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Old 06-14-2019, 10:29 PM   #1381
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The new Black Mirror season is similar, the only watchable episode was the second one, it seems they are trying hard to ruin the franchise.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:35 PM   #1382
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Re: Good TV Shows?

I thought the last episode of the new Twilight Zone was worth watching at least, especially if you're a fan of the original series.
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Old 06-28-2019, 07:59 PM   #1383
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Re: Good TV Shows?

New season of Black Mirror was trash.

'Dark', on the other hand, is outstanding. Probably my favorite Netflix original to date.
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Old 06-28-2019, 08:50 PM   #1384
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I save normie shows like black mirror and stranger things to watch when I'm dating and need stuff both of us can watch

I watch stuff like mr robot, dark (haven't gotten to it yet), and barry when I'm single and need sad shit
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Old 06-28-2019, 09:51 PM   #1385
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Re: Good TV Shows?

“Dark” is so fucking good I watched the second season twice back to back.
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Old 06-28-2019, 10:04 PM   #1386
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I'm going to watch the season 2 finale tonight of Dark, awesome show. A lot of people seem to compare it with Stranger Things but I think it reminds me more of Twin Peaks.
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Old 06-29-2019, 07:15 AM   #1387
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City On A Hill with Kevin Bacon and Matt Damon + Ben Affleck as producers are very good so far.
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Old 07-04-2019, 03:02 PM   #1388
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Re: Good TV Shows?

I can't tell if Stranger Things has gotten worse or if it was bad from the start. Probably the latter.
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Old 07-05-2019, 06:53 AM   #1389
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Haven’t seen the new season yet, but it has been going downhill for a while. Wasn’t really ever great, too.
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Old 07-05-2019, 06:55 PM   #1390
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dudes who like bands with lithography art don't like show for teens: story soon
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:26 PM   #1391
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just finished s3, show gets better every season. obviously the romance and heartfelt stuff drags, but otherwise it's a comfy show.
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Old 07-06-2019, 10:51 AM   #1392
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show gets better every season.
that's completely false as season 2 was a significant step down in every way. the show wasn't great to begin with, just a decent show based on nothing but evoking a sense of 80ies nostalgia, but season 2 was just plain bad what with the recycling of the same plot of season 1, the introduction of mostly superfluous and annoying new characters and that godawful episode 7 that's as bad as the last 3 seasons of GoT

but we all knew you were a tasteless dumb fuck, so it's no surprise you'd think that...
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Old 07-06-2019, 10:59 AM   #1393
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I mean the first episode was so fkn terrible, how could anyone ever think this show actually got better, lmfao...
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Old 07-06-2019, 03:15 PM   #1394
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Cmon, even the 1st season was mediocre at best. Its a kids show, deal with it and watch Dark instead, even if the drama between kids there is getting tedious as well.
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Old 07-07-2019, 12:55 AM   #1395
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Re: Good TV Shows?

It's not even that I dislike the show. I wouldn't have even bothered watching all 3 seasons if I did. it's just that it's not actually good. There's nothing particularly compelling about the writing, the setting, characters, etc. It just does a really good job of exploiting tropes that trigger a pleasurable response in the brains of thirtysomething geeks like me.
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Old 07-07-2019, 01:19 AM   #1396
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Re: Good TV Shows?

The writing is very good, the kid actors do a great job each season, the mindflayer is basically brutal slam art come to life, and the soundtrack makes everything come together.

Season 3 had some legitimate sci fi thriller elements.

Not an amazing show but surprsingly solid for something catered for teens
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Old 07-07-2019, 02:26 PM   #1397
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Re: Good TV Shows?

The attempts at comedy/humor in this third season are utterly terrible. I know it’s the 80ies, but these motherfuckers are so goddamn ugly it makes my blood boil. Not sure I’ll bother finish watching this.
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Old 07-09-2019, 10:02 PM   #1398
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Not gonna lie. I teared up a lil' when Billy bit the dust, especially when they replayed part of his past.
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:02 PM   #1399
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Anyone seen Euphoria? I heard it’s one of the most fucked up shows ever made, but I haven’t watched it yet. Lotta dicks though
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:35 PM   #1400
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Re: Good TV Shows?

Lunatics - the new Chris Lilley show. Its hit or miss, most of the characters are bland, but that fat chav Gavin McGregor character is hilarious. I didn't bother to watch other characters except in the pilot, so I just skipped thru the episodes looking for Gavin. A spinoff with just his character would be majestic.

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Old 07-11-2019, 04:12 PM   #1401
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Re: Good TV Shows?

Disgustingly - I find myself agreeing with Gangrene re Stranger Things. It's just a fun show, it knows what its doing right and does it well. Its not trying to be anything you edgy fucks seem to want from it. I quite enjoyed the last one and was completely not even going to bother.

The Other Two is a show which passed me by until a friend recommended it recently. One of the funniest I've seen this year.
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Old 07-13-2019, 03:39 PM   #1402
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Halfway through Too Old to Die Young and it’s brilliant, although I had to sift through a lot of garbage recommendations so finally some gritty, consistent and glamorous mini series is a godsend by the end of it. I still don’t know if I love it or hate it, the pacing of the dialogue, the immaculate nature of the characters despite being so enormously corrupt, the glaring color palette, and of course the very loaded violence, but I can’t find fault with it despite these anxiety-enhancing irritations. Finally some unpredictable tv with deep personalities.

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Old 07-15-2019, 05:32 PM   #1403
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I only watched the first season of Dark, and thought it was a rip-off of stranger strings.
A good show, but not as original. I also couldn't help but cringe at some of the german subject-matters (yeah, of course its a fucking nuclear plant which is at fault, because nuclear power is evil etc....). The show is just as nostalgic as Stranger Things btw., you Americans probably just don't notice it as much.

As far as Stranger Things goes, the first season is obviously the best, but I still love the sound design and overall production quality.

Also, nice, that the forum is back on!
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Old 07-17-2019, 04:01 AM   #1404
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I only watched the first season of Dark, and thought it was a rip-off of stranger strings.
by what alien logic can Dark be a ripoff of ST, when the only thing in common is the 80ies, and in Dark the 80ies feature for maybe 25% of the show (and aesthetically, even less in S2)?

the 2 shows couldn't be more different, one being a well written time travel sci-fi show (though it does have a bit too much melodrama in S1), while the other being a low-level effort monster fantasy/horror show (arguably much more scifi than fantasy in S1, though by S3 it's 100% fantasy) whose main point is nothing but 80ies nostalgia, references and tropes with 0 originality (and if it weren't for some really good acting and relatively high production values and the "80ies mania" of the past few years, it would've been rightly forgotten and cancelled after S1)
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Old 07-17-2019, 06:10 PM   #1405
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by what alien logic can Dark be a ripoff of ST, when the only thing in common is the 80ies, and in Dark the 80ies feature for maybe 25% of the show (and aesthetically, even less in S2)?

the 2 shows couldn't be more different, one being a well written time travel sci-fi show (though it does have a bit too much melodrama in S1), while the other being a low-level effort monster fantasy/horror show (arguably much more scifi than fantasy in S1, though by S3 it's 100% fantasy) whose main point is nothing but 80ies nostalgia, references and tropes with 0 originality (and if it weren't for some really good acting and relatively high production values and the "80ies mania" of the past few years, it would've been rightly forgotten and cancelled after S1)
Calling it a rip-off is probably too harsh, since Dark was already in production when ST first aired. But especially when considering the usual output from german producers (boring historical reprocessing, especially of the Nazi-era, or works set within such contexts, or mindlessly dumb "comedy" shows, baring all originality), I can't help seeing a connection between the two releases (my point beeing that a publisher would usually not be as keen to release a show like that without prior, comparable, examples of success).
I don't get how Stranger Things wouldn't be original. Even when you just look at S2 and 3, the fantasy-theme alone sets it apart from 99% of shows.
I realize that it's full of cliches, but the sum of its elements still gives a unique release.
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Binged this the other day. Very well made Belgian heist drama, it heavily reminds of The Bridge/The Killing aka it has strong Nordic noir vibes. Surprised that more people are not talking about it.

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yeah, no.

Couldn't be farther from the truth.
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