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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby hooplah » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:33 pm

shit is getting REAL, bake off confirmed best show ever made

it's got SABOTEURS

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and SQUIRRELS WITH GIANT TESTICLES

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game of thrones might as well be CSPAN
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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby CPV1 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:49 pm

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Re: Television rules the nation

Postby maj » Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:54 pm

love me some bake off,

tell you who i love more tho

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Re: Television

Postby earthonator » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:53 pm

@noodles
did you find it a bit cheesiy? it was really good and confusing but iifound a few parts to be a bit cheesy. def afgre that the last episode was medioracre. oh yeah and some critics are saying it's like the best TV show of all time lol
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Re: Television

Postby noodles » Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:51 am

Yeah some parts were cheezy like when characters go off about how they think society is messed up and it sounds like an angsty teenager. The show was like a B+ to me and then there was that one twist that I never saw coming but makes so much sense in retrospect.
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Re: Television

Postby thecanadiancook » Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:11 pm

Just binge watched season 1 of How to Get Away With Murder. So glad season 2 airs tonight.

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Re: Television

Postby eufemism » Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:48 am

fuckin 30 rock has me rollin

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Re: Television

Postby yourdad » Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:33 am

i need brooklyn nine-nine to start RIGHT NOW
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Re: Television

Postby kindofyoung » Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:28 pm

If you haven't started watching "You're the worst" yet you really should get around to it, season 2 has just started.

Best comedy series I've seen.
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Re: Tamal's fan club [tv thread]

Postby brlmski » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:57 pm

the season 2 finale of rick and morty was... emotional
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Re: Tamal's fan club [tv thread]

Postby nevergreen » Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:26 am

anyone watching Gotham? first season on netflix. I had no expectations going into it but I gotta say it's p good so far. Been introduced to some classic villains already and i'm very curious to see how things will play it between them, james gordon becoming commissioner, bruce growing up into batman, etc. He's only 12-13 rn so there's a lot of plot to go through but i've been enjoying it.
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Re: Tamal's fan club [tv thread]

Postby raags » Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:12 pm

master of none is really cool, i'm really enjoying it. it's the first TV (netflix, I guess, technically) series i've watched in years. the first three episodes felt a little stilted but ep4 (the diversity in media casting) I felt was really well done, clever, and hilarious. as a yung assimilated brown boi in the west, the show is so relatable in it's take on friendships, relationships, race, and just being alive that it's catching me offguard really often! are any of you watching it?
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Re: Tamal's fan club [tv thread]

Postby jrisk » Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:03 pm

I really enjoyed Master of None. My favorite episodes were the ones that covered his personal relationship (see Nashville and Mornings) but I think the parents episode was the best one. It's a really charming show!

also, rachel has the same jacket as me (uniqlo)

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Re: Tamal's fan club [tv thread]

Postby bels » Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:58 am

Whenever I see something like that I just feel bitter that I haven't written my own brown boi sitcom. Will have to check it out though.
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Re: Tamal's fan club [tv thread]

Postby rublev » Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:56 pm

What i've been watching the last few months....

Homeland Season 5 - distinctly average though a few high quality episodes. Overall story arch a bit primary school. Potential was high for Cold War era like snooping / wire taping visits to niche wholefood supermarkets / Russians doing something with mirrors / leather jackets cold breath POV camera of people being chased through Alexanderplatz / "vee 'ave to be vevy quiet" / maybe throw in an American drone for something contemporary. Instead it was all a bit Carrie cry face and reliance on rehashed Islamist ("will they won't they") plot.

Fargo season 2 - quite frankly, honestly, the best show this year. Of the last few years? Glorious, wacky, gratuitous, audacious, moving? “It’s just a flying saucer, hon, we got to go.” felt pretty ordinary. Glimpses of original Coen ideas but entirely new and fresh, and the references haven't stopped there (most recent episode called The Castle). Clash of the mundane with the extraordinary. I cannot put it into words! Also... the music... best. soundtrack. ever.
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The Last Panthers season 1 - hmmmmm... turned out to be a bit of a wet blanket. Disappointing. Started well... fast moving tense heist, something about panthers, flicking between grim Marseille and even grimmer Belgrade (just who isn't a sucker for Balkan crime gangs). The UN mission side plot did leave a pang of concern (not misjudged, on reflection), but all in all, promising. I had hoped for a Le Cercle Rouge style minimal dialogue cat and mouse type 'contemp. thrill', but the story soon moved on, past the heist, the panthers, the trackers, out the station and away to something different entirely. It was 'okay', but a missed opportunity. Tahar Rahim is excellent. Plays a great 'my life is crumbling around me' urban city cop.

Other recent highlights - Dan Cruickshank: Resurrecting History: Warsaw (good), Blood and Gold: The Making of Spain with Simon Sebag Montefiore (good), The Bridge (recorded it, only one episode in, but good), Michael Portillo's Great Continental Railway Journeys (i'm sorry but i love this programme...).

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this comes to C4 in January and i can't wait... finally a programme about one of my top 5 fave periods of historical significance (early 80s Germany, preferably involving the Stasi)
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Re: Tamal's fan club [tv thread]

Postby vgtbls » Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:29 pm

Agreed on Fargo. Really incredible, must-watch show IMO. It's so many things all at the same time, but never feels crowded or awkward. They carved out their own style and the atmosphere, acting, and scoring is carrying it to the next level. This season just ended and I NEED MORE
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Re: Tamal's fan club [tv thread]

Postby Iliam » Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:23 am

I'm half way through this French TV show Li'l Quinquin by the director Bruno Dumont (which has conveniently been posted to YouTube with English subtitles).



It's very good, very light hearted. I really enjoy how specific the setting is and how well the documentary observation of small town french life sits so nicely with to the show's bumbling comical elements. I guess it is kind of like Fargo in that respect (?).

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Re: Telly thread

Postby rublev » Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:17 pm

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The Joy of Rachmaninoff

The Joy of Rachmaninoff shows a celebration of a composer’s musical triumph over critical adversity and Soviet terror, Tom Service takes a cinematic journey through Russia on the trail of the wondrous yet melancholic melodies of Russian giant Sergei Rachmaninoff.


a quite beautiful programme that was originally shown on the BBC, new years day.

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his religious choral stuff has always been a fave... see 2:36 - 8:00 here
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Re: Telly thread

Postby odradek » Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:31 pm

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Re: Telly thread

Postby nevergreen » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:28 pm

i've been watching Parks n Rec lately and thought I finished the series when I finished season 6 on netflix. i was sad but little did I know there's a 7th season! now i get to watch that and be sad again when it's over

afterwards i'm debating on watching sons of anarchy or fargo

i'm also waiting for gotham to come back on air. the second season has been absolutely stellar so far
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Re: Telly thread

Postby JewTurk » Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:37 am

Definitely recommend Mr. Robot to anyone looking for a solid show. I'm 3 episodes in watching it on couch tuner. Great show.
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Re: Telly thread

Postby bels » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:27 am

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Re: Telly thread

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Re: Telly thread

Postby nevergreen » Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:20 am

finished parks n rec last week and started Sons of Anarchy. this show is intense as fuck and i'm really digging it i've watched almost 10 episodes in the past two days.
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Re: Telly thread

Postby rublev » Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:54 pm

anyone watching war and peace? i'm quite enjoying it.

the music is really very good.
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Re: Telly thread

Postby germinal » Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:03 pm

Enjoying it too, but Natasha is not a very good actress and they could have probably done with ten episodes for pacing reasons. Needs more moody shots of Russian countryside.
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Re: Telly thread

Postby rublev » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:29 am

war and peace OVER

deutschland 83 OVER

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war and peace was excellent, really could have been another couple of episodes.

D83 turned into my fave thing for a while, maybe. even if it's just for the "stop pissing in my soup and saying you're cooling it down!" line

would like to see more semi-gritty historically (even loosely) inspired programming...?????
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Re: Telly thread

Postby bels » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:45 am

Me and ILIAM have been watching Catastrophe and we agree it's "pretty good"
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Re: Telly thread

Postby nevergreen » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:06 pm

finished sons of anarchy a couple weeks ago. ending was good. series overall was a bit much at times but i enjoyed it. now i'm watching the original x files and master of none depending on how long i want the episodes to be.
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Re: Telly thread

Postby alby » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:08 pm

never watched an HBO show before but Vinyl caught my attention partly because of the name and partly because of its critical acclaim. watched the pilot and christ, that show is brutal in everyway. if you are sensitive to nudity or drugs or violence, i don't recommend this show.

otherwise it was pretty dope
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