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What TV Series Are You Streaming Lately?

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Am starting tonight I think, after the disappointment of "The Bodyguard".
Will report back.

I will check the first 3 eps later....if I have time and also report back.
 

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I will check the first 3 eps later....if I have time and also report back.
I watched the first 3 episodes last night: excellent so far. The script is good, the story plausible for the most part (a few "we have to speed this up here" bits but understandable); and the acting very good.

I have never seen S B C in anything before this, because little snippets of his earlier famous work did not interest me...so I am pleasantly surprised to see he is good here.

One weird cinematographic trick was used, and was so odd and unnecessary that it was very noticeable, but it was just a strange small short instance and nothing more. I hope the series doesn't do it more though.

Looking good so far.
 

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I watched the first 3 episodes last night: excellent so far. The script is good, the story plausible for the most part (a few "we have to speed this up here" bits but understandable); and the acting very good.

I have never seen S B C in anything before this, because little snippets of his earlier famous work did not interest me...so I am pleasantly surprised to see he is good here.

One weird cinematographic trick was used, and was so odd and unnecessary that it was very noticeable, but it was just a strange small short instance and nothing more. I hope the series doesn't do it more though.

Looking good so far.

Good to hear that it is worth a watch. I will def catch at least ep 1 later.

I don't think I ever saw SBC in anything either. Not interested in his "comedy" stuff.
 

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Good Omens on Amazon Prime. Armageddon with a touch of Douglas Adams humour, good story and visuals. Nothing too deep and highly entertaining.
 
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Good to hear that it is worth a watch. I will def catch at least ep 1 later.

I don't think I ever saw SBC in anything either. Not interested in his "comedy" stuff.
Exactly. That is the same reason I never saw anything SBC before. Just the photos of him in "Borat" or the occasional late-night talk show appearance annoyed me. I thought he might not bw quite Adam Sandler-inane but why should I even get close? But, so far so good here in this. I didn't even realize he was in this until the credits. The other actors are very good, all fresh faces to me.

I will be interested to read your reaction, and also to see if the "odd and unnecessary cinematographic trick" also strikes you as odd and unnecessary.

Try to get through ep 3 or at least 2, ep 1 is just pure background.
 

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Exactly. That is the same reason I never saw anything SBC before. Just the photos of him in "Borat" or the occasional late-night talk show appearance annoyed me. I thought he might not bw quite Adam Sandler-inane but why should I even get close? But, so far so good here in this. I didn't even realize he was in this until the credits. The other actors are very good, all fresh faces to me.

I will be interested to read your reaction, and also to see if the "odd and unnecessary cinematographic trick" also strikes you as odd and unnecessary.

Try to get through ep 3 or at least 2, ep 1 is just pure background.

When it popped up on my Netflix alert, the first thing I did when I saw his(SBC's) name was to see if it was a comedy. Once I saw it wasn't, I added it to my queue.

I will def try for 1-2 later.
 

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I will be interested to read your reaction, and also to see if the "odd and unnecessary cinematographic trick" also strikes you as odd and unnecessary.
This doesn't spoil anything:

Were you referring to he "writing in air" at times during the episodes? Yeah..totally unnecessary.

I got through 1-2.5. Really just 1. I need to rewatch 2-3 as I was focused on other things when viewing. I will try again later.

So far....ep 1 was good and what I remember about ep 2 was a good followup. SBC should focus on broadening his roles. He seems solid in this one. That Borat character is old news.
 
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Mad Men. It's pretty okay. Starting off kinda slow though.
 

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Just came into my inbox today. I saw a few. Some highlights based on what I have seen:

The Americans < didn't finish the entire thing. Can't review
Bosch < a few seasons in. Solid.
Catastrophe < loved S1 of this
Fortitude < good at times. great scenery.
Law & Order < I mean...this IS tv.
The Missing < caught this a while back. remember it was worth the watch
Mr Robot < only caught 1/2 of season 1
Red Oaks < loved this. great soundtrack
Transparent < very good
The Twilight Zone < classic TV
 

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This doesn't spoil anything:

Were you referring to he "writing in air" at times during the episodes? Yeah..totally unnecessary.

I got through 1-2.5. Really just 1. I need to rewatch 2-3 as I was focused on other things when viewing. I will try again later.

So far....ep 1 was good and what I remember about ep 2 was a good followup. SBC should focus on broadening his roles. He seems solid in this one. That Borat character is old news.
No, although that too was indeed unnecessary.

I am referring to the (also not spoiler) split-screen deal when they butter their toast (the device also gets used later, with a different character and in a completely different context). We know they love each other; we're smart enough to know that when they butter toast, when apart, they are probably thinking of each other (because we saw them together earlier); so the split-screen thing felt completely gratuitous and pretty amateurish, imo.

I finished it last night and definitely recommend it. It gets very interesting, including a real-life "twist" I had completely forgotten about. Scary stuff sometimes, history.

Yes, SBC was certainly better than what I thought he would be. Moni Moshonov (the Mossad director) was excellent, very restrained. Noah Emmerich (Dan) was good too; the entire ensemble was generally very well balanced.
 

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No, although that too was indeed unnecessary.

I am referring to the (also not spoiler) split-screen deal when they butter their toast (the device also gets used later, with a different character and in a completely different context). We know they love each other; we're smart enough to know that when they butter toast, when apart, they are probably thinking of each other (because we saw them together earlier); so the split-screen thing felt completely gratuitous and pretty amateurish, imo.

I finished it last night and definitely recommend it. It gets very interesting, including a real-life "twist" I had completely forgotten about. Scary stuff sometimes, history.

Yes, SBC was certainly better than what I thought he would be. Moni Moshonov (the Mossad director) was excellent, very restrained. Noah Emmerich (Dan) was good too; the entire ensemble was generally very well balanced.

I finished ep 4 last night. Solid show. I will probably finish it up later tonight/tomorrow.

The split screen was unnecessary. Agree.

Noah Emmerich is always good. He never really has a lead role that I recall, but is a nice 2nd!
 

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