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Post by elitedam on Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:34 pm

@Glory wrote:The Handmaid's Tale. :bow:
Anyone else watched it?


I've heard a lot of good things about it. Is it depressing though?

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Post by RealGunner on Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:38 pm

@elitedam wrote:
@Glory wrote:The Handmaid's Tale. :bow:
Anyone else watched it?


I've heard a lot of good things about it. Is it depressing enough?


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Re: The TV Series Thread - Part 5

Post by M99 on Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:45 pm

I've seen it has a lot of good reviews and sexist neckbeards on FB complain that its feminist propaganda.

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Re: The TV Series Thread - Part 5

Post by elitedam on Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:46 pm

I don't mind watching depressing stuff. I just have to be in the right mood for it.
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Re: The TV Series Thread - Part 5

Post by BarrileteCosmico on Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:54 pm

Watched the first 2 episodes of GLOW. Was pretty fun. Plan on finishing it.

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Re: The TV Series Thread - Part 5

Post by McLewis on Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:49 am

Glad to hear that about Glow, BC. Gonna try it myself as well.

As for Handmaid's Tale. Yes, it's depressing. And yes it's bleak, brutal and oppressive, but it's also incredibly atmospheric, well written, has tongue-in-cheek dialogue from a strong lead (Offred's inner monologues give me Dexter-vibes) and the cinematography is fantastic. A must watch honestly.

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Re: The TV Series Thread - Part 5

Post by Glory on Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:12 am

@elitedam yep it is depressing. But for people who have survived stuff like Manchester by the Sea and 13 Reasons Why recently, I don't think this would be much. Laughing  I think here, unlike others, the idea is far more depressing than the actual story.

@M99 Not surprised by the propaganda bs. And I think that's a cover up more than anything to hide their actual intentions. People can't accept truth perhaps. It do show men in a somewhat negative light, but honestly what I felt was the writer was simply warning us of a disturbing truth which easily could happen in the future(/or is happening right now in some messed up cultures) if we aint careful.

Its a good thing to sometimes view an artwork just as an artwork. If there's indeed a propaganda and which is clear to see I would condemn that too. Here even if subtly there is one, I think overall depth of the subject and the way its executed (which is obviously perfect, those performances by some of the actors, like Elizabeth Moss for example :bow: not to mention, the show's peach of a cinematography). For those reasons, I believe it ultimately deserves to be viewed primarily as a piece of art.

Perhaps we need to get a hold of the source material by Margaret Atwood.
Because I am yet to understand a lot of things here. The show was very vague in depicting especially the pre-Gilead, at least for me.
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Re: The TV Series Thread - Part 5

Post by Tomwin Lannister on Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:51 pm

@Firenze wrote:it's entertaining but I'd be surprised if you didn't end up dropping it after a couple seasons, I watched most of it before stopping. It falls into a rhythm and recycles feuds and plotlines constantly, like a character will get development and you will think it's completely wrapped up and then it starts all over again rinse and repeat. You start to see the pattern and it becomes pretty boring.



Fell away from suits for this reason, it rehashes plots like nothing before it.

Every time you think a situation is wrapped up the individual comes back with something else and nothing is ever truly finished.

Worth watching for 2-3 seasons though, up until that point it's entertaining.

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Re: The TV Series Thread - Part 5

Post by Sri on Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:58 pm

@Hapless_Hans wrote:
@M99 wrote:The Night Manager was legit. Was basically a 6 hours James Bond film minus Aston Martins and big action set pieces. Are me and James the only ones who watched it here?

Nah I saw it. Was quality, if a bit too slick for my taste. Also the woman was unbelievably hot Laughing
Watched it after reading your recommendations - 6h well spent Thumbs up
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Re: The TV Series Thread - Part 5

Post by NascarBarca on Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:59 am

Has anyone seen Broadchurch/is it good?

I've just come across it for the first time. I don't know anything about it other than that the whole shows tone was influenced by Olafur Arnalds and he does all the music for it (present day composer), an artist I've appreciated since middle school. Looks like it's been well received.

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Re: The TV Series Thread - Part 5

Post by Freeza on Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:50 pm

Emmys should be shut down. Absolutely disgraceful nominees given...

They're just nominating beased on names. I refuse to believe they actually saw the nominated shows.

There's too much TV for academy members to vote for TV awards, it's not movies where you can watch one in 2 hours.

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Re: The TV Series Thread - Part 5

Post by El Gunner on Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:44 pm

Anyone started with Preacher season 2 yet?

And is the new Prison BReak really worth it?

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Re: The TV Series Thread - Part 5

Post by RealGunner on Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:46 pm

What do people think about 'It's always sunny in Philadelphia'?

Just starting it now due to peer pressure. 1st episode was quite good.
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Re: The TV Series Thread - Part 5

Post by Freeza on Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:51 pm

@RealGunner wrote:What do people think about 'It's always sunny in Philadelphia'?

Just starting it now due to peer pressure. 1st episode was quite good.


It's absolutely hilarious. The D.E.N.N.I.S system is some of the funniest shit I've ever seen

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Re: The TV Series Thread - Part 5

Post by BarrileteCosmico on Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:11 am

GOAT series

I didn't think you were into comedies RG

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Re: The TV Series Thread - Part 5

Post by RealGunner on Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:26 pm

I'm not. Just selected sitcoms. I like this one so far. 12 seasons is a bit put off. Does it maintain consistency?
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Re: The TV Series Thread - Part 5

Post by McLewis on Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:20 am

Yeah it's been a consistently great show throughout honestly. Each season has some absolutely golden episodes. Keep watching!

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Re: The TV Series Thread - Part 5

Post by RealGunner on Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:45 pm

4 eps in and it's really good.
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Re: The TV Series Thread - Part 5

Post by RealGunner on Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:05 pm

Finished season 1. That charlie got molested episode rofl rofl

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Re: The TV Series Thread - Part 5

Post by NascarBarca on Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:31 pm

Lmao I'm in the same boat as RG. Just discovered it's always sunny earlier this summer. I'm about halfway through season 3 atm, I love it. Hilarious show.

Just watched ep 1 of Black Mirror. Wow. Really impressed, I can't wait to watch more tbh

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Re: The TV Series Thread - Part 5

Post by Nishankly on Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:29 pm

Randomly saw an episode of "The Good Place" on TV, Was a decent pilot and a great plot. Anyone watched it?
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Re: The TV Series Thread - Part 5

Post by BarrileteCosmico on Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:04 pm

If you guys make it to S09 there is a hilarious episode called Flowers for Charlie written by the showrunners of GoT.

Ever since then there's been speculation that the Sunny showrunners will be invited to write a GoT episode, tentatively titled "The Gang Brings Down the Wall"

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Re: The TV Series Thread - Part 5

Post by RealGunner on Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:53 pm

I fell of the chair watching charlie got crippled episode. S2:E1.

This show is hilarious man.
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Re: The TV Series Thread - Part 5

Post by M99 on Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:40 am

Used my HBO Now subscription to watch The Leftovers. Its really good, I'm glad I watched it but I have seen lot of people on the internet call it one of the greatest shows of all time which I really don't see.

Takes a while to get going in season 1 but it turns to be quite great. Season 2 was my favorite and season 3 should have gotten acting nominations for Carrie Coon and Justin Theoroux, maybe Eccleston too.

Spoiler:
I'm not sure how I feel about Kevin having the ability to return from the dead but those dream/afterlife sequences are brilliant. That and Carrie Coon's acting were the best parts about the show.

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Re: The TV Series Thread - Part 5

Post by Onyx on Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:40 pm

Breaking Bad 2.0? hmm


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Re: The TV Series Thread - Part 5

Post by McLewis on Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:17 am

Half way through it and it's definitely not at Breaking Brad's level.... Not even close. Lacks the same menace.

Despite that, a good show that will very likely get better and better.

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