House of Cards - new season released on Friday! / Other good series

Joined: 27 Sep 2005, 04:41

02 Jan 2018, 20:13 #101

B, it sounds as if you might like Tin Star. I think it's the only thing I've seen Roth in where he's remotely likeable, and yet, everything except the scenery is damned dark. Everybody deciding what kinds of behavior they could live with. I couldn't stop thinking about it for at least a week after I finished it.

We're re-watching The Wire now. I love the complexity and I wish I could think like these writers. We're still in the first season which is interesting to watch after the emergence of Black Lives Matter.
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Joined: 04 Jun 2006, 00:10

02 Jan 2018, 22:12 #102

I should give The Wire another chance. I found that opening scene irritating, of the police shooting and the dialogue between the white dude and the black dude.
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Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

11 Jan 2018, 01:15 #103

I just watched the first episode of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and I love love love it!  So much fun.  Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino who also created The Gilmore Girls.  I love the lead actress, Rachel Brosnahan...she is fantastic and just 27 years old.  She won a Golden Globe for her performance in it and the series won a Golden Globe also.  Released in late November.
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Joined: 02 Jan 2008, 06:30

11 Jan 2018, 12:21 #104

Part of the fun of watching both The Crown and The Marvelous Mrs Maizel is looking at the 1950’s scenery and fashion that is so well done in both series.
BTW the new season of Grace and Frankie debuts Jan. 19
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Joined: 01 Sep 2012, 12:06

11 Jan 2018, 15:03 #105

I will check 'Tin Star', IA. (You didn't like 'Lie To Me'?! Great show)
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Joined: 27 Sep 2005, 04:41

11 Jan 2018, 15:19 #106

battlingignorance wrote: I will check 'Tin Star', IA. (You didn't like 'Lie To Me'?! Great show)
I hadn't seen that one. Wonder if it's available through Netflix...
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Joined: 27 Apr 2011, 20:12

Yesterday, 00:57 #107

Has anyone read The Terror by Dan Simmons? I didn't know they were making it into a tv series. It's a fictional account of the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror searching for the Northwest Passage.

The trailer came out a couple days ago.
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Joined: 27 Sep 2005, 04:41

Yesterday, 14:26 #108

That guy, Ciaran Hinds! Every time I see him, I think Caesar. He's been in a lot since, but that was where I first encountered him. If you haven't seen the series ROME, please do. We re-watched it recently, I think it's about 10 years old now. It only lasted two seasons because it was so expensive to produce, but it was very good. Bonus: Ray Stevenson.
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