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Offline PickelledEggs (OP)

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« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2014, 04:11:17 PM »
Yeah I just finished season 2 of orphan black. AMAZING.

I recommend it
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Offline PJS

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« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2014, 07:16:15 PM »
Over the summer I watched the entire Six Feet Under series. I thoroughly enjoyed most episodes. Currently watching the first year of The Wire and I am getting hooked.
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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2014, 04:26:07 PM »
been watching a lot of soccer lately.  also louie.  football season is here so i will watch that as well.
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Offline josephpalazzo

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2014, 01:46:23 PM »
Lately, I've been watching, Under the Dome. Even though I missed the entire season 1, it's pretty easy to get into. The negative side: I find no particular character interesting; the positive side: Stephen King has kept the tempo just about right to keep up with the intrigue. So I'll be watching for a little while to see if it builds up nicely.

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2014, 02:02:18 PM »
Doctor Who's off to a pretty rocky start this season.  I really, really liked David Tennant and Matt Smith.  They were wacky, adventurous Doctors and the actors seemed to have a real yen for the role.  The 12th doctor just seems befuddled and sullen with none of the charm the character is known for.  And the writing has noticeably gone downhill.  I think I'm going to call it quits on the series for a while.

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2014, 02:12:25 PM »
Lately, I've been watching, Under the Dome. Even though I missed the entire season 1, it's pretty easy to get into. The negative side: I find no particular character interesting; the positive side: Stephen King has kept the tempo just about right to keep up with the intrigue. So I'll be watching for a little while to see if it builds up nicely.
It is interesting with intriguing plot twists.
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Offline PickelledEggs (OP)

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2014, 02:13:33 PM »
Doctor Who's off to a pretty rocky start this season.  I really, really liked David Tennant and Matt Smith.  They were wacky, adventurous Doctors and the actors seemed to have a real yen for the role.  The 12th doctor just seems befuddled and sullen with none of the charm the character is known for.  And the writing has noticeably gone downhill.  I think I'm going to call it quits on the series for a while.
I only saw the first episode so far this season. I hope the writing picks up...

I'm not sure how I feel about the new Doctor's character yet, so I won't say anything about that. I was a HUGE fan of Matt Smith's character and also a pretty big fan of Tennant's Doctor. I guess we will see how the rest of the season plays out.
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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2014, 02:34:44 PM »
"The Overlander" STARZ.   Checkitout
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Offline Jutter

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« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2014, 03:59:32 PM »
Breaking Bad lives up to the hype. Great series. Best dramady I've seen since St Elsewhere.
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Offline Shiranu

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« Reply #24 on: September 08, 2014, 06:04:16 PM »
Seeing Overlander, watching Outlander from Starz. It's pretty good, English woman get's teleported back from 1940s Post-ww2 England into 1740's or so Scotland, right before the Jacobite uprising. It's mostly a culture clash where this strong, independent woman who was a combat medic is now having to blend into this very macho, misogynistic culture that is at war with "her" people.
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« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2014, 03:02:27 AM »
I started seeing Brooklyn nine nine.
It's hilarious, but for some reason, I can't watch an entire episode in one go. Perhaps sometimes it's just a bit too ridiculous for my taste.
Would recommend though.
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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2014, 01:52:00 AM »
So I binged Doctor Who to see if it got any better.

After some really, really horrible episodes...  (Seriously, if I showed a complete newbie the Robots Of Sherwood or Listen, they would probably never watch the show again.  The TARDIS is essentially an infinite adventure seed - you can write whatever conflict you want literally anywhere/anywhen and have the Doctor get caught up in it - practically limitless potential wasted on really underwhelming episodes featuring Robin Hood then the Boogieman.  And really, evolution makes perfect predators and perfect hiders now?!  *Charles Darwin spinning in his grave*)

...THE SHOW GETS BETTER!

From Flatline to the finale is golden.  I think my main issue was that it's such a dreadfully cantankerous and unlikable Doctor, underwhelming villains, and complete lack of an overarching plot.  There's no real mystery or epicness, there's just stuff not happening then occasionally happening then it's over.  Woo hoo.  But thankfully, that all changed.

In Flatline, the Doctor is indisposed and Clara Oswald is trying to save the world against some actually pretty strange and unnerving alien invaders.  Then there's an okay episode involving lots and lots of trees.  Then there's the two-part finale, the very first episode this season that actually got me excited:

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And what's more, the Cybermen make their grand return.  I've always liked them.  They're very dispassionate and no-nonsense villains.  They destroy and assimilate.  They can curbstomp any army on the world and they're hilariously logical and matter-of-fact.  They're not too bright, but that doesn't matter when they have a good leader.  There's just so much about them that's strangely likeable rather than horrifying.  Sign me up for an upgrade!  *cranks up The Lion Sleeps Tonight and takes his place in the queue, marching in time with the song*
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Offline trdsf

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« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2015, 07:00:44 PM »
Doctor Who and QI.

I really like (or at least want to like) Capaldi, but I'm still far more a fan of Classic Who than I am of New Who.  I haven't seen the last several episodes of this season, but things seemed to be (finally) turning around.

Then again, after 'Kill the Moon', they HAD to get better, since that is a serious contender for the title of the single worst episode in the entire 51 year history of the show.


QI remains strong and just gets better year after year (though I dislike this year's bonus topic).


Outside of those two I stick with my DVDs, and BBC Radio 4.
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« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2015, 09:14:05 PM »
Just finished rewatching Buffy not too long ago. Now watching Sons of Anarchy on Netflix.
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Offline PickelledEggs (OP)

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2015, 09:24:22 PM »
So I binged Doctor Who to see if it got any better.

After some really, really horrible episodes...  (Seriously, if I showed a complete newbie the Robots Of Sherwood or Listen, they would probably never watch the show again.  The TARDIS is essentially an infinite adventure seed - you can write whatever conflict you want literally anywhere/anywhen and have the Doctor get caught up in it - practically limitless potential wasted on really underwhelming episodes featuring Robin Hood then the Boogieman.  And really, evolution makes perfect predators and perfect hiders now?!  *Charles Darwin spinning in his grave*)

...THE SHOW GETS BETTER!

From Flatline to the finale is golden.  I think my main issue was that it's such a dreadfully cantankerous and unlikable Doctor, underwhelming villains, and complete lack of an overarching plot.  There's no real mystery or epicness, there's just stuff not happening then occasionally happening then it's over.  Woo hoo.  But thankfully, that all changed.

In Flatline, the Doctor is indisposed and Clara Oswald is trying to save the world against some actually pretty strange and unnerving alien invaders.  Then there's an okay episode involving lots and lots of trees.  Then there's the two-part finale, the very first episode this season that actually got me excited:

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

And what's more, the Cybermen make their grand return.  I've always liked them.  They're very dispassionate and no-nonsense villains.  They destroy and assimilate.  They can curbstomp any army on the world and they're hilariously logical and matter-of-fact.  They're not too bright, but that doesn't matter when they have a good leader.  There's just so much about them that's strangely likeable rather than horrifying.  Sign me up for an upgrade!  *cranks up The Lion Sleeps Tonight and takes his place in the queue, marching in time with the song*

It's something you have to watch and invest in. Once you get in a groove of watching Doctor Who, it really grows on you. Ironically, that is the reason I don't really care about it anymore. They've taken so long to make new episodes. They do one a week for a few weeks and then the show is MIA for a the rest of the year.

I wonder why that is why I don't like Capaldi....


on another note, I just started binge watching 1992's Batman The Animated Series
"Tell Pilate to release the files!!!" - Bill Hicks
"I have an open mind, but not so open that my brains will fall out" -James Randi
"One who truly hates himself cannot love, he cannot place his trust in another." - NGE