T.V. shows you've been watching

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  1. fps

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    If that's a reference to my post, I really hope you can see the differences, especially as Dark Side would be *the original* in the post I've made, not the duplicate. Abstract? No, it's the utter familiarity of the whole thing which is the issue here, which again makes it a false equivalence. I'm also a Film teacher, it's not an uninformed opinion.

    I haven't seen Twin Peaks before, and having watched the first episode of that I won't be heading back to boresville anytime soon.
     
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    Finally started up season 3 and am 4 episodes deep. So far, I'm all in just like I was for season 1 & 2. Great show as usual.
     
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    It was tongue-in-cheek saying that if you watch the first episode of something and use that to dismiss all of it it would be like listening to the first track of something and using that to dismiss the album. That was the only album I could think of off-hand where the first track was in no way representative of the rest of it. I don't actually remember the first episode of Stranger Things. It probably IS representative of all of it. I was underwhelmed by season 1. But, what I ultimately ended up liking about it a lot were the characters. The alien crap and the 80s references actively annoyed me.

    I am now confused as to what you're saying in the last sentence. You haven't seen Twin Peaks, but having watched the first episode of Stranger Things, you won't watch it?
     
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    other than Dragon Ball Super *cough cough* nerd. lol

    I've been enjoying reruns of the George Lopez show and actually very recently ive been catching last man standing and its absolutely hilarious
     
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    Hehe - I'd watched the first episodes of both, and made my choice. Been watching some more Twin Peaks, I love Lynch anyway so it's not a surprise I'm digging it, but the care and attention, the differentiation of scene and mood with soundtrack and characterisation, it's just a delight. Whereas ST feels designed by a very geeky, but still, a, committee.
     
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    I had a hard time getting into Twin Peaks the first time and I think I crapped out on Episode 2, but on second attempt (burning through it in preparation for Season 3 so I could watch that as it aired), I liked it quite a bit. Well, until the point where almost everyone stops liking it, anyway. It's no Mulholland Dr, but Fire Walk With Me practically is. I think it's my second favorite of his movies. And you need to have seen the whole original series in order to watch it!
     
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    I know what your saying about stranger things but I think it defs is a love letter to material that they grew up with .a little too much a rip off of some of it ?maybe

    but I think it does get into some new territory story wise .it just takes a few episodes to get there

    personally I liked the second season more than the first. felt a little more focussed
     
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    I couldn't love the original series more - this is my first viewing and I'm utterly under its spell. Really looking forward to moving into the rest of the Twin Peaks universe!!
     
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    I'm watching this too. I've been very happy with the direction the show has gone in the past year. It's unfortunate that the show is ending next month. Oh well, DB has been coming and going for thirty years, now. I'm sure it'll be back at some point.
     
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    Trying to slog through Legion. It's really slow/tedious.
     
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    Everyone gets a huge boner for that show, and I loved Hannibal, so I was very surprised when I felt no desire to watch past the first episode. I forced myself to watch the next couple and it just kind of went in one eye and out the other. Not for me, I guess. I think its approach to reality was just not for me.
     
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    Alright so I'm almost done with legion and it legitimately took more than half the season to start doing some interesting stuff. episode 5 is when things start to kick off and they start to really ramp up from there.
     
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    I still need to give Legion another chance. I watched part of episode one when it aired but didn't make it all the way through. Seemed interesting but lacked any substance to make me care enough to finish out the episode.
     
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    The only thing I liked about the first episode was seeing that woman (she played Dodd's daughter) from Fargo S2 get another role. I loathed Aubrey Plaza's character. Part of it was seeing people say "OMG IT'S PERFECT USE OF AUBREY PLAZA" before I saw it, probably. I like her in some things, like her two starring movie roles, but man could I not stand her in the couple of episodes I saw here.
     
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    She is actually one of the best parts about the show, at least later on. I don't really want to give anything away but she's a relatively important character.
     
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    Season 11 of X-Files.

    Mostly nostalgia but I’m digging it.
     
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    Does Raw and Smackdown count? I pay for the Network (as the memes say, for just $9.99!), and wouldn't really get as much out of it if I just watched the PPVs and didn't at least passively watch the shows.
     
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    I finished Mad Men a few days ago. I thought it was really good from the start up until somewhere in the middle. Then it started going a bit downhill and the last 2 seasons or so were not that great. I just feel like they could have done more with the latter half of the show, but all in all I still liked it.
     
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    Finished up season 1 of The Mist. I dug it overall, some LOST esque writing at times (ie set things up and never follow through) but the gore is very well done and it's legit kind of creepy at times. Some of the characters are unpleasant in the beginning but they flesh em out and make them much more tolerable. It gets crazy really quick.

    Almost done with Billions S1. I like the weird dynamic between the 3 main characters and how it's like a tamer Wolf of Wall Street. It's a pretty good drama so far. Seeing Paul Giamatti pursue his white whale to the detriment of his marriage and Maggie Sif (who I loved in SOA) struggle with loyalty to her husband or her boss is pretty compelling. Damien Lewis exudes greasy charm with a perma smirk on his face, though he gets fleshed out as a billionaire struggling with survivor's guilt/a perpetual conniver/loyal family man.
     
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    Rick and Morty- pretty good fun with some repeat viewing of some episodes. Ricks cynical humour is always the best parts of this show.

    Strange Things Seaon 2. Amazing up until the stupid stand alone episode with 11 and the Z grade X Men team. What a way to shit on an otherwise enjoyable show. Paul Riser and Sean Astin made up the more fun throwback roles in this.

    Peaky Blinders- I still have 1 more season left on this. But god damn Sam Neil and Cillian Murphy kill the game in this, the addition of Tom Hardy has been awesome as well.

    American Gods- Ian Mcshane makes it worth sticking around for. It has some interesting moments and I’ll have to check it out again.

    Black Mirror- so far some interesting episodes, but man it gets a bit self aware pretty quickly.

    Is Vikings worth following up on? I kind of bailed out on it after the 4th season went on it’s mid season break. I wanted more moments like the Blood Eagle episode and less of Fimmel chewing the scenery.
     

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