Rate the last TV series you watched (full seasons only) Page 354

  • dfunked09 28 Mar 2021 23:19:01 1,901 posts
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    I kind of meant as a director, but yeah, that guy!
  • TechnoHippy 30 Mar 2021 06:18:26 18,913 posts
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    The Ambassador (S1)

    A chance discovery on Prime that I'm enjoying. It's an old school British drama about a dumpy mum looking ambassador stationed in Ireland. It's very British in tone, with overly dramatic acting and clumsy action sequences. It also reminded me of the trend for gentlemen diplomats and the contention with their professional counterparts. It manages some decent and appropriate storylines and sucked me into its world.

    7/10
  • leekuti 30 Mar 2021 06:37:13 59 posts
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    After Life

    10/10
  • Dougs 30 Mar 2021 23:12:40 98,694 posts
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    Schitt's Creek S1-6. 9/10 overall. Was a bit of a slow start and I struggled with the characters for a season and a half but once it clicked, I thought it was exceptional. It's warm, funny, sweet and deals with relationships in a very real way but without drama. Firmly recommended, and if you started it and binned it, give it another go. The pay off is worth it.
  • Not-a-reviewer 31 Mar 2021 07:20:09 7,268 posts
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    Pretty much my thoughts too. From the first couple of episodes I didn’t think I was going to get much further but it quickly became one of my favourites of last year.
  • Dougs 31 Mar 2021 07:46:23 98,694 posts
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    The follow up doc on Netflix was great too. The entire cast spent the whole time in tears!

    It didn't quite reach the heights of Parks and Rec for me but not far off. Now need to find another 20 mins filler....
  • monkman76 31 Mar 2021 07:56:49 18,386 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Schitt's Creek S1-6. 9/10 overall. Was a bit of a slow start and I struggled with the characters for a season and a half but once it clicked, I thought it was exceptional. It's warm, funny, sweet and deals with relationships in a very real way but without drama. Firmly recommended, and if you started it and binned it, give it another go. The pay off is worth it.
    Ok, that's good to know. We've kind of drifted away from it rather than binning it entirely, after maybe 8 episodes or so. Will endeavour to dive back in!
  • monkman76 31 Mar 2021 07:58:22 18,386 posts
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    Anyone watching The Flight Attendant on Sky? I think I like it so far, only 2 episodes in. It's a bit more anxiety inducing than I had expected.
  • Not-a-reviewer 31 Mar 2021 07:58:24 7,268 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    The follow up doc on Netflix was great too. The entire cast spent the whole time in tears!

    It didn't quite reach the heights of Parks and Rec for me but not far off. Now need to find another 20 mins filler....
    I preferred it to P&R. Not as funny but just so...nice.
  • Dougs 31 Mar 2021 08:05:15 98,694 posts
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    Yeah, the lack of edge is definitely a positive. Where you might expect things to go horribly wrong, it all works out in SC. Especially for David.

    @monkman, def stick with it. The only reason we did was because of people saying similar things to me!

    Edited by Dougs at 08:48:07 31-03-2021

    Edited by Dougs at 08:48:23 31-03-2021
  • monkman76 31 Mar 2021 08:12:03 18,386 posts
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    Spoilers!
  • Dougs 31 Mar 2021 08:49:06 98,694 posts
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    It's not really as that becomes obvious quite quickly that it's just a nice show without drama. But take your point, apols!
  • StixxUK 31 Mar 2021 08:55:59 8,610 posts
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    Just finished the Flight Attendant. Fun, glossy, violent etc.

    Felt like it wanted to fill the same space as Killing Eve.

    Worth watching I'd say, 7 out of 10
  • TechnoHippy 31 Mar 2021 13:23:23 18,913 posts
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    The Ambassador (S2)

    More of the same. It's quite formulaic with a different issue each episode and a threadbare overall arch. It's also unrealistic with how involved she gets, but I found it quite watchable and reminiscent of an earlier time.

    7/10
  • Jono62 31 Mar 2021 14:49:34 26,762 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    The follow up doc on Netflix was great too. The entire cast spent the whole time in tears!

    It didn't quite reach the heights of Parks and Rec for me but not far off. Now need to find another 20 mins filler....
    Brooklyn 99? Kim's Convenience?
  • Dougs 31 Mar 2021 14:55:37 98,694 posts
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    I've watched most of 99, but bounced off the last season on Netflix. Kim's convenience is a good shout
  • Rum_Monkey 31 Mar 2021 15:24:57 2,512 posts
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    Surprised you bounced off 99, still great imo.

    The latest season is 8/10 and Captain Holt is still the greatest.
  • Dougs 31 Mar 2021 15:30:02 98,694 posts
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    I only gave it a few episodes but I think I was just done with it. I'll go back to it at some point, probably when I start commuting again (wife isn't interested). Same with F is for Family. Really enjoyed the first few but not feeling the latest.
  • Jono62 31 Mar 2021 16:14:27 26,762 posts
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    I have it on all the time.

    The backstreet boys cold opening is great.
  • Armoured_Bear 31 Mar 2021 18:03:27 30,281 posts
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    Kim's Convenience looks great for that short watch but of course it's not bloody on Netflix here. Arse.
  • RawShark 31 Mar 2021 23:47:31 1,686 posts
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    Just saw the first episode of Invincible on Amazon.

    For a while I was like “This is the closest anything has ever been to the 1990s Spider-Man cartoon. In a good way.”

    And then... oh god. But in a good way. I think?

    Annoyingly it’s a weekly release so let’s see where it goes. But I’m engaged.
  • Your-Mother 1 Apr 2021 04:03:38 7,276 posts
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    Finally finished Lovecraft Country.

    Eh.

    As a weird quasi-anthology show that was making points about race, it was pretty good, but with a fairly weak middle. 7/10

    As a Lovecraftian horror (which it was implied to be from the trailers, the early previews, the first episode and the freaking name of the show, so what I was expecting) it fails on every conceivable level. I know it’s hard to do in a visual medium but that there was zero cosmic horror even attempted and it feels a little more than basic horror tropes with some Lovecraftian vocabulary thrown in for good measure. In that perspective it was a 2/10
  • Mola_Ram 1 Apr 2021 05:44:17 25,619 posts
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    The real Lovecraftian cosmic horror was racism.
  • Your-Mother 1 Apr 2021 09:34:48 7,276 posts
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    Well, yeah, there’s that uncomfortable “views on race shaped Lovecraft’s writing” thing, but the show didn’t seem interested in that angle. Most of it was almost Scooby Doo like in its revelation - here’s a horror trope, now let’s lift off the mask and why it was Old Man Racism all along. Even as a subversion of “HP Lovecraft was a massive racist in general” it doesn’t really work, the closest they come is literally saying that bluntly in the first episode and then it’s never really attacked from that angle ever again, most because as previously mentioned anything Lovecraftian is discarded after that first episode.
  • Mola_Ram 1 Apr 2021 09:45:17 25,619 posts
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    I guess part of it might be the fault of the source material? I haven't read it (yet), but from what I've heard it doesn't have a whole lot to do with the actual person named Lovecraft.
  • Tricky 1 Apr 2021 12:06:29 5,083 posts
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    Snowpiercer Season 2

    Actually a lot better than the first season, mostly thanks to Sean Bean's scenery-chewing turn as an almost Andrew Ryan-like character. It's still full of plot holes and conveniences (like Terence getting killed and then not really being mentioned much at all thereafter, or how Pike seems to go PTSD and then also gets forgotten about for the last couple of episodes) and it still amazes me how fast people seem to be able to travel from one end to another of a 10 mile long train.

    But still - pretty damned enjoyable.

    7/10
  • TechnoHippy 3 Apr 2021 20:48:51 18,913 posts
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    Great British Railway Journeys (S4)

    My love affair with Michael Portillo and long trains entering tight, dirty , and dark tunnels continues...

    9/10
  • Darth_Flibble 4 Apr 2021 10:52:41 5,101 posts
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    Snowpiercer Season 2

    Didn't think it was good as season 1, Sean "do it yorkshire" bean's scenery-chewing "acting" is more like a cartoon villain. Jennifer Connelly is the best thing about the show she is barely in s2, she gets 1 major episode and that story is more interesting than train 1 vs train 2 she out acts everyone on the show. Everyone else is just bleh or meh

    4/10
  • TechnoHippy 4 Apr 2021 11:32:18 18,913 posts
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    Did you just diss Sean Bean? The Master of a thousand accents?
  • DUFFMAN5 4 Apr 2021 11:40:55 26,586 posts
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    Still Game: series 9. Very good and maybe not the best series but still solid stuff and the ending was very touching. I will miss the inhabitants of Craiglang.. Except I won't, as I have started from the beginning again.
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