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Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:37 pm
by Wrathbone
Achtung Englander wrote:
gpa-gone-west wrote:Well I will finish watching series 1 of American Gods, but it hasn't convinced me yet (4 episodes in).


If a show does not grab me by ep2 I'm out, as there are so many other shows to see


I have the same policy more or less, and yet there are shows I didn't enjoy at first that I stuck with that turned out to be excellent. It worries me that I could be giving up on shows like Parks and Rec, which had a godawful first season and then found its feet in season 2. Like you say, though, so many shows to watch and not enough time to watch them all. A strong opener is now more crucial than ever.

Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:08 pm
by Raid
The Expanse failed to grab me initially, but it's quickly turning into one of my favourite sci-fi shows. The second series appeared on Netflix at the end of last week and we've watched the first three episodes of that so far and loved every minute of it.

Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:15 pm
by Wrathbone
Funnily enough, The Expanse is on my abandoned list. I have so many things I want to watch though. :(

Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:18 pm
by DjchunKfunK
Started Tin Star at the weekend. After episode one I thought it was going to be a cool little thriller with a great performance from Tim Roth, after episode 2 I had completely turned around and thought it was a cliched mess. I don't think I've turned so hard on a TV show.

Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:54 pm
by Achtung Englander
so give it a miss then. I was tempted but you just convinced me not to bother

Prime exclusive Goliath

Watching this because I have a man crush for Billy Bob Thornton. Excellent series, really enjoying it. Currently episode 6 of 8. Some great characters. 8/10

Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:10 pm
by Sly Boots
What's the gist, AE?

Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:41 pm
by Achtung Englander
small time lawyer seeks revenge on the huge law firm he set up (but was fired from) in a court case that borders on illegal arms munitions.

Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:44 pm
by Sly Boots
Sounds like it could be interesting.

Seeing as Suits is my guilty pleasure I don't mind me a bit of lawyering :lol:

Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:47 pm
by Achtung Englander
the comedy is great if you like BBT

Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread)

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:21 pm
by Snowy
Forged in Fire - right, this is absolute armchair garbage but it is good garbage!

Shown on History, Kodi and Torrents, it is basically a competition for bladesmiths - 4 at a time - to make blades. First make the basics from some materials, with the worst example going home. Then finish it, make it a proper knife, and have it go through some tests (usually brutal). Worst goes home. Then the last two get tasked with making a specific historical weapon - katana, cutlass, battleaxe etc, with a different weapon being in each episode. 5 days to make it then back for some more brutal testing.

The best thing about it is Doug Marcaida, a cheerful psychotic Mr Miyagi who happens to be an edged weapons specialist. He is incapable of handling any edged implement without some swooshy knife-fighting moves, but best of all is 'the kill test'. In this, the usual recipient of Doug uber-violence is a ballistics dummy - basically a mocked up translucent human torso, which ol' Doug goes batshit crazy on. Afterwards, he pokes around into lacerated bellies, broken bones etc before making the pronouncement "It will kill" (pronounced keeeeeell) with a happy, cheery smile.

I am probably way behind the curve, it has been on for 4 seasons now, but if you haven't watched it, are interested in weapons and their making (which is really interesting) and want a chuckle at Psycho Doug, you could do so much worse.

Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread)

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:39 pm
by DjchunKfunK
Achtung Englander wrote:so give it a miss then. I was tempted but you just convinced me not to bother


I'm going to give it at least one more episode as I really like Tim Roth and he is good in this.

Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread)

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:46 pm
by Achtung Englander
let me know if it gets better........

Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread)

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:51 pm
by DjchunKfunK
Will do.

Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread)

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:32 pm
by Eny
Snowy wrote:Forged in Fire - right, this is absolute armchair garbage but it is good garbage!

Shown on History, Kodi and Torrents, it is basically a competition for bladesmiths - 4 at a time - to make blades. First make the basics from some materials, with the worst example going home. Then finish it, make it a proper knife, and have it go through some tests (usually brutal). Worst goes home. Then the last two get tasked with making a specific historical weapon - katana, cutlass, battleaxe etc, with a different weapon being in each episode. 5 days to make it then back for some more brutal testing.

The best thing about it is Doug Marcaida, a cheerful psychotic Mr Miyagi who happens to be an edged weapons specialist. He is incapable of handling any edged implement without some swooshy knife-fighting moves, but best of all is 'the kill test'. In this, the usual recipient of Doug uber-violence is a ballistics dummy - basically a mocked up translucent human torso, which ol' Doug goes batshit crazy on. Afterwards, he pokes around into lacerated bellies, broken bones etc before making the pronouncement "It will kill" (pronounced keeeeeell) with a happy, cheery smile.

I am probably way behind the curve, it has been on for 4 seasons now, but if you haven't watched it, are interested in weapons and their making (which is really interesting) and want a chuckle at Psycho Doug, you could do so much worse.


Yep I'm up to date with this and absolutely love it tbh. Knifemaking, especially bushcraft related, is a thing of mine, as is backyard blacksmithing; so this is right up my street. It is a tough job getting steel heat treated and tempered right, especially if the type of steel is unknown (there are a multitude of steel types each with specific temperature and soak time regimes for maximum hardness and edge strength, it is a true art) Doug is a legend.

Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:12 pm
by Sly Boots
Bojack Horseman series 4.

Shit, this just keeps getting darker.