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TOPIC: What TV SHOWS are you watching?

What TV SHOWS are you watching? 06 Jun 2011 08:50 #97483

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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 16 Jun 2015 16:07 #204442

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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is a really cool BBC show about two magic users in the 1800's. I've never seen a more gorgeous show with the exception of Downton Abbey, and this show is more engaging than that one.

Ooh I've been looking forward to this one. Tried to read the book ages ago and kinda bogged down in the unrelenting period drama-ness of it, which I find slightly more palatable in video form.

Total opposite for me on the book, I really enjoyed it. The unrelenting footnotes were a feature for me, not a distraction.

I'll definitely have to check this out, I had no idea it existed until this thread.

(but I think your experience with the book is more typical. Most of my friends abandoned it quite quickly.)
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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 16 Jun 2015 17:58 #204456

Just about finished with the first season of "Borgen", a Danish series about politics and journalism. All I know about European politics I learned from reading the rules for Die Macher but the series is keeping my interest so far.
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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 16 Jun 2015 19:27 #204462

Not Sure wrote:
iguanaDitty wrote:
hotseatgames wrote:
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is a really cool BBC show about two magic users in the 1800's. I've never seen a more gorgeous show with the exception of Downton Abbey, and this show is more engaging than that one.

Ooh I've been looking forward to this one. Tried to read the book ages ago and kinda bogged down in the unrelenting period drama-ness of it, which I find slightly more palatable in video form.

Total opposite for me on the book, I really enjoyed it. The unrelenting footnotes were a feature for me, not a distraction.

I'll definitely have to check this out, I had no idea it existed until this thread.

(but I think your experience with the book is more typical. Most of my friends abandoned it quite quickly.)

It is one of my favourite books but I understand that a lot of people just don't get it. I didn't know about the series either so it will be watched very soon.
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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 16 Jun 2015 21:54 #204465

I watched the first episode of Jonathan Strange. Never read the book. Its a slow burn, which I like. I don't need constant stimuli to enjoy a good story. I like that Norrell spends most of his time studying books. Not sure what to think of Strange yet. The Raven King herald was cool. I will definitely see where this goes.
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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 16 Jun 2015 23:50 #204468

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I watched the first episode of Jonathan Strange. Never read the book. Its a slow burn, which I like. I don't need constant stimuli to enjoy a good story. I like that Norrell spends most of his time studying books. Not sure what to think of Strange yet. The Raven King herald was cool. I will definitely see where this goes.

woop, you've got some character building ahead of you....

Maybe I can get my wife to watch this. She was a serious Downton Abbey watcher (I never got into it), but she and I don't usually agree on shows.

I think Silicon Valley is goddamn hilarious, the best thing since Community was good. She hated it.

At least we agree on Orange is the New Black, so we're watching Season 3 now.
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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 17 Jun 2015 11:55 #204489

Not Sure wrote:
iguanaDitty wrote:
hotseatgames wrote:
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is a really cool BBC show about two magic users in the 1800's. I've never seen a more gorgeous show with the exception of Downton Abbey, and this show is more engaging than that one.

Ooh I've been looking forward to this one. Tried to read the book ages ago and kinda bogged down in the unrelenting period drama-ness of it, which I find slightly more palatable in video form.

Total opposite for me on the book, I really enjoyed it. The unrelenting footnotes were a feature for me, not a distraction.

I'll definitely have to check this out, I had no idea it existed until this thread.

(but I think your experience with the book is more typical. Most of my friends abandoned it quite quickly.)

I think I liked the footnotes more than the main story for the bits I read, actually. It just took so long to get anywhere; I tend to have patience but either I didn't when I read it or I ran out.
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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 18 Jun 2015 02:34 #204518

Slogging through Agents of SHIELD Season 2. It's OK but nothing special.

Homeland was absolutely brilliant.

Not interested in GoT which just seems to me to be torture porn in a different suit. Allows people to watch it and talk about it without getting too embarrassed over the cooler. Can't get past Episode 1 Season 1 so I'm done with it, I think.
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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 18 Jun 2015 08:38 #204522

I remember starting the books and thinking, "This feels a lot like a tv script for a soap opera, in a fantasy setting."
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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 18 Jun 2015 10:29 #204534

I also started Agents of SHIELD Season 2, a few eps in. Complete guilty pleasure for me - I can acknowledge while I'm watching that if I wasn't so tied into the setting and actually like the characters now, it would be terrible. But I love it.
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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 18 Jun 2015 18:02 #204551

Watched first episode of J Strange and Mr Norrell. I found it engaging enough that I will stick with it, however.....
Jonathan Strange's reason for wanting to practice magic is lamely contrived. I hope the rest of the show doesn't have such dopey justifications for characters's motivations.
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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 19 Jun 2015 11:20 #204593

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but all of Theon's torture scenes really started wearing thin. There's only so much of that I can watch.

All off scene and alluded to in the books BTW. But they needed scenes with Theon in S4 I suppose.

Some people didn't even catch the fact that he lost his junk after reading the book (5, btw)! I didn't think it was that subtle, but I guess it depends how attentive you are while reading.
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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 19 Jun 2015 11:31 #204595

For some reason Jonathan Strange was picked up by Space in Canada and I have no idea when it'll air.

It's a great fairy tale story, with SCARY fairies (not Tink) as in Neil Gaiman's stuff (Sandman and Stardust).
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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 19 Jun 2015 12:15 #204603

Battlebots are back!!!
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What TV SHOWS are you watching? 19 Jun 2015 13:35 #204612

ThirstyMan wrote:
Slogging through Agents of SHIELD Season 2. It's OK but nothing special.

Homeland was absolutely brilliant.

Not interested in GoT which just seems to me to be torture porn in a different suit. Allows people to watch it and talk about it without getting too embarrassed over the cooler. Can't get past Episode 1 Season 1 so I'm done with it, I think.
If it hasn't been spoiled for you, GoT does an awesome job at upsetting the tropes of the fantasy fiction genre--that's why it has such a following. Not because of tits-on-TV and some decapitations. It's post-modern high fantasy, but I get it if you want to avoid it. It is gross as hell some times.

Looking forward to TRUE DETECTIVE season 2. The only TV shows I have watched this last year have been TRUE DETECTIVE, GAME OF THRONES, and DAREDEVIL. Got that bar set high.
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