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Darth or KS .. have you folks had an opportunity to watch POWER(its on the STARZ network).. I think the first 3 seasons have been tremendous
16-Nov-2016 10:02 AM
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I'm now caught up on Westworld. It is confusing as heck at first, still is to a degree, but it really has picked up. It's damn good and you should keep watching AP.

I got through the 2nd season of Narcos, it is really good. I wasn't familiar with the details of Escobar so it was quite entertaining to watch. The 1st season was nuts, some of the stuff he actually did.

I'm through episode 5 of Luke Cage. It is ok, of all the Marvel TV shows I prefer Daredevil by a mile. That one is excellent even if you aren't a Marvel nut. I'm also looking forward to The Punisher.
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Westworld is good, isn't it? great mysterious feel to it, who is, who isn't, etc? And what's it all about, and Thandie Newton, and so on. Heart

I'm kinda scanning Netflix for shows. I steered clear of Narcos because it strikes me that it might be cruel, and the missus will reject it, even though everybody raves about it. I'm finished Gotham season 2, but season 3 isn't on Netflix yet. I stopped watching season 2 of Marco Polo because it was too danged slow and nothing much happened.

I enjoyed Daredvil season 1 - is season 2 as good?

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Season 2 of Daredevil isn't quite as good as the first but it is still worth watching for sure. And yes, there really is plenty to like about Westworld, just having Thandie Newton walking around naked for a full hour makes for decent TV Smile

Narcos is extremely violent, they are naturally going to make it authentic but at times it is a little much to take in. What I like about it is that it is in documentary form so I don't think there is any embellishment of the actual events.
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We stopped watching season 2 of Bloodline, after enjoying the first season a lot, because it was more of the same, but not as interesting, and very slow. Anybody persevere with this one? I hear it's been cancelled.

I gave Marco Polo another shot this evening, on account of its high dame-count in season one. I wasn't let down on that score, but I'm still not as gripped as I was with season 1...

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Season 2 is not nearly as good on Marco Polo. However, the last few episodes it really does pick up and leaves off well for a season 3.
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(22-Nov-2016 12:04 PM)Kieran Wrote:  Westworld is good, isn't it? great mysterious feel to it, who is, who isn't, etc? And what's it all about, and Thandie Newton, and so on. Heart

I'm kinda scanning Netflix for shows. I steered clear of Narcos because it strikes me that it might be cruel, and the missus will reject it, even though everybody raves about it. I'm finished Gotham season 2, but season 3 isn't on Netflix yet. I stopped watching season 2 of Marco Polo because it was too danged slow and nothing much happened.

I enjoyed Daredvil season 1 - is season 2 as good?

I had a few mins today ..I. Was able to fwd to get to a very nude Thandie Newton Basiate..I will go back to watch the dialogue later..thanks
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Westworld was quite phenomenal, I must say, and the great finale not only makes me look forward to season 2, but I'm also looking forward to watching season 1 again, now that more has been revealed...

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(08-Dec-2016 05:52 PM)Kieran Wrote:  Westworld was quite phenomenal, I must say, and the great finale not only makes me look forward to season 2, but I'm also looking forward to watching season 1 again, now that more has been revealed...

I didn't completely understand the finale. ( it's my fault because I have only really watched the first two episodes). I read a review on the web and it made better sense.
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(08-Dec-2016 05:52 PM)Kieran Wrote:  Westworld was quite phenomenal, I must say, and the great finale not only makes me look forward to season 2, but I'm also looking forward to watching season 1 again, now that more has been revealed...

I didn't completely understand the finale. ( it's my fault because I have only really watched the first two episodes). I read a review on the web and it made better sense.

I didn't fully understand a lot about the whole show, to be honest, but the ending made a few things clearer, especially who William/The Man in Black was, the two-timelines of the show, and I kinda got an impression that next season will be more kick-arse, the ending also being a bit like The Rise of the Machines. Thandie Newton's character told another host that he couldn't leave, this being because she programmed him that he couldn't cross the line - but neither could she, in the end! Was she jury-rigged by that strange lab technician who gave her the address to find her "child?"

Who is he? He seemed to dictate a few things in there, through her, but he wasn't harmed by the hosts when they went on the rampage.

I think Anthony Hopkins isn't coming back, but Ed Harris is. Both were excellent, as was Evan Rachel Wood, who's bound to benefit from hr strong performance in this...

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What were your favourite TV shows from 2016? I enjoyed:

The Walking Dead
Westworld
The Night Manager (British)
Homeland
River (British)
The Bridge (Swedish/Danish)
Ray Donovan


There's some I can't remember, but these are the ones I won't forget...

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Great year for sitting on our arses huh? Smile

I just recently binge-watched Fauda on Netflix. It's an Israeli version of Homeland, highly recommended. Looking forward to HOC in a couple months and also pumped for Billions coming back in a few weeks.
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As for ranking favorite seasons in 2016? That's tough!

I'd go as follows:

Game of Thrones
Westworld/ Ray Donovan - close to call so I will give it a tie
Billions
House of Cards
Homeland
Daredevil
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(29-Jan-2017 09:46 AM)DarthFed Wrote:  Great year for sitting on our arses huh? Smile

I just recently binge-watched Fauda on Netflix. It's an Israeli version of Homeland, highly recommended. Looking forward to HOC in a couple months and also pumped for Billions coming back in a few weeks.

HOC isn't coming back until May this year, which is fecked up. I suppose reality has been just so much stranger than fiction... Snicker

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lol isn't that the truth. I figured it'd be March, that's too long of a wait!
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It's usually February, I think, for HOC. Homeland got caught expecting a female president. They even elected one of the candidates from HOC. The first ep was okay, but I really liked last season when carrie was in Berlin...

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I forgot to mention that I've been watching a ton of the show Suits. It is excellent, the best show on network TV IMO. Some serious eye candy too. Prince Harry's fine piece is on that show as well as the ladies that play Jessica and Donna. mmmmm
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Anybody else here ever get into this TV adaptation of Sherlock Holmes?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpTSWvFgtSc

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(29-Jan-2017 09:48 AM)DarthFed Wrote:  As for ranking favorite seasons in 2016? That's tough!

I'd go as follows:

Game of Thrones
Westworld/ Ray Donovan - close to call so I will give it a tie
Billions
House of Cards
Homeland
Daredevil
Shameless
I am really surprised you having been watching Power..it's a much better show than everything on your list but GOT..IMO
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I will have to check that out sometime AP. 8.1 IMDB is pretty solid and I've noted some shows in recent years that are underrated per IMDB, Ray Donovan and Billions are only 8.3 and 8.4 respectively. I'd have them high 8's personally. GOT, Breaking Bad, and The Wire are still the highest rated and I'd agree with that sentiment and in that order.
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