Page 330 of 332 FirstFirst ... 230280320326327328329330331332 LastLast
Results 8,226 to 8,250 of 8294

Thread: Current fav US TV series

  1. #8226
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Everywhere with helicopter
    Posts
    684
    Quote Originally Posted by thedunno View Post
    Anyone watching Ripley?

    I am 3 episodes in and I think its absolutely fantastic.
    A very slow paced show but in this case this is an absolute advantage. It is shot completely in black and white and is a feast for the eye. Every shot is a superb photographic composition. Because of the slow pace these images have the time to sink in and impress. Acting is superb.

    After 3 episodes I still do not have any clue where the plot is going and what motivated the main character. All I know is that there is 'something creepy' going on there. Cant wait to find out.
    This is excellent. The black-and-white is gorgeous and places you firmly in the early 60s. Since I watch almost everything with subtitles anymore, I'll probably re-watch this to just enjoy the visuals.

  2. #8227
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Kalamazoo Michigan
    Posts
    9,806
    Baby Reindeer – Netflix: This limited series tells a true story of a young wanna be comedian who is stalked by a mentally ill woman. The story also focuses on other aspects of his life including abuse by a well-known producer and his relationship with a trans women. A friend of ours told me about this one, or I never would have heard of it. It gets great reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and for the most part lives up to the hype. It is very well acted and written. This show won’t be for everyone, but we really enjoyed it.

    4.5 out of 5 stars.


  3. #8228
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Kalamazoo Michigan
    Posts
    9,806
    Deadloch – Season 1 – Amazon Prime: This came out last year and I saw nothing but rave reviews so decided to check it out. The show takes place in the small town of Deadloch somewhere in Tasmania. It is part murder mystery and part comedy. The actors are all Australian / Tasmanian so the accents can sometimes a bit hard understand. The plot weaves around a serial killer in this small town that is being investigated by a local detective and another detective who is assigned to the case from Darwin Australia. The town and police force are filled with small town characters most of whom are not the brightest bulbs on the Christmas tree. The town is also populated by a lot of lesbians who have migrated to this town, which somewhat plays into the overall plot. After the first few episodes I was not sure what to make of this show. The mystery part was good, but some of the characters, especially the outside detective Eddie Redcliffe, were so over the top that I did not find anything particularly funny. As the show went on though it won me over and I ended up enjoying it for the most part. It was certainly different. Apparently a 2nd season is in the works.

    3.5 out of 5 stars for me.


  4. #8229
    Insect Overlord Progatron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    southern Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    7,143
    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    Baby Reindeer
    We binged the first 4 episodes tonight and will finish the last 3 tomorrow. Excellent, gripping show with outstanding writing and acting. Edge of your seat thriller/drama with huge doses of dark comedy intertwined. Wonderful!
    Interviewer of reprobate ne'er-do-well musicians of the long-haired rock n' roll persuasion at: www.velvetthunder.co.uk and former scribe at Classic Rock Society. Only vaguely aware of anything other than music.

    *** Join me in the Garden of Delights for 4 hours of tune-spinning... every Saturday at 5pm EST on Deep Nuggets radio! www.deepnuggets.com ***

  5. #8230
    Member Jerjo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    small town in ND
    Posts
    6,474
    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    Deadloch – Season 1 – Amazon Prime: This came out last year and I saw nothing but rave reviews so decided to check it out. The show takes place in the small town of Deadloch somewhere in Tasmania. It is part murder mystery and part comedy. The actors are all Australian / Tasmanian so the accents can sometimes a bit hard understand. The plot weaves around a serial killer in this small town that is being investigated by a local detective and another detective who is assigned to the case from Darwin Australia. The town and police force are filled with small town characters most of whom are not the brightest bulbs on the Christmas tree. The town is also populated by a lot of lesbians who have migrated to this town, which somewhat plays into the overall plot. After the first few episodes I was not sure what to make of this show. The mystery part was good, but some of the characters, especially the outside detective Eddie Redcliffe, were so over the top that I did not find anything particularly funny. As the show went on though it won me over and I ended up enjoying it for the most part. It was certainly different. Apparently a 2nd season is in the works.

    3.5 out of 5 stars for me.

    We loved Deadloch - it took awhile to find its groove, mostly because of that detective from Darwin. Funnier than hell.
    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

  6. #8231
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Kalamazoo Michigan
    Posts
    9,806
    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    We binged the first 4 episodes tonight and will finish the last 3 tomorrow. Excellent, gripping show with outstanding writing and acting. Edge of your seat thriller/drama with huge doses of dark comedy intertwined. Wonderful!
    It is based on a true story too with the main actor playing himself which is pretty amazing.

  7. #8232
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Kalamazoo Michigan
    Posts
    9,806
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    We loved Deadloch - it took awhile to find its groove, mostly because of that detective from Darwin. Funnier than hell.
    I found her character rather annoying at first, but once I kind of got used to her she won me over. The humor got better as it went along for me.

  8. #8233
    Member since 7/13/2000 Hal...'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Buckeye Nation
    Posts
    3,627
    The Boys. Apparently I never bothered with S3 so I started it the other day. Now I remember why I didn't continue with it: Homelander. I fucking hate when an antagonist – especially one as bad as him – doesn't get his/her comeuppance. And based on what has been insinuated for S4, set to premiere in a couple months, Homelander will be partnering with Victoria/Nadia, the woman who can make people explode. Furthermore, based on what creator Eric Kripke said, S4 won't be the last.

    It seems to me that the show could be seen as an allegory but I get enough of that shit in real life.

    I do not enjoy this show. I'm out.

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    Deadloch...
    3.5 out of 5 stars for me.
    Apparently I enjoyed it more than you. Glad to see there will be a second season.
    “From thirty feet away she looked like a lot of class. From ten feet away she looked like something made up to be seen from thirty feet away.” – Philip Marlowe

  9. #8234
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Kalamazoo Michigan
    Posts
    9,806
    Quote Originally Posted by Hal... View Post
    The Boys. Apparently I never bothered with S3 so I started it the other day. Now I remember why I didn't continue with it: Homelander. I fucking hate when an antagonist – especially one as bad as him – doesn't get his/her comeuppance. And based on what has been insinuated for S4, set to premiere in a couple months, Homelander will be partnering with Victoria/Nadia, the woman who can make people explode. Furthermore, based on what creator Eric Kripke said, S4 won't be the last.

    It seems to me that the show could be seen as an allegory but I get enough of that shit in real life.

    I do not enjoy this show. I'm out.


    Apparently I enjoyed it more than you. Glad to see there will be a second season.
    I would probably give the 2nd half of Deadloch a solid 4, but it took me a while to warm to some of the characters and humor in the first half which was only a 3 for me, so I split the difference.

    I am still all in on The Boys and looking forward to the upcoming season.

  10. #8235
    Member Jerjo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    small town in ND
    Posts
    6,474
    Hal and Steve - you're both a coupla right cunts
    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

  11. #8236
    Finished the first season of Fallout. Overall a satisfying experience. They tied it all together nicely at the end. Left me wanting more. Go Season 2!

  12. #8237
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Kalamazoo Michigan
    Posts
    9,806
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    Hal and Steve - you're both a coupla right cunts

  13. #8238
    Member since 7/13/2000 Hal...'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Buckeye Nation
    Posts
    3,627
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    Hal and Steve - you're both a coupla right cunts
    Thanks, ya twat.
    “From thirty feet away she looked like a lot of class. From ten feet away she looked like something made up to be seen from thirty feet away.” – Philip Marlowe

  14. #8239
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Kalamazoo Michigan
    Posts
    9,806
    Quiet On The Set – The Dark Side Of Kids TV – Max: This 5-part documentary was interesting, but sometimes felt like a bit of a hit piece on Dan Schnider. It would have been interesting if he had participated and told his side of the story. The 3rd episode featuring Drake Bell’s story was riveting, although they kind of glossed over his own inappropriate behavior in episode 4. Some of the stories are certainly disturbing, but I was actually expecting more revelations than the documentary provided. Worth a watch, but not quite as good as I was expecting. Anyone else see this?

    3.5 out of 5 stars


  15. #8240
    Member hippypants's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    2,190
    Baby Reindeer – Netflix: This limited series--yeah, watched the first two or three episodes of this last night. Pretty easy to binge. Interesting and well written.

  16. #8241
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Kalamazoo Michigan
    Posts
    9,806
    I don’t know if anyone here still watches Saturday Night Live, but they did hit it out of the park with this sketch last week. Heidi Gardner could not stop laughing. There is also a Youtube video of rehearsal footage where the cast could not stop cracking up.


  17. #8242
    Man of repute progmatist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Mesa, Arizona
    Posts
    3,864
    ^^ Host Ryan Gosling cracked up through the entire show. Which became contagious among cast members in various sketches. Understandable, given Gosling isn't really a comedic actor.
    "Well my son, life is like a beanstalk, isn't it?"--Dalai Lama

  18. #8243
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Kalamazoo Michigan
    Posts
    9,806
    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    ^^ Host Ryan Gosling cracked up through the entire show. Which became contagious among cast members in various sketches. Understandable, given Gosling isn't really a comedic actor.
    He has had a hard time keeping a straight face every time he has hosted.

  19. #8244
    Irritated Lawn Guy Klonk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Rockland, NY
    Posts
    2,676
    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    I don’t know if anyone here still watches Saturday Night Live, but they did hit it out of the park with this sketch last week. Heidi Gardner could not stop laughing. There is also a Youtube video of rehearsal footage where the cast could not stop cracking up.

    SNL hasn't done it for me in a loooooong, long time, but there are some good sketches here and there. This one was a good laugh
    "Who would have thought a whale would be so heavy?" - Moe Sizlak

  20. #8245
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Kalamazoo Michigan
    Posts
    9,806
    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    SNL hasn't done it for me in a loooooong, long time, but there are some good sketches here and there. This one was a good laugh
    We still record it every week and watch them, but the show is very inconsistent. The cast is talented, but the writing isn’t always great. A lot can depend on the host of any given week. Weekend Update is still pretty consistently funny and I enjoy the “please don’t destroy” videos which I almost always laugh at.

  21. #8246
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Kalamazoo Michigan
    Posts
    9,806
    Killing It – Seasons 1 & 2- Peacock. Killing is a comedy / drama series staring Craig Robinson who is probably best known for his role of Daryll in The Office. I enjoyed both seasons of this show with season 2 being slightly better than season 1. The cast is all great, and the writing consistently funny. They do try to cram a few too many different stories into the plot at times which is my only gripe, but overall, this is an enjoyable comedy. So far no word on if there will be a season 3. Curious if anyone else has watched this and if so, what they thought of it?

    4 out of 5 stars.

    Last edited by SteveSly; 3 Weeks Ago at 09:54 AM.

  22. #8247
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Kalamazoo Michigan
    Posts
    9,806
    American Horror Story Delicate Season 12 – FX: We have watched every season of AHS over the years. Season 12 was one of the most disappointing. Although it kept my interest, ultimately the plot was kind of ridiculous and the finale was abrupt and disappointing. Emma Robers was fine, but some of the supporting cast left a lot to be desired. It seemed that many of the series regular ensemble cast are either gone or skipped this season. This show has fallen a long way from where it once was.

    2 out of 5 stars.


  23. #8248
    Member Guitarplyrjvb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Northeast Pennsylvania USA
    Posts
    1,137
    ^^ Isn't one of the Kardashians in it? No thanks!

  24. #8249
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Kalamazoo Michigan
    Posts
    9,806
    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarplyrjvb View Post
    ^^ Isn't one of the Kardashians in it? No thanks!
    Yes, Kim Kardashian is one of the main characters. She does ok,but is nothing outstanding.

  25. #8250
    Insect Overlord Progatron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    southern Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    7,143
    I binged 7 seasons of American Horror Story last fall as I had missed out on it over the years. I really liked a lot of it but it was serious burnout factor after so much in such a short space of time... even though it's a different story every season. I do like the cast though and maybe by the time October rolls around this year, I'll be ready for some more.
    Interviewer of reprobate ne'er-do-well musicians of the long-haired rock n' roll persuasion at: www.velvetthunder.co.uk and former scribe at Classic Rock Society. Only vaguely aware of anything other than music.

    *** Join me in the Garden of Delights for 4 hours of tune-spinning... every Saturday at 5pm EST on Deep Nuggets radio! www.deepnuggets.com ***

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
  •