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Post by M99 on Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:00 pm

Chernobyl is great. Its meticulously crafted and very emotional. The acting, soundtrack, writing, directing and cinematography is all very good. It certainly is one of the best miniseries I've seen but its not close to Band Of Brothers for me personally. This is one strange show to get upvoted to shit at IMDB. Its not the type of show that attracts dedicated fanbases or cult following, its really strange it got rated this high at IMDB. Maybe it was to balance out GOT Laughing

I thought Sharp Objects would have Emmys on a lock but in the space of a year we also got When They See Us and Chernobyl. Bravo. Always love watching one off miniseries, especially in this recent age where season gaps are close to two years for most shows.

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Post by RealGunner on Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:03 pm

Finished season 1 of Lost

Actually got really really good. Amazing even.



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Post by El Gunner on Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:27 pm

season 3 - 4 is the peak imo

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Post by Don't call me James on Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:31 am

@RealGunner wrote:Finished season 1 of Lost

Actually got really really good. Amazing even.


First 3 seasons of Lost are amazing. Mindblowing television, even.

Season 4 is really really good and the pace really picks up.

And then season 5 and 6, it slowly starts to transition into an area where even the writers had no idea what they were doing. It's unfortunate how the ending ruined the whole series for a lot of people because otherwise Lost had amazing moments of television.

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Post by BarrileteCosmico on Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:36 am

@RealGunner wrote:Finished season 1 of Lost

Actually got really really good. Amazing even.




Enjoy it man. Just remember it's about the journey and not the ending.

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Post by Hapless_Hans on Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:46 am

Quite honestly, it's downhill after Season 1. A long, ever increasing slide downhill with a few pretty great highlights scattered over seasons 2, 3, 4

Story is still full of suspense and surprises, but the 22 episode full season formats leads to so much time wasting, starting in season 2.

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Post by El Gunner on Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:04 pm

@Hapless_Hans wrote:Quite honestly, it's downhill after Season 1. A long, ever increasing slide downhill with a few pretty great highlights scattered over seasons 2, 3, 4

Story is still full of suspense and surprises, but the 22 episode full season formats leads to so much time wasting, starting in season 2.


for real I felt that for season 2, but I think in season 3 to 4 the pace picks up a bit, especially 4 and you kind of get used to the drawn out arcs by then.

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Post by Hapless_Hans on Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:14 pm

@El Gunner wrote:
@Hapless_Hans wrote:Quite honestly, it's downhill after Season 1. A long, ever increasing slide downhill with a few pretty great highlights scattered over seasons 2, 3, 4

Story is still full of suspense and surprises, but the 22 episode full season formats leads to so much time wasting, starting in season 2.


for real I felt that for season 2, but I think in season 3 to 4 the pace picks up a bit, especially 4 and you kind of get used to the drawn out arcs by then.


Yes you are right, dramatically, season 2 is struggling the most to fill the air, but seasons 3 and 4 the promise and mystery of the narrative starts to fall apart slowly

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Post by Sina on Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:10 pm

Just found out about this

De Dag
Belgian TV Series (2018)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6144672/?ref_=tt_urv

based on summary and reviews this looks interesting
may check it out some other time

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Post by Blue on Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:07 am

Anyone else liked The Pacific more than Band of Brothers? I felt The Pacific gave an experience like no other when it came to war movies and series. It was hell on earth, shows the brutality of war like i have never seen before.

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Post by El Gunner on Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:35 pm

I don't have a good history with high school dramas, but just finished episode 1 of Euphoria, and I was so ready for the second episode.. who tf doesn't release all episodes at once these days??? :facepalm:

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Post by Kaladin on Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:56 am

Barry is the best TV show right now after Chernobyl

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Post by RealGunner on Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:35 am

@El Gunner wrote:I don't have a good history with high school dramas, but just finished episode 1 of Euphoria, and I was so ready for the second episode.. who tf doesn't release all episodes at once these days??? :facepalm:


If you want to watch a good high school drama, watch skins. Unless you already have. Possibly one of the greatest shows ever made (season 1-3 anyways). Nearly every actor on that show went on to do great things in hollywood lol.



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Post by Thimmy on Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:42 am

@RealGunner wrote:
@El Gunner wrote:I don't have a good history with high school dramas, but just finished episode 1 of Euphoria, and I was so ready for the second episode.. who tf doesn't release all episodes at once these days??? :facepalm:


If you want to watch a good high school drama, watch skins. Unless you already have. Possibly one of the greatest shows ever made (season 1-3 anyways). Nearly every actor on that show went on to do great things in hollywood lol.





I love Skins. I binge watched the first three or four seasons together with my ex, and we were both completely addicted to it. I definitely recommend the show to anyone. I remember reading that they made an American adaptation of the show, but I'm guessing it didn't do well, because I haven't heard anything about it since then Razz

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Post by RealGunner on Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:01 am

I wish there were more seasons with the first generation but all of their arcs were completed so it made sense for them to not show up again.

2nd generation was okay but after that it was a disaster imo

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Post by RealGunner on Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:26 pm

@El Gunner wrote:season 3 - 4 is the peak imo

@Don't call me James wrote:

First 3 seasons of Lost are amazing. Mindblowing television, even.

Season 4 is really really good and the pace really picks up.

And then season 5 and 6, it slowly starts to transition into an area where even the writers had no idea what they were doing. It's unfortunate how the ending ruined the whole series for a lot of people because otherwise Lost had amazing moments of television.

@BarrileteCosmico wrote:

Enjoy it man. Just remember it's about the journey and not the ending.

@Hapless_Hans wrote:Quite honestly, it's downhill after Season 1. A long, ever increasing slide downhill with a few pretty great highlights scattered over seasons 2, 3, 4

Story is still full of suspense and surprises, but the 22 episode full season formats leads to so much time wasting, starting in season 2.

@El Gunner wrote:
@Hapless_Hans wrote:Quite honestly, it's downhill after Season 1. A long, ever increasing slide downhill with a few pretty great highlights scattered over seasons 2, 3, 4

Story is still full of suspense and surprises, but the 22 episode full season formats leads to so much time wasting, starting in season 2.


for real I felt that for season 2, but I think in season 3 to 4 the pace picks up a bit, especially 4 and you kind of get used to the drawn out arcs by then.

@Hapless_Hans wrote:
@El Gunner wrote:
@Hapless_Hans wrote:Quite honestly, it's downhill after Season 1. A long, ever increasing slide downhill with a few pretty great highlights scattered over seasons 2, 3, 4

Story is still full of suspense and surprises, but the 22 episode full season formats leads to so much time wasting, starting in season 2.


for real I felt that for season 2, but I think in season 3 to 4 the pace picks up a bit, especially 4 and you kind of get used to the drawn out arcs by then.


Yes you are right, dramatically, season 2 is struggling the most to fill the air, but seasons 3 and 4 the promise and mystery of the narrative starts to fall apart slowly

So I am on Season 2 episode 15

I can see what you guys meant about season 2 being slower. It is quite apparent. However I think it would have been worse for me if i was watching it weekly rather than binging. It's not as bad if you binge watch.

One thing which is annoying is how they just create the backstory to fit in and connect the modern situation. I had this problem with Arrow (far worse there though) and it's the same here. Some are enjoyable to watch but i really can't stand Charlie's backstory or Claire's.

Also Jin and sun best couple by FAR. Best backstory and a natural chemistry between the two characters.

Jack is a shit leader. But then he doesn't want to lead ("He dun want it"). Makes me miss prime Rick tbh.

Also i must say, event hough this show came in 2004, it did far more for diversity and strong female characters than most of today's show despite how strong the movement is in 2019 than it was in 2004 (barely any social media). Quite impressed tbh.
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Post by Sina on Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:42 am

@Sina wrote:
@Sina wrote:Dark/Stranger Things/Handmaid's Tale/Man in the high castle
looking forward to new seasons of those shows in 2019

Dark season two will be released on 21st June 2019
:bow:




will re-watch first season before 2nd season
too many details


holy shit gfgfhgfhsdhjsds
2nd season
Mind= blown

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Post by Myesyats on Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:28 pm

Does anyone else also rate Dark? I'm considering watching it after i;m done with Chernobyl.
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Post by El Gunner on Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:57 pm

Dark is awesome.

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Post by Sina on Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:02 pm

For Me Dark>stranger things
however the former may not be everyone's cup of tea

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Post by El Gunner on Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:08 pm

lol stranger things is so overrated.
Typical fanfare genre gimmick

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Post by M99 on Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:12 am

Dark is amazing. Mysteries with actual satisfying explanations that make sense, much superior to Lost. If it was English language it would have been much more massive.

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Post by Robespierre on Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:13 am

I'm gonna begin Dark.

@El Gunner wrote:lol stranger things is so overrated.
Typical fanfare genre gimmick

I agree!
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Post by BarrileteCosmico on Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:26 am

anyone got a summary of dark season 1? swear I forgot everything

stranger things is very enjoyable but I wouldn't say great

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Post by Myesyats on Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:09 am

Stranger things is not overrated imo, the show has a great premise, the visuals are outstanding, the writing/characters are top notch, the story holds up well. Can't pinpoint any actual flaws.
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Post by RealGunner on Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:12 pm

Finished season 2 of Lost. Amazing ending ffs

Wish the seasons were 5 episodes shorter though.
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