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Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006

Hughmoris posted:

Anyone watch Catastrophe on Amazon? Is that a show worth getting in to? I recently wrapped up Brooklyn Nine Nine, Upload, and Superstore. Need something new to get in to.

My wife and I both enjoyed binging the series, maybe two years ago. Sometimes it gets loving brutal, but it's consistently funny, and both leads are likable. Rob Delaney is a very cool dude on Twitter, too.

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Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006

sticklefifer posted:

I think the only "problem" I have with Watchmen is that it's really hard to recommend to someone who hasn't read the source material. It does its own thing, but large swaths of it just wouldn't make sense otherwise. They'd either have to invest the time to read 12 issues of a 1986 comic book series, or watch a just-OK movie adaptation with a really truncated version of events and a different ending. A catch-up special or "episode zero" airing before the show would've been a good idea. I even had to look up a refresher because it had been years since I'd read it.

My wife never read the comic or saw the movie, and even though she was really skeptical, even after the first episode, she ended up really loving the TV show and understanding everything set out and referred to within the show.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006

Simone Magus posted:

I wanna say it used to be on hulu. I know I rewatched it all at some point and it still held up

Now let's talk about putting The State somewhere drat it

The State is on CBS All Access (soon to be Paramount).

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006

Great news! This makes me unbelievably happy. Bosch is one of my favorite shows hardly anyone watches, and one of the best cop/detective shows ever.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006

False posted:

Is Black Monday worth investing in? Really liked the first episode (aside from the Girls guy being pretty bad) but feel like I never heard any buzz about it.

I loved both seasons of Black Monday. So funny (lots of clever banter and wordplay, which makes sense from David Caspe, who brought us Happy Endings), but it's also full of audacious twists and turns. I highly recommend it and encourage you to keep watching.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006

EL BROMANCE posted:

All I can say is, the female lead needs to play Britney in something (in a Pro-Britney thing I’d hope).

Annaleigh Ashford, right? I haven't seen the show because it looks terrible, but she's drat delightful. I first discovered her as the comic relief receptionist on Showtime's Masters of Sex, and most recently saw her in John Mulaney's Sack Lunch Bunch special, but she's primarily a Broadway actress and a singer.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006

Hughmoris posted:

I don't want to dig too deep for fear of spoilers but is HBO's Mare of Easttown worth diving in to?

My wife and I really liked it, but it goes to some DARK places.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006

Davros1 posted:

RIP Markie Post.

That leaves only John Larroquette, Marsha Warfield, and Richard Moll left from the classic Night Court gang.

I honestly thought Marsha Warfield had passed! But I loved Night Court so much as a kid. It was on during late elementary school and middle school for me, when my tastes and my sense of humor were really developing. I watched it in secret because we weren't a big sitcom-watching family, and I knew my mom would disapprove of the raunchy humor and sexual situations. Night Court made me feel very sophisticated and mature, and after all that, I ended up in the legal field!

But I was crushed when Harry Anderson died, saddened by Charles Robinson, and crushed now too, especially since Markie Post was my late '80s/early '90s crush, right before I discovered Jennifer Connelly.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006

Rhyno posted:

This is everyone aged 35 to 45s story.

43, and I concur. Between The Rocketeer, Career Opportunities, and Dark City a few years later (where she is arguably even MORE beautiful), she was one of my two '90s celebrity crushes. And she's still glorious on Snowpiercer today, even when she isn't all glammed up.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006

MOVIE MAJICK posted:

How many episodes should I give person if interest? I like the concept but the first couple haven't really grabbed me

I was skeptical because Person of Interest seemed like a generic "dad show" until I got to Season 1, episode 7. That's when I knew things were going to get really interesting, and they did. I think the next couple dragged after that, but at some point between episodes 10 and 12, it started ramping up and becoming the good show it eventually became.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006
I love '80s and '90s hip hop and the Wu-Tang Clan, but I binged the first season and plan to binge the second. The first season was terrific, but it was definitely a slow burn, and I can't imagine watching it week to week.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006

feedmyleg posted:

What are some shows that nail the feeling of a classic pulpy men's action paperback? Hap and Leonard comes to mind, and I'm eyeing Quarry.

Banshee. 100%, that's a perfect way to describe it. Jett too, despite having a female protagonist. And Warrior, and my dad would definitely recommend Strike Back (the only one I haven't seen myself). Hey, those are all Cinemax shows!

Hap and Leonard has been on my short list of shows to watch for years, and I've just never gotten around to it.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006
Is Quarry available on HBO Max? I let our subscription lapse again, but I'll probably resubscribe when Peacemaker is almost over and ready to binge. I had it for a month over the summer, when I binged Warrior and Jett.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006

Combat Pretzel posted:

I started watching the Lethal Weapon TV show, since it just showed up here on Primevideo. Eventually I noticed on IMDB that the two main characters have quite a different amount of episodes credited to them. I went to google around some. Sure seemed like a huge shitshow behind the scenes. I guess there's no need to keep watching.

It was a fun show. I liked it a lot, and so did my wife, who isn't usually the biggest action fan.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006

Hughmoris posted:

What if he can smell crime?

This is a thing: THE SNIFFER.
https://film.ua/en/distribution/projects/219

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They call him The Sniffer. He's the proud owner of an extraordinarily acute sense of smell. He can detect things about you that you desperately want to conceal. He'll find that needle in the haystack. Don't ever doubt his extraordinary skills! But the truth is that his sense of smell is as much a curse as it is a gift. This guy can solve a mystery by having a single sniff around but what happens when all these myriads of smells force their way into his private life? Let's just put it this way hes not exactly a happy camper.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006
Person of Interest starts out as a generic network procedural, very much like a "dad show," before becoming more serialized, twisty, and sci-fi.

Would she like LOST?

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Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006
We just watched the five episodes over the last two nights. My wife loves it, because she went to kind of an elite liberal arts college and never felt like she fit in there... and now she's a professor there. So she really relates to the setting. I don't find it terribly funny (never was a big Mindy Kaling fan), but I haven't tapped out yet. It feels like an NBC sitcom, except with cursing, nudity, sex, and general raunchiness.

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