~ THE TELLY SERIES THEAD ~

mandela

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Watched this show called All American.

Apparently a true story about a kid who gets pulled out of a shit school and into a top school with great football program. i was thinking it'd be like Friday Night Lights without the soap opera crap tat ruined it. Like a real gritty struggle of rags to riches type shit. How fuckin wrong was i, ffs. It started off decent but after about 2 episodes turned into to some Beverly Hills 90210 bullshit that teenage lassies watch.

Actually embarrassed to say I was tricked into watchn this shit..
 

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Chernobyl is absolutely fantastic, dark atmosphere, you don't need any special effects, history and the knowledge that practically everyone on screen will die eventually due to radiation creates incredible tension. Both the visuals, the sound design, performances and writing are top notch. You may not like this grim, relentless, slow pressure it's building cause it's not heading toward any sort of happy ending, but this style never stopped The Wire delivering something special, did it?
 
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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5348176/

Chernobyl is so intense in fact, I need to chill down with something lighter so I've started watching HBO's Barry... which is about a hit man wanting out to pursue a career as an... actor. And it works! Very odd black comedy with well refined main character possibly suffering from military PTSD and social reintegration. Between over the top gory action and acting gigs with Kurosawa and other references, plus the oddball backhand humor, it has a darker drama side and I look forward finding out where it goes. Definitely more than what the plot promises.



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And of course it's cool down time with the hilarious second season of Happy!, the most pleasant surprise I've found a few months back. It's an ex-cop sorta-hitman on PCP & all sorts of drugs starting to see a CGI doll unicorn that tells him he has a daughter to save. Just like the best season of Preacher, it gets weirder, more bizarre, absolutely gory and utterly hilarious each episode. What a breath of fresh (stinking, alcoholic, druggy, rotter) air. Christopher Meloni is legendary with his faces and Patton Oswalt is hilarious with his adorable, naive imaginary flying friendly doll. LOVELY SHOW!

 
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Finished Daredevil tonight. Thought it was very good and an improvement on season 2. This character fuckin thrives in a gritty crime setting. Him fighting ninjas and shit was fun for a little while but it got old. Thank fuck they brought the Kingpin back. The bloke that plays him is fuckin brilliant in the role.

How this show hasn't gotten some major awards for the stunts I'll never know. Every season has one continuous shot of him fighting but this seasons one while a little different is arguably the best. The fuckin thing goes on for 10 minutes non stop.

The bloke that plays Bullseye was brilliant too. I only ever saw the character in the film but I really liked the way they handled him her. The bloke that plays him looks like a younger version of Michael Shannon. Anyway I'll give it a good 7/10 as there were a few things that pissed me off about it like Matt's constant annoying self pitying in the beginning but it was a class fuckin show.

Also the bastsrds over at Netflix and Marvel only went and cancelled the show. Cunts.
 

Masters

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Just one episode in but I already like it a lot. Its pure Shane Meadows. That pub scene was well done , with the flat and warm vodka and coke! We've all been there.
 
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Deadwood - The Movie

13 years after cancellation, it's no small miracle that one of the best series ever gets a proper conclusion. 110 short minutes, 10 years of plot holes to deal with and swan songs to deliver, it's rather a long, slow TV episode than a standalone epic. Not much in terms of action or twists, it's half look at our main characters' lives and half concluding the George Hearst plot line.

It's a strange mixture and I'm surprised it didn't go full 150 minutes following a classic western plot line, but revisiting the Gem, seeing E.B. and Wu and listening to Swegin's poetry makes any fan's eyes teary. Once again: fuck you HBO for cancelling Deadwoow... but also thx brah 4 the late, bittersweet finish.
 
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Now what I don't get is if HBO opted to open its wallet, booked all the important major characters and rebuilt the sets on location or in CGI, what stopped them from ordering a 4-episode, 5-hour miniseries? I bet this "movie" wasn't cheap, but considering all was in place, beefing it up could've been dome quite cheap. Anyways...
 

mandela

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Rewatching Californication.

Absolutely magnificent show.

It does make me want to leave my missus, quit my job and live off my looks and charisma though. Which would end in AIDS.
 
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DB Cooper

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Completed watching 6 part mini-series called 'The Bay'.

Very watchable police drama. Has the Broadchurch feel about it.

8.5/10
 
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Just one episode in but I already like it a lot. Its pure Shane Meadows. That pub scene was well done , with the flat and warm vodka and coke! We've all been there.
I managed 2 episodes before I started slashing my wrist.

Fine acting is Impressive to watch but fuck me it was boring. It's a shame because prior to this, I have loved everything SG has done. The first 10 minutes of ep2 I thought I was watching some shitty Indie music video.
 
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Slick Ric

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Rewatching Californication.

Absolutely magnificent show.

I does make me want to leave my missus, quit my job and live off my looks and charisma though. Which would end in AIDS.
AIDS only happens to homosexuals, hard drug users and black people. You know, those for whom it was intended.
 
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Rewatching Californication.

Absolutely magnificent show.

I does make me want to leave my missus, quit my job and live off my looks and charisma though. Which would end in AIDS.
I'm tempted to do the same. Madeline Zima is always good for a wank. Hank Moody is a very underrated TV character.
 
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Watching season 9 of TWD. I did the Philo TV/AMC Premiere free trial just to finish this fucking series. I'm hate watching it. The writing has just completely fallen off a cliff, but I feel like I'm in it for the long haul now. Anyways, there are moments that are good, but fuck me, they're few and far between. The whole civil war angle would've been a great idea, but I'm thinking it's not happening.
 

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Watching season 9 of TWD. I did the Philo TV/AMC Premiere free trial just to finish this fucking series. I'm hate watching it. The writing has just completely fallen off a cliff, but I feel like I'm in it for the long haul now. Anyways, there are moments that are good, but fuck me, they're few and far between. The whole civil war angle would've been a great idea, but I'm thinking it's not happening.

When you hear someone is still watching TWD it makes me think of those Christian missionaries that went to Japan in the film Silence.



 
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When you hear someone is still watching TWD it makes me think of those Christian missionaries that went to Japan in the film Silence.



They're lucky zombies are my favorite thing ever. I don't know what the fuck happened to the series, though. Even their stars are fucking leaving. Went from being gritty and survival to being some stupid thing about creating paradise. Completely jumped the shark.

I've read they're going to make a movie. Andrew Lincoln sounded like a fucking whiner. Dude quit the show because he wanted to spend time with his family!? Dude needs a speech from Alec Baldwin.
 
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Just wanted to say that TWD finally brought an actor that can act. The lady that whispers is one hell of a fucking actress. She's acting circles around the cast, and it's making the show's weak-point show. Very good villain, but the show has huge pacing issues. My god, after the first two and last two episode, the show is complete and utter fucking garbage. Anyways, I doubt anyone is still watching this show considering the ratings I've heard are dropping.
 

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Euphoria (2019)



So this supposed to B HBO's next big thing after Chernobyl, but rather than starring grumpy old men cleaning up radiation it has drug & sex addicted young girls cleaning up cum stains. Tits, complexities, period pads and naughty language... and a totally uninteresting opening episode despite all the style it desperately tries to create atmosphere. Reminder to self: don't judge the series by the pilot, so I'll be back. However, if u seen anything like Kids (1995) and other "real" fucked-up coming of age flicks, this will feel like nothing groundbreaking. But it very well may become very good at some point.
 
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