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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1485 on: September 03, 2019, 10:57:48 AM »
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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1486 on: September 03, 2019, 11:52:56 AM »
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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1487 on: September 03, 2019, 02:21:00 PM »
First episode of "Carnival Row" looks pretty good.
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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1488 on: September 08, 2019, 12:19:05 AM »
The Boys almost lost me in e01 with the casting couch. It took me three weeks or so to even think about fast forwarding past it to see the rest. I'm glad they handled it the way they did.

Overall it is among the best TV I have seen. Acting, writing, narrative... Damn.
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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1489 on: September 08, 2019, 05:49:52 PM »
I enjoyed Carnival Row. Maybe not in my top of all time list, but solid entertainment. Really liked the rest of The Dark Crystal. And just started The Boys... Is it just me or is Simon Pegg's voice utterly unrecognizable with an American accent? It's weird how different he sounds to me. Then again, it's not as if I recognized his voice when he played the Chamberlain in TDC.

EDIT: Castle Rock was interesting, too. Among the better King adaptations I've seen, though I don't know if it is faithful to the original as I haven't read it.
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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1490 on: September 08, 2019, 06:42:08 PM »
I watched the first episode of Carnival Row. I'm going to withhold judgment for now, but I found it plodding and heavy-handed.  Hopefully it improves.
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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1491 on: September 08, 2019, 06:44:34 PM »
I enjoyed Carnival Row.  It's generic action/adventure fantasy.  Reminded me a bit of some random NPCs questing around Baldur's Gate, if any of you ever played that one.
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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1492 on: September 09, 2019, 10:55:45 AM »
I enjoyed Carnival Row.  It's generic action/adventure fantasy.  Reminded me a bit of some random NPCs questing around Baldur's Gate, if any of you ever played that one.

I thought the first episode was OK but I felt like it really hit its stride at about episode 4. The main plot line was only mildly interesting (until the second half of the season) but the side-plot lines were much more intriguing. It concluded very nicely and I'm excited to see where the show goes from here. They've opened the door to a much more interesting series of storylines.

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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1493 on: September 09, 2019, 07:51:31 PM »
I enjoyed Carnival Row.  It's generic action/adventure fantasy.  Reminded me a bit of some random NPCs questing around Baldur's Gate, if any of you ever played that one.

I thought the first episode was OK but I felt like it really hit its stride at about episode 4. The main plot line was only mildly interesting (until the second half of the season) but the side-plot lines were much more intriguing. It concluded very nicely and I'm excited to see where the show goes from here. They've opened the door to a much more interesting series of storylines.

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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1494 on: September 11, 2019, 09:38:08 PM »
I was waiting to hear from you all about Carnival Row before starting. The reviews I read were not kind.
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Re: List of the Very Best TV Shows
« Reply #1495 on: September 11, 2019, 11:30:02 PM »
I was waiting to hear from you all about Carnival Row before starting. The reviews I read were not kind.

I've finished episode 4, and it's improved somewhat. I think there's a great story in there, which I get glimpses of from time to time, but I'm not sure that it's quite being pulled off.
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