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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1365 on: May 13, 2019, 02:22:10 PM »
Wathced Christina Applegate's new show on Netflix - Dead to Me - and it was quite good. I like that they're using the 30 minute episode more often for shows that aren't strictly comedies. This show is much more drama than comedy. There are tons of twists and turns so I'll just say Christina Applegate is kind of a bitch and the show starts shortly after her husband is killed in a hit and run accident. Worth a binge. 7.5/10.
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It is so fuckin weird that I got that wrong. I mean I've definitely gotten the two of them confused before but I probably haven't thought about Melissa Joan Hart in like 10 years.

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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1366 on: May 13, 2019, 05:48:52 PM »
Veep, Series Finale - 11/10


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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1367 on: May 13, 2019, 08:07:50 PM »
"Line of Duty" is coming back and this looks like it's going to be another good season.

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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1368 on: May 13, 2019, 09:55:41 PM »
Veep, Series Finale - 11/10


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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1369 on: May 17, 2019, 02:18:19 PM »
Wathced Christina Applegate's new show on Netflix - Dead to Me - and it was quite good. I like that they're using the 30 minute episode more often for shows that aren't strictly comedies. This show is much more drama than comedy. There are tons of twists and turns so I'll just say Christina Applegate is kind of a bitch and the show starts shortly after her husband is killed in a hit and run accident. Worth a binge. 7.5/10.
FTFY  ;)

It is so fuckin weird that I got that wrong. I mean I've definitely gotten the two of them confused before but I probably haven't thought about Melissa Joan Hart in like 10 years.

Thanks for fixing that, seams.  I'm far more likely to watch it knowing it's CA than MJH.

We finished up dead to me a few nights ago and enjoyed it. Cast and writing where really good. I really like Christina Applegate and glad she has had such a long, rich career. She's someone I'd love to have a beer or glass of wine and talk about life.

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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1370 on: May 17, 2019, 05:16:10 PM »
Just finished Dead to Me.  Good, not great and I recommend it.  Its not really clear what the show is.  Its much more drama than comedy but its definitely got some darkly comic beats.  The main characters go to a retreat for folks in grief counseling to get laid for instance. 

Solid acting by both leads. 

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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1371 on: May 22, 2019, 06:02:29 PM »
Catch-22 - 7/10.  If you liked the book, you'll like the series; if you didn't, you won't.
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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1372 on: May 24, 2019, 10:43:40 PM »
Catch-22 - 7/10.  If you liked the book, you'll like the series; if you didn't, you won't.

I'll give it an 8.5.

I read the book literally 20 years ago but from what I remember: A really good adaptation of the book. Some of the really clever laugh out loud dialogue from the book really can't be translated to the screen but they did as good of a job as they could. It did make the silliness of war and what soldiers are expected to accept feel very real. I guess I recommend it even if you didn't necessarily like the book.. my reasoning is that some of the things that made the book a challenge to read are presented in a more easily consumable way in the series.

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