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Post by lilabet » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:28 pm

Just popping in the recommend Lucifer. I binged 2.5 seasons after I started it last weekend. Very loosely based on a comic by Neil Gaimon. It’s available on Amazon for the UK. I found it really well written and funny. Very light when compared to other supernatural shows, also some amazing music and singing from the lead character.
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Post by alittledizzy » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:45 am

Another rec: One Day at a Time. I know it's been around for a while but I just started watching it and I'm so in love.

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Post by theseclouds » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:51 pm

^I've seen that recced a few times, I really need to check it out asap!

I'm gonna watch the new season of A Series of Unfortunate Events over the next few days. I loved the first season (despite not having read the books).

I've recently binged five seasons of Baby Daddy, which tbh is not the best show ever but very entertaining? and also all of Daria, which I'm not sure a lot of people remember. :lol:

Also, no TV rec post I do will be complete without me recommending The OA, that show completely blew my mind and I've watched the first season three times since it came out while I'm very patiently waiting for season 2.

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Post by citizen_erased » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:38 pm

alittledizzy wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:45 am
Another rec: One Day at a Time. I know it's been around for a while but I just started watching it and I'm so in love.
I watched that recently and though I had to kind of force myself through the first episode (which I didn't like, it felt so forced and fake), I absolutely adored it after that. I'm so happy it's been renewed for a third season!

I watched all of season 2 of A Series of Unfortunate Events this weekend, and god, I love it. I don't know why I still haven't read the books (though I'm now on the waiting list for the first book at my library, and if I like it I'm going to start buying the series). I'm considering rewatching the whole series, just because I can and I need some escapism from work.

If anyone here has recs for anything similar to a series of unfortunate events in terms of style of humor, please let me know?

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Post by sonicgreen » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:06 am

citizen_erased wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:38 pm
If anyone here has recs for anything similar to a series of unfortunate events in terms of style of humor, please let me know?
ASOUE is my exact sense of humor! I read the books when I was real young (became obsessed) and ah I can see just how much it impacted my own personality, and its neat to see such a great reboot. The style of the Netflix series is very reflective of "Pushing Daisies" an oldie and a goodie! (I think they actually overlap producers or something?) A mildly dark almost story-book like comedy! I practically benchmark all my shows based off of how much they remind me of Pushing Daisies.
The show is available online usually (I know if you search the name + google drive, there may be an entire folder that exists somewhere…). Hope this helped!
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Post by teamug » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:38 pm

Killing Eve
alright, knew nothing about this show beforehand, but I saw Sandra Oh's face and knew I had to watch it, also made by bbc america, so I was hoping for quality. Only one ep out and I haven't been this excited since .. well I won't mention since what because I am still bewildered by the 4th season, but I love the premise and look and humour, quite dark, sits very well with me. crossing fingers with this one.

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Re: TV show thread

Post by alittledizzy » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:38 am

Anyone watching Lost in Space?

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Post by mermaid blood » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:56 am

i'm 4 episodes into Big Little Lies and man Nicole Kidman's american accent is baaad. i've seen her in other things and it's never been great, but she's constantly slipping out in this and doesn't consistently pronounce her R at all. not even word to word in the same sentence. i wonder why.

can i have millionaire acting job please i am so good at north american accents
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Post by lefthandedism » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:39 pm

mermaid blood wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:56 am
i'm 4 episodes into Big Little Lies and man Nicole Kidman's american accent is baaad. i've seen her in other things and it's never been great, but she's constantly slipping out in this and doesn't consistently pronounce her R at all. not even word to word in the same sentence. i wonder why.

can i have millionaire acting job please i am so good at north american accents
I watched it last year, and I don't remember noticing the bad accent. Probably because I was just annoyed that an Australian story was set in, sigh, California. The TV show wasn't bad, but of course the book was much better (and more interesting because Australia :lol: ).

Would you rather have seen it set in Australia, or does having everything ever set in California not faze you?
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Re: TV show thread

Post by mermaid blood » Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:36 am

honestly america's need to remake tv shows and movies from other places is bizarre? it robs the average, non-internet savvy american of being exposed to other cultures and countries because apparently nothing is sellable without a recognisable accent. but no, if Liane was happy to sell the rights than I guess the screenwriters can set it wherever they want. it wouldn't have been made here on such a big budget.

admittedly i haven't read the book, so i'm not sure how generic or specific she wrote the location/culture. my favourite show of all time is Love My Way. if you're craving excellent character writing and 'slice of life' sydney northern beaches (although very different from BLL's upper middle-class setting). no idea how accessible it is though and if there are torrents floating around. it amassed a cult following here and in the UK. if i think about a particular episode too long i cry, similar to thinking about the series finale of Six Feet Under. lol
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Re: TV show thread

Post by teamug » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:48 pm

So. I've spent the midsummer watching Humans, brit series, getting to the end of their 3rd season, and it is a new hot favorite. The human condition, the word human, both noun and adjective is how i'd describe it. Just good stuff, not really feelgood, not too dark, but a very solid scifi drama that hits very close to our collective home. well made on all fronts.

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Re: TV show thread

Post by itasca00 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:22 am

I just finished the latest season of Bake Off on Netflix (thanks again for that awesome spoiler, Daniel :sideeye:), and I have to say that it completely fucking blew my mind when Noel said that he had been Old Gregg! Of all the references that I might have expected to be made on Bake Off, that was definitely not one that I saw coming.
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