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Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
« Reply #2880 on: April 08, 2019, 01:58:55 PM »
Trailer Park Boys- The Animated Series (or whatever Netflix is calling it)
Not great, but far better than I was fearing it would be. Would rate it on par with the last couple of non-animated seasons. Fear was they would go over-the-top cartoon zany. There are a number of things that would have been tough or near impossible to do live action, but most of the episodes could have been tweaked and used for another non-animated season.


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Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
« Reply #2881 on: April 08, 2019, 07:00:38 PM »
I also watched a few episodes of Trailer Park Boys, never watched the live action version.

Not my kind of humor so gave up on it, it was weird enough to get me to watch more than one, so it had that going for it.


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« Reply #2882 on: April 09, 2019, 03:02:06 PM »
I also watched a few episodes of Trailer Park Boys, never watched the live action version.

Not my kind of humor so gave up on it, it was weird enough to get me to watch more than one, so it had that going for it.
Yeah, the animated series wouldn't have been the place to start. You still might not like the humor of the live action series either, but like a lot of series that are on for a long time the characters stopped evolving after 6 seasons or so and then all the episodes (including the animated ones) start to kind of feel like repeats of what's already been done.


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Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
« Reply #2883 on: April 09, 2019, 03:31:18 PM »
*Finally* finished Luke Cage Season 2. The first season is my least favorite Marvel Netflix show where the first half was tolerable but the second half was painful. Season 2 has the reverse problem. The first half was a slog, but the last half (or maybe last 1/3) was fine. Iron Fist Season 2 is next on the list. I hear it's an improvement on the first season. Working my way to Daredevil Season 3 which I hear is amazing.


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Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
« Reply #2884 on: April 14, 2019, 08:58:36 AM »
Rosemary & Thyme

This is a British show where two women, one a plant pathologist and the other a former police officer, start their own gardening and landscaping business. And where ever they go, somebody gets murdered, and they end up figuring out who did it.

It's very "Murder She Wrote"-esque. The premise sounds stupid, and they do have to contrive a reason for them to be there every episode. But it's pretty entertaining.


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Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
« Reply #2885 on: April 14, 2019, 12:08:58 PM »
Rosemary & Thyme
This is a British show where two women, one a plant pathologist and the other a former police officer, start their own gardening and landscaping business. And where ever they go, somebody gets murdered, and they end up figuring out who did it.
It's very "Murder She Wrote"-esque. The premise sounds stupid, and they do have to contrive a reason for them to be there every episode. But it's pretty entertaining.
My mom and I watched Rosemary and Thyme and we really enjoyed it.

I've been re-watching World's Dumbest again. This time?

A guy calls 911 because he wants to know if he can get a police escort to Lil' Wayne. (BTW In the USA misuse of 911 is a misdemeanor  offense).

A woman gets pulled over for almost hitting a policeman on the side of the road. When she's pulled over, she says she has diabetes, numbness in her feet, and she's had surgery in her right eye("That isn't wonderful" her words, not mine)... so honestly she shouldn't be driving at all. Especially since moments later the cop establishes that she is also drunk.

Also numerous idiots try to use their vehicles intended for traversing snow on open water. The results are... about what you'd expect.

Oh, and one of my favorites, a 19 year old girl getting a ride home in the back of a police cruiser takes a beer out of her purse, opens it and starts drinking it. As a result, the cop pulls over and arrests the girl for underage possession of alcohol. It's funny, once you're 18(in the USA) you're considered an adult, but in the USA, you absolutely, positively, cannot even touch alcohol until you're 21.

Also, some idiots volunteer to get themselves pepper-sprayed. 

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Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
« Reply #2886 on: May 04, 2019, 12:25:11 AM »
Just watched all of Dead to Me.

Just couldn't stop watching it, it's dark comedy done perfectly. 

And it's a good mystery, little bits of info sprinkled out that keep you wondering if what you think is going on is really what is going on, and plenty of "oh shit that really happened" moments.

And of course it ends on a cliffhanger, so there better be a season 2...


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Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
« Reply #2887 on: May 05, 2019, 07:24:33 AM »
Near the end of Final Space.  I wish I liked it more because it is halfway a strong series. The problem is as a sci-fi adventure comedy, the comedy isn't very funny.  It's not even "bad" comedy it just feels like it's sort of a comedy made up of the so-so gags of a good comedy that work as connective tissue between the killer gags.  The sci-fi adventure section is pretty good and it is clear the creator has big ambitions to make a fun and emotional journey but while it isn't for a lack of trying, it's really only OK.  When it goes for drama, it does it well, but I while the main character isn't tossed off, it doesn't do a great job of translating his strong points to how other characters come around to them.  And I think the pieces are there but I never quite by when they let the sweet natured fuck up do what he wants.  This is also a series where it feels like the hero shouldn't "get the girl", instead learning a lesson about how you can't make someone love you but nope, the other lead... just kinds of falls for him, I guess.  I feels unnatural and uncomfortable.


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Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
« Reply #2888 on: May 05, 2019, 12:02:35 PM »
david tennant is always so great, though. and i love kevin. oooh, they're making a second season of it.
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Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
« Reply #2889 on: May 05, 2019, 10:34:35 PM »
Tried watching Tuca & Bertie but couldn't make it through the first episode.  Don't know how this gets such awesome reviews.  It's just way too much, I don't think there is a half second pause in the thing, after 10 minutes I was exhausted and couldn't take it any more.  Pretty sure they should put a warning on it about seizure inducing rapid flashing of colors.  If you've got very severe ADD it would probably be great.

Then watched a few episodes of Insatiable, it's OK, most of the jokes don't really land, but some do.  Every character in the show is so bizarre, so it does keep your attention that way.  I will probably watch more of it.

So, 2 shows that I have pretty much the opposite opinion to than the critics on Rotten Tomatoes, but I'd put them lower then the audience scores for each.


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Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
« Reply #2890 on: May 06, 2019, 06:18:01 AM »
Tried watching Tuca & Bertie but couldn't make it through the first episode.  Don't know how this gets such awesome reviews.  It's just way too much, I don't think there is a half second pause in the thing, after 10 minutes I was exhausted and couldn't take it any more.  Pretty sure they should put a warning on it about seizure inducing rapid flashing of colors.  If you've got very severe ADD it would probably be great.

Then watched a few episodes of Insatiable, it's OK, most of the jokes don't really land, but some do.  Every character in the show is so bizarre, so it does keep your attention that way.  I will probably watch more of it.

So, 2 shows that I have pretty much the opposite opinion to than the critics on Rotten Tomatoes, but I'd put them lower then the audience scores for each.

I’m loving Tuca and Bertie. It definitely has a faster tempo. But I love all the animation and visual jokes. It doesn’t dive into depression as much as Bojack, but it still has a dark side.


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Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
« Reply #2891 on: May 06, 2019, 06:54:11 AM »
I’m loving Tuca and Bertie. It definitely has a faster tempo. But I love all the animation and visual jokes. It doesn’t dive into depression as much as Bojack, but it still has a dark side.

Does it ever slow down?  Are they expecting people to constantly freeze frame to read the text, so that would give you breaks?  I also didn't really like the music so another minus.  I haven't watched Bojack Horseman yet, but if it's even close to this fast I won't bother.


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Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
« Reply #2892 on: May 06, 2019, 08:33:54 AM »
I’m loving Tuca and Bertie. It definitely has a faster tempo. But I love all the animation and visual jokes. It doesn’t dive into depression as much as Bojack, but it still has a dark side.

Does it ever slow down?  Are they expecting people to constantly freeze frame to read the text, so that would give you breaks?  I also didn't really like the music so another minus.  I haven't watched Bojack Horseman yet, but if it's even close to this fast I won't bother.

Ummmm maybe a little?  But no, the pacing of the jokes and the visuals stays pretty much the same.  Bojack is a lot slower, but is also similar in style. I’m not saying you need like it, it’s not for everyone.  But if your main complaint is pacing and not the visuals (which I personally love), or the content, then perhaps the critics just don’t have your taste in pacing?  I never found myself pausing to read something. I’m sure I missed some visual gags, as there are indeed a ton, but those are things I looking forward to appreciating on a rewatch.

I will say that the stories in the other two episodes I watched were better than the first. And I like the music.


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Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
« Reply #2893 on: May 06, 2019, 05:53:03 PM »
Finally finished season 2 of the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and the show continues to be really good.  Even though it is primarily about Midge, it knows that the characters are living their own lives and their own stories are just as compelling.  It would have easy to make Joel a simple "jerk" and while he can be jerky, the show clearly cares about him warts and are and we are just as interesting in watching him repair the life he fucked up.  Alex Borstein continues to be a delight as well.  And the breaking the fast confession scene is one of the funniest and strongest scenes in the show so far.


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Re: What's the last Television show you watched on DVD/VHS/youtube/Netflix?
« Reply #2894 on: May 09, 2019, 09:08:50 AM »
Finished season one of Insatiable.

Not sure the humor gets any better as the season progresses, I guess I probably laughed a bit more as it went.

But they sure do ramp up the insanity, first few episodes there's some crazy shit going on, by the end it's up to WTF, this is completely insane...

It does have a kind of pull, like you can't look away from the series of car wrecks that lead to a massive train wreck.  Because of that it does lend itself to binge watching.  Netflix has figured out the formula for that, this is 2 shows in a row I've thought maybe I'll just check out the first few episodes of something and then a few days later I've watched all of them.
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