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Post by bengal22 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:44 pm

Loving Ozark on Netflix. Currently on season 2, 4th episode. What one does for their kids.
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Post by barreg » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:51 pm

Just finished Patriot (2 seasons) and Homecoming on Amazon Prime. Both were very interesting and different.

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Post by MP173 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:14 pm

Finished Season 2 of Ozarks....loved it.

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Post by BobDaBlob » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:44 pm

SO and I just started season 8 of Shameless...I will surely miss this when it's done. Definitely one of our all-time faves, right up there with Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Americans...all must-sees in my opinion!

Ozark and Mrs Maisel are queued up...as is final season of Gotham.

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Post by Dead Man Walking » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:09 am

Berlin Station on EPIX is an excellent series. It is as topical as an international intrigue show can be. The series also has strong female characters.

In the same genre, the miniseries The Little Drummer Girl on AMC was a great adaptation of John Le Carre's novel. Another strong heroine is the main character.

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Post by RustyShackleford » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:32 pm

Dead Man Walking wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:09 am
In the same genre, the miniseries The Little Drummer Girl on AMC was a great adaptation of John Le Carre's novel. Another strong heroine is the main character.
Yes, perhaps the best LeCarre adaptation that I've seen, with possible exception of Tinker Tailer movie with Gary Oldham.

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Post by RustyShackleford » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:32 pm

Has "Babylon, Berlin" been mentioned ? Fabulous.

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Post by dumbbunny » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:35 pm

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Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:33 pm
The Looming Tower on Hulu. Time well spent.
Oh, and Better Things on Hulu. A very pleasant surprise.
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Post by Jeff Albertson » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:38 am

The 20 Best TV Dramas Since ‘The Sopranos’
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/201 ... eries.html
Before “The Sopranos,” yes, TV dramas could take risks (“Twin Peaks”) and tell stories about difficult people (“NYPD Blue”). But after the ducks landed in Tony’s backyard pool in January 1999, an immense flock followed. TV series, we saw, could rely on audiences to pay close attention to a long-running story. They could have high visual and narrative ambitions. They could resist quick answers (or any answers, in the case of the Russian from “Pine Barrens”) and tidy moral conclusions.

If “The Sopranos,” which debuted 20 years ago this week, built the ground floor, this list looks at what TV erected on top of it. These are the 20 best drama series to emerge since “The Sopranos,” arranged in chronological order.

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Post by VictoriaF » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:40 am

Отель Элеон, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_jDvavJ030 . An intelligent and funny TV serial with romance, crime, and many comedies of errors taking place in a posh hotel in Moscow. A minor negative: a Boglehead would cringe from the heroes' attitudes to money.

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Post by bertilak » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:04 pm

Any comments about A series of Unfortunate Events?

I saw the first episode of season 1 the other night. Looked promising,

I do love the name Lemony Snicket.
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Post by michaeljc70 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:57 pm

Dead Man Walking wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:09 am
Berlin Station on EPIX is an excellent series. It is as topical as an international intrigue show can be. The series also has strong female characters.

In the same genre, the miniseries The Little Drummer Girl on AMC was a great adaptation of John Le Carre's novel. Another strong heroine is the main character.

DMW
I watched the first two seasons and enjoyed Berlin Station.

I really liked the first two seasons of Fauda. A lot of action.

I just watched season 1 of The Purge. I liked it. The last Purge movie was awful.

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Post by Rattlesnake » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:22 pm

1st season of Travelers on Netflix.... We like it....
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Post by LadyGeek » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:24 pm

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Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:10 am
I just started Narcos, on Netflix. So far, I like it.

As for The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu, I was disappointed with the ending. I cancelled my Hulu subscription.
Correction. After watching all 10 episodes, I just realized this was Narcos: Mexico, on Netflix. :oops:

I was wondering why everything was taking place in Mexico (vs. Colombia) - now I know why. I'll be watching Season 2 as soon as it shows up. I hope the new season is as good as the first. Lots of action, drama, and insight into Spanish as spoken in the local dialect (not family friendly).

Now, back to Season 1 of Narcos.
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Post by LilyFleur » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:22 pm

So many great shows on the Acorn app (British TV). There are also Australian shows, Welsh shows and even a Dutch show on Acorn. I use subtitles so I can understand their accents. Only $5 a month!

No Offence, Heart Guy, Wire in the Bloos, A Place to Call Home, Keeping Faith, The Moodys, Lord and Master, etc., etc.

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Post by bertilak » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:38 pm

LilyFleur wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:22 pm
So many great shows on the Acorn app (British TV). There are also Australian shows, Welsh shows and even a Dutch show on Acorn. I use subtitles so I can understand their accents. Only $5 a month!

No Offence, Heart Guy, Wire in the Bloos, A Place to Call Home, Keeping Faith, The Moodys, Lord and Master, etc., etc.
I just started watching Heart Guy. Decent show. Entertaining.

Heart Guy is not listed in IMDB. Turns out the show is listed as "Doctor, Doctor."
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Post by LilyFleur » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:17 pm

bertilak wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:38 pm
LilyFleur wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:22 pm
So many great shows on the Acorn app (British TV). There are also Australian shows, Welsh shows and even a Dutch show on Acorn. I use subtitles so I can understand their accents. Only $5 a month!

No Offence, Heart Guy, Wire in the Bloos, A Place to Call Home, Keeping Faith, The Moodys, Lord and Master, etc., etc.
I just started watching Heart Guy. Decent show. Entertaining.

Heart Guy is not listed in IMDB. Turns out the show is listed as "Doctor, Doctor."
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Post by LookinAround » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:29 am

RustyShackleford wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:32 pm
Dead Man Walking wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:09 am
In the same genre, the miniseries The Little Drummer Girl on AMC was a great adaptation of John Le Carre's novel. Another strong heroine is the main character.
Yes, perhaps the best LeCarre adaptation that I've seen, with possible exception of Tinker Tailer movie with Gary Oldham.
I'd also include LeCarre's "The Night Manager". I thought it was excellent. And beautifully shot at locations around the world. It too was riginally on AMC. Now availabl on Amazon streaming

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Post by lostdog » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:48 pm

Just got done with Travelers season 3. Pretty good.

Just started watching The Last Kingdom. Good so far.

Both on Netflix
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Post by stoptothink » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:56 pm

bertilak wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:04 pm
Any comments about A series of Unfortunate Events?

I saw the first episode of season 1 the other night. Looked promising,

I do love the name Lemony Snicket.
My wife was very sick last week and binge-watched the entire thing (3 seasons I think) in like 5 days. Definitely not my cup of tea, I was bored within 2min each time I tried to watch it with her, but she liked it.

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Post by bertilak » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:07 pm

stoptothink wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:56 pm
bertilak wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:04 pm
Any comments about A series of Unfortunate Events?

I saw the first episode of season 1 the other night. Looked promising,

I do love the name Lemony Snicket.
My wife was very sick last week and binge-watched the entire thing (3 seasons I think) in like 5 days. Definitely not my cup of tea, I was bored within 2min each time I tried to watch it with her, but she liked it.
Thanks. I may give it one more episode, but I am afraid it will wear on me fast. My wife hasn't suggested we go back to it yet. We are re-watching one episode of Midsomer Murders every night and we would need to skip one night of that to get back to Unfortunate Events. That she would rather watch reruns does not speak well for Unfortunate Events.
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Post by Bacchus01 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:11 pm

lostdog wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:48 pm
Just got done with Travelers season 3. Pretty good.

Just started watching The Last Kingdom. Good so far.

Both on Netflix
Not sure what to think of the end of Travelers season 3.

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Post by Bacchus01 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:13 pm

Half way through Pine Gap on Netflix. Better than I expected it to be.

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Post by lostdog » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:10 am

Bacchus01 wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:11 pm
lostdog wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:48 pm
Just got done with Travelers season 3. Pretty good.

Just started watching The Last Kingdom. Good so far.

Both on Netflix
Not sure what to think of the end of Travelers season 3.
I had the same feeling.
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Post by rterickson » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:53 pm

LilyFleur wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:22 pm
So many great shows on the Acorn app (British TV). There are also Australian shows, Welsh shows and even a Dutch show on Acorn. I use subtitles so I can understand their accents. Only $5 a month!

No Offence, Heart Guy, Wire in the Bloos, A Place to Call Home, Keeping Faith, The Moodys, Lord and Master, etc., etc.
Also enjoyed Vera, Good Karma Hospital, and currently watching 800 Words.

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Post by MJW » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:38 pm

I tried watching The Expanse on Prime after seeing it recommended. I bailed within the first 15 min. It surprised me because: 1) I rarely bail on a show that quickly and, 2) based on what I had read about the show I expected to like it. I don't know...the vibe just didn't grab me.

Into Season 3 of Bosch now.

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Post by aspirit » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:57 pm

NEW (afaik)PBS- Frontline : South Florida affordable housing providers scam. Dax, Carlyle development. Biggest criminal sentence was one middle aged person w/5 yrs for stealing 34M.
Then individuals have the state pay for higher education while in prison if younger,.....no debt....
:? hmmmm...
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Post by Koogie » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:57 pm

MJW wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:38 pm
I tried watching The Expanse on Prime after seeing it recommended. I bailed within the first 15 min. It surprised me because: 1) I rarely bail on a show that quickly and, 2) based on what I had read about the show I expected to like it. I don't know...the vibe just didn't grab me.
I understand, the same thing happened to me with Game of Thrones. Did not like the first episode so gave up on it. Happened to randomly watch an episode a couple of years later and got hooked.

Might I suggest you give The Expanse another try? The setting/vibe/characters change considerably after the first episode (or two). It really is the best sci fi show available at the moment.

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Post by Small Law Survivor » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:10 pm

Just watched first episode of True Detective (season 3) - very suspenseful, highly recommend. (Netflix)

Recommend the Bosch series on Amazon Prime streaming service.
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