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TV Tuesdays Free Talk

Tilderinos, have you watched any TV shows recently you want to discuss? Any shows you want to recommend or are hyped about? Feel free to discuss anything here.

Please just try to provide fair warning of spoilers as you can.


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May 14, 2019 | May 7, 2019

24 comments

  1. [12]
    the_walrus Link
    I've been itching to watch a show like Lost again. The sci-fi, mystery, and adventure in that show is something that I've been unable to match with anything I've watched since. Recently I've seen...

    I've been itching to watch a show like Lost again. The sci-fi, mystery, and adventure in that show is something that I've been unable to match with anything I've watched since. Recently I've seen Russian Doll and loved it. Anyone else like this genre of television? What have you watched and enjoyed?

    5 votes
    1. [2]
      dubteedub Link Parent
      Have you seen Maniac? It is on Netflix and stars Jonah Hill and Emma Stone in a retro-future sci-fi dystopia that leads them through a mindfuck of an adventure. It is created by Cary Joji Fukunaga...

      Have you seen Maniac?

      It is on Netflix and stars Jonah Hill and Emma Stone in a retro-future sci-fi dystopia that leads them through a mindfuck of an adventure.

      It is created by Cary Joji Fukunaga who directed the first season of True Detective.

      If you are looking for some wierd sci-fi television, I can't recommend Maniac more.

      4 votes
      1. the_walrus Link Parent
        I have not! Thanks for this recommendation, I'll check it out.

        I have not! Thanks for this recommendation, I'll check it out.

        1 vote
    2. [8]
      Parliament Link Parent
      I would put Westworld in this category, but season 2 was definitely a disappointment. Another that isn’t exactly in that category but that I’ve enjoyed recently is the Handmaid’s Tale. Both that...

      I would put Westworld in this category, but season 2 was definitely a disappointment. Another that isn’t exactly in that category but that I’ve enjoyed recently is the Handmaid’s Tale. Both that and Westworld get more towards a Black Mirror type of story.

      3 votes
      1. [6]
        cwagner Link Parent
        Counterpoint: While things changed a lot for S2 (and the ending made it seem that S3 will change even more), I thought it was amazing. Westworld, for me, is the best show currently running.

        Counterpoint: While things changed a lot for S2 (and the ending made it seem that S3 will change even more), I thought it was amazing. Westworld, for me, is the best show currently running.

        2 votes
        1. Loire Link Parent
          Far and away the best big budget show at least. Also Westworld has to change. How long could they keep up the conceit of android theme park? The show has bigger philosophical questions to tackle...

          Far and away the best big budget show at least.

          Also Westworld has to change. How long could they keep up the conceit of android theme park? The show has bigger philosophical questions to tackle and the park only had so much room to grow.

          3 votes
        2. [4]
          ras Link Parent
          Man, everyone keeps telling me to watch it. But, like I said below, I've watched the first episode around six times over the last couple of years and just cannot make myself watch the second...

          Man, everyone keeps telling me to watch it. But, like I said below, I've watched the first episode around six times over the last couple of years and just cannot make myself watch the second episode. I didn't care for any of the characters enough to continue.

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            cwagner Link Parent
            I'd say in that case you should stop trying ;) The characters hooked me within minutes of starting the show.

            I'd say in that case you should stop trying ;) The characters hooked me within minutes of starting the show.

            2 votes
            1. [2]
              ras Link Parent
              I'm nothing if not stubborn. When so many people tell me how great a show is, I want to be on board. Maybe one more try...

              I'm nothing if not stubborn. When so many people tell me how great a show is, I want to be on board. Maybe one more try...

              1. cwagner Link Parent
                haha, if you do, you should at least watch the 2nd episode afterwards, no matter if you enjoyed E1, otherwise you are getting close to insanity :P

                haha, if you do, you should at least watch the 2nd episode afterwards, no matter if you enjoyed E1, otherwise you are getting close to insanity :P

                1 vote
      2. ghostsplosion Link Parent
        Yeah, I really didn't think much of Season 2. At all. Such a let down.

        Yeah, I really didn't think much of Season 2. At all. Such a let down.

        1 vote
    3. Iliketoast Link Parent
      Not sure if it's cancelled or renewed but NBC's Manifest reminded me of Lost a lot.

      Not sure if it's cancelled or renewed but NBC's Manifest reminded me of Lost a lot.

      1 vote
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    dubteedub Link
    I mentioned I had started Barry last week and just wrapped up Season 1 last night. I thought it was a really solid show. There were some great points of humor (I really can't get over how amazing...

    I mentioned I had started Barry last week and just wrapped up Season 1 last night. I thought it was a really solid show. There were some great points of humor (I really can't get over how amazing NoHo Hank is), but Barry's story is exceptionally tragic at times as well, and that pacing back and forth is incredibly well done.

    The ending of season 1 was really satisfying to me and I am looking forward to digging into season 2 next.

    3 votes
    1. Douglas Link Parent
      Oh man are you in for a ride. Season 2 gets dark af, but still somehow really, really funny. That show has put a lot of previously-unknown faces on my radar like Sarah Goldberg and Anthony Carrigan.

      Oh man are you in for a ride. Season 2 gets dark af, but still somehow really, really funny. That show has put a lot of previously-unknown faces on my radar like Sarah Goldberg and Anthony Carrigan.

      2 votes
  3. Kom Link
    Last week I finished binge watching The Tick, this week they have cancelled it. I did notice season 2 of White Gold just got released so I'll dive into that this week.

    Last week I finished binge watching The Tick, this week they have cancelled it.

    I did notice season 2 of White Gold just got released so I'll dive into that this week.

    3 votes
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    moriarty Link
    The Americans was just phenomenal - the first few seasons are a little too actiony for my liking, but it matures to be a psychological thriller/drama in equal measures. The characters are so...

    The Americans was just phenomenal - the first few seasons are a little too actiony for my liking, but it matures to be a psychological thriller/drama in equal measures. The characters are so carefully written and human and the finale is really one of the best I've seen on TV. Ever.

    I've also liked Halt and Catch Fire, primarily because I've lived through those days of 8086s, DOS and IBM-compatibles so it's really nostalgic for me.

    I don't often watch comedies, I find most pretty drab, but The Amazing Mrs. Maisel is really hilariously/neurotically done. Perhaps because it's a little close to home.

    3 votes
    1. AnthonyB Link Parent
      My dad loves U2 so I grew up listening to With or Without You. There are so many memories I have with that song in the background, but now I think of The Americans whenever I hear it.

      My dad loves U2 so I grew up listening to With or Without You. There are so many memories I have with that song in the background, but now I think of The Americans whenever I hear it.

      1 vote
  5. cwagner Link
    My wife and I started watching Chernobyl. It’s really well made and, for the things I checked, surprisingly accurate. Tomorrow the final, shortened, season of Elementary starts. We love the show...

    My wife and I started watching Chernobyl. It’s really well made and, for the things I checked, surprisingly accurate.

    Tomorrow the final, shortened, season of Elementary starts. We love the show but are a bit worried how it will be with them being Hover for Spoiler.

    And in less than a month, the next season of Dark starts. The first show in I don’t know how many years that I watched in German. Like with Elementary, there is some worry (more for my wife, less for me) how the new Season will be considering the first season ended in Hover for Spoiler. But I remain cautiously optimistic ;)

    PS: Sorry for those on mobile, vote for issue #57 for proper spoiler tags on tildes ;)

    Edit: And yay, slogfest GoT is finally over with probably the worst-written episode yet as a finale. A fitting end to its descend.

    2 votes
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    ras Link
    I've been watching Chernobyl. It's riveting. The end of episode two was terrifying, as was seeing the effects of ionizing radiation in episode three. Other than that I don't have much TV on my...

    I've been watching Chernobyl. It's riveting. The end of episode two was terrifying, as was seeing the effects of ionizing radiation in episode three. Other than that I don't have much TV on my plate. I'm hoping that Watchmen is good. I guess Westworld is coming back on, but I can't get into it. I've watched the first episode around six times now and I just can't get pulled into it. Oh, I did recently watch I Think You Should Leave on Netflix. Wow, what a weird sketch comedy show. I wouldn't call it hilarious, but there were some really funny moments.

    1 vote
    1. dubteedub Link Parent
      I am very hopeful for Watchmen. The trailer sets such a great mood and tone that has me hooked. The graphic novel is second to none as far as I am concerned and I am excited to see where they take...

      I am very hopeful for Watchmen. The trailer sets such a great mood and tone that has me hooked. The graphic novel is second to none as far as I am concerned and I am excited to see where they take the franchise given the showrunners seem to have so much respect for the source material.

      1 vote
  7. DanBC Link
    This week I've been watching Taskmaster which is just about my favourite thing ever. I'm continuing to watch Ghost on BBC which is good but the small budget shows a bit. The Good Fight does a good...

    This week I've been watching Taskmaster which is just about my favourite thing ever.

    I'm continuing to watch Ghost on BBC which is good but the small budget shows a bit.

    The Good Fight does a good job of making people think about how far is too far, from the punching a nazi scene to discussions of rigging elections.

    I enjoy For the People, and I'm trying to find something to fill that gap.

    I've just started Chicgo Justice, and I'm not sure I enjoy it.

    1 vote
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    zap Link
    I just finished watching Battlestar Galactica (the reboot) for the first time and it was amazing. Seriously one of the best TV series I've ever seen. It kinda went off the rails a little bit at...

    I just finished watching Battlestar Galactica (the reboot) for the first time and it was amazing. Seriously one of the best TV series I've ever seen. It kinda went off the rails a little bit at the end there, and the first two seasons are definitely the best, but even at its weakest points, it's still pretty solid. And the CGI holds up very well, especially in the space scenes.

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      Adys Link Parent
      BSG really is a treasure. The early episodes are so insanely stressful and thrilling. Then it turns a bit into Battlestar Politica but I quite enjoyed that as well. Agreed that after the episode...

      BSG really is a treasure. The early episodes are so insanely stressful and thrilling. Then it turns a bit into Battlestar Politica but I quite enjoyed that as well. Agreed that after the episode "Earth", it gets .. weird. I initially stopped watching there and then, but I eventually picked it back up and finished it and I'm glad I did.

      1 vote
      1. zap Link Parent
        I stopped watching for a week during the Cain arc in season 2 because I needed a break from how stressful the show was at that point! That was a fantastic little story, though. I don't mind the...

        I stopped watching for a week during the Cain arc in season 2 because I needed a break from how stressful the show was at that point! That was a fantastic little story, though. I don't mind the weird stuff, as I'm a sucker for sci-fi spirituality (I love the Bajoran religious episodes of DS9, for instance), but I know some folks are put off by it. The last moments of the finale were pretty strange, though.