What Shows are you currently watching?

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soupytwist

Quote from: Chino on January 13, 2023, 04:38:58 AM
Quote from: soupytwist on January 12, 2023, 07:28:50 PM
What we do in the Shadows, Barry, Only Murders in the Building, Brassic, The Detectorists, Ted Lasso, Ghosts, Peacemaker, Fleabag, Afterlife, The Marvellous Mrs Maisel, Mystic Quest, Wednesday, Derry Girls and Cobra Kai.......all pretty much came out in the last few years.

I'd add The Good Place to that list.

Derry Girls is excellent, as is Maisel.     

Ghosts is a weird one for me. I love the show, genuinely. I've watched the first season three times through and a bunch of the episodes more than that. I'm caught up on the second season and have watched a number of those episodes several times as well. That's by far the most "woke" show I can think of, and there are times when it's so heavy handed I can't help but cringe. Most notably Heidi finding out it's okay to masturbate, and the crew justifying Alberta ratting on that singer because she felt like society as a whole had fat shamed her out of the spot light. It just seems like the writers have a "social issues" board. They pick a different social issue for each episode and then build around that. It's fine most of the time, but there are moments when it's trying way too hard.

I got completely confused on your take on Ghosts - Then I found one out there is a US remake (so add that to the list above) which you are talking about.  I meant the original UK one.

Chino

Quote from: soupytwist on January 13, 2023, 05:47:30 AM
Quote from: Chino on January 13, 2023, 04:38:58 AM
Quote from: soupytwist on January 12, 2023, 07:28:50 PM
What we do in the Shadows, Barry, Only Murders in the Building, Brassic, The Detectorists, Ted Lasso, Ghosts, Peacemaker, Fleabag, Afterlife, The Marvellous Mrs Maisel, Mystic Quest, Wednesday, Derry Girls and Cobra Kai.......all pretty much came out in the last few years.

I'd add The Good Place to that list.

Derry Girls is excellent, as is Maisel.     

Ghosts is a weird one for me. I love the show, genuinely. I've watched the first season three times through and a bunch of the episodes more than that. I'm caught up on the second season and have watched a number of those episodes several times as well. That's by far the most "woke" show I can think of, and there are times when it's so heavy handed I can't help but cringe. Most notably Heidi finding out it's okay to masturbate, and the crew justifying Alberta ratting on that singer because she felt like society as a whole had fat shamed her out of the spot light. It just seems like the writers have a "social issues" board. They pick a different social issue for each episode and then build around that. It's fine most of the time, but there are moments when it's trying way too hard.

I got completely confused on your take on Ghosts - Then I found one out there is a US remake (so add that to the list above) which you are talking about.  I meant the original UK one.

Gotcha! I watched the first season of the UK one as well and loved it. The only reason I put it on the back burner was because I thought it might spoil stuff in the US version. I'll knock that one out one day though. Great stuff.

jingle.boy

Quote from: soupytwist on January 13, 2023, 05:38:35 AM
Quote from: jingle.boy on January 13, 2023, 04:44:05 AM
Can anyone think of a TV re-boot that was actually good, let alone as good as the original, let alone better than the original?  Why do networks/producers/broadcasters think this is a good idea.


As I said early Battlestar Galatica.  Lost in Space, House of Cards and The Office are certainly worth of consideration.

I'll grant you BG and LiS (though, I personally never watched either*, so I'll have to take your word).  My sense would be that they mostly benefitted from updated technology to deliver a better sci-fi product.

The latter two though wouldn't be something I'd classify as a "reboot".  HoC was just trying to continue on without Spacey; The Office was an adaptation for US audiences.

* I did watch the OG Battlestar Galactica.
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Adami

Battle star is definitely not just improved tech. The story, characters, literally everything was rethought and improved. It's definitely one of the best sci-fi dramas I've ever seen.

And while Lost in Space isn't as good as BsG, it is also a huge reimagining of the original. I'm actually pretty confident it's more unlike the original than it is like the original.
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gmillerdrake

Quote from: Adami on January 13, 2023, 06:50:10 AM
Battle star is definitely not just improved tech. The story, characters, literally everything was rethought and improved. It's definitely one of the best sci-fi dramas I've ever seen.

Yep. I didn't watch it when it first came out. (never watched to OG either)  It wasn't until I kept seeing it mentioned and that it was highly regarded in this forum that I gave it a go and man.....it is just a really good series. Honestly, pretty much flawless and one of the best finales/series endings that there has been.

Because I like Sci Fi I'm sure I'll give whatever this new reboot or whatever it is a 'go' but I can't imagine they can improve on what that series produced.

soupytwist

Quote from: jingle.boy on January 13, 2023, 06:47:26 AM
Quote from: soupytwist on January 13, 2023, 05:38:35 AM
Quote from: jingle.boy on January 13, 2023, 04:44:05 AM
Can anyone think of a TV re-boot that was actually good, let alone as good as the original, let alone better than the original?  Why do networks/producers/broadcasters think this is a good idea.


As I said early Battlestar Galatica.  Lost in Space, House of Cards and The Office are certainly worth of consideration.

I'll grant you BG and LiS (though, I personally never watched either*, so I'll have to take your word).  My sense would be that they mostly benefitted from updated technology to deliver a better sci-fi product.

The latter two though wouldn't be something I'd classify as a "reboot".  HoC was just trying to continue on without Spacey; The Office was an adaptation for US audiences.

* I did watch the OG Battlestar Galactica.

I was referring to the original House of Cards the Spacey version is the remake.

ZirconBlue

Quote from: Chino on January 13, 2023, 05:53:55 AM
Gotcha! I watched the first season of the UK one as well and loved it. The only reason I put it on the back burner was because I thought it might spoil stuff in the US version. I'll knock that one out one day though. Great stuff.


The two shows diverge pretty wildly after the first season.

faizoff

Quote from: gmillerdrake on January 13, 2023, 07:05:09 AM
Quote from: Adami on January 13, 2023, 06:50:10 AM
Battle star is definitely not just improved tech. The story, characters, literally everything was rethought and improved. It's definitely one of the best sci-fi dramas I've ever seen.

Yep. I didn't watch it when it first came out. (never watched to OG either)  It wasn't until I kept seeing it mentioned and that it was highly regarded in this forum that I gave it a go and man.....it is just a really good series. Honestly, pretty much flawless and one of the best finales/series endings that there has been.

Because I like Sci Fi I'm sure I'll give whatever this new reboot or whatever it is a 'go' but I can't imagine they can improve on what that series produced.

I just bought one of the limited edition deluxe boxsets of BSG and can't wait to dive into the whole series. I watched the miniseries that takes place before the 1st season when it was on Netflix several years ago but never got around to completing it.


gmillerdrake

Quote from: faizoff on January 13, 2023, 09:10:47 AM
I just bought one of the limited edition deluxe boxsets of BSG and can't wait to dive into the whole series. I watched the miniseries that takes place before the 1st season when it was on Netflix several years ago but never got around to completing it.


That'll be fun  :tup  I'm going to wait maybe another year or so then give it a rewatch....as mentioned....it's such a good series.

MirrorMask

Current lineup, all on Netflix:

- Caleidoscope, about to finish (one episode missing)
- Started The Sandman
- Started Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosity
- Started the third and final season of Derry Girls

soupytwist

Quote from: MirrorMask on January 16, 2023, 03:39:53 AM

- Started Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosity


Wasn't a huge fan.  A couple of decent stories, but several were bland and the one with Rupert Grint was just plain bad.

jammindude

I've been extremely melancholy lately, and I thought a rewatch of Bojack Horseman would be cathartic.

I think what I love about this show is that it can hold up a mirror to the most ugly and depressing parts of both yourself and the world around you...and then somehow make you laugh at it uncontrollably.  It's a surprisingly dense and layered show, which creates a very odd juxtaposition for an animated show about an anthropomorphic horse.

gmillerdrake

Quote from: soupytwist on January 16, 2023, 05:38:36 AM
Quote from: MirrorMask on January 16, 2023, 03:39:53 AM

- Started Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosity


Wasn't a huge fan.  A couple of decent stories, but several were bland and the one with Rupert Grint was just plain bad.

Watched the first episode and just never really circled back to watching any others yet. Thought the first one was alright but I have to be I the right mood for that type of movie/show.

hefdaddy42

Finished up Jack Ryan.  Again, definitely fun and well made.  It just bears little, if any, resemblance to the actual character of Jack Ryan from Clancy's novels, or the films based on his novels.

Also watched season 1 of The White Lotus.  That was pretty awesome.  Should be starting season 2 soon.

Just started season 2 of Mayor of Kingstown.  Great stuff!


mike099

Did not realize I can watch Yellowstone on Peacock thru our cable provider Comcast.  Watched the first episode and it was really good.


Lonk

Finished Fleishman is in Trouble. Not a bad show, though I feel each episode could be cut down 20 minutes and have the same impact.

Started White Lotus. Enjoying it so far.

DTwwbwMP

Just watched ep 1 of FOX' "Accused" and it was FANTASTIC! :metal :hefdaddy  :corn

PixelDream

Succession S3
The Devil's Hour S1
The Last of Us S1

Just finished Copenhagen Cowboy, which was cool to watch in the dark. I like to have something a bit more palatable for daytime (like Succession) and then something a little bit artier or darker for nighttime viewing.

gmillerdrake

Just finished S2 of 'Vikings Vahalla'    It was 'good' but it's certainly not as compelling as the first few seasons of it's predecessor 'Vikings'. S2 seemed a little watered down actually even when compared to S1 and especially compared to the original series. 'IF' it gets a S3 (it's Netflix so could be cancelled at any moment) I'll still watch

pg1067

Randomly came across this at lunch today:  https://youtu.be/0azwTiI-PhQ

SNL still pumps out good stuff.

Chino

I'm 5 episodes into That 90's Show.   

I'm fine with it. It's made me laugh a lot.

Sacul

Primal
Cool animated series by the creator of Samurai Jack, will continue watching

Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Seems interesting after 1 episode, and everyone hypes it a lot, so I hope it lives up to that.

cramx3

My gf and I will likely finish a full watch through of The Sopranos tomorrow and will need to find a new "old" show to binge through between the active series we watch.  I think we are leaning towards Succession. 

jammindude

Quote from: Chino on January 25, 2023, 05:10:37 AM
I'm 5 episodes into That 90's Show.   

I'm fine with it. It's made me laugh a lot.

I watched all 10 episodes over two nights. I really thought that they hit it out of the park. Having the first couple of episodes focus so much around the older characters really helped us to ease into the new ones. And I thought the show did a great job of maintaining the same tone of the original. I'm really liking it so far.

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Stadler

Quote from: cramx3 on January 25, 2023, 01:05:43 PM
My gf and I will likely finish a full watch through of The Sopranos tomorrow and will need to find a new "old" show to binge through between the active series we watch.  I think we are leaning towards Succession.

The Shield? 

King Postwhore

Quote from: Stadler on January 26, 2023, 05:33:46 AM
Quote from: cramx3 on January 25, 2023, 01:05:43 PM
My gf and I will likely finish a full watch through of The Sopranos tomorrow and will need to find a new "old" show to binge through between the active series we watch.  I think we are leaning towards Succession.

The Shield?

I second, "The Shield."
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cramx3

No one had recommended that yet, maybe!

King Postwhore

Quote from: cramx3 on January 26, 2023, 09:35:08 AM
No one had recommended that yet, maybe!

Dirty cops, intense plotlines.  Violence, corruption.  A great cop, crime drama. 
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soupytwist

Quote from: kingshmegland on January 26, 2023, 10:03:41 AM
Quote from: cramx3 on January 26, 2023, 09:35:08 AM
No one had recommended that yet, maybe!

Dirty cops, intense plotlines.  Violence, corruption.  A great cop, crime drama.

Also one of the greatest finales

Stadler

Quote from: soupytwist on January 26, 2023, 11:14:15 AM
Quote from: kingshmegland on January 26, 2023, 10:03:41 AM
Quote from: cramx3 on January 26, 2023, 09:35:08 AM
No one had recommended that yet, maybe!

Dirty cops, intense plotlines.  Violence, corruption.  A great cop, crime drama.

Also one of the greatest finales

This.

I'm usually prone to identify bad acting before good, but this is one of those shows where the acting is just through the roof.  Walton Goggins is just otherworldly.   Almost every scene you can FEEL the frustration with Jay Karnes' character.   Watching Kenny Johnson and David Rees Snell slowly come to realize what shit storm they're really in...   I may even go back and watch it again, myself, frankly.  It's not the best show ever (that's The Sopranos for me) but it might be the first show where I realized that regular television (The Shield was on FX, The Sopranos was on HBO) could compete.

axeman90210

The Shield was one of the first shows I binged during the pandemic, fan-freaking-tastic. And when you're done with that and want more Walter Goggins you can hop over to Justified :hat

King Postwhore

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