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

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Post by Sly Boots » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:49 am

Had not heard of that before despite regularly browsing through the list of Netflix originals for new stuff to watch, may check it out.

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Post by Rusty » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:56 am

My exact thoughts too. Added it to my to do list :)
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Post by elgaucho » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:13 pm

Just watched the first episode of The Boys - it lacks a little flow to it, a little rough around the edges,but production value is pretty good and the writing is engaging enough that I want to give it a fair shake! Better so far than Garth's last adaptation i tried to watch, which was Preacher.

They definitely toned down a couple of scenes, and where the Barney is Butcher's dog???

Still - keen to see where this goes! :D
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Post by Sly Boots » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:15 pm

Literally just spotted this advertised on Prime and was going to give it a go.

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

Post by Animalmother » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:31 pm

This the Karl Urban hunting down superheroes thing?

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Post by elgaucho » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:15 pm

Animalmother wrote:
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This the Karl Urban hunting down superheroes thing?
That's right! 8-)
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Post by Sly Boots » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:30 pm

Just watched the first one, pretty great! :)

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Post by elgaucho » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:43 pm

Four episodes into The Boys now, and i would recommend it. I like what they've done with the characters. The books (and Garth in general) were always a little too puerile overall, but they seem to have translated corporate heroism very well to the tv medium.

None of it feels too OTT, and the thing with Translucent was hilarious! :lol:
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Post by eny » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:53 pm

Yep, we've been watching it too...it's good. Also watching Jett and the second series of Yellowstone.
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Post by Sly Boots » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:54 pm

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Four episodes into The Boys now, and i would recommend it. I like what they've done with the characters. The books (and Garth in general) were always a little too puerile overall, but they seem to have translated corporate heroism very well to the tv medium.

None of it feels too OTT, and the thing with Translucent was hilarious! :lol:
Watched up to and including the 5th episode last night, loving it. Counting down the minutes to my wife's next night shift tonight so I can finish it off :lol:

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Post by eny » Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:06 pm

The baby scene! 😂😂😂
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Post by elgaucho » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:26 pm

eny wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:06 pm
The baby scene! 😂😂😂
oh that was fucking brilliant! :lol: :lol: :lol:

I laughed a fair bit on this dialogue exchange in episode 6 too!
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You ain't half the twat
I thought you were, Hughie.

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You know, you're always calling people "cunts" or "twats."
But I just... I never really got how that's an insult?
They're flexible, take a pounding, and they're the reason behind, like, 98% of my life decisions.

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

Post by Raid » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:29 pm

Finally got around to watching the second half of Chernobyl (Sky Atlantic); yeah, that's the best thing I've seen on TV this year. Haunting, powerful, brilliantly acted, and with I think probably the best makeup effects I've ever seen - the scene where the scientist is talking to the poor irradiated sods in hospital was almost enough to put me off my food, and I tend to think of myself as having a very strong stomach.

I've also watched the first season and first two episodes of season two of Fleabag (BBC, available on iPlayer), which despite being placed in the 'comedy' category, is a surprisingly powerful drama series. It's so well written and acted that I care about every little thing the characters do, even when the situations are a little absurd. There's a particularly difficult scene at the end of the first episode in season two that actually had me welling up. I thoroughly recommend seeing this if you haven't already.

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Post by Sly Boots » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:59 pm

Chernobyl is truly captivating telly.

Also, just finished The Boys, was gripped from start to finish, going to be a long wait until season 2!

Also enjoyed the small nod to Supernatural (Erik Kripke was involved in both) in the last episode.

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

Post by Rusty » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:21 am

Watched the first episode of The Boys. Agreed, looks like some fun stuff.
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