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The TV thread

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Versatile, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Five episodes in and The New Pope has finally established the coming conflict, but they did a nice job of setting it up over the first four episodes by establishing the neuroses in Malkovich's John Paul III character. This remains an incredibly weird show that is beautiful visually.

    High Maintenance returned to HBO last Friday, and it remains brilliant. Might be one of my five favorite shows ever. It's that good.
  2. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    My wife and I just finished up The Americans on Amazon Prime. The last season and a half were dark and bleak, and the final episode was damn near perfect.
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  3. Raven

    Raven Well-Known Member

    I'm halfway through season four. What a show!
  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Found "Night on Earth" on Netflix last night, absolutely amazing if you're into nature shows. Watched the deep sea episode first and realized near the end that I was so locked in that I wasn't multitasking with the phone or anything, which for me is rare.
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  5. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Ever try “Universe Below” book about ocean? Fascinating.
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I had not, and damn you for adding another book to my nightstand!
  7. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Correction, its "The Universe Below"
    I'm going to check out the show so another show in my queue, so damn you too!
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  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Anyone else seen "Spiral"? The French cop show? It's probably the closest thing I've seen to Law and Order in terms of taking a "simple" crime and spinning them out to be part of a far-wider plot. It has a bit of "The Shield" in its DNA as well. The lead cop is terrific. It was on Netflix for a time, but now its on Hulu. It's subtitled, not dubbed. But a great watch if you dig gritty cop shows.
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Less gritty is Angie Tribeca - never watched it when it was on. A decent effort to replicate The Naked Gun and an enjoyable change of pace - the show hit well above its weight class considering I doubt TBS put a hell of a lot into the budget. And I'd even say the show did a good job of using its lack of budget to great comedic effect.
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  10. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    I enjoyed the first season, but never kept up with it after that because it coincided with us going basic cable. It felt like a B-, C+ version of Naked Gun to me - Cool to check out when nothing else was on, but never appointment watching for me.
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    it was like popcorn shrimp - they didn't reinvent the wheel, but a nice palate cleanse. Kind of like Psych was. And the random cameos (Kevin Pollack, Carl Reiner, Natalie Portman, Bill Murray, Jon Hamm...) were as notable as they were quick.
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  12. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    "Peaky Blinders." I only understand about 2/3 of the dialogue but it's good so far, into season 3.
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