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    Massive spoilers for those who haven't seen season 1, but...AHHHHHHH! TEASER FOR ORPHAN BLACK SEASON 2! AHHHH! Mad Men and Orphan Black in the same week. AHHHHHH! *Faints*
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    Just watch the entire Nathan Barley in one sitting. Created by Chris Morris and Charlie Brooker should give you a good idea, but if not, there's only two frames needed:

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    Extended version of the last scene from the most recent Parks & Rec. Where would they even keep that?

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    There is something inherently wonderful about Parks & Rec. I wish more good TV was made with a genuine warmth like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somini View Post
    Just watch the entire Nathan Barley in one sitting.
    Such an eerily prophetic show.
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    Hannibal. First season was hit-and-miss for the most part, but if the last two episodes are anything to go by we should be in for a treat this time around. It's dripping with style, the writing is solid, the horror is excellent and Mikkelsen does a great job as the titular character. Definitely worth checking out.

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    Didn't know Twin Peaks has a comedy element. It has an amazing cast, the weird stuff is really weird, and I've only seen 3 episodes.
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    Well, last night sure was entertaining. The premier of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey gave me a science boner and then watching the season finale of True Detective almost killed it. Finished off with some Shameless for good measure.

    All in all a great night for watching the tube.
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    Stewart Lee is still probably the best comedian out there and he is absolutely killing it with his Comedy Vehicle. Still not to sure I get the in between interview segments or why they seem to find it necessary to make a film at the end that is just one of his jokes.

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    Yeah I've also been enjoying Comedy Vehicle, I don't know why but the "Crap stone Crapstone" bit in the first episode had me laughing way more than was perhaps justified. I'm enjoying the interviews just for the disdainful expressions Chris Morris employs every so often.

    Also been watching the new series of Jonathan Creek which is as reliably inexplicably enjoyable as ever. I can't help feeling it should be awful but it simply isn't.

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    I need to watch the second Stewart Lee Comedy Vehicle, although I enjoyed the first one of this series a lot. Caaaaaaan't say the same about Jonathon Creek, where the first episode of this series was terrible, enough to make me want to skip it. I hadn't seen the previous special, hearing similar things, but perhaps it's time this show should be put out of its misery, given that its best is clearly way behind.
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    Finale of True Detective....not everyone liked it judging by the reviews, but I thought it was effective. High bar set for whomever is involved in next season.
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    I don't know why but the "Crap stone Crapstone" bit in the first episode had me laughing way more than was perhaps justified.


    I didn't entirly get that one at the start I'm afraid so I laughed probably more then necessary at the Shit Tonne joke almost double laughing at the joke to compensate me missing the first one.

    I need to watch the second Stewart Lee Comedy Vehicle, although I enjoyed the first one of this series a lot.


    I definitely recommend it I think its probably his strongest yet and a lot of step up from the first season. The crisps episode has probably the best silliest joke I've ever heard.

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    Finale of True Detective....not everyone liked it judging by the reviews, but I thought it was effective. High bar set for whomever is involved in next season.
    I'm glad they took the direction they did. The series was ultimately about Cohle and Hart, 'true detectives.' Mystery provided a backdrop.

    Also started watching House of Cards. It's holding my interest for the time being, but something about it feels... formulaic, maybe? Spacey has the only truly interesting character on the series, and I'm not sure how long Adventures in American Politics with Majority Whip Underwood can go before it turns stale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrestledwithgod View Post
    Also started watching House of Cards. It's holding my interest for the time being, but something about it feels... formulaic, maybe? Spacey has the only truly interesting character on the series, and I'm not sure how long Adventures in American Politics with Majority Whip Underwood can go before it turns stale.
    You can try the original UK series, I never seen it. But for politics you can't go better than The Thick of It. Truly amazing, I don't say this lightly. Perhaps Yes Minister too, albeit it's a bit too old to spot the current affairs swipes.

    Anyway, finished the first season of Twin Peaks with a freaking cliffhanger. Those guys are evil. This is a really good show. It's structured like a soap, but it's much more intricate. 6 or 7 love triangles, murder-mystery suspense, gloved hands practising crimes. The acting and the writing is top notch, and the budget is not lavish, but doesn't allow it to slide into camp.
    The intro is about a minute and a half of credits, with birds, Washington state landscapes and a great saw-sharpening machine that's a treat to watch. All this tied together with perfect moody music by Angelo Badalamenti. Lynchean mindfucks are toned down, or perhaps more appropriately, as yet to be developed. I'll see what season 2 will bring.
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    I doubt the new House of Cards would offer up anything actively used in contemporary politics as good as the original:



    It's as if those milling around in the House of Commons don't realise why they're silly for saying it, but there you go. As for Yes, Minister (and then later, Yes, Prime Minister), it's just the satire of its day, much like The Thick of It is appropriate for the politics of now. They have a go at the same things, just with different attitudes. Yes, Minister is laced in detailing the farce of bureaucracy, whilst TToI shows how the need to maintain public image is so damaging. Besides, Yes, Minister is still eerily accurate.
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    Yeah I found American House of Cards surprisingly weightless as a show and I just couldn't really bother finishing it. I mean the problem is there really isn't much drama to anything yes its kind of entertaining for Kevin Spacey to do his evil speeches to the camera and get his way but it happens every single episode, there is no drama to it, there is no real opposition to it(or if there is it doesn't feel truly opposed to it like a brick wall just a small fence that can easily be jumped over) and there really is no point to it cause you don't really get anyone's true motivation for doing it apart from Revenge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrestledwithgod View Post
    I'm glad they took the direction they did. The series was ultimately about Cohle and Hart, 'true detectives.' Mystery provided a backdrop.
    Agreed. Saying that when they found Carcosa I was like 'GTFO of there Rust, nothing good can come from walking into that nightmare fuel'

    Also actor in a mini-series Emmy in the bag for MM next year no doubt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The JG Man View Post
    Oh my, this is just awesome. I see where tToI got it's obsession with civil servants.
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    That's not a TToI thing, or even an Armando Iannucci thing, it's just an English(/British?) thing. Yes, Minister was well known for having Sir Humphrey, the main civil servant to the minister, go into hasty tirades about this, that and the other showing both a vast knowledge of all things, as well as a lack of caring about them too. They were often very funny. Much of the episodes were too and having seen a few fairly recently (around the time the remade version came out, which is really not very good at all) they absolutely still work, perhaps showing the politics doesn't really change that much anyhow...

    If people like TToI, they owe it to themselves to check out Yes, Minister. The style of humour is different, but it's just as clever and witty.

    Got round to watching the second Stewart Lee Comedy Vehicle...man, the absurdity of the cab routine absolutely got me, only for it then to come back around again at the end. Hilarious stuff. Loved the jab at his audience though. The ending joke was great too, if only for revelling in original Doctor Who-esque special effects.
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