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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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  1. krg Link
    A couple of episodes into season 5 of The Wire. Good show. Tendrils of corruption touch everything and everyone, often in the guise of good intentions.

    A couple of episodes into season 5 of The Wire. Good show. Tendrils of corruption touch everything and everyone, often in the guise of good intentions.

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    ssgjrie Link
    Chernobyl: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7366338/ Very good acting. Rating of 9.7 on IMDB right now.

    Chernobyl: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7366338/

    Very good acting. Rating of 9.7 on IMDB right now.

    3 votes
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      dubteedub Link Parent
      It seems like that show is prettty intense from what I have heard. How graphic is it? Or is it mostly psychological?

      It seems like that show is prettty intense from what I have heard. How graphic is it? Or is it mostly psychological?

      1. Loire Link Parent
        It can be ... Fairly graphic. If sloughing skin and vomiting isnt your thing then you might want to skip it.

        It can be ... Fairly graphic. If sloughing skin and vomiting isnt your thing then you might want to skip it.

        2 votes
  3. dubteedub Link
    Did anyone watch the Game of Thrones Season 8 HBO documentary that aired this weekend, "The Last Watch"? I started it, but had to take a break half-way through it last night. What I had seen so...

    Did anyone watch the Game of Thrones Season 8 HBO documentary that aired this weekend, "The Last Watch"? I started it, but had to take a break half-way through it last night. What I had seen so far was really neat to me getting the behind the scenes looks at the set construction / design, costuming, table reads, etc.

    2 votes
  4. DanBC Link
    I've been watching a tv cooking show on UK Channel 4 Bake Off: The Professionals. It does all the things I don't like about cooking competitions - puts people under huge amounts of unrealistic...

    I've been watching a tv cooking show on UK Channel 4 Bake Off: The Professionals. It does all the things I don't like about cooking competitions - puts people under huge amounts of unrealistic stress, focuses on how they don't cope under that stress; doesn't really teach me much about food or cooking. Still, this one is enjoyable to me. https://www.channel4.com/programmes/bake-off-the-professionals/on-demand/67796-005

    I watched Cleaning Up which is a short drama staring Sheridan Smith. She is (as always) amazing. It's fun. It does that thing that all crime dramas do of not allowing the people to be criminals and get away with it, or allowing them to get away with it if the victims are The Bad Guys. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8804656/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

    Ghosts - a short run BBC comedy - finished. I enjoyed it. It could have been great but missed the mark a bit. They had a great set up and didn't make the most of it. (I guess this is a bit like Miracle Workers - a great cast and a neat idea but just falls a bit flat.)

    I've been trying to get into all the Chicago Fire / PD / Justice / Med series. I'm enjoying Chicago Med so far but haven't really been able to get into the rest.

    I re-watched The Thick of It because UK politics at the moment is a huge cluster-fuck and I genuinely don't know how we're going to get out of it. It's still good. I think I'm going to binge Veep next.

    Task Master is still running. Honestly, it's amazing. I was worried about Lou Sanders appearing on it, because I think she's brilliant but I know some people are going to be annoyed by her. Here's an outtake from an international version. The task is to film something, and then have it shown backwards. Best backwards film wins. You don't need to understand the language, nor know who any of these people are, for this clip to be funny. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3NsPldJ6Ao&list=RDQMs3RTOhdOBHU&index=22

    Someone here mentioned the new Twilight Zone and I'm glad they did, because it's good. Obviously some are better than others, but it's pretty solid.

    I tried watching Room 104, but I stopped after a few episodes. I love the Duplass brothers (Togetherness was fantastic) but this just didn't work for me. I might give it another go, or start on S2.

    1 vote
  5. Icarus Link
    I bought a subscription to the Smithsonian Channel on Prime Video recently. I have been going through their America in Color series which has been super awesome. Its always amazing for me to watch...

    I bought a subscription to the Smithsonian Channel on Prime Video recently. I have been going through their America in Color series which has been super awesome. Its always amazing for me to watch old footage of the 1920s and 1930s as life was so different back then. Couple that with reading Studs Terkel's oral history books and its eye opening what the world was like back then.

    I also recommend the Smithsonian Channel. If you enjoyed the Science Channel from the old days or the old History/Discover Network programming, I would say the Smithsonian Channel is on par with a few of its shows.

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    Adys Link
    I've started the "Carmen Sandiego" netflix original: https://www.netflix.com/title/80167821 So far it's cute enough that I'm leaving it running but nothing further.

    I've started the "Carmen Sandiego" netflix original: https://www.netflix.com/title/80167821

    So far it's cute enough that I'm leaving it running but nothing further.

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    1. Adys (edited ) Link Parent
      I just finished episode 6. This and the previous have been pretty atrocious. The series starts pretty decent for adults, but those last two episodes talk way down to the audience and make it...

      I just finished episode 6. This and the previous have been pretty atrocious.

      The series starts pretty decent for adults, but those last two episodes talk way down to the audience and make it cringey as hell to watch. Oh and the educational bits are just thrown in with very little respect for the story always in the first five minutes, it's off-putting. Besides, the series can't decide whether it's educational or sci-fi. It's just not finding itself...

      It uses lame tropes like having a blabbering fool as a high ranked detective, or full blown zombie-state mind control with subliminal inaudible messages. Again, you can't pretend to be educational and pass off shit like that as plausible...

      Weird guilty pleasure that I'm still going through it. The animation is pretty good and the voice actors are okay (though the two siblings are incredibly annoying). Humour sometimes works, lots of good puns.

      I dunno, I guess it's okay for kids but it doesn't deserve the praise it got. I'm actually kinda annoyed they are mangling their opportunity to do something good with the franchise, although its not irrecoverable yet.