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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.

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    joplin
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    We finished up both Lupin, The Repair Shop, and All Creatures Great and Small (3 very different shows 😉 ). We watched the first episode of Beforiegners. It seems decent, if a little cheesy at...

    We finished up both Lupin, The Repair Shop, and All Creatures Great and Small (3 very different shows 😉 ). We watched the first episode of Beforiegners. It seems decent, if a little cheesy at times. It's in Norwegian with subtitles on HBO Max. The premise is that people from 3 different time periods start showing up in the modern world and nobody knows why. They come from the Stone Age, the Viking age, and the 19th century. The story mainly focuses on an Oslo police officer who often has to investigate issues with the "timegrants" and his new partner, a woman from the Viking age. It's an odd premise, but I'll run with it and see where it goes.

    We also watched an episode of Nature from PBS, and discovered that Uma Thurman is now narrating them. She does a spectacular job. The episode, Pumas: Legends of the Ice Mountain was pretty depressing, though, probably because nature is freakin' brutal.

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      SuperGracchiBros
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      What did you think of Lupin? I thought it was pretty decent, but mostly carried by Omar Sy's charisma as the leading man.

      What did you think of Lupin? I thought it was pretty decent, but mostly carried by Omar Sy's charisma as the leading man.

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      1. joplin
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        Agreed. There were some stupid points, but overall it was fun enough to overlook them. I really enjoyed it.

        Agreed. There were some stupid points, but overall it was fun enough to overlook them. I really enjoyed it.

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  2. DanBC
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    I watched two old BBC military documentaries. The first is The Paras and the second is Behind the Lines For some reason this kind of programme is really popular in the UK and we've had loads over...

    I watched two old BBC military documentaries. The first is The Paras and the second is Behind the Lines

    For some reason this kind of programme is really popular in the UK and we've had loads over the years (a much more recent example is British Army Girls.

    These two do stand out as particularly good though. There's not much critique here. I get the impression that in return for access the film makers had to hold back some commentary -- especially around Northern Ireland in The Paras. But just having cameras there, and not treating the viewers like idiots, means they don't need to do that. We're shown young men who have few options, so they join up. We see men injured in training and having to drop out. And we see that despite the gruelling training these young men aren't really that well prepared.

    Both these programmes are set in the 1980s and they do feel like a different time.

    The other thing I'm watching is Bull. It's entertaining nonsense. I've got to the start of season 2.

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  3. dubteedub
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    I started watching Season 2 of the Alienist on HBO Max after wrapping up Season 1 last week. this season is not holding my interest quite as much. I like that Dakota Fanning is playing a stronger...

    I started watching Season 2 of the Alienist on HBO Max after wrapping up Season 1 last week. this season is not holding my interest quite as much. I like that Dakota Fanning is playing a stronger role here, but it just seems like Daniel Bruhl's character has been completely sidelined and has nothing to do this season in response. A lot of the plot is coming off contrived to me as well, the whole engagement arc and the battle between Lazlo and Dr. Markoe don't seem to have much of a point and largely distract from the overall plot. I really like the setting, costumes, sets, and everything else that goes into this show, but it just seems to be getting bogged down with unnecessary elements that take away from the detective story that drew me in the first place.

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