Author Topic: TV Series Thread  (Read 45100 times)

Offline trdsf

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #300 on: November 24, 2017, 08:36:50 PM »
JOY!!!

Netflix announced MST3K Season 12!

WE'VE GOT MORE MOVIE SIGN!
Sir Terry Pratchett, on being told about the theory that the universe is a computer simulation: "If we all get out and in again, would it start to work properly this time?"

Online Shiranu

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #301 on: November 24, 2017, 10:59:03 PM »
Descendants of the Sun is on Hulu... after Taboo, that will be next.

Taboo: Pretty fucking good. Set in Victorian London, psycho get's caught in a 4 way corporate war between the East India Company, the Crown, the States and his own self interest. Tom Hardy is great. Would recommend if you like gritty period pieces and corporate/political scheming.
I've Got Love, Fuck Your Money.

Don't feed the douche-trolls.

Online Hydra009

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #302 on: December 04, 2017, 12:16:19 AM »
The Walking Dead 8x7

A very odd episode with a lot of questionable character moments.  But hey, we at least got to see some much-anticipated action and things finally change a little.

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2017, 12:24:32 AM by Hydra009 »

Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #303 on: December 04, 2017, 01:15:44 AM »
Just finished watching Midnight Sun on Hulu.. Very well done series from France and Sweden staring Leïla Bekhti.. Very good and hot Algerian born actress..also watched Below the Surface from Denmark.. Much better series than 99% of the crap produced here..
« Last Edit: December 04, 2017, 01:17:44 AM by AllPurposeAtheist »
All hail my new signature!

Admit it. You're secretly green with envy.

Offline Luther Martini

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #304 on: December 10, 2017, 10:46:16 AM »
I am looking forward seeing to "Peaky Blinders" season 4.  Currently being broadcast on BBC, it will be on Netflix later this month.  I am re-watching season 3 in anticipation of the new episodes.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2017, 10:52:18 AM by Luther Martini »

Online Hydra009

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #305 on: December 12, 2017, 09:45:26 PM »
The Walking Dead
Season 8 mid-season finale



Goddamn it, Gimple.  You done messed up.

This show has gone downhill a little lately, but it's had its moments, so I've been letting things slide.  And shocking deaths are a big part of the appeal this show, but there's a way to do that correctly.  This wasn't that.  It didn't pull the heartstrings, it just made me roll my eyes and wonder aloud if the writing staff was composed entirely of walkers.  It didn't shock me, it just disappointed me.

And I've been singing the praises of All Out War to my brother, who's kinda iffy on the show.  It's such an amazing part in the comics that any decent adaptation would make for fantastic TV.  I sound like a crazy person when I tell him how amazing this scene or that scene will be on TV because what actually makes it onscreen is such a pale imitation of the source material that, well, I sound crazy to be so rapt in anticipation.

The TV version has steadily lost a lot of what made it a great drama.  Unless it rekindles that magic, it's in for a swift decline.  And while this isn't the first crack, it is the first breach in the wall.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2017, 09:49:41 PM by Hydra009 »

Online Hydra009

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #306 on: December 14, 2017, 09:37:02 PM »
And now for something completely different, a joke that made my day.  Hell, probably my week.

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Offline Cavebear

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #307 on: December 18, 2017, 09:38:19 AM »
In the barbershop a few days ago, there was and old episode of Bonanza.  I could see it was old; Adam was there.  It was embarrassingly horrible.  Like a soap opera.  Bad plot, bad acting, actors speaking the lines out of timing.

And yet, I know I watched it with my family in the 60s and thought it was great.  How times change...
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!

Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #308 on: January 12, 2018, 09:17:47 PM »
Been watching a lot of Scandinavian crime fiction on MHz Choice (roku channel)
There are some really great series coming from Scandinavia lately.. Much better than the typical slop on TV from Hooeywood..  You might think that the Scandinavian countries were the most crime ridden places on the planet, but they just have a lot of great crime novelists..
One series from Germany is The Weissensee Saga
A series based on a couple of families in East Germany before the fall of the wall.. One family are Stazi agents, the other disidents .. Great story..
« Last Edit: January 12, 2018, 09:23:45 PM by AllPurposeAtheist »
All hail my new signature!

Admit it. You're secretly green with envy.

Offline Baruch

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #309 on: January 13, 2018, 05:30:51 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Been watching a lot of Scandinavian crime fiction on MHz Choice (roku channel)
There are some really great series coming from Scandinavia lately.. Much better than the typical slop on TV from Hooeywood..  You might think that the Scandinavian countries were the most crime ridden places on the planet, but they just have a lot of great crime novelists..
One series from Germany is The Weissensee Saga
A series based on a couple of families in East Germany before the fall of the wall.. One family are Stazi agents, the other disidents .. Great story..

Remember when Hollywood fired all their writers because they went on strike?  Damn liberals ;-)
שלום

Offline SGOS

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #310 on: January 13, 2018, 10:59:17 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
And now for something completely different, a joke that made my day.  Hell, probably my week.
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
LOL  I knew something was going to happen, but that took me by surprise.

Offline SGOS

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #311 on: January 13, 2018, 11:04:54 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Been watching a lot of Scandinavian crime fiction on MHz Choice (roku channel)
There are some really great series coming from Scandinavia lately.. Much better than the typical slop on TV from Hooeywood..  You might think that the Scandinavian countries were the most crime ridden places on the planet, but they just have a lot of great crime novelists..
One series from Germany is The Weissensee Saga
A series based on a couple of families in East Germany before the fall of the wall.. One family are Stazi agents, the other disidents .. Great story..
I'd never thought about Scandinavian film making until they came up with something called "Let the Right One In," which was surprisingly good even with the subtitles.  And then Hollywood remade it with the American version called "Let Me In," which wasn't near as good.  I may have mixed up the titles, but the Scandinavian one was better, IMO.

Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #312 on: January 14, 2018, 01:33:20 AM »
I REALLY enjoy the MHz choice channel.. It has films and series from all over Europe. It's a great break from the typical fare from the US and GB and for about 8 bucks a month it's worth it and better yet NO FUCKING COMMERCIALS!  NONE-AUCUN-KEINER-GEEN-INGEN

Ok..I used google translate for the word none..  -1 brownie point
And let's face it folks..American remakes of just about any film originally made elsewhere almost always sucks..and don't whine about having to read subtitles.  You might even learn how to cuss in multiple languages..
« Last Edit: January 14, 2018, 01:37:09 AM by AllPurposeAtheist »
All hail my new signature!

Admit it. You're secretly green with envy.

Offline Cavebear

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #313 on: January 27, 2018, 11:54:59 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
I'd never thought about Scandinavian film making until they came up with something called "Let the Right One In," which was surprisingly good even with the subtitles.  And then Hollywood remade it with the American version called "Let Me In," which wasn't near as good.  I may have mixed up the titles, but the Scandinavian one was better, IMO.

I can't help it.  3 words I never imagined I would see together.

Scandanavian
Crime
Fiction
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!

Online Hydra009

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #314 on: January 27, 2018, 12:53:59 PM »
I rewatched some DS9.  It just now struck me how 90% of that show was characters having conversations.  And for the most part, they were interesting conversations.  There's a great mix of characters, with a variety of different backgrounds and perspectives.  It felt cosmopolitan in a way that no Trek has before or since.

 

SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk