T.V. shows you've been watching

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  1. Steo

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    My wife fell into that trap too, for a good while. That show is so mundane.
    We stared watching Invincible. Animated show about a teenager superhero, who is learning to control his powers, while also being a school going teenager. For all that stick, there's enough violence, and sub plots to keep it interesting.
     
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    Invincible finally dropped? I feel like it's been in process for so long that it was still just getting trailers dropped saying coming soon.
     
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    Four episodes out. New one every Friday.
     
  4. USMarine75

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    Exterminate All the Brutes.

    Pros - narrator is Haitian who sounds like King Harald Finehair from Vikings. Great historical videos. Individual stories (vignettes) are good.

    Cons - you need Ritalin to keep up. Poor sequencing and no transitions so it's very disjointed.

    Also, theres a lot of torture porn. So be prepared to watch some horrific stuff.

    I want to love it... but I'm barely liking it. 5/10
     
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    KnightBrolaire only the dead have seen the end of GAS

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    City On A Hill. Kevin Bacon plays a rakish FBI agent trying to crack down on armored car robberies in Boston with the help of Aldis Hodge, the token black ADA at the time. Takes place in 91, so Rodney King beating just happened (among other things) so racial tensions are fairly high and a relatively central part of the show, when they're not showing working class irish bank robbers or Bacon fucking up his home life. It starts out verrry strong in the first 2 episodes, but then really slows down the pace for character development/setup until about episode 6. Overall it's really good imo. definitely worth a watch if you're in the mood for what's basically a 90s period piece (which feels weird to say).
     
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    Wellington Paranormal. Its a spin-off from What we do in the shadows. Same dry/sarcastic humor and very silly.
     
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    Finally got around to watching The Mandalorian. About halfway through season 2 -- so far I dig it. I was afraid it'd rely on nostalgia too much, but it does a pretty good job of standing on its own without having to lean on references. Most of the time it feels like a callback or just a detail of the world rather than a "look! remember this from Star Wars!" and that is a massive relief.
     
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    Wrapped up His Dark Materials season 2 the other night, my gf loved the books growing up and the show is great. I didn't know anything about the story before going in other than seeing commercials for the very bad movie in the mid-2000's and seeing armoured bears, but damn is it good. I was a little miffed about the main character being a bit of a Mary Sue but after a bit I stopped caring and just enjoyed it (when is there ever a fantasy book that isn't about "the chosen one"?). Also the CGI for the daemons and animals (armoured bears) is fantastic, and Ruth Wilson is incredible at owning every scene she's in. Definitely would recommend.
     
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    Ha, I worked on that very bad Golden Compass way back in the day.

    While we were working on it we had high hopes that it would be decent (we never see the whole edits of a movie. We only see the shots and sequences we work on)....., but it turned out....so bad. so so bad. haha Needless to say that was disappointment. It was at least a fun crew, and fun to work on though. That was back when the vfx industry was still centralized in LA and kind of crazy. Man..... that feels like a lifetime ago.

    It sounds like this new iteration is tons better. I'll have to check it out when I get time.
     
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    Dan_Vacant Hi I'm Dan.

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    I've been watching Schitts Creek.
     
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    Final season of shameless is a massive disappointment. Stupid storylines that go nowhere and then get dropped. Bad acting. Overly preachy and self important.

    they just forget everything that has happened in the past. The show it used to be is wiped away. For example with all the scenes with V’s mum this season they never Once manage to revisit that Kev is the father of her kid !


    have really liked this show , even though it has had its flaws. Now there are 2 ep
    Left and it’s a real struggle to even watch them.
    Was hoping they would bring back some early characters and pay tribute to the early sessions , like Joan.Cusack. But that is obviously not happening now.
     
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    I couldn't keep watching after mid-way through last season where Fiona starts losing it. Seemed like just when every character in the show starts getting their shit together they spectacularly blow it or the writers totally change their personality and make them blow it (looking at you, Deb) and I just don't enjoy watching it.
     
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    Lucifer has new episodes end of this month.

    Tacoma FD has new episodes coming in July.
     
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    Rewatching Fargo series
     
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    that was a few seasons ago now .

    While kind of annoying to watch, at least the Fiona thing made sense with the history of alcoholism in the family . The shit they are pulling no was just completely random and full of bad idea that should've never made it past discussion at the writers table
     
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    I had never seen Bojack Horseman, so I binge-watched it this year. Just finished tonight. The second-last series episode broke me. As far as animated shows basically devastating me go, it's up there with some moments of Adventure Time and that Futurama episode about Fry's dog. But even those didn't give me such a deep sense of existential dread. I don't think any TV/movie moment has.
     
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    ooh, that's why I had to stop watching that Bojack after the 2nd season. I couldn't do the depression train through to the end. Good show though.
     
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    Yeah, I love Bojack as a series because it's such an honest look at things, but I can only watch it when I'm steering into the spiral of depression; cause I know it's either going to be a really enjoyable watch and fuel my self hatred, or I'm not in as deep as I thought and it helps to get me out of it.

    Someday I'll finish it, but as I'm trying to not be down on myself, it makes it that much harder to watch
     
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    Watched half of Castlevania Season 4, which happens to be the final season. So far it's been great, but the series has always been well written. Really looking forward to seeing how it ends.
     
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