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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:28 am    Post subject:

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So, I've watched the Sopranos, The Wire, Mad Men and Game of Thrones...All of them hooked me on episode 1 of the first season. Watched the first couple eps of Breaking Bad. Just didn't quite do it for me. Seemed kind of boring.

Should I keep watching, and stick it out?


It's one of those shows that doesn't really peak within each season. The buildup just continues to grow and grow for a solid 4 seasons. But to accomplish that long of a buildup, it starts slow and does important character development early on.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:38 am    Post subject:

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Mr. Campbell... who cares?
I just finished the first season of Mad Men. What a fantastic show, and I expect it only gets better.
That ending scene of Don on the stairs is heartbreaking. They really manage to portray him as sympathetic despite his shortcomings.


I appreciate how grounded the show is in early seasons. Made it very accessible. Plenty of fans loved it because it's a top notch period drama. It's practically a time capsule.
It does become more and more esoteric as it goes on. But if it's themes don't speak to you in later seasons, the character development and dialogue are profound enough to still keep you hooked.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:01 am    Post subject:

kikanga wrote:
leor_77 wrote:
So, I've watched the Sopranos, The Wire, Mad Men and Game of Thrones...All of them hooked me on episode 1 of the first season. Watched the first couple eps of Breaking Bad. Just didn't quite do it for me. Seemed kind of boring.

Should I keep watching, and stick it out?


It's one of those shows that doesn't really peak within each season. The buildup just continues to grow and grow for a solid 4 seasons. But to accomplish that long of a buildup, it starts slow and does important character development early on.


Second this. It really is one of the only shows that consistently gets better which each season. Season 1 is only 7 episodes, I'd say stick it out at least for the season until you decide.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:48 am    Post subject:

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Has anyone watched OITNB since *SPOILER* Poousay died?


Fwiw, putting *spoiler alert* in the middle of the sentence with the spoiler right behind it kind of obviates the purpose of the alert...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:48 am    Post subject:

kikanga wrote:
tox wrote:
Mr. Campbell... who cares?
I just finished the first season of Mad Men. What a fantastic show, and I expect it only gets better.
That ending scene of Don on the stairs is heartbreaking. They really manage to portray him as sympathetic despite his shortcomings.


I appreciate how grounded the show is in early seasons. Made it very accessible. Plenty of fans loved it because it's a top notch period drama. It's practically a time capsule.
It does become more and more esoteric as it goes on. But if it's themes don't speak to you in later seasons, the character development and dialogue are profound enough to still keep you hooked.

So far, I'm 100% on board with the themes of the show, at least as I parse them (chiefly anti-consumption + feminist). I would be surprised if the later seasons lose me, but we'll have to see what happens.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:46 am    Post subject:

Netflix released Season 4 of Last Chance U!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:09 am    Post subject:

tox wrote:
Mr. Campbell... who cares?
I just finished the first season of Mad Men. What a fantastic show, and I expect it only gets better.
That ending scene of Don on the stairs is heartbreaking. They really manage to portray him as sympathetic despite his shortcomings.


Probably the best series ending episode ever.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:33 am    Post subject:

count me in on the fleabag wagon

normally breaking the 4th wall is an automatic no for me but this show clearly deserves an exception

no, I will not watch house of cards
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:51 am    Post subject:

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count me in on the fleabag wagon

normally breaking the 4th wall is an automatic no for me but this show clearly deserves an exception

no, I will not watch house of cards


Have you seen season 2 yet? The 4th wall breaking in S2 is maybe the best I've ever seen.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:00 am    Post subject:

I'm only up to 5. It ended with Rohr's daughter. Won't say anything, don't want to post what might be a spoiler.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:08 am    Post subject:

Euphoria is really good.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:17 am    Post subject:

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PHILosophize wrote:
count me in on the fleabag wagon

normally breaking the 4th wall is an automatic no for me but this show clearly deserves an exception

no, I will not watch house of cards


Have you seen season 2 yet? The 4th wall breaking in S2 is maybe the best I've ever seen.


All the main actresses were nominated for Emmys, and deservedly so.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:25 am    Post subject:

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I'm only up to 5. It ended with Rohr's daughter. Won't say anything, don't want to post what might be a spoiler.


dont recall how 5 ended....but 6 was what aired last night, and it ended around his daughter also?

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8782514/?ref_=ttep_ep6
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:55 am    Post subject:

I know I'm late to the party but The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is fantastic. A perfect balance of a delightful, entertaining watch mixed with real human emotions and issues. I'm hooked.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:57 am    Post subject:

ocho wrote:
Euphoria is really good.


I love the cold opens that showcase different characters and how their trauma and/or upbringing has made them the person we now see.

Also, Bob Ross and The Wire references had me
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:02 am    Post subject:

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loslakersss wrote:
PHILosophize wrote:
count me in on the fleabag wagon

normally breaking the 4th wall is an automatic no for me but this show clearly deserves an exception

no, I will not watch house of cards


Have you seen season 2 yet? The 4th wall breaking in S2 is maybe the best I've ever seen.


All the main actresses were nominated for Emmys, and deservedly so.


Well deserved. Really pulling for PWB.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:50 am    Post subject:

Money Heist is back on Netflix!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:06 pm    Post subject:

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Netflix released Season 4 of Last Chance U!


let me know if anyone has watched....have some thoughts, but do not want to spoil for anyone that plans on watching....
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:52 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:00 pm    Post subject:

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jodeke wrote:
I'm only up to 5. It ended with Rohr's daughter. Won't say anything, don't want to post what might be a spoiler.


dont recall how 5 ended....but 6 was what aired last night, and it ended around his daughter also?

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8782514/?ref_=ttep_ep6


I watched It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City? I don't know why I said episode 5
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:09 am    Post subject:

Just finished Dark Season 2. In terms of story, it's mind-blowingly excellent.
It's a time travel show that doesn't play by the rules of it's predecessors. I can't speak highly enough about it.
There isn't 1 wasted scene through 2 seasons. The plot line is so ambitious and the writers somehow managed to pull it off.
Family trees are important in the show. So if you watch, keep this handy: https://i.redd.it/i063yx8ymy501.jpg
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:00 am    Post subject:

starting showtime city on a hill
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:56 am    Post subject:

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starting showtime city on a hill

Worth the watch.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:02 am    Post subject:

I personally couldn't get into city on a hill but it's really tough for me to be love a cop show (still haven't seen beyond season 1 of the wire, tbh - might have to make an exception for that one though).
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