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06 Jun 2011 08:50 - 06 Jun 2011 13:06 #97483 by southernman
Hot:
A Game of Thrones (via torrents)
Justified

Good New Entertainment:
The Defenders

Reliable Quality:
NCIS

Waiting for the New Season:
True Blood
Sons of Anarchy
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16 Jun 2015 16:07 - 16 Jun 2015 16:08 #204442 by Not Sure

iguanaDitty wrote:

hotseatgames wrote: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is a really cool BBC show about two magic users in the 1800's. I've never seen a more gorgeous show with the exception of Downton Abbey, and this show is more engaging than that one.


Ooh I've been looking forward to this one. Tried to read the book ages ago and kinda bogged down in the unrelenting period drama-ness of it, which I find slightly more palatable in video form.


Total opposite for me on the book, I really enjoyed it. The unrelenting footnotes were a feature for me, not a distraction.

I'll definitely have to check this out, I had no idea it existed until this thread.

(but I think your experience with the book is more typical. Most of my friends abandoned it quite quickly.)
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16 Jun 2015 17:58 - 16 Jun 2015 17:59 #204456 by Brewmiester
Just about finished with the first season of "Borgen", a Danish series about politics and journalism. All I know about European politics I learned from reading the rules for Die Macher but the series is keeping my interest so far.
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16 Jun 2015 19:27 #204462 by Ancient_of_MuMu

Not Sure wrote:

iguanaDitty wrote:

hotseatgames wrote: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is a really cool BBC show about two magic users in the 1800's. I've never seen a more gorgeous show with the exception of Downton Abbey, and this show is more engaging than that one.


Ooh I've been looking forward to this one. Tried to read the book ages ago and kinda bogged down in the unrelenting period drama-ness of it, which I find slightly more palatable in video form.


Total opposite for me on the book, I really enjoyed it. The unrelenting footnotes were a feature for me, not a distraction.

I'll definitely have to check this out, I had no idea it existed until this thread.

(but I think your experience with the book is more typical. Most of my friends abandoned it quite quickly.)


It is one of my favourite books but I understand that a lot of people just don't get it. I didn't know about the series either so it will be watched very soon.

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16 Jun 2015 21:54 #204465 by ChristopherMD
I watched the first episode of Jonathan Strange. Never read the book. Its a slow burn, which I like. I don't need constant stimuli to enjoy a good story. I like that Norrell spends most of his time studying books. Not sure what to think of Strange yet. The Raven King herald was cool. I will definitely see where this goes.
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16 Jun 2015 23:50 #204468 by Not Sure

Mad Dog wrote: I watched the first episode of Jonathan Strange. Never read the book. Its a slow burn, which I like. I don't need constant stimuli to enjoy a good story. I like that Norrell spends most of his time studying books. Not sure what to think of Strange yet. The Raven King herald was cool. I will definitely see where this goes.


woop, you've got some character building ahead of you....

Maybe I can get my wife to watch this. She was a serious Downton Abbey watcher (I never got into it), but she and I don't usually agree on shows.

I think Silicon Valley is goddamn hilarious, the best thing since Community was good. She hated it.

At least we agree on Orange is the New Black, so we're watching Season 3 now.

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17 Jun 2015 11:55 #204489 by iguanaDitty

Not Sure wrote:

iguanaDitty wrote:

hotseatgames wrote: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is a really cool BBC show about two magic users in the 1800's. I've never seen a more gorgeous show with the exception of Downton Abbey, and this show is more engaging than that one.


Ooh I've been looking forward to this one. Tried to read the book ages ago and kinda bogged down in the unrelenting period drama-ness of it, which I find slightly more palatable in video form.


Total opposite for me on the book, I really enjoyed it. The unrelenting footnotes were a feature for me, not a distraction.

I'll definitely have to check this out, I had no idea it existed until this thread.

(but I think your experience with the book is more typical. Most of my friends abandoned it quite quickly.)


I think I liked the footnotes more than the main story for the bits I read, actually. It just took so long to get anywhere; I tend to have patience but either I didn't when I read it or I ran out.

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18 Jun 2015 02:34 #204518 by ThirstyMan
Slogging through Agents of SHIELD Season 2. It's OK but nothing special.

Homeland was absolutely brilliant.

Not interested in GoT which just seems to me to be torture porn in a different suit. Allows people to watch it and talk about it without getting too embarrassed over the cooler. Can't get past Episode 1 Season 1 so I'm done with it, I think.

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18 Jun 2015 08:38 #204522 by CranBerries
I remember starting the books and thinking, "This feels a lot like a tv script for a soap opera, in a fantasy setting."

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18 Jun 2015 10:29 #204534 by iguanaDitty
I also started Agents of SHIELD Season 2, a few eps in. Complete guilty pleasure for me - I can acknowledge while I'm watching that if I wasn't so tied into the setting and actually like the characters now, it would be terrible. But I love it.

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18 Jun 2015 18:02 #204551 by MacDirk Diggler
Watched first episode of J Strange and Mr Norrell. I found it engaging enough that I will stick with it, however.....
Jonathan Strange's reason for wanting to practice magic is lamely contrived. I hope the rest of the show doesn't have such dopey justifications for characters's motivations.

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19 Jun 2015 11:20 #204593 by Columbob

Black Barney wrote: but all of Theon's torture scenes really started wearing thin. There's only so much of that I can watch.


All off scene and alluded to in the books BTW. But they needed scenes with Theon in S4 I suppose.

Some people didn't even catch the fact that he lost his junk after reading the book (5, btw)! I didn't think it was that subtle, but I guess it depends how attentive you are while reading.

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19 Jun 2015 11:31 #204595 by Columbob
For some reason Jonathan Strange was picked up by Space in Canada and I have no idea when it'll air.

It's a great fairy tale story, with SCARY fairies (not Tink) as in Neil Gaiman's stuff (Sandman and Stardust).

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19 Jun 2015 12:15 #204603 by ChristopherMD
Battlebots are back!!!
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19 Jun 2015 13:35 #204612 by jeb
Replied by jeb on topic What TV SHOWS are you watching?

ThirstyMan wrote: Slogging through Agents of SHIELD Season 2. It's OK but nothing special.

Homeland was absolutely brilliant.

Not interested in GoT which just seems to me to be torture porn in a different suit. Allows people to watch it and talk about it without getting too embarrassed over the cooler. Can't get past Episode 1 Season 1 so I'm done with it, I think.

If it hasn't been spoiled for you, GoT does an awesome job at upsetting the tropes of the fantasy fiction genre--that's why it has such a following. Not because of tits-on-TV and some decapitations. It's post-modern high fantasy, but I get it if you want to avoid it. It is gross as hell some times.

Looking forward to TRUE DETECTIVE season 2. The only TV shows I have watched this last year have been TRUE DETECTIVE, GAME OF THRONES, and DAREDEVIL. Got that bar set high.

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