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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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16 comments

  1. [5]
    moocow1452 Link
    On the Prime Train as well, saw the first episode of Good Omens. I had to go to sleep, but I liked the first episode, and my brother watched the rest of them, and I think that's a good thing since...

    On the Prime Train as well, saw the first episode of Good Omens. I had to go to sleep, but I liked the first episode, and my brother watched the rest of them, and I think that's a good thing since he always complains about too many shows to keep up with.

    7 votes
    1. [4]
      dubteedub Link Parent
      Have you read the book? I am interested in how closely it tracks the story to the source material. I thought there were a number of funny scenes in the book, but it felt really scattered and...

      Have you read the book? I am interested in how closely it tracks the story to the source material.

      I thought there were a number of funny scenes in the book, but it felt really scattered and disconnected to me. That may have been a consequence of it being written by two authors. I ultimately gave up on it 2/3 the way through, which is really unusual for me.

      2 votes
      1. [3]
        moocow1452 Link Parent
        No, always wanted to since I was a fan of Gaiman and Discworld was always something I was curious about but one hell of a time commitment, so I'm fresh. I heard chatter that it was a for the fans...

        No, always wanted to since I was a fan of Gaiman and Discworld was always something I was curious about but one hell of a time commitment, so I'm fresh. I heard chatter that it was a for the fans adaption, God's narration was a little too talkative for their liking and the show suffered whenever the main pair wasn't on screen. This is all true, but the mains are on screen a lot and it's only six episodes, so I don't mind following it until it's done.

        3 votes
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          dubteedub Link Parent
          Yeah, that sounds about right. I was very interested in the back and forth with the angel/demon pair of Crowley and Aziraphale, but it felt like everytime things were starting to get good it would...

          the show suffered whenever the main pair wasn't on screen

          Yeah, that sounds about right. I was very interested in the back and forth with the angel/demon pair of Crowley and Aziraphale, but it felt like everytime things were starting to get good it would switch over to the Antichrist kid, or the witch Agnes, or the witchfinder army, and it just seemed to get bogged down.

          If those two end up playing a much more prominent role I might give the show a shot. Thanks!

          1 vote
          1. moocow1452 Link Parent
            Brother said Good Omens kinda dragged now that he's finished, and the witch plot could be cut entirely but the third episode goes into more of Azriphale and Crowley's relationship for all of...

            Brother said Good Omens kinda dragged now that he's finished, and the witch plot could be cut entirely but the third episode goes into more of Azriphale and Crowley's relationship for all of Earth's history if that's what you're there for. I suppose it's less a commitment than the book.

            1 vote
  2. [5]
    NecrophiliaChocolate Link
    Yooo you guys need to watch Fleabag. I got the recommendation off of Adam Savage (I cant remember the exact name or spelling), the guy from mythbusters, it is flipping amazing!

    Yooo you guys need to watch Fleabag. I got the recommendation off of Adam Savage (I cant remember the exact name or spelling), the guy from mythbusters, it is flipping amazing!

    4 votes
    1. Micycle_the_Bichael Link Parent
      I have heard a lot of good things about the show and have had it recommended a lot of times. It's going on my list for sure.

      I have heard a lot of good things about the show and have had it recommended a lot of times. It's going on my list for sure.

      3 votes
    2. [3]
      dubteedub Link Parent
      What is it about / why is it worth checking out?

      What is it about / why is it worth checking out?

      2 votes
      1. NecrophiliaChocolate Link Parent
        I recommend you go in blind for the best experience, it is a British comedy with romance and mental health big parts of the focus.

        I recommend you go in blind for the best experience, it is a British comedy with romance and mental health big parts of the focus.

        1 vote
      2. DanBC Link Parent
        It does messy human relationships brilliantly. It does fucked up people amazingly well. I also recommend going in blind, but Fleabag is one of my favourite comedies ever.

        It does messy human relationships brilliantly.

        It does fucked up people amazingly well.

        I also recommend going in blind, but Fleabag is one of my favourite comedies ever.

        1 vote
  3. moocow1452 Link
    Also, new Black Mirror episodes are out. Always fun.

    Also, new Black Mirror episodes are out. Always fun.

    3 votes
  4. [2]
    Adys Link
    I mentioned recently I started Gravity Falls. It's great! Chernobyl is likely next on my list. Anyone who's seen it can talk about it a bit (spoilerfree)?

    I mentioned recently I started Gravity Falls. It's great!

    Chernobyl is likely next on my list. Anyone who's seen it can talk about it a bit (spoilerfree)?

    3 votes
    1. KapteinB Link Parent
      I'm four episodes into Chernobyl. It's great, but it's uncomfortable, especially the first two episodes. Episode 2 has the most intense scene I've seen since the Mountain and the Viper. It all...

      I'm four episodes into Chernobyl. It's great, but it's uncomfortable, especially the first two episodes. Episode 2 has the most intense scene I've seen since the Mountain and the Viper.

      It all feels very realistic, but I have no idea how close to reality it really is. After I've finished watching it I'm planning to read up on the incident to see which parts of the show were real and which parts were made up for drama.

      2 votes
  5. Micycle_the_Bichael Link
    Not much. Bad Omens has been mentioned here. I watched the first episode and really really enjoyed it. People above went into a lot more detail about the show. For me personally, as someone who...

    Not much.

    Bad Omens has been mentioned here. I watched the first episode and really really enjoyed it. People above went into a lot more detail about the show. For me personally, as someone who didn't watch Dr. Who this is my first exposure to David Tennant in a major role and I have been pretty impressed with his character. I think the plot is very interesting and funny, I enjoy a lot of the visuals, I think the narration adds a lot to the show for me personally. I don't know that I think it is a great show that revolutionizes TV or makes important statements about society (maybe it does! I'm only one episode in!) , but it is a show I like watching so I am going to continue doing so.

    Brooklynn 99: I stopped watching halfway through the latest season. Partially because I prefer to binge watch shows, partially because I got a medical marijunna card and started smoking a lot, and B99 is one of my favorite shows so I wanted to be sober when watching the episodes the first time, and partially because I started a new job and I have been really struggling to find time to do things I enjoy that require me paying attention. Those are resolved now though so I'm going to try to catch up. As to why I like it: Every single one of the main characters is hilarious, I think the cast has insane chemistry and it really shows, I love Andy Samberg (and Melissa Fumero, and Stephanie Beatriz, fuck it I love all of them as actors and as characters). They have a lot of interesting and unique episode ideas while simultaneously not being afraid to shy away from important issues like their episodes on (TOPIC SPOILERS BUT NO EVENT SPOILERS) coming out of the closet to your coworkers and family, racial profiling, being a cop during active shooter situations, political corruption, and systemic racism. The last thing I like is that they do an incredible job of getting hilarious guest stars and writing perfect characters for them.

    Santa Clarita Diet: Third season just came out. This is probably top 3 favorite shows of mine. I'm devastated that Netflix cancelled it. It is a funny and underused take of zombies. Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant are great in it. In fact, Timothy Olyphant's character makes me die of laughter nearly every line. He would be the highlight of the show for me if it wasn't for Skyler Gisondo. Skyler Gisondo played young Shawn Spencer in psych, he is in the new movie Booksmart, he was in the TV reboot of Wet Hot American Summer. I don't know what it is about him but I love this guy. I don't think he's like the best actor of our generation or anything, but there is something about him that I love. Seeing his name in the character list is enough to make me watch something by itself. Its a really funny show, warning it is really gory, but it is so so so so good. everyone should watch it.

    3 votes
  6. dubteedub Link
    I know I am a bit late to the party, but my wife and I binged through Homecoming this weekend. I thought it was a pretty interesting show. The overall plot was pretty predictable, but what...

    I know I am a bit late to the party, but my wife and I binged through Homecoming this weekend.

    I thought it was a pretty interesting show. The overall plot was pretty predictable, but what captured my attention was the way it was shot and how it was presented. The cinematography throughout the series was really fantastic. I loved how the show presented the flashback scenes in full high def and full screen versus having black bars cut off half the screen in the present. It added a sense that those in the present were not getting the full picture and were left in the dark, and then when the main character finally remembered what had happened and the frame zoomed in and filled out the screen was just so cool.

    I also really liked how the end of each episode just held the frame on the last scene. The end of one episode showing the lone solider/patient just shuffling around his tiny room through a window made me super anxious.

    Overall, I thought the story was pretty solid, but nothing to write home about, but all the other pieces of the show really captivated me and held me in.

    I did see that the show is picked up for a second season which doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. I thought it did a really great job wrapping things up and it seems unnecessary to revisit this story.

    2 votes
  7. DanBC (edited ) Link
    I've been continuing to binge Chicago Med which is fun but ridiculous in that almost every episode a doctor commits an act that would end their career if they did it in real life. Task Master is...

    I've been continuing to binge Chicago Med which is fun but ridiculous in that almost every episode a doctor commits an act that would end their career if they did it in real life.

    Task Master is still on so I'm watching and enjoying that. There's a bit of controversy about one contestant this year and his hyper-competitive, perhaps aggressive, nature. He's being a bit of a bell-end, but not enough to make me not enjoy the programme.

    999 What's Your Emergency and Ambulance have started new series. These are documentaries that follow police and ambo staff in their day to day work. They're pretty good.

    There was a significant episode of BBC documentary programme Panorama about a place called Worlton Hall, which looks after people with needs described as complex, learning disability, or autism, or both. The care provided was horribly abusive, causing huge amounts of harm to very vulnerable people. As a result of the programme the hospital has closed; staff have been arrested and face criminal prosecution; the regulator has launched an investigation into why they didn't spot it. It's a distressing watch.

    And I'm watching The Virtues -- this is incredible and really hard to watch. I strongly recommend it.

    2 votes