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

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October 3rd, 2016, 12:48 pm #61

Grace and Frankie -- superb cast, great stories, even terrific guest shots.  All around entertainment.
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October 3rd, 2016, 2:06 pm #62

Happy Valley on Netflix....good but flawed police drama filmed in York
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October 5th, 2016, 8:44 pm #63

sugarmagnolia wrote:
Grace and Frankie -- superb cast, great stories, even terrific guest shots.  All around entertainment.
Watched the first two episodes tonight.  Love the cast...especially the female leads...hard to go wrong with them!
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October 5th, 2016, 9:28 pm #64

I just finished Nextflix' Daredevil, after a long break. Very good.

Sadly, I can't agree with you both about 'Grace & Frankie' -- a huge let-down.
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October 6th, 2016, 6:46 am #65

The Fool wrote:
Happy Valley on Netflix....good but flawed police drama filmed in York
One of my top ten favorite recent series. Freaky flip-flopping script and lots of fingernail chewing psychodrama.
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October 8th, 2016, 8:14 pm #66

The Swedish series Beck is another current favorite. Five seasons are available on MHz Choice. I must say the Swedes are far ahead of us in some ways. Have a look and see what I mean.
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October 8th, 2016, 9:42 pm #67

brainfix wrote:
The Swedish series Beck is another current favorite. Five seasons are available on MHz Choice. I must say the Swedes are far ahead of us in some ways. Have a look and see what I mean.
I mentioned it a few pages back but "30 Degrees In February" is a pretty good Swedish series. Available on Netflix.
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November 25th, 2016, 4:53 pm #68

My son introduced me to a great new series on Netflix... The Crown.  It is about the life of Queen Elizabeth II and is excellent so far!
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November 25th, 2016, 7:51 pm #69

I just started watching "Shameless," which is oddly fun to watch seeing that it is all about crime!

I love "House of Lies," too, on Showtime.
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November 25th, 2016, 7:58 pm #70

Shameless is a riot. I'm waiting for the next season. I've watched them all on Netflix but I don't have Showtime so I have to wait for the current season.
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November 25th, 2016, 8:20 pm #71

I pay $9 a month extra on Amazon Prime ($99 a year) for Showtime. It's worth it!
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November 25th, 2016, 8:26 pm #72

Nobel. Another excellent Norwegian series on Netflix.

"The Nobel TV series is a political thriller from Norway infused with a heavy dose of the war in Afghanistan. Jumping back and forth in place and time, Nobel keeps viewers slightly off balance. In one setting, there is the constant threat of attack from the Taliban. Home in Norway, there is international deal making, governmental department rivalry, and, perhaps, a conspiracy."
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December 27th, 2016, 12:34 pm #73

Westworld (HBO series) and Planet Earth II...both quite well done.
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December 27th, 2016, 8:17 pm #74

Tonight I watched the first episode of Chance, starring Hugh Laurie. It got mixed reviews, but his acting is enough to keep me watching. It's on Hulu, but I'm getting it via other means...

"Based on Kem Nunn's acclaimed novel, this provocative thriller follows Dr. Eldon Chance ("House" star Hugh Laurie), a San Francisco-based forensic neuropsychiatrist who has some skeletons in his closet. A mysterious and alluring patient (Gretchen Mol) draws Dr. Chance into the crosshairs of her abusive spouse, who is a ruthless police detective. As Chance is drawn deeper into the the city's underbelly, he must simultaneously navigate a contentious divorce and deal with the troubles that have found his teenage daughter."
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January 14th, 2017, 7:56 pm #75

The New show "Taboo" with Tom Hardy is great. I'm looking forward to the second episode. It's on FX.

"Set in 1814, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney, a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed."

"Adventurer James Keziah Delaney builds his own shipping empire in the early 1800s"
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January 14th, 2017, 9:53 pm #76

Tom Hardy is great....in anything.
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April 3rd, 2017, 10:06 pm #77

Big Little Lies was a very good mini series on HBO. No need for a second season imo.
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April 3rd, 2017, 10:26 pm #78

I'm watching Eyewitness, a Norwegian series with subtitles on British Channel 4. The only way to watch it is if you use a proxy server or VPN that shows your computer as being located in England, or if it's on Netflix or some other streaming service.

"When a shocking crime is committed at a remote sand quarry in Norway it's witnessed by two teenage boys who manage to escape, taking important evidence with them. They vow to keep the incident secret."

Very well-made and excellent acting, but violent and extremely dysfunctional...
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April 9th, 2017, 6:05 pm #79

Next up: The 3rd season of Hinterland, an impossibly gloomy crime drama filmed in Wales where people rarely smile, the weather is atrocious and the lead character appears headed for a nervous breakdown at any given moment if he doesn't find redemption first. There are subtitles at times when Welsh is spoke, adding even more complexity to the profoundly compelling proceedings. Watching it reminds the viewer how utterly screwed-up is the human race, with brief shining moments of grace and kindness to balance out the misery, at least a little. This is British noir at its very finest.
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June 5th, 2017, 7:29 pm #80

The long-awaited season was released while I was away.  Don't tell me anything.  I don't have time to binge-watch but I am easing in.
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