in.  And there's 5 seasons out with a 6th on the way, so this could be something I keep up with.  I like the lead quite abit and the show is fairly well done.  I'd recommend it if you are wanting to check out a newer solid cop drama.

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Post by: bikingjahuty on December 13, 2019, 01:54:49 pm
The Mandalorian: Episode 6 - 4/10


I'll first say I'm kind of pissed and fairly disappointed that half the episodes so far are pointless filler episodes that do very little to nothing at all to drive the main story forward, or contribute to the overall story arch in any meaningful way. This is starting to feel like a show that doesn't know if it wants to be a show like GoT where every episode and everything that happens is relevant to the main story in some way, or if it wants to be freakin DBZ where the majority of the episodes are pointless filler. What makes this worse is that the episodes aren't very long and there is only eight of them this season. This really irritates me, and episode 6 is exactly that, another filler episode, albeit a cool one.


I'm not going to spoil the story, but essentially the episode is about a prison break with a lot of action. It's too bad that the background story to all that action is kinda mundane, and the crew Mando must work with are by far the most cartoonish, cringy group of characters in the show so far. I thought the person they were going to break out might be of some significance in some way, but he is probably the most unremarkable character of the whole episode. On top of that, there is a "twist" towards the end that you can see coming from literally the first 5-minutes of the episode and did not surprise me at all.


As I said, the action was good and there were some genuinely tense moments, but overall this episode was completely unnecessary and does not server the main story one bit. This has been my least favorite episode thus far, and I sincerely hope with only two episodes left that this show really, really picks up because it's becoming as unremarkable as Disney's Star Wars movies.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kamikazekeeg on December 14, 2019, 03:45:29 am
I still like these episodes, they are well done and this one had a pretty fun cast of recognizable people, but yeah, it's just another filler.  That's not the best in an already very short season.  Hopefully the last two episodes are going all out to finish up the season.

I did like the people that showed up, as I was surprised to see the dude from Sons of Anarchy, Bill Burr, and best of all, Clancy Brown, who gets to be another character in the Star Wars universe as he was also a character in Star Wars Rebels.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on December 14, 2019, 07:29:36 am
See, I like the fact that we are getting mostly stand alone stories with some minor tie-in to the overall arc.  It reminds of the old Tales books, or a comic run.  Not everything needs to be design as "a 8-hour movie" (or 4-5 as the case may be) that streaming services seem to have forced upon us.  The episodic structure makes more sense for a show that is releasing weekly instead of dropping for a binge session.

Speaking of binge sessions: season 4 of The Expanse came out a day early, so I watched 2 on Thursday and the remainder yesterday.  I think it was a slight step down from the previous two seasons, and roughly on par with the first.  From what I understand of the source material, this was kind of expected, as the fourth book in the series is generally considered the weakest, and mostly set-up for things to come.  It's still really, really good, and the new Amazon budget really shines with the specials effects this year.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kamikazekeeg on December 14, 2019, 04:36:27 pm
See, I like the fact that we are getting mostly stand alone stories with some minor tie-in to the overall arc.  It reminds of the old Tales books, or a comic run.  Not everything needs to be design as "a 8-hour movie" (or 4-5 as the case may be) that streaming services seem to have forced upon us.  The episodic structure makes more sense for a show that is releasing weekly instead of dropping for a binge session

That is the point though for low episode seasons.  It's meant to be a more focused, story driven, experience, without a lot of filler or dragged out story beats.  They can do a more tightly told show, while also maximizing the quality, rather than needing to stretch the budget across a lot more episodes.  I like these episodes, they are good, but when there's only 2 episodes left and nothing has progressed in the main story after 3 episodes, it doesn't feel right.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on December 15, 2019, 11:57:12 am
See, I like the fact that we are getting mostly stand alone stories with some minor tie-in to the overall arc.  It reminds of the old Tales books, or a comic run.  Not everything needs to be design as "a 8-hour movie" (or 4-5 as the case may be) that streaming services seem to have forced upon us.  The episodic structure makes more sense for a show that is releasing weekly instead of dropping for a binge session

That is the point though for low episode seasons.  It's meant to be a more focused, story driven, experience, without a lot of filler or dragged out story beats.  They can do a more tightly told show, while also maximizing the quality, rather than needing to stretch the budget across a lot more episodes.  I like these episodes, they are good, but when there's only 2 episodes left and nothing has progressed in the main story after 3 episodes, it doesn't feel right.

Well, it's not doing that, so one could argue that it is not what it's meant to be.  It's simply not what you expected.  Look at the first seasons of Always Sunny and Archer, a huge portion of BBC shows, all of the USA Network procedurals.  8-13 episodes a season, almost all standalone, with barely a thread to string them together - though occasionally you'd get a minor one.  You shouldn't judge a show for what you were expecting, judge it on what it actually is.
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Post by: redblaze57 on December 15, 2019, 05:11:31 pm
a Harlod and Kumar Christmas- I totally forgot this movie existed until I saw the blu-ray for cheap and bought it. Then I had completely forgotten that this movie came out when 3D was the biggest thing in movies. You can easily tell what were the big 3D scenes in the movie and honestly watching it in 2D... those scenes don't look the best. Overall it's a good Stoner comedy about Christmas, reuniting  with old friends, and sticking up for yourself against your father in law... even if he is Danny Trejo. Also Neil Patrick Harris' part is the best
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on December 15, 2019, 06:15:41 pm
Well, it's not doing that, so one could argue that it is not what it's meant to be.  It's simply not what you expected.  Look at the first seasons of Always Sunny and Archer, a huge portion of BBC shows, all of the USA Network procedurals.  8-13 episodes a season, almost all standalone, with barely a thread to string them together - though occasionally you'd get a minor one.  You shouldn't judge a show for what you were expecting, judge it on what it actually is.

It wasn't really about expectations, it was about how they setup the show.  3 episodes dealing with the main story, and then it was 3 random episodes that do slightly delve into the Mando's backstory, but dropped the previously setup narrative entirely, and now we only have 2 episodes (hopefully both deal with it) left to get back to the main story before the season ends.  Certainly not expecting it to be wrapped up by the end, but structurally it was how they were setting up show before we got these middles episodes.
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Post by: Cartagia on December 15, 2019, 07:18:14 pm
Well, it's not doing that, so one could argue that it is not what it's meant to be.  It's simply not what you expected.  Look at the first seasons of Always Sunny and Archer, a huge portion of BBC shows, all of the USA Network procedurals.  8-13 episodes a season, almost all standalone, with barely a thread to string them together - though occasionally you'd get a minor one.  You shouldn't judge a show for what you were expecting, judge it on what it actually is.

It wasn't really about expectations, it was about how they setup the show.  3 episodes dealing with the main story, and then it was 3 random episodes that do slightly delve into the Mando's backstory, but dropped the previously setup narrative entirely, and now we only have 2 episodes (hopefully both deal with it) left to get back to the main story before the season ends.  Certainly not expecting it to be wrapped up by the end, but structurally it was how they were setting up show before we got these middles episodes.

They weren't really that connected though - at least not all of them (Episode 3 definitely was).  Episode 2 is just about Mando dinking around with Jawas and repairing his ship.  The only semi-big overarcing development was The Child using the Force, and lets be honest, everyone saw that coming.  That's about the same amount of long-term development as Episode 4, where we get confirmation the FOB is still for The Child, not Mando, and that they can't stay in one place - a generally more important storytelling revelation than the Force use.  Even as a standalone Episode 6 gives us a fair amount of history on Mando - he was not always as chivalrous as we see him now - and he was definitely getting busy with the Twi'lek.

Episode 1 is debatable, since its the Pilot episode.  Yes, it is the job that sets everything in motion, but if you change the quarry at the end from The Child to literally anything else the episode remains the same, and has no long reaching effects.  It's only in those last moments that it actually becomes important to the serialized story that is being told.  Like I said before, it's Lone Wolf and Cub - just continuing adventures of this baby and surrogate father, with occasional links back to who and what they are.

It's reminding me a lot of The X-Files revival seasons.  The premiere and finale were mythology heavy (and pretty awful because of it - hopefully not the case here), and in the middle we get a bunch decent-to-good stand alone stories.

Also, I watched Unbelievable on Netflix.  It’s really good, but also very difficult to watch.
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on December 17, 2019, 06:53:59 am
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Got through two more seasons of Bosch.  I really dig the show, just a solid bit of cop drama.  I think I like it, because it's generally pretty chill, like there's big drama and some action moments, but it never gets too crazy or feels unrealistic.  Just a well paced story from beginning to end and all the actors are pretty likable.  Gonna take a break from the series to focus on some other stuff.  The Expanse has a new season, Witcher is out in 3 days, and I got anime to catch up on.  Sorta ended up with a glut of things to watch lol
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on December 18, 2019, 05:16:12 am
And Chapter 7 is back on track in The Mandalorian.  I'm hoping the finale is abit of a longer one to deal with the end of the season, but it's a good setup here for sure.  Sucks we have to wait longer than a week for the last episode lol
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Post by: bikingjahuty on December 19, 2019, 02:23:01 am
The Mandalorian: Episode 7 - 8/10


I'm SO happy this show is getting back to the main story, and what an episode it was! Definitely some of the coolest action we've seen so far! The ending of this episode has me totally hyped for the final episode and I can't wait to see how everything that got setup in this episode plays out.
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Post by: Cartagia on December 21, 2019, 09:49:54 pm
I binged both The Righteous Gemstones and Watchmen over the last week, and they are both incredible in vastly different ways.
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on December 22, 2019, 03:30:35 am
Finished the new season of The Expanse and it's solid stuff.  It's great that it was given a second chance at life as the story for everything keeps being interesting.  Though it's funny to see that with them off TV and on Amazon, they can do a few things they can't on TV, which basically amounts to people just saying the "fuck" a whole lot, almost comically so at a point with the UN councillor woman lol 

I do recommend the series if you haven't started, though the first...I think 5 episodes of the first season are weirdly rough, I actually stopped watching around then the first time before giving the series another shot, but once you get past that, its all good.

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Haven't been sleeping great, so binged another season of Bosch.  I will say that binging these probably aren't the best, because while it stays consistent, it also doesn't have a lot of big highs, so it sorta runs together at times.  Not bad at all, because it does keep being interesting and this season has a surprise or two, and while I am gonna watch Season 5, I am sorta hoping it takes things up another notch.
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Post by: Cartagia on December 23, 2019, 03:29:21 pm
Finished the first season of The Sinner .  Good, but way more melodramatic than I expected.  Second season seems a little better so far.
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Post by: Cartagia on December 26, 2019, 11:23:07 pm
Finished the first season of The Sinner .  Good, but way more melodramatic than I expected.  Second season seems a little better so far.

Season two was a hair better than the first, mostly due to cast and location changes.  Plus no idiot husband making the world’s worst decisions.

I watched all of the final season of Silicon Valley today.  There were some good laugh-out-loud moments, but it is a show that definitely lost its momentum and focus a couple of years ago.
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on December 27, 2019, 05:48:59 am
Chapter 8 of The Mandalorian was a great end to this first season and I'm hoping they can continue to deliver on what is quickly becoming one of my favorite pieces of Star Wars media at least in terms of shows and movies.  On a smaller note for the show, I love seeing more good stuff with the Imperials, like we get to see a Death Trooper go hand to hand with Mando and we get this goofy little sit down with two Scout Troopers, and the ending I had to look up what it meant, but it actually involves something that showed up in the Clone Wars and Rebels cartoon, so I'm definitely finishing up Rebels and then going to check out the Clone Wars cartoon.

Great show, can't wait for Season 2.
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Post by: bikingjahuty on December 27, 2019, 05:27:03 pm
The Mandalorian - episode 8: 9/10


This was an amazing finale to a show that really surprised me by its overall quality. Episode 8 was an excellent, action packed episodes that left season 1 on a satisfying note, while at the same time making want season 2 badly. Without spoiling anything, I thought the end was amazing and Mando as a protagonist is becoming one of my favorites, especially when stacked up against all original characters created since Disney took over.


As for the series as a whole, I'd give it a 7/10; to give some context to this score this is where I'd rate Phantom Menace and A New Hope as well. This is the best piece of new Star Wars we've got since Disney bought Lucasfilm, and is better than all the films. The closest anything has come so far is Rogue One, but The Mandalorian has the edge over it for having far better characters and overall a more interesting, well written story. Where The Mandalorian season 1 loses points is the 3 episodes in a row of filler episodes that contributed little to nothing to the overall plot; I feel like these episodes could be skipped entirely if you wanted and continuing from episode 3 to episode 7 would be nearly seamless. However, these filler episodes were not bad, and while it wasn't necessarily my cup of tea, I can appreciate why a lot of people really enjoyed episode 6. However, if I was just judging episodes 1, 2, 3, 7, and 8, this show would be a solid 8/10, but unfortunately I have to take the bad with the good when judging it.


I will absolutely be buying this series on bluray when it gets the inevitable release on it, and I will be anticipating season 2 highly. Well done Disney, and for the record this is how you do good Star Wars.
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on December 28, 2019, 06:35:47 am
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Finally got around to finishing The Witcher and I think it's a pretty alright show.  Good fantasy movies/shows are honestly kinda rare even nowadays, stuff like this, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, etc, so I'm always looking for more that I think are entertaining (Need to get back to the Dark Crystal show).  I think the show overall is good, but it's a messy good.  I think it drags abit, though thankfully it's only 8 episodes, and it has an obnoxious timeline.  You don't notice there's one until a certain point and then it's bouncing between multiple points of time and I don't think it did itself any favors with it. 

Effects are mostly good, there's a point at the start where it feels a little sketchy and you worry that it won't be consistently well done, but I think it does well for the majority of the show.  I heard someone say that it gets to like "CW Super Hero" show level and that's not even slightly true.  You definitely won't have to worry about Supergirl tier CG here lol  Cavill also nails Geralt I think too, like I wasn't sure how they were gonna play him, but if you know him from the games, he's exactly that.

I've never been a Witcher fan, my only connection is Witcher 3 that I beat, and even then I wasn't in love with the game because the combat was a little iffy, so as someone just wanting a sword and magic based show, I enjoyed my time with the Witcher and I'm pretty interested in the second season as a better focused and paced story will do wonders for the show.

I'm actually gonna go and try and give the Witcher 3 a new shot after all this time, see if my views on the game has changed.  I even grabbed a mod that changed Geralt to the Cavill version pretty well to mix things up lol
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Post by: Cartagia on December 31, 2019, 08:57:28 am
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 3 was alright.  I didn't care for the season long plotline about her parents, but Midge and Joel's stories were pretty good.  It was also nice to see Sterling K. Brown show up.  He's great in everything.

The Witcher was entertaining, but something about it felt off the entire time.  It simultaneously felt very expensive while also feeling really cheap in some places.  The performances were good, but took some getting used to.  Messy good is the perfect way to describe it.
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on December 31, 2019, 09:02:13 am
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 3 was alright.  I didn't care for the season long plotline about her parents, but Midge and Joel's stories were pretty good.  It was also nice to see Sterling K. Brown show up.  He's great in everything.

The Witcher was entertaining, but something about it felt off the entire time.  It simultaneously felt very expensive while also feeling really cheap in some places.  The performances were good, but took some getting used to.  Messy good is the perfect way to describe it.

I think them not having a distinct timeline of events, jumping back and forth between not just different stories, but different points of time while doing different stories, it made it hard to follow things.  Especially when they are talking about decades of time, but almost no one looks different aside from that one court mage that's friends with Geralt.  I think the second season can fix that, bring a focus to the show that it desperately needed.
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Post by: Cartagia on January 01, 2020, 08:56:58 am
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 3 was alright.  I didn't care for the season long plotline about her parents, but Midge and Joel's stories were pretty good.  It was also nice to see Sterling K. Brown show up.  He's great in everything.

The Witcher was entertaining, but something about it felt off the entire time.  It simultaneously felt very expensive while also feeling really cheap in some places.  The performances were good, but took some getting used to.  Messy good is the perfect way to describe it.

I think them not having a distinct timeline of events, jumping back and forth between not just different stories, but different points of time while doing different stories, it made it hard to follow things.  Especially when they are talking about decades of time, but almost no one looks different aside from that one court mage that's friends with Geralt.  I think the second season can fix that, bring a focus to the show that it desperately needed.

The biggest issue with the timeline was as you pointed out, it wasn't clear they were doing different timelines until Episode Four, and then they didn't do a lot to make it explicit.  It wasn't played up as a twist or big deal, it just happened and was pretty confusing - and I had already heard there were timeline shenanigans in the show.  I agree that it looks like Season Two will have more focus there.

Watched all of The Boys Season One yesterday.  That was a fun and mean little show.  Can't wait for Season Two.
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Post by: Cartagia on January 09, 2020, 09:39:44 am
King of the Hill S11-12.  You can definitely feel the show running out of steam, but it’s not really bad.  There are still some really great jokes sprinkled throughout.
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on January 10, 2020, 03:50:16 am
Finished season 5 of Bosch, the last of the available seasons.  I still think it's a solid enough cop drama, but it's also not really doing anything particularly new or different at this point.  I'm probably done with the show as I think it needs a new swerve to keep me going, so unless I hear something good about the new season, I won't be continuing.

Since I needed something else to dive into, I thought I'd give Vikings another shot as I saw it was still going.  I think I only watched Season 1 in the past, but just never continued on for whatever reason, so starting over and gonna see how far I go.  Got kinda in the mood for Norseman related stuff after playing Hellblade the other night and after Bosch, I could use something with a little more action going on to it.

This also reminds me that I'm super behind on Vinland Saga...hrmm...I might catch up on Vinland now that I think about it as I want to catch up on my anime if I can.
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on January 12, 2020, 02:02:38 am
And binged through Vinland Saga, catching up to it as I had stopped a little over half way through and it's great.  It wasn't till the end that the title of it was "End of Prologue" that this was all a prologue and the main story actually dealing with "Vinland" is coming up lol It's a great anime with a good story.

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Also ended up watching all of Infinity Train, a cartoon network show and it's pretty good.  Comes across a little like the wackiness you'd get with Adventure Time, but with more of an actual ongoing story like with Steven Universe.  I dug the humor and characters and the story works pretty well.
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Post by: Cartagia on January 12, 2020, 08:38:24 am
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The long great trek is over.  All 13 seasons complete.  What a good consistent run.  Even in the last 4-5 episodes there were quotes that have become memes.  That's an enduring legacy.

Also finished Adventures of the Gummi Bears season 2.  It's just a kids cartoon, but my dumb completionist brain won't let it go.
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Post by: Cartagia on January 14, 2020, 09:18:05 am
Preacher S4 came to Hulu much faster than I was expecting.  It was never a truly great show, but it was always entertaining.  The last couple of episodes are as good as the show ever was, but I do think it was time for it to end.
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Post by: Warmsignal on January 22, 2020, 11:41:36 am
So I tried out Netflix for the first time ever and was bummed to find out the selection is so mediocre. Most of it just original content, and I was under the impression that "Netflix has everything", when it doesn't. It turns out in the world of streaming content, everyone is clutching to ownership and proprietary platforms. You want to watch this movie? Then you have to get this movie's parent company streaming service, etc.

Here I was thinking you could just watch any movie on Netflix by the time it came out on Blu Ray. Wasn't that basically the deal with Netflix back in the day? Correct me if I'm wrong, but Netflix used to mail DVDs, right? Was the selection always so limited? Do they still do physical rentals in any form?

Netflix isn't going to sell me on a bunch of original content. I want things I've heard of and box office movies. Is Red Box the only option left, now?
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on January 22, 2020, 04:06:19 pm
So I tried out Netflix for the first time ever and was bummed to find out the selection is so mediocre. Most of it just original content, and I was under the impression that "Netflix has everything", when it doesn't. It turns out in the world of streaming content, everyone is clutching to ownership and proprietary platforms. You want to watch this movie? Then you have to get this movie's parent company streaming service, etc.

Here I was thinking you could just watch any movie on Netflix by the time it came out on Blu Ray. Wasn't that basically the deal with Netflix back in the day? Correct me if I'm wrong, but Netflix used to mail DVDs, right? Was the selection always so limited? Do they still do physical rentals in any form?

Netflix isn't going to sell me on a bunch of original content. I want things I've heard of and box office movies. Is Red Box the only option left, now?

Netflix was better, but they've lost a lot of stuff with everyone having their own streaming apps.  They do have non-original stuff, but they are big pushing original content for sure.
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Post by: Cartagia on January 24, 2020, 08:54:43 am
So I tried out Netflix for the first time ever and was bummed to find out the selection is so mediocre. Most of it just original content, and I was under the impression that "Netflix has everything", when it doesn't. It turns out in the world of streaming content, everyone is clutching to ownership and proprietary platforms. You want to watch this movie? Then you have to get this movie's parent company streaming service, etc.

Here I was thinking you could just watch any movie on Netflix by the time it came out on Blu Ray. Wasn't that basically the deal with Netflix back in the day? Correct me if I'm wrong, but Netflix used to mail DVDs, right? Was the selection always so limited? Do they still do physical rentals in any form?

Netflix isn't going to sell me on a bunch of original content. I want things I've heard of and box office movies. Is Red Box the only option left, now?

Honestly, it sounds like you expectations were misaligned.  Even when Netflix was the only game in town they did not have "everything" on streaming.  They had a lot, but there was always stuff you couldn't find - especially new releases.  Also, a common complaint about the company over the past few years has been how they are filling the streaming options with nothing but their own stuff and filler garbage like the Asylum ScyFy Originals.

And they definitely still do physical rentals, you just need to go into your account settings, find and update that.  Looks like this.
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I watched the first season of The Sopranos for the first time in 20 years, and while its a good show, it is merely a shell of how good it would be in later seasons.  I was honestly shocked at just how much it feels like a typical 90s drama, and there are a ton of weird editing and production choices.  You can also tell that HBO wasn't really funneling money into it the way they would eventually.  Certain things feel really cheap.  All that said I can't wait to keep going forward with it.

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Speaking of waiting 20 years... the first episode of Star Trek: Picard came out yesterday.  I am so totally in for this.  It was maybe the best pilot episode that a Trek show has had.
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Post by: Cartagia on February 01, 2020, 10:02:16 am
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I watched the first season of The Sopranos for the first time in 20 years, and while its a good show, it is merely a shell of how good it would be in later seasons.  I was honestly shocked at just how much it feels like a typical 90s drama, and there are a ton of weird editing and production choices.  You can also tell that HBO wasn't really funneling money into it the way they would eventually.  Certain things feel really cheap.  All that said I can't wait to keep going forward with it.

S2 and S3 are much more the show I remember.  Much more polished, more confident, fewer weird production issues.  S3 has some all time greatest episodes of television like Employee of the Month and Pine Barrens.
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Post by: Cartagia on February 05, 2020, 10:05:19 am
The Sopranos still.  S4 is a danged masterpiece.

Also watched the series finale of The Good Place which was one of the most satisfying finales I’ve seen in a while.
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Post by: Cartagia on February 15, 2020, 07:10:47 am
The Sopranos still.  S4 is a danged masterpiece.

S5 starts good, but it meanders a bit in the middle, but the lat 4-5 episodes are some of the show's best.  Especially 'Long Term Parking'.
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on February 18, 2020, 03:24:28 am
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Got through all that is available for Vikings other than Season 6, which I'm not paying for, so that'll be it for now till I can watch that easily.  Overall I enjoy Vikings, it only dragged at times when the multiple stories going on at once started to be too many, like when they were dealing with stuff in France, I though most of that outside of what involved Rollo was kinda unnecessary, and there were stuff with English that didn't work, or in this last season, Floki's tale was kind of a mixed bag (Though the wrestler Edge being a character was cool as he did well lol).  It's a consistent show, though I think I've lost count of how many times Kattegat, the main viking town in the show is stormed and captured, just to be re-captured by someone else lol  Action is good too, so basically anytime there's a battle going on, it's usually a good watch and there are multiple battles per season and they usually do well to try and make sure that they don't feel stagnant or repetitive.

Not sure what to watch next at the moment.  I thought about redoing my Disney Plus sub to finish the Star Wars cartoons and Simpsons, but I might just end up waiting on The Hunters, some 70's based Nazi hunting show that is new for Amazon as I thought that could be interesting.  Also I was watching Blacklist on Netflix, starting back over from the beginning since I stopped at like Season 2 forever ago and figured I'd rather just rewatch it to catch back up.  It's worth it for James Spader lol
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on February 22, 2020, 03:24:36 am
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A few episodes into this new show, Hunters.  I'm mostly liking it, but I feel like it struggles abit with its tone.  The first episode is played pretty straight, it's dark with a slight exaggerated feel to it, but by the 2nd episode they are playing up the 70's exploitation style way more and comes across kinda out of place when its also dealing with holocaust related stuff, and the third episode kinda cuts back on the cheesy exploitation feel for what it was like before.  It's overall well done, I like the characters, so I'm hoping the show kinda picks a path and sticks with it.
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Post by: Cartagia on February 23, 2020, 07:05:14 am
The Sopranos still.  S4 is a danged masterpiece.

S5 starts good, but it meanders a bit in the middle, but the lat 4-5 episodes are some of the show's best.  Especially 'Long Term Parking'.

Season 6 has the same meandering problem that 5 does.  The first half of the season spends too much time on a character and storyline, that while important, probably should not have been so much of a focus in the final stretch of the show.  The second half of the season jumps from plot point to plot point with not a lot of connective tissue.  Overall, it is still a brilliant, if flawed show (notably the first and last seasons) that walked so that modern television (your Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, etc) could run.
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on February 25, 2020, 05:02:39 am
Finished Hunters and I'm kinda torn about it.  Generally I was fine with the show, there's stuff that absolutely works, but if I had to make a comparison, it's like Inglorious Basterds, which isn't a positive.  It's two tonally different ideas that don't create a very cohesive experience.  They try to come across as this very real, dramatic, serious story with lots of talk of the holocaust, peoples stories from that time, and it can be very heart wrenching...and then out comes the 70's exploitation with weird, out of place, satirical cutaways that don't need to be there and over the top violence and action, and like a pot fueled dance sequence that lasts all of a 20 seconds...

They touted it as "inspired by true events", but it's really not, it just generally uses the real story of "Operation Paperclip", bringing Nazi's over to America to use their skills, and turning it into an alt-history thing of these Nazi's now trying to start a Fourth Reich and try to take the USA down from the inside.  It's about as "inspired" as Pirates of the Caribbean was "inspired" by real world pirates lol

Had it just been a crazy, over-the-top, fictional story that didn't try to hinge so much on real world drama, basically "The Boys", but with Nazi Hunters, that would've been fine, or if it had been a serious drama that tried to tell a realistic story without all the bloodshed and violence, that would've been fine, but because it kinda zigs and zags through both ideas, it struggles to stand on its own.  They do set up a second season and I think it could embrace its more crazy side, which would be best for it, but there's no telling if it'll get that second season or not.  I can't super recommend it right now...
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Post by: Cartagia on February 26, 2020, 05:04:50 pm
I should be finishing Season 2 of The Legend of Korra tonight or tomorrow.  It’s a good show, but nothing about it is holding a candle to the original series yet, but I have heard that 3-4 are very strong.
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Post by: Cartagia on February 29, 2020, 07:07:03 am
I should be finishing Season 2 of The Legend of Korra tonight or tomorrow.  It’s a good show, but nothing about it is holding a candle to the original series yet, but I have heard that 3-4 are very strong.

Ok, Season 3 was much better.  Still not as good as the original, but this was a very strong bounce back after the so-so Season 2.
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Post by: Cartagia on March 04, 2020, 09:57:18 am
I should be finishing Season 2 of The Legend of Korra tonight or tomorrow.  It’s a good show, but nothing about it is holding a candle to the original series yet, but I have heard that 3-4 are very strong.

Ok, Season 3 was much better.  Still not as good as the original, but this was a very strong bounce back after the so-so Season 2.

Season 4 was a little bit of a step back.  I’d rank them 3, 1, 4, 2 - with a pretty big gap before S2.

I started a series called Stan Against Evil.  It’s a super low budget, low stakes version of Ash vs. Evil Dead.  It’s fun and short and John C. McGinley is good.  The sheriff is played by Janet Varney, who voiced Korra.  It’s disposable, but entertaining.
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Post by: Cartagia on March 13, 2020, 09:12:13 pm
I started a series called Stan Against Evil.  It’s a super low budget, low stakes version of Ash vs. Evil Dead.  It’s fun and short and John C. McGinley is good.  The sheriff is played by Janet Varney, who voiced Korra.  It’s disposable, but entertaining.

Finished all 3 seasons.  Law of diminishing returns hit this one hard.  Still getting at least one good laugh per episode, but got pretty repetitive and predictable by the end.  Too much ignorance when characters should have known what was going on right away.
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Post by: Cartagia on March 17, 2020, 09:28:36 pm
Really knocking stuff out with this Social Distancing:

Castlevania Season 3
Archer: 1999
American Horror Story: 1984

Adventures of the Gummi Bears Season 3
Kingdom Season 2

Really dig all of them - except Gummis.  Just watching that out of habit.
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on March 18, 2020, 05:05:19 am
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South Korea is just killing it with their zombie stuff these days.  Both Train to Busan and Kingdom are great.  I just finished Season 2 and by the time it ended, I could've gone with more episodes, that's how much I wanted it to keep going.  That said, they really aren't dragging the show out at all and doing more than like the 6 episodes wouldn't have made it any better.  It's a tight story that knows what the plot is and everything is in service to that, so it doesn't feel like how much of a mixed bag Walking Dead can be.  I do recommend it though if you want some zombie media with some different and unique flavor.  Setting it in the 1500's of Korea really does a lot for it in terms of visuals and the kind of drama it brings.  I don't even have any real gripes with it other than some small little issue I felt I had related to the zombie infection itself, but it's very minor and doesn't hurt the story at all.
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Post by: Cartagia on March 19, 2020, 11:58:50 pm
I liked S1, but S2 was great.  My biggest issue would be with the cliffhanger ending.  I thought for sure it was over and would have been very satisfied.


Legion Season 3.  More consistent than S2, but still not even close to the quality of S1.  Was still a hell of a trip to watch, though.
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on March 27, 2020, 06:50:22 am
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Ended up binging through Tiger King on Netflix, hearing a lot about how crazy this documentary was, and it lived up to it, like if this was a regular tv show, it would seem absurd and exaggerated, but its all real and it's ridiculous.  It's infuriating at how bad everything was for people and how creepy things could get.  It's just insight into something you never really heard about.
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Post by: Cartagia on March 27, 2020, 09:31:10 am
Went through all 3 seasons of Broadchurch this week.  First one was brilliant, second fell off quite a bit, but the third rebounded some.  The Brits sure do know how to make a murder mystery.
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on March 30, 2020, 07:35:47 am
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Been going through all 6 seasons of The Blacklist since about mid-February and finally finished with it.  Season 7 is out there, but being that I'm not gonna watch it live on tv and that the second half of the season is delayed because of the virus, I won't be watching for it awhile, but will whenever it comes to Netflix. 

Overall I enjoyed the show.  There was some weak points here and there, I think it was Season 4 or 5 where there were some wonky conclusions and issues with the writing, but it never was enough to tank things.  Honestly some of my biggest reasons for staying was because James Spader is just a treat, I could listen to him kinda talk about anything lol The cast continue to be good and you did see them grow and change as things went on, which is good and while it's not the most amazing show in terms of action or effects, I kept wanting to see more of the overarching story and see where things lead our characters. 

I would recommend it if this is the type of cop/crime drama you like.  A comparison might be like CSI or NCIS, where there's a criminal to be stopped every episode, but this show is more than just that since there's usually something else bigger involved going on, which makes it more interesting than those shows, but it kinda operates in a similar way.
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Post by: Cartagia on March 31, 2020, 09:21:18 am
Happy! S2 finally hit Netflix.  It’s definitely more bizarre and gleefully violent than S1, but it is also more disjointed and not as engaging.  Based on the content of the show I’m not surprised it got cancelled.

Binged through all of Toast of London.  Quintessential bizarre British sitcom.  Matt Berry is great in it, but the joke does kind of start wearing thin by the end.  Worth a watch if you are into British comedy.
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Post by: bikingjahuty on April 01, 2020, 12:20:15 am
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I've been watching the first season of Yu-Gi-Oh! off and on for the last several months. Following my obsession with Pokemon in the late 90s and early 2000s, Yu-Gi-oh! filled that void of childhood fad for me for about a year, during which i got really into the card game and also watching the anime. It was during this time that the first season was airing, and while I wasn't as into it as the cards the anime was based off of, I still remember enjoying the first season or at least what I saw of season 1.


Sadly, not even nostalgia was enough to allow me to enjoy this show, as Yu-Gi-Oh! is honestly one of the worst animes I've ever watched. Not only is the plot extremely basic and stupid, but it doesn't even follow the rules of the card game its based off of. I can forgive the latter, but the fact that the plot is so lame made getting through the 50ish episodes of the first season difficult to say the least.


While watching season 1 realized how many episodes of it I hadn't seen as a kid, probably around half of them actually. On top of that season one oddly doesn't end with Yugi defeating Pegasus in the Duelist Kingdom, but rather several episodes after that when he takes on a little girl and then a guy who plays a dice game that might as well have nothing to do with the Yu-Gi-Oh card game. I'm guessing this might have been the western end of season 1, but still it just seemed very odd to me.


Sadly the only parts of Yu-Gi-Oh I enjoyed were the first few episodes where the characters are introduced and where Yugi defeats Kaiba, as well as a few select battles after that, including the rematch of the aforementioned duel. Sadly not even the nostalgia I had for Yu-Gi-Oh as a kid/teen could allow me to enjoy this show outside of those select moment.


Unfortunately I don't see myself watching anymore Yu-Gi-Oh beyond what I just saw, and sadly I don't imagine I'll ever rewatch any of Yu-Gi-Oh again. There are parts of our childhood and past that are sometimes best left in the last and I can safely say that the Yu-Gi-Oh anime is one of those things.
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Post by: Cartagia on April 01, 2020, 09:39:12 pm
S2 of Castle Rock was way better than S1.  More focused and far less Abrams mystery box nonsense.  Lizzy Caplan was great as Annie Wilkes.  Kinda fumbled across the finish line by dropping several plotlines without a lot resolution.  Still enjoyed it quite a bit overall.
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Post by: Cartagia on April 04, 2020, 07:05:21 am
Like so many others Tiger King.  What a trip that was.

American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace is a very different beast than The People vs. O.J. Simpson, which was probably a good idea.  It's far more slow burning and contemplative, generally telling its story in reverse.  Great performances all around, but it does drag a bit in places.
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Post by: Cartagia on April 06, 2020, 02:39:06 pm
Future Man Season 3.  A pretty decent bounce back after a mediocre S2.  Shorter season made the pacing way better.  It was never a great show, but the performances were always pretty funny.
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Post by: Cartagia on April 11, 2020, 07:58:31 pm
Really been cruising through TV shows.

Black Mirror Season 5 was a real step down.  Same with Big Little Lies Season 2, but it at least still had stellar performances.

But before those I watched the entirety of Baskets with Zach Galifinakis and Louie Anderson.  It was pretty incredible from start to finish.
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on April 16, 2020, 05:16:33 am
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Watched the first season of Happy! on Netflix and I liked it.  It's fucked up and weird, but everything about the show works primarily because of Chris Meloni.  He is just reveling in this crazy role of an ex-cop who has lost his shit, at the end of his rope, doesn't care if he dies, and then he's brought in to help find a daughter he didn't know about with the help of her imaginary friend.  I had seen stuff on it for awhile, but never took the interest, but I dug it and I like when it gets kinda crazy with its surreal and stylized moments.  Tonally, I would say it's like The Boys, but sorta less serious.  It's still very violent, kinda disturbing, but the characters are all a little more ridiculous and over the top.

Gonna watch the second season, though I know they cancelled it afterwards.  If it does well on Netflix, I could see it come back perhaps.
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Post by: Cartagia on April 16, 2020, 07:58:38 am
Meloni has already moved on to another show (an SVU-spin off returning as Stabler), so if it does come back it will be a while.
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on April 16, 2020, 08:03:47 am
Meloni has already moved on to another show (an SVU-spin off returning as Stabler), so if it does come back it will be a while.

Yeah I saw that, they could still do it between that new show, but we'll see, I only just started Season 2, so I don't even know if it continues to be watchable.  I liked the talk I saw about this show, that their head cannon for Happy! was that this is just Stabler after hitting rock bottom lol

*EDIT*
And I finished Season 2 of Happy!.  I could see watching a third season if they brought it back, it's still got some pretty over the top action and absurdity going on and I like that they built both seasons around holidays, with the third one looking to be Halloween.  I thought this one dragged just a smidge at points, but it's still pretty ridiculous and weird.  It's got me in the mood to go watch Scott Pilgrim where you have this wacky world with stylized stuff going on, though I felt it was kind of a tad bit less of that this season.
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Post by: Cartagia on April 17, 2020, 08:15:30 am
Yeah I felt like S2 wasn’t as focused as S1.  I still enjoyed it, but was fine with it kind of ending where it did.

The Act on Hulu.  I can see this series being a lot better if I didn’t already know the story of Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard.  To avoid spoilers it is an absolutely insane true crime story.  The series plays a lot of this as shocking reveals, so I found myself twiddling my thumbs waiting for the next revelation.  Performances are all really strong, but it also ends really abruptly.  Definitely worth a watch if you are interested in true crime.
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Post by: Cartagia on April 20, 2020, 09:09:01 pm
McMillions was a decent enough documentary for 3-4 episodes, but stretching it out 6 made it a bit hard to stay engaged.

Criminal: UK was a tight little three episode show.  Great performances all around.

The entirety of BBC’s The Fall.  First season was great, second was really good, third was a dumpster fire.

The entirety of Sneaky Pete.  What a delight that show was.

Garth Merenghi’s Darkplace.  Deliciously bizarre.

The first season of Solar Opposites.  It's not quite Rick & Morty, but it is a fun time.
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on May 28, 2020, 11:15:28 pm
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Watched all the available episodes of the Harley Quinn show on DC's streaming service and it's great.  It reminds me a lot of like Venture Bros, it's raunchy, bloody, it's way more fun than anything they are doing with live action Harley.  Definitely looking forward to the rest of Season 2 and hopefully a Season 3.

At the same time, I've started watching Doom Patrol, only 3 episodes in, but I really like it.  I know absolutely nothing about Doom Patrol itself, but it's weird and interesting and it's R-rated, so it reminds me of something like The Boys in that regard, though it is abit of a slower series since a lot of the show is about the team dealing with their severe mental hangups.  I actually thought Doom Patrol might've been an X-Men take by DC, but funny enough I was wrong, in that Doom Patrol's first appearance is actually before the first appearance of X-Men, but it's literally months apart in the same year, but they definitely share a lot.
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Post by: mark1982 on May 29, 2020, 04:25:04 am
Punisher Season 2 on Netflix, bit late, still enjoying it after Season 1


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Post by: Cartagia on May 31, 2020, 12:04:38 pm
I've recently downloaded the Pluto TV app, which is like the best basic cable package you've never had.  Channels dedicated to Cold Case Files, Forensic Files, Glory Kickboxing, Nick Jr, Nick Regular, Yo! MTV Raps and so much more.

I've spent most of my time on the American Gladiators channel.  It's such a good show just to have on in the background as you go about your day.

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I've also probably watched more Mystery Science Theater 3000 in the past 2 months than I have in the last decade.  It's been great.
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Post by: dakooldood on May 31, 2020, 01:29:01 pm
I've recently downloaded the Pluto TV app, which is like the best basic cable package you've never had.  Channels dedicated to Cold Case Files, Forensic Files, Glory Kickboxing, Nick Jr, Nick Regular, Yo! MTV Raps and so much more.

I've spent most of my time on the American Gladiators channel.  It's such a good show just to have on in the background as you go about your day.

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I've also probably watched more Mystery Science Theater 3000 in the past 2 months than I have in the last decade.  It's been great.

I love Pluto TV. There is almost always something good to watch on there. The only complaint I have is that the shows can get repetitive, normally they show the same 3 or 4 episodes of a show on repeat. I haven't watched it in a while though, so that may have changed. I must have seen the episode of Punk'd with Jason Bateman 1000 times.
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Post by: Cartagia on June 01, 2020, 07:54:36 am
I love Pluto TV. There is almost always something good to watch on there. The only complaint I have is that the shows can get repetitive, normally they show the same 3 or 4 episodes of a show on repeat. I haven't watched it in a while though, so that may have changed. I must have seen the episode of Punk'd with Jason Bateman 1000 times.

I've not had that issue at all.  I suppose its possible that it is also dependent on what channel you are watching.  American Gladiators seems to be running through the entire series in order, and doing so should be giving it enough content for a  week and half before it circles around again.
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Post by: andyz on June 02, 2020, 05:00:54 am
Invasion. Appears to be a tv take on the body snatchers, very mysterious, nothing sinister as yet like the other takes on it.
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Post by: Cartagia on June 02, 2020, 08:32:34 am
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Burning Love is a show I'm surprised I didn't know anything about.  It's a parody of The Bachelor and Bachelorette that has a ton of comedians and actors that I really enjoy.  Apparently it was one of Yahoo! Screen's earliest shows, which would explain why it flew under the radar.  It's blisteringly funny, but I can also understand why it didn't last too long.

The Outsider on HBO starts really strong, then kind of treads water before practically sprinting to the end.
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Post by: Cartagia on June 13, 2020, 03:39:39 pm
HBO Max got the latest (last?) season of Luther that I had really been wanting to check out, but since the GF hadn't seen the show at all we started from the beginning.  It's a bit more melodramatic and silly than I remembered.  It's a show that got lucky and has a super charismatic lead in Idris Elba.  Ruth Wilson is also pretty great, but maybe not in the show enough.  Worth a watch if you like pulpy cop shows, but it definitely isn't as serious or realistic as several others I have seen since it originally premiered.
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Post by: andyz on June 17, 2020, 01:21:53 pm
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on June 17, 2020, 03:24:41 pm
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I think some of the best DC stuff I've seen for awhile is basically Doom Patrol and the Harley Quinn cartoon. The movies mostly suck, the animated movies can be good, but are also all built on already established stories most of the time, but Doom Patrol in particular was a weird, but enjoyable time.  I swear it's script is just 60% of Cliff cussing like crazy, but it doesn't come across as bland or generic like most CW DC shows are like.  Not knowing anything about the Doom Patrol, it's much like Guardians of the Galaxy where I had no idea what I was getting, but I really enjoy all the characters.

I could see people not liking it, there's not much action, it's very character driven, these are all broken people and the whole season is them kinda coming to terms with who they are, but everyone is good in it, I love Alan Tudyk as Mr. Nobody (I thought at one point, that he would make for a fantastic Joker, but then I realized that in the Harley Quinn show, he's actually the Joker in it, so I was right, but it never clicked for me that he was playing Joker lol), it's just weird, funny, goofy, show and I can't wait for Season 2.
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on June 19, 2020, 08:46:46 pm
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Tend to go to the movies around my birthday, half the time it's usually a Pixar film with their release schedule, but since theaters aren't really open and I wouldn't go to one anyways, had to pick something to watch tonight.  2005 King Kong was a bigger investment than I wanted (3 1/2 hours for the extended edition lol), so I went with Scott Pilgrim vs The World.  Haven't watched it in a few years and I still think this movie awesome.  It's an anime and video game come to life, it's an absolute blast.  The music, the style, the editing, the camera work, it's all so frantic, I love it and it sucks it didn't do well at the box office, because it's so fun.

*EDIT* Ack, just realized I put this in the wrong thread.  Oh well, they serve the same purpose lol
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Post by: Cartagia on July 09, 2020, 04:41:25 pm
Finished Bojack Horseman last week.  What a hilarious and also heartbreakingly realistic show - which very surprising considering all of the anthropomorphic animal people.
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Post by: wartoy on July 09, 2020, 08:04:05 pm
Bless this Mess and Stumptown are my new favorite shows at least untill the 2nd Season of Umbrella Academy comes out later this month.
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Post by: dakooldood on July 09, 2020, 09:56:43 pm
Been watching The Righteous Gemstones because I love Danny McBride. Amazing show, not exactly what I expected from reading about it but I'm still loving it so far, I'm about halfway through. I think Close Enough came out today too, may check it out because I liked Regular Show and I'm trying not to let my HBO Max subscription go to waste lol.
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Post by: Cartagia on July 12, 2020, 04:37:17 pm
Binged through Gravity Falls this weekend.  Pretty delightful show from Disney XD.  It's like Rick & Morty for kids by way of The X-Files and Twin Peaks.  A boatload of good voice talent involved as well.  Big recommend.
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Post by: Cartagia on July 15, 2020, 08:19:50 am
Top of the Lake is a detective show from New Zealand that is incredibly frustrating to watch because of the constant dumb decisions made by the lead character, which is a shame, because it is generally good aside from that.  The GF and I started referring to it as Elisabeth Moss stars in "Dumb Detective."

11.22.63 is a pretty good mini-series based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, about an English teacher that goes back in time to stop the assassination of JFK.  The biggest issue is that it forgoes a lot of wordbuilding in lieu of the assassination plot, which is disappointing, as the worldbuilding is far and away the best part of the novel.
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Post by: burningdoom on July 16, 2020, 02:37:10 pm
Right now the only things I'm following on a regular basis is the CW's Stargirl. LOVE that show. It's such a love letter to the JSA and Infinity Inc. And I grew up reading those comics. The old Earth-2 DC characters were awesome.

And I'm going through Star Trek: Deep Space Nine on CBS All Access while I wait for Star Trek: Discovery Season 3. Never followed it when it originally aired. I was watching Star Trek TNG and Voyager then, and thought DS9 was just below them and not as good. Honestly, that opinion hasn't changed. But it's still worth watching. It has some real standout episodes.

I'm waiting for The Flash, NWA Wrestling, and Star Trek: Discovery to start new seasons.
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Post by: Cartagia on July 18, 2020, 06:29:49 pm
DS9 is best Trek, yo!

Binged Atlanta over the last 2 days.  I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like it.  It's shifts through genres effortlessly while feeling both very real and incredibly surreal.  Not for everyone, but I'd recommend everyone at least giving a shot.
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Post by: burningdoom on July 18, 2020, 08:45:21 pm
DS9 is best Trek, yo!

Binged Atlanta over the last 2 days.  I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like it.  It's shifts through genres effortlessly while feeling both very real and incredibly surreal.  Not for everyone, but I'd recommend everyone at least giving a shot.

I do love Quark, and Bashir and O'Brien together.
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Post by: Cartagia on July 25, 2020, 11:48:16 am
About to finish Childrens Hospital which is a completely bizarre Adult Swim show from most of the Wet Hot American Summer team.  It's really funny, but it's so dense and insane that it's difficult to binge.  GF has requested something a little toned down for our next watch.
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Post by: Warmsignal on July 29, 2020, 11:42:22 am
Started watching "the new" Unsolved Mysteries. Yeah, I'm a sucker for these kinds of shows. Loved the Robert Stack era, he was fantastic at telling creepy stories. However, the "new" show does not have any narration which is a disappointment. As many other people as there are these days who wish they were Stack, they couldn't find anyone?

It's literally the only reason I'm not cancelling my Netflix yet. I can't find anything worth watching on it.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kamikazekeeg on August 04, 2020, 02:13:22 pm
Binged through Umbrella Academy Season 2, I enjoyed it, maybe not quite as much as the first season, I'm not sure, but overall I enjoy the series.  It's weird and goofy, much like why I enjoy Doom Patrol.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on August 05, 2020, 10:29:22 am
I recently went through every episode of Hoarders that was available on Hulu.  Every other episode involved me thinking that I was one tragic event away from becoming one of them.  Maybe just a bit cleaner.

Finally finished out Season 5 of The Adventures of the Gummi Bears.  i really hope this isn't indicative of the rest of the Disney Afternoon cartoons, because its been a bit of a slog.

Kitchen Nightmares is my replacement background show for Hoarders.  A bit more formulaic, but still a guilty pleasure watch.


And when I'm not working I'm doing my first rewatch of Mad Men which is just truly incredible television.

UPDATE: Finally finished Gummi Bears.  Far more of a chore than I hoped it would be.  Started DuckTales - we'll see how that goes.

Also finished Season 5 of Mad Men last night.  Definitely not as as strong overall as the first 4, but episodes 11 and 12 are some of the strongest the show ever had.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kamikazekeeg on August 14, 2020, 06:45:32 pm
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Got around to watching the Pokemon Twilight Wings web short series and it's great.  Maybe some of the best Pokemon stuff I've seen in awhile as the animation is top notch and all these little short stories were real nice.  It makes me like Pokemon Sword more, because I found the game to be very underwhelming, no real story going on, no voice acting, nothing all that great character happening, it's a real half-assed release, but I hope they do more of these shorts with this level of quality.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on August 25, 2020, 02:16:19 pm
Finished Mad Men.  I like season 7 a bit more than I remembered, but it did definitely feel like it was time for the show to end.

Lucifer season 5 released on Friday.  It was a pretty good entertaining time, but still sagging under the Lucifer / Chloe relationship.  The mythology remains easily the best part of the show.

UPDATE: The Umbrella Academy Season Two was pretty good.  Felt like it lost a little steam in the back half, but it was still a good, fun watch.

The Harley Quinn series from DC Universe is shockingly great.  They put the first two seasons on HBO Max and the gf and I binged them over the weekend.  Their takes on Bane, King Shark, and Gordon are all really solid.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kamikazekeeg on September 04, 2020, 03:37:23 am
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Been kinda binging through Bojack Horseman the past few days.  I didn't really like it at first, the humor wasn't really clicking, but it's been growing on me abit as I get through towards the end of Season 2.  Not sure if I'll keep on, The Boys Season 2 is out today, so I'll probably switch to that at least for this weekend.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on September 05, 2020, 07:07:12 am
Been kinda binging through Bojack Horseman the past few days.  I didn't really like it at first, the humor wasn't really clicking, but it's been growing on me abit as I get through towards the end of Season 2.  Not sure if I'll keep on, The Boys Season 2 is out today, so I'll probably switch to that at least for this weekend.

Yeah, I thought Bojack didn't really start clicking until Season 2.  The first one was fine, but it was definitely a "I don't see what all the fuss is about" thing until I got a little further in.


I'm finishing the 2019 Swamp Thing today.  It's surprisingly solid, but let down a bit by the two leads, who are both a bit bland - which is disappointing because of the surprisingly deep supporting cast.  There's some interesting behind the scenes drama about how the tax credits it was supposed to receive weren't filed with the state correctly, so it went massively over budget by not getting those rebates.  Because of this it was cancelled on the same day as the premiere, because it would have been too expensive to continue.  That freedom, however, has made the back of the season feel very propulsive and unhindered, since they made it knowing they weren't continuing.

UPDATE: Perry Mason was great.  Kinda bummed it was only 8 episodes.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kamikazekeeg on September 15, 2020, 01:55:56 am
Finished up Bojack Horseman and I gotta say that I liked it.  It's this weird mixture of really dark and depressing happenings alongside goofy absurd nonsense, but all done in an ongoing story where characters grow or change.  It's not gonna be something I ever rewatch, but if the show ever comes back, I could continue on with it.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on September 15, 2020, 09:34:15 am
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency has been a total surprise.  I started it expecting that maybe I would be providing a sensible chuckle here and there , but it is genuinely a laugh-out-loud delight of a show that I am already sad to hear that it ended 3 years ago.  Season 2 hasn't been quite as strong as Season 1, but it has doubled down on the bizarre and I am so here for it.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kamikazekeeg on September 18, 2020, 07:00:19 am
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This was a random pick up, which has been doing good for me with Netflix lately, as I hadn't heard anything about the show Away, but it's a solid bit of realistic "Mission to Mars" storytelling.  Of course there's drama and problems to solve and there's stuff happening back on earth with the Commander's family to add a little more to show, but I like it.  It doesn't blow me away and there are a few times I sorta feel like the "illusion" of them being in space breaks a tiny bit, but for a TV drama, it's done well.  The Earth drama with the commander's family is probably where people could feel things drag, but I think it works well enough, and I like that they kept the story focused on just one family and not a whole bunch as they could've easily bogged the show down by having too many different stories with other families of the crew and so on.  I hope they get a second season to continue on as I could keep watching it.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on September 21, 2020, 07:27:46 am
Only have about a season and half left of Drunk History.  It didn't quite grab me at first, but after the first few episodes it's really become kind of a comfort show, and certain parts of it just feel like you are getting to hang around with these people, and you can maybe learn something!
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kypherion on September 24, 2020, 06:35:22 pm
I started watching "The Boys" on Prime Video and it's pretty fantastic.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on October 04, 2020, 10:12:11 pm
Finally got around to watching Chernobyl.  It's astoundingly good.  Like wow, blew me away.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kamikazekeeg on October 06, 2020, 12:22:05 am
Finally got around to watching Chernobyl.  It's astoundingly good.  Like wow, blew me away.

That was such a good show.  I've kinda had a weird fascination with Chernobyl since I got into the STALKER game series, so getting something about the general original history of it was very interesting and it's just a real well done show.

I've started into a rewatch of the classic Top Gear travel specials, I saw that if I get a Motortrend subscription on amazon, which is like a buck a month for two months right now, I could watch all their great specials, which I've rewatched a few times over the years.  The adventure episodes are a real enjoyable time, seeing all the scenery and shenanigans they go through and I forget enough of what happens after awhile, so going back, it's like I'm watching them new again lol
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on October 10, 2020, 12:08:39 am
I'll Be Gone in the Dark is a very good doco about Michelle Mcnamara's hunt for The Golden State Killer.  It has a few balancing issues regarding her life v. the case, but is otherwise very engrossing, even if there's not a ton of material that's not in the book.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: andyz on October 11, 2020, 12:22:18 pm
Just started watching Raised by Wolves. Not sure what I make of the first episode; a little strange but glad I can binge watch 9 more episodes to see how it plays out.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on October 15, 2020, 08:41:33 am
The Haunting of Bly Manor is very good, and an excellent companion piece to Hill House.  Where Hill was more of a horror show with drama elements Bly is more of a drama show with horror elements.

Finished the first season of Murder, She Wrote yesterday.  It's a delightful show, and perfect to have on in the background while I'm working.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: ignition365 on October 15, 2020, 12:51:28 pm
I've been bingeing anime lately.  Burned through K-on, My Love Story, Clannad, and maybe a few others.  I'm at the last episode or two of Toradora and a few episodes into Tamako Market.

I see a lot of stuff for Toradora folks being like Taiga is best girl and stuff, and she's good and all, but I like Minori better for Ryuuji.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: kamikazekeeg on October 18, 2020, 03:58:14 am
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I've been just watching a ton of Simpsons mostly lol If it's a game without much story, I've just got playing Simpsons alongside it.  I've been basically watching Simpsons since Disney Plus came out and I'm up to Season 14 right now.  I still think the show is good, I don't have the nostalgia like other people do, though I understand why people don't really watch it past the 9th or 10th season.  Just gonna keep trucking away at this for probably the rest of the year.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on October 19, 2020, 07:42:13 am
Watch the entire first season of Star Trek: Lower Decks over the weekend.  It wasn't perfect, but got progressively better with each episode, to where by the end it was probably one of the best season one finales Star Trek has ever had.  And it was very nice to be watching Star Trek that knows how to have fun again.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: telekill on October 19, 2020, 05:52:51 pm
I just made the switch from Netflix to the Hulu/Disney+ combo. I also still have Prime. I'm finishing up Season 2 of The Boys on Prime. Disney+ has been content overload. Starting to watch some of the 90's Disney Afternoon cartoons with my kids. With Hulu, I'm watching Bob's Burgers.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: burningdoom on October 25, 2020, 12:32:21 am
I finished my binge watch of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Damn good sci-fi series with great characters that just gets better as it goes on.

So then I continued with Star Trek: Enterprise (skipped Voyager as I've seen every episode more than once, never watched Enterprise). I'm near the end of season 1, and it's good by normal sci-fi series standards, but compared to the various awesome 90s Star Trek series it feels like it lost a step. I hope it gets better as it goes on, but it's still watchable nonetheless.

And speaking of Star Trek, ST: Discovery Season 3 began with a bang! What an action-packed 2 episodes to kick things off. Can't wait for next Thursday to see what the far-flung future has in store for the re-established, fledging Starfleet and the Discovery crew.

Other than Star Trek, though, I'm not watching much. Usually I'm watching the new season of fall superhero shows and wrestling. But COVID has both of those pushed back. As an NWA fan, Billy Corgan has unfortunately cancelled NWA Powerrr indefinetly until the pandemic has ended. The CW has postponed it's slew of DC superhero shows until 2021. And I'm not seeing much else aimed in my direction coming in the near future. I do collect movies, too, though, so I always have those to watch.
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Post by: Cartagia on October 25, 2020, 02:31:22 pm
Yeah, I really liked the first two Disco episodes.  It has nice to see Michael having fun for once.

Just watched The Boys S2 this weekend.  It's really good.  It's nice to see superhero media get kind of railed.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: turf on October 26, 2020, 02:49:09 pm

Just watched The Boys S2 this weekend.  It's really good.  It's nice to see superhero media get kind of railed.

Good grief! I freaking loved that show. I’m ready for season 3.
It was such a crazy twist on the squeaky clean super-hero stories
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Post by: kamikazekeeg on October 27, 2020, 03:59:53 am
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Finally got around to finishing Ash vs Evil Dead, the 3rd season, I left it on the second season, but figured it was to end it.  It's goofy, bloody, and fun.  I'm so bummed they didn't get a 4th season, it took a crazy turn and I was all for it lol
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on October 28, 2020, 10:38:22 am
I really dug the show as well.  I don't think it ever got as good as season 1 again, but it was always a blast.  It's also the first thing I remember seeing Samara Weaving in, who is fast becoming an "it girl" in Hollywood.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: Cartagia on November 02, 2020, 03:12:23 pm
Doctor Who Season 12 is fun.  I'm starting to get the feeling that the people that have been dismissing the Chibnall / Whittaker era as "dumb" and "illogical", etc. have never actually watched Doctor Who before.  High art it has never been.

Rick and Morty Season 4 finally up on Hulu.  And utter delight.  I liked that went back to being a bit more fast and loose and just having a blast all the time.  It felt like it was kind of disappearing up its own ass in Season 3.

Final season of Mr. Robot was finally put up on Amazon.  It's really, really good, but I was not in love with the finale.  The idea is good, but it gets way too dragged out once it's obvious where it is heading.  The show still never quite hit the highs of Season One, but still well worth watching.

Watched the German sci-fi series Dark on Netflix.  What a mindfuck!  It was really incredible.  The last season gets a little too bogged down in plot at the expense of the characters, but it was still really good.  Big recommend for sci-fi fans.
Title: Re: What TV/Netflix show are you currently watching? (Megathread)
Post by: andyz on December 03, 2020, 01:48:54 pm
Lucifer - binged watched from S1 and up to date at S5 pt 1.