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vballs wrote:I recently found a British series on Netflix called 'Detectorists'. Its a light comedy simply about a club of people who like to treasure hunt with their metal detectors, I dunno why I like it so much but I do haha..


Stole a few episodes of this. It's pretty fun when they're detecting in the countryside and chase the big catch, I don't care much for all the drama on the side, but neither do the characters so that's the whole point of it I guess.

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I just finished binge watching Rick and Morty last week. I highly recommend it, it's amazing.
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Cosmic Manta wrote:I just finished binge watching Rick and Morty last week. I highly recommend it, it's amazing.


Hilarious, isn't it? I am in the middle of season 2. So good!

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Watched The Night Of while away on holiday - best thing I've seen in a while.
Also just finished Billions - very entertaining.

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vballs wrote:^The leftovers looks intriguing, nice one.

I recently found a British series on Netflix called 'Detectorists'. Its a light comedy simply about a club of people who like to treasure hunt with their metal detectors, I dunno why I like it so much but I do haha.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgN7z0SD8v8

Looks like a chilled out thing to do on sunny afternoon in the middle of nowhere.


Detectorists is a masterpiece, just perfect.

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Things I've watched in the past couple of months and very much enjoyed:

- Master of None S2
- Narcos S3
- Nirvanna The Band The Show S1
- Ozark S1
- Stranger Things S2

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Stranger Things spoilers

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I've gotten into Stranger Things. I always come late to these things. The first season had a well paced and thought out plot serving as scaffolding for great character writing and humour. I particularly liked Eleven, her actor is very expressive.

I'm halfway into S2 and I'm going cold on it. It's got classic second season issues for sure. The plot is more ponderous, the writers made some expedient decisions particularly where the romance plots are concerned, and they're keeping Mike and Eleven apart which is the main character dynamic of the show. I get that she needs development but I wish they'd found a way to do it that didn't involve eliminating that on-screen relationship (and in the process creating a relatively easily resolved tension, again lazy writing imo). Of the new characters Bob is great, Max and her brother less-so. I didn't find Max's sudden will to be part of their group to be very believable. I still like the show but it's less charismatic and there are stretches where my interest wanes. Hopefully it picks up nearer the end, and S3 is in the works so we'll see what happens. TV writing is difficult because you're on a time budget and you've got to get the episodes out come rain or shine, so if you're lucky the inspiration comes, if not you often end up with something contrived and unimaginative.
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Aerial Boundaries wrote:Stranger Things spoilers

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I've gotten into Stranger Things. I always come late to these things. The first season had a well paced and thought out plot serving as scaffolding for great character writing and humour. I particularly liked Eleven, her actor is very expressive.

I'm halfway into S2 and I'm going cold on it. It's got classic second season issues for sure. The plot is more ponderous, the writers made some expedient decisions particularly where the romance plots are concerned, and they're keeping Mike and Eleven apart which is the main character dynamic of the show. I get that she needs development but I wish they'd found a way to do it that didn't involve eliminating that on-screen relationship (and in the process creating a relatively easily resolved tension, again lazy writing imo). Of the new characters Bob is great, Max and her brother less-so. I didn't find Max's sudden will to be part of their group to be very believable. I still like the show but it's less charismatic and there are stretches where my interest wanes. Hopefully it picks up nearer the end, and S3 is in the works so we'll see what happens. TV writing is difficult because you're on a time budget and you've got to get the episodes out come rain or shine, so if you're lucky the inspiration comes, if not you often end up with something contrived and unimaginative.



It does pick up nearer the end with some nice Empire Strikes Back references. But I agree with you not as strong as the first season at all.


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Aerial Boundaries wrote:Stranger Things spoilers

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I've gotten into Stranger Things. I always come late to these things. The first season had a well paced and thought out plot serving as scaffolding for great character writing and humour. I particularly liked Eleven, her actor is very expressive.

I'm halfway into S2 and I'm going cold on it. It's got classic second season issues for sure. The plot is more ponderous, the writers made some expedient decisions particularly where the romance plots are concerned, and they're keeping Mike and Eleven apart which is the main character dynamic of the show. I get that she needs development but I wish they'd found a way to do it that didn't involve eliminating that on-screen relationship (and in the process creating a relatively easily resolved tension, again lazy writing imo). Of the new characters Bob is great, Max and her brother less-so. I didn't find Max's sudden will to be part of their group to be very believable. I still like the show but it's less charismatic and there are stretches where my interest wanes. Hopefully it picks up nearer the end, and S3 is in the works so we'll see what happens. TV writing is difficult because you're on a time budget and you've got to get the episodes out come rain or shine, so if you're lucky the inspiration comes, if not you often end up with something contrived and unimaginative.



It does pick up nearer the end with some nice Empire Strikes Back references. But I agree with you not as strong as the first season at all.


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The episode where Eleven/Jane gets that new look is awesome. The look is awesome, the episode is awesome. Did I mention that look is awesome? With the like, hair and the makeup and all the stuff? Yeah, that's pretty sweet :D
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Wormwood on Netflix is really great.

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also High Maintenance from HBO. Season 2 in January.

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Logan71 wrote:Wormwood on Netflix is really great.


Yeah. Totally changed my perception and belief of what happened to Frank Olson.

So, obviously a CIA psyop!

Just kidding.

I think?

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Watching Dark on Netflix, really, really good so far, like a mix of Stranger Things, Twin Peaks and The Returned (the French original), except in Germany.

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jcnporter wrote:Watching Dark on Netflix, really, really good so far, like a mix of Stranger Things, Twin Peaks and The Returned (the French original), except in Germany.


Dark is amazing, I loved the vibe it had. I'm really looking forward to season 2, can't wait!
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Dark is fantastic! One of, if not my favourite of recent shows.
I’m currently learning German, so I’m going to watch it again and try to not look at the subtitles as much as I can.
Can’t wait for season 2.
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I’m also watching the old 80s series Shaka Zulu with my buddy. Good times are being had.

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"arrested development" was one of the funniest shows i'd seen. highly recommend the first few seasons.

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Cobra Kai on YouTube ❤️

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Haven't been watching many shows but I recently just finished 'The First' on hulu - the show itself is OK (very beautiful mind you), but the scoring is so fucking good. Colin Stetson is the man.

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