spo posted:

Jack Ryan- they keep redoing this story but I like this modern day version. Wendell Pierce is perfect in this role. If this series continues I hope it leads into the John Clark stuff.

I watched the first 3 episodes last night. For me, the actor to watch is Ali Suliman, who oddly enough plays Suleiman. 

mneeley490 posted:
spo posted:

Jack Ryan- they keep redoing this story but I like this modern day version. Wendell Pierce is perfect in this role. If this series continues I hope it leads into the John Clark stuff.

I watched the first 3 episodes last night. For me, the actor to watch is Ali Suliman, who oddly enough plays Suleiman. 

Already renewed for a second season. Noomi Rapace (Girl With The Dragaon Tattoo) joins the cast next season.

Loved the first 6-episode season of Derry Girls.  Set in Londonderry / Derry in Northern Ireland around 1990. Follows a group of Catholic school girls.

Really sharp, profane and funny. If you liked the Brit series Peep Show you'd probably enjoy this. The dialogue comes fast and furious, though, so if you aren't familiar with Northern Ireland accents you might miss a fair bit. (You can probably watch it with subtitles.) Mrs. S's family is from Belfast, so I was able to catch 90% of it.

A clip from one episode:

https://youtu.be/a4q_4wCwQFM

sunnylea57 posted:

Loved the first 6-episode season of Derry Girls.  Set in Londonderry / Derry in Northern Ireland around 1990. Follows a group of Catholic school girls.

Really sharp, profane and funny. If you liked the Brit series Peep Show you'd probably enjoy this. The dialogue comes fast and furious, though, so if you aren't familiar with Northern Ireland accents you might miss a fair bit. (You can probably watch it with subtitles.) Mrs. S's family is from Belfast, so I was able to catch 90% of it.

A clip from one episode:

https://youtu.be/a4q_4wCwQFM

That clip is right up my alley.  Is it available in the US?  Netflix, Amazon?

thelostverse posted:
sunnylea57 posted:

Loved the first 6-episode season of Derry Girls.  Set in Londonderry / Derry in Northern Ireland around 1990. Follows a group of Catholic school girls.

Really sharp, profane and funny. If you liked the Brit series Peep Show you'd probably enjoy this. The dialogue comes fast and furious, though, so if you aren't familiar with Northern Ireland accents you might miss a fair bit. (You can probably watch it with subtitles.) Mrs. S's family is from Belfast, so I was able to catch 90% of it.

A clip from one episode:

https://youtu.be/a4q_4wCwQFM

That clip is right up my alley.  Is it available in the US?  Netflix, Amazon?

Hmmm. It appears not. But there are always ways to watch it, not that I want to elaborate here.

The new Magnum PI reboot will be on tonight.  I am a huge fan of the original, so I suppose I will watch this to see how it compares.  But I am not holding my breath.

Electric Dreams - i like this quite a bit. Has a blade runner feel at times. Great stories and visually appealing.

A big Thank You to all of you here who recommended The Americans. My wife and I have binged on the first 4 seasons in the last few weeks, and are totally taken by this excellent series.

It was unavailable for current viewing in our area, but it turns out that it is available on DVD from the local public library! Unfortunately, we are 73rd in line to get Season 5, so there would have to be a delay prior to us seeing it, but we're going away for 4 weeks on holiday in a few days anyway so this all works out for the best; we might be able to get it as soon as we return home. It's almost like someone's keeping an eye on us to make sure this happens.

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Rothko posted:

The new Magnum PI reboot will be on tonight.  I am a huge fan of the original, so I suppose I will watch this to see how it compares.  But I am not holding my breath.

I was wondering when the reboot would happen.  I wouldn't say I was a huge fan, but I did enjoy watching it if anything for the scenery.  When the reboot of Hawaii-Five O came out, I thought it was good for the first half dozen episodes.  Then the novelty wore off, and you realized that it was the same plot that gets resolved at the end of the show.   I will probably watch it, but it will need something to make me DVR it.

doubled posted:
Rothko posted:

The new Magnum PI reboot will be on tonight.  I am a huge fan of the original, so I suppose I will watch this to see how it compares.  But I am not holding my breath.

I was wondering when the reboot would happen.  I wouldn't say I was a huge fan, but I did enjoy watching it if anything for the scenery.  When the reboot of Hawaii-Five O came out, I thought it was good for the first half dozen episodes.  Then the novelty wore off, and you realized that it was the same plot that gets resolved at the end of the show.   I will probably watch it, but it will need something to make me DVR it.

I don't think I've read more poor reviews on a TV show for a while.  My mom watched the original and kept trying to convince us kids to watch it with her.  Other than the 308, I just didn't get it.  Love Hawaii, though.

PH

Rothko posted:

The new Magnum PI reboot will be on tonight.  I am a huge fan of the original, so I suppose I will watch this to see how it compares.  But I am not holding my breath.

Count me as one who watched the original and loved it. This one, from the previews I've seen, makes him seem more like a James Bond wannabe. Selleck had charm. Don't know what Jay Hernandez brings to the table other than hyper-action scenes.

"Ivan, did you see the sunrise this morning?"

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I was a big fan of the original (not when it aired but in syndication) - Hernandez was pretty good in Expanse but in a supporting role

I was able to catch the last 10 minutes of Magnum PI.  What stood out was the action screen where Magnum leaps from an out of control vehicle onto a chopper.   I know you have to suspend disbelief.  But c'mon.

seaquam posted:

A big Thank You to all of you here who recommended The Americans. My wife and I have binged on the first 4 seasons in the last few weeks, and are totally taken by this excellent series.

It was unavailable for current viewing in our area, but it turns out that it is available on DVD from the local public library! Unfortunately, we are 73rd in line to get Season 5, so there would have to be a delay prior to us seeing it, but we're going away for 4 weeks on holiday in a few days anyway so this all works out for the best; we might be able to get it as soon as we return home. It's almost like someone's keeping an eye on us to make sure this happens.

Thanks for the heads up on this. As with you it is available at our local library, but season 1 is currently out on loan. Will reserve it.

steve8 posted:
seaquam posted:

A big Thank You to all of you here who recommended The Americans. My wife and I have binged on the first 4 seasons in the last few weeks, and are totally taken by this excellent series.

It was unavailable for current viewing in our area, but it turns out that it is available on DVD from the local public library! Unfortunately, we are 73rd in line to get Season 5, so there would have to be a delay prior to us seeing it, but we're going away for 4 weeks on holiday in a few days anyway so this all works out for the best; we might be able to get it as soon as we return home. It's almost like someone's keeping an eye on us to make sure this happens.

Thanks for the heads up on this. As with you it is available at our local library, but season 1 is currently out on loan. Will reserve it.

One of the most unappreciated shows in years. Also where many drama series' fail in their finale, this one goes out on top.

steve8 posted:
seaquam posted:

A big Thank You to all of you here who recommended The Americans. My wife and I have binged on the first 4 seasons in the last few weeks, and are totally taken by this excellent series.

It was unavailable for current viewing in our area, but it turns out that it is available on DVD from the local public library! Unfortunately, we are 73rd in line to get Season 5, so there would have to be a delay prior to us seeing it, but we're going away for 4 weeks on holiday in a few days anyway so this all works out for the best; we might be able to get it as soon as we return home. It's almost like someone's keeping an eye on us to make sure this happens.

Thanks for the heads up on this. As with you it is available at our local library, but season 1 is currently out on loan. Will reserve it.

Amazon Prime has seasons 1-6 for streaming.

seaquam posted:

A big Thank You to all of you here who recommended The Americans. My wife and I have binged on the first 4 seasons in the last few weeks, and are totally taken by this excellent series.

It was unavailable for current viewing in our area, but it turns out that it is available on DVD from the local public library! Unfortunately, we are 73rd in line to get Season 5, so there would have to be a delay prior to us seeing it, but we're going away for 4 weeks on holiday in a few days anyway so this all works out for the best; we might be able to get it as soon as we return home. It's almost like someone's keeping an eye on us to make sure this happens.

So glad you’re enjoying it!  And if anything it only gets better in the last two seasons.

I adore that series.

P.S.  Dunno about Canadia, but ‘round these parts the entire thing is available for free (if you have Amazon Prime) on Amazon. 

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winetarelli

P.S.  Dunno about Canadia, but ‘round these parts the entire thing is available for free (if you have Amazon Prime) on Amazon. 

Unfortunately, not available on Amazon Prime in Canada. 😖

jcocktosten posted:

New Doctor Who.  Good start to the new Doctor.  I like her

Same here.  The character looks like it is good hands.

theoldman posted:
steve8 posted:
seaquam posted:

A big Thank You to all of you here who recommended The Americans. My wife and I have binged on the first 4 seasons in the last few weeks, and are totally taken by this excellent series.

It was unavailable for current viewing in our area, but it turns out that it is available on DVD from the local public library! Unfortunately, we are 73rd in line to get Season 5, so there would have to be a delay prior to us seeing it, but we're going away for 4 weeks on holiday in a few days anyway so this all works out for the best; we might be able to get it as soon as we return home. It's almost like someone's keeping an eye on us to make sure this happens.

Thanks for the heads up on this. As with you it is available at our local library, but season 1 is currently out on loan. Will reserve it.

One of the most unappreciated shows in years. Also where many drama series' fail in their finale, this one goes out on top.

Yeah, I imagined this ending in about 5 different ways. Great ending and great show.

glennk posted:
sunnylea57 posted:

Finished "Killing Eve".

The almost unanimous rave reviews have me perplexed. Good acting by Sandra Oh, but that's about it. Major detractors: the jokey, almost slapstick vibe throughout; the OTT mugging by the other female lead; and the complete implausibility of so many of the plot points and character motivations.

I found it very entertaining and actually really enjoyed the jokey slapstick vibe, especially of the villain.   I find Sandra Oh a little hard to look at but she was actually pretty good in this role.  Looking forward to the next season.  

We just finished watching season 1 and while I understand they are making a season 2 it won't have me as an audience. I couldn't stand Sandra Oh in this. Her performance should be shown to young actors as an example of over-acting. MI-5 agent screaming for help? I was seriously hoping they were both going to die at the end.

steve8 posted:

I was seriously hoping they were both going to die at the end.

Yup. 

We recently watched the first season of Doctor Foster (a Brit series) and the actress who played Villanelle in Killing Eve was also in this - and she was much, much better (although the series itself was a waste of time). Hard to believe it was the same actress.

Bill Maher's interview of Bari Weiss tonight (11/2/18). A must watch.

Actually the whole show was pretty good, though it took Babs a little while to get going.

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The Old Man posted:

Bill Maher's interview of Bari Weiss tonight (11/2/18). A must watch.

Actually the whole show was pretty good, though it took Babs a little while to get going.

Agreed. 

Middle Ground--A fascinating YouTube series with young people trying to find common ground on controversial issues. The latest episode is Can Israelis and Palestinians See Eye to Eye?  Very powerful and this quote about this series says it all, "'Middle Ground' Is a blueprint for having contentious discussions."

Powerful ending.

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Rothko posted:

The next season of Narcos comes out today.  Anyone going to binge?

Doing so could get you out of jury duty!

""One woman said she had begun watching a Netflix series about Guzmán, but had found it boring. Another woman said she had watched the series Narcos — which in its first three seasons stays largely in Colombia and does not feature El Chapo — but her main takeaway was that the main DEA agent was “hot.” ""

 

https://www.rollingstone.com/c...ry-selection-753106/

 

Rothko posted:

The next season of Narcos comes out today.  Anyone going to binge?

I watched 3 episodes last night. Different feel than the first series that took place in Columbia but still enjoyable.

Enjoying the New Narcos season. 

Watched the first episode of the Bodyguard on NFLX and am enjoying the acting of the main character. 

 

I also like the new season of Doctor Who.  I've stopped watching after Season 5 I think, but the current episodes have been entertaining and fresh.

You can add me to the list of Ozark watchers. I have binged watched almost all of Season 1, and for me, binge watching means an episode a day. Great show.

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