Rate the last TV series you watched (full seasons only) Page 236

  • magicpanda 30 Jul 2019 17:00:33 14,871 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    The Boys - a very weird experience. I loved it as it's own thing but, being a huge wanker for the comics, I either didn't really like the changes or kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, which it never did.

    But, as a show, it was great. I understand why they made all the changes (bar possibly one) and I think they mostly worked to it's benefit.

    So, yeah, would recommend. As good a comic book adaptation as there's been, I think, bar possibly JJ S01.

    8/10
    Never read the comics, gets a 9 from me. Don't often post to gush about stuff like this but it's superb.

    Edited by magicpanda at 17:01:21 30-07-2019
  • Fab4 30 Jul 2019 20:44:44 8,839 posts
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    The Boys - 10/10

    Bra-fucking-vo!

    It may not be as good as the comics (I've never read them) and it may have some minor flaws, but on the whole, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 30 Jul 2019 21:21:33 10,808 posts
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    Dark Side of the Ring

    Incredible Vice series on All4 about the grim and most extraordinary stories from professional wrestling. Production values aren't always on point but the stories are like nothing else.

    The first episode about the murder of Bruiser Brody is a story I already knew but it never gets any less shocking or unbelievable and is an absolute must watch.

    10/10

    Edited by simpleexplodingmaybe at 21:21:50 30-07-2019
  • Khanivor 30 Jul 2019 21:35:59 44,071 posts
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    Chernobyl - 10/10

    So fucking good. Each episode had a least one ‘OOF FUCK’ moment. The overall quality left nothing to be desired. I also thought that the FX work was incredible.

    Can’t wait for Season 2.
  • Chug666 30 Jul 2019 22:10:14 590 posts
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    Chernobyl was pretty ace.

    Just finished series 1 of Fleabag, very much enjoyed it, funny with just enough awkward and sad. On to series 2!
  • Armoured_Bear 30 Jul 2019 22:19:10 27,192 posts
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    Chug666 wrote:
    Chernobyl was pretty ace.

    Just finished series 1 of Fleabag, very much enjoyed it, funny with just enough awkward and sad. On to series 2!
    I maybe should try Fleabag again, I watched 3 episodes and just found it annoying.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 31 Jul 2019 07:56:16 10,808 posts
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    @Armoured_Bear stick with it, series 1 is perfect
  • Dougs 31 Jul 2019 08:05:18 89,926 posts
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    I thought 2 was better. Watched the first episode of s2 again last night actually, it was as good as the first time I saw it.
  • kentmonkey 31 Jul 2019 08:16:51 23,073 posts
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    I do not get the love for Derry Girls, at all.

    I didn't find it funny, thought the gags were repeated too often, and the main girl's 'act' seemed to be to channel Mr Ed as much as possible.

    It was vaguely amusing at times throughout season 1, which I've just watched, but nothing more. Not unwatchable, but I can't understand the gushing and 10/10 scores.
  • Dougs 31 Jul 2019 08:22:53 89,926 posts
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    It's because you are dead inside. :)
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 31 Jul 2019 08:28:07 10,808 posts
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    What a monster
  • gooner77 31 Jul 2019 08:54:19 1,405 posts
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    The Boys 8/10

    Really enjoyed it some very out there moments and a great cast make it very addictive watch.

    I felt terrible for laughing at the dolphin rescue scene.

    Roll on season 2
  • tomplatz 31 Jul 2019 09:25:21 1 posts
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    Hi everyone. I am new to this forum. I am watching Chernobyl series and it is an awesome drama :)

    Edited by tomplatz at 09:49:14 07-08-2019
  • kentmonkey 31 Jul 2019 09:33:48 23,073 posts
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    Chernobyl is a great show. Hard watch at times, but great show.
  • Tomo 31 Jul 2019 09:44:56 16,678 posts
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    Killing Eve Season 2 - 7/10

    First series was nigh on perfection for me, so this was a disappointment on the whole. Some good moments but it meandered through a lot of the episodes where not a lot seemed to really happen. Think it suffered from the transition from the first series. Eve went from chasing Villanelle down into falling in love with her and whilst there were hints at their unusual relationship, it still ended up being quite rushed. Final episode was good though. Presumably it's Eve's turn to end up in hospital and have to recover at the start of the next series....
  • Darth_Flibble 31 Jul 2019 17:17:05 3,528 posts
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    Stranger Things season 1 re-watch 9/10
    Really enjoyed the re-watch, its rare for a series to be this strong from s1

    Stranger Things season 2 re-watch 7/10
    Its not as fun to watch, skipped the EL meets her "sister" the first time was bad enough. There is good bits but the season arc felt messy - mike and will got more annoying, which is nothing compared to s3
  • DUFFMAN5 31 Jul 2019 17:28:06 24,793 posts
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    @tomplatz

    Quadzilla!!!! welcome ;)
  • sirtacos 1 Aug 2019 14:04:09 8,170 posts
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    Another Life

    There's something really self-indulgent and smug about this series and it's Ricky Gervais. The man has always struck me as an insecure, egotistical, mean-spirited, misanthropic cunt, and this series confirms it, especially whenever he makes an attempt at sentimentality. The mawkish montages towards the end of the season fall completely flat IMO. Sometimes it's like watching a sociopath attempt to mimic empathy.

    I liked it despite all that. There are some excellent actors involved, some scenes are laugh-out-loud funny, and it's generally an enjoyable watch.

    Still, it's all a bit masturbatory and Gervais comes off like a twat.

    6/10

    Edited by sirtacos at 14:48:46 01-08-2019
  • TechnoHippy 1 Aug 2019 14:04:36 15,302 posts
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    The Boys

    This wasn't even on my radar until the chatter here and on FB about it, but the recommendations were worth listening to as it's an excellent watch. Probably one of the better takes on the super hero genre. It can get very dark in places with some serious WTF moments. I'm definitely looking forward to another series.

    8/10
  • RawShark 2 Aug 2019 14:13:41 683 posts
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    The Boys

    Managed to get through this in three days, which isn't something I do often. So generally I found it thoroughly enjoyable but with a couple of caveats...

    First, Karl Urban's "English" accent is unbelievably, and inexcusably bad. The inflection is all wrong. In fact I thought he was Australian right up to the point he started wittering on about the Spice Girls. And Simon Pegg is right there! He's buff now, he could easily have played the Billy Butcher role! So that's a constant distraction from start to finish.

    Also I'm not a fan of having things obviously foreshadowed and then not having any follow up by season's end. What the hell was up with that fly? It must mean something because they didn't exactly make it discrete, but without any closure it just looks like a Mac n' Me style error. Irritating if nothing else.

    Otherwise, good social commentary, quite original, frequently funny, deliciously brutal. Recommended.
  • wobbly_Bob 2 Aug 2019 19:41:23 5,144 posts
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    sirtacos wrote:
    Another Life

    There's something really self-indulgent and smug about this series and it's Ricky Gervais. The man has always struck me as an insecure, egotistical, mean-spirited, misanthropic cunt, and this series confirms it, especially whenever he makes an attempt at sentimentality. The mawkish montages towards the end of the season fall completely flat IMO. Sometimes it's like watching a sociopath attempt to mimic empathy.

    I liked it despite all that. There are some excellent actors involved, some scenes are laugh-out-loud funny, and it's generally an enjoyable watch.

    Still, it's all a bit masturbatory and Gervais comes off like a twat.

    6/10
    At last! Somebody feels the same a out Gervais. I really can't bloody stand him. Agree with everything you've said but I'll add talentless and painfully unfunny as well. He seems pretty much universally liked tho. At least that's my impression.
  • Mr_Sleep 2 Aug 2019 19:45:17 22,736 posts
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    His recent stand up on Netflix was very good and I am usually pretty lukewarm about Gervais.
  • GuybrushFreepwood 2 Aug 2019 19:49:44 1,199 posts
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    @wobbly_Bob add me to list of his loathers
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 2 Aug 2019 19:52:32 20,393 posts
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    To call the person who wrote The Office "talentless" is a bit dim.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 2 Aug 2019 21:24:18 20,393 posts
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    Does Derry Girls pick up after the first episode or is it more of the same? I wouldn't put it much above something like Mrs Brown's Boys at the minute.
  • fontgeeksogood 2 Aug 2019 21:38:20 6,541 posts
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    I hated it, even with the subtitles on it seemed shoite
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 2 Aug 2019 21:43:58 20,393 posts
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    Just watched the first episode of Flowers which was a lot more not shit.
  • Jono62 2 Aug 2019 22:10:10 22,599 posts
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    I thought Derry Girls was alright, but it doesn't help that they all look old and the squat one is very annoying.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 2 Aug 2019 23:36:00 10,808 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    Just watched the first episode of Flowers which was a lot more not shit.
    Flowers gets intense it's brilliant
  • TechnoHippy 3 Aug 2019 11:13:35 15,302 posts
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    Derry Girls

    Quite amusing. The granddad and the sister were probably my favourite characters.

    7/10
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