Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

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Post by Rusty » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:42 pm

Ooh, like the look of that. Plus a fan of Garth Ennis in general. Must track down transmetropolitan..
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Post by Alan » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:14 am

Crazy Ex Girlfriend
A bit sad that’s it wrapped up, it’s been my go to guilty pleasure for quite a while now. Some great stuff in it and it’s always been worth a laugh or two. It didn’t conclude all that satisfyingly but st the same time they couldn’t really have went any other way without it heading back into Rebecca’s cycle again so... *shrug*


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Post by Animalmother » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:13 pm

Black Summer

Yet another zombie themed show on Netflix. It's a a spin-off of Z Nation but set a few weeks after the first outbreak. While Z Nation is a comedy this takes itself a bit seriously. While not great it's not that bad either. There's an episode where one hapless character is chased around a deserted town by a very determined zombie and it turns into a farce.

The acting in places is a bit rough and the constantly moving camera technique can be a bit irritating in places. Overall it's worth a look.

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Post by Achtung Englander » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:51 pm

Killing Eve

Thoroughly enjoyed this. Not sure what to expect when going on in but it gripped me from episode 1. I can see why it got so much praise. Interesting to see it is made by BBC America. Looking forward to season 2. Jodie Comer who plays Villanelle is pitch perfect.
8/10

Little Drummer Girl

Yep - I am playing catch up ! Not as compelling as some other Carre thrillers and I did think it portrayed the Israels in a better light but the acting was good
7/10
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Post by elgaucho » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:13 pm

I think i'd score each of those the same as you did, Achtung.

I think Eve got a little... emotionally convoluted(?) by the end of the season, but it was a novel watch.

Little Drummer Girl was an interesting watch, but it definitely lacked something. Perhaps heart? Or a character you could relate to? It all felt so clinical and distanced. While the performances were great, the show felt a little drab. Great production values though.

Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston completely made The Night Manager in that Le Carre inspired series, and it felt better for it.

I just finished Season 3 of Santa Clarita Diet. I don't have a clue how this show has not descended to unwatchable - it's beyond absurd, but I love it. I think that because it doesn't take itself seriously at all it makes for a great watch.
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Post by Sly Boots » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:15 pm

Me and the missus have been loving The Orville by the way mate, so thanks for that. So rare to find a show we're both enthusiastic about!

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Post by elgaucho » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:38 am

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Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:15 pm
Me and the missus have been loving The Orville by the way mate, so thanks for that. So rare to find a show we're both enthusiastic about!
All I'm going to say is.... Ja'Lojaaaaaaaaaaaaa! :lol:

That episode had me dying. But the whole of season 2 so far is fantastic!
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Post by Sly Boots » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:02 am

elgaucho wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:38 am
Sly Boots wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:15 pm
Me and the missus have been loving The Orville by the way mate, so thanks for that. So rare to find a show we're both enthusiastic about!
All I'm going to say is.... Ja'Lojaaaaaaaaaaaaa! :lol:

That episode had me dying. But the whole of season 2 so far is fantastic!
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Post by DjchunKfunK » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:26 am

elgaucho wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:11 pm
Anyone else read Garth Ennis's books for The Boys? (illustrated by the great Darrick Robertson, who also was involved in Warren Ellis's Transmetropolitan which EVERYONE should read! /unrepentant comic pimping)

New Trailer is out - looks moderately faithful to the source for now!

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Post by elgaucho » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:29 pm

Watched the last episode of Season 2 of The Orville - absolutely loved it - soooo many references in there, and kinda fun what they did!

Really hope it gets renewed for Season 3.

Very disappointed that Santa Clarita Diet has been canned - that too was very fun!
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Post by Sly Boots » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:55 pm

Oh no! Why? :cry:

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Post by Hatredsheart » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:20 pm

Sly Boots wrote:
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Oh no! Why? :cry:
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Post by Rusty » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:50 am

I really thought Santa Clarita was going to fall into the annoyng cycle of 'oh no, they're going to get caught, then shenanigans ensue' but they managed to keep out of that (just)

Probably the excellent banter between the married couple have a normal conversation in extraordinary situations helps raise it up. Mr Olyphant is excellent.
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Post by Sly Boots » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:39 am

What makes it worse is that season 3 ended on such a stupendous cliffhanger.

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Post by DjchunKfunK » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:54 am

I have mixed feelings about this. I though they had started to lose the plot a little in series 3 as they started to escalate things, the series worked on how small things where. It was about Joel and Sheila trying to remain undetected, the more people that got turned the less believable this got and the dumber it was. The way they ended the series pissed me off as well and felt like they really had run out of interesting ideas. So a part of me is not that bothered that it had been cancelled, on the other hand I loved watching Olyphant in the role of Joel and there were some really funny moments in series 3.

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