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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #50 on: August 02, 2016, 05:40:34 AM »
We just watched the last two episodes last night. Really loved the series. Almost from the start I was talking about the soundtrack. They're apparently planning to release a soundtrack.

Also, I now want to get a couple of friends together for an oldschool D&D campaign.  :-D


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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #51 on: August 05, 2016, 04:39:18 PM »
Just started it myself. I've been meaning to for awhile but never found the time. Watched the first one today while I was doing some paper work stuff and got hooked. Looks fantastic already.

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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #52 on: August 08, 2016, 04:21:21 AM »
My wife and I enjoyed picking out all of the 80s references. Someone has put together a video with side by side comparisons. We disagree on a few, and had a few others that aren't in the video, but most are what we picked up on too. Good to know we weren't just making it up for the sake of nostalgia.  :wink:

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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #53 on: August 08, 2016, 11:05:59 AM »
watched one epiusode of stranger things with the wife. Good enough to carry on, presumably it gets better!

I think my knowledge of 80s films is probably not quite good enough to fully enjoy it though
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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #54 on: August 08, 2016, 02:44:04 PM »
My wife and I enjoyed picking out all of the 80s references. Someone has put together a video with side by side comparisons. We disagree on a few, and had a few others that aren't in the video, but most are what we picked up on too. Good to know we weren't just making it up for the sake of nostalgia.  :wink:

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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #55 on: August 08, 2016, 04:27:34 PM »
(( Hey  Findlay ,

It does get better.   It keeps that slow burn feel to it... and Stranger Things reminded me a lot of Twilight Zone and Elfin Lied.

It's cool how at 8 episodes, it tells a chilling and creepy story.  And I like how the "villian" isn't standard. ))

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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #56 on: August 08, 2016, 08:03:50 PM »
Stranger Things reminded me a lot of Twilight Zone and Elfin Lied.

Great, now I'll be wondering all night what the common denominator is between those two. :-)

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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #57 on: August 21, 2016, 02:34:41 AM »
Stranger Things reminded me a lot of Twilight Zone and Elfin Lied.

Great, now I'll be wondering all night what the common denominator is between those two. :-)

Just watched the first 3 episodes of "Stranger Things."  Its really good.  Like if Spielberg and Stephen King had a baby in the 80s.  The intro music itself is awesome.

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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #58 on: August 21, 2016, 02:45:26 AM »
Yeah, thanks for the reference! I am enjoying it.

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« Reply #59 on: August 21, 2016, 10:07:19 PM »
Just watched the first 3 episodes of "Stranger Things."  Its really good. 

Thanks! I'll give it a try when I get the chance.

Stumbled across "The 100" recently. I don't get it. Does it have anything worthwhile that I should keep looking for? Except for lots of ruggedly handsome people killing each other, of course. That's obvious.

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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #60 on: August 21, 2016, 10:13:25 PM »
Several of my friends are fans of it. I've been told season 2 is better then season 1, but I never got into it myself.

I just finished Season 2 of Marco Polo on Netflix and stranger things. I'm about to start something called Johnathon Strange and Mr. Norrell, but I know nothing about other then "English wizards during Napoleonic war" fantasy show.

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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #61 on: August 22, 2016, 08:42:45 AM »
How good is Mr. Robot? I've heard mixed things about it and I want to try something new...
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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #62 on: August 22, 2016, 12:59:37 PM »
Poldark is due to restart soon and I suspect I will be made to sit through it - Ive had a blissfull few weeks without too much girly television!

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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #63 on: August 22, 2016, 04:17:08 PM »
Mr Robot was kinda good, but we stopped watching it after 4 episodes I think, so we mustn't have enjoyed it too much.

Stranger things was great.

the 100 looks absolutely shite.

Strange and Mr Norrel looks fun, I think Rufus liked it. Quite want to get the wife into it.

If the wife doesnt like it, typically I then just don't bother and don't watch it.
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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #64 on: August 22, 2016, 04:30:06 PM »
Stranger Things - Binged watched it in one night last week. I've never done that before. Itís a show about a bunch of nerdy 12-year-olds back in 1983 who play D&D and get picked-on in school. I was a nerdy 12-year-old back in 1983 who played D&D and got picked-on in school. I did not give them permission to make a TV show about my life story. Also, my biggest crush back in the 80s was Winona Ryder. Nice to see she still does it for me, even if she is portraying 44-year-old, burnt-out, single mom.

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Downton Abbey Ė Great period piece. This is one to watch with the wife. Itís a very manly shows, despite what Finlay says.

Marco Polo Ė Itís on Netflix, and, due to the comments from the brothers here, itís next on my list.
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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #65 on: August 22, 2016, 06:04:00 PM »
@Texas Yankee - Yes! DS9 for the win! I've watched most of the whole show nightly on challenge and then it just went back to the beginning and I'm watching it over again. It's a nightly ritual. The only downer was the finale which I thought was rubbish. Time and time again there are scenes showing what a good dad Sisko was, then he just goes to live with the prophets and abandons his son because ... reasons. Bleh!
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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #66 on: August 22, 2016, 11:39:41 PM »
Marco Polo Ė Itís on Netflix, and, due to the comments from the brothers here, itís next on my list.

Yep! 1st episode is a bit wooden, but after the second I was hooked. Kublai is awesome.
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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #67 on: August 23, 2016, 08:21:55 AM »
Guess The Stranger Things and Mr. Robot are next on my list then. ;)
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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #68 on: August 23, 2016, 08:52:14 PM »
The supporting cast - quark, garak, gul dukat - are fantastic.

Harris Yulin in "Duet". Cardassians really got the best actors.

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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #69 on: August 23, 2016, 09:19:25 PM »
New robot wars has been pretty enjoyable
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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #70 on: August 31, 2016, 11:20:35 PM »
Stranger things season 2 confirmed.
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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #71 on: September 02, 2016, 04:57:34 PM »
Stranger things season 2 confirmed.

word... looking forward to it https://youtu.be/aXWG_kKDZlY
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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #72 on: September 02, 2016, 05:00:08 PM »
Just finished," Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norris".. on Netflix great mini series
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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #73 on: September 02, 2016, 05:42:21 PM »
I recently finished watching Jessica Jones on netflix. I'm not normally that keen on superhero things, but this was really good (and quite light on superpowers).

David Tennant was astonishing as the villain.

The wife I really enjoyed this! On Daredevil season 2 now. Lookin forward to Luke Cage

Next up is Dark Matter. Saw episode 1 on release missed the rest.

Waiting for Expanse, Grimm, Gotham.

I'm also one of those who prefers B5 to DS9. Rewatching slowly

My uncle recommended Broadchurch so may try that
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Re: What are you watching- TV shows
« Reply #74 on: September 02, 2016, 09:56:10 PM »
Just finished," Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norris".. on Netflix great mini series
So good you git it's name wrong ;)
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