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Post by BarrileteCosmico on Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:37 pm

So GL, give us your top 5/10/whatever for Best of Film, TV & Games

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Re: Best of 2016

Post by El Gunner on Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:39 pm

I'll do my top 10 films in middle February right before or after the Oscars, by that point I probably still wouldn't have seen Silence, Fences and Moonlight.

TV Series:
1. Narcos - incredibly consistent. Even better than the first season. Every episode had quality suspense and importance, and it felt like it always ended on a cliffhanger. Wagner Moura was a masterclass again. And I even began to like the American lead, Boyd Holbrook more.

2. Atlanta - took a few episode to really get going and realise you are watching a unique artist's work at work. Danny Glover is incredible as both actor and writer. The one of a kind off-beat humour gets better as the season progresses, as does the drama angle around Earn's (Glover) life.

3. Westworld - coming in I think we all expected much of this, and it didn't disappoint. I think though in terms of how detailed and meticulous this was, it surprised us all a bit. It isn't wow, like Game of Thrones was when it started. But it is top class quality in many aspects, especially the performances from the actors.

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Re: Best of 2016

Post by RealGunner on Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:44 pm

TV Shows


1) Game Of Thrones
2) Westworld
3) Daredevil
4) The Night Of
5) House of Cards
6) The Walking Dead
7) Luke Cage
Cool Stranger Things

Movies

1) Arrival
2) Star Wars: Rogue One
3) The Jungle Book
4) X-men Apocalypse
5) Captain America: Civil War
6) Zootropolis
7) Batman Vs Superman
Cool Deadpool

Games

1) Bioshock 1
2) Bioshock Infinite
3) Uncharted 4
4) Dark Souls 3
5) Final Fantasy 15

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Re: Best of 2016

Post by RealGunner on Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:48 pm

Haven't seen La La land or Silence though. 2016 had a lot of movies on the same 7.5-8.0 level tbh. Arrival was the only standout for me along with Rogue one.

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Re: Best of 2016

Post by BarrileteCosmico on Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:04 pm

TV Shows

1. Westworld
2. Stranger Things
3. Game of Thrones
4. Black Mirror
5. Narcos
6. The People vs OJ Simpson
7. Bojack Horseman
8. Broad City
9. You're the Worst
10. The Night Of

Haven't seen Atlanta and this season of The Americans yet though, both of which apparently had killer seasons

Movies I haven't seen Arrival, Rogue One, Moonlight or La La Land yet, so I'll wait to make a list, but shout out to Hunt of the Wilderpeople and 10 Cloverfield Lane which will surely make the top 5


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Re: Best of 2016

Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:09 pm

Laughing I feel like i need to watch more TV and Films lol.

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Re: Best of 2016

Post by M99 on Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:29 am

TV
Game of Thrones
Westworld
Black Mirror
Stranger Things
Narcos

Movies
Arrival
Civil War
Rogue One
The Jungle Book
Deadpool

Yet to see La La Land, Moonlight, Silence and Atalanta.

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Re: Best of 2016

Post by Glory on Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:43 am

TV
1. Rick and Morty  eco smile  (Is it okay I put this in here?, technically not a tv series, but still easily rivaled and trumped anything I have seen I thought)
2. Night Of
3. Westworld
4. Orange is the New Black
5. Game Of Thrones
6. Stranger Things

Movies
1. La la Land
2. Zootopia
3. Arrival
4. Sairat (An Indian film )
5. Hail Ceaser
6. Midnight Special
7. Captain America-CW
8. American Honey


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Re: Best of 2016

Post by Freeza on Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:44 am

@Glory wrote:TV
1. Rick and Morty  eco smile  (Is it okay I put this in here?, technically not a tv series, but still easily rivaled and trumped anything I have seen I thought)
2. Night Of
3. Westworld
4. Game Of Thrones
5. Stranger Things

Movies
1. La la Land
2. Zootopia
3. Arrival
4. Sairat (An Indian film )
5. Hail Ceaser
6. Midnight Special
7. Captain America-CW
8. American Honey


What do you mean about Rick and Morty? It is most definitely a tv series

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Re: Best of 2016

Post by Glory on Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:47 am

Oh okay then. Thumbs up
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Re: Best of 2016

Post by Freeza on Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:53 am

I'll wait to post movies list until I have a bigger sample.

Games: didn't play any Sad

TV
1. Game of Thrones
2. The Night Of
3. Westworld
4. Atlanta
5. Black Mirror
6. The Get Down
7. Silicon Valley
8. Stranger Things
9. Love
10. The 100



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Re: Best of 2016

Post by Glory on Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:00 am

@Freeza wrote:I'll wait to post movies list until I have a bigger sample.



Same here. I need to update that list I posted as well. I feel like this year has been like one of the least in terms of movies I have seen. Thats basically it, the ones I have posted. Sad
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Re: Best of 2016

Post by El Gunner on Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:30 am

Was Game of Thrones really that great this year?

Thinking back, I can only think of the Hodor moment which was epic, and the well-directed battle of the basterds.

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Re: Best of 2016

Post by BarrileteCosmico on Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:54 am

The final was also epic. It was inconsistent but when it was great it was the GOAT

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Re: Best of 2016

Post by Pedram on Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:08 am

1. Game of Thrones
2. Black Mirror
3. House of Cards
4. Westworld
5. Orange is the new Black
6. The Americans
7. The Night Of
8. Stranger Things

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Re: Best of 2016

Post by Firenze on Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:18 am

Best Game
Fifa 17

Best Movie
The Journey starring Alex Hunter

Best TV series
Game of Thrones
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Re: Best of 2016

Post by Glory on Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:24 am

@El Gunner wrote:Was Game of Thrones really that great this year?

Thinking back, I can only think of the Hodor moment which was epic, and the well-directed battle of the basterds.


This. GoT was meh for me too. Inconsistent storylines, big plot holes. Direction was brilliant. Some particular sequences were epic. But thats about it. I miss the GoT that stayed true to the source material, the brilliance of the 1st 4 seasons.
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Re: Best of 2016

Post by Firenze on Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:34 am

The TV show is the source material now. Proud

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Re: Best of 2016

Post by Glory on Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:42 am

Doubt Martin would ever write some of those sequences the way they showed in the show (dat Arya arc for example). Felt they wanted to make it all of a sudden Hollywoodish with cringy Terminator style chase scenes and shadow fights. Laughing

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Re: Best of 2016

Post by zigra on Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:44 am

GoT was obviously shit this season. Like really pleb show quality.

Best 2016 TV show was Westworld I think. Not sure which shows have been released this year but looking at the lists in here it's clearly on top. I'd say something like:

Westworld
Black Mirror
Stranger Things

Maybe something like that but I still need to watch a few shows.


Really didn't play enough games. Blood and Wine is obviously on top but that's about it.

I sound a lot more negative than I am IMO
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Re: Best of 2016

Post by Firenze on Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:49 am

Even the good shows for me this year were B+ tier. Stranger Things, Night Of, WestWorld (let down by some meh slow paced eps early on IMO)

Need to get around to Narcos eventually
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Re: Best of 2016

Post by BarrileteCosmico on Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:54 am

@Glory wrote:
@El Gunner wrote:Was Game of Thrones really that great this year?

Thinking back, I can only think of the Hodor moment which was epic, and the well-directed battle of the basterds.


This. GoT was meh for me too. Inconsistent storylines, big plot holes. Direction was brilliant. Some particular sequences were epic. But thats about it. I miss the GoT that stayed true to the source material, the brilliance of the 1st 4 seasons.


Black mirror was just as, if not more, inconsistent and it still makes it pretty high on people's lists

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Re: Best of 2016

Post by zigra on Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:55 am

@Glory wrote:Doubt Martin would ever write some of those sequences the way they showed in the show (dat Arya arc for example). Felt they wanted to make it all of a sudden Hollywoodish with cringy Terminator style chase scenes and shadow fights. Laughing


The whole show has become more hollywood with each season, didn't happen suddenly.

@Firenze wrote:Even the good shows for me this year were B+ tier. Stranger Things, Night Of, WestWorld (let down by some meh slow paced eps early on IMO)

Need to get around to Narcos eventually

Can agree with that. No show (or movie btw) came close to blowing me away. But I have very high hopes for 2017.
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Re: Best of 2016

Post by Pedram on Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:56 am

@BarrileteCosmico wrote:
@Glory wrote:
@El Gunner wrote:Was Game of Thrones really that great this year?

Thinking back, I can only think of the Hodor moment which was epic, and the well-directed battle of the basterds.


This. GoT was meh for me too. Inconsistent storylines, big plot holes. Direction was brilliant. Some particular sequences were epic. But thats about it. I miss the GoT that stayed true to the source material, the brilliance of the 1st 4 seasons.


Black mirror was just as, if not more, inconsistent and it still makes it pretty high on people's lists

Agreed, imo Black Mirror had 2 great episodes and the other four were meh.

I think our standards has gone up rather than the quality of TV shows going down, we've been spoiled by great shows that has been released in recent years.

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Re: Best of 2016

Post by El Gunner on Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:24 pm

Watched Captain America: Civil War again, and shame on me for having to confirm how great I thought it was on first watch. I couldn't believe that a Marvel movie could be as high on my year-end list, but it deserves to be. 5/5 movie, don't think Marvel will ever top it.

In addition, I would say it is my favourite movie of 2016 thus far, can only see La La Land and/or Manchester By the Sea beating it.

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