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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1395 on: July 05, 2019, 06:37:54 pm »
I just finished season 2 of Dark (from Netflix). This is one of my favorite series. I think it amazing in many ways.  I don't know how popular or well-known this series is but it has three things working against it: (1) it is pretty bleak. There is not much humor. (2) None of the main(?) characters is totally likable or is totally honorable. (3) it is complicated. You might need a pencil and a notebook to keep track of what is going on. For me, these are all positives.
Also,  if I were to say anything detailed about the plot I think it would be a spoiler. It is a show where I believe the less you know about it the more enjoyable it will be. If you haven't seen it, don't read about it, just watch the first 2 or 3 episodes (I strongly recommend the German language version with subtitles instead of the dubbed version). If you're not hooked by then just scrap it.
I understand that there will be one more, final season to wrap the story up.

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« Reply #1396 on: July 05, 2019, 10:41:56 pm »
I also just finished Dark Season 2. You have to watch this.
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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1397 on: July 07, 2019, 08:20:36 am »
Just finished season 3 of Stranger Things.
Unbelievably good!!

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« Reply #1398 on: July 08, 2019, 06:16:36 am »
Just finished season 3 of Stranger Things.
Unbelievably good!!

I didn't make it past the beginning of S02E01 the first time I started watching, and then never came back to it. I gather it's worth getting into again?
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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1399 on: July 08, 2019, 06:42:21 am »
Just finished season 3 of Stranger Things.
Unbelievably good!!

I didn't make it past the beginning of S02E01 the first time I started watching, and then never came back to it. I gather it's worth getting into again?
Yes!
Season 2 isnt as good as season 1 but still worth watching. Season 3 is back on form!

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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1400 on: July 09, 2019, 08:44:15 am »
I wasn't that impressed with the short season 3. I'll watch season 4 if there is one.

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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1401 on: July 09, 2019, 09:55:48 am »
I wasn't that impressed with the short season 3. I'll watch season 4 if there is one.

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Agree. I did not like that bit but I think short and sharp can be better!
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« Reply #1402 on: July 09, 2019, 10:32:24 am »
I wasn't that impressed with the short season 3. I'll watch season 4 if there is one.

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Agree. I did not like that bit but I think short and sharp can be better!
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Just making the bad guy bigger and better doesn't make the season better. This is why the DCU is failing. no real thought going in on character development.
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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1403 on: July 09, 2019, 01:33:09 pm »
I wasn't that impressed with the short season 3. I'll watch season 4 if there is one.

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Billy didn't deserve redemption. Douche should have been ripped apart joined the collective.
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Agree. I did not like that bit but I think short and sharp can be better!
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Just making the bad guy bigger and better doesn't make the season better. This is why the DCU is failing. no real thought going in on character development.
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I agree with you in general but I dont think that is what happened here. I think the series as a whole worked really well and we did see big development in a number of characters.

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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1404 on: July 14, 2019, 10:54:37 pm »
Speaking of Stranger Things, you can call Murray Bauman.

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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1405 on: July 15, 2019, 12:07:22 pm »
I wasn't that impressed with the short season 3. I'll watch season 4 if there is one.

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I agree.
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not so much for whether anyone deserves redemption or not, it was just too explanatory for his being an asshole. Having known too many people raised poorly that didn't become assholes (and vise versa) I hate the whole trope of a bad childhood explaining everything
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The season was good, but I think they went overboard on the clever kid thing, especially Lucas' sister. Super sassy and all too smart.

What I really liked about the series early on (season 1) is they hit the right mark on the kids.
It was as if a "real" world and real kids was beset with the type of weirdness of an 80's movie, but without the super-smart sassy Spielberg kids.

Also they over did the dorky uniform for the ice cream shop. There were occasional dumb uniforms, but none any bit close to that stupid.
The boy's shorts, however, were perfect.
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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1406 on: July 15, 2019, 02:32:49 pm »
What show are you guys talking about? I’m lost.
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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1407 on: July 15, 2019, 02:33:35 pm »
What show are you guys talking about? I’m lost.
Stranger Things season 3.

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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1408 on: July 15, 2019, 02:37:09 pm »
And Stranger Things season 4 takes places in a post-WWIII nuclear wasteland, right? Cuz how is the USSR building a military base and having armed soldiers on American soil NOT an act of war?

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« Reply #1409 on: July 15, 2019, 02:47:23 pm »
And Stranger Things season 4 takes places in a post-WWIII nuclear wasteland, right? Cuz how is the USSR building a military base and having armed soldiers on American soil NOT an act of war?
The thing I find most breaks my suspension of disbelief is that they're all running around in uniforms speaking Russian.  WTF, who would think that was a great plan?  Lets build a big military research facility in enemy territory and send over a bunch goons that don't speak english?  I sort of get for the scientist, maybe they have special skills that aren't readily available but certainly, they'd have enough soldiers that speak English to make it less noticeable.  Also, there point guy with the mayor?