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  #1047959 19-May-2014 12:40
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The West Wing via Netflix, the best writing of any series I've seen on TV. Seriously. So many twists and turns, brilliant characters, and palpable tension. It hasn't aged a day either. 

I'm enjoying The Blacklist too but the female lead is really starting to annoy me. Weak writing in some of her parts backed up by sometimes weak delivery. That, and her makeup is flawless 24x7 she's just not as believable as she needs to be. By contrast, James Spader is incredible really, think he was almost born for that sort of role. 

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  #1047967 19-May-2014 12:54
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Jas777: The new series on TV ONE - Intelligence got cancelled. Is it not very good? Looks like it is a procedural with a different story every week rather than on going stories.

 

Yep.  CBS canceled it after season 1 of 13 episode.   May get picked up by another network.  Have my TiVo set to record it tonite..




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  #1047996 19-May-2014 13:46
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stuzzo: Broadchurch, this has to be the most tedious piece of television to come along in a while. So disappointing because it came with such hype, nominations(and winning) awards, all star cast, viewership in the UK etc.

The theme has been done to death and you wondered, how can they do it differently? They couldn't and it didn't deliver.


you're not alone mate.

almost total snoozeville.

it didn't even look that good in hd (i've seen it on bd and network tv).

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  #1048082 19-May-2014 14:53
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Rake on Netflix - missed the opening episodes on FTA

Just finished S2 of House of Cards - loved that.

Couple of Ken Burns doco's on Netflix - The Civil War and The West

Ric Burns' New York doco from YouTube on iPad via Chromecast to telly.

At the other end of the spectrum, we series-record a lot of America's Funniest Home Videos and play them just watching the clips (ffd the ads and comments BS) - get real belly laughs from a lot of that.

Also really like Stephen Fry's QI.

Want to see True Detective.




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  #1048324 19-May-2014 18:54
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PhantomNVD:
kendog:
solaybro: Just re-watched Band of Brothers in super low quality, it's one of the best TV shows ever made. 

+1 for that.


So why not just hit the +1 button above his post and give him a lasting 'plus one' rating too?

Lol, didn't know that existed.
So +1 for you both :)

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  #1048337 19-May-2014 19:06
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Will try the west wing, they have just added the series to quickflix.




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  #1048384 19-May-2014 20:27
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House of Lies is a good watch

Jack is back too, but I'm going to wait till all 12 episodes are available to watch on the trot and then I'll write off an entire Saturday.

 
 
 
 


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  #1048427 19-May-2014 21:49
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Not so much what I'm watching but my wife is right into "American Horror Story" which is weird because she hates the horror genre!

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  #1048718 20-May-2014 12:05
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sidebar -

how do you guys prefer to watch episodic tv ?

one episode per week or box set style - all in one go ?

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  #1048723 20-May-2014 12:14
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all in one go over several days

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  #1048724 20-May-2014 12:15
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ilovemusic: sidebar -

how do you guys prefer to watch episodic tv ?

one episode per week or box set style - all in one go ?


dont really care , as long as they dont have adds , cant watch anything now with adds in them.




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  #1048728 20-May-2014 12:18
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ilovemusic: sidebar -

how do you guys prefer to watch episodic tv ?

one episode per week or box set style - all in one go ?


One or two per day, a few days per week. Often stop on any given day just because we're full on that show. However at times did watch Breaking Bad in threes because it was sooo good.




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  #1048736 20-May-2014 12:22
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Seeing as The Blacklist is taking a break, just started Banshee as sooo many have recommended it.  Looking rather interesting thus far I must say, NZ talent at it's best is good to see.

The other is from Dusk Till Dawn because I am a sucker for anything Tarantino has his hand in.  Movie was a cult classic back in the day and interested to see where the TV series goes.  




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  #1048776 20-May-2014 13:06
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scuwp: Seeing as The Blacklist is taking a break, just started Banshee as sooo many have recommended it.  Looking rather interesting thus far I must say, NZ talent at it's best is good to see.

The other is from Dusk Till Dawn because I am a sucker for anything Tarantino has his hand in.  Movie was a cult classic back in the day and interested to see where the TV series goes.  


Banshee was great - apart from:

1. Moody female character being moody - a lot.
2. Antony Starr sleeping with EVERY female character.
3. Random gratuitous sex scenes that really do zero for the story (I get it is Cinemaxx, but meh - they were cringeworthy)

Otherwise really cool - just watch out for some pretty nasty physical violence stuff if that puts you off.

Job (played by Hoon Lee) was my favourite character.

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  #1048780 20-May-2014 13:13
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wasabi2k:
scuwp: Seeing as The Blacklist is taking a break, just started Banshee as sooo many have recommended it.  Looking rather interesting thus far I must say, NZ talent at it's best is good to see.

The other is from Dusk Till Dawn because I am a sucker for anything Tarantino has his hand in.  Movie was a cult classic back in the day and interested to see where the TV series goes.  


Banshee was great - apart from:

1. Moody female character being moody - a lot.
2. Antony Starr sleeping with EVERY female character.
3. Random gratuitous sex scenes that really do zero for the story (I get it is Cinemaxx, but meh - they were cringeworthy)

Otherwise really cool - just watch out for some pretty nasty physical violence stuff if that puts you off.

Job (played by Hoon Lee) was my favourite character.


wait for boxing match, most violent fight i have seen on any program or film.




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