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Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004


Grimey Drawer
I watched the first two episodes of Kevin Can gently caress Himself and honestly Iím pretty unimpressed. The social commentary was good and Murphy is excellent of course but after that thereís really nothing there. I donít really know what the actual premise is, or how itís going to sustain a series. Thereís no sense of how the plotĎs going to develop beyond ďsitcom wife is unhappy!Ē, and thatís really thin.

Also it is definitely not a comedy. Like itís pretty much a straight drama and the majority of the multicam jokes are deliberately bad so not actually funny. None of this bothers me, but I felt I should bring it up given how annoyed people get about shows billed as comedies that have very few jokes.

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AARD VARKMAN
May 17, 1993

Re: Mare of Easttown and The Killing,

How do these shows compare to the various 1 season Netflix Harlan Coben mysteries? The Five, The Stranger, Safe, The Woods? I watched the first 3 but haven't watched The Woods yet, however I love those single season mysteries to death, probably my favorite genre of television period.

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004


Grimey Drawer
The mystery side of Mare is mixed, but the character work is incredible. I havenít seen any of the Netflix shows youíve mentioned to compare, though.

AARD VARKMAN
May 17, 1993

Escobarbarian posted:

The mystery side of Mare is mixed, but the character work is incredible. I havenít seen any of the Netflix shows youíve mentioned to compare, though.

What about... hmm.. Broadchurch? The Fall? Unforgotten? Wow I've watched a lot of this poo poo. I think "Collateral" is the one I liked the least.

IRQ
Sep 9, 2001

SUCK A DICK, DUMBSHITS!

I finally finished Invincible, you guys were right, it was good.

SimonChris
Apr 24, 2008

The Baron's daughter is missing, and you are the man to find her. No problem. With your inexhaustible arsenal of hard-boiled similes, there is nothing you can't handle.
Grimey Drawer
Season 3 of The Killing is legit a great standalone one-season crime drama, which doesn't require any knowledge of the first two season. It's a pity that the rambling plot of the first two seasons turned so many people off the show that barely anyone watched it.

X-O
Apr 28, 2002

Long Live The King!

SimonChris posted:

Season 3 of The Killing is legit a great standalone one-season crime drama, which doesn't require any knowledge of the first two season. It's a pity that the rambling plot of the first two seasons turned so many people off the show that barely anyone watched it.

Yeah season three was great. Season one would have been great if it had actually wrapped up at the end of the season instead of dragging it to season two.

HOLY FUCK
Mar 31, 2007

Cats are terrifying, everyone knows that! 'Cause they're witches! And they've got knives in their feet!


I'll still give it a shot anyway I think, even if it is mostly on in the background for the first season or so :unsmith:

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!
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I'm still finding I, Sniper on Vice really good, but my original thoughts of how I don't really need a 10 episode docuseries about one subject to be dragged out over the course of nearly 3 months are still ringing true. I wish I'd kept it until I could binge them over the course of a few days. The episodes just don't differentiate enough as it is, and it hurts it.

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

We've Got To Go Back
The Killing will always be to me the show that give us Joel Kinnaman. I never watched it beyond season 1 tho.

whowhatwhere
Mar 15, 2010

SHINee's back
Wait we're talking about shows to watch after Mare of Easttown and not mentioning Happy Valley? It's maybe the best of the "complicated cop investigates sexually violent offender" shows that were everywhere in the 2010s. Not a false note struck, never tries to make the criminals more complicated or smart than they are without ever downplaying the harm they can inflict. Maybe a perfect show.

Sekhmnet
Jan 22, 2019


IRQ posted:

I finally finished Invincible, you guys were right, it was good.

I had watched 75% of the first episode and gave up cuz it hadn't hooked me at all. I'm glad my friends recommended I finish the first episode at least.

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004


Grimey Drawer

whowhatwhere posted:

Wait we're talking about shows to watch after Mare of Easttown and not mentioning Happy Valley? It's maybe the best of the "complicated cop investigates sexually violent offender" shows that were everywhere in the 2010s. Not a false note struck, never tries to make the criminals more complicated or smart than they are without ever downplaying the harm they can inflict. Maybe a perfect show.

This is a very good point, donít disregard it just because itís by some bloody weirdo with a k-pop avatar!!!!!!!!!!!!! Itís an excellent show

Mr Ice Cream Glove
Apr 22, 2007
"If you put a hamburger in the toaster it'll say Happy Birthday."


Dave season premier was so goddamn good

Harminoff
Oct 24, 2005

√į¬ü¬Ď¬Ĺ
David Choe has a show coming out next Friday on FX and it sure looks like something special.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF0o5-EOWb4

Timby
Dec 23, 2006

Your mother!

Aardvark! posted:

What about... hmm.. Broadchurch? The Fall? Unforgotten? Wow I've watched a lot of this poo poo. I think "Collateral" is the one I liked the least.

Mare of Easttown is probably most directly comparable, both in character work (both writing and acting) and the quality of the mystery, to the first season of Broadchurch.

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004


Grimey Drawer

Mr Ice Cream Glove posted:

Dave season premier was so goddamn good

It was extremely good yeah. Second episode less so but maybe watching them back to back was just too stressful for me. A lot of anxiety between the two of them.

muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005


Looten Plunder posted:

It's out? My calendar has it starting on the 20th.

If you have AMC+ it released last Sunday, while regular AMC gets it this upcoming Sunday.

bull3964
Nov 18, 2000

DO YOU HEAR THAT? THAT'S THE SOUND OF ME PATTING MYSELF ON THE BACK.


On that note, Amazon is doing a special on Channels for Prime and you can get AMC+ (along with others) for 0.99/month for two months.

I'm probably going to add Epix to catch up on a few things and maybe I'll burn through some stuff on AMC+ too (which has a ton of Shudder and Sundance content.)

Open Source Idiom
Jan 4, 2013

Timby posted:

Mare of Easttown is probably most directly comparable, both in character work (both writing and acting) and the quality of the mystery, to the first season of Broadchurch.

Really? Mare of Easttown is so derivative of Happy Valley that it makes my teeth ache. The leads are basically identical.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

*dubstep intensifies*


:wtf:

Looten Plunder
Jul 11, 2006
Grimey Drawer
I don't think I remember Happy Valley at all because every time I think about it I realise I'm thinking about Broadchurch. Broadchurch was the Olivia Coleman one yeah?

Open Source Idiom
Jan 4, 2013

Looten Plunder posted:

I don't think I remember Happy Valley at all because every time I think about it I realise I'm thinking about Broadchurch. Broadchurch was the Olivia Coleman one yeah?

Yeah, that's the one. Okay to good first season, Eve Myles doing high camp in the second, and porn makes you a rapist in the third.

Looten Plunder
Jul 11, 2006
Grimey Drawer

Harminoff posted:

David Choe has a show coming out next Friday on FX and it sure looks like something special.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF0o5-EOWb4

This looks very much like an Australian show called Anh's Brush With Fame that's been around for about 5 years.
https://youtu.be/uXiLtNkMpvU

Looten Plunder
Jul 11, 2006
Grimey Drawer

Open Source Idiom posted:

Yeah, that's the one. Okay to good first season, Eve Myles doing high camp in the second, and porn makes you a rapist in the third.

Yeah, Boradchurch got increasingly dumb as it went on.

Happy Valley is the single mum one with the kidnapped kid with the second season with the killer on the houseboat?

Oasx
Oct 11, 2006

Freshly Squeezed
The first season of Broadchurch is great, and the third one is also good.

isaboo
Nov 10, 2002

BATTLE CAT
Punching Nazis Since 1992
Just getting started with Happy Endings and :lol: it's pretty good stuff

the cast is fantastic

isaboo fucked around with this message at 05:47 on Jun 18, 2021

Looten Plunder
Jul 11, 2006
Grimey Drawer
You're in for a treat. Happy Endings is S-Tier

Inspector 34
Mar 9, 2009

DOES NOT RESPECT THE RUN

BUT THEY WILL

Yeah I got that too. My hbomax account is not even through the email address that arrived at though.

Open Source Idiom
Jan 4, 2013

Looten Plunder posted:

Happy Valley is the single mum one with the kidnapped kid with the second season with the killer on the houseboat?

Uhh, it's been a while, but I think that's all just the first season.

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004


Grimey Drawer
Yeah it is. Season 2 has Moaning Myrtle

Qmass
Jun 3, 2003

the only reason im watching loki is because I like owen wilson and because its basically control the game the tv show.

galenanorth
May 19, 2016

National Geographic's Mega Hammerhead documentary delivered on its promise of showing entertaining hammerhead facts and conservation. The only annoying thing is that it was clearly made for TV, not streaming, because they keep coming back from a commercial break and reviewing for people who just flipped the channel, and half the time they do, they play this misleading "It's headed right for you! Get out of the water!" clip, and later when they get to it in the actual show, it's about swimmers who were nearby when a hammerhead was hunting a stingray, and it was curving away and back to its prey, not toward the diver, though it was still pretty important they get out of the water with one that close.

Wafflecop
Oct 31, 2010

Khanstant posted:

First I've ever seen it used that way... how is it even meant to be said? Bow like the egyptian ranged weapon? Bow like the once lil Bow Wow? Bow like the gesture you make your enemies and subordinates do before addressing you to maintain the sociopolitical hierarchy?

Even worse here is in the sentence after they use "bowed" again, but in the way humans normally use that word, to say it's exiting something. That or they're intetionally doing some wordplay, which seems like cheating since they decided to use a made-up unclear definition of bow to make that wordplay even be.

Reading it in that context made me think it originated from nautical sense. Like is that a thing, launching a boat is 'bowing' it?

Also going back a bit, I rewatched Dirk Gently a couple of months ago and agree 100% with everything said. I would love some more but gently caress Max Landis. I love the aesthetics and performances in that version so much I can't bring myself to even try the Stephen Mangan version.

Shageletic
Jul 25, 2007

If you lot like mysteries Top of the Lake was good until the last episode. Still glad I watched it. Elizabeth Moss was great.

And I'm def not recommending The Killing, it was bad enough that the watch thread very quickly turned into a mock thread. But I'm not that much into the genre, outside of things like True Detective S1 and so forth, so maybe take a bit of salt with that.

Chairman Capone
Dec 17, 2008

Looking it up now, I'm shocked that Broadchurch season 1 was in 2013. For some reason I had it as being a decade or so earlier. But I suppose it makes sense given like half the cast were on Doctor Who.

Mu Zeta
Oct 17, 2002

Me crush ass to dust

The Killing is awful and I'll never watch another show by Veena Sud. It's impressive how she stretched out a 90 minute movie into two seasons.

Mu Zeta fucked around with this message at 14:28 on Jun 18, 2021

Open Source Idiom
Jan 4, 2013
I've never seen The Killing's first two seasons, but I really, really loved the third. They had Jonathan Demme on and brought in some of the Twin Peaks actors and it was loving good.

Season Four wasn't as good, but it was still good.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!
🥷🐢😬



isaboo posted:

Just getting started with Happy Endings and :lol: it's pretty good stuff

the cast is fantastic

Prepare for a bit of choppiness in S1 as the aired order was messed around with a bit to get things moving quicker and gain an audience. I donít think it was ever rectified for dvd/streaming so some plot points donít make sense (from memory Dave has his van in an episode before he buys it etc).

And yes, great show and still missed.

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Alhazred
Feb 16, 2011




Watching Forged in Fire and I'm always nervous when I see all those great, big bushy beards near open flame.

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