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Just finished The Haunting of Hill House, gotta say I fucking loved it. All these reports about people fainting/puking while watching is proper bullshit, it's pretty light in the horror department.

However, the show is really good at telling it's story, a well written proper spooky drama. Episode 6 was really fucking special cinematography wise, with some of the best long shot's I've ever seen. I recommend this to horror fans, and just fans of good tv shows as well.

Here is an answer to a question of an interviewer talking about episode 6, just about recording it, no actual spoilers;

That episode was part of our original pitch to Netflix. I’d said I wanted to do an episode that appeared to be executed in a single take. The reality of what that entailed didn’t become clear until we started rehearsing the episode. We shut down the company for over a month to choreograph and rehearse each of our five long takes. The longest was 17 minutes. There was no room for error at all, and if we made a mistake, we had to start over. We rehearsed for almost a month with our second team stand-ins before we even folded the cast into the process. By then, we had already filmed the entire episode with stand-ins and rehearsed the camera moves. When the cast arrived, I showed them the shots and said, “This is what we have to do.” It was the single hardest thing any of us on the crew had ever attempted, and it almost killed us. I remember sitting at monitor when it finally came time to actually shoot, and I was powerless to do anything but watch and hope. The entire crew had to work together, and if one element went wrong, we were cooked. It was harrowing.
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I actually made a Netflix account in order to watch Hill House. I agree with portiss, it's an excelent show, I haven't read the book so I wouldn't know how far off it actually is from the original story, but it's super entertaining and it's lovely shot.

Also watching AHS Apocalypse. It's the only other show I watch, wouldn't say it's amazing but it's certainly entertaining. I watch it mostly because it's short and it doesn't require to invest much in it, you just watch it and enjoy it.
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Ricky Gervais's new series After Life is a cracker. Soundtracked by Hammock as well.

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Tales From the Loop on Amazon is a beautiful, unconventional sci-fi series based on the artwork of Simon Stålenhag. If you're looking for quarantine binge watch material, add this to your list.

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Two words. TWIN. PEAKS.

Especially the newest season.

I have to say that it's probably going to be regarded as David Lynch's magnum opus.

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Russian Doll is bingeable in a couple of days and was the best thing I saw last year. Dark, funny and clever

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Sex Education and The End of the F***ing World and both entertaining recent watches, both filmed in a similar kind of surreal retro style that seems to be the thing these days.

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Intrigued to see that there's apparently a new sci-fi series on Amazon called 'Tales fro the Loop', based on the paintings of Simon Stalenhag.

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Josh wrote:Tales From the Loop on Amazon is a beautiful, unconventional sci-fi series based on the artwork of Simon Stålenhag. If you're looking for quarantine binge watch material, add this to your list.


Oops, ha! Just missed this. Looking forward to it.

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jcnporter wrote:
Josh wrote:Tales From the Loop on Amazon is a beautiful, unconventional sci-fi series based on the artwork of Simon Stålenhag. If you're looking for quarantine binge watch material, add this to your list.


Oops, ha! Just missed this. Looking forward to it.


Watched the first couple of episodes and It's really good, quite slow, atmospheric and beautifully shot, as you'd expect.
Beautifully scored as well by Philip Glass, no less, although its leitmotif is strikingly similar to the main theme of The Leftovers.

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Ditto to the above.

I've watched a couple of episodes of Tales from the Loop too and am enjoying it. Was intrigued to see Rebecca Hall and Jonathan Pryce both involved so gave it a go and glad I did.

Thanks very much for the reccommendation.

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Devs looking interesting so far, now on BBC.

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Also loving Tales From The Loop and appreciating how deliciously languid it is. Feels a little like a modern/retro Twilight Zone.

At the moment I've started re-watching The Sopranos. Two of the series regulars are doing a weekly podcast called Talking Sopranos and it's fascinating. I'd forgotten how modern and funny the show was. Better than I'd remembered.

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Two episodes into Waco on Netflix. It's pretty good so far.

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Waco is pretty good indeed!

Just watched Kalafat, which was pretty decent as well!
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jcnporter wrote:Devs looking interesting so far, now on BBC.


Devs was really good. Created by Alex Garland, who made Ex Machina and directed Annihilation.

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I just started watching "The Twilight Zone" from 1959. Holy dicktits my guys, this show is awesome! If you haven't watched it yet - it aged wonderfully. It's eerie, and at times flat out creepy, the acting is great (well, some kid actors could be better but hey...) and every episode is just 25 minutes and a whole story, so they have almost no filler. So far anyway. If you like surrealism / science fiction / urban fantasy - this show is for YOU!

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cowolter wrote:I just started watching "The Twilight Zone" from 1959. Holy dicktits my guys, this show is awesome! If you haven't watched it yet - it aged wonderfully. It's eerie, and at times flat out creepy, the acting is great (well, some kid actors could be better but hey...) and every episode is just 25 minutes and a whole story, so they have almost no filler. So far anyway. If you like surrealism / science fiction / urban fantasy - this show is for YOU!

The Twilight Zone is an absolute classic and is also one of my all-time favorite shows! Required viewing for anyone even remotely interested in speculative fiction.

And to jump on the Haunting of Hill House bandwagon, I was actually somewhat surprised at how good that series was.

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cowolter wrote:I just started watching "The Twilight Zone" from 1959. Holy dicktits my guys, this show is awesome! If you haven't watched it yet - it aged wonderfully. It's eerie, and at times flat out creepy, the acting is great (well, some kid actors could be better but hey...) and every episode is just 25 minutes and a whole story, so they have almost no filler. So far anyway. If you like surrealism / science fiction / urban fantasy - this show is for YOU!


An absolute classic, yes.

If you haven't seen it already, be sure to check out the original Outer Limits. There are some great episodes of that program, too.

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