Favourite TV Series

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  1. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Jim then puts up a massive cross in their front garden.

    The series is pretty funny in places. Although there are some episodes that Jim's character is superfluous and shouldn't be in it. I guess that they won't be making any more after series 6 ended the way it did.

    I moved on to Ozark recently, just completed series 1 last night.
     
  2. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    S1 & S2 were so good that I had to take drastic measures not to binge them (Dad's 'TV time' is after 22h00 so I don't get the "I'm not watching that it's in German why can't we watch it dubbed into English...") I actually reprogrammed my router to shutdown at midnight. I'm only one episode into S3 and its very difficult fighting the urge to sit there all night watching it...
     
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  3. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I gave up after the first episode. It was cringe inducing. Not my cup of tea.
     
  4. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Plowing through Community on Netflix and loving it so far. It's a bit like IASIP and B99.
     
  5. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    I was/am a massive fan of Dan Harmon’s podcast Harmontown. Around the time it started he’d just been sacked/suspended from Community, which he created and wrote, because he’d played an abusive voicemail from Chevy Chase in front of a crowd at a pod recording. He was always very bitter about how they took the show away from him. I also love Rick and Morty, which he of course writes and in his eyes is a ‘**** you’ to the network that ran Community because he can do whatever he likes now.

    I’ve never watched a second of Community though. I don’t know why, I’ve always been wary of it. Just seems a bit ‘kooky’ like New Girl or that ******* awful sitcom about the nerds and the blonde woman. Is it worth a go? My misconceptions are probably totally wrong, I ought to trust Harmon. You saying it reminds you of IASIP would definitely tempt me to get involved.

    Also, a lot of the real life LA based weirdos that he based the Community characters on ended up appearing on the podcast. They all seemed like complete nutters.
     
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  6. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    So completely against my will I watched "Little Fires Everywhere" because sometimes we have to do the decent thing and watch stuff we know will be utterly sh*te just to keep her indoors happy. And for the first few episodes it was as expected. Then strangely it got good. Then it got bl**dy good. One series, eight episodes, watch it.

    Amazon prime tv.
     
  7. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Ozark is probably the nearest thing to Breaking Bad in tone. It has the same intensity of plot, thrill and character turnover. The same sense of impending dread, inevitable sudden violence, the same character amorality and an ever shrinking number of characters that you would root for.

    But it’s an odd sort of genre, good as it is, this descent into moral decay TV. All the characters are utterly existential in these dramas. They have no friends, don’t support a football team, watch TV, learn recipes. They just have a mission and how they react to the next obstacle.
     
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  8. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    I believe the first three seasons are the best as they are prime Harmon, I've not gone past those yet so I'll report back whether the rest of it is worth a watch. I'm surprised there was a breakdown in the relationship with Chevy Chase as he is a prominent member of the cast. I do need to catch up on the latest series of R&M as well.

    It took me a long time to watch Community too mainly because its only just been added to Netflix. Tonally I'd say it's not as out there R&M or IASIP but a lot better than those drab American sitcoms with laughter tracks (I'm looking at you Big Bang Theory). It's probably most similar to Brooklyn 99 but slightly more adult in a way.

    I'm going to have to give the podcast a go as it sounds like my cup of tea.
     
  9. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Well that’s a solid recommendation, I’ll get started on it this week and report back! Nearly all done with IASIP after starting it in March so I’ll need to fill that void.

    Definitely go back to the very start of the podcast if you’re going to start listening. It started out as Dan Harmon getting plastered on vodka, bitching about the TV industry, trying to freestyle rap, arguing with his girlfriend and occasionally playing Dungeons & Dragons in front of an audience. They even went on tour early on and made a documentary about Harmon. Later on it took more of a more somber turn when Trump got elected and at a similar time Dan was going through some stuff. Still great fun though.

    The Chevy Chase stuff happened back before they recorded the shows for podcasting so I don’t know exactly what went down, other than Harmon got in loads of **** for it. I think you can find some out of context audio of it on YouTube though.
     
  10. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    Dark Season 3 is out, watched the first couple of episodes and now my head hurts.
     
  11. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Finished Manifest Series 2.

    Really poor acting and some predictable story-lines but it is still somehow incredibly fun and addictive.
     
  12. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    Just finished Season 1 of Succession - it is so good. It's up there with breaking bad and the wire etc for me so far!
     
  13. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Agree on all points.
     
  14. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    After binge watching Warehouse 13 I'm now starting Eureka which is a spin off / same universe thing. A few episodes in and enjoying it so far.
    I do like the sci fi light entertainment style as a no though required wind down watch rather than having to put up with something more high brow.
     
  15. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    I sort of lost my way towards the end of season 1. Season 2 is downloading but Ive not started it yet. Highlight for me was my trip to Dublin last year which was on the same number flight. Nothing untoward happened to me as far as I know.

    It's low on my watch priority and may be deleted if space becomes an issue before I get to watch it.
     
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  16. Yep, excellent.
     
  17. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    As a moderator of an Internet forum I’m sure you enjoyed series two episode seven. ;)

    From about two minutes in.
    www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p08dlq7l via @bbciplayer
     
  18. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    He is my mental image of most on here.
     
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  19. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Oddly enough, me too. :)
     
  20. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

  21. Warrior Nun on Netflix.

    Bonkers.
     
  22. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    Bonkers good? Or bonkers rubbish?
     
  23. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    @domthehornet

    Smashed through season 1 of Community and loved it. Took a couple of episodes but I couldn’t stop once I got going with it.
     
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  24. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Don't bother with the final season
     
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  25. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Haha I'm glad you are loving it. The Dean and Pierce are two of the greatest characters going! Alison Brie also helps pique the interest.
     
  26. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Oh lovely Annie. I may have paused and rewound the scene when she’s throwing a ‘vase’ in the pottery class a couple of times.

    The Dean’s Dalmatian/furry fetish and the Greendale human were the best recurring jokes in the series.
     
  27. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Noted, I’ve read it suffered after they started firing writers and it got kicked around the networks. Starting season 2 tonight though which is apparently the best!
     
  28. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Wait until you see her in a Christmas outfit...

    I loved the early series but think I only made it to episode 5 or 6 in the final series - had badly gone down hill
     
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  29. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    :eek:
     
  30. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    Anyone started watching the business of drugs?

    Very interesting, but are there two different woman presenting it or is it the same person?
     
  31. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Anyone else watching Unsolved Mysteries on Netflix?

    ******* hell.
     
  32. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

  33. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    Succession was a bit of a slow burner for me but it started to click around episode five. I love the interactions between Tom and Greg, Roman also reminds me a bit of our very own Bobby P looks wise.
     
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  34. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Indeed - their parts definitely reflect the creator Jesse Armstrong's 'Peep Show' heritage. In fact, I reckon a comedic spin-off show focusing on them would also be excellent.
     
  35. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    Excellent, I had no idea he was behind it and peep show is one of my all time favourites. Just at the bit where Tom takes him out for a night out, great stuff.
     

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