Thread: Current fav US TV series

  1. #1626
    Studmuffin Scott Bails's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Near Philly, PA
    Posts
    4,126
    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    The trailer looks good. It's just the name is throwing me.
    Right. Terrible name that will probably hurt their success.
    Music isn't about chops, or even about talent - it's about sound and the way that sound communicates to people. Mike Keneally

  2. #1627
    Member moecurlythanu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Crimea River
    Posts
    5,908
    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    Right. Terrible name that will probably hurt their success.
    They explained it last night. Apparently alienist was the term at that time for a psychologist.

  3. #1628
    Studmuffin Scott Bails's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Near Philly, PA
    Posts
    4,126
    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    They explained it last night. Apparently alienist was the term at that time for a psychologist.
    I think it was explained during one of the trailers, as well. But, for someone who knows nothing about the show, it doesn't work.
    Music isn't about chops, or even about talent - it's about sound and the way that sound communicates to people. Mike Keneally

  4. #1629
    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    I think it was explained during one of the trailers, as well. But, for someone who knows nothing about the show, it doesn't work.
    I dunno... I don't think it's a bad name. It's supposed to be an adaptation from the Caleb Carr book, so I don't see a need to change its name to something else. *shrug*

  5. #1630
    Highly Evolved Orangutan JKL2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Westchester, NY
    Posts
    9,493
    For Walking Dead fans, I posted a bit on the Walking Dead thread on th WOT forum. Iím trying to get caught up and am on season 7 episode 4.

  6. #1631
    Member Jerjo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    small town in ND
    Posts
    3,591
    Is that show still on?
    I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down.'- Bob Newhart

  7. #1632
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    Is that show still on?
    Somehow.

  8. #1633
    Irritated Lawn Guy Klonk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Rockland, NY
    Posts
    1,186
    LOVING the new season of Peaky Blinders so far
    "Who would have thought a whale would be so heavy?" - Moe

  9. #1634
    Member since 7/13/2000 Hal...'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Buckeye Nation
    Posts
    1,363
    I heard an interview with Krysten Ritter recently who talked about her Netflix show Jessica Jones. I decided to check it out even tho I'm not really a fan of superhero movies & shows.

    Man, big thumbs up on this one! Altho, I have to say, I felt it was a bit slow for the first 5 episodes. But the thing I liked most about it is that it's not mindless, action-packed superhero bs. It's a bit more thoughtful than that... tho not without a stupid moment or two.
    I love sleeping. It's like being dead without the commitment.

  10. #1635
    Studmuffin Scott Bails's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Near Philly, PA
    Posts
    4,126
    Those Netflix Marvel shows are pretty good. Not really that "superhero-y" and very story-driven.

    We've only watched Jessica Jones, Season 1 of Daredevil and Luke Cage, but they've all been great.
    Music isn't about chops, or even about talent - it's about sound and the way that sound communicates to people. Mike Keneally

  11. #1636
    I'm here for the moosic NogbadTheBad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    5,190
    Iron Fist is pretty weak so I'd skip that one, the new Punisher seems good through 3 episodes.
    Ian

    I blame Wynton, what was the question?
    There are only 10 types of people in the World, those who understand binary and those that don't.

  12. #1637
    Member Jerjo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    small town in ND
    Posts
    3,591
    Damn! You know how YouTube starts suggesting vids based on what you're viewed recently? I'm getting a ton of Justified clips. My, that Boyd Crowder was certainly a bundle of trouble.

    Anyone watching The Alienist? Wow, they really capture the corruption and decadence of New York City in the late 1800s. Also, some terrific acting.
    I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down.'- Bob Newhart

  13. #1638
    facetious maximus Yves's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    1,422
    Not into Marvel anything....

    Just started a German show dubbed into English called "Dark". Only 2 episodes in but so far it's not bad. I prefer subtitles to dubbing but the story doesn't require that the characters speak in their native tongues (unlike Narcos or El Chapo for example), so I can live with the dubbing.
    "Corn Flakes pissed in. You ranted. Mission accomplished. Thread closed."

    -Cozy 3:16-

  14. #1639
    Geriatric Anomaly progeezer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    11,047
    Jessica Jones is the only Marvel tv show I've ever watched and I loved it.. Yeah, I saw Superman & Batman theatrical movies (tho' only 2 of each) but no other tv. Not much of a Marvel fan.

    I should mention that I have a Krysten Ritter fixation ever since "Don't Trust The Bitch In Apt. 23", which is what got me to watch episode 1 of JJ.
    "My choice early in life was either to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician, and to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference"

    President Harry S. Truman

  15. #1640
    Member since 7/13/2000 Hal...'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Buckeye Nation
    Posts
    1,363
    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    Those Netflix Marvel shows are pretty good. Not really that "superhero-y" and very story-driven.

    We've only watched Jessica Jones, Season 1 of Daredevil and Luke Cage, but they've all been great.
    I'm also intrigued by The Defenders. It's the crossover miniseries with all the original actors from Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. Have you, or anyone else, seen it?

    Quote Originally Posted by progeezer View Post
    I should mention that I have a Krysten Ritter fixation ever since "Don't Trust The Bitch In Apt. 23", which is what got me to watch episode 1 of JJ.
    Yeah, what is that? I feel the same about Zoe Lister-Jones, a woman I would never be ordinarily attracted to.
    I love sleeping. It's like being dead without the commitment.

  16. #1641
    I'm here for the moosic NogbadTheBad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    5,190
    Quote Originally Posted by Hal... View Post
    I'm also intrigued by The Defenders. It's the crossover miniseries with all the original actors from Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. Have you, or anyone else, seen it?
    Yes, we've watched it, worked very well in an Avengers in fighting sort of way. I enjoyed it.
    Ian

    I blame Wynton, what was the question?
    There are only 10 types of people in the World, those who understand binary and those that don't.

  17. #1642
    Studmuffin Scott Bails's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Near Philly, PA
    Posts
    4,126
    Quote Originally Posted by Hal... View Post
    I'm also intrigued by The Defenders. It's the crossover miniseries with all the original actors from Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. Have you, or anyone else, seen it?
    We haven't, yet. Still need to watch the second season of Daredevil and Iron Fist.
    Music isn't about chops, or even about talent - it's about sound and the way that sound communicates to people. Mike Keneally

  18. #1643
    Member since 7/13/2000 Hal...'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Buckeye Nation
    Posts
    1,363
    I'm currently on episode 5 of The Daredevil and I'm surprised at how much I like it. Easily as good as Jessica Jones.

    From what I've read The Defenders takes place after the 2nd season of Daredevil and the 1st season of Iron Fist.
    I love sleeping. It's like being dead without the commitment.

  19. #1644
    Quote Originally Posted by Hal... View Post
    From what I've read The Defenders takes place after the 2nd season of Daredevil and the 1st season of Iron Fist.
    Yeah it does. Daredevil season 2 is also very good, but Iron Fist is definitely the weakest of all the series IMO. A lot of stuff in The Defenders makes more sense if you've seen Iron Fist, but it's sometimes a slog to get through that one. I hope Iron Fist season 2 is better (which it could be, given that it's going to have a different showrunner).

  20. #1645
    Highly Evolved Orangutan JKL2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Westchester, NY
    Posts
    9,493
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    Is that show still on?
    Quote Originally Posted by aith01 View Post
    Somehow.
    I'm well into season 7 of Walking Dead now. It seems like the show just went on too long, the writing is pretty crappy now. And I don't know why they're so intent on having such a long story arc, it gets much too repetetive, but when they have an episode that tells a somewhat isolated sidestory it seems like an interruption, especially if you're binge watching, which I am just to get it over with.

    I actually watch very few tv shows, because I don't WANT to get hooked into watching a whole series. I don't like to spend that much time watching. My wife was watching some Welsh detective series and I watched an episode and got hooked, but was shocked to find the current mystery didn't end at the end of the episode! I wasn't going to watch more episodes.

  21. #1646
    Member Jerjo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    small town in ND
    Posts
    3,591
    Welsh detective series
    Was it Hinterlands? We watched the first couple seasons. Dark but very compelling.
    I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down.'- Bob Newhart

  22. #1647
    I'm here for the moosic NogbadTheBad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    5,190
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    Was it Hinterlands? We watched the first couple seasons. Dark but very compelling.
    Hinterland is excellent.
    Ian

    I blame Wynton, what was the question?
    There are only 10 types of people in the World, those who understand binary and those that don't.

  23. #1648
    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Hinterland is excellent.
    I've got the first season on DVD and it has the option to play it in English or in the original Welsh-version.
    Great series with beautiful sight-seeings. Not much to laugh, but I don't mind.

  24. #1649
    Highly Evolved Orangutan JKL2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Westchester, NY
    Posts
    9,493
    This is a TV movie and also there are a couple of episodes - looks good, interesting to see Rowan Atkinson doing something non-comedic:


  25. #1650
    Better Call Saul is fantastic.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •