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 DjchunKfunK » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:43 am

I've enjoyed the few series Dave put out, it generally wasn't as good as the older stuff but better than later-day Red Dwarf that the BBC put out. I remember thinking the last series was much closer to the standard of the old stuff.

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Post by Sly Boots » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:49 am

DjchunKfunK wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:43 am
I've enjoyed the few series Dave put out, it generally wasn't as good as the older stuff but better than later-day Red Dwarf that the BBC put out. I remember thinking the last series was much closer to the standard of the old stuff.
I preferred the first Dave series to the last one, but overall agree.

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Post by Sly Boots » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:38 pm

The Kominsky Method.

Michael Douglas plays an acting coach, life happens. Watched the first couple tonight and took a massive effort not to binge more. It's great!

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Post by Animalmother » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:37 pm

Been watching Timeline on Netflix. It's entertaining fluff, very reminiscent of a 90's sci-fi tv show like Sliders. One of the main characters being black always has a shit time of it simply due to the inherent racism of history. I like how they don't dance around the subject.

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Post by Stormbringer » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:50 pm

You mean Timeless, right?

Yes, it is great.
Between tedium and fright
Such is the song of the nether world
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Post by Animalmother » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:09 pm

Yip that's the one. Timeline is the Michael Crichton thing isn't it.

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Post by Stormbringer » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:59 pm

That is correct, which is a fantastic book, but a less-than-awesome movie.
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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

Post by Strudel » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:43 pm

Stormbringer wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:59 pm
That is correct, which is a fantastic book, but a less-than-awesome movie.
I agree 100%. I loved the book; why can't they just make Crichton books into films without fucking about with them? The guy wrote for film and TV FFS, he knows what he's doing and they should stop messing about with the source material.

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

Post by Maturin » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:46 pm

Yeah, I love Jurassic Park but in the book Hammond is a right evil arsehole and gets his comeuppance. Not the cuddly, friendly grandad of the movies at all...

Although it's been over 25 years since I read the book so I could be misremembering!

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Post by Achtung Englander » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:16 pm

Better Call Saul

Season 2-3


Superb TV. A totally different vibe to Breaking Bad but amazing writing - some of the best I have watched. This is the best prequel to anything I have seen. The set ups and how to got here are superb. Definitely worth seeing this before Breaking Bad
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Post by Sly Boots » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:19 pm

Yeah, big fan of Better Call Saul.

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Post by Mantis » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:08 pm

We finished the latest season last weekend. I love how well it ties in with BB, even down to the tiny little moments of foreshadowing and references that aren't obvious. And yet it manages to have it's own very distinctive vibe.

There's something inherently satisfying in seeing how the overarching plot points come together to create the state of affairs we see in BB too. The addition of all the other characters was a great idea.

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Post by Achtung Englander » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:34 pm

starting season 4

Will this end with 5 ?
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Post by Raid » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:31 pm

I too loved BCS, so much so that I started rewatching Breaking Bad immediately afterwards, and I'm picking up on all the little references to the latter. It's also beautifully shot, perhaps more so than I would expect from a TV programme.

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Post by Achtung Englander » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:08 am

finished season 4. The transition to Saul Goodman is starting to take shape.
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MIke killing Werner - I am not so sure about that. I know the plot had to have something of interest to keep it going, better than a bunch of germans dig hole and move on, but to me of the whole 4 seasons that was the weakest plotline. Maybe because I liked Werner but could they not just let him see his wife for the weekend maybe in day time only under surveillance. They could pretend its was a holiday. I don't understand why they had to keep it that secret when all they did is drive these guys up the wall for near on 6 months. Who was going to keep them quiet the minute they reached Germany ?

What will happen to Nacho ? He is not in BB so either he dies or he runs away ?
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