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Trig Discipline
Jun 3, 2008

Please leave the room if you think this might offend you.


Grimey Drawer

I think we're about to give Luther a shot. I was only sort of vaguely aware of its existence and didn't know it was Idris Elba. I'm down to check out anything he's in.

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bowmore
Oct 6, 2008




Lipstick Apathy

Trig Discipline posted:

I think we're about to give Luther a shot. I was only sort of vaguely aware of its existence and didn't know it was Idris Elba. I'm down to check out anything he's in.
Have fun, itís good

Argue
Sep 29, 2005

I represent the Philippines

BetterLekNextTime posted:

The Irregulars Just a couple episodes into this Sherlock Holmes spinoff. Casting-wise, it's in the same vein of Bridgerton, with a diverse young cast set in Victorian England and set to modern music. I was expecting it to be terrible, and I don't think it is. It's not great, but it's dark enough to be almost interesting. So far it seems to be a supernatural boogieman of the week but building up to a bigger mystery.

Finished this too, and I liked it, but I definitely preferred the earlier parts where they were solving supernatural mysteries with Dr. Watson (first six eps or so) to the ending, where it basically becomes an MCU film with a giant pillar of light and a bad guy cackling about becoming a god.

BigBallChunkyTime
Nov 25, 2011

Kyle Schwarber: World Series hero, Beefy Lad, better than you.



Illegal Hen

Chef Boyardeez Nuts posted:

Might just recrack Leverage open.

Do it. I love that dumb show. They're currently filming the reboot series.

Aardvark!
Mar 3, 2002



BigBallChunkyTime posted:

Do it. I love that dumb show. They're currently filming the reboot series.

Ahh, a revival with the same cast no less. Wow that is awesome news.

Cactus
Jun 24, 2006



Into the Badlands, just started season 2. Not as good as the first so far. Everyone is split off in their own separate story and not interacting with each other at all, whereas in the first season they were constantly all running into each other and forming various alliances and conflicts. I'm sure it'll rectify in due course but for now, it's not as good. Whenever a show does that there's always one or two characters or storylines that arent as interesting to me as the others so whenever the scene opens and I realise it's one of those it causes my attention to wander, such as making this post. Now I'm going to have to rewind, lengthening the fatigue.

Later seasons of Game of Thrones were bad for this too.

sad question
May 30, 2020



Watched first season of Bad Blood. Solid. Very classic gangster type story but well made. Good cast. So of course I moved on to second season.

What the gently caress? (spoiler for season 2) Out of the gate incesty twins as main antagonists. Apparently Kim Coates is now entirety of Montreal mafia and he is going to solo another whole crime family. what even is this?

I stopped after a couple of episodes since it was amazingly dumb. What happened here?

BigBallChunkyTime
Nov 25, 2011

Kyle Schwarber: World Series hero, Beefy Lad, better than you.



Illegal Hen

Aardvark! posted:

Ahh, a revival with the same cast no less. Wow that is awesome news.

Well, no Timothy Hutton. And Hardison will only be in some of the episodes due to prior commitments.

Hizawk
Jun 18, 2004

High on the Lions.


Just started (IE almost finished season 2) of Vikings and I like it a lot. It's not as good as The Last Kingdom in my opinion, and it's uncanny the plot similarities are between the shows. Excited to see how Season 3 develops.

Lucas Archer
Dec 1, 2007
Falling...

Finally entering the final season of Person of Interest. This has been a rollercoaster, although I thought the very end of season 4 was incredibly hammy and over the top. Otherwise I'm just excited to finally get into the endgame. Glad to see Reese is finally loosening up.

DarkCrawler
Apr 6, 2009



sad question posted:

Watched first season of Bad Blood. Solid. Very classic gangster type story but well made. Good cast. So of course I moved on to second season.

What the gently caress? (spoiler for season 2) Out of the gate incesty twins as main antagonists. Apparently Kim Coates is now entirety of Montreal mafia and he is going to solo another whole crime family. what even is this?

I stopped after a couple of episodes since it was amazingly dumb. What happened here?

First season was based on true story, ended up more popular then they thought, the rest is (fake) history

clown shoes
Jul 17, 2004

Nothing but clowns down here.

Just rewatched all of Party Down. What a wonderful show.

Doom2020!
Dec 31, 2020

If you think this has a happy ending then you really haven't been paying attention

Hizawk posted:

Just started (IE almost finished season 2) of Vikings and I like it a lot. It's not as good as The Last Kingdom in my opinion, and it's uncanny the plot similarities are between the shows. Excited to see how Season 3 develops.

I'm curious how you will feel as it goes on. Most goon opinions are that the first few seasons are insanely good but there is definitely a dip in quality later on. Not even an ounce of viking blood in me but I really enjoyed the first couple of seasons.

Finally got to watch Debris. It's okay for a Fringe/X-Files type show. I'm not blown away by it so far but I'm not offended by it. The male lead annoys me but I'm hoping they pull a Grant Ward with him in the next season but there is just something about me that irritates. Not sure why. The one thing I really like is the retro futuristic synth soundtrack. A bit Blade Runner-esque at times and gives a menacing, broody, tense vibe. Very simple bit always solid. The end credits with ambient music over shortwave chatter is really (again, in my opinion) creepy as gently caress and another selling point. Really hope this show picks up/influences other show soundtracks. As a whole I like the general concept but not all the execution. This soundtrack tho... I find myself digging it.

Trig Discipline posted:

I think we're about to give Luther a shot. I was only sort of vaguely aware of its existence and didn't know it was Idris Elba. I'm down to check out anything he's in.
Hope you enjoy it. Idris always brings the goods and the show is solid.

Collateral
Feb 17, 2010


I disagree, Luther is insanely bad.

discworld is all I read
Apr 7, 2009

DAIJOUBU!! ... Daijoubu ?? ?


Luther was a pretty good comedy; I remember in series 1 where he just goes ape-poo poo and rips apart an office in the police station and people were just cool with it cause he was a detective genius. Or when he was stalking his ex-wife and people let it slide cause he was a good cop who would go crazy everywhere and solve some crimes or let murderers go free.

Accretionist
Nov 7, 2012



kaworu posted:

I cared - I cared a lot that they canceled Rubicon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RKJxh8IO6Q

Solkanar512
Dec 28, 2006



I've seen part of a single episode of Luther and found it so dark and violent that I haven't been back since.

mystes
May 31, 2006



Solkanar512 posted:

I've seen part of a single episode of Luther and found it so dark and violent that I haven't been back since.
It gets a lot sillier after the first season, for better or worse

Trig Discipline
Jun 3, 2008

Please leave the room if you think this might offend you.


Grimey Drawer

discworld is all I read posted:

Luther was a pretty good comedy; I remember in series 1 where he just goes ape-poo poo and rips apart an office in the police station and people were just cool with it cause he was a detective genius. Or when he was stalking his ex-wife and people let it slide cause he was a good cop who would go crazy everywhere and solve some crimes or let murderers go free.

We've only watched one episode but there's already been some of all of this and it's a bit ridiculous. Willing to give it a chance but not fully committed.

Collateral
Feb 17, 2010


It is very derivative, but still entertaining in a strange way. I got bad feelings when he jumped up about the psychopath lady not yawning. I thought it was a stephen moffet production...

Eat The Rich
Feb 10, 2018





The Leftovers hits a bit different now.

Hughmoris
Apr 21, 2007
Let's go to the abyss!

clown shoes posted:

Just rewatched all of Party Down. What a wonderful show.

Are we having fun yet?

I always loved the look of self-loathing he had on his face after saying that.

George RR Fartin
Apr 16, 2003






Hughmoris posted:

Are we having fun yet?

*stops moving arm* "...oh. What happened?"

Der Kyhe
Jun 25, 2008

Think something witty and pretend it's written here.



pumped up for school posted:

let me know when you get that Britbox/Acorn sub going so we can go over the finer seasons of Midsommer Murders.

Oh I have been there for several years because my mom and pop liked them, and I liked the Poirot books, so Poirot, Midsommer, Frost, The Coroner, Bergerac, Morse etc. I've seen it. David Suchet is so far beyond any other Poirot actor it is beyond believe.

Only thing I did not like are the newer Ms. Marple versions after they changed the actor and its completely irrational. I just think that the new Ms. Marple actor, while being very good on her job, has weird face and has eyes too far from each other.

EDIT: also obviously Beck and Wallander and the other Nordic Noir series; they actually shot one of those (Bordertown) in my home town.

Der Kyhe fucked around with this message at 21:01 on Mar 31, 2021

Flaggy
Jul 6, 2007

Grandpa Cthulu needs his napping chair





Grimey Drawer

clown shoes posted:

Just rewatched all of Party Down. What a wonderful show.

I heard/read a rumor somewhere they might be bringing this back? Anyone help with this?

Fartington Butts
Jan 21, 2007



Flaggy posted:

I heard/read a rumor somewhere they might be bringing this back? Anyone help with this?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/04/arts/television/party-down-starz.html

Six episodes.

Solice Kirsk
Jun 1, 2004

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This literally made my day!

Red Oktober
May 24, 2006

wiggly eyes!





Solice Kirsk posted:

This literally made my day!

So youíre having fun?

Flaggy
Jul 6, 2007

Grandpa Cthulu needs his napping chair





Grimey Drawer


Holy poo poo, this is amazing.

Slamhound
Mar 27, 2010


Luther sucked. That scene where he was circling the headset/scanner photo was BLACK SUV level terrible.

Open Source Idiom
Jan 4, 2013


Slamhound posted:

Luther sucked. That scene where he was circling the headset/scanner photo was BLACK SUV level terrible.

Show's quite bad, but had some good performances and I think it's coasted since the first season.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

how few people do you
need before you can
change the world?


Idris is amazing in it, as is Ruth Wilson. Yeah the plot is wild but it's worth to watch them circle each other.

ChuckDeNomolos
Jan 10, 2013

"For god's sake, man! Can you hear that? I know it seems like crying, and you always have crying in your head, but can you hear that?"


binged all of harley quinn. season 1 is gold, season 2 is really disappointing in how much it tries to tell a very bland dramatic story at the cost of it's humor. not the end of the world because season 1 is still something worth showing your friends, but season 2 feels like some really good jokes with a lot of filler.

TyrantWD
Nov 6, 2010





ChuckDeNomolos posted:

binged all of harley quinn. season 1 is gold, season 2 is really disappointing in how much it tries to tell a very bland dramatic story at the cost of it's humor. not the end of the world because season 1 is still something worth showing your friends, but season 2 feels like some really good jokes with a lot of filler.

The streets will run with Razzy Zazzy!

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

We've Got To Go Back


Iím not done with The Knick, but the riot episode is the best episode of TV I have watched in 2021.

Solice Kirsk
Jun 1, 2004

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I think they're making a third season as well!

anatomi
Jan 31, 2015


The Knick is too loving good. What a show.

The same year the Knick was put to pasture Cinemax decided to end Quarry, which didn't even get a second season. Man, I get sad thinking about that.

Elias_Maluco
Aug 23, 2007
I need to sleep

anatomi posted:

The Knick is too loving good. What a show.

The same year the Knick was put to pasture Cinemax decided to end Quarry, which didn't even get a second season. Man, I get sad thinking about that.

Quarry is my favorite "canceled after one season" show. Beautiful stuff

The Knick is also a masterpiece

MightyJoe36
Dec 29, 2013

Cat Army


Binge watching Kingdom on Netflix. Almost done with Season 2. It's about as bleak and depressing as Bloodline.

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Cactus
Jun 24, 2006



Nearly done binging Baby on Netflix. It starts out as a teen drama set in a posh school in Rome, where one of the main characters who's in the popular group, gets top marks in everything and is the best runner in the athletics team, through a chance encounter becomes friends with the school outcast who everyone mockingly calls "pudding bowl" (not sure if that's some Italian slang that's been lost in translation or just a reference to her hairstyle). It's pretty light fare at first with all the usual teen drama stuff; one of the girls fancies the new boy whose dad is an ambassador, but he fancies her best friend! The drama! One of the guys has a coming out as gay arc, one of the students has a thing for his teacher - your standard teen fare.

Before long it takes a bit of a dark turn when one or two of the characters decide to get mixed up in the Escorting business, and start leading secret double lives. Things escalate, of course, except as this happens the show keeps its lighthearted teen drama tone and you can really feel the juxtaposition. I was kinda wtf-ing to myself and laughing in some places because what was going on story-wise was really quite creepy but it still felt like I was watching Riverdale or some CW show or something. Over the course of the three seasons, however, the whole tone of the show has very slowly adjusted to match its subject matter; the soundtrack is darker, the scenes are more serious now, and I really hope that it was a deliberate choice to do it that way (rather than a course-correction) because it has matched the underage girls' slow realisation that what they're involved in isn't a game, it's really bad and serious and they're not in control like they think they are, the consequences are much worse than they thought and they're actually in over their heads.

If themes of power-imbalance and the abuse thereof are not your jam then stay away, but otherwise I can probably recommend it. I spent the whole first episode alternating between the English dub and the original Italian with subs and usually I'll almost always go with a dub if it isn't terrible. I settled for subs this time because the english-speaking voice actress for one of the main characters sounded completely wrong - especially after hearing the original actress' voice.

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