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Reply #175 on: January 16, 2018, 11:09:38 AM

On a positive note, and I'm not sure it doesn't deserve its own thread, Netflix has come out with a Japanese 'live action' series based on an anime series named "Erased". Its essentially a time-travel rewind the past to correct the present type tale but that's not doing it justice. If you enjoy good anime stories like Mushishi or Full Metal Alchemist which combines a blend of the brutal realities of child abuse and murder with the most gentle and sweet interactions between characters to make a devastating concoction, this may be for you.

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Reply #176 on: January 17, 2018, 03:51:50 AM

Er, sounds good, I guess.

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Reply #177 on: January 22, 2018, 10:01:13 PM

I'm looking for a new crime/detective series to watch, but at this point I think I've seen them all - at least all the British ones. Do the US have any decent ones on offer, or are they all CSI style rubbish?

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Reply #178 on: January 23, 2018, 11:55:04 AM

Elementary?

Edit: there's also Life which is one of my favorite shows.
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Reply #179 on: January 23, 2018, 07:46:25 PM

Elementary?

Edit: there's also Life which is one of my favorite shows.


Alas, I've watched them both. Elementary went a bit off the rails for me (UK Sherlock tho).

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Reply #180 on: January 24, 2018, 11:05:32 PM

"Castle" was a pretty good procedural, up until they stopped being episodic and tried to have season arcs.  It had a cutsey twist to make it stand out, and Nathan Fillion is fun.

"Forever" was decent.  Its shtick was an immortal who worked as a coroner for the NYPD.  only one season, tho.

These are network crime dramas -- they're pretty tame.  If you're looking for edgier, NetFlix/HBO dramas, you may find these a little dull.

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Reply #181 on: January 25, 2018, 09:53:18 AM

The Bridge was a pretty decent FX cop show that lasted 2 seasons about a Mexican cop and an American DEA agent, based on I think a Finnish or Swedish show of the same name.

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Reply #182 on: January 28, 2018, 01:42:13 AM

Great cast and my first introduction to Damien Bashir.  Kruger and Buffalo Bill were great too.   The show actually got better in the second season after they ditched trying to remake the Scandinavian original series (Franka Potente was wild).   I think if this was on AMC it would have kept going and found an audience. FX too quick on the trigger.

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Reply #183 on: January 28, 2018, 03:41:48 AM

Yeah, we watched some of the scandi original, and the UK remake (the Tunnel), but not the US one. I wasn't sold on it. I prefer the more mystery side of these things, rather than the drama or thriller aspects (I dislike Broadchurch for example, as it's pretty much just a soap opera).

Never given Castle a go though, will look it up.

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Reply #184 on: January 28, 2018, 09:48:29 AM

Castle is amusing, though it eventually wears out its welcome.
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Reply #185 on: January 28, 2018, 11:51:13 AM

It's not exactly a cop drama, but all 3 seasons of Fargo are goddamn excellent.

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Reply #186 on: January 28, 2018, 11:55:11 AM

Castle is Nathan Fillion being Nathan Fillion. If you find him amusing you will enjoy it for a couple of seasons. If you don't then pass.

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Reply #187 on: January 30, 2018, 11:42:57 AM

If you like documentaries, Alex Gibney has a new series on Netflix called Dirty Money, specifically about different ways big businesses are fucking the shit out of people. The first episode of 6 is about Volkswagen's emissions standards defeat device and the prevalence of European car manufacturers (and really US ones too) using defeat devices to lie to regulators about the pollution from diesel cars. I've only watched that first one but it's good.

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Reply #188 on: February 22, 2018, 09:25:44 AM

What Freshman shows reallyvvstuck the Season 1 landing in the last few years? Way too many good shows fall apart withb3 episodes to go... I'm looking for a few that end strong.

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Reply #189 on: February 25, 2018, 03:43:34 AM

I watched 5 hours of a MASH marathon tonight.  Seen every episode like 10 times before back in the 80s when it was on 3 times a day. Was like putting on a nice, well-worn shoe.  I am old.

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Reply #190 on: February 25, 2018, 09:26:33 AM

I watched 5 hours of a MASH marathon tonight.  Seen every episode like 10 times before back in the 80s when it was on 3 times a day. Was like putting on a nice, well-worn shoe.  I am old.

How did it hold up? We've done something similar but with Golden Girls.  It really holds up except for the fact that the ladies are in their late 50s in the show and thats.not.that.far.
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Reply #191 on: February 25, 2018, 06:35:31 PM

Pretty well. It was late period MASH which is hit or miss for me (l like CEWIII a lot but  the show gets very Klinger heavy which gets old) but it was a very well made and written show with some real gems even in the last few years.

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Reply #192 on: February 26, 2018, 06:47:22 AM

I felt the opposite re-watching a couple of episodes recently. Unbearably twee.
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Reply #193 on: February 26, 2018, 08:46:25 AM

Later seasons of MASH veer from farce to maudlin. Doesn't bear up to rewatching for me. I've been watching some old westerns on H&I and while the plots are simplistic, they're still enjoyable for the most part (Rawhide, Wanted Dead or Alive, Have Gun Will Travel)
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Reply #194 on: February 27, 2018, 06:39:56 PM

Living Biblically is apparently a real CBS comedy series. I don't think I've ever seen a worse trailer.
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Reply #195 on: February 27, 2018, 09:16:39 PM

Well that looks horrifying.  ACK!

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Reply #196 on: February 28, 2018, 10:27:59 AM

It puts the FUN in Fundamentalist.

If you didn't click on that link, that is the actual marketing for it.
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Reply #197 on: March 12, 2018, 02:02:21 AM

I felt the opposite re-watching a couple of episodes recently. Unbearably twee.


Really depends on the episode. Watched "Life Time" tonight (for some reason been watching this show a lot lately) which is Season 8 and is quite brilliant IMO. Guy has his aorta shot out and they have a clock running in the corner while they wait for another guy to die to get a graft. 

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Reply #198 on: March 13, 2018, 06:49:09 AM

Uh, he has his Aorta shot out ?

That sounds like a short fucking timer.

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Reply #199 on: March 16, 2018, 02:18:56 PM

Watching "Ministry of Time" on netflix. Its a spanish sci-fi show that's quite good. Its sorta Dr. Who-ish in intent. The premise is that Spain has a bunch of portals to various places in time, and there's a secret government agency who manages it, named, stunningly, the Ministry of Time. Their job is to ensure that Spain's glorious history proceeds without interruption. Of course, there are evil time travelers who try to steal Guernica, get Lope De Vega killed, sabotage Dali's education, etc. Its very dramatic and filled with heartache, pain, lust, tragedy, death, and an assortment of strategically placed boobs.
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Reply #200 on: March 23, 2018, 01:42:31 AM

Meanwhile on... Youtube Red: Cobra Kai

Low budget, cornball, and at least 13 years too late.

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Reply #201 on: March 23, 2018, 02:57:17 AM

Seems like it is actually buying into the theory that Daniel is the villain of the original. Love it.

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Reply #202 on: March 23, 2018, 06:03:40 AM

Meanwhile on... Youtube Red: Cobra Kai

Low budget, cornball, and at least 13 years too late.


pfft looks awesome

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Reply #203 on: March 23, 2018, 07:01:11 AM

Seems like it is actually buying into the theory that Daniel is the villain of the original. Love it.

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Reply #204 on: March 23, 2018, 10:32:20 AM

That looks hysterical.

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Reply #205 on: March 24, 2018, 01:37:41 AM


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Reply #206 on: March 24, 2018, 11:02:56 AM

Uh, they’re speaking Japanese.

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Reply #207 on: March 24, 2018, 11:46:59 AM

All I can think of is "MATT... DAMON."

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Reply #208 on: March 25, 2018, 03:38:53 AM

Uh, they’re speaking Japanese.
Yes, but it's Chinese glove puppetry as opposed to marionettes, shadow puppets, or Bunraku.

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Reply #209 on: March 25, 2018, 03:50:22 AM

It's also recorded in three languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese and Japanese. The characters all have Chinese names too.
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