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Re: What Shows are you currently watching?
« Reply #1750 on: November 10, 2021, 11:36:18 AM »
OK, now I'm not watching it.
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« Reply #1751 on: November 10, 2021, 02:35:14 PM »
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Re: What Shows are you currently watching?
« Reply #1752 on: November 14, 2021, 08:59:10 PM »
Starting a rewatch of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

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Re: What Shows are you currently watching?
« Reply #1753 on: November 15, 2021, 10:02:41 AM »
So last night, after Yellowstone, the Paramount Network debuted the first episode of the new series Mayor of Kingstown, which thereafter will be streaming on Paramount +.

I liked it quite a bit, although they pimped it so much during Yellowstone that it was almost off-putting.

There was also quite the shocking turn of events in the episode, that I can't talk about without spoiling it, which I won't do in case anyone else is interested in watching it.
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Re: What Shows are you currently watching?
« Reply #1754 on: November 20, 2021, 09:04:54 AM »
Been following both Foundation and Invasion, two great shows so apple is delivering right now. I love how mysterious the whole show is despite being 8 episodes in. I'm really hooked, almost a bit more than I was with Foundation.
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Re: What Shows are you currently watching?
« Reply #1755 on: November 20, 2021, 01:21:26 PM »
Been following both Foundation and Invasion, two great shows so apple is delivering right now. I love how mysterious the whole show is despite being 8 episodes in. I'm really hooked, almost a bit more than I was with Foundation.

Same here. Loved the first season of Foundation. Really well done, great story and characters, production value is that of any major feature film. The only thing that sucked about it was that there werenít 10 more episodes to watch. Canít wait for S2.

Am digging the heck out of Invasion as well. Same reasons. Great story and strong characters and I like how they are telling the story.
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« Reply #1756 on: November 20, 2021, 07:14:20 PM »
Narcos: Mexico Season 3 came out recently on Netflix, finished it up what seems like the end of the Mexico saga. It's got the same vibe as the 3rd season of the main Narcos show set in Colombia where things change quite a bit from a narrative point of view. I honestly really enjoyed it, I didn't mind the slower pace and somewhat piece-meal offering of story arcs. Only complaint was the narrator, I think she really broke the flow of the show, I'm assuming it was the same actress that plays the journalist. Either her character was badly written or the actress wasn't very good. That was the only real downside. Scoot McNairy is one of my favorite actors. He's great in every show or movie I've seen him in. I thought his story arc this season was excellent.

From what I gather, my opinion is in the minority, most seem to be indifferent or downright loathe the final season. Many seem to complain about the incompleteness of the show's characters and arcs compared to real life. I didn't mind at all, they came to a reasonable stopping point I thought.

Don't know if there are any more Narcos being filmed, all in all I enjoyed all six seasons of the two Narcos shows.
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Re: What Shows are you currently watching?
« Reply #1757 on: November 21, 2021, 07:06:16 PM »
Finished Invincible, season 1. Great show, better than what I expected honestly

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« Reply #1758 on: November 21, 2021, 09:40:51 PM »
I just started watching Young Sheldon.  I had previously watched the pilot and was unimpressed, so I didn't continue.  However, I decided to give it more of a shot.

Sheldon is a fairly annoying character, and a lot of his annoyingness is exacerbated by having a 10-year old kid play the character (although there are a few parts of him that are more endearing because he's a kid).  However, the supporting cast is excellent.  Every member of his family is perfectly cast.  Annie Potts plays his grandmother ("meemaw").  She's sarcastic and hilarious.  Sheldon's mother (who appeared with some regularity in TBBT, with Laurie Metcalf playing the role) is played by Laurie Metcalf's daughter, Zoe Perry.  She plays the part so well.  One of the underrated stars is the girl who plays Sheldon's twin sister Missy.

All-in-all, if you liked TBBT, I'd recommend giving it a shot.
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Re: What Shows are you currently watching?
« Reply #1759 on: November 22, 2021, 07:33:45 AM »
I just started watching Young Sheldon.  I had previously watched the pilot and was unimpressed, so I didn't continue.  However, I decided to give it more of a shot.

Sheldon is a fairly annoying character, and a lot of his annoyingness is exacerbated by having a 10-year old kid play the character (although there are a few parts of him that are more endearing because he's a kid).  However, the supporting cast is excellent.  Every member of his family is perfectly cast.  Annie Potts plays his grandmother ("meemaw").  She's sarcastic and hilarious.  Sheldon's mother (who appeared with some regularity in TBBT, with Laurie Metcalf playing the role) is played by Laurie Metcalf's daughter, Zoe Perry.  She plays the part so well.  One of the underrated stars is the girl who plays Sheldon's twin sister Missy.

All-in-all, if you liked TBBT, I'd recommend giving it a shot.

Sorry, PG, I usually agree with you, but on my local station, I have the news and then sitcoms; it used to be Two And A Half Men, but about three weeks ago they switched to The Young Sheldon.   It's excruciating.  I can't get through it.  He's SOO annoying, and in the couple episodes I've watched, the supporting cast just didn't rise above.  I don't really like child actors anyway, but this is just everything I hate about kids on TV/movies (Home Alone is one of my least favorite movies of all time). 

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Re: What Shows are you currently watching?
« Reply #1760 on: November 22, 2021, 06:18:27 PM »
I don't really like child actors anyway.

I mean...yeah...that's hard to overcome.
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Re: What Shows are you currently watching?
« Reply #1761 on: November 23, 2021, 05:42:13 PM »
Cowboy Bebop (both: animation -e20- and live action -e01-)
Tales from the Loop
Good Omens
Doom Patrol (s03)
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« Reply #1762 on: November 25, 2021, 12:34:22 PM »
Just finished the 5-part miniseries Chernobyl.

Highly recommended ... makes one think of what might've been happening in Wuhan, China during the outbreak of the covid crisis.
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Re: What Shows are you currently watching?
« Reply #1763 on: November 25, 2021, 06:23:54 PM »
Just finished the 5-part miniseries Chernobyl.

Highly recommended ... makes one think of what might've been happening in Wuhan, China during the outbreak of the covid crisis.
Incredible television, I need to give it a rewatch soon.
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Re: What Shows are you currently watching?
« Reply #1764 on: November 25, 2021, 09:09:52 PM »
Anyone see the first episode of Get Back? There were some gems, but itís so far a bit of a slog.

It looks gorgeous, and itís hard to believe that they were at this point and not even 30 years old yet. But Iím not finding every moment all that riveting.

Iíll probably finish it anyway. The rare gems seem to be worth it.
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Re: What Shows are you currently watching?
« Reply #1765 on: November 26, 2021, 12:26:11 AM »
Narcos: Mexico Season 3 came out recently on Netflix, finished it up what seems like the end of the Mexico saga. It's got the same vibe as the 3rd season of the main Narcos show set in Colombia where things change quite a bit from a narrative point of view. I honestly really enjoyed it, I didn't mind the slower pace and somewhat piece-meal offering of story arcs. Only complaint was the narrator, I think she really broke the flow of the show, I'm assuming it was the same actress that plays the journalist. Either her character was badly written or the actress wasn't very good. That was the only real downside. Scoot McNairy is one of my favorite actors. He's great in every show or movie I've seen him in. I thought his story arc this season was excellent.

From what I gather, my opinion is in the minority, most seem to be indifferent or downright loathe the final season. Many seem to complain about the incompleteness of the show's characters and arcs compared to real life. I didn't mind at all, they came to a reasonable stopping point I thought.

Don't know if there are any more Narcos being filmed, all in all I enjoyed all six seasons of the two Narcos shows.

I just finished season 3 too and really enjoyed it. As you said, it was a return to the style of the first Narcos series, which I was pleased to see, as season 2 of The Mexico series was excruciatingly slow at times.

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Re: What Shows are you currently watching?
« Reply #1766 on: November 26, 2021, 01:18:58 AM »
Just finished the 5-part miniseries Chernobyl.

Highly recommended ... makes one think of what might've been happening in Wuhan, China during the outbreak of the covid crisis.

Oh man you're preaching to the converted with me! absolutely amazing and fantastic miniseries, one of the very best of its kind. Wonderful and gut-wrenching series through and through.

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Mikhail Gorbachev : My permission for what?
Valery Legasov : Uh, the water in the ducts... the level of radioactive contamination...
Ulana Khomyuk : They'll likely be dead in a week.
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Re: What Shows are you currently watching?
« Reply #1767 on: November 29, 2021, 08:24:41 AM »
We started a rewatch of ER not long after the pandemic started, during the lockdown period.

We just started the final season, # 15.  When it was at its peak, ER was as good as or better than anything else on TV at the time.  Seasons 14 and 15 are not that peak.
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« Reply #1768 on: November 30, 2021, 06:04:59 PM »
I recently finished watching season 2 of War of The Worlds. Itís a joint British-French production and is very well done. Based on the ending of the final episode I though this was the series finale, but apparently there is a third season coming.