Reccomendations for TV Show's Thread

doubled posted:

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.

I've watched and enjoyed all the modern seasons for a number of reasons:

-my kids, both as teens and as adults, liked it as much as me

-each Doctor and companion was different which kept the show fresh

-the story lines were usually original or at least not predictable 

-it wasn't always sci-fi, or at least not always so much sci-fi

-the subtle - on not-to-subtle - messaging was usually spot on

-almost every episode made me laugh at least three times

 

davetongbbp posted:
DO NOT miss series 3 of Torchwood when BBC Americas goes HD next week. They are also showing the Dr Who special Planet Of The Dead.

I'm also looking forward to seeing Top Gear in HD.

Which was series 3. Was it still a series or one of those week long specials?

HBO was free last weekend (I just refuse to pay for something that I'll only end up watching 1%-2% of), and I managed to catch the first 5 episodes of season 2 of West World. Very intriguing, it just started giving some answers to questions from season 1.  Now I may have to buy or rent the blu-rays to watch the rest. 

doubled posted:

Started watching The Fall on Netflix which stars Gillian Anderson (X-Files).  She's looking great.  The show is very good too.  

We really enjoyed all three series though they moved quite slowly in places. A degree of patience is needed.

We also enjoyed a similar British series, Marcella, starring Anna Friel. 

sunnylea57 posted:

The Little Drummer Girl  mini-series on AMC was excellent. Top notch John le Carré with a great cast: Michael Shannon, Alexander Skarsgard and Florence Pugh. Charles Dance also excelled in a relatively small role.

Hoping this is better than the horribly miscast film with Diane Keaton. I did not like The Night Manager mini-series at all so we'll see.

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

This finally showed up on Netflix in December. A word of warning that the first episode isn't as good as those that follow. The series gets better as it progresses. Episode 1 feels like a pilot. 

sunnylea57 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

This finally showed up on Netflix in December. A word of warning that the first episode isn't as good as those that follow. The series gets better as it progresses. Episode 1 feels like a pilot. 

C's loving this series.  I tried, but the accents were too thick for me to catch more than about every other sentence. 

steve8 posted:
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.

My opinion of the Golden Globes has dropped significantly. To give Sandra Oh an award for that performance is a joke.

steve8 posted:
steve8 posted:
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.

My opinion of the Golden Globes has dropped significantly. To give Sandra Oh an award for that performance is a joke.

Mrs. S would agree with you. 

Relative to the other actress's performance, Oh gave a National Theatre-calibre performance. But taken in isolation, yeah OK, they were both pretty bad.

vint posted:
sunnylea57 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

This finally showed up on Netflix in December. A word of warning that the first episode isn't as good as those that follow. The series gets better as it progresses. Episode 1 feels like a pilot. 

C's loving this series.  I tried, but the accents were too thick for me to catch more than about every other sentence. 

Just finished watching this and loved it.  My wife tried to watch, but she just doesn't enjoy the British humor like I do.

doubled posted:

I also enjoyed Derry Girls.  I think it was more of the accents that made it funny for me.  I don't know if it would have been the same if they were from the US or Canada.

If they were from Cape Breton or Newfoundland you might have found it even funnier! 

7 Days Out on Netflix - pretty interesting to see the days leading up to the re-opening of Eleven Madison, the end of the Cassini spacecraft, and to some extent the Westminster dog show.  The latter reminded me of the Christopher Guest movie, Best in Show.

Rothko posted:

Watched the Netflix documentary about the Fyre Festival disaster in the Bahamas.  I remember when the event happened (or didn't) a while back.  Great to see the "behind the scenes" background of what went wrong.

That was comical.   It would have been a great social experiment.

"Darwinism at its finest." was the best quote.

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