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*** Official TV Thread ***

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by markysimmo, 14 Jan 2012.

  1. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Edgar Davids

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    Yea I think it is up there with the Escobar ones.
     
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  2. billyiddo

    billyiddo Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    Yeah Narcos Mexico is excellent, essential viewing considering some of the brick that people seem happy enough to watch.

    I would say that they have padded the story out somewhat but that didn't bother me as i love the look/feel of the show and so the slower episodes aren't a problem.


    The Shield is now on Amazon Prime, heard good things and so will make that my next watch - first episode gets things off to a good start.
     
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  3. scaramanga

    scaramanga Ralph Coates Staff Member

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    I tried the first season of that - formulaic trash IMO
     
  4. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Paul Robinson

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    I do start watching some stuff, enjoy it, then the 'formulaic trash' thought creeps into my head. It can be curtains for most things once that's happened.

    I need (want) something to basically affect me or leave an imprint on my memory forever for it to deserve my time and attention.
     
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  5. Daisuk

    Daisuk Jimmy McCormick

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    It's great. I think I might like the Mexico seasons even more than the Escobar ones.
     
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  6. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    All of them are fantastic watching
     
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  7. awesome dawson

    awesome dawson Mauricio Taricco

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    The US Civil War on CNN and other news channels is essential viewing today.
     
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  8. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Cecil Poynton

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    FWIW I really enjoyed The Shield back when it was first broadcast on TV and it was one of the few series (alongside The Wire, Sopranos and Deadwood) that I purchased the DVD box-set of in order to lend discs to mates.

    No idea whether The Shield has aged well over past couple of decades but if you’re a fan of Justified then should be up your street.
     
  9. awesome dawson

    awesome dawson Mauricio Taricco

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    Watching the Oscar Pistorius/Blade Runner 30 for 30 docuseries on ESPN at the moment. Interesting viewing especially for those with ties to South Africa.

    The headline in one South African newspaper on the day after the shooting of "Blade Gunner" was worth an award.
     
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  10. scaramanga

    scaramanga Ralph Coates Staff Member

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    Headlines and porn titles - punning in its purest and most genius form.
     
  11. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Barry Daines

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    Not as good as Narcos. S1 of Mexico is good but S2 i just couldn’t get into it. Had it on in the background but wasn’t really paying attention.
    I actually thought season 3 of narcos was excellent even in spite of Escobar’s absence. Pena is one of the best characters in the show and Pedro Pascal has gone on to great things since.
     
  12. greatwhitenorf

    greatwhitenorf Clint Dempsey

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    Ripping through season 5 of The Expanse. Awesome.

    Saw it being described once as Game of Thrones In Space. Took a season or two to appreciate that, but it's true. Great plot lines, fun characters, well cast and terrific special effects. My wife and I have fun picking out the locations of where some scenes are shot, in and around our futuristic - and heavily arted-up - hometown of Toronto.

    I came for the zero gravity sex scenes and stayed for the anti-gravity magnetic shoes.

    Oh, and Bossmang, da belta patois an' tattoos.
     
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  13. Mosquito_Coasting

    Mosquito_Coasting Niko Kranjcar

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    I liked the Shield a lot too, watched it last decade and it had aged fine. It might not be a top, top tier show but it's a solid eight out of ten one for me. There are plenty of moments in the saintly Wire which are cheesy and over the top. I don't think the Shield was going for that realism, more cartoonish like Breaking Bad or Justified. There's a lot of art in that style too.
     
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  14. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Vic Buckingham

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    Agree with this 400%
     
  15. Daisuk

    Daisuk Jimmy McCormick

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    Just saw the first episode of Fargo season 4. It's weird! But in a good way, I think. Really weird.
     
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    parklane1 David Ginola

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    I loved the first three seasons, not started on the forth yet.
     
  17. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Cecil Poynton

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    Ditto, still waiting to discover when Channel 4 will finally broadcast latest season.
     

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