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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 18:12 
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Findus Fop wrote:
An aggregation of recommendations so far:

Legion - Will seek it out
Ozark - Features wife-coveted Bateman
NuTrek - Didn't like OldTrek
Making a Murderer - Watched, got angry
Confession Tapes - Will seek it out
Narcos - Loved it, even better without Pablo
House of Cards - Enjoyed Francis's ascent to power, got bored after that and glad it's been cancelled.
Black Sails - Will seek it out
Firefly - Have watched it once, should rewatch
Battlestar Galactica - Gave up halfway through. Too many annoying lead characters (Starbuck, Gaius)
West Wing - Loved it, what I wouldn't give to live in that alternate reality right now.
The Wire - Season 2 is still my favourite series of anything, ever.
Californication - Is it just about David Duchovny shagging? Because I don't really want to watch lots of episodes of that.
Breaking Bad - Loved it. Best pilot of any show, ever.
Buffy - I was planning on watching this but it's no longer on the streaming services (as far as I can tell).
Riverdale - Is this basically Mali + Glee all over again?

Man, if Making A Murderer got you feeling angry, don’t seek out The Confession Tapes.

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Discovery is making some hardened Trekkies gnash their teeth, if that helps? I am a fan of old Trek but this is tonally quite different and I'm loving it.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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But do try American Vandal which is an excellent and compelling send up of Making a Murderer et al.

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Mr Russell wrote:
But do try American Vandal which is an excellent and compelling send up of Making a Murderer et al.


American vandal is superb

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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Thanks for everyone's recommendations, going to do American Vandal and Black Sails next, followed by NuTrek. And also S2 of Mr Robot, though tonally there's something that doesn't jive with me about that show. Halt and Catch Fire is on the list, but I think that's a Mrs Fop show.


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The Sopranos, if you haven’t watched it you should.
Utopia is good as well

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The Sopranos, if you haven’t watched it you should.
Utopia is good as well


I'm gearing up for a Sopranos rewatch, I think the time is right.

And Utopia was superb. From its aesthetic to the lumbering threat of Neil Maskell.

While we're at it, any folk who missed Shadow Line six years ago should watch Shadow Line now because it's the best.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:28 
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Yeah Utopia, Shadow Line and obv The Sopranos are all top tier.

Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes are fantastic too.

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher and Red Riding are also excellent.

Wait none of these are US.


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Mr Robot is always great but next week should be special. It’s commercial free and there’s a rumour that it’s a single camera one-shot throughout the episode. Should be interesting &/or exciting. Probably both.



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Riverdale s2e4: The fuck??!

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Blood Drive was superb. It's the Footballers' Wives of the millennial generation.

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It was. I think it was hilarious, brave, and very self-aware. It was never going to make a second season, so I'm glad they did what they could with it.
It wasn't perfect, and lost its way a little bit in the middle, but pulled it all back with blood-drenched panache.


Ah...it's Julian.

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It was. I think it was hilarious, brave, and very self-aware. It was never going to make a second season, so I'm glad they did what they could with it.
It wasn't perfect, and lost its way a little bit in the middle, but pulled it all back with blood-drenched panache.


Ah...it's Julian.


Fucking fabulous.

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The second episode of Young Sheldon is [“in shops”]. I’m still surprised how good it is because it should be a car crash.


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Yeah I saw the trailer and was baffled that it looked vaguely watchable.


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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Stranger Things 2 was excellent. Properly enjoyed it, with only ep7 feeling unnecessary and rushed.

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Stranger Things 2 was excellent. Properly enjoyed it, with only ep7 feeling unnecessary and rushed.

It was all absolutely brilliant. Shush.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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I realise it's debatable if Netflix shows go in the US or UK TV threads but we have an actual Stranger Things thread you monster


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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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Nah, ep7 was

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Clearly only there to give 11 an epiphany so she goes home to save her friends. For that to have been anything other than a plot hammer it would have needed to be about three episodes instead of one.


Overall brilliant though.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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I realise it's debatable if Netflix shows go in the US or UK TV threads but we have an actual Stranger Things thread you monster


Fucks sake. How am I supposed to remember these things?

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Nah, ep7 was

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Clearly only there to give 11 an epiphany so she goes home to save her friends. For that to have been anything other than a plot hammer it would have needed to be about three episodes instead of one.

Because I'm a self aware, awesome human being, I'll give you that one as being actually correct.

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I....huh.

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It was a slightly discombobulated episode tbf.

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Yeah i liked the concept but as a standalone episode it didn't work all that well.


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Yeah i liked the concept but as a standalone episode it didn't work all that well.

True. Slightly jarring compared to the tone of the rest, and, as Cras said, added little other than PLOTHAMMER.

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My favourite thing about Stranger Things 2 was the early scripts described the doctor as "a Paul Reiser type" and then they actually cast Paul Reiser.


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My favourite thing about Stranger Things 2 was the early scripts described the doctor as "a Paul Reiser type" and then they actually cast Paul Reiser.


Hah, awesome.

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True. Slightly jarring compared to the tone of the rest, and, as Cras said, added little other than PLOTHAMMER.

And full of characters who resorted to clichéd tropes instead of being well-written, which is a hole that Things managed to deftly avoid until that point.


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True. Slightly jarring compared to the tone of the rest, and, as Cras said, added little other than PLOTHAMMER.

And full of characters who resorted to clichéd tropes instead of being well-written, which is a hole that Things managed to deftly avoid until that point.

Well cliched tropes to the extent that character types who've appeared in one or two films can be cliched tropes, yes. But I get what you mean.

The last episode made up for Ep 7 and the dodgy Dema-dog CGI.

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