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Discussion in 'TV, Music and Movies' started by ToddPhin, May 24, 2013.

  1. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh

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    Saw the first 3 episodes of Orange is the New Black on Netflix.

    I'm liking it a lot. Think of Oz, but with chicks and humor.
     
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  2. ToddPhin

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    That's on my soon-to-watch list. Netflix originals have been quite impressive so far. Kudos to them for having the foresight & brass to enter that arena.
    So you're saying you won't be watching it with a tub of lotion and box of hankies?
     
  3. DrAstroZoom

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    FALLING SKIES is crazy uneven, IMO. I barely made it through the first season because of the cliche cheesiness. Season two was a remarkable improvement. This season has swung wildly between coolness and eye-rolling, look-at-my-watchness.
     
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  4. Claymore95

    Claymore95 Working on it... Club Member

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    I gave up on Falling Skies this season, just couldn't watch it any more. The first two seasons were cliche, and had a family almost as bad as Terra Nova's, but still could be entertaining and I liked Pope's character. This season I just found myself fast-forwarding through chunks of each episode, so knew it was time to give up.
     
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  5. TiP54

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    Anybody here wathed "How To Make It in America"?
    Show was on HBO for two seasons. My fav show intro ever lol

    If you liked Entourage, you should like this. Made by same people and similar concept.
     
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  6. ToddPhin

    ToddPhin RIP Phinsational Luxury Box Club Member

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    I'm on season 2 of Misfits from BBC.
    About a group of 20'ish year olds who gain special powers following a crazy storm.
    Was just gonna check it out to pass the time but ended up thoroughly enjoying it.
    Gem of a show. Much better than the movie that copied it- Chronicle.
    Thought it was gonna be more of a teen show but this definitely isn't for kids. Content is more American Pie-esque.
     
  7. Claymore95

    Claymore95 Working on it... Club Member

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    Great show, some good storylines and all with a healthy dose of laugh-out-loud humour, although probably not for anyone under the age of 18 as you say! The 5th season airs later this year over here, and it's going to be the last one. The first 3 seasons are quality TV, but for a certain reason (won't say why if you've only just started watching) I don't think season 4 is as good. It's still enjoyable, but I think they're going to end it at the right time.

    It's on C4 over here, so I'm surprised it's on BBC America over there, but I suppose they must buy up the US rights of some British TV that isn't made by the BBC.
     
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  8. invid

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    New Boardwalk Empire and Eastbound & Down soon.






    YES.
     
  9. ToddPhin

    ToddPhin RIP Phinsational Luxury Box Club Member

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    My bad, I probably just assumed it was BBC. I'm near the end of season 3. Spent the first half of the season getting used to the show w/o N****n, but it's still quality stuff regardless. Just such a fun creative show. If I were only able to watch 5 or 6 shows this would definitely be one of them.
     
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  10. Claymore95

    Claymore95 Working on it... Club Member

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    No problem! To be honest, it's probably a bit too "risque" for the kind of shows that BBC usually make. C4 does a lot of shows that are near the knuckle, probably more like one of your cable channels. It also aims a lot of it's shows at the 18-25 demographic and, although I may be a bit beyond their target audience now :shifty:, I still enjoy some of them. I'm not a fan of this aiming shows/channels at a certain age demographic anyway, in my mind if it's a good show it's going to appeal to all age groups.
     
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  11. ToddPhin

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    I don't like Rudy as much as I did Nathan but he's growing on me.
    Got a good chuckle when he called Stevie Wonder ole wobbly head.
     
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  12. PhinsRDbest

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    My List:
    Generation Kill
    Band Of Brothers
    The Pacific
    Weeds
    Pushing Daisies
    Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
    John Adams
    Ray Donovan
    Nip/Tuck
    Rome
    Secret Girlfriend
    I bet not a lot of you have seen this, I recommend it(it'sonly 6 episodes)
    DaVinci's Demons
    Spartacus
    Game Of Thrones
    Trueblood
    Entourage
    Pillars of Earth
    Burn Notice Season 1
    House
    Boardwalk Empire Season 1
    Walking Dead Season 1
    Lucky Louis
    The Stand

    To Do List:
    Mad Men
    Breaking Bad
    Homeland
    The Wire
    The Newsroom
    Under The Dome
    Eastbound & Down
    The Following
    Life
    Rest of Walking Dead
    Rest of Boardwalk Empire
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    Arrested Development
    Dextar
     
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    My favs, past and present:
    Game of Thrones
    TrueBlood
    Dexter
    Breaking Bad
    House
    The Walking Dead
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    X-Files
    Workaholics
    Angel
    Hannibal
    Supernatural
    Vikings
    The Dead Files
    Lost Girl
    Hell on Wheels
    The League
    Firefly
    Louie
    It's Always Sunny...
    Big Bang Theory
    The Killing
    Eastbound & Down
    The Tudors
    Lost
    Six Feet Under
    Futurama

    looking forward to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, and the 2nd season of Defiance.
     
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  14. ToddPhin

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    Can't wait for the final season of Misfits this fall. Rudy really grew on me in season 4. Guy is uniquely hilarious.
     
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  15. Claymore95

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    He's my favourite character in the show now, and a very good actor. I loved Nathan previously, as well as Kelly, and didn't like their replacements at first, but Rudy definitely grew on me. I'm not so keen on the other new characters, but then I suppose I didn't particularly like Simon or Curtis from the originals (Curtis in particular annoyed the **** out of me!). Plus the new females aren't as hot as Alisha. :shifty:

    There was talk last year of a remake being done for the US market, but I don't know if that's still going ahead. I never get the point of remakes between UK and US shows, we both speak the same language so it's not as if we can't understand the originals (bar some local accents!). Plus 9 times out of 10, the remakes never live up to the original.
     
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  16. VanDolPhan

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    OK just reread this thread. My comments.

    Phin....GoT is by far a show you should not be concerned about Sean Bean nor Jason Momoa AT all. Just make it through season 1...cause it ends awesomely. Not to mention you missed probably one of the greatest cinematic scenes in TV history late in season 3.

    -Suits is indeed awesome but needs less Mike/Rachael and more Donna/Louis Litt.

    - Don't bother with the UK Being Human. Just like the U.K. Shameless it starts high but your inevitably wasting your time due to actors leaving the show.

    - Watch U.S. Shameless. Emmy Rossum's body deserves its own Emmy.

    - Recent best shows are: The Americans, Orange is the New Black, Orphan Black and Bates Motel.

    - Download Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared. Amazing how many of those actors went on to at least OK careers to amazing careers. I don't think you can find higher ratios.

    - HBO/Showtime and AMC have all ordered multiple sci-fi pilots. Big because 2 have never done sci-fi and the other not in eons. Combined with SyFy making a return to the genre....Sci-Fi might be hitting a major comeback.
     
  17. Claymore95

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    :yes:

    Agreed. I haven't watched the US versions, but both UK versions went downhill once the original cast members had left.

    And, Phin, if you liked Simon from Misfits, he has a fairly major part in the 3rd season of GoT.
     
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  18. MikeHoncho

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    Re: List your favorite shows & mini series

    Never understood six feet under.
    Other than that, Ill take all the comedies above except for bbt and workaholics

    Sent from my Transformer TF101 using Tapatalk 4
     
  19. ToddPhin

    ToddPhin RIP Phinsational Luxury Box Club Member

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    I guess I'll power through season 1 of GoT here shortly like you guys are saying.


    BTW, it's a shame no one here has started on "Rake"........ or "Top of the Lake" and "The Fall" for that matter. Those shows are epic for anyone enjoying superbly written/acted intellectual shows.
     
  20. maynard

    maynard Who, whom?

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    Yeah it's decent. But every episode seems to just begin and end without much reason
     
  21. maynard

    maynard Who, whom?

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    workaholics annoys the crap out of me
     
  22. Serpico Jones

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    Lost, Battlestar Galactica (new version), 24, Game of Thrones, Rome, Breaking Bad, House and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine are my favorite shows.
     
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  23. maynard

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    I'm adding Hell on Wheels to my list
     
  24. unluckyluciano

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    yeah hell on wheels is excellent.
     
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  25. ToddPhin

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    Anyone who hasn't checked out FX's "The Bridge" should probably catch up on it, especially if you're a fan of meticulous crime/drama shows of substance like Breaking Bad, Top of the Lake, or The Fall. It's about a Texas detective and a Mexican detective who join together to catch a serial killer who dropped off a bisected body precisely on the border of US & Mexico.

    Very well done, perfectly cast, well-acted, intriguing, original crime/drama/mystery. Solid story line.
    Great pace & depth, little to no filler space through the first 5 episodes that I went through last night. Only planned on watching the first 2 but couldn't put it down.
    The attractive blonde lead actress, Diane Kruger, plays an astute detective with some sort of quirky social skills disorder, and she pulls it off fu**ing brilliantly, which helps suck you into the show.

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  26. ToddPhin

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    Anyone watch "The League" last night? F***ing hilarious episode!
    LOL at the strip club scene.... especially when they're playing pinball:

    Dirty Randy [Seth Rogen]: I can't believe they have a pinball machine in here!
    Rafi: I know, how cool is this right!
    Randy: THIS IS AWESOME!
    Rafi: They're kinda just asking for an Accused type situation you know.
    Randy: What's that?
    Rafi: The Accused, the movie?
    Randy: I've never heard of that movie.
    Rafi: WHAT! OH-MY-GOD-DUDE, it's only like the GREATEST romantic comedy ever made!
    Randy: I love romantic comedies!"
    Rafi: It's like Sleepless in Seattle meets The Proposal meets nonconsensual sex.
    Randy: Who's in it?
    Rafi: Oh oh. that dude. umm.. Jodi Foster.
    Randy: He's my favorite actor!
    Rafi: He was sooo good in it too.
    Randy: He's such a great actor. He was so good in Nell.

    LMAO
     
  27. Claymore95

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    Still don't know when the 3rd season of Sherlock is going to be shown, latest from BBC after previously saying Autumn 2013 is just "early 2014". :tantrum:

    The US version of 'The Bridge' is on my to-watch list, the original Danish/Swedish version was fantastic and from phinsational's post it sounds like they've kept the female detective's social skills disorder which is one of the reasons the show was so unique and fun to watch. We don't seem to be getting the US version over here, seemingly because SKY are working with CANAL+ to make a British/French version called 'The Tunnel', so I may have to get the US one through *cough* other means *cough*...
     
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  28. ToddPhin

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    The US version of The Bridge takes place on the border of US and a slummy, corrupt part of Mexico, so I wonder how much it differs in nature to the original since much of the show circles around culture.
     
  29. Fin D

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    Anyone catch Sleepy Hollow? Its by no means perfect but the show has giant balls. It mixes American history, the occult, Christianity and some horror movie "vibes" and in the process has a black leading lady.

    Liking it so far.
     
  30. Clark Kent

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    Going to check this one out. I've heard similar comments made. Sounds like its worth a look.

    Anyone watch house of cards w/ Kevin spacey? Heard it's pretty good. On the level of breaking bad, good.
     
  31. VanDolPhan

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    For the network new shows I am adding Agents of Shield, Sleepy Hollow and Almost Human to my rotation. Good year for the networks. I'm usually lucky to get 1 solid show. Let alone 3.
     
  32. ToddPhin

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    Impressive show. Spacey is brilliant. Starts off slow but power through the first episode and soon you'll be hooked. Netflix is killin' it with their shows. Are you a fan of 'The Newsroom'?
     
  33. Claymore95

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    Could differ a fair bit then, as the differences in culture between Sweden and Denmark are smaller. There was some play on the differences, but it wasn't a big part of the show.
     
  34. ToddPhin

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    I was thinking more of the difference between Denmark & Mexico b/c much of the American version is based on Mexican culture and the dynamic between US & Mexico at the Texas border [drug smuggling, illegal border crossing, Mexican law enforcement corruption, kidnappings in Mexico, and how different life is the moment you cross over from US to Mexico].

    Although, the main gist of it still seems the same after reading a plot summary of Broen.
     
  35. anlgp

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    My favorite shows are all on investigative discovery, or are sports or old.

    Home Improvement
    Seinfeld
    X-Files
    KOTH

    Newer stuff I enjoy is Breaking Bad and Falling Skies. I've seen 1 season of The Walking Dead
     
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  36. ToddPhin

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    You ever get the feeling that when we're talking about these outstanding but less renown shows like The Bridge, Misfits, Sherlock, The Fall, Rake, and Top of the Lake that no one else is paying any attention? :lol:

    Too bad for them right. lol
     
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    BSG is my favourite show of all time.

    That said, there has been some damn good TV recently.

    Luther, BBC's Sherlock, Homeland, Game of Thrones...all fantastic.

    I watched Agents of Shield and really enjoyed it. I have Sleepy Hollow's first two episodes on the PVR waiting to be watched.
     
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  38. Clark Kent

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    Yes. Still in season 1, but I love the show. Jeff Daniels is awesome. Always liked him.
     
  39. Jt0323

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    Awake was a good show that got canceled too soon. I had a theory of how the ending was not what it looked like it was.
     
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    Also season one of alphas I started to watch, sad it got the axe too
     
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