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Dingfelder    885

I'm coming to the end of season 6 and ready for season 7.  Really loving this show.

Also am willing to keep watching Bojack Horseman and a couple of suburban zombie series on Netflix.  You know, the kind that are supposed to be cute and clever.  One is with Drew Barrymore and is at times really good.  

Tried Castlevania and the story seems all over the place and unexceptional.  Additionally, Dracula had every random power you could imagine, the kind of thing that has always struck me as overboard and unimaginative.  

Going to start Westworld after I'm done with season 7 of Game of Thrones.

I occasionally go back and watch old episodes of Breaking Bad.  

Following Better Call Saul and Ash vs. Evil Dead, but they're on haitus for now.

I got HBO so i will probably watch the second season of True Detective, despite the negative reviews.  

Also there is an anime series done by Studio Ghibli and I think with some of Hayao Miyazaki's input on Amazon called Ronin which I'll check out.  They also have that Phillip K. Dick series on the Nazis/Japanese having won the war which I've been meaning to give a shot for a while now.

And very occasionally I give Black Mirror a shot, which according to the overwhelmingly positive reviews I should be doing much, much more often.

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esaj    5,292

Been watching the first few episodes (maybe 4 or 5) of Ozark in Netflix, at first I thought it wouldn't be that good, but it's actually been very entertaining at least so far. Also Limitless (the series based on the movie). Waiting for new seasons on The Expanse, 3%, Orange Is The New Black, Rick and Morty, Knights of Sidonia... probably others I've forgotten. Could try The 100 and Ascension when I got the time, I usually like sci-fi, but the couple of first episodes of those didn't really seem that interesting.

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sanman    49

Game of Thrones is #1 with me right now, but I've also gotten into this new show called "Salvation". It's about the discovery that an asteroid will be crashing into the Earth in 6 months to destroy it, and a group of people who team up to try and do something about it.

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Dingfelder    885

I've been starting and stopping a bunch of shows lately.

One was Z Nation, a zombie show which had a mediocre first episode but then started to get better ... but the characters started acting in what were to me silly ways, so I lost interest half a dozen episodes in.  D.J. Qualls is there providing comic relief, and he is always fun, but it was just "meh" to me.

Tried Van Helsing.  Slow start, began picking up a few episode in, but then started indulging itself in the "too cool" vampires excessively, and that kind off baloney just turns me off.  Dropped it about five episodes in.

Tried Fortitude on Amazon.  Slow start and languid pace made it feel like it was going nowhere for the first four episodes, but then it suddenly picked up a lot of steam.  There were horror elements barely hinted at, but they started playing a small but legit part.  The acting is top notch -- Stanley Tucci is really good here -- and the characters, though we never get deep background on them, are all written and acted well enough to be watchable.  I think this will be my next binge watch.

Still loving Game of Thrones, still stuck a few episodes deep into Westworld, and still looking forward to new episodes of Better Call Saul, Ash vs. Evil Dead, and that Drew Barrymore zombie comedy.

 

 

 

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Jag_Rip    595

@esaj Knights of Sidonia has more than two seasons? I saw the first season and it was awesome with a few plotholes, but I wasnt that appealed by the second season.

Needless to say, my Laptop at home is called Tsugumori :wub:

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Paddylaz    892
On 25/07/2017 at 7:21 AM, Dingfelder said:

Going to start Westworld after I'm done with season 7 of Game of Thrones.

 

Westworld is exceptional. Also, having watched it on an episode-per-week basis, can confirm that it would be the perfect show to binge-watch as one huge movie. Actually, it would be better that way so you don't forget the subtler plot points early on that turn out to be important later.

It's up there as one of the best 10 hours of tv I"v ever see. Clawing the walls right now waiting for season 2!

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Dingfelder    885
2 hours ago, Paddylaz said:

Westworld is exceptional. Also, having watched it on an episode-per-week basis, can confirm that it would be the perfect show to binge-watch as one huge movie. Actually, it would be better that way so you don't forget the subtler plot points early on that turn out to be important later.

It's up there as one of the best 10 hours of tv I"v ever see. Clawing the walls right now waiting for season 2!

That kind of rave review is pretty much what I've heard about it.  I do hope there is someone I can like a little bit as the show progresses.  There are more bad and near-bad guys than anything else.

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Paddylaz    892
3 hours ago, Dingfelder said:

That kind of rave review is pretty much what I've heard about it.  I do hope there is someone I can like a little bit as the show progresses.  There are more bad and near-bad guys than anything else.

Many twists and turns, people you think were bad but actually aren't and vice versa. 

It's definitely a show you've got to to concentrate on, otherwise you'll miss important bits. But it's worth the investment. Felt a bit down actually after it finished.....very similar to finishing a novel you love (always a good sign). You probably have SOME idea of what it's about but if you don't you could always watch the 70s movie that it's based on. Think: Jurassic Park meets Blade Runner meets every western ever. 👌

Anthony Hopkins is so goddamn good.

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Dingfelder    885

A video on how great Hopkins is in the show is what got me wanting to watch it, actually.  

I did see the original, several times as a kid and once again in the last year, I think.  It's still good fun.  And it's hard to beat Yul Brynner for charisma.

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Game of Thrones season 7 is over already?  What the heck??? :blink:  It just only started last month???  Only seven episodes?  Ack Ima gonna dieeeeee... such a long wait for this season, and they only gave us seven episodes... noooOooooOOooOOOOOOoooooo.... 

Oh well at least Suits is still killing it this season...

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z3n    94
14 hours ago, Hunka Hunka Burning Love said:

Game of Thrones season 7 is over already?  What the heck??? :blink:  It just only started last month???  Only seven episodes?  Ack Ima gonna dieeeeee... such a long wait for this season, and they only gave us seven episodes... noooOooooOOooOOOOOOoooooo.... 

Oh well at least Suits is still killing it this season...

Well... at least they gave us Daenerys' clothless again in this season finale after awhile :whistling:

Now I'm just wondering when will be Sansa's turn :w00t2:

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z3n    94

Not for me. No relationship in the whole Westeros is as "special" as Jaime and Cersei's. So they really make "other" relationships seem normal to me :smartass:

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I recently stayed at a Ramada hotel, and they had this advertisement with this guy who looks just like the Game of Thrones dude.  If you Google search "Game of Thrones guy Wyndham Rewards" you'll see that yeah that's him!  :blink:

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Rehab1    5,983
2 minutes ago, Hunka Hunka Burning Love said:

I recently stayed at a Ramada hotel, and they had this advertisement with this guy who looks just like the Game of Thrones dude.  If you Google search "Game of Thrones guy Wyndham Rewards" you'll see that yeah that's him!  :blink:

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Your Right! Hard to be sterotyped playing these two different roles.

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