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AD 2015/11/29 06:50:05

I finished watching Chuck, now I'm just rewatching HIMYM until I find the next binge watching show.

Someday, season 6 of Archer will be on Netflix. :/

Roger Mexico, Gentleman 2015/11/29 13:12:02

I want to watch the shit out of Man in the High Castle.

Better Ghost 2015/11/29 15:49:47

I need to get back to it myself. I think it's time for me to read the whole book finally as well. I started it but got distracted by other books, which was a common experience when I was working in the book store.

Better Ghost 2015/11/30 02:30:34

That last episode of Doctor Who was goddamn amazing.

Drav 2015/11/30 08:48:16

Agreed, but these are the kind of episodes Moffat lives for so not really all that surprising.

Toementor 2015/11/30 09:09:40

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AD wrote: (Post 1608236)
I finished watching Chuck, now I'm just rewatching HIMYM until I find the next binge watching show.

Someday, season 6 of Archer will be on Netflix. :/

Why wait? http://www.watchcartoononline.com/anime/archer

AD 2015/11/30 12:56:22

Fair enough, but today is Bob Ross Monday so that will have to wait.

Matt 2015/12/05 09:51:43

Jessica Jones was very enjoyable.

Sar 2015/12/05 21:20:38

I've heard good things. I watched W/ Bob and David which I liked, and finished the most recent Rick and Morty season which was naturally brilliant. Nathan For You started out stronger than where it's finishing at, but it only can really be compared to its own best episodes, so who knows how fair I'm being. The bit with the mall santa as the astronaut was one of the hardest times I've laughed in recent memory. Last Week Tonight ended it's 2015 run which has fully bummed me out.

Matt 2016/01/01 21:57:11

Just putting this here, but Black Sails is legit as fuck and starts again, soon: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2375692/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Roger Mexico, Gentleman 2016/01/07 16:18:18

I'm about to plow through season 3 of Maron. I don't actually know if I can recommend it.

I like it, but I don't know if that's because I like Marc from elsewhere or if the show is actually good.

I mean, I think it is, but there you go.

Better Ghost 2016/01/07 16:38:52

I've been binge-watching Person of Interest lately. Pretty great show. Unusually for TV they actually understand computers and you can tell that in the cases where the hacking stuff diverges from reality it's for the sake of the story rather than because they don't know what they're talking about. (Mostly, if it took as much time to hack someone's phone in the show as it does in real life, the entire premise of the show would probably be impossible to depict on TV). It's one of the more realistic depictions of an AI I've seen onscreen. The research for other stuff depicted on the show (interrogations, Wall Street, etc.) seems to be done pretty well as well. Plus it has Michael Emerson, which is a plus for any show.

Also started River lately on the netflicks and that's also really well done. I've only seen two episodes of that thus far (there are only six total thus far; not sure if they're going to make a second series).

Finally, I started Jessica Jones and that's living up to expectations thus far as well, though I've only seen two episodes so far. I would strongly recommend all of them.

I still need to watch Transparent on Amazon. Season two of that came out fairly recently so it's probably a good time to start.

As far as non-streaming stuff, I quite enjoyed the New Year's special of Sherlock. Moffat lives to subvert expectations like that; I should have known he was lying when he said (SPOILER) it had nothing to do with the main series continuity.

Sar 2016/01/07 22:54:18

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Roger Mexico, Gentleman wrote: (Post 1608445)
I'm about to plow through season 3 of Maron. I don't actually know if I can recommend it.

I like it, but I don't know if that's because I like Marc from elsewhere or if the show is actually good.

I mean, I think it is, but there you go.

I've found that his sensibilities don't really translate to a sitcom format outside of a few episodes. I think he's a really underdeveloped actor (he's never really acted before this). I can't recommend the show, but I still watch it because I love Maron. Also, I felt like his sensibilities didn't really translate to a theater for his last special. The material was fine, but his style just looks totally wrong on a stage like that. Thinky Pain is my favorite stand up special in years, and I think it has a lot to do with the room he's in for that special, because that's what his act is designed for.

Better Ghost 2016/01/07 23:01:24

Oh, also, I forgot to mention The Expanse. That, Jessica Jones, and The Man in the High Castle are probably my favourite TV show débuts this season. Might pick up the book series.

Sar 2016/01/07 23:03:43

I'm very behind on my television viewing, though my friends have sung the praises of Jessica Jones endlessly. I watched Daredevil and had fun with it for a few episodes then got totally bored with it and finished it just because I started it. Am I in for a similar type of show with Jessica Jones? I feel that I am, and I'm just so fatigued by superhero stuff that I want to take a break. I barely saw any of the last two years worth of Marvel stuff for that reason. But if it's really singularly excellent, I'll give it a shot.

Better Ghost 2016/01/07 23:18:33

I've only seen the first two episodes thus far, so I can't speak to the overall quality of the show, but David Tennant seems to be reason to watch the show by himself. I'll give you a more thorough report when I'm further into it (I'll probably watch more this weekend). I still haven't watched the last two episodes of Daredevil either; I kind of agree with you that the earlier episodes were more interesting than the later ones.

Regarding Marvel stuff, for me the essential stuff among recent releases that I've seen in their entirety is Agent Carter, Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Winter Soldier. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. just barely misses the "essential" mark because it took awhile to get good, but these days it's one of the TV shows I look forward to most.

Toementor 2016/01/07 23:51:58

I binged the season of Ash vs Evil Dead.

Also started watching Trailer Park Boys again from the start because my flatmates haven't seen it yet.

Sar 2016/01/08 08:58:08

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Ⓐaron wrote: (Post 1608451)
I've only seen the first two episodes thus far, so I can't speak to the overall quality of the show, but David Tennant seems to be reason to watch the show by himself. I'll give you a more thorough report when I'm further into it (I'll probably watch more this weekend). I still haven't watched the last two episodes of Daredevil either; I kind of agree with you that the earlier episodes were more interesting than the later ones.

Regarding Marvel stuff, for me the essential stuff among recent releases that I've seen in their entirety is Agent Carter, Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Winter Soldier. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. just barely misses the "essential" mark because it took awhile to get good, but these days it's one of the TV shows I look forward to most.

I loved GoG, and thought Ant Man was fine, but aside from that didn't have a ton of interest in seeing the other stuff. Agents of SHIELD just looked like a generic TV action show to me, which is a category so broad for me that I have no problem chucking The Walking Dead in there.

So much television doesn't appeal to me these days, which is a shame because a lot of it is probably great. Even shows I like, such as Game of Thrones, seem to have gone off the rails for me and I'm not that interested in seeing what happens next. I was a huuuuuge fan of the first season of True Detective, but the second season was pretty horrendous and I couldn't even finish the last episode without completely losing interest. I like that Rick and Morty, though. I can't get enough of that show. Silicon Valley was pretty great this last season. And I've been enjoying rewatching Curb Your Enthusiasm. And I quite like Trevor Noah on The Daily Show. As far as dramas go, though, there isn't really anything on that I really like, which is a strange phenomenon, I almost always have "a show" that I'm really into, be it Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, True Detective, or when I was a lad stuff like Lost or 24. I used to have viewing parties for Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad at my apartment, but there just doesn't seem to be anything on that me or my friends are really invested in anymore. I don't know, man. Ice cream has started to taste like sand to me.

Better Ghost 2016/01/08 15:45:59

Better Call Saul is pretty great, at least. I need to watch BB.

Sar 2016/01/08 21:35:36

I was so excited for that then totally forgot about it when it premiered. I should watch that.

Drav 2016/01/08 22:32:28

The first season of Fargo was fantastic, and apparently season 2 is even better.

Better Ghost 2016/01/09 02:37:04

I need to watch that one of these days. As well as Justified, Breaking Bad, Deadwood (which they're making a movie of with most of the original cast), and a bunch of other stuff. Too many great shows to watch.

And yes, Sar, you should watch BCS. It was one of my favourite new shows last year.

Sar 2016/01/10 21:59:16

I forgot about Fargo. I thought the first season was excellent, which honestly sort of surprised me even after the good reviews. I expected some decently well-written fan fiction.

Pill 2016/01/11 01:45:20

Fargo S2 is the best thing to be on TV since Breaking Bad imo. I even prefer it to True Detective S1, which while amazing, was trying a liiiiiiiiiiiiittttttttle bit too hard sometimes.

Better Ghost 2016/04/15 18:52:49

So Orphan Black and Archer are back and I couldn’t be happier. I sort of feel like both of these shows are every bit as great as they’ve ever been; they both seem to be able to keep reinventing themselves without betraying what made them great in the first place. Other returning shows I’m completely engrossed in are The Blacklist, which actually, by all indications, did something I did not think it would ever do in last night’s episode, and Elementary. I’ve also gotten pretty engrossed in the new series The Catch, which is fairly typical Shonda Rhimes fare stylistically (if you’ve seen Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, or How to Get Away with Murder, you have a fairly good idea what to expect), but in terms of genre is something I’ve never seen attempted before, namely a heist-mystery.

This puts me in the interesting box of having nearly all of my favourite shows aired on Thursdays. Of the shows I listed, only Elementary is not a Thursday show, and it used to be one until they moved it to Sundays. Orphan Black, meanwhile, was moved from Saturdays (where it used to immediately follow Doctor Who) into a time slot where it seems to be airing opposite Archer, I think. Good thing I have a TiVo is all I can say.

I think the only other shows I’m actively watching are Castle, which is a lot better now that they’ve dropped the silly romantic melodrama that marred the first half of the season, and Modern Family. I’m trying to keep up with Better Call Saul, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., both of Marvel’s Netflix shows, and The X-Files, and probably some other stuff I’m forgetting, but there’s just too much great television on right now. It’s hopeless, especially since I’ve spent a significant portion of the last few months juggling school and full-time work.

I’m going to have to start watching Game of Thrones again when the new season starts, I think. I haven’t even tried to catch up, but I’ve read all the books and kept up with spoiler threads about the series so hopefully my main problem will be identifying faces with names rather than keeping up with all the ridiculous changes that have been made to the book’s story lines.

As far as streamed shows, I’m currently watching Downton Abbey with my parents, which is proving to be a lot more engrossing than I thought it would. I’m also finishing off Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries by myself; I just finished off season 2, which means I have 8 episodes left (not sure why season 3 was so much shorter than the first two seasons, but oh well). I’m still enjoying that show a lot too.

Sar 2016/04/15 20:54:52

I'm behind on tons of stuff, but has anyone been watching The People vs. OJ Simpson? I'm about halfway through and I'm pretty blown away by the quality. I'll get into it a bit more but I'm on mobile right now.

Better Ghost 2016/04/16 01:03:35

I’ll probably watch it at some point. I didn’t think I’d be interested in it because I was already bored with the OJ Simpson trial the first time around, but given how much people who lived through it have been raving about it I might end up watching it anyway. I also want to watch both seasons of ABC’s American Crime, which has received what are quite possibly the most rapturous reviews I’ve seen any network show get in years.

Drav 2016/04/16 02:26:21

The last season of Orphan Black was pretty much straight up bad. This season would have to be a huge step up for me to consider going back.

Better Ghost 2016/04/16 02:38:33

Not sure what you disliked about it, but if it’s the labyrinthine number of conspiracies that raise new questions without many answers being given, this season seems to have taken a huge step back from that. The first episode is almost entirely devoted to a lengthy flashback filling in a lot of the missing backstory about (SPOILER) Beth Childs and Neolution. It does introduce a mysterious new clone as well, but the creators have confirmed that she knows a lot more than the other characters do, and that she is going to be revealing a lot of it throughout the course of the season. The (SPOILER) Castor plot seems to be mostly done as well, although there apparently is at least one surviving (SPOILER) Castor clone besides (SPOILER) Mark.

The A.V. Club liked the new season a lot more than the previous one, too, for whatever that’s worth.

Drav 2016/04/16 08:42:27

Mostly I just hate how gutless it is. There are an unbelievable number of fake-out deaths, including Cosima who was vomiting up her guts in season 2 then magically fine in season 3. The writers don't seem to think the show actually needs to go anywhere, so the plot lines keep cycling back on each other while being padded out with inane subplots like Allison "breaking bad" in season 3. Even if this season turned out to be awesome I'd have a lot of trouble mustering up the enthusiasm to give a shit about these characters any more.


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