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

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

Post by Animalmother » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:41 pm

Inside Number 9

From the same people behind League of Gentlemen. This is some dark stuff I must say but fucking hilarious at the same time. I've only watched 3 episodes so far but it's been a hoot. The 2nd episode bring one of the funniest things I've seen in ages.

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

Post by Sly Boots » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:12 pm

Animalmother wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:41 pm
Inside Number 9

From the same people behind League of Gentlemen. This is some dark stuff I must say but fucking hilarious at the same time. I've only watched 3 episodes so far but it's been a hoot. The 2nd episode bring one of the funniest things I've seen in ages.
It's fantastic. One or two duff episodes but on the whole excellent. The Christmas episode (forget the title) destroyed me when I saw it, just heart-breaking.

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Post by Alan » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:45 am

Another Life

Just awful. It’s not worth explaining more.
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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Post by Rusty » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:36 am

Alan wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:45 am
Another Life

Just awful. It’s not worth explaining more.
Yup, I started watching it but hated all the characters. I then stumbled upon a youtube video explaining why it was all so bad and I'm glad I didn't carry on watching it. The video was very good and worth a watch so you can hate the programme more :)
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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Post by Alan » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:18 am

It’s a ship of hot models that are inept at everything until the plot demands they science. It makes Lexx look high class.
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Post by Hatredsheart » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:27 am

Alan wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:45 am
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Just awful. It’s not worth explaining more.
Agree, I gave it 20 min before I could feel my brain cells actually dying.
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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Post by Wrathbone » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:24 pm

I made it through the first episode and regretted it. It felt like they were trying to manufacture conflict not by giving characters conflicting goals but by making everyone be a dick. I did laugh when...
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...First Officer Ballsack called a mutiny five minutes after waking up because [insert stupid reason here]. Absolutely no rising tension, just:

Katee Sackhoff: "Okay, let's do a space mission."
Ballsack: "O contraire, Captain. I think you'll find this is a mutiny!"
Zapp Brannigan: "Throw her in the brig!"

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

Post by Snowy » Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:04 pm

Drifted away from Swamp Thing although will probably go back at some point. Started on Mr Mercedes on Prime - seems very good so far. An ex-cop (Brendan Gleeson) starts getting messages from a killer that he never caught. Gleeson is brilliant, and the series is a Stephen King adaptation.
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Post by Sly Boots » Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:07 pm

Ooh, hadn't heard of that, might give that a whirl ourselves.

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Post by eny » Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:30 pm

Is that the one that starts with a car running through a queue of people? Never watched past that first episode....forgot all about it.
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Post by Achtung Englander » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:32 am

This is boring TV. Having enjoyed Deutschland 83, even with some of its mis-steps, Deutschland 86 has really struggled to keep my attention as the story is split with so many differing plot lines that on the face of it having to do with each other. I made it to episode 3 and moved on. Another case of story that outlived its point.

The second child is sometimes the most troublesome. The Deutchland saga ends with 89 - I might return to it then as it will cover the collapse of the Soviet Union. Very disappointed.

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

Post by Snowy » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:45 pm

eny wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:30 pm
Is that the one that starts with a car running through a queue of people? Never watched past that first episode....forgot all about it.
Yes. The sods have just shifted it into the "pay another sub" category though (see Room 101 thread) so have had to torrent it.

Sly, I am about 5 episodes in now and it is very good.
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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Post by Sly Boots » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:02 pm

Living with Yourself (Netflix)

Enjoying this a lot, about halfway through the season I think and will certainly be watching the rest. Elevator pitch would be a grimdark Multiplicity, I guess. Paul Rudd is sick and tired, has no passion for his job or marriage and, on the advice of a co-worker, visits what he believes to be a spa but turns out to be a cloning facility. There are humorous elements in what follows, but I wouldn't say it's really a comedy, more a study of the various characters coming to terms with the situation and the issues in their lives, and very watchable. Recommended.

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Post by Achtung Englander » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:29 pm

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

Post by Raid » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:56 pm

Has the new Red Dwarf been worth watching? I think I watched the first Dave series and wasn't hugely enamoured with it. I'd have loved Red Dwarf to get a film around the series 6 days, but I get the feeling it's all a bit long in the tooth these days.

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