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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby Severelius » 24 July 2020, 16:11

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Severelius wrote:I really need to get round to watching Stargate. It's one of those 'huge time investment' shows that is on my list but that I'll probably never find time for among the other 'huge time investment' shows I've got.

Make the time! :D

I set myself the task of watching all of Star Trek started with Next Generation and still haven't even finished that one show, man.

It's gonna be a while. :P
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby Valso » 24 July 2020, 16:15

Your loss. :P
As for me, I'm fully prepared for the cuming vacation. :D

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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby Brenden » 24 July 2020, 17:07

Severelius wrote:
René wrote:
Severelius wrote:I really need to get round to watching Stargate. It's one of those 'huge time investment' shows that is on my list but that I'll probably never find time for among the other 'huge time investment' shows I've got.

Make the time! :D

I set myself the task of watching all of Star Trek started with Next Generation and still haven't even finished that one show, man.

It's gonna be a while. :P

So many Star Trek episodes are totally skipable, though. :yawn:

Stargate is a much better time investment! :nod:
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby Severelius » 24 July 2020, 17:15

Brenden wrote:
Severelius wrote:
René wrote:
Severelius wrote:I really need to get round to watching Stargate. It's one of those 'huge time investment' shows that is on my list but that I'll probably never find time for among the other 'huge time investment' shows I've got.

Make the time! :D

I set myself the task of watching all of Star Trek started with Next Generation and still haven't even finished that one show, man.

It's gonna be a while. :P

So many Star Trek episodes are totally skipable, though. :yawn:

Stargate is a much better time investment! :nod:

Nothing is skippable. I must experience the entirety of the thing or what's the point in setting out to watch the entire franchise?
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby Brenden » 24 July 2020, 17:42

Severelius wrote:
Brenden wrote:
Severelius wrote:
René wrote:
Severelius wrote:I really need to get round to watching Stargate. It's one of those 'huge time investment' shows that is on my list but that I'll probably never find time for among the other 'huge time investment' shows I've got.

Make the time! :D

I set myself the task of watching all of Star Trek started with Next Generation and still haven't even finished that one show, man.

It's gonna be a while. :P

So many Star Trek episodes are totally skipable, though. :yawn:

Stargate is a much better time investment! :nod:

Nothing is skippable. I must experience the entirety of the thing or what's the point in setting out to watch the entire franchise?

There's so much filler that's just lame (as reflected in IMDB ratings for the episodes) and doesn't really develop characters or move plot along. For me the point would be watching for the larger plot arcs and good character moments.
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby Valso » 24 July 2020, 17:53

Brenden wrote:So many Star Trek episodes are totally skipable

Not in "The Next Generation". The older Treks about Kirk - the entire seasons are totally skipable but not TNG.
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby Severelius » 24 July 2020, 17:58

Brenden wrote:
Severelius wrote:
Brenden wrote:
Severelius wrote:
René wrote:
Severelius wrote:I really need to get round to watching Stargate. It's one of those 'huge time investment' shows that is on my list but that I'll probably never find time for among the other 'huge time investment' shows I've got.

Make the time! :D

I set myself the task of watching all of Star Trek started with Next Generation and still haven't even finished that one show, man.

It's gonna be a while. :P

So many Star Trek episodes are totally skipable, though. :yawn:

Stargate is a much better time investment! :nod:

Nothing is skippable. I must experience the entirety of the thing or what's the point in setting out to watch the entire franchise?

There's so much filler that's just lame (as reflected in IMDB ratings for the episodes) and doesn't really develop characters or move plot along. For me the point would be watching for the larger plot arcs and good character moments.

I am clearly the far more obsessive and ridiculous out of the two of us :rofl:

I just can't see the logic in thinking to myself "I really want to watch this show/franchise because it really seems like it would appeal to me" and then going out of my way to ignore large chunks of it because other people didn't think they were very good.

Plus Next Generation at least really isn't a serialised kind of show with a big ongoing plot, it's very isolated in terms of the plots of the episodes barring a few recurring characters and the occasional two-parters/cliffhangers.

I mean if I can watch all of Doctor Who clearly objective episode quality isn't a massive hang-up for me. :P
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby Brenden » 24 July 2020, 18:49

Valso wrote:
Brenden wrote:So many Star Trek episodes are totally skipable

Not in "The Next Generation". The older Treks about Kirk - the entire seasons are totally skipable but not TNG.

Yes TNG. Very much yes. There are guides out there that literally tell you which episodes are most skipable.

René and I tried watching every episode but I just couldn’t. Some of the episodes are so ridiculously lame and bad.
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby Severelius » 24 July 2020, 18:50

Brenden wrote:
Valso wrote:
Brenden wrote:So many Star Trek episodes are totally skipable

Not in "The Next Generation". The older Treks about Kirk - the entire seasons are totally skipable but not TNG.

Yes TNG. Very much yes. There are guides out there that literally tell you which episodes are most skipable.

René and I tried watching every episode but I just couldn’t. Some of the episodes are so ridiculously lame and bad.

I can only think of two TNG episodes that I legitimately wish I hadn't wasted time on, and I'm on the final season.
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby Magic J » 1 August 2020, 16:22

I'm watching the Snowpiercer series. I'm enjoying it, but it seems a bit on the nose in places. The original film trusted the audience to understand the pretty obvious metaphorical significance of the work, but the series has characters basically looking directly into the camera and explaining "it's class war, yo". :lol: I also liked the surreal elements to the film (e.g: serving sushi to the bloodied revolutionaries, the bright classroom aesthetic juxtaposed with extreme violence, etc.), which the series avoids in favour of realism. It's still good, though.

I'm wondering how they're going to wrap up the first series. The film was really pessimistic, if I'm remembering correctly: Their is no hope of changing the system, anybody who tries will become corrupted, and its complete destruction is required even unto the extinction of humanity.
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby René » 1 August 2020, 17:51

Just started watching The Umbrella Academy. I went into it thinking it was at least partially aimed at kids. Episode 2 kind of disabused me of that notion (which is a funny turn of phrase if you consider the content of the episode). :P
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby Severelius » 1 August 2020, 17:58

René wrote:Just started watching The Umbrella Academy. I went into it thinking it was at least partially aimed at kids. Episode 2 kind of disabused me of that notion (which is a funny turn of phrase if you consider the content of the episode). :P

I've been binge-watching the 2nd season of it all day.

It's just gloriously insane and I love every second of it.
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby Valso » 3 August 2020, 20:36

LAPD SWAT. I think it would be a nice show to watch when I go back home, even if it's only because of the sexy chick in a police uniform. :D

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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby Brenden » Yesterday, 12:23

Started re-watching Avatar: The Last Airbender and Black Books with the boyfriend. :keke:

Waiting on René to catch up watching Umbrella Academy so we can all watch the second season together.
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby PopTart » Yesterday, 18:07

Severelius wrote:
Brenden wrote:
Valso wrote:
Brenden wrote:So many Star Trek episodes are totally skipable

Not in "The Next Generation". The older Treks about Kirk - the entire seasons are totally skipable but not TNG.

Yes TNG. Very much yes. There are guides out there that literally tell you which episodes are most skipable.

René and I tried watching every episode but I just couldn’t. Some of the episodes are so ridiculously lame and bad.

I can only think of two TNG episodes that I legitimately wish I hadn't wasted time on, and I'm on the final season.

I don't know, there was a time, many long years ago, that I was quite the nerd for Star Trek and TNG was my first series of Trek, yet there are ALOT of episodes I didn't like.

Including any with Riker being a lothario as the main storyline or the episodes in which, the crew disappear into some historic re-enactment on the holodeck :squint: I came here for sci-fi... not to watch sci-fi pretending to be medieval fantasy. TNG was good for it's time but the self containted episodic format seems so... stale compared to modern fare. Now DS9 was perhaps the best Star Trek out there :nod:

René wrote:Just started watching The Umbrella Academy. I went into it thinking it was at least partially aimed at kids. Episode 2 kind of disabused me of that notion (which is a funny turn of phrase if you consider the content of the episode). :P

Umbrella Academy is amazing! I don't want to spoil anything or dampen anyones excitement, but I felt the 2nd season didn't quite live upto the first. Still good, but it was a tad inconsistent in places. :shrug: characters didn't really develop much either but instead, just get into shenanigans for shits and giggles. I still love Klaus mind :drool:

Brenden wrote:Started re-watching Avatar: The Last Airbender and Black Books with the boyfriend. :keke:

Waiting on René to catch up watching Umbrella Academy so we can all watch the second season together.

Black Books! I love that, Dylan Moran is hilarious and paired with Bill Bailey, just brilliant. A close friend and I, often joke that if we had a business together, despite the best of intentions, it would wind up playing out somewhat like black books :lol:

I finally got around to finishing The Originals, a spin off from Vampire Diaries. I actually loved the ending (I wont spoil) but it was actually one of the most perfect endings of any series I've seen in a long time.

Finished Santa Clarita Diet too and I wish I'd watched that sooner. Fucking hilarious!

Tried re-watching Hannibal, but everytime I reach the end of season 2, I just lose interest. :shrug:

Upload, on Prime was also alot better than I expected.
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby René » Yesterday, 18:19

PopTart wrote:
René wrote:Just started watching The Umbrella Academy. I went into it thinking it was at least partially aimed at kids. Episode 2 kind of disabused me of that notion (which is a funny turn of phrase if you consider the content of the episode). :P

Umbrella Academy is amazing! I don't want to spoil anything or dampen anyones excitement, but I felt the 2nd season didn't quite live upto the first. Still good, but it was a tad inconsistent in places. :shrug: characters didn't really develop much either but instead, just get into shenanigans for shits and giggles. I still love Klaus mind :drool:

Oh well, maybe the company will make up for it :awesome:

PopTart wrote:
Brenden wrote:Started re-watching Avatar: The Last Airbender and Black Books with the boyfriend. :keke:

Waiting on René to catch up watching Umbrella Academy so we can all watch the second season together.

Black Books! I love that, Dylan Moran is hilarious and paired with Bill Bailey, just brilliant. A close friend and I, often joke that if we had a business together, despite the best of intentions, it would wind up playing out somewhat like black books :lol:

Hehe :P
Definitely a candidate for funniest show I've ever seen.

PopTart wrote:Finished Santa Clarita Diet too and I wish I'd watched that sooner. Fucking hilarious!

Loved that one too!
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby Brenden » Yesterday, 18:43

PopTart wrote:Finished Santa Clarita Diet too and I wish I'd watched that sooner. Fucking hilarious!

I'm still pissed they cancelled it!

Ugh. I wish Netflix would let shows finish. Even just one extra longer episode to wrap things up.
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby Magic J » Yesterday, 19:07

Brenden wrote:Ugh. I wish Netflix would let shows finish. Even just one extra longer episode to wrap things up.

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency deserved better. :cry:
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby PopTart » Yesterday, 22:51

Brenden wrote:
PopTart wrote:Finished Santa Clarita Diet too and I wish I'd watched that sooner. Fucking hilarious!

I'm still pissed they cancelled it!

Ugh. I wish Netflix would let shows finish. Even just one extra longer episode to wrap things up.

don't quote me on this, but apparantly there is some serious upswing in the expense for taking a series beyond the third season on netflix. I can't remember the specifics, I think it was highlighted in an article or on a YouTube video, but it listed a good number of great series, that Netflix drops around the 3rd season and the evidence was quite compelling, as to why netflix lacked the incentive to do so.

If I can find it, I'll be sure to post a link.
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Re: TV Show of the Moment

Unread postby René » Yesterday, 23:25

PopTart wrote:
Brenden wrote:
PopTart wrote:Finished Santa Clarita Diet too and I wish I'd watched that sooner. Fucking hilarious!

I'm still pissed they cancelled it!

Ugh. I wish Netflix would let shows finish. Even just one extra longer episode to wrap things up.

don't quote me on this, but apparantly there is some serious upswing in the expense for taking a series beyond the third season on netflix. I can't remember the specifics, I think it was highlighted in an article or on a YouTube video, but it listed a good number of great series, that Netflix drops around the 3rd season and the evidence was quite compelling, as to why netflix lacked the incentive to do so.

If I can find it, I'll be sure to post a link.

https://www.nme.com/features/cancel-cul ... 711544?amp

Was easy to look up because I showed my other thirds after I read it, haha. Very displeasing though.
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