What show are you watching now?

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  1. crazychile

    crazychile Eastern Iowa's Spiciest Pepper

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    Browsing through Netflix last night, I noticed that there is now a “part 2” to “Making a Murderer” . The first couple episodes had some interesting new discoveries. I think my weekend is shot as I binge on this one.
     
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    I'm on episode 6 already and I'll definitely finish it this weekend. Good season so far.
     
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    direstraitsfan98 D2Girls v2.0

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    I might start watching american horror story. Anybody here watched and liked it?
     
  4. Wilson

    Wilson Socially Anxious Volleyball

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    Never gets old



     
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  5. crazychile

    crazychile Eastern Iowa's Spiciest Pepper

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    I watched the first 3 seasons and sort of lost interest. I enjoyed the season with the circus freaks more than the others.
     
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    haywood Almost "Made"

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    I’m not a super fan but liked the first season the best of what I’ve seen as it was before the hype so they weren’t trying so hard and I’m a sucker for a haunted house story. The insane asylum was really good too and probably the scariest, here’s someone else’s opinion:

    http://www.vulture.com/article/american-horror-story-seasons-ranked-from-worst-to-best.html

    Speaking of haunted houses, the new Netflix Haunting of Hill House starts off pretty good but I’m saving the rest until closer to Halloween.
     
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    just finished mrs maisel last night. now I can cancel prime for 9 months or is "forever" with Maya and Fred any good?
     
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    gixxerwimp Professional tricycle rider

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    Million Yen Women on Netflix. 1/3 of the way in. Pretty interesting and entertaining.
     
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    crazychile Eastern Iowa's Spiciest Pepper

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    One of the best series I've watched in the last month or so was "Patriot" on Amazon Prime. The title initially discouraged me as I thought it might be an Iraq war sorta thing, but it was nothing like that at all. That and there are so many shows and movies that are closely named. They should have called it something else.

    This one stars Kurtwood Smith and is some ridiculous dark humor / anti-hero drama. It's not perfect and might put off a few people, but I loved it.
     
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    loki993 Almost "Made"

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    I don't get to watch as much TV anymore as I now have kids.

    I'll go a little outside of the box here. If you like cooking shows

    Mind of a chef I got through the first season and half of the second. First season is with David Chang of Momofuku. Second is split between Sean Brock and April Broomfield. I was familiar with Chang and Brock so those were the ones I watched, but the whole series appears to be good. I will finish it at some point.

    Chefs Table...for some reason I started this on season 4 which is about pastry chefs, odd because pastry isn't really in my wheelhouse, and it was really good and incredibly interesting, maybe because pastry isnt really in my wheelhouse lol,...I've been watching it sort of backwards from there, done with most of season 3 and it's also excellent. Ita more than just food too they go into some of the backstory and lives of the chefs they focus on so you get to see some of that too.

    On prime Ive been watching the Gymkhana Files and its really good. I've been into those Ken Block videos for year so it's cool to get a behind the scenes look at how he does all the crazy shit he does and everything that goes into making one of those videos. Plus the 77 Twin Turbo F150 is pure amazing insanity so it's worth it just for that.
     
  11. Pharmaboy

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    After a rough start, I blasted through all episodes of this rather unusual show. It would take some explaining, but be advised I was a paid subject in many medical experiments (tho none directly run by a pharma). I've also done recreational hallucinogens that caused some inexplicable "I'm in a sci-fi movie, where am I?" moments. So part of my guilty pleasure in this imaginative show is watching them detonate the medical experiment & drug trip genres from inside out.

    A few random comments:
    • Emma Stone can do anything...absolutely anything. After seeing her in LA LA LAND & this, I'd pay to watch her read the phone directory
    • Can anyone explain the "family dynamics" of poor Jonah Hill's character? Those family scenes just defy comprehension
    • Who was that wonderful Asian actress who played the lead investigator & smoked constantly? I couldn't get enough of that character...she never smiled
    • Justin Theroux was wonderful (as always--see THE LEFTOVERS), but Sally Field was a revelation
     
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    Patriot was great, very unconventional and original secret agent story. Loved the characters and the way everything played out through the 2 seasons.
     
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    I'm new to Netflix, but already I've seen several shows that impressed me a lot & are easy to recommend:
    • GLITCH: I'm a sucker for dramas about people suddenly returning from the dead--not as zombies, but as who they were before dying (cue community consternation). The best of the genre IMO was "Les Revenants" ("The Returned"), also on Netflix. Be sure to get the original French-subtitled show, not the in-English remake. This new Australian series, GLITCH, lacks some of the gravitas & unease of "Les Revenants," but it's terrific entertainment. Several of the characters are unlike any we've seen before, notably the 2nd wife of the police captain.
    • BODYGUARD: On one level it's another excellent British policier, but on another level, it's quite unique as a character-study, also as an example of explosive, unexpected plotting. You are not prepared for some of the plot twists here. Violence is occasional but extremely dramatic/affecting. Typically wonderful British acting all through.
    • THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE: The original book by Shirley Jackson was exceedingly creepy & unsettling, and so is this intelligent remake. No score, odd lighting, and the occasional terrifying image or action. I'm a fan of horror, and at times there's real horror onscreen here...
     
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    Billions (on Showtime only, unfortunately) has become one of my most favorite shows. Couldn't have asked for a better cast, and 3 seasons in it's still so goddamn satisfying to watch the intricacies of the plot(s) unfold.

    On the surface it's about a NY Attorney General taking on a Wall Street maverick hedge fund dude, but the plotting and counter-plotting taking place between and within both sides is really entertaining. Paul Giamatti and the rest of the cast are superb.

    https://www.sho.com/billions
     
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    Hard to believe no one has mentioned The Punisher on Netflix. I am definitely not a comic book movie/show fan, but this one is great. S1 had a great government conspiracy storyline (a favorite of mine) with plenty of graphic violence to satisfy anyone's thirst.

    I enjoyed Maniac on NF. I had to persevere through the first episode or two before things started making sense, but I really like quirky shows such as this.

    Mindhunter on NF is definitely worth a watch, as is Ozark, Into the Badlands, and Altered Carbon. A guilty pleasure for me was Banshee (although S4 was a bit of a letdown). Great characters, plenty of gratuitous violence, and a bevy of gorgeous women (with whom the main protaganist seems to bed at an alarming rate).

    Black Mirror is a fantastic show of future technology run amok. Very dark, even for me, and I like wierd. Some of the episodes just plain creeped me out such that there was no way I could binge watch this one.
     
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    Cspirou They call me Sparky

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    Haven't finished season 2 yet, but it's better than season 1.
     
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    LetMeBeFrank Won't tell anyone my name is actually Francis

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    The Grand Tour on prime is really good. Absolutely beautiful 4k cinematography, great sound desgin, and the incredibly dynamic trio from Top Gear. Season 3 just started a few weeks ago so now is a good time to get caught up. The first season had some growing pains trying to differentiate itself from Top Gear but it really hits it's stride in Season 2. So far season 3 is even better. Top gear is one of my all time favorite shows (up to season 22) so having Amazon give the crew (also mostly the same people) free reign without all the political correct bullshit of the BBC is fantastic.
     
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    Just finished both seasons of Sneaky Pete on Prime.

    A paroled con man takes on the persona of his cellmate to hide from a guy he owes money to, and wants to kill him.

    It's got enough twists to keep it interesting.
     
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    Watched Episode 1 and now moving on to episode 2 of Pine Gap on Netflix.

    Should I keep watching?
     
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    Yes, THE PUNISHER on Netflix is turning into quite the video addiction. I first really noticed the star, Jon Bernthal, in an otherwise forgettable Ben Affleck vehicle, THE ACCOUNTANT. Bernthal was effortless in his role, highly watchable. I liked him better than any other character. Then I stumbled onto THE PUNISHER & find Bernthal front & center. Very twisty, violent, intriguing plot with a pretty good bad guy and an interesting pair of FBI agents in the mix.

    Recently saw another mega-violent Netflix film, POLAR, which stars another of my favorite character actor, Mads Mikelsen. Fascinating face (the camera can't get enough of it) and a fine acting talent. This film isn't exactly an Actors' Studio-level production, but it kept me nailed to my sofa for 2+ hours.
     

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