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Anarchist

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #250 on: February 13, 2019, 11:03:34 AM »
Okay...



Season 2 watched.

You should start a new thread to discuss just how bad this is - a Writers Workshop of what not to do. I was kind of hate-watching it by the end.

Haha.

Even though we disagree on everything else, I know you and I could totally hang and binge watch stuff. Even if only to rage about it afterward.
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Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #251 on: February 16, 2019, 07:06:43 PM »
Not a fiction series, but I was gifted a box set of "Derren Brown: The Specials".

I'd heard of Derren Brown vaguely as something of an entertainer/magician/illusionist - I wasn't quite sure what, and it didn't sound very much like my kind of thing.

But I was recommended to watch "The Heist" first - and it was fascinating.

In short, the aim was to take a group of professional people, none of whom had a criminal record, and set them up by a series of suggestions and triggers to "spontaneously" steal a hundred thousand pounds from a security guard when a rigged scenario (which they thought was real) was presented to them.

Setting aside the morality of manipulating people like this, it was interesting to see how people could be effectively programmed to do things they would not normally do (brainwashing?)

Some were less easily influenced than others and in all the programmes in the set picking out the susceptible person was a large part of the process.

The other episodes were Russian Roulette, Seance and The System.

Not my usual choice of viewing, but well worth a look.

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Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #252 on: February 16, 2019, 10:27:59 PM »
Not a fiction series, but I was gifted a box set of "Derren Brown: The Specials".

I'd heard of Derren Brown vaguely as something of an entertainer/magician/illusionist - I wasn't quite sure what, and it didn't sound very much like my kind of thing.

But I was recommended to watch "The Heist" first - and it was fascinating.

In short, the aim was to take a group of professional people, none of whom had a criminal record, and set them up by a series of suggestions and triggers to "spontaneously" steal a hundred thousand pounds from a security guard when a rigged scenario (which they thought was real) was presented to them.

Setting aside the morality of manipulating people like this, it was interesting to see how people could be effectively programmed to do things they would not normally do (brainwashing?)

Some were less easily influenced than others and in all the programmes in the set picking out the susceptible person was a large part of the process.

The other episodes were Russian Roulette, Seance and The System.

Not my usual choice of viewing, but well worth a look.

The Sacrifice and Apocalypse (along with others) by Derren Brown are on Netflix, or were when I watched them, and are well worth the watch. In Sacrifice, Derren takes a guy that has strong opinions on Mexican immigrants (if I'm remembering correctly) and tries to compel him to take a bullet for one. In Apocalypse they stage things so their chosen participant thinks the apocalypse has come, in the hopes he will step up and take responsibility for his life. I'm a qualified clinical hypnotherapist and love learning about how the mind works. Watching Derren is absolutely fascinating, dude knows his stuff  Grin

ETA: I didn't watch to be certain, but it looks like Apocalypse might be on youtube too
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Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #253 on: February 17, 2019, 01:56:56 AM »
Just finished this one...





It's imperfect and not as good as Cheers (the same crew was behind both shows). But I grew to love the characters. And Tony Shaloub... I'd watch that dude do Windex commercials. He's hilarious.

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Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #254 on: February 17, 2019, 02:22:11 AM »
Binged...



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Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #255 on: February 17, 2019, 05:38:59 AM »
Just finished watching -



Now I'm trying to watch NightFlyer but stupid internet keeps buffering.

 

EmberKent

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #256 on: February 18, 2019, 05:51:50 AM »
I finished Nightflyers. Meh. Decent premise and it had some good stuff but it was derailed by a pointless side plot.

I'm now watching The Umbrella Academy. It's good thus far. Decent characterization.

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Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #257 on: February 18, 2019, 06:00:09 AM »
Just finished watching -



I bailed after the second episode.
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Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #258 on: February 18, 2019, 04:59:39 PM »

I'm now watching The Umbrella Academy. It's good thus far. Decent characterization.

Just watched all of The Umbrella Academy yesterday (I was stuck on the couch all day anyway) and it was FAR better than I expected. Loved the soundtrack!
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Anarchist

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #259 on: February 20, 2019, 03:18:18 AM »
Finished this last night:





Clever writing and a great cast. Cleese's riffs are hilarious.

Rating: 8/10

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The Doctor

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #260 on: February 20, 2019, 07:25:34 AM »
Finished this last night:





Clever writing and a great cast. Cleese's riffs are hilarious.

Rating: 8/10

Fawlty Towers is currently on Netflix. Two seasons, each consisting of six 30-minute episodes.

Ah, Fawlty Towers. My kids's favourite comedy at the moment.

 

APP

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #261 on: February 24, 2019, 11:14:26 AM »
Yesterday, I finished watching season 1 of "Russian Doll." I'm not sure there will be a season 2, and I think that would be for the best--as I liked the last episode's ending.

For the first three episodes, I wasn't sure I'd continue watching the series. It reminded me of "Ground Hog Day," a movie I enjoyed immensely. But I wasn't ready for a TV series about the same subject. However, I found the main actress's movie persona quite intriguing . . . so I kept watching. I'm glad I did! Though it has similarities to "Ground Hog Day," it wasn't another "Ground Hog Day." And by the fifth or sixth episode, it got really interesting.

Now I'm watching the "Umbrella Academy."
 

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Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #262 on: February 24, 2019, 01:07:36 PM »
Other half was craving science fiction. Wound up watching the first four episodes of this today:



Bloody, violent, and I'm not a fan of grotesque torture scenes, but not bad so far.

Lysmata Debelius

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #263 on: February 27, 2019, 04:02:23 PM »
We watched the first three episodes of The Detectorists and absolutely loved it.
The trailer doesn't really bring across just how funny it is, but it's hilarious.

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Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #264 on: March 05, 2019, 02:05:22 AM »
Last night, I finished Netflix's The Umbrella Academy. IMO, excellent. I look forward to the making of season 2.
 

The Doctor

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #265 on: March 05, 2019, 07:28:31 AM »
We watched the first three episodes of The Detectorists and absolutely loved it.
The trailer doesn't really bring across just how funny it is, but it's hilarious.



Ooh, that reminds me - I don't think I've watched the last series.

I've been getting caught up with The Expanse. On series 3 episode 5 now. Had to get Amazon Prime to watch it but I'll cancel my subscription as soon as I've completed the series.... Ah, damn. No I can't, as American Gods will be starting soon on Amazon.


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YouMeWe

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #266 on: March 06, 2019, 05:50:19 AM »
Game of Thrones. No idea how this flew under my radar.  :shrug

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PJ Post

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #267 on: March 07, 2019, 09:58:21 AM »
I recently finished this...again.



Apparently, the show was going to be cancelled, but enough fans lost their sh*t, so the network allowed the show a final season and a half to wrap everything up and say farewell. Which means the writers didn't have to report to marketing or please bottom-line suits, they didn't have to worry about ratings or getting another season or even saving their jobs. They were free to do whatever they wanted, free from Network interference - and it was so f*cking good.

It's still free on IMDb 'with commercials' on Amazon. But you have to watch it from the beginning to really get it.

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Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #268 on: March 07, 2019, 10:10:01 AM »
Game of Thrones. No idea how this flew under my radar.  :shrug

(No spoilers, please!)

I have yet to start GoT, too.

My reason is a little different. I dislike watching show that are still running; I hate waiting for new seasons to drop. It was 2 1/2 years between Daredevil seasons 2 and 3!

That's just ridonkulus.

I'm going to start GoT soon. The final season is scheduled to drop on HBO next month, which means I can watch the entire run without going through withdrawals between seasons.

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Jeff Tanyard

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #269 on: March 07, 2019, 11:23:11 AM »
Game of Thrones. No idea how this flew under my radar.  :shrug

(No spoilers, please!)

I'm going to start GoT soon. The final season is scheduled to drop on HBO next month, which means I can watch the entire run without going through withdrawals between seasons.


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Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #270 on: March 07, 2019, 08:55:03 PM »
I've discovered BBC's Line of Duty.

Possibly one of the best police procedurals I've ever seen!
 
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Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #271 on: March 17, 2019, 12:30:41 AM »


Binged it straight through; pretty amazing, fun and intense. If you like unapologetic science fiction...

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APP

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #272 on: March 25, 2019, 01:27:07 AM »
Yesterday, I finished watching "After Life," a one season series on Netflix staring Ricky Gervais. It was excellent.

I then watched his Netflix comedy special. It was so funny, I couldn't stop laughing. I give it 5 stars. Warning: If you're offended by foul language and certain topics, don't watch it!
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Maggie Ann

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #273 on: March 25, 2019, 05:54:33 AM »
I discovered that Whose Line is it Anyway (UK) is on Hulu. Love that show. I watched three episodes and laughed the whole time.
           
 

The Doctor

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #274 on: March 26, 2019, 03:14:32 AM »
I discovered that Whose Line is it Anyway (UK) is on Hulu. Love that show. I watched three episodes and laughed the whole time.

I love UK Whose Line!

I think they did, or are doing, a stage version with the originals, plus a few guests, in London.

Loved McShane and Slattery.

 

The Doctor

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #275 on: March 26, 2019, 03:16:15 AM »
Finished watching series 2 of The OA. Wonderfully weird and - oh - that ending!

 

Maggie Ann

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #276 on: March 26, 2019, 05:41:04 AM »
I discovered that Whose Line is it Anyway (UK) is on Hulu. Love that show. I watched three episodes and laughed the whole time.

I love UK Whose Line!

I think they did, or are doing, a stage version with the originals, plus a few guests, in London.

Loved McShane and Slattery.

Mike McShane was great and Tony Slattery was one of my faves. Did you see him in Kingdom with Stephen Fry? Carolyn Quentin was on an episode of Doc Martin.

Brad and Colin did a show but I didn't get to see them when they came to my neck of the woods.
           
 

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Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #277 on: March 26, 2019, 05:39:43 PM »
I discovered that Whose Line is it Anyway (UK) is on Hulu. Love that show. I watched three episodes and laughed the whole time.

I love UK Whose Line!

I think they did, or are doing, a stage version with the originals, plus a few guests, in London.

Loved McShane and Slattery.

Mike McShane was great and Tony Slattery was one of my faves. Did you see him in Kingdom with Stephen Fry? Carolyn Quentin was on an episode of Doc Martin.

Brad and Colin did a show but I didn't get to see them when they came to my neck of the woods.

Yes, I did. Was a bit of a Slattery fan girl back in the day. Still am, to an extent. I follow him on Twitter. Seems to be in a good place, these days.

I quite like Colin Mochrie. Wasn't a fan of the tall guy (can't remember his name). And the less said about the US version, the better - just wasn't as good as the UK version.

 

Maggie Ann

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #278 on: March 26, 2019, 11:00:14 PM »
I discovered that Whose Line is it Anyway (UK) is on Hulu. Love that show. I watched three episodes and laughed the whole time.

I love UK Whose Line!

I think they did, or are doing, a stage version with the originals, plus a few guests, in London.

Loved McShane and Slattery.

Mike McShane was great and Tony Slattery was one of my faves. Did you see him in Kingdom with Stephen Fry? Carolyn Quentin was on an episode of Doc Martin.

Brad and Colin did a show but I didn't get to see them when they came to my neck of the woods.

Yes, I did. Was a bit of a Slattery fan girl back in the day. Still am, to an extent. I follow him on Twitter. Seems to be in a good place, these days.

I quite like Colin Mochrie. Wasn't a fan of the tall guy (can't remember his name). And the less said about the US version, the better - just wasn't as good as the UK version.

Ryan Styles was the tall guy. He was good at the improv stuff, but he too often tipped over into the vulgar.  Totally agree about the U.S. version.

I'm glad to hear Tony is in a good place. He's been through a lot, but then genius often does.
           
 

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Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #279 on: March 27, 2019, 03:36:32 AM »
We watched all 3 episodes (45 mins each) of Manhunt on Acorn TV last night. True crime about a London serial killer from the POV of the lead detective on the case (DCI Colin Sutton, played by Doc Martin's Martin Clunes). Well done.
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Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #280 on: March 31, 2019, 12:10:55 AM »
Amazon gets it right...



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Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #281 on: March 31, 2019, 01:42:41 AM »
The only show on TV worth watching right now. Well, except for Supernatural. That's great, too.

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Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #282 on: March 31, 2019, 02:09:19 AM »
This was first a 2011 movie; I'll have to see how it compares.

Amazon gets it right...



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Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #283 on: April 05, 2019, 08:18:02 AM »
Another blast from the...not all that long ago:



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