~ THE TELLY SERIES THEAD ~

DB Cooper

peel me a grape
May 17, 2013
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Her pensioner parents are over and put on something called The Bodyguard. Nae singing in it and the main guy has the most annoying fucking accent I've ever heard on it. Listening to Scottish people on TV is painful as fuck (unless it's a Scottish show or film) but when Scottish people try and change their accent to make it better understood it's even worse.

The show was fuckin appalling anyway. Although the lead is a guy every single character of significance thus far is a woman. That in itself doesn't bother me but the deliberate undertone of it does.

Anyway, it's obviously aimed at a low information/IQ audience so I won't be watching any more of it. Like that other show with Martin Compston in it. Similar cheap, low production, inferior feel.
Accents aside, 'The Bodyguard' is decent. Have only watched a few eps so far though.
 

NSFW

Freedom Fighter
May 14, 2013
21,512
10,133
Castle Duckula.
ABC Murders

John Malkovic stars as the classic Agatha Christie detective Hercule Poirot. I was really looking forward to seeing what Malkovic would bring to this role. It was a toned down performance, but still the best thing about the show. I was a big fan of the David Suchet version as a kid, they still hold up on repeat. The rest of the cast is a let down. Rupert Grint the ginger from Harry Popper is horribly miscast, the others are mainly used because they look odd. Meh. A lot of the problem the actors had was the stodgy script that felt more Eastenders than classic TV. Several characters are written so bad it was a pain to see them on screen. Oh here is the fat chick with a heart of gold, oh here is a good looking character they'll be bad, this ugly one will actually be kind inside, he's a white so must be racist, og hes a Brit bet hes not going to understand these forward thinking foreign ways. Just bad, but without the charm. If you are going for a gritty realistic story then give people more depth.

The story is a chore. So much added natiness and crap. If you are a moron you will probably like it. Apparently Poirot holds murder mystery parties? A classic story and central character ruined. The same writer molested another Agatha Christie novel last year.
 

BigBone

Sugalowda!
Jun 13, 2012
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Tycho Station
I am the Night



Between not-to-exciting episodes of Punisher and stuff, and while waiting for True Detective to finish before binge-watch, I watched the I am the Night pilot and it's promising. So mixed-race girl living in 60s Nevada black neighborhood looks to find her white family but dark secrets and very powerful ppl. may not want her around, based on true story and whatnot. And it appears a suicidal Korean War PTSD journalist Chris Pine may be heading towards the same ppl., that's to be seen. Fine period detail and damn dat India Eisley girl be fine!
 
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DB Cooper

peel me a grape
May 17, 2013
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Watching a series on STAN at the moment called 'Escape From Dannemora.'



Have only seen 2 episodes of the 6 or 8 so far - so no spoilers - but this show really looks the goods.
 
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Joe

Jun 3, 2012
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The passage, pretty good so far, some kinda vampire/zombie type series
 

Masters

Bone 4 Tuna
May 20, 2013
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Vice City
The new Punisher was really good for the first two episodes but its predictably beginning to bore during ep3,4 and 5.

Netflix need to stop making 13 episode seasons cos people don't want to sit through constant cookie clutter filler. 10 episodes at 40mins a pop would vastly improve these shows.
 

BigBone

Sugalowda!
Jun 13, 2012
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Tycho Station
The new Punisher was really good for the first two episodes but its predictably beginning to bore during ep3,4 and 5.

Netflix need to stop making 13 episode seasons cos people don't want to sit through constant cookie clutter filler. 10 episodes at 40mins a pop would vastly improve these shows.
Don't worry, they stopped making any episode Marvel shows, per Disney order. But I agree, the first season should'v been 8 episodes, the 2nd 6.
 
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mandela

CHB Führer
May 16, 2013
21,850
9,656
Scotland
Just finished S3 of The Last Kingdom. It's fuckin' good, man. I like it. Was disappointed with S5 of Vikings so jumped on this and been impressed.

More entertaining that gripping but definitely worth watching.

Also been watching The Expanse. Only 5 episodes in and it's pretty shit, so far. just a bit boring, feels cheap and the accents are annoying.
 
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