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Next Time On An All New TV General Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'The Music & Movies Forum' started by Big Pete, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. T-Boon

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    Can virtue signalling bank/corporate ads just f**k off already. Could they fall over themselves more in their subtle messaging (the more subtle it is the cooler they are with the topic right, nothing deliberate here). Just advertise your damn product already.
     
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    What is the best new show you saw this year? For me İt's The Righteous Gemstones. Hilarious. Great cast. I was happy to see One-punch man come back as well after five years.
     
  3. Timbo

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    Schitt$ Creek.

    This has been popping up in my Netflix queue for years and I’ve completely ignored it because I assumed that it was just a one-shot joke.

    It’s so, so, so good. 80% Parks and Rec crossed with 20% Northern Exposure.

    It’s also incredibly wholesome, whilst being hilarious. If you’re missing Parks and Rec, this is your show - NB, much like Parks and Rec, the first few eps are a bit bumpy before it finds its stride. Once it gets into Season 2, it’s amazing.
     
  4. Vic Mackey

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    Unless it has Ron Swanson on it don’t dare compare it to P&R

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  5. mackdadday

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    I take my hat off to and grovvel at the feet of whomever recommended Mr Inbetween. Binged season 1 last night. What a great combo of violence, humour, drama and just bloody good acting. So happy i watched this just as season 2 has kicked off. Only 6 episodes at abot 23 minutes each so its very watchable when you have a spare eve.
     
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    Lemon Squash First Grade

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    I’ve been thinking about this for a while and I’m now prepared to say it... Mr Inbetween is probably the best Aussie show I have ever seen.. period

    It is as well written, produced, acted as any Yank or Pommy show on television

    Fkn brilliant, I’m waiting for season 2 to finish so I can binge
     
  7. mackdadday

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    Watching Happy! season 2. They havent lost a step. Still absolutely insane. Sonny Shine and Smoothy are awesome villians.
     
  8. Timbo

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    Did anyone ever get into Halt and Catch Fire? I was looking for a new show and spotted it browsing through Foxtel Go.

    Sort of like Mad Men, but set during the tech revolution in the 80s. And nobody watched it, so it's only got 40 episodes. I'm really enjoying it so far though.
     
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    https://forums.leagueunlimited.com/threads/halt-and-catch-fire.447285/
     
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  10. Matua

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    I think it's a great show, it along with The Americans are probably the two best dramas for me since The Wire/Sopranos era (I only ever found Breaking Bad a decent show and am genuinely surprised by how it took off).
     
  11. mackdadday

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    Started a bunch of new shows this week.

    Fleabag - first episode was uncomfortably funny. Checked it out because it one the best show emmy.
    Schitts Creek - Getting better by the episode
    Family Guy and South Park season premieres were both hilarious
    Watched the new new Kristen Wigg/Maya Rudolph cartoon's Bless the Harts premiere episode. Not even a slight chuckle. Surely such a good cast is going to do better than this in following episodes.
    Also watched the first episode of Fresh Off the Boat. Will give it a burl as i love the main guy in it in whatever he's in such as The Interview.
    Cant wait for Rick and Morty and Bojack coming back in the next few weeks.
     
  12. Springs09

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    New Mr Mercedes season hasn't disappointed so far.
     
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    Utopia season 4. Probably not as good as the first 3 but still very good.
     
  14. Timbo

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    Lodge 49.

    This show is straight up bizarre, but I can’t stop watching. Every episode so far has been amazing.
     
  15. Springs09

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    Started a few new series.

    Swamp Thing - the DC show they created for their streaming service that was cancelled after 1 episode. Was pretty good I thought. None of the cheesiness of the CW shows.

    Watchmen - battles with Batwoman for worst first episode of the year. WTF are they on about. A show about racial politics (of course) with the only real connections to the original novel being superficial nods - watches, cyanide pill, the owlship etc. though I did like the squids. Pure HBO tosh. Hopefully it gets better.
     
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    I thought the first Watchmen episode was great, one of the best pilots I've seen. It captures the tone of the graphic novel a lot better than the movie did, despite being more of a sequel with completely original material.

    I don't think the nods were superficial either, the original novel is canon and several of the original characters are in the show with big roles to play.

    It wouldn't be Watchmen without politics and it doesn't really make sense for the show to be about the Cold War these days, racial politics is probably the most pertinent issue they could have chosen to base the show around.
     
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    Could not disagree more. The pilot had next to nothing to do with the original novel.

    There's plenty of modern global political issues they could include, especially with it being alternate history. But instead its just smalltown white supremacist rubbish we've seen a thousand times before. No point including political relations between US-Russia or US-China/North Korea when we can have 10 year old racist kids commenting about reparations.

    Also, while racial politics might be a big issue, the white supremacy angle is about as relevant as the cold war. KKK, Neo-Nazis etc. are not anywhere near as big an issue as in the 60s.

    Hopefully when Dr Manhattan comes back there might be something more interesting than the same racism and police brutality themes we've seen so much in the last decade.
     
  18. Phil McGrawhan

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    100% on the money .
    I thought season 1 was exceptional
    Now watched a few eps of Season 2
    Jesus it's even better ...
     
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    Also waiting for it to end so I can binge it. Awesome show.
     
  20. mozza91

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    Watched most of Season 3 of Big Mouth over the last few days. Hilarious and much better than Season 2.
     
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