Rate the last TV series you watched (full seasons only) Page 249

  • cowell 6 Dec 2019 09:14:15 2,162 posts
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    Utopia is up on Amazon Prime. In the process of a rewatch and itís still great. Quite sad it got axed in favour of Humans
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 8 Dec 2019 11:16:15 13,959 posts
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    Giri/Haji

    Stylish gangland/Yakuza series which the Beeb really should've made a bigger deal of.

    Some very cool touches, excellent asynchronous storytelling, great performances (Will Sharpe, oh maaaaan), the scope is huge and the story personal.

    Lots of TV is called cinematic these days but this really is

    9/10

    Seriously, Will Sharpe
    Finished this at the weekend and absolutely loved it. Stylistically fresh and utterly absorbing, it had a cast of characters that seemed so unlikely to work at the start, but gelled beautifully throughout. Would love another series but think it wrapped up pretty neatly.
    Yeah I don't it needs another series but that one was brilliant.

    That dance on the roof in the final episode as everything came to a head. Oh my god.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 8 Dec 2019 19:40:26 13,959 posts
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    War of the Worlds

    It looks the part but it misses so many beats and is quite boring for something so large scale.

    I though the black orb looked good, the tripods too. But while I get they were going for some kind of climate change allegory, all that post invasion stuff just fell flat.

    5/10
  • QBX 8 Dec 2019 23:24:03 174 posts
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    I'm a Celebrity 2019

    Not a very good series especially when you compare it to last year.

    There were times where it felt like I was watching a bunch of people that were just there for the paycheque. What makes it worse is that some actively chose not to take part in a few of the trials which goes against the spirit of the game and doesn't make for good entertainment. Things only really started to pick up when Haskell left and other people started getting air time.

    So watch the last few days as your not really missing much before that.

    3/10

    Edited by QBX at 23:32:49 08-12-2019
  • cov 10 Dec 2019 01:05:35 2,269 posts
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    Too old to die young - on prime

    Mmm well wow erm

    Basically if you like nicholas winding refyn (drive, valhalla rising) this series is absolutely him to the max. 10 episodes, 60 to 90 minutes. Glacial, minimal dialogue, pretentious, gorgeous, fantastic soundtrack, exasperating, tremendous.

    Take drive expand it to 15 hours and split into 10 episodes

    If you hate him you will really really hate this

    So either 10/10 or 0/10
  • HarryPalmer 10 Dec 2019 10:56:01 6,141 posts
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    Patrick Melrose - 9/10

    One of the best TV series' I've ever seen. Expertly made and acted, Cumberbatch is outstanding. I real emotional rollercoaster from the first frame.
  • HarryPalmer 10 Dec 2019 10:57:21 6,141 posts
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    @cov I'm really keen to see this but keep forgetting it exists! Thanks for the reminder. THUMBS UP +1 Like.
  • brokenkey 10 Dec 2019 10:57:27 10,516 posts
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    Silicon Valley S6. Great, just great.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 10 Dec 2019 12:04:32 13,959 posts
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    Pls Like

    Fictional documentary about YouTube on BBC 3. First series deals with not-Zoella, not-Joe Wicks, not-KSI and the nonsense of vlogging. Series two has a more sitcom vibe and is more about how wacky fascists have ruined everything for everyone.

    It's extremely on the nose and dead funny.

    8.5/10
  • cov 10 Dec 2019 15:00:18 2,269 posts
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    HarryPalmer wrote:
    @cov I'm really keen to see this but keep forgetting it exists! Thanks for the reminder. THUMBS UP +1 Like.
    Yeah this seems to have gone under the radar a tad - surprised no one seems to be talking about it

    Its as mad as a bag of hamsters
  • QBX 12 Dec 2019 11:29:51 174 posts
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    Informer

    Came hot on the heels of The Bodyguard on the BBC and deserves a bit more attention. It charts the days leading up to a terrorist attack.

    I enjoyed the character building, particularly of Raza as the titular informant and just an ordinary guy trying to get by and whose life slowly falls apart as he exposes himself to this dangerous underworld. Paddy Considine is his contact and just an outstanding actor in anything he does.

    A minor criticism I have is the reveal of who the attacker is during the final episode. It's been building over the series but there is no impact moment where you find out who it is which is bit of a let down.

    Really enjoyable.

    8/10
  • jrmat 12 Dec 2019 12:35:33 204 posts
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    Guilt 7

    Almost an eight but a little silly in places. Well worth a watch. 4 episode mini series set of n Scotland.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 15 Dec 2019 15:25:53 13,959 posts
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    Sherlock series 1

    This was such a good show before it vanished up its own fandom.

    8.5/10
  • TechnoHippy 16 Dec 2019 08:15:43 17,470 posts
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    Watchmen

    Well that was rather good. I struggled with the first couple of episodes as I didn't really get what was going on, however it built really well to a great conclusion.

    8/10
  • Tomo 16 Dec 2019 09:17:09 17,805 posts
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  • Tomo 16 Dec 2019 09:22:46 17,805 posts
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    cov wrote:
    Too old to die young - on prime

    Mmm well wow erm

    Basically if you like nicholas winding refyn (drive, valhalla rising) this series is absolutely him to the max. 10 episodes, 60 to 90 minutes. Glacial, minimal dialogue, pretentious, gorgeous, fantastic soundtrack, exasperating, tremendous.

    Take drive expand it to 15 hours and split into 10 episodes

    If you hate him you will really really hate this

    So either 10/10 or 0/10
    Have started watching this. The first episode at least, which I enjoyed. But that was only an hour. The episodes are not only long, but the scenes are incredibly drawn out and the characters speak very slowly. It adds to the atmosphere but makes it hard work. Opening scene where the cops pull over the girl was particularly effective.
  • Jono62 16 Dec 2019 14:58:56 25,346 posts
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    Is Atlanta anywhere? Fancy watching it.
  • TechnoHippy 16 Dec 2019 16:15:01 17,470 posts
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    The Name of the Rose

    This was rather excellent. A good who dunnit in a monastery setting. The performance were excellent and very evocative of the time. No scotsman in sight though.

    8/10
  • Fab4 16 Dec 2019 18:10:55 8,923 posts
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    Jono62 wrote:
    Is Atlanta anywhere? Fancy watching it.
    The last time I saw it, it was on NowTV. Not sure if its still available though.
  • Darth_Flibble 16 Dec 2019 18:45:46 4,311 posts
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    fear the walking dead s5

    Gave up on the main show ages ago (tried to get back into it this season and its shit) This show is actually ok. The 2nd half falls back on the tired cliche of bad guys make the main characters join them or they will die etc They need to do something new rather falling back on this as the main show did these lots of time

    3/5
  • Jono62 16 Dec 2019 18:52:17 25,346 posts
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    @Fab4 Cheers, don't have NowTV. It was on iPlayer a while back, but not anymore sadly.
  • Load_2.0 16 Dec 2019 19:06:11 31,884 posts
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    Jono62 wrote:
    Is Atlanta anywhere? Fancy watching it.
    Atlanta is great btw. First episode I was convinced it wasn't for me but as you go on it is really engrossing. It's has some quite surreal episodes but it's sharp, funny and emotionally engaging.

    The episode Woods really sticks with me.
  • RedPanda87 16 Dec 2019 19:57:41 2,026 posts
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    Atlanta is great. Possibly makes my top 5 of the decade. Definitely top 10.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 17 Dec 2019 16:06:41 20,038 posts
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    The Shield S5

    This is getting better now. Forest Whitaker drags the whole thing up a couple of notches and itís getting slightly less formulaic now as well. Although......turning Vic into an actual goodie, as opposed to an antihero, is a terrible move.

    Still find Dutch the only genuinely interesting and likeable character though.

    7/10
  • elstoof 18 Dec 2019 21:31:20 25,863 posts
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    Master of None, both seasons are really very good
  • yegon 20 Dec 2019 14:01:21 6,502 posts
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    The Morning Show.

    Went in with looooow expectations, not typically my kind of show. I saw it got panned fairly widely*, and conversely championed by the Applegeoisie, wanted to judge for myself.

    First few eps were middling, reminded me of generic, shite network tv pre-cord cutting, but apart from one weak ep in the middle of the 10 eps (canít remember which) it gradually got a lot better. Just watched the finale, excellent end to the season, really good show overall.

    My fave show of current times is Succession. This doesnít come even close to that, but TMS is nonetheless a decent watch if you persevere with it.

    First 3rd Iíd give a 6/10, rising to an 8/10 by the last few eps, particularly the (highly improbable) finale.

    *I recall a Grauniad reviewer slated it initially but went back and totally revised their opinion when theyíd seen the lot, which echoes my experience to a degree

    Edited by yegon at 14:53:29 20-12-2019
  • freddymercurystwin 24 Dec 2019 00:29:03 2,172 posts
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    So it seems the BBC have done for Scrooge what they did for War Of The World's, turned it to shit!

    /sigh
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 24 Dec 2019 00:58:12 13,959 posts
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    @freddymercurystwin I found part one of Peaky Carols boring enough that I might not continue with it. Considering the quality of the cast not one of them delivered.
  • X201 24 Dec 2019 05:48:56 20,701 posts
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    freddymercurystwin wrote:
    So it seems the BBC have done for Scrooge what they did for War Of The World's, turned it to shit!

    /sigh
    Youíre wrong.
    Itís great.
    No bloody tweeness, as Dickens intended, the book is meant to be an attack on the men of business and the world they created. Itís not supposed to be comfortable or easy to read/watch.

    The poor arenít lovverly cockerney caricatures guvínor.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 24 Dec 2019 05:55:36 25,562 posts
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    Don't say he's wrong about something for fucks sake. Hell be moaning about into 2030.
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