Tantus wrote:Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, A pair of English gentlemen attempt to revive old magic! Very stylish and a good performance all round. It's the sort of British TV I can watch without cringing and feeling guilty that I prefer US TV SHOWS!
I read the book it was based on. Enjoyed that. Watched most of the TV show. For me, it just lacked the understated nature of the books. The characters were too over-the-top, for me. Had I not read the book, I think I'd have liked this one more.
Tantus wrote:The Night Manager, Yet another British short-series which was well received. It is a very British spy drama, which may or may not work globally.
I could have added this to my list. Very well-made series. Hugh Laurie is great in it.[/quote]
Tantus wrote:Banshee, Easily one of the best shows in recent years. It's like, if you took an absurdly violent and sexual graphic novel and turned it into a TV show, you have Banshee..
Ah, had heard of it. But forgotten to check it out. Gonna.
Tantus wrote:The Expanse, A moderately paced sci-fi show which improves through the episodes towards a nice finale where things finally start coming together. S02 begins in a couple of months and I would recommend it.
Seen it. The story is pretty good. Not the usual procedural stuff. In my opinion, the acting is okay, but not great and production values aren't HBO-level, but I might check out season two as well.
Tantus wrote:Colony: It's like a modern day V. Aliens have occupied the Earth and a small resistance is forming. The persistent theme of the show is, would you sacrifice your family for the good fight, or become a collaborator and see them protected. The show has potential going into S02 which begins early next year.
Tried a bit of it. Looked fun, sorta. Well made and all, but the cliche's piled on quickly. Story matters to me. I bailed on it.
Tantus wrote:Marvel, Netflix are really going to town with their Marvel Superhero series of shows. Daredevil is the better of them, S02 introduces the Punisher along with one of the most violent prison scenes I've seen in recent years. And this show is rated (15)! But, Netflix needs to pick up the pace with real, challenging super-villains. Luke Cage against street thugs isn't interesting. Jessica Jones is not something I would admit to watching, but yeah... it's not a bad show. There are a host of other titles in the works and these characters will form up for a series of The Defenders next year.
I find it funny that you say 'guilty pleasure' about Jessica Jones. I know some guys that pretty much had the same reaction. Apparently, having a female lead makes it to much of a chick-thing for guys to admit to liking it. Especially because there is some 'rape-related' character-background drama involved, perhaps.
I actually quite liked it. Good story. One of the most Interesting villains I have seen. The best of the ones you mentioned, I feel. Daredevil season one was good, but it lost me during the second season. I gave Luke Cage a try as well. The writers obviously thought the way to go was to just to rehash every Harlem chilche they could come up with. The punisher? That guy looks too much like too many avatars with mesh heads I see in Second Life.
Tamar Luminos wrote:Let's see...Blacklist, Dark Matter, Penny Dreadful, Legends of Tomorrow/Flash, Good Mythical Morning/Buddy System (watch it with my son), Star v. the Forces of Evil, Steven Universe, The Regular Show in Space, The Magicians- that seems to be what we're all watching here now.
I don't know all of those. Haven't seen any of them, except Penny Dreadful (good first season, but didn't work for me at the start of season 2 and, from what I heard, it didn't get better after that).
Oor wrote:If you're not watching Planet Earth 2, there's something wrong with you.
There clearly is. But sure... who doesn't love David Attenborough's accent? Does it have penguins? I love penguins. They so funny.