Favourite TV Series

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  1. Too much standing ?
     
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  2. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    I suppose. The trouble is, “sitcom” to me implies a sort of Terry and June scenario. Which this most definitely is not.

    The characters come first, and the situations are written around them. At least, it seems to me.
     
  3. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    I suppose it blurs the lines slightly with a mocukmentary, but it’s not filmed in the style of the office etc. And some of the scenes and outcomes are far too absurd to fit that criteria.
     
  4. Eric IS Bananman

    Eric IS Bananman Academy Graduate

    Just got round to watching Vigil it was ok, there were a few times where I couldn't suspend disbelief as it was just nonsensical plot armour...I mean a non-military walking into Control during a drill....just no....that's just never going to happen.

    And the flashbacks...it felt like Slumdog Millionaire but had way too many could have reduced it by one episode without being spoonfed the flashbacks....(Present day: A tiger is starting to eat my face off....Flashback: Son, if you're ever having face eaten off by a tiger, remember to do this...Present: Remembers the advice and the tiger stops eating face off)

    So it was ok, with so many sloppy plotholes.
     
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  5. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    I think I would describe it as a “character based comedy”. Seinfeld was the same.
     
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  6. Lloyd

    Lloyd Squad Player

    I have started watching Succession again ahead of the start of the third series. It really is superb
     
  7. inayellowshirt

    inayellowshirt From the other place

    Just enjoyed "Midnight Mass" on Netflix.. its about a 7 episodes., would file it under Horror.

    Was some obvious stuff we could predict but it still threw in a few surprises and enjoyed it.
     
  8. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Yes, a bit disappointing. Occasionally great, but fundamentally silly.
     
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  9. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Subtitles are the only way to fly. Dubbed is always awful.
     
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  10. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    We started it last night and only got 1 episode in so far. It feels a bit slow and ponderous, and we were both struggling to get into it. Does that change?

    Some great scenery though - really beautiful shots in places.
     
  11. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    I watched the first episode yesterday lunchtime, yes the first is a bit slow but it gets better. I'm on the 4th episode now.
     
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  12. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    I'm horrified people watch non English speaking films or tv dubbed aside from geordies and scousers, they should be dubbed whenever possible.
     
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  13. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Good to know - cheers!
     
  14. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Don’t forget brummies.
     
  15. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Watched it, first couple of episodes were good then it just descended into far fetched, over sentimental crap with the various security organisations totally unbelievable in their actions. Last episode was ok, but I wouldn't recommend it.
     
  16. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    I watched 9/11 Inside the President's War Room a few weeks ago, and see it is still on iPlayer. I thought was very good, and it does illustrate the poor infrastructure around him when the twin towers were hit. There he was, on the advice of his people, flying around on Air Force One against his own wishes, as he was thought to be a target. He was acting blindfolded as they didn't have satellite communications, and couldn't even properly pick up TV news bulletins to see what the world was watching.

    Considering his "finger is on the button", a bit frightening, tbh.

    I thought his reaction when receiving the news at the school in Florida he was visiting, was quite telling, and maybe helps explain some of his decisions further on.
     
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  17. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    If you want to see something very lighthearted and fairly silly try Wellington Paranormal. The two leads in this are brilliant
     
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  18. inayellowshirt

    inayellowshirt From the other place

    Yep it does improve but does slow a little again n places. Part of it is the impending doom you just know that's coming. Looking back the first couple of episodes were the best as they teased plot lines, with stuff in the background. Once the main story line is out there... then it becomes a little obvious but enjoyable
     
  19. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    It's a shame because the show of the film that spawned this* is down to one good gag per episode. I really think something was lost when they shifted the setting from Un Zud to the US.

    *What We Do in the Shadows.
     
  20. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    I really like the film but haven’t tried the tv series, is it worth a go? I love Matt Berry and Tash Demetriou in other stuff.
     
  21. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    I love telling people I watch non English speaking films/tv dubbed, it really gets an OTT reaction for some reason - especially in the nerdy world of reddit.
     
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  22. HeiaWatford

    HeiaWatford Reservist

    I've got a few things lined up and wouldn't mind some advice if anyone has watched.
    The Boys. I believe they're two seasons.
    The Chestnut man. Danish crime series
    The hunt for a killer. Swedish crime on BBC iplayer
     
  23. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Yeeahhhh... Berry's always a good VFM performer and Tash Demetriou appears now to be in an arms race with him in who can give the most OTT performance (and the normally great Kristen Schaal* has failed miserably in joining this competition). As I said there's now one good gag an episode - I'm certain that the rate was higher in earlier series. Kayvan Novak is good in it but the revelation has been the two supporting characters played by Javier "Harvey" Guillén (their servant/familiar) and Mark Proksch (an energy vampire). Give it a spin you won't dislike it.

    *It's a crime that "The Last Man on Earth" was shitcanned by Fox.
     
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  24. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Can’t comment on the others but the Boys is excellent, although I still haven’t watched the second series
     
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  25. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Late to the party but, after looking for something a bit more light hearted that all of us would enjoy, have just started watching Brooklyn 99. Enjoying it so far.
     
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  26. wfcSinatra

    wfcSinatra Predictor Choker 14/15

    The Boys is ******* incredible. My only advice would be to have 2 days booked off work because you will just want to press next. Sure, it's a little silly at times but just enjoy it for what it is. One of the most engrossing things I've seen in a while tbh.
     
  27. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Less light heartedly, Mr HH and I also started watching the Night Stalker documentary series on Netflix. One episode in and I would describe it as grim but really interesting.
     
  28. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Still working through The Morning Show on Apple TV which features Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carrell as the hugely popular hosts of America’s version of Good Morning Britain.

    No spoilers, but simply to say it’s a brilliantly conceived and acted piece, much more weighty and interesting than the subject matter suggests. Very funny and at times deeply uncomfortable viewing.
     
  29. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Started watching "How to sell drugs online (fast)" on Netflix. Really enjoyable - funny but also quite poignant. Takes a couple of episode to adjust to the dubbing as it's German.
     
  30. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    I really want to watch this - don’t usually watch tv via my iPad but assume this is the way to watch Apple TV?
     
  31. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    I just connect my phone via an HDMI to phone adapter to the TV.

    But if you have an Apple TV box you can cast it to your TV and some TVs can receive it cast directly from your phone or iPad. Otherwise it’s snuggle around the iPad.

    Using an adapter is low tech but v easy.

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  32. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Apple TV is an app on some smart TVs too.
     
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  33. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    The Chestnut Man was pretty good.
     
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  34. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    I watch it on my playstation if you or the kids have one of those
     
  35. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Has anyone watched Midnight Mass?
     

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