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What TV are you watching and how would you rate it? [Revive from FRDB]

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Startgate - SG1 Maybe 4/10, potentially higher if I give it more time.

Just to be clear I love SF, books, film and TV. I never watched a lot of Stargate when it was aired, just because it struck me as a relatively low budget cash is to a surprise hit film. I caught the first couple episodes and the odd one here and there over the years. Recently I have had a bit of time and thought I'd revisit the series. Wow - just watching the first few episodes (up to Ep4) has been really difficult. Can someone who is a bigger fan of this show please tell me if it gets better, because seriously I cannot understand how this it ran for 10 years based on what I have seen so far. Poor acting, poor writing and mostly unbelievable. For example: without a serious Mcguffin translating device how are we supposed to believe that all these pre-western civilisations just happen to speak perfect American English? Bah humbug.

I compare it to the new instalment of Battlestar Galactica that only ran for 4 seasons and am a bit shocked that it managed to last as long as it did - but maybe I need to be more patient.

Other series on the go:

Archer - Vice 9/10 - This season has seriously revived the show. I've always loved it and they took a big risk re-jigging things for season 5 in a big way but I think apart from a couple episodes it has been fantastic. Just the last one to go now and I will be sad when it is finished.

The Walking Dead 8/10
Finally something is actually happening in the second half of the 4th season - not that I completely disliked all of the episodes prior to the last two but they certainly could have got their shit together sooner.

Cosmos 8/10
I had issues with the way sections of some of the episodes were presented. The banal whoosh bang special effects without adequate narration or context in the first 10 minutes of ep1 and the blatant wishful thinking/speculation of ep4 annoyed me the most. Stating that "For all we know all this could be the inside of a black hole" while standing in a parking lot just rubbed me the wrong way. That said I think the show is a fabulous counter to vast amount of horse shit out there in the public domain regarding our current understanding of reality. The direct confrontation with various creationist/ID and anti-science claims on a stage such as this is long overdue.
 

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As the originator of this thread on FRDB, allow me to commiserate with you about the poor choice of thread title. About once a month, someone will saunter along and describe their television (Sony 45 inch, blah) and how they would rate it. They'll do this with the "I both take things hyper-literally AND am completely ignorant of context" style of "humor" that serves as a back-handed criticism of your inattention to proper thread title verbiage.

IT NEVER GETS OLD!
 

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Doc Martin, when us local liberals can afford it. I love Pauline. I can't make out what she's muttering under her breath half the time but she is the perfect addition to the show. I was saddened to see Elaine go but, I'm over her now.
Vikings, though I don't know why. Vikings are cool and this show is pretty much first out of the gate for the Viking genre so, Vikings it is. I think they're way cooler than Zombies.

Everything else is filler.
 

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As the originator of this thread on FRDB, allow me to commiserate with you about the poor choice of thread title. About once a month, someone will saunter along and describe their television (Sony 45 inch, blah) and how they would rate it. They'll do this with the "I both take things hyper-literally AND am completely ignorant of context" style of "humor" that serves as a back-handed criticism of your inattention to proper thread title verbiage.

IT NEVER GETS OLD!

Hah, okay. I might flick a message to an admin to see if I can get that sorted. Probably an example of why you should not start threads while slightly drunk.
 

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So this is an anime show about a world where a virtual world has been overlayed over the real world and is accessable through the use of glasses
This means that people now own virtual pets and generally interact with a reality that others can't see
It also allows for some pretty cool visuals and ideas (Like the giant pinky-purple anti-virus software)
Then of course things start to take a turn for the worse and bad things begin to happen within this world invovling some sort of old code that messes with people when they are using their glasses
And it is pretty good
The characters are all interesting and the technology is used well to create some rather interesting situations for the characters
the animation is also really well done and I like the more muted color scheme that they have

Hellsing Ultimate 8/10
Still anime
And this is how vampires should be done
This is over the top awesome and the later episodes crank the action to 11 and just go crazy
Some pacing issues but still fun

How I met your mother 5/10
I'm not really sure if I can say I like this show or not
It does have some fun moments
but then it seems to have equal amounts of boredom
So I don't hate it
but I'm not sure how much longer I will keep going with it

And on the coming up to watch list I have an anime called X'amd and trying out Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad and Elementary
 

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Game of Thrones Season 4 9.5/10

Very happy to have this back on TV. I think this show is amazing - the acting, writing and production kick ass and they do a very good job with the large number of concurrent storylines. I know that fantasy is not everyone's cup of tea but the wholesale popularity of the show I think is a testament to how well it is made. Take a bow HBO.

On a side note - I seem to remember in the early 2000's there were only a few decent drama series on TV - The Soprano's and The Wire (Still the greatest show ever IMO) Is it just me or has there been a bit of an upswing in the quality of TV shows being made? In the last 5-7 years we have had GOT, Breaking Bad, House of Cards, True Detective, Generation Kill, Sherlock, The Walking Dead, Boardwalk Empire, The Newsroom .... I'm sure there are a few more depending on your preferences. Admittedly I was partying a lot more back then but I just don't remember there being as much good content.
 

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I was ignoring this show until I discovered it was created by Armando Ianucci. I've watched the first four episodes, and quite enjoyed them. It's funny, but not quite in the class of its forerunner, The Thick Of It, which I found much more abrasive in its style. Somehow the verité in that one is just that bit more vrai.

7.5/10
 
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Startgate - SG1 Maybe 4/10, potentially higher if I give it more time.

Just to be clear I love SF, books, film and TV. I never watched a lot of Stargate when it was aired, just because it struck me as a relatively low budget cash is to a surprise hit film. I caught the first couple episodes and the odd one here and there over the years. Recently I have had a bit of time and thought I'd revisit the series. Wow - just watching the first few episodes (up to Ep4) has been really difficult. Can someone who is a bigger fan of this show please tell me if it gets better, because seriously I cannot understand how this it ran for 10 years based on what I have seen so far. Poor acting, poor writing and mostly unbelievable. For example: without a serious Mcguffin translating device how are we supposed to believe that all these pre-western civilisations just happen to speak perfect American English? Bah humbug.

Stargate SG-1 is more about the characters, their interactions, and their growth than anything else. The special effects get better as the series goes on, and they eventually start weaving in long story lines in addition to stand alone episodes. Unfortunately, if the lack of a universal translator is what keeps you from getting into the series, that issue will never be resolved. Pretty much any alien species encountered by SG-1 is able to communicate with them verbally, and it is never explained, you just have to chalk that up to suspension of disbelief. On the other hand, any extinct civilization leaving behind only written communication is not given the same treatment. At that point it is up to Daniel Jackson, often in a race against time, to decipher the language.

The spin-off series Stargate Universe was far superior as far as story line, f/x, and just about any other way you look at it. Unfortunately, it was cancelled after only two seasons, and was never wrapped up properly. The producers had intended to do a movie to wrap things up after they found out that they had been cancelled, but that fell through as well.

I compare it to the new instalment of Battlestar Galactica that only ran for 4 seasons and am a bit shocked that it managed to last as long as it did - but maybe I need to be more patient.

I was a huge fan of the reboot of BSG right up until the very end. I won't spoil if for you if you haven't seen it, but I felt betrayed by the way they finished the series up. It seems that I am in the minority in that regard, as compared to other BSG fans I have talked to over the years, but I would just as soon have had the producers leave me hanging on that one. At this point I just have to pretend that the series finale never happened.
 

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[...]

Hellsing Ultimate 8/10
Still anime
And this is how vampires should be done
This is over the top awesome and the later episodes crank the action to 11 and just go crazy
Some pacing issues but still fun

[...]

Hellsing Ultimate is silly and over the top, but that's what makes it into a fun parody of action shows and vampire shows. It even has its own completely different and unnecessarily complicated vampire myth.
 

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Stargate SG-1 is more about the characters, their interactions, and their growth than anything else. The special effects get better as the series goes on, and they eventually start weaving in long story lines in addition to stand alone episodes. Unfortunately, if the lack of a universal translator is what keeps you from getting into the series, that issue will never be resolved. Pretty much any alien species encountered by SG-1 is able to communicate with them verbally, and it is never explained, you just have to chalk that up to suspension of disbelief. On the other hand, any extinct civilization leaving behind only written communication is not given the same treatment. At that point it is up to Daniel Jackson, often in a race against time, to decipher the language.

Haha - I have noticed the use of that plot device already. I have got about 3/4 through the first season and have run out of willpower - don't suppose you could give me a rough indication of the season in which it starts to get a bit more interesting storyline wise?

The spin-off series Stargate Universe was far superior as far as story line, f/x, and just about any other way you look at it. Unfortunately, it was cancelled after only two seasons, and was never wrapped up properly. The producers had intended to do a movie to wrap things up after they found out that they had been cancelled, but that fell through as well.

I never watched any of the spin-offs - I was aware of this one but remember it being cancelled relatively early. Not that SG universe fits the mould but I think that as I have aged I have lost the ability to suspend belief with the more formulaic stand-alone style SF shows. I used to watch a bit of the various Star Trek incarnations - DS9, voyager etc and loved the nex gen when I was a kid. When I catch episodes on TV now I find them almost unwatcheable.

I was a huge fan of the reboot of BSG right up until the very end. I won't spoil if for you if you haven't seen it, but I felt betrayed by the way they finished the series up. It seems that I am in the minority in that regard, as compared to other BSG fans I have talked to over the years, but I would just as soon have had the producers leave me hanging on that one. At this point I just have to pretend that the series finale never happened.

Mate, finale - what finale? I too have selective retrograde amnesia regarding that appalling deus ex machina wrap up of what was such an excellent series. It's interesting that you have spoken to fans that were happy, I have had the opposite experience with pretty much universal dislike for the conclusion.

BTW - have you seen Continuum? A friend recommended it to me and I am trying to decide if it is worth the time.
 

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I watch Continuum. Watched Helix too, and Revolution. I am a binge watcher though, and I think they make more sense watched that way.

Continuum has an interesting plot device. The protagonist is on the "wrong" side, the "terrorists" are on the "right" side. But the protagonist is good, the terrorists are bad. I have heard it said the show is only for Canadian intellectuals, which explains it's small audience = P
 

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Haha - I have noticed the use of that plot device already. I have got about 3/4 through the first season and have run out of willpower - don't suppose you could give me a rough indication of the season in which it starts to get a bit more interesting storyline wise?

Honestly, if you're not hooked by the end of season 2, give it up, SG-1 is just not for you.

I never watched any of the spin-offs - I was aware of this one but remember it being cancelled relatively early. Not that SG universe fits the mould but I think that as I have aged I have lost the ability to suspend belief with the more formulaic stand-alone style SF shows. I used to watch a bit of the various Star Trek incarnations - DS9, voyager etc and loved the nex gen when I was a kid. When I catch episodes on TV now I find them almost unwatcheable.

Stargate Universe broke out of the mold to which I think you are referring. It was a linear story line, if you missed an episode, you might be quite lost by skipping on to the next one. They also tended to directly confront some of the issues that other SF shows tend to ignore, issues like just where the food and water comes from when you are trapped on an automated alien star ship that does not expect you to be on board. The differences between SGU, and what one typically expects of a SF series may have contributed to its cancellation. It had very good ratings during the first season, but they took a nose dive in the first half of the second season. This could have been because of the bleak setting, combined with the fact that you could not just jump into the series on any given episode without being totally lost with regard to the plot.

Mate, finale - what finale? I too have selective retrograde amnesia regarding that appalling deus ex machina wrap up of what was such an excellent series. It's interesting that you have spoken to fans that were happy, I have had the opposite experience with pretty much universal dislike for the conclusion.

I'm glad that I'm not the only one who felt that way. I did not really have any real-life friends who were fans of the BSG reboot, so I was discussing it mostly with fans on the internet. I suppose I can finally chalk that up to the fanboi mindset.

BTW - have you seen Continuum? A friend recommended it to me and I am trying to decide if it is worth the time.

No, I have not watched Continuum, but have been intrigued by it as well.
 

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The Blacklist is the best T.V. series that I have ever seen. I give it a 9.5/10. It loses 0.5 ONLY because the supporting actor is a little cheesy. It baffles me that this show does not have more popularity.
 

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I just read that The Blacklist is on at a bad time but totally dominates its hour in every way,

"'The Blacklist' (2.8/8 in adults 18-49, 11.4 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) matched the show’s highest 18-49 rating since Feb. 24 and delivered the show’s biggest overall audience since Dec. 2. “The Blacklist” is a dominant #1 in the hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in every key ratings measure, and, with ABC’s “Castle” in rebroadcast, “Blacklist” topped the ABC-CBS drama competition combined in every key demographic. Versus NBC’s averages in the time period last season, “The Blacklist” was up 40% in 18-49 (2.8 vs. 2.0, L+SD, non-sports) and up 98% in total viewers (11.4 million vs. 5.7 million)"

from http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/20...0-18-49-ratings-on-the-big-4-networks/252362/
 

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I checked out Vikings. Totally hooked on it now = ) Damn good show. Another show with no "good" or "bad" guys.

Way better than "Game of I have no Idea What the Fuck I am doing with All these Characters or Where the Hell these books are Going Which Is why I have to Kill them Off and Take Years to Write the Next part of the Story Thank HBO for trying to Clean Up this Huge Stupid Mess I have made"

BTW, I did like Stargate, and gave Stargate Universe a shot, but no Richard Dean Anderson, no win.
 

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House of Cards (season 2)

Still top notch. I was expecting a little more tension and mayhem in the season finale, but it's still good.

8.5/10
 

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House of Cards (season 2)

Still top notch. I was expecting a little more tension and mayhem in the season finale, but it's still good.

8.5/10

I tried to get into it and barely finished the first episode because they kept breaking the "show, don't tell" rule.
 

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I just (as in less than 20 minutes ago) finished Season 3 of The Mentalist, having started Season 1 about six weeks ago. I rate it overall about 7/10, with individual episodes varying from 5/10 to 9/10. I have the disadvantage of having gotten into Elementary first, and see an awful lot of formulaic overlap between these two shows.

One rather annoying [SPOILER WARNING] silliness:


Agent van Pelt has now managed to date two men who were only using her to get inside the CBI. You'd think after the first one they'd start vetting her boyfriends.

 

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Tried out Breaking Bad
Normally I wouldn't go for a show like this, but EVERYONE just kept going on and on and on about how great it was and so after a while I checked it out
And I didn't like it
I can see why other people do like it, but it just isn't something I can really get into

On a side note, the one thing that really annoyed me was the shaky cam for EVERYTHING, is this something that happens all the way through this series?
 

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In the spirit of preventing James Brown from being disappointed, I would just like to say that I am watching a Panasonic Viera TH-P46S10A TV, and that it has excellent picture and sound quality, despite being several years old. 9/10.

(He is right. It NEVER gets old). See you all next month!

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Not exactly what this thread is going for but..

I don't deliberately watch any TV shows with actual actors, sit-coms, dramas, crime-shows.. what have you. In fact, the only 'TV' I watch is different sports, and the occasional property or cooking show when my girlfriend gets to the TV first.

So, with that said today I'll be watching Champions League soccer, and throughout the summer I'll be watching MLB baseball. You can imagine what that's like to watch so I'll let you form your own opinions about it instead of giving it a rating. What I like about watching sports like this though, is watching athletes who have spent their entire lives mastering their respective sport. I'm not a typical sports fan in the sense that I don't pick teams and go into depressive spells when they lose, instead I just like watching important matches between skilled teams with skilled players. There is nothing more exciting to me than the seventh or eighth inning of the seventh game of the American league championship. Watching that unfold is much more interesting to me than cheap jokes or formulaic drama.

That said, I have heard that there are a good number of great shows floating around these days, and in the past 5 years I watched a lot of 'Mad Men' and 'The Wire'. I liked both of those a lot, but after a while it seemed like the producers of them kept producing more episodes for the sake of profit, rather than an actual solid story-line. In other words, once you've seen 4 seasons of Mad Men or The Wire, you've seen them all.

I think in a way that's why I still prefer film to TV. When someone makes a film it's usually confined to a few hours, so the story is naturally self contained, and if it's aiming to be a work of art it usually works a lot better.
 

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Not exactly what this thread is going for but..

I don't deliberately watch any TV shows with actual actors, sit-coms, dramas, crime-shows.. what have you. In fact, the only 'TV' I watch is different sports, and the occasional property or cooking show when my girlfriend gets to the TV first.

So, with that said today I'll be watching Champions League soccer, and throughout the summer I'll be watching MLB baseball. You can imagine what that's like to watch so I'll let you form your own opinions about it instead of giving it a rating. What I like about watching sports like this though, is watching athletes who have spent their entire lives mastering their respective sport. I'm not a typical sports fan in the sense that I don't pick teams and go into depressive spells when they lose, instead I just like watching important matches between skilled teams with skilled players. There is nothing more exciting to me than the seventh or eighth inning of the seventh game of the American league championship. Watching that unfold is much more interesting to me than cheap jokes or formulaic drama.

That said, I have heard that there are a good number of great shows floating around these days, and in the past 5 years I watched a lot of 'Mad Men' and 'The Wire'. I liked both of those a lot, but after a while it seemed like the producers of them kept producing more episodes for the sake of profit, rather than an actual solid story-line. In other words, once you've seen 4 seasons of Mad Men or The Wire, you've seen them all.

I think in a way that's why I still prefer film to TV. When someone makes a film it's usually confined to a few hours, so the story is naturally self contained, and if it's aiming to be a work of art it usually works a lot better.

Interesting. It would be inaccurate for me to say I like watching sport, because really I only really like watching Rugby. I am more typical - I have my teams and while I can enjoy the odd game in which they are not playing I don't seek them out.

You are right about the 4 season mark for The Wire, though to be fair they could have pushed it a lot further and it is a credit to the creators that they stopped at the end of S5. I have to say though that in the last few years I have not seen many films that are nearly as engaging as the better TV shows out there. Yes, with bigger budgets there is scope for action that you don't get on TV, though it is getting tediously overplayed. I have found that for engaging and detailed storytelling films are being left far behind by the smaller screen recently, in favour of re-imagining No 54, re-make No 789, Comic Book Hero film No 88 and re-boots of series that ended less than 5 years ago.
 

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Orphan Black started its 2nd season.

Great series. The series focuses on Sarah Manning, a woman who assumes the identity of her clone, Elizabeth (Beth) Childs, after witnessing Beth's suicide. The series raises issues about the moral and ethical implications of human cloning and its effect on issues of personal identity.

The series passes the Bechdel Test. The women seldom talk about men and relationships. They talk about themselves and their situation and the bigger picture.

The women characters are very realistic, very individual, have likeable and unlikeable traits, and are all played by the same actress.

Great series.
 

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica
http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70302572

Sweet IPU fuck me, I watched a magical girl anime and liked it. I suppose it helps that the anime is full of tragedy and


a very convoluted Groundhog Day-style time travel plot device that doesn't get revealed until towards the end of the 12 episode series.



Sure, you're watching middle school girls (complete with those stupid schoolgirl uniforms) transform into stupid-looking superheroes, but


every single one of those middle school girls dies, sometimes over and over again thanks to the time travel. Then they find out they're all destined to become the very monsters they've been fighting. Oh, and the adorable animal-looking friend who transformed them into magical girls did it so he can harvest them as an energy source, which turns out to be the whole point of the turning-into-monsters thing.



It's like a grownup deconstruction of the magical girl genre as just about every trope in it is turned into something horrible.
 

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Orphan Black started its 2nd season.

Great series. The series focuses on Sarah Manning, a woman who assumes the identity of her clone, Elizabeth (Beth) Childs, after witnessing Beth's suicide. The series raises issues about the moral and ethical implications of human cloning and its effect on issues of personal identity.

The series passes the Bechdel Test. The women seldom talk about men and relationships. They talk about themselves and their situation and the bigger picture.

The women characters are very realistic, very individual, have likeable and unlikeable traits, and are all played by the same actress.

Great series.

If she's the same age as her clone, then they missed one of the most important aspects of cloning: when you clone someone the result is an infant, not an identical adult.
 

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Doing another binge run of Baby Einstein DVD's, hoping they'll improve my Mensa scores and all around adult development.

After that, digging Fargo (7/10), catching up on Boardwalk Empire (8/10) and anxious for the Penny Dreadful premiere (0.02/10)
 

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They are not identical in looks or personality. They do look somewhat alike though. The actress does a fantastic job of playing all the different persona.
 

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I just started watching Psych on Netflix.

It's about this guy who's really good at observing things who pretends to be a psychic to get some money as a private detective helping the police. It's pretty fucking hilarious.
 

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Orphan Black started its 2nd season.

Great series. The series focuses on Sarah Manning, a woman who assumes the identity of her clone, Elizabeth (Beth) Childs, after witnessing Beth's suicide. The series raises issues about the moral and ethical implications of human cloning and its effect on issues of personal identity.

The series passes the Bechdel Test. The women seldom talk about men and relationships. They talk about themselves and their situation and the bigger picture.

The women characters are very realistic, very individual, have likeable and unlikeable traits, and are all played by the same actress.

Great series.

If she's the same age as her clone, then they missed one of the most important aspects of cloning: when you clone someone the result is an infant, not an identical adult.

Who said any of the characters is the template/original? :)
 

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I just started watching Psych on Netflix.

It's about this guy who's really good at observing things who pretends to be a psychic to get some money as a private detective helping the police. It's pretty fucking hilarious.

They just had the series finale. I watched most seasons and enjoyed it a lot. The cast has great chemistry and the writing set the standard for use of 80s pop culture references. The hidden pineapple gimmick is genius.
 

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I'm rationing House of Cards to max 2 episodes a week. You always expect Kevin Spacey to be good, but Robin Wright is bloody amazing. Not quite as gripping as the shorter Brit version, but it's holding my attention. 9/10

One night a week, the saddest comedy I can ever remember: Huff. Lots of talent, but way over the top. 6/10

Suppertime on CTS - the worst word they leave unhiccupped is "ass" - The West Wing. If I'd known it was coming to Netflix, I wouldn't have missed so many cooking shows in the same time-slot on another network. I never watched it first time around and am amazed at how current the ten-year-old political problems are. Superb cast and script, some crazy camera work. 8/10 - only because they too often talk faster than I can hear.

Scariest show in the whole frickin world: MI5. Budgeting it very carefully, coz nothing like this will ever happen again. 12/10
 

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I've lately been caught up in "The Amazing Race All Stars."

Yeah, I know...reality TV. But I've got a couple excuses.

First off, it comes on one hour before Cosmos on Sunday night. It helps kill the time before NDGT brings the science.

Second, I've spent some time with the "country singers" Caroline and Jennifer, thanks to the fact that a friend of mine used to be in charge of promotion for their record label. They're actually very nice, talented people and I hope they win.
 

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I'm rationing House of Cards to max 2 episodes a week. You always expect Kevin Spacey to be good, but Robin Wright is bloody amazing. Not quite as gripping as the shorter Brit version, but it's holding my attention. 9/10
You might like Boss with Kelsey Grammer. As good as House of Cards is, I think Boss is a cut above. Kelsey Grammer does a very good job with this role. Forceful and ruthless. Politician perfect.
 

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Watching Person of Interest. Started off as a batman-esque show and is now a full on sci-fi thriller.
 

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You might like Boss with Kelsey Grammer. As good as House of Cards is, I think Boss is a cut above. Kelsey Grammer does a very good job with this role. Forceful and ruthless. Politician perfect.
Thanks. I just noticed it the other night and slotted it in for "after". With Netflix Ca, we don't have a huge selection.
 

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You might like Boss with Kelsey Grammer. As good as House of Cards is, I think Boss is a cut above. Kelsey Grammer does a very good job with this role. Forceful and ruthless. Politician perfect.
Thanks. I just noticed it the other night and slotted it in for "after". With Netflix Ca, we don't have a huge selection.

Dude, get a US VPN like everyone else in the country has. There's no need to limit your selection due to these arbitrary restrictions.
 

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Finished suffering through Once Upon a Time Season 3. Shit just happens. No build up. Don't like it.
 

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Once Upon a time started really well - imaginative story lines and good acting; the parallel worlds was intriguing. Then they started dragging in Disney characters and gads-know-what and it deteriorated. Now it's like some kind of zombie that keeps going just because it keeps going. Somebody, please put it down already!

Dude, get a US VPN like everyone else in the country has
Yes, as soon as the current contract is finished.
 

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Once Upon a time started really well - imaginative story lines and good acting; the parallel worlds was intriguing. Then they started dragging in Disney characters and gads-know-what and it deteriorated. Now it's like some kind of zombie that keeps going just because it keeps going. Somebody, please put it down already!
What I find somewhat humorous is that in the finale is they never explain

why the portal started or where whosey went to in the first place or how whosey was even able to start the portal without any of the ingredients?!?

You start the episode wondering what the Witch is up to, and the episode ends up a farce of how Emma keeps on nearly destroying the timeline.

That pissed me off. Though not as much as the "twist" at the end. I felt like Truman Capote in Murder by Death.
 

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I have recently binged on Vikings

I know some people have felt let down by the historical accuracy of the show, especially given the involvement of the History Channel but I don't care, it's really entertaining. Plus the History Channel stopped having much to do with real history long ago.

Solid 7.5/10.
 

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Coupling (UK) - Started Season One again. I don't think there has ever been a comedy that can withstand so many repeat viewings. An absolute comic classic!
 

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I just finished the second (and last) season of The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.

After watching the first season, I thought "wow, that's so over the top and ridiculous, there's absolutely no way that they could top...oh...wait. They just did."

I don't "laugh out loud" at too many things. This was one of them.

8/10
 

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Coupling (UK) - Started Season One again. I don't think there has ever been a comedy that can withstand so many repeat viewings. An absolute comic classic!

You should watch the US version. It will completely ruin the series for you and then you can spend your time watching something new.
 

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Coupling (UK) - Started Season One again. I don't think there has ever been a comedy that can withstand so many repeat viewings. An absolute comic classic!

You should watch the US version. It will completely ruin the series for you and then you can spend your time watching something new.
Did it even last long enough to be considered a "series"? *poofs to Wiki*

The show had 11 episodes filmed, but they only showed 4. When it originally came out I didn't even think of watching it, knowing the US would mess it up big time.
 

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Now on at a decent time
I can finally see more na na na na na na na nna na na BATMAAAAAAAAAAN!:love:

Also they finally put the Daily Show back on
 

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Coupling (UK) - Started Season One again. I don't think there has ever been a comedy that can withstand so many repeat viewings. An absolute comic classic!

You should watch the US version. It will completely ruin the series for you and then you can spend your time watching something new.
Did it even last long enough to be considered a "series"? *poofs to Wiki*

The show had 11 episodes filmed, but they only showed 4. When it originally came out I didn't even think of watching it, knowing the US would mess it up big time.

Ya, I wanted to do that, but one of my friends from high school was one of the main actors, so I felt obligated. It was terrible.
 

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Coupling (UK) - Started Season One again. I don't think there has ever been a comedy that can withstand so many repeat viewings. An absolute comic classic!

Esp. the Spiderman ep.

If ever there was proof of differing national senses of humour it's the fact that the US can make brilliant original comedy but consistently stuff up every time they try to remake comedy from another country.

Are the remakes because they don't like to pay royalties or are they tweaking so as not to expose US citizens to different ideas?
 

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Coupling (UK) - Started Season One again. I don't think there has ever been a comedy that can withstand so many repeat viewings. An absolute comic classic!

Esp. the Spiderman ep.

If ever there was proof of differing national senses of humour it's the fact that the US can make brilliant original comedy but consistently stuff up every time they try to remake comedy from another country.

Are the remakes because they don't like to pay royalties or are they tweaking so as not to expose US citizens to different ideas?

They're entertainment executives. They genuinely believe they are improving the product and making it more popular with American audiences. I think they're wrong, of course, but that's probably why I'm not paid a bloated salary.
 
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