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The Boys

I've no idea why prossibly cause of imdb rating ive watched the first episode and as a Watchmen style adult real consequences superhero story... the pilot was surprisingly all right.
 

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The Americans (2013-2018)


Damn The Americans had a spectacular, thoughtful, subdued and masterful ending - a rare sublime finish. I mostly found the show good TV, sometimes great (period detail, plus Keri Russell & Margo Martindale dominating every scene), sometimes dragged too long (should've been just 4 seasons, less family and Stan my neighbor is an F-B-I agent plot), but it sure did end on a high note, surprising me exactly how.

Too bad it never reached the intensity of Chernobyl, as some spy shenanigans were over-blown for ratings purposes -, according to experts and testimonies however, spy shit wasn't THAT different back in the day, nor it is today, and think about that for a moment. There's likely 2nd generation, US-born (post)-Soviet active spies in higher US positions, and The Americans captured this subversive idea very well, always keeping the viewers rooting for the bad guys, and yet keeping the moral compass in their viewers hands. You be the judge of the Jennings, and my judgement is pretty darn negative, country or not.

Last but not least, a round of applause for ppl. behind the masks, make-up and disguises, our characters were utterly believable as about 30 different looking person, and the last few seasons intelligently kept upping the focus on characters and the backdrop of real-life 80s events, with less and less over-dramatized spy shit happening. Well done all and everyone watch your back, you cause never know.
 
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Finished the first series of Peaky Blinders there. Took me three years but I got there. Its good and kept me entertained. I'm about 3 seasons behind so I'll rate it when I've caught up.
 

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I'm halfway into the documentary series The Staircase and find it very very interesting.
 
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Barry season 2 went out with an absolute blast, adding to 2019's list of ATG TV moments.

BoJack Horseman, Atlanta, Barry - I consider these next-level television: they are short, compacified, unbound by genre rules, hilarious, deeply human and utterly unpredictable. There are no warning signs when are you going to laugh so hard the neighbor comes banging on your door and when you'll sit in front of the telly watching credits in chilling silence. The episodes rony/lilly and berkman > block are worlds apart, and yet somehow fit into the same twisted, brilliant world presented by the talented Bill Hader.
 

DB Cooper

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Just started watching a 10 part series called 'YOU'.

It is about a guy who works in a bookshop, serves a girl and then decides to stalk her.

Shaping up as a good show.
 
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Got intopeaky blinders last week.

Flew through season 1 and 2, which were great. Into season 3 now, which although still good is a bit of a drag imo.
 
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Watching Mindreaders on Netflix . Season two has just been put on.
Really good drama , looking at the beginnings of behavioral science in the FBI.
It has 98% on rotten tomatoes I think .
 
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REDC

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Watching Mindreaders on Netflix . Season two has just been put on.
Really good drama , looking at the beginnings of behavioral science in the FBI.
It has 98% on rotten tomatoes I think .
I guess you meant Mindhunter.
Added to the list, thanks.
 

DB Cooper

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Started watching last night a UK made series called 'CHEAT'.

It begins by raising the question who killed a man who is the husband of a teacher, and the suspects are his wife and one of the wife's female students. Then we are taken back in time and the story unfolds with many twists and turns already.

2 parts screened last night and I think the concluding 2 parts screen next week.

Interesting show.
 

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Started watching the HBO miniseries The Jinx about Robert Durst. Pretty good so far.
 
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Started watching the HBO miniseries The Jinx about Robert Durst. Pretty good so far.
Yep The Jinx is very good. Kinda kicked off the whole demand for true crime shows. Especially the way is was put together and edited.