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Apr 4 2016 14:52

I realize I just said The Path might be stylistically over the top, but then I raved about Hannibal s3. Yes, I contradict myself hahah

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Apr 8 2016 23:36

Adventure Time,
The Middle,
The Walking Dead

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Jun 13 2016 08:15

I think someone mentioned The Devil's Whore? I'm watching that at the moment, it's brilliant.

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Jun 13 2016 14:53

Preacher has been good so far.

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Jun 13 2016 19:05
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I think someone mentioned The Devil's Whore? I'm watching that at the moment, it's brilliant.

Yeah, proper revolutionary telly that. The sequel New Worlds is okay but not as good as the original.

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Aug 26 2016 18:44

Tv program about the low wage economy, it's making the rage rise up even though it's been sanitised. Ain't seen a rat yet.

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Aug 26 2016 19:40

Where can I find The Devil's Whore?

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Aug 26 2016 20:04
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Where can I find The Devil's Whore?

Hell.

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Aug 26 2016 20:06

I fucking knew someone would make that joke! smile

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Aug 26 2016 20:16

You can find the Devil's Whore on Channel 4's watch again facility. The sequel, New Worlds, is also available there.

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Aug 26 2016 20:18

Cheers, Serge.

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Aug 26 2016 22:21

Someone mentioned adventure time -- I have to say, maybe the best american cartoon ever created!

Check out this adventure time critique of private property:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8PuFxU3UZM

basically teaches children about enclosure.

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Sep 16 2016 16:26

The Oblongs, it was a cartoon from a while ago but it's still relevant and really funny.

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Feb 24 2018 19:28

Corporate - a new workplace comedy on Comedy Central. It's more stylized than say, The Office, which tries to mimic a documentary. It's pretty funny stuff.

Rick and Morty - I have been catching up on this one recently. It's a pretty good cartoon, but it's not the greatest thing ever. It's praise has been overblown in some corners of the internet.

Twin Peaks: The Return - I've seen it all, and while I think its entertaining, I don't like it as much as the original series. Plus, I don't really know how to explain the story. Has anyone else seen this?

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Feb 24 2018 22:01

Nowhere Fast - Irish comedy series about a young woman who gets fired from a media job and ends up back home in the countryside.

The Mick - Sweet Dee from Sunny gets some kids.

Shut eye - Fake medium starts getting visions. It's the guy from Burn Notice but they don't let him do accents.

Crazy ex-girlfriend - crazy woman in a musical comedy drama.

The Good Place - Comedy about ethics and philosophy. Takes a little while to get going but I really like it.

Handmade in Mexico, nice BBC show about artisans.

Yes Chef - Very simple cooking show that doesn't fuck about with drama and stuff; people just cook and try to win. No one dedicates anything to their dead parent/kids/the troops.

Michael Tuesdays and Thursdays. Weird show about a guy who has been in therapy for 15 years and starts to wonder about his therapist, who is also struggling with the ethics of writing a book about him. There is a new series out now, but I haven't watched it because I'm worried they'll have fucked it up.

Get Krack!n - fake morning show from Australia, very funny, highlights a whole bunch of stuff about the way women are treated.

Powerless - a little uneven sitcom about people without superpowers working at a subsidiary of Wayne industries. It got cancelled and I can see why but in general it is good and some episodes and gags are really good.

Angie Tribeca - Police Squad with Rashida Jones and Wynn Duffy from Justified. Silly, rapid-fire gags, worth a watch.

Ginger Snaps - cartoon short series about a psychopathic ten year-old girl running a girlscout troop selling cookies like a mafia family.

Ghosted - Adam Scott and Craig Robinson team up to fight ghosts. Thjey manage to rein in CR and play off the charm of the two leads without going overboard (anyone who saw Mr Robinson will know how it goes when the director/writers like CR too much!) Also the supporting cast has Adeel Akhtar and Ally Walker who are good when they are there.

And McMafia was shite.

I watched the first episode of Peaky Blinders but it had too much intrusive music that pissed me off, it's one of thoise things that bugs me. And too much Jack White, two White stripes songs and a raconteurs song in one episode!

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Feb 25 2018 17:24

"You can find the Devil's Whore on Channel 4's watch again facility."

I can't get 4OD to play on my Ubuntu OS. It seems related to flash DRM. I tried various solutions found through search but no joy.

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Feb 26 2018 04:20

Haven't seen many TV series, or own a TV for that matter. Dexter was nice though, if you've been living under a rock this past decade. Oh and Star Trek TNG, if you've really been living under a rock. Don't really care for all the other Star Treks (I like their red and black uniforms; Patrick Stewart even calls himself a socialist, for whatever that's worth -- Labour I guess) . That's about all the television-related stuff I'm into. TV series are too time-consuming to keep up with and would cut into my other time-wasting activities.

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May 29 2019 15:57

I have completed four seasons of Lost. It's good. It's more than just an island survivalist drama - with a bit of supernatural mystery playing an increasing role as the series progresses.

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May 29 2019 17:09

I've just been getting into Derry Girls - proper excellent show, would be intrigued what viewers who aren't familiar with NI context/accents make of it though.
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Khawaga wrote:
Preacher has been good so far.

Is Preacher the only example ever of an adaptation being considerably better than the original source material?

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May 29 2019 19:14
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Is Preacher the only example ever of an adaptation being considerably better than the original source material?

Nope, I'd say The Expanse is a much better example of that than Preacher. That show has just gotten better and better; the books are a bit pulpy and reads much more like fantasy in space, but the show turned it toward hardish sci-fi.

I actually lost interest in Preacher towards the end of season 1, it just didn't go anywhere in my opinion and then didn't bother with season 2. Does it pick up the pace?

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May 29 2019 20:42

Ah, I've not either read or seen the Expanse so not too qualified to judge that one. And I really liked the second series of Preacher, but if I remember right one of the things I enjoyed was how well they conveyed a sense of lethargy and ennui, so maybe not recommended if you found the first one too slow-paced.

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May 29 2019 20:49
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Ah, I've not either read or seen the Expanse so not too qualified to judge that one. And I really liked the second series of Preacher, but if I remember right one of the things I enjoyed was how well they conveyed a sense of lethargy and ennui, so maybe not recommended if you found the first one too slow-paced.

Well, I guess you have to trust me on The Expanse, which I highly recommend, but don't bother with the books unless you really like reading before you watch something (it's an annoying tick I have, been meaning to read Good Omens for years, and even started a few times, but will finally get to it now that the show is debuting end of this month IIRC).

The pace in Preacher wasn't what bothered me, it just lacked a bit of direction IMO (and my partner didn't find it as interesting as me because she never read the comics). I've got Prime so I might give it another go.

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May 30 2019 18:31

Fleabag is perfect. Hilarious, endearing, sad and unnerving. As I say, perfect.

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Jun 4 2019 20:23

I watched the first episode of Fleabag and felt like it was really trying to shock me, but it didn't really and I wasn't that taken with it beyond that. I would have given it another try but all the critics have been wanking over it so much.

The Good Place - I almost gave up, but it turned out to be a lot of fun, I feel like they are hitting the limits of their ideas, so it's lucky they don't have 24 episode seasons or they'd have hit a wall.

AP Bio - Dennis from It's always sunny in Philadelphia, very uneven but has some great moments.

Brooklyn 90 - should probbly stop, but still stick with it fo some reason.

Hotel Babylon - because I'm tired and getting old smile

This summer I plan to watch Derry Girls, catch up on the 100 (leave me alone, it's quite good) watch iZombie (Veronica Mars vs zombies), finally watch the second season of Rectify,(so slow, but I am intrigued, I really want to follow it where it goes) as well as the new season of Michael (tuesdays and thursdays) but as I plan to do loads of prep for work(to make my life easier), prepare for professional exams for money and job security, do some DIY, write a novel etc each summer and never do it who knows what my chances are...

edit: forgot to say if I liked half the show I mentioned last time
Nowhere Fast is very funny, The Mick is sometimes funny, crazy ex-girlfriend is great (Damn I have a season of that to watch too, Ginger Snaps is great too, there was supposed to be second season...

I think I might give up on ever starting Game of Thrones.

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Jun 5 2019 07:24
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I think I might give up on ever starting Game of Thrones.

Don't do it or if you do only watch up til the end of the 4th season. The ending was a steaming pile of reactionary shit. IMHO it's actually worse than the ending of BSG which was another show I once loved that cruelly disappointed me.

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Jun 5 2019 14:17
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trying to shock me

I can’t imagine what gave you that idea?

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Jun 5 2019 15:26
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Don't do it or if you do only watch up til the end of the 4th season. The ending was a steaming pile of reactionary shit. IMHO it's actually worse than the ending of BSG which was another show I once loved that cruelly disappointed me.

Haven't finished GoT, but from some online chatter I've heard most people were unhappy, then again the writing was on the wall as soon as they couldn't rely directly on the book. I agree with BSG, such a great show, at least up until mid-season 3, then most went downhill.

Speaking of shitty endings to shows:

Agent of the First Intl wrote:
I have completed four seasons of Lost. It's good. It's more than just an island survivalist drama - with a bit of supernatural mystery playing an increasing role as the series progresses.

You'll be disappointed in the ending...

These days I am mostly watching anime. Currently really enjoying Rising of the Shield Hero, Dororo, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress. Finished Love is War recently and it was fucking hilarious.

Has anyone seen Catch-22 or Chernobyl yet (are they even out)? I am interested in both of those, and Good Omens.

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Jun 5 2019 16:59

Chernobyl is out on Sky. I think you only have till Tuesday before it gets taken down. I don’t got Sky so I haven’t seen it.
Who’s putting out Catch 22?

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Jun 5 2019 19:19

Catch-22 is a Hulu production, I think, so not sure who would be offering it in Europe. I am in Canada so no access to Sky, though I think some HBO shows are made available on Crave.

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Jun 5 2019 21:06

Crave does all the HBO shows but the current ones are only available on the premium service, which has been threatening to cut me off for giving too many people my password. Apparently about a dozen people watching GoT at the same time at different locations was a bit of a red flag to them.

Watch Schitt's Creek, it's really funny and Moira Rose is now my esthetic goal.