Looking for good TV series

Random chat: movies, books, games, technology, etcetera.

Moderators: Mexicola, 2020k, Fredd-E, Aesthetics

User avatar
Dayvan Cowboy
Status: Online
Posts: 1603
Joined: 14 Feb 2009
I feel like the last person on earth to say Chernobyl was good, but it really was. If incredibly bleak.

User avatar
Happy Cycler
Status: Offline
Posts: 2568
Joined: 3 Apr 2006
Location: Edinburgh
Schitt's Creek has been my favourite series this year. It's unashamedly sentimental and there's no cynical edge to it at all (which would have been easy/ tempting to do from a writing point of view), but I really liked how genuinely warm-hearted it is.

The writing is great, the jokes are funny and the characters are likeable and you find yourself as a viewer really rooting for *everyone*.

Maybe I'm getting soft as I get older, or maybe its a symptom of All This in 2020, but it was nice to watch something that was..... just... nice.

User avatar
Eagle Minded
Status: Offline
Posts: 479
Joined: 21 Mar 2006
Location: Scotland
Heard lots about it, but haven't caught up with Schitt's Creek yet. Thanks, guess it's time to check it out.

Ted Lasso has a similar positive vibe that has definitely chimed with people looking for distraction from the current mood. I liked it, though not as much as some people, although it's not really my kind of thing. So i guess that's a recommendation.

BBC has a great doc about DB Cooper on at the moment.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... -db-cooper

User avatar
Dayvan Cowboy
Status: Offline
Posts: 1396
Joined: 27 Apr 2006
Location: London, England
A_Northern_Soul wrote:Schitt's Creek has been my favourite series this year. It's unashamedly sentimental and there's no cynical edge to it at all (which would have been easy/ tempting to do from a writing point of view), but I really liked how genuinely warm-hearted it is.

Definitely our feelgood comedy hit of this year. A perfect antidote to these frequently grim times.

User avatar
Moderator
Status: Offline
Posts: 1699
Joined: 26 Jan 2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Schitt's Creek is everything and made me sob for hours.

I just started Legion and maintain my opinion that everything Aubrey Plaza touches turns to gold (except the Grumpy Cat movie).
BUY MY MUSIC AND SIGN ME: Twenty20k.com

747Music wrote:dont go up there!!! the music is down by the truck!
Forest_Opal wrote:Mexicolas a spooky person.
Josh wrote:Sometimes I would pay money for 1:46 of silence.

User avatar
Eagle Minded
Status: Offline
Posts: 420
Joined: 1 Jul 2013
Location: Massachusetts, USA
I liked The Queen's Gambit.

User avatar
Sherbet Head
Status: Online
Posts: 709
Joined: 14 Mar 2018
I just finished Maniac and loved it. It's very funny but it has a kind of dry, absurdist humor, and also very psychedelic sci-fi. Almost feels like something Philip K Dick would've written.

It's like Black Mirror meets Inception.

User avatar
Posts Quantity
Status: Offline
Posts: 164
Joined: 22 Jun 2009
New 6 part Adam Curtis series coming to iPlayer on February 11th

https://www.bbc.com/mediacentre/2021/cgyoomh

User avatar
Sherbet Head
Status: Online
Posts: 709
Joined: 14 Mar 2018
Logan71 wrote:New 6 part Adam Curtis series coming to iPlayer on February 11th

https://www.bbc.com/mediacentre/2021/cgyoomh

Excited for this! I loved Hypernormalisation.

User avatar
Dayvan Cowboy
Status: Offline
Posts: 1145
Joined: 21 May 2013
Another trailer here -

https://twitter.com/jonronson/status/13 ... 3512160257

Really looking forward to this and music superb as always.

User avatar
Dayvan Cowboy
Status: Offline
Posts: 1145
Joined: 21 May 2013
Judging by that clip it sounds like Adam Curtis has been listening to a fair bit bit of Brian McBride recently.

User avatar
Sherbet Head
Status: Offline
Posts: 868
Joined: 8 Feb 2011
Location: The Great White North(east)
Well I am not a big fan of TV, or Netflix, but I watched this last week and it was actually pretty good.

The Spy

Don't let the fact that Sacha Baron Cohen is the lead actor, he totally nailed it in this war time drama.

phpBB [media]
Molest me not with this pocket calculator stuff.

User avatar
Happy Cycler
Status: Offline
Posts: 2568
Joined: 3 Apr 2006
Location: Edinburgh
Me & Mrs_A_Northern_Soul are really into This Is Us - it can be a little corny and over-sentimental at times, but it is generally really good - the makers are clearly going for the TV equivalent of the sprawling Great American Novel and it kind of works.

The 70s set scenes have a great soundtrack too.

User avatar
Posts Quantity
Status: Offline
Posts: 164
Joined: 22 Jun 2009
Currently enjoying Ramy https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7649694/

similar vibe to High Maintanance

Also watched The Great https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2235759/

which was more superficial but good fun

User avatar
Moderator
Status: Offline
Posts: 1699
Joined: 26 Jan 2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Six Feet Under.
BUY MY MUSIC AND SIGN ME: Twenty20k.com

747Music wrote:dont go up there!!! the music is down by the truck!
Forest_Opal wrote:Mexicolas a spooky person.
Josh wrote:Sometimes I would pay money for 1:46 of silence.

User avatar
Dayvan Cowboy
Status: Offline
Posts: 1145
Joined: 21 May 2013
2020k wrote:Six Feet Under.


Strong contender for the Greatest Of All TV Series, surely.

User avatar
Happy Cycler
Status: Offline
Posts: 2568
Joined: 3 Apr 2006
Location: Edinburgh
Just started watching The Serpent on iPlayer:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/ ... he-serpent

Seems pretty good so far, but the mid-70s look and feel (the clothes!) are brilliant and the soundtrack is fantastic.

User avatar
Dayvan Cowboy
Status: Offline
Posts: 1992
Joined: 23 Jun 2009
Location: Nijverdal, Netherlands
A_Northern_Soul wrote:Just started watching The Serpent on iPlayer:

<a class="vglnk" target="_blank" href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p08zh4ts/the-serpent" rel="nofollow"><span>https</span><span>://</span><span>www</span><span>.</span><span>bbc</span><span>.</span><span>co</span><span>.</span><span>uk</span><span>/</span><span>iplayer</span><span>/</span><span>episodes</span><span>/</span><span>p08zh4ts</span><span>/</span><span>the</span><span>-</span><span>serpent</span></a>

Seems pretty good so far, but the mid-70s look and feel (the clothes!) are brilliant and the soundtrack is fantastic.


Nice, this seems interesting.

I have just started watching Tales From The Loop, it's very good so far.
When I was a little kid my mother told me not to stare in the sun

User avatar
Sherbet Head
Status: Offline
Posts: 662
Joined: 10 Mar 2011
Location: Northern California
Feel good shows of the year for me are Schitt's Creek and The Good Place lovely antidote to this last year.
The Queen's Gambit - Fantastic mini series

User avatar
Sherbet Head
Status: Offline
Posts: 662
Joined: 10 Mar 2011
Location: Northern California
jcnporter wrote:
2020k wrote:Six Feet Under.


Strong contender for the Greatest Of All TV Series, surely.


It is for me. Just fantastic all around and damn that series finale.

PreviousNext

Return to The Playground

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 15 guests