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Postby Omphalos » 02 Jan 2017 12:27

I did watch Westworld. I really liked it. But I thought the big mid-season reveal was pretty fucking obvious. I called it in episode 2.

My daughter and I have been watching Stranger Things together. Pretty good. I hear that OA is really good too. I started the first episode about a week or so and thought the first 1/2 hour was pretty formulaic, so I dropped it. But people have been raving since then, so once we are done with Stranger Things I am sure that Binx and I will watch OA next.

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Postby inhuien » 17 Mar 2017 13:37

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Postby Eyes High » 22 Mar 2017 23:08

Ripper Street on Netflix
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Postby Omphalos » 23 Mar 2017 10:29

inhuien wrote:Iron fist.


I watched the first few Iron Fist episodes too. Those Marvel/Netflix shows are pretty damn good.

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Postby Omphalos » 23 Mar 2017 10:31

Ampoliros wrote:Also, I don't care how good the chicken soup is in Game of Thrones, it can't cure sepsis.



Oh, can't it?????

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Postby Serkanner » 05 May 2017 16:48

Hulu has released the first episodes of a series based on Margaret Atwood's The handmaids tale and I think it is freaking awesome! I have read the book over thirty years ago and am almost desperate to read it again just because of these series. This is a need to watch series!
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Postby Freakzilla » 06 May 2017 08:52

I recently watched Twin Peaks. What a bunch of nonsense. I hope new series explains some of that shit.
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Postby Omphalos » 08 May 2017 10:02

Serkanner wrote:Hulu has released the first episodes of a series based on Margaret Atwood's The handmaids tale and I think it is freaking awesome! I have read the book over thirty years ago and am almost desperate to read it again just because of these series. This is a need to watch series!


Totally agree. I have seen the first two episodes and thought they were really well done. So far they have done a fantastic job of capturing Offred's submission to power and her very subtle deviancy. The movie from the 90's was a bit more revolutionary in tone than the book was, though it was well done too. makes me want to reread also.

any idea when more episodes are getting put up? I was hoping they would just throw it all up there for a binge-fest, but no such luck.

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Postby Naib » 19 Feb 2018 08:31

I case you haven't seen it yet, I can't recommend Detectorists highly enough. The series finished recently on BBC, but a couple of the series are on Netflix.

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Postby Omphalos » 02 Apr 2018 14:52

Naib wrote:I case you haven't seen it yet, I can't recommend Detectorists highly enough. The series finished recently on BBC, but a couple of the series are on Netflix.


The metal detector guys? That is right up my alley, but I have not watched it yet. Someday.

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Postby Naib » 03 Apr 2018 14:49

Omphalos wrote:
Naib wrote:I case you haven't seen it yet, I can't recommend Detectorists highly enough. The series finished recently on BBC, but a couple of the series are on Netflix.


The metal detector guys? That is right up my alley, but I have not watched it yet. Someday.


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Postby Serkanner » 07 Apr 2018 02:59

A four part mini-series has been made of China Miéville's "the city and the city", which is one of my all time favourite books. The series is broadvasted by BBC 2 on Fridays. Later today I will watch the first episode. Much hype!
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Postby Naib » 07 Apr 2018 11:04

All four episodes are available to watch right now online.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p061bd5l/episodes/player

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Postby Serkanner » 07 Apr 2018 16:20

Naib wrote:All four episodes are available to watch right now online.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p061bd5l/episodes/player


(officially)That stream can only be watched from the UK. I do have other means to get it though, so thanks for the heads-up.
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Postby SadisticCynic » 09 Apr 2018 08:37

I heard about that and I'm excited as well. I'll see if I can easily get to watch it later. For now, I only have internet at work. :sad-bored:

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Postby Omphalos » 09 Apr 2018 09:56

As we emerge from the moist depths of Sacramento's rainy season, I again put my remote control down and go into the sunlight. More sun = more time outside, but I have watched a bunch of shit this winter. Right now I am in the middle of season 1 of Person of Interest. It's formulaic and lazily-written at times, and the tech is rarely explained, but I dig it. The characters are great, and for the first time, EVER, I actually like Jim Cavaizel. His boring-ass personality actually fits his character well in this one. I will admit I was expecting a bit more from Jonathan Nolan, but its enough to keep me in my seat before bed some nights.

My daughter insisted I binge watch with her all of Law & Order: SVU. We are on season 6 (of like, 28 or something?), which is when it was good. Not sure I could last to the end of this one w/o the warmth of this shared experience.

I caught up with The Expanse too. I really dig that one. My early SF experiences circled around Niven's Known Space stories, and this show absolutely takes me back.

I am also saving The Walking Dead until next Sunday, when it ends and I can binge.

One other broadcast TV show I actually go into was The Colony. It's a little Lost-like, which makes sense given that its made by some of their producers and actors. I watched it several months ago and forgot to comment here.

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Postby Freakzilla » 09 Apr 2018 12:25

I like The Expanse too.

I've been watching The Terror, since I read the book. Not nearly as good so far.
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Postby Omphalos » 09 Apr 2018 12:50

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