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Re: The TV Thread

Postby CatNamedRudy » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:16 pm

I've heard that but I'm thinking if the
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Re: The TV Thread

Postby PistolPoet » Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:04 pm

I certainly hope so!
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Re: The TV Thread

Postby Moon-Crane » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:49 am

I'd just been reading about that.

[SPOILER] retiring from acting after Game Of Thrones S4

I'll certainly miss him in the show.
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Re: The TV Thread

Postby Ariel » Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:36 pm

I'm a very late comer to the Game of Thrones owing to having only just got that channel and not being able to access catch up tv, I'm a bit lost at the moment but I do know who killed him lol :twisted:
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Re: The TV Thread

Postby Moon-Crane » Thu May 29, 2014 10:19 pm

Quite enjoying Penny Dreadful so far. Nice looking show.

Anybody watch Hannibal? That's got to be the most beautiful, and creepy, looking show currently out there.

Between the above two shows and American Horror Story, horror based dramas are having a decent run.
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Re: The TV Thread

Postby CatNamedRudy » Fri May 30, 2014 3:05 am

I have friends that love American Horror Story. I've never gotten into it. Haven't seen Hannibal either.
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Re: The TV Thread

Postby Wezzo » Fri May 30, 2014 8:56 am

Not tried Penny Dreadful, but American Horror Story is great, campy fun, and Hannibal is beautifully disturbing.

Next on my to-watch list will be True Detective S1, I think. Heard so many positive things.
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Re: The TV Thread

Postby Wyokie » Fri May 30, 2014 2:21 pm

I never even heard of Penny Dreadful. Is this a series that only airs in the UK?
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Re: The TV Thread

Postby Wezzo » Fri May 30, 2014 2:26 pm

Wyokie wrote:I never even heard of Penny Dreadful. Is this a series that only airs in the UK?


It's on Showtime: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_Drea ... _series%29
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Re: The TV Thread

Postby Wyokie » Fri May 30, 2014 2:34 pm

Wezzo wrote:
Wyokie wrote:I never even heard of Penny Dreadful. Is this a series that only airs in the UK?


It's on Showtime: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_Drea ... _series%29


Oh....that explains it. I don't have Showtime. :lol:

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Re: The TV Thread

Postby welshben23 » Fri May 30, 2014 2:49 pm

Wezzo wrote:Not tried Penny Dreadful, but American Horror Story is great, campy fun, and Hannibal is beautifully disturbing.

Next on my to-watch list will be True Detective S1, I think. Heard so many positive things.


It cured my insomnia! 8-)
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Re: The TV Thread

Postby Moon-Crane » Fri May 30, 2014 3:54 pm

welshben23 wrote:
Wezzo wrote:Not tried Penny Dreadful, but American Horror Story is great, campy fun, and Hannibal is beautifully disturbing.

Next on my to-watch list will be True Detective S1, I think. Heard so many positive things.


It cured my insomnia! 8-)


:lol:

I thought it was alright. But i did enjoy it more for the two leads working together rather than being blown away by an amazing script.

Penny Dreadful's also a slow burner, but it works well.
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Re: The TV Thread

Postby Moon-Crane » Fri May 30, 2014 3:58 pm

Wezzo wrote:and Hannibal is beautifully disturbing.


It's a gorgeous show. Stunning cinematography. And Mads Mikkelsen plays a fantastic Lecter. Great screen presence.
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Re: The TV Thread

Postby CatNamedRudy » Fri May 30, 2014 6:39 pm

Wezzo wrote:Not tried Penny Dreadful, but American Horror Story is great, campy fun, and Hannibal is beautifully disturbing.

Next on my to-watch list will be True Detective S1, I think. Heard so many positive things.


I tried so hard to like True Detective. I just couldn't. I lasted a few episodes but it just wasn't working for me.
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Re: The TV Thread

Postby Moon-Crane » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:46 am

I rewatched all 8 episodes of True Detective in one day, this last weekend, and i loved it. It definitely benefits from indulging in the show in a short period of time and concentrating on the events. The first time i watched the show it was an episode roughly every couple of weeks, and with it more in the background while doing other things. I'm glad shows like this get produced.

I'd also spent the last couple of months revisiting 24 from s1 to s8, ready for the new season. That hasn't stood the test of time in my eyes. While I was always lukewarm to the show anyway, I find the scripts are so ropey and the dialogue is so appalling that it spoils any of my enjoyment of the fun parts. It's a cut and paste job from a series of plot devices repeated ad infinitum. It'll always keep marks for some of the styling - such as the multiscreen stuff - and the general idea will always be an interesting/clever/ambitious one, but the execution just makes me angry :lol:

To be fair, i've enjoyed the six eps of s9 i've seen so far more than any of s6-s8 eps I zoomed through in the previous couple of weeks.
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Re: The TV Thread

Postby CatNamedRudy » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:00 am

Maybe I'll give True Detective another shot. It's one of those shows that I really want to like.
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Re: The TV Thread

Postby DiceMan » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:45 am

just rewatched all of Seinfeld, and then I find that Amazon Prime has the whole Sopranos series for streaming. On season 3 of it now


I know Game of Thrones season 4 ends this month too, I've only seen 2 episodes. Gonna' marathon that as well
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Re: The TV Thread

Postby Moon-Crane » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:08 pm

Just the season finale left to watch for Game of Thrones S4 now. Enjoyable enough last couple of episodes, although i seem to be in the minority of preferring ep9's
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battle at the Wall
over ep8's
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battle for Tyrion's life
. I felt like they phoned in the plot for the ending of ep8, I could see it unfolding so easily. Looked nice, dramatic and gory, but was a bit lazy for what i'm used to from the show. The
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Wall
episode never really matched the
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Battle Of Blackwater
or the
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Red Wedding
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Re: The TV Thread

Postby CatNamedRudy » Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:51 am

I enjoyed The Wall stuff but not as much as much as the previous episode. I knew what was going to happen in both episodes but Tyrion is one of my all time favorite TV characters so Ep.8 was more enjoyable for me. I found Ep9 the least compelling of the Ep9's thus far. Still though, I liked it and I agree about the relationship between Jon and Sam.

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Re: The TV Thread

Postby Moon-Crane » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:56 pm

Pleasing enough conclusion to the season on Game Of Thrones, i thought. Pity to see
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The Hound meet his demise (or i assume he has, even though we haven't seen his on-screen death) as i liked That relationship dynamic with Arya
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Glad to see
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Re: The TV Thread

Postby JT » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:12 pm

Anyone in the U.S. watch 'The Amerikans' on FX?
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Re: The TV Thread

Postby CatNamedRudy » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:37 pm

JT wrote:Anyone in the U.S. watch 'The Amerikans' on FX?


Haven't seen that one yet but I've been told it was good.
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Re: The TV Thread

Postby Moon-Crane » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:23 pm

CatNamedRudy wrote:
JT wrote:Anyone in the U.S. watch 'The Amerikans' on FX?


Haven't seen that one yet but I've been told it was good.


I haven't seen that. Nice design on the S1 box set, though. Do you recommend the show, JT?
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