Need a new TV show into which I can sink the teeth of my mind (Read 694 times)

jerseyrunner


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    I'm also a big fan of The Americans and have enjoyed (not sure if that is the right word) watching The Handmaid's Tale. I can also recommend Bosch on Amazon. It's based on books by Michael Connelly and the series is good drama.

     

     

    Blue Rocket


    All systems Go!

      Amazon Prime Original series "Patriot". If you put a healthy portion of Fargo, a handful of Breaking Bad, a dash of Jason Bourne and any early Bob Dylan vinyl LP into a BlendTec using the "smoothie" setting, this is what you'd get. Drink up.

       

      As I write this reply, I see that Amazon has re-newed the series for a 2nd season - yeah.

        We are watching 'Better Call Saul', and liking it!

         

        My wife is out of town for a few days which gave me the freedom to be a complete idiot ... Yesterday I watched about 12 episodes of Better Call Saul.   What a great show.  Hopefully I can finish up whatever they have on Netflix before she gets back!

        dodger20


          just watched "the keepers" on netflix it's a bit disturbing and sadly true very well done worth watching


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            Stranger Things: Season 2 is up on Netflix.  Yes, since yesterday.  Yes, I've already seen the whole thing.  It's excellent (except one episode, which was completely unnecessary).

             

            There are some wonderfully complex characters in the show.  Wynona Ryder plays pitch-perfect, a single mom who is ultra-vulnerable and insecure, but completely determined to protect her child.  Just like in the first season, she continues to be an active participant in the solution, rather than just the emotional italics to tell how much trouble the characters are in.   Steve (the jerk boyfriend of the pretty-girl) has a wonderful character arc.  There are certain points where he doesn't move beyond his alpha-male status, but actually fulfills the obligations of that status -- which is completely redeeming for the character.  What I mean, is there are times when the whole group is in danger, and he's the one who steps up to be in jeopardy the most, to help save the group.

             

            There's also a moment where the two older males have a short discussion about one of them putting himself at risk to save the kids and mom: "Don't wait for me."  It's another case where a character fulfills their biological/societal role.  Only a biologically disposable member of society could do this scene this way: post menopausal woman, or man.

             

            Anyway, I really enjoy the hell out of this.

             

            *EDIT: Lapsus - character arc, not arch.  Though, I'm sure Steve is worried about his over-pronation.

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            LedLincoln


            not bad for mile 25

              Stranger Things: Season 2 is up on Netflix.  Yes, since yesterday.  Yes, I've already seen the whole thing.  It's excellent (except one episode, which was completely unnecessary).

               

              There are some wonderfully complex characters in the show.  Wynona Ryder plays pitch-perfect, a single mom who is ultra-vulnerable and insecure, but completely determined to protect her child.  Just like in the first season, she continues to be an active participant in the solution, rather than just the emotional italics to tell how much trouble the characters are in.   Steve (the jerk boyfriend of the pretty-girl) has a wonderful character arch.  There are certain points where he doesn't move beyond his alpha-male status, but actually fulfills the obligations of that status -- which is completely redeeming for the character.  What I mean, is there are times when the whole group is in danger, and he's the one who steps up to be in jeopardy the most, to help save the group.

               

              There's also a moment where the two older males have a short discussion about one of them putting himself at risk to save the kids and mom: "Don't wait for me."  It's another case where a character fulfills their biological/societal role.  Only a biologically disposable member of society could do this scene this way: post menopausal woman, or man.

               

              Anyway, I really enjoy the hell out of this.

               

              Intriguing. I heard David Bianculli's review on NPR, but yours is better. But I don't have Netflix.

               

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              wbudde


                I don’t watch many shows any more, but two newer ones that I’ve become absolutely hooked on are The Good Place and The Orville.

                 

                The Good Place is a great comedy that crosses the border into the absurd (in a good way) and also provides a thoughtful point - the most recent episode was unique take on the trolley problem.

                 

                I loved the original Star Trek (nostalgia can be powerful), and The Orville is clearly an homage to old sci-fi with some contemporary humor added. So far the episodes have all had some pretty serious issues to confront as well...I watch it with my 11-year-old and each episode has generated a pretty interesting conversation in reaction to the main plot.

                obiebyke


                  I love the Good Place because it just feels light-hearted--such a good break from the heavy world and my usual heavy TV and reading tastes.

                  Call me Ray (not Ishmael)

                    Stranger Things: Season 2 is up on Netflix.  Yes, since yesterday.  Yes, I've already seen the whole thing.  It's excellent (except one episode, which was completely unnecessary).

                     

                    There are some wonderfully complex characters in the show.  Wynona Ryder plays pitch-perfect, a single mom who is ultra-vulnerable and insecure, but completely determined to protect her child.  Just like in the first season, she continues to be an active participant in the solution, rather than just the emotional italics to tell how much trouble the characters are in.   Steve (the jerk boyfriend of the pretty-girl) has a wonderful character arc.  There are certain points where he doesn't move beyond his alpha-male status, but actually fulfills the obligations of that status -- which is completely redeeming for the character.  What I mean, is there are times when the whole group is in danger, and he's the one who steps up to be in jeopardy the most, to help save the group.

                     

                    There's also a moment where the two older males have a short discussion about one of them putting himself at risk to save the kids and mom: "Don't wait for me."  It's another case where a character fulfills their biological/societal role.  Only a biologically disposable member of society could do this scene this way: post menopausal woman, or man.

                     

                    Anyway, I really enjoy the hell out of this.

                     

                    *EDIT: Lapsus - character arc, not arch.  Though, I'm sure Steve is worried about his over-pronation.

                     

                    Me too. Watching episodes 5-6 tonight.

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                    rectumdamnnearkilledem

                      Stranger Things 2...first show/movie since I was like 5 to give me friggin' nightmares!!  And we've only managed to get through the first 5 episodes, with busy weekend and need for sleep.

                       

                      We watched the first episode of The Good Place in the past couple of weeks and liked it...I think I need to go watch another episode or two as a palate cleanser before trying to sleep, tonight.  But we have an episode of TWD to catch, too.  In the years since dropping cable TV we watch SO much more "TV" than ever before.  And lose so much more sleep...

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                        Stranger Things: Season 2 is up on Netflix.  Yes, since yesterday.  Yes, I've already seen the whole thing.  It's excellent (except one episode, which was completely unnecessary).

                         

                        There are some wonderfully complex characters in the show.  Wynona Ryder plays pitch-perfect, a single mom who is ultra-vulnerable and insecure, but completely determined to protect her child.  Just like in the first season, she continues to be an active participant in the solution, rather than just the emotional italics to tell how much trouble the characters are in.   Steve (the jerk boyfriend of the pretty-girl) has a wonderful character arc.  There are certain points where he doesn't move beyond his alpha-male status, but actually fulfills the obligations of that status -- which is completely redeeming for the character.  What I mean, is there are times when the whole group is in danger, and he's the one who steps up to be in jeopardy the most, to help save the group.

                         

                        There's also a moment where the two older males have a short discussion about one of them putting himself at risk to save the kids and mom: "Don't wait for me."  It's another case where a character fulfills their biological/societal role.  Only a biologically disposable member of society could do this scene this way: post menopausal woman, or man.

                         

                        Anyway, I really enjoy the hell out of this.

                         

                        *EDIT: Lapsus - character arc, not arch.  Though, I'm sure Steve is worried about his over-pronation.

                         

                        I finished watching this last night.  So good.  Even episode 7.  My presumption is that it is going to set up a future plot line.

                         

                        Maybe I need to go back and watch the first season again, but this one seemed to have more humor to it.  It was great.  Dustin is spectacular.

                         

                        My only nitpick is with the music.  I love the original music from the first season, and I felt like a lot of that was left out for the period music.

                         

                        Anyway, I was happy the second season lived up the first.  Now to wait for a long time for the next.

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                        BeeRunB


                          Just finished two seasons of the Netflix comedy, Masters Of None----what a great show. Really different, has a great feel, funny, and thematic. Check it out. 

                          ilanarama


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                            S1 of Westworld was pretty amazing, I thought.  I'm biased, though, because I recognized a lot of the filming locations as relatively local (SE Utah).


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                              S1 of Westworld was pretty amazing, I thought.  I'm biased, though, because I recognized a lot of the filming locations as relatively local (SE Utah).

                               

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                              ilanarama


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                                Honestly I just want Maeve and Dolores to become robot murder girlfriends and tear the place up.