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Thread: What TV shows are you watching?
16-09-2011, 10:42 AM #61
I have been on a Supernatural binge lately, seen almost two seasons the last two weeks.
16-09-2011, 01:51 PM #62
I'm still waiting on the fourth series DVD set, but series 2 and the second half of 3 are just absolutely fantastic entertainment. Oh well, I suppose that means I won't have quite as much to catch up on. BOO!
Also, enjoying Doctor Who. So couldn't wait for it to come back over the summer break. I was a little non-plussed about Let's Kill Hitler, just because it seemed rather patchy, narratively speaking, although it was enjoyable. The previous two episodes have been pretty great, particularly last week's. The Doctor being a bit of a jerk, although more justified than not, was welcome. I really like how Matt Smith's Doctor is, in my opinion, just more fleshed out than Tennant's. I feel like this one is an actual character and not the Time Lord equivalent of Jesus. I'll also throw my hat in for saying how good Arthur Darvill is. The trio, plus Alex Kingston when she's on, work together incredibly well.
I'm really excited that one of my favourite shows, Castle, is coming back on Monday night/Tuesday morning. I mean, it's not ground-breaking, original or 'fresh', but it's just polished so well, the raw entertainment factor is so good. How they manage to use every cliché and trope in the book, but still play around with them enough to stop it from getting boring. Plus, Nathan Fillion (and Stana Katic, who is every bit as good).
16-09-2011, 02:40 PM #63
Some of the stand alone episodes were up there at Buffy quality for that amalgamation of a neat concept , snappy one liners and entertainment value. I'm kind of wary about watching the 6th season though, the end of series 5 felt like a natural end point to the show to me.
I'm about to embark on watching Alias. I watched most of the first and (I think) second series back when it was on channel 4 but then proceeded to lose track of it. I remember really enjoying it though so I'm quite looking forward to seeing it all.
16-09-2011, 02:54 PM #64
I have tried watching Supernatural but the first couple of episodes have left me a bit cold to be honest, anywhere I can start to get to some of the juicy bits? Also Alias is on my to do list after I complete The Wire, i still haven't finished Season 3, I don't know why but nothing really is making em go back to it even though I think its probably one of the smartest shows ever. I guess Season 3s storyline isn't impressing me as much as 1 & 2 has.
16-09-2011, 07:54 PM #65
All seasons of the Wire are brilliant but if you need a push to get through Season 3 then all I need to do is tell you that season 4 is the brilliant-ist.
In my mind Supernatural is best watched in little bits here and there. In my mind the formulaic structure of the episodes started to grate a bit when watched in one big go. Wouldn't recommend watching random good bits though, despite the formulaic presentation the overarching plot is actually very well delivered and watching out of sequence would do it a disservice (it does take a little while to get going in season 1 to be fair). If you're going to watch a random excellent episode though then glancing at the episode list I'd plump for episode 6 of season 1 which has some excellent shape shifting shenanigans.
16-09-2011, 08:03 PM #66
Yeah, season 1 of supernatural didn't really grab me, I've used probably 4 months or so getting through the first one and a half season before something clicked and I went on this recent binge :) Not that the first season was bad, but it was pretty formulaic as Lambchops said, and suffered under the monster of the week gimmick.
16-09-2011, 10:48 PM #67
Yeah thats the thing, i can get past the monster of the week thing. I mean Fringe pretty much dropped that after the first season(though still kind of keeping it a little bit) and well I absolutely love Fringe. So I think I can take the punt of Supernatural as well.
17-09-2011, 12:32 AM #68
Monster of the week is always there to some extent but season 2 (probably my favourite season) definitely manages to get past it. As do four and five. I took a massive break from it halfway through 3 because the overarching plot and the character interactions it leads to are just weren't that interesting (especially in contrast to the absolutely superb concluding episodes of season 2.
17-09-2011, 09:22 AM #69
17-09-2011, 10:21 AM #70
I've just started watching The Wire via Lovefilm.
A mere 9 years late. :DA brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.
17-09-2011, 01:06 PM #71
17-09-2011, 01:53 PM #72
loved that program. currently on letter H.
Extremely funny and interesting. Do recommend it.
17-09-2011, 01:57 PM #73
17-09-2011, 02:46 PM #74
Yeah, The Killing is excellent, really looking forward to series 2. Never got around to Spiral though.
17-09-2011, 06:49 PM #75
Did anybody else watch Appropriate Adult? I've no idea if or to what extent they took liberties with the facts for the sake of making it but I thought it was generally well done.A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.
17-09-2011, 09:26 PM #76
Anyone else watched Raising Hope? I believe its one of better recent american comedy series. Its funny, cute but most importantly I found characters to be very interesting. Can't say whether it can survive more than 2-3 seasons but first one was very good.
19-09-2011, 09:29 AM #77
19-09-2011, 01:02 PM #78
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19-09-2011, 01:52 PM #79
19-09-2011, 04:48 PM #80The first and most of the second series are fantastic, but then it basically wraps up the main, interesting plotline and becomes something a lot more pedestrian. The later series take a nose-dive into sheer ridiculousness and none of it really comes together. It's decent enough but never gets back to being what it was.