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  # 1604863 5-Aug-2016 10:35
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I've really enjoyed Westside season 2.  They've ditched the one year per episode format from season 1, and this has made the show feel more contiguous and stable.  The character development has been really good, and they've taken more time to flesh out the supporting characters like Ngaire and Lefty Munro, Mike McCarthy, and the others in the "gang".  It's been fun to watch knowing what we know of the past from Outrageous Fortune, and seeing the writers trying to join up the tunnel in the middle.  It's also great to see them acknowledge the setting (1981) without being as "nudge nudge wink wink" as they were in the first season.  Lots of little cues like the music, the cars and clothes, and the background politics.  A great moment was when one Ted West demands to know why Des didn't tell him that the situation had changed and Des replies "How was I supposed to tell you?  It's not like you've got a phone in your pocket, have you?"

 

Also started watching season 3 of The Americans.  I've watched plenty of awkward or uncomfortable scenes in movies and TV shows, but all the awful rape or domestic violence scenes in the world didn't make me squirm as much as the home dental scene in episode 3, where one character has their teeth pulled out with a pair of pliers.  Really set my teeth on edge!

 

 

Season 4 of The Americans is pretty good too.


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  # 1604869 5-Aug-2016 10:39
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I've really enjoyed Westside season 2.  They've ditched the one year per episode format from season 1, and this has made the show feel more contiguous and stable.  The character development has been really good, and they've taken more time to flesh out the supporting characters like Ngaire and Lefty Munro, Mike McCarthy, and the others in the "gang".  It's been fun to watch knowing what we know of the past from Outrageous Fortune, and seeing the writers trying to join up the tunnel in the middle.  It's also great to see them acknowledge the setting (1981) without being as "nudge nudge wink wink" as they were in the first season.  Lots of little cues like the music, the cars and clothes, and the background politics.  A great moment was when one Ted West demands to know why Des didn't tell him that the situation had changed and Des replies "How was I supposed to tell you?  It's not like you've got a phone in your pocket, have you?"

 

 

 

 

You'll be happy to learn that NZ on Air announced funding for season 3 a few days ago.








 
 
 
 


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  # 1604881 5-Aug-2016 10:50
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Lizard1977:

 

I've really enjoyed Westside season 2.  They've ditched the one year per episode format from season 1, and this has made the show feel more contiguous and stable.  The character development has been really good, and they've taken more time to flesh out the supporting characters like Ngaire and Lefty Munro, Mike McCarthy, and the others in the "gang".  It's been fun to watch knowing what we know of the past from Outrageous Fortune, and seeing the writers trying to join up the tunnel in the middle.  It's also great to see them acknowledge the setting (1981) without being as "nudge nudge wink wink" as they were in the first season.  Lots of little cues like the music, the cars and clothes, and the background politics.  A great moment was when one Ted West demands to know why Des didn't tell him that the situation had changed and Des replies "How was I supposed to tell you?  It's not like you've got a phone in your pocket, have you?"

 

 

 

 

You'll be happy to learn that NZ on Air announced funding for season 3 a few days ago.

 

 

That's good. It is a well written, well acted and well produced piece of NZ TV - NZ on Air are getting value for money IMO.

 

I wonder when we will see Cheryl...


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  # 1604892 5-Aug-2016 11:00
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We just finished X-Files Series 9.Started 10. Ouch. The acting is terrible, its like they read from a script. No passion. Ep3 embarrassing. Rhys Darby cool, he's a kiwi, but its a supernatural show not a comedy. Tonite we will do/suffer Ep4. After watching the preview with the actors, Chris Carter, what are they on?

 

 

Actually, there was often a humourous bent to the shows.  They varied from show to show.  And people liked the show for different things, so some people liked the humour, some liked the overarching story, some liked the standalone episodes.  Blaming the show for not being what you like most about it, if that is what you are doing, is not fair.

 

One example off my head about an episode with a  humourous bent - the vampire one with Luke Wilson.  One of my all time favourites.  Then there's the body swapping one at Area 51.  Etc.

 

Season 10 is a disappointment for me.  It seems to cater for today's audience with a short attention span - like those youtube videos you see where they cut out all the gaps between sentences and what-not.  My favourite episodes often had a slow burn.


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  # 1604893 5-Aug-2016 11:01
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Also if you want something light hearted along the lines of Castle the new Jason Priestly tv show Private Eyes is worth a look

 

 

Is it corny like Castle which veers off into whatever wacky unrealistic tangent (like parallel dimensions) that it feels like?  Or just light humour private eyes?


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  # 1604895 5-Aug-2016 11:04
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JayADee: I was borderline on Preacher, the dog incident was enough to push me to 'no longer watching' status. Also just struck off my list is Mr. Robot which feels like it is spinning its wheels.

 

Maybe it's not for you.  But I've been liking the slow ramp up, and I read today that in the latest episode defecatory material (won't let me post the obvious word) hit the fan.  Maybe you should hang in for that, and decide if you like it.  I'm looking forward to it.


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  # 1604984 5-Aug-2016 13:09
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tdgeek:

 

We just finished X-Files Series 9.Started 10. Ouch. The acting is terrible, its like they read from a script. No passion. Ep3 embarrassing. Rhys Darby cool, he's a kiwi, but its a supernatural show not a comedy. Tonite we will do/suffer Ep4. After watching the preview with the actors, Chris Carter, what are they on?

 

 

Actually, there was often a humourous bent to the shows.  They varied from show to show.  And people liked the show for different things, so some people liked the humour, some liked the overarching story, some liked the standalone episodes.  Blaming the show for not being what you like most about it, if that is what you are doing, is not fair.

 

One example off my head about an episode with a  humourous bent - the vampire one with Luke Wilson.  One of my all time favourites.  Then there's the body swapping one at Area 51.  Etc.

 

Season 10 is a disappointment for me.  It seems to cater for today's audience with a short attention span - like those youtube videos you see where they cut out all the gaps between sentences and what-not.  My favourite episodes often had a slow burn.

 

 

Ive watched the show, a lot, and recent, I know the show, and its variances, including comedy. The comedic slant on 10 is well over Series 1-9. the acting is unlike S1-9, I don't feel that is unfair to expect something similar to S1-9. IMHO it went well off track.  

 

Edit: As if they wanted to make an arty version 


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  # 1604997 5-Aug-2016 13:23
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Ive watched the show, a lot, and recent, I know the show, and its variances, including comedy. The comedic slant on 10 is well over Series 1-9. the acting is unlike S1-9, I don't feel that is unfair to expect something similar to S1-9. IMHO it went well off track.  

 

Edit: As if they wanted to make an arty version 

 

 

I wonder if it is because they only had 6 episodes.  So they had to make the first one manic, in the hope of getting people interested and on the hook.  And then they just crammed what they could, in the rest of the season.  And ended up with something that lost the magic (although IMO Duchovny looked like he was ready for a walker, and was barely keeping up).

 

In contrast to you, the Rhys Darby one for me was the only decent episode, but I wouldn't want to see every episode like it.


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  # 1604999 5-Aug-2016 13:28
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JayADee: I was borderline on Preacher, the dog incident was enough to push me to 'no longer watching' status. Also just struck off my list is Mr. Robot which feels like it is spinning its wheels.

 

Maybe it's not for you.  But I've been liking the slow ramp up, and I read today that in the latest episode defecatory material (won't let me post the obvious word) hit the fan.  Maybe you should hang in for that, and decide if you like it.  I'm looking forward to it.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for telling me, I'll give it another shot.


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  # 1611879 15-Aug-2016 12:33
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rmt38:

 

JayADee: I was borderline on Preacher, the dog incident was enough to push me to 'no longer watching' status. Also just struck off my list is Mr. Robot which feels like it is spinning its wheels.

 

Maybe it's not for you.  But I've been liking the slow ramp up, and I read today that in the latest episode defecatory material (won't let me post the obvious word) hit the fan.  Maybe you should hang in for that, and decide if you like it.  I'm looking forward to it.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for telling me, I'll give it another shot.

 

 

I just got around to watching the season finale. The whole season has been pretty strange, but the finale was super odd. Enjoyed it though.


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  # 1611924 15-Aug-2016 13:56
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I'm fully on board with the latest season of Mr Robot and it's sub-plots re FBI and their silk road analog.  


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  # 1611929 15-Aug-2016 14:12
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I just got around to watching the season finale. The whole season has been pretty strange, but the finale was super odd. Enjoyed it though.

 

 

Well, I meant Mr Robot, but I think what I said did stand for both.


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  # 1612215 15-Aug-2016 21:38
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I watched a few more Mr. Robots on you guys' say-so. Ok, I'll watch a bit more based on those. I have to see how the phone call ends if nothing else! Plus there's an upcoming reference to Python...

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JayADee: I watched a few more Mr. Robots on you guys' say-so. Ok, I'll watch a bit more based on those. I have to see how the phone call ends if nothing else! Plus there's an upcoming reference to Python...

 

How comedic is it?  Im not into half serious half comedies.

 

Looking at Sens8


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  # 1612304 16-Aug-2016 08:09
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JayADee: I watched a few more Mr. Robots on you guys' say-so. Ok, I'll watch a bit more based on those. I have to see how the phone call ends if nothing else! Plus there's an upcoming reference to Python...

 

How comedic is it?  Im not into half serious half comedies.

 

Looking at Sens8

 

 

 

 

Oh it's not comedic at all.  No way.


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