TV show thread


#4802

Ditto re Sherlock. Heaps of series I’ve just dropped out on.


#4803

Deadwood movie too. Please don’t ■■■■ it up


#4804

I stopped caring after S3. Was s4 any good?


#4805

I reckon the best episode of House Of Cards was the very first one. The worst episode, was the very last one.

So, the decline was steady and constant.

I must say though, the final scene is right up there as one of the worst endings to anything, ever.


#4806

Nah.

I reckon I’ll eventually binge the rest of it, some day.

It won’t be soon, though.


#4807

Haven’t really watched HoC but surely the ending couldn’t be as bad as Dexter.


#4808

The Walking Dead has been good this series so far.
I’m sticking with it until the end.

The Rick movies - I’ll go watch them also.


#4809

That is definitely a show that could have kept going.


#4810

And Rome. I’d be very happy to see those two keep going for the next 30 years or so


#4811

Has McMafia made it to Oz yet? I binged Season 1 flying back to London from Melbourne. Wasn’t bad but I’m wondering if it was because I was at 40000 ft for 17 hours with nothing else to do. Might check it again as the long winter nights set in here.


#4812

After 3 years I’ve finally finished the Tom Fontana double of his 2 critically acclaimed series Homicide: Life on the Street and Oz - IMDB has its issues, but both are rated in the top 250 TV shows there - Oz at 61.

I wasn’t aware before I started Homicide that it was based on a non-fiction book by David Simon (who later created The Wire, Generation Kill, Treme, Show Me A Hero and The Deuce). Homicide has plenty of good moments in early seasons before turning into more of a contemporary (and photogenic) police drama due to network pressure post season 3.

If you’ve never seen Oz and love high quality drama in general and prison dramas in particular, you should do your best to track it down as it is fantastic. It started before the Sopranos and it is genuinely surprising it was only nominated for 2 Emmys during its run and didn’t receive any Globe nominations, particularly for writing and acting.

Plenty of familiar faces on both shows on Homicide you’ll find Andre Braugher’s (Brooklyn 99) breakout and Emmy winning role, the beginning of Richard Melzer’s Munch which then carried over to SVU, character actor Melissa Leo, Zeljko Ivanek (also in Oz and currently Madam Secretary) and in later seasons Callie Thorne (Rescue Me), Jon Seda (Chicago PD), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) and Michele Michele (ER).

Of the more familiar faces in Oz there is J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, Counterpart), a pre-Sopranos Edie Falco, Harold Perrineau & Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost), Chris Meloni & BD Wong (L&O SVU), Lauren Velez & David Zayas (Dexter), Eamonn Walker (Chicago Fire), Kirk Acevedo (Fringe/Arrow), Dean Winters (Vulture on Brooklyn 99, Liz’s ex on 30 Rock), Kathryn Erbe (L&O Criminal Intent), Lance Reddick (Fringe/Bosch) and Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters).


#4813

Just wound up the 2nd Season of Atypical.

Really good show, … and is itself, exactly as it’s title reads for a TV show. Haven’t had as many really good laughs from a show in years.

S2 not quite on par with S1, but not far behind. Highly recommended.


#4814

Only discovered this a couple of months ago.

Watch it as a family with teenage kids. Enjoyable and enough laughs to keep you interested.


#4815

Deadwood - All time favourite TV show.

Actually, was watching Santa Clarita Diet the other day (don’t judge me but Drew Barrymore is in my top 5 celebs I would…). for those unaware Timothy Olyphant is in this show and the cameo guest was Gerald McRaney (who played George Hearst) on one of the episodes.

Anyway, spoiler alert, but Gerald ended up being undead and Timothy got to kill him.

So after all these years, Seth finally got to exact his revenge on that [email protected] sucka Hearst. Happy days!


#4816

Four episodes into this and really enjoying it. Be interesting to see where it goes.

Good call on the subtitle call, although sometimes you need to be a state champion speed reader. Oh well, I guess that’s what the rewind button’s for.


#4817

Just finished this last night.
Enjoyed it.

Reminds me a bit of the old Les Norton books by Robert G Barrett actually.


#4818

Yes. He is a bit Les like actually.


#4819

For some reason I’ve tried 3-4 times but have never got through the first episode of The Wire… should I persist?

Also, Better Call Saul - should I give it a crack?

(My top 2 all time are GoT and Breaking Bad)


#4820

Yes, persist. I remember not being able to understand them at the start.


#4821

Definitely. IMO the show has everything Breaking Bad had. Also it’s great to get the back stories on how things got to where they were in BB. The evolution of Jimmy into Saul is told so well.