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« Reply #640 on: February 05, 2021, 03:38:18 PM »

I?ve just finished a Scandinavian series called The Bridge.. truly excellent, all four seasons...

A French series called Call My Agent... very funny

And am now into a US comedy series called Brockmire... very funny. Anyone else
 watching this one ?
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« Reply #641 on: February 05, 2021, 08:18:36 PM »

I've just finished a Scandinavian series called The Bridge.. truly excellent, all four seasons...

I've never seen the original Danish-Swedish series The Bridge (Broen or Bron). Which is odd, because I'm a big fan of Scandinavian noir in general (to read or watch). I think when it came out, streaming wasn't such a big deal and there was no easy way to watch it. I see it's now available on Amazon Prime Video.

I did see the British-French remake The Tunnel, which ran three seasons and was pretty good. That is, the acting was great, the stories were preposterous and the denouements were disappointing. (I like my cops to succeed in at least some aspects of their jobs.)
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« Reply #642 on: February 06, 2021, 01:17:00 AM »

I think you should give the original Bridge a whirl... I think you might like it. Ive really enjoyed it.. isnt there a US re make also ?
Have you seen Before We Die ? Another Swedish thriller that?s been recommended to me.. Also Marcella... a British Nordic Noir series from the creator of The Bridge..

and then theres  Brockmire ? A baseball set comedy... 😊

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« Reply #643 on: February 06, 2021, 06:28:43 PM »

My local PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) station ran Before We Die last year, and I dutifully put all ten episodes on my DVR. But after watching the first two or three, I lost heart. It was just too depressing, at least at that point in the pandemic. I'll probably finish watching it eventually. I see there's a Season Two around, also.

The plot, if you're interested, involves evil drug dealers and conflicted police officers.

Mild spoiler follows:

The first extended plot thread ends in a chase sequence with the worst possible outcome. Personally, I like my chase sequences to end the way they were designed to by the first brilliant minds who figured out that a chase sequence is something you can do in the movies that you can't do onstage: I want the hero to rescue the maiden tied to the railroad tracks before the freight train runs over her. The audience, having been driven nearly mad by suspense, heaves a huge sigh of relief, and we move on. If she's squashed by the train before he gets there, we're left thinking: What was the point of all that?
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« Reply #644 on: February 10, 2021, 03:45:25 PM »

It would be premature to call it a favorite current show but I'm looking forward to Clarice that starts in the US Thursday night. It takes place about a year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs. I'll watch the first few episodes at least to see if I like it. I think there's only going to be 10 episodes for this season (which has become normal for streaming shows, but this is on CBS--and I'm sure the reason is because it's around the middle of the usual TV season).

I did rewatch The Silence of the Lambs a few nights ago to prepare for it. ;D
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« Reply #645 on: April 18, 2021, 12:29:51 AM »

Am currently watching all two seasons of Shrill starring Aidy Bryant.. I think its originally on Hula
In my opinion its a brilliant, edgy, superbly cast and very funny show...
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« Reply #646 on: April 26, 2021, 11:11:30 PM »

My wife has been watching a lot of that lately. I?ve seen bits and pieces and it didn?t grab me. Need to watch from the beginning to form any sort of opinion.

I?ve watched about the first half dozen episodes of Schitts Creek and I?m not feeling the love. Should I continue?
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« Reply #647 on: April 27, 2021, 01:40:39 PM »

I?ve watched about the first half dozen episodes of Schitts Creek and I?m not feeling the love. Should I continue?

I'd say no. I think those episodes are pretty representative of the show as a whole, and if you're not liking it after 6 episodes, that's not likely to change. In most cases, I usually watch a couple of episodes of a show and if I don't like it, I'll stop watching it, but I did have an experience similar to you with "Modern Family" recently. I watched 7 episodes, since I know that it's a very popular, Emmy-award winning show, but I just never got what all the hype was about, so I stopped watching it.

Does anyone have similar experiences with a popular show that you watched, but you just didn't get what was supposed to be so great about it? What shows?
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« Reply #648 on: April 27, 2021, 01:48:06 PM »

I?d stick with Schitts Creek a little longer.. I think it took me a little while to get it but I ended up really enjoying
the writing and the characters...
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« Reply #649 on: May 03, 2021, 04:45:19 PM »

I know I've brought up Cobra Kai before, but has anyone watched it? It's really fun.  O0
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« Reply #650 on: May 03, 2021, 04:55:28 PM »

I know I've brought up Cobra Kai before, but has anyone watched it? It's really fun.  O0

We watched the first couple of episodes and it was ok. Another case of hearing great things but didn?t grab me. I suppose we should start watching again.
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« Reply #651 on: May 04, 2021, 03:30:18 PM »

I watched the first episode of Cobra Kai when it was still a Youtube TV show. I liked it but didn't watch any more. I think I'll check it out when I get Netflix again, which will probably be this summer.

Last week I watched The Hardy Boys Hulu series that came out late last year. I am a fan of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, and I enjoyed this series. It went in a direction I wasn't expecting. Hopefully there's a second season.
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« Reply #652 on: May 08, 2021, 10:04:12 PM »

It would be premature to call it a favorite current show but I'm looking forward to Clarice that starts in the US Thursday night. It takes place about a year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs. I'll watch the first few episodes at least to see if I like it. I think there's only going to be 10 episodes for this season (which has become normal for streaming shows, but this is on CBS--and I'm sure the reason is because it's around the middle of the usual TV season).

I did rewatch The Silence of the Lambs a few nights ago to prepare for it. ;D

What do you think of it? I?m watching the first episode now.
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« Reply #653 on: May 09, 2021, 10:43:33 AM »

I've watched the first five episodes and have another three on the DVR. I like it over all. There's a couple of really good ones in there. I don't like everything about where they took the show, but I'm willing to go with it to see where else it goes.

I recently watched Star Trek: Lower Decks, a Paramount+ series from last year. It was a lot of fun. The second season starts in August.
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