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I would like to humbly suggest that the best thing about Series One of The Boys (series one, at least) is Black Noir.

About to watch series two and see if it’s as much of a hot mess as people suggest it is.

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Ok, yeah. I’ve gone off him in the first scene of series two.

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Oh no. Starlight is singing. Honestly this didn’t start well :DD

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Generally speaking the critical consensus on Season 2 of The Boys seems to be 'very good' to 'excellent', whereas me and Mrs Hearthly were less impressed, but we seem to be swimming against the tide on that one. She went 7/10, I'd maybe drop that down to 6.5/10, which are both 'above average' to 'good' ratings, but some way short of the stellar brilliance of Season 1. (To be clear, at its best it's still a bloody good show, but as noted previously, it's wildly uneven in terms of quality and pacing IMO.)

We're working our way through Season 2 of The Umbrella Academy now, and are both much preferring that as a viewing experience.

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I just couldn't get into that at all. I think I gave it three or four episodes and wasn't caring about anyone or anything that was happening.


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I just couldn't get into that at all. I think I gave it three or four episodes and wasn't caring about anyone or anything that was happening.


Season 1 or 2?

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markg wrote:
Season 1


I ended up enjoying Season 1 of The Umbrella Academy, but it was a lot of effort because every character was so fucking annoying. Thinking about it, it's a miracle I actually finished it. Clearly there was something about it that did something for me, though I struggle now to put my finger on what it was.


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The episode of The Boys, Season 2 picked up as it went on. Glad the Aussie Irish cockney is back.

We watched a few (3?) episodes on The Umbrella Academy a few months ago, but I just couldn’t seem to get invested in it.

We are watching Ratched at the moment, too. I’m not heavily invested in it, but I do love how bold they have gone on the styling. I can watch it for that alone.

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I enjoyed both seasons of The Umbrella Academy.

Currently bingeing Handmaids Tale, halfway through season 3 now.

Also enjoying The Haunting of Bly Manor, it’s not as good as Hill House so far but still good.

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If anyone listens to the Song Exploder podcast, Netflix have made a four part serial with the folks that make the podcast. I only know one of the songs (REM’s Losing My Religion), but it’s worth watching just to see the physical reactions that some of the band members have (especially Stipe) as they strip the track down, and he’s faced with his bare vocal (which is cushioned a bit by the reverb). Worth watching if you have a spare hour.

Edit: because despite watching this I actually wrote the wrong song :D

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I’ve been learning that on the mandolin recently.

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I didn’t know you had a mandolin! How wonderful.

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I didn’t know you had a mandolin! How wonderful.

I inherited it from my father-in-law, who passed away in July.

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Mimi wrote:
If anyone listens to the Song Exploder podcast, Netflix have made a four part serial with the folks that make the podcast. I only know one of the songs (REM’s Losing My Religion), but it’s worth watching just to see the physical reactions that some of the band members have (especially Stipe) as they strip the track down, and he’s faced with his bare vocal (which is cushioned a bit by the reverb). Worth watching if you have a spare hour.

Edit: because despite watching this I actually wrote the wrong song :D


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Mimi wrote:
I didn’t know you had a mandolin! How wonderful.

I inherited it from my father-in-law, who passed away in July.

Obviously less happy, reason-wise, but a nice way to carry on his memory by learning, certainly.

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I didn't realise there was a new series of Archer showing, but there is. And now you know too.


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I didn't realise there was a new series of Archer showing, but there is. And now you know too.

And: it's really good.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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Hello,

I was hoping that somebody might be able to help. I think what we (ok, specifically me, but I am damned near certain also a bunch of you) need at the tail end of this horrible year is to watch Making It, the craft show with Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman (I copied and pasted those names as there was no way I was going to spell Knope’s real surname right).

But I cannot for the life of me work out where I can watch it. I think Amazon, NBC and a few others places have it in the US, but I can’t find a way to watch it in the U.K.

Happy to pay if it isn’t silly expensive. Need a Christmas treat, I think. Does anybody who understands the myriad of streaming options and tricks have any help/advice?

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I'm afraid it doesn't look like any of the UK services have it

https://www.justwatch.com/uk/tv-series/making-it

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I saw episodes some on torrenting things, but the fifth result was "lusty grandmas" and I'm afraid to look further.

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 Post subject: Re: General Purpose US TV thread
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Yep, it's really tricky to find online though nefarious means.
It seems to be on the US Apple TV or Google Play stores but you'd probably need to be using a vpn to purchase


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Oh, that’s a big shame. I really appreciate you all looking/explaining though so at least I can stop searching fruitlessly. I’ve been checking periodically for months now. Thanks for your help xxx

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I've found the first five episodes for download. Could probably upload them somewhere if you want?


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That’d be amazing!! Have you ever used WeTransfer? A crafty friend sent me The Jinx on there (really good true crime documentary) and it worked really well, but if there’s somewhere better, then that’s cool too. I’ll drop you a line with my email x

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Got the 2nd series downloading.

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I’d be interested in giving it a go if possible.


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Yayyy! Thank you folks! I think it is the winter TV we all need in our lives :luv:

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Mimi wrote:
That’d be amazing!! Have you ever used WeTransfer? A crafty friend sent me The Jinx on there (really good true crime documentary) and it worked really well, but if there’s somewhere better, then that’s cool too. I’ll drop you a line with my email x

Yeah, I've used WeTransfer. I'll sort it a bit later on


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Thank you so much, Davpaz!

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Looks like it's going to be Dropbox as Wetransfer is being a bitch. Zoidberg, sling me an email address and I'll send you the link


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For TV shows from dodgy locations i do find this a useful page (link to Making It torrents)

https://showrss.info/browse/1030

It does have the advantage as well that you can add shows your interested in and just load up the page every day or two and grab the latest episodes easily (i find it better than random searches for things)


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The trailer for that Making It looks really fun! Also, those lusty grandmas that Dimrill mentioned were pretty awesome too.


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