The Official, Long Awaited, TV Shows Thread

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  1. Bludd

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    Funny, It Worked Last Time...
    ive stopped watching trailers for stuff i deffo going to see
     
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    Well, I did not know this...

     
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    WESTWORLD SEASON 3 Trailer Breakdown, Hidden Clues & More Explained!

    Warning Potential Spoilers

     
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    I'm enjoying this Black Summer series more than I thought I would, mostly from its focus on events and lack of character drama. I think I'm midway through episode 5 and will likely finish the entire 8 episode season tonight.
     
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    Theres a new season of Altered Carbon anyone seen it, the first series was pretty self contained
     
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    Netflix's series I Am Not Okay With This. It's fairly short (~ 140 minutes) and is broken down into 7 episodes of ~20 minutes after the 2.5 minutes of Ending Credits is stripped from the time. It's based on a comic of the same name. I had no knowledge of it, but found it enjoyable. It's on my watch list for if/when Season 2 or Part 2 drops.

    It was a bit difficult to figure out exactly what time period it's set in, so I looked it up and it's set in modern day, despite the music queues from the 80s and a display of vintage items like VHS and Tape decks. It just doesn't show or focus on cell-phones and tablets except for a random mention here or there.
     
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    To fill my time until WW3 on 3.15.2020 I am now watching complete series of shows that I entirely missed when they were originally shown. At the time they were on I was completely busy with work and didn't have a DVR at the time or just didn't know about them.

    First up: Veronica Mars

    I binged watched S1 - S3 over 5 days - all 64 episodes, 40-45 minutes each. Originally aired from September 2004 to May 2006 on UPN. Now that I have done that the wife is watching it for the first time with me 2 episodes a night for the next 32 days.

    https://thetvdb.com/series/veronica-mars

    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/veronica_mars

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veronica_Mars

    Loved the show and was disappointed that it only lasted 3 seasons. S3's last episode ended with a cliff hanger so it looked like it should have continued so I guess the UPN network decided not to pick it up.

    In fact, I now see that was a S4 pilot for the CW but the network didn't pick it up.
    A pilot for season 4 that never got picked up. In this pilot Veronica has joined the FBI after college and is now working as an agent.

    https://thetvdb.com/series/veronica-mars/episodes/1086491

    If anyone knows where I can obtain this S4 pilot I would be very grateful

    There also was a movie released in 2014 and a S4 reboot in 2019 that had the same main characters but since it was set 9-14 years later it didn't have the same feel and I was disappointed because of that. I know that they had to account for the years the actors aged and had to set it then because of that but the original 3 seasons where she was in high school and college were the most fun.

    2014 Movie
    https://thetvdb.com/movies/veronica-mars

    2019 S4 - 8 episodes
    https://thetvdb.com/series/veronica-mars/seasons/official/4
     
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    Altered Carbon turned out very good I think, really enjoyed it though the different characters didn’t quite manage the same intensity ...

    I was pretty ok with I’m not ok with this as well, though a bit dark. The norwegian show Ragnarok was pretty decent too.

    Castlevania continuous to be a pleasant surprise with the latest season.
     
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    Gonna binge watch Altered Carbon over the weekend. I really enjoyed the first season for the most part.
     
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    Altered Carbon season 2 was around the same feeling for me as season 1. It's ok but the writing and characters are lacklustre. An enjoyable ride but little substance.
     
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    For me the characters are even more lackluster than season 1.

    The "gap" on the main character is gone. Totally gone.

    I mean in the s1 he is the mind of person that can wear a serious clothing while lugging a pink backpack.

    In the s2 he's your typical overly serious soldier hero guy.

    Although thinking back, this could be the result of the events in the ending of s1... So his personality changes...

    Btw the Harman world portrayed also too pedestrian. On s1 the world feels more futuristic mysterious
     
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    I thought the ending kind of saved the latest season of Altered Carbon, I'm still thinking about all the ramifications/implications/complications/strange new realities. If I'm doing that it had to have impacted me, and I loved the character progression of Poe. <3

    Trying to decide if Doctor Who jumped the shark or just became brilliant, I'm still sort of torn tbh.
     
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    Doctor Who continues down the sad decay spiral. They need to just stop, let it go a decade or two.
     
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    I was an avid viewer and fan during the Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat time as writers and showrunners. I used to look forward to the next episode now I don't even care.

    Chris Chibnall is the absolute worst writer and showrunner. I feel no connections to any companions and the Doctor is not the Doctor at all.

    This thread speaks to me as to why it now really sucks:

    Why are so many people disappointed with Doctor Who Series 11?
    https://www.quora.com/Why-are-so-many-people-disappointed-with-Doctor-Who-Series-11

    Thomas Pool states it best:


     
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    yeah, i even almost shed tears with some of his scenes.

    yep, Docrot Who this season is werd. The 5 sidekicks also inconsistent. Sometimes they are awesome, sometimes some of them simply forgotten by the episode, sometimes they are annoying, sometimes they are worse than side characters.
     
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    BTW - Why haven't we talked about Avenue 5 on HBO? The season finale is tonight and last week's episode almost had me wet my pants I was laughing so hard!

    Aside from everything else, it's humor can get so dark so fast as well as all the hilarious throw away lines. ("Like that guy who shat himself at the Superbowl, who was that?", "Daniel Radcliffe?", "Yup, that's the one")
     
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    You can tell Armando Ianucci is heavily involved in the production of Avenue 5. Very dark and satirical, even if the SF geek in me rolls his eyes at some of the illogical plot points.
     
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    well he did create it, direct the first episode and has story credits for all episodes so i would say he is the primus motor
     
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    LTTP, watching Amazon series Hunters. Great so far. High quality production value. In the middle of it, episode 5. Unfortunately the end twist was already spoiled for me, but it's still a good journey worth taking.

    I can see how some might find the topic offensive, so no judgment if its not for you.
     
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    Doctor Who?

    Doctor Who No More.

    That says it all for me.

    http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/2nd-opinion-part-1-the-timeless-children-doctor-who-no-more-93329.htm

    I have now deleted all of Season 11 and 12 episodes and will be keeping Season's 01-10 to remember when Doctor Who was enjoyable to watch.
     
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