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The Doctor

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #300 on: August 12, 2019, 10:36:09 PM »
I'm currently making my way through Wire In The Blood, dark crime drama based on the books by Val McDermid.

And now series 5 is almost upon us, I thought it was time to give Peaky Blinders a go. Planning to watch the very first episode tonight.
Sounds intriguing from googling. Where are you watching this? on Hulu?

I'm in the UK - don't think we get Hulu here.

I'm watching Wire In The Blood via Amazon Prime, and Peaky Blinders via Netflix (though the episodes are probably available on the BBC iPlayer, too).

 

cecilia_writer

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #301 on: August 13, 2019, 02:30:50 AM »
I've watched Good Omens on Amazon Prime - it's great (in my humble opinion). Just trying to decide if it's time to start at the beginning again.
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Lynn

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #302 on: August 13, 2019, 03:37:02 AM »
I've watched Good Omens on Amazon Prime - it's great (in my humble opinion). Just trying to decide if it's time to start at the beginning again.

I started at the beginning again just last night. :)

The next episode is going to be my reward for finishing my writing today.
 

Vinjii

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #303 on: August 13, 2019, 07:16:15 PM »
I'm watching the second season of Big Little Lies, and Meryl Streep's character is creeping me out.
 

DrewMcGunn

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #304 on: August 13, 2019, 11:47:10 PM »
I just finished watching Chernobyl. It was well produced. There were things I thought were a bit over the top, but on the whole I quite enjoyed it.

Also been watching anything to do with volcanic eruptions... research, you know.


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Simon Haynes

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #305 on: August 14, 2019, 02:20:15 AM »
Never tear us apart: the untold story of INXS. (One of my fave bands.)


 
 
 

 
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Lynn

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #306 on: August 14, 2019, 02:36:12 AM »

Also been watching anything to do with volcanic eruptions... research, you know.

This is how I most enjoy a good research binge. Love the volcano shows. I keep thinking I'm going to get to that book idea someday, but every time I start it, I think, nope, need to watch one more documentary, and I go write something else.

Just watched Grantchester's new season. I enjoyed it. The new guy is interesting. Sometimes the mysteries get overshadowed by personal dramas but they're interesting enough that I don't mind. The characters are where this show shines.
 

PJ Post

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #307 on: August 17, 2019, 03:34:59 AM »




Same story, same characters...very different takes. Both are really well written.

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It may be an acquired taste, but  :tup3b

And I must say, I'm really looking forward to this one...


 

cecilia_writer

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #308 on: August 17, 2019, 05:11:50 AM »
I've watched Good Omens on Amazon Prime - it's great (in my humble opinion). Just trying to decide if it's time to start at the beginning again.

I started at the beginning again just last night. :)

The next episode is going to be my reward for finishing my writing today.

Started again tonight as nothing on tv.
Cecilia Peartree - Woman of Mystery
 

APP

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #309 on: September 05, 2019, 10:51:11 AM »
I just finished watching Netflix's limited series (8 episodes) Green Frontier. It was excellent, except for the last minute--which I didn't think was necessary nor did I totally understand. That aside, I give it 5 stars out of 5 stars.

It's in Spanish with English subtitles.
 

Maggie Ann

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #310 on: September 05, 2019, 11:02:50 AM »
Watching old Perry Mason reruns. Goodness, he does skirt the ethics rules.

Also watching Meerkat Manor. It's like a soap opera with furry little 18" actors.

And my very favorite show, So You Think You Can Dance. Fantastic group this year and one of the best judges panels they've ever had.

           
 

Anarchist

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #311 on: September 05, 2019, 11:15:37 AM »
Watched two short series.

First:





It's no Breaking Bad or The Wire, but it's a lot of fun. Unfortunately, it was cancelled by NBC after two seasons. Abigail Spencer of Rectify stars in the series. She's definitely got acting chops, including great comedic timing.


Second:





One of the worst series I've ever seen. It was cancelled by Fox after three seasons. Clayne Crawford of Rectify stars in the series. Like Spencer, he's awesome. But he couldn't make up for terrible writing and horrible acting by his co-star Damon Wayans.

Both series are currently available on Hulu.

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Rosie Scott

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #312 on: September 09, 2019, 06:44:11 PM »
I just started watching season 2 of Knightfall. It's a phenomenal historical fiction series that's scratching the itch left by waiting patiently for season 4 of The Last Kingdom. Before watching this I had no idea the History Channel could pull off such a fantastic series. The first episode of season 1 was the best pilot of a show I've ever seen, but then again, I'm a sucker for trebuchets.

The show will likely never get a season 3, which makes me pretty upset. Most reviewers on IMDB seem to mistakenly think it's a documentary rather than historical fiction, so its rating is lower than normal. I almost didn't watch it for this reason, but it ranks evenly with The Last Kingdom for me at a solid 9/10.

Edit: Oh, and it's on Netflix for anyone who wants to check it out.
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Betty Blast

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #313 on: September 10, 2019, 02:08:32 AM »
I just finished Another Life. The first five episodes were slow and hard to finish, but I'm so glad that I stuck it out because the last three episodes were fast-paced and intriguing. I'm hoping that it will be renewed for another season.
 

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Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #314 on: September 10, 2019, 03:07:10 AM »
Not watching anything right now. Not until the 10th of next month. Then we get the final season of the only show worth watching.

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The Doctor

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #315 on: September 11, 2019, 05:17:01 PM »
Just finished watching all 4 series of the highly-underrated Absolutely show.

It was a Scottish sketch series on Channel 4 (1989-1993). The show originated on radio, of which I'm making my way through now.

 

Betty Blast

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #316 on: September 12, 2019, 02:38:07 AM »
I just started watching Carnival Row. It's steampunk with fairies, not quite what I expected.
 

PJ Post

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #317 on: September 12, 2019, 03:22:08 AM »
I just started watching Carnival Row. It's steampunk with fairies, not quite what I expected.



Steampunk with fairies is a good description.

I was hoping, like I always do with shows like this, for it to be amazing. It's worth watching to be sure, but in the end I found it to just be okay. The problem with film and television these days is crap/lazy writing. Massive plot holes and character inconsistencies are ignored in favor of emotionally thematic moments, which utterly fail because they haven't been earned.

But I digress...

Carnival Row is a predictable, convoluted mashup of The Alienist and True Blood, with a few sprinkles of Game of Thrones added in for good measure. It's frustrating to, because, in spite of the heavy-handed social and political commentary, it could have been really really good. I believe the missing ingredient was nuance.
 

Simon Haynes

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #318 on: September 12, 2019, 03:22:59 AM »
Binging on Mindhunter.  What's throwing me is the kind of sepia tone to the cinematography, which has me constantly thinking the series is set in the fifties, not the seventies. Obviously many people under the age of 40 worked on this series, and to them the late 70's are clearly ancient history.


 
 
 

 
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Edward M. Grant

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #319 on: November 05, 2019, 04:11:27 AM »
Watched the latest season of Archer. It was funny, but definitely running out of steam.
 

Llano

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #320 on: November 05, 2019, 07:12:59 AM »
I've pretty much given up on TV. I get enough politics and social justice shoved down my throat reading the news. I don't need more of it in entertainment.
 

JRTomlin

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #321 on: November 05, 2019, 07:36:52 AM »
I watch very little tv because most of what is on does not interest or entertain me. What I do watch is generally on Netflix. It's not a series, but tonight I am finally going to watch ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre.  I put it off for a long time because I know that it will be upsetting.
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Maggie Ann

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #322 on: November 05, 2019, 11:02:24 AM »
Watched Tiny House World. There were only a few seasons, so I finished that.

Then I tried watching Travels by Narrowboat, but it was very boring just to watch someone traveling through a tunnel in a boat and I found the narrator/host/boat owner to be unsympathetic. I've been curious about narrowboats since I read the Hillary Greene mystery series. Hillary lives on a narrowboat and it's just like the name implies. Very long and very narrow and built to travel the canals of England.

I'm also watching reruns of the Carol Burnett show but I laugh so much that it annoys my dog. He really gets very upset.
           
 

cecilia_writer

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #323 on: November 14, 2019, 09:48:27 PM »
Watched Tiny House World. There were only a few seasons, so I finished that.

Then I tried watching Travels by Narrowboat, but it was very boring just to watch someone traveling through a tunnel in a boat and I found the narrator/host/boat owner to be unsympathetic. I've been curious about narrowboats since I read the Hillary Greene mystery series. Hillary lives on a narrowboat and it's just like the name implies. Very long and very narrow and built to travel the canals of England.

I'm also watching reruns of the Carol Burnett show but I laugh so much that it annoys my dog. He really gets very upset.

We had rather a memorable holiday on a narrowboat ages ago - we managed to experience all kinds of weather in a week, including a gale that blew us right across to the far side of the canal as we came out of a lock, and got us stuck in the mud there. I got soaked and stung all over by nettles trying to push the boat away from the bank. There was also a tunnel that was so terrifying that I let my older son steer us through it while I sat in the cabin attempting to get so immersed in the first Harry Potter book that I forgot about all the tons of rock and earth above our heads ... Good times!
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cecilia_writer

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #324 on: November 14, 2019, 09:53:09 PM »
Anyway, back to tv series - I recently watched a fascinating series (probably only shown in the UK due to nerdy subject-matter) called The Great Model Railway Challenge, in which teams of model railway nerds competed against each other by building amazing layouts in 2 or 3 days. I think the best round was when they had to build something themed on a blockbuster movie, one team built their own model railway Jurassic Park and another one made a Harry Potter themed one with the Glenfinnan Viaduct, flying car and quidditch game in progress.
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Maggie Ann

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #325 on: November 15, 2019, 12:27:12 AM »
Watched Tiny House World. There were only a few seasons, so I finished that.

Then I tried watching Travels by Narrowboat, but it was very boring just to watch someone traveling through a tunnel in a boat and I found the narrator/host/boat owner to be unsympathetic. I've been curious about narrowboats since I read the Hillary Greene mystery series. Hillary lives on a narrowboat and it's just like the name implies. Very long and very narrow and built to travel the canals of England.

I'm also watching reruns of the Carol Burnett show but I laugh so much that it annoys my dog. He really gets very upset.

We had rather a memorable holiday on a narrowboat ages ago - we managed to experience all kinds of weather in a week, including a gale that blew us right across to the far side of the canal as we came out of a lock, and got us stuck in the mud there. I got soaked and stung all over by nettles trying to push the boat away from the bank. There was also a tunnel that was so terrifying that I let my older son steer us through it while I sat in the cabin attempting to get so immersed in the first Harry Potter book that I forgot about all the tons of rock and earth above our heads ... Good times!

Making memories!!! Glad you survived.

I wouldn't want to even attempt to steer one of those things and turning one around is totally out of the question.
           
 

DrewMcGunn

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #326 on: November 15, 2019, 05:56:21 AM »
Just watched the first episode of the Mandalorian.
It was nice to get back to vintage Star Wars.


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Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #327 on: November 15, 2019, 06:58:17 AM »
Then I tried watching Travels by Narrowboat, but it was very boring just to watch someone traveling through a tunnel in a boat and I found the narrator/host/boat owner to be unsympathetic. I've been curious about narrowboats since I read the Hillary Greene mystery series. Hillary lives on a narrowboat and it's just like the name implies. Very long and very narrow and built to travel the canals of England.

I love to watch Cruising the Cut on Youtube. Dave is a great host and does more than just float on the canals without any explanation about what's going on. His videos make me think I'd love to be on those canals as a lifestyle. As an indie author, publishing on the internet, I could do my "work" anywhere. So, why not on a canal? 

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PJ Post

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #328 on: December 06, 2019, 06:35:41 AM »


The Mandalorian on Disney+

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They pretty much had me at baby Yoda...

 

Simon Haynes

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #329 on: December 06, 2019, 12:50:24 PM »
Binging on Buffy (again).   They just added the series to stan.com.au so I paused Parks & Recs to watch it.  Mind you, I only watch TV when I'm designing ads, updating cover art, etc. That's why I like shows with dialog vs action-heavy.

 
 
 

 
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Maggie Ann

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #330 on: December 06, 2019, 12:56:34 PM »
Starting tomorrow, it will be The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Season 3.

           
 

VanessaC

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #331 on: December 08, 2019, 12:19:27 AM »
It's winter in Scotland which means long, dark nights. Perfect for TV! I am making full use of my Amazon Prime subscription.

I dropped in on this thread a while back and someone had mentioned Wire in the Blood - thank you, went and watched them all and had forgotten how good they were!

Recently finished re-watching Killjoys (now complete at 5 seasons) and currently re-watching Dark Matter.

On "normal" TV, I'm also watching the new series of the Brokenwood Mysteries, which I really enjoy. Only one more episode, though.
     
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Lynn

Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Reply #332 on: December 08, 2019, 01:05:49 AM »
The Mentalist.

I love that show. So glad I'm finally getting the chance to see it all, but man, I'm losing so much writing time because I can't stop watching. :D