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Post by cal_el on Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:14 am

I've started on the Spartacus tv show and I'm impressed. I'm willing to wave away the crummy special effects and weird direction choices and blood splatter because for the most part it shows a gritty, albeit highly sexualised version of Roman life rarely seen on screen.

The only major issue I have with it so far is for the show's constant need to have a topless woman or three in every crowd shot. Usually coupled with two people going at it in one of the corners of the screen.

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Post by dste01 on Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:12 pm

Watched SHIELD season three.

I do like and enjoy SHIELD but there are occasions where I think that it could benefit from being a couple of episodes shorter per season.
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Post by Wolvieware on Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:09 pm

So Chris Evans has quit Top Gear. 

Hahahahahahahaha. 

Ahahahahahahahahahahaha! 

Ha! 

Hahahahaha.

Hurr.

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Post by megablast16 on Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:31 am

cal_el wrote:I've started on the Spartacus tv show and I'm impressed. I'm willing to wave away the crummy special effects and weird direction choices and blood splatter because for the most part it shows a gritty, albeit highly sexualised version of Roman life rarely seen on screen.

The only major issue I have with it so far is for the show's constant need to have a topless woman or three in every crowd shot. Usually coupled with two people going at it in one of the corners of the screen.

I watched them all years ago when they were first made. To be fair they don't skimp on the male full frontal nudity either, as you'll see if you carry on watching. BTW the actor playing Spartacus in series 1 had to be replaced in series 2 after he sadly died from non-Hodgkin lymphoma, aged just 40, in 2011.

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Post by aaroncupboard on Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:43 pm

Spartacus is excellent.  Very over the top with the gore and nudity but it tells a cracking story and it tells it very well.

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Post by cal_el on Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:38 pm

Yeah I remember hearing about it back when it happened. It's a real shame, he was a really good actor.

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Re: General TV thread

Post by dste01 on Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:04 pm

The Good Wife season seven, the final one.

A bit hit and miss compared to earlier seasons but ended strongly and had a good final episode.
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Re: General TV thread

Post by dste01 on Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:56 pm

Hannibal seasons one to three, the complete series.

Season one was good and the first half of season two was better. Second half of season two and first half of season three was meh to terrible whilst the second half of season three was good again.

I'm pleased that I watched it but you have to want to watch it to stick with it.
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Post by dste01 on Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:14 pm

Elfen Lied.

Was OK and starts off strong but even at thirteen episodes parts of it seemed to drag.
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Post by dste01 on Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:45 pm

Magi: The Adventures of Sinbad.

Enjoyed this. A little uneven but still worth a watch.
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Post by Wolvieware on Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:21 pm

Finished Arrow series 2 last night and really enjoyed it - one of the best shows on tv at the moment. It did have a bit of a rubbish finale as they clearly knew series 3 was coming so some plots just hung there rather than were completed but that's fine as I have series 3 DVD already to go! There were a few too many annoying characters overall, like Black Canary but still great. Looking forward to watching Arrow 3 and The Flash in chronological order.

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Post by dste01 on Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:52 pm

Sword Art Online season one.

Enjoyed it apart from the weird incest storyline in the second part of the season.
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Post by dste01 on Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:07 pm

Tokyo Ghoul season one.

Has pacing issues and the ending was damn annoying but can see why it ended there with it having a second season.
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Post by dste01 on Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:53 pm

The first three episodes of Class, the Doctor Who spin-off.

I quite like it, a bit darker than I was expecting but has some interesting stuff going on.
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Post by dste01 on Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:31 pm

Brooklyn Nine Nine season three.

Didn't think as strong as the first two seasons but still enjoyable.
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Post by dste01 on Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:50 am

This is England 90.

Great series but somehow I always manage to forget just how bleak they can be.
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Post by dste01 on Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:53 pm

Charlie Brooker 2016 Screenwipe.

Was as depressing as was expecting it to be.
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Re: General TV thread

Post by dste01 on Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:49 am

Watched the first episode of series two of Episodes. Watched the first series when it first aired and thought it was OK, thought this episode was only OK so not going to bother with the rest.

Also watched the first three episodes of Schitts Creek. It can be funny but just feels like it is lacking something. Might give it another couple of episodes.
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Post by dste01 on Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:49 am

The Strange Calls.

A six episode Australian programme about a police officer and an elderly man in a small town investigating supernatural cases. It's more of a 25-30 min comedy drama rather than like The X-Files.

It's not massively funny but I think worth a watch.
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Post by dste01 on Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:46 am

Vikings season four part two.

Two absolutely brilliant episodes in numbers four and five and then the rest, just really hit and miss. I really like watching this and yes it has problems but they were really magnified in these ten episodes.
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