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I watched "The Grinder" and have to admit, it was pretty good.



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I've liked Rob Lowe since the West Wing...

One of my all-time favorite series...

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Started watching Blunt Talk. A few episodes in and I quite like it. It's quirky. I'm a fan on Patrick Stewart, which is why I gave it a chance to begin with

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Started watching Blunt Talk. A few episodes in and I quite like it. It's quirky. I'm a fan on Patrick Stewart, which is why I gave it a chance to begin with

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Harry: Would you like a Valium or a Xanax with your whiskey?

Walter: Ooohhhh, would it be unwise to have both?

Love this show...

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And I have to give another shout out to Rick and Morty.

Fantastic fun. First couple were slow, but now they found their groove.

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Harry: Would you like a Valium or a Xanax with your whiskey?

Walter: Ooohhhh, would it be unwise to have both?

Love this show...

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Watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine, really cracking me up. Great show to relax.

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Where do you find out about all these new shows?

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Where do you find out about all these new shows?

No idea, it was in my show list for a long time, just finished another series and thought I'd watch it. Loved it immediately.

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The 2nd season of Fargo starts tonight on FX. Homeland and The Affair already started their seasons... After one of the worst season ending episodes of Homeland, I am not sure I am going to watch this, it probably has jumped the shark anyway...

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Imagine Germany and Japan being at cold war with each other. The USA is split into Japanese Pacific and German Eastern territories with a Rocky Mountain States neutral buffer zone between them. So if you are ready for this, you can watch Man in the high castle, a Philip K. Dick original from 1962 alternate history on Amazon Prime.

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Man, Fargo is easily the best thing on TV right now. Here is a user opinion from Reddit, just try to make sense of it if you don't watch the show:

"I feel like the whole "UFO angle" is more a metaphor than anything tangible or real. It's shining a light on the uncertainty of the external forces that are coming in and upsetting the quiet status quo, like Mike Mulligan and the KC Mob, or the cancer, or Ronald Reagan."

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Started watching "Almost Human", 8.1 rating on IMDB

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It's a short series, only one season before it was cancelled. So far (4 episodes in), I really enjoy it, the comedy is great enough for me to bust out with some LOL's and the story is different enough to be fresh.

I really hate when networks cancel good shows like this without giving them a chance. Hopefully Netflix or Amazon will pick this one up one day, but probably not.



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I found this pretty funny, enough to make me want to watch more of James Corden shows on late night. I am not a Bieber guy so the fact that I still found it good makes me think this show is worth watching.



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Started watching "Almost Human", 8.1 rating on IMDB

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It's a short series, only one season before it was cancelled. So far (4 episodes in), I really enjoy it, the comedy is great enough for me to bust out with some LOL's and the story is different enough to be fresh.

I really hate when networks cancel good shows like this without giving them a chance. Hopefully Netflix or Amazon will pick this one up one day, but probably not.

I thought 'Almost Human' was decent. It was one of the shows we watched with the kids that all of us found acceptable. Was surprised that they cancelled it so quickly, but I guess most of America prefer's the Batchelor and the Voice and other programs that I think are trash

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I thought 'Almost Human' was decent. It was one of the shows we watched with the kids that all of us found acceptable. Was surprised that they cancelled it so quickly, but I guess most of America prefer's the Batchelor and the Voice and other programs that I think are trash

Probably expensive. Networks don't give shows a chance to acquire fans these days. I don't even start watching a series until I see how long it survives because I don't want to get invested then it be cancelled.

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Try Jessica Jones. It's a enjoyable and a little different.

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I've been watching a series called Continuum.



The series had a nice 4 year run. The basic premise is that corporations rule the world, where the Congress is openly ruled by corporations best interests (similar to now, just more brazenly public).

The lead actress gets sent back in time 60 years to try and change the past, and in doing so you can basically see the very difficult decisions that she and her friends have to make and they ultimately end up creating the problem (not a huge spoiler, forgive me).

I found there to be a lot of parallels of how this fantasy world mimics our own, and some of the very likely decisions the government and police, pushed by corporations, are likely to roll out in the future to all be pretty believable.

There is of course a sci-fi spin, but it's not excessive or over done. There are hints of a police drama and sci-fi drama combined into one. The production values remained very high during the entire series, and if you are a sci-fi fan then you'll appreciate the use of special effects in the series.

I would recommend checking it out!

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For lack of a better place to put this. I love Jon Stewart...

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Tonight I'm binge watching "F is for Family", a new Netflix show. If the first few minutes are any indication, this is going to be fantastic.

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I just started watching this... Pretty good so far.

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Tonight I'm binge watching "F is for Family", a new Netflix show. If the first few minutes are any indication, this is going to be fantastic.

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I binged watched this last night, and it's awesome.



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Greetings,

I recently binged on a USA network series called "Mr. Robot."Initially, I was skeptical because of the subject matter ( hacking teenager) and having never heard of this show. I was pleasantly surprised; the lead actor is quite good and the stories kept me coming back for more.

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The story of Pablo Escobar and the Medellin cartel. At their height, they were pulling in $60 million A DAY. An addictive series.

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The story of Pablo Escobar and the Medellin cartel. At their height, they were pulling in $60 million A DAY. An addictive series.

i tried this one but the first episode kinda dragged, is it really worth watching even for someone who has very high ADD and gets distracted easy?

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i tried this one but the first episode kinda dragged, is it really worth watching even for someone who has very high ADD and gets distracted easy?

I can't say as I don't have ADD, but it definitely picks up. You know how first episodes are, a setup for what is to follow.

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The story of Pablo Escobar and the Medellin cartel. At their height, they were pulling in $60 million A DAY. An addictive series.

I mentioned it to my girlfriend just now and she... disapproves... 'Another F$%***^ Escobar Series!!' She instead suggested that "stupid ignorant USA producers go to Saudi next and do a TV series obliquely glorifying the life of Bin-Laden because he too was quite interesting considering his life achievements and it would not be endlessly insensitive to Colombians who lost half their families to the monster Escobar" (roughly translated from very fast Spanish). Touchy.

However... we are both loving the new Ash vs Evil Dead series so peace is restored! Sam Rami himself is directing it I'm not a big horror fan (I don't scare..) but Evil Dead II is a classic, Army of Darkness not bad either and Bubba-Ho-Tep was robbed at the Oscars IMHO. Bruce Campbell being the greatest American actor's chin of his generation is still in fighting form as Ash returns to fight the dead-ites.


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I mentioned it to my girlfriend just now and she... disapproves... 'Another F$%***^ Escobar Series!!' She instead suggested that "stupid ignorant USA producers go to Saudi next and do a TV series obliquely glorifying the life of Bin-Laden because he too was quite interesting considering his life achievements and it would not be endlessly insensitive to Colombians who lost half their families to the monster Escobar" (roughly translated from very fast Spanish). Touchy.

When said like that it puts a lot of these shows/films into perspective.

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When said like that it puts a lot of these shows/films into perspective.

No intention to be a big downer but the venom of her reaction was palpable so I put that in.

Escobar has a legacy, some here (all uneducated) still think he was a hero, in the weird way the most destitute somehow love the hardest man who gives them crumbs... from the loaf he stole from them. His "legend" needs to fade as just like Hitler, there are young men who now years later will see him as a hero/antihero and not just an unmitigated evil bastard who deserves no glory. Commercially profiting from this (with a slicker image and cooler soundtrack than before?) is ugly, particularly when there have been so many shows and movies already. The same producers would unlikely have the balls to do something similar about the living El Chapo Guzman as disapproval might be fatal.

They will wait until only the victim's families remain to be offended. (ok.. Breaking Bad went there with "Guzman" but with a very fictional version).

Anyhoo Ash vs Evil dead is very very gory however if dark humor and massive cheese is your thing sometimes..

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I mentioned it to my girlfriend just now and she... disapproves... 'Another F$%***^ Escobar Series!!' She instead suggested that "stupid ignorant USA producers go to Saudi next and do a TV series obliquely glorifying the life of Bin-Laden because he too was quite interesting considering his life achievements and it would not be endlessly insensitive to Colombians who lost half their families to the monster Escobar" (roughly translated from very fast Spanish). Touchy.

However... we are both loving the new Ash vs Evil Dead series so peace is restored! Sam Rami himself is directing it I'm not a big horror fan (I don't scare..) but Evil Dead II is a classic, Army of Darkness not bad either and Bubba-Ho-Tep was robbed at the Oscars IMHO. Bruce Campbell being the greatest American actor's chin of his generation is still in fighting form as Ash returns to fight the dead-ites.


Actually, not even close to glorifying him.

Doesn't she know USA only glorifies USA?

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Actually, not even close to glorifying him.

Doesn't she know USA only glorifies USA?

Fair point, yes, she has some idea To cheer her up earlier.. she nearly passed out laughing at this clip from Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle (during a BBC comedian's debate about Scottish Independence).

Frankie is famously equally acerbic/awful with everyone, its off topic for the thread but he has an characteristic Scottish take on US style conflict movies. I guess including shows like Homeland (which I have not seen myself but I'm told is a good example of very naughty scripting, poor Clare Danes, I still think your hot

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Just caught up and finished season 2 of Fargo. I have to say, both seasons really impressed me. It's probably one of the best TV shows going right now.

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Just caught up and finished season 2 of Fargo. I have to say, both seasons really impressed me. It's probably one of the best TV shows going right now.

I finished the final episode of season 2 an hour ago as I have flu today and binging. Its very good indeed. Love the laconic feel but there's plenty of intelligent writing.

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I just finished watching a German mini-series on Netflix called Generation War. Kind of like "Friends," but with a Third Reich twist. If you like World War 2 history you'll like this. The combat scenes are well done.




Now I'm watching Rectify. As a defense lawyer, one thing I don't understand is if the main character's sentence was vacated (different from having a conviction overturned) how can he be released from prison? This is a capital crime, for which you can be held without bail, so he should still be incarcerated while waiting a new trial. I mean no way are they going to release the guy while facing a death penalty charge. But I guess it wouldn't make for good television if he was still sitting in jail. But it's a good show if you like slow character dramas.


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4 episodes in and i'm hooked.

Has potential to be the next big Scifi hit.

https://www.syfy.com/theexpanse ( I think you can watch the first 4 episodes for free here)

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Just watched the first episode of The Shannara Chronicles. Ok, I'm not much into fantasy genre as an increasingly middle aged man (GofT excepted) but as I own The Sword of Shannara (signed first edition, 1977 mint)... everybody is encourages to worship this series

Its visually well produced and Terry Brooks (author) is supervising the script and shooting with MTV. Not bad. Something to watch with the GF anyway and if no GF, it has a sexy Elvin princess.



Currently free to watch first episodes:
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of course if outside the US you need a proxy, Hola extension in Chrome worked fine for me and free (if you trust it) but I always switch it off when not using it.

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A did you watch.. but RIP Dan Haggerty


'Grizzly Adams' actor Dan Haggerty dies at 74 from cancer - BBC News

They called me Mad Jack...

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the big bang theory
sons of anarchy
and all japanese anime series.
(c-control the money of soul and possibility good japanese anime talking about Trading and financial world)

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This looks pretty cool :



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I have just ran into a new SyFy series, the execution is pretty good considering it is such a small network. The music is also excellent:


"The Expanse is an American space opera / mystery science fiction drama television series on Syfy, based on the series of novels by James S. A. Corey. Set in a future where humanity has colonized the Solar System, it follows police detective Miller (Thomas Jane), ship's officer Jim Holden (Steven Strait), and his crew as they unravel a conspiracy that threatens peace across the System and the survival of humanity."

The first episode:


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Finally Amazon has finished and released the whole series of Mad Dogs. This is the American version of the UK original, that had 2 seasons, I enjoyed it much. There is one actor who is in both versions.

The story is 4 best friends visiting a friend in Belize, where things suddenly go South and they get into deeper and deeper shits, like murder, drug lords and such. Glorious beaches, boats and houses, I like these kind of adventures, Belize is probably similar place where Big Mike lives...

Here is the trailer:


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Tonight is the start of OJ vs. The People on FX.

Tomorrow is the Madoff 2 part miniseries on ABC, I think...

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Just watched episode 4 and 5 of billions... love it

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Tonight is the start of OJ vs. The People on FX.

I think we're getting this, over here, a couple of weeks behind you. Our next one will be the fourth episode, but I think you've seen five episodes already?

I'm enjoying it greatly. It's had mixed reviews, over here, though. Specifically, there's quite a bit of criticism of Travolta's performance as Robert Shapiro as being "over the top", but my guess is that it's actually pretty subdued, compared with Shapiro's own everyday behaviour.

Courtney Vance is particularly good, as Johnnie Cochran.

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Specifically, there's quite a bit of criticism of Travolta's performance as Robert Shapiro as being "over the top", but my guess is that it's actually pretty subdued, compared with Shapiro's own everyday behaviour.

Courtney Vance is particularly good, as Johnnie Cochran.

I think Shapiro was like that. (that idiot actually asked for a vote if anybody on their team thought OJ was guilty) The story is pretty much spot on, what really happened. There are a few little inaccuracies like Kato wasn't there watching the slow chase with the family, and obviously some made up conversations, but other than that, it is history. I mention this for younger readers.

The shot when they showed Fuhrman admiring his German memorabilia was priceless.

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I think Shapiro was like that. (that idiot actually asked for a vote if anybody on their team thought OJ was guilty) The story is pretty much spot on, what really happened. There are a few little inaccuracies like Kato wasn't there watching the slow chase with the family, and obviously some made up conversations, but other than that, it is history. I mention this for younger readers.

The shot when they showed Fuhrman admiring his German memorabilia was priceless.

I also thought the very first 30 seconds of the first episode set the context very well (and without understanding that, there's perhaps no way their younger viewers are going to understand what happened and why/how).

Interesting that this alleged "OJ knife" is currently in the news, as the show airs.

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I has been out a while but I just became aware they made a 3 part of the seminal Arthur C. Clarke book.

Thanks Brexit one good thing from you anyway. I was trying to explain aspects of manufactured consent to my philosophy PhD girlfriend and found it.

Not bad, I'm into 2nd episode now.

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I have just ran into a new SyFy series, the execution is pretty good considering it is such a small network. The music is also excellent:

"The Expanse ..."

I have just binge watched the first season of the Expanse and while being quite a demanding hard sci-fi fan I must say the show is possibly the best sci-fi I watched in the last few years. What makes it stand out is technological realism - entire action happens in the solar system, so no need for physics bending engines or far-too-human-like alien proxies.
Where it lacks a bit is social realism - it seems tv-show writers/producers nowadays can't imagine (or allow) anything other than a linear social progress in their works. I will most likely be reading the original book series as it got me curious.

The good news is there will be Season 2 airing in February:




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Where it lacks a bit is social realism - it seems tv-show writers/producers nowadays can't imagine (or allow) anything other than a linear social progress in their works. I will most likely be reading the original book series as it got me curious.

I think this is the most realistic social future I watch the series every day on Fox & CNN.



I have started the new Dirk Gently's holistic detective agency. Huge fan of the books, keeping an open mind on the changes of characters and venue (Dirk could not be more different to the books) but so far so good.

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