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 Posted:   Jun 23, 2020 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I think I will start to watch HBO's PERRY MASON series.

Currently, I'm taking my husband through the 5 seasons of LUTHER. He is liking the series, and I am gleaning more details by revisiting it. I've noted some really good music this time. The composer is Paul Englishby, and I am not familiar with him.

Next up I think we will watch SONS OF LIBERTY. If anyone here has seen it, let me know what you think about it.

 Posted:   Jun 23, 2020 - 11:24 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

To be perfectly honest, the show was at it's greatest during the first 3 or even 4 seasons.

The problem is definitely the resolution or ending. Many felt let down. My feelings are this: They had a great idea and premise and amazing initial execution...but they did not know how to end it and had to figure it out along the way and it left a vast majority of viewers very disappointed. The initial weird mysteries were either discarded or the reveals felt forced.

That's as much as I can say without divulging pretty much anything. The fun was the constant unveiling of mysteries and events learning of the characters backgrounds. Again, it was for a while the coolest and most beguiling show on television.

Thank you for your input!

 Posted:   Jun 24, 2020 - 11:52 AM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

Pennyworth. Lasted about 20 minutes. of episode 1. Rubbish. Bad accents and exposition dumps. Cool swearing though. Neve even got to see Jason Flemyng, an actor i really like.

 Posted:   Jun 25, 2020 - 1:58 PM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

NOS4A2 - Season 1

Based on Joe Hills book, which I only had started and then stopped for various reasons, what made this show to me compelling enough to keep watching is the amazing acting of pretty much the entire cast and the realistic back story of living in lower middle class town and neighborhood and the internal struggles of dealing with near poverty, drugs, alcohol addiction and the fear of getting stuck in that same town as one's parents may have done. The acting is absolutely superb, particularly the main lead Ashleigh Cummings - Vic and the sometimes brutal and other times heartwarming scenes with her onscreen mother Virginia Kull, who just flat out hates that her daughter may be leaving town to go away on a scholarship and may end up surpassing her in life.

The horror element of the show, which centers Zachary Quinto playing Charlie Manx, who drives a beautiful but antique Rolls Royce Wraith and picks up children in the car to take to CHRISTMAS LAND, whereby him doing so basically sucks their lifeforce into his own ala vampirism. What's interesting is that the kids DO get taken to Christmas Land but horribly altered. He of course utilizes a henchman who is somewhat mentally challenged to help do his bidding.

The acting again is what really sells this show but it is not a very scary one, more intriguing and leaves a lot of questions unanswered, mainly, who the hell IS Charlie Manx and where is he from and WHEN, as he turns incredibly old if he does not feed soon enough.

I'll try season 2 and see how it progesses. It's not a great show but production values and the dialogue and acting are really good.

7 out of 10

 Posted:   Jun 25, 2020 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I'm watching season 5 of Grantchester. James Norton left after 4 seasons, and I enjoyed him. His replacement, Tom Brittney, is doing a good job. Robson Green has been in all 5 seasons, and I've liked him since the great series Wire In The Blood.

 Posted:   Jul 2, 2020 - 3:01 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I'm gonna be SO SAD when I've finished the whole series of SCHITT'S CREEK on Netflix.
It's my favourite watch of the day (we usually sit through 2-3 episodes most evenings).
Just started series 4 (of 6).
Great Stuff!

 Posted:   Jul 2, 2020 - 7:20 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Joan, perry mason has been great so far, 2 episodes in and brilliant. Atmospheric, hint of LA confidential, etc.

Altho already been on netflix or somewhere, also 30s-set, Penny Dreadful s3 has just started on sky atlantic. Natalie dormer of game of thrones plays a rather gorgeous witch demon of sorts causing havoc and whispering evil deeds in men's ears.

Das Boot s2 has been fantastic. A nice contrast between U boat tension at sea and resistence activities in france. You know its a well-made series when i end up rooting for good germans over bad! smile

 Posted:   Jul 2, 2020 - 7:27 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Bill, I've watched the first two eps of Perry Mason, and I agree with you. So far it has been a really good series.

I've watched the first four eps of Watchmen. Very strange. Not sure what I think of it, but I will continue to watch it.

 Posted:   Jul 3, 2020 - 12:10 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

Watched the original V series, the two episodes from 1983 or whenever it was. Fun but not great. I remember back in the day everyone talking about the guinea pig eating scene. It's over ver quickly. I did like some of the make-up effects for the aliens when their skin was torn off revealing lizard faces underneath. And the cast did their best. It felt like it needed 6 episodes at least, and was trying to tell a massive story. Good on them for trying, especially for when it was made. The music was pretty fun in places.

 Posted:   Jul 3, 2020 - 12:35 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

I've so many episodes of Midsomer Murders recorded, & I've been watching a few of them lately. You don't watch them for the plots, you do get the odd very good one, but most of them are looney tunes. It's the vibe of the program & the great John Nettles as Inspector Barnaby (I just can't get on with the new guy, Neil Dudgeon, I can't watch those new episodes). Everyone lives in such fantastic homes, the well offs' live in these huge country estates, but even the average joe lives in a great looking thatch cottage with an Aga in the kitchen.

 Posted:   Jul 9, 2020 - 12:39 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

I stopped watching Band Of Brothers after six episodes, I couldn't face any more war for now, but I'll finish the second half in a few months time. Started S2 of Mad Men. Brilliant.

 Posted:   Jul 10, 2020 - 6:01 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

Nothing, really.

 Posted:   Jul 10, 2020 - 2:17 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

Hanna tv series. It's not bad.

 Posted:   Jul 20, 2020 - 2:30 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Deadwood. I watched the first season about four years ago, & thought I should re-watch it before I moved on to season 2 & 3 (& then the movie). Great stuff.

Also I've been recording Ken Burns: The Civil War (just a few more to go), just a great series, so I think I'll start watching an episode of the Civil War followed by a couple of Deadwoods.

 Posted:   Jul 20, 2020 - 2:36 PM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

Damn, I have no idea why I am hooked or even fascinated, but I am really into catching up on Million Dollar Listing: New York!!

I tried some of the Los Angeles episodes and they just felt horribly forced and contrived and boring. But with NY, seeing them rub elbows with demanding rich SOB buyers and sellers and how they get it done(most of the time) just engrosses the hell out of me. It's fast paced and funny and infuriating in every episode. Love it.

 Posted:   Jul 21, 2020 - 1:27 PM   
 By:   Moonlit   (Member)

What are you currently watching?

Girls. eek Silly. What did you expect??? roll eyes

 Posted:   Jul 28, 2020 - 7:53 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

The Outsider

Two episodes in and pretty good. I like Jason Bateman's directing style and the acting is strong. Story is interesting so far.

 Posted:   Jul 29, 2020 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

The Outsider

Two episodes in and pretty good. I like Jason Bateman's directing style and the acting is strong. Story is interesting so far.

I really enjoyed this series too!! I thought the deliberate pacing, the cinematography and the characters and their interplay were all top notch and well done.

 Posted:   Jul 29, 2020 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

'I'll Be Gone in the Dark" - HBO's new riveting documentary series following writer and online detective sleuth podcaster Michelle Oswalt's journey and personal obsession in tracking down the infamous Golden State Killer. It is meticulous and and depth and engrossing and disturbing all at once. Great stuff. Season finale airs this Sunday night.

 Posted:   Jul 29, 2020 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

Daughter just tapped us into her Amazon Prime TV account so I'm watching Outlander series 3 now. Nicely made.

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