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26-07-2016, 22:03   #41
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Just done the last series of Banshee after re-watching the rest. Absolutely brilliant from start to finish. You can argue it's a bit full on not much light and shade but the (pretty much unheard of) ensemble cast give it pretty oomph, and given some of the content deserve more praise than they got. Very violent with lots sex so not one for the easily offended but I loved it.

Good soundtrack too.
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28-07-2016, 13:35   #42
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Further to my post up there ^^^, I watched the rest of Stranger Things over the course of the weekend. I'm happy to report that it's one of the best things I've seen on Netflix - if not on TV - in a very long time. Atmospheric, amusing, gorgeously nostalgic, and with just the right amount of jump out of your skin scariness. It's exactly what the X-Files revival should have been.

I have a few niggles, especially concerning the treatment of one character in particular, but overall it's a resounding five star rating.
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10-08-2016, 22:31   #43
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Blasted through Preacher on Amazon prime. It's very very good, funny in places, downright weird in others. Set in Texas, nearly all the actors are English, and a nice nod to fawlty towers of all things.
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If I follow a recommendation from TFH or Hec I'm guaranteed to like it but Stranger Things was even better than anticipated, thanks guys

It's like Stephen King and Dean Koontz had a couple of beers, got together and brought their A material.

Loved it.
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If I follow a recommendation from TFH or Hec I'm guaranteed to like it but Stranger Things was even better than anticipated, thanks guys

It's like Stephen King and Dean Koontz had a couple of beers, got together and brought their A material.

Loved it.
Excellent! Glad you liked it.

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I decided to start catching up on ten years' worth of Doctor Who, starting with the Christopher Eccleston episodes. I've watched until the regeneration to David Tennant. My response: .

It gets better, right? When does it get better?
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14-08-2016, 14:15   #46
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Excellent! Glad you liked it.

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I decided to start catching up on ten years' worth of Doctor Who, starting with the Christopher Eccleston episodes. I've watched until the regeneration to David Tennant. My response: .

It gets better, right? When does it get better?
David Tennant is generally considered to be one of the best Doctors and there are some quality episodes but if you didn't like the tone of the 'new' Doctor Who then I'm not sure you'll be that interested. The Tennant seasons are generally more fun than Eccleston's though... other opinions are available of course
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David Tennant is generally considered to be one of the best Doctors and there are some quality episodes but if you didn't like the tone of the 'new' Doctor Who then I'm not sure you'll be that interested. The Tennant seasons are generally more fun than Eccleston's though... other opinions are available of course
I think Eccleston is a great actor, but something was a bit off about his Doctor; in fact, the entire series felt a bit am dram, but I put that down to the fact that the first of the 'new' series is getting on a bit.

Actually, now I think about it, I reckon it was more Dramarama than am dram, so the problem's likely mine: I forgot that Doctor Who was always a kids' programme - prime Saturday teatime fare. And that's great, but I was expecting more depth and fewer fart jokes, especially when I've heard that episodes like the weeping angels one are supposed to be genuinely scary.
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Further to my post up there ^^^, I watched the rest of Stranger Things over the course of the weekend. I'm happy to report that it's one of the best things I've seen on Netflix - if not on TV - in a very long time. Atmospheric, amusing, gorgeously nostalgic, and with just the right amount of jump out of your skin scariness. It's exactly what the X-Files revival should have been.
I've been watching it too, although for me its a little too much Goonies / Poltergeist, with a bit of John Carpenter and Tangerine Dream thrown into the mix.
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Murder in Successville.

Its the 2nd series, Id never even heard of it before tonight. Theres a new murder investigation with a different celebrity guest star every episode. Its filmed in one day and the celeb has no script so has no idea whats going on. Its really funny.

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The night of

I was up till 3:45 this morning watching this, and Im just watching the last couple now.

Really gripping murder mystery with some great acting.
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I've just finished watching a fantastic series on Netflix so I felt I had to share it!
It's called Black Mirror & I think it was on normal tv a while ago but I've just noticed it on Netflix so thought I'd give it a go...

I notoriously watch series but don't see them through to the end, Narcos & Homeland, to name but a few, & both of which are excellent programmes but I've yet to watch the last couple of episodes! (I have the attention span of a doughnut).

Black Mirror is a series of 'stand alone' 60 minute thrillers which have you gripped from the start...& are perfect for me due to aforementioned attention span.

I'm currently out of the country so been watching it elsewhere, I know Netflix can differ from country to country but as it's a British programme, I'm hoping you can get it on uk Netflix (esp since I've been waxing lyrically about how great it is)!

I thought there was a thread on this a while ago but nothing came up on the search thread so I thought I'd start my own, but if anyone has seen anything else worthy of a Netflix binge...do share!
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05-10-2016, 15:31   #51
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Black Mirror is great - written by Charlie Brooker who is a journalist and presents "Screen Wipe" on BBC

Plenty of other good stuff too. Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul are superb.

The Bridge; The Killing - excellent scando crime dramas.

I also loved Bloodline - US family drama

A Very Secret Service - stylish french comedy set in 1960s - very funny

Jessica Jones - Marvel story with a difference

House of Cards US political drama (I lost interest after season 3 of this)

Did you realise that the red star ratings aren't based on reviews, but what they think you will like based on your previous views and ratings - so you should always give something 5 stars if you want to be recommended similar shows
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05-10-2016, 17:23   #52
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I got madly hooked on Narcos, great to watch I recommend it as a must whenever my friends ask me.

Stranger Things was very good and got quite the reception online I should see a second series in the pipeline

I watched The Get Down I really enjoyed that, but it's centered a lot around music and the like, which I enjoyed, specially after all the binge watchy series these days are crime or SciFi it seems.

I have been watching Hannibal lately, which I enjoy, but I don't find myself wanting to go back and watch more like I have with the previous 3.

Depending on your humor, and I guess it's not like a series or such. Trailer Park Boys is pretty funny if you give it a chance (The first series is a bit meh)

and for something totally silly and great to have on. I love 'Archer' but you do need a certain sense of humor to enjoy it.
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I have been watching Hannibal lately, which I enjoy, but I don't find myself wanting to go back and watch more like I have with the previous 3.
Which season did you watch, the first one? The first time around watching that season I found it a little hard to maintain interest as they went through the 'killer of the week' stuff but I found the second season to be much improved and it has a brilliant ending.
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Which season did you watch, the first one? The first time around watching that season I found it a little hard to maintain interest as they went through the 'killer of the week' stuff but I found the second season to be much improved and it has a brilliant ending.
And the third one was off its nut - but brilliantly done. If you're binge viewing bear in mind the third series is split into two very separate parts (should have been two separate series really).
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Currently enjoying Westworld and "The Good Place" with Ted Danson.
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Currently enjoying Westworld and "The Good Place" with Ted Danson.
Westworld started very well I thought but wasn't sure this is the thread for it. But why not
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06-10-2016, 16:48   #57
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I watched series 1 of GoT and partially watched series 2, then deleted the rest of them.

I did download and watch all Jordskott, Angelby and Deadwood.
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06-10-2016, 16:55   #58
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I'm redoing The Walking Dead at the mo. Just finished watching Containment on E4. I got to quite like it. Does anyone know if there will be a Season 2?
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I'm going to give Daredevil a try, did anybody watch that?
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09-10-2016, 14:50   #60
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I watched series 1 of GoT and partially watched series 2, then deleted the rest of them.

I did download and watch all Jordskott, Angelby and Deadwood.
Series 2 was hard work if I'm honest. Gets better though!!!
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